Gervacio joins Foton, ends feud with Suzara

first_imgFoton is seeking a three-peat when the PSL Grand Prix starts Oct. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Dzi Gervacio along with Foton and PSL execs during a small press conference Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTODzi Gervacio will suit up for Foton in the Philippine Superliga, putting the former Ateneo stalwart with the same official she criticized heavily early this year.But the feud is apparently water under the bridge as PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara dismissed fears that their past would lead to a disadvantaged stint by Gervacio with Foton.ADVERTISEMENT “It was unfortunate that rivalries sometimes take the best out of us all,” said Suzara. “Negativity has no place in our quest to become the leading sports league in the country.“Ms. Gervacio would be assured that she will be treated the same as the other players. I hope she plays her best for Foton and becomes one of the reasons for the team’s continuing success in the Superliga,” added Suzara.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGervacio took to social media early this year to protest what she felt was Suzara’s poor handling of import credentials of PSL rival Premier Volleyball League.But in a closed-door meeting Friday, Gervacio, who was accompanied by her mother, apologized to Suzara and the two put their quarrel behind them. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mondilla caps ‘Merit’ season with 4th crown MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 awardlast_img read more

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Fight breaks out as Lady Warriors beat Tigresses for last finals slot

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sto. Domingo also grabbed 12 rebounds and three assistsJoyce Francisco also added 14 points, six rebounds, and three assists, while Ruthlaine Tacula did all the dirty work and finished eight markers, eight dimes, and six boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneUE fought back from a 47-56 deficit entering the final frame after staging a telling 11-0 blast to grab a 58-56 with 5:56 remaining.The Lady Warriors continued to frustrate the Tigresses in the remaining minutes, limiting the España crew to just six points to pull off the victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The scores:UE 69 – Sto. Domingo 18, Chan 16, Francisco 14, Tacula 8, Cortizano 7, Ramos 4, Requiron 2, Gayacao 0, Antonio 0, Nama 0.UST 62 – Anies 16, Larosa 16, Gandalla 9, Angeles 7, Rivera 4, Peñaflor 3, Jerez 3, Sanggalang 2, Isanan 2, Aujero 0, Portillo 0, Magat 0, Manuel 0, Valera 0.Quarters: 10-16, 27-35, 47-56, 69-62. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 The game, however, was marred by a bench-clearing brawl with the result already decided after UST’s Sai Larosa threw a punch at Sto. Domingo that triggered the melee. Larosa and UE’s Marieny Requiron, Erica Ebeza, and Princess Pedregosa were all ejected for their involvement in the scuffle.UE coach Aileen Lebornio was also attested with a technical foul for the incident.Still, it couldn’t dim the spotlight on the Lady Warriors’ triumph as they arranged a Finals duel with the reigning three-time women’s champions National University Lady Bulldogs beginning Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I saw our work through the past five years. I told them after our loss to UST in Game 1 that it’s painful, but we need to bounce back and think about our goal. We can’t turn back, but rather as Warriors, we have to move forward,” said Lebornio.Anjel Anies paced UST with 16 points, while Larosa got 16 markers, eight rebounds, and four assists before her ejection.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of the East punched the final ticket to the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball Finals after edging University of Santo Tomas, 69-62, in their stepladder semifinals tiff Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Love Sto. Domingo caught fire in the fourth quarter, where she poured nine of his 18 points while Eunique Chan scattered 16 markers, 11 boards, and two dimes to help the Lady Warriors advance to the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Day snatches third round lead at Australian Open Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

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Rozier steals spotlight, leads Celtics past Cavaliers

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And so much has happened since then.Thomas was traded for Irving, then missed the first 36 games of the season with a hip injury before making his season debut on Tuesday night. In that time, he stewed over his departure from Boston, where he developed into an All-Star and fan favorite.“I don’t know who we are or who we can be until we get I.T. back consistently,” James said. “Until we get a full dosage of I.T. … we’re trying to figure things out. But we’ll be fine.”The Celtics scored seven straight points midway through the first quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a 15-9 lead. They ran off the last five points of the quarter — all by Rozier — on a tip-in and a 27-foot 3-pointer just before the buzzer that made it 32-21.DOUBLE TEAMSWith the Cavaliers double-teaming their longtime point guard for much of the game, Irving was held under 20 points for the first time since Dec. 10, a span of 11 games.“Every time he gets doubled, I’m thinking of ways I can help him out, scoring,” Rozier said. “He opened up the game for a lot of us.”WELCOME HOMEThomas made his first appearance at the new Boston Garden since the trade, but he did not play. Although he had expressed shock at the trade and held a grudge toward Danny Ainge, who orchestrated it, the relationship between him and the Boston fans remains unblemished. (Thomas also said on Wednesday that he had mended fences with Ainge .)Thomas, who asked the Celtics not to play a video tribute, saying he would prefer to be honored when he was actually playing, got a cheer from the crowd when he joined his teammates on the bench late in the first quarter and made a brief appearance on the video board. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rozier scored the last eight Boston points of the first quarter to give the Celtics an 11-point lead, and had another eight in a row midway through the fourth when they expanded the lead to 21. Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum had 15 points apiece, and Irving and Al Horford each had 11 points and nine rebounds to help Boston to its fourth straight win.James had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 8-for-15 shooting — the only starter to make more than half of his shots on a team that scored a season-low 88 points.“Against LeBron, there’s nobody that can guard him the whole game. So you have to throw as many bodies at him as you can,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “And then pray.”Tristan Thompson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Playing on back-to-back nights — the Celtics had been preparing for them since New Year’s Eve — Cleveland shot 34.8 percent.It was the first time the teams had played since the season opener, when top Boston free-agent Gordon Hayward broke his leg in a gruesome injury that reshuffled the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Celtics finished with the top seed last year, but lost in the conference finals to Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At the break, cameras again showed Thomas. And this time, the crowd rose to its feet for a standing ovation. The Cavs guard pounded his heart three times, smiled and gave a little wave before returning to his seat for the start of the second quarter.HAPPY TO BE BACKThomas said he has a long way to go before he feels like himself on the court. But after his seven-month absence, he said playing Tuesday night against Portland was one of the most special moments of his career.“There’s still movements that I’m scared to do. But it’s just because I’ve been out for so long,” he said. “For the most part when you get hurt the mental part is the toughest part. My wind isn’t there. I’m not in that good of a shape. Obviously my game isn’t where I want it to be, but it showed a positive step in the right direction that I’m not far where I want to be.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Kevin Love left the game early in the fourth quarter with a right ankle sprain. He finished with two points and five rebounds in 21, going 1-for-11 from the floor and missing all four 3-point attempts.. … Jae Crowder also made his first trip to Boston as a visiting player. He finished with six points and nine rebound son 2-for-12 shooting. … The Cavaliers are 14-4 over the last 18 matchups against Boston, including two playoff series.Celtics: Seen in the crowd: Gymnast Aly Raisman, Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, Patriots Dion Lewis and James White and former Patriot Troy Brown. … Aron Baynes limped to the locker room in the second quarter but returned. He finished with six points.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.Celtics: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Undermanned Lady Stags clobber Lady Generals in NCAA opener And it won’t be so easy.Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from Thomas, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Celtics to a 102-88 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.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 folkThomas received a standing ovation from the Boston fans but did not play one night after making his season debut in a return from a hip injury. Rozier made sure to pay his respects, and Thomas told the third-year Celtics guard he was proud of him.“When I first came in the league, that’s a guy that I watched a lot. The little things he did on and off the court. Like a big brother to me,” Rozier said. “Just to hear those words from him, I’m happy that he’s on his way back — so I can guard him in February.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after hitting a three point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at TD Garden on January 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas.The next time they see their former teammate, he probably won’t be in a hoodie after watching the game from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READlast_img read more

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Joel Embiid, 76ers barely hold on, edge Raptors

first_imgMOST READ LaVine gets 18, Bulls end Miami’s 7-game win streak Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Raptors: Lowry told the team he was ready to play after pregame warmups. … DeRozan and McConnell each received technical fouls in the second quarter. McConnell jumped up after DeRozan’s hard foul and the two had to be separated.76ers: Embiid had seven of the Sixers’ 21 turnovers. It was his seventh 30-point game of the season. … There was no update on Redick, who came up lame after he caught a pass and limped to the locker room. … Reserve C Richaun Holmes (illness) didn’t dress. … The Sixers after the game signed G Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract and waived F James Michael McAdoo.DR. J & MLKA taped tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from former Sixers great Julius Erving was shown during the first timeout.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.76ers: Visit Boston on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’ve been in this type of position a lot this year,” Embiid said.Embiid and his teammates were forced to take a different tunnel to the dressing room after the game, and the room was off-limits to reporters. But the Sixers did just enough to make the players less grumpy about the hassle.They saw a 21-point lead cut to 102-101 on DeMar DeRozan’s 3-pointer with 3:01 left. Simmons responded with a driving layup and Dario Saric hit a 3 on the next possession to get the lead back to six.Embiid hit four free throws in the final 25.3 seconds to put it away as he motioned for the crowd to get to its feet.“The big fella was great,” McConnell said.ADVERTISEMENT DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry struggled in his return from a three-game absence because of a bruised tailbone. The Raptors lost backup guard Fred VanVleet to a right knee injury early in the fourth quarter in their second straight loss.“A tough game,” said Lowry, who had 13 points on 3-of-16 shooting.The Raptors missed their first 10 3-point attempts, and shot 40 percent from the field, two days after a narrow loss to Golden State followed a blowout win over Cleveland.“We have to get our motors going no matter who we play. It can’t just be Cleveland or Golden State,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.Lowry and Simmons, who had 12 points and six turnovers, were ejected with 6.5 seconds left after a dustup near midcourt. No punches were thrown in the game that included six technical fouls.“I don’t play around,” Simmons said. “I’m not going to take (crap) from anybody.”The Sixers led 59-43 before the Raptors closed a dismal first half on a 6-0 run. Unable to stop Embiid (18 points) and unable to shoot from the outside (0 of 7 from 3-point range), the Raptors couldn’t take advantage of Simmons missing the final seven minutes with three fouls.Simmons picked up his fourth foul 24 seconds into the third quarter but stayed in, and the Sixers built a 21-point lead with the help of technical fouls against VanVleet and Casey.“Consistency in our league unbelievable,” Casey said of the officiating. “We’ve got to get that under control because one night it’s one thing and another night it’s another thing.”VanVleet crashed to the floor under the basket early in the fourth quarter and didn’t return.TIP-INScenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Joel Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds and Philadelphia held off the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors 117-111 on Monday.“Look at some of the things we ended up doing at the end of the game. All we really had to do was dribble it out and instead we’re playing volleyball,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said before lamenting his team’s seven fourth-quarter turnovers. “That’s the stuff that keeps me up really, really late at night.”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 folkT.J. McConnell added a career-high 18 points and eight assists and JJ Redick scored 15 before leaving with a left leg injury for the Sixers, who never trailed and shook off Ben Simmons’ foul trouble to win for the fifth time in six games.The Sixers blew a 22-point lead in a loss to Boston in London in their last game and coughed up a 22-point lead in a loss in Toronto’s previous visit last month. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) attempts a shot as Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — Just as the Philadelphia 76ers were letting yet another big lead slip away, a leak in their locker room sent water spilling into the hallway.Sixers employees stopped the stream before it reached the court, and the players prevented a fourth-quarter gusher from washing away another sure win.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Lakers blow big lead, rally late for win over Bulls

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Antetokounmpo scores 41 points as Bucks torch Nets View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina TIP-INSLakers: Rookie G Lonzo Ball missed his sixth straight game with a sore left knee. The second overall pick is averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists.Bulls: Zach LaVine, playing in just his seventh game of the season following ACL surgery last February, played a season-high 26 minutes. His minutes restriction was lifted to 26-28 minutes before the game . Chicago was 17 for 36 on 3-pointers and now has made at least 10 3s in each of its last 11 home games.DUNN STILL OUTChicago G Kris Dunn missed his fourth straight game with a concussion, and it’s unclear when he might return.“The symptoms really haven’t changed much,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s feeling a little bit better today, but he’s still doing very limited physical activity.”ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles trailed 95-92 with less than four minutes to play before Ingram — who also had nine rebounds and was 10 for 18 from the field — started the rally with a pair of free throws.Nikola Mirotic scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Denzel Valentine and Bobby Portis had 16 apiece for Chicago, which has dropped three straight.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 folkThis was the opener of a five-game road trip for Los Angeles, which led by as much as 15 in the first half before Chicago rallied to tie the score at 68 early in the third quarter. The Lakers, though, answered with 11 straight points and led 84-72 entering the fourth.The Bulls rallied again and took a 92-90 lead with 5½ minutes remaining on Valentine’s 3-pointer. It was Chicago’s first lead since 3-2. Mirotic hit a 3-pointer to give the Bulls the 95-92 lead before Los Angeles took control. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO — Brandon Ingram scored 25 points, including eight in the final 3:18, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 108-103 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night after losing a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead.Jordan Clarkson had 19 points and Brook Lopez added 17 for the Lakers, who have won four straight and eight of 10.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Dunn, who suffered the concussion following a hard fall in a game on Jan. 17, still is experiencing headaches, fatigue and grogginess.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.Bulls: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Heat complete another season series over Mavs with 95-88 win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) works against Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) for a shot-attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat completed another season series sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a 95-88 victory Monday night.The Heat never trailed after Goran Dragic had a steal that led to Tyler Johnson’s tiebreaking 3-pointer to make it 38-35 just under 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half. Their lead went to double-digits again after Whiteside had consecutive baskets midway through the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Smith scored 14 for Dallas, and Nowitzki 10.TIP-INSHeat: Whiteside had his 18th double-double this season. … For the second game in a row, Miami won to complete a season sweep. The Heat beat Charlotte on Saturday night to complete a four-game series sweep. … The only team the Heat have swept more in the regular season is Sacramento at 15 times. The lost to the Kings already this season.Mavericks: Nowitziki has now played 49,941 minutes, only 59 shy of becoming only the sixth player in NBA history with 50,000 career minutes. Elvin Hayes had exactly 50,000 career minutes, and former Mavs guard Jason Kidd is fourth on the league’s career list at 50,111. “It’s a very staggering accomplishment and done with such grace and such little hype that it’s probably very much taken for granted,” coach Rick Carlisle said. … G J.J. Barea missed his second straight game because of a left oblique strain.UP NEXTMiami still has three games left on its four-game trip, and play Cleveland on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Giannis, Delly spark Bucks in 107-95 win over 76ers MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Mavericks hit the road for four games over nine nights, starting Wednesday at Phoenix.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Harrison Barnes had 20 points and Wesley Matthews 19 for the Mavericks (16-35), who have dropped four games in a row and seven of eight overall.This is the 14th time in their 30 seasons that the Heat, who beat Dallas 113-101 at home on Dec. 22, have swept the regular-season series. These teams twice met in the NBA Finals, with Miami getting its first championship in 2006 and the Mavs winning their only title in 2011.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 folkMiami (29-21) led 51-41 when Josh Richardson hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left in the first half. But the Mavs trimmed that in half when rookie Dennis Smith Jr. made a defended buzzer-beating 3-pointer from about 27 feet to make it 51-46. James Johnson had a hand up in front of Smiths’ face with Whiteside coming from the side.Richardson had 14 points for the Heat, while Gragic had 13 and Kelly Olynyk 12. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Riding the wave

first_img(FILE) PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netNico Elorde’s career performance against TNT KaTropa guard Jayson Castro and Jeric Teng’s return to the PBA weren’t the only feel-good stories for GlobalPort on Wednesday night.GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio feels his team is playing their best basketball at a critical time in the Philippine Cup, where the playoff race is headed for a down-the-wire finish.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:38Akyat-bahay na nanloob sa mga kapitbahay ni San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora sa Greenhills, arestado na01:24Martha Stewart shops for jewelry in San Juan mall02:14Carpio 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. Meanwhile, the league approved on Thursday the revised trade involving Rain or Shine and TNT, which sent guard Kris Rosales, rookie Sidney Onwubere and a first-round pick in exchange for guard Jericho Cruz.The Texters added Rosales to the deal, paving the way for the approval of the swap by commissioner Willie Marcial.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Magnolia is coming off a 101-95 loss to Rain or Shine in a road game in Calasiao, Pangasinan province, last Saturday. The Hotshots are looking to avoid a third straight loss, even as top gunner Paul Lee remains doubtful due to a high ankle sprain.In contrast, GlobalPort whipped up an early storm to extend TNT’s woes with a 99-84 win and climb up to seventh in the standings with a 4-4 slate.Elorde sparkled with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while being matched up with Castro in the game.“I’m just glad to repay the trust coach has shown to me,” Elorde said. “More importantly, we need to stay consistent if we want to make the playoffs.”Signed by GlobalPort just a day before the game, Teng made the most out of his 10-minute stint on the floor with nine points on three triples as he reunited with Jarencio, who coached him at the University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Batang Pier try to sustain their momentum when they clash with second-ranked Magnolia on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We have to continue playing the way we did (against TNT) and not worry about other results,” Jarencio said. “We have to stay aggressive. The players want to make the playoffs and I feel this is our best chance.”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 folkBlackwater faces Kia in the curtain raiser at 4:30 p.m. with the Elite gunning for a share of the ninth spot with the Texters. With just two games separating the fourth to 10th ranked teams, Blackwater, with a 3-5 record, is hard-pressed to win its remaining three games to stand a chance of making the quarterfinals.The Picanto, with only one win to show from their first eight games, will kiss their quarterfinal hopes goodbye with another loss. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Real ‘battle’ happens on POC General Assembly, not on Feb. 23 polls UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Taulava sees PBA All-Star stint as ‘second best’ to winning crown

first_imgPaul Zamar readily makes impact in long-awaited PBA debut Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The league’s jovial giant, in fact, is set to feature in his 16th All-Star game as he represents Visayas in the three-leg event that will end on May 27 in Iloilo.Taulava, who has been in the league since before the turn of the millennium, said he’s lost track of how many times he played in the midseason exhibition but he holds those appearances in high regard nonetheless.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’ve lost track of it but it’s always an honor to be part of the All-Star weekend,” said Taulava. “The All-Star has always been an outreach program for us players to give back to the fans.”Taulava only missed the All-Star game three times in his stellar career that saw him win the MVP and the Finals MVP. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ His last absence was in the 2014 edition and he has since appeared in four straight All-Star games.“Some people take it for granted, but throughout my whole career, I always appreciate it,” said Taulava who now plays for NLEX. “This means a lot for me, it’s like second best to winning a championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Asi Taulava has been a staple in the PBA for almost twenty already, but the 45-year-old isn’t slowing down.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

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Recruitment coup testament to UP’s commitment to produce results

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Both Paras and Rivero are part of the Gilas program that is being groomed for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Perasol said that there’s a “win-now” mentality with UP, and he wants to see results as soon possible.UP experienced steady development under Perasol in the UAAP with the team winning five games in Season 79, two more than the year before the head coach took over, and six in Season 80.“It’s a process but we all want the result as soon as possible because it’s been so long that we’re in the upper half of the league,” said Perasol. “We just have to do it the right way. The important thing is we give ourselves a chance top barge into the Final 4 for us to have a chance.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overallcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ University of the Philippines is arguably the most hyped about team in the UAAP at the moment, but fans have to wait another year to see the team’s top prospects in action.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES With Gilas cadets Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras, two of the most talked-about young talents in Philippine basketball, now on their program, the Diliman team became an instant favorite for years to come.Rivero and Paras can only play in Season 82 but UP head coach Bo Perasol said the recruitment of the two players is a testament to the school’s goal of competing in the highest level.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’“Kobe brings an excitement to the community, to the supporters of the team, because when you have a high caliber player like Kobe or Ricci the thought is you’re serious about what you’re doing,” said Perasol in a phone conversation with INQUIRER.net Thursday.Rivero transferred to UP from De La Salle while Paras, who had a short-lived US NCAA career, moved from Cal State Northridge to Diliman. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Lakers add veteran Michael Beasley to revamped roster

first_imgFILE – In this Friday, March 2, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley, left, goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. In a deal announced Monday, July 23, 2018, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Beasley to a one-year contract, adding the veteran forward to their revamped core around LeBron James. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Michael Beasley to a one-year contract, adding the veteran forward to their revamped core around LeBron James.The Lakers announced the deal Monday.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Beasley averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last year in a productive season with the New York Knicks, his sixth NBA franchise in 10 years in the league.The former No. 2 overall pick was James’ teammate during the 2013-14 season with the Miami Heat.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’Beasley joins Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee in Los Angeles’ offseason signings around James, who left Cleveland for the Lakers in free agency. Beasley’s 6-foot-9 ranginess and versatility fit the stated desire of Lakers boss Magic Johnson for resourceful, multitalented veterans rather than role players. Nowitzki officially signed for record 21st season with Mavs 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentscenter_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

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