Delight as Serena Williams welcomes baby girl

first_imgSerena Williams. AFP FILE PHOTOMIAMI—Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon.Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday before going into labor overnight.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 Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There was no immediate confirmation of the birth from Williams’ representatives.Elder sister Venus Williams described herself as “super-excited” after being informed of the reports concerning the baby as she walked on to the court for her third-round match at the US Open in New York.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’However she declined to take questions on the subject in her post-match press conference.“I’m definitely available to answer questions about tennis. That’s all right now,” Venus told reporters. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES US tennis legend Chris Evert meanwhile chimed: “I’m so thrilled for her. And what a role model she’s going to be for her daughter.”Media reports said 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena — who revealed she was pregnant in April — was induced overnight Thursday.Other fans meanwhile wasted no time in anointing the tennis star’s daughter as a future champion.READ: It’s a girl! Venus Williams lets Serena baby secret slip“Hello to the future queen of tennis,” one post on Twitter read. “A future champion is born,” added another.‘Outrageous’ goal Williams has vowed to return to competitive tennis in January to defend her Australian Open title, which she won while newly pregnant.Williams last month told Vogue in a wide-ranging interview that she had set herself a goal of returning to play in Melbourne at next year’s Open.“It’s the most outrageous plan,” she said. “I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense.”Williams’ coach Mouratoglou meanwhile joked Friday that he expected to hold the tennis star to her word. “Btw @serenawilliams I wish you a speedy recovery… we have a lot of work ahead of us,” Mouratoglou wrote in a Twitter post.Williams is one Grand Slam title short of matching Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slams and admits that she still dreams of joining the Australian legend.“Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with Margaret, I am not going to pass that up,” Williams said. “If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power.”Williams also revealed she had long suspected she would give birth to a girl.“Two weeks after we found out (about the pregnancy), I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way,” Williams told the magazine.A separate article in Vanity Fair in June said Williams, who unveiled her pregnant body in a nude cover photo for the magazine, planned to tie the knot with Ohanian later this year after the birth. The couple announced their engagement in December after meeting in 2015 in Rome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taalcenter_img Earlier, a producer with the Florida-based WPBF television station cited hospital sources as saying Williams’ daughter weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces (3.09 kilograms). Celebrity magazine US Weekly cited an unnamed source close to the tennis star confirming the birth.Williams, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was swiftly greeted with an avalanche of congratulations from well-wishers.“Congrats Serena!!! So much joy for you!!!” Spanish star Rafa Nadal wrote on Twitter.Pop diva Beyonce took to Instagram to send her message, posting a portrait of a pregnant Williams in a flowing white gown with the message: “Congratulations Serena!”Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou added on Twitter: “Congratulations @SerenaWilliams for your baby girl. I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion. Recover well & enjoy without limitation.”ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Blackwater junks KIA View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Meralco nips Star to clinch playoff berth

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We’re still hurting from that all-Filipino Finals,” Cone added. “We will come into that game with the positive energy (after beating the Elite handily), all I wished is that we had one more day to prepare for them.”In the first game, Alaska also tries to extend its own streak and get solidly in the fight for a playoff berth when the Aces battle sputtering KIA Picantos at 4:30 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold02:14Carpio 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 Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Durham didn’t do it all, actually, as the entire Meralco starting unit finished in twin digits in scoring with Chris Newsome spiking a 17-point night with seven assists and Baser Amer making three triples in finishing with 13.The loss was the third straight after four consecutive wins for the Hotshots, who have now dropped out of the top four for the meantime and allowed the Texters to squeeze in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeralco will still face Alaska, GlobalPort and San Miguel Beer, in that order, in closing out its elimination round schedule and would need to go at least 2-1 to seal a top four berth, and a twice-to-beat privilege.Malcolm Hill had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Hotshots. Lady Tamaraws stop Lady Eagles for 2-0 start in PVL Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra shoots for an eighth straight win – and possibly top seeding – on Sunday when the streaking Gin Kings battle Grand Slam-seeking sister team San Miguel Beer at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Kings got the perfect workout they needed on Friday night in dispatching Blackwater, and extending the conference’s longest winning run would, in all likelihood, mean a top four berth and a twice-to-beat incentive in the first round of the playoffs.Game time is 6:45 p.m.With a 4-3 record, the Beermen are still out of the top four and a loss would greatly hamper their chancesof tabbing that win-once advantage in the quarterfinals.Despite the great form they are enjoying, Ginebra coach Tim Cone refuses to admit that they are the team to beat thus far in the conference.“San Miguel is the team to beat,” Cone said after a 98-81 win over the Elite two nights ago. “I read somewhere that coach Leo (Austria) was saying that. I just chuckled after reading it.”And Ginebra has the motivation to beat San Miguel and make life hard for the Beermen entering the homestretch of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESSTA. Rosa, Laguna – Allan Durham scored 29 points, had 27 rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists in leading Meralco to a 96-90 decision of Star in a Petron Saturday Special Game that sealed a playoff berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The Bolts built big leads early and showed a lot of poise and composure in staving off rallies by the Hotshots all the way until the final buzzer, as they bounced back from a tough loss to sister team TNT KaTropa to formalize entry into the quarterfinals after rising to 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Man testifies in trial over NBA players assault

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Two of the other co-defendants pleaded guilty Sept. 13 to the same charges. The Morris brothers and the final defendant, Gerald Bowman, have pleaded not guilty.Hood told Phoenix police he was leaving a high school basketball game when he was approached by a friend of the Morris brothers. Hood said the man was speaking to him when he was punched in the back of the head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHood tried to run but fell down before five men, including the Morris twins, punched and kicked him repeatedly, authorities said. All five left in a Rolls Royce Phantom, according to police.Hood, 36, testified he wanted justice for the incident that left him with a broken nose and other injuries. 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 Hood stressed in court that he wasn’t looking at any of the defendants differently from each other.Hood initially identified both Marcus and Markieff Morris as assailants, but testified that he later changed his statement to police to say Markieff did not physically assault him but had been in the vicinity.Defense attorneys pressed Hood on his knowing about the NBA players’ substantial assets and asked if he was intent on having a claim on at least one of the Morris twins for his financial gain. Hood denied that claim.Eckstein reviewed text messages Hood sent to multiple people indicating the Morris twins would have to pay him millions in financial damages for the case.The Morris brothers face the possibility of prison time and discipline from the NBA, including a minimum 10-game suspension, if they are found guilty. Marcus was traded to the Boston Celtics in July, and Markieff is now with the Washington Wizards.The two-week trial also threatens to disrupt the start of their 2017 NBA season, with training camp set to begin for both players on Sept. 26.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees Under Armour’s Bandit 3 running shoes are ready to help you take on the street NBA players Markieff, left, and Marcus Morris arrive at Superior Court for the second day of their aggravated assault trial, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Phoenix. The twins, along with Gerald Bowman, are charged with assaulting Erik Hood outside a recreation center in 2015 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — The man accusing NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris of aggravated assault was pressed Tuesday by defense lawyers about his financial motives in the case.An Arizona grand jury indicted the Morris brothers on felony aggravated assault charges. They are accused of helping three other people beat Erik Hood outside a Phoenix recreation center on Jan. 24, 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Morris brothers have known Hood since they were promising teenage AAU players, but Hood testified they had a falling out in 2011.Hood testified that his relationship with the brothers became strained because of a misinterpreted text message he sent their mother. He said there was nothing “improper” happening with him and their mother.Defense attorney Timothy Eckstein suggested Hood knew he had no chance of having a professional relationship with the players after the 2011 incident, but Hood insisted their relationship was not based on the twins making it to the NBA.The Morris brothers were drafted back-to-back in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft.The 6-foot-9 twins became teammates in 2013 when Marcus was traded to the Suns.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Perez named NCAA MVP as Pirates banner awardees

first_imgAlso making the Best Defensive Team are Lyceum’s Nzeusseu, EAC’s Onwubere, Jose Rizal U’s Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Mapua’s Christian Buñag.Heavy Bombers guard Jed Mendoza was  adjudged as the Most Improved Player, turning around a largely forgettable rookie year and emerging as a solid contributor for his side with a team-best 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.JRU, meanwhile, was given the sportsmanship award. Onwubere showcased his full arsenal in his final year with the Generals, averaging 16.1 markers, 11.0 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 rejections in his team’s failed bid to make it to the Final Four.The same was the case for Eze, who has been a beast for the Altas in their campaign but failed to help his side advance to the playoffs. The Nigerian bruiser corralled 15.3 points, a league-high 16.4 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks this season.Meanwhile, Jaycee Marcelino’s stellar first year with the Pirates did not go unnoticed as he was feted as this season’s Rookie of the Year.A transferee from Adamson, the soft-spoken guard made immediate impact in his debut year for Lyceum, averaging 10.7 points, 5.4 boards, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 steals, while terrorizing the opposing team’s guards with his hounding defense together with twin brother Jayvee.Eze’s defensive prowess was also recognized as he was named as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSensational all season long, CJ Perez continued to reap the rewards of his hardwork as he was named the NCAA Season 93’s Most Valuable Player.The 23-year-old forward has undoubtedly been the driving force for Lyceum this year, leading the Pirates to an amazing 18-game sweep of the eliminations en route to their first ever Finals appearance.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NBA: Jason Kidd brushes off comparisons to Lonzo Ball: ‘It’s a stretch’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Perez averaged a league-best 19.3 points, together with 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.9 steals to stamp his class among his peers.Joining Perez in the Mythical Team is his Pirates teammate Mike Nzeusseu along with Javee Mocon of San Beda, Sidney Onwubere of Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Prince Eze of Perpetual Help.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Cameroonian Nzeusseu has been a rock down low for Lyceum, netting a double-double of 11.4 markers, 11.8 boards, and 1.2 blocks.Mocon, meanwhile, has been an embodiment of stability for the Red Lions as he churned out solid numbers of 13.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.4 dimes in his fourth season. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READlast_img read more

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

first_imgTrump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo02:31Palace ‘not bothered’ by Trump OK on US ban vs De Lima jailers02:14Carpio 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 The younger Ball, along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were not with the rest of the No. 23 Bruins, who are in Kansas City to play in the Hall of Fame Classic on Monday and Tuesday. The trio was not allowed to suit up, be on the bench for home games, or travel with the team.The players were arrested and questioned about stealing from high-end stores next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins stayed before leaving for Shanghai to play Georgia Tech.UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said last week that the players stole from three stores.“As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine,” LaVar Ball told ESPN. “I’m happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, ‘They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes’.”“I’m from LA. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn’t define him. Now if you can go back and say when he was 12 years old he was shoplifting and stealing cars and going wild, then that’s a different thing,” he also said.ADVERTISEMENT “Everybody gets stuck on the negativity of some things and they get stuck on them too long. That’s not me. I handle what’s going on and then we go from there,” he added.Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, re-tweeted Trump’s tweet and included his own comment.“The President would have left American students in a foreign jail because their families didn’t lavish sufficient praise on him,” Schiff wrote. “How can someone in such a big office be so small?”   /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said: “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”On Friday, LaVar Ball told ESPN: “Who?”, when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAccording to Trump, he raised the players’ detention with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his recent visit to Beijing.The players returned to the United States last week. They have been indefinitely suspended from the team. In this July 7, 2017 photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, November 19, 2017, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview on Saturday, November 18, 2017, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he should have left in jail the three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China.Trump’s remark came after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized his involvement in winning the players’ release in comments to ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dimitrov wins ATP Finals, targets Grand Slam next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Iniong eyes ONE world title shot

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES But Iniong is not looking too far ahead, especially with a seasoned Japanese fighter, one of the top in the atomweight class, standing in her way.“I’m happy that I can get a title shot. I’m not underestimating Mei, of course. I respect her a lot. But I’m also decided to fight a world champion,” the soft-spoken Iniong, who is only 14 days out of her technical knockout win in Manila, said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneA third-straight victory this year could set her up against ONE Atomweight world champion Angela Lee, who was initially Yamaguchi’s opponent for this card.Iniong was a last-minute replacement for Lee, who figured in a car accident two weeks before the fight, but she had no problems accepting the gig in such short notice. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Amid doping scandal, skeleton federation suspends 4 Russians Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I had no injuries so I had no second thoughts in fighting again. I accepted this because I really want to get to the top and face the champion,” the 28-year-old Baguio City native said.“It was a bit of struggle at first cutting weight against, because I was just in another fight. But my body has adjusted and everything is okay.”Iniong and Yamaguchi is part of the main card of ONE: Immortal Pursuit, featuring Ben Askren’s final professional fight against mixed martial arts legend Shinya Aoki.ADVERTISEMENT Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi (L) and Philippines’ Gina Iniong face off during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—Gina Iniong knows beating Mei Yamaguchi could pave way for her dream of being in world title fight.That’s why the Team Lakay bet is going all out in her second match this month in ONE: Immortal Pursuit Friday night at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Hubalde leads Valenzuela past Bataan dribblers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paolo Hubalde dished out a career-high 14 assists as Valenzuela posted its first back-to-back victories in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup even as Parañaque got back on the winning track late Thursday night at Valenzuela Astrodome.The Classic, supported by Yulz, clobbered the Bataan Defenders-BaiShipping, 97-80.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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Parañaque-Yakimix, on the other hand, survived preseason champion Bulacan, 74-72.A costly technical foul called on Jay Gonzales of the Ligo Sardines-supported Kuyas squad, gave the Patriots the cushion they needed down the stretch.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 folkJuneric Baloria made two of three charity shots, including one off the technical foul, in the last 45 seconds, enabling the Patriots to get back on the winning track and join the Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort and the Classic in a share of third to fifth places (2-1).Playing in front of their wildly-cheering home crowd, the Classic got off to a rousing start, posting a 29-12 lead in the first period behind the hot-shooting Adrian Celada, who nailed three of four shots from beyond the arc.center_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Ikeda recovers from wobble, nips Korean foe in 3rd playoff hole Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Valenzuela continued its onslaught to take a commanding 52-22 lead at halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Dennis Rodman gets probation after DUI arrest in California

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Los Angeles Times says the 56-year-old was ordered to complete a nine-month alcohol program and pay $390 in fines.Rodman was arrested Jan. 13 in Newport Beach after being pulled over for a traffic violation. Police said he failed field sobriety and breath tests.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHis attorney, Paul Meyer, said the sentence reflects Rodman’s commitment to treatment. Meyer said the Hall of Famer has accepted responsibility for his sobriety. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffercenter_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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mavericks’ Matthews likely out for season with leg fracture GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings FILE – In this June 17, 2017, file photo, former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing after a flight from Pyongyang. Rodman was sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a January DUI arrest in Southern California. Rodman pleaded guilty Monday, March 12, 2018, in Orange County to one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of .08 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)LOS ANGELES — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a January DUI arrest in California.Rodman pleaded guilty Monday in Orange County to one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of .08 percent.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

As pressure mounts, Tabora keeps her composure

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Actually, I feel that my victory helped me inspire others because when I won people were telling me that I was able to inspire them,” Tabora told INQUIRER.net in Filipino.“Some who had already quit bowling even told me that I inspired them to come back and play again.”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 crownShe was the first Filipino to win the prestigious event since CJ Suarez in 2003 and instantly became the future of Philippine bowling, which was in dire need of a spark in hopes for a resurgence until Tabora emerged.“I hope that it’s because I’ve inspired others that’s why bowling here in the country is now under a revival stage.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Krizziah Tabora. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMore than being a world champion bowler, Krizziah Tabora has also become a source of inspiration to her peers following her rise to prominence late last year.With little fanfare, Tabora defied the odds and made Philippine bowling history in ruling the 53rd Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup in Mexico four months ago.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ After the Philippines bagged one gold medal and one bronze in bowling courtesy of Biboy Rivera and Frederick Ong, respectively in the 2010 Asian Games, the country came up empty-handed in 2014.Riding high, Tabora, who will be competing in her third Asiad, isn’t tempering her expectations for this year.“We’re expecting to win a gold but it’s not going to be easy. The likes of Korea, Malaysia and Singapore will be our toughest competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Che’Lu-San Sebastian inches closer to D-League title, fends off Zark’s-Lyceum Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winning changes everything and Tabora’s recent success comes with a burden of expectations to sustain her relevance.“The pressure has always been there, it’s just that there’s added pressure now after winning the World Cup,” she said.“But it’s really how you deal with the pressure and you need a strong mental game to handle it.”The 27-year-old Tabora, whose first love wasn’t bowling but other sports like basketball, volleyball and table tennis, begins her campaign for this year on Saturday with the 2nd Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships, where she aims to have a much better showing after a subpar performance in the previous edition.She’s looking forward to defending her World Cup title in November in Las Vegas but doesn’t want to get too ahead of herself with the 2018 Asian Games happening in four months.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 View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo flies to Greece to take training to next level ahead of UAAP

first_imgMOST READ 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 14-year-old Spanish motorbike rider dies after crash Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The goal is for the Blue Eagles to become a better team regardless of the outcome of the scrimmages they will play.Ateneo guard Thirdy Ravena said he’s already looking forward to learning the European style of play.“The most evident when it comes to European basketball is everything is stripped down the basics,” he said. “Actually, what I want to happen is for our opponents to really blow us out for us to know what it is that we’re still lacking.”So far, Ateneo has been undefeated in the preseason tournament as it went 9-0 in the elimination round with its latest victory — an 81-75 win over De La Salle in overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo will have its work cut out for it when it pushes its preparations for the UAAP a notch higher with a trip to Greece.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After wrapping up the elimination round of the Filoil Preseason Cup on Tuesday, the Blue Eagles travel to Greece on Thursday where they will test their mettle against stiff competition.“We leave for Greece on Thursday. We’re going to play the Greek under-21 national team twice,” Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin said. “To be complemented with that level of games will be tremendous for us. I think there’s gonna be a lot of lessons learned in that game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We have five other games over there against A2 teams which is above second division so they’ll be men’s teams that will be very, very tough games for us.”READ: Kouame stars as Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle in Filoil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more