Month: November 2019

Ravena on Ateneo loss to FEU: ‘We weren’t ourselves’

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FEU managed to limit Ateneo to a paltry 26-of-71 shooting while going 31-of-63.The Tamaraws outplayed the Blue Eagles in the third quarter as they went on a 20-6 run that saw them take a 58-44 lead and never looked back.“Of course, it’s sad that we lost,” said Ateneo’s Mike Nieto in Filipino. “That’s life, you just have to move on especially now we’re in a tough position. “I think we weren’t us who played in the game earlier and we weren’t in the moment. We didn’t enjoy the game a while back.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 FEU, though, had other plans in mind as the fourth-seeded Tamaraws derailed the Blue Eagles’ march to the finals, 80-67.READ: Tamaraws force deciding game, stun Blue EaglesFEATURED 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 weren’t ourselves and FEU played great,” said Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena.“It was a different FEU and we have to prepare for that and it’s going to be the same on Wednesday. They’re going to play with more intensity so we have to prepare.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo, the top-seeded team in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, displayed an unabashed confidence minutes before it faced Far Eastern University in the Final Four.The Blue Eagles were loose as they ran and jumped around in the back area of Smart Araneta Coliseum, and they needed just one win to advance to the Finals and face off against defending champion De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Standhardinger, Hong Kong foil Alab Pilipinas comeback LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Hotshots brace for crucial stretch

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia enters a grueling three-week stretch starting Friday afternoon—and how it fares in that span will be crucial to its aspirations for a top-two finish in the PBA Philippine Cup.Tied for the lead going into the second half of their schedule, the Hotshots brace for a dogfight one playdate after the other, starting with back-to-the-wall yet formidable Blackwater as Magnolia tries to keep its hot streak going at Mall of Asia Arena and gain an inside track to a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, the Elasto Painters try to shore up their own playoff drive when they battle the Bolts in the 7 p.m. game.At 3-3 and in the middle of the pack, a win would put the Painters in the upper half of the draw. AFP official booed out of forum “That’s why we know that they will be very dangerous,” Victolero said. “We expect them to come out hard and we need to match their effort and aggressiveness.”Blackwater, despite its 2-4 record, is no pushover.The Elite have a formidable core made up of young talents led by Mac Belo and Poy Erram and own one of the upsets of the tournament, a 94-77 ripping of Barangay Ginebra, last year’s runner-up which played with a full roster when they clashed.Magnolia, which will still play Rain or Shine, GlobalPort and Meralco after its bout with Sa Miguel, holds a huge edge in the guard rotation with Paul Lee and Mark Barroca, and Victolero’s defense is one of the most unforgiving in the league.“The good thing about our situation is that our fate is still in our hands,” Victolero said.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “This game is very important, because a win would help solidify our chances for the top two,” coach Chito Victolero told the Inquirer after prepping his Hotshots for their 4:30 p.m. clash with the Elite.He also needs to score a victory, just for some sort of buffer as their remaining assignments “are some of the top teams in the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have the difficult situation of playing back-to-back games, with the second game being San Miguel,” said Victolero as Magnolia faces San Miguel next on just a day’s rest. “But with the proper mindset, and with the character that we have instilled in this team, I think we have a good shot at our goal (finishing in the top two).”The Elite, on the other hand, will come into the game still licking the wounds of a three-game losing streak and are in a situation where they need to string together wins to have a solid shot at making the playoffs for the first time in this conference. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alab bags victory–and new team sponsor MOST READlast_img read more

After sorry loss to TNT, ROS focuses on positives heading into playoffs

first_imgPBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Rain or Shine didn’t end its campaign in the elimination round the way it wanted to on Sunday.The Elasto Painters had to rally from a 41-25 deficit in the first half only to see its comeback bid end in disappointment following a 105-102 defeat at the hands of TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img View comments MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “This game was a good sign for us, we know in ourselves that we can win so there’s no need to sulk,” said Belga. “Coach told us that we don’t have anything to lose once we enter the playoffs.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “We were not out-rebounded and the important thing is our show of character as we head into the next round.”TNT paraded import Joshua Smith who stands at 6-foot-10 and is a gargantuan 350 pounds against Rain or Shine’s big man the heaviest of which is the 6-foot-5 Beau Belga, who weighs just 220 pounds.Rain or Shine did get outrebounded but it wasn’t too big of a margin with TNT holding a 58-55 edge. “As long as we play the same way today, I think we can beat anybody,” said Garcia. “That’s what I tell my players because we always have to think of the positives and we always have to think we can beat anybody.”For Belga, who admitted he was surprised with Smith’s prowess, the next round is still a time for optimism.ADVERTISEMENT Heading into the quarterfinals with a losing record of 5-6, and still uncertain who to face next, Elasto Painters head coach Caloy Garcia said they can’t do much but look into the positives.“We’re just looking at the positives, going into the next round this was a good game for us,” said Garcia. “We played without an import for most of the second half and the locals showed a lot of character despite us being a smaller team against TNT.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRain or Shine import Duke Crews also got thrown out with 6:51 left in the third quarter after getting called for a technical foul.Crews had been slapped with a questionable flagrant foul penalty 1 earlier in the game. Yap owns up to missed free throws in loss to TNTlast_img read more

Round 3: Fighters engaging phone book style

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 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 Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, right, and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn starts the third by pinning Manny Pacquiao to the ropes.Pacquiao cherry picks and connects.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Round 2: Pacquiao finally engages Horn MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Horn now the one using the clinch and he connects with a couple of solid punches.Left hook by Horn but Pacquiao retaliates.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 starsAnother two-punch by Pacquiao. What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga

first_imgRobredo: 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Each of us need to adapt to the system. We’re okay. With the new additions, I think we can have a better run this conference,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe recent changes in Rain or Shine really hits home for Beau Belga.From coach Yeng Guiao’s departure last season, to trades involving Paul Lee, JR Quiñahan, and now Jeff Chan, the burly big man has been a silent witness as remnants of the old Elasto Painters crew fade away.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Yung feeling, masakit kasi binuo ito ni coach Yeng as a family. Yung isa isang nawawala, parang sa una, mahirap tanggapin,” he said.(It’s a painful feeling seeing players one-by-one go because the team coach Yeng built was a family and it’s really hard to accept at first.)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 starsSince the team won the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup last season, Rain or Shine has never made it past the quarterfinals, with roster changes abound since Guiao’s departure.But true to the lessons ingrained by their old mentor, Belga said he has no other recourse but to keep doing his job as the Painters hope to finally turn the page for the Elasto Painters and get themselves back to their championship-contending ways. MOST READ PH’s SEA Games campaign gets going Tuesdaycenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers “Sinabi niya nga sa amin na it’s our job,” he shared. “Di namin alam kung saan kami mapupunta, kung bukas makalawa, di mo alam kung nasa anong team ka na. You have to be prepared sa pinakamalupit na mangyayari.”(He told us that it’s our job. We don’t know where we’ll end up, if tomorrow or the other day, we’ll be in another team. You have to be prepared for the worst that can happen.)Belga is bracing for what’s next for his team, sharing that he’s open on whatever path the Rain or Shine management decides to put him on.“It’s their decision if they think they want to trade me. I can’t do anything there and I have no control over that. The only thing I can control is my game. For that matter, it’s going to be the management’s decision,” he said.Belga added he will do his best to keep the Elasto Painters in contention, especially in the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Racela rues Tams’ poor defense vs hot-shooting Eagles

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ TNT posts 3rd straight win, beats Star For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 MOST READ “With our record now, you’d want everyone to play better,” said Racela. “I want to see improvements. Good thing is the season is far from over so we still have time and there are still lots to work on.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU head coach Olsen Racela wasn’t pleased with his team’s defense in a loss to Ateneo on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University head coach Olsen Racela said his team’s lackadaisical defense is what cost them the game against Ateneo on Sunday.The Tamaraws lost, 94-82, and saw their record dip to 1-2 while the Blue Eagles remained at the top of the league with a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES READ: Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start“We have to really improve defensively,” Racela told reporters. “We gave up too many points against Ateneo and when they shoot like that it’s really hard to stop, even in the PBA when teams shoot that much from the three-point area they’re pretty hard to stop.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAteneo started out on a blistering pace scoring seven triples in the first quarter alone and finishing the game hitting 12 out of 34 attempts. The Blue Eagles shot 50 percent from the field.Although it’s still early in the season, Racela said their win-loss record is a sign that they are still not in peak form. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

ICC probes Pak loss to Aus in Lord’s Test

first_imgA new match-fixing allegation has hit Pakistan team as their 150-run loss to Australia in Lord’s Test in July has come under investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC). According to leading Australian daily The Sydney Morning Herald, the Test match came under scrutiny after The Sun’s expose that also led to an investigation into the third ODI against England. In the latest revelations, it is believed that the ICC is investigating the possibility that there were two separate groups of corrupt Pakistani cricketers who are aligned to different illegal bookmakers. For the Test in question, Afridi had returned to the side as captain after the Pakistan team management had accused some of its players of purposely tanking in Australia and had imposed widespread suspensions and fines. After the match, Afridi had made the shock announcement that he was quitting the Test team. According to The Sun’s submission to the ICC, it is claimed that players were paid 700,000 by the bookies to fix aspects of the neutral-ground Test against Australia. Butt talks toughMeanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt accused the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of being biased in the fixing investigation engulfing the team and threatened to sue those behind the “sinister conspiracy”. Butt said the alleged betting scandal was a “conspiracy to defraud and defame Pakistan cricket”. His comments came after he had earlier suggested that England players threw Friday’s match at The Oval, which Pakistan won by 23 runs. He changed his tune on Monday alleging that bookies were talking about English players throwing the match. The ECB pledged to take “all legal and disciplinary action” following Butt’s comments. Butt made his allegation after the ICC opened another investigation into alleged Pakistani fixing on the tour, following claims that the scoring pattern in Pakistan’s innings on Friday was prearranged.advertisementlast_img read more

Asif, Aamir file appeals against ICC suspension

first_imgPakistan suspended pace bowlers, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir have filed their appeals against their provisional suspensions with the International Cricket Council Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.File photo of Asif, Aamir and Salman.Well informed sources said that both had dispatched their appeals to the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters in Dubai through their legal advisors on Saturday.”They have filed separate appeals against their suspensions and have asked the ICC to convene a preliminary hearing to hear their appeals as soon as possible,” the source said.Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt had already sent his appeal against his suspension to the ICC three days back.The trio was suspended by the ICC in early September after Scotland Yard said it was investigating allegations that the three had indulged in spot fixing during the fourth test against England at Lord’s.A source aware of the process through which the appeals were filed said that Asif and Aamir had not only appealed against their suspensions but also asked for the ICC ACSU to provide evidence that they had violated the anti-corruption code of conduct and indulged in misconduct or fixing.The source said the ICC had indicated to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt who is in London that the preliminary hearing of all three players would be held on October 28 in London.”The ICC has assured Butt that Michael Beloff QC will head an independent tribunal that will hear out the players appeals and also to the ICC ACSU general manger who has to submit evidence at the hearing to justify the provisional suspensions on the three players,” the source said.advertisementHe said the trio will fly to London around October 25 for the hearing.Asif incidentally got married this week despite facing one of the worst crises of his cricket career.Pakistan’s chief selector Mohsin Khan said yesterday that Pakistan would definitely feel the absence of the three suspended players as they were key performers for the team.”The selectors have made up their mind that as soon as the suspensions are removed the trio would be included in the national team for the next series,” Mohsin said.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Asian Games: India wins swimming medal after 24 yrs

first_imgIndian swimmer Virdhawal Khade clinched a bronze medal in the 50 metre butterfly event at the ongoing 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Tuesday.Chess: Harika wins bronze India gets gymnastics bronze Khade thus became the first Indian since 1986 to win a swimming medal as the country’s only medal so far was claimed by Khajan Singh 24 years ago. India’s fastest swimmer clocked 24.31 seconds to notch the first swimming medal of the Guangzhou Games for India. He was the lone Indian swimmer to qualify for the event even as the rest of his compatriots continued to disappoint. The other Indian in the fray Anshul Kothari failed to finish in the final eight. Khade had on Monday missed a medal in the 50 metre freestyle as he could manage only the fourth spot clocking 22.87, just 0.03 seconds behind the bronze medal winner Japan’s Rammaru Harada.last_img read more

IPL-4 table

first_imgIPL season 4 table Player Bought by Price in Rs Former team  1 2Faf du PlessisIPL Chennai$120,000– 3Chris LynnIPL Hyderabad$20,000– 4Nuwan PradeepIPL Bangalore$20,000– 5Rilee RossouwIPL Bangalore$20,000– 6George BaileyIPL Chennai$50,000IPL Chennai 7Alfonso ThomasIPL Pune$100,000– 8James PattinsonIPL Hyderabad $100,000– 9Jerome TaylorIPL Pune $100,000IPL Punjab 10Johan van der WathIPL Bangalore $50,000– 11Pankaj SinghIPL Rajasthan $95,000IPL Bangalore 12John HastingsIPL Kochi $20,000– 13Andrew McDonaldIPL Delhi $80,000IPL Delhi 14Mitchell MarshIPL Pune$290,000IPL Hyderabad15Ryan ten DoeschateIPL Kolkata$150,000– 16Michael KlingerIPL Kochi$75,000– 17Owais ShahIPL Kochi$200,000IPL Delhi 18Suraj RandivIPL Chennai$80,000– 19Sudeep TyagiIPL Chennai$240,000IPL Chennai 20Nuwan KulasekaraIPL Chennai $100,000– 21Abhimanyu MithunIPL Bangalore $260,000IPL Bangalore 22Wayne ParnellIPL Pune $160,000IPL Delhi 23Joginder SharmaIPL Chennai $150,000IPL Chennai 24Manpreet GonyIPL Hyderabad $290,000IPL Chennai 25Jaidev UnadkatIPL Kolkata $250,000IPL Kolkata 26Ben HilfenhausIPL Chennai$100,000 — 27Scott StyrisIPL Chennai$200,000 IPL Hyderabad 28Venugopal RaoIPL Delhi$700,000IPL Hyderabad 29Luke PomersbachIPL Bangalore$50,000IPL Punjab 30Steve O’ KeefeIPL Kochi$20,000 — 31Roelof Van der MerweIPL Delhi $50,000 IPL Bangalore 32Laxmipathy BalajiIPL Kolkata$500,000IPL Chennai 33Clint McKayIPL Mumbai$110,000– 34Umesh YadavIPL Delhi$750,000IPL Delhi 35Shaun TaitIPL Rajasthan$300,000 IPL Rajasthan  36Munaf PatelIPL Mumbai$700,000IPL Rajasthan  37Ashok DindaIPL Delhi$375,000IPL Kolkata 38Vinay KumarIPL Kochi$475,000IPL Bangalore 39Charl LangeveldtIPL Bangalore$140,000IPL Kolkata 40Ajit AgarkarIPL Delhi$210,000IPL Kolkata 41Thissara  PereraIPL Kochi$80,000IPL Chennai 42Daniel ChristianIPL Hyderabad$900,000– 43Matthew WadeIPL Delhi$100,000–advertisementlast_img read more