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first_imgNOFA Cup aims to produce future Azkals More than four months later, after a thrilling Alab victory in Game 1 of the best-of-five ABL Finals, Brownlee’s stock continues to rise while Balkman’s redemption is almost complete.Brownlee, who has won two PBA titles as reinforcement for Barangay Ginebra, and Balkman, the former Petron import who gained notoriety for choking a teammate during a game, combined for 85 points as the Filipino club outlasted Thailand’s Mono Vampire, 143-130, in overtime on Sunday night at Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Laguna.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 crownBalkman’s tip-in with 1.3 seconds left in regulation forced overtime, where Brownlee atoned for his two free throw misses late on with a spectacular performance in overtime, scoring 10 of his ABL Finals record 46 points to boost Alab to within a couple of wins from the title. Game 2 is set Wednesday at the same venue.“As soon as they arrived, the atmosphere within the team just improved,” said Alab coach Jimmy Alapag, whose team started the season with three straight losses.“There was just a genuine excitement and we felt a shift to the level of commitment within the team.” ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES When they returned to the Philippines in January, Justin Brownlee wanted to uphold his reputation as a winner, while Renaldo Balkman saw it as a chance to repair a reputation left in tatters following an outburst a few years ago in the Philippine Basketball Association that led to a lifetime ban.The two imports also shared a common goal of taking San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to greater heights in their second season in the Asean Basketball League (ABL).ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alab wiped out a late four-point deficit thanks to a triple by Brownlee with 19 seconds remaining.And after Mike Singletary split his free throws, Brownlee drew the fifth and last foul on Mono’s 7-foot-5 import Sam Deguara, setting the stage for Balkman’s heroics.With Deguara out, Brownlee wreaked havoc in overtime even as Mono’s top playmaker Jason Brickman went down with cramps, leaving a huge hole for the Thais.“In all my years of being involved in professional basketball, I’ve never seen and never been part of a game like what you saw tonight,” said Alapag whose team scored the first eight points in the extra session.“I was amazed with the offensive showing we put on in a 45-minute game. I’m definitely not happy giving up 130 points. I’m proud of our guys. I know we have to be much better on Wednesday.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pacers blows out Cavs, force Game 7 The Bulldogs, who got swept by the Blue Eagles in the last three championship rounds, leaned on Bryan Bagunas, James Natividad and Madz Gampong.Bagunas scored a game-high 19 points while Natividad added 17 points. Gampong, who anchored NU’s defense, had 11 points built on five blocks.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 crownNU head coach Dante Alinsunurin downplayed his team’s defensive effort against Espejo, who was limited to 16 points.“We focused on our service and our blocking. It just so happened that we did good on our service and they weren’t able to receive well,” said Alinsunurin in Filipino. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Espejo seemed invincible heading into a fifth straight finals matchup against NU after averaging a jaw-dropping 46 points per game, highlighted by a record-setting 55 points, in the Final Four where Ateneo knocked off No. 2 Far Eastern University.Ateneo rallied from five points down, to pull within a point, 24-23, before Kim Malabunga, who chipped in eight points, converted the game-sealing hit.Despite the loss, the Eagles are upbeat heading into Game 2 on Wednesday.“It’s about being consistent and being able to adjust but we weren’t able to do that today. Perhaps, the fatigue hit us. But the series isn’t over yet and hats off to NU,” said Ateneo coaco Oliver Almadro.“Our backs are against the wall but we will never back down. I’m sure my players will be back. They’re resilient and I trust them,” Almadro added.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 National University shut down Marck Espejo and beat Ateneo in straight sets, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball Finals Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more


first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sara Slane, a senior vice president at the American Gaming Association, said she believes Congress is going to have a hard time catching up with states that are moving quickly to legalize and regulate sports betting.She said that many federal lawmakers already view sports betting as a states’ rights issue and that it will be difficult for Congress to roll back those efforts once betting operations are up and running.“I do see this as somewhat dead in the water,” she said of federal legislation. “This is going to largely unfold on the state level.”Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was noncommittal Tuesday.“I am deeply concerned about the social ills that can arise from gambling. At the same time, I have deep respect for the federalism principles that underlie today’s Supreme Court decision,” he said. He said his committee “will continue to examine the issue with an eye to striking the appropriate balance.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In West Virginia, Republican Gov. Jim Justice allowed a sports betting bill to become law without his signature and later announced he had reached a deal for casinos to pay a fee to pro sports leagues. But casino operators denied there was a deal.On Monday, the high court struck down a federal law that limited sports betting to four states that met a 1991 deadline to legalize it: Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon. It came on a court challenge from New Jersey. As a result of the ruling, states are now free to adopt laws regulating sports betting.Hours after the ruling, the NFL called on Congress to “enact a core regulatory framework” for legalized betting, citing “the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events.”The NFL reasoned, too, that it would be easier to comply with one nationwide set of regulations than with 20 or 30 individual ones.The NBA likewise called for national regulation of sports betting.Hatch, one of the authors of the federal law that was thrown out by the Supreme Court, sided with the leagues.“The rapid rise of the internet means that sports betting across state lines is now just a click away,” he said. “We cannot allow this practice to proliferate amid uneven enforcement and a patchwork race to the regulatory bottom. At stake here is the very integrity of sports.”It’s unclear how eager Hatch’s colleagues are to wade into this debate. Lawmakers are spending more time in their home states as election season heats up. The legislative calendar is winding down. And some lawmakers with libertarian views favor letting states deal with the issue.Also, Congress has been unable in recent years to pass federal laws regulating online poker, fantasy sports or internet gambling.David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gambling Studies at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, predicted states will be reluctant to give up control over a potentially lucrative new source of tax revenue. If it passed a nationwide bill, Congress could require casinos, tracks or state governments to share some of their revenue with the sports leagues — or pay them what the leagues like to call “integrity fees,” designed to cover the costs of policing betting.The leagues have been making headway in negotiations on integrity fees with individual states, including Kansas, Connecticut, Indiana and New York, said Daniel Wallach, a sports law expert from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The leagues also have come down on their fee demands in several states, lowering them from 1 percent to 0.25 percent, he said.Wallach said the leagues, in seeking to be paid for sports betting, might also be able to make a compelling court case that they have intellectual property rights in the data that is used in wagering.On the other side of the negotiating table, the gambling industry might want to work out a grand compromise on giving a cut to the sports leagues, rather than “battle it out, state to state to state, winning some, losing some,” Wallach said.But state opposition remains strong. Within hours after the ruling, New Jersey lawmakers introduced a new bill to regulate sports betting that would drop the integrity fee that was in an earlier version.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion In this Monday, May 14, 2018 photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multi-billion-dollar business expected to emerge from the decision. (AP Photo/John Locher)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college games.The NFL, NBA and others want Congress to set uniform, nationwide rules on sports gambling for all states, saying the integrity of athletics is at stake. And an influential Republican on Capitol Hill, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, quickly announced plans to push for such legislation.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina But states are already moving quickly to enact their own laws, with some legislators wanting fans to be able to place wagers by the time football season starts this fall. And there are serious doubts Congress wants to get involved.“Sports are played on a national and sometimes international stage, crossing state borders and involving residents of numerous municipalities,” said Rummy Pandit, a gambling analyst with New Jersey’s Stockton University. “From that standpoint, federal regulation of sports betting makes sense. But the federal government has not historically been involved in the day-to-day regulation and oversight of gaming.”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 crownFor years the major sports leagues argued that gambling on games would lead to match-fixing and point-shaving. Now that they lost the court battle with Monday’s landmark ruling, many suspect that they are now pushing for federal legislation not for high-minded reasons, but because they see it as the easiest way to get a cut of the proceeds.Negotiating a piece of the action with Congress would be more efficient than trying to work out deals one by one with dozens of states. MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgPBA sanctions loom Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ 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 Aaron Carey, who like James played at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, began the campaign to raise money to honor the three-time NBA champion.“We want to do this with the fans,” Carey told the Akron Beacon-Journal . “We want fans to be able to thank LeBron for what he has done for Akron and the Cavs.”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 crownCarey told the newspaper he has been in contact with artist Omri Amrany, who has created statues for basketball greats Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.James was touched by the gesture. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding James laughed when asked if he had a preference on how the statue would depict him.“I don’t have a particular pose in mind,” he said. “I think it’s the thought that counts, it’s pretty cool.”Carey said a marketing campaign is underway to attract donors with deep pockets. The first 15 donors to contribute $30,000 or more would receive a limited edition miniature replica of the statue, signed by the artist.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “First of all, thank you,” he said Monday when informed of the movement. “It would be cool, not only for myself, but for my family and all the people that had anything to do with this journey thus far. I’m appreciative even of the thought.”The 33-year-old is trying to advance to the Finals for the eighth straight time. To do that, the Cavaliers must eliminate the Boston Celtics, who have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series entering Monday’s Game 4.An initial rendering of a possible statue by Amrany shows James soaring toward the basket, with his right arm cocked back to deliver a dunk while wearing his signature Nikes and his No. 23 high school jersey.Carey said a site for the statue has not been finalized.“We really want this to be in Akron,” he said. “We talked to (Cavs owner) Dan Gilbert and he wants to put one up in Akron after LeBron retires.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, center, and Tristan Thompson walk off the court after the team’s 116-86 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown.A GoFundMe account has been established with a goal to raise $1 million to sculpt and erect a life-size statue of James in Akron, where he began his basketball career before becoming a superstar with the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more


first_imgTo boost Olympic hopes, Fiba-sanctioned 3×3 tournaments in PH eyed In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Many years from now these children will remember that their parents’ love story began during the World Cup in Russia in 2018,” Degtyaryov said, according to Tass. “I hope to God that there would be more love stories, more children, more mixed unions.”“We welcome fans from all countries, skin colors, all religions, all genders and all (sexual) orientations,” Degtyaryov added.The Kremlin weighed in, reluctantly, on the controversy.Asked about Pletnyova’s comments, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters Thursday that the Kremlin has nothing to do with the matter.“As for our Russian women, they will make their own judgment,” Peskov said. “They are the best women in the world.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peskov noted that spectators attending matches receive special World Cup identification cards that have the phrase “Say no to racism” written on them.“This is probably the best way to characterize the atmosphere of this holiday and Russia’s approach to it,” Peskov added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “The more love stories we have connected to the world championship, the more people from different countries fall in love, the more children are born, the better,” state news agency Tass quoted parliament member Mikhail Degtyaryov as telling reporters Thursday.Degtyaryov appeared to be doing damage control after lawmaker Tamara Pletnyova warned Russian women Wednesday to think twice before entering into casual relationships with foreign tourists because they may end up rearing their children alone. Pletnyova, who heads a parliamentary committee on children and families, also suggested that Russian women should marry local men and said that children born from mixed-race marriages are unhappy.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 comments prompted criticism on social media, with some saying that Pletnyova’s views were racist and archaic.Degtyaryov, who heads a parliamentary committee overseeing sports, promoted a totally opposite view Thursday. Women look over from the Krymsky Bridge, adorned with banners of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A senior Russian lawmaker advised Russian women Wednesday to be vigilant during any romantic encounters with foreign fans flocking to Russia for the World Cup so as not to end up raising their children alone. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)MOSCOW — Russian women and visiting World Cup soccer fans: be fruitful and multiply.After a lawmaker caused a backlash on social media by advising Russian women against getting involved with foreign soccer fans, one of her colleagues is urging love and procreation during the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Blatche came to Manila as early as June 9 to prepare for the resumption of the qualifiers where Gilas won two of its first three games.The former NBA veteran, however, isn’t the only one groping for form.Reyes said Calvin Abueva is also facing the same predicament.“Calvin was also struggling in scrimmages,” Reyes said. “He’s not in game shape either. His timing is off and he’s not as sharp as other guys. That’s what not playing does to you.”Abueva hasn’t played since the PBA All-Star Game in Iloilo on May 27. He has also been suspended indefinitely by the Alaska Aces for going AWOL.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding With still a lot of work to be done, time is not on Gilas Pilipinas’ side with only 10 days left before its duel against rival Chinese Taipei in the third window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A major cause for concern is the conditioning of naturalized big man Andray Blatche.In a report on ESPN5, national team head coach Chot Reyes thinks Blatche is still not in his desired form.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“I don’t think he’s in game shape. Hopefully, we can fast-track him,” Reyes said.“We got him a six-minute scrimmage [on Monday]. Hopefully, we can get it up to ten minutes and build it up from there. It helps that he got here early and he’s already been working out compared to before when he was injured or was playing with his Chinese team. The good thing about that though was that he was in game shape. This time, he’s not.” World Cup: France hopes luck won’t be needed to get past Peru 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


first_imgNot yet in top shape but Romeo raring to help Gilas in Taipei Morocco’s Youssef En Nesyri, top, scores his side’s second goal during the group B match between Spain and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)SOCHI, Russia — Spain needs to get its defense together if it wants to stay in contention at the World Cup.Players and coach Fernando Hierro know La Roja won’t go much further if it keeps repeating the defensive mistakes it made in the group stage.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “This is not the right path for us. It will be impossible if we keep conceding so much,” Hierro said. “We need to improve. Every occasion against us is dangerous. If we want to go far in the World Cup, we have to make some adjustments. We have to recognize that this is not working. We have to be self-critical and recognize that we can’t concede like this. We suffered too much.”One of the pre-tournament favorites, Spain hasn’t impressed so far and just made it through to the round of 16 after a 2-2 draw against Morocco on Monday in Kaliningrad.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 crownSolid defense had been one of the team’s hallmarks, but it has conceded five goals in its first three matches in Russia.“Beginning now it’s ‘win or go home,’ and we can’t keep giving away goals like that,” midfielder Francisco “Isco” Alarcon said. “We need to get more focused. We are not being able to do what we do best, which is to control the match.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We know it’s going to be a tough opponent, playing in Moscow, in front of its fans,” Hierro said. “We know there is no easy match in this World Cup. We have to be concerned about improving our own team, avoiding making it easy for them to create scoring opportunities against us. If Spain plays at its best, it can beat anybody.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan The first goal conceded by Spain on Monday came after a mix-up between captain Sergio Ramos and veteran Andres Iniesta while they exchanged passes near midfield. Neither committed to the ball, and Morocco forward Khalid Boutaib ran with it to score the opener. The second goal was a header by Youssef En-Nesyri, who was not well-marked after a cross into the Spanish area.“If we want to achieve bigger goals, we have to change the attitude,” Ramos said. “We need to become more balanced and more secure defensively. In the attack we have the talent that makes the difference.”Spain’s equalizer came with substitute Iago Aspas in stoppage time on a play that had to be confirmed by video review after the linesman raised the flag for offside. La Roja had already been benefited from FIFA’s video assistant referee in its previous game, when Iran’s potential equalizer didn’t count after a review. Spain ended up winning 1-0. Its first match was a 3-3 draw against Portugal in which Cristiano Ronaldo had a hat trick.Spain still won Group B thanks to Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Iran in a match that also was influenced by VAR. Spain and Portugal finished with five points each, but La Roja had the tiebreaker advantage because it scored more goals, six to five.Spain, trying to rebound from early eliminations at the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship, will face host Russia in the round of 16.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. D-League: Marinero-TIP fends off Batangas-EAC View comments “Japeth is a real big part of everything,” said Slaughter. “It’s a big blow, but we’re hoping he could come back the next game and hopefully it’s not too bad and he can join us this series.”Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, however, don’t have a similar outlook as both of his players.Cone is more careful regarding Aguilar’s injury and he would rather have his forward take some rest to avoid bigger problems.“One is that we make sure he plays in this series, we don’t want him to play one game and miss all the rest,” said Cone. “We’d rather he miss one game and play all the rest and also he’s a national team player. We want to make sure he stays healthy.”ADVERTISEMENT Power forward Japeth Aguilar sat out Game 1 against Rain or Shine after suffering from a sore left Achilles but he remains positive that he can join the Gin Kings for the remaining games.“Hopefully I can come back, because there are still a lot of games to be played,” said Aguilar after Ginebra’s 102-89 win Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I hope I can come back by Game 2.”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’Aguilar averaged 17 points, 6.91 rebounds, and 1.91 blocks after he got hurt in Game 2 of the quarterfinals against Meralco.Fortunately for Ginebra, center Greg Slaughter was able to pick up the slack putting up 20 points and pulling down six rebounds against the Elasto Painters. 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barangay Ginebra may very well fight through the semifinals without one of its key contributors.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_img“I think broadcast, that will be allowed. The logistics and the rest Fiba said will work with us on how to execute that,” he said.RELATED VIDEO Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Filipino crowd during Gilas Pilipinas’ home game vs Australia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere will be no Filipino fans cheering in the gallery for Gilas Pilipinas in its next home game in the second round of the 2018 Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.The national team will play against Qatar on September 17  “behind closed doors” as part of the sanctions handed out by Fiba on Thursday on top of suspensions and whopping fines.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Philippines has also been placed under probationary status by Fiba for two more home games for a period of three years.READ: Aussies ‘feared for safety’ after brawl vs Gilas“If there is no untoward incident in the Qatar game, the next game will be held with the public in attendance. Any time there’s a similar incident, I hope to god nothing more, then they can put us in a closed door again. In the next three years, we better have no similar incident,” explained SBP executive director Sonny Barios.Panlilio saw the probationary period as a chance for the country “to show that maybe this is a just a blip in our basketball history.”Panlilio, though, is confident that the game against Qatar can still be broadcast on various platforms so fans can watch from their homes.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Organizers firm up schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympicscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio admitted that having to play without the country’s “sixth man” is going to be painful.READ: 10 Gilas players, 2 coaches suspended by Fiba for brawlFEATURED 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’“It is painful obviously to have a closed door, it’s similar to the games in the NCAA before. I think it’s driving a lesson to everybody that we could have done it in a better way, ” said Panlilio in a press conference Thursday after Fiba’s announcement.“Of course, it’s painful [without the] people who want to watch us live, the fans who have always been our sixth man in all these competitions.”last_img read more


first_imgVargas, with a smile on his face, said the SBP’s letter to OCA and the Inasgoc about rejoining the Asian Games, which was sent on Sunday, was also approved.“The email was sent today, and the OCA and Inasgoc are allowing us entry again,” said Vargas.The SBP’s next “hurdle,” Vargas and SBP president Al Panlilio said, is to wait for OCA and Inasgoc to accredit Pringle, Lee, and Standhardinger to the Games.And with the Philippines officially back in the Asian Games, Panlilio asked for the country’s support.“My appeal to everybody is to just support the team, whatever happens,” said Panlilio. “We know that the team will try its best but I’m appealing to everybody to give their support.”“Of course coach Yeng will always fight and not back out from any challenge,” added Panlilio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas added that Alfrancis Chua, the San Miguel Corporation Sports Director, suggested that team owners to lend their players for the national team.“This is not just a team, but this is a competitive team,” said Vargas. “We’re sending a team that the people will be proud of and will watch in the Asian Games.”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’Rain or Shine’s Maverick Ahanmisi, Chris Tiu, Gabe Norwood, James Yap, Beau Belga, and Raymond Almazan will comprise the core of the national team that will fly to Indonesia.Globalport’s Stanley Pringle, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, Blackwater’s JP Erram, TNT’s Don Trollano, San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger, and NLEX’ Asi Taulava are all part of the team with Gilas cadets Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras also included in the initial 14-man lineup. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Yeng Guiao will coach the Philippine team bound for Indonesia for the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas said the fans were a big factor in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ change of heart to push through in its initial plan of sending a representative in the 2018 Asian Games.“We realized that there was a huge clamor from our basketball fans and since we’re the house of basketball, we need to really take a look at that clamor,” said Vargas in a press conference Sunday night before Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals tipped off at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk It’s final: SBP to send Guiao-coached Rain or Shine core in Asian Games Yeng Guiao, who will be the head coach of the team, said there’s always pressure with being a national team coach but at the same time is a proud moment for anyone who will be given with the opportunity.“There’s always a pressure when you play and coach the national team, but this is also a sacrifice and also a service to the country,” said Guiao, who was the Philippines’ head coach in 2008 and 2009 when they gunned for a spot in the 2010 World Championship.“We don’t mind as long as we can make our countrymen who love basketball happy. We will represent the country to the best of our ability,” added Guiao.The SBP first finalized its plans for the Asian Games on July 26 but those were immediately scrapped before the night ended causing a public outrage that erupted across social media platforms.The letter regarding the exit was also sent to the Olympic Council of Asia and the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee on July 27.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more