Perkins tows Cignal HD to Game 1 blowout in D-League Finals

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Perkins was smoking hot from the get-go, unfurling eight of his 16 points in the first quarter to go with 11 rebounds.“Jason knows that he’s a very important part of this team. It shows that he’s always been stepping up for us,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “The challenge of stepping up is there, and I commend all my players, especially Jason.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Byron Villarias also shot 6-of-8 from the field to top his crew with 17 markers, on top of seven boards,  while Mark Bringas registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.Everything went Cignal’s way that even when the Scorpions cut the deficit to 12, 37-25, late in the second quarter, it was able to stifle the rally and cruise to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship duel. The blowout put the Hawkeyes a win away from completing a back-to-back title romp after winning the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup last conference, a feat which only NLEX and Phoenix have been able to accomplish.Game 2 is on Thursday at 5 p.m., still at Ynares Sports Arena.But Fernandez is keeping his players’ feet on the ground as he expects a tough fightback in the possible clincher.“Again, it’s not yet over until it’s over. We know CEU is capable of coming back and I’m sure that they’ll find a way. So the challenge for us is to be ready for them on Thursday,” he said.Congolese big man Rod Ebondo paced CEU with 27 points, 17 rebounds, and two blocks, but failed to get much support from his locals.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 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 Rich Guinitaran also had 10 markers in the losing effort.The Scores:CIGNAL HD 78 – Villarias 17, Perkins 16, Bringas 13, Sumalinog 11, Batino 8, Uyloan 6, Sara 4, Raymundo 3, Apinan 0, Arboleda 0, Arong 0, Belencion 0, Cahilig 0.CEU 56 – Ebondo 27, Guinitaran 10, Aquino 6, Manlangit 4, Jeruta 3, Arim 2, Saber 2, Uri 2, Casiño 0, Cruz 0, Fuentes 0, Intic 0, Wamar 0.Quarters: 24-11, 39-25, 59-43, 78-56.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJason Perkins took matters tino his own hands as he led Cignal HD to a dominant 78-56 Game 1 victory over Centro Escolar University in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The former La Salle forward set the tone for the Hawkeyes as they came hot off the gates and established a commanding 24-6 lead.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PH snags 2 silvers, 2 bronzes in karatedolast_img read more

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Raymar Jose credits teammates for MVP honor

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson His numbers, though, back up his victory as he averaged 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds for the conference to help Cignal advance to the Finals.Though he was unable to help the Hawkeyes complete the championship run owing to his Gilas Pilipinas responsibilities, Jose said that the glory still would not be possible if not for his teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m happy for this because I won’t be able to get this if not for the coaching staff and my teammates, so I’m really grateful for them,” the 24-year-old bruiser said.The MVP recognition is also proof that hardworking players like Jose, who are willing to do the dirty work, could also get their fair share of the limelight even if they’re not topping their teams in scoring. “These awards are big for players like me that bank on our hardwork. Right now, almost everyone wants to score. They forget the little things like playing defense and rebounding,” he said.Jose became only the third FEU alumnus to win the plum, after Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia, but the 6-foot-4 said awards like these are just a bonus. The biggest prize remains winning the championship.“We’re raised in FEU with the mindset that awards are just bonuses. We just want to do our best to help our team win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESEven Raymar Jose was surprised that he got the Conference MVP award for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting this. I just gave my best every game, especially on my rebounding because that’s my strength. So I get all my confidence from there,” Jose, who is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Southeast Asian Games, told reporters in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

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TNT still had good showing despite semis exit, says Castro

first_imgMOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We were 4-3 and in danger of falling out of the playoffs, but we had four straight wins and that got us our momentum,” he said.And Castro believes that TNT did pick up valuable lessons after its run this season, noting that if there’s one obvious thing the year did to the franchise, it’s laying the foundation for the team’s future.“I still see this as a good conference because my teammates grew, especially Troy (Rosario), Mo (Tautuaa), and Roger (Pogoy),” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to make it through come the all-Filipino.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Aguilar asks Seigle for his jersey after Ginebra win over TNT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jayson Castro. PBA IMAGESJayson Castro was still satisfied with TNT’s campaign this conference despite failing to win the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup title.“We still had a good showing despite everything that happened to us,” he said in Filipino on the heels of the KaTropa’s 105-115 ouster at the hands of Ginebra in Game 4 of their semifinals series on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Castro gave it his all and poured in a near triple-double performance of 26 markers, nine assists, and seven boards in the game, but the absence of import Glen Rice Jr. was just too much to handle for TNT.“He was such a big part of our team. Imagine that in our last game, he was virtually the one to carry us, and then in this game, he’s already gone in the first quarter,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We tried to be there, but of course, came the fourth quarter, we were all gassed out especially on defense. But we still fought and we didn’t quit even though we no longer had an import.”Still, Castro thinks the KaTropa’s spirited run this conference was an overachievement of sorts after dropping to seventh place in the team standings at one point.last_img read more

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Irving, short-handed Celtics earn win over Mavericks

first_imgBoston has won four straight and six of their last seven. The Celtics are 8-0 against the West.The Celtics played without Jaylen Brown and Morris. Brown sat with an inflamed right eye, while Morris was out due to left knee soreness.It forced Stevens to rely heavily on his reserves. They came through in the fourth, leading a 10-0 run to put Boston back in front 80-73.Dallas fought back to tie it up at 85. But the Celtics ran off eight straight points to push their lead to 93-85 with 2 minutes to play.“Just covering for one another. We’re a team. We’re pros for a reason,” said Terry Rozier, who led all Celtics reserves with 12 points. “You put all that hard work in and you have to be ready.”ADVERTISEMENT Mavericks: At Milwaukee on Friday.Celtics: Begin three-game trip Friday at San Antonio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celtics: Stevens said both Brown and Morris are expected to be with team when it departs for three-game trip on Thursday.QUOTABLE“Our first half was really good. Their second half was better, and that’s the game.” — Dallas coach Rick Carlisle.WILD THIRDThe Mavericks took a 59-47 lead earlier in the third quarter. But the Celtics erased the deficit with a 15-2 run. It was part of a fast-moving quarter that saw the lead change hands eight times.Barnes had 12 points in period for Dallas. Horford paced Boston with 10 points.NOEL SURGERYCarlisle announced before the game that forward Nerlens Noel will have surgery later this week in Cleveland for a torn ligament in his left thumb.“He’ll be out for several weeks,” Carlisle said. “I don’t know for how long.”Noel has appeared in 18 games this season, but hasn’t played since Nov. 22.DIRK’S LONGEVITYNowitzki hasn’t said whether this will be his final NBA season at age 39. He’s already tied Kobe Bryant for the most seasons spent with one franchise at 20. Another season would give him the outright record, but Carlisle said he believes it is still an open question.“I believe it’s going to depend on how he’s feeling. I don’t know any NBA player that wouldn’t want to continue playing into oblivion,” Carlisle said.UP NEXT That ability to bounce back was on display again to help them remain perfect against the Western Conference.Kyrie Irving had 23 points and five assists, and Jayson Tatum added 17 points and 10 rebounds and the short-handed Celtics slipped past the Dallas Mavericks 97-90 on Wednesday nightFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseBoston’s Al Horford finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.“In the NBA you can have afternoons like today, where all of a sudden, you’re down to 11 guys, and the next man up has got to be ready,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harrison Barnes led the Mavericks with 19 points and seven rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki added 16 points and six rebounds.Boston’s bench outscored their Dallas counterparts 36-23 for the game.“They have a good team, they keep coming,” Nowitzki said. “I wasn’t really good tonight. I didn’t close the game the way I wanted to.”Dallas had just three turnovers in the opening 24 minutes and led 57-47 at the half.The Celtics fought through periods of sloppiness offensively, committing seven turnovers in the first two quarters. They were also outscored 20-12 in the paint.Though it’s early, Horford said it feels good to be 22-4 after all they’ve been through.“I’m very happy,” he said. “Going into the season you never have any expectations. This is good. We want to keep building on it.”Stevens is also cautiously optimistic.“I feel good about where we’re headed,” he said. “We’ve got a long way to go.”TIP-INSMavericks: Were outrebounded 53-45. … Were outscored 34-32 in the paint. Aldridge helps balanced Spurs top Heat View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr., right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Irving scored 23 points as the Celtics defeated the Mavericks 97-90. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are no strangers to adjusting on the fly this season.They recovered from Gordon Hayward’s injury on opening night and the early absence of Marcus Morris to reel of 16 straight victories following an 0-2 start.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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Harkless snaps Trail Blazers’ skid, top Lakers

first_imgPortland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APLOS ANGELES — Maurice Harkless completed a go-ahead three-point play with 21.4 seconds remaining and the Portland Trail Blazers ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 95-92 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Harkless, who scored the final four points for the Blazers and finished with 22, made a jump shot through contact after Lonzo Ball hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 91 with 1:45 remaining. Shabazz Napier added 21 points and CJ McCollum had 17 for Portland, which played without injured star Damian Lillard.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending 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 Butler leads balanced Timberwolves past Suns Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 for the Lakers, who were missing ailing forward Brandon Ingram. Ball had 10 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, and Josh Hart added 11 points and 10 rebounds.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3 with seven seconds remaining for Los Angeles.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 folkHarkless and Zach Collins combined for the Blazers’ first 11 points to open the fourth quarter, with Collins’ turnaround leaner putting Portland ahead 74-73 with 10:17 left.Portland used a 10-2 run over the final 1:38 of the third quarter to tie the game. Napier hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left to make it 70-all and missed a shot at the buzzer after stealing the ball from Julius Randle. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Both offenses perked up in the second quarter, with the Blazers shooting 52.2 percent (12 for 23) and the Lakers not far behind at 47.6 percent (10 of 21). The Lakers held a 49-44 lead at halftime despite McCollum and Napier combining for 17 points in the second after making all seven shots from the field.Randle had just checked into the game when he inadvertently backhanded Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a layup. Nurkic was down on the court for several minutes holding his face.Nurkic had four points, two rebounds and one assist before exiting, but did not score again despite returning late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters

first_imgView comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored twice in the space of three minutes to help Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday as the holders advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.Messi, who also created Barcelona’s third goal for Jordi Alba, set his team on its way to a 6-1 aggregate victory with his 21st and 22nd goals in all competitions this season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Messi quickly quashed any chance of Celta springing an upset.Barcelona’s all-time scoring leader swept Alba’s cross past Sergio Alvarez despite the goalkeeper getting a hand to the ball, and he followed up by firing home after another exchange of passes with Alba.Messi then turned provider, lobbing a perfect pass behind Celta’s back line to meet the run by Alba, who chipped Alvarez to score.“The connection between Messi and Alba is nothing new, it has been working for years,” Valverde said. “They look for each other and are happy to do so, because it is not just Alba assisting Messi. Messi also creates goals for Alba.”Suarez netted in the 31st after pouncing on a poor pass by Pione Sisto, before Rakitic nodded home at the end.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Alba had provided the assists for Messi’s strikes in the 13th and 15th minutes, and the Barcelona star returned the favor by setting up the left back to score in the 28th.Luis Suarez made it 4-0 before halftime, while Messi was replaced by Ousmane Dembele before the hour mark. Ivan Rakitic headed in a corner kick by Dembele in the final minutes to complete the rout.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 folkNew signing Philippe Coutinho watched from the Camp Nou stands following his club-record transfer from Liverpool earlier this week. The Brazil midfielder will make his debut after he recovers from a right leg muscle injury.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde took no chances after the 1-1 draw in the first leg, starting Messi in his first appearance in the competition this season after resting the Argentina forward for the first three cup games. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Barcelona extended its unbeaten run this season to 28 straight matches, dating back to its losses to Real Madrid in both legs of the Spanish Super Cup in August.Celta had drawn 2-2 at Barcelona in La Liga last month and had gone into Thursday’s match after holding Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the league last weekend.SEVILLA ADVANCESSevilla beat Cadiz 2-1 with goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Joaquin Correa to advance 4-1 on aggregate.Making the last eight will take some of the pressure off new coach Vincenzo Montella following Sevilla’s painful 5-3 home loss to crosstown rival Real Betis in his Spanish league debut on Saturday.Ben Yedder scored from a rebound after a shot by Correa to give Sevilla the lead in the 32nd. Correa then headed in from a corner taken by Pablo Sarabia in the 54th.Alvaro Garcia got second-division Cadiz’s consolation goal in the 86th, leading to jeers from Sevilla’s home fans for the team’s shaky finish to the match.“It was a complicated match. We are all suffering from the derby loss,” Correa said. “We are sad, but we will get through this together.”ESPANYOL COMEBACKGoals by forwards Leo Baptistao and Gerard Moreno helped Espanyol to a 2-0 victory at Levante, sending the Barcelona-based team through 3-2 on aggregate.Moreno set up Baptistao in the 14th minute, before scoring his goal in the 34th. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Curry, James lead fan voting for NBA All-Star game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Mayweather ready to start MMA training soon

first_imgAustria, San Miguel remain cautious as 3-1 deficit ‘still manageable’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’m going to start soon,” Mayweather said. “We’ve been texting back and forth. We talked a couple times, but we’re going to start working out real soon.”Mayweather, 41, came out of retirement last year for a one-off boxing bout against MMA star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.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 folkAlthough Mayweather has previously ruled out any chance of him taking part in an MMA fight, speculation that he could yet be persuaded has continued.Mayweather told TMZ he believed he would need between six to eight months to get ready for any potential MMA bout. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ “I’ll probably need a little bit longer (than three months),” Mayweather said. “A little bit longer. Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we just want to make sure everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.“I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale from one to 10, I would say it’s probably a seven. We can take it up to a nine, if possible. Of course my hand game, on a scale of one to 10, it’s 100. The kicking game, on a scale from one to 10, it’s probably a four.“We have to tweak a few things to take things to the next level.”Mayweather has claimed he made $300 million from his cross-combat superfight against McGregor last year, one of the richest fights in history.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Floyd Mayweather Jr. APLOS ANGELES – Former welterweight boxing king Floyd Mayweather has teased the possibility he may come out of retirement for a mixed martial arts bout, revealing that he plans to start training for the octagon later this year.In remarks to TMZ.com, Mayweather said he planned to accept an offer from former UFC champion Tyron Woodley to train with him.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View commentslast_img read more

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Rhea Dimaculangan begs off from PH volleyball national team

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES “Of course we’re not totally leaving her out of the national team because any time we will need a lot of players,” said Delos Santos. “That is the reason why we wanted to have a deep pool so we can easily put in players in a moment’s notice.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine women’s national volleyball team just hit a bump as it prepares for the upcoming Asian Games after setter Rhea Dimaculangan decided to leave the team.National team head coach Shaq Delos Santos said Dimaculangan, who is an injury reserve for the Asian Games team, told him that she would like to beg off from the group to have a sabbatical from all things volleyball.ADVERTISEMENT Frankie Lim satisfied with Altas’ tough stand vs Red Lions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img “She wanted to have a vacation, just a period of time wherein she can take her mind off of things,” said Delos Santos in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre after their 25-13, 25-17, 25-11 win over Cocolife in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference.Dimaculangan apparently already wanted to be left off the national team roster even before the Invitational Conference began where the group is playing as a guest team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Maika Ortiz, who is part of the national team pool, will replace Dimaculangan in the reserved list for the group that will go to Jakarta in August.Delos Santos, though, said they’re not closing their doors on Dimaculangan if she ever wants to return to the national team. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

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Grizzlies will retire Marc Gasol’s No. 33

first_imgThe Raptors, 40-16, are 1.5 games behind Milwaukee for the top record in the Eastern Conference while the Grizzlies, 22-34, have the second-worst record in the Western Conference, eight games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the last playoff spot.Gasol, a three-time NBA All-Star and 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, helped Spain to two Eurobasket titles and two Olympic silver medals in 2008 and 2012.Gasol has career averages of 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 blocked shots a game for the Grizzlies.Gasol’s older brother Pau is a two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers who played for the Grizzlies from 2001-2008.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nevertheless, Pera made it clear how much Gasol has meant to the club.“Marc has been a dedicated teammate, star player and pillar of this team for the past 11 seasons,” Pera said in a statement. “He plays with a heart and a passion for the game that helped carry this franchise to seven straight playoff appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“But what Marc has done for this organization is about more than just basketball. He was a part of a core group of players that helped shape the identity of this franchise on and off the court and were embraced by the city of Memphis.”Pera thanked Gasol for “his blood, sweat and dedication to the Grizzlies and Memphis. The impact he has had on this team and the city will live on, and we look forward to one day welcoming him back home to Memphis where his No. 33 jersey will hang in the rafters”. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies plays the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPMarc Gasol’s No. 33 jersey will be retired by the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, team owner Robert Pera said Friday, a day after trading the Spanish center to the Toronto Raptors.The 34-year-old Spanish 7-footer (2.16m) has played for the Grizzlies since making his 2008 NBA debut but was moved to the contending Raptors at Thursday’s league trade deadline.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, outplay Luka Doncic, Mavs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Hotshots lock down Aces, earn much-needed win

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Magnolia will try to ride on the dominant showing when it goes up against Columbian while Alaska is set to take on struggling NLEX in the nightcap of Wednesday’s action at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 LATEST STORIES Ian Sanggalang and Paul Lee provided Magnolia’s one-two punch while Mark Barroca, Aldrech Ramos, Jio Jalalon and chimed in on the defensive effort.  “Ynares has been very good to us,”  coach Chito Victolero jokingly said in Filipino. “Maybe this place is our lucky charm.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“After the loss to Phoenix, I told the boys to adopt a playoff mentality. We didn’t have a sense of urgency,” he said as Magnolia improved to 2-4.  “Now it’s started.”Sanggalang led Magnolia’s scorers with 24 points. Lee had 20 as Barroca added 19 more.  Resurgent Rene Catalan makes it 6 in a row, stops former champ Yoshitaka Naito Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Magnolia delivered a sterling performance on both ends of the court to take down Alaska, 103-86, and return to the PBA Philippine Cup’s win column Saturday at Ynares Center here.The Hotshots imposed their will on the defensive end, keeping the Aces under 20 points in the middle quarters. ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments The Hotshots accounted for 15 steals and seven blocks in a performance that saw them lead by as many as 21 points. Victolero, who is bracing for a tough stretch, pointed out that the optimism within the team has’t fizzled out. He noted that it was only the game against San Miguel Beer where they were soundly defeated.“I have trust in my players that in situations like this, they start to step up and lock in,” he said.  “It’s not going to be easy, but hopefully, we’ll pull through.”Alaska skipper Chris Banchero buoyed his team with 26 points, while Jeron Teng and Chris Exciminiano pumped in 17 and 13 markers, respectively. But those were the only double-digit production the Aces drew from their handicapped squad.Alaska dropped to 3-3 in the all-Filipino tourney.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READlast_img read more

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