Matt Barnes retires from NBA at 37, saying he did it his way


first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano AMA picks little-known Graham 1st in 2017 PBA D-League Draft “It was an amazing opportunity, a tremendous blessing,” he said that night. “I was one of those guys who wasn’t supposed to make it in this league.”Barnes had repeat stints with Golden State, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Clippers, for whom he played the longest. He also was with the Lakers, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Memphis.He averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds during his career. He often came off the bench and was known for his hard-nosed approach.“He was a physical, tough kid,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “He was an instigator to say the least, and as Red Auerbach said every day when I was in Boston, you can never have enough of those.”Barnes played four years at UCLA before he was selected by Memphis in the second round of the 2002 draft.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Traveled the world met alota cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my life!” he wrote in part. “But now…. You telling me I can dress like this for business meetings & make more money off the court than in made on?? & spend more time with my kids??!!Ha… MEEEEE the one that wasn’t supposed to be (expletive) & ended up making it!!”His post was accompanied by a photo of Barnes in gray sweatpants, a dark T-shirt and denim jacket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“Love me or hate me, I did it my way!” he wrote.Last month, Barnes received his NBA championship ring during Golden State’s game against Sacramento, which released him last season. He went to high school in the state capital. Off the court, Barnes made headlines during his marriage to Gloria Govan, with whom he has twin sons. The couple divorced and she began dating Barnes’ ex-Lakers teammate Derek Fisher. In October 2015, the two men got into an altercation at Govan’s Los Angeles home. Barnes was suspended two games without pay by the NBA for his part in it.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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. Matt Barnes #22 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball in the first half against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals at AT&T Center on May 20, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. LOS ANGELES — Matt Barnes is retiring from the NBA after playing for nine teams over 14 years and winning a championship with Golden State last season.The 37-year-old small forward hasn’t played this season. He posted his retirement announcement on Instagram on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more


Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconcile in emotional NBA TV special


first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Johnson and Thomas were close friends in the 1980s but hit road blocks which tore them apart farther from each other.Johnson’s Lakers had a fierce rivalry with Thomas’ Detroit Pistons in the tailend of the decade, as the two teams met thrice in the NBA Finals.“When we got to the (1988 NBA) Finals, our relationship became very different. It was ok for us to be friends when we weren’t competing with the Lakers, but when we started competing with the Lakers, our friendship changed. I remember my son was born in ’88 during the NBA Finals and Magic wouldn’t even come to the hospital,” said Thomas in a previous interview with Sports Illustrated.Tensions continued to heat up when Thomas allegedly questioned Johnson’s sexuality, something which the latter expounded on the Jackie MacMullan book When the Game Was Ours. That led to Thomas being left out of the star-studded “Dream Team” which competed and won the gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.“Isiah killed his own chances when it came to the Olympics,” wrote Johnson on the book. “Nobody on that team wanted to play with him. I’m sad for Isiah. He has alienated so many people in his life, and he still doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand why he wasn’t chosen for that Olympic team and that’s really too bad. You should be aware when you’ve ticked off more than half of the NBA.”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 Kuzma, Lakers overcome Harden’s 51 to end Rockets’ streak Thomas admitted that he felt “blindsided” by those comments in a previous report by Sports Illustrated.Despite the rift, Thomas kept Johnson in his heart and even went out of his way to persuade the players to let Johnson, who retired in 1991 after being diagnosed with HIV, to be included in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.“They weren’t going to let Magic play in the All-Star Game,” he bared in the same Sports Illustrated article. “All the players were coming out (against him). You know how that all got turned around? I had a meeting with all of the players— because I was president of the players’ association—and I told them not only was he going to play, but we were going to shake his hand and give him a hug. And I was the first to shake his hand and hug him and give him a kiss, to let people know that’s not how the virus is spread.”Johnson and Thomas may have long been retired, but they have not left the game they love for good.Johnson is the current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, while Thomas is currently serving as an analyst for NBA TV.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas made amends and embraced on a special Players Only Monthy NBA TV special. Screenshot from NBA TV Twitter account.Time heals all wounds, and for NBA legends Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas, years of separation came to an end Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) when the two reconciled in an emotional Players Only Monthly special on NBA TV.“This has been a tremendous day,” said Johnson. “My wife, my mother, my father have been saying y’all need to get back together. So when everybody called, I said no question we’re going to do this. And just to sit across from you and relive those moments of fun, excellence, working hard, dreaming big.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson ”You are my brother. Let me apologize to you if I hurt you—that we haven’t been together. God is good to bring us back together,” he said as the two shared an embrace, mending the fences on what was once a blooming friendship.“Let me apologize to you. If I hurt you. That we haven’t been together.”#PlayersOnlyMonthly pic.twitter.com/nDpfDfZek8FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 20, 2017 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


Ancajas destroys foe


first_imgJerwin Ancajas poses with MP Promotions Joe Ramos. Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas —After displaying his ferocity as a fighter, Jerwin Ancajas unraveled his gentle nature—and class—on Saturday night.Ancajas knocked Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez out in the 10th round, and, instead of celebrating right away, went over to his fallen enemy to find out if he’s all right.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 For now, however, Ancajas is looking forward to a two-week respite back home, something well earned for masterful demolition of Gonzalez has put him among boxing’s elite.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This honor is not for me alone, but also for the Filipino people,” Ancajas said in Filipino.It was a rude awakening for the 21-year-old Gonzalez, who was also hoping for a grand entry into boxing’s mainstream.“It was a tough fight. I wasn’t expecting this result,” said Gonzalez, who dropped to 21-2 with eight knockouts.“It was a great experience and I will bounce back.”Back in his locker room, Ancajas bared he drew inspiration from the attention Pacquiao, his idol and benefactor through MP Promotions, has been giving him.They talked late Friday night, with the eight-division world champion and Philippine senator giving him encouragement before praying over him.On Saturday, Pacquiao advised Ancajas to shun the pressure of being compared to him, to relax and do his thing in the ring.Best yet to comeAccording to chief trainer Joven Jimenez, however, Ancajas wasn’t at his optimum best against Gonzalez, giving him a seven with 10 being the maximum.For revered promoter Bob Arum, who signed up Ancajas to a three-fight deal with an option to extend, the southpaw’s fourth straight knockout victory over title challengers was an excellent performance.As such, expect Arum to pit Ancajas against other renowned 115-pounders in more lucrative fights within the year. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Gonzalez beat the count, but when Ancajas floored him anew with an overhand left, Puerto Rican referee Rafael Ramos finally halted the bout at the 1:50 mark.Gonzalez launched an attack in the fifth round only to be repelled quickly. The Filipino had won all the previous rounds before the stoppage.The 26-year-old Ancajas, hailed as the second coming of Manny Pacquiao, raised his record to 29-1-1 with 20 knockouts.For countryEver humble, Ancajas said the victory wasn’t only for him to savor.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘Gonzalez needs more experience’ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In so doing, the new Filipino sensation not only retained the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown at American Bank Center. He also enthralled the fans inside the venue and the viewers from the United States and worldwide.Ancajas lived up to the hype and dominated the game but overmatched Gonzalez, stressing a point with a flash knockdown right in the first round.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 folkThe pride of Panabo City, now residing in Barangay Ramirez in Magallanes, Cavite would have settled for a shutout victory, but found an opening and went for the kill in the fateful round.Ancajas staggered Gonzalez with a snappy right jab then sent the Mexican down again with another hard left straight. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more


CEU stays unbeaten


first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Rod Ebondo proved unstoppable anew to power Centro Escolar University to a 91-85 victory over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum as the Scorpions stayed unbeaten in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at Marikina Sports Center.The Congolese fired 33 points and snagged 20 rebounds to hike the Scorpions’ record to 3-0 while halting the Pirates’ (4-2) four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Earlier, Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian coasted to a second consecutive win as it whipped Go for Gold, 87-65.The Revellers coasted to their fourth win in seven games. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saulong plan: Body attack LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


Austria, San Miguel remain cautious as 3-1 deficit ‘still manageable’


first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Austria was part of the Shell Turbo Chargers team that lost a 3-1 series lead in the 1991 Finals of the PBA’s first conference.And the team that made the comeback? It was Ginebra.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 folk“A 3-1 deficit is still manageable for the opponent,” said Austria after leading San Miguel to a 102-81 beating of the Gin Kings in Game 4 Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.“I will never forget that, we were leading 3-1 against Ginebra when I was still a player with Shell, and then we lost,” added Austria in Filipino. In rare meeting at PBA semis, legends Jaworski, Fernandez witness a blowout Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel is on the cusp of a return to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, but head coach Leo Austria is still not about to get complacent.He knows what first hand that a two-game lead in a seven-game series isn’t insurmountable  as he was once booted out of that apex when he was still playing in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments In the PBA’s 43-year history, only four teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit and Ginebra is part of that exclusive club.Ginebra may have come back from that deficit before, but San Miguel has its own chapter in PBA history when it erased a 0-3 deficit in Philippine Cup finals against Alaska in 2016.And Austria is well aware of the “Beeracle” that he proudly orchestrated.“We came back from 0-3 and we won 4-3,” said Austria who has never lost a seven-game series in the PBA. “Everything’s possible so we know we can’t relax one bit.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 rematch00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio 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 victimslast_img read more


Laure sisters team up with Rondina for UST’s Season 81 campaign


first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Reyes said the Tigresses will parade new faces Season 81 that could change the team’s fate after another shaky year as sisters EJ and Eya Laure are ready to wear their stripes for UST.“EJ and Eya are in the pool already, and I also have players in the high school team then there are also others who have expressed their willingness to play for UST,” said Reyes after their crucial 25-22, 20-25, 16-25, 25-17, 15-9 loss to Ateneo Wednesday.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“We can already see the players who we can move up to the college team, all we have to do is develop them.”The Golden Tigresses are tied with University of the Philippines for the sixth seed in the tournament with 4-8 records with the two teams both having mathematical chances for a spot in the semifinals. View comments 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Paul Lee tweaks left ankle in Game 4 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Reyes added that aside from the Laure sisters, captain Cherry Rondina will  return to the Golden Tigresses for the 2019 tournament to exhaust her fifth playing year.“Sisi will use her fifth year and she’s even worried that those who would join the team are taller than her,” said Reyes, who still poked fun at the height of his 5-foot-6 spiker.“She’s worried because the taller players might take her spot in the team, but of course I’m just kidding.”ADVERTISEMENT University of Santo Tomas is on the brink of elimination in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, but head coach Kung Fu Reyes is already looking ahead to the future of his team.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Injured Standhardinger not keen on missing ‘very important’ Fiba 3×3 World Cup


first_imgView comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Actually, first day of practice, we already knew he wasn’t in top shape because of the wear and tear from nine months of playing at Gilas, to ABL, then PBA,” said Austria.“He doesn’t want to miss any practices. Everyday he’s there, but yesterday, we forced him to stop, to be absent in the practice for another check-up.”Standhardinger is uncertain of when he’ll be able to play.Though, he’s not keen on skipping the 3×3.“I dont know yet. The knee’s better. We’ll see day-by-day,” saif the 6-foot-7 forward, who will be teaming up with TNT’s Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy and GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle in the 3×3.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial But the Fil-German doesn’t seem to be too worried about his health status with his concern on the 3-on-3 tournament which will be held here at Philippine Arena in Bulacan from June 8 to 12.“I just cant worry about that. I go hard. I do what I’m supposed to do to get stronger and be fine,” he said after the Beermen beat the Gin Kings, 104-97, in overtime at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m hoping that I can really rest so I’m gonna be fine. We have a lot of games soon and also we have the 3×3 and that’s obviously very important,” he added.SMB head coach Leo Austria said the wear and tear after seeing action in international tournaments for Gilas Pilipinas and in the Asean Basketball League and now the PBA took its toll on Standhardinger. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNot even a right knee injury could deter Christian Standhardinger from still wanting to represent the Philippines in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup.Standhardinger had already missed San Miguel Beer’s much-anticipated duel against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday due to a swollen knee.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 “I’ll do everything in my power to play 3×3. That’s very important for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more


Suarez scores again and Uruguay downs host Russia 3-0


first_imgUruguay’s Luis Suarez celebrates the second goal of his team during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)SAMARA, Russia — Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored a goal each and Uruguay went on to defeat Russia 3-0 on Monday, finishing undefeated in group play and handing the host nation its first loss of the World Cup.Both teams were already assured of spots in the knockout round, but Uruguay’s victory put it at the top of Group A and looking toward a match in Sochi on Saturday against the second-place finisher from Group B.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 MOST READ Uruguay, which also benefited from an own-goal in the first half, had its third straight shutout of the tournament after consecutive 1-0 victories over Egypt and Saudi Arabia.By advancing to the round of 16 with victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Russia secured its best World Cup showing in the post-Soviet era.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 crownBut Uruguay — ranked No. 14 in the world — posed a far greater challenge to the hosts.Suarez, who seems to have put past World Cup controversies behind him, scored with a low shot from just outside the box that sailed past the wall of Russian players and into the right corner of the goal. The Barcelona striker blew a kiss to the corner of Samara Stadium where most of La Celeste’s cheering supporters were seated. Uruguay went up 2-0 over Russia on an own-goal — the sixth of the World Cup to tie the tournament record. Midfielder Diego Laxalt’s shot from long range deflected off Denis Cheryshev’s foot and past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.Russia, the lowest ranked team in the field at No. 70, went down to 10 men after right back Igor Smolnikov received a second yellow card in the 36th minute. Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov immediately took off Cheryshev for defender Mario Fernandes.Cavani scored in the 90th minute and was taken out a short time later. The Paris Saint-Germain forward put a rebound into the left corner of the net after Diego Godin’s header was parried by Akinfeev.Uruguay was making its 12th appearance at the World Cup, which it won in 1930 and 1950. More recently, the team finished fourth in South Africa in 2010 and made the round of 16 in Brazil four years ago.Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira made his first start of the World Cup. Since the 22-year-old Torreira has been in Russia there have been persistent rumors that he is headed to Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIEScenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Chism set for Magnolia debut vs former coach Guiao, NLEX Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew INJURIESRussia left back Yuri Zhirkov was taken out of the match against Egypt because of an ankle injury but was available as a substitute on Monday. Teammate Alan Dzagoev was out again because of a hamstring injury sustained in the opener against Saudi Arabia but he may return for the knockout round.Defender Jose Maria Gimenez didn’t play for Uruguay because of a right thigh injury. Gimenez scored in the team’s opening match of the tournament, a 1-0 victory over Egypt. The team did not say when he might return.GROUP DYNAMICSBoth teams will face the top finishers from Group B, which includes Portugal, Spain, Iran and Morocco. By finishing second, Russia will play at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow against the Group A winner.Because Russia had the advantage in goal differential from its first two group matches, it would have won the group with a draw.KEYS TO SUCCESSRussia’s home-country advantage could only carry it so far against its more experienced opponents. But the Russians had recent history to think they were up to the challenge: The teams played to a 1-1 draw in a 2012 friendly in Moscow.Suarez scored in that match, and thwarted Russia in this one, too. His goal on Monday was the 53rd of his career, in his 101st appearance. It was his second goal of the tournament after also scoring in the 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.No Uruguayan players have been handed yellow cards in Russia. The only other team at the tournament without a yellow is Iceland. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more


PVL: Molde powers UP past Perpetual Help


first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced UP coach Godfrey Okumu said he liked what he saw from his players especially in the third set where they responded from a spirited fightback by Perpetual Help.“The team showed they’re able to take pressure even though, sometimes they’re in a hurry,” said Okumu. “Hopefully, we learn how to slow it down.”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’“But that’s how we train. We train under pressure for us to be able to adjust during the game.”The Lady Maroons played minus their team captain Tots Carlos, who is recovering from a shin injury. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines steamrolled University of Perpetual Help, 25-10, 25-12, 25-23, to open its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Isa Molde led the Lady Maroons’ dominating debut with 14 points, eight coming off kills, while Marian Buitre added seven points.ADVERTISEMENT Tokyo 2020 organizers say venue delays won’t hit test events MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs UP, however, didn’t need Carlos on Saturday with Molde showing the way and getting ample help from the others.Jowie Versoza scored even points for the Lady Altas, who reeled to their third straight loss in as many stints.Perpetual Help struggled on the offensive end with only seven excellent sets.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


To belong


first_imgDo I have to hang out late at bars?Smoking weed and drinking scotchAll night long like a big-top guy?Even if I did, I wouldn’t have that touchI am meOne of a kind, one in a wayDraped in fame and just meI can’t be them. I, too, belong to the world, in a way.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Who am I?Maybe I should knowDo I have to wear heels like camels to be sophisticated?Even if I try to crowI would never be a roosterlast_img