SEA Games: Perlas Pilipinas rallies to stun Thailand

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas made its way out of what looked like the end of the road to shock Thailand, 69-67, in the 29th Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The gutsy Filipinos pulled off a houdini act late after finishing the game with a 16-2 run capped by the game-winning basket by Allana Lim off a nice assist by Frances Mae Cabinbin with less than 20 seconds to go.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s squash duo cop bronze LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img The Philippines was on its way to seeing its gold medal hopes go down the drain after trailing, 65-53, with 5:19 remaining.But the seemingly insurmountable lead only paved the way for Perlas’ character to show up and heroes to stand out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBack-to-back baskets by Lim and Pontejos, who also shone on the defensive end with a couple of crucial steals down the stretch, tied it at 65 with 1:47 left.The Thais momentarily stopped the bleeding to regain the lead, but Analyn Almazan knotted the count again at 67 with 42.4 seconds remaining before Lim and Cabinbin conspired for the clutch play. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The Philippines redeemed itself from a 78-68 loss to Indonesia to improve to 3-1. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

first_imgMOST READ The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015. He was a key contributor during the 2016 championship season, coming off the bench to provide an offensive spark. He appeared in 79 games last season, averaging 5.7 points in 20.4 minutes.Felder was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He played in 42 games for Cleveland last season. Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open View comments LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Richard Jefferson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP —CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gilas goes 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers, hurdles Taiwan

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Klisura, Foton target 7th victory June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro and Matthew Wright sprung into action to put some fight in the Philippines after going down by twin digits right in the first three minutes, 2-12.“June Mar saved us,” said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. “We got off to a terrible start.”Gilas just couldn’t quite shake off Taipei—much like Japan in their 77-71 opening win in Tokyo—as the Taiwanese hung around for most of the second half until Wright stepped up to provide the spark the Filipinos needed in the final quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Filipino-Canadian Wright knocked in all of his 11 points in the fourth period, nine coming from three-point range, that gave Gilas some breather, 84-76, going into the last two minutes.Castro led the Philippines with 20 points, the same number he dropped in Japan, while Fajardo also delivered 17 points and eight rebounds. The Taiwanese last threatened at 73-72, at the six-minute mark before a Castro three-point play and the last of Wright’s three triples put the Filipinos in command for good, 79-72.Despite the perfect start, the pressure mounts as Gilas takes on powerhouse Australia next in the tournament’s second window starting Feb. 22, 2018 in Adelaide.Taipei’s naturalized player Quincy Davis dropped 12 of his team-best 20 points early to lift the Taiwanese to a 19-8 edge, before the Filipinos rallied to wrest the lead, 44-42, at halftime.Aussies whip JapaneseIn another qualifying match, Australia, nowhere near its full strength but still posing as the biggest hurdle for Gilas Pilipinas in the first round of the qualifying series, whipped Japan, 82-58, at Titanium Arena for a similar 2-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Australia kicked off its campaign with a lopsided win over Chinese Taipei, 104-66, on Friday at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.Despite the final score, Australia did not have an easy time against Japan, not with the visiting Japanese shooting well in the early goings and trailing by just one, 23-22, at the end of the first quarter.The Akatsuki Five stayed within striking distance of the Boomers up until the payoff period, where Australia outscored Japan, 22-8, to put the game beyond reach.Tall orderReyes described the bid to beat Australia, which finished fourth in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as “suntok sa buwan (a long shot) to the highest degree” even minus Aussie NBA stars like Ben Simmons, Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova.Australia, its current roster bannered by Olympic veterans like Chris Goulding, Brad Newley and Damian Martin, is among the favorites to qualify in the region as the new Fiba grouping merged Asia and Oceania.Australia ranks ninth in the world rankings, the highest in the Asia-Oceania group, followed by Iran (22nd), China (24th), New Zealand (27th) and the Philippines (30th).True to form, Australia wasted no time in showing its might when it torched Chinese Taipei with a 62 percent shooting clip from the field.Daniel Kickert, who dropped 15 points in just over 17 minutes of action, led five Aussies who finished in twin digits against the Taiwanese. —WITH FIBA.COMPHILIPPINES 90—Castro 20, Fajardo 17, Wright 11, Pogoy 11, Ravena 9, Abueva 8, Blatche 6, Norwood 5, Aguilar 3.CHINESE-TAIPEI 83—Davis 20, Chou Y. 17, Huang 16, Liu 7, Tsai 6, Lee 6, Chou P.C. 4, Chou P.H. 3, Chen 2, Chiang 2, Hu 0, Lu 0.Quarters: 18-23, 44-42, 65-64, 90-83 LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERIn defending its home court, Gilas Pilipinas got a bit sloppy.The old reliables, though, managed to clean up the mess as the Philippines turned back Chinese Taipei, 90-83, for a 2-0 start in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READlast_img read more

D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum destroys AMA by 24

first_imgCJ Perez was also one of the seven players who notched double figures in scoring with 15 markers, 14 boards, and five dimes.Wilson Baltazar pumped three treys to wound up with 13 points, Jaycee Marcelino, MJ Ayaay, and Ralph Tansingco all logged 12 points, and Jayvee Marcelino got 11 in the comfortable victory for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter gaining back-to-back wins after losing their conference-opener, Jawbreakers coach Topex Robinson praised his wards for sustaining their frenetic pace.“Again, we want to keep on sustaining the energy. We want to change the way the D-League will be played,” he said. “They have to keep up to us rather than us keeping up with the rest of the D-League.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Quarters: 31-19, 61-39, 81-64, 109-85. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESShowing no signs of slowing down, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum waylaid AMA Online Education, 109-85, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu led the balanced attack for the Jawbreakers with 17 points, including a rim-rattling dunk over Andre Paras with 2:44 remaining to punctuate the victory, along with 10 rebounds, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Marcial brings experience, demeanor to PBA Commissioner’s Office The win also allowed Zark’s to surpass its paltry showing in the 2017 Foundation Cup, where it finished 1-9.The Jawbreakers ran to a 15-6 opening salvo and kept their foot on the pedal en route to a 27-point advantage, 109-82, late in the game.Genmar Bragais held the fort for the winless Titans (0-2) with a game-high 29 points and nine rebounds, while Michael Cañete got 22 markers and seven boards.The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 109 — Nzeusseu 17, Perez 15, Baltazar 13, Ayaay 12, Jc. Marcelino 12, Tansingco 12, Jv. Marcelino 11, Serrano 5, Cinco 4, Ibañez 4, Marata 4, Liwag 0, Santos 0.AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 85 — Bragais 29, Cañete 22, Manalang 10, Escalambre 8, Casiño 5, Porter 5, Paras 4, Parcero 2, Antonares 0, Garcia 0, Raflores 0, Salonga 0.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Key signings boost Global-Cebu roster

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ With a slew of talented new signings, Global Cebu looks poised to mount a serious challenge in both the Philippines Football League and in the AFC Cup starting Feb. 10.The Cebu-based side acquired former Meralco Manila players Lee Jeong-min, a defender from Korea, Curt Dizon, Daniel Gadia and Jinggoy Valmayor and Ilocos United striker Chima Uzoka as it looks to fill the void left by captain Misagh Bahadoran, who signed a lucrative deal with Perak in the Malaysian Super League.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Officiating, fans on top of Marcial’s priorities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The excitement is palpable within the Global side as the club also welcomed a new owner in Alvin Carranza, who takes over from Dan Palami, who has opted to focus on his duties as chair of the national teams’ committee of the Philippine Football Federation.Carranza, a long time supporter of grassroots football as managing director of the Teen Azkals Foundation, Inc., has elevated Marjo Allado back as head coach, after Akbar Nawas handled the team in the second half of the season last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think the club is in good hands with Alvin (Carranza) at the helm,” said Palami.While Dennis Villanueva and Amani Aguinaldo also moved to Davao Aguilas and Ceres Negros, respectively, Global has kept several key players in goalkeeper Patrick Deyto, Rufo Sanchez, Daryl Roberts and Wesley Dos Santos. LATEST STORIEScenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Global attracted the biggest crowd in the PFL last season when 5,300 fans showed up for their clash against Visayas rival, Ceres-Negros, at Cebu City Sports Center.Having already established a strong connection with the Cebuano crowd, Global hopes it could make another deep run in the AFC Cup, while giving Ceres a run for its PFL crown. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Murray refuses to blame injury for Wimbledon heartbreak

first_img“Obviously as you get older, things are a little bit tougher to manage than they are when you’re younger. There’s a bit more wear and tear there.”Murray, who said he chose not to call the trainer onto court as “there was nothing much he could do” insisted there were no long-term risks to him playing the quarter-final.“I knew I wasn’t going to do any major damage by playing. So obviously wanted to try if possible to find a way at the end,” he said.Ironically, Murray, who was bidding to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the eighth time, could have wrapped up the quarter-final in straight sets.After cruising through the opening set he was a break up at 4-3 in the second before his afternoon dramatically unravelled, his movement and power seriously compromised.ADVERTISEMENT Murray had arrived at the All England Club feeling the effects of his right hip problem.The toll of playing five matches caught up with him as he limped to just his second loss in eight meetings with the giant American.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m not going to go into all the details of exactly what my hip issues are,” said 30-year-old Murray.“The whole tournament I’ve been a little bit sore but I’ve been dealing with it for a very long time during my career. “It wasn’t like I was a million miles away from winning the match. Obviously the end was a bit of a struggle,” added Murray.“I almost found a way to get into the semis. I wasn’t that far away from doing that.”With the American hard-court season approaching and the US Open starting in just over six weeks’ time, Murray said he will seek out the best advice over his injury and schedule.Those discussions will start immediately and he admitted a break from the sport could be one solution to his problems.“I’ll get the best advice I can, then stick with that. If it means taking a few weeks’ rest, then so be it,” explained Murray.“If it means training and doing the right rehab and stuff, then I’ll do that.”Murray could lose his world number one ranking if Novak Djokovic goes on to claim a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday.He admitted that losing top spot wouldn’t be a surprise as his form has fallen below his high standards this year.Murray was a shock fourth round loser at the Australian Open before an encouraging run to the last-four at Roland Garros.He has won just one title in 2017, in Dubai, and made one other final, losing to Djokovic in Qatar in January. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Britain’s Andy Murray reacts as he loses a point to Sam Querrey of the United States during their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Andy Murray refused to blame his long-standing hip problem for his five-set defeat to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon on Wednesday, but admitted taking a break was not out of the question.The defending champion and world number one slumped to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1 quarter-final defeat to the 28th-ranked American on a shellshocked Centre Court.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Querrey sends hobbling Murray out of Wimbledon Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ “I’m sure moving forward I’ll be able to get through it (the hip problem). I just need to do all of the right things and be even more diligent and professional than I have been recently,” he said.“I feel like I’ve done all of the right stuff, but I’ll try to do more, try to get myself in better shape. “Hopefully I’ll come through the other side of it a better player, a better athlete.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

NLEX downs Alaska behind Fuller’s 30-20, Alas’ stellar game

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAaron Fuller had a solid PBA debut and NLEX reasserted its dominance over Alaska with a 112-104 win in the 2017 Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fuller notched a double-double with 30 points and 20 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who improved to 3-0 against the Aces this season.ADVERTISEMENT Perlas outlasts UP to stay in hunt for semis spot “It’s a different feeling. We only need one win and we’ll be able to tie our record last conference,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, whose squad finished at the bottom of the standings with a 2-9 card in the Commissioner’s Cup.“This is a validation of our hard work, but there is nothing to celebrate at this point, it’s just the beginning,” Guiao added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Road Warriors broke loose from a 94-deadlock with six straight points by Fulling, including an emphatic putback dunk, giving his team a 111-99 lead with 50 seconds left.“They’re still a physical, rugged, defensive team. More reason for me to look at this as a good sign because Alaska is not a pushover. Alaska is a contender and if you beat Alaska you know you’re doing something right,” Guiao said. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Kevin Alas was a spark off the bench for NLEX with 20 points and eight rebounds.LaDontae Henton finished with 27 points and nine rebounds while Calvin Abueva posted 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Aces, whose struggles spilled into the new conference.Alaska has now lost nine straight games dating back to the previous conference.NLEX, on the other hand, has won three in a row after ending last conference with back-to-back victories.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Belo has complete faith in Chot: ‘He knows what’s best for the team and me’

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “I’m starting to get frustrated,” Belo told the Inquirer in Filipino after sitting out a 101-70 victory over India on Saturday afternoon. “My mind feels that I am ready to play. I feel like I am ready to play at the highest level, but somehow, I can’t.”READ: Belo has to get over mental hump regarding injury — ReyesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsA lot has been expected from the 6-foot-3 former Far Eastern University ace, and Reyes even named him as a candidate for the Fiba Asia Championship squad that will play in Beirut from Aug. 8-20.But Belo, it seems, hasn’t gone over the psychological hump that will allow him to play with full efficiency despite a surgically-repained knee. “He is a big part of our plans for the Fiba Asia,” Reyes said. “But he is still not in game shape.“I think it’s all in here,” Reyes added while pointing to his temple.READ: Belo undergoes surgery for tear, will still attend Gilas trainingBelo acknowledges that and knows that he has to battle his frustrations and that psychological hump at the same time.He said that he is ready to embrace whatever Reyes decides on as far as the Fiba Asia lineup is concerned, and that he is willing to work himself back into National Team-shape.“I have complete trust in coach Chot,” he said. “He knows what’s good for me and the National team.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Roddick, Clijsters among Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Mac Belo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the Jones Cup Invitational will end on Sunday night, and from among the 17 intrepid men that coach Chot Reyes brought here, it will only be Mac Belo who will have a forgettable tournament.Coming off an injury that kept him out for most of the PBA season, Belo was hoping to bounce back in this tournament to regain his confidence on the court, and most of all, prove to himself that the injury has healed and that it has healed well.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img read more

Thistleton finishes 2nd in elite female despite bike crash

first_imgPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Jacqueline Thistleton crashed her bike midway through the course and she could’ve easily quit right then and there.“It all happened so quickly. Everything was broken. I wasn’t coming at all together,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT But giving up is not an option for the gritty Australian as she picked herself up and soldiered on.Thistleton admitted her road to recovery was all a blur as her competitive spirit got the better of her for the remainder of the track.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I guess it was just adrenaline. I think I just had the adrenaline to get on to the bike and see where I can go. It wasn’t pretty coming back on bike,” she said.She also couldn’t let down the Cebuano crowd down in her first triathlon race in the Philippines. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “I guess it was just the crowd. I had so much support and I’d like to give everyone justice — my family, my friends, everyone. It’s adrenaline, to be honest, and it’s just about it,” she said.Thistleton’s character showed in weathering the storm and not only did she get back in the race, she also managed to finish second in the elite female category of the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday here.After an inspiring stint, Thistleton hopes to get another invite, especially with the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship set to be hosted here next year.“I’ll tell everyone come over and give it a go. It’s definitely worth the trip,” she said with a smile.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant GALLERY: 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READlast_img read more

Gilas sews up QF berth

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 84-68 victory over Japan before blowing Hong Kong off the floor, 99-55.They would be closing out first-round play against the Chinese Taipei dribblers on Saturday seeking a sweep.The Tall Blacks, on the other hand, survived a 33-point, 11-rebound, eight-assist performance from Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib also on Thursday to pull off an 86-82 win over the hosts and also rise to 2-0.New Zealand, which defeated the Philippines in the World Cup Qualifying’s wild card tournament in Manila last year, also defeated Kazakhstan and will be seeking top Group C ranking with a win over South Korea, also on Saturday.El Khatib, meanwhile, is averaging 24.5 points and is running third in the department, which Gilas Pilipinas’ Terrence Romeo paces after exploding for 26 points in a 96-87 win over defending champion China on Wednesday night.Syria’s Tarek Aljabi, a beefy shooting guard, is in second after scoring 25 points over Jordan.El Khatib is likewise averaging eight rebounds and six assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers San Beda, Letran trip foes View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games With all guns firing in an eight-minute stretch in the third period on Friday night, Gilas Pilipinas sent Iraq crashing face down in their Group B match and bagged an automatic quarterfinal berth at Nouhad Nowfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Iraq was held to a paltry nine points in the third as the Gilas defense held its own in the shaded lane and in the perimeter.Gilas clashes with Qatar at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Sunday, with a win pushing China and Iraq to the qualifying round for the quarterfinals.Defending champion China scored its first win, a 92-67 manhandling of the Qataris, and will close out preliminary round action against Iraq.Australia and New Zealand, world powerhouses seeing action in the Fiba Asia zone for the first time, are both undefeated and set the pace in their own groups after the first four playdates.Ranked 10th in the world, the Aussies first posted anADVERTISEMENT Christian Standhardinger joined Terrence Romeo in presiding over a 19-0 tear as the Filipinos broke away from what had been a very tight contest for a 84-68 victory and a 2-0 record that assured them of safe passage into the KO stages.That third quarter spurt climaxed the hard work the Filipinos put in to bounce back from a bum start and it meant that Gilas will, in all likelihood, be avoiding a quarterfinal clash with world power Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStandhardinger, the tournament rookie who took the place of Andray Blatche as the country’s naturalized player at the 11th hour, touched off the crippling run with five straight points before Romeo connected on seven consecutive of his own.It was more than enough for the Filipinos to snuff the fight out of the Iraqis, who, like in their Jones Cup encounter three weeks before, resorted to a lot of physicality. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more