19 Jan

Stephen Curry puzzled over mention in GOP tax proposal

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Curry was the first NBA player to sign a super-max contract in July following a restructuring of the league’s collective bargaining agreement. Perhaps that’s why he was named an example for individual wage income.“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system,” the tax proposal stated.“Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCurry learned about his place in the plan Thursday and had a question.“I wonder if Steve’s Bike Shop is hiring.,” Curry tweeted. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Seven PBA governors stand firm, urge Narvasa to resign LATEST STORIES Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:14Carpio 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 Curry has been singled out by Washington Republicans before. The top one, in fact.In September, President Donald Trump criticized the Warriors for saying they may not visit the White House. Championship teams have traditionally visited the president, but the Warriors were wavering because of their disapproval of Trump.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has roundly criticized Trump, as has Curry. But it was the two-time NBA MVP that drew Trump’s ire.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump tweeted. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”House Republicans did not explain why Curry was the only person named in the tax proposal.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green during their NBA game at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPSAN ANTONIO — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry doesn’t know how he became the only person named in the 429-page tax plan unveiled Thursday by House Republicans.“It was weird, that’s about it,” Curry said following Golden State’s 112-92 win over San Antonio. “There’s a lot of people wondering why I was called out, whatever the case may be, but mama, I made it.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

19 Jan

ONE: Yamaguchi eyes quick revenge vs Filipino bet Iniong

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPSINGAPORE—It may not have been the title match she had initially prepared for, but Mei Yamaguchi’s upcoming bout against Filipino fighter Gina Iniong was something she had hoped to happen again a long time.The last time these two fighters met in 2014, Yagamuchi went home with the seventh loss—a split decision—of her career.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NBA: Coach Lue defends LeBron’s heavy minutes Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Now the Japanese martial artist  gets a shot at revenge when they clash in ONE: Immortal Pursuit on Friday at Singapore Indoor stadium here.“I was glad that Gina answered ‘yes’ to the match on the Singapore card with me,” said Yamaguchi. “I have always looked for a chance for revenge. It is the perfect moment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneYamaguchi was supposed to challenge ONE Atomweight Champion Angela Lee for the belt, but the Singaporean star met a car accident two weeks before their scheduled title fight.Iniong, a native of Baguio City, was tapped a replacement just 14 days after her last bout in Manila, but she is ready as ever to try to repeat over one of the top Atomweight fighters in the continent. “My image of the last match was Gina getting some points with her boxing, and me with my ground game,” she stated “It was back and forth, but all of my team thought I won.”Both fighters have vastly improved since their last match and Yamaguchi is well aware of Iniong’s power.“Gina has a really good right hand she throws, and she is strong and physical. I am better with the ground game and improved more in my boxing skills compared to our previous match,” she said.Yamaguchi is confident enough to guarantee that this time, she will get her hands raised in victory.“It is going to end early. It will be a clear finish by me. It is going to be a knockout,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

19 Jan

Injured Murray withdraws from Brisbane International

first_imgMurray was seeded No. 2 in Brisbane, where he’d been expecting to play his first competitive match since July. He joined top-ranked Rafael Nadal, who pulled out last week in a bid to continue his recovery from injury, as notable withdrawals from the season-opening event in Brisbane.Murray had planned to use the Brisbane event as his main warmup for the Australian Open starting Jan. 15 in Melbourne. Murray has been a five-time finalist at the Australian Open.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 folkInjured Murray withdraws from Brisbane International S. Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics cooperation Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Great Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after he lost a match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)BRISBANE, Australia — Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Brisbane International because of an ongoing problem with his right hip.The former No. 1-ranked Murray had been scheduled to play his first match on Thursday, but notified organizers he was pulling out after failing to practice on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

19 Jan

Belo’s return bodes well for Blackwater in crucial stretch

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Arellano withstands San Beda, moves one win away from title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles03:19PBA Season 43 Preview: Blackwater Elite02:14Carpio 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Fortunately, these last two outings have delivered nothing but good news for Blackwater, with huge victories over San Miguel and Kia giving it a much-needed shot in the arm going into its final two games against NLEX and Phoenix.“Those wins were huge because we gained confidence. We’ve been playing well, our teamwork is there, we’re getting balanced scoring, and everyone is contributing,” he said. “We’ll just give our all in our final games.”The Elite take on the Road Warriors on Sunday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMac Belo allayed fears of  another long-term injury, saying that he no longer feels any discomfort on his left knee.“I no longer feel any pain. I don’t feel much tightness anymore,” said Belo, who is recovering from an ITB injury which caused him to miss Blackwater’s last game against San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Belo didn’t show any signs of unease when he suited up in the Elite’s 95-76 win over Kia on Friday.The sophomore forward poured eight points, three rebounds, and two steals in his 15 minutes on the floor, efforts which helped to boost his side’s belated run to the playoffs in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.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 folkWith Blackwater at 4-5, Belo knows how crucial these last few games are for them as they seek to claim those last spots in the quarterfinals.“Every game is a must-win for us. That’s our mindset because we have an opportunity if we win our last games, we have a chance to get to the playoffs,” he said.last_img read more

18 Jan

Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final

first_imgTheir grip on this sports-hungry town was already strong, and the 24-hour gambling mecca will come to a standstill this week during the Cup games in the arena behind the New York New York hotel-casino and its 150-foot Statue of Liberty, which has been wearing a Golden Knights jersey since April.Speaking of larger-than-life figures in hockey sweaters, this series showcases two major talents who can cement a legacy.Ovechkin is a formidable scorer and competitor, but he has never won an Olympic medal with Russia or a Stanley Cup ring with the Caps. He’s keeping a sense of humor about this momentous trip: With a straight face Sunday, Ovechkin said Russian President Vladimir Putin had called him to wish him luck, before adding: “I’m just joking.”“We want to be here,” Ovechkin said. “We work so hard all year. I don’t think nobody believes in us, and nobody believes in Vegas, and we’re right now in the Stanley Cup Finals, and we fight for a Cup. Come enjoy this moment.”Fleury already has three Stanley Cup rings, but he has added another incredible act to his career with tenacious play for the Golden Knights, whose inexperienced pros have leaned on him to get through tough nights.“I think it’s weird seeing that team here, being in the Cup the first year,” said Brooks Orpik, the only Washington player with a ring. “Obviously, I’m not surprised (Fleury) is here. Without him, they weren’t beating us last year. He singlehandedly won a couple of games for (Pittsburgh) when we totally outplayed them.”Here are more things to know about the ice hockey event in the Mojave:COACHING CROWNThe winning coach also will raise the Stanley Cup for the first time in a fitting peak to two careers built on resilience. The 55-year-old Trotz never played in the NHL, but his 19th season as an NHL coach is ending in his first Cup Final. Gerard Gallant was a solid NHL forward for Detroit, but the 54-year-old bench boss had never even won a playoff round as an NHL coach before this spring.(TURN)OVER KNIGHTS Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin meets with members of the media during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — The Washington Capitals have waited nearly 44 years to raise the Stanley Cup for the first time.Their only remaining obstacles are some desert-dwelling misfits who refuse to wait for anything.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Several Capitals pointed out the importance of minimizing turnovers against the Golden Knights, whose counterattacking acumen and team speed cause problems. “They’re a very fast team and when you turn pucks over, they’re like a shark smelling blood in the water,” Oshie said. “They all stop on a dime and want to take it the other way. That’s how they get a lot of their offense.”CAPTAIN CHARGEOvechkin could become the first Russian captain to raise the Stanley Cup. If the Knights win, they don’t have a captain to raise the Cup first. Gallant and GM George McPhee decided to rely on a six-man leadership council instead. “I think that’s the best decision we ever made,” Gallant said. “Sure, there’s guys who could have been captain in our group, but it was their first year — and we really didn’t think we’d be grabbing the (Western Conference) trophy the other night in Winnipeg.”SCHMIDT’S REUNIONThe Golden Knights’ matchups against the teams that let them go in the expansion draft have been a consistently entertaining feature of this season. For the grand finale, Schmidt is at center stage against the Caps, who left him unprotected and then tried to reacquire him from Vegas. Schmidt led the Golden Knights in ice time and surpassed his previous career highs with five goals and 31 assists. He is logging nearly 25 minutes per playoff game.THE HOTNESSSummer heat hasn’t quite settled onto Las Vegas yet, but the upcoming week looks like a scorcher. The temperature on the Strip should hit 100 degrees on Wednesday before Game 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img “We’ve been able to do some things in the playoffs, but we never got to that last stage until now,” Washington forward T.J. Oshie said. “And everybody knows what Vegas did in the first year is very special. We’re both hungry. This is going to be a beast of a series.”The Golden Knights have exceeded every expectation by utilizing a rich expansion draft and multiple clever coaching moves to create a team that dominated the Pacific Division and then rampaged through the Western Conference playoffs. Their story still carries a ring of impossibility, but they’re close to adding a real ring to every hand in the dressing room full of self-described “Golden Misfits,” as their T-shirts say.The Capitals have repeatedly fallen short of their postseason goals during Ovechkin’s career, including a heartbreaking shutout loss to Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 7 of the second round against Pittsburgh last spring. After falling to Fleury’s champion Penguins in the past two postseasons, the Caps revamped their roster with youth and finally overcame years of playoff disappointment to reach their first Final in two decades. Of course, Fleury is in the way again — in goal for the Golden Knights.Neither team was the favorite to get this far. Neither team is ready to stop now.While Capitals coach Barry Trotz skated his now-customary hot lap before practice at T-Mobile Arena, the Golden Knights had their usual standing room-only crowd for practice at their training complex in suburban Summerlin.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments North Carolina youth basketball player dies on court at Virginia game The expansion Vegas Golden Knights are just four wins away from an astounding championship when they host Alex Ovechkin’s long-striving Caps on Monday night to open a thoroughly improbable Stanley Cup Final.Even the players from the NHL’s last two teams standing seemed a bit surprised by their achievements when they gathered Sunday in balmy 84-degree Nevada weather.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Who would have thunk it?” asked Vegas defenseman Nate Schmidt, who played the previous four seasons for the Capitals. “The Stanley Cup Final that was never meant to be, right?”Indeed, a first-time NHL champ will be crowned next month after a Final between two teams that arrived at hockey’s ultimate destination from very different directions. While the Caps finally climbed over the hump in the Eastern Conference, the Golden Knights have been bulldozing every logical obstacle in their path since October. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

18 Jan

Not yet in top shape but Romeo raring to help Gilas in Taipei

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I want to help in any way I can even though I am not as fit as I was before. But Jayson (Castro) will be there. Once you follow coach Chot’s system, you’ll get opportunities. Andray (Blatche) will also be there [to lift the squad],” Romeo said in the same interview.The Philippines takes on Chinese Taipei on Friday, 7 p.m., at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSL: Generika-Ayala squeaks past Foton MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Actually I’m a bit nervous because I’m still not at 100 percent. I came back to help the team out, I want to play international basketball again. We’ll see what happens, but I’ll give my best,” Romeo told ESPN5.The 26-year-old guard was part of the 15-man pool which arrived in Taiwan on Monday.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 crownThe final lineup is yet to be announced but without point guards Kiefer Ravena, who is serving an 18-month suspension for doping, and Kevin Alas, who is still recovering from an ACL injury, Gilas needs another guard like Romeo to fill in.Romeo is up for the challenge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter missing the first two windows of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers, Terrence Romeo is raring to represent the Philippines again.Romeo, who was previously sidelined by a knee injury, hasn’t seen action for Gilas Pilipinas since the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon nearly a year agoADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

18 Jan

Ginebra dumps San Miguel, draws first blood in PBA Finals

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone brushed this one aside as “one of those nights” and will spend the one-day break planning for a fightback like no other by San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Using a strong start and a sustained effort the rest of the way, the Gin Kings blew the defending champion Beermen off the floor and scored a 127-99 Game 1 victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series that belied all pre-tournament talk about this best-of-seven series being close.And that’s what worries Cone the most.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We steered the beehive and they (Beermen) will stick it to us in Game 2,” Cone said after getting 42 points from import Justin Brownlee and twin digits from four locals in the unexpected rout which surprised even the multi-titled coach.“It was one of those nights when we had it and they didn’t,” Cone went on. “We didn’t win the series yet, but we got Game 1 and that’s important. They’re a veteran team and they’ve been in this situation so many times. We are expecting a real forceful game from them in Game 2.” Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Kings dropped 35 points in the first quarter – with Brownlee shooting 18 – to lead by 15 at the start of the second. They opened the second half with a 19-point lead that the Beermen spent the rest of the last two quarters trying to overhaul.San Miguel didn’t even come close to doing that.Ginebra led by as large as 39 using its shock troopers as the Kings built their confidence some more with the second game slated Sunday at 6:30 p.m. also at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ONE: Pacio submits Mitsatit with ‘passion lock’ for third straight win Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

UP leader Molde praises young Lady Maroons, demands more from herself

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “They’re adjusting to just listening to us when we’re talking inside the court and you can see that these kids are willing to learn and they will follow instructions.”Molde finished with 18 points to lead the Lady Maroons to a 3-2 record and a fourth-place standing in the eight-team ladder while Magsarile added 10.And if Molde’s praising her younger teammates, she didn’t have one for herself.Molde knew she had to do more as the tournament dwindles down to its last few elimination games.“I know that I’m not playing at my best,” said Molde. “I can see it in how I play that this isn’t my top performance.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 It’s been almost four years since Molde was named as the top rookie of the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament, and the incoming senior is now the one guiding her new teammates.Just as what the likes of Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola did to her back in 2016, Molde is now the role model of youngsters Nicole Anne Magsarile and Lorielyn Bernardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And even though the UAAP has yet to start, Molde is already starting to see glimpses of brilliance from her younger teammates in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.“I think the kids are still coping with our attitudes as the seniors because before they became our teammates, when they were in high school, they were the ones who were carrying their team,” said Molde in Filipino after their three-set win over College of St. Benilde, 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gone are the days when the troika of Molde, Diana Carlos, and Justine Dorog were considered as University of the Philippines’ new breed of Lady Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal House bill filed to naturalize Justin Brownlee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Eya Laure out for UST with shoulder injury

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas will have to go through its remaining games in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference without both its head coach and star rookie.Kung Fu Reyes is in Indonesia serving the country as the assistant coach of the women’s national volleyball team while Eya Laure is resting her right shoulder after it suffered a couple of dislocations in only a span of two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Laure, who had an MRI  this past week, said she could be out until the end of the eliminations on August 26.“I don’t have a definite time table for my return, but I think by the time semifinals I can finally play,” said Laure in Filipino after UST’s loss to Adamson, 25-15, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It was dislocated twice so the coaches got worried so they decided that I should rest today, my shoulder was returned to its normal place so I just have to rest it.”Laure’s absence proved too much for the Golden Tigresses, who were dealt with their first loss without the prolific spiker as the scoring duties fell solely on sophomore Milena Alessandrini, who finished with 23 points. UST’s next game is against UAAP rival Far Eastern University in Cagayan De Oro and even though she’s not allowed to play, Laure said she will fly with the team to show her support.“Of course I want to play because I’ll be going with them and the supporters want to watch me play,” said Laure. “And earlier during the game I really wanted to play and it’s hard to contain yourself because you want to help the team.”“It was a decision the coaches made and it’s just sad I can’t overrule that and play.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: PH’s Asian Games flag-bearer Clarkson clad in Barong Tagalog View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Griezmann pleads case for Ballon d’Or after FIFA snub

first_imgLATEST STORIES France’s forward Antoine Griezmann looks on as he takes part in a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, on the outskirts of Paris, on September 3, 2018, as part of the team’s preparation for the UEFA Nations League football match against Germany and Netherlands. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFrance star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid.Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award in football, despite not winning anything.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That year was agonizing for the forward as he lost the Euro 2016 final with France and the Champions League final with Atletico. But this season fortune has smiled on Griezmann, who starred in France’s triumphant World Cup winning campaign in Russia after an impressive year at Atletico, who won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Comparing 2016 and this year, for me I have to be in the top three,” the 27-year-old told French sports daily L’Equipe.“In 2016, I lost two finals and was in the top three. This time I have won three finals.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Asked if not winning it would be unfair, Griezmann replied: “Not unfair, but I would wonder what more I could do. I have won three trophies, stood out at decisive moments, but it is not me who votes.”Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the Ballon d’Or over the last decade and the Portuguese superstar will be a contender again this year after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.But Griezmann, who rejected a move to join Messi at Barcelona in the close season, admits ending their stranglehold over the award would be special.“I think about it, especially the closer I get to it. The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award, and it is the highest you can go as a player. There are trophies in your league, in the World Cup, the Euro, but it’s not the same,” he said.However, there are signs that Griezmann’s glorious 2018 on the field might not be enough.ADVERTISEMENT Nigeria bans national team coach for accepting money Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UEFA gave their award for the best player of last season to Luka Modric, skipper of the Croatia side that reached the World Cup final and a Champions League winner with Real.And Griezmann was omitted, along with the rest of his France team-mates, from the final three nominees for FIFA’s player of the year award.The finalists for that prize are Modric, Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, the same three who made up the podium for UEFA’s award.Asked about the FIFA snub, Griezmann replied that “it’s bizarre, and a shame. It is a trophy given out by FIFA, isn’t it?“And the World Cup is organized by FIFA, right? We win the World Cup, and there is no French player there. That is their choice but it is surprising that there is no world champion.”The Ballon d’Or award was run jointly by FIFA and magazine France Football until the end of 2016, since when world football’s governing body has reverted to giving out their own prize.While a panel of supporters, national team captains, coaches and journalists vote for the FIFA award, only journalists vote for the Ballon d’Or.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more