first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson While the result put group leader Nigeria’s hopes on hold, it definitely ended Cameroon’s, meaning the one-time World Cup quarterfinalist’s revival to win the African Cup of Nations in February was short-lived. The draw that sealed Cameroon’s World Cup fate came three days after it was beaten in Nigeria 4-0, a result that did not befit the African titleholder.There was one other qualifier in Africa on Monday, when Libya produced a big surprise to beat Guinea 1-0 in a game played in neutral Tunisia.GROUP AFEATURED 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’Libya had a heart-breaking experience in Guinea last week when it fought back from 2-0 down to level at 2-2 only to concede three minutes into injury time as Guinea won 3-2.This time, Libya scored first through Hamdou Mohamed and held on, playing the last half-hour with 10 men after Mohammed al-Gadi’s red card. UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE aims big after ‘disappointing’ run last season Nigeria, showing some long-needed consistency, remained unbeaten in the final round of qualifying and will make certain of a place at Russia with a win over Zambia next month in its penultimate qualifying game.The five group winners will be Africa’s World Cup qualifiers. Tunisia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Uganda are the group leaders and if that stays the same there will be two World Cup debutants from Africa next year in Burkina Faso and Uganda.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Cameroon’s goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa helps injured Nigeria’s forward Odion Ighalo during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, southern Nigeria, on September 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEIThe African champion won’t be in Russia for next year’s World Cup.Cameroon was the first team to be eliminated in the final round of qualifying in Africa after drawing with Nigeria 1-1 at home on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ After collecting its first points of the group stage, Libya still has a chance of qualifying for the World Cup — albeit a very, very remote one.Tunisia leads Group A by three points ahead of Congo. Those two meet on Tuesday.GROUP BNigeria led in Yaounde through Moses Simon’s 30th-minute goal.Vincent Aboubakar, Cameroon’s match-winner in the African Cup final, equalized with a penalty in the 75th.Cameroon pushed hard in the last 15 minutes as a World Cup place slipped away, with Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa pulling off a double save in the dying minutes to deny Arnaud Djoum and Collins Fai.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe 24-year-old forward suffered a slight fracture on his left cheek after a freak fall in the Gin Kings elimination game against TNT last September 23.The former UST stalwart said he’s just awaiting the green light from the doctors. He has already returned to the team’s practice, but limited to only non-contact drills.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s already normal. There’s no more pain. I’m just resting and waiting for the go signal of our doctors,” he said.Rather than be down, Ferrer is taking advantage of the extended time to heal up as the Kings prepare for the bigger wars ahead. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Meralco suspends Kelly Nabong Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Ferrer is hoping to return to action as soon possible for Ginebra Ginebra.The Ginebra rookie is looking to return on Friday after he missed the Gin Kings’ 121-94 Game 1 rout of TNT in their 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “This is the time where I shouldn’t be down. I have to prepare for the time when I make the comeback and I hope that I’ll be better when I return,” he said.Ferrer has been averaging 5.25 points on a 38-percent shooting from three, to go with 1.25 rebounds in 12.4 minutes of play this conference.Ginebra shoots for a 2-0 series lead against TNT on Wednesday in Batangas.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more


first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOne of the craftiest guards in the amateur ranks, Jett Manuel has tossed his hat in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pool.The 24-year-old submitted his application on Wednesday, joining what appears to be one of the most loaded rookie classes in years.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? With or without injured Salado, Chiefs ready for crucial stretch “Personally, it’s been a goal of mine ever since to see how far I can go with regards to basketball and the PBA. I’ve been training and preparing for this since the beginning of the year. I got to expose myself and measure myself on the international level with Chooks-to-Go and I just felt that I was ready and it was time,” he said.The 6-foot-2 scorer seamlessly blended into coach Chot Reyes’ system with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas, where he thrived as one of the team’s superb combo guards in the continental club championship.“Aside from my shooting, I like playing defense and fitting into a system. I was never the type of player to just get the ball and go freelance. I’ve always preferred fitting into a system of a coach, I think that’s why I enjoyed playing for coach Chot with the limited time that I had,” he said.Aside from Manuel, Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger, Ateneo ace Kiefer Ravena, La Salle stud Jeron Teng, and FEU bruiser Raymar Jose have also declared their intentions to join the draft.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “I just felt that it was the right time,” said Manuel. “I finished and accomplished all I could for UP in the UAAP, I got my civil engineering license. I spoke to my parents, trainer, and my manager Mel Macasaquit and all of us are aligned that this is the right move for my basketball career.”Manuel had a rousing end to his collegiate career as he averaged 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in his senior year in UAAP Season 79, while also helping to lay out the foundation for the resurgent Fighting Maroons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThough he remained inactive for the past year due to prepare for May 2017 Board Exams for engineers, which he also passed, he has kept himself fit and even earned a spot with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China, where he averaged 6.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 18.8 minutes of play.But Manuel acknowledges that the PBA is a whole different beast and he’d like to test his mettle against some of the country’s finest ballers. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny GROUP AAnother Man United win at Old Trafford seemed routine, and it was 18-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar who again had the most eye-catching night.Svilar saved a penalty kick from Anthony Martial before conceding an own goal for the second straight game against United — his only two Champions League appearances.Two weeks after carrying a cross over his own goal-line, Svilar was unlucky this time when Nemanja Matic’s 45th-minute shot struck the post and rebounded into the net off the goalkeeper’s shoulder.United’s second goal came from another penalty, which coach Jose Mourinho seemed to insist should be taken by defender Daley Blind and not by Romelu Lukaku, the forward who now has not scored in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Basel would have joined United in the Round of 16 by beating CSKA Moscow and led at halftime through Luca Zuffi’s lobbed shot into an empty goal.CSKA perked up when substitute Alan Dzagoev came on, and the fit-again playmaker scored in the 65th minute before Pontus Wernbloom forced the winner in the 79th.CSKA and Basel both have six points, and United will advance by avoiding defeat in Switzerland in three weeks’ time.GROUP BIn a mismatched group, Paris Saint-Germain has won all four games, scoring 17 goals without conceding. Anderlecht has lost four, conceding 15 without scoring.Marco Verratti and Neymar scored in the first half, and left back Kurzawa lit up Parc des Princes by getting three in the second half.Bayern also moved into the Round of 16 draw with nine points after emerging from a typically raucous night in Glasgow to beat a spirited Celtic 2-1.Since replacing Carlo Ancelotti as coach, Jupp Heynckes has led Bayern to six straight wins. Kingsley Coman gave Bayern a first-half lead, Celtic’s Callum McGregor leveled in the 74th, three minutes before Javi Martinez secured the win.GROUP CFor the second time in two weeks, Roma put three goals past Chelsea’s experienced defense. After a rousing 3-3 draw in London, it was a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 win in Rome that began with Stephan El Shaarawy’s powerful shot inside 40 seconds.El Shaarawy scored again before halftime to punish hesitation by former Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. Diego Perotti struck with a long-range shot midway through the second half. MOST READ 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 Dodgers beat Astros 3-1, force World Series to Game 7 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PSG’s Layvin Kurzawa,, second left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal with his teammates Dani Alves, left, Adrien Rabiot, center, Neymar, second right, and Julian Draxler during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Anderlecht at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)GENEVA — Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are the first teams in the Champions League knockout rounds after the group rivals both won Tuesday to advance with two games left.PSG routed Anderlecht 5-0 — with defender Layvin Kurzawa scoring three to outshine Neymar — and Bayern won 2-1 at Celtic.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Roma edged one point ahead of Chelsea in the standings, and there is four-point gap to Atletico Madrid in third place.Atletico has gone to at least the quarterfinals in each of the past four seasons but now risks missing out after another draw against newcomer Qarabag of Azerbaijan, 1-1 in Madrid.Qarabag led in the 40th minute with a header by midfielder Michel, and Atletico equalized with a stunning side-foot shot from Thomas Partey in the 56th. Both teams finished with 10 men.Atletico hosts Roma on Nov. 22.GROUP DBarcelona and Juventus are still heavily favored to advance despite both sides missing their chance on Tuesday.Barcelona drew 0-0 at Olympiakos and Juventus needed a late leveler from Gonzalo Higuain to earn a 1-1 draw at Sporting Lisbon.The two powerhouses meet in Turin in three weeks’ time, when Barcelona will need only a draw to progress.Barcelona has 10 points, three points clear of last year’s runner-up Juventus, with Sporting a furtherthree points back.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Manchester United, like PSG, won a fourth straight game but beating Benfica 2-0 was not yet enough toensure advancing from Group A.Roma started early, scoring after 40 seconds in a 3-0 win against Chelsea that seized leadership of Group C from coach Antonia Conte’s team. Atletico Madrid is still winless after being held 1-1 by visiting Qarabag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBarcelona and Juventus both drew away from home to maintain their steady progress in Group D.Here is a look at what happened in Tuesday’s games. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Xavier Alexander powered the 1-1 Slingers with a 27-point, 11-rebound, and 12-assist line while Ryan Wright finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds as Singapore relied on just five of its players to score.Alab managed to make the game close in the third after cutting a 13-point deficit, 68-55, with a 16-4 run that Ivan Johnson capped off from the free throw line to cut the margin to 72-71 with 26 seconds left in the period. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut the new-look Alab Pilipinas struggled to take over the game for good and succumbed to their second setback at home. Chukwunike Okosa led Alab with 24 points and 10 boards while Johnson added 19 rebounds and eight assists. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PHOTO FROM ASEAN BASKETBALL LEAGUESingapore dealt Alab Pilipinas its second straight loss in the Asean Basketball League with a 97-83 beating Wednesday at Sta. Rosa Arena.The Slingers used a 21-4 game-closing run to fend off Alab Pilipinas with AJ Mandani capping off the surge with a mid-range jumper.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Caracut also finds his mark to keep Green Archers alivecenter_img LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more


first_img“Every game, I want them to think that it is a championship game,” said Pascua. “They should think that this will be their last game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Head coach: George PascuaLast season: 8-6 (no.4)Key holdovers: Jerrili Malabanan, Toni Rose Basas, Bernadeth PonsKey losses: Remy Palma, Rosemarie VargasADVERTISEMENT NCAA volleyball: San Beda locks up twice-to-beat edge after downing EAC OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Pascua will be leading a team that finished Season 79 at the fourth spot with an 8-6 record but  bowed out to Ateneo in the Final Four.What Pascua won’t be having this year, though, is the leadership and savvy of former captain Remy Palma who’ has already exhausted her five-year playing career with the Lady Tamaraws.Pascua, though, looked at the absence of Palma as a new challenge for his team that still has the attacking capabilities of Bernadeth Pons, Jerrili Malabanan, and Toni Rose Basas.“Of course Remy had that veteran presence and her leadership was the big factor that is lacking right now,” said Pascua who will now look to Pons to serve as his skipper. “I want Bernadeth to really take that leadership role and now that she’s in the position Remy once held, I know she can do a great job with it.”And with a veteran core at his disposal, Pascua knows he won’t have a difficult time putting the mentality that already has a sense of urgency going into Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The league’s winningest team will parade a new coach for Season 80, but the new figurehead in Far Eastern University’s bench is well aware of the legacy draped in green-and-gold.George Pascua, who took over the Lady Tamaraws’ head coaching duties from Shaq Delos Santos, is a former Tamaraw himself and he only has one goal for his beloved alma mater—win the top prize in Season 80 and deliver FEU its record 30th championship.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“There’s always FEU’s legacy in terms of women’s volleyball,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Now we have to meet those expectations from everyone watching us.”“The team has the willingness, the hunger, the thirst to win games and maybe win another championship because FEU has always been a powerhouse team in the UAAP.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more


first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 4 West Brom players accused of stealing taxi in Spain Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours That’s exactly what worked against GlobalPort in the tussle after playing its second game in three days, with Jarencio struggling to find a spark in his lineup.“There’s no spark left and we can’t do anything. We were up by 12 points, but when the second half came, that’s when everything went downhill for us. Stanley (Pringle) could no longer shoot,” he said, as his leading scorer was limited to just five points in an awful 1-of-12 shooting from the field.Still, Jarencio lauded how his wards fought, a character which he believes will be a good building block going into the Batang Pier’s last two games.“At least you saw the team compete,” he said. “We have a good chance to make it to the playoffs if we can recover. We’re just ready. At least, the team will be well-rested.”ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio would rather stick to the positives as his side remains in the running for a quarterfinal spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.After losing to Magnolia, 96-81, on Friday, the outspoken mentor put the spotlight on the scheduling advantage the Batang Pier has into their final two elimination games as they will be well-rested for their remaining assignments this conference.ADVERTISEMENT “At least, we have a five-day break before we go against Kia. And after Kia, it will be a 10-day rest before we face Phoenix. That’s going to be big for us,” he said.GlobalPort faces the Picanto on Wednesday before taking on the Fuel Masters on March 2.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 folkJarencio highlighted the importance of this respite as he looks at this stretch as a make-or-break for the Batang Pier.“It’s big because you’re not tired. Just like what happened to TNT, they played three games in a week. When they faced us, they struggled because we were well-rested and they were fatigued. They had a hard time to recover,” he said. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more


first_imgBarcelona’s Messi celebrates after scoring against Sevilla during La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain on Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)MADRID — Even without being fully fit and despite playing only a few minutes, Lionel Messi still had enough to keep Barcelona from losing in the Spanish league.Messi, who recently missed two international friendlies with Argentina because of a leg muscle problem, scored an 89th-minute equalizer in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Sevilla led 2-0 until the 88th minute when Luis Suarez scored, then Messi made his mark again a minute later to extend the team’s unbeaten run to 30 matches.Messi started on the bench at Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium and went on in the 58th, not long after Sevilla scored its second through Luis Muriel.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 crownFranco Vazquez put the hosts ahead in the first half.Suarez scored from inside the area and Messi quickly got the equalizer with a well-placed left-footed shot into the lower corner, taking his league-leading tally to 26. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Girona went ahead early in the second half with a shot by Alex Granell, who found the top corner from outside the area.Levante equalized less than 15 minutes later through Jose Luis Morales from close range following a quick breakaway.Girona stayed in seventh place, still in contention for a Europa League spot next season.Levante remained 17th, but it opened a seven-point lead over Las Palmas, the first team inside the relegation zone. The result extended Levante’s unbeaten streak to four matches. It hasn’t lost since Paco Lopez took over the team after coach Juan Lopez Muniz was fired.“We moved a point closer to our goal of avoiding relegation,” Lopez said.CELTA EQUALIZES LATEBrais Mendez scored in injury time for Celta Vigo to draw at Athletic Bilbao 1-1, a result that kept both teams near the middle of the table.Celta was ninth, three points ahead of Athletic in 12th. 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 Sixers’ Embiid has surgery to repair broken orbital bone MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MADRID KEEPS WINNINGDespite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was rested for Tuesday’s match against Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals, Madrid defeated Las Palmas 3-0 in the Canary Islands to move within a point of second-place Atletico.Bale opened the scoring in the 26th minute after a long throughball by Luka Modric, making a run from near the midfield line before entering the area and finding the top corner with a powerful left-footed shot.Benzema, in his 400th game with Madrid, converted a 39th-minute penalty kick after Lucas Vazquez was fouled inside the area, and Bale netted his second goal by converting another penalty kick early in the second half after he was brought down inside the box.In addition to Ronaldo, coach Zinedine Zidane rested defender Sergio Ramos, midfielder Francisco “Isco” Alarcon, left back Marcelo, and midfielder Toni Kroos.“The players who don’t get to play often did a good job,” Zidane said.It was the fifth straight win for Madrid in all competitions.GIRONA HELDLevante held Girona to 1-1, ending the Catalan club’s home winning streak and moving further from the relegation zone.Girona, in its inaugural season in the first division, had won six straight games at home without conceding any goals. LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “He was still bothered (by the muscle problem), but it was already expected that he would play a few minutes,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.Barcelona has lost only three matches this season — two to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup and to Espanyol in the Copa del Rey. It was also unbeaten in the last seven league matches last season, and is one match away from equaling the record streak achieved by Real Sociedad from 1978-80.Barcelona has a 12-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid, which hosts struggling Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.Sevilla stayed in sixth place.Sevilla and Barcelona will play the Copa del Rey final on April 21 at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more


first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award He’s in good hands. At Alabama, Sexton played for former NBA guard Avery Johnson, and he’s being passed to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, a 14-year pro looking forward to developing the youngster.“I’ve watched him play,” Lue said. “I understand who he is as a player and as a person, talked to his parents a lot throughout the course of his college selection, so I know them very well. I’m just excited, man. To be able to have a young talent that I can help mold and build and make better and teach him what suit to wear, what shoes to wear with a suit, how to tie a tie, when you go to dinner, things like that that Bryan Shaw and Robert Horry and Ron Harper and those guys taught me, so I’m very excited about that.”Sexton wowed the Cavs during his personal workout, which came one day after Cleveland was swept by the Warriors. He attended Game 4, and as he witnessed James, Kevin Durant and others competing at the highest level the game offers, Sexton could imagine one day being part of the action.“Like the seats were shaking,” he said. “Fans were screaming. Just I feel like I’ll be ready to play in something like that when it’s my time.”Sexton smiled throughout his introductory news conference, which came following a nearly sleepless night in New York. And while he came across as easygoing and affable, there’s a darker side to Sexton.On the floor, he’s ferocious.“When you get between those lines, there’s no friends,” he said. “When you get between those lines it’s us against them, and we’re trying to win. It’s like a switch that cuts on. It’s go time when you get on the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers first round draft selection, Collin Sexton, center, displays his jersey with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, left and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue during a news conference at the Cavaliers training facility in Independence, Ohio, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Collin Sexton endeared himself to the Cavaliers with his competitive streak, speed and attitude long before they picked him in the NBA draft.His jersey number showed them something else: He’s fearless.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sexton made quite a first impression by deciding to take No. 2, his college number but also the one previously worn in Cleveland by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. After showing off his jersey at a news conference Friday, Sexton said he doesn’t feel pressure to live up to Irving’s high standards.READ: NBA Draft: Cavs select Bama’s Sexton to help convince LeBron to stayFEATURED 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“Not at all,” he said. “Coming in, I’m going to set goals for myself and then as well there’s going to be team goals set. But I feel like I’m not going to have to live up to anybody’s shoes, but I’m going to come in and learn and be the best player I can be on the court as well as off the court.”Some Cleveland fans feel No. 2 should be retired. After all, Irving made the biggest shot in franchise history in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals before asking to be traded last summer to escape the daunting shadow cast by LeBron James. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Maybe one day No. 2 will hang in the rafters. For now, it belongs to Sexton.With an eye toward rebuilding — and maybe persuading James to re-sign this summer — the Cavs selected Sexton, the lightning-quick Alabama point guard, on Thursday night with the No. 8 overall pick. As a freshman, the 19-year-old Sexton carried the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Tournament, for a brief time giving the school’s rabid football fans a late-winter diversion before coach Nick Saban blew his whistle in spring practice.The Cavs believe Sexton, who earned his “Young Bull” nickname in high school for his charge-ahead playing style, can help them finally offset the loss of Irving. Without him, Cleveland lacked a dependable second-scoring option for James; the club spent the entire season with a virtual revolving door at the position as coach Tyronn Lue started eight point guards.Irving’s absence was never felt more than in the Finals as the Golden State Warriors only had to concentrate on James. The Cavs didn’t have another player capable of breaking down their defense.Sexton gives Cleveland a new weapon.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more


first_imgLATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose after weigh-in n Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA LUMPUR—On the ring, Lucas Matthysse will show no respect for Manny Pacquiao.Speaking through his feisty trainer Joel Diaz, Matthysse said he will handle Pacquiao’s speed with his sheer power.ADVERTISEMENT Can Filipino icon finally end decade-long KO drought? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img “Even if he hits you in the shoulder, anywhere, he will hurt you; he’s a naturally strong human being,” said Diaz. “You hardly see any fighter like Lucas Matthysse.”But the outspoken trainer didn’t discount the possibility of Pacquiao showing up in his old, deadly form.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I know that Manny is a great fighter. A legend. With speed. But Lucas is stepping to the level of position fighting the legend,” said Diaz, who handled Timothy Bradley in two of three fights against Pacquiao.Unheard of by fans outside the boxing world, the Argentine WBA welterweight champion swore he’s in the “best shape of his life”  as he takes a shot at history in fighting the global boxing megastar.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’Diaz said: “At one point of the fight, they gonna exchange because they have to. If Lucas lands any punch on Pacquiao, it would hurt. I have never trained a guy that has so much power in left and right [hands].”And no, he’s not talking about that kind of one-time knockout blow inflicted by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. Diaz said Matthysse will be launching from all angles to better wear down the 39-year-old legend. MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View commentslast_img read more