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Before Mayweather-McGregor … Ali v Inoki

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend After more than half a century in the fight game, the legendary 85-year-old promoter often gives the impression of a man who has seen it all before.And when it comes to cross-code duels in the vein of Mayweather-McGregor, he has.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’Forty-one years ago, Arum promoted the infamous Tokyo bout between Muhammad Ali and Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki.That shambolic night at the Nippon Budokan arena on June 26 1976 saw Inoki spend most of the bout on his back, attempting to kick out at Ali’s legs. Ali meanwhile threw only six punches in 15 rounds of farce. LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Federer shines bright in twilight zone Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade The spectacle is widely seen as a tawdry lowpoint in Ali’s glittering career, a cynical, no-holds-barred grab for a multi-million-dollar payday.Or as Arum remembers it: “It was the most atrocious crap that I’ve ever put on.”The contest had been born a year earlier when Ali met Ichiro Hatta, the president of the Japanese Amateur Wrestling Association, and mischievously lamented about the fact that he had never faced an Asian challenger.The remark caught Inoki’s attention and soon Ali was being offered $6 million to fight the Japanese wrestler.Arum recalled a fruitless attempt to hash out the ground rules for the fight between himself, Ali’s trainer Angelo Dundee, manager Herbert Muhammad and Inoki’s handlers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘It’s another Pearl Harbor!’“I spent two weeks in a conference room in Tokyo, with the Japanese, trying to get rules for that fight. And in the end we went into that fight without any rules at all,” Arum told reporters at a recent lunch in Los Angeles.“Inoki spent most of the fight on his back kicking out at Ali. There was one round where he stood up and Ali threw a punch and he missed him by two feet. By two feet! Because Ali was frustrated. But Inoki staggered back into the ropes like he’d been hit. It was ridiculous.”According to Arum, the plan had initially been to concoct a stage-managed conclusion to the fight that would have kept all sides happy. US wrestling promoter Vince McMahon came up with a narrative that would have seen Inoki declared the winner while Ali could claim a moral victory.“Vince figured out a scenario, which I didn’t take that seriously, where Ali would get Inoki on the ropes,” Arum said. “And Inoki as a professional wrestler, would have a razor in his mouth, and he would cut his own eyebrow, so he’d be bleeding and everything. And Ali would have him on the ropes and ask the referee to stop the fight, and the referee would refuse.“And eventually Ali would turn his back on Inoki and plead with the referee to stop the fight. At which point Inoki would jump on Ali and get him to the canvas and the referee would count ‘1-2-3 out’ and declare Inoki the winner.“And then Ali was supposed to yell ‘It’s another Pearl Harbor!’. But Ali got spooked when he got there and he wouldn’t go through with it.“So after that we spent two weeks trying to figure out what the rules would be. And we couldn’t come up with anything.”Bad for boxing?Memories of Tokyo perhaps explain why Arum is unwilling to join the legions of critics who have disparaged Mayweather and McGregor August 26 fight as being “bad for boxing.”“Mayweather-McGregor will make a lot of money for the people involved,” Arum said. “The idea of whether it’s good for boxing is sort of irrelevant. I don’t even know what ‘Good or bad for boxing’ means. It really has nothing to do with boxing as it carries on.“It’s a spectacle. And people will either watch it or they won’t. And that’s why those kind of questions bother me because nobody is putting a gun to anybody’s head. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “If you want to buy the fight and pay the $100 to watch it on pay-per-view then you do, if you don’t, you don’t. It’s the free market. And the free market should be able to exist without people telling them that it’s good for boxing or not good for boxing. Let them do it.“But at the same time, do I think it’s going to be a real fight? No I don’t.”Arum also had a warning for anyone expecting to see Mayweather risk trading blows with McGregor, predicting that the 40-year-old former welterweight king would opt for the sort of cagey style which marked his fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.“With Floyd it’s always take the money and run,” Arum said. “And there’s nothing wrong with that.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This file photo taken on June 04, 2016, shows Japanese parliamentarian and mixed martial artist Antonio Inoki, who fought boxing begend Muhammad Ali in 1976 (background), speaking at a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo following the news of Ali’s death. There are many in the boxing world who are appalled by the prospect of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor climbing into a ring next month, but forty-one years ago, in another cross-code duel, the world watched as heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali fought Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — There are many in the boxing world who are appalled by the prospect of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor climbing into a ring next month.Bob Arum is, emphatically, not one of them.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Read Nextlast_img read more

Embiid scores 28 in return as Sixers top Wolves

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Timberwolves: Home against Sacramento on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21), of Cameroon, and Dario Saric (9), of Croatia, go for rebound against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)MINNEAPOLIS — Joel Embiid returned to the lineup to score 28 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-112 in overtime on Tuesday night.Embiid, back in action after missing two games with back tightness, hit two free throws with 14.8 seconds remaining to force overtime. He then scored seven points in the extra session, including a 3-pointer that gave Philadelphia a seven-point lead in the final two minutes.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ J.J. Redick scored 24 points and was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line for the Sixers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.Jimmy Butler led Minnesota with a season-high 38 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute of regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseEmbiid got the better of Karl-Anthony Towns as the talented 7-footers battled down low all night. Towns had 17 points and 15 rebounds, his 22nd double-double of the season.Butler had 17 fourth-quarter points and helped the Timberwolves build a seven-point lead early in the period. But his late heroics weren’t enough. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Two-time champ Azarenka gets Australian Open wild card Minnesota shot just 5-for-29 from 3-point range. Andrew Wiggins hit 8 of 24 shots overall and 1 of 7 from beyond the arc.Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau used just three reserves despite visible fatigue from his starting five. Towns and Butler each topped 40 minutes in regulation.TIP-INS76ers: Ben Simmons, who entered averaging 18 points per game, didn’t score his first points until 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter on a dunk. He finished with seven points. … The Sixers had a season-high 26 turnovers. Their previous high was 22 on Nov. 7 against Utah.Timberwolves: Forward Nemanja Bjelica missed his 10th straight game with a foot injury. … Minnesota committed just nine turnovers and fell to 5-10 when committing fewer than 15 turnovers in a game. The Wolves are 11-2 when turning the ball over 15 or more times.UP NEXT76ers: At Oklahoma City on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast He followed up his brilliant 11-for-13 shooting day in a 113-92 Game 1 rout Saturday by hitting 12 of 20 shots. Durant also had six rebounds and six assists for the Warriors, who went without key backup big man David West down the stretch after he sprained his left ankle early in the fourth.Coach Steve Kerr stuck with JaVale McGee as his starting center and the 7-footer contributed 10 points and seven rebounds as the well-rounded defending champions again showed off their remarkable depth.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 for the Spurs despite facing double-teams and Rudy Gay moved into the starting lineup and scored 12 points.Game 3 is Thursday as the series shifts to San Antonio.Thompson managed just three shots in the first quarter and began 1 for 5. He pounded the basketball down with two hands, frustrated, midway through the second quarter. Then he found his groove.ADVERTISEMENT “He hit some tough shots off one leg and you know had some opportunity bounces,” Aldridge said. “That’s why they are who they are. They made tough shots. KD made tough shots.”A baseline 3 with 55.9 seconds left before halftime was his first of the night and got Golden State within 49-45 before the Spurs took a 53-47 lead at intermission.Draymond Green began 0 for 5 before his first basket on the opening possession of the fourth quarter and Durant missed his five 3-point tries in the first half then finally hit from deep early in the third.The Warriors opened the third on a 19-5 run to take charge but this time the Spurs didn’t go away.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich went with Gay in the starting lineup for Kyle Anderson in an effort to generate more scoring — and his team still struggled to make shots.Popovich said before the game that Golden State in Game 1 played “the most stifling defense we faced all year long. That was the best defensive 48 minutes that we have competed against all year long.”Kerr knew Popovich would have his team better prepared.And the Spurs showed higher intensity on both ends through the first half, working to keep the ball out of Durant’s hands or contest shots while jumping in passing lanes to force mistakes.Andre Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, started a second straight game and had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors beat the Spurs for the 10th time in 11 games covering the regular season and playoffs.San Antonio struggled from the floor for the second straight game, finishing 35 for 85 (41.2 percent). In Game 1, the Spurs shot 40 just percent while going 9 for 22 from deep and got outrebounded 51-30. Zark’s-Lyceum stuns Marinerong Pilipino in OT, gains 1-0 semis lead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Durant sparked a decisive third-quarter run on the way to 32 points, Thompson added 31 points and five assists in another superb playoff performance and the Golden State Warriors rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-101 on Monday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.As Curry remains out likely for the entire series nursing a sprained left knee, the Warriors used all the offensive power they had to take both home games in the best-of-seven series.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 crown“No one can make up Steph’s contributions individually,” Thompson said. “That’s got to be done as a team and even then it’s hard with the way he can shoot the ball.”Thompson has found his touch after missing two weeks in March with a broken right thumb. Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) is guarded by San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green (14) during the first quarter in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry watched another lopsided win from the bench in sheer delight, wearing a sport coat and big smile.The steady hands of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson certainly have made the two-time MVP’s absence far less daunting for the defending champions so far in these playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT View comments TIP-INSSpurs: Aldridge made all 12 of his free throws. … The Spurs missed 9 of their first 11 3s and were 4 for 28 from long range. … San Antonio lost its sixth straight games overall against the Warriors at Oracle Arena. … The Spurs took their first lead of the series, 18-17, with 4:20 left in the first quarter. They trailed from wire to wire in the series opener.Warriors: Golden State outscored San Antonio 69-48 in the second half. … After getting 32 assists on 44 field goals in the series opener, the Warriors tallied 24 assists on 41 baskets. … Golden State has won nine straight postseason Game 2s, all at home, and 11 consecutive home playoff games overall.RELIABLE WESTWest scored on three straight second-quarter possessions and finished with 10 points and four rebounds in 14 minutes.But he got injured with 9:59 left defending Aldridge and headed to the locker room, despite appearing to try stretching out his legs to return.“He had a really nice night,” Kerr said. “I was concerned with that sprained ankle. We’ll see how he’s doing. We need him, but he told me he was doing OK.”QUOTEABLEPopovich on whether he saw potential in Kerr to coach during Kerr’s four years for San Antonio:“Oh, sure, I mean are you kidding me? He played for Phil (Jackson) for 97 years and he learned a lot and won championships. … He’s a no-brainer.”last_img read more

Arsenal’s possible starting XI, with £42m of new signings and fit again midfield stalwart

first_imgArsenal could add to their signing of Mohamed Elneny before the January transfer window slams shut.Reports claim Arsene Wenger has his eye on two new forwards and a young defender, as the French manager looks to strengthen his side’s title challenge.So, could the Gunners challenge for the Premier League trophy with a line up featuring some notable changes?Take a look at Arsenal’s possibly starting XI after the transfer window closes by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 10. Left wing: Alexis Sanchez – Sanchez made his return in Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea, and while the result was one to be forgotten, his performance certainly lifted the mood of Gunners faithful. The Chilean will be lacking match sharpness, but it isn’t expected to take too long for him to return to full fitness. Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Campbell will be both frustrated and pleased to see the former Barcelona winger back in action. 8. Right wing: Theo Walcott, Andriy Yarmolenko or Joel Campbell – Wenger isn’t short of options out wide, which makes his job all the more difficult. And if Yarmolenko makes a surprise move to the Emirates in the next few days, with reports claiming a £23m fee has been agreed, there will be many fighting for a place on the flank. Alexis Sanchez, when fully fit, is a certain starter on the left, but what about the right? Yarmolenko has been in fine form for Dynamo Kiev, while Walcott and Campbell are also challenging for a spot. The former’s arrival could be devastating news for Oxlade-Chamberlain. 2. Right back: Hector Bellerin – Mathieu Debuchy has been forced to address his future this month as a consequence of Bellerin’s commanding form. The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough 2014/15 campaign, and his performances are only improving in north London. 11 3. Centre back: Gabriel Paulista – Per Mertesacker has often been preferred ahead of Gabriel, who arrived in January 2015, but the former’s red card against Chelsea may come as a blessing in disguise for Arsenal. The Germany international’s lack of pace has often left his side exposed at the back, and while his current ban lasts for just one match, he could face a battle to get back into the starting line up. 1. Goalkeeper: Petr Cech – to see the XI that Wenger could start after the January transfer window click the arrow above – The former Chelsea goalkeeper has proved to be one of the signings of the summer. Cech’s influence on the team has been clear, with his confidence breathing new life into a Gunners side that has so often struggled to maintain a title challenge. Top spot is still within reach, despite defeat to the Blues in their last league outing, and Cech’s experience will be crucial over the next few months. 11 4. Centre back: Laurent Koscielny – Of Arsenal’s four senior centre backs, Koscielny is arguably the most superior. While the Frenchman does deliver the odd poor performance, he is one of the first names on the Gunners team sheet. It’s deciding his partner that is most problematic, with Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker competing for the remaining spot. 11 7. Centre midfield: Aaron Ramsey – Ramsey started the campaign off on the right flank, pushed away from his favoured central role to accommodate Coquelin and Santi Cazorla. Injury to the pair, though, has allowed the Welshman to step inside and his performances have impressed Wenger. The major concern with the 25-year-old in this position is his defensive naivety, but as Coquelin looks set to return to action before Cazorla, a new midfield partnership could thrive. 6. Centre midfield: Francis Coquelin – Coquelin has been on the sidelines since November, recovering from knee ligament damage, but he is nearing his return. The Frenchman is back in training, and is set to be thrown into action in the Gunners’ FA Cup clash with Burnley this coming Saturday. He faces competition from new signing Mohamed Elneny, but so long as his confidence hasn’t been affected, Coquelin will be Wenger’s first choice in a holding midfield role. 11 11 11 11 11 5. Left back: Nacho Monreal or Ben Chilwell – Monreal has been excellent for Arsenal – with his reputation in the Premier League having risen tremendously over the last season and a half. Reports, however, claim that Leicester City left back Chiwell could be heading to the Emirates to inject further youth into Wenger’s back line. If the Gunners can seal a deal before the close of the January window, it’s unlikely the 19-year-old will be thrust straight into action, but as Bellerin has shown, experience isn’t everything. 11. Striker: Olivier Giroud or Nolito – After an uncertain start to the campaign, Giroud has again become Wenger’s first choice striker, with the Frenchman grasping the opportunity to impress during Walcott’s absence through injury. He could, however, have some new competition to contend with in the shape of Celta Vigo’s Nolito. The Spaniard, who has eight goals and five assists this season, could be the subject of a late bid from Arsenal, strengthening an already impressive attack at the Emirates. 11 9. Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil – Often deployed out wide in his first two seasons at the Emirates, the Germany international has flourished in his favoured no.10 role, registering 16 assists in the Premier League already. This tally is expected to rise, with Thierry Henry’s record of 20 in a single campaign well within his reach. Upon his return to full fitness, Jack Wilshere will be eyeing Ozil’s position, but it’s almost impossible to see any other player stepping in if his form continues. 11 11last_img read more

DONEGAL GARDAÍ LAUNCH CRACKDOWN ON TAX-DODGING MOTORISTS

first_imgDONEGAL Gardaí have launched a crackdown on tax-dodging motorists.Officers are running a series of checkpoints in the county over the next few days, checking cars for tax, insurance and NCT certificates.There were lengthy tailbacks in Burt yesterday evening during the latest operation. Several motorists were questioned for failing to have their vehicles taxed.There were also a number of motorists who didn’t have NCT certificates or insurance.It’s understood the checkpoints will be a feature on several roads in the county over the coming days.Customs officers are also checking UK vehicles which haven’t registered or paid for VRT.  DONEGAL GARDAÍ LAUNCH CRACKDOWN ON TAX-DODGING MOTORISTS was last modified: November 4th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:checksGarda checkpointNCTtaxVRTlast_img read more

JUSTIN’S INCREDIBLE PICTURE OF MILKY WAY IN DONEGAL SKY GOES GLOBAL

first_imgPHOTOGRAPHER Justin Mac Lochlainn has done it again.The snapper whose pictures of the Northern Lights went global earlier this year has captured the Milky Way in the skies above Inishowen.And this is the incredible result.  JUSTIN’S INCREDIBLE PICTURE OF MILKY WAY IN DONEGAL SKY GOES GLOBAL was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:InishowenJustin Mac LochlainnMilky Waypicturelast_img read more

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN INISHOWEN ROAD CRASH

first_imgThe scene of today’s crash: Picture: Donal DunnA WOMAN is in a serious but stable condition in hospital tonight after a road crash in Inishowen this morning.The crash – at Fahan – closed the main Buncrana to Derry road.Forensic collision investigators spent all day examining the scene of the incident. The woman hurt in the crash was transferred to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.Gardai in Buncrana have appealed for information on the incident. WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN INISHOWEN ROAD CRASH was last modified: April 3rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashFahanlast_img read more

Tevin Coleman, expert in Shanahan offense, runs wild in 49ers’ rout of Panthers

first_imgSANTA CLARA — In theory, the Carolina Panthers’ defense posed one of the greater challenges to the San Francisco 49ers’ vaunted rushing attack.Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson form a staunch ILB duo, and the Panthers walked into Levi’s Stadium with the NFL’s third-ranked defense, including a pass rush that had allowed a third-best 5.1 net yards gained per pass.The pass defense buffers out some of the … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile devicelast_img read more

LaVar Ball thinks son LiAngelo’s arrest in China ‘not a big deal’

first_imgRead Next LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, jokes with fans at halftime of a 2017 Summer League game between the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime.  Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPUCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball hogged the headlines for all the wrong reasons on Tuesday after he was arrested along with two other teammates for allegedly shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China.READ: LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrested in China for shopliftingADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 A follow-up report by ESPN’s Arash Markazi confirmed that Ball and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill had been released on bail on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), but is barred from leaving their hotel until the legal process pushes through.The team is in the country to play an exhibition game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai this weekend.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Magic end two-game losing streak with 112-99 win over Knicks MOST READ Netizens were quick to predict the grim consequences ahead for the 18-year-old guard, but his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, assured everyone that his middle son would be all right.“He’ll be fine,” the Ball patriarch said, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “He’ll be fine. Everybody making it a big deal. It ain’t that big of a deal.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLiAngelo’s older brother Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball also didn’t seem too worried about his sibling.“No, I haven’t talked to any of them yet,” he told the news outlet. “I know they are all over there in China taking care of it, so I will talk to them when they get back.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

NCAA: Letran wards off EAC’s upset bid, locks No. 3 seed

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Bo Perasol rues UP’s failure to get stops in pivotal loss to UST Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Jerrick Balanza and Bonbon Batiller likewise didn’t let the game slip away by taking it aggressively to the hoop that put the Knights under complete control middle of the final period after climbing from 19 points down.Ending the eliminations with a 12-6 record, the Knights put the lock on the No.3 spot in the semifinals behind the second-ranked Lyceum Pirates and the unbeaten San Beda Red Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceJethro Mendoza finished his collegiate career by firing five threes and leading the Generals with 26 points. The Generals only had four wins in 18 games throughout their season.LETRAN 87—Muyang 22, Balanza 20, Batiller 15, Yu 10, Ular 8, Ambohot 6, Reyson 4, Mina 2, Caralipio 0, Balagasay 0, Sangalang 0, Pambid 0. Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect EAC 79—Mendoza 26, Maguliano 13, Gurtiza 9, Taywan 8, De Guzman 6, Luciano 6, Estacio 4, Corilla 3, Martin 3, Cadua 1, Gonzales 0, Carlos 0, Boffa 0.Quarters: 14-25, 30-41, 56-55, 87-79Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MANILA, Philippines–Taking it easy at the onset, the Letran Knights had to wipe out a huge deficit before brushing off the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 87-79, Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.Larry Muyang was too big, too strong for the Generals, delivering most of his 20 points around the rim apart from pulling down majority of his 11 boards during the latter half when the Knights finally buckled down to work.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerslast_img read more