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  • Smart backs Batang Gilas bid at Fiba U17 World Cup

    first_imgThe last time the Philippines qualified at the U17 World Cup was back in 2014.Smart World Travel Wi-Fi is a wireless modem or pocket Wi-Fi that connects any Wi-Fi enabled device—smartphones, laptops and tablets—to the internet. It is plug and play, meaning it does not require installation, cables or software. With partners in over 100 countries, Smart Travel Wi-Fi enables travelers to save on data roaming fees and enjoy convenient, fast, and secure internet connection wherever they are abroad.Smart has been a staunch supporter since 2008 of the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team program, which is managed by SBP.Smart’s support for the national basketball team is in line with its advocacy of promoting sports development as part of nation-building.ADVTADVERTISEMENT 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Batang Gilas U-17 with Alex Caeg, SVP/Head – Wireless Sales and Distribution, PLDT-Smart and Gabby Cui, AVP/Head, Community Development and Partenerships, SmartThe Philippines’ Batang Gilas will leave this week to compete at the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup, which will be held in Argentina from June 30 to July 8. But the team members will have no problem keeping in touch with their families and fans back in the Philippines thanks to Smart Travel Wi-Fi units that were turned over to them by PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications.Powered by Skyroam Technology Company, a global Wi-Fi provider, the Smart Travel Wi-Fi units are just part of the strong support that Smart has provided the campaign of Batang Gilas to do well at the Under-17 World Cup of Fiba.ADVERTISEMENT Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on Seattle Mariners’ bench in fake mustache disguise Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “We have a strong contender with our current U17 lineup. With their smarts, speed, hard work, and teamwork, we are confident they will do well in this tough competition,” said PLDT and Smart president and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan, who is also the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus.The Batang Gilas team members who are flying out Thursday night are Gerry Abadiano, Carl Tamayo, Bismarck Lina, Miguel Pascual, Rafael Go, Joshua Lazaro, Forthsky Padrigao, Mac Guadana, Geo Chiu, Raven Cortez, Terrence Fortea, Kai Sotto, and RC Calimag.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 crownBatang Gilas punched their ticket to the Fiba U17 World Cup by placing fourth at the Under-16 Asian Championship in China last April.The Philippine team faces a tough challenge, having been placed in Group D together with European powerhouses France and Croatia, as well as host Argentina. Batang Gilas will face Croatia on June 30, France on July 1, and Argentina on July 3. The top two in each group will advance to the knockout playoffs. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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  • After the fireworks, 1st medals up for grabs at Asian Games

    first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Marvelo, who took up wushu after watching movies starring Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, is targeting at least one medal in Jakarta.Sun Yang is targeting gold in every freestyle event from the 200- to the 1,500-meters.The 200 free is one of seven medal events on the first of six days on the swimming program. It is the second final scheduled in the night program. Sun finished with silver in the event at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games and is desperate to upgrade that after winning the Olympic gold medal in the 200 at Rio in 2016.“The first race is always a bit struggle but he’s got enough races to work his way into form,” Sun’s coach Dennis Cotterill said. The European championships and the Pan Pacs have already been held this year, leaving the Asian Games as a chance for swimmers from this region to perform.“This is the final puzzle in the world of swimming where everyone gets the opportunity to post their times and see where you stand one year before the world champs,” Cotterill said.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Two Koreas march together as Asian Games burst into life In other swimming events, Japan’s Irie Ryosuke will begin his quest for a third straight Asian Games gold in the 100-meter backstroke.There are also medals on offer in fencing, shooting, taekwondo and wrestling as competition intensifies following Saturday’s elaborate opening ceremony that showcased the diverse culture of the archipelago, and the unified parade of athletes from the divided Korean peninsula.There are more than 11,000 athletes competing in 40 sports ranging from the traditional Olympic disciplines to the more regional favorites such as kabaddi and pancak Silat to the newer additions such as jet ski, paragliding and skate boarding.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins China’s Sun Yang swims during a training session at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Sun Yang has the international profile, three Olympic gold medals, and he’ll compete in the first of the men’s events in the pool on the first day of medal competition at the Asian Games.But there’s one thing he’s not likely to win on Sunday. The honor of winning the first medal in the games will likely come in wushu, one of the traditional martial arts, and could even go to another Sun of China.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 The men’s changquan competition in wushu starts at 9 a.m. local time and is predicted to be the first final completed at the 18th Asian Games.Sun Peiyuan won the changquan when the 2015 world championships were held in Indonesia and is one of the favorites for gold among 18 starters.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’China won 10 gold medals in wushu at the last Asian Games at Incheon in 2014, has 53 of the 75 gold medals since the sport was introduced to the games program in 1990, and has accounted for 12 of the 15 men’s changquan world championship titles since ’91.Indonesia was the leading team in terms of total medals when it hosted the world titles in ’15, narrowly edging China, and so there’ll be pressure on Edgar Marvelo to produce for the host nation. View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READlast_img read more

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  • LOOK: Poy Erram chips front teeth in PH loss to South Korea

    first_imgSon and co face Vietnam and ‘Korean Hiddink’ at Asian Games 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 Toothy smile. Screengrab from Poy Erram’s Instagram storyPoy Erram showed just how far he’s willing to keep the ball alive for the Philippines, including losing two front teeth.Erram’s face landed hard on the floor as he dove to save the ball in the third quarter of the Philippines 91-82 loss to rival South Korea in the 2018 Asian Games men’s basketball quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The lanky bigman had to be taken out of the game for treatment with the Filipinos leading 54-46. He finished with four rebounds and two blocks in 13 minutes of action.“I’m okay! It’s far from the gut, mga kabayan!” said Erram in an Instagram story showing one of his front teeth being fixed.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’Erram, who is one of the younger players in this Asian Games squad, still managed to flash a toothy—or in this case toothless—grin after the game.The Philippines can salvage fifth place beginning with the game against Japan on Tuesday in the classification phase. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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  • Welcome consolation as Adamson closes in on PVL bronze, 4 players bag awards

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson celebrates after a play against UST. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonRiding high after having four of its players bagging individual awards, Adamson welcomed a much-needed confidence boost to beat University of Santo Tomas, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-19, and get the inside track for the bronze medal in the PVL Collegiate Conference Wednesday night.By winning in four sets, Adamson will end up locking the bronze if University of the Philippines, which took the finals opener, beats Far Eastern University in Game 2 later.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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was like a reminder that all the hard work that we’ve been doing is not for nothing. You are more prepared to play UST and win in three and four sets.”The four also validated their awards against the Golden Tigresses, who were looking to seal third place after taking Game 1 in five sets on Sunday.Soyud scored a team-high 14 points, Flora added 12, Ponce had 19 digs and Igao dished out 12 excellent sets as Adamson achieved its goal of winning in three or four sets.Fil-Italian spiker Milena Alessandrini led UST with 22 points, four nights after dropping 31 in Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m rooting for UP,” head coach Air Padda said, smiling.“These last two weeks have been the hardest weeks after we got booted out of the championship round,” said Padda. “It’s been really hard to try and push them to finish the fight and finish strong. Basically, we sucked that’s been our energy in training.”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 ChrissBut things changed after the Lady Falcons were informed that Eli Soyud (Best Opposite Spiker), Bernadette Flora (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Tonnie Rose Ponce (Best Libero) and Mary Jane Igao (Best Setter) will be recognized for their individual brilliance in the awarding ceremony.“Today, it was just so amazing, that four of our players got awards and it came at a perfect time that they all needed confidence going into this match,” Padda said. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title UAAP: Ateneo avenges opening game loss, trips UP View commentslast_img read more

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  • Koreas to field first-ever joint teams for Paralympic event

    first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Unified Korea’s flagbearer Lim Yunghui leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYNorth and South Korea have agreed to march under a neutral Korean peninsula flag and form unified teams for some sports at the upcoming Asian Para Games.“This is the first time the two countries have paraded together and competed together at a para-sport event,” Majid Rashed, chairman of the Asian Paralympic Committee, said in a statement posted Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college About 100 athletes from South Korea and 20 from North Korea will compete at the multi-sport event in the Indonesian capital Jakarta between October 6-13.Flag-bearers from each country will carry a Korean unification flag and competitors will wear the same uniforms at the opening and closing ceremonies, the statement said.The two countries, still technically at war, will field two joint table tennis teams and a mixed team in a men’s 4×100 metre swimming relay event.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 ChrissNorth and South Korea formed unified teams for some events at the Asian Games in Jakarta and in Palembang from August 18-September 2, securing one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.Earlier this month the two countries announced a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics, in a deepening sign of rapprochement on the peninsula. MOST READ Some 3,000 athletes from 43 countries are expected to take part in 15 Paralympic and three non-Paralympic sports during next month’s event. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments LATEST STORIES Baltazar, Melecio lead La Salle past winless UE Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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  • Harden, Rockets power past Nuggets

    first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ateneo heads to Final Four as top seed after destruction of UST 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 Nuggets: Host Atlanta on Thursday night. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, congratulates Houston Rockets guard James Harden after his basket against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Denver. The Rockets won 109-99. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — James Harden turned a slow start into a powerful finish.Harden scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat Denver 109-99 on Tuesday night, sending the Nuggets to a fourth straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “They’ve got shooters all around,” Murray said. “They’ve got a great team. He’s surrounded by players you have to guard as well, not just James Harden, so it gives him a lot of space to operate in and he did that tonight.”The Nuggets closed the gap to six points in the waning moments but the Rockets got a couple of free throws from Paul and a dunk from Capela to hold on.“We got two really good wins (consecutively),” Paul said. “This was a good road win for us. They play well here at home. We’ll take it. We’re still just building.”Down by a point at the break, the Rockets opened up an 86-76 lead going into the final quarter. After a pair of free throws by Paul Millsap pulled Denver to 74-72, the Rockets closed the final 4 1/2 minutes of the third period on a 12-4 run capped by Eric Gordon’s driving layup.Murray hit a jumper in the final seconds of the second quarter to give the Nuggets a 55-54 halftime lead.TIP-INSRockets: G/F Gerald Green missed a second game due to a right ankle sprain, but is nearing a return. Green could be available to play as soon as their next game on Thursday night, according to D’Antoni. … C Nene remains sidelined by a right calf strain that has forced him to miss the past 12 games.Nuggets: The loss was the first by double digits this season. … F Juancho Hernangomez was in the starting lineup for a second straight game. Hernangomez was inserted into the lineup as part of the Nuggets’ search for a replacement for injured Will Barton, who remains sidelined indefinitely with a hip injury.UP NEXTRockets: Host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Harden also had 11 assists, with several going to Clint Capela, who led the Rockets with 24 points, including a series of dunks.“I just take what the defense gives me,” Harden said. “I trusted the guys to make the right passes. Our bigs did a great job of finding those passing pockets. It requires patience, especially as a playmaker.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 going to take time, but we’re getting there. If we keep guarding and defending at a high level our offense will come around. Once we put both together, it’s going to get scary.”Chris Paul added 21 points for Houston, playing a third straight game without Carmelo Anthony because of what the team said was an illness. Houston, which had an NBA-high 65 wins last season, has won five of seven games since a 1-5 start.“It’s starting to roll a little bit better,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said.Monte Morris had 19 points for the Nuggets, who have lost their last eight meetings with Houston. Gary Harris and Jamal Murray added 15 points apiece.A step-back shot by Murray got Denver within four points midway through the fourth quarter but Harden went on a tear, scoring 11 straight Houston points to put the Rockets up 104-91 with 3:48 remaining.Murray said trying to slow down Harden is tough, not only because of his skill level as a former league MVP but because of the because of the players surrounding him.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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  • LOOK: Ateneo vs UP UAAP Season 81 Finals schedule

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Blue Eagles are shooting for back-to-back UAAP titles while the the Fighting Maroons hope to cap off their inspired run with a long-awaited crown.The full schedule of the finals series below: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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals between Ateneo and University of the Philippines begin this weekend.The best-of-three affair will kick off on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘I love you forever’: Heartbroken Sean Manganti bids Adamson goodbye Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

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  • ‘Sobrang bitin’: Brief Gilas stint leaves Arwind Santos wanting for more

    first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArwind Santos waited nearly a decade before getting his chance to suit up for the Philippine team again but his return didn’t turn out the way he wanted it to be.Santos entered the game in the second quarter and saw action for only four minutes and 10 seconds in Gilas Pilipinas’ 78-70 loss to Iran in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT The San Miguel Beermen star lamented not being able to help his team in the endgame, a point in the game where where he feels he usually thrives in.“Nag-expect ako na makakabalik ako kahit saglit nung 3rd saka 4th quarter. Pero hindi ako nakabalik, lalo na yung mga ganung crucial pukpukan, parang alam mo yun, sanay ako sa ganun eh. Kahit papaano, defense tsaka sa offense yung mga crucial shots. Isa rin yon sa gusto ko,” said Santos, who also cleared has no hard feelings towards head coach Yeng Guiao, whom he has high respect for. (I expected to play even for just a short period of time in the third and fourth quarter but I never came back especially in the crucial stages where I’m used to playing and somehow play defense and on offense hit crucial shots which is also one of the things I like doing.)The 37-year-old Santos, though, remains grateful for the rare opportunity to play for the country despite the outcome. He is also hoping his second tour of duty won’t be his last.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Ako talagang bukas ang pintuan ko dun. Ibang level kasi yan eh. Gusto kong gumanti, gusto kong bumawi, gusto ko maiwan ko naman yung team natin, Team Pilipinas, ng panalo, hindi yung talo,” the 2013 PBA MVP said.(My door is open. It’s really a different level. I want to get back at them, I want to bounce back and I want to leave the Philippine team on a winning note and not with a loss.)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ The veteran forward said he thought we was going to be reinserted in the third and fourth quarter and felt he would’ve made a difference had he played longer especially in the closing minutes.“Bitin, bitin, bitin. Sobrang bitin ako. Bitin tapos nakakapanghinayang. Lamang tayo, dikdikan yung laro, nag-collapse tayo bigla nung huli. Yun lang. Sana magkaroon pa tayo ng pag-asa para mag-qualify kahit papaano,” said Santos.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(I really wanted to play more. We were up and it was a close game but we collapsed in the end. I hope we still have a chance to qualify somehow.)Santos could only watch on the bench as Gilas and Iran went back and forth in the final frame until the Iranians, who came back from eight points down, proved to be the steadier team down the stretch. LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:16Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Gilas Pilipinas drops heartbreaker to Iran in Fiba World Cup qualifier After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View commentslast_img read more

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  • NLEX sending Desiderio, Tratter to Blackwater for Erram

    first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Blaze Spikers eye 5th title, perfect AFC Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum It’s only a matter of time before NLEX’s first-round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter are officially traded to the Blackwater Elite. But that didn’t keep Desiderio and Tratter from participating in their first practice as PBA rookies at Meralco gym in Pasig on Monday. In a statement on Twitter, NLEX management said “coach Yeng Guiao took our newly drafted players to dinner to discuss their future. As far back as the Asian Games, Blackwater has been discussing a trade involving Poy Erram, a much-needed big man who impressed coach Yeng during their national team stint.” —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

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  • No. 1 Tennessee beats Florida for 18th straight win

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Robert Whittaker out of fight against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234 Tennessee’s winning streak includes a 78-67 victory at Florida on Jan. 12. Immediately after that game ended, all five Tennessee players on the floor performed a ”Gator chomp ” in a mock version of the cheer favored by Florida fans. Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield said at the time the Vols were responding to “disrespectful” and “inhumane” comments Florida fans had made during the game.This time, Tennessee’s players had a more muted celebration but fans started doing the Gator chomp in the final minute and continued it as the final horn sounded.“Poetic justice,” said Schofield, one of four Tennessee players to score in double figures. “At the same time, it’s all in good fun. A deep rivalry, but many years of tough, hard-fought football games, tough basketball games. At the end of the day, I think a lot of people just enjoy the intensity of our rivalry with Florida.”Florida (12-11, 4-6) lost its third straight and fourth in its last five games.“They’re the best team in the country,” Florida coach Michael White said. “They’re equally as good defensively as they are offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption BEST VS. BESTTennessee entered the day leading the SEC in scoring (86.0) while Florida had the SEC’s top scoring defense (63.4). Tennessee ended up below its scoring average but still won that matchup by shooting 52.8 percent (28 of 53), including 59.3 percent (16 of 27) in the second half.UP NEXTFlorida hosts Vanderbilt on Wednesday.Tennessee hosts South Carolina on Wednesday. Tennessee was playing without reserve swingman Yves Pons, who had suffered a facial injury while colliding with a teammate during Thursday’s practice.Barnes expressed optimism that Pons would return Wednesday against South Carolina. “I appreciate how hard they’ve competed,” Barnes said. “I appreciate the fact they do want to get better, and we can get better. I think they believe, like our coaching staff, that our best basketball’s ahead of us. It’s not going to be easy, but they’re competitive. Where we are, they deserve the credit.” MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Schofield scored 14 points, Jordan Bowden had 13 and Jordan Bone added 10 for Tennessee. Noah Locke scored 17, Jalen Hudson had 15 and KeVaughn Allen added 11 for Florida.Tennessee led by as many as 16 late in the first half before Florida rallied to get within 36-30 at the intermission.Florida cut Tennessee’s lead to 40-36 with 17:37 left, but Tennessee answered with a 12-2 run that included consecutive 3-pointers from Lamonte’ Turner. After Florida scored seven straight points to get the margin down to seven, Tennessee responded with a 9-0 run that featured another Turner 3-pointer plus two dunks from Schofield.Schofield said after the game that the Vols responded to the way Barnes had challenged them.“Winning isn’t what it’s about,” Schofield said. “That’s not why we got into the game of basketball. Competing is why we got into the game of basketball. That’s what we love about basketball. This week we’ve been doing a lot more competitive drills… just really getting the juices focusing and it really helped us really refocus on why we started playing this game.“When you’re winning so much and winning consecutively like this, you can get lost in it and little things become big things. We didn’t want that as a team. We had to get back to realizing why we even started paying this game — and that’s competing. Coach challenged us to just go out and compete tonight.”BIG PICTUREFlorida: The Gators are barely above .500 but entered this game 42nd in the NET rankings, indicating their postseason chances weren’t over yet. But three straight losses to Kentucky, Auburn and Tennessee have dealt a big blow to their hopes for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid. The Gators still have two games with No. 21 LSU plus road trips to Alabama and No. 5 Kentucky.Tennessee: The Vols have said for several weeks they must recapture the defensive intensity they showed last season. They’ve started showing that form lately. After playing outstanding defense Tuesday in a 72-60 victory over Missouri, the Vols held Florida to a total of three points for a stretch of over nine minutes Saturday.MEDICAL REPORT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) dunks the ball in front of Florida center Kevarrius Hayes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 73-61. (AP photo/Wade Payne)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s players resisted the temptation of staging a repeat performance of a postgame “Gator chomp” after their latest victory over Florida.The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena did it instead.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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This also marks the biggest winning streak of Rick Barnes’ 32-year head coaching career, surpassing the 17-game string that started Texas’ 2009-10 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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