More doping tests for tennis stars

first_img HIGH PROFILE DOPING CASES Andre Agassi Andre Agassi made the shocking revelation in his post-retirement autobiography that he failed a test in 1997 after taking crystal meth and then lied to tennis authorities to escape punishment. He told the ATP in a letter he had taken the drug accidentally.  Martina Hingis Martina Hingis returned to tennis two years after retiring in 2003 only for her comeback to be abruptly ended in 2007 by a positive test for a metabolite of cocaine at Wimbledon. She was suspended from tennis for two years but made another comeback in 2013. Marin Cilic The Croatian was given a nine-month ban in 2013 after the ITF discovered traces of nikethamide, a banned stimulant in a sample he gave at a tournament in Germany. Cilic claimed the failed test was a result of taking over-the-counter glucose tablets, and had his ban reduced to four months after taking his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He won the US Open the following year. Viktor Troicki Viktor Troicki refused to take a blood test at a tournament in Monte Carlo in 2013. He argued that he was afraid of needles and that he was feelign ill at the time. He received an 18 months ban which was later reduced to 12 month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Richard Gasquet Richard Gasquet tested positive for cocaine in 2009 and was banned for 12 months by the ITF. He was later cleared of any wrongdoing by CAS after arguing that he ingested the substance afer kissing a woman in a nightclub.  Greg Rusedski Greg Rusedski was one of several players to test positive for the steroid nandrolone in 2003. He was cleared of wrongdoing after a tribunal determined that he, along with the other players, had taken the drug inadvertently in contaminated pills handed out by ATP trainers. Wayne Odesnik In 2010, Wayne Odesnik pleaded guilty to importing human growth hormone into Australia and was suspended for two years. The ban was later reduced to one year after the ITF said he had fully cooperated with its investigations. He was later banned for 15 years after again testing positive for a number of banned substances. LONDON (AP): The International Tennis Federation says more doping tests will be carried out on professional players this year. In a joint initiative between the ITF, ATP, Grand Slam Board and WTA, the number of tests this year will increase to 8,000, from 4,899 in 2016. More samples will be placed into long-term storage. ITF President David Haggerty says “we welcome this strengthening of the sport’s anti-doping efforts.” Haggerty says: “Protecting the integrity of tennis is an ongoing priority of the governing bodies of tennis to ensure that tennis is and remains a clean sport, and these enhancements will make a positive contribution to achieving that priority.”last_img read more

‘Sharp’ Beermen get Grand Slam bid going with rout of Elite

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Blackwater import Trevis Simpson tried to play through a groin injury but could only do so much. He was pulled out after logging just less than 10 minutes and did not return.Simpson, who sustained the injury in a loss to Star on Friday, was scoreless after missing all of his three attempts from the field.JP Erram had another stellar performance with 14 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks as he and Mike DiGregorio carried the load for the Elite, who reeled to their third loss in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — There wasn’t a hint of championship hangover and not a stain of rust.San Miguel Beer wasted no time in getting its Grand Slam bid rolling after pounding Blackwater from the get-go en route to a 118-93 thumping Saturday inn the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Vicente sees good things from PH volleybelles despite recent tune-up loss Marcio Lassiter set the tone, unleashing eight of his 19 points in the opening period, where the Beermen started to pull away.Wendell McKines fired 16 of his 19 points in the middle quarters, where San Miguel’s lead swelled to 37, 94-57.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“This is our best start after winning the championship. I’m proud of the players that despite the long and extended break, they were still sharp,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria. “They are self-motivated. At the back of their minds, they are thinking about the Grand Slam.”The 28-year-old McKines, who is in his third PBA duty after suiting up for Alaska in 2013 and Rain or Shine in 2015, also collected 12 rebounds and five assists in just 20 minutes and 53 seconds while the hot-shooting Lassiter converted 5-of-7 triples. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Rugby World Cup winner reveals heart surgery after tick bite

first_imgLATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her NCAA postpones Tuesday’s games MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas England’s Matt Dawson dives over the line to score a try against Wales during the Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham, southwest London 04 February 2006. England won the game 47-13. AFP PHOTO ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISEngland’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning scrum-half Matt Dawson revealed Monday he has undergone heart surgery due to being bitten by a tick in a park in London last year.The 44-year-old — who won 77 caps for his country and played seven times for the British and Irish Lions — said he would never have thought he was running such a risk going for a walk in a London park with his children.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “This is not something that should be looked at like, ‘oh it’s only a tick, a tick is a bit like a flea, its fine!’.“These ticks carry some really quite potent, serious bacteria and they can cause you a lot of problems. Raising awareness of them is imperative,” added Dawson, who has used the experience to join up with the Big Tick Project, which looks to raise awareness about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne disease in the UK.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35Orphan goes from sniffing ‘Rugby’ glue to playing for Philippines01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “I had two days where I felt awful. Very feverish, on the sofa, crashed out,” Dawson, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease which is a bacterial infection caused by infected ticks, told the BBC.“It was a really scary time for me and my family. Such a tiny creature caused me to end up needing heart surgery.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Dawson no longer has the disease though it has taken several heart procedures and he still has to take medication. “I’m still on medication and its going to take a lot of time for the heart to fully recover,” he said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Blue Eagles move closer to PVL finals sweep

first_imgLATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ateneo moved on the cusp of winning the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title after shutting out Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, in the finals opener Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Gian Carlo Glorioso and Marck Espejo combined for 29 points to lead the reigning UAAP champions.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad didn’t see action for the Bulldogs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amid career season, Lee unsatisfied as UST continues to struggle Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Glorioso fired a game-high 15 points, including three blocks while Espejo, the four-time UAAP MVP, added 14 with 12 excellent receptions and five digs.The Blue Eagles shoot for a sweep in Game 2 on Saturday at 1 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeanwhile, University of Santo Tomas outlasted shorthanded National University, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25, to inch closer to a third place finish.Joshua Umandal unleashed 28 points for the Tiger Spikers. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

#KicksStalker: Irving gets cheaper sneaker line

first_imgNike revealed the information during its Investor Day in Portland where it described the Kyrie line as “the biggest shoe in the industry.”The new line will be priced at $80, $40 less than what the Kyrie 3 runs in retail stores.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIrving joins fellow Nike basketball athletes LeBron James (LeBron, Soldier, Ambassador, Witness), Kobe Bryant (Kobe, Venomenon, Kobe Mentality, Mamba Instinct), and Kevin Durant (KD, Trey 5) who have multiple sneaker lines.Forbes reported in May that Irving and James had the most sneakers sold, in terms of dollar value, from March 2016 to March 2017. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LA Tenorio named PBA Finals MVP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Kyrie Irving’s sneaker legacy just got another chapter.As per Sole Collector, Nike will introduce another sneaker line under the Boston Celtic’s name.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 View commentslast_img read more

SBP eyes record crowds for 3×3 tourney

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Games will be played at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan—which has a seat capacity of 55,000—so SBP hopes to set a 3×3 crowd attendance record.The Philippines previously hosted the Fiba 3×3 World Tour events for club teams that saw packed audiences at SM Megamall in Ortigas and Robinsons Place Manila as PBA stars like Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva represented the country.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“One of the things we viewed as important was the success of the World Tours in the two malls in the previous years,” said Fiba managing director Alex Sanchez. “We would like to give the event a strong push for the Filipinos to see if they can develop a strong program to be in Tokyo 2020 (Olympics).”SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said aside from Romeo and Abueva, past 3×3 players like Troy Rosario, Mac Belo, Glenn Khobuntin, Karl Dehesa, Russel Escoto, Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng head the list of candidates. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES SBP president Al Panlilio FILE PHOTOThe Fiba 3×3 World Cup just might be a teaser for the Philippine hosting of the 2023 World Cup, but Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) expects to draw record crowds just the same for the event slated June 8 to 12.“We’re excited because there will be 40 teams from different countries coming over to the Philippines,” said SBP president Al Panlilio. “3×3 is basketball, but played differently. It’s equally exciting.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ “It’s very heartwarming because we’re getting a lot of volunteers among the PBA players,” Barrios said during the event launch Thursday at Bonifacio High Street.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Padda, Lady Falcons relish pressure from school officials Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Clark, Belangel, Sotto lift Team Hustle in NBTC All-Star

first_img76ers rout Magic for fifth straight win Clark, who represented Filam Sports USA, was all over the game with 13 points, seven boards, six assists, and three steals to be adjudged as the All-Star MVP.Belangel topscored for Cherifer Hustle with 16 markers, while Sotto put up 15 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks.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“It’s really an honor for me. Just like what I told my players, we always honor the people that open the doors for us,” said Robinson. “We leave a legacy for the kids that are gonna follow them. It’s exciting to see them and be a part of their careers.”Cherifer Hustle was holding on to a close 84-80 lead in the last four minutes before NU Bullpup Terrence Fortea’s triple triggered the decisive run capped off by another three from Belangel to make it an 11-point lead, 93-82 with 2:18 remaining. Also joining the trio in Cherifer Hustle were Will Gozum, Miguel Oczon, RJ Abarrientos, Matthew Daves, Mac Guadana, Rhayyan Amsali, CJ Cansino, Alex Visser, Cooper McLaughlin, Joem Sabandal, and Harvey Pagsanjan.“Everybody really wanted to contribute, that’s how we honor the game, by giving our best, playing the right way,” said Robinson.Dave Ildefonso paced Cherifer Heart with 15 points and four rebounds, while Green wound up with 11.They were joined by John Galinato, L-Jay Gonzales, Brandon Wilson, Joel Cagulangan, Warren Bonifacio, Joshua Yerro, Aaron Fermin, Raven Cortez, Maui Cruz, Clint Escamis, Beirn Laurente, Inand Fornillos, and Taine Davis.Meanwhile, Raphael Dimayuga of La Salle-Lipa came up big in the clutch for the Kiefer Ravena-coached Team Cherifer Dedication as it slipped past the Jeron Teng-mentored Team Cherifer Passion, 91-89, in the 2018 Darlington Division 2 All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Division 2 All-Star Game:CHERIFER DEDICATION 91 — Dimayuga 20, Algire 14, Famaranco 14, Barrera 10, Del Rosario 7, Cruz 6, Gomez 6, Untalan 5, Tolentino 4, Ong 2, Pagcu 2, Lazarte 1, Garcia 0, Javier 0, Liu 0.CHERIFER PASSION 89 — Angcap 16, Barranco 13, Alarcon 8, Doromal 8, Janao 8, Abila 6, Pinero 6, Platon 6, Castisimo 4, Ocancas 4, Santos 4, Pepito 3, Sablaon 3, Halasan 0, Itao 0.Quarters: 18-20, 34-40, 63-68, 91-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dimayuga drilled the huge triple with 1:21 remaining, before Ryan Cruz of Bacolod Tay Tung High School followed up with the go-ahead bucket to swing the lead in favor of Cherifer Dedication, 90-89, with 29 seconds remaining.James Barrera could only settle for a split with 1.4 seconds remaining to give his side the two-point lead, keeping the door alive for Cherifer Passion, but Harold Alarcon muffed his potential game-winning triple at the buzzer.Dimayuga paced Cherifer Dedication with 20 points and three rebounds to be named as the All-Star MVP.Shawn Algire of St. Benilde International School Calamba poured 14 markers and five boards, Janwell Famaranco of Hercor College of Roxas got 14 points and six rebounds, and Barrera, also of Bacolod Tay Tung, tallied 10 markers and 14 boards in the win.Marc Angcap of University of Luzon-Dagupan led Cherifer Passion with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Kevin Barranco of St. Robert’s International School Ilo-ilo got 13 markers.The Scores:Division 1 All-Star Game:CHERIFER HUSTLE 99 — Belangel 16, Sotto 15, Clark 13, Gozum 13, Fortea 10, Oczon 4, Abarrientos 4, Amsali 4, Davis 4, Guadaña 4, Cansino 3, McLaughlin 2, Pagsanjan 2, Sabandal 2, Visser 2.CHERIFER HEART 91 — Galinato 15, Ildefonso 15, Gonzales 12, Green 11, Wilson 9, Cagulangan 7, Bonifacio 6, Fermin 6, Yerro 6, Cortez 2, Cruz 2, Davis 0, Escamis 0, Fornilos 0, Laurente 0.Quarters: 18-18, 38-40, 67-63, 99-91. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFil-Am guard Kihei Clark, Ateneo playmaker SJ Belangel, and teen prodigy Kai Sotto lifted Team Cherifer Hustle in a thrilling 99-91 win over Team Cherifer Heart in the 2018 Darlington NBTC Division 1 All-Star Game Friday at Mall of Arena.The trio were sensational for the Topex Robinson-mentored crew as they toppled the Chris Gavina-coached squad bannered by Fil-Am high-flyer Jalen Green.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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

first_imgFILE – This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)LAS VEGAS — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way.Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A press release states Curry and the company he has co-founded, Unanimous Media, will have their production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California.The projects developed by Curry’s company will focus on family, faith, and sports themes.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 crownNo specific projects were announced Monday, but Curry says in a statement he wants to use the deal “to affect the world positively.”Curry and the Warriors have a 3-1 lead in their first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

NLEX rallies to beat Blackwater in first game without Ravena

first_imgView comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial NLEX vs Blackwater. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMinus its two best locals, NLEX rose to the occasion with a gutsy win over Blackwater, 93-89, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors, who played without star guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas (ACL), outscored the Elite, 16-3, in the final five minutes and 23 seconds to post only their second win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “We got the lucky breaks in the endgame. It’s a good thing we were able to set aside all the distractions before this game,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “We actually felt really bad as a team with the situation of Kiefer. Everybody knows he’s a key player to the team and his suspension has a profound effect on everyone.”“But our focus is now moving forward or moving on without Kiefer for the meantime and just keeping ourselves in the race. This win kinda puts a little hope in our quest for at least a chance at the quarterfinals,” he added.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 crownNLEX held Blackwater, who remained winless at 0-7, to without a field goal during its frenetic run.Arnett Moultrie redeemed himself with 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists while Alex Mallari and Juami Tiongson, who dished out 10 of the Road Warriors’ 35 assists, added 10 points each. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ David Villa: Not right to compare Messi and Ronaldo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Mallari shone on both ends down the stretch and his steal and three-point play finish sealed the game with 9.7 seconds left.Henry Walker struggled mightily in his return for the Elite. He started the game 0-of-6 from the field and finished with only 12 points on 2-of-15 shooting with 15 rebounds and five steals.Blackwater blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and missed their last 10 shots from the field.Ravena, who got an 18-month suspension from Fiba after testing positive for prohibited substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List, came and supported his teammates at courtside.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Kevin Durant confirms he will re-sign with Warriors

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Last offseason, Durant took a $10 million pay cut so the Warriors could keep key cogs Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.Durant is coming off a phenomenal Finals Game 3 performance, where he put up 43 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists to push the Warriors to a 3-0 lead over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant takes questions at a press conference before the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Kevin Durant has confirmed that he is staying put in Golden State this summer.In an interview with ESPN, Kevin Durant said that he plans to re-sign with the Warriors, who are on a brink of a third title in the last four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Walker reminds ‘little brother’ Erram: You have to control your emotions Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “I’m planning on staying with the Warriors, and we’ll figure the rest out,” Durant told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.Durant is on the first year of his two-year $51 million contract with Golden State with an opt-out clause for the 2018-2019 season.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 crownREAD: On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3—again“Small details” of his new contract have yet to be finalized. According to reports, one of his options would be signing a four-year max contract worth $158 million. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more