Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for you Williams entered the U.S. Open as one of eight women with a chance to rise atop the WTA rankings by tournament’s end.Not that it was foremost on her mind. Indeed, she said she was unaware of that possibility.“I just want to win, and if you get the win, you get the ranking,” said Williams, who was already at No. 1 in 2002.Before the American’s match was over, that number of ranking contenders was reduced to seven, because the No. 7-seeded Konta was bounced by 78th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.“I don’t take anything for granted,” said Konta, who was a semifinalist at Wimbledon just last month. “I think it would be quite obnoxious of me to come in here expecting I have a right to be in second week.”ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Konta, who lost to Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals, figured to be Britain’s best chance for a deep run these two weeks, because the country’s top male player, Andy Murray, withdrew on Saturday with an injured hip.Instead, she was among a crop of seeded players on the way out the door at a tournament already missing several top names, including the biggest in women’s tennis: Williams’ older sister Serena, who is expecting a baby.“We always coach each other, pretty much,” Williams said.While the most anticipated matchup of Day 1 was scheduled for Monday night — five-time major champion Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam action since her doping suspension, against No. 2 seed Simona Halep — the afternoon was filled with quite a few seeded players joining Konta on the way out.For every victory by someone such as Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza or 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, there was a surprise or two.The men’s seeded losers included No. 21 David Ferrer, who was the runner-up at the 2013 French Open, No. 25 Karen Khachanov and No. 32 Robin Hasse. On the women’s side, there as No. 21 Ana Konjuh, No. 24 Kiki Bertens and No. 32 Lauren Davis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Venus Williams, of the United States, serves to Viktoria Kuzmova, of Slovakia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking — even though she had no idea that she has a shot at that spot.Johanna Konta, a Wimbledon semifinalist just last month, dropped out of that chase with a first-round exit as the U.S. Open got started Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ The No. 9-seeded Williams overcame a mid-match lapse to pick up a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, a 19-year-old qualifier who is ranked 135th.It was the first tour-level, main-draw match of Kuzmova’s career, and the 967th for Williams, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001, in addition to her five Wimbledon championships. Williams is in her 19th U.S. Open; she reached the final in her 1997 debut, about eight months before Kuzmova was born.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’“I had no idea what she looked like, who she was, anything. But she played amazing. She played well, served well, competed well. Definitely a match I had to earn,” said Williams, who at 37 is the oldest woman in the field. “I definitely wasn’t expecting or planning on dropping sets today. But things happen. That’s why we play the match, because you have to win the match. So it’s just all about regrouping. It’s the first round. You figure out what’s going on.”She was up a set, plus a break in the second at 2-0, when she faltered. Kuzmova broke for 2-1, then pulled at even at 3-all before taking three games in a row to force a third set. But Williams righted herself there, breaking for a 2-0 lead, then digging out of a love-40 hole with five consecutive points for 3-0 and was on her way. 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Beermen hold off Picanto behind Fajardo’s 41 points

first_imgPBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo was unstoppable in the fourth quarter and San Miguel Beer edged Kia, 118-112, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The reigning three-time MVP scored 20 of his 41 points in the final frame as the Beermen bolstered their bid for a top four finish after climbing to 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Johnson fired 42 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to offset his 10 turnovers but the Picanto just had no answer for Fajardo as they dropped their 10th consecutive game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Fajardo came two points shy of matching his career-high he set in a loss to Alaska in the 2016 Philippine Cup.Terrence Watson added a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds while Chris Ross collected 15 points, six assist and five steals for the Beermen, who trailed by six at the end of the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Picanto had lost their first nine games but played nothing like a winless team against the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen.Kia, led by its explosive import Geron Johnson, kept itself in the game until Alex Cabagnot made a layup to put San Miguel ahead by six, 116-110, with only 15 seconds left. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle outguns NU for 2-0 start 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 Break new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Ravena relieved to just play vs Pringle with Romeo still out for GlobalPort

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – 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 “It’s always nice to go home after a win, no matter how it was won. Everybody wanted a win because you don’t want to travel all the way here in the Philippine Arena, a great environment, to just play and not give it your 100 percent. We all wanted that Christmas gift which is a win,” he said.Going 2-0 early this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup may not mean much, but Ravena is looking at this stretch as a confidence-builder for NLEX as it guns for more wins to come in 2018.“It’s nice to play on a Christmas Day, and it was nice for us to win and celebrate for the holidays. Hopefully, we can continue this,” he said.The Road Warriors return to action on January 7 against the Phoenix Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT But even if the Batang Pier only had Pringle with Terrence Romeo still recovering from his knee contusion injury, Ravena admitted it was still a tough challenge for him facing the 2015 Rookie of the Year.“It’s still hard to guard Stan. It’s hard to contain Stan that way,” he said after Pringle unloaded 33 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists in the game. “At least, we only had to deal with one of them as the focal point of GlobalPort’s offense.”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 folkRavena, meanwhile, continued to impress, this time, collecting, 20 points, two rebounds, five assists and four steals.He is also grateful for coming out with a victory on Christmas day especially with his family and girlfriend Alyssa Valdez in attendance. Caguioa pays tribute to Helterbrand, wears No. 13 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Kiefer Ravena felt relieved that this Christmas, he only had to deal with one of GlobalPort’s two-headed monster in Stanley Pringle and not the full experience on Monday.“I’m glad that it’s just Stan,” NLEX’s second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft said in Filipino after NLEX’s 115-104 win over GlobalPort. “If you add Terrence (Romeo) there, it will be much, much harder for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

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UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: La Salle targets three-peat

first_imgHead coach: Ramil De JesusLast Season: 11-3 (no.2 seed, champion)Key holdovers: Mary Joy Baron, Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, Desiree Cheng, Aduke OgunsanyaKey loss: Kim FajardoADVERTISEMENT 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. De La Salle is gunning for its third straight title in the UAAP women’s volleyball championship, but such a daunting task isn’t new for the mighty Lady Spikers.The last team to successfully go on a three-peat was La Salle when the girls in green-and-white won the big trophy from Seasons 73 to 75.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 folkAnd the Lady Spikers have set their sights on a sixth championship in eight years, the most titles in an eight-year period since University of Santo Tomas won seven straight from 1985 to 1991.La Salle, however, will go into Season 80 on a new slate especially after the iconic setter Kim Fajardo graduated in 2017. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Beau Belga not slowing down despite trade rumors OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Kianna Dy, Season 78’s Finals MVP, was there for Cobb when things got too difficult for the sophomore setter.“I actually told her that her style of play is different from ate Kim’s so we don’t necessarily want her to be exactly like ate Kim,” said Dy. “She has her own strengths, her own weaknesses, ate Kim has her won strengths and her own weaknesses.”“I just tell her to do her best and that we’re all behind her and that she’s not alone,” added Dy.And with the veterans showing support for their young 18-year-old setter, another figurehead in the team is confident La sale won’t go down easily.Dawn Macandili, who was named as the 2nd Best Libero in the 2017 AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, promised La Salle would be there until the very end to defend the crown.“My confidence is really high right now with this team,” said Macandili in Fiipino. “My teammates are there, my coaches are there to throw us their support no matter what so I’m really confident we’ll go a long way this year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re back to zero,” said defending MVP and team captain Mary Joy Baron in Filipino. “The past season’s title will be our motivation because we know we have to defend the championship.”“But the team will have a new composition, Michelle [Cobb] will now be our setter, so for me everything’s back to zero,” added Baron.Cobb, who is on her second year, will take on the place Fajardo, who won three Best Setter awards.Baron and the other veterans, though, promised to make it easy for Cobb to transition from a substitute to the team’s main playmaker.“They [the veterans] were very flexible towards their relationship with me,” said Cobb. “They’re adjusting and they’re always telling me that if I draw the ire of coach Ramil [De Jesus] they’ll just keep motivating me and telling me that I am part of the backbone of the team.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Prayer answered again: Loyola tops Tennessee on late jumper

first_imgThe bench celebrates after Loyola-Chicago guard Bruno Skokna scored on a 3-point basket against Tennessee in the second half of a second-round game at the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Dallas, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Loyola-Chicago’s Sweet 16 dreams bounced on the front of the rim, lightly touched the backboard, and rattled a couple times before slipping through the net.Another prayer answered in the waning seconds, and now Sister Jean’s Ramblers are heading to Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT The Missouri Valley champions broke the school record for wins set by the 1963 NCAA championship team. The small Catholic college in the heart of Chicago will play the Cincinnati-Nevada winner in the regional semifinals Thursday in Atlanta.“Of course,” Schmidt said when asked if she’ll be with the team.No. 3 seed Tennessee (26-7) took its only lead of the second half on a three-point play by Grant Williams with 20 seconds remaining.After Loyola almost lost the ball on an out-of-bounds call confirmed on replay, Custer took the inbounds pass with 10 seconds left, dribbled left and then right, pulled up and let go of the winner.The Vols’ Jordan Bone got a decent look at last-gasp 3, but it bounced away, and Custer threw the ball off the scoreboard high above the court as he was mobbed by teammates in the same spot that the Ramblers celebrated Ingram’s dramatic winner.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES “I’ve seen him make one, two dribble, one-two pull-up probably a million times,” said Ben Richardson, who won two high school state championships with Custer in Kansas and has been his teammate since third grade. “He makes it like a 98 percent clip.”The Ramblers fell behind 15-6 in less than 5 minutes before the Volunteers missed their next nine shots and fell behind for the first time on Custer’s 3-pointer with 6 minutes left in the first half.Admiral Schofield scored 11 of those first 15 Tennessee points but didn’t score again until a 3 nearly 32 minutes later that started a rally from a 10-point deficit in the final 4 minutes by the SEC regular-season co-champions.Tennessee coach Rick Barnes lost at American Airlines Center, home of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, for the first time in six NCAA games. The first four wins were during his 17 seasons leading the Texas Longhorns.“It’s always a tough way to lose a basketball game, buzzer-beaters,” Barnes said. “Had the ball with a chance to tie or go ahead and we did it. They had the ball with a chance to win, and they did it.”Schmidt, a high school basketball player in San Francisco in the 1930s who leads the pregame prayer and gives the players feedback after, wasn’t the only one pulling hard for Loyola.Late-arriving fans waiting for crowd favorite Texas Tech in the late game joined the raucous Ramblers supporters wearing maroon-and-gold scarfs and standing almost the entire game in sections across the court from their team’s bench.“It’s great to get some exposure for our school and our fans,” Richardson said. “And on the national stage, we know there’s so many loyal fans that have come up to us, that have been fans since ’63, the national championship team, and they’re so proud of us.”Aundre Jackson, who grew up in the Dallas area, led Loyola with 16 points, and Custer had 10. Schofield scored 14 for Tennessee.BIG PICTURE Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Clayton Custer’s jumper got that friendly bounce with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola beat Tennessee 63-62 in a South Region second-round game Saturday night.Custer’s winner came two days after Donte Ingram’s buzzer-beating 3 from the March Madness logo against Miami, surely to the delight of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the team chaplain and occasional coach, watching from her wheelchair on a platform near the main TV cameras.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The only thing I can say, glory to God for that one,” Custer said. “The ball bounced on the rim and I got a good bounce.”The Ramblers were the long-shot story of the first round — until 16th-seed UMBC beat No. 1 Virginia to pull off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history. That’ll be hard for the Ramblers (30-5) to top, but they’re working on it. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ross says his injury a ‘blessing in disguise’ as other Beermen step up Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Loyola-Chicago: A special run continues and the Ramblers might not be one-year wonders. Several key players will be back, including Custer, fellow junior guard Marques Townes and freshman center Cameron Krutwig. The Ramblers probably won’t have to wait another 33 years this time.Tennessee: Letting a quick lead get away will hurt for the Vols, although the rally is a boost for a starting lineup with no seniors. It was the first NCAA trip in three seasons at Tennessee for Barnes, who took the Longhorns 16 times in 17 years.UP NEXTLoyola-Chicago is headed to the round of 16 for the first time since 1985, when it lost to Patrick Ewing and Georgetown. That was also the last time the Ramblers made the NCAA Tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Abueva teams up with Ginebra studs for Luzon All-Stars

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Calvin Abueva banners the Luzon All-Stars. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCalvin Abueva partners with Ginebra standouts LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar in a combination straight out of the crowd favorite fans’ fantasies when they headline the Luzon All-Stars in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week in Batangas City on May 25.The squad, coached by San Miguel coach Leo Austria, will also see spitfire guards Jayson Castro and Paul Lee in the starting five as they test the mettle of Gilas Pilipinas in the second leg of the midseason extravaganza.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 View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Thompson leads Cone-coached Mindanao squad vs loaded Gilas Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img It will be a potent selection from Luzon which will also feature guards Stanley Pringle and Alex Cabagnot, sharpshooters Marcio Lassiter and Matthew Wright, and big men Arwind Santos, Ian Sangalang, and Raymond Almazan.June Mar Fajardo will carry the torch in the opposing side for the Nationals, as he will be joined by Terrence Romeo and rookie Kiefer Ravena in the Gilas crew.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAlso part of the national team in this leg are Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, Mac Belo, Roger Pogoy, Allein Maliksi, Jio Jalalon, and Carl Bryan Cruz.The tilt will be the centerpiece of the loaded second leg, which will see the staging of the side events before the much awaited clash between Gilas Pilipinas and the PBA All-Stars. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Learning doesn’t stop for Geje Eustaquio—inside and outside ONE cage

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “For me, life is all about learning. It doesn’t mean that when you have a degree it’s so you can work or you will have a better job, it’s about learning.”Eustaquio (10-6), however, will first have to deal with his rematch with Adriano Moraes (17-2) in ONE: Pinnacle of Power on June 23 for the undisputed flyweight belt.That responsibility, however, doesn’t deter Eustaquio from looking into his educational future.READ: ‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch“When you’re holding an interim belt, the responsibility is a bit harder because before I would train two, three rounds now I train four, five, six rounds,” said Eustaquio.ADVERTISEMENT MACAU—There are two goals that Geje Eustaquio wants to achieve in the foreseeable future, one of which involves attaining a feat outside of the ONE Championship cage.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eustaquio, the ONE interim flyweight champion, holds a Master’s diploma in Physical Education from University of the Cordilleras and he doesn’t just want to become the full title holder but he also wants to pursue a higher degree of learning.The 29-year-old Team Lakay member said he wants to either get a Doctorate or take up Law.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: ONE: Eustaquio puts Moraes on crosshairs“It’s going to be between a Doctor’s degree or a Law degree, we will see but I cannot say for now,” said Eustaquio Thursday after ONE Championship’s media luncheon at Studio City here in Macau. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “Or if I become the undisputed champion, Spiderman said that ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ so I have to maintain that belt and train even harder.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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‘KD’ in Manila

first_imgLATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, who bagged his second straight NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award last month, is slated to visit Manila on Sunday as part of a promotional tour for sportswear giant Nike.It will mark Durant’s first visit in Manila for Nike, which has lined up a series of activities for the NBA star.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 “From the countless hours spent in the gym honing his game, to the sacrifices he makes for love of the game, to going beyond the fear of failure, he wants Filipinos to push harder every time,” Nike said in a press release announcing Durant’s visit.Durant will be welcomed at the Nike Park store in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, at 12:30 p.m. on July 8.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Associated Press, citing a source, said Durant has decided to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors. He will be paid $30.5 million in the coming season. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Pacquiao peaking at right time Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more

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Bedic powers big Kaya win

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Kaya FC Iloilo warmed up for its back-to-back showdowns with leader Ceres Negros with a 4-2 drubbing of Stallion-Laguna last Wednesday in the Philippines Football League at Iloilo Sports Complex.Barotac Nuevo-born striker Joven Bedic completed a hat-trick as Kaya cut the gap with Ceres to just nine points with two matches against the defending champions at home coming up on Saturday and Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding With Ceres on top with 41 points and Kaya in second with 32, the two matches could potentially determine the league champions who will also earn a berth to the AFC Champions League next season.Ceres only has eight matches left in its 25-game schedule, while Kaya still has to play nine games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After Robert Lopez Mendy opened the scoring from close range, Bedic drilled home a penalty before two quick-fire goals in the second half put the game beyond reach for Stallion.“It’s the best feeling to score a hat-trick at home,” Bedic said in Filipino after Kaya also secured a third straight victory. “The support from the Ilonggos is something else here. That’s why when the games are held here, we all have that extra energy to play well and to win.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 MOST READ Kim fires 63 for two-shot lead at Pueblo de Oro View commentslast_img read more

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NCAA: St. Benilde cuts down Arellano, doubles win total from Season 93

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college College of St. Benilde’s Cinderella story is far from over after it weaved past Arellano, 89-73, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Blazers improved their record to 8-5 to stay at the fourth spot and in the process doubled their win total from Season 93.Justin Gutang filled up the stat sheets for CSB with 23 points, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals while Rob Nayve added 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCSB used its might in the paint to take over and outscored the Chiefs 52-32 underneath the basket and much of that was thanks to big man Clement Leutcheu who had 14 points and 11 boards,Adrian Alban had 22 points for the 4-8 Chiefs who played its first game after former head coach Jerry Codiñera’s resignation. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img NCAA: Letran returns to winning form, pounds Mapua Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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