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Svitolina emerges as French Open favorite with sweep of Halep in Rome

first_imgLATEST STORIES But Halep’s hopes of overturning last year’s defeat to her 23-year-old opponent quickly evaporated in a completely one-sided encounter that saw the Romanian fail to produce a real challenge.Svitolina, the world number four, has now successfully defended three career titles, in Baku, Dubai and also Rome; she also won in Brisbane and Dubai this season to take her 2018 title total to three.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 win also marked Svitolina’s 12th career title on what was her eighth final in succession.“It’s amazing that I could do this here a second time and defend,” said Svitolina. “This is something very, very special.  Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina celebrates after winning the women’s final against Romania’s Simona Halep at Rome’s WTA Tennis Open tournament at the Foro Italico, on May 20, 2018 in Rome. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEElina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favorite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her Italian Open crown on Sunday.In a repeat of last year’s final at the Foro Italico, Ukrainian Svitolina, seeded fourth, was up against Halep a day after the Romanian top seed had ousted Russian Maria Sharapova.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix blows lead, outlasts Ginebra in double OT “Congrats to Elina, she played amazing,” Halep said. “It’s like this court is now her home. But I didn’t do so badly, reaching the final again. I hope to be back next year.“Maybe third time is lucky for me.”Thanks to reaching the final in Rome, Halep will take the top seeding for Roland Garros.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “Congratulations to Simona, she had a great week of tennis.”The French Open at Roland Garros starts in just over a week, and Svitolina added: “Roland Garros is still a week away, but this gives me confidence.“I can’t make any predictions as it’s very tricky in Paris, but I’m sure I will enjoy the next tournament.”Halep, who was broken four times and lost the opening set in 19 minutes, did not win a game until the start of the second, 24 minutes in.The world number one saved match point before bowing out after 67 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

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Kouame stars as Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle in Filoil

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Angelo Kouame delivered the crucial baskets to lift Ateneo over De La Salle, 81-75, in overtime in the Filoil Preseason Cup Tuesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Kouame scored the last three field goals, including an strong inside bucket that sealed the game, 79-75, with 39.1 seconds left.The Blue Eagles finished the elimination round with a 9-0 record in Group A while the Green Archers dropped to 7-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was a preseason game with a UAAP-like atmosphere with both teams trading big shots and making crucial plays, but Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin saw it differently.“We expect a lot more from our teams going forward I though it was a fairly sloppy game. Perhaps, when green goes against blue, it’s gonna be tough to find a well played game of basketball,” Baldwin told reporters. “But I thought particularly Santi Santillan was outstanding.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls WORLD CUP: Time for Deschamps’ talented France to win trophy Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “I don’t really have a lot to say about the game, I thought it wasn’t a great game of basketball. It might have been entertaining. I thought La Salle probably played with a bit more grit, a bit more toughness than we did. I would prefer to probably compliment them (La Salle) for the effort that they put in today than to make any positive comments about my team,” he added.Ateneo looked on its way to a victory after Thirdy Ravena made a step back triple with the shot clock winding down that put the Eagles on top, 70-66, with 23.5 seconds left.Ravena’s clutch play, however, only paved way for a comeback by the Green Archers, who pulled within one after a 3-pointer by Aljun Melecio.Ateneo big man Isaac Go made only one of two from the free throw line to make it a two-point game before La Salle guard Jolo Go got free for the layup off an inbound play with 0.3 tenths of a second left to force OT.Kouame posted 16 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks while Ravena finished with 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT Santi Santillan led the Archers, who shot just 34 percent from the field, with 19 points and nine rebounds. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Kevin Durant to visit Manila on July 8

first_imgView comments The 2014 NBA MVP will first make a stop at the open area at 9th avenue across Nike Park in Bonifacio Global City at 12:30 p.m. where fans will get a chance to meet Durant in person.Durant, the 2017 and 2018 Finals MVP, will then, make his way towards Nike Park for a meet-and-greet with select Nike members and fans.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 crownHis next stop will be at Smart Araneta Coliseum for the KD Nike Hyper Court Team All-Star Challenge where he will hold a training session with select group of players who have regularly played at Nike Hyper Court.“We are thrilled to have Kevin Durant with us this time around for the first time ever in Manila. Fresh off a recent amazing season, this is an opportune moment to welcome and celebrate his journey of hard work and perseverance, which brings him to where he is today, with all aspiring Filipino ballers. We hope he will also be able to feel and experience the enthusiasm of the Filipinos’ puso, where basketball lies at the heart of the nation,” said Jino Ferrer, Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lakers waive C Thomas Bryant, clearing more salary cap room Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant takes questions at a press conference before the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Fresh off a 2018 NBA championship campaign, Golden State’s Kevin Durant will make his way to the Philippines on July 8 to share his stories about overcoming odds and inspire Filipino fans on a personal level.Durant has already been to the Philippines once for the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend during the lockout shortened 2011 season but this will be his first visit to the country under Nike.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Fans can register for the event at http://go.nike.com/01an1pu7.The KD 11 “Still KD” will hit select retail shelves on July 1 while limited pairs of the “Peach Jam” colorway will be released at Titan Park Fort and Nike Park, both in BGC, on July 8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Djokovic: My son inspired Wimbledon triumph

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic lifts the trophy after winning the men’s singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Novak Djokovic revealed Sunday that the thought of his son seeing him win a Grand Slam title for the first time inspired him to his fourth triumph at the All England Club and 13th crown at the majors.Written off as a spent force — and even doubting his own famed powers of recovery — after seeing his world ranking slump to its lowest in 12 years, Djokovic swept past a weary Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) in the final, adding the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015.ADVERTISEMENT In what was becoming a familiar tale, Martin Klizan, at 140, ousted him in Barcelona before a shocking quarter-final loss to world number 72 Marco Cecchinato at Roland Garros even prompted a threat not to play Wimbledon.‘Long journey’“It was a long journey, especially considering that the elbow injury took me out from the tour for six months,” he said.“But I got back to the court too fast. I wasn’t ready to compete.”“I did not expect to be back in the top shape at Wimbledon so quickly. If you asked me after Roland Garros, I would probably maybe doubt that.”Djokovic believes his five-set semi-final victory over old rival Rafael Nadal, a match which lasted 5 hours and 15 minutes and was the fifth longest ever at Wimbledon, gave him the belief that this could be his year.It took his record over the Spaniard to 27-25 in their 12-year rivalry.READ: Djokovic facing career crisis point: ‘I don’t know if I’m going to play grass’“I proved something to myself,” said Djokovic, the lowest-ranked champion at Wimbledon since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.“Playing against Nadal in the semi-finals here was the biggest test that I could have specifically for that, just to see whether I can prevail. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award “I never had him in the box watching the tennis match. I was hoping that Wimbledon can be that tournament because he’s big enough now I think to stay quiet maybe for 30 minutes or so.”Stefan was not allowed to watch the match itself from courtside as All England Club rules ban under-fives.But Djokovic had already introduced the toddler around the grounds, even hitting with him in practice.“He was by far the best sparring partner I had in the last couple of weeks,” joked the champion.READ: He’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Twelve months ago, his Wimbledon ended in the quarter-finals when an elbow injury forced him to retire against Tomas Berdych.He didn’t play again in 2017 and underwent surgery before admitting Sunday that he probably returned to action too soon.His struggles on the court saw a fourth round exit at the Australian Open at the hands of Hyeon Chung, then ranked at 58.Taro Daniel, the 109-ranked Japanese player, stunned in him in Indian Wells before Benoit Paire, at 47 in the rankings, knocked him out in Miami. LATEST STORIES “That’s why I spend a lot of energy and I put a lot of effort to win that match.”Djokovic also admitted that Sunday’s victory was on a par with his first Wimbledon crown in 2011 which paved the way for him to become world number one for the first time.“I dreamed of winning it when I was a seven-year-old boy. I made a lot of improvised Wimbledon trophies from different materials.“If I can pick one, that would be probably the first one and this year’s winning because my son was at the trophy ceremony, which made it extra special.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West His crowning moment, however, was seeing three-year-old son Stefan watch the trophy ceremony from up in the players box in the arms of his mother Jelena.“Actually, I didn’t talk about it, but it was the biggest motivation I’ve had for this Wimbledon this year,” said the 31-year-old Serb whose win will see him return to the top 10 in the world.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’READ: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon by beating Anderson in 3 sets“I was imagining this moment of him coming to the stands, cherishing this moment with my wife and me and everyone.center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Anticipating a dogfight vs Cone’s Ginebra, Chris Ross comes out firing

first_imgBrownlee: Ginebra needs to ‘come out and fight’ after Game 3 blowout Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chris Ross had an eventful showing, to say the least, in the third game of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil That shooting display came off less than half-an-hour of real time after Renaldo Balman’s elbows accidentally hit him before the end of the first half.Ross said his wound did not exactly push him to play harder in the second half, but it was his self-confidence that made him go berserk in offense.“It’s just a statement that I live by, ‘trust your work,’ because when you put in all the work and whatever you do in life, study or putting in hours of practice, if you don’t trust it when the time comes there’s no point if you put in the work,” said Ross.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “I played against Tim Cone long enough to know that he was going to challenge me today,” said Ross. “Last game I only took one shot, I prepared for that yesterday and I took a lot of shots. I knew they were going to challenge me to take shots today.”Ross had a quiet Game 2 with zero points, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals in almost 29 minutes, although the Beermen still dominated in a 134-109 win.“I just stepped up and shot with confidence. I knew we were shooting the ball early and my teammates kept passing me the ball, and I was open, I just kept shooting. Even if I missed a few in a row, I kept shooting.”READ: Brownlee: Ginebra needs to ‘come out and fight’ after Game 3 blowout Ross hit fever pitch midway through the third quarter when he went on a personal 9-2 run hitting three straight three-pointers to give San Miguel a 72-63 lead with 6:19 left in the period.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ He suffered a nasty gash on his forehead before the end of the first half but, like the trooper he is, was able to inspire the Beermen to the 132-94 annihilation of the Gin Kings to take a 2-1 series lead.Bloodied forehead and all, Ross finished with 23 points, on 7-of-13 from long range, seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals.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’READ: PBA Finals: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra by 38 points for 2-1 leadAnd Ross found his inspiration from an unlikely source. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

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Pencak silat chips in another bronze

first_imgKristine Knott finished seventh in the 200-meter women’s final, ruled by Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong in 22.96 seconds.In women’s volleyball, the glamorous Filipinos exited in the quarterfinals after a 25-15, 25-9, 25-7 beating at the hands of World No. 1 China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The bronze, plus the gold won by skateboarder Margielyn Didal, brought the country’s count to four golds and 13 bronzes in the medal tally still being dominated by China, which cracked the century mark in gold medals by hoarding 101 as of 9:34 p.m. Wednesday night.Pugs Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial posted contrasting victories at Jakarta International Expo and assured the country of two more bronze medals with Paalam defeating Kazakhstan’s Temirtas Zhussupov, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the men’s flyweight division.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’Marcial pounded Kim Jin-jea of South Korea to score a lopsided 5-0 win in their middleweight quarterfinal bout as he and Paalam joined Roger Ladon in the final four. Ladon battles Yuttapong Tongdee on Friday for a place in the men’s flyweight finals.Paalam will be slugging it out with Amit of India with Marcial’s next foe still to be determined. JAKARTA—Pencak silat contributed a fourth bronze to the Philippine haul Wednesday through Almohaidib Abad in men’s singles form in the 18th Asian Games here.Abad tallied 455 points in the finals and lost the silver medal by just five to Ilyas Sadara of Thailand. Sugianto Sugianto of host Indonesia was the runaway gold medal winner with 471 points.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze PLAY LIST 02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:58SEA Games 2019: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs UST, UP draw semis first bloodlast_img read more

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Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice

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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ “So guys I’ve retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this,” Bolt said Monday via an Instagram video as he zoomed in on the notice.The demand for the out of competition test — to collect urine and blood — appears to have been issued by Football Federation Australia.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“How am I going to get a drug test today? I’m not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously,” said Bolt.“So I asked the lady, ‘Why am I getting drug tested when I haven’t signed for a club yet?’ and she said they told her I’m an elite athlete so I have to get tested. Okay then.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Fifa 98’s Usain Bolt is seen during an exhibition football match between France’s 1998 World Cup’s French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former international players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)Sprint legend Usain Bolt says he’s stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract as he bids to launch a football career in Australia.The 100m world record-holder quit athletics last year and is yet to be offered a deal by Australia’s Central Coast Mariners, where he is currently on trial.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Despite his displeasure, it appears the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority guidelines mean he is eligible to be tested.Their legislation defines an athlete as a “person who competes in sport” if “the sport has an anti-doping policy”.The eight-time Olympic champion, who dominated sprinting after taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, is now bidding to become a professional footballer.He made his case on Friday by scoring two goals for the Mariners in a pre-season friendly.The superstar, a massive Manchester United fan, has been handed a chance to train with the A-League side for an indefinite period in order to pursue his dream.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Djokovic wins a record fourth Shanghai Masters title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

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Markieff Morris fined $15,000 for tugging on Seth Curry’s shorts

first_imgFormer Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris, right, gestures in front of Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum after making a 3-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)The NBA fined Markieff Morris $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct on Wednesday after the Washington Wizards forward twice gave a tug on the shorts of Portland’s Seth Curry.Morris wasn’t even in the game at the time of the incident, on the final play of regulation in the Wizards’ 125-124 overtime triumph over the Trail Blazers on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Curry was in the corner of the three-point arc with his team in possession of the ball when Morris — standing near the Wizards’ bench, reached out and pulled on the back of his shorts not once but twice.Portland’s Damian Lillard, bringing the ball up the court, didn’t go to Curry, who gestured his impatience with Morris’s antics.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 ChrissNo foul was called, and Morris’s response to the fine on Twitter Wednesday was four laughing emojis.“It’s all good..At least we got the win!” he posted. View commentslast_img read more

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Teen driver who survived horror crash vows to race again

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title British rider Daniel Hegarty died last year after hitting a barrier at Fisherman’s Bend during the Macau Grand Prix’s feature motorcycle race.In 2012, Portuguese motorcyclist Luis Carreira and Hong Kong driver Phillip Yau were killed within two days of each other during the Macau Grand Prix. NVGRELATED STORIES:Japanese runner finishes race by crawling with broken legIndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegicSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UFC champ Nurmagomedov a conservative voice in Russia LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A 17-year-old racing driver who fractured her spine in a horrifying crash at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix has vowed to return to the sport after surviving surgery lasting nearly half a day.Sophia Floersch flew off the track on Sunday, hurtling into marshals and photographers, before being rushed to a Macau hospital. Image: K.Y. CHENG – SCMP/AFPGerman Sophia Floersch flew off the track on Sunday, hurtling into marshals and photographers, before being rushed to a Macau hospital in a stable condition.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I survived the operation which took 11 hours. Hope from now on it only gets better,” she wrote in a Facebook post on her official account late Tuesday.“I’m going to come back!” she added.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 ChrissFloersch said she had to stay “a few more days” in Macau until it is possible to transport her elsewhere.She thanked the medical staff who treated her as well as the people who helped at the scene of the crash for their “encouraging, calming words in these tough minutes in my car”. Dramatic footage captured gasps from the crowd as the Van Amersfoort Racing driver’s car flew through the air and into safety netting at the Guia Circuit’s Lisboa bend, a sharp right-hander.Running 16th, she lost control in a contact down the straight, launched off a curb and bounced off Tsuboi’s TOM’s Racing car.“My thoughts are also with everyone who was involved in the accident. I hope everybody is healthy,” Floersch said in her post.The International Motoring Federation (FIA) has said it will investigate the crash.At least three people have died on the Macau Grand Prix circuit.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Kyrie Irving, Al Horford rally Celtics past Grizzlies

first_img“We didn’t do a good job of defending the 3-point line,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said after Boston was 9 of 18 behind the arc in the second half.“We allowed them to shoot 44 percent from the 3-point line (for the game), and that was the difference.”Marcus Morris scored 22 points for Boston, and Gordon Hayward had 14 off the bench.Mike Conley led Memphis with 26 points, while Dillon Brooks added 19. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marc Gasol finished with 15 points apiece.“We couldn’t get stops,” Gasol said. “Normally, the way you stop the bleeding is by getting stops, and we couldn’t get stops. .And it felt like they made every shot down the stretch.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors beat Blazers to avenge earlier loss this week Grizzlies: Visit Houston on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew TIP-INSCeltics: Rookie F Robert Williams missed his second straight game with a left groin strain. … Horford’s five 3-pointers matched his career high set against Houston on Dec. 29, 2015. . Irving’s 13 assists matched his season best and was one short of his career high.Grizzlies: Gasol has made a 3-pointer in 12 straight games, one short of his career-best 13 in December 2017. … Brooks was 4 of 5 from outside the arc. … Gasol had 10 assists, marking the center’s 13th double-double of the season. . Memphis was 24 for 37 in the first half (64.9 percent), a season-best shooting percentage for a half.DEFENDING CONLEYBickerstaff doesn’t think Conley gets the respect from officials that his point guard deserves. Bickerstaff pointed to a play where he believed Conley was slapped on the arm on a drive to the basket. Bickerstaff said it was a game-changer, calling it a “huge missed call.”“I think it’s been a running theme in the conversations that we’ve had about the fouls that Mike Conley gets that aren’t blown. Mike Conley is one of the class acts in the NBA. He serves the respect of the officials. Time and time again, he drives to the basket, there’s contact made, but there’s no whistle. . He doesn’t get the respect that I feel that some of these other guys at his level do.”FATIGUE SETS INCeltics second-year forward Guerschon Yabusele played a season-high 16 minutes, including significant minutes in the fourth before Horford returned with 4:47 left in the game. “I’m not going to lie, I’m really, really tired,” he said.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit San Antonio on Monday.center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “At the half, Kyrie just challenged all of us to be better,” Horford said of the difference after Boston trailed 64-47 at intermission. “The coach as well. I felt like we came out with better energy, played much harder.”Irving’s halftime talk had to deal with his own game as well. He was limited to four shots in the first half and four points. That approach changed in the second half as Irving became more aggressive and got to the basket more often.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“Offensively, I felt like they were trying to take the ball out of my hands,” Irving said, adding the Celtics were more active off the ball in the second half. “You don’t have to touch the basketball every single play down to be effective. You can be effective doing the little things. That’s what we did in the second half.”But there still was the matter of overcoming the 19-point deficit in the third quarter. Boston started it with an 11-2 run in the closing minutes of the third. Then, Memphis opened the fourth missing 15 of its first 16 shots. By that point, Boston had overtaken the Grizzlies. Memphis would hold a 97-96 lead before the Celtics rattled off a 12-4 rally that included a pair of 3-pointers from Horford to collect the win. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives between Memphis Grizzlies guards Shelvin Mack, left, and Garrett Temple, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tennesee — Kyrie Irving didn’t get off to a very good start, so he and the Boston Celtics made sure to finish with a flurry.Irving scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, Al Horford converted a pair of late 3-pointers to finish with 18 points and the Celtics erased a 19-point, second-half deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-103 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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