Adamson’s Permentilla sits out another game with swollen anke

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lady Falcons head coach Airess Padda decided to sit out Permentilla against National U, saying that she didn’t want to risk aggravating her player’s injury, even if she had the option of using her as libero.“Her ankle is still swollen, the flexibility is not there yet,” said Padda after their four-set win over the Lady Bulldogs, 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 at Filoil Flying V Centre.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“We didn’t want to risk putting her on defense or doing something like that, we didn’t want to risk that.”Permentilla, who is averaging 9.5 points per game, sprained her left ankle in practice almost a week before Adamson faced NU. Adamson sophomore hitter Chiara Permentilla missed her second straight game in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball on Wednesday due to a left ankle sprain.ADVERTISEMENT SHS-Ateneo de Cebu stuns no. 1 Ateneo de Manila in NBTC Elite Eight She showed up to the game wearing a pair of joggers and a blue t-shirt but she was free from the brace she wore in the Lady Falcons’ previous game against University of the East.Bernadette Flora, meanwhile, was put in Permentilla’s place and although she wasn’t able to score, Eli Soyud had her back with four points.“We let Eli handle the responsibility and Flora who came in and did an amazing job on defense, that’s what we decided to do today,” said Padda as her team improved to 5-5 while remaining in the fifth seed.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

76ers president denies blasting Embiid, others via Twitter burner account

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 27 straight missed 3s: Rockets lament botched chances in Game 7 loss Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 The website asked the team about five Twitter accounts it suspected Colangelo was operating. He said in a statement he used one of the accounts to monitor the NBA industry and other current events, but he was “not familiar with any of the other accounts” brought to his attention and he didn’t know who was “behind them or what their motives may be in using them.”Embiid told ESPN on Tuesday night that Colangelo called him and denied the article. The 24-year-old center also tweeted that he didn’t believe the story.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“That would just be insane,” he wrote.Yahoo Sports reported Colangelo was standing by his statement to The Ringer. A message was left by The Associated Press seeking comment from the Sixers. FILE – In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility in Camden, N.J. Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures. The accounts also took aim at former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers team president Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures.The accounts also took aim at former Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, according to a report by The Ringer.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Colangelo was hired as president of basketball operations for Philadelphia in April 2016. He also served as Toronto’s general manager from 2006-2013.Colangelo, the son of longtime sports executive Jerry Colangelo, stepped in with the Sixers after Hinkie resigned. He lost his GM job in Toronto after the Raptors missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, and Ujiri took over basketball operations.According to The Ringer, one of the Twitter accounts it connected to Colangelo downplayed Hinkie’s role in the franchise’s turnaround. It also lamented in another post that Ujiri hadn’t done anything to make the Raptors better.Another account accused Embiid of “playing like a toddler having tantrums,” and one criticized Fultz for his work with his “so called mentor/father figure.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Two-time finalist Alexander Zverev was upset by Borna Coric, 6-1, 6-4. The second-seeded German wore a bandage after tearing a muscle in his left thigh during his quarterfinal run at Roland Garros, and he said the injury was holding him back.“At first I was afraid that I couldn’t play at all in Halle or Wimbledon,” Zverev said.Also, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece upset fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3), and former title winner Philipp Kohlschreiber progressed against Marton Fucsovics.There were also first-round wins for Andreas Seppi, Florian Mayer, Matthew Ebden, Karen Khachanov and Benoit Paire.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer celebrates after he beats Milos Raonic in the final tennis match of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Marijan Murat//dpa via AP)HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer opened his Gerry Weber Open title defense by seeing off Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.The world No. 1 broke the No. 72nd-ranked Bedene at the first attempt and again for 5-4 in the second set to wrap up the win.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1 Fresh from winning his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart on Sunday, Federer dropped just four points on his serve and forced seven break opportunities, taking two.Federer made his comeback in Stuttgart after skipping the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row, and again he looked sharp as he extended his grass-court winning streak to 17 matches including his titles at Halle and Wimbledon last year.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 Swiss great is just five match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors’ all-time record of 174 victories on grass. Federer’s winning percentage is better, with 169 wins and 24 loses compared to Connors’ record of 174-34.Federer is bidding for a record-extending 10th title in Halle, which would be his fourth of the season and 99th overall. 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more

Serena Williams out of Montreal tourney for personal reasons

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.The 36-year-old Williams was the runner-up at Wimbledon last month. That was just her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby in September and dealing with a health scare related to blood clots.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’The year’s last major tournament, the U.S. Open, starts on Aug. 27.Williams will be replaced in the draw at Montreal by Tatjana Maria, who faces Alize Cornet in the first round. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after missing a shot from Johanna Konta, of Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Konta won 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)MONTREAL — Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons.The tournament announced Williams’ withdrawal on Saturday.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep’s match suspended

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Six new signings to watch in Serie A Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Halep won her second Rogers Cup title last week, beating Sloane Stephens in the final, and had some trouble with her back on Wednesday. She grabbed it after a 105 mph serve in the second set. Halep called a medical timeout for treatment after dropping the first three games of the third set.Halep returned and ran off four straight games against the 58th-ranked Tomljanovic before a storm moved in.No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki retired after losing the first set to Kiki Bertens 6-4 because of an injured left knee, her second straight disappointing exit from a tournament. Wozniacki lost her opening match last week in Montreal.Stephens—the defending U.S. Open champion—overcame a thumb injury during a 6-3, 6-2 victory over qualifier Tatjana Maria.A trainer applied a bandage to the third-seeded Stephens’ right thumb between the third and fourth games of the second set. The match was Stephens’ first since losing Sunday to Halep in Montreal.Sloane reached the semifinals last season in Cincinnati — her best finish — before heading to the U.S. Open and getting the title.Defending tournament champion Garbine Muguruza had a third-set meltdown and lost to Lesia Tsurenko 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 after a critical double fault.The seventh-seeded Spaniard was up 4-2 and serving in the third set when she double faulted to drop the game, a look of disbelief coming across her face after her final serve went long. Given the reprieve, Tsurenko closed it out.Muguruza suffered a second-round loss at Wimbledon and withdrew from San Jose and Montreal with a sore right arm. She said her arm wasn’t an issue as much as her lack of practice in the last couple of weeks because of the injury.“I’m happy that I didn’t feel pain,” she said. “I’m going to take that positive and keep training for the U.S. Open.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “I think it adds more to the motivation rather than pressure,” Djokovic said. “I really want to win this tournament. I definitely need to play better than I have in the first couple of matches.”There was one notable upset in the men’s bracket. Robin Haase beat third-seeded Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 for his first victory against a Top 10 opponent since he beat Zverev last November.“Nowadays against Top 10, 20, maybe Top 50, you have to be a little bit lucky,” Haase said.Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov beat Mischa Zverev 7-6 (5), 7-5, extending his recent success in Cincinnati. He won his first Masters title at the Western & Southern last year without dropping a set, and he’s won all four sets this year.In the women’s bracket, top-ranked Simona Halep led 4-6, 6-3, 4-3 on Wednesday night when more rain forced her match against qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic to be suspended overnight. The winner would then play an evening match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES The 10th-seeded Djokovic demonstrated he’s back in form by winning another Wimbledon title last month. Now he’s trying to get his hard-court game ready for the U.S. Open, the latest step in his long comeback. He’s been inconsistent while changing from grass to hard courts.“I know from experience it might come very quickly,” he said. “So I’m hoping for that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’First, he’d love to win a Cincinnati title and complete a personal quest. Djokovic is trying to become the first to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 trophies.Djokovic has reached the finals at Cincinnati five times and dropped all five matches — three to Roger Federer, two to Andy Murray.center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 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 Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MASON, Ohio—Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He’s inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career.Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 before heavy rain halted afternoon matches at the Western & Southern Open.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Davao Aguilas, Japan FC strike partnership

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippines Football League club Davao Aguilas has forged a partnership with Japanese top-flight club Shonan Bellmare that will open up opportunities for both organizations to develop talent and exchange knowledge through coaching and training camps.Davao Aguilas owner and businessman Jefferson Cheng said the partnership will not just benefit his club, but the rest of the players in the PFL as it could pave the way for Filipino players to suit up in the J1 League, the first division in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cheng said the J1 League club can also send their team to the Philippines for friendly matches with other PFL clubs.“This could actually benefit everyone in Philippine football because there is just too many things that need to be done so we need to help each other out,” he added.Cheng also unveiled the club’s plans to construct a sports facility that will include a 20,000-seater stadium in Davao City to be called “The Nest.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Pacquiao, Angara lead Senate five’s title-retention bid Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It is exciting times for us having a big club like Shonan Bellmare from the J-League which is considered one of the best leagues in Asia, as a partner for the Aguilas,” said Cheng.The partnership has paved the way for the only professional football club from Mindanao to be renamed Davao Aguilas Bellmare FC.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“I hope there will be an exchange of knowledge with coaches and players,” Cheng said. “I’m also hoping that it gives opportunities to other players not just from the Davao Aguilas who can possibly showcase their talent in Japan.”Part of the partnership could see the Aguilas undergoing training camps in Bellmare’s facilities in Japan. Davao finished third in the league behind Ceres-Negros and Kaya Iloilo this season, but the Aguilas remain in contention in the Copa Paulino Alcantara, the winner of which will clinch a place in the AFC Cup next season. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Lethal weapon

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Hotshots have won their last two games, the other one against Rain or Shine, which prompted the Painters to make an import change, dispatching J’Nathan Bullock and giving Watson another tour of duty in Asia’s pioneering pro league.Watson played for San Miguel last year, failing to lead the Beermen to a Grand Slam most everyone expected them to achieve. He averaged close to 24 points and just over 11 rebounds before bowing out in the Final Four.But the problem besetting the Painters in losing their first two games is simply the fact that their core just came from national duty, representing the Philippines in the Asian Games in Jakarta where they finished fifth.Still, coach Caloy Garcia, who also assisted Yeng Guiao on the bench in the Asiad, thought it better that Watson come in and give the Painters a more explosive offensive player.“We need an import who can basically post up and grab rebounds,” Garcia said. “We also hope he can bring energy on the defensive end, too.”ADVERTISEMENT Perez boosts Pirates bid for F4 bonus; Generals scrub off Chiefs The Aces, meanwhile, hope to bump up their 3-1 record to stay in step with the tournament leaders.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Paul Lee is on fire, and the 6-foot dynamo has given Magnolia that fearsome look once again.Averaging 25 points in the last two games, including a 28-point performance on Sunday night where he hit the game-winner, Lee wants just one thing to happen when he and the Hotshots shoot for a share of the PBA Governors’ Cup lead against Columbian at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I just hope to wake up on the right side of the bed again,” Lee told reporters in Filipino after a 109-108 decision of the Beermen where the Hotshots scored five unanswered points inside the last 51 seconds. “But more importantly, we just hope to play really well as a team.”That match against the Dyip tips off at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday also at the Big Dome. Rain or Shine unveils a new import in Terrence Watson in the 7 p.m. game against Alaska where the Elasto Painters hope to break through in the season-ending conference.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 ChrissMagnolia is tagged as the overwhelming favorite against the Dyip, not only because of Lee and its power-stacked local core, but because import Romeo Travis has been providing the team everything it has asked of him.The Dyip are among three winless sides in the conference and at 0-6, could become the tournament’s first casualty with another defeat. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Zverev’s ATP Finals win vs Federer tainted by ball boy flub

first_imgLATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lyons leads Furman to stunning upset of No. 8 Villanova The victory extended Djokovic’s record to 35-2 since the start of Wimbledon, a tournament he began ranked 21st after a right elbow injury interrupted his first half of the season.“It’s remarkable what he’s done since Wimbledon,” Anderson said. “It seems like he’s definitely right back playing some of the best tennis of his career.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Zverev overcame the freak interruption to establish a 5-4 lead in the tiebreaker, and Federer netted the simplest of forehand volleys to bring up match point.He saved the first, but Zverev confidently put away a backhand drive volley to set up a shot at the biggest title of his career and leave Federer waiting until next season for his 100th title.“Overall, I’m happy how the season went,” said Federer, who picked up his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. “There’s many positives. So I’m excited for next season.”Despite having reached only one Grand Slam quarterfinal this year, Zverev is the only active player outside the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to have won three Masters titles. But victory at the tour’s flagship event would exceed those achievements.“Novak right now is the best player in the world,” said Zverev, who lost to Djokovic in the round robin. “You have to play your best game to even have a chance. I hope I’ll be able to do that tomorrow.”The Serb maintained his record of having not lost a set — or service game — at the tournament as he thrashed debutant Anderson to give himself the chance to join Federer on six titles.“I played very well in the group stage against Sascha (Zverev),” Djokovic said. “But I don’t think he was close to his best.”Djokovic won 20 out of 27 points on Anderson’s second serve as he broke the South African twice in each set.“It was the best match I’ve played so far this week,” Djokovic said.Having ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by defeating Anderson in the Wimbledon final, Djokovic went on to win his 14th major trophy at the U.S. Open and has already sealed the year-end No. 1 ranking. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the final since 2009 and the first from Germany since 1996. He will face five-time champion Djokovic, who defeated Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2 to extend his semifinal win-loss record at the tournament to 7-1.Federer, 37, was seeking a record-extending seventh title, but was unable to cope with the pressure created by Zverev’s power and precision at the O2 Arena.“He (Zverev) apologized to me at the net,” Federer said. “I was like, ‘Buddy, shut up. You don’t need to apologize to me here. Congratulations on a great match and a great tournament so far. All the best for the finals.’ And you move on.”An inspired series of shots earned Zverev the first break points of the match in the 12th game and Federer sent a forehand wide to fall behind.Federer willed himself to a break for 2-1 in the second set, but Zverev quickly composed himself to hit straight back in the following game.ADVERTISEMENT El alemán Alexander Zverev celebra tras vencer a Roger Federer en semifinales de la Copa Masters de la ATP en Londres el sábado, 17 de noviembre del 2018. (AP Foto/Tim Ireland)LONDON — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn’t make.Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the ATP Finals on Saturday to advance to the championship match against Novak Djokovic.ADVERTISEMENT Federer was leading the second-set tiebreaker 4-3 and in the ascendancy of a rally on a Zverev service point when a ball boy at the back of the court dropped a ball. Zverev immediately signaled for the point to be stopped and the umpire ordered the point to be replayed.Zverev served an ace before going on to close out the match moments later.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“I want to apologize for the situation in the tiebreak,” said Zverev, who was booed by some of the crowd during his on-court interview. “The ball boy dropped the ball so it’s in the rules that we have to replay the point.“I’m a little bit upset about the whole situation because this is not how I wanted it to end.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Alec Burks’ late dunk seals Cavs’ 99-97 win over slumping Nets

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers guard Alec Burks (10) dunks with 3.2 seconds remaining to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 99-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)NEW YORK — Alec Burks had a more productive visit to Barclays Center than his last one.Playing just his third game for Cleveland after a trade from Utah, Burks threw down a two-handed dunk with 3.2 seconds remaining, and the Cavaliers avoided a fourth-quarter collapse and edged the Brooklyn Nets 99-97 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil World Series champ Red Sox accept invitation to White House 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Burks was traded last Wednesday for veteran Kyle Korver and two future second-round picks. He was notified about the deal at Barclays Center and had to pack his bags hours before tip-off.“It’s crazy. Maybe I’ll look back at it after this whole thing is over with,” Burks said.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 ChrissThe eight-year veteran has quickly earned the trust of Cavaliers coach Larry Drew. He had 13 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench.“It feels great. (Drew) trusts my talent, my abilities and my teammates trust me,” Burks said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Cavaliers: Host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, their first meeting since Game 4 of the NBA Finals, when the Warriors clinched their second straight title against a far different Cleveland team led by LeBron James.Nets: Continue their three-game homestand by hosting Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “He just made a fantastic, athletic play,” Drew said. “It was a clear-out for him and he just made a terrific move, got to the basket. I drew up the play but he made it happen.”Dinwiddie’s potential game-winning 3-pointer fell short of the rim.D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points for Brooklyn, which has lost seven straight and nine of 11 overall, including their last six at home. Dinwiddie had 18 points off the bench.“I mean, if you go back and look at it from game to game, at the end of the day it’s a loss,” Russell said. “So, definitely looking for ways to improve, bringing those tactics to the next game but, at the end of the day it’s still a loss on our side.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Burks is averaging 13.3 points in his three games with Cleveland.Nets: G Joe Harris missed his third straight game with a strained left hip. … Russell scored 20 points or more for the 11th time this season. That’s the most by a Nets guard in the team’s first 25 games since Deron Williams’ 12 such games in 2011-12.HOME WOESThe Nets’ last victory at Barclays Center, where they are 3-9, was a 122-97 blowout of Philadelphia on Nov. 4.UP NEXT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who snapped a four-game skid.Cleveland led by 91-80 with 6:03 left in the fourth period after Rodney Hood hit an 18-foot jumper.The Nets then went on a 17-6 run, tying it 97-all on rookie Rodion Kurucs’ put-back layup with 18.9 seconds left.Burks then got an assist from his old Utah teammate, Rodney Hood, who set a screen and drew the attention of Allen Crabbe on the defensive switch.Burks drove past Spencer Dinwiddie, who had five fouls, for the dunk that sealed it for Cleveland. The Cavaliers had been winless since beating Philadelphia and Houston back-to-back on Nov. 23-24.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

‘Megastar’ Sharon Cuneta shines, brushes off social media hate

first_imgView comments Cuneta, who rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, was part of a muse lineup that included Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Ms. International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, and other younger television actresses.No amount of hate, however, could dim the brightness of Cuneta’s timeless star power.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 don’t mean anything to me because I’m the one in here and chosen by Magnolia and I’m the major endorser,” said Cuneta Sunday at Philippine Arena.Cuneta added she was surprised that players from other teams asked her for pictures but she remained committed to the Purefoods franchise of which she had already represented in the 90s. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao lists the top 7 boxers he’s fought Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college She said that she was looking for Rafi Reavis, Marc Pingris, and Alvin Patrimonio all of whom have become close to her on a personal basis.“I was looking for Rafi because he’s like a step brother to me, also Ping because he’s Danica’s [Sotto] husband, and of course captain Alvin because the last time I was a muse for Purefoods he was the player,” said Cuneta.“It was really an honor for me to be here but it’s just unfortunate Captain wasn’t here.”ADVERTISEMENT Forward Marc Pingris snaps a selfie with Magnolia Hotshots muse Sharon Cuneta and teammate PJ Simon during the opening ceremony of the 44th PBA Season at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBULACAN, Philippines—Sharon Cuneta may not be the youngest of the muses that paraded in the opening ceremony of the 44th PBA Season, but the “Megastar” can transcend her superstardom into any spectrum.The 53-year-old multi-awarded actress was Magnolia’s muse in the opener for the 2019 PBA season and was diligently met with mixed reactions on social media.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more