Blue Eagles fend off Maroons, close in on UAAP elims sweep

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We showed a lot of character in the end. It was a tough game, we were challenged from the start and I’m happy that the players stepped up to the challenge,” said Ateneo coach Sandy Arespacochaga.READ: Perasol welcomes solid support from alumni: ‘It pressure us to deliver’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMatt Nieto scored a team-high 19 points, including seven inside the last three minutes, while Isaac Go and Gian Mamuyac added 13 points each for Ateneo, which out-rebounded UP, 49-34.Thirdy Ravena struggled from the field but did a little bit of everything to still finish with 10 points, nine rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block. LATEST STORIES UP mounted an 11-0 blast to tie the game at 79 with all the momentum on its side but a controversial call near the four-minute mark turned the tide.READ: Down but not out: Maroons still fighting for Final Four spot The referees missed what should’ve been an 8-second violation on Ateneo guard Jolo Mendoza, who fell just before crossing center court. Instead, a foul was called on UP playmaker Jun Manzo.Juan Gomez de Liaño topscored with 21 points while Paul Desiderio had 16 but went 6-of-18 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo moved a win away from an elimination round sweep after holding off University of the Philippines, 96-82, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The No. 1 Blue Eagles, who will shoot for a 14-0 record against defending champion De La Salle on Sunday, went on a 17-3 run in the final four minutes and 11 seconds to break away from a 79-deadlock.ADVERTISEMENT No limbs, no problem for Italy’s fencing firebrand For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

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NBA: Vince Carter hopes Raptors will retire his jersey

first_imgVince Carter. INQUIRER.net file photoIt seems so long ago when Vince Carter put on one of the most memorable aerial performances of all time, during the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk contest.Seventeen years removed from his stunning display of athletic prowess, the man once dubbed “half-man, half-amazing” is still in the league, doing what he loves the most.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Doctor: Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease RELATED STORY:Vince Carter biopic to be shown at Toronto film festSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carter, who donned the Raptors’ colors from 1998 to 2004, is credited for elevating the expansion franchise to new heights and boosting the sport’s popularity in Canada.Although he failed to secure a title for the Raptors, he was named 1999 Rookie of the Year, made five All-Star Game appearances, and was also named to an All-NBA Team twice while on the team.However, his willingness to pursue a championship resulted into a less than amicable exit with the franchise in 2004, when he was traded to the then-New Jersey Nets.Still, “Air Canada” considers Toronto his home, and would like to honor those memories when he decides to hang up his sneakers for good.“At the end of the day, every player’s end result is to see their jersey hanging in the rafters somewhere. That is where it started. Hopefully I will get that opportunity,” he said. Khristian Ibarrola/JBADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Now at 40 years and entering the twilight of his storied career, Carter shared aspirations of having his jersey immortalized at the place where it all began.After suiting up for seven different teams in 20 seasons, Carter expressed his desire to have his number retired by the Toronto Raptors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Of course, I’d like for [the Raptors] to retire my jersey. You’d always like your jersey retired. That is where it’s started,” the veteran wing player said in a diary entry for The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears.“There have been talks about it. People talk about it, and I’m very thankful for it. But for me, I try my best not to think about it because I am still of service in this league,” he added. 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

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La Salle books UAAP finals return, ousts Adamson

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. After trailing 63-54 at the end of the third, La Salle mounted a 14-0 run with Aljun Melecio capping it off with a rebound put-back that gave the Green Archers a 68-63 lead with 6:03 left in the game.La Salle’s lead then ballooned to eight with 52 seconds remaining after Melecio replicated his earlier play that gave the Green Archers a 78-70 buffer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“We were focused,” said Green Archers head coach Aldin Ayo. “I always tell my players that there are situations that they should do on their own accord. If you want to win, you have to do things that are not asked of you.”Adamson fizzled in the second half after a strong start, going without a field goal for more than five minutes into the payoff period that allowed La Salle to take over. Reyes: Gilas prepared to play without Blatche Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle returned to the Finals after upending third seed Adamson University, 82-75, in the Final Four Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The no. 2 Green Archers, who had a twice-to-beat advantage, await the winner of the series between Ateneo and Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next When the Falcons finally got their bearings back late in the game, the Green Archers were already hard to stop. La Salle made a living from the free throw line, making 26 out of 39 attempts off 33 fouls called on Adamson. The Falcons, on the other end, went 2-of-5 from the charity stripe on the Green Archers’ 12 fouls.Ben Mbala led La Salle with 27 points, 11 of which came from the free throw line, to go along 14 boards while Santi Santillan added 15 points and eight rebounds.Jerrick Ahanmisi had 17 points to lead Adamson while Robbie Manalang added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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PSL tweaks 2018 calendar; Petron takes on cocolife

first_imgStarting next season, the PSL will hold the import-flavored Grand Prix at the start of the year in accordance with the new competition calendar of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC).The Grand Prix, will be staged Feb. 17 to May 17 in 2018. It will be followed by the Challenge Cup beach volleyball tournament from May 26 to June 16.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 folkThe All-Filipino Conference will be from July 28 to Nov. 15. It will give way to the 6th AVC Asian Cup for Women in Thailand on Sept. 17 to 23.Meanwhile, Petron guns for its seventh win and a share of the lead when it clashes with Cocolife on Thursday in the Chooks to Go-PSL Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Center. ‘The featured encounter is set at 4:15 p.m. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Philippine Superliga (PSL) has rearranged its schedule for the next season to continue getting quality imports without encountering problem with the international transfer certificate of foreign players.“We decided to tweak our calendar in compliance with the new international calendar. Since our Grand Prix is within the international transfer period, it would be easy for us to invite foreign players for the Grand Prix, while making our players available for international competitions,” said PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Scribes honor Season 42’s finestcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ View comments Generika-Ayala and Sta. Lucia tangle in the other match at 7 p.m., with both squads hoping to improve on their standings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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Zark’s Burger burns Mila’s Lechon to a crisp

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The early call-out worked as the Jawbreakers restored order in the third quarter and fired 23 unanswered points on the way to an easy victory.Marinerong Pilipino also coasted to its first back-to-back wins with a 96-84 rout of Wangs Basketball-Letran in the second 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 folkBehind Renzo Subido and Abu Tratter, the Skippers finished the first half on a 7-0 spurt and sustained that run in the third period with Billy Robles leading the charge to push the lead to as big as 23 several times.Rian Ayonayon topscored for Marinerong Pilipino with 14 points and six assists. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Wilson Baltazar of Zark’s Burger-Lyceum battles Michael Parala of Mila’s Lechon for possession.—AUGUST DELACRUZZark’s Burger-Lyceum shook off its early struggles and clobbered Mila’s Lechon by a whopping 47 points, 102-55, on Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.“I was mad at the players at the start because we’re playing their (Mila’s) brand of basketball,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson. “That’s why I called two early timeouts to make sure that we’re in the right frame of mind.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dwyane Wade returns to Miami as Cavs continue to deal 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 From a slim 44-41 lead, Zark’s-Lyceum zoomed to a 67-41 advantage with 3:24 left in the third quarter, made easy by the Mighty Roasters’ pathetic showing in the second half.The listless outing that saw the Roasters absorb a fourth straight loss prompted the commissioner’s office to summon their team officials, led by coach Jesse Ricardo, on Friday.“We don’t have control on how our opponents play,” said Robinson. “We always tell the players that no matter who we’re playing, we have to play at our best every time. If the opportunity is there to score, we’ll keep on scoring,” he said.Mike Nzeusseu led Zark’s-Lyceum with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino and Kim Cinco both poured 12 points in the beatdown.CJ Perez was held to a conference-low nine points, but also collected five boards, two assists, and a steal as he allowed the Jawbreakers’ substitutes to shine, resulting in Zark’s 55 bench points.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Coach’s choking gesture fires up Pons in win over NU

first_imgLady Tamaraws head coach George Pascua responded by choking himself with one of the warmers that was draped on his bench.READ: FEU ends NU’s streak, gets share of second spotFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That could’ve been a crucial point for us,” said Pascua in Filpino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “It’s okay if we lost on kills, just not on service errors. So that was my reaction, and I didn’t even see it on TV.”Although Pascua didn’t see his antics on the replay monitor, Pons saw her mentor commit the gesture live. FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a gesture borne out of frustration, but Bernadeth Pons saw her head coach’s antics as fuel to lead Far Eastern University in a four set win over erstwhile unbeaten National University in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.FEU trailed NU 22-20 in the second set when Bernadeth Pons threw away a point with a service error and gave the Lady Tamaraws enough momentum to get the period, 27-25, and tie the sets at one apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Carlos, Molde relish scoring roles for Lady Maroons Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “I saw it because I was the one who committed the mistake,” said Pons laughing. “That was a crucial one because we were already in the 20s, and the service error really shifts the momentum. NU didn’t even give an effort to score, so when that happened I had the drive to get that point back.”Pons made up for her mistake as she  led the Lady Tamaraws to the 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20 triumph which put them at a 4-2 record and snapped the Lady Bulldogs’ five-game winning streak.FEU gained a share of the second spot with Ateneo and De La Salle while NU stayed in first place with a 5-1 card.Pons finished with a game-high 18 points, five more than NU star Jaja Santiago, and 11 excellent receptions.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Beal scores 30 as Wizards edge Heat in overtime

first_imgRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “There’s something so special and different when Dwyane Wade puts on that Miami Heat jersey. It transcends sport. And the impact reverberates all throughout South Florida. There’s only a few players who have that type of impact.” – Spoelstra. Wade is back in Miami after spending his first 13 NBA seasons with the Heat.UP NEXTHeat: Face Philadelphia at home on Thursday.Wizards: Visit New Orleans on Friday. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) attempts to block a shot by Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — It’s safe to say Bradley Beal has Dwyane Wade’s attention.Beal scored 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting in his 17th straight game without backcourt mate John Wall, helping the Washington Wizards to a 117-113 overtime victory over Wade’s Miami Heat on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wade almost provided his own heroics, missing a game-tying jumper in the lane with 4.1 seconds remaining after converting a three-point play to force overtime.The loss dropped Miami into eighth, a half-game behind seventh-place Milwaukee.Now 36, Wade continues to look reinvigorated since returning to Miami in a trade from Cleveland last month. The 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion has scored 20 or more points in three of the Heat’s last five games, and Tuesday was their go-to guard down the stretch.“Everything goes out the window at the end of games,” Wade said. “It’s like a mechanism where you just lock in.”Tomas Satoransky added 19 points and Markieff Morris had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Washington. Morris’ baseline 3-pointer off Beal’s feed made it 113-109 with 1:06 left in overtime.ADVERTISEMENT “This Bradley Beal right here is the Bradley Beal that, from afar, that you always thought he was going to be,” said Wade, who scored 22 points. “And this time without John Wall has really helped him grow, from a leader standpoint but also as a player. He’s seeing the game differently having the ball so much.”With Wall still sidelined following knee surgery, Beal went 6 of 7 from beyond the arc as Washington finished 14 for 24 there in its best 3-point shooting performance of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat helped end a three-game losing streak, in which the Beal had shot just 19 of 61 (31.1 percent) from the floor. By snapping the skid, the Wizards remained fifth in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind Indiana and one ahead of Philadelphia.“We needed the win,” Beal said. “It was just plain and simple. We were going to do whatever it took to get the win.” Wade brought Miami within one with 12.9 seconds remaining after he lured Kelly Oubre into a foul on a 3-point attempt, then sank three free throws to make it 114-113.After Satoransky hit one of two foul shots, Wade got free in the lane but missed a floater following a pump fake. Kelly Olynyk’s follow also missed. Oubre hit a pair of free throws to seal it.“I was a little nervous with the D-Wade floater because it was a good move,” Beal said. “That was definitely a great look for him.”Miami led only once, but stayed close throughout the second half. Wade tied it for the third time with 22 seconds left in regulation, driving by Morris, absorbing Beal’s foul, hitting a leaning layup and then converting a three-point play to make it 105-all.TIP-INSHeat: G Wayne Ellington (thigh bruise) was out for a fourth consecutive game but worked out pregame. “We’re going to push him in this workout a little bit more and see how he responds tomorrow,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. … Wade scored in double digits in the second game of a back-to-back set for the first time since his Miami return.Wizards: F Otto Porter left the game with 8:29 remaining in regulation with a bruised hip after colliding with Wade trying to reach a loose ball. … Morris’ double-double was his first since Feb. 5.TYLER TOOMiami’s Tyler Johnson scored 21 points and played more than 38 minutes in his second game back from a thigh bruise.“It was great to see him out there being aggressive and playing with confidence,” Spoelstra said. “He certainly played at least 20 more minutes than I anticipated playing him.”WALL’S PROGRESSWizards coach Scott Brooks said Wall worked out on Monday afternoon.“He actually moved around more than light shooting,” Brooks said. “Moved around pretty good. Not a lot of reps, but got a good sweat, a good workout. That’s another step in the progress of his return.”QUOTABLE GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nowitzki, Mavs hand Nuggets damaging loss in tight West race UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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No. 1 Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after Wimbledon loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Simona Halep of Romania leaves the court after being defeated by Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan in their women’s singles match on the sixth day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)LONDON — Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. It’s going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost at Wimbledon, joining the procession of top women on the way out.Ranked and seeded No. 1, fresh off her winning first Grand Slam title at the French Open, so sure she had figured out how to overcome the big-moment anxiety that was so problematic for so long, Halep chastised herself as “unprofessional” after bowing out in the third round at the All England Club on Saturday, dropping the last five games while being beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Halep held two break points in the last game, but failed to convert either.Asked when she thought she could win the match, Hsieh responded, “I don’t feel I can,” then leaned forward and laughed heartily. She did a lot of that during her news conference, making jokes and cracking herself up.She plays an unconventional brand of tennis, relying on drop shots repeatedly — which, she said, tends to drive practice partners “crazy” — and gripping her racket with two hands for forehands and backhands.Getting to the fourth round equals her best run at a major tournament in singles, although she does own two Grand Slam doubles championships. And she apparently enjoys the spotlight, because all three of her career victories over top-10 opponents came at the Australian Open (two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza), French Open (2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Johanna Konta) and, now, Wimbledon.On Monday, Hsieh will face 2014 Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova with a spot in the quarterfinals at stake. Other round-of-16 matchups on the top half of the draw: No. 12 seed Ostapenko against 50th-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the first round; No. 14 Daria Kasatkina against 47th-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck, who beat defending champ Muguruza in the second round; and No. 11 Kerber against 56th-ranked Belinda Bencic, who defeated No 6 Caroline Garcia in the first round.The bottom half of the bracket’s matches Monday: seven-time champion Williams vs. 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina; 35th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova vs. 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi; Pliskova vs. No. 20 Kiki Bertens; No. 13 Julia Goerges vs. 55th-ranked Donna Vekic, who eliminated 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in the first round.Halep will be gone, off for some sort of much-needed rest and relaxation.What will she do with the free time?“Anything,” Halep said, “but tennis.” In this case, though, Gulbis already has been a major semifinalist — he made it that far at the 2014 French Open, but his ranking slid because of a series of injuries — while the up-and-coming, 21-year-old Zverev has yet to have that sort of breakthrough.Otherwise, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro all won on a day the English spectators were preoccupied with two things: soccer and the sun. They followed along on cell phones as England beat Sweden 2-0 in the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia — the All England Club did not put that other sport on any of the video screens — and used umbrellas, fans and lotion to deal with heat that reached 90 degrees (32 Celsius).Halep essentially wilted after leading 5-2 in the third set. She wouldn’t win another game.“I tried,” Hsieh said later, “to hang in there.”Halep was a point from victory while ahead 5-4 as Hsieh served at 30-40. But the 48th-ranked Hsieh got out of that predicament with a backhand winner.ADVERTISEMENT “I just was too negative to myself, talking too much. I think because I was tired, because I’m tired, I couldn’t stay focused for every ball,” Halep said. “Mentally, I was tired. Also physically, I feel tired. My muscles are gone.”For the first time in Wimbledon history, none of the top five women’s seeds reached the round of 16. Only one of the top 10 seeds will be in action in Week 2: No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. The only past champion at the grass-court tournament left is Serena Williams. Only two other women among the 16 left even own a Grand Slam singles title: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I mean, I’m not surprised anymore,” said 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko, a 6-0, 6-4 winner against Vitalia Diatchenko, who eliminated five-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the first round. “Because every day, something strange is happening in the draw.”Far less so in the men’s bracket, although No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev did depart Saturday with a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 loss to Ernests Gulbis, a Latvian ranked 138th who is the first male qualifier since 2012 to reach Wimbledon’s fourth round. 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NCAA: Lyceum demolishes winless JRU

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Pirates used a huge 24-7 second frame to break away from the Heavy Bombers at halftime, 45-23, en route to their third straight win.“I told the team that we should not fall into the trap that we are a good offensive team and not repeat the things that we did last game,” Pirates head coach Topex Robinson 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 still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Lyceum, the last year’s finalist, made 30 points off the Heavy Bombers’ 34 errors.Mike Nzeusseu displayed his three-point shooting prowess with three conversions and finished with 21 points, 10 boards, and two blocks. Cj Perez added 12 markers and five assists while Kim Cinco poured in 11 points all in the third frame.Jed Mendoza had 14 markers for JRU, which slid to 0-2. Justin Robert Valencia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Lyceum continued its hot start and pulverized Jose Rizal University, 88-56, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

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Facing former coach just another game for Melecio, Baltazar

first_imgDe La Salle head coach Louie Gonzales was quick to shrug off any potential storyline when his team faced Aldin Ayo for the first time after the muscular tactician’s transfer to University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Gonzales said facing Ayo, who was the Green Archers’ head coach from 2016 until 2017, was just another day in the office for him and that he approached the game like he would against any other team in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.“If it’s Aldin or any other coach I will treat it the same way I approached the other games, and that is to compete,” said Gonzales in Filipino after their 99-72 win over UST Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: UAAP: La Salle destroys UST in first game against Ayo Gonzales players’ also seemed to have followed up on their coach’s sentiments. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I think I just wanted to show coach Aldin how much I’ve improved and my coaches had a good game plan today,” said Baltazar. “My teammates just continued to give me the ball in the post.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aljun Melecio, who was an integral part of Ayo’s 2016 title-winning Green Archers, said they didn’t talk about anything related to their former head coach rather they went into the game just trying to win.“It’s not really about playing against coach Aldin rather bouncing back after our loss to UP [University of the Philippines,” said Melecio, whose team lost to the Fighting Maroons 67-61, in Filipino.READ: ‘Coaching is like politics’: No exchange of pleasantries between Ayo, GonzalesMelecio had 19 points and eight rebounds against the Growling Tigers but it was the soft-spoken Justine Baltazar who did the most damage with 22 points, a career-high, and 10 boards.Baltazar was a rarely-used center during Ayo’s La Sallian tenure with the lanky 6-foot-7 big man playing behind two-time MVP Ben Mbala.ADVERTISEMENT Travis gets shoutout from ‘brother’ LeBron after big game for Magnolia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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