Feeling the pressure, Kerber loses to composed Vandeweghe

first_imgThe German player ended Serena Williams’ reign atop the rankings after picking up her second Grand Slam trophy last fall at the U.S. Open following her breakout win at last year’s Australian Open. Since then, however, her results have been pedestrian — seven tournaments, no titles and a 5-7 record against top-50 players.Her title defense in Melbourne also ended prematurely in a 6-2, 6-3 loss to American CoCo Vandeweghe in the fourth round on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I was not feeling the ball at all tonight,” she said. “I was not playing good from the first point.”Kerber hasn’t looked at all comfortable since the year began. She lost early in her two tune-up events for the Australian Open and struggled to find her rhythm in Melbourne once the tournament began, dropping sets in each of her first two matches. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Against Vandeweghe, the usually aggressive Kerber was simply overpowered, hitting just seven winners to 30 for her opponent. She was up a break in the second set and looked to be regaining control of the match, but Vandeweghe came charging back with pinpoint forehand winners that Kerber just watched go by.Vandeweghe, a former Wimbledon quarterfinalist, often lacks consistency and can let her emotions and temper get the better of her, but she looked composed in the match and far looser with her groundstrokes than Kerber.After serving it out, there was no celebration from the American — she merely shrugged her shoulders.After ending 2016 on a four-match losing streak, Vandeweghe started the season with a new mindset — she wanted to project more confidence on the court and play more freely. She set a goal of making the quarterfinals at the year’s first Grand Slam — and she’s done just that.“Going out there and playing an opponent, any opponent, I go out there expecting to win,” she said. “It’s just another person that’s in front of me, whoever it may be, if it’s No. 1 in the world, No. 130 in the world, it doesn’t matter, it’s still an opponent to get in my way of achieving my goals.”ADVERTISEMENT Plea says Bastia fans racially abused teammate Balotelli Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Germany’s Angelique Kerber makes a backhand return to United States’ Coco Vandeweghe during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. APMELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber said before the Australian Open that she wasn’t putting too much pressure on herself as the top-seeded player at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.Clearly, she is still getting used to being No. 1.ADVERTISEMENT Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kerber, meanwhile, will have to find her confidence again. She could lose her No. 1 ranking if Williams wins the tournament, which may help relieve some of the pressure she’s felt as the favorite.“It’s just the beginning of the year,” she said. “I can still improve my tennis, which is good.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

NBA: LeBron says winning is everything as Cavs eye Stephenson

first_img98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers stands over LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Cleveland star LeBron James, who has been urging Cavaliers management to add some talent, said Wednesday he’d have no problem if they fill a roster spot with forward Lance Stephenson, despite their on-court history.Stephenson once tried to rattle James by blowing in his ear during a playoff game between James’ former team, the Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT James played four seasons in Miami with Chalmers as the Heat’s primary starting point guard.Stephenson was on the Pacers teams that the Heat faced in the playoffs for three consecutive postseasons from 2012 to 2014.Stephenson averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans in six games this season before needing groin surgery. He was cut by the Pelicans in November.The Cavaliers have a vacant roster spot and could create another by releasing Center Chris Andersen, who has a season-ending knee injury.James, who had not suffered a losing month in an NBA season since 2006, has called upon owner Dan Gilbert to add a veteran playmaker to the roster, preferably as a reserve to star point guard Kyrie Irving. CBBADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town But James said that if Stephenson can help the Cavaliers retain their NBA title, he’d be all for his arrival.“I just want to win, man,” James said after the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers’ home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “That’s all that matters to me. I got no personal problems with nobody.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCleveland was set to work out several free agent players on Wednesday afternoon, including guards Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar, and Stephenson.“I’ve got a history with all those guys except Jordan,” James said. “I’ve got a history with Lance too, obviously. I’ve got a history versus Kirk. I played him in a lot of playoff series. And I’ve got a history with Rio (Chalmers). … At the end of the day, Rio is recovering from his Achilles tear. I hope he’s been doing everything he needs to do just to get back on the floor. He loves to play the game.” Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos AMA eyes rebound vs Tanduay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Zeroes and Heroes: Ginebra-Star semis series

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town In Game 7, Mercado forced Lee, who never hit double digits from Game 3 onwards after averaging 17.5 points in the first two games, into his worst game of the series with only four points on 2-of-8 shooting from the field.Zero: Aldrech RamosAldrech Ramos.Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRE R.netMuch was expected from Aldrech Ramos and the veteran forward failed to live up to it.Ramos was a vital piece for Star this conference but he was a non-factor in the semifinals against Ginebra.With Allein Maliksi, who was also considered for this infamous recognition, playing inconsistently, the Hotshots badly needed Ramos to step up and provide what he’s known for which is his outside shooting.ADVERTISEMENT It takes a team to win and Barangay Ginebra played as one in knocking off Star in their best-of-seven semifinals series.And the Gin Kings did it in comeback fashion, overcoming a 2-0 hole and a 3-2 deficit to make their second straight finals appearance after winning it all in the Governors’ Cup last season.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ San Miguel, Ginebra promise ‘tough battle’ in PBA Finals But Star couldn’t get anything from its floor-spacer.Ramos did have 14 points and four 3-pointers in Game 7 but the Hotshots would have appreciated it more had he showed up in the first six games of the series.X-factor: Jervy Cruz and Joe De VanceGinebra’s Jervy Cruz. PBA IMAGESJust when Ginebra seemed out of it, Jervy Cruz channeled his inner Growling Tiger and Joe Devance played through excruciating pain from a plantar fasciitis on his left foot to inspire the Gin Kings.Cruz had a memorable Game 3 where he scored 21 points, coming just two points shy of matching his career-high, while Devance made the most out of his limited playing time, doing just enough to give his team a much-needed lift.Turning point:Ginebra looked like a beaten team after Star took a 2-0 lead.But that was before Devance, in pain and all, suited up in Game 3 to boost the Gin Kings.Game 3 was also the start of Paul Lee’s decline in numbers with Sol Mercado locking him down all the way to Game 7 where the Hotshots guard was silenced. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Ginebra drew contributions from the starters to its bench with a dangerous Star side getting the headstart and nearly pulling the plug on the Gin Kings’ bid.Hero: Sol MercadoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSol Mercado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSol Mercado was the Gin Kings’ star on both ends of the floor. He hit the big shots and at the same time, shut down Hotshots’ main man Paul Lee.Lee was super in leading Star to victory in Games 1 and 2, but he found his kryptonite in Mercado in the last five games of the series. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img read more

Nepal coach disheartened over big loss to Azkals

first_img‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Sharapova talks about drug ban and her return to tennis “I had to change our plans and it was difficult for us to do it during the game, especially on our right side,” said Gyutoku  Tuesday after Nepal’s 4-1 loss to the Azkals to open the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.READ: Azkals drub 10-man Nepal to open Asian Cup qualifiersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith Nepal playing undermanned, the Philippines pounced on the opportunity and quickly racked three straight goals before Bishal Rai got one for the visitors just before the halftime break.Though the Nepalese showed a better fight in the second half, they still couldn’t stop Javier Patino from adding to the goal difference for the home team. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “To lose with that score, it’s disheartening. We tried to score in the second half, but 4-1 is no good for us,” said the Japanese mentor.Despite the big loss, Gyotuku did see some positives with his squad moving forward, especially midfielder Rohit Chand.“He’s a small guy and he could play well. I used him as one of my first 11 and I hope he’ll perform better in our next matches,” he said.Nepal plays Yemen on June 13 in Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Nepal coach Koji Gyotuku. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLosing a player early in the match against the Philippines truly threw Nepal off of its game.Nepal lost midfielder Bikram Lama in the 12th minute due to a handball at the penalty box, leaving coach Koji Gyutoku with just 10 men for the rest of the match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View commentslast_img read more

Mangosong tapped as favorite in Diamond Supercross

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite WITH THE ageless Glenn Aguilar opting to compete in another prestigious race in Quirino Province, Davao-pride Bornok Mangosong of Team UA Mindanao emerged as the top favorite to rule the third leg of the action-filled Diamond Motor Supercross Series.Mangosong of Yamaha finished second to Aguilar of KTM in the first two legs but is expected to put himself back in contention for the prestigious overall title when he competes in the elite Pro Open April 29, Saturday at the Mx Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.‘‘I expect an all out effort for the riders, especially the non-winners yet, to win and be able to position themselves in contention for the overall championship,’’ said Sam Tamayo of Generation Congregation and organizing Xtreme Adrenaline Sports.‘‘Feeling excited for this Saturday! It’s going to be a great day! Thank you Lord for reminding me today what it’s all about, why we organize these events…it’s not about us so as if we should do things our way. You alone are God and we dedicate the race this Saturday to you.’’The 42-year-old Aguilar,  the country’s leading rider, will defend his title in the Motorismo sa Quirino which is fully supported by Governor Junie Fua.The overall champion in the five-leg series will earn P50,000.Spicing up the leg is the Diamond Autotune Battle of the Bands. Firefalldown with lead singer Jon Blaylock will also thrill the fans.Expected to compete in the various categories are JR Tulawie, Jason Sarmiento, Benjo Leyva, Raniel Resuello, Vicent Jimenez, RJ de Leon, Maynard Mercado, Joolee Mendoza, Christopher  Oberio, Randy Santandee, Joshua Tamayo, Matt Leyva, Caleb Tamayo, Christopher Mercado, Shana Tamayo, Joshua Tamayo, Roman LLorente, Jojo Sayas, Jerry Sumilalao, Darnel Francisco, Cristopher Mercado, Prince Bucag, Jing Leongson, Jonjon Antonio,  Rowell Castellano, Wenson Reyes, Nathaniel Morales, Jethro Tamayo, Asher Tamayo, Jason Serrano, Mac Sta Ana, Allan Palma, Neil Quirong, Jasmin Jao, Quiana Reyes, Khim Yumul,  Wenson Reyes, Czaldy Alindayo, Bryan Morales, Rhon Mangosong, Bornok Mangosong, Jerick Mitra, JC Rellosa,  Ralph Ramento, Ompong Gabriel, Buboy Antonio,  Jerich Farr, Christian Ramento, Enzo Rellosa and Patrick Orbe.The series is supported by Dunlop Tires, Tireshakk, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Go Pro Philippines, PTT Philippines Corporation, DC Shoes Philippines, Coffee Grounds Taytay and Xtreme Adrenaline Sports Entertainment Co. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR ‘Excited’ Blatche to join Gilas training next week Action in the kids division. Photo by August dela Cruz. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIEScenter_img ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadlast_img read more

NBA: Tony Parker denies retirement rumors, expects to return by January

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Some fans and pundits alike have asked whether the four-time NBA champion, who is now 35 years old, still has what it takes to return to the hardwood after a serious injury.Silencing his critics, Parker shrugged off retirement rumors and even vowed to return even stronger than ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I will play my best basketball when I return in January,” he was quoted as saying in a EuroHoops report, via French media outlet L’Equipe.Parker was among those who benefited from Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich’s ploy of managing his aging players’ minutes throughout the season, to get them ready for the post season. Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle “The first thing that came in when I got injured was frustration,” he said.  “I was super-good, and we had the chance to go until the end and get the title. The coach’s plan worked like a clock. I was consistent, playing for 20-25 minutes per game. My series against Memphis was good, and I had a good start to the season.”With 16 NBA seasons under his belt,  Parker has certainly lost a step, but continues to be a factor for the perennial Western conference powerhouse, averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 assists in 25.2 minutes per game this year.His back-court running mate, the 39-year-old Manu Ginobili, is widely expected to follow the footsteps of the retired Tim Duncan and hang up his jersey this year.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) is carried off the court after being injured during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets.  APTony Parker’s 2017 playoff run with the San Antonio Spurs came to an abrupt end earlier this month, after he ruptured his left quadriceps tendon during their Western Conference Semifinals match-up with the Houston Rockets.READ: Spurs’ Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad muscleADVERTISEMENT Kerr ‘not well enough’ to coach yet for Finals Game 1 MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Swing Out Sister back to PH this April View commentslast_img read more

Alyssa tipped to spearhead nat’l team

first_imgTrump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe national women’s team final lineup for the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Seniors will be bared this Wednesday, according to Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc.LVPI acting president Pete Cayco said the list of 12 regular members and two reserve players was completed during their meeting with players and coaches on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Australia training awaits 10 junior netters China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working View commentscenter_img MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ In the same meeting, Cayco said superstar Alyssa Valdez showed up at the national team headquarters inside Arellano University.“I even joked with Alyssa that this is the only time I’m pleased her team didn’t make the finals,” said Cayco, referring to Creamline’s ouster from the ongoing Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundValdez is expected to make the team, along with Mika Reyes, Aby Maraño, Rachel Anne Daquis, Jaja Santiago, Denden Lazaro, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Kim Fajardo, Ces Molina and Maika Ortiz. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

Flying V stays undefeated at 5-0

first_imgSEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Pacquiao: I won by 4-5 rounds Rian Ayonayon went for 28 points and nine rebounds for the skidding Racal Motors (2-3), which has now lost its last three games.Gwynne Capacio, Jamil Ortuoste, and Mac Tallo all had 10 in the defeat.The scores:FLYING V 94 – Banal 17, Torres 17, Dionisio 13, Teng 11, Cañada 11, Thiele 10, Salamat 8, Tampus 4, Webb 3, Ongteco 0, Colina 0.RACAL MOTORS 86 – Ayonayon 28, Capacio 10, Ortuoste 10, Tallo 10, Gomez 9, Pontejos 9, Grimaldo 6, Apreku 2, Faundo 2, Mangahas 0, Dela Cruz 0, Cortes 0, Lozada 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 25-28, 46-44, 67-64, 94-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LSU title parade draws massive crowds Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte PBA IMAGESFlying V leaned on its supporting cast and escaped with a 94-86 triumph over Racal Motors to stay unbeaten through five games in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Jeron Teng misfiring from the field, coach Eric Altamirano drew significant contributions from Gab Banal and Aris Dionisio down the stretch as the Thunder recovered just in time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks “Our first group struggled today, but it’s a good thing that our second group stepped up,” said coach Eric Altamirano. “We made some stops at the end, but the problem is still the same, we’re very inconsistent.”Banal carried Flying V with 17 points, 11 coming in the payoff period, on 3-of-6 shooting from threes, on top of six rebounds and two steals, while Dionisio scored nine of his 13 markers in the fourth and hauled down seven boards.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’Thomas Torres also added 17 points, two rebounds, and two dimes, to aid the off-shooting Teng, who still finished with 11 markers, but shot 4-of-18 from the field.With Racal making a huge run and taking a 70-67 lead with 8:41 left to play, Banal and Dionisio conspired for a 10-0 blast to restore the Thunder lead to seven, 77-70 with 5:13 left to play and made huge stops to hold off the Alibaba. LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

Perpetual’s win over St. Benilde forfeited

first_imgMOST READ READ: NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniform“Any athlete whose playing uniform does not conform with the rules, first offense is ineligible to participate in a given game,” said NCAA Mancom chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR, of host San Sebastian in a statement.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’Offenders of the said rule are ineligible for the said contest, although the Altas were still allowed to play against the Blazers.Here’s the NCAA Mancom decision re: Perpetual’s jersey mix-up. #NCAASeason93 pic.twitter.com/w3RiZR2XdP— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 11, 2017The forfeiture reverses the results, giving St. Benilde its first win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer ‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe NCAA management committee (Mancom) has forfeited Perpetual Help’s 69-65 win over St. Benilde Tuesday for wearing the wrong uniform to the game.The Altas played in their dark maroon jerseys against the designated light uniforms, violating the league’s rule.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The same rule applies to the Junior Altas squad in the juniors division, but the Junior Blazers emerged victorious earlier in the day, 64-60.READ: Eze lifts Perpetual to first win; St. Benilde puts game under protestThe committee was quick to react on the controversy, coming up with the decision just after last game of the day concluded.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationlast_img read more

Davis scouted by I Fight Promotions

first_imgYoung local boxer Kestna Davis, who recently made his professional debut, has remained silent on whether he will be signing with I Fight Promotions, despite receiving new equipment from the brand at the Wray and Nephew Contender event at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium on Wednesday night. However, the 22-year-old, who has a professional record of two wins in two fights, said he is grateful for the support he is being shown by I Fight. “I feel good to know that people like Chris really see my talent and want to be a part of this. So it’s up to me now to show Jamaica what I have,” Davis told The Sunday Gleaner. He said he would not let the attention he has been getting recently get to his head as he knows he still has a lot to learn technically. “I know I have a lot more work to do in some areas, but I feel like, this year, this time is my time because I feel like I’m ready right now,” he said. “What’s next for me is to get some overseas fights and to build up my record and become a next world champion.” I Fight Promotions founder, American Chris Joy, said he would like Davis to sign with the company, but he will not pressure him into making that decision. “We have been watching him quite a while,” Joy said. “Talented kid, great potential! We’re gonna let him make some of his decisions on what he wants to do, but we just wanna try to help guide him along the way, and if he does wanna sign with I Fight Promotions, we would not hesitate to sign him. We do have a huge interest in him, but we have not signed anyone as of yet from the Jamaican side, but we are here looking to sign Jamaican fighters.” Joy said that I Fight has not only been watching Davis, but other local fighters as well. He said that, like Davis, the promotion will only be advising the fighters with regards to their development and then leave the decision on whether they want to sign up to them. “There are a lot of Jamaican fighters we’re looking at. A lot of talent, a lot of potential,” he said. “We don’t want to spook anyone. We want to first help develop them and let them make a smart decision at that point. We don’t want to pressure any boxer. We’re here to develop boxing and get some fighters to sign up with I Fight Promotions.” NO PRESSURElast_img read more