Second straight MVP for Mbala

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off last season, Ben Mbala was hailed as the Most Valuable Player of UAAP men’s basketball for the second straight year as the La Salle slotman established himself as the supreme force in the collegiate scene.The Cameroonian continued his dominance for the Green Archers, posting per game averages of 26.0 points, 13.08 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals to finish with 96.58 total statistical points (SPs) in the ongoing Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES But winning the MVP again is the least of Mbala’s concerns as he looks forward to keeping the UAAP title.“We just want to win,” Mbala said, as twice-to-beat La Salle prepares for its Final Four date against Adamson this Saturday.“We will not quit and that’s what we plan to do for the next few games: Play hard and leave the rest to God.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA distant second in the MVP race is Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena, who mustered 66.50 SPs, followed by NU senior Jjay Alejandro at third with 63.86 SPs, and UE scorer Alvin Pasaol at fourth with 63.43 SPs.La Salle high-flyer Ricci Rivero complete this season’s Mythical Team after finishing eighth with his 56.29 SPs.He will get the nod, thanks to the UAAP ruling allowing only one foreign student-athlete to be named in the season’s best five. Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Adamson bruiser Papi Sarr ranked fifth with 63.15 SPs, followed by NU big man Issa Gaye at sixth (57.57 SPs), UST center Steve Akomo at seventh (56.77 SPs), UP captain Paul Desiderio at ninth (54.50 SPs), and Ateneo slotman Chibueze Ikeh at 10th (49.36 SPs).Meanwhile, UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño was hailed as the season’s best rookie after netting 46.69 SPs, powered by his averages of 11.61 points, 6.15 rebounds, 2.54 assists, and 1.0 steal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Trevor Ariza has 25 points, Rockets beat Nuggets

first_imgMOST READ Denver scored a season-low 17 points in the first quarter while allowing a season-high 75 first-half points. Denver’s bench was outscored 41-35, led by nine points each from Juancho Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee and Malik Beasley. Harris had 13 points and four steals.Houston recalled rookie C Zhou Qi from Rio Grande Valley after he had 18 points and four blocks on Tuesday night for the G League affiliate. Briante Weber, who is averaging 17.9 points, 7.0 assists and 6.1 rebounds for Rio Grande Valley this season, was also recalled.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Knicks outscore Raptors 41-10 in 3rd en route to victory OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, dribbles past Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON, Texas—Trevor Ariza had a season-high 25 points in the Houston Rockets’ 125-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.Ariza was 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Chris Paul had 23 points and 12 assists, and James Harden added 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in limited action.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Rockets have won nine of last 10 games, and beat Denver for the fifth straight time after sweeping the series 4-0 last season.Houston led 75-40 at the half, the Rockets’ largest halftime lead of the season.In a scary moment for Denver midway through the second quarter, Nikola Jokic fell to the ground following a tipped layup after suffering a non-contact injury. He limped off the court to the locker room but returned later in the quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneWill Barton led Denver with 20 points. Jokic had 17, and Gary Harris added 13.Denver played its second game without Paul Millsap. He sustained a left wrist injury Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and is out indefinitely. Starting in his place, Wilson Chandler returned to action after missing a victory Monday night at Sacramento with back pain.Houston played without starting power forward Ryan Anderson (illness) and reserve guard Eric Gordon (right calf tightness). P.J. Tucker started in Anderson’s place, while Luc Mbah a Moute scored 13 points in 26 minutes behind Paul. 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Filipino fighter Catalan loses in 1st round to Thai foe

first_imgRabin Catalan gets pummeled by his Thai foe Kritsada Kongsrichai at ONE: Warriors of the World at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo from ONE Championship.BANGKOK — The Filipinos’ campaign at ONE: Warriors of the World started off on the wrong foot after Rabin Catalan lost to his Thai foe in the preliminary fights Saturday at Impact Arena here.The 31-year-old Catalan (4-4) got dominated by hometown bet Kritsada Kongsrichai (6-3) with the referee stopping the bout due to strikes at the 3:01 mark of the first round.ADVERTISEMENT The Ilonggo fighter, whose losing skid continued, was unable to match his Thai foe from the get-go as he found himself on the ground early as Kongsrichai pummelled him with elbows.Meanwhile, Yodsanan Sityodtong (4-1) floored Dodi Mardian (0-1) with a killer left straight to score the knockout victory at the 1:32 mark of the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseChinese fighter Tang De Pan also preserved his immaculate record as he beat debuting Asraful Islam of Bangladesh via unanimous decision. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom PLAY LIST 01:32‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Ateneo’s road to UAAP title started in Baler training camplast_img read more

Kevin Durant donates $3 million to University of Texas

first_imgCurry, Thompson help Warriors over Rockets Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPAUSTIN, Texas — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is donating $3 million to the University of Texas, where he won national player of the year honors in his lone season before turning pro.The donation will support the Longhorns basketball program and the school’s Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation. Part of the Texas basketball facility will bear Durant’s name. The donation will pay for renovations made to the men’s and women’s practice facility and locker rooms.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Durant played at Texas during the 2006-2007 season. Durant said his year with the Longhorns built the foundation of who he is today as a player and person.Durant is an eight-time NBA All-Star and won the 2017 NBA Finals MVP while leading the Warriors to the championship.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 View commentslast_img read more

Pacers blows out Cavs, force Game 7

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ TIP-INSCavaliers: The 34-point margin was Cleveland’s worst playoff loss since James returned. … The Cavs finished 1-4 in Indianapolis this season after falling to 4-6 in the season series. … Cleveland has only lost eight playoff games against the East since 2015 — three in this series. … Last year, the Cavs averaged 116.2 points per game. This year, they’ve only reached triple digits once in the six games. … Jeff Green scored 13 points and Rodney Hood had 12 as the Cavs committed 15 turnover and were 12 of 38 on 3s.Pacers: Have not lost three straight games since snapping a five-game skid in early January. … The Pacers’ three wins have come by 18, two and 34 points. The Cavs’ wins have come by margins of three, four and three points. … Indiana has been eliminated by James’ teams in four of its last six playoff appearances. … The Pacers produced their highest point total in the series Friday. … Seven players scored in double figures: Domantas Sabonis had 19, Darren Collison had 15, Lance Stephenson had 12 and Bojan Bogndanovic and Young each had 10. … Indiana was 15 of 30 on 3s.CALL IT AS THEY SEE ITPacers coach Nate McMillan artfully dodged a pregame question about whether he thought LeBron James got the bulk of close calls in the series.Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett did not. Hogsett signed an executive order declaring that “unlike some cities, goaltending remains an illegal action in the game of basketball – for all players, on all teams, without exception,” he wrote. The proclamation continued: “Indiana is the center of the basketball universe, and sometimes that means we have an obligation to stand up and defend the basic rules of the game.”But when McMillan was asked about the calls, he told a story about splitting his team up in practice and that even then the starters or star players tend to get advantageous calls.“Sometimes it’s human nature to have this player and this player and give it to this player,” he said playfully without identifying names.HILL’S BATTLECavaliers point guard George Hill missed his third straight game but does appear to be on the mend. Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner celebrates during the second half of Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and posted the first postseason triple-double of his career Friday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 121-87 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers to even the series at three.Game 7 will be played Sunday in Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 James took a shot, too, cutting the side of his left eye when he ran into Thaddeus Young’s elbow on a drive late in the first half. No foul was called and James returned with a bandage protecting his face.But with a relaxed Oladipo figuring out how to defeat the Cavs’ double teams, he rediscovered his shooting touch. Oladipo finished with 13 rebounds, 10 assists and was 11 of 19 from the field and 6 of 8 on 3s to keep the Pacers in charge most of the game.After the Pacers erased a 22-17 deficit with a 12-2 run, the Cavs never led again.Indiana’s 10-2 spurt midway through the second quarter made it 46-36. The Pacers opened the third by scoring the first five points to make it 62-47 and then they poured it on.Myles Turner’s 3-pointer with 7:03 left in the third made it a 20-point game and the Pacers closed the quarter on a 10-1 run to extend the lead to 92-67.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img The three-time defending Eastern Conference champs again were led by LeBron James with 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. Nobody else scored more than 13 points as the Cavaliers lost their first closeout game in 14 tries dating to 2009. James had won 11 consecutive closeout games and is 12-0 all-time in the first-round series.With its season at stake, Indiana played hard, aggressive and tough.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 crownAnd it showed with a record-breaking victory margin.Kevin Love hurt his left wrist on a hard fall midway through the second quarter and wound up scoring just seven points while shooting 3 of 10 from the field. LATEST STORIES He participated in the Cavs’ morning shootaround, with a wrap around his injured back. And he participated in a pregame workout before he was deactivated.In fact, 90 minutes before the game started, coach Tyronn Lue still didn’t know whether Hill would play.“Not sure,” he said. “He had a workout so we’ll see.”UP NEXTGame 7 will be played Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Down at half, Raptors eliminate Wizards thanks to reserves 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Parting gift

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Ryan Reyes hit all of his 18 points from the three-point range, and Terrence Romeo and Jayson Castro drove the lanes with impunity as the Texters broke away in the second half to improve to 4-1 and reclaim a piece of the early lead with idle Rain or Shine.It was exactly the kind of performance TNT management asked from its locals before the game, when they decided to send home the ineffective Jeremy Tyler and took a chance playing the Elite without an import.“It was nice that the locals were really up to the challenge,” said coach Nash Racela, who thanked board member Ricky Vargas for a pep talk he gave the team before tip-off.“He basically told them (TNT locals) that ‘all of you are imports,’” Racela quoted Vargas. “And everyone was ready to contribute.”Man-mountain Josh Smith agreed to another tour of duty with the Texters and will be available when TNT returns to action after the All-Star break on June 1 against Columbian.ADVERTISEMENT Playing his last game here before flying to China for a more lucrative deal, Macklin helped Magnolia hammer out a dramatic 81-79 victory over Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night.Macklin’s two free throws with three seconds remaining provided the marginal points that gave the Hotshots the thrilling victory, which stole the spotlight from a huge TNT KaTropa victory earlier in the day.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 crownMacklin also chipped in 21 points and 15 rebounds as Meralco missed a chance to send the game into overtime when Chris Newsome flubbed a perfectly-designed play when he missed what looked like a gimme alley-oop.An all-Filipino TNT KaTropa dismantled Blackwater after getting seven players in double figures for a 120-101 victory in the first game of the doubleheader at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The loss was the sixth straight for the Elite, who dropped their first three games under original coach Leo Isaac.Bong Ramos has so far failed to get anything going for Blackwater despite his celebrated appointment, with import Jarrid Famous good for only 11 points. Center Poy Erram led the Elite with 16.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 Vernon Macklin is the one who’s leaving. But he’s the one handing out the going-away present.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments No stone unturned In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Superfight won’t uproot grounded UFC heavyweight star Miocic

first_imgFILE – In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Stipe Miocic gestures after a win over Francis Ngannou during a heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, in Boston. Miocic will get the biggest paycheck of his career at UFC 226 for the biggest test of his fighting life against light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier.(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)LAS VEGAS — Stipe Miocic has been the UFC’s heavyweight champion for more than two years, calmly dominating the most tumultuous division in mixed martial arts during a record three title defenses.Yet deep in his core, the longest-reigning heavyweight champ in UFC history has embraced the fact he’ll always feel like a firefighter from Cleveland whose life took an amazing detour.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “When I walk into the octagon and they lock the door, I’m like, ‘Well, I can’t leave now,’” Miocic said. “It’s fight or flight, and you’ve got to fight. It’s a little surreal, though. You look across the cage, and you’re like, ‘Huh. I’m fighting Daniel Cormier. Awesome. I watched this dude when I was an amateur.’”Real life for Miocic (18-2) isn’t under the bright lights of Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. He’ll take a moment in that cage to appreciate the brilliant absurdity of being in a superfight against Cormier (20-1), the imposing light heavyweight champion, in the heavily anticipated main event of UFC 226 on Saturday night.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 crownReal life is at home in Cleveland, where his pregnant wife is attempting to wait to deliver their first child until he gets home. Real life is in the firehouses in suburban Oakwood and Valley View where he still works as a firefighter and paramedic, fitting in several shifts each week between MMA training sessions.The 35-year-old Miocic firmly believes he has kept the UFC heavyweight division locked down because he stayed in Cleveland and worked relentlessly to avoid both the trappings and the traps of success. LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ “I thought he could be a champion even before he got in the UFC if he continued on his path, (but) that’s a big ‘if,’” Marinelli said. “Not everybody can sustain that growth for long periods of time, and not buckle under the pressure and change. When you have success, you can go Hollywood. You can ruin everything. Your mind changes. Instead of training, you can think, ‘Oh, I’ll go in Wednesday.’ Never for him. All of the characteristics in his personality that he had, they kept on getting stronger. I think he realized that his success was coming from it, and he didn’t want to change it.”Miocic is making the biggest payday of his career Saturday, and the champ said he is finally “100 percent” happy with the UFC’s financial commitment to him. That wasn’t the case earlier this year, when his disappointment over a relatively meager check for his defense against Ngannou prompted him to take the belt from UFC President Dana White in the Boston cage so Marinelli could put it around his waist instead of White.“They made it right,” Miocic said. “I love it, especially for my family.”The family is about to get bigger: Miocic’s wife, Ryan, is due on Aug. 1, but it could happen anytime. Ryan doesn’t plan to tell him if she goes into labor shortly before the fight, and Miocic could head home right after the fight on a private jet arranged by a sponsor.The weekend is full of potential distractions, but none of the normal Vegas variety: Along with the imminent arrival of his first child in Ohio, Miocic is heavily invested in the World Cup success of Croatia. The son of two Croatian immigrants will watch the quarterfinal match against Russia and then take a nap before the biggest fight of his life.“It’s going to be a great day on Saturday,” Miocic said. “They’re going to win, I’m going to win, and it’ll be great.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “If I ever acted like I was better than someone, my wife and my mom would pretty much murder me,” Miocic said. “I think it’s just the people around me. My wife, my family, coaches, friends, my firefighter buddies. If I do something dumb, they would be like, ‘You’re an idiot.’ Plus, I come back from a title fight, and literally the next day I worked, they’re like, ‘Here.’ They’re throwing a plunger at me. They bring me down real fast.”He won’t let it go to his head, but Miocic’s accomplishments in the heavyweight division are peerless at this point.After winning eight of his first 10 UFC bouts, he won the title by going to Brazil and knocking out Fabricio Werdum on his own turf. Miocic kept the belt by stopping decorated veterans Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos, followed by a one-sided victory last January over Francis Ngannou, whose meteoric rise was stopped cold by a champion who came in as an underdog.Not bad for a former Cleveland State wrestler who basically stopped studying MMA for a full year while he completed his paramedic training.His longtime coach, Marcus Marinelli, has been gratified to see Miocic’s ability to maximize the potential he saw so many years ago.ADVERTISEMENT NBA estimates 40,000 more travel miles in a top 16 playoffs format Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Chris Paul donates $2.5M to Wake Forest basketball program

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 FILE – In this March 2, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul shows his Wake Forest jersey to fans as the school retired his number during a ceremony at halftime of an NCAA college basketball game between Wake Forest and Maryland in Winston-Salem, N.C. Former Wake Forest guard and NBA All-Star Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons’ basketball team, the school announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons’ basketball team.The donation announced Tuesday is the school’s largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins School officials say it will assist a project to expand and enhance the men’s and women’s locker rooms, and the men’s locker room will be named for him.Paul says the locker room project “inspired me, because that’s where players build relationships and create a unifying camaraderie.”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’The Houston Rockets guard and Winston-Salem native led Wake Forest to its first No. 1 ranking in 2004-05 before becoming a nine-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medal winner with the U.S. national team. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Closing it outlast_img read more

Asian Games: PH’s Danny Caluag settles for BMX bronze

first_imgAsian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indonesia’s I Gusti Bagus Saputra won the silver medal when he registered 34.314 seconds.Caluag had a strong start in the competition after he finished second in Heat 1 just behind Nagasako.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the women’s division, Sienna Fines wound up in fifth in the medal round with a time of 43.663 seconds, 4.020 seconds slower than gold medalist Zhang Yaru of China who tallied 39.643 seconds.The Philippines now has seven bronzes and one gold, which was courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. FILE – Philippine team BMX ride Sienna Elaine Feinnes, Daniel Caluag and his brother Christopher John Caluag.Danny Caluag failed to defend his title but still came away with a bronze medal in the men’s division of the Cycling BMX competition in the 2018 Asian Games Saturday at Pulo Mas International BMX Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.Caluag, the Philippines’ lone gold medalist in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, clocked 35.842 seconds for the third place finish more than two seconds slower than Japan’s Yoshitaku Nagasako, who completed the course in 33.669 seconds for the gold.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparclast_img read more

Super scorer Pasaol stays positive amid UE slump: ‘We gave a good fight’

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We still gave a good fight,” said Pasaol who is the league’s top scorer. “We still fought.”Pasaol said if the Warriors want to turn their season around, they have to start talking to each other and giving each other a voice.“All of us are allowed to speak and all of us listen,” said Pasaol. “All of us are leaders in our own right and everyone can talk.” “Whatever they do, I tell them that I’ll always have their back.”Pasaol, who finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds, still saw some positives in their disappointing loss against the Green Archers.The Red Warriors gave La Salle a scare early in the third when they went on a 10-2 run capped off by a bucket from Pasaol to get as close as three points, 49-46.READ: Under new coach, Pasaol, UE need time to figure out roles La Salle, however, was quick to respond with a 17-3 run to return to stability and take a 66-49 lead heading into the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT The Red Warriors own a league-worst 1-7 record despite the herculean efforts of Pasaol, who has averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds so far.Despite his impressive showing going down the drain with loss after loss, Pasaol is not giving up on his teammates.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 Chriss“I always tell them that they should always play the way they play,” said Pasaol in Filipino after they absorbed a 79-59 loss to De La Salle Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: UE main man Pasaol admits he ‘lacked effort’ in blowout loss Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s not the run Alvin Pasaol envisioned for University of the East in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Barcelona announce 2019 summer tour to Asia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more