Alab Pilipinas signs ‘proven winner’ Ravena

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Before the Dubai tournament, Parks suited up for the Texas Legends in the NBA Developmental League.After losing in their first two meetings, Alab Pilipinas tries to snap out of its slump against the Saigon Heat on Sunday at CIS Arena in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UST sends NU reeling to third straight loss Photo from fiba.comAlab Pilipinas is getting a huge boost late in the ASEAN Basketball League season with the addition of amateur star Kiefer Ravena.Head coach Mac Cuan welcomed Ravena’s acquisition especially amid Alab Pilipinas’ two-game losing skid.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES With Ravena’s addition, Alab gets another potent offensive option in the backcourt aside from Ray Parks.“It is big for the team because we have another play maker,” Cuan told INQUIRER.net in a text message. “It will help Ray Parks, because now the defense can’t just focus on him and it will free him up on the offense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Plus, he’s is a proven winner.”But Alab Pilipinas will have to wait a few weeks before they could utilize the former UAAP MVP with Ravena still recovering from a hand injury he suffered in Mighty Sports’ stint in Dubai. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

San Miguel extinguishes Phoenix for 2nd straight win

first_imgNo regrets for Corpuz, Racal after giving it all in finale Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo paced San Miguel with 22 and eight rebounds while Charles Rhodes had a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double.Arwind Santos also had his double-double as he finished with 11 points and 10 boards while Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot had 15 and 14 points, respectively.Jameel McKay led Phoenix with 21 points and 16 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ June Mar Fajardo against Phoenix defenders. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel seems to have found the groove early in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after dumping Phoenix, 110-88, for its second straight win Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Beermen now possess a 2-0 card while the Fuel Masters slipped to 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte View comments After finishing the opening period with a slim 24-23 lead, San Miguel caught fire and started the second quarter on a 15-0 run capped by a Marcio Lassiter 3 to gain control of the game for good. Beermen head coach Leo Austria, who is often criticized for his players’ heavy minutes, had the opportunity to play his bench for much of the game, thanks to their early lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We need to have a good start so I can rotate the players properly,” said Austria. “The bench have been working hard in practice lately.”Bench players Keith Agovida and Rashawn McCarthy suited up in the early stages of the game while seldom-used big man Arnold Van Opstal got to close the match for the Beermen.last_img read more

NU has to remove doubt in do-or-die Game 2, says Alinsunurin

first_imgLATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Celtics look like top seed; Warriors rested for surging Jazz Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “I think Fauzi [Ismail] doubted himself because in that situation (where he had a spike against Rex) he was already in a spot for a kill,” said Alinsunurin. “But at least we’re able to keep things close, we weren’t blown away.”“I hope that we’ll do a better job in our next game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR MOST READcenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “Every time we’re inside the court, we will have to work. If we have to bust our behinds for those points, we’ll bust our behinds.”NU displayed its grit in the fifth set when it tied the match at 13 after falling 13-8.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDefending three-time MVP Marck Espejo, however, made sure the Blue Eagles kept their distance from the Bulldogs after firing a long-range down-the-line kill and Rex Intal eventually finished things off with a block.Alinsunurin said it was his team’s lack of fortitude in the latter stages of the match that doomed them against the defending champions. NU coach Dante Alinsunurin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONational University has just one chance to make it right in the UAAP Season 79 men’s volleyball tournament, and its head coach Dante Alinsunurin knows how they can stave off another bitter loss to defending champions Ateneo.“I hope they don’t doubt themselves next game, because it seems they are asking themselves if they have a chance,” said Alinsunurin Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after losing to the Blue Eagles in five sets 25-22, 21-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-13 in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 men’s volleyball Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption View commentslast_img read more

PH clubs make semis

first_imgSINGAPORE—Enhancing the country’s growing reputation as a force in club football in the Asean region, Philippines Football League stalwarts Ceres-Negros and Global-Cebu on Wednesday night lined themselves up for a possible knockout stage duel in the AFC Cup.The Busmen put together a solid performance on enemy ground, hacking out a comprehensive 4-2 victory over Singapore-side Tampines Rovers to clinch top spot in Group G at Jalan Besar Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Global later joined Ceres in the Asean zonal semifinals after turning back Cambodian club Boeung Ket Angkor, 3-1, in Group F at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.The Filipino clubs could meet in the Asean zonal finals, which is equivalent to a place in the quarterfinals in the competition. For now, the Busmen are setting their sights on another upset against Malaysian champion Johor Dairul Tazim in the two-legged semifinals, while Global clashes with Home United, which topped Group H.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Busmen travel to Johor for the first leg on May 17. Global battles Home United at RMS on May 16.Paul Mulders, Pika Minegishi and Daryl Roberts were on target for the Cebu side, which topped its group after winning five of its six matches. LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Rushing Seaba preparations Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Marañon bagged a brace in the first 13 minutes, while compatriot Fernando Rodriguez and Japanese defender Kota Kawase were also on the scoresheet for the Busmen, who defied the odds to top the group that included powerhouse sides Hanoi FC and Felda United.“I think, before the competition nobody expected that we will qualify out of the group,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “I’m very proud of all the players for going all-out in the last two crucial games.”Just like Ceres, Global also scored early in the match, thanks to Paul Mulders, who has been rejuvenated since moving to the Dan Palami-owned club during the off season.“We didn’t play our best, but somehow we managed to get a result because the boys really worked hard,” said Palami.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Victolero, Star still positive despite another frustrating loss “We have been in negotiations for a while,” White told American sports broadcaster ESPN.“The negotiations went smooth. Floyd Mayweather surrounds himself with smart people and we got the deal done.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundWhite said two would fight as boxers and it will take place at the T-Mobile Arena.The boxing format heavily favors the undefeated Mayweather who many consider to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Conor McGregor teases fans as he posts a photoshopped poster of him and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his Twitter account. Photo from Conor McGregor’s Twitter account a tweet stating “THE FIGHT IS ON.” He also included photos of the two combatants.Promoter Dana White said the key to the fight was getting 40-year-old Mayweather to come out of retirement.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte McGregor, 28, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped into a boxing ring since he was a teenager.White said they would wear 10 ounce boxing gloves and added that his MMA client McGregor is confident of victory.“He is absolutely, 100 percent positive he will win this fight. When two men step into the ring anything can happen,” White said. CBBADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working View commentslast_img read more

Fajardo shrugs off frustrations after fouling out, vows to bounce back

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Smith injured his right foot in the semifinals series between TNT and Ginebra and only missed one game before returning to action.“I don’t think he’s even injured,” joked Fajardo. “We just need to rest and follow the game plan and bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LSU title parade draws massive crowds Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel center June Mar Fajardo downplayed his premature exit from the court after he fouled out late in Game 4 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series against TNT Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo was in foul trouble early in the game, incurring two in the first quarter alone, and he eventually left the floor with 2:02 left after hitting TNT import Joshua Smith on a shot attempt.ADVERTISEMENT LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinoscenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES San Beda sticks with Noah, Tankoua for NCAA Season 93 “Fouling out? That’s part of the game,” said Fajardo after the Beermen lost to the KaTropa 102-97.In a game where that went testy to say the least, Fajardo admitted he was quite frustrated but he vowed to leave the loss behind and get to Game 5 with a more positive outlook.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I frustrated a little bit, but that’s just how it is,” said Fajardo who finished with 13 points and nine boards. “The game’s over, we just have to learn from it and bounce back in the next game.”Fajardo, who had difficulty matching up against the heftier Smith, even joked the TNT big man doesn’t seem to be injured. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastationlast_img read more

Bravo Windies return unsure

first_img The left-handed Bravo, the region’s premier Test batsman with an average of 40 from 49 Tests, was sorely missed during the recent three-Test series against Pakistan which West Indies lost 2-1, to hand the visitors their first-ever win on Caribbean soil in nearly six decades. Only last October, he made a superb hundred and a half century in the opening Test against Pakistan in Dubai, nearly helping West Indies to avoid defeat. His replacement in the recent Test series – 20-year-old Shimron Hetmyer – proved inadequate managing a paltry 96 runs from six innings. West Indies are set to play three Tests away to England starting in August and Browne said his panel would continue to focus on players who were available. “We can just work with the people that we have now as a selection panel and if and when Darren decides to come back, we will look at that,” the former Test wicketkeeper said. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): With the critical tour of England looming, chief selector Courtney Browne has said there is still no timetable for Darren Bravo’s return to the West Indies side. In fact, Browne told the Massy United Insurance Line and Length TV show that the responsibility was now on the 28-year Trinidadian to indicate his availability, with a solution to the impasse already on the table. “I’m not sure [when he will be available for selection again], as I have said many times,” Browne said. “There was some agreement between both parties (the West Indies Cricket Board [WICB] and Bravo), but I think the ball really is in Darren’s court now to determine that (availability).” Bravo and the WICB have been locked in an impasse ever since the player was sent home ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November for a controversial tweet in which he labelled WICB president Dave Cameron “a big idiot”. Last month, newly appointed WICB chief executive Johnny Grave said a deal had been struck with Bravo’s representatives, but that move stalled because of legal action the player initiated against the board. “I thought everything was agreed with his legal advisers,” the Englishman said recently. “We didn’t want this to play out publicly but yes, it is true, his attorney is asking for damages, and West Indies supporters deserve an explanation as to why he is not in the [West Indies] squad.” However, a week later, Bravo’s lawyers refuted Grave’s assertion, contending no agreement had been reached while stressing that the player remained committed to playing for West Indie, but “in an environment of mutual trust, confidence, and respect.” SORELY MISSEDlast_img read more

Russell to fight on July 26 Contender card

first_img Eye-opening Wray and Nephew Contender 2015 Middleweight champion Kemahl ‘The Hitman’ Russell will be in action against Nigel Edwards from Trinidad and Tobago, in an 8-round bout on the Contender 2017 final night card, scheduled for the Mico University College campus on Wednesday, July 26. The main attraction will be the 2017 Contender finals, between Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings and Canada’s Phil Rose over 10 rounds. Russell, who has a 10-1 record, defeated Richard Holmes by seventh round technical knockout in 2015, to become the champion that year, and he will be fighting in Jamaica for the first time in 12 months. On July 2, 2016, he defeated Denny Dalton by technical knockout (TKO) in three rounds, but since then, he has been training and competing overseas. In October, he stopped Henry Mercer in two rounds in Georgia, USA, and then lost by TKO to world rated Sergiv Derevyanchenko, in Mississippi, USA. That loss, he said, served as an eye opener. “Sergiv is a good boxer/fighter, and I thought that I could exchange with him. He had too much power for me, however, and I suffered my first defeat. I learnt several lessons from that fight, however, and will use them well going forward,” Russell said. He is a Wray and Nephew brand ambassador and said the he is thrilled to be back in Jamaica and fighting on the Contender final night card. He will be going up against a wily veteran who has a 9-1-1 record and had a fight for a Caribbean title last January. Edwards fought Sheldon Lawrence for the FECARBOX light-heavyweight title in Trinidad and Tobago then, losing by TKO in round eight. He is regarded as a boxer/fighter, and has five knockouts in his nine victories. Russell also has a good knockout percentage, as he has recorded knockouts and tko’s in eight of his 10 victories. This could be a recipe for an exciting fight, especially as Russell said last week, that he plans to give his fans a lot to cheer about next Wednesday.last_img read more

Inter emerging as dark horses for Italy title

first_imgMILAN, Italy (AP): Inter Milan are emerging as dark horses for the Serie A title. Napoli, Roma and perhaps AC Milan were expected to present the toughest challenges to Juventus’ bid for a seventh straight league title. But after beating Roma comprehensively in the Italian capital, as well as collecting victories over Fiorentina and Spal, Inter could pose a serious threat. “We know that despite our three victories, we still have not achieved anything,” Inter midfielder Matias Vecino said. “To finish at the top, you have to leave no point behind, and for this reason, there is still a lot of work to do. “We must not let our guard down, and we need to keep working because the season is long. The objective is to win all of our matches up until the next break.” And Vecino, who joined from Fiorentina in the off season, said much of the credit is due to Luciano Spalletti, the team’s new coach. “Spalletti has given me confidence, which is fundamental for a player when arriving at a new team,” said Vecino, who also plays for Uruguay’s national team. “He looks at every little detail, so you know exactly what to do when you go out on to the pitch.” Spalletti, a former Roma coach, has seemingly provided some much-needed stability to Inter after a tumultuous campaign last season that included four coaching changes. “My job has been easier, because having talented material, I just needed to put it in order,” Spalletti said. “(Mauro) Icardi and (Ivan) Perisic are talented players and exceptional professionals. Inter have scored eight goals and conceded only one, which doesn’t bode well for their next opponents as Crotone are the only Serie A side yet to score in their three opening matches. Inter will be expected to pick up all three points at Crotone and continue their unbeaten run into October, as they next face Bologna, Genoa and Benevento before two much sterner tests against Milan and Napoli.last_img read more

‘WI must use Headingley victory as learning moment’

first_img ENJOY THE WIN “I think we should enjoy it (the win) in the moment, probably not forget about it, but we should, most importantly, learn from it, but I don’t think we should sit down and toil on it too much.” Several players enter the series with big reputations. Shai Hope stroked hundreds in both innings at Headingley, Roston Chase scored heavily in the series against Pakistan earlier in the year, while seamer Kemar Roach made an impressive return to international cricket following an extended break with 11 wickets against England. West Indies face Zimbabwe A in a three-day tour match starting Sunday, their only warm-up game before the first Test bowls off October 21. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): As phenomenal an achievement as the recent Test victory at Headingley was, West Indies captain Jason Holder says the regional side will not be dwelling on it, as they seek to make even bigger strides in coming series. Last August, West Indies arrived in Leeds following an innings defeat inside three days in Nottingham and produced a magnificent performance to thrash England by five wickets, after chasing down 322 on an epic final day. However, with West Indies about to engage Zimbabwe in a two-Test series in Bulawayo, Holder said it was more important to learn from the Headingley experience than dwell on it. “Personally, I have the mentality to keep moving forward. What’s gone in the past is gone,” he told CMC Sports on Monday just before the squad’s departure. “We’ve had bad games before and we have tried to put them behind us, so I don’t see why when we have good games we should really hold on to them too long.last_img read more