#KicksStalker: LeBron’s first shoe set for a comeback

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles The new Nike Air Zoom Generation will release in the original black/white/university red colorway.Now dubbed as the “King’s First,” the shoe (P8,845) will be made available to the Philippine market via special raffle exclusively at Titan Fort in Bonifacio Global Cit .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Fans have until closing time Friday to get their hands on the raffle tickets at Titan Fort, Conrad, Vertis, Alabang, Shang, UP Town Center, and Greenbelt 5 with a purchase of any Nike and LeBron product.The raffle entries are required to be submitted at Titan Fort from 10 am to 12 noon Saturday with the draw happening at 1 pm. LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ James will arrive in Manila Saturday for the “Strive for Greatness” show at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Photo from Nike.comThe one shoe that started LeBron James’ ascent to the top of the basketball world is set for a retro release just in time for another trip of The King to Manila.James debuted the shoe in 2003 in his first NBA game against the Sacramento Kings.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Irving doesn’t mention LeBron in his goodbye to Clevelandlast_img read more

Jr. NBA team back from china training

first_imgSixteen young cagers return to the country on Monday carrying with them a wealth of memories after participating in the Jr. NBA/WNBA Experience in Shanghai last week.The highlight of the four-day trip of Team Philippines, composed of eight boys, eight girls and coaches Catrina June Biongcog of Xavier-Cagayan and Jed Cabellon of Southwestern Cebu, was watching the Golden State Warriors-Minnesota Timberwolves preseason match live at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide The players aged 13 and 14 years were among the initial 33,000 aspirants who participated in regional training selection camps, led by Alaska Milk and NBA Philippines, throughout the country.The top 37 advanced to the National Training Camp where the final 16 was selected.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn Shanghai, the Filipinos trained with other players from Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. —VANESSA B. HIDALGO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Mordido seizes Shell youth chess lead Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READlast_img read more

UFC president remains doubtful whether McGregor will ever fight again

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rivero fights off tears to spark La Salle comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles.  AP/Jae C. Hong Only a handful of professional fighters truly become wealthy at the end of their careers, and Conor McGregor may have earned enough for multiple lifetimes.Three months removed from his monumental crossover boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, the UFC Lightweight Champion has yet to return to his promotion and defend his belt.ADVERTISEMENT After initially suspecting in July that the Irish sensation may never fight again after such a hefty payday, UFC President Dana White once again echoed his sentiments regarding the future of arguably his most popular fighter.READ: McGregor ‘might never fight again’ after boxing bout, says UFC headFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Listen … Conor might never fight again. The guy’s got a f**king hundred million dollars,” White was quoted as saying in an MMA Fighting report.“These guys make money and that’s it. Fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you’ve got $100 million in the bank,” he said. “Money changes everything for a lot of people.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson His bold statement comes after McGregor was reportedly involved in a bar fight in Ireland.Earlier this month, McGregor also grabbed headlines for his unruly conduct during a Bellator event.“He’s a young, rich kid who is a god in Ireland,” White said. “That’s not the healthiest environment either. It’s all part of it. I don’t know if you guys remember in the very beginning with Jon Jones,” he said.“There’s no doubt the talent was there. I used to go, ‘The guy is talented, but he’s young, he’s rich, he’s the king of the world now. Hopefully he can keep it together.’ That was way before the crazy sh*t started to happen. And there it is. It happens.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics

first_imgA torch bearer wearing traditional Korean king costume carries the torch during the Olympic Torch Relay in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation’s athletes. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation’s athletes.Pyongyang wanted talks on sending its athletes and other officials to the February Olympics to be held at a later date so that Monday’s talks can focus primarily on its art troupe’s participation in the Games, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said. The South agreed to the North’s proposal, the ministry said.ADVERTISEMENT Separately, the International Olympic Committee has proposed a meeting on Jan. 20 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, involving the rival Koreas to discuss North Korea’s participation in Pyeongchang.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Officials from the two Koreas met earlier this week in the border village of Panmunjom, their first talks in more than two years. At that meeting they agreed to hold military talks and send a North Korean delegation of officials, athletes, cheerleaders, journalists and others to the Olympics.Seoul’s delegation to Monday’s meeting at Panmunjom will include an official from the Culture Ministry, the head of the Korean Symphony Orchestra and its art director and an official from Unification Ministry, the ministry said.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 folkThey will meet a delegation from Pyongyang headed by the director of the Arts and Performance Bureau of the Culture Ministry. A conductor and two other officials from a North Korean orchestra will also be part of the delegation.Seoul’s Unification Ministry said it asked Pyongyang to promptly respond on when further talks can be held to discuss details of sending North Korean athletes and other officials to the Games. The delegation is expected to include 400-500 people. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuaniacenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Hotshots slip past Fuel Masters for third straight win

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It was all about mental toughness to win, perseverance and desire in the end,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero. “We knew Phoenix will bounce back after their loss and we expected this kind of game.”Rafi Reavis was instrumental in just his second game back from injury as he wound up with 11 points, all of which came in the final frame, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Magnolia, which climbed to 4-1 just half a game behind idle league-leader San Miguel Beer in the standings.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 folkReavis was at the right place at the right time for the game-sealing basket after picking up Paul Lee’s air ball and laying it in for a 95-91 lead with only 12.8 seconds left.The Hotshots held the Fuel Masters, who blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, to without a field goal in the final three minutes. Lee led all scorers with 20 points while Ian Sangalang added 16 points and seven rebounds for Magnolia, which out-rebounded Phoenix, 55-39, thanks to Marc Pingris’ game-high 17 boards.Sangalang put his team ahead, 91-89, with a jumper from the free throw line with 1:05 remaining before Lee made it a four-point game, 93-89, with 42.1 ticks to go.Magnolia also drew a stellar showing from Rome dela Rosa, who contributed 17 points and four rebounds.Gelo Alolino had 19 points while Matthew Wright scored 17 for the Fuel Masters, who slipped to 2-3 after suffering their second setback in a row.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMagnolia used a late run to escape Phoenix, 97-91, and keep its winning streak going in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Cuneta Astrodome.The Hotshots closed the game on a 13-2 in the last 3:01 to erase an 89-84 deficit and chalk up their third consecutive victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ancajas-Sultan title tiff moves to Fresno

first_imgAteneo forges 5th straight title showdown vs NU Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In 1925, Hall of Famer Pancho Villa prevailed over Clever Sencio by unanimous decision to keep his world flyweight title at Wallace Field, now the Luneta.Joven Jimenez, trainer and manager of Ancajas, said Wednesday their preparations at Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite, have been proceeding smoothly and they’re ready to face Sultan, who’s training at Ala Gym in Cebu, anywhere.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 crownJimenez added that Ancajas is now sparring for eight rounds against three partners and will go for 10 rounds next week.Team Ancajas will leave for the United States on May 15, two days after other members of Jimenez’s fighters—AJ Banal, Marvin Sonsona and Mark Barriga—battle foreign foes on May 13 at SM Skydome (North Edsa). Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast They will train for a few days in Los Angeles, where they will also hold an open workout for the media, before going to Fresno, a city over 500,000 that lies 350 kilometers north of Los Angeles and 300 kilometers southeast of San Francisco. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe historic title duel between compatriots Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan on May 26 has been transferred to Fresno, California, from Las Vegas, Nevada.Ancajas’ sixth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown at the 10,132-seat Selland Arena marks the first time in 93 years that Filipinos will dispute a world title, and at a foreign venue at that.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READlast_img read more

Gilas PH eyes end of skid vs Perpetual

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Led by amateur sensation Kobe Paras, the young Nationals will face an Altas squad that features NCAA holdovers Prince Eze, AJ Coronel and Keith Pido.Lim is being tasked to rebuild the Perpetual program, with an eye toward replicating his success during his stint as coach of the San Beda Red Lions.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 crownLim steered San Beda to NCAA men’s basketball championships in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He takes over a team that also added former UE Red Warrior Edgar Charcos to its roster.Far Eastern University and Letran tangle in the 4:30 p.m. game looking to stay unbeaten. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Gilas Pilipinas Cadets try to end a slump in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Wednesday when they square off against a rebuilding Perpetual Help at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cadets opened up with losses to Ateneo, La Salle and San Beda and hope to finally notch a win when they square off with Perpetual Help and its new coach, Frankie Lim, at 6:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Unstoppable Bell carries Petron closer to PSL Grand Prix crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Emilio Aguinaldo College opens the day’s schedule against University of the East at 10 a.m.Mapua, meanwhile, takes on National University at 12:30 p.m. and San Sebastian battles St. Benilde after.Mapua is undefeated thus far in the tournament, and is coming off a 77-74 squeaker over EAC.Before the main matches, the Hanes 1-on-1 King of the Hardcourt will debut with La Salle’s Miggy Cortez taking on Lyceum of the Philippines rookie Yancy Remulla at 4 p.m.Ateneo is also among the undefeated squads in the tournament after leading by as many as 32 points in a 100-72 rout of winless UP.In another match the past week, St. Benilde shot down Jose Rizal, 104-83.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments 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 awardlast_img read more

Ronaldo vs. Suarez takes focus as Uruguay faces Portugal

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Veteran Portugal defender Bruno Alves said this week that Saturday’s match will be about more than Ronaldo and Suarez. Good luck convincing fans of that.Uruguay won its group with shutout victories in its first three games. Portugal’s path to second place in its group was more tenuous. Of course it was Ronaldo leading the way, scoring four of Portugal’s five goals.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 crownPortugal’s path to the round of 16 feels somewhat familiar to two years ago when it won the European Championship. This time, Portugal escaped to the knockout round after a shaky 1-1 draw with Iran, which had chances at victory in the closing moments.In 2016, Portugal played to a 3-3 draw with Hungary on the final day of the Euros group stage, including two second-half goals from Ronaldo, to reach the knockout round. That was the start of Portugal’s memorable run. The team did just enough to get past Croatia and Poland before decisively beating Wales in the semifinals and knocking off France in the final to give Portugal its first major international title. It’s unlikely that the same scenario will play out again, given how difficult the road to the final could be. But would anybody be surprised if Ronaldo again takes Portugal on a deep tournament run?“We are champions of Europe and we have demonstrated our quality,” Portugal defender Cedric Soares said.Uruguay is in the round of 16 for the third straight World Cup, but is seeking a better memory than four years ago when Suarez’s biting of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini was the story going into the knockout round. Uruguay was then dominated by Colombia in a 2-0 loss that turned into a showcase for James Rodriguez. In 2010, Suarez was a spectator for the semifinal loss to the Netherlands, having been sent off in the quarterfinals against Ghana.This could be the final run for the veteran group that has played key roles in the past three World Cups for Uruguay. Suarez is 31, as are Edinson Cavani and defender Martin Caceres. Captain Diego Godin is 32. Uruguay has plenty of youth on its roster for the future.ON THE DEFENSIVEADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Rooney set to leave Everton, heading to US Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo warms up during the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)SOCHI, Russia — While others try to downplay the significance, the match between Uruguay and Portugal in the World Cup knockout stage will be focused on how much influence Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo can have.Similar evaluations are made a few times every year when Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Suarez’s Barcelona meet in La Liga and other club competitions. But this the first time it will happen on the biggest stage in soccer and with a spot in the quarterfinals at stake.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Uruguay was the only team not to surrender a goal in the group stage. It’s impressive, even if the accomplishment came against arguably the easiest group in the tournament featuring Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.Uruguay’s defense is led by Godin, but the key against Portugal could be whether Jose Maria Gimenez is able to play after missing the final group stage games with a thigh injury. There have been various reports about the severity of his injury, but Gimenez returned to training earlier this week. Both Gimenez and Godin play for Atletico Madrid and have plenty of experience playing against Ronaldo in La Liga.The last time Uruguay allowed a goal was last October in a 4-2 victory over Bolivia in World Cup qualifying.FOUR IN A ROWUruguay has a chance to win its first four games of the World Cup for the first time since 1930, when four wins were good enough to win the title.UNBEATABLEExcluding a penalty shootout loss to Chile in the 2017 Confederations Cup semifinals, Portugal is unbeaten in its last 16 matches at major tournaments. The last match Portugal lost was 4-0 to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.HISTORYThis is the third meeting between the countries. The previous two were in 1966 in Lisbon and 1972 in Rio de Janeiro. 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Defending champ San Beda trips Benilde, forges Final duel vs Ateneo

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Ateneo muscled its way past Far Eastern U in a defensive battle, leaning on a huge shot from Isaac Go to trigger a big endgame run for a 50-38 victory in the first Final Four duel.Later in the night, San Beda outlasted St. Benilde, 78-71, to keep its title-retention bid afloat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe two teams tangle for the crown on Saturday.Needing to protect a 74-71 lead down the stretch, the Red Lions made four free throws in the final 20.8 seconds remaining to seal the victory. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Khan wants bout vs ‘favored’ Pacquiao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIEScenter_img It will be defending champion San Beda going up against an overseas-sharpened Ateneo for the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup crown after both squads bumped off their semifinal rivals Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 “The boys did a good job today and hopefully we are going to be ready for Ateneo (on Saturday),” San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said.In a game where buckets were tough to find, Go drained a triple with 7:19 to play as Ateneo tore away from a deadlock at 31 to grab a 50-36 cushion.“The players gathered themselves at halftime and played our normal system in the second half,” Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said.Ateneo last made the title series of this tournament in 2011.Up 54-53 entering fourth frame, San Beda unloaded a quick 12-5 spurt to build some cushion, 66-58, 4:12 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Foreign players Donald Tankoua and Toba Eugene had 14 points apiece for San Beda.Justin Gutang led the Blazers with 22 markersThe Tamaraws were in control in the first half, leading by as many as nine points, 18-9. But the Blue Eagles used a 12-4 run to close the gap at the break, 22-21.Ateneo again flaunted its balanced offense with seven players producing at least five points, led by Thirdy Ravena’s seven. Angelo Kouame added just six points but grabbed 15 boards.It was another bitter loss for FEU at the hands of a familiar tormentor—and a familiar assassin.The Tamaraws looked ripe for an upset in the UAAP Final Four last season before Go buried a clutch triple that doomed FEU and greased Ateneo’s path to the Finals.Ateneo eventually won the title over fierce rival La Salle.Prince Orizu had 11 for FEU on a 5-for-13 shooting clip.Ateneo was coming off a thrilling quarterfinal victory over Letran, 74-72, despite being travel-weary from an overseas training trip.Matt Nieto, who scored the last two points against the Knights in the quarters, said Ateneo’s deep bench allowed key Blue Eagles to get a breather during the game. —WITH A REPORT FROM IVAN RUIZ L. SUING View commentslast_img read more

Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting match point

first_imgNadine 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 anew Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his face during his men’s singles match against France’s Adrian Mannarino, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point.And then it all came apart for the eight-time champion against an opponent who’d never beaten him before nor made it this far at the All England Club.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In a stunning turnaround in an unfamiliar setting — Court No. 1 instead of Centre Court — the No. 1-seeded Federer blew a match point and, eventually, all of a big lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 loss to No. 8 Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.How hard was it to see this coming?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’Federer was 4-0 against Anderson entering the day, winning every set they’d ever played against each other. But there was more. So much more. Federer was attempting to reach his 13th semifinal at Wimbledon and move closer to title No. 9, both of which would have broken his own records.He came into the match having won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, a run he stretched to 34 before faltering. And he had held serve 81 games in a row at the grass-court major, a streak that grew to 85 before Anderson broke him a surprising total of four times. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Not that Anderson is anything other than an elite tennis player. He was, after all, the runner-up at last year’s U.S. Open.But he had never made it beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon until this week, carried by his booming serve. He hit 28 aces against Federer, saved 9 of 12 break points and managed to hold his own in the rare lengthy baseline rallies.As the fifth set became as much a test of mental strength as anything, from 4-all to 6-all to 8-all to 10-all, Anderson was as steady as he needed to be. And it was Federer who blinked, double-faulting to face a break point at 11-all, then slapping a forehand into the net to cede the key break.Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 128 mph service winner, and raised both arms overhead.Now the 32-year-old South African moves on to a semifinal against No. 9 John Isner of the U.S. or No. 13 Milos Raonic of Canada.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ That will be played at Centre Court, of course, a spot Federer knows well. His loss to Anderson was the first match he’d played at No. 1 since 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more