Pumaren’s double duty for Adamson, GlobalPort up for discussion by PBA Board

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFranz Pumaren’s role as concurrent head coach for Globalport and Adamson has been a source of confusion for some discerning fans.In the past, a head coach in the PBA is not allowed to hold the same post in the collegiate level at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT But the PBA Board of Governors is apparently leaning toward allowing coaches to hold concurrent head coaching positions in the pro and varsity level, though it has not been made official.“It has been previously tackled by the Board before the season started, but they have yet to discuss it again,” said PBA media bureau chief Willie MarcialFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor UAAP’s part, it doesn’t have a rule prohibiting Pumaren from splitting time between the two teams, according to UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag.“It depends on the school. If they’re willing to let the coach divide his time equally, it’s an internal issue. We’re not here to second guess the wisdom of the administration on who they want as the coach,” said Saguisag. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH PLAY LIST 01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH01:37UAAP SEASON 80: Adamson Soaring Falcons00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ TNT KaTropa turn emotional as ‘brother’ Ranidel moves on after 9 years Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Pumaren opened his second season at the helm for Adamson on Saturday, where the Soaring Falcons fell to Ateneo, 85-65 in the opening day of the UAAP Season 80.He is still manning the sidelines for GlobalPort, which sits idle with a 3-5 slate in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Marcial said the PBA Board will meet again for a final decision on the Pumaren’s case. Until then, there seems to be no immediate problem with Pumaren wearing two hats.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Knicks know they face tough task in moving on after Anthony

first_imgMOST READ View comments And that’s not just during the games.Anthony was the one who faced the toughest questions from reporters while other teammates could quickly escape as the losses mounted. And he was the one willing to speak up about social issues, around the country or in his homes in New York or Baltimore.The Knicks acknowledged that side of Anthony on Monday, donating $100,000 to his relief efforts in Puerto Rico, his father’s hurricane-devastated homeland the Knicks had visited with him a few years ago.The team believed Anthony would be with them Monday until just a few days ago. They hadn’t been able to find a trade that suited the franchise or player, and on Friday said they planned for him to be there when training camp opened.But discussions with the Thunder moved quickly that night and into Saturday morning, and by the afternoon New York had agreed to the trade that brought Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick to New York.ADVERTISEMENT “He had made his sentiments known, as had we, and if there was something that made sense, we were going to move forward without him,” general manager Scott Perry said. “If it didn’t we were going to move forward with him, and this just happened to make enough sense to move forward without him.”Porzingis hoped Anthony would remain in New York, though understood why the move to Oklahoma City was better for someone he called a mentor and big brother. Kanter also believes the change of scenery will benefit the 33-year-old All-Star, who thanked the organization and city in an essay on his website.“I think he’s going to do a lot of good things in Oklahoma City, and there’s not much distractions,” Kanter said. “It’s a smaller city of course, you can focus on basketball. I think that’s what he needed. He can focus on basketball and just go out there and do his thing.”Kanter was giving a basketball clinic for orphans in Oklahoma City when he learned of the deal and has been beaming ever since about the move to a big city — one with plenty of Turkish restaurants — after the native of Turkey previously played for Utah and the Thunder.He played in some pickup games this summer with Anthony, who would have still been the Knicks’ best offensive weapon if he remained. It appears that will now be Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 forward from Latvia who will be entering his third season.He spent the summer back home, leading the national team in the European championships and didn’t return to New York until Sunday, the day Anthony arrived in Oklahoma City.Porzingis wouldn’t address his decision to skip his exit meeting with Knicks management before leaving. He only wanted to discuss the team to which he returned — the one that’s now his.“The past is the past and I don’t want to talk about that no more,” Porzingis said. “Let’s talk about the next season. I’m just excited to be here.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo leads PBA Governors’ Cup BPC race; Durham top import BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks celebrates his basket in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Elsa/Getty Images/AFPGREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony was the Knicks’ leading scorer, the one who made things easier for his teammates.He was also the voice of the franchise, often eager to use his fame and fortune for good.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa So the Knicks know they are facing a tough task in moving on without him — on and off the court.The Knicks completed the trade with Oklahoma City on Monday that sent Anthony to the Thunder and made Kristaps Porzingis the new main man in Madison Square Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Obviously he took a lot of pressure off of everybody. We’ve got to understand that,” Porzingis said.“He was always the No. 1 focal point for the other team and I realize that. And now I’m going to be one of those guys that the other team is going to focus on. That’s going to make things more difficult for me, so it’s going to be different. It’s going to be way different. He draws so much attention and there might be more attention on me. So I have to be ready for that.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

St. Pierre set for comeback fight vs Bisping at UFC 217

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Bisping, who had eight fights during St. Pierre’s break, is eager to add another big name to his improbable late-career surge of victories. Bisping defended his belt against Dan Henderson last year, and St. Pierre is a second straight opponent who isn’t among the top middleweight contenders for his title.The fight has been attacked as nothing but a money grab for Bisping and a desperate attempt by UFC to give MSG some star power in a year that has lacked in must-see main events.But the fight legend is back and Bisping would walk out of the cage with the biggest name win of his career should he stop St. Pierre. GSP was at UFC’s pinnacle in his prime — but a four-year layoff could be cruel to the fighter.“Why would I not want to come back, fighting Michael Bisping for the title in the Madison Square Garden, this mythical place?” St. Pierre said. “I would be fool to not take this opportunity.” FILE – In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Britain’s Michael Bisping, left, and Canada’s Georges St. Pierre face off during a news conference in Toronto, to promote their upcoming UFC 217. At center rear is UFC President Dana White. The pair square off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)NEW YORK — Georges St. Pierre waved his hands as a conductor would to a chorus of “G-S-P” chanted by fans wrapped in Rising Sun headbands inside Madison Square Garden.“These are your people? These are your people, Georges?” fighter Michael Bisping chirped as he dismissed the rising cheers with a wave.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Garbrandt gets pep talks from Kobe, Tyson before UFC fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH GSP is back for his people and on top of a UFC card one more time.But is it for the final time?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSt. Pierre (25-2) was one of the UFC’s biggest stars and pay-per-view draws during his long reign atop the 170-pound division, but the Canadian star walked away in November 2013. After a lengthy sabbatical, he returns Saturday to headline UFC 217 in a 185-pound championship bout with Bisping (31-7), the gritty English veteran who won the middleweight championship in a surprise upset of Luke Rockhold last year.St. Pierre, now 36, left UFC as one of its biggest box office draws, holder of the second-longest winning streak in the promotion’s history and with enough stardom to grace the cover of a video game.center_img MOST READ View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC St. Pierre, who hasn’t revealed any career goals beyond claiming Bisping’s 185-pound title, hasn’t decided if this bout would be his last.“Nothing for sure,” St. Pierre said. “Sometimes you win the fight and you could lose and sometimes you lose but you should have won. It depends how it happens and how I will feel and depend on a lot of stuff. But I don’t see myself going away for a long time so it’s going to be a good match.”St. Pierre hasn’t lost since April 2007 when Matt Serra took away the 170-pound belt. St. Pierre reclaimed the title later that year and beat Serra in a rematch shortly afterward.But St. Pierre didn’t fight between April 2011 and November 2012 while recovering from a torn ligament in his right knee. He bounced back from injury with wins over Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz and Johny Hendricks.He beat Hendricks, who has a fight on the 217 card, by split decision, then decided it was time for a hiatus. St. Pierre had lamented the stress of his prominence in the sport, saying his obsessive nature prevented him from enjoying life while maintaining the focus necessary to train for title fights.“It’s hard on my nerves, but when I close my eyes at night, I give myself the choice would I want to be there or not,” St. Pierre said. “Yes, I want to. I don’t do it because I have to do it, because I really want to. I’ve never been forced to do anything I don’t want to in life, but I felt like I had that pressure from outside and I was stuck into a pattern. Now, I am doing it and I’m happier than ever.”GSP smiled and appeared happy on the MSG stage as foul-mouthed Bisping tried his best to rattle him with trash talk to fuel the fight.“There’s no other place and moment I want to be,” St. Pierre said. “I’m back now.”Bisping yelled, “I’ll retire him!”Robert Whittaker, the interim middleweight champ, could be on deck for the winner in a fight to unify the belt. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Four years later, St. Pierre returns to a UFC world that blew up into a $4 billion company without him.His fights with Nick Diaz and B.J. Penn that drew two of the biggest buy rates in UFC history have been passed six times, notably by cards headlined by Conor McGregor. Ronda Rousey came (and went?) and bulldozed her way into becoming a mainstream superstar. St. Pierre’s 12-fight winning streak that he takes into Saturday has been topped by Jon Jones and matched by flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson. And it was McGregor again, with a championship belt draped over each shoulder, who was announced Friday as the EA Sports UFC 3 video game cover boy .But the use of a PS4 controller may be the only way to make sure McGregor steps into a cage any time soon. With Rousey, McGregor and Jones all sidelined, and UFC struggling to build a new crop of pay-per-view stars, the big attraction for 2018 just might be a blast from the past in St. Pierre.Another change, MMA wasn’t even legal in New York the last time St. Pierre fought. He’ll top UFC’s fourth card in the state in 12 months and the first at MSG since a McGregor-headlined show helped draw an arena-record gate of $17 million.Cody Garbrandt defends the 135-pound belt against T.J. Dillashaw and Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts the 115-pound women’s title on the line against Rose Namajunas in the other two big PPV bouts.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Guiao fined; players next

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFiery NLEX coach Yeng Guiao was fined P11,000 by Philippine Basketball Association officer-in-charge Willie Marcial for an obscene gesture but was cleared by the league on allegations of San Miguel Beer point guard Chris Ross that he uttered a racist remark in their Philippine Cup game on Friday night.But that will be peanuts compared to the fines and sanctions that Marcial will levy on three players, whom he summoned to appear early afternoon on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Stay calm and be sensitive MOST READ Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine and Eric Camson of Kia Picanto, who exchanged elbows and punches in an upset Kia victory last week, are likely to be slapped at least one-game suspensions, apart from being meted out fines that could go as high as P50,000 each.Mike Miranda of NLEX, who kicked Ross in the groin during that rugged match won handily by the Beermen, will also have a conference with Marcial and, because of several infractions earlier, could also be facing a suspension and a hefty fine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe three players were slapped Flagrant Foul 2 penalties that carry at least a P20,000 fine and were ejected.But the Almazan-Camson scuffle was downright court hooliganism, and league sources said on Monday that the Office of the Commissioner will throw the full weight of the rule book on them. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentscenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Ross was likewise slapped a P2,600 fine for incurring two technical fouls—the second after got into a confrontation with Guiao whom he accused of uttering a racist remark.Marcial said that they couldn’t find witnesses who could validate Ross’ claims.The San Miguel point guard refusing to comment.Guiao’s P11,000 fine was for flashing the dirty finger at Ross, clearly seen on television replays, and because he cursed the San Miguel point guard.“The Office of the Commissioner finds no sufficient basis to discuss the matter of an alleged racist remark uttered by coach Guiao,” a PBA statement read.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Cliff Hodge return a shot in the arm for Meralco

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Meralco’s Cliff Hodge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCliff Hodge reminded the Meralco Bolts what they had been missing in their first four games.Hodge made his season debut on Wednesday and he returned at the best possible time with the Bolts on a three-game skid coming into the game.ADVERTISEMENT “Nobody’s happier than me to see him (Hodge) back. I mentioned earlier about the lack of effort against TNT and we seemed to have a low energy level against TNT,” Meralco head coach Norman Black said.“We all know that’s [what] Cliff is [all] about. He’s about energy and effort and probably just his presence really helped us a great deal tonight because he does give a lot of effort out there, particularly on the defensive end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 29-year-old Hodge made immediate impact the moment he was fielded into the game at the 2:30 mark of the first quarter. He grabbed an offensive rebound just 36 seconds in that led to a basket by his teammate Bryan Faundo.Hodge finished with eight points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field with six rebounds, three assists and a steal. Four of his boards were offensive rebounds. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Alex Cabagnot sidelined with foot injury, no surgery needed It was an all-around effort from Hodge, doing a little bit of everything in just 19 minutes of play despite still not being 100 percent healthy yet.“I’m pretty tired, but I’m happy that we got the win so that’s all that matters,” he said after helping Meralco get back on the winning track with a 105-76 rout of Kia.“Yeah, I’m really out of shape. I haven’t played basketball in about three months and I’ve only practiced in like two days,” added Hodge, who went under the knife to remove bone spurs in his ankles. “I just need to get back in shape. Actually, my ankle still hurt so I’m just playing through that until it gets better.”Hodge was supposed to be out for at least two more weeks, but with Meralco struggling he knew he would be of great help to his team especially with Ranidel de Ocampo still out with a calf injury.“I know that we needed some wins so I said if I can go up and down [even if] I’m not 100 percent but I mean, I can go out there on defense. I just decided to come back and try and do whatever I can for my team.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments MOST READlast_img read more

‘Playoff mode’ Ginebra ready for anything, says Tenorio

first_img“We’ll just take it one game at a time,” he said. “The most important thing is we know how to play in the playoffs. We just have to be in the right frame of mind and to really keep our focus every game from start to finish. We can’t afford to commit mistakes right now.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Tenorio poured in a game-high 27 points and had five rebounds and 11 assists and the Batangueño playmaker believes that wins like this one helps in building the team’s confidence moving forward.“It doesn’t matter who we face as long as we’re in playoff mode. It doesn’t matter if it’s the number one team or the last team. We really have to be playing our game, playing it the right away, and playing it on how we’re supposed to play the game as a team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt 5-4, the Gin Kings are tied in fifth place with NLEX and will face Meralco and Rain or Shine in their remaining games in the elimination round.Tenorio, though, doesn’t want Ginebra to get too ahead of itself with the team still has a lot of work to do. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Read Next Lyceum, San Beda top groups as PCCL Final Four is set LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio said that getting the twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals is already the least of Ginebra’s concerns going into the homestretch of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We no longer think about that. Our target is to really win these last two games,” he said coming off its 93-78 victory over TNT on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Meralco stays alive, barely survives Phoenix

first_imgPBA IMAGESCoach Norman Black could only heave a sigh of relief after Jeff Chan missed a potential game-winning three at the buzzer and Meralco escaped Phoenix, 92-90, Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“For us, it was a championship game,” the veteran mentor said as the Bolts stayed alive in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup playoff race.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum MERALCO 92 — Lanete 24, Hodge 17, Canaleta 9, Caram 9, Newsome 9, Tolomia 9, Hugnatan 6, Amer 5, Salva 4, Ballesteros 0, Baracael 0.PHOENIX 90 — Wilson 24, Wright 16, Jazul 13, Perkins 10, Chan 8, Mendoza 6, Dehesa 5, Intal 4, Kramer 4, Alolino 0, Chua 0, Eriobu 0.Quarters: 29-18, 54-40, 70-75, 92-90. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding White wins USA’s 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media LATEST STORIES Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cliff Hodge finished with 17 markers, three rebounds, and three assists, but had to exit the game after incurring a knee injury on a collision with Willy Wilson late in the third quarter.“We really had to dig deep to get in this basketball game. It takes a lot of will power for the players to say, ‘No, we will win this game,’ and that’s what the players did today,” said Black as his side snapped their three-game losing slump.Wilson led Phoenix with a season-best 24 points and eight rebounds, while Matthew Wright got 16 markers and eight boards, but shot 0-of-5 from downtown and fouled out  with 2:58 still left to play.The Fuel Masters remain at seventh place with their 4-5 card, but are now tied with TNT.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ With their backs against the wall, the Bolts almost saw their season go down the drain after the Fuel Masters made a huge run in the third quarter to erase a 16-point lead and storm back again in the last 1:23 to cut the 92-87 advantage down to just two.Jaypee Mendoza forced a jumpball on Chris Newsome with 13.5 seconds left, giving Phoenix one last chance to steal the game, but the 2016 Rookie of the Year did just enough to nudge Chan in the waning seconds and force him to heave the desperation three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That was really a hard-fought game. I’m just happy with my guys staying in the game and kept fighting until the end,” remarked Black.Garvo Lanete stepped up for the undermanned Meralco with career second-best 24 points on a 4-of-9 shooting from threes to help his side rise to 3-6. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

Expletives, excitement as Mayweather, McGregor face-off

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOS ANGELES, United States — Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor lit the touchpaper for their cross-combat superfight here Tuesday, turning the air blue in an expletive-laden face-to-face meeting to launch their global promotional tour for the bout.More than 11,000 fans crowded into Los Angeles’s Staples Center for a raucous first live showdown between former boxing world champion Mayweather and Irishman McGregor, one of the biggest stars of mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Mayweather-McGregor face off4.3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ READ: Backlash from Mayweather-McGregor will last years, says DuvaThe two men are set to face each other in a boxing ring in Las Vegas on August 26 in what could be the richest fight in history after finally agreeing to climb into a boxing ring following a year-long guessing game over whether they would ever do battle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTuesday’s fiery face-off saw the swaggering, cocksure McGregor strut onto stage confidently in a three-piece suit featuring pinstripes made up of an offensive two-word insult.The immaculately tailored profanity set the tone for a spectacle shot through with an endless torrent of abuse from both fighters, no doubt delighting promoters as they attempt to sell a fight for which ringside tickets will go on sale at around $10,000. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera The suited McGregor was the first to take the microphone, mocking Mayweather’s decision to show up wearing a tracksuit, suggesting it was linked to the American’s reported tax difficulties.READ: Mayweather seeks round extension vs taxman“He’s in a tracksuit, he can’t even afford a suit anymore!” McGregor declared to roars of laughter from the massed ranks of his green-shirted fans crammed into the lower tiers of the famous basketball arena.McGregor, who will start as an overwhelming underdog against one of the most accomplished defensive fighters in history, was bullish about his prospects of victory. “The 0 has got to go,” McGregor declared, referring to Mayweather’s perfect 49-0 record.“I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words,” McGregor said, to more roars.ADVERTISEMENT US Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to child porn charges LATEST STORIES A stony-faced Mayweather meanwhile bided his time before taking the microphone and unfurling his own cascade of expletives.“I’m going to knock this bitch out,” Mayweather said, to boos from the crowd. McGregor shot back: “You haven’t knocked anyone out for 20 years!”Mayweather meanwhile responded to the jibes about his finances — he recently filed for an extension to pay his 2015 tax bill — by producing an uncashed check for $100 million from an assistant’s rucksack.McGregor was again ready with a riposte: “Give it to the taxman!”Mayweather was unruffled however, vowing to administer a comprehensive victory over the 28-year-old Irishman despite being 40.“I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. Or 5 years ago. Or 2 years ago,” Mayweather said.“But I’ve got enough to beat you. He can choose which way he wants to go. Either on his back or on his face.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Pacquiao: Bob Arum hasn’t paid me and Freddie Roach

first_imgBoxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and coach Freddie Roach. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netSenator and boxer Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday revealed that his promoter Bob Arum has not paid him and his trainer Freddie Roach for his welterweight bout with Australian boxer Jeff Horn last July 2.“I have no problem with Coach Freddie Roach. I’m not the one paying him, it’s Bob Arum. The trainer’s fee is automatically deducted by the Top Rank from my purse,” Pacquiao said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Lariba to undergo bone marrow transplant China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments “So, if Coach Freddie has not yet received his payment, we are on the same boat. My purse has not yet been released by Arum,” Pacquiao said.The boxer-turned-politician made this statement after Roach lamented that Pacquiao has not spoken to him since the former’s controversial fight with Horn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPacquiao’s long-time trainer also said that he has not been paid after the boxing match in Brisbane.“I was trying to see where his head was at, and I could not even get him to say hi to me. I don’t know if he was upset with me or what,” Roach said in a Sports Illustrated report. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “I really don’t know if he’s mad at me. But I can tell you this: I haven’t been paid yet. So who knows?” Roach said.On Tuesday, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) upheld the victory of Horn after the Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) called for a thorough review of the fight. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more

CWG: Narang, Sayyed win gold, Bindra, Sarnobat bag silver

first_imgIndian shooters fired their way to five medals at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Wednesday, with Gagan Narang and Anisa Sayyed grabbing gold and Abhinav Bindra and Rahi Sarnobat clinching silver.World champion Narang fired a perfect 600 to equal his world record and win the men’s 10m individual air rifle title. His compatriot and Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra finished second.Narang’s overall tally was 703.6 while Bindra shot a total of 698. UK’s James Huckle settled for the bronze medal.Narang and Bindra had teamed up on Tuesday to get India the gold in the 10m air rifle pairs event. It was the country’s first gold medal in CWG 2010.More glory came India’s way on Wednesday when Sayyed shot to the gold medal in the women’s 25m pistol event. Sarnobat won the silver.Sayyed ended with a total score of 786.8, a new Games record, while Sarnobot got 781. The two had on Tuesday won the gold in the women’s 25m pairs event.In the double trap men’s pairs event, Ronjon Singh Sodhi and Asher Noria clinched the silver medal. Sodhi scored 95 while Noria secured 93. The gold was taken away by UK.  Sodhi had recently clinched the gold in the world double trap shooting championship in Italy while Noria was crowned as the junior world champion.- With inputs from agencieslast_img read more