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Confident McIlroy ready to seize shot at career Grand Slam

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames This time, it’s right within his grasp, though he’ll have to chase down a scorching-hot player who’s turned in three straight rounds in the 60s.“I feel like all the pressure is on him,” the 28-year-old McIlroy said of Reed, who’s never won a major title. “He’s got that to deal with and sleep on tonight. I feel like I can go out there and play like I’ve got nothing to lose.”Of course, this isn’t the first time McIlroy has put himself in position to win the Masters. Back in 2011, before he had any major titles on his resume, he led after each of the first three rounds, went to the final day with a four-stroke lead and was still ahead as he made the turn. He totally fell apart after that, playing the last nine holes at 7 over to finish with an 80.He’s played well since then at Augusta, including top-10 finishes each of the last four years.But this is his clearest path to victory since that 2011 debacle.“I’ve been waiting for this chance,” McIlroy said. “I always have said that 2011 was a huge turning point in my career. It was the day that I realized I wasn’t ready to win major championships, and I needed to reflect on that and realize what I needed to do differently. But now I am ready.”This certainly feels different than seven years ago.“Obviously, I’m not in the lead like I was going into that day, so I probably don’t have as much pressure,” he said. “I don’t have to protect anything. I can go out and sort of freewheel like I did today, which is a great position to be in. I wish I was a little closer to the lead or leading, but I’m in the final group and I’ve shot 65 on moving day at the Masters. It’s all I can ask for.”The chip-in eagle sent up a roar that carried across the course. But McIlroy’s most fortuitous hole was No. 13, the dogleg of a par-five that finishes off Amen Corner.With the off-and-on rain really coming down, McIlroy yanked his second shot into the azaleas lining the left side of the green, the club flying out of his hand after the follow-through. As he walked toward the last place he saw his ball, he wasn’t even sure he’d be able to find it. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the azaleas on the 13th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy was laughing and bouncing and swaggering all the way around Augusta National.After his final stroke on a soggy Saturday, he delivered an emphatic pump of the fist.ADVERTISEMENT Agent says McGregor wants to fight again as UFC 223 begins 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No wonder he’s so excited.This is McIlroy’s best chance yet to join one of golf’s most exclusive clubs .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 crownTaking advantage of several fortuitous bounces, McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to match his lowest score ever at the Masters , pushing him within three shots of the lead and into the final group with Patrick Reed.There are plenty of days when a golfer feels like the breaks go against him. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ This wasn’t one of those days for McIlroy.He chipped one in from 23 yards away for an eagle at the par-5 eighth hole . He saved par at the 13th after knocking his ball into a thick patch of pink azaleas. He watched an errant tee shot at the final hole ricochet back into the fairway, setting up a birdie that could have easily been a bogey.“I rode my luck a little bit out there today,” McIlroy conceded. “Hopefully I don’t have to rely on it too much tomorrow.”This is the fourth straight year that he’s arrived at Augusta National looking to complete the career Grand Slam — a feat accomplished by only five of the game’s greatest players.The last three times, he was simply too far back to make a serious run at the green jacket on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Then, McIlroy got an impromptu lesson in horticulture.“It was a sea of pink,” he said. “But azaleas are actually pretty thin down below. They look pretty thick on top, but down below they are actually not too bad. I could take a stance and just sort of pick the club straight up and get it back down on top of it and just trundle it out through the pine straw and back on to the grass.”McIlroy advanced his ball to the edge of the green with his third shot, and then knocked it up within 4 feet of the cup before rolling in the par-saving putt. He birdied two of the last four holes to match Fowler and Rahm for the best 18-hole score of the tournament.Now, he’s ready for a moment that seems like it’s been six years in the making.And the stakes couldn’t be higher.McIlroy already has a U.S. Open, a British Open and a PGA Championship.The Masters is the only missing link.“Patrick is going for his first,” McIlroy said, pausing for effect, “and I’m going for something else. It’s going to be good fun.”With that, McIlroy delivered one more smile on a day filled with them.last_img read more

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Mike Budenholzer out as coach of Atlanta Hawks

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ The decision was not totally unexpected as Budenholzer was granted permission to interview with other teams even though he is under contract with the Hawks for two more seasons.According to multiple reports, Budenholzer interviewed with the Phoenix Suns for their vacant coaching position last week before withdrawing his name from consideration. Budenholzer now may be a top candidate to coach the New York Knicks.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 crownBudenholzer was 213-192 in the regular season and 17-22 in the playoffs in five seasons with Atlanta. The Hawks were an Eastern Conference-worst 24-58 this season.The Hawks’ free-fall from a franchise-record 60 wins only three years ago to the bottom of the conference this season was startling. The team’s streak of 10 straight playoff seasons ended, but Budenholzer still carried the respect needed to earn interest from other teams looking for a coach. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ FILE – In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer gestures during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways on Wednesday, April 25, according to the team. The Hawks announced the move Wednesday night in a brief three-sentence statement. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)ATLANTA — Mike Budenholzer wanted to coach elsewhere. The Atlanta Hawks finally agreed it’s a good idea.The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways Wednesday in a move announced by the team in a three-sentence statement.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Rockets eliminate Wolves Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Even this season, when the Hawks tied with Dallas for the NBA’s third-worst record, they were rarely blown out. They lost 21 games by fewer than 10 points, with only seven losses by 20 or more points.Always passionate on the bench, at times to the point of earning rebukes from officials, Budenholzer showed no sign of giving up on the team.“I love what I do,” Budenholzer said on April 11, one day after the end of the disappointing regular season. “I love this team. I’m focused on what we just did and how we can get better going forward.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who played for the Spurs when Budenholzer was Gregg Popovich’s longtime assistant, said last month he has borrowed from Budenholzer’s strategy.“I didn’t really pick his brain but I definitely picked his playbook,” Kerr said. “I really did. Some of that is through Pop. They ran a lot of the San Antonio stuff when they got here to Atlanta. That’s the derivative. … He’s taken a lot of that San Antonio stuff and expanded on it and I’ve definitely stolen some stuff from him.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Budenholzer was named NBA coach of the year for the 2014-15 season, when he led the Hawks to their first 60-win season, a division title and their first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals.He was promoted to president of basketball operations but then gave up that title when Travis Schlenk was hired as general manager in 2017. The loss of power may have been the first step in Budenholzer’s exit.The Hawks’ inability to retain such top players as Al Horford and Paul Milsap led to the team’s rapid decline. The Hawks fell to the bottom of the conference while leaning heavily on rookie center John Collins, second-year forward Taurean Prince and point guard Dennis Schroder.The Hawks have scheduled a news conference with Schlenk for Thursday.Schlenk declined an interview request from The Associated Press.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 volleyball awardees

The best of the best of the UAAP Season 80 volleyball tournament were officially awarded on Wednesday ahead of Game 2 of the women’s finals at Araneta Coliseum.UAAP women’s volleyball best players. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU’s Jaja Santiago: Best Spiker and Most Valuable Player. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST’s Milena Alessandrini: Rookie of the Year: Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU’s Celine Domingo: Best Blocker Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDesiree Cheng: Best Server. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE’s Kathleen Arado: Best Digger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Deanna Wong: Best Setter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball best players. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Marck Espejo: Best Scorer, Best Spiker, Best Server, and Most Valuable Player. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Ariel Morado: Rookie of the Year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU’s Rikko Marmeto: Best Receiver. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Ish Polvorosa: Best Setter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle’s Jopet Movido: Best Digger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST’s Jayvee Sumagaysay Best Server. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRELATED STORIESADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Read Next Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Ateneo star Marck Espejo wins 5th straight UAAP MVPNU’s Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career with MVP awardFEATURED 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jazz try to slow Harden in Game 2 after Game 1 rout Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew read more

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PVL: Tacloban wins second straight at expense of Pocari

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jeric Teng shocked to see brother Jeron bloodied with ‘deep cuts’ Hyapha Amporn had a team-high 19 points for Tacloban Jovielyn Prado and Patcharee Saengmuang added 18 and 15 points, respectively.Myla Pablo led the Lady Warriors with 20 points while Arielle Love and Madeline Palmer had 16 and 15 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shola Alvarez delivered in the clutch and gave the Fighting Warays a 12-9 lead with an improbable last-ditch cut shot that caught the Lady Warriors by surprise.Tacloban head coach Nes Pamilar was disappointed with how his team would lag after winning a set and he had to remind his players to fight through in the fifth.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“In the second and fourth set I asked them why they would play that way and relax a bit,” said Pamilar in Filipino. “So when the fifth set came I told them that we should change our ways and go all out in the final set.”The Fighting Warays won their second straight game and improved to a 4-3 record while the Lady Warriors fell to 3-4. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 Tacloban played a sweet tune to end its preliminary round campaign, overcoming  Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 25-17, 17-25, 25-20, 16-25, 15-10, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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Loss to San Miguel will make TNT better, says Racela

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racela said Romeo didn’t talk to him after the incident.Tensions didn’t end there as San Miguel’s Arwind Santos and TNT’s Anthony Semerad were thrown out after a scuffle at the 7:36 mark of the fourth quarter.The two got tangled up after going for a rebound as Santos pulled Semerad down and while they were on the floor the two immediately exchanged elbows.One of the referees tried to intervene  to separate the two before security personnel and team officials from both sides eventually managed to cool things off.Santos and Semerad’s ejections became the game’s turning point as San Miguel went on to take a  14-5 run for a 97-88 lead with 3:13 left.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ “The referees allow a lot of physicality, but they just have to be consistent,” said Racela, whose team sit at the fourth spot with a 6-3 record. “One of our players got thrown out and that’s also what happened to the other team.”“I think it was equal in that regard.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the ugliness of TNT’s 100-94 loss to defending champion San Miguel in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, head coach Nash Racela decided to look for a silver lining.The KaTropa’s finals rematch against the Beermen had a playoff atmosphere that saw two players from each side got thrown out of the game.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The tension-filled duel, however, was what Racela deemed beneficial for his team moving forward.“This is the kind of game that will just make us better as a team,” said Racela Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We identified that we need to play with a lot of energy and urgency.”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 crownThe game’s first ejections were TNT guard Terrence Romeo and San Miguel wing Marcio Lassiter who got into a verbal altercation in the second quarter.It took less than a minute of playing time in between the two technical fouls that were called against Romeo and Lassiter as the two were tossed with 3:40 left in the game. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, is congratulated by friends and family after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK — Deandre Ayton became the first No. 1 Sun and Luka Doncic was traded only a day after arriving in the U.S.The Atlanta Hawks swapped the rights to Doncic, the No. 3 pick from Slovenia, to Atlanta for Trae Young, the No. 5 selection from Oklahoma in on Thursday night in the NBA draft.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Suns stayed close to home to make the 7-foot-1 Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. The center from Arizona averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone season in Tucson, tying for the national lead with 24 double-doubles in 35 games.He joined Mychal Thompson — father of Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson — in 1978 as the only players from the Bahamas to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.“Having my name called to be the first pick for the Phoenix Suns was mind-blowing,” Ayton said. “Having all that confidence and leading up to that point when I saw Adam Silver came out, I was just waiting for my name, and when he called it, my mind went blank.”The Sacramento Kings followed by taking Marvin Bagley III, the Duke big man who played with Ayton at Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix in 2015-16.With Jaren Jackson Jr. going fourth to Memphis, Texas center Mo Bamba going No. 6 to Orlando and Wendell Carter Jr. following to Chicago, it was an early run of big men in what’s increasingly become a perimeter-based league.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Mavericks also gave up a future first-round pick to draft Doncic, who only arrived in New York on Wednesday after helping Spain’s Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.His lengthy European season kept him from working out for teams but he knew the Mavericks liked him.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’ve been talking to Dallas a lot. They really wanted me, and they were very, very nice,” the 19-year-old said. “They were very nice to me, and I think we had a very good relationship.”The Hawks will get perhaps the most exciting player in college basketball last season, the first player to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season. Otherwise, the top of the draft was dominated by big men, starting with a pair of former high school teammates. 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 Then it was another guard with Alabama’s Collin Sexton going at No. 8 to Cleveland, triggering chants of Michael Porter Jr.’s name by Knicks fans who hoped they would take him with the No. 9 pick. But they ended up disappointed as New York went with Kentucky’s Kevin Knox.With concerns over back problems that limited him to only three games at Missouri last season, Porter ended up falling all the way to Denver at No. 14, the last lottery position.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave View commentslast_img read more

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PH handball team gains semifinals

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Three share Del Monte lead Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ PHILIPPINE Beach Handball men’s team barges into the semifinals of the International Beach Handball Grand Prix in Shandong, China. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippine men’s beach handball team on Wednesday secured a slot in the semifinals in the International Beach Handball Grand Prix in Shandong, China.The Amigos posted a 4-2 record in the elimination, which began with a rousing 37-22 upset win over home team Shandong on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Hopefully we get another win to end up with a podium finish,” said head coach Jana Franquelli.Handball, led by president Steve Hontiveros and secretary general Ernesto Jay Adalem, is hoping to include the sport in the 2019 Manila Southeast Asian Games.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 crownTwenty-five teams from 10 countries are seeing action in the meet. —MARC REYES View commentslast_img read more

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Generika-Ayala hopes familiarity will key successful all-Filipino stint

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Russian hammer thrower banned for using 4 different drugs The league opens on Oct. 30 at Filoil Flying V Centre while the formal opening ceremony will be on Nov. 3 at Ynares Sports Center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Generika-Ayala will be coming in with a lot of confidence when the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference kicks off.Head coach Sherwin Meneses said the team’s adjustment period is finally over and it’s now time for them to join the heavyweights in a wide-open race to the title.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Meneses said they didn’t boost their lineup with a blue-chip recruit, but Angeli Araneta, Marivic Meneses, Mikaela Lopez, Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain will all return with better cohesion and familiarity.Of course, backline defenders Kat Arado and Bia General will also be back together with Bang Pineda, April Hingpit, Carol Cerveza, Laizah Bendong, Sheeka Espinosa, Marlyn Llagoso and Jamie Lavitoria.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 Chriss“The adjustment period is over and it’s now time for us to come up with the result,” said Meneses, hoping to transform their great offseason preparation into a successful return to the semifinals after a long absence.“I hope we can carry the momentum all the way to the All-Filipino Conference.” View commentslast_img read more

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Soriano returns from ‘recovery slump’ to top BVR El Nido leg

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Soriano and Tan held back Perlas’ Dzi Gervacio and Roma Doromal in straight sets, 21-16, 21-19, in the championship round that capped off their 6-0 campaign.“Capped off this weekend with a gold! Thank you Bea Tan for dragging me out of my recovery slump and for trusting me to always give my best,” said Soriano.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 Chriss“Happy to take home the win in BVR on Tour El Nido, super happy that you’re back playing and killing it,” said Tan of Soriano.Tan and Soriano, who took a break from playing to have her hands on the organizational duties, went undefeated in the preliminaries and the semifinals without dropping a single set. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Expecting a dogfight vs Lyceum, San Beda gets rest before work begins The duo made quick work of Lio Crusaders’ Sydney Eleazar and Paulina Ong, 21-10, 21-7, in the semifinals that setup their match against Gervacio and Doromal.Soriano last played in the Santa Ana Open in June and sat out the next two legs and her last title was in Puerto Galera with Tan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Charo Soriano was quick to return to winning form after her reunion with Bea Tan saw her become one of the champions of the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour in the tournament’s El Nido leg.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ 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 anewlast_img read more

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Djokovic and Federer win to set up Paris Masters semifinal

first_imgDjokovic broke for 3-1 in the second set and did not look back.In the third set, a Cilic cross-court forehand winner saw him break a for 2-1 lead.Djokovic broke his racket in frustration and then broke Cilic straight back, after which the momentum shifted back in his favor as Cilic lost to him for the 16th time in 18 meetings.“It was a very intense match,” Djokovic said. “I was kind of going up and down. I’m really pleased to overcome this kind of challenge.”It was also Djokovic’s 21st consecutive win since losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round of the Rogers Cup in August.Earlier, Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Jack Sock 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.The Austrian served out the match and clinched victory on his first match point when Sock hit a big forehand long.“I’m in the semifinals of a Masters 1000 only for the fourth time,” Thiem said. “It means a lot for me because I didn’t do too well in the previous years in this part of the season.”The sixth-seeded Thiem next faces unseeded Karen Khachanov of Russia in their first career meeting.Khachanov, who won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month, broke fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev’s serve six times in a 6-1, 6-2 win. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Zverev had treatment on his right shoulder late in the first set and made a string of unforced errors. He took exception to some comments made in Khachanov’s box and spoke to his opponent at the end of the first set.“I told him my shoulder is hurting and that his uncle, or something, that he’s going a bit crazy,” Zverev said. “I told him to tell him to keep it down a little bit because he was going a little bit too much over the edge.”Cilic and Thiem sealed the last two spots for the season-ending ATP Finals in London, starting on Nov. 11.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cavaliers’ Kevin Love has foot surgery, out at least 6 weeks Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Chasing his 100th career title after winning the Swiss Indoors last Sunday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was hardly troubled. He saved a break point with a sharp volley at the net when serving for the set at 5-4 and then broke Nishikori at the start of the second set to take firm control.Federer has won this tournament only once, back in 2011, and has not played here since 2015. He was given a huge ovation by the crowd after his win.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 ChrissNow he has to find a way past Djokovic, the Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion who has beaten Federer in their past three meetings and leads him 24-22 overall.“If the crowd is for Novak that’s also good, as long as the (arena) is full. I know I have fans here, I can’t complain,” Federer said. “I have an enormous amount of support around the world. But for my fans to get into the match, I also have to play some good tennis.”center_img 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their quarterfinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Novak Djokovic remains on course for a fifth Paris Masters title after beating Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Friday to set up a semifinal against Roger Federer.Federer advanced to their 47th career meeting by beating Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4, his sixth straight win against the Japanese player.ADVERTISEMENT Federer lost to Djokovic most recently in the Cincinnati Masters final in August.“I hope I play better than in Cincinnati because I really didn’t play well,” Federer said. “It was the worst day of my career for returning. I missed all the second returns.”Djokovic, who is guaranteed to take the No. 1 ranking on Monday, struggled on his serve for much of the first set.Cilic had chances to break him in the fifth and seventh games and finally did so in the ninth when Djokovic hit a backhand long.An ace gave Cilic set point and he took it when Djokovic sent a backhand wide.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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