Butler ties season high with 26, Wolves beat Magic

first_imgMinnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, left, eyes the basket as Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic of Montenegro defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-high 24, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Orlando Magic 124-118 on Wednesday night.Jeff Teague had 22 points and 11 assists, and Andrew Wiggins added 20 points as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Timberwolves end a two-game slide.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Butler has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and seven overall this season.He had 16 points in the first half, and added seven in the first 4:36 of the second half to give Minnesota an 84-71 lead.Wiggins had seven points as Minnesota finished the third quarter on a 14-0 run for a 106-80 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook’s 34 points lead Thunder past Warriors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double, which tied DeMarcus Cousins for the league lead.Aaron Gordon scored 26 points and added nine rebounds for the Magic, who have lost six straight. Terrence Ross scored a season-high 22 points, Evan Fournier had 19 and Nikola Vucevic finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneOrlando was outscored 41-18 in the third quarter to fall behind by 26. However, the Magic started the fourth quarter on a 19-1 run to get within eight.Butler made Minnesota’s first basket of the quarter, a 3-pointer midway through the period, to end the rally. The Magic got within four in the waning seconds before Teague hit two free throws. MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Caracut also finds his mark to keep Green Archers alive

first_imgView comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 “We just trusted each other,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene READ: Mbala back to his old dominant self in Game 2 win “While I was playing, I didn’t want my teammates to feel down,” he said in Filipino. “So in the third quarter, I just said to myself that I need to set a good example to my teammates.”“I just did everything I could for my teammates and for the La Salle community.”READ: Baldwin: We won’t think about Game 2 Caracut scored seven points in the third quarter alone, where the Archers outscored the Blue Eagles, 26-8, to take a 68-59 lead heading into the fourth period.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Like Mbala, Caracut also redeemed himself after a listless Game 1.READ: La Salle rallies to stun Ateneo, forces UAAP title decider FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCaracut went scoreless in the finals opener on Saturday but he quickly put that forgetful outing behind with a stellar performance in Game 1.The third-year guard wound up with 13 points and was a game-high +17 when he was on the floor. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Baldwin: We won’t think about Game 2 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? La Salle needed Ben Mbala to be his usual self in Game 2 to extend its finals series with Ateneo.But the Green Archers also needed the big lift provided by Andrei Caracut to do so.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, right, looks to make his move on Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists, and Oklahoma City and the Philadelphia 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller before the Thunder pulled out a 119-117 victory on Friday night.Andre Roberson scored the winner with 10 seconds left for the Thunder. But one of the early contenders for NBA game of the year belonged to Joel Embiid and Westbrook as they drove, blocked and rebounded their way toward one big play after another.ADVERTISEMENT Embiid scored 34 points in 48 minutes with an achy back and rallied the Sixers from a 17-point hole.Embiid, Philly’s franchise center and social media star, grabbed his lower back when he took a hard foul on a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter. Embiid grimaced during timeouts on the bench and trudged into position a few times.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 folkEmbiid sucked it up and carried the Sixers in the fourth and the first overtime. His feed to a charging Ben Simmons on the baseline for a two-handed dunk tied the score at 94-all with 53 seconds left in the quarter. The Sixers closed the fourth on an 11-0 run.Embiid scored the first bucket of OT and the Sixers led for the first time in the game. The Sixers’ five-point lead with 1:20 left in overtime was wiped out on Paul George’s 3-pointer and a Westbrook bucket that made it 102-all. The Sixers blew their final possession on an ill-conceived 3 for Dario Saric. MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NBA: New York Knicks ace Porzingis eases injury fears Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UP NEXTThunder: It’s Melo vs. the Knicks at MSG on Saturday.76ers: Play Monday at Chicago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m not a fan,” coach Brett Brown said. “I like living behind closed doors.”But Brown understood the exposure would help build the brand and serve as a recruiting pitch of sorts to any free agents intrigued about becoming part of The Process. The Sixers put on a show in the fourth until Embiid gave them a scare.Embiid’s health woes have dogged him since his college career at Kansas and every slip, ache or bump throws Sixers fans into a panic. Embiid has been banged-up lately but he calmly went to the line and made both free throws. He fell again when he tripped over Adams, who earned a foul, and sank two more free throws to make it 78-72.TIP-INSThunder: Roberson had missed two games with a sprained left ankle. … Coach Billy Donovan was drilled in the face on an errant no-look pass — as in, Donovan wasn’t looking — by Sixers forward Richaun Holmes. … Embiid’s trash-talking was in perfect health. He jawed with Carmelo Anthony after a late foul.76ers: F Robert Covington shot three airballs in the first half.MELO BACKCarmelo Anthony warmed-up for his New York homecoming with 24 points. Anthony cracked the 20-point mark for only the second time in his last 10 games and perhaps gave Knicks fans a glimpse of what’s ahead when he returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Anthony had struggled headed into Friday’s game, averaging just 17.7 points on 40 percent shooting. He made 11 of 17 shotsMO STATUESThe 76ers unveiled a statue for former point guard Maurice Cheeks outside their complex in New Jersey. Cheeks helped lead the Sixers to the 1983 championship and the team retired his No. 10 in 1995. Cheeks joined Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham and Wilt Chamberlain as Sixers with statues. The Sixers aired a video tribute for Cheeks and fans and players on both teams gave a standing ovation to the Thunder assistant coach. Round 2 was just as fun.Westbrook and Robert Covington exchanged 3s and George tied it at 109 on a driving layup. Westbrook and Embiid swapped buckets that kept it even and the Sixers had one more chance to win it with 1.2 seconds to go in the second OT.Embiid and Westbrook combined to score eight straight points in the third overtime, and Embiid even waved goodbye as the crowd went wild when Steve Adams fouled out of the game.But Embiid seemed gassed at the end and there’s no telling how the heavy workload may affect his availability the rest of the week.The Sixers were featured on ESPN on Friday as part of Philadelphia All Access, and Sixers’ related content was aired throughout the day on all platforms.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Serena says motherhood may make her better player

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Serena Williams of the US Jelena returns the ball to Ostapenko of Latvia during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTLook out, women’s tennis. Serena Williams isn’t quite back on tour, but she says she wants more Grand Slam titles and may be an even better player after becoming a mother.In an interview with Vogue magazine published Wednesday, Williams also recounts the harrowing medical ordeal she went through after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on September 1.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Medical ordealWilliams told Vogue she had an emergency cesarean section after the baby’s heart rate fell dangerously low during contractions.The surgery went well “and then everything went bad,” she said.Williams, who has a history of blood clots, suffered from shortness of breath the day after the birth and told her doctors she needed a CT scan.Several small blood clots were found in her lungs, and Williams was put on an anticoagulant.“I was like, listen to Dr. Williams!” she joked.More complications followed as intense coughing caused her C-section wound to open and a hematoma was found in her abdomen.After returning home, Williams said she was unable to get out of bed for six weeks.In the interview, Williams also discussed her rivalry with her older sister, Venus. “I know that her career might have been different if she had had my health,” Serena said. “I know how hard she works,” she said. “I hate playing her because she gets this look on her face where she just looks sad if she’s losing. Solemn. It breaks my heart.“So when I play her now, I absolutely don’t look at her, because if she gets that look, then I’ll start feeling bad, and the next thing you know I’ll be losing.“I think that’s when the turning point came in our rivalry, when I stopped looking at her,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img “It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25,” said the 36-year-old Williams.Williams, who married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at a star-studded wedding in New Orleans in November, said being a mother may boost her quest.“Actually, I think having a baby might help,” she said. “When I’m too anxious, I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born.“Knowing I’ve got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don’t have to play another match,” she said. “I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige.“I want them, but I don’t need them,” she said. “That’s a different feeling for me.”ADVERTISEMENT Williams, 36, played an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi in late December but pulled out of this month’s Australian Open, saying she was “super close” but not yet playing at the level needed to compete.She is now eyeing a return to the women’s tour at the Indian Wells tournament in March.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 folkWilliams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, told Vogue she is determined to win more major titles and surpass the record of 24 Slams held by Australia’s Margaret Court.“Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams,” she said. “I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments Paul’s season-high 37 leads Rockets over Blazers Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

San Beda to see action in Dubai basketball tilt

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coach Boyet Fernandez will still call the shots for the Red Lions and he will be joined by deputy Gino Manuel, liaison officer Joey de Jesus, statistician Benjie Berro, and physical therapist Mike Sunga.Also competing in the tournament are the United Arab Emirates national team, Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek, Lebanese teams Al-Riyadi, Homentmen, and Al-Hikma, AS Sale from Morocco, ES Radès from Tunisia, and Al-Nasr from Libya in the eight-day competition to be held at Al Ahli Sporting Club in UAE.Kiefer Ravena, Beau Belga, and Justin Brownlee led Mighty Sports-Philippines last year in the tournament where they finished with a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fishy tale as Olympic venues face uncertain future Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img “We got this rare invitation to join this prestigious tournament, and represent the country against the top teams in West Asia,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to learn from the tough competition. At the same time, it’s an honor to play in front of our fellow Filipinos in Dubai.”San Beda ruled the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament as it spoiled Lyceum’s bid for a perfect season and swept the Pirates in the Finals.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 folkRobert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and Kemark Cariño, all members of Gilas Pilipinas pool for the 2023 Fiba World Cup, will spearhead San Beda together with Cameroonian big men Donald Tankoua and Arnaud Noah, Nigerian high-flyer Eugene Toba, and holdovers AC Soberano, Clint Doliguez, Joe Presbitero, Franz Abuda, Calvin Oftana, Ben Adamos, Jeramer Cabanag, JB Bahio, and Radge Tongco.“Our young players will surely gain from this experience. We expect to come back home as a better team,” said Roque. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year PLAY LIST 01:09The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBack-to-back NCAA champion San Beda will be taking its act overseas as it will represent the country in the 29th Dubai International Basketball Tournament from January 19 to 26.Red Lions team manager Jude Roque on Friday said the team will participate in the 10-team tournament to begin their buildup for the NCAA Season 94 later this year.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

North Korea offers talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Officials from the rival Koreas met earlier this week in the border village of Panmunjom, their first talks in more than two years. At that meeting they agreed to hold military talks and send a North Korean delegation of officials, athletes, cheerleaders, journalists and others to the Olympics.The Unification Ministry said North Korea wanted to send a delegation headed by the director of the arts and performance bureau of the North’s culture ministry to next Monday’s talks. A conductor and two other officials from a North Korean orchestra will also be part of the delegation, the ministry said.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 folkSeparately, the International Olympic Committee has proposed a meeting on Jan. 20 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, involving the rival Koreas to discuss North Korea’s participation in Pyeongchang. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon during their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation’s athletes. (Korea Pool via AP)SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation’s athletes.Pyongyang wants talks on sending its athletes and other officials to the February Olympics to be held at a later date so that next Monday’s talks can focus primarily on the North Korean art troupe’s participation in the Games, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 2018 Jr. NBA Philippines targets 250,000 participants Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments LATEST STORIES 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Lakers scrape past Mavericks in OT

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Curry returns with 24 points, Warriors beat Raptors OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) signals to a teammate during an offensive possession against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — With a matinee game in the middle of a road trip, Dallas native Julius Randle had a rare opportunity to enjoy a night off in his hometown.He already had a good afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “He was just being a beast tonight,” Smith said. “Using his power all game, he was relentless. So it worked out pretty well for them.”Each team had a chance to win the game in final seconds of regulation.Barnes made a pull-up jumper in the paint to tie the game at 95 with 5.9 seconds remaining. The Lakers called a timeout but couldn’t get off a clean shot before the buzzer.“I told them going into overtime, ’All right, it’s time to regroup now,’” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “They made some tough shots (at the end of regulation), and now it’s time to refocus. We’ve been in overtime games before, and let’s take it possession by possession.”There were six ties and 12 lead changes in the game, and the Lakers turned it into a close game when they orchestrated a 15-3 run in the fourth quarter, erasing the 80-70 lead that Dallas had taken early in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Dirk Nowitzki.“We gave up the 10-point lead in the fourth, we obviously lost some defensive edge there,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “We just weren’t able to stop them. That was really it.”Los Angeles played most of the game without Brandon Ingram, who had four points in the first half before a sprained left ankle pulled him from the game.“It’s a mild ankle sprain, day-to-day. I think they took him back to get some X-rays. I don’t know that part of it, but he’s day-to-day right now,” Walton said. “We’re obviously hopeful that he’ll be able to get back with us because we need what he does out there on the court.”TIP-INSLakers: The Lakers’ four-game win streak comes after a season-worst, nine-game skid. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Mavericks: G Kyle Collingsworth was signed to a 10-day contract on Saturday. Collingsworth was originally signed to a two-way contract by Dallas on Dec. 19 but had been waived on Jan. 10 after playing in four games.DOUBLE-DOUBLEKuzma had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kuzma also had three assists and a steal in 36 minutes off the bench.MOVING UPNowitzki passed former Laker Jerry West with his 7,161st career free throw made in the second quarter, taking sole possession of sixth in NBA history. Nowitzki finished 3 for 4 from the line and now has 7,163 makes in his career. Michael Jordan ranks fifth all-time with 7,327 made free throws.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.Mavericks: Visit the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Randle had 23 points and 15 rebounds, including a follow shot late in overtime that helped the Los Angeles Lakers seal a 107-101 victory over the Mavericks on Saturday.“Yeah, I’m going to enjoy it for sure,” Randle said. “I’ve got my little man here, got my wife here, my family. I’m going to enjoy this night.”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 folkWith his team leading 104-101, Randle grabbed a rebound on Lonzo Ball’s missed jump shot and scored on the rebound with 18 seconds remaining, giving the Lakers a five-point lead they preserved to extend their winning streak to a season-best four games.“That’s a tough place to win, so it’s a good job getting this win on the road,” Randle said. 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals The Lakers (15-27) trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter, but battled back for their first win against the Mavericks in 15 tries and their first victory in Dallas since Feb. 24, 2013.“We just didn’t want to lose,” guard Jordan Clarkson said.Clarkson added 19 points, Kyle Kuzma had 18, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17.Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. had 23 points, 17 in the first half, as the Mavericks (15-29) had a two-game win streak snapped. Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews each had 17 points for Dallas.Randle scored six points in overtime, including a fadeaway shot with 2:35 remaining that gave the Lakers a 102-99 lead.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gallant stand fails to save Ceres

first_imgArriving in the city outside Beijing just 12 hours before kickoff due to visa issues, the Busmen showed no fear against the Chinese powerhouse—coping well, too, with the freezing conditions—and even had the match’s first big chance courtesy of Stephan Schrock.Released by a fine ball from Mike Ott, Schrock’s close-range effort was saved by Chinese keeper Zhang Lou in the 13th minute.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 folkThe Busmen looked the more threatening side in the early minutes, before the strong and powerful Modeste broke the deadlock with a header off a corner kick in the 19th minute.Ott also had a great chance five minutes after the restart when Zhang missed a clearance, before the ball fell to the diminutive Ceres winger, who couldn’t get power on the effort. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases A battling performance from Ceres-Negros wasn’t enough to overcome a star-studded Tianjin Quianjian side on Tuesday as the Busmen fell, 2-0, in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League playoff at Tianjin Olympic Stadium.French striker Anthony Modeste scored a goal in each half as Tianjin clinched a spot in the group stage, while relegating the Philippines Football League champions to the second-tier AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Katsuragawa back for Southwoods; Manotoc to miss seniors’ tourney OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Seven minutes later, Modeste made it 2-0, finishing clinically past Toni Doblas after picking up a through ball from Alexandre Pato.Ceres now shifts its attention to the AFC Cup, where the Busmen will face the winner of the playoff between Lao Toyotaand Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia in the group stage on Feb. 13 in Bacolod City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

D-League: Che’Lu-San Sebastian bucks slow start, stuns AMA

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 79 — R. Manalang 28, Bragais 16, Escalambre 13, Matillano 10, Porter 7, Paras 5, Antonares 0, Carpio 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, P. Manalang 0, Salonga 0.Quarters: 18-21, 35-39, 56-58, 83-79.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian recovered from a poor start and pulled off an 83-79 come-from-behind win over AMA Online Education Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.RK Ilagan shot 6-of-11 from threes as he provided the lift for the Revellers with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Samboy de Leon flexed his veteran know-how in the fourth quarter where he uncorked seven of his 21 markers that went with six boards and two dimes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Che’Lu-San Sebastian spoiled the rousing debut of new AMA playmaker Robbie Manalang, who poured 28 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the loss.Genmar Bragais also had 16 markers and 13 boards, while Carlo Escalambre got 13 points and five rebounds.The loss, which was the Titans’ third straight, also hurt more with Andre Paras spraining his right ankle with 5:56 left in the game.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 83 — Ilagan 22, De Leon 21, Calisaan 12, Batino 11, Bulanadi 8, Faundo 6, Jeruta 2, David 1, Costelo 0, Santos 0.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Coach Stevenson Tiu, however, saidChe’Lu-San Sebastian’s performance left a lot to be desired after the team fell behind 7-21.“We’re supposed to lose with the way we played the game,” he lamented. “Every game, we start slow. Whatever adjustment we do, that’s always the case.”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 folkLuckily for Tiu, Michael Calisaan, who also chipped in a double-double with his 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Alfred Batino, who got 11 markers and 11 boards, were solid down low to aid De Leon in the clutch and survive the Titans’ barrage.“We just decided to go to the veterans and thankfully, they responded,” he said of Revellers, who rose to 2-1. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track NCAA volleyball: Arellano caps off elims with nipping of San Sebastián Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Warriors hold off Kings

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “When we lose our guys get a little angry and then their talent takes over,” Kerr said. “Nothing magical about it.”It wasn’t easy keeping that streak going.Sacramento trailed by 14 before pulling to 89-88 with 7:55 remaining following three consecutive baskets by Buddy Hield.Omri Casspi stopped the slide for the Warriors with a driving layup, Draymond Green added a three-point play and Nick Young made a 3-pointer. Durant then scored the next 10 points for Golden State, including back-to-back 3s.The Warriors committed 25 turnovers but the Kings rarely took advantage and finished with 19 points off the miscues.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “It’s a lot of stuff that we can correct,” Durant said. “Stick to our fundamentals and we’ll cut those turnovers down. But for the most part I like where our defense was.”Curry added 23 points and six assists, Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Green had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Golden State.Both teams were playing the front end of back-to-back games.Durant, who missed an easy uncontested layup on a drive from the baseline, fueled the win despite sitting out much of the first half following Golden State’s slow start. He scored 15 points in the second quarter on 6-for-7 shooting, had a key three-point play early in the fourth and then helped the Warriors close out the win late.Zach Randolph had 18 points and seven rebounds, Justin Jackson scored 17 and De’Aaron Fox added 16 point and six assists for Sacramento.Joerger, who was called for a technical in the fourth quarter, returned after briefly dropping to his knees during Sunday’s game in San Antonio. Joerger missed the remainder of that game and did not coach in New Orleans on Thursday.“It was a good game,” Joerger said. “I was propping up my beverage over there to keep me hydrated.”DEEP AND DEEPERThe Warriors won another lopsided game despite being without Shaun Livingston (personal reasons), Jordan Bell (left ankle), Andre Igoudala (rest) and David West (rest).“That’s just the beauty of having a deep team,” Durant said. “We could give guys like (Kevon) Looney and Omri (Caspi) and Patty (McCaw) those minutes. It’s an opportunity for the young guys to step up. It’s only going to make us better as a group.” 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 TIP-INSWarriors: It wasn’t the crispest of games but it was a much better effort than Golden State had in their 129-99 loss to Utah. Most encouraging for Kerr’s team was that they rallied after falling behind by double digits early in the first, with the comeback coming while four of the starters were on the bench. That depth continues to be the Warriors best weapon.Kings: Sacramento had a chance to take control early in the game but couldn’t sustain the early momentum. The defense, which helped start the comeback in the fourth, fell apart late and allowed the Warriors to shoot 55 percent for the game.UP NEXTWarriors: At Denver on Saturday.Kings: Host Dallas on Saturday. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and matched his season-high with six 3-pointers, and the Warriors held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 119-104 on Friday night.“You can see the light at the end of the tunnel for a little refresher but at the end of day we’ve got work to do to get to that break so we have to find a way,” Curry said. “If we don’t build the right habits and have the right spirit around our team going into the break, that could carry over and you don’t want to have that kind of negative energy around the team.”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 folkThree nights after getting blown out in Utah while suffering their worst loss of the season, the Warriors looked a little sluggish early before pulling away to even the season series with Sacramento and give coach Steve Kerr his 248th career victory.Golden State also improved to 11-0 in games following losses while spoiling Sacramento coach Dave Joeger’s return to the bench. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry go for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Stephen Curry said it’s understandable that the Golden State Warriors are easing up a bit as the All-Star break approaches.The two-time NBA MVP also realizes it’s critical that the defending champs push through the tough times.ADVERTISEMENT NU recovers, beats Adamson in season opener View commentslast_img read more