PVL schedules provincial matches next month

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We just want to go straight to our fans in the provinces and show our appreciation to them for supporting the PVL through the years,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou.The PVL will also make stops in Bacolod City and Iloilo on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBatangas is also being eyed as a venue for future matches.—BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET The Premier Volleyball League is scheduled to play exhibition games in three cities outside of the capital in October in an attempt to grow the brand outside of Metro Manila.Tuguegarao will be the first out-of-town host on Oct. 7 when San Sebastian takes on BanKo-Perlas at People’s Gym at 3:30 pm followed by the game between three-time champion Pocari Sweat and Creamline at 5:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Roberts nets brace as Global Cebu earns draw vs Hougang United MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go PLAY LIST 02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Black challenges locals to make shots, help Durham

first_imgCone braces for tough Meralco in Game 3: ‘They have a lot of punches left’ The three-point shot has been a huge weapon for Meralco this conference it’s been a different story in the final. The long balls have been largely absent as they shot 8-of-24 from beyond the arc in Game 1 and further plummeted to a 5-of-23 sniping in Game 2.“Ranidel (de Ocampo) is not making his threes. Jared (Dillinger) is not making his threes. We’re not getting that spacing that we need around Allen to be able to have him successful. We’ve had that the entire conference but in this series, in the first two games, we haven’t been able to knock down our outside shots,” lamented Black.Black is not ready to give up with another game set on Wednesday.“We just didn’t finish the game very well today. But until they win four games, we’ll be out there fighting.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Hope is still not lost and Black knows no lead is insurmountable in series after San Miguel Beer came back from a 0-3 hellhole to win the 2016 Philippine Cup.“There are instances when teams were down 0-3, came back, and won. We saw San Miguel do it recently, so it is possible,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut if Meralco wants to make it a series, the team must start focusing on the little things first as Black hopes the Bolts will be able to regain the deadly form they had back in the elimination round all the way to the semifinals.“They’re not performing right now at the level that we performed at during the eliminations, in the quarterfinals, and in the semifinals. I would imagine Ginebra has a lot to do with that because they’re also playing very good basketball. But no question, my locals need to step up a little bit to support Allen (Durham) and make some shots. That’s really the problem right now,” he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Norman Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Meralco down 0-2 in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, coach Norman Black acknowledged that Game 3 on Wednesday is a must-win for the Bolts.“We know what it’s like to be down 0-2, and most of the time, the teams that were down 2-0 did not bounce back to win a championship,” Black said in the aftermath of the Bolts’ 86-76 Game 2 defeat to Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Aldridge’s 21 leads short-handed Spurs by Bulls

first_imgTIP-INSBulls: Chicago had nine steals after averaging 10.3 in its previous three games. … The Bulls trailed by 22 points after the first quarter. It was the Spurs’ largest margin after the opening period since leading by 24 in Chicago in 2014. … Justin Holiday was 1 for 4 on 3-pointers, snapping a 15-game streak in which me made at least two 3s. … The Bulls have lost four straight in San Antonio. Chicago’s last victory at the AT&T Center was Jan. 29, 2014.Spurs: Forbes is the third undrafted player under 6-foot-4 player to start a game in franchise history, joining Avery Johnson and Anthony Carter. … Gay has 10-plus points in 10 of 13 games this season. Ginobili is the only Spurs reserve with more double-digit scoring through 13 games in the past 30 years. Ginobili had 10-plus points in all 13 games in 2008, when he won the Sixth Man of the Year. … The Spurs had two back-to-back games at home in the same month for the first time in franchise history. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8), of Australia, guards Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis. APSAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 133-94, setting a season-high in points despite missing a third of their roster Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Dejounte Murray added 17 points and Davis Bertans had 16 points in 18 minutes for San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Porzingis returns to score 34, Knicks beat Kings Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Bryn Forbes, who was making his first career start, had 13 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3.San Antonio was also almost without Gay, who was “50/50” with an ailing back, but the veteran forward played 18 minutes.San Antonio raced to a 30-8 lead in the opening quarter, extending the margin to 22 points at the close of the period.The Bulls closed the gap by scoring on 10 straight possessions in the second quarter, but the Spurs regained their dominance in the third.Robin Lopez and Bobby Portis each had 17 points to lead Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Chicago lost rookie forward Lauri Markkanen to a sprained left ankle late in the first half. The severity of the injury is unknown.The Spurs were without six players, including three starters. In addition to Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, who have yet to play this season due to quadriceps injuries, San Antonio was also without Danny Green. Manu Ginobili rested on the second night of a back-to-back. The Spurs still had the depth to hand the rebuilding Bulls their fourth straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Antonio had eight players in double figures.Rudy Gay and Brandon Paul each had 15 points as San Antonio closed out a six-game homestand with four victories. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Keys to Victory: San Miguel-TNT finals series

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? The Beermen have ran roughshod over the competition as they have put the demons of the past behind to solve their woes in the second conference.Winning the Commissioner’s Cup, a championship that has eluded the franchise since 2000, will bring San Miguel closer to its quest for a rare Grand Slam, a fitting achievement for a powerhouse team that has lorded over the league for the better part of the last three years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, a dangerous TNT squad wants nothing but to deny its fierce rival a crack at those feats and taste triumph again, as it hopes to reclaim the title it last won back in 2015.And the KaTropa have the tools to do just that. After all, they are just one of the three teams to deal the Beermen a rare loss this conference in a 112-103 win last May 5. With the finals two days away, here are INQUIRER’s keys to victory.Smith’s statusTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSituation surrounding reinforcement Joshua Smith looms like a bad cloud above TNT’s head.Exiting Game 3 of the KaTropa’s semifinals series against Ginebra, the burly import came back with a vengeance in Game 4 as he racked 18 points and five rebounds to close out the series.Still, doubts are casted on even if Smith himself vowed to be fine for the championship series.ADVERTISEMENT If Smith stays true to his word, TNT may just have the kryptonite to San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo with his sheer size the perfect foil to the three-time PBA MVP.The KaTropa won the elimination duel with a different import in Donte Greene imposing his will down low to a 40-20 game.Smith isn’t expected to churn out those numbers, but if he can throw his weight around, the battle in the paint may just tilt toward TNT.Rhodes’ foul woesSpeaking of imports, San Miguel also has its own conundrum with Charles Rhodes.Though the mercurial import is averaging 27.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 1.3 steals, he has often times found himself saddled on the bench due to foul troubles much to the chagrin of coach Leo Austria.Rhodes did show glimpses of him adapting to the officiating from time to time, but it’s yet to be seen, what version of him will show up in the title clash, which is a first for the 31-year-old Galveston, Texas native.Castro’s right hand manIt may be an import-laden conference, but Jayson Castro hasn’t shied away from the limelight as he remains to be the top guy for TNT.Case in point was him tallying an eye-popping performance to the tune of 38 points, seven rebounds, and 11 assists to steer the KaTropa to the Finals and arrange this date with the Beermen. As great as he is, Castro can’t do it alone, especially against San Miguel’s terror trio of Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, and Marcio Lassiter.RR Garcia has emerged as Castro’s best backcourt partner in the semis series, but Roger Pogoy, Ryan Reyes, and Kris Rosales must step up as well if TNT seeks to vanquish its fancied foe.Three’s aplentySan Miguel and TNT have embraced the power of three.That’s why it’s no surprise that the two finals protagonists rank in the upper half of the league when it comes to three-point attempts, with the KaTropa at first and the Beermen at third.Though we’ve already mentioned the guards, we haven’t even brought up TNT’s Ranidel de Ocampo, Troy Rosario and Mo Tautuaa, as well as San Miguel’s Arwind Santos and Ronald Tubid.The question now is which team will shoot themselves to the championship and which team will shoot themselves in the foot.Pandora’s boxGiven the star power of both teams, even the slightest of adjustments can make the biggest differences in the long run.And for coaches Leo Austria and Nash Racela, digging deep in their bench could be one of the moves which can swing the momentum to their side. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Racela has already done his, unleashing guys like Garcia and Anthony Semerad to play vital roles in TNT’s semifinals duel against Ginebra.Austria has made the same moves, albeit in a more minimal scale by fielding in Gabby Espinas and Brian Heruela to get some minutes in the Star series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cornerstones of their own conglomerates, San Miguel and TNT clash anew as they renew their rivalry, this time in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup trophy.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Corbin wins Money in the Bank; Mahal retains WWE title Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Rhodes on Game 4 loss: This one really hurts

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was disappointing that he [Fajardo] got into foul trouble, we both got into foul trouble,” said Rhodes. “We just got to look and see what we did wrong.”Rhodes, though, downplayed any ill feelings that he may have towards the TNT players saying the physical play is all part of “playoff basketball.” Returning Belo fends off worries about injured knee Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “It really hurts man, it really hurts,” said Rhodes. “This loss is probably our worst loss this year, definitely man. It really hurts, this one really hurts.”Rhodes, though, wasn’t the only Beerman to leave Game 4 prematurely.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReigning league MVP June Mar Fajardo got sent to the bench at with 2:02 left after absorbing his sixth foul.TNT’s hulking import Joshua Smith got the best of Fajardo, who had 13 points and nine boards, when the two collided in midair, resulting to the Cebuano’s last allowable foul. What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel import Charles Rhodes couldn’t hide his disappointment after losing Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals to TNT, 107-92, in a game that he didn’t get to finish.Rhodes, who wound up with 22 points and eight rebounds, left the playing court with 1:08 remaining after he received a second technical for flooring KaTropa guard Ryan Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Jeff Horn, right, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)The decision of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to uphold the victory of Australian boxer Jeff Horn no longer surprised Senator Manny Pacquiao.“We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now,” Pacquiao said in a text message to reporters on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Upon the analysis, the findings stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd, the 8th and 9th by 100 percent; the 5th round was won by 80 percent; and the 11th round by 60 percent,” the WBO said in a statement.“Horn won the 1st, 6th and 12th rounds by 100 percent; rounds 2, 4, and 7 by 80 percent; and then, the 10th round by 60 percent.” PSL: Cignal turns back Foton, wins bronze LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds. Based on this analysis, Jeff Horn was the winner of the bout,” it added.Both Pacquiao and Horn said they were open for a rematch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “Let the people judge for themselves. People saw what happened,” he said.The Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) earlier sought a thorough probe from the WBO on the result of the July 2 welterweight match in Brisbane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveralast_img read more

How far down the road will NLEX go?

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Malaysian marvels Three straight wins by any team should be enough cause to feel buoyant and hopeful.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The NLEX Road Warriors are in that joyful ride right now, their third win coming from a pulsating 122-114 double overtime triumph against Rain or Shine.NLEX’s previous wins came against Alaska and Kia Picanto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCoach Yeng Guiao now has the necessary weapons to go deep into this conference though the real tests will be against the tougher teams like San Miguel, Ginebra and TNT Katropa. But unlike before, Guiao seems to have the men of steel he likes, those who are unafraid to take big shots, dive for loose balls and fight for precious rebounds.The acquisition of Larry Fonacier and JR Quiñahan has toughened the Road Warriors’ frontline that already had Asi Taulava and Rabeh Al-Hussaini.Fonacier and Quiñahan are bigs that can shoot from the outside, a critical element in the Guiao system. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Keep in mind that in Guiao’s previous productive stint with Rain or Shine, he got frontliners Beau Belga, Jewel Ponferada and Raymond Almazan to shoot long distance whenever they were open.The guard rotation also has the speed and hustle that Guiao wants for transition offense.Kevin Alas has been playing heads up of late, capping a PBA Player of the Week accolade with a 24-point performance against the Elasto Painters.It also helps that NLEX has a hardworking import in Aaron Fuller who is not afraid to mix it up with the bigger imports or opponents in the shaded area.The Road Warriors have made the league notice that they are no longer going to simply fold up like before. Their recent wins have given them the toughness and confidence to believe that they can go into the playoffs and give the brighter lights some headaches.You can’t play for Guiao if you aren’t of stern stuff and the Road Warriors know that down the road, they will need their coach’s demand for guts and smart basketball.ADVERTISEMENT Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

PH women’s squash duo cop bronze

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipino tandem of Jemyca Aribado and Yvone Alyssa Dalida took home the bronze medal in women’s squash doubles in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday.Aribado and Dalida bowed to their Malaysian counterparts Chan Yiwen and Nazihah Haris in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Still, it was an inspiring run for the two, who managed to make the podium, despite Dalida’s injury.Dalida played through a strained right hand she sustained in the quarterfinals against Thailand on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMalaysia finished 1-2 in the event, which was held in the SEA Games for the first time, while Singapore secured the other bronze. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Perkins, Cignal missing Jose but determined to end series early Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View commentslast_img read more

Russell Westbrook agrees to 10-year extension of contract with Jordan Brand—report

first_imgLATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston. Houston won 115-111. APRussell Westbrook played the best basketball of his life for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, winning the 2016 NBA Most Valuable Player award in the process.His efforts on the court have been rewarded, as the spitfire guard will reportedly sign an approximately $200 million 10-year extension with the Jordan Brand.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Rain or Shine fends off Wright, Phoenix MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Given the enigmatic superstar’s flair for the dramatic—both inside the court and when it comes to fashion—the shoe will be “unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before.”Furthermore, the Jordan Brand also pledged to support Westbrook’s “Why Not?” Foundation and sweetened the deal with an “ambassador clause,” which would keep him with the company after even after his retirement.  Khristian Ibarrol /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The deal, as per ESPN’s Nick DePaula, will be the most lucrative ever in the history of Jordan athletes.The 28-year-old UCLA product is coming off a five-year deal with NBA legend Michael Jordan’s signature brand, which he signed in 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith his stock getting higher after winning the league’s biggest individual award, the Jordan Brand took the opportunity to lock up one of the most sought-after stars in today’s game.Although details of the deal remain scarce, DePaula said Westbrook’s first ever signature line of shoes is also expected to be released. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

Champions League kicks off amid spot-fixing gloom

first_imgUnder the watchful eyes of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), the glitzy Champions League Twenty20 starts tomorrow with the shadow of the spot-fixing scandal, that has shaken the core of the game, looming large.Featuring the top three Indian Premier League teams and the top two each from Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the West Indies, the two-week event will open with IPL runners-up Mumbai Indians taking on Highveld Lions (South Africa).Organisers say the tournament will have strict anti-corruption measures in place to ensure that the menace of spot-fixing, which has led to the suspension of three Pakistani cricketers, does not find a mention in the event.Apart from Mumbai, the other Indian teams in fray are IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and third-place finishers Royal Challengers Bangalore.Australia will be represented by South Australian Redbacks and Victorian Bushrangers, while South Africa will have the Warriors and Highveld Lions in fray.Central Stags (New Zealand), Wayamba Elevens (Sri Lanka) and Guyana (West Indies) are the other three teams in the field.None of the IPL teams who competed last year could make an impression and the three teams playing this year would seek to make amends for the previous edition’s flop-show.Leading the pack would be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai, which has a formidable line-up of big-hitters such as Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Suresh Raina, Albie Morkel and Justin Kemp.Their bowling line-up features leading Test off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and they will be favourites to advance to the semifinals from Group A, which also features the Warriors, Victoria, Wayamba and Central Stags.advertisementBangalore, who were there in the field even the last time around, have a stronger batting line-up to boast of with the ever-reliable Rahul Dravid, explosive New Zealander Ross Taylor and the versatile South African Jacques Kallis.The bowling has inspirational skipper Anil Kumble leading the spin department with Dale Steyn adding zing to the pace attack.Kallis normally plays for the Warriors, while Taylor pads up for the Central Stags but both the players were bought by the IPL franchise after paying a USD 200,000 compensation to their respective state teams.”The biggest challenge is how quickly you acclimatize to the conditions and the need to start well in the tournament,” said Kumble.Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai, on the other hand, also have a formidable look with their batting having the firepower of South African big-hitter JP Duminy and West Indian sensation Kieron Pollard.The bowling features Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh with Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga proving the support.”We have champions from all cricketing nations, so it’s as tough as it can get. It is competitive … and we have world-class players participating,” said Tendulkar.Mumbai grouped with Bangalore, the Highveld Lions, South Australia and Guyana.The team they face in the tournament-opener tomorrow, Highveld Lions, can be tagged as the underdogs. Banking on local support and some fireworks from batsmen such as Alviro Petersen and Neil McKenzie to match up to Mumbai’s might.The tournament would be played out in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Port Elizabeth, with the final on September 26.last_img read more