Rochester hails local water polo programme


first_imgAmateur Swimming Association of Jamaica vice-president Lance Rochester remains optimistic of a bright future for Jamaica’s water polo programme following success at last weekend’s CARIFTA Championships in The Bahamas.Rochester, who led his charges successfully to gold, silver and bronze medals at the April 7-9 event, called the tournament “an excellent competition”, and Jamaica’s showing, “excellent exposure for the teams”.”We hadn’t been to the CARIFTA Games for a couple years, due to mainly financial reasons, but we are here now, and we are coming back with a gold medal, a silver and bronze,” Rochester outlined.”Overall, it was an excellent tournament, and the players are very excited for the future,” added Rochester.PROUD OF PERFORMANCEUnder-19 boys’ team captain Keith Jordon Wilkinson is very proud of their performance.His team remained undefeated in the tournament, copping gold. They defeated The Bahamas 10-9 in the final, with the hosts coming back to give them a stout challenge for gold.They previously won all three preliminary games, beating hosts Bahamas 16-13, Barbados 18-7 and Bonaire 17-1.They outclassed Bonaire 30-2 in their semi-final, before edging The Bahamas for the all important gold.”We are very excited about winning. We gave our all, and we tried our best and we just thank all the people who came out to support.”We look forward to going to tournaments in the future, and we hope that we can get some more support,” added Wilkinson.Meanwhile, the Under-19 Girls had to settle for silver in the finals, however, going down to champions Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 in a low-scoring final game.They beat Barbados twice (11-2 then 17-2 in the semi-finals) to reach the final.In Under-16 competition Jamaica’s boys bounced back from a disappointing start to earn bronze after a nail-biting 7-6 win over Trinidad and Tobago.They lost two close preliminary games to The Bahamas (10-9) and Barbados (11-10), but managed to beat Bonaire 15-3.last_img read more

Ronaldo hat-trick puts Real in Champions League semis


first_imgMADRID (AP): With a hat-trick that made him the first player to score 100 Champions League goals, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich after extra time yesterday and put the defending champions back in the semi-finals. Ronaldo scored once in regulation and twice in extra time, while Marco Asensio also netted late for Madrid, which advanced 6-3 on aggregate after a 2-1 first leg win in Germany. “In the big moments, Ronaldo always comes through,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “He scored five times in these two games, what else can I say?” Ronaldo had scored both goals for Madrid in the first leg, when he became the first player to reach 100 goals in European club competition. Bayern played a man down from the 84th minute after Arturo Vidal picked up his second yellow card of the night for a foul on Asensio. ISSUES WITH REFEREEING “We deserved more,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti, who complained about the refereeing. “The calls made by the referee hurt us a lot. The second yellow for Arturo should not have been a card, and Ronaldo had two goals when he was offside.” Ronaldo appeared to be in front of the defenders, and just offside, for his first goal in extra time. Vidal appeared to mainly get the ball in his challenge on Asensio, although he could have received a second yellow earlier for a foul on Casemiro.last_img read more

Beermen’s Mythical Five domination testament of hardwork, sacrifice


first_imgMOST READ And San Miguel coach Leo Austria believes that the historic distinction is a testament of his players’ unwavering dedication.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 smogIt’s only the first time in the league history that four players from the same team made it to the Mythical Five.“I think it’s a product of their hardwork. Since the all-Filipino conference, I rarely changed my starting five except if there is an import, and even if we had an import, you can see how great our local players are because they’re still contributing to the team,” he said. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hype Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria has always leaned on his starters and in return, they never let him down, showing poise through out the season, as San Miguel racked up win after win and championship after championship.“I’m proud and I’m happy for them because they understand what we need from them, and they’re proving that what we’re doing is what’s good for the team and it brought us two championships,” the affable mentor said.But Austria knows that the work wasn’t done by the starters alone, giving credit to his bench as an integral part of the Beermen’s success.“Our bench players sacrificed a lot,” he said. “They don’t get much playing time, but when we put them in the game, you could see that they’re stepping up. And even if they’re on the bench, they keep on cheering our first five and I think that’s a big reason why we’re winning.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:02NAZARENO 2020: ‘Small’ sacrifices, big blessings02:14Carpio 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may have failed to become the sixth team to achieve the Grand Slam, but the Beermen still gained a piece of history with four players being named in the Mythical First Team.Newly-minted Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Commissioner’s Cup BPC Chris Ross, clutch playmaker Alex Cabagnot, and former MVP Arwind Santos all earned their spot in the season’s best five, typifying the Beermen’s dominance this year.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Ravena-led crew rules Draft Combine mini-tournament


first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ravena, the former Ateneo stalwart, bagged majority of the awards in the two-day event including the MVP honors.“Maybe my competitiveness really showed up that I didn’t want to lose,” he said as his side completed a sweep. “My mindset is to really win as much as I can, whether individual skills or team competition, especially the team competition because I really wanted to help my team win and make my teammates look as good as I can here in the combine.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRavena fired 12 points in the finals as Perkins topscored for their team with 20 markers.Herndon added 18 points, de Chavez got 17 markers, and Flores had 13, as their side took home the P75,000 cash prize. 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 PBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena affirmed his place as one of the top amateurs in the country as he dominated the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine and led his team to the championship.Team A-2, composed of Ravena, Robbie Herndon, Jason Perkins, Lervin Flores, Chris de Chavez, Elmer Cabahug, and Christian Geronimo, bested the Jeron Teng-led Team B-3, 83-72, in the finals of the mini-tournament Tuesday at Gatorade Hoops Center in Shaw.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teng paced his team with 23 points, as he gained support from Ervin Grospe, who had 18 markers, and Dan Sara, who poured in 10.The runner-up squad also had Kyle Neypes, Gian Abrigo, and Zach Nicholls in their team.Ravena was joined by Perkins, Herndon, Teng, and Raymar Jose in the Mythical Five.In the battle for third, the trio of Gab Dagangon, Jett Manuel, and Jose led Team A-1 past Team B-2 of Emil Palma and Louie Vigil, 59-55.Dagangon got 20 points, Manuel unloaded 13 markers, and Vigil had 10.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calisaan scores 36, Stags knock off Knights for 4th spot It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Battle for Third:A-1 59 – Dagangon 20, Manuel 13, Jose 12, Casiño 7, Moralde 5, Apreku 2.B-2 55 – Palma 14, Torres 14, Vigil 12, Gabriel 7, Baltazar 5, Sumido 3, Sargent 0.Finals:A-2 83 – Perkins 20, Herndon 18, De Chavez 17, Flores 13, Ravena 12, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0.B-3 72 – Teng 23, Grospe 18, Sara 10, Neypes 8, Abrigo 7, Nicholls 0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Palma and Thomas Torres had 13 points each in a losing effort.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila.Cross-over Semis:First Game:A-2 61 – Ravena 15, Perkins 14, Flores 13, Herndon 12, De Chavez 3, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0.B-2 58 – Vigil 12, Gabriel 12, Palma 11, Sumido 7, Torres 7, Sargent 6, Baltazar 3.Second Game:B-3 51 – Teng 17, Neypes 11, Abrigo 9, Grospe 8, Sara 5, Nicholls 0.A-1 45 – Manuel 11, Jose 10,  Moralde 8, Dagangon 7, Casiño 5, Apreku 4.Classification Games: Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Seven PBA governors stand firm, urge Narvasa to resign


first_imgMOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson READ: SMC group stands by Narvasa, questions move by ‘renegade’ PBA governorsThe anti-Narvasa side, meanwhile, said that they are not supporting his renewal simply to “prevent the futile exercise of one proposing his which needs eight affirmative votes, which obviously Narvasa will not get given the non-support of a greater majority.”“Mr. Narvasa clearly knows that his term is on a yearly basis as this is contained in the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board as well as when he assumed the post of COO which has a term limit of one year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “If the Commissioner really loves the PBA and the Public as he conveniently espouses, he may make the supreme sacrifice of voluntarily stepping down to prevent a division of the Board and stalled basketball operations,” the statement also read. “Maybe with his ultimate sacrifice the public will forget the past and give honor to his act of leaving the post.”READ: Narvasa remains defiant: I’m fighting for principle The MVP bloc, spearheaded by TNT, NLEX, and Meralco, together with Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and Blackwater filed a motion to no longer endorse the renewal of Narvasa’s term as the league commissioner in a special board meeting on Thursday.The other five teams namely San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia, meanwhile, threw their support behind Narvasa and insisted that he remains the commissioner in their own joint statement.Later in the day, Narvasa called a press conference and said that he is willing to resign, but he wants the to be followed and for those calling for his ouster to explain what “loss of confidence is constituted.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “Regrettably, Narvasa, in clinging to the position, is using the current situation to divide the Board to the detriment of the PBA and the public,” the statement read.READ: Narvasa insists he’s ‘always ensured parity in all decisions’ 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“It pains us that in order to remove the heat from him, Narvasa conveniently uses other issues to divert the real situation that a majority of the Board including the public do not want his continued stay. With his continued defiance, there will be a situation that the PBA will not be able to operate since any act of the Commissioner needs the affirmative support of a majority of the Board which he regrettably doesn’t have.”The governors then encouraged Narvasa just resign from his position. Thompson, Durant lead Warriors past injury-riddled Spurs Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending 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 Taal Incoming PBA chairman Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe seven governors calling for Chito Narvasa’s ouster stood firm in their plea to have the PBA commissioner leave his post.In a joint statement released Friday morning, the seven governors expressed their sadness that the issue has clearly drawn battle lines in what was once a united boardroom.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki leaning toward playing again next season


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, shouts at an official calling for a foul after attempting a shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Dallas.  AP Photo/Tony GutierrezMost NBA players have hung their sneakers by the time they were close to 40 years old, but it looks like Dirk Nowitzki is still willing to continue the grind.With another shot at an NBA title looking far from grasp for the seemingly lottery-bound Dallas Mavericks, the 7-foot-tall German revealed that he would most likely still play his 21st season in 2018-19.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With the Mavs currently sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference with an atrocious 8-21 record, Nowitzki remains optimistic and hopes to still be a factor for his team.“I signed up for, obviously, two years to help the franchise push through that and get better. I didn’t think we would be sitting here 10 (games) over .500. I mean, I wasn’t delusional. We felt like we might have a shot at sneaking into the playoffs. And we still do. We’ve played the toughest schedule in basketball to this point,” he said.“As long as my body feels fine like it has so far, with no setbacks like last year when I missed two months, I’m looking forward to hopefully fulfilling my contract,” he added.In his 20th year in the league, Dirk still manages to come up with respectable averages of 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while making 41.6 percent of his threes.He is currently tied with Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant as the longest tenured player to suit up for only one franchise.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Meneses steps aside, puts Lasquety as JRU coach in PBA D-League “I’m not going to say 100 percent I’ll be back–but it’s looking like it,” the 39-year-old Nowitzki told Eddie Seiko of the Dallas Morning News.“I feel fine so far. I’ve played every game. I’d love to play all 82. That would be amazing at 39. We’ll see how the body feels. But so far, it’s been fine.”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 folkAfter capturing the franchise’s lone NBA title back in 2011, the Texas-based squad has hit a rough patch in recent seasons and has embraced the “rebuilding” process this year—starting with selecting explosive guard Dennis Smith Jr. in this year’s draft.“We drafted an unbelievable prospect this summer. I figured we’re going to be a team that’s rebuilding a little bit and trying to get better and trying to get back to winning ways,” the 13-time All-Star said. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Gohing bids farewell to Pocari


first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Gumabao, Gohing form superteam with Valdez at Creamlinecenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMelissa Gohing is officially with the Creamline franchise in the Premier Volleyball League, but she showed class in bidding goodbye to her former club Pocari Sweat.“Amazing years full of lessons, laughter, love, friendship, and memories,” posted Gohing on her social media accounts. “This will always hold a special place in my heart.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 Gohing became part of Creamline Saturday with former La Salle teammate Michele Gumabao also joining the move.The defensive ace won two titles in the Premier Volleyball League with the Lady Warriors, one in the Open Conference and the other in the Reinforced Conference.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“Thank you so much to Pocari Sweat and FDI management, coaches, PT’s [physical therapists], and teammates/sisters,” said Gohing. “From the bottom of my heart, I love you all.”Gohing joins a loaded Creamline roster that includes four-time PVL MVP Alyssa Valdez, Risa Sato, Jia Morado, and Cesca Raqraquin. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Woods 4 back with everyone around him at Honda Classic


first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tommy Fleetwood, who won the Race to Dubai on the European Tour last year, scratched out a 68 and was one shot out of the lead along with Webb Simpson (72), Russell Henley (70) and Rory Sabbatini (69).Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger each shot 72 and were in a large group at 139. They were among only 10 players remaining under par.Fleetwood laughed when asked the last time he was at 2 under after 36 holes and only one shot out of the lead.“Maybe some junior event,” he said. “It’s good, though. These are the toughest test in golf. Generally, one of the best players prevail at the end of weeks like this. Weeks like this challenge you to the ultimate level. Whether you shoot two 80s or you lead after two rounds, you can see what you need to do and see where your game is. Because this is as hard as it’s ever going to get for you.”The difficulty was primarily from the wind, which blew just as hard in the morning when List shot his 66 as it did in the afternoon. More aggravating to the players are the greens, which are old and bare, firm and crusty. It’s a recipe for not making many putts.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen 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 Defending champion Rickie Fowler had six bogeys on his front nine and shot 77 to miss the cut.“It’s unfortunate that the greens have changed this much in a year,” Fowler said. “They typically get slick and quick on the weekend because they dry out, but at least there’s some sort of surface. But like I said, everyone’s playing the same greens.”It looked as though List was playing a different course when he went out with a bogey-free 32 on the back nine, added a pair of birdies on the front nine and then dropped his only shot when he caught an awkward lie in the bunker on the par-3 seventh.“It’s very relentless,” List said. “There’s not really too many easy holes, but if you hit fairways and go from there, you can make a few birdies out there.”List and Lovemark, both Californians, have never won on the PGA Tour. This is the third time List has had at least a share of the 36- hole lead, most recently in South Korea at the CJ Cup, where he shot 76-72 on the weekend.“It’s kind of irrelevant because there’s going to be 30 guys within a couple shots of the lead,” List said. “It’s going to be that type of week.”He was exaggerating — there were 11 players within three shots of the lead.And there was another guy four shots behind.Woods brought big energy to a Friday afternoon that already was hopping before he overcame a sluggish start and holed a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to make the turn at 1 under for his round, and leaving him two shots out of the lead. Everyone knew it just from listening to the roars.Woods had his chances, twice missing birdie putts from inside 10 feet at Nos. 10 and 12, sandwiched around a 12-foot par save. His round appeared to come undone when he found the water on the 15th and made double bogey for the second straight day. Then, he hit out of a fairway bunker, over the water and onto the green at the dangerous 16th hole and faced a 65-foot putt. He misread the speed and the line, so badly that it was similar to a car driving from Chicago to Denver and winding up in Phoenix. A bogey dropped him to 2 over.The big moment was the 17th hole, 184 waters into the wind and over water. That’s where Rory McIlroy made triple bogey earlier in the day that ruined his otherwise solid round of 72, leaving him seven behind. Making it even tougher for Woods is the Brandt Snedeker hit 5-iron before him to about 6 feet. Woods got to the tee and the wind died, meaning 5-iron was too much and 6-iron wouldn’t clear the water.He went with the 5-iron.“I started that thing pretty far left and hit a pretty big cut in there because I had just too much stick,” Wood said.It landed 12 feet below the hole for a birdie putt.Thomas made 17 pars and a double bogey when he three-putted from 6 feet on No. 16. He felt the same way as Woods.“I’m in a good spot — really good spot — going into this week,” Thomas said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Even with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, Tiger Woods could see the big picture in the Honda Classic.He was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Luke List delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions Friday, a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jamie Lovemark (69). They were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007.So bunched were the scores that Woods was four shots out of the lead and four shots from last place among the 76 players who made the cut at 5-over 145. More importantly, he only had 13 players in front of him.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“This is a difficult golf course right now,” Woods said. “Making pars is a good thing. I’ve done that, and I’m right there with a chance.”And he has plenty of company. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Warriors thump Lakers despite missing 3 All-Stars


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “We were indecisive on offense, we had a few turnovers and they got out running and they went on a run,” Thomas said. “So they were the more aggressive in the second half and you could tell we were, as an overall team, a little tired.”Omri Casspi scored 15 points off the bench and Shaun Livingston 13 as the Warriors earned a seventh straight victory against the Lakers — Golden State’s longest unbeaten run in the series — and 11th in a row in the series at Oracle Arena.TIP-INSLakers: Kuzma tried to get ready for the game. “He came over earlier and tried to push through it a little bit, and he couldn’t,” coach Luke Walton said. “It isn’t really worth it. He’ll be out tonight and get treatment tomorrow. We’ll take it day-by-day.” … Walton’s Hall of Fame father, Bill, was on hand and son said: “Big Bill’s here. He’s always been a great support.” … Los Angeles hasn’t won in Oakland since an OT victory Dec. 22, 2012. … The Lakers shot 12 for 37 from deep.Warriors: On the bench, Curry was shown on the big screen late in the second quarter and wished a Happy Birthday. … Thompson had played in 530 of a possible 543 regular-season games. … Pachulia made his first start since the All-Star break after JaVale McGee had been playing in his place. … The Warriors also reached the playoffs in six straight years from 1946-47 through 1951-52 while in Philadelphia.W’S INJURIES MOUNTDraymond Green was also out Wednesday with soreness in his right shoulder. Backup center David West was sidelined for a fifth consecutive game with a cyst in his right arm but could return as soon as Friday. Rookie Chris Boucher was up from the G League Warriors and made his NBA debut with 1:19 left.With so many down, Kerr wanted his healthy players to be loose and let it fly.“With Klay and Steph out, what’s that, about 75 shots that are not going to be available on most nights that are suddenly there?” he said.UP NEXTLakers: Host Miami on Friday.Warriors: Host Kings on Friday. View comments Simmons, Augustin power Magic over Bucks In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “These games are fun when guys who don’t ordinarily get to play much, when they get a chance and really contribute,” Kerr said. “It strengthens the team.”Durant, who had averaged 38.7 points over his previous three games, shot 10 for 19 but missed six of his seven 3-point tries. He added six assists and five rebounds. Looney matched his career high with 11 points for Golden State, which had lost a rare two in a row.Julius Randle had 22 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out late as the Lakers were without starting forward Kyle Kuzma because of a sprained right ankle. Los Angeles had won two straight and three of four. Isaiah Thomas added 20 points with five 3-poitners and seven assists, while Lonzo Ball dished out 11 assists.Curry sat for a third straight game after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle early in a March 8 win over the Spurs. He and Splash Brother Klay Thompson are both out for at least a four-game stretch and scheduled to be re-evaluated next week. Thompson has a fractured right thumb that will sideline him until March 22.Ball’s follow shot at the halftime buzzer after an off-balance missed 3 by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sent the game into intermission tied at 55. Golden State then opened the third on a 21-7 run and made seven of its first eight shots without any points from Durant.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kevin Durant scored 26 points and the injury-plagued Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-106 while missing Stephen Curry on his 30th birthday and their two other All-Stars.“That’s been making Golden State so great these last couple years,” guard Quinn Cook, who scored 13 starting in Curry’s place, said of the Warriors coming together. “… Guys have to stay ready for situations like this. With three All-Stars out we still want to win a game. We’re not coming in here just to compete.”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 folkZaza Pachulia returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the All-Star break and had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the banged-up defending champions, who already had clinched a sixth straight playoff berth this week without playing.Kerr’s non-traditional, late-season starting lineup of Durant, Cook, Nick Young, Kevon Looney and Pachulia worked as the Warriors won their eighth straight home game. Young scored 18 points and had three of the Warriors’ six 3s. MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez, left, looks to pass away from Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney (5) and Shaun Livingston (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr has long known he has an All-Star cast. Golden State’s backups gave him another glimpse Wednesday night.When three of the Warriors’ four headliners were down injured, the role players rallied together.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The injuries could force 19-year-old rookie Terrance Ferguson into a more significant role. Ferguson has 12 starts this season and averages 3.1 points for the season. He’s an explosive dunker and an improving 3-point shooter.“Eighty-two games, I think, has helped him,” Donovan said. “He’s obviously been able to be in the rotation. I think that was really important during the year.”Donovan didn’t say how he would adjust if Brewer and Abrines are unavailable. He said Ferguson’s mental approach will help him if he is given more responsibility.“He’s done a really good job of keeping himself ready and focused,” Donovan said. “Obviously, the playoffs are new for him. This is the first time he’s going through it. I’ve got a lot of confidence in Terrance just because of his competitiveness and how hard he works, and he’s a bright guy and will put forth a great effort getting himself prepared and ready to play.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Another Thunder shooting guard, Alex Abrines, is in concussion protocol. He was injured during a win over the Miami Heat on Monday and didn’t play against Memphis. The reserve averages 4.7 points per game and has made 84 3-pointers this season.Coach Billy Donovan said he’s not sure if either will be ready for the opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I don’t know that yet,” he said. “We’ll have to get closer to that. I don’t want to speculate either way. Every day, we’ll find out a little more.”The Thunder added the 32-year-old Brewer after the All-Star break to fill the void left when Andre Roberson was knocked out for the season with a ruptured left patellar tendon. Brewer started 16 of 18 games with the Thunder and posted averages of 10.1 points and 2.1 steals per game. Oklahoma City is 11-5 with him as a starter. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can’t solve Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Memphis Grizzlies guard Ben McLemore, left, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Corey Brewer (3) and Memphis guard MarShon Brooks, right, chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder might be without starting shooting guard Corey Brewer for their first-round playoff series opener Sunday against Utah.Brewer sprained his right knee during Oklahoma City’s regular-season finale against Memphis. He did light work Friday and didn’t practice.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more