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Bench-clearing brawl erupts in La Salle, FEU pre-season game

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments Golden run ends as athletics team salvages 4 bronzes Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Curiously, La Salle and FEU will open their respective UAAP Season 80 campaigns on September 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.This wasn’t the first time these two teams got into each other’s nerves during a pre-season outing.Last year, a tune-up game between La Salle and FEU at San Juan Arena was also halted when tempers flared between then-coach Nash Racela and Ayo. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 1st Commotion !!!!😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/V3Stroc7WE— Animo Davao (@animodavao) August 25, 2017La Salle and Far Eastern U got into a bench-clearing brawl in their duel in the Kadayawan Festival pocket tournament at Almendras Gym in Davao.In a video posted by Animo Davao, Kib Montalbo and Ken Tuffin got into a shoving match which seemed to have triggered the melee late in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Based on on the clip, players from the bench also got into scuffle as Tamaraw guard Axel Iñigo, who seemed to be pacifying the situation, got elbowed by Green Archer guard Brent Paraiso before FEU’s Ron Dennison, who was earlier ejected from the game, came out of the dugout and attempted to throw punches.ADVERTISEMENT Commotion cause by Eboña. SMH FEU! pic.twitter.com/BGSOKq9LxW— Animo Davao (@animodavao) August 25, 2017Organizers forfeited the game as both teams were sent back to their team hotels.INQUIRER.net has reached out to FEU head coach Olsen Racela and La Salle mentor Aldin Ayo but both have yet to respond.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES FEU was leading, 73-59, with 20.0 seconds left in the third quarter when the commotion ensued. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal What’s in store for your animal sign this year MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Standhardinger, Ravena, Teng banner 2017 PBA Draft class

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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Fil-foreign bets Jason Perkins from La Salle and Davon Potts of San Beda are also seen to be first round picks.Kia will be selecting first from the pool on Draft Day on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila, followed by NLEX at second and Blackwater at third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Fil-German Standhardinger, the tallest prospect at 6-foot-7, is expected to get drafted at the top.College standouts who are also hoping to make the leap are Rey Nambatac and Jom Sollano of Letran, Sidney Onwubere of EAC, Lervin Flores of Arellano, Ervin Grospe of JRU, Dan Sara of San Beda and Gab Dagangon of Perpetual. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comProjected number one pick Christian Standhardinger and homegrown standouts Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng lead the 44 players who made themselves available for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft before Thursday’s 5 p.m. deadline.Raymar Jose and Jett Manuel, both of whom suited up for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the recently-concluded 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou, China, are also among the aspirants.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? There’s also a considerable amount of Fil-foreign hopefuls joining the fray, namely Robbie Herndon of Wangs Basketball, Julian Sargent and Zach Nicholls of Marinerong Pilipino, Andreas Cahilig of Cignal HD, and Felix Apreku of Racal, all of whom saw action in the past PBA D-League season.Rounding out the initial draft list are: JK Casiño of CEU; Thomas Torres of La Salle; Mac Tallo of SWU; Monbert Arong and Arvie Bringas of FEU; Kyle Neypes of NU; Dave Moralde of UP; Louie Vigil of UST; Gwynne Capacio and Chris de Chavez of Ateneo; Fil-Indonesian guard Biboy Enguio, Emil Palma, and JR Sumido of UE; Joseph Nalos and Lloyd Abrigo of Adamson; Jebb Bulawan and Wilson Baltazar of Lyceum; Joseph Gabayni of Racal; Jayson Grimaldo of Victoria Sports-MLQU; Jon Gabriel of Colegio de San Lorenzo and Marinerong Pilipino; Michael Juico of San Sebastian and Wangs Basketball; Elmer Cabahug of Flying V; Jerome Ortega of AMA Online Education; and less-heralded applicants Jeremiah dela Peña and Christian Geronimo.All 45 applicants have to go through the Draft Combine, set a week prior to the draft, before making the final list.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ UST sweeps elims, advances to UAAP beach volleyball finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Namajunas ready for what comes next as UFC’s new superstar

first_imgRose Namajunas is announced before fighting Joanna Jedrzejczyk, of Poland, in a women’s strawweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 217 Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in New York. Namajunas won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Rose Namajunas posed with a UFC championship belt around her waist and a tomato plucked from her garden in her hands.Namajunas has always had a bit of a green thumb, a labor of love passed on from her mother who could make strawberries blossom even in a tiny patch of yard in Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Namajunas, who said she earned the nickname “Thug” as a kid from one of her neighbors, used her post-fight interview to preach kindness.“This was the fight I had been fighting for,” she said. “Yes, the belt is a goal. But in this fight in particular, I wasn’t fighting for the belt but the bigger picture. Ever since I lost to (Karolina Kowalkiewicz), I decided I wanted to change the world.”Namajunas has said she was a victim of abuse and violence in a childhood complicated by watching her father suffer from schizophrenia. She also spoke out against the toxic atmosphere she found early in her MMA training at Roufusport. As Namajunas takes a turn trying to steer the women’s division into the future, she hoped she could serve as role model for someone looking for a voice.“Of course I want to leave things, especially negative things, in the past,” she said. “But if it can help somebody overcome something, then I want to make sure it ends up on a positive note. I don’t want to dwell on negative things.”The big negative in New York? Someone played the wrong walkout song. She requested “Sweet Freedom” by Michael McDonald.“They played some Oasis song or something,” Barry said.“It was definitely not my type of music,” Namajunas said.Namajunas planned to take some time off headed into the holidays and had no contender or timeframe in mind for her first title defense.She just knows that next time, everyone will be watching for her. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Roger Federer wins opening match at ATP Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea02:14Carpio 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’ “When they asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, in kindergarten I always said I wanted to be a farmer,” she said.She’ll have to settle for the baddest woman in UFC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNamajunas plowed through her competitors and landed in the biggest garden of ’em all — Madison Square Garden, and in the fight of her life at UFC 217. She left Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a battered heap and walked out the 115-pound UFC strawweight champion. With a buzzcut and steely determination that made a hybrid of some sort of Ripley meets Eleven sci-fi character, Namajunas dominated in a flash and thrust herself into the conversation as the new face of UFC.“I was the talk of the town that night,” she said. “I’ve always felt that I was a star. I always knew that I am a star. The only thing that was missing was the belt.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Oh, Namajunas has the belt in the suburban Denver home she shares with fiancee and training partner, Pat Barry. It’s in her closet.“It’s got an energy to it, you know? We want to make sure we don’t too wrapped up in it,” she said. “But we’ll shine it up. Give it some love.”Namajunas has felt nothing but love since winning a title on a card that fans, starting with UFC President Dana White, widely called one of the best in the company’s 25-year history. Namajunas, T.J. Dillashaw and Georges St. Pierre all won belts as challengers.“The UFC in general, we’ve been in kind of a weird spot lately,” she said. “That card is something that doesn’t come by very often. We haven’t seen a card like that in a really long time and it was something special to remember.”UFC has spent the year craving a new box office star that can carry the promotion into 2018 and beyond while stalwarts Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor and Jon Jones are on the bench. UFC’s promotional push had been all-in on Jedrzejczyk, the Polish fighter who was a win away from matching Rousey with six straight title defenses.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Namajunas is used to taking the shine off UFC’s brightest female stars.Paige VanZant’s rise into championship contention was chopped when Namajunas choked her out in 2015.Michelle Waterson was pegged as the next one until Namajunas choked her out, too, in April.And Jedrzejczyk?She was never a factor in their fight. Namajunas dropped her early in the first round with a big right hand, finished off a combination with a vicious left and pounced on a fallen Jedrzejczyk to finish her off.The MSG crowd that was solidly behind Jedrzejczyk during the walk to the cage roared with cheers when Namajunas won. Namajunas choked back tears as White placed the championship belt on her shoulder.“I make my environment what I want it to be,” Namajunas said. “I went to her castle where she felt comfortable, where she wanted to be in New York City and I took it from her.”UFC announcer Joe Rogan said a superstar was born in New York.“I hope the UFC realizes, and I think they do, that’s a … star. That’s a real star,” he said this week on his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “She’s a genuinely nice person. When you look like her and you’re 115 pounds and you’re a woman and you (mess) up the Boogeyman, yeah, crowds are going to gravitate to that. If she doesn’t become as a big a star as any other woman in MMA, I would be stunned.”Namajunas said that as champ, she wants to skip the brash trash talk that shot McGregor to mainstream stardom and has been imitated throughout UFC, including by the champions Jedrzejczyk, Michael Bisping and Cody Garbrandt, who all lost at UFC 217. 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Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

first_imgHe was found guilty in absentia by an Italian court for raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman.Five of the player’s friends were accused of the same crime. One of the accused was also given a nine-year prison sentence while the trial of the four others has been suspended because they are on the run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAccording to Milan daily Corriere della Sera, Robinho and his acquaintances made the young woman drink “to the point of making her unconscious and unable to resist”.They were then said to have engaged in “sexual intercourse multiple times in a row” with her. Robinho of Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro gestures during their 2017 Copa Libertadores match against Bolivia’s Wilstermann held at Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DOUGLAS MAGNOFormer AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday.The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It is not the first time the player has faced allegations of sexual misconduct.He was questioned by British police in 2009 after a woman accused him of assault at a nightclub in Leeds, northern England while he was playing for Manchester City. He was eventually released without charge.The 33-year-old won 100 international caps for Brazil and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.He was one of the first big-money signings at Manchester City, joining for 32.5 million pounds on the day the English Premier League club was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? PH still in the running for 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The court in Milan also ordered those found guilty to pay the victim 60,000 euros ($71,000).Robinho, who is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil, posted messages on his Instagram and Facebook profiles protesting his innocence and his lawyer said an appeal against the verdict had been launched.“We have already said that he has defended himself against these accusations and stated that he played no role in this incident,” the statement said.“All legal measures have already been taken.”The sentence is suspended while appeals take place.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Napier’s season-high 23 rally Blazers past 76ers

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Napier, who started for injured guard Damian Lillard, scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Trail Blazers rallied for 114-110 victory Thursday night.“The good thing about basketball is they say you’ve got the next game, but you always have two halves,” Napier said. “I felt like I was kind of lethargic out there in the first half and I felt like basically it can’t get any worse, so I just went out there and tried to be positive.”CJ McCollum led all scorers with 34 for the Blazers, who snapped a six-game losing streak at home. Portland had a season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter.The Sixers, who led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, have lost 10 of their last 12 games.Joel Embiid finished with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Dario Saric had 25 points and nine rebounds. The 76ers were hurt when Robert Covington went out in the third quarter with an injured finger on his left hand.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“It’s a disappointing loss. We had an opportunity without Damian being here. I give them credit. They did not roll over,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We gave up 18 points when Covington went out. We really missed him, but we give them credit.”JJ Redick and Embiid made consecutive 3-pointers to narrow the gap to 103-99 with 2:06 left. Jusuf Nurkic had a pair of free throws before McCollum’s pull-up jumper and it appeared the game was out of reach, but Embiid made another 3 that got the Sixers within 109-105 with 16 seconds left.McCollum made free throws with 3.4 seconds to go before Embiid added another 3-pointer to make it 111-108, but the Sixers weren’t able to catch up. Nurkic finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Portland won its fourth straight against the Sixers at the Moda Center. Napier scored 22 points after halftime.Lillard missed his third game with a strained right hamstring. Portland’s top scorer, averaging 25.2 points per game, was injured in a 102-85 loss to San Antonio on Dec. 20.Lillard warmed up a couple of hours before the game and didn’t appear hampered by the injury.On the other side, Embiid was questionable for the game with back tightness, but played. The 76ers were coming off a 105-98 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Christmas that snapped a five-game losing streak.Nurkic made a layup with nine seconds left to give Portland a 52-51 lead at halftime. But he was furious in the third quarter when officials did not stop the game when he had a bloody nose. He collected his fourth foul before heading for the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier, left, and forward Maurice Harkless high-five during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Shabazz Napier was struggling so much against the Philadelphia 76ers that Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts sat him early in the third quarter.Good thing for Portland that Napier returned in time for the fourth.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours ‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award Nurkic knocked heads with Redick, who appeared to have a cut lip.Nurkic said he was angry.“The more I get mad I play better,” he said. “I’m not saying every game ‘Hit me in the nose’ but I just need to play with the same energy every game like this.”The Sixers stretched the lead to 75-59 with five minutes left in the quarter, outscoring Portland 24-7. But Ed Davis capped a 10-1 Portland run with a dunk to pull the Blazers to 79-70.Napier had a personal 7-0 run to close the gap to 88-81. Jerryd Bayless made a 3-pointer on the other end — but it was later ruled no good because of a shot clock violation.Napier made two of three free throws and Nurkic added two more, before Napier’s layup got the Blazers within 88-87.TIP INS76ers: The Sixers beat the Blazers 101-81 in Philadelphia on Nov. 22. Embiid had 28 points and 12 rebounds in that one. … Embiid had six 3-pointers.Trail Blazers: Portland is just 7-10 at home this season, but 10-6 on the road. Asked before the game if he’d ever been on a team with that kind of record disparity at home, coach Terry Stotts said simply “No.”QUOTABLE: “We just need to be accountable. We need to hold each other accountable for everything. I think that’s what it comes down to. Making sure we stay on top of each other and make sure we’re getting better. Just talking to each other.” — Sixers guard Ben Simmons.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Denver on Saturday.Trail Blazers: Visit Atlanta on Saturday to kick off a three-game road trip. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Nurmagomedov beats Barboza at UFC 219

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Current lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s fight status is unknown and interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson is the only other man standing in Khabib’s way of a title shot.Nurmagomedov applied pressure from the opening seconds of the fight and secured a takedown early. From there he was able to advance position while landing heavy shots, keeping the fourth-ranked Barboza on the mat for the remainder of the round.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 folkKhabib forced the action to start the second round, continuing to pummel Barboza as he stalked him across the octagon. Nurmagomedov secured another takedown late in the round and again neutralized Barboza while inflicting a great deal of damage until the end of the round.Khabib had Barboza pressed against the fence for the first half of the final round and secured yet another takedown, completely limiting Barboza’s ability to attack while cruising through the end of the round. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, fights Edson Barboza during a lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 219, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov remained undefeated and staked a claim for a lightweight title shot with a dominant unanimous decision over Edson Barboza on Saturday night at UFC 219.The second-ranked Nurmagomedov received winning scores of 30-25, 30-25 and 30-24 from the judges. Nurmagomedov improved to 25-0 overall and 9-0 in the UFC. Barboza fell to 19-5.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jack hits tiebreaking free throws as Knicks beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also, former strawweight champion Carla Esparza earned a hard fought decision victory, handing sixth-ranked Cynthia Calvillo her first professional loss, and 12th-ranked Neil Magny topped former interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit by unanimous decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Ateneo needs more maturity, says captain Madayag

first_imgMaking the Wright plays Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Madayag was the first to commit a crucial miscue when her service error gave NU an 8-6 advantage, then Kat Tolentino followed it up when her hit struck the net giving the Lady Bulldogs an 11-7 lead.The Lady Bulldogs eventually capitalized on the errors with Audrey Paran scoring a block, 12-7, and Jasmine Nabor scoring three straight aces to finish the match.Madayag said their lack of maturity can be attributed to her team’s inexperience as Ateneo have seven new players in its lineup for Season 80.“The new players just need to have that confidence in them,” said Madayag who had six points. “I was the one giving them the confidence earlier but when I went to the bench they became quiet, no one was talking anymore.”Madayag added their losses should serve as lessons as they look for sustained improvement throughout the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor two straight games in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball, Ateneo has been coming up short in matches that have ended in five sets.The first was the Lady Eagles’ collapse in their season-opener against Far Eastern University, and the second was their failed comeback attempt against National University.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Those losses have put Ateneo on a 0-2 card, the school’s worst start in recent memory eclipsing the 1-1 mark in Season 73, and captain Maddie Madayag knows that the Lady Eagles still need to mature if they ever hope of getting back to elite status.“We still need the maturity because we’ve been talking about starting strong and ending games strong,” said Madayag in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Because sometimes we’ll start strong either that or we’ll have a slow start then a strong finish.”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 folkAteneo did have a slow start against the Lady Bulldogs, falling two sets to none before forcing a fifth set through a spirited fourth run that ended in the most lopsided score line of the match.The Lady Eagles, however, ultimately faltered in the deciding set when a couple of errors spelled their untimely demise. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 “I guess this will give us more lessons on not giving in so easily,” said Madayag. “I think we’re wasting chances here because we’re already in the fifth set and in the end we would end up slipping.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Michael Jordan: Kemba Walker is epitome of a Hornet

first_imgThe problem is Walker just doesn’t have nearly the supporting cast that Jordan did in his heyday.The Hornets are on the verge of failing to make the playoffs for the fifth time in seven seasons since Walker arrived in 2011. It’s hardly his fault, as he’s developed into a two-time All-Star and a dominant scorer who’s averaging better than 20 points per game the last three seasons while improving his shooting percentage each year.“His effort, leadership and commitment to our team and the City of Charlotte is second to none,” Jordan said.Walker’s hard work has not gone unnoticed.James — who tied Jordan’s record by scoring in double figures for the 866th consecutive game — said Walker has earned the respect of players around the league, even though the Hornets haven’t been a consistent playoff contender.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ “Listen, if you can be the all-time leading scorer in any franchise, that’s incredible,” James said. “That’s an incredible feat. I definitely went over and just told him how incredible that was. Even though with the season that they’re having, when accomplishments happen throughout the season, you try not to take them for granted.”Walker was emotional after the game, needing a towel to wipe away tears after he was interviewed on the court in front of an applauding crowd at the Spectrum Center — a rare deviation from the impenetrable New York City toughness he always displays on the court.But after retreating to the locker room, Walker sat at his locker with his head down while still upset over the loss.“That’s one thing that has allowed him to become the great player that he is,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said of Walker’s distaste for losing.Clifford said it would be hard to find a player who has improved as much as Walker over the past three seasons.“He’s a great story,” Clifford said.Walker became emotional because he started to remember what all of the doubters said along the way. He said that he “wasn’t supposed to be here.”“There were doubts when I got drafted,” Walker said. “I’ve seen plenty of articles and things like that I probably wouldn’t be an elite point guard. I wanted to prove people wrong. And when I got my first contract, they said I was overpaid. I proved them wrong again. That’s what I’m about. I’m about working, getting better and proving people wrong.”Given the changing landscape of the NBA, the four-year, $48 million contract Walker received in 2015 now looks like an incredible bargain. If he continues to play at this level — and there is no reason to suspect he won’t — he could receive a max contract following the 2018-19 season.Walker said he would like to stay in Charlotte, but he noted that also wants to win. 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets prepares for their game against the Chicago Bulls at Spectrum Center on February 27, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets owner Michael Jordan probably wishes he had a few more players like Kemba Walker. Perhaps then his team might be a regular NBA playoff contender.The hard work. The passion. The dedication.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Hornets have lost in the first round of the playoffs in Walker’s previous two postseason appearances, and the man who won a national championship in college at Connecticut is growing tired of watching the playoffs on television.The big question will be if Jordan decides the Hornets need to blow things up and use Walker as a bargaining chip in trade talks, or whether the team should continue to try to build around the 27-year-old point guard.Jordan created a stir earlier this year by saying he would trade Walker at the right price, but then held onto him instead of sending him to Cleveland or elsewhere.“I’ve always been committed to this place,” Walker said. “This is where I got my start. This is where I’ve grown as a man, as a person and as a basketball player. I don’t think it will be up to me. We’ll see.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil They are all qualities that Jordan said Walker possesses and led the point guard to become the franchise’s career scoring leader on Wednesday night.“He exemplifies what it means to be a Hornet,” Jordan said in a statement.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 crownWalker scored 21 points to pass Dell Curry with 9,841 points on a night LeBron James scored 41 points to help the Cavaliers cruise to a 118-105 win over Charlotte.Walker may not be as tall or possess the same leaping ability as Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, but he does play with the same all-out intensity and desire to win that His Airness did when he was winning titles for the Chicago Bulls. 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25 standouts from NCR move on to Jr. NBA national training camp

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ The finalists, who chosen by the Jr. NBA evaluation committee led by Jr. NBA head coach Carlos Barroca and PBA great Jeffrey Cariaso of Alaska, have a chance to vie for the 16 Jr. NBA 2018 All-Star slots and be rewarded the overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later in the year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jeremy Gabriel Felix, 14, of Ateneo; Joshua Minguillo, 13, of Anorama Montessori Binan; Lionel Matthew Rubico, 13, of De La Salle Lipa; Raphael Tolentino, 13, of International School of Better Beginnings; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli; Robert Janus Torres, 14, of Victorious Christian Montessori; Dranreb Aeron Singson, 14, and Rodelio Tomas, 14, of Escuela de Sophia Caloocan were the top performers in the boys division.The girls division, meanwhile, is comprised of Yza Camila Shalea Alarcon, 14, New Era High School; Franzelle Angela Chelzea Besa, 14, of Divine World College of Calapan; Franchesca Isabela Buenvenida, 11, of Mother of Divine Providence School; Merylle Angelica Cuasay, 12, of Adriatico Memorial School; Jay Anne Marie Lachica, 12, of Sta. Clara Parish School; Erika Nadine Tenorio, 12, of School of the Holy Spirirt Quezon City; Justine Valdes, 13, of Saint Pedro Poveda College; Ghemrie Hashley Garcia, 13, and Valerie Ruth Mapalad, 13, of Child Jesus of Nazareth School, Arianne Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel; Juliana Yap, 13, and Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia Caloocan and Maria Juliana Abella, 13, Isabela Louise Gonzales, 12, and Aaliyah Mai Reyes, 12, of Saint Paul College Pasig.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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES World champ Tabora eyes better showing in PH int’l bowling open Nine boys and 16 girls from the Manila selection camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 were chosen to join the roster of Jr. NBA All-Star aspirants from Bacolod, Baguio and Butuan who will move on to the National Training Camp on May 18 to 20.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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames More than 800 players joined the NBA’s global youth basketball program at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati over the weekend, where they were subjected to advanced drills and team scrimmages.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Rafael Nadal, master of the impossible

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal poses with the Mousquetaires Cup (The Musketeers) after his victory in the men’s singles final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem, on day fifteen of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTIf Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he’d have to amend his belief that death and taxes are life’s only certainties and add a third — Rafael Nadal winning the French Open.The Spaniard secured an 11th title at Roland Garros on Sunday and 17th major of his career.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal wins 11th French Open title, beats Thiem in 3 sets Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Injury miseryHis idiosyncracies are just as charming to his supporters.His picking at the rear of his shorts and mopping of his brow, aligned with his obsessive devotion to lining up his water bottles, are parts of the Nadal DNA.Victory on Sunday moved Nadal to just three Slams behind his great rival Roger Federer who, at 36, is more than four years older.It also reignited the debate over who is actually the greatest player of all time even though the two men have shared the last six majors between them.Nadal’s Grand Slam CV boasts 11 French Opens, three US Open titles, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open.He has now also joined Federer and Novak Djokovic in passing the $100 million prize money barrier.Tennis has been good for Nadal but he has been just as influential as a key driver of the sport’s growth.He won an under-12 regional crown at age eight and by 12 had captured Spanish and European age-group junior titles.By 15, he had turned professional and, two years later, won his first match against Federer. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 At 19, he won the 2005 French Open on his debut.It was early in his career when Nadal began his habit of biting the championship trophies he wins.Nadal added Wimbledon crowns in 2008 and 2010, an Australian Open title in 2009 and completed the career Grand Slam in 2010 by defeating Djokovic in the US Open final, becoming the youngest in the Open era (since 1967) to complete the four-event career sweep.And only Nadal and Andre Agassi can say they have a career Grand Slam and an Olympic men’s singles gold medal, Nadal having claimed his in 2008 at Beijing.Nadal added another US Open crown at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York in 2013 and a third last year.Knee injuries have taken a toll throughout his career, costing him nine Slam appearances, and after he failed to even reach a Slam semi-final in 2015 and 2016 some figured his greatest moments were behind him.But Nadal roared into the 2017 Australian Open final, losing to Federer, then captured his record 10th French Open crown in June last year, setting the stage for another title run in the Flushing Meadows fortnight at the US Open in September.Only Nadal, Pete Sampras and Ken Rosewall have managed the feat of winning Grand Slam titles in their teens, 20s and 30s. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I have doubts every day but that’s good as it makes me work hard with more intensity,” said Nadal last year when he captured his 10th French Open, a year after his latest battle with a wrist injury forced him to withdraw from the tournament after two rounds.That shock exit prompted speculation that Nadal was finished as a heavyweight of the sport.“You have to be humble and accept that you have to work to improve things,” added Nadal.“Life is never clear. If you have no doubts, then you are very arrogant. I am not an arrogant person.”It is that forthright modesty which endears Nadal to his legion of fans as is his respect for opponents, never forgetting to applaud every vanquished foe off court.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced He now has 86 match wins on Paris’ famous crushed red brick against just two defeats in 13 years.Juan Martin del Potro, who was run ragged by the world number one on Court Philippe Chatrier in this year’s semi-finals, was right to state that it’s almost impossible to beat Nadal on clay.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 crownHowever, you will never hear Nadal echo similar brash confidence despite his straight-sets win over Dominic Thiem in the final.Just as happy fishing or playing golf in Mallorca, Nadal is ruthless on the tennis court but disarmingly humble off it. View commentslast_img read more