Player of the Week: Paul Lee leading Hotshots’ charge

first_imgAgainst Kia on Wednesday, Lee fired all of his 13 points in the pivotal third period where Magnolia turned a two-point halftime deficit into a commanding lead.He also had four assists and three blocks as the Hotshots cruised to a 124-77 win.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 folkThe 2009 UAAP MVP out of University of the East followed up his offensive exploits with another outburst against NLEX on Sunday. Lee unleashed 21 points built on four 3-pointers to lead the Hotshots to a 105-94 win.Lee’s stellar showing earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award after averaging 17 points, 4 assists and 1.5 blocks. All about effort, defense for Hotshots’ dela Rosa  View comments 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 He topped Alaska’s Calvin Abueva, Vic Manuel and Chris Banchero, GlobalPort guard Stanley Pringle, Blackwater big man JP Erram and Mac Belo, as well as San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos for the weekly citation. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia has been on a roll lately thanks in large part to its star guard Paul Lee.The Hotshots have now won two straight games, three of their last four overall, and in their back-to-back victories, Lee was instrumental.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

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Lady Tamaraws send Tigresses reeling to third straight loss

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Westbrook spearheads Thunder rally past Suns It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FEU head coach George Pascua hoped his team can sustain their momentum for seven more games as he knows that the second round will be a little different than the first round.“Hopefully we still have the momentum in the next seven games,” said Pascua in Filipino. “We still have a long road ahead of us, and after the first round all the teams have scouted each other.”Pascua also commended his team’s minimal errors as the Lady Tamaraws’ gave away just 17 free points compared to 32 from their last game against National University.“That’s an achievement for us because if we minimize our errors we know that the win will come easier for us,” said Pascua.Basas and Celine Domingo led FEU with eight points apiece while Bernadeth Pons and Kyle Negrito combined for 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Cherry Rondina led the Golden Tigresses with 11 points but her offensive output against FEU was a far cry from her 23.33 points-per-game average prior to facing the Lady Tamaraws.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina FEU Lady Tamaraws vs UST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University took possession of the second seed after clobbering University of Santo Tomas, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Tamaraws ended their first round campaign with a 5-2 record and and will share the top 2 spot with either Ateneo or La Salle depending on the results of the second game.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Golden Tigresses, meanwhile, continued to lose their luster as they dropped their third straight game and slipped to the seventh with a 2-5 record.Although FEU didn’t build a considerable large lead in the third set, its pinch margins were enough to keep UST at bay.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 folkUST’s last glimmer of hope was the 4-4 tie in the set after a double contact violation was called on FEU but the Lady Tamaraws immediately took a 7-4 lead off Toni Rose Basas’ service ace.Jerrili Malaban then gave the Lady Tamaraws a 23-18 lead with an off-the-block kill and she also ended the match with a service that UST failed to send over.last_img read more

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Roger Federer dazzles in first career Bay Area appearance

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Roger Federer, of Switzerland, right, smiles after he and partner Bill Gates played in an exhibition tennis match against Jack Sock and Savannah Guthrie in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN JOSE, Calif. — From his knees at the middle of the net, Roger Federer struck volley after volley right back at Jack Sock until the American star finally faltered. Federer just smiled. It was all in fun.And how could Federer not be loving life?ADVERTISEMENT He joked to opponent Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s “TODAY” show: “You have to start looking at the ball and stop looking at me.”Federer called off Gates with, “That’s mine … that’s mine, too,” before Sock lobbed a winner over Gates that Federer couldn’t chase down.Federer’s “The Match for Africa” exhibition sold more than 15,000 tickets to benefit his foundation that supports education for children in Africa. At the end of the night, the foundation had raised another $2.5 million.The Swiss star, who at 36 is the oldest men’s player to be No. 1, won the Australian Open in January for his 20th Grand Slam title.Federer and Gates also teamed up last year in Seattle.After the doubles, the 25-year-old Sock — ranked 10th in the world — pushed Federer to an 11-9 tiebreaker in the first set before dropping the second set 6-4.At one point in the opening set, Sock showed his respect by overturning a fault call. He walked toward the service line, pointed that it was an ace and went to the changeover.Sock joked beforehand, “Don’t hit it to Roger … I’m winless against him for my career.”“This match for Africa is something extraordinary,” Sock said.A video promoting the match featured Federer training Gates, from weightlifting — lunges with a heavy bar over his shoulders — to studying a tennis book and both pingpong and tennis practice to work on his reflexes and skills. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You’ll train like I do,” Federer said. “You are ready.”And Gates, dressed in a bright pink polo, drew oohs and aahs as he impressed with his shot-making and hustle to keep points alive.“I think I’m good at picking partners,” Gates said after he and Federer won 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES He’s the best in the world at age 36. That even sounds a bit strange to Federer himself.“Those are definitely special times in my life and my career,” Federer said. “The dream as a little boy was to make it one day to world No. 1, but not at 36 years old I can tell you that. It was probably at some point at 25 maybe if things went really well.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 folk“I had a tough year in 2016 with my knee and stayed positive, was resilient and fought to come back and really believed I could actually win again. I didn’t think it was going to be at this level. It’s been an unbelievable journey the last 14 months and my team has been incredible. I’m loving every moment that I can still stay on tour because you never know when it’s going to end.”While this doubles match didn’t officially count Monday night, it sure mattered to all of the children in Africa who Federer is committed to helping through his foundation. As Serena Williams returns, Venus says her game hasn’t leftcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Federer emerged from the tunnel of smoke and walked onto the court greeted by roars and thousands of camera phones held high for the first Bay Area appearance of his career.Federer waved every which way, held his racket in the air and beamed when introduced during warmups with the announcement at the sold-out SAP Center that he had regained the No. 1 world ranking.“For me to stand right here as world No. 1 in San Jose is very, very special for me,” Federer said.He entertained from the start, too, praising Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates as a perfect partner.“He knows numbers very well. He never makes mistakes on the scores,” Federer cracked. “I’ll do the running and Bill does the thinking.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Ayaay saves Zark’s-Lyceum in OT win over Perpetual Help

first_imgPBA IMAGESMJ Ayaay beat the buzzer to save the day for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum in a thrilling 108-106 overtime win over Perpetual Help Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Ayaay, the hardworking swingman was at the right place at the right time, converting a nice setup by CJ Perez and Reymar Caduyac, who found him open down low.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robinson isn’t worried with the Jawbreakers’ playoff positioning despite them being at a twice-to-win disadvantage in the quarters.“Whether we end up at five or six, we’re gonna be ok,” he said.Zark’s-Lyceum is currently in fifth place with a 7-4 card, but could drop to sixth if Gamboa-St. Clare beats AMA on Thursday.It was a tough defeat for Perpetual, which drew 30 points, 22 rebounds, and three blocks from Prince Eze, including the overtime-forcing putback at the end of regulation.Rey Anthony Peralta got 26 markers and eight boards, while Kim Aurin had 23 points, nine assists, and five rebounds in the losing cause for the Altas, which finished their campaign at 3-8.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ TNT acquires Terrence Romeo in trade with GlobalPort Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 108 — Tansingco 19, Nzeusseu 16, Perez 14 Jc. Marcelino 12, Ayaay 10, Jv. Marcelino 8, Yong 7, Caduyac 5, Ibañez 5, Pretta 4, Serrano 4, Cinco 2, Marata 2, Baltazar 0.PERPETUAL 106 — Eze 30, Peralta 26, Aurin 23, Pido 13, Coronel 9, Charcos 5, Mangalino 0, Pasia 0, Precillas 0, Tamayo 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 29-23, 57-45, 82-66, 95-95, 108-106.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 He finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Jawbreakers.“The more minutes we play, it will just make us better. For us, any opportunity to learn, we’ll take it. It prepares us for the bigger picture,” said coach Topex Robinson as his side made sure to get the win in the extra period after squandering what was once a 16-point lead, 82-66 entering the fourth frame.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 crownRalph Tansingco paced Zark’s-Lyceum with 19 points built on four triples, together with three rebounds and two assists.Mike Nzeusseu registered 16 markers and 16 boards, Perez added 14 points, three rebounds, three dimes, and three steals, and Jaycee Marcelino had 12 markers and seven boards off the bench. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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John Wall reaches 5K assists as Wizards beat Celtics

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Washington ended its four-game losing streak and will wrap up the regular season at Orlando on Wednesday.That result, along with how Miami fares against Toronto and what Milwaukee does at Philadelphia, will determine where the Wizards, Heat and Bucks all wind up in the standings ahead of the playoffs.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 Celtics already were locked into the No. 2 seed, but they’re also without point guard Kyrie Irving the rest of the way. If the Wizards end up at No. 7, they would face Boston for the second year in a row. The Celtics eliminated the Wizards in Game 7 of the second round last season.On Tuesday, Brown nearly outscored the entire Wizards team in the first quarter; he led them 19-17 with about a minute left. By the close of the period, the Celtics were up 30-22, and Brown was shooting 6 for 9, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. He did not score in the second quarter — he only took one shot — and the Wizards cut their deficit to 54-52 by halftime. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Wall came into the game needing nine assists to reach 5,000, and he passed for four of Washington’s first five baskets. He got to the milestone with about 4½ minutes remaining in the third quarter, assisting on a jumper by Markieff Morris. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft is the 10th active player, and 64th in NBA history, with 5,000 assists.UP NEXT:Celtics: Host the last-place Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday in a game that is meaningless in the standings.Wizards: Play at the last-place Orlando Magic on Wednesday with a chance to move up to sixth or seventh in the East. But even with a victory, Washington could remain at No. 8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Washington was up 79-72 entering the fourth.TIP-INSCeltics: G Shane Larkin was called for a technical foul in the fourth quarter. … Have dropped four of their past five games.Wizards: Backup C Ian Mahinmi returned to action after missing one game because of a concussion. … Porter had 12 points and five rebounds before departing.WALL’S 5,000THADVERTISEMENT ‘Minnesota way:’ Timberwolves face elimination game vs. Nuggets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Wizards guard John Wall dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — John Wall surpassed 5,000 career assists and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 Tuesday night despite Jaylen Brown’s 21 first-quarter points to remain in play for the No. 6, No. 7 or No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.For now, the Wizards are eighth in the East, and potentially more worrisome is this: Starting small forward Otto Porter Jr. left at halftime with a right lower leg strain and did not return.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Japan’s Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film His coach, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, said that getting through some quick and relatively easy matches in the early rounds could be vital to a long stay in the draw for Nishikori.Also important, according to Chang: staying focused.“It’s a combination of continuing to work on his game and being stronger mentally when it really, really counts. You need that,” Chang said. “In the big matches, in the big moments, you can’t afford to have one loose game on your serve. You just can’t do it. Guys are going to take advantage of it. The guys who are ranked a little bit lower — you can get away with it, a little bit here, a little bit there. The better guys, you can’t get away with it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 By now, that’s nearly a given whenever he enters major tournaments. Nishikori, a 28-year-old from Japan who is seeded 19th at Roland Garros, is scheduled to play Maxime Janvier in the first round Sunday.While Janvier has never played a tour-level match, and has never been ranked better than 228th, Nishikori is familiar with the upper echelons of tennis. He has been ranked as high as No. 4, was the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Open and a semifinalist in New York two years later, along with making five other quarterfinal runs at majors, including the French Open in two of the past three years.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 crownBut after appearing in 21 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, he missed two in a row — last year’s U.S. Open, then the Australian Open this January — because his right wrist was not fully recovered enough from a torn tendon.Getting in a lot of matches on red clay ahead of Paris became a priority, and Nishikori did just that, reaching the final at the Monte Carlo Masters before losing to Rafael Nadal, and the quarterfinals at the Italian Open before losing to Novak Djokovic. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Japan’s Kei Nishikori, left, trains with coaches Michael Chang, of the U.S, center, and Argentina’s Dante Bottini at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 25, 2018. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Kei Nishikori is healthy and ready to return to Grand Slam action at the French Open with what amounts to a rather modest goal, given his rate of success in recent years.“I hope,” he said, “I can go to the second week.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Klay Thompson scores 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals Along the way at those two events, Nishikori defeated Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov, all ranked in the top five.“I’m feeling very confident,” Nishikori said, “especially after beating those players.”The challenge now is that he will need to win best-of-five-set matches, instead of best-of-three, something he hasn’t had to do in a while.The key?“Hopefully I can finish as soon as possible on the court and not have to use too much energy each time,” Nishikori said. “On the clay, you have to play heavy and you have to play smart, too. You cannot play just aggressive. You’ve got to be really smart.”ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Serena’s ‘Wakanda-inspired’ bodysuit about more than fashion

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 “I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” referring to the fictional nation in the film “Black Panther.”“We designed it way before the movie,” she said, “but still, it kind of reminds me of that.”Williams said she feels “like a warrior princess, kind of,” when she wears the outfit.“I’m always living in a fantasy world,” she added. “I always wanted to be a superhero, and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero.”Tuesday’s match was the first at a major tournament for the 23-time Grand Slam champion in 16 months.ADVERTISEMENT Japan cops brush up their English for 2020 Olympics Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Serena Williams of the U.S. returns a shot against Krystyna 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/Michel Euler)PARIS — Serena Williams considers the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open much more than a fashion statement.There’s a practical reason for the full-length legs on the skintight outfit: The aim is to protect her because of past bouts with blood clots.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES There also is a message she wanted to send about self-worth and feeling powerful as she returned to Grand Slam action with a first-round victory at Roland Garros on Tuesday, about nine months after giving birth to a daughter.“It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” Williams said after beating Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (4), 6-4 at Court Philippe Chatrier. “I definitely feel like it is an opportunity for me to inspire a whole different group of amazing women and kids.”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 outfit called to mind Williams’ black “catsuit” that she wore at the 2002 U.S. Open. It also was reminiscent of the white bodysuit that American player Anne White wore at Wimbledon in 1985.Williams referred to what she wore Tuesday as the “catsuit — the new version, 2.0.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She gave birth on Sept. 1, then dealt with complications related to a pulmonary embolism.“I had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don’t know how many I have had in the past 12 months. So it is definitely a little functionality to it,” Williams said. “I have been wearing pants in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going. It’s a fun suit, but it’s also functional, so I can be able to play without any problems.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Chan excited to learn from Cone, reunite with Tenorio at Ginebra

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Gin Kings are currently outside the playoff picture with a 3-5 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES View comments Chan also said he is also excited to reunite with his former Gilas Pilipinas teammate in LA Tenorio.The 6-foot-2 Chan also said he’s already talked with Cone and Tenorio and that he will his first practice with Ginebra on Tuesday.At 34, Chan remains a reliable scorer. He is averaging 11.6 points on 38 percent shooting from the 3-point area for Phoenix this conference while also collecting 4.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists a night.He scored 26 points in his last game for the Fuel Masters in a 108-106 loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Saturday.Chan is set to make his Ginebra debut on Wednesday night against Columbian.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff push Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVeteran swingman Jeff Chan hopes to give Ginebra a much-needed boost to win its last three games and make the playoffs.Chan was acquired by the Gin Kings on Monday in a trade with the Phoenix Fuel Masters in exchange for the rights to their first round pick in the 2018 PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff push“Of course, I’m excited. I just want to help them in any way possible,” Chan told INQUIRER.net. “Hopefully, we’ll have a good run in our last three games.”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 crownThere are a lot of reasons why players get excited playing for Ginebra and Chan said his is the opportunity to be under the tutelage of Tim Cone.“I’m looking forward to playing under coach Tim. He’s one of the greatest coaches here. I just wanna learn from him,” he said.last_img read more

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Major grudge match for Garbrandt, Dillashaw tops UFC 227

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Their rematch at Staples Center on Saturday night is the main event of UFC 227. It’s also the chance for a particularly personal victory for both men, who declined to shake hands at their ceremonial faceoff Thursday in downtown Los Angeles.“I prefer to be respectful,” Dillashaw said Thursday. “I prefer to be a martial artist, so I like a respect level, but I don’t mind the drama, either. I’m going to use it to my advantage.”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’Garbrandt (11-1) and Dillashaw (15-3) actually have plenty in common. They’re both well-conditioned, gifted strikers who became elite competitors at Team Alpha Male, Urijah Faber’s famed gym in Sacramento. They’ve also both become first-time fathers in the nine months since their last bout.But they simply haven’t gotten along ever since Dillashaw won the bantamweight title and also left Alpha Male in 2014. To make an epic story short, Dillashaw says he was thrown out because he wouldn’t break ties with coach Duane Ludwig, who had just split acrimoniously from Faber. Several Alpha Male fighters, including Garbrandt, say Dillashaw turned his back on them. “Let him say what he wants, but that motivates me,” Garbrandt said. “If you say you’re going to ruin my career and basically take food out of my child’s mouth, that’s fine. I didn’t need any more motivation with my new son, and while I’m coming off my first loss, I’ve been more motivated than I ever have out of any win.”Any viewer of the pay-per-view show can’t miss the clear contrast between Garbrandt, the rural Ohio product with prominent neck tattoos, and Dillashaw, the clean-cut college graduate with a California surfer look. But the rematch primarily is a collision of two fighters with legitimate reason to think they’re the best in the 135-pound division.Garbrandt rocketed to the top of the class, winning the belt less than two years after entering the UFC. He lost his title in equally stunning fashion last November to Dillashaw, who reclaimed the strap he had lost to Dominick Cruz nearly two years earlier.During his ascent, Garbrandt appeared to be the archetype of the most compelling lighter-weight fighters. He was slick, athletic, stylistically well-rounded and powerful enough to generate knockouts — and he looked the part of a mixed martial arts star, right down to those tattoos that spread down his resplendently multicolored arms. Garbrandt’s neck is covered by large wings flanking a diamond, with the words “SELF MADE” atop his sternum.He seemed ticketed for superstardom — until Dillashaw, the former Cal State Fullerton wrestler whose only losses in the last six years were on debatable split decisions, wrecked the narrative with his fists.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew English football great Terry Butcher quits as Azkals coach before first game Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, Cody Garbrandt, left, tries to kick Dominick Cruz during a bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207 in Las Vegas. Garbrandt rocketed to the top of the UFC’s bantamweight division and then lost his title in equally stunning fashion to T.J. Dillshaw. After becoming a father and learning new lessons about resilience, he’s back for a rematch with Dillashaw at UFC 227 on Saturday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LOS ANGELES — Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw have one of the UFC’s most compelling feuds of recent years. This beef is rooted in betrayal and tribalism, and it led to the demolition of a once-cordial relationship between training partners.The feud persisted even after Dillashaw knocked out Garbrandt and took his bantamweight title belt last year, following months of verbal sparring and pre-fight scuffling.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Immediately after their bout at Madison Square Garden, Garbrandt claims he tried to quash their grudge, but Dillashaw rejected him. Dillashaw says he isn’t to blame for not wanting Garbrandt around him.“You’ve got me by the throat before, and that pushed me overboard,” Dillashaw said, recalling a past scuffle between the two. “What’s changed now? Just because I slapped you upside your face, what’s different? Why have you got to be fake?”While Garbrandt doesn’t accept the blame for this state of affairs, he insists he has grown and changed since his wife, Danny, gave birth in March to their first child, a son named Kai. But Garbrandt also angrily declined to apologize this week for a series of racially insensitive tweets from his early 20s.“I’ve never felt entitled to anything in my life,” Garbrandt said. “I feel like everything happens for a reason. I’ve been given second chances my whole entire life. … T.J. is a tough adversary. He’s skilled. He’s a good competitor. He doesn’t like to lose either. 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NBA-worst Cavs cut ties with JR Smith in post-LeBron revamp

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to drive around Stanley Johnson #7 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on November 19, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. AFPWASHINGTON, United States – J.R. Smith, who helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA title, will no longer play for the league-worst Cavs as they try to rebuild after losing superstar LeBron James.The Cavaliers announced that Smith, a 33-year-old guard, “will no longer be with the team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The move comes hours after the release of an interview with Smith by The Athletic that featured him saying the Cavs, 2-13 overall and 0-8 on the road, were trying to lose.“The organization wishes JR and his family well and appreciates and thanks him for his contributions in the community, to the team and his role in the 2016 NBA Championship,” the Cavaliers said in a statement.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 ChrissThe Cavaliers will try to trade Smith and he will work out away from the team until his future is settled. He won’t play or attend Cavs games, including Wednesday’s return by James to Cleveland with his new Los Angeles Lakers teammates.Smith joined the Cavaliers in 2015 from the New York Knicks and was a key outside shooter in the team’s 2016 championship run, but is averaging a career-low 6.7 points a game this season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Smith averaged 12.6 points a game in his first 14 NBA campaigns, which included stints at New Orleans and Denver before a 2011-12 season with China’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls and an NBA return with the Knicks. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES NBA star Kevin Durant fined $25k for harsh words to heckler Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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