Pacquiao fight in Dubai looms

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up There’s a possibility that Manny Pacquiao will fight before the year ends. And, if ever, it’s not going to be in Manila, but in Dubai.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours According to a Team Pacquiao insider, the senator has given the go-signal for representatives of a group based in the United Arab Emirates to proceed with the promotion involving him and a boxer of his choice.The Inquirer source said Pacquiao advisers would be going to Dubai next week to discuss details of the fight card with the UAE organizers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith his November rematch against Australian conqueror Jeff Horn in Brisbane shelved and a proposed local fight in December unlikely to gain ground, Pacquiao may opt to have a bout in UAE instead.Mentioned as possible opponent for Pacquiao in Dubai is Amir Khan. —ROY LUARCAcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Newcomer Pradera leaves PAL field gasping Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

Blue Eagles enter PVL Finals, beat Tigers in 4 sets

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Gian Carlo Glorioso also provided support with his 11 markers, Ishmael Rivera contributed 10 points, while Ish Polvorosa had 33 excellent sets in the match.Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro was ecstatic with how his veterans Espejo, Polvorosa, and Karl Baysa delivered despite them splitting time in the UAAP beach volleyball competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They were coming from beach volleyball, but they still managed to show their leadership,” the outspoken mentor said.“(UST) really played well and they really played their hearts out today. But maybe, it’s the resiliency of my players coming from a loss. What I admire in my players is their maturity, that when something is happening, something is not going right, they know what to do right away,” he said. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Blue Eagles aim to win their third straight title in the collegiate conference after winning the last two Spikers’ Turf championships.Joshua Umandal fired 20 points for UST, while Manuel Medina got 12, as the Growling Tigers failed to complete the upset after their stunning 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 victory on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ TNT import Rice slapped with P26,000 finecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Mark Espejo and Manuel Sumanguid celebrate for bagging the championship after beating the NU Bulldogs for the UAAP 79th season Men’s Volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Yesterday. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN)Ateneo bucked a first set gaffe and whipped University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 22-25, 25-22, 31-29, 25-13, to punch its ticket to the men’s finals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Marck Espejo returned and unleashed 23 points, 20 coming off kills, as the Blue Eagles rebounded from their first loss of the tournament to survive the winner-take-all affair in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Eagles ready to put collapse behind them

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “We’d like to put our emotions aside,” added assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “We lost this game but we still have the opportunity to win a championship.”Although momentum may have swung to La Salle’s side, Ateneo thinks it still has a strong shot as the two fierce rivals fight for the crown in a do-or-die Game 3 at 4 p.m. this Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We have to be focused on Sunday,” said Arespacochaga. “We can’t look at [Game 2] and say sayang (what a waste). We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena also hopes the Eagles will be better equipped against a La Salle side that can easily flip the switch.“It’s a real lesson for us that it’s not over until it’s over,” said Ravena. “We got complacent in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Prince picks up Ricci after ‘meltdown’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ It’s the kind of loss that could crush any team’s spirit. But it’s also the kind of loss that would, the Ateneo Blue Eagles hope, give them a fresh mindset.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know00:50Trending Articles05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:14Carpio 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 “We know that we’re tougher and we know we can handle that challenge against La Salle,” said Ateneo guard Matt Nieto. “We know we can trust in ourselves and we trust in our team. And of course, we trust in coach Tab (Baldwin).”Ateneo had looked all set to grab the UAAP championship—at least in the first half where the Blue Eagles erected a whopping 49-28 advantage—before La Salle turned the game around behind Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero for a 92-83 Game 2 triumph last Wednesday that leveled the series at 1-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDespite blowing a 21-point lead—and the chance to sweep the title series—the Eagles want to forget about the heartbreak and focus on their second try to bag the crown.“We won’t think about Game 2,” said Baldwin. “La Salle didn’t think about [their 76-70 loss in] Game 1 and they came out and played.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

PBA Season 43 Preview: Globalport parades hungry veterans, feisty rookies

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will third time be the charm for Pido Jarencio?But the charismatic mentor isn’t leaving anything to luck in his third time to coach GlobalPort, saying that the team’s progress will largely depend on how hard it works.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 folk“All we have to do is work. We’ll do everything we can to win and be competitive,” he said.With the dynamic duo of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle leading the way, the Batang Pier are looking to go beyond expectations anew, the same way they did under Jarencio two seasons ago when they reached their first ever franchise semifinals appearance. 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 LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coach: Pido JarencioKey Players: Terrence Romeo, Stanley Pringle, Sean AnthonyKey Additions: Kelly Nabong, Lervin Flores, Nico Elorde, Yousef TahaKey Losses: Mike Cortez, Mac BaracaelADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments And the outspoken mentor, though, has reasons to be optimistic with a has good mix of hungry veterans led by Sean Anthony, together with new acquisitions Nico Elorde, Kelly Nabong, and Lervin Flores in the roster.“I feel those players will complement with Terrence and Stanley. The old players we got are still competitive, while the young blood we got are fighters,” he said.GlobalPort failed to moved past the quarterfinals last season, and Jarencio could see the hunger in his players’ eyes.With the presence of two of the most potent guards in the league, the Batang Pier could still be considered as a dark horse.“There’s still room for improvement for us on both defense at offense. At the same time, we need to work onour chemistry,” said Jarencio. “On their own, the players can compete, but what we need here is total team effort.”ADVERTISEMENT Paul leads Rockets over Hornets for 11th straight win It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball team

first_imgAby Maraño, who has been named the captain for the national team, will lead a team that includes Mary Joy Baron, Mika Reyes, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, and Jaja Santiago who can also play as an outside spiker.Alyssa Valdez will lead the outside spikers for the Nationals, along with Ces Molina and Cha Cruz-Behag.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 setters are Jia Morado and Kim Fajardo with Dawn Macandili as the lone libero and Kianna Dy the only opposite spiker.Head coach Shaq Delos Santos announced the team in a televised interview with ESPN 5 and also namedsetter Rhea Dimaculangan and libero Denden Lazaro as the reserves. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippine women’s volleyball team will have a plethora of middle blockers as the final line-up for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia was released Thursday Night.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Yeng Guiao mum on permanent Gilas coaching stint

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Pangilinan dropped by Philippine team practice for a few minutes before the media could even catch him for an interview.“Nothing was talked about regarding that (coaching), but I think if ever there’s going to be any announcement regarding that, it cannot come from me so I cannot really answer that question categorically,” Guiao told reporters after wrapping up the squad’s first training in preparation for the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“If SBP wants to make that announcement I think they will in time,” Guiao added. “All I can say is, for sure, I will be handling this window. What comes after the 17th, after the Qatar game, it’s SBP that will make that announcement.”The multititled PBA mentor was hired to call the shots for the Nationals in the recently-concluded Asian Games in Indonesia after Chot Reyes was slapped with a one-game suspension and a hefty fine for “inciting unsportsmanlike behavior” during the Philippines’ ugly brawl with Australia on July 2 at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netYeng Guiao on Monday kept mum on the status of his head coaching stint with the Philippine men’s basketball team.On Sunday, Manny V. Pangilinan, chairman emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, hinted that Guiao could potentially keep his position permanently.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Guiao steered the Philippines to fifth-place, the country’s best finish in 16 years, in the Asiad despite having very limited preparation time.Guiao is facing the same dilemma in the qualifiers with the Philippines, which will have several new players in tow, set to take on Iran on Sept. 13 in Tehran.The Iranians are coming off a silver-medal finish in the Asian Games after losing to the mighty Chinese in the championship round.The Nationals then, return home to host Qatar on Sept. 17 in a closed-door duel at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college My worst time? This is not even close, says beaten Sharapova View commentslast_img read more

Former NBA coach Tex Winter dies at 96

first_imgTex Winter, center, is inducted as his son Chris Winter speaks on his behalf while as Phil Jackson looks on during the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall on August 12, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFPTex Winter, who teamed with Phil Jackson to lead the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to multiple NBA championships, died Wednesday in New York. He was 96.Winter pioneered the triangle offense that the Bulls and Lakers both used to dominated the league for years.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I learned so much from Coach Winter. He was a pioneer and a true student of the game,” Michael Jordan told the Chicago Tribune.“His triangle offense was a huge part of our six championships with the Bulls. He was a tireless worker. Tex was always focused on details and preparation and a great teacher. 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 Chriss“I was lucky to play for him. My condolences to his family.”Winter began his coaching career at Kansas State University in 1947. At age 30, he became the youngest coach in US college basketball. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phoenix’s Phelps says San Miguel just ‘regular team’ without Fajardo MOST READ He was hired as an assistant coach with Chicago in 1985 where he joined forces with head coach Jackson to guide the Jordan-led Bulls to NBA titles in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998.Winter eventually followed Jackson to the Los Angeles Lakers. They guided the Lakers to three championships from 2000 to 2002.“On behalf of the entire Lakers organization, I’d like to express our sadness at the passing of Tex Winter,” said Jeanie Buss, the Lakers chief executive officer.“Tex was a mentor to many of our coaches and players.” ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Cleveland thanks LeBron James, who carries Lakers past Cavaliers

first_imgJames was touched by the presentation. He bit his lower lip while walking back onto court and pointed to all corners of the building in appreciation, his chance to reconnect with a fan base he’ll always share a special, if not complicated, relationship.“I appreciate these fans, just as much as they appreciate me,” he said. “Every single night we stepped on the floor, they always showed their appreciation to not only myself but to my teammates over these 11 years, especially the last four years —those championship runs that we were making. So that was just my salute to them for them appreciating what I was able to accomplish with my teammates and coaches along those four years.”TIP-INSLakers: Coach Luke Walton is impressed with James’ knack for blocking out external distractions. “The great ones have that ability,” he said. “When they’re on the basketball court nothing else matters, other than what they’re trying to do. Their focus level seems to somehow get higher with the louder the noise gets. I don’t know how. I don’t know why.”Cavaliers: Did not commit a turnover in the first half. … Starting G George Hill missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right shoulder sustained on Nov. 4. Hill has ramped up his on-court workouts in recent days and could be back soon. … Drew said he was unaware of Smith’s comments accusing the Cavs of “tanking.” Drew believes his team is playing hard, and promised to nothing but coach his team to win. “To coach to lose, I don’t understand that, I don’t know how to do that,” he said. “I don’t know how anybody can do that. That’s something I would never, ever do.”SCHOOL DAYEarlier in the day, James made a surprise visit to his I Promise School, a refurbished elementary for at-risk kids he founded and plans to expand.“It was grandparent’s day,” he said. “We kept it that way, we didn’t tell none of the kids until I actually walked into all six of the classrooms individually, spent a good amount of time with those classrooms, my third and fourth graders. It was great. It was a good way to go into Thanksgiving, all of being thankful, the great lives they’ve had.”HOME COOKINGFollowing the game, the Lakers feasted on hamburgers, french fries and shakes from Swenson’s, an Akron drive-in restaurant favored by James. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and Tristan Thompson 14 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland.From the moment he stepped back onto Quicken Loans Arena floor, James was treated like a returning champion.On the night before Thanksgiving, Cleveland said thanks to the Northeast Ohio son, the one who ended the city’s 52-year championship drought.“A hero has come back,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said before tip-off.James was the last Lakers player introduced before the game, presented with a line familiar to all Cavs fans: “A 6-foot-8 forward from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School,” said arena announcer Sean Peebles. “Welcome home! LeBron James.”The crowd roared and stood as James walked out and huddled with his new teammates, who must have wondered what was in store for them.But unlike that ugly night of Dec. 2, 2010, when James returned with the Miami Heat and was subjected to a toxic, charged atmosphere of hatred unlike anything seen before or since, this was a night for celebration — and maybe more closure.James has moved on.Cleveland, too.With 8:09 left in the first quarter, James was saluted by the Cavs with a moving video tribute during a timeout. Images of James’ playing days with Cleveland — highlighted by the Cavs’ historic comeback to win the 2016 title — were shown along with video clips of his impact on the community, including his opening of the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers’ David Nwaba during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Once the video tribute ended, a simple sentiment filled the giant scoreboard. Against a black backdrop, giant white letters delivered the heartfelt message.Cleveland wanted to say something.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jabari Parker shines as Bulls beat Suns But basketball took a backseat to James’ homecoming, which was so different than his return in 2010, when betrayed Cleveland fans unleashed their fury on him.There were no profane chants this time. No derogatory signs. No venom.Only love, and James felt it.“From the time we landed yesterday, it just felt a different way,” he said. “I’m a different person. We’re all different from eight years ago, both good and bad. But more importantly, this experience has been great. So it’s all about growth and we all have grown from that moment eight years ago. So I kind of leave the past in the past and always focus on the present and see what happens in the future.”The Cavs, who came in a league-worst 2-13, gave James and the Lakers all they could handle. And even after giving up an eight-point lead, they had a chance to tie late, but Kyle Korver missed a wide-open 3-pointer with 17 seconds left and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made four free throws in the final 15 to seal it for Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sitting at his locker, James sipped on a banana shake and smiled.“I’m good,” he said. “I got my hometown food.”UP NEXTLakers: Host Utah on Friday.Cavaliers: At Philadelphia on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “THANK YOU, LeBRON,” it said.Eight years after he was treated like a thug, LeBron James was welcomed back properly.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 ChrissBack on the court where he performed for 11 seasons, and under the title banner he helped raise, James returned to Cleveland and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win on Wednesday night over the Cavaliers, who played their best game of the season against their former teammate but couldn’t stop him when it mattered most.James finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. He also scored or assisted on 11 straight points as the Lakers overcame a 99-91 deficit in the fourth quarter. 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Anthony Davis-less Pelicans stunt Lakers playoff push

first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo (13) celebrates a score next to Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and guard Lance Stephenson (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)NEW ORLEANS — Jrue Holiday hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points while Anthony Davis watched from the bench, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 128-115 on Saturday night.Former Laker Julius Randle had 24 points for the Pelicans, who looked in sync and motivated as they slowed LeBron James and the Lakers’ push to qualify for the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT The Lakers aggressively tried to acquire Davis before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. New Orleans, however, was uninterested in dealing Davis before this offseason, when more teams, including Boston, are expected to be in position to make stronger trade offers.While Davis spent the game on the bench wearing a dark suit, the players in uniform for New Orleans lit up the scoreboard and filled the stat sheet against a Lakers team needing a strong finish to the regular season to make the playoffs.TIP-INSLakers: Committed 23 turnovers, leading to 23 Pelicans points. … Shot 54.3 percent (44 of 81), including 10 of 29 (34.5 percent) from 3-point range. … Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points and JaVale McGee had 10. … Lakers reserves scored 24 points combined.Pelicans: Shot 52.1 percent (50 of 96), including 15 of 40 from 3-point range. .. Reserve guard Ian Clark had 17 points and Elfrid Payton scored 14, one night after he scored 15 in his return from a right ankle sprain that sidelined him nine games. … Pelicans reserves combined for 42 points.UP NEXTLakers: At Memphis on Monday night.Pelicans: Host Philadelphia on Monday night. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title James had 27 points and 12 assists, and Brandon Ingram scored 29 points for Los Angeles. They entered the night three games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.But the Lakers struggled throughout to keep pace with the Pelicans, who led most of the game and by as many as 20 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsReserve forward Cheick Diallo, now in his third season out of Kansas, had one of the better games of his career. He was perfect on eight shots from the field and tied a season high with 18 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and twice blocked Ingram near the rim.James was greeted by a mixture of cheers and boos by a crowd that included a conspicuous number of fans wearing Lakers purple and gold. View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 But the boos that rained down on the court when James handled the ball left little doubt that New Orleans fans are convinced that James played a role in Davis’ decision to ask for a trade in late January, only months after Davis fired his previous representation and signed with James’ agent, Rich Paul.James has denied having any influence over Paul’s dealings with Davis, which would represent a violation of the NBA’s tampering rules.The Pelicans had the flexibility to sit a healthy Davis against the Lakers because they were playing for the second time in two nights, were at home and not on national television.“If you’re looking along the lines of having any significance because we’re playing the Lakers that had nothing to do with it,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said before the game. “If we were playing the Baltimore Claws we would sit him out that game too, OK?“It gives us an opportunity to minimize the minutes that he’s going to be playing and as a team we think that’s best for our franchise right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Lionel Messi hits 50th hat trick to give Barca 4-2 win at Sevilla Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap lead Nuggets past Clippers

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Lou Williams scored 24 and Danilo Gallinari had 19 for the Clippers, who couldn’t capitalize on Denver’s uncharacteristic 22 turnovers and 12 missed free throws because they were ice cold themselves.The Clippers made just 3 of 24 3-pointers.That wasn’t all that went wrong for the Clippers.“I didn’t think we played very well,” L.A. coach Doc Rivers said. “I would love to say it was shots missed, I thought they were the tougher team, the more physical team. They got to most of the loose balls, they beat us down the floor. I thought it started on the defensive end, and then in the third quarter I thought it was our offense let us down.”It wasn’t just Millsap who hurt the Clippers when Jokic went out, Rivers insisted.“I think they all hurt us for the most part. They just kept going downhill all game. Millsap was great,” Rivers said. “We had a couple of good efforts overall, but I just didn’t like how we played.”BIG THREE: During Denver’s big third-quarter run, Mason Plumlee found himself unguarded at the top of the key and banked a 3-pointer, just his second of the season, triggering a timeout by the Clippers.Gary Harris called it the play of the game and suggested opponents might want to put a hand up when Plumlee gets the ball deep.“I didn’t hear him call ‘bank,’” joked Malone.Millsap said he heard “Glass!” His refreshed body and mind has, in turn, injected Denver’s deep bench with even more energy.“Paul found the fountain of youth or something,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “He’s playing like a young Paul Millsap. He’s flying around. We chart everything, Paul Millsap by himself, he contested 18 shots tonight. Eighteen shots, 21 points, 16 rebounds and just impacting the game. His energy is infectious for all the other guys.“And Nikola obviously, we expect that from him every night. It’s a good win.”One that helped the Nuggets pull within a game of the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors.At 41-18, the Nuggets are also three games ahead of the third-place Oklahoma City Thunder, who visit Denver on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nuggets: Host Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Change in mindset helps Milena Alessandrini lead UST over UP LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jokic had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Millsap had 21 points and 16 boards, doing much of his damage after Jokic took a seat two minutes into the second half with his fourth foul.Millsap said he knew he had to step up, “not just scoring inside, but leading the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe said that was easier for him to accomplish thanks to a break earlier this month when he missed three games with a sore right ankle. Since his return, he said, he’s in better shape and better rhythm.“I feel great,” Millsap said. “Having that break was definitely beneficial.” Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, throws an over-the-shoulder pass past Los Angeles Clippers forward Johnathan Motley in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 123-96. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Paul Millsap wasn’t about to let Nikola Jokic’s foul trouble hinder the Denver Nuggets.Millsap helped the Nuggets breeze past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-96 with a vintage performance that had his coach marveling at his youthful and infectious energy Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history At least he thinks he did.“Um, yeah,” Millsap said. “I knew it was good when it left his hands.”ROOKIE HICCUPSClippers rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came in averaging 10 points a game on 47 percent shooting from the field and 33 percent from long-range. But he scored just one point in 30 minutes, going 0 for 8 from the floor, 0 for 3 from the arc and 1 for 2 from the stripe.“Just keep playing. No one’s going to feel sorry for you. I’ll hug him or whatever, but this is the NBA,” Rivers said. “You’re going to have bad games, you just have to be willing to go 0-for and not change your body language. I thought it did tonight, Shai started pressing. He’s young and he’ll learn from that. If you want to be great you have to be willing to go 0 for 20 and still keep doing other things.”TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles missed all 12 of its 3-point attempts in the first half and was 0 for 14 by the time they finally made one — Williams’ 3 made at the 6:11 mark of the third quarter cut Denver’s lead to 80-64. … The Clippers lost the season series 3-1.Nuggets: Harris, who returned Friday after missing seven games with a right adductor strain, came off the bench and scored 14 points in 22 minutes for Denver. … Harris’ best play, however, was his deflection of Williams’ pass into the paint that he subsequently spiked volleyball style downcourt for Monte Morris’ breakaway basket.UP NEXTClippers: Host Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. 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