Queen’s stay unbeaten in urban competition

first_imgRAIN brought an early end to Thursday’s schedule of matches in the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) urban netball competition at the Leila Robinson Courts as only two of six senior matches were finished. Defending champions The Queen’s School remained unbeaten as they picked up their third win of the round, turning back the previously unbeaten St Catherine High 39-28. The Marvette Anderson-coached team is now on top in Group One with nine points and look set to top it off, with two matches to go. In a clash of unbeaten teams, Queen’s had to battle hard against a very young and fighting St Catherine team as the Phyllis Thompson-coached girls stayed toe-to-toe with their opponents, especially in the first two quarters. Queen’s led 6-5 after the first, and in the second quarter, St Catherine had many opportunities to score, but had too many turnovers and trailed 15-13 at the half-time break. It has been a trend this season for the champions to start out slowly then pick up in the second half, and it was the same story once again, with Queen’s lifting their game to win handsomely in the end. St Catherine, despite losing their first game of the season, remain second on six points. In the other completed senior game, Tarrant picked up their first win of the round, defeating Excelsior High 27-22 in a Group One encounter. All the junior games were completed and top teams Gaynstead High, Camperdown High, Norman Manley High and defending champions Queen’s remained unbeaten. Following their exciting tied game with the champions a week earlier, Camperdown High were once again involved in a thriller, battling to an exciting 24-24 tie with St Hugh’s. The east Kingston-based Camperdown are now on five points and are second in Group Two. The defending champions, in the meantime, picked up their second straight win as they got by Holy Childhood, 29-20, to be on seven points, topping a competitive Group Two. Both Norman Manley and Gaynstead stayed on course for a big clash on Tuesday as both teams picked up their third win in a row in Group One to be on nine points each. Gaynstead were very impressive in turning back Campion College 34-5, while Norman Manley got by Alpha 23-13. In other matches, Meadowbrook High stopped Excelsior High 27-16 and Ardenne High edged Tarrant High 24-22. – R.G.last_img read more

Goals FLOW at Sabina

first_imgExcelsior High cruised into the FLOW Super Cup quarter-finals  following a 5-0 victory against Ocho Rios High at Sabina Park yesterday. The Mountain View Avenue-based Excelsior were never troubled dominated with goals by Kimani DeCombre in the fifth minute,  Cadine Graham (12th), Ryan Spence (29th), Chad McKen (55th) and substitute Raewin Senior (87th).   With Ocho Rios having few shots towards goal Excelsior’s goalkeeper Romario Palma had little to do and the margin of victory could have been much greater.    Excelsior’s coach Shavar Thomas was satisfied with his team’s overall performance and the fact that the goals were scored by five different players. “We have been lacking in finishing and today the team spread the ball around with five different goal scorers,”  Thomas, nattily dressed in a sports blazer, said. “The team does not rely on one striker as we have depth and can move players around,” he added.    “At the end I’m pretty satisfied as we moved the ball around. We have a good group that can go deep in the competition,” Thomas pointed out. “I expected a better fight from Ocho Rios but my team did well today,” he shared. Ocho Rios coach Carlington Dodd said he was proud of his young team. “We are proud of the players. We wanted to fight but Excelsior are a better team. However, we will come back,” Dodd said. Yesterday’s results Excelsior 5 Ocho Rios 0 Bridgeport 1 Dinthill 0 Today’s games SABINA PARK 5 p.m. – Jamaica College vs Clarendon College 7 p.m. – Kingston College vs Vere Technical MONTEGO BAY SPORTS COMPLEX 5 p.m. – Holy Trinity High vs STETHS 7 p.m. – Haile Selassie High vs Rusea’s Highlast_img read more

Hill follows coach orders to be ‘aggressive’ in clutch showing for Star

first_imgLeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Amid transfer boom, UEFA eyes stricter club spending rules Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESStar import Malcolm Hill was a bystander during his NBA Summer League stint with Oklahoma City, but in his first PBA game the lanky swingman immediately became the talk of the town.As the Hotshots tried to fend off the gutsy Alaska Aces, Hill took it upon himself to play savior and bring Star to a 101-92 victory for a 2-0 card in the Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT And at 21-years-old, Hill is considered young within the PBA circle that usually gets rookies who are 22 or 23-years-old.Hill, however, doesn’t see his age as a detrimental factor in his game and he’s also not surprised with the league’s physicality.In his four years as a Fighting Illini, Hill accumulated 1,846 points, 647 rebounds, and 281 assists in a packed Big 10 conference.University of Illinois shared the conference with powerhouses Indiana University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania State University.Physicality is nothing new to Hill, he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “Players will think I’m soft because I’m young and fresh out of college,” said Hill. “I played in the Big 10 and I think it’s one of the best college leagues, the most physical, and the most defensive oriented, so the physicality doesn’t bother me.” Read Next “My job at [University of] Illinois was to be aggressive and take over the game, I want to carry that on the professional level,” said Hill. “Coach [Chito Victolero] told me that he wants me to be aggressive.”And Hill did just that as he sunk back-to-back clutch baskets for Hotshots that effectively became the metaphorical haymakers the Aces absorbed.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’First it was the jumper from the top of the key with 1:34 left in the clock to give Star a 97-91 lead then he did the same thing once more 23 seconds later to put the Hotshots up 99-91.“Coach told me in the middle of the set, ‘Hill get the ball’ and he wanted me to shoot the shots and I did,” said Hill who finished with 28 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, and 11 boards. View commentslast_img read more

Blackwater junks KIA

first_img“I expected a bounce-back, but not like this. I am mildly surprised,” Isaac said after the rout. “While reviewing the tape [of our last game], I noticed that we lacked the energy and I asked the players to play with energy tonight.“I got that from them from both ends of the floor,” he went on. “I told them after the game that if we play with the same kind of energy, who knows how far that will take us in our last three games.”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’GlobalPort snapped TNT KaTropa’s two-game winning streak with a 119-112 victory later in the night, climbing to a level 3-3 card in the process.Stanley Pringle scored 30 points and had eight rebounds and import Murphey Holloway had 24 and 17 as the Batang Pier dealt the Texters their third loss in seven games. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles ANTIPOLO—Coach Leo Isaac was looking for a bounce-back from his Blackwater crew and got something he didn’t really expect.Two days after losing horribly, and a day after making a blockbuster trade, the Elite flaunted their best form yet and dealt KIA Picanto an ugly beating, 118-97, Friday night that enhanced their playoff chances in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES 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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies But the old reliables were there for Isaac, with import Henry Walker shooting 25 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and issuing seven assists in just over 36 minutes as Isaac found the luxury of giving the NBA veteran some rest with the lopsided outcome.JP Erram had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Mike DiGregorio started out at the point to finish with 16 after making all of his five attempts from beyond trifectaville.KIA, meanwhile, all but bowed out after taking its eighth straight loss even after parading a new import in Geron Marquis Johnson, who scored 28 points but had nine of the Picanto’s 19 turnovers.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer parades new import Terik Bridgeman against slumping Alaska in a Petron Saturday Special Game at 5 p.m. at AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center in Angeles City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Elite established franchise marks in points scored in a quarter, 40 to open up against the Picanto, and 70 in a half, for a 39-point lead going into the third as Blackwater rebounded from a 117-96 loss to TNT KaTropa to rise to a level 4-4 card and stay in the playoff hunt.“We are very positive of our playoff chances,” Isaac said. “We will face whatever challenges are in front of us in our last three games. The team is ready.”Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo, Blackwater’s new acquisitions from Barangay Ginebra in a trade completed on Thursday, did not see action yet.Isaac said that he asked Ellis and Marcelo to report for practice on Monday and the duo, who enjoyed respectable playing time while with defending champion Barangay Ginebra, will have to earn their minutes with the team.Ellis and Marcelo will have some form of motivation with the Elite’s next game slated against the Gin Kings on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Profitable, yes; never again, please! View commentslast_img read more

Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Fighting is family affair for Golovkin San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya was livid after San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez called Michael Calisaan a “dirty player” after their game Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“Boyet has no right to call Michael a dirty player,” said Macaraya after losing to the Red Lions 76-65. “He’s destroying the dignity of Michael as well as the referees and commissioner.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Break new ground READ: San Beda trumps San Sebastian for 10th straight winCalisaan was initially called for a disqualifying foul on San Beda’s Javee Mocon at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter, which would’ve merited an automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe referees, however, downgraded the call to an unsportsmanlike foul after reviewing the video.“Every game, I watch Michael play because I want to find ways to stop him but every time I watch him I always see him punching a guy,” said Fernandez. “I love his physicality but don’t try to destroy another guy’s future.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Macaraya was dumbfounded with Fernandez’ statements adding that the 11-1 Red Lions have been practically breezing through during their 10-game win streak.“I don’t know what his problem is, they’re the ones who are winning and we’re the ones losing, and yet he keeps on complaining,” said Macaraya as his Stags slipped to 5-6. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Maliksi’s scoring prowess delivering results for Blackwater

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Source: Wade to sign with Cavaliers, reunite with LeBron View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The former NBA veteran offered high praise for Maliksi, whom he also credited for his big fourth quarter production.“”He keeps the defense honest. That fourth quarter, I was able to get a lot of one-on-one and I feel like I could score on anybody,” said Walker, who finished with 19 points in the final frame.“In the end, it was just fitting that the new game that came in and giving us that new weapon, he put it in and it was a great shot. I felt more happy about that than any of my points,” he added.The 29-year-old Walker marveled at Maliksi’s demeanor even in the pressure-packed situations.“Just how calm he was, he was ready. He’s just cool and confident. He’s never out of character and he’s always under control. He’s just a scorer.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PBA IMAGESAllein Maliksi has made a name for himself as a reliable scorer—never gun shy and always ready to shoot.And Maliksi has been everything the Elite had hoped for him to be when they acquired him from Star in a four-player trade a little over two weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Maliksi is indeed a big help on the offensive end. Only in his third game, still getting confused on our set plays but he’s a fast learner and we expect him to blend with the other players as we play more games,” Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac said after the Elite stunned the Meralco Bolts, 92-91, at the start of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Tuesday.Since his arrival at Blackwater, Maliksi has been averaging 22 points per game through three outings, including a 29-point debut in a victory over GlobalPort.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMaliksi scored 15 points in the upset victory over the Bolts, delivering his team’s last four points in the final 33 seconds, none bigger than his game-winning jumper with 9.5 ticks left.Maliksi and import Henry Walker came up big in the fourth quarter. Walker scored the Elite’s first 18 points in the period while Maliksi provided the finishing touches. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Gins can’t relax–Cone

first_imgOnly six of 36 teams in a title series that went 0-2 down have gone on to reverse the outcome, but coach Norman Black said his Bolts are going to take inspiration from one of those teams that made the biggest comeback of all time.“Most of the teams down 0-2 have not won the championship,” Black admitted. “But we saw a team 0-3 down to win the championship. Until they (Gin Kings) win that fourth game, we will go out there fighting.”Black was talking of San Miguel Beer, which rallied against Alaska last season in this same tournament to win the championship by taking the last four games.The Meralco coach is not doubting his players as far as effort is concerned, actually praising them for going all out each game.“These are my players, and I’m sure they are trying their best. They are not performing the way they did in the elimination round, and I am sure [the] Ginebra [defense] has a lot to do with that,” Black said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTim Cone has always been a great copy for reporters, dissecting the game, explaining how it was won or lost, etc.There’s also no one better in the PBA in giving out analogies to describe his games, with the close 86-76 Game 2 victory over Meralco in their PBA Governors’ Cup Finals being no exception.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Aid expected to pour in for differently abled athletes Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Black better find a Pacquiao in his players quick, or, in using a boxing term to describe this series many saw to be close and tipped to go deep, this one would most likely not go the distance.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We took a big punch from them early in the game and survived that,” Cone said. “We managed to make it a possession-by-possession game [in the closing minutes] and had a good closing kick.”The analogy came a few minutes later, just after he praised LA Tenorio and the other Kings for a job well done.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’m just glad it wasn’t Manny Pacquiao who gave us that punch there, otherwise, we wouldn’t have gotten up from it,” he said with a smile, noting that Meralco still has a lot of fight left and the best-of-seven title series is far from over.“They still have many punches to give,” said Cone, coaching in his 31st title series. “We should be careful of that. We won two straight games and it only shows that they can also win two straight to tie this thing up. You can’t be pleased with yourself.” 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Love, LeBron push Cavaliers past Antetokounmpo, Bucks

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker (7), from Australia, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 124-119. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Kevin Love joked that he might swing by the hospital on his way home.On a recent visit, he got a dose of something that made him and the Cavaliers feel better.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Plagued by slow starts through their first 10 games, the Cavs came out with better intensity and focus.Cleveland shot 69 percent from the floor (11 of 16) and made 14 of 15 free throws in the first quarter while opening an 11-point lead. It was a much better showing from the Cavs’ starters, who were criticized by Dwyane Wade after Sunday’s loss.TRADE TALKBledsoe will take some of the pressure off Antetokounmpo, the league’s leading scorer.“He’s a great player,” he said. “He’s going help the team. He’s going to make the game easier for everyone.”TIP-INSBucks: Brogdon has picked up his scoring. He has three straight 20-point games for the first time in his career. “He worked extremely hard this summer on his game,” Kidd said. “He knows what’s coming. He knows what to expect.” … C John Henson had two fouls in the first three minutes and was plagued by foul trouble all game. He also picked up a technical.Cavaliers: James played in his 1,072nd game, tying him for 82nd place on the career list with a certain Michael Jeffrey Jordan. … Smith passed Rashard Lewis (1,787) for 14th place on the NBA’s career 3-pointers made list. … Love didn’t attempt a 3-pointer for the first time since Jan. 23, 2015. … G Iman Shumpert returned after missing a week with a sore right knee and scored six points in 19 minutes.UP NEXTBucks: At San Antonio on Friday.Cavaliers: Begin a four-game road trip on Thursday at Houston. Before the game, the Bucks got some scoring help by acquiring guard Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix in exchange for forward/center Greg Monroe and two draft picks.Afterward, coach Jason Kidd complained about the officiating. Milwaukee was called for 31 personals compared to 18 for Cleveland, and the Cavs attempted 38 free throws.Kidd pointed out that over the past three games, opponents have tried 95 free throws to 40 for Milwaukee.“I just got fined,” he said. “That’s one way. The other way is by expressing to the officials and I did that the whole night. The different crews that we’ve had have been awful.”Cleveland’s start to the season has been puzzling on so many levels. Loaded with as much talent as any team in the league, the Eastern Conference champions have been beating good teams and losing to squads they should be handling.“We don’t want to,” Love said. “We’d rather come out and play — because we’re capable — at a high level of basketball every single game. We have a ton of talent in here.”The myriad issues have led to the usual scrutiny of James, who caused a stir on social media Monday night.Moments after former teammate Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics beat the Hawks for their ninth straight win, James posted a meme on his Instagram account of the kids’ cartoon character Arthur with a clenched fist with the caption “mood.”Asked for the meaning, James shrugged.“I like Arthur,” he said.FIRST UNIT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Love scored a season-high 32 points without attempting a 3-pointer, LeBron James added 30 following an interesting couple days on social media, and Cleveland withstood a 40-point performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-119 on Tuesday night.The Cavs have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season — for all the wrong reasons. But after losing five of six, they did enough to hand the young-and-improving Bucks their fourth straight loss and keep Cleveland fans from panicking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLove was briefly hospitalized after scoring just four points and leaving a surprising loss to Atlanta in the third quarter on Sunday. Following his best game this season, Cleveland’s center was asked what IV medications he received.“I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “Whatever they gave me I might go back and check myself in tonight.” MOST READ Love added 16 rebounds. J.R. Smith found his stroke and added a season-high 20 points for the Cavs.“That’s my guy,” James said of Smith, who went 5 of 7 on 3-pointers while wearing a model of James’ sneakers. “Swish is my guy and he’s been struggling the first 10 games. I told him it was the shoes. He finally decided to wear my shoes. After a long conversation we finally decided to wear them and he had a breakout game.“He hit the 3-ball, got into the paint. That was Swish. We’re gonna need more of that from him a lot coming up.”Still a few weeks shy of his 23rd birthday, the multi-talented Antetokounmpo finished 16 of 21 from the floor. He also had nine rebounds and eight turnovers before fouling out with 18 seconds left.Malcolm Brogdon had 22 points for Milwaukee, and Khris Middleton finished with 20.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

No. 1 draft pick Fultz out 2 to 3 more weeks for 76ers

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Markelle Fultz. APPHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will miss another two to three weeks as he recovers from soreness in his right shoulder.The Sixers said Fultz’s return to action will be determined by how the shoulder responds to progressive basketball training and practices in the interim.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet01:16SEA Games: Didal, Means assure PH of 1-2 finish in Game of Skate02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft will continue with physiotherapy as he returns from his soreness and scapular muscle imbalance.Fultz has played only four games this season. He is shooting 33 percent, 50 percent from the free-throw line and has not attempted a 3-point shot all season, all as a reserve.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READlast_img read more

As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

first_imgView comments A total of 14 Russians have now been disqualified this month, with nine medals lost.Zubkov said the ruling was the work of “a commission which makes decisions without any basis or proof.”“The leaders were sitting there and falling asleep behind their desks when the facts and evidence from my side were being read out. They weren’t interested,” Zubkov said. “These acts and decisions were drawn up beforehand, and it’s very plain to see.”Hours earlier, Bach — highlighting that Olympic medalists were involved in attacking the integrity of the games — told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games.Bach will chair an IOC board meeting on Dec. 5 which could ban Russia’s team from Pyeongchang because of state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Games.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Long seen as Russia’s ally, Bach seemed to confirm that position this month when he criticized “unacceptable” demands for a total ban while two Olympic panels investigate an alleged doping conspiracy.However, in a speech on Friday, Bach cautioned against those “from whichever side” who seek to influence the IOC.“Some may try to build pressure. They will be wrong,” the IOC leader told European Olympic officials meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.Russian officials have this month threatened not to televise the Pyeongchang Games, and block the release of players from clubs in the Moscow-based Kontinental Hockey League. The KHL warning came from league president Dmitry Chernyshenko, who previously headed the Sochi organizing committee.The IOC is facing the same politicized decision over Russia as it did before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.In July 2016, Bach’s board did not impose a blanket ban on Russia after investigator Richard McLaren published his first report into the Sochi program less than three weeks before the opening ceremony. Instead, the IOC let individual sports governing bodies lead the decision-making.Bach was seen then as prioritizing Russian athletes’ rights to compete in what proved a chaotic period of urgent legal cases based on McLaren’s interim report. The full investigation report published last December went even deeper into the Russian doping program, and beyond winter sports.The “important difference” this time, Bach said Friday, was that accused Russian athletes have had due legal process and a fair hearing from the IOC.“Now it is about what happened at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. Now it is about us,” Bach told leaders of European national Olympic bodies. “Now it is about the integrity of the Olympic Games. Now it is about what happened at Olympic Games in a laboratory of the Olympic Games. What happened with Olympic athletes. What happened with Olympic medalists.“This is what we have to bear in mind when I say that we will take a fair decision.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bobsled athletes who could be upgraded by the IOC include United States driver Steven Holcomb, who placed third in the two-man and four-man events but died unexpectedly in his sleep six months ago. Swiss and Latvian crews are in line for gold medals.Also disqualified and expelled from the Olympics on Friday were women’s bobsledder Olga Stulneva and men’s speedskater Alexander Rumyantsev. They did not win medals.The Russian Skating Federation said it would appeal the bans at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Russian authorities, including President Vladimir Putin, deny they knew of a widespread doping program. Instead, they blame former laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov.Rodchenkov fled to the United States, where he is in a witness protection program, and made allegations as a whistleblower in May 2016 which McLaren later supported with evidence.Politics and sports are often linked in Russia, and athletes from Zubkov’s sleds have gone on to high-level positions.His brakeman, Alexei Voevoda, is now a member of the Russian parliament, while pusher Dmitry Trunenkov runs a youth program for the Russian military. Trunenkov was banned from all sports activities last year in a separate doping case brought by Russian authorities.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Draymond Green’s intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others Now the president of the Russian bobsled federation, Zubkov was disqualified and banned for life from the Olympics along with speedskater Olga Fatkulina, who won silver in the 500 meters.“I’m not going anywhere,” Zubkov told The Associated Press, saying he plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and has no intention of stepping down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I was working toward those medals for years. All my achievements, all my victories have always been and remain clean,” Zubkov said in a telephone interview. “Sport has turned into politics.”Russia originally topped the medals table in Sochi, but the latest cases drop it to nine gold medals, fewer than Norway and Canada. In total medals, Russia now has 24, behind the United States, Norway and Canada. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov was removed from the 2014 records by the IOC for links to a widespread doping program. AP FILE PHOTOGENEVA — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday (Saturday Manila time) for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country’s athletes from the Pyeongchang Games.Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony in Sochi, was removed from the 2014 records in the latest round of verdicts from an International Olympic Committee panel prosecuting individuals caught in a program to cover up doping and tamper with tainted samples.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more