UFC: Ex-champ Daniel Cormier congratulates Jon Jones for winning title

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano UFC 214 over the weekend marked the end of a long rivalry between two of the promotion’s top light heavyweight fighters, Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.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’The action-packed five-round battle ended in three rounds, with Jones viciously knocking out Cormier with a head kick and a barrage of strikes, en route to reclaiming the UFC light heavyweight title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return McCarthy, meanwhile, accepted the apology and aired his side on Twitter.1/2 @dc_mma U have nothing to apologize for. You have been an incredible champion who has represented the sport of MMA with class & dignity— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 31, 2017 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ READ: Jones regains UFC belt with brutal KO of Cormier, wants Lesnar next PH’s 1st full Ironman race set next year LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 2/2 I have watched the fight 2 many times & believe I should have stopped the fight 2 punches earlier. But I don’t get 2nd chances #AskBJM https://t.co/Qn1dQ4oP8c— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 31, 2017Although he failed to avenge his earlier loss to Jones, Cormier pocketed a disclosed $1 million in fight purse, according to MMA Fighting.  /ra A day after losing his title, the 38-year-old Cormier took to Instagram to congratulate his bitter rival for his convincing victory.“First off, thank you all for the kind words. I have felt the support. Congratulations to Jon Jones and his team. They did a phenomenal job and got the victory,” he captioned a photo of himself.The former Olympic wrestler also apologized to veteran MMA referee Jon McCarthy for initially protesting against his decision to halt the fight.“Also, to Big John McCarthy, I would like to apologize for acting up with you. I am thankful for the time you gave me to try and defend myself and stay in the fight,” he wrote.“You are the best in the business for a reason. I also wanna thank my team and my coaches. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Your time and energy is greatly appreciated.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Celtics to play 76ers in London

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Valdez, Reyes say PH team can do better after win 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The NBA announced its five Christmas Day match ups Thursday with an NBA finals rematch between the Cavaliers and host Warriors representing the marquee contest. The two teams have met in each of the past three finals.The remainder of the NBA schedule will be announced next week. The October 17 opening is the earliest start since the 1980-81 campaign began on October 10, 1980.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Celtics feature two-time NBA All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, who led Boston with a career-high 28.9 points a game last season, plus newly acquired All-Star Gordon Hayward from Utah and four-time NBA All-Star Al Horford, the team’s top rebounder, from the Dominican Republic.“It’s very exciting for our team and the whole Celtics organization to compete in front of our loyal fans in London,” Thomas said. “I can’t wait to connect with them at the NBA London Game 2018 and hopefully make new fans in the process.”Counting pre-season contests, it will be the NBA’s 16th game in London.“Our events have become an annual opportunity for basketball fans across Europe to come together and share their passion for the NBA,” league commissioner Adam Silver said.The Houston-Golden State contest will not only feature nine-time all star Paul in a new uniform but the Warriors will receive their NBA championship rings for the second time in the past three seasons.Gordon Hayward’s Celtics will also take on LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers on opening night in a NBA playoff semi-final rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ New York, United States — The Boston Celtics will meet the Philadelphia 76ers at the O2 Arena in London in January for a regular NBA game, league officials announced Thursday.The game, to be played January 11, will be the Celtics’ second trip to London, having played Minnesota there in a 2007 pre-season contest, and the first for the 76ers, whose prior British experience was a 2013 pre-season game at Manchester against Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The league announced the London game, its opening night contests and Christmas Day games as part of a partial release of its 2017-18 schedule on Thursday.Chris Paul will make his debut with Houston on October 17 when the Rockets visit the Golden State Warriors on opening night.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’The 76ers boast some of the NBA’s top young talent, including 2016 NBA Draft top pick Ben Simmons of Australia, who missed all of last season with a foot injury, and 2017 top draft selection Markelle Fultz as well as 2016-17 campaign All-Rookie selections Joel Embiid of Cameroon and Dario Saric of Croatia.“I look forward to coming back to London with the Sixers after visiting for the first time this summer,” Embiid said. “We are a young, hungry team and will be sure to give the fans an exciting game against Boston in January.” 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey poised to join the WWE at ‘Wrestlemania 34’ —report

first_imgRousey will reportedly team up with her “Four Horsewomen” comrades, composed of former mixed martial artists Shayna Baszler,  Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.The group has reportedly started training for wrestling at a school in California, run by WWE superstar Brian Kendrick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSeveral big-name personalities have been known to dabble in both the UFC and the WWE—perhaps none bigger than former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who has gone back and forth to both companies on two separate occasions.Phil Brooks (known as CM Punk) also made his octagon debut at UFC 203 last year. MOST READ Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.  Harry How/Getty Images/AFPAfter multiple reports that Ronda Rousey was seen training in the WWE Performance Center circulated earlier this week, it appears that the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion is indeed making a shift to professional wrestling.A longtime wrestling fan, the 30-year-old former Olympian will reportedly be pitted in a 4-on-4 women’s tag team match at WrestleMania 34 next April in New Orleans, according to  the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.ADVERTISEMENT 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson #KicksStalker: Bryant announces new signature sneaker ‘Kobe 360’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White expressed his belief that Rousey’s career as a professional mixed martial artist is over.As of this writing, the WWE has yet to confirm the match-up.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soonLOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their weddingADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments 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 Kerr: Stephen Curry injury ‘a good thing for our team’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Famed boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines speaks to the media during a press conference with Jeff Horn of Australia in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the largely untapped country.The 38-year-old, who controversially lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in July, was in Beijing this week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson He and Chinese sports-development firm Dancing Sports held a signing ceremony that included plans to build a Manny Pacquiao International Boxing Academy in the capital, the company said.Zhou Wenxin, chairman of Dancing Sports, said their tie-up would deepen Chinese-Philippine relations in boxing and beyond.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe academy will draft in coaches from abroad to help develop Chinese boxing, which has never had a truly world-class fighter. There is no public timeline for when it will be built.China’s most famous boxer, Zou Shiming, lost his WBO flyweight belt when he was knocked out by Japan’s unfancied Sho Kimura in his first defence in July. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. When Pacquiao’s plans for China were first announced in 2014, he said that he believed the partnership could help thaw frosty ties between the Philippines and China, who were engaged in a territorial maritime dispute in the South China Sea.Relations have since improved considerably under current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.At the time, Pacquiao defended the decision to open a boxing academy in China instead of his own country.“In the Philippines we don’t have a problem (producing good boxers),” said Pacquiao, a hero in his home country and also a senator.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Durant leads short-handed Warriors past Portland

first_imgAs he expected to do this winter, Matt Barnes announced his retirement on Monday.Barnes, who received his Warriors championship ring Nov. 27 at Oracle when Golden State hosted his former Kings and hometown team, posted his news on Instagram with a selfie.“Had a cool 15yr run!! Traveled the world met alota cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my life!” he wrote, later adding, “Love me or HATE ME, I DID IT MY WAY!!”TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard notched his 10th 30-point performance of the season. … The Blazers made their initial 23 free throws before a miss and wound up 23 of 25 from the line. … Portland led 28-27 after the first but gave up a 15-4 burst in the second.Warriors: Durant passed John Stockton (19,711 points) for 44th place on NBA career scoring list. … Andre Iguodala played his 1,000th career regular-season game, becoming one of 126 players in NBA history to do so. … Second-year guard Patrick McCaw returned after missing two games with a concussion and bruised nose. Young will enter the concussion protocol. … Curry rode a stationary bike during the morning shootaround. Pachulia took some one-handed shots during warmups. … Golden State committed five first-quarter turnovers and 14 in all.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: At Miami on Wednesday.Warriors: Host the Mavericks on Thursday. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Now, the Warriors will get to stay home for almost the entire rest of the year except for a trip to face the Lakers on Dec. 18.CJ McCollum scored 21 points and Zach Collins added season-bests of nine points and seven rebounds before fouling out of Portland’s fifth straight loss. This marked the first meeting of the season between the West rivals after Golden State took all four games last regular season and then swept the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.The Warriors have won the last seven regular-season meetings and also seven in a row at home.After missing his first four 3-point tries, Thompson hit from deep in the final 30 seconds of the first half as the Warriors led 59-47 at the break.BARNES RETIRESADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mirotic, Portis lead way, Bulls blow out Celtics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won, 111-104. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots, leading the short-handed Golden State Warriors past the sluggish Portland Trail Blazers 111-104 on Monday night.Klay Thompson overcame a cold shooting start to score 24 points as Golden State played without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who is nursing a sprained right ankle and missed his third straight game. Draymond Green sat out with a sore right shoulder while starting center Zaza Pachulia was sidelined for his second game in a row because of soreness in his left shoulder.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Damian Lilliard scored a season-high 39 points with five 3-pointers playing back home in Oakland. He hit a 3-pointer late in the first half with Durant in his face and pumped his arm to celebrate.Durant, who earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday, shot 11 for 21 and Nick Young contributed 12 points in 13 minutes off the bench before leaving with a concussion in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseDavid West scored in double figures over consecutive games for the first time with the Warriors and his first since 2015-16 for San Antonio.Rookie Jordan Bell scored in double figures for the second time with 11 points, while Omri Casspi and Shaun Livingston also started for the defending champions, who were coming off a 6-0 road trip. It marked the franchise’s first time doing so in that long of a stretch away from home. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinals vs Suarez Navarro

first_imgView comments 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdalena Rybarikova on Sunday.After her close call in the second round — she had to save two match points and come back from 5-1 down in the third set — No. 2-ranked Wozniacki said she was “playing with the house money” and had nothing to lose.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Paul, Rockets end Warriors’ streak Wozniacki could return to the top ranking if she reaches the semifinals and a combination of other results go her way.She has never won a Grand Slam singles title but lost the U.S. Open final twice — to Kim Clijsters in 2009 and to Serena Williams in 2014.Suarez Navarro has reached the quarterfinals at a major five times, but is yet to make the semifinals.She has won two of their seven career head-to-heads, which date back to a match on a lower-tier tour in 2006.“Well, we play a lot of times,” Suarez Navarro said. “I know how she plays. I know how tough she is. She’s fighting every ball, but at the same time she can play aggressive. She has a lot of experience on these rounds.”ADVERTISEMENT She has won both matches since in straight sets and will next play Carla Suarez Navarro, who came back from a set and 4-1 down to beat No. 32 Anett Kontaveit 4-6, 6-4, 8-6.After a tight tussle in the opening four games against No. 19-seeded Rybarikova, a Wimbledon semifinalist last year, Wozniacki dominated the fourth-round match and conceded only six points in the second set. She even tried a between-the-legs “tweener” from near the baseline for the first time in a tour-level match. She didn’t win the point, but said it was progress.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“I think you can tell my confidence is high,” Wozniacki, who finished last season by winning the WTA Finals title, said in an on-court TV interview. “I tried a tweener today and it went in.”She looked at a replay on the stadium screen and joked “I’m admiring myself there.”last_img read more

Reyes defends Blatche: ‘His value goes beyond points, rebounds’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 “Also to say that @drayblatche is our guy – his value goes beyond pts & rebounds. We have his back. # #GilasSigningOff,” Reyes posted on Twitter.June Mar Fajardo led the Filipinos with 15 points while Matthew Wright added nine.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 folkDespite Blatche’s struggles and the absence of key players particularly Jayson Castro due to an injury, the Philippines put up a gallant stand against the 10th-best team in the world, as per Fiba rankings.READ: Castro returns for Gilas vs Japan Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img Gilas hopes to get back on the winning track against Japan, which is still winless after three games, on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Castro, who was sidelined with an ankle injury, is expected to return against the Japanese.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James has triple-double in Cavs win over Grizzlies Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes came to the defense of naturalized big man Andray Blatche, who took flak for his subpar numbers in a loss to Australia in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers on Thursday.Blatche only had eight points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes. He was aggressive to start the game, but appeared winded in the second half, where the Aussies took control to win, 84-68, and remain undefeated at 3-0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Arsenal looking to use win over Milan to give it some hope

first_imgArsenal’s Jack Wilshere waves to fans at the end of the Europa League, round of 16 first-leg soccer match between AC Milan and Arsenal, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Arsenal won 2-0. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN — After four straight losses, Arsenal needed a performance full of grit, determination and spirit to give it some hope for the rest of the season.They got it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Thompson, Fajardo lead 1st PBA All-Star voting returns Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The London club managed to pull off a surprise by beating AC Milan 2-0 in the first leg of the last 16 in the Europa League, getting first-half goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey.“We have to use this win, use it as sort of a target,” Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere said. “We’ve got to reach these levels every week. We’ve got another game Sunday and then next week in this competition, it’s not done yet.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkArsenal lost to Swedish club Ostersunds in the Europa League last month but still advanced. The team then lost consecutive 3-0 matches to Manchester City, first in the League Cup final and then in the Premier League. Finally, the Gunners lost at Brighton 2-1, also in the Premier League.The win over Milan is a huge boost, though. View comments 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 Mkhitaryan, who has struggled since joining Arsenal from Manchester United in January, scored his first goal for the club and also hit the crossbar. Mesut Ozil was also back in form, setting up both goals.Now it’s back to the league, where Arsenal is 13 points behind fourth-place Tottenham and plays Watford on Sunday. Winning the Europa League may be the team’s only chance of getting back into the Champions League.“If anyone tells you you haven’t got to prove anything to anyone they’re wrong,” Wilshere said. “You’re always trying to prove yourself to people and play well in the next game and we know we haven’t been good enough. We’re all aware of it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We haven’t won a game in a while and it’s not nice to keep losing games,” Wilshere said. “At the end of the day it’s our job, we’re passionate, we want to win games, win things, but when you haven’t won in a while it’s nice to win a game, especially a big game like this.”Milan went into Thursday’s match perhaps affected by the funeral that day of former Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who had grown up in the club’s youth sector. But it was Arsenal that dealt with the raucous passion of the packed San Siro.Arsenal soaked up the early pressure from Milan and, despite some glaring gaps at the back at times, the players defended well and hit Milan on the counter.“We started the game thinking we’re in for a real test here, and we have to be ready defensively, we have to be willing to work hard, to dig in, dig deep,” Wilshere said.“When you start a game like that, with that attitude, we’ve got quality players who are always going to come through going forwards and create chances but we need that defensive shape and organization to give us a base and we had that tonight.”ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

Lee catches fire as Magnolia torches NLEX to level semis series

first_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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “We just only tied the series,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero, who downplayed his team’s blowout victory.“Credit to my players because of the team effort on both ends. We adjusted a little bit on our defense, and on offense, we just tried to move the ball and looked for the good shots which is what we didn’t do in Game 1. We did a good job on defense on their guards, especially the guards who are creating for them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMagnolia seized control of the game early and built a 12-point lead, 32-20, in the first half.Kiefer Ravena rallied the Road Warriors to within four, 66-62, with 1:14 to play in the third frame, but it was Magnolia’s night for the taking with Aldrech Ramos drilling a three to douse NLEX’s comeback, before Peter June Simon secured the victory in the payoff period where he dropped all of his eight markers. MOST READ Ian Sangalang added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Mark Barroca shook off a sprained ankle to tally 11 markers and six boards for Magnolia.Jio Jalalon flirted with a triple-double with nine points, 10 assists, and six rebounds, while also helping in limiting super rookie Ravena, who had seven assists, to just nine markers.Alex Mallari and JR Quiñahan both had 13 points to lead the Road Warriors in scoring.The scores:MAGNOLIA 99 — Lee 27, Sangalang 18, Barroca 11, Dela Rosa 10, Ramos 10, Jalalon 9, Simon 8, Reavis 4, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT Desiderio cites lack of familiarity with Go for Gold despite solid debut Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPaul Lee went berserk and led Magnolia to a 99-84 win over NLEX to even their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series at 1-1 Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Lee dropped 10 of his 25 points in the first quarter before putting on the finishing touches to bounce back from his forgettable eight-point showing in Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX 84 — Mallari 13, Quiñahan 13, Al-Hussaini 10, Ravena 9, Miranda 8, Alas 6, Fonacier 6, Tiongson 6, Soyud 5, Baguio 4, Taulava 4, Ighalo 0, Monfort 0.Quarters: 27-20, 48-39, 70-62, 99-84.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

San Sebastian sends UST to second straight loss in Filoil

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames RELATED VIDEO ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Stags held a respectable 55-47 lead after the first three periods but the Growling Tigers roared back with a 12-2 run that Marvin Lee capped off with a three-pointer of the right wing for UST’s 59-57 lead.Allyn Bulanadi, however, sparked San Sebastian and spearheaded a counter in the form of an 13-0 run to get the 75-64 lead with less than three minutes left in the game.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 crownSan Sebastian’s senior first tied the game at 64-64 with 5:36 left and broke out his version of a Euro step that gave the Stags a 70-64 lead.“It’s a good thing we won the game but with the way we’ve played it seems we’ll be having a hard time in future games because we’re still relying on our veterans,” said San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya in Filipino. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Filoil: Benilde beats depleted Lyceum for second straight win Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident San Sebastian averted disaster and stopped University of Santo Tomas, 79-71, in the group stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “We need to play sustainable basketball but this is a good experience for the team.”UST stretched the floor to take advantage of its shooters and shot 12-of-37 from deep, but that was what Macaraya wanted to happen.“Actually that was the shot we gave UST, we have to choose and that was our game plan,” said Macaraya whose team matched the Tigers with its 10-of-23 shooting from beyond the arc.Bulanadi led the Stags with 23 points while John Calma came away with 10 points, 17 boards, and five blocks.Marvin Lee had 23 points and five assists to lead UST, which remains searching for its first win after two games, while Renzo Subido added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more