Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The defeat left the Azkals with a slim chance of making the next round in their first Asian Cup appearance. They must win their final group match against Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday in Dubai and hope that results in the other group will go their way as they try to sneak into the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed teams. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKyrgyzstan was slated to play South Korea late Friday. Unlike their creditable performance against Korea, who dealt them a 1-0 defeat last Monday, the Azkals struggled to settle into the match against a physical Chinese side. LA Tenorio sees big things for Scottie Thompson: ‘He’ll be the face of PBA’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Convincing by win China. Photo from AFC CupABU DHABI – China proved too classy for the Philippines as it came away with a 3-0 win last Friday night to reach the knockout stage of the AFC Asian Cup at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium here. A brace from Wu Lei and a close-range header from substitute Yu Dabao in the second half propelled the Dragons to their second straight victory in Group C, while sending the Azkals to their second loss in the tournament. ADVERTISEMENT View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES The Chinese striker finally got his second goal in the 66th minute as his volley off a free kick came flying past Falkesgaard. Eriksson made his first substitution moments later with Phil Younghusband coming on for Carlie De Murga. That hardly changed the pattern for the Azkals as Wu almost got his hat trick in the 79th minute, forcing another superb stop from Falkesgaard. The third goal came two minutes later when Yu Dabao headed home from close range after the Azkals failed to clear a corner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Coach Sven Goran Eriksson made one change to the side with Manny Ott making way for Carlie De Murga, who was on the right of Alvaro Silva of a three-man backline. Stephan Schrock was moved to the left wing with Luke Woodland taking his right wingback spot. Despite China’s early endeavor, the first real chance actually fell to the Azkals in the 22nd minute when Patrick Reichelt and Patrick Strauss combined to release Javier Patino on the left only for Feng Xiaoting to block the goalbound effort.It was China’s turn to threaten in the 33rd minute with Wu Xi heading Hao Junmin’s cross just wide off Michael Falkesgaard’s goal. China took the lead thanks to a moment of brilliance from Wu, the Shanghai SIPG star, who was marked by Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson as the Chinese’ danger man. Afforded time and space just outside the area, Wu looped the ball over Falkesgaard and into the top corner.Just before halftime, Ingreso forced Yan Junling into a fingertip save from distance. The second half started the same way as the first with the Dragons on the ascendancy. Six minutes after the restart, Falkesgaard was called into action by a well hit volley from Wu. ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ
POWERFUL BATSMAN BENGALURU, India (CMC): Rising West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite made headlines at the Indian Premier League auction yesterday when he was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for US$626,000. The 27-year-old, who made a huge impact with his power-hitting on the recent Test tour of Australia, entered the draft with a base price of US$30,000, but saw his value catapult as Delhi moved quickly to secure his services. He will now make his first-ever appearance in the glitzy multimillion-dollar tournament that runs from April 8 to May 29. “Excited to be a part of IPL and DelhiDaredevils. Giving thanks,” Brathwaite tweeted shortly afterwards. He was one of four West Indies players to find success during the auction. Opener Dwayne Smith was picked up by new franchise Gujarat Lions for US$343,000, Test and one-day captain Jason Holder was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $104,000 while leg-spinner Samuel Badree went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $74,000. Brathwaite, a powerful lower order batsman and steady seamer, has been on the fringe of West Indies Test selection for some time, but finally made his debut on the tour of Down Under last December. He struck 59 in his first Test innings at Melbourne and then flaunted his bold attacking style in the final Test in Sydney, blasting 69 from 71 balls with seven fours and four sixes. However, it was his scintillating hundred in a one-day game against Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI last October in Colombo that would have caught the attention. He faced just 58 balls and slammed ten fours and seven sixes in a devastating knock.