first_imgBrazil will have the luxury of being able to treat their game against Ecuador in Porto Alegre as a training exercise after securing qualification in their last outing, a 3-0 win over Paraguay in March — their eighth consecutive victory.The game may see Brazil coach Tite select Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who has not played for the Premier League team this season amid a transfer saga involving Barcelona.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Argentina’s forwards Lionel Messi (L) and Mauro Icardi talk during a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2017 ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Uruguay. / AFP PHOTO / Juan MABROMATALuis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img Colombia are second in the standings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile occupy the other two automatic spots on 23 points.It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans.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’Argentina have spluttered their way through the qualifiers so far, notching only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.Sampaoli, who masterminded Chile’s victory at the 2015 Copa America, took control of the ‘Albiceleste’ in May, and began his reign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in a friendly in June. LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles A 6-0 romp over lowly Singapore provided a further clue that Sampaoli, who favours an aggressive, attacking style, may already have begun to have an influence.Higuain axedSampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina’s ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.Icardi is expected to start at the apex of a front three with Messi and Juventus prodigy Paulo Dybala lurking just behind.Argentina’s path to Russia has been complicated by the Court of Arbtitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday that confirmed a sanction against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player in their September 2016 0-0 draw with Chile.ADVERTISEMENT Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FIFA later converted that result to a 3-0 win for Chile, a ruling that means Sampaoli’s former team now have a one-point advantage over the fifth-placed Argentines.“Now we have to play catch-up to get to the World Cup,” Sampaoli said Tuesday.Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez.The 30-year-old talisman was initially ruled out of the fixture through injury but has travelled back to his homeland to train with the team.Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez hinted Suarez may yet make a dramatic return on Thursday, declining to rule out the striker.“He has shown signs of recovery that have rather surprised us,” Tabarez said.If Suarez fails to win his fitness battle, Uruguay will once again turn to in-form Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is the top scorer in the qualifying competition with nine goals.“It is a very, very difficult match… We will see who has the most guts for it,” said Tabarez.Elsewhere on Thursday, second-placed Colombia will aim to edge closer to qualification with an away victory over already-eliminated Venezuela.Fourth-placed Chile meanwhile host Paraguay in Santiago as they aim to remain ahead of Argentina in the qualifying positions. 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first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Tuesday’s game was the first since March 9, 2015, that Paul was held to four or fewer points.D’Antoni isn’t concerned about Paul falling behind integrating and getting comfortable alongside JamesHarden in one of the Western Conference’s newest backcourt dynamic duos.“I don’t think it’s a challenge, you’ve got two great players that play very well on the ball and off the ball,” D’Antoni said. “I don’t see a problem. He wasn’t healthy yesterday so he was going half speed and we’re playing Golden State, so that was the challenge yesterday. They’ve looked good in practice. I think they’ll keep figuring things out a little bit better and make it easier on each other. But we’re looking forward to just getting him back healthy.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul, right, steps over Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) after losing the ball out of bounds during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Houston guard Chris Paul is out for the Rockets’ game in Sacramento on Wednesday night because of a bruised left knee and coach Mike D’Antoni isn’t counting on him Saturday for the home opener against Dallas.“It’s not a concern, it’s just nagging,” D’Antoni said before the game against the Kings. “We’ll sit him until the training staff thinks he’s ready to go and try to get over it totally.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Eric Gordon was to start in place of Paul, who still could be ready by Saturday but D’Antoni said, “I think he’s still in play but I think it’s hard.”Paul had four points and shot 2 for 9 in the Rockets’ season-opening 122-121 win at Golden State on Tuesday night but was limited by soreness in the knee. He led the Rockets with 11 assists and also grabbed eight rebounds, while playing 33 minutes in his regular-season debut with Houston after being traded away by the Los Angeles Clippers during the offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Man, I got through it,” Paul told reporters after the game in Oakland. “It was cool. Tough game, but it’s all about getting the win.”Paul was hampered at the end of the preseason by the knee pain which continued flaring Tuesday, and D’Antoni said the perennial All-Star “is playing on one leg right now.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hayward from hospital: It’s hurting me that I can’t be therelast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ “Nothing has been easy,” coach Doc Rivers said.With Bradley Beal guarding him, Williams unleashed the winner from the top of the key, capping a wild final 12 seconds in which both teams traded leads on clutch plays.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I made a move and Bradley bit on it,” Williams said. “I was able to pull up with one dribble. If I go left, I like my chances.”After Williams’ basket, the Wizards called a timeout. Cavaliers’ Love out with sore left hip against Sixers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Beal completed a three-point play with 8 seconds remaining to put the Wizards back in front, 112-110. That set up Williams’ winning shot after the Clippers had blown a 14-point lead in the third quarter.Both teams were missing injured stars: John Wall for the Wizards and Blake Griffin for the Clippers.Neither team led by more than four points in the fourth.Beal got loose for 16 points in the third. He made four 3-pointers before Porter pulled the Wizards into a 75-all tie on a free throw. The last 1 1/2 minutes turned into a 3-point shootout between Williams and Scott. Each of them hit two 3s and Williams added another basket to give the Clippers an 85-81 lead going into the fourth.SWEET LOUWilliams is the NBA’s leading scorer off the bench and he’s been on a roll in his last six games, scoring at least 18 points in each of them. It’s the most dominant run of his career that he can recall.STRANGE STARTIn an omen to the strangeness of the game, the referees called a foul on the opening tip. “That was the first time I saw that,” said Beal, a six-year veteran. “Why was it a foul versus a re-jumped ball or just their ball?”STREAKINGThe Clippers have won 15 of their last 18 against the Wizards dating to March 18, 2009, including 10 in a row at Staples Center, which is the second-longest active home winning streak against a single opponent. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams celebrates after scoring late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 113-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The way things have been going for the struggling Clippers, it figures a wild finish involving an arcane clock rule would be the way they’d finally win again.Lou Williams hit a go-ahead pull-up 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining, lifting Los Angeles to a 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday to end a four-game skid.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSWizards: Wall missed his eighth straight game with a sore left knee. Coach Scott Brooks said Wall practiced Friday and responded well. He will practice again on Monday and be monitored day-to-day.Clippers: G Milos Teodosic sat out his 22nd straight game because of a left foot injury. He practiced Friday, worked out Saturday and will work again Sunday. Coach Doc Rivers said if Teodosic can get through all that, there’s a chance he could play.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday night in the finale of their five-game trip.Clippers: Host the Raptors on Monday night, the last time Toronto will be away for four straight games this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I never complain about tough decisions and tough plays at the end of the game that referees have to make,” he said.Beal called it “a freak rule” and said it didn’t make sense because the Wizards had his basket taken away.“We had a great play, now that you take that away that gives the defense a chance to set up now to change some things,” he said. “Now we’ve got to go back and try to change into a different play with the ball in the corner. He said we get the same amount of time, but we didn’t get the same amount of time. Then the ball was placed in the corner. So I don’t really understand it.”Rivers said he wasn’t sure what triggered the review.“I just wanted it to go in our favor and it did,” he said. “We showed a lot of heart.”Williams scored 35 points to lead a dominant bench effort for the Clippers. Their reserves outscored Washington’s 59-47.Beal scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half. Otto Porter Jr. had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Scott had 22 points off the bench for the Southeast Division-leading Wizards.“This is one of those games that you can’t be 100 percent mad because there was so much freak stuff going on at the end of the game it could have played out any way,” Beal said.Austin Rivers hit a 3-pointer from the right wing, putting the Clippers ahead 110-109 with 12 seconds left after he missed a 3 in the right corner and Los Angeles controlled the rebound.“I thought that was going to be the one that won it,” Williams said. They inbounded the ball on the sideline with 1.2 seconds left and Beal hit the potential winning baseline jumper, which was waived off because the game clock started a couple tenths of a second too soon.After a video review, the referees decided to give Washington possession for a replay, except the Wizards inbounded in the left corner with 1.1 seconds on the clock. Marcin Gortat’s jumper bounced off the rim as time expired.Crew chief Bill Spooner told a pool reporter after the game that the referees incorrectly reset the shot clock to 1.1 seconds instead of 0.1. Spooner said the location of the inbounds changed to the point of interruption where Beal caught the ball.“We had a clock malfunction, early start,” Spooner said in a statement. “The time that they lost was 1.1. With an inbounds at 1.2 that leaves, mathematically, 0.1 and that should have been where we reset it. We actually made the mistake in their favor if you will, and reset it at 1.1.”Wizards coach Scott Brooks wasn’t upset about the mistake.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 29th Andrada Cup kicks off junior tennis season Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew While Ancajas’ career is on the upswing, Milan Melindo’s took a nosedive.Melindo was beaten by World Boxing Association champion Ryoichi Taguchi in their bloody light flyweight unification title bout in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve and will come home without his IBF belt.Hampered by his brittle face skin and shorter reach (two inches), Melindo yielded a unanimous decision, 117-111, twice, and 116-112, to the Japanese who made his seventh successful title defense and climbed to 27-2-2 with 12 knockouts.The 29-year-old Melindo fell to 37-3 with 13 KOs and dropped his bid of becoming undisputed champion.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoJerwin Ancajas’ dedication to his craft knows no bounds.He will train, be it Christmas or New Year, which happens to be his 26th birthday.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Team Ancajas will leave on Jan. 25 to acclimatize and shed extra pounds, if necessary.Though Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 knockouts) is tipped to beat Gonzalez (21-1, 8 KOs) in the12-rounder to be shown by global sports television channel ESPN, Jimenez said they aren’t taking the Mexican lightly.“I’ve been watching footages of his workouts and he’s a typical Mexican fighter,” said Jimenez. “He is tough, aggressive and always throws punches. We will be ready to whatever he will bring on the ring.”Jimenez anchors his faith on Ancajas, whose work ethic is beyond compare.Milan Melindo sidetrackedADVERTISEMENT While almost all people are partying or enjoying Monday’s revelry, Ancajas, as he did last week, continued his preparations for his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 3 at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the US.According to his trainer, Joven Jimenez, Ancajas did his morning run at 9:30 before an hour of gym work at his Survival Camp in Brgy. Ramirez in Magallanes, Cavite.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 folkJimenez said Ancajas is right on track for his debut with Top Rank Promotions in the United States, having done 40 rounds of sparring against five partners and whipping his well-chiseled body into shape.As in his training for his three successful title defenses last year, against Mexican Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Macau, Japanese Teiru Kinoshita in Brisbane, Australia, and Irish Jamie Conlan in Belfast, Ireland, Ancajas will spend the whole training camp in the country. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

first_imgMaking history in 2017, the Philippine women’s football team is far from done.ADVERTISEMENT Alapag takes notice of Bolick, Perez: ‘A lot of talent, athleticism’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Eyeing an even more fruitful showing this year, the Filipinos have their sights set on bigger goals as they seek to compete and, hopefully, beat tougher foes.For the first time in 15 years, the Philippines will compete in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup this April.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 folkSlotted in Group A, the Filipinos have their work cut out for them against host Jordan, and former champions China and Thailand in their bid to qualify for the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.Also looking to continue their ascent are their youth counterparts as the women’s under-15 squad is hoping to build on its strong performances in 2017. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments The young Filipinos settled for the silver medal in the 2017 AFF Under-15 Women’s Championship after losing to Thailand.They also finished second in Group B of the qualifiers, barely missing out on the lone ticket to the 2017 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship.But if there’s any indication of their awe-inspiring showing, the best is yet to come for Philippine women’s football.Video from Mia Montayre, Philippine women’s national team media officerADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

first_imgCollegiate squads test mettle of Young Gilas 5 Jeane Horton had 17 points and Rachel Anne Daquis 12 for Cignal, which played without import Sonja Milanovic and head coach Edgar Barroga.Barroga had to abandon the team to coach National University in the Palarong Pambansa in Vigan. Cignal also lost spiker Janine Navarro to an injury in the third set. —JAN JAIME DELOS SANTOS, CONTRIBUTORFEATURED 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 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cocolife got great games from its imports on Tuesday to post a 25-22, 25-21, 28-26 win over Cignal HD and bag a semifinal berth in the Chooks-To-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.Serbians Marta Drpa and Sara Klisura combined for 35 points in leading the Asset Managers to the win and a clash with powerhouse Petron in a best-of-three series.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Stunned by a brave Mono Vampire squad in Game 2 on Wednesday in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Alab aims to get the upper hand in a series that has become too close for comfort for each team.The Filipino club took Game 1 in overtime, 143-130, before the Thai team tied the series with a thrilling 103-100 triumph. The next two games will be held in Thailand, including Game 4 on Monday.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 crownAlab left for the Thai capital on Friday, hopeful that import Justin Brownlee has recovered from cramps in Game 1. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Can Mr. Matthysse honestly spell defense?center_img Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag knows he has a resilient group of players who are ready to rise above adversity.There’s no better time for Alab to show that quality than on Saturday when it tries to get back on track in Game 3 of the Asean Basketball League Finals at Stadium 29 in the outskirts of the Thai capital of Bangkok.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Iriga-Navy sinks BaliPure for opening win in PVL “Through the Jr. NBA program, I look forward to this opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids, especially girls, to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft in the same way it opened doors for my career, can unlock greater opportunities in life.”The National Training Camp finalists were selected from Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan and Metro Manila, and from the Alaska Power Camps in Manila and Subic. Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eight boys and eight girls will travel to Shanghai for a live NBA game between Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks.Cauley-Stein, the third-year center for the Kings, is looking forward to witnessing the Filipinos’ passion for the sport in person.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“I’m eager to work with these dedicated young players who have earned the right to be chosen as Jr. NBA All-Stars,” said Cauley-Stein in a statement. “I’m excited to share my basketball knowledge and help the kids become the best version of themselves on and off the court.”Willie Cauley-Stein of the Sacramento Kings dribbles against Los Angeles’ Larry Nance during the first half of a game at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPSwoopes, a four-time WNBA champion, meanwhile, is raring to share her knowledge with the kids, especially the young girls, who want basketball as a career. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FILE – Sheryl Swoopes reacts during the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall on September 9, 2016 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFPSacramento Kings’ Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes are headed to Manila for the final stretch of the 2018 JR. NBA Philippines this month.During the training camp from May 18-20, Cauley-Stein and Swoopes will help identify the young stars who will be part of the 2018 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Star selection. They will also coach the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgWith the Swiss great serving for the match, Pella forced two break points for some late drama. But Federer answered with four points in a row to set up a meeting with Nick Kyrgios.“I didn’t give Guido many chances to get into my service games, except maybe the last couple,” Federer said after only his second match since March 24. “I was happy that I also got more rhythm today.”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 crownThe fourth-seeded Kyrgios defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.Federer can reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal with a win on Saturday. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “In the match that you play for world No. 1, it’s clearly going to be in the back of your head,” he said.Defending champion Lucas Pouille will face Milos Raonic in the other semifinal.Pouille defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, and Raonic upset the third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (2), 7-6 (1).ADVERTISEMENT Young, Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA draft Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Roger Federer plays against Guido Pella in their quarterfinal tennis match during the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Friday June 15, 2018. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)STUTTGART, Germany — Roger Federer defeated Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Stuttgart Open semifinals.Federer was too good for his opponent even though the 75th-ranked Argentine produced one of his best matches on grass.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFILE – In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 file photo, AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrates with his players after winning the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. UEFA has on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 given AC Milan a one-year Europa League ban for overspending on player transfer and wages. Milan last year spent more than 200 million euros (then nearly $250 million) on new players amid questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the Italian club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)MILAN — UEFA banned AC Milan from European competition for one year on Wednesday for overspending on player transfers and wages in one of the toughest sentences handed down for breaching financial fair play regulations.Milan will be excluded from next season’s Europa League unless an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is successful.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “The Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) … has taken a decision in the case of AC Milan that had been referred to it by the CFCB Chief Investigator for the breach of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations, in particular the break-even requirement,” UEFA’s statement said.“The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons (i.e. one competition in 2018/19 or 2019/20.”Atalanta, which finished seventh, looks set to take Milan’s Europa League place, with Fiorentina entering at the second qualifying round.Fiorentina announced on Wednesday it had brought the start of its pre-season training forward by two days, to July 2.The first leg of the second qualifying round is scheduled for July 26.ADVERTISEMENT A statement announcing the club’s appeal said the breach occurred “in the three-year period between July 2014 and June 2017” — before its spending spree.Milan spent more than 200 million euros last year (then nearly $250 million) on new players amid questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April 2017.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 crownIt finished sixth in Serie A and qualified for the Europa League.UEFA rejected both a voluntary agreement at the end of last year and a settlement agreement last month. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ‘Dark day for German football’ after World Cup elimination Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more