SEA Games: PH Archers pluck bronze out of semis heartache

first_imgMOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano U12 Kaya FC advances to last 32 in Gothia Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her “But we are happy with bronze, hopefully tomorrow we will win gold in mixed,” said the 30-year-old Dela Cruz.The top scorer in individual and team events will automatically be entered in Friday’s mixed compound.The women’s compound team of Amaya Paz-Cojuangco, Abbigail Tindugan and Jennifer Chan dropped in the eliminations against Thailand, 222-215.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Starting off hot with a 236-214 win over Myanmar in the eliminations, the Filipinos all of a sudden went cold in the semifinals, turning in 227 points against Singapore’s 233.READ: Dela Cruz gives PH a bronze medal in archeryFEATURED 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’“That happens, when suddenly the opponent shoots very well,” said Dela Cruz who on Wednesday won bronze in individual category.But Yap rued the fact that the Philippines’ 236 showing in eliminations — the highest score of the day — suddenly turned sour in the semis. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES PH Archery Team gets second bronze medal in the SEA Games. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine men’s archery team bucked a heartbreaking defeat in the semifinals to salvage a bronze medal Thursday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at Synthetic Turf Field in KL Sports City here.The trio of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Benjamin Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz destroyed Vietnam, 233-230, in the bronze medal match to clinch the country’s second bronze in compound events.ADVERTISEMENT “That (PH semis score) was the lowest score for us even in practice,” said Yap who owns the Benel Archery Club in Mandaluyong.Still, the team managed to cut its losses and destroyed the Vienamese after coming perfect in the final two ends.Vietnamese were even led by last SEAG’s gold winner Nguyen Tien Cuong but just could not find their range.“I didn’t expect they (Vietnamese) would shot like that in the bronze medal match,” said Yap.READ: Seeking more golds, Cojuangco balances archery and familyADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Kanter believes Westbrook will stay in OKC

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LeBron James ‘would love’ to have Dwyane Wade in Cleveland Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kanter said Monday at the Knicks media day that he believes Westbrook will sign a contract extension worth more than $200 million, rather than become a free agent next summer.The new Knicks center says Westbrook told him how much he loves Oklahoma City and how much he sees Oklahoma City like his family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogKanter adds: “So I think, I feel like he’s going to sign with them. I mean, that’s his legacy. That’s his team and he’s not going to leave his legacy behind.”Kanter dined with Westbrook and Thunder center Steven Adams on Saturday after the Thunder agreed to trade him to New York in the deal to acquire Carmelo Anthony. The native of Turkey joked that his former teammates told him to be careful in New York, and to watch out for the media. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 28: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates with Enes Kanter #11 against the New York Knicks during the second half at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2016 in New York City. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPEnes Kanter had dinner with Russell Westbrook the night he learned he was traded.Kanter doesn’t think his former teammate will be following him out of Oklahoma City anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Heat bracing to be without Whiteside for several games

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rookie Bam Adebayo is now the starting center in Whiteside’s place. Adebayo goes into Friday night’s game against Charlotte having shot 11 for 12 in his last two games, playing bigger-than-usual minutes because of Whiteside’s injury.“I like the progress,” Spoelstra said. “It’s hard not to see the progress that Bam is making.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pelicans’ Davis fined for outburst that triggered ejection MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Only time will tell,” Whiteside said. “Hopefully the next couple weeks I can just rest and get healthy. … I’m going to sit down and let my teammates take it over from here and just cheer as much as I can from the sideline for them.”He got the first bruise on Oct. 18 in the season-opener at Orlando and missed the next five games. The second bruise occurred in a win over Boston on Nov. 22, and Whiteside played an average of 22 minutes — well below his usual — in the three games that followed while dealing with pain. He sat out Wednesday’s loss in New York, and could miss at least six more games if his couple-weeks estimate proves correct.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think he feels much better, and so do we, just that he now knows exactly what it is,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We can move forward from there.”Whiteside is averaging 14.9 points and 12.7 rebounds per game this season for Miami. He ranks eighth in the NBA in field-goal percentage (.581), third in rebounds per game and ninth in blocked shots per game. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) dribbles against Minnesota Timberwolves center Taj Gibson (67) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)MIAMI — Hassan Whiteside walked out of the Miami Heat locker room Friday with a brace on his left knee, and without any idea when he’ll be back on the floor.The NBA’s reigning rebounding champion will miss at least a week — possibly much more — with another bone bruise in his knee. It’s the second time he’s had a bruise on that knee this season, and Whiteside said he doesn’t plan to resume playing until the knee is fully healed.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum destroys AMA by 24

first_imgPBA IMAGESShowing no signs of slowing down, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum waylaid AMA Online Education, 109-85, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu led the balanced attack for the Jawbreakers with 17 points, including a rim-rattling dunk over Andre Paras with 2:44 remaining to punctuate the victory, along with 10 rebounds, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Quarters: 31-19, 61-39, 81-64, 109-85.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES CJ Perez was also one of the seven players who notched double figures in scoring with 15 markers, 14 boards, and five dimes.Wilson Baltazar pumped three treys to wound up with 13 points, Jaycee Marcelino, MJ Ayaay, and Ralph Tansingco all logged 12 points, and Jayvee Marcelino got 11 in the comfortable victory for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter gaining back-to-back wins after losing their conference-opener, Jawbreakers coach Topex Robinson praised his wards for sustaining their frenetic pace.“Again, we want to keep on sustaining the energy. We want to change the way the D-League will be played,” he said. “They have to keep up to us rather than us keeping up with the rest of the D-League.” Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases The win also allowed Zark’s to surpass its paltry showing in the 2017 Foundation Cup, where it finished 1-9.The Jawbreakers ran to a 15-6 opening salvo and kept their foot on the pedal en route to a 27-point advantage, 109-82, late in the game.Genmar Bragais held the fort for the winless Titans (0-2) with a game-high 29 points and nine rebounds, while Michael Cañete got 22 markers and seven boards.The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 109 — Nzeusseu 17, Perez 15, Baltazar 13, Ayaay 12, Jc. Marcelino 12, Tansingco 12, Jv. Marcelino 11, Serrano 5, Cinco 4, Ibañez 4, Marata 4, Liwag 0, Santos 0.AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 85 — Bragais 29, Cañete 22, Manalang 10, Escalambre 8, Casiño 5, Porter 5, Paras 4, Parcero 2, Antonares 0, Garcia 0, Raflores 0, Salonga 0.ADVERTISEMENT Marcial brings experience, demeanor to PBA Commissioner’s Office OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Trainer Jimenez knows Jerwin can do better

first_imgLATEST STORIES Pressed for an explanation, the 45-year-old former Navyman and amateur boxer said he felt Ancajas was slower than expected.“From what I saw, he seemed slow,” said Jimenez. “Especially in the early rounds. Maybe because this fight happened earlier than usual.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAncajas’ previous title defense was on Nov. 18 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he stopped Irish Jamie Conlan in six rounds.Jimenez thinks the ideal space should be at least five months to give the body time to fully recover. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Corpus Christi, Texas—While the whole world saw Jerwin Ancajas put on a stellar performance Saturday night, his trainer, Joven Jimenez, begs to differ.Asked to rate Ancajas’ 10th round knockout of Mexican challenger Israel Gonzalez in their duel for the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title, Jimenez said it was worth just a seven.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed San Miguel-Alab coasts to 8th win Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Despite Ancajas scoring a flash knockdown in the first round, Jimenez noticed that his legs were far from bouncy—which startled him considering that Ancajas told him that he was in better form than when he fought Conlan.“That’s why I ordered him not to go for the knockout and stick to 1-2 combinations. Only in the later rounds that I allowed him to use 2-3-4 combinations,” Jimenez said.Fact is, Jimenez instructed Ancajas to ease up a bit in the 10th round, but the opportunity presented itself.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Colombian-born Vargas, a former North American champion, had already been put down himself when he stunned Khan and the capacity crowd.But, with potential next opponent Kell Brook watching at ringside, Khan recovered on his stool, came out and floored Vargas again.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’The 31-year-old Khan (33-4), a former world super lightweight champion, was unable to finish the job and eventually had to settle for a unanimous points victory from the grueling fight.Vargas’ record dropped to 29-4 plus two draws. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Amir Khan, left, knocks down Samuel Vargas in action during their welterweight contest at Arena Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)BIRMINGHAM, England — English welterweight Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to continue his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday.In his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, Khan was knocked to the floor in the final seconds of the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams’ US Open implosionscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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

San Miguel Beer offers Brian Heruela, David Semerad, 1st round picks for embattled Terrence Romeo

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio on Robert Bolick: ‘The kid’s a winner and we need a winner’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew This time around, San Miguel is planning to trade bench players David Semerad, Brian Heruela, a 2019 first round pick, and a 2021 first round pick for the beleaguered Romeo.San Miguel head coach Leo Austria kept mum on the subject but he did say that everybody deserves a second chance and that includes Romeo.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“As a player, we’ll start with his good traits and Terrence played for Gilas,” said Austria in Filipino Sunday at Robinson’s Manila. “He’s one of the most admired players.”“Everyone can change and his talent will always be there.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Guard Terrence Romeo sits on the TNT bench during a game against Phoenix. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel didn’t take anyone’s draft picks in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft but it did set a plan to acquire the polarizing Terrence Romeo from TNT.The Beermen traded away role players Jay-R Reyes, Ronald Tubid, Rashawn McCarthy, and their 2019 first round pick for the Columbian franchise’s first overall pick in the 2017 Draft that turned out to be Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s been a rough few months for Romeo, who was slapped with a three-game suspension for his participation in the Philippines-Australia brawl in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in July and was also involved in a scuffle also in the same month where his group got into an altercation with bar patrons in Quezon City.The spitfire guard has also reportedly gone AWOL from the KaTropa for several days now though, TNT head coach Bong Ravena downplayed the news, saying Romeo’s only recovering from flu.Nonetheless, Romeo is still considered to be of the best guards in the PBA, having won the scoring title from 2015 until 2017.“Any team will surely need his talent,” said Austria.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

Wrestler’s attorney suggests haircut due to ref’s tardiness

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Dominic Speziali issued a statement Monday in which Andrew Johnson’s parents said Maloney didn’t attend the weigh-in that day. They also say that when Maloney evaluated the teen before the match, he didn’t raise any issues with the length of his hair or the need to wear a head covering.Maloney didn’t respond to a request for comment Monday. The organization that oversees the state’s high school athletics announced Saturday that he won’t be assigned to any matches until the incident is reviewed.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 ChrissMichael Cherenson, spokesman for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, said the organization had reached out to groups that assign referees “and they’ve all agreed” not to assign Alan Maloney to any event until further noticeAn SNJ Today reporter tweeted a video of Johnson getting his hair cut. The video was shared widely on social media, with users calling the incident “racist,” ″cruel” and “humiliating.” In the statement issued Monday, Johnson’s parents also thanked those who have shown support for their son.“Andrew has been deeply moved by the thunderous outpouring of unsolicited support — including from an Olympic wrestler, leading civil rights advocates and elected officials — after the shocking pre-match ultimatum,” the statement said.“Wrestling has taught Andrew to be resilient in the face of adversity. As we move forward, we are comforted by both the strength of Andrew’s character and the support he’s received from the community. We will do all that we can to make sure that no student-athlete is forced to endure what Andrew experienced.” MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2018, file image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match in Buena, N.J., after a referee told Johnson he would forfeit his bout if he didn’t have his dreadlocks cut off. A lawyer for Johnson is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)BUENA, N.J. — A lawyer for a high school wrestler whose dreadlocks were cut off after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit minutes before his match is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness.Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, but referee Alan Maloney, who is white, said that wouldn’t do. Johnson won Wednesday’s match but appeared visibly distraught.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets sign free agent guard Austin Rivers SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending 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 ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

‘Big Four’ still Grand Slam stars to beat, insists Novak Djokovic

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2018 in Abu Dhabi, on December 29, 2018. – Djokovic won a fourth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title, coming back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)World number one Novak Djokovic said Monday that tennis’ big four — himself, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray — were still the favorites to win Grand Slam titles in 2019.Despite a combination of age, injury and long-held prediction of a new generation of stars about to burst through, Djokovic insisted the four veterans remained the players to beat.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I think if we are healthy and playing well, the four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams,” said Djokovic in Doha, ahead of playing in his season-opener, the Qatar Open.Djokovic is the favorite to dominate in 2019, having finished last season so strongly, overcoming an injury-hit start to the year to claim the Wimbledon and US Open titles.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 ChrissThe 31-year-old also rose from world number 22 to number one, becoming the oldest ever player to finish the year as the highest ranked player in the world.His rivals, especially Nadal and Murray, are still battling back to full fitness, increasing the chances that the Serbian could add to his 14 Grand Slam titles. 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 world number eight admitted it was time for the next generation to step up.“All the guys who won Slams in previous years are on tour, so it will be very tough,” Thiem said.“Yes, there are four chances for us… and we are very pumped to take one Grand Slam and maybe it is going to happen this year.”Djokovic won a Qatar Open doubles match on Monday, partnering his brother Marko.He begins his quest for a third Doha singles title on Tuesday against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina.In Doha, his main challenge is likely to come from Thiem and Karen Khachanov who ended Djokovic’s 22-match winning streak in November.Khachanov starts against three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka.“I’m happy, I’m fit, I’m ready for the season and I’m looking forward to starting it,” said Swiss star Wawrinka.On Monday, there were wins for Thomas Berdych, the Czech beating Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) and Russia’s Andrey Rublev against Italy’s Andreas Seppi, 7-5, 6-1. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk One more major win and he will overtake Pete Sampras to become third on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners. Only Federer (20) and Nadal (17) have more.Since and including 2010, the “Big Four” have won 32 Grand Slams between them, with Djokovic top of that list with 13 of his titles coming in the current decade.Djokovic though insisted that “the next generation is already there” and singled out Germany’s world number four Alexander Zverev, Croatia’s Borna Coric, number 12 and Greece’s number 15 Stefano Tsitsipas as the main threats.“It’s a matter of time when we will see some of them competing in the last stages of Grand Slams,” he added.Another of those who might challenge the usual suspects is Austria’s Dominic Thiem, who is also in Doha, and the number two seed after the Serb.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LOOK: Manny Pacquiao rings in new year with 10 rounds of mitts, roadwork Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Knicks snap 8-game skid with win over Lakers

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ The Knicks rolled early, scoring 39 points in the first quarter and jumping to a 17-point lead early in the second with Hardaway’s offense and strong defense. The Lakers are struggling for offensive cohesiveness without James, as might be expected, but Caldwell-Pope and Lonzo Ball hit three 3-pointers apiece in the first half to keep it close.TIP-INSKnicks: Frank Ntilikina played only briefly in the first half before injuring his ankle and sitting out the rest of the game. … Rookie Mitchell Robinson missed his ninth straight game with a sprained left ankle. Coach David Fizdale says they’re being cautious with his recovery.Lakers: Kuzma was hurt in LA’s loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Kuzma stayed home from Staples Center for this game, but coach Luke Walton is hopeful the forward will feel good enough to participate on their upcoming two-game road trip. … Michael Beasley returned from a 13-game absence and scored six points in his first appearance since Dec. 7. The former Knicks forward has been away frequently during his first season with the Lakers to be with his mother, who died of cancer last month.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT The Lakers dropped to 1-4 without LeBron James, who is sidelined with a left groin strain. Los Angeles also played without second-leading scorer Kyle Kuzma, who has a bruised back.New York capitalized on the Lakers’ injuries to earn just its second win in 15 games.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 ChrissThe Knicks took the lead for good on Kevin Knox’s free throws with 3:45 left, and Kanter came up with two big baskets in the final minute. Seven players scored in double figures for New York, including 10 points in the fourth quarter from Mario Hezonja, who hadn’t played significant minutes in 2 ½ weeks.Brandon Ingram scored 21 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 for the Lakers, who forced only two turnovers in the second half and struggled for consistent offense. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Knicks: At Trail Blazers on Monday.Lakers: At Timberwolves on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bucks roll in Mike Budenholzer’s 1st game vs Hawks New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh, front, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Trey Burke added 16 and the New York Knicks snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 119-112 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.Emmanuel Mudiay had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Knicks, who blew an early 17-point lead before rallying from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Enes Kanter scored eight of his 16 points down the stretch as the Knicks pulled away, ending their first win since Dec. 14 on an 11-3 run.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more