Red Lions, Bombers out to sustain surge

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Star import under close scrutiny WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “You cannot be overconfident against Mapua. They can play,” Meneses said. “If we don’t do things right, they’re going to beat us.”The Lions can stay within striking distance of the Pirates with a victory over the Chiefs who snapped their slide by trouncing St. Benilde, 87-81.The Chiefs’ win also marked the breakout game of rookie guard Levi Dela Cruz, who exploded for 24 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.“We have to be ready because they have players who can step up also,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.After losing to Lyceum early in the season, San Beda has quietly piled up five straight victories with Robert Bolick and Jayvee Mocon at the forefront of its relentless attack.ADVERTISEMENT The Heavy Bombers look to continue their surge as they take on the struggling Cardinals of Mapua at 2 p.m.After a sputtering start, the Bombers have racked up three straight victories, including a 70-60 triumph over San Sebastian last Thursday.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 shutout“If we’re playing to our potential, I don’t fear any team in the league,” JRU coach Vergel Meneses said of the Bombers, who are running third at 5-3. “It’s really up to the players if they’re willing to rise to the challenge.”The Bombers own the league’s stingiest defense, allowing just 62.8 points an outing. Still, Meneses said JRU can’t take Mapua lightly despite its 1-7 record. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next San Beda and Jose Rizal U seek to close out the first round on a positive note when they clash with separate rivals on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Running second behind Lyceum, the Red Lions go up against the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 4 p.m. in their first meeting since the finals last season won by San Beda via a two-game sweep.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Defending champion Warriors get on roll with strong defense

first_img“You can’t win without that,” Memphis center Marc Gasol said. “Even if you look at teams like Golden State, you see a team that obviously has a lot of firepower, their defense is really outstanding, how they all move together at the same time, how they all shift as a unit from one side to the other … Then they give you 125 points, too. But they really do play a lot of great defense.”Against the T-Wolves, Golden State blocked nine shots — its 11th time in 12 games with at least seven swats — three by reserve Omri Casspi and another two from Draymond Green, and didn’t allow a 20-point performance by Minnesota. Nick Young came off the bench to make a career-high four steals in 20-plus minutes.“It’s finally coming along. We’re starting to put it together,” Green said. “We’re taking more ownership in one-on-one defense. We’ve just locked in more on one-on-one defense and taking on the challenge.”Part of that, according to player development coach Chris DeMarco, is “being the aggressors, being active defensively and trusting that the guys around us will help if we get beat.”While a handful of turnovers led to easy baskets by Minnesota, for the most part the Warriors were disciplined in their defensive assignments. It has been that way for a stretch of games now.It didn’t hurt Golden State shot 65.9 percent after halftime in pulling away from the overmatched Timberwolves, who were on a roll with five straight wins before the stop in Oakland.“I think you learn a lot from playing against them because that’s what a championship team looks like. They play hard. They play together. You look at their willingness to sacrifice for each other and make plays,” T-Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They had 37 assists on 48 baskets. Their defense over the last five games has been back to what their defense is. That’s why they’ve been able to win the way they’ve won. I think their willingness to sacrifice and play for each other is what makes them great. They take good shots. They make the game easy for each other. When you do that, the results will be good.”___AP Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker contributed to this report. Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES LeBron ‘obviously’ interested in owning Cavs someday CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat drives on Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on November 6, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — Defense has been the theme from Day 1 for the Golden State Warriors, determined to do all the little things even better on both ends of the floor on the heels of their second NBA championship in three years.They’re blocking shots. Jumping into the passing lanes for timely steals. Getting hands in the faces of shooters.ADVERTISEMENT “I know if we focus on taking care of the basketball and playing solid defense, and focusing on that, and really, hopefully, regardless of how our offense is, we’ll be in a good position to win games,” Curry said.Golden State limited the Timberwolves to 41.3 percent from the floor and a dismal 5 of 24 on 3-pointers on the way to winning its fifth straight.“You saw how beautiful that was in the second half with 37 assists overall. It’s all about taking care of the ball and defending,” Kerr said. “The defense part I’m really pleased with. I think this is about our fifth straight really good defensive effort we have had so that’s a great sign.”He gave his team a day off Thursday before getting back to work Friday in preparation for Philadelphia.Other teams and opposing players notice the Warriors’ attention to detail on the defensive end, even if their high-flying offensive show is typically the focus of scouting reports and film sessions.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:57US Defense chief says alliance with Philippines remains strong01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa It wasn’t this way out of the gates this season, and coach Steve Kerr had some moments of frustration.Lately, he’s pleased with the progress and consistency.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 shutout“Defensively we’ve just had longer stretches of high intensity and high level of focus,” Stephen Curry said. “That’s allowed us to control the momentum of games and the flow of games.”The Warriors outscored Minnesota 44-26 in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s 125-101 win — and dominated without NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, who sat with a bruised left thigh but was expected to be fine by Saturday’s home game against the 76ers.last_img read more

Stallion holds off Global

first_img250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF “We have to go on,” said Global coach Marjo Allado. “We have to learn from our mistakes.”Global could have taken the lead in the 51st minute, but Sadia denied Mulders from the spot, after Sekou Sylla was fouled inside the area.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sasaki gave Global the lead with a tidy finish past Roland Sadia, after picking up a through ball from Pika Minegishi inside the box.But just like its match against Home United in the AFC Cup, where it conceded a late goal for a 2-2 draw, Global couldn’t finish off Stallion. Balot Doctora dispossessed Paul Mulders at midfield to spark a quick counterattack finished off by Nierras.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We didn’t deserve to lose the game, considering the way we fought for the whole match,” said the Stallion goalscorer.Global was left to rue a missed chance to pick up three points although the Cebu side stayed third with four points. Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder MOST READ View comments Mauricio stuns top guns in underbone, scooter races LATEST STORIES Matthew Nierras struck three minutes into stoppage time as Stallion Laguna picked up its first point in the Philippines Football League by salvaging a 1-1 draw with powerhouse Global Cebu on Saturday at Biñan Football Stadium.Nierras, the former La Salle standout and son of Stallion coach Ernie Nierras, canceled out Global midfielder Shu Sasaki’s 84th-minute goal as both clubs got a share of the spoils in the high-tempo clash.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img read more

French Open: One and done for home hope Tsonga

first_imgFrance’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clenches his fist after scoring a point against Argentina’s Renzo Olivo during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the first round at Roland Garros, going down to Argentina’s Renzo Olivo in four sets after just one game played Wednesday.World number 91 Olivo was one game away from victory when their match was halted due to darkness on Tuesday, but he broke the 12th seed immediately when play resumed to advance 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The 25-year-old is making his Roland Garros main draw debut and will meet Britain’s Kyle Edmund for a place in the last 32. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

Herndon focused on helping Wangs, not just getting numbers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It was just a slow start as a team. Everyone played slow in the second half and I’m not sure why,” said Herndon, who finished with 24 points in Wangs’ 107-96 defeat to Flying V on Tuesday.Despite the Couriers’ second straight defeat, it has been a respectable campaign through three games for the 24-year-old guard with an average of 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, Herndon himself admits that though he wants to make a good account of himself going to the 2017 PBA Draft, his goal is to help Wangs make noise in this tourney.“My focus right now isn’t so much on myself. I know I could score points, I can rebound, and I can defend, but I want to win,” he said. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Filoil: Also-ran Perpetual denies Ateneo of outright q’finals entry Robbie Herndon. PBA IMAGESAfter scorching hot in the first half for Wangs Basketball, Robbie Herndon found himself trapped in the next two quarters as the Flying V defense zeroed-in on him and limited him to just four points.But the 6-foot-4 swingman refused to attribute his poor shooting to the Thunder’s defensive stance and instead pointed on the Couriers’ lackluster showing in the second as the culprit for their downfall.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Compared to his last stop with Victoria Sports-MLQU, Herndon is now surrounded by familiar faces in Eric King, Ryan Arambulo, and Tim Habelito, making the adjustment to the new squad a little more easier.“We definitely have chemistry together because we’re all from the States. But we just need to find a solid rotation as a team and know who fits together and who plays well together,” he said.That makes Herndon optimistic despite the Couriers’ recent funk, believing that his team has what it takes to make a run to this conference’s playoffs.“I think we’re a very strong team regardless of the two losses. We shouldn’t have lost to Batangas and today was a fair game. But for us, it’s a must win in the next couple of games. We got to win it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES 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 What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Wimbledon: Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls

first_imgThe family of Jerome Barson, who suffered a fractured spine and numerous internal injuries in the smash, said they intend to sue the US star.When she was asked how she was coping mentally, Williams added: “I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. That’s all I can say about it. That’s what I’ve learned.”Despite the tragedy at home, Williams remained focused enough on Court One to clinch a 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 victory over Belgium’s Elise Mertens in the first round.Defending men’s champion Murray celebrated the news that he is about to become a father again by reaching the second round.The top seed and world number one downed Kazakh lucky loser Alexander Bublik 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, showing little sign of the hip problem which plagued him in the build-up.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Women’s second seed Simona Halep, blasted off court in the French Open final by Jelena Ostapenko, downed New Zealand qualifier Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-1.Ostapenko, the 2014 Wimbledon junior champion, saw off Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-0, 1-6, 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 MOST READ Williams, the 37-year-old five-time champion, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her maiden appearance at the All England Club.But that landmark has been overshadowed by her involvement last month in a road accident near her Florida home which resulted in the death of a 78-year-old man.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 stars“There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and — yeah. I’m completely speechless. It’s just…” Williams said in a news conference before breaking down and leaving to compose herself.READ: Tennis star Venus Williams allegedly ‘at fault’ in fatal car crash Durant said to sign two-year deal with Warriorscenter_img LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I have felt OK the last few days and the adrenaline you feel by playing a match numbs any pain you may have,” said the British star after seeing off world number 134 Bublik.Murray next faces Dustin Brown, the man who knocked out Nadal two years ago.German world number 97 Brown came back from a set and a break down to beat Portugal’s Joao Sousa 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-4.Joy for Kvitova, Azarenka World number two and two-time champion Nadal secured his 850th career victory with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Australia’s John Millman.Fresh from winning his 10th French Open title, Nadal goes on to face Donald Young for a place in the last 32.“I haven’t had many matches on grass for the last few years, but I had some positive feelings,” said Nadal, who missed last year’s tournament with a wrist injury.Swiss fifth seed and French Open runner-up Wawrinka was knocked out by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.World number 49 Medvedev, making his Wimbledon debut, handed 33-year-old Wawrinka a sixth first round loss at the All England Club, although his efforts were hampered by a left knee injury which required an ice pack at the changeovers.“I wasn’t feeling the way I wanted to feel. But I played against a great player who was confident,” said Wawrinka whose pain was eased slightly when girlfriend Donna Vekic won her opening match. Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after beating Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik in their Men’s Singles Match on the opening day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 3, 2017. APLONDON—Venus Williams wept at Wimbledon over the “devastation” of a fatal road accident for which she is facing legal action as Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal eased into the second round on Monday.World number three Stan Wawrinka was the opening day’s biggest casualty, losing to Russian debutant Daniil Medvedev while there were emotional comeback wins for Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.ADVERTISEMENT Medvedev, 21, kissed the Centre Court grass to celebrate his victory, his first at any Slam.“A year ago I was ranked 250. If someone told me in one year I would win on Centre Court I would tell you ‘you are joking,’” said the wirey Russian.There was plenty of emotion too for 2011 and 2014 Kvitova as the popular Czech downed Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-3, 6-4.Kvitova was playing just her eighth match since suffering a potentially career-ending hand injury fighting off a knife-wielding burglar at her home in December.“I felt the energy from the crowd and it was amazing to be back here at Wimbledon and playing on the beautiful Centre Court,” the 27-year-old said.Former world number one Azarenka defeated CiCi Bellis of the United States 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in her first Grand Slam since taking time off after last year’s French Open to have her first child Leo in December.The two-time Australian Open champion made the semi-finals at the All England Club in 2011 and 2012.“I understand that I need to be patient but the competitor in me wants everything quick,” admitted Azarenka.Nick Kyrgios, who beat Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014, will not get another opportunity to repeat that shock.The combustible 20th seeded Australian was 6-3, 6-4 down to France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert when he called it quits after failing to shake off the hip injury which has plagued him in recent weeks.last_img read more

Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Coach Chot Reyes will take with him a very young team that will be the face of Team Philippines in the future.Members of the Gilas Cadet program, a hardy bunch of professional rookies now enjoying the good life, will don the country’s tri-colors in the multination event that the Philippines will try to win for the sixth time.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 starsRR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon and Matthew Wright will play their second straight international tournament together with amateur stars Kiefer Ravena, Fil-German Christian Standhardinger and Kobe Paras.The trio first played with PBA superstars in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association tournament that Gilas ruled with ease two months ago. LATEST STORIES Guevarra, Aguilar eye PPS tennis repeat in Naga MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img The Jones Cup will be the first full event of Paras, the high-leaping son of PBA legend Benjie seen by many as one who could dominate the pro league in the future.“Kiefer, Kobe and Christian will have no problems adjusting to the PBA [brand of play],” Reyes told the Inquirer on Thursday via text message.Gilas will be using the Jones Cup to get the momentum it needs for two more events before playing in the World Cup Qualifying proper starting November.The Filipinos, with import Mike Myers, open up against a club team from Canada at 3 p.m. on Saturday, the first of their nine straight games.They wind up against Iran on July 23—the likely title match.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The first step to the World Cup in China will be taken Friday when Gilas Pilipinas 5.0 flies out to Chinese Taipei for the 39th edition of the Jones Cup Invitational.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Last year, with an import-laden team led by NBA veteran Al Thornton, the Philippines won the Jones Cup via a sweep.Gilas last won the event in 2013, when Reyes became the first Filipino coach to triumph.Reyes will fly to Taipei from the US where he attended to some business matters.Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Ed Daquioag, Kevin Ferrer, Fonzo Gotladera, Raymar Jose, Bobby Ray Parks, Von Pessumal, Mike Tolomia and Almond Vosotros are the other members of the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 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 El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “As a native to the area, I have been so encouraged to see how the locals and the nation as a whole have come together to help one another.“The NFL, at the end of the day, is a family that helps one another in times of need.”Meanwhile, Texans owner Bob McNair had pledged a $1 million donation to a separate flood relief fund, which the NFL Foundation vowed to match.Also on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys said that all proceeds from their NFL pre-season game against Watt and the Texans at AT&T Stadium on Thursday would go towards the disaster relief fund.Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots — who won the Super Bowl in Houston in February — pledged to match $1 million in donations to the American Red Cross relief fund for victims of Harvey.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Watt’s fund had raised $500,000 in a 24-hour period and has now surged past $4 million, Watt said on Twitter on Tuesday.The defensive star said the fundraising drive on the YouCaring.com website was now targeting a total of $5 million.“Forty-eight hours ago we set out to raise 200 grand. And now we’re over $4 million…I can’t say thank you enough,” Watt said.Donors to the fund included Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, who made a million dollar donation, the team said.“The flooding and devastation to the Houston area has been painful to watch,” Strunk said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’ll be back’ says Thomas as Celtics-Cavs wrangle Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “Our thought are with the city of Houston and all those affected by flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” the statement said.The statement came after news reports said that Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander had donated $10 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “… Please stay safe, Houston.”Rockets point guard Chris Paul made a separate donation of $50,000 to a fund created by NFL star J.J. Watt, who plays for the Houston Texans. LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPLos Angeles, United States — The National Basketball Association and player’s union donated $1 million to the Texas flood disaster relief effort on Tuesday, adding to the millions already raised across the US sports world since the deadly weather system battered the region.In a join statement, the NBA and NBA Players Association (NBAPA) said it was donating the cash to “bring relief to those impacted.”ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Gameslast_img read more

Irving confirms he did not talk to LeBron about trade request: ‘Why would I have to?’

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments 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 Former teammates Kyrie Irving (left) and LeBron James  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOKyrie Irving and LeBron James will share the court on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season next month. But for the first time in a long time, it won’t be as teammates.Irving recently demanded his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers and got his wish when he was traded to the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Austin, Ravena lead PH team in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” the 25-year-old guard confirmed that he did not speak with LeBron about his trade request, nor did he feel obligated to do so.“Did you speak to LeBron James or talk to LeBron James before you and your representatives met with ownership before you let them know you wanted out?” host Stephen A. Smith candidly asked the four-time All-Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“No. Why would I have to?” Irving responded, prompting Smith to say that LeBron might have taken it personally.Without mentioning his former teammate’s name, Irving calmly explained his side: “I don’t think you owe anything to another person in terms of figuring out what you want to do with your life.” MOST READ “And it’s not anything personal, I’m not here to tirade anybody, I’m not here to go at any particular person or the organization, because I have nothing but love for Cleveland. I have nothing but love for the times that I spent there. It’s nothing about that.”After mostly keeping to himself since the trade went down, Irving further explained his motivations behind leaving Cleveland.“It’s just there comes a time when you mature as an individual. It’s time to make that decision,” he shared.“And there is no looking back from that standpoint. There is no time to figure out how to save someone’s feelings, when ultimately you have to be selfish in figuring out what you want to do. And it wasn’t about me not wanting to win. It wasn’t anything about that. I want to be extremely, extremely happy in perfecting my craft. And that was the only intent that I have in all of this.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more