LaVar Ball tells ESPN Walton has lost Lakers; coaches react

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LaVar Ball made the comments in Lithuania, where Lonzo Ball’s two younger brothers — LiAngelo Ball, 19, and LaMelo Ball, 16 — are now part of a team called BC Prienu Vytautas. LiAngelo Ball left UCLA after getting suspended and arrested for shoplifting during the Bruins’ season-opening trip to China in November, and LaMelo Ball was removed from Chino Hills High in California so he could join the Lithuanian club.Calling out Walton is just the latest in an ongoing series of sagas.LaVar Ball has made headlines in the past for, among many other things, insisting that no other team should draft Lonzo Ball except the Lakers, placing a $495 price tag on the sneakers offered by his Big Baller Brand clothing line, saying he could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 and getting into a rift with President Donald Trump over how LiAngelo Ball was ultimately allowed to return to the U.S. following his shoplifting issue in China.LaVar Ball’s comments on Walton overshadowed many other storylines in the same piece, including his prediction that LiAngelo Ball will play for the Lakers next season — and that LeBron James will leave Cleveland and join them.“Get rid of everybody,” LaVar Ball told ESPN. “Give him LeBron and Gelo. You got a 2 and a 3. And it’s a win. It’s a wrap.”Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, whose team was in Dallas to face the Mavericks and Carlisle on Sunday, suggested that LaVar Ball doesn’t know enough about the inner workings of NBA locker rooms to make conclusions on the coaching process.“Nobody’s with these guys every day and when they have comments on teams, chemistry, that kind of stuff, they don’t really know what’s going on in the overall picture,” Hornacek said. “Yeah, there probably shouldn’t be many comments from outside.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard has partial tear in left shoulder Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carlisle, the National Basketball Coaches Association president, called the article “a disgrace” and LaVar Ball’s words an “ignorant distraction.”“ESPN is an NBA partner, and they’ve been a great one,” Carlisle said. “Part of that partnership is the coaches do a lot of things to help them with access, interviews, all those kinds of things, and in exchange for that, they should back up the coaches. Printing an article where the father of an NBA player has an opinion that’s printed as anything legitimate erodes trust. It erodes the trust that we built with ESPN, and our coaches are upset.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“Luke Walton does not deserve that,” Carlisle added.The Lakers were playing host to Atlanta on Sunday night, going into the game on a nine-game losing streak. At the team’s morning shootaround, Walton said he is certain that he has the support of the Lakers’ front office and that he was mostly concerned that Lonzo Ball could be adversely affected by his father’s comments. “It doesn’t bother me,” Walton said. “My only concern with any of it is for Zo. As long as Zo is fine with it and Zo can come in and play and it doesn’t affect mine and his relationship, then it doesn’t bother me at all.”Walton said before the game that some coaches have reached out to him after the comments.“They’re all on the same idea of it’s our job as coaches to coach our teams and not be concerned with parents and what other people outside the organization think,” Walton said. “A lot of them have shown their support as far as they know what it’s like coaching young teams and from what they see, how hard our group plays, just like I do.”Lonzo Ball did not seem affected one way or another.“He’s going to speak his mind,” Lonzo Ball said of his father. “He’s not going to change.”ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily Sunday after LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton.Ball, the outspoken father of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, made his latest outlandish statement to ESPN for a story published Sunday. He said Walton is too young to coach and “has no control” of the team — comments that Walton said didn’t bother him, but ones that clearly angered some of his NBA coaching colleagues.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Kerber positive after narrow semifinal loss to Halep

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Hyeon Chung’s profile on rise with Aussie Open breakthrough Germany’s Angelique Kerber rests on the court after winning a point against Romania’s Simona Halep during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — No shame. It’s the simple summary of Angelique Kerber’s bid for a second Australian Open women’s singles title.Kerber’s competitive qualities almost compensated for that sinking feeling after succumbing 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 to top-seeded Simona Halep in a gripping semifinal struggle.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Looking back if someone told me I would win so many matches, win a title and get to the semifinals here, I will take all the positive things from the last few weeks and keep looking forward,” she said. “I can play big matches in front of big crowds and my heart is there and I’m enjoying every moment.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ View comments Such was Kerber’s zest to keep the match alive that she eventually saved 13 of 22 break points on serve. She took advantage of every one of her seven breakpoint opportunities, including three in the third set, to maintain the pressure. And she made 16 fewer unforced errors. But the crushing weight of serving second in the tense third set just to stay alive eventually took its toll.While Kerber rued the two squandered match points when serving for the match at 6-5, it seems she’s back on track after the 2017 form slump when she reached only one singles final and slid from No. 1 to a year-end No. 21 ranking.Of those match points, Kerber said: “She played good, I could do nothing. I tried my best in the moment and she won those points.”It was Kerber’s first loss after a string of 14 singles victories in Australia this month — four at the Hopman Cup in Perth, five to sweep to the title at the Sydney International and five in the impressive run to the last four in Melbourne.She was the last major winner still in contention in the women’s draw after she beat Maria Sharapova in the third round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 2016 champion didn’t lose the match — she forced Halep to win it after a gritty comeback so nearly launched the German lefthander into another Saturday night final at Melbourne Park.And this comeback after being down a set and a break wasn’t manufactured against some ranking underling. It was a sustained counter-offensive against the No. 1-player seemingly in total control of the contest.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“My heart was on the court, that’s the most important thing for me,” Kerber said. “Of course, I’m a little bit sad, but I’ll go with a good feeling back home.”Even when Halep served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, Kerber refused to yield and then saved two match points on serve in the 10th game to level the heavy-hitting duel. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Self-proclaimed ‘icon’ Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

first_imgAdam Rippon of the United States reacts following his performance in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on.Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final skate of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday. He finished 10th, a fine result for a 28-year-old who was never expected to medal against a field populated by younger, higher-flying competition.ADVERTISEMENT How does he feel about that?“Well, you know, on the spectrum from Reese Witherspoon to Elmo, I’m like excited at about, like, a Meryl Streep,” he told NBC this week. “Does that make sense?”Those around him say the buzzy one-liners aren’t an act. Fellow American skater Ashley Wagner said this week that “he’s like this 24/7. It’s exhausting.”A taste of Rippon’s best work just from Saturday:—On his plans for the rest of the Olympics: “I’m probably going to have like a stiff drink later.”—On the Olympic spotlight: “Sometimes I just get attention, and I really don’t know how it happens.”—On his legacy: “You know, I’m not like a gay icon, or America’s gay sweetheart. I’m just America’s sweetheart and I’m just an icon.”Certainly, this month has opened doors for Rippon. He wouldn’t say for sure Saturday that he’s ready to retire from competition, but at 28, he seems unlikely to keep going much longer.He’d be a hit on television — perhaps following in the footsteps of fellow American skating star Johnny Weir, now a personality on NBC who helps host figure skating and Kentucky Derby coverage. There’s no doubt that if Rippon wants, he can parlay his celebrity into some sort of public post-skating career.With what he showed in South Korea, it’d be surprising if he doesn’t want that. View comments He’s given the world a taste of himself, and even after he’s done skating, it’s going to want more.“I think I’ve shown the world that I’m a fierce competitor,” he said. “But I think I’ve shown them that I’m also a fierce human being.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 self-proclaimed “icon” didn’t need that hardware to leave his mark on these games.Or for the Olympics to leave its mark on him.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“They usually say that like, after the Olympic Games, somebody’s life changes forever,” Rippon said. “A lot of times it’s the gold medalist, but I have a feeling that my life has changed forever.”Rippon has been the headline-grabbing darling of the Pyeongchang Games, a status earned in part with his near-flawless skating, but even more with his efforts off the ice. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ He and skier Gus Kenworthy are America’s only two openly gay male athletes, and they’ve flaunted their LGBT pride on social media throughout the Olympics. Kenworthy and his boyfriend were in the stands to watch Rippon on Saturday, waving an American flag with rainbow patterning in place of red and white stripes. Rippon said he plans to watch Kenworthy compete, too.Rippon’s path to Pyeongchang included a public spat with Vice President Mike Pence, whom the LGBT community considers an opponent for signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in March 2015 as Indiana’s governor. Critics said the legislation encouraged discrimination against gay people. An amendment with protections for the LGBT community was passed a week later.Rippon criticized the White House in January for choosing Pence to lead its official delegation for the opening ceremony. When a USA Today report said Pence was hoping to sit down with Rippon, the figure skater said he had no interest in meeting with Pence until at least after the games.The “brouhaha” — Rippon’s word — mostly dissipated as he made his Olympic debut. He helped the Americans win a bronze medal in the team event, then put on a pair of clean skates in the individual competition.All the while, he charmed away during interviews with his striking ease and wit. His personality — he proudly told The Associated Press in November he’s “a little trashy, but really fun” — cemented his Olympic stardom, catching attention from stars including Reese Witherspoon and Elmo.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silentlast_img read more

NBA star Redick in racial slur storm

first_img“I love and respect our friends in China.”Redick joined the 76ers this season, the latest stop on a career that has included previous spells with the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco cuts off Ginebra It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I just want to wish all of the NBA chink fans in China, a very happy Chinese New Year,” the 33-year-old says.Redick responded to the controversy on Twitter early Sunday, blaming a verbal slip for his use of the word.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“Just saw a video that is being circulated of me wishing a happy new year to NBA fans in China,” Redick wrote.“Clearly I was tongue tied, as the word I purportedly said is not in my vocabulary. I’m disappointed that anyone would think I would use that word. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments 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 JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Philadelphia 76ers star J.J. Redick defended himself on Sunday after the emergence of a video in which he appeared to use a racial slur to address NBA fans in China.In an online video compilation of NBA players sending seasonal greetings to fans celebrating Chinese New Year, Redick appears to refer to “chink” fans.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

Pelicans keep winning, beat Mavericks

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Holiday scored 19 in the first half as the Pelicans held a double-digit lead for most of the last three quarters, save for one fleeting Dallas run at the start of the fourth.“To me, Jrue is probably if not the best two-way player we have in our game,” Rondo said. “One through four, he can check those guys. I think people are starting to see what he’s doing just because of this win streak, but he’s been doing it his whole career.”Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 23 points for the Mavericks, passing Elvin Hayes for eighth all-time in field goals with 10,980.Dallas opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run after scoring the final five in the third quarter to get within 91-87. Kyle Collinsworth scored on a three-point play, and Nowitzki and J.J. Barea hit 3-pointers.After calling timeout, New Orleans reinserted Davis and Rondo, and the Pelicans answered with 10 straight points, including 3s by Holiday and Mirotic.ADVERTISEMENT Jrue Holiday scored 30 points, Nikola Mirotic added 24 in a rare start and the New Orleans Pelicans won their eighth in a row, 126-109 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.Davis finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, scoring most of his points from inside 5 feet. Rajon Rondo added 14 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.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 folkNew Orleans has averaged 127 points during its streak and cleared 118 in all eight games.“We are just playing fast,” Davis said. “When we play fast, we are able to score in transition and get a lot of easy looks.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending 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 awardcenter_img “They’ve got some answers over there and they’re playing well,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.Dennis Smith Jr. also scored 23 for Dallas, which has lost three straight and 17 of 21.TIP-INSPelicans: Mirotic started in place of Emeka Okafor, who sat out with a sprained right ankle. The 24 points were the most for Mirotic since the Pelicans acquired him from the Bulls on Feb. 1. … Cheick Diallo also had a double-double for the Pelicans, with 13 points and 15 rebounds.Mavericks: Were without Wesley Matthews, who had a left hip injury. … Scotty Hopson, signed Monday to a 10-day contract, saw his first action for the Mavericks after entering the game with 4:57 left in the first quarter. He scored one point. … Coach Rick Carlisle said it’s possible Dorian Finney-Smith could return to action later this week. Finney-Smith has missed 55 games with left quadriceps tendinitis.DROWNING OUT THE BOOSPelicans guard Rajon Rondo still gets booed nearly every time he gets the ball at American Airlines Center following a turbulent half-season with the Mavericks in 2014-15. But he helped to quiet the crowd by engineering the New Orleans offense and finishing one rebound short of a triple-double.The 12-year veteran earned the praise of his rookie counterpart Smith.“He’s a floor general,” Smith said. “He does a great job of communicating with his guys, keeping everybody involved. He was knocking down the jumper today, too.”RECOGNIZING EFFORT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Player of the Week: Cruz helps TNT make playoffs Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry praised the Mavericks’ run early in the fourth quarter as a sign they’re still going all-out despite owner Mark Cuban’s comments about how losing would benefit the team.“Anyone who thinks these guys are tanking is crazy,” Gentry said. “I know Harrison Barnes, I know Dirk, I know those guys. When they are out there playing, they are playing to win. We let up a little bit and you saw what happened.”Carlisle wasn’t as effusive about his own team, saying, “I don’t want to be gushing too many positives after getting beat by 20. That’s just kind of not my thing.”UP NEXTPelicans: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.Mavericks: Host Denver on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, right, drives around Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brad Loper)DALLAS — On a night when his jumper wasn’t falling, Anthony Davis still found a way to do some damage in the paint.And he had plenty of help.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Revellers barge into DL q’finals

first_imgChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian barged into the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals with an emphatic 99-60 victory over Batangas-EAC on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Revellers took advantage of their 20-day break, pouncing on the also-ran Generals on their way to their fifth straight win.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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “At least, we can now relax a bit,” he said.After falling 0-4, the Revellers retorted with a 9-0 blast before extending their lead to as much as 44, 99-55.Cedrick Ablaza led Batangas-EAC (1-8) with 14 points.In the second game, Paolo Pontejos dropped seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as Jose Rizal University ended its eight-game losing skid with a 98-87 win over Ama Online.The Heavy Bombers almost lost a 20-point lead as the Titans came to within seven, 81-74, with 7:19 remaining. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Who will stop Petron, F2? MOST READ View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allyn Bulanadi and Ryan Costelo spearheaded the 39-point rout as they combined for six treys as Che’Lu-San Sebastian shot 15-of-37 from the field.Costelo shot 13 points and had 10 rebounds, while Bulanadi also produced 13 points.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 crownVeteran forward Samboy de Leon led all scorers with 15 points.Che’Lu-San Sebastian coach Stevenson Tiu said he can finally heave a sigh of relief after his team secured a spot in the playoffs with a 7-3 card.last_img read more

Vasyl Lomachenko has shoulder surgery, wants fight this year

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko has undergone surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder.The two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine hopes to return to the ring later this year, according to a statement Wednesday from his promoter.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Hayward has surgery to remove screws in leg, will be ready for next season Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) had arthroscopic surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache.Lomachenko says he hurt his shoulder during the second round of his 10th-round stoppage victory over Jorge Linares in New York on May 12 to defend his WBA lightweight title.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 crownElAttrache says Lomachenko had an “extensive” tear in his labrum along with cartilage damage, but the surgeon believes Lomachenko will make a full recovery.Lomachenko initially planned to fight again Aug. 25, but won’t make that date while recovering. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0

first_imgCroatia’s victory sent it to the top of the group after Argentina could only manage a 1-1 draw against Iceland.A win for Croatia against Argentina on Thursday would likely send the Croats to the round of 16.Nigeria, however, now needs a win against Iceland on Friday to have any real chance of advancing.KEY TO SUCCESSModric and Rakitic pushed their team forward and did not allow Nigeria’s midfield to reach its fast, young forwards.The Nigerians struggled to defend Modric’s corners, leading to both of Croatia’s goals — the scramble that led to the own-goal and then the foul on Mandzukic that earned Croatia its penalty.“A win is a win is a win. Corners and penalties are part and parcel of football. What matters is you score,” Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said. “There was some luck there, but we earned our luck.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Croatia’s Luka Modric scores his side’s second goal from the penalty point during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)KALININGRAD, Russia — Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack.The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his team’s 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “There were also so many fouls in the other box, they could have also given a penalty for us,” Rohr said.Croatia, with Modric and Ivan Rakitic controlling the midfield, dominated most of the match and rarely allowed Nigeria to get close to goal. It took nearly an hour for the Nigerians to have an effort on target — a header by Odion Ighalo straight at goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.Croatia now leads Group D with three points and next plays Argentina on Thursday in Nizhny Novgorod. Nigeria will take on Iceland a day later in Volgograd.“We have the youngest team in this World Cup,” Rohr said. “Let them learn from this match, from this defeat.”GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Modric sent in a corner that was headed by two teammates and then deflected into the net by Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute.“We scored at the perfect moment. After that it was easier for us to play our game,” Modric said. “After the first goal we started creating chances.”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 crownModric later converted a penalty in the 71st after William Ekong held onto Mario Mandzukic. It was the fifth penalty awarded in four World Cup matches on Saturday.Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr felt his team also deserved a penalty. Schmeichel, Poulsen lead Denmark past Peru 1-0 at World Cup Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 View commentslast_img read more

Jenel Lausa suffers 3rd straight loss in UFC Fight Night 132

first_imgNeymar’s tears worry nervous Brazilians Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES The 29-year-old Lausa tapped out from a rear-naked choke at the 4:04 mark of the second round in their flyweight bout.Lausa hasn’t won since beating Yao Zhikui of China by unanimous decision in his UFC debut on November 26, 2016.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 crownHe has then dropped unanimous decision defeats to Magomen Bibulatov of Russia and Eric Shelton of USA last year.Lausa is one of two Filipinos part of the Singapore fight card with featherweight Rolando Dy also taking on Shane Young of New Zealand. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img The losses continued to pileup for Filipino fighter Jenel Lausa.Lausa suffered his third straight setback after bowing to Japanese opponent Yuta “Ulka” Sasaki in the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Edwards at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

Williams knows Wimbledon’s top-10 seeds stat needs asterisk

first_imgView comments “I don’t think this has happened to this extreme. But also, I’ve never been ranked where I am,” Williams said Monday after her fourth straight-set victory of the fortnight. “Usually, I’m one of those few seeds left that’s still fighting and still in the tournament. Now that I’m not, it kind of happened.”Bidding for an eighth championship at the All England Club, Williams will be back on court Tuesday, but she is seeded only 25th, and that actually represents a big bump up from her ranking of No. 181. As she keeps reminding folks, this is just her fourth tournament since missing more than a year of action because she was pregnant and gave birth to a daughter last September.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’“I feel like I’m getting to where I want to be,” Williams said. “For me, there’s so much farther I want to go to get back where I was — and hopefully go beyond that.”That might sound a tad scary to opponents. The 36-year-old American, who has spent more than 300 weeks ranked No. 1, looks superb so far. Williams’ latest match required only 62 minutes and was not much of a contest, a 6-2, 6-2 win in which she compiled a 30-5 edge in winners against Evgeniya Rodina, a qualifier from Russia ranked 120th who was dealing with a bothersome left thigh. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Roger, Serena, Rafa bring best to Wimbledon’s Centre Court Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Williams hit serves up to 118 mph, delivering 10 aces, including four in one game.“It’s speed and placement,” Rodina said about what makes Williams’ serve so effective. “It’s 115, and she puts the ball close to the line.”The one time Williams lost a service game, cutting her second-set lead to 3-2, she broke right back at love to start a three-game streak that ended things.Williams hasn’t faced a seeded player yet, and she won’t on Tuesday, either, instead facing 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy.Asked what she likes the most about the way Williams plays, Giorgi responded: “I don’t follow tennis.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning a point during her women’s singles match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Serena Williams figures this statistic needs an asterisk: For the first time since Wimbledon started seeding players in the 1920s, none of the top 10 women reached the quarterfinals.It’s also the only Grand Slam tournament in the half-century professional era with zero top-10 seeds in the women’s final eight.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Here’s a hint, Camila: Williams is now just three victories from a 24th Grand Slam title, which would add to her own professional-era record and equal Margaret Court’s all-time mark. Consider, too, that the other 15 women in fourth-round action Monday own a combined three major trophies: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko the other.On Tuesday, No. 11 Kerber will play No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, and No. 12 Ostapenko faces 2014 Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova.No. 7 Karolina Pliskova’s wait for a major title will continue. She was the lone top-10 women’s seed still around at this upset-filled tournament, and now she’s also gone. Pliskova was beaten 6-3, 7-6 (1) by No. 20 Kiki Bertens, who eliminated Williams’ sister, Venus, last week.Bertens now faces No. 13 Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2.“I didn’t expect it, honestly,” said Goerges, who lost in the first round at the All England Club each of the past five years.Giorgi, Kasatkina, Bertens and Goerges will each be making her debut in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. It’s the first time making it to the final eight at any major for Giorgi and Goerges.Predictably, Pliskova was asked why there have been so many surprises.And, just as predictably, she was in no mood to provide an answer.“I don’t want to talk about this anymore. I answered this question, like, 10 times,” the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up said. “I don’t know why all the seeds are gone.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more