Pacquiao: Bob Arum hasn’t paid me and Freddie Roach

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Lariba to undergo bone marrow transplant 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 Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I really don’t know if he’s mad at me. But I can tell you this: I haven’t been paid yet. So who knows?” Roach said.On Tuesday, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) upheld the victory of Horn after the Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) called for a thorough review of the fight. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ “So, if Coach Freddie has not yet received his payment, we are on the same boat. My purse has not yet been released by Arum,” Pacquiao said.The boxer-turned-politician made this statement after Roach lamented that Pacquiao has not spoken to him since the former’s controversial fight with Horn.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’Pacquiao’s long-time trainer also said that he has not been paid after the boxing match in Brisbane.“I was trying to see where his head was at, and I could not even get him to say hi to me. I don’t know if he was upset with me or what,” Roach said in a Sports Illustrated report. Boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and coach Freddie Roach. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netSenator and boxer Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday revealed that his promoter Bob Arum has not paid him and his trainer Freddie Roach for his welterweight bout with Australian boxer Jeff Horn last July 2.“I have no problem with Coach Freddie Roach. I’m not the one paying him, it’s Bob Arum. The trainer’s fee is automatically deducted by the Top Rank from my purse,” Pacquiao said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View commentslast_img read more

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Road Warriors: Durant’s 32 leads NBA champions past Cavs

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and Golden State extended its road winning streak to 13 with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their struggling NBA Finals foes.Durant scored 16 in the third quarter for the defending champions, who clamped down on defense and pulled away in the fourth to remain unbeaten outside Oracle Arena since Nov. 22. It’s not that they play poorly at home, but Durant said the Dubs take a different identity when they travel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“At home, we just relax a little bit,” Durant said. “This is who we are when we’re on the road.”LeBron James scored 32 points and Kevin Love 17 for Cleveland, which had its home winning streak stopped at 13. Isaiah Thomas, getting his first taste of the Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry, had 19 points in 32 minutes — his most in five games as he returns from a hip injury. MOST READ OIC Marcial reaffirms PBA’s commitment to Gilas program LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jae Crowder, left, knocks the ball loose from Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Once the lead swelled to 14, Kevin Durant waved both arms like a boxing referee stopping a fight.Another knockout on the road for these Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 was Golden State’s second straight win over Cleveland, which has dropped eight of 10 dating to a loss to the Warriors on Christmas Day. The Cavs were down just 93-91 entering the fourth, but missed 17 of 19 shots to open the period, and Golden State throttled away.“It seemed like the rim just got smaller and smaller,” James said. “But I like our effort. If we continue that going into our next few games, then I like where we are.”The teams have met in the Finals each of the past three years. And while there’s no guarantee there will be a fourth matchup, at this point only one of them looks prepared in January for June.Durant, though, expects the Cavs to improve as they incorporate Thomas.“Everyone knows it’s going to take a while to get into a comfortable groove here,” he said. “It’s a new system, so I don’t think this game was any indication of what’s going to happen with this team down the line. They’ll be much better than they are right now — and we all know that.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland was home after going 1-4 on a road trip that included blowout losses in Minnesota and Toronto.For three quarters, the Cavs matched the Warriors shot for shot. But with Durant and Curry on the bench, a Golden State lineup of Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, David West, Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston stretched the lead.“That unit, they won us the game with their energy and their effort,” Durant said. “They pushed the basketball and they set us up well to kind of end the game in the last three or four minutes. That’s what a well-rounded team does.”Despite their recent struggles, the Cavs remain a confident bunch, and they showed some early swagger. After he and his teammates were introduced to “Gloves Are Comin’ Off” by rapper 7kingZ, James came out swinging.He was in attack mode from the start, scoring 16 points in the first quarter and setting the tone for the Cavs.Later in the half, James retreated down the lane for a huge block on Durant, blasting the ball off the glass to trigger memories for Cleveland fans of his famous chase down on Iguodala in the closing minutes of Game 7 of the 2016 Finals.DUNK CITYCurry threw down a two-handed dunk in the third quarter that surprised his teammates.“It was like a dream,” Curry said. “I thought I was going to wake up and I was going to be back in my bed in the hotel, but it actually happened. Somebody said it was like a unicorn sighting. It was pretty cool for me to get a dunk in that situation.”After being asked several times about the play, Curry said, “Seven dunk questions. This is crazy.”BETTER THOMASThomas came away from his most extensive court time feeling good. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “I’ve just got to get in shape,” he said. “I’ve got to get my legs back. I’ve got to keep pushing, keep working and it’ll come back.”TIP-INSWarriors: Their franchise record for consecutive road wins is 14 set in 2015-16. … Recorded 33 assists on 41 made field goals. … Kerr smiled when reminded that James recently said his best basketball is still to come. “I know he’s better now than he was four years ago,” Kerr said. “That’s insane when you think about that because that should have been his prime, four years ago, and he was already an MVP and a champion. He’s better — better shooter, better player. He keeps getting better. So I believe him.”Cavaliers: James needs 41 points to become the seventh player to score 30,000 career points. … Coach Tyronn Lue still believes the Cavs are the Eastern Conference’s best team “because we’ve got the best player in the world.” … While Thomas remains on a minutes restriction, Lue said he expected the All-Star guard to struggle as he works himself into game shape after being sidelined seven months. “He’s moving pretty good,” Lue said. “It’s just mental.”UP NEXTWarriors: Continue five-game trip on Wednesday in Chicago.Cavaliers: Host Orlando on Thursday. The Magic beat the Cavs earlier this season in Cleveland.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Lady Tamaraws ground Lady Eagles in 5 sets

first_imgNew-look Alab Pilipinas win 5th straight, rout Slingers Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG 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 And although Maraguinot made up for her earlier mistake to give FEU a 9-7 lead, she would hit net in her service and Tolentino followed it up with another ball on the barrier that tied the set at 9-9.“I told them that the fifth set doesn’t end at 6-1 and I know that these guys are mature enough and they know how to handle this situation,” said Pascua.Basas and Pons had 14 points apiece to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Celine Domingo added 10.Maraguinot had 21 points to lead the Lady Eagles while Tolentino added 14.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track FILE PHOTO – Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University went to work on a weekend and opened its campaign on a positive tune, edging Ateneo, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Toni Rose Basas was instrumental in the Lady Tamaraws’ closeout of the fifth set scoring three straight service aces that put FEU up 12-9.ADVERTISEMENT Bernadeth Pons then secured the 14-9 match point for FEU with a sneaky kill right before Kat Tolentino put too much power on her last hit that finished the match.“This was a big morale boost for the players because this was our first time winning against Ateneo since Season 75,” said FEU head coach George Pascua, who’ll celebrate his 46th birthday on Monday, in Filipino.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 folkFEU, though, started out flat in the fifth set falling behind 6-1 before Basas started hitting for the Lady Tamaraws.Basas had a hand in forcing Jhoana Maraguinot to hit net that cut the deficit to 6-5 then the fourth year Lady Tamaraw tied the set at 7-7. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

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Padda ‘embarrassed’ of Adamson’s 52 errors in loss to UE

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Austria ‘really worried’ about TNT with addition of Cruz Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 And in the fourth set alone, Adamson committed 16 errors leaving UE to score just nine points to force the fifth set.“I’m just still trying to take in what happened. I don’t understand how we made those many errors,” said Padda. “It was almost they were playing for the other team like they wanted UE to win, I don’t know.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For one, the Lady Falcons unloaded 59 kills against University of the East and normally, that mark would’ve been more than enough to propel them to the victory, but it was the Lady Warriors who left Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday with the five-set victory.That’s because on the other end of the spectrum, Adamson gave ways 52 free points to UE due to its errors.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 folkAnd those errors certainly not sit well with head coach Air Padda, who blasted her team after its 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13, loss to an erstwhile winless UE team.“That was embarrassing,” said Padda, whose team dropped to 3-4 at the end of the first round. “For me it’s embarrassing because we don’t train like that. I don’t know who that team was out there.” GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Adamson University just had one of the most interesting games in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Adamson, which has been the surprise contenders this season after going 1-13 in 2017, has been making a case for elite status this year after it showed promise in the first three games where it went 2-1.And after two straight losses, the Lady Falcons got back on the winning track with a massive four-set upset of reigning champion De La Salle but they took another step back with the loss to the Lady Warriors.Padda, who sat out starters Jema Galanza, Chiara Permentilla, and Eli Soyud in the first set, said her team flat out didn’t give respect to UE.“They showed up with a very weak mindset today, they were really complacent, they didn’t respect UE and they didn’t care, they’re too cocky,” said Padda. “I don’t know why. The coaches were shocked, I don’t know.”Pushing the numbers further, the Lady Warriors scored just 36 points off their own spikes and even committed 31 unforced errors.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

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UFC star McGregor facing criminal charges in New York City

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “The organization deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow,” UFC said in a statement. “Individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Center.”McGregor hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC President Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended. White also said this week he did not expect McGregor to attend Saturday’s fights.McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, “You’ll strip me of nothing.”McGregor last fought in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, 2017.The popular Irishman is tight with UFC 223 fighter Artem Lobov, who was involved this week in a scuffle in a hotel with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov fights Max Holloway on Saturday for the lightweight championship left vacant by McGregor.Lobov was yanked from the card and banned from the building.White said this week in New York that McGregor would fight again for UFC this year. McGregor’s actions now put future fights in doubt.McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC.But the trash-talking, egocentric has been out of the fight game except for his boxing dalliance with Mayweather that made him wealthy enough to never need to fight again. McGregor and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, a son, in May 2017. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Japan female mayor loses fight to speak from sumo ringcenter_img White said the 29-year-old McGregor said he was sorry about the fighters who were injured, but, “this had to be done.”Video showed McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in New York.Michael Chiesa was sent to the hospital with injuries sustained in the attack and was forced out of his scheduled fight against Anthony Pettis.“A decision was made by the New York State Athletic Commission to pull me from UFC 223,” Chiesa tweeted. “I’m devastated to say the least. @showtimepettis I hope to run this match up ASAP. June 9th in your backyard. That’s all I have to say for now. Much love.”Flyweight Ray Borg suffered multiple cornea abrasions in the wake of the McGregor attack and his fight against Brandon Moreno was also scratched.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The New York Police Department says McGregor was charged and is awaiting a court appearance Friday. He faces three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. It was not immediately known if McGregor has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.UFC President Dana White said Friday he spoke to McGregor via text and the brawler said the confrontation “had to be done.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was probably the worst conversation we ever had,” White told FS1’s “First Things First” on Friday morning. “We talked yesterday before he turned himself in.“It’s not that I don’t think he understood what happened. He justified it. It was justified to him.” 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 Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department, Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC’s biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from UFC’s biggest card this year.Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters on Thursday after a news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Postponed game gives Rain or Shine more time to prepare

first_imgLATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team With Metro Manila experiencing the effects of the monsoon rains, Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia decided to look at the bright side that surrounded the gloom.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Garcia said they used the canceled game day to polish off their schemes against the Gin Kings.“It’s more lack of effort and we weren’t that consistent,” said Garcia of Game 1. “We were able to see it on video and we have made adjustments.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garcia welcomed the change of schedule for Game 2 of their best-of-five semifinals series from Tuesday to Thursdau, something he believes will benefit from Ginebra as well.“Basically it works for both sides because Japeth [Aguilar] gets more time to heal while we had more practices than going to the first game,” said Garcia in a story on the league’s official website.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’Rain or Shine trails 1-0 after losing the first game, 102-89, on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, a matchup Aguilar skipped because of a sore left Achilles.The Elasto Painters, meanwhile, had only two days of practice to prepare for the Gin Kings after playing a rubber match against Globalport last Thursday. #KicksStalker: Dwyane Wade signs ‘lifetime’ deal with Li-Ning 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Scottie Thompson raring to play for Philippines anew

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I will always give my best for the Philippines.”Thompson last suited up for the national team in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games and 2015 SEABA Championship, both held in Singapore, where the Filipinos were able to strike gold.READ: Guiao looking at Cabagnot, Slaughter, Lassiter for Fiba qualifiers Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said Thompson and Greg Slaughter, who was also in Guiao’s wish list, would greatly benefit in their stint with the national team.“I’m happy for Scottie, I’m really happy for Scottie and I hope that they could figure out a way to put Greg in there,” said Cone. “I think that guys get better when they play internationally so I think that it would be a great confidence-booster and great experience for those guys so I’m all for it.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Aces’ semis exit fuels Enciso’s hot streak in Governors’ Cup 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms After being named the Finals MVP in Barangay Ginebra’s Commissioner’s Cup title run, he got a call-up to the national team after Yeng Guiao chose him to be part of the Philippines’ lineup for the upcoming window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Not to turn down a rare opportunity, Thompson said he’d do whatever it takes to represent the country three years after he last donned the tricolor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Scottie in Guiao’s mind as Fiba windows approach“Of course, I’m willing to be part of the team. I will do what I have to do for the country,” said Thompson in Filipino after the Gin Kings’ 95-84 win over Columbian in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ READ: Ginebra kicks off PBA Governors’ Cup with win over ColumbianThompson said he’s looking forward to working under Guiao and play with PBA players in the national team, which is different from his last international stint where he had to play with top amateur players.“This will be the first time that I will play under a different coach in my PBA career and I think I’ll just have to trust the process,” said Thompon who had a near triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.“Everything that a coach teaches will fall on the players and it’s their responsibility to execute it and trust the process.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Scottie Thompson’s career trajectory just reached another level of altitude.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

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Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans’ head coach Alvin Gentry calls out to his team during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They’ll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is particularly heavy.The charts and graphs are detailed and precise.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ But how it’ll help the Magic win, that’s still an unknown.Wearable technology — chips worn during practice to collect information that analysts churn into reports — has been around the NBA for the past several seasons. It’s not permitted on game nights, and anything specific about processes the 30 teams are using falls into the category of closely guarded secrets. And when it comes to coaches deciding what play to call in the final seconds with a game on the line, it doesn’t seem to have an impact quite yet.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 Chriss“It’s all very beneficial stuff,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “But I can only digest X amount of information. And it has to be the right amount of information.”That’s one of the challenges that NBA teams are facing in this information age. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img “It seems inherently geared to advantage the team,” University of Illinois law professor Michael LeRoy said in comments posted to his blog last year. “When it’s not linked to performance and not actually linked to injury, just correlation … it’s hard to see where that data can be used to the advantage of a player.”The NBA has put together a list of what brands (like Catapult and STATSports ) and types of products that teams can use, much in the same way it approves knee braces and other accessories. Teams aren’t mandated to share the data they’re collecting from the wearables with the league, although that may change once devices are permitted to be used during games.“Data collected through wearable devices has the potential to have a number of applications to improve player health — but it’s not a silver bullet,” said Dr. John DiFiori, the NBA’s medical director. “Information from wearables can add more detail on each player’s loading, which, together with a team’s overall toolkit, can help develop more individualized injury prevention programs, and assist teams in promoting safe return to play following an injury.”There could be benefits to standardizing the data, but that seems a long way off — especially since teams are still figuring out how to best go forward individually. The league and the NBA Players Association are working on finalizing a validation program will be in place to ensure that devices are measuring what the manufacturers say they’re measuring, and that they do so accurately.Atlanta rookie Kevin Huerter said in his short time as a pro, he’s learned a ton about his body that he didn’t even know because of what he’s gleaned off what his team has collected.“At this level, they worry and care so much more about your body,” Huerter said. “The technology monitors how tough practices are and how tough you’re pushing yourself. It’s a longer season, everybody knows that. So I think a lot of it is making sure guys stay healthy and listening when guys are hurting a little bit one day.”It might extend careers, help with injury management, maybe develop ways to avoid injuries.But whether this data will ever be sharpened to the point of helping a team figure out how to overcome a five-point deficit with 28.2 seconds remaining, that’s anyone’s guess.“Where the league is going, you’re looking for every edge,” Clifford said. “But as a coach, what you can’t do is you can’t stop watching the film. The data, talking to people, the numbers, all that, it’s all good information. But to have the clarity I think you need to make the right decisions, you better have watched enough film because that’s where you can see why, why, why it’s happening.” LATEST STORIES Everyone knows analytics can help in countless ways. But the question remains simple: How?“You’ve got to take it and use it as best you can,” said New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry, who said he resisted using some data that he was presented several years ago when he coached in Phoenix — and wound up taking that Suns team to the Western Conference finals. “But at the end of the day, I think the instincts that you have as a coach become just as important, really.”There are some consistencies in what’s being collected. Regardless of what hardware a team is using, everything basically tracks the same things: distance of movement, speed of movement, acceleration and deceleration, workload and heart rate. Teams work on their own, largely without NBA oversight except for some rules laid out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.It’s already been a boost in how teams monitor a player’s recovery from injury or surgery.But some also have wondered if the data collection is too invasive, or could be used against a player — something that isn’t supposed to happen under league rule.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

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Bogdanovic, Oladipo lead Pacers past winless Cavs

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ George Hill (3) and Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) battle for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points, Victor Oladipo had 24 and the Indiana Pacers defeated Cleveland 119-107 on Saturday night, keeping the Cavaliers winless this season.Cleveland (0-6) is off to its worst start since losing its first seven games in the 1995-96 season. The Cavaliers are struggling to adjust without LeBron James and also missed forward Kevin Love, who was out for the second straight game because of a sore left foot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 LOVE UPDATEThe five-time All-Star also missed Thursday’s game against Detroit. Love missed three of the Cavaliers’ four exhibition games because of the injury, and it’s uncertain when he’ll return.“He tried to play through it understanding we hadn’t won a game and we were struggling a little bit,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “He wanted to be on the floor and try to make a difference. We applaud him for that. We just hope he can get healthy soon.”TIP-INSPacers: Indiana’s depth has been a major factor in the early going. Six players average in double figures and two others scored nine points a game. … Evans is averaging 12 points in five games in his first season with the team.Cavaliers: Rookie Collin Sexton was assessed a technical foul after swatting away Cory Joseph’s hand as the Pacers guard was battling for position on an inbounds play. … F Sam Dekker started in place of Love.UP NEXTPacers: Host Portland on Monday. Indiana is 2-0 at home with an average margin of 20 points.Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Tuesday. The Hawks were a 133-111 winner in Cleveland on Oct. 21. Injured Montalbo shows leadership in La Salle win over FEU Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cleveland cut a 15-point lead to 97-91 early in the fourth quarter before Indiana regained control with four straight baskets. Darren Collison scored on a layup and a jumper, Oladipo hit a 12-footer and Domanta Sabonis scored in the lane.Sabonis made another layup and Oladipo’s 3-pointer with 3:58 left pushed the lead to 113-98.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 ChrissIndiana (4-2) placed six players in double figures. Collison, Myles Turner and Sabonis each scored 15 points while Thaddeus Young added 10.Rodney Hood led Cleveland with 17 points while Larry Nance Jr. came off the bench to score 15. The teams met for the first time since Cleveland defeated Indiana in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season. James scored 45 points in Game 7 and the Cavaliers survived their toughest test in reaching the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season.Cleveland has struggled without James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, and also is missing Love and his team-leading 19 points a game.Indiana, coming off a 20-point victory in San Antonio on Wednesday, went ahead for good midway through the second quarter. Oladipo scored on a layup, a dunk and a jumper as Indiana turned a four-point deficit into a 60-55 halftime lead.The Pacers’ run continued in the third quarter. Oladipo and Bogdanovic hit 3-pointers, and Collison knocked down a jumper from the corner and scored in the lane, to lead 81-66.Indiana guard Tyreke Evans sat out the game because of a violation of team rules. In a tweetposted by the team Friday, Evans said he was late for practice. He’s expected to play Monday against Portland.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Cansino turns disappointment into motivation en route to historic triple-double

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cansino notched the triple-double with 51.1 seconds left when his bounce pass found the cutting Zach Huang for a layup that put the youngster’s line at 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists at that point.“I never even thought of the triple-double but I was happy I was able to get it,” said Cansino. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Fact check: Khabib Nurmagomedov is not holding an anti-Indonesian president shirt Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cansino looked helpless in University of Santo Tomas’ 75-70 loss to National University when he got subjected to Dave Ildefonso’s trickery in the fourth quarter.That disappointment turned into an afterthought when the 20-year-old forward became the league’s first rookie in recent memory to record a triple-double and help UST put down University of the East 79-68.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 ChrissREAD: UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’Cansino finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Growling Tigers’ fifth victory in 10 games and he said that his poor performance against the Bulldogs was what drove him to become better. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “After the game, I immediately watched the replay and I looked at my lapses and I told myself that I have to improve so that became extra motivation for me,” said Cansino in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center.Cansino finished with a respectable line of eight points, 18 rebounds, and five assists but his defensive breakdowns against fellow rookie Dave Ildefonso became bitter errors in an otherwise impressive game.Ildefonso torched Cansino in the fourth quarter of the game that allowed the Bulldogs to sweep the season series against the Growling Tigers, but UST’s rookie was quick to erase the negative memory.“I had a bad performance in our last game so I did my best for the UST community, for the coaches, because they’ve all sacrificed so much for us,” said Cansino who celebrated his birthday on Saturday.As for historic stat line, Cansino said he wasn’t aware that he was on pace for a triple-double until UST assistant coach McJour Luib pointed out that he needed just one more assist to complete trifecta.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s funny how one bad game could turn someone into a completely different person, like how rookie CJ Cansino put in a performance of a lifetime after a miserable outing in his previous game in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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