Magic trip Pistons to snap nine-game losing streak

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Payton had 19 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, while Biyombo and Speights combined for 28 points and 18 rebounds as subs for injured starting center Nikola Vucevic.Evan Fournier scored 17 points and Aaron Gordon had 14 for Orlando, but it was the Magic’s backup centers who made the difference in the 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“The last couple of games it’s been about other guys trying to pick up the scoring load,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “Biz and Mo were both great tonight. We had our best passing game in a few weeks and it resulted in better shooting.“And that stretch toward the end of the third quarter and into the fourth where the ball was really moving, the guys were not looking to force things and we got the payoff.” At the offensive end, Detroit hit just five of 20 shots (25 percent) and got outscored 25-16. Detroit’s reserves were just 3 for 22 from the field for the game.“We don’t need everybody to have great nights, but we can’t have that many guys have that bad a night and think we’re going to get wins,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I didn’t think many of the guys brought very good energy.”TIP-INSPistons: PG Reggie Jackson, who had a season-high 13 assists in the win over Indiana on Tuesday, suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain in the third quarter of that game and will miss six to eight weeks. Smith has replaced him in the lineup. … The Pistons have lost four of their last five games against Orlando.Magic: Gordon returned to the lineup after missing the last five games and seven of the last eight. … Mario Hezonja hit 8 of 12 3-pointers the last time Orlando played Detroit. He is 4 of 17 from behind the line in the five games since. … The Magic were 17 of 17 from the free throw line, a franchise record for most free throws in a game without a miss.UP NEXTPistons: Host San Antonio on Saturday night.Magic: Host Miami on Saturday in a rematch of Tuesday’s 107-89 Heat victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Celtics storm back from 26 to stun Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against Detroit Pistons in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. The Magic won 102-89. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic got their first win in more than three weeks thanks to major contributions from some unlikely sources.Point guard Elfrid Payton and reserve centers Bismack Biyombo and Marreese Speights teamed up to spark the Magic to a 102-89 victory over Detroit that ended a nine-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Speights helped the Magic seize control of the game at the end of the third period and start of the fourth. He scored Orlando’s last nine points in the third quarter, nailed a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter, then handed out an assist D.J. Augustin for another 3-pointer as the Magic turned a five-point deficit into an 86-73 lead.“When you’re in this league, you have to find something you’re really good at and that’s something I think I’m good at,” Speights said after scoring 16 points and grabbing five rebounds. “Now that (Vucevic) is out, I know I’m going to get the opportunity to play every night. So when you know you’ll get to play, your routine can be good and you’ll have confidence.”The Pistons, who rallied successfully from double-digit deficits early in the game, never got closer than eight points in the final nine minutes of the game.Tobias Harris scored 21 points for Detroit, which had won five of six. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and Ish Smith contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.But Detroit was slow at both ends of the court in the fourth quarter. The Pistons didn’t cover the 3-point line at all and Orlando punished them with five 3-pointers in the final period.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Chot drops ‘disinterested’ Abueva, Almazan for 2nd leg: ‘They haven’t showed up’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Cutting Almazan and Abueva is also a message to the other players, who want to be part of the team.Reyes said the players must be fully committed to the program if they want to make the team.“I talked to the players earlier and I reminded them that the entire program is about the players’ desire to be here,” he said. “I think one of the reasons why we’re successful is because we have players who want to be here and put in the effort and dedication.”Gilas Pilipinas is preparing for its pair of games beginning with Australia on February 22 in Melbourne, before facing Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “The reason why were dropping Abueva and Almazan for the second window is because they haven’t showed up. It’s already our third practice and they are still nowhere to be found. It’s simply a matter of disinterest,” said Reyes.“I guess they’re not interested so we have to move on. If they don’t want to be a part of the pool, that’s the reason we’re dropping them for the second window. We can’t wait for those guys.”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 folkBoth Abueva and Almazan have not attended in the pool’s first three sessions since the national team resumed its practices.“I don’t know if anyone told [Abueva and Almazan], but we made that announcement today. It’s been communicated with the team and the reason it’s not been communicated with them is because they’re not here. How can we communicate with them if they’re not here?,” a frustrated Reyes said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA: San Beda stays unbeaten, CSB snaps skid Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes dropped the hammer on erring pool members as he took Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan out of the national team pool for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.The outspoken mentor said he had enough of the two not showing up in the weekly Monday practices at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

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Westbrook has season-best 46 to lead Thunder past Wizards

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “I just read the game honestly and if it’s time for me to take over, then that’s what I do,” Westbrook said.George scored 18 points on 6-for-19 shooting and Anthony added 13 on 4-for-11 shooting. Westbrook filled in the gap by making 19 of 29 field goals in one of his most efficient shooting performances of the season.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“We need him to be that way,” Oklahoma City reserve point guard Raymond Felton said. “Some nights he can score 46, some nights he can score 20. Whatever it is, we still need him to be aggressive the way he was tonight.”Steven Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 20 of 28 after an 8-12 start. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Thunder: at Detroit on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Durant drops triple-double, Warriors hit 21 3s to beat Wolves Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Anthony is still getting used to his team winning when he has off nights.“I’ve got to remind myself that I am on the team with somebody else, and they do some of the things that you are capable of doing that you have been doing your whole career,” he said. “But for me to be on the same side as that — I don’t have to go after it every night. I just take what the other team is giving us. It’s a beauty to watch when it’s working and when it’s clicking, especially now when we are winning games.”Bradley Beal scored 41 points, John Wall had 21 and Markieff Morris added 20 for the Wizards, who committed 23 turnovers.The Thunder took a 54-40 lead into halftime, but Washington tied the score at 68 before the Thunder rallied. Felton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Thunder up 10, and Oklahoma City led 82-74 at the end of the period.A powerful right-handed jam by Westbrook gave the Thunder a 92-85 lead in the fourth, and a steal by George led to a dunk by Westbrook that put Oklahoma City up 99-89 with just under seven minutes to play. Westbrook punctuated his performance with a two-handed breakaway jam with about a minute remaining.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony couldn’t find their shooting rhythm, so Russell Westbrook went into attack mode and overwhelmed the Wizards.Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and Oklahoma City beat Washington 121-112 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We came back,” Beal said. “I don’t think the deficit was too bad. It was just those offensive rebounds and those turnovers down the stretch.“We clawed back into the game, we were moving the ball in transition efficiently, getting rebounds, and all of a sudden, that kind of died down and stopped. When that happens, the game totally flipped in their favor and the momentum changed.”TIP-INSWizards: Coach Scott Brooks spent seven years as Thunder coach. … Went more than four minutes without scoring to start the game. … C Ian Mahinmi committed three fouls in three minutes in the first quarter and finished with four fouls in 11 minutes.Thunder: George drained a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer but was called for a technical foul on the play. … Westbrook will be on the Team LeBron All-Star squad along with former Thunder player Kevin Durant.JOKE’S ON WESTBROOKAnthony had Westbrook, whose name appeared last, convinced the list of All-Stars was in order of selection. After Westbrook learned that the list was alphabetical, he responded to his teammate.“See, I told you man, it’s in alphabetical order man,” he told Anthony. “Of course I was first.”STAT LINESWestbrook is averaging just 2.5 3-point attempts during Oklahoma City’s win streak. He averaged 4.6 per game before that.“Yeah, trying to keep attacking the basket and find ways to get in the paint and make plays happen,” he said.QUOTABLEBeal on whether Adams, who was issued a technical foul for kicking him in the groin in the third quarter, did it intentionally: “I don’t know if it was or not, all I know is I got kicked where I shouldn’t have.”UP NEXTWizards: at Atlanta on Sunday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Azkals climb to highest-ever world No. 113

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ “I’m happy that our efforts to improve the team has translated to a higher ranking,” Azkals manager Dan Palami said.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETBuoyed by its memorable 2-1 win over Tajikistan late last month, the Philippines vaulted to its highest ever position of No. 113 in the latest rankings released by the International Football Federation (Fifa).The Azkals, whose previous high was at No. 116 set on April 2016, collected 289 points in the past month to jump nine places ahead of the draw for the AFC Asian Cup on May 4 in Dubai.ADVERTISEMENT GAB: volleyball players must secure licenses as pros Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Hobbled Celtics expect challenge from Giannis, Bucks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Bucks basically have the same core back from the team that lost in the first round to Toronto last season. They add two key pieces to the mix in point guard Eric Bledsoe and forward Jabari Parker. Both players are proven scorers. Bledsoe played well down the stretch, when his 3-point shooting picked up. Parker looks back at full strength after missing the first three-plus months rehabbing the second knee injury of his career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lillard likes matchup but knows Pelicans are dangerous Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Antetokounmpo is entering his third postseason and already has turned into a marquee player. He averaged 33.5 points this season against the Celtics, more than any player. His next step is to lead the Bucks to a victory in a playoff series.“Right now, (the) playoffs is not about stats. It’s all about winning,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s going to be a long road. We’re going to try to go to the end.”Trying to slow him must be a team effort, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.“We’ll have to guard him with everybody on our team,” he said. “It’s not on one person to guard Giannis. We have to throw a lot of different bodies at him.”Some things to watch in Bucks vs. Celtics:ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MANAGING EXPECTATIONSInjuries aside, Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon expects Boston to be tough.“It’s another level, I think we all know that,” Brogdon said. “I think we gotta not be distracted by all the outside noise, by what people expect us to do or what another team is lacking. I think we have to go in and we have to play our game.”FILLING IRVING’S SHOESWith Irving out, the Celtics will look to key their offense with third-year guard Terry Rozier. He’s played the best ball of his career this season, appearing in 80 games (16 starts) and averaging career highs in points (11.3), rebounds (4.7) and assists (2.9).“I got to control the game, basically just filling what a point guard is supposed to do — filling Kyrie’s shoes as much as I can,” he said. “Sometimes it might mean taking tough shots and making tough shots. … Do what I can to give this team and boost and put us in position to win.”FIRST DEFENSEThe Bucks are stocked with talent. But consistent defense has been a problem. At times, they’ve been blown out in the first quarter, forcing them to expend more effort to get back into the game. At worst, it turns into an outcome like the one that played out in the regular-season finale at Philadelphia, which turned into a lopsided lead for the streaking 76ers by halftime. Antetokounmpo said the team has lacked focus at times. They can’t make that mistake against the Celtics.“I think understanding the tendencies, understanding your roles, understanding assignments, all of those things become paramount because each possession is important,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said.NEW GUYS The most recent setback, season-ending knee surgery for Kyrie Irving, left teams in the East almost hoping for a chance to face the wounded Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.Boston enters as the No. 2 seed. But it is certainly vulnerable opposite a seventh-seeded Bucks team with which it split four games this season. Milwaukee is led by one of the league’s budding young talents in 23-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo.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 crownIf there is a silver lining for the Celtics it’s that they went 14-8 without Irving for the last 22 games.“It’s forcing our group to grow up quicker than maybe some of our guys were supposed to,” forward Al Horford said. “I think that this is a great opportunity that we have in front of us. We’ve really worked hard all year to put ourselves in this position.” FILE – In this April 1, 2018 file photo Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, back, drives the lane to the rim as Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Boston Celtics enter the playoffs as the East’s No. 2 seed after a season filled with devastating injuries, beginning with Gordon Hayward’s ankle injury in the season opener. But with Kyrie Irving’s recent knee surgery landing him on the sideline as well, it has an already-hobbled Boston team looking very vulnerable against a seventh-seeded Bucks team led by Giannis Antetokounmpo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File )BOSTON — By now, the Boston Celtics have come to expect adversity.They were barely five minutes into the season when Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle injury offered the first collective gasp in what would be an 82-game schedule replete with more head-shaking moments.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READlast_img read more

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Petron gets revenge, thwarts F2 for PSL Grand Prix crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “Good thing, we not worked on our skills also the mental aspect of the game,” said delos Santos.Remy Palma added 10 points while Mika Reyes and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas chipped in seven and six points, respectively for Petron. Rhea Dimaculangan outplayed F2’s newly-minted Best Setter Kim Fajardo with 29 excellent sets.MJ Perez, last year’s MVP, led F2 Logistics with 19 points while Kennedy Bryan tallied 12 and Ara Galang scored 10.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rondina, Gervacio’s impressive run ends vs Japan in FIVB quarterfinals 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 MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron avoided a repeat of last year and took down fierce rival F2 Logistics, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, in a deciding Game 3 to win the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title Saturday night before a raucous crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.American imports Katherine Bell and Lindsay Stalzer teamed up in the fourth set to weather the Cargo Movers’ rally.ADVERTISEMENT Back-to-back hits by Stalzer put Petron in front by six, 22-16, before Bell put the exclamation point with a crosscourt spike.The Blaze Spikers, who lost to the Cargo Movers in the finals last year in the same conference, won their fourth championship overall but not without any anxious moments.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“Actually, there were moments in the game where there were a lot of things going through my mind. Honestly speaking, I was thinking about what’s going to happen,” said Petron head coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino. “Will it be fate or will last year happen again?”The Blaze Spikers got off to a fast start in the fourth set, taking a 12-2 lead, but the Cargo Movers refused to fold, cutting the deficit to just three, 16-13, before Bell and Stalzer restored order. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

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Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 Brown wasn’t charged with anything and three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight others will undergo remedial training in professional communications. Brown has said he plans to sue the department.In one of the videos, Brown is on the ground and handcuffed when an officer puts one of his boots on Brown’s ankle, holding it there and at one point pressing down. Brown doesn’t mention being in any discomfort but he questions the officer about why he’s stepping on him.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“C’mon man, you’re stepping on my ankle for what?” Brown said. In response, the officer said he was trying to prevent Brown from kicking anyone.Other videos obtained by WISN-TV show an officer talking with two others who are seated in a squad car as they explained they were trying to protect themselves during the arrest. They also talk about how they could be perceived as racist for arresting a black Bucks player, with one saying if anything goes wrong, it “is going to be, ‘Ooh, the Milwaukee Police Department is all racist, blah, blah, blah.’” FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown poses for photos during NBA basketball team media day in Milwaukee. Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown’s ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball player. Brown was arrested for a parking violation in Milwaukee in January.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)MILWAUKEE — Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown’s ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player.The body camera and squad car videos, obtained by WISN-TV and posted online Sunday, show the moments after Milwaukee police officers swarmed Brown in January when he didn’t immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered. Brown had been standing and talking with a group of officers as he waited for a citation for illegally parking on a disabled spot outside a Walgreens.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dynasty in making? Warriors chase third title in 4 years Another video shows an officer in his squad car, calling to let a supervisor know he’ll need to be on overtime before singing, “Money, money, money, money, money.”In a statement Monday, Chris Ott, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, said his organization was “outraged” that the officers “were focused on planning damage control for their excessive use of force, instead of treating Mr. Brown with the dignity and professionalism that everyone — whether a Bucks player or not — deserves from the police.”Milwaukee police Chief Alfonso Morales has apologized to Brown and on May 23 released body camera footage of the officer who initially contacted the basketball player outside the store.The incident happened a month before Morales was appointed chief, following the retirement of Edward Flynn. Since becoming chief, Morales has pledged to improve the Police Department’s relationship with minorities and to be more transparent with cases of officer misconduct.Morales said Monday that raw video footage from all body cameras was released solely to Brown’s attorneys last week. Additional videos will be released to those filing public records requests once statutory requirements have been reached, Morales said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Iran hopes for respect after stopping Ronaldo at World Cup

first_img“Every match in the World Cup is difficult. Those thinking it would be easy for Portugal were certainly not on the pitch,” Santos said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand makes a save during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)SARANSK, Russia — Iran’s goalkeeper is sure his team can now compete with the best after stifling Cristiano Ronaldo.After Alireza Beiranvand saved a penalty from Ronaldo in a 1-1 draw with Portugal, the Iranians nearly scored a winner deep into stoppage time. An Iran victory would have put the team at the top of Group B ahead of Spain.ADVERTISEMENT Even though Iran is eliminated, Beiranvand sees a bright future for the national team and his eyes are set on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.“I waited until the last second to stop that penalty and I feel our hard work could have earned us a spot among the last 16 in Russia,” he said. “But I can definitely see that in the future no one will think of us as a surprise. We played hard, we deserved better and people saw that.”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 crownRicardo Quaresma’s goal just before halftime made him the only player other than Ronaldo to score for Portugal in three games in Russia.If Ronaldo had converted the penalty in the 53rd minute, it would have given Portugal a 2-0 lead and the Real Madrid player a fifth goal of the tournament. The miss, however, cost Portugal first place in the group. 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In the third minute of added time, Karim Ansarifard scored a late penalty to equalize for Iran after video review. And the nearly 42,000 spectators at Mordovia Arena gasped when Mehdi Taremi hit the side netting from close range with one of the last kicks of the match.Team captain and attacking midfielder Masoud Shojaei is sure that despite the current disappointment, the future of Iran is promising.“We learned a lot in Russia, we learned a lot from coach Carlos Queiroz and you can see that our younger players have stepped up their game,” the 34-year-old AEK player said.“Although we did not qualify to the next stage, we have thousands of Iranians seeing a competitive team that can make them dream. In four years, we will be even better.”Earlier, Portugal coach Fernando Santos called Iran “the best Asian team” at the moment.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Clippers head into free agency with Jordan as question mark Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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World Cup: Colombia advances, Senegal eliminated by tiebreaker

first_imgBut Colombia’s hopes appeared diminished when Rodriguez was replace by Luis Muriel because of an apparent injury in the 31st minute against Senegal. Teammate Radamel Falcao patted him on the back sympathetically as he headed to the sideline.Rodriguez returned to the team bench in the second half, in time to see Mina’s header that gave Colombia the lead.Mina, 6-foot-5 (1.95 meters), leapt above a pair of Senegalese defenders to head the ball hard off the ground and off Senegal goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye’s hand, sending the enthusiastic Colombian fans at Samara Stadium into a frenzy.Senegal kept trying to get a goal that would have sent it to the next round, but Colombia defended well. Japan, content with a 1-0 defeat to Poland in the simultaneous match, was stalling because it would advance if the scores remained the same.Video review was used in the 18th minute when Colombia’s Davinson Sanchez tackled charging forward Sadio Mane. The referee originally gave Senegal the penalty kick, but the review went in Colombia’s favor.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia, which reached the quarterfinals four years ago in Brazil, finished atop its group and is the fourth South American team to advance. Senegal’s elimination means all five African teams are eliminated.Colombia and Japan go on to face opponents from Group G — either England or Belgium, who play later Thursday.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 crownJapan and Senegal were even on points, goal difference, goals scored, and they tied in their head-to-head meeting. If FIFA had not added the fair play tiebreaker for this World Cup, the two teams would have had to draw lots to determine which would advance.Colombia is the only team in Russia to lose its opener — 2-1 to Japan — and make it to the round of 16. The Colombians appeared as to regain form with a 3-0 victory over Poland. James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich star who was a substitute in the team’s opener because of a calf injury, set up two goals in that match. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 Colombia’s Luis Muriel, left, and Senegal’s Salif Sane challenge for the ball during the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)SAMARA, Russia — Yerry Mina leapt high above defenders to score on a header in the 74th minute and Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the World Cup knockout stage. Senegal became the first team ever eliminated by a new tiebreaker — number of yellow cards.Poland defeated Japan 1-0 in the other group match. Japan and Senegal were tied on all tiebreakers except “fair play points,” based on yellow and red cards. Japan had four yellow cards, Senegal had six.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Carlos Sanchez returned to Los Cafeteros after sitting a one-match suspension of a red card just three minutes into the opener. Sanchez received criticisms and a death threat, which is being investigated by Colombian authorities. It referenced the murder of Colombian defender Andres Escobar following an own-goal at the 1994 World Cup.Senegal opened the tournament in Russia with a 2-1 victory over Poland and followed that with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Japan.Senegal’s last appearance in the World Cup came in 2002, when the team reached the quarterfinals. Current coach Aliou Cisse was the captain of that squad.This is the first time since 1982 that no African teams have advanced from the first round.ALREADY WOUNDEDColombia midfielder Abel Aguilar was unavailable after he was injured and taken off the field on a stretcher in the first half against Poland. Mateus Uribe took his place in that match and started against Senegal.Coach Jose Pekerman would not say when or if Aguilar might return during the tournament, but said the left adductor injury was not as serious as feared.GROUP DYNAMICSThe Colombian fans were well aware of what their team needed to assure a spot in the knockout round: A win. They joined in unison to sing “Let’s go Colombia, tonight we have to win” to start the second half, momentarily drowning out the enthusiastic Senegalese drummers. Attendance was announced at 41,970.KEYS TO SUCCESScenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES PSL: Sta. Lucia gets first win, drops Cocolife Rodriguez’s departure was a blow to Colombia but Mina came through with his second goal in Russia.FOUR YEARS AGOThursday was the anniversary of Colombia’s 2-0 victory over Uruguay at Maracana Stadium in Brazil that sent Los Cafeteros into the quarterfinals. Rodriguez scored both goals, including one that was voted goal of the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Columbian import Wright on PBA debut: ‘I could’ve been better’

first_imgANTIPOLO—Akeem Wright’s first game in the PBA didn’t go exactly as he hoped for.Wright’s Columbian lost in the opener of the PBA Governors’ Cup to Meralco, 109-106, after the Dyip squandered a 10-point halftime lead.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The 6-foot-5 import, though, said he was fine and there was nothing to worry about.“I kind of hurt my knee in the end but you know I’m fine.” 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’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES The Dyip held a 53-43 lead against the Bolts heading into the break but got bamboozled in the second half.“We had multiple chances in taking the lead, and you know, we got to hang our hat because that’s a tough team,” said Wright.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“They’ve been to the finals for the last two times of this cup so hats off to them and they fought back and won the game.”Columbian got outscored, 42-23, in the third quarter and went into the fourth down, 85-76. Although the Dyip and the Bolts were tied at 106-106 in the final 1:15 of the game, Baser Amer’s layup for Meralco’s 108-106 lead with a minute left brought the end to Columbian’s hopes.Wright had the chance to tie the game but he bricked his jumper with 54 seconds left.“I could’ve been better, I missed a lot of shots I normally make especially the ones in the fourth quarter that could’ve tied the game,” said Wright, who had 30 points and 14 boards.“Normally, that’s a shot I would make all day in practice so I’m a little frustrated with myself.”Wright did not just muff his late-game chance for the Dyip but he also hurt his right knee with 1.4 seconds left when he battled for a rebound during Allen Durham’s free throw.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Kurash, bridge and sambo: 10 unusual Asian Games sports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

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