Ateneo ‘a better team’ than last year heading into finals rematch vs DLSU

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “La Salle, what else would I be thinking about?” said Baldwin after Ateneo pulled off an 88-84 win Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We have to move on. I think the coaching staff has to set the tone and we got to come down the cloud pretty quick.”READ: Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces DLSU in UAAP Finals rematchFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“We have to put our focus on the next game because we didn’t play this season just to win in the semis. We played this season to go as far as this team is capable of going.”La Salle is already in the championship round after scoring a controversial 82-75 win over Adamson University that saw the three referees, who officiated the game get suspended for four games. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo head coach Tab Baldwin doesn’t have time to ponder over the Blue Eagles’ hard-fought Final Four duel against Far Eastern University.After overcoming the Tamaraws in overtime in their do-or-die, Baldwin said he immediately turned his attention to the defending champions, whom the Eagles will face in a best-of-three finals for the second straight time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Baldwin is raring to get back at La Salle after it swept Ateneo last year.“We’re a better team [this season],” said Baldwin after his Blue Eagles topped the elimination round with a 13-1 card. “We’ve proven we’re a better team all year long.”last_img read more

UAAP Volleyball: UP outlasts Adamson in thriller to start 2nd round push

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The two sides played in an intense toe-to-toe battle from the get-go until the decisive set where Adamson even managed to take the match point, 14-13, on a point from Mylene PaatBut Diana Carlos came up in the clutch for the Lady Maroons, scoring two straight points to give the Lady Maroons a 15-14 lead before Ayel Estrañero finished off the Lady Falcons with an off speed kill that Jema Galanza couldn’t get a hold of.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 folkLady Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu said their win all boiled down to the winners’ mentality and desire to avenge their first round loss to the Lady Falcons.“As we were fighting we didn’t want to lose against the same team twice,” said Okumu, whose Lady Maroons lost in straight sets against Adamson in the first round. Okumu added that he is aware that they could not afford to let one game slip away at this point in the tournament.“We just have to win every game… the teams we will play against are very good teams and we have to keep fighting.”Carlos finished with a game-high 22 points while spike partner Isa Molde had 18 points with Marian Buitre pitching in 12.Galanza led Adamson with 19 points while Chiara Permentilla and Paat had 17 and 14 points, respectively.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Clippers easily defeat James, Cavaliers It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UP Lady Fighting Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines set out for its second round campaign on a positive strut after withstanding Adamson, 25-18, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25-16-14, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons have now won two of their last three games and moved up to 3-5 while the Lady Falcons dropped to the same record after two straight setbacks since their upset of La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Coach Lue taking leave from Cavaliers to address health issues

first_imgRonaldo vs Messi: Scoring race heats up in Spain MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lue spent the second half of Cleveland’s victory in Chicago on Saturday in the locker room because of an illness, the second time this season he left a game because he wasn’t feeling well. The former NBA guard also sat one out against Chicago at home in December.He says he will use a “prescribed routine and medication, which has previously been difficult to start in the midst of a season.”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 folkCharlotte coach Steve Clifford also left his team to address his health this season. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 13: Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cavaliers defeated the Suns 129-107. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep.Lue said Monday in statement that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is, but he feels he needs to step away “and focus on trying to establish a stronger and healthier foundation” from which to coach the rest of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

PH Malditas bow to China in AFC Women’s Asian Cup

first_imgMOST READ View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ READ: In-form Malditas go for World Cup berth Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Players from and take a photo with the Social Responsibility campaign message as the #WAC2018 Matchday two is dedicated to the Empowering Women Through Football campaign! pic.twitter.com/Ly8Mq0zLpp— #WAC2018 (@theafcdotcom) April 9, 2018The Philippine women’s national football team bowed to heavyweight China, 3-0, Monday night in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup at Amman International Stadium in Jordan on Monday night.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 crownComing off a 2-1 stunner over host Jordan on Saturday, the Malditas came up empty against the eight-time Asian Cup champions.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow The Philippines gets another crack at a historic World Cup berth against Thailand.The Thais suffered a 4-0 beatdown at the hands of the Chinese.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Wilder, Joshua ‘agree’ to title unification bout

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the US knocks down undefeated contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz in the 10th round, during their 12-round WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on March 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout in the division’s most anticipated matchup.The two camps have agreed to terms on a fight in the United Kingdom sometime this fall for less money than Wilder’s initial offer, his trainer Jay Deas said Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Both fought in March. Wilder had a 10th-round stoppage of Luis Ortiz. Joshua won a unanimous decision over Joseph Parker in his first fight to go the distance.Now, the two biggest heavyweight names could be poised to meet next.“If they keep their word, then we’ve got a fight,” Deas said. “So we’re fully expecting to go to the UK and we’re ready. We’re ready to do it tomorrow. All they have to do is tell us where to be and when to be there, and we’ll be there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Suspended from Alaska, Abueva shows up at Gilas practice Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “They offered and we accepted,” he said, adding that they would push for a signed contract as early as Tuesday.Deas said the fight could be anywhere from September to November to avoid conflict with a potential Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch in September.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 crownDeas said he’s not authorized to discuss details of the potential purse and that the venue and date are up to Joshua’s camp.A huge draw in the UK, Joshua’s last two fights have been at 74,500-seat Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We offered $50 million, which is what he said he wanted,” Deas said in a phone interview. “And he then turned it down. Then they came back with a much, much, much smaller offer for Deontay, which would have been even less than Deontay would have made in the United States, and wanted him to still travel to the UK for the fight. And we said yes.“The reason we did was because Deontay is investing in himself. He wants this for the fans and he wants this for his legacy and he knows that being the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world will give him the financial gain as he proceeds. Even though we would have liked a better deal, Deontay said yes.”Wilder, who lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the WBC champion at 40-0 with 39 knockouts. Joshua holds the other heavyweight belts and is 21-0 with 20 knockouts.Wilder posted on his Twitter account Monday that the $50 million offer to fight in America is still on the table.“Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK,” he said in the tweet. “If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 commentslast_img read more

Luol Deng joins Thibodeau at Timberwolves

first_imgLATEST STORIES Deng has also played for the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, who waived him earlier this month.Thibodeau now has former Chicago players Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose on the roster of a team jokingly dubbed the “Timberbulls.”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 ChrissDeng also joins a Minnesota lineup featuring center Deng Adel, a South Sudanese-born Australian, and Senegalese forward Gorgui Dieng.Deng has averaged 15.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals a game in 880 appearances over 14 NBA seasons. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE – Loul Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls looks over at the bench of the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center on February 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPLuol Deng has signed a one-year NBA deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the fourth former Chicago Bulls player to join ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau’s squad.The 33-year-old South Sudanese-born forward, reportedly set to make $2.4 million in his 15th NBA campaign, spent his first 9 1/2 league seasons with the Bulls before being traded to Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT 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 In Mexico’s cartel heartland, Maradona says off-pitch issues are in the pastcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Thibodeau and the Bulls, Deng reached the 2011 Eastern Conference finals and in more than three seasons together from 2010-2014 averages 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds.Deng credited Thibodeau for maximizing his talent into All-Star form, reaching the NBA All-Star Game in 2012 and 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READlast_img read more

Ateneo jeers serve as motivation for UST, Ayo: ‘It will help us’

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Aldin Ayo might have just found the spark that will light up his championship-winning fire.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next University of Santo Tomas’ 85-53 loss to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament was the worst of Ayo’s collegiate career but it wasn’t the losing margin that drove Ayo, but the jeers his team received from the legion of Blue Eagle fans.Ayo said the barbs thrown at them Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre were, safely put, not fit for printing and these same words were the ones that ignited in lifting the Growling Tigers from their 1-3 pit.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“Did you hear what the Ateneans were shouting at us?” asked Ayo when the media approached him after the game. “But those shouts will help us, it will help the program, it will help me personally, it will help the whole team.”Ayo, who won one title apiece in the UAAP and the NCAA, always thrived when his team had a narrative and it was either being the wounded hero or the proud villain. 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 STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The muscular coach was an inspiring figure when he led Colegio de San Juan de Letran to the NCAA title against archrival San Beda using an underdog mentality to steer the Knights to their 17th championship and the first in nine years.And he might just repeat that new narrative with UST, coincidentally a sister school of Letran in the Dominican Order.“It will fuel our drive to strive more and make sure we’re better this time.”And as for his new record in terms of losing margins, Ayo said he’ll take it like a man and blame himself.“I have to take it as a man because every time you experience something like this you become sensitive but you just have to take it,” said Ayo whose first UAAP title was with De La Salle in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Carlo Peñalosa scores TKO win, gets WBA regional belt Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Osaka set for showdown against Stephens at WTA Finals

first_imgJapan’s tennis player Naomi Osaka speaks during a press conference ahead of WTA Finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. U.S. Open champion Osaka was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals. (Kyodo News via AP)SINGAPORE — Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, the last two U.S. Open champions, will make their career debuts at the WTA Finals by playing each other in their first match in Singapore on Monday.The initial stage of the eight-player WTA Finals field is a round-robin competition with two teams of four players. The two players with the best record from each round-robin group advance to next Saturday’s semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Stephens, 25, who won the U.S. Open in 2017, is looking forward to this second outing against Osaka. She won their first meeting in the 2016 Acapulco quarterfinals in straight sets.“I think it will be super fun and it’s a great matchup,” Stephens said. “Obviously everyone works all year long to get here. It’s my debut here as well as hers, so it’s new territory for both of us. We both have had amazing accomplishments so we’ll be looking forward to the match and we’ll see what happens.”Both are hoping they handle this new experience of qualifying for the year-end tournament with ease.For Stephens, the biggest concern is adjusting to the unfamiliar round-robin format.“I haven’t played a round-robin since I started playing tennis at Sierra Sport and Racquet Club, and you had to play the round robin to advance in your ladder,” Stephens said. “Yeah, I was, like, 10. So I’m really not sure how it works. But I think you just play and try to win and whatever happens happens.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jerebko hits dagger vs former team as Warriors escape Jazzcenter_img It’s been a whirlwind six weeks for Osaka, a dual Japanese-American citizen who plays under the Japanese flag, since winning the U.S. Open.Her Open victory — the second title of her career with the first coming at Indian Wells in April — was marred by controversy as opponent Serena Williams initiated a number of run-ins with umpire Carlos Ramos during the match.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“For me, I think I’m playing tournament after tournament, so I don’t really have time to think about, like, my life changing or anything,” said Osaka, of her new celebrity status. “So, yeah, I feel like I would need the year to end to maybe process more.“I mean, with the recognition part, I do feel a bit different,” she added. “Like before it was only Japan I felt like people know me. But now like even here, I guess this is Asia, too, though, so it doesn’t really count, but like in the airports and stuff. I just think that that’s kind of funny.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Osaka is hoping that just being part of the WTA Finals won’t give her the jitters.“I hope I don’t get overwhelmed,” Osaka said. “You never really know how you’re gonna feel until you’re in that moment. So I can only hope that I’ll play well and I won’t get, like, nervous or anything, which I’m sure I will, but I feel like that’s all part of the process.”The two join Angelique Kerber, the reigning Wimbledon champion, and Kiki Bertens, who qualified for the tournament when No. 1 Simona Halep withdrew with a herniated disc in her back, in the Red Group. Kerber and Bertens play Monday’s second scheduled match.The competition gets under way with White Group action on Sunday.Petra Kvitova, the 2011 WTA Finals champion, will play Elina Svitolina, who debuted here last year, in the opening match. Caroline Wozniacki, the defending champion, faces Karolina Pliskova, making a third consecutive appearance here, in the second match.Despite not being able to play here, Halep is in Singapore and received the WTA Player of the Year award at the black-tie WTA Finals Gala on Friday night. The Romanian won her first Grand Slam title at this year’s French Open and was an Australian Open finalist.“Winning a Grand Slam and finishing No. 1, I think it’s the most that I could ask for,” Halep said. “I had also tough moments, because Melbourne, it was really tough to get over and to come back stronger.“I’m proud that I could come back stronger and I could make a better result. So I think definitely, actually, is the best year of my career.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Police confirm football player’s body recovered from plane wreckage

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sala, who had just signed with Premier League club Cardiff, and pilot David Ibbotson were the only people onboard the small aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel last month.“The body brought to Portland Port today has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala,” Dorset Police said in a statement. “The families of Mr. Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsInvestigators have not been able to recover the aircraft, which was flying from Nantes to Cardiff after Sala transferred from the French city’s team.An initial search and rescue operation failed to locate the plane but it was later discovered by the Air Accident Investigation Branch and privately funded search teams. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After the confirmation of Sala’s death, Cardiff issued a statement saying “he and David will forever remain in our thoughts.”The Argentine Football Association also expressed its condolences on Twitter.“Profound pain over the death of Emiliano Sala,” the AFA said. “Our condolences to his family and loved ones.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James not ‘chasing’ Lakers rebuild Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In this image released Monday Feb. 4, 2019, by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) showing the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration N264DB that went missing carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala, when it disappeared from radar contact on Jan. 21 2019. The Air accident investigators say one body is visible in the sea in the wreckage of the plane that went missing carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson. (AAIB via AP)LONDON — Police confirmed on Thursday that the body recovered from a plane in the English Channel was that of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala.Dorset police made the announcement after a coroner’s examination of the body, which was recovered from the seabed wreckage of the plane on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

PBA: Magnolia dismantles Columbian

first_imgMANILA, Philippines–Magnolia grabbed control early and wielded it all game against Columbian on Wednesday night, scoring a 109-83 victory that gave the Hotshots their first winning streak in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 The Hotshots built a 17-point bubble early in the second period and kept the Dyip within arm’s length the rest of the way, rising to 3-4 in the process to stay on target towards finishing in the upper half of the playoff bracket.It was the sixth loss in 10 games for the Dyip, who don’t have their playoff fate in their hands as they would need to win their last outing–which would be against TNT KaTropa on Friday next week–and hope that some of the other teams lose.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Magnolia defense held the Dyip to just 12 first quarter points and didn’t need Paul Lee to dominate the scoring for a change in pulling out the authoritative win.Magnolia will have all the confidence it needs when it squares off with Barangay Ginebra on Sunday. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Louie Alas, Caloy Garcia set to coach PBA All-Star teams for first time Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more