Nash: Challenge is for us to make shots

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Though Racela acknowledged the 33 offensive boards his team snared, as well as the 73 total rebounds TNT hauled, as a positive they could build on, he said he’d rather have his side drilling those shots than getting second chances.“We got those 33 because we missed a lot of shots. The energy was still there despite us missing our shots. We were trying to get shots off those misses, which is a good sign for us, but then again, we’d rather have us making our attempts,” he said.Luckily for the Texters, they will have a week-long breather before trying to correct those miscues as they take on Alaska on Dec. 29, at Cuneta Astrodome.“For sure, they’ll force us to take the outside shots again, so it’s a challenge for us to make it from the outside. Again, we’ll find ways to have better execution next time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA Christmas Day Games on BTV and NBA Premium Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “I think if you look at the whole game, Jayson was making the right decisions. He was taking the shots that he needed to take, making the right passes. But it just so happened that his teammates weren’t able to convert,” he said.Castro churned out an impressive statistical line of 18 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds in the season opener, but his support group didn’t do enough to pull off the W.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 folkTNT threw up 102 attempts and converted 31, a 30-percent shooting clip which further sinks when looking at the three-pointers: The Texters went 8-of-38 from downtown.Further weighing the team down was the exit of Anthony Semerad, who was performing relatively well and shot 3-of-7 from threes to notch 13 points. Semerad left the game after injuring his right knee at the 8:38 mark of the fourth period, which further put the Texters at a disadvantage. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro did all he could for TNT, but even his near triple-double performance couldn’t prevent his side from falling to Rain or Shine, 82-79, Friday night at the start of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign.And for coach Nash Racela, it’s all because the other KaTropa players need to step up and make their shots.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gavina laments team’s selfish play in loss to Phoenix

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gavina may have singled out his team’s lack of ball movement, but there was more to the loss than the assist tallies.Phoenix bullied Kia in the paint to the tune of 66 inside points and with the Fuel Masters outrebounding the Picanto 53-39, and 17-9 in the offensive glass.For Gavina, though, the new season is just on its first steps and he remains confident they can turn their 0-2 start around.ADVERTISEMENT Kia’s second game in the PBA Philippine Cup ended in a 125-102 disappointment to Phoenix Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo, and Gavina pinpointed one thing that saw them go through a downward spiral.“Ugly—that’s really one word to describe it all today, a lot of ‘me ball’ again,” said Gavina. “Our guys had the deer in the headlights [look] again in trying to feel as if statistics were more important than team effort to win this game.”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“Not one person is going to deliver us the win, it has to be total team effort. It showed today, our level of selfishness on the court.”The Picanto registered just 18 assists in the game, seven less than what the Fuel Masters tallied, and shot 36-of-81 from the field. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hot Shot proves size no issue for Harlem Globetrotters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tis the season of giving, but Kia head coach Chris Gavina felt his team got a little bit selfish.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Troy Rosario avoids serious injury after scary fall

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 TNT forward Troy Rosario stretchered off after a bad landing during a game against Phoenix at Mall of Asia Arena. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTroy Rosario showed no signs of serious injury after the TNT forward suffered a nasty fall in their game against Phoenix Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Rosario, though, suffered a wound on his chin that needed stitches.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Frankie Lim hopes to help turn Prince Eze into likes of Ekwe, Daniel MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIEScenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “He’s okay. These are good signs, no fracture or dislocation,” said TNT coach Nash Racela in Filipino. “There’s a big wound, and the doctors will just observe him because he really fell hard.”READ: Troy Rosario stretchered off after hard fall 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 folkRosario fell face first to the floor with just 24 seconds into the fourth quarter. He was stretched off the floor with a brace securing his neck and was rushed to Makati Medical Center for observation.TNT lost Phoenix, 74-72, after Doug Kramer made the game-winner with seconds to spare. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘I’m all for it’: Chris Ross ready for whatever Magnolia throws at him

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross welcomes the psywar between San Miguel and Magnolia with open arms as the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals heats up.“It’s fun,” he said after the Beermen’s 92-77 Game 2 victory over the Hotshots on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Wong posts 63 excellent sets for Ateneo, but she’s not counting 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 Ross finished with five points, 10 assists, four rebounds, and two steals in the victory as the Beermen leveled the best-of-seven series to one game apiece.“It’s huge for us,” he admits as both teams head to the Holy Week break back to square one. “You never wanna go on a long break coming off a loss. If you go to a long break, there’s a lot of thinking and a lot of overthinking. We’re such a prideful team and to lose a game up 20, in the Finals is never a good feeling. Us veterans took it upon ourselves to ride the ship a little bit and come in Game 2 and try to get the win. It’s a good thing that we were able to withstand their run in the fourth quarter and make the slight adjustments we needed to come out on top.”Magnolia did stand up to Ross as Rodney Brondial gave him a hard shove to the back with 1:02 left and the game already beyond doubt, 90-74.The Fil-Am defender, though, said that he’s ready for more of that in the coming games.“I’m good. I’m a football player. They got me harder than that. I just got hit, I wasn’t looking, and I got to protect myself better,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT With San Miguel holding an 82-68 lead in the final five minutes, Ross stole the ball from Robbie Herndon before ball-faking to the Magnolia bench. This led assistant coach Johnny Abarrientos to stand up and call out the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year.Ross, however, said that what he did was nothing personal and he respects everyone on the opposing bench.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 crown“I don’t do anything to disrespect anyone. If they feel like they have to dirty up the game, to try to get into my head or whatnot, I’m all for it. But I’m gonna play basketball how I know how to play basketball. And respect the people that I have to respect,” he said.“It’s just a game. It’s not that serious. Basketball is just a game in the big scheme of life. If the opposing team wants to hate me, they can hate me all they want. As long as the guys in my locker room and their families like me as a teammate and as a person, I’m fine with that.” View commentslast_img read more

Stanton homers twice in debut as Yankees beat Blue Jays

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka is 9-4 with a 2.95 ERA in 15 starts against Toronto.Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez had an AL-best 3.00 ERA in 2016 but made just eight starts last season because of persistent blister issues. He’s 2-2 with a a 2.40 ERA in 13 career games against New York, including three starts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “My mom sent me a lot of emojis this morning,” Boone said before the game. “A lot of hearts, prayers, the whole bit.”ALARM OVER DONALDSON’S ARMGibbons said 3B Josh Donaldson is dealing with deadness in his throwing arm. Donaldson’s throws to first base were noticeably weak.“He was definitely a little off so we may need to DH him a little bit more,” Gibbons said. “We don’t think it’s a big deal, it’s just dead.”REMEMBERING ROYThe Blue Jays retired the number of late pitcher Roy Halladay in a pregame tribute, and added his name to their Level of Excellence. In lieu of a first pitch, Halladay’s teenage sons Braden and Ryan, placed a ball on the mound, which was covered in a black cloth with Halladay’s 32 in white. Halladay died when his two-seater plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico last Nov. 7.EMOJI TIMEDid Gregorius used a face screaming in fear emoji for Stanton in his postgame recap and wrote “i feel bad for the balls.” Gregorius credited him with only three RBIs.STERLING’S CALLYankees radio broadcaster John Sterling’s first home run calls for Stanton were in Italian: “Giancarlo, non si puo de stoparlo!” That translates to “Giancarlo, you cannot stop it!”GOING YARD IN OPENERSOther Yankees to homer twice on opening day were Babe Ruth and Samuel Byrd (1932), Russ Derry (1945) and Roger Maris (1956).TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: 1B Greg Bird (right ankle) and OF Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right oblique) were placed on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. … OF Clint Frazier was placed on the seven-day concussion DL, retroactive to March 26. … INF/OF Tyler Austin was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.Blue Jays: SS Troy Tulowitzki (right heel) was placed on the 60-day DL, guaranteeing he will miss at least 30 games for a seventh consecutive season. The move is retroactive to March 28. Tulowitzki sustained a season-ending ankle injury last July 28 and was not able to participate in Toronto’s exhibition schedule. … OF Anthony Alford (right hamstring) and OF Dalton Pompey (right wrist) were placed on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26.UP NEXT LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rare Air: LeBron on cusp of passing Jordan’s scoring mark Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Every pitch, it just seemed like he was in a really good place,” Boone said.Stanton took a strike from J.A. Happ (0-1) in the first inning, then hit a 426-foot, two-run drive to right measured at 117.3 mph.“It’s an interesting feeling, man,” Stanton said. “It was similar to my first one ever.”Stanton led the major leagues with 59 home runs last year and won the NL MVP, then was acquired from Derek Jeter’s payroll-paring Miami Marlins to join AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge on the resurgent Bronx Bombers, who fell one win shy of reaching the World Series last year. Stanton became the first player to homer in his first Yankees plate appearance since Judge two years ago.“We’ve got it in us,” Stanton said. “Top to bottom, we’re going to be tough.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, right, and catcher Gary Sanchez, left, celebrate with teammates after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Toronto, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO— Giancarlo Stanton felt like a rookie again.Stanton began his Yankees career in style , hitting the hardest-hit opposite-field home run since Major League Baseball began tracking exit velocity in 2015, adding an RBI double and a second homer into the center-field party deck in the ninth. Stanton’s four RBIs led the Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 Thursday and gave Aaron Boone in a win in his first game as a professional manager.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Stanton doubled off John Axford in the fifth and hit a 434-foot home run off Tyler Clippard in the ninth.“All day long, I thought he was winning pitches,” Boone said.Luis Severino (1-0) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings for the Yankees, who won their opener for the first time since 2011.“The key to the game was Severino,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “He shut us down pretty good.”Brett Gardner hit a leadoff home run off Danny Barnes in the seventh. Judge singled, doubled and walked for New York, which opened the season with a road win for the first time since 2006 at Oakland.“It’s definitely fun to do it for real and get off on a good note,” Boone said.Boone had been a television analyst since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. New York fired Joe Girardi after the Game 7 loss to Houston in the AL Championship Series, deciding it needed a new approach.Severino got a visit from pitching coach Larry Rothschild after issuing consecutive walks in the first, but escaped the jam by striking out Kendrys Morales.Happ (0-1) allowed three runs — two earned — and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. Kevin Pillar homered on Dellin Betances’ first pitch in the eighth. Betances and Aroldis Chapman retired the final six batters in order.The Blue Jays have lost seven straight home openers, the longest slump in franchise history. Toronto’s two hits were its low for an opener.MESSAGE FROM MOM Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “My biggest challenge, I told myself, was going to be to be calm,” Stanton said. “You want to get the first one out of the way and then you can relax.”Stanton was given the silent treatment by the Yankees , except for head athletic trainer Steven Donohue, when he returned to the dugout after the second home run. So Stanton high-fived imaginary hands.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 crown“I had to get it late,” he said. “But I got some air high-5s.”Stanton became the seventh Yankee to hit multiple home runs on opening day, the first since Joe Pepitone in 1963.last_img read more

Reyes expects ’23 for 23′ cadet Troy Rike to join Gilas in May

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I know Troy Rike is definitely going to make it. It’s just a question of when because of his schedule. He still has classes and he has his graduation towards the end of May, then afterwards, he’ll be coming in,” said Reyes.Rike is finishing his studies in Wake Forest, where he spent the last four 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 crownRike and the rest of the cadets will be put to the test against some of the top collegiate crews in the country in the pre-season tournamet.“We wanted to put some flesh in the ’23-for-23’ program. Aside from naming them, we wanted to already take a look at the guys, aside from their abilities and skill, really their attitude. And nothing shows you attitude more effectively than active competition,” he said. “We wanted to take a look who can make it. If we see some bad attitude guys, we get rid of them early so that we can continue refining the list.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOne of the intriguing prospects in coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-2023” cadet list will finally be unearthed as Troy Rike is set to arrive to the country in May.The veteran bench tactician bared the development as he hopes to field the 21-year-old slotman for the Gilas cadets team in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Also expected to be a part of the national team in the summer tournament will be Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero, as well as Batang Gilas standouts Kai Sotto and Raven Cortez.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ramil de Jesus is new PH women’s volleyball team coachlast_img read more

Late PBA Draft pick John Ragasa to work on his defense, hopes to get roster spot with NorthPort

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Waiting for your name to be called in the draft is always a nerve-wracking experience, especially when 40 names had already been announced before your turn came.That’s exactly what John Ragasa went through in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft when he was called as the 41st overall pick for a chance to fight for a roster spot at NorthPort.ADVERTISEMENT “Being the last pick in the Draft? It was crazy man. I thought I was going to go undrafted,” said Ragasa, who let out a sigh of relief Sunday at Robinson’s Manila. “It’s surreal, it’s amazing and a good feeling to be drafted.”Ragasa was, technically, the third pick in the fifth round and was a former player of the Mekong United Raptors in the Thailand Basketball League and once played with former national team center Marcus Douthit.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 ChrissAlthough he was still drafted, Ragasa’s future with the Batang Pier isn’t set in stone as only the first round draft picks will have a guaranteed contract. Meaning, the 6-foot guard will still have to fight for his place.“As cliché as it sounds, I’d say I’d work on my defense during practice. Of course, each team has go-to guys,” said Ragasa, who was NorthPort’s fourth pick in the draft after Robert Bolick, Edrian Lao, and Jeremiah Taladua. “I think I know my role, I know what my role should be which is in the defensive end. But if I need to score, I’ll score.”And if Ragasa endured almost three hours of high-wire tension, he had a bit of a laugh when the one who announced his pick was Batang Pier superstar Stanley Pringle.For those uninitiated, Ragasa is a dead ringer of the bearded Pringle. Moala Tautuaa, who also has a thick beard, helped lighten up the atmosphere of the proceedings.“It must be the beard, but he has a baby beard and I got a big beard,” said Ragasa laughing.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel Beer offers Brian Heruela, David Semerad, 1st round picks for embattled Terrence Romeo Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending 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 award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READlast_img read more

Vic Saludar retains WBO belt after dominating win over Japanese foe

first_imgJapan’s Masataka Taniguchi and Vic Saludar of Philippines (R) fight during their WBO minimum weight boxing title bout in Tokyo on February 26, 2019. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUTMANILA, Philippines—Vic Saludar retained his WBO World minimumweight title after dominating Japan’s Masataka Taniguchi to get the unanimous decision win Tuesday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.The Filipino champion earned all three of judges’ nods 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 in his first defense of the title that he won in July of 2018 also in Japan against Ryuya Yamanaka.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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’m very happy, everything went to plan,” said Saludar via BoxingScene.com. “I knew I had to aim for the body. I never felt in danger.”Saludar, who is one of the five Filipino World champions that include Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Jerwin Ancajas, and Donnie Nietes, improved to a 19-3 record with 10 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 28-year-old orthodox fighter is also on a five-fight winning streak after his victory against Taniguchi.Taniguchi, who’s three years Saludar’s junior, dropped to 11-3. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief ONE Championship visits Los Angeles, considers global future Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Read Next View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

‘If Trump, Kim can meet’ then FIFA can have 48-team 2022 World Cup

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Infantino, who will be unopposed for his re-election as the head of FIFA, floated the possibility of playing matches outside Qatar in order to accommodate the extra teams.Qatar has been in the midst of a diplomatic crisis for two years with its neighbors Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, making a co-hosting option with those countries tricky to organize.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It will be very difficult to organize it only in Qatar, because of the country’s geography, so we are wondering if we can play a few games out of the country,” Infantino added.“The geopolitical situation is complex but I see that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met today, so that means that anything is possible.” 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 One Last Dance: Dwyane Wade’s insane buzzer beater and the rest of NBA’s reaction Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The FIFA chief also said that the Women’s World Cup will change the perception of women’s football, 100 days from the start of the tournament, which is being held in France between June 7-July 7.“I am convinced that after this World Cup, the way women’s football is looked at around the world will change,” he said.“We expect a billion viewers and 1.3 million fans in the stadiums. Media interest is very high and women’s football deserves it.”ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief FIFA President Gianni Infantino poses with the official ball of the 2019 Women’s World Cup during a press conference at the end of the FIFA Executive Football Summit in Rome on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that world football’s governing body is still pondering a 48-team 2022 World Cup in Qatar, saying that “anything is possible” following Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s summit in Vietnam.“I think it’s worthwhile having a look at the idea and trying (to implement it). Obviously it won’t be easy, but we’ve already made the decision to have 48 teams for 2026, so why not before?” Infantino said at FIFA’s final Executive Football Summit of the season, held in Rome.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READlast_img read more

CELLCOM Connects Thousands in Konobo, Grand Gedeh

first_imgThe company named by the National Excellence Award as the best GSM Company in Liberia – Cellcom Telecommunications, Inc., has erected one of its communications towers in one of the remotest parts of Liberia so that Liberians in that part of the country can be able to speaking with relatives and friends far and near.A Cellcom release said this is a part of the GSM company’s demonstrated and  long standing goal to provide affordable and quality telecommunications to all Liberians.   It said the erection of the tower, it described as the ‘Tower of Justice” in Konobo District, Grand Gedeh, was done in partnership with the US based health group Tiyatian Health. Through the partnership, which is endorsed by the Clinton Global Initiative, the new tower will allow frontline health workers of Tiyatian Health to use mobile telecommunications devices to provide lifesaving health care to thousands of mothers in very remote parts of Grand Gedeh County. The tower is also the first telecommunications network to be planted in that part of the country since the nation’s history.“It is providing much needed communications service to thousands of residents who have been cut off from the rest of Liberia and the world,” Cellcom said.Making the announcement at a joint press conference held at the Cellcom Headquarters in Monrovia executives from Cellcom and Tiyatian termed the venture “a tower of justice” and referred to the partnership as a “golden triangle” because it brought together a private company, a civil society NGO and the Government. Tiyatian Health executive director, Dr. Raj Panjabi, reflected that many deaths had happened in Konobo because frontline workers had no way to communicate with referral hospitals to call for doctors or ambulances.   He noted that with the establishment of the new tower, mothers and their children would no longer have to die because of the lack of communications.    He noted the challenges of getting this project off the ground, “the challenge was huge….this was not a place that was a natural place for a Telecom company to go to.  It took courage and it took risk to go there. And Cellcom, under Avishai Marziano’s leadership and the leadership of the executive team, really stepped up in trying to help solve this gap.  They came to the table with an amazing partnership to bring Konobo’s first mobile network and I’m happy to report that we have been able to see this dream come alive. Now never again will somebody have to die because they cannot call for help.”  He observed that the benefits extended even beyond telecommunications to all segments of society.   He said:  “We are seeing this impact already not just on health care, but on business and at a very personal level. We are seeing what can happen when mobile telecommunications comes to a place like Konobo and families can call each other.”The executive director of Tiyatian Health reiterated the benefits of the tower and also demonstrated the power of the network by making one of the first calls to Konobo District.  The call was placed to a local resident of Konobo, who expressed thanks and appreciation to Cellcom and noted: “Thanks to Cellcom, we the people of Konobo now feel like we are part of Liberia.”For his part, Cellcom’s Chief Corporate Communications Strategist, Dr. Kimmie Weeks, said that the launch of the tower in Konobo was one of Cellcom’s proudest moments.  “We have been building towers across the country, but we all felt passionate about this because of how it would save and transform lives in real ways. I have always been proud to be a part of this Company, but I am even prouder now because of the way Cellcom stepped up to meet the needs of a population when no other GSM company was willing to do so.”The formal launching program for the tower will take place in Konobo this week. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more