first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees There were 16 lead changes and 16 ties overall in the game but the final six minutes saw the lead change hands five times and the scores knotted up four times.One of those lead changes happened when Bullock put Rain or Shine up 114-112 at the 46-second mark after sinking two free throws.Castro then tied it at 114-114 from the stripe as well after Bullock fouled him with 41 seconds left in the game.Rice led all scorers with 34 points for TNT to go along 16 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro put up 20 points and 12 assists, with four happening in the fourth period.Bullock led the Elasto Painters with 30 points while Belga added 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Quinto, Nambatac honor late juniors coach with impressive showing Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Articles02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 With the scores tied at 114-114, Castro missed a long triple against the defense of J’Nathan Bullock but Rice was there to salvage the two points underneath giving TNT a 116-114 lead with 10 seconds left.“It was a hard-fought victory, and we knew all along that going into the series facing Rain or Shine we will have a hard time,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It just so happened we came out the better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRain or Shine had a chance to either win or tie the game but Bullock’s pass to Beau Belga went out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.“The breaks of the game favored us in the end.” PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro made the biggest plays down the stretch to tow TNT past Rain or Shine, 118-114, and into the semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second seeded KaTropa, who had a twice-to-beat edge, lost the first game to the pesky Elasto Painters, 106-102, and needed a strong finish in the do-or-die match to set up with a semis date with Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES His absence will leave a huge hole in the middle for the Scorpions, which are vying to retain their Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) title.But coach Yong Garcia expressed his confidence with his team, saying that CEU is well equipped in contending and maintaining its status as a top squad in its mother league despite missing the services of Ebondo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set With Ebondo reinforcing the crew, the Democratic Republic of Congo will face Egypt on November 24 and against Morocco on November 25 in the first leg of the home-and-away format for the first round of qualifiers to the 2019 Fiba World Cup.The country is slotted in Group C, which also includes African powerhouse Angola.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRanked 87th in the world and 14th in the continent, the Democratic Republic of Congo finished sixth in the recently concluded Afrobasket 2017.Ebondo is set to leave for Congo on November 19 and will return to the Philippines immediately after the Morocco game. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCentro Escolar University big man Rodrigue Ebondo has been called up by the Democratic Republic of Congo for the 2017 Fiba African qualifiers.The school announced the news on Thursday as they will allow the 6-foot-6 slotman to represent his country in the continental qualifiers set late in November.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Fifth straight MVP not Fajardo’s priority, says it’s ‘more fun’ to win 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Los Angeles provided Kershaw a 4-0 lead. He had faced the minimum nine batters through three innings, allowing only a single. The Dodgers had been 19-0 this year when scoring at least four runs in a game started by Kershaw, and this seemed a likely No. 20.“He was rolling. He was throwing the ball well, good rhythm,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts saidBut Kershaw walked George Springer leading off the bottom of the fourth, Jose Altuve singled of a slider with one out and Carlos Correa hit an RBI double off a fastball. Yuli Gurriel’s no-doubt, three-run homer to left , a crushed first-pitch slider, jolted most of the orange-clad crowd of 43,300 outs of the seats. A shocked Kershaw whipped around to watch the ball fly.“I just think of different pitches that you want to have back. Obviously, I don’t want to walk Springer to lead off an inning,” Kershaw said. “Altuve hit a OK pitch, but Correa hit one that — maybe I shouldn’t have thrown that pitch again. But it was an off-the-plate. He did a good job with it.”Cody Bellinger seemed to rescue the Dodgers, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth against Collin McHugh for a 7-4 lead.ADVERTISEMENT “Man, I’m mentally exhausted right now,” he said. “That was the, by far, the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of, probably will ever be a part of.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)HOUSTON — Clayton Kershaw returned to the dugout and sat down after one of the worst performances of his major league career. A few minutes later, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lead gone, he buried his head in his hands.In the opener, he conjured memories of Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser.ADVERTISEMENT Astros blast by Dodgers, 13-12, in 10th, lead World Series 3-2 MOST READcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set In Game 5, he had an outing to forget.Expected to dominate the Houston Astros and move the Dodgers within a win of their first World Series title since 1988, Kershaw wasted a four-run lead and was chased in the fifth inning of a crushing 13-12, 10-inning loss on Sunday night. Los Angeles headed home in a 3-2 World Series deficit.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“I just lost my command a little bit there in that fourth inning,” he said softly in the quiet clubhouse, “and, yeah, that’s all it took.”A three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and five-time NL ERA champion, Kershaw is likely a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The 29-year-old left-hander hoped this October would be the crowning achievement of his career, a ring to fill the emotional hole left by a string of October exits. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Kershaw’s picked up us up so many times this year. Obviously didn’t do what he wanted to do today,” Bellinger said. “To get that lead and to pick him up right there was pretty special.”Reprieve led only to another reversal.Kershaw walked Springer with two outs in the bottom half, shouting at himself after missing low with a slider on a 1-0 pitch.Ahead of Alex Bregman 1-2 in the count, Kershaw walked him on the 10th pitch. That was enough for Roberts, who pulled him after 94 pitches, just 57 of them for strikes.Jose Altuve sent Kenta Maeda’s seventh pitch over the Phillips 66 Home Run Porch in left-center , tying it 7-7.Kershaw allowed 27 home runs during the regular season, seven more than his previous career high. Gurriel’s was the eighth off Kershaw in the postseason, the most ever allowed by a pitcher.Kershaw induced just four swings and misses, his fewest in a start since four by San Diego on April 5, 2012.As the bats where wheeled out of the clubhouse for the charter flight back to Los Angeles, Yasiel Puig said there was no doubt the Dodgers will win Game 6.“This is not going to be finished Tuesday. It’s going to be Game 7,” said Puig, whose two-run homer sparked a three-run comeback in the ninth that sent the game to extra innings.Bellinger, who drove in four runs, also looked ahead. But first, a day of rest. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadal, who is gunning for a 17th major title but only his second Australian Open crown, was hampered by a knee injury at the tail-end of the 2017 season.It forced him to skip the lead-up Brisbane International this month, and he has only had a one-match workout at the exhibition Kooyong Classic in Melbourne ahead of the Grand Slam starting Monday.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 folkYet he is unfazed and raring to go as seeks to go one better than last year when he lost an epic Melbourne Park final to Roger Federer.“Is the first time I am here without playing an official match in my career. It’s a new situation for me. But I feel good,” said the 31-year-old, who played his first Australian Open in 2004. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I feel that I had a good week-and-a-half of practices. I really hope to be ready. I feel myself more or less playing well.”With so few matches under his belt ahead of the season-opening Grand Slam, he asked organisers if they could do him a special favour, and they obliged.It saw Nadal play Austrian world number five Dominic Thiem this week on a practice court under full match conditions, with ball kids, scoreboard, and umpire.“I wanted to play a couple of close competition matches. I played in Kooyong once. The club in Kooyong is great, but at the same time the conditions of play are completely different from here,” he explained. “That’s my feeling. We decided to play another match. Talking with the Australian Open, yeah, they gave us the chance to play like an open practice but closer to the match for the crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Rafael Nadal of Spain shouts during his singles tennis match against David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Top seed Rafael Nadal starts the Australian Open next week for the first time in his career without playing a warm-up tournament, and no uncle Toni by his side.But the Spanish star said Saturday he feels good and his motivation remains strong.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We did it. It was a good practice, good feelings for both of us I think. The job was done the right way.”Healthy and competitiveDespite his achievements in a long career, motivation for Nadal, who needs to reach the quarter-finals to be certain of retaining his world number one ranking, with Federer breathing down his neck, remains undiminished.Not only can he clinch a 17th Grand Slam in Melbourne, but he also has the opportunity to join Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as only the third man in the Open era to win each of the four Grand Slams twice. The only place he is yet to achieve the double is Australia.“For me, the Australian Open always, if you are not 100 percent motivated to play this tournament, you probably you don’t love this sport,” he said.But he knows anything can happen so early in the season, despite being the top ranked player in the world.“Everyone starts from zero. I start from zero again,” he said.“It’s the start of a new season, an exciting one. I hope to be healthy and competitive, and most important thing, I hope to enjoy tennis one more year.”In Melbourne, Nadal is at his first major tournament in years without his uncle Toni, who coached him from childhood until after his US Open win last year. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img 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 Toni Nadal is now coaching at the Rafael Nadal Academy, with his nephew under the tutelage of Carlos Moya.“In terms of professional things, I spoke to him few days ago, speaking about how the life going, how the tennis going,” he said of Toni. “If I have something to ask, I ask him. If he have something to tell me, he call me and tell me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Returning Djokovic can’t wait to relight the ‘fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Garbine Muguruza, world number four, breezed through beating Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-4 and will play France’s Caroline Garcia in the next round.And a resurgent Petra Kvitova beat world number three Elina Svitolina 6-4, 7-5 to set up a quarter-final clash with another top-ten player, Germany’s Julia Goerges.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wozniacki was so upset about the sounds coming from the other side of the net that she complained to French umpire Emmanuel Joseph.“It isn’t in the rule book that you are not allowed to grunt when the opposing player hits?” courtside microphones caught her asking Joseph.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 folkThe umpire said he thought everything was “regular”, but Wozniacki added: “It’s the only way she can win.” She then mimicked the grunts. 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 award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball to Monica Niculescu of Romania (unseen) while competing in the round of 16 during the Qatar Open tennis competition in Doha on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARAn irritated world number one Caroline Wozniacki progressed to the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday in a feisty match where she complained and apparently mocked her opponent Monica Niculescu’s grunting.The recently crowned Australian Open champion won 7-5, 6-1 against the Romanian — who had knocked out Maria Sharapova in a previous round — but was visibly agitated in the ninth game of the first set, complaining her opponent was making noises as the Dane was about to hit the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Afterwards she complained that her opponent was “a player that tries to get into your head”.She also told Danish TV that her opponent had used “unfair methods”.“(I) just tried to let him know to pay attention to her grunting because she’ll hit the ball and two seconds later when the ball is on my side and I’m right about to hit, she’ll start grunting and make a noise,” the Dane told reporters.“And she will change the grunt according to what she feels like.”Asked if she thought her opponent was grunting deliberately, Wozniacki responded: “I think that she didn’t do it in the second set, so…”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The spat overshadowed a relatively routine victory for the 27-year-old.She now plays a former Australian Open champion, Angelique Kerber, in the last eight on Friday.The German came from a set down to beat Johanna Konta 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.The woman Wozniacki beat in Melbourne, Simona Halep, is also through beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-3, keeping alive the possibility of a replay of the Australian Open final. Halep shrugged off injury concerns coming into the match about an ankle injury which had kept her out of action since Melbourne.She seemed relatively untroubled breaking her opponent’s serve late in each set to advance to the last eight.“I’m really glad that I could finish it in two sets and play like I played,” said Halep.The world number two will play 18-year-old American qualifier Catherine Bellis in the last eight, who beat defending champion and world number five Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. It is the first time the teenager has beaten anyone ranked in the top five.“I think it’s definitely a milestone. It’s great,” she said. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don Carter, owner who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies at 84 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueMaturity is what Paul Zamar will be bringing to Blackwater as he finally gets his PBA career going.“I think I turned from a boy to a man,” he said after wrapping up his responsibilities with Mono Vampire in the ASEAN Basketball League. “It’s not just playing in the ABL, but also my experiences playing in the local leagues in Thailand. I really matured. I learned a lot, especially being independent.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Soriano, Tan show way for beach volley in PH “I’ll try to bring positive energy to them. I know they’re in a losing streak. I’m not a magician, the same way coach Bong (Ramos) isn’t one, but I’ll give my best to help the team like what I gave to Mono Vampire,” he said.Zamar makes his debut for the Elite on Friday against Ginebra, the same team which drafted him in the fourth round of the 2012 PBA Draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Zamar wouldn’t deny how hard it was leaving the comforts of the Philippines to take his act overseas.But after a stellar showing in the regional league that saw him net 16.1 points on 36 percent shooting from three, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, that was enough for him to earn his ticket back home.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“Even though it was hard for me to leave my family, now I have a chance to come home and I won’t let that opportunity go,” he said.The 30-year-old Zamar, though, will have to find his niche quick as he fits in with a skidding Blackwater team, which is 0-4 this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Red Lions zoomed to their ninth straight win and improved to a league-best 15-1 record while the eliminated Chiefs languish at the sixth seed with a 5-11 card.The defending champions were in the mood for a quick win, setting the tone as early as the first quarter by taking a 22-15 lead.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 ChrissSan Beda then amped it up in the second quarter, outscoring the Chiefs 16-8 to take a 38-23 lead heading into the break and never relented.Despite getting the incentive, Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez stressed to his team that they are far from done, with Final Four teams Lyceum and University of Perpetual still on their schedule. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone crushed over death of triangle offense architect Tex Wintercenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We just have to be ready, we consider every game as a playoff game,” said Fernandez. “We’re happy that we achieved our goal to get to the top two, we just have to be ready.”Javee Mocon led the Red Lions with 24 points and 11 rebounds while Robert Bolick had 11 points, five rebounds, and nine assists.Dariel Bayla put up 12 points and six rebounds for Arellano.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments San Beda took the easy way to its twice-to-beat bonus after toying with Arellano University, 90-52, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The original array, with 11 columns of nine 8-by-12-inch photos each, filled up in early September. More photos went up behind the TV as the Red Sox cruised to an AL East title and a franchise-record 108 victories. Next to Cora’s desk were seven more photos from the AL playoffs, including a matched pair of the team posing on the field after series-clinching victories in New York and Houston.They should’ve picked a bigger space.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 ChrissLike maybe Fenway Park’s 37-foot-high Green Monster.“Not enough wall space for all these wins,” Weiss said. “That’s a good problem to have.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? And don’t think he doesn’t know it.“Every time I go in there and talk to him, I look at the wall,” Pedroia said.Pitcher Rick Porcello said he didn’t even know if he was pictured.(He is.)“Every time I get called into his office, I feel like I’m getting called into the principal’s office. So I just stare at the floor,” he joked before turning serious to praise his new manager.“It speaks to his instincts of what he thought he had in that clubhouse,” Porcello said. “He definitely felt early on he had something special with us. Now he’s got it all on the wall.”Weiss said he tries to make sure the pictures aren’t too repetitive; after all, how many different ways can a player pump his fist? He looks for chances to recognize lesser names, too.“We spread the wealth around. Alex is also pretty conscious of that, too,” Weiss said. “I think now everyone or almost everyone on the roster is up there.”And anyone who isn’t — yet — shouldn’t bother lobbying the photographer for a spot on the wall of fame.“A couple of them have asked me, ‘Hey, when are you going to put me up on that wall?’” he said. “And I’m like, ‘Hey, man, that’s up to you.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum From heartbroken to hero, Nunez delivers in Red Sox win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Win Wall is seen in Fenway Park before Game 1 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Boston. AP PHOTO/Charles KrupaBOSTON — Alex Cora had an idea before his rookie season as a big league manager: to hang a picture in his clubhouse office from each Red Sox victory. Team photographer Billie Weiss eyeballed the wall behind a couch and figured there would be room for about 100.“We figured we’ll start with that and then go from there,” Weiss said this week, taking a break from shooting the team’s pre-World Series workout to explain how the project, like the Red Sox season, has expanded beyond anyone’s expectations.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “That wall, you start looking around, it’s like, ‘Wow, that game and that game and that game,’” Cora said. “It’s powerful, to say the least.”The first-year manager said that after the season he plans to have the prints auctioned off for The Jimmy Fund, the team’s longtime charity. A book might also be in the works.“I have other ideas,” he said Monday. “But we’ll get to that hopefully when we win four games.”Cora doesn’t pick the pictures — though several of the players thought he did. Instead, Weiss chooses one that seems to capture the big moment of the victory; he prints it, and clubhouse manager Tommy McLaughlin sticks it on the wall.“There’s been a couple of times where I’ve asked Alex, I gave him a couple of options, asked him what he thought,” Weiss said. “Usually it’s pretty clear who the best player was, or what the moment of the game was.”Often, that means a player being splashed with water during the postgame TV interview, or teammates bashing forearms. There are more than a few of batters circling the bases, arms raised, or in the middle of their home run swing. Pitchers are raring back to deliver, or celebrating a strikeout.One photo is mostly a blur, but it tells a story, too: Champagne smeared the camera lens after the Red Sox secured the AL East title at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 20. The picture from the team’s franchise record-breaking victory shows the scoreboard boasting “106 Wins.”“Obviously, we want to be on that wall,” first baseman Steve Pearce said. “If you’re on that wall, you did something good the night before.”Stars like Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, David Price — they all make regular appearances on the wall. But platoon infielder Eduardo Nunez is there, too, gesturing to the crowd as he crosses the plate.Hanley Ramirez has his own little corner, with three pictures during the ballclub’s 17-1 run in April, a month before he was released. Dustin Pedroia managed to make it on the wall in one of the three games he played before shutting it down with a knee injury. 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 What started as a way for Cora to commemorate the biggest moments of the season has spilled out onto two side walls as the Red Sox just kept winning. A replica was added to the first-base concourse after the season, updated with each playoff victory, and it has become a popular background for selfies.Each had 115 pictures before the Series opener, one for every regular and postseason win, from a shot of David Price pitching in the March 30 victory at Tampa Bay to Game 5 of the AL Championship Series in Houston.“We do have room for four” more, Cora said on Monday.Make that three.Another was going up on Wednesday, the day after Boston’s 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES “A spade’s a spade, I guess,” he added. “I just don’t have that much feeling about it now since I’m focusing on the next season already.”If the numbers are any indication, Perkins is a lock to win the Rookie of the Year (ROY) plum.He currently leads the crop with an average of 23.2 statistical points (SP). Perkins’ closest pursuer and La Salle teammate, Jeron Teng of Alaska, a teammate in college, normed 18.7 SPs in 45 games—nine more than the Filipino-American’s total outings.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“That’s of the last season. Rookie of the Year is already in the past. I’m looking forward now,” Perkins said.But don’t get the Fuelmaster workhorse wrong. Perkins would want to take home the award when the Leo Awards gets going during the league’s 44th season opening on Jan. 13. View comments Tough SMB just gets tougher Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I have like a notebook where I write things that I want to attract,” he said. “That was in there—being Rookie of the Year.”“But then again, there are a series of events that happened that brought this [circumstance]—like Christian [Standhardinger coming in late], Kiefer [Ravena getting suspended halfway through the season], and even Jeron [getting] stabbed.”Ravena, the second overall pick, was an overwhelming favorite to win the award.Perkins, though, explained that his perspective is from being written off.“Even before, people wouldn’t believe in me too much. But I believe in myself and the people I’m surrounded [with],” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix forward Jason Perkins is the presumptive top rookie of Season 43 of the Philippine Basketball Association. But he prefers not to harp about it.“I don’t really have too many feelings about it right now,” Perkins told the Inquirer. “I just want to get back to practice with these guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgJason Perkins of Phoenix receives his PBA Rookie of the Year trophy during the PBA Leo Awards on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix forward Jason Perkins was named Rookie of the Year for the 2017-18 PBA season edging Kiefer Ravena, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Zamar, and Jeron Teng.Perkins had the most total points of any rookie with 436 but was third in per-game scoring average with 12.1 across 36 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Roger Federer to talk with Novak Djokovic about ATP board woes View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES He also averaged 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the season.The burley 6-foot-3 forward helped the Fuel Masters to a cumulative 17-19 record including an 8-2 card in the Governors’ Cup wherein the club reached the quarterfinals before losing to Meralco.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 ChrissRavena led all rookies in terms of points-per-game with 16.3 but NLEX’s star freshman was ineligible to win the award after he failed to play in the third conference in lieu of his Fiba-sanctioned 18-month suspension for doping.Standhardinger, the top overall pick of the 2017 Draft, averaged 16.07 points and 9.26 rebounds but was also not allowed to win the plum since he missed the whole Philippine Cup as he was still playing with Hong Kong Eastern in the ASEAN Basketball League. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more