Marcial brings experience, demeanor to PBA Commissioner’s Office

first_imgWillie Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netExperience and expertise became Willie Marcial’s biggest asset when the PBA Board of Governors tapped him as the league’s 10th commissioner on Thursday.“It is important that we have somebody there  who grew up in the PBA, who understands the PBA and its by-laws, and who has been mentored by many of the PBA commissioners in the past,” said league chairman Ricky Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments He has since worked closely with former PBA chiefs Sonny Barrios, Chito Salud, and Chito Narvasa, working his way up the ladder to his concurrent post as the PBA’s communications and external affairs director.READ: ‘Marcial law’: Belga, Brondial first to swap fines for community serviceNot only was Marcial the league’s longtime media bureau chief, Marcial also served as a special assistant to the commissioner over the years.“We’re in a scenario such as this where we are going through a difficult situation, we are going through change. And we felt that it is very appropriate, and maybe it was God’s will, that we have somebody like Willie who will see us through in this organization through this process,” said Vargas.With the PBA entering a new age, the Board of Governors have expressed confidence in the newly-installed commissioner as they themselves have observed the changes, with more fans regaining their trust in the PBA as evidenced by the bigger crowds trooping to the venues.ADVERTISEMENT READ: PBA now ‘letting players play’“The PBA is back and we heard that in the social media, and we give thanks to Willie for that. I’m getting excited to see more people in the venue who are really enjoying the games,” said Vargas. “He accepted the challenge and he looks forward with humility on his contributions to his stint as our commissioner.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1st major title, top rank at stake in Halep-Wozniacki final LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcial has been unanimously appointed by the Board as the new chieftain and will serve the term for the next three years.READ: Willie Marcial is new PBA commissioner 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“(Marcial) is probably one who has learned over the years in the PBA, learning from various types of commissioners, and knows so much of what that entails. So he will bring with him that experience, he will bring with him that demeanor, as opposed to getting a fresh candidate.”Marcial, 56, worked his way up the ranks from being a statistician during the time of Leo Prieto to serving as a floor director with TV coveror Vintage Enterprises from the commissionership of Rudy Salud to Jun Bernardino. He then joined the PBA under commissioner Noli Eala. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READlast_img read more

Mayweather drops another hint at MMA fight

first_imgPhoto taken from Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram accountMMA fighter Conor McGregor switched to the boxing ring to make one of the richest professional fights in history possible and now Floyd Mayweather hints he might return the favor.Mayweather, who hasn’t fought since knocking out McGregor in that boxing match last year, teased fans Friday night by posting a picture on his Twitter page of himself wearing mixed martial arts gloves and standing in a UFC cage.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Read 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 He said “Come at the king, you best not miss…”Mayweather’s August fight with the Irishman was supposed to be his last as it secured his perfect 50-0 record. But the American has retired several times only to negotiate “comeback” fights for bigger paydays.  LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Davis’ 43 points lead Pelicans past Thunder Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Billion Dollar Man,” Mayweather said in the tweet.Mayweather and McGregor’s cross-combat fight in August failed to live up to the hype in the ring as veteran Mayweather easily outpunched the inexperienced McGregor, but it did well at the box office.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 folkThe contest generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America, trailing only Mayweather’s 2015 world title boxing match with Filipino Manny Pacquiao that generated 4.6 million buys and earned $600 million. It is the second time this week Mayweather has teased his fans with the idea. Earlier this week he posted video on Twitter and Instagram of himself shadow boxing in a cage.last_img read more

Lyceum gets revenge, beats San Beda to take PCCL title

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed After San Beda took a 58-57 lead early in the fourth on Javee Mocon’s free throw, Lyceum raced to a 9-0 run capped off by two charities from Jaycee Marcelino to take a 66-58 buffer with 4:21 left.The Red Lions managed to cut the deficit to four, 68-62, after Clint Doliguez converted on a three-point play, but Marcelino answered with an elbow jumper and extened Lyceum’s lead to 68-62 with 44.9 seconds left.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 folkAlthough this was a rematch of the NCAA finals, Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson reminded his team to think about their goal and not just getting their revenge against San Beda.“What I reminded the team, and even myself, was that it’s not about San Beda and it’s about the vision we started, it just so happened that San Beda is still in our path,” said Robinson, who led the Pirates to an 18-0 campaign in the NCAA preliminaries. Petron eager to get back to title contention after last season’s blunder UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lyceum Pirates named PCCL champions. Photo by Bong LozadaLyceum avenged its heartbreak in the NCAA Finals and got back at San Beda, 70-66, to take the national title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates limited the NCAA champions to just nine points in the fourth quarter while scoring 16 of their own en route to the crown.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Coach Boyet [Fernandez] made me work hard because he’s always there when we play, and I have so much respect for him. And the team kept it together, and one thing I reminded my players is to play in the moment and don’t worry about the future.”Marcelino, who won the Finals MVP plum, finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, and three steals to lead the Pirates to their first major championship under Robinson.Mike Harry Nzeusseu put up a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Pirates.Mocon led the Red Lions with 24 points and eight rebounds while Donald Tankoua had a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bumgarner breaks hand when hit by line drive, needs surgery

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Albert Pujols hit his first spring training homer for Los Angeles. Jake Smolinski finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle for Oakland.CUBS 4, BREWERS 3Ian Happ hit his sixth homer. Tyler Chatwood allowed two runs, six hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings and also hit an RBI double.MARINERS 5, WHITE SOX 5,James Shields struck out three in three shutout innings. Dan Vogelbach hit his sixth homer, Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Craig Dedelow had a tying three-run drive in the eighth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ELSEWHERE AROUND THE GRAPEFRUIT AND CACTUS LEAGUESDODGERS 10, ROYALS (SS) 0Clayton Kershaw stretched his scoreless streak to 21 1/3 innings with 6 2/3 innings in his final tuneup for Thursday’s opener against San Francisco. He allowed a leadoff single to Jon Jay and no other hits. He struck out four and walked none in his first appearance since turning 30 on Monday. Ricky Nolasco, who signed with Kansas City on March 7, allowed eight runs, five hits and two walks over 2 2/3 innings in his first start.RED SOX 5, YANKEES 0Aaron Judge hit leadoff for the first time in his professional career and went 1 for 4. Masahiro Tanaka gave up one run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Boston’s Sam Travis hit his sixth home run and Ivan De Jesus Jr. had three hits, including a home run.CARDINALS 5, METS 1Michael Conforto went 1 for 4 as a designated hitter on his first big league game action since surgery Sept. 6 to repair a tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder.PHILLIES 8, PIRATES 2Maikel Franco hit a two-run homer and a grand slam after entering with a .167 average in 48 at-bats. Aaron Nola allowed four hits in his last outing before his first opening-day start, at Cincinnati.ORIOLES 6, RAYS (SS) 1 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments “It’s just a downer. This was a short day. I feel for him,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Obviously, we know what he means to us, but where he was, how well he’s thrown the ball all spring. Unfortunately, you’ve got to deal with these things. But this one certainly was a downer today because we were all getting ready to go to San Francisco and now we’ve got to make some adjustments.”After six straight seasons with double-digit wins, more than 200 innings and 30-plus starts, Bumgarner went 4-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 17 starts last season and threw just 111 innings.Bochy wasn’t ready to say whether right-hander Johnny Cueto would move into the No. 1 spot and pitch Thursday’s opener at the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Jeff Samardzija has a strained pectoral muscle that will shut him down for at least a week and likely force him to start the season on the disabled list.“This is horrible news for us,” Bochy said. “There’s nothing else we can do now except push on.”Cheslor Cuthbert hit a solo home run off Bumgarner and had four hits. Pablo Sandoval hit his third homer for the Giants.ADVERTISEMENT Villanova 3s shoot down West Virginia pressure Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For the second consecutive season, the San Francisco Giants will be without injured ace Madison Bumgarner for a while.Bumgarner broke a bone in his pitching hand Friday when it was hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield during a spring training game.ADVERTISEMENT Baltimore opening-day starter Dylan Bundy yielded one run and five hits in five innings, and Chris Davis and Trey Mancini hit two-run homers. Kean Wong, a brother of Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong, had a pair of hits for the Rays.RAYS (SS) 6, BLUE JAYS 5Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ allowed two hits in four scoreless innings. C.J. Cron had three hits, and Rays closer Alex Colome fanned one in a perfect sixth.TIGERS 11, BRAVES 3James McCann doubled twice and drove in five runs. Detroit’s Norris gave up three runs — two earned — three hits and four walks in five innings. Anibal Sanchez made his second start for Atlanta, allowing three runs and seven hits in five innings. Freddie Freeman hit his second homer.ASTROS (SS) 2, TWINS 2Ryan LaMarre’s double leading off the ninth inning was the first hit for Minnesota and Tanner English followed his first homer. J.D. Davis hit a pair of solo homers, raising his total to five.ROCKIES 8, REDS 2Homer Bailey, picked to start the Reds’ opener, allowed consecutive homers in the fourth to Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez. Bailey, limited to 26 starts over the past three seasons because of injuries to his forearm and elbow, gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings.ATHLETICS 4, ANGELS 2 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ LATEST STORIES The Giants said X-rays showed the 28-year-old fractured the fifth metacarpal on the outside of his left hand. Bumgarner said the timeline for recovery is four to six weeks and he will have a pin inserted into his pinkie Saturday.“It’s tough. But I can handle it,” Bumgarner said. “These guys can handle it. This obviously was not what I was expecting out of my last start. But it happened and I can deal with it.”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 folkBumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, missed nearly three months with a shoulder injury last season after a dirt bike accident on April 20 during an off day in Colorado.His latest setback is a huge blow to the Giants as they try to rebound from a surprising last-place finish in the NL West with 98 losses. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismlast_img read more

Clippers rally to beat Bucks, improve playoff hopes

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ They made 3-pointers on four straight possessions — by four different players — for a 105-96 lead.Jordan had 12 points and 16 rebounds, and Lou Williams added 16 points off the bench.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 crownLos Angeles trails Minnesota by 1 ½ games for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth.Milos Teodosic got their 3-point run going in the first quarter, when he made four of the Clippers’ seven 3-pointers. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bucks: Backup C Thon Maker sat out with a right groin strain. … Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers attended.Clippers: They have won five of seven against the Bucks, including a 127-120 win last week. … F Danilo Gallinari (right hand contusion, non-displaced fracture) could return Friday at Portland or Sunday against Indiana. He’s missed 17 games with the latest in a string of injuries this season.UP NEXTBucks: Visit Golden State on Thursday. They lost to the Warriors 108-94 at home on Jan. 12.Clippers: Visit Phoenix on Wednesday in the second game of a back-to-back, their last one of the season. They are 3-7 on the road in the second game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Warriors don’t have enough down stretch, lose to Pacers Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points and Khris Middleton added 22 for the Bucks, who opened a four-game Western Conference swing by having their two-game winning streak snapped.The Clippers came out strongly to start the second quarter, extending their lead to 16 on a dunk by Williams.But Middleton and the Bucks chipped away, outscoring the Clippers 26-15 in the third. Antetokounmpo had 10 points to help send Milwaukee into the fourth leading 82-78.The Bucks ended the third on a 9-0 run, including back-to-back baskets by Tyler Zeller that gave them their first lead since the initial basket of the game.TIP-INADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)LOS ANGELES — Tobias Harris scored 19 points, DeAndre Jordan had a double-double and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied after blowing a 16-point lead to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-98 on Tuesday night and boost their playoff hopes.The Clippers hit six 3-pointers in the fourth, when they were down by five and launched a 13-0 run to go back in front 96-88.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Markkanen, hot-shooting Bulls top playoff-bound Wizards

first_imgChicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, drives as Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott guards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Chicago. The Bulls won 113-94. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — After coach Fred Hoiberg went home sick, rookie Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls came out shooting feverishly.Markkanen scored 23 points and connected on 5 of 8 3-pointers to lead Chicago to a 113-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Bobby Portis had 18 points and hit 4 of 5 from long range, and Sean Kilpatrick added 14 points. The Bulls shot 52.4 percent overall from the floor and were 18-for-34 on 3s — matching their season high — as Hoiberg missed the game with an upper-respiratory infection.Hoiberg left United Center before tipoff, leaving associate head coach Jim Boylen to direct Chicago to its second straight win following a seven-game skid.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“I thought we were focused from the start,” Boylen said. “We talked about a first-quarter edge. I thought we had it.”The Bulls sizzled early against the playoff-bound Wizards, who rested five-time All-Star John Wall. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “That’s different than Fred calling me at 9 (a.m.), saying, ‘I think I’m struggling. You’ve got to be ready,’” Boylen said.Boylen admitted he had fun coaching, but added, “I feel bad for Fred. I’ve never seen him this sick before.”TIP-INSWizards: Brooks said Wall “felt pretty good” on Sunday, but plans for how to use the star in Washington’s final five regular-season games haven’t been finalized. Washington plays two back-to-back sets down the stretch. … F Markieff Morris started on Sunday after leaving Saturday’s game with flu-like symptoms after nine minutes.Bulls: G Zach LaVine (left knee tendinitis) and G Kris Dunn (right toe sprain) both missed their ninth straight games. Hoiberg, who met with reporters before the game despite being ill, said their status is day-to-day. … G Antonio Blakeney (left wrist fracture) and F Paul Zipser (left foot pain) also were inactive. … Robin Lopez was back in the lineup, starting at center on his 30th birthday, after sitting out Friday’s 90-82 win in Orlando. Lopez was fined $25,000 for yelling at officials and failing to leave the court quickly after he was ejected in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s loss at Miami on Thursday.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Houston on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game trip.Bulls: Host Charlotte on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Simmons, Sixers beat Hornets 10th straight win Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chicago shot 60.9 percent in the quarter and connected on 8 of 11 3-point attempts, with Markkanen and Portis each sinking three from long range.Markkanen nailed his first 3 just over three minutes in to set an early rhythm.“Of course it helps when you make the first one, but I always think it’s going in,” said the 20-year-old Finn. “Just trying to take my normal shots and today they were falling a little bit better.”“We ran a couple of things for him early just to get him to his spots where he can score and make plays,” Boylen added.The Bulls kept connecting. Chicago upped its field-goal percentage to 64.3 and went 11-for-17 on 3s in the first half. Markkanen led with 15 points and four 3-pointers at the break and Chicago ahead 68-59.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Otto Porter Jr. led the Wizards with 17 points. Bradley Beal scored 15 points and reserve Mike Scott added 14.Wall remained on the bench against Chicago after playing 33 minutes in his first game in over two months on Saturday. The slick point guard had 15 points and 14 assists in the Wizards’ playoff-clinching 107-93 win over Charlotte.Before Saturday, Wall had last played on Jan. 25, six days before he underwent left knee surgery. The Wizards went 15-12 during that absence and they were flat on Sunday without their high-tempo star whom coach Scott Brooks called his team’s “Ferrari.”“We made the playoffs, but are we just excited about making the playoffs?” Brooks said. “That’s the question we have to ask.“We weren’t ready mentally. When you’re not ready mentally you’re not going to have a chance to win and that was the game tonight. They were just running their offense and we were chasing them around with no purpose.”The Bulls opened a 15-point lead late in the first quarter before Washington finished the frame with a 6-0 run to cut it to 36-27. Getting a lift from Scott and others off their bench, the Wizards trimmed the Bulls’ lead to four points three times in the second quarter.The Bulls maintained their hot shooting pace throughout first half before cooling down in the second.“They came out and just shot 3s,” Beal said. “That’s pretty much all they did. For the most part, we couldn’t guard the 3-point line.”Chicago then effectively managed its lead — and used all but one bench player — before pulling away late.NOT THE FIRST TIMEBoylen stepped in as a head coach once before, taking over for Gregg Popovich with San Antonio on Jan. 17, 2014, after Popovich was ejected in a loss to Portland. View commentslast_img read more

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a call during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)OAKLAND, Calif. — One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State.The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do what they seem to do best: bounce back with brilliance.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Pacquiao dismisses rumors, says fight vs Matthysse will happen As the Western Conference finals showdown shifts to Oracle Arena for Sunday’s Game 3, tied at one game apiece, the Warriors have spent the past few days discussing their Game 2 troubles and what they’re striving to do in order not to be dominated again.It’s time to play.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“I think we’re at our best when we feel threatened,” Green said Saturday. “Game 1 we felt threatened, we came out with a sense of urgency. Game 2 we maybe didn’t feel as threatened and the sense of urgency wasn’t there. I think you’re allowed one of those a series. We’ve had our one, now it’s time to lock in for the remainder of the series.”And for the Warriors that starts on the defensive end against Chris Paul, James Harden and Co., because when they get stops it allows Golden State to get going in transition and find open looks from 3-point range that weren’t there during a 127-105 Game 2 defeat Wednesday night at Houston. That was largely because the Rockets had ample time to set their defense following made baskets. Houston is making sure not to get too high from its impressive result. The Rockets lost Game 1, 119-106.“Feels like Game 2 was a week ago now. That’s how it is in the playoffs,” Paul said. “I heard somebody say when you lose a game in the playoffs, you feel like you’re never going to win again, and when you win, you feel like you’re never going to lose again. We’ve done a great job all year staying even-keeled.”The task gets tougher for the Rockets at one of the league’s most imposing venues.Golden State has won an NBA record-tying 15 straight postseason home games, matching the Chicago Bulls’ mark from April 27, 1990-May 21, 1991.“The Warriors at Oracle are a different story for sure,” Stephen Curry said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Coach Steve Kerr spoke last week to former Warriors coach Mark Jackson about Golden State’s resiliency over years now.Just as they did in losing once in each of the first two rounds, the Warriors hardly looked strong in Game 2. Kerr insists that rebounding from a bad loss is hardly about coaching, patting his chest to note that his players take it upon themselves based on their passion to respond from defeat.“It’s a series. We’re not going to knock them out in one game,” Kevin Durant said. “Bad games happen throughout playoff series, throughout a season, throughout a career. So just move on, keep getting better and see what happens next game.”And the Warriors aren’t worried about Curry rediscovering his shooting rhythm after making only two 3-pointers — one in each game — so far this series.It might just take one to fall for the two-time MVP to start feeling it again. Or not even one.“I only need one, that’s all I need,” Curry said. “Actually I might not need any because hopefully that first one that I shoot in Game 3 goes in, so I don’t really need any.”Golden State, which realized it wouldn’t go a record 16-1 like last postseason’s remarkable run to a second title in three years, responded from defeats in the first round to San Antonio and then against the Pelicans in the Western Conference semifinals.“It’s not just this year it’s the last four years,” Kerr said. “It shows you the resilience of our team. I was talking to Mark Jackson last week and I said, ’When I knew how tough this team was, I think it was 2013 when Mark was coaching and they lost at the buzzer to Denver on the road in Game 1, Andre Miller hit a shot. The Warriors came back and won Game 2. They lost a heartbreaker in the next round to San Antonio at San Antonio, they had an 18-point lead with about five minutes left. A devastating loss, came back and won Game 2 on the road. I remember as a broadcaster watching those two games that showed what kind of guts these guys have. Mark agreed. We’ve both been blessed to coach the group. It’s not something that you coach, it’s just something that’s in them. Steph, Draymond, Andre (Iguodala) and Klay (Thompson), those are guys who have been here for a while, so then you add KD to that, a guy who’s seen everything in the playoffs. We’ve got a pretty resilient group.”Mike D’Antoni knows what his Rockets are up against now that the series shifts to the Warriors’ imposing home court.“We always talk about having a short memory, especially in bad times, but you have to have a short memory also in good times. Play with the same desperation. Play with the same force that we played offensively and defensively, knowing that they’ll have more of a force on their side,” D’Antoni said. “But we have to control what we can control, and make sure we’re aggressive.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST 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 awardlast_img read more

If the face fits: Tokyo 2020 to deploy facial recognition

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Tennis star Serena Williams struggling with ‘postpartum emotions’ FILE – In this July 22, 2018, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot “Miraitowa”, left, and Paralympic mascot “Someity”, right, pose with children for photographers during the mascot debut event in Tokyo. The countdown is on for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tuesday, July 24, marked two years to go until the opening ceremony will be held at the brand new National Stadium in central Tokyo.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)Hundreds of thousands of Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff and reporters will be scanned by cutting-edge facial recognition technology in an Olympic Games first, organizers said Tuesday.About 300,000 athletes, staff members, volunteers and reporters will be required to use their ID card and be verified with the facial recognition system to access venues.ADVERTISEMENT View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES This will be especially practical for the Tokyo Olympics as the venues are scattered widely around the massive Japanese capital, Iwashita added.The technology takes only 0.3 seconds to match up a face with a pre-registered photo, said Masaaki Suganuma, an official at NEC, which claims this is the world’s fastest such system.In an experiment conducted last year, access using an ID card and facial recognition was 2.5 times faster than using barcodes and visual checks as at previous Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ The security overhaul will prevent fraudulent entry by people borrowing, stealing or faking an ID card, said electronics giant NEC, which developed the technology. It will be rolled out across all facilities — including the 43 competition venues, athlete lodgings and media centers — but would not be used for spectators, organizers said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It is the first time facial recognition will be deployed for all people involved in the Olympics at all venues,” Olympic security chief Tsuyoshi Iwashita told reporters.“Higher security is needed for people involved in Olympics as they enter important areas. They also go in and out of venues so we decided to introduce the system for smooth entry,” he added.last_img read more

South Korean World Cup footballer banned over military service fakes

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Jang won an exemption by winning gold with the Taeguk Warriors at the 2014 Asian Games and submitted a document that he had completed nearly 200 hours of community service in December last year.But it was later discovered that there was heavy snow on the day that Jang claimed to have held outdoor football lessons.Jang apologized for his misconduct at the weekend and said he would carry out his community service duties after the current season.South Korea has recently hinted at a possible reform of the military service exemption programme, which critics say unfairly rewards athletes and artists for one-time achievements.Tottenham Hotspur star footballer Son Heung-min was among dozens of South Koreans who avoided being called up for military service by bringing home gold at this year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “This is to reinforce that anyone who stirs up controversy cannot join the national team,” the KFA said, adding that the tough penalty was aimed at “preventing similar cases in the future”.Jang will be permanently banned from playing for the country and fined 30 million won ($26,000) for “tarnishing the dignity” of the team, according to the association.FEATURED 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 ChrissNearly every able-bodied South Korean man aged 18 to 28 is required to complete 21 months of military service by law, but Olympic medal winners and Asian Games gold medallists are granted a special exemption.Instead, they are required to complete basic military training of up to 60 days, as well as 544 hours of sports-related community service. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – South Korea’s national football players, defender Kim Young-gwon (R) and defender Jang Hyun-soo (L) attend a press conference at the Spartak Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 15, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP)A South Korean World Cup footballer was banned for life from the national team for submitting false documents for his military service exemption, the Korea Football Association said on Thursday.Defender Jang Hyun-soo plays for FC Tokyo and has 58 caps, including an appearance in the 2016 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NCAA title could be cherry on top of Lyceum basketball program’s turnaround Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Airmen sizzle in AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics is an annual event where athletes from the Major Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police, and the Philippine Coast Guard compete with each other in a number of sports events thereby fostering fitness, discipline, teamwork and camaraderie. The events include relay, tug-of-war, boxing, marathon, triathlon, shooting, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, football, swimming, arnis, karatedo, taekwondo and chess.Army won the overall title with 11 gold medals, followed  by PAF with nine gold medals. Third place went to PNP.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippine Air Force table tennis team made history as it extended its reign to four straight years in the recent AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics.Bannered by skipper Col. Dennis Estrella, the Airmen soared in the final stage of the double-round robin competitions to frustrate  arch-rival Philippine National Police.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img PNP demonstrates proper disposal of confiscated firecrackers PLAY LIST 01:56PNP demonstrates proper disposal of confiscated firecrackers00:50Trending Articles00:59PNP – Anti-Kidnapping Group rescue kidnapped Chinese, Vietnamese women02:14Carpio 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 PAF’s campaign actually started on the wrong foot as it bowed to Philippine Army and the PNP in the first round of the competitions.“I told them not to mind the defeat and focus on the next games,” said Estrella, a Philippine Military Academy graduate. The Airmen soared with nine golds.FEATURED 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 ChrissPNP settled for second spot, followed by Philippine Navy. Army and Philippine Coast Guard placed fourth and fifth, respectively.The triumphant team is supported by PAF Commanding General Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar and team manager BGen Stephen Parreño. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Harden’s late 3 helps Houston rocket past Indiana Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more