New stadium, new clocks make for a new-look US Open

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But it was yet another obstacle for Stephens, along with the new types of noise.“Between that and the shot clock, I got so much going on on the court,” she said. “I’m trying to manage, like, eight different things. Oh, God, just relax a bit.”There were some benefits to Armstrong, though. Andy Murray noticed them while winning the second official match on the new court after top-ranked Simona Halep was upset in the opener.“I think it’s a bit easier to play on than the old Armstrong,” he said. “It’s a little bit more sheltered from the wind, although, you know, you can get a breeze in there. It’s kind of, before it used to swirl a lot in the old Armstrong. Now it’s sort of, it blows but tends to go in one direction.“Also, it’s shaded from quite early on in the day, which is nice for the players and also, I think, the people watching, as well, for the fans.”Following the victories by Murray and Stephens, there was a separate Armstrong night session for the first time, featuring two matches.Victoria Azarenka won the opener of that session in her return to the U.S. Open, where she hadn’t played since giving birth to her son in 2016. She said she hated playing on the old Armstrong, so she was delighted to try something new in at a tournament where everything from the logo to the chair umpires’ furniture has changed following a five-year, $600 million project that remade the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.“Not necessarily a new place,” she said, “but definitely an upgraded one.” Like the noticeable movement of fans to and from the concession stands along the concourse of the 14,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof. Patrons can see the action from the concourse, and they gathered in large numbers until they were allowed back to their seats during changeovers.Except for the times when they didn’t wait at all.Not that it was just the foot traffic. For Stephens, it felt like planes, trains and automobiles.“There was a lot going on, like I said, between the airplanes and the subway behind the court, the concessions being in the lower bowl, and people walking in the games at, like, 2-all, 3-all,” she said. “There’s just a lot going on.”The serve clocks are being used for the first time in a Grand Slam as a way to speed up the pace of play. The clocks are mounted on the walls toward the corners, not particularly noticeable for fans or even for fast-playing players. American Sam Querrey said he rarely even looks at the clocks because he’s used to serving well within the 25-second limit.ADVERTISEMENT Evgeniya Rodina, of Russia, foreground, and Sloane Stephens warm-up to play in Louis Armstrong Stadium during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens came back to a whole new U.S. Open.From a rebuilt stadium to a revamped schedule, Flushing Meadows had quite a different look.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Guiao looking at Cabagnot, Slaughter, Lassiter for Fiba qualifiers DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew More second looks, too: For the first time in any Grand Slam tournament, there was electric line calling on all courts.Throw in new serve clocks and the changes provided some new challenges for Stephens on Monday as she opened her title defense with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Evgenia Rodina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’That match was played in the new Louis Armstrong Stadium, with obstacles she didn’t face last year when her final few matches were in Arthur Ashe Stadium.“It was fun to play first day on a brand-new stadium court,” Stephens said. “But there was a lot happening.”center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Pacquiao to Arum: I’ll see you in court

first_imgPacquiao turns 40 on Dec. 17 while Crawford will be 31 by Sept. 28.Pacquiao and Top Rank agreed last March 27 for Arum’s outfit to air the fight with an 85-15 split of the revenues.Pacquiao’s legal team already wrote Top Rank to demand payment but the latter has refused to address the issue, according to the Filipino ring icon.Meanwhile, British welterweight Amir Khan, a possible Pacquiao foe, continued his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas in Birmingham on Saturday.Khan wants to take on either fellow Englishman Kell Brook or Pacquiao next.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The eight-division world champion is also seeking legal remedies from what he perceives as Top Rank’s ploy to scuttle the remaining fights of his career.Pacquiao’s legal team, according to his publicist Aquiles Zonio, is preparing the documents needed to file the cases against Top Rank and several other individuals.The development did not only put another wrench on Pacquiao’s relationship with Top Rank, which reached its peak during his glory days as the top pound-for-pound fighter several years ago.It also jeopardized Top Rank’s risky plan to pit the 39-year-old Pacquiao against current welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who is much younger.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao alleged that Top Rank, led by its flamboyant boss Bob Arum, is contractually bound to pay him the equivalent of 85 percent of the TV earnings when the fight was shown in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico via ESPN+. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA execs tenures set for review, revisions LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File PhotoManny Pacquiao’s already strained relationship with former promotional firm Top Rank took a turn for the worse.The boxing legend took time off his duties as a senator to threaten Top Rank with lawsuits for failing to remit his share of the television earnings from his fight with Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last July 15.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Real Madrid more of a team without Ronaldo, says Bale

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Obviously it’s going to be a little different from having such a big player there,” Bale told British newspaper the Daily Mail.“It’s maybe a bit more relaxed, yes. I suppose there is more of a team, more working as one unit rather than one player.”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 ChrissFired by his anger at being left out of the starting line-up in Zinedine Zidane’s last match in charge of Madrid, Bale came off the bench to score twice in last season’s Champions League final to beat Liverpool 3-1.However, it is Ronaldo’s goals that have led Real to so much success on the continent in recent times. The Portuguese has been the competition’s top scorer for the past six seasons.But ahead of their Champions League opener against last season’s semi-finalists Roma on Wednesday, Bale insists Real can be even better this season.“We can be even better again,” he added. “Another start and another challenge. We’re ready for it.”The strained relationship between Bale and Zidane may have led to the Welshman looking for an exit this summer had the French coach not decided to bow out after winning a third straight Champions League in just two and a half years in charge.Bale avoided the question of whether new boss Julen Lopetegui is a better manager than the French great, but accepts Lopetegui’s command of English has made it easier to communicate.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nagoya trips Yulon in Asia League Terrific 12 opener Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Isco (C) celebrates with Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENEGareth Bale has won four Champions Leagues in five years at Real Madrid, but believes the Spanish giants can be even better in their quest for a 14th European crown despite the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo.Bale has shone in the spotlight since Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus, scoring in all of Real’s opening three La Liga wins and providing the equalizer for Isco in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “Obviously it helps,” said Bale. “In Spanish I can talk but maybe not go into that amount of detail with them that I would need to.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Madrid earns 88.6M euros in Champions League prize money

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img A year ago, runner-up Juventus topped the list with 110.4 million euros (then $130.4 million). Quarterfinalist Leicester picked up almost 81.7 million euros (then $96.5 million) and champion Madrid earned 81 million euros (then $95.7 million).Organizer UEFA awarded a basic 12.7 million euros ($14.5 million) to each of the 32 teams that reached the Champions League group stage in each of the last two seasons, plus bonuses for results and a share of the TV rights money.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 ChrissOf the group-stage clubs, Qarabag’s 16.8 million euros ($19.2 million) was the lowest share of the almost 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) available in the prize fund.A complex formula gives teams a share of broadcast deals covering their home country and allows domestic champions to earn more than second to fourth-place sides. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema walks on the pitch during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Real Madrid CF and FC Viktoria Plzen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 23, 2018. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)MADRID — Champions League winner Real Madrid earned 88.6 million euros ($101.2 million) in prize money from UEFA last season, while beaten finalist Liverpool pocketed 81.2 million euros ($92.7 million).Semifinalist Roma received the second highest windfall of 83.8 million euros ($95.7 million) because it picked up a bigger share of the TV rights money.ADVERTISEMENT Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Phil Younghusband chases dream AFC stint

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phil Younghusband. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor all his achievements in the international level, Phil Younghusband has yet to actually play in the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Cup since the country’s top clubs were awarded spots in the continental competition four years ago.The country’s top international scorer with 51 goals hopes that will change on Saturday when he leads the Davao Aguilas against Kaya Makati in the finals of the Copa Paulino Alcantara set at 5 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES “I don’t want to be remembered as a player who did well just for the national team,” said Younghusband.Ceres-Negros, Global Cebu and Kaya have represented the country in the competition, but Younghusband, along with older brother James who joined Davao from Meralco last year, has yet to play in the event for champions in the domestic league.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 ChrissDavao reached the final with a 5-0 drubbing of JPV Marikina. MOST READ Robert Bolick looks to end San Beda career with a bang Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Lions close in on NC crown

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Pirates trimmed the gap to just 10 in the dying seconds with the outcome already settled.“We feel sorry for CJ and Lyceum, but for sure they will come back stronger,” said Fernandez.“They (Lyceum) lost their No. 1 scorer. Lyceum with or without CJ is still capable of beating our team and we only achieved winning Game 1. This is just buffer for us going into Game 2. I have so much respect for Lyceum that’s why I hope it’s a wake-up call for the team we cannot really relax.”Mike Nzeusseu finished with 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino chipped in 13 points each for the Pirates, who also lost to San Beda in the finals last year.But Pirates coach Topex Robinson remained defiant in defeat, pointing to their second-half performance as an encouraging sign as they await Perez’s return on Monday’s Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “There’s still a lot of fight left in us,” said Robinson. “We’re excited to have CJ back in Game 2.”Bolick also issued nine of San Beda’s 19 assists as the Lions had 11 players on the scoreboard. The mercurial guard vowed they’ll be ready for the Pirates’ fightback.“We love to compete,” said Bolick. “So they’ll just have to bring it on. We will not back down until we win that championship.”Set to be awarded as MVP of the juniors division on Monday, Joel Cagulangan powered La Salle Green Hills to a 74-69 triumph over Mapua in Game 1 of their best-of-three finals series.Meanwhile, Nigerian center Prince Eze of Perpetual emerged as the league’s runaway MVP.It will mark the first time in four years that a player from Perpetual Help won the MVP after Scottie Thompson pulled off the feat in 2014.Joining Eze in the mythical five are Donald Tankoua of San Beda, Bolick, Mocon and Bong Quinto of Letran.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A series that was expected to go down the wire until one of the protagonists’ best player was frozen by a suspension could turn out to be a quick coronation for San Beda.Unrelenting even after a strong start, the defending champion Red Lions pounced on the absence of CJ Perez to overwhelm the Lyceum Pirates, 73-60, on Tuesday and move on the cusp of the NCAA Season 94 seniors’ crown at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Graduating stars Javee Mocon and Robert Bolick spearheaded the Lions’ charge, but the absence of Perez due to suspension was clearly felt by Pirates, who looked out of sync in the first two quarters.Perez, last season’s Most Valuable Player, was suspended in Game 1 for not seeking the league’s permission in writing when he applied for the PBA Draft last week. The decision was handed down by the league only late Tuesday, leaving the Pirates in a bind.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“Even without CJ, we only beat them just by 13 points,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “But I credit the players for showing up today.”The Lions held the Pirates to just 22 points on 35 percent shooting in the first half, before extending their lead to 27 points in the second half. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Moving on, sneaking back LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Coach Sangiao’s sacrifices, hard work pave way for Team Lakay’s success

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clarkson, Hood help Cavaliers hand 76ers first home loss Sangiao had a promising mixed martial arts career going on a 7-2 start but he decided to hang up his gloves in 2010 to cultivate Benguet’s new breed of fighters.“When I see these belts, I know that my sacrifice was worth it and I feel that I’m also a champion,” said Sangiao in Filipino.Of the 11 world champion in ONE, four fighters are under Team Lakay and Sangiao was there to guide Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio to their respective titles.“I decided eight years ago and I’m a positive guy so I don’t regret my decision to retire and I’m very happy with it,” said Sangiao.Folayang said the stable’s success was borne out of the team members’ camaraderie with each other.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “This is unity, just like the Philippines if we all unite we will produce even more golds,” said Folayang (21-6). “We helped each other, and if we have the same vision we will excel in those areas.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Lakay now has four current ONE world champions after Eduard Folayang regained the lightweight title following a unanimous decision win over Singapore’s Amir Khan in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMark Sangiao’s ONE Championship dynasty is complete.With Eduard Folayang capturing his second ONE world lightweight belt, Benguet’s iconic Team Lakay now owns four of the promotion’s titles and it’s thanks in large part to the guidance of Sangiao, who had to give up his own mixed martial arts career for the benefit of his students.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ The 39-year-old Sangiao pioneered Team Lakay from a humble gym wherein wushu athletes trained to hone their skills to, arguably, the best stable in Asia.“Coach should also have a belt,” said Folayang in Filipino after he beat Singapore’s Amir Khan via unanimous decision at the Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We have a good team, a good coach, and brilliant people who support us.”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 ChrissAlthough Folayang, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday, is just four years younger than Sangiao, but the way he calls his coach bears of utmost respect as if he’s talking to someone much older and wiser than him.Folayang could simply call Sangiao “Mark” but the way he addresses Team Lakay’s patriarch is borne out of the sacrifice the latter made for the stable. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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

ABL: Alab Pilipinas wins again, downs Singapore Slingers

first_imgFILE – Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alab Pilipinas kept its hot streak going after turning back the Singapore Slingers, 77-71, in the 9th Asean Basketball League Season Sunday night at Caloocan Sports Complex.Puerto Rican reinforcements PJ Ramos and Renaldo Balkman and reigning two-time Local MVP Ray Parks shone anew for Alab, which improved its league-best record to 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No. 18 Arizona State knocks off top-ranked Kansas MOST READ 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The 7-foot-3 Ramos was literally and figuratively head and shoulders above the competition as he finished with 26 points, 17 rebounds and five assists while Balkman did damage on both ends with 20 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.Parks showed why he’s one of the top picks in the 2018 PBA Draft with 18 points, six rebounds and three steals.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 ChrissThe Slingers stayed in striking distance and didn’t go down without a fight.Alab, however, just had too much firepower with Ramos and Balkman leading the way as Singapore dropped to 5-3. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

No. 1 Simona Halep back in action at Sydney International

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Soccer star Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication She will start the season without a coach after Australian Darren Cahill said in November he wanted to spend more time with his family. Cahill, who has spent the past four years with Halep, is taking a 12-month break.The 27-year-old Halep said she will not consider a new coach for at least the next few months.″(He) was a very big part of my career and I want to thank him for that,” she said. “Together we won the Grand Slam that we always wished for. It’s going to be tough, I’m sure. … but he decided this and I fully understood because family comes first always.”With a bye in the first round in Sydney, Halep will meet either Jelena Ostapenko or Ashleigh Barty in the second round before a possible quarterfinal against Karolina Pliskova.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? And while the injury didn’t require surgery, Halep, who has previously battled similar injuries during her junior years, has spent much of the past three months off the court.“It was very scary because it was below the back, so it’s always dangerous. But I had treatment at home,” Halep said while sailing around Sydney Harbour on Sunday.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“I rested for about six weeks and I did nothing, just exercises for the back. I didn’t have pain while I was practicing this period, off-season. So now I feel confident and it’s OK. But I need to see during the official match.”Halep got off to a strong start last year, reaching the Australian Open final (losing to Caroline Wozniacki) and claiming her first Grand Slam title in Paris (beating Sloane Stephens) before losing her final four matches of the season, including a first-round defeat at the U.S. Open. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, Simona Halep, of Romania, serves to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. No. 1-ranked Halep returns to competitive tennis this week at the Sydney International unsure if her back injury has fully healed.(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)SYDNEY — No. 1-ranked Simona Halep returns to competitive tennis this week at the Sydney International unsure if her back injury has fully healed.It will be the first time Halep has played since the French Open champion ended her season in October due to a herniated disc in her back. ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Tokyo Games nears collection targets for recycled-metal medals

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ At least 5,000 medals, including gold, silver and bronze, are needed for the Games. The gold medal will be gold plated over a silver base, with 30.3 kilograms of gold, 4,100 kilograms of silver and 2,700 kilograms of copper required for production.Collection of the metals from discarded small devices began in April 2017. As of the end of June 2018, the organizing bodies had completed their collection of copper but had only obtained 54.5 percent of the gold and 43.9 percent of the silver needed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAdditional recycling stations were subsequently introduced. As of the end of last October, the bodies had collected 93.7 per cent of the gold and 85.4 percent of the silver needed. The collection targets for both metals are expected to be reached by the end of March. Pelicans balancing Anthony Davis’ playing time with future concerns Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this April 1, 2017, file photo, gold tablets of 3 grams, left, which is able to be recycled from 100 mobile phones, are shown as example in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers said in a statement Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO — The Tokyo metropolitan government and Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games have announced that they are on track to collect the recycled metal needed to produce all medals for the 2020 Games from the remnants of mobile phones and other small electronic devices.The collection is expected to conclude by the end of March.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more