Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman

first_img“We are still gathering information,” Uytengsu said.The Ironman race in Cebu also had a casualty back in 2012. –With reports from Christian Orellano and Norman MendozaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Tragedy struck in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 Philippines when a triathlete passed away during the gruelling race Sunday at Shangri-La Mactan here.In a report by Cebu Daily News, the athlete, who was participating in the men’s 45-49 category, suddenly stopped on his tracks during the 1.9-kilometer swim course and was seen waving his hands, calling the attention of the race marshals who immediately swam to him.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending 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 Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippine Red Cross identified the athlete as Eric Nadal Mediavillo, 47, from PMMA Multi Sport team.Mediavillo was unconscious when he was brought to shore. Paramedics still tried to revive the triathlete before rushing him to Mactan Doctor’s Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:47 a.m.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’“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our athletes following the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu. The athlete required medical attention during the swim portion of Sunday’s race and was properly transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated. Our condolences go out to the athlete’s family and friends, whom we will continue to support,” the organizers said in a statement.Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said the organizers were still investigating the incident. MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

PH sports ‘darlings’ take on hosts in women’s volleyball

first_img“We have a very strong team,” said head coach Francis Vicente. “This is the best we got. I hope we beat Malaysia and come up with a strong start.”Two years ago in Singapore, the Philippines scored straight sets win against Malaysia. But this time, the Filipinos will have to deal with the hometown crowd as well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines will take on Vietnam next in the group stage before going up against either Indonesia or Thailand in the sudden-death semifinals.The country last won a gold in 1993 with a team composed of Nene Ybanez-Chavez. During the 2005 Games in Manila, the Philippines wound up third—the last time the country won a medal in the sport.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team, the delegation sweethearts, begins its long and arduous trek to the podium Thursday when it faces host Malaysia at 2 p.m. in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at MITEC Hall 11.The team is composed of the A-list stars of a sport whose popularity has been skyrocketing and boasts months of training that sent them to Japan and Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We have to play with toughness and intensity,” said Vicente, who is eyeing at least a podium finish for the team that just last week finished eighth in the Asian Championships.In the Asians, the Philippines beat Vietnam and Hong Kong, banking on a newfound chemistry among superstars Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Jaja Santiago and team captain Mika Reyes. What’s in store for your animal sign this year Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s end View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao’s new basketball league gets off ground

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Combining the best features of the country’s top cage leagues, the MPBL will usher its maiden season on Sept. 23 with 12 teams from local government units and hundreds more in the accompanying tournament for barangays.According to MPBL commissioner Snow Badua, confirmed to compete in the home and away league initially confined to Luzon, are teams from Bulacan, Pampanga, Batangas and Laguna.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’The Metro Manila bets are Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Makati, Paranaque, Manila, and a yet-to-be-named squad.MPBL operations head Zaldy Realubit said the LGU teams will have corporate sponsors like Alphaland-Makati and FEU-NRMF-Quezon City. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu To maintain equality among the teams, no imports will be allowed, at least four players should be residents of the LGU they’re representing, and no age limit will be imposed.Players will be given a maximum salary of P150,000 and a minimum of P40,000 for at least six months.LGU games will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be televised. General admission and upper box will be free. Inter-barangay action will be held Wednesdays and Fridays and can be be viewed on livestream.Lined up for MPBL’s inaugural season are the Rajah Cup, Datu Cup, Lakan Cup, Mumbaki Cup and the Urduja Cup with the best performing team overall being declared Supremo Crown winner.Nothing definite yetMeanwhile, Pacquiao said nothing’s definite yet as far as his rematch with Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 12 is concerned.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments PH winds up with another failed SEA Games bid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “We haven’t talk about it (details) yet,” said Pacquiao, referring to promoter Bob Arum, in Filipino.The Australian side of the promotion is getting concerned because Pacquiao has yet to sign the fight contract against Horn, who wrested his WBO light welterweight title last July 2, at Suncorp Stadium.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Provide livelihood for displaced players, find hidden talents, and veer the youth away from drugs.These were the main reasons why Sen. Manny Pacquiao launched the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League in a press conference Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:40Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

Aguilas seek first win vs Ceres-Negros

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – A standing-room-only crowd watches Ceres-Negros’ match against Malaysia’s Felda United in the AFC Cup. No other place in the country packs as many football fans as Bacolod’s Panaad Stadium. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANNational Under-22 coach Marlon Maro gets his baptism of fire as he tries to steer the Davao Aguilas to their first win against no less than AFC Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros on Wednesday in the Philippines Football League at Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City.Maro, who led the Under-22 Azkals to a couple of victories in the Southeast Asian Games last month, has been called in to replace Australian coach Gary Phillips, on an interim capacity, after the Aguilas went winless in their first 15 games of the inaugural season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees Even with the signing of national team stars Phil and James Younghusband during the transfer window, the Aguilas still couldn’t find a breakthrough victory with their latest defeat coming last Saturday at the hands of the Busmen, 1-3, at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Aguilas have actually lost their first two meetings with the Busmen, who are in fourth spot with 28 points from 13 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogOver at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Global Cebu seeks to regain second spot when it collides with Stallion Laguna at 4 p.m.With 34 points from 20 matches, the Cebuanos can cut FC Meralco Manila’s lead at the top to just four points with a win, although the Sparks will have two games in hand. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Unbeaten La Salle welcomes Mbala back vs Adamson The Laguna side, which has 26 points from 20 games, is also in pursuit of a Top Four place with league top scorer Jess Melliza expected to lead the charge.The fleet-footed striker from Iloilo has scored 13 goals so far this season, helping Stallion climb back into contention for a spot in the league’s Finals Series, which will see the top four teams battle for places in the finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Bolts return to PBA finals

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ De Ocampo hit one of his patented jumpers that keyed a 91-88 overtime win at the expense of the Star Hotshots to send the Bolts back to the finals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.“It’s really hard to close out the series because our opponents are in a do-or-die situation,” said De Ocampo, whose shot near the top of the arc with 1:17 remaining provided the cushion that Meralco badly needed in the game at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAllen Durham again made a strong case to replicate his personal reward anew after scoring 24 points on top of 19 rebounds and six assists.But a far more meaningful hardware has kept the reigning best import highly motivated. TNT, Ginebra out to break semis tie The Texters have been consistently holding their own against Barangay Ginebra’s imposing frontline and will again have to cut down the Gin Kings to size anew if they want to score a crucial Game 3 victory Friday also at the Big Dome.“We always believe that we’re capable of beating Ginebra. But it takes a lot of focus and a lot of effort to do that,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.Sealing all possible gaps in the lane, the KaTropa leveled the semifinal showdown by humbling the Gin Kings, 103-96, on a road trip in Batangas City last Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESRanidel De Ocampo has churned out countless highlight reels throughout his career in a TNT uniform.On Thursday night, the 13-year veteran brought his winning act to the Meralco Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “It’s been our goal since the beginning of the conference to be in the finals. Now, we’re back,” said Durham.Effectively filling up the void left by the injured Paul Lee, Mark Barroca and rookie Jio Jalalon picked up the slack for the Hotshots, who fought for survival on sustained grit and hustle before being swept in their best-of-five semifinal series.Lee was ruled out the rest of the season for the ailing left knee that forced Star coach Chito Victolero to bench his prized guard in Game 2.He was scheduled to go through surgery early Friday and would rest six to eight weeks to heal completely.TNT KaTropa, meanwhile, hopes to keep control of its own best-of-five affair against Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody View commentslast_img read more

Even after 4th MVP, Ildefonso believes Fajardo hasn’t hit his ceiling yet

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I’m proud and happy with the achievements June Mar has been getting, but I think as long as he’s healthy, he can still win more MVPs. It’s good if he gets another one and set a new record being the MVP for the fifth time,” said the San Miguel great, who himself was a two-time MVP.READ: Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFajardo’s fourth MVP award puts him in an illustrious club together with legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, but only the gentle giant has won the plum in consecutive seasons.He’s currently tied with Ildefonso for the record of most Best Player of the Conference awards at five. View comments “The competition is getting stronger, so he has to make it a project to be more fundamentally sound on offense and defense. He can’t get too comfortable on his position because the other teams are catching up and adapting on his game, so he should find a way to add more weapons to his arsenal,” the outspoken bench tactician said.Austria also believes that it’s high time for him to make his mark in the international stage.“It’s about time for him to help the national team. He has one of the biggest potential to help the national team succeed and he’s really going to be a valuable contributor for Gilas if he’s healthy,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beermen’s Mythical Five domination testament of hardwork, sacrifice MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Ildefonso is also hopeful that Fajardo’s defensive efforts would also be noticed as he expects the big man to figure in the league’s All-Defensive Team.“I hope he continues being a part of that because with June Mar, it’s not just about the offense because he’s big, but also, his defense should be commended,” he said.READ: Fajardo on pace for another PBA MVP awardFajardo was named to the All-Defensive Team for the third time in his career after leading the PBA with 11.34 rebounds and 2.02 blocks this season. He was cited as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year back in the 2015-16 season.Meanwhile, San Miguel coach Leo Austria is hoping to see his prized big man continue to develop basic skills, which will go a long way in helping him survive the big bullseye on his back.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter winning his fourth consecutive Most Valuable Player award, the milestones June Mar Fajardo can cross off his checklist seems to be getting smaller and smaller.But his mentor Danny Ildefonso believes that the Cebuano giant, despite an already successful five-year career, is nowhere near his ceiling and can still win the MVP award again next year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Grizzlies star Gasol denies engineering coach firing

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Memphis started the season 7-4 before the string of losses began. The Grizzlies haven’t won since losing point guard Mike Conley to an Achilles tendon injury seven games ago.Gasol, who is averaging 19.1 points and 9.1 rebounds, admitted he and Fizdale “didn’t see eye to eye all of the time”.“But we both had the same intentions of making the team a collective thing,” he said. “We couldn’t find the formula to do that.”J.B. Bickerstaff was named interim coach and Wallace said he will keep the position for the rest of the season.Bickerstaff went 37-34 as interim coach of the Houston Rockets in 2015-16 after Kevin McHale was fired nine games into the campaign.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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, front, of Spain, argues for a call as forward Dillon Brooks looks on against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol said Tuesday he had nothing to do with the struggling NBA team’s decision to sack coach David Fizdale.Fizdale was let go on Monday, a day after a furious Gasol was benched for the fourth quarter of the team’s eighth straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Referee says ‘air punch, vulgar language’ led to LeBron’s first career ejection Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES But the Spanish big man said he was surprised by the timing of the move.“Nobody likes to see a coach change during the season because you don’t have enough time to work on stuff,” Gasol told reporters on Tuesday. “I was a little bit shocked by it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMemphis general manager Chris Wallace said the firing of the second-year coach was due to the team being underachievers and not related to any rift between Fizdale and Gasol.“There were bigger trends than just the relationship between the two of them,” Wallace said. “It just hasn’t been going well for us after a good start. And there was no indication that it was going to change magically any time soon.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Bulls rally in victory over Knicks

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Chicago trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but shut down New York down the stretch of its ninth win in 11 games. The Knicks managed just three points in the final 5 1/2 minutes.Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points for the Bulls (12-22), who were coming off a 115-106 win at Milwaukee. Justin Holiday and Robin Lopez had 11 points apiece.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“I did think we hung in there,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We spent a lot of energy (Tuesday) night. I don’t think we came out with great energy, our focus wasn’t great, we were turning the ball over. We did things we had not been doing.”Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 23 points, and Courtney Lee had 17. New York (17-17) has dropped three straight. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Porzingis, guarded mostly by Markkanen, was shut out after he made a jumper with 6:58 left.“We got content to walking it up the court,” New York coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We weren’t able to get into easy early stuff. Instead we were setting up, they were switching and we were spending too much time looking for KP and then the shot clock would start going down.”The Knicks led for most of the night before Holiday hit a corner 3-pointer that tied it at 86 with 3:01 left.Neither team scored for the next two-plus minutes before Dunn found Markkanen ahead of the field for a dunk.New York’s Jarrett Jack was fouled with 8.5 seconds left and had a chance to tie it, but converted just 1 of 2 free throws. Dunn was fouled with 7.8 seconds to go and made both for a 90-87 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rondo’s record 25 assists power Pelicans past Nets Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks moves against Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO, Illinois—The Chicago Bulls struggled for long stretches. They looked fatigued at times on the second night of back-to-back games. And they found a way to win anyway.Kris Dunn scored 17 points, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and the surging Bulls rallied to beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Following a timeout, Enes Kanter’s 3-point attempt missed badly and bounced out of bounds. Holiday then iced the game with a pair of free throws.The Bulls posted a 104-102 victory in the first meeting between the teams on Dec. 9 at the United Center, with Dunn hitting a pair of free throws with 2.9 seconds left.“There are gonna be games that are ugly, but it all comes down to stops,” Dunn said. “We take pride in our defensive stops. I think we’re very resilient.”Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic was held to just four points. He averaged 18.5 points in the previous 10 games.New York rookie Frank Ntilikina has had Thursday night’s game at San Antonio circled since the schedule came out. It will be his first opportunity to meet countryman Tony Parker.“He’s the best French player in history, so it’s going to be challenging to play against him,” Ntilikina said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Hot Shot proves size no issue for Harlem Globetrotters

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Her son is enjoying every moment.“I dreamed of this moment as a kid,” he says. “I never thought I’d be a Harlem Globetrotter. It makes this a Cinderella magical story. It’s just amazing. The journey. The work. Practicing everyday. Overcoming adversity. Proving to people that I could be here, that I could play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone But if he’ll take part, along with the rest in the entertainment, then “Hot Shot” is anything but a curiosity — he is a real basketball player through and through.Questions and doubts about his abilities are nothing new — he grew up with them, being stared at, pointed at and made fun of.“I’m proving myself everyday,” he smiles.“Every gym, every city I walk into, people are staring down, some are laughing, asking ‘who is little dude? What can he do?’ And that first shot, or that first move, people are going crazy.”Born to a dwarf mom and an average height dad, Swanson learned to dribble and walk at the same time, recalls mom Sabrina.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Feel seven foot tall’He quickly became inseparable from the ball, keeping a portable hoop and playing day and night, driving the neighbors crazy. “I used to read my book and dribble the basketball at the same time,” he says.When he started playing organized basketball at the age of eight or nine, Sabring says “they wanted to treat him a little different. I told them: ‘no, treat him like everybody else’.”But if he had to work 10 times harder than anyone else, Jahmani proved himself a formidable player, mastering the basketball and shooting a hoop designed for players at least well over a foot (40 cm) taller.His mom only ever treated him and his brother as though they were average size people. “She prepped us… That’s how I live my life. When I’m walking the street, I feel like I’m seven foot tall.”His role models were not dwarf players or the smaller men in the NBA, but the towering legend of them all — six foot, six Michael Jordan.“Everything he did, I practiced,” he says. Sometimes he even sticks out his tongue, Jordan-style as he goes to the basket.Fifty-year-old Sabrina couldn’t be prouder.“He didn’t make the NBA but he’s entertaining and inspiring the whole world on how you could do anything you want if you put your heart and soul to it,” she says.“We don’t want to let it go to his head. That’s why I stay around.” 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 Born and bred in Harlem, a New Yorker through and through, who’s Globetrotter nickname as “Hot Shot,” his debut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn proved that he is already the team’s most popular player.A social media sensation with a litany of YouTube videos dubbed “Mani Love,” “Lil Engine” or “The Athlete” that showcase his unique style of play, dribbling the ball between the legs of challengers, thrashing actor Jamie Foxx in a one-on-one or shooting a hoop from all angles.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“I think he’s a nice addition, just because of his size. That brings a lot of attention to him,” says Kenyon Pickering, who watched the game with his children. “He’s definitely going to sell a lot of tickets.”Swanson, who is at least 22 centimeters (over eight inches) shorter than any other Globetrotter ever, is excellent advertising for the entertaining team who have dazzled millions around the world with basketball wizardry. LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Harlem Globetrotter’s “Hot Shot” Swanson (#9) is lifted in the air by “Beast” Douglas during their game against the Washington Generals at the Barclays Center December 26, 2017 in New York.AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT / With AFP Story by Thomas URBAINKnown as the “Michael Jordan of dwarf basketball,” Jahmani Swanson is only four foot five, but he’s now a Harlem Globetrotter, electrifying fans in the culmination of a childhood dream.Signing with the world-famous exhibition team earlier this month for their 2018 world tour, the 32-year-old was mobbed on court by dozens of fans queueing for a photo or an autograph after his first appearance.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin

first_imgTrail Blazers hold off the Hornets in overtime Its agents blew up a South Korean airliner ahead of the 1988 Seoul Olympics in an attempt to dissuade visitors; then it boycotted its rival’s Olympic debut on the world stage. A few years later, the discovery of the huge progress Pyongyang had been surreptitiously making on its nuclear programs plunged the Korean Peninsula into crisis. It has only deepened over the years as the North closes in on the ability to field an arsenal of nukes that can hit U.S. cities.And so, with a little help from a liberal South Korean president eager to engage Pyongyang, the 2018 Pyeongchang Games open.They do so with as much focus on the North, which has zero real medal contenders, as the South, which in the three decades since its last Olympics has built a solid winter program as it went from economic backwater and military dictatorship to Asia’s fourth-biggest economy and a bulwark of liberal democracy.Could Pyeongchang’s initial pitch — that it could contribute to peace on the Korean Peninsula — actually become reality? The opening ceremony will offer at least some hints about that, and maybe more. What’s certain is that these Games, more so than any in recent memory, are about far more than sports.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The isolated, rugged mountain town of Pyeongchang, one of the poorest, coldest and most disgruntled parts of an otherwise prosperous South Korea, will be a global player for two weeks of winter sports, Olympic spectacle and, just maybe, a bit of inter-Korean reconciliation.There will be plenty of sporting drama for both die-hard snow and ice junkies and the once-every-four-years enthusiast.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 folkWill the Russians who aren’t Russians — the 168 who have been invited as “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag — bring home gold? Will Patrick Chan of Canada hit his quad jumps and claim figure skating glory?Can reigning men’s gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan overcome injury and defend his title against Chan? Will the past and present star of American skiing, Lindsey Vonn, be surpassed by the likely future of the sport, Mikaela Shiffrin? Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year But the athletic aspect of these games has been overshadowed in the buildup to the opening ceremony by a frenzied, increasingly momentous fire-hose spray of political developments. The rival Koreas, flirting with war just weeks ago, are suddenly making overtures toward the no-longer-quite-so-absurd notion of cooperation.North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister, making an unprecedented visit to South Korean soil, will now likely attend the same opening ceremony as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who’s vowing toughest-ever sanctions on the North. Could they meet? That and other theories have engulfed South Korean media.Pyeongchang was not supposed to share the spotlight with Pyongyang. This was not supposed to be, as some in Seoul grumble, the “Pyongyang Games,” a play on the North Korean capital’s phonetic similarity to Pyeongchang.After two failed Olympic bids that emphasized the high-sounding notion that the games could help make peace with North Korea, Pyeongchang finally sold its successful try in 2011 on the decidedly capitalistic goal of boosting winter sports tourism in Asia.But North Korea has a habit of not letting itself be ignored when it comes to its southern rival.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, a human figure appears to be climbing an Olympic Cauldron at the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza as preparations continue for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. After two failed bids, hundreds of millions of dollars and a nagging national debate about whether it’s all even worth it, the Olympics will finally open Friday, Feb. 9, in a ceremony meant to showcase South Korea’s rise from dictatorship, poverty and war to one of Asia’s leading powers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The world starts watching now. At least, when it comes to sports.After two failed bids, billions of dollars in preparation and a nagging national debate about whether it’s all worth it, the Winter Olympics open Friday in Pyeongchang with a gala ceremony meant to showcase South Korea’s rise from poverty and war into one of Asia’s most modern nations.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more