Clarkson playing for Gilas ‘is not that simple,’ says Reyes

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Gilas ready to naturalize Isaiah Austin Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson As much as Smart Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes salivates on the thought of Jordan Clarkson donning national team colors, he knows that the Fil-Am guard’s status is much more complicated than what meets the eye.“Jordan is just there. I just want everyone to understand it’s not that simple with him wanting to play and us wanting him to be here,” Reyes said.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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’ Clarkson still has not resolved his eligibility problems with Fiba as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) yet to prove if the Los Angeles Laker indeed carries a Philippine passport before the age of 16.Jordan Clarkson during one of his practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdding to that is the scheduling conflict with 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers running straight right into the NBA season from late November to mid-February.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“There is also a little matter of the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA. Clarkson can’t easily say that he wants to play or we can tell him that he can come. He has to get a clearance,” Reyes said.The case is the same with other NBA players wishing to suit up for their respective national teams, with the United States forced to parade standouts from the NBA G-League coached by Jeff Van Gundy. “If you notice, Team USA released its lineup last week and there’s no NBA player, not one,” said Reyes. “If Team USA didn’t have any NBA player, what more for us? It’s not that simple.”For now, Gilas can just hope that the 25-year-old Clarkson will be able to play for the Philippines down the line.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit Gozum

first_imgLeague-leader Magnolia escapes Blackwater for 5th straight win View comments MOST READ Peraso, though, knows the the arrival of blue chip recruits adds puts more pressure on the Fighting Maroons to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997, but the incoming third year mentor welcomed that challenge.“The natural progression of our performance should be to make it to the Final Four this season,” he said. “A better team will give us better chances to make it. Pressure is good and we embrace it.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAll eyes will be on  NCAA Season 93 Juniors Most Valuable Player Will Gozum, who has committed to return to  University of the Philippines, but coach Bo Perasol doesn’t want to put too much pressure on the new recruit.“I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on him,” the approachable mentor said on Friday. “For as long as he does what’s expected of him, which is to get the rebounds and play defense, that’s fine by me.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pressure is inevitable, though, as Gozum’s arrival adds more excitment for the title-thirsty UP, which has also tapped Nigerian big man Bright Akhuetie to join holdovers Paul Desiderio, Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liaño and Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liaño.READ: NCAA jrs MVP Will Gozum commits to UPFEATURED 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 folkPerasol, however, will be treating the former Mapua Red Robin with kid gloves in the hopes of helping the 6-foot-6 big man reach his peak and match the hype.“If he lives up to his potential, he will be a great asset to the program,” he said.last_img read more

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Duke beats Syracuse, sets up matchup with Kansas

first_imgLATEST STORIES All that talk about busted brackets and the maddest March ever — not happening in the Midwest.The win by Duke (29-7) set up a 1 vs. 2 showdown Sunday against Kansas, which also escaped with a four-point victory earlier against Clemson.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 crownSyracuse (23-14), the last at-large team invited to the tournament, saw its unlikely run to the Sweet 16 end — unable to overcome 16 turnovers against a Mike Krzyzewski-designed zone that was every bit as pesky as Jim Boeheim’s vaunted 2-3.Early in the second half, Krzyzewski tore off his jacket and threw it to the floor, calling a timeout after Syracuse scored two quick baskets to trim its deficit to three. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tyus Battle led the Orange with 19 points.BIG PICTURESyracuse’s 2-3 zone flummoxed its first three opponents in the tournament, but Duke found holes, throwing lobs behind Syracuse’s big men in the middle for layups and dunks. Meanwhile, Grayson Allen was quick to shoot the 3 in the second half. All but one of his 15 attempts from the floor were from 3. He went 3 for 14 from behind the arc and finished with 15 points.WHAT HE SAID (AND DIDN’T SAY)“Battle is one of the best players in the country…He’s a big-time player. I love Tyus,” Coach K said. “I love their team. I love their coach even more. He does such a great job with them.” But when asked about Kansas, Krzyzewski demurred, saying it was out of respect for Syracuse and his good buddy, Boeheim. Krzyzewski said he’ll talk KU Saturday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, right, looks to pass around Syracuse’s Frank Howard (23), Paschal Chukwu (13) and Marek Dolezaj (21) during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 23, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)OMAHA, Neb. — Duke found a way to crack Syracuse’s zone defense, and now the Blue Devils are a game away from the Final Four for the first time since the 2015 team won it all.Gary Trent Jr., made two clutch free throws with 6.3 seconds left to help second-seeded Duke hold off the 11th-seeded Orange for a 69-65 chess match of a victory in the Midwest Region semifinals Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments “It set the tone for me,” said Coach K, who has two freshmen, Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr., who will likely be NBA lottery picks later this spring. “You could see. I coach ’em, so I could see, they were real young. They had young looks. Thank goodness they got out of it.”Syracuse was looking for a near-repeat of two seasons ago when it made the Final Four as a 10 seed. This year, the Orange was an 11, but the Elite Eight already has one of those — Loyola-Chicago in the South.Syracuse is no typical 11, and this was a zone-centric battle of wits between two of the most renowned coaches in the game.No lead ever reached double digits, and not until Trent Jr. swished his free throws was the game sealed for Duke, which will try to take Krzyzewski to his 13th Final Four.Bagley III scored 13 of his 22 points and had all eight of his rebounds in the second half. Seven of those boards were on the offensive end and led to second-chance baskets.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Welcome to Zlatan’: Ibrahimovic makes play for LA’s heartlast_img read more

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Caretaker Hierro leaving his mark on Spain at World Cup

first_imgSpain head coach Fernando Hierro gestures as he speaks to his player Spain’s Koke during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)KAZAN, Russia — Fernando Hierro had an abrupt answer to those asking questions about his tactics and strategies at the World Cup.“I’m the new coach. I’m the national coach,” the former Real Madrid captain said. “You have to get used to that.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Hierro made two changes for the match, bringing in defender Dani Carvajal and winger Lucas Vazquez. Carvajal had just recovered from a muscle injury he picked up during the Champions League final, but Hierro thought the defender would make an excellent partnership with Vazquez to create space in Iran’s flat and well-organized defense.“We needed to play deep on the right and have some space there for Lucas and Dani when they had to fight two against one,” Hierro explained. “It is true sometimes on the left they have changed the whole style of game, have changed their right flank. But, on Dani’s side, Lucas’s side, we created space and we were able to penetrate, able to get balance and that’s why we took this decision.”Hierro also repositioned Isco on the left, and it proved to be a successful decision as the Real Madrid was dominant in the midfield. His relentless work to win the ball back and his dribbles also contributed to wear down the opposition on a frustrating night for Spain’s attacking players.Hierro, a former Real Madrid star who spent 14 seasons at the Merengue club, has no major coaching experience before joining the national squad and it’s unclear whether he will remain at the helm of the national team after the World Cup.The 50-year-old 50 Hierro has been Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Real Madrid and coached second-division club Real Oviedo two seasons ago. But he recently served as the Spanish federation’s sports director and was already in Russia with the national team when Lopetegui was fired.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Everyone gets chance to shine in PSL Invitationals Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 He knows the Spanish internationals very well, and they all seem ready to listen to the new boss.A majority of Spain players were reportedly in favor of Lopetegui staying on for the tournament after Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales made the move to fire the coach.Rubiales said Lopetegui had betrayed Spanish football values by accepting the coaching role at Real Madrid while still under contract with Spain. A little bit more than a week later, the players seem to have digested the shock decision pretty well. And in any case, they don’t give the impression they want to betray Hierro.At the end of their warmup om Wednesday night, they linked arms in a big circle. And a few minutes before kickoff, there were scenes of solidarity between the starters as Sergio Ramos gave Andres Iniesta a kiss on the cheek and held his teammate’s head in the tunnel leading to the pitch.“When I speak about my team, I speak about the 23 players,” Hierro said. “It’s a pleasure to see them, to get up in the morning and to see how committed they are. When you have players like mine, who are committed and fight, things look brighter.”With a coach like that, things are looking bright for Spain, too.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. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ No doubt about that.In just two matches in charge of the Spain squad at the World Cup as the last-minute successor of Julen Lopetegui, Hierro has already made his mark. And results have not been too bad, as Spain is level on points with Portugal for top spot in Group B and in an excellent position to qualify for the knockout stage.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 crownKnowing his team would be facing a very defensive Iran team on Wednesday night, Hierro came up with a different formation to the one used for the 3-3 draw with Portugal last week.“We understood it was very important to overman on the left,” Hierro said after Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran.last_img read more

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Japan captain retiring after World Cup dreams dashed

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Japan were ousted after Belgium came from behind to win 3-2 in their first match in the knock-out round.READ: Belgium advances with last-minute win against Japan The team will head next to the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates early next year, and may also be looking for a new coach.Akira Nishino, who took over months before the World Cup after the controversial firing of his predecessor Vahid Halilhodzic, has been tightlipped on his future plans despite reports he could be replaced.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan NBA journeyman Howard set to join Wizards after Nets buyout Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding This July 3, 2018 picture shows Japan’s national football team captain Makoto Hasebe walking towards the media center at their team’s World Cup Russia base camp in Kazan. Hasebe has announced his retirement from the national team, on the heels of the squad’s heartbreaking ejection from the World Cup in a match against Belgium. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / – / Japan OUTJapan captain Makoto Hasebe has announced his retirement from the national team, on the heels of the squad’s heartbreaking ejection from the World Cup in a match against Belgium.“I have decided to end the chapter of my career with the national team with this tournament,” Hasebe wrote on his Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The 34-year-old defensive midfielder’s departure from the Blue Samurai could mean a changing of the guard for the team, with former AC Milan striker Keisuke Honda, 32, also saying he plans to retire from the national squad.READ: Japan ‘devastated’ as it fails again to go past World Cup’s last 16 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 crownHasebe, who won the German Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt last season, has been on the national team for more than 12 years under five coaches.This year’s World Cup is his third, after South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014, and saw his team come heartstoppingly close to the quarterfinals before crashing out against Belgium. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Painters scrape through

first_imgReggie Johnson led the Painters with 29 points and Yap finished with 27 as Rain or Shine advanced to face crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra in a best-of-five series that starts Sunday.Stanley Pringle paced the Batang Pier with 23 points and GlobalPort again played above expectations. The eighth-seeded Batang Pier took the Painters to this do-or-die encounter after carving out a 114-113 triumph on Tuesday.Meanwhile, a familiar foe in an unlikely stage of a tournament is up for Leo Austria and San Miguel Beer.But for the multititled coach and his Beermen, clashing with Alaska in a best-of-five semifinal series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup will be just like any other day at the office.“We’re facing them (in a series) for the first time that is not the Finals,” Austria said of the Aces, whom they last played in the 2016 Philippine Cup title series where they gave birth to the “Beer-acle” fame after roaring back from 0-3 down in the best-of-seven playoffs to win.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil San Miguel also made it to the Final Four for the first time under Austria’s watch coming out of a best-of-three series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I was ready and I was given enough playing time,” said the 14-year veteran after his masterful performance to finish with his biggest output in the last four years.Prior to Yap’s offensive fireworks, GlobalPort threatened to pull off an upset after reducing the twice-to-beat advantage of the Elasto Painters in a no-tomorrow contest with a narrow victory in their initial quarterfinal meeting.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’“It feels good to win, but I’m not satisfied with how the game ended. We didn’t get any fouls in the fourth quarter,” said Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia, visibly irked with the officiating.Rain or Shine will be playing in the semifinals for the first time since Yeng Guiao left the team two seasons ago, and it was but fitting that Yap had a hand by coming up with his best game as a Painter since being acquired from Purefoods last season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Stanley Pringle of Global Port drives past Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood early in their knockoutmatch. —SHERWIN VARDELEONRain or Shine showed the game that gave it top-seeding in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs, thanks in large part to James Yap, who came up with the kind of game that has made him one of the league’s deadliest guns of all time.The former two-time MVP dropped a career-high seven triples on GlobalPort Thursday night and spearheaded a 103-97 victory by the Elasto Painters over the Batang Pier for the last Final Four slot in the import-spiced conference at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Cardinals hold off Heavy Bombers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View commentslast_img read more

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Graduating Garcia, Generals aim to end season on a high

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College is determined to end its season on a winning note despite missing another trip to the Final Four.And so far, the Generals have been on a mini resurgence after racking up two straight victories over Final Four contender College of St. Benilde on Friday and Arellano University on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kevin Durant ‘at home’ with Warriors, but undecided on future Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “From the start of the season my goal is to help the team win as many games as possible,” said Garcia, who also aims to end his NCAA playing career on a high.“We lost many games to begin the season but giving up is not a option for me and I will do my best to help us win.”Garcia did just that against the Chiefs, firing 25 points, 17 coming in the first half where the Generals built a 48-30 halftime lead.He also collected six rebounds and five assists as EAC improved to 4-11, just half a game behind Arellano and San Sebastian, who are currently tied for sixth place.“We already won two straight but I’m sure every practice we’re going to give more than 100 percent because we want to keep winning,” Garcia said. “Our confidence is really high right now.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “I’m already seeing my players’ desire to win,” said EAC head coach Ariel Sison in Filipino after his team’s 78-70 win over the Chiefs. “Hopefully, we can keep winning, we still have three games left.”READ: Generals post back-to-back wins, oust ChiefsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Generals wrap up their season against Mapua, University of Perpetual Help and Jose Rizal University and they’re eyeing no less than a three-game sweep.Guard Jerome Garcia, who is in his final year, said Emilio Aguinaldo College is upbeat with momentum on its side heading into the final stretch.last_img read more

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Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox

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 “Right there, I know Rich did everything he could, competed, left everything out there,” Roberts said. “We’ve got to do a better job of picking him up.”Hill struck out seven and walked three in 6 1/3 innings with one run and one hit. He is just the second pitcher age 38 or older to post three World Series starts in which he’s allowed just one earned run, including two last year. Roger Clemens holds the record with four.Scott Alexander inherited a runner from Hill, who had issued a leadoff walk to Xander Bogaerts. Alexander walked Brock Holt and Roberts was quick with the hook.“It just didn’t work out the way we wanted,” Hill said. “We’ll move forward and concentrate on Sunday.”The Dodgers turned to Ryan Madson, brought in from the Nationals in August to bolster the ’pen in high-leverage situations.It didn’t work.Madson gave up a three-run homer to pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland, drawing the Red Sox within 4-3.The Dodgers turned to Kenley Jansen in the eighth for the second straight game.Bad move.The All-Star closer served up a one-out homer to Steve Pearce that tied the game at 4-all. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Big mistake!” President Donald Trump tweeted.It was the beginning of another troubled outing for Los Angeles’ bullpen in the World Series.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 ChrissSix relievers combined to give up eight of Boston’s nine runs over the final three innings in a 9-6 loss Saturday night that sent the Dodgers to the brink of elimination for the second straight year.“Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings,” Trump tweeted. “It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!” “We’re all disappointed,” Jansen said. “We can’t question ourselves. It’s another day tomorrow. It’s not over until it’s over.”Hours earlier, Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.’s tying homer in the eighth inning of an epic Game 3, blowing his attempt at a six-out save in his third major World Series failure in two years.But the bullpen rallied, with eight relievers combining for 11 innings of five-hit ball in the longest World Series game in history. They mostly shut down Boston’s powerful lineup and the Dodgers eked out a 3-2, 18-inning victory in the 7-hour, 20-minute affair that ended early Saturday. Converted starter Alex Wood got the win by pitching out of trouble in the 18th after giving up a leadoff walk.Jansen struggled against Houston a year ago in the World Series, too.He gave up a solo homer to Marwin Gonzalez in Game 2 for his first blown save in the playoffs. That ended his major league record streak of converting his first 12 postseason save chances.In Game 5, he took the loss in a 10-inning defeat.The Dodgers ran through Dylan Floro, Wood and Kenta Maeda in the ninth when the Red Sox exploded for five runs, four of them with two outs. Floro gave up pinch-hitter Rafael Devers’ go-ahead single with one out.“We have another chance,” Jansen said, “and we’ll give it our best shot.”It might be their last. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Roberts responded, saying, “I don’t know how many Dodger games he’s watched. I don’t think he’s privy to the conversation. That’s one man’s opinion.”Los Angeles trails 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is Sunday at Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers lost to Houston in Game 7 a year ago.Informed of Trump’s comments, Boston manager Alex Cora simply said, “Dave Roberts is a good manager.”When he was told of the presidential tweet, a subdued Hill said, “I didn’t read it.”Roberts and Hill talked in the sixth, with the 38-year-old left-hander telling his manager to keep an eye on him.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Boston Red Sox’s Mitch Moreland watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Ryan Madson during the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series baseball game on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Working on a one-hitter with a 4-0 lead, Rich Hill had just set down Eduardo Nunez swinging for the first out of the seventh inning.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had seen enough. Walking to the mound, he signaled to the bullpen and Hill was gone.ADVERTISEMENT Chris Sale’s shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title View commentslast_img read more

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San Miguel calls out Alaska’s Alex Compton for ‘kawawa ang liga’ remark

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel cried foul over what it called “unnecessary remarks” by Alaska Aces head coach Alex Compton regarding the Beermen’s recruits over the past years.Compton, whose Aces lost three championship series to the Beermen since 2014, said San Miguel’s acquisition of three-time scoring champion Terrence Romeo put all the other teams at a disadvantage.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ San Miguel is the most successful franchise for the past five years winning six of the possible 12 titles including four straight Philippine Cups.“Each PBA team has a responsibility to create the right chemistry and harness talents to come up with a formidable squad,” said San Miguel in the statement.“This league has a gone a long way in providing entertainment and appreciation for this great sport and for that we thank all the people who have been a part in building it.”ADVERTISEMENT Top rookie pick CJ Perez leads charge as Columbian stuns San Miguel In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There was San Miguel for three finals, and June Mar Fajardo was always an issue,” said Compton in a previous Inquirer report. “Then they added Christian [Standhardinger] and now they added Terrence [Romeo]. Kawawa ang liga.”San Miguel rebutted Compton saying that the Aces also traded away “competent players” RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva before pointing out that TNT, Romeo’s former club, was actively trying to create a trade that would get rid of the prolific gunner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJazul was the first Ace to be traded to Phoenix in exchange for Simon Enciso in 2017 while Abueva also became a Fuel Master a year later after Alaska swapped him for Karl Dehesa and a 2019 first round draft pick.“It is also widely known that Terrence Romeo was offered to all the PBA teams before he was traded to the San Miguel Beermen.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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No. 2 Duke rallies from 23 down, beats No. 16 Louisville

first_imgDuke guard Jordan Goldwire, left, and forward Cam Reddish celebrate following the team’s 71-69 victory over Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking tired and beaten while trailing Louisville by 23 points, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told his players they would win the game.Whether he believed it or not didn’t matter. The Blue Devils bought in and found their energy in the final 10 minutes to mount one of their biggest comebacks ever.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It just took us playing hard,” Williamson told ESPN after the game. “They were playing harder than us. Louisville’s a very great team, but we just had to play harder than them.”Not even Coach K could grasp that rally.“I did think we could play better,” he said. “I was positive, but I don’t know, belief. … At that point, I may have been telling them a lie.”The ploy worked because the Blue Devils also clamped down defensively with a combination of press and 2-2-1 zone that forced 13 second-half turnovers and left the Cardinals forcing passes and shots.“Give Duke great credit. Their kids never quit,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “They battled, they turned us over what seemed like a thousand times in the last four or five minutes. I’m stunned.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Reddish scored 16 of his 22 points after halftime and RJ Barrett added 13 for Duke, which won its eighth in a row despite shooting a season-low 37 percent from the field.Jordan Nwora had 23 points and Dwayne Sutton 15 for Louisville, which dropped its second straight. The Cardinals shot 42 percent, but just 9 of 24 in the second half.POLL IMPLICATIONSDuke continued its pursuit of the No. 1 spot with a gutsy rally. Louisville has work to do against Clemson if it wants to stay in the AP Top 25.BIG PICTUREDuke: The Blue Devils looked flat for 30 minutes and seemingly couldn’t make anything from the field. But they regrouped and came away with a strong, if ragged, follow-up to their win over Virginia. They were outrebounded 41-39 but came up with needed boards in the clutch.Louisville: Instead of bouncing back from a mistake-prone overtime loss at Florida State, the Cardinals are left wondering as they let one slip away. Seemingly in control for the first 10 minutes of the second half, they became tentative. They missed shots in the process and lost a chance to earn a signature win that could’ve strengthened their conference title hopes.UP NEXTDuke hosts North Carolina State on Saturday in the lone meeting between the Tobacco Road schools.Louisville hosts Clemson on Saturday. LATEST STORIES View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Wired to win: Wire fox terrier is Westminster best in show Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping the No. 2 Blue Devils overcome a second-half deficit to beat the No. 16 Cardinals 71-69 on Tuesday night.“I think our mentality changed,” Reddish said. “We didn’t want to go home with a loss. We had to fight for Duke, just give it our all for the name on our chest.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAfter making 2 of 17 shots to open the second half, Duke (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got hot to make 9 of 13 and shut down the Cardinals over the final 9:54. Zion Williamson (27 points, 12 rebounds) ignored foul trouble and instead drew whistles in his favor, making 8 of 9 from the line before Reddish added a couple of 3s in between free throws — the last two of which followed an official review of a play under Duke’s basket.Christen Cunningham tried to tie it for Louisville (17-8, 8-4), but his jumper in the lane bounced off the rim and into Williamson’s hands as the final seconds ticked off. The Blue Devils celebrated loudly as they left the court after completing the second-biggest second-half comeback in program history. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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