UP still hopeful despite slim Final Four chance

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We just want to enjoy the game and finish strong,” said UP captain Diana Carlos in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “Lord gave us a chance to we will grab this opportunity, and until we have this chance we will grab it no matter what.”The Lady Maroons were down, 19-14, in the third set, but UP had other plans and was hell-bent on finishing the match strong and early.UP tied the third set at 24 after Marist Layug stopped Jhoana Maraguinot at the top.Then, as if it was the ultimate symbol of Ateneo’s collapse, Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino weren’t able to communicate properly on who will get the ball over back to UP’s side and lunged simultaneously for a reception that allowed UP to score off the error.With UP leading 25-24, Carlos then took it upon herself to deliver the final blow on a booming crosscourt kill that no one in blue ever attempted to receive.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 Down big, SMB ‘showed fight of a champion,’ says Lassiter Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The Lady Maroons’ 5-8 record places them in the sixth spot of the standings and will need the other teams, especially current fourth seed National University, to lose all of its remaining games to get a crack at the semifinals.That tiny chance of getting a ticket to big dance of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, however, doesn’t deter the Lady Maroons’ spirit one bit.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 crownAnd on Saturday, the Lady Maroons showed that those backed into a corner have only one option and that is to fight and fight hard.UP stunned Final Four-bound Ateneo in straight sets, 28-26, 25-23, 26-24, showing the league that the fourth spot is still essentially up for grabs. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina University of the Philippines’ chance for the last Final Four spot is as precarious as it can get that it can only be described as “mathematical.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES “Part of finishing strong is the confidence of pushing ourselves further than what we can achieve,” said Carlos who had 22 points to lead the Lady Maroons. “To finish strong has been coach’s [Godfrey Okumu] motto.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

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NYC Marathon champ comes home, looking to end Boston drought

first_imgThe top American men include Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp, along with Shadrack Biwott, and Abdi Abdirahman, who finished second, fourth and fifth in 2017. But it’s the women who give the Boston crowd the best chance to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” wafting over Boylston Street.Joining Flanagan, Linden and Hasay are Molly Huddle, who finished third in New York in 2016, and Serena Burla, who was fourth in Osaka last year.“In the past, sometimes all the hope is placed on one person, so it’s kind of nice having the excitement around four real contenders here,” Flanagan said. “It increases our chances of getting on the podium.”The daughter of distance runners — her mother was the first woman to break 2 hours, 50 minutes in the marathon — Flanagan made it a mission to win in Boston the year after the attacks at the finish line; she finished fifth. She was ninth in 2015 before skipping the next year to rest for the Rio Olympics and missing last year with a back injury.Then, last fall, she won the NYC Marathon to end a 40-year American drought there.Now, she said, she can return to her hometown streets without the pressure she once put on herself for a legacy-defining victory.“It’s more of a personal thing, Boston to me,” Flanagan said. “That’s something I’ve had to work on, knowing that’s part of my psychology that I tend to just want this race so badly, I almost have to pretend that I don’t want to win it in order to do well.“This is home, and these are the people that I want to make the most proud,” she said. “I want to make them proud that I’m from here, so I have to keep that in check at all times.”Also relieving the pressure is the knowledge that American hopes aren’t all riding on her: If she can’t end the drought in Boston, maybe her New York victory can inspire the woman who does.“Molly’s beaten me. Des has beaten me. What opened the eyes for the other American women was like, ‘If Shalane can do it, why can’t I do it?’” she said. View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Red Sox off to best start in 118-year history Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 “I looked up to her since I was a little kid,” said Hasay, who finished third in Boston in her marathon debut last year and will return to the course Monday as part of the most competitive pack of U.S. women to run the race in decades.“It feels weird to be racing her in a marathon. I feel a little intimidated by her with all her credentials,” Hasay said. “All the Americans are an inspiration.”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 crownNo U.S. woman has won the Boston Marathon since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985, the year before the historic race began offering prize money that lured the top international professionals to town. Meb Keflezighi’s cathartic victory in 2014, one year after the bombings that killed three spectators and wounded hundreds more, ended a men’s drought that had stretched to 1983.In that time, Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated the podium and often shut the Americans out of the top 10 entirely. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But the locals are catching up.Last year, Americans took two of the top four women’s spots and six of the top 10 for men — the first time that’s happened in the professional era. Hasay was third and Desi Linden was fourth, her fourth top 10 finish in the race in as many tries; Flanagan was injured and did not run, but she’s back in the field this year for what she says will be her final attempt to win her hometown race.“Everything’s ripe for the taking, and I think we’re going to,” said Linden, a two-time Olympian who finished second by 2 seconds in 2011.“The exciting thing is: No one’s saying ‘I want to be top American.’ It’s: ’I want to break the tape,’” she said. “That’s not good enough anymore. It’s a whole new ballgame.”Defending champions Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat, both Kenyan, will lead a field of more than 30,000 runners on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square in the 122nd running of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Elite U.S. runner Shalane Flanagan speaks to reporters, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Boston. The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — Growing up in nearby Marblehead, Shalane Flanagan watched her parents run the Boston Marathon and thought, “I want to do that, too.”Jordan Hasay watched Flanagan win in New York last fall, and had much the same idea.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s nice knowing that if I don’t do it, I just have a really great feeling that one of us will,” Flanagan said. “And that’s a great thing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Time to step up

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ That starts Sunday, when the Kings battle the TNT KaTropa in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.“Now that our import Chuck Garcia had a full week of practice without issues, we’re hoping he can put a better performance together and live up to his potential,” said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone.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 crownGarcia had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists but lacked the fire to save the Kings in their 21-point setback to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.Brownlee, who led Barangay Ginebra to back-to-back championships in the Governors Cup, recently hogged the limelight when he proved instrumental during the championship run of Alab Pilipinas last week in the Asean Basketball League. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Charles Garcia has more reason to step up big time than just bouncing back from a poor first outing. With crowd favorite Justin Brownlee ready to link up with Barangay Ginebra, every game will be an audition for Garcia to continue on as the Kings’ import.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Brownlee expressed interest to suit up for the Kings in the ongoing conference after Cone texted him prior to Alab’s Game 5 championship finale.But Cone isn’t merely concerned about the import situation.“We need our locals to step up as well. TNT is such a tough matchup for us because they have such different strengths than us,” said Cone. “Who can play their game will be the key.”Terrence Romeo and Troy Rosario can cause headaches for the Kings as well as Jayson Castro, Jericho Cruz and import Jeremy Tyler.TNT coach Nash Racela is taking the Ginebra match as a big test for his KaTropa. For Racela, the Kings form part of the league’s Big 3 together with the Beermen and the Magnolia Hotshots, who debut today vs Phoenix in the 4:30 p.m. curtain-raiser.ADVERTISEMENT Blazing queens MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 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 View comments After losing to the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Cup, the Hotshots took a long break and will parade Vernon Macklin, who previously played for Ginebra, against the Fuel Masters.Meanwhile, two former national pool members show the way for the Luzon selection when it takes its turn to host the Philippine men’s team during the PBA All-Star week.Raymund Almazan and Ian Sangalang form a dreaded frontcourt trio with Japeth Aguilar for the Luzon team of coach Leo Austria as it tries to neutralize the steady presence of June Mar Fajardo for the nationals in their May 25 encounter in Batangas City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Balkman looking forward to face off with ‘brother’ Brownlee

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brownlee had just been brought back by the Gin Kings before the All-Star break following a 1-3 start and his return couldn’t have been more timely as they go up against Balkman and the Beermen, who finally looked like their old dominant selves after going on a 15-0 run late in the game to roll past the Phoenix Fuel Masters.The win was only San Miguel’s first in four games and the Beermen hope it’s the spark they’ve been waiting for heading into a big game against the Kings.The game promises to be a good one and Balkman vows he and Brownlee are going to put on a show.“We’re going to put on a show. We’re going to give the fans a great show on Sunday.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ It was almost only a month ago when Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee won a championship together after leading Alab Pilipinas to the ABL title.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The two will share the court again on Sunday but this time, they will be on opposing ends of the floor with San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra meeting for the first time in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“That’s my brother man. We [were] in the trenches about a month ago now [we’re] playing head to head,” Balkman told reporters on Wednesday night.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 crownAlthough the matchup between the two imports adds an interesting narrative to what is already a keenly-awaited showdown of powerhouse teams and their giant centers, Balkman said he’s treating the duel the same way he approaches every other game.“It’s just like any other game. [I’m going to] prepare the same way I prepare for every game. May the best man win,” Balkman said. A weird night at Oracle, where the Warriors got every break Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

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Kenya to open its 1st WADA-approved drug-testing lab

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Nairobi lab belongs to the Lancet healthcare group and has been fitted to handle anti-doping tests. The project took nine months and was paid for by the AIU with help from track and field’s governing body, the IAAF.It’s not a fully accredited WADA lab, but the world anti-doping organization allows an approved facility to handle some tests for cost and geographic reasons as long as it meets criteria.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian Games: Junna Tsukii delivers karate bronze for PH Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It’ll be able to perform blood analyses as well as other tests, desperately needed in a country under scrutiny for severe shortcomings in doping control.Previously, blood samples taken from Kenya’s world-beating distance runners had to be flown to South Africa or Europe to be tested at an approved lab within 36 hours, a challenging race-against-time that led to the regular bending of anti-doping rules as revealed by The Associated Press in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Blood doping is especially relevant to distance running, where Kenya has been a powerhouse for decades. The nation’s reputation has been hit hard, though, by an upsurge in doping cases in recent years and an ineffective and sometimes corrupt anti-doping system.The AIU said it collected more than 3,500 blood samples to test for doping in 2017. It expects the lab in Nairobi to handle between 800 and 1,000 samples a year from the East African region, including from Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Eritrea. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms FILE – Athletes run as an anti doping banner is seen during the heat of the men’s 100m at the Kenya National Trials at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on June 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yasuyoshi CHIBAMONACO — Kenya has its first World Anti-Doping Agency-approved drug-testing laboratory.The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping cases in international track and field, says Monday that the lab in the capital Nairobi will be operational early next month.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 View commentslast_img read more

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Messi scores record 8th Champions League hat trick

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Barcelona, which leads the Spanish league with four wins from four matches, dominated possession and was in control throughout the match, with PSV threatening only a few times on counterattacks. The Dutch club gained some momentum halfway through second half but wasn’t able to capitalize on its brief dominance.“With the score at 1-0, it was dangerous every time they attacked,” Valverde said. “But after the second goal we played better, even with 10 men.”Succeeding in the Champions League is one of Barcelona’s main goals this season after struggling in the European competition in recent years. The Catalan club won the European title in 2015 but was eliminated in the quarterfinals the last three seasons in a row. Last year it relinquished a three-goal advantage from the first leg against Roma.PSV, back in the Champions League after a one-year absence, is winless in seven matches at the group stage of the European competition.“We are still a team which is growing and we can’t really keep pace with a game like this played in this big stadium,” said PSV coach Mark van Bommel, who won the Champions League as a player with Barcelona in 2006. “We’ve got things to improve but that scoreline was too big for the quality of performance we gave.”PSV is in the group stage for the 16th time but the Dutch club’s only success in the continental competition came before the inception of the Champions League when it lifted the European Cup in 1988.The game was one of two early kickoffs, a change meant to maximize television audiences. Another six games started simultaneously at 1900 GMT, 15 minutes later than in previous seasons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the group B Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona fans can stop worrying. Lionel Messi is just fine — and he scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick to prove it.Three days after a rare poor performance in the Spanish league, Messi returned to normal service on Tuesday with three goals in a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League opener. That took the Argentine past longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has seven Champions League hat tricks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Mourinho asks players to be like Federer ahead of Swiss game Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ousmane Dembele also scored for Barcelona, which was already 3-0 up when it was reduced to 10 men as defender Samuel Umtiti was sent off with a second yellow card for a hard foul in the 79th.The Group B result extended Barcelona’s unbeaten run at home to 27 matches in the Champions League. The Catalan club has won 25 games and drawn only two during the streak.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 ChrissMessi had struggled in the team’s league win at Real Sociedad on Saturday, a worrying sign just ahead of the team’s important Champions League opener.But he put that behind him with a beautiful free kick in the 32nd minute to open the scoring at Camp Nou Stadium. He curled the ball over the PSV wall from 25 meters (yards) out into the top corner beyond the reach of goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “Messi makes extraordinary things look routine,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “The free kick goal came just when we needed to break the game open. It was masterful.”Dembele added to the lead with a well-placed shot from outside the area in the 75th, and Messi sealed the victory with goals in the 77th and 87th minutes.Dembele used a nifty move to get past two defenders before making a run toward the goal and striking his long-range shot into the far corner. It was the fifth goal of the campaign for Dembele, surpassing his total from last season.Messi’s second goal came after he received a perfect pass by Ivan Rakitic inside the area and calmly sent a low shot into the far corner. He completed his first hat trick of the season after Luis Suarez set him up on a counterattack.PSV forward Hirving Lozano had a goal disallowed for offside in the 83rd, after Umtiti was sent off after a foul on Lozano while trying to stop a breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Tio caps ‘tough week’ with silver medal for PH

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Over at the Parque Sarmiento archery range, Nicole Marie Tagle and Hendrik Oun of Estonia suffered a stinging defeat at the hands of New Zealand’s Rebecca Jones and Chihchun Tang of Chinese Taipei, 5-1, in the quarterfinals of the mixed international event.“The crosswind has affected my game. But I’m still happy with the outcome after we beat the fourth-ranked team in the round of 16,” said Tagle, who is scheduled to face Alyssia Tromans-Ansell of Great Brittain in the women’s recurve individual round of 16 on Tuesday.Winding up No. 13th after the rankings the other day, Tagle and Oun pulled off a surprise when they defeated the highly favored duo of Reza Shabani of Iran and Tromans-Ansell by a slim margin prior to the quarters.In the golf mixed event, Yuka Saso and Carl Janno Corpus fired a five-over 75 for a share of joint 18th with South African and Belgium. Atthaya Thitikul and Vanchai Luangnitikul fired a two-under 68 to secure the top spot after two rounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Magnolia wants more CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/International Olympic CommitteeBUENOS AIRES—Over two months of training and acclimatizing in a different country have made Christian Tio badly longing for home.The Filipino-Norwegian will certainly have great memories once he leaves this charming Argentinian capital after snaring a silver medal in men’s kiteboarding of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.ADVERTISEMENT Corniel topped three races and was leading throughout the week where the kiteboarders encountered several canceled races due to light winds.Tio, who ended up tied with Vodisek in the final race, trained for four weeks in Dominican Republic and spent another four weeks here to get his body well adjusted.READ: Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berth“That did very well, because I don’t have any jetlag and I wasn’t really tired,’’ said Tio. “I have the energy and we did it. My mindset, really, was just to go for it and enjoy.”“What’s next for me? I want to go home (in the Philippines),” added Tio, who will surely receive a cash incentive from the government upon his return to Manila late this week.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown READ: PH kiteboarding star Tio eyes gold in first Olympic stintWith the winds blowing in his favor, Tio placed second in the final race to jump from fourth overall to a sure silver together with Toni Vodisek of Slovenia after competing for nearly a week at the Club Nautico San Isidro here.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“It’s been a tough week and we really had light winds. I’m really happy to get the silver,” said the 17-year-old Tio after gifting the country its first medal in the ongoing sportsfest for the finest under-18 athletes on the planet.Deury Corniel of the Dominican Republic was a cinch to seize the gold medal with his consistency in all six races prior to Sunday morning’s finale.last_img read more

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Bonfire! UP Maroons end 2 decades of Final 4 absence

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title It means something more this time.The Fighting Maroons  routed the La Salle Green Archers, 97-81, at Mall of Asia Arena to clinch a berth in the UAAP Season 81 semifinals.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 ChrissThis will be the first Final Four appearance for UP since 1997—about two years before Juan Gomez de Liaño was born.The sweet-shooting guard, coming off the bench anew in a second-round adjustment meant to address production from the reserves, poured in 27 points to lead UP to this historic victory. Eala makes good use of break View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Older brother Javi, born the year after the Maroons’ last semifinal appearance, added 19 points. Bright Akhuetie provided the muscle for the Maroons in the paint, notching 16 points and 20 rebounds.“I painted to them the picture of us not having any accolades in the past decades, so for us to get this chance, the opportunity, it just happened,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol.“The players were able to grasp the idea that this was their chance for history.”And after a slight wobble to start the match, the Maroons went out to seize that history.After trailing 16-11 late in the first, the Fighting Maroons went on a blistering 33-5 run across the first two quarters and took a 34-21 lead on Jun Manzo’s jumper with 6:24 left.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwo decades of an agonizing wait—including stretches where a single win in the season was cause for celebration—came to an emphatic, emotional end Wednesday evening.Light your bonfire, University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT It was a rout from thereon as the Gomez de Liaño siblings and Akhuetie took turns punishing La Salle’s defense.The Fighting Maroons ended the elimination round tied with La Salle at 8-6 (win-loss) but grabbed the No. 3 spot on quotient.Far Eastern University, at 7-6, can force a playoff for the No. 4 spot if it wins against Adamson in its last game.It was an emotional scene at the UP bench as the clock counted to zero—and it was understandable. UP has had a string of bad seasons, including winless years where a mere victory was enough to draw bonfire celebrations at the Diliman campus.Earlier, Ateneo showed no mercy despite playing in a nonbearing game as it ripped University of Santo Tomas apart, 102-62.The Blue Eagles already locked up a twice-to-beat advantage going into the game against the eliminated Growling Tigers but the defending champions knew momentum was still of utmost importance for them going to the semifinals.A 16-0 start was enough for the defending champions, who own a league-best 12-2 record, to hold off the Growling Tigers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Luka Doncic turning 20 after sensational run as teen

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “It’s crazy that he’s that young,” said 40-year-old Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, in his record 21st season with the same franchise.“If you watch him play all year, if you watch him play tonight down the stretch, you wouldn’t think you’re talking a 19-, 20-year-old kid. It’s just how he carries himself, the confidence, is of a veteran. He’s going to be fun to watch for a long, long time.”Now that he’s turning 20, Doncic has the same expectations he did at 19 after coming into the NBA as a Euroleague MVP and champion.“Probably been asked this question 100 times, but I always say I knew I could play here,” said Doncic, who leads all rookies at 20.9 points per game and is second in rebounds (7.3) and assists (5.7). “I knew what I can do. It’s been great. I just have to keep working.”The teen portion was a big hit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ FILE – Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 19, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, U Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS— At some point, Luka Doncic will be measured by wins and playoff success rather than how many triple-doubles he had as a teenager, or so Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle hopes with his rookie sensation.The budding Slovenian star’s final game before turning 20 was just the illustration his coach had in mind.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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Young Lady Bulldogs show bite against seasoned Lady Spikers The ball was in Doncic’s hands late in a close game against a playoff contender, just as it has been regardless of the opponent most of the season once the Mavericks realized what they had in the No. 3 overall pick from last summer’s draft.Doncic had a hand in four straight 3-pointers in the closing minutes to help Dallas hold on in a 110-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. He connected on two long 3s and assisted on the other two from behind the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe win stopped a five-game losing streak that was more on the mind of Carlisle before the game than the litany of teen milestones for a player who has brightened the outlook of a franchise trying to become relevant in the postseason again.“Luka’s an amazing player for his age,” Carlisle said. “Even when he turns 20, it’s still going to be remarkable, the things that he’s doing. But these last 22 games … is going to be a test of how much of that load he can take on his back.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Mavericks are playoff long shots in the Western Conference after trading their other four starters in a pair of deals before the deadline, and the most important player they got in return won’t suit up this season.Dallas decided to play it safe after completing a seven-player trade with New York that landed 2018 All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, who tore a knee ligament last February in what turned out to be his final game with the Knicks.So while the Mavericks wait to see what Doncic and the 7-foot-3 Latvian can do together next season, the burden is on the only NBA player with multiple triple-doubles as a teen. Until the next teen star comes along, Doncic has four of the five in league history.“I don’t think it’s just me,” said Doncic, who turns 20 on Thursday. “A lot of players help us a lot. We have to trust everybody.”Even with Porzingis, the Mavericks will run their offense through their 6-7 point guard of the future. Twice as a teenager, Doncic had games with at least 35 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. There have been just two others in NBA history — one each for LeBron James and Kevin Durant.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

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Valentine Beauties

first_imgValentine of the vibrant live heartFills the want of a personal desireLike a river in flow the crave growsAbstract with nothing solid to holdThe heart festoons gingerly with glueValentine beautiesValentine tradition is rolled by againAttractive red plastic tarts pop upLived by red red roses to dazzleSome dark hearts to find light soonThose rolled as dice will accept neglectValentine BeautiesDecked in a smart red collared shirtHolding sweetly this single red roseOnly to prove a day of trite attentionAnxious the doors race his heart beatSpell pond her steps cheers the airValentine beautiesShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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