Pelicans’ Holiday playing with ‘rage’ after finding peace

first_imgCarpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I know what type of player he’s been since he’s been here, but I think this has been a great year for him,” Davis said. “People are really starting to notice.”Davis and fellow teammates have been particularly amused by the transformation of Holiday’s on-court persona, and won’t say a word to discourage it.Holiday has rarely been all that animated on the court or much of a trash talker. But against Portland his gesticulations — or his eagerness to sprint into scuffles under the basket — were impossible to miss.“I have no idea where that came from, talking smack to the fans. I’ve never seen it,” Davis said. “I love it. If he can keep getting 40 for us then I’ll make him mad every game.On a more serious note, Davis added, “I think everybody just recognized the type of team that we have and realized that we can be something special, so it just brings a lot out in everybody.”Veteran guard Rajon Rondo, long known to exchange verbal barbs with opponents, grinned when he recalled Holiday pointing at Jusuf Nurkic after Davis had dunked on the Portland center in Game 3.“It’s just a different side of him. He’s playing with a lot of rage,” Rondo said. “He’s overlooked a lot. What he’s doing now, the world’s finally seeing the real Jrue Holiday and I love every minute of it.“He’s still a smooth player,” Rondo continued. “But when he has a mentality of attacking and no one can stay in front of him and he can score against anyone, I think that’s when we’re at our best.” ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ “I got a bonus this year, so that’s awesome,” Holiday added, drawing some chuckles as he referred to his whopping, five-year, $126 million contract last offseason. “I mean, yeah. I feel pretty good.”Once upon a time, Holiday was a young Eastern Conference All-Star guard with Philadelphia who seemed to possess a world of potential. A draft-day trade in 2013 paired him with emerging star big man Anthony Davis in New Orleans, but during the next four years, one thing or another conspired against him.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 crownDuring his first season with the Pelicans, he developed a stress fracture in his lower leg that required surgery, but one of the screws used to repair the fracture became an irritant, forcing additional procedures. That wiped out much of his first two seasons. He returned on minute restrictions in his third season and showed promise, only to have that campaign cut short by a fluky eye injury caused by an inadvertent elbow to the head.Holiday was finally healthy heading into his fourth season in New Orleans — but his wife, former U.S. Soccer star Lauren Holiday, was not. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant with the couple’s first child, and Holiday took an extended leave of absence to attend to family. FILE – In this April 21, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday gestures during the first half of Game 4 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans. “I’m in a really good place. Everything in my life is pretty good–family, basketball, financially,” Holiday began after practice this week, as the Pelicans prepared for a second-round playoff match-up with Golden State.“I got a bonus this year, so that’s awesome,” Holiday added, drawing some chuckles as he referred to his whopping, five-year, $126 million contract last offseason. “I mean, yeah. I feel pretty good.” (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld, File)NEW ORLEANS — If it looks like the normally low-key Jrue Holiday has been having the time of his life in the NBA playoffs — from interacting fans after big shots to, in one instance, mocking an opponent who’d been dunked on — the Pelicans’ guard offers an explanation.“I’m in a really good place. Everything in my life is pretty good — family, basketball, financially,” Holiday began after practice this week, as the Pelicans prepared for a second-round playoff match-up with Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Like GlobalPort, Pringle gets back up and breaks out of slump Now the 6-foot-4 Holiday looks reinvigorated by a recent convergence of positive trends in his life.In addition to being content with his family life and career trajectory, he’s also about as healthy as he’s been in half a decade, and his team is in the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Now he can focus purely on winning, and being as feisty as it takes to do so.“I always feel like I’m aggressive, but (playoff) games are a little different where you can key in on a certain team and be able to study them for a long time because you know you have at least four games,” Holiday explained. “Mentally, just locking in to the matchup or the schemes or whatever it is, brings out a little more intensity.”Holiday was a big reason the sixth-seeded Pelicans swept third-seeded Portland in the first round of the postseason. He scored 33 points in Game 2 and 41 points in the clinching Game 4. His performances have been dynamic. He’s made big perimeter shots, such as his late 3 in Game 4, and he’s been a strong finisher at the rim — a big reason he shot about 57 percent for the series.Defensively, he helped hold Portland All-Star guard Damian Lillard in check and came up with pivotal, late-game steals or blocks.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bickerstaff: Grizzlies will rebound from 60-loss season

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Wallace also noted the Grizzlies shouldn’t have similar struggles next season.Veteran guard Mike Conley should be healthy again after injuries to his left heel and Achilles tendon caused him to play just 12 games this year. Memphis’ poor performance this season also assures the Grizzlies an early pick in the NBA draft to join a nucleus that includes Conley and 33-year-old center Marc Gasol.“Starting next year, we want to get back in the playoffs again and be a relevant team that’s pushing to win the Western Conference and go on,” Wallace said. “We think we’re well equipped to get back in again. We get Mike Conley healthy. Marc Gasol still has many good years in front of him. We’ve got a number of young players that have come on to develop. We’re going to have a top-five pick. We’re going to be able to use a midlevel exception.“We’ve got a lot of tools to work with, and a lot of the heavy lifting has already been done.”Bickerstaff, 39, is happy to have an entire offseason to prepare for his assignment, a luxury he didn’t have in his previous head coaching stints.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES FILE – In this March 24, 2018, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies have decided to take the interim tag off and keep J.B. Bickerstaff around as their head coach.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff believes he can make the franchise competitive immediately with a quick recovery from a 60-loss season.That’s what his boss expects as well.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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We’re going into it with an optimistic view and we’re planning on success,” Bickerstaff said Wednesday, one day after having the interim tag removed from his title . “We’re planning on a playoff run. There’s no doubt about it.”The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that Bickerstaff would remain their head coach after he worked the last 63 games of Memphis’ 2017-18 season on an interim basis. Bickerstaff began the 2017-18 season as an associate head coach on the staff of David Fizdale, who was fired in late November .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 crownMemphis went 15-48 under Bickerstaff and finished the season 22-60 , posting the second-worst record in the NBA and ending a string of seven straight playoff appearances. General manager Chris Wallace said he was encouraged by Bickerstaff’s approach during a season derailed by injuries.“You learn a great deal about people in adversity, much more than watching them while they’re winning,” Wallace said. “J.B. was given a very difficult task this year when he took over as interim head coach and guided us through some very choppy waters. He kept the team together through very difficult times.” Celtics’ Brown 1 of many injuries impacting NBA playoffs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ He went 37-34 as the Houston Rockets’ interim coach in 2015-16 after Kevin McHale was fired. Then came the interim assignment with Memphis this season. Now he finally gets all the advantages that come with starting a season as a head coach.“You truly can’t imagine how free and open and clear my mind is now because you have an opportunity to prepare,” said Bickerstaff, the son of former longtime NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff. “You truly can’t imagine how free and open and clear my mind is now because you have an opportunity to prepare. In any situation that you’re going into, especially a high-pressure situation, the most important thing you want to do is have a moment to chart out your journey.”Bickerstaff said Conley and Gasol give the Grizzlies a pair of “All-Star-caliber bookends” that make Memphis’ roster different from the typical lottery team. Bickerstaff also praised the way forward JaMychal Green has established himself in the NBA and noted the way younger players such as Jarell Martin, Andrew Harrison and Dillon Brooks developed during a trying season.He expects Conley to come back with something to prove after an injury-riddled season.“People have kind of forgotten just how good Mike really is,” Bickerstaff said.Bickerstaff Bickerstaff hopes the ball-handling abilities of Harrison, MarShon Brooks, Wayne Selden and Chandler Parsons could enable Conley to play off the ball on occasion next season. Parsons has dealt with his own injury issues, as he’s played a total of 70 games in two seasons with Memphis.“We’d like to put (Conley) in more situations where he’s a secondary ball handler or a secondary playmaker, and the defense has shifted and all 10 eyes defensively aren’t just keyed in on him,” Bickerstaff said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Balkman puts negativity behind ahead of 2nd PBA stint with San Miguel

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Balkman had a heated altercation with Santos and subsequently choked his teammate during a Commissioner’s Cup game against Alaska, a match that Petron lost 83-73, back in 2013.Then-commissioner Chito Salud then banned Balkman from the PBA, on top of a P250,000 fine, but that ruling was then overturned five years later by current commissioner Willie Marcial. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As World Cup approaches, a budding team has no opponents Balkman, though, was able to redeem his image with Alab Pilipinas and helped the club to the Asean Basketball League title a few days before getting his ban lifted.And as for his relationship with Santos, Balkman said they have patched things up and now share the same goal of getting the Commissioner’s Cup title.“Arwind’s my guy, and to everybody out there we hashed it a long time ago and we’re teammates again,” said Balkman. “We have the same focus, the same goal, the same mentality and that’s winning a championship.”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 fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ But five years after the incident, the Puerto Rican international said what happened between him and Santos was all in the past.“I’m here now, negativity is what happened in the past and that is all over now,” said Balkman Thursday at Acropolis Club House. “We’re here to win games and we’re trying to win championships. I’m being positive about everything.”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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s the start of Renaldo Balkman’s redemption in the PBA and he’ll do it with the same team he spent his first stint with.Balkman was practically exiled from the Philippines’ premier basketball league when he got banned in 2013 following a choking incident with teammate Arwind Santos when San Miguel was still known as the Petron Blaze Boosters.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

PVL: Pocari-Air Force steadies course, trips Iriga-Navy

first_imgLady Warriors head coach Jasper Jimenez tipped his hat off to the Lady Oragons for taking care of the second set but he did praise his team for showing the resiliency in the third and fourth sets.“The other team really stepped up in the second set but my team held its own in the third and fourth sets,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “We need to win the next three games, it’s win or win for us.”Love put up 25 points to lead the Lady Warriors while Pablo added 13.Madeline Palmer and Panaga also finished in double digits with 13 and 10 points, respectively,Macy Ubben and Lauren Whyte had 15 points apiece for the Iriga-Navy.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Warriors, who have yet to chalk two consecutive wins, improved to a 2-2 record while the Lady Oragons dropped their second straight game to move to 1-2.Pocari went straight to work in the fourth set, eager to erase the bitter taste of that disappointing second set, and put up an 8-2 lead at the start of the period.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 crownAlthough the Lady Oragons managed to get to 14-10, the Lady Warriors were quick to retaliate with a 6-1 run that Jeanette Panaga and Arielle Love punctuated with a block on Iriga-Navy captain Grazielle Bombita for the 20-11 lead.Skipper Myla Pablo then gave the Lady Warriors a 10-point lead, 23-13, with an off-the-block kill then she followed it up with another similar spike to end the match. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PSL beach volley: Petron’s Rondina-Pons duo start title-defense bid Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pocari-Air Force cruised to stable altitude and turned back Iriga-Navy, 25-8, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

WORLD CUP: Balanced Brazil reduces dependence on Neymar

first_imgNeymar, who missed the humiliating match against Germany because of injury, has had to recover from a broken foot that kept him out for three months before the trip to Russia.But there isn’t such a reliance now on the world’s most expensive player. In six games without Neymar, Brazil still won four times, including a friendly against Germany in Berlin in March.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“He will be missed by any team,” Brazil defender Thiago Silva said, “but not having him sometimes helps us consolidate the style we want.”Indeed, the Brazilians head into the World Cup looking more balanced and with a range of top players available in every position. They were so dominant in South American qualifying that they would still have secured first place without the points secured in six games under Dunga before the coach was fired. A former pupil of defense-minded Luiz Felipe Scolari — the 2002 World Cup-winning coach who also presided over the Germany match — Tite has grown into a fan of Carlo Ancelotti and his well-balanced teams. The two have exchanged ideas since 2014.Detractors say Tite’s teams are low scoring and that he charms players and journalists into sparing him from criticism. But his title streak at Corinthians from 2011-15 underscores his credentials for the national team job.GOALKEEPERSAlisson Becker wasn’t a household name in Brazil when he started wearing the No. 1 jersey two years ago. Now a starter for Roma, the 25-year-old Becker’s admirers include Italy great Gianluigi Buffon.Alisson’s skills with both hands and feet made Tite relegate Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson to the bench. He is now being linked with a move to a leading club, including Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea.The third option is Tite’s most trusted player in the position, Corinthians goalkeeper Cassio.DEFENDERSIn 12 South American World Cup qualifiers under Tite, Brazil conceded only three goals.The coach would have preferred to play with a solid back four featuring Paris Saint-Germain duo Dani Alves and Marquinhos, Inter Milan’s Miranda and Real Madrid’s Marcelo. But Alves will miss the World Cup because of injury and will be replaced by Manchester City defender Danilo.At the pre-World Cup training camp, Tite decided to move PSG central defender Thiago Silva to Marquinhos’ place. Brazil should be even more dangerous in Russia if Neymar, who sustained the injury playing for Paris Saint-Germain in February, is fully fit.“Skill wise, he is already the best player in the world,” Brazil great Pele said. “This is his time to shine.”Here’s a closer look at the Brazil team:COACHIn less than two years on the job, Adenor Leonardo Bachi — better known as Tite — has turned Brazil from a flop into a title favorite.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus, right, heads the ball, as teammates Marcelo, center, Neymar, right, and Casemiro look on, during a training session in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Brazil will face Switzerland on June 17 in the group E for the soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)SAO PAULO  — Brazil is still shaking off the embarrassment of losing to Germany 7-1 in its home World Cup.Since Tite took over as coach in 2016, the five-time world champions have become a winning machine again and were the first to qualify for Russia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments At least a split for TNT 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 Brazil will have its base in Sochi despite playing no games near the Black Sea resort. The team will face Switzerland on Sunday in its Group E opener in Rostov-on-Don and then play Costa Rica on June 22 in St. Petersburg and Serbia on June 27 in Moscow.SQUADGoalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians)Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Pedro Geromel (Gremio), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid)Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Paulinho (Barcelona), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Fred (Manchester United), Fernandinho (Manchester City)Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Willian (Chelsea), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The three other reserves, right back Fagner, defender Pedro Geromel and left back Filipe Luis, are clearly lagging behind the starters.MIDFIELDERSPhilippe Coutinho could replace Renato Augusto, who plays at Chinese club Beijing Guoan and is returning from injury, as the playmaker.If that happens, Coutinho’s position on the left could be filled by Chelsea midfielder Willian. Fred is also in contention to start if he recovers from an ankle injury.A more defensive variation would see Fernandinho, who plays with Premier League champion Manchester City, take Augusto’s place. While Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro offers protection to the defense, Barcelona rival Paulinho is a box-to-box player who also provides goals.FORWARDSIf Neymar isn’t fit for the World Cup, Tite may have to resort to using Willian or Douglas Costa, who is also returning from injury, in his place.While Gabriel Jesus was Brazil’s top scorer in qualifying, the Man City player faces competition from Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino.Tite lacks an old-fashioned center forward, so he chose a speedier player, Shahktar Donetsk’s Taison, for the bench.GROUP GAMES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Sol Mercado thinks Paul Lee elbow not on purpose, hopes injury just a bruise

first_imgMOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “If you could see it’s kind of like red, black, and blue,” said Mercado, who had four points and three steals. “Hopefully, it’s just a bruise and not anything more than that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Work gets tougher for Tenorio, Ginebra after big win over Magnolia PBA IMAGESSol Mercado has suffered injuries in the most of unfortunate of timings throughout his career.He once sprained his ankle during the 2017 Governors’ Cup finals and his latest setback could potentially affect Barangay Ginebra’s push for a playoff spot in the Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mercado said he suffered a bruised rib after taking an inadvertent elbow from Paul Lee in Ginebra’s game against Magnolia Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I got elbowed in the rib by Paul, I don’t think he did it on purpose,” said Mercado, who left the game with 5:02 left. “He just swung, and when it happened I had a hard time breathing so I got scared.”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 crownMercado was initially told to go to the Ginebra locker room immediately after the incident but the pain prevented him from doing so.Ginebra is in ninth in the standings with a 3-5 record and the team has to win all of its remaining games if it hopes to put up a strong chance of getting to the quarterfinals. View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Seismologists clarify Mexico soccer fans didn’t cause quake

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina A geological institute reported Sunday that seismic detectors had registered a false earthquake that may have been generated by “massive jumps” by fans.READ: Mexico shakes with excitement over Germany World Cup winFEATURED 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 crownMexico’s Seismological Service explained Monday that the city’s normal bustle of traffic and other movement causes vibrations that are detected by sensitive instruments.It says those vibrations notably quieted during the match as people gathered in front of TVs to watch, and rose after the goal. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial A reporter and fans are covered in foam during the celebration of Mexico’s 2018 World Cup win over Germany at the Angel of Independence in Mexico City, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mexico won it’s first match against Germany 1-0. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s National Seismological Service says there was seismic activity around the country’s capital Sunday, but it wasn’t linked to soccer fans celebrating their country’s game-winning goal vs. Germany at the World Cup.The service says in a report that there were two small earthquakes at 10:24 a.m. and 12:01 p.m. The goal came around 11:35 a.m. local time.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group memberlast_img read more

PBA: Ginebra gets spot in top 6 after thumping Globalport

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Barangay Ginebra bagged a spot in the top six in the quarterfinals after turning back Globalport, 116-98 in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT And part of Ginebra’s success was Scottie Thompson limiting Stanley Pringle to force shots from deep.Pringle, who finished with 14 points, only had one field goal worth two points with 10 of his 11 shot attempts all coming from beyond the three-point arc.Brownlee’s 36 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists led the Gin Kings while Joe Devance added 16 points.Apart from locking down Pringle, Thompson finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.Malcolm White had 19 points and nine boards for the Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PayMaya overcomes BanKo to complete PVL finals cast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Gin Kings are assured of a best-of-three playoffs series with a 6-5 record while the Batang Pier, who settled for eighth place, will have to battle through a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the next roundGinebra wasted no time establishing its strength building a 58-45 lead at the end of the first half after Justin Brownlee’s buzzer-beating layup to cap off the Gin Kings’ 13-5 run in the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Gin Kings suffocated GlobalPort on defense, forcing the Batang Pier to turn the ball over 23 times, 16 of which coming from Ginebra steals.“I thought we scored well, we hit shots, but I thought we created a lot of offense off our defense and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone as his team won their fifth straight game.center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Lakers give LeBron a good show, make NBA Summer League semis

first_imgHead coach Tyronn Lue (L) of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers after a quarterfinal game of the 2018 NBA Summer League between the Lakers and the Detroit Pistons at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS  — The Los Angeles Lakers put on a good show for LeBron James.With James in attendance , the defending NBA Summer League champions cruised back into the semifinals, beating the Detroit Pistons 101-78 on Sunday.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 James wore gold Lakers shorts in watching the Lakers improve to 5-0. He left as his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, were preparing for their quarterfinal game against Toronto.The Cavaliers won that game and will meet the Lakers in the semifinals Monday.Sunday’s games:LAKERS 101, PISTONS 78LeBron James is in the building in Vegas. #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/9qicl26Ru7ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk scored 19 points and Josh Hart added 18 for the Lakers, who shot out to a 33-14 lead after one quarter inside UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.LeBron watching his new squad! #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/xpP96MchQbFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— NBA Summer League (@NBASummerLeague) July 15, 2018 — NBA (@NBA) July 15, 2018Jeff Ayres had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers.Former lottery pick Henry Ellenson finished a solid stint in Las Vegas with 22 points for the Pistons (3-3). Second-round pick Bruce Brown added 11 but was a woeful 3 for 17 from the field, missing all six 3-pointers.CAVALIERS 82, RAPTORS 68John Holland scored 23 points and No. 8 overall pick Collin Sexton had 18 points and six assists for the Cavaliers (5-1).The No. 12-seeded Cavaliers broke open the game by outscoring the Raptors 21-4 in the third quarter, when Toronto went 2 for 20 from the field and missed all 11 3-pointers.Chris Boucher scored 18 points for the 29th-seeded Raptors (2-4), who rested OG Anunoby. Malachi Richardson and Alfonzo McKinnie each added 14 points but combined to shoot 10 for 29. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Djokovic: My son inspired Wimbledon triumph ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

LeBron to make Lakers debut at Portland, returns to Cleveland in November

first_imgThe Lakers will host Houston on Oct. 20 at Staples Center. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The league is starting the season earlier in its push to limit the number of back-to-back games with teams averaging just 13.3 back-to-backs, a drop of 31 percent from 2014-15 when the average was 19.3 per team.No team will play four games in five days for a second straight season and for the first time ever no team will play eight games in a 12-day span.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 🦁 pic.twitter.com/cRq0o35GuG— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 9, 2018NEW YORK — LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’James, meanwhile, will make his Los Angeles Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18 and play before home fans for the first time two days later.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing the league’s national TV schedule.The regular season tips off Oct. 16 with Philadelphia visiting Boston and Oklahoma City at Golden State. The season concludes April 10.Defending champion Golden State will play Houston for the first time since their Western Conference final went seven games on Nov. 15, while Toronto visits San Antonio on Jan. 3 in the first game between the teams since their big deal swapping DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard.Utah and Orlando will play in Mexico City on Dec. 15, while the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards will play the NBA’s ninth regular-season game in London on Jan. 17.For the 20th straight year, the Lakers will play on Christmas Day, traveling to face the defending champion Golden State Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets defending champ Zverevlast_img read more