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#MambaThick: Kobe posts ‘dad-bod’ pic, deletes it soon after

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube The snap, which was originally published by TMZ Sports, featured the five-time NBA champion sporting a noticeably “beefier” physique than fans are accustomed to.“Objects on camera may appear larger than they do in the mirror,” Bryant captioned the unflattering post, which he deleted soon after.The Laker legend also hinted at going on a diet, as he wrote: “Gimme 30 days,” adding the hashtags: #challengeaccepted #mambathick and #mambabeast.Netizens also managed to capture Bryant’s photo before it was deleted and began using the #mambathick hashtag.Screen Grab from TwitterIn true Kobe-esque fashion, he responded with a follow-up post, hinting on a possible social media black-out. /raADVERTISEMENT 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Such was the case on Tuesday, (Wednesday in Manila) when the “Black Mamba” posted a shirtless photo of himself on his personal Instagram account. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Aside from his unearthly talent on the basketball court, retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is perhaps best known for his relentless work ethic, staying in tip-top shape for most of his 20-year NBA career.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’Over a year removed from professional basketball, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the 38-year-old father of three gain some post-retirement weight.ADVERTISEMENT Wrecking Balls get last PVL men’s semis berthlast_img read more

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Saddled with foul trouble, Rice had no doubt TNT locals could get job done

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed There was no hint of anxiousness in Rice despite being limited to a spectator on the bench due to foul trouble with Ginebra primed for one last run.Rice’s cool demeanor isn’t because of complacency, but rather of confidence that his teammates will get the job done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I wasn’t really worried because I believe in the guys and I know they could take it from there,” Rice told reporters after TNT overcame his foul woes and Ginebra’s repeated rallies for a 103-96 win at Batangas City Coliseum Wednesday night.“Of course, you don’t wanna be on the bench but I wasn’t that nervous at all. We got a lot of great players so I wasn’t really that worried at all.” In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide “My teammates did a great job of lifting us up. And when I came in the fourth, we were already winning, so it made our job a lot easier.”There were a few questionable calls, but Rice said his fouls were due to his aggressiveness right from the opening tip.“I think our energy was better. We were scrambling a little more, we were a little feisty that’s why a couple of us got into foul trouble. Our energy was so high that we almost played a lttle too hard but not that smart. But it ended up good for us,” he said.The KaTropa redeemed themselves after suffering a 121-94 rout in Game 1, but after a gutsy win in Game 2, they’re confident that they can make it back-to-back.“We know what we gonna do to beat this team. We gotta play hard, we gotta have the same energy and effort that we had tonight. And I think we’ll be successful if we do that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano keeps Final Four hunt alive, routs St. Benilde It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson True enough, the locals stepped up in the absence of Rice, who missed the entire third quarter after being called for his fourth foul with still three minutes left in the first half.Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy carried much of the scoring load in the third period. The star guard fired 11 of his 20 points in the third alone.“I think it backfired-putting Glen into foul trouble early because the locals played well together which gave Rice the whole third to rest. He came out fresh in the fourth,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.The 26-year-old Rice was rejuvenated at the start of the fourth quarter. He made up for lost time and scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the first seven minutes of the final frame until he committed his fifth foul.“I didn’t play in the third so I had the opportunity to come out there a little fresher. Like it or not, I got into foul trouble so early in the game. But it was what it was,” said Rice, who was selected late in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. bobbed his head and bust out some dance moves as loudspeakers blared hip-hop music throughout the arena during a timeout late in the fourth quarter.Rice had just picked up his fifth foul at the 4:58 mark of the fourth quarter with TNT protecting a 95-83 lead against a Barangay Ginebra team capable of coming back instantly in a game the KaTropa couldn’t afford to lose.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Pessumal on Ravena shove: I’m not here to make friends

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal go way back, winning three titles during their high school days in Ateneo then teaming up again to steer the senior’s team to two more crowns.But on Friday, it seemed like they were never on the same side when the two former teammates surprisingly clashed as NLEX and San Miguel faced off in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Pessumal said that he doesn’t pay much attention on who is defending him during the games.“It’s just like any other game. When I play, I don’t see who’s guarding me. I just play and I play to win all the time,” he said as the 6-foot-2 guard has been making the most of the opportunities given to him and the bench crew by coach Leo Austria.“We know that our starting five is probably the best in the PBA. I don’t wanna say ever, but it’s up there. So when we come in, us bench guys have to sustain the level of excellence that they have. Our job is when we get in, we should bring the level higher so when the starters come back, the game will be easier for them.”Consider this a fair warning from Pessumal though. Whether or not he shares a past with any other player, once that ball tips on the court, his goal is one thing only: to help San Miguel win.“I’m a professional basketball player. I’m not here to make any friends,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Early in the fourth quarter, Ravena blocked Pessumal’s fastbreak layup and left his ex-Blue Eagle comrade with a staredown as he slowly got back on his feet.Seemingly irate, the Beermen gunslinger waited as his teammates recovered for the possession, and when Marcio Lassiter heaved a three-pointer, Pessumal rushed to get a rebound and gave Ravena a hard shove at the 9:50 mark of the fourth frame.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 24-year-old swingman, however, downplayed the scuffle which merited him a flagrant foul penalty one.“It’s part of the game. I don’t wanna say anything. It’s not a big deal,” he said after finishing with 10 points in San Miguel’s 109-98 win over NLEX. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Eric Camson vs Raymond Almazan. PBA IMAGESKia big man Eric Camson said he was merely getting in position for a rebound it wasn’t his intention to hit Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan with an elbow that triggered an ugly fight on Saturday.While fighting for positioning in the shaded area, Camson landed an elbow to the face of Almazan, who quickly retaliated with his own.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan declined to give interviews to the media after the game.PBA Office-In-Charge Willie Marcial said he will summon both players on Tuesday.Camson plans to use the meeting to apologize to Marcial and Almazan for his actions.“I will respect the league’s decision and I am willing to ask for forgiveness and apologize to sir Willie and Raymond.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Kia came into the game having lost 16 straight games dating back to last season and Camson said all the losing was a reason for how he handled the situation.“I didn’t like what happened. I guess I just wanted to win so bad because we’re really tired of losing. We don’t want them (Rain or Shine) to make a run because we know that once they do, we’ll lose our morale,” said Camson, who had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 98-94 victory.READ: PBA: Kia halts 16-game skid, upsets Rain or ShineThe two got into a heated verbal exchange along the Cuneta Astrodome hallway on their way to their respective dugouts but after the game, Camson said he has no problems apologizing to Almazan first.“Being the younger player, I’ll be the one to approach him. I don’t see any problems with that because we’re all playing in the same league and we all have the same job,” he said. “I never wanted any of that to happen. I’m a man and I got hit.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The situation escalated after Camson caught Almazan with a punch in the face before players and referees stepped in to restore order.READ: PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches 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“It wasn’t intended. The replay will show that I wasn’t going for his face and I was just boxing out,” Camson told reporters in Filipino after the game. “I hit him and it was something unavoidable. Then he got back at me and it was just my pride at that point.”Both got ejected after being slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he runs off the court following their NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Salt Lake City. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They’re currently part of a tightly-clustered group Western Conference teams that are vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PORTLAND, Ore. — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it.“They’ve got some good players, so I don’t think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Man City’s quadruple bid ends in shock FA Cup loss to Wigan Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They are part of a tight cluster of Western Conference teams vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season.It’s been quite a rise.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 folkUtah’s last loss was back on Jan. 22. The Jazz fell to 19-28 after losing 104-90 to Atlanta and were 18 games behind the conference-leading Warriors.“There were times where we kind of looked like we didn’t want to play, myself included,” Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell said after the loss to the Hawks, who are last in the Eastern Conference. “That’s not us. That’s not our identity.” “I think he should be rookie of the year for sure, not just because of his numbers but his impact on their team,” Lillard said. “He’s basically leading them and it’s special to see a rookie be able to do what he’s doing out there.”Over All-Star weekend, Mitchell won the slam dunk contest.The Jazz also made an important addition with Jae Crowder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Cavaliers at trade deadline. Crowder’s father, Corey, played for the Jazz in the 1991-92 season.In three games with the Jazz, Crowder has averaged 14.7 points and five rebounds and seems to have a new outlook with his new team.“These guys, they welcomed me right when I walked through the door. And playing with them is very, very, very fun,” he said following his debut.The Jazz resume play Thursday, at home against Portland. Coach Quin Snyder was asked whether the All-Star break came at a good time for the Jazz.“There’s two schools of thought, right? Let’s get the rest, and get recharged. And then there’s well, we’ve got a rhythm. We don’t want to lose the rhythm, let’s keep playing,” Snyder said. “I’d like us to do both.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rudy Gobert stressed it would be a painful road “until we start playing more physical and being more focused on what we have to do, individually and collectively.”Turns out the loss was a turning point of sorts. The resolve started the very next game with a 98-95 overtime win at Detroit. Along the way the Jazz beat the East’s top team, Toronto, on the road, and had victories over the Warriors and the Spurs. They downed Portland 115-96, ending the Blazers’ nine-game winning streak at home.“Everything is coming to fruition,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said about the Jazz. “They believe in the system. It takes awhile to put a system in. You have to have players of character who will understand it and execute it.”The Jazz rolled into the All-Star break with a 107-97 victory at home over Phoenix last Tuesday.Mitchell has been key, leading the team with an average of 24 points and four rebounds over the 11-game streak. For his rookie season, he has averaged 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Bucks’ Antetokounmpo leaves game with ankle sprain

first_imgMOST READ The Bucks say Antetokounmpo has a right ankle sprain and was done for the game.Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.5 points per game. He had 12 points before departing.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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the LA Clippers Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo has left the Milwaukee Bucks’ game Wednesday night and will not return after rolling his right ankle.Antetokounmpo was injured in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers. He appeared to get hurt when he tripped over teammate Shabazz Muhammad under Milwaukee’s basket. He stayed in the game for a brief period, but hobbled around the court while grimacing. He went to the locker room with about four minutes remaining in the second quarter and did not return.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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Last 2 dynasties collide In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Historic night

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES For Etheridge, the win adds another highlight to what is starting to be a great year for him. Struggling to find a club in England four years ago, he actually thought about quitting the sport altogether.It’s a part of his career that is rarely mentioned these days, but is equally significant in his remarkable rise from the depths to one of the finest goalkeepers in the English Championship, while playing for Cardiff City, which is on track for promotion to the English Premier League.“It’s crazy thinking about it,” said the 28-year-old Etheridge on the toughest spell of his career. “Those kinds of experiences help me become the player that I am now.”Cardiff City needs four more victories and a draw from their last nine matches to clinch promotion—but even that would take a back seat to the Azkals’ accomplishment Tuesday night.“We want to make history for Philippine football again,” Etheridge said before the match.With another show of grit, the Azkals accomplished that goal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a night that will live long in the memory for Philippine football.ADVERTISEMENT Etheridge was part of the national team that triggered the sport’s renaissance eight years ago with a victory in Hanoi, Vietnam. But the sport lost grip of support and following over the past few years and the Azkals collectively knew that they needed this milestone to somehow regain their place in the country’s sporting landscape.“That was the Azkals that I knew and have known for,” said Etheridge. “Never give up. It doesn’t matter. It’s amazing. I just want to thank everyone who came here today.”It wasn’t just the result, but the way the Azkals hammered it out. Their shoulders dropped when Kevin Ingreso conceded the penalty that was duly converted by Nazarov Akhtam in the 64th minute.But Ingreso, who has quietly solidified his role as the Azkals’ top choice defensive midfielder, atoned for the mistake with the equalizer 10 minutes later, before Phil Younghusband sealed victory from the penalty spot in injury time as the Azkals celebrated their first appearance in the continental showpiece event, where they will be up against football giants like Korea, Japan, Iran and Australia.“I can’t even describe the emotion,” said Younghusband. “I don’t even care about goal No. 50; I’m just so happy we made it to the Asian Cup. There’s always doubts when we conceded. But we stepped up our game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism With Balkman ban lifted, can SMB reunion happen? Nearly down and out before a packed Rizal Memorial Stadium grandstand, the Azkals summoned their trademark never-say-die spirit to pull off the biggest achievement in history of the sport in the country.The Azkals fought back from a goal down in the second half to subdue Tajikistan, 2-1, Tuesday night to secure qualification to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup for the first time.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 crownAll those years of frustration and heartbreak turned to jubilation on one magical night on the turf, where the Azkals produced a performance for the ages. Players hugged as they were reduced to tears at the final whistle.“Today we showed our character,” goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, fighting back tears, told the Inquirer. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japan’s Keisuke Honda, right, scores his side’s second goal past Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Senegal twice took the lead. Japan tied it up both times.Keisuke Honda came off the bench in the second half and scored in the 78th minute, giving the Japanese a 2-2 draw with Senegal on Sunday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kane scores hat trick in England’s 6-1 rout of Panama Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The 32-year-old Honda, a former AC Milan forward, became the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups.The draw keeps the two teams at the top of Group H ahead of their final matches.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 crownSadio Mane gave Senegal the lead in the 11th minute with his first World Cup goal.Moussa Wague crossed from the right, but Genki Haraguchi failed to properly clear the ball. Youssouf Sabaly then sent a shot toward goal that Eiji Kawashima was unable to control and Mane tapped it into the net. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ With four points from their opening two games, both teams remain in contention but will need points from their final group matches to make the round of 16.In their final group games on Thursday, Senegal will face Colombia in Samara while Japan plays Poland in Volgograd. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan struck back in the 34th minute when Takashi Inui scored with a low shot from inside the area after receiving a pass from Yuto Nagamoto on a quick counterattack. It was Japan’s first shot on goal in the match, and it changed the run of play.Japan started to use its speed to control the middle of the field and open spaces in Senegal’s defense, but it was the African team that again took the lead.Sabaly crossed the ball for Mbaye Niang, who backheeled it toward Wague. The 19-year-old forward restored the lead with a shot high into the net in the 71st minute.A minute later, Japan coach Akira Nishino sent on Honda and striker Shinji Okazaki, a move that paid off.GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Japan ends badminton drought; India crushes Hong Kong

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Abueva determined to repay Alas’ trust as he begins Phoenix journey DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi sealed the team’s 3-1 win in the best-of-5 series. They won 21-16, 21-11 victory over Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu. Japan hadn’t won the title since 1970, and China had held it for two decades.“China’s our biggest rival and I am extremely pleased to win this,” Takahashi said “I am privileged to have won both the Uber Cup and the Asian Games, which doesn’t happen very often. It’s definitely a different feeling from winning any individual title in my career.”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’Chen Yufei gave China the lead with her 21-15, 21-12 victory second-ranked Akane Yamaguchi, but Japan responded with three straight wins starting with Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beating Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan 21-12, 21-17. Nozomi Okuhara fended off He Bingjiao 21-16, 19-21, 21-15 to make it 2-1.China had won the event in 10 of the last 11 Asian Games in a streak broken only by South Korea’s gold in 1994. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 awardcenter_img Japan also won the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay ahead of China, which added Sun Yang to its quartet. The silver gave Sun a fifth medal at the games.Zhang Yuefi won two golds in the women’s 200 butterfly and the 4×100 mixed medley relay.For India, field hockey took top billing after the men’s national team routed Hong Kong 26-0. It was eight-time Olympic champion India’s biggest winning margin in an international event.And it followed a 17-0 win for the defending champion over host Indonesia, so there’s plenty to suggest the Olympic spot guaranteed to the tournament winner is a good incentive to win gold in Jakarta.The margin of victory over Hong Kong topped India’s previous record of 24-1, set against the United States in 1932.Rupinderpal Singh scored five times and Harmanpreet Singh had four goals as India continued scoring relentlessly right up to the last minute.In a scenic 104.4-kilometer (65-mile) course through fields and lush countryside, Na Ah-reum of South Korea won the women’s cycling road race in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 47 seconds. Na, the time trial champion four years ago, finished 1:20 ahead of silver medalist Pu Yixian of China.Among the 31 gold medals Wednesday, Mongolia won the 50-meter rifle 3 positions, and Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat held off Yangpaiboon Naphaswan of Thailand in the 25-meter women’s pistol final to win India’s second shooting title at Palembang. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara returns a shot during the women’s team badminton finals against China at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA, Indonesia — There’s no disputing this was a gold medal that ranked up there with a world title.Japan’s drought-breaking win over China in the women’s team badminton final was among the most-watched medal matches Wednesday at the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Although the Asian Games involves only countries from Asia, in the sport of badminton, the best players in the world are generally from this part of the world,” Chen Yufei said. “And also because this event occurs only once every four years, there is an element of prestige to this — it’s an important tournament.”Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was the first swimmer from outside China or Japan to a win a gold medal in the Jakarta pool. The 23-year-old Singapore star defended the 100-meter butterfly title in a games record time of 51.04 seconds.“It’s all about standing up for your country and yourself,” Schooling said. “I had some jitters before, but that’s good, it shows I’m taking nothing for granted. Every gold is special, it has its own story.”By the end of the fourth night of swimming, the duel in the pool was level with China and Japan having 14 gold medals apiece.Yasuhiro Koseki broke the Games record to win the men’s 100 breaststroke in 58.86 and complete a double, and Daiya Seto also picked up his second gold when he beat the defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino in the 400 individual medley.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Undermanned San Miguel dumps NLEX to start Govs’ Cup bid

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Adamson forces semis Game 3 vs UP Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Miguel first showed glimpses of its strength in the second quarter when it went on a 13-3 run that AZ Reid capped off with a triple for the 56-44 lead with 3:09 left in the first half.It was in the third period that the Beermen eventually pulled away, going on a 15-2 run to build a 20-point lead after Standhardinger’s jumper at the 4:38 mark.Reid complemented Standhardinger’s efforts with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists while Alex Cabagnot filled the box scores with 23 points, six boards, and nine assists.Aaron Fuller led the Road Warriors (3-2) with 36 points 16 rebounds, and five dimes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college San Miguel was classic San Miguel and looked as if it didn’t miss the four-time MVP as it made easy work of NLEX, 125-112, to begin its campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Filling in for the injured center was the returning Christian Standhardinger, who immediately played for the Beermen after suiting up in his last game with the national team in the Asian Games in Indonesia.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’Standhardinger, as impressive as he was in Jakarta, was marvelous for the Beermen putting up a career-high 36 points with 11 rebounds and going 14-of-17 from the field.“I have to appreciate Christian despite the fact that he was tired from the Asian Games and he was really playing well there,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “The Asian Games gave him a lot of exposure and what he did today was similar to what he did there.”center_img Read Next No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league’s most stacked team.No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league’s most stacked team.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparclast_img read more

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