Ateneo, San Beda, HTC earn PCCL Elite 8 opening wins

first_imgUAAP champion Ateneo easily handled Naga Foundation College, 84-69, to open its campaign in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Elite 8 Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena.The Blue Eagles are the first of the Group A teams to earn a victory in the round-robin-styled competition that will see the top two groups from each bundle advancing the knockout semifinals.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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Robert Bolick played floor general for the Red Lions with 14 points and seven assists while AC Soberano also had 14 points.JV Mocon had a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double for San Beda.Alvin Capobres led the Stags with 14 points and five boards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Thirdy Ravena missed out on a triple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds, and nine assists while committing just one turnover to lead Ateneo.HTC never experienced to take the lead as Ateneo held fort as early as the first quarter with a 27-16 lead with a minute remaining in the period.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 Blue Eagles had its biggest lead in the game, 80-61, when Gian Mamuyac hit a three-pointer with 5:43 left in the game that ended a 21-4 run throughout the final two quarters.Emmanuel Ojoula led the Tigers with 34 points and 14 rebounds. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track South Korea dog meat restaurants refuse to stop serving for Olympics OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In the first game, Holy Trinity College pulled off a 75-69 upset win over UAAP runner-up De La Salle in Group B.The Green Archers, although, tapped their Team B for the tournament.Joseph Diamante and Leomark Salas had 21 and 20 points, respectively to lead the Wildcats while Everby Dialogo added a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double.Antonio Miguel Yang led the Green Archers with 21 points and eight rebounds.And in the second game, NCAA defending champion San Beda closed out league rival San Sebastian, 70-67, in Group B.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Adamson stops skid, downs much-improved UE for 5th spot

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 Adamson has lost four of its last five games and head coach Air Padda was well aware of the struggles her team brought in their match against the Lady Warriors.“Well, we’ve battled a lot of adversity,” said Padda, who added that open hitter Chiara Permentilla suffered an ankle sprain in practice and that Eli Soyud would much rather play as an opposite hitter than an open spiker.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“When things are falling apart, maybe it’s for us so that we can fall into place. And we knew coming into this game that UE has the confidence and I’m pretty sure that they expected to beat us.”And UE’s confidence showed when it methodically cut Adamson’s lead from four, 8-4, to one, 12-11, after Mary Ann Mendrez’ crosscourt kill. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University got back on track after scraping past much-improved University of the East in five sets, 19-25, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16, 25-12, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons ended their two-game skid and improved to 4-5 for sole possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Warriors, whose two-game run came to a halt, dropped to 2-7.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Mendrez had 17 points to lead UE while Shaya Adorador and Judith Abil combined for 22 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Portland wins 12th straight with win over Detroit Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery With the Lady Warriors starting to mount resistance, Adamson’s veterans Jema Galanza and Mylene Paat came to the Lady Falcons’ rescue.Galanza was the first to attack as she found an open corner for the Lady Falcons’ 14-11 match point before Paat ended it all when she bounced her spike off Roselle Baliton’s block.“The team did a good job fighting especially in the fifth set not letting UE go on point runs and keeping the lead,” said Padda.Galanza put up a game-high 22 points while Paat served as her second-in-command with 18 points for the Lady Falcons.Soyud and Mary Joy Dacoron also finished in double figures for Adamson with 11 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Nash, Kidd, Allen, Hill in 13-member Basketball Hall of Fame class

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Former NBA player Steve Nash, left, smiles as former NBA player Jason Kidd, right, looks on during a news conference for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2018 announcement, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)SAN ANTONIO — Steve Nash was an unsung Canadian kid who got one significant U.S. basketball scholarship offer. Jason Kidd was an Oakland hoops prodigy ticketed for superstardom from childhood.After parallel careers that first crossed during college workouts a quarter-century ago, two of the best point guards of their generation are thrilled to be headed into the Basketball Hall of Fame together.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism They played nearly two seasons together with the Phoenix Suns from late 1996 to 1998, but their bond began in the Bay Area during their famed group workouts while Nash was at Santa Clara and Kidd was at California.“He kept pushing me, and hopefully I pushed him to become a better player,” Kidd said. “Steve was always early, and he was always the last to leave, and he never gets tired. So when you have a workout partner like that, it will only make you better.”Nash went on to become a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and an eight-time All-Star, while Kidd earned 10 All-Star selections and claimed a championship ring in Dallas in 2011.They’re both also bonded with Hill, the seven-time NBA All-Star who won two NCAA titles at Duke. The trio’s professional careers all encompassed roughly the same two-decade stretch, and they exchanged excited text messages earlier this week when they learned of their impending Hall trip.“I’m just following Steve and Grant around,” Kidd said with a grin. “I was (NBA) co-rookie of the year with Grant, I’ve known Steve forever, and now we’re going into this class together. I said, ‘Whatever you do next, I’m going to go with you there, too.’”ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIEScenter_img Handy man: Calderon doing whatever Cavaliers need Thorn has a lengthy career as a player, coach and executive. He served as the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations between stints in the front offices of the Bulls and Nets.Radja was one of the greatest European players of his generation. The Croatian scorer also played four seasons for the Boston Celtics.Washington (1898-1971) was a spectacular athlete who excelled at tennis but also played on 11 consecutive Women’s Colored Basketball World’s Championship teams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 “It’s even more special when it’s with him, and with so many people you respect,” Nash said.Nash, Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen learned Saturday that they are among the 13-member Hall of Fame class that will be inducted in September.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 crownThe class also includes Maurice Cheeks, Tina Thompson, coach Lefty Driesell, Charlie Scott, longtime executive Rick Welts, NBA executive Rod Thorn, Katie Smith, the late Ora Mae Washington and Croatian star Dino Radja. Most of the inductees appeared together before the Final Four semifinals in San Antonio, beginning the five-month stretch of togetherness before the ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts.But Nash and Kidd have been linked since their teenage years for more than their sublime playmaking skills, and they’ve both provided assists to each other along the way. Former NBA player Ray Allen, right, speaks as former WNBA player Tina Thompson, left, looks on during a news conference for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2018 announcement, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Allen, a 10-time All-Star, is the most prolific 3-point shooter in NBA history and a two-time league champion whose career also encompassed roughly the same two-decade stretch as his three fellow inductees.The class also includes two giants of the modern women’s game. Thompson was the first draft choice in WNBA history and a four-time league champion, while Smith is the top scorer in women’s professional basketball history.Driesell, best known for his 17 seasons at Maryland, is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools. Scott is a five-time NBA All-Star who also excelled in the ABA.Driesell drew laughs when the Hall of Famers got together with his still-dry wit: “I think it’s more for my players and my coaching staffs and my trainers and athletic directors that hired me than it is for me, because I’m 86 years old. I want them to enjoy it. I probably won’t be around too long to enjoy it … but it’s just a big honor and a thrill.”Scott, the first black scholarship athlete at North Carolina before his championship-winning NBA career with the Suns and Boston Celtics, shared his enormous mutual respect for Driesell.“If people don’t know it, if it wasn’t for Lefty, there would be no Charlie Scott,” Scott said. “He was the guy who first recruited me (to Davidson). And I guess he hated it, but he put my name in the newspaper, and that was when Coach (Dean) Smith saw it, and that’s when Coach Smith started recruiting me.”Driesell laughed that he would have been in the Hall of Fame much earlier if Scott had come to Davidson.Cheeks is a four-time NBA All-Star and one of the greatest defensive point guards in hoops history. The Philadelphia 76ers great played the same position as Kidd and Nash, but at a different time in the game’s evolution.“When I was playing, (the job) was making sure I was taking care of my players,” Cheeks said. “I would have been crazy not to get the ball to Julius (Erving) and Moses (Malone).”Welts, the first openly gay NBA executive, has worked in several aspects of the game, including the launch of the WNBA. The former president of the Phoenix Suns, he became the Warriors’ president and chief of operations in 2011. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Adamson Pep Squad nabs Asian Cheerleading invitational gold

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Warriors’ McCaw injured in scary fall as team beats Kings Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Adamson Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University just keeps on winning.After the Pep Squad’s Cinderella run in the UAAP Season 80 Cheerdance Competition, the school added another crown in their growing trophy case after taking home the gold in the Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championship in Singapore Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Pep Squad won in the Pom division of the event with Adamson’s official Facebook page congratulating the team.“The whole Adamson Community is very proud of you!” posted Adamson on its Facebook.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 crownAs per the competition’s website, the ACIC “is an open championships based on International Cheer Union rules and scoring.”The 2018 ACIC was held from March 31 to April 1. View commentslast_img read more

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Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia’s World Cup

first_imgAs Russia opened its doors to throngs of foreigners, about 100 Peruvian fans gathered at a bar near the Kremlin to celebrate, waving flags and chanting loudly.“It’s a party, as you can see over there,” said Oscar Arauzo of Lima, pointing at his fellow fans. “We are definitely ready for tomorrow for the kickoff.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The real Kadryov took the clip in stride — though bristled at being compared to cheese.On Russian social network VKontakte, he responded with a rap-like verse ending “brother, I tell you, I support my Russia all the way!”The real coach said he hasn’t heard the song and doesn’t have time anyway. “I’m concentrating on work,” he told reporters. Criticism “is a natural occurrence in today’s world. You have to take it the right way.”Players acknowledge the barbs can hurt. Forward Artyom Dzyuba said the team resents criticism heaped on it by Russian media.The parodies reflect a deep-seated hope among many Russians that the World Cup is a success — and a fear that something could go wrong.Russia is on the defensive on many fronts as the tournament begins. The national team is on a losing streak so bad that few expect it to even make it past the first round, and pressure is massive for a victory in the opening match against Saudi Arabia — the Cup’s second-lowest-ranked team at No. 67, just ahead of Russia at 70.Sales of tickets to foreigners are lagging amid sanctions and tensions between Russia and the West over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling abroad.Security is exceptionally tight across the 11 cities hosting matches and beyond, amid concerns of hooliganism or extremist attacks. Opposition figures are facing extra pressure not to target Putin while the world is watching.Still, the excitement is building. Red Square hosted a mass gala concert Wednesday showcasing Placido Domingo and stars of Russia’s rich classical music scene, and Robbie Williams is headlining the opener Thursday to get the party going.“We feel that it’s going to be a great tournament. We hope that,” said Venezuelan fan Daniel Vielma as he arrived Wednesday in Moscow’s main international airport. “We’ve been to different World Cups and we have really high expectation of Russia.” Atlanta’s hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Instead of moping about sanctions, political repression and doping suspicions, Russians are turning to parody as they ready to host the world’s most-watched sporting event.The self-deprecating mockery is helping defuse domestic tensions around Russia’s World Cup, which kicks off Thursday in Moscow with much at stake for President Vladimir Putin and his proud nation.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 crownVideo clips circulating online caricature the players on Russia’s bottom-ranked team as aging, narcissistic and injury-prone.The favored target is mustachioed Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov. TV star and comedian Ivan Urgant is appealing to Russians to post images of themselves wearing mustaches as a show of support, and his tongue-in-cheek hashtag “Mustaches of Hope” became a quick hit. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img LATEST STORIES Popular singer Semyon Slepakov has a more radical idea: Replace the coach with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.“Ramzan, Ramzan, Ramzan, tough like parmesan,” sings Slepakov in a video released this week.He imagines what would happen if Putin ordered Kadyrov to take over the team. Channeling Kadyrov, the singer threatens the players: “Don’t forget, you only have one life.”Yet even this imagined Kadyrov — whose security forces stifle dissent and enforce strict Islamic rules in Chechnya, and whose rule is stained by reports of torture and killings — is overwhelmed by the coaching task.“For the first time in my life, I give up,” sings Slepakov’s Kadyrov, pledging to go back to Chechnya where problems are easier to solve.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Russia players arrives at the official training session of the Russian team one the eve of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MOSCOW — How bad is Russia’s national football team? Even the ruthless leader of Chechnya couldn’t coach it to victory — or so goes a satirical song buzzing around Russian social networks ahead of the World Cup.The Chechen strongman shot back — with a goofy patriotic rap.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

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Cavs reach agreement with free agent Nwaba

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 Yahoo Sports first reported Nwaba’s agreement.The 25-year-old Nwaba averaged 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 23.5 minutes in 70 games — 21 starts — for the Bulls. Chicago revoked its qualifying off to Nwaba, who received interest from Indiana as a free agent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’At 6-foot-4, Nwaba is a solid defender and better-than-average shooter who will likely join Cleveland’s rotation and give coach Tyronn Lue depth as the Cavs try to stay competitive following LeBron James’ exit as a free agent.Nwaba previously played with the Los Angeles Lakers and in Cleveland will be reunited with former teammates Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. FILE – David Nwaba #11 of the Chicago Bulls moves against Marvin Williams #2 of the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center on April 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard David Nwaba has agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Nwaba, who played for the Chicago Bulls last season, will join the Cavs once contract terms are finalized, said the person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations between the sides is are ongoing.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Milan, Turin, Cortina to launch joint bid for 2026 Olympics View commentslast_img read more

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Andy Murray sobs after another 3-set win in Washington

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms If Murray came to Washington in hopes of getting in some extra work as he tries to return to form after hip surgery in January, he is certainly accomplishing that.After rain delayed earlier action, three-time major champion Murray and Copil didn’t even start playing until midnight as Thursday turned to Friday. By the end, there were 100 or so fans in the main stadium at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After taking a 5-0 lead in the opening-set tiebreaker, Murray dropped seven consecutive points to hand the lead over to Copil.Former No. 1-ranked Murray is now at No. 832. He returned from an 11-month absence in June, playing just three matches before arriving at the Citi Open. Andy Murray, of Britain, hits his bag after losing the first set of a match against Marius Copil, of Romania, during the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON — Andy Murray sat in his changeover chair and sobbed into a towel after winning his third consecutive three-setter to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals.Murray worked deep into the night to get past 93rd-ranked Marius Copil of Romania 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a match that ended just past 3 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Iker Casillas wants to finish career with Porto LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img In Friday’s quarterfinals, he will face 19-year-old Alex de Minaur of Australia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 awardlast_img read more

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ONE: Against toughest foe yet, Jomary Torres wants to let her fight do the talking

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “I think she’s my toughest opponent so far. There are other stronger fighters in my division but I’ll also prepare hard for them.”Jomary Torres works with coach Rene Catalan. She faces hometown bet Priscilla Gaol on Saturday in ONE: Conquest of Heroes pic.twitter.com/RYoRzfenaC— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 20, 2018Torres has piqued everyone’s attention with an impressive 4-0 streak that includes wins over elite fighters like Rika Ishige and Nita Dea, but she still thinks and trains like an underdog.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college More confident Joshua Pacio faces Naito in ONE title rematch Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison PLAY LIST 01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison00:50Trending Articles02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil READ: Jomary Torres of the Philippines ready to make her debut Photo from ONE Championship.“I can’t sleep sometimes. I’m a bit nervous,” she admitted. “But I focused on training. A lot of people are counting me out, but I just keep telling myself that I can do this. I will show everyone what I’ve got.”Torres, coached by ONE veteran Rene Catalan, said she put extra work on her grappling and striking knowing she’s going to be facing an Indonesian wushu champion.“We really prepared hard so we can put on a good fight,” she said. “We focused on grappling and striking because I also have a lot of avoid from her especially she’s a wushu champion.”Torres and Gaol cap off the preliminary round of stacked ONE: Championship card where fellow Filipino fighter Joshua Pacio tries to take home the ONE Strawweight belt in the main event.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ JAKARTA—Facing her toughest opponent yet, Jomary Torres will just let her fight do the talking against hometown bet Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol in ONE: Conquest of Heroes fight night on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Odds are stacked against the Zamboanga native as she faces not just Gaol, but also the partisan home crowd at Jakarta Convention Center here.But if anything, being the underdog against just makes Torres more determined to get the victory in their atomweight clash.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Jomary Torres aims to keep winning in ONE: Hero’s Dream“It’s my first time to fight someone who is from here. So really don’t want to lose. I’m more motivated to win,” the soft-spoken Torres said in Filipino during the open workout on Thursday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Former model accuses Ronaldo of rape, football star calls it ‘fake news’

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman,” it said.The lawsuit said Mayorga reported the alleged assault to the Las Vegas police the same day and underwent an examination at a local hospital.It said the assault had left her with “severe emotional and bodily injuries including but not limited to anal contusions, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression.”It said she developed an alcohol problem and was suicidal.Under pressure from Ronaldo’s “fixers,” Mayorga settled the case “in exchange for a payment of $375,000 and non-disclosure of the sexual assault,” the lawsuit said.It claimed the agreement should be voided because she was “incompetent and lacked the mental capacity to participate in negotiations and settlement of her claims due to the injuries suffered during the initial sexual assault.”The suit also called for the agreement to be dismissed because it amounted to concealment of a crime for which there is no statute of limitations.The unidentified “fixers” were named as co-defendants in the lawsuit, which also accuses the Juventus forward of violating the 2010 nondisclosure agreement.In an interview with Der Spiegel, Mayorga, who has a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said she was inspired to come forward in part by the #MeToo movement which has exposed the sexual abuse of women by powerful men.Ronaldo is a five-time winner of FIFA’s men’s player of the year award. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments The Portuguese striker, who is married and the father of four, left Real Madrid this year to join Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million).Ronaldo won two La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns with Real after joining from Manchester United in 2009 for a then world-record fee of £80 million ($94 million). /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What they said today, fake — fake news,” the 33-year-old star of the Portuguese national team said in a post that was later deleted.Kathryn Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo, in a 32-page complaint filed last month with a district court in Nevada, of raping her on June 13, 2009.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMayorga alleges in the lawsuit that she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking no less than $200,000 in penalties and damages.The complaint was first reported by the German magazine Der Spiegel. Lawyers for Ronaldo have reportedly threatened to sue the magazine over the story. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a game on Aug. 25, 2018. AP FILELOS ANGELES, United States – Cristiano Ronaldo is facing allegations of rape by a former model who accuses the Portuguese superstar of attacking her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009.Ronaldo, who now plays for Juventus in Italy’s Serie A, rejected the charges as “fake news” during a live chat on Instagram.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 World champ paddlers to PSC: What about us? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum In the suit, Mayorga said she met Ronaldo, who was then 24 years old, on the evening of June 12, 2009 at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.It said she accepted an invitation to join Ronaldo and others in his penthouse suite to “enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip.”She was invited to join guests in a hot tub but she declined because she did not have a bathing suit, the complaint said.Ronaldo offered her clothing and then followed her into a bathroom where she was going to change clothes, it said.‘No, no, no’After she refused his demand to perform oral sex and said she wanted to leave, Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed “no, no, no,” the complaint said.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Cormier says ‘respect’ made him turn down Miocic rematch

first_imgView comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 But with UFC desperate for a worthy main event to headline a pay-per-view card next month at Madison Square Garden, the promotion enticed Cormier through cash and cachet to skip some worthy contenders and defend his heavyweight title against Lewis on short notice.UFC got Cormier’s attention with the lure of MSG — and a whole lot of money.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“They made it so good that it was difficult to turn away,” Cormier said.The 39-year-old Cormier could not turn down the payday, and is set to fight Lewis for the heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3 against Madison Square Garden. Lewis, who has won three straight fights, was victorious last weekend against Alexander Volkov in Las Vegas. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Even with Lewis on deck, Cormier said he’s firm on his timetable to retire next year when he turns 40 in March. He still wants a dream bout with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (who still works for WWE), and Miocic and career nemesis Jon Jones are on the list before he calls it quits.“Lesnar, Miocic and Jones are the only three guys I’m kind of interested in fighting right now,” he said. “Lesnar because it’s a massive fight. Jones because it’s me and Jon Jones. Miocic because he deserves a rematch. He does. I’m not going to sit here and pretend he doesn’t. If for some reason the Lesnar fight doesn’t happen, I will fight Stipe because he deserves it.”Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice. The second bout last year was changed to a no-contest when Jones failed a doping test that kept him out of the sport for 15 months.Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the winner of the Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas. Cormier said he understood UFC’s decision to take away his title — but it crushed him to know Jones will fight for the belt.“It kind of sucks it’s going to be him,” Cormier said. “But I understand the organization having to move on. They said they won’t strip me until those guys start the fight, so I’ll be able to be a double champ for five months, six months. The fight was made with some concessions.”Cormier said UFC told him if he wanted a 205-title shot against the winner, he’ll get one.“That makes it a little bit easier to accept,” Cormier said.Heavyweight title fights are rare, and Lewis was eager to jump in on short notice having won nine of his last 10 fights.“I’m still feeling good. Nothing’s hurting,” Lewis said. “I believe I’m ready.”Lewis said the last few days “haven’t seen real” in the wake of both the title fight and some notoriety from a PG-13 answer as to why he stripped off his shorts inside the cage after beating Volkov.center_img “I’m surprised, too, because I thought he was holding out for Brock,” Lewis said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cormier had been challenged to a rematch by former champ Stipe Miocic. Cormier (21-1, 1 no-contest) added the UFC heavyweight championship — and suffered a broken hand — to his light heavyweight title in July when he flattened Miocic in the first round at UFC 226. Miocic said this week he wanted another shot at the title, tweeting, “I’ve been staying up all night with my new born daughter and I still offered to fight you nov 3 with ZERO camp weeks ago .”Cormier said he turned down a rematch against Miocic , in part because of concerns his broken right hand had not properly healed.“They asked me a few weeks ago and I didn’t know if my hand was going to be OK,” Cormier told The Associated Press on Thursday. “Also, because of the respect I have for Stipe, I really kind of wanted a longer training camp. I know the amount of work I put in to prepare for him last time. I don’t know that in five weeks if I would have the amount of time to prepare for him this time.”So instead, his hand healed, Cormier gets Lewis, who will fight weeks after he took 129 significant strikes (78 to the head) in his win against Volkov.“Stipe’s a guy that is known his cardio, being able to go five hard rounds,” Cormier said. “Derrick presents different challenges, but him pushing an insane pace on me isn’t really one of them.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this July 7, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier celebrates after defeating Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 226 in Las Vegas. Cormier will defend the title against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3 against Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Daniel Cormier had a trio of dream opponents to fight before he retires next year.Derrick Lewis failed to make the cut.ADVERTISEMENT Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor for UFC brawllast_img read more

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