WATCH: Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics official theme song, dance

first_imgTsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 According to a report on Japan Times, a meeting attended by Mori was held later in the day, where he urged organizers to speed up preparations for the games and meet the tight schedule.Meanwhile, the preparations for the 2020 Olympics has not gone smoothly as hoped and has encountered several delays.  This includes a scandal caused by a construction worker who committed suicide while working on the National Stadium, the report said.The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games kicks off on July 24, 2020. KI/rgaRELATED STORIES:Olympics: Kids to choose Tokyo 2020 mascotsFaster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damagedEvaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imaginationADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Cavaliers name Koby Altman full-time general manager Revolving around the concept of “HAPPY&PEACE,” the theme song of the spirited event is dubbed as “Tokyo Olympic Ondo-Ondo 2020,” a remake of the original song from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics titled “Tokyo Gorinto Ondo.”The dance, which was first shown at an event held at the Toranomon Hills complex in Minato ward, was first introduced by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori on stage.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’With the event being streamed live on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Facebook account, the dance that accompanied the theme song was later demonstrated on stage. The performers were joined by several Olympians, including 2012 London Games gold medalist Homare Sawa.The esteemed athlete donned the “yukata”, or summer kimono, printed with the Olympic logo. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans In anticipation of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, the  Tokyo Organizing Committee recently unveiled the official dance and theme song of the biggest sporting competition in the world.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Ishige proves she’s more than a pretty face as she makes a name in MMA

first_imgHer picturesque appearance doesn’t help her cause either, but with two stoppages under her belt Ishige knows she can break the stereotypical appearance of a fighter.“I always say martial art is my passion and when someone loves to do something, they give every thing to do it,” said Ishige. “Martial arts is my passion, I really give it all.”“It isn’t just me, there’s Angela Lee and Ann Osman they showed the world that girls can’t just do ballet or tennis, we can fight, and our abilities are the same as men’s.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 MOST READ Rika Ishige. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMACAU—Rika Ishige walked to the ONE Championship panel at The Venetian Thursday decked in a black Chinese sundress with a white feather boa draped around her neck—a stunning figure in the middle of a crowded hall.Her voice sounded of childish excitement, a stark contrast from what she’s about to do on Saturday at Cotai Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Ishige is on her third fight in ONE Championship, this time against Filipina debutante Jomary Torres in the Kings & Conquerors card.An event of such magnitude, especially in Asia, is set to catapult Ishige into greater heights—from an anonymous pretty face from Thailand to being the country’s “face” in female MMA.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’“It’s an honor because last year nobody knew me,” said Ishige as she giggled from her realization. “But this year everybody knows me, I want to make not only the Thai women proud, I want to make Thailand proud and inspire everyone.”Standing a hair above five feet and weighing 48 kilograms, Ishige doesn’t look like someone who fights for a living. Gonzales happy with Batangas’ q’finals feat despite exit Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Lyceum evades Letran upset to go 16-0

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Bolick likens cohesive San Beda to Spurs Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum emphatically denied Letran’s upset bid with an 81-69 victory to stay undefeated through 16 games in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off his career-best showing against San Sebastian last week, CJ Perez was once again stellar in the win, unleashing 10 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, to go with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals to keep the Pirates immaculate with two more games remaining in their eliminations schedule.ADVERTISEMENT LYCEUM 81 – Perez 24, Ayaay 12, Nzeusseu 11, Jv. Marcelino 11, Santos 6, Jc. Marcelino 5, Caduyac 4, Baltazar 3, Liwag 3, Serrano 2, Ibanez 0, Tansingco 0, Cinco 0, Pretta 0, Marata 0.LETRAN 69 – Calvo 15, Quinto 13, Nambatac 12, Balagasay 9, Ambohot 8, Taladua 5, Balanza 4, Gedaria 2, Mandreza 1, Vacaro 0, Bernabe 0, Caralipio 0.Quarters: 29-20, 45-36, 64-54, 81-69. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MJ Ayaay chipped in 12 markers and six boards, Mike Nzeusseu corralled a double-double with his 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Jayvee Marcelino got 11 markers, three boards, and two assists while linking up with his twin brother Jaycee for a bevy of impressive plays late in the game as Lyceum held off the hungry Knights.“Again, it’s really fun to watch if you see our players having fun: having fun playing their hearts out and having fun honoring the game. It’s the inspiration that’s really been there,” said coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe youthful mentor admitted that there were times in the game where he felt that the Pirates would falter after losing  a 16-point lead, 56-40, midway in the third quarter as the Letran reserves made a furious fightback and cut the deficit to five, 56-51, with less than three minutes remaining in the period.“It’s a bit scary because they caught up, but we know that they’re just gonna keep on playing. That’s what makes this group of guys really special,” said Robinson. Lyceum halted that rally behind Perez and Wilson Baltazar before the Marcelino twins weaved their magic in the fourth period to drub the Knights.Letran fell to an even 8-8 slate but remained in fourth spot with two games left.JP Calvo topscored for the Knights with 15 points and two assists, but failed to finish the game after suffering from cramps in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter.Bong Quinto missed out on a double-double with 13 markers and nine boards, while Rey Nambatac had 12 points and 15 rebounds in the defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Salado likely out of the season with MCL tear

first_imgFEU prepared to play PVL Finals game 2 sans Pons For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Despite the incident, the 22-year-old guard isn’t blaming anyone for his injury.“Though it’s unfortunate that it happened this time, Ilagan didn’t mean to hurt me. It just happened. So I’ll just follow what the bosses said and I will rest this up and let it heal,” he said.Though he’s unable to play on the floor, Salado maintains his belief that the Chiefs can finish off what he started.“I want to play, but I trust my teammates that they can do this,” he said.Arellano beat Perpetual, 62-52, on Thursday, with Lervin Flores, Rence Alcoriza, and Levi dela Cruz leading the fight. It now sits at solo fifth place with its 8-9 card.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “Bad trip,” said Salado as he shared the unfortunate news to the media on Thursday before Arellano’s game against Perpetual. “I couldn’t sleep. I was almost crying on the night that this happened. I was thinking that I’m going to miss our next two games.”Golden stags guard RK Ilagan fell on Salado’s right leg on a rebound play early in the fourth quarter of the Chiefs’ 85-79 win last Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSalado has been the main man for the Chiefs this season, doing virtually everything for his side with his averages of league-best 19.1 points, second-best 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 16 games.With his injury, the Cagayan de Oro native is expected to miss at least a month of action, keeping him at bay for the homestretch of the eliminations and virtually, the rest of the season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For Salado, he now shifts his focus on NCAA Season 94, where he will play his fourth year with the Chiefs.“I’ll be ready for next year. I’ll bounce back,” he said. ‘Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year PLAY LIST 02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBad news for Arellano: Kent Salado will not be with the team in its Final Four drive late in NCAA Season 93.The speedy playmaker has been diagnosed with a slight MCL tear on his right knee after the Chiefs’ game against San Sebastian on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Ceres, Kaya fortify bids

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kaya, with 44 points from 25 matches, is four points behind Meralco Manila which has already secured a place in the Finals Series, while Ceres remained in third with 42 points in just 19 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Powerhouse squads Ceres Negros and Kaya Makati took a step closer to the four-team Finals Series with gritty wins on Saturday in the Philippines Football League.The Busmen leaned on a 27th minute goal from Bienvenido Marañon to subdue Stallion Laguna, 1-0, at Biñan Football Stadium, while Kaya slipped past Global Cebu, 2-0, at University of Makati.ADVERTISEMENT Languido, Miranda nail Milo 42k finals slots View commentslast_img read more

Ross: Racism is never justifiable

first_imgThe reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year refused to talk to the media after the Beermen’s 109-98 victory over the Road Warriors but posted the message on his Instagram stories.Screenshot from Chris Ross’ Instagram account.According to San Miguel coach Leo Austria, Ross was reportedly on the receiving end of a racial slur from NLEX coach Yeng Guiao when the two but heads late in the game. He blew a gasket and was ejected with 1:46 left to play.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 folkGuiao, though, denied that he used the derogatory word n****r on Ross, but admitted to flashing the dirty finger.READ: Austria says ‘racial slur’ provoked Ross; Guiao denies using N-word Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Teammate Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, meanwhile, leapt to Ross’ defense and related his own experiences regarding race and equality.On Twitter, the Filipino-American forward said that the alleged racist remark from Guiao was nothing new to him.“As a black man who grew up in America, my self and my ancestors strived for our values and worth to be seen through our work ethic. To be criticized for our skin color is demeaning, demoralizing, and should not be tolerated,” he said.“Fil-Am, Fil-foreigner, or local, we are one. For the thousands of Filipinos I’ve met and played with, these remarks don’t define us as people. From a father who only wants the best for his mixed children’s futures, there should be no tolerance on hate and bigotry.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net“Racism is never justifiable.”That was the message of  Chris Ross hours after the heated duel between San Miguel and NLEX on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lowry big in 4th, scores 24 as Raptors beat Spurs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

Ancajas leaves for Texas fight vs Gonzales

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Bayron, three foreigners share Pradera lead FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoJerwin Ancajas will still train Thursday before taking the night flight bound for Los Angeles.“Time is of the essence,” Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer told the Inquirer Wednesday. “Jerwin is ready to rumble.”ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas will dangle his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown for the fourth time against Mexican Israel Gonzales on Feb. 3 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.Jimenez said they will have light training, but no more sparring, in LA before leaving for Texas on Jan. 28.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 folk“Jerwin has sparred over 90 rounds and that’s enough,” added Jimenez, who supervised Ancajas’ training camp at their Survival Gym in Magallanes, Cavite.Even Ancajas’ weight is well under control, according to Jimenez, who bared that the 26-year-old pride of Panabo City checked in at 121 pounds after Wednesday’s training session. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 “Hopefully, he’ll hit 118 before our departure,” added Jimenez. “We’ll only do light training in the United States, just to let the sweat out.”Though Ancajas (28-1-1 with 19 knockouts) is tagged the favorite against Gonzalez (21-1, 8 KOs), Jimenez said they’re not lowering their guards and have covered all bases to ensure victory.Finally able to secure tapes of Gonzalez’s fights, Jimenez said they know what to do on fight night.Ancajas hopes to impress in his American debut, also his first fight under Bob Arum’s Top Rank.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philly

first_imgBut the ambling Brady, although wide open, couldn’t quite haul in receiver Danny Amendola’s high pass for what would have been a nifty over-the-shoulder reception which might have gone all 35 yards for the score.That brought to mind Gisele Bundchen’s famous dig after one of Brady’s two losses to Eli Manning and the Giants in the Super Bowl when his supermodel wife responded to hecklers by complaining about the Patriots’ many dropped passes that day.“You’ve to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” she fumed. “My husband cannot … throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”Nor could he haul in Amendola’s throw early in the second quarter with New England trailing 9-3.Foles’ only interception was a fluke, but it did help Brady and the Patriots staunch an early stumble to stay in it until the very end when Brady’s desperation pass into the end zone on the final play failed to find its big target, Rob Gronkowski.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Foles, Eagles outshoot Patriots for 1st Super Bowl Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFPMINNEAPOLIS — Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he outdueled the great Tom Brady to do it.Foles, who took over when Carson Wentz injured his right knee in mid-December, matched the five-time champion and three-time MVP big play for big play Sunday in leading the Eagles past the New England Patriots 41-33.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson He threw the go-ahead touchdown to tight end Zach Ertz from 11 yards on third-and-7 with 2:21 remaining, capping a seven-minute, 14-play drive that covered 75 yards, kept Brady cooling his cleats on the sideline and allowed the Eagles’ exhausted defenders to catch their collective breath in a game that featured 1,151 total yards, the most in any NFL game in the Super Bowl era.Brady threw for more yards — a playoff career-high 505 to Foles’ 373 — but Foles matched Brady’s three touchdown tosses and even caught another.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 folkHe hauled in tight end Trey Burton’s toss from the 1 that gave Philadelphia a 22-12 halftime edge and made him the first player in Super Bowl history to be on both ends of a touchdown pass in the same game.Brady nearly beat him to it. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Foles was 28 of 43 and wasn’t sacked at all. Brady was 28 of 48, and while he didn’t throw any interceptions, his only sack was a doozy.Brady, who threw TD passes on all three of New England’s second-half drives, dropped back on second-and-2 at his 33 when Brandon Graham swept in and jarred the ball loose. Derek Barnett smothered it at the 31 with just over two minutes remaining.Jake Elliott’s 46-yard field goal, the longest in a Super Bowl by a rookie, made it an eight-point cushion and gave Brady just a minute to work his magic.He started at his 9 with 58 seconds remaining and drove the Patriots to midfield before Foles and the Eagles could exhale.A third-round pick by former Eagles coach Andy Reid in 2012, Foles had tremendous success as a starter under Chip Kelly his sophomore season. He threw 29 TDs and only two picks in 11 starts, including playoffs in 2013. Foles posted a passer rating of 119.2, third-highest in league history. He tied an NFL record with seven TD passes in a game at Oakland in November 2013 and won an offensive MVP award at a Pro Bowl.But Foles was traded to St. Louis for Sam Bradford in March 2015. He lost his starting job to Case Keenum and asked for his release after Jared Goff was drafted No. 1 overall. Foles considered hanging up his cleats before Reid persuaded him to go to Kansas City to be Alex Smith’s backup.After one season with the Chiefs, Foles returned to Philly for $12 million over two years to provide insurance behind Wentz.Now he’s a folk hero for a franchise that had gone 0-for-2 in Super Bowls and for a legion of fans who were rooting for anybody other than Brady and the Patriots, who were seeking their third title in four years. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

Nets hit 24 3s, 1 shy of NBA record, in rout of Bulls

first_imgCarpio 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 “He’s our bench leader, a great guy,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I think he hasn’t been fully healthy and he’s played through a lot.”Brooklyn got its fourth road win in its last five games. It was Brooklyn’s second straight victory over the Bulls, something the Nets haven’t done since February 2008. The win clinched the season series for the first time since 2009-10.The Nets had a season-high 36 assists, led by nine from Spencer Dinwiddie and eight from Caris LeVert, both off the bench.“(The shooting) comes from our thrust at the rim and how we get there, and how we set the defense after that, and made good passes,” Atkinson said.Sean Kilpatrick led Chicago with 20 points, and Bobby Portis had 18 points and eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ UP NEXTNets: The teams will meet again Monday in Brooklyn, then the Nets will close the season Wednesday in Boston.Bulls: After Monday’s rematch, the Bulls will close their season Wednesday against visiting Detroit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img “Tonight was obviously a debacle,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We were stuck in mud from the beginning of that game.”Portis scored 13 points in the first quarter to help erase an early 16-7 Nets lead.In the second quarter, baskets by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson bookended a 14-1 run for the Nets which opened a 61-47 lead with 1:11 left until halftime.Crabbe knocked down four of the Nets’ nine 3-pointers in the third as Brooklyn pushed the lead past 20 points, cruising the rest of the way.“It’s pretty tough, man,” Portis said of defending Brooklyn. “It’s like playing the Rockets. They shoot a lot of 3s. They shoot a lot of contested shots. That’s what their coach preaches.”Brooklyn made 19 3-pointers Thursday in a win against Milwaukee. Its previous season high was 21 in a Feb. 10 loss to New Orleans.Joe Harris made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for the Nets, who were 24 for 55 from deep.TIP-INSNets: F Dante Cunningham (back spasms) returned after missing Thursday’s win against Milwaukee. … F DeMarre Carroll (left hip) and C Jahlil Okafor (right ankle) were held out for the second straight game, although Atkinson said Okafor was available to play.Bulls: Rookie F Lauri Markkanen was held out of the game as he has not been playing back-to-back games recently due to back and elbow injuries. Markkanen scored 20 points in 23 minutes in Friday’s loss to Boston, his third consecutive game with at least 20 points, all of which were achieved in 25 minutes or less. … F Noah Vonleh (calf strain) missed his second straight game and C Robin Lopez (rest) was held out of his third straight game.DRAFT DRAMAThe teams are both 27-53 with two games remaining and will meet again Monday in Brooklyn in another crucial game for draft positioning.The Nets’ first-round pick is owned by Cleveland after being moved via Boston in the Kyrie Irving trade last August.DEEP THREATSBrooklyn’s 24 3-pointers pushed them over 1,000 for the season, ending the game with a franchise record 1,012.The previous season high was 877 last year.The Nets trail only Houston for 3-pointers made league-wide. The Rockets entered Saturday with an NBA-record 1,213.It was Brooklyn’s 15th straight game with double-digit 3-pointers made, setting a franchise record.LOYOLA LAUDEDThe Loyola men’s basketball team was honored at the game after their surprising recent Final Four run in the NCAA Tournament.Former Ramblers star Milton Doyle, a Nets rookie from Chicago, proudly watch his team make the run as an 11-seed.“It was just like watching my family, enjoying all the success,” Doyle said. “It was great seeing everything that was going on and them getting all the praises and all the shout-outs from the big stars.”SEAN STREAKINGKilpatrick had at least 20 points for the third straight game, matching the longest streak of his career. He has scored double digits in six of the seven games he has played for Chicago since signing on March 26. 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APCHICAGO — Quincy Acy is often an emotional leader for the Brooklyn Nets.On a record night against the Bulls, he led them on the scoresheet, too.Acy helped the Nets set a franchise mark with 24 3-pointers in a 124-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT The Nets finished one 3-pointer shy of the NBA record set last season by Cleveland.Acy had career highs with six 3-pointers and 21 points, and Allen Crabbe added five from behind the arc and 20 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, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“When we’re hot, I feel like we can run with anybody in the gym,” Acy said. “And tonight, we got hot.”Acy’s season has been hot and cold following offseason ankle surgery, but he looked plenty comfortable letting it fly Saturday. He took 13 of his 14 shots from deep.last_img read more

Halep beats Sabalenka to reach third Cincinnati final

first_imgMASON, OH – AUGUST 18: Simona Halep of Romania returns a shot to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPWorld number one Simona Halep was aiming to make it third time lucky in Cincinnati after beating Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final on Saturday.The Romanian lost a title bid in Cincinnati in 2015 against Serena Williams and came up short a year ago to Garbine Muguruza.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES On Sunday she’ll try again against Dutch outsider Kiki Bertens, who will be playing her third final of the season after wearing down a tiring Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.“If I fight like I’ve done here, I will have a big chance,” Halep said. “It will be a difficult match, but we are both very confident.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 will be a challenge for me to play another final here and try to win it. “I want to enjoy it and give all that I have.”World number 17 Bertens defeated two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova for the second week in a row after scoring a third-round win in Montreal. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “I’m feeling great, I’m so happy to win,” she said after advancing on her first match point as Kvitova slammed a forehand into the net. “It was a tough match, but I’m so glad to be in the final.” Ronaldo relies on teammates for winning league start at Juve Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Halep will be playing for her second major title in as many weeks after beating reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens for the title in montreal.Sabalenka, the 20-year-old number 34 who is still seeking a first career title, dropped the opening set on back-to-back double-faults.Halep took advantage of the momentum with a break for 3-1 in the second set, only to immediately drop her serve.Halep broke in the final game to move through as Sabalenka volleyed long on a second match point after 76 minutes.Bertens, who played and won two matches on Friday after rain interruptions this week, looked fitter that Kvitova in hot, humid conditions.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more