CJ Williams hits 3 to lift Clippers over Hawks

first_imgThirdy grateful for shot to play for PH with bro Kiefer “I’ve made that shot before. It was just a rhythm dribble to my left,” Williams said. “Once we got the offensive rebound, I felt the momentum and I felt the excitement of the moment, so I wanted to take the 3. I took that dribble and I shot it with confidence. As soon as I let it go I knew it was in.”Lou Williams led Los Angeles with 34 points but missed a late 3 that resulted in a long rebound by Wesley Johnson. He passed the ball out to C.J. Williams for a shot that snapped the Clippers’ two-game skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The thing about Doc is he didn’t necessarily want the 3, but he lets you play,” C.J. Williams said. “I was in rhythm. As soon as I took the dribble it felt good. I didn’t want to take it all the way to the basket and take a chance of getting my shot blocked.”With his team down 107-105, Rivers wanted the Clippers to go for a two-point basket to tie it, only to be overruled by his rookie in the final seconds. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “He’s passed a couple of tests already,” the coach said. “The whole (concussion) protocol thing now, you have to go through the entire protocol. I think he has another couple of tests to pass, and we’ll just have to wait.”TIP-INSHawks: Prince was a game-time decision, as the Hawks wanted to see how he felt about his dislocated right ring finger after pregame warmups. Prince was injured in the first quarter against the Lakers the night before. … Fifth-year center Duane Dedmon was on a minutes restriction in his first game after missing 19 with a left tibia stress reaction, Budenholzer said.Clippers: Los Angeles played without four of its five opening-night starters (Griffin, Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic), and the first man off the bench in that game, Austin Rivers. Jordan was the only opening-night starter to play against the Hawks. … Jordan, a career 43 percent free throw shooter, made 21 of his 25 free throws over the previous four games.UP NEXTHawks: At the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.Clippers: At the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “Wes saved us with the switch,” Rivers said. “When Prince got the ball, he was shooting over Lou and I was dying over there.”DeAndre Jordan added 25 points and 18 rebounds as Los Angeles won despite blowing a 13-point lead in the third quarter. The Clippers played without leading scorer Blake Griffin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against Golden State.Prince scored 20 points, Dennis Schroder added 18 and Kent Bazemore and Ersan Ilyasova had 13 apiece for Atlanta, which lost its fourth straight.With the score tied at 105, Lou Williams missed a short shot and Bazemore made two free throws after being fouled in the lane with 23 seconds to play, putting Atlanta up 107-105.After C.J. Williams hit a floater from the left baseline with 3:35 left, tying the score at 99, Bazemore followed up a layup with a 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 104-100 lead with 2:11 to play. After Lou Williams committed a turnover, Bazemore was fouled by Jordan and hit one of two free throws for a 105-99 advantage.The Hawks then decided to foul Jordan on three consecutive possessions. He made five of six free throws to pull Los Angeles to 105-104 with 1:08 left.The Clippers forced an Atlanta turnover on the ensuing inbounds play, and Juwan Evans made the first of two free throws. Johnson was called for basket interference as the second shot hung on the rim, giving Atlanta the ball with the score tied at 105.“They were just flying up and down the court, scoring in transition in the first half,” Budenholzer said. “Then we got our transition defense in a better place in the second half, and make them play in the half court. If you do that you at least give yourself a chance.”GRIFFIN UPDATEGriffin was inactive against the Hawks, but did ride an exercise bike during the Clippers’ workout earlier in the day and continues to progress toward a return that Rivers expects to be at least three or four days away. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I was actually yelling, ‘We don’t need a 3,’” Rivers said. “But you could see he was comfortable and he wanted it.“I’ve said I love coaching this team,” he added. “They play hard. We laugh a lot. We have to with some of the things we do out there on the floor. We make some crazy mistakes at times. But with this group you’ve just got to laugh it off and move on to the next play.”Atlanta set up its defense to keep Lou Williams from taking the Clippers’ last shot.“We didn’t want him to make the last shot, but he was able to get one off,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Long rebound and Wesley Johnson comes up with it and kicks it to C.J. Williams, who makes a tough 3. That’s just a bad break for us.”On the final possession, Atlanta got the ball to Kent Bazemore, who was guarded by Johnson. He forced Bazemore to pass across to Taurean Prince, who missed a 15-foot jumper with three seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, center, and guard Lou Williams, right, celebrate while Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney walks off as they win 108-107 in a basketball game, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — C.J. Williams took a shot coach Doc Rivers didn’t want him to take, and Rivers could only laugh. Just as he’s prone to do with these Clippers.Williams hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with nine seconds left to lift Los Angeles over the Atlanta Hawks 108-107 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Hotshots stalk leader

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson That the Hotshots were able to pull off such a convincing win on Ravena’s career night speaks well of how tough the team is.“We adjusted pretty well defensively,” coach Chito Victolero said as Magnolia clamped down hard on Ravena’s support cast. “We tried stopping Kiefer, but he just found ways [to score]. I am just very glad that we were able to limit their other players.”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 folkRavena, after coming off an eight-point outing, erupted for 31 but still couldn’t prevent the Road Warriors from losing a second straight game and dropping to 2-2 overall.“This is a great start to the New Year,” Victolero said of their second straight win, which comes on the heels of a defeat to sister team Barangay Ginebra on Christmas Day. Using a hot start and a solid finish, Magnolia withstood Kiefer Ravena’s career game and still went on to rout NLEX, 105-94, at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night as the Hotshots continued stalking the PBA Philippine Cup leader.Magnolia opened up double-digit leads right in the first six minutes and took command the rest of the way to win for the second straight game and rise to 3-1, just half-a-game off the frenetic pace being set by history-seeking, three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Morales pedals way to London Paul Lee didn’t disappoint in his much-hyped dream matchup with Ravena, pacing the Hotshots with 21 points. He hit four triples, bringing his career total to 499.Earlier, Alaska made Kia Picanto look more pitiful than it already is, scoring a 102-65 victory for its first winning streak in the conference.After leading the first half by just five points, 39-34, the Aces held the Picanto to five third quarter points, Kia’s lowest output in a quarter ever.It was the sharpest form that the Aces displayed in quite a while as they rose to a level2-2 card.In the last two frames, Alaska scored 63, just two shy of Kia’s total game output, with rookie Jeron Teng finishing with 23 points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Serena Williams set for 1st-round match at Indian Wells

first_imgLATEST STORIES Paul stars as Rockets top Thunder for 16th straight win Two-time winner Maria Sharapova returns to the desert for the first time in three years. She plays Naomi Osaka of Japan on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams of the United States reacts as a call goes against her and to opponent Zhang Shuai of China during the Tie Break Tens tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018 in New York. Zhang defeated Williams to advance to the final round in the tournament but was defeated by Elina Svitolina. The Tie Break Tens’ New York event is a one-day day exhibition tournament featuring eight female players competing for a $250,000 winner’s prize. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Serena Williams makes her return to the pro tour after a 14-month absence with a first-round match at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.She will play Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in a night match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.ADVERTISEMENT Williams has played just one Fed Cup doubles match while away from the WTA Tour. The former world No. 1 is unseeded and as a result did not receive a first-round bye.The new mother, who gave birth in September, will try to become the first woman to win three singles titles in the desert. Her other titles came in 1999 and 2001 before she boycotted the event for several years.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 folkWilliams, a winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, is in the same quarter of the draw as older sister Venus. The siblings could potentially face each other in the third round.Also set to play Thursday night is another new mom, Victoria Azarenka, a two-time tourney winner who got into the main draw with a wild card. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Lady Tamaraws gain Final Four

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Almost drowned by the big UP win were the Lady Tamaraws’ hard-earned 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-22, 15-11 win over Adamson for the third Final Four berth.Bernadeth Pons scored 22 points and Celine Domingo delivered 18 for FEU, which booked a fourth straight appearance in the semifinals.The Lady Tamaraws are still on track for the twice-to-beat bonus, but that can only happen if they win their last two matches and the defending champion La Salle Lady Spikers and the Lady Eagles lose all of theirs.For Pons, making it to the Final Four was enough for the meantime.“We really tried to build our mental toughness,” said Pons, adding that the Lady Tamaraws specifically train for five-set scenarios.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The Lady Maroons outplayed the Lady Eagles in all departments to score their fifth win in 13 games in front of a big pro-Ateneo crowd.UP can still force a playoff for the last Final Four berth with a win against University of the East and must hope that National University and Adamson drop their remaining outings.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 needed this win to gain momentum for the next game,” said UP setter Rem Calling, who accounted for 21 excellent sets on top of three points.Ateneo, which has nailed a Final Four slot, was out-attacked (38-30), out-blocked (11-8) and out-served (7-1 in aces) by UP. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil World Cup berth within spirited Malditas’ reach Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University rammed its way into the Final Four, but it was University of the Philippines that created a stir Saturday night.Playing with its life on the line, UP pulled off a stunning 28-26, 25-23, 26-24 upset of title-favorite Ateneo to keep its flickering semifinal hopes alive in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Ahanmisi no regrets with end-game plays in RoS win vs Alaska

first_imgMOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments The third-year guard had a chance to milk the clock at the end of regulation, but opted to score on a lay-up that gave the Elasto Painters a 94-91 lead with 2.9 seconds remaining.However, Chris Banchero drained a big triple at the buzzer on the other end to knot the score at 94 as the Aces forced overtime.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 were thinking about quotient. You don’t really think somebody’s going to hit a game winner in three seconds. But it was a big shot by Chris,” Ahanmisi explained. “If I were to do it again, I’d do the same thing.”The Fil-Am guard also got a shot be the hero in extra time, but he flubbed his two free throws with 18.7 ticks remaining with Rain or Shine holding a precarious a 105-103 lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No pressure for Ateneo despite 0-1 deficit in UAAP men’s volleyball finals Maverick Ahanmisi has no regrets over his performance in the conclusion of the Rain or Shine-Alaska game in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “All I was thinking was that I just got to get back on defense,” he said.Ahanmisi managed to redeem himself as he leaked out to the open court and scored on an open layup with 2.9 seconds left after Gabe Norwood secured the big steal from Alaska import Antonio Campbell.“I saw Gabe tip the ball and the import wasn’t looking at me when the ball was in the air, so I knew I had the chance to go and get it. Good hands on Gabe to allow me to get that ball,” he said.Rain or Shine went on and take the 109-103 overtime victory over Alaska  and all Ahanmisi, who finished the game with 11 points and four rebounds,  could feel was an undeniable sense of relief.“It was a big win for us over a good team over there. They’re definitely going to contend for a title this conference and for us to beat them, it says a lot about our character,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Celtics oust 76ers, face Cavs in Eastern Conference Finals

first_imgBoston Celtics guard Terry Rozier celebrates after a driving to the basket late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Rozier scored 24 points as the Celtics defeated the 76ers 114-112. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON  — With 2.4 seconds left and the Boston Celtics leading by two, Marcus Smart had a chance to clinch Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and eliminate Philadelphia by making a pair of free throws.He missed the first.ADVERTISEMENT He could have made things more difficult for the 76ers by missing the second one on purpose, and forcing them to go the length of the court with the clock running. He chucked it against the rim; it went in.That gave the 76ers a chance to win with a desperation 3-pointer. The full-court inbounds pass went into the left corner, and who was there to intercept it, heaving it back into the air to run out the clock?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 crownTo the surprise of no one in a Celtics uniform, it was Smart.“That’s a Marcus Smart sequence. That just describes him so well,” guard Jaylen Brown said after Boston beat Philadelphia 114-112 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. “If it came down to one guy coming up with it, everybody’s got their money on Smart.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jayson Tatum scored 25 points, Brown had 24 and Terry Rozier scored 17, sinking a pair of free throws to make it a four-point game with 9.8 seconds left after forcing Joel Embiid’s turnover. Al Horford added 15 points and eight rebounds for Boston.The Celtics will play Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. Game 1 is Sunday in Boston. It’s the Celtics’ first back-to-back trips to the conference finals since making it five straight times in the original Big Three era from 1984-88.“When you get here, you’re flattered by the thought of the Boston Celtics,” coach Brad Stevens said. “You realize if you’re going to break records here, you’re going to break bad ones. Because none of the good ones are reachable.”Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, Dario Saric had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Ben Simmons added 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The 76ers rode The Process back into the playoffs for the first time since 2012, winning won 20 out of 21 games before Boston beat them three straight times to open the conference semifinals.“The Process is never going to end,” Embiid said. “This is a process to get to the playoffs, we did it. This was a process to get to the conference finals, we didn’t. Next year, that’s our goal.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Finally: Warriors-Rockets is the series everyone wanted ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In a game that featured 21 lead changes — the most in the playoffs this year — the Celtics scored eight straight points in the final 1:37, taking the lead on Tatum’s layup with 23 seconds left. Embiid had a chance to tie it but he missed a heavily contested layup, failed to tip it back in and then grabbed that rebound, too.Rozier knocked the ball out of his hands, off his leg and out of bounds with 10.8 seconds left.“Just a championship play, that’s all,” said Rozier, who made a pair of free throws to make it 113-109 — eight straight points for Boston.J.J. Reddick’s 3-pointer cut the deficit to one, and then it was Smart’s turn. Coming off the bench, he had 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals.“He’s made for this,” Stevens said. “He’s made for these moments. We can go through the stat line all you want, but when your season’s on the line and you need to do really hard things, he can do really hard things.”BLEDSOE AND ROZIERAfter striking up a long-distance friendship with Drew Bledsoe during the Milwaukee series, Rozier finally met the former Patriots quarterback for real.Rozier first invoked Bledsoe’s name during a trash-talking back-and-forth with Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe, pretending to confuse the two. Drew Bledsoe joined the fun by recording a video that was played for the TD Garden crowd during Game 7.But on Wednesday, the football player was there in person, meeting Rozier before the game and sitting courtside with Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck.NO OFFENSE TAKEN Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Stevens has never put much stock in coach of the year awards.So predictably, the news earlier Wednesday that he didn’t receive a single vote for this season’s National Basketball Coaches Association’s trophy, which went to Toronto’s Dwane Casey, didn’t faze him either.“The way that thing works is you get one vote…I looked at the sheet and there’s no way that I would have voted for me over any of the other 29 people,” Stevens said. “The guy that should have won got it.”Other coaches to receive votes were Brett Brown, Mike D’Antoni, Nate McMillan, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder and Terry Stotts.The winner of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the NBA’s Coach of the Year Award will be announced next month.TIP-INS76ers: Embiid was called for a technical foul for elbowing Horford under the basket midway through the third period. Horford made the free throw, and Aron Baynes made two for the original foul to give Boston a 75-63 lead, its biggest of the game to that point. … Embiid is 0-8 on game-tying or go-ahead shots in the final minute this season, according to ESPN.Celtics: G Shane Larkin (left shoulder sprain) was unavailable after running into a hard pick in Game 4. That left the coach Brad Stevens with an eight-man rotation. … With seven 3-pointers in the series, Baynes has more in these five games than in the other 409 games of his career combined, according to ESPN. … Boston was 6-for-20 in the third, with six turnovers, watching a nine-point lead wither to one. … Tatum and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell are the only two NBA rookies with seven straight playoff games of at least 20 points since Julius Erving did it in 1972. 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OCA upholds China, Kazakhstan Asian Games weightlifting ban

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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “They were (on the website) because we were waiting, we were putting everything on standby so if the decision was taken we can put them there within five minutes.“We were ready to allow them to compete but the decision was with the IWF.”China will compete in 38 of the 40 sports at the Asian Games, which begins officially with opening ceremonies in both the host cities Jakarta and Palembang later on Saturday.They are hot favourites to top the medals table with Kabaddi, the south Asian speciality, the only other discipline in which they will not have any athletes entered.The weightlifting competition begins Monday, with North Korea and Iran expected to dominate in China’s absence.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES FILE — Al Yunan of China competes in the men’s +105 kg weightlifting final of the 2014 Asian Games at the Moonlight Garden arena in Incheon on September 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAThe Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) confirmed Saturday there would be no last-minute Asian Games reprieve for banned weightlifting powerhouse China.Both China, who won seven golds in the 2014 Asian Games, and Kazakhstan, who took one gold, are among nine nations currently serving 12-month International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) suspensions for multiple doping violations.ADVERTISEMENT Joint Korean march to get Asian Games party started Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Rumours had circulated in Jakarta that China could be reinstated by the International Weightlifting Federation after the country’s banned athletes suddenly appeared on the official Games website two days ago.But the IWF agreed at an executive board meeting in Lausanne on Friday to keep monitoring the nine countries before making any changes to their banned status.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We follow the rules of the International Weightlifting Federation,” OCA director general Husain Al Musallam told AFP after the meeting in Jakarta.“They (the IWF) had their meeting and they did not send us anything to say we can allow China or Kazakhstan athletes to take part,” Al Musallam said. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

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Asian Games: Philippines bows to Kazakhs in volleyball qualification

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Phillippines’s Alyja Daphne Santiago spikes the ball against Indonesia during the women’s group A preliminary volleyball match between Indonesia and Philippines at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Juni KriswantoThe Philippines fizzled out in the end and fell to Kazakhstan in five sets, 25-11, 22-25, 25-15, 19-25, 16-14, in the classification stage of the women’s volleyball competition in the 2018 Asian Games Friday at GBK Volley Indoor Stadium in Jakarta.The highest position the Philippines can get in the event is the seventh spot, which the Filipinos will dispute against host Indonesia on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ready, set, go. Coe expects Asian track and field to boom After going on an early start in the fifth set leading 6-3, the Philippines lost its steam and went on a tit-for-tat with the Kazakhs up until the 14-14 tie.That was when Alessya Safronova delivered a clutch crosscourt kill that gave Kazakhstan the 15-14 match point before a team block on Jaja Santiago ended the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Santiago put up the bigges fight for the Philippines with 19 points with Mylene Paat and Alyssa Valdez adding 14 and 13 points, respectively.Yana Petrenko had 18 points for the Kazakhs who will face Vietnam for the fifth seed playoff. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

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Asian Games: Marcial falls to Uzbek foe, takes home boxing bronze

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college American long jumper Lawson tests positive for steroid DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Phillippines’ Eumir Felix Marcial, red, and Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov fight in their men’s middleweight boxing semifinal at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)It’s another bronze medal for the Philippines in boxing as Eumir Marcial lost to Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov via decision in the semifinals in the middleweight division in the 2018 Asian Games Friday at JIExpo in Jakarta.Marcial’s bronze was the Philippines’ 15th of the kind and bumped the country’s medal tally to 20.ADVERTISEMENT The loss, however, raised eyebrows with two judges awarding Marcial identical 28-27 marks while Madrimov earned three 28-27 cards from the other judges.To make matters even more complicated, Marcial was able to score a standing 8-count in the third round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Rogen Ladon is the remaining Filipino boxer who still has a chance at the gold medal when he takes on Madrimov’s compatriot Jasurbek Latipov in the flyweight final. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Phoenix posts No. 3; Ginebra scores

first_imgJason Perkins and Matthew Wright floored the KaTropa with pivotman Justin Chua, sniper RJ Jazul and new acquisition Calvin Abueva that allowed the Fuel Masters to zoom ahead early and never look back.With minimal effort from Eugene Phelps, the Fuel Masters embarrassed the KaTropa by 30 points right at the half before burying the perennial title contenders for good with a 41-point cushion near the end.“I wasn’t expecting this outcome. I thought it was going to be a very close game,” said Phoenix coach Louie Alas. “If we’re tired, my players didn’t show it. We really bounced back big from that [108-97] defeat against Alaska [on Wednesday].”It also helped the Phoenix’s cause when TNT spitfire Terrence Romeo called in sick while Stacy Davis, for the third consecutive game, still wasn’t good as advertised after another dismal output of 13 points on four of 18 shooting in almost 36 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Regardless of the situation they are into, the Fuel Masters again came out supreme on Friday after rolling past the KaTropa, 112-82, in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters, behind the stellar efforts of their local crew, needed just a powerful burst of speed in the first two quarters to leave the KaTropa by a mile and notch their third win in four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the second game, Barangay Ginebra turned back Columbian Dyip, 96-84, to kick off its bid for a third straight Governors’ Cup championship.Import Justine Brownlee and Scottie Thompson led a 12-4 Gin Kings’ run midway in the final period to break away for good and pin a fourth loss on the winless Dyip. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Urgent cry for a boxing gold Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Either Phoenix has transformed into a much better version of itself or TNT played really bad.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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