Olsen looks at next season with hope-tinted glasses

January 19, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mmfausynf.

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Tamaraws, who forged a rubber match with an 80-67 win on Sunday, looked poised to pull off a stunning upset when Jasper Parker gave FEU a 75-72 lead late in regulation, before Isaac Go’s triple sent the game to overtime and Matt Nieto helped get the job done for the Eagles.“I have to give credit to FEU,” said Go. “It was a 7-7 team but played better than its record.”“What we really wanted them to do in the last three games was to know how it is to play possession by possession,” said Racela. “That’s how you win games.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From almost missing out on the Final Four to being one defensive stop away from making the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Serbian lifts Iriga past UST That’s the path Far Eastern U took the past couple of weeks, which was enough for rookie coach Olsen Racela to get excited heading to next season.Ron Dennison, Jojo Trinidad and Prince Orizu won’t be around by then as they are set to graduate by the end of the school year, but Racela feels his team has grown so rapidly the past two games that they’ll still contend next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“We were one stop away from making it to the Finals but the loss doesn’t define us,” said Racela after the Tamaraws dropped an 84-88 overtime decision to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their do-or-die clash on Wednesday.“I’m just proud the way we grew this season and I am really looking forward next year,” added Racela, who replaced younger brother, Nash, at the helm late last year. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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PBA Season 43 Preview: Without marquee players, Kia to bank on sheer work ethic

January 19, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: mmfausynf.

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kia may not have the most star-studded of lineups in the PBA, but the Picanto have a sheer force of will to rely on.“We’re realistic in knowing that we may not have top tier guys but what we have are the hardest workers in this league and I can attest to that hard work,” said Gavina. “We’re envisioning our team to be highly-disciplined and to be defensive-minded.”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 folkGavina hopes that their sheer level of hard work would be able to make up for their lack of talent.“We cannot be normal, our effort and activity level has to be in an extraordinary pace in order to overcome the discrepancy in the level of talent with other teams.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Season 43 Preview: Pressure to dominate still fuels San Miguel LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Head Coach: Chris GavinaKey Players: Reden Celda, Glenn Khobuntin, Jackson CorpuzKey Additions: Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Jon GabrielKey Losses: LA Revilla, Jason BallesterosADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 And supplementing that pure will to win, and unadulterated potential hustle, is the influx of a championship mentality from former San Miguel Beermen JayR Reyes and Ronald Tubid.The two, together with Rashawn McCarthy, were acquired days before the 2017 Draft wherein the Picanto gave up the no.1 pick that turned out to be ABL standout Christian Standhardinger.Gavina hopes the former Beermen’s presence alone would be an enough influence to uplift the team’s mentality after suffering in the scourge of last year’s Philippine Cup when Kia, then known as Mahindra Enforcer, finished 3-8.“The San Miguel guys that came over brought tremendous character and that championship experience is invaluable to our younger guys,” said Gavina.“They can teach them how to get to that championship level, the ability to relay that championship focus and effort in practice will be of great help to us.”ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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What a year for Ceres

January 19, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Mangrobang sets sights on 2020, calls it her life’s ‘most important race’ Read Next “It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest congratulations to Ceres-Negros FC for winning the inaugural edition of the Philippines Football League!” said Infantino in his letter to Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.“This title is the result of the determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the administration, the entire technical and medical staff as well as the fans for this great achievement.”The club also won the AFC Cup Fair Play award for the first time after picking up the most points for positive play, conduct on and off the field and behavior of supporters.Ceres has come a long way from five years ago when it was limited to the national club championship.Working its way from the second division of the now-defunct United Football League, the Busmen made a strong statement, ruling the top flight in 2015, leading to a first AFC Cup appearance.“Our learning curve was five years,” said Yanson, reflecting on a banner season. “We kept on learning from our mistakes the previous year and kept on improving.”Staying on top, of course, will be a totally different story next year with a slew of challengers to the Busmen’s throne both in the PFL and the AFC.Hit by the departures of Iain Ramsay, Roland Muller and Josh Grommen, the Busmen face a tough task of putting together a strong squad that will continue to contend for trophies.The Busmen won’t have much time as they start the season on Jan. 16, when they face Shan United of Myanmar in an AFC Champions League qualifier. A duel with Brisbane Roar awaits the winner of the tie.“It will be tough next season, but we’re really excited of what 2018 has in store for us,” said Yanson. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The trophy and plaque stood on the table, a few steps away from the LED screen showing highlights of Ceres-Negros’ 2017 campaign as blue and green lights illuminated the dance floor and rap music blared on the speakers.The players take turns for selfies with the club’s newest precious possession—the Philippines Football League trophy—as well as the AFC Cup Asean zonal championship plaque from the Asian Football Confederation.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the youthful owner, this was a year in which his club punched more than its weight, stunning some of Southeast Asia’s top clubs like Johor Darul Ta’zim of Malaysia on its way to the AFC Inter-zonal semifinals last September.Despite lagging in the scheduling due to their AFC Cup campaign, the Busmen then still got the job done in the PFL, with the depth of its squad keying a strong finish.“This year is undoubtedly, a great year for us,” said Yanson.“Clinching the AFC Cup 2017 Asean zone title and the Philippine Football League Championship title would have not been possible without the hard work and sacrifices that each of the players and coaching staff have put in.”No less than International Football Federation (Fifa) president Gianni Infantino cited the club’s historic season in the PFL.ADVERTISEMENT The relentless Busmen not only play with swag, they also celebrate in style.And on this Saturday night in the middle of December, the country’s newest football champions booked one of Bacolod City’s top restaurants for an exclusive victory party marking a banner year for the club, after the Busmen subdued Global Cebu, 4-1, for the PFL title at Panaad Stadium.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 folkOn the far end of the room, the club’s low-key owner Leorey Yanson smiles, letting the moment sink in.A few hours ago, much to the prodding of his players, Yanson finally stood on top of the podium, lifting the trophy in front of an adoring throng at Panaad Stadium. 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Maraño named Philippine team captain

January 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: adzvswdvm.

first_imgMOST READ WORLD CUP: Guide to the 12 stadiums across Russia Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAby Maraño has been named captain of the Philippine women’s volleyball team that will compete in the Asian Games, Souteast Asian Games, and the AVC Asia cup.The Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc., made the announcement during a fan event, organized by the Philippine Superliga, in Baguio.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’m really happy that I was given this opportunity and I’ve always said that my childhood dream was to be part of the national team but I never imagined that I would be the captain,” said Maraño in Filipino.Maraño’s appointment is the first concrete development in the new team as the full roster is yet to be released.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 crownF2 Logistics’ middle blocker will spearhead the roster that head coach Shaq Delos Santos, who replaced Ramil de Jesus almost two weeks ago, will handle.“I accept this responsibility with all my hear and of course I thank God because I only wished for pan de sal he gave me a burger,” said Maraño. “He gave me so many blessings.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

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GALLERY: NCAA Season 94 opening ceremony

January 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yzhnxslpc.

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Suns’ Booker signs 5-year, $158 million deal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Phoenix wants to give Abueva second chance, hopes ‘Beast’ brings out tenacity, energy

January 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: tdruvkbqd.

first_imgCalvin Abueva has a new home at Phoenix Petroleum and the Fuel Masters are thrilled to have the “Beast” in their rotation.“We’re expecting him to bring in the same passion, tenacity and energy that he brought to Alaska the past six years,” said Phoenix Fuel Masters alternate governor Atty. Raymond Zorrilla.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “Everyone deserves second chances. I talked to him last week and told him, ‘you will start on a clean slate, you are a rookie on our team,’” said Zorrilla.The Aces, who got Karl Dehesa and Phoenix’s first-round pick next season, won a championship with Abueva in his rookie year and things only turned unfavorable this season when the Gilas Pilipinas mainstay encountered personal problems that spilled over on the court.With Abueva joining a core reinforced by import Eugene Phelps, the team’s target this conference is to make it into the quarterfinals after missing the playoffs in the past two tournaments.“We just want to improve our finishes. Hopefully, we can make it to the quarters and we take it from there,” said Zorrilla.The season-ending conference, which features imports with a height ceiling of 6-foot-5, kicks off on Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo City with the Meralco Bolts and the Columbian Dyip facing each other in the opener.ADVERTISEMENT The NLEX Road Warriors meet the TNT Ka Tropa in the other match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taming the beast in Abueva will be one of the challenges of the Phoenix coaching staff led by head coach Louie Alas in their forthcoming PBA Governors Cup campaign.“Our coaches are familiar with Calvin’s style of play and we hope we could bring out the best in him just like when he played for his previous team,” said Zorrilla.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’Alas and Phoenix assistant coach Topex Robinson were part of the Alaska coaching staff when Abueva was acquired by the Aces during the 2012-2013 PBA season.Abueva, a six-time All-Star and two-time mythical first team awardee, was shipped by the Aces to the Fuel Masters after the 6-foot-3 explosive forward went Awol (absence without leave) in the middle of Alaska’s stint in the Commissioner’s Cup. 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 award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Go for Gold levels Finals series behind Banal’s hot shooting ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Barcelona still far from its best despite perfect start

January 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: tdruvkbqd.

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FC Barcelona Lionel Messi looks down after Real Sociedad scored a goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona at the Anoeta stadium, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Ignacio Unanue)MADRID — Despite another win and a perfect record to start the Spanish league, there is reason for concern ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League debut this week.The defending league champions had another lackluster performance in its 2-1 come-from-behind win at Real Sociedad on Saturday, creating a bit of worry ahead of its match against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix 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 Atletico has scored only three goals in four league matches, with Diego Costa yet to find the net.“We have to take it slowly with him,” Simeone said of Borja. “But he is that type of player who has goals in him.”Atletico, which was coming off a loss at Celta Vigo, has only five points in what has been its worst league start since 2009.VINICIUS PLEAVinicius Junior continues to make his case for a chance with Real Madrid’s main squad.A day after Madrid struggled in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league, the Brazilian teenager played well again with the “B” team, scoring his third goal of the season in the lower tier.He also nearly scored what would have been a beautiful goal after a remarkable run in which he cleared three defenders before having his shot hit the crossbar. It was a play that reminded some of Robinho, the former Brazil forward to whom Vinicius is often compared.Madrid spent about 45 million euros ($52 million) for the promising teenager last year even though he had played mostly with the youth squads of Brazilian club Flamengo. Madrid is taking it slowly with Vinicius, but fans have already been calling for his presence in the main team.Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was reportedly watching Vinicius’ match on Sunday, so the player’s chances of moving up to the main team have certainly increased. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Barcelona also faced difficulties in a 1-0 win at Valladolid, the small promoted club which has yet to win or score a goal in four matches. Barcelona’s home wins were more comfortable — 3-0 against Alaves and 8-2 against Huesca, a newcomer to the first division this season.Barcelona is in Group B in the Champions League, along with PSV, Inter Milan and Tottenham.SCORING HELPAtletico Madrid endured another disappointing result on Saturday, drawing with Eibar 1-1 at home to remain far from the leaders at the top of the standings.But fans celebrated the successful debut of teenager Borja Garces, who scored the stoppage-time equalizer and could become a solution to the team’s scoring struggles early in the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Succeeding in the Champions League is one of Barcelona’s main goals this season after struggling in the European competition in recent years, failing to make it past the quarterfinals in three straight seasons.“I’m a little bit worried, just a little bit,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said after Saturday’s victory, which kept the team at the top of the Spanish league standings with 12 points from four matches. “It’s obvious that there are things that can be improved.”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 ChrissBarcelona had a difficult time controlling the game and gave away numerous chances throughout the match at Anoeta Stadium. Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele scored goals three minutes apart in the second half to save the team after it conceded early. An outstanding game by goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen also helped the team secure the victory. He made two great saves in one-on-one situations while Barcelona still trailed early in the second half.It wasn’t the first time Barcelona struggled this season. The team has been inconsistent despite its good results, and even Lionel Messi has played below expectations in some matches. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Kawhi Leonard stars anew as Raptors match franchise-best start at 5-0

January 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments “A loss is a loss,” Towns said. “It’s about winning. It’s not about the statistical achievements, doing this or that for whoever my fantasy owner is.”CENTURY CLUBFor the first time in franchise history, Toronto has won five straight games despite allowing 100 or more points in each.CAGED WOLVESToronto is 30-15 against Minnesota, its best record against any opponent.UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Milwaukee on Friday night.Raptors: Host Dallas on Friday night. 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 Butler scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 16 and Taj Gibson 13 for Minnesota, which has yet to win back-to-back games this season.“We played from behind all night,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said.Minnesota guard Andrew Wiggins was inactive for only the second time in his career, sitting out because of a bruised right quadriceps. Wiggins, who is from suburban Toronto, left in the first quarter of Monday’s win over Indiana and did not return.Rookie Josh Okogie started in place of Wiggins and finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.Leonard shot 15 for 23, going 2 for 4 from 3-point range, and had 10 points came in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re on the right track,” Leonard said. “We’ve won every game so far and we’ve just got to keep going.”Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points, Serge Ibaka had 15 and Norman Powell added a season-high 10 for the Raptors, who also won five straight to start the 2015-16 season.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“They got points in the paint, they got open 3s, they got out in transition,” Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler said. “We didn’t take too many things away from them tonight and they capitalized at every opportunity.”Toronto won its 15th straight home game against Minnesota, extending its franchise record for consecutive home victories over a single opponent. The last time the Raptors lost at home to the Timberwolves was Jan. 21, 2004. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Butler said Leonard looks like the player he was before missing all but nine games because of injury last season.“He’s there,” Butler said. “He’s shooting the ball with confidence. The athleticism is there, he’s passing it well, guarding. I think he’s going to be just fine here.“When you have a team like they have and a player of his caliber, the game gets really easy for him and for everybody else,” Butler added.Toronto was up by 17 points in the fourth but Towns scored to cut it to 106-101 with 1:16 remaining. Following a timeout, Leonard drove for a jumpshot over Rose, pushing the lead to seven.Minnesota called timeout and gave the ball to Jeff Teague, but his missed shot was rebounded by Ibaka. Leonard was fouled and made both, putting the Raptors up by nine points with 38 seconds to go.TIP-INSTimberwolves: The last time Wiggins was inactive was Nov. 10, 2015, when he sat out a loss to Charlotte because of a sore right knee. … Teague led Minnesota with nine assists. … All five Minnesota starters reached double figures in scoring.Raptors: G Delon Wright (left thigh) returned after missing the first four games of the season. Wright went scoreless in five first-half minutes but did not return following the intermission because of soreness in his groin. … G Fred VanVleet (sprained left big toe) was inactive. … Valanciunas matched a career high with two made 3-pointers. … Lowry had six rebounds. … Toronto outscored Minnesota 56-38 in the paint.DEAR MR. FANTASYMinnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns shot 5 for 17 and scored 14 points, but was more upset at the result than his poor shooting. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) tries to get around Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — With his highest-scoring game of the season, Kawhi Leonard kept the Toronto Raptors rolling along.Leonard scored 35 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 10 assists, and the Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Wednesday night to improve to 5-0 and match the best start in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT Jazz blast Rockets as Harden leaves game in 4th Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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John Wall, Bradley Beal, Jeff Green lead Wizards past Clippers

January 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: iuxgjddtb.

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Wizards cut the Clippers lead to 95-86 after three quarters and took a 115-113 lead on Wall’s layup with 2:33 to play.Tobias Harris scored a season-high 29 points, Montrezl Harrell had 20, and Lou Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each added 17 for the Clippers, who had won five straight. Williams was ejected with 34.5 seconds to play.“You have a team, you can see they’re wounded, and I really thought we had a chance to be up 30 at halftime,” Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said. “And you can just see it we kind of got the lead, kind of turned down the energy.”TIP-INSClippers: C Luc Mbah a Moute missed his 12th straight game with a sore left knee. … Rivers said it wasn’t a problem to face his son, Austin, who was traded from Los Angeles to Washington in the offseason. “We should have that one down tonight,” Rivers said. “If we mess that one up, I’m going to go off on the whole team.” The Clippers held Austin Rivers to two points. … G Tyrone Wallace left the court after a violent collision with Beal late in the third quarter. Wallace held a towel over his left eye as he departed, but Rivers said he had tested negatively for a concussion.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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Wizards: C Dwight Howard was out with a glute injury. Howard missed the season’s first seven games with the injury. Thomas Bryant received his first NBA start and scored seven points in 19 minutes. … F Kelly Oubre, Jr. started in place of Markieff Morris. It was the first time Morris came off the bench since Feb. 28, 2016. Oubre committed five fouls in 12 minutes.WILLIAMS TOSSEDWilliams, who Rivers said was subpar because of illness was ejected after being assessed a technical foul. Generally, two technical warrant ejection.“I felt like we were playing through a lot of contact and I didn’t think that Washington was playing through a lot of contact, and I wanted a real answer why that was,” Williams said.TOUGH WALLBrooks defended Wall from talk that he was soft and slow.“John, he’s been taking hits,” Brooks said. “You hear all the reports, he’s heavy. He has seven percent body fat.He hasn’t played well. None of us have.”Brooks said that Wall suffered a bruised thigh in the season’s second game, and played through it for several games. “He didn’t say one word, and I wasn’t going to say it,” Brooks said.Wall had little to say about the tenor of the team after the game.“It’s cool,” he said. “It’s a good start.”center_img View comments Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) gestures after he made a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — There has been a lot of negativity around the struggling Washington Wizards in recent days. When they fell behind the Los Angeles Clippers by 24 points midway in the second quarter, the Wizards didn’t fall apart again. Instead, they rallied for their biggest win of the season.John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as Washington wore down the Clippers 125-118 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTClippers: Host Memphis on Friday.Wizards: Visit Toronto on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tennis star Venus Williams settles fatal crash lawsuit Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Amid a 5-11 start, there were reports the team would listen to trade offers for All-Star guards Wall and Beal, and talk of a nasty practice last week with Wall yelling at coach Scott Brooks and being fined for disrespectful behavior.“It happened. We talked about it, we moved on,” Brooks said. “I’m not here to throw anything in anybody’s face.”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 ChrissWall, Beal and Green each scored 10 in the fourth quarter as Washington outscored Los Angeles 39-23 to pull out the win.“We’ve still got a lot of stuff to fix,” Beal said. “I’m still not happy. I know everybody’s not happy with where we are.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Azkals shoot for semifinal slot in Jakarta

January 18, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: lprxfsblu.

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 For a change, however, the pressure to deliver will be on the Azkals, who are coming off a 1-1 draw with the Thais last Wednesday at Panaad Stadium—a result that knocked Indonesia out of contention.But returning to Bung Karno still give Filipino players chills as it was the site of the two matches against the Indonesians where the Azkals reached the semifinals for the first time eight years ago.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 ChrissThe Azkals lost both legs via 1-0 scores as they faced not just a strong Indonesian team, but also a hostile and intimidating home crowd of 90,000.The stadium has been scaled down to fit 68,000 people, but memories remain for past Philippine teams, including the 2002 squad that suffered an embarrassing 1-13 loss here. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I know it brings back memories, but I think those matches will be very different from tomorrow,” said captain Phil Younghusband, referring to the match kicking off at 7 p.m. Sunday night.“I remember the atmosphere here and a lot of us were new to that kind of pressure. It’s a different game, a different time and hopefully, a different result.”Thailand and Philippines are actually on pace to reach the knockout stage with seven points each, although the Thais hold a superior goal difference. Another draw will be enough to send the Philippines to the semifinals, but a loss coupled by a Singapore win over Thailand in the match simultaneously kicking off in Bangkok will eliminate the Filipinos.The Azkals will still advance with a loss, granting that Thailand wins in the simultaneous kickoff. A Singapore win and a draw in Jakarta will eliminate Thailand.“We know it’s a very important game and to lose is a big risk,” said Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson. “We don’t expect an easy game because everybody wants to win. It’s a difficult game, but a big game nonetheless.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Philippine midfielder Stephan Schrock in action here against Thailand will again be a major player for the Azkals. Photo by Lagardere Sports.JAKARTA—Their confidence boosted by a huge result over reigning champion Thailand, the Philippine Azkals look to exorcise the ghosts of past failures at the cauldron-like Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, where they will be gunning for a semifinal berth in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.The Azkals face an Indonesian team that is surprisingly out of the running for a place in the knockout round as the two countries renew their rivalry on the final day of the group stage here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Folayang reclaims ONE title; Vera triumphant Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

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