Globalport releases ‘unhappy’ Terrence

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Half-Filipinos to bolster Azkals’ Asian Cup roster 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 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Center Yousef Taha will also join the KaTropa, who sent former 6-foot-7 top pick Mo Tautuaa to the Batang Pier along with their 2020 first round pick and 2021 second round pick.“It’s sad to let go one of the hottest players in the land, but we will not stand in the way of one’s desire and happiness,” said GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan. “So with a heavy heart, we are trading our top star. This is a win-win solution for us and the camp of Terrence.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We have so much respect for the guy, but we, as a team, must also move on toward our main goal which is to get better.”At TNT, the 2015 Most Improved Player will be reunited with Gilas Pilipinas teammate Jayson Castro to form one of the league’s most explosive backcourt tandems. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThree-time PBA scoring champion Terrence Romeo will be suiting up for a different team for the first time since he was drafted five years ago when the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup gets going on April 22.Following a tumultuous stint with GlobalPort in the Philippine Cup playoffs, the Batang Pier shipped their high-scoring yet disgruntled guard to TNTKaTropa in a trade approved by the league on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Romeo, picked fifth in 2013 by the Batang Pier, will also link up with coach Nash Racela, also his coach at Far Eastern U.Interestingly, KaTropa will open its Commissioner’s Cup campaign against the Batang Pier in the main game of the import-laced tournament’s opener at Smart Araneta Coliseum based on the schedule released by the league. Columbian Dyip (formerly Kia), goes up against Blackwater in the curtain raiser at 4:30 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismlast_img read more

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Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez, center, heads the ball to score the opening goal during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — In a team that boasts one of the World Cup’s most potent attacks, two defenders combined to give Uruguay a late 1-0 victory over Egypt on Friday.Uruguay captain Diego Godin and teammate Jose Gimenez, who anchor the back line at Atletico Madrid as well as the national team’s traditionally solid defense, did their job in front of their own goalkeeper and then combined for the winning strike in the 89th minute.ADVERTISEMENT No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film With its focus on defense, Egypt failed to capitalize on several mistakes from the Uruguay midfield.“Mo Salah is an important player for us, that is without a doubt,” Cuper said. “Perhaps if Mo had been on the pitch today the outcome could have been different, but we’ll never know that.”KEY TO SUCCESSUruguay won but doubts about the team’s attacking qualities remain.Cavani and Suarez didn’t receive the support they needed and at times dropped back to midfield as playmakers, not a role for a duo that has combined for 93 international goals.With its traditional defensive tactics preferred by Cuper, Egypt badly needs Salah and his goals to succeed. Marwan Mohsen as a lone striker is not likely to be enough for the team at this year’s tournament.GROUP DYNAMICSExpected to dominate Group A, Uruguay made its first step toward the next round.Anything but a win against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday would be a surprise. With a victory, Uruguay could reach the next stage with a game in hand against host Russia on June 25.To have any hopes of advancing, Egypt needs to avoid a loss against Russia on Tuesday and probably beat Saudi Arabia on June 25 in its final group game. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Godin, who was making his 117th international appearance, sent a free kick from the right into the area. Gimenez jumped and got his head to the ball, directing it into the net and giving Uruguay its first opening-match victory at the World Cup in 48 years.“Sometimes the ball will go to the back of the net, sometimes it won’t,” Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said. “I’m very proud of the team and the attitude they played with throughout the match.”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 crownUruguay now has three points in Group A, but still trails Russia on goal difference after the host nation’s 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Thursday.Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was on the bench for his country’s first World Cup match since 1990 after injuring his shoulder while playing for Liverpool in last month’s Champions League final. Salah was the Premier League’s player of the season after scoring a league-leading 32 goals, with 44 in all competitions. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial He left the Champions League final in tears on May 26 after he was injured during a collision with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.“He didn’t play today because we didn’t want to have any risk or danger,” Egypt coach Hector Cuper said. “But I think he will be OK for the next match.”Uruguay strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, the pair of players who make up that potent offense, missed their chances at the Yekaterinburg Arena. Suarez failed to beat Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El Shennawy in two one-on-one situations and Cavani hit the post from a free kick two minutes from the end.“We’ve tried to play in a very orderly fashion,” Tabarez said. “I don’t think some of the players played as well as they can.”Egypt, which had zero corner kicks in the match, has yet to win a World Cup game. It managed two draws at the 1990 tournament and lost its only match in 1934.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours CURSE IS OVERFrom 1970 until Friday, Uruguay had lost three games and drawn another three in its opening World Cup games. Tabarez called it “secondary statistics.”Tabarez is leading Uruguay into a fourth World Cup after a first trip in 1990. That was followed by appearances in 2010 and 2014.Despite the winless streak, a team coached by Tabarez has always made it out of the group stage, including a semifinal appearance in South Africa eight years ago. In 1970, Uruguay also reached the semifinals.“This is football, in our history of football,” Tabarez said. “We’ve broken the spell.”RAMADAN FACTORFriday’s game was played a day after the end of Ramadan, the holy month that requires Muslims to fast and refrain from drinking or eating from sunrise to sunset. Cuper didn’t use it as an excuse.“During this period, all the players observed Ramadan,” Cuper said. “During the preparations (for the World Cup), we did everything possible to deal with the fasting. The Egyptian players are used to it. It’s not an excuse for the result of today’s match.”last_img read more

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Ancajas will be at ringside for Rungvisai-Diaz ONE bout

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sor Rungvisai (46-4-1, 41 KOs) is heavily favored to successfully defend his WBC belt against Iran Diaz of Mexico.Two Filipinos are also scheduled to fight with strawweight Robin Catalan taking on Hayato Suzuki of Japan and Ramon Gonzales facing Dodi Mardan of Indonesia in the flyweight division.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kyrie Irving on flat-Earth comments: ‘I’m sorry’ PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas will be in attendance when ONE Championship holds its inaugural boxing match featuring Thai champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in the main event of ONE: Kingdom of Heroes on Saturday at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.Ancajas, the reigning IBF super flyweight champion is coming off a split draw against Alejandro Santiago of Mexico at Oracle Arena in Oakland, has been vocal in his intention to arrange a showdown with Sor Rungvisai.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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Ateneo steadies 2nd-set wobble to soar past Iriga

first_imgSports 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 LATEST STORIES Vannesa Gangler and the Lady Eagles spread their wings against Iriga-Navy. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAteneo-Motolite steadied itself in the second set to cruise past Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 29-27, 25-14, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.After yielding the first set to the Lady Eagles, the winless Lady Oragons made a surprise attack in the second set, leading by as many as 19-7 mainly through its underrated players like Nene Bautista, Joanne Bunag and Grazielle Bombita.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I really enjoy playing from the bench, it’s much harder than being a starter,” said Gaston, who is coming from a stint in beach volleyball in the UAAP.It was third win in four outings for Ateneo while Iriga dropped to 0-6.Later, PetroGazz drubbed Adamson-Akari, 25-17, 25-20, 25-13, for its fourth win in seven games.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments But Ateneo spread its wings and bounced back from that deficit by taking 17 of the next 18 points through the exploits of rookie Vanessa Gandler, Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon.Iriga still found life and fought back to take set point, 25-24, but the Lady Oragons soon fell into rash of errors to eventually yield the frame and surrender the momentum to the Lady Eagles.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“To just come back from mistakes is something we need to work on,” said Tolentino, who led Ateneo with 14 points. “We shouldn’t let a little mistake bother us. In the end, it’s not about how good you are but how you recovered from mistakes.”Ateneo sure held itself well after that shaky second set as it pounded relentlessly in the third frame mainly from the efforts of Ponggay Gaston, who scored five of her eight points when the Lady Eagles detonated a 7-0 scoring binge. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum BanKo Perlas spikers carve their own niche outside the lines Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Late block helps Nuggets beat Warriors

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Denver Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) in the final seconds during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets beat the Warriors 100-98. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER — Juancho Hernangomez’s swooping right-handed swat was precisely the right stuff to help the Denver Nuggets stay unbeaten.Turns out, this high-scoring Nuggets team can play a little defense, too.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown BARTON UPDATEBarton underwent an MRI on Sunday morning and Malone said the team will have a clearer idea how long me may be sidelined Monday.“Hopefully we’ll get some good news,” Malone said.With Barton sidelined, the Nuggets went with a rotation of Craig, Hernangomez and Trey Lyles. They combined for 19 points.SHOOTING WOESThrough three games, the Warriors are 24 of 74 from 3-point range. Curry has 16 of the made shots.“We’re just not executing,” Green said.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Phoenix on Monday night. The Warriors have 13 back-to-back games this season.Nuggets: Host Sacramento on Tuesday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game Hernangomez blocked a tying layup from behind just before the buzzer and the Nuggets held off the Golden State Warriors 100-98 on Sunday night.Trailing by 13 points in the fourth quarter, the Warriors rallied and had a chance to tie it in the closing seconds. Stephen Curry drove down the lane and passed to big man Damian Jones, who had his shot rejected by Hernangomez.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“Huge,” said Gary Harris, who finished with 28 points.The Nuggets improved to 3-0 despite missing 18 free throws, including six in the final quarter. The 3-0 start is Denver’s best since the 2009-10 squad led by Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups began 5-0. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This victory was driven by defense. Denver was sluggish on the offensive end in the second game of a back-to-back but turned up the defensive intensity. The Nuggets forced 18 turnovers.Denver has held all three teams it’s faced under 100 points.“If we defend, we can pretty much outscore everyone in this league. Defense is really our main focus this year,” Nuggets forward Torrey Craig said.That’s music to coach Michael Malone’s ears.“This is how I envision us playing. Some people may call it ugly, but a win is a win, especially against that team — the reigning champs,” Malone said. “If we continue to defend at the level we’re defending at and we get our offensive rhythm going, I think we could be a really good team.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Nikola Jokic had 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assist in his bid for a triple-double on a second straight night.No surprise, Curry hit three straight 3-pointers in a 1:11 span to lead the comeback. He finished with 30 points and had six 3-pointers to move him past Paul Pierce for sixth place on the NBA’s career list.Draymond Green had a chance to tie the game at 99-all with 9.6 seconds remaining, but his second free throw rolled out. Jamal Murray made one of two free throws on the other end to make it 100-98 and set the stage for Hernangomez, who was engulfed by teammates soon after his swat.“That was a great play by, um, Juancho, right? It was a great block by him,” Kevin Durant said. “You’ve got to give him credit. Steph made a huge play, dropped it off. Can’t ask for anything better.”Asked if he thought about pulling up for a 3-pointer, Curry responded: “No. I didn’t think about it this time. I was going downhill when I crossed court and I saw the lane wide open and realized what the score was. I liked our chances from there, but it didn’t work out that way.”Durant showed off his true colors — wearing a yellow shoe on his right foot to go with a gold, white and hint of blue one on his left. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds.Murray briefly left in the third quarter with what appeared to be a left leg ailment. The team was already missing versatile forward Will Barton, who was carted off the court Saturday with a right hip injury.TIP-INSWarriors: G Shaun Livingston sat out with a bruised left knee. “We need to have him ready for the long haul so night’s like this if he’s banged up we’ll rest him,” coach Steve Kerr explained. … Durant was given a technical foul in the third quarter for arguing a call.Nuggets: The Nuggets are 21-7 at home against the Warriors since 2003-04.last_img read more

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Durant scores 41 at MSG, Warriors beat Knicks

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in Golden State’s ruthless fourth-quarter clinic, and the Warriors beat the Knicks 128-100 on Friday night.Durant was the center of attention leading into the game and then the star of it in front of fans who hope he will consider the Knicks if he becomes a free agent this summer.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 ChrissHe’s not interested in the off-the-court stuff right now, but he loved what happened on the floor in his 10-for-13 final quarter.“It feels like when you catch every green light when you’re going somewhere,” Durant said. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Red Lions, Pirates meet again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New York led by three after three quarters before Durant and the Warriors starting hitting from all over the floor, making 19 of 26 shots — and things went so well that on a rare long-range miss by Durant, the ball bounced all the way out behind the arc to a wide-open Stephen Curry, who made the 3-pointer.Asked what changed in the fourth quarter, when Golden State outscored New York 47-16, Knicks coach David Fizdale said: “Kevin Durant.”Curry added 29 points and six 3-pointers, giving him at least five in every game this season. But on the floor where he scored a career-best 54 points in 2013, his performance seemed almost quiet because of Durant.He finished 17 of 24 from the floor, including 5 of 9 from behind the arc — where one of the misses was a one-legged attempt.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points for the Knicks, who have dropped five in a row after a season-opening victory over Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT Fizdale changed up his starting lineup, going with Hardaway, Frank Ntilikina, Noah Vonleh, Damyean Dotson and rookie Mitchell Robinson, and the group provided a 16-10 lead.But it was quickly wiped out mostly by Curry, who made his first five shots, with three of them behind the arc.Durant drew plenty of notice upon his arrival and a loud ovation when he was announced with the starting lineups. He can become a free agent after this season and Knicks fans hope he can speed up their rebuilding. A billboard urging him to come to New York popped up on a building near Madison Square Garden this week.Curry said it’s not a distraction, saying the Warriors have faced greater concerns during their run of three championships in the last four years.“The way he’s handled it, obviously letting his play speak for itself and not getting too wrapped up or involved in it, understanding we’ve got seven more months of this,” Curry said. “So we know how to keep distractions out of our locker room and just play basketball and enjoy what we do.”TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State visits the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. It’s the first time the Warriors have played the two New York teams on the same trip. … Draymond Green scored 18 points.Knicks: New York has lost the last nine meetings. … Ntilikina scored 17 points and Trey Burke, the former starting point guard, had 15.BYE, BOOGIEDeMarcus Cousins isn’t even playing for Golden State yet and he’s been ejected from a game. Kevin Durant and the Warriors had plenty of chances to celebrate during a 47-point fourth quarter.NEW YORK — If this is what Kevin Durant can do at Madison Square Garden, no wonder Knicks fans are so desperate for him to come to New York.This kind of show was worth seeing more than once a season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The volatile center was sitting in street clothes for arguing with referee Scott Foster in the first quarter.As play resumed following a timeout with 2:28 remaining in the first quarter, it was announced that Cousins had been assessed a technical foul during the break, and then subsequently ejected.Cousins is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. He took part in his first practice with the Warriors on Thursday, but there is still no timetable for his return to action.FEAR FACTORWarriors coach Steve Kerr, who has been outspoken about President Donald Trump and gun violence, was asked if was concerned for his own safety in the wake of the mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats.“A little bit, yeah,” Kerr said. “I think we should all be concerned. No matter who you are you need to be concerned, not just of the bombs, but just somebody shooting you,” adding it was a “dangerous time to be alive right now” in the U.S.Kerr’s father, Malcolm Kerr, a professor who served as president of the American University of Beirut, was shot and killed outside his office in the war-torn Lebanese capital in 1984.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Brooklyn on Sunday.Knicks: Host Brooklyn on Monday. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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Ben Mbala shows up to support La Salle but watches as former team falls

first_imgThe one-time UAAP champion added that he’s willing to play in the PBA if an opportunity arises.Mbala was almost tapped to be an emergency import for Magnolia in the Governors’ Cup after Romeo Travis suffered a hamstring injury during the Hotshots’ semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra.“I love the Philippines. Of course, I want to become an import,” said Mbala, who will travel to Cameroon to perform his duties as national team player. “That’s not even a question.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Haunted by last year’s botched shot vs Ateneo, Arvin Tolentino makes up for it big time Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The two-time UAAP MVP was in attendance when his alma mater De La Salle bowed out of the UAAP Final Four race, losing to Far Eastern University, 71-70, in a way that can only be described as soul-crushing.Mbala, however, said that the Green Archers should take the loss in stride and learn from the defeat in order to move forward in the future.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“That’s basketball, that’s part of the game,” said Mbala, who even went into the La Salle dugout at halftime, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “You can’t just learn by winning, you also learn by losing as well.”Mbala is in the Philippines for vacation after his stint Seoul Samsung Thunders in the Korean Basketball League where he averaged 23.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 13 games. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ben Mbala’s return the UAAP scene wasn’t the one he expected.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Grizzlies acquire Justin Holiday from Bulls

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Grizzlies hope Holiday — averaging 11.6 points — provides a lift. They have dropped 10 of 13 and had what general manager Chris Wallace described as an “emotionally charged” meeting following a loss to Detroit on Wednesday.Memphis has fallen from first to 10th in the Western Conference after a 12-5 start.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 ChrissWith Holiday gone, rookie Chandler Hutchison figures to play a bigger role for Chicago. Brooks is averaging 6.6 points and Selden is scoring 5.4. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Leo Austria optimistic Terrence Romeo gamble will work for Beermen ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Justin Holiday #7 of the Chicago Bulls is trapped by Wesley Iwundu #25 and Jarell Martin #2 of the Orlando Magic at United Center on December 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — The struggling Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr.Memphis also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to Chicago in the deal Thursday. The Bulls waived guard Cameron Payne in another move.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

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Rafael Nadal says ‘no pain’ after Sydney tie as Slam looms

first_imgView comments The 32-year-old had surgery on his ankle in November to remove a loose intra-articular body and only resumed training a month ago.He played the opening round at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi to start his season, where he lost to South African Kevin Anderson, and had a first round bye in Brisbane before withdrawing ahead of the second round.Asked by reporters if he considered himself a genuine title contender in Melbourne despite his injury problems, he replied: “Why not?”“You can’t predict that. Of course it would be better if I had the chance to play a full tournament in Abu Dhabi and a full tournament in Brisbane, but the big importance is I am feeling good with the ball,” he said“The only thing is that I didn’t play matches since a long time ago.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rafael Nadal of Spain speaks during a press conference at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 2, 2019. (Photo by Saeed Khan / AFP)Injury-plagued world number two Rafael Nadal insists he is healthy and in no pain after coming through an exhibition game in Sydney, just days after pulling out of the Brisbane International.The Spaniard teamed up with Canadian Milos Raonic to defeat Australians Nick Kyrgios and John Millman in the FAST4 Showdown on Monday evening — a shortened, quicker format of the game often described as the tennis equivalent of Twenty20 cricket.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Nadal will now head to Melbourne, where he was the champion in 2009, to get in as much practice as possible before the opening Grand Slam of the year begins on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadal said that he was “feeling better” after withdrawing from Brisbane, when an MRI revealed a slight strain of his left thigh, casting doubts over his fitness for next week’s Australian Open.“I did not feel the pain here,” the 17-time Grand Slam champion said. “I think it was a good start for me, a good comeback to the action in front of a fantastic crowd in Sydney.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“I really enjoyed playing here. I’m happy to be back on court and happy that I’m healthy again.”Nadal has not played a main tour event since a knee problem forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro in September. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud00:50Trending 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? China, South Korea, Iran open Asian Cup with victories Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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ONE Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Our deal is more in the lines of a real pro sport deal, like football or baseball,” Alvarez said. “The package deal is an eight-figure deal. When we brought that to the UFC to match it, they declined matching it and I had to move forward. I’m happy I did because ONE Championship is the only major promotion that I have not won and conquered the world title in. It’s history and legacy for me.”Alvarez was part of a flurry of transactions that put MMA fans on notice that ONE was intent on becoming a singular sensation. ONE obtained Demetrious Johnson, the long-reigning UFC flyweight champion better known as “Mighty Mouse,” in a trade with UFC — yes, a trade — for Ben Askren. Sage Northcutt, once hailed as a future UFC star, also signed with ONE. Meisha Tate, a former 135-pound champion in UFC and Strikeforce, has signed on as ONE’s vice president and was set to move to Singapore.ONE strengthened its roster with notable U.S.-based talent ahead of a North American television deal with Turner Sports. The three-year deal will see ONE content broadcast on Turner’s platforms including TNT, which is received by more than 90 million households in the United States, as well as streaming platform Bleacher Report Live and other Turner properties. Turner, which also broadcasts the NBA and the NCAA Tournament, is set to air 24 events in 2019 on its various outlets. B/R Live will stream ONE: Eternal Glory on Jan. 19 from Jakarta, Indonesia.That date is already familiar to MMA fans — UFC is running its debut show on ESPN-plus the same night (yet in different time zones).Johnson and Alvarez will make their ONE Championship debuts on March 31 in Japan in tournament competition.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Photo from ONE ChampionshipHow many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of ONE? Try none.OK, maybe that’s a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC’s heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I’m not the smallest guy in the organization anymore,” the 5-foot-3 Johnson said. “In America, everybody always looked at me as a child. I won’t have that issue when I’m in Asia competing.”More elite fighters could be on their way to ONE.Alvarez, who said he left on good terms with UFC and President Dana White, has suddenly become quite popular among his MMA peers.“Every fighter in town is sliding into my DMs. What’s going on? What are you being offered?” Alvarez said, laughing.Sityodtong, raised in Thailand and a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur behind ONE. He’s made a name as the most powerful MMA executive in Asia and has trained and coached in martial arts. Alvarez was wowed — and wooed — by Sityodtong’s approach toward building ONE into an American MMA juggernaut.“In three years, our goal is 100 million live viewers per event, making us as big as Super Bowl Sunday,” Sityodtong said at the press conference to introduce Alvarez.ONE has been aggressive in establishing a U.S. foothold in large part because of an influx of cash from some of the top venture capital firms in the world. Sequoia Capital and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek helped ONE secure an additional $166 million in funding in October. ONE said at the time of the announcement it had exceeded $250 million in total capital base. ONE also recently announced an exclusive partnership in Japan with TV Tokyo, one of the country’s largest national television broadcasters.ONE could quickly crush Bellator as the No. 2 promotion in the United States with a national TV deal and become a viable option for free-agent fighters — even with no scheduled events in America.Alvarez has a stout belief that the MMA promotion made in Asia can make it in America.“The fans there get it,” Alvarez said, “and it won’t be long until the American fans here get it, as well.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Try ignoring ONE Championship now.After staging shows for seven years across Asia from Myanmar to China, ONE has come out swinging in the U.S. — throwing millions at big-name free agents, signing a major cable TV deal and raising capital needed to not only keep its grip as the dominant MMA promotion of the East, but perhaps use global expansion to eventually rival UFC as the champ of the West.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’re making a serious push,” ONE fighter Eddie Alvarez said. “I don’t think it’s going to be long before you can crown them one of the top promotions in the world. They’ve done everything possible in their favor to become that.”Alvarez, a Philadelphia native, should know as well as any fighter about ONE’s commitment to becoming a major player in the U.S. fight game. “The Underground King” has fought for several MMA promotions and made his name in Bellator as a two-time lightweight champion and in UFC where he won the same title in 2016 and headlined the promotion’s first card in Madison Square Garden against Conor McGregor. The 34-year-old Alvarez became a free agent after his last fight in July 2018 and decided to explore his options outside UFC. He traveled to Singapore and met ONE founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and learned U.S. expansion plans and acquiring other name fighters were on the horizon, as well as ongoing talks that would broadcast fights in America. Alvarez was impressed, not just by ONE’s outline for the future, but in a multimillion-dollar contract offer that he says makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport. 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