Racela after TNT loss to Star: ‘Change doesn’t happen overnight’

first_imgDILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “Our mindset is to still get as much wins because your position after the eliminations, you don’t have control over,” he said. “We’ll try to win every game and wherever we end up, we just have to prepare for the next battle. If it gives us best-of-three or a twice-to-beat disadvantage, we just have to take that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s not just letting you know of your mistake and the next day, things will change. I think they are still deciding if what we’re saying was right or wrong, and they have to think about that first before they even start changing those things,” he added. “And I hope we do that in time for the playoffs.”Sent to a two-game tailspin after their 88-77 defeat to the Star Hotshots on Sunday, the KaTropa are now in a precarious position as they join a five-team logjam in fifth with a 4-4 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAnd TNT has nothing to blame for the defeat but itself after starting slow and falling behind by 17, 56-39, at halftime.The KaTropa went on a spirited rally but they dug themselves a hole they couldn’t climb out of. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ “We dug a hole in the first half being down by 17. It changed in the second half, we had a better effort, everything was better in the second half, but we were already down big so it was really hard,” said Racela.Racela said he’s not alarmed with his team’s situation, but rather, is keeping his hopes up that the players will eventually buy into the change he is trying to establish.“There’s still a lot of things that we need to correct up to this point. My pitch every time to them is to play that way for 48 minutes. We can’t have an on-and-off switch,” he said.“I think it’s a question of desire. The players should be the ones answering that. As a coach, we just try to encourage them and remind them of the things they have to do.”And he’s wishing that will happen as soon as possible as TNT looks forward to its final three games against Mahindra, GlobalPort and No. 1 San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Sloppy Aces pay price with loss to Elite Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT coach Nash Racela said that for the team to turn things around, the KaTropa must be willing to embrace necessary changes.“From day one, I’ve been telling them that there has to be changes. I’ve been calling out their attentions, their names, on what they have to change. Change doesn’t happen overnight,” said Racela. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gin Kings bring down Elite

first_imgMOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The other looked like one of hopelessness, knowing that he and his Bolts don’t hold their fates in their hands.“I’m just happy to win this one,” Black said after an upset 82-72 clipping of Rain or Shine in the first game that did little with what’s left of Meralco’s wafer-thin hopes of surviving the elimination round of the season-opening conference.“We’re keeping our hopes up,” he said after rising to 3-7—but still out of the eight-team quarterfinal circle.“We need to win one more game and hope for a lot of teams [ahead of us in the standings] to lose” Black added. “Basically, we don’t have control. And we still have to beat Star.”SCORESMERALCO 82 – RAIN OR SHINE 72MERALCO 82—Newsome 19, Hodge 17, Uyloan 14, Al-Hussaini 10, Chua 9, Hugnatan 4, Dillinger 3, Daquioag 2, Grey 2, Amer 0.RAIN OR SHINE 72—Yap 17, Ponferada 11, Chan 9, Cruz 9, Belga 7, Trollano 7, Washington 6, Tiu 4, Norwood 2, Ahanmisi 0, Matias 0.Quarters: 35-20, 49-35, 68-56, 82-72GINEBRA 99 – BLACKWATER 90GINEBRA 99—Cruz 16, Tenorio 15, Aguilar 14, Thompson 13, Devance 13, Marcelo 13, Ellis 6, Mercado 5, Ferrer 2, Caguioa 2, Taha 0.BLACKWATER 90—Sumang 20, Belo 16, Aguilar 16, Sena 14, Dela Cruz 7, Gamalinda 6, Miranda 5, Buenafe 4, Pascual 2, Ababou 0, Pinto 0.Quarters: 25-23, 53-40, 80-71, 99-90Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESRight now, it’s all about the next man up for Barangay Ginebra in its last gasp stand to tab a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.The Gin Kings stayed mathematically alive for the No. 2 ranking in the playoffs after withstanding Blackwater, 99-90 at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay, but the crowd-darlings might have to continue their chase with the second of their twin towers, Japeth Aguilar, out for the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Reality check on Pacquiao’s next foe Aguilar hyper-extended his right elbow after landing hard on both hands following a dunk with 3:55 left in the second quarter and never returned, and coach Tim Cone, though ecstatic in winning back-to-back games for the first time here and staying alive in the running for a playoff incentive, is bracing for the worst.“It will be all about the next man up [in the rotation],” Cone said after his Kings rose to 5-4 and tied Rain or Shine for third spot, just half-a-game behind GlobalPort. “I probably won’t lose sleep over it [waiting for the results of an MRI scan], but I will worry for sure.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“He (Aguilar) is a big part of what we do, obviously, and it’s going to be tough if we lose him,” he said. “We have been able to withstand Greg’s (Slaughter) injury, but we will take a big blow [if Aguilar is ruled out].”Ginebra has two games remaining, against Phoenix Petroleum tomorrow and then NLEX the week after, and if Aguilar’s injury is what Cone described it to be, then the Kings will be playing those games without a legitimate center. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ “We tried him at halftime, and he couldn’t even grip the ball,” Cone said. “We don’t know his status for Sunday (against the Fuel Masters).”Jervy Cruz and Dave Marcelo were the next men up when Aguilar stepped out, and both delivered.Cruz, the former UAAP MVP with Santo Tomas, scored 12 of his 16 in the third period and Marcelo tossed in 10 of his 13 there as the duo got all the backcourt help they needed with LA Tenorio finishing with 15 points and six assists and Scottie Thompson firing 13 and grabbing 15 boards.The Batang Pier’s game against defending champion San Miguel Beer in a Petron Saturday Special Game today has now become crucial for GlobalPort, which could gain some space over the Gin Kings and the Elasto Painters with a win in their 5 p.m. clash at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.Meanwhile, Norman Black wore two sets of smiles last night when he talked in front of the press for the customary winning coach’s interview for the first time in a long, long while.One was of genuine joy after Meralco snapped a six-game losing streak in the Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’last_img read more

Guiao thinking of taking ‘drastic measures’ after NLEX’s 0-2 start

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot “We’re hoping it still comes together because it’s just two games. But there are only nine games left in the eliminations and I feel we need to win at least six in order to give yourself a chance in the playoffs.”Desperate for a solution, Guiao shared that he’s going out of his usual rotations and extending import Wayne Chism’s minutes from 35 to 40-plus minutes.“There’s nothing we can get. We need Wayne inside. I told him that already, and he’s going to play close to 40 minutes or a little bit more. That’s exactly what’s happening,” he said.Disappointed with the way things are going, Guiao wonders whether he should make a band-aid solution or keep on trusting the process with this NLEX core.“I’m not setting any deadline, but we can’t wait too long also. As I said, we try to change some pieces in the offseason, but there’s nothing. I don’t want to trade for the sake of trading and not really have an upgrade. It’s either you have an upgrade or at least, have the same material so that you can trade. But if there’s no deal or the deal isn’t fair, why trade?” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re not stopping at that. We will keep on putting the pieces together and try to improve the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NBA: Lin exits with ankle sprain in Nets loss to Mavs Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu MOST READ NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the way coach Yeng Guiao wanted to celebrate his 58th birthday.After a promising first showing two days ago, the Road Warriors took a step back on Sunday, falling to Meralco, 91-84, on Sunday with them failing to keep up with the Bolts in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “Nobody stepped up for us today. We were in the game for three quarters. We were playing good offensively and defensively, and then the usual thing happens, we collapse in the fourth quarter. We still have to find the cure for that,” the outspoken Guiao said.NLEX was in it down by only two, 69-67, at the end the third quarter before Meralco blew the game open in the payoff period thanks to a 19-4 run to grab a decisive 88-71 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith the way things are going, Guiao can’t help but feel frustrated with his roster, saying that if nothing happens, he may just pull the trigger just to make drastic changes to wake his team up this early in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“We’re hoping to improve every game, but that’s not what’s happening. So again, we just have to go back and evaluate and rethink. It’s a work in progress, but we can’t wait too long,” he said. “Maybe we need drastic measures that we should take in the next few weeks. We’ll see how it comes together.” ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardslast_img read more

Errors hurt La Salle in another loss to rival, says former star

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Reyes, who faced the Lady Eagles five straight times in the UAAP volleyball finals, said her alma mater’s slew of errors practically brought the Lady Spikers down in their rematch against Ateneo.“It was a good game, but the errors really hurt them,” said Reyes Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “The unforced errors are still there, and obviously La Salle had more errors than Ateneo.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Lady Spikers’ four-set loss to Ateneo, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, sent them to the second seed with an 11-3 record while the Lady Eagles took sole possession of the first spot with a 12-2 card in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.La Salle had a distinct 47-37 lead in the spikes department but awarded Ateneo 36 free points due to errors. Lascuña captures Masters crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMika Reyes has had her days playing under the bright lights of the esteemed rivalry of Ateneo and La Salle.This time, Reyes was on the outside looking in.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Ateneo managed to limit its miscues to 24.Reyes, though, gave advice to the girls who now wear the shirt she once wore for half a decade.“Always play your best, always give it your best, and enjoy the game,” said Reyes. “If you give it your best, you won’t regret it, whatever the result of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Kobe Paras bids farewell to Creighton, plans transfer

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Paras broke the news on his Twitter account (@_kokoparas) as he expressed his gratitude to his coaches and Bluejay fans in his short stay at Creighton.“You welcomed me into your world, into your thoughts & made me a better person. This is goodbye,” he posted. “Thank you coaches and Creighton Bluejay fans.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kobe Paras. Screengrab from Kobe Paras’ Instagram accountAfter an uneventful one-year run with Creighton, Kobe Paras is leaving the Bluejays.The 6-foot-6 swingman has reportedly secured his release papers from the school and is now planning to transfer.ADVERTISEMENT Paras, the son of PBA legend Benjie, played sparingly in 15 of Creighton’s 35 games this past season for Creighton, averaging just 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in only 4.7 minutes.He joined Creighton last July after withdrawing from UCLA in June last year.The 19-year-old Paras, known for his athleticism and versatility, made noise during his junior year at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and senior year at Middlebrooks Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Warriors hope to get Livingston, Barnes back for round 2 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home You welcomed me into your world, into your thoughts & made me a better person…this is goodbyethank you coaches & Creighton bluejay Fans! pic.twitter.com/ESlyVYD6mD— Kobe | KoKo Wave (@_kokoparas) April 30, 2017 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Baron is UAAP MVP; Jaja reaps three awards

first_imgBulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar The graduating Kim Fajardo won her second straight Best Setter award—her third, overall—while also being named as the season’s Best Server.La Salle’s dynamic libero Dawn Macandili earned her second straight Best Receiver award while University of the East’s Kath Arado was the Best Digger.Ateneo’s low-key freshman Jules Samonte was this season’s Rookie of the Year.In the men’s volleyball landscape, Ateneo’s Marck Espejo earned his fourth straight MVP award after leading the defending champions to an immaculate 14-0 card in the eliminations.READ: Championships worth more than MVP awards for EspejoADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Espejo also took the Best Spiker and Best Scorer plums while teammate Chumason Njigha was named as the Rookie of the Year.Ish Polvorosa also made history for Ateneo when his partnership with Espejo earned him his fourth straight Best Setter award.NU stalwarts Ricky Marcos and Bryan Bagunas were named as the season’s Best Digger and Best Server,respectively.FEU’s John Paul Bugaoan and Rikko Marketo were awarded the Best Blocker and Best Receiver trophies, respectively. IDL Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Lady Spikers take 1-0 lead Majoy Baron. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net (FILE)(Updated, 9:45 a.m.) Mary Joy Baron has long made a reputation of being one of the best defensive players in the UAAP after winning the Best Blocker award in Season 78.On Wednesday, La Salle’s imposing middle presence just made a case of being purely the best.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Baron edged out everyone and won the Season 79 MVP award, beating the likes of National University’s Jaja Santiago, Far Eastern University’s Bernadeth Pons, and teammate Kim Kianna Dy.READ: DLSU’s Baron outplays NU in duel against SantiagoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnLa Salle finished the season with an 11-3 record and Baron was essential in keeping the Lady Spikers’ aerial defense on check.Santiago, who’s long been a contender for the MVP, was named as Season 79’s Best Scorer, Best Spiker, and Best Blocker. LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

SEA Games: Team PH to field bets in all events

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chef de mission Cynthia Carrion said 100 more key personnel, including the secretariat and medical staff, would join the projected 742-strong contingent during the Aug. 19-30 biennial Games in Kuala Lumpur.“We will finalize the size of our delegation on June 8,” said Carrion, also president of Gymnastics Association of the Philippines. “By that time, we can already pinpoint the athletes who could give us medals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundFilipino athletes are hell-bent on improving on their sixth-place finish in the 11-nation meet.POC president Peping Cojuangco also defended the proposed allocation for a big medical team, saying that they would service the needs of Filipino athletes round-the-clock throughout the billeting and competition areas across Kuala Lumpur. Carrion added that developmental athletes were also included in the roster, which the joint task force of the Philippine Sports Commission and the POC would work on prior to the final submission of names on June 8.Offering 46 gold medals, centerpiece athletics will have 30 Filipino athletes while a total of 20 swimmers will compete in aquatics, which has 60 events.The men’s and women’s teams in football have a total of 40 players while basketball, rugby, volleyball and indoor hockey have 12 players for each gender.Other sports with a big number of athletes are ice hockey (20), lawn bowls (20), cycling (18), gymnastics (18), sepak takraw (17), archery (16) and pencak silat (15).ADVERTISEMENT A sheathed pen, a muted voice for the NBA Finals MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Philippine women’s volleyball team at the SEA Games in Singapore. Photo by Raffy LermaThe Philippines is planning to send a full army of athletes from all 38 sports in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Based on the initial list of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), a total of 493 athletes and 149 coaches will comprise the national delegation, with medal-rich athletics, swimming and team sports such as basketball and volleyball, bringing the most number of participants.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’last_img read more

TNT barges into PBA Finals, knocks out Ginebra

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working The KaTropa upended Barangay Ginebra in four games and will meet San Miguel on Wednesday in their sixth franchise appearance in the Commissioner’s Cup.Ginebra had a 106-103 lead in the fourth quarter but that proved to be the Gin Kings’ final moment of relevance as Castro spearheaded the KaTropa’s 19-3 game-closing run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundFor most of the game, TNT head coach Nash Racela held on to a piece of paper with his hand-written notes talking of praise and faithfulness to the Lord.“I know we we’re going to this game facing a Ginebra crowd and every possible favor in terms of numbers were on their favor but it’s the Lord’s favor that matters,” said Racela. “I know the Lord was with us.” PBA IMAGESTNT survived a tough contest against Ginebra, 122-109, to complete the Finals cast in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome.Jayson Castro came through in the clutch to cap off his outstanding performance with 38 points, seven rebounds, and 11 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 25 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak LeBron goes bald, Green says Warriors made him do it Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet And with Ginebra looking to bring the series to a 2-2 deadlock, Racela said it was his team’s unrelenting composure that ended the series at 3-1.“It was our composure and focus that helped us today,” said Racela. “And I knew that as long as we did the right things during the game, good things will happen.”Before the game, TNT also faced uncertainty when Joshua Smith injured his foot in Game 3 of the series.Smith, however, suited up and put up 18 points and grabbed five rebounds.RR Garcia also had his moments for TnT and he filled up the stat sheets with 16 points, five rebounds, and five assists while Kelly Williams had 14 points and 12 boards.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Dacres maintains form, Wright seeks World Champs mark

first_imgFedrick Dacres continued his fine form at last Saturday’s Last Chance Throws meet inside the National Stadium. With only throwers in the audience, Dacres launched his discus 66.90m. He was one of four men to pass the 60m mark.Chad Wright, who is chasing the World Championship qualifying mark of 65m, took the lead with a first round effort of 60.04m. Dacres got going in round two, with 62.39, and did his best in the next round. For good measure, he got a 65.52m throw on the fourth round.Noting afterwards that his throws have come in open fields, Dacres said: “It shows I’m in good shape because I’m not really a stadium person, not this Stadium, but I can give you constant 65s – over 65 – now so it shows I’m in good shape and I guess I’m strong.”Traves Smikle moved past Wright into second place with a fourth-round toss of 63.27m. Wright’s best was 60.68m.Basil Bingham was fourth at 60.01m.HUNT THE MARKWright said he is heading to Europe. Though he was third at the JAAA National Senior Athletics Championships, he needs to match or surpass 65m before July 23 to join Dacres and Smikle on the Jamaican team to the upcoming World Championships. “I got into a couple meets there, so I’m going to hunt the mark,” he resolved.The determined Wright promised: “I have to find it, wherever it might be, I have to find it.”Meet director Michael Vassell explains what the new meet was staged to give athletes a chance to attain the World qualifying standard. “It’s really the fact that there are so many people who are close”, he explained, “and we need to provide as many opportunities as possible and, I mean, it’s really a sign that throwing itself is growing.”He had high praise for Dacres, who was in the 2015 World Championship final. “Dacres never had to throw this evening, but he came to support,” he continued, “and that is what I think is going to drive throws, that our local heroes will always be here.”- HLlast_img read more

Williams, Dacres on show in Stockholm

first_img Schedule for Jamaicans Sprint hurdler Danielle Williams is among three Jamaicans who will compete in today’s fifth stage of the Diamond League series in Stockholm. The other Jamaicans down to compete are Jura Levy (200m) and Fedrick Dacres (discus). The consistent Williams, the 2015 100m hurdles champion, will be hoping for more success today following her win in the event three days ago in Oslo in a non-Diamond League event. Now with points at stake, Williams who sits in fourth position with 11 points, will be seeking another win. Today’s line up includes American Brianna McNeil, who also has 11 points. Dacres who started brilliantly in Rome when scoring a big win in the men’s discus, was disappointing in his last outing in Oslo where he placed eighth. He will be hoping for improvement today. He now lies in fourth place on nine points. Lithuania’s Andrius Gudzius, who won in Oslo, leads with 15 points. – R.G. – 8:32 a.m.: Women’s 200m – Jura Levy – 9:35 a.m.: Men’s discus – Fredrick Dacres – 10:15 a.m.: Women’s 100mh – Danielle Williams.last_img read more