first_img On Tuesday’s final night, the Jamaica’s sprint power was on display with ages 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17 girls emphatically sweeping the 200m freestyle relays. It was the first in over a decade that all the girls 200m freestyle relays were swept by one nation. The relay gold rush started with a win by the 11-12 girls team of Paig’e Lewis, Isabella Sierra, Sabrina Lyn and Zaneta Alvaranga, who stormed to victory in a new Carifta and national time of 1:55.77. They bettered the old mark of 1:57.60 set at the 2012 championships. The 13-14 team of Gabrianna Banks, Simone Vale, Brianna Anderson and Emily MacDonald won their relay by more than two seconds in a Carifta and national record 1:50.77. Meanwhile, Nathaniel Thomas crowned himself the fastest 11-12 boy in the Carifta region, earning the lone individual gold medal on the final night. He won the 50 metres freestyle in 26.52 seconds. Thomas’s time put him within striking distance of Jamaican age group star Brad Hamilton’s age group mark of 26.29. The mark was set in 2002. Swim coach Rory Alvaranga has credited preparedness and composure for Jamaica’s 30-medal haul at this year’s 32nd Carifta Swimming Championships, held at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Centre in The Bahamas. Jamaica ended the meet with 12 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze medals. That surpassed the 25 achieved at last year’s championships in Martinique. Team Jamaica placed sixth overall with 530.50 points. “The medal haul surpassed that of last year, and we are pleased. The first-timers held their composure and delivered big points that we never had over the past two years and we hope to keep this bunch together throughout the various age groups and add some depth with distance swimmers for coming years,” Alvaranga told The Gleaner yesterday. The team is jointly coached by Matthew Campbell and managed by Tastey Blackman. SPRINT POWERlast_img read more

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Valdez pumped in 36 points, 32 off kills, three service aces, and a block, while Ella De Jesus got 10 of her 11 markers from hits.Playing catch-up in the first two sets, the Lady Spikers pounced on Ateneo’s miscues and roared back from a 16-11 deficit in Set 2, with Aby Maraño and Ara Galang staging a 10-1 blast to grab the 21-17 lead, en route to them grabbing a commanding 2-0 lead.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 legendBut it was the Lady Eagles’ turn to return the favor in the third set, crawling back from a 17-13 disadvantage before stringing a 12-1 run to take the 25-18 win and gain the momentum it needed to force a deciding fifth set.Tied at 11, Valdez sent the ball down the line before two straight errors put Ateneo at match point. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kim Fajardo kept La Salle alive with an off-speed attack, but Valdez took matters into her own hands to lead Ateneo to victory.Jia Morado was adjudged the Player of the Game for Ateneo as she finished with five points and 58 of the Lady Eagles’ 61 excellent sets.Maraño, meanwhile, was named the Player of the Game for La Salle as she unfurled 16 points, 10 from attacks, three blocks, and three service aces for the green side.Galang also added 16 markers, Paneng Mercado got 13 points, and Mika Reyes had 11 in a losing effort.Proceeds of the game that drew a full-house, will go to the athletic scholarship programs of both schools. ADVERTISEMENT The game will be shown in a delayed telecast on July 22, 6 p.m., at ABS-CBN Sports+Action.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ateneo Lady Eagles celebrate after edging the La Salle Lady Spikers in the Battle of the Rivals charity game Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven after graduation, Alyssa Valdez did everything for Ateneo as she powered the blue side to a thrilling five-set win, 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-13, over La Salle Sunday in the Battle of the Rivals at Mall of Asia Arena.The three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player ended a rally with a game-winning spike past Michele Gumabao and Mika Reyes in the climax of a pulsating duel and complete the come-from-behind victory for the Lady Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas cause A costly, catty dispute finally settledlast_img read more

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate “We just really wanted to win,” said Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican in Filipino.GJ Ylagab added a near double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds while Gab Dagangon chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Eze anchored Perpetual Help’s defense, which limited Arellano’s shooting to just 29 percent, including 5-of-26 from deep.The Altas, meanwhile, shot a decent 43 percent from the field. LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Kent Salado paced the Chiefs, who suffered their fourth consecutive defeat and fell to 2-5, in scoring with 14 points but needed 14 shots. MOST READcenter_img 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPrince Eze dominated anew and University of Perpetual Help downed struggling Arellano University, 68-59, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Eze was a man among boys as he finished with 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks to power the Altas to their third win in seven outings.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: James Harden flaunts ripped physique ahead of new season Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Currently, she is forced to train by herself or with her partner Pablo Catalan, who isn’t even getting any allowance from the governing body.“The issues with our incentives will always be present. Same on us not having a coach. We’re training without a coach while the other teams are training with experienced coaches. We’re already at a disadvantage. That’s why we can’t help on always asking ourselves if you really trained hard,” she said.Still, what keeps Medina from doing this is her will to make the Philippines proud.“Even if you don’t win, the important thing is that you fought a good fight in the games. You no longer think of yourself because you fight for your country,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ “There’s too much pressure because they expect you to always win a medal. But for me, no matter what happens, I’m sure that I’ll always give my 100-percent in the games,” she said.Placing third in singles class 8 in the Rio Games, Medina is seen as one of the shoo-ins to deliver on table tennis’ target of two mints.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the 47-year-old paddler doesn’t want to get too caught up on the promises, saying, “It’s hard to assure the medal. The approach should always be God’s will.”While the paraathletes are now enjoying some level of support from the government and other sponsors, Medina believes they are still not getting enough to let them train at a high level. End of the road for Ceres in AFC Cup It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground Josephine Medina. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonWinning a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics brings its own set of expectations.But Josephine Medina would rather shrug off the pressure and just focus on doing her best for the country in the upcoming 2017 ASEAN Para Games. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments The constant scrutiny about why he left Oklahoma City to join a super team and the questions on how the Warriors could possibly share the ball so many ways have subsided at last. He has settled in beautifully to the Bay Area. The music and low-key vibe at team headquarters are now familiar.Yes, Durant is at ease.“Oh, yeah. Last year he was trying to figure out what the hell we were doing and this year he’s totally dialed in, understands the concepts,” coach Steve Kerr said, “comfortable in his surroundings, not only on the floor but off. He’s a different guy this year. … It took a couple months for him to get comfortable with our style of play more than anything. It’s one thing to memorize a play, it’s another thing to feel comfortable with the concepts of what you’re trying accomplish every time down the floor. Then there’s a lot of little nuances within that. I thought it took him a couple months, then he figured it out and he was off and running.”Teammates can’t wait to see what Durant does next.Iguodala appreciates greats like Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady but will put Durant at the top.“In my opinion KD is the most talented I’ve ever seen. There have been some other talented guys though, but he’s gotten the most out of his talent, just like TMac and Vince,” Iguodala said. “There are a lot of guys who are talented and they don’t even make it to the pros. I’m saying KD is most talented because he’s maximized his talent. He’s still got more room to go, so I believe he’s still grinding to get there.”From Day One, Durant showed he’s a difference-maker.“There’s a lot of stuff I’ve been thinking about,” he said, “and I’m just trying to take it all in and get better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant poses for photos during the NBA basketball team’s media day in Oakland , Calif. Beginning his 11th NBA season at age 29 and fresh off his first career championship, Durant is as determined as ever. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FIle)OAKLAND, Calif. — Fatigued after a long flight home from China, Kevin Durant knocked down one baseline 3-pointer after another — making 21 of 22 and 19 straight before finally another miss had him hollering in frustration over the blaring music.Stephen Curry wasn’t even pushing him this time in one of their thrilling competitions — just KD and a couple of capable rebounders.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Durant’s new deal earns him approximately $53 million over the next two years and includes a player option for year two. His willingness to be flexible allowed the Warriors to re-sign Curry for $201 million over five years and 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala to a three-year contract with $48 million guaranteed, among all the other reliable returners.Durant repeatedly curses when he misses during those heated post-practice shootouts with Curry. They rarely keep an official count on made shots or track who wins.“I honestly don’t know exactly what the standings are when it comes to that but we always challenge each other,” Curry said. “I think the best thing about it is we both get mad when we miss a shot because you know in that competition that we have if you miss a shot you’re probably going to end up losing whatever spot or whatever drill you’re doing. Every shot’s important, which for us can transition into the game because you have that certain focus and expectation that you’re going to make every shot. Put a little bitof pressure on yourself while you can in practice in these situations.”For Durant, it’s all about getting better alongside the shooter he considers the world’s most accurate.“I’m just coming into work every day trying to get better and I’m going home afterward,” Durant said. “It’ssimple. Just try to simplify it, so I get my work in and go home. … I don’t even remember last year.”Durant is far more comfortable this preseason.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NBA: Curry to pick Dubs teammates if picked as All Star game captain Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The NBA Finals MVP wants more from himself. He thinks about it when he’s sitting on his couch at home.Beginning his 11th NBA season at age 29 and fresh off his first career championship, Durant is as determined as ever.In his second season with the Golden State Warriors, he is challenging himself to do everything better, down to setting great screens to get teammates open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I just want to keep doing the same things,” Durant said. “If I’m making five out of my 10 shots a night, I can see if I can try to make 5 1/2 or six shots a night. I guess that’s just the next challenge that I have for myself, just continue to do the small things with my game as far as my rhythm, catching and shooting, dribbling, one-dribble pull-ups, post-ups, all that type of stuff that goes into me being the scorer that I am. I’ve got to work on that every day, make sure that doesn’t fall by the wayside because if I take two or three days off from doing that stuff I’m right behind. I can’t take days off because I’m not physically as big and strong as a lot of guys that can use their bodies. I’ve got to rely on my skill a little bit more.”He sure delivered on basketball’s biggest stage just four months ago, then — as promised — accepted a pay cut so general manager Bob Myers could keep the roster largely intact for repeat run. 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first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “Definitely when you start, you got to set the tone early. It’s not just me but the whole starting unit,” Slaughter said.Fortunately for the Cebuano giant, he did make Cone look like a genius for the move as he delivered his best performance yet in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSlaughter fired 17 points, hauled down 16 rebounds, and swatted six shots as the Gin Kings claimed a 85-74 victory to move a game away from clinching their second straight title in the conference.“Coach gave me the start and I didn’t want to disappoint him or my teammates. We came out really aggressive and got off to a good lead,” he said. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Though Meralco did get back in the game in the second half, Slaughter was just too big and too strong for the Bolts as he was the X-factor Ginebra needed to bounce back after losing Games 3 and 4.“Greg wasn’t making all of his shots but he was aggressive, he was physical, and he was going after rebounds,” Cone said.“Greg made a statement right off the bat with some tough rebounds. He went in and sealed on and got physical with (Allen) Durham right off the bat. When he could do that, that changes the game for us.”Slaughter is far from satisfied as Ginebra goes for the kill on Wednesday.“I’m just glad we got the win. This is a crucial one for us, so we’re just fortunate that we got the win. But the job is not done yet. We need to get one more. I think whoever comes out hungry on Wednesday is gonna get that game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Since winning the Best Player of the Conference award, Greg Slaughter has yet to churn out a good showing as Ginebra saw their 2-0 lead dissipate and allow Meralco level the series.But on Sunday, the 6-foot-11 center knew he had to show up when coach Tim Cone inserted him into the starting lineup for the first time in the series in Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Perasol wants Fighting Maroons to be accountable after latest loss Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at Philippine Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots in front of Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) and center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Golden State Warriors are first in the NBA in so many offensive categories you would think adding another one wouldn’t mean much. This one did.The Warriors had 46 assists, the most by any team in the NBA this season, in a 133-112 romp over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Klay Thompson led Golden State with 27 points, Kevin Durant had 25 and Steph Curry 23, but it was the 46 assists on 55 field goals that had the Warriors talking after the game.“Forty-six assists is insane,” coach Steve Kerr said.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“That’s amazing,” added Durant, who was ejected for arguing with 4:52 left. “Everybody came and made plays tonight. We moved well without the ball and kept clicking on all cylinders.”Curry matched Draymond Green with a team-high 10 assists “That’s what we pride ourselves on, ball movement, getting everyone involved,” Curry said. “Everybody gets touches and we help each other in that way because we are all threats.”Aaron Gordon led Orlando with 29 points, Evan Fournier had 22, and Jonathon Simmons 18. The Magic have lost 10 of their last 11 and were playing catchup all night against the defending NBA champion Warriors.“Golden State definitely impresses you with everything they do,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “Their passing, their cutting, their ability to play off each other and their shot-making facilitates all of that stuff.”The Warriors shot 62.5 percent from the field and had so many open looks they didn’t need to be selective about where the shots came from. Golden State hit 12 of 24 from behind the 3-point line and 11 of the 13 players had at least one assist.“I think the guys were embarrassed by the last two games,” Kerr said, referring to an overtime win over the Lakers and a loss to the Sacramento. “If we can just play with that kind of energy, a little better judgment and a little better defense, we’re on to something. This is a good step in the right direction.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments LeBron would rather spend time with family than join 3-point contest Magic: Take a seven-game road losing streak to New York on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State led wire-to-wire, taking advantage of crisp passing and aggressive shooting by its stars to build an early lead and successfully hold off any Magic rallies. Thompson was 11 of 14 from the field, and Durant 10 of 14.Jordan Bell added 16 points, Green had 12 points to go with his 10 assists and five rebounds, and Omri Casspi 11 for Golden State, which expanded a 13-point lead after Durant was ejected.Orlando also had a good night offensively, making 11 three-pointers and shooting 45.8 percent, but the Magic do not have the firepower to get into a shootout with the Warriors.Golden State backup guard Shaun Livingston was the only one of the 19 players used in the first half not to score.EMERGING STARNot that it needs one, but Golden State may have discovered another emerging star off its bench in rookie Jordan Bell. Kerr promised the second-round pick from Oregon more playing time and he made the most of it, scoring 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting. “He was great tonight, wonderful energy,” Kerr said. “We’ll keep playing him and continue to help grow.” Bell also had four rebounds and three blocks in 16 minutes. “He’s obviously a freak athlete and he has a sixth sense on where to be on defense,” Curry said. “He seemed like he was extremely comfortable out there.”TOUGHNESS QUESTIONEDMagic coach Frank Vogel said he didn’t want to comment on his team’s inability to sustain effort from game to game, but he was willing to talk about the team’s defense, or lack thereof.“We’re not tough enough at the defensive end,” Vogel said. “We could be tougher, more alert, more physical, compete more … we just got to play tougher than that to beat the champs.”TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State had a season-high 41 points in the first quarter. … The Warriors have seven straight games with 10 or more 3-pointers. … Andre Iguodala sat out with a sore knee. … Curry passed Jason Kidd for eighth place on the career 3-pointers made list. … Thompson has a 3-pointer in 77 straight games, the longest current mark in the NBA.Magic: Orlando has lost 10 straight to the Warriors. … The Magic have averaged 112.2 points in their last five games. … PF Aaron Gordon is 17 of 34 (50 percent) on 3-pointers in his last four game. … SF Terrence Ross is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL.UP NEXTWarriors: Continue six-game trip at Miami on Sunday night. 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first_imgThe 31-year-old Khan, who owns a record of 31-4, 19 knockouts, aims to prove that he can come back and contend for the crown again.“It’s all about now, rebuilding my career, making the big fights happen, there are some big names out there. I want to fight for a world title within three fights. I really belong at world title level, getting into the ring in Liverpool is just going to get me back moving again, it will show me where I am, and how long I need for a world title fight.“I want the big names. I don’t want the easy fights, but then again I want to see how I feel and how my body feels. I want to fight whoever is at the top, that’s the type of fighter I am.”ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: What flavor are your Jordans? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Amir Khan warms up in the ring during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFPBritish boxer Amir Khan feared for the worst when his supposed showdown with Manny Pacquiao last year fell apart.The bout with Pacquiao was supposedly Khan’s ring return after he got knocked out cold by Canelo Alvarez in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson READ: Pacquiao-Khan fight off—report “When that fight didn’t happen it put me on a really bad downer. I thought ‘where am I going to go from here’. I really put all my eggs in one basket and thought ‘this is the fight I really want,’” Khan told Sun Sport.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“Then I had the hand injury, and I was waiting for the hand to get better. “When Pacquiao went and I heard Kell Brook went up a weight I thought ‘where do I go from here.’”Pacquiao went on to fight Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia while Khan is on his way to ending a two-year hiatus on April 28 in Liverpool, England against an opponent yet to be named. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Thunder: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James scored 37 points, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers got a much different result this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 120-112 victory on Tuesday night.It was Cleveland’s second straight win since adding George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. in trades, and their fourth straight victory overall.ADVERTISEMENT The Thunder trimmed their deficit to five in the final minute and could have come closer, but Alex Abrines missed a 3-pointer, and Nance got free for a dunk to seal the win for Cleveland.The Cavaliers led 62-57 at halftime. James had 16 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Smith had 15 points on five 3-pointers. Adams scored 15 points before the break for Oklahoma City.TIP-INSCavaliers: A double foul was called on Nance and Oklahoma City’s Raymond Felton after they got tangled up in the second quarter. … Cleveland shot 54 percent in the first half and 51 percent overall. … Committed just seven turnovers.Thunder: Westbrook was issued a technical foul in the first quarter. It was his 12th of the season. … Had just two turnovers in the first half. … Outrebounded the Cavaliers 51-41.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Washington Wizards on Feb. 22.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kane leads Spurs’ recovery in 2-2 draw at Juventus 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew J.R. Smith added 18 points for the Cavaliers, who lost to the Thunder 148-124 on Jan. 20 with a very different roster.Paul George scored 25 points and Carmelo Anthony 24 for the Thunder. Steven Adams added 22 points and 17 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook scored 21 points. Westbrook and Anthony had missed the past two games with sprained ankles.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 folkJames scored 14 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter, including two 3-pointers, to give Cleveland a 78-68 lead. He was 6 for 6 from the field during that stretch. The Thunder responded with an 8-0 run to get back into the game. Cleveland took a 91-87 edge into the fourth quarter.The Cavaliers took control in the fourth, and a layup by James after driving on George pushed the Cavaliers ahead 115-106 with 49 seconds to play. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Alas remembered Guiao’s words, and on Sunday, the fourth-year guard, heeded his coach’s advice.In his best offensive night in the pros, the 26-year-old fired on all cylinders at Philippine Arena, draining four of his five triples in the fourth period to carry NLEX to a 93-90 squeaker over Blackwater.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 folkThat performance garnered Alas a new career-high of 25 points, on 5-of-12 shooting from downtown, to go with eight rebounds and five assists as the Road Warriors clinched a spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.Asked what led to his stupendous showing, the 26-year-old said that it was just a matter of him trusting Guiao’s system while also seeking to perform better than his 15-point effort against Alaska last week. FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — NLEX coach Yeng Guiao knew how good of an offensive threat Kevin Alas could be once he fully develops his outside shooting.“I’ve been getting on Kevin’s outside shooting the last few games, I’ve been asking him to take outside shots, come early in the morning in practice and practice those outside shots. I’ve been telling him that he’s underusing his outside game and he’s relying so much on his slashing ability and the defense were already sagging off him,” Guiao said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I was locked in. I played ok last game but coach said that I shouldn’t be satisfied,” he shared. “I just wanted to repay the trust coach has been giving me.”His explosion came at the right time for the Road Warriors, who was banking largely on Kiefer Ravena majority of the game before finding another offensive weapon in Alas.“We’re down and Kiefer was playing well. The focus of the defense was on him so I felt someone had to step up. We can’t rely on Kiefer alone and I’m happy that we’re both able to play well,” he said as that opened the floodgates for the others like Cyrus Baguio and Rabeh Al-Hussaini to make big plays down the stretch.With the famed NLEX backcourt now clicking, Alas is keeping his fingers crossed that this will only be the beginning of what Guiao labeled as his “K-and-K” combo.“I hope we’ll be consistent. I wish this is already the start for me and Kiefer to play better in our coming games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Santiago right in time to complete NU’s comeback vs DLSU UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more