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Aldridge has 32 points, Popovich gets milestone in Spurs win

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) grabs the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS, Texas—LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91 on Tuesday night.Gregg Popovich became the fastest NBA coach to 500 road wins. He got there in 835 away games, 41 fewer than Pat Riley.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Spurs: Popovich was asked before the game how he handles the rush of letters and emails responding to his political comments: “I do read everything and I try to respond. It takes time because there’s a lot of letters. The only ones I don’t respond to are the ones are so courageous in their negativity that there’s no address, just comments. That’s hard to respond to. But there are people who disagree and say why, and it’s erudite and intelligible and (I say), ‘Yeah, you’ve got a point.’ Those people deserve to be responded to. I probably don’t get them all, but I try.”Mavericks: Dallas continues to play without guard Devin Harris, who missed his second straight game with bruised ribs, and Dorian Finney-Smith was also out Tuesday with left quad tendinitis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aldridge, a product of Dallas’ Seagoville High School, scored eight points during a decisive stretch of the fourth quarter. Patty Mills added a season-high 19 points for the Spurs.Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. led Dallas with a career-high 27 points, and J.J. Barea and Harrison Barnes had 16 each. The Mavericks are 2-13 for the second straight season and fifth time overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneJust like in a loss to Cleveland on Saturday, the Mavericks cut a double-digit second-half deficit to one point, but couldn’t gain the lead.After Dallas got within 62-61 early in the fourth, Mills hit a long 3 and a driving layup, then Aldridge scored eight of his team’s next 13 points to put the Spurs up 82-71 with 5:03 to play. Dallas never got closer than four points down the stretch. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Spurs led by 11 during the third quarter, but Barea made back-to-back 3s and fed Salah Mejri an alley-oop pass for a layup as Dallas closed the quarter on a 9-0 run to get within 62-60.San Antonio, which has played short-handed all season without starters Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, got Danny Green and Joffrey Lauvergne back from injuries. Green had four points and Lauvergne none.Mills scored 13 points in the first six minutes of the second quarter, including three 3s. Aldridge was hit with a technical foul with 3:33 left in the second quarter for shoving the Mavericks’ Salah Mejri after a scrap under the Mavericks basket.The Spurs led 44-39 at the break.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

All about effort, defense for Hotshots’ dela Rosa

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:14Carpio 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 But that’s the least of dela Rosa’s concerns as he just feels glad to see things coming together for the Hotshots with their injured players now coming back from recovery.“It’s nice to have everyone at full strength and hopefully, we can just continue to keep going,” he said. “I’m just gonna go out there and it’s all gonna start with effort, and hopefully, something big will happen for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDefense has always been the main calling card of Magnolia.For Rome dela Rosa, it was also his ticket to see more hardcourt action, something he took full advantage of in the Hotshots’ duel against NLEX on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints MOST READcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It’s just effort. Coach put me in there to play defense in the second half,” he said after posting a new career-high with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the 105-94 victory.“They trusted me to do my job and I’m glad everything went well. The points came along. Defense first and offense will come eventually.”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 folkMore importantly, dela Rosa played his earnest to keep Road Warriors super rookie Kiefer Ravena in check for the majority of the fourth period.This kind of performance is just what the former San Beda Red Lion needs to stay on the floor and play a major role in coach Chito Victolero’s rotation. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Nabor quietly guides NU to victory

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Black athletes have long history of not sticking to sports OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track READ: NU recovers, beats Adamson in season openerThe savvy setter’s capabilities were in full display when she adjusted mid-game amid NU’s terrible reception.NU recorded just 19 successful receptions to Adamson’s 34, but Nabor doesn’t mind an awkward first ball since she’s confident in her setting abilities.“I can’t expect that all of our first balls are perfect so as long as I can set up the ball for the spiker I’ll do it,” said Nabor. “I won’t tell them what to do, but the spiker has to adjust to the reception and to my set.”And Nabor didn’t find that much difficulty setting up her team’s offense with Jaja Santiago taking the bulk of her assists and scoring 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nabor, now in her fourth year, is still the same quiet setter she was back in her rookie year in Season 77 but instead of telling her teammates straight on what they should do she would just calmly give hints.And from there, Nabor would just do the rest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Nothing’s changed on my part, I’m still the same person I used to be back then,” said Nabor in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I can’t see myself telling them what they should do, I’m contended with giving them a smile and just running the play.”Nabor’s 22 excellent sets against Adamson University helped NU take the four-set win, 25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13, in the Season 80 opener. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Audrey Paran and Aiko Urdas also had respectable scoring outputs with nine points apiece while Risa Sato and Roselyn Dorian combined for 16 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES National University setter Jasmine Nabor admits she’s still not comfortable barking orders to her teammates, but that doesn’t mean she will sheepishly hide in the shadows.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas turns back Saigon, nears ABL semis

first_imgMaxie Esho had a monster offensive night with 42 points while also grabbing 11 rebounds to lead the Heat who will head back to Saigon and try to force a decider.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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Time wasn’t on Saigon’s side though as Justin Brownlee’s layup 15 seconds later gave Alab the 110-98 lead, effectively ending the Heat’s retaliation.“In an effort standpoint it was great but we were far from the sharpest we could be, and that’s on me,” said Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag, whose team faced a Heat side that fielded just six players and played without their head coach Kyle Julius, who get ejected with two minutes left in the first half, for most of the game.“We have to be sharper both offensively and defensively, we had the game in hand in a lot of instances but we let them get back into it.”Brownlee was everywhere for Alab finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists while Renaldo Balkman had 17 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, and four steals.Parks was the high-point man for the Filipinos with 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery San Miguel takes lead in PBA Finals after clobbering Magnolia in Game 3 Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueAlab Pilipinas was off to a strong start in the playoffs, dousing Saigon, 110-100, for the 1-0 lead in the quarterfinals of the ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Filpinos need one more win to set up a semifinals matchup with second seed Hong Kong Eastern. Game 2 is on April 7 in Ho Chi Minh City.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Alab also registered its first playoff win after Singapore swept them in 2017 playoffs.Although Alab had control of the Heat midway through the game with a 57-47 lead at the break, it was early in the fourth that the Filipinos slowly pulled away for the victory.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 crownRay Parks gave Alab a 97-75 lead at the 7:28 mark of the fourth after the Filipinos outscored the Heat 26-14 in a span of around eight minutes across the last two quarters.The Heat, however, still managed to cut that deficit to just 10, 108-98, with Akeem Scott knocking down a layup with 1:20 remaining in the game to cap off Saigon’s 23-11 spurt. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READlast_img read more

Swedes edge Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

first_imgSweden’s Emil Forsberg, left, celebrates the opening side’s goal during the round of 16 match between Switzerland and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)MOSCOW – Sweden has advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1994 with a 1-0 win over Switzerland.The Swedes took the lead in the 66th minute at St. Petersburg when Emil Forsberg’s right-foot shot deflected off defender Manuel Akanji and past the wrong-footed Yann Sommer.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Forsberg also cleared a corner off his own line to preserve Sweden’s lead in the 80th minute.Referee Damir Skomina awarded Sweden a penalty in stoppage time for a foul by Michael Lang on Martin Olsson but overturned his own decision after a review showed Lang’s push was just outside the area. Lang was sent off for the challenge.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 crownSweden will play the winner of Tuesday’s later match between England and Colombia at Spartak Stadium in Moscow.No. 6-ranked Switzerland had more of the possession but created few clear-cut chances against the well-drilled Sweden defense. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gilas players say sorry for failing to keep emotions in check leading to brawl LATEST STORIES 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 awardlast_img read more

Heptathlete wins Asian gold with 12 toes—and calls for new shoes

first_imgThe Indian athlete, who still has all dozen of her toes, said every step of the race had been excruciating as she pushed through the pain barrier in her ill-fitting footwear.“Normal shoes don’t work for me. There is lot of pain when I wear any shoe, spikes or anything,” she said after clinching gold late on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I hope they make special shoes for me because I have a lot of pain.”“Even warm-up shoes hurt, so forget about spikes.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Not in best shape, Fuller still impressive in NLEX return MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I used to to eat a lot of chocolates so have a lot of pain in one of my teeth before the start of the competition,” she told reporters, wearing heavy strapping on her chin.“First day I thought I will not be able to do it because there was so much pain. But I had to do it because of all these days of hard work.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. India’s Swapna Barman celebrates the women’s heptathlon athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUBeing born with six toes on each foot didn’t stop India’s Swapna Barman winning the Asian Games heptathlon — but she immediately issued a plea for shoes that actually fit.Barman led going into the last of the seven heptathlon disciplines, the 800m — her weakest event — and managed to cling on despite a fourth-placed finish as her closest rival came in last.ADVERTISEMENT Barman, 21, shot to attention last year by taking gold at the Asian Championships in India.She then suffered a string of ankle and back injuries that kept her out for most of a year, but came back in time to finish second in India’s Asian Games qualifiers.In Jakarta she won her specialist high jump, as well as the shot put and javelin, to record a personal best score of 6,026, despite her woes on the track.From a poor family in the east Indian town of Jalpaiguri, she said she has never considered surgery to remove the additional digits, blaming the extra width of her feet for the pain.Her feet were not her only concern as she raced to victory on Wednesday night — she also had to contend with acute toothache, which she blame on her sweet tooth.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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

PVL: Alessandrini, Laure team up as UST nears bronze after edging Adamson

first_imgAdamson holds on to stun Ateneo Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Alessandrini starred with a game-high 31 points, including 24 kills and six blocks, while Laure added 21, highlighted by five service aces. The two also teamed up for 18 digs.Four Lady Falcons hit double-figure scoring led by Eli Soyud’s 22. Chiara Permentilla and Mary Joy Dacoron tallied 18 apiece while Bernadette Flora chipped in 11.Adamson had a pair of costly miscues–both net touch violations–that handed UST the pulsating victory.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Everyone contributed so that’s good for us,” said UST head coach Kungfu Reyes in Filipino.But it was the young guns Alessandrini and Laure, who took charge and helped the Golden Tigresses recover from a major meltdown in the second set, where they blew a 24-19 cushion after committing a slew of errors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Like what we told our players, it was their own doing,” Reyes said of his team’s collapse in the second set. “We let Adamson gain momentum due to our errors and we were not able to stop them.”“Fortunately for us, the players got their grit back,” he added. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas closed in on a third place finish after surviving Adamson, 25-20, 27-29, 13-25, 25-19, 17-15, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Milena Alessandrini and Eya Laure combined for 52 points to power the Golden Tigresses, who shoot for the bronze on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Terence Crawford challenging Benavidez to back up his words

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Crawford: “Yeah, that’s about it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Benavidez (27-0, 18 KOs), a former WBA interim super lightweight champion, was shot multiple times in an August 2016 incident in his hometown of Phoenix. Benavidez returned in February to stop Matthew Strode in the eighth round in Corpus Christi. The exchange with Crawford came the day before at the weigh-in.Benavidez knocked out Frank Rojas in the first round in his previous fight, which was on the Crawford-Horn undercard.“When Terence Crawford gets in the ring, it’s like Alabama in football. He’s that dominant,” Top Rank president Todd duBoef said. “He’s going to have his hands full with a guy who will not back down.”Crawford said no when asked if Benavidez, who was not on the teleconference, has any boxing qualities he admires.At that, duBoef said: “Terence, you’d say he has a good mouth, right?”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college McGregor late for pre-fight presser, Nurmagomedov not in a mood to wait Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “That comes with the territory when you have people who want your spot,” Crawford told reporters. “They want any opportunity to prove their worthiness, to make a name for themselves. That’s how I took it. He’s trying to piggyback off my name to make himself bigger.”So why grant Benavidez a fight?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“Oh, why not? Why not?,” Crawford said. “Talk is cheap. We’re in the same division, same promoter, it’s an interesting fight. He’s always saying I’m fighting smaller guys. It’s the chance to see what he’s made of.”Crawford (33-0, 24 knockouts) is a three-division world champion who holds the WBO title at 147 pounds. He won the belt by stopping defending WBO champion Jeff Horn in the ninth round in Las Vegas in June. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Terence Crawford celebrates after defeating Jeff Horn, of Australia, in a welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas. Crawford said he’s eager to make unbeaten challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. eat his words when they meet in the ring in Omaha, Neb., on Oct. 13. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)OMAHA, Nebraska — World champion welterweight Terence “Bud” Crawford said he’s eager to make unbeaten challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. eat his words when they meet in the ring at CHI Health Center on Oct. 13.A heated confrontation between Benavidez and Crawford in February was a major topic during a teleconference to promote the fight Thursday. Crawford got riled when Benavidez approached him at a boxing event in Corpus Christi, Texas, and accused Crawford of ducking him out of fear.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Air Force, Navy spikers triumph

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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Howard Mojica came away with 19 hits while Alnakran Abdilla backed him up with 17 points for the Agilas, who barely nipped the Ball Hammers in spikes, 56-51.It was a sorry loss for Sta. Lucia, which came out strong in the fourth to force the decider only to succumb to the Agilas’ strong finishing kick.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 ChrissNavy, on the other hand, dominated Army, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15, with Greg Dolor leading the attack with 11 points and Jayson Sapida, Razzel Palisoc and Bonjomar Castel added eight hits each.Opening day winner Ateneo was playing with Instituto Estetico Manila at press time. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Air Force and Navy pulled off victories in contrasting fashions to join opening day winners Cignal and PLDT at second in the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at Blue Eagle gym Tuesday.The Air Force Agilas bucked the 31-hit explosion of Bryan Bagunas to snatch a 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, 14-25, 15-10 decision over the Sta. Elena Ball Hammers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentscenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU tests its mini-run against powerhouse Ateneo Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Superstar LeBron James ‘just another member of group chat’ for Romeo Travis

first_imgLeBron James and Romeo Travis go a long way back as childhood friends and high school teammates at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew And up to this day, the two continue to share a tight-knit bond despite how their basketball careers have taken them to thousand of miles apart with James starring for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA and Travis leading the Magnolia Hotshots to the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.READ: ‘Keep going Lucky Lefty’: LeBron James gives Romeo Travis another shoutoutFEATURED 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 ChrissJames has been keeping tabs of Travis’ play and just recently, the three-time NBA champion congratulated Travis for his 50-point performance in the series-clinching Game 4 on Friday.YesSir!!!!!!!! https://t.co/101F6hlfXD— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 16, 2018Interestingly, James delivered his own 50-point outing when he scored 51 points in a Lakers’ rout of the Miami Heat two days later.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I would like to think that I had something to do with it but probably not,” said Travis on Tuesday during the PBA Finals press conference as posted on SPIN.ph. “It’s probably Miami’s bad defense have a lot to do with it.”“I talked to him afterwards and we joked about it. He is in the NBA. I’m in the PBA. They are not the same. But we are just happy for each other. A little friendly competition is good. Nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, trash talk. He sent me a message, talked a little trash. It is what it is.”READ: Travis gets shoutout from ‘brother’ LeBron after big game for MagnoliaJames has already cemented himself as one of the greatest ever in the sport and he may even be as great of a friend as he is as a basketball player.“He is just my friend. You guys know him as LeBron James, superstar. He is just one of my friends. He is just another member of the group chat,” Travis said. “He is like, when we are in a group chat, we are all equal. It is what it is. He is just a friend. I don’t know any way other way to put it, he’s as supportive as any other friend who supports you.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past HeatTravis, though, doesn’t think his buddy’s offensive outburst had anything to so with him. FEU crashes UAAP Final Four party, eliminates De La Salle for no. 4 seed SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more