Ilocos, Stallion draw, still winless

first_imgEnd 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ Team PH faces tougher odds IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Ilocos United and Stallion Laguna remained in search of a first victory after battling to a 1-1 stalemate last Sunday in a Philippines Football League clash that was cut short by poor pitch conditions at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.The match was called off at halftime due to deteriorating conditions of the field caused by heavy rains.ADVERTISEMENT Fil Nigerian striker Chima Uzoka gave Ilocos the lead before Stallion equalized through Jess Melliza as the two clubs picked up a point for the draw.The result meant the two clubs remain in the bottom of the table with Stallion in seventh with four points, a point ahead of cellar-dweller Ilocos.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’Stallion resumes its search for a first win when it visits JPV Marikina on Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium, while Ilocos travels to Metro Manila to face Kaya at University of Makati in the first of back-to-back matches against the Makati club. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradelast_img read more

Romeo confident ‘hardworking’ Gilas young guys will perform well

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Rio’s Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson At 25, though, Romeo, isn’t really that old compared to these guys and he relishes the chance to represent the country in what would be his second straight appearance in the continental tournament.“I’m happy. We’ll have another chance to represent the country so we’re thankful to coach Chot (Reyes) for the trust, as well as the management,” he said. “We vow to give our best and I can promise that I’ll do everything I could to help the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo believes that 2017 Jones Cup experience will be a huge asset for the cadets as they join the veterans in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup this August.“The experience is already there for them and I’m sure that they can perform well in this coming tournament,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Roger Pogoy, all of whom were part of the 2017 Seaba Championship squad, were retained for the Asian championships.Also tabbe d in the roster were hardworking forward Carl Bryan Cruz and Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, who will replace Andray Blatche as the team’s naturalized player for the tournament.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’With Gilas resuming practice on Thursday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig, Romeo could only heap praises with the effort he saw from the young guns.“They are all hardworking and are focused on what they are doing. I can see that they can play good in this Fiba Asia,” he said. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Perpetual snaps skid with gutsy OT win over Letran

first_imgView comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alora determined to finally beat Cambodian rival if they meet in AIMAG Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It was a heartbreaking defeat for Letran, which had to fight back from a 75-72 deficit at the 14.2 second mark of regulation before Bong Quinto banged in the game-tying triple with 4.4 seconds to spare to tie the game at 75.JP Calvo paced the Knights with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Quinto got 15 markers, six boards, and two dimes before fouling out at the 1:43 mark of the extra period.Nambatac also got 15 points, 12 rebounds, and two assists in the defeat, which sent Letran down to 5-5.The Scores:PERPETUAL 88 – Eze 21, Dagangon 21, Ylagan 18, Coronel 10, Pido 9, Cabiltes 4, Hao 3, Yuhico 2, Mangalino 0, Sadiwa 0, Clemente 0, Lucente 0, Tamayo 0.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 A costly, catty dispute finally settled The lanky forward drilled two crucial jumpers over Rey Nambatac to push his side from a 77-all deadlock to an 82-77 advantage with 3:01 left in OT, and stifled the Knights’ late rally as he blocked Nambatac in the final minute before AJ Coronel put the game out of reach with his freebies.Dagangon finished with 21 markers, five boards, three assists, and two blocks in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGJ Ylagan chimed in 18 points and three rebounds, while Coronel added 10 markers, four boards, three dimes, and three steals.“We play with no pressure. We’re free-wheeling, no one’s hesitant, especially on offense. We had some lapses, but at least, we survived it in the overtime period,” said Gican, as the Altas improved to 4-6. Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LETRAN 82 – Calvo 21, Quinto 15, Nambatac 15, Vacaro 9, Balanza 8, Taladua 7, Bernabe 3, Mandreza 2, Gedaria 2, Pamulaklakin 0, Balagasay 0, De Villa 0, Caralipio 0, Pascual 0.Quarters: 18-12, 32-33, 57-52, 75-75, 88-82. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFinally playing with a sense of urgency, Perpetual weathered a mighty challenge from Letran and came away with an 88-82 overtime victory Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.MVP frontrunner Prince Eze showed his worth with 21 points and 19 rebounds, but it was Gab Dagangon who came up with the big shots in extra time to salvage the Altas.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

‘Big Ben’ asserts might

first_imgView comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny FEU, Ateneo gain finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Ben Mbala. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle may have lost its first match this season to fierce rival Ateneo, but it still has the UAAP’s top player in Cameroonian Ben Mbala, who looks poised to repeat as the league’s Most Valuable Player.Mbala ended the first round as the runaway leader of the MVP race with 98.0 statistical points after averaging 30.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1.2 steals in five games.ADVERTISEMENT The Archers, though, are just 3-2 with Mbala in the lineup after their 75-76 loss to the Blue Eagles on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena, capping a roller coaster first-round campaign.But more than individual glory, Mbala knows the Archers have their work cut out for them in their bid for back-to-back titles.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 still have a lot of time to work on our game, our team chemistry especially on defense,” said Mbala, who missed the first two games of the season as he represented Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket won by Tunisia.Instrumental in Ateneo’s unbeaten start this season, forward Thirdy Ravena is a far second to Mbala after picking up 66.0 SPs. Ravena, younger brother of former UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena, averaged 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists.Other top performers are Adamson center Papi Sarr (65.17 SPs), NU guard J-Jay Alejandro (62.71 SPs) and UE’s Alvin Pasaol (61.0 SPs).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 awardlast_img read more

Onwubere bids EAC goodbye on a winning note

first_imgWATCH: Nike honors LeBron’s 15th NBA season with powerful ad Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I will miss this all. The crowd, the fans, the drums. I will really miss all of this,” said Onwubere, who netted 18.06 points, 12.38 rebounds, 2.88 assists, and 1.56 blocks in his fifth and final year to lead EAC to a 7-11 record.The triumph was a fitting farewell for Onwubere, who could arguably be the most successful product of the EAC basketball program of this era.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThough injuries held the Generals back from accomplishing their target, the 23-year-old was happy that the Generals eclipsed their record this season from last year.“Our focus this season was really to make it there. But at least, we improved our record from last year,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Sidney Onwubere. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonSidney Onwubere struggled to hold back his tears as he looked around Filoil Flying V Centre and soaked in the moment after Emilio Aguinaldo College survived a gallant stand from Perpetual, 83-81, on Tuesday.Though the Generals failed to reach their goal of making it to the Final Four, the Fil-Nigerian forward got what he wanted — a win to cap off his collegiate career.ADVERTISEMENT Onwubere is also hoping that the ones that will be left in the auspices of EAC will draw inspiration for what he did in his eight-year stay in San Marcelino.“I always tell them that it’s all about the hard work. I always tell them that the only way we can catch up to the ones above us will be through hard work,” he said. “I’m very grateful for the EAC community and I hope that this campaign will help the guys for the next year.”Onwubere now gears up for a new challenge in his career as he is set to enter the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

PBA: Pogoy is Rookie of the Year, Ross the Most Improved player

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT’s Roger Ray Pogoy was recognized as the top rookie of the 2017 PBA Season during the Leo Awards on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Pogoy edged Phoenix’ Matthew Wright, Kia’s Reden Celda, Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer and Star’s Jio Jalalon the Rookie of the Year award.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ San Miguel star guard Chris Ross was named the Most Improved Player of the season.The star guard won the Finals MVP in the All-Filipino Cup and bagged the Best Player plum in the Commissioner’s Cup to lead the Beermen to two titles this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeanwhile, Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Ross, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood, Jalalon completed the all-defensive team.The Samboy Lim sportsmanship award went to Norwood. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nadal expects to be fit to play in Acapulco this month

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases FILE – This is a Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 file photo of Spain’s Rafael Nadal hits a forehand return to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Nadal said Monday Feb. 5, 2018 that he is recovering well from the muscle injury that forced him to retire in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open last month. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill/ File)MADRID — Rafael Nadal says he is on track to returning to the ATP Tour in Acapulco this month.The top-ranked Nadal says on Monday he is recovering well from the left leg muscle injury that forced him to retire in the Australian Open quarterfinals last month. He was in the fifth set against Marin Cilic.ADVERTISEMENT Disgraced USA Gymnastics doc sentenced to another 40-125 years 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 LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nadal says he is undergoing intensive treatment to make sure he is fit to play in the Mexico tournament which starts on Feb. 26.Nadal was in Madrid to inaugurate a sports medicine clinic dedicated to tennis.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 folk Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

First base

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Emotions heightened in the first game with the outcome already decided as Jericho Cruz planted an elbow on the nape of Arwind Santos, who earlier pushed the TNT guard in a fast-break play.Santos was thrown out for getting a second technical while Cruz was sent to the bench for the flagrant foul.In the Final Four, San Miguel will face either Ginebra or Rain or Shine while Magnolia will take on the winner between the NLEX-Alaska setto.Ginebra and NLEX will try to sweep their best-of-three quarterfinal series on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FIRST GAME SCORES:ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Though the Beermen saw spectacular performances from Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter, Fajardo remained as the focal point of San Miguel’s bid to defend its crown.On track to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference award, Fajardo pulled down 11 rebounds and had 35 points on 15 of 19 shooting, including the last two decisive field goals of the Beermen that doused the KaTropa rally.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 folkIn the nightcap, Magnolia had to overhaul a 20-point deficit before joining its sister team  in the next round.Mark Barroca not only sizzled from the field but also made life difficult for the high-scoring Terrence Romeo to help lift the Hotshots to a come-from-behind 86-79 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Read Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 awardcenter_img June Mar Fajardo has established himself as a certified defensive nightmare for any team.The four-time Most Valuable Player again sowed terror in the paint, carrying the San Miguel Beermen to the semifinals of the Philippine Cup with a forceful 106-93 win over the TNT Ka-Tropa on Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cojuangco, Vargas end hostilities SAN MIGUEL 106—Fajardo 35, Lassiter 20, Santos 15, Ross 13, Cabagnot 8, Heruela 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, De Ocampo 3, Pessumal 2, Espinas 1.TNT 93—Castro 19, Rosario 19, Pogoy 17, A. Semerad 16, Williams 15, Cruz 3, Torres 2, Garcia 2, Tautuaa 0, Paredes 0, Carey 0, Reyes 0.Quarters: 31-23, 52-44, 77-72, 106-93 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View commentslast_img read more

Pao Javelona gets call up from GlobalPort

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC His entry bolsters a gutted Batang Pier backcourt rotation which depended heavily on scorers Stanley Pringle and Jonathan Grey.Javelona will be the latest to join GlobalPort’s hard-knocks guard collection, which already features Nico Elorde, Michael Juico, and Jeff Viernes. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeaguePao Javelona is taking his act back to the PBA.The stingy defender earned his return ticket to the pro league after his stellar play with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in its championship run in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud02:14Carpio 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ FEU escapes JRU to stay perfect in Filoil Preseason cup Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Team manager Bonnie Tan confirmed that GlobalPort signed the 6-foot guard for the remainder of the season.Javelona, 25, was drafted in the third round of the 2016 PBA Draft by Phoenix but was the final cut from the team’s roster for that season.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 crownAfer that, the former NU Bulldog played for Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League before  taking his act to the ABL this past season.Javelona averaged 4.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 12.2 minutes in the regional league, but upped his game in the playoffs and helped San Miguel Alab Pilipinas win the title over five hard-fought games against Mono Vampire of Thailand. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Raptors’ Casey on hot seat after third playoff loss to Cavs

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lowry called LeBron “one of the greatest players to ever play the game.”Despite his disappointment, DeRozan said he won’t shy away from the challenge of facing James.“As a competitor, we want to go up against that because the story is sweeter once you dethrone a great,” DeRozan said.Unfortunately for the Raptors, they’re still looking for a way to unseat King James.Here are some other things to watch as the offseason begins:BENCHEDToronto’s deep bench was held in check by Cleveland, which made sure to match LeBron against the Raptors’ reserves.“We pretty much shredded almost every bench in the NBA throughout the regular season,” VanVleet said. “We just didn’t get it done in the playoffs. Kind of true to our team in terms of underperforming when it mattered the most.”PAINFUL PLAYOFFSVanVleet, who injured his right shoulder in the regular-season finale and missed most of the first round, admitted he dealt with lingering pain throughout the playoffs. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ View comments Baptism of fire Toronto’s postseason fizzled out against a familiar foe on Monday night when James and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off back-to-back second-round sweeps of Toronto. It’s the third straight year the Cavs have bounced the Raptors from the playoffs.After a franchise-record 59 wins, good for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, it was as tough a defeat as DeRozan has endured.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 crown“This is probably the toughest, most frustrating, difficult, lowest feeling I’ve had,” DeRozan said Tuesday. “You get to that point where you’re standing firm through everything and you feel like you can’t get knocked down again, and you realize you do get knocked back down again. It’s kind of the worst feeling.”Teammate Kyle Lowry was equally gloomy, calling it a “wasted year” in spite of Toronto’s historic achievements. Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gestures against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)TORONTO — To DeMar DeRozan, regular-season and playoff basketball are as different as checkers and chess.In LeBron James, DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors keep running into the ultimate grandmaster. Their inability to beat him might force coach Dwane Casey into a cruel checkmate.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “I’ve been lying to myself for the last two, three weeks just because I had plans on playing into June,” VanVleet said. “It was something I just got accustomed to.”VanVleet plans to visit a specialist in New York City within the next week to ensure his playoff minutes didn’t cause further damage to his shoulder.FRED’S FUTUREA restricted free agent this summer, VanVleet said he’d be happy to remain a Raptor.“I love it here,” he said. “This is the place that gave me a chance, gave me an opportunity. I’m a loyal guy, I always have been. Hopefully things work out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto’s deepest playoff run came in 2016 when it lost to the eventual-champion Cavaliers in a six-game Eastern Conference Finals.Neither Casey nor team president Masai Ujiri spoke to reporters Tuesday. Ujiri is expected to speak later this week, but no date has been set.On Monday, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said it would be “absurd” for the Raptors to fire Casey.Neither Lowry nor DeRozan directly endorsed Casey on Tuesday, but both spoke glowingly about their coach.“All of my success, I have to credit Casey,” DeRozan said. “No matter what, I’m always going to have the utmost respect when it comes to coach Casey.”Lowry acknowledged he and Casey have clashed over the years, but said he’s “always believed in him.”“He’s one of the best coaches out there,” Lowry said.Lowry said he was frustrated the Raptors let the Cavs get “way too comfortable” after Cleveland entered the second round worn down by a tough, seven-game series against Indiana.“We weren’t ready to be as physical as we needed to be,” Lowry said. “We did a great job in the regular season, but playoffs are just different.”James is different, too, a generational talent who has represented the Eastern Conference in seven straight NBA Finals and is now one round away from reaching his eighth. 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Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “We felt like we could possibly make the NBA Finals,” Lowry said. “That was our goal.”The series slipped away after a Game 1 loss in which the Raptors coughed up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, missed multiple potential winning baskets, and lost 113-112 in overtime.Toronto nearly rallied to win Game 3, but James banked in a remarkable tie-breaking basket at the buzzer.“There was opportunity there, we just didn’t seize it,” guard Fred VanVleet said. “These playoffs will be in the back of our minds all summer.”Casey has coached Toronto since 2011, leading the team to five straight playoff appearances and three consecutive 50-win seasons. The Raptors have set franchise-record win totals in three of the past four years and finished atop the East for the first time this year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more