Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

first_imgVegas Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch (89) celebrates after scoring during first period NHL Western Conference Finals game 5 hockey action against the Winnipeg Jets, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final — with a chip on their shoulder.“Everybody on this team has something to prove,” Ryan Reaves said. “We call ourselves ‘The Golden Misfits’ for a reason. We’re doing a good job of proving everybody wrong.”ADVERTISEMENT Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to wrap up the Western Conference final in five games.“It’s insane,” said defenseman Deryk Engelland, who grabbed the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after the final buzzer to celebrate with his teammates. “Your goal is always to make the playoffs. But if I were to guess I would be sitting here doing this right now, you would be a little skeptical at the time.”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 crownAlex Tuch also scored for the Knights. They lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning four straight to become the first expansion team since the 1968 St. Louis Blues — when the six initial expansion teams were put alone in the West — to get to the final.“It was their time,” Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler said. “They’re just playing really well.” 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 Bryan Little won a faceoff in the offensive zone straight back to second-year defenseman, who blasted his first career playoff goal past Fleury’s glove.One of Winnipeg’s downfalls in the series through four games was an inability to maintain momentum. The Knights scored within 1:28 of a Jets’ goal in each of the first four games — a crushing 12 seconds after Winnipeg tied Game 3, and an equally gut-wrenching 43 seconds after the Jets knotted Game 4 — but they managed to take the game to the locker rooms tied 1-1.Both teams had chances in the second period before Reaves made it 2-1, with Jets center Mathieu Perrault just missing on a pass from Little that had too much speed.Right after Reaves scored the second playoff goal of his career — and first since 2015 with St. Louis — Winnipeg’s Nikolaj Ehlers rang a shot off the post on Fleury.NOTES: The Jets were an NHL-best 32-7-2 at home in the regular season, but were a pedestrian 5-4 in the playoffs, including losses in four of their last five post-season outings. …. Winnipeg had won a combined 13 straight at home before dropping a 2-1 decision in Game 4 against Nashville.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding WNBA: Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx in finals rematch Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Reaves, the bruising Winnipeg native acquired from Pittsburgh before to the trade deadline in February, snapped a 1-1 tie with 6:39 left in the second period when he tipped Luca Sbisa’s point shot past Hellebuyck. Reeves last goal before Sunday came 3 1/2 months ago while with Pittsburgh.“The guys that weren’t playing, myself included, we stayed ready,” Reaves said. “We had fun while we were doing it, but we worked hard so when we were called upon we were ready to go.”Fleury stopped 151 of 161 shots in the series, and allowed just six goals the rest of the way after giving up four in the opener.“Everybody’s stepping up at different times,” Fleury said.Winnipeg got a power play early in the third, but couldn’t muster much of anything. The Knights smothered much of the Jets’ attack for the next 10 minutes, with Hellebuyck having to come up with big stops on William Karlsson and Eric Haula to keep his team within one.The Jets pressed with under 4 minutes to go, with Fleury stopping captain Blake Wheeler on the doorstep, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Knights closed out their third straight series on the road.The Jets had the NHL’s second-best record with 114 points in the regular season. They advanced to the first conference final in city’s history with a five-game victory over the Minnesota Wild in the opening round before topping the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Nashville Predators in Game 7 on the road.The usual raucous, white-clad crowd at Bell MTS Place were silenced just 5:11 into Game 5 when Tuch jumped on Morrissey’s turnover and fired his sixth past Hellebuyck.The Jets were tentative to start and it got worse after the opener as Vegas dominated the next couple of shifts, forcing some good saves from Hellebuyck before Winnipeg got its feet moving.After being outshot 7-1 in the first 7 minutes, the Jets finally pushed back and turned the tide with the next nine attempts on goal, culminating with Morrissey making amends for his early gaffe with 2:46 left in the period. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vegas will meet Tampa Bay or Washington in the final. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern final 3-2, with Game 6 set for Monday night in Washington.The Knights, whose jaw-dropping inaugural 109-point campaign included a Pacific Division crown, swept Los Angeles in the first round, and knocked out San Jose in six games in the second.“All those records and everything, it doesn’t mean anything if you’re not the last team standing,” Vegas center Jonathan Marchessault said. “I think we have a lot of gas left.”Josh Morrissey scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves.“It’s very difficult to find that positive feeling at this moment,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Nabong gets biggest fine for GlobalPort-Rain or Shine melee

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tautuaa was fined P10,000 for shoving the ball at Ahanmisi’s direction.Rain or Shine’s Jay Washington, Globalport’s Ryan Araña and Bradwym Guinto were also fined P2,000 each for entering the playing court during the commotion.Before the melee happened, Malcolm White and Tiu nearly came to blows when the Batang Pier’s import whacked the Elasto Painter in the mouth that resulted in a P20,000 fine.Although White argued the hit was inadvertent, Rain or Shine big man Raymond Almazan retaliated with less than a minute remaining in the game.Almazan hit White in the face and that strike cost the lanky forward P10,000.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Even the referees weren’t spared from the league’s judgment.Rommel Gruta, Nol Quilinguen and Janine Nicandro are suspended for one rotation while Mike Flordeliza for two rotations.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio tries to control big man Kelly Nabong in an attempt to pacify the situation. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA on Thursday dropped the punishments to those involved in the melee between Rain or Shine and Globalport that saw three ejections and a bloodied Chris Tiu.Globalport center Kelly Nabong received the worst of sanctions as the league slapped him with a P30,000 fine–P20,000 for a flagrant foul 2 and P10,000 for displaying the middle finger.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Bucks’ Maker, Dellavedova join Australia in Fiba qualifiers vs Philippines View comments MOST READ Nabong was ejected with 3:40 left in the Elasto Painters’ 96-90 win on May 20 at Smart Araneta Coliseum after getting shoving Rain or Shine guard Maverick Ahanmisi, who was also slapped with a P15,000 fine after pushing down Sean Anthony.The scuffle began when Rain or Shine center Beau Belga and Globalport forward Moala Tautuaa dove for the loose ball.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 crownAlthough Belga was able to secure the timeout, Anthony didn’t hear the whistle that signaled the stoppage of play and he joined the pileup.Ahanmisi took this the other way and shoved Anthony down, prompting Nabong to push off the Elasto Painter from behind. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Amer continues to repay coach’s faith with solid leadership in clutch

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments Nadal overwhelms del Potro to reach 11th French Open final LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amer was instrumental in Meralco’s 103-100 overtime victory over the Fuel Masters, taking over the game when the Bolts needed someone to score.“Coach gave me the responsibility in the past conference so this is a big challenge for me,” said Amer in Filipino. “At my age, he already gave me this kind of trust.”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 crownAmer first showed up in the final minute of regulation scoring five straight points for the Bolts with his step back triple giving Meralco a 90-87 lead with 25.4 seconds left.Although Matthew Wright’s own version of a step back three tied the game at 90-90 and forced overtime, Amer still displayed his clutch gene in extra time Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Baser Amer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThree years since getting drafted seventh overall in the 2015 PBA Draft, Baser Amer has solidified himself as Meralco’s go-to guy.Against Phoenix in the Commissioner’s Cup, the 25-year-old showed why he fully deserves the distinction his head coach Norman Black has given him.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’ PLAY LIST 03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Amer tracked his own miss in the final two minutes of the game and immediately made up for it with a floater from the right elbow with 1:23 left for Meralco’s 101-98 lead.His late-game heroics allowed the Bolts to take a 5-2 record for the fourth seed of the tournament, but Amer said they couldn’t take that position for granted.“We shouldn’t take it easy on our opponents because our next games are against teams at the top of the ladder,” said Amer who finished with 19 points, nine in the fourth and overtime periods.Meralco’s next four games are against Blackwater, Alaska, TNT, and Rain or Shine with only the Elite serving as a reprieve before facing up against the top three seeds.“Every game is important because those teams in the bottom are climbing up,” said Amer. “Coach told us that we should work hard against whomever we face.”ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

Aguilar’s health key for Ginebra vs Fajardo, San Miguel in finals

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Cone will still have 7-foot Greg Slaughter at his disposal but he knows having a healthy Aguilar, who missed the first two games against Rain or Shine and played only an average of 14 minutes in Games 3 and 4 due to a foot injury, makes a big difference.“Greg is great and Japeth is great, but they’re much better together. When you have them both on the floor, when you have them coming in for each other, you don’t lose anything,” Cone said. “But you end up over extending one of them when the other one is injured.”“So we’ll do what we can, trainers will do what they can and I think Japeth is gonna continue to give us minutes here and there but that’s really a prime question for us in terms of Japeth’s health.”But regardless if Aguilar regains his top form or not, Cone is confident Slaughter will be able to hold his own.“He’s got June Mar coming up and Balkman at times and It’s gonna be a challenge for him (Greg), but I think he’ll be up to the challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT “Japeth is not healthy. That’s the key. You could tell, I think everybody can tell he’s not explosive, he’s not getting down the floor a lot, he is trying his best to get ready and play and he’s trying to give me little minutes here and there and they really contribute,” Cone told reporters after Ginebra ousted top seed Rain or Shine, 96-94, on Monday night.“But unless we can get him back to near 100 percent it’s gonna be a struggle for us against San Miguel.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Elasto Painters are a relatively big team with the hefty big men Reggie Johnson and Beau Belga and lanky center Raymond Almazan up front, but the Beermen possess greater challenge with reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and versatile forwards Renaldo Balkman, Arwind Santos and Christian Standhardinger.Add mid-conference acquisition Kelly Nabong, who is more than willing to do the dirty work, and San Miguel is overflowing with frontcourt talent. 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra managed to scrape past Rain or Shine in four games in their best-of-five semifinals series with one of its key cogs Japeth Aguilar logging limited minutes due to an injury.Gin Kings coach Tim Cone, however, admitted his team needs Aguilar to be in a much better condition against the defending champions San Miguel Beermen in their finals showdown beginning Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img Cone unfazed as Ginebra faces ‘greatest team of all time’ in PBA Finals Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Adamson flaunts depth in close win over UST

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Falcons fend off Tigers for 3-0 start“My bench players proved that they are capable of stepping up,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “In case you didn’t know, Papi is not 100 percent. He just played through sickness. Same thing with Sean, he’s not 100 percent his foot is bothering him.”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“But in spite of them having a bad night because of various illness and injury, I think this is a one game we were able to prove to ourselves that if we just play as a team, hold down the opponent, I think we can survive any game.”Jerrick Ahanmisi, who has emerged as the early MVP favorite, continued his torrid play with 20 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to power Adamson. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 But despite Ahanmisi’s brilliance, it took a collective effort to fend off the much-improved Growling Tigers with Vince Magbuho posting 15 points and four steals, Jonathan Espeleta scoring 12 and Camacho and Bernardo combining for 16 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and three blocks. “I think it was a good test for us to show how well we play as a team down the stretch even though, we have some players that weren’t a hundred percent,” Ahanmisi said.Adamson hiked its record to 3-0 but Pumaren knows the Falcons cannot afford to let their guards down with the rest of the league extra motivated to take them down following their stunning win over Ateneo in their season-opener last September 9.“Like what I’ve been stressing to my players, after beating the defending champs, I don’t think there’s gonna be an easy game for us,” Pumaren said. “Everybody will test us, everybody will see if we can handle the pressure. I guess we just have to prepare.”“We’re successful at this stage and we’re playing well because we play as one unit. I think the only way for us to be successful this year is to continue what we’re doing. We just have to stay the course, stay within the system, our program because no individual player can win us games, it’s gonna be team effort to beat the other teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven with two of its stars Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti not in top form, Adamson showed it could still get it done by playing as a team.The Falcons got contributions from across the board with Simon Camacho and Kristian Bernardo along with several others making the most of their extended playing time in a 79-71 win over University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Falcons fend off Tigers for 3-0 start Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Rose had said it was a bit more unknown, and “there’s a lot on it for him” as well as everyone else.But this was still Woods’ arena. The walk from the putting green snakes some 80 yards across the road and through a gallery, and everyone could hear him coming from the procession of cheering. And within the opening hour, the Tour Championship had that inevitable feeling.No one brings excitement like Woods, even when he plays so good and so smart that he eliminates any potential for drama.The buzz was endless. A couple of teenagers climbed into a tree to see him made a 10-foot birdie on the first hole. When the putt dropped and cheers died, there was a wild sprint some 200 yards up the hill as fans tried to get into position for the next shot. He tapped in for par, and another stampede ensued to line the third fairway.On and on it went. No one wanted to miss a shot.A year ago, there was no guarantee anyone would see much of Woods, much less Woods winning.He’s back again. This victory, his first since the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone in August 2013 — 1,876 days, to be exact — brought him to No. 13 in the world. Not bad for a 42-year-old with four back surgeries who returned to competition in December at No. 1,199 in the world.The next stop for Woods is to board a plane with the rest of his U.S. teammates for France and the Ryder Cup.After that?There’s no telling. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “The 80 mark is a big number,” he said. “It’s a pretty damned good feeling.”He finished at 11-under 269 and won $1.62 million, along with a $3 million bonus for finishing second in the FedEx Cup.The only disappointment — a minor one under the circumstances — was realizing as he came down the 18th that Rose had made birdie to finish in a three-way tie for fourth, which gave him the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus.Without that birdie, Woods would have won his third FedEx Cup title after starting at No. 20 going into the Tour Championship.“Congrats, Rosie,” Woods told him. “World No. 1, hell of a season.”Actually, former world No. 1 for Rose. His four bogeys over the last 10 holes cost him the No. 1 ranking back to Dustin Johnson, who shot 67 and finished third.But this wasn’t about the FedEx Cup or even the world ranking.This is Tiger’s big day, and nothing was going to change it.Woods had never lost when leading by three shots or more going into the final round. That was when he was regularly winning multiple times every season, compiling trophies at a rate never before seen in golf.Was anything different having gone more than five years without winning? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew One year ago, while recovering from a fourth back surgery, he still had no idea if he could come back to the highest level of golf.“Just to be able to compete and play again this year, that’s a hell of a comeback,” he said.Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from back surgeries with a performance out of the past. He left the competition feeling hopeless as he built a five-shot lead early and then hung on for a 1-over 71 and a two-shot victory over Billy Horschel.It was the 80th victory of his PGA Tour, two short of the career record held by Sam Snead that is now very much in play. And it was his first victory in more than five years, dating to the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.And that brought a new version of Tigermania.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tiger Woods, lower center, and Rory McIlroy, lower left, emerge from a horde of fans following Tiger on their way to the 18th green during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green.For so many years, the scene was familiar.ADVERTISEMENT After he hit his second shot to the par-5 18th safely in a bunker in front of the green, the crowd came through the ropes and followed behind in a chaotic celebration. It was like that when he walked from the left side of the 18th fairway at the 1997 Masters he won by 12. It was reminiscent of that walk up the 18th fairway later that summer at the Western Open in Chicago.This was pure pandemonium. Fans chased after any inch of grass they could find to watch the ending.“I didn’t want to get run over,” Woods said with a laugh.This felt just as big as a major, maybe better considering where Woods had been.Several players, from Zach Johnson to Rickie Fowler to Horschel, waited to greet him. It was Johnson who unveiled red shirts at the Ryder Cup two years ago in the team room that said, “Make Tiger Great Again.”“They knew what I was struggling with,” Woods said. “It was special to see them.”Woods played only one PGA Tour event over two seasons because of his back. Off the golf course, he had to overcome the embarrassment of a DUI arrest in the early morning of Memorial Day in 2017 when he was found asleep at the wheel, later found to have a concoction of pain medication in his system.He was becoming a legend on in video highlights.And then he brought it back to life this year, especially the last four days at East Lake. The players who have turns at No. 1 during his absence caught the full brunt of Woods in control. McIlroy faded early. Justin Rose faded late.All that was left was the 42-year-old Woods in that red shirt, blazing brighter than ever, and a smile he couldn’t shake walking up the 18th to collect another trophy. Phoenix nears playoffs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption This time, it was surreal.“I can’t believe I pulled this off,” Woods said Sunday during the trophy presentation at the Tour Championship, where he gave thousands of delirious fans at East Lake, and millions more around the world, what they wanted to see, and what they thought they might never see again.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 ChrissAnd at that moment, Woods was overcome with emotion and paused.After two back surgeries six weeks apart, he couldn’t lie down, sit or walk without pain. Golf was the least of his concerns, so much that he once said anything else he achieved would be “gravy.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Gorayeb-led PLDT returns to PSL in All-Filipino Cup

first_imgPLDT is set to return to the Philippine Superliga which begins its All-Filipino Conference on October 30.PLDT is among the PSL’s founding teams when the league was established in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT “After almost five years, PLDT is finally coming home,” said PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico.“We’re very glad to have them back into our family. We look forward to see them compete against the best club teams in the country and offer intense action and high level of competition.”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 ChrissWith PLDT merging with Smart in its re-entry, the league will now have eight club teams.Multi-titled mentor Roger Gorayeb will call the shots and will have national team members Jasmine Nabor, Grethcel Soltones at his disposal. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Barcelona’s memories of Wembley highlight European failure Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Joining the two are Aiko Urdas, Alyssa Eroa, Angel Cayuna, Czarina Carandang, Jerili Malabanan, Jorelle Singh and Celine Domingo.Weterans Lizlee Anne Pantone and Lou Ann Latigay are also expected to make their PSL return.“The players of PLDT have been together for quite some time. We expect them to hit the ground running and give the big guns of the PSL a serious run for their money.”PLDT will slug it out with F2 Logistics, Foton, Generika-Ayala, Sta. Lucia, Cocolife and Cignal HD.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

UST wins double championship; Rondina, Tigresses make UAAP beach volley history

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The celebration didn’t end their for UST after Requinton and Barbon were also named Rookie of the Year in their respective divisions.RELATED VIDEO The Tigers on the other hand, regained the men’s crown after Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton dashed the perfect run of Far Eastern University’s Jude Garcia and Richard Solis, 21-13, 22-24, 15-10. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aguilar, Brownlee lead quarterfinals-bound Ginebra over Meralco Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments  “I was able to prove to myself that I can do it,” Rondina, who won her fourth season MVP award, said in Filipino.“I started my first year thinking that I won’t be able to prove what I can do because I don’t have the height. But it changed when we started winning. The MVP is just a bonus for me. My goal is to help UST win,” Rondina added.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 MOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUniversity of Santo Tomas pulled off a double championship in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament Sunday.Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon made history after delivering UST’s third straight women’s beach volleyball championship and a perfect season following a 21-7, 21-16, win over Mich Morente and Tin Tiamzon of La Salle in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

first_imgRondo is eager to be a mentor to Ball, the Lakers’ gifted second-year point guard. They’re watching film and studying together as Rondo attempts to share the roots of his tenacity and the fruit of his experience. Ball hasn’t participated much in camp while he recovers from knee surgery, but once the youngster is fully healthy, their partnership will be fascinating to watch.BALL HANDLESSpeaking of point guard skills, the Lakers have a wealth of ball-handlers at nearly every position. After James was often forced to do it all on offense in Cleveland, almost anybody on the floor for these Lakers could bring the ball up, run the break or create offense off the dribble. Walton envisions an up-tempo, free-flowing offense mixing concepts from Golden State and Boston. At the very least, James should be spared some of the heavy work after 15 mostly lengthy NBA seasons.WORK HARD PLAY HARDThe Lakers’ transition from a full-scale rebuilding project to a potential playoff contender has changed the tone of the franchise, particularly in practice. Walton still spends ample time educating his younger players on the fundamental aspects of his scheme, but the Lakers’ veteran leadership is accelerating the youngsters’ growth, Walton said. “(The young players) are a big part of our future here, so it’s important that we still develop them,” Walton said. “It’s just a different style of developing now. It’s not letting them play 35 minutes and letting them learn from their mistakes, play through situations. Now it’s, ‘Look, this is what we’re doing,’ and if we’re not doing it right, we’ve got a lot of guys on this team where you can come out and watch other people do it. We’re getting to the same point, just teaching it with different lessons.”CURTAIN RAISERAfter the Lakers open the season in Portland on Oct. 18, James will make his Lakers home debut against the mighty Rockets on Saturday, Oct. 20. Staples Center courtside tickets are going for five-figure markups on secondary reselling sites, and no seat in the building is available for under $200. The Lakers’ vast popularity in LA waned only slightly during their recent struggles, and the Lakers are once again the hottest sports ticket in LA, even with the Dodgers in the playoffs and the NFL’s Rams rolling through a perfect start to the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “My decision was based solely on my family and the Lakers,” James explained before his first full practice in purple and gold. “I’m a basketball player. I play ball. That’s what I do. When I do it at the level I do, everything else will take care of itself. As far as my business, those things have been taking care of themselves way before I even came out here.”After winning three championship rings while leading — and sometimes carrying — his last eight consecutive teams in Miami and Cleveland to the NBA Finals, the 33-year-old James’ new business is restoring a fraction of the Lakers’ traditional glory following the longest postseason absence in franchise history.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 ChrissTwo years after Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour mercifully ended, the Lakers are relevant again. The courtside celebrities and worldwide fans whose interested waned during this dour half-decade are back in force to see what LeBron can do in this unusual, intriguing situation.The four-time league MVP brought along a contingent of NBA veterans: Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley. They’re joining a young Lakers core with undeniable talent — Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and rookie Moe Wagner — but zero NBA success. James’ teammates and coaches say he has arrived with the gravity of a champion, but with none of the imperious attitude that could accompany a player of his accomplishments. He accepts his role as a leader, but he’s focused on making sure the Lakers feel like a team, not a bunch of players in orbit around him.James also realizes this particular Hollywood project is even bigger than him: The Lakers have made no secret of their plan to entice a second superstar, likely younger than James, to join them in free agency or by other means. The upcoming season is a showcase of this team’s long-term potential with the right addition next summer.“Winning makes it more fun, but we haven’t won anything yet,” coach Luke Walton said. “We come into practice and it isn’t loosey-goosey because we’re expecting to win games. We’re coming into practice knowing that if we want to win games, we have to do things a certain way. Hopefully when we get to games, that leads to us winning, and that would be fun. But we’re not there yet.”More things to watch during an eventful season in LA:RONDO AND LONZOADVERTISEMENT Putin meets Nurmagomedov, hails his win over McGregor View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, goes up for a shot while Sacramento Kings forward Skal Labissiere, second from left, and forward Marvin Bagley III defend during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES — When LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers, the burgeoning entertainment mogul realized many people would think he joined a mediocre team with a five-year playoff drought because he wanted to be in Hollywood.James simply scoffs at the notion he’s thinking about anything but his day job as he begins the next chapter in one of the greatest careers in NBA history.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain

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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner new deal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ MADRID — A member of American cycling team Trek-Segafredo was hospitalized with a concussion after going missing for several hours in northeastern Spain on Monday.Director Steven De Jongh “did not sustain more serious injuries” after crashing in a training ride near the city of Girona, the team said.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal A police helicopter found him lying unconscious in a ravine, but with a pulse and breathing. De Jongh’s wife had called for help on Twitter, saying her husband went missing after going on his morning ride.“De Jongh was brought to consciousness by the paramedics and transported to the hospital in Girona, where further examinations showed that he suffers from a severe concussion,” the team said in a statement. “He complains that ‘everything hurts right now’ but thankfully no broken bones have been revealed.”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 ChrissDetails on the crash were not immediately known. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more