Costa Rica clinches World Cup berth on Waston’s late goal

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Waston has three international goals, including a 4-yard header from Christian Bolanos’ 68th-minute corner kick on March 28 that gave Costa Rica a 1-1 draw in qualifier at Honduras.Costa Rica has 16 points and is second in the final round of North and Central American and Caribbean region behind Mexico, which has 21 points and clinched last month.The U.S. is at 12 points following its 4-0 win Friday over Panama and would qualify with a win at Trinidad on the final night of the hexagonal. Panama and Honduras have 10 points each.Goal difference has become key: the U.S. is plus-five, Panama minus-two and Honduras minus-seven.A draw would be enough for the U.S. to qualify unless Honduras defeats visiting Mexico by at least 12 goals or Panama beats visiting Costa Rica by at least seven or eight goals, the needed margin depending on whether it overcomes its deficit to the U.S. in total goals, currently nine.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Costa Rica’s Kendall Waston, left, celebrates after scoring his team’s equalizer against Honduras during a World Cup qualifying soccer match at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, Saturday, Oct 7, 2017. The draw allows Costa Rica to advance to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)Kendall Waston scored in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time, giving Costa Rica a 1-1 tie against visiting Honduras on Saturday at San Jose and clinching the Ticos’ second straight World Cup berth and fifth overall.The dramatic late goal means the United States likely needs at most a draw at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night to qualify for its eighth straight World Cup berth.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 Cubs’ bullpen implodes in Game 2 loss to Nationals In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ In a match postponed a day because of a tropical storm, Eddie Hernandez’s header from Romell Quioto’s cross put Honduras ahead in the 66th minute.In the fifth of a minimum six minutes of stoppage time, a long ball from deep in Costa Rica’s end following a throw-in was headed from about 23 yards out by Hernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGiancarlo Gonzalez headed the ball toward the right flank. Bryan Ruiz flicked the ball ahead to Rodney Wallace who, marked by Bryan Acosta and Emilio Izaguirre, played it back to Ruiz.Ruiz played the ball from his left foot to his right to fake his way past Acosta, dribbled past Izaguirre and crossed to Waston. The Vancouver Whitecaps defender outjumped Maynor Figueroa and Johnny Palacios to head the ball past Donis Escober to the goalkeeper’s left from 8 yards. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In addition, the U.S. could qualify with a loss if Panama and Honduras both fail to win Tuesday.The fourth-place nation advances to a home-and-home playoff next month against Australia or Syria.The Americans would be eliminated only if they lose and Panama and Honduras both win.At the 2014 tournament in Brazil, Costa Rica opened with wins over Uruguay and Italy, then tied England. They beat Greece on penalty kicks to reach the quarterfinals, where they lost to the Netherlands in a shootout.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance

first_imgPBA IMAGESIn a Finals series pitting two evenly-matched teams, Games 5, 6 and 7 will be necessary.At least that’s the consensus among players and coaches from both Barangay Ginebra and Meralco ahead of their championship rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals02:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I know they’re capable of scoring 100 points and we are too, but I expect this to be a defensive struggle for how many games it will go,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.Meralco is No. 1 in points allowed with an average of 88.8 points per game while Ginebra is in fifth at 96.7.The finals is a sequel, but a lot has changed since.Ginebra now has Greg Slaughter, who just returned from a knee injury at the start of the conference, and rookie Kevin Ferrer.Meralco also had a major upgrade in adding veteran forward Ranidel de Ocampo, rookie Mike Tolomia and guard Garvo Lanete via trades while also welcoming back key player Jared Dillinger.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “As much as we want to have a short series, two tough teams will battle and I think it’s going to be a long one,” Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio told reporters during the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals press conference Tuesday.“Two great teams, two great coaches. It’s going to be a long, hard-fought series,” said Ginebra import Justin Brownlee, whose buzzer-beating triple won the last season’s title for the Gin Kings in Game 6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Bolts and Kings are loaded with firepower but they are also known for being two of the best defensive teams in the league.And Meralco head coach Norman Black thinks the game will be won on the defensive end. BPC award the least of concerns for Slaughter, Newsome Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Dillinger missed the finals against Ginebra due to a hamstring injury.The Bolts won the two teams’ lone duel in the elimination round, 93-78, in a game where the Gin Kings blew a double-digit lead in the first half.Game 1 of their best-of-7 series is on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.“It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be rough,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.“You all better believe that this is going to be war. We’re just excited at this point. I’m not sleeping. I woke up at 3 a.m. and I’m ready to go,” Dillinger said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Kings of the NCAA

first_imgLATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments PH cagers reinforce Southeast Asian clubs in regional tourney Davon Potts contributed 15 points anew with three triples, while Javee Mocon and AC Soberano had 14 and 11 points, respectively for the Lions, who outscored the Pirates, 27-16, in the final quarter.Reigning MVP CJ Perez finished with 22 points, but he was held scoreless in the final period as the Pirates lacked the finishing kick that became a hallmark of their elimination round sweep.“Well, again, this championship will not be a reality if not for my players,” said Fernandez.“They deserve to win this championship, they worked hard for it, they sacrificed. We knew in the course of our season, people doubted us, but the circle of this team never doubted each other. At the end of the year, the important one is the championship.”Earlier, Mapua sent the juniors championship series into a deciding Game 3 after whipping La Salle Green Hills, 91-81.The winner-take-all clash is set on Tuesday at 1 p.m., also at the Big Dome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar from perfect for most of the season, San Beda College saved its finest performances for the games that mattered most in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball.Turning the championship series into a showcase of their grit, poise and composure, the mighty Red Lions completed a sweep of erstwhile league-leading Lyceum with an emphatic 92-82 victory on Thursday night before a huge Smart Araneta Coliseum crowd.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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Robert Bolick proved unstoppable down the stretch, Donald Tankoua was a force inside the paint all series long, and returning coach Boyet Fernandez seemed to press all the right buttons under pressure as the Lions came out victorious in one of their most challenging seasons since their dynasty started 12 years ago.For the past four months, the Lions played in the shadows of the Pirates, the upstarts from Intramuros who blitzed their way to 18 straight wins en route to a historic finals appearance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Pirates did offer a stiff resistance in the finals, keeping the game close until the final minutes of the two games, but this was a stage that always brought the best out of the Lions, who went full throttle down the stretch.It was San Beda’s 21st crown overall and 10th in 12 years. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “They (Lyceum) really made us earn it (this championship),” said Bolick, who had 18 points, five rebounds and six assists in the title-clincher.“This is the finals and if we only we can have two champions, I would be glad to give it to them too.”Coming out strong in the second half of the season after struggling with a knee injury, Tankoua was named finals Most Valuable Player after tallying 22 points and 18.5 rebounds in the two games.The game was hanging in the balance heading into the final two minutes, but just like in Game 1, Bolick took charge with a lay-up and a big triple that sewed up the win, 89-82, with 50 seconds remaining, after Mike Nzeusseu put the Pirates within, 82-83, with a three point play.“I always visualize that it will always be close games,” said Bolick. “I was comfortable making that three because I’ve been practicing hard for it.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READlast_img read more

Wizards hand Rockets 5th straight loss

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Howard leads Hornets past Warriors Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Rockets: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Wizards: Host Chicago on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Though Paul was back, the Rockets were missing center Clint Capela with an orbital fracture for the second straight game.“Mentally we’re fine,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We’ve got some tired legs and missing the big guy in the middle to give us a force to the rim. … We’ve got all kinds of excuses, but that doesn’t work. It doesn’t matter. We lost. They won. They’re the better team tonight.”TIP-INSRockets: Houston is 15-2 with Harden and Paul in the lineup. … D’Antoni said he hadn’t looked at the NBA’s report on the final two minutes of his team’s loss at Boston on Thursday night, when Harden was called for two offensive fouls in the final 7.3 seconds. “I don’t care. It’s over,” D’Antoni said. … F Ryan Anderson had a season-high 12 rebounds.Wizards: Tied a team record with 18 3-pointers. The last time they hit that many was Nov. 6, 2013 against Philadelphia. “As long as they’re wide-open, we should shoot them,” coach Scott Brooks said. … Porter matched a career high with seven 3-pointers. … F Mike Scott was away from the team for the birth of his daughter.ADVERTISEMENT HOLDING HARDEN AND PAUL DOWNHarden entered the game averaging 32.5 points but shot only 14 times, making seven.Paul missed eight of his 11 field goal attempts.“They’re human. We all have games like that,” Beal said. “I’m not going to sit here and be naïve to it because those are two really good players. James has had it rolling all year. We’re fortunate that he had an off night.”Brooks coached Harden for three seasons when both were with Oklahoma City.“James is as gifted as any player in this league,” Brooks said. “I thought our guys did a good job of guarding him. Those two guys aren’t easy to guard.”SUB-PAR AGAINST SUB-PARThe Wizards are 9-10 against teams that are under .500 this season. G John Wall said that it’s simple to turn that record around.We have to play the same exact way,” Wall said.UP NEXT NBA scoring leader James Harden matched his season low with 20 points for the Rockets. Chris Paul returned after missing three games with a strained groin and had eight points and six assists in 26 minutes.Houston had completed a 14-game winning streak before the alarming slide.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“We just haven’t had a rhythm in these last five games, quite frankly,” Harden said. “We had pretty good spurts, but just a consistent, four-quarter game, we haven’t had that. So hopefully we get back home and kind of buckle down a little bit.”A night after blowing a 26-point lead in Boston, the Rockets held their last lead midway through the first quarter en route to their worst defeat of the season. Houston has by far the most 3-pointers in the league this season but was held to 29.2 percent (14 for 48) from deep.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) goes for a dunk past Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Washington. The Wizards won 121-103. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — The Houston Rockets won 25 of their first 29 games to notch the NBA’s best record, then quickly entered their worst tailspin in nearly five years.Otto Porter Jr. scored 26 points, Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 each, and the Washington Wizards beat the Rockets 121-103 Friday night for Houston’s fifth straight loss. It’s the longest skid for the Rockets since dropping seven straight from Jan. 9-19, 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

Real Madrid: Ronaldo face cut could have been worse

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Australian Open: Nadal-Cilic among 4 quarterfinals Tuesday Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The club confirmed he needed a few stitches, and released video of the incident.Ronaldo was diving to head in the ball from near the penalty spot for his second goal in minutes. Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabian Schar tried to hit the ball and ended up striking Ronaldo’s face with his right boot.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 folkDoctors attended to him but they could not contain the blood, and Ronaldo had to leave the game even though there were about five minutes left and Madrid had already made all three substitutions.As he left the field and blood was spilling down his face and neck, he asked for the doctor’s cell phone to look at the injury. Using the phone camera as a mirror, Ronaldo checked the damage and was not happy with what he saw, shaking his head briefly. 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year While Madrid said the injury was not serious, it did not say if he was fit to play.Madrid’s next game is on Wednesday at home against Leganes in the second leg of the Copa del Rey. Madrid won the first match 1-0 using its second-stringers.It remains unclear if Ronaldo will be available for the second leg.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the pitch as he uses a phone to look at himself while bleeding from his forehead during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid’s 7-1 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo’s face cut could have been much worse, according to video released by his Real Madrid club on Monday.Ronaldo was sliced extremely close to his left eye by a defender’s boot while he was scoring in the Spanish league on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca CL draw

first_imgCarpio 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 Vonn trying not to think of downhill as her last at Olympics Twice, though, Barcelona had gifted Willian the space to hit the post in the first half. It was third time lucky in the 62nd for Willian, who drifts in and out of the team but was the outlet of Chelsea’s most dangerous moments against the five-time European champions.The Brazilian was left unmarked just outside the penalty area to receive a pass from Eden Hazard. Sergio Busquets charged forward to block Willian but ended up on flat on his back after Willian shimmied past him.“We gave too much space to Willian to shoot,” Valverde said. “The pass to him was perfect, the control was perfect. And we just had to get closer to him.”They didn’t. Willian picked out a gap in the defense to send the ball into the bottom right of the night.“We stayed compact, had a plan,” Willian said, “and did exactly what we expected.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during a Champions League round of sixteen first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Lionel Messi finally managed one of the few things he had yet to achieve in football.At his ninth attempt, the five-time world player of the year finally scored against Chelsea, salvaging a 1-1 draw on Tuesday and halting his longest drought against any opponent after 730 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Described by Valverde as a “clash of styles,” this was not a meeting of equals.While Barcelona enjoys a seven-point lead at the top of the Spanish league, Chelsea is in a scrap to even secure one of the Premier League’s four Champions League qualification places. Recent damaging defeats at Bournemouth and Watford have left Chelsea with only a one-point hold on fourth place — and no chance of defending its title with Manchester City 19 points ahead.Now Chelsea, which won its only European title in 2012, has to find a way to at least score at Barcelona next month to secure passage to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014.“We have to go there to attack and score because 90 minutes defending at the Nou Camp is an eternity,” said Cesc Fabregas, who joined Chelsea from Barcelona. “It is a suicide mission.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed By cancelling out Willian’s opener, Messi also gave Barcelona a narrow edge in their Champions League round-of-16 matchup heading into the second leg at Camp Nou on March 14. The night’s other game produced a far more conclusive outcome with Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scoring twice as Bayern Munich beat 10-man Besiktas 5-0.It was far tighter at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea deploying Eden Hazard as a false nine and containing Barcelona’s energetic pressing before being made to pay for a rare slip in concentration in the 75th minute.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 folkAndreas Christensen, the 21-year-old center back who displaced 32-year-old captain Gary Cahill from the starting lineup, passed laxly across his own penalty area. Barcelona capitalized. Andres Iniesta beat Cesar Azpilicueta to the ball, skipped past the defender’s attempt to tackle and squared for the unmarked Messi to turn into the bottom of the net. It prevented Barcelona from slipping to only its second loss in all competitions since August.“We lacked more clear-cut chances, but the good thing is we managed to force an error out of them and score an equalizer,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said through a translator. “We go back to the Camp Nou happy.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

F2 Logistics battles Foton

first_img“I expect things to get a lot difficult in the coming games,” admitted F2 Logistics coach Arnold Laniog. “So we prepare ourselves and train hard in practice.”Cignal HD, which got a thorough straight set defeat from F2 on Thursday, will try to vent its ire on winless Smart Prepaid. —MARC REYESFEATURED 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Focus will be on the pool-play pairings as four teams led by defending champion F2 Logistics mix it up Saturday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.F2 will take on Foton at 1:45 p.m. at Muntinlupa Sports Center with the Cargo Movers hoping to score their fifth win in six games and crowd the upper grid of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Superal cruises to record 16-shot victory Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption02:37Calm 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. MOST READlast_img read more

JR Quiñahan ejected in Game 6 after Jio Jalalon hit

first_imgNLEX will have to fight the rest of the crucial game 6 without a key cog as JR Quiñahan was ejected midway through the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT The burly big man tried to stifle Jio Jalalon’s drive, but whacked the speedy Magnolia guard in the face at the 7:27 mark of the period.Jalalon fell to the ground and ended up with bloody nose while Quiñahan was slapped with a flagrant foul penalty two.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 folkBefore his ejection, the Cebuano slotman had four points in his 10 minutes of action in Game 6.JR Quiñahan heads back t the dugout after being ejected midway through the 2nd period. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/MgACcJVYa4 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Quiñahan even begged for further explanation from the officials.“Di ko alam bakit ganun. Dapat talaga tinitignan nila kung may intention (to hurt) eh.”(I don’t understand the call. They have to look if there’s really an intention to hurt.)Quiñahan has been averaging 10.4 points and 4.2 rebounds for the series.Jalalon was still able to shoot the freebies before heading back to the bench and gave the Hotshots a 36-35 lead.It’s still a tight contest as of posting, with Magnolia going for the kill against NLEX in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next — Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 20, 2018Quiñahan argued that it was a bad call from referees’ part as there was no proof of his intention to hurt.“Bola talaga ang habol ko. Kitang kita naman eh,” he said. “Sumabit lang siya. Kung may intention (to hurt) yun, sana closed fist yun.”(I was going for the ball. It was evident. He was just caught. If I had an intention to hurt him, that would have been a closed fist.)ADVERTISEMENT PH’s kiteboarding star Tio eyes gold in first Olympic stint View commentslast_img read more

Nadal cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Stephen Curry back in full practice mode for Warriors P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Nadal needs to win his 11th Barcelona title this week to retain his No. 1 ranking.Klizan, the 140th-ranked Slovak who defeated Nadal in Beijing in 2014, reached the last eight by ousting veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-4.Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match points to defeat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), while third-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria got past Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia 7-6 (5), 6-2 for his 12th win in 15 clay-court matches this season.David Goffin of Belgium made it to the quarterfinals by coming from behind to defeat Karen Khachanov of Russia 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0, and 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece upset local Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “I came out with the conviction that I could play a lot better than I did yesterday (against Roberto Carballes Baena), and that’s what happened,” Nadal said.Coming off his 11th Monte Carlo title, Nadal has won 11 of his 12 ATP Tour matches this season, with the only loss coming from an injury retirement in the Australian Open quarterfinals.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 crownHe has won 40 consecutive sets on clay to extend his own record, and has won 33 of his last 34 matches on the dirt.“I had more options in the second set but a player like Nadal doesn’t give you many chances,” the 69th-ranked Garcia-Lopez said. Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Guillermo Garcia Lopez during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain— Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals by defeating fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.The top-ranked Nadal converted on his second match point to clinch his 16th straight victory on clay and set up an encounter with Martin Klizan, who eliminated Novak Djokovic in the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Successful ONE return as Folayang dominates Russian foe

first_imgLATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments PBA: Macklin lifts Magnolia past Meralco in farewell game 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img FILE PHOTO – ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino MMA star Eduard Folayang had a triumphant return after he topped Kharun Atlangeriev of Russia in ONE: Unstoppable Dreams at Singapore Indoor Stadium Friday night.Folayang, who lost the ONE lightweight title after falling to Martin Nguyen in a second-round knockout in Manila, scored a unanimous decision win in his first fight in six months.ADVERTISEMENT But while Folayang emerged victorious with an impressive showing, his compatriot Roel Rosauro fell short as he bowed to Sunoto of Indonesia by unanimous decision.Nguyen also fought and won over hometown bet Christian Lee by split decision in the co-featured fight to retain the featherweight belt.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the victory, Folayang may have just set himself up for another shot at the title.The 33-year-old fighter out of the famed Team Lakay improved his record to 19 wins and six losses.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 he did so by showcasing his striking skills and takedown defense.Folayang peppered Atlangeriev with inside and outside leg kicks and kicks to the body and head. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more