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

first_imgIsaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas The 20-year-old may have taken the task too literally—as he reportedly hit a growth spurt and has grown an inch or two, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell.“I think he’s at least 6’10”. He might be 6’11,” Trudell said of Ingram, who was initially listed at 6’9 during his rookie season.FEATURED 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 shutout“I think he might be 6’11”, if not 7 feet,” he shared during an episode of ESPN LA’s “Thompson and Trudell Show”.Aside from possibly adding more height to his already rangy frame, Trudell claims that the 2016 2nd overall pick has also altered his shooting mechanics and developed his leg strength. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Ingram’s improvement was on display during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, but had to sit out the rest of the tourney after just one game due to an injury.Since then, the sports journalist said the lanky forward has progressed even more.“You’re just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play,” Trudell said. “I think you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:NBA: Brandon Ingram is the only ‘untouchable’ Laker, says Magic JohnsonADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brandon Ingram. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Lakers is fully embracing its youth movement in their quest to return as the NBA’s elite.But to be back atop the extremely tough NBA Western Conference, the “Purple and Gold” is heavily dependent on the potential growth of incoming second-year player Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Nuggets rout Raptors with big 3rd quarter blast

first_imgDenver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, left, picks up a loose ball as Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam. APDENVER — Nikola Jokic received some playful ribbing for his errant, behind-the-back pass on a fast break late in the first half.On this night, that was about all that went wrong for the Denver Nuggets.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Worth shouting about: George Springer wins World Series MVP John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Jamal Murray scored 16 of his 24 points in a decisive third-quarter spurt, Jokic added 16 rebounds and 10 assists while narrowly missing a triple-double, and the Nuggets beat the Toronto Raptors 129-111 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).“We moved the ball and were unselfish, made a lot of cuts, made the defense work,” said Murray, who has scored at least 20 in three straight games. “We kept playing our game and they tried to play to our pace.”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 shutoutPaul Millsap added 20 points in his best offensive output since joining the Nuggets. He signed a three-year, $90 million deal with Denver in July, but has recently struggled with his jumper.Millsap had 13 points in the first quarter, including two 3-pointers, to jump-start the Nuggets early. Murray broke loose in the third to help turn a 60-51 lead into a 36-point advantage in a matter of minutes. The 43 points in the third marked the biggest quarter for the Nuggets this season.Jokic finished with eight points and didn’t play over the final 7:41. Not that he minded missing out on his seventh career triple-double.“I couldn’t make shots today,” said Jokic, who was 4 of 10 from the field. “I didn’t force it. I tried to do some other stuff.”Norman Powell led the Raptors with 14 points as they made their fifth stop on a six-game road swing, their longest of the season.“That was an embarrassing performance by all of us, from coaches to players,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “One thing we said: You’ve got to come in here and compete and play hard, play a physical game, and we didn’t do either one on either end of the floor.”Murray was briefly checked out by trainers in the first quarter after flying into the courtside seats while trying to steal a pass. He landed about three rows back and in the vicinity of Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene.In the process, Murray also spilled a beer and had to make a quick trip into the locker room to change jerseys.“I smelled like Heineken,” he said.TIP-INSRaptors: Delon Wright had 12 points off the bench. … Kyle Lowry finished with nine points.center_img LATEST STORIES “He was really aggressive,” Jokic said of his fellow big man. “We just continued to play aggressive.”Now, about that pass to Wilson Chandler just before halftime: Jokic was dribbling down the court, had a defender on him and tried to loft it behind his back to Chandler for a highlight-reel dunk.Only, it was a bit too high.“I thought he could jump. He’s an athletic guy,” Jokic teased in the locker room.“My fault,” Chandler quickly responded.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters 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 Nuggets: F Juancho Hernangomez missed a sixth straight game with mononucleosis. “I do not anticipate him being back for a few weeks,” coach Michael Malone said. …. Broncos LB Von Miller showed up wearing an Avalanche hockey sweater bearing his No. 58. … Denver connected on 16 3-pointers to start a six-game homestand.MID-RANGE MANMalone called DeMar DeRozan the “king of the mid-range jumper.” DeRozan shot 4 of 10 to finish with a season-low 10 points for Toronto.“DeMar does it in a different way,” Casey said. “He still gets to the free throw line. He gets a three the old-fashioned way.”HIGH PRAISECasey said Jokic’s game reminds him of Dallas standout Dirk Nowitzki.“As far as his range and size, the way he gets the ball up on his shot. You can’t get to it,” Casey said. “You have to have extraordinary reach to get to his shot. They do some special things to try to create space for him.”UPSETMalone wasn’t pleased with his team allowing 40 points in the fourth quarter even if the game was well in hand.“Unacceptable,” he said. “I don’t care what the score is, how much you’re up. Our defense the last six minutes was embarrassing.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

Harden scores career-high 56 to lead Rockets past Jazz

first_imgGilas holds closed-door practice anew And they did it with Harden only playing 35 minutes in a 137-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night that ran their Western Conference-best record to 8-3.Harden fell just shy of Calvin Murphy’s 57 points against New Jersey in 1978, but he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to have 10 assists and shoot better than 75 percent from the field in a 50-point performance.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 shutoutHarden had 13 assists and shot a sizzling 76 percent from the floor, hitting 19 of 25 shots after missing his last three attempts. The MVP runner-up was a perfect 7 for 7 from beyond the arc until he missed a step-back 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter as the shot clock was about to expire.Even when the Jazz could deny Harden his shot, he dished it off for someone else to score. Eric Gordon scored 20 points, Trevor Ariza had 14 and Nene scored 13 off the bench. View comments “That was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen,” Gordon said. “He was picking them apart and not just with scoring. What else can you do?”Ariza had the answer to that: nothing.“I don’t think there’s any defense for him, period,” Ariza said. “When he’s on, what can you do? Two people can’t guard him when he’s on like that.”Harden received a standing ovation from the Toyota Center crowd, which rained down “MVP! MVP!” chants at multiple points during the game. He had 22 points in both the first and third quarters, 30 at halftime and sat for the final 7:32 of the blowout.Harden said he was unaware he was 8 for 8 in the first quarter and made his first 10 shots to start the game.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img MOMENT OF SILENCEPrior to the singing of the national anthem, the Rockets observed a moment of silence for the victims of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, near San Antonio.UP NEXTJazz: Host the 76ers on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host the Cavaliers on Thursday night. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) lays up a shot past Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden had just scored a career-high 56 points when he was asked if he knew he had fallen one point shy of the Houston Rockets’ record.Harden shrugged and replied, “We won, right?”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I mean, I was just shooting, I don’t really know,” Harden said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it.”Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 17 points in 25 minutes off the bench. Rudy Gobert had 13 points but was held to a season-low five rebounds in 25 minutes.The Rockets have won three straight, while the Jazz have lost back-to-back games following a three-game winning streak.Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder called Harden one of the smartest players in the league.“We’re disappointed, obviously, in our group and our performance, particularly defensively,” Snyder said. “There wasn’t enough resilience, and there wasn’t enough toughness. There wasn’t a collective resolve that you need against a team that’s that talented and against a player that’s having the kind of night he was having.”Houston scored at least 119 points for a third straight game. Last season, the Rockets were 43-5 when scoring 110 points or more and 12-22 when failing to do so. Houston’s 23 3-pointers fell two shy of Cleveland’s NBA record, set last season.“I’m just going to hazard a guess when we shoot 59 (percent) from 3s, we’re probably not going to lose too many games,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said with a grin. “That’s just a wild guess.”Jazz: Gobert received a technical foul late in the first half for shouting at an official following a dunk. … The Jazz shot 43.7 percent from the field, including 38.2 percent from 3-point range.Rockets: Clint Capela had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks, including two on Gobert. … Houston made 59.3 percent of its shots, including 59 percent from beyond the 3-point line on 23-of-39 shooting.GREETING THE CHAMPSBetween the first and second quarter, the Rockets recognized the Houston Astros for their World Series win over Los Angeles, the first in franchise history. At midcourt, manager A.J. Hinch, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitchers Lance McCullers, Mike Fiers and Dallas Keuchel held the World Series trophy to a loud ovation. Earlier in the day, several Astros players brought the trophy to the Texans’ game against the Colts.BILES’ MISSAs part of the Rockets’ new First Shot promotion featuring a local celebrity shooting a free throw before tipoff for charity, Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles became the first participant to miss her attempt. A made shot secures a $5,000 donation from the Rockets, while a miss equals $1,000. The 4-foot-9 gymnast from nearby Spring, Texas clanked her shot off the backboard to the right of the rim.last_img read more

Etheridge, Philippines dreaming of English Premier League

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We are not thinking of the Premier League just yet,” Etheridge, born in London in 1990 to an English father and Filipino mother, told The Associated Press.“Physically, mentally and emotionally, The Championship is a very strong level of football. I would argue that it is right up there with some of the best leagues and is hard to get out of.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Championship contains two former European title winners and is in the top 10 of the most-watched leagues in the world with an average attendance in 2017-18 of over 20,000. The battle for promotion is fierce.“There are big clubs paying large amounts of money to try and get into the Premier League,” said Etheridge. “It would be a dream to play there.” Read Next MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “The Asian Cup is a massive deal,” Greatwich said. “If you had said 10 years ago that we would be one game away from playing Korea, Japan and Australia then people would have laughed. Hopefully, it will be a watershed moment for the impact it could have on the domestic game here.”Fans in the Philippines are hoping that Etheridge can transfer his form in England, where he has stopped the opposition from scoring in 15 league games so far this season, back to southeast Asia next month.“You can really feel his presence when he is with the national team,” Greatwich said. “He is a big personality. He has been with the national team for 10 years and given what he is done and is doing, when he speaks people listen.”Etheridge made his international debut in 2008 at the age of 18. Even in the middle of a promotion campaign, he’s looking forward to returning to international duty.“We need a draw to make history,” he said of the Tajikistan match. “I have been part of that for 10 years and it has been a fantastic journey through thick and thin. It is a massive game.” Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, Philippines’ goalkeeper Neil Etheridge fails to block a Bahrain goal during a preliminary joint qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in Riffa, Bahrain. Cardiff City goalkeeper Etheridge may not just become the first southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League later this year, he could also help develop soccer in the Philippines, on and off the field. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge could become the first southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League later this year, and also help develop soccer in his native Philippines.Etheridge has missed just one game in Cardiff’s push to be promoted to the Premier League from The Championship, English’s soccer second tier. With 13 games of the 46 remaining in the 2017-18 season, Cardiff sits in second place and is on course to join the richest and most popular soccer league in the world.ADVERTISEMENT It has been a dream for many southeast Asian players. Soccer is the most popular sport in every country in the region except the Philippines, but having a player in the Premier League, closely-followed in southeast Asia, could make a difference.“I hope it would have a significant impact on the game here,” Chris Greatwich, a former national teammate of Etheridge, said. “When Cardiff played Manchester City in the FA Cup recently there was a real buzz as Neil faced some of the best players in the world. To have a player from the Philippines there every week would be very exciting.”Greatwich is the head coach of Kaya, a leading club in the Philippines Football League, the country’s first nationwide professional league first established in 2017.With the second season due to kick off in March, there are issues with two of the eight teams withdrawing due to financial issues.As well as Etheridge in the Premier League, the Philippines qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup for the first time could help. The national team only has to avoid defeat at home to Tajikistan on March 27 to do so.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player00:50Trending 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 View commentslast_img read more

GALLERY: Gilas Pilipinas defends home court vs Japan

first_imgNietes wants either Gonzalez or Sor Rungvisai next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus 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 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

Ceres blanks Shan United, keeps top spot in AFC Cup

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Ceres dominated the first half, but can’t seem to find a way against a stubborn Shan United defense, which proved equal to the hosts’ every attack early on.The first clear chance came in the 18th minute when Stephan Schrock laid the ball off for Maranon, who turned, but had his effort deflected to the path of Shan goalkeeper Su Ya Thi. Six minutes later, Ott skipped past a challenge, but rifled his effort into the side netting. On 38 minutes, Maranon found himself unmarked inside the area after good play from Takumi Uesato and Schrock, but the Spanish striker inexplicably missed the target. In need of some invention and dynamism, Vidakovic sent in Junior Munoz and Reichelt for Uesato and Sean Kane as the Busmen reverted to their usual formation with Omid Nazari now at central defense with Carlie De Murga and Super Herrera at left back. Munoz proved lively going forward, while Reichelt was a constant threat on the right. But the visitors continued to frustrate Ceres in front of 4230 home fans. ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The Busmen piled up the pressure and on 73 minutes, nearly found the opener when Maranon was left unmarked inside the six yard box on a free kick but his inexplicably headed wide. Reichelt finally scored after Thiha Zau’s clearance bounced off the post, allowing the substitute to slidehome from a tough angle.It was 2-0 four minutes later, this time with Mike Ott’s pace and trickery on the left allowing Maranon to slot home as the Busmen finished with a flourish. “They deserved the win,” said Shan United coach Soe Myat Min. “My players gave all out effort, but they made two mistakes in the second half and in those mistakes we conceded two goals. We can learn from this (loss).” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Bienve Maranon was on target anew for Ceres Negros. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Mymy AlagabanBACOLOD CITY – Substitute Patrick Reichelt and Bienvenido Maranon found the back of the net in the second half as reigning ASEAN zone champion Ceres Negros turned back Shan United of Myanmar, 2-0, last Tuesday night to keep top spot in Group F of the AFC Cup at Panaad Stadium. Hardly given space in the attacking third for most of the clash, the Busmen’s persistence was finally rewarded via Reichelt’s 79th minute goal, before a moment of brilliance from Mike Ott set up Maranon for the second goal that finally sealed maximum points for the hosts. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next “It’s not easy to play teams that are dedicated at defending, but the effort was good and of course the players gave everything,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “But there’s a lot of things we have to improve. We have to be more patient when we build up. But the most important thing is that we got the goal and did not concede any goal.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Busmen jacked up their tally to seven points from three matches, three clear of Singapore’s Home United, which suffered a 2-3 loss to Boeung Ket in Cambodia last Tuesday night. Shan and Boeung Ket have three points each, but the Myanmar champions are ahead on goal difference. Only the top team in the group is guaranteed of a spot in the ASEAN zone semifinals. Racela, TNT looking for more improvements to roster Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Cavaliers didn’t want Warriors celebrating in Cleveland

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) argues with Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) and Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)Talk from the Golden State Warriors about popping champagne corks and celebrating an NBA title on Cleveland’s court for the second time in three seasons inspired Kyrie Irving to do something to prevent it.Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 31 with 11 assists and 10 rebounds to power the Cavaliers over Golden State 137-116 Friday, averting what would have been a historic win and NBA Finals sweep for the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco READ: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1“I think it came from Draymond (Green, a Warriors forward), which is OK, that’s Dray anyway.”James shrugged off unbeaten runs and celebration talk and just kept his mind on the moment.“I didn’t stress anything besides just live in the moment,” he said. “We have a great opportunity to give ourself another opportunity to keep going. We came out and this was as close to a 48-minute game as we played in the post-season. It was big for us.”Irving said he scans social media for such slights as premature celebration talk.READ: Warriors’ Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco “We’re in the finals. Everything is accessible. Social media is everywhere. It raises the bar, especially the attention that goes on with it,” Irving said.“So we see everything. I’ll be sitting up here lying saying that I didn’t see it. But I relish in that challenge. I know my teammates do as well. Definitely heard the chatter.”Curry said the Warriors will be ready to answer the Cavaliers raising their game.READ: LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighter “We got to find our edge and respond,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “So all that chatter and stuff is neither here nor there. It’s whatever you need to get yourself ready to play.”Green warned that extra motivation is little help at this stage.“Winning a championship is enough motivation. All the antics and stuff don’t really matter. That’s water under the bridge,” Green said. “If you need extra motivation to go close out in five, you’re screwed, because that won’t be enough motivation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “And you give us a day in between and we were ready to come out. Especially me, because that taste wouldn’t have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor. So I’ll just leave that at that.”READ: Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 leadIrving hit 15-of-27 shots from the floor, going 7-of-12 from 3-point range to set the pace for a finals record 24 3-points on 45 attempts.But it was his extra motivation that caught the notice of James.“I didn’t hear it, but some of the other guys heard it and told me that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State still leads the best-of-seven title series 3-1 and can claim the trophy at home on Monday. But the loss snapped the Warriors’ NBA-record 15-game playoff win streak and denied them the league’s first unbeaten playoff run.READ: Cavs avoid elimination, overpower Warriors in Game 4FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You hear some chatter going on throughout the Warriors locker room in terms of them trying to end it here, and it was another do-or-die game for us, and we had to leave it all out there,” Irving said.“It’s part of the game, I understand that. But we knew what we were faced with. Then you add some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

Mike Trout to miss MLB all-star game with injury

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong The all-star game will take place July 11 in Miami.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates challenged by dark horse label Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I couldn’t be more honored to be voted to play in the all-star game this season,” Trout said in a news release. “There are so many players in our game that deserve to be on the all-star team so to be elected again is truly humbling. 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“We play this game day in and day out for the fans so I am incredibly grateful that they see me as deserving of such honor.”Trout, who was hitting .337 with 16 home runs and 36 RBIs before the injury, was elected as a starter for the American League for the fifth straight year. MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on from the dugout with a cast on his left hand during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 1, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFPReigning American League MVP Mike Trout will miss the 2017 Major League Baseball all-star game with a thumb injury, the Los Angeles Angels announced Monday.Trout has missed 33 games after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in the thumb.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Solid debut for KaTropa

first_img“To be honest, we didn’t really know what to expect going into the game because, of course, we prioritized rest over practice,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose team lost to San Miguel Beer in six games in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals.“And we really didn’t know what to expect from our import. But I think the earlier we could learn to play with each other, and with the import, the better.”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 starsStar also had little trouble in prolonging another team’s misery as it frustrated Alaska, 101-92, in the other game.The Hotshots improved to 2-0 while extending Alaska’s losing streak to 11 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Malcolm Hill had a team-high 28 points to lead the Hotshots while Paul Lee added 18 points and five assists.Despite playing its first game, TNT KaTropa’s control of the game never seemed to be in peril.Although TNT lost a 12-point lead, 95-83, when Kia mounted an 8-1 run to cut the margin to 96-91 at the 3:40 mark of the fourth, the Texters were quick to regain control of the situation.TNT built another double-digit lead, 104-94, when Troy Rosario converted on a breakaway layup with 1:09 left in the game.Michael Craig made a splash in his first game in the conference with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead TNT while Rosario finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Air Force eyes semis anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—TNT didn’t begin the PBA Governors’ Cup as early as the other teams but it went straight to work in turning back Kia, 106-96, Friday at Ynares Sports Centre here.The KaTropa started their conference more than a week after the Governors’ Cup opened and immediately tacked on a 1-0 card while the Picanto languished at the bottom of the standings with a 0-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

WATCH: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen reunite on the hardwood

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winners of the drill, of course, received a pair of Js, according to SLAM.Jordan and Pippen were catalysts of Chicago’s domination in the ’90s, as it won three consecutive titles from 1991 to 1993 season and again from 1995 to 1998.Both players have also been inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame.  /raADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo With both legends far removed from their glorious playing days, seeing them share the court still remains a sight to behold.Such reunion occurred over the weekend, as the former Bulls stalwarts took to the floor at Jordan’s Flight School camp in California.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 starsNow in their 50s, the pair showcased their ageless talent and participated in shooting contests with lucky camp goers.Judging by the clip, Jordan’s form remained as pure as ever, draining consecutive jump shots in the process. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Lyceum extends win streak to five, crushes St. Benilde by 43 View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ It feels like it’s been ages since the dynamic duo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen ruled the hardwood together for the Chicago Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more