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first_imgGervacio joins Foton, ends feud with Suzara Blackwater’s Henry Walker gestures after a play against Meralco. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonBlackwater was 12 minutes away from history.A no. 8 team with a twice-to-win disadvantage was on the verge of forcing top seeded Meralco into submission and advancing to the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals against Star.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts, however, had other plans and hammered out a 104-96 comeback win.“All of us want something to prove; we can’t call this overachieving if we played just the quarterfinals,” said a dejected Allein Maliksi Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Of course you want to win the championship. So, I think there’s a reason why we were put in this situation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s that we have to learn from this and apply whatever we need to do next conference, next season.”Blackwater started its failed upset bid with a 92-91 escape in the first game to force the do-or-die game.last_img read more

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShowing its appreciation for the men in uniform, the PBA will honor the valiant soldiers who fought in the Marawi insurgency on Wednesday.Twenty-five soldiers were invited to watch Game 6 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco at Philippine Arena on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments LATEST STORIES Ravena-led crew rules Draft Combine mini-tournament Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The league will honor the heroes, who brought back peace to the war-torn town, at  halftime.The troops are expected to be part of another capacity crowd in Bocaue, Bulacan where the Gin Kings shoot for their second straight titleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSunday’s Game 5 set the biggest crowd in PBA Finals history, attracting 36,445 fans in the world’s largest indoor arena. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson She was only good for sixth place in the snatch with an 86 kg lift, but turned things around in the clean and jerk with 113 kg lift for the silver medal.The Zamboanga native is eyeing her four-straight Olympics stint in Tokyo in 2020.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThailand’s Sophia Tanasan won the gold with a total lift of 210kg. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold PLAY LIST 04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202000:58SEA Games stint long time coming for Hidilyn Diaz02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Holloway aims to beat Aldo again to add to legacy in UFC 218 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo from Philippine Sports Commission Official Facebook.Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz took home two medals in the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Anaheim, California on Thursday.Diaz, who ended the Philippines’ two-decade medal drought in Rio last year, salvaged the bronze in the 53kg event with a total lift of 199 kg after bouncing back in the clean and jerk.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson And now that Helterbrand had stepped away from the league at the end of the 2016-2017 season, Scottie Thompson wants to eventually hold the distinction as Ginebra’s top guard .“Jayjay is Jayjay, what he gave to Ginebra will never be replicated,” said Thompson in Filipino Friday in Ginebra’s practice facility at Upper Deck Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I hope that one day I can make my own name in Ginebra, but as of now I’m just blessed that I’m part of this team.”Thompson was drafted fifth overall in the 2015 Draft and eventually became part of the All Rookie and All Star teams in 2016. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set He then continued to grow as one of the team’s more reliable dogs, pairing with fellow All Star LA Tenorio in orchestrating Ginebra’s offense.Thompson said he feels the pressure to fill the void Helterbrand left, but it’s a challenge he would graciously accept.“Of course there’s pressure, but that’s the challenge because not everyone is given this chance,” said Thompson, who is a two-time champion in the PBA at just 24-years-old. “I’ll accept the challenge and I always work in practice what I can give to the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Cone wants to put Govs’ Cup triumph behind as All-Filipino Cup nears Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra has had a plethora of iconic point guards in its history, from the legendary Robert Jaworski to Bal David and Pido Jarencio.Jayjay Helterbrand then carried that mantle for much of the 2000s and early 2010s, winning the MVP plum in 2009.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ That makes Fields all the more motivated to bounce back stronger as he hopes to jell better with his Columbian teammates.“The team is just getting adjusted to me. I could’ve been better. I struggled from the free throw line and I’ll get better and efficient, know where my shots are coming from, and know how to play the offense,” he said. “You just got to go back and look at film, and see what we could’ve done better.”Fields, though, is confident it won’t take long for him and his teammates to get their bearings back.“Coach wanted a certain player who can put the ball in the basket from any angle — low post, drive, and wherever. I feel like I didn’t disrupt the chemistry, so I think we’ll just have to bounce back game,” he said.Columbian eyes to rebound against Rain or Shine on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPlaying for the first time in Asia, John Fields is playing with a chip on his shoulder as he tries to prove his mettle in his initial foray in the PBA.“Coming to the PBA, I had to prove that I belong,” said Fields, who replaced CJ Aiken as Columbian’s import earlier this year.ADVERTISEMENT Fields, 30, sent strong statement in his 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut tallying 39 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists for Columbian.However, those efforts were for naught as the Dyip got waylaid by Alaska, 134-103, on Friday.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 former Tennessee stalwart didn’t deny that the defeat was a dampener on what he envisioned would be a fruitful journey in this continent.“You always you want to win and play good on your debut,” he said. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Azkals face China, Korea in Asian Cup View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Filoil: UP gets third straight, denies Perpetual of elusive win Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Ferrer’s hot-shooting kickstarted the Gin Kings’ second quarter pullaway as their 32 points in the frame built the 64-41 halftime advantage that extended to as big 26, 103-77, on a Japeth Aguilar layup.“We got great shooting tonight from Kevin which makes a big difference. When you shoot the ball well, it makes the game a lot easier,” said coach Tim Cone.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 crownMuch maligned in Ginebra’s first two outings, Charles Garcia was finally able to showcase his game, dropping 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.Greg Slaughter also made his return from a severe ankle sprain and finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists in his first game since February. Japeth Aguilar racked 13 points and eight rebounds, and Scottie Thompson also had 11 for Ginebra, which improved to 1-2 for the conference ahead of its game against Phoenix on Sunday.Jarrid Famous wound up with 25 points and 17 rebounds, while Roi Sumang got 18 points and seven assists for the Elite.Paul Zamar also dropped 15 on a 4-of-5 three-point shooting in his PBA debut, but that couldn’t halt Blackwater’s slide to 0-5.The Scores:GINEBRA 105 — Ferrer 21, Garcia 18, J. Aguilar 13, Slaughter 12, Thompson 11, Tenorio 10, Caguioa 8, Mercado 8, R. Aguilar 2, Devance 2, Caperal 0, Manuel 0, Mariano 0, Taha 0.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident PBA IMAGESBIÑAN — Kevin Ferrer got going from downtown and sparked Ginebra’s 105-91 rout of Blackwater for its first win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Alonte Sports Arena here.The former UST Growling Tiger came off the bench and went on a 5-of-9 barrage from three to wound up with 21 points, five rebounds, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 BLACKWATER 91 — Famous 25, Sumang 18, Zamar 15, Maliksi 10, Erram 8, DiGregorio 7, Belo 4, Marcelo 2, Palma 2, Cruz 0, Jose 0, Pinto 0, Sena 0.Quarters: 32-27, 64-41, 87-65, 105-91.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES The scores:NU 86 — Clemente 23, Galinato 20, Joson 14, S. Ildefonso 13, Aquino 6, D. Ildefonso 4, Mosqueda 2, Tibayan 2, Gaye 1, Yu 1, Diputado 0, Gallego 0, Mangayom 0, Oczon 0, Sinclair 0.GILAS 81 — Paras 20, Tratter 16, Gomez de Liaño 13, Alejandro 11, R. Rivero 9, Ambohot 4, V. Tolentino 4, Tamayo 2, Tuffin 2, Go 0.Quarters: 21-26, 43-47, 66-63, 86-81. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNational University eliminated Gilas Pilipinas from playoff contention with an 86-81 escape in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Tuesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.John Lloyd Clemente unleashed 23 points, including the dagger basket that gave the Bulldogs an 85-79 cushion with 12.9 seconds left. Clemente also finished with seven rebounds and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Clemente also got ample support with rookie John Galinato adding 20 points and three assists, while Enzo Joson tallying 14 points, seven assists, and four boards.Shaun Ildefonso also contributed 13 points and five rebounds to help NU improve to 2-3 in Group A.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“We’re maturing right now,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin.“As I’ve been saying, this group of young men have the talent, the skill level. They’ll be very good in the coming years, but they are very young. We need to fasttrack our maturity and I think we’re maturing every game.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NU survived the late barrage from the cadets, who leaned on Kobe Paras. Paras anchored an 11-0 run that put Gilas in front, 77-72, with 3:52 remaining.But the Bulldogs responded with their own 11-0 surge behind Galinato, Joson, and Ildefonso to regain the lead, 83-77, with under 20 seconds to go.Gilas Pilipinas fell out of playoff contention as it dropped to a 1-5 card.Paras poured in nine of his 20 points in the belated fourth quarter fightback.Abu Tratter also had 16 points and seven rebounds, while Juan Gomez de Liaño had 13.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 MOST READ Manganti, Sarr push Adamson past Letran in Filoillast_img read more

first_imgThe Philippine Basketball Association has joined the displeased throng over the country’s nonparticipation in the coming Asian Games.Represented by seven board members and commissioner Willie Marcial in a press conference before Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday night, the league expressed its disappointment that it wasn’t even informed of the pullout which the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) finalized late Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Marcial and Barangay Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua agreed the PBA cannot suspend its tournaments to accommodate the Indonesia Asiad because the league would have to stop operations for two months.Chua also belied the widespread belief that the San Miguel group is stingy in lending its players, pointing out the Christian Standhardinger case in the Fiba 3×3 worlds where the Filipino-German rookie got injured.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’“I hope the fans understand, because we allowed Christian to play at the 3×3 worlds, where he got injured and we can’t play with him,” said Chua. “I think it’s a matter of scheduling. San Miguel and its teams are willing to lend [players].”The board also stressed that in earlier talks, the SBP, through Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes, said it wasn’t keen on sending PBA players to the Asiad because the cage body’s preference was for a sustained participation in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Zambo, Marikina post contrasting wins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet00:50Trending Articles04:31Suu Kyi appeals to ICJ not to impose int’l justice02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil France’s Tony Yoka is pictured after the official weighing in Paris on June 22, 2018 on the eve of his International Heavyweight fight over ten rounds against England’s Dave Allen The Palais des Sports in Paris. AFP PHOTO / Philippe LOPEZFrench heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka’s appeal against a one-year ban for doping violations was rejected on Tuesday, denting his hopes of winning a world title.The 26-year-old followed in the footsteps of British star Anthony Joshua by winning the Olympic super-heavyweight title two years ago in Rio de Janeiro.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ But he was handed a 12-month suspension last month by the French anti-doping agency for failing three times to provide necessary information on his whereabouts for out-of-competition drugs tests.Yoka appealed the case to the French Council of State, but the ban was upheld on Tuesday.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’“The casualness of the behaviour of Mr Yoka, who as an experienced sportsman is particularly informed of the importance of doping tests couldn’t be unaware from the first warning of the consequences of his carelessness, doesn’t allow us to seriously consider that the one-year suspension would be disproportionate,” read the judge’s order.Yoka says he is aiming to become the first Frenchman to win a world heavyweight title, a campaign he has dubbed “The Conquest” and for which he last year signed a four-year contract with French broadcaster Canal+, estimated at between 8 million and 10 million euros ($9.36 million to $11.7 million). Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The five-time Ballon d’Or winner joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in a 100-million-euro deal.Juve have now won their opening two games after last weekend’s 3-2 success against Chievo in Verona.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’“The danger today was getting swept up in the enthusiasm of the stadium for Ronaldo’s first game at the stadium,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.“We went from being frenetic at times to falling asleep at others. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img View comments (From L) Juventus’ French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, Juventus’ Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus’ Brazilian forward Douglas Costa celebrate after Mandzukic scored during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Lazio on August 25, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / Marco BERTORELLOCristiano Ronaldo is still waiting for his first competitive goal in Italy but the Portuguese superstar made a 2-0 winning home debut with Juventus as Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli came from two goals down to beat AC Milan 3-2 in the second round of Serie A action.Ronaldo, 33, unintentionally played a role in Mario Mandzukic’s second goal of the night on 75 minutes after Miralem Pjanic put the hosts in front at the Allianz Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT “We did not expect this start, we wanted a different calendar,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi blaming “basic errors” after defeats against the top two teams.Lazio had ended Juventus’s two-year unbeaten home Serie A run last year, but apart from a Luis Alberto shot after an hour they failed to threaten.In the first home game for the seven-time defending champions, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa started on the bench, with Allegri opting for Federico Bernardeschi and Mandzukic to spearhead the frontline with Ronaldo.World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi set up Ronaldo for the champions’ first chance after 19 minutes but it was Germany international Sami Khedira who rattled the woodwork with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha diving to clear a Bernardeschi angled drive.But the hosts broke through on the half-hour when Mandzukic knocked down a cross for Pjanic to power a half-volley into the corner.Ronaldo came close after 63 minutes but headed just wide after connecting with a Joao Cancelo cross and again threatened on 71 minutes but Strakosha tipped over.Cancelo then set up Ronaldo for what looked destined to be his first goal for his new club, but the Portuguese star failed to control the ball directly in front of goal with Mandzukic taking advantage to finish off.“He is the the best player in the world. For us it is something exceptional, we are very happy to play with him,” said Matuidi of Ronaldo. “Of course we’re going to help him, we’re going to help him score goals..“We will learn from his game. Juventus is another culture. For him, for us, to understand his game.  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 Rejuvenated Djokovic eyes US Open as ‘Big Four’ reunited Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “He is someone who goes forward very quickly, who is very mobile, we need to understand each other better. We will improve in that sense and I know he will score an enormous amount of goals.”In Saturday’s second Serie A game, Ancelotti got his first home win as Napoli coach as the southerners fought back from two goals down to edge AC Milan.Giacomo Bonaventura sensationally opened for  Milan after 15 minutes in the San Paulo Stadium with a Davide Calabria half-volley giving the visitors a two-goal advantage four minutes after the break.But last season’s runners-up turned it around in a second half with Piotr Zielinski bagging a brace and Dries Mertens sealing victory.Ancelotti spent most of his career at AC Milan with the 59-year-old winning three Serie A and four European titles as a player and coach with the northern giants.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m happy with the performance, it was our first head-to-head with one of the other big clubs and it went well.“Cristiano has been with us for 15 days, he worked well in the defensive phase and proved to be a smart lad. “He understood that the Italian championship is completely different from the Spanish one and he has understood the DNA of Juventus.“Then everyone is waiting for his goal, but I’m happy with what he did and how he is settling in because he is a very humble guy.”Lazio — fifth last season — have had their worst start in over a decade following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home against Napoli.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more