Month: November 2019

Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST

first_imgSrisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City University of the Philippines guard Paul Desiderio shoots a jumper against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio hit the game-winning triple and University of the Philippines escaped University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Desiderio drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as the Fighting Maroons salvaged the victory to start their campaign on an emphatic note.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Marvin Lee almost gave UST the victory as he calmly hit a couple of free throws that gave the Growling Tigers a 73-71 lead with 5.3 seconds remaining.“Our objective for this season, exactly, is to generate excitement because the UP community is very passive when it comes to the basketball team,” said Maroons head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“And we got to complete that objective and what a way to generate that excitement, especially with that last-second shot. I don’t know how Paul does that but during the huddle he called it, ‘we’re going to win, this shot will go in.’”Desiderio was off the mark all game long, going 1-of-10 from deep before his clutch basket, but he made it when it mattered most. He finished with a team-high 17 points while also grabbing nine boards. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Lee finished with a game-high 20 points to lead UST while Steve Akomo had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out late. View commentslast_img read more

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Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Warriors were expected to comment further later Saturday after their opening practice. Other athletes weighed in quickly, including LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” James tweeted. “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”For Trump, it was the NFL one day, the NBA the next.At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL players who refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are exhibiting a “total disrespect of our heritage.” Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice.“That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired.”ADVERTISEMENT NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed his league’s players.“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Goodell said in a statement.Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman said the president’s behavior is “unacceptable and needs to be addressed.”“If you do not condemn this divisive rhetoric you are condoning it!!” Sherman tweeted.Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it’s “not the same game” because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles.“No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. “No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.”The NBA did not immediately react to Trump’s tweet about Curry. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Players’ Tribune in July he believes teams should visit the White House when invited, though also said he would not order anyone to make such a trip.“I think that these institutions are bigger than any individual politician, any individual elected official,” Silver said then. “And it concerns me that something like going to the White House after winning a championship, something that has been a great tradition, would become one that is partisan. I will say, though, even though I think that teams should make decisions as organizations, that I would also respect an individual player’s decision not to go.”Trump has met with some teams already in his first year in office.Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (2nd L, front row) flanked by forward Draymond Green (L) and guard Shaun Livingston (C) are seen during an event honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANThe Warriors, who hold their first practice of the season Saturday, had not made a collective decisionwhether to go to the White House in celebration of last season’s title. Curry has said he did not want to make such a visit.“By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to,” Curry said Friday at the Warriors’ media day. “It’s not just the act of not going. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.” MOST READ And if the Warriors don’t want to meet with Trump, they may still get a welcome in Washington: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California has said she would like to bring the team to the Capitol. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Stephen Curry: Trump tweet ‘further cemented’ stance on White House1.9K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PLAY LIST 02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Perasol, UP ready for risk of possible forfeitures Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SOMERSET, N.J. — Stephen Curry and President Donald Trump agree on one thing: The Golden State star isnot going to the White House anytime soon.Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional champions’ trip to Washington. Trump’s comment on Curry came one day after the president told NFL owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yet

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHis days in the collegiate level may be winding down, but Rey Nambatac is not ready to say goodbye to Letran just yet.“I don’t want to go on vacation yet because I feel I have an unfinished business here in Letran,” he said. “I don’t think that every game will be my last. That’s why whenever I enter the court, I really give it my best effort to help the team and for us to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Johnson looking to help Alapag succeed in his first head coach stint For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Nambatac backed up his words as he fired 18 points, nine rebounds, and five assists to help the Knights escape St. Benilde, 66-60 on Friday, and hike their standing at 9-9 to force a playoff for the coveted fourth spot against Arellano.The 23-year-old is hell-bent on taking Letran to the Final Four in his fifth year, even if it means going through the eye of a needle as he seeks to become a two-time NCAA champion before moving on to a new chapter of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I want to make it to the Final Four and after that, the Finals and hopefully, we get the championship again,” he said.But before aiming for the stars, Nambatac knows that Letran’s journey to the next round begins on Friday when the Knights and the Chiefs clash in the knockout game. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Arellano is still missing lead guard Kent Salado, who is out due to a slight MCL tear on high right knee, making Letran the obvious favoriteHowever, Nambatac knows that the Chiefs are still a dangerous foe as evidenced by their conquests in the eliminations — an 82-75 squeaker in the first round and a tight 84-73 triumph in the second round.“We can’t relax. Even if Salado isn’t there, their team is still intact,” he said. “We have to do it through our teamwork, discipline, and most important of all, our defense because it’s our defense which will help us win the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me? PLAY LIST 01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

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Varsity-based teams banner PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup field

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AMA, Wangs, and Batangas are all slated to make the first three selections.The PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opens festivities on January 18, 2018. Completing the field are last year’s cellar-dwellers Wangs Basketball and Gamboa Coffee Mix, and neophyte Mila’s Lechon.Curiously, defending champion Cignal HD, powerhouse Flying V, and perennial contender Racal Motors have all opted to forego participation in the first conference.Three of the 12 teams have also secured a tie-up with PBA teams namely JRU with Ginebra, CEU with Rain or Shine, and Powerball with Blackwater.Interested teams have until Monday, November 27, to submit their letter of intent and pay their entry fees to be eligible for the upcoming conference.Rookies aching to make the roster will also get their chance as the 2017 PBA D-League Draft is set on December 12 at the PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSchool-based teams take center stage when the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup tips off in January.Seven of the 12-team field will be trotting out players from their respective varsity squads, mostly from the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ This early, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum is emerging as the favorite for the crown with coach Topex Robinson and NCAA MVP CJ Perez in tow.Not to be outdone is Foundation Cup runner-up Centro Escolar University which will bring back a virtually same core bannered by Congolese big man Rod Ebondo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlso seeing action this year will be returning school-based teams AMA Online Education, Jose Rizal University, and Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, as well as newcomers Perpetual and Powerball-St. Benilde.Last season’s semifinalists Tanduay and Marinerong Pilipino are also hoping for another run to the finals. Champions League, Premier League, La Liga to air live on free TV CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four timeouts per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime.The changes all go into effect starting this coming season, the NBA said Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeams will be limited to two timeouts in the final three minutes of a game, instead of having up to three. All four quarters will have two mandatory timeouts, after the 7- and 3-minute marks.“We’re pretty happy with the length of the game,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We were more focused here on the pace and flow of the game. What we heard from our fans, what we heard from many of our teams, was that the end of the games in particular were too choppy. And I think since I was a kid, that was an issue people were talking about, the last two minutes of a game.” Silver said the full complement of commercial-showing opportunities will still be available to the league’s broadcast partners, and that the league doesn’t believe player in-game rest will be affected by speeding up some aspects.Also, all halftimes will be 15 minutes and delay of game penalties will be issued if teams are not ready to immediately play when intermission ends.“These changes will help us fulfill our goal of improving game flow and pace of play,” NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell said. “Fewer stoppages and less time without action, especially at the end of a game, will further enhance the viewing experience for our fans.”The league also changed the trade deadline, moving it up so teams would not have their rosters significantly altered during the All-Star break.This season’s deadline will be Feb. 8 — 10 days before the All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Under the old system the deadline would have been Feb. 22, when teams are getting ready to resume their seasons after the break.ADVERTISEMENT If an All-Star is traded to the other conference before the game, Silver said the league will review which side that player should play for on a case-by-case basis.The NBA’s Competition Committee also considered making other tweaks — such as the oft-criticized play where so many shooting fouls are now called on 3-point attempts, often when the offending contact there seems to be initiated by the offensive player.But on that front, no changes are coming at this point.In other news from the Board of Governors meeting and Silver’s news conference:— One and done. Silver said the NBA will take “a complete, holistic look” at the one-and-done rule and how prepared players are going into their pro careers. He said that Kobe Bryant spoke with teams on Tuesday about his development before entering the league straight out of high school.“I don’t believe the system is working well for anyone,” Silver said.— Tanking. Silver addressed comments made by Dallas owner Mark Cuban that when the Mavericks were eliminated from playoff contention last season, they tanked with hopes of improving their draft lottery odds.“Yes, it’s not what you want to hear as commissioner,” Silver said. The league and Cuban discussed it, and moved on, Silver said.— Luxury tax. Silver said it’s too early to say if the NBA is concerned about the chance that 10 or more teams could be in the luxury tax for the 2018-19 season.“These systems are so hard to calibrate. As the money’s gotten bigger, it’s gotten harder to project future cap and tax levels,” Silver said. “And I think those are all things that we continue to look at. Our teams are smart. They find ways to compete. They work within the existing system but always with one eye on the next time we sit down at the bargaining table.” In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York. The NBA is trying to make games go a little more quickly. The league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime. APLAS VEGAS, United States — The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing, fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important and compelling time, when everyone tunes in to watch the final few minutes of a tight game.Now the league is finally taking steps to make sure crunch time doesn’t get bogged down by commercial time.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — Playoff seeding. Silver also spoke about the perception of conference imbalance, and the notion of seeding the top 16 teams for the playoffs with no limitations based on conferences. He said a study two years ago showed it wouldn’t be ideal, though Silver noted that it will likely be looked at again in the future.“The only fair way to do it is to have a balanced schedule throughout the season,” Silver said.— Expansion. Silver reiterated that neither relocation nor expansion is not in the NBA’s plans right now, and that there’s no focus on putting a team in Las Vegas anytime soon. He did say that when the NBA looks to grow in the future, and it will, the league will look at the Las Vegas market — which it has been fond of for years, especially the role it plays in the summer league. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’ View commentslast_img read more

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Lyceum extends win streak to five, crushes St. Benilde by 43

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ So in control was Lyceum that it forced St. Benilde to turn the ball over 40 times leading to 46 turnover points and 26 fast-break points.Wealth was spread all over, too, with the bench joining in the party with 70 points as the Pirates shot 11-of-32 from beyond the arc.Rookie Unique Naboa topped St. Benilde with 14 points as the Blazers incurred their third straight loss to fall down to 1-3.The Scores:LYCEUM 98 – Jc. Marcelino 17, Baltazar 16, Perez 14, Pretta 10, Tansingco 9, Jv. Marcelino 7, Nzeusseu 6, Caduyac 6, Marata 4, Ayaay 4, Santos 4, Serrano 1, Ibañez 0, Liwag 0.ADVERTISEMENT D-League: Batangas, Flying V load up FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ ST. BENILDE 55 – Naboa 14, Leutcheu 7, Belgica 7, Johnson 6, San Juan 4, Bunyi 4, Young 3, Domingo 3, Pili 3, Castor 2, Suarez 2, Dixon 0, Sta. Maria 0, Mercado 0, Velasco 0.Quarters: 16-11, 47-21, 68-34, 98-55. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We remembered the time they beat us last year. They were 1-17 and that’s the motivation for us,” said coach Topex Robinson.Jaycee Marcelino starred anew in the game, firing 17 points on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting from the field, on top of seven rebounds and three assists, while Wilson Baltazar got himself going from beyond the arc, shooting 4-of-9 from threes to wind up with 16 markers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut it was still CJ Perez who made things work for Lyceum, doing it all with his 14 points, seven dimes, six boards, four steals, and a block.The Pirates went on a hot streak in the second quarter, turning a close 16-11 edge to a comfortable 47-21 lead after a scorching 31-point explosion in the second period before leading by as much as 46. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum continued to rip through the competition, eviscerating St. Benilde by 43 points, 98-55 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates coasted to their fifth straight victory, the school’s best start since joining the league in 2009, while also getting back at the Blazers after being the lone team to lose to the cellar-dwellers last year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Congolese big man did all he could, firing 20 points and 27 rebounds in the defeat. Unfortunately, he had the ignominy of being the one to commit the charging foul on Gab Banal in the waning seconds that took the fight out of the Scorpions.Still, Ebondo lauded CEU’s efforts after they came just within breaks away from dealing Flying V its first loss of the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We just wanted to give them their first loss. We really played hard, but we just have to move on and adjust next game. We want to be more mature, especially in the end game,” he said.Ebondo also seeks to be more of a veteran as he wants to calm his fellow teammates in the clutch. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESSeeing his herculean effort go down the drain, Rod Ebondo opted to move on rather than dwell on Centro Escolar University’s sorry 65-61 Game 1 loss to Flying V in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals on Thursday.“This is basketball. We can’t say anything about it. It just happened,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES “Our team has many young players and sometimes, they panic in the crucial moments of the game. But next game, we will just try to be more confident so maybe we can force a Game 3 and go to the Finals.”The Scorpions now that if they want to extend their stint in the Foundation Cup, they have no choice but to fight harder in game 2 on Tuesday.“In basketball, nothing is impossible. We just have to deal with it and focus on the next game. This is a do-or-die for us,” he said. “We just have to come back stronger. We hope that we give our best and play hard to force a Game 3.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicants Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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ICC REJECTS BCCI REQUEST FOR FRESH DEADLINE FOR EDEN GARDENS

first_imgThe International Cricket Council rejected BCCI’s plea to give them a fresh deadline for Eden Garden to host a World Cup match.The BCCI had sought time till February 7 to make the Eden Gardens to host India and England World Cup match on February 27.Meanwhile, ICC will inspect Eden Gardens on January 31, 2011 for the remaining three World Cup matches.last_img

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IPL 2011: Mumbai aim for a royal revenge

first_imgStill not assured of a place in the next stage of the ongoing Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians would be hoping to book their berth in the play-offs with a win over out-of-contention Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.Though Mumbai are sitting pretty with 16 points from 12 games, they still need one victory out of their remaining two games to secure their place in the four-team play-offs. Mumbai cannot afford to wait till the last away league tie against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 22, incidentally the final round-robin game before the play-off phase begins on May 24.But the Royals would be equally eager to stop Mumbai from clinching the berth. The match would also provide Mumbai an opportunity to avenge their humiliating seven-wicket defeat against Royals in in Jaipur last month when they were restricted for a 94 for eight. Tendulkar would be keen to reverse that result on a track which is likely to assist the slow bowlers at the fag end of the season.The packed gathering at the Wankhede Stadium will witness the leg-spinner, who is retiring from all forms of cricket after the tie, confronting the Tendulkar who would be smarting from the Warne retort against his comments about the pitch in Jaipur after the previous engagement between the two teams on April 29. Mumbai would be down on confidence going into their penultimate round robin game having suffered backto- back defeats against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali and against Deccan Chargers at home.Mumbai’s mighty batting line-up has shown signs of vulnerability once the three main run-getters – Tendulkar (408 runs from 12 games), Ambati Rayudu (364 from 12) and Rohit Sharma (291 from 12) – are sent packing cheaply. The overseas batsmen have simply not stepped up to the plate and delivered, though big-hitting Kieron Pollard showed some signs of rediscovering his lost form in the last game against the Chargers. The biggest problem confronting the hosts is the lack of an effective opening partner for Tendulkar.advertisementThe latest opening partner to the master batsman, Australian Aiden Blizzard has generally struggled against the spinning ball at the beginning of the innings. Andrew Symonds has been a big disappointment with both bat (135 runs from 10 games) and ball (1 wicket) while Pollard (102 runs and 9 wickets from 12 games) has only done slightly better. In such a scenario, the Mumbai batting will largely depend on the top order against the Royals’ spin-heavy attack. Mumbai’s bowling has delivered for the most part though Munaf Patel (17 wickets in 12 games) had an off day against the Chargers in the last match.Pace spearhead Lasith Malinga (27 wickets in 12 games) and Harbhajan Singh (13 wickets in 11 games) have bowled splendidly. ON THE other hand, Rajasthan have been let down by the below-par show of opener Shane Watson (241 runs in 10 games). Botha, a batsman with far less ability, has been more effective (230 from nine).Rahul Dravid has scored the most runs for the team (300 from 11 at a strike rate of over 106).Apart from that, lack of consistency from other Indian batsmen like Maneria and Ajinkya Rahane has also upset the Royals’ plans. On the bowling front, Warne has emerged as the leading wicket-taker for Royals with 12 scalps while Botha (seven wickets), Amit Singh (eight from eight) and Siddharth Trivedi (10 from 11) have made useful contributions. Though Watson has been economical, his lack of penetration (three wickets from 10 games) has not helped Royals while Shaun Tait (six wickets from four games) has not played enough matches to make a difference.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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