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Oladipo scores 26, leads Pacers over Nets

January 19, 2020 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I don’t think they did anything differently defensively. I don’t know,” Crabbe said of his quiet second half.Trailing by one at the end of the opening quarter, the Pacers got a jolt from Oladipo, the team’s leading scorer at 24.5 points per game.After Crabbe’s 3-pointer cut the lead to 51-45 with 2:25 left in the first half, Oladipo reeled off eight straight points for a 59-48 advantage at the end of the second period.When Brooklyn drew within five points in the beginning of the fourth quarter, Indiana’s summer acquisition capped a 10-3 run with five consecutive points, landing an alley-oop dunk that drew the attention of the Barclays Center crowd.Indiana snapped a two-game losing streak, including a 100-95 loss in George’s return on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think we did a good job of getting stops, finishing possessions with rebounds and then doing our plays. We’ve got to do it in that order,” Oladipo said. “The past couple of games we’ve kind of been doing one step before the other. I think we did a great job of settling down, playing our pace, and getting stops down the stretch.”Quincy Acy, Caris LeVert and Joe Harris each had 14 points in Brooklyn’s third straight loss.Nets coach Kenny Atkinson thought his team was outworked as it was in those previous two games.“I just felt like the whole game … whatever that ‘it’ is in terms of energy and physicality, it hasn’t been there,” Atkinson said.The second meeting of the season between these teams lacked the offensive spark of their first matchup, which Indiana won 140-131.The Pacers led by 14 with 7:08 remaining in the fourth quarter before Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and LeVert combined for a 6-0 run in little over a minute to close the gap to 94-86.Indiana then bounced back with eight straight points, including a basket by Joseph that led to a technical foul on Atkinson.FIRST IMPRESSIONSBrooklyn native Lance Stephenson, who broke into the league along with George in 2010, has enjoyed seeing the growth Oladipo has shown in 29 games.“Vic is playing amazing. He’s living up to the high expectations,” said the Lincoln High School product, who was chosen by the Pacers in the second round of the draft.“He’s here early for practice. He’s being a leader. He’s showing it on and off the court.”TIP-INSPacers: Have won their last five games against Brooklyn. … Indiana has won 13 of its last 17 regular-season games against the Nets dating to 2013.Nets: Brooklyn waived guard Yakuba Outtara. He was signed to a two-way contract on July 21. … According to various reports, the Nets are expected to sign guard Milton Doyle to their vacant two-way contract spot on their roster. Doyle was waived before the season but has been playing for the Long Island Nets, the team’s G-League affiliate. He’s averaged 21.3 points and shot 43.3 percent from the field in 17 games.UP NEXTPacers: Host the Boston Celtics on Monday night.Nets: Host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: 2018 PBA Season opening ceremony Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Oladipo scored 26 points, reserve Domantas Sabonis had 17 and the Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-97 on Sunday night.“He’s a guy we’re trying to develop into a franchise player. He’s come in with a lot of confidence,” McMillan said. “This year is really about developing our young guys and seeing what these guys are capable of doing. He’s doing some good things.”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 folkMyles Turner added 16 points, Cory Joseph chipped in 15 and Darren Collison scored 14 for the Pacers.The Nets’ Allen Crabbe shook off his recent struggles, scoring 17 points in the first half on 5-for-7 shooting, including four 3s. He took only one shot and didn’t score in the second half. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Read Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo, center top, competes for the ball with Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, bottom, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan came into the season trying to figure out just what kind of contribution he would get from Victor Oladipo after he arrived in a trade for one the NBA’s best two-way players in Paul George.The second overall pick in the 2013 draft has met McMillan’s expectations after spending the previous two seasons in Orlando and Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Harrell, Williams key Clippers bench in rout of Kings For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I am not leaving DLSU. The tiger emojis tweet had no meaning behind it,” Melecio, the UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year, posted.Melecio caused confusion over social media after tweeting tiger emojis Wednesday morning. He has since deleted the tweet.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 folkReports said Aldin Ayo, who is transferring from La Salle to University of Santo Tomas, is looking to bring some of his players to España.READ: Aldin Ayo leaves La Salle for UST Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAljun Melecio isn’t going anywhere.The explosive guard assured the La Salle community that he will stick with the team.ADVERTISEMENT Melecio, though, quickly ended speculations on Twitter.“I wish Coach Aldin all the best, but I love La Salle and I love being a Green Archer,” said Melecio, a former UAAP juniors MVP.Melecio’s pronouncement is a welcome news for the Green Archers following Ayo’s departure and two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala, who opted to turn pro in Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jokic’s big night helps Nuggets hold off Mavericks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “ESPN has a way to solve [the main event issue], so it will be very interesting when we announce it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The availability of the venue, however, is still questionable with Las Vegas’ NHL team the Golden Knights could be using the arena for the NHL playoffs, which is set to begin on April 11. The Knights are currently the top squad in their division.READ: Pacquiao says in talks to fight Lomachenko FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Unless they can get some clearance from the league, we can’t do it in Las Vegas because none of the other arenas are available and we would have to do it somewhere else,” Arum said.If there won’t be any particular deal or agreement to settle the impending conflict made, the bout could staged at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 14. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Apart from the location, Arum is still in search for the Filipino champion’s next opponent.Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) hasn’t fought since July last year when he suffered a controversial upset to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.“We’re working on an opponent. Don’t want to be too premature about that, but we’re working on it as we speak. Pacquiao seems like he wants to come back, so we’re trying to get that finalized,” he said.Pacquiao, though, told Agence France-Presse that his camp is in talks to set up a fight with world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, but they are still negotiating on the weight.As far as who gets to be in the main event, Arum said ESPN would be the one to deal with it.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netManny Pacquiao’s ring return is imminent but there are still some issues yet to be resolved.In an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Top Rank chief Bob Arum said he is looking at inserting Pacquiao into the same card as the Terence Crawford and Jeff Horn title fight on April 21 possibly at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas which will be televised by ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Go for Gold trips EAC

January 19, 2020 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Intent on regaining crown, Canlubang opens seniors race with four-shot lead Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Go for Gold’s Jimboy Pasturan (left) battles Batangas-EAC’s Camillus Altamirano for the loose ball. —AUGUST DELA CRUZGo for Gold needed a huge fourth quarter to repulse Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 106-95, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Yankie Haruna exploded for 23 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Jerwin Gaco chipped in a double-double of 21 markers and 10 boards for the Scratchers’ second straight win to tie Zark’s Burger-Lyceum at 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Scratchers built a seven-point cushion with 4:04 to play in the payoff period as Haruna gave them a 94-87 lead. Justin Gutang also poured nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, while hauling down 10 rebounds, while J-Jay Alejandro got 13 markers and five assists.Despite the victory, coach Charles Tiu was displeased with how Go for Gold performed against the lowly Batangas-EAC crew.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 have a tendency to think that we’re better than we really are,” he lamented. “Sometimes, we play so well, but we lost to JRU, and we’re the only team that lost to them.“I don’t know why our guys are thinking that way. We have never proven anything in the NCAA or D-League. It’s disappointing in that sense, but we’re happy with the win. We battled back despite Batangas controlling the game for the most part.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Petron shoots for Finals sweep, PSL title

January 18, 2020 | tqhsdewk | No Comments

MOST READ 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Cyclists to cover a lot of ground in Le Tour “I can see it in the players’ eyes that they really want to defend our title,” said Laniog.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next So when the Blaze Spikers try to wrap it all up at 7 p.m. Thursday also at the fabled Big Dome, expect Bell to be at the forefront of it all, the way she was in Game 1 where she scored 42 points to lead the furious fight-back.“We know the quality of her game and she showed that she’s up to the challenge,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos of the 6-foot-2 Bell, who once led University of Texas to the US NCAA title.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 crownBell is actually just a replacement for the injured Hillary Hurley, who was there last year when the Blaze Spikers couldn’t complete the job despite winning the series opener.F2 Logistics coach Arnold Laniog said they would be making major adjustments after losing their grip of the match, where they won the first two sets. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Petron is in the very same situation it was in last year, but the Blaze Spikers now have a new weapon they can turn to just to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.Katherine Bell might just be what the doctor ordered for Petron, which zoomed to a 1-0 lead in its best-of-three clash with defending champion F2 Logistics for the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix following a come-from-behind 23-25, 20-25, 25-15, 25-22, 15-9 win Tuesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments read more

Back to where it all started

January 18, 2020 | uhjupwev | No Comments

first_imgPhilippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)No Freddie Roach. No Bob Arum. No pay-per-view dollars. No glitzy Las Vegas neon lights. No hyped up opponent. All there is is a legend, closer to the end of his career than to the start.Manny Pacquiao prepares for a fight that will dictate how the sun will continue to rise for the remainder of his career.ADVERTISEMENT Arum, now 84 and the top honcho of Top Rank, will be conspicuously absent as Pacquiao decided to go at it alone, his MP Promotions making its first major international foray.MP will instead be promoting the fight with Golden Boy Promotions, which handles Matthysse. Top Rank has reportedly been reduced to distributing the fight in the United States.Also, Pacquiao’s best friend and coach Buboy Fernandez will now be calling the shots from his corner in place of Roach, who has been head trainer since 2001. This marks the end of the duo that shook the boxing world—pound for pound, one division at a time—since pairing up to stun Lehlo Ledwaba and barge into mainstream boxing consciousness.Pacquiao will also be bringing a fight to Malaysia for the first time, and the majestic Petronas towers could be the backdrop to what could very well be Pacquiao’s final act of his career.Against an Argentine brawler who is a high-risk, high-reward proposition for the Filipino icon, Pacquiao will have to draw from what worked for him before: Talent, skill, hard work and the burning desire to prove his doubters wrong.ADVERTISEMENT “This fight will determine my future,” the Philippine senator has told media people during his preparation for the bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.But while the result will largely factor into Pacquiao’s future schedule, the atmosphere surrounding his preparation smacks of nostalgia. A bulk of his preparation was spent in General Santos City, halfway around the world from the Wild Card Gym where he and renowned trainer used to plot the downfall of foes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It has all the throwback feels, as if Pacquiao has returned to where he started.His showdown against the 35-year-old Matthysse marks the first time in many years that neither Arum nor Roach are key figures of his camp. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Practice game’ Remember how he was “not popular enough” to mix it up with Oscar De La Hoya? He crushed the Golden Boy in 2008. Or how he supposedly  wouldn’t be able to bring his punching power up to the lightweight ranks? He sent Ricky Hatton to dreamland in 2009. Or even how he was “too small” to engage Antonio Margarito in a slugfest? He rearranged the Mexican’s facial features in 2010.Pacquiao’s career reached its peak with a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but since then, he has struggled to find a big-name fighter for that one last big fight card.So he chose a dangerous one, instead—a slugger in Matthysse, who is also out to earn a piece of the spotlight Pacquiao has basked in for so long.At 39, Pacquiao hopes to reboot his career. One last shot at glory. One more chance at a marquee fight. One more opportunity to empty the streets. And it starts at a place where everything began for one of boxing’s biggest stars of all time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Fiery form

January 18, 2020 | fofabvlic | No Comments

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title And coach Chito Victolero was particularly proud at how his charges came out against the lowly Dyip in improving to 5-1 and tying idle Barangay Ginebra, instead of merely feeding off big wins against San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine.“I told them to come out with the same effort regardless of who we play,” Victolero said as the Dyip took a seventh straight defeat to drop out of contention with still four games to play. “Their desire to win was there and that’s what I am happy about.”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 ChrissAlaska, meanwhile, kept in step with the leaders after dismantling Rain or Shine in the final period for a 106-89 victory in the other game.The Hotshots get a full week’s rest before playing their next three games in an eight-day stretch. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Handball chief Hontiveros decries omission of sport in POC’s SEA Games calendar MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments “Our goal is a twice-to-beat [advantage],” Victolero said. “We have to look at the bigger picture and our real goal is to end the semifinals strong [and finish in the top four at least].”Romeo Travis led all Magnolia scorers with 32 points, Mark Barroca chipped in  16 and Paul Lee slowed down somewhat with just 13 after torching nets the last two games. Ian Sangalang was the fourth Hotshot in twin digits with 11.Lee came into this game averaging 25 points, but Victolero didn’t see the need to extend his premier gunner and played him for less than 24 minutes.Only Travis played for more than three quarters, with the local core getting much-needed rest.“This is a big game for us, because it solidified our chances [of a top four finish],” Victolero added.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Playing a third game in eight days, Magnolia played the way it did previously against two powerhouses to keep its edge going into a critical stretch in its PBA Governors’ Cup schedule.The Hotshots scored the first eight points against Columbian and never looked back, scoring a 113-95 victory to claim a piece of the elimination round lead and end the Dyip’s agony in the season-ending conference at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Sacramento State product donned the Philippines’ tricolor when he represented the country in the Fiba 3×3 Shanghai tournament under Manila Gilas in August.Jackson also played in the PBA D-League with Marinerong Pilipino and Gamboa Coffee Mix.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 ChrissThe deadline for application for Fil-Foreigners is on October 26 while locals can submit theirs until December 3.The PBA 2018 Rookie Draft is scheduled for December 16. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Trevis Jackson. PBA IMAGESFilipino-American guard Trevis Jackson became the first player to declare for the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.As per reports from Spin and ESPN5, Jackson submitted his application form on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES NU wants strong end to UAAP first round campaign: ‘We need to start winning’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Returning Soltones carries Smart past Sta. Lucia in PSL All-Filipino opener Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img The PBA will review the documents and eligibility of the Fil-foreign aspirants with the final list of those who qualified will be released on December 3.Local players also have until December 3 to submit their draft application.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Lyceum settles for no. 2, but adversity motivates PiratesJoining Perez in the draft, scheduled on December 16, are CJ Isit, Robbie Manalang, Paul Varilla, Trevis Jackson and John Ragasa.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 ChrissThe 6-foot-2 Perez, who is the reigning NCAA MVP, recently led the Pirates to their second straight NCAA Finals appearance.READ: Before playing for NCAA crown, Lyceum Pirates face another hurdle—exams MOST READ CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum’s CJ Perez, one of the country’s top collegiate stars, has applied for the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.Perez led five other Fil-foreigners looking to make a name for themselves in the pro ranks.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio not just another game MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson (0) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Alec Burks (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Cleveland. Miami won 117-92. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Dwyane Wade’s absence was no problem for the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.With Wade sitting out because of an illness, Josh Richardson led seven players in double figures with 24 points and Miami rolled past the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-92.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award BIG MARGINMiami ended the game with a 47-22 rebounding advantage with Whiteside grabbing a game-high 12.“We knew we had to be a little more vigilant, and we have been the last few games,” Spoelstra said. “We were able to do that again tonight.”TIP-INSHeat: Richardson has hit multiple 3-pointers in a career-high 12 straight games. He was 4 of 7 against Cleveland. … Waiters hadn’t appeared in a game since Dec. 22, 2017 when he injured his left ankle and had surgery in January of last year. He played for Cleveland from 2012-15.Cavaliers: Thompson missed the last 10 games because of a sore left foot. Hood was out four games because of a sore left Achilles. …. G Patrick McCaw, signed to an offer sheet Dec. 28, scored two points in 18 minutes in his first appearance with Cleveland. He played the last two seasons with Golden State.UP NEXTHeat: Host Washington on Friday night.Cavaliers: Host Utah on Friday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t surprised so many players made key contributions without their third-leading scorer.“One of our biggest strengths is our depth and versatility,” he said. “We should be a team with 7-8 guys in double figures every night. It shows we have a lot of guys that can hurt you.”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 ChrissMiami hit 16 of 31 3-pointers. Tyler Johnson added 16 points, and Derrick Jones Jr. had 13. The Heat have won seven of nine to reach the .500 mark at 18-18.“Everyone was just kind of in a groove,” Richardson said. “I was taking what the defense was giving me, but yeah, I was feeling it.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cleveland dropped to 8-30 — the worst record in the NBA — with its season-worst seventh straight loss.Cavaliers coach Larry Drew believes his team must show more toughness physically and mentally.“We’ve got to be grimy as far as our style of play,” he said. “We can’t play cute. We can’t play pretty. We’ve got to get on the floor for loose balls. We’ve got to get our body on people when they go in (the lane). We’ve got to do all the little things, which add up to be big things.”Tristan Thompson and Rodney Hood returned from injuries and started for the Cavaliers, but it mattered little in their ninth loss in 10 games. Thompson had 14 points, and Hood added 13.The Heat grabbed control in the second quarter, turning a one-point deficit into a 17-point lead. Jones scored 11 points in the period while Dion Waiters, playing in his first game in over a year, had seven points in six minutes.ADVERTISEMENT “I was just really excited to get back,” Waiters said. It was nice — all the hard work you put in — to have those shots fall, it felt good. I had fun.”Miami outrebounded Cleveland 25-9 in the first half. Heat center Hassan Whiteside had nine boards, matching the Cavaliers’ total for the first two quarters.Cleveland led 30-29 early in the second when Miami took over. The Heat hit six 3-pointers in the quarter, including three by Jones. Waiters added a 30-footer while Richardson and Tyler Johnson also hit from beyond the arc.Miami led 58-43 at halftime and continued to pad the margin. Whiteside scored on an alley-oop from James Johnson, who added a pair of 3-pointers. Richardson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer pushed the lead to 93-73.The Heat can move over .500 for the first time since they were 3-2 with a win over Washington at home Friday.NIGHT OFFWade is averaging 14.1 points in 27 games in his 16thand final season. He played in 46 games last season with Cleveland, where he was reunited with LeBron James, before being traded to Miami. Wade is one 3-pointer shy of 500 for his career.SHOOTING AROUNDDrew said forward Kevin Love, who had surgery on his left foot in November, has begun shooting drills, but has yet to practice. The team doesn’t have a definitive timeline for when Love will return, but it’s hoped he’s back later in the month.Drew said Love will visit a doctor soon as he continues to rehab his injury. 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