Thomas has smashing debut as Cavs down Trail Blazers 127-110

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scored 24 points, Kevin Love had 19 and Jae Crowder added 15 for the Cavs, who were coming off losses at Golden State, Sacramento and Utah.Damian Lillard scored 25 for the Blazers after missing five games with a hamstring injury. Jusuf Nurkic added 23 and CJ McCollum had 19 for Portland.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 folkThe Cavs were unable to separate from the Blazers until Thomas and Dwyane Wade teamed up in the fourth quarter.Thomas, who finished 6 of 12 from the field, knocked down a jumper and then fired a pass toward the baseline to a cutting Wade, who made a reverse layup. On Cleveland’s next possession, Thomas spotted up in the corner in front of Cleveland’s bench and buried a 3-pointer to give the Cavs a 100-91 lead. A few moments later, James was sent in for Thomas, who first got a hug from his teammate and another from coach Tyronn Lue as the crowd roared.Thomas hadn’t played since May 19 because of a torn labrum in his hip that ended his 2017 postseason with Boston and threatened to derail his career. But the 5-foot-9 playmaker, who inspired the Celtics and an entire city last year, patiently stuck with his rehab.With 4:33 left in the first quarter, Thomas, wearing his familiar headband and No. 3, checked in to a loud ovation as Cleveland fans finally got to see a player they believe can help the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions win another title.Thomas picked up a quick assist with a pass to Crowder, who came with him from Boston in the summer trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics and shook the NBA. Thomas drained his next shot, a pull-up jumper from 14 feet, and then made one of his signature moves.Driving the lane past Portland’s Shabazz Napier, Thomas dropped in a left-handed scoop shot while being fouled and crashing to the floor beyond the baseline. He got up and shook off the contact, clearing another important hurdle in his journey back.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lue plans to keep close tabs on Thomas’ minutes over the next few weeks while he builds up stamina and confidence. Initially, Thomas won’t play in any back-to-back games, which means he’ll sit out Wednesday’s homecoming in Boston.Thomas forever endeared himself to Celtics fans last year when he carried Boston in the postseason following his sister’s death in a car crash.TIP-INSBlazers: Were outscored 36-23 in the fourth. … Portland went 3-2 without Lillard, who was injured on Dec. 20 against San Antonio. … Nurkic, a 7-footer, went down hard when he appeared to be hit by James on a drive in the second quarter. However, replays showed that James barely grazed the big man. … Evan Turner had 15 points and eight rebounds.Cavaliers: Thomas has expressed deep disappointment that the Celtics dealt him. But he has no issues with Boston fans and expects a warm greeting for his return. “I know it will be all love,” he said. “I keep saying that I gave that city everything I had and they showed me genuine love back and I think that love is going to last forever. So, there are no hard feelings. This ain’t no revenge game.” … Love played despite staying home ill from the morning shootaround. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers guards Evan Turner #1 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on January 2, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. AFPCLEVELAND, United States — Isaiah Thomas showed flashes of what made him an All-Star in his long-awaited Cleveland debut as the Cavaliers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-110 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.Thomas scored 17 points and played 19 minutes in his first game in seven months, an impressive return to action for the dynamic point guard. Thomas added three 3-pointers and three assists before leaving with 8:10 left and the Cavs up by 12.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

UAAP Juniors MVP Cansino soars in 6th week of NBTC 24

first_imgLATEST STORIES Willing the Tiger Cubs in two do-or-die games in the crossover semifinals, Cansino once again reminded everyone that he is one of this year’s best high school standouts, barging his way into a spot in the top five.Ateneo teammates SJ Belangel and Kai Sotto remain in the pole positions, followed by NCAA Finals MVP Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills and NCAA MVP Will Gozum of Mapua.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 folkSouthern bets also made moves thanks to their stellar showing in NBTC Cebu, with Biern Laurente (17th) and Joshua Yerro (23rd) of UV jumping up the ranks.Here is the list for the sixth week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis: Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Gilas arrives in Melbourne, gears up for Australia match Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (1)Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (2)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (3)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (4)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (6)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (5)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (7)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (11)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (14)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (15)Joem Sabandal, guard, Adamson (16)Beirn Laurente, guard, UV (20)Alex Visser, center, SHS-Ateneo de Cebu (17)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (18)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (21)Joshua Yerro, forward, UV (N/A)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (23)Miguel Oczon, forward, NU (N/A)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition.The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCJ Cansino has put his nightmare of a second round behind him, carrying University of Santo Tomas when it mattered the most.Thus, the newly minted UAAP Season 80 Juniors Most Valuable Player is the week’s biggest mover in a largely intact Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center 24 power rankings.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View commentslast_img read more

No Fajardo needed as San Miguel’s second unit gets job done

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew June Mar Fajardo has always been the first to share the credit to his teammates, admitting San Miguel won’t be as successful without its supporting crew.That rang true in the Beermen’s 117-87 Game 3 victory on Sunday, as the bench helped spark the demolition that put the pesky Hotshots away all while the four-time PBA MVP rested  to start the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES The trio of Brian Heruela, Gabby Espinas, and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser partnered with starters Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter in the Beermen’s 17-3 pullaway that gave them a commanding 92-71 advantage late in the game.“The second group really stepped up and that allowed us in the first group to rest,” said head coach Leo Austria, who has often been criticized for putting his starters through heavy minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe multi-tilted coach has always been challenged the guys off the bench to match the energy of the team’s potent starting five, and this time, the second unit delivered.“More or less, they already know their roles. We keep on telling the second unit to step up because it’s already given what our first group will bring. So they really have to match that of they want to play,” the mentor said. Heruela fired 11 points and two rebounds, Espinas poured nine markers, two boards, and two dimes, and Ganuelas-Rosser did his part on the defensive end as San Miguel garnered 33 points from its bench.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFajardo’s services were also no longer needed in the payoff period, finishing the game with 21 points and 17 rebounds and he saw that as a good sign.“I hope that’s always be the case,” he said. “We’re consistent with our energy and we’re playing good defense. Magnolia was playing us with physical defense, but we’re composed and we were able to sustain our play.”With San Miguel once again proving why it is the barometer in the all-Filipino conference, Fajardo is hoping to see the team sustain this form as they move closer to their goal.“I hope we’ll be focused again and not be complacent in our next game because I’m sure, our opponents will really give their best to get the win,” he said. “We want to win a championship, so we have to play the way we did tonight.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Alab Pilipinas turns back Saigon, nears ABL semis In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

Moving parts: Cavaliers to use 10-man rotation in 1st round

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “He’s getting better,” Lue said of Korver, who also missed time recently following his brother’s death. “I’m not sure if he’s 100 percent yet, but he’s getting better and that’s all you can ask for.”If Korver isn’t ready, Rodney Hood, one of four players acquired at the trade deadline, will likely start. He’s been slowed by a sore left Achilles, but Lue said Hood’s “ready to go.”As for Cleveland’s reserves, Jordan Clarkson, J.R. Smith and Jose Calderon are in the rotational mix, with forwards Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. being used depending on whom Indiana has on the floor.One of the holdovers from Cleveland’s past three Finals teams, Thompson played extended minutes in the second half of Wednesday’s loss to New York while Nance rested, a sign that Lue might be leaning toward him playing more.Thompson was excused from Thursday’s practice because of the birth of his daughter.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lue trusts all his players. He’s had no choice following a turbulent regular season in which he didn’t always know who would be available until moments before tipoff. But Lue has depth and intends to use it.Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley’s philosophy in the playoffs was: “You rotate eight players. You play seven. You use six and you trust five.”Not Lue. Not this year.“You usually go nine,” he said. “I think we’ve been nine in the past, but I think it’s going to be important to go 10 for us because I like Clarkson being on the floor with a point guard, so that makes us play 10.”Hill, who has plenty of playoff experience with San Antonio, Indiana and Utah, said Cleveland’s versatility may give the Cavs an advantage.“I’ve been on a team that played a 10-man rotation in the playoffs, but I haven’t been on a team this deep, so I think we’ll have a lot of great guys that we can throw out there on the court with big lineups, small lineups,” he said. “I think we can play any type of style.”For Hill, the matchup against the Pacers represents a homecoming, as he played for IUPUI and spent five years with the Pacers. It’s also a chance to win a championship with James, a former playoff nemesis.Hill played on those Pacers teams that were eliminated in three straight postseasons by James and the Miami Heat.That can’t happen this time.“The good thing is we got the best player in the world playing for us,” Hill said. “So I’m very excited about that. I don’t got to get put out by him this year, which I did a lot in my career. So, I’m happy to be on the other side.” MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) talks with head coach Tyronn Lue during a break in play against the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York. The Cavaliers won 123-109. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — With the playoffs just days away, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue typically would have his lineup rotations set by now.Nothing has been typical about this season for the Cavs.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lue said Thursday that he plans to use a 10-player rotation for Cleveland’s opening-round series against the Indiana Pacers, but that things could change depending on injuries, matchups and performances.“I will play 10,” Lue said after the Cavaliers watched film on the Pacers, who went 3-1 against Cleveland this season. “We’ll just see how it looks and if one guy is not great this round, then it might be nine.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLue and his staff have been juggling lineups and using different combinations on the floor for months, forced to adjust and re-adjust, first because of injuries and then by a slew of trades that transformed the team.Lue refused to name his full starting lineup for Sunday’s Game 1. He revealed previously that four of them will be LeBron James, Kevin Love, Jeff Green and George Hill. The other spot could go to veteran shooter Kyle Korver, who has been slowed by a foot injury and whose status remains uncertain. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Frustrated Golovkin struggling to book Canelo replacement View commentslast_img read more

Challenge accepted

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lucas Matthysse (left) says Manny Pacquiao inspires him to work hard. He promises to deliver a win for Argentina.Argentine welterweight champion Lucas Martin Matthysse will formally accept eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao’s challenge in Manila on April 18.The World Boxing Association titlist will attend the press conference of the “Fight of Champions” at the Grand Ballroom of City Of Dreams Manila, marking Pacquiao’s debut as a promoter through his MP Promotions.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill list’ PLAY LIST 01:36Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill list’00:51Duterte to invite Robredo for a meeting in Malacañang00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use02:14Carpio 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 Another press conference is scheduled in Kuala Lumpur on April 20, where the fight will be staged at Axiata Arena on July 15.“It’s all systems go for the Pacquiao versus Matthysse fight,” said Pacquiao, who is hoping to approximate the success of the Muhammad Ali-Joe Bugner fight which was also held in the Malaysian capital on July 1, 1975.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We have assembled the biggest fight card Malaysia has been waiting for in the last 43 years since Ali-Bugner,” said Pacquiao, noting that three other world title bouts will be in the undercard.The 36-year-old Matthysse is regarded as a knockout artist, having stopped 36 of his 39 victims against only four losses. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Malditas’ WC stint bleak Like Pacquiao, Matthysse has started light training with Joel Diaz, also the trainer of former world champion Timothy Bradley Jr., whom Pacquiao battled thrice—losing once in anomalous fashion.“This is the fight I have always wanted. The opportunity to fight a future Hall of Famer such as Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. He inspires me to work harder than ever to earn a victory for my fans,” Matthysse said in a statement. “I know that it will not be easy.”Matthysse will be accompanied by Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya, the former poster boy of boxing.“This early, we would like to thank the people who have made this event happen and I thank fans for their support,” said Pacquiao, who will be joined by his new trainers Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

PH teams fall after brave stand

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Valdez, beefed-up Creamline test mettle of Petro Gazz Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Earlier in the round of 12, the Philippines’ other bet, Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario of PNP, dropped a heartbreaking 36-34, 23-25, 15-17 loss to Thailand’s Thatsarida Singchuea and Pawarun Chanthawichai.Catubag and Quilario came so close to advancing, moving to match point in the second frame and twice in the deciding set, but the pair from Tagum just could not close out the young Thais, who are the reigning Asian U19 beach volleyball champions.“More teamwork and more practice,” said Quilario. “We want to play more of these tournaments to gain more exposure and experience.”ADVERTISEMENT It was a brave stand for a pair of Philippine teams in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.ADVERTISEMENT Cherry Rondina and Dzi Gervacio came through with a gutsy run to the quarterfinals but were stopped in their tracks by Japan’s Shinako Tanaka and Sakurako Fujii, 21-13, 17-21, 15-11, in a tense duel that showed the potential of the Filipino pair.Rondina and Gervacio, both first-timers in the FIVB World Tour, refused to surrender against the former top pair of Japan, which milked every drop of talent and experience to subdue the Filipinos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We played against a top seed team and we were able to stretch them to three sets,” said Gervacio.“We’re happy and proud that in whatever way we were able to match up with them it’s just that we fell short in the end,” added Rondina in Filipino. MOST READlast_img read more

Bucks’ Maker, Dellavedova join Australia in Fiba qualifiers vs Philippines

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. (L-R) Australia’s shooting guard Chris Goulding, Australia’s forward Aron Baynes, Australia’s small forward Joe Ingles, Australia’s guard Matthew Dellavedova and Australia’s centre David Andersen talk during a Men’s Bronze medal basketball match between Australia and Spain at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONAustralia just got a major boost for the Fiba World Cup qualifiers. As per a statement from the Australian national team, Milwaukee’s Thon Maker and Matthew Dellavedova are set to join the undefeated Boomers in the third window of the group stages where they will face Japan and the Philippines. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The Boomers are 4-0 in Group B and are already qualified for the second round but that didn’t stop them from adding the two NBA talents to help bind the team further. “Maintaining the connection throughout the entire group is challenging, so the inclusion of Delly and Thon is a wonderful way for us to continue to grow as an entire team,” said Boomers head coach Andrej Lemanis. “For the guys who have carried the load through the first two windows, it will be a great experience for them to play with both Delly and Thon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Delly has been a part of the Boomers program for a long time now and understands the culture and it will be a good opportunity for Thon to add his influence.”Australia is set to face on Japan on June 29 in China and the Philippines on July 2 at Philippine Arena. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 awardcenter_img LATEST STORIES Zidane quits as Real Madrid coach after Champs League treble View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Commitment, schedule issues reasons why de Jesus resigned as nat’l team coach

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Delos Santos and members of his coaching staff Kungfu Reyes and Bryan Esquibel went to work right away as they held a tryout on Tuesday at Arellano University Gym in Legarda.Cayco said he respects De Jesus’ decision and added the LVPI has to move forward with the national team pressed for time.“Actually before they left for Hong Kong, I think two weeks ago, we met in a party hosted by FilOil for the La Salle team. I told him, ‘Coach usap tayo (Let’s talk),” then he smiled,’” said Cayco. “Then, Benson Bocboc (De Jesus’ assistant coach) was the one who informed us that they’re going to pass. I mean, I respect his decision. It’s hard if we’re going to force them.”“They might not have time for the national team because of his schedule and in fairness to coach Ramil he informed us about his decision I think through Mr. (Popoy) Juico. To me personally, no but it was relayed to me,” he said. “We have to move on because we’re short of time so we met and we decided that it’s going to be coach Shaq so here we are now.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Djokovic falters, Cecchinato soars in French Open stunner Ramil de Jesus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCommitment and scheduling issues forced Ramil de Jesus to step down as head coach of the Philippine women’s national volleyball team, as per Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) vice president Peter Cayco.Shaq delos Santos was tapped to replace De Jesus, who resigned just less than two months since assuming the post.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “Apparently, coach Ramil has his own reasons, one of them I think is his commitment, schedule because he is now coaching three teams,” said Cayco on Tuesday in Filipino.“I respect his decision and we have to move on and I’m very thankful to Shaq at a short notice,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDe Jesus is currently the coach of the La Salle Lady Spikers, a team he just steered to the UAAP title for the 11th time just last month, La Salle Baby Spikers, which is the school’s training pool, and the F2 Logistics in the Philippine Superliga.Delos Santos now faces the tall order of assembling the best team and incorporating the right system with only two months left before the Asian Games, which is set on Aug. 18 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Professional wrestler ‘Vader’ passes away at 63

first_imgWrestleMania: Lesnar keeps Universal strap, Rousey wins in WWE debutWomen, children attend wrestling event in Saudi ArabiaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Image: World Wrestling EntertainmentProfessional wrestler Leon White, more popularly known as “Vader,” passed away on the evening of June 18.White’s death appears to have been caused by a severe case of pneumonia. A tweet posted on June 20 by the wrestler’s son on White’s Twitter account said he was diagnosed around a month ago. Despite making progress to recover since then, White’s heart eventually gave out at around 7:25 p.m. on June 18.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES Fans at World Cup criticized for videos disrespecting women Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Image: Twitter/@itsvadertimeWorld Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) paid tribute to the fallen legend with a statement that summarized his career in the world of sports-entertainment.Leon “Vader” White entered the world of professional wrestling in the mid-1980s after retiring from the National Football League (NFL) due to injury. He started out in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association where he steadily earned prominence. He would later join New Japan Pro Wrestling and be reborn as the masked Big Van Vader. He became one of the biggest stars during his time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownVader then moved to World Championship Wrestling where he became a three-time WCW World Champion. Fans would be reminded of his rivalry with fellow pro wrestlers Sting and Ron Simmons.Vader would later join WWE in 1996 to square off with pro wrestling superstars such as The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew WWE commentator and former pro wrestler Mick Foley dedicated a long Facebook post today to his departed friend. In it Foley reiterated the foreword he wrote for Vader’s upcoming book.“It was almost impossible not to feel a sense of sympathy for an opponent of Leon White during his career as Vader. To me, he was the most believable, most talented “monster” wrestler of his generation. No one was better at being the immovable object, that inpenetrable wall than Leon White,” wrote Foley.In 2016, Foley also campaigned for Vader to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by 2017. In the same year, Foley also learned that Vader had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Doctors gave Vader less than two years left to live. Looking back at this and Vader’s long career in pro wrestling, Foley wondered why his friend has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.Image: Facebook/Mick FoleyRELATED STORIES:Engaged wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break upADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Cavs to make qualifying offer to Rodney Hood

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 While waiting to see if they’re in LeBron James’ plans, the Cavaliers intend to extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to Rodney Hood, making him a restricted free agent and protecting the club if he receives any offers.The team will make the offer to Hood before Friday’s deadline, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the club is not publicly discussing its plans ahead of free agency starting Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCleveland.com first reported the Cavaliers’ intentions with Hood.Also, the Cavs intend to pick up center Kendrick Perkins’ $2.5 million non-guaranteed contract for next season, the person said. The move with Perkins, who signed at the end of the regular season but did not appear in any playoff games, is so the team can potentially use his salary slot in a trade. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perkins has had two stints with Cleveland.Meanwhile, James has until 11:59 p.m. Friday to pick up his $35.6 million contract option for next season or he will become a free agent. The 33-year-old is expected to decline the option, but it’s also possible he could exercise it and be traded if Cleveland works out a deal in order to acquire assets for the three-time champion.The Cavs have not yet heard from James.At this point, days away from free agency officially beginning, anything seems possible.The 25-year-old Hood had an interesting few months with Cleveland, which acquired him from Utah in that flurry of trades executed at the Feb. 8 deadline by general manager Koby Altman. Hood struggled to blend into Cleveland’s rotation, but he’s young and inexpensive and the team believes the 6-foot-8 forward can help it stay competitive — with or without James.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees FILE – In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood (1) drives past Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have some clarity with one of their free agent forwards.No, not that one.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial South Korea ends World Cup with mixed feelings LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Hood started Cleveland’s first playoff game before losing coach Tyronn Lue’s trust and falling out of the rotation. He re-emerged in the NBA Finals and scored 15 points in the Game 3 loss to Golden State.He averaged 10.8 points in 21 regular-season games with the Cavs. View commentslast_img read more