Aldridge’s 21 leads short-handed Spurs by Bulls

Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Porzingis returns to score 34, Knicks beat Kings Bryn Forbes, who was making his first career start, had 13 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3.San Antonio was also almost without Gay, who was “50/50” with an ailing back, but the veteran forward played 18 minutes.San Antonio raced to a 30-8 lead in the opening quarter, extending the margin to 22 points at the close of the period.The Bulls closed the gap by scoring on 10 straight possessions in the second quarter, but the Spurs regained their dominance in the third.Robin Lopez and Bobby Portis each had 17 points to lead Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson TIP-INSBulls: Chicago had nine steals after averaging 10.3 in its previous three games. … The Bulls trailed by 22 points after the first quarter. It was the Spurs’ largest margin after the opening period since leading by 24 in Chicago in 2014. … Justin Holiday was 1 for 4 on 3-pointers, snapping a 15-game streak in which me made at least two 3s. … The Bulls have lost four straight in San Antonio. Chicago’s last victory at the AT&T Center was Jan. 29, 2014.Spurs: Forbes is the third undrafted player under 6-foot-4 player to start a game in franchise history, joining Avery Johnson and Anthony Carter. … Gay has 10-plus points in 10 of 13 games this season. Ginobili is the only Spurs reserve with more double-digit scoring through 13 games in the past 30 years. Ginobili had 10-plus points in all 13 games in 2008, when he won the Sixth Man of the Year. … The Spurs had two back-to-back games at home in the same month for the first time in franchise history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8), of Australia, guards Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis. APSAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 133-94, setting a season-high in points despite missing a third of their roster Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Dejounte Murray added 17 points and Davis Bertans had 16 points in 18 minutes for San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT Chicago lost rookie forward Lauri Markkanen to a sprained left ankle late in the first half. The severity of the injury is unknown.The Spurs were without six players, including three starters. In addition to Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, who have yet to play this season due to quadriceps injuries, San Antonio was also without Danny Green. Manu Ginobili rested on the second night of a back-to-back. The Spurs still had the depth to hand the rebuilding Bulls their fourth straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSan Antonio had eight players in double figures.Rudy Gay and Brandon Paul each had 15 points as San Antonio closed out a six-game homestand with four victories. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? read more

Chooks-to-Go scraps PBA plans, reaffirms commitment with national team

first_imgRonald Mascariñas, president and general manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netWith the PBA still yet to resolve issues in the Board of Governors, Ronald Mascariñas, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president, bared that the Chooks-to-Go brand has decided to abandon its plans of pursuing its own PBA team to exert all of its efforts in helping the national team.“The last few months of our association with Gilas gave us the realization that it’s best for us to put all our resources behind the national team,” Mascariñas said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES Boy Sablan out as UST coach Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Mascariñas expressed interest in acquiring a PBA franchise before, but the amiable executive had a change of heart after repeated attempts and instead, reaffirmed its partnership with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) going forward.Chooks-to-Go has been a primary supporter of SBP’s programs, from the grassroots level in age group 3×3 tournaments to sponsoring the national team in international tournaments like the Jones Cup and the Southeast Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe poultry company has also went on to field a squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China, with prospective naturalized import Isaiah Austin, together with this year’s first rounders Kiefer Ravena, Raymar Jose, and Jeron Teng bannering Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.“Even if we had limited time to practice, coach Chot (Reyes) was able to assemble a very strong team,” said Mascariñas. MOST READ Deciding to go all in with the SBP, Chooks-to-Go will continue to give its all out support for Smart Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, which starts on Friday against Japan in Tokyo. Chooks-to-Go will also rally behind Gilas in the upcoming 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup which will be staged here in Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Oladipo, Pacers end Cavaliers 13-game winning streak

first_imgHK coach lauds Standhardinger’s toughness: ‘He’s a brave guy’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Instead, they came up just short on a night James had 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Love added 20 points in Cleveland’s first loss since Nov. 9 at Houston. The Cavs had won seven straight on the road.These teams went toe to toe most of the night, trading jabs, leads and momentum swings.But Oladipo’s closing combination finally stopped Cleveland.After using an 11-2 third-quarter spurt to finally retake the lead, the Cavs played catch up for the final 14 minutes.They got as close as 96-95 on J.R. Smith’s 3-pointer with 2:49 to go.Then Bojan Bogdanovic answered with a 3, Oladipo made one of two free throws and then hit the 3 that made it a six-point game.Cleveland cut the deficit to 104-102 on Smith’s 3 with 10 seconds left, but Cory Joseph made two throw and Myles Turner grabbed the rebound off Love’s errant 3 to seal it.“Tonight was an example of us putting the ball in his hands in the fourth quarter, late in the game and he has to makes reads,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said, referring to Oladipo. “He was able to do that.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Smith scored 15 points and was the only other player in double figures. … Love had seven rebounds. … The Cavs have scored 100 or more points in 19 straight games, the third-longest streak in franchise history. … Cleveland made 11 3s, its 15th consecutive game with 10 or more. They can tie the longest streak in franchise history Saturday. … Pacers: Turner had 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, his 11th game with three or more. … Indiana is 9-4 at home this season, where it has won four straight. … The Pacers were 15 of 39 on 3s and improved to 11-2 when making 10 or more this season. … Indiana had a 50-44 rebounding advantage.QUOTABLE“I’m just happy to see him — you know, a guy who was in Oklahoma City, didn’t get a, you know, a chance to really get his game on — come here back where he played college basketball and played so well,” Lue said when asked about Oladipo. “I’m happy for him and the way he’s playing.”INJURY REPORTCavaliers: Center Tristan Thompson and guards Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert and Isaiah Thomas all sat out again. The game also was stopped briefly in the first quarter when Jose Calderon started bleeding. And Love appeared to hurt his right arm, but he and Calderon both finished the game.Pacers: Lance Stephenson was limping in the first half, favoring his left leg, but continued to play. Point guard Darren Collison did not finish the game after aggravating a knee injury.UP NEXTCavaliers: Return home Saturday against Philadelphia for their first back-to-back sequence since late October.Pacers: Hosts Denver on Sunday and will try to snap a two-game losing streak in the series. View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In late October, his shot with 10.1 seconds left beat San Antonio. On Wednesday, his 3 with 31.1 seconds to go beat Chicago. This time, with 1:01 left, Oladipo’s 3 gave Indiana a 103-97 lead that sunk the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs.Cleveland never got another chance to tie or take the lead.Indiana has won three straight, nine of 12 and is the first team to beat the Cavs twice this season. Not bad for a rebuilding franchise that got swept by Cleveland in the first round of last season’s playoffs.“You’ve got to take away the head of the snake, and that’s been Paul George and now it’s Oladipo,” LeBron James said. “They’ve given (him) the confidence, no matter make or miss. He missed three or four straight 3s — some of them didn’t hit the rim, some of them hit the backboard — but they’ve given him the confidence, keep taking ’em. Then he makes the (one) to kind of put it away,”While Oladipo gave Indiana the upper hand, James & Co. did everything they could to break franchise records for longest winning streak and most consecutive road wins.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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 08: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 8, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo keeps delivering knockout blows.And nobody in the NBA seems to be immune from his closing flurries.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Two nights after beating the league’s worst team with a late 3-pointer, Indiana’s new shooting guard did it again with another late 3 and the Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 on Friday to end the Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak.Oladipo finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and six 3s and played so well that Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called him an All-Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“Coming from someone like him who’s been around great players, played with great players and, obviously, coaching the best player we have in our league it’s an honor for him to say that,” Oladipo said. “I’m not satisfied by any means and neither is this team. I’ve got to keep getting better, and this team has got to keep getting better.”The Pacers have played better than most expected following last summer’s Paul George trade. And the biggest reason has been Oladipo’s clutch shooting. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavaliers past Pacers

first_imgMOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lue moved Jae Crowder out of the starting lineup and replaced him with Thompson, who took over at center and moved Love back to his usual spot at power forward.The new/old look paid off for one game and Rose came up big, scoring seven straight points in the third when Lue pulled an ineffective Thomas, who finished with 12 points. Rose recently returned after missing two months with ankle injuries.Smith has been in a miserable shooting funk, but he found his stroke in the first quarter.He made three straight 3-pointers and made 4 of 6 in the opening 12 minutes. One of the NBA’s best — and least shy — outside shooters, Smith came in shooting just 5 of 31 from long range in his previous five games.TIP-INSPacers: Surrendered a season-high 73 points in the first half. … F/C Myles Turner (right elbow) missed his ninth straight game. “He’s practicing but he’s just not ready,” said coach Nate McMillan. “We’ll make that decision when we feel he’s comfortable enough to play.” … Collison returned after missing Wednesday’s game against Phoenix because of a personal reason.ADVERTISEMENT Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) drives between Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) and JR Smith (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 115-108. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 63rd career triple-double — overcoming 11 turnovers — and J.R. Smith scored 23 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers showed signs of ending their stunning slump with a 115-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.James finished with 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as the Cavs, following a minor lineup switch by coach Tyronn Lue, won for just the fourth time in 11 games. However, James kept Indiana close in the fourth with six turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Cleveland stopped Indiana from sweeping all four games between the clubs this season.Victor Oladipo scored 25, Darren Collison 19 and Domantas Sabonis 17 for the Pacers, who kept attacking and closed within five in the final minute before Cleveland closed it out.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 folkSmith made seven 3-pointers, Kevin Love had 13 rebounds and Derrick Rose scored 14 points for Cleveland. The Cavs were without Dwyane Wade, who was excused from the team to attend to a personal matter.With the Cavs unable to snap out of their prolonged, puzzling slide, Lue returned to a proven starting lineup with Isaiah Thomas joining James, Love, Tristan Thompson and Smith — the latter four starters that led Cleveland to three straight NBA Finals. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The seventh player to reach the 30,000-point summit, James waved as the crowd gave him a warm ovation. … Cleveland’s chemistry — or lack of it — has been a burning issue since the team’s heated meeting on Monday. Lue said players don’t have to like each other, but respect is imperative. “I was on a team where guys didn’t like each other but we won a championship,” said Lue, a member of the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers. “Once you get between the lines, you have to like who you’re playing with. Once you leave here, you don’t have to go out and hang out together and things like that, but you have to respect your teammate and play for your teammate.” … When he returns, Wade (21,782) needs 10 points to pass Larry Bird (21,791) for 32nd place on career scoring list.UP NEXTPacers: Visit Orlando on Saturday.Cavaliers: Host Detroit on Sunday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

North, South Korea share the ice in figure skating

first_imgView comments Read Next Despite their Four Continents bronze last month, Ryom and Kim had a few problems in practice. Ryom fell hard on a throw and failed to land two jumps, though she and Kim showed off an impressive lift, as Ryom perched on top of her partner with seemingly little effort.Ryom and Kim regularly consulted their coaches rinkside and Kim at one point visibly winced when a Japanese skater fell near him.They didn’t stop to chat with the dozens of assembled South Korean and international journalists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year South Korea’s Kim Kyueun and Kam Alex Kang Chan, left, skate next to North Korea’s Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)GANGEUNG, South Korea — North and South Korean figure skaters shared the same ice Monday for the first time at the Pyeongchang Olympics.The North’s pair of Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik didn’t socialize much with the South Korean and Japanese athletes in their practice session, but South Korean skater Alex Kam said they’d shared a few words.ADVERTISEMENT Brady takes his 3rd Super Bowl loss, despite 500-yard gamecenter_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We didn’t have much time to talk because our warmup schedule was different, but we just said ‘Hi’,” Kam said. “We were just talking about our schedule for this weekend.”Fresh off a third-place finish at the Four Continents championship in Taiwan last month, Ryom and Kim are the only North Koreans who met the Olympic qualifying standards in their sport prior to being invited. They’re also rare among North Korean athletes in having competed at several competitions abroad, where they’d mixed with foreign skaters including Kam and his partner Kim Kyu-eun.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 folkThey’re likely to be respectable mid-level competitors in Pyeongchang, though aren’t considered medal contenders.“They’re really friendly and really bright, so it wasn’t too difficult to get close to them,” Kam said. “It was nice to train alongside them because they’re a really good team, so when there’s good teams training with us, it pushes us a bit more.” LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies

first_imgLATEST STORIES Westbrook entered the game 16 rebounds shy of becoming the first player to average a triple-double for a season more than once. He reached that total with just over nine minutes left in the third quarter and received a standing ovation. He finished with just six points, but had a career-high 20 rebounds and 19 assists.“I’m very, very thankful and blessed, man, to go out and compete,” Westbrook said. “Like I’ve said many, many times, I don’t take this game for granted. I don’t take going out on the floor and competing for granted.”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 crownGeorge made 13 of 20 shots, including eight of 14 3-pointers.“I just caught a rhythm early,” George said. “It’s just sticking with it, staying with the process and just putting work in — a lot of work in. It paid off tonight.” With a loss, the Thunder would have been a No. 8 seed and forced to play No. 1 seed Houston in the first round. Instead, Oklahoma City will play Utah.Steven Adams scored 24 points and Corey Brewer added 17 for the Thunder, who matched a franchise record with 20 made 3-pointers.Dillon Brooks scored a career-high 36 points for Memphis.Westbrook had one of the most unusual first halves of his career to help the Thunder take a 20-point lead. He had 12 assists and 11 rebounds, yet only scored one point and took two shots. George scored 26 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including 5 of 5 on 3-pointers in the first half to help Oklahoma City score a season-high 77 points in the first half.Brooks scored 16 points in the third quarter to help the Grizzlies trim their deficit to 105-96 at the end of the third quarter. The Grizzlies scored 39 points in the period.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ellington sets Heat record, Miami tops Toronto View comments Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball in front of Memphis Grizzlies guard Kobi Simmons (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook needed rebounds to reach a milestone, so Paul George took care of the points.George scored 40 points, Westbrook clinched a triple-double average for the second straight season and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 137-123 on Wednesday night.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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Memphis hung tough in the fourth quarter before back-to-back 3-pointers by Terrance Ferguson and George pushed Oklahoma City’s lead to 133-116.“Obviously, I thought we had plays where we could have prevented points, but for the most part, they (Memphis) just played really well tonight,” George said. “I thought we did a great job of not falling into just being complacent. I thought we played phenomenal tonight. It just so happened that they played well as well. It’s like that sometimes. It’s just great that we played well enough to win.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: Marc Gasol (rest), Tyreke Evans (personal reasons), JaMychal Green (knee soreness), Wayne Selden Jr. (right knee soreness), Andrew Harrison (right wrist/left shoulder) and Jarell Martin (left ankle) all sat out.Thunder: Westbrook brought F Nick Collison out to midcourt with him before the game. Westbrook said he wasn’t sure if it would be the 37-year-old Collison’s last regular-season game, but he wanted the crowd to acknowledge Collison’s contribution to the franchise. … G Alex Abrines (concussion protocol) did not play. … Westbrook had seven assists in the first quarter. … Brewer was fouled on a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter and left the game for good with a knee sprain.STAT LINESWestbrook matched a season low with two field goals made and set a season low with nine field goal attempts.SUPPORTING CASTWestbrook didn’t shoot well, but the other four starters shot a combined 33 for 55 from the field.QUOTABLEBickerstaff on the team’s 22-60 finish: “When you go through these types of times, everybody who is involved’s true character comes out. It’s easy when things are roses and sunshine to be a good player, a good teammate, to be a positive coach, whatever it may be. But these times, who are you? Hopefully everybody involved learned from it.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Season is over.Thunder: Will open the playoffs this weekend.center_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Mayhem

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “Class,” Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut sarcastically tweeted after posting an image of Pingris’ selfie.The game was supposed to provide Fiba a glimpse of the cavernous arena, one of the venues for the Fiba World Cup 2023 which the country is hosting with Indonesia and Japan.Instead, it will now be remembered as the site of one of the worst brawls the sport has witnessed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nine players from the Philippines and four from Australia were ejected in the aftermath of the brawl that could also lead to huge repercussions as Gilas navigates the second round of qualifying.The game was stopped with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter and the Boomers comfortably ahead, 79-48, after some physical play involving RR Pogoy and Chris Goulding.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 crownAnother Aussie player, Daniel Kickert, hit Pogoy with an elbow, triggering the free-for-all that also saw Gilas players on the bench Carl Bryan Cruz and Calvin Abueva getting involved.Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo then swarmed at Kickert as the incident worsened when fans hurled chairs at the Aussies. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Pogoy, Blatche, Castro, Romeo, Cruz, Abueva, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar were ejected, while NBA player Thon Maker, Kickert, Goulding and Nathan Sobey were also slapped with disqualifying fouls.The game resumed with Gilas left with just three players in June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and Baser Amer.The match ended in the third quarter when the three Filipinos fouled out.While several fans inside the venue were loudly cheering for Gilas following the brawl, the incident was met with disdain and disappointment online, especially after former Gilas player Marc Pingris was captured taking a selfie with the team during a lull following the melee.“Embarassing,” former Gilas captain Jimmy Alapag said on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres widens gap after blanking Stallion Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES 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 BOCAUE, Bulacan—What was supposed to be a showcase of the strides made by Philippine basketball and its national team turned out to be one of its darkest moments on the world stage.In front of a big home crowd, Gilas Pilipinas absorbed a 53-89 loss to Australia in a Fiba World Cup 2019 Qualifiers game following a rumble in the third period in the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Boxing at 2020 Olympics remains in doubt

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE – Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov poses with his medal after winning Uzbekistan’s first gold medal of the Rio Olympics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZBoxing could still be axed from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after the IOC admitted Thursday that concerns remain over the sport’s governance and management by the International Boxing Federation (AIBA).“The IOC Executive Board received a report on the AIBA situation and highlighted its significant ongoing concern with a number of key areas… that require further information and confirmation,” said an IOC statement.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Tiger Woods finds his Open return a pain in the neck These areas involved “governance, ethical and financial management”.In February, the IOC said they had been “extremely worried” and “extremely preoccupied” by the nomination of Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov for the AIBA’s interim presidency.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’“The IOC executive board decided to maintain its position which includes continued suspension of any financial contributions from IOC to AIBA and the right to review the inclusion of boxing on the programme of the 2020 Olympics.”IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the situation will be further evaluated at the next meeting of the executive board in Tokyo from November 30-December 2. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Philippines facing fines for SBP’s Asian Games pullout

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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ withdrawal from the 2018 Asian Games won’t go unpunished.Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas said the SBP is expecting sanctions from the Olympic Council of Asia after their withdrawal with a few weeks left before the start of the competition.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “I think so, there will be a sanction which is probably in terms of a monetary fine,” said Vargas in media conference call at PBA office on. “I don’t know if there’s a sanction outside of the fine.”This isn’t the only fine the SBP has been slapped with in recent weeks with Fiba imposing hefty penalties for brawl between the Philippines and Australia during the 2018 World Cup Asian Qualifiers.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’Apart from the suspensions slapped on the players, Fiba fined the SBP around P13.3 million or CHF 250,000.Vargas, however, assured that the effects of SBP’s withdrawal from the Jakarta Games won’t spillover to the other sports the Philippines is participating in. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “There’s no reason for it to spillover, this is an SBP decision so it should not affect the POC and the other sports,” said Vargas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘100% national team’: Revival of Gilas 1.0 program being considered Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

SBP seeks change in Fiba Asia Champions Cup eligibility rules

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments “The SBP is one with them [Fiba] [in strengthening the Champions Cup] but they must adjust the eligibility rules in the Fiba-Asia Champions Cup.” Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio marched to Thailand during the Fiba Asia Champions Cup with a directive in mind, and that was to create change.Panlilio wasn’t pleased when Fiba ruled Meralco forwards Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge as non-Filipinos for the continental club tournament despite the two being ruled as locals in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UAAP: Ateneo destroys UST for fourth straight win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES That, however, may change for the next editions of the Champions Cup after Panlilio talked with Fiba Executive Director-Asia Hagop Khajiran during the halftime break between the Bolts and Alvark Tokyo in changing the policy regarding Filipino-foreign players.“Mission accomplished, that was the objective in coming over,” said Panlilio in a statement sent to the media.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 ChrissPanlilio said he advised Meralco team managed Paolo Trillo to talk to Hagop about changing the eligibility rules in the Champions Cup regarding players with mix heritage but the Fiba official did not make an attempt to talk to Fiba administrator Zoran Radovic to discuss the SBP’s suggestion.“The SBP just wants to be fair to the future teams who will represent the country, we must protect the interest of the club teams and the Filipino basketball fans in general,” added Panlilio. “We take our basketball seriously and it is the federation’s responsibility to compete with the best possible roster and have a chance to win.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Panlilio said the Champions Cup, which is a club tournament, should have different eligibility rules with the country competitions of Fiba.The PBA rules any player with a Filipino blood as a local while Fiba, especially in country competitions, has stricter regulations on players with dual bloodlines.Fiba requires players, in the case of Filipino-foreign athletes, to have Philippine passport issued to them before they reach 16-years-old.Panlilio said with PBA teams having several Filipino-foreign players in their roster who didn’t get PH passports before 16, Fiba needs to have looser eligibility requirements if they want the Philippine teams to compete in the Champions Cup.“If Hagop’s stance is firm, then in the future no PBA team will be able to represent the Philippines in the Fiba Asian Champions Cup because almost all the teams have similar cases as Newsome and Hodge,” said Panlilio. “It is just counter-productive for club teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more