Pencak silat gives PH 24th gold, 3 more bronzes

first_imgDines Dumaan won the Philippines’ 24th gold medal in tanding – men’s class A in the pencak silat competitions of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 2.The 22-year-old stopped his Indonesian foe Firman in the Finals to win the 45-50 kilogram division.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies PH squash team nets two more bronzes View comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Mastafa Fitri Masjuri of Malaysia and Muhammad Ridhwan Selamat of Singapore took home bronze in the event.Dumaan’s win capped off a successful day for the Philippine pencak silat team after Princesslyn Enopia, Rickrod Ortega, and Jefferson Rhey Loon all bagged bronze medals in their events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Placing third in the 55-60 kilogram division, Ortega came away with the bronze medal in the tanding – men’s class C.Loon, meanwhile, settled for a bronze medal in tanding – men’s class D, finishing third in the 60-65 kilogram division. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

NYC marathon winner Shalane Flanagan to try again in Boston

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Last month, Flanagan became the first American woman to win New York since 1977. No U.S. woman has won Boston since 1985. But last April, the Americans had their best finishes since then, grabbing two of the top four women’s spots and six of the top ten for men.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Rockets beat Pelicans for 10th straight win View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 File- This Nov. 5, 2017, file photo shows Shalane Flanagan of the United States posing for pictures after crossing the finish line first in the women’s division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race. The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men’s side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)BOSTON — Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race.The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men’s side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cameron embraces groundbreaking role with Sporting KC

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Cameron’s new job with Sporting — she started last month — comes as women are taking on greater roles in pro soccer in the United States and abroad. And not just with women’s teams.Two women — Kathy Carter and former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo — are among the eight candidates running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Only four countries — Liberia, Turks and Caicos, Burundi, and Sierra Leone — have ever elected a woman to head their soccer federation.Chan Yuen-ting became the first female coach to lead a men’s team to a title in a top-flight league in 2016 when she guided Eastern Sports Club to the Hong Kong Premier League championship.Corinne Diacre served as manager (coach) of a second-division French men’s team, Clermont Foot, for several years until becoming head coach of the French women’s national team in the run-up to the 2019 Women’s World Cup.And last year the Bundesliga’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female referee in a top-flight European league. There were a record seven female officials at the men’s under-17 World Cup in India last year.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Towns’ near triple-double pushes Wolves past Knicks Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carter, who is on leave from her position as president of Major League Soccer’s marketing subsidiary, Soccer United Marketing, had high praise for Cameron. Carter noted that there aren’t all that many women in the sport’s boardrooms, but they’re even rarer on the technical side of the sport.“I think Meghan is going to get out there and build on uncharted territory, but I think she’s up to the task,” Carter said.Cameron’s current job has been the culmination of a life in soccer. Cameron was a standout at Rutgers — Vermes is also an alum — and was on the 2002 Scarlet Knights team that reached the Sweet 16.“I played soccer since I was 3, so it’s always been a passion of mine. It’s been kind of a piece of who I am. I played soccer at Rutgers but unfortunately my career was cut short and I only got to play three seasons because of injury,” she said. “So at that time I kind of reevaluated and thought, there’s a different way for the sport to be a part of me, and that was working in the front office.”She worked for eight years as senior manager in player relations in the MLS league offices. Her job was to help teams manage rosters and budgets, while also approving player acquisitions and trades. But she also had a hand in non-financial duties, like youth coaching initiatives and the league’s Rookie Symposium.“For a long time I’ve been the only female in the room. And it has never been an issue for me. I’ve had the respect of everyone around me, and I respect them. I think as long as you can handle yourself, and it doesn’t matter that you’re female, you’ll get the respect that you deserve,” she said. “As more women move through the ranks and into positions like coaches, it won’t be, ‘Oh, they’ve got a female coach,’ it will be, ‘Oh, they’ve got a new coach.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Her role will move into another uncharted area for a woman in MLS: She’ll evaluate prospective players for Vermes, as well as for the Swope Park Rangers and the organization’s academy.“Peter Vermes just called me,” the longtime MLS front office executive said about her new job’s genesis. “Obviously it’s humbling to be the first. But for me it doesn’t matter if I’m the first or the last or the 101st. Peter called me to do a job, it wasn’t because I’m a female. He knew what I could bring to the table. I do hope this opens the doors for others moving on, but I don’t consider myself a trailblazer. I’m just doing a job.”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 folkLike all coaches, Cameron said Vermes has specific ideas about player characteristics and qualities. Cameron will be working with Director of Player Personnel Brian Bliss.“The plan is that I’ll be learning what it is in each position that they’re looking for in players so that I can assist in the scouting side as well,” she said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Meghan Cameron, Sporting Kansas City’s assistant director of player personnel, poses for a photograph at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Cameron is settling into her job at Sporting, the first woman to manage player contracts, salary budget, and acquisitions for a Major League Soccer team. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Meghan Cameron didn’t go out looking to break barriers. Instead, Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes came to her.Cameron is settling into her job as assistant director of player personnel with Sporting, the first woman to manage player contracts, salary budget, and acquisitions for a Major League Soccer team.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Simmons’ triple-double helps 76ers top Bulls

first_imgPhiladelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25), left, moves around Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) during the second half on an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 115-101. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)PHILADELPHIA — Ben Simmons had 19 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists for his fifth triple-double of the season to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.Dario Saric added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Joel Embiid had 22 points for the 76ers, who have won seven of 10.ADVERTISEMENT Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Zach LaVine had 21 for the Bulls.Philadelphia played without guards JJ Redick (left leg), T.J. McConnell (personal) and Jerryd Bayless (left wrist), but Simmons picked up the slack.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 folkThe rookie was just two assists away from a triple-double in the first half when he helped the 76ers to a 55-41 halftime lead with 11 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. His slam dunk with 7:40 left in the third quarter was part of a dominating period for Philadelphia.Embiid’s 3-pointer with 4:23 left in the third stretched the 76ers’ lead to 25 points at 79-54. Embiid, who last week was named an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference, threw his hands up to get an already excited Philadelphia sports crowd even more revved up. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Philadelphia has had difficulty protecting late leads this season and blew a 15-point second-half advantage in Monday’s 105-101 loss at Memphis, but the 25-point cushion was more than enough for the hot-shooting 76ers.Philadelphia made 16 3-pointers, finishing 16 for 32.The Bulls, who began play five games behind the eighth-place 76ers in the East, have been playing better basketball of late. But Chicago still could have been reeling from Monday’s 132-128 double-overtime loss to New Orleans in which the Bulls blew an 18-point fourth-quarter lead.Chicago did get some good news before the game as Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen were selected by the league’s assistant coaches to the Rising Stars game, which features first- and second-year players and will be played on Feb. 16. Dunn will play on the U.S. team while Markkanen will compete for the World squad.Embiid, Simmons and Saric will team with Markkanen on the World team in the Rising Stars game.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bulls: Ryan Arcidiacono, who played college ball at nearby Villanova, received a loud cheer when he entered with 3:13 left in the first quarter. … Dunn (concussion) missed his third straight game.76ers: Former Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels got a standing ovation when he was introduced in the second quarter. … Former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield and NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris sat a few seats from each other courtside. .. With Philadelphia set to play the Patriots next week in the Super Bowl, the crowd erupted in several E-A-G-L-E-S! chants during the game.UP NEXTBulls: Host the Lakers on Friday night.76ers: Begin four-game road trip at San Antonio Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Martinez gains slot to PyeongChang Winter Olympics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return02:08‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “But that’s fine, because that has always been there,” he said. “That was there during slavery. Nat Turner comes and says, ‘Hey, let’s run away. Let’s get some guns. Let’s get some machetes, and let’s fight for our freedom.’ And you always have someone say, ‘You kidding me?’”Dominique Wilkins, an NBA Hall of Famer known as the “Human Highlight Film” for his thunderous, acrobatic dunks during the 1980s and ‘90s, believes social media have amplified athletes’ voices — and the Twitter-less past did not offer sports stars the soap boxes they have now.“We didn’t have a platform because it wasn’t that type of media around,” Wilkins said. “You had the normal, everyday media, but you didn’t have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, you didn’t have any of that.”Wilkins, 58, said people are completely off base when they say his generation didn’t do anything or care about what was happening in their communities and in the world.“We grew up in a different era. We were born in the civil rights era. I remember when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated,” said Wilkins, an NBA analyst for Atlanta Hawks games for Fox SportsSouth. “People who say we didn’t care don’t know what they’re talking about. … We cared. We were a part of it, so we cared.“Our parents lived it. Our grandparents lived it. How can we not care?”The activism of the time was different, said sports historian Victoria Jackson, who works in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.Behind the scenes, superstar athletes worked in their communities and with schools — without making their activities known or asking for publicity for their time. Millions of dollars went to schools like historically black colleges and universities — as well as other deserving charities including social justice charities — without public acknowledgment, Jackson said.“While we might have seen a decline in athletes voicing strong opinions publicly about systemic racism, police brutality, criminal justice and education and residential and workplace reform, and perhaps the growth of endorsements contributed to this, I would suspect — if we did a little digging — we’d find countless stories of athletes doing work in the space of social justice and that this is the constant theme in the long historical arc,” she said.There were some who spoke loudly. A dashiki-wearing point guard Craig Hodges, Jordan’s teammate on the Chicago Bulls, presented then-President George H. W. Bush with a letter in 1991, urging more concern for African-Americans during one of the Bulls’ championship trips to the White House. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nash, Kidd among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this March 15, 1996, file photo, Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf stands with his teammates and prays during the national anthem before the game with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. During the 1995-96 season, Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. He was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.Who didn’t want to be like Mike?ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments But those fortunate black athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods did not, for the most part, use their celebrity to speak out. Most were silent on issues like the crack epidemic, apartheid in South Africa, the racial tensions exposed by the O.J. Simpson trial and the police brutality that set off the Rodney King riots.Of course, there were exceptions — more, perhaps, than are generally remembered. And the times and the media of those times did not necessarily lend themselves to protest. But while Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali once stood up— and more recently, Colin Kaepernick , Lebron James, Serena Williams and others would not back down — black athletes of the ’80s and ’90s were known mostly for playing games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It seems to me that we need to rethink how we define ‘activism’ since black athletes certainly were involved in various social causes during that era. Anecdotally, I think about them donating to various scholarship funds and participating in ’say no to drugs” campaigns,’” said Johnny Smith, who is the Julius C. “Bud” Shaw Professor of Sports, Society, and Technology at Georgia Tech. “That’s certainly a form of activism. However, on the whole, the most prominent black male athletes were not confrontational or outspoken.”When Harvey Gantt took on conservative Republican Sen. Jesse Helms in 1990, Jordan — the undisputed superstar athlete of his time — refused to support the black Democrat in his native North Carolina, reportedly saying Republicans buy shoes, too. It took until 2016 for Jordan to finally speak out strongly on a social issue by condemning the killing of black men at the hands of police, writing in a column published by The Undefeated website.Woods said this week that throughout America’s history, blacks have struggled.“A lot of different races have had struggles, and obviously the African Americans here in this country have had their share of struggles,” Woods said. “Obviously has it gotten better, yes, but I still think there’s room for more improvement.”The mold of the public activist — the person who is willing to lead but also willing to lose everything for a cause — doesn’t fit everyone, said Harry Edwards, a scholar of race and sports who has worked as a consultant for several U.S. pro teams.Some guys are fine “picking up a paycheck” because they don’t want to be bothered, Edwards said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES During the 1995-96 season, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. Abdul-Rauf was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29.Those protests, some say, may not represent the most radical actions of black athletes of the time, which were in the boardrooms, not on the streets.Jordan built a brand that turned him into a Nike powerhouse, where he brought African-American businessmen and women up the ladder with him, before becoming the first black sports billionaire with his NBA team ownership of the Charlotte Hornets.Magic Johnson, in addition to building a business empire, spoke out passionately about the HIV/AIDS crisis after contracting the disease. The NFL’s Man of the Year award was long named for Walter Payton, who pushed organ donation into the public limelight in his native Chicago and around the country through his foundation while advocating for minority ownership in professional football.Mike Glenn, a 10-year NBA veteran who played from 1977-87 and member of the National Basketball Retired Players Association board of directors, believes how those first black millionaires went about their business helped build the foundation that allows athletes to speak out today.“I think all of them were aware of backlash,” said Glenn, a collector of documents on African American history and culture . “They were aware that if you say certain things it may hurt your brand, or may hurt your ability to do things or that maybe even the league would take a different look at you. I think it was an insecurity of their position regardless of how much success they had.”Jordan and other iconic athletes of that period established the power of individual sports brands, a transitional platform Glenn believes athletes benefit from today.“LeBron has took what Michael had,” Glenn said, “and taken it a step further.”last_img read more

Pacres redeems self in UST win over Adamson

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Taking up the role of the injured rookie Milena Alessandrini, Pacres showed once more that she is a reliable force for the Golden Tigresses.Pacres finished with 13 points, almost double than what she averaged in her last three games, helping the Golden Tigresses sweep of Adamson University, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I had to step up and I was really frustrated the past few days because I really can’t bring my game back,” said Pacres in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Then, the coaches worked me out because that’s the one thing I don’t do every morning.”“I really waited for my play to return because I’ve been playing really badly and I felt that I wasn’t making a proper contribution.” 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rondina, UST take motivation from Adamson coach Padda Pacres was averaging only 6.7 points a game coming into the game as she struggled to find her niche since Alessandrini, who is recovering from an injury on her right shoulder, became the team’s immediate second option behind Cherry Rondina.The fun-loving Pacres said she reminded herself constantly that she will be able to bounce back and prove that she is a big help for UST.“Coach (Kung Fu Reyes) was always grilling me because I wasn’t playing that well and I’m one of the key players but I failed tom make an impact,” said Pacres. “I would just tell myself that I will be back.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Dimdim Pacres finally got her shot at redemption for University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View commentslast_img read more

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

first_imgMOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer PSG’s Neymar has broken right foot and sprained ankle “Farewell! Bye bye! Gamsahamnida!” volunteers using the Korean word for “thank you” shouted to departing buses in Gangneung, the coastal city near Pyeongchang where many events were held.Workers yanked down paper signs by the hundreds and busloads of Olympians, journalists and support workers rolled toward train stations and highways Monday in the aftermath of a Winter Games that was as political as it was athletic.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 folkInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach echoed that sentiment in the closing ceremony Sunday night, saying that the centerpiece political event of the games — a joint Koreas team marching together and, in some cases, competing together was a beacon for a troubled world.“With your joint march you have shared your faith in a peaceful future with all of us,” Bach said. “You have shown our sport brings people together in our very fragile world. You have shown how sport builds bridges.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Korean women’s hockey team did that for sure.Thrown together a just few weeks before the games, players from North and South were thrust together to make a go of it. With the help of their Canadian coach, they came together as a competent, if not particularly effective, team that captured the attention of many Olympics watchers.Along the way, they developed what they uniformly say was camaraderie, and even great affection. On Monday morning, at the athletes’ village, they said their goodbyes with tears and extended hands.“I feel really strange,” said South Korean hockey player Choi Ji-yeon. “I told them to take care and not get sick and meet again later.”She added: “If they were people whom we can continue to keep in touch and meet again, then I would feel better, but I might never be able to meet them again.”ADVERTISEMENT Their governmental counterparts were showing signs of communication as well. The detente achieved through the Olympic connections between North and South Korea fits the longtime goals of the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, who has advocated engagement with Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang regime.That happened at the opening and closing ceremonies, both with U.S. representatives looking on from nearby — Vice President Mike Pence for the opening, first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump for the closing Sunday night.U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, a patron of South Korea and a loud opponent of the North’s nuclear program, is watching the contacts closely, particularly after South Korea’s presidential office said during the closing ceremony that the North was willing to hold talks with the United States.Washington viewed that development warily. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, with Ivanka Trump on her South Korea Olympic trip, issued a written statement to that effect after the closing ceremony.“We will see if Pyongyang’s message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization,” she said. “In the meantime, the United States and the world must continue to make clear that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs are a dead end.”North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, known for its invective toward the United States and the Seoul government, has been playing it low key when it comes to these Olympics. On Monday, it issued a synopsis of the games that was notable for its anodyne tone.“When the players of the north and south of Korea participating in the 23rd Winter Olympics and other players and agents of different countries and region from across the world entered the stadium, the spectators welcomed them with applause,” it practically whispered.Contrast that with this dispatch hours earlier about the United States: “We will never have face-to-face talks with them even after 100 years or 200 years. This is neither an empty talk nor any threat. The U.S. will have to pay dearly for stupid and wild vituperation.”Twelve hours later, news of its willingness to talk emerged from Seoul.North Korea’s delegation to the games, including more than 200 cheerleaders whose perfect synchronicity made for some of the Olympics’ most popular visuals, returned over land in buses to the North on Monday. A North Korean women’s hockey team player hugs her South Korean teammates, wearing white coats, before returning to North Korea, at Olympic Village in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.Seven years after a successful Olympic bid that changed its people and its landscape forever, Pyeongchang exhaled.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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The group — whose members experienced more of the world this month than many of their fellow North Koreans do in a lifetime — also included 45 athletes, four Olympic officials and 21 journalists.As for the Olympics and the attention and people they bring to this relatively remote plateau of northeastern South Korea, it’s not quite finished yet. The Paralympic Games, held immediately after the Olympics using the same facilities, will be staged from March 9 to 18, albeit with a lower profile and attendance.But for a few days, at least, with traffic cones down and most Olympic checkpoints removed, Pyeongchang can take a breather as the eyes of the world shift somewhere else.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Stephens, Venus advance to Miami Open quarterfinals

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Venus Williams reacts after defeating Johanna Konta of Germany 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Sloane Stephens’ loudest fan kept shouting advice and encouragement from the upper deck Monday, perhaps providing the nudge she needed to shake a post-U.S. Open slump.Stephens earned her biggest victory since winning last year’s Open, beating No. 3-ranked Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-4 Monday to reach the quarterfinals at the Miami Open.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism History made as PH Azkals advance to 2019 AFC Asian Cup after beating Tajiks Alexander Zverev stopped David Ferrer 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Frances Tiafoe led Tomas Berdych 6-7 (2), 6-2, 5-4 before the match was suspended at 2:13 a.m. because of rain.The winner will play Kevin Anderson later on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’m not bad at playing tennis,” the 37-year-old Williams said, “so why not keep going?”Victoria Azarenka, another three-time champion, swept 2012 champ Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2.Stephens claimed her first major title in New York in September and is ranked 12th, but she arrived at Key Biscayne with a record of only 3-4 this year.“After winning a Grand Slam, it’s not easy to come back right out and keep playing,” Stephens said. “I was so excited after winning the U.S. Open, I was living my life to the fullest. Now I’m back to my day job. It’s a little bit difficult. It takes a little bit of confidence and a lot of hard work.”On the men’s side, qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis lost in the follow-up to his upset of Roger Federer in the second round. Fernando Verdasco rallied from two mini-breaks down in the decisive tiebreaker and beat Kokkinakis 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).ADVERTISEMENT “Keep it in the court, girl — that’s all you’ve got to do!” the spectator hollered, and Stephens did. During a post-match on-court interview, Stephens thanked the fan, who has attended her past two matches.“I have no idea who that is,” she said later. “Day before yesterday was the first time I’d ever seen him. But it’s entertaining. Obviously he knows tennis — he was shouting all the right things.”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 crownThe fan might have picked a good time to jump on the Stephens bandwagon. She’ll next face Angelique Kerber with a shot at reaching the Miami Open semifinals for the first time.Also advancing was three-time champion Venus Williams, who came from behind for the second day in a row and beat defending champion Johanna Konta 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. The victory was Williams’ 64th on Key Biscayne.center_img LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kerber advanced by rallying past qualifier Yafan Wang 6-7 (1), 7-6 (5), 6-3.Stephens won with typically dogged defense, and by attacking Muguruza’s weak second serve. The Spaniard has been battling a slump herself, falling to 8-6 in 2018.“I missed too many shots, a couple of mistakes I shouldn’t have done in important moments,” said Muguruza, the 2017 Wimbledon champion. “My serve in general could be better. It was not a big difference, but in the end a few details went to her side.”Stephens started the year by losing her opening match in consecutive tournaments, including the Australian Open. She then spent more than a month away from the tour, but said she was no longer celebrating her U.S. Open title.“After Australia I really took time to get myself together,” she said. “If you put in the work, you’re able to get results.”More than one fan is applauding her success at the Miami Open, the hometown tournament for Stephens, a South Florida native.Next year the event will move 18 miles north to the Miami Dolphins stadium. Stephens, who first came to Key Biscayne for juniors matches more than a decade ago, said she is sad about the switch — and not just because of tennis memories.“I’ll miss Sir Pizza,” she said. “I’ve been going there since I was 12. The same people still work there, and it’s such a gem. I’m definitely going to miss that place.”Other winners included American Danielle Collins defeating Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Jelena Ostapenko topping Petra Kvitova 7-6 (4), 6-3.Denis Shapovalov edged Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 and Nick Kyrgios defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Fajardo, Romeo, Ravena banner Visayas All-Stars

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo leads Visayas all-stars. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team mainstays June Mar Fajardo, Terrence Romeo, and Kiefer Ravena won’t be donning the national team colors in the third leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week but will hoist the flag for the Visayas All-Stars in Ilo-ilo on May 27.The trio will be at the forefront of the battle and they are joined by Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter and two-time PBA MVP James Yap of Rain or Shine in the first five.ADVERTISEMENT Abueva teams up with Ginebra studs for Luzon All-Stars Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Also earning a spot as a reserve in the Visayas selection are Chris Ross, Jeff Chan, JR Quiñahan, Joe Devance, Jericho Cruz, Asi Taulava, and Emman Monfort.Magnolia coach Chito Victolero is tasked to handle the squad.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 crownThey will face the Gilas Pilipinas squad in the final leg of the three-part midseason extravaganza to prepare the Nationals for the third window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.Leading Gilas in the tiff will be Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, and captain Gabe Norwood. 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Also representing the national team in the exhibition game are Troy Rosario, Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Jio Jalalon.The three-part All-Star Week tips off in Digos, Davao de Sur on May 23, before going to Batangas City on May 25.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

first_imgAt 19 years and 183 days, Mbappe became the youngest scorer in France’s World Cup history.With two wins from two matches in Group C, France is through to the next round with a match to spare while Peru has been eliminated.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 crownFrance coach Didier Deschamps made a pair of tactical adjustments after an underwhelming performance in the team’s opening win over Australia. He put Blaise Matuidi and Olivier Giroud in the starting lineup but kept his same 4-3-2-1 formation with Giroud out front.Both used their speed and passing to expose gaps in Peru’s backline. Paolo Guerrero started for Peru after coming off the bench in the opening loss to Denmark. He came out with energy, but he cooled down after receiving a yellow card in the 23rd minute.Guerrero nearly missed the World Cup before having his doping ban lifted by a Swiss judge prior to the tournament. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was one of three opposing captains, along with Australia’s Mile Jedinak and Denmark’s Simon Kjaer, who signed a letter to FIFA supporting the lifting of the ban.Guerrero had one of Peru’s best chances in the 87th minute from a free kick, but his attempt went right at Lloris.After getting very little out of the three-prong attack of Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in their opening win, the French trio was active in Yekaterinburg.Griezmann had a pair of opportunities stopped within the first 15 minutes, with Mbappe and Dembele consistently getting past Peru’s defense to set up scoring chances.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments France’s Blaise Matuidi, right holds up France’s Kylian Mbappe’s hand as they celebrate after Mbappe scored the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Kylian Mbappe’s first World Cup goal put France into the round of 16.The teenage forward tapped in a ball headed toward goal in the 34th minute to give France a 1-0 victory over Peru on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina But it was midfielder Paul Pogba who opened things up for Mbappe’s goal. Pogba beat his defender and found Giroud with a perfect pass. Giroud then chipped it for Mbappe to easily tap it past goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.Energized by the tens of thousands of Peruvian fans, the South Americans tried to match Les Bleus’ intensity early but were outshot 12-10 with only two of Peru’s chances on target, with two others blocked.GROUP DYNAMICSBoth teams play their final group stage matches on Tuesday. Peru will face Australia in Sochi while France takes on Denmark in Moscow.KEY TO SUCCESSDeschamps got a boost from Giroud and Matuidi in the match against Australia and wisely made the move to start them against Peru. The chemistry they found as substitutes carried over and it sharpened France’s attack.Peru again showed why it is one of the most fun teams to watch at this year’s World Cup, using creativity to open spaces for scoring opportunities. But that constant motion ate up a lot of energy and hurt their control as the match progressed.100TH APPEARANCEThursday marked the 100th international appearance for Lloris. The 31-year-old keeper first played for France’s national team in 2008 and has been a fixture ever since.He also now has made 76 appearances wearing the captain’s armband. MOST READ 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more