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Beermen rip Road Warriors apart

Before serving duty to Team Phl once again, June Mar Fajardo put up a big game with his mother ball club last night, leading the San Miguel Beermen to an outright playoff entry in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News1 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Pocari Sweat-Air Force gets playoff for PVL semis after Tacloban win

Pocari Sweat-Air Force thumped also-ran Tacloban, 25-22, 25-17, 25-20, to stay in the running for a semifinals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference. The Lady Warriors finished with a 4-1 card in the quarterfinals but with two other teams still vying for the semifinals berth, they could only secure at least a playoff for the next round. An 11-3 run in the middle of the third set before Amporn Hyapha's attack error completed the sweep for Pocari Sweat-Air Force. "Even with the win, we don't know if we will qualify outright to the semifinals or we will have to play a playoff game," Pocari Sweat-Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez said in Filipino after t...Keep on reading: Pocari Sweat-Air Force gets playoff for PVL semis after Tacloban win.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 2 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

MOSCOW --- Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display on Saturday, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup. The Red Devils were rampant at times and rested both forwards in the second half for tougher tests ahead. A spot in the round of 16 is almost certain after an opening 3-0 win over Panama. Belgium had a two-goal lead within 16 minutes. Hazard scored with a sixth-minute penalty kick he earned by being tripped, and Lukaku angled a low, left-foot shot into the corner of the opposing goal. "We knew that if we scored early, the game would be easy," Hazard said. "So after five minutes we scored, a...Keep on reading: Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 2 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie to marry

LONDON, United Kingdom – Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones," are to wed in Britain on Saturday, June 23. The 31-year-old stars are reported to be tying the knot in northeastern Scotland, with co-stars Emilia ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News3 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Cavs having good dialogue with LeBron s management team

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Clevela.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News4 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Sources: Thunder s Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony pauses during the team's NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oklahoma City. Anthony p.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News4 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

AP source: Thunder’s Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

By Cliff Brunt, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season. The New York Times first reported the 34-year-old Anthony’s decision to bypass the chance to become a free agent. A person with knowledge of details confirmed Anthony’s choice to The Associated Press on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. The Thunder traded for Anthony and Paul George to join Russell Westbrook before last season, moves that gave them high hopes of challenging Golden State in the West. It didn’t work out as planned. The 34-year-old Anthony had been the headliner his entire career — he’s 19th in NBA history with 25,417 points — but he was more of a catch-and-shoot scorer last season instead of the isolation specialist he had always been. He averaged 16.2 points per game, but struggled at times in his new role. His playing time dwindled in the playoffs and he wasn’t happy. In Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against Utah that ended Oklahoma City’s season, he played fewer minutes than backup Jerami Grant. It wasn’t entirely clear if Anthony would opt in. After the season, he said he prefers to play with the ball in his hands more and said coming off the bench is “out of the question.” “So it’s something I really have to think about, if I really want to be this type of player, finish out my career as this type of player, knowing that I have so much left in the tank and I bring so much to the game of basketball,” he said. Despite his confidence, the 10-time All-Star posted career lows in scoring average and field goal percentage last season. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said at the end of the season that he doesn’t expect Anthony’s role to change. “I give him an enormous amount of credit for the fact that he put both feet in,” Presti said. “I personally think he did an excellent job in his first year transitioning his game, working to becoming more of an off-the-ballplayer, being more reliant on other people to generate his offense, and sacrificing a lot. At the same time, I think every player is entitled to take a step back after the season, reflect on the year they had, and in his case have to make a determination about whether or not this is a role that he wants to continue to be functioning in.” ___ AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

PVL: Angels fuel semis hopes

Petro Gazz fueled its semifinals berth campaign with an important win over an also-ran but gutsy Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference quarterfinals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels bagged their third straight sweep win to improve to 3-1 win-loss record and remain on the right track Ukranian import Anastasiia Trach delivered 17 points for Petro Gazz, which is a win away from securing at least a playoff for the semifinals seat.    “It’s a victory of the whole team. We put our maximunm effort in every game,” said Trach, who in the last two games of the Angels stepped up on offense. “I think we are in the right track (for the semis).” The Lady Oragons clawed their way back from an early deficit to move within one, 19-18, in the third frame but Trach and compatriot Olena Lymareva-Flink ignited a closing 6-1 scoring spurt to silence the upset-conscious Iriga-Navy. Lymareva-Flink added 17 points while Paneng Mercado and Cherry Nunag had nine and seven points, respectively, for Petro Gazz. Chie Saet tallied 37 excellent sets for the Angels.   The Lady Oragons closed the conference with a 1-4 slate and only two wins in 12 games overall. American Lauren Whyte had 18 points while MAcy Ubben got eight markers for Iriga-Navy.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles           .....»»

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Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

Egypt’s first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News13 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

A Numbers Game

There is only one you and over three billion people; that is a ratio of 1 ad infinitum. Because of this, it can be intimidating to defy or disagree with the majority. You end up conforming to the bigger faction because surely, they would win, right? Now they may say there is strength in numbers, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News14 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

Clash of the titans in PSL

F2 LOGISTICS and Foton collide in an early clash of titans to kick off the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Two of the early favorites, the Cargo Movers and Tornadoes take the floor at 6 p.m. main game of this prestigious club….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News15 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Crucial game for Pocari

BANKO-Perlas and Pocari Sweat-Air Force try to assure themselves of a playoff for a Final Four berth while Petro Gazz seeks to complicate further the race for the last two Final Four seats in a key PVL Reinforced Conference tripleheader today at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The unbeaten Perlas….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News15 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

3 boys locked up inside dark CR for being noisy

A CRIMINOLOGY student and his friend were arrested for allegedly locking up three kids inside a dark comfort room as punishment for being noisy during a basketball game in Malabon City. Malabon city police chief Senior Supt. Harry Espela ordered the arrest of Reynaldo Cruz, 27, criminology student and resident….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News15 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Brazilians heave sigh of relief with World Cup win

By Yesica Fisch, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians breathed a sigh of relief Friday after the national team scored two stoppage time goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup, bringing it closer to a berth in the round of 16. With yellow-and-green T-shirts and Brazilian flags draped over their shoulders, thousands of people across Latin America's biggest country gathered in bars, restaurants, coffee shops and public squares to watch the game on large TV screens. They went wild when Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored Brazil's two goals with only a few minutes left in the game. The narrow streets, homes and storefronts of Rio's Alemao complex of slums, one of the city's largest, were decorated with Brazilian flags and small yellow and green banners. Sipping beer with a group of friends and residents at one bar, Daisy Gouveia shouted and cheered when Brazil scores its first goal. "My heart was beating very quickly during the first half," Gouveia, who is studying for her high school diploma, said. "But in the second half Brazil started playing well and went on to score." At the same bar, motorbike taxi driver Marcio de Souza said he was elated with the result. "The match was wonderful. The Costa Ricans blocked us for a while but Brazil was better and clinched the victory, bringing happiness to all Brazilians." Nearby, a group of friends gathered around a table in front of a flag-decorated house where coffee and cake was being served as they watched the match. For a while several of them complained that Brazil wasn't playing well, but when the first goal was scored the hope of being world champions emerged in their enthusiastic shouts and cheers. "It is difficult to say who will win the World Cup," slum resident Leandro de Castro said. "The other teams are also very good, so it will be difficult. But I think we can get there and win the World Cup.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports21 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Brian Harman takes 1-shot lead in Travelers

By Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a 10-second rule. Harman finished a stroke ahead of Matt Jones and first round co-leader Zach Johnson, who lost a stroke during his round of 68 when his birdie putt hung on the lip of the cup at the third hole for longer than the maximum allowed 10 seconds before falling in, giving him a par. "After 10 seconds, the ball was moving and at that point even if the ball is moving, It's deemed to be at rest, because it's on the lip," Johnson said. "Don't ask me why, but that's just the way it is." Harman had his short game working for the second consecutive day, taking 26 putts after needing only 23 during the first round. "The putter has been really good so far, but I've been in position a lot," he said. "I've had a lot of good looks at it. I'm just able to put a little pressure on the course right now, which is nice." Jones hit 16 of 18 greens for the second consecutive day, following up his first round 65 with a 66. Bryson DeChambeau (66), Paul Casey (67) and Russell Henley (65) were two strokes back going into the weekend. But Johnson, who started on the 10th tee, had the day's most interesting round, which included just two birdies, but one amazing par save. He hit the ball into the TPC River Highland's signature lake on No. 17, dropped across the water near the 16th tee box and then put his third shot within 8 feet of the hole from 234 yards away. "You can't hit that shot and then not make that putt," he said. "It felt good to get away with that four. That's as good an up and down as I've ever witnessed or performed." Lanto Griffin and two-time Travelers champion Bubba Watson were at even par coming into Friday. But both shot a 63 to move into contention heading into the weekend, three shots behind the leader. Watson jump started his round with an eagle on his third hole, the par-5 13th. "I had some mental mistakes yesterday, and then I didn't make some putts," said Watson. "Today I started out hotter. I made a good shot on 11, our second hole, made the putt, making a solid par putt on 12, and then that freed me up a little bit. Gave me some confidence going into the next hole where I made the eagle." Rory McIlroy also is at 7 under after a 69. McIlroy, Watson and Justin Thomas (5 under) were grouped together Thursday and Friday, drawing large galleries. "I definitely helps, Thomas said. "It's fun playing with good friends. You definitely get more momentum when guys are playing well. I obviously couldn't get a whole lot of momentum out there. I was kind of hovering around 1- or 2-under. It was pretty much just Bubba today. Rory didn't play great either and both of us definitely could have had a lot lower rounds" Defending champion Jordan Spieth, tied with Johnson after an opening 63, had a 73 to drop into a tie for 25th at 4 under. His round, which started on the back nine, included a triple bogey on the par-5 13th hole and an eagle on par-5 sixth, when he put his second shot within 2 feet of the hole from 276 yards away. "I don't go to the range after 63s very often, and I was there for an hour yesterday trying to figure out the golf swing," he said. "So it's not like things are on. Sometimes it can get disguised by rounds, but it's not far off. It really is close." Masters champion Patrick Reed, coming off a fourth-place finish in the U.S. Open, shot a 67 to miss the cut by a shot at minus-1......»»

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Philippine Volcanoes eye title vs Singaporeans

The Philippine Volcanoes seek to unleash a fiery performance on home soil as they gun for the Asia Rugby Championship Division 1 title against Singapore in a two-game series beginning today at Southern Plains in Laguna......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2018Related News

The beautiful game

EVERY four years, the world takes a pause for a month to celebrate the beautiful game. The football World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world watched by 3.4 billion people, nearly half of the 7.6 billion global population. A far second is Rugby World Cup with a 2.4-billion audience and Cricket World […] The post The beautiful game appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2018Related News

TNT still on track for playoff bonus after tough win over Meralco

TNT came away with a hardfought91-85 victory over Meralco to boost its twice-to-beat bid in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Friday night. The KaTropa snapped the Bolts' four-game winning streak and tied them at third place with a 7-3 card behind leader Rain or Shine (8-1) and Alaska (7-2). Troy Rosario willed TNT back into winning track after tough losses to Magnolia and San Miguel with 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting along with 12 rebounds. Veteran guard Jayson Castro backed it up with 20 points and six rebounds while Jericho Cruz had 11 points as the locals stepped up in the clutch with import Joshua Smith out of the game. Smith exited the game midway the third quarter a...Keep on reading: TNT still on track for playoff bonus after tough win over Meralco.....»»

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TNT regains form, snaps Meralco s 4-game winning streak

MANILA, Philippines – TNT arrested its two-game skid even without import Joshua Smith playing down the stretch as the KaTropa hacked out a 91-85 triumph over Meralco in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, June 22.  Troy Rosario waxed hot and put up 30 points ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2018Related News

Flood, illness could not stop Robert Bolick from getting his well-deserved trophy

Until the very end, Robert Bolick had to work for his first-ever individual trophy in the collegiate ranks. The undisputed leader of NCAA champion San Beda University was all set to be recognized as the Player of the Year in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Basketball Awards held last Thursday at The Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros. Three hours before the event organized by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps, however, he had bad news. As it turns out, Bolick was not feeling well and his stomach flu had him on the verge of going to the hospital. “Masakit talaga. Two days na nga akong hindi nakapag-practice (with San Beda),” his message read. And so, it appeared that the 5-foot-11 lead guard would not be able to hoist his first-ever individual trophy. With that, the air became heavy inside the venue as, aside from Bolick, also absent from the event were four awardees from Ateneo de Manila University, who were in Greece for tuneup games, and two awardees from Lyceum of the Philippines University, who were in Calatagan, Batangas for team-building. The downpour of rain and, of course the sudden flooding it entailed, didn’t help either as several representatives of the awardees were regrettably forced to miss the awards night as well. And then, right in the middle of the heavy rain, Bolick told the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps that he was willing his way to the event. “Sirs, pupunta (na) ako, for sure. Para sa inyo, sirs, kakayanin ko ‘to,” his message read. Not only that, he was going to Intramuros from Sta. Ana in Manila by booking an Angkas. “Sarap pala mag-Angkas no? Traffic lang saka natakot ako sa mga truck,” he shared. And so, until the very end, the now 21-year-old had to work for his first-ever individual trophy in the collegiate ranks. Whatever it was, though, he said that finally holding the Player of the Year was well worth it. “Ang sarap. Meaning lang nito, mahal niyo ako,” he said, joshing with reporters. True to form, however, he was also quick to add, “Pero sa akin wala talaga yung individual. All I want is a championship.” Along with the trophy, event backer Chooks-to-Go also rewarded all of Bolick’s efforts with PhP 15, 000 in cash. In the end, the stomach flu, the heavy rain, and the flood he had to overcome were no match for the well-deserved recognition as well as pocket money to celebrate it. After all, the pride of Ormoc, Leyte had already proven that he could persevere through the longer, harder route just to get to his destination. While he was the hands-down King Lion, coming through when his team needed him the most, he was left out of any individual hardware after being disqualified for the Mythical Team due to a controversial ejection in an elimination round game and after being edged out by teammate Donald Tankoua for Finals MVP. And so, even with two team championships, Bolick was yet to receive individual honors – from his time as a reserve in De La Salle University to his time as main man of San Beda. Not anymore, as the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps set up the stage for, at long last, his one shining moment. And just like he always does, Robert Bolick, finished it all with a flourish. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2018Related News