Mitchell has 28 as Jazz top Trail Blazers in OT

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “I didn’t think it would happen this fast,” Mitchell said. “It was definitely surreal. Plays ran for me, just a matter of hitting the shots.”Rubio, who finished with a season-high 30 points, buried a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 30.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Jazz a seven-point lead and put the game away.The two Utah guards were fantastic down the stretch after the Jazz struggled on the offensive end.“Each thing has to be better and a little bit sharper,” Blazers guard Damian Lillard said. “We can take pressure off each other by screening a little bit better, throwing better passes on time and on target.“I think part of it is our execution. We’ve got to get to our spots, we’ve got to scrape for each other, we’ve got to sprint and make hard cuts and just be strong with the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Jazz forward Joe Johnson is out at least two weeks with right wrist instability. Jonas Jerebko, who had only played four minutes in the first seven games, checked in early in the first quarter and will see more time in the rotation.“Jonas is going to play, we need him to play,” Snyder said. “As the game goes on, we’ve had to feel (out) the game. There isn’t clarity. It’s not hockey. We don’t just sub rote. … The game is going to dictate minutes for our team for the majority of the guys.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES The game was tight throughout, with 17 lead changes and 14 ties — and neither team ever leading by double-digits.“The game wasn’t real fluid for either team offensively early on,” Snyder said. “We hung in there and didn’t get discouraged. As the game progressed, were much more aggressive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You have faith in someone when they’re not playing well. That’s what we have to have in this team.”The Jazz ran their offense through Mitchell in overtime and he didn’t disappoint. The No. 12 overall pick accounted for the first six Utah points with a 3-pointer, a pair of free throws and Rudy Gobert’s two free throws that Mitchell set up with a pass to the cutting big man.center_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45). APSALT LAKE CITY — Faith became the keyword in Quin Snyder’s postgame press conference. The Utah Jazz coach talked about his faith in rookie Donovan Mitchell, his faith in Ricky Rubio and his faith in his team.Mitchell scored a career-high 28 points and the Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-103 in overtime Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lillard put the Blazers on his shoulders in the fourth quarter, but was kept in relative check in overtime. The two-time All Star finished with 33 points, and Jusuf Nurkic had a season-high 19 points.The Blazers cleared out for Lillard on the final possession of regulation, but Gobert blocked his floater as time expired.“When you have a six-point lead, or whatever we had, with two or three minutes to go,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said, “you’ve got to make the plays to hold the lead and come out with a win. We didn’t do that.”TIP-INSBlazers: Portland entered the game ranked No. 6 in the league allowing 98.3 points per game. Stotts said that’s been the focus this season and their effectiveness has been more mental that schematic. … Portland shot a season-low 26.5 percent from 3-point range.Jazz: Rodney Hood was 0 for 11 two days after scoring a season-high 25 points. He was benched down the stretch. … Thabo Sefelosha scored a season-high 15 points. … The Jazz reserves outscored their Blazers counterparts 54-20. … Gobert finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.BUDDING FRIENDSHIPLillard and Mitchell have become friends in the last year and text regularly. Lillard said he liked Mitchell’s game at Louisville and noticed that he wore Lillard’s Adidas signature shoe. He texted Mitchell congratulations after the draft and had hoped the rookie would slide to Portland in the draft. The two went head-to-head on numerous occasions throughout the night.“Love going head to head with a guy who loves to compete,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of crazy how all that came out. … You learn from stuff like that in big moments. It felt like he was coasting all game and I looked at the score and he had 33.”NO JOE Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nuggets rout Raptors with big 3rd quarter blastlast_img read more

Porzingis returns to score 34, Knicks beat Kings

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Harden lifts Rockets in victory over Grizzlies John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Skal Labissiere scored 19 points and Buddy Hield chipped in 17 for the Kings, whose two-game winning streak was snapped.Porzingis missed Wednesday night’s loss at Orlando with ankle and elbow injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Kings got within one point on three occasions in the second quarter, the last coming with 6:54 remaining when Hield’s jumper made it 43-42. New York then took off on a 21-7 run, capped by four straight points from Porzingis, and led 64-49 at halftime.The 22-year-old Porzingis, who entered play as the NBA’s second-leading scorer, went 11 of 21 from the field, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. He strung together six straight points to put the Knicks ahead 74-53 with 8:38 left in the third quarter as fans serenaded him with “MVP” chants. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa He went to the bench for the night with the Knicks leading 88-60 late in the third.New York started out slowly, missing five straight shots and turning the ball over twice as the Kings jumped out to a 10-0 lead.The Knicks closed out the opening period on a 32-13 run, highlighted by 16 points from Porzingis, including a personal 8-0 run.TIP-INSSacramento is 1-6 on the road, its only win coming on Oct. 20 at Dallas.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, center, celebrates with team mates during the first half of a NBA basketball game against Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden in New York. APNEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis returned after a one-game absence to score 34 points, Courtney Lee added 20, and the New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings 118-91 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Enes Kanter had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, who have won four straight at Madison Square Garden. New York led by as many as 33 points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT The Kings have lost three straight to the Knicks. They last beat New York on March 20 of last year. LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

James narrowly misses triple-double, Cavs beat Pistons

first_img“He lightened the mood just by that put-back dunk,” Love said with a laugh. “That was a very, very athletic play very seldom seen by a player like Channing Frye. When we were at shootaround he said he doesn’t dunk before noon. It will go on the career highlight reel.”UP NEXTThe Pistons and Cavaliers complete their back-to-back set Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena. “No excuses,” Tolliver said. “If you can’t play back-to-backs, then you can’t be in this league. If you’re out there and you’re playing, you’re going to come out of the game.”James recorded his 63rd career triple-double Friday but also had a career-high 11 turnovers. He had three turnovers in 38 minutes Sunday.Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue expects Dwyane Wade will return for Tuesday’s game in Detroit. The veteran guard was excused from the team following the death of his longtime agent Henry Thomas. He also missed Friday’s game.Pistons guard Avery Bradley was unavailable because of a strained right adductor. He previously missed seven games and aggravated the injury Saturday.Andre Drummond had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit.TIP-INSPistons: Harris went to the bench with his second foul at the four-minute mark of the first quarter and picked up his third midway through the second. …. Tolliver replaced Stanley Johnson at small forward. … Reggie Bullock started in place of Bradley, while Ish Smith replaced Langston Galloway at point guard.Cavaliers: Lue said no decision has been made if Thomas will play in both ends of the team’s back-to-back set against Detroit on Tuesday and Miami on Wednesday. Thomas has yet to play on consecutive nights since returning from his hip injury. … Jeff Green’s cross-court pass in the fourth pass went directly to Van Gundy in front of Detroit’s bench.BRINGING A SPARKChanning Frye had seven points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes. He also had a put-back dunk and a reverse layup, both causing his teammates to jump around on the bench. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Cavaliers won consecutive games for the first time since a five-game winning streak Dec. 9-17.“For the most part throughout 48 minutes, this is one of the best games we’ve had obviously as of late,” said James, who was 8 of 15 from the field, 8 of 9 from the foul line and had eight rebounds. “Every game is something to build on. I think tonight was another positive note to that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cavaliers beat Indiana on Friday following a tension-filled week that included a heated team meeting, starting lineup change and persistent trade rumors. A couple of wins could add some much-needed humor for a team that had 10 lost of 13 before beating the Pacers.“What was it “Major League”, the skipper said we’ve won two games in a row, that’s a winning streak,” Kevin Love after scoring 20 points with 11 rebounds. “That’s what it feels like right now. We’ll take what we can get.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Federer ‘no idea’ how long he will go on 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter broke a 95-all tie. James added two free throws and a three-point play, and J.R. Smith hit a pair of 3-pointers as Cleveland pulled away. Smith, with his second strong game in a row, had 15 points.Detroit has lost eight straight, the longest current stretch in the league. Tobias Harris and Anthony Tolliver each scored 20 points for the Pistons, who continued to struggle despite several changes in the starting lineup by coach Stan Van Gundy.“A loss is a loss,” Van Gundy said. “We fought hard, but in the last eight minutes we slowed down. We haven’t found a starting lineup that can hold their own. We’re just getting pummeled by good teams.”Cleveland led by 10 points in the first quarter, but its inconsistent play surfaced again. Tolliver, added to Detroit’s starting lineup, hit five 3-pointers in the half. The Pistons led 61-58 at halftime.Isaiah Thomas, who had 14 points, sparked a 10-0 run late in the third quarter that erased an 85-80 deficit with a free throw and two drives to the basket. The Pistons regained the lead but faded down the stretch after playing Saturday against Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Cleveland Cavaliers’ Isaiah Thomas (3) drives past Detroit Pistons’ Dwight Buycks (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Two-game winning streaks are rarely cause for a celebration. The Cleveland Cavaliers can’t be choosy these days.LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and narrowly missed his second straight triple-double, and Cleveland beat the Detroit Pistons 121-104 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Phoenix turns back TNT

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jason Perkins and Phoenix claw their way past Mo Tautuaa and TNT.—SHERWIN VARDELEONPhoenix Petroleum brought down another PBA Philippine Cup powerhouse on Wednesday night, but a bothersome concern has tempered coach Louie Alas’ celebratory mood.“My main concern is that after winning big, our performance has the tendency to dip (in the next game),” Alas said after Doug Kramer hit the go-ahead one-handed jumper with three seconds left before helping seal a 74-72 win over TNT KaTropa with brilliant defense at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers NU zooms to solo leadcenter_img Phoenix played catch-up practically all game, and despite their efforts, Alas is not about to give them a rest, even with the Meralco game scheduled on Wednesday next week.“I gave them (a day’s) rest after the Ginebra win, and it didn’t work well,” he said.There was also a scary moment with 11:36 left in the fourth, when TNT’s Troy Rosario took a horrific face-first fall after a pile-up play for a rebound. Rosario was taken out on a stretcher after being unintentionally undercut by rookie Jason Perkins while airborne.In the second game, Scottie Thompson had 12 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists as Barangay Ginebra ripped KIA, 103-77, to also improve on its playoff position.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “After winning over (Barangay) Ginebra, we lost by 22 (points) to Alaska,” Alas went on, knowing fully well that his Fuel Masters, after rising to 4-4, cannot afford to take another loss with jockeying for a top six berth in the playoffs about to enter its most critical stages.“And besides, Meralco is (our) next (opponent), and they need a win, which makes them very dangerous,” Alas said. “We need to be ready.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGunner Matthew Wright knotted the count at 72 with a triple and played perfect decoy before spotting Kramer for the winning basket as Phoenix dealt the Texters also their fourth loss in eight games to muddle up the standings further.The Phoenix win took away TNT’s chances of landing a spot in the top two, leaving San Miguel Beer, Magnolia, Alaska and a long shot in Rain or Shine to slug it out with three weeks left in the elimination round. AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Kia simply ‘gave up’ against Blackwater, says Dandan

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKia had every motivation in the world to claim the victory over Blackwater on Friday.Wearing black tapes on the upper left part of their jerseys, the team dedicated the game to the wife of team manager Joe Lipa, who passed away on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’ PLAY LIST 02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIEScenter_img But to coach Ricky Dandan’s disappointment, his side couldn’t get the job done as the Picanto fell on the way side and allowed the Elite to run away with the 95-76 conquest.“We gave up,” he said. “Of course, we wanted to dedicate this game to her, but it didn’t happen.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDandan saw a complete lack of effort from his team, which unraveling in the second half where it started at a 26-point deficit, 94-68, late in the game.Kia was outplayed at all fronts with Blackwater winning the boards (56-40), getting more second chance points (23-6), and dishing out more assists (22-11). Belo’s return bodes well for Blackwater in crucial stretch Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises And Dandan made sure that his players knew exactly what happened. “I told them they gave up. There’s no other reason.”Sitting at 1-8, Kia has been formally eliminated from playoff contention in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Dandan, though, is hopeful that losses like this could serve as a lesson for the young Picanto team going into their last two assignments against GlobalPort and league leader San Miguel.“We were in there, but we gave up. Even if we’re out of the playoffs, we talked about ending this conference on a good note. I don’t know. We just gave up,” he said before storming out of the venue.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Cignal boosts bid with addition of Jose, Sara

first_imgLATEST STORIES Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCignal HD’s drive for a season sweep gets a much-needed shot in the arm with two marquee signings, while the rest of the field continue their retool in preparation for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.Raymar Jose, the hardworking forward from Far Eastern University, and former San Beda playmaker Dan Sara will beef up the Hawkeyes this conference, joining Jason Perkins, Pamboy Raymundo, and Davon Potts.ADVERTISEMENT Star swingman Jeron Teng has forged partnership with coach Eric Altamirano in newcomer Flying V, as he will see action alongside ex-pros Eric Salamat, Jerick Cañada, and Hans Thiele.His old crew, AMA Online Education, will parade Tey Teodoro, Renzo Subido, and Andrei Paras leading the fight.Batangas tries another go-round in the D-League, with Joseph Sedurifa and CJ Isit anchoring the cavalry for coach Eric Gonzales.Coach Koy Banal makes his much awaited return to the sidelines with Marinerong Pilipino, as he relies on ex-pro Mark Isip, Julian Sargent, and Achie Iñigo to compete this conference.Leo Avenido also tries his luck in coaching as he will serve as a playing-coach for debuting Gamboa Coffee Mix this conference. Also in his team are ex-pros Val Acuna, Jens Knuttel, and Marcy Arellano.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m no devil,’ blasts angry Cristiano Ronaldo Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Also, Robbie Celiz will lead the charge for the Zark’s Jawbreakers, as he will be joined by James Mangahas, Clark Bautista, and Jamil Sheriff.Wangs Basketball completes its first full season in the D-League, and will be leaning on the leadership of Robbie Herndon and Ryan Arambulo to make some noise this conference.The 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup tips off on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Potts, however, will just be playing for seven games for Cignal HD as he is set to fulfill his obligations with the Red Lions this NCAA Season 93, same with the rest of the collegiate players who wish to play this season.Last conference’s runner-up Racal was dealt with a huge blow with the departure of its young guns, but coach Jerry Codiñera will still have seasoned vets Allan Mangahas and Roider Cabrera, together with Cebuano up-and-comer Mac Tallo at his disposal to carry his squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingTanduay, meanwhile, will parade an intact roster, with ex-pros Jerwin Gaco and Lester Alvarez leading the fight. Also joining the Rhum Masters this conference is burly big man Jay-R Taganas and high-scoring forward Von Tambeling.CEU Scorpions will bank on their collegiate core, bannered by Rod Ebondo, Aaron Jeruta, and JK Casiño, this time under the guidance of coach Yong Garcia. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Vhong Navarro, Tanya Bautista wed in Japan Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight timelast_img read more

TNT deals Alaska yet another defeat

first_imgTrailing practically all of Friday night, TNT KaTropa did all the right things in the endgame on both ends and dealt Alaska another painful defeat, 107-106, in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Fajardo still ready to play in Fiba Asia Cup if calf injury improves MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Craig still went on to lead the Texters with 28 points, with Pogoy finishing with 25 after making a career-high seven triples.LeDontae Henton led the Aces with 42 points, but missed what would have been the game-winning running jumper near the buzzer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. RR Pogoy scored 16 points in the fourth period, Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo knocked down crucial jumpers and the Texters rallied even with import Michael Craig leaving the game as TNT rose to 2-1.Alaska blew leads as large as 14 points and dropped to 0-4 this conference, its streak for futility now up to 12 games dating back to the last conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 13th game in that streak would be Blackwater on Aug. 23.“We knew all along that Alaska is becoming a very dangerous team [despite their losing streak],” TNT coach Nash Racela said. “Despite the situation they are in, I think it will just be a matter of time before they win again. I just didn’t want that to happen in this game.”last_img read more

Bench-clearing brawl erupts in La Salle, FEU pre-season game

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ FEU was leading, 73-59, with 20.0 seconds left in the third quarter when the commotion ensued. Curiously, La Salle and FEU will open their respective UAAP Season 80 campaigns on September 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.This wasn’t the first time these two teams got into each other’s nerves during a pre-season outing.Last year, a tune-up game between La Salle and FEU at San Juan Arena was also halted when tempers flared between then-coach Nash Racela and Ayo. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1st Commotion !!!!😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/V3Stroc7WE— Animo Davao (@animodavao) August 25, 2017La Salle and Far Eastern U got into a bench-clearing brawl in their duel in the Kadayawan Festival pocket tournament at Almendras Gym in Davao.In a video posted by Animo Davao, Kib Montalbo and Ken Tuffin got into a shoving match which seemed to have triggered the melee late in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBased on on the clip, players from the bench also got into scuffle as Tamaraw guard Axel Iñigo, who seemed to be pacifying the situation, got elbowed by Green Archer guard Brent Paraiso before FEU’s Ron Dennison, who was earlier ejected from the game, came out of the dugout and attempted to throw punches.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City02:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Commotion cause by Eboña. SMH FEU! pic.twitter.com/BGSOKq9LxW— Animo Davao (@animodavao) August 25, 2017Organizers forfeited the game as both teams were sent back to their team hotels.INQUIRER.net has reached out to FEU head coach Olsen Racela and La Salle mentor Aldin Ayo but both have yet to respond.ADVERTISEMENT Golden run ends as athletics team salvages 4 bronzes LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Diu going steady

first_imgThe impressive St. Paul’s ChurchThere’s no escaping the near-indelible Portuguese stamp on Diu, the Union Territory that was a Portuguese colony till 1961. In fact, even now, its the Portuguese ‘feel’ and ‘look’ that draws tourists to this laidback tidal island. Often considered a cheaper option to the more frequented Goa, also a former Portuguese colony, Diu offers a bouquet of similar attractions–Portuguese forts, medieval churches, lovely beaches, water sports, lively bars, great seafood and et al.Diu’s appeal has a lot to do with its laidback character and most of all, its friendly people. Though largely composed of villages, it is now a leading example of how resorts can change the pace of life. And its the people from Gujarat, one of its immediate neighbours, who set the ball rolling. A steady flow of tourists, which grew considerably in the last decade, reaped a harvest of hotels and resorts on the island.First movesParasailing is one of the sports on offer for water enthusiastsA special mention must be made of Yatin Fugro, son of a wealthy and influential family from Goa, who gave Diu its first sprawling resort-Kohinoor Hotel. Proud of the island’s Portuguese heritage, he decided to build the resort hotel in the style of a Mediterranean village and even got an entire team of artisans from Goa for their expertise in recreating the architectural style of Goa’s old Latin Quarters. Thus, the 50 rooms are located in bungalows with classical cream-hued faades, mouldings, pilasters, cornices and a balcao or a pillared portico at the entrance. Each room has a balcony with ornamental trelliswork railings. These bungalows are set around a swimming pool, the hotel’s centrepiece.Between 2001 and 2004, Fugro developed a plot of three-and-a-half acres around Kohinoor. This includes a waterpark with slides, a wave pool, play areas for children, a discotheque, a large landscaped lawn and garden for outdoor events, a cake shop and ayurvedic spa. A complete family destination.Resort fareThe mini fort of Pani KotaThe success of the Kohinoor Hotel became a forerunner for other developments in Diu. The most remarkable of these is the Radhika Beach Resort, which is set on the road facing the popular Nagoa beach.Cross the road from Radhika and you reach the crescent-shaped Nagoa Beach. The sea is safe for swimming in winter and the sands are lovely for a long stroll. The more adventurous can engage in a round of parasailing, sailing and scootering. Some smaller properties have opened up over the last 10 years near the beach, Resort Hoka and Richie Rich being among the prominent ones.While Kohinoor and Radhika has taken Diu upscale on the tourist front, it is the Fugro family’s most recent offering that has added a touch of luxury to the island. Called the Azzaro Resort & Spa, it is set beside a lake across the road from Kohinoor. The highlight here is the mid-water pool bar–you swim or wade to it and enjoy a drink in the centre of the pool. The gardens have tented gazebos and al fresco seating in the lawn. The 36 rooms and suites offer views of either the pool or the lawns. The restaurant here serves a variety of cuisines but no one should come away without a taste of its seafood. Ask the chef for the fresh catch and choose your bite.Golden oldThe Portuguese FortTangible reminders of the colonial past, scattered across the island, are not to be missed either. The most important on the list of monuments is the 400-year-old Portuguese Fort. Imposingly situated on a promontory on the eastern-most tip of the island, it gave the colonisers a commanding view of ships approaching the island. The deep moat, hewn from sheer rock, made the fort impregnable.Another interesting place is the Fortim do Mar or Pani Kota in local parlance. This ship-like mini fort sits in the middle of the narrow channel that connects the Diu harbour to the sea. St. Paul’s Church, too, is impressive, with intricate woodcarvings and old paintings. There is daily Mass for those who wish to attend.Good appetiteThe island’s food offerings, too, have grown over the last few years. A whole range of restaurants have opened shop, luring holidaymakers with various cuisines. A popular choice is the terrace restaurant of Apana Hotel on Fort Road. Patrons swear by the generous tandoori seafood platter. On most days, however, you are likely to find on it a whole kingfish or pomfret, a lobster or crab, a variety of shrimps, squid, vegetables and rice. Equally recommended is the pomfret pulao, kingfish masala, tandoori chicken and shark tikka.For Indo-Portuguese food the best bet is Heranca Goesa where you can have fish recheido, chicken cafreal, chicken or prawns with peri peri sauce, bebinca in the front room of a family-owned home. If fish ‘n’ chips and pasta is more your style there is O’Couqueiro while for breakfast the favourite is Uma Shakti with views of the town from its rooftop cafe. There is only so much you can do in Diu, the small island that has, thankfully, not changed its character with the arrival and growth of tourism. The days in Diu are filled with sunshine and the pleasures of an easier paced life. Yet there is an awareness that changes must come in, which is likely to take this small island several notches up on the tourism ladder.advertisementadvertisement Fact fileKohinoor Hotel Fofrara-Fudam; tel: (02875) 252 209, 253575Radhika Beach Resort Nagoa; tel: (02875) 252 553/54/55Resort Hoka Nagoa; tel: (02875) 253 036Richie Rich Nagoa; tel: (02875) 255 355Azzaro Resort & Spa Fofrara-Fudam; tel: (02875) 255 421Diu Fort Near Diu Jail. Open from 8a.m.-6p.m.St Paul’s Church Near Diu fort. Open 8a.m.-6p.m.Apana Hotel Fort Road; tel: (02875) 252 650Heranca Goesa Near Diu Museum; tel: (02875) 253 851O’Couqeiro Garden Restaurant Near Diu Museum; tel: (0)98246 81565Uma Shakti Behind Diu vegetable market; tel: (02875) 252 150last_img read more

Durand Cup prize money gets massive hike

first_imgSome of the big names in Indian football may not be participating in the 124th edition of the Durand Cup, but the world’s third oldest tournament will see a major hike in prize money.While the total budget has gone up from last year’s Rs 43 lakh to Rs 1.50 crore, the champion team would receive Rs 20 lakh, a rise of Rs 15 lakh from last year. The runners-up will get Rs 10 lakh and the third placed team Rs 500,000.The main round matches, which starts on October 4, will be held under the floodlights and will be telecasted on DD Sports. The final will be held on October 15.”We will conduct the main round matches under the floodlights to attract a larger number of spectators,” Manvender Singh, chairman of Durand Football Tournament Society and GOC Delhi Area, said on Monday. All the matches will be held at the Ambedkar Stadium.The main round will have nine clubs along with two teams progressing from the qualifiers and Army Red, the champion team from the Services. The 12 clubs will be divided into four groups with one containing three teams.Though clubs like Dempo, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are not competing, the tournament will see defending champions Prayag United (earlier Chirag United), I-League champions Salgaocar, and Churchill Brothers vying for the top honours.Another team to watch out for will be United Sikkim, co-owned by former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia. Other major clubs that will take part are Pune FC and Mohammedan Sporting.Pune FC, who will be playing EPL side Blackburn Rovers on October 7 at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune, have their first match against ONGC on October 5.advertisement”We have requested the organisers to schedule our matches after October 7. But we don’t know if that will be possible now. We will have to sort out the issue in the next few days,” Pune FC coach Dereck Pereira told MAIL TODAY.The first match of the main round will be between Prayag United and a qualifying team.Bhawanipur FC winBhawanipur FC defeated Army Green 3-1 in a qualifying round match on Monday. Douglas De Silva, Satyajit Bose and Rahul Mistry scored for Bhawanipur while Deepak Srestha was the lone scorer for Army Green. In another match, Border Security Force defeated J&K Bank 4-3.Tuesday’s matches: Army Junior vs CRPF (1.30 pm); Indian Navy vs Punjab Police (3.30pm).last_img read more