PVL: San Beda ends winless run, beats San Sebastian

first_imgNieza Viray and Satrriani Espiritu added 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Lady Red Spikers.Joyce Sta. Rita had 13 points to lead San Sebastian while Sofia Sarmiento added 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cesca Racraquin lit up for 18 points to lead all scorers for San Beda.San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino said all the losses finally lit the fire from under his players.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’“The players were well motivated because they seemed to really want this win after all those losses,” said Gavino in Filipino. “I told my team that this was a fight of pride because we’re both NCAA teams so we have to show the difference between us.”Not only did the Lady Red Spikers outperform the Lady Stags in the spikes department, 46-34, but they were also on point from the service line with 16 aces. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda snapped out of its fruitless start and dispatched San Sebastian in four sets, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers ended their three-game slump and got into the winning column while the Lady Stags are still winless after five games.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China gets back at misfiring Batang Gilas in battle for bronze Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

A look at the fallout from sports doctor scandal

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms Here’s a look at some of the individuals or organizations that have been charged, ousted, opted to quit, taken leaves or had ties cut:MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITYFEATURED 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’— Lou Anna Simon: The university president and school alumna resigned in January amid growing pressure from students, lawmakers and some members of the school’s governing board. She acknowledged being “the focus of this anger” but has denied any cover-up by the university. The governing board later hired former Michigan Gov. John Engler as its interim president .— Mark Hollis: The athletic director and a Michigan State alumnus called his January departure a retirement, but he, too, had faced pressure to leave. Hollis had been on the job for 10 years. He said he made the choice because of “the scope of everything,” adding that he hoped his departure would help the “healing process.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison after hundreds of woman and girls said he sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment, including while he worked for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. The school has already settled lawsuits totaling $500 million.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next — Valeri Liukin: The coordinator of the women’s national team for USA Gymnastics announced in early February that he was stepping down, less than 18 months after taking over for Martha Karolyi. Liukin said that while he wanted to help turn the program around, “the present climate causes me, and more importantly my family, far too much stress, difficulty and uncertainty.”— USA Gymnastics said in January that its entire board of directors would resign as requested by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The USOC had threatened to decertify the gymnastics organization that picks U.S. national teams and is the umbrella organization for hundreds of clubs across the country.— Steve Penny: The former president and CEO of the organization resigned under pressure in March 2017. He was replaced by Kerry Perry, who took over in December. TWISTARS GYMNASTICS CLUB— John Geddert: The owner of the Michigan club was suspended in January by USA Gymnastics and announced his retirement. He was the U.S. women’s coach at the 2012 Olympics. Geddert has said he had “zero knowledge” of Nassar’s crimes.KAROLYI RANCH— USA Gymnastics said in January that the ranch outside Huntsville , Texas, would no longer serve as the national training center where a number of gymnasts said Nassar abused them. Owners Martha and Bela Karolyi have since sued the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for a canceled sale of the property. They also have been named in lawsuits .— Debra Van Horn: Texas prosecutors in June filed sexual assault charges against Nassar and Van Horn, a trainer who worked at his side at the Karolyi ranch. She had also worked at Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics for 30 years. She was charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child. The local prosecutor said Van Horn was charged as “acting as a party” with Nassar, but didn’t elaborate.U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE— Scott Blackmun: The CEO resigned in February, citing difficulties with prostate cancer and the federation’s need to urgently move forward to deal with the sex abuse scandal. He was diagnosed with cancer earlier that winter. Blackmun left amid calls for his departure, including from two U.S. senators who said neither he nor the USOC at large properly reacted to sex abuse cases involving Nassar. The USOC is conducting an independent review of when Blackmun and others learned the details about abuse cases at USA Gymnastics and whether they responded appropriately. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ — Kathie Klages: The former head gymnastics coach resigned last year after she was suspended for defending Nassar over the years. Klages was charged Thursday with lying to police amid the investigation. She has denied allegations that former gymnast Larissa Boyce told her that Nassar had abused her in 1997, when Boyce was 16.— Brooke Lemmen: The former school doctor resigned last year after learning the university was considering firing her because she didn’t disclose that USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, was investigating Nassar.— William Strampel: The former dean of the university’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was charged in March amid allegations that he failed to keep Nassar in line, groped female students and stored nude student selfies on his campus computer. Strampel, who has also been named in lawsuits, announced in December that he was taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. The school announced that month it planned to fire Strampel. He ended up retiring June 30. He receives basic retiree health care coverage and got $175,000 — less money than he would have — while forfeiting emeritus status and other benefits typically accorded to retired executives. He is awaiting trial on the criminal charges.— Bob Noto: The university announced in February the departure of its longtime vice president for legal affairs. The school called it a retirement. Noto had been Michigan State’s general counsel since 1995. Trustee Brian Mosallam had sought Noto’s resignation.USA GYMNASTICSADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women’s 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)JAKARTA, Indonesia — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the “unification” flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event.The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games co-host city of Palembang, a day after the paddlers delivered the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team by taking bronze in the 200-meter dragon boat competition.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dropouts, withdrawals lead to calls for WTA rules changes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The gold was awarded to Korea — the name for the joint teams that are entered in rowing, canoeing and women’s basketball — rather than being added to the tally of either North or South Korea.The celebrations started as soon as the dragon-headed boat with its 10 paddlers, its drummer and its sweep crossed the line.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’Koreans hugged on the boat and on the banks along the course.South Korean news agency Yonhap quoted Kim Kwang Chol, a North Korean coach, as saying he “felt the strength of a unified nation when we came together, dedicated our minds to a single purpose, and paddled the boat forward.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 South Korean President Moon Jae-in posted praise on social media saying he was “very proud” of the team and that “young athletes who were pouring sweat training at Han River (South Korea) and young athletes who were dreaming about a gold medal while training at Taedong River (North Korea) came together to give joy to the entire Korean Peninsula.”The Koreas, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams in the three sports along with larger contingents for their respective national squads.Athletes from both countries paraded into the opening ceremony together last weekend behind the “unification” flag, which features the outline of the peninsula in blue on a white background. It took a week to reap the medals.Kim, the North Korean coach, said he wasn’t sure when he took his paddlers to South Korea for practice last month that they’d have enough time to prepare.“But I noticed that the North and South Korean athletes’ fighting spirit was so high after watching them train,” Kim was quoted as saying by Yonhap. “As I saw our boat going forward with the athletes’ combined effort and strength, I felt the united power of Korea.”ADVERTISEMENT There could be more gold for the Koreas, too, with the combined women’s basketball team reaching the semifinals.South and North Korea have entered joint teams in previous international events, starting with the 1991 table tennis world championships, and more recently at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The women’s Olympic ice hockey team gained huge support despite losing all of its games, and inspired more cooperation.The basketball team, featuring nine South Koreans and three players from the North, next plays Taiwan.North Korea produced a sister act when Olympic champion Rim Jong Sim won the 75-kilogram weightlifting division a day after her younger sibling Rim Un Sim won the 69-kilogram class.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

Now-vacant Gilas post not distracting Guiao from job at hand

first_imgChot Reyes’ decision to step down as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas thrust Yeng Guiao into the spotlight as a natural—and, most say, rightful—successor to the post. ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown France Davis Cup skipper says Nadal’s absence ‘changes everything’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Guiao’s stock also rose when the PBA opened its doors to him and several players shoed up for his practice sessions. That gave rise to talk that he could be the coach who could unite an often-fractured group of basketball stakeholders. But Guiao refused to comment on anything pending the job at hand, saying he will discuss everything with Gilas patron Manny V. Pangilinan and SBP president Al Panlilio “after our game in Qatar on Monday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 But the fiery NLEX mentor is not basking in all the attention, not with two important World Cup qualifying matches coming up. “I don’t have any thoughts about it right now,” Guiao told the Inquirer in a message Tuesday night from Tehran, where he is preparing Gilas Pilipinas for its showdown against Iran. “I’m focusing instead on our game vs Iran on Thursday.”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 ChrissReyes resigned as national coacjh Tuesday evening, saying he will now focus on the buildup of the squad for the 2023 World Cup which the country is hosting. Reyes announced his resignation on his Twitter account (@coachot), where he also cited the PBA’s decision to allow more players to suit up for the national team as a reason to move on. Reyes’ resignation also comes at the heels of reports that he is due to be replaced by Guiao, who gained favor with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas after whipping a two-week-old national team into competitive form despite its main man, NBA standout Jordan Clarkson, joining the squad five days before the start of the tournament. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Kobe Bryant named global ambassador for 2019 FIBA World Cup

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Infantino expects release of info from cyberattack on FIFA 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Growing up in Italy and spending many years visiting China, I have always appreciated the global impact that basketball has had on the positive development of young people,” said Bryant in Fiba’s press release. Bryant, often regarded as one of the best of all time, won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with Team USA in 2008 and 2012.Expected of his new role, Bryant will help promote the World Cup, be present in the Road to China 2019 activities, and spend time during the competition itself.The 2019 World Cup is also the first time in the competition’s history that 32 teams would compete for the trophy.“We’re thrilled and honored to have a basketball and sporting legend of Kobe Bryant’s caliber join us in building up to next year’s World Cup,” said Fiba President Horacio Muratore.“Kobe has proudly represented the USA on the world’s biggest stages, where he’s achieved the highest successes. As such, it’s only fitting to have him take on this role ahead of our biggest-ever competition,” Muratore added.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Bryant, who’s eligible for Hall of Fame induction in 2021, hoped that his mere presence in the games would help motivate the players from the 32 participating countries.“I’m honored FIBA has invited me to serve as an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019,” said Bryant. “I hope my participation inspires and motivates the best players from the 32 participating teams to represent their respective country on the world’s biggest stage. I look forward to seeing who will lift the trophy next year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown World, I’ve been watching! You want the #FIBAWC 🏆? Come and get it in China. #MambaMentality pic.twitter.com/QP4opTMeYi— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) October 31, 2018Kobe Bryant is officially retired from the game of basketball but that only concerns his physical presence on the court.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 ChrissFiba on Wednesday announced that the future Hall of Famer has been chosen as the global ambassador for the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup, joining Yao Ming as the face of the competition.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Former England, Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires at 37

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Cole won every domestic honor during his time at Chelsea, contributing to the west London club’s first English title in 50 years in 2005 under Jose Mourinho.A 2 1/2-year spell at Liverpool saw Cole make only 42 appearances, scoring five goals. A season-long return to West Ham was followed by spells at Aston Villa, Coventry and then the Rowdies in Florida.“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have played with some of the very best players of my era and even more fortunate to call a lot of them friends,” Cole said. “Winning trophies at Chelsea was particularly special for me. Those memories will live with me forever, as will the chance I had to share them with my family.“Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game. I feel I can offer a lot as a coach. To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”ADVERTISEMENT PH boxers Gabuco, Petecio begin AIBA women’s boxing campaign After impressing at West Ham, Cole made his England debut at 19 and went on to earn 56 caps and appear at three World Cups. Cole was part of England’s so-called Golden Generation, playing alongside David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.“I hope the next two decades are as special as my last 20 years as a professional have been,” Cole said. “A huge thanks to everyone who helped me along that path.”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 ChrissCole, a lifelong Chelsea supporter, joined West Ham at the age of eight and made 187 appearances, scoring 18 goals, in two spells, from 1998 to 2003 and 2013-14.He moved across London to Chelsea after West Ham’s relegation from the Premier League in 2003. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ FILE – In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan 21 2014, West Ham’s Joe Cole controls the ball during the English League Cup match against Manchester City at the Boleyn stadium in London. Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has retired from soccer, it is announced Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018, completing his career with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)LONDON — Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has retired from football.The 37-year-old Cole completed his career with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League, scoring 104 goals in 716 professional appearances for seven teams.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Petron remains unbeaten

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Earlier, University of the East dominated De La Salle-Dasmarinas, 25-11, 26-24, 25-13, while University of the Philippines ripped Far Eastern University, 25-20, 25-15, 25-19.Maizo-Pontillas tallied 13 points while Remy Palma had 11 for Petron.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 Chrisscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Creamline snags top seeding Defending champion Petron kept its immaculate slate intact after clobbering Sta. Lucia, 25-18, 27-25, 25-17, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Caloocan Sports Complex.Veteran Aiza Maizo-Pontillas carried the fight for the Blaze Spikers, who won an eighth straight match.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

A look at the unbeaten and the winless in college basketball

first_imgView comments Here’s a look at each of the remaining teams with a zero in either the win column or loss column:___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 ChrissFirst, the undefeated nine:BUFFALO LA SALLERecord: 0-10Best Game: The Explorers lost by one to Lafayette in the second game of the season, but the team’s most credible outing was probably an 85-78 loss to Villanova on Dec. 1.Why They’re Winless: The Explorers have allowed at least 75 points in every game, and opponents are shooting 51 percent against them.Possible Win: Next up for La Salle is that Dec. 21 matchup with Alabama A&M.MONMOUTHRecord: 0-11Best Game: Monmouth led in the final minute at Hofstra on Dec. 5 before losing 75-73.Why They’re Winless: It’s been quite a decline for the Hawks, who just two seasons ago won 27 games. Monmouth is shooting only 25 percent from 3-point range. In this day and age, it’s hard to accomplish anything with a number like that.Possible Win: Monmouth hosts Saint Peter’s on Jan. 5. The Peacocks have only two wins themselves.MOUNT ST. MARY’SRecord: 0-9Best Game: Only one of the team’s defeats has been by single digits, and that was against Lehigh. The best performance for Mount St. Mary’s was probably an 85-71 loss to St. John’s on Dec. 5. It was a two-point game midway through the second half.Why They’re Winless: Opponents are shooting 41 percent from 3-point range against the Mountaineers. They have plenty of other problems, too, but that certainly isn’t helping.Possible Win: Mount St. Mary’s faces Division III Wilson College on Saturday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Record: 9-0Best Start Since: 1930-31. Not a misprint. Buffalo went undefeated that season, finishing 15-0.Highlight So Far: CJ Massinburg scored 43 points to lift Buffalo to a 99-94 overtime win at West Virginia on Nov. 9.Why They’re Unbeaten: Massinburg leads the way, but the Bulls also have three other players with scoring averages in double figures. They routed Arizona in last season’s NCAA Tournament and have picked up where they left off.Upcoming Challenge: Buffalo isn’t shying away from tough nonconference matchups. The Bulls play at Syracuse and Marquette next week.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FURMANRecord: 11-0Best Start Since: This is the best start in school history.Highlight So Far: Furman won at Villanova on Nov. 17, 76-68 in overtime .Why They’re Unbeaten: Jordan Lyons leads the Paladins in scoring at 18.4 points per game. That includes a 54-point outing against Division II North Greenville in November in which he made 15 3-pointers. Matt Rafferty had 15 points and 17 rebounds in the Villanova game.Upcoming Challenge: The Paladins still aren’t in the top 100 in the rankings at kenpom.com, so some skepticism is in order. They play at LSU on Dec. 21.HOUSTONRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 1969-70. Houston started 9-0 that season, then later had an 11-game winning streak that ended with a loss in the regional semifinals.Highlight So Far: The Cougars beat a nationally ranked Oregon team 65-61 on Dec. 1 , the night they opened their new $60 million arena. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ALABAMA A&MRecord: 0-9Best Game: Alabama A&M lost 70-66 in overtime at Northwestern State on Nov. 23.Why They’re Winless: This start is nothing new for the Bulldogs, who haven’t won a nonconference game since the 2015-16 season. The game against Northwestern State was their highest-scoring output this season.Possible Win: Alabama A&M faces another winless team, La Salle, on Dec. 21, but that game is in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A more likely victory is the home matchup with Jackson State on Jan. 5. The Bulldogs beat Jackson State a season ago.COPPIN STATERecord: 0-11Best Game: The Eagles took James Madison to overtime on Nov. 29 before losing 81-71.Why They’re Winless: The Eagles have awful offensive numbers in a variety of categories, including points per game (58.1), field goal percentage (36.4) and turnovers per game (16.9).Possible Win: Coppin State begins its MEAC schedule at home against Savannah State on Jan. 5. “Little League for esports” hopes to organize youth gaming 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 ST. JOHN’SRecord: 9-0Best Start Since: 1990-91. Lou Carnesecca was the coach and Malik Sealy was a captain on a team that also started 9-0.Highlight So Far: None of the victories have been all that eye-catching, but beating Rutgers by 19 on the road Nov. 16 was a strong effort.Why They’re Unbeaten: Star guard Shamorie Ponds is the player to watch for the Red Storm. He’s averaging 22 points a game and shooting 53 percent from the field.Upcoming Challenge: St. John’s starts Big East play at Seton Hall on Dec. 29.TEXAS TECHRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 2009-10. Then coached by Pat Knight, the Red Raiders started 9-0 but ultimately finished 19-16 after losing in the NIT quarterfinals.Highlight So Far: Nebraska has looked pretty impressive lately, but Texas Tech handled the Cornhuskers 70-52 on Nov. 20. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Best Start Since: 2012-13. The Wolverines started 16-0 and ended up going all the way to the national title game.Highlight So Far: Michigan went on the road and routed Villanova 73-46 on Nov. 14 in a rematch of last season’s NCAA championship game.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Wolverines were one of the best defensive teams in the country last season, and they might be even better now thanks to the emergence of 7-foot-1 Jon Teske. Freshman Iggy Brazdeikis has helped Michigan withstand Moe Wagner’s departure to the NBA.Upcoming Challenge: Michigan resumes Big Ten play in January, but even then the schedule is reasonably forgiving until a visit to Wisconsin on Jan. 19.NEVADARecord: 10-0Best Start Since: 1951-52, when Nevada started 14-0 playing a schedule that looked a lot different than it does now.Highlight So Far: The Wolf Pack knocked off Arizona State 72-66 on Friday night in Los Angeles. Nevada trailed by 16 in the first half.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Wolf Pack have experience with Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin, and they don’t beat themselves. Nevada averages only 9.1 turnovers a game.Upcoming Challenge: This unbeaten run could go on a while. There seems to be a substantial gap between Nevada and the rest of the Mountain West, but a trip to Fresno State on Jan. 12 could provide a test. Why They’re Unbeaten: The Red Raiders are allowing opponents to shoot just 34 percent from the field, and they have a plus-48 turnover differential through eight games. Jarrett Culver is the top scorer.Upcoming Challenge: Texas Tech plays Duke on Dec. 20 in New York.VIRGINIARecord: 9-0Best Start Since: 2014-15, when Virginia started 19-0 and lost only twice during the regular season.Highlight So Far: The Cavaliers have played a forgiving schedule, but a 53-46 win over Wisconsin on a neutral floor Nov. 23 was an impressive result.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Cavaliers were roundly mocked after losing to 16th-seeded UMBC in last season’s NCAA Tournament, but it’s still business as usual for coach Tony Bennett’s defensive-minded team. Opponents have managed only 51 points per game.Upcoming Challenge: Virginia opens ACC play against Florida State on Jan. 5, but that game is at home. Trips to Duke and North Carolina loom later.___The last remaining winless teams: Why They’re Unbeaten: The Cougars came within a buzzer beater of a Sweet 16 berth last season. Guards Armoni Brooks and Corey Davis are each averaging 16.5 points per game.Upcoming Challenge: The Cougars host LSU on Wednesday night. Their conference schedule includes trips to Central Florida (Feb. 7) and Cincinnati (March 10).KANSASRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 2010-11. Kansas began that season with 18 straight wins and kept right on rolling until a loss to Virginia Commonwealth in the regional finals.Highlight So Far: The Jayhawks began the season in style, beating Michigan State 92-87 in Indianapolis on Nov. 6.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Jayhawks narrowly escaped in overtime against Tennessee and Stanford, but the talent level is obvious. Junior Dedric Lawson is averaging 19.1 points and 10.6 rebounds.Upcoming Challenge: Kansas hosts defending national champion Villanova on Saturday. The Jayhawks also play at Arizona State on Dec. 22.MICHIGANRecord: 10-0 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Furman’s Mike Bothwell (3) brings the ball up the court while defended by Charleston Southern’s Sean Price during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men’s college basketball. And it’s a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game.Getting this far without a loss is no small feat. Just ask Gonzaga, which knocked off Duke and Creighton before finally losing to Tennessee last weekend.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

James Harden has Rockets rolling with visit to Warriors looming

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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Somebody said the other day that we can only win if he scores 40. OK, that’s kind of a bad thing, but the good thing is he can score 40 every night, so we’re OK with that,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said.“Tell him to keep going.”NEW YEAR, OLD HOMEKawhi Leonard’s first trip of the new year is to his old home.The Toronto Raptors visit San Antonio on Thursday for what became one of the most anticipated games of this NBA season this summer when the Spurs gave Leonard the exit he had been seeking, trading him to the Raptors.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Deandre Ayton will finish his strong December by testing himself against the NBA champions. Then he opens January against a different kind of test — perhaps the toughest in the league at his position.The rookie center squares off for the second time against Joel Embiid on Wednesday when the Phoenix Suns host the Philadelphia 76ers.Luka Doncic might already have too much hype and highlights to be caught in the Rookie of the Year race, but Ayton’s strong play certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. The No. 1 pick scored a season-high 33 points on 16-of-20 shooting and added 14 rebounds Saturday in a 122-118 loss to Denver, after he came into the game averaging 16 points and nearly 12 boards for the month.“You can feel game-to-game he is getting better,” coach Igor Kokoskov said last week. “He is working on his game. He is a very dedicated player. It was just a matter of time.”That improvement has helped the Suns go 5-4 in their last nine games — one more victory than they had during a brutal 4-24 start.After facing Golden State on Monday, it’s on to his second matchup with Embiid, one of the league’s biggest talkers who was already chirping about Ayton even before he’d played his first game. After the former Arizona star was compared to him in June, Embiid wrote on Twitter: “Don’t compare Ayton to me either. I play DEFENSE.” He then told ESPN in a preseason interview that Ayton was “about to get his (butt) kicked.”Embiid had 33 points to Ayton’s 17 in the 76ers’ victory in Philadelphia in November.___ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Serena Williams wins Perth season-opener ahead of Grand Slam tilt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leonard was the NBA Finals MVP when the Spurs won their last championship in 2014 and had become one of the league’s most complete players by last season. But he was limited to nine games because of a quadriceps injury and his relationship with the organization became strained.The Spurs dealt him along with mainstay Danny Green to Toronto, getting All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan back.Leonard led Toronto to the best record in the league for most of the season and the two-time Defensive Player of the Year’s absence has shown on the Spurs’ defense, long one of the league’s best but well back in the rankings now.While the game Thursday is the most newsworthy, it’s not the most important of the week for Toronto. The Raptors follow it Saturday by visiting the Milwaukee Bucks, who have inched ahead of them for the NBA’s best record and have won both meetings this season.OTHER GAMES TO WATCH THIS WEEK:Orlando at Charlotte, Monday. Magic coach Steve Clifford returns to face the team he coached for five seasons.Oklahoma City at Lakers, Wednesday. Chance for Californians Russell Westbrook and Paul George to put on a show for the fans back home.Atlanta at Milwaukee, Friday. Mike Budenholzer’s move from Atlanta to Milwaukee couldn’t look much better.Dallas at Philadelphia, Saturday. The reigning Rookie of the Year (Ben Simmons) against the player (Luka Doncic) who could succeed him.AYTON IN ACTION Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Rockets try to wrap up a perfect month at home Monday against Memphis, then visit Golden State for the first time since the Western Conference finals, having recovered from a rough start thanks to Harden’s torrid stretch.He has scored 40 points in three straight games and 35 or more in seven straight, the longest streak since LeBron James did it in nine in a row in 2006. The NBA scoring leader’s quest to repeat as MVP is clearly on track.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 ChrissAnd after a poor start, so are the Rockets (20-15). They have won four straight and nine of their last 10 games overall, and are 8-0 at home in December after dropping their first four games at the Toyota Center.Just like Game 6 of the West finals, when they blew a double-digit lead, they will play at Golden State for Thursday’s nationally televised game without Chris Paul because of a hamstring injury. But instead of what had been a shaky season getting worse, the Rockets have surged in his absence because of Harden. View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) congratulates guard Austin Rivers (25) after Rivers’ three-point basket late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Houston. Houston won 113-109. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)James Harden and the Houston Rockets were one half away from the NBA Finals last time they played at Oracle Arena.The way the Rockets are rolling now, they might just get another shot at the champs this postseason.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

PBA: Phoenix stays hot, escapes NLEX for 5-0 start

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Matthew Wright. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Phoenix held off an undermanned but pesky NLEX side, 83-82, and solidified its grip of the lead in 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Matthew Wright came through in the fourth minute of the payoff period to help the Fuel Masters regain control and erect a six-point lead going into the homestretch.ADVERTISEMENT Padda system ‘more on track than ever’ as Adamson begins life without key players Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Jason Perkins and Abueva both tallied double-double performances. Last season’s rookie of the year finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds while the latter had 13 and 11.Galanza and Philip Paniamogan conspired for a short burst to keep Phoenix within striking range. They combined for 17 markers.The last team that made a 5-0 start in the conference—the Beermen—were eventually crowned as champions.“Oh my God,” Alas said with a chuckle in reaction to the trivia.NLEX, who is nursing the loss of an injured Kevin Alas, slid to a 2-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Road Warriors are going into a long break before taking on conference champion San Miguel on March 8, at the Big Dome.The scores:PHOENIX 83 – Wright 17, Perkins 14, Abueva 13, Mendoza 8, Jazul 8, Chua 6, Mallari 6, Revilla 3, Kramer 2, Marcelo 2, Napoles 2, Dennison 2, Gamboa 0.NLEX 82 – Quinahan 14, Galanza 12, Erram 11, Fonacier 9, Baguio 9, Lao 8, Ighalo 6, Porter 6, Paniamogan 5, Taulava 2, Tiongson 0, Magat 0, Tallo 0.Quarter scores: 24-12, 45-44, 67-70, 83-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Calvin Abueva preserved Wright’s heroics with a game-saving block on Road Warriors’ Bong Galanza with a second left on the clock, which also helped keep Phoenix’s run in the all-Filipino contest unscathed for five games.“I knew going into this game that it will be a tough match because they have four reliable big men,” head coach Louie Alas told the press.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We’re at the phase that we’re going to begin to face the league’s elite teams,” Alas said. “We’ll begin with Rain or Shine this Sunday. Good thing, they’re going to play back-to-back games. They’re the hottest team after us.”Wright finished the game with 17 points, six assists, and five rebounds. 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more