Perpetual snaps skid with gutsy OT win over Letran

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alora determined to finally beat Cambodian rival if they meet in AIMAG LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The lanky forward drilled two crucial jumpers over Rey Nambatac to push his side from a 77-all deadlock to an 82-77 advantage with 3:01 left in OT, and stifled the Knights’ late rally as he blocked Nambatac in the final minute before AJ Coronel put the game out of reach with his freebies.Dagangon finished with 21 markers, five boards, three assists, and two blocks in the win.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 shutoutGJ Ylagan chimed in 18 points and three rebounds, while Coronel added 10 markers, four boards, three dimes, and three steals.“We play with no pressure. We’re free-wheeling, no one’s hesitant, especially on offense. We had some lapses, but at least, we survived it in the overtime period,” said Gican, as the Altas improved to 4-6. Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles03:32NCAA Season 93 Preview: Perpetual Help Altas01:37Protesters 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 LETRAN 82 – Calvo 21, Quinto 15, Nambatac 15, Vacaro 9, Balanza 8, Taladua 7, Bernabe 3, Mandreza 2, Gedaria 2, Pamulaklakin 0, Balagasay 0, De Villa 0, Caralipio 0, Pascual 0.Quarters: 18-12, 32-33, 57-52, 75-75, 88-82. It was a heartbreaking defeat for Letran, which had to fight back from a 75-72 deficit at the 14.2 second mark of regulation before Bong Quinto banged in the game-tying triple with 4.4 seconds to spare to tie the game at 75.JP Calvo paced the Knights with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Quinto got 15 markers, six boards, and two dimes before fouling out at the 1:43 mark of the extra period.Nambatac also got 15 points, 12 rebounds, and two assists in the defeat, which sent Letran down to 5-5.The Scores:PERPETUAL 88 – Eze 21, Dagangon 21, Ylagan 18, Coronel 10, Pido 9, Cabiltes 4, Hao 3, Yuhico 2, Mangalino 0, Sadiwa 0, Clemente 0, Lucente 0, Tamayo 0.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFinally playing with a sense of urgency, Perpetual weathered a mighty challenge from Letran and came away with an 88-82 overtime victory Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.MVP frontrunner Prince Eze showed his worth with 21 points and 19 rebounds, but it was Gab Dagangon who came up with the big shots in extra time to salvage the Altas.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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End of the road for Ceres in AFC Cup

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  UAAP Wednesday games to push through BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img “Emotions are empty,” said midfielder Stephan Schrock. “We left it all there on the pitch. It was a good game from us with the 1-1 but we knew after the 4-0 in Dushanbe that it was going to be tough. We needed a miracle.”The Busmen set out with a more attack minded formation with coach Risto Vidakovic going with three at the back. The home side still enjoyed plenty of possession but hardly created a clear cut chance early on. Herrera found the breakthrough off a corner from Manny Ott, but Istiklol also looked threatening with Roland Muller needing to produce some fine saves to keep the Busmen in the tie. Barkov snuffed the life out of the comeback with an instinctive strike inside the box just before the halftime whistle. “I’m sad and disappointed,” said Schrock. “But we showed that we deserved to be in this competition.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Facing a deficit that even the strongest teams can’t overcome, the Busmen were knocked out of the competition after a 1-1 draw with Istiklol of Tajikistan in the second leg of the inter zone semifinals at Panaad Stadium here. A 0-4 loss away in Dushanbe three weeks ago meant the Busmen fell 1-5 on aggregate and sent Istiklol to the inter zone finals where it will face either Bengaluru of India or 4.25 of North Korea. 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 shutoutReturning from suspension, Spanish defender Super Herrera gave Ceres a glimmer of hope with a header off a corner in the 34th minute. But Dimitri Barkov pulled a goal back for the visitors just before the break, leaving the Busmen with an even tougher climb.Still, it was an impressive run for the Busmen after they survived a tough group stage and ousted former champion Johor Darul Ta’zim in the Asean zonal semifinals. The Busmen became the ASEAN representatives in the inter zonal semifinals after stunning Home United of Singapore in the zonal finals. It also meant that the Busmen were one of the six teams remaining in the competition that initially started with 52 clubs from 29 countries. BACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros’ historic AFC Cup run came to an end last Tuesday night at the hands of a big, strong and organized side from Central Asia. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Chooks-to-Go cruises past UAE side, arranges 5th place date vs Thais

first_imgCHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 92 – Ravena 20, Vosotros 14, Revilla 12, Jeri. Teng 11, Austin 10, Tamsi 8, Cruz 7, Jose 6, Manuel 2, Torres 2, Jero. Teng 0.SHABAB AL AHLI – DUBAI 57 – Al Shabebi 28, Juma 9, Salem 8, Ashoor 6, Al Abdulla 4, Balabed 2, Alblooshi 0.Quarters: 19-13, 42-26, 64-45, 92-57. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Almond Vosotros also had his best game to date, firing 14 markers, five boards, and three assists, while LA Revilla had 12 points, four rebounds, and two dimes.Jeric Teng also stepped up with 11 markers, making up for the absence of his brother Jeron, who sprained his ankle early in the first quarter.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 shutoutIsaiah Austin tallied 10 points, eight boards, and five assists in the win over the UAE team.After a close affair in the opening frame, Carl Bryan Cruz and Ravena eventually found their rhythm from downtown to kickstart the Chooks rout, turning a close 21-19 lead to a comfortable  42-26 halftime edge punctuated by an Austin slam. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president NBA: Paul Pierce to join ESPN as full-time analyst MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kiefer Ravena. Photo from Fiba.comChooks-to-Go Pilipinas breezed past Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai, 92-57, Friday in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.Kiefer Ravena triggered the pullaway, dropping 12 of his 20 points in the first half, to go with six rebounds as the Philippine side moved on to the fifth place game against Mono Vampire of Thailand on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipinos continued to press on the gas pedal, extending the lead to its highest at 35 for the final spread.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas now turn its attention to its Thai counterpart Mono Vampire bannered by Mike Singletary and Jason Brickman, which they beat, 115-102 in the group stages last Sunday.Qais Omar Al Shabebi kept the fight going for Shabab Al Ahli – Dubai, topping his crew with 28 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort.The UAE side will now meet Taipei Dacin Tigers in the seventh place game, also on Saturday.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

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Meralco completes sweep of Star with OT win, returns to Finals

first_imgPBA IMAGESMeralco completed its dominance of Star in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals with a 91-88 overtime win in Game 3 Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts zoomed to an early lead in overtime with five unanswered points, holding the Hotshots scoreless for close to four minutesADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City But just when Meralco seemed poised to put the game beyond reach, Star kept its hopes alive when Mark Barroca managed to answer Cliff Hodge’s triple with 14 seconds left   to cut the Bolts lead to three, 91-88.Star then trapped Newsome on the inbounds play to force a jump ball with six seconds left in the game.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 shutoutAlthough the Hotshots got the possession, Jio Jalalon could not get a proper shot over three Bolts as time expired.“I never expected a Star team to give up, a lot of credit goes to coach Chito [Victolero] for leading a team and fighting it out tonight,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. “We really had to gut it out, it was a hard-fought victory for us but in the end it’s all worth it because we get to move to the championship round.”Star started the overtime period on a miserable pace missing its first seven shots before Rafi Reavis converted underneath with 31.9 seconds left in the game to cut the deficit to 88-85.Allen Durham filled the stat sheets for the Bolts with 24 points, 19 rebounds, and six assists while Hodge added 18 points and eight boards.Barroca had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists to lead the Bolts while Marc Pingris added 16 points and six boards.The Bolts now await the winner of the semifinals series between Ginebra and TNT in their return to the finals.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Estrella repays Co’s trust as Mapua finds silver lining in lost season MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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Drop in draft blessing in disguise for Davon Potts as he joins Aces

first_imgDavon Potts was picked in the second round by Alaska in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netProjected to be picked in the first round in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, Davon Potts shockingly fell to sixth place in second round into Alaska’s lap.Instead of sulk, the San Beda sniper is taking his drop in the draft in stride and looks at joining the Aces as a blessing in disguise.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Potts and fifth overall pick Jeron Teng were the lone rookies selections by Aces in the annual draft proceedings and the two will be expected fill the shoes left by retirees Dondon Hontiveros and Tony dela Cruz.“Basically, Alaska’s picks were programmed on getting players of high value to them. They need rookies who can help them when it comes to offense, and we’ll try our best trying to fill those positions,” said Potss.Potts also likes the potential partnership with Teng and lead Alaska forward Calvin Abueva which can pose as a matchup nightmare for the opposing teams.“We can have a team which has some scary speed and power. We have a great mixture and I feel we kind of solidified our backcourt. I feel we could build a dynasty now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review PLAY LIST 01:25DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines00:50Trending 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 “It worked out pretty well because it opens a great opportunity for me to be in a franchise which treats its players like family,” he said. “I’m happy because I’m going to a team where I feel I can contribute.”Potts said that going into the draft day, he felt like Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and TNT had their eyes on him.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 shutoutBut as the first round past him by and other names were called before him, he had a sense that Alaska will be the team to take him from the pool.“I knew something in my gut that I will go to Alaska. After certain teams passed on me, I knew me going to Alaska really made a lot of sense,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Amid skid, Cavaliers dress up for Halloween; LeBron is Pennywiselast_img read more

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Filipino fighter Catalan extends ONE streak, stops Chinese foe

first_img“This victory is so sweet,” said Catalan, who improved his record to 4-2. “I am excited about how the future will unfold as I continue my career in ONE Championship.”“It’s my fourth straight victory and who would’ve thought that I can accomplish this after I went though numerous trials that I encountered in the past. Four straight wins are quite a milestone for me on a global stage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCatalan scored a technical knockout victory over Xuewen (1-2), who’s 11 years younger than the Filipino, after raining down his fists 4:22 into the second round of their strawweight bout.Catalan peppered Xuewen, a natural Greco-Roman wrestler, with strikes and all the while matching up with his opponent in the grappling department. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers FILE – Rene Catalan has his arms raised after a stunning win. Photo from ONE ChampionshipFor a 39-year-old martial artist like Rene Catalan, having lived for almost four decades is already fraught with milestones.And yet Catalan still celebrated like a little kid when he won his fourth straight fight at ONE Championship after he knocked out Chinese Xuewen Peng in ONE: Kings of Courage at Jakarta Convention Center Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Arellano coach braces for ‘tough’ stretch vs contenders Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Catalan said his age disparity with Xuewen was enough to motivate him in his training camp.“I was motivated to improve and work on my grappling, he is a former champion of wrestling and much younger than me,” said Catalan.Xuewen won his first fight at ONE Championship through a brutal German suplex that knocked out Phat Soda in the first round back in November.“That was my drive coming into this bout. Indeed, my preparation for this bout was beneficial to my growth as a martial artist.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Lee retains ONE Atomweight belt; Eustaquio wins by split decision

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ “It’s an honor to fighter here (in Singapore) as your champion…The anaconda choke is one of our favorites, so I was really happy to win with that submission tonight,” said the hometown bet, who hiked her record to 8-0.In the co-main event, Ben Askren hardly broke a sweat in keeping the ONE Welterweight crown, defeating Agilan Thani of Malaysia via an arm triangle choke in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe American fighter, who is one of the best pound-for-pound in the world, wrapped up the fight at the 2:20 mark of the opening round.Geje Eustaquio declared the winner. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPEustaquio, meanwhile, picked up a split decision victory over Thailand’s Anatpong Bunrad in their flyweight bout. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Angela Lee getting ready to attack. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPWorld Champion Angela Lee defeated Istela Nunes by submission in the main event of the ONE: Dynasty of Champions even as Filipino bet Geje Eustaquio emerged victorious Friday night in Singapore.Lee remained undefeated and retained her ONE Women’s Atomweight Title after finishing off her Brazilian foe with an anaconda choke at the 2:18 mark of the second round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT The 28-year-old martial artist from Team Lakay bounced back from his first-round submission loss Toni Tauru of Finland last December.Eustaquio avenged his split decision setback to Bunrad in their first meeting two years ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies View commentslast_img read more

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Froome takes back Tour de France yellow jersey from Aru

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet It was unclear whether the Italy champion suffered a mechanical problem in the closing stages, or simply made a mistake by riding at the back.Froome, who trailed Aru by six seconds at the start of the stage in Blagnac, was well positioned at the front and had no problem tackling the final climb. He finished hot on the heels of Matthews.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 starsWhile the Team Sky train hit the front in the final kilometers, Aru was at the back and didn’t attack before the peloton split in the climb.“It’s a beautiful surprise today,” Froome said. He lost his jersey in the Pyrenees after enduring a bad day on the road to the ski station of Peyragudes. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Well before the frenetic finale, veteran French rider Thomas Voeckler launched hostilities on the outskirts of Toulouse.Under a bright sunshine, Voeckler was joined at the front by four other riders who took advantage of the peloton’s apathy.The pack, however, kept the quintet on a leash as they rolled through the Aveyron province, keeping its deficit under 2 1/2 minutes.With less than 100 kilometers left, the peloton passed Carmaux, the hometown of French Socialist leader Jean Jaures. But there was no sign of insurrection within the pack, with the Sunweb, Bahrain, and BMC teams riding at the front at a pedestrian pace.But when the road began to climb, the leading group struggled to stay together. Thomas De Gendt went solo with 36.5 kilometers left but the Lotto rider lacked stamina and could not resist the peloton’s chase on roads with constant ups and downs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Britain’s Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, pours water on his arms to cool off while Italy’s Fabio Aru, wearing the best climber’s dotted jersey, second left, drinks during the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 187.5 kilometers (116.5 miles) with start in Dole and finish in Station des Rousses, France, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)RODEZ, France — Fabio Aru was dropped in the last 500 meters of Stage 14 of the Tour de France won by Michael Matthews and relinquished the yellow jersey to Chris Froome on Saturday.Aru lost touch with the leaders in the final short, sharp ascent of the Cote de Saint Pierre in the town of Rodez and crossed the line 25 seconds behind Matthews.ADVERTISEMENT Froome said his teammates played an essential role in keeping him at the front, allowing him to pounce on the final climb while Aru was stuck.In the last frenzied dash, Froome said teammate Michal Kwiatowski was urging him on over their radio system, yelling: “Froomey, go, go, go! There are gaps everywhere!”Froome remained wary, because the top five were still very close. He said he’d always expected this Tour to be very open, with its atypical route over all five of France’s mountain ranges, a prediction that is coming true, with just 29 seconds separating the top four.“Everyone is fighting for every second they can get,” Froome said. “The time I made up today could be very vital.”Matthews, who beat Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet in the sprint to claim his second stage win at the Tour, said he’d targeted the stage win all year, and trained specifically for the last climb.The Australian rider also eyed this stage when the Tour last visited Rodez in 2015. But he was riding injured that year, with four broken ribs. He said he planned to celebrate the stage victory with champagne.It was the second consecutive win for the Sunweb team, after Warren Barguil’s victory on Friday, Bastille Day.Matthews described his emotions crossing the line as “disbelief.”He was so assured of victory that he sat up at the end and cruised over the line.“I’ve been dreaming of winning like that since I started cycling,” he said. “I could sit up and enjoy the win in the Tour de France.” View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Venus Williams falls short of 6th Wimbledon title at age 37 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I need to say thank you to my teammates who rode at the front in the final 10 kilometers,” he said. “In the final climb we made a big difference on other favorites. Every second counts at this Tour.”Froome enjoys an 18-second advantage over Aru, who is paying for the weakness of his Astana team, which lost key member Jakon Fuglsang on Friday after he broke a wrist and elbow.French rider Romain Bardet, the runner-up to Froome last year, is 23 seconds back from the leader, in third place.In fourth is Rigoberto Uran, who stuck with Froome on the final climb. He trails the Briton by 29 seconds overall.Froome could hardly believe he won back so much time and recovered the yellow jersey on a stage that, on paper, didn’t seem set up to pose such difficulties for Aru.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Gordon Hayward signs 4-year, maximum deal with Celtics

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ravena on joining PBA Draft: Only thing left to be done is pass application form 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 Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES There was an “immediate familiarity” when the Celtics pitched Hayward on the team, he said in a conference call with reporters Friday after signing his four-year deal worth about $128 million. “It brought back memories of when I was being recruited in high school by Coach Brad. This time it’s at the next level.”Ten days after announcing that he had accepted the Celtics’ offer and agreed to leave Utah, Hayward officially joined a team that earned the No. 1 seed in the East last season and reached the conference finals.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 starsOne of the most coveted free agents of the offseason, the Celtics lured Hayward from the Jazz with a max contract and the chance to rejoin his college coach. At Butler, Stevens and Hayward were together for the first of the Bulldogs’ back-to-back NCAA championship game appearances in 2010.“It’s really an unbelievable thing to be sitting with a guy in your office when he’s 16 or 17 years old, and to again be sitting with him when he’s 27,” Stevens said.center_img View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FILE – In this May 9, 2017, file photo, then-Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward talks to the media during the NBA teams end of season press conference in Salt Lake City. When it comes to the IRS, the dollars connected to a player’s contract don’t tell the whole story about how much he’s going to be making. Where a player choses to play _ the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat _ could go a long way in determining how much money he ends up receiving. Robert Raiola, who includes many professional athletes among his clients in his role as director of sports and entertainment for the PKF O’Connor Davies accounting firm, cites former Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward’s recent deal with the Celtics as an example. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP, File)BOSTON — Brad Stevens was just a week or so into his new job as Butler head coach when Gordon Hayward was his first recruit to visit.A decade later, they’ve been reunited with the Boston Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Celtics needed to clear salary cap space to make room for Hayward, which they accomplished by trading guard Avery Bradley to Detroit and then waiving forward Jordan Mickey early Friday. “It’s been a long 10 days, hasn’t it?” Celtics basketball boss Danny Ainge said.Stevens said his pitch to Hayward, an All-Star last season for the Jazz who averaged 21.9 points, was more about the future than the past.“I talked about why this transition was so great for me and my family, and also how hard it was to initially make the transition,” Stevens said. “I tried to keep it much more focused on the now than our relationship 10 years ago.”It’s the second straight summer the Celtics have landed a big free agent: Last year, theybrought in Al Horford (and made a pitch to Kevin Durant, as well). That helped them reach the Eastern Conference finals, where they were eliminated by Cleveland in five games.The Celtics also had the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, which they traded for the third pick — Duke forward Jayson Tatum — and another first-rounder, likely next year.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “I feel like our team is in a better position than last year,” Ainge said.Landing Hayward was not only a coup for the Celtics, but for the Eastern Conference as a whole. This summer has seen West teams load up to try to defeat the Warriors, and the vast majority of high-profile roster moves have occurred in the East.Hayward will wear the same No. 20 he wore at Butler and Utah. It was last worn in Boston by Ray Allen during the New Big Three era that helped the franchise win its unprecedented 17th NBA title.“The last seven years playing for the Jazz was something that I’ll never forget. I want to thank them for everything they gave me,” Hayward said. “There was just something different about Boston, different about being a Celtic, a different feeling about being a Boston Celtics, that won me over.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgIn this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during Game 5 in the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The Rockets signed Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million on July 8, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. APHOUSTON, United States — James Harden, who recently signed the richest contract in NBA history, says he wants to remain a Houston Rocket “forever”.The 27-year-old American agreed last week a four-year super-maximum contract extension that means he will make $228 million over the next six NBA seasons through 2022-23.ADVERTISEMENT The Rockets traded for Harden in 2012 and built the franchise around him. He has been an all-star in all five of his seasons in Houston.If Harden’s playoff performance was the result of some missing pieces of the puzzle then the Rockets hope to have remedied that with the signing last month of nine-time all-star guard Chris Paul.Houston is also still trying to complete a deal with the New York Knicks for forward Carmelo Anthony.“You work your whole career if you’re myself to get a player of James’ calibre and now Chris’ calibre. We’re excited,” said general manager Daryl Morey. CBBADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I know where home is,” Harden said. “I know where I want to be. I know where I want to retire ultimately and where I want to win a championship. Everything is going to happen here in Houston, and that’s the reason I’m here forever.”Asked Saturday how it felt to have the league’s top contract Harden replied, “It’s cool. I’ve worked extremely hard. But it doesn’t really mean anything without holding that championship up. That’s why I’m in the gym every single day, and I won’t stop until I get it.”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 starsThe Rockets signed Harden to the extension despite his disappearing act in the Rockets season-ending playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.In game five of the Western Conference semi-finals, Harden delivered a listless performance and game six was even worse. He  finished with 10 points, seven assists and six turnovers in the elimination game as they lost the series 4-2. That contrasted with his season averages of 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game which lead to him being named runner-up for the NBA MVP award. Rondo reaches one-year deal with Pelicans – reports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 View comments LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

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