11-time PBA champion Bolado dies in motorcycle crash

11-time PBA champion Bolado dies in motorcycle crash

first_imgPhoto from Cris Bolado’s Facebook accountFormer Philippine Basketball Association player Cris Bolado was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.He would have turned 48 in October.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Bombers, Generals clash It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img How to help the Taal evacuees The 6-foot-6 Bolado, drafted 13th overall by Alaska Milk in 1994, won 11 PBA championships, including a Grand Slam with Alaska in 1996.He also suited up for Ginebra, Purefoods, Pop Cola/Coca-Cola, San Miguel and Red Bull before retiring in 2013 with career averages of 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAccording to reports, Bolado was working as a basketball coach in an international school in the Cambodian capital.He was likewise managing a Filipino restaurant with partner Anne Christine Waje at the time of his death. Bolado, who played for National University in college, also left behind two children.Ginebra mentor Tim Cone, the late player’s coach in Alaska, and former teammates expressed shock over the incident.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

No regrets for Tolentino after costly error: ‘That’s part of the game’

first_imgCarpio 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 With the score tied at 75 and with just 8.5 seconds left in regulation, Tolentino matched up against Isaac Go but the Tamaraws forward lost the ball that pushed the game to overtime, where the Blue Eagles took an 88-84 victory.READ: Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces DLSU in UAAP Finals rematchFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneTolentino, who realized what could’ve happened if he executed his shot properly, was certain that FEU was poised for a victory that could’ve set up a Finals date against defending champion De La Salle.“I was super confident that we will win especially on that last 8.5 seconds when coach (Olsen Racela) entrusted me with the ball, unfortunately it was a turnover,” said Tolentino in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FILE – Arvin Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArvin Tolentino had the chance to etch his name as one of the many basketball heroes of Far Eastern University.That, however, didn’t turn into reality as Tolentino became the goat when he botched a potential game-winner against Ateneo in the Tamaraws’ Final Four do-or-die.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I thought we would win when I felt that I could’ve gotten my shot up, but the factor was the split second that I looked up in the clock and that made me lose the ball.”Tolentino did look up at the backboard to see how much time was left, and it was around a second, and this allowed Go to give a little tap forcing the former Blue Eagle to lose the ball.“What I was planning to do was go to my right and take a step-back jumper because I was expecting Ateneo would isolate me in the right lane,” said Tolentino.“I don’t regret that moment [when I lost the ball] but that’s part of the game, what I do regret is the time when I looked up at the clock.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ateneo ‘a better team’ than last year heading into finals rematch vs DLSU MOST READ 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. LATEST STORIESlast_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

LaVar says all Ball brothers will be on Lakers by 2020

first_imgCarpio 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Brilliant Kyrgios too good for Dimitrov in Brisbane OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sports Illustrated posted a video of Ball talking to the media in Lithuania where LiAngelo and LaMelo joined their new team Vytautas Prienai.“All my boys are good,” said Ball. “Two of them together—awesome, three of them together—unbeatable.”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 folkBall once said that the Lakers would draft Lonzo in the 2017 Draft, and he now predicts that LiAngelo will be with the team in 2018 and LaMelo will join his two brothers by 2020. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The father of American basketball players LiAngelo and LaMelo, LaVar Ball speaks during the training session at the BC Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas arena in Prienai, Lithuania, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball have signed a one-year contract to play for Lithuanian professional basketball club Prienai – Birstonas Vytautas, in the southern Lithuania town of Prienai, some 110 km (68 miles) from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)LaVar Ball once again spewed another prophecy concerning his sons and the Los Angeles Lakers franchise.The patriarch of the Ball family proclaimed that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo will join eldest Lonzo in Hollywood by 2020.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Abu Tratter making most of chance to train with Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJust like his fellow “23-for-23” cadets, Abu Tratter couldn’t help but be starstruck over the star power he worked with when he attended his first Gilas Pilipinas practice on Monday.“At first, I was just shocked to see June Mar (Fajardo) and Gabe (Norwood) and just to be able to be in the midst of them. I even asked them for a picture, and hopefully, they’ll still give me one. It’s just humbling,” he shared after the national team wrapped up the hour-long session at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 6-foot-7 Tratter was one of the eight frontcourt players coach Chot Reyes listed in his 2023 cadet pool and was the lone Lasallian to make the cut.But his height wasn’t the lone reason he earned the ticket to the national team pool as the 25-year-old knows that it’s his grit that brought him to this stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think, just doing the dirty work — whatever the team needed, whatever rebound or any steals, anything a player would need to pick up on,” said Tratter, who is set to play for Marinerong Pilipino in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“That’s what I’m all about: turning garbage into gold. Get anything, sweep up anything, and try to put the ball back.” Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense NCAA volleyball: Undefeated Arellano far from perfect, says coach Tratter knows very well how tough the competition will be to earn those coveted spots for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Without much guarantee, he’s just relishing this opportunity to rock the Philippine threads and train with some of the best players in the country.“Just to be able to see these guys, to be able to practice with these guys, and to be able take in whatever information I can from them is already big for me. Hopefully in the future, I can apply it to my game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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

Rain helps Campbell top her first Ironman 70.3 race in PH

first_imgLATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A pair of Italian triathletes in Giovanni Bella and Giulio Vanni were second and third, respectively in the age group men.Claire Walton of Great Britain (30-34) finished four minutes and 34 seconds after Campbell while Inge Prasetyo (35-39) of Indonesia was the third fastest female to finish in the age group.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The rain was really nice. It definitely cooled things down,” Campbell told INQUIRER.net shortly after crossing the finish line at Remy Field here. “It was a really tough course, beautiful and really solid.”“The heat was definitely the biggest challenge. It really got hot towards the end of the ride.”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 crownCampbell became the first female finisher after topping the 25-29 age group women in five hours, 10 minutes and 48 seconds.Meanwhile, Andy Wibowo of Indonesia finished first overall in the Ironman 70.3 age group men, clocking four hours, 39 minutes and 39 seconds. Wibowo competed in the 35-39 age category. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Brittany Campbell. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSUBIC — The rain poured and it was just what Australian triathlete Brittany Campbell needed to fight off the unbearable heat and push through her first Ironman 70. 3 race in the Philippines.And it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be Campbell’s last here after having a triumphant first try.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Kelly knows he can play better after ‘okay’ debut for Magnolia MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3—again

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES 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 They did not have a super regular season. They are a Superteam, without question.To win any NBA Finals game, on the road, when LeBron James has a triple-double, when they trailed most of the night, when the deficit was as many as 13 early, when Curry and Thompson shot a combined 7 for 27 … only a Superteam can pull that off.“It’s almost like playing the Patriots,” Cleveland superstar LeBron James said Wednesday night. “You can’t have mistakes. They’re not going to beat themselves. You know, so when you’re able to either force a miscue on them, you have to be able to capitalize and you have to be so in tuned and razor sharp and focused every single possession. You can’t have miscommunication, you can’t have flaws … because they’re going to make you pay.”James had a triple-double. He’s three rebounds shy of averaging one in this series. He even had the highlight play of the series, a shot (which was really a pass) off the backboard to himself that he rebounded and viciously dunked. And he’s still down 3-0.He’s not conceding. But he is clearly tipping his cap to the Warriors, his nemesis in each of the last four Junes and a team that’s one win shy of beating him in three of those series.“That’s what championship teams do,” James said. “That’s what championship players do. They rise to the occasion, and that’s what Golden State has done the last four years.”Durant has made quite a career out of rising to the occasion.He was amused earlier in this series by a question that suggested the defining moment of his career was the 3-pointer in Game 3 last season. (“You know, I had a pretty solid career before I hit that shot, I felt,” Durant said.) He will be equally amused when he gets asked if the shot he made Wednesday will also be a defining moment. He’s been an MVP, a Finals MVP, an Olympic gold medalist already.This is just what’s next.“I was definitely excited,” said Durant, who tends to try and keep emotions to himself. “It’s hard to make shots at this level in the NBA and I understand that. But at the same time I knew the game wasn’t over.” Durant’s 33-footer was the final act in his 43-point night, and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the finals on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the title series for the second straight season. A year ago, his shot from a bit closer — 26 feet, officially — put the Warriors ahead to stay in what became a five-point win. This time, the longer one put Golden State up by six and sent fans starting to head toward the exits.“Different game, different season, different feel,” Durant shrugged afterward, knowing full well how similar it was to the one he hit last season and knowing what it means right now. “Just a different vibe around the team.”No, it isn’t.That team had a championship vibe. Soon, maybe Friday, maybe not until Monday, this team will have the same.This was why the Warriors needed Durant, and this is why Durant needed the Warriors. He was an elite player before he went to Golden State. He’s now about to be a two-time champion because he went to Golden State. And it’s a reminder to the rest of the NBA that when the free-agency shopping kiosks open on July 1, this is the team to be chasing.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Punk set for UFC 225 in wake of fight of his life in court Left wing pull-up, yes.Back in Cleveland, yes.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 crownFinal minute again, yes.But this one was deeper than his dagger was a year ago — and it cut deeper as well. And on a night where Stephen Curry couldn’t shoot and Klay Thompson wasn’t much better, Durant put the Golden State Warriors on his slender shoulders and carried them to the brink of becoming back-to-back NBA champions for the first time. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It may as well have been. Cleveland got within four on the next possession after Durant’s dagger, but never any closer.“They have a number of guys that can bail their team out on any play, any game, any possession,” Cleveland’s Kevin Love said. “And he’s been that for them a number of times. Defenses try to plan for him, but when you’re 6-11, 7-feet and you’re shooting a lazy pullup on the left wing from 27 feet that’s pretty tough to guard.”For the record, Durant made every effort to defer the credit Wednesday night. He didn’t think his shot was the biggest of the game. He thought Curry’s lone 3-pointer in 10 tries — one that put the Warriors up by four with 2:38 remaining — carried more weight, and he might have been right.But Durant finished it off. The game. The season. The title, basically.“You know, we’ve got a lot of depth,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can play, and they’re all chipping in. But we should probably go back to Kevin Durant, shouldn’t we? That was amazing what he did.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant celebrates with teammates after Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 110-102 to take a 3-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant.Game 3 of the NBA Finals again, yes.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Austria says Beermen will show clips of ‘missed calls and non-calls’ in Game 5 to PBA

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio 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 Thompson saves day as Ginebra outlasts San Miguel to close in on PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria pertained to the out of bounds call that went against Arwind Santos when he battled with Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson for possession with 53.8 seconds left in the game.Thompson was already stepping out of bounds while Santos was clearly inbounds after rebounding June Mar Fajardo’s missed free throw.Before Santos got called with the turnover, though, there were also a couple of non-calls on Ginebra center Greg Slaughter, who appeared to have made contact with Renaldo Balkman’s arms while the SMB import attempted a shot in the paint.Balkman, who felt that there should’ve been a foul called on Slaughter, muttered some expletives during a dead ball situation.“That’s the judgment of the referee and we’ll try our best to let them [PBA] know what happened,” said Austria, whose team trails, 3-2, in the series.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The last, and probably the most backbreaking one for San Miguel, was Justin Brownlee’s supposed travelling violation before he made the assist to Thompson’s jumper that put Ginebra up, 84-83, with 36 seconds left in the game.Brownlee drove down the lane and made a spin move but got caught in the triple team of Balkman, Fajardo, and Santos and appeared to have shuffled his feet that could’ve merited a travelling violation but no whistle was blown.“The referees’ decisions will always be followed,” said Austria. “It was beyond our control.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Gin Kings took the 87-83 Game 5 win in the first game of the series where it was decided by less than 25 points, but the score line didn’t mean the game itself was free from a little controversy.There were three instances where there were questionable calls and non-calls in the final minute and all were in favor of the Gin Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’San Miguel head coach Leo Austria was aware of the incidents and he said that his team will send video clips to the PBA regarding those episodes.“Usually, what we do is show the PBA office the missed calls and non-calls that should be reviewed like those out of bounds calls and travelling calls,” said Austria in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. View comments After four straight blowouts, the finals series between San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finally went down the wire.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PH long jump queen Sunang bows out in likely last Asian Games run

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 Philippines Marestella Sunang competes in the final of the women’s long jump athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMarestella Torres Sunang settled for a ninth-place finish in what could be her last Asian Games performance Monday night at Gelora Bung Karko Main Stadium in Jakarta.The Philippines’ longtime long jump queen forced her 37-year-old legs to a 6.15-meter distance which was only good for ninth place in the 11-woman final of the event.ADVERTISEMENT Son helps South Korea reach Asian Games semis after late penalty Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins All her rivals were at least nine years her junior or younger.Vietnam’s Thiu Thu Tao Bui, 26, won the old with a leap of 6.55m, India’s Neena Varakil, 28, took the silver with 6.51, while China’s Xu Xiaoling, also 26, settled for the bronze with 6.50m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more