Powell eyeing Test cricket

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC : Big-hitting all-rounder Rovman Powell is hoping to avoid being pigeon-holed as a limited overs specialist, and make a successful transition to the game’s longest form.So far, the 23-year-old has managed only to showcase his skills in the game’s shortestformat, where he has proved a revelation but believes he possesses the skills to also play Tests.”I’m a lover of cricket and certainly always wanted to play Test cricket for West Indies growing up,” the Jamaican said.”So far, I’ve been selected in the limited overs formats, so I hope to use it as a stepping stone to eventually playing Tests and, of course, help the team achieve the World Cup qualification objective.”Powell is part of the 13-man squad selected to face touring England in three One-Day Internationals starting here today.He is one of the rookies in the squad, having made his international debut in the Tri-Nation Series in Zimbabwe last November, but was also part of the squad for the precedinglimited overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) .useful experiencePowell said though he did not break into the team in the UAE, the experience of being in the senior ranks had been useful one.”As a young player, experiencing what it’s like to be around the senior West Indies team was an eye-opener,” he explained.”We have a lot of talented youngsters, and if we can grow together, I believe we all have great futures ahead of us for the West Indies team.”Powell, a powerful lower order right-hander and a steady seamer, has played only four ODIs and is one of several young players in the squad along with the likes of Shai Hope, Jason Mohammed, Evin Lewis and Alzarri Joseph, all of whom have had limited tastes of internationalcompetition.But even without the presence of senior cricketers around, Powell believes he can still flourish and continue developing.last_img read more

Santos sink Barbican on penalties

first_imgSantos FC booked their spot in the Magnum/KSAFA Super League final with a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Barbican FC at the Constant Spring Field on Saturday night.It was a close game throughout and ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time, as both teams missed many easy chances at goal.Jodaine Redwood missed in sudden death for Miguel Coley’s Barbican, before Clive Jarrett converted the winning kick for the Carlton Dennis coached Santos.Santos will now meet Cavalier SC in the final.last_img read more

Cray not concerned with tight schedule ahead

first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Fil-American Zion Nelson Corrales will take up the cudgels for the Philippines in the women’s century dash as last SEAG champ Kayla Richardson decided to skip the event to focus on the 200m and hurdles.Aries Toledo will also take the spotlight when he competes in men’s decathlon, while Rosie Vilarito and Evalyn Palabrica see action in women’s javelin throw.The country won five golds two years ago and is eyeing seven this time, with one already chalked up by marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal.ADVERTISEMENT (From L) USA’s Kerron Clement, Philippines’ Eric Cray and Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru Tumuti compete in the Men’s 400m Hurdles Semifinal during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTEKUALA LUMPUR — Eric Cray, the face of Philippine athletics, will need even stronger legs for Tuesday’s “killer schedule.”The Philippine-born, Texas USA-based Cray will vie in the heats of 100-meter dash at 3:30 p.m. and 400m hurdles at 4:30 p.m. He won both events two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her If successful, the 400m hurdles and century dash finals will be at 8:20 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., respectively.But the 28-year-old Cray doesn’t mind the tight schedule.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’He said he will “just go out there and run” as the SEA Games’ centrepiece sport goes full blast at 85,000-seater Bukit Jalil National Stadium.Joining Cray in the century dash heats is three-time US NCAA sprints champ Anfernee Lopena. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Bolick: ‘I love playing against Perpetual’

first_imgThe Altas also kept San Beda’s offense in check, limiting them to a 26-percent clip, a stark contrast to the Red Lions’ average of 42.1 percent. They also held the foes to just 11 assists, far from San Beda’s average of 17 per outing.Bolick took responsibility for the Red Lions’ dismal performance.“Ever since, my role here is to get my teammates involved, and I didn’t do that today. I was looking for my shots, forcing my shots, and it’s my fault. I should get my teammates involved.”The senior guard, though, said that San Beda should charge this to experience as it looks to come out better in its next game against EAC on Friday.“We should be better. We should understand that (Perpetual is) a good defensive team, and we should execute,” he said. “But again, I’m happy for us. We’ll take this one and we will improve as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the second time this season, Perpetual gave San Beda all it could handle as the game was once again won on the defensive end.Bolick said that games like these bring out the best in him, especially with the way the Altas have defended the Red Lions.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“They’re a good defensive team. They force you to play one-on-one and that’s not our game. That’s why they’re a good defensive team because of that. I thought it would be a walk in the park because they’re already out, but they still came out to play,” he said.Bolick finished with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists in the win, but was forced to shoot 5-of-18 from the field. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGames may always end up down to the wire, but Robert Bolick admitted that he relishes San Beda’s battles against Perpetual.“I love playing against Perpetual,” he said after the Red Lions’ 55-50 grindout win over the Altas on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Korean peers come to Lariba’s aid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Less time, fewer timeouts among adjustments for NBA coaches

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NBA Coach of the Year, Mike D’Antoni of the Houston Rockets speaks on stage during the 2017 NBA Awards Live On TNT on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for TNT /AFPNEW YORK—Mike D’Antoni ran an offensive system known as seven seconds or less, so he likes things fast.Good thing, because NBA coaches find things come at them more quickly this season.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson World Cup failure prompts calls for US soccer ‘revolution’ 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “So instead of showing 10 clips at halftime, you might only be able to show two or three,” D’Antoni said.Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, said the goal wasn’t to shorten the length of games, which run about 2 hours, 15 minutes. He said the league wanted the games to have a better flow, and worked with the coaches and Competition Committee, which includes some coaches, during the summer on the changes.Spruell said coaches were fine with the removal of the under-9 minute timeouts in the second and fourth quarters, feeling they came too soon after the quarters started. There will now be two mandatory timeouts in each quarter, at the under-7 and under-3 minute marks.Even at the end of games, coaches acknowledged there were too many stoppages.“As a head coach you always want more timeouts. You want to have that flexibility at the end of the game to be able to help your team,” Miami’s Erik Spoelstra said. “But when I’m watching games, I want there to be less. I do. I want there to be less timeouts and for the games to go a little bit quicker, particularly at the end. You want to just see the action.”All timeouts will now be 75 seconds. Full timeouts were formerly 90 seconds.“Before you have the little pow-wow for a long timeout, the coaches try to get reacquainted and figure out where you’re going to eat dinner,” D’Antoni joked. “But now you’ve got to go in and actually coach.”Spruell said the league didn’t get a lot of pushback from coaches on the suggested changes, even coming around on the resting rules.“I’m just happy Adam Silver gave us some good guidelines to follow when it comes to that so we don’t feel like we’re cheating our fans,” Memphis coach David Fizdale said. “That was one good thing that came out of the coaches’ meetings, Adam Silver’s leadership on that.”Player health was one reason for the shorter preseason. By adding the extra week to the regular season, the league reduced back-to-back games and has no teams playing four in five nights for the first time. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours They are losing time and timeouts, with fewer days to prepare before the regular season and fewer chances to talk things over during games.Throw in new rules legislating how they can rest players, and there are plenty of adjustments even for veteran coaches.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 think it’s good,” said D’Antoni, the NBA coach of the year with Houston last year. “Take stuff out of coaches’ hands, because we just screw it up anyway. So it’s better for the players.”Among the changes: Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said the shorter preseason wouldn’t matter to most teams, since they usually run a similar system from year to year unless there was a coaching change, and there were none.His team is different. The Knicks are largely scrapping the triangle offense they ran when Phil Jackson was president and redefining roles with leading scorer Carmelo Anthony traded. They’ve had a number of nagging injuries and may not see some combinations play together until the games count.“It’s one of those years that maybe you wish there was eight exhibition games, but it is what it is and we just have to work,” Hornacek said.There’s also a change for general managers in the form of an earlier trade deadline.Previously the Thursday after the All-Star Game, now it’s the Thursday 10 days before it. Spruell said in discussions with GMs, they felt that would benefit the traded players, who would have the break to acclimate themselves to their new cities.So there’s plenty that’s new, but Spoelstra said they will all catch on.“Whenever there’s rules changes, regardless, players or coaches, you eventually adapt and we’ll do that as well,” he said. — Tuesday’s start is the NBA’s earliest since 1980. It’s a week earlier than normal, with the maximum number of preseason games cut from eight to six.— Timeouts are reduced from 18 to 14, with each team having seven. They will be limited to two during the last three minutes of games, instead of the previous rule that permitted three timeouts in the final two minutes.— Teams can be fined $100,000 or more for resting healthy players during national TV games, and are discouraged from resting multiple healthy players in the same game or sitting them in road games.— Halftime will be 15 minutes for all games — and the league plans to be diligent about starting the clock as soon as the first half ends. There previously was a minute or two longer for national TV games, and sometimes the clock wouldn’t start until all players had cleared the floor.That change caught the attention of D’Antoni, who noted that in some arenas there is a longer walk from the benches to the locker rooms.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Bellinger, Dodgers top Astros to tie World Series 2-2

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after hitting an RBI double during the ninth inning of Game 4 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — Cody Bellinger pulled into second base with his first World Series hit and said: “It’s a miracle!”With the Dodgers three innings from falling into a deep deficit, the rookie slugger sparked a late comeback that stopped the Houston Astros’ surge.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Houston had put a runner on in 14 consecutive innings before the 26-year-old lefty retired the side in order in the first.Morton was nearly as stingy, allowing three hits in 6 1/3 innings.Chris Taylor singled leading off the first but was thrown out on a delayed steal attempt that ended the inning, the first runner caught stealing by Houston catcher Brian McCann since June 18. That was part of a streak of 15 straight outs by Morton before he hit Barnes on the right forearm with a pitch leading off the sixth.Enrique Hernandez’s single put runners at the corners and Taylor hit a two-hopper to third that Bregman scooped on an in-between hop and threw home in plenty of time for McCann to tag Barnes, who tried to stop about 10 feet from the plate and fell. Bregman also threw out the Yankees’ Greg Bird at the plate in the fifth inning of Game 7 in the AL Championship Series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Hitless in 13 at-bats, Bellinger doubled and scored the tying run in the seventh inning, then doubled home the go-ahead run off struggling closer Ken Giles in a five-run ninth that lifted Los Angeles to a 6-2 win Saturday night and tied the Series at two games apiece.“Relief, for sure,” Bellinger said. “I think everyone knows I was struggling.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGeorge Springer put the Astros ahead with a two-out homer in the sixth, the first hit off Los Angeles starter Alex Wood. The crowd at Minute Maid Park, where the Astros had been 7-0 this postseason, was revved up in anticipation of the Astros having a chance to win the first title in their 56-season history on Sunday.Instead, the Series will go back to Los Angeles no matter what. Clayton Kershaw starts Game 5 for the Dodgers on Sunday night and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros in a rematch of the opener, when Kershaw pitched Los Angeles to a 3-1 win. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Bellinger, a 22-year-old bopper who set a National League rookie record with 39 home runs this season, struck out four times in Game 3 and once more in the fifth inning — his eighth whiff of the Series.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed faith Friday night in Bellinger and again Saturday afternoon.“He’s got that calmness about him,” Roberts said. “And when things speed up, he has a way of sort of resetting and not letting it spiral.”Bellinger doubled over left fielder Marwin Gonzalez, chasing starter Charlie Morton, and came home on Logan Forsythe’s two-out single off Will Harris.Giles entered to start the ninth and got into immediate trouble, allowing a leadoff single to Corey Seager and a walk to Justin Turner. Bellinger took a low slider, then lined a fastball at the letters to left-center. He raised a hand rounding first and clapped his hands half a dozen times in excitement after sliding into second.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Joe Musgrove relieved and allowed Austin Barnes’ sacrifice fly and Joc Pederson’s three-run homer, his second home run of the Series.“You like that! You like that!” Pederson yelled to teammates, a la Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, as he came back to dugout.Wood, Brandon Morrow, winner Tony Watson and Kenley Jansen combined on a two-hitter. Jansen allowed Alex Bregman’s two-out homer in the ninth, the 14th home run of the Series.Giles, the loser, was charged with three runs. He has an 11.75 postseason ERA, allowing runs in six of seven appearances.“When you’re a back-end reliever,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, “unless you’re extraordinarily dominant, you’re only talked about when you suffer, when you struggle. So for him, he can handle it mentally. He can handle it physically.”Springer put the Astros ahead when he drove a curveball, Wood’s 84th and final pitch, over the left-field scoreboard and into the Crawford Boxes. Wood dropped to a knee on the mound and watched the ball land in the seats and rebound onto the field.Houston was nine outs from winning for the 18th time in 20 home games since returning to Minute Maid Park after Hurricane Harvey, and from becoming the first major league team to start a postseason 8-0 at home.But the Dodgers tied the score in the seventh. Bellinger pointed skyward when reaching second standing up on his opposite-field hit. He clapped both hands above his head, said “It’s a miracle!” and pointed for the ball to be saved.Los Angeles had been 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position before Forsythe’s hit.Making only his second appearance since Sept. 26, Wood accomplished a feat that eluded Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Orel Hershiser and other Dodgers pitching greats. In the team’s 109th World Series game, Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher to hold an opponent hitless through five innings. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Pelicans too much for LeBron’s Cavalierslast_img read more

Serena ‘very likely’ to make comeback at Australian Open

first_imgMOST READ Serena Williams attends Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Glamour/AFPSerena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season’s opening Grand Slam “very likely”, organizers said Wednesday.Williams, 36, won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl in September. She has not played a competition since, raising questions over whether the 23-time Grand Slam winner would attempt to defend her title next month.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Tiley described the Australian Open, which will be held from January 15-28, as a “family-friendly event”.“We’ve had this before. Roger Federer travels with his four kids and we are a family-friendly event,” he said, referring to Williams and her baby.The winner of the 2018 tournament will walk away with Aus$4.0 million (US$3.0 million), up from Aus$3.7 million last year. The total tournament purse has risen 10 percent to Aus$55 million.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But tournament director Craig Tiley is optimistic she will return for a crack at her seventh Melbourne Park crown after marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month. “She’s got her visa, she’s entered, she’s practising and she’s probably just got to find a bit more space for a bigger entourage,” Melbourne’s Herald Sun quoted him as saying.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“There’s no question that she’ll be ready in our view and she wants to break a record that is Margaret Court’s. It would be a pretty significant accomplishment for her to be able to do that.”Australian Court has 24 major titles, making her the most successful player in Grand Slam history. 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Westbrook’s triple-double helps Thunder rally past Jazz Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Arum picks a new Manny Pacquiao

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? We call him the next Manny Pacquiao,” Arum told Steve Kim of BoxingScene.com.So far, there has been no reported communication between Arum and Pacquiao since last July.It could not be determined if Pacquiao is still under contract with Arum’s Top Rank, lead world promotional agency.Arum promoted Pacquiao’s last bout in Brisbane, where the Filipino boxing superhero lost his WBO welterweight crown after suffering a monumental upset against Australian Jeff Horn back on July 2.A rematch was transacted in Brisbane for Nov. 12 but Pacquiao pulled out.ADVERTISEMENT Horn is scheduled to make a first title defense against Englishman Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on Dec. 13.Ancajas made a third defense of his 122 lb title in Belfast last month by stopping Jamie Conlan in six rounds.Ancajas is the top fighter of the Manny Pacquiao Promotions.He had an audience with President Duterte in Malacañang on Wednesday, the same day Pacquiao, an army reservist, was promoted to the rank of full colonel in the Philippine Army.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours There was no mention of a possible opponent, but Pacquiao said there should be clearer details by January. He turns 39 on Dec. 17.It could be purely coincidental that Pacquiao had to clear the air on his career plans after veteran promoter Bob Arum said he had found a next Manny Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseArum specified the sensational Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 KOs), reigning IBF super flyweight champion.“He (Ancajas) is going to become a Top Rank fighter. We plan to put him in three or four fights a year. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Cotto’s career curtsy It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File PhotoManny Pacquiao has suddenly announced he’s not done with boxing yet and would be fighting again in the first half of 2018.“Siguro sa (Maybe in) April,” the fighting senator told boxing commentator Dyan Castillejo on Wednesday during the opening of a grilled chicken store in Quezon City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Petron, F2 duel one last time

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Petron’s coach Shaq delos Santos said they learned a painful lesson in Thursday’s Game 2, where they thew away a 2-1 set lead and a 9-0 edge in the fourth frame.“We absorbed those lessons and we’ll get better in Game 3,” Delos Santos said of the winner-take-all match set 4 p.m. on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Blaze Spikers, who underwent a massive rebuilding, would also be eyeing a second straight conference title after beating the Cargo Movers for the All-Filipino Conference crown.But with the way they clawed from a sure defeat in Game 2, F2 Logistics likewise showed how important the championship is to them. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix best-of-three championship has come to a head and the coaches of Petron and F2 Logistics said it all boils down to which team wants it more.For Petron, it’s the desire to win a fourth PSL title and be among the league’s super teams.ADVERTISEMENT “We kept it close and waited until we got the breaks,” said F2 coach Ramil de Jesus.Breaks, or how either of the clubs respond to them, will spell the difference.It is the first Grand Prix finals appearance for the Cargo Movers, who last tasted a championship more than a year ago when they won the 2016 AFC crown.Petron import Hillary Hurley will be nursing a hurting ankle sustained during Game 2’s second set.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Ceres, Global chase football history Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Lawyers head successor list

first_imgA day after Chito Narvasa stepped down as Philippine Basketball Association commissioner, the board is set to start a “formal search” for a successor, though the names of lawyers Charlie Cuna and former UAAP commissioner Rebo Saguisag have popped up as strong candidates.The league opened its 43rd Season on Sunday and for the first time in its history had no commissioner to run the league following the end of the impasse that had divided the 12-man board for close to two months.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao Amigos top Penang tournament 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Narvasa served the PBA for two years.Names of long-time league fixtures Tommy Manotoc, Andy Jao and Ricky Palou were also mentioned. Although they all have a wealth of experience, they are considered longshots as the board reportedly wants someone much younger.Cuna, who also dabbles in broadcasting by doing PBA games for television, was also in the short list of candidates to replace Chito Salud in 2015, when the headhunter Global Executive Solutions was contracted for the search.Saguisag is the first executive director of the UAAP, tasked to implement policies, support the board of trustees, supervise operations and spearhead special projects.He graduated from the Ateneo Law School and has a sports science degree from the University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Instead, the PBA board appointed long-time media bureau chief Willie Marcial as officer in charge, a post he would occupy for 30 days, according to league sources.New PBA chair Ricky Vargas of TNT KaTropa made the announcement on Sunday, saying the board “is strong than ever.”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“We have to start (doing) a formal search,” a board member, who requested anonymity as he is not authorized to talk about the matter, told the Inquirer on Monday night.“But some names coming out (strong) are Charlie Cuna and Rebo Saguisag.” Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer PLAY LIST 01:10Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin eagerly awaiting justice, says lawyer00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more