Giannis didn’t hear trash talk from KG, just good advice

first_imgMOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And it was there where the 2004 Most Valuable Player gave advice to the 2017 Most Improved Player.“He always told me that whatever you do, it’s all about the mentality and that was good advice,” said Antetokounmpo.And though Antetokounmpo faced Garnett in the twilight of the legend’s career, the Greek Freak said he still experienced the verbal competitiveness of the Big Ticket. The two played against each other five times from 2013 until Garnett’s retirement year in 2016.“He didn’t talk trash to me but he was talking trash in general,” said Antetokoumpo.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments RELATED VIDEO LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets And back in December Garnett gave Antetokoumpo a bit of advice on how to achieve icon status.“He gave me some few words, he told me it’s all about the mentality,” said Antetokoumpo during his media availability Sunday at Fairmont Makati for his charity event with King Bally Entertainment Group.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’“The way you approach the game, the way you see the game, it’s all about mentality. If you have the killer instinct, and you think you’re the best at what you’re doing, and you’re going to do it, you will be good.” Garnett, who’s now retired after almost two decades in the NBA, joined the Bucks in practice in December. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Antetokounmpo still rushes out of Bucks dugout after bad games Giannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo and future Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett have distinct similarities both in appearance and accolades.Both are listed at 6-foot-11, though they sometimes look an inch or two taller than their height, and the two have led their respective teams in all five major statistical categories for one season.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Warren has career-high 40, Suns rally to beat Wizards

first_img“He just seems to be thriving with the attention that everyone pays to everyone else,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. “He has the ability to score and break guys down one on one, so we try to give him as much space as we can.”Warren finished 16 of 22 (72.7 percent) from the floor also had 10 rebounds. A night earlier, he scored all 20 of his points in the second half of a 122-114 win at Brooklyn. Eight games into the season, he has posted two of the top four scoring games in his four-year career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDevin Booker added 22 points to help the Suns improve to 4-1 under Triano, following an 0-3 start that led to Earl Watson’s firing.“With everything that was going on we just had to look ourselves in the mirror and just realize that this is on us,” Warren said about the early upheaval. The Suns tied a season best with 37 points in the second quarter, then followed that with 35 each in the third and fourth against a Wizards team that couldn’t regain their first-half intensity.Bradley Beal scored a season-high 40 points for Washington. John Wall added 21 points, and Marcin Gortat had 13 rebounds for Washington, which was without starters Otto Porter (illness) and Markieff Morris (suspension).The Wizards have given back double-digit leads in all three of their home games this season, though they won the first two. They also gave away an 18-point, third-quarter lead in of last Friday’s loss at Golden State.“For us to sit here and act like we’re somebody, we’re not,” said Beal. “We haven’t proven nothing, we haven’t done nothing. So we’ve got to stay aggressive at all times. We’ve got to realize that we’re a targeted team.”The Suns closed their deficit to 12 by the end of the second quarter, cut it to five early in the third, surged ahead during a 21-10 run that stretched into the fourth, and then rode Warren in the final stages.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Simmons, Embiid dominate in 76ers’ win over Hawks Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH00:50Trending Articles05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)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 awardcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Warren gave the Suns the lead for good, 109-108, when he absorbed Beal’s foul and converted a three-point play. He followed with baseline 3 made to make it a four-point game and a jumper to make it 116-110 with 1:29 left.“It was me just cutting the basket and getting open layups.” said Warren. “Just me being T.J.”COULD’VE FOOLED USTriano suggested it’s been a steep curve to re-learn the NBA head coaching role. He also took the helm of the Toronto Raptors from 2008-2011.“It’s a little hectic, a little bit different,” Triano said before the game. “I like basketball. I don’t like doing this (interviewing) stuff, the meetings with GMs, and agents and players. I love the Xs and Os.”ACTIVE, BUT NOTThe Wizards activated Morris (sports hernia) for the first time this season in order to serve a one-game suspension for leaving the bench during a scuffle Friday night. He is expected to make his season debut against Cleveland on Friday night.TIP-INSSuns: C Alex Len received a flagrant 1 for his foul on Jason Smith during the second quarter. He fouled out with 2:58 to play. … Despite playing on the road, Phoenix led 38-30 in free throw opportunities.Wizards: With Porter out, F Jason Smith made his second start for Washington. … Wall received his first technical foul of the season for his reaction following a made layup in the second quarter. He was tied for second in the NBA last season with 15. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren (12) blocks Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13). APWASHINGTON — There’s a renewed belief around the Phoenix Suns. It’s no wonder why, the way T.J. Warren is playing.Warren scored 28 of his career-high 40 points in the second half to continue a strong road trip, and the Suns overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 122-116 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States’ Aly Raisman rests between apparatus’ during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.ADVERTISEMENT ‘He took advantage of so many people’s trust’The 23-year-old Raisman has been highly critical of USA Gymnastics in recent months, calling for leadership change at the top of the organization while advocating for athlete’s rights.Nassar began working with USA Gymnastics as an athletic trainer in 1986 and became the national team doctor in 1996. He stepped down in 2014 but remained on staff before being fired in 2015.“These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying ‘I need help, I want therapy. I need this,’” Raisman said in an interview with The Associated Press and USA Today in August during the 2017 national championships.Raisman declined to get into specifics at that time about whether she was abused by Nassar but painted a vivid picture of how Nassar’s behavior went unchecked.ADVERTISEMENT USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday it hired Kerry Perry as the organization’s new president and CEO. Perry starts Dec. 1. NVGRELATED STORIES:US gymnastics gold medalist reveals abuse by team doctorUS Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to child porn chargesSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “I think that, you just want, you want to trust people and that he was just a disgusting person, he took advantage of so many people’s trust,” Raisman said. “And I think, it just disgusts me he was a doctor. It’s crazy. Because when a doctor says something you want to believe him and it’s just awful.”Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, filed a lawsuit against Nassar in California in September 2016. She says Nassar touched her inappropriately while disguising the abuse as treatment. Dantzscher initially filed as “Jane Doe” but came forward publicly to “60 Minutes” in February.USA Gymnastics adopts SafeSport PolicyUSA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar and reporting by the Indianapolis Star in August 2016 that highlighted chronic mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country.In June, the gymnastics board adopted the new USA Gymnastics SafeSport Policy that replaced the previous policy. Key updates include mandatory reporting, defining six types of misconduct, setting standards to prohibit grooming behavior, preventing inappropriate interaction and establishing accountability.In July, the organization hired Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs and reporting. The federation also adopted several recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the review. USA Gymnastics now has the power to withhold membership from clubs that decline to report claims of abuse.Clubs are now “required to report child abuse or neglect, including sexual misconduct, to proper authorities, including the U.S. Center for SafeSport and law enforcement authorities.”The organization has taken some steps to provide more oversight and safety to its national team gymnasts.Team members who fly into Houston for training camps must be escorted to the camp with at least two other people to avoid any one-on-one interaction. Underage female gymnasts with male coaches who are picked to compete internationally must now travel with a credentialed female chaperone. One-on-one visits by medical staff are prohibited at cabins the athletes use during overnight stays at the national training center. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READcenter_img 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 View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold-medal winning teams, details the abuse in her book “Fierce,” which will be released on Tuesday. Raisman’s interview with “60 Minutes” will air Sunday night.Raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was sexually abused by Nassar. McKayla Maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 Games as Raisman’s teammate, said last month she was molested for years by Nassar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNassar also is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging sexual abuse. Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, and the dozens of civil suits filed in Michigan are currently in mediation.USA Gymnastics said in a statement Friday that Raisman sharing her personal experience took “great courage” and it is “appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused.” LATEST STORIES Krizziah Tabora wins 53rd Bowling World Cup championships Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

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Parker returns, expects Leonard to return in ‘2 to 3 weeks’

first_imgMOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Grizzlies fire coach David Fizdale day after benching Gasol Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leonard missed all preseason with a thigh injury that Popovich said was similar to Parker’s.Popovich was not as definitive about when Leonard would return, joking that he would confer with team doctors rather than “Dr. Parker.”“He’s getting very close,” Popovich said. “Making progress. He’s having contact now. Hopefully we’ll get him back shortly.”The Spurs have the third best record in the West (12-7) despite being without Leonard and Parker.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives past Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker is back for the San Antonio Spurs, and the veteran guard expects teammate Kawhi Leonard to return in “two or three weeks” from a quadriceps injury that’s kept him out all season.Leonard has been practicing with Parker and retired San Antonio forwards Tim Duncan and Matt Bonner as part of his rehabilitation from right quadriceps tendinopathy.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I still think he’s a couple of weeks away,” Parker said of Leonard. “He was looking good the last two or three practices he practiced with me.”Parker will start at point guard in his season debut Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured quadriceps tendon. He will play limited minutes, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, but there was no exact figure.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneLeonard worked out Monday after the team’s morning shootaround, a rare public sighting of him on the court.The two-time Defensive Player of the Year missed the last three games of last season’s Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors after re-aggravating a sprained left ankle, but said he recovered from the injury shortly after San Antonio’s season ended. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney serves 100 hours of community service for overspeeding

first_imgRELATED STORIES:Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty pleaRooney has mixed fortunes in Everton’s win over Swansea Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Read Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours On Sept. 1, the former Manchester United captain was caught drinking and driving in Cheshire when police stopped him after noticing a rear light wasn’t on.His roadside breath test at a police station showed that he had 104 micrograms per 100 milliliters of breath. In England and Wales, the legal limit is 35 micrograms.He was driving 29-year-old Laura Simpson’s car after they left a bar together. The two had left in a taxi and Rooney then drove Simpson’s VW Beetle after.Simpson said Rooney’s wife, Coleen, confronted her over the phone about the incident.“She seemed unhappy with the fact that we had left a nightclub in a cab together to go to my car. She did say both of us were at fault for getting in the taxi and that we shouldn’t have done that,” she told The Sun on Sunday.  Niña V. Guno /raADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Image: Facebook/EvertonWayne Rooney is halfway through serving 100 hours of unpaid work after being caught driving three times above the speed limit in September, reports BBC.Apart from community service, The Everton F.C. striker’s penalty includes a driving ban for two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina He is performing unpaid work at a garden center for adults with learning difficulties.Rooney said of the experience, “Honestly, I’m really enjoying it, working with these people, and I think it’s a place now where I’ll certainly keep in touch with when obviously my hours are over.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe said the staff made him “feel really welcome.”“We actually don’t even talk about football in there. It’s a refreshing place to go and it’s relaxing,” he shared. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Guiao wary of ‘dangerous’ Kia LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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New coach wants to more output from Foton imports

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UAAP volleyball: FEU holds off UP, joins Ateneo at fourth Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rommel Abella emerged a winner in his head coaching debut in the Philippine Superliga, but the multi-titled mentor was not overly satisfied with how his new team Foton performed to open the 2018 season.The Tornadoes turned back the Generika-Ayala Life Savers, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, but Abella wants to more from his team in the coming games.ADVERTISEMENT “If I’m going to rate our performance earlier, we’re just 60 to 70 percent. Like I said, hopefully, we improve on our mistakes,” he said on Saturday at the start of the Grand Prix tournament at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Tornadoes leaned on their hard-hitting trio of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, who combined for 46 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKranda, a former Michigan State University star in the US NCAA, scored a game-high 21 points in her professional debut while Manabat and Canadian import Wendel had 14 and 11 points, respectively.Abella is pleased to see Manabat back in action after suffering an ACL injury last conference, but expects more from his imports particularly on the offensive end in the coming games. MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments “Actually, we’re expecting a little more. But since it’s only their first game here in the Philippines, their performance is acceptable, but hopefully, they can provide us with more offensive power in our next game.” UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

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Abadiano, Fortea carry NU Bullpups to NBTC Division 1 title

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LSGH 78 — Cagulangan 25, Fornilos 18, Marcos 17, Sangco 7, Mosqueda 6, Espinosa 3, Lao 2, Cruz 0, Lapalam 0, Morales 0, Natividad 0.Quarters: 23-23, 40-35, 63-54, 80-78. La Salle-Lipa reclaims NBTC Division 2 crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Monteverde saw this conquest as a redemption of sorts for NU after losing to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 Finals last month.“For one, there were bitter lessons that we needed to learn. In the UAAP, it boiled down to last two possessions,” the coach said, harking back to the heartbreaking Game 3 where the Bullpups lost a six-point lead and eventually fell, 58-63. “But we saw in this tournament how tough we defended in the end and the team really improved.”Cagulangan, who was adjudged as the Tournament Most Outstanding Player, led LSGH with 25 points, five assists, and three rebounds, while Fornilos had 18 markers, 14 boards, and two blocks.The Scores:NU 80 — Abadiano 24, Gonzales 12, Fortea 11, Amsali 8, Quiambao 8, Coyoca 5, Minerva 4, Tamayo 4, Malonzo 2, Oczon 2, Javillonar 0, Manalang 0.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netNazareth School of National University held off La Salle Greenhills, 80-78, to be crowned as the 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Division 1 champion Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Finals Most Outstanding Player Gerry Abadiano canned the go-ahead freebies in the final 29.9 seconds to give the Bullpups a 79-77 advantage, which proved to be the most crucial of his 24 points, six rebounds, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT “As expected of Gerry, even in tough games, you could see that he can deliver,” said coach Goldwyn Monteverde of Abadiano. “He can play good on both ends of the floor, on defense and in offense.”Joel Cagulangan split his foul shots in the last 7.3 ticks to keep the Greenies’ hopes flickering, but Rhayyan Amsali made it a two-point game with a split from the charity stripe in the final 2.2 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLSGH had one last chance to force overtime, but Inand Fornilos was smothered in his attempt as NU came away with its second Division 1 title in the last three years.Cyril Gonzales contributed 12 markers and two rebounds for the Bullpups, while Terrence Fortea poured all of his 11 points in the second half. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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After string of injuries, De Ocampo proud to be of help for Meralco anew

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Still some fine-tuning to do as new faces, system welcomes Smith in TNT What was initially a month-long recovery period turned into almost seven months of inactivity after de Ocampo suffered an Achilles injury in the early days of April 2018.The veteran forward finally put those injuries behind him and helped the Bolts get the 93-92 win over the Gin Kings in the PBA Commisisoner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.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’m proud because I was able to help the team in any way and I’m proud of my teammates because they really worked hard in the offensive and defensive ends,” said de Ocampo in Filipino.“Our import [Arinze Onuaku] and the coaching staff had a well-thought-of game plan and we were able to execute it well, not perfect but it was okay.” View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The 36-year-old de Ocampo finished with five points, three rebounds, and three assists in 21 minutes in his first game back.Meralco lit up from the floor and scored on half of its shot attempts, 41-of-82, while limiting Ginebra to 39 percent shooting, 31-of-79.De Ocampo said his minutes would still be limited as he tries to gauge if he’s fully recovered to play longer.“We’re still mixing it up, maybe I will get 18 to 20 minutes of playing time,” said de Ocampo. “I think that’s the direction I’m heading just to see where my body’s at.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ranidel de Ocampo. PBA IMAGESRanidel de Ocampo had been out of action since the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, and it was just fitting that his return fell against the same team that haunted Meralco two seasons last season.Meralco lost in a tough seven-game series against Ginebra in the title round of the PBA’s third conference where de Ocampo suffered a muscle tear on his left calf in Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Unwritten rule

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 “I mean, it’s like the unspoken rule in the NBA: If you’re up by 10 or 11 with about 20 seconds left, you don’t take that shot,” Thompson said. “I made the contest, and next thing I know I was being kicked out for making a contest that we learn in training camp. I don’t know why I got thrown out.”Referee Tony Brothers explained why postgame, saying he saw Thompson go into Livingston with his elbow high on that shot. In Brothers’ eyes, that merited the assessment of a flagrant-2 foul and ejection.“It’s not affecting the outcome of the game,” Miami center Kelly Olynyk said on Friday from India, where he’s appearing at a Basketball Without Borders event. “It doesn’t really matter to me. It doesn’t really make a difference to me. It doesn’t make a difference in the outcome of the game, win and loss record. If a guy wants two more points we’ll give it to him and move on.”The Warriors take those shots all the time. It’s basically a team policy. Since the start of the 2016-17 season when facing such a situation—time running out, shot clock still on, game outcome clearly decided—Golden State has been charged with a field-goal attempt 38 times, while committing only five shot-clock violations.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has a simple rule: Don’t partake in any habit that leads to a turnover.His guys are listening.“That’s our thing,” Golden State forward Kevin Durant said. “It’s no disrespect to any other team. It’s just what we do. We don’t want to take the turnover. We take the shot.”For his part, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue shrugged off the Livingston shot on Friday.“Got to play to the buzzer,” Lue said. “They took a shot and that’s what they do. It doesn’t determine the game. The game was over. It’s no big deal to me. So, whatever.”The debate is also alive hereabouts, especially with the quotient system—a mathematical formula used to break ties in the standings—being able to decide whether a team progresses to the playoffs or not. “I know a team that got a poor quotient was eliminated because it did not get a shot at a knockout game,” Norman Black, the Meralco coach, said in defense of guard Chris Newsome, who was on the receiving end of Yeng Guiao’s ire when he made a shot in the Bolts’ 106-90 victory over NLEX recently in the Commissioner’s Cup.“Me as a coach, I’m not naive. I know that normally, if the game is over, the game is over. You don’t want to put it in the coach’s face or the other team’s face, but until the PBA changes the rules or something else, and until they continue this rule which is the quotient rule, then we’ll follow the rules,” said Black after that game.Guiao saw it differently.“It’s still disrespect. It was totally unnecessary at that point,” he said.“I know that there’s a quotient rule, but it’s more than enough quotient for me,” he said. “At the same time, I did not expect it from Newsome. He’s kind of a good guy who’s going to probably understand a situation like that.”Newsome’s take: “I was just following orders.”PBA coaches understand how the rule is difficult to follow here, considering the fate of their team may hinge on the quotient system.“It depends on the format,” Phoenix coach Louie Alas said. “If the quotient comes into play, every point counts.”“If quotient is needed, every point is important so taking a shot even if the margin is already big is not disrespectful for me,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.But the NBA hardly needs such tiebreak measures. So it will always be a sticky point, especially for a team like the Warriors, who want to make playing the right way second nature to them. “I don’t think we would get on our feelings if somebody came down and finished out a possession and got a shot up,” Steph Curry said. “I mean, obviously, if they’re doing some taunting or doing some crazy stuff, that’s a little different. But if you’re just playing the game of basketball and finishing out a possession instead of taking a turnover, I don’t see any problem with that at all. Guys are out there to finish a game and play the right way.”And so the debate continues. —WITH A REPORT FROM MUSONG R. CASTILLO AND APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline books outright semis berth Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES “We took offense to Kelly slamming the ball,” Cone, then Alaska’s coach, said. “We thought it was a lack of class. It’s disrespectful, you just don’t do it.”Cone was back at it this year again, getting in the ear of San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross when the latter made a triple at the end of the game that the Beermen won, 99-88, against Barangay Ginebra in the Philippine Cup Finals.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 crownCone, now with the Gin Kings, had no comment after the incident.In Oakland, California, the debate was pushed to the spolight again after Tristan Thompson challenged a late shot by Golden State guard Shaun Livingston—a play that completely unraveled into a flagrant-2 foul, an ejection and an on-court melee. “I contested a shot that shouldn’t have been taken,” Thompson said.“Whatever. Just play it to the end,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said.It’s a thorny issue with no solution.Philadelphia and Miami jawed over late-game shot attempts in their playoff series this season. The 76ers and Cavs exchanged words over a Dario Saric dunk late in a blowout in March. The Warriors’ JaVale McGee got shoved by Washington’s Brandon Jennings while taking a late 3 in a rout last season. Toronto once sent about half its team to speak to Lance Stephenson after a late open layup in an Indiana win.And now the rules—arbitrary as they may be—are up for debate in the NBA Finals after the Cavaliers took offense to the Warriors playing offense.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Tristan Thompson (top) found Shaun Livingston’s last shot unnecessary and committed a foul that drew a flagrant-2 call and an ejection—and an on-court melee. —APIt always seems to get Tim Cone’s goat. Yeng Guiao’s too. When the game is decided, and the opponent has the ball in his hands, he is supposed to dribble off the possession—quotient or shot clock be damned.It is supposedly an unwritten rule in basketball, one that first became media fodder in 2008, when Kelly Williams, then playing for Sta. Lucia, soared for a stylish dunk in the final play of an 86-77 victory by the Realtors in Game 2 of their Philippine Cup semifinals against Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We still have to work on a lot of things. We need to improve our defense because sometimes we tend to relax,” he said.“But when we play as a team and share the ball, we’re a very strong team and we play great so we need everyone to step up and not relax.”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 Four of the San Miguel Beer center’s seven games where he scored the most points have come against Kia, which is now known as Columbian, with the latest a 37-point explosion on Wednesday night.Fajardo, though, shrugged off the notion when asked why he’s had his way when playing the same opponent.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 crownREAD: Fajardo nets career-high 36 points as SMB beats Kia“We just needed a win,” Fajardo, who went 15-of-21 from the field, told reporters in Filipino after the 129-117 win. “We need to get back into the standings and fortunately for us, we won.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Despite slim chances, Blackwater not bowing out just yet Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The 6-foot-10 Fajardo scored 17 in the fourth quarter, including nine during a 16-4 run that put the game away.“Credit to my teammates. Alex had a triple-double and as usual, our import was there for us so everyone contributed,” he said, referring to Alex Cabagnot, who collected 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Renaldo Balkman, who had 27 points and 18 rebounds.The Beermen have now won three in a row to even their slate to 3-3.READ: Fajardo, Beermen make it 3 straight with rout of DyipFajardo, however, said San Miguel still has a lot of work left to do.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours There must be something about the Kia franchise that brings out the best in June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

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