Also-ran Mapua snaps 11-game skid, eliminates St. Benilde

first_imgRead Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future Already out of the playoff race, the Cardinals (2-12) also sent the Blazers (3-11) to an early vacation with still four games left in their schedule.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde with 18 points and nine rebounds, while rookie Unique Naboa got 12 markers and three boards in the loss.The Scores:MAPUA 79 – Victoria 19, Aguirre 15, Gabo 11, Nieles 11, Pelayo 11, Buñag 6, Estrella 3, Orquina 2, Raflores 1.ST. BENILDE 69 – Leutcheu 18, Naboa 12, San Juan 11, Domingo 6, Dixon 5, Belgica 4, Johnson 4, Pili 3, Castor 2, Sta. Maria 2, Mercado 2.Quarters: 20-17, 37-42, 53-55, 79-69.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMapua finally snapped an 11-game losing skid and eliminated St. Benilde from the Final Four race with a 79-69 win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Laurenz Victoria and Denniel Aguirre teamed up for the Cardinals’ 14-1 finishing salvo, holding the Blazers scoreless in the final 3:23.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “It’s been a long time,” quipped coach Atoy Co as he entered the press room for the first time this season.“I made a good decision today and I just stayed to the six players who are playing, and luckily, they were able to produce.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVictoria uncorked seven of his 19 points in the payoff period, to go with seven assists, and four rebounds, while Aguirre added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the fourth frame, on top of nine boards and two dimes as Mapua finally tasted a victory for the first time since beating Letran, 78-75, last July 11.JP Nieles, Cedric Pelayo, and Leo Gabo all had 11 points apiece, while Christian Buñag collared 16 rebounds to go with his six markers in the victory.last_img read more

Pooping in MMA fight will now result in TKO loss

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WATCH: UFC fighter accidentally soils herself mid-fightAhead of UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York this weekend,  the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has made a bold move by getting rid of unwanted bodily fluids inside the octagon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe governing body, which is responsible for regulating MMA fights in the state, has now banned poop, urine and vomit while competing.According to the new rules in place relayed by MMA Imports, any fighter who would release the body fluids will forfeit the fight by technical knockout (TKO). Scree grab from Youtube/Domenick Nati ShowMixed martial arts is arguably one of the craziest and most unpredictable sports there is, as anything can happen inside the cage.One of the most bizarre incidents happened in June, when UFC Strawweight Justine Kish lost control of her bowels and visibly soiled herself mid-fight.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As of this writing, only the NYSAC has imposed such a rule and it remains unclear if other governing divisions in other states will soon follow.The new regulation will take effect on Saturday’s event (Sunday in Manila), headlined by a UFC Middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and the returning Georges St. Pierre. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:UFC fighter who pooped herself will be sponsored by butt-wipes company Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Bryant set to bring KO punch to UFC with BodyArmour CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:21’Shit happens’: Moreno steps on poop during Bonifacio Shrine inspection00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Victims’ dad apologizes after lunging at Nassar in courtroom

first_imgRead Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Smith told Detroit radio station WWJ that it is “really unfortunate” if some people stepped forward only because of all the recent attention. Nassar released a statement saying Smith’s comments were a distraction and that his accusers’ remarks “have pierced my soul.”Many of Nassar’s accusers have blamed Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee for not doing more earlier to stop him. The USOC announced Friday that it hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation. And the coordinator of the women’s national team for USA Gymnastics, Valeri Liukin, said he was stepping down. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Ancajas steals limelight from main bout Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting nine victims in Eaton and Ingham counties, but the courts have been open to anyone who says she was assaulted during his decades of work at Michigan State, Twistars and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. More than 200 accusers so far have spoken or submitted statements in the two counties, and at least 80 percent have agreed to be publicly identified.Margraves’ dramatic move occurred after he listened to two of his daughters speak in court for 10 minutes. Lauren Margraves, a college student, said her parents were “filled with regret” because they took three daughters to see Nassar for sports injuries.“I see the look in their faces and I know they want to be able to do something but they can’t,” she told Nassar. “The guilt they have will never go away. All this is because of you.”Her father then stepped up and asked the judge if she would grant him “five minutes in a locked room with this demon.” Cunningham declined and also turned down his request for “one minute.” That is when Randall Margraves rushed toward Nassar.There were gasps and tears in the courtroom. Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis turned to the gallery and told families to “use your words,” not violence.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t know what it would be like to stand there as a father and know that three of your girls were injured physically and emotionally by somebody sitting in a courtroom. I can’t imagine that,” the judge said.Nonetheless, she added, it is “not acceptable that we combat assault with assault.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe incident occurred during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar, who has admitted to sexually assaulting girls under the guise of medical treatment. This case focuses on his work at Twistars, an elite gymnastics club southwest of Lansing.Nassar, 54, already will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years in prison for assaults at Michigan State University and his home and was ordered in December to spend 60 years in a federal prison for child pornography crimes. MOST READ “This is letting him have this power over us,” she said. “We cannot behave like this.”During a return to court, Margraves told the judge that he just snapped. He said he had not known what exactly his daughters were going to say about their abuse.“I look over here and Larry Nassar’s shaking his head, no, like it didn’t happen. … I’m embarrassed,” Margraves said of his conduct. “I’m not here to upstage my daughters. I’m here to help them heal.”About 30 more people spoke in person, by video or had statements read after the incident. The case will end Monday with final remarks from the prosecutor, defense and Nassar, followed by the judge’s sentence. Nassar faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years in prison.At a news conference, Margraves repeated his apology and insisted he’s “no hero.”“My daughters are the heroes, and all the victims and the survivors of this terrible atrocity,” he said.Melissa Alexander Vigogne, who traveled from France to speak, said she was surprised that an attack had not been attempted earlier.“It’s not that that’s how we should respond. But it’s truly understandable — the amount of pain that we’ve all gone through,” Vigogne said outside court.Sheriff Tom Reich said his officers will investigate what happened in court and send a report to the local prosecutor.The judge started the day by addressing comments made by a Nassar lawyer who said she had doubts about the large number of women and girls who say they were assaulted by Nassar. Cunningham called Shannon Smith’s remarks “unfortunate” and said Nassar did not authorize them.center_img View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Randall Margraves, father of three victims of Larry Nassar , left, lunges at Nassar, bottom right, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. The incident came during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on sexual abuse charges. The charges in this case focus on his work with Twistars, an elite Michigan gymnastics club. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)CHARLOTTE, Mich. — A distraught father seething over sexual abuse suffered by three daughters tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom after a judge rejected his request to confront the “demon” in a locked room, a stunning rush that reflected the anguish felt by parents who trusted him with their children.Randall Margraves was blocked by an attorney, tackled by sheriff’s deputies and hauled out of court Friday. He later apologized, saying he had lost control. Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham said there was “no way” she would fine him or send him to jail under her contempt-of-court powers.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Petron clubs Finals tormentor

first_imgTyphoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Earlier, Sara Klisura flashed her fiery form against her former team, powering Cocolife to a 25-19, 25-22, 25-18 victory over Foton.Klisura sizzled with 28 points to lead the Asset Managers to their third straight win and 3-2 overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I gave my best, but I needed to check my emotions because they’re my former team,” said Klisura, who led Foton to a bronze-medal finish last year. —MARC ANTHONY REYES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron established itself as the team to beat Saturday night as it drubbed rival and defending champion F2 Logistics, 20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blaze Spikers got back at the team that dealt them grief in this tournament last year for their fourth win in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Davao Aguilas ready to spread beefed-up wings, open bid vs Kaya MOST READlast_img read more

Ricci Rivero denies drug use, ‘lewd’ rumors

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:01PDEA maintains: Drug war is successful01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle guard Ricci Rivero vehemently denied rumors that he’s used drugs of any kind in connection to his departure from the Green Archers in February along with older brother Prince and Brent Paraiso.In an effort to clear his name, Rivero posted a copy of results of the drug test Ohio-based laboratory Omega Laboratories conducted from late January to early February which stated that he tested negative for traces of methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, opiates, and other related substances.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments “I am aware of all the rumors and speculations circulating on social media and all those who personally expressed their concern to us from inside and outside the community—buzzes about alleged drug usage and alleged acceptance of money from gay benefactors,” wrote Rivero.“I remained mum about it not until I saw the need to speak up and defend ourselves once and for all.”“I am negative to all types of substance contrary to initial reports that I was tested positive for drugs.”Rivero said he handed his hair follicle samples last January 28 to Hi-Precision Diagnostics Center which were transferred to Omega Laboratories for the testing.It was revealed back on Feb. 2 that Rivero went on an indefinite leave from the Green Archers due violation of certain university policies wherein players are prohibited to enter into sponsorship agreements, according to a statement from the school.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics’ Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Rivero insisted in the letter that his leave of absence was about “honoring my commitments and respecting the new team rules.”He also said he was left with “no choice” but to leave the team.The younger Rivero also blasted those who started the rumor that he was accepting money from gay sponsors.“As for the lewd rumor, please do not disrespect the hard work of my parents to provide for me and my siblings. I simply accepting money is an insult—that is foul.” MOST READ Its been a while, once and for all allow me to open my heart to answer your questions. May God bless us all. Thank You po. pic.twitter.com/2ykpNZzLQA— Ricci Rivero (@RicciRivero06) March 7, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding In a lengthy essay Rivero posted on his Twitter account Wednesday, he said he waited for the right time to address the talks about his use of illegal substance and “lewd rumor” of involvement with gay benefactors. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Murray downs Del Potro; French women in grudge match

first_imgWeary Del Potro, who had already summoned the doctor early in the second set, knew his challenge was over and he managed just 11 points in the third set.Former US Open champion Marin Cilic continued his smooth progress seeing off Feliciano Lopez, who was limited by a neck injury, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.Croatian seventh seed Cilic will next meet South Africa’s Kevin Anderson who matched his best run at Roland Garros with a five-set win over Britain’s Kyle Edmund.Anderson twice recovered from a set down to advance 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in just under four hours in a duel between two players born in Johannesburg.In the women’s event, France have three women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years.However, that success is overshadowed by a bitter feud between compatriots Alize Cornet and Caroline Garcia who will clash for a place in the quarter-finals.Cornet reached the last 16 for just the second time with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Polish ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska who lost all her seven service games.Garcia, seeded 28, made the fourth round of a Slam for the first time with a 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 win over Taiwan’s world number 109 Hsieh Su-Wei.Those wins guaranteed the home nation will have at least one quarter-finalist in Paris for the first time since Marion Bartoli in 2011.However, Cornet admitted that her relationship with Garcia has virtually broken down. Murray, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2016, will next face either John Isner of the United States or Russia’s Karen Khachanov.“I expected a very tough match. Whoever won that first set would have the momemtum as it would have been very difficult to come back in these heavy, slow conditions,” said Murray.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He was playing much better than me in the first set. He had chances in the first set, he double faulted on set point.”In a titanic first set, Del Potro wasted four set points then saved two before Murray pounced for the opener when the Argentine star narrowly miscued. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 3, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARITAndy Murray downed longtime rival Juan Martin del Potro to reach the Roland Garros last 16 Saturday while French hopes were overshadowed by a bitter feud between two of their top stars.World number one Murray triumphed 7-6 (10/8), 7-5, 6-0 for his seventh win in 10 meetings with Del Potro whose challenge fizzled out after squandering four set points in the 87-minute opener.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pamilar rues errors, praises team’s fighting spirit in loss to Pocaricenter_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The 28-year-old slumped over the net and stayed bent over during most of the changeover to catch his breath.Del Potro, playing in Paris for the first time in five years after a series of wrist injuries, was quickly a break down in the second set.He retrieved it when Murray served for the set in the 10th game before handing the advantage straight back.Murray seized his lifeline, a fourth ace giving him a two-set lead.Weary Del PotroADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “I think that the relationship is not very good,” said 27-year-old Cornet.“I think she may have a grudge against us, so she’s not ready to talk with me, so I don’t think that it will be good to talk to her, because we are playing against each other.”Garcia fell out with her teammates earlier this year after she pulled out of a Fed Cup tie.Romanian third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep sealed her place in the fourth round with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina.Halep, 25, raced through the opening set against 26th seed Kasatkina but needed to save four set points in the second before clinching victory.Halep will face Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the quarter-finals.Suarez Navarro, the 21st seed and a two-time quarter-finalist, made the fourth round for the fifth time.She eased past Russian 14th seed Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-4 in a match which featured a 17-minute service game, punctuated by 11 deuces, for the Russian in the second set.last_img read more

Cadets for Asia tilt

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Instead, the lineup that Reyes will play in the Jones Cup Invitational in Chinese Taipei starting this weekend would most likely be the same squad that could battle Australia, New Zealand, Iran and defending champion China in Lebanon.Andray Blatche will be the naturalized player for Gilas in Beirut, as he takes the place of Mike Myers, who will play as an import in Chinese Taipei.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The teams would likely be not compelled to lend their players,” the source, who spoke on condition that he not be identified, said. “It will be up to the teams to give Gilas the players if it’s OK with them.”The PBA had earlier committed to lending its best to the national team program, but with the Fiba Asia not included in the hectic World Cup qualifying process, some of the member teams feel that it is an exercise in futility to disrupt their respective teams during the course of a conference. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong But, to show that it is truly supportive of the Gilas program, the PBA has put in motion plans to open the next season late December to be able to accommodate the national team in the home-and-away qualifying starting in November.And since the current season will end on Oct. 19 at the latest, Reyes would have at least one full month to whip his 24-man pool into razor-sharp form when the Philippines plays Japan in Tokyo and then in Manila.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer, which is seeking to complete just the league’s sixth Grand Slam and the franchise’s second Triple Crown sweep, has dealt rookie Arnold Van Opstal to GlobalPort in exchange for gunner Von Pessumal.The deal was approved on Monday by the Office of the Commissioner and Van Opstal’s transfer gives him some sort of chance to have playing time since he won’t have a June Mar Fajardo to play behind to with the Batang Pier.Pessumal, on the other hand, comes into a San Miguel crew that is loaded with so much firepower that he could struggle finding minutes on the floor.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Bahadoran lifts global to 2nd spot With the PBA Governors’ Cup to open on July 19 and the Fiba Asia Championship to run smack into the meat of its elimination round schedule, Gilas Pilipinas could be sending Cadets to the regional event set in Beirut from Aug. 8 to 20.A separate source confirms an earlier Inquirer report that said pro teams are not likely to lend their franchise players—who were named to coach Chot Reyes’ 24-man pool—to Gilas 5.0 that will try to regain Asian supremacy in less than six weeks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

SEA Games: PH adds silver to lawn bowls medal haul

first_imgThe Philippines got another medal from lawn bowls in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, this time a silver in women’s triples event.Hazel Jagonoy, Rosita Bradborn, and Vilma Greenless settled for the silver, the country’s third podium finish in the sport, after losing to host Malaysia in the final. ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Philippines also scored a gold in the men’s fours and a silver in the women’s fours events on Thursday.Brunei won the bronze in women’s triples.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony CEU Scorpions ‘overachieved’ despite loss to Cignal in finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Reyes working on imports’ visas

first_imgChot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChooks-to-Go Pilipinas is doing everything to secure visas for American import Isaiah Austin and Congolese standout Rod Ebondo so they can suit up for the country in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup starting Friday in Chenzhou, China.On the eve of the team’s departure, Austin, a 7-foot-1 star from Baylor, and Ebondo, the wiry forward of CEU, are still unsure if they can play in the event.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re moving heaven and earth to secure their visas,” said coach Chot Reyes. “That’s the reason we have 12 players and two alternates.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adelaide Byrd must’ve judged a footrace MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more