Champion pair to shine in Guineas

first_imgWAYNE DaCosta’s SHE’S A MANEATER and FEARLESS SAMURAI are favourites to hand the champion pair of trainer Wayne DaCosta and jockey Omar Walker a historic 1000-2000 Guineas double at Caymanas Park this afternoon. SHE’S A MANEATER, the 1000 Guineas favourite, is yet to be beaten by a filly in six starts, losing her only race to a colt – Anthony Nunes’ SOTOMAYOR in December’s Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes at a mile. She returned in last month’s seven-furlong Thornbird Stakes and closed strongly in the stretch run under Walker to win by a half-length, beating MONEY MAGNET and BILINGUAL, though encountering traffic problems with top weight 57.0 kilos down the backstretch. FEARLESS SAMURAI won the March 18 Prince Consort Stakes in convincing fashion, putting DaCosta on track to landing a historic Guineas double – a feat completed by only five trainers – Paul Newman (1980), Kenneth Mattis (1981), Billy Williams (1991), Philip Feanny (1992 and 1993), and Gary Subratie (2011). SHE’S A MANEATER is DaCosta’s lone starter in the 1000 Guineas in which her main rivals, MARLENE MY LOVE, MONEY MAGNET and BILINGUAL, are working well, but will have to defy the handicaps, weight swings ranging from five to eight pounds coming out of the Thornbird Stakes. BEST RACE OF CAREER Meanwhile, FEARLESS SAMURAI, a bold front runner, ran the best race of his career in the Prince Consort, repelling a determined effort from WESTERN WARRIOR to cruise home by three lengths with Walker aboard. FEARLESS SAMURAI is one of four runners in the event for DaCosta, setting up what should be a tactically great race, considering Nunes’ BALAZO got into the one-mile event from the also-eligible position of number 18 following the withdrawal of his injured stablemates, ICTUS and DONTAE. BALAZO returned off a near seven-month lay-up last Wednesday to win by almost 10 lengths at 1300 metres, blazing splits of 23.3, 34.4, 46.3, 58.3 and 1:12.3, ending in 1:20.2. Nunes’ second runner is SOTOMAYOR, who is yet to reproduce his winning Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes form in two races since. Speedy BALAZO, however, comes in with great credentials and is partnered by Robert Halledeen, who is fast becoming a go-to big-race jockey. DaCosta’s answer to BALAZO’s potentially disturbing speed appears to be LOOSE CANNON, whose stamina limitations were exposed at six furlongs in February’s Sir Howard Stakes when caught and beaten by DON CHASSIS. He returned to show that he’s a mean sprinter by clocking 1:05.4 at 1100 metres last month. FEARLESS SAMURAI showed in the Prince Consort that he was much improved. He rated well under pressure and will definitely get a mile from on or just about off the pace. It appears that the cheekpieces fitted that afternoon was what he had needed all along to settle down.last_img read more

Slaughter, Tenorio lead Ginebra rout of GlobalPort

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGreg Slaughter imposed his presence down low and helped Ginebra claim its first victory in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup with a 124-108 hammering of GlobalPort Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Only in his second game since returning from an ACL injury, the Cebuano giant came off the bench and put his foot down in the second quarter, firing 10 of his 19 points to help the Gin Kings jumpstart the blowout and lead by as much as 25, 107-82, with eight minutes remaining in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “Frankly, I wasn’t sure I’d be here. After our first game, I wasn’t sure if we can figure it out that quickly, but we had a week of practice after that game and we made a lot of adjustments. We visited the triangle a bit more because the triangle is a good post offense,” said Cone.“We went back to it a little bit and it allows us to play different kinds of line-ups and it allows us to do different kind of things defensively as well,” he said.Murphy Holloway paced GlobalPort (1-2) with 36 points, 18 rebounds, and three assists, while Terrence Romeo got 25 markers, nine assists, and five boards in the losing effort.The scores:GINEBRA 124 – Tenorio 29, Brownlee 21, Slaughter 19, Devance 14, Thompson 13, Aguilar 9, Mariano 7, Cruz 4, Caguioa 4, Ellis 2, Taha 2, Jamito 0.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Bali Pure books semis seat with sweep of Pocari View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ GLOBALPORT 108 – Holloway 36, Romeo 25, Pringle 18, Anthony 8, Arana 5, Maierhofer 4, Cortez 3, Pennisi 3, Aban 2, Guinto 2, Van Opstal 2, Grey 0, Ababou 0.Quarters: 29-28, 61-51, 93-76, 124-108.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Slaughter also hauled down eight rebounds and blocked two shots.LA Tenorio got himself going early, unfurling 10 of his 29 markers in the first quarter, on top of five boards and four assists, while Justin Brownlee bounced back from a dismal showing in the Gin Kings’ 93-78 loss to Meralco last week and dropped 21 points, 12 rebounds, and four dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Joe Devance chipped in 14 markers and six boards, while Scottie Thompson scattered 13 points, nine assists, and two rebounds.The win came as a shock even to Ginebra coach Tim Cone, who admitted that there was a lot to be desired with how his team fared in its season opener. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTubelast_img read more

Gallinari out of EuroBasket after breaking bone in hand

first_imgView comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return AP FILE PHOTODanilo Gallinari of the Los Angeles Clippers will miss the EuroBasket tournament after breaking a bone in his hand while playing for Italy.Video showed Gallinari throwing a punch and striking an opponent in the head Sunday as the Italians played an exhibition game against the Netherlands for the upcoming tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube The Italian federation wrote on Twitter that Gallinari fractured the first metacarpal on his right hand and that the estimated recovery time was 40 days.That should have the forward back in time for his first training camp with the Clippers, who acquired him from Denver in a three-way trade that included Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kyle Busch ends winless season with Cup victory at Pocono LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Yuson Capellan snagged the men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday in the Southeast Asian Games at MITEC Hall 6 here.Capellan totalled 13.950 points to retain the crown after winning the same event in the 2015 Singapore edition.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingscenter_img Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Sin Mat Asri took silver with 13.750, while Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta settled for bronze with 13.600.The other Filipino in the event, 18-year-old first-timer John Matthew Vergara was eighth place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It was the country’s fourth gold medal, and first for the day although more are expected in athletics later. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Brownlee happy with Ginebra’s aggressive start in PBA Finals

first_imgCarpio 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 Brownlee knows that with the series shifting back to Manila, both squads will be on an even keel in terms of fatigue after a tiring ride back home from Lucena. But with stakes bigger as ever, it’s going to be mind over matter for the Finals protagonists in Game 2 on Sunday.“At this point, everybody’s feeling fatigued, everybody’s tired. But you just have to fight it. You don’t have the time to be fatigued right now. We just have to keep aggressive and continue that to Game 2,” he said.“Hopefully, it will turn out like Game 1.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny UAAP: UE scores second straight win, stuns NU “Last year, we didn’t had a good start in the series. This time, we won. We just tried to set the tone and we tried to be aggressive,” he said on the heels of Ginebra’s 102-87 victory over Meralco on Friday.Brownlee was largely instrumental in the triumph, scattering 32 points on an efficient 13-of-20 shooting clip, on top of his 19 rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBrownlee also acknowledged the weight of Greg Slaughter’s return for Ginebra as the latter gave them a huge threat down low that’s unmatched by the opposing Bolts frontline.“He definitely makes our offense a lot easier. He gets under the bottom and around the rim and he’s very difficult to stop there. We kept looking for him for him to stay on his rhythm. He’s doing a great job and we hope that continues along the series,” he said. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Justin Brownlee was relieved to get the series opener out of the way and in the bag for Ginebra.He didn’t want a repeat of last year when the Gin Kings trailed 0-1, and later on 1-2 in the series winning the next three games to win the PBA Governors’ Cup championship.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Twitter promotes anonymous attacks on 2022 Qatar World Cup

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sore knee could sideline Cavs’ Shumpert for another week A second account being promoted on Twitter, KickQatarOut, features similar branding — with the same typeface and header graphic — and also posted its first message on Oct. 20. With an illustration of a hand showing a red card, the account advocates calls for FIFA to strip Qatar of the World Cup and highlights concerns about conditions for migrant workers.A promoted tweet claims there are “projections of 4,000 dead workers,” as Qatar hosts the World Cup.“This is naked and embarrassing corruption,” another KickQatarOut tweet states, “it will destroy international football, for the sake of one country.”The Qatar World Cup organizing committee declined to comment on the promoted tweets from accounts. The natural gas-rich nation has long denied funding extremists.The anti-Qatar Twitter accounts mirror the tone of other material put out by the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee, a Washington-based influence firm run by Saudi citizen Salman al-Ansari. The committee, known as SAPRAC, has a $1.2 million contract with Bahrain to produce videos and material about “adversary countries in the Middle East,” according to filings with the U.S. Justice Department.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The online assaults on Qatar promote the talking points amplified by the four Arab nations who in June cut ties with the first Middle East host of the World Cup. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all cut diplomatic ties and began a boycott of Qatar on June 5 over allegations that Doha supports extremists and has overly warm ties to Iran.But the Twitter users who received the posts accusing Qatar of supporting extremism alongside images of World Cup preparations are offered no indication of the authors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA promoted post from the QatarExposed account asks: “Why does the richest country in the world support terrorism?”An accompanying video shows images from the soccer game between France and Germany in Paris in November 2015 that was targeted by suicide bombers as the narrator states: “Financing and promoting extremism has become state policy.” The sequence continues with footage of Qatar winning the FIFA vote in 2010. The video concludes saying: “Its sovereign neighbors have taken a stand, they won’t back down.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? FILE- In this Friday, July21, 2017, file photo, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani talks in his first televised speech since the dispute between Qatar and three Gulf countries and Egypt, in Doha, Qatar. Qatar’s emir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it will only engulf the region in chaos. (Qatar News Agency via AP, File)LONDON — The unsolicited tweets started appearing on timelines over the last week. No website, company or individual is publicly associated with the accounts. But the message Twitter is being paid to promote and spread is clear: Qatar is an unsuitable host of the 2022 World Cup.Twitter is cashing in from anonymous attacks on Qatar just as it faces scrutiny over the limited disclosure of information about political advertising in the 2016 U.S. election. Twitter leaders are testifying this week before congressional investigations looking into how social media networks provided a platform for Russian meddling.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny SAPRAC’s television and online ads include those targeting Qatar for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. One of the Twitter accounts in question, QatarExposed, also retweeted material by The Qatar Insider, a website run by SAPRAC.SAPRAC told The Associated Press that the QatarExposed and KickQatarOut accounts “are neither run nor arethey associated with SAPRAC in any way.”Twitter declined to discuss the nature of the anti-Qatar promoted tweets and the lack of information about the holders of the accounts. The company only pointed the AP to plans to launch a “transparency center that will offer everyone visibility into who is advertising on Twitter, (and) details behind those ads.”Twitter’s plans only reference requirements that “electioneering advertisers identify their campaigns,” and do not cover political operations not directly linked to an election.Asked if it would be looking into the lack of transparency surrounding the QatarExposed and KickQatarOut accounts, Twitter told the AP: “We don’t comment on individual accounts.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Blue Eagles ride battle cry #BEBOB on way to UAAP crown

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments The outgoing captain added their two straight losses to the Green Archers and Far Eastern University, in the elimination round and Final Four, respectively proved to be the turning point of their season and they immediately turned to their mantra so set their sail back in the right direction.“We were tested throughout the whole season but staying with #BEBOB we didn’t break,” said Tolentino. “No one else can break this group of guys, our little team. #BEBOB was their to remind us we have each other and the whole Ateneo community is behind us.” MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img And on Saturday skipper Vince Tolentino finally shared what “#BEBOB” really meant. “It started in our first Baler camp, coach Tab (Baldwin) came up with the hashtag that meant ‘Blue Eagles Band of Brothers,’” said Tolentino during the team’s media session before the ceremonial bonfire at Ateneo’s grounds. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“It started in Baler because that’s where we first began everything.”Tolentino said the “#BEBOB” became their rallying cry throughout their 13-1 eliminations in Season 80, and all the way to their Game 3 Finals victory over De La Salle to win the crown. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles PLAY LIST 03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor those following the social media activities of Ateneo during the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, there was a hashtag that certainly piqued the curiosity of some.That hasthag was “#BEBOB” with the entire the Blue Eagles roster blowing it up across social media as they prepped up for De La Salle in the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Ateneo not done, wants more titles Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Simmons, Augustin power Magic over Bucks

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “You don’t have to look too far to see that they had three guys dominate the game for them offensively,” Prunty said. “They hit every shot in our face. You can’t give guys their shot. You have to get out, contest it, make them work to get their shots.”Simmons was 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Augustin hit 6 of 9, and the Magic set a franchise record at home with 18 3s in 34 attempts.“(Tuesday night) was a tough game for us, but it happens to the best of us,” Augustin said. “We put it behind us, went out there and shared the ball, helped each other out on defense and played with a lot more energy.”Augustin and Simmons combined for 20 points as the Magic closed out the first quarter on a 27-7 run to take a 16-point lead.Milwaukee (36-32) erased most of it quickly in the second quarter, but did not regain the lead until Eric Bledsoe converted a turnover into a layup with 4:50 left in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Orlando (21-48) scored the final 14 points of that period to take 91-80 lead into the fourth.The Bucks never got within five in the fourth quarter.“I think we’ve done a pretty good job of winning games we’re supposed to win this year,” Bucks center John Henson said. “But we needed this win tonight for the playoff race, and didn’t get it.”TIP-INSBucks: G Brandon Jennings, who returned to the NBA with 16 points and 12 assists in Monday night’s win at Memphis after signing a 10-day contract, had two points Wednesday night.Magic: G Evan Fournier missed a fourth straight game with a sprained left knee.300TH WIN FOR VOGELMagic coach Frank Vogel got his 300th career victory in what he described as the toughest game on the schedule. “It’s a zombie game when you come back from the West Coast into a back-to-back, and the guys just don’t have it in their legs to make shots, and in their minds to focus,” he said. “Our guys played mentally tough and got a difficult W.” Vogel is 300-282 in eight seasons at Indiana and Orlando.GORDON STILL SIDELINEDAaron Gordon, the Magic’s top scorer and second-leading rebounder, missed his fourth straight game since a collision with Lakers forward Julius Randle put him in concussion protocol. “The worst thing that can happen to an athlete is to be concussed while being concussed,” Vogel said. “That’s where long-term injury takes place, so we’re taking every measure to prevent that.”UP NEXTBucks: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.Magic: Host Boston on Friday night. View comments Alab breaks ABL scoring record in rout of Saigon Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 awardcenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Magic, who were routed 108-72 Tuesday night in San Antonio, their fifth straight loss.“We were able to bounce back with some enthusiasm,” Simmons said.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 folkGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points for Milwaukee, which has lost seven of 10 while battling for playoff positioning.Coach Joe Prunty, who described the Bucks’ effort as “horrible,” didn’t see much energy from his team on the defensive side of the floor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Orlando Magic’s Jonathon Simmons (17) goes to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — A little redemption for the Orlando Magic was a big blow to the Milwaukee Bucks.Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Jonas Sultan ‘stronger and faster than Jerwin,’ says trainer

first_imgThe 26-year-old Sultan shrugged off any pressure heading into his first world title fight.“This is the biggest fight of my career because this is for a world championship and this will also go down in history,” he said. “I’m used to fighting other Filipinos and I am determined to win because this is the chance that I’ve been waiting for.”“This is going to be an exciting fight. This is going to be a great fight from bell to bell and we’re going to put on a show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The fight was originally scheduled on April 14 in Las Vegas as part of the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn main event, but was postponed after Crawford injured his right hand during sparring.Villamor said the duel will happen sometime in May or June and will likely take place in either California or Las Vegas.He added the change in schedule favored the opposing camp.“Jonas is ready to fight on April 14, but I know that the other camp isn’t ready yet in terms of Ancajas’ conditioning.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s Calisaan out of Aspirants’ Cup with fractured elbow Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES “I think Jonas is stronger and faster than Jerwin,” Villamor told INQUIRER.net in Filipino Sunday during the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions at Okada Manila.Villamor also said Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) has faced stiffer competition than Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs) in comparing the two fighters’ last four fights.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“Jerwin’s last four fights were not so tough. Jonas’ past four fights, on the other hand, two of those were against Jaro and Casimero and when you compare them, Jonas had the tougher competition,” said Villamor, referring to Sonny Boy Jaro, who is a former world champion.The bout between Ancajas and Sultan marks the first time two Filipinos will be fighting for a world title since the great Pancho Villa beat Clever Sencio in 1925. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jonas Sultan. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTrainer Edito “Ala” Villamor believes his ward Jonas Sultan has the advantage in speed and power against Jerwin Ancajas in their all-Filipino showdown for the IBF super flyweight title.Sultan emerged as the mandatory challenger to Ancajas’ belt after he upset compatriot Johnriel Casimero, a two-division champion, by unanimous decision six months ago in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Injured Valdez, Morado still show up at national team pool training

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semifinal Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The couple of Cool Smashers, however, did not join the drills with Valdez nursing a bum right ankle and Morado suffering from tendonitis on her right shoulder.“Last night my Achilles’ tendon really hurt and then I checked it this morning and Doc [Raul] Canlas told me it might be Achilles tendonitis so he advised me to rest it,” said Valdez in Filipino.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 crownValdez was able to lead the Cool Smashers to a 25-21, 26-24, 25-23 win over Iriga-Navy with 19 points but only realized her injury before she went to sleep.Morado, though, left the game against the Lady Oragons in the second set and immediately iced her right shoulder. 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 Alyssa Valdez (left) cools down with fellow national team pool players during their training at Arellano gym on Thursday. Photo by Bong LozadaCreamline’s spiker-setter partnership of Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado showed their commitment to the national team despite nursing injuries they suffered in their games in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Valdez and Morado were part of the 14 players who showed up in the final training session of the national team pool Thursday at Arellano University.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I just need to fully rest and continue ice therapy for a week,” said Morado.Valdez and Morado joined Myla Pablo, Aby Maraño, CJ Rosario, Jaja Santiago, Rhea Dimaculangan, Myka Ortiz, Becca Rivera, Denden Lazaro, Mika Reyes, Mylene Paat, and Cess Molina in the training session.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more