Desiderio walks the talk in UP’s last-second win over UST

first_imgNadal travels long road to win 16th Slam title at US Open MOST READ Despite the bad shooting, Desiderio still finished with a team-high 17 points on 5-of-19 clip“I always imagine myself hitting a game-winning three-point shot,” said Desiderio. “And I was confident I was going to make it because I’ve been practicing that shot constantly. And when Coach Bo called timeout I said in the huddle ‘when I’m open give it to me and I’ll make it.’”  Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Break new ground Winning start “This game is ours, I will make the shot,” he told his teammates in Filipino during the timeout with 5.3 ticks remaining.True enough, Desiderio backed up his bold declaration as he knocked down the last-second 3-pointer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’ve shot so many threes today and would I shy away from throwing the last one? No, I won’t. And coach Bo [Perasol] told us that if we’re open, we’ll shoot it so I shot it and it went in,” said Desiderio.Desiderio was 1-of-10 from deep prior to his game-winner but his confidence did not falter. University of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio celebrates after hitting the game-winning 3-pointer to beat University of Santo Tomas. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the game on the line, Paul Desiderio wanted the ball in his hands and he delivered. on Sunday.Desiderio was struggling all game long but with University of the Philippines trailing University of Santo Tomas, 73-71, with 1.1 seconds left, the veteran guard knew exactly how the game was going to end.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’last_img read more

Raring to end skid, Doliguez vows ‘different’ fighter will show up vs Brazilian foe

first_imgElorde MMA’s Roy Doliguez. Photo by Randolph LeongsonJAKARTA — Roy Doliguez is confident his first win in the ONE Championship is just a day away.The Filipino bet is looking end his futility in the promotion on Saturday when he takes on Yago Bryan of Brazil in their strawweight battle at ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Folayang believes Eustaquio ready for bigger fights Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ “This is mine,” Doliguez kept on repeating as he met with select members of the media at Nam Hotel here on Friday.Doliguez, who has a professional record of 6-4, has lost all his three matches in ONE Championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd the 35-year-old wants to get that triumph as quick as he can as he tries to go for the knockout.“My game plan is to knock him out. I never stopped training and even went to Wildcard Boxing Gym in General Santos just to train. So I have the advantage in boxing,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start LATEST STORIES Break new ground But Doliguez isn’t underestimating his foe, with Bryan also gunning to end his own two-match losing skid and nab his first win in ONE Championship.He believes that most of the match will be fought standing, but he’s well prepared if the former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion takes the match to the ground.“I know that he’s going for the takedown, but he can’t resist on engaging on a boxing match against me because of his brazilian jiu-jitsu background. But boxing should be my advantage, and if he wants to go on a striking duel with me, I know that I’m smarter than him. I have a plan against him,” he said.Raring to leave the dark chapters of his career behind, Doliguez vowed that the fighter entering the cage on Saturday will be a whole new fighter.“I guarantee, what you will see will be a good fight. It’s going to be a new Roy Doliguez who is going to be aggressive,” he said. “This chance is mine and this fight is mine.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Two-day PBA Draft Combine starts Monday

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny All 44 applicants are expected to show up as part of their requirement to proceed to the final list.Anthropometry and other performance and skills tests will be gauged in day one, while the neophytes will be divided to six teams, composed of seven to eight players, in a mini-tournament scheduled in day two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCoaches and scouts from all 12 teams are expected to show up and evaluate the talents in the two-day event to see who they deem picking come draft day.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is set on October 29 at Robinsons Place Manila. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Odds even It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ LA Tenorio addresses the PBA hopefuls in last year’s Draft Combine. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBluechip recruits Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena are expected to go 1-2 in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.But for the rest of the field, they can have a chance to boost their stocks and move up the board as they try to impress coaches and scouts in the 2017 PBA Draft Combine set on Monday and Tuesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Little-known PUP graduate tries luck in PBA Draft

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I was still feeling my way. I was nervous, but I’m happy that I was able to play alongside them,” he said.Whether or not he gets selected, Geronimo is already happy that he tried his best to make his dreams come true as he hopes to become an inspiration to fellow lesser-known players in terms of shooting for the stars.“I want to prove that I can play here and I can give inspiration to all who dreams to play in the PBA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Christian Geronimo. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netLittle-known Christian Geronimo sees him joining the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft as his shot to make his dreams come true.Showcasing his talents alongside heralded counterparts, the PUP graduate admitted he was humbled to play with guys like Kiefer Ravena, Jason Perkins, Lervin Flores, and Robbie Herndon.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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “It’s overwhelming and I really felt the nerves,” he admitted in Filipino. “But all I’m thinking about is I need to do this because it’s always been my dream to play in the PBA.”The 29-year-old knows his chances of getting drafted are slim, but there’s no harm in trying as he left his job as a sales agent in a car company a year ago to prepare for this draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“My coach in PUP told me that I’m already 29 so I should try getting drafted. I really had doubts, but I decided that I should give it a go,” he shared. “Since resigning for my job, all I did was to play basketball and have a better conditioning to be ready for the draft.”Geronimo’s skills were tested in the two-day 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine as he shared the court with bluechip stalwarts. And although at times, he felt like he was out of place, he was satisfied to be able to keep up with the likes of Ravena and Herndon. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next John Wall on Lonzo Ball: ‘His dad does all the talking for him’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Ceres, Global try to seal title berths

first_imgView comments Rivals Petron, Foton face off; Cocolife tries to stretch upset run vs F2 Aggregate scores will determine the winner of the two semifinals duels with the away goals rule applied in the event of a tie. Extra time will be played if ties are not broken after the two legs.The semifinal matches carry a huge incentive with the winners not only disputing the maiden PFL trophy but also gaining automatic berths to the group stage of the AFC Cup as announced by the Asian Football Confederation early this week.The PFL champion will also earn a qualifying spot in the top-tier AFC Champions League in January, but it will still have the AFC Cup to return to in the event that it fails to advance. The Philippines could have three clubs playing continental football next year if the PFL champion reaches the AFC Champions League group stage as the PFL third place team will qualify for the AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours BACOLOD CITY—Ceres Negros and Global Cebu aim to build on their first leg advantage as they gun for finals berths when they clash with different foes in the Philippines Football League on Saturday.The Busmen who beat Kaya Makati, 1-0, on Sunday on Stephan Schrock’s stoppage time strike, hope to get the job done at Panaad Stadium where they have lost only once this year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “We know Kaya will do everything to win, but you can be sure that we can do everything to win as well,” said Schrock. “We don’t want to disappoint our supporters here.”Global, the fourth seed, seeks to complete a stunning reversal against top seed Meralco Manila in the simultaneous kickoff at 7 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseDespite struggling for majority of the match, coach Akbar Nawas’ side still came away with a thrilling 2-1 win in the first leg thanks to late goals from Wesley Dos Santos and Pika Minegishi on Saturday.But Tahj Minniecon also scored what could be a critical away goal for the Sparks, who only need a 1-0 victory to advance to the finals. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Painters turn back Road Warriors

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia wasn’t exaggerating when he said two nights before that he had witnessed his team’s best practice.The Elasto Painters justified that claim when they ran roughshod on NLEX Friday night, 97-86, and Garcia now has just one wish as Rain or Shine jockeys for playoff position in the PBA Philippine Cup: “I just hope we can be consistent in playing this way.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Playing without Greg Slaughter and Joe Devance, the Kings dropped to 2-4 like the Road Warriors.Ahanmisi drained 5-of-7 triple tries and helped the Painters lead by as large as 21 with the help of a Rain or Shine defense that was unrelenting in the second half.The Painters thwarted several Road Warrior rallies that had NLEX coming within 10 points a couple of times in that period.NLEX tumbled to a fourth straight defeat after opening up with two victories.The Road Warriors continued their tailspin because they simply could not execute when they needed to—and the Rain or Shine defense had a lot to do with that.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ It was a great way to bounce back for Rain or Shine, which became the butt of jokes after losing to doormat KIA Picanto, 98-94, over the weekend, and Garcia did a good job in making his Painters move on from that debacle.“I just told them that we cannot take that back,” Garcia said in Filipino after drawing 20 points from point guard Maverick Ahanmisi and twin digits from three others at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.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 folk“I just asked them to focus on our next six games, because that will be very important.”The win was the third in six games for the Painters, the same record now held by Phoenix Petroleum, which held on later in the night to clip Barangay Ginebra, 87-82. Meanwhile, Alaska and Magnolia shoot to extend their respective winning streaks to four when they collide with separate sides in a Petron Saturday Special double-header also at the fabled Big Dome floor.The Aces take the court against Blackwater at 4:30 p.m., looking to win four straight for the first time in what seems like ages, while the Hotshots try to keep solo second place when they tangle with TNT KaTropa at 6:45 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano whips San Beda, books outright semifinal berth Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

La Salle seniors take leadership mantle in Fajardo’s absence

first_imgFor the better part of her five-year stay in La Salle, Kim Fajardo was one of the team’s undisputed leaders not only on the matted floor but also off of it.ADVERTISEMENT And now that the wily setter has left the Lady Spikers’ camp, it’s up to the remaining seniors to fill in the void Fajardo left.Season 79 MVP Mary Joy Baron is aware of Fajardo’s importance in the team, but she’s confident that, together with Kim Kianna Dy and Dawn Macandili, the team’s senior players are capable of guiding the team in Season 80.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 folk“Of course this will be a big adjustment for us since Ate Kim is no longer with us,” said Baron in Filipino. “Although I think we can still compensate for her absence.”“I think the leadership role will fall to me, Kianna [Dy], Dawn [Macandili] and Des [Cheng] because we’re the seniors in the team.” Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – 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 Amid Ginebra’s injury woes, Cone expects more from Ferrer, Mariano “It’s not just a setter that was gone, but a leader,” said Macandili in Filipino. “So us seniors we’re trying to be as good as a leader as Ate Kim. Right now we’re all helping each other out to guide our younger teammates.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo was an integral part of La Salle’s three championships from Seasons 75 through 79, a span of time when they faced Ateneo for five straight years.Dy, who was the Season 78 Finals MVP, echoed Baron’s statements that filling in for the role Fajardo left will require not just one person.“We handle things differently, let’s say this person is more vocal, and this one leads by example,” said Dy in Filipino. “I think that’s something good that we’re not all the same. We have our own strengths, and we have different ways to lead.”“And now that we’re the seniors, when we’re on the court we should be the last ones to give up especially now that a lot of the players on the team are young,” added Dy.Macandili, La Salle’s defensive dynamo, added that Fajardo’s departure isn’t just a positional vacancy.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ross fined for ‘detrimental’ comment; Refs, barker suspended for blunder

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOn the heels of the controversial fracas late in the Ginebra-San Miguel last Sunday, the has PBA suspended all four referees officiating the game and two table officials.Beermen guard Chris Ross was also fined a total of P25,800 for his action late in the duel— P20,000 fine for issuing statements detrimental to the league, and P5,800 for the two technical fouls he incurred in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Referee Jerry Borja, the calling official who is responsible for knowing the designated shooter, was handed a three-week suspension, while fellow umpires Noy Guevarra, who was the one who handed the ball to Chris Ross for the free throw, crew chief Jimmy Mariano and fourth official Mardy Montoya were also suspended for a week.Book scorer Lito Mendegoria and barker Noel Zarate also weren’t spared as they will serve a week of suspension for their participation in the confusion.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 folkControversy marred the tussle etween the two powerhouse teams when, with Ginebra leading 98-95, Borja gave the ball to Ross to take the free throw attempt with 4.5 seconds remaining — a shot that was supposed to be for teammate Chico Lanete, who was fouled on the prior rebound play.Zarate even announced that Ross was taking the shot before the Beermen sued for time and before the mistake was pointed out. The infraction led to LA Tenorio’s technical freebie that  iced the Gin Kings’ 100-96 victory.Troy Rosario was also slapped with a P5,000 fine for a landing spot foul in TNT’s game against Magnolia last Saturday.Lee sprained his left ankle after the foul, but the Hotshots were still able to hold on to the 91-83 win over the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Cold-blooded Dela Virgen, clutch Pontejos carry JRU to second win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Chris Ross credits teammates for near triple double PLAY LIST 01:00Chris Ross credits teammates for near triple double05:38San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series01:21Three Boomers players suspended by FIBA over Gilas – Australia brawl02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Koreas begin basketball friendlies in latest peace gesture

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Japan captain retiring after World Cup dreams dashed “Once they started playing, the players showed quick chemistry and I was proud of them,” said Lee Moon-kyu, the head coach of South Korea’s women’s team, who will also lead a combined Koreas team at the Asian Games next month in Indonesia. Lee, who plans to bring two or three North Korean players to the Asian Games, said he was impressed with “No. 9 and No. 7 on Team Peace,” referring to North Korea’s Ri Jong Ok and Jang Mi Kyong.North Korea’s sports minister, Kim Il Guk, said in a speech that the games reflect the “revered determination of the leaders of the North and South to bring forward the future of a self-reliant unification.”The South Korean delegation, including 50 players and government officials, arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday on two military aircraft.“It feels like the first time I came here all over again,” said Hur Jae, head coach of South Korea’s men’s national team, who previously visited Pyongyang for a joint game in 2003. Hur, a former guard whose two sons are among the players who traveled to the North, talked about his friendship with retired North Korean player Ri Myong Hun, a 7-foot-9 (2.35-meter) center who anchored the country’s national team during the 1990s and early 2000s.“There was a buzz when I shared a glass of soju and talked with Ri Myong Hun in 2003,” Hur said. Ri did not attend a dinner reception for South Korean players on Tuesday, and it wasn’t immediately clear whether he was at the games on Wednesday.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 The exchanges are the latest result of a diplomatic outreach to the South that Kim announced during his annual New Year’s speech. That led to the North’s participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February and two summits between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Kim has also met with China’s President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump.The inter-Korean summits have facilitated a slew of goodwill gestures between the Koreas, which have also agreed to field combined teams at the Asian Games.Basketball diplomacy has something of a history in North Korea.Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arranged a game in Pyongyang in 2014 for Kim’s birthday.South Korea’s Hyundai business group built a basketball stadium in Pyongyang during a previous era of rapprochement between North and South Korea, and a joint game was played there in 2003. Two rounds of inter-Korean basketball games were also played in 1999.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil South Korean basketball players arrive at a hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. South Korean basketball teams and officials arrived on Tuesday to take part in the inter-Korean basketball match in Pyongyang. (Korea Pool via AP)SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas on Wednesday began two days of friendly basketball games in Pyongyang in their latest goodwill gesture amid a diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.Players from North and South Korea were mixed into two teams that competed against each other at the North Korean capital’s Ryugyong Jong Ju Yong Gymnasium.ADVERTISEMENT A capacity crowd of 12,000 at the arena applauded as the two women’s teams — dressed in white jerseys that read “Peace” and green jerseys that read “Prosperity” — marched onto the court holding hands. Team Prosperity defeated Team Peace 103-102, with North Korea’s Ro Suk Yong scoring 18 points, according to pool reports. The game between the men’s mixed teams that followed ended in a 102-102 tie.The South Koreans will play against the North Korean men’s and women’s teams on Thursday before returning home on Friday.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 games precede a visit to North Korea by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for meetings over the future of the North’s nuclear program.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a noted basketball fan, didn’t appear at the gymnasium on Wednesday. It wasn’t clear whether he would attend on Thursday. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

UAAP: Manganti game-winner lifts Adamson past UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES Manganti with the winner! Ahanmisi with the steal! Adamson pulls off the comeback! 69-68. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/2OPPW5FXCR— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 26, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss After falling behind 57-47 at the end of the third, the Soaring Falcons reached second wind with a 10-1 run for a 67-66 lead with 1:39 remaining. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kris Porter banking on hardwork, confidence in PBA Draft bid Sean Manganti nailed the game winner as Adamson University pulled the rug from under University of the Philippines, 69-68, for its fourth straight win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Manganti finished with 18 points for the Soaring Falcons while Jerrick Ahanmisi added 15 points on 3-of-7 shooting from long range.Papi Sarr held Adamson’s paint with 11 points and 11 rebounds.Akhuetie had a terrific game of 20 points and 20 rebounds for the Fighting Maroons, who are on a three-game slide. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Bright Akhuetie put the Fighting Maroons back ahead with a putback off Paul Desiderio’s miss with 5.7 seconds to go before Manganti came through for Adamson.The Soaring Falcons improved to a perfect 4-0 and buried the Fighting Maroons to 1-3.Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren, though, wasn’t too head over heels after their dramatic win and instead reminded his players not to rest on their laurels.“We allowed UP to dictate the game and we drifted away from what we’re supposed to be doing and the players can attest to this that we’re kind of selfish,” said Pumaren. “I’ve been telling them that 3-0 is nothing, 4-0 is nothing, if we win the championship they can probably start acting that way.”“I appreciate the players and the coaches because they push themselves. We were in deep water already but in spite of that we were able to regain our composure.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more