Racela proud of Tolentino’s improved defensive effort

first_imgView comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the past three games, Far Eastern University head coach Olsen Racela has constantly pushed Arvin Tolentino to show more effort in the defensive end.With a reward of more minutes, the power forward showed he could do the dirty work and bring the intensity off the ball.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “I think he’s giving more effort now, the effort is there and he just needs to be consistent with it,” said Racela.The Tamaraws are now 3-2 in the standings, good for fourth place midway into the first round. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winless Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:37Protesters 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 “I always tell him that I want to see the intangibles, the more he plays defense, the more he gets rebounds, the more he boxes out, and gets rebounds the more minutes he’ll get,” said Racela Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After playing just six minutes against University of the East, where he put up 11 points and three rebounds, Tolentino averaged 20 minutes a game in the next three matches.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 shutoutAnd with those minutes came averages of 16.33 points and 6.67 rebounds.Tolentino capped off his impressive run with a career-high 23 points to go along six rebounds, four of which came from the offensive glass, to lead FEU over National University 90-83 on Wednesday. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Mbala: La Salle defense not as good as last year

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters 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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Well, Ben Mbala is not the one to forget and he knows this version of the Green Archers is far different from the unit that won the title a year ago.“I say defense, we’re not the defensive-minded team we used to be last year and that’s something we need to change,” said Mbala Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena after La Salle lost to arch rival Ateneo, 76-75.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 shutoutREAD: Ateneo sweeps first round, outlasts La SalleLa Salle’s loss to Ateneo saw it slip to 5-2, a respectable record but a far cry considering how powerful the Green Archers were last year. Read Next Pons lifts FEU over Adamson for PVL Finals berth For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “It’s only the first round, we still have a lot of time to work on our game, our team chemistry especially on defense,” said Mbala, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds against the Blue Eagles. “I’m sure coach (Aldin Ayo) and all of us players will be able to work on that.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOh how the mighty have fallen.With De La Salle’s recent slippage in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, one may be forgiven that he forgot how dominant the Green Archers back in Season 79.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Green Archers waylaid opponents in the first round of Season 79 holding them down to an average of 73 points a game while scoring 88.4 to end up with a 7-0 record.Those numbers, however, are not even close from what La Salle put up in the first seven games this season.The defending champions may be scoring more this year, averaging 96.9 points a game, but they also allow their opponents to score way more compared to last season as their points allowed skyrocketed to 90.3 points per outing.La Salle outscored opponents by 18.4 points a game in the first round of Season 79 but Season 80 saw the Green Archers take wins by an average of just 6.6 points.Mbala hopes the Archers can change their fortunes in the second half of the tournament, a stage where the Final Four picture starts to take shape.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

With first time jitters out of the way, Durham believes Bolts better prepared this time

first_imgPBA IMAGESWith Meralco’s last runner-up finish on his mind, Allen Durham is looking for a better finals showing from the Bolts this time out.After all, this not anybody’s first time any more—including him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It was painful of a moment to swallow, but Durham said that the Bolts, more matured this time, look back at the loss as a rallying point in another duel against the Kings for the title.And not only did the players gain experience from their first final stint, the Bolts also added veterans Ranidel de Ocampo and Joseph Yeo to virtually intact roster .“I’ve forgotten about it, but it’s still kinda fueling me to get the win and hold the trophy. Now that we got the experience, we know what to expect,” he said.That includes the Kings’ “home court” advantage with Durham saying they have figured out how to tune the raucous crowd out.“We played Ginebra in that series (last year) and we played Ginebra this conference. The crowd is not going to be a factor. I think that experience alone is gonna help us a lot,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT But he knows that amid their budding rivalry, it’s inevitable for emotions to spill onto the court.“I do think it’s going to be tense, especially with the history that we’re building and it’s a rematch. We just have to understand that it is going to be a long series, we can never be too high or too low. We just gotta stay focused and wait for the outcome in the end,” he said. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “Last year was a first for everybody, aside from Jimmy (Alapag) and a couple of others. It was my first Finals in my pro career,” he said.Alapag, who is now an assistant coach, Reynel Hugnatan, and Jonathan Uyloan were the lone players from that crew which had prior Finals experience, while Jared Dillinger was limited due to his hamstring injury.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 shutoutThat left much of the responsibility of leading the Bolts in the champions round to the 29-year-old behemoth Durham.Unfortunately, Meralco fell short in six games against Ginebra capped by the biggest heartbreaker of all—Justin Brownlee’s title-clinching three to beat the buzzer in Game 6. Arellano stays alive, knocks off San Sebastian Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:37Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Blatche arriving soon, will play for Gilas vs Japanese

first_imgTheir next games in February are away matches against Chinese Taipei and Australia. June Mar Fajardo, the reigning four-time PBA MVP, Jason Castro, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood, Terrence Romeo, Matthew Wright and RR Pogoy are the consensus shoo-ins for the final 12-man lineup in Tokyo. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche, barring any injuries, will finally join Gilas Pilipinas in the next couple of days and will reinforce the Filipinos in their first two Fiba Asia Qualifying games against Japan and Chinese Taipei.The 6-foot-11 Blatche, Team PH’s naturalized player, will play Xinjiang’s final game for the year in the China Basketball Association slated Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort 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 ‘He made me into an MVP’: Bolick repays Fernandez’ trust with NCAA crown Blatche was set to arrive Nov. 12 but apparently, failed to get a leave from the Flying Tigers. Xinjiang’s next game will be in January, and that poses another problem for the Gilas coaching staff as the Filipinos will play the Taiwanese and Australia in February.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 shutoutReports reaching the Gilas camp say that Blatche could flaunt his best form yet in a Team PH uniform.Gilas flies out for Japan on Nov. 21 to play the Japanese before coming home to tangle with the Taiwanese three days later at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Dwight Howard fined $35,000 for obscene gesture in Cleveland

first_imgRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:55Cops raid Manila office of Bayan, nab 3 activists for guns, explosive01:29Police 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 MOST READ Japan almost beats France, draw 23-23 in Paris Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Howard made the gesture in the second quarter of the Hornets’ 100-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Friday night. He was captured on video mimicking a sexual act.Howard is a 14-year veteran and eight-time All-Star. The 6-foot-11 center is averaging 15.5 points and 12.9 rebounds in 18 games this season.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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) tries to break free of Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NEW YORK — Dwight Howard of the Charlotte Hornets has been fined $35,000 for making an obscene gesture toward Cleveland fans.The NBA announced the fine on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

Sotto is center of attention in Eaglets triumph

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sotto bagged the Finals Most Valuable Player plum after boasting an incredible stat line in the best-of-three title series: 17.0 points per game built on a 63 percent shooting clip, 12.3 rebounds and 6.3 blocksThe 15-year-old swatted 19 shots in the series, while all the rest of the players had 15 blocks combined.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Ateneo still found a gritty challenger in Nazareth School of National University before the Blue Eaglets hacked out a 63-58 escape in the deciding Game 3 on Friday to complete the school’s double crown in the men’s and juniors’ divisions.“I just told the boys to stay composed. We’ll fight back,” said coach Joe Silva. Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Sotto displayed that composure as he nailed the go-ahead putback with 25.3 seconds left that shattered a 58-58 deadlock.In the thrilling final stretch, SJ Belangel sealed the win for the Blue Eaglets after sinking two clutch free throws in the last 9.8 seconds.Sotto survived a foul-plagued outing and helped Ateneo recover from a 54-48 deficit, scoring seven of his 19 points in the last 4:18, while also hauling down 13 rebounds and rejecting three shots.Belangel chipped in 16 markers and eight boards, while Dave Ildefonso got a near-double-double with his 13 points and nine rebounds as the Blue Eaglets completed a fitting ending to to their near-perfect season.ADVERTISEMENT 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. Kai Sotto PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netHe may just be too good—and too big—for juniors basketball.Kai Sotto, the 7-foot-1 teen wonder, proved too dominant all season. And lucky for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, they got him on their side to romp to their first UAAP juniors championship in three years.ADVERTISEMENT Show of grit Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View commentslast_img read more

Gavina sees potential as Rene Pacquiao gets quality numbers in debut

first_imgRene Pacquiao. PBA IMAGESFor someone who had little time to prepare for his debut game in the big stage, Rene Pacquiao came in and made the most of his opportunities.The second cousin of eight division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao impressed in his first try in the PBA, battling the likes of Justin Brownlee, Japeth Aguilar, and Joe Devance on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And with the famed Pacquiao in attendance, Rene did all he could to deliver for Mahindra, finishing with six points and a rebound in his eight minutes on the floor.Unfortunately, his debut came with non-bearing consequences, as the Floodbuster closed their 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign with 94-80 defeat to Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Pacquiao’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed, with coach Chris Gavina admitting that he’s a fan of the 6-foot-5 big man.“Rene came in and was ready. Few guys can come in ready on a big stage against a team like Ginebra and go out there and be productive, so I give him a whole lot of credit for not shying away from the big moment and stepping up with the limited minutes he had,” he said. MOST READ Pumaren relishes GlobalPort’s unexpected crack at playoff berth 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 Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pacquiao was drafted 25th in the 2014 PBA Draft by the franchise, but languished largely as a practice player before playing for a short while with MP Hotel in the PBA D-League.However, Gavina is adamant to the management to keep the window of opportunity open for the 30-year-old.“I told management to keep him in the active lineup,” he said. “Let me develop him, let our coaches develop him, and who knows? We may have a Pacquiao superstar in basketball as well.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gameslast_img read more

Pirates top Heavy Bombers for 3rd place

first_imgLATEST STORIES And even though the Pirates played for the third-best spot in the tournament, head coach Topex Robinson wanted his team to play as if it was their last game.“We’re not looking at this game as a third or fourth place game, I told them this is part of the season and I told them to not fall into the trap that this is just a game for the third place,” said Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Pirates pressed on early against the Heavy Bombers’ offense to come away with nine steals and that constant pressure led to eight turnover points for Lyceum.CJ Perez led the charge for the Pirates with 14 points, seven rebounds, and three steals while Harry Nzeusseu had 12 points and 14 boards. MOST READ Ervin Grospe had a game-high 17 points to lead JRU. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum of the Philippines University ended its campaign in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on a high note after it upended Jose Rizal University, 82-75, for third place Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates were firmly in control of the match never conceding a lead since the opening tip and the Heavy Bombers were forced to play on their heels against Lyceum’s constant attack.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Mapua beats Ateneo for Filoil juniors title; NU wins bronze World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

Meralco, Rain or Shine swap Gilas cadets

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ed Daquioag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine continued to shake up its roster as it acquired Ed Daquioag from Meralco in exchange for Mike Tolomia.The Office of the Commissioner approved the deal on Monday afternoon as Gilas cadets swapped places for the second time this conference.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jeff Chan ‘shocked’ by trade to Phoenix, hopes to help new team make playoffs NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Tolomia and Daquioag have had similar fortunes in the Elasto Painters and the Bolts respectively, seeing minimal minutes in their rookie season.Tolomia averaged 4.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists with Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMeanwhile, Daquioag fared a little better in his time with Meralco, netting 5.7 markers, 1.8 boards, and 1.3 dimes.Earlier, the Elasto Painters dealt their longtime gunslinger Jeff Chan to the Phoenix Fuel Masters for veteran forward Mark Borboran and a 2020 second round pick. 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 Gameslast_img read more

Hamilton wins Italian GP to move ahead of Vettel

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo by LUCA BRUNO / AP)MONZA, Italy — Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix virtually unchallenged from pole position Sunday and moved ahead of Sebastian Vettel to take the lead in the drivers’ standings.Hamilton finished nearly five seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas while Vettel came third in his Ferrari, more than half a minute behind.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 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 View comments San Beda downs TIP in 4 sets Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hamilton now has 238 points, three more than Vettel with seven races remaining in what has developed into a riveting Formula One season.Vettel had led the standings all season but Ferrari struggled in rainy qualifying conditions Saturday and couldn’t match Mercedes’ race pace, either, on a Monza circuit featuring long straights and high speeds better suited to Mercedes’ power.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 openingFly-away races make up the rest of the F1 calendar, starting with the Singapore GP in two weeks. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more