UWI look to impress again

first_img ADVANTAGE UWI – 5:30 p.m. – Boys’ Town vs Humble Lion at National Stadium – 8 p.m. – Tivoli Gardens vs Harbour View at National Stadium Tomorrow’s games Today’s games – 3:30 p.m. – Maverley-Hughenden vs Montego Bay United at Constant Spring Complex – 3:30 p.m. – Reno vs Arnett Gardens at STETHS Complex – 3 p.m. – Jamalco vs Portmore United at Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon – 3:30 p.m. – Waterhouse vs UWI FC at Drewsland Stadium The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC will look to continue their surprising run in the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season when they tackle Waterhouse FC in the third-round preliminary stage at the Drewsland Stadium today at 3:30 p.m. Both teams are at different ends of the 12-team elite league and are coming off victories in last week’s round. UWI clipped Tivoli Gardens 3-2 at Edward Seaga Complex, while Waterhouse edged Maverley-Hughenden 2-1 in a fierce Boulevard derby at Drewsland. UWI are on 42 points alongside Tivoli and reigning champions Montego Bay United (MBU) in the race for top-six qualification. However, Tivoli enjoy a better goal difference ahead of UWI and MBU. UWI FC hold the advantage heading to the game. They defeated Waterouse 1-0 in the first round and 1-0 in the second round, and are highly favoured to come away with three points again. Coach of UWI FC, Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle, is a former Waterhouse assistant coach and has used his knowledge of the opponents to good effect. Waterhouse will look for a win in order to remain in the hunt for a top-two finish that will give them automatic semi-final places. They will rely on key players such as captain Rochane Smith, Girvon Brown, who netted in his return to the club following a stint in El Salvador, Keammar Daley and big defender Patrick Brown. Meanwhile, Waterhouse moved out of the relegation zone after the win against Maverley-Hughenden and are unbeaten in the last three games. They will enter the game full of confidence. With that scenario, the game could be a treat for spectators. Waterhouse’s main players include veteran Irvino English, Rodave Murray, Neicko Williams and captain Romario Campbell. In another game, Reno will entertain Arnett Gardens in a crucial encounter at the St Elizabeth Technical High School playing field. Reno are coming off a good win against MBU in St Elizabeth and will be on the hunt for another three points at their new home.last_img read more

PENN RELAYS 2017 – Ja at the double in 4x400m

first_img Fitzroy Dunkley made up a 10 metres deficit on the final leg as Jamaica stunned their rivals in the men’s 4x400m. Jamaica won in 3:03.14, USA were second in 3:03.25 and Bahamas, third in 3:06.20. In the women’s 4x400m, Jamaica crossed the line in 3:28.32 , ahead of the United States,  3:29.30. Bahamas and Nigeria failed to finish. Jamaica’s team in running order was Stephenie McPherson,  Shericka Jackson, Dawnalee Loney and Janieve Russell. PHILADELPHIA  Pennsylvania Jamaica captured the men’s and women’s 4×400 metres in the USA vs The World contest at the Penn Relays a short while ago.last_img read more

Roach says Gesta ‘looking good’ ahead of world title bout

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “He’s looking good so far. I feel we can win this fight, this is a good opportunity for us and we have to take advantage of it as much as we can,” said Roach in a report from BoxingScene.com.Gesta (31-1-2) fought for World title only once when he lost to then IBF World lightweight champion in December 2012.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 folkSince then, though, Gesta has strung together a six-fight unbeaten streak with his bout against Carlos Molina in 2015 the only one ending in a draw.Linares (43-3-0), however, is considered as one of the top fighters in the lightweight division and won his last 12 fights including six World title bouts from 2014. “We’re in a real tough fight, my guy is definitely getting ready for this fight,” said Roach who trained legendary fighters like Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar Dela Hoya, and Miguel Cotto.“We’re going over a lot of strategy, we started sparring and it went well. We still have a lot of time to work a little more.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Balkman gets ‘chance for ‘redemption’ with Alab stint OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone If Freddie Roach is to be believed, Filipino slugger Mercito Gesta can score an upset win over WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares.Roach has been hard at work preparing Gesta for the biggest fight of the 30-year-old’s career on January 27 and the Hall of Fame trainer said there will be surprises come fight night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

UAAP baseball: Adamson turns back La Salle to end 8-year title drought

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 UAAP Baseball champions. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAdamson University snapped an eight-year dry spell after stunning De La Salle, 13-6, in the title-clinching Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 baseball finals Friday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The win marked the Soaring Falcons’ 11th title, and the first since the 2009-2010 academic year, putting them at a tie with University of the Philippines for third-most titles in the league behind University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University that have 24 and 13 championships, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ But before Adamson cruised to the Game 2 victory, however, the Falcons first had to erase La Salle’s 5-0 lead in the third inning.The Falcons then went into survival mode in the bottom of the third scoring four runs to cut the deficit to 5-4.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 folkAdamson then ramped up the ante in the next three innings, scoring six for the 13-5 lead and only allowing the Green Batters to salvage a run at the top of the eighth.Jerome Yenson, the Falcons’ starting pitcher in Game 1, ultimately forced a swing and a miss at the top of the ninth to clinch Adamson’s championship.center_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown UAAP softball: Adamson beats UST to force winner-take-all Game 3 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Prime time: LeBron defying age, better than ever at 33

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Despite no longer having Kyrie Irving at his side. Despite an injury-riddled season in which the Cavaliers’ roster morphed twice and despite being surrounded by a supporting cast that included rookies and just three holdovers from Cleveland teams he dragged to three straight NBA Finals, James played every game and powered through his 15th pro season like it was another helpless defender in the lane.By investing millions into maintaining his body and with a work ethic that has pushed him since childhood, James seems intent on challenging basketball’s natural cycle of aging.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 crownAt 33, and on the eve of making a run at his eighth straight Finals, James is not slowing down. He remains the game’s best all-around player, most dominant force. Still, the one to beat. Still, the player most capable of carrying a team to playoff victories. Still, the most likely player — sorry Messrs. Westbrook, Harden, Curry and Durant — to make a play that wins a game or a series.“It doesn’t seem like he gets old,” said Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown. “He just doesn’t go away.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Wizards’ Meeks suspended 25 games for positive drug test Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While Cleveland’s season was highly irregular, James had another brilliant one.He averaged 27.5 points — his highest total since 2010 — and established career-highs in assists (9.1), rebounds (8.6) and played the full slate of games for the first time. He led the league in total points, minutes played, surpassed 30,000 career points, recorded 18 triple-doubles and was the league’s second-leading scorer in the fourth quarter (7.5 points).The three-time champion also extended his record of scoring at least 10 points to 873 games, a mark once owned by Michael Jordan (862), the player James has spent his entire adulthood being compared to and the one he has equaled on many measures.Jordan was not done at 33, winning three more titles. But his game aged differently. Jordan relied more on jumpers as he got older and ceded tough defensive assignments to other Bulls. James continues to take over games physically, particularly late, and he never hesitates to defend the opponents’ toughest scorers. And the Bulls never counted on their general to rebound or dish out assists as the Cavs lean on James.James has done it all amid a strange, soap-opera-like season for Cleveland, which endured injuries, illnesses, trades and tribulations from late last summer until early spring.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina As far as Brown’s concerned, James is the new standard.“I don’t see any decline athletically and then watch it, the trend that he’s now shooting and making 3s, so you feel that he just keeps getting better,” Brown said before James scored 44 with 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Sixers. “The fact that he can play that many minutes, that many games, seemingly not missing a beat. He is amazing.“In my opinion, he is the best player to have ever played our sport. And he just keeps getting better. And I say that with tremendous respect to lots of other people. That’s a hell of a comment that I don’t throw out recklessly. And I just feel like his body of work makes me feel very confident and comfortable saying that. He’s playing arguably his best basketball.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “As the Land Turns is what I call it,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who returned from an illness just last week.Following Wednesday’s regular-season finale, James stamped this as-yet-unfinished season a personal triumph.“It’s the best I’ve felt all season and I’ve got the numbers to back it up and I’ve got the wins to back it up as well,” he said. “I’ve just tried to be available to my teammates every single night and do everything that I could to win ball games. Either by scoring, by rebounding, by defending, by assisting, taking charges, whatever the case may be. Statistically it all speaks for itself.”While amassing those numbers, James has seemingly paused the aging process. Of course, it helps that he has a nutritionist, personal trainer, masseuse, cryogenic chamber and 21st century technology to keep him one step ahead of Father Time.Cavaliers forward Kendrick Perkins, who was drafted in 2003 after James, is awed by his friend’s commitment and dedication. Perkins was stunned to learn James invests upward of $2 million per year on his body.“It’s crazy. I watch how he takes care of his body, I watch how he gets treatment around the clock,” said Perkins. “But it shows and that’s why he’s able to do what he’s been doing at this age. Everybody will be like, ‘Man, ‘Bron got to be doing something,’ and I’m like, ‘No, he actually put in the groundwork and everything you see is because he sacrificed.’ It’s amazing to watch.”James isn’t done, not even close, and earlier this season he described re-writing the narrative that players in their early 30s have reached their prime.“Hopefully I can break the mold, so when the next guy comes, he can still get $200 or $300 million and be 33 years old,” he said. “I’m serious. This is the mold I’m trying to break. It’s not just about me, it’s for the next crew. I want it all.”And what James wants, he usually gets.He has meticulously worked at his craft, refining his game, adding weapons. This season, James posted a career-high in 3-pointers, and according to Basketball-Reference.com , he made a higher percentage of shots from beyond 28 feet than any player — including Stephen Curry — since 2001. LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) jumps by Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) on his way to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. At 33, an age when athletes are either eroding, completely washed up or staring retirement straight in the eyes, James is flourishing with zero signs of decline. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr., File)CLEVELAND — LeBron James emerged from a chaotic, complex season unscathed — better than ever.Still the NBA’s undisputed king.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Pelicans beat Blazers to go up 2-0

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 Holiday also had nine assists for the Pelicans, while Rajon Rondo came close to his 11th postseason triple-double with had 16 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Anthony Davis added 22 points and 13 rebounds.CJ McCollum, who struggled with backcourt teammate Damian Lillard in the opener, rebounded with 22 points to lead the Blazers.Portland trailed by as many as 11 points in the third quarter but Lillard hit a 3-pointer and added a free throw to tie the game at 93 with 7:31 left. Holiday’s pull-up jumper and Rondo’s driving layup kept the Blazers from pulling ahead.Maurice Harkless dunked and Al-Farouq Aminu had a layup to re-tie the game at 97. After Holiday’s hook shot, Harkless made a 3-pointer to give Portland a 100-99 lead.Nikola Mirotic and Holiday each hit 3-pointers to put the Pelicans back in front 105-100 with 1:35 remaining and Portland couldn’t catch up. Fans at the Moda Center booed at the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Pelicans: Holiday had 12 points in the first quarter alone. … Davis had scored 25 or more in his first five post-season games. He came up a game shy tying LeBron James for the second-longest streak to begin a career, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 14 straight, according to Elias.Trail Blazers: The third seed in the West has won its first-round series for the past four seasons. … Portland had home-court advantage in the playoffs for the first time since 2009. … Fans at the Moda Center were clearly upset with the officiating, taunting the refs with a chant in the final quarter.QUOTABLE: “We’ve still got two more games to win, so we’re not celebrating anything,” Gentry said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lillard finished with 17 points for the Blazers, who were hurt in the third quarter when starters Jusuf Nurkic (left leg) and Evan Turner (right toe) left the game.The third-seeded Blazers, in the playoffs for the fifth straight year, dropped the first game against the Pelicans 97-95, becoming the highest seed to lose at the start of the opening round.Davis had 35 points and Rondo had 17 assists to tie the franchise record. Lillard and McCollum combined to shoot just 13 for 41 in the opener.Lillard said he expected more out of himself.“Coming into the playoffs, you know teams are going to lock in and they’re going to try to make the game hard for you,” he said.Portland got a boost in Game 2 with the return of Harkless for first time since he had a minor procedure on his left knee in late March. He missed 11 games.McCollum shook off the Game 1 struggles, hitting four of eight from the floor in the opening quarter. His layup tied the game at 21 and then he dished to Harkless for the dunk to put the Blazer in front.Portland led 35-30 after rookie Zach Collin’s bank shot and the Blazers led by as many as nine points before taking a 59-54 lead into halftime.Davis made a short jumper from out front to give the Pelicans a 65-64 lead. Portland was hurt a short time later when Nurkic limped off the court and into the locker room. When he returned to the bench, he was flexing his left leg. He iced his leg the rest of the game.TIP INS: LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Holiday struggled at times with injuries after coming to the Pelicans in 2013. Then in early 2016 he took a leave of absence when doctors discovered that his wife, former U.S. national soccer team player Lauren Holiday, had a brain tumor while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.“He’s been through some tough times, the first year he’s injured, he’s on minute restrictions through the greater part of the season, and then everybody’s familiar with the situation with his wife and what they had to go through there,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “Everybody’s healthy and in a good place now so I think mentally he’s in a good place.”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 crownHoliday played Tuesday night with emotion he did not often show earlier in his career. He agreed that it felt a weight has been lifted.“My family’s the most important thing to me, and with them being OK I can come back to the team freely and be able to help them out now,” Holiday said. “It’s been fun. I feel like my teammates and the organization definitely helped me out coming back from things with my family, and even the injuries, with being able to play and being able to perform at the peak I’m performing.” Warriors’ Iguodala has a knack for big playoff performancescenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments 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 New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, center, guard Rajon Rondo, right, and forward E’Twaun Moore, left, celebrate during the second half of Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland, Ore. The Pelicans won 111-102. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Removed from the turbulence that marked his previous seasons in New Orleans, Jrue Holiday is in a good place — and it shows.Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points as the Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night. The series shifts to New Orleans on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets

first_imgAs for Curry?“I think we both blocked that whole year out of our memory,” the two-time MVP quipped.No arguing they both appreciate Thompson’s no-fear shooting approach and ability to almost single-handedly turn the tide of a game with a timely 3-pointer or two — or nine.Once Golden State got going in transition, following clutch defensive stops, Thompson found the looks he so prefers from long range.“I feel like we’re the best team in the world and most fun team in the world to watch when we’re pushing that ball, getting defensive stops and making plays,” he said. “We’ve got too much talent not just to hit singles like Coach always says. Trust the next man ahead of us. It will end up working in our favor most of the time.”Thompson shot 13 for 23 and 9 of 14 from deep as the Warriors responded from an early 17-point deficit to dominate James Harden and Houston the final three quarters, outscoring the Rockets 93-47 after trailing 39-22 at the end of the first.Thompson went a combined 20 of 32 from 3-point range in those two impressive Game 6 shows, Saturday and in 2016.“I think Klay doesn’t worry too much about repercussions. He doesn’t worry about judgment and results. I think he just loves to play,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s so comfortable in his own skin. I just think he wants to go out there and hoop, and he doesn’t worry about much else. So the pressure doesn’t seem to bother him much. He just competes and plays. As I said, the two-way ability of this guy hounding the MVP of the league, most likely, all game, and continuing to rain down 3-pointers, he’s amazing.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson reacts after making a shot against the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. APOAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver.It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 awardcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Now, he just keeps shooting. Whenever he feels like it, from wherever. No conscience. A hand or two in his face, no matter.“I was not always like this. I used to be so hard on myself, especially early in my career,” Thompson said. “… I learned, as I get older, if you play with passion, you play hard, and you leave the game saying I gave everything I have tonight in those 48 minutes, you can live with the result.”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 Warriors’ season lives on largely thanks to Thompson’s shooting touch. Golden State is one win from a fourth straight NBA Finals, headed back to Houston for Monday night’s Game 7.He came through with the defending champions’ season on the line in another do-or-die Game 6, just as he did two years ago at Oklahoma City. This time he scored 35 points with nine 3-pointers as the Warriors rallied with a huge second half to beat the Rockets 115-86 on Saturday night to force a deciding game in the Western Conference finals. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil His defense shined, too. Oh, and the typically subdued Thompson let his emotions flow for all to see: He flexed his biceps Draymond Green style, pumped his arms like Kevin Durant and yelled out the way Stephen Curry often does at Oracle Arena.Thompson has long been content to be the understated All-Star among the four in Golden State’s starting lineup.“I just wanted to play with as much passion as I could tonight. Probably sounded more vocal than I usually am,” Thompson acknowledged. “When your back’s against the wall, if your shot’s not falling, you can always control your passion and how hard you play. Usually when I do that, it trickles over to other aspects of my game.”Curry’s Splash Brother did it in 2016 when he scored 41 points against Durant’s former Thunder team with the Warriors facing elimination. They went on to win Game 7 before falling to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in a seven-game NBA Finals.Durant had no interest in recollecting, smiling and laughing with Curry as he said, “next question.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Serena Williams launches fashion collection of her own

first_imgSerena Williams of the U.S. walks back to the baseline after returning a shot against Krystina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)NEW YORK — Serena Williams has launched a fashion collection soon after participating in her first major tennis tournament in 16 months, dressed in a black “warrior princess” catsuit, no less.But don’t look for her French Open outfit among the athleisure, office and evening clothes on her new namesake website, the only place her duds are available.ADVERTISEMENT Mother of G League player who died sues NBA, Pistons Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 awardcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Following collaborations with HSN and Nike, Williams’ “Serena” line includes an “S” motif and comfortable price points.The letter adorns bralettes and high briefs, along with a T-shirt with the name of her childhood home, Compton.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 crownShe says she hopes to inspire women to own their own “s” words, like strong, sexy, sophisticated, sassy, smart, silly and spontaneous.Prices range from $40 for the logo T-shirt to $215 for a gold and black anorak jacket. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Reigning national champs stamp class early, post 2-0 start in Santa Ana

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Also making it to the semis are Harbor Pilot-Cebu’s Therese Ramas and Dij Gutierrez, and Tuguegarao’s Charo Soriano and Bea Tan.Ramas and Gutierrez made quick work of Far Eastern’s MJ Ebro and Ivana Agudo, 21-7, 21-11, and Singapore’s Tin Lai Ng and Tan Shiang Theng, 21-15, 21-13.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 crownSoriano and Tan overcame Ng and Theng, 22-20, 21-15, before scoring a 21-14, 21-16 conquest of Ebro and Agudo. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SANTA ANA, CAGAYAN —Davao’s Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario of Davao notched two victories Saturday to lead Philippine semifinalists in the Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open here.Catubag and Quilario, the reigning BVR women’s national champions, turned back Hong Kong’s Chan Mei Kit and Yip Wai Yan, 21-10, 21-13, and Iloilo’s DM Demontaño and Jackie Estoquia, 21-13, 21-19, to seize the Group B lead in the tournament presented by Cagayan Economic Zone Authority and First Cagayan Leisure Resorts.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Inexperience, not physicality, the issue so far for Gilas in Fiba 3×3 World Cup Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Ayo, Tigers undeterred by UAAP opening defeat: ‘The loss will make us better’

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jarin finally beats Ayo in UAAP but coaches downplay rivalry 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES NU, for its part, went 32-of-75 from the field and 5-of-19 from deep.A good thing that came out of that loose cannon shooting spree is UST’s terrific rebounding with a distinct 59-49 advantage over the Bulldogs.Ayo said they are determined to bounce back from a disappointing debut and repay the trust and support the Thomasian community have given his team.“We’re going to work hard, play hard for UST because the community deserves a good showing because they’ve supported us so much,” said Ayo.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEPTEMBER 8, 2018: UST Coach Aldin Ayo. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonA simple opening day loss isn’t something that will easily upset University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.Aldin Ayo, the Growling Tigers’ hardened head coach, said their 76-70 loss to National University on Saturday still served its purpose for the growth of the team.ADVERTISEMENT “I told the boys that the loss will make us better,” said Ayo. “This is our first game, we still have 13 more games so we can still adjust.”“The good thing is the guys haven’t lost spirit and we won’t be shaken by this defeat,” added Ayo in Filipino.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 major reason behind UST’s defeat to NU was the team’s terrible shooting.UST shot the ball 90 times and made just 26 of those attempts. The Growling Tigers also had a dismal showing from beyond the arc going 5-of-34. View commentslast_img read more