Mikey Garcia outpoints Adrien Broner to remain undefeated

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Biado rules 9-ball to give PH first ever gold in World Games Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return A former champion in three lower weight classes, Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) never seriously hurt Broner but dictated the action for most of the 12 rounds, landing nearly twice as many punches according to post-fights stats.“This is definitely one of my best performances ever. I think I controlled the fight in the early rounds and I kept the activity up,” Garcia said. “(Broner) is a great fighter who has great skills. I was the superior fighter tonight.”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’Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) lost a fight he probably needed to win to prove he is worthy of still being considered one of boxing’s headliners and capable of beating some of the sport’s best. It was better than some of his recent performances, but not good enough against a fighter of Garcia’s caliber.“At the end of the day I’m still a four-time world champion at four different weight classes and I’ll still be in the history books,” Broner said. View commentscenter_img LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets He scored well to the body in the ninth and had a crowd that was chanting “Mikey! Mikey!” a couple rounds earlier cheering for him. But Garcia went back to work in the 10th with precision punching, pumping his fist as he returned to his corner after the round.There was no title at stake — they fought for a manufactured prize called the WBC Diamond Belt super lightweight championship — but it was clearly a big bout for both. Garcia was able to beat the biggest name yet he’s faced, which should help as he seeks the mainstream attention that’s so far eluded him.Broner needed to show there’s substance with his style. The former Floyd Mayweather protege had lost twice after moving up to welterweight, was twice stripped of titles for failing to make weight and served jail time among his repeated legal troubles.But he said he was focused for this fight after taking his training camp to Colorado and he made weight easily — no doubt enticed by the $500,000 fine he faced if he didn’t — actually weighing less that Garcia at under 139 pounds.But Garcia frustrated him with his movement and made it hard for Broner to follow up any time he did have any good moments.“It was ‘Tom and Jerry,’” Broner said. “I had to catch the mouse.” Mikey Garcia, center, smiles and poses for photos after defeating Adrien Broner during a boxing bout Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Mikey Garcia unanimously outpointed Adrien Broner on Saturday night to remain undefeated.Garcia controlled his first fight at 140 pounds, particularly with body shots he was able to sneak in below Broner’s defense, and won 117-111 on one card and 116-112 on the other two.ADVERTISEMENT Broner, who turned 28 on Friday, had won titles in three divisions by 23 and later added a fourth. But losses and lethargic performances even in his wins, along with legal problems outside the ring, stalled his career that once rose so rapidly.Garcia, meanwhile, remains on a roll and continued his dominant run over the last year since returning from a 2 1/2-year layoff while he battled contractual issues. He can now weigh options that could be presented to him in multiple weight classes. He said he’d like to go back to 135 pounds in search of regaining a title, but was open to staying at 140 or even moving up to 147 if the right opportunity was available.He consistently backed Broner into the ropes and landed hard body shots. Broner repeatedly shook his head that none of them hurt and he fought back well, but they were enough to win the majority of the rounds.Garcia, 29, had stopped 19 of his last 21 opponents. He had to settle for just beating Broner, but perhaps his knockout power will return if he drops back down in weight.Garcia cracked Broner with shots all over in the seventh, his most dominant round of the fight, but Broner actually began to perform better from there.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

NCAA: Letran exacts revenge, eliminates Mapua

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees 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 PBA: Star ends Kia’s misery with 47-point beating Bong Quinto added 22 markers, eight boards, and three assists, while Jerrick Balanza got 14 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two dimes.Letran got back at Mapua after losing its first round encounter, 78-75, last July 11 courtesy of an Andoy Estrella three-pointer for the Cardinals’ lone victory of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We had so much drama in the first round. But now, everybody picked up what’s missing and the players who went soul searching and that’s why we’re playing better. We’re doing the things that we need to get the wins this second round,” said coach Jeff Napa.The outspoken mentor credited the Knights’ tenacious defense that allowed them to seize control from the get-go and hold lead until the final buzzer. LETRAN 88 – Nambatac 25, Quinto 22, Balanza 14, Calvo 13, Balagasay 6, Taladua 5, Mandreza 2, Vacaro 1, Gedaria 0, Bernabe 0, Pamulaklakin 0, Pascual 0.MAPUA 79 – Bunag 23, Gabo 15, Nieles 9, Estrella 9, Aguirre 8, Raflores 8, Victoria 4, Pelayo 3, Orquina 0.Quarters: 21-18, 47-25, 66-50, 88-79. “We had a great defense. We executed our gameplan and that’s why the offense was easy for us,” Napa said. “Credit to the boys. They really worked hard for this and it’s a good game for us going to Tuesday’s game against San Sebastian.”Letran rose to joint third place with JRU with their identical 7-6 records.Mapua still tried to wage a late fightback, with Christian Buñag trimming the lead down to seven, 79-72, but JP Calvo completed an and-one with 59.3 ticks remaining to douse the uprising.Buñag topped Mapua (1-12) with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Leo Gabo had 15 markers and five boards in the Cardinals’ 11th straight defeat to boot them out of the Final Four race.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran exacted its revenge and eliminated Mapua with an 88-79 beatdown Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Rey Nambatac came out like a house on fire, uncorking 17 of his 25 points in the first half and  to go with eight rebounds as the Knights jumped to a 47-25 halftime advantage and never looked back.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Calisaan scores 36, Stags knock off Knights for 4th spot

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Fil-Indonesian Enguio back in PH for PBA Draft Rey Nambatac bid the Knights goodbye with his 11 markers as he was a minus-19 for his side in the defeat.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 74 – Calisaan 36, Costelo 13, Ilagan 6, Navarro 6, Valdez 4, David 3, Gayosa 3, Bulanadi 2, Baetiong 1, Calma 0, Capobres 0, Mercado 0.LETRAN 69 – Taladua 16, Quinto 15, Calvo 11, Nambatac 11, Vacaro 8, Ambohot 3, Balanza 3, Balagasay 2, Mandreza 0, Gedaria 0.Quarters: 18-16, 32-30, 53-54, 74-69. Calisaan went 14-of-22 from the field while also hauled down 10 rebounds for San Sebastian.Senior playmaker Ryan Costelo also poured nine of his 13 markers in the last 4:20 of the game as the two fired 16 of the Golden Stags’ last 18 points in the do-or-die tiff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“These two are my veterans and they really showed it in the game,” said coach Egay Macaraya, who celebrated his 56th birthday in style.RK Ilagan and Renzo Navarro combined for 12 points, six rebounds, and five assists in the victory. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene San Sebastian’s win also propelled it to the Final Four for the first time since Season 89 in 2013, as it sets up a knockout date against third-seed JRU on Friday.“The boys deserve it all, especially with the way they played today. Hopefully, this will be the start of us having a good character in the Final Four,” said Macaraya.Costelo weaved his magic in the clutch as he split the defense and scored on a floater with 44.9 ticks left to put San Sebastian up, 71-69.Letran had a chance to re-take the lead, but Jeo Ambohot botched his three from the right wing, setting the stage for Calisaan’s game-clinching triple.Jeremiah Taladua paced Letran with 16 points and five rebounds, Bong Quinto flirted with a triple-double of 15 markers, 11 boards, and seven assists, and JP Calvo got 11 points, seven rebounds, and six dimes.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMichael Calisaan was blazing all over the court as he anchored San Sebastian to a 74-69 victory over Letran to take the four-seed and move on to the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament stepladder semifinals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 22-year-old forward unleashed a career-best 36 points, including the dagger three from the top of the arc with 18.3 seconds left to seal the deal for the Golden Stags.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

FEU sets record for most 3s with 18, but 42 attempts ‘way too much’

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We relied too much on our offense,” Racela told reporters after FEU’s 87-84 loss. “In the fourth quarter, we didn’t really have to score, we just had to make stops.”READ: NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEUFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Tamaraws eclipsed the previous record set by the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons earlier in the season when they hit 16 triples in a stunning win over the De La Salle Green Archers two months ago.But what stood out for Racela was FEU attempting 42 threes. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Blue Eagles fend off Maroons, close in on UAAP elims sweep Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 “We fell in love with the 3-point shot, 42 attempts is way too much, way too many,” he said. “I told them at the half, the defense will win it for us but it didn’t happen that way in the second half.”FEU wasted a golden opportunity to close in on a Final Four berth and instead will have to take the longer trip to the big dance.READ: FEU ‘lost discipline’ in 4th in loss to Ateneo, says Racela “We were up and we let it slip away and now we made it harder for ourselves we have to win our game against Adamson on Saturday,” Racela said.“It’s getting slimmer but we still have a chance. We just have to win on Saturday with a little help from Ateneo. But there’s nothing we could do but to focus on Saturday. I know this is a devastating loss, but we cannot be too low.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOvershadowed in Far Eastern University’s loss to National University on Wednesday was that the Tamaraws set the UAAP record for most 3-pointers made in a game with 18.Ironically, FEU head coach Olsen Racela thought his team’s record-setting performance also caused its downfall.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook complained that when he was struck in the head during a game, he didn’t receive the same treatment Nurkic did. And Donovan sarcastically said at the time that he “probably didn’t ask Russell to stay down on the court long enough to get it reviewed.”Cousins, meanwhile, said he was aware of how his ejection following contact with Westbrook fit into the Thunder’s own recent history with disputed flagrant fouls.“It shows that Russ is coachable,” Cousins said. “He listens and they got what they’ve been working on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSBack on the throneCousins, who has a history of on-court emotional outbursts that draw a relatively high number of technical fouls, said he knew officials would not give him the benefit of the doubt when they reviewed the play on a video monitor before ejecting him.“I’m DeMarcus. I expected the ejection. I knew,” said Cousins, who was assessed a league-high 18 technical fouls last season.Cousins added that he’s not sure what he can do differently going forward other than “send the refs a Christmas card — I don’t know — the league, too. Send Christmas cards, stuff like that.”The play occurred under the Pelicans’ basket in the third quarter after Cousins had secured a rebound. When Cousins raised his elbows near Westbrook’s face, the Thunder guard went down.It wasn’t clear from replays showed to the crowd whether Cousins caught Westbrook in the head or shoulder, or if the contact was significant. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison The league office reviews such plays before deciding on fines or additional punishment.Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry agreed with Cousins’ comment about rebounding fundamentals, saying that Pelicans coaches also tell their big men to use the positioning of their elbows to help secure rebounds.“I don’t think he had any intent on hurting anyone,” Gentry said. “I don’t think there’s anything that was done from a malicious or intentional standpoint.”Hard contact is not necessarily required for a flagrant-two foul. Only contact deemed “unnecessary and excessive,” according to the NBA rule book, which also employs the term “unsportsmanlike” in the section pertaining to flagrant fouls.In some ways, the play appeared to be an extension of recent Thunder protests about officiating that drew $15,000 fines.Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan all were fined for comments about a flagrant foul called against Carmelo Anthony, whose elbow made contact with Jusuf Nurkic’s head while Anthony was shooting the ball. Nurkic fell demonstratively to the floor and Anthony was ejected.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) elbows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the head, drawing an ejection from the game, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans center DeMarcus Cousins says he was protecting a rebound the way all big men are taught when he was ejected for a flagrant foul during a game against Oklahoma City.Cousins was called for a flagrant-two foul when he raised his right elbow near Thunder guard Russell Westbrook’s head during the third quarter of the Pelicans’ 114-107 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cousins, who did not speak about the play until after Tuesday’s practice, said Westbrook “did a good job of selling” the foul in the way he fell to the floor, holding his head.“It’s crazy. When you start playing the game of basketball as a big man, they tell you, ‘When you get a rebound, keep your elbows high and out,’ you know, to protect the ball from guards coming in stripping,” Cousins said. “All I did was use my fundamentals and I got punished for it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: CSB stays in semis hunt, ends Arellano’s unbeaten streak

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In the first match, Letran also stayed in the semifinals hunt with a gritty 25-21, 25-27, 25-19, 20-25, 15-12 victory over also-ran Emilio Aguinaldo College.Jayme Parin captained the Lady Knights with 18 points, 16 off kills, while Miracle Mendoza pumped two service aces to wound up with 17.Letran rose to 3-4, while the Lady Generals fell to 1-6.Laidesheen Magbanua and Jaylene Lumbo both finished with 17 points in the defeat for EAC.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde picked the best day to come alive, toppling erstwhile unbeaten Arellano University, 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-12, in NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ranya Musa got the job done on defense as five of her team-best 17 points came off blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rachel Austero added 15 markers, while Klarisa Abriam and Marites Pablo combined for 26 points in the upset.The win kept the Lady Blazers alive in the Final Four race as they improved to 4-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJovie Prado held the fort for the Lady Chiefs with 14 points.It was Arellano’s first defeat of the season to drop to 7-1, and its first in 20 games overall dating back to last season. 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Unseeded Filipina Alex Eala rules tennis tilt in France LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

UE, Ateneo clash in UAAP lawn tennis finals

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano AJ Lim, the reigning MVP, led the romp for UE, which extended its perfect run to six games.Apart from Lim, Joshua Kinaadman and Dolfo Barquin also gave their team victories in singles matches while Rogelio Estaño an RJ Saga emerged winners in the doubles event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Eagles, meanwhile, turned to doubles specialists Luke Flores and Erj Gatdula, and AJ Rivero and Julian Dayrit and singles standouts Ino Canlas and Marcen Gonzales to advance into the championship round.Ateneo booked its firs finals trip since 2011. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments UAAP volleyball: La Salle outplays Ateneo for share of 2nd seedcenter_img University of the East and Ateneo arranged a finals showdown after steamrolling separate foes in the UAAP Season 80 men’s lawn tennis Saturday at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.The Red Warriors, who are aiming for their second straight title, beat De La Salle, 4-1, while the Blue Eagles also made quick work of University of the Philippines, 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ But before the title clash, the two powerhouse teams will meet in an all-important championship preview on March 11.UE will earn a twice-to-beat edge in the title round with a victory while a loss will make it a best-of-three finals duel.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

South Koreans express pride, heartbreak after Germany win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Many Seoul residents, including thousands of screaming fans gathered in front of jumbo screens in downtown Gwanghwamun, stayed up late cheering for the team even after it became certain they would not qualify for the round of 16.READ: Germany crashes out of World Cup after 2-0 loss to South KoreaFEATURED 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 crownSouth Korea needed to beat Germany and then have Mexico defeat Sweden to have a chance at advancing from the group stage. But Sweden killed all hope with three unanswered goals that sealed the game midway into the second half in the other Group F finale.After momentarily celebrating their win, South Korean players dropped to the grass, several of them shedding tears, apparently after learning that Mexico lost. 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan But for many fans, beating Germany was as good as a moral victory could get.READ: South Korea ends World Cup with mixed feelings “Honestly, I had no expectations at all, but the players did well as they overcame crisis after crisis to seal the win,” said Lee Shin-young, a 39-year-old office worker in Yongin, near Seoul, who watched from home. “It didn’t look good after two straight losses, but I think we restored some of the pride in Asian soccer by finishing with a win.”Kim Hyun-tae, who was South Korea’s goalkeeper coach for the World Cups in 2002 and 2010, the only times the country made it to the knockout stages, said the win over Germany was crucial because it restored confidence in the future of South Korean soccer.South Korean soccer fans celebrate after South Korea scored the second goal against Germany during their group F World Cup soccer match, at a public viewing venue in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)South Korea has a relatively young core, with key players in their early and mid-20s. They can now build off the counterattacking identity they established during the Germany match, Kim said. In goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who Kim rated as “tremendous,” South Korea may have also found a world-class player who is capable of keeping them in any game.ADVERTISEMENT Milan to appeal 1-year Europa League ban Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “This is how South Korea should always play — build a solid defense first and attack with pace and purpose on the counters,” said Kim, now a scouting director for South Korean club FC Seoul. “It’s so frustrating and mind-boggling that we didn’t play like this against Sweden and Mexico. We needed a miracle entering the Germany match and we nearly pulled it off.”READ: German fans stunned by World Cup eliminationThe next major tournament for South Korea will be the Asian Games in August, where several young players would be chasing a gold medal that would exempt them from military services that are mandatory to able-bodied South Korean males.Following South Korea’s disappointing group-stage elimination from the Brazil World Cup four years ago, angry fans waited at the airport to pelt the players with candy upon their return home. The win against Germany almost assures that the reception would be warmer this time around.“Advancing to the best-of-16 was a long shot in the first place, but beating Germany is still something special,” said Choi Ji-hye, a 40-year-old office worker in Seoul. “The players had been heavily criticized and it would have been painful to live through all that. So it was heartbreaking to see them crying and embracing each other after the match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town South Korean soccer fans react after South Korea won against Germany during their group F World Cup soccer match, at a public viewing venue in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea — South Koreans on Thursday spoke of pride and heartbreak after watching their national soccer team knock off defending champions Germany in the biggest upset of this year’s World Cup, but one that still failed to qualify them for the next round.The dense apartment complexes that shape capital Seoul shook with roars an hour after midnight on Thursday as South Korea scored two stoppage time goals to stun Germany 2-0 in what became both teams’ final match in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Cavs coach Lue to talk LeBron James with Lakers’ Walton

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. D-League: Marinero-TIP takes down leader Che’lu Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gives instructions from the sideline during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says he doesn’t have much to tell Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton about coaching NBA superstar LeBron James.The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that Lue and Walton had a brief chat at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas, and Lue planned to have dinner with Walton and Lakers associate head coach Brian Shaw this week to discuss the challenges of coaching a player of James’s profile.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I’ll just tell them LeBron’s easy,” said Lue, who coached James for the past two and a half seasons in Cleveland before the superstar departed the Ohio team for the Lakers via free agency last month.“People get this whole thing built up like he’s hard to coach. It’s not. LeBron’s not the problem. It’s the outside tension that’s the problem. Just put added pressure immediately on the coaches, on his teammates. Now everything you do is under a microscope … So it’s going to be a totally different change for the Lakers,” Lue said. “They’ll be able to handle it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Lue was an associate head coach with the Cavs from 2014 to 2016 and head coach from January of 2016. James returned to Cleveland from Miami in 2014 and led them to a title in 2016.“LeBron is easy to play with, very unselfish,” Lue said. “LeBron can bring guys along, make sure they’re doing the right thing. It’s going to be good. The outside is what you’ve got to be able to block out.”center_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

first_imgView comments Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo However, there have been plenty of cases of players mobbing referees, wasting time and writhing in exaggerated agony. Swiss broadcaster RTS calculated Neymar spent nearly 14 minutes on the ground in Brazil’s first four games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PLENTY OF GOALSWith just one scoreless draw in 63 games so far, Russia’s World Cup has been far from dull.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’By the time France and Denmark delivered a boring 0-0 draw, 35 games had been played with at least one goal scored, breaking a World Cup record that had stood for 64 years.The tournament averaged 2.58 goals per game through the semifinals, second only to Brazil in 2014 for World Cups this century. France’s Kylian Mbappe arrives on the pitch at the start of the official training session at the eve of the final against Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kylian Mbappe’s breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar’s dives.Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells us about the tournament:ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Modern technology has helped the World Cup’s more modest teams pick the right tactics to frustrate top-class opponents, but there have still been some outstanding goals. Denis Cheryshev’s curling shot for Russia against Croatia and Benjamin Pavard’s swerving strike for France against Argentina are among the highlights.MBAPPE AND El HADARYYoung stars have made a mark, none more than France’s 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.Aging players have set records, too. Goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player ever start in a World Cup game when he lined up in Egypt’s last match against Saudi Arabia aged 45. Mexico veteran Rafael Marquez became the first player picked in a starting 11 at five World Cups.CROATIAN GRITCroatia got to the final the hard way, becoming the first team ever to win three consecutive games in extra time at a World Cup.That added up to 360 minutes of football in the knockout stages, the equivalent of a full game more than France, which also had an extra day to rest for the final.KEEPING IT COOLPerhaps with one eye on the VAR system, players didn’t break the rules so much, but they’ve certainly been bending them.There hasn’t been a single red card for violent conduct, and just four ejections in total. If it stays that way in the last two games, it’ll be the lowest number at the World Cup for 40 years. Compare that with 2006, when 28 reds were issued including four in one game when Portugal beat the Netherlands.center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The record of 5.38 per game from 1954 is unlikely ever to fall without major rule changes. Back then, many teams lagged far behind the best, leading to two 7-0 thrashings and a 9-0 game.KANE’S PENALTIESTeams have scored more goals than usual, but many weren’t particularly noteworthy.The 11 own goals are a record — in part because FIFA has stricter guidelines about attributing deflected shots — while the new Video Assistant Referee system led to an increase in the number of penalties awarded to a record 28, 10 more than the previous mark from 2002. Of those, 21 were converted from the spot.Harry Kane typified the trend in his push to be tournament top scorer. The England captain scored three of his tournament-leading six goals from penalties and two shortly after corner kicks, leaving just a single deflected goal from open play.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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’ MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more