‘I will die (defending my title) if I have to,’ says Matthysse

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) refuted Matthysse’s observation, saying that he has a lot more to give in the ring.“That is what I am trying to prove this coming July 15, that Manny Pacquiao is not yet done in boxing,” said Pacquiao, who hasn’t fought since losing his World Boxing Organization welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last year.Though he hasn’t knocked out an opponent since 2009, when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round, Pacquiao said if he sees a chance to finish Matthysse, he’ll do so to prove that he’s still capable of taking on the current toasts of boxing like Ukrainian WBO super featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko.Pacquiao and Matthysse will leave for Kuala Lumpur Friday night, where they will hold another press conference for the fight card jointly undertaken by Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.Asked about the status of his longtime coach Freddie Roach, Pacquiao said he’s leaving the door open for the Hall of Famer.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 For the Matthysse fight, however, it looks like Buboy Fernandez has the inside track to be the main corner man. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose for photographers during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The two are scheduled to fight on July 15, in a World Boxing Association welterweight title fight in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)He still holds Manny Pacquiao in high esteem, but Lucas Matthysse thinks the Filipino ring icon is no longer the fearsome warrior that sowed terror in the ring the past decade.And as such, the Argentine feels confident that he will emerge victorious when they tangle for his World Boxing Association welterweight crown on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Fact is, Matthysse intends to send Pacquiao into retirement by knocking out the 39-year-old eight-division world champion.“Honestly, he’s still very good, but since the knockout of (Juan Manuel) Marquez,” I think he’s not the same fighter anymore,” said Matthysse during Wednesday’s press conference launching “Champion vs Champion” at City of Dreams Manila.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 crownClad in a Barong Tagalog, the 35-year-old Matthysse, regarded as a knockout artist, refused to be cowed by Pacquiao’s sterling credentials as multiple champion, three-time Fighter of the Year, and Fighter of the Decade.“Sure, Manny has won so many titles… I (have) only won one title. I am not going to give it up. I will die for it if I have to,” said Matthysse, who has stopped 36 of his 39 victims against only four losses. “I will defend this title to the death.” LATEST STORIES Verdadero Palaro’s fastest; Calabarzon sweeps 100 meters Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Longtime foes Tyler, Garcia shrug off spat in TNT win over Ginebra

first_imgPBA IMAGESJeremy Tyler and Charles Garcia have known each other for a long time, and as competitors, their competitive fire gets the better of them from time to time.That was the case once again on Sunday when TNT met Ginebra as the two imports jawed at each other on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sharapova rediscovers winning form on Madrid clay View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Familiarity indeed breeds contempt.But Tyler knew better to downplay the spat, shrugging off the commotion and figured that Garcia may just be “tired.”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“You know in the course of the game, we get tired. All athletes get tired and the first thing when you get tired that goes away is your mind, your mindset,” he said.“I know Charles, so we had an exchange of words and I just said, ‘Hey, you’re tired, you’re not thinking straight. Just take a breather, you don’t have to argue and let’s just play ball.’ It may look like it’s a rough talk, but that’s because we’re intense.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES The Ginebra import did get the better of his TNT counterpart numbers-wise, with Garcia finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds against Tyler’s two points, 15 rebounds, and two blocks.But what meant more was the KaTropa taking the 96-92 victory to remain unscathed in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Tyler isn’t too worried about his performance despite tallying the lowest scoring output in his professional career.“As long as play hard defense, set good screens, and roll hard even though my shots aren’t falling, I’m sure that the guys will step up and we’ll play great,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tyler, who hails from San Diego, shared that he and Garcia, who traces his roots to Los Angeles, have known each other dating back to their days as high school standouts.“I’ve known Charles for 10 years-plus. I played against him throughout my career a lot. I played him in the D-League, I played against him just like Monday to Friday at the gym at home every week, so I’m familiar with his game,” he said.That’s why Tyler clarified that he’s just trying to calm Garcia, contrary to what was perceived by the fans as a trash-talking duel.“I just told him, ‘You’re tired, we’re both tired, let’s relax and get our mind back right.’ That was basically it,” he said.Garcia, though, refused to address the sequence as he opted to turn his attention to his team.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READlast_img read more

Kerr says Warriors enduring ‘most difficult season’ of finals runs

first_img“Now that we are one game away, we would like to eliminate inconsistency and put forth our best effort, our best game. That’s the plan.”Even so, this Warriors squad is on the brink of joining the NBA’s top dynasties — the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics — as the only clubs to claim three crowns in four seasons.“The finals brings the best out of you,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “And when the competition is as great as it has been every year we’ve been here, it tests you mentally and physically to get through these series.“There have been so many different challenges we’ve faced. Some we’ve succeeded at and some we haven’t. Definitely (I’m) a better player than I was before these four series have started and hopefully there will be an appreciation for that when it’s all said and done.”Talent at ‘all-time high’ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “Every journey is a new one each season,” Kerr said. “Yet the cumulative effect of multiple journeys adds up, and we have felt that this year.”At this point in Golden State’s fourth consecutive final versus the Cavaliers, the Warriors have played 82 playoff games over four seasons, the equal of an entire extra campaign.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“I think it has been our most inconsistent season. It has been our most difficult season,” Kerr said. “But our guys sense the finish line, and they turned it on right from the beginning of the playoffs defensively.“That’s been what has been key to get us to this point where we’re on the cusp. Our defense has been fantastic through however many playoff games we’ve played. So that’s why we’re here. BVR International Open kicks off in Cagayan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr encourages his team during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says the defending NBA champions have endured their most difficult season in this year’s campaign, feeling the impact of a fourth consecutive NBA Finals journey.The Warriors carry a 3-0 lead over Cleveland into Friday’s fourth game in the best-of-seven series, leaving them one win shy of their second consecutive title and third crown in four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Kerr, himself a five-time NBA champion as a player, says the Warriors are topping the league at a time when the NBA boasts its greatest talents.“It really is shocking when you see the talent,” Kerr said. “The talent level right now I think is at an all-time high in the league.“It’s very different. You don’t have the aircraft carriers, you don’t have Shaq (O’Neal) and Patrick Ewing and Hakeem (Olajuwon). But the skill level on the perimeter is so shocking. Sometimes I try to picture myself playing in the finals now. Twenty years ago, I survived. It was tough, but I survived. I could find guys to guard.“I can only imagine right now. It has gotten so tough. You have to have so much versatility and size and speed and strength to be able to survive on the floor because of this incredible skill level.“Because these guys can make shots from 30, 35 feet without blinking. Now you’ve got to go out there and pick them up. Now they’re driving by you. And they’ve got four 3-point shooters in many cases. So guarding and playing defense today is the most difficult it has ever been.”Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who scored a playoff career-high 43 points in game three, said familiarity has made Golden State more dangerous, as has an ability to set aside emotions, his grim stare after a key late-game hoop Wednesday living up to the “assassin” label tagged upon him by Cleveland’s LeBron James.“We’ve been through a season with each other already as champions, so we know exactly what we need to do in order for us to win,” Durant said.“The emotions and all that stuff doesn’t really matter. We just try to play a solid, focused game, and we’ll figure out how to feel afterward.” Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 LATEST STORIEScenter_img China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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Lomachenko camp to Pacquiao: Go down to 135, we’ll talk

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPThe only way for a showdown between Vasyl Lomachenko and Manny Pacquiao to possibly happen is if the Filipino boxing superstar would be willing to go two weight classes down.Egis Klimas, manager of the Ukrainian champion, is adamant that Lomachenko, the current WBA lightweight champion, will not fight higher than 135 pounds.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments READ: Money matches: Five who could be next for Pacquiao“We have no interest [in moving up],” Klimas told Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports. “If Pacquiao can make 135, to come in and compete for [Lomachenko’s] WBA title, Vasyl is the champion in that weight class, it’s a possibility.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Klimas cleared fighting at a catch weight is also out of the equation.“If we are talking 137 [pounds] and 136, no, there will be no catch weight. If he wants to challenge, he needs to come down. We are not looking to go to 140 pounds. If Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Lomachenko, he can make 135 pounds.” Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman02:14Carpio 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Chicken Curry: I’ll keep on shooting Pacquiao agreeing to Lomachenko’s terms is a long shot. He hasn’t fought at lightweight since destroying David Diaz in 2008.READ: Not ready to retire, Pacquiao lists potential opponents But even if Pacquiao concurs, the venue is another discussion.Pacquiao, the newly-minted WBA welterweight titleholder, had been expressing his interest in facing Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs), who is considered among the top pound-for-pound fighters today.Lomachenko, 30, stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round last May in New York while Pacquiao proved he still has a lot left in his tank following a seventh-round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bradley Beal triple-double leads Wizards to 3OT win vs Suns

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double while squaring off against his former teammate, and the Washington Wizards beat the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime in the highest-scoring NBA game since 2008.“I was telling him, I didn’t know you were this hard to guard,” Oubre said after his first game against Washington since he was traded to Phoenix last week. “I’m chasing you around all these screens, I’m getting hit every possession but you still moving.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 Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college BIG-NAME COMPANYBryant’s 14-for-14 performance is among the best perfect shooting nights in NBA history. The only player to sink more field goals without a miss is Wilt Chamberlain, who reached 18, 16 and 15 in different games.WELCOME BACKOubre entered to an ovation from the Washington crowd with 5:02 left in the first. After playing his first three-plus NBA seasons with the Wizards, Oubre was traded with Austin Rivers to Phoenix for Trevor Ariza last week. He finished with 20 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter or later.TIP-INSSuns: Have not won more than four in a row since winning six straight in December of 2014. … Ayton has 20 double-doubles, the most by a rookie this season.Wizards: Beal recorded double-digit assists for the second time this season after contributing 11 in a loss at New Orleans on Nov. 28. … He also had his third double-digit rebound game. He has never had more than three in a season.UP NEXTSuns: Play their fourth game in a five-game road trip at Brooklyn on Sunday.Wizards: Visit Indiana on Sunday. 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Heat clamp down on Giannis Antetokounmpo, top Bucks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Devin Booker had 33 points and 14 assists for the Suns, who ended their four-game winning streak after giving back a seven-point lead late in the fourth quarter.Deandre Ayton had 26 points and 17 rebounds for his fifth consecutive double-double but fouled out midway through the second overtime.After going scoreless for nearly a 10-minute stretch in overtime, Beal scored eight straight points for Washington in the third extra period.Later, he cut through several defenders for a layup that gave the Wizards the lead for good, 146-144.“When your best player is not playing, the other guys take on more responsibilities,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “Beal was, he came ready and understanding that his role tonight was going to be different.”Tomas Satoransky and Jeff Green combined to make 3 of 4 free throws, with Booker hitting a leaning shot on the other end. Booker tried to set up T.J. Warren for a tying 3-pointer, but Warren’s shot came after the buzzer.Beal missed a potential winning floater to end the first overtime period, and Booker had his shot from a similar spot rim out to end the second.WHO ARE THESE GUYS?With forwards Otto Porter (knee) and Dwight Howard (back) also remaining out, Beal was the only member of Washington’s preseason projected starting five that played Saturday.“It was definitely a gut check for us,” Beal said. “You look at our second group it was like a group of new guys out there. It was good for us to be able to adjust.”center_img View comments MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “He had an exceptional game and he willed them to the win tonight.”The 295 combined points were the most since the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics totaled 298 in two overtimes on April 6, 2008. The record is Detroit’s 186-184 triple-OT win over Denver in 1983. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after he made a basket during triple overtime of an NBA basketball game next to Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1), Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. have matched up often in practice, and Oubre thought he knew what to expect in their reunion.Just one of a few surprises on a wild Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum With All-Star point guard John Wall sidelined due to illness, Beal scored 10 points in the third overtime, including a slicing layup that made it 146-144 with 40 seconds left.He also had a career-high 15 assists and 11 rebounds, and reached the triple-double plateau by the end of the first overtime. He still had to play two more to help Washington to its second win in eight games.“I will never try to go out and get a triple-double,” Beal said. “It’s the hardest thing to do.”Thomas Bryant added a career-high 31 points, hit all 14 of his shots and made all three of his free throws. At one point, Bryant scored 16 of 18 points for Washington across a stretch of the first and second overtime.“It’s amazing,” the second-year forward said. “I had no idea. I was just in the flow of the game. I just let the game come to me, and as soon as I felt like I was in the rhythm of it, I just went out and took it.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

Asian Cup: China pins second loss on PH Azkals

first_imgGretchen 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 READlast_img read more

F2 Logistics, Petron build up hype for first meeting

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’ve been seeing the improvement of the team but we can never be contented on what we have right now,” he said. “We have to maintain this kind of performance or even level it up for us to reach our goal.”The Lady Realtors dropped to 1-4 as they struggled in matching up to the level their imports were playing—a problem that seems to plague the rest of the teams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA admits ref’s error, vows improvement F2 Logistics drubbed Foton, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24, while Petron routed Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-8, 25-8, 25-18, as both teams stayed unbeaten at the top with four wins each in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The way they have gobbled up foes thus far has created intense anticipation for their first meeting this conference on March 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlex Cabanos did a superb relief job setting for F2 Logistics, making 20 excellent sets in subbing for ailing Kim Fajardo.“I didn’t know I would start until just before the game started but coach said we always have to be prepared, and I’m very grateful the team supported me and got my back,” Cabanos said. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Former MVP Lindsay Stalzer scored 18 points to lead the Cargo Movers.“We just have to take care of the little things, focus on passing and trusting each other,” Stalzer said.Earlier, the Blaze Spikers have not lost a set in four matches but they scored their biggest win so far in disposing off the Lady Realtors.Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell starred for the defending champion, scoring 24 and 17 points, respectively.But Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said it wasn’t the true measure of their strength.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Petron’s Katherine Bell dwarfs the wall put up by (from left) Sta. Lucia’s Souzan Raslan, Molly Lohman and Casey Schoenlein during yesterday’s Grand Prix game. —Sherwin VardeleonF2 Logistics and Petron are too good, they make the rest of the field look bad.The league’s super teams, with their big-named rosters, blasted their respective opponents on Thursday night and built up momentum for their inevitable title collision.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

NBTC: NU Bullpups destroy another foe, this time by 64 points

first_imgNazareth School of National University rolled to another romp this time, ripping Calayan Educational Foundation-Lucena to shreds, 120-56, in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go NBTC League National Finals Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Allianz-OCR stakes SEA Games pool berths LATEST STORIES 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Terrence Fortea continued to have the hot hand as he finished with 28 points on seven 3-pointers to lead NU’s torrid shooting.The Bullpups, who shot 58 percent from the field and scored 28 transition points, advanced to the Fantastic 8 against Letran.Fortea also had three rebounds and four assists while Gerry Abadiano added 15 points and four assists for NU.Meanwhile, La Salle Green Hills-Mandaluyong handily beat Camp David-New Zealand, 102-80.RC Calimag shone with 21 points while Inand Fornilos posted a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Greenies, who return to the Round of 8 for the third year in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Top Flight Hoops-Vancouver also booked a spot in the last 8 after it knocked off NBTC Cebu champion Southwestern University, 83-81.Jerric Palma came off the bench and led all scorers with 22 points while Kit Miramor scored 19 points for Vancouver. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Bullpups have been the most dominant team by far in the tournament after winning their first two games with an average margin of 77 points.They opened their NBTC title defense with a 90-point thrashing of Isabela Colleges-Cauayan on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: NU kicks off NBTC title defense with 90-point rout“We took a break for a while right after the UAAP but we’re just playing really well for the pas two games,” said NU coach Goldwin Monteverde, who steered NU to the UAAP juniors just last month, in Filipino.last_img read more

Lawmakers’ New Legislation Backfires

first_imgA newly organized Civil Society Organization (CSO) referred to as the “Rural Dwellers Consciousness Movement of Liberia, (RDCML)” has differed with the Senate on legislation barring officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) from contesting future elections in the country. In a statement, RDCML says its attention has been drawn to the legislation adopted by the Senate, barring functionaries of the CBL entity from any electoral process in the country. Through a statement issued yesterday, and signed by its secretary-general, AdolphusGbagba, the Movement believes that the legislation is not only “ill-fated and infamous, but holds that said legislation is also selfishly and politically motivated by a hidden external hand.”The movement, according to the statement, believes that during this critical period in our national existence where a majority of the citizens must wallow to fend for themselves, “it is unthinkable and far-fetched for elected lawmakers to propagate legislations that are diabolical and anti-the people.”“It is evident that the move by the CBL to get the masses, especially rural inhabitants, out of the poverty trap is unprecedented: It helps to provide livelihood for the vast majority of our citizens in a poverty-stricken post-conflict. It must therefore be appreciated by all well-meaning citizens.” According to the group, the lawmakers want to keep the struggling masses of a war-ravaged country in abject poverty, starvation, and destitution. This is   unacceptable.No time in the history of Liberia have benefits such as the CBL Loans Scheme, and other initiatives representing tax-payers’ money, has anything ever triggered down to the down-trodden until recently when the CBL made a robust intervention through its governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, with inspiration and support from the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Moreover, the movement noted that the action by the lawmakers has further exposed them to an absolute higher level of “insensitivity to the interest, wishes and aspiration of the Liberian people.”Accordingly, the movement representing the interest of, wishes and aspirations of thousands of rural dwellers, wish to caution the Senate of the movement’s ability and capacity to rally the support of its membership across the country to organize popular citizens’ protest against members of that august body to step away from yet another mistake— again, of their own making.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more