PBA: TNT salvages win over Meralco

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano brushes off San Beda for second PVL win LATEST STORIES Read Next PBA IMAGESTNT blew a big lead before holding off Meralco, 113-107, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jayson Castro made crucial defensive plays down the stretch to help the KaTropa preserve their fifth victory in eight games.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The 31-year-old Castro finished with 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks while TNT import Glen Rice Jr. had 32 points and 11 rebounds.TNT lost a 21-point lead it built in the second quarter as Meralco pulled to within two, 78-76, at the 3:41 mark of the third quarter.The Bolts, however, couldn’t get over the hump as they suffered just their second loss in seven stints and slipped to third place.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Castro had two blocks late, including a risky rejection on Jared Dillinger’s 3-point attempt that kept the Bolts, who were just down by four, 109-105, during that point, at bay.“This [close] game was expected because we’re playing against probably the Best Import of the conference,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, referring to Meralco’s Allen Durham.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our players were up to the challenge, Kelly (Williams), Mo (Tautuaa) and I think Ranidel (de Ocampo) for a while so it took us a team effort to make it hard for him on the offensive end,” he added.Durham, the reigning Governors’ Cup Best Import, still came away with 39 points and 24 rebounds despite the KaTropa’s defensive schemes.center_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

George’s 26 lead Thunder past Magic

first_imgThe Thunder opened the second half with a 6-0 run. After the teams played evenly through much of the quarter, Oklahoma City closed with a 9-0 run to lead 84-75 heading into the fourth.A dunk by Gordon cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 105-101, but George hit a 3-pointer with about a minute remaining to make it a seven-point lead.TIP-INSMagic: Former Thunder G D.J. Augustin started for Orlando. … The Magic shot 70 percent in the first quarter and made 6 of 8 3-pointers. … Nikola Vucevic scored 15 points.Thunder: Alex Abrines got a monster stuff on a drive by Mario Hezonja in the second quarter. It was the shooting guard’s sixth block of the season. … The Thunder held the Magic to 15 points in the third quarter. … Westbrook finished with five fouls. He averages just over two fouls per game. … Westbrook fell one basket short of what would have been his 19th triple-double of the season and the 98th of his career. … Oklahoma City outrebounded Orlando 50-35.UP NEXT:The Magic host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Steven Adams scored 16 points and Russell Westbrook had eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder.Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons each scored 19 points and Aaron Gordon added 18 for Orlando, which lost its sixth straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOklahoma City held Orlando to 43 points on 37 percent shooting in the second half.The Magic led 62-61 at halftime after shooting 56 percent and making 8 of 14 3-pointers before the break. Westbrook, George and Carmelo Anthony shot a combined 9 for 25 in the first half, but Adams kept the Thunder in the game with 15 points. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico The Thunder visit the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George (13) shoots over Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George scored 26 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Orlando Magic 112-105 on Monday night.George, who scored just five points on 1-for-14 shooting in a blowout loss to Golden State on Saturday, made 9 of 20 shots against the Magic and Frank Vogel, who was his coach when he played for the Indiana Pacers.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP Softball: Lady Falcons slip past Tigresseslast_img read more

Parks shows up to Gilas practice

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonRay Parks made a surprise appearance in Gilas Pilipinas’ Tuesday evening practice at Meralco Gym.The two-time UAAP MVP and reigning ABL Local MVP, who was left out of coach Chot Reyes’ initial list, headlined the newest attendees to the sessions and participated in the resumption of the national team practices.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Kevin Alas, Baser Amer, and Raymar Jose also made their presence felt in the session, as well as current pool members Raymond Almazan, Almond Vosotros, and rookies Ed Daquioag, Mike Tolomia, Carl Bryan Cruz, Von Pessumal, and Fonzo Gotladera.Also a welcome sight in the practice session were 17-year-old Fil-Nigerian AJ Edu, who participated in the drills, and Fil-Malaysian Zachary Benares, who sat on the sidelines with player agent Charlie Dy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutObserving the session from the sidelines were Allein Maliksi and Mac Belo.Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng, who are still with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 squad in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup, and Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger are the newest inclusions who have yet to appear in the practice sessions. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Kobe Paras soars high, but falls short against pros in 3×3 dunk contest Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more

Abatayo adds to PH’s haul in lawn bowls with bronze

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo That hiked the Philippines’ lawn bowls collection to one gold, three silvers, and two bronze medals.Muhammad Soufi Rusli of host Malaysia won the gold medal in men’s singles, while Singapore’s Lee Yuan Min settled for silver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 50-0: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round Elmer Abatayo continued the Philippines’ haul in the lawn bowls competition in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, bagging the bronze medal in men’s singles Sunday at the National Lawn Balls Centre in Kuala Lumpur.Abatayo outlasted Brunei’s Abd Rahman Omar, 21-20, in the battle for third place as the country gained its sixth medal in lawn balls.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View commentslast_img read more

Athletes celebrate Navratri at Commonwealth Games Village

first_imgA number of international athletes and delegates were on Monday greeted by Indian volunteers and players at Commonwealth Games Village with ’tilak’ as part of the ongoing ‘Navratri’ celebrations.Athletes and foreign journalists working here were seen wearing ‘vermilion’ or ’tilak’ on their forehead.”I had gone to visit some places where some women put tilak on me. They said it is a part of Navratri,” said an athlete from Isle of Man.The ‘Navratri’ meaning nine nights/days signifies religious festival for worshiping different forms of Goddess Durga.”It is good to see people celebrating here,” said John, a Canadian, who had come to cover Games.Other than the tilak on the forehead, rest everything was usual in the Village on the eigth day of the competition.The international area also buzzed with a fair amount of athletes who enjoyed facilities at the games parlours, massage centre, bar and restaurants.Many were seen interacting with other players in the area around amphitheatre in New Delhi.The 12-day long event featuring 17 sport disciplines like archery, cycling, gymnastics, swimming, boxing and shooting will conclude on October 14.Over 2,100 people fined for violating Games lanesOver 2,100 people were caught by traffic police in the national capital in the past over a fortnight for illegally straying into the lanes earmarked for Commonwealth Games related traffic.A total of 2,107 were found violating the norms and out of this, 1,914 were challaned on-the-spot which helped government coffers swell by Rs 38.28 lakh since September 23 when the Games lanes became operational.advertisement”A total of 1,914 challans were issued and 293 sent as notices,” Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic), told reporters.Sufi singers Kailash Kher, Zila Khan to sing duet at GamesIndian sufi singers Zila Khan and Kailash Kher would come together to render popular and traditional sufi songs at the closing ceremony of the 19th Commonwealth Games on October 14.The Hindustani classical vocalist Zila Khan will sing two solos followed by two duets with sufi sensation Kailash Kher during the event at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.Both the singers would also be participating in a medley of songs by different artists at the grand finale expected to be a big spontaneous event, signifying the world as one big happy family.”My solo songs are amazingly popular and will have the audiences singing along at the ceremony which I can tell is going to be a beautiful entertaining programme,” the singer who has been dubbed the sufi legend of the new millennium told PTI.Also, Kailash Kher who leads his band Kailasa and has composed the song ‘Yaaro Jashn Manao’ for the Games will also be entertaining the crowd.Incidentally, this is the first time that the singers would be performing together.Declining to reveal more details, Zila said she credits the Indian government as well as the organisers for including her in the mega event.”I am very honoured that India has chosen me to represent our country in the sufi segment of the closing ceremony. The credit should go to the organisers on how they have chosen to represent India’s heritage and culture over any industry,” she said.Daughter of the late Ustad Vilayat Khan’s daughter, Zila Khan a member of the Organising ceremonies team and is about to wrap up her concert in Jaipur before she flies to Delhi to rehearse for the Games final ceremony.”Sufi is very popular across the world, especially with the youngsters in the west. You won’t believe the number of people who come to congratulate me and express their gratitude for my music which they say is drawing more youngsters towards traditional Indian music,” said Zila.The singer, who does a minimum of two to four concerts in America and Europe every year, said sufiana singing is a hit with international audiences.Kher also has just completed a successful tour in the US, where sufi music has a following.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Dey murder: Senior cop grilled by police

first_imgA senior police officer Anil Mahabole was grilled by cops in connection with the murder of investigative journalist J. Dey even as the probe showed no signs of a breakthrough eight days after the killing.Mahabole was questioned for five hours on Saturday and he could be questioned again if required, police said on Sunday. The ACP is reported to have said he has nothing to do with the attack in suburban Powai on June 11.Police meanwhile said the anonymous phone call from Yemen claiming that Indian Mujahideen (IM) was behind the murder could be a hoax.”The probe indicates it was a hoax call. But we want to double check before coming to a conclusion that it was a hoax call. We are in touch with the authorities of Yemen,” a senior police officer said.On Saturday, an anonymous caller phoned at the police control room from Yemen claiming that the IM had hired shooters from Hyderabad, Bihar and Srinagar and paid Rs 4 lakh to kill Dey.A top crime branch official said, “Mahabole was questioned for several hours yesterday. His statement was recorded and he was allowed to go. During the interrogation, Mahabole claimed that he had cordial relations with Dey and he had no role in the murder.”Crime Branch sources said he was questioned for over five hours, during which, the ACP appeared tense and kept on repeating that he had nothing to do with the killing.Mahabole had, in 2005, filed a criminal defamation case against Dey following his news report, in which, the ACP’s reputation was allegedly put in a bad light, police said.advertisementSpeaking to PTI, Mahabole said, “I told the Crime Branch what I had to. I don’t want to disclose as to what questions Iwas asked.”One more Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Bombay High Court, seeking CBI probe into the murder.The PIL, filed by S Balakrishnan, Editor of Deshbhakti Andolan Weekly, an English tabloid, on Saturday, will come up for hearing on June 21, along with other petitions, which are also seeking a CBI probe into Dey’s killing.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

NBA has most-watched Christmas slate of games since 2011

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting PLAY LIST 03:07Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 2011-12 season began on Christmas after the lockout.The five games Tuesday averaged 5.8 million viewers, an increase of 14 percent from last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up to shoot and get fouled by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of their NBA Basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The NBA had its most-watched Christmas schedule since 2011, with 10.2 million viewers tuning in for the Lakers’ victory over Golden State.ESPN says Wednesday that the audience for that game, the first matching the defending champion Warriors and LeBron James since he moved to Los Angeles, was its fifth-largest for one on Christmas.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Kansas once more favored to win 15th straight Big 12 title LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

No. 2 Michigan stays unbeaten, beats No. 21 Indiana

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) drives against Indiana in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan got Indiana’s best players in foul trouble in the opening minutes and took full advantage, building a cushion it used to stay undefeated.Charles Matthew scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help the second-ranked Wolverines build a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the 21st-ranked Hoosiers 74-63 victory Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Michigan led 44-29 at halftime and didn’t have much trouble keeping a comfortable cushion after halftime in part because Morgan picked up his third and fourth fouls.“We kind of took them out of their flow,” Poole said.Miller lamented his team getting off to another poor start.“The beginning of the game, we’re not tough enough,” Miller said. “We take a punch, maybe a few too many and then get up off the ground.”Langford agreed.“We’ve been coming back and winning close games,” he said. “Now that’s not going to work for us down the road.”BIG PICTUREIndiana: Langford and Morgan have to learn how to avoid getting into foul trouble because of their value to the team. Both went to the bench with two fouls early in the game and Morgan was limited even more in the second half because he had two more fouls while trying to defend shots from the perimeter, decisions that were costly.“I just have to be smarter,” Morgan said.Indiana will have more depth when center De’Ron Davis, who warmed up Sunday, and guard Rob Phinisee return from injuries. The Hoosiers (12-3, 3-1) had won seven straight since losing at Duke and their chances to extend the streak were hurt because their stars were forced to sit a lot.Indiana’s Juwan Morgan scored 25 points on 9-of-22 shooting and Romero Langford added 17 points while limited by foul trouble.“When those two guys aren’t on the floor, we’re a different team offensively and defensively,” Indiana coach Archie Miller said.When Morgan and Langford went to the bench with two fouls early in the first half, the Wolverines went on a 12-3 run in less than 3 minutes before the pair returned to the floor.“We set the tone and we got their two big guys in foul trouble,” Michigan coach John Beilein said. “They’re tremendous. They’re really tough to stop and they both sat about 20 minutes.”ADVERTISEMENT Nick Foles leads Eagles in upset of Bears Michigan’s Jordan Poole finished with 18 points, Zavier Simpson scored 12 and freshman reserve Brandon Johns had eight points and eight rebounds.The Wolverines (15-0, 4-0 Big Ten) are a win away from matching their best start in school history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’re just worried about getting better,” Poole said. “We rarely talk about our record.”Michigan joined No. 8 Michigan State as the two teams without a Big Ten loss four games into the 20-game conference schedule. LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Michigan: The Wolverines usually play just two players off the bench and one of the regular reserves, Isaiah Livers, missed a second straight game with a back injury. Johns may have earned more playing time. He had to play because Livers was out and center Jon Teske and his backup, Austin Davis, were in foul trouble while trying to defend Morgan. Johns made the most of the opportunity with season highs in points, rebounds and minutes (13) and hurt the Hoosiers’ comeback hopes.“There’s an argument for him to be the first big man off the bench after the way he played,” Beilein said.HE SAID ITThe 6-foot Simpson made some running hook shots, scoring in a way undersized guards have to near the lane, according to Beilein.“Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar) would be proud,” Beilein said.UP NEXTIndiana: Plays at Maryland (12-3, 3-1) on Friday.Michigan: Plays at Illinois (4-11, 0-4) on Thursday. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more