Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension John Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Tupas won to pocket the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLLight heavyweight John Marvin also triumphed for the Philippines earning a stoppage victory to win the gold against Malaysian Adli Hapidz Bin Mohd Fauzi.The ring official stopped the action just 21 seconds into the fight with Marvin dominating the hometown bet on all angles.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 shutoutMario Fernandez, meanwhile, settled for the silver in the bantamweight division after Chatchai Butdee of Indonesia bagged the gold.  UFC: Rival Cormier responds to Jones’ failed drug test LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next MOST READ PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (Blue) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand (Red) in the finals of the men’s middleweight class of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Marcial prevailed to claim the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLEumir Marcial pounded Thai Pathomsak Kuttiya for his second straight gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, this time in the middleweight division in the Kuala Lumpur Games Thursday.Now fighting as a middleweight, Marcial was also the top boxer in the welterweight division in the 2015 Singapore Games.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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FEU prepared to play PVL Finals game 2 sans Pons

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Armed with more experience, Amer expected to lead Meralco in Finals Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBernadeth Pons has missed five of her team’s last six games but somehow, Far Eastern University still went on to make it to the championship round of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Minus Pons, FEU fell short in the finals opener but not after going toe-to-toe against an undefeated National University side, bannered by the towering Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Santiago imposed her will and finished with a game-high 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces.The Lady Bulldogs took Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24.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 shutoutThe Lady Tamaraws are likely to be without their team captain in Pons and another key player in Kyla Atienza in Game 2.The last time Pons showed up, she led FEU over Adamson in the semis decider on Saturday with 15 points. Still, FEU coach George Pascua said his team will be ready to play on Saturday regardless.“We’re prepared to play again without them,” said Pascua. “We’ve been able to perform during games that she (Pons) wasn’t there.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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Go, Nieto power Eagles to Finals

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Then Matt Nieto swooped in and completed the mission.The result? Another dose of the country’s fiercest basketball rivalry on college hoops’ grandest stage.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 shutoutGo rescued Ateneo’s season with a clutch triple that forced overtime before Nieto racked up five straight crucial points that provided the needed buffer in an 88-84 victory over a hard-fighting Far Eastern University Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena that gave the Blue Eagles the last UAAP Finals berth.The Eagles, who entered the Final Four as the No. 1 seed, will face defending champion and No. 2 seed La Salle in an expectedly mammoth best-of-three tussle for the crown. 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After waiting for almost two weeks to get redemption, Ateneo center Isaac Go came through with the biggest shot of his career to buy the Blue Eagles an extra five minutes to get the job done.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “I couldn’t allow our season to end like this,” said Nieto, after blowing a defensive cover that allowed Jasper Parker to give FEU a one-point lead late in the game. “We’ve been through so much, we worked so hard, we didn’t want our season to end.”And boy did the Eagles come close to their season’s end.Racking up 13 straight wins in the elimination round, Ateneo missed out on an outright Finals berth after Go bungled a point-black shot against La Salle in the stretch that could have sealed an elimination-round sweep.The 6-foot-8 center endured long nights of scrutiny and doubt after that shot. He completely redeemed himself with a basket much farther and with much more at stake.“For the three, I just have to thank Coach Tab (Baldwin) because he believed in me,” said Go, who finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa But the FEU run exposed the Eagles’ vulnerabilities anew in the same way the Tamaraws toyed with them in an 80-67 win last Sunday that sent their Final Four matchup to a deciding game.The Eagles dug deep heading into crunchtime, slowly clawing their way back into the contest, behind Thirdy Ravena and Mike Nieto, before Go’s big triple bailed them out to force the first overtime game of the season.“We were ready to play a close game, and that’s what happened,” said Arespacochaga. “Of course, credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focused and stuck to the game plan. There were ups and downs but what a great game, and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game and we’re happy they got to experience that.” “He had more confidence in me than I had in myself. After the game, all I could say was thank you. His belief in me and my teammates and the coaching staff helped me make that shot.”Faced with a three-point deficit and the stunning prospect of an upset at the hands of the fourth-seeded Tamaraws, Go took a feed from Nieto and fired his triple over Richard Escoto to tie the game at 75 with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.And it wasn’t lost on the Ateneo bench just how huge that shot was, especially after Parker put FEU up by three with a pair of free throws.“That seemed like a lost game, but the players really stayed focused,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.After Arvin Tolentino bungled FEU’s final play in regulation—the ball slipped from his hands as he tried a drive-and-pull-up move against Go—the former Xavier star had one more key play left for Ateneo.Nieto put Ateneo up by five in overtime after swishing in a running jumper and a clutch three from the top of the key. Escoto trimmed the deficit to three, 85-82, with a mid-range jumper.Ateneo missed its next attempt, but Go collected the offensive rebound, fell to the ground, and banked in a short stab with a knee on the floor to seal the win.“The last shot, when I got the ball, I just put it up because it might get loose,” said Go. “What’s the worst that could happen [if I missed it]?”Looking sharper than the team that finished the elimination round with just seven wins, the Tamaraws stayed in the coattails of the Eagles, before unleashing an 18-5 blitz starting late in the third period to take a 65-59 advantage on Prince Orizu’s lay-up.Parker was a handful for the Eagles with the fleet-footed playmaker finishing with 19 points only to leave the game briefly in overtime due to cramps. View commentslast_img read more

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NCAA volleyball: Arellano thinks fatigue big factor in San Beda’s surprise collapse

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I think fatigue played a big factor in today’s game,” said Javier in Filipino. “They played a couple of five-set games and all were tight. And I also think that we had a better preparation than them.”And if fatigue can’t be reflected on the stat sheets, there were a couple of areas that Arellano had San Beda’s number.San Beda awarded 31 free points to Arellano due to errors, and the Lady Red Spikers’ top scorers, Cesca Raqraquin and Nieza Viray, didn’t even muster at least half of their usual production.Raqraquin, who averages 17.5 points, and Viray, 15.5 points, put up just six points apiece to lead the 6-1 Lady Red Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Both head coach Obet Javier and Jovielyn Prado said fatigue might have been the determining factor in their quick win.“We we’re surprised because we know they are fully capable of defeating teams in straight sets,” said Prado in Filipino. “Maybe fatigue eventually caught up to them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOf the Lady Red Spikers’ six games, three have been decided on five sets and their last two games both went the full five.San Beda played catch-up with Lyceum on Wednesday, 22-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-7, and went back-and-forth wil Colegio de San Juan de Letran on Monday, 17-25, 235-15, 25-16, 27-29, 15-12. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt could’ve been a preview of the finals in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, but it turned out into a be a stroll for Arellano University.The defending champion took the easy route in its three-set sweep of San Beda, 25-17, 25-10, 25-17, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre and the team’s two most influential figures had an idea why the Lady Red Spikers folded so easily.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Assistance, prayers needed as Lariba’s leukemia returns Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

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Warriors rout Spurs to give Kerr 250th win

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of All-Stars.Klay Thompson scored 25 points, 10 coming in the third quarter to help Golden State pull away, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 17 points and eight assists in Kerr’s milestone night.“It’s been an amazing 3 ½ years and hopefully more to come,” Curry said. “… It’s a lot about him setting the identity and the culture around our team and just being a great people guy. There’s probably a better term for that. He just knows how to relate to each and every one of us players and his coaching staff and you’re building that ultimate trust throughout the organization.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pelicans blow 28-point lead, top Nets in 2 OTs Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gestures on the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time.Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player.ADVERTISEMENT Popovich stopped by the Warriors coaches’ office to see longtime pal Kerr, whose son Nick is now on the San Antonio staff as video coordinator.“He calls my son a spy. He said my son could be working for Putin,” Kerr said. “It’s that kind of conversation when we get together.”Joked Popovich: “He wasn’t at practice yesterday. He did whatever we did to prepare for Golden State, whatever that might be, so I told the guys to make sure, before we left the gym to get Nick Kerr’s cellphone so he couldn’t text it to Steve Kerr. He works for them but I don’t trust him a lick. I know he’s calling his dad.”UP NEXTSpurs: At Utah on Monday.Warriors: Host Suns on Monday looking for a 12th straight win in the series and also 12th in a row at home.center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Kerr reached 250 wins in 302 games to top Jackson, who made the mark in 346 games.“He had Michael Jordan for God sake, so I don’t know what Phil’s problem was,” Kerr cracked.Yet Kerr, the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year, received 39 victories during a leave of absence following complications from back surgery at the start of the 2015-16 season, when then-top assistant and current Lakers coach Walton coached Golden State.Draymond Green had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in another well-rounded outing — and his first technical-free game in the last three. Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points on his 34th birthday and Kevin Durant was limited to a season-low 10 points in a rare cold night from the floor at 3 of 9, but had six rebounds and dished out six assists.LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyle Anderson led San Antonio with 20 points apiece, while Manu Ginobili had 13 points and six assists off the bench for the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Thompson had a quick five-point burst midway through the third.Curry provided a brief scare when he grimaced after appearing to get a foot tangled with Danny Green before a break at the 8:45 mark of the third. He was examined by athletic trainer Chelsea Lane and stayed in the game.“I’m fine … my ankle but I’m fine,” Curry said with a grin.This was a rough one for San Antonio after one of its best games earlier in the week.The Spurs lost for the third time in four games after putting up a 129-81 blowout at Phoenix on Wednesday night — San Antonio’s third-largest margin of victory.Draymond Green’s 3-pointer gave Golden State a 58-55 edge at the break. Then the Warriors took off.David West made all six of his shots for 13 points for Golden State off the bench facing his former Spurs team.“They’re the best team in the world,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, “so there’s lots of things to be impressed by.”TIP-INSSpurs: Patty Mills earned the start back in the Bay Area where he starred for mid-major power Saint Mary’s College. … Mills shot 1 for 5 from deep as the Spurs were just 5 of 27 from 3-point range.Warriors: Kerr joined three other Warriors coaches with 250 or more victories: Al Attles (557), Don Nelson (422) and Edward Gottlieb (263). … Green stood pat at 14 technicals after getting three in his previous two games. … With his 615th regular-season game played, Curry moved past Purvis Short into sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list. … Golden State brought G Patrick McCaw back from a one-game appearance in the G League, though Kerr said he might return Sunday to rejoin the Santa Cruz Warriors. McCaw had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes of his first G League game this season.OLD PALSlast_img read more

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NBA: Coach Kerr still uncertain about return for finals

first_imgSouth Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution AWCC: Rebisco PSL-Manila yields to Hisamitsu Springs Last year’s NBA Coach of the Year exited the post-season picture last month, after undergoing a spinal leak surgery.But despite the team’s long lay off—as they are currently awaiting the winner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics series—Kerr remains uncertain if he will be able to coach the team, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“Just day by day,” he told the news outlet, when asked about his status for the team’s final series.Since his hiatus from the team during their round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, assistant coach Mike Brown has taken over the reigns in Golden State. LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The Golden State Warriors have dominated the 2017 NBA playoffs so far, going undefeated in their first 12 games.Even more impressive, the team has been doing it without the aid of their sideline head honcho, Steve Kerr, for much of the post season.ADVERTISEMENT Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicanscenter_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The newly-crowned Western Conference champions, meanwhile, are not totally new to the idea, as Kerr also sat out the first 43 games of last season due to a back injury, and was aided by then assistant coach, Luke Walton. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full healthADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why View comments SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in pololast_img read more

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James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken READ: ‘He’s human’: Cavs coach defends LeBron after ‘weird’ loss Cleveland got off to a fast start and built a 41-33 lead on a dunk by James early in the second quarter. Durant appeared to commit his third foul on the play, but the officials let it go and the game quickly turned.The Warriors responded with a 28-4 run for a lead they never gave up after that. The Cavs offense stagnated during that stretch as Cleveland missed 9 of 11 shots from the field, turned the ball over three times and had two missed free throws from Kevin Love.“You can’t turn the basketball over, you can’t take bad shots because you don’t have floor balance,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “They’re so fast, they get out in transition. It’s tough to get back and get matched, especially with their speed.”READ: LeBron says he’d want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammatesThe game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State’s David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away. Thompson and Smith confronted West and all three of those players received technical fouls.James hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Cavs didn’t go away, cutting a 17-point deficit to three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter with help from Smith’s 25 points.But unlike last year’s comeback when they took advantage of Harrison Barnes’ offensive struggles, Durant answered every charge during a 39-point night and Cleveland will need to find new answers if these teams meet in a fourth straight Finals next season.“Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team,” James said. “They’re assembled as good as you can assemble, and I played against some really, really good teams that was assembled perfectly, and they’re right up there.” 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs7.3K viewsNewsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken OAKLAND, California — As confetti fell on the court, LeBron James gave Kevin Durant a long embrace and congratulatory words before walking off the court with his head held high despite a fifth career NBA Finals loss.After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Cavs managed to stave off elimination once in this series with a 137-116 win in Game 4 at home but couldn’t pull off another improbable comeback this year.LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPREAD: LeBron sets record for most triples-doubles in NBA Finals“We were able to get them last year, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen,” James said. “They did a great job, their front office and their players, by doing that recruiting, the things that they did in the summertime, and obviously it paid dividends.”James had a spectacular series, averaging 33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists but it wasn’t enough. When it was over, James went straight to congratulate Durant, who got revenge for losing the title with Oklahoma City to James’ Miami Heat five years ago.“Some people would say that he’s on the toe of — like he’s on the line of greatness,” Irving said. “But that guy is way over. Man, he’s freaking awesome.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Cignal back on winning track with rout of AMA Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I have no reason to put my head down,” James said. “I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn’t have done or what I could have done better for the team. I left everything I had out on the floor every single game for five games in this Finals, and you come up short.”READ: LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighterFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Kyrie Irving added 26 points but the Cavs never could dig out of a hole created by a second-quarter barrage and ended their season with a 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.Cleveland has now lost two of the three showdowns in this Finals trilogy. Their one title came last year when the Cavs became the first NBA team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to deliver the city its first major championship since 1964. 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Filipinos split 3×3 opening matches

first_imgThe Philippines overcame a tough Romania side, 21-15, but bowed to host France, 11-21, at the start of its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Nantes, France.Seeded 18th, the Filipinos rallied past Romania in the last two minutes with a 9-2 finish behind Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Tennis team makes KL list MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Ravena, the two-time UAAP MVP out of Ateneo, put the Philippines on top, 15-13, before pushing the lead to four, 17-13, with 1:06 left.The 6-foot-6 Paras sealed the victory, scoring the last four points of the match, including two free throws with 29 seconds to spare.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJR Quiñahan and Jeron Teng had their moments early in the game, before Paras and Ravena used their quickness and athleticism to counter Romania’s size advantage.The Filipinos, though, fell short hours later as French big man Charles Bronchard and speedy guard Dominique Gentil powered France to an early edge, 16-8, before Charly Pontens sealed the dominant win. France leads Pool B with a 2-0 record.Paras later earned Player of the Day honors. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NET Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Reyes welcomes help for Gilas from players like Teng

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Aside from the initial list of players he announced earlier in the month, Ray Parks and Jeron Teng have signified their intentions to be a part of the pool.Parks was able to participate when Gilas resumed its trainings on July 20, earning him a spot in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games crew.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeng, on the other hand, came too little too late after his stint with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. By that time, Reyes had already submitted his shortlist for the 2017 Jones Cup and SEA Games squads.“Even before this final 12, there was already an accreditation list of 24 or 30 that was asked a month or so already. If you’re not part of that, you can’t get in,” he said. “It’s going to be difficult for Jeron to make it, and thats what I told him when he asked if he could join the practices. I said that there’s really no assurance if he can make any line up simply because it’s too late.” View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “We want to include as many players as possible who we feel are going to help the team,” he said. “I know at the very start that only those who are in the PBA can make the pool, but that was before we found out the kind of schedule and the other conditions from the other teams, so we have to make changes that is very adaptable.”“Again, nobody is a lock, not even the veterans, so it’s not like they’re being singled out, but everyone else has to earn their spots. You have to fight your slot.” Though the chances are bleak, the La Salle stud still appeared on Tuesday at Meralco Gym, but was limited to an observer from the sidelines as he battled a case of flu.Teng plans to join the team practices on Friday and extend a helping hand to the SEA Games-bound crew.“I’ll go there tomorrow,” he said in a short text message.Reyes lauded Teng’s efforts, saying that guys like him “are more than welcome to attend practice.”He also noted that players expressing their commitment to the national team, like what Teng did, could only be beneficial moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT CEU strings third straight win, fends off AMA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes expressed his elation over the deluge of players who want to be part of the national team.“I think it’s testament to the culture that we’ve built, where players are now wanting to be part of the pool. Not too long ago, players were finding excuses not to be in the pool. Now it’s the opposite. We’ve built a culture here where people want to come in,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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10 ways to sex up your summer

first_imgDon’t let the heat play havoc with your love life. These tipsensure you and your man sizzle through these sultry summer months.Dress DownSince the winter chill had you all covered up, this isn’t something you’ve managed to do for a while. Make the most of thewarm weather and turn on the heat. Invite your man home for a quicklunch on a weekday and greet him at the door with a pair of teensy hotpants and a bikini top. Cosmo guarantee: he’ll play hooky from work theentire afternoon.Go naturalPlan a naked date. Callhim over to yours for a day of in-the-buff bliss. Do every single thingyou usually do, but sans clothing-catch the latest action flick on DVD,cook an interesting meal together, make each other yummy cocktails. Allthe routine stuff will suddenly seem super-new. Bonus: you get to checkout his awesome abs all day!Challenge himEver feltlike your relationship’s hit a plateau? That the two of you have spentso much time together, there are just no surprises left? We’ve got theperfect recipe for a pick-me-up- cook him his fave dinner and let thedessert be on you, literally. Ask him to eat an exotic flavour off yourbody before it can melt. Trust us, this is one challenge he won’t beable to resist. Lie back and enjoy the attention that follows. It’sgoing to be a reaallly long night for the two of you.TurnTeacherThis one’s perfect for the single ladies on the lookoutfor a lad and for the coupled-up chicas-go for a swim together. It’d the most obvious together thing to do this season, but very few actuallyindulge in it. This is your chance to show your moves and teach eitherthe hottie next door or your loving BF some swinging moves underwater.Beach it outPlanning a beach holiday could be a great way to up thesexiness quotient this summer. Just hanging around on the sand, guzzling beer, digging into lobsters, and catching up on old memories-the firstdate, the first fight-can help pep up the EQ of the relationship. Onceyou’re mentally refreshed, some XXX-rated sex is sure to follow, right?Sneak it on!The next time you’re both out at a friend’s place fordinner, grab him, sneak out onto the terrace and have a hot ‘n heavymakeout sesh in the heat. Remember to run a comb through your hair whenyou get back in. You’ll have a make-up-free glow all evening while he’ll be planning how to ravish you completely at night.Move yourbody babyUse the heat, dust, and sweat as an excuse to tease his senses. Do a striptease for him when he’s least expecting it-in themiddle of the most exciting overs of a cricket match. It’s a great wayto find out what he likes more, the sport or sporting with you.Just chillChoose a relaxed Sunday afternoon to dip yourselves in atub together and take a long leisurely bath. Play some soft music, pour a glass of chilled white wine, and whisper sweet nothings into his ears.Cuddle up and watch an erotic classic like Lolita.MassagemagicBook yourselves into a spa session-with a twist. Opt for asingle massage room and an exotic massage that involves the two of you.The combination of professional hands working on you, the sight of eachother with next to nothing on, and the luxe surroundings will instantlyfuel your desire. And once the actual massage is over, the mildlyvoyeuristic undertones of the session will spark off awesome chemistry.Wild funIf you and your man are the adventurous type, summer’s thetime to set off to a lesser known place in the hills. Trek through adeserted stretch and, in the middle of it, take a break and make somewild (pun intended) love in the great outdoors. Though you could stilltrek in the winter months, it might just be impossible to shed thosewoollens with temperatures hitting single digits. Try the tricks you’vepicked up from Cosmo and bring on your wild side, ‘coz there’s no better place to be completely uninhibited, than amidst the birds and the bees! This one is definitely a summer must-do!advertisementlast_img read more

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