Titans rising

first_imgJeron Teng took care of business for AMA Online Education Monday, before leaving for another tour of duty overseas.The former La Salle star fell three assists short of a triple double as he powered the Titans to an 88-80 drubbing of Victoria Sports-MLQU, 88-80, for their fourth win in six games in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Playing with urgency, Teng collected 18 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in his last game before joining Mighty Sports Philippines in an international tournament in Dubai next week.Earlier, Robert Bolick and Byron Villarias provided the scoring punch in the second period as Cignal-San Beda crushed Batangas, 95-68, for its third straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBolick and Villarias joined forces for 16 of the Hawkeyes’ 31 points in the second period, where Cignal pulled away, 56-34, on its way to joining Tanduay and Cafe France at second spot with identical 3-1 records.Playing solid on both ends of the floor, Bolick tallied 19 points, five rebounds, and three assists, while Villarias shot 13 points on a 3-of-6 clip from beyond the arc. 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 Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Mighty loads up offense The Hawkeyes also drew impressive outings from Jason Perkins who had 11 points and nine boards, and Alfred Batino with 10 points.Although the Hawkeyes are looking every bit the contender they were billed to be at the start of the tournament, Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez said his team still has plenty of room for improvement.“This is a team in progress,” said Fernandez. “We have to develop our teamwork because we only started a month ago and we will face stronger teams in the future.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG MOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Ginebra resumes training Maundy Thursday, Good Friday as penance

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government “I hope to take a brief break away from basketball, spend time with my family. Hopefully, I can do this even if we have practices on Thursday and Friday,” he said.Ginebra returns to action on Wednesday against NLEX.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA players spend Holy break nurturing faith, bonding with family Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Ginebra Gin KIngs. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith everyone making sacrifices during the Lenten season, Ginebra is also doing penance in its own way.Going against the grain this Holy Week break, coach Tim Cone opted to hold practices for Gin Kings’ on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “We have a practice on Thursday and Friday,” said LA Tenorio. “We took a break from Monday to Wednesday. This is our penance.”The veteran guard shared that he welcomes the unconventional method, especially with most of the Manila folks out of town.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We’ll also go to practices not minding about the traffic,” he said.Tenorio, though, is still hoping to fulfill his annual Lenten traditions like the Visita Iglesia in his hometown of Nasugbu, Batangas, while also spending time with his family. View commentslast_img read more

Bouchard urges life ban for ‘cheater’ Sharapova

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sharapova, 30, has pleaded that she had been taking meldonium for medical reasons for 10 years and didn’t know it had been added to the list of banned substances last year.Her return on a wildcard in Stuttgart, where she beat Roberta Vinci on Wednesday, has proved divisive with both criticism and support from her fellow players.Sharapova will learn on May 16 whether she will receive a wildcard for the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam which she won in 2012 and 2014.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead 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 KEY BISCAYNE, FL – MARCH 22: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada leaves the court after her loss against Ashleigh Barty of Australia at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 22, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPEugenie Bouchard attacked Maria Sharapova as a “cheater” over her return from a drugs ban and suggested the Russian should be kicked out of tennis for life.Bouchard said the Women’s Tennis Association was sending the wrong message in allowing the five-time Grand Slam-winner to come back from her 15-month suspension.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Russia’s Sharapova -the world’s highest-paid female athlete for more than a decade until last year, according to Forbes–won on Wednesday on her comeback after testing positive for meldonium.“I don’t think that’s right. She’s a cheater and so to me, I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again,” Canada’s Bouchard, the world number 59, told TRT World in Istanbul.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. So I just think the WTA sends the wrong message to young kids: you know, cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms.“So I don’t think that’s right. She’s not someone I can say I look up to any more because it’s definitely ruined it for me a little bit.” View commentslast_img read more

Nat’l team plans to develop intangibles in Japan trip

first_img“We hope that everyone will learn from Japanese volleyball,” said Vicente. “That will be a big boost for us because I’ve said before we really have to develop our floor defense.”“We have the height, we have talented players, we have everything, but we need to experience top class volleyball to further understand the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe women’s national team is set to fly to Okayama City on July 17 where they will conduct the first part of the camp before going to Kobe for the second leg.Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc., Director Tats Suzara added the team’s Japan trip will emulate what the 1993 gold medal-winning team in preparation for that year’s SEA Games. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Reyes gets advice from Daquis on being nat’l team skipper MOST READ 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 Swing Out Sister back to PH this April A dream fulfilled for Christian Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workingcenter_img Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit The national women’s volleyball team is currently in preparation for the 2017 Malaysian Southeast Asian Games, and part of its regimen is a two-part training camp in Japan.Head coach Francis Vicente said Friday the team’s goal in their Japanese training camp is to develop their floor defense and imbibe some of the host nation’s volleyball traits.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “Floor defense and blocking will be developed in Japan, but the most important thing is the players should know themselves and further develop their teamwork,” said Suzara. “The communication between the coach and the players, that’s the most important thing.”The 2017 SEA Games is set to start on August 19 in Kuala Lumpur.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Cignal coasts to No. 6

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach potato LATEST STORIES LSU title parade draws massive crowds 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 LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Jason Perkins. PBA IMAGESJason Perkins and Chris Sumalinog joined forces in a blistering start that helped Cignal coast to a 94-69 victory over Wangs Basketball, 94-69, Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The duo buckled down to work on both ends as the Hawkeyes opened the game with a 26-5 run on their way to a fifth straight win that also improved their record to 6-2, good for fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks “I want to see that our system is always executed,” he said.The loss snapped Wangs’ two-game winning run, dropping the Couriers to 3-3.Later, Centro Escolar University drew another big game from Rod Ebondo to repulse AMA Online Education, 100-85, for its third straight victory.The Congolese center poured 27 points, including a dagger of a triple with a minute to play. He also grabbed 22 rebounds on top of three blocks and two steals.JK Casiño contributed 22 points, while Christian Uri and Mark Cruz both tallied 14 points for the Scorpions who are now back in the playoff mix after opening the tournament with back-to-back losses.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Perkins and Sumalinog, who ended up with 24 and 19 points, respectively, combined for 20 of Cignal’s first-quarter output.The Hawkeyes were hardly troubled from there as Pamboy Raymundo, Raymar Jose and Byron Villarias sustained the charge.“Credit to my starters, they stepped up defensively to give us that big lead early on,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.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’Raymundo also finished with 18 points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals, while Jose added eight points, 12 boards, three assists and three steals.Fernandez said the Hawkeyes remain a work in progress even with five straight wins. The Titans came within 83-95 only for Aaron Jeruta, Ebondo and Cruz to snuff out the uprising with consecutive baskets.“We committed so many lapses and it’s really important for us to improve our decision making,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN AND KRISTOFER PURNELLCIGNAL 94 – WANGS 69CIGNAL HD 94—Perkins 24, Raymundo 18, Sumalinog 15, Villarias 10, Jose 8, Bringas 6, Arong 4, Belencion 3, Atkins 2, Sara 2, Cahilig 2, Batino 0, Arboleda 0.WANGS BASKETBALL 69—Ambulodto 19, Arambulo 14, De Chavez 12, Habelito 7, Herndon 7, Bitoon 6, Juico 2, Sorela 2, Montemayor 0, Asuncion 0, King 0, Tayongtong 0, Pontejos 0, Riley 0.Quarters: 32-11, 52-27, 74-42, 94-69Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READlast_img read more

Conquest Mo Money looks to cash in at Preakness

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP):Conquest Mo Money could be in line for a big payday tomorrow in the $1.5 million Preakness.He drew the outside post in a field of 10 as a 15-1 shot in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.Regardless of the Preakness outcome, Conquest Mo Money is already a winner for New Mexico-based owner Tom McKenna, 81, who paid only US$8,500 for the colt last November at the dispersal sale of Conquest Stable horses.It was a bargain-basement price for a New York-bred colt that Conquest acquired for US$180,000 one year earlier.Unraced before this season, Conquest Mo Money already has earned US$508,900. He won his first three races at Sunland Park and finished second in his last two, the Sunland Derby and the Arkansas Derby.He had enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby, but McKenna decided to wait for the Preakness. And he was willing to reinvest a chunk of the horse’s earnings to get here.Conquest Mo Money was not nominated to the Triple Crown. The supplemental penalty was a hefty US$150,000.STRONG SUITEarly speed is Conquest Mo Money’s strong suit. He set a pressured pace in the Arkansas Derby, beaten only a half-length by Classic Empire, last season’s juvenile champion.Classic Empire went on to the Kentucky Derby, finishing fourth in the slop, following a rough trip.Classic Empire and Conquest Mo Money meet again in the Preakness, with both aiming to knock off Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming.While the Derby action unfolded at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, Conquest Mo Money was quietly prepping for the Preakness at Prairie Meadows. He arrived in Baltimore on Sunday following a two-day van ride from Iowa and seems to be thriving at Pimlico.last_img read more

Contender Series returns tonight – Fit Tucker ready for Canada’s Ismail

first_img This will be the final bout in the eight-contest preliminary round of the competition. After this, the eight boxers remaining will do battle in the quarter-finals, followed by the semi-finals and finals, with the winner taking home the Contender title and $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third place $250,000, and fourth place $200,000. Ismail, who was 28 years old yesterday, was born in the Sudan, but has lived in Canada since he was five years old. He trains at a gym run by the Grant brothers, who have Jamaican ties, and his trainer is Ryan Grant, who also trains Mayron Zeferino, who lost in the first round of competition to Nico Yeyo. Ismail told The Gleaner yesterday that he has been around Jamaicans in Canada for many years, and was elated when he received the invitation to join the series. “This is a great opportunity for me, and I want to give myself a birthday present with a victory,” he said further. “I am fit and ready, as I am always in the gym,” he continued. He has done Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), kickboxing, and now conventional boxing. After a 14-0 amateur career, he switched to professional boxing recently, and has a 1-0 record. He said that he did not know much about Tucker, but has heard that he is a strong, aggressive fighter. “I came to fight and that is what I am going to do, I want to win and make it to the finals,” he added. Tucker, who is 24 years old and has a draw and two losses in his career, said yesterday that he is “going for the win, as that is the only way to get to the title”. He also said that he has trained hard for several weeks, and is “fit and ready for anybody that they put before me. The postponement last week allowed me to get in some extra training, and I am anxious to get into the ring now,” he added. It should be an action-packed affair, with both boxers trying hard to move to the next round. Four Jamaicans and three Canadian boxers have already qualified for the next round. Wray & Nephew Contender boxing fans will flock to the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road tonight for the resumption of the popular boxing series that was sidelined last week because of an injury to Canadian boxer Jeff Tabrizi, who had to pull out of the competition. Tabrizi’s replacement for tonight’s show is Tariq Ismail, and he will be going up against Jamaica’s Fabian Tucker. Action will start at 8:30 with two amateur bouts, followed by the main event over five rounds at 9:30, which will be broadcast live on TVJ. FINAL PRELIM BOUTlast_img read more

Holder eyes win in historic final Test

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – The West Indies are just one match away from a historic win over Sri Lanka, and captain Jason Holder says the regional side will be gunning for victory in the final Test. After battling to a tense draw in the second Test match on Monday, the Windies need only to avoid defeat in the third and final Test which begins this weekend at Kensington Oval, Barbados. The West Indies hold a 1-0 lead in the three-match series following their 226-run victory in the opening match in Trinidad. The last time the two teams met in the Caribbean was back in 2008, where the two-match Test series ended 1-1. Captain Jason Holder has signalled that his unit will be going ‘all out’ to end the series on a winning note, as it is also the first day-night Test match to be held in the Caribbean. However, he has admitted that he expected a stern test from the visitors who will be looking to level the series. “Oh, we want to win that game. It’s obviously a special occasion in the Caribbean, it being the first day-night Test match in the Caribbean. I guess the people of Barbados will be coming out to support us … and it should be a really good spectacle under the lights at Kensington Oval,” Holder told reporters moments after the drawn Test. “We’re obviously 1-0 up in the series and we’ve been playing some pretty good cricket. Sri Lanka really pushed us in this last Test match and they’ve been playing some really good cricket as well. Their bowlers have really challenged our batters and likewise, our batters have really had to dig deep to get some runs off their attack, so it should be a really keenly contested game. They are 1-0 down and will be coming to level the series and we are 1-0 up hoping to clinch the series, so there is all to play for in Barbados.” With the Windies ranked ninth in the ICC’s Test rankings on 22 points, nine fewer than the sixth-ranked Sri Lankans, Holder stressed that every win and every point collected was vital. He said while their bowlers had been excellent, he needed his batters to push on and make big scores. “It is very important. I think every win is crucial and every point going towards the Test Championships is obviously crucial as well. I think we are playing some pretty decent cricket at the moment. Our bowlers have been doing an excellent job and our batters have put together some totals here and there. You can count one century so far in the series and a few half centuries, so it’s just about converting a few more of those starts into something really big,” Holder noted.last_img read more

Three teams medals for Jamaica at Pre-Cadet TT Champs

first_imgJamaica battled their way to three medals at the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Mini and Pre-Cadet Championship in the Dominican Republic earlier this week. The girls’ Under-11 and -13 teams were one win each away from gold, with Tsenaye Lewis and Kelsey Davidson solid, and the boys Under-11 chipped in with a bronze medal. The home team was dominant with three wins. Lewis anchored Jamaica’s 3-1 win over Puerto Rico and the hosts and with Naveah Scott and Le-Ann Smith, the Under-11 girls also dispatched Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana 3-0. However, the gold was lost when the Dominican Republic slammed Jamaica 3-0. Lewis resisted but lost a thriller to Ariana Estrella 11-8, 12-14, 9-11, 11-8, 9-11. In similar manner, 2016 Under-11 runner-up Davidson scored two wins each in Jamaica’s 3-1 successes over Guyana, the Dominican Republic A team and Trinidad and Tobago when she fought past the girl who beat her in 2016, Priyanka Khellawan. Davidson, Giana Lewis and Olivia Peterkin were, however, swept 3-0 by Puerto Rico, and had to settle for silver. Last year, Jamaica had won both girls’ team titles. Led by inform Azizi Johnson, Jamaica finished third in the boys Under-11 event. The Dominican Republic took both girls team events and the boys Under-13. The tournament, which was held in Jamaica in 2016 and 2017, continues with individual events. It ends on August 31.last_img read more

“Showtime” Birth Night Party for A1 Night Club on February 2

first_imgHis first birth night bashment was sold out, and the second is expected to be no different. This time, the birthday party is held under the theme, “Tell Me If You Like It” and it will be held on February 2 at A1 Night Club, Soesdyke Back Road, East Bank Demerara.It will be a night of entertainment and absolute fun. Patrons can party the night away with the best music and mixes from some of the most talented DJs and selectors.Setting the place on fire will be the Fusion Sound Team, including Gully Ras and Selector Diamond. In addition, there will be some juggling by Silver Star Sound System, Black Stone, Voice Family and Selector Red Ants.There will be scrumptious barbecue on sale all night along with exciting activities to make sure patrons have a blast.last_img