Huge victory sets Ceres up for tough Roar duel

first_imgFILE PHOTOAfter battling past a formidable foe on enemy ground last Tuesday night, Philippines Football League champion Ceres Negros FC is setting its sights on a historic feat next week in Brisbane, Australia.The Busmen prevailed over Myanmar League champion Shan United, 4-3, on penalties to advance to the second round of the AFC Champions League preliminary phase at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.ADVERTISEMENT Marcial mum on top PBA post Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img 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. View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ceres star Stephan Schrock struck in the second minute of extra time only for Patrick Asare to equalize for Shan United seven minutes later and send the match into a shootout, where Ceres skipper Carlie De Murga, Schrock, Mike Ott and Bienve Maranon all found the back of the net.In contrast, the home side missed two penalty shots, allowing the Bacolod-based team to set up a showdown with Brisbane Roar on Tuesday in Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We can be very proud of this achievement,” said Schrock, who scored with a deflected strike in the 92nd minute and barely missed a winner deep in extra time when he was denied by the post from a tight angle.“We only had four training sessions and a long flight going here but for 120 minutes we worked well as a team.”last_img read more

Gorayeb lauds Lady Stags’ ‘fearless’ character as Final 4 shot becomes clearer

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacquiao’s dream league comes to reality; Parañaque wins Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Gone are the days when San Sebastian directed fear to whomever it faced in the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Afternoon three-time MVP Gretchel Soltones graduated, the Lady Stags were left with less popular names in an undermanned roster of just eight players.But despite the struggles, Roger Gorayeb has actually managed to steer the Lady Stags into Final Four contention.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lady Stags are, surprisingly, the third seeds in the 10-team ladder of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after accumulating 14 points on a 4-2 record.San Sebastian, although having the same record with fourth-seeded University of Perpetual Help, is just one point behind undefeated no.2 team San Beda and three points ahead of the Lady Altas. “These girls are really fearless,” said Gorayeb in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Of course you can’t take away the notion other teams have that we are a weak team because we only have eight players.”San Sebastian’s last magic act was a three-set humbling of Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 25-9, 25-22, 25-18, where three Lady Stags scored in double figures.Joyce Sta. Rita had 18 points for the Lady Stags while Nikka Dalisay and Daurene Santos had 12 and 11 points, respectively.Gorayeb said his team may be considered weak, but they know thd stronger teams have the bigger tendency to crack under pressure.“All teams have that pride, that ego, but when you trip those two their confidence becomes anger and that’s the psychological part of the game,” said Gorayeb. “My players can play seven or eight sets, because we have that character.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Nash Racela rues poor finish in TNT loss to Phoenix

first_imgMOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “If you study our conferences last year, we were always in the middle of the pack, and we just made a good push toward the playoffs and in the playoffs, so it’s still the same plan,” he said.“Hopefully with what we have now, we can still have a good run towards the playoffs. It will be a tough last three games for us, especially with Gilas coming up. I think we’re going to miss the three guys in at least one game, so it would’ve been nicer if we won today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 LATEST STORIES Dani Ravena sees mistakes against NU as learning experience Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “We talked about execution in the end. On both ends, specifically on defense, we weren’t able to execute in the end,” said Racela after giving his players a long post-game talk inside the Mall of Asia Arena dugout following a 74-72 defeat.“I was asking them what went wrong. I just wanted to hear it from them. We showed them the clips of the last two possessions of Phoenix.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRacela was pertaining to the instances where the Fuel Masters’ tied the game on a 3-pointer by Matthew Wright with 44.1 ticks left and got the lead for good after a baseline bucket by Doug Kramer with exactly three seconds remaining.With the loss, the KaTropa dropped to 4-4, tied with the Fuel Masters in fifth place. Racela, however, doesn’t seem worried with his team’s current position. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours TNT head coach Nash Racela cited his team’s poor endgame execution as the major reason for its heartbreaking loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night.The KaTropa were up by three with less than two minutes to go but were unable to protect their lead after going 0-of-3 from the field and failing to make defensive stops to finish the game.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Pons happy to defer scoring to teammates in win over UP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bernadeth Pons had her lowest-scoring game for Far Eastern University this season, but the Lady Tamaraws’ captain is fine with sharing the offensive limelight with her teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Madayag: Ateneo needs to play with more confidence Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed FEU’s senior hitter had just nine points in FEU’s sweep of University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-23, 24-19, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament and Pons is actually relieved that her teammates were able to fulfill the team’s demands.“I’m happy with my scoring because that means everybody can contribute,” said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “I even told them that volleyball comes easy when everyone scores.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAgainst UP, Heather Guino-o and Toni Rose Basas carried the scoring load finishing with 11 and 10 points, respectively.Pons was FEU’s leading scorer in all three games prior to its win against the Lady Maroons and had eclipsed the 20-point mark twice. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City After Saturday’s matches, Pons is the fourth-leading scorer of the season averaging 16.5 points-per-game, just half a point behind third placers Diana Carlos of UP and Jhoanna Maraguinot of Ateneo.FEU improved to a 2-2 record, sharing the fourth spot with Ateneo in the standings, and Pons is confident they can start putting together a winning run at this point in the first round.“We still have three remaining games in the first round and this win was really big for us because we got a lot of confidence from this,” said Pons. “Our morale really improved after this one.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READlast_img read more

GALLERY: Ateneo Blue Eaglets savor UAAP Jrs basketball crown

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:36Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Kai Sotto puts up a shot during the UAAP Juniors Basketball Finals Game 3 between Ateneo and NU. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSJ Belangel leads Ateneo during the UAAP Juniors Basketball Finals Game 3 between Ateneo and NU. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSJ Belangel leads Ateneo during the UAAP Juniors Basketball Finals Game 3 between Ateneo and NU. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTerrence Fortea and Geoff Chiu battle it out down low. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWinderich Cayoca tries to get one past Dave Ildefonso. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTerrence Fortea slices to the basket during the UAAP Juniors Basketball Finals Game 3 between Ateneo and NU. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo Blue Eaglets clinch the UAAP juniors basketball championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatthew Escalona and SJ Belangel overcome with emotions after winning the UAAP championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo Blue Eaglets celebrate their new championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSJ Belangel celebrates Ateneo’s new title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGeoff Chiu and Dave Ildefonso hug it out. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Joe Silva after steering Ateneo to the UAAP juniors basketball championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatthew Escalona, Dave Ildefonso, Jason Credo and SJ Belangel celebrate. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatthew Manalang and SJ Belangel hug it out after a hard-fought finals battle. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo Blue Eaglets are the UAAP Season 80 champions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Sotto named Finals MVP. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo Blue Eaglets. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Ateneo Blue Eaglets defeated the NU Bullpups on Friday to cap off their stellar, almost-flawless season with the UAAP Juniors basketball title.Here are photos from Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed ‘Happiest’ Kai Sotto dedicates Finals MVP award to teammates Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Cyrus Baguio on Kiefer Ravena: ‘He reminds me of Mark Caguioa’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NLEX sweeps Alaska, enters semis for first time Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “In fact, I enjoyed watching him play earlier. He really has a big potential to be the face of the PBA.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao compared Kiefer Ravena to Willie Miller and Paul Lee just moments after the rookie guard made his PBA debut.This time, his veteran teammate Cyrus Baguio mentioned Ravena and Mark Caguioa in the same breath shortly after the two-time UAAP MVP helped the Road Warriors make their first ever trip to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT “From what I can see, he reminds me of Mark Caguioa in his heyday,” Baguio said in Filipino.”He has strong legs, shooting and drive so I really think his game resembles a Mark Caguioa. I hope he continues to get better.”The 37-year-old Baguio, who is already in his 15th year in the PBA, was teammates with Caguioa during the 2009-10 season at Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBaguio said the arrival of Ravena coupled with the steady rise of Kevin Alas made all the difference for NLEX in its best campaign so far since entering the league in 2014.“They’re already ripe especially Kiefer. He’s played in a lot of competitions and he’s really a big help to the team for us to make the semis,” he said. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Kansas tops West Virginia to win Big 12 title

first_imgThat allowed the Jayhawks to seal their latest Big 12 championship from the foul line.“We had open shots, didn’t make them. They had contested shots, made them,” Huggins said. “If they can do that for three weeks, they could win a national championship.”MORE ON DOKEAzubuike will be evaluated again Sunday, and Self expressed hope that he would be ready for the Jayhawks’ NCAA Tournament opener. The 7-foot sophomore hurt a ligament in his left knee during practice Tuesday, but he appeared to be moving well with a brace on before the game.BIG PICTUREWest Virginia will be happy to play someone other than Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. Not only have the Mountaineers struggled against the Jayhawks in Kansas City, they were swept in the regular season — blowing a big second-half lead during the game in Lawrence.Kansas got a big lift from De Sousa, who joined the team after graduating from high school in December. The 6-foot-9 forward grew by leaps and bounds during his time at Sprint Center, making the Jayhawks an even scarier proposition in next week’s NCAA Tournament.UP NEXTWest Virginia and Kansas head home to rest before Selection Sunday. The Big 12 could get anywhere from five to nine teams into the dance, with the Jayhawks a likely No. 1 seed. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “They just did a real good job of knocking down shots,” Carter said. “Seemed like every shot they put up, it went in. When we went cold, they kept hitting.”The Mountaineers controlled most of the first half, picking and choosing when to employ their full-court press. And they caught a break when Mykhailiuk and Mitch Lightfoot picked up two fouls apiece, allowing Konate to score nearly at will in the paint.Then the Mountaineers’ big fella picked up his second foul and took a seat on the bench.The Jayhawks roared back to briefly tie the game, and trailed 34-33 at the break after De Sousa threw down an alley-oop dunk in transition in the closing seconds of the first half.One of the hallmarks of Kansas over the years, especially under Bill Self, has been tenacious half-court defense — and the Mountaineers shredded it early in the second half. They scored their first eight possessions, and Miles’ layup gave them their biggest lead at 51-43 with 15:08 left.From there, the game turned into a back-and-forth prizefight: Kansas scored 10 straight, West Virginia answered with eight in a row and the Jayhawks responded with 10 more.“They got control of the game. We made a run. They got control in the second half, we made a run,” Self said, “and that was the difference. When they had a chance to distance themselves we got back in it, and we played almost flawless down the stretch.”The Jayhawks’ last run was part of a larger 17-3 charge to finally take control.Graham capped it with his fadeaway baseline jumper over Carter — after shedding a bit of clothes — and a 3-pointer from the wing that made it 73-66 with 3:49 to go.West Virginia got it to 76-70 on Carter’s two free throws moments later, but Miles missed a 3-pointer and Carter missed a circus-style layup, then turned the ball over with a minute left. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kansas players celebrate as the championship trophy is help by Devonte’ Graham following an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big 12 men’s tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 10, 2018. Kansas defeated West Virginia 81-70. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Devonte Graham ripped off the shooting sleeve he was wearing and tossed it into the crowd, then took the two-time Big 12 defensive player of the year baseline for a pullup jumper.Talk about unflappable.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We just locked on and starting plays and kept competing, and it was just fun. It was fun to be out there,” Graham said with a smile. “It helped that we were able to make shots.”Modest understatement there. The Jayhawks shot 72 percent from the field in the second half, and 56 percent for the game, while going 15 of 27 from beyond the 3-point arc.“They have a lot of guys who can make shots,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. “Let’s be honest, all of those guys out there, if they’re not McDonald’s All-Americans it’s because they’re from another country. They have good players and their guy can coach, you know?”Daxter Miles Jr. hit five 3s and had 25 points to lead West Virginia, which has lost the last three Big 12 title games. Sagaba Konate added 18 points while Carter, the best defender in the league, finished with 17 points and nine assists.West Virginia still has not won a postseason league tournament since the Big East in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffercenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FEU guns its way to Street Dance title, UST takes high school plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Unstoppable, too.The league’s player of the year finished with 18 points and 13 assists, most of them during the decisive second half, and Graham led ninth-ranked Kansas to an 81-70 victory over Jevon Carter and No. 18 West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament championship game Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMalik Newman added 20 points on his way to tournament MVP, and freshman Silvio De Sousa had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting in place of injured big man Udoka Azubuike, lifting the Jayhawks (27-7) to their 11th tournament title and a likely No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.It was the second time in three years they’ve beaten West Virginia (24-10) for the championship. 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Neymar not upset at critics of his World Cup rolling

first_imgFILE – In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo Brazil’s Neymar holds his shinbone during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)SAO PAULO — Neymar said he isn’t upset with critics who have made fun of his apparent theatrics during the World Cup in Russia.At an auction Thursday organized by Neymar Jr. institute, the striker appeared in public for the first time since Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the World Cup quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 His advocates, however, say the 26-year-old needs to be more protected by referees against constant and aggressive fouling from adversaries, and that his reactions are not as important.Neymar also said “the grief is over” after Brazil’s World Cup elimination.“We have to choose to be happy. We have reasons to be sad, but I choose to be happy,” he said.The Brazilian also praised his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe, who won the World Cup with France at age 19.“He is a phenomenon, a great player. We knew that from our day-to-day with him. I am very happy he played such a great World Cup,” Neymar said. “I speak to Mbappe almost every day. I congratulated him for the title. It will be great to welcome him back as a World Cup champion.”ADVERTISEMENT Earlier Thursday, the Brazilian posted a video on Instagram like many others poking fun at his exaggerated reactions after being fouled during the World Cup.“I was joking (in the social media video). Since everybody is hoping on the bandwagon, I take it as a joke. I am not upset,” the Paris Saint-Germain striker told Fox Sports before the auction.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the short video, Neymar is surrounded by children who fall after he gives them a sign. “It was just a moment I was with the kids and I decided to do it,” the striker said.Fans, players and former soccer stars criticized the Brazilian for his overacting on the pitch in Russia, including a tearful moment at the end of the 2-0 win against Costa Rica and a lot of rolling after being fouled by adversaries. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Painters tie series MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Christie wins host Indonesia’s signature gold at Asian Games

first_imgNCAA: Arellano recovers from San Beda loss, rallies to beat Perpetual DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The Jiang twins from China created history by winning the duet in the synchronized swimming, returning to the Asian Games after extended breaks to have children.Jiang Wenwen and Jian Tingting won the duet titles at the 2006 and 2010 editions of the Asian Games and reunited for another gold in Jakarta.The 32-year-old siblings, the oldest artistic swimmers to compete at the Asian Games, topped the technical and free routines to win with 186.5101 points, more than four clear of Yukiko Inui and Megumu Yoshida who took silver for Japan. Another set of twins, Yekaterina and Alexandra Nemich, collected bronze for Kazakhstan.There are 31 gold medals on the line in 12 sports on the 10th day of competition in the co-host cities of Jakarta and Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jonatan Christie of Indonesia celebrates after defeating Kenta Nishimoto of Japan during their men’s badminton singles semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)JAKARTA, Indonesia— Every host has a signature event that defines the success of the games, at least in context of sport.Jonatan Christie won that for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men’s singles gold medal for Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The 21-year-old Christie, nicknamed Jojo, grabbed the national attention with his shirt-shredding celebration following his semifinal win over Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto and enhanced it with his pressure-packed win in the final.Just like national hero Tan Joe Hok did in 1962 when Indonesia last hosted the games.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’Badminton is the national sport in Indonesia, although it hasn’t won the men’s singles title at the Asian Games since Taufik Hidayat won back-to-back golds in 2002 and ’06. China’s Lin Dan won both in between.The hosts picked up another badminton gold in the men’s doubles — it was an all-Indonesian final — after top-ranked Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan beat India’s Olympic and world championship silver medalist and millionaire Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 21-13, 21-16 in 36 minutes for the women’s singles final. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

Lawyer dubbed ‘Mr. Loophole’ wins speeding case for Beckham

first_imgSpotlight will be on Mbappe’s behavior as he returns for PSG Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Beckham’s lawyer Nick Freeman — nicknamed “Mr. Loophole” — argued that the notice arrived at Bentley Motors on Feb. 7, a day outside the statutory 14-day window.District Judge Barbara Barnes said the notice had been sent Feb. 2 and “more likely than not” did not arrive within the 14 days. She said therefore “the defendant in this case cannot be convicted.”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 ChrissBeckham, the former Manchester United and England soccer star, did not attend Thursday’s hearing at Wimbledon Magistrates Court. 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? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Former England footballer David Beckham speaks during a promotional event where he appeared as the global brand ambassador for insurance company AIA in Hong Kong on September 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACELONDON — A London speeding case against former football star David Beckham was dropped Thursday after his lawyer successfully argued that notice of the intended prosecution had not been served within the legal deadline.Beckham was accused of driving a borrowed Bentley at 59 mph (95 kph) in a 40 mph (64 kph) zone in the Paddington area of London on Jan. 23. He had pleaded not guilty.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more