NBA: Thumb surgery to sideline Chris Paul six to eight weeks

first_imgAnne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ If the timeline for his return is accurate, he will miss 17 to 26 games.Paul, a nine-time NBA All-Star, is averaging 17.5 points, 9.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds this season and leads the NBA with 2.25 steals per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnPaul’s 2015-16 season ended when he suffered a broken right hand in the first round of the playoffs against Portland.Raymond Felton started several games at point guard when Paul was sidelined earlier this season, and Wesley Johnson and Jamal Crawford also started games in Paul’s absence. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards MOST READ LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Chris Paul #3 of the LA Clippers knocks the ball away from Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half at Staples Center on January 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and will be sidelined six to eight weeks, the NBA team said Tuesday.Paul was injured in the second quarter of the Clippers’ 120-98 victory over Oklahoma City when he collided with Thunder star Russell Westbrook. The initial diagnosis was a sprained thumb, but an MRI exam on Tuesday revealed the more serious injury.ADVERTISEMENT DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Yaya Toure rejected huge China offers — reports The Clippers host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday before setting off on a three-game road trip that takes them to Denver, Atlanta and Philadelphia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’last_img read more

Teng drops 42 in AMA debut as Titans trip Batangas

first_imgGamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief Given keys to the offense by coach Mark Herrera, Teng toyed with the Batangueños’ defense, finishing with the second highest output in league history, while shooting 12-of-27 from the field in leading the Titans to a resounding debut.“I didn’t expect it,” said Teng, a two-time UAAP Finals Most Valuable Player of his performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I’m just happy with this team. My mentality every game is to give my best and improve what I can improve on before I enter the Draft. It’s another basketball experience for me and I’m happy to improve here.”Teng, who once scored 104 points for Xavier in high school, felt Herrera’s trust and confidence in him to take over the game was just as crucial as his performance. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Huey, partner reach second round PBA IMAGESFor someone who’s used to scoring in bunches, Jeron Teng should be the least surprised of his latest achievement.But the former La Salle star chose to downplay his 42-point explosion as he opened his PBA D-League stint for the AMA Online Education Titans, who overcame Batangas, 101-95, yesterday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ “That’s what I like about coach Mark,” said Teng. “He lets me be and he lets me play my game. He trusts my judgment and that’s the reason why my game also shows.”“He (Teng) really sparked the team and took on a leadership role which is what we really needed in a game like this,” said Herrera, who is looking to take his team beyond the elimination round with Teng leading the charge.Just when it looked like Batangas was making headway with a late burst in the third period, Teng took over with seven straight points to extend the lead to eight points.ADVERTISEMENT Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View commentslast_img read more

Racela on officiating: Beermen ‘got what they wanted’ in Game 4 win

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties But Racela cleared he wasn’t disappointed with the how the calls turned out and that the officiating isn’t the sole reason why TNT lost the game.“But it’s not really about officiating. It’s just one factor. And as a coach, we’re not asking for special treatments. We’re only asking for them to make the right calls that won’t favor anybody,” he said.Racela, though, took a swipe at the Beermen, who had twice as many free throw attempts than the KaTropa with 24.“I don’t buy that as a coach. If you demand something, demand that the right calls be made by the referees,” he said.“If you lose by getting the right calls, we have to accept that. But demanding for some special treatment? That’s wrong.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte “They got what they wanted. They were demanding some treatment from the referees the last game,” Racela told reporters. “If they heard what (Chris) Ross and Marcio (Lassiter) said, they got it today. That kind of entitlement because they are the champions, they got it today.”“We expected that already before the game but what I didn’t expect was what they are saying that is like entitlement,” Racela added. “Just because they are the defending champion and they have the MVP, all of a sudden they are expecting special treatment when they enter the court.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRacela also wondered why female referee Edith Botecario didn’t officiate in Game 4 despite claiming Botecario “made the right calls” in Game 3.“Actually, I was surprised that there was no lady referee today. So I really thought that the lady referee made the right calls the last game and then suddenly there was no lady referee today.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ross downplays career-high 31 points, focuses on defense 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. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study LATEST STORIES TNT KaTropa head coach Nash Racela. PBA IMAGESTNT head coach Nash Racela said the San Miguel Beermen “got what they wanted” in their 97-86 win in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Tuesday night.Racela was referring to San Miguel’s Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter’s plea towards the league that June Mar Fajardo isn’t getting the right treatment as a three-time MVP following the Beermen’s 98-92 loss in Game 3 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board memberlast_img read more

Lampawog wins Stage 8, Morales new Ronda leader

first_imgFilipinos 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 LATEST STORIES Deontay Wilder: Boxing needs to crack down on cheaters Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member It was the first stage victory for Lampawog, who said he was tasked to boost his campaign for the Best Young Rider where he is now third overall, 4:14 behind leader Carcueva.Yet, the big story was Morales’ display of power and grit considering that he captured the 227-kilometer seventh stage in Daet, Camarines Norte. “Nobody can catch me uphill,” said the 31-year-old Morales in Filipino.He stripped overall leadership from teammate Rudy Roque, who is now 1:53 behind after the 180-km stage. Another Navy, Ronald Lomotos occupied the third overall (4:14 behind), while Carcueva jumped from 10th to fourth (5:03). Kinetix Lab-Army’s Cris Joven is fifth (5:08).ADVERTISEMENT UNISAN, Quezon — Nineteen-year-old Jay Lampawog thundered solo to the finish line even as Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance teammate Jan Paul Morales snatched the red jersey Friday in the LBC Ronda Pilipinas Eighth Stage here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWinner of last year’s Best Young Rider, the Villasis, Pangasinan native finished the stage in four hours, 29 minutes and 29 seconds to the applause of the crowd in this laidback, Spanish-era coastal town by Tayabas Bay.Second-running Morales checked in 1:10 later bunched with Jaybop Pagnanawon of Bike Xtreme, Jonel Carcueva of Go For Gold, Bryant Sepnio of Go For Gold, Reynaldo Navaro of Kinetix Lab-Army and Jigo Mendoza of Go for Gold. 19-year-old Jay Lampawog of Navy thunders solo to the finish to win Stage 8 here in Unisan, Quezon #RondaPilipinas pic.twitter.com/zBG9ckDVBd— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 17, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte View commentslast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas ‘definitely coming back’ for next ABL season

first_imgView comments Finishing as the third-seed with an 11-9 eliminations record, Alab fought valiantly but ultimately failed in their championship aspirations as their inconsistencies got the better of them in the playoffs.Dy, however, said here should be no shame with the way the team fought through the course of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It was a good learning experience. I’m so proud of the team that they made it to the semifinals,” he said.Forming the team a little less than two weeks before the league commenced, Dy shared the struggles the team had as he scampered to fill out the rosters and recruit imports. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ALAB PILIPINAS. Photo from Asean Basketball League Facebook/Kuk ThewBALIWAG — Alab Pilipinas team owner Charlie Dy confirmed that the Philippine squad is set to return next year for another go-round in the ASEAN Basketball League.“We’re definitely coming back next season,” he bared to reporters after the squad’s semifinals exit at the hands of Singapore Slingers on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test 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 LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Luckily, two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Bobby Ray Parks heeded the call to join the team from the start before Kiefer Ravena lent his services in the playoffs.Disappointingly, the young guns were only able to pair up for a better part of three quarters before Parks went down with an ankle injury in the third quarter of Game 1 against the Slingers.Alab Pilipinas team owner Charlie Dy. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netDy is hopeful to see more of that pairing next year as he hopes to convince both Parks and Ravena to come back for the 2018 season.“We will talk to them. Definitely, we want them back. We’ll see. Hopefully, they stay one more year,” he said.ABL chief operating officer Jericho Ilagan also shared his excitement with the impending comeback of the crew, noting that an entry of a Philippine team in the field is undoubtedly a big upside for the regional league.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town ‘Motivated’ Urbiztondo puts on show, torches Alab Pilipinas “I think every time you have a Philippine team in any tournament, the presence alone of the Philippines brings passionate fans to the game and competitiveness of the tournament. Even if Alab weren’t able to make it to the Finals, I’m very happy with the way they performed even with the personnel concerns that they had,” he said.Dy also shared that excitement as he keeps his optimism for the continued support of the fans for Alab Pilipinas.“We’re able to finish in a good position this year, so I hope our supporters will continue to support Alab Pilipinas next season,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on governmentlast_img read more

Still far from peak, Gabayni excited to learn more from Codiñera

first_imgWith region catching up, full force PH squad needed says Uichico 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Luckily, Gabayni has Codiñera, one of the best defensive stoppers in the PBA during his heyday, on his side to guide him along the way and teach him to further improve his craft.“Having coach Jerry with me, I think I can learn a lot from him. He’s the ‘Defense Minister,’ and he’s not just a big man coach. I’m looking forward to learning more from him in Arellano,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government But this stellar showing from Gabayni was no miracle, as the 23-year-old big man made the most of the chances given to him.“I told myself to just be ready even though I wasn’t used that much in the eliminations and the semifinals. I know the time will come when I can show what I can do for the team,” he said. “And when my time came, I just gave it my all to help our team win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt may just be the silver lining Racal needs to move forward, but Gabayni believes that he’s still far from his top form.“I know what I did still wasn’t enough because I know that I still can improve. And I won’t stop until I get to where I want to be,” he said. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRacal wound up on the losing end in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals, but coach Jerry Codiñera should be proud seeing Joseph Gabayni regain his old form in the championship series.Posting a measly 1.9 points and 2.2 rebounds prior to Game 2 of the championship series, the Arellano transferee racked up 13.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 1.0 assist in the final two games of the conference and provided ample help for the Tile Masters in the title clash against Cignal-San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Final Four exit to serve as challenge for FEU, says Delos Santos

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m proud of what the team has done because whatever happened to our team this season, they haven’t stopped trying to reach our goal, the dedication’s still there,” said Delos Santos.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor three straight years, Far Eastern University has reached the Final Four of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament, but all of those ended in early exits.Their latest exile from the semifinals was on Sunday when Ateneo handed the Lady Tamaraws a four-set beating, 25-22, 25-10, 16-25, 26-24, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Despite the Final Four heartbreak, head coach Shaq Delos Santos said the loss would serve as challenge for them to do better in the future seasons.“This is a challenge for us, so that in future seasons our team will have improved from this,” said Delos Santos. “So, I’m hopeful that we can prepare for future seasons better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFEU finished with the league’s fourth-best record with an 8-6 slate but that has been a similar fate for the Lady Tamaraws for three straight years.FEU has not won the big prize in almost 10 years. Still, Delos Santos is proud of what they’ve accomplished in Season 79.center_img Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Grieving Palma accepts loss to Ateneo as end of UAAP career MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Cignal destroys Racal five

first_imgCignal HD rolled to a fifth victory in the PBA D-League, but it wasn’t the kind of win coach Boyet Fernandez wanted.Nearly blowing early 20-point leads, the Hawkeyes held off Racal Motor’s late run for a 93-75 victory in the Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT “I expected to get the ball in the end,” said John Ambuludto, who sank the game-winner. “I thought if I did, I would shoot it anyway.”Gamboa Coffee’s Mike Parala tied the game at 86 with 8.6 ticks remaining before Ambuludto dropped a floater with two seconds left to win the game for the Couriers.Robert Herndon led the Couriers with 27 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal.Gamboa playing coach Leo Avenido nearly finished with a double-double with a day-high 38 points and nine boards. —CARLO ANOLIN, KRISTOFER PURNELLADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working View comments 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. “I’m happy we won [but] still, I really hate the way we played in the third quarter,” said Fernandez. “It seemed like we didn’t know how to play basketball. We gave up so many points, we gave up so many turnovers.”Davon Potts unloaded 15 points for the Hawkeyes, who staged an 11-0 blitz with 2:38 left to regain control, 88-69, against Racal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundJason Perkins and Alfred Ryan Batino also teamed up for 26 points as the Hawkeyes improved to 5-2.Earlier, Wangs Basketball snapped a two-game skid with a nail-biting 88-86 escape over Gamboa Coffee Mix. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Pacquiao punishes spar mates Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Knights nix transfer rumors, ready for full-strength debut

first_imgMOST READ Petron-F2 tiff up As power forward Bong Quinto and point guard John Calvo put to rest rumors that they’re leaving Letran, the Knights are expected to be at full-strength against the Mapua Cardinals in their NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament debut.“I’m just happy we’re a complete team now,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop LATEST STORIES Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxiscenter_img Game time is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Quinto and Calvo reportedly planned to transfer to La Salle in the UAAP, where they could have reunited with former Letran coach Aldin Ayo, before finally committing to stay with the Knights.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 duo will join forces with guard Rey Nambatac, who is suiting up for Letran for the final time this season.In other games, Jose Rizal U gets the first crack at Lyceum’s improved roster at 2 p.m., while St. Benilde, which is in the midst of rebuilding its program under new coach TY Tang, also makes its season debut against Perpetual Help at noon. 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste “The goal is to play hard every game and stay competitive,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses.With former San Sebastian star CJ Perez finally suiting up, the Pirates of coach Topex Robinson have been installed as one of the favorites of the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

3-way race for EPL’s final Champions League place

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):With one weekend left in the English Premier League (EPL), the stage is set for a three-way race for the final two Champions League qualification spots.Manchester City should be guaranteed one. Arsenal – for the first time in 20 years – are the favourites to miss out.Both teams won home games yesterday – City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1 and Arsenal defeated Sunderland 2-0 – to leave them separated by three points heading into the final round of games. Liverpool are the other team in the hunt.City have 75 points, Liverpool 73, and Arsenal 72.Crucially, City have a superior goal difference of six and have a benign-looking game, on paper, away to Watford. With Liverpool at home to already-relegated Middlesbrough, Arsenal can only beat Everton and hope for the best.If Arsenal miss out, it will be the first time the club has done so in a full season under manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger’s latest contract is up at the end of this season, and failing to reach the Champions League could yet sway his decision about whether to stay on.MAN CITY 3, WEST BROM 1On an almost perfect night for City, popular defender Pablo Zabaleta got a rousing send-off in his last home match. Yaya Toure scored perhaps a farewell goal for the club, and the team virtually guaranteed a place in the Champions League.Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scored first-half goals, before Toure strolled through West Brom’s defence to add the third and bring the home fans at Etihad Stadium to their feet. Toure, who has been at City since 2010, is waiting to discover if he will receive a new contract.It has already been confirmed that Zabaleta – one of City’s most popular players – will be leaving City after nine years, and he came on for the final half-hour. Each touch, tackle and foul was applauded and there were tributes, a video montage and a presentation after the game.ARSENAL 2 SUNDERLAND 0Alexis Sanchez kept Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive after scoring twice in the final 18 minutes.Sanchez, who took his tally for the season to 28 in all competitions, was left unmarked to meet Mesut ÷zil’s cross and he doubled the lead with a header after Olivier Giroud’s volley rebounded out.Arsenal could still end the season with silverware by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final, but missing out on the Champions League would be a big blow to Wenger and his chances of both keeping Sanchez and recruiting big-name players.LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFSReading beat Fulham 1-0 to win 2-1 on aggregate and reach the League Championship playoff.Huddersfield or Sheffield Wednesday await in the final at Wembley Stadium on May 29.last_img read more