Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Antonio shares Italy lead; Torre rises Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ A victory against Nepal will guarantee progress to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, a first for the country.“I think this is as good as any chance for us to qualify so I’m not even thinking about the possibility of us not qualifying,” said Younghusband, who has four goals so far in the qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSitting on top of Group F with eight points, the Azkals still have one more game against Tajikistan at home.“This is perhaps one of the most important matches in our history,” said team manager Dan Palami. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson ‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze PLAY LIST 02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Having enjoyed his first trip to Nepal five years ago when the Philippines reached the AFC Challenge Cup semifinals for the first time, Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband is hoping to achieve a bigger, more important goal this time.When Younghusband leads the Azkals out at ANFA Stadium against the host country in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the team will be carrying the dreams of a nation that has so long been aching to play with the elite.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

MVP chants as Beasley scores 32 to lead Knicks past Celtics

first_imgO’Quinn with a putback slam! Beasley gets MVP chants. Tied game at 68 after three quarters. #NBA pic.twitter.com/gjS7X0lzG3— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 22, 2017The Knicks are 1-5 without Porzingis this season, but the Latvian center was hardly a factor in the victory as he only registered a point and five rebounds in 23 minutes in his first game back after dealing with a sore left knee.The Knicks star, though, has generally not performed well against the Celtics. In the Knicks’ 110-89 loss last October 24 at the TD Garden in Boston, Porzingis shot just 3-of-14 as they fell to 0-3.“He hadn’t played in 7 days, it’s always tough to come back from that. He just had one of those nights. I’m sure he wanted to come out and play well, but the team won and he’s happy about that,” said the New York coach.Enes Kanter added 14 points and 10 boards while Courtney Lee and Jarrett Jack, who were responsible for the Knicks’ hot start where they led by as much as 14 in the opening period, had 12 markers apiece.Kyrie Irving matched Beasley’s game best 32 points, but the Celtics still lost their second straight game after falling to Miami, 90-89, on Wednesday at home. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals New York Knicks’ Michael Beasley (8) celebrates after scoring a three point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis received the loudest cheers during the player introductions as he returned from a two-game absence.But by the end of the night, Madison Square Garden was chanting another name.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ “It is what it is. It happens,” Irving said. “So for now, presently, where we are, just pick ourselves up and move on to I believe, Chicago (on) Saturday.”The Knicks face the Detroit Pistons on Friday before facing the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Christmas Day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Beasley earned deafening “MVP! MVP!” chants after steering the New York Knicks past the NBA’s league-best Boston Celtics, 102-93, Thursday night here.Beasley came alive in the third quarter and took over for the Knicks after Kyrie Irving gave the Celtics their first lead of the night that ballooned to as big as nine with over three minutes left to play in the period.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 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MVP chants for Beas. He can’t miss, even from the stripe. #NBA pic.twitter.com/GvIeHDwbrW— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 22, 2017 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina He scored six of the Knicks’ last 11 points that tied the game at 68 at the end of third, and New York continued to ride his hot hand in the final quarter, where Beasley poured 18 points to keep the Celtics at bay.With Al Horford hounding him, Beasley pulled up from 12 feet to push the lead to 99-91 with over a minute left and virtually seal the Knicks’ first victory over their Atlantic Division rival in three tries.“Mike, he can do a lot of things with the ball. He can go right, he can go left. He was the second pick in the draft 10 years ago. He’s talented and you all saw that tonight,” said coach Jeff Hornacek.Beasley exploded for 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting and added 12 rebounds off the bench, making him the first sub for the Knicks to have scored 32 and 12 according to Associated Press.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben Mbala leaves La Salle, joins Mexican ball club OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Wozniacki senses ‘great’ Aussie Open despite Auckland loss

first_imgBucks rally past Wizards LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return against Sachia Vickery of the US during their women’s singles semi-final match at the WTA Auckland Classic tennis tournament in Auckland on January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEYCaroline Wozniacki declared she was preparing for a “great” Australian Open as she closed in on regaining the world top ranking despite a surprise defeat in the WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday.The 27-year-old Dane is projected to rise to number two in the world when the new rankings are released on Monday and if results go her way in Australia she could make a record-setting return to number one, a position she last held six years ago. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Goerges dropped her serve once, at 4-3 in the second set, but never felt her form was dropping. “It means you have to be there right away in the next game. I didn’t break her but I showed her I was still there and I was very happy that I could serve well at the end,” she said. Head-to-head, Goerges now leads Wozniacki 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The current record for the longest gap between being ranked number one is held by Serena Williams who spent five years and 29 days off the top spot between August 10, 2003, and September 8, 2008. Although beaten 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) by world number 14 Julia Goerges in the Auckland final, Wozniacki said her preparation for Melbourne was on track. 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“I’ve got a lot of matches under my belt this week, it was the preparation I hoped for,” she said. “Now I can take a day off tomorrow and fly to Melbourne and get used to courts over there, and the conditions, and hopefully it’s going to be a great couple of weeks.  “Everyone wants to be number one, but it’s something I’ve done before and obviously it would be nice to do it again, but honestly I think i’m just thinking about being in the finals, holding trophies, lifting trophies.” Wozniacki started last year ranked number 19 and by the end of the year, after winning the WTA Finals, she had risen to number three.Meanwhile, Goerges is expected to rise from 14 to 12 when the next rankings come out as she enjoys a rich vein of form having won three consecutive tournaments. She is on a 14-match winning streak with her success in Auckland following victories in Moscow and Zhuhai WTA tournaments late last year.The 29-year-old German troubled Wozniacki with a big forehand that produced service breaks at the start of each set and a booming serve that delivered 11 aces. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

UAAP football: Santo Tomas, UP clobber foes

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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES University of Santo Tomas routed 10-man Adamson University, 3-0, while University of the Philippines drubbed University of the East by the same score to share the lead Thursday in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Dexter Benecio netted a first-half brace while Steven Anotado assisted Marvin Bricenio’s fourth goal of the season in the 68th minute as the Growling Tigers maintained their clean sheet.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. King Miyagi scored twice while JB Borlongan tallied his second goal for the season for the Fighting Maroons.UST and UP are level with six points on top of the table.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 folkTigers coach Marjo Allado was delighted to see Anotado, who subbed in the 67th minute, return to the pitch after a two-year absence due to knee injury.“Happy to see him (Anotado) again in the UAAP. Even if he didn’t score, at least, he had chances,” said Allado. UP mentor Anto Gonzales lauded his troops for following up their 1-0 win over defending champion Ateneo last Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UST, Adamson set stage for softball duel MOST READlast_img read more

No excuses for Perez, Zark’s-Lyceum after 2nd loss

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City His struggles were further typified when he missed two treys and a pair of freebies in the final 13 seconds when Zark’s-Lyceum was trying to mount a belated run.“Maybe, they really prepared well for me,” said Perez, giving praise to the defensive job by the CEU swingmen. “They know that I’m going to get my touches and I really had to work hard in this game.”Several things didn’t go the Jawbreakers way with Perez misfiring and Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu staying on the bench due to an ankle injury sustained in the first half, but they refused to go down without a fight.Despite the loss, which was only Zark’s-Lyceum’s second in six contests, Perez opted to stay positive and look at the game as a a learning curve.“They were better than us. It was close, but we fell in the end and that’s where we need to learn from,” he said. “It was still a great experience for us. We just have to learn from it.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Jawbreakers return to the court next Tuesday against another NCAA rival in Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sta. Lucia nabs first win in PSL Grand Prix Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFatigue finally caught up on CJ Perez and Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.Going through the grindhouse for the better part of the last two weeks in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup and the Philippine Collegiate Champions League, the Gilas Pilipinas “23-for-23” cadet admitted that their tough schedule may have lead to to its 85-91 defeat to CEU on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ “Maybe, that’s a factor too,” he said in Filipino.But not one make excuses, Perez knows that the Jawbreakers should know better to manage these circumstances and still compete up until the end.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“We don’t want to make excuses. We have to learn how to finish the games regardless of our situation,” he said.Perez was largely kept in check in the game, going on a paltry 7-of-20 shooting from the field to wound up with 17 points and eight rebounds against his four turnovers. View commentslast_img read more

Lillard rallies Trail Blazers for tight win over Lakers

first_imgLakers: Six Lakers finished in double figures, including 14 points for Brook Lopez and 11 for Kyle Kuzma.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Host the New York Knicks on Tuesday.Lakers: Host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina CJ McCollum had 22 points, and Jusuf Nurkic added 16 points and 16 rebounds.Julius Randle had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who had their five-game winning streak ended. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 points, and Lonzo Ball had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLillard was 5 of 7 from the floor and 4 of 5 from 3-point range in the fourth quarter.Isaiah Thomas had a chance to tie it in the closing seconds but was stripped by Shabazz Napier, who then made two free throws. Thomas finished with 19 points. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Lakers led 80-73 after the third quarter, with Randle scoring nine points and Caldwell-Pope adding seven. Caldwell-Pope knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to put Los Angeles up by 12, the Lakers’ largest lead of the game. Delivering on the defensive end, the Lakers held Lillard and McCollum to a combined six points on 2-of-13 shooting. Portland was 5 of 23 from the field, shooting 21.7 percent in the quarter.The Trail Blazers opened up an 11-point lead in the first quarter after Ball was called for two personal fouls in the first 5:56. The short-handed Lakers responded by cutting the advantage down to three going into the second, where the trading of runs became more pronounced.McCollum had seven straight to start the quarter, helping Portland to a 17-8 scoring edge over the first 4:28 and opening up a 46-32 lead, only to see the Lakers answer with an 8-0 run that included consecutive 3s by Kuzma and Ball. The Trail Blazers were up 58-55 at the break, with McCollum scoring 14 of his 17 first-half points in the second quarter.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard was 12 of 25 for the game, including 6 of 11 from 3.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer dazzles in first career Bay Area appearance Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Damian Lillard scored 19 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers won their 15th consecutive game over the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-103 on Monday night.Lillard scored 15 in a row for the Trail Blazers down the stretch, giving them a 104-103 with 1:08 remaining by knowing down 1 of 2 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments 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 awardlast_img read more

ABL: Alab slides to fourth after loss to Chong Son

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlab Pilipinas reeled to their second straight loss after dropping a 92-79 decision to Chinese club Chong Son in the ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at Nanhai Gymnasium in Guangdong Province.Both Alab and Kung Fu were in heated dispute for ownership of the second slot in the standings but it was the Chinese that planted its flag in the coveted piece of land, improving to 12-5 record while dealing the Filipinos their sixth loss in 17 games in the process.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Justin Howard capped off Chong Son’s blistering 26-8 run in the third quarter that put Kung Fu up, 72-52, with 1:46 left in the period.Chong Son never let go of its lead and even bumped it to 23 points, 81-58, off He Chongren’s triple at the 8:39 mark of the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKung Fu had three players finish above 20 points with Mikhael Mckinney leading the way with 26 points and 10 assists while Howard finished with 25 points and 16 boards and Anthony Tucker pitching in 23 points and eight assists.Renaldo Balkman put up 29 points and eight boards to lead Alab as they slipped to the fourth spot in the standings. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img San Miguel rallies, stuns Ginebra in OT for 2-0 semis lead MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Westbrook’s 20th triple-double leads Thunder past Kings

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Thunder: Play at Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Paul George and Carmelo Anthony each scored 21 points for the Thunder, who moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.Thunder center Steven Adams left the game in the third quarter with a left hip contusion and did not return. Just two days earlier against San Antonio, he hurt his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each added 15 for the Kings.Oklahoma City led 46-40 at halftime. George had 14 points and Anthony 13 for the Thunder. Temple’s tip-in in the closing seconds of the third quarter gave Sacramento a 79-78 lead. 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 MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and notched his 20th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 106-101 on Monday night.Westbrook had 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the 99th triple-double of his career.ADVERTISEMENT Harden helps Rockets to easy win over Spurs LATEST STORIES The Thunder led 88-85 in the fourth quarter when Westbrook checked back in after a brief rest. He got his 10th assist on a pass to Jerami Grant for a layup and his 10th rebound with just over 3 minutes to play. Westbrook’s lob to Grant for a dunk put the Thunder up 102-92 with just under 3 minutes to play.Sacramento cut its deficit to 104-101 on a pair of free throws by Bogdanovic with 23 seconds left, but Brewer made two free throws with 17 seconds left to put it out of reach.TIP-INSKings: Former Oklahoma star Buddy Hield came off the bench and scored three points in 15 minutes. … The start of the second half was delayed because a wire was hanging down behind one of the backboards and needed to be taped.Thunder: G Terrance Ferguson returned after missing Saturday’s game against San Antonio while in concussion protocol. He played 11 minutes and scored three points. … Anthony made three 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the game. … Oklahoma City improved to 7-3 since the All-Star break.UP NEXTKings: Host Miami Heat on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

James White motivated by Phoenix’s early exit last conference

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And White plans to use those teachings as he immerses himself with the Fuel Masters for the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup and try to replicate the success he had in Kia with Phoenix.White was the import that led the Enforcer to their first and only playoffs appearance after finishing the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup with a 6-5 record.“I get motivation from my teammates, they went through a lot of things, a lot of adversity,” said White, referring to Phoenix’ failed playoffs bid in the Philippine Cup.The furthest the Fuel Masters got in the Philippine Cup was a playoff for the 8th seed where they lost to TNT.“They got a playoff only to be knocked out so I think that emotion carried over and now we’re motivated,” said White. “We’re just getting motivated to keep moving forward and keep pushing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When James White first entered the PBA, the then 22-year-old was just few months removed from his time with Georgia Tech.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 UAAP football: UST clinches Final Four spot at expense of UE White, though, had seamless adjustment to the life in the Philippines, thanks to legendary Manny Pacquiao, who was the player-coach of Kia back in 2016.A couple of years have passed since White and Pacquiao shared the same uniform, but the teenage-looking import hasn’t forgotten the lessons the eight-division boxing World champion had taught him.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“The biggest lesson he gave me is to keep working hard no matter what, even though you’re in a situation where you don’t want to work, you just got to keep going,” said White, who is now part of Phoenix, said after practice at Upper Deck Sports Center.“You should work harder on the times when you don’t want to work.”last_img read more

Revilla at forefront of Phoenix’s road to redemption

first_imgThe Fuel Masters’ last foray into the playoffs was in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup where eventual champions San Miguel booted them out in the first round.And Revilla, who was still part of the Kia franchise in 2017, wants nothing more than lead Phoenix to the playoffs of the 2018 Commissioner’s with a familiar teammate beside him.Phoenix import James White was part of the Kia team that went to the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals, and Revilla said he’s excited to have his former teammate with him to help Phoenix get over the hump.“I was excited when we received word that James would be our import,” said Revilla. “He’s going to help us especially in our weak side defense and his length and rebounding would be a big help for us. He would be a big key for us this conference.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ If there’s a word that could perfectly sum up Phoenix’ campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, it has to be “almost.”ADVERTISEMENT James White motivated by Phoenix’s early exit last conference The Fuel Masters survived a do-or-die game against Globalport in their last game of the eliminations, 104-100, only to suffer a 118-97 beating at the hands of TNT for the 8th seed playoff.Point guard LA Revilla knows that Phoenix can take the next step and he vowed that the Fuel Masters will make noise in the upcoming Commissioner’s Cup.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“We were one game away from making it into the next round,” said Revilla in Filipino after the team’s practice at Upper Deck Sports Center. “I think our battle cry would be that we will redeem ourselves.”Phoenix finished the Philippine Cup with a 5-6 record and was tied with Globalport and TNT but the Batang Pier had the better quotient leaving them in the seventh seed while the KaTropa and the Fuel Masters duked it out for the eighth. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more