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Journeyman Watson finally gets chance to play in PBA

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Kia coach Gavina praises players for ‘amazing effort’ in loss to Alaska End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A veteran of the international leagues with stints in Iceland, Finland, and Israel, Watson finally got the shot to play in the PBA when San Miguel tapped him as its third import for the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.“They finally gave me a shot, so I’m just studying and I know they’re going for a Grand Slam. I’m just happy they brought me here to be a part of it,” said Watson, who replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd Watson made sure that the Beermen made the right decision in giving him the call.The 6-foot-5 bruiser impressed in his debut, tallying 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal in San Miguel’s 107-103 victory over Ginebra on Sunday. Winning start ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend But he knows that when you’re tasked to backstop a team with the caliber of San Miguel, playing well isn’t good enough.“I’ve been playing basketball professionally for eight years now, so having that pressure is tend to happen,” Watson said.“There are a lot of guys who get cut if you don’t win; there’s always pressure no matter what team you go to. There’s pressure for guys in last place – they don’t want to finish in last place. The guys in the middle want to be up top, so there’s pressure for everybody. But I just have the pressure of wanting to win a championship and I think it’s good pressure to have.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ PBA IMAGESTerrence Watson is just grateful for the chance to finally suit up in the PBA after four years of courtship.“I’ve been studying and wanting to play in this league for the past four years, and every team I think kind of passed up on me,” Watson said.ADVERTISEMENT His immediate impact is more impressive given that he only had three days to prepare for the duel against the league-leading Gin Kings.“I had like three days to prepare, but when you’re playing with guys like that, when you’re playing with June Mar (Fajardo), Alex (Cabagnot), (Chris) Ross, and those type of guys, they make it just really easy for me,” he said.Watson’s performance also backed up his credentials, much to the delight of coach Leo Austria.“He’s a big help and he’s a big factor for us. I’m happy for him that in only his first game, he played really well,” Austria said.Watson has had a pretty gaudy resume in his international career, leading his past teams to the championship and a runner-up finish with Hapoel Kfar Saba/ Kohav Yair in the Israeli National League last season.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Perez dedicates PSL title, MVP award to fallen brother

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours She cheered and shouted whenever the Cargo Movers scored a point, but behind the happiness is a sadness she purposely hid.A day before F2 won the Grand Prix, Perez’s older brother Daniel succumbed to cancer.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 folk“I just walked to my team and told them they shouldn’t think about my loss and I know that I have a big responsibility to my team,” said Perez after she won the MVP and put up 24 points in the 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18 Game 3 win.“I told them to smile, be strong because I know this is our opportunity to win the title.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Perez’s willingness to lead F2, despite the grief, left an indelible mark on F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus as the veteran mentor witnessed the sacrifice his player displayed.“I really salute MJ, actually she didn’t want the team to know, and I don’t know how she handled it all,” said De Jesus. “She didn’t cry, she didn’t looked sad, and she did not show grief in her performance.”Perez said she didn’t want to look down when she faced her teammates, especially in a game that got meant the season for the franchise, and she wanted to project an air of positivity.“I don’t want them to be sad and I just want them to be happy and give my best,” said Perez. “This championship and this MVP, I dedicated this to my brother.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMJ Perez took the floor at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday ready to lead F2 Logistics for a shot at the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix title Saturday.A smile flashed across her face as she encouraged her teammates to leave everything on the floor for the final game of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ceres-Negros rips Global Cebu, wins 1st PFL crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Scott scores 18 in Wizards’ win over short-handed Magic

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Magic center Nikola Vucevic broke his left index finger with about seven minutes remaining in the first quarter and will be out indefinitely. Vucevic joins three of Orlando’s opening-night starters on the sideline with injuries. Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross are also hurt.Vucevic said he got tangled up with Washington center Ian Mahinmi.“I tried to get out,” Vucevic said. “As I went away I think he might (have) pulled my finger, I’m not sure. I heard it pop when it happened.”Washington took the lead late in the first quarter and was up 37-29 after one. The Wizards led 72-48 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Oladipo scores 38, Pacers rally to beat Nets in OT Seven players scored in double figures as Washington rebounded from a 35-point rout at Brooklyn on Friday. Markieff Morris and Kelly Oubre had 16 points apiece. John Wall added 10 points and 13 assists.Wizards coach Scott Brooks had no simple explanation for the two 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 folk“Welcome to the world of coaching,” he said. “(Friday) night’s game was a horrible game. There was nothing positive about it.”Orlando, which has lost 19 of 22, was led by Elfrid Payton’s career-high 30 points. 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 View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) drives past Orlando Magic forward Marreese Speights (5) for a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APWASHINGTON — One night after a humiliating defeat, the Washington Wizards set a season high for points and rolled to an easy win.Mike Scott scored 18 points, Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal each had 17, and the Wizards beat Orlando 130-103 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) to hand the injury-ravaged Magic their eighth straight loss.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Le Tour de Filipinas postponed due Mayon eruption

first_imgPhoto by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netPutting premium on safety, the ninth installment of the Le Tour de Filipinas has been postponed due to the looming eruption of Mayon Volcano.The organizers of the event said the rescheduled date is yet to be determined.ADVERTISEMENT As of posting, Albay has been reportedly declared under the state of calamity. Alert level 3 is still hoisted over the volcano with close to 25,000 people evacuated from 29 barangays within the 6-kilometer radius.The cyclists path is centered around the area of the volcano and in nearby provinces of Catanduanes and Sorsogon.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 International Cycling Union and participants of the race have already been informed about the postponement. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blackwater, Phoenix seek 3rd straight wins, joint 2nd spot Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

PSL: Resurgent Cocolife makes it 3 in a row, dumps Foton

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This was the first time that you actually saw our teamwork,” said Klisura, who set the PSL record last year with 41 points.“All of the parts worked well and all of the players did their job so that was how we won like all the players did a very good job and that makes me happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCocolife lost its first two games of the conference but has been a different team as of late with Klisura at the forefront of the team’s resurgence.American import Taylor Milton and savvy setter Tina Salak have also picked it up a notch to provide the Asset Managers another weapon and more stability on the defensive end. Milton had 11 points and 15 digs while Salak dished out 19 excellent sets.Former national team mainstay Nene Bautista also gave Cocolife a lift with timely hits. She only scored six points but her last two conversions ended the game.Imports Brooke Kranda and Elizabeth Wendel had 12 points apiece for the Tornadoes (1-2), who suffered their second straight setback.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Elizabeth Anne Wendel of Foton vs Sarah Klisura of Cocolife. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCocolife continued its winning ways after cruising past Foton, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18, in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Serbian star Sara Klisura scored at will against her former team and finished with 28 points to lead the Asset Managers, who rolled to their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Returning Romeo still re-adjusting to physicality in PBA View commentslast_img read more

Beermen near top six finish, rip Elite

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arwind Santos goes for the slam. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer kept rolling after crushing Blackwater, 115-106, to book a ticket to the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.It was a collective effort by the Beermen, who had seven players finishing in double-digit scoring led by Arwind Santos’ 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Santos also posted a game-high 15 rebounds and scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to help San Miguel build a 24-point buffer, 107-83.Marcio Lassiter scored 18 points, Kelly Nabong had 13 while Alex Cabagnot and Renaldo Balkman added 12 points apiece. June Mar Fajardo posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.The Elite started the game strong and even led by 11, 43-32, after a Raymar Jose jumper at the 7:23 mark of the second quarter before the Beermen ended the first half on a 25-6 run.Walker scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Blackwater, which wrapped up its conference with a 1-10 slate.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s a very important game for us. We knew we can beat Blackwater but I told them this team is very dangerous because of their import Henry Walker,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.The Beermen notched their sixth win in seven games and their 6-4 record put them in good position to finish in the top six and avoid a twice-to-win disadvantage in the quarterfinal round.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 crownComing off a two-week break, San Miguel needed to shake off the rust before finding its groove in the latter part of the second quarter.The Beermen carried their momentum into the second half, where they dominated the Elite. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan San Beda, Lyceum still title favorites for NCAA Season 94 LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “You’re the champ Conor!” Robbie Fox yelled, an Irish flag draped around his neck. “They won’t do anything to you Conor, you’re the champ!”McGregor, clad in a tight, blue pinstripe suit, was joined in court by his 25-year-old friend, fellow fighter, Irish citizen and co-defendant Cian Cowley, who was sentenced to three days of community service and anger management.Prosecutors said the sentence will allow McGregor to “reflect on his conduct and give back to society.” The charges to which he and Cowley pleaded guilty are technically violations, not criminal offenses.McGregor, once the UFC’s simultaneous 145- and 155-pound champion, hasn’t fought since the fracas.The UFC stripped him of its 155-pound championship belt in April because he had not fought in 17 months. During that time, McGregor turned to boxing and secured a guaranteed $30 million payday despite losing a highly anticipated bout last year to Floyd Mayweather Jr.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team McGregor will also be evaluated for an anger management program and barred from contact with fighters injured in the mayhem after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in April.There are no restrictions on McGregor’s travel. If he stays out of trouble for a year, his record will be wiped clean. If he violates the terms of his plea deal, he could be jailed for up to 15 days. Prosecutors said he’s already paid to fix the bus.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’“I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward,” McGregor said outside a Brooklyn courthouse. “I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support.”The 30-year-old Irish brawler, who last month said he regretted his actions, then rushed to a waiting SUV with his entourage, separated by bike-rack barricades from dozens of photographers and reporters and a self-professed superfan. MOST READ The UFC declined to comment Thursday on the outcome of McGregor’s case.Last week, McGregor attended the World Cup final in Moscow as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin and posed with him in a photo posted on Instagram. In the caption, McGregor called Putin “one of the greatest leaders of our time.”The day before, on McGregor’s 30th birthday, his girlfriend revealed on Instagram that she was pregnant with their second child.McGregor, widely known for his fight-related antics, was seen on camera attacking the bus in a Barclays Center loading dock after a press event ahead of UFC 223, which featured the sport’s biggest card of the year.He and an entourage that UFC president Dana White described as “20 hoodlums that flew in from Ireland” crashed the event allegedly looking for retaliation against main event fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who had been in an altercation with McGregor’s friend Artem Lobov.Video showed McGregor tossing trash cans and being blocked from throwing a barricade before he launched the hand truck. Fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were hurt by shattered glass, forcing them from their bouts.Nurmagomedov, the current 155-pound champion, was on the bus and said he had to be restrained to keep from fighting McGregor. In an online chat with fans this week, Nurmagomedov said he’d be interested in taking that battle to the UFC octagon.White said McGregor justified the confrontation in a text exchange just before he turned himself in to police. According to White, he said it “had to be done.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Motivated Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Conor McGregor, center, appears in court with co defendant Cian Cowley, left, during a hearing, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mixed martial arts star pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena. (Charles Eckert/Newsday via AP, Pool)NEW YORK — This time, Conor McGregor didn’t put up a fight.The mixed martial arts star pleaded guilty on Thursday to disorderly conduct and will perform five days of community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena in which he was caught on camera hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: Saso, PH women’s golf team deliver 2 golds, 1 bronze

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The gold medal-winning eagle putt of Yuka Saso from the fringe, sealing a historic sweep in women’s golf for the Philippines. pic.twitter.com/OBaI6vygoZ— Musong R. Castillo (@musongINQ) August 26, 2018FEATURED 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’ MOST READ READ: Saso puts herself, team in contention for medalThe 17-year-old Saso bounced back from her double bogey in the 17th hole. China’s Liu Wenbo was the frontrunner going into the 18th hole with a 13 under mark but wavered in the final with a quadruple bogey and finished with 11 under after 72 holes.Saso’s triumph also lifted the Philippines women’s team to the gold medal spot, pushing the country’s gold total to three.Bianca Pagdanganan was also secured a podium finish as she bagged the bronze in the women’s individual.The Philippine team secured the gold medal with a 22 under mark after Saso’s performance.Weigtlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines first gold medal. The Filipinos now have 12 medals overall, 10 of which are bronzes.ADVERTISEMENT Federer, del Potro, pleased to see Djokovic on the rise Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img GOLDEN GIRLS. Bianca Pagdanganan, Yuka Saso and Kaye Lois Go won the gold in women’s golf in the 2018 Asian Games in Pondok Indah Golf Course. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine bet Yuka Saso delivered the country’s second and third gold after conquering the women’s individual golf competition in the 2018 Asian Games Sunday at Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club in Jakarta.Saso flourished in the crucial stages, delivering on an eagle in the 18th hole to finish with a 13 under after 72 holesADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee PLAY LIST 01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events02:14Carpio 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 anewlast_img read more

Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor

first_imgWhile the group dressed in loud and outrageous fluorescent outfits, Harry and Meghan were more subdued, but their message to the group was clear.“They’re super passionate about mental health. They are showing that mental health does not discriminate,” OneWave co-founder Grant Trebilco said.Charlotte Connell, a OneWave member, said Harry spoke of his own experiences seeking counselling more than 20 years after his mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 when he was aged 12.“Harry said it took him not six months, but 18 months to find the right person to speak to. ‘You’re not going to find the right person to speak to straight away’,’” Connell said.Both Harry and Meghan used exercise as a way of keeping well, Connell said.“Even in her jetlagged state, she got up in the morning and did yoga at 4.30 a.m.,” Connell said.“She said it’s so good for healing her mind,” Connell added.After Bondi, the couple made an unannounced visit to Macarthur Girls High School in Parramatta in central Sydney.The shrieking students gave the couple a rock star welcome to a school assembly.“When they walked in, I felt like my heart stopped. Their presence just made everyone shocked,” 15-year-old student Rhiannon said. The couple finished their day’s events with formal meetings with Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten.Harry and Meghan will also visit Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand during their 16-day tour. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Britain’s Prince Harry, left Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, right, and Invictus Games representatives climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day four of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, Pool)SYDNEY — Prince Harry scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific.The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball and to find inspiration to recover.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The fact that the Duchess of Sussex never planned to climb the world’s tallest steel arch bridge with her husband had fueled speculation that she is pregnant. The speculation was confirmed on Monday when Harry and the former Meghan Markle announced that their first child is due in the northern spring.Harry, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, four members of the Australian team and the widow of an Australian veteran climbed more than 1,000 steps up the back of an arch to raise the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 flag.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“The Sydney Harbor Bridge is an Australian icon and I can think of no better place to raise the … flag,” Morrison said in a statement.During the descent, Harry hugged fellow climber Gwen Cherne, a games ambassador whose husband Peter Cafe, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, took his own life in February. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LeBron on Lakers’ opening game loss: ‘It’s not instant oatmeal. It’s not that fast’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We were talking about mental health and really working on changing the way that our global community looks at mental health and deals with it,” Cherne said later.The flag will fly 134 meters (440 feet) above Sydney Harbor until the games close on October 27.Harry and his American former actress wife will attend the opening and closing games ceremonies. Around 500 athletes from 18 nations will compete in venues around Sydney.The couple earlier Friday walked barefoot on Bondi Beach to meet a group of surfers focused on mental well-being.The group, OneWave, meet weekly in an “anti-bad vibe circle” on the sand.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

PBA warns coaches

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Yes, I’m calling their attention,” Victolero said of the referees. “Let’s be consistent.”“I know that (what Victolero said) was a part of the coaches’ mind game for the series,” Marcial told the Inquirer over the phone as both tacticians want to gain an advantage over the other considering how close this series has been hyped.“I don’t see a reason why he (Victolero) should call the attention of the referees.“For me, the first three games of the series were the best-officiated games I have seen so far.”Marcial said he issued a memo addressed to both Compton and Victolero for their statements on officiating.Both coaches are off the hook for their previous comments, but Marcial won’t be lenient the next time around.“They’ll be fined if they criticize officiating through the media again,” Marcial said.“The right thing to do is address the technical committee or the commissioner.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Another Petron-F2 title clash looms MOST READ Victolero was wondering where Compton was coming from when the Alaska coach made his post-Game 2 rant on officiating.“I kept reviewing the tapes (of the first two games) and saw that my players weren’t doing anything,” Victolero said in a calm voice. “For this game, the Alaska players were the ones holding my players and they weren’t calling the fouls. I just want consistency.”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 ChrissConsistency in officiating has been an age-old problem in any league.But PBA commissioner Willie Marcial bluntly denies that there’s something wrong with the way the first three games have been called by his officials. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Game 4 is set Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum at 7 p.m.Magnolia won Game 1, 100-84, on Wednesday and executed better in the stretch to pull out a 77-71 triumph in Game 2, when Compton came out with his tirade about how Victolero’s guards were able to get away with several “karate chops.”A total of 25 fouls were slapped on Magnolia and 24 against Alaska in Game 3.But a big difference why the Aces were authoritative on Sunday was the fact that they turned the ball over just 15 times after averaging 25.5 errors in the first two.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Beaten black-and-blue Sunday night, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero praised the enemy for a job well done before launching his attack on officiating and asking for fairness for the rest of the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven title series.“Coach Alex (Compton of Alaska) did a good job (in making the adjustments),” Victolero told reporters, shortly after a 100-71 loss.“Coach Alex (also) did a good job calling the attention of the referees (after Game 2) about (how) my guards (are) playing defense.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more