Month: November 2019

NCAA: Heavy Bombers blast Generals

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:42NCAA Season 93 Preview: JRU Heavy Bombers02:45Drilon blasts Duterte’s infra program as ‘dismal failure’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Standhardinger signs with Hong Kong in ABL Read Next “We really prepared hard for this game because we’re coming off a loss,” said Grospe, who fell a point short of matching his career-high, in Filipino.The Bombers, who bounced back from a 54-48 loss to the San Beda Red Lions on Aug. 4, never letup in the second half to extend their lead to as high as 35.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJRU got a lift from first-year forward Abdul Sawat, who finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.“Coach and my teammates just gave me confidence,” said the 19-year-old Sawat, who hails from Davao, in Filipino. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netErvin Grospe spearheaded a big first half and Jose Rizal University dumped Emilio Aguinaldo College, 77-48, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Grospe scored 12 of his game-high 19 points in the first two quarters, where the Heavy Bombers outscored the Generals, 37-21, and never looked back.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Generals played without their injured Cameroonian import Hamadou Laminou, whom they severely missed.EAC had to bleed for points, shooting just 23 percent from the field and 36 percent from the free throw line.The 6-foot-8 Laminou suffered a season-ending ACL injury last week.JRU climbed to 3-3 while EAC, which turned the ball over 22 times and only had nine assists, slid to 3-4.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star

first_imgKaitlin de Guzman bags the silver medal in floor exercises in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEAG Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Going for gold in her pet floor exercise, Kaitlin de Guzman ran into a Malaysian gymnastic icon Wednesday here in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old novice, daughter of a former SEA Games champion, ended up settling for silver against Malaysian Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, the very popular defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “Kaitlin also performed very well and had a clean routine as well,” said Ortega, who sees a bright future for Philippine gymnastics with De Guzman in the fold.“We are very happy to have her with the team,” said Ortega of De Guzman, who only had one month to train with the team. “And she jibes well with the team like she’s been part of it for a long time.” Read Next SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes“I knew it was gonna be tough because she (Hadi) had a high-start value and which she executed cleanly,” said women’s artistic gymnastics team coach Jasmin Ortega of the Malaysian, whose face is splashed on LRT and MRT lines all over this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHadi won the event two years ago in Singapore and came into the finals at MITEC Hall as the prohibitive favorite for the gold.READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Kings hope to play big as they seek Finals slot

first_imgBarangay Ginebra is expected to play big—literally—as the Gin Kings try to negate the quickness of TNT KaTropa when they seek a Finals slot in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Starring Glen Rice Jr. and speedy guard Jason Castro, the Ka Tropa nearly toppled the Kings in Game 3 if not for a couple of miscues and Joe Devance’s heroics down the stretch.“We tried to pound it inside and they used their quickness to blow by our big guys,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “Again, we played our style and they played their style. I’m sure it’s going to be the same in Game 4.”Seven-footer Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar form Ginebra’s formidable frontline quartet together with the 6-foot-7 De Vance and 6-foot-5 import Justin Brownlee.Rice attempted in vain to neutralize the Gin Kings’ imposing ceiling by scoring 44 points last time out built on sheer quickness and athleticism.On the defensive end, the Texters have to bring out the best from Kelly Williams, Troy Rosario and Anthony Semerad to contain Ginebra’s bigs.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “We have four bigs who are very agile,” said Ginebra guard LA Tenorio after the Kings snatched a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five semifinal series with a 106-103 win Friday.“That’s our strength and we have to take advantage of that,” added Tenorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Kings hope that strategy closes out the Texters Sunday and arrange a rematch for the crown against Meralco, which badly wants to rebound from losing the Finals last year.Allen Durham, Jared Dillinger, Baser Amer, Ranidel De Ocampo and the Bolts swept the Star Hotshots in the other semifinal pairing. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Filipinos seek strong Powerman stint Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Lanete gets boost from starting gig, pounces on chance to make impact

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “That’s one of the adjustments we did, with me starting for Baser. Luckily, I made my shots, Papa Rey (Hugnatan) made his shots, so it was easier for Allen (Durham) to work down low. I’m just thankful that I didn’t waste the opportunity that was given to me,” he said.Black’s gamble paid off big time as Meralco finally found its mark from the outside, going 12-of-28 for the game to force a winner-take-all Game 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Bolts, the league’s best three-point shooting in the season-ending conference, knew that they were bound for an explosion downtown despite a dismal showing in the championship series.“The coaches always tells us of the law of averages. It’s about time that we make out shots. For the past few games, it was only Papa Rey who’s been consistent, so we really needed to step up, and good thing that those things happened,” said Lanete. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Vanguardia steps down, Alas appointed as new Phoenix coach Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa And now, with one final game separating the two teams from their dreams of winning the championship, Lanete said that it’s essential for the Bolts to calm their nerves and put their eyes on the prize.“Game 7 excites us. We’re happy about the win today but we need to leave our happiness in the dugout. It’s another day and we need to focus on the Game 7. It’s our first time, and we wish to play this well again,” he said.Game 7 is on Friday, still at the Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Garvo Lanete. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Misfiring all series long, Garvo Lanete was surprised that coach Norman Black inserted him in the starting lineup for Meralco’s do-or-die Game 6 against Ginebra on Wednesday.Apparently, the starting role gave the sophomore guard the confidence boost he needed as he shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists in the Bolts’ 98-91 Game 6 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 401:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA There was a samba band in the away fans’ section and the visitors’ forward forays drew shrill cheers from their yellow-shirted compatriots in the stands, but Brazil’s football was all style and little substance.Jesus worked Hart with a near-post header from a Dani Alves cross 12 minutes in.Yet for all their back-heels and bravado, Brazil made few inroads, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar twice ballooning shots high into the seating behind Hart’s goal.England worked Brazil goalkeeper Alisson only once before half-time and he had little trouble fielding a rasping drive from Marcus Rashford.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had starred on his debut against Germany, would last only 34 minutes on his return to Wembley as injury obliged him to cede his place to Jesse Lingard.Brazil created their first clear chance early in the second period when Neymar’s pass freed Coutinho, only for the recalled Hart to block with his legs.Substitute Fernandinho went even closer with 14 minutes remaining, but after a surging run from halfway, his low 25-yard effort grazed the left-hand post.A spate of substitutions had the effect of opening up space in the England half, but still the hosts resisted.Ashley Young marked his return after four years in the international wilderness by sliding in to block from Willian seconds after coming on, while Hart stood up well to thwart Roberto Firmino from Neymar’s pass.Solanke, 20, might have claimed a famous winner at the death when Young’s deep cross from the left found him unmarked at the back post, but Alisson slid out bravely to block. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort While Southgate reflected with pride on his young team’s maturity, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Tite.Brazil have won 13 of their 17 games since he took charge in June 2016, but their failure to unsettle such green opponents raised questions about their prospects of a sixth World Cup triumph in Russia next year.“One team was proposing the game, trying to exert pressure in a high line and play with the ball,” Tite said.“The other team was defending more, playing more compact and waiting for a mistake to counter-attack.“In a match like this, we’ll have fewer opportunities. But although we had fewer opportunities than in other matches, we had the best ones. I can’t remember one or two chances for them that scared us.”ADVERTISEMENT Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brazil’s Neymar takes the ball forward watched by England’s Joe Gomez, left, and England’s Eric Dier during the international friendly soccer match between England and Brazil at Wembley stadium in London, Britain, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors’ line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES MOST READ For Gareth Southgate’s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday’s stalemate with Germany.Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke’s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I’ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.“We’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NU gets golden double in UAAP taekwondo

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Foton faces stern test vs F2 Logistics Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 University of the Philippines took the second spot after finishing the tournament with a 4-2 win-loss slate while UST salvaged the bronze medal.NU also clinched back-to-back in the the women’s division with a 6-0 sweep.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU’s Arven Alcantara and Rheza Aragon were named the men’s and women’s MVP, respectively. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa National University secured a double championship in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo, dominating the three-day competition.The Bulldogs bagged their first men’s title after going undefeated in all their six outings including an identical 6-1 wins over University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern U Friday at Blue Eagle Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Zark’s-Lyceum destroys AMA; new-look JRU roasts Mila’s Lechon

first_imgGorayeb lauds Lady Stags’ ‘fearless’ character as Final 4 shot becomes clearer LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Jose Rizal University, meanwhile, unveiled its new look roster with a rousing 96-67 win over Mila’s Lechon in the other game.Veterans Jeckster Apinan, Ervin Grospe, and Paolo Pontejos steadied the ship for the Heavy Bombers as they all helped give Gio Lasquety his first win as a head coach.“It feels good. It feels better that I was the one guiding them on the floor. I’m thankful that the players responded and we were able to execute our defense,” said the 24-year-old mentor, who is the youngest mentor in D-League history.Apinan unleashed 16 of his 20 points in the second half pull-away, to go with 14 rebounds. Grospe scattered 16 markers while Pontejos got 14 points, six boards, and four assists to lead the charge for JRU.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Michael Canete of AMA fails to bulldoze his way past Mike Nzeusseu of Zark’s-Lyceum.—AUGUST DELA CRUZShowing no signs of slowing down, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum waylaid AMA Online Education, 109-85, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu led the balanced attack for the Jawbreakers as he collected 17 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks, plus one rim-rattling dunk over Andre Paras with 2:44 remaining to make it 102-80.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next CJ Perez added 15 markers, 14 boards, and five dimes.Gaining back-to-back wins after losing their conference-opener, Jawbreakers coach Topex Robinson praised his wards for sustaining their frenetic pace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Again, we want to keep on sustaining the energy. We want to change the way the D-League will be played,” he said. “They have to keep up with us rather than us keeping up with the rest of D-League.”The win also allowed Robinson to go 2-1 for the conference as he easily eclipsed Zark’s paltry 1-9 showing in the 2017 Foundation Cup. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Haruna regaining old form coming off season-ending injury

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Fajardo on pace for PBA record 6th BPC award; Ravena leads rookies That performance did not go unnoticed as Tiu commended the 24-year-old for his continued dedication to rise from his injury.“He’s been playing better. His athleticism, his outside shooting has improved so much. His leadership role, he’s matured a lot and he’s the team captain of our CSB team,” said the youthful mentor.Haruna admitted that it wasn’t easy, but he’s just glad that he’s eventually getting his old self back while also continuing to develop his game in preparation for the upcoming collegiate season.“In the beginning, it was rough for me coming off an injury because I’m just working my way up. Through out the process, I just grind it out. That’s what I’ve been doing — just work throughout the process,” he said.Though he’s still far from his desired form, Haruna said he’s going to continue to put in the work as he and the rest of his teammates seek to bring back the lost glory of the Blazers in the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Hopefully, all the work I did will pay off,” he said.Haruna, though, knows not to get too ahead of himself as he focuses on the current task at hand with Go for Gold, which is set to take on a contender in Marinerong Pilipino on Tuesday.“We got a long way to go and we’re working on it,” he said. “We just have to stay consistent about playing hard and being aggressive, and hopefully everything works out for us.” But with a renewed approach that comes with the new year, Haruna is facing the future with brand new eyes as he looks to start from the ground up with Go for Gold in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Averaging 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists, the Fil-Am forward has established himself as a solid rotation player for coach Charles Tiu and the Scratchers as he slowly rebuilds himself back up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith his efforts, Haruna knew that he was due for a breakout game, something which he got last Thursday in Go for Gold’s 106-95 victory over Batangas-EAC.Active all over the floor, he had his best game to date in the developmental league, finishing with 23 markers, five boards, three dimes, and three steals. Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSidelined with an injury better part of last season, Yankie Haruna is aching to get a break in his quest to once again be a major contributor for College of St. Benilde.The past year hasn’t been too good to him after a right shoulder injury ruled him out of the season just weeks before the tournament started.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

Beermen guards Cabagnot, Ross eye history

first_imgCocolife enters QF on wings of victory Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “I wish we both win. I think that’s never happened,” he said.“Chris and I would love to share something. It’s good for our careers also, but it’s just indicative for our friendship and our camaraderie that we share something like this. It would be awesome.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEver since the start of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross are curious to know if it would be possible for the league to award the Best Player of the Conference plum to the both of them, an instance that has never occurred in the PBA’s 42-year history.After all, San Miguel’s backcourt duo have found themselves statistically tied in all departments, putting the voters in a tough predicament as to whom the hardware should be handed to.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? MOST READ But for Cabagnot, the rare phenomenon of having teammates as pacesetters for the biggest individual prize for the conference is just a testament to how great of a team the Beermen have been in this campaign.“It says a lot,” he said. “It’s indicative that’s just the makeup of our team. One guy could be doing well, the other guy could be doing well. But in the end, collectively as a team, we’re all doing well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd we’re not even accounting three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, who is running third in the statistical race.Cabagnot reiterated his stance as he wishes the award to be shared between him and Ross, as the league is set to announce the winner before Game 4 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

LeBron loses ‘best teammate’ Jones to Suns

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Creamline coolly smashes foe sans star Valdez Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jones, also 36, was a forward for the Suns from 2005-2007, helping the team to the 2006 Western Conference finals. He will report to McDonough and with him oversee all basketball-related matters, including trades, free agent deals and the NBA Draft.His departure removes another familiar face around James on the Cavaliers roster as James ponders the coming season and what his team can do to overcome the Golden State Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the NBA Finals for the second time in three consecutive meetings for the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJames, who has called Jones “the best teammate I’ve ever had,” led the Cavaliers in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series in 2016.The Warriors won a rematch in five games last month. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments The Suns went 24-58 last season, the NBA’s second-worst record and worst in the Western Conference. Phoenix has not been to the NBA Playoffs since reaching the Western Conference finals in 2010. They haven’t reached the NBA Finals since 1993.“We have laid the foundation for what we hope will become the next championship caliber Suns team,” McDonough said. “There is still a lot of work to be done to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a championship to Phoenix.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img James has reportedly been unsatisfied with the moves made by Cleveland to obtain off-season talent to better compete with the Kevin Durant-powered Warriors, notably missing out on deals for Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul after general manager David Griffin parted ways with the Cavs.Jones, a former secretary-treasurer for the NBA players union, played alongside James for four seasons in Miami, resulting in two titles and four finals appearances, and the past three seasons in Cleveland. He also played as a backup forward for Indiana, Portland and Phoenix in his 14 NBA campaigns.“We are thrilled to add James Jones to our staff,” said McDonough. “James has a wealth of experiences that will greatly benefit our organization. He is a three-time NBA champion and has been one of the top executives with the National Basketball Players Association over the past few years.”Jones averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 151 games with the Suns. He played in 48 regular-season games and eight playoff contests for the Cavaliers last season and has career averages of 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds.McDonough came to Phoenix after 10 seasons in basketball operations with the Boston Celtics, serving as assistant general manager for the final three and helping the team take the 2008 NBA title.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against James Jones #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter during Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California. AFP FILELOS ANGELES, United States — Former Cleveland Cavaliers reserve James Jones, who alongside LeBron James has reached the past seven NBA Finals, was named vice president of basketball operations for the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.The move was announced by Suns owner Robert Sarver, who also revealed a contract extension, reportedly through the 2019-20 season, for 36-year-old general manager Ryan McDonough.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Busmen hope to chart return course toward AFC Cup

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But they were stopped in their tracks by Istiklol of Tajikistan in the inter-zone semifinals with a 1-1 draw last Tuesday at Panaad Stadium. Ceres was one of the last six teams from an initial roster of 52 from 29 countries.The 0-4 defeat in Dushanbe last month proved too tough to overcome for the Busmen, who came out with a more attack-minded approach in the second leg only to find Istiklol in solid form defensively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“When we started the season, we didn’t expect to get this far (in the competition),” said Ceres club chair Leo Rey Yanson. “We’re happy we made history and gave Philippine football the respect it deserves in the AFC Cup.”A return to the continental competition remains up in the air for the Busmen since only the Philippines Football League champion is assured of a spot in the tournament next year. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TAN (FILE)Its fairytale run in the AFC Cup may have ended last Tuesday, but Ceres-Negros is taking comfort at the fact that the country has created ripples in an event where Philippine clubs only started joining three years ago.The Busmen made history by becoming the first Asean zone champion of the competition, punching beyond their weight as they bested more established clubs in Vietnamese champion Hanoi FC, Johor Darul Ta’zim of Malaysia and Home United of Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Filipino SEA Games medalists receive cash incentives from PSC Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

No evidence of fixing in Pakistan-England Oval ODI says ICC

first_imgThe International Cricket Council on Wednesday said there was no compelling evidence into allegations that the Oval ODI between England and Pakistan was fixed.The ICC had decided to probe the last month’s match, which Pakistan won by 23 runs, after British tabloid The Sun passed on some information to the world governing body.The ICC had said that a certain scoring pattern emerged during the match as has been reported by The Sun but had made it clear that no England player was involved. “Following extensive investigations into allegations about the One-Day International between England and Pakistan at The Oval in London on 17 September, the ACSU has verified all the available information and concluded that there was no compelling evidence to suspect individual players or support staff,” a statement after the ICC Board meeting in Dubai said.”The investigation is now complete but if new and corroborating evidence comes to light then clearly the ACSU will reopen the matter.” The allegations emerged after the paper was notified of calls between a Dubai-based matchfixer and a New Delhi bookmaker, the newspaper report added.Pakistan’s one-day captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis welcomed the decision to clear the team of some spot-fixing claims levelled against them. Afridi, who led Pakistan to victory by 23 runs in England but lost the five-match series 2-3, said he was delighted that the findings – announced after the ICC’s board meeting in Dubai – were in his team’s favour.”I am very happy after hearing the news,” Afridi said. “I had and will always have full confidence in my team that they will not do anything like that.advertisement”I have told the players to always remain focused on cricket and forget anything else, and that’s what they were doing in the one-day series in England.” Afridi is to lead the team in the limited-over matches series starting in the United Arab Emirates later this month. From Agencieslast_img read more

Ignorant Hockey India decides to skip junior Asia Cup

first_imgWhile the ageing stars of Indian hockey are finding it difficult to match the skills of their international counterparts, Hockey India seems to be neglecting the next line as well.The delay on the part of the federation in selecting the under-18 team has robbed India of a chance to participate in the third junior men’s Asia Cup, a tournament which India won in its inaugural edition.The event is scheduled to be held in Singapore from June 17 and all the other Asian powerhouses – including Pakistan, South Korea and Malaysia – will be in action in the city-state.The tournament is approved by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) but Hockey India is not aware of this development.While the governing body of hockey in the country is busy dealing with the politics in the administration of the sport, little thought has been given to the plight of the budding stars left in the lurch.”Hockey India is not sending a team for the junior men’s Asia Cup because we haven’t selected a team and our Nationals will be held in July,” Hockey India executive director Anupam Gulati told Mail Today. He was also not aware of the fact that the tournament is recognised by the FIH. “The tournament is not even recognised by the FIH and its scheduling is also very strange because it started way back in 2001 and then it took eight years to stage its second edition,” he added.Ironically, Gulati said that Hockey India has decided to send its under-18 women’s team for the junior Asia Cup, which is to be held in Bangkok next month.advertisementEver since Hockey India came into existence, it has not conducted junior nationals and some of the former coaches too are worried about the future of Indian hockey.”We have very limited resources as far as the senior team is concerned, and because Hockey India is not grooming juniors, it is likely to have an adverse effect on the future of the senior team,” said a former coach.Even the development committee, set by the Hockey India, is not aware as there was no proposal put forward to the panel.”No proposal came to us from Hockey India to select the team for the junior men’s Asia Cup, so we had hardly anything to do,” said Pargat Singh, who is the chairman of the development committee.Hockey India has been too busy fighting for its status as the sole governing body of the sport in country and in doing so, it has overlooked the training and exposure tours for the juniors.Since the 2009 World Cup, jointly held by Malaysia and Singapore, the juniors have had hardly any work of substance in terms of camps, training and competition.The present state of affairs is all the more damning as India will host the next editions of both the men’s and women’s junior World Cups.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Embattled Dhoni hopes for better batting show

first_imgIndia were left grappling with injury worries ahead of the crucial second Test against England with pace spearhead Zaheer Khan being ruled out after failing to recover from the hamstring injury and opener Gautam Gambhir a doubtful starter -still struggling with his elbow injury.Injuries have been an issue for India for some time and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni rued the fact that it’s been rare when he has been able to field a fullstrength team in Tests.”As a side, we have constantly faced this problem. Whenever we play, we are not at full strength. It has happened constantly,” he said on the eve of the Trent Bridge Test.India’s batsmen scored under 300 runs in both innings at Lord’s and Dhoni expected them to show a huge improvement in the second Test.”It not just an individual. What we need is stands. Partnerships of 50-100 runs really help the innings go along,” Dhoni said.”It’s also important that batsmen convert their starts but it’s not that they don’t try it. The lower half must put a price on their wickets and even 40-60 runs from them is very helpful. We have done so in the past and we will come back to give our best,” he added.The wicketkeeper stressed that India need to do well in the first innings to make a match of it. ” It’s important we do well in the first innings. It’s been shown that once a team takes a 100- 120 run lead, it becomes a very difficult situation to make a comeback in the match,” he said.advertisementIndia are in danger of losing their number one Test ranking, but Dhoni said he couldn’t be overtly concerned about it.”If you enjoy the sport, the ratings take care of itself. It’s a constant process, nobody owns number one rankings. How you get there is important and once there, it’s difficult to maintain.” Dhoni acknowledged that his team gets better as a series progresses and are never really at their best at the start of it.”We have seen our batsmen, bowlers, fielders improve as they get used to conditions,” he said.Watch OutJames AndersonEngland pacer James Anderson is in no mood to underestimate India and believes the world No 1 Test team has the ability to make a strong comeback following their humiliating 196-run loss in the series opener at Lord’s.”If you look at their team sheet, it is a daunting lineup. They had the misfortune of Zaheer Khan pulling up early on, but they will come back strongly,” Anderson said on Thursday. “But hopefully we can continue the good work in the next three games,” he added.The 28-year-old pace spearhead, who picked up five for 65 in India’s second innings to script England’s win in the 2000th Test in history, was thrilled with the perfect team performance.”It was a great game for us. Kevin Pietersen getting a double hundred, Matt Prior getting a hundred. It was a matter of patience for us in an attempt to get ten wickets. We had confidence that we could bowl them out,” Anderson said.”They have fantastic batters, a world class line-up who could quite easily bat through the day. That’s why patience was the key,” he added.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Dravid back, Harbhajan dropped for England ODI series

first_imgThe experienced Rahul Dravid was on Saturday recalled after almost two years while off-colour Harbhajan Singh was dropped from India’s Twenty20 and one-day squad for the upcoming series against England beginning August 31.Dravid, the lone batsman in form in the ongoing Test series, was included to provide stability to the brittle line-up which has struggled in the seaming English conditions.Harbhajan, who has been ruled out of the Test series because of an abdominal strain, was expectedly not considered for the ODIs along with another star injured player Yuvraj Singh, nursing a broken left index finger.Karnataka paceman Vinay Kumar and wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel were recalled into the 16-member squad announced by the BCCI secretary N Srinivasan after a meeting of the selection committee here.Paceman S Sreesanth, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and all-rounder Yusuf Pathan also failed to find favour with the five-man selection panel which packed the team with five specialist pacemen and two spinners in Amit Mishra and R Ashwin.Tendulkar, who often skips one-dayers, has been included in the team.India will play the lone Twenty20 match in Manchester on August 31 followed by five one-dayers at Chester-Le-Street (September 3), Southampton (September 6), London (September 9 and September 11) and Cardiff (September 16).The Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh raina, Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Parthiv Patel.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

What’s up

first_imgArt Till August 10Relation with watercolours: Artist Rajat Bandopadhyay’s first solo art exhibition Relate. For him, relate means the world around him. The exhibition will also showcase Rajat’s renditions in watercolours titled Hope, Abandoned, Trinity and History. At Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg Till September 15War photography: For the,ArtTill August 10Relation with watercolours: Artist Rajat Bandopadhyay’s first solo art exhibition Relate. For him, relate means the world around him. The exhibition will also showcase Rajat’s renditions in watercolours titled Hope, Abandoned, Trinity and History. At Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen MargTill September 15War photography: For the first time in India, the works of famous Spanish romantic painter and printmaker Francisco Jose de Goya are on display. The show comprises 82 aquatint etchings that illustrate the rawness and savagery of war-the Peninsular War (1808-1814) and its devastating consequences. At : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place DanceTill August 25Dancing queen: Savitha Sastry presents a solo dance performance titled Music Within, an evening of perspectives, through the eyes of Mallika, the little princess, who discovers music in everything, including silence. At : Azad Bhawan Auditorium.FoodTill August 31Flavours of India: Celebrating the spirit of Independence Day, India Grill presents a food carnival that will showcase an array of live counters, representing the flavours of every state. Savour the delicacies of Kashmiri, Rajasthani, Awadhi, Bengali, Goan, and Hyderabadi cuisines. At India Grill, Hilton Garden Inn, Saket.August 13Rakhi special: Enjoy this Raksha Bandhan with your sister and family by relishing mouth watering Rajasthani delicacies at Spice Market. Relish lal maas, gatte ki sabzi, chowk wali dal, papad ki sabzi and much more. Priced at Rs 575 per head At The Spice Market, D-2, GF 18, Southern Park, Behind Select City Walk, Saket.Till August 14Kebab festival: Relish the Mediterranean kebab varieties such as zafrani pankhey kebab, lapeta macchli kebab, and Khumbh Shami Kebab at Jolly Rogers. The Club is also offering six pints of beer, any choice from the kebabs and a sheesha, at Rs 999 At Jolly Rogers, 10th Floor, Time Tower, Opposite Gurgaon Central Mall, MG Road.Till August 15High on tea: Take time for a refreshing experience at the tea festival Love of the Leaf. Teas such as chamomile, ginseng oolong and oriental sencha are on offer. Priced at Rs 75 each At Lite Bite Food outlets.TheatreadvertisementAugust 17-18Monsoon festival: An inter-disciplinary variety show featuring diverse performance styles by artists such as Sanjay Rajoura, Leena Malakar Vij and Vidhya Gopal. This variety show, a veritable monsoon tamasha of sorts will dazzle you with some of Delhi’s best talent. From theatre to stand-up comedy to linguistic musings on words associated with the monsoon, kathak to Hindustani classical music and poetic renditions, an offering of many creative tricks to pay homage to the monsoon season. At Alliance Francaise de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate, Lodhi Road.ShoppingTill August 15Shopping bonanza: The second edition of the DLF Shopping Festival is on. It’s packed with deals, discounts, fun, entertainment and pampering. At DLF Place-Saket, DLF Promenade-Vasant Kunj, City Centre and Mega Mall-GurgaonNightlifeDJ Cheenu and DJ AmitAugust 12Retro fever: Spin Doctors DJ Cheenu and DJ Amit churn out some whacky music. For groovy music and sumptuous food and drinks, visit the happening bar. Entry by registration only. At Smoke House Grill, North Wing, VIPPS Centre, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash II.Every mondaySing a song: It’s time to exercise those vocal chords, and visit Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill for a one of a kind karaoke night. Sing out loud the favourites of 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. Don’t you forget your dancing shoes. Solo performances allow you to win a free drink coupon. Also, on offer for beer lovers is the three litre-beer -tube for Rs 900. At : F 38, Level 1, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S Duos launch soon in European markets

first_imgThe South Korean firm Samsung is all set to launch the dual sim Galaxy S Duos dual SIM smartphone soon in European and Indian markets. The new device will reportedly be an Ice Cream Sandwich-based midrange handset with all essential features and capabilities. According to the report published on nvonews.com, the new handset has just copied the body of its premium smartphone, Galaxy S III. It is a miniature of the S3 that grabbed large attention. Though not being as powerful as the S3, it is brilliant to see an affordable, midrange handset in the same form. The phone has the dimensions of 121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5mm and weight of 120 grams.The S3 has a large 4.8-inch display, but the S Duos mounts a 4-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen, the report said. The S Duos will come equipped with a 1GHz single core Cortex-A5 processor, 512MB of RAM and Adreno 200 graphics card. It will also have Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 4GB of built-in storage plus 32GB microSD slot, 1500mAh battery, besides FM radio with RDS, A-GPS and a 3.5mm jack with dual SIM handset, the report nvonews added.The new handset will reportedly sport a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and other advanced features. Meanwhile, there is no information on the exact release date and price of the handset, as Samsung merely said it would come to the European markets next month. With Agency inputslast_img read more

Naseeruddin Shah joins league of game-show hosts, to field questions on Super Selector

first_imgNaseeruddin ShahNaseeruddin Shah is a man of many parts. He has just joined the league of game-show hosts. By his own admission, Shah does not play cricket.Yet he will field questions on Super Selector, a cricket game show that will allow viewers to pick their own dream team. Tony GreigShah,Naseeruddin ShahNaseeruddin Shah is a man of many parts. He has just joined the league of game-show hosts. By his own admission, Shah does not play cricket.Yet he will field questions on Super Selector, a cricket game show that will allow viewers to pick their own dream team. Tony GreigShah is an unusual choice for the show that will also feature Navjot Sidhu, Geoffrey Boycott and Sunil Gavaskar. But the true sport that he is, he told the channel’s publicity agent he has practised all his life for the part.Shah & Co may have some tough competition coming from Tony Greig, who is hosting Bat Chat, a cricket talk show on Doordarshan with ex-cricketers Arjuna Ranatunga, Rameez Raja, Bishan Singh Bedi and Sanjay Manjrekar.The match has only just begun.last_img read more

Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

first_imgWashington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Jamal Crawford, right, during triple overtime of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Thomas Bryant’s perfect night was something the NBA hadn’t seen in nearly a quarter-century.Bryant’s 14 for 14 effort from the floor in Washington’s triple-overtime 149-146 win over Phoenix on Saturday night was the first such game in the NBA since Gary Payton had the same shooting numbers in Seattle’s win over Cleveland on Jan. 4, 1995.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “It’s amazing,” Bryant said. “I had no idea throughout the game and I had no idea after the game until people started telling me about it.”They will be telling him about this one for a long time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBryant became the fifth player to have a 14-for-14 game or better, joining Payton, Bailey Howell, Billy McKinney and Wilt Chamberlain. Howell was 14 for 14 for the Baltimore Bullets — the Wizards’ franchise — against San Francisco on Jan. 3, 1965, and McKinney was 14 for 14 for Kansas City against Boston on Dec. 27, 1978.Chamberlain had four such games — he was 15 for 15 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20, 1967, an NBA-record 18 for 18 against Baltimore on Feb. 24, 1967 and 16 for 16 against Baltimore again on March 19, 1967, recording all of those for Philadelphia. He was 14 for 14 for the Lakers against Detroit on March 11, 1969. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss James Harden scores 39, leads Rockets past Spurs Bryant scored 31 points on Saturday, more than he had posted in any other two NBA games of his career. He easily exceeded his previous career-highs for points (was 16), field goals (was five) and field goals attempted (was eight).Bryant was 3 for 3 in the first quarter, 1 for 1 in the second quarter, 2 for 2 in the third quarter, didn’t take any shots in the fourth quarter, 4 for 4 in the first overtime, 3 for 3 in the second overtime and 1 for 1 in the third overtime.The previous high for shots made without a miss in a game this season was 12, by Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis against New York on Oct. 31.“I had no idea,” Bryant said. “I was just in the flow of the game. I just let the game come to me. Then as soon as I felt that I was in a rhythm, I just went out and took it.”Bryant was also 3 for 3 from the foul line — adding to his perfect night. Of the others to go 14 for 14 from the field or better in a game, only Payton also didn’t miss from the foul line, as well.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “MVP, by far, by far,” Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who had a triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, said when seeing Bryant’s stat line from the night’. “That’s my boy. He plays his tail off every minute.”Going back to Washington’s game against Houston on Wednesday, Bryant is 19 for 20 from the field and has made his last 16 shot attempts.The Wizards play at Indiana on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more