Lee-Yamaguchi rematch, Askren last fight headline ONE card in Singapore

first_imgView comments Winning start Angela Lee celebrates after stopping Jenny Huang in the third round to defend her atomweight title in the main event of ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom on March 11, 2017 in Thailand. Photo from ONE Championship’s Facebook pageWorld champions Angela Lee and Ben Askren defend their titles in the main offering of the ONE: Immortal Pursuit fight card in Singapore on November 24.Hometown bet Lee stakes her undefeated record and ONE Women’s Atomweight belt in a rematch against Japanese martial arts veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi in the main event of the promotion’s return to Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Castro admits De Ocampo irreplaceable LATEST STORIES Askren, meanwhile, eyes the perfect end to his career as he battles Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in the co-main event.“This is going to be the biggest event we have ever put together for martial arts fans in Singapore and around the world,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogOther fights in the card have not yet been announced. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settledcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled 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 Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’last_img read more

Brazil is in; Argentina still fighting for a World Cup spot

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide With two matches to play, Uruguay and Colombia are in the best shape to join Brazil at the World Cup. The biggest shock could be two-time champion Argentina, which will battle for a spot against Peru, Chile, Paraguay and Ecuador. Bolivia and Venezuela have been eliminated.Argentina, the runner-up three years ago in Brazil, has not missed a World Cup since 1970.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHere’s a look at the countries and matches set for Thursday and next Tuesday.ARGENTINA Argentina and Peru play Thursday at Boca Juniors’ La Bombonera stadium, among the world’s most hostile venues for visiting teams. It’s the first World Cup qualifier there in 20 years.Both countries have 24 points, and a victory by either would be a giant step toward qualifying. A slip, andArgentina will have to win the final match in Quito, Ecuador, where the altitude of 2,850 meters (9,350 feet) is a burden for visiting teams.Peru, coached by Argentine Ricardo Gareca, is at home to Colombia in its final game.Argentina will be without Sergio Aguero for both matches after he fractured ribs in a car accident last week. New coach Jorge Sampaoli has been unable to lift the team, which has drawn its last two matches, against Uruguay (0-0) and Venezuela (1-1).URUGUAYADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson What ban? Chinese in thrall to ‘goddess’ Sharapova It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES BRAZILBrazil is already in, and will surely test reserves in Thursday’s match in the thin air of La Paz. Look for the regulars to face Chile next week in Sao Paulo.Brazil coach Tite is undefeated in 10 qualifying games, and has won nine of them.THE RESTParaguay with 21 points, and Ecuador with 20, will need to win their final two matches and get help from others to have any chance. Bolivia and Venezuela are out.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody MOST READcenter_img Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees Uruguay is in great shape. It has 27 points and second place in the standings, 10 points behind Brazil. The team finishes qualifying at Venezuela, and at home against Bolivia — the two countries that are already eliminated.Depending on other results, a draw at Venezuela on Thursday might be enough to guarantee Uruguay a place in its third straight World Cup.COLOMBIAColombia has 26 points and beating Paraguay in the coastal city of Barranquilla could be enough to secure a place at its second straight World Cup. That would also eliminate long-shot Paraguay.“We’re fired up, but relaxed, knowing that this group can win the match and bring happiness to Colombia,” defender Davinson Sanchez said.CHILEThe two-time defending Copa America champion has only 23 points and is teetering on the edge. Chile is home against Ecuador on Thursday, and then must beat Brazil next week in Sao Paulo.Chile has lost its last two matches, against Paraguay and Bolivia, an indication of the state of play.PERUPeru has 24 points and has won three games straight to get back into contention. After the match in Buenos Aires, it finishes at home with Colombia.“We’re going to arrive at that final game in great shape,” Argentina-born coach Ricardo Gareca said. “We’ve got this far with our determination.”Peru last reached the World Cup in 1982 in Spain. Brazil’s Casemiro(L), Neymar(C) and Thiago Silva attend a training session at the Granja Comary sports complex in Teresopolis, about 90 km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 3, 2017 ahead of their World Cup qualifier matches against Bolivia and Chile. / AFP PHOTO / Mauro PIMENTELRIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is in, and over the next week three more South American countries will join the five-time champions at the World Cup in Russia.The fifth-place team from the region will also keep its chances alive, facing a playoff next month against New Zealand. That winner will also advance.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals series

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the second year, Ginebra and Meralco meet anew in what promises to be a slam-bang clash for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup championship.Last time these two met, fans were treated to six tightly-contested affairs–which were settled by five points or less and which ended in an Justin Brownlee’s buzzer-beater three that gave Ginebra the crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA year after, the Bolts and the Kings— with same faces and new additions in their line ups—are ready for war again and it would be interesting to see how different things turn out this time.Here are INQUIRER’s keys to victory for this best-of-seven series. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coaching chess matchIt’s easy to assume that series going down as offense-versus-defense, given the Gin Kings’ high-octane style against the Bolts’ grindhouse system.After all, Ginebra’s been averaging 103.7 points per game versus Meralco’s 98.19, but the Bolts are only allowing opponents to 89.8 markers per outing against the Gin Kings’ 98.8.But looking past that gives us a meeting of the minds as two of the most decorated and highly respected mentors in the league today engage in a coaching chess match.Tim Cone, seeking for ring no. 20, and Norman Black, who’s in search for his ninth title, square off anew for only the second time in the championship stage, with the first, of course, being last year’s duel.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Pasaol reminds Pumaren of ‘joyous’ PBA great Meneses OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments It’s going to be a battle of adjustments and creativity with both coaches known to stick to a system. With both sides evenly matched, Cone and Black would have to figure out a way to gain the slightest advantage in what promises to be a series to go the distance.Great wall of GinebraAs if Ginebra’s small-ball tactic last season wasn’t dangerous enough, Cone unearthed a scheme opposite of that with the return of Greg Slaughter.With the Cebuano giant back in the fray, the Gin Kings have toyed with their roster and at times, unleashed a killer frontcourt five with a guard joining Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Justin Brownlee, and Joe Devance on the hard court.It shouldn’t come as a surprise, too, that Ginebra is second in the league in rebounds with 55.19 boards per game and first in blocks with 7.75 rejections per outing.Expect the Gin Kings to make the most of their strength and pound the ball down low.Bombs away BoltsHow do you counter that size advantage? Meralco’s way is drawing those bigs to the outside.The Bolts have capitalized on the power of the three-ball, topping the league with their 37-percent clip, much to Black’s delight.Baser Amer, Jared Dillinger, and Reynel Hugnatan have been fearless in hoisting those long balls, but Meralco’s arsenal just got deeper with the additions of Ranidel de Ocampo, Garvo Lanete, and Mike Tolomia, all of whom are ready to light it up once their hands wax hot. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ And with Game 1 set at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena, as well as Games 5, 6, and 7, if necessary, scheduled at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, expect the troves of ka-barangays to come out and support their team.However, Meralco import Allen Durham shared that after his team’s runner-up finish last year, the Bolts are more than ready to tune that noise out.“The crowd is not going to be a factor,” he confidently said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Now the biggest challenge for the Bolts is consistency in making their shots.All the small thingsWhat makes Ginebra’s league second-best offense work is its efficiency on the floor with its 46.10-percent shooting.Going 50.25-percent from two and 34.87-percent from three, the Gin Kings have been making the most of their shots.But with a series likely to decided on a couple of points, every basket matters, and that’s Ginebra’s achilles heel. The Gin Kings are the league’s worst free throw shooting team, going 64.29-percent from the charity stripe despite hoisting a league-high 434 free throw attempts.Meralco, on the other hand, have been diligent in capitalizing on those free points, going 73.02-percent from the 15-foot line to pair with its 44.68-percent field goal shooting.While a freethrow may just be a point, in a series expected to be down the wire at all times, these small things matter the most for each team.The sixth manIt’s been well-documented how the raucous crowd influence Ginebra games in the past.The Gin Kings have admitted how the audience have helped them get out of danger, while players from the other side also bared being a bit rattled by the rowdy crowd. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Can we call it a rivalry now?ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kings shoot for 3-0 cushion

first_imgMeralco tries to ward off a blackout Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Only six of 36 teams that have fallen 0-2 behind in a title series have won the crown.“Most of the teams down 0-2 have not won the championship,” Black admitted after an 86-76 loss Sunday night. “But we saw a team 0-3 down to win the championship. Until they (Gin Kings) win that fourth game, we will go out there fighting.”The key for Ginebra thus far in the series is being able to hold down Allen Durham from dominating, with LA Tenorio playing brilliantly in holding the Kings together offensively and coming up with big shots of his own.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES MOST READ Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA Barangay Ginebra side that has momentum in the PBA Governors’ Cup title series tries to more or less put Meralco away when Game 3 gets off the ground Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After winning the first two games in contrasting styles, the Gin Kings take the floor at 7 p.m. looking to sound the death knell on the hard-fighting Bolts and move closer to becoming just the fourth team to retain the season-ending championship.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 View comments “We still have a lot of work to do. We won two straight games and it only shows that they (Bolts) can also win two straight and tie this thing up,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said.“They still have a lot of punches to throw at us,” Cone said. “I think that extra [rest] day is valuable for the teams. They (Bolts) got the chance to refresh and come out and play a lot better and a lot harder.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeralco actually played a lot better and as hard as it could in Game 2, leading by six going into the final six minutes before sputtering with just a free throw to show the rest of the way.Coach Norman Black has been pleased with the effort, but falling 0-2 behind against such a formidable opponent certainly puts them in a very uncomfortable place as the Bolts face a one-miss-you-die situation from hereon. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Tighter race to quarterfinals

first_img“Arinze controlled the paint and it was a good team effort on our part,” said Meralco coach Norman Black of his import who scored 14 points and grabbed 23 rebounds.“We came into this game knowing it’s going to be tough and our defense was exceptional tonight,” added Black after Meralco won a fourth straight game and rose to 7-2, now tied for second with its victim.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 crownIn the nightcap, Barangay Ginebra improved its chances of making the eight-team quarterfinals after routing Magnolia, 104-84.The Gin Kings raised their record to 3-5 while the Hotshots, along with idle Columbian Dyip, remained a full game ahead at 4-5. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ PBA IMAGESArinze Onuaku can make a huge impact even without asserting himself in offense.The burly Meralco import dominated again inside the paint, giving his teammates room to operate as the Bolts snapped Alaska’s seven-game winning streak with an 89-74 victory on Sunday that tightened the top-two race in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Crippled Ceres extends lead 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ The Bolts shot the lights out in the third quarter with Jared Dilinger and Chris Newsome pushing up the pace to break free from the headstrong Aces.Newsome sparked the Merlaco run by squeezing his way in the lane before executing a one-hand jam over the much taller Antonio Campbell.Even Ranidel De Ocampo and versatile guard Baser Amer got into the scoring act that saw the Bolts build an 18-point advantage going into the final canto.With the Alaska loss, Rain or Shine was left alone on top at8-1 and the Bolts will have advantage in the tiebreak for No. 2 if they end up tied with the Aces after the eliminations.“We’re not there yet,” said Black. “We still have two more games, and we still control our fate. Again, we have to play our best in these games if we want to get that twice-to-beat.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew So efficient was the Meralco defense that Alaska gunner Vic Manuel was forced out of his comfort zone and struggled for his 22 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Apinan helps Makati rally past Manila

first_imgANTIPOLO—Jeckster Apinan banked in a layup with three seconds remaining to lift Makati to a pulsating 99-97 victory over Manila-Robust Energy Capsule Thursday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at Ynares Center.Getting a nifty feed from Ced Ablaza, Apinan scored the game winner over the outstretched arms of former Jose Rizal U teammate Marvin Hayes as the Skyscrapers completed an incredible comeback from 16 points down in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hail and support Manny Pacquiao, noble fighter In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Chris Bitoon finished with 24 points, including 13 in the first period, to lead the Stars who gained a 98-97 lead with five seconds remaining after Aris Dionisio split his foul shots.Later, Pasay ruined Rizal’s home debut by hacking out an 87-81 triumph in a game marred by long delays following a spate of technical fouls in the third quarter. Apinan’s basket capped an impressive 25-point output, the ex-pro helping the Skyscrapers gain a share of the North Division lead with the idle Navotas Clutch at 2-0.“I’m just happy to get my chance with Makati,” Apinan said in Filipino.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“Coach Cholo (Villanueva) was patient with us even when we trailed. We will continue to work hard.”Ablaza and Rudy Lingganay had 24 and 16 points, respectively, to spearhead the comeback of the Skyscrapers who trailed, 44-60, early in the third period. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 View commentslast_img read more

Spieth’s title defense at British Open ends without a bang

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Jordan Spieth of the US during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Defending champion Jordan Spieth wasn’t the only one struggling to gain traction on the wind-swept final day at Carnoustie.But he was one of just two in the 79-player field who failed to make birdie, shooting 76 and sliding from a three-way tie atop the leaderboard at 9 under at the start into a tie for ninth by the end. A bogey, double-bogey run at Nos. 5 and 6 let a handful of contenders squeeze past Spieth, who owns three major championships, and bogeys at two of the last four holes killed his chance of catching up.ADVERTISEMENT “When you put yourself in position enough times, it goes your way sometimes, it doesn’t go your way sometimes,” said Spieth, who wound up at 4-under 280.“I didn’t play the wind the right way on those two holes,” he added. “I was trying to fight it instead of accepting that the wind is going to win out here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Sung Kang shared the dubious honor of carding a birdie-free round.Spieth, who turns 25 next week, knew fighting the wind would take patience. The Texan felt he passed that test. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Beermen off to finals Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “You knew you’d have three, four good looks at birdies, and the rest of the holes, you were just going to try to position it to make par. I knew that going in,” he said. “I played patiently. Never got down on myself. Never got angry.”More importantly, Spieth’s putting stroke restored his confidence, which should extend through the rest of the bag.“My game is back. I’ve had different parts … being at kind of a low point in my career. Not all at the same time, but enough to where I haven’t really been able to compete. It’s all there, and it’s moving in the right direction,” he said. “So I’m actually very pleased coming out of this week.”___‘IT’S A FUNNY GAME’ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Eddie Pepperell shot the low round on the final day and held the clubhouse lead until fellow Englishman Justin Rose swiped it.Not one to look back, Pepperell said he didn’t waste time wondering what might have been.“I was a little hung over. I won’t lie. I had too much to drink last night,” he said after shooting 67 and finishing in a three-way tie for sixth. “I was so frustrated yesterday (after shooting 71) that today was really, I wouldn’t say a write-off, but I didn’t feel I was in the golf tournament.“Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn’t have been heartbreaking. But as it happens, I shot 67. So you know,” he added, “It’s a funny game.”___DOUBLE TROUBLEPadraig Harrington’s 2007 win at Carnoustie marked the last time the British Open champion made double-bogey in the final round and recovered in time to hoist the claret jug.Doubles waylaid a handful of contenders on Sunday, including Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele, who shared the lead with Jordan Spieth at 9 under to start the day. Schauffele got back on track with a birdie at No. 14 to pull into a tie with eventual winner Francesco Molinari on the 16th tee, but he fell away by making bogey on the next hole. Kisner and Kevin Chappell both had makeable birdie putts to catch Molinari on the 16th, but both missed and wound tied for second and sixth place.___LOCAL HERO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Sam Locke got a hero’s welcome on his stroll up to the 18th green. Small wonder.The 19-year-old carried the flag for his native Scotland, being the only Scot and the sole amateur to make the cut and play into the weekend in his first major. He was awarded the silver medal as low amateur, a victory for both Locke and his mentor, Paul Lawrie, whose 1999 win at Carnoustie was the last by a Scotsman at the British Open.“I’ve just thoroughly enjoyed being here,” Locke said. “You’ll never forget an experience like that.”Locke acknowledged he’d “have to sit and have a think” about what to do next, including whether to turn pro. He planned on trying to make the British side for next year’s Walker Cup, a prestigious amateur event, but that could change.“With my family and Paul … we’ll all sit down and have a chat … he’ll obviously have some great advice and put me on the right path.”___MAMMA MIAEdoardo Molinari, who plays on the European Tour, hardly knew what to say.“I can’t find the words right now, but one picture would do it…” he tweeted in both English and Italian, attaching a picture of little brother Francesco pumping his fist after winning the British Open.“You’re extraordinary … The example for all of us,” countryman Matteo Mannassero tweeted , adding the Italian flag icon. “Thank you.” For all that, Francesco Molinari wasn’t sure he’d top the newspapers and broadcasts back home.“It depends,” he laughed, noting that the Formula One race at Hockenheim, Germany, would be bigger news if the Ferrari racing team finished on top. “If they won, they’ll probably get the headlines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Philippine team leaves for Iran Monday night

first_imgBaldwin on Ateneo loss: Adamson was ‘the hungrier team’ 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 Guiao, who still held practice Monday morning, had said he will make the final 12-man roster on the eve of the team’s game against Iran.After taking on the Iranians, who will be led by former NBA center Hamed Haddadi, the Filipinos clash with Qatar on September 17 for a closed-door encounter at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine men’s basketball team leaves for Tehran, Iran Monday night to begin its campaign in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.The Nationals face Iran on Thursday night at Azady Gym just 10 days before holding their first practice session.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Yeng Guiao, who returned as national team coach in the Asian Games where he steered the country to a fifth-place finish, will call the shots anew.It was only less than two weeks ago when Guiao named his 16-man pool for the qualifiers.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 ChrissHalf of the pool is composed of the Asiad core namely Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, JP Erram, Raymond Almazan and Asi Taulava.The other eight are Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot of San Miguel Beer, Ian Sangalang of Magnolia, Matthew Wright of Phoenix and Allein Maliksi of Blackwater. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas back in Manila, gets down to work for Qatar match

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gilas Pilipinas members wait for their luggage upon arrival in Manila Saturday. SBP PHOTOThe Philippine national men’s national basketball team arrived in the country Saturday morning following a 12-hour delay that bumped their arrival by a day.Gilas Pilipinas was originally scheduled to land in Manila Friday evening but typhoon “Ompong” forced the Nationals to endure a 12-hour layover at Dubai International Airport.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title According to the PBA website, the Filipinos had a game-viewing Saturday afternoon to prepare for their closed-door game against Qatar on Monday at 7:30pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Unable to practice Saturday, Gilas Pilipinas will return to the floor for one more training session on Sunday before game day. Head coach Yeng Guiao is also expected to name his Final 12 for the game that day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Filipinos are coming off an 81-73 loss to the Iranians in Tehran Thursday.The Qataris, meanwhile, flew in Friday night. They are also fresh from a 95-43 setback to Australia at home. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ramirez shows off improved jab to retain WBC title View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gilas holds the third seed in Group F with a 4-3 record while Qatar is at the bottom with a 2-5 card.last_img read more

‘Basketball will never be the same’: NCAA players remember late Manlapaz

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aside from giving life to made baskets, infractions, timeouts, and substitutions among others, the fun-loving hype man also had a knack for giving nicknames.The iconic barker was the one who gave nicknames to Ronal Tubid (The Saint), Alyssa Valdez (The Phenom), and Enrico Villanueva (The Raging Bull) but his most iconic one has to be Calvin Abueva’s The Beast during his time in San Sebastian.It was also Manlapaz who christened Perez the “Baby Beast” nickname when the now Lyceum Pirate was just starting his collegiate career with the Stags.“He was the one who gave me Baby Beast and it’s an honor that he was part of my career,” said Perez in Filipino. “I was just so happy that he gave me a moniker and in a way our dreams are being brought to life through him.”“I just love the way he calls the games, sometimes he makes it spooky but basketball will never be the same and I’m sure he’ll be remembered not just by the NCAA but also of the whole basketball community,” said Robinson.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The beating of drums and the crowd’s cheers and jeers are usually the two most dominant sounds in any NCAA game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But for years, the late Rolly Manlapaz still managed to drown all that out with his unforgettable voice.Manlapaz’ booming vibrato was a staple of the NCAA until his untimely passing on Thursday, succumbing to his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe atmosphere Manlapaz brought to games was surely missed and Lyceum’s Topex Robinson and CJ Perez made sure to remember the jolly barker in the 113-79 annihilation of Arellano University.“That’s why we will always honor this game of basketball because so many people gave their lives here,” said Robinson. “We honor it by giving our best and Rolly’s been here longer than I am. Prayers to his family and I hope his legacy stays.” Robert Bolick experienced the late barker’s genius in both leagues, having been a benchwarmer for De La Salle in the UAAP and as a bonafide superstar with San Beda in the NCAA.“He really pumps you up when you play and every time I do a Euro step I always look for him because he’ll immediately shout ‘dipsy do,’” said Bolick after San Beda’s 82-75 win over San Sebastian.“With his passing, the games aren’t that fun anymore because when he calls your name it’s like you’re in the NBA.”Bolick, a one-time UAAP champion with La Salle and two-time NCAA champion with the Red Lions, said Manlapaz already noticed him when he was a substitute for the Green Archers.“Even though I was just sitting on Salle’s bench, he will call me and it almost made me conscious during warm ups,” said Bolick who had 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists. “I hope he’s in a better place right now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown NCAA: San Beda zooms to 7th straight win, turns back San Sebastian Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more