Trump takes presidential oath, athletes make some calls

first_img—Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Huston Street on Twitter“Inauguration Day.. Some folks happier than they’ve ever been.. some folks madder than they’ve ever been.. what a time to be alive”—Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee on Twitter“I may not be the president, baby but I’ll promise to be your Mom. I’ll teach you that your brown skin is beautiful. I’ll show you that being a girl and a woman is a privilege. How being incredibly powerful means serving those around you and fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. I will tell you about Jesus and how he taught us to love unconditionally. We will have many talks about equality and I will always encourage generosity. One day if you ask me what you can be, I will smile and say absolutely anything. I’ll tell you whatever it is you choose, be kind. I’ll fight for you, I’ll cheer for you and I’ll love you along the way. But most of all, I’ll make sure you’re hopeful. So today, baby, I’ll choose hope.”—Former USWNT soccer player Lauren Holiday , to her infant daughter, on InstagramADVERTISEMENT —Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito on Twitter“Hope these 4 years fly by ? #TimeToPray”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—Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green on Twitter“Today we start a new chapter, let’s work together, and remember only saying negative without an idea is creating divide, it does not help US” View comments “Appreciate you Mr. 44”—Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum on Twitter“The only President my 2 daughters have known. Feels strange going from them to the new guy. Thanks for the class act Barack and Michelle !”—Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha on Twitter“Heard God’s word in the inauguration speech. I care about our country being under God a lot more than I care about politics or parties.”—Former Texas and NFL receiver Jordan Shipley on Twitter“Thank You!!! #44”—Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul on Twitter“Let’s talk about football.”—New England Patriots QB Tom Brady when asked on Friday if he called Trump to congratulate him. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. APA look at some of the reaction around the sports world as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday:“Today is the first day on the road to Making America Great Again #Inauguration2017”ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on governmentcenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Cone’s fears realized as Aguilar hyperextends elbow after dunk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Coaches, QBs lapped by Brady/Belichik marvel at success

first_imgNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks to the media during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)HOUSTON, Texas—Marv Levy, the only coach in NFL history to take a team to four consecutive Super Bowls, looks at what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have done together with the New England Patriots and marvels.“Really, it is remarkable that they keep going back, and they maintain the focus and dedication necessary to do it,” the former Buffalo Bills coach said.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES “It just becomes, quote, old hat. It’s just almost unfathomable what they’ve accomplished. So they sure do deserve great credit, and it shows you that the draft isn’t perfect. Sixth-rounder at quarterback. Many will rate him the greatest quarterback ever. It’s an amazing streak they have going.”Consider this: Belichick and Brady not only are the NFL’s most successful coach and quarterback duo, they’ve nearly lapped their closest competition. They are preparing for their record seventh Super Bowl on Sunday, while only three other coaches reached the Super Bowl with the same quarterback as many as four times.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 groundChuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw went 4-0 in Super Bowls in the span of six years. Tom Landry went 2-2 with Roger Staubach and the Dallas Cowboys. Joe Montana is a perfect 4-0 in the Super Bowl, though only three of those rings came with coach Bill Walsh.And then there’s Levy, who teamed with Jim Kelly to take the Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl between 1991 and 1994, losing each time. Drive to win againMaking one Super Bowl appearance is tough enough that four franchises have yet to do it—Detroit, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Houston—while this is just the second trip for the Atlanta Falcons. Finding the drive and motivation to chase success again and again simply isn’t easy.“It isn’t just automatic,” Levy said.The roster turnover around Brady certainly helps keep the appetite strong. Among those on the roster for Sunday’s game, 32 have never played in a Super Bowl.Salary cap eraBelichick is the only coach since the NFL put in a salary cap starting in the 1994 season to win four Super Bowls. Noll, the man Belichick is tied with, won his four rings with Pittsburgh in the 1970s. Figuring out how to fit salaries in a budget wasn’t an issue for Chicago’s George Halas or Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi with the Green Bay Packers — the only other coaches with five or more NFL championships.Montana credits the Patriots with building around Brady and a core of players in an era when big paydays await after winning a Super Bowl ring.ChemistrySince Belichick and Brady went to their first Super Bowl together in 2002, others in the NFL have tried to tap their formula for success, luring away coordinators as head coaches or hiring personnel men to run their teams. Yet, Brady and Belichick have a chance to become the first men with five Super Bowl rings in a league where the Falcons are still looking for their first championship more than a half-century after their first game.“Otherwise, if someone else could do it, they’d be doing it right now,” Montana said. “The guys closest to it I think are the Cowboys and the Steelers, they’ve been on top for a while. But it’s still hard to do. Mr. Kraft’s done a great job.” MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Leonard’s 36 points lead Spurs by Thunder, Westbrookcenter_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak 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 Putting together an extended run of excellence requires some key ingredients:LeadershipLevy had general manager Bill Polian and owner Ralph Wilson in Buffalo, and points to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Belichick as the key in New England because they know what type of players they want on the roster. Belichick hasn’t shied away from brash personalities, bringing in wide receiver Randy Moss and even giving defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and wide receiver Chad Johnson chances. Moss stuck around much longer than expected and prospered before being cut loose during the 2010 season. Wide receiver Chris Hogan languished on the Buffalo squad the past four years only to tie for the league lead averaging 17.9 yards per catch this season.Since Kraft took over, this is the Patriots’ eighth Super Bowl — twice what Denver and Pittsburgh have managed — with four championships equaling those teams’ four appearances.“Total organization wins,” Levy said. “It starts with their owner Robert Kraft, who I think has been a great owner. Their personnel department, their scouting staff, their coaching staff. Total organization wins, and as much credit as Brady and Bill Belichick deserves, it’s the others that are in there.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig inlast_img read more

San Miguel wins 3rd straight Philippine Cup title, holds off Ginebra

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions “Winning the three-peat is the biggest highlight of my career,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria, who steered the Beermen to their fourth crown in the last seven conferences.San Miguel went on a 7-0 spurt capped by Santos’ signature dunk inside the last two minutes to put Ginebra away, 91-83, with only 24 seconds left.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 Kings, who trailed by as much as nine midway through the fourth quarter, pulled to within one, 84-83, after a 3-pointer by LA Tenorio with 2:28 remaining.Japeth Aguilar fired a game-high 26 points that went with 16 rebounds while Joe Devance had a near triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Gin Kings. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 LATEST STORIES China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Jerwin Gaco to suit up for Tanduay in PBA D-League Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo lifts the Perpetual Trophy after the Beermen beat the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings in Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer held off Barangay Ginebra, 91-85, in Game 5 of their best-of-seven championship series to win its third straight PBA Philippine Cup title Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos each scored 21 points while Chris Ross was again spectacular on both ends of the floor with 12 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and six steals for the Beermen, who recovered after blowing a 12-point lead in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Wayne Selden Jr. (7) during the second half of Game 6 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The Spurs won 103-96, eliminating the Grizzlies from the playoffs. AP PHOTONASHVILLE, Tennessee — Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs advance to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thursday night to take the series 4-2.The Spurs now have beaten Memphis four of the five playoff series between these teams, and this was San Antonio’s second straight win over the Grizzlies in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘NBA Awards’ show to include awards for best dunk, best pass Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely GAME 1 RESULT: Leonard drops 32 as Spurs rout Grizzlies in game 1GAME 2 RESULT: NBA: Leonard stars anew as Spurs take 2-0 lead vs GrizzliesFEATURED 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 returnGAME 3 RESULT: Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 winGAME 4 RESULT:  Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs in OT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer GAME 5 RESULT: Leonard, Mills lead Spurs past Grizzlies for 3-2 series leadTony Parker added 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Patty Mills had 10 points off the bench for the Spurs. San Antonio outrebounded Memphis 46-28, with 16 of those offensive boards. That led to 17 second-chance points.Their semifinal with Houston will start Monday night in San Antonio.Mike Conley scored 26 points, leading the five Memphis starters in double digits. Marc Gasol added 18, Zach Randolph 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Vince Carter had 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte View commentslast_img read more

Number of licensed PH boxers decreases due to pricey medical requirements

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAVAO CITY—The volume of Filipino boxers has dwindled over the years due to the costly medical requirements needed to secure a license from the Games and Amusements Board.Department of Health secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial ended the plight of Pinoy professional fighters on Friday after she guaranteed to waive the medical fees for the annual physical testing and CT scan procedures.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Swing Out Sister back to PH this April MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in “The biggest hindrance to the increase of pro boxers licensing is the strict and sometimes prohibitive medical requirements,” said GAB chair Abraham Kahlil Mitra during the Philippine Boxing Convention at the Marco Polo Hotel here.From at least 1,000 licensed boxers in 2014, that figure plummeted to just a little over 600 fighters the past two years. Boxing promotions have also gone down by 50 percent, according to GAB commissioner Eduard Trinidad.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 groundThe regulatory and supervisory body for professional sports found out that several boxers have opted to jump out of the ring and look for other jobs elsewhere while promoters have not been as aggressive in putting together an attractive fight card.Ubial, who graced the two-day convention as guest speaker, pledged that boxers can avail of the free annual physical and medical checkup, a requirement for GAB licensing, in the regional facilities of the DOH. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Likewise, the DOH will render CT scan and MRI procedures free of charge.A CT scan costs as much as P4,500 to P6,500 while managers and boxers could spend at least P6,500 on an MRI procedure depending on the extent.Mitra said GAB lawyers are in the process of drafting the Memorandum of Agreement between the GAB and the DOH for its implementation, which includes Philhealth coverage to all boxers and their families.GAB commissioner Fritz Gaston said they would provide the list of boxers to the DOH, which will turn over the names to its regional offices, allowing boxers living in the provinces to have free services in their localities.“This is a development that the boxing industry has been asking for and we’re so thankful for this historic announcement that will change the landscape of Philippine professional boxing,” said Mitra.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 Manila to host 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cuplast_img read more

Ablaza carries Batangas to solo second place

first_imgCedrick Ablaza. PBA IMAGESCedrick Ablaza woke Batangas up from its first half slumber as it squashed Zark’s Burgers, 124-84, Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 26-year-old big man towed the Batangueños in the game-tilting 39-point third quarter eruption as he fired 14 of his 16 points in the frame, while also hauling down seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Dominating in the paint, Ablaza carried the load as Batangas fought back from what was once a 15-point deficit, 41-26, and take the commanding 81-67 advantage after the third canto.Joseph Sedurifa also added 16 markers, 15 boards, and seven assists to provide stability for the Batangueños, as the rest of the squad picked up the slack late.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnEarvin Mendoza chipped in 16 points and four rebounds, Wilmar Anderson got 14 markers and eight boards, Cedric de Joya scattered 13 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, and Lucky Mangabang got 13 in the victory, which put Batangas at solo second place with its 4-1 card.“I challenged them and told them that we have to play the right way. It’s not right that we give up 52 in the first half, so we really challenged them to do the right plays,” said coach Eric Gonzales. Marck Espejo shines in triumphant Thailand debut 8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port PLAY LIST 00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect01:40Filipinos 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 Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Teng leads Flying V despite playing with flu Quarters: 19-27, 42-52, 81-67, 124-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New Queen: Hallasgo dethrones Tabal in Milo Marathon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas View comments 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 Zark’s Burgers could not sustain its first half assault as it dropped to a 1-5 record.Robby Celiz topped the Jawbreakers with 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists, while RR de Leon had 14 markers and six boards in the loss.The scores:BATANGAS 124 – Ablaza 16, Mendoza 16, Sedurifa 16, Anderson 14, De Joya 13, Mangabang 13, Laude 8, Ragasa 8, Bautista 7, Saitanan 5, Dela Pena 4, Mag-isa 2, Napoles 2.ZARK’S BURGERS 84 – Celiz 21, De Leon 14, Mangahas 12, Bautista 8, Ferrer 8, Sheriff 6, Cayabyab 4, Nalos 4, Argamino 3, Cariaga 3, Cudal 1, Juruena 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Australian Open: A look at Serena, other things to knowlast_img read more

Sixers’ No. 1 overall pick Fultz injures left ankle

first_imgPornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop Fultz will not play Sunday, but there is no timetable for his return to action.“We’ll be as cautious as we can, making sure he’s healthy,” Pierce said.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’It was the last thing the Sixers wanted to see just when they appeared to be ready to put years of misery behind them. They have dealt with significant injuries to center Joel Embiid and last year’s No. 1 pick, Ben Simmons, over the last three years.“Oh no no no,” Embiid tweeted, “don’t do this to us.” Markelle Fultz. APLAS VEGAS — No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz needed to be helped off the court with an injury to his left ankle in the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league game Saturday night against Golden State.Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in the second half and was helped to the locker room by two teammates. Sixers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce said Fultz has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and “will be treated accordingly.”ADVERTISEMENT The move energized a fan base that had been worn down by years of tanking under previous GM Sam Hinkie, though his oft-criticized strategy was finally starting to pay off with the accumulation of talent in Philly.The Sixers also added veterans J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson to supplement the young core and appeared poised to get rolling in the wide-open Eastern Conference.Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season for the Huskies, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats.“I think that he has a tremendous feel for the game,” Brown said. “I think that the way he plays and the pace he plays with is going to allow him to play multiple positions. He has proven to be a better shooter than personally I expected.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fultz, who signed his contract earlier in the day, was taken for X-rays. The former Washington star had eight points in 15 minutes.“I’m a little bit punch-drunk with the injuries that we’ve had with our first players selected over the years,” head coach Brett Brown said during the ESPN telecast.But Pierce said he was trying not to look at it that way.“It’s easy to put that on the history that we’ve gone through, but no, it’s just part of the game,” Pierce said.The 76ers pulled off a trade with Boston before the draft in June to move up from No. 3 to No. 1 to take Fultz, the dynamic scoring point guard that GM Bryan Colangelo felt was the perfect piece to put with Simmons and Embiid.ADVERTISEMENT Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer Robert Whittaker edges Romero, grabs interim belt at UFC 213 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppylast_img read more

‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review

first_img“From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds. Based on this analysis, Jeff Horn was the winner of the bout,” it added.Both Pacquiao and Horn said they were open for a rematch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments MOST READ Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jeff Horn, right, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)The decision of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to uphold the victory of Australian boxer Jeff Horn no longer surprised Senator Manny Pacquiao.“We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now,” Pacquiao said in a text message to reporters on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt 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 “Let the people judge for themselves. People saw what happened,” he said.The Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) earlier sought a thorough probe from the WBO on the result of the July 2 welterweight match in Brisbane.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’“Upon the analysis, the findings stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd, the 8th and 9th by 100 percent; the 5th round was won by 80 percent; and the 11th round by 60 percent,” the WBO said in a statement.“Horn won the 1st, 6th and 12th rounds by 100 percent; rounds 2, 4, and 7 by 80 percent; and then, the 10th round by 60 percent.” Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PSL: Cignal turns back Foton, wins bronze LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic wastelast_img read more

Williams-Mills aims for top three

first_imgFive-time World Championship 400 metres finalist Novlene Williams-Mills isn’t looking back at any of her eight national titles this week. Instead, she is fully focused on a top-three finish at the National Senior Championships.Speaking after a short workout inside the National Stadium yesterday, she said it is still a pleasure to run in Jamaica.Williams-Mills announced her plan to retire at the end of this season, but that is playing second fiddle to making the Jamaican 400-metre team for the World Championships in London.”I don’t want to be the focus of, OK, this is going to be her last race here,” she said. “Every time I come here, I think, I always come here to do my best,” she clarified, “and it’s always about being in the top three, you know, making that individual 400m, and this time isn’t going to be any different.”Though she was an individual Olympic finalist in 2008 and 2012, she had to be content last year with a fourth-place finish behind Stephenie McPherson, Christine Day and eventual Olympic bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson.”It hurt a little bit,” she reflected after her workout was complete, “because, I think, for the longest time, that’s been the first time I was not in the flat 400m, but, for me, I always say everything is for a reason and there were three great ladies who represented Jamaica in the 400m and I can’t take anything away from them.””They did a great job”, she continued, “but this year, I want to be one of those ladies that’s gonna be in the starting blocks representing Jamaica.”The 35-year-old Williams, bronze medallist in 2007 and a close fourth in 2009, is the second-fastest Jamaican 400m runner of 2017.The fastest is Chris-Ann Gordon at 50.39 seconds.last_img read more

NBA player gets community service after LA arrest

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP): Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident last month at a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors said. Randolph entered a no-contest plea during a court appearance Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 150 hours of community service, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. The two-time All-Star may petition the court for the charges to be vacated if he stays out of trouble for a year, Mateljan said. Randolph initially had been arrested in August on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, a felony, but Los Angeles city prosecutors instead charged him with misdemeanour drug possession. Court documents said the 36-year-old Randolph possessed “more than 28.5 grammes of marijuana or more than four grammes of concentrated cannabis or both.” Randolph also was accused of resisting arrest and obstructing a Los Angeles police officer in the discharge of his or her duties. Randolph was arrested August 9 at the Nickerson Gardens housing project in Watts after officers observed a crowd of people drinking, smoking marijuana, blasting music and blocking streets, police have said. The officers observed three people, including Randolph, run off but immediately stopped one of the men, police said. Randolph and another man ran inside a home and were arrested after a crowd of bystanders formed and attempted to block the officers, police said.last_img read more