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Blatche ‘super excited’ to rejoin Gilas

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche expressed his excitement as he rejoins Gilas Pilipinas for the start of its daily practices on Monday.“I’m super excited. I can’t wait for tomorrow,” Blatche said on Sunday as he sat courtside during the NLEX-Alaska duel at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Blatche was supposed to arrive to the country on Monday, but the naturalized center came in a few days in advance, flying in on Friday.“My team just allowed me to leave a lot earlier and I accepted that,” the 31-year-old said as he got an early release from his CBA club Xinjiang Flying Tigers.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 folkComing in a better shape compared to his form back in November, Blatche didn’t waste time since arriving in the Philippines as he scheduled a personal shootaround at Meralco Gym on Saturday.“I just try to come here, get used to the ball, and that’s it. It’s a different ball so I try to shoot with that ball again,” he said. UST libero Rivera suffers knee injury vs Ateneo Though the Philippines is a heavy underdog in its duel against Australia on Feburary 22 in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, Blatche is optimistic that Gilas can pull off the upset as long as it stays together.“We have to work hard as a team, use our strengths, our quickness, our outside shooting,” he said. “If we could do that, I feel we have a good chance.”Blatche joins the rest of Gilas Pilipinas for the first time on Monday afternoon at West Greenhills Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Ben Simmons posts triple-double as 76ers past Timberwolves

first_img“They got some easy baskets and once you get momentum, it’s tough,” said Wolves guard Jamal Crawford, who scored 13 points. “They started playing off of confidence. They hit tough shots. They played with more energy. They really took it to us.”Embiid provided the biggest roar when his acrobatic, breakaway dunk made it 79-56 with 6:39 left. After Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau called a timeout, Embiid egged on the crowd by raising his arms and screaming.Coach Brett Brown was forced to reinsert Simmons and Embiid with 2:39 left after the Wolves’ reserves cut a 29-point deficit to 111-101.Thibodeau had the Wolves foul Simmons, a poor free-throw shooter, twice intentionally. But Simmons went 3 of 4 from the line and Minnesota got no closer than nine points.“The starters were pretty flat, so that group gave us good energy,” Thibodeau said. “I thought Aaron (Brooks’) ball pressure really got us going. That brought energy to the group. And then I thought Tyus (Jones) and Aaron together were good. And Gorgui (Deng) and Cole (Aldrich) played with a physicality.”The matchup of Embiid vs. Towns fizzled with Towns struggling and getting into foul trouble. Minnesota, which entered in seventh place in the Western Conference, shot 38 percent from the field.“It’s not a one-on-one battle because every time we play I guard him the whole game and he doesn’t,” Embiid said. “I want to show that I’m the best big man in the league, but he’s really good at what he does. . I thought tonight I did a pretty good job on him.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: Towns has an NBA-high 61 double-doubles. … Minnesota fell to 6-6 since Jimmy Butler’s knee injury. … The Wolves are 12-17 against the Eastern Conference and 30-15 against the West. … G Derrick Rose (right ankle) missed a second straight game.76ers: Simmons has the most triple-doubles for the franchise since Wilt Chamberlain had 31 in the 1967-68 season. … The Sixers moved alone into fourth place in the East, one game behind third-place Cleveland.FULTZ’S CALLBrown said Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz will return this season only if he declares himself ready after struggling to regain his shooting stroke following a shoulder issue.SIMMONS STATEMENT Hard to argue.Simmons had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists, Joel Embiid dazzled while getting the better of Karl-Anthony Towns, and the Philadelphia 76ers inched closer to their first playoff berth in six years with a 120-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.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 crownSimmons had his triple-double by late in the third quarter. His crisp passes brought gasps from the crowd. His rebounding was solid. At 6-foot-10, Simmons is a new kind of point guard.“The play I’ve had over the season has been pretty consistent,” Simmons said. “I’m doing some things that haven’t been done in a while.” PHILADELPHIA — After his 10th triple-double, Ben Simmons was asked if he’s done enough to lock up NBA Rookie of the Year award.“I think so,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Simmons warmed up and was introduced while wearing a blue “March for our Lives” T-shirt as students from around the country demonstrated against gun violence.“For me growing up in Australia, I think there was a gun ban way back in the day where they bought back the guns and there hasn’t been any major shootings and no one carries around guns,” Simmons said. “You want kids to feel safe going to school.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host Memphis on Monday night.76ers: Host Denver on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Embiid also got his share of adoration from the home crowd. He scored 19 points, and had a left-handed block of Towns, a 3-pointer and a windmill dunk in the Sixers’ 20-4 run to start the third quarter.“That’s the second time this year that I did it,” Embiid said about the windmill. “I’m a 7-footer. I think I can jump. Sometimes I can jump high whenever I want to.”The Sixers are a confident bunch after their sixth straight win. Dario Saric added 18 points as the Sixers (42-30) ensured a winning season and moved within one win or Detroit loss from their first postseason appearance since 2012.Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points, and Towns had 15 points and 11 rebounds, but shot just 3 of 15 from the field for Minnesota as its two-game winning streak was snapped.The Sixers outscored the Wolves 39-19 in the third quarter to break open a close game.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rebuilding Hawks pick 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce as coach

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When outlining his plan last month to search for Budenholzer’s replacement, Schlenk emphasized he wanted to hire a coach best-suited to work with young players.“Obviously one of the things that’s most important is having a coach who’s going to connect with our young players, continue to develop our young players,” he said. “That’s going to be a big part of it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was critically important to find a dynamic teacher who could connect with and develop our young core while instilling the culture and high standards we feel are necessary in a successful program,” Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said in a statement. “Lloyd Pierce checks every box, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him leading the Atlanta Hawks into the future.”The Hawks have scheduled a Monday news conference to introduce Pierce.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 crownPierce, 42, spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach in Philadelphia where the 76ers just reached the Eastern Conference semifinals after finishing third in the conference with a 52-30 record. Pierce also spent two years as assistant coach with Memphis Grizzlies, including 2013 when they reached the 2013 Western Conference finals.“This is a day I’ve been working toward for a long time and it’s an honor to be the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks,” Pierce said. “I have great respect for Travis and strong belief in his plan to bring a championship to the city of Atlanta. After spending time with ownership, it’s clear they have a deep investment in and commitment to making this a model organization. This opportunity is a perfect fit for me, and I’m eager to get started.” Neymar still has fears over foot injury ahead of World Cup More youth is coming in the June 21 NBA draft. The Hawks have three first-round picks, so the rebuilding effort will gain momentum.Pierce also has been an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors in 2010-11, and he was assistant coach for player development with Cleveland between 2007-10, which included three playoff berths and a spot in the 2009 Eastern finals. Pierce started as an assistant coach at his alma mater at Santa Clara between 2002 and 2007. He played four seasons with two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash a teammate.Once the decision was made to part ways with former coach Mike Budenholzer, who was interviewing for other jobs, Schlenk emphasized he would seek a replacement to work with such young players as center John Collins and forward Taurean Prince.Pierce replaces Budenholzer who left last month after five seasons with Atlanta . The Hawks went 24-58 this season, which was worst in the Eastern Conference and tied with Dallas for the NBA’s third-worst record. But they were rarely blown out, losing 21 games by fewer than 10 points with only seven losses by 20 or more points.The last-place conference finish followed 10 straight playoff appearances. The Hawks hit bottom after the team that won 60 games only three years ago gradually lost such starters as Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague.ADVERTISEMENT 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’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce talks to players during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Atlanta Hawks are giving Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise. The Hawks announced Friday, May 11, 2018. they had agreed to terms on a deal with Pierce. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks are hiring a young coach in Lloyd Pierce to lead a rebuilding team that is about to add even more youth.The Hawks announced Friday they are giving Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Visayas All-Stars beat Smart All-Stars, Chan named MVP

first_imgBut Romeo was with the other team this time, together with four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, in the final leg.Romeo finished with 27 points, five rebounds, and six assists to help the Visayans repulse the Nationals.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 Visayans established its buffer midway through the game when they went on a 13-4 run to take an 80-73 lead heading into the break.Visayas then, put the game in a methodical pace when its timely baskets and defensive stops fended off the Nationals throughout the second half. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Oita Miyoshi officials have high praise for Espejo Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESThe Visayas All-Stars held its fort and turned back the Smart All-Stars, 157-141, at the end of the PBA’s All-Star Week Sunday at University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo.The loss to the Visayans marked a losing record for the Nationals as they ended the midseason exhibition with a 1-2 card with their only win of the event coming off against Luzon 152-149 behind Terrence Romeo’s All-Star record of 48 points.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial After Troy Rosario’s 3-pointer trimmed the lead to 86-82 at the 9:20 mark of the third, James Yap and Romeo exchanged baskets to restore order and put Visayas, 91-82, 34 seconds later.The lead ballooned to 16 points, 131-115, after Romeo’s layup midway through the fourth.Jeff Chan was named All-Star MVP after finishing with 27 points to go along seven rebounds while Jericho Cruz filled the stat sheet with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists.Fajardo led Visayas’ gigantic center rotation, that included 7-footer Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Asi Taulava, with 14 points and 18 boards.The loss spoiled Calvin Abueva’s preposterous double-double of 41 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Nationals while Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar finished with 28 and 20 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

San Beda, Lyceum still title favorites for NCAA Season 94

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees The Red Lions remain the heavyweights and will be gunning for their third straight title while the Pirates are coming off a historic season where they went 18-0 in the elimination round before getting swept in the finals.“I think the teams that figured in the finals before and that’s San Beda and Lyceum [are the teams to beat],” said University of Perpetual Help coach Frankie Lim, who is making his NCAA comeback six years after stepping down as San Beda’s coach following his involvement in a brawl that got him a two-year ban from the league.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 crownInterestingly, Lim and the Altas, who are the Season 94 hosts, play the Lions in the very first game of the season.“I think every year has been the same. It’s the host school against the defending champion,” Lim said. “It should be an exciting game to watch. We’ll give a good fight.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Reigning champion San Beda and finalist Lyceum were the consensus favorites to no one’s surprise ahead of NCAA Season 94, which opens on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT The Pirates, with MVP CJ Perez back, are expected to give the Red Lions their stiffest challenge.The new season, however, won’t be all about San Beda and Lyceum. Coaches are also convinced that all schools have bolstered their lineups, making it a level playing field.“After San Beda and Lyceum, all the rest I think have improved a lot in terms of keeping the competition balanced,” said College of St. Benilde coach TY Tang.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES View comments 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Soltones pours her heart out to lift PayMaya to deciding semis game Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READlast_img read more

Gabriel Jesus staying at Man City 2 extra years to 2023

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “I can say that it was the best decision I’ve made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I’m here I’m improving as a professional and as a person,” Jesus told the club website.Also, Spanish winger Pedro signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea.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 31-year-old Pedro, who arrived from Barcelona in 2015, extended his contract to 2020.He has played 131 games for Chelsea, scoring 28 times. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 awardcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Baseball’s World Series to start October 23 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this file photo dated Monday, July 2, 2018, Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus controls the ball during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia. Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, FILE)MANCHESTER, England — Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal.Jesus joined City in January 2017, and has 24 goals in 53 matches. He helped City win the English Premier League and League Cup last season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

Trump hits back at LeBron James over racial division comments

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. That echoed comments he made in January that Trump had “given people and racism… an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear.”Indeed, this week’s exchange is just the latest in a long-running feud between James and the president.In June, Trump said that neither the Cleveland Cavaliers — James’ previous team — nor the Golden State Warriors would be invited to the White House following the NBA Finals.He was responding to remarks by then-Cavs star James and Warriors ace Stephen Curry, who both said they would not attend a White House reception.Last year, Trump also withdrew an invitation to the NBA champions Warriors after Curry and several teammates indicated misgivings about attending a White House event.James described Trump as a “bum” following the furor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Astros edge Dodgers in World Series rematch Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “He’s kind of used sport to… divide us and that’s something I can’t relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white. You know?” said James, who on Monday opened an elementary school for at-risk youth in his native Akron, Ohio.Trump’s comment sparked huge reaction on Twitter from James’ backers.“We got your back @KingJames Someone sure sound like they wish they was you.”, tweeted linebacker Bobby Wagner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.James, who ranks seventh in career National Basketball Association scoring, also told CNN Tuesday he would “never sit across” from Trump, whom he accuses of emboldening racists.“I think (racism’s) always been there. But I think the president in charge now has given people — they don’t care now, they throw it to your face,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In an interview on Tuesday — also broadcast late Friday — James told CNN he believed Trump “is kind of trying to divide us.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins FILE – President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Bethpage, N.Y. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)US President Donald Trump sniped back at NBA great LeBron James late Friday, days after the basketball player and philanthropist accused him of fueling racial divides in the United States.“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, (CNN presenter) Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,” the president tweeted of the Los Angeles Lakers player.ADVERTISEMENT Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018FEATURED 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’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

UP’s Akhuetie leads UAAP MVP race thru 1st round

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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Akhuetie leads all players in the MVP race after the first round of the tournament, having accumulated a total of 77 statistical points.The 6-foot-8 center averaged 15.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists throughout the first seven games for the Fighting Maroons, who ended the first round with a 3-4 record.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 ChrissUniversity of the East’s Alvin Pasaol is in second after amassing 71.5714 statistical points for the 1-6 Red Warriors.The burly 6-foot-4 power forward is the league’s top scorer, averaging 23.7 points, the only player so far to norm at least 20 points a game, while being the fifth-best rebounder with 10.1 rebounds per game. Adamson vows to get back at La Salle after painful loss MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum University of the Philippines’ imposing center Bright Akhutie is at the forefront for the top individual prize in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame is in the third spot with 68.4286 statistical points after averaging 12 points, 12.4 rebounds while also being the best shot-blocker with 3.9 swats a game.De La Salle’s Justine Baltazar is in fourth with 64.5714 statistical points with averages of 13.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks.Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez De Liaño is in fifth with 60.5714 statistical after averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for the Fighting Maroons.University of Santo Tomas forward CJ Cansino was the only rookie in the top 10 of the MVP race after putting up 57.4286 statistical points and per-game averages of 14.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.Cansino could’ve been in the fifth spot of the race if not for his five-point deduction after he was called for an unsportsmanlike foul in the Growling Tigers’ 85-53 loss to the Blue Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Phoenix pounces on chance to get more experience, trades away no. 4 PBA draft pick

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Alas said Mallari and Marcelo, who were both drafted in 2012, already have the experience and have five titles between them.Phoenix still has the 12th pick in the Draft and Alas said the team will still look for a big man or a point guard who’s not afraid to be gritty.CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. are the expected top three selections in this year’s rookie class and the Fuel Masters were one slot away from selecting either of those names.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 Paul Lee: BPC award won’t mean anything if Magnolia doesn’t win PBA title MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MANILA, Philippines—Phoenix head coach Louie Alas chose to play it safe in the upcoming PBA season after his club reportedly traded away the fourth pick in the 2018 Draft to acquire a couple of veterans from NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Fuel Masters received combo guard Alex Mallari and power forward Dave Marcelo in exchange for the fourth pick.Alas said Phoenix chose to get who are available instead of waiting for its fortune in the Draft.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 Chriss“We’re looking for a point guard in this year’s Draft but this offer was presented to us so why not?” said Alas in Filipino during the Combine Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center.“Why wait and eventually miss out on the chance because we don’t know who’ll be selected from one to three.” View commentslast_img read more

UAAP vs NCAA in high school semis

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National University and Far Eastern University pulled off similar dramatic wins on Tuesday and set explosive semifinals encounters with the NCAA’s best in the 7th Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship Rain or Shine Cup at SGS gym in Quezon City.The NU Bullpups rode on the heroics of Karl Kevin Quiambao to nip University of Santo Tomas, 76-75, while the FEU Baby Tamaraws outlasted Chiang Kai Shek, 68-62, to also advance to the knockout semifinal stage.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Reveling in his first PBA championship, Chito Victolero shares credit for Magnolia feat Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title NU will face reigning titlist San Beda while FEU takes on former NCAA champion La Salle Greenhills in the last four.The Red Cubs continued their rampage with a 93-55 thumping of the Xavier School Golden Stallions. The La Salle Greenies ousted Jose Rizal U, 76-73.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 Chriss View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 MOST READlast_img read more