Silence stuns race fans

first_imgSILENCE left punters dumbstruck in yesterday’s closing event at Caymanas Park, the 1820-metre Simply Magic Cup, winning under a hand ride at odds of 25-1. Though he had finished third a week-and-a-half ago after twice bumping into the rail, SILENCE was kicked out of the betting with three-kilo claiming apprentice Anthony Thomas, ignored by punters, who made TWILIGHT DREAMS the even-money favourite. However, the chestnut gelding won as though he was the fancied horse, stalking rivals from sixth position down the backstretch before pouncing on MALACHI, WONG DON and EL MAESTRO coming off the home turn. Pushed out by Thomas, SILENCE quickly opened up daylight on the early leaders and sprinted well clear from a furlong-and-half out, coming home a lonely winner at the wire. EL MAESTRO stayed on for second ahead of LADY FAYE whereas WONG DON finished fourth. TWILIGHT DREAMS, who prompted the pace as a quartet with MALACHI, EL MAESTRO, and WONG DON, started showing signs of distress from three furlongs out and failed to stay the distance after his encouraging run in the recent 2000 Guineas. HONOURS SHARED Jockeys Shane Ellis and Robert Halledeen shared riding honours with two winners a piece on the nine-race midweek card. Ellis opened the programme with LEEKOUT and returned to land the fifth with LUCKY STROKE. Halledeen piloted BALLON D’OR to an easy win in the third but had to repel a stretch challenge aboard SUPERLUMINAL to hold Ellis at bay astride WILL IN CHARGE in the eighth event. Racing continues on Saturday with the feature event being the 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks, which has been stripped of its star horse, SHE’S A MANEATER, who injured herself at exercise Sunday morning.last_img read more

PBA: San Miguel snaps skid, downs Rain or Shine

first_imgMOST READ “Finally. We really need to win this game because we’re in a slump,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.“The team is relieved because we cannot afford to have three straight losses. It’s very crucial for us and I’m happy for the players because they showed their energy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendBridgeman, who scored only two points in his PBA debut in a loss to Alaska on Saturday, didn’t have anything to show for the second consecutive game but four points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field, four rebounds and two turnovers in a little over 15 minutes of action.Fortunately for the Beermen, they have an All-Star local cast with Ross, Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo sharing much of the offensive load. Lassiter had 22 points, Santos added 18 while Fajardo posted a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.J’Nathan Bullock collected 22 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Elasto Painters, whose winning streak ended at three games.Both the Beermen and the Painters have 4-3 slates.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer stopped a two-game slide with a 103-96 win over Rain or Shine in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Chris Ross helped the Beermen buck another meager performance by Terik Bridgeman with a conference-high 27 points on 5-of-8 shooting from long range.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Perkins leads NLEX-SCTEX team in Merlion Cup View commentslast_img read more

Isaac hopes to see FEU connection thrive in Blackwater

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raymar Jose was picked third by Blackwater in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWill Far Eastern University’s championship glitter rub off on Blackwater in the PBA?Coach Leo Isaac tabbed another FEU standout in the PBA Rookie Draft, picking Raymar Jose third overall on Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT Isaac explained that with the league’s best teams loading up on frontcourt players, it’s just right for the Elite to also bolster their big man rotation.“We need to invest on our bigs. That’s how you compete in this day, to have capable big men so we also need to reinforce our frontcourt,” the coach said, as the 25-year-old bruiser will not only pair up with Belo, but also hungry slotmen like JP Erram, Dave Marcelo, and Chris Javier.Belo also welcomed the bigger responsibility, knowing that with the materials Blackwater has, it’s more than ready to compete with the league’s bests.“We know we can match up against everyone. Here in the PBA, you have no choice but to defend bigger foes. But we believe we have the right pieces to reach our goals and we’ll just follow everything coach tells us,” Belo said.Jose is not the lone haul for the Elite in the annual rookie selection as Blackwater also tapped Renz Palma, Biboy Enguio, Kyle Neypes, and JR Sumido.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Isaac shared that he’s very happy with the players he got and he’s positive that they will give Blackwater a fighting chance.“It’s hard to say where we’ll land, but one thing I can say is that we’ll be there fighting those top teams each game we play. We will compete,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 hardworking forward is set to pair up with former Tamaraw teammate Mac Belo, with the two expected to be the cornerstone for the Elite.“It’s great. As I call them, they’ll have that FEU connection. We’re looking forward to have a good tandem with Raymar and Mac,” Isaac said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBelo has also taken note of Jose sheer improvement from a hard-nosed garbageman to a capable two-way post threat.“Since I graduated, he has really improved a lot. He has taken FEU to the Final Four and gained experience everywhere. With that experience, he can really be a big contributor for us,” said the incoming sophomore. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Fury offers Trump role in potential Joshua fight View commentslast_img read more

After friend’s death, Brown fuels Celtics win over Warriors

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Playing his second game since suffering a facial fracture, Irving shed his protective mask in the second quarter. Then, with the game tied at 88, he was fouled on his layup attempt and calmly made a pair of free throws. Durant then came up empty on his jumper on the other end.Golden State led by as many as 17, but had to lean heavily on its reserves as its trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Durant struggled offensively.Curry, who returned to action after missing a game with a bruised right thigh, was the most ineffective. He was 3 of 14 from the field — 2 of 9 from the 3-point line — and had nine points.“It was just one of those nights,” Curry said. “We had control of the game despite how bad we all were shooting. We just didn’t sustain ourselves defensively.”Curry sat for a long stretch after picking up his fourth foul early in the third quarter.“We kind of fell out of our rotation in the third quarter,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They were just tougher and smarter than we were tonightBoston came in limiting opponents to just 94.5 points per game, the stingiest mark in the NBA this season. It did even better against a Warriors team that entered the night averaging an NBA-best 119.6 points.The Warriors went without a point from Durant’s 20-foot pull-up with 4:49 left in the third quarter until Omri Casspi’s floater with 34.5 left tied it at 68 — a 19-2 Celtics’ run.Curry, Durant and Thompson were just 7 of 26 combined from the field in the first half. But the Warriors were able to maintain their lead thanks to 14 fast-break points.Durant was the only one of the three to score during a 12-0 Warriors run late in the second quarter. 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 Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) turns up court after making a three-pointer during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Boston, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The Celtics won 92-88. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON, Massachusetts—Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen Brown was walking around in a fog.Boston’s second-year forward was not even thinking about basketball after learning about the sudden death of his childhood best friend, Trevin Steede, on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img “It was tough to kind of accept it,” Brown said. “Everybody was kind of in shock.”But after talking to his family and having conversations with Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Brown looked to the basketball court to find solace. The 21-year-old ended up playing one of the best games of his young career.Brown had 22 points and seven rebounds, Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Warriors 92-88 on Thursday night for their 14th straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“He inspired me to come out and play and I played in his spirit,” Brown said about Steede.They met after Brown transferred to Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston trailed by just 47-42 at the half, closing the quarter with a 13-2 spurt.Celtics guard Gordon Hayward, who has been sidelined since suffering a broken ankle on opening night, was on hand for Thursday’s game. He sat behind the Celtics’ bench and received a loud ovation from the Garden crowd when he was shown on the jumbotron.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I remember I didn’t have any friends,” Brown said. “The first few days I sat at the lunch table by myself — I’m super quiet and didn’t know anybody.”Steede noticed Brown sitting alone one day and told him he could sit with him.“Ever since then we’ve been best friends. … He’s been my brother.” Brown said.He said the circumstances of Steede’s death are still being determined and he declined further comment out of respect for his family. After the final buzzer, Irving walked over and embraced Brown.“Ky gave me the game ball and said, ‘This one was for Trevin,’” Brown said.Kevin Durant had 24 points for Golden State. The Warriors had won seven in a row.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns 142-116last_img read more

Schrock goal powers Ceres past Kaya

first_imgMOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The goal capped a wild finish as Kaya earlier missed a golden chance when Robert Mendy was denied by the crossbar in the 89th minute after beating a couple of Ceres defenders in the box.“It was a tough game and we’re happy to get this goal from Schrock and the advantage that we can bring home to Bacolod,” said Ceres assistant coach Ian Treyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“But our job is not finished yet. We know what Kaya is capable of.”It all came together in the final minute of stoppage time for Ceres as Schrock weaved his magic in ghosting into the area before finally outwitting the stubborn Kaya defense. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Unheralded Go plays Ateneo hero to the hilt Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Veteran midfielder Stephan Schrock scored a precious away goal as Ceres-Negros subdued Kaya Makati, 1-0, on Sunday night in the first leg of the Philippines Football League semifinals at University of Makati Stadium.Schrock wriggled free from a tight Kaya defense before finding the bottom corner in the third minute of second half stoppage time as the Busmen grabbed a slim lead heading into the second leg at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Drummond’s double-double leads Pistons over Knicks

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lakers’ Caldwell-Pope serving sentence at detention center Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img “I was going to attack the rim, but they cut me off, so I tried to step through and take the shot,” Lee said. “I thought there was contact, so I leaned in, but they didn’t call the foul.”Kristaps Porzingis missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer.“At the end of the game, we were going to switch everything to make sure we always had someone on Porzingis,” Van Gundy said. “He’s 7-foot-3, so he can shoot over anyone, but our guys were making it as tough as possible.”Andre Drummond finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Tobias Harris scored 24 points. The Pistons had seven players in double figures, including reserves Johnson and Ish Smith.“The loss (Wednesday) in Dallas really hurt, because we didn’t play with any energy in the second half, and we let them have a good run,” Drummond said. “Tonight, we tried to come out and put a lot of effort into the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Instead, Detroit finished with a 9-2 run to post a 104-101 victory and a fourth win in five games.“Down four in the last two minutes is a bad situation, but I was very happy with the way we closed out the game,” Van Gundy said. “We made some big defensive plays and Reggie (Jackson) attacked on the offensive end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJackson’s runner in the lane made it 101-101 with 44 seconds left, and Ron Baker turned the ball over at the other end. Jackson then split a pair of free throws to give the Pistons a one-point lead with 23.7 seconds to go.Stanley Johnson forced Courtney Lee into a bad shot, then hit two free throws to put Detroit up 104-101. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) and center Kyle O’Quinn (9) block a shot by Detroit Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDETROIT — For a few moments Friday (Saturday Manila time), Stan Van Gundy thought his Detroit Pistons were going to fall back into the same bad habits that plagued them early in December.After leading for most of the game, the Pistons found themselves trailing the New York Knicks by four with 1:48 to play. A loss would have dropped them to 3-9 in December and a game behind the Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings.ADVERTISEMENT New York had won five of six, including a victory Thursday night over the Boston Celtics. Porzingis finished with 29 points on 28 shots, and Enes Kanter added 22 points and 16 rebounds.“We weren’t able to get going downhill all night,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We only got six free throws, so there wasn’t a lot of penetration and we took a lot of outside shots.”The Pistons pulled down four offensive rebounds in the first two minutes on their way to a 12-2 lead. Drummond had six points and six rebounds early, but the Knicks got back into the game when he went to the bench with two fouls.Drummond was limited to seven minutes in the half, but the Pistons still led 52-44 at intermission. Harris and Anthony Tolliver each scored 10 points, while Porzingis had 10 points and six rebounds for the Knicks.Kanter’s follow shot gave the Knicks a 69-68 lead with three minutes left in the third, and he followed with another on the next possession. New York finished with an 18-2 run to move the margin to 75-70, but the Pistons scored the quarter’s final four points to get within one.“We really have to work on our third-quarter defense, because this is three games in a row where it has gotten us into trouble,” Van Gundy said. “It’s really the whole second half, but especially the third quarter.”Detroit kept that surge going in the fourth, starting the period with a 10-4 run to lead 84-79 with 10:03 to play.The Knicks tied the game with 3:45 left when Drummond was called for goaltending, and Porzingis followed with a mid-range jumper to put New York ahead 95-93. After the teams traded baskets, Harris missed and Jarrett Jack hit a short jumper to make it 99-95 with 1:48 to play.last_img read more

Schroder pours 33, hits big 3 as Hawks beat Mavericks

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and seven rebounds for the Hawks (8-25), who got 13 points off the bench from rookie John Collins and won for just the second time in eight games.Harrison Barnes led the Mavericks (9-25) with 22 points. Dirk Nowitzki scored 18, and J.J. Barea had 15 points and 12 assists off the bench as Dallas lost for the eighth time in 10 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Mavericks led 53-48 at halftime before Schroder warmed up in the third quarter with 12 points to help Atlanta take a 10-point lead.Dallas countered several times and tied the game on a 3-pointer by Barea with 2:28 remaining. The Mavericks scored just two points the rest of the way. Atlanta, which opened the season with a 117-111 victory in Dallas, completed a two-game sweep of the season series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder, right, of Germany, shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Maximilian Kleber, also of Germany, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game. APATLANTA — Dennis Schroder matched his career high with 33 points, including 27 in the second half, to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-107 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) in a matchup of last-place teams.After missing Friday night’s loss at Oklahoma City with a sprained ankle, Schroder hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:21 left to put Atlanta ahead 110-107.ADVERTISEMENT Irving scores 25, Celtics cruise past Bulls View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Lowry big in 4th, scores 24 as Raptors beat Spurs

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry celebrates at the final buzzer as the Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-83 during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry turned in his best game since returning from injury, turning it on in the fourth quarter to help his Toronto Raptors grind out another home win.Lowry scored nine of his 24 points in the final period, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Raptors beat San Antonio 86-83 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak against the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili missed his second straight game because of a sore right thigh. Ginobili returned to Texas after the Spurs won at Brooklyn on Wednesday.The Spurs shot 34 percent, making 31 of 91 attempts. Their season worst was a 33.7 percent showing in an Oct. 27 loss at Orlando.Toronto is 8-0 this season when holding opponents below 90 points.“It was a tough one, and we couldn’t score,” San Antonio guard Tony Parker said.Parker shot 1 for 9 against the Raptors while Aldridge finished 6 for 25 after missing nine of 11 attempts in the first half.“My shot just never felt good tonight,” Aldridge said.The Spurs trailed 70-69 after a 3-pointer by Bryn Forbes at 6:52 of the fourth, but DeRozan and Lowry connected on back-to-back possessions, giving Toronto a 74-69 lead with 5:11 remaining.After a jump shot by Mills, Toronto reeled off a 6-0 run including baskets by Lowry, Valanciunas and DeRozan to lead 80-71 with 2:40 left.Another 3-pointer by Forbes made it 86-83 with six seconds left. DeRozan was fouled but missed both free throws, giving San Antonio a chance to tie, but the Spurs couldn’t get a shot off in time.After making seven of 23 shots in the first quarter, the Raptors hit 11 of 20 attempts in the second, including a buzzer-beating jumper from DeRozan that gave Toronto a 44-37 lead at halftime. View comments MOST READ Australian Open: ‘Almost dead’ Halep joins Thiem in last 16 Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Toronto led 55-41 on DeRozan’s three-point play at 7:33 of the third but Aldridge did all the scoring in an 8-0 Spurs run that cut the gap to 63-60 heading to the fourth.TIP-INSSpurs: Aldridge has 19 double-doubles this season, one more than he had all of last season. … Kyle Anderson matched his career high with 11 rebounds.Raptors: G Fred VanVleet (right knee) missed his second straight game. … DeRozan had a team-leading six assists.HOME SWEET HOMEAfter playing nine of their past 11 games on the road, the Spurs will be at home for eight of their next nine, including six straight. “Going home doesn’t guarantee wins but it definitely gives us better mojo, better energy,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTSpurs: Host Indiana on Sunday. San Antonio has won three straight home meetings with the Pacers, but lost at Indiana earlier this season.Raptors: Visit Minnesota on Saturday. It’s Toronto’s final road game of the season against a Western Conference opponent.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 17-3 at home, the second-best home record in the NBA behind San Antonio’s mark of 19-2.Lowry made eight of 16 shots, going 4 of 9 from 3-point range, in his third game after missing three with a bruised tailbone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRaptors coach Dwane Casey said Lowry looked stronger than he had in his previous two outings.“I thought he had a lot of bounce,” Casey said. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lowry got the Raptors off to a quick start, making a 3-pointer on his first shot of the game.“Just being aggressive,” he said. “It’s that time of year when everyone is kind of hitting a little bit of a rut, a little bit of a lull. We’ve got to continue to get better and take the step on the journey to making us a better team.”LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Pau Gasol scored 15 points and Patty Mills had 13 as San Antonio lost for the fourth time in six road games. The Spurs are 11-15 away from home.It had been more than two years since Toronto last beat San Antonio. The Raptors won 97-94 at home on Dec. 9, 2015.“They’re a well-rounded group,” DeRozan said of the Spurs. “Everybody understands their roles and they play extremely hard.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal on schedule as US Open begins

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ UEFA orders Lyon to close stadium for Champions League game 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’ Rafael Nadal participates at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — A long list of returns highlights Day 1 at the U.S. Open as the year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started.The schedule Monday includes Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka — all past champions at Flushing Meadows who missed last year’s U.S. Open.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In addition, defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens are slated to play.Williams will face Magda Linette in Arthur Ashe Stadium to start the night session, followed by Nadal against David Ferrer in a rematch of the 2013 French Open final.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’No. 1-ranked Simona Halep takes on Kaia Kanepi in the first match ever played in the reconstructed Louis Armstrong Stadium, which now features a retractable roof. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

LOOK: Jia Morado gets game-worn jersey from longtime volleyball idol

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Morado, who draw comparisons to Tomkom for her style of playmaking, said that receiving the gift made her “speechless” and even “more inspired” to double her work.“To be in the same tournament, much more in the same court as the player I have always looked up to definitely makes the hard work and sacrifices I made worth it,” the former Ateneo superstar who now plays for Creamline.“But bringing home the jersey she wore in their championship game leaves me speechless, and even more inspired to work harder to be given an opportunity like this again,” she gushed.In 2015, Morado posted a photo of her with Tomkom on Instagram in which she described the prized Thai setter as her “ultimate setting idol.” View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism PLAY LIST 03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Morado and Tomkom faced each other in the opener of the Asian Games which the powerhouse Thailand won in straight sets.In the end, Morado said that the veteran Thai setter will remain an inspiration not only to her but to all volleyball players in the word.“Thank you so much, @nootsara13! You’re an inspiration to me and millions to volleyball players in the world,” she concluded.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippine women’s volley team may have not gotten a podium finish in the 2018 Asian Games, but setter Jia Morado is still going home with something unforgettable— a souvenir from her longtime idol.The 23-year-old Morado will be returning to the country after the team’s eighth-place finish with a game-worn volleyball jersey from her idol Thailand’s veteran setter Nootsara Tomkom.ADVERTISEMENT In a tweet, Morado could not help but fangirl over Tomkom, as she shared a photo of her holding a jersey of the celebrated Thai setter which the latter wore during the gold medal match against China in the continental meet.I’m speechless. Thank you so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pxkcGdih3RFEATURED 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’— Julia Morado (@juliacmorado) September 1, 2018 Red Lions blast Heavy Bombers anewlast_img read more