Cardona makes PBA return with GlobalPort: ‘I feel like a rookie again’

first_imgMac Cardona of GlobalPort makes his PBA return against NLEX on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Cardona finished with four points and two rebounds in a 109-99 loss. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMac Cardona quest to make it back to the PBA has ended with GlobalPort on Sunday.Falling on hard times last year, the 35-year-old Cardona was able to pick up the pieces and he feels rejuvenated after being given a second chance.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Even if his return ended in a 99-109 defeat to NLEX, which ironically, is the previous PBA team he played for before a drug overdose in an apparent suicide attempt nearly ended his life, Cardona remains grateful for his new beginning, sharing that he has already moved past that dark chapter and is now hoping to live his life to the fullest.“Whatever happened to me in the past — I know I’ve made mistakes — but I tried to move on because I can no longer take those back. I’m just grateful for all the support that I got because if not for them, I wouldn’t have had my drive to get back here. I’m moving forward,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments The former La Salle standout didn’t deny that he felt overwhelmed with his return.“I feel goosebumps that it’s like I’m back in the UAAP. When I was gone for almost a year, I was able to rest and I felt excited to play again,” said Cardona, who had four points and two rebounds in eight minutes of action.Cardona’s journey back into the PBA started in the PBA D-League where newcomer Zark’s Burger signed him up to play a couple of games in the 2017 Foundation Cup.“It was like a sign from the Lord that when they called me to play in the D-League, I still can make it back playing basketball,” he said.It didn’t take long the opportunity for a PBA return came knocking and it was his former college coach at La Salle in Franz Pumaren, who gave him the shot in his road to redemption.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “I feel like a rookie again,” quipped Cardona. “I don’t remember how the court looks. I’m just happy that I made it back to the PBA and the people saw me playing again.”But it’s not just the fans, but also his new Batang Pier teammates, who welcomed him with open arms.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“They’re happy to see me back, especially Terrence (Romeo). He was telling me that I still got it, that they’re there for me. The same goes for Mike (Cortez) and Ryan (Araña),” he said.“I’m just happy to get back. I didn’t expect that I’ll still be able to play in the PBA after all that happened to me last year. So I’m thankful for coach Franz (Pumaren), boss Mikee Romero, and boss Erick Arejola because they gave me a chance that I can still play.”  OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Close to quitting, Tiongson finds resurgence with NLEXlast_img read more

Sans Fernandez and Bolick, San Beda hammers Mapua for 9th straight

first_imgLATEST STORIES UST’s Akomo, UP’s Ouattara eligible for UAAP Season 80 Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled But Roque shared that the multi-titled mentor was still on top of San Beda’s preparations in the buildup for the tiff against the Cardinals.“Coach Boyet always prepares the team and he was still very much on top of the preparations. When our appeal got denied, coach Boyet gave the gameplan to coach JB and he came in prepared as well,” he said.San Beda survived its poor 39-percent shooting from the field as they turned a close 58-49 edge to a blowout thanks to its 30-point fourth quarter finishing kick to rise up to 10-1.Leo Gabo paced the cellar-dwelling Cardinals with 17 points, four assists, and three rebounds, while Denniel Aguirre had 16 markers and two boards in the loss, which was their ninth straight defeat that sent them to a paltry 1-10 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Beda’s AC Soberano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda bucked the absence of coach Boyet Fernandez and Robert Bolick to cruise to an 88-70 beatdown of Mapua Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.AC Soberano stepped up for the Red Lions as he went 3-of-5 from three to wound up with 17 points and two rebounds, while Javee Mocon continued to churn out double-doubles, this time, racking up 11 markers and 10 boards in the win.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Donald Tankoua also had nine points and eight rebounds, as all 13 San Beda players were able to score a field goal in the tiff.“I’m happy with the way we played despite the absence of Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez who are two of our best players. What was noticeable was everybody stepped up, we had a ball movement and I’m happy that they didn’t look for a go to guy today. Everybody was able to score because of our ball movement,” said team manager Jude Roque.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMVP contender Bolick was banned from the game after his scuffle with St. Benilde guard Carlo Young in the Red Lions’ last game, as well as Clint Doliguez, who entered the court during the melee.Fernandez was serving his one-game suspension for issuing comments detrimental to the league after the fracas, leaving the coaching to deputy and Red Cubs mentor JB Sison. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground 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 Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Lakers’ Ingram alters shooting stroke, has grown 2 more inches—report

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled The 20-year-old may have taken the task too literally—as he reportedly hit a growth spurt and has grown an inch or two, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell.“I think he’s at least 6’10”. He might be 6’11,” Trudell said of Ingram, who was initially listed at 6’9 during his rookie season.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“I think he might be 6’11”, if not 7 feet,” he shared during an episode of ESPN LA’s “Thompson and Trudell Show”.Aside from possibly adding more height to his already rangy frame, Trudell claims that the 2016 2nd overall pick has also altered his shooting mechanics and developed his leg strength. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Brandon Ingram. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Lakers is fully embracing its youth movement in their quest to return as the NBA’s elite.But to be back atop the extremely tough NBA Western Conference, the “Purple and Gold” is heavily dependent on the potential growth of incoming second-year player Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas Ingram’s improvement was on display during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, but had to sit out the rest of the tourney after just one game due to an injury.Since then, the sports journalist said the lanky forward has progressed even more.“You’re just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play,” Trudell said. “I think you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:NBA: Brandon Ingram is the only ‘untouchable’ Laker, says Magic JohnsonADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled 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 View commentslast_img read more

Newton’s sexist remark sours yogurt sponsor deal

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Newton also has endorsement deals with Under Armour, Gatorade and Beats by Dre.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody View comments How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hamilton fastest in rain-hit practice for Japanese GP (FILES) This file photo taken on September 30, 2017 shows Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looking on during the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.Yogurt maker Dannon said October 5, 2017 it will no longer work with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the wake of a sexist remark by the NFL star to a woman reporter. Asked by Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue about teammate Devin Funchess and the way he runs pass routes, Newton said, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.” The stinging backlash came quickly, with Dannon’s Oikos brand dropping Newton as a spokesman. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Maddie MeyerYogurt maker Dannon said Thursday it will no longer work with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the wake of a sexist remark by the NFL star to a woman reporter.Asked by Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue about teammate Devin Funchess and the way he runs pass routes, Newton said, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”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 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The stinging backlash came quickly, with Dannon’s Oikos brand dropping Newton as a spokesman.Dannon signed Newton to endorse the brand in 2015, the same year he led the Panthers into Super Bowl 50 where they lost to Denver.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“We are shocked and disheartened at the behavior and comments of Cam Newton towards Jourdan Rodrigue, which we perceive as sexist and disparaging to all women,” said Michael Neuwirth, Dannon’s senior director of external communications.“It is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace. It’s simply not OK to belittle anyone based on gender. We have shared our concerns with Cam and will no longer work with him.”last_img read more

Team owner: Alab PH poses biggest threat to Hong Kong 5 reign

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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ ABL chief operations officer Jericho Ilagan, meanwhile, announced the return of Thai team Mono Vampire and the entry of three new squads—Nanhai Long Lions from China, Formosa Dreamers from Chinese-Taipei and the CLS Knights Surabaya from Indonesia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yetcenter_img Alab likewise tapped veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer and Pamboy Raymundo and retained reigning local Most Valuable Player Ray Parks.“I think we will be the biggest challenger to Hong Kong,” said Alab co-owner Charlie Dy, whose team will play its first game against the defending champion at Mall of Asia Arena on Nov. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHong Kong will parade Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger as one of its heritage imports this season.“It’s exciting to be a head coach at a time when the ABL is a really growing league,” said the all-time great Alapag of his first coaching stint during the league’s launch at Shangri-La at the Fort on Tuesday. Alab Pilipinas team for the 2017-2018 ABL Season. Photo from @alabpilipinas Twitter.With a new coach and a retooled roster, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas declared its readiness to dethrone Eastern SC of Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which opens with five holdovers, three new teams and a returning club next month.National team legend Jimmy Alapag will call the shots for Alab with former Talk ’N Text import Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa reinforcing the team.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The ban for Tretyakov puts Latvia in line for its first Winter Olympic gold medal. If the IOC formally reallocates the medals, Martins Dukurs would be upgraded to gold. It would also mean silver for Matthew Antoine of the United States and bronze for Dukurs’ brother, Tomass.In the women’s event, Nikitina’s bronze would go to American slider Katie Uhlaender, who originally missed the podium by 0.04 seconds.The IOC sanctions disqualify the four Russian skeleton racers from the Sochi Olympics and also ban them from all future Olympics.Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov said more sanctions are possible.“I think we can expect the same decisions for the bobsledders and the female hockey players,” Zhukov said. “The rulings are all the same.”Russia won two gold medals in men’s bobsled at the 2014 Olympics, but there has been no official confirmation that the IOC is investigating. The Russian women’s hockey team didn’t win a medal.The Russian government has repeatedly denied any involvement in doping or any cover-ups and says its athletes are being unfairly targeted. President Vladimir Putin has said the Olympic doping cases are part of an American bid to discredit his government ahead of presidential elections in March.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Russia, which finished the games at the top of the medals table with 13 gold and 33 overall, has now been stripped of six medals based on evidence of a state-sponsored doping program in Sochi, including samples being swapped in the laboratory. Two of the six medals were gold.The Russians still lead the medals table with 11 gold, tied with Norway, but have fallen behind the United States in overall medals. The Americans, who won nine gold medals, have 28 overall, one more than Russia’s current total of 27. Norway has 26 overall medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIf the IOC decides to upgrade athletes who finished behind the banned Russians, the table would change again.Two other Russian women who didn’t win medals, Maria Orlova and Olga Potylitsina, were also banned. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Russian officials said all four banned athletes will file appeals.“We are absolutely sure of the innocence of our athletes and will stand up for their rights,” the Russian Bobsled Federation, which governs skeleton, said in a statement.The previous six bans were in cross-country skiing. The cases against the Russians rest on evidence gathered by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren, including testimony from the former director of Russia’s anti-doping laboratories in Moscow and Sochi.Without positive doping tests, the IOC disciplinary panel used evidence of cover-ups and tampering of sample bottles first gathered last year by McLaren’s team.The IOC will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.ADVERTISEMENT Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women’s skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Nikitina. AP FILE PHOTOMOSCOW — Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time), leaving the United States as the country with the most medals.Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barcelona, Chelsea advance to Champions League last 16 View commentslast_img read more

Hotshots prepare for worst heading into Game 2

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia could miss veteran forward Marc Pingris starting Game 2 of its best-of-seven semifinals series against NLEX and the Hotshots are already preparing for the worst.Pingris hurt his left knee at the 4:39 mark of the fourth quarter and had to be stretchered off the court. He was immediately taken to the hospital after the game.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He was grimacing in pain, but I hope it’s not going to be that bad. But if ever he is out of the series, we will really need to adjust,” said Magnolia guard PJ Simon in Filipino after scoring 20 points in 21 minutes off the bench.The Hotshots were leading, 76-73, before Pingris went down and clutched his knee as he tried to drive past the Road Warriors’ JR Quiñahan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“He’s part of the team’s core and he’s very important to us. It’s really sad but we need to move on from it. We need to prepare hard for the second game,” said Paul Lee in Filipino.The 36-year-old Pingris, who just returned this conference after being sidelined with a recurring hip injury for several months, had five points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block in 28 minutes before the leaving Game 1. Lee said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero had already talked to the other players to stay ready with Pingris likely out. Guards Justin Melton and Mark Barroca  also got hurt in Game 1.“It’s a long series but our problem right now is we’re a bit undermanned and hopefully, our players recover quickly from their injuries,” Simon said.Magnolia goes for the equalizer on Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Ugly win for Man United, uglier loss for West Ham in EPL Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Nuggets beat Wizards to keep pace in playoff chase

first_imgWizards: Seven 3-pointers in the third quarter were as many or more than the Wizards made in 21 different full games this season. … G John Wall, who has been out almost two months after left knee injury, is doing some basketball activities and could practice as soon as Saturday. There’s no definitive timeframe for Wall’s return.PARKLAND STUDENTS VISITSome students, parents and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stopped by the Wizards’ shootaround Friday morning and met with Brooks, who called it an honor to speak with them. They’re in Washington to march for gun control after 17 people were killed at the school last month.“They’re here for a purpose,” Brooks said. “They’ve been through a lot. They’ve been through things that they shouldn’t have to go through.”Malone said hello to a student after the game, telling him to “stay strong.”CHENIER’S 45 RETIREDAt halftime, Phil Chenier became the fifth player in Wizards/Bullets history to have his number retired as his 45 was unveiled in the rafters along with a 33 and microphone to commemorate his time as a broadcaster. Chenier is the third player from the 1978 NBA championship team to have his number retired, joining Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes, though back surgery prevented him from taking part in that playoff run.“It really was exciting for me to see that 45 up there and to see my name,” Chenier said afterward. “It looked good up there.”In a video message shown in the third quarter, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asked: “The only question is, what took them so long?”UP NEXT View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton celebrates his three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Will Barton tuned out the friends and family shouting his name because he had a much bigger concern.Essentially shooting for his team’s season, Barton scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Denver Nuggets beat the Washington Wizards 108-100 on Friday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Denver is on the outside looking in on the Western Conference playoff picture, but has now won two in a row to put some more heat on the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz.ADVERTISEMENT Nuggets: Make stop No. 5 of their seven-game road trip Monday night at Philadelphia to continue their playoff pursuit.Wizards: Host the New York Knicks on Sunday with the possibility of clinching their second consecutive playoff berth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ “We have to play with more urgency,” coach Scott Brooks said. “We can’t just go out there like it’s just another game. … These are moments where we need to take advantage because it’s playoff implications on every game.”The Nuggets are well-aware of the implications every time they step on the court. Forward Paul Millsap gutted through 25 minutes despite flu-like symptoms, Devin Harris played more than 28 off the bench and they got a victory that keeps them thinking the playoffs are in reach.“This team still believes,” Malone said. “There’s a lot of basketball still to be played. Before we worry about what everybody else is doing, we have to handle our own business, and thank goodness we were able to do that.”TIP-INSNuggets: Had only 10 turnovers after 23 in their first meeting with Washington in October. … Harris had 10 points, and two-way player Torrey Craig scored 11.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re in must-win mode every game,” said Barton, who was 5 of 7 from 3-point range. “Everyone wants to try to do their part to make sure we get a win.”Not winning isn’t an option for the Nuggets, who went into the night two back of Minnesota and Utah and shot 50 percent from 3 to at least keep pace. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray each scored 25 points and hit big shots in important moments as Denver was missing guard Gary Harris for the fourth consecutive game because of a knee injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I thought everybody stepped up,” coach Michael Malone said.The Nuggets withstood a barrage of seven Washington 3-pointers in the third quarter alone that shrunk a 12-point halftime deficit to two. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 24, but they didn’t have the stops or the shots down the stretch to fend off a desperate opponent and lost a step in a competitive East race that has five points separated in the standings by four games. Lowry has triple-double as Raptors beat Nets In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 awardlast_img read more

Racela believes Romeo more than just scoring: ‘He’s one of best passers in the PBA’

first_imgKnown for his handles and scoring, Terrence Romeo has already established himself as one of the most elite offensive players in the PBA today.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames UAAP volleyball: Adamson sends seniors off with dominant win over UST P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ But as far as TNT head coach Nash Racela is concerned, there’s more to Romeo than ankle breakers and buckets.“I’ve always believed Terrence is one of the best passers in the league,” said Racela on Saturday after the KaTropa lost to Barangay Ginebra in a scrimmage.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 crownRacela and Romeo go way back as a player-coach tandem at Far Eastern University. Racela made his head-coaching debut in the UAAP in 2013, which was also Romeo’s final collegiate season.And that’s likely why Racela sees Romeo differently. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “People always talk about him shooting the ball, but the way I see him play, he’s one of the better passers we have that’s why I encourage him to just make the right decisions,” Racela said.Offense is not an area of concern for TNT with the likes of Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy in tow. Import Jeremy Tyler is also very much capable of scoring inside and out.It could be the best time for Romeo to validate Racela’s point.“Important is if you see a shot, then shoot it, if you see a pass, pass it. He’s one of those guards who could really get you the ball if he wants to.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Froome crashes in training ahead of Giro d’Italia start

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Called shot: LeBron’s fadeaway has Raptors endangered MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “It’s pretty painful obviously, but then straight away he went right back on his bike and he did two laps again,” Portal said. “It’s going to be a painful TT for him but he is fine.”Astana team leader Miguel Angel Lopez also crashed in training but the Colombian will compete as well. Belarussian cyclist Kanstantstin Siutsou of the Bahrain-Merida team was not as fortunate. He was knocked out of the race after a nasty spill.The series of crashes came shortly before the Giro opened in Jerusalem, the first time a Grand Tour cycling race has ever been held outside Europe. The 9.7-kilometer (6-mile) opening time trial passed Israel’s parliament, Supreme Court, the Israel Museum and the Hebrew University in its route through Jerusalem.The 167-kilometer (104-mile) second stage on Saturday will whizz down the Mediterranean coast from Haifa to Tel Aviv. Stage 3 will follow a lengthy, 229-kilometer (143-mile) route — the second-longest leg of the entire race — from Beersheba in the Negev desert down to Israel’s southern tip of Eilat along the Red Sea.The race will then transfer to Italy, and the island of Sicily, for an early rest day on Monday. The Giro ends in Rome on May 27.ADVERTISEMENT Team Sky said Froome was slightly injured but would compete in the opening time trial.It was hardly an ideal start for Froome, who is facing a potential doping ban after a urine sample he provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.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 crownFroome is looking to become only the third person ever to win the three Grand Tour titles in a row.Team Sky coach Nicolas Portal told Eurosport that Froome’s front wheel slid at low speed during the first lap of training but that the accident would not prevent the British rider from competing. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew British cyclist Chris Froome rides during Team Sky presentation in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 3, 2018. The Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race is scheduled to start on Friday in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)JERUSALEM — Chris Froome got off to a rocky start in his quest to win a third consecutive Grand Tour title, crashing during a training run ahead of Friday’s opening stage of the Giro d’Italia and drawing blood around his right knee.A video showed the four-time Tour de France champion limping gingerly after the accident. His shorts were ripped around the hip and his jersey was ripped near his shoulder blade. He appeared to also have an abrasion on the right side of his body.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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