Moore wins third MVP award as Parker beats Delle Donne

first_imgQuigley beat a field of six participants to win her second straight WNBA Three-Point Contest at halftime. After she and McBride tied with 18 in the head-to-head finals, Quigley caught fire in redo, scoring 29 of a possible 34 points and sending the crowd — and the sidelines — into a frenzy.“How did we follow the 3-point contest?” asked Parker, who called it her personal highlight of the day. “We had some of the best shooters in the world competing. To have to make 21 to even get into the top two, to then have a shoot off, to then have Allie hit 29? … That was awesome.”THROWING IT DOWNWings star Liz Cambage capped off the contest with a dunk, becoming the sixth different player to do it in the game.“I was going to pull up and take a 3, but Candace said I should dunk it so I did,” said Cambage, a 6-foot-8 post who set a WNBA single-game scoring record earlier this year with 53 points.With talk of adding a skills contest to next year’s festivities, Quigley playfully suggested Cambage push for a dunk contest, a suggestion that the gregarious Australian shut down instantly.“Girl, I’m getting old now. I’m not in my early 20s (anymore),” said Cambage, who turns 27 next month.LOCAL LEGENDSFour players from the hometown Minnesota Lynx were selected for the game, two on each roster, creating a festive atmosphere with the crowd cheering loudly for both sides throughout the game. Moore and Brunson (four points, five rebounds) played for the winning side, while Seimone Augustus (14 points) and Sylvia Fowles (two points, six rebounds) played for Team Delle Donne.PASSING THE TORCH LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Toliver made five 3s in the final 5 minutes of the game as Team Delle Donne came back from a 14-point deficit. But Moore drilled a 3-pointer of her own with 1:26 to play, pushing Team Parker’s lead to six and all but sewing up the MVP award.NEW FORMATEschewing the traditional East-vs.-West format for the first time, the league let captains Elena Delle Donne of the Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks chose up sides from a pool of the top players in All-Star voting. That allowed for the rosters to be heavily dominated (16 of the 22 players) by the Western Conference, home of six of the top seven teams in the league standings.“You’re not going to make a bad pick,” Parker said of the process. “Everybody who’s out here is here is here for a reason, so it was just about having fun and playing with players you haven’t ever played with.”DEFENDING THE CROWNADVERTISEMENT “Thank you for your concern for my storage space,” Moore deadpanned after she was asked the question again after she scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists to win the MVP award on her home court.“It’s crazy, it really is, to just be fortunate enough to continue to be in positions to win, to be playing well, to be healthy,” said Moore, who joined Lisa Leslie as the only three-time MVP of the game and became the all-time scoring leader in All-Star history, passing Tamika Catchings’ mark of 108 points.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’Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky also scored 18 points and Skylar Diggins-Smith of the Dallas Wings added 17 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists for Team Parker.Team Delle Donne’s Kristi Toliver of the Washington Mystics led all scorers with 23 points, including 7-for-11 shooting on 3-pointers. Rookie A’ja Wilson of the Los Vegas Aces added 18 points. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img The second quarter began with the league’s career leaders in scoring (Diana Taurasi), rebounding (Rebekkah Brunson) and assists (Sue Bird) on the floor. But youth was served with Wilson scoring eight straight points for Team Della Donne. Wilson, the No. 1 overall pick out of South Carolina, was the only rookie selected for the game and scored 12 points in the second quarter to lead all scorers at halftime.“It was kind of bittersweet to see them win,” Fowles said. “But for us to have four all-stars on this team, on our home floor, in front of these amazing fans, it meant everything.”VIVA LAS VEGASWNBA President Lisa Borders announced that the 2019 All-Star Game will be held in Las Vegas, home of the Aces, who relocated from San Antonio after last season. The Aces, who were represented by Wilson and guard Kayla McBride, reached the All-Star break only 1 1/2 games out of the final playoff spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 04: Maya Moore #23 of the Minnesota Lynx pumps up the crowd in the final minute of Game Five of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks on October 4, 2017 at Williams in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lynx defeated the Sparks 85-76 to win the championship. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFPMINNEAPOLIS — Lynx star Maya Moore said she’s routinely asked if she has room for all of the awards she’s won in her basketball career. She’ll have to make space for another trophy after her performance on Saturday.Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award to lead Team Parker past Team Delle Donne 119-112 in the WNBA All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT Years after nasty injury, Galang regains MVP form in PSL Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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South Korea demands probe into Chinese swimming ‘assault’

first_imgThe committee said it has formally requested an investigation by the Games organizing committee and the Olympic Council of Asia, after Kim said she wanted Duo to face punishment.“As Kim said she wanted an official punishment against the Chinese athlete over her unsportsmanlike conduct of physical assault, the KSOC officially requested an investigation,” a Korean-language statement said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It also urged proper action to be taken if the assault is confirmed, to prevent similar conducts from taking place again.”The statement added that Korea’s team rejected an apology from Shen, a freestyle specialist who won four gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games, in line with Kim’s wishes. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil South Korea’s Kim Hye-jin drinks after a heat of the women’s 100m breaststroke swimming event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADSouth Korea has asked Asian Games organizers to investigate after swimmer Kim Hye-jin was allegedly assaulted by China’s Duo Shen after an altercation in the tournament’s training pool.The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee said Duo kicked Kim twice in the belly after she was accidentally struck by the Korean as they were swimming on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA: Quinto gets another triple double as Letran routs EAC Kim, 24, who placed fifth in the women’s breaststroke on Sunday, “unintentionally kicked the chest of China’s Duo Shen — who was swimming behind her — with her foot”, the KSOC said.“Kim immediately apologized, but Shen followed Kim to the end of the lane and pulled Kim’s ankle down with her hand before kicking Kim’s belly twice with her feet.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

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’10 French champ Schiavone retires, shifts focus to coaching

first_imgFILE – In this June 5, 2010, file photo, Italy’s Francesca Schiavone kisses the court after defeating Australia’s Samantha Stosur during the women’s final at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Schiavone announced her retirement at age 38 during a news conference at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, saying she accomplished her two biggest goals as a player–winning a title at Roland Garros and being ranked in the top 10–and now wants to try to help someone else become good enough to earn a Grand Slam trophy. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)NEW YORK — There’s a part of 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone that would love to continue competing.After several months of debating it, she knew her place in her sport is now as a coach.ADVERTISEMENT Schiavone announced her retirement at age 38 during a news conference at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, saying she accomplished her two biggest goals as a player — winning a title at Roland Garros and being ranked in the top 10 — and now wants to try to help someone else become good enough to earn a Grand Slam trophy.“I arrive @ this decision to say goodbye to the tennis with my heart,” Schiavone said. “Because my head, when I arrive here, says, ‘Please go to the court, fight, because I can beat many other players.’ But my heart says that I am @ peace like this, that I am very happy about my career, my life, and everything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Schiavone — it’s pronounced Skee-ah-VOH-nay — really came out of nowhere at the French Open eight years ago, beating Sam Stosur 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the final to become the first woman from Italy to win a major singles championship. Afterward, she kissed the court’s red clay.Seeded only 17th, she defeated three top-10 opponents along the way, plus No. 11 Li Na in a third-round match Schiavone considers “the most beautiful match of that Slam.” MOST READ Nishikori, Osaka give Japan historic tennis day at US Open Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown One other spot in the record book: Schiavone won the longest Grand Slam women’s singles match, edging Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6, 16-14 in 4 hours, 44 minutes in the fourth round of the 2011 Australian Open. When that match came up Wednesday, she asked, “How did I manage to play for that long?”Her ranking has fallen to 454th; she has a 3-9 record in 2018.Schiavone’s final tour-level match came in July at Gstaad, Switzerland, an opening-round loss.The surface? Fittingly, clay. The opponent? Fittingly, Stosur.And now Schiavone is ready to move on to the next phase.“I look sad, but I am happy, too,” she said. “Tonight, I will drink a good Champagne, for sure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award She had never been past the quarterfinals at 38 previous Grand Slam appearances. Just shy of her 30th birthday at the time, she was the oldest woman since 1969 to win her first major trophy. That title propelled her to a career-best No. 6 in the WTA rankings, making her the oldest woman since 1998 to make her top-10 debut.“I like to speak about Roland Garros,” Schiavone said, “but some memories will always stay just for me.”Her game was as vibrant as her personality — one marked by a smooth single-handed backhand and seemingly reckless forays to the net, the other by her back-and-forths with Italian media that were by turns philosophical, witty and sarcastic, words often delivered with a wink and a smile.When she mentioned Wednesday that she has started working in Miami with players of various ages, from younger than 10 to as old as 75, she teased reporters: “So you’re more than welcome if you want a lesson.”Schiavone retires with eight singles titles, a career-high ranking of No. 4, three Fed Cup titles for Italy, and more than $11 million in career prize money. 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Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses

first_imgNAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand — Even for somebody who has a winsome, cheery disposition, Alyssa Valdez still got “very frustrated” after Team Philippines dropped “winnable” matches against Australia and Iran.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines was leading two sets to none against Australia, and two sets to one against Iran in its first two matches in the ongoing Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.On both occasions, Valdez said the team lacked the finishing kick.She said it was simply because the other teams were playing together for a long time, compared to the Philippines which is just starting to get the hang of international competitions after years of absence.“Like Australia they are together for a long time, they have the endgame,” she added. “Iran, it’s the same team we faced in U-23 (Asian juniors), they are still intact up to now. We were together for a few months.”She said that as a team they will need more time to bond, and “overcome this hump.”ADVERTISEMENT Valdez, who unloaded a total of 49 points in those games, said the whole team felt bad about the losses but stated that they’re taking it as a challenge to work harder.“It’s really frustrating because we knew that the games are winnable because they reached fifth sets,” she said in Filipino. “Everyone felt bad but I think we’re all professionals and we take it as a challenge and make it a positive thing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Philippines was to face Kazakhstan late Tuesday afternoon in its last match in the preliminaries.“Maybe God is telling us to give it some more, that it’s gonna be sweeter if we put in more heart in our games,” Valdez told the Inquirer. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It’s not an issue that we are playing separately back home, because we see each other and train together thrice a week,” said Valdez. “We would know the system of coach Shaq (Delos Santos).”The team is composed of players from different club teams from the often competing Philippine Superliga and the Premier Volleyball League.“We need time to know what’s the strengths and weaknesses of each other because it’s crucial in the endgame so we would know how to make adjustments,” she added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES UP asks UAAP to review ‘deplorable’ calls, ‘incompetent’ officiating in Ateneo loss Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

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Ronaldo defends himself against rape accusation

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan shows up MOST READ Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo attends a press conference at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Juventus will play a Champions League soccer match against Manchester United on Tuesday. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case.The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter S. Christiansen, issued a statement on Oct. 10 denying wrongdoing by his client.“I’m not going to lie in this situation,” Ronaldo said at a news conference ahead of a Champions League match between his Italian team, Juventus, and former club Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday. “I’m very happy. My lawyers, they are confident and of course I am, too. The most important, is I enjoy the football, I enjoy my life. The rest, I have people who take care of my life.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Of course, the truth is always coming in the first position.”Christiansen declined comment. Attorneys Leslie Mark Stovall and Larissa Drohobyczer, representing Mayorga, did not immediately respond to messages. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “So the rest, it doesn’t interfere on me,” he added, before saying with a smile: “I’m very, very well.”Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford for the second time since leaving United to join Real Madrid in 2009. The first time was for the second leg of a Champions League last 16-match between United and Madrid in 2013, when he was given a standing ovation by United fans and introduced as the “magnificent seven” — a reference to the number he had at the English club.Ronaldo scored the winning goal that night, eliminating United.The Portugal forward has won the Champions League five times, once with United in 2008 and then at Madrid in 2014, ’16, ’17 and this year.“I remember what it was like in Manchester. My history, we won lots of trophies, cups, leagues and the Champions League. I remember the support of the fans. (Then-United manager) Sir Alex (Ferguson) is someone I will never forget. He was a huge lift in my career.“When I knew we were playing Manchester United, it was a huge thing for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ronaldo previously had confronted the allegations in an Instagram video posted Oct. 3, hours after the suit was filed.“Fake. Fake news,” the five-time world player of the year said at that time.Christiansen has branded documents that led to media reports about the rape claim “complete fabrications” and asserted that the encounter in a Las Vegas hotel penthouse bedroom was consensual. Attorneys for Mayorga have challenged Ronaldo’s legal team to prove that documents are false.Ronaldo joined Juventus in the offseason from Real Madrid. He has scored five goals in nine matches for the Italian champion, and two in three matches since being accused of rape.Asked about his status as a soccer role model, the 33-year-old Ronaldo said Monday: “I know I am an example. I know, 100 percent. On the pitch and outside the pitch. So I am always smiling, I am happy man. I’m blessed that I play in a fantastic club, I have a fantastic family, I have four kids, I am healthy. I have everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Magnolia celebrates 14th PBA title in another banner year for SMC

first_img“Let’s just enjoy tonight!” Finals MVP Mark Barroca told the fans, who braved the Christmas traffic just to celebrate with their team.“I hope we partake in more events like this in the future,” added coach Chito Victolero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Hotshots ended a four-year title drought in the PBA at the expense of the Alaska Aces in Wednesday night’s Governors’ Cup Finals Game 6 in Antipolo.Magnolia’s latest crown puts them in the ranks of other San Miguel teams that churned out successful campaigns this year. New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud PLAY LIST 01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud03:55BJMP chief visits QC jail ahead of New Year’s eve celebration01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom San Miguel Beer and Petron kicked off 2018 with respective titles at the PBA and PSL. Crowd darling Barangay Ginebra followed suit with a crown in the mid-season. Over at ABL, Alab Pilipinas scripted a massive turnaround punctuated with a title. Just last Thursday, the Spikers notched their second crown.The Magnolia franchise celebrated its 14th PBA title Friday night at the San Miguel HQ in Ortigas. #PBA #14RightNow @inquirerdotnet @INQUIRERSports pic.twitter.com/0qt5lRyTZj— Denison Rey Dalupang (@sonrdINQ) December 21, 2018Alfrancis Chua, San Miguel’s sports director, pointed to the unity within its teams as the key factor that sets them apart from other sports clubs.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES FIFA research says 3.5B people viewed some World Cup action Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The Magnolia franchise celebrated its 14th overall PBA title at San Miguel headquarters in Ortigas Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’re like family. We treat each other like family, that’s why we’re like this,” alluding to SMC’s title-laden year.“[This] just shows that San Miguel, especially Boss Ramon S. Ang, is focused—not only on the business side of it all,” he added. “He’s hands-on with everything.”“We’re not going to stop now. 2019, 2020, we have to find ways to make us competitive,” Chua closed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Youthful 1BATAAN Risers upset Pasig Grindhouse to rule 1st leg of Chooks 3×3

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Paras wasn’t just an observer for the day as he ruled the Gameville Dunk Contest with a sick one-handed tomahawk jam over four slouched referees to collect 49 points from the judges. He beat NU high-flyer Daniel Chatman’s 39 points for the throne.Ababou, on the other hand, made up for Pasig Grindhouse’s runner-up finish with his Gameville Three-Point Shootout victory over Asistio, 6-3.Carga Valenzuela and Pasay Voyagers also made it to the semifinals after topping their respective brackets.The second leg of the President’s Cup will be on Sunday, February 24, still at the SM Megamall Events Center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’re so happy and we really worked hard for this,” said Pasaol, the charismatic super scorer out of University of the East, in Filipino.1Bataan was well on its way to a victory after taking a 16-11 advantage courtesy of a pair of freebies from Pasaol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTaylor Statham, though, didn’t allow Pasig Grindhouse to go down quietly as he brought his side within one in the final two minutes before Joshua Munzon gave the Kings the lead, 18-17, with a booming long bomb in the final 55 seconds.Santillan, however, had his way inside against Troy Rike to bring the lead back in the Risers’ favor, 19-18 with 30 seconds remaining. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines — 1BATAAN Risers proved that they were the rightful kings as they were crowned as the champions of the first leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup, topping the Pasig Grindhouse Kings, 19-18, in the finals on Saturday at the SM Megamall Events Center in Mandaluyong.Alvin Pasaol and Santi Santillan powered the young crew with seven points apiece as they completed the upset over the preseason favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jayjay Helterbrand, Ginebra beat rival Purefoods in PBA Legends game Munzon tried his luck from the top of the arc, but his shot fell way short as 1Bataan banked on defense to hold off Pasig Grindhouse as time expired.Sean Manganti chipped in five points, as Anton Asistio was the crucial fourth member of the Risers as they bagged the P100,000 cash prize.“We beat them through our hard work. We really didn’t have any other strategy because they’re such a big team. We were the underdogs and undersized,” said Pasaol.It was a successful inaugural staging for Chooks-to-Go president and league owner Ronald Mascarinas and commissioner Eric Altamirano, who both raised the curtain on the first-of-its-kind 3×3 league in the country.Also gracing the event were former Gilas Pilipinas head coaches Tab Baldwin and Chot Reyes,  ambassadors Kobe Paras, Kai Sotto, Terrence Romeo, and Calvin Abueva, FIBA 3×3 business director Fei Gao, and FIBA Oceania and Singapore executive director David Crocker.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Resurgent Rene Catalan makes it 6 in a row, stops former champ Yoshitaka Naito

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 40-year-old Catalan pummeled Naito with vicious strikes to the head that prompted referee Kemp Cheng to stop the fight with less than 30 seconds left in the opening round.Catalan continued his resurgence as he chalked up his sixth consecutive win after dropping his first two fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNot only is Catalan winning but he’s also doing it in impressive fashion.Three of his six wins have come via stoppage while the other three were decided unanimously. Rene Catalan pummels a defenseless Yoshitaka Naito in their strawweight bout in ONE: Reign of Valor Friday night in Myanmar. Photo from ONE ChampionshipFilipino Rene Catalan vowed to beat Yoshitaka Naito of Japan and he delivered in style.Catalan proved he’s very much primed for a shot at the world title after dominating Naito, a former strawweight world champion, Friday night in ONE: Reign of Valor at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tin Tiamzon fills in for injured Des Cheng, helps La Salle win over UE Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Dr. Russell’s Recipe for a More Peaceful, More Prosperous Liberia

first_imgTubman University President Elizabeth Davies Russell, in her enlightening, inspiring, instructive Independence Day Oration last Saturday, exhorted her fellow Liberians to meet all of the nation’s foes “with valor unpretending.”And what are these foes?  Dr. Davies did not forthrightly   enumerate them; she only implied them.  And she closed her stirring Oration by stating emphatically that we as a people must change our ways by practicing personal responsibility, instead of passing the blame for not doing what we were supposed to do.She then gave this parting  warning: “If we do not change, Liberia will become obsolete as the dinosaurs while others speed by.”How many Liberians want to see Liberia become obsolete?  Surely, none of us.  But in order for that NOT to happen, we must combat, “with valor unpretending” all the foes that haunt and threaten our nation.Speaking not as a politician, but as a psychologist which she has been for over 40 years, Dr. Russell declared that Liberia needs, more than anything else, the transformation of our minds, attitudes and behaviors. She listed 10 characteristics by which this may be accomplished.  They are the attributes which a “servant leader” possesses.  A servant leader is one who performs not as a master, but a SERVANT, serving in the highest interest of his/her people.The first of the 10 characteristics is listening: the ability to listen to the views, opinions and cries of the people.  What is the leader that does not listen?The second is empathy, having sympathy, concern, compassion on one’s people, neighbors, citizens.  What is the leader that is not actively, responsively concerned about the people’s plight, suffering, despair, distress?Healing is the third—healing oneself and one’s relationships—in the case of the leader, the people—healing them of their ills, including poverty and deprivation.  What is the leader that does not do that?The fourth characteristic is general and self-awareness, which means taking care of oneself, others and the environment.  What is a leader who fails to do that? Fifth, persuasion, moving the people along in positive directions, not through coercion or dictatorship, but through urging, convincing. What is a leader that acts  dictatorially?Sixth, conceptualization, going beyond the day-to-day engagements, but looking beyond, thinking big, viewing the future.  The Bible says “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”Foresight is the seventh.  This, according to Orator Russell, means “understanding the lessons of the past, the realities of the present and the consequences of a decision for the future.  What is a leader who fails this all important test of foresight?Stewardship is the eighth  characteristic of the servant leader.  This means pursuing the greater good for the greater society.  What is the leader that neglects the people in favor of the already rich and powerful?The ninth characteristic of the servant leader is commitment to the growth and development of the people—deeply committed to their development and advancement.  What is the leader that does not seek this for the people?Finally, building community—giving rise to urbanization, or improving the people’s living conditions—housing, health, sanitation and endowing them with the blessings of modernity and modern technology and all the good that it brings.  What is the leader that denies the people that?To each of these characteristics we have asked what is the leader who denies the people this?  The answer is  obvious.  Remember all the leaders of the world and of our own country who have performed, not as servants, but as masters of the people, neglecting, or failing to adhere to any of these 10 characteristics which Dr. Russell outlined in her Oration?The Orator implicitly (unspokenly) replied that such leaders are, wittingly or unwittingly, foes to their own   peoples and nations.She called on Liberians to transform our minds, attitudes and behaviors if we truly want to see Liberia move forward. We pray that all of us—not just our leaders—will work so conscientiously, so farsightedly and so patriotically that we will meet our country’s every foe “with valor unpretending” and move Liberia forward into a brighter, more peaceful, more prosperous future.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WHATS HOT

first_imgHot new single video released: The video titled “My Baby” was released yesterday on every TV station within Monrovia. The song was done by one of LIB’s finest, Famous Boo, directed by Joseph C. Weah and photographed by Khalil Fofana. This video hasn’t been around for a week and is already making headlines.Hottest Liberian Movie: “The Princess Must Die” is a new Liberian movie written and Produced by Madina N. Johnson, directed by Julius Wilson. The Princess Must Die is a story about two kingdoms that have always been at war with each other over a piece of land that lies between them. Watch this thrilling movie that is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat!“I-20” Releases New Video in USA: One of our very own Liberian artist based in America, “I 20”, has just released a new video called “Blood and Tears”. I 20 is doing a pretty good job out there in America and is known to be one of the best out there. “Blood and Tears” can be found on YouTube.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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