Diamond Debate | No stopping mighty McLeod

first_imgRaymond Graham (RG): Fans are in for something special in the men’s 110m hurdles as, despite it being May, this is definitely a preview of what’s to come at the World Championships, as the best sprint hurdlers in the world will line up at the start in Shanghai tomorrow. AndrÈ Lowe (AL): The 110m hurdles always delivers exciting action, and with many of the big names turning up in Shanghai, another fast time is promised on a track known to produce impressive times. RG: Omar McLeod will remember a year ago at the same venue, where he posted a world-leading 12.98 seconds to defeat his countryman, Hansle Parchment, but this time around, he will have a handful. Parchment will be back, but McLeod’s biggest challenge will come from Orlando Ortega, David Oliver, Aries Merritt and Sergey Shubenkov, who is back after a year out of competition. AL: It will be interesting to see what Shubenkov does here against a top field. McLeod was excellent at the Drake Relays in truly miserable conditions, and the Olympic champion already looks unstoppable. Despite the quality he has to face, he knows that he’s the man. They know it, too. He’s going to be hard to beat here. RG: Yes, I also thought that he was unstoppable last year, but in Lausanne, he ran into Ortega, who defeated him, and the Spanish athlete is no chicken. Remember, he was top of the world in 2015, when he had a world best of 12.94 seconds in Paris. AL: That was 2015. The world has belonged to McLeod since 2016, and by the looks of things, he’s keeping the key in 2017 as well. Ortega is the obvious threat, but his 13.95 seconds, ran a few days ago, isn’t going to scare anyone. Parchment had that injury issue ahead of the Olympics. This is a good test for him to gauge where he is. A positive result here and he will be back in the conversation. RG: And why are we ignoring the American duo of Oliver and Merritt? Remember both have big titles in the past. While I think McLeod is the man to beat, I am not going all out on this as Shubenkov, the defending World champion, is hungry and will want to make a mark as he aims to defend his title in London this summer. AL: I’m not ignoring them. I see them bright and clear – running for second place. Given his dominance in the event, the others will have to convince me that they can beat McLeod. His raw speed and the suggestion that he has adjusted flawlessly to his new seven-step approach means more fluidity and more bad news for his rivals. McLeod for the win, Merritt second. Third place, who knows? RG: McLeod is, no doubt, the fastest in the field. He should lead early, and once he negotiates the obstacles well, he will be hard to overtake. With the expected competition, a sub-13 seconds is in store once again.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant collaborate for Kyrie 3 ‘Bruce Lee’

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ In a video uploaded on his Instagram account, Irving recalled how he wore the classic Nike Zoom Kobe V “Bruce Lee” kicks—patterned after the martial artist’ iconic yellow track suit—during the Nike Extravaganza event when he was 17 years old. #KicksStalker: A ‘homecoming’ for the Hyperdunk ’17 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate Kobe x Kyrie Bruce Lee. More tonight on youtube. pic.twitter.com/plIhkaLLOg— Pinoe (@Pinoe77) August 11, 2017Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shares an affinity for retired legend Kobe Bryant and this transcends even to the shoe realm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 25-year-old 4-time NBA All Star unveiled his latest Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee”  colorway on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as a tribute to the Laker great.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eight years later, the shoes remain one of Irving’s favorite and he decided to implement the vibrant colorway to his own signature line.“This is an honor and a blessing and I can’t wait to share it to the world,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Ravena impresses in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees “He’s a very good player and has a bright future,” said Sareyyet Ramallah forward Jamal Abu-Shamala.Ravena is leading Chooks in its first two games, averaging 21.0 points, which ranks third-best in the tournament so far. He is also collecting 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per outing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the former Ateneo Blue Eagle knows he has to stay focused after his team blew a chance to the top spot in Group A.“Tough game tonight. No excuses. Gotta stay positive and consistent. #Puso,” he wrote on Twitter. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentscenter_img Photo from Fiba.comChooks-to-Go Pilipinas may have lost to Sareyyet Ramallah, 82-89, on Saturday, but that doesn’t stop Kiefer Ravena from earning believers in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup.Even foes couldn’t help but gush over the 23-year-old’s stupendous play.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas seeks to bounce back against Mono Vampire of Thailand on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump withdraws Warriors invitation to White Houselast_img read more

Madayag: Ateneo needs to play with more confidence

first_imgView comments MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Ateneo’s conundrum is losing a plethora of its players with setter Jia Morado sitting out the final year of her collegiate career and libero Gizelle Tan graduating.The Lady Eagles also lost Michelle Morente, who transferred to La Salle, Kim Gequillana, and Ana Gopico.Sophomore Deanna Wong have now taken over the playmaking duties for the Lady Eagles while Dani Ravena and Jenelle Lo take turns as the team’s defensive anchor.“We just have to enjoy and focus on the game,” said Madayag who had 12 points against UE.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings The Lady Eagles, after starting 0-2, have now strung together two straight wins with the last one coming in a four-setter against bottom-dwelling University of the East Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Skipper Maddie Madayag, though, still wants to see more from her team.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 need more confidence especially that we have a new setter and new liberos,” said Madayag in Filipino after their 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14 win over the Lady Warriors.“It’s like we need to have more motivation when we play in the future.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Beermen regain top spot, rally past Aces Ateneo has finally shrugged off its sluggish start to the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Curry returns, then injures left knee as Warriors beat Hawks

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles against Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry returned from a six-game absence due to an injured right ankle only to go down again. This time, it’s his left knee.Curry came back and scored 29 points before spraining his knee in the second half, and the banged-up, undermanned Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Getting close to postseason, you don’t want to see nothing like that,” Young said.Young, Patrick McCaw, Jordan Bell and Zaza Pachulia joined Curry in the starting lineup. Pachulia had nine rebounds, while Bell scored 12 points.McCaw went down hard and headed to the locker room at the 10:24 mark of the first quarter. He returned to start the second, playing with a bruised lower back. Young went to the locker room late in the first half with a right knee injury but was OK.Curry overcame a slow start in his return, shooting 10 for 18. He had rolled the ankle at Atlanta on March 2 but initially kept playing before re-injuring it again.When asked what he expected of Curry in his first game back, Kerr quipped: “52 points. I have seen Steph come back from injury and nothing would surprise me.”ADVERTISEMENT Duke beats Syracuse, sets up matchup with Kansas Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ MARCH FOR OUR LIVESKerr plans to participate in the Oakland “March For Our Lives” walk Saturday with his family to offer his support in the movement to end gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S.Earlier this month, Kerr took part in a town hall at Newark Memorial High School and challenged students to vote and make their voices heard. He shared how his father Malcolm, president of the American University of Beirut, was murdered in Beirut when Kerr was 18 and a freshman at the University of Arizona.UP NEXTHawks: Visit the Houston Rockets on Sunday.Warriors: Host the Utah Jazz on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 awardcenter_img Curry began 1 for 6 and missed his first four 3s before connecting 62 seconds into the third. His 3 at 5:53 in the third pulled the Warriors within 60-56 then he converted a go-ahead four-point play with 3:03 left in the third. Soon after, his night was done.Durant missed his fourth straight game with a broken rib while Thompson sat out a fifth in a row with a fractured right thumb. Green has a pelvic contusion.The teams combined to miss their first 16 3-pointers — the Hawks 0 for 9 and Golden State 0 of 7 — before Atlanta’s Taurean Prince made the first shot from deep at the 9:21 mark of second quarter. Young hit the Warriors’ first 3 with 4:24 before halftime.Quinn Cook contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists off the bench on his 25th birthday, helping the Warriors to a seventh straight win over the Hawks and 12th in 13.Prince led Atlanta with 20 points. Dennis Schroder, who rested Thursday night in a loss at Sacramento, was back for Atlanta and scored 16 points. He briefly went to the locker room with 11:23 remaining in the game before returning for the Hawks, who have lost eight of nine.He missed two key free throws with less than five minutes to play and his team down four.Golden State began 9 for 35 and fell behind 33-20 before trailing 51-43 at halftime.TIP-INSHawks: The Hawks lost their sixth straight on Golden State’s home floor. They haven’t won at Oracle Arena since Feb. 25, 2011. … G Kent Bazemore missed his sixth straight game with a bruised bone in his right knee.Warriors: Omri Casspi missed a third consecutive game with a sprained right ankle. … Golden State improved to 16-2 following a loss this season and 47-9 since 2014-15. The Warriors have only lost back-to-back games eight times during that span. … Local students were recognized at halftime by the Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team, a collaborative effort by the Bay Area professional sports teams to provide scholarships for youth striving to continue their educations. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Curry sprained his medial collateral ligament and was scheduled for an MRI on Saturday, the Warriors said.“It’s a little somber in there. Everybody feels for Steph,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s in good spirits. I did talk to him. He’s disappointed. That’s part of it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCurry grimaced as he hopped around and made it to the bench on a tender left side with 3:09 left in third quarter after JaVale McGee fell over and the center’s right elbow appeared to pound into Curry’s left knee. The two-time MVP immediately sat in a chair and put his head down before going into the locker room.Nick Young scored 24 points with six 3-pointers for the defending champions, who were already missing their other All-Stars — Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ray Parks is back-to-back ABL Local MVP

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Parks became only the second player to win the Local MVP award in back-to-back seasons after Singapore Slingers guard Wong Wei Long achieved the feat in the 2014 and 2015-16 seasons.He is also the third Filipino to win the hardware after Leo Avenido (2012) and Asi Taulava (2013), both of whom played for the San Miguel Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownParks bested Hong Kong Eastern’s Lee Ki, who averaged 11.0 points, and 4.4 assists, and Singapore’s Delvin Goh, who netted 8.3 points and 4.9 boards.The 25-year-old wasn’t the lone San Miguel Alab Pilipinas player to take home a trophy. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Renaldo Balkman was also honored as the co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing the award with Singapore’s Chris Charles.The Puerto Rican forward collected 10.9 boards, 2.2 steals, and 1.9 blocks as he served as the rock for the Philippine side in their path to the championship. It will be the first time the league has ever given the award to two individuals.Fil-Am Mikh McKinney of Chong Son Kung Fu bagged the Heritage Import MVP award after nabbing 22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 2.2 steals.He bested Hong Kong Eastern’s Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger and Mono Vampire’s Fil-Am guard Jason Brickman.Chong Son’s Anthony Tucker also claimed the World Import MVP after posting 22.7 points, 8.3 boards, 7.8 assists, and 1.6 steals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Balkman and Hong Kong’s Marcus Elliott were also in the running for the award.Chong Son Kung Fu coach Charles Dube-Brais was named as this season’s Coach of the Year after steering the Chinese team to the best record in the league at 15-5, including an immaculate 10-0 slate at home.Among the candidates were Jimmy Alapag of San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, Douglas Marty of Mono Vampire, and Edu Torres of Hong Kong Eastern.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Onuaku, Bolts off to dominating start in PBA Commissioner’s Cup Ray Parks. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA — Bobby Ray Parks Jr. once again stamped his class in the regional league and was honored as the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Local MVP for the second straight season.The second-generation star netted 15.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists as he steered the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas reach the Finals in its second year in the league.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

Jazz guard Rubio to miss Game 1 vs Rockets with hamstring injury

first_imgRubio missed a few games late in the season with soreness in the same hamstring, but had not left a game with the problem in the postseason until Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – APRIL 25: Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz gives instructions to Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz as they play the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of game 5 of the Western Conference playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 25, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets because of a strained left hamstring.Rubio left Friday night’s game against the Thunder in the first quarter with the injury. The team says it does not know how long he will be out, but coach Quin Snyder said after Friday’s game he hoped it wasn’t too serious. He said the injury “caught up with him a little bit” in a “tough series.”ADVERTISEMENT Shaquem Griffin finally hears his name at NFL draft MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 awardcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Just you wait: Fajardo confident Standhardinger will adjust to PBA play soon

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Ceres on course for ASEAN zone final after thrilling first leg win The Beermen may have struggled with their rotation in their returnFa since winning the title, but there’s no panicking just yet for the All-Filipino champions.“We’re OK. Of course, it’s disappointing to lose, but this is just our first game. We have lots of game left and we just need to adjust,” Fajardo said.San Miguel hopes to bounce back on Sunday when it takes on Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In what could be one of the most anticipated PBA debuts recently, Standhardinger finished with just four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 20 minutes of play.It may not have been an eye-popping stat line for Standhardinger, but Fajardo believes it’s only a matter of time before  Fil-German big man fully integrates with the Beermen and wreaks havoc in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s the chemistry. We need that so that we can execute our plays. We were able to do that earlier, but our shots just didn’t fall in the last two minutes,” he said.With an addition like Standhardinger along with the presence of import Troy Gillenwater, Fajardo thinks developing chemistry, something which has made the difference for San Miguel in the past years, should be a priority. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFour-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo isn’t worried over Christian Standhardinger’s underwhelming debut in San Miguel’s 93-85 conference-opener loss to Meralco Wednesday night.“Christian has been playing for a long time, so I feel that he can eventually adapt to coach’s system. This is just his first game and he’s adjusting to the officiating, but that’s not a big deal,” said Fajardo in Filipino.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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Simpson feeling good in Alaska return: ‘PBA is one of my favorite places ‘

first_img“There are some pretty good teams here and we are in second place, which is easier that when I was here the last time.”Alaska finished as the no.4 team in the 2010 Fiesta Cup with an 11-7 record after a double round robin elimination stage.Simpson, then at 22-years-old, played with the likes of Cyrus Baguio, LA Tenorio, Reynel Hugnatan, Sonny Thoss, now Phoenix assistant coach Topex Robinson, and now Alaska assistant coaches Jeff Cariaso and Tony dela Cruz.No one from the 2010 team, with the exception of Thoss, is still with the Aces, who now have Best Player of the Conference contender Vic Manuel, Chris Banchero, Jeron Teng, JVee Casio, and Simon Enciso.“I didn’t have to work as hard because a lot of players are good so that’s a plus,” Simpson said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PBA: Ginebra gets spot in top 6 after thumping Globalport Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ PBA IMAGESAlmost a decade has passed since Diamon Simpson wore an Alaska jersey, let alone play in the PBA, yet it looked like he never left when he returned on Friday.After eight years, Simpson showed that he still knows his way around, finishing with 19 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks in Alaska’s 114-91 win over Phoenix in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s good to be back, the PBA is one of my favorite places especially with the Aces, it’s like a family organization so I’m glad to be back,” said Simpson Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.Simpson’s return was also of utmost timing as he helped the Aces clinch the no.2 seed that came with twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.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’Jeron Teng, who got involved in a stabbing incident in June, was back playing for the team as well.“If we win, that’s a plus but I think we should focus on playing as hard as we can,” said Simpson who led the Aces to the 2010 Fiesta Cup. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Simpson handled the dirty work under the boards but it was Manuel who took care of the offensive duties with 28 points to lead the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Hotshots on fire

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Knights rise to MPBL second spot They head into Sunday’s intriguing clash with sister team Barangay Ginebra with the monkey off their back, having secured a twice-to-beat privilege in the quarterfinals.“We won’t stop here,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said as his Hotshots set out to seize No. 1 spot—and the lightest quarterfinal assignment—with a victory over the Gin Kings on Sunday. “We just have one day to prepare [for the Gin Kings], but that will not be an excuse for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTNT slid to 4-6 and would need to win its last game—against Ginebra next Sunday— to have a shot at making the playoffs via the backdoor.NLEX snapped out of a three-game skid in style, rallying from 10 points down in the fourth period to clip Alaska in overtime, 116-110, and stay in the hunt for a playoff berth. Michael Miranda of NLEX forces Alaska import Mike Harris to give up possession. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBreaking away in the second period, Magnolia cruised to a 116-103 ripping of TNT KaTropa  in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo City on Friday night to come closer to bagging the playoff’s top seeding while pushing the Texters against the ropes heading into the final four playdates of the elimination round.Ian Sangalang came off the bench to score 28 points and Romeo Travis had his usual double-double as the Hotshots rose to 8-2.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 MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Aaron Fuller had 42 points and 21 rebounds and JR Quiñahan hit 10 of his 15 points in the extra period as the Road Warriors improved to 5-5 overall and stalled the Aces’ march to a top four finish.“He carried us on his shoulders tonight,” coach Yeng Guiao said of Fuller, who forged the extension at 99-all with a short stab with a little over two seconds left.It was a disappointing finish for the Aces, who muffed two free throws that could have forced the Road Warriors to take a triple to tie instead of making Fuller work underneath for that short stab.Alaska dropped to 7-3.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more