Cam favorite Vicencio helps lift PH archers

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PSC: Children’s Games should be blueprint for nationwide program Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Vicencio, who was part of the men’s compound team event, was often in the large screen at the far end of the range. He was teased by teammate for being the “favorite of the camera.”But it’s something that escaped the marketing senior at De La Salle University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was very nervous, I kept thinking just make the shot and not drag the team down,” said Vicencio.His managed to control the jitters and the Philippines, also composed of Earl Benjamin Yap and Paul Marton Dela Cruz, went perfect in the last two ends against Vietnam. View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “I was being confident and tried to execute what we do in practice,” added Vicencio, who also won bronze in the recent US Open foreign division.He picked up the sport to “get fit” and made the national team three years ago.“I’m looking forward to more chances of playing for the country,” said Vicencio.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH Men’s Archery of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz bags the Bronze medal at the 2017 SEA Games in KL, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Joseph Benjamin Vicencio only had one thing on his mind in the bronze-medal match against Vietnam: “Don’t drag the team down.”And it didn’t matter that a big part of the crowd at Synthetic Turf Field—a sprawling, artificial grass area designed specifically for archery at the heart of KL Sports City—had its eyes on the 21-year-old novice Filipino archer.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

Estrella repays Co’s trust as Mapua finds silver lining in lost season

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Andoy Estrella for the lead! Bang! 74-71 Mapua. 20.6 left. #NCAASeason93 pic.twitter.com/cK8Q0x91XL— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) October 5, 2017 And the graduating guard is just hoping that victories like these could spur the younger players on in the future.“These wins are big for us so that next season, the younger players that will come will have the confidence,” Estrella said. “It’s a boost in their morale, so I want them to think that we shouldn’t quit until the end. That even though we’re already out of the Final Four, we should continue playing, continue practicing, and continue fighting.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith the game tied at 71 with 30 seconds left and the ball in his hands, Andoy Estrella only had one person in his mind: coach Atoy Co.“I knew I had to give him a reason to trust me again. I haven’t been playing that well lately. So during our practices, he was giving me confidence to make up for the bad games,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Estrella had the chance to redeem himself and Co gave him the opportunity to as the Cardinals went to the senior playmaker for the crucial basket.He measured his defender with the clock dwindling down. He stepped just before the arc and hoisted for a three over Flash Sadiwa. Swish. The Cardinals took the 74-71 advantage with 20.6 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout What followed was a solid defensive job on the other end and a Leo Gabo layup to seal the game shut to hand Mapua its third win in 15 games with the 76-71 shocker over the Altas.“I just paid off the trust coach Atoy has been giving me,” said Estrella.It was not his first time to step up to the plate, burying a game-winner against Letran back in July for the Cardinals’ first win of the season.In a season where positives are not as abundant as the seasons prior, moments like Estrella’s game-winner are are a big deal for the Cardinals.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cone fined P5k for entering court during Aguilar-Espinas scuffle in quarters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ancajas flies to Ireland for crown defense

first_imgThe 30-year-old Conlan, who holds a 19-0 record with 11 KOs, was at ringside watching Ancajas during that bout.Ancajas (27-1-1, 18 knockouts), who also won by stoppage over Mexican Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in his first title defense last Jan. 29 in Macau, is also deep in training under the guidance of his manager and trainer Joven Jimenez. —ROY LUARCAFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoJerwin Ancajas continues his quest for international acclaim when he defends the International Boxing Federation crown against unbeaten Jamie Conlan in Belfast, Ireland, on Nov. 18.Though Conlan was impressed with Ancajas’ seven-round demolition of Japanese challenger Teiru Kinoshita in the chief support of Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn tussle in Brisbane on July 2, the brawler is convinced he’d be able to beat the pride of Panabo City, Davao del Norte.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Ateneo, Adamson try to hike win streak Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony02:57US Defense chief says alliance with Philippines remains strong01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

Commissioner green-lights Kia proposal that sends No. 1 pick to San Miguel Beer

first_imgThe Beermen are expected to make 6-foot-7 Christian Standhardinger the No. 1 pick in Sunday’s PBA rookie draft.Commissioner Chito Narvasa approved the trade on the same day that Kia officials held a press conference to explain the “unconventional basketball philosophy” behind their decision to make the deal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We want to be competitive, but we have a different approach,” said Kia governor Bobby Rosales, whose team will get San Miguel reserves Jay-R Reyes, Ronald Tubid and Rashawn McCarthy, plus the Beermen’s 2019 first-round pick.“I think [Standhardinger] will be a great asset to any team, it just so happens that the philosophy of our basketball team is we like to play unconventional basketball,” said team manager Joe Lipa. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Give us a chance to prove this philosophy,” Rosales added.It was that philosophy that paved the way for Narvasa’s approval.“They said it’s in their philosophy that they want players who are hungry,” said Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ateneo eyes semis bonus The trade that has everyone up in arms is going to push through, and credit—or criticism—should go to the Kia Picanto, whose officials justified their decision to deal away a precious No. 1 pick for San Miguel Beer’s bench mob.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READlast_img read more

Young Lasquety wins in coaching debut for JRU

first_imgPBA IMAGESUntil now, Gio Lasquety still can’t believe that he’s at the helm for Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“It still feels awkward,” he admitted as he became the youngest coach in the developmental league’s eight-year history on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT This D-League stint, however, isn’t limited to just him as Lasquety reiterated that the reason why JRU is here is to begin its buildup for NCAA Season 94.“We’re here in the D-League to gain experience which can help us in the NCAA. We have to learn things in every game we play in,” he said. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting It was a convincing win but Lasquety knows that he still has a lot of things to improve on before he can get at the level of some of the game’s elite minds.But that won’t stop him from adding some of his personal spin on this opportunity.“I think I still need to be a little strict so that I can gain their respect more. Of course, there will be time for joking, but when it’s time to work, we have to work,” he said. “We set aside that we’re friends, that we’re teammates before, and focus on our job at hand.”Luckily for Lasquety, he still enjoys some mentorship from Meneses and lead assistant Cholo Villanueva.“Coach Vergel told me to apply whatever I learned from his system. If I see things that I feel can help the team win, I shouldn’t hesitate from doing it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Wozniacki’s long, hard road back to the top Teammates with some of these players months back, the 24-year-old was entrusted by coach Vergel Meneses to lead the preparations for the Heavy Bombers in the offseason starting with this stint in the PBA D-League, a unique move given the slim age gap between him and the players.Some, like veterans Paolo Pontejos and Ervin Grospe, are even older than Lasquety, making his job tougher as he tries to gain the respect of the squad as a bench tactician.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut after calling the shots for JRU for the first time, steering his team to a 96-67 victory over Mila’s Lechon, there’s no question that Lasquety fits right at home.“It feels good to win. It feels better than playing because I’m the one who is guiding them. I’m the one doing the game plan and fielding the players,” he said. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

Alejandro responds to the challenge in Go for Gold win

first_imgPBA IMAGESToo turnover-prone, and too lax on defense.That’s how Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu described J-Jay Alejandro, who didn’t look like himself amid the team’s two-game skid in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Akari-Adamson whips Che’Lu-San Sebastian for third straight win Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentscenter_img “We got him because he’s a Mythical Five in the UAAP and it’s not easy to be a Mythical Five in the UAAP. He’s really a good player and he’s gonna make the PBA someday,” said Tiu.For Alejandro, meanwhile, it was just a matter of giving back to the team for all the confidence Tiu is giving him through this campaign.“I just want to give back to the trust that coach Charles and all the coaches have been giving me. It was a big win for us and we knew that if we want to make it to the playoffs, we have to win this game. I’m just glad that everyone of us answered to the call,” he said.With him and the team back on their winning ways, Alejandro is hopeful that this victory over the Altas would just be the spark the Scratchers need to move up the standings and make a run to the quarterfinals.“We already learned from our two losses,” he said. “Hopefully, this will be our stepping stone all throughout the tournament.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City But with the 6-foot guard struggling, Tiu knew he only needed to give the 22-year-old a few words to get the former National University star to get back on track.And on Tuesday, the shifty guard played his best game to date, pouring in 23 points to go along with five rebounds, and four assists in the Scratchers’ 81-69 win over Perpetual Help.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is the first game that I’m actually happy with the way he played,” said Tiu. “We talked a bit and it came from him that he needs to do better and that’s what I appreciate.”Alejandro’s stupendous showing was a testament to why Go for Gold signed him to address its need for have a proven player. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Michigan beats Purdue to win 2nd straight Big Ten Tournament

first_img“I was so happy when he popped off after that dunk,” Wagner said. “I got so excited. He got emotional. Yeah, I know how good he is. That was long overdue.”The dunk made it 66-48 and brought chants of “Tes-key!” from the Michigan fans — who showed up in droves for the first Big Ten Tournament played in New York.“That was a blast, especially being here in New York City with all those Michigan fans that traveled from great distances or whoever lived here,” Teske said.Purdue (28-6) chipped away in the final minutes with Michigan missing free throws but it was way too late.Haas led Purdue with 23 points, but Purdue’s top-two scorers, Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards, combined for 16 points on 6-of-22 shooting. Carsen Edwards scored 53 points in the first two games here, but just 12 against Michigan, shooting 4 for 16.ADVERTISEMENT Michigan players celebrate after beating Purdue 75-66 to win the NCAA Big Ten Conference tournament championship college basketball game, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — The tenacious point guard his coach calls a “pit bull” drove to the basket, but instead of putting up his go-to hook shot Zavier Simpson whipped a pass to the backup big man who became a Michigan folk hero at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.Jon Teske’s two-handed slam brought down the house and pretty much finished off No. 8 Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. With Simpson playing catalyst on both ends of the floor — running Michigan’s efficient offense and leading its lock-down defense — and Teske scoring a surprising 14 points, the 15th-ranked Wolverines beat the Boilermakers 75-66.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Purdue: The Boilermakers beat Michigan in the regular season twice by a total of five points. Unable to complete a three-game sweep, they probably watched any chance of grabbing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament go away.“A national championship is going to feel a whole lot better than winning the Big Ten,” Haas said.UP NEXTBoth teams will wait a week to find out where they are headed for the NCAA Tournament, along with Michigan State and Ohio State out of the Big Ten. Penn State and Nebraska will cross fingers and hope for a bid. LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Mickelson ends longest drought with playoff win in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving “He had a couple of drives that didn’t go down for him, and he had a couple of 3s where he could never get back-to-back pullups or back-to-back pull-up 3s to get into that rhythm,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said.This Michigan team has been coach John Beilein’s best on the defensive side since he took over in Ann Arbor in 2007. It starts with the sophomore Simpson harassing opponents’ best ball-handlers.The Wolverines seemed content to let Haas have room inside as long as they were able limit Purdue’s 3s. Purdue entered the game shooting 42 percent from 3. The Boilermakers finished 4 for 17 from behind the arc.On consecutive possessions early in the second half, the Wolverines forced turnovers by Purdue and turned them in transition 3s — one by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and one by Simpson. That put Michigan up 11 with 15:06 left, prompted Painter to call a timeout and had Wolverines fans screaming “Go Blue!”“He’s a pit bull,” Beilein said of Simpson. “We have a picture of a big, mean pit bull in our locker room for every game. And he’s that guy. He’s the one that loves to play defense.”Michigan, playing its fourth game, showed no signs of wear. The Wolverines shot 50 percent and committed five turnovers.Last season’s unlikely run to the tournament championship by Michigan was as an eighth seed and it started with a harrowing plane accident near Ann Arbor, Michigan. No one was hurt, but everyone was shaken. Still, the team got to Washington and ripped off four straight wins to grab an NCAA bid.This one was less dramatic — though surely the Wolverines did not mind.BIG PICTUREMichigan: The Wolverines will enter the NCAA Tournament on a nine-game winning streak. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments Fifth-seeded Michigan (28-7) became the first team to repeat as Big Ten Tournament champs since Ohio State in 2010 and ’11.Simpson finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds. Moe Wagner led Michigan with 17 points and was named most outstanding player of the tournament, despite playing only 17 minutes against Purdue because of foul trouble — which plagued him all week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat’s where Teske stepped in. The 7-foot-1 sophomore came in averaging 3.3 points, but scored 12 in the first half and picked up the slack guarding Purdue’s 7-2 center Isaac Haas.Simpson and Teske put an exclamation point on Michigan’s four-day Garden party with 6:02 left in the second half. Simpson drove and dished to Teske cutting to the basket. “Big Bad Jon,” as the guys call him, finished over Haas and let out a roar while chest bumping teammates on his way to the bench.last_img read more

Sans Slaughter, Devance steps up on defense in Game 1 win

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWithout Greg Slaughter in the middle for Ginebra, Joe Devance had to defend Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga in the fourth quarter in Game 1 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series on Monday.“My focus is to just get stops,” Devance said after posting 15 points, four rebounds and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico “Beau Belga had a pretty good game and I just had to lock in a little bit. Beau’s a great player — I give him a lot of credit from where he started to now, he’s progressed a lot, so I had to really focus a lot on my defense and just that’s it. One stop at a time and just play defense.”Through his hard work, Devance was successful in his aim as he kept Belga in check while also getting things done on offense. He triggered the deciding 12-0 run for the Gin Kings midway through the period en route to an 88-80 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was such an active presence for Ginebra that even Belga’s attempt to save the ball out of bounds went to Devance, who made the crucial basket that gave the Kings an 84-75 advantage with 2:10 left.“I mean, that was a smart play. It just kind of backfired that time. That was pretty crazy though,” he said.center_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Though the 36-year-old forward is slowly showing signs of his old form, he admitted that he still hasn’t fully recovered yet from his foot injury that sidelined him for the better part of the conference.Devance may have been away from the action the last four months, but his desire to help the Gin Kings never waned on him.“It put a pressure on me just because I’m kind of behind on everything,” he said. “I’ve been out for so long and then I get back and it’s already playoff time. So I try to put a little bit of pressure on myself to hurry up and get back and get 100-percent better. It’s a little hard, though. My knees are hurting a bit, but I just try to do whatever I can to help the team. Whatever it takes.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra repeats over Rain or Shine for 1-0 lead in quarterfinals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

Ball scores 36 for Lakers in NBA Summer League tournament

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ The No. 2 overall draft pick came back from a one-game absence — and did so wearing Nike Kobe AD sneakers instead of a pair from the line that his father, LaVar, is marketing for $495 a pair. Then he brought the Lakers back from a 15-point deficit to claim a spot in the round of 16 on Thursday against No. 2 seed Cleveland.Asked why he changed sneakers, Ball said it was “Mamba mentality,” referring to Kobe Bryant’s nickname.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Just thought I’d switch it up,” Ball added. “Wore them tonight. It’s good when you can wear whatever you want.”Ball was having an up-and-down start to his pro career in Las Vegas. He was 2 for 15 from the field in an opening loss, responded with a triple-double in another loss, then sat out the third game with a sore groin as critics said he was avoiding having to face No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox in that game against Sacramento. FILE – In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Brice Johnson (10) during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, July 12 so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers.Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage.ADVERTISEMENT Troy Williams and Chris Johnson each scored 20 points for the No. 10 Rockets (2-2).HEAT 89, WIZARDS 88Justin Robinson made a go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds remaining to send No. 12 Miami into a second-round matchup with the unbeaten and fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers.Robinson scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Miami improved to 3-1. Lamond Murray Jr. added 17 points.Washington, the No. 21 seed, fell to 0-4 despite 18 points from Marcus Keene. Ike Diogu had 15 but his potential winning shot was blocked.TRAIL BLAZERS 88, BULLS 77Jake Layman scored 22 points, Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Portland set up a meeting with top-seeded Toronto.Rookie first-round pick Caleb Swanigan added 13 points and nine rebounds for the No. 16 Trail Blazers (2-2).Antonio Blakeney had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls (1-3), the No. 17 seed. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Skal Labissiere had 19 points and nine rebounds, Georgios Papagiannis added 17 points and 13 boards, and short-handed Sacramento advanced with its first victory.All-Rookie selection Buddy Hield and No. 5 pick De’Aaron Fox sat out, then college player of the year Frank Mason left after 4 minutes with an apparent ankle injury. But rookie Justin Jackson from North Carolina shook off a 2-for-14 night from the field to make two free throws with the game tied at 65 with 13.2 seconds remaining, and the No. 19 Kings (1-3) moved on to a meeting with unbeaten and third-seeded Dallas.Rashad Vaughn and Sterling Brown scored 12 points apiece for the No. 14 Bucks (1-3).PELICANS 105, HAWKS 95Quinn Cook had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds as New Orleans picked up its first victory after three losses.Cheick Diallo and Jalen Jones each added 21 points for the No. 24 seeds, who advance to face No. 8 San Antonio.John Collins had 25 points and nine rebounds for ninth-seeded Atlanta (2-2).NUGGETS 87, ROCKETS 81Torrey Craig had 27 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to lead Denver to its first victory and a spot in the second round.The Nuggets, who had dropped their first three games and are seeded 23rd, will meet the No. 7 Brooklyn Nets. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Raymundo’s addition to coaching staff ‘big boost’ for Letran WARRIORS 77, TIMBERWOLVES 69Patrick McCaw scored 26 points, Jordan Bell had another big defensive effort and the Warriors won their opening game of the tournament stage.After losing all three games of the preliminary round, the 22nd-seeded Warriors avenged a loss to the Timberwolves in the sudden-death second overtime a night earlier and advanced to a second-round game against No. 6 Boston, which is 3-0 in Las Vegas.McCaw, a UNLV product who started for the eventual NBA champions in the first round while Kevin Durant was injured, was 10 for 16 from the field back on his college campus.Bell, a second-round pick from Oregon whose rights were acquired by the Warriors, had six points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots. He had 11 rebounds and six blocks in the final preliminary game.C.J. Williams, who hit the winning basket in that matchup, topped the No. 11 Timberwolves with 19 points.SUNS 97, JAZZ 81No. 4 pick Josh Jackson had 21 points and 15 rebounds to power 13th-seeded Phoenix into a round of 16 matchup with unbeaten Memphis.Dragan Bender and Mike James each added 18 points for the Suns (2-2), who will meet the fourth-seeded Grizzlies on Thursday.Utah rested rookie Donovan Mitchell a night after his 37-point performance and fell to 0-4. Eric Griffin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 20 seed.KINGS 69, BUCKS 65 Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ball looked fine Wednesday while playing against a Philadelphia team playing without Markelle Fultz, the player drafted before Ball who is sitting out with an ankle injury.The point guard from UCLA scored 28 points in the second half, but the Lakers couldn’t get him the ball on an inbounds pass trailing by one. Instead, Ivaca Zubac got free and was fouled with 4.6 seconds left, making both free throws to give the No. 15 seeds the lead for good.Furkan Korkmaz scored 19 for the No. 18 76ers (1-3).The tournament began Wednesday with eight games, featuring the Nos. 9-24 seeds. 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first_imgNGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo That, according to him, prepared them for the tough grind ahead as they battle regional heavyweights in the sport like Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.“This time we don’t feel any pressure because we are confident that we are prepared after training in Barcelona,” said Gomez in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe country went home empty-handed two years ago in the Singapore edition but this time, Gomez said they are not just physically, but also mentally prepared.“We are more focused right now. And we are all fit and in top condition,” said Gomez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games PH men’s volleyball team vows to give it all in SEA Games The country’s water polo squad, half of which is made up of enlisted military men, is hoping to duplicate—if not surpass—a silver medal finish in the 2009 Laos SEA Games.The team flies to the Malaysian capital on Sunday, two days before the competition starts at National Aquatics Center in Bukit Jalil.The rest of the team are Abnel Amiladjid, Adan Gonzales, Frazier Alamara, Juan Paolo Serrano, Macgyver Reyes, Mark Jerwin Valdez, Matthew Royce Yu, Mico Anota, Mummar Alamara, Reynaldo Salonga Jr., Romark Johnson Belo and Teodoro Roy Canete Jr.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Among the firsts to storm out of the trenches for Team Philippines, water polo team is brimming with confidence as it guns for a podium finish in the Southeast Asian Games which starts in Kuala Lumpur next week.Team captain Tain Gomez Jr., said the team honed its skills in a training camp in Barcelona, Spain, which he described as “very hard and high level.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more