first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lee logged only three minutes and 44 seconds in Game 2 in what could be his season-finale after his nagging knee injury recurred at the worst possible time for the Hotshots.READ: Meralco zaps lackluster Star, nears PBA semis sweepFEATURED 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“It’s the old injury,” Lee told reporters. “I aggravated it last game. I actually just forced myself to play last game. I tested it but I couldn’t.”He has been bothered by the same knee injury since last year. It was also the reason why he was pulled out of Gilas Pilipinas last March and in May of 2016. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Lopetegui wants focus on soccer after Pique jeered by fans View comments Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES The playoff schedule also didn’t help the 28-year-old’s health issues with teams playing every other day.READ: Top seed Meralco comes back to beat Star in semis opener“Our games have been in succession so our PT told me that this is expected to happen. There’s a slight meniscus tear,” said Lee, who scored 11 points in Game 1.Lee said his status is “day-to-day” and he offered no assurance on whether he’s going to be available in Game 3 on Thursday.“I didn’t practice yesterday (Monday). I just tried to play today,” he said. “It’s painful. I made a quick move in the first quarter and I felt something.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president 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 CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESSTA. ROSA — Paul Lee slogged his way out of Santa Rosa Multipurpose Complex Tuesday night. His head was slightly down, his gloomy face barely seen as he wore a black cap tilted downward.Star is one game away from getting swept by Meralco, which looked every bit of a top-seeded team, and the Hotshots could likely be without their prized guard as they fight for survival starting Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgBong Quinto led the Knights with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jerrick Balanza had 16 points.Rey Nambatac struggled against the defense of Bolick as he put up just eight points on 3-of-13 shooting. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:37Protesters 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 Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kyrie Irving on opening night showdown vs. Cavs: ‘There’s no pressure at all’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda came through in the clutch and defeated rival Letran, 73-68, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions mounted an 11-2 game-closing run to take a 72-65 lead with 1:12 remaining in the fourth with Robert Bolick scoring four points in the charge.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The defending champions improved to 16-1 and continued their winning streak to 15 games while the Knights dropped to 8-9, tying Arellano U and San Sebastian at the fourth spot.“It’s a rivalry game, we have to win this game to prepare us against Lyceum on our final game,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “I commend Calvin [Oftana] for giving us a good start and Robert [Bolick] did a good job in the end.”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 shutoutOftana’s seven points in the first period helped the Red Lions get a 21-14 edge in the first 10 minutes.Donald Tankoua, though, was the high-point man for San Beda with 15 points to go along eight boards while Oftana and Bolick had 13 points apiece. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ LeBron’s ‘superhuman’ powers will eventually go away, Draymond Green says Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Lauri Markkanen and Antonio Blakeney each scored 16 points for Chicago, and Denzel Valentine added 13. The Bulls shot 34.7 percent from the field.“We fought from the second quarter on, but again, we’re down 20 in the first quarter with a seven-point quarter,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “You’re not breeding any confidence for yourselves. So it’s a mindset. You’ve got to come out and see that thing go through the hoop. It’s going to give you a little confidence. Right now, we don’t have a lot, especially early in games.”The Thunder led 58-34 at halftime. Westbrook didn’t score until 6:43 remained in the second quarter, but finished the half with 17 points.“He does that to a lot of people,” Hoiberg said. “He’s so explosive. There’s a reason he was the MVP last season.”Though the Thunder were never threatened in the second half, they had hoped to finish better. They shot 22 percent after the break.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Oklahoma City had high hopes coming into the season after trading for All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, but the Thunder had lost four straight before getting things turned around to even their record at 7-7.“From here, we’re kind of gaining some momentum,” George said. “We’re getting consistency from our level of play standpoint. I think we’re starting to come together for the most part. Again, we’re obviously not where we want to be. There’s always going to be a level of improvement, but we’re trending in the right direction.”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 shutoutAnthony returned to the lineup after missing the previous game with a sore lower back and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jerami Grant added 15 points and 11 rebounds.The Thunder led 27-7 at the end of the first quarter to match the fewest points they have allowed in a quarter since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2008. The Bulls made 2 of 16 field goals in the period.“Just setting the tone,” Westbrook said. “Thought we did a good job of being aggressive, using our hands.That’s how we win games.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “In the second half, we never got into a rhythm,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Never played to an identity. I thought our defense, for the most part, was pretty good for the full 48. We had some lapses. But I thought offensively, that’s where we got to really move the ball and make them work and find ways to break the defense down better than we did in the third and the fourth.”TIP-INSBulls: Were coming off a 133-94 loss to San Antonio. … Starters shot 1 for 11 from the field in the first quarter. … Valentine was the only Bulls player to make more than two field goals in the first half.Thunder: C Steven Adams missed his third straight game with a right calf contusion. … Won the firstmeeting with the Bulls 101-69 on Oct. 28. … Grant made a layup off an inbounds pass in the final second of the first half. … George finished with 13 points after scoring 42 and 37 points in his previous two games.STAT LINESOklahoma City’s wins during the current streak have come by an average of 11.7 points. All of the Thunder’s wins this season have been by at least nine points. All the losses have been by nine or fewer.QUOTABLEWestbrook, on being focused against a struggling team: “We did a good job of just coming out and being consistent, staying with our principles, playing Thunder basketball and not worrying about the opponents.”UP NEXTBulls: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.Thunder: At San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. LATEST STORIES 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a dunk in front of Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, and center Robin Lopez (42) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Things are starting to click for the Oklahoma City Thunder.Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists and the Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 92-79 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Riding the wave NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines performs during the men’s short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Michael Christian Martinez had a flawless run in the short program round of the men’s single figure skating in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics Friday at Gangneung Ice Arena.Performing sixth in the first wave of skaters, the 21-year-old skated to the tune of “Emerald Tiger” by Vanessa-Mae.ADVERTISEMENT Martinez scored 55.56 points from his performance, 26.04 from the technical elements and 29.52 from presentation without deductions, good for fifth place in the first group.Vincent Zhou of USA topped the competition after the first group with his 84.53 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe top 24 skaters in the short program will advance to the free skate round on Saturday. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University booked itself a seat to the quarterfinals in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after dismantling Adamson University, 72-53, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamaraws tied San Sebastian atop Group B with identical 5-1 records while the Soaring Falcons slipped to 6-2, though they are also advancing to the quarterfinal stages.ADVERTISEMENT Nishikori falters against Chung in all-Asian match in Paris 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 Arvin Tolentino took charge of the Tamaraws’ scoring finishing with 22 points, 17 in the first half, while also grabbing 10 rebounds.FEU head coach Olsen Racela was, nonetheless, impressed with Tolentino’s scoring but he wanted more out of his versatile big man.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Arvin can really focus on one thing if he needs to,” said Racela. “But I want to see more out of him, he has to focus the whole game.”It wasn’t just Tolentino’s hot shooting that separated the Tamaraws from the Falcons in the first half, it was also FEU’s stingy defense. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Adamson managed to score just seven field goals in the first half for 18 points while FEU lit up the scoreboards on 17-of-35 shooting for 40 points.Jerie Pinggoy top scored for Adamson with 13 points. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ San Beda sticks with Noah, Tankoua for NCAA Season 93 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 Smith injured his right foot in the semifinals series between TNT and Ginebra and only missed one game before returning to action.“I don’t think he’s even injured,” joked Fajardo. “We just need to rest and follow the game plan and bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “Fouling out? That’s part of the game,” said Fajardo after the Beermen lost to the KaTropa 102-97.In a game where that went testy to say the least, Fajardo admitted he was quite frustrated but he vowed to leave the loss behind and get to Game 5 with a more positive outlook.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 stars“I frustrated a little bit, but that’s just how it is,” said Fajardo who finished with 13 points and nine boards. “The game’s over, we just have to learn from it and bounce back in the next game.”Fajardo, who had difficulty matching up against the heftier Smith, even joked the TNT big man doesn’t seem to be injured. What ‘missteps’? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel center June Mar Fajardo downplayed his premature exit from the court after he fouled out late in Game 4 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series against TNT Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo was in foul trouble early in the game, incurring two in the first quarter alone, and he eventually left the floor with 2:02 left after hitting TNT import Joshua Smith on a shot attempt.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAiress Padda, Adamson’s eloquent, photogenic American coach, knows things are only going to get tougher in the days to come.“We are slowly getting the consistency that we’ve been working for,” said Padda of the Lady Falcons after mangling the Technological Institute of the Philippines Lady Engineers, 25-12, 25-14, 25-13, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES It was a far different Adamson that showed up Saturday afternoon at FilOil Flying V Center.The Lady Falcons were a picture of confidence and efficiency, with Jem Galanza leading the way with 18 points.Meanwhile, Ateneo sprung back from a previous defeat with a dominating 25-23, 25-20, 25-20 triumph over Lyceum for a 2-1 slate.The Lady Pirates fell to a 1-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ A time for change Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 Gamescenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The win was third straight for Adamson, which is trying to rebuild itself from a disastrous campaign last year in the UAAP.It also moved the Lady Falcons two wins closer to an outright semifinals stint.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 openingBut Padda knows better than to celebrate this early.“We need to play even better because the competition is going to get tougher for us,” said Padda, who joined Adamson in the previous UAAP season, where the Lady Falcons scored only one win. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgThe performance by Indian athletes at the Asian Games, India’s best in two decades, caused much celebration that died down quickly with the announcement that distance runner Sunita Rani had tested positive for dope.The athlete from Punjab was stripped of her gold and bronz e medals and her records and returned home in disgrace. It’s not a new scenario for Indian sport which has for several years now been ridden with accusations of a widespread and sustained campaign of doping.In the past four months, three Indians including Rani have tested positive in major competitions. Dope-control procedures in India are very lax as they are conducted by a laboratory in Delhi that is not certified by the International Olympic Committee.Athletes cleared by the Government for overseas competition have to clear tests before departure. When they then test positive abroad, it indicates that there is more than a rogue athlete acting on his or her own. It indicates that there is official connivance in a sustained and supervised doping programme. Indian athletes who test positive are punished and usually left to cope with humiliation on their own.The accessories to the “crime”-officials, doctors, coaches- continue in their jobs. The presence of “sports medicine” doctors from the old Soviet states hired to help Indian athletes may have coincided with improved results in athletics in the past two Asian Games, but coincidentally so has the bad news about the use of performance – enhancing drugs.In Rani’s case a compromised and corroded sporting system has caught up with one of India’s brightest athletic hopes. The argument that doping is a self-evident truth in international sport will not help put her athletic career back on track.last_img read more