Williams Into Aussie Open Quarters

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Serena Williams has advanced to the Australian Open quarter finals with a scrappy 7-5, 6-4 win over Barbora Strycova to open play at Rod Laver Arena yesterday. Williams is attempting to win her Open era-record 23 Grand Slam singles title, her seventh Australian Open championship and, with top-ranked Angelique Kerber’s fourth-round loss, a return to the number one ranking. She had 23 unforced errors in the first set and needed eight set points to clinch it. There were seven breaks of serve in the set, including the first four games. On the final point of the set a backhand by Williams bounced flatly on Strycova’s side of the court. The Czech player couldn’t pick it up and Williams had the first set in 55 minutes. Williams took a 4-1 lead in the second set and had her serve broken when she served for the match at 5-3. But Williams came back in the next game to break Strycova’s serve and clinch the match. Williams next plays the winner of a later match between Ekaterina Makarova and Johanna Konta. If Serena Williams needed any more incentive to win her seventh Australian Open title and a record 23rd Grand Slam major, she may have got it with top-ranked Angelique Kerber’s fourth-round loss. Williams began her match against Barbora Strycova on Rod Laver Arena yesterday knowing that if she does clinch the title next Saturday, she will overtake Kerber for the number one ranking. Williams lost the top ranking, which she had held for three consecutive years, to Kerber after the German player won the US Open in September.last_img read more

Jamaica advance despite beach soccer loss

first_imgJamaica’s beach soccer team has advanced to the quarter finals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships despite going down 3-2 to hosts Bahamas earlier in Nassau. The Jamaicans got their goals through Rohan Reid and Daemion Benjamin. Captain Andre Reid said that it was a really tough game. “I said to my coach earlier today that this is a game where if they beat us, it has to be a referee’s decision and it came right down to that,” he said. The Jamaicans conceded a free kick in the third minute of the game and Reid describes it as being like giving up a penalty, because of the size of the playing area and how close it was to goal. “We still go through even though we were playing to top the group but now we’ll just wait for the draw tomorrow and use the day to rest,” Reid told The Gleaner. The Bahamians have won the group with 7 points and the Jamaicans finished runners up, tied on 3 points with Guyana but advanced with a better goal difference. Belize have finished in last place on 1 point. The Beach Boyz will play their quarter final match on Friday, although they do not yet know their opponents.last_img read more

ONE: Kingad pressured, excited for ‘biggest fight’ of his career

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Plus the fact that Kingad is also trying to preserve his undefeated record—something that most fighters refuse to admit.“This is the biggest fight of my career,” Kingad told INQUIRER.net Tuesday in a press conference at City of Dreams Manila. “Moraes is my toughest challenge so far. He has a lot of experience.”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“There is pressure. I feel it and I’m excited for the fight. I haven’t lost and in my mind, I want to keep it that way,” added Kingad, who owns a 6-0 slate.Adding to Kingad’s anxiousness is the fight will be staged in Manila at Mall of Asia Arena, which is expecting a sellout crowd. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alaska hires Altamirano, Ildefonso as new coaches OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPThe pressure Danny Kingad has heading into Friday’s ONE: Legends of the World is no joke. Not only is Kingad fighting in his first world title shot, he’s also up against an experienced champion and Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert in Adriano Moraes.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “It makes me more excited fighting here but at the same time, I also feel nervous because obviously, I don’t want to let our fans down. I want to put on a good show,” he said.The 21-year-old Kingad hasn’t fought since beating Muhammad Aiman by unanimous decision last April in Manila.The fast-rising Team Lakay fighter was supposed to return to action in July but the event was cancelled. His bout was rescheduled a month later but things also didn’t turn out well as it was cancelled for the second time.Kingad assured that despite the snag, his buildup for his title fight against Moraes went as planned.Kingad said his training focused on improving his ground game knowing that he will be up against a master grappler.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

first_imgStindl equalizer saves Germany’s 21-match unbeaten run Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates victory over Germany’s Alexander Zverev during their men’s singles round-robin match on day three of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKRoger Federer held young pretender Alexander Zverev at bay in a gripping contest Tuesday to reach the last four of the ATP Finals and stay on course for a seventh end-of-season crown.The world number two saw off a spirited challenge from the much-hyped German 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-1 in front of a boisterous pro-Federer crowd to become the first man through to the last four at the O2 Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The 20-year-old third seed raced into a 4-0 advantage only to see the Swiss charge back to lead 5-4. Zverev earned a set point of his own at 6-5 but could not convert and Federer made his third set point count.The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke in the first game of the second set to establish an iron grip on the round-robin match but Zverev hit back in the fourth to get back on level terms.Federer only landed 43 percent of first serves in the second set and it finally cost him in the 12th game, when Zverev capitalized on his third set point to force a decider.The Swiss re-found his focus and some consistency on serve in the decider as Zverev’s level dipped, earning three breaks to close it out 6-1.Zverev has been touted as the leader of a pack of young players hungry to oust the creaking old guard but Federer, who has suffered only four defeats all year, shows no sign of slipping.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 “It was a good battle and I always enjoy myself at this beautiful arena,” said Federer, who has now reached the semi-finals 14 times.“I have so much fun playing in London and I have been so successful here. Thank you for making it such a special night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I’m happy and relieved that I can play freely against (Marin) Cilic, instead of it being a nail-biter. It’s been a tough group so to be through in two matches is great.”Both players were scratchy on serve at the start of the match but were quickly into the groove in a tight first set that saw no breaks of serve, though Zverev had to fend off two set points in the 12th game to force a tie-break. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Coming into the match Federer, 36, and Zverev had faced each other four times and each had won twice.This year, Federer beat the German in Halle but Zverev returned the favor at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.Earlier, also in the Boris Becker group, Jack Sock kept his dreams of a fairytale finish to his season alive, beating Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4).“It’s been an interesting morning so far,” said the American. “The fire alarm went off at 4:00 am and we had to exit the building. But I love playing here in London. It’s an amazing atmosphere, you make me feel like home.”The top two players from each of the two groups of four progress to the semi-finals.Federer, who beat Sock in his first match, is the standout star at the tournament after the withdrawal through injury of world number one Rafael Nadal.Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka are all long-term absentees from the Tour this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Heat beat Celtics to end 16-game winning streak

first_imgMiami Heat’s Goran Dragic (7) goes to the basket over Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) and Al Horford (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI, Florida—Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak.Tyler Johnson scored 16 points for Miami, which had an 18-point lead cut to one in the final moments. The Heat shot 49 percent and outrebounded the Celtics 48-37.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for Boston. Jayson Tatum added 18, and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each had 14.The Celtics got down by 18 in the first half, which has been a very comfortable place for Boston this season. Boston had overcome 18-point deficits against Oklahoma City and Charlotte, a 17-point hole against Golden State, a 16-pointer against Atlanta and rallied from 13 down to win in Dallas this week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Celtics almost did it again.Down by 14 midway through the fourth, the unflappable Celtics went on a 13-0 run in just about three minutes — getting to 91-90 when Smart made one of two free throws with 3:14 remaining. Waiters decided that was close enough. His 3-pointer from the left wing bounced off the rim, then the top of the backboard, before falling to end Miami’s scoreless drought. Waiters added another 3-pointer over Al Horford to make the lead seven, Hassan Whiteside had a big tip-in with 1:10 left and Miami would hang on from there.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Hamilton targets win as pack scramble for points 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 awardlast_img read more

Salinggawi gearing to bring back glory days

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But it has since faired in and out of the podium with Salinggawi’s last championship happening back in 2006. Salinggawi hit a low point in 2013 when the famed group finished at seventh and the term “Sawinggawi” was infamously coined to mock the once formidable cheerdance institution.is current Salinggawi crop is not letting that 11-year drought taunt them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We want to bring back the glory days of UST,” said Salinggawi team captain Benjo Gutierrez in Filipino after taking the silver medal of Season 80 Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We want to become like the original Tigers who won five straight.”UST’s second-place finish was its second in three years, and although it’s still not the luster the Salinggawi is looking for, it’s a step back the right direction. MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene NU extends win streak to 64, sweeps UE for 4th straight women’s hoops title “We have to be passionate, trust the process, and trust ourselves,” said Gutierrez.And pushing the current Salinggawi is a former member turned rookie head coach Marc Chaiwalla who orchestrated UST to 638.50 points in his first UAAP competition.Gutierrez said it was Chaiwalla who pushed them past their limits and made them realize that they are capable of achieving more than what they initially thought of.“Our coach challenged us to be more fearless, to be bolder,” said Gutierrez. “He challenged us to exceed our expectations, he pushed us to newfound capabilities we never knew we could do.”“At first there was an adjustment period when he took over, a really long one, but we trusted the process rather than complaining,” said Gutierrez.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Salinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was a time in the history of the UAAP cheerdance competition when the Salinggawi Dance Troupe of University of Santo Tomas would just show up and take the trophy.UST was the first dynasty of the exhibition after winning eight titles in the first 12 years of the competition. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry makes $1 million donation to Villanova

first_imgLATEST STORIES Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)PHILADELPHIA — When Villanova officials first contacted Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry about making a $1 million donation to his alma mater, he was skeptical.“A million dollars?” Lowry recalled saying.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours NCAA volleyball: Lady Chiefs drop a set, but improve to 4-0 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson When he found out the money would be used for upgrades to the Pavillion, the facility where he spends the offseason working out, he quickly came around.“If I wasn’t there every day, if I wasn’t around the players and using the facilities as much as I do, it would be a little different,” Lowry said. “But this place I call home. I’m literally here all summer, so it was easy.”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 school announced the largest donation by a former Villanova basketball player on Monday, a few hours before the Raptors faced the Philadelphia 76ers in Lowry’s hometown. Villanova’s locker room will be named after Lowry, who spent two seasons with the Wildcats before leaving for the NBA as a first-round pick of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2006.“It’s not about the money, it’s about family,” Lowry said. “I’m able to give back to this great university that helped me get to where I am: 31 years old, three-time All-Star, wife and kids, married. I know it’s crazy, right?” Villanova coach Jay Wright attended the announcement at Wells Fargo Center, where the top-ranked Wildcats are playing this season while their home court undergoes a $60 million renovation.“Kyle has done so much to make us proud,” Wright said. “A generous gift like this is really impactful to the entire university, to all athletes.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

Bucks hope firing Kidd sparks club with expectations rising

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ He was hired by Milwaukee a few months after a group led by co-owners Edens and Mark Lasry bought the team in April 2014. The Bucks traded two future second-round draft picks to the Nets as compensation.In Milwaukee, Kidd inherited a team that won 15 games in 2013-14. He was part of a fresh start for an organization that had been mired in mediocrity for years.Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the youthful Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd while Antetokounmpo and Middleton developed. Malcolm Brogdon won the NBA rookie of the year award last season, and Jabari Parker has the potential to be an explosive scorer when healthy.Despite all that, Milwaukee has largely treaded water in the wide-open East, even after adding talented guard Eric Bledsoe in a trade with the Suns in November. The Bucks are 8-12 since going a season-high five games over .500 on Dec. 9.Under Kidd, Milwaukee a regular-season record of 139-152.“We didn’t lose any talent. We still have all of our guys on the floor. We still have to make the playoffs our goal,” Brogdon said.The Bucks plan to conduct a coaching search after the season. It will be an important hire for a franchise celebrating its 50th anniversary and getting ready for the opening of a new downtown arena next season.“I think Jason’s done obviously a tremendous amount for the organization. He’s a good friend, he’s a soon-to-be Hall of Fame basketball player,” Edens said in an interview before the game.“But we think this team can be the best team in the East and we want to give ourselves every chance we can to do that.” Consider Kidd’s dismissal a wake-up call for a team that had been a feel-good story in the NBA over the last couple years.“A general manager in the NHL had a statement once: ‘If something is inevitable, why wait?’” Horst said at a news conference before the game.Horst added that the decision was made “relatively quickly” and was not in the works through the season. Co-owner Wes Edens said Horst had the ownership group’s support.“We just felt that we got to a point in the season where this team could do more and could perform at a different level in a different way and (we are) looking for a fresh approach and different voice in leadership for the team,” Horst said.Kidd was one of the NBA’s most dynamic guards during his playing career and a triple-double threat in his heyday. He made the unusual jump right into coaching the year after his playing career ended, guiding the Nets to a 44-win season and a trip to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in his one and only season in Brooklyn in 2013-14.ADVERTISEMENT Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Still, if and when Milwaukee does compete for NBA titles, Kidd’s influence will be clear. He led Antetokounmpo and company to two playoff appearances in three seasons — not bad for a team that won 15 games four seasons ago. Antetokounmpo has become a star, and Khris Middleton has also become a standout player.Yet the Bucks are hovering around .500 and stuck in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The perimeter defense hasn’t ever really improved, and turnovers have become a debilitating issue of late.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 folkFor Horst, there wasn’t enough progress for Kidd to keep his job. The surprise firing, hours before the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105, sent a message to players about mounting expectations as the talented kids become veterans.“It’s not all on one person. The players have some type of responsibility,” Middleton said after scoring 35 points in the victory. “He’s the first one to go, but it could be one of us next. We have to do our job night in and night out.” Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Jason Kidd helped make the Bucks relevant again. Someone else will have to help them become champions.Despite mentoring a young, athletic core led by All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was fired by Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst on Monday. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will lead the team for the rest of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Grey steps up anew with career-high for GlobalPort

first_imgPBA IMAGESNo Terrence Romeo, no problem for GlobalPort.With the super scorer still injure, the Batang Pier found an able replacement in Jonathan Grey as the sophomore has been having a tear so far in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 “I’m just thankful to the coaches and the management for the confidence they’re giving me. I struggled in the beginning, but their trust never waned,” Grey said.Grey continued to repay that faith on Sunday as he fired a career-high 24 points, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the team’s 107-88 decimation of the Bolts.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 folkWith his good games coming at the expense of Meralco, the team that drafted him seventh in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, a few couldn’t help but wonder if the former St. Benilde standout is spurred by revenge against his old crew.Grey, however, said that it’s not the case, noting his stellar showing versus the Bolts is just pure coincidence. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Nothing personal. It just so happens that when we face them, I have a good game,” he said.With Romeo yet to suit up for GlobalPort in the foreseeable future due to his knee contusion injury, Grey said that he’s just willing to stay the course and give it his all whenever his number gets called.“Every time I play, I always give my 100-percent to win for the team. That’s all. Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes you’re not. But I always try to give everything for the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam titlelast_img read more

GlobalPort wards off TNT to stay in playoff hunt

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jayson Castro tried his earnest to bring TNT back in the game, cutting the lead to as low as nine, 94-84 with 2:33 remaining, but Jonathan Grey converted huge buckets to stave off the rally and help GlobalPort snag seventh place with a 4-4 card.“We started aggressive,” said coach Pido Jarencio. “TNT played three games in a week so our mindset was to take advantage of that, push the ball, and be aggressive and physical on defense. Luckily from the start, we really played well.”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 folkGlobalPort found an unlikely hero in Nico Elorde, who stepped up to the challenge and fired 17 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.Stanley Pringle added 16 markers, 10 boards, four dimes, and three steals, while Bradwyn Guinto got a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Also one of the few heroes for the Batang Pier was Yousef Taha, who poured seven of his 11 markers in the payoff period, which were instrumental in keeping the KaTropa in check as the starters got a much needed rest.“TNT got the momentum, but we’re comfortable because they were still playing catch-up. Our lead was still double digits and it really showed that the players really wanted to enter the playoffs and grabbed this chance,” said Jarencio.Castro topped TNT with 24 points and four assists, while Kelly Williams got 21 markers and 12 boards.The KaTropa has now dropped their last three outings and sit at ninth with their 4-6 record.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track PBA IMAGESGlobalPort used a superb opening surge and did  enough to keep TNT at bay  to eke out the 99-84 victory and move up in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Batang Pier came hot off the gates with a 21-3 salvo before building that lead to its highest at 30, 67-37.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year GLOBALPORT 99 — Elorde 17, Pringle 16, Guinto 12, Taha 11, Grey 10, Nabong 10, Teng 9, Araña 6, Gabayni 6, Sargent 2, Anthony 0, Flores 0, Juico 0.TNT 84 — Castro 24, Williams 21, Pogoy 14, Carey 10, Tautuaa 8, Semerad 3, Garcia 2, Reyes 2, Paredes 0, Torres 0.Quarters: 34-12, 61-36, 79-64, 99-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Composure saves La Salle against FEU MOST READ View commentslast_img read more