Durham ready to play in semis despite sprained ankle

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESAlen Durham limped his way to help Meralco close out Blackwater 104-96 in the quarterfinals of PBA Governors’ Cup, but he vowed he would be up and running against Star in the semifinals.The Bolts’ import sprained his right ankle with 7:05 left in the do-or-die game against the Elite, but he knows he will be in peak shape once the Star series starts on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT PH side looking to overachieve in Asian Baseball Championship LATEST STORIES Durham said it was pure adrenaline that helped him mask the pain as he finished with 18 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists.“It’s a little tender now, you know the adrenaline of the game kind of wore off so the pain is starting to set in,” said Durham Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We [the doctors and I] will do some treatment tomorrow and get ready for Sunday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDespite limping on one leg, Durham managed to register six points, four rebounds, and one assist after the injury.“I’ll be ready for Sunday, the doctor’s already got a plan of action and we’ll get back and work in it tomorrow,” said Durham. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

Pons lifts FEU over Adamson for PVL Finals berth

first_imgBernadeth Pons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBernadeth Pons returned to propel Far Eastern University past Adamson, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, and into the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fifth-year outside hitter racked up 15 points, 12 coming from attacks, two blocks, and a service ace to remind the Lady Tamaraws have been missing for the past four games.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Christine Joy Soyud led Adamson with 16 points, all coming from hits, while Chiara May Permentilla added 10 in the losing effort. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “We won because of Pons,” said FEU coach George Pascua as FEU braces for National University in the best-of-three Finals starting on Wednesday.Czarina Grace Carandang topped with 16 markers, 13 from kills and three blocks, while Toni Rose Basas had 10 in the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Tamaraws broke loose from a close 15-14 affair in Set 4 as their superb attacking got the better of the Lady Falcons to finish off the job.“I told my players that the fight will boil down on one’s desire to win. Their character and their heart will be tested here because when it comes to skill level, it’s all even,” added Pascua. LATEST STORIES UAAP Starting 5: Week 5 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

Ancajas steals limelight from main bout

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Read Next Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Even the local newspaper, Caller Times, has given Ancajas prominence over Gonzalez and Ramirez, who totes a fearsome record of 36-0 with 24 knockouts.Ahmed is also unbeaten (22-0-1, 17 knockouts) and, just like Ancajas and Gonzalez, is strutting his stuff in the US for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe third man in the ring for Ancajas-Gonzalez will be Puerto Rican Rafael Ramos with Joel Elizondo (San Antonio), Fernando Villareal (Oakhill, California) and Lisa Giampa (Las Vegas) as judges.The eight-bout fight card is a joint undertaking of ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Top Rank of Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s longtime promoter. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Arum sees greatness in Ancajas Jerwin Ancajas confidently mounts the weighing scale as MP promotions’ Joe Ramos, left, and Sean Gibbons look on. Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas—The Jerwin Ancajas-Israel Gonzales title duel was supposed to be the co-feature of the World Boxing Organization middleweight crown showdown between Mexican Gilberto Ramirez and Ghanaian challenger Habib Ahmed.Owing to the Ancajas’ hype as the next Manny Pacquiao, however, the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title fight has gained more attention in this coastal city, the eighth largest in this massive state next only to Alaska in size.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Fajardo getting ample help cleaning the glass for Beermen

first_imgRoach says Golovkin will KO Canelo The three-time PBA Most Valuable Player has every reason to be satisfied, with the rest of the Beermen picking up the slack when it comes to the boards.Fajardo said that San Miguel has put on extra work on its team rebounding, thus the explanation for the rise of boards for its backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTo wit, in the Beermen’s victory over the Batang Pier, Alex Cabagnot hauled down 10 rebounds, Chris Ross got six boards, and Marcio Lassiter had four.“We really worked out on that, that the rebounding won’t be the responsibility of the big men alone,” the 6-foot-10 giant said in Filipino. “I’m boxing out the opponent’s imports and their big men, so we really have to rebound as a team.” BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSurprisingly ranking just third among locals in rebounding with 7.8 boards per game, June Mar Fajardo shared that he doesn’t really mind his standing in the statistics.“It’s OK,” he said with a grin after San Miguel’s 112-101 victory over GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games San Miguel is sixth in the league when it comes to the boards, collecting 52.2 rebounds per game.Despite the slight dip in his numbers, Fajardo’s presence is still felt in the team, even if he fought through a stiff neck on Friday.The Cebuano behemoth finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in the win, which helped the Beermen grab a top two seat going to the playoffs.Still, Fajardo said that work is just getting started as San Miguel braces for tougher competition in the quarterfinals.“We need to prepare ourselves because we’re facing stronger teams,” he said. “Intensity is bound to get a notch higher in the playoffs, so we have to program ourselves to be prepared.”ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

Ronaldo shines for Portugal, while Lloris dims French hopes

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games At the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, the Dutch moved up to third place — three points behind co-leaders Sweden and France — by routing last-placed Luxembourg 5-0.Veterans Wesley Sneijder — on his national record 131st appearance — and Arjen Robben scored in the first half.Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum; Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes, and Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen got the other goals.There could well be a lot of nerves on show when the French host the Dutch at Stade de France on Aug. 31.In Belarus, Mikhail Sivakou’s 33rd-minute penalty and fellow midfielder Pavel Savitski secured a 2-1 win for the hosts against Bulgaria.GROUP BAndorra stunned Hungary 1-0 to win its first World Cup qualifier in 13 years, ending a 66-match winless streak in official competitions.It was only the second win for the small country in qualifying for either the World Cup or the European Championship, and the first since a 1-0 win over Macedonia in October 2004.Portugal won 3-0 at Latvia, with Ronaldo scoring twice, while Switzerland remained three points clear at the top with a 2-0 victory at the Faeroe Islands.Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for Switzerland, which has 18 points from six matches.GROUP H Nadal’s no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games There was nothing impressive — or justifiable — about the error from Lloris that led to Sweden’s winner against France in Group A.With the score level at 1-1 in a tight match, neither side would have felt aggrieved with a point. Indeed, a draw would have kept France atop the standings and there was clearly no cause for such late urgency from Lloris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNormally one of the most reliable goalies in European football, Lloris somehow took it upon himself to launch a speculative pass from his penalty area in the random hope of creating a winning goal with only seconds remaining.The ball landed at the feet of forward Ola Toivonen, who launched it back over Lloris from about 40 meters to move Sweden to the top of Group A, level with France on 13 points. Latvia’s Nikita Kolesovs (L) vies with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Latvia and Portugal in Riga, on June 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ilmars ZNOTINSWhile Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo continued his electric scoring form, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dimmed the lights for France with an inexplicably poor error in contrasting fortunes during 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Friday.Less than one week after scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 4-1 win against Juventus in the Champions League final, Ronaldo netted another two in Portugal’s 3-0 win at Latvia in Group B. He has 73 goals in 139 appearances for his country.ADVERTISEMENT Dries Mertens led Belgium to a 2-0 victory over Estonia to give it a dominant position after closest challengers Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina played out a 0-0 draw that was marred by a brawl after the game.Napoli’s Mertens scored in the first half and West Bromwich Albion midfielder Nacer Chadli scored. Estonia played with 10 men for the second half after Artjom Dmitrijev was sent off for a high tackle on Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini in the 44th minute.Belgium has 16 points from six games and holds a four-point lead over Greece, while third-place Bosnia has 11 points.In the other game, Cyprus beat Gibraltar 2-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? Elsewhere, unheralded Andorra won its first World Cup qualifier in 13 years.GROUP AA win at the Friends Arena in Solna would have moved European Championship runner-up France six points clear of Sweden.All was going to plan when Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud struck his sixth goal in his last four internationals with a superb swerving shot in the 37th minute.But Jimmy Durmaz equalized shortly before halftime and Toivonen stunned France at the end, thanks to Lloris’ unusual sloppiness.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Rain or Shine set to trade Jeff Chan to Phoenix

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Bolts surge to 4th win Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeff Chan will be the next player to leave Rain or Shine.Sources bared to the INQUIRER that the Elasto Painters are set to trade the 33-year-old gunslinger to Phoenix in exchange for Mark Borboran and the Fuel Masters’ 2020 second round pick.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img The trade papers have already been submitted to the Office of the Commissioner with the deal expected to be approved on Monday.The Bacolod-born Chan has been with Rain or Shine since 2009, where he blossomed into one of the league’s deadliest snipers that earned him a spot in the silver medal-winning Gilas Pilipinas squad in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsUnder former coach Yeng Guiao, the nine-year veteran won two championships with the franchise and earned the Finals MVP honors in the 2012 PBA Governors’ Cup.This conference, Chan is averaging 9.0 points on 27 percent shooting from three in the three games he played. MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Acquiring Chan gives Phoenix an elite shooter to fortify its wing rotation that will complement rookie Matthew Wright and JC Intal.Meanwhile, the 6-foot-4 Borboran is expected to split minutes with James Yap, Gabe Norwood, and Jericho Cruz in the wing position.Borboran has seen a dip in his minutes this conference, averaging only 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in five games with the Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by 3 wkts

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IPL 2011: Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Rajasthan Royals- KTK win by 8 wkts

first_imgKochi smashed Rajasthan by eight wickets during the 61st IPL match of the season at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday. Live score | PhotosAussie Brad Hodge stamped his class in the game that saw him claim fours wicket and score an unbeaten 33 off 17 balls.Chasing 98 for victory, Kochi were home on the second ball of the eighth over with Hodge and Parthiv Patel at the crease.Rajasthan missed an opportunity to get rid of opener Brendon McCullum in the first over when Shaun Tait bowled the batsman off a no-ball. His back foot was touching the side crease and McCullum got a life early in the innings.Rajasthan did manage to open their account, but it wasn’t the big-hitter McCullum’s wicket. Jacob Oram scalped opposition captain Mahela Jayawardene cheaply in the second over when the score was 26/1, but that hardly made a difference as soon new man Parthiv Patel and McCullum started hitting away at the bowlers.Kochi were 45/1 in three overs — a massive 15-run average. But the first ball of the next over brought some cheer for the Rajasthan team as offie Nayan Doshi got rid of McCullum with his turner that beat the batsman to crash against his stumps on 29. In the 12 balls that McCullum played, he hit four sixes and one four. Kochi were 45/2 post his fall.However, the flurry of sixes continued as soon Hodge hit two fours and a six in the same over off Doshi.In within minutes, Kochi were scoring their home run with Parthiv Patel (21 n.o.) and Brad Hodge (22 n.o.) at the crease.advertisementRajasthan inningsKochi bowlers struck thick and fast as Rajasthan were bowled out for 97. Aussie offie Brad Hodge was the pick of the Kochi bowlers. He ended with impressive figures of 4-0-13-4.Aussie offie Brad Hodge was the pick of he Kochi bowlers. He ended with impressive figures of 4-0-13-4.Kochi captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to field. The decision bore rich dividends as the Rajasthan openers Rahul Dravid and Faiz Fazal fell early. First RP Singh got rid of Fazal on the last ball of the third over when the score was 18 and then S Sreesanth scalped Dravid on the first ball of the next over to reduce Rajasthan to 18/2.In his next over Sreesanth struck again and Ajinkya Rahane was seen walking back adjudged LBW on 8 and the team total was 26/3.In the ninth over Kochi medium-pacer Prasanth Parameswaran surprised Shane Watson with a quicker ball that clipped his pads and went on to strike against his stumps when he was batting on 20. And Rajasthan were down to 63/4.There was no respite for the Rajasthan batsmen as wickets kept falling quickly and regularly. In the 10th over Aussie Brad Hodge’s turner got rid of Pinal Shah to reduce the opposition to 68/5. In his next over Hodge scalped Jacob Oram on a duck and Rajasthan were down to 77/6 in 11.2 overs.Captain Shane Warne too did not stay for long and walked back, bowled out by a Hodge turner on the first ball of the 14th over. Rajasthan were in deep trouble now, with just 81 runs on board they had lost seven wickets.In the same over new man Ankeet Chavan ended up getting run out and Rajasthan were another wicket less with just one run added to the total.Ashok Menaria, who was batting with gusto all this while became Hodge’s fourth victim. Menaria wanted to loft the Aussie spinner towards the long-off boundary, but ended up giving a catch to Owais Shah on 31.Soon Rajasthan team were back in the dugout, all out on 97 with nine balls to spare.last_img read more