Broner: Vargas fight ‘very important for my career’

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Track stars “This is a very important fight for my career,” Broner said Thursday ahead of the bout on Showtime. “I know that Jessie trained hard to beat me. This is a win that could take either of us to the next level.”A champion in four divisions, Broner (33-3-0, 24 knockouts) is coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia in July. Broner is at a crossroads in his career, according to Stephen Espinoza, the president of sports and event programming for Showtime.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“He’s been one of the most well-known fighters in the sport,” Espinoza said. “But he’s got to keep winning to be at that top level. And so he is at a critical juncture. He can’t really afford another loss and stay in that top tier of elite fighters. So this is a very important fight for him at this stage of his career.”The public critiques of his standing in the sport cause Broner to bristle. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Despite his self-assurance, Broner left trainer Mike Stafford for Kevin Cunningham following the loss to Garcia. Broner was joined in camp by Gervonta Davis (19-0-0, 18 KOs) who will fight Jesus Cuellar (28-2-0, 14 KOs) for the WBA super featherweight championship on Saturday night.“Being with Kevin Cunningham in camp changed a lot,” Broner said. “It took a while to get used to it. This is the first camp I’ve done since I was kid with a new coach. There were no distractions down at camp. It was all work, no play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Adrien Broner, left, poses for photographs with Jessie Vargas during the official weigh-in for a boxing match Friday, April 20, 2018, in New York. Broner will face Vargas on Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Adrien Broner danced as music pumped through headphones, a large smile and sunglasses affixed to his face during introductions.Then Jessie Vargas spoke, his opponent in the welterweight fight at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. And Broner’s outlook changed.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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ “I’m still one of the best fighters of this era,” Broner said. “When I’m done with my career, I will be one of the best to every lace up a pair of boxing gloves. I just can’t wait to give everyone something to remember on Saturday.“When (Vargas) stepped up (in weight class) and fought Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, he lost. I’m a four-time world champion, so I don’t want to hear anything about my losses. Jessie Vargas is not as good as those guys I lost to.”Vargas (28-2-0, 10 KOs) is a two-division champion, coming off a 10-round unanimous decision over Aaron Herrera on Dec. 15.“He tries to be flamboyant, flashy (copy) of Floyd (Mayweather Jr.),” Vargas said of Broner. “But he doesn’t have the same faculties. He likes to be out there in the limelight.“I’m here to take care of business and here to entertain my fans. I’m a fighter. I’m not a hip-hop artist. I’m not someone that tries to stay out there for other reasons.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

LeBron returns to LA to plot next move as free agency nears

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments CLEVELANDWHY: Home; money.James came back four years ago to a hero’s welcome, something that seemed unimaginable when he left in disgrace four years earlier for Miami. But he vowed to do everything he could to deliver a title to championship-starved Cleveland. He delivered in 2016, erasing past sins and raising James to a worshipped level few athletes in any sport have experienced. His family is comfortable here and it’s where he has complete control.The Cavs can also offer him the most lucrative package, a five-year, $209 million contract.WHY NOT: Flawed roster; blemished relationship with owner Dan Gilbert.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James stands on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. The superstar declined his $35.6 million contract option on Friday, June 29, 2018, with Cleveland and will become a free agent. The four-time MVP could re-sign with his hometown Cavaliers, or go in a completely direction. What he decides in the next few days could re-shape the NBA landscape. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)CLEVELAND — LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles from a family vacation in the Caribbean. He could be there longer than usual.Hours before NBA free agency opened with the three-time champion as its most coveted prize, James returned Saturday to Southern California, where he has two homes and a film production company. The Lakers are hoping they can persuade him to sign with them and return them to glory.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees WHY NOT: Too young; front-office dysfunction.Much like the Lakers, the Sixers lack postseason experience and James would be surrounded by players who have barely tasted the postseason. General manager Bryan Colangelo’s resignation following an investigation into whether he created Twitter accounts to criticize his own players, has given the impression that the team isn’t operating in concert and then would turn off James quickly.OTHER CONTENDERSHouston: While the Rockets once seemed a good fit, James declining his option all but eliminated the chances of him joining up with close friend Chris Paul and MVP James Harden. If James had opted in with the Cavs, they could have worked out a sign-and-trade with Houston.San Antonio: James reveres Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but living in Texas doesn’t seem appealing to the star’s family and the Spurs are still trying to figure out what to do with Leonard, who can become a free agent after next season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Last summer’s stunning trade of guard Kyrie Irving left the Cavs without a quality running mate for James, who was forced to carry a heavier offensive load throughout the regular season and playoffs. Cleveland has deep salary-cap issues — partially caused by James’ failure to commit long-term — and the Cavs currently lack enough talent to unseat the champion Golden State Warriors.Gilbert and James mended some fences for his return in 2014, but they remain distant other than a shared commitment to winning. Gilbert has gone above and beyond financial barriers to appease James, but the well could be running dry.LOS ANGELES LAKERSWHY: Salary-cap space; business interests; iconic franchise.With some savvy moves, the Lakers are poised to potentially add two superstars — James and Paul George and maybe Kawhi Leonard — to a team featuring up-and-coming talents like Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, who is reportedly dealing with a knee injury. James loves the Hollywood lights, and with two homes in the Los Angeles area as well as a film production company, he has already established some roots in the land of movie stars and slow-moving traffic. The appeal of playing for one of the league’s most storied teams is another allure.WHY NOT: Youth; the Western Conference.There’s little doubt James has some quality years ahead of him. But does he have enough time to let a group of unproven players with no postseason experience develop into a title contender? And if he jumps conferences for the first time in his career, the path to the Finals is far more treacherous.PHILADELPHIAWHY: Rising team; staying in the East.In Sixers guard Ben Simmons, James sees a younger version of himself and he’d relish the chance to play alongside the 21-year-old while mentoring him. The Sixers also have center Joel Embiid, 24, projected to become the game’s next dominant big men. Philadelphia would instantly vault from conference contender to favorite with James, who could make a strong run at his ninth straight Finals in Year One. MOST READ Los Angeles is among the teams in the mix to land James after his agent told the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season. At 12:01 a.m. Sunday, James will be an unrestricted free agent, and agent Rich Paul is expected to contact several teams with the Lakers and Cavs atop his list.By declining his option, James positioned himself to be able to choose where he’ll play next, and Cleveland, just up the road from his home near Akron, remains a strong possibility. But there are at least three other teams — and maybe an outsider or two — with legitimate shots at landing James, who made it clear following this year’s NBA Finals that he’s still driven to win championships.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 crownWhile every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.Here are the cases — for and against — the leading contenders: 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan towncenter_img Batang Gilas falls to Croatia in Fiba U17 World Cup opener Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs withdraw from PVL

first_imgNational University pulled out of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference women’s volleyball tournament  even before making its debut.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ UP outlasts La Salle in PVL men’s action Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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. LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ The Lady Bulldogs announced on Saturday on their Facebook page that they will not play anymore this conference.Organizing Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said he received a phone call from NU coach Babes Castillo early morning informing him of the school’s decision to skip the tournament at the last minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’They were supposed to begin their title-retention bid against San Beda at 4 pm on Saturday.Seven schools remain to dispute the title in the PVL’s mid-season conference. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

No stopping hurting Gin Kings

first_imgMaroons, Warriors pull off UAAP stunners Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Meralco, Al-Riyadi and host team Mono Vampire finished the eliminations tied at 1-2 behind unbeaten Alvark Tokyo of Japan but the Bolts advanced with a quotient of plus-22.The Bolts earlier lost, 100-92, to the Thais and 84-73 to the Japanese.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Elite had earlier set a franchise record by finally leading a tournament behind a four-game opening romp until the Road Warriors, with coach Yeng Guiao back from steering the national five to fifth place in the recent Asian Games, ended the streak with a 124-106 rout last Wednesday.Magnolia and Alaska remain in the thick of the fight for a top 4 slot as they share second to fourth places at 4-1 and 3-1, respectively, but the Beermen (2-3) and the TNT KaTropa (4-4) need a lot of scrambling to secure the coveted quarterfinal bonus.SMB has tapped former Utah Jazz Kevin Murphy to replace the struggling AZ Reid while TNT has a new coaching staff after sacking Nash Racela.Meralco, on leave from the PBA to represent the country in the 2019 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Thailand, is another squad in dire straits at 1-3 along with the winless trio of cellar dwellers Rain or Shine (0-2), NorthPort (0-6) and Columbian Dyip (0-6).The Bolts dropped their first two games in Thailand but they won’t be able to rejoin the PBA soon after Meralco crushed defending champion Al Riyadi of Lebanon, 96-63, Saturday and made it to the next round by superior quotient.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Aljun Mariano and Joe DeVance provided key support for Justin Brownlee in both victories. The Best Import of the last Commissioner’s Cup, who had a combined total of 63, also personally sealed the win over Phoenix by breaking up a last-ditch attempt by Matthew Wright in the dying seconds of play.Wright led Phoenix with 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Kings, seeking a second straight title and record third straight in this event, moved on top with a 5-1 win-loss slate halfway through the one-round eliminations that will reward the top four teams with a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.Phoenix fell to second at 5-2 followed by the other strong-starting squad Blackwater at 4-1 and NLEX at 4-2. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The two giant-killers early in the PBA Governors’ Cup finally found their match last week with defending champion Barangay Ginebra capping the startling development by grabbing the lead with back-to-back victories despite a virtually crippled lineup.With 7-footer Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar in sick bay along with five others, the Gin Kings downed the San Miguel Beermen also missing the injured June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter, 110-102, last Sunday before wresting the leadership from Phoenix Petroleum with a 101-99 decision over the Fuel Masters Saturday in Cagayan de Oro.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Player of the Week: Fiery Lee fueling Magnolia’s hot start

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port00:50Trending 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP: La Salle destroys UST in first game against Ayo Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img The 29-year-old Lee had 22 points and seven assists in a 92-76 rout of the Painters last Wednesday before dropping 28 points, including the game-winning jumper with 34 seconds left, to stun the Beermen on Sunday.The 6-foot Lee’s heroics has propelled Magnolia near the top of the standings with 4-1 record, just half a game behind league-leader Barangay Ginebra.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 ChrissHis brilliance has also earned him the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.Lee and the Hotshots are currently going for a share of the top spot against the Columbian Dyip as of posting time. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PBA IMAGESMagnolia is rolling and showing no signs of slowing down with star guard Paul Lee leading the way.Lee has been on a tear as of late, averaging 25 points in his last two games where the Hotshots whipped the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and edged the San Miguel Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Mookie Betts: “Pretty cool” to be feted for feeding homeless

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Boston Red Sox slugger was surprised to find himself in the spotlight this week for a late-night good deed. A few hours after the Red Sox won Game 2 on Wednesday night , Betts and his cousin were spotted providing hot meals to the homeless outside the Boston Public Library, braving temperatures in the 30s to feed dozens of people.Former Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni, now a radio host on WEEI, was tipped off about Betts’ distribution of several trays of hot food. Merloni publicized the good deed on social media , leading to widespread acclaim for the probable AL MVP.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“It’s pretty cool,” Betts said in the Dodger Stadium visitors’ dugout before Game 3 on Friday. “I’ve been blessed with everything I have, and I might as well share it.”Betts, who batted .346 with 32 homers and 80 RBIs during the regular season, never intended for anyone to find out about his good work in the community. He and his cousin went out in hoodies with no fanfare, providing steak tips and chicken to anyone trying to make it through Massachusetts’ brutal cold. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “No question about it, yes, he’s a role model,” Aaron said of Betts. “When you think about who he is, where he is, he certainly is a role model.”Whether it’s good food or good fortune, Betts said he has one rule.“Don’t waste it,” Betts said. “That’s what my dad told me: don’t waste it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Betts simply feels an obligation to do what he can, whenever he can, for the less fortunate.“It’s not the first time I’ve done it,” Betts said. “It wasn’t supposed to get (the attention) it got.”Betts is taking care of his work on the field as well after a slow start to the postseason at the plate. The 26-year-old outfielder went 4 for 8 in the first two games of his first World Series, boosting his postseason average to .255.Betts also fed untold thousands in a decidedly different way Tuesday: By stealing a base in the World Series opener , Betts triggered Taco Bell’s famed “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion, providing everybody in the country with one free taco available Nov. 1.Betts’ charitable nature even caught the attention of Hank Aaron. The Hall of Famer was in Los Angeles to present the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the player selected as the best hitter in each league — to Boston’s J.D. Martinez and Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Azkals hire former England manager Eriksson LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts watches during batting practice before Game 3 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Mookie Betts figures he should always use his baseball success to give back to the world.Even in the middle of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

ONE champion Brandon Vera nothing but grateful to Filipino fans: I owe you more than a smile

first_imgBut the charismatic fighter assures that he’s nothing but ready to grind it out in the ring.“I work out every damn day, I train twice a day. From a 48-hours shoot, uwi muna ako, then training. So am I ready to be in the center of that ring? Hell yes.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Before I moved to the Philippines, being a champion was just a cool thought. I figured was something attainable even if I didn’t really work hard at it. I didn’t understand all of this until I moved to the Philippines. Kasalanan nyo,” he said with a smile.“I used to only work 1-2 times a week, I promise. Kita niyo mataba pa ako nun. I was never really in shape like I’m supposed to. Pero dito, sa mga mukha nyo, on your smiles, naisip ko, [expletive] I owe you more than a smile.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Brandon Vera during the press conference for ONE: Conquest of Champions at City of Dreams Manila. PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera is nothing but grateful for the Philippines, which has given him a new perspective about his already-illustrious career.Establishing his roots in the country two years ago, Vera, 41, has been embraced by Filipino fight fans wholeheartedly even at the tailend of his career.ADVERTISEMENT https://web.facebook.com/inquirersports/videos/277849136410039/Vera, who has also taken up acting in Philippines starring in the highly-acclaimed “Buy Bust,” had to stay in shape while doing the grind of a filming a movie.“I came here, we started filming a movie. Showbiz here is hard. 14-18 hour shoots. Locations, sometimes di ka na uuwi. But showing up here, moving here, dealing with traffic and location sets and entertainment world and the grind, now naiintindihan ko na [what it takes].”With Vera out of the cage for two years, ONE Championship could not have made his return harder against Cerilli, who has won all but one of his five fights by way of knockouts.“To come back is already scary, then for them to find this monster. Parang ‘okay, welcome back, ito yung kalaban mo. Game ka?’ Sabi ko, subukan natin,” said Vera.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college P8.2 M shabu may be linked to PNP’s ‘biggest 2019 drug haul’ PLAY LIST 02:25P8.2 M shabu may be linked to PNP’s ‘biggest 2019 drug haul’00:50Trending Articles01:283 Maguindanao cops nabbed in drug bust facing dismissal02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Broken down in its simplest form, I have so much to be thankful for about the Philippines, said the Fil-American champion in Filipino Tuesday during the ONE: Conquest of Champions press conference at City of Dreams Manila.Vera, who is making his second title defense of the heavyweight title against Italian bet Mauro Cerilli, said that the support of Filipino fans made him understand hardwork better.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 Chrisscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe lead Bucks past Nuggets LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Neymar ‘cried for two days’ after new foot injury

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Last year, Neymar was laid up for three months after surgery, returning just in time to play in the World Cup in less than stellar form.His full interview with Globo TV is to be broadcast on March 3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s more complicated. The first time I hurt myself I said, ‘I’ll have an operation, it has to be fixed as quickly as possible’. I wasn’t sad,” he told Globo TV.“This time, I took it harder. I cried for two days at home.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe injury sustained in a French Cup win over Strasbourg on January 23 has sidelined the Brazilian forward for 10 weeks. PSG hope he will be healed enough to get back on the pitch in time for a potential Champions League quarter-final in April.This time, the club’s medical staff have decided on conservative treatment of the fracture rather than another operation. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar leaves the pitch following an injury during the French Cup round of 32 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Strasbourg (RCS) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 23, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)Neymar “cried for two days” after injuring his right foot for a second time in January, he told Brazilian television according to an excerpt of an interview broadcast on Tuesday.The 27-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star recognized that damaging the same metatarsal he hurt in February 2018, necessitating an operation, was serious.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Alyssa Valdez has ‘weekend to remember’ at 2019 NBA All-Star Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Nuggets top Lakers as LeBron passes Jordan

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief 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 The 34-year-old James began the night needing 13 points to pass one of his heroes. James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Hayward’s game-winner lifts Celtics over Kings Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots and scores as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, center, defends and center Nikola Jokic watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. With the basket, James moved past Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA career scoring list. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, California—When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate their opponent’s big moment.The Nuggets then made sure James’ celebration didn’t include a huge come-from-behind win for the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Denver (43-21) blew all but two points of its huge early lead, but Harris and Nikola Jokic contributed key baskets down the stretch of the Nuggets’ first win of March.“I liked how we played for most of the game, aside from the stretch where they just got out and ran and scored at will,” Denver coach Michael Malone said.Jamal Murray scored 19 points and Jokic had 12 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets, who had lost four straight to the Lakers on the road despite their growth into an elite NBA team during that time period.After James barreled to the basket and hit a layup while being fouled for his milestone points, the Staples Center crowd gave a rousing ovation to the superstar who joined the Lakers last summer after 15 NBA seasons spent with Cleveland and Miami. While the Lakers aired a tribute video during the ensuing timeout, James covered his face with a towel, apparently crying under it.“A lot of stuff that I’ve done in my career, this ranks right up at the top (with) winning a championship,” James said. “For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, M.J. was that guy for me. I watched him from afar, wanted to be like M.J., wanted to shoot fadeaways like M.J., wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like M.J., wanted to wear my sneakers like M.J. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like M.J., and it’s crazy, to be honest. ”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Will Barton scored 23 points, Gary Harris added 19 and the Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 115-99 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night despite James’ latest move up the career scoring ranks.James scored 31 points and surpassed Michael Jordan’s 32,292 career points on a driving layup during the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“You’ve got to appreciate him,” Harris said of James. “We’re witnessing greatness. It’s an honor.”With James playing alongside four youngsters who came in with a combined 200 games of NBA experience compared to LeBron’s 1,190, the Lakers nearly rallied from a 23-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

Bayern Munich’s decline laid bare by Liverpool

first_imgUFC fighter Conor McGregor sued after recent outburst Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In the Bundesliga, where Bayern has overturned a nine-point deficit to move ahead of Borussia Dortmund on goal difference, the team has scored 18 goals in its last five games. But much of its rise to the top of the league has come as a result of Dortmund’s lack of efficiency.And despite the prospect of two titles, Bayern’s thoughts are already turning to next season. The club is reportedly interested in 23-year-old Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, who has 17 goals in the French league this season, while Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez remain targets.Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies completed his transfer from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January, and Bayern has already signed World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard from league rival Stuttgart for next season.More new signings are expected, but the new arrivals will have little time to adjust to get Bayern back to where it wants to be.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Liverpool at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)MUNICH — Trailing against Liverpool and desperate for goals as time wound down, Bayern Munich came up empty.Sure, the team still has a chance to win both the Bundesliga and the German Cup, but Wednesday’s 3-1 loss in the Champions League showed that Bayern is a club in decline.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Nothing, however, helped provide the goals.Another sign of decline came from the other end of the field. Manuel Neuer, at one time considered to be the top goalkeeper in the world, has not been at his best since returning from a foot injury. He rushed out of goal to let Sadio Mane score Liverpool’s first.Bayern equalized when Liverpool defender Joel Matip scored an own-goal, but Virgil van Dijk made it 2-1 and Mane then struck again.Three years ago, Bayern recovered from a two-goal deficit at halftime to beat Juventus 4-2 at the same stage of the competition. They needed more of those goals on Wednesday, but never got them.“We lacked the courage to cause problems for the opponents’ defense,” Bayern defender Mats Hummels said. “It wasn’t a bitter exit like in the past years (to Real Madrid). This time we deserved to go out.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments “It was very difficult because I was alone sometimes. I didn’t have help and I couldn’t do something,” Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski told Norwegian broadcaster Viasport. “If you are alone against two three players, good players, it is very difficult to play.”Bayern was playing without the injured Arjen Robben and the suspended pair of Thomas Mueller and Joshua Kimmich. Still, the sting of failing to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in eight years will be felt for some time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We didn’t risk so much,” said Lewandowski, Bayern’s main scoring threat. “We were playing at home but that’s not our game and I think that’s why Liverpool beat us.”Kingsley Coman came on as a substitute midway through the second half and caused some trouble for Liverpool’s defense. Leon Goretzka then replaced Javi Martinez and, with about 11 minutes to go, Renato Sanches came on for James Rodriguez. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more