January 2020

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Backed by a trio of stars, the Cavaliers matched their longest winning streak since the 2014-15 season. They dropped a tight game at Houston on Nov. 9 and haven’t lost since. The streak started with wins at Dallas, New York and Charlotte.“I’m not Nostradamus so I did not see the streak,” James said. “But in the Houston game, I’d seen the way we played in that game. And I’d seen that if we could build off that game, then we can kind of turn the things around. That was a great road trip for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWade made 9 of 13 shots in his first game in Chicago since agreeing to a buyout with his hometown team in late September. Love grabbed 13 rebounds and made 8 of 13 from the field. James finished 9 of 15 with seven rebounds and six assists. The Cavaliers shot just under 52 percent.Kris Dunn led Chicago with 15 points. Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday scored 14 apiece as the Bulls fell to 3-19 with their ninth straight loss.“When the lights turn on, for whatever reason, when things get tough, we stop doing the things that make us a solid team, that make us a team that gets a good shot,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We stop running the offense and go back and try to get it all on our own. We can’t do that. We have to keep playing together on both sides of the ball. … Everybody has to be on the same page out there and we had too many breakdowns again.” 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 ROSE’S RETURNDerrick Rose ended his self-imposed separation from the Cavaliers. The point guard, who has been dealing with a sprained left ankle for much of his first season with Cleveland, returned to the Cavs on Monday to resume rehab and treatment. A frustrated Rose had left the team on Nov. 22 to contemplate his future.MIROTIC UPDATECoach Fred Hoiberg said the Bulls will decide after Tuesday’s practice if forward Nikola Mirotic will travel with the team to Indiana. Even if Mirotic goes, Hoiberg said it “might be a stretch” for him to make his season debut against the Pacers on Wednesday. The Bulls play at Charlotte on Friday and host New York on Saturday. Mirotic has been sidelined since Oct. 17, when he suffered two facial fractures and a concussion in an altercation at practice with forward Bobby Portis.QUOTABLE“This is a good one to come here for me and play well, but our team is the most important thing. So, no statements. No story lines.” — Wade on returning to Chicago.TIP-INSCavaliers: With Wade leading the way, Cleveland’s reserves outscored Chicago’s 49-28. … Love, Jae Crowder (nine points) and James combined to make 8 of 17 3-pointers. The rest of the team was 5 of 19. … The Cavaliers also beat the Bulls on Oct. 24. … Love has 16 double-doubles.Bulls: Bulls opponents have scored 100 or more 16 times. … Portis had 10 points and nine rebounds after missing a game because of a bruised right arm. … Holiday hit three 3-pointers and has made at least two in 20 of the 21 games he has played.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Sacramento on Wednesday night.Bulls: Visit Indiana on Wednesday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IOC weighs Russian Olympic ban, risks provoking Putin STRONG STARTThe matchup between the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions and the team with the NBA’s worst record went as expected.Third in the league in scoring coming into the game, the Cavaliers grabbed a 61-45 halftime lead.James scored 15 in the half, driving hard and hitting from the perimeter while Wade chipped in with 12 points.James’ jumper from up top in the closing seconds of the first quarter sparked a 13-0 run that broke open a five-point game. Wade scored six points during that stretch, helping Cleveland bump its lead to 40-22.Love had 10 of his team’s first 13 points in the third as Cleveland increased it to 74-50. And theCavaliers remained in control the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, looks to pass the ball to Jose Calderon during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Chicago. The Cavaliers won 113-91. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — LeBron James could sense the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to click the last time they lost. But a streak like this? He wasn’t about to say he saw that coming.Dwyane Wade and Kevin Love each scored 24 points, James had 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 113-91 Monday night for their 12th straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Despite serving as one of the KaTropa’s elder statesmen, Williams is hell-bent on representing the league’s seniors as he seeks to contribute alongside these fresh bloods.“I hope to see more from myself and I expect more from myself. We’ll see,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He’ll gladly take this one, though, as he looks to follow up a strong showing last season that saw him win his second Bogs Adornado Comeback Player of the Year award and a spot in the Mythical Second Team.“My body feels good. I think it’s more so on my mind that’s getting healthier. I’m just trying to keep myself healthier, eat right. I’m thankful that people notice the difference,” he said, owing his resurgence to his improved conditioning.“When you get older, you got to pay more attention to your body, listen to it and take care of it, eat right, get rest, and workout. That’s what I’m trying to do,” he said.Also playing a factor for Williams’ vintage form is TNT’s youth revolution, with the Fil-Am forward admitting that he feels rejuvenated playing with young guns like Roger Pogoy and Troy Rosario.“The PBA has always been a young man’s league. I knew that early on when I came in. And I know you just got to prepare for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency PLAY LIST 03:36Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s an extra oomph in Kelly Williams’ game on Friday.Seemingly turning back the hands of time, the 35-year-old was all over the court when TNT opened its campaign in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup against Rain or Shine, with him skying for rebounds, hustling for loose balls, and even delivering rim-rattling dunks.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Spurs bounce back behind Aldridge, clobber Kings Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Williams wound up with 11 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes on the floor as he was one of the few positives coach Nash Racela can look at for the KaTropa.“Kelly showed it last season. The expectation this conference, this season was to continue what he was doing previously,” Racela said.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 folkThe 2008 PBA Most Valuable Player, however, feels that he’s still far from his peak form.“I still don’t feel as conditioned as I was before at this point.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

first_imgPBA IMAGESSeeking to improve its standing in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, AMA Online Education signed up veteran big man Jay-R Taganas and hardworking forward Michael Cañete.The two, together with former Centro Escolar University big man Joseph Celso, will all be making their season debuts for the Titans against Marinerong Pilipino on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Returning to AMA this conference, the 41-year-old Taganas is hoping to recapture his thunder after emerging as a solid double-double machine in the developmental ranks and setting the league record for most rebounds at 29 back in 2015.He last suited up for Tanduay in the 2017 Foundation Cup and is currently playing for Bulacan Kuyas in the MPBL.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 folkCañete, meanwhile, has been recalled to the team after missing its last two games. He averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds in the Titans’ first two games this conference.Their arrival is just the latest in coach Mark Herrera’s big roster moves after he signed up collegiate studs Robbie Manalang, Arvin Tolentino, and Kyles Lao this past week. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 AMA is currently among the bottom teams this conference with a 1-3 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo is slowly building up its credentials for another Final Four run and the Lady Eagles had one thing in their agenda when they took on National University in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Eagles were on the losing side of the spectrum when they faced the Lady Bulldogs, 25-19, 25-19 20-25, 12-25, 15-7, in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. De Leon, who had five of total points coming off blocks, denied Santiago in the net to give Ateneo a 21-17 lead and she blocked Audrey Paran two times to seal the Lady Eagles’ victory.Kat Tolentino, Madayag’s co-captain, said Ateneo learned to compose itself throughout the season after losing its first two games.“The mentality on the second round is that we’re a lot more comfortable, because the first two games we’re really new and we’re still adjusting with each other,” said Tolentino who had eight points in the win. “Now we’re really gelling here in the second round.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carlos says UP coach Okumu didn’t speak Lady Maroons after loss to UST 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback That setback infuriated the team’s seniors and Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, and Maddie Madayag all wanted to get one back from NU.And that’s what they eventually did when they walloped the Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17.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 folk“This was a really huge boost for our confidence because we knew we could get back at the teams who beat us before,” said De Leon whose team climbed to the second seed, from fourth, with a 6-3 record.“This was big because not only did we get even with NU but we also bounced in the standings,” added De Leon who had nine points in the win. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Captain Madayag said the team had adjusted from the lessons they learned in their previous game against NU, and that was going back up immediately after a mistake.“Everybody adjusted well because we all played really well today, and if someone made an error they immediately corrected it the next play,” said Madayag who led the team in scoring with 13 points.And the mistake the Lady Eagles corrected was letting Jaja Santiago have her way against them.Santiago had 26 points in their first match but was limited to just 16 in the second meeting.And a big part of that was De Leon’s relentless defense.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Alvin Pasaol added 12 markers and nine rebounds, while Rian Ayonayon got 11 points, five boards, and two assists.Vince Tolentino also contributed 11 markers, two rebounds, and two dimes for Marinerong Pilipino, which forced a three-way logjam for the pole position at 7-2 with CEU and Akari-Adamson.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 folk“We’re on a roll and we want to keep on rolling going to the playoffs,” said coach Koy Banal. “Hopefully, we can bring this winning attitude going to the playoffs.”The Skippers jumped on the Coffee Lovers early, establishing a 31-16 lead late in the first quarter after a Kyle Toth triple which set the tone for the remainder of the game. View comments MARINERONG PILIPINO 99 — Robles 19, Pasaol 12, Ayonayon 11, Tolentino 11, Banal 9, Babilonia 6, Eboña 6, Iñigo 5, Terso 5, Lopez 4, Subido 4, Tratter 4, Toth 3, Brill 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 83 — Dionisio 17, Bitoon 13, Jackson 13, Pare 13, Fontanilla 7, Hallare 6, Rubio 6, Acuno 4, Rebugio 4, Alcober 0.Quarters: 31-18, 56-32, 80-55, 99-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Crabbe, LeVert star as Nets nip Grizzlies In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Marinerong Pilipino shot 50-percent from the field and even took a 30-point lead, 66-36, with a Robles triple at the 7:11 mark of the third quarter.It was a dominating display of basketball from the Skippers as all but one of the 14 players Banal inserted got a field goal.Aris Dionisio paced Gamboa-St. Clare with 17 points and 10 rebounds, as Chris Bitoon, Trevis Jackson, and Mohammed Pare all had 13 markers apiece.The Coffee Lovers remained at sixth place carrying their 5-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino booked its ticket to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs after steamrolling Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 99-83, Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Billy Robles anchored the charge as he fired 13 of his 19 points in the first half to help the Skippers coast to their sixth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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

first_imgRain or Shine guard Rey Nambatac wears a customized pair of Adidas Harden Vol. 2 against GlobalPort in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a heated game between Rain or Shine and GlobalPort that saw three ejections, Elasto Painters guard Rey Nambatac brought his own fire when he rocked a customized pair of Adidas Harden Vol. 2.The former Letran star had his kicks customized with an image of Son Goku shooting a Kamehameha wave and Nambatac said it was to show love for his favorite anime.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m a big fan of Dragon Ball and when I was a kid I never missed an episode,” said Nambatac in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I will go home immediately after school just to watch Dragon Ball.”Nambatac, who is under contract with adidas, said his college friend Brian Yabut did the illustration on his sneakers.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 really planned on when I will wear this pair. I plan on wearing another customized pair next time,” said Nambatac, who finished with one rebound, one assist, and three steals in close to nine minutes of action.Nambatac said he’s looking at wearing a red version with a Supreme look against Magnolia. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting punched by Pacquiao’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phoenix import Eugene Phelps thinks San Miguel Beer is just a “regular team” minus June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Fajardo has been sidelined since August with a leg injury and San Miguel, despite its star power and depth even without the four-time MVP, has won only two out of its first six games.And while the Beermen are reeling, the Fuel Masters, on the other hand, are rolling with a 6-2 record.Phoenix’s latest win came on Wednesday night at the expense of NLEX in a game where the Fuel Masters led by as much as 41 points.Phelps was at the forefront of the 123-97 demolition as he scored at will to finish with 51 points on 21-of-31 shooting from the field on top of 20 rebounds.“Like I said, we got the win but I don’t care about the 50-ball cause if I would’ve scored 50 and we lost, it don’t matter so we got the win and that’s all that matters,” said Phelps, who recorded his fourth 50-point game in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phelps, who is making a case for Best Import of the Conference, may have a point considering how bad the Beermen have been playing so far in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.In fact, if the playoffs started today, San Miguel would be the eighth seed facing two-time defending champion Barangay Ginebra in an early quarterfinals matchup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNormally, San Miguel and Ginebra cross paths in the semifinals at the earliest but the Beermen’s struggles, due in large part to the absence of Fajardo, have sent them into a free fall.“They’re a great team but honestly, without June Mar, they’re a regular team so we just gotta play our game and we’ll be fine,” Phelps told reporters when asked about Phoenix’s impending duel against San Miguel on Friday night. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption NCAA: Lyceum gets twice to beat, dooms St. Benilde View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Manolito Divina came in at second place, crossing the finish line just two minutes behind Reginio while Nathaniel Sanchez (53:38), Racky Madorable (54:52) and Gab Rosario (56:40) rounded out the top five in the men’s division.In the women’s side, Sarah Lim Narvaza conquered the Conquer Challenge race—which was also participated by other OCR enthusiasts and beginners—in one hour, 14 minutes and 52 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCrystal Umala trailed Narvaza by less than a minute, coming in at 1:15:25. Glorien Merisco finished at 1:17:09The athletes will be part of the national training pool from which the athletes who will compete in the regional meet, hosted by the Philippines in December, this year will be chosen. View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clippers send Suns to 9th straight loss with OT wincenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CLARK—The top ten finishers of the first Philippine OCR National Open last Sunday have earned their spots in the national training pool for Obstacle Course Racing, which is making its debut in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Jeffrey Reginio topped the men’s Elite category, finishing the 10-kilometer course composed of 25 obstacles at Clark Global City here in just 50 minutes and 34 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Never easy. Kind of frustrating if you can’t get the serve like three in a row.”After trailing 4-1 in the 10-point tiebreaker — a new addition at the Australian Open this year __ and then taking a 7-6 lead thanks to a video replay review at 6-6 — Karlovic was closing in becoming the oldest man since Ken Rosewall in 1978 to reach the third round at the Australian Open.But Nishikori stepped it up, sparking chants of “Nishi-kori, Nishi-kori” from a section of Japanese fans at Margaret Court Arena.“I had to reload in the fifth,” he said. “It was really tough. Could go both ways. I really returned well — focussed well.“We both played great tennis — and he served really well. I’ll try to carry on this confidence to the next round.”Rain showers halted play on all courts soon after Nishikori’s win, forcing organizers to close the roofs of the three main show courts.The Japanese fans were still in place after the break to watch U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka advance with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Tamara Zidansek.Nishikori said having more Japanese fans in Australia than at any of the other majors always gave him a boost.“You can tell there is so many Japanese. And also many Asians. I’m sure I feel more comfortable playing this Grand Slam than other Grand Slam.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japan’s Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence. He’s not making it easy at the Australian Open.Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic, and had to save three break points deep in the fifth, before beating the 39-year-old Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) to reach the third round.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Expect the ‘best version’ of Joshua Pacio in his first ONE title defense “I rather do three sets, but today (Karlovic) was playing well, and first match, too, the guy was playing really solid,” Nishikori said. “Yeah, these two matches can go, you know, I could lose these two matches. So I just need to recover well. But, I mean, it’s only two matches, so I’m not too tired yet.”Nishikori dropped to his hands and knees after winning the last three points of the tiebreaker, relieved to secure his spot.He later joked that he’d faced more aces in one match than he himself would serve in a year.“He almost had it,” Nishikori said of how close Karlovic got to victory. “One serve and it could have gone his way.”To force a fifth, Karlovic, who is 2.11 meters (6-feet-11), had served six aces in a row — two from 30-30 in the 10th game and then another four to close after breaking Nishikori’s serve to close out the fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT After missing last year’s Australian Open because of injury, Nishikori reached the fourth round at the French Open, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the semifinals in New York, losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the last two.He reached a career-high No. 4 ranking in March, 2015 — a record for an Asian player in ATP rankings history — and his runner-up finish at the 2014 U.S. Open made him the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlready with a title in Brisbane to open 2019, he’s starting to believe he’s ready for the next step.But after twice being taken to five sets — he lost the first two sets of his opening match but won 15 of the next 17 games before Kamil Majchrzak retired while trailing 3-0 in the fifth — he’d prefer to take a direct route through the third round. 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