Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb dies at 28 in ATV crash

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Webb was 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 94 games for the White Sox from 2013-16. The right-hander pitched one inning in 2016, then had Tommy John surgery in June. He was released by the White Sox after the season and had not pitched professionally during his recovery.“Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization and we are all shocked and stunned by the news,” the team said in a statement. “He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWebb was drafted by Toronto in 2009 and traded to the White Sox after the 2011 season in a deal for pitcher Jason Frasor.Webb made his major league debut in September 2013 at Yankee Stadium — the first hitter he faced was Derek Jeter, and Webb walked him. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Webb made 57 appearances for the White Sox in 2014. He pitched 110 innings in his career, striking out 93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READcenter_img Indonesia goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this Feb. 27, 2016, file photo, of Daniel Webb, of the Chicago White Sox baseball team, poses in uniform. Former White Sox relief pitcher Webb was killed in an ATV accident in Humphreys County, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. He was 28. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)WAVERLY, Tenn. — Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28.Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis says Webb died Saturday night. Davis says Webb’s wife and two other people sustained “significant injuries” in the accident, about 70 miles west of Nashville.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Bumpy road: Goepper overcomes depression for 2nd Olympic run

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, Nicholas Goepper, of the United States, makes a jump during a run in the men’s freestyle skking slopestyle final to win the bronze medal at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Once the parties, the TV appearances and the celebration was over, Goepper found searching for `What’s Next?’ It was a disheartening journey for the Olympic bronze medalist, one that took him to the verge of taking his own life, to a rehabilitation clinic and, finally, back to the realization that he got into the sport not for the parties, but because he really loves skiing and winning. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)ASPEN, Colo. — In the aftermath of his history-making triumph at the Sochi Olympics — the non-stop parties, the interview on Letterman, the random stops to be adored by strangers — Nick Goepper kept coming back to two questions.What just happened?ADVERTISEMENT Goepper says at the end of the Olympic celebrations he found himself in “a crazy depression,” with zero motivation, “just this weird, sort of nothingness.” He was reeling from what could be called “Post-Olympics Depression” — a not-uncommon phenomenon for Olympians, especially those in sports that draw so little mainstream attention outside the two-week Olympic window every four years.“He’d go sneak off to different college towns, party, meet girls. But the grass wasn’t always greener,” said his former coach and longtime friend, Mike Hanley. “And the whole idea of competing, skiing, training, it seemed like that had been maxed out. He felt like there was no place left for him to go in that world.”He stayed up late. Drank. Did nothing with his days, or nights. Eventually, Goepper gathered up the energy to go train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where things felt like they were getting back on track.The next winter, he hurt his shoulder, then hurt it again later in the summer. That was, he said, the injury “that kind of broke me mentally.”“I was in a zombie-like stage,” he said. “I needed a serious change that I wasn’t going to enact on my own.”ADVERTISEMENT Gesta: I am going to become the new World champion Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img MOST READ So much had happened during the Olympic experience that felt strange and out of his control.For instance, only at the Olympics does the entire concept of winning become so twisted. The late Dale Earnhardt gets credit for the classic saying: “Second place is the first loser.” At the Olympics, though, second place wins a silver medal, and third place is a winner, too, in the form of a bronze.“I was actually gutted for him and felt really bad,” Hanley said. “He was actually happy that he put down the run he wanted to. He seemed content. He had a plan and did what he planned on doing. The cards didn’t fall the way he wanted.“But the issues didn’t set in until the media tour started going.”It wasn’t that Goepper disliked the attention — the selfie-takers, autograph seekers and all the rest of the love. It was more that it felt so strange to be worshipped because of his prowess on the ski hill. Hanley tells of a time, shortly after the games, when they got off a ski lift in Vermont, and Goepper was recognized by a gaggle of fans, one of whom told him, “Thank you for everything you’ve done for our country.”“It’s nice and he was very grateful, but what do you say to that? ‘You’re welcome?’ He’s a skier,” Hanley said.And while all the skiers — or make that all besides Goepper and fellow medalists Gus Kenworthy and Joss Christensen — were going back to skiing after the Olympics, Goepper was learning what fame was like.“A whirlwind experience that I really wasn’t ready for,” Goepper called it.Nor was he ready for what would happen when it was over.His mother, Linda, said in an X Games interview that she knew there was trouble when Nick called her and said he was going to down a bottle of vodka at Lambs Canyon in Utah, which is where freestyler skier Speedy Peterson had taken his own life in 2011. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson What happens next?The freestyle skier had been given a good chance to win a gold medal in Sochi, but ended up with a bronze, and yet, to the outside, that barely mattered. He was part of history: The Americans swept the first-ever slopestyle contest at the Olympics and became just the third U.S. trio to accomplish that feat at the Winter Olympics.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 folkIt took the down-home kid from Indiana nearly two years to find a satisfactory answer for either of his questions — two years in which he would roam the country trying to find himself, contemplating suicide, entering a rehab facility, alienating, then winning back, the trust of friends and family, and rediscovering his passion for skiing. Through all that, Goepper also discovered that the Olympic journey was worth it, even if a bronze — or even silver or gold medal — would never, by itself, make him a happier person.“My general takeaway from the Olympics was that of excitement, disappointment, stress,” Goepper says, “and things I definitely would’ve done differently.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Eventually, Goepper’s parents talked him in to going to a rehab center in Texas. After a few weeks of going through the motions at the center, something clicked.He started having conversations, reading more, writing a journal, taking more control of his life and thinking more about throwing himself back into skiing for not only this Olympic cycle, but the next one, as well.He was introduced to Jonny Moseley, the cutting edge, party-hearty freestyle skier of the 1990s, and was surprised with what he learned.“Johnny told Nick he didn’t drink when he was in his prime,” Hanley said. “He told him when you put in the leg work on the front end, it’s a lot more fun to take advantage of it all on the back end. That made a big impression on Nick. ”Goepper is rocking it in the leadup to the 2018 Olympics. In Korea, he’ll be favored to win some color medal again. If he does, he knows he’ll do things differently this time, though he’s not sure where the journey will take him. And maybe the point of the whole journey is that he doesn’t have to know.“I think Nick’s probably in the best spot he’s been in since he was 15,” Hanley said. “I think he’s finally to a point where he’s fine just saying, ‘I’m Nick Goepper and I like to ski.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

Mitchell delivers down the stretch, rallies Jazz past Spurs

first_imgUtah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he runs off the court following their NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 101-99. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell found his shooting touch at the right time for the Utah Jazz.Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 39.2 seconds left, and Utah extended its NBA-best winning streak to 10 games with a 101-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Favors blocked a pair of shots in the final minute. San Antonio was unable to get a shot off after getting the ball back with 16.7 seconds left.Kyle Anderson scored 16 points and Pau Gasol had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who lost to Utah for the third time this season.”We were in the lead for most of the second half,” Gasol said. ”We just couldn’t finish it. We had some bad possessions offensively that led to opportunities for them.”San Antonio went ahead 83-70 on a jumper by Bryn Forbes with 9:29 remaining. The Jazz chipped away before Ingles and Mitchell hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie it at 87 with 4:53 left. The teams traded baskets from there until Mitchell sealed it in the final minute.Utah used a 20-4 run in the second quarter to take its largest first-half lead at 54-42. San Antonio cut its deficit in half before halftime on layups by Gasol and Anderson.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases ”I don’t know if there’s a lot of coach-player relationships like we have,” Gobert said. ”He trusted me from the beginning, so I trust him too.”OUTSIDE SHOOTING WOESSan Antonio hung tough while playing short-handed because of injuries. But the Spurs were hurt by a rough night on the perimeter, going 6 for 25 from 3-point range.”We just have to figure out a way to win,” guard Tony Parker said. ”We were up 13. We had a good chance, but we didn’t make the shots in the end.”UP NEXTSpurs: Travel to Denver to face the Nuggets on Tuesday.Jazz: Host the Suns on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mitchell was just 9 for 28 from the field, but he delivered down the stretch. The rookie guard scored eight of Utah’s final nine points over the last 2:54 of the game. He hit a pair of go-ahead baskets and a free throw to give the Jazz the lead in the final minute after they trailed by as many as 13 points during the fourth quarter.”You can’t think about the misses, that’s the biggest thing,” Mitchell said. ”I was continuing to stay locked in and just stay focused and understand the shots eventually were going to fall. Fortunately, they did.”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 folkJoe Ingles added 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Utah. Derrick Favors had 19 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.The Jazz (29-28) moved above .500 for the first time in more than two months. Defense played a big role in their latest victory. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreakcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA All-Star voting begins on Friday Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In the third quarter, the Spurs used an 11-1 run to go back in front. Davis Bertans buried a 3-pointer to put San Antonio up 66-61.The Jazz made 11 of 19 shots (57.9 percent) in the second quarter and just 4 of 22 attempts (18.2 percent) in the third.”This is one of those games you’re fortunate to win,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. ”You have to catch some breaks. We just continued to compete. That’s really all it comes down to. When you do that, you put yourself in a position to catch a break.”TIP-INSSpurs: F LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right knee) did not play. Aldridge leads San Antonio in scoring and rebounding. … The Spurs outscored the Jazz 54-40 in the paint. … Gasol recorded his 12th double-double of the season.Jazz: G Ricky Rubio (left hip soreness) missed his second consecutive game. … Ingles scored 10 of Utah’s first 15 points. He set a career high in scoring in each of the previous two Jazz victories. … F Jae Crowder finished with 14 points in his first home game since he came over from Cleveland in a trade.FAVORS FINISHESUtah’s Rudy Gobert found himself in an unusual spot in the final minutes. Gobert played just six minutes in the fourth quarter and watched from the bench while Favors finished out the game.Gobert had 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 31 minutes. But Snyder decided to ride the hot hand down the stretch. Favors totaled eight points, five rebounds and two blocks in six minutes in the fourth. He had back-to-back layups that helped the Jazz keep pace when the Spurs tried to pull away.Snyder asked Gobert if he wanted to go back in the game at one point, but the Jazz center deferred to Favors. He did appreciate being consulted about the crunch-time decision. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ronaldo seeks encore against ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco

first_imgHerve Renard’s men face a monumental challenge, with games to come against Portugal and Spain, but midfielder Faycal Fajr is adamant all is not lost for the Atlas Lions.“If I said that we don’t believe we can qualify it would be a lie,” said Fajr, one of 17 players born abroad in Morocco’s 23-man squad.“I could throw out some examples, like the Argentina draw (1-1 with Iceland). Where there’s a will there’s a way. (The Portuguese) have two feet, two legs and they are humans like us.”“We lost a battle but we haven’t lost the war. We’re not dead,” he added.”Renard lamented that Morocco were “crucified by our own errors” in the loss to Iran, but the Frenchman is used to defying the odds, having led outsiders Zambia to a surprise triumph at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.He then became the first coach to win the continental title with two different teams three years later, guiding the Ivory Coast to glory.Morocco will need Renard to conjure up more magic to prevent an early exit, although Fajr says the mood in the camp remains positive.“Even after the defeat, the atmosphere was terrific,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for this moment for 20 years, all Moroccans have been waiting for this for 20 years. We’re one big family.” It was Ronaldo’s 51st career hat-trick, and the 51st in the tournament’s history, as the Real Madrid star became just the fourth player to score in four World Cups.“I am very happy, it’s a nice personal record to have, one more in my career,” said Ronaldo.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“For me the most important thing is to emphasize what the team did against one of the favorites to win this World Cup.”Despite lifting the trophy at Euro 2016, Portugal is not widely viewed as among the favorites in Russia but can take a big step towards the last 16 with a victory over Morocco in Moscow on Wednesday. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side’s third goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat.A hat-trick from the five-time world player of the year snatched a thrilling 3-3 draw for the European champions against Spain in a heavyweight Group B showdown in Sochi.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “I think we are stronger than Morocco if we compare the two teams, but I’m not saying the game will be easy for us,” striker Andre Silva told reporters at Portugal’s training base.“We cannot underestimate them and must have respect for any opponent. Any game at the World Cup is difficult.”It will be just the second meeting between the two countries, after Morocco beat Portugal 3-1 in the group stage at the 1986 finals.Morocco did not concede a single goal in the final qualifying round as they sealed a return to the World Cup for the first time in 20 years, but their knockout hopes hang by a thread after a 95th-minute own goal by Aziz Bouhaddouz against Iran. ‘We’re not dead’ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Stephen Curry shoots 1-over 71 in Web.com Tour event

first_imgDon’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 “This time, it took me until hole No. 8 or 9 to really just get comfortable, especially on the greens,” Curry said. “Again, you can’t simulate that pressure standing over 10-foot putts, 5-foot putts, knowing they count, and how many of them for me were for pars early. That was a hard part to adjust to, but once you get in a groove, good things happen.”Curry made his fourth bogey at the par-3 second, then two-putted for birdie on the third. He celebrated with a lighthearted hug with caddie Jonnie West, a Warriors employee and TPC Stonebrae member.“It took me six holes last year to get my first one and it took me 12 holes this year,” Curry said. “I had to wait a little bit. It was a nice relief to see a putt go in.”He made a 10-foot birdie putt on the seventh, then hit a 9-iron from 148 yards on the eighth that ricocheted off the pin and settled 5 feet short of the hole to set up a birdie.“Yeah, there’s one of those off the face, hit it flush and it was on line,” Curry said. “I see it hit — or I hear the pin rattle — and that was a cool moment. I didn’t know how close it landed. When I walked up there, literally was an inch away from dunking it. Out here I don’t get many dunks.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Playing as an amateur, Curry was eight shots behind leaders Adam Long and Seth Reeves with the afternoon wave still on the course. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148th and miss the cut by 11 shots.Playing alongside Web.com Tour winners Martin Trainer and Cameron Champ in the round that began on No. 10, Curry slightly pulled his iron off the tee into the first cut of rough, up against a sprinkler head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I can’t play this hole without getting a ruling,” he joked, referencing the opening tee shot last year that wound up in a drink cup inside a cart left of the hole.He made par and also parred the next two before stumbling with bogeys on Nos. 13, 15 and 16. NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tees off on the ninth hole during Round One of the Ellie Mae Classic at TBC Stonebrae on August 9, 2018 in Hayward, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPHAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry rallied with three birdies to shoot a 1-over 71 on Thursday in the first round of the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.Making his second appearance in the $600,000 event at TPC Stonebrae, the Golden State Warriors star rebounded from a bogey on the second hole with a birdie on the par-5 third . He added birdies on the par-4 seventh and eighth — hitting the flagstick on No. 8 — and closed with a par on No. 9.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ He three-putted for par on the par-5 ninth.“It was fun to be able to hit some decent shots early, and from there turn it into actual scoring, which was good,” Curry said.Trainer shot 69, and Champ had a 68.“It was impressive,” said Trainer, atwo-time winner this year. “His game as a whole was really impressive. It really surprised me. Obviously, he’s not as sharp because I don’t think he plays as much as we do.”Champ won the Utah Championship last month and leads the tour in driving distance.“It was definitely a good experience,” Champ said. “Obviously, all the fans shouting his name and whatnot. It was good just to see his game, too. I was very impressed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

GALLERY: Djokovic wins US Open, 14th Grand Slam

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Photo by Keats London/CORRESPONDENTPhoto by Keats London/CORRESPONDENTPhoto by Keats London/CORRESPONDENTPhoto by Keats London/CORRESPONDENTPhoto by Keats London/CORRESPONDENTPhoto by Keats London/CORRESPONDENTPhoto by Keats London/CORRESPONDENTADVERTISEMENT Philippine team leaves for Iran Monday night 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 MOST READlast_img read more

Blakely powers KaTropa past Painters

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Blakely, who made nine of his first 10 shots, had a dunk that gave TNT a 72-66 lead in the third and triggered a huge second half run after trailing several times in the first two quarters.The KaTropa struggled to get things going in the first half and slipped—literally—against the Elasto Painters, who were making their first appearance in the tournament.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 ChrissRain or Shine was given a long break after its core was tasked to represent the country in the Asian Games in Indonesia recently.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra collide in an expectedly tough encounter for the first time since their Commissioner’s Cup championship duel won by the Kings. MOST READ AVC: Philippines salvages 9th place, withstands Kazakhstan Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Game time is at 6:45 p.m., right after Magnolia battles a resurgent Phoenix squad in the 4:30 p.m. opener at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen are coming off a scorching rout of Columbian, where they tied the league record of three-pointers made with 23.The Kings, meanwhile, lost to Blackwater Friday night and will go into the game with key players Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar doubtful due to injuries. —FRANCIS T. J. OCHOAADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES PBA ImagesMarqus Blakely had 26 points and 14 rebounds for his new team as TNT shrugged off a shaky and slippery first half to hold off Rain or Shine, 110-104, Saturday in the PBA Governors’ Cup in Iloilo City.Blakely almost notched a triple double and had eight assists as the KaTropa also leaned on the 24 points and seven rebounds of Troy Rosario and the 22 points of Terrence Romeo to give new head coach Bong Ravena and consultant Mark Robert Dickel a winning start to their partnership at the TNT bench.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Harden’s 40 lifts Rockets to 1st home win over Pacers

first_imgHOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 24: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts after driving to the basket in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on October 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — It’s more than three weeks into the season and the Houston Rockets finally got their first home win on Sunday night.With the hole they’re in early, they’ll need plenty more to dig their way out.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Rockets: Clint Capela had 18 points and seven rebounds. He bruised his knee in a collision with Oladipo, but D’Antoni said he should be OK. … Gerald Green sat out with a sprained right ankle. … Nene, who has not played this season, remains out with a strained right calf.THEY SAID ITPaul on what he’s seen from Anthony in his time in Houston: “Melo’s been great here. That’s like a brother to me. I don’t know what’s being said or whatnot but Melo’s been great working hard every day.”UP NEXTPacers: Host Miami on Friday night.Rockets: Visit Denver on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Rockets GM denies report that Anthony will be waived Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img “When we’re like that we’re going to score a bunch of points and if … our defense can keep improving then we’re the team that we want to be,” coach Mike D’Antoni said.Houston had a big lead for most of the second half and was up by 21 entering the fourth quarter after Paul and Harden had piled up 55 points combined in the first three quarters.The Pacers opened the fourth with an 11-2 run, with the last five points from Oladipo to cut the lead to 104-92 with about 7 ½ minutes left.But Harden, who finished with nine assists and seven rebounds, made all of Houston’s points in a 5-2 run to stretch the lead and 109-94.The Rockets led by 22 at halftime but Indiana scored the first 11 points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 76-65. Darren Collison made two 3-pointers in that span and Oladipo added another one.Houston finally scored its first points of the second half when P.J. Tucker made a 3-pointer with about 9 ½ minutes left in the third.But the Rockets couldn’t get much going after that and the Pacers scored five straight points later in the period to cut the lead to 84-74 with about five minutes remaining in the third.Harden got hot after that, making 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to power a 12-3 spurt that extended the lead 97-77 about three minutes later.TIP-INSPacers: Oladipo received a technical foul in the third quarter for arguing with a referee after fouling Paul. … Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 points and had six assists. … Collison had 13 points. 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew James Harden scored a season-high 40 points and Chris Paul added 26 to help the Rockets to a 115-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.“It’s nice to get a win,” Paul said. “We’ve obviously been struggling … but we’ve got to keep building.”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 ChrissThe Rockets, who had lost the last two games of a season-long five-game road trip, dropped their first four home games. They’re 5-7 this season and in 12th place in the Western Conference.Houston was up by 10 with about four minutes left after five quick points by the Pacers, but Harden made two free throws after that to stretch the lead. The Pacers got within 8 on a basket by Cory Joseph with about 90 seconds left, but Paul made a layup a few seconds later to put the game out of reach. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Victor Oladipo had 22 for the Pacers, who have lost three of their last four games.“We knew they were very capable of getting hot even though they hadn’t shot the ball well early this season,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “We knew they were very capable and tonight they did. It was tough matchups trying to stop those guys.”The win comes as the Rockets deal with a disappointing start to the season and rumors and reports about Carmelo Anthony’s status and future with the team. Anthony, who is in his first year in Houston, sat out for the second straight game with an undisclosed illness on a day the New York Times had a sourced report that said he had been told he would soon be waived.General manager Daryl Morey said before the game that the report was “inaccurate” and that singling Anthony out as the cause of Houston’s struggles was unfair.The Rockets, who entered the game ranking near the bottom of the league with a 3-point shooting percentage of just 31.7, shot 42.6 percent from long-range and made a season-high 20 3s on Sunday night. Harden had eight and Paul added five to lead the way.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Big Boi, Travis Scott to join Maroon 5 in Super Bowl show

first_imgTypically one of the most fiercely sought gigs in music, the Super Bowl halftime show has this year been the subject of boycott and protest. Numerous acts have turned down the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players who have taken a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn’t confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.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 ChrissTypically one of the most fiercely sought gigs in music, the Super Bowl halftime show has this year been the subject of boycott and protest. Numerous acts have turned down the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players who have taken a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.Gerald Griggs, vice president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, has said the NAACP asked performers who have signed up to reconsider their participation. More than 84,000 have signed an online petition urging Maroon 5 to withdraw from the Super Bowl “until the league changes their policy and support players’ constitutional right to protest.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL officially announced the band as its headliner Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)NEW YORK — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn’t confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Billboard reported that Scott, who reportedly signed on in December, only agreed to perform if the NFL made a joint donation to an organization fighting for social justice. With the NFL, Scott made a $500,000 donation to Van Jones’ Dream Corps.This year’s Super Bowl will be broadcast from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta by CBS on Feb. 3. 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Serge Ibaka’s 3-pointer helps Raptors survive Wizards in double OT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

With fire in his eyes

first_imgManny Pacquiao (right) hopes to add more shine to his legacy when he battles Adrien Broner in a WBA title defense. —ILLUSTRATION BY RENE ELEVERALAS VEGAS—With the power of God in his hands and fire in his eyes, Manny Pacquiao sets out to defend his WBA welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Saturday evening (Sunday morning in Manila) at MGM Grand Arena here.There has been speculation as to what the Filipino senator’s motivation is, with many pointing that he is auditioning for another rich bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Others say he is polishing a career that is bound for the Hall of Fame.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Vargas lost to Pacquiao via unanimous decision when the Filipino global superstar last fought in the United States more than two years ago.Pacquiao’s career also lost its sheen after he failed to score a knockout win for nine years. In that span, he got knocked out cold by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 and then lost a decision to Jeff Horn in 2017 in Brisbane.But the knockout win over Matthysse gave his career another highlight and, with Mayweather in retirement, once again made him the most important man in all of boxing.Pacquiao could reportedly earn $20 million from this bout.For #PacBroner updates, visit The Pacquiao Files.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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’ And his trainer wants Pacquiao, a devout Christian, to turn his fists into fire and brimstone and make Broner taste the wrath of God.“When you find a chance, go for it, don’t show mercy and forget that you’re a Christian for several minutes,” said long-time pal and now corner chief Buboy Fernandez.Mayweather’s shadow looms large over this duel. The undefeated American defeated Pacquiao in 2015, an underwhelming bout described as the richest fight in boxing history having reportedly generated $600 million.Mayweather fired up talk of a rematch when he announced last September that he was willing to come out of retirement and fight his Filipino rival once again.Broner, 29, finds his being cast aside in the fight narrative unacceptable.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Pacquiao, Broner make weight In response, the flashy part-time rapper said he would knock out the Filipino boxing legend, turn the Vegas strip “into one big block party and then invite Manny for a drink.”“It’s a hell of opportunity man … like I said before I’m not doing this for myself; I’m doing this (expletive) for the hood,” Broner said after making the weight on Friday.“After I win tomorrow night, I will be a legend overnight.”Broner, the youngest fighter to have won title in four weight divisions, possesses a sturdy chin. He has never been knocked out before.But Pacquiao said he definitely would go for a KO, having remembered how good it felt to stop Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur last July.“It’s nothing personal. But I will chase him inside the ring. Where he goes, I follow,” said Pacquiao.Broner has lost all three of his biggest fights and this encounter with Pacquiao is hands down even bigger than those combined.He reportedly signed a five-fight, $50-million deal with Premier Boxing Champions which only becomes binding if he defeats Pacquiao. For this fight, he will reportedly get $2.5 million plus a share of the revenue.Broner is criticized for throwing too few punches. But he moves around the ring well and has been described by experts as a “poor man’s Mayweather.”But he allowed himself to be devoured by the trappings of boxing’s spotlight and his career went south after losing to Mikey Garcia and drawing Jessie Vargas in his two previous fights. But the sport’s sole eight-division champion has made it clear: At 40, Pacquiao said he would prove that he could still fight like he did 10 years ago when he was crushing it at every level.“I still have that killer instinct and the fire in my eyes is still there,” Pacquiao said. “That aggressiveness, the interest in this career is still there 100 percent. The speed and the power are still there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn his prime, he scored thrilling stoppages over some of the sport’s biggest names like Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto. He is the only boxer to have won championship belts in eight weight classes.He said he would climb the ring against an imperfect Mayweather clone with Divine guidance: “In my hands is the power from God,” Pacquiao said. View commentslast_img read more