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UFC: Anderson Silva addresses 2nd failed drug test

first_imgOnce heralded as MMA’s pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, the 42-year-old Brazilian legend is facing scrutiny after once again getting flagged for a performance-enhancing banned substance. How the mighty have fallen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThis idiom perhaps best describes former longtime UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Shortly after the promotion removed Silva from his main event bout against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122, “The Spider” took to Instagram to address the situation.“Obviously, I think everything is part of a process of evolution, with each passing day, I can learn more about who I am. I’m here to thank all my fans, especially my coaches and all the contributors for this long journey,” Silva wrote in a lengthy post.“I can’t express my feelings and how sad I am, because we all invest love, passion and time in this camp, I don’t know exactly the plans of GOD for me, but anyway, I can only thank him and all of you, for the love and affection, nothing is more gratifying at this moment than having you by my side.”After going undefeated in the UFC from 2006 to 2013—with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses—Silva lost twice to former Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.His victory over Nick Diaz got overturned after testing positive for drostanolone and androsterone, then lost two more fights against Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny His last match resulted in a unanimous-decision victory against Derek Brunson at UFC 208 last February.With another lengthy suspension likely ahead of him, the seasoned fighter looks to have no intention of hanging his gloves anytime soon.“I will not give up, much less stop doing what I love, not because of fame or money, it’s because I love to fight,” he explained.“So no matter what happens from now on, nothing changes, my plans are the same, nothing has changed. A big kiss for everyone and see you soon.” /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championship It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Jahlil Okafor excited about fresh start with Nets

first_imgRussell also had problems on and off the court with the team that drafted him. He was criticized for recording a video of former Lakers teammate Nick Young that aired sordid details about Young’s private life. The Lakers gave up on Russell and drafted Lonzo Ball as his replacement.“I feel like we’re similar in that we have a lot to prove,” Okafor said. “I know he’s working his (butt) off as well. Right now he’s rehabbing, trying to get back on the court. I think we both have a chip on our shoulder and we have a lot to prove. We’re definitely similar in that regard.”Okafor understands he has areas to improve, mainly defense and rebounding.“I’m not a perfect player,” Okafor said. “I’m 21. There are things that I need to work on, that I have worked on and that I’ll continue to work on.”He’s excited about fulfilling his potential with a new team.“I feel really motivated right now, but I’ve always been motivated,” Okafor said. “This is the first time where people are against me in a sense because I’ve always been the hyped-up guy. It’s something new for me to experience, so I’m glad that I am experiencing it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Then things changed drastically.Okafor struggled with injuries and a logjam at his position in his second season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“When I first got drafted there, we already had Nerlens (Noel) there, Joel (Embiid) was there, so we’re trying to have three starting centers on the same team,” Okafor said Monday at his introductory news conference with his new team, the Brooklyn Nets.“It just never really was the right fit.” FILE – In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) drives to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the deal says 76ers are set to trade beleaguered center Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK — Jahlil Okafor finally got the fresh start he wanted.Okafor was the consensus No. 1 high school player in his class, won a national championship at Duke, and averaged 17.5 points and seven rebounds in his rookie campaign for the Philadelphia 76ers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set NBA: Irving out of Celtics-Bulls clash OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 76ers traded Okafor along with seldom-used guard Nik Stauskas and two draft picks to the Nets on Thursday. Philadelphia got forward Trevor Booker from Brooklyn.Okafor also had off-court problems during his time in Philadelphia. He got a speeding ticket for driving 108 miles per hour and was suspended by the 76ers for two games after in an altercation outside of a Boston nightclub with a heckler.“Speeding obviously is illegal,” Okafor said. “I know that’s not what you’re supposed to do. I guess you just learn how the page can turn on you and how everything can flip. I can’t really say I learned anything, because you know going in that’s not right. You just learn from your mistakes, but (it was) a tough thing that I went through, I got past, and I’m looking to better times now.”Okafor, the third overall pick in the 2015 draft, joins D’Angelo Russell, the second overall pick in the same draft class, on the Nets.“We’re just very excited to get on the court together,” Okafor said. “You never would’ve thought the number two and number three picks would be playing on the same team a few years after, but like I said, everything happens for a reason and I’m really excited.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

F2 Logistics, Petron kick off 2nd round

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said they can’t be complacent against the neophyte club.“We have a goal which is to win the title,” said Delos Santos in Filipino. “We can’t take anyone lightly because all the teams want to beat us.”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 folkThe Cargo Movers, at second place with a 6-1 record, will take on the second-to-the-last team Lifesavers at 6 p.m.“We expect an even tougher second round,” said F2 coach Arnold Laniog. Generika Ayala will pose a serious threat after scoring an upset over Cignal HD Thursday night. —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Petron and F2 Logistics clash with Smart Prepaid and Generika-Ayala, respectively, at the start of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix second round on Saturday at Baliwag Star Arena.The Blaze Spikers, unbeaten in seven games of the first round, take on the winless Giga Hitters in the 4 p.m. opening match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lee, Hotshots wary of Beermen’s retaliation Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow

first_imgPirates right-hander Ivan Nova is expected to move back one day to start the series opener, and Maddon said Tyler Chatwood would go for the Cubs.Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo was out of the starting lineup when it was announced Monday. He has been sidelined by back tightness, but he might be able to play in the rescheduled home opener.About 10 miles to the south, the White Sox were hosting the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday in a game delayed briefly by the wintry weather. This is Tampa’s only trip to Chicago this season.Roger Bossard, the head groundskeeper for the White Sox, said the Cubs had to deal with more than 3 inches of snow.“They had more snow, so I get it,” Bossard said. “When you are at the 3, 3½ level … they made the right call.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Members of the grounds crew clear snow at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Monday, April 9, 2018. The Cubs’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed a day because of persistent snow that covered much of Wrigley Field, creating a scene more reminiscent of December than April. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO— The Chicago Cubs tried to play their home opener on Monday. It was just a snow-go.The Cubs’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed a day because of snow that covered much of Wrigley Field, creating a scene more reminiscent of January than April.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “On the way out I had no idea if I was going to Cubs Convention or opening day,” Chicago manager Joe Maddon cracked.The winter wonderland at Wrigley caused the majors’ 11th postponement so far this season, adding another picture to a growing montage of snowballs, ski caps and puffy coats from ballparks across the frigid Midwest.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 Cubs tried pushing back first pitch by an hour, and workers used hand-held blowers to melt the snow on the tarp. But the accumulation and cold temperatures were just too much.The game was rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon, which was previously an off day for the first series between the NL Central rivals. View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Thunder clinch: Oklahoma City runs past Miami “It’s rough out there,” reliever Steve Cishek said. “We’re disappointed. We wanted to get this home opener underway. But at the same time, I know some guys in the bullpen probably, like myself, could use an extra day off just to heal up a little bit and be ready for tomorrow.”Chicago is the last major league team to hold its home opener. It began the season with a 5-4 road trip to Miami, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.The Cubs’ new-look bullpen has shined so far. It has a major league-best 0.94 ERA through 38 1/3 innings. Brandon Morrow picked up his first two saves over the weekend since he signed with Chicago in the offseason.“We’ve got a lot of guys with a lot of good stuff,” Morrow said. “When we’re going to continue to be in the strike zone like we have been, I mean you see the results. Guys are getting quick outs and strikeouts when they need to. Been limiting the free passes for the most part, and just really going in with a lot of confidence.”Pittsburgh is off to a surprising 7-2 start. It took three of four against Cincinnati in its previous series.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Chinese clobber Malditas

first_imgAn in-form China squad produced a masterful performance to blank the Philippines, 3-0, Monday night and clinch a Women’s World Cup berth, while putting the Malditas in a must-win match against Thailand in their final group game in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan.In a battle of opening-day winners, the Chinese scored twice early on while the Malditas struggled to find their feet at King Abdullah Stadium in Amman.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 But with the Thais soundly beating Jordan, 6-1, early Tuesday, the Malditas have no recourse but to take maximum points against their Southeast Asian rivals to secure a World Cup berth and a semifinal spot in the tournament.The Philippines-Thailand tiff is scheduled 8 p.m. on Thursday (1 a.m. Friday in Manila).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“It is probably fair to say that China was a better team than us, but there are some positives we can take from the game,” said Malditas’ French coach Rabah Benlarbi. “As much as we tried to react in the second half, we continued to press China until the very last minute.”The Thais are in second spot in the group, just ahead of the Malditas on goal difference, while Jordan is already eliminated.  The top 5 teams in the Asian Cup will qualify for the World Cup.  —CEDELF P. TUPAS Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina World-class Bravo Golf course officially opens to the public Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Rivals turned teammates Valdez, Gumabao have ‘beautiful chemistry’

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alyssa Valdez and Michele Gumabao were once the faces of the decade’s two most successful programs in the UAAP volleyball landscape, and both were champions during their collegiate careers with Ateneo and De La Salle, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “We’re pressured but happy but that’s a source of motivation for us to push ourselves further and it challenges us to perform well,” said Valdez.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The two are currently teammates for Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference and their healthy brand of competition have pushed the Cool Smashers into early favorites.Creamline rolled past PetroGazz, 25-18, 25-16, 25-13, in its opener Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre, and the two were in unison in saying that part of the team’s identity were their intense competitiveness they’ve had since they were in college.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“It’s kind of weird being teammates with Michele but there’s a healthy competition inside the court that it really brings the best out of everyone,” said Valdez, who had 14 points in the opener.“It’s fun because we’ve been rivals in the UAAP but we can actually play in one team and have this beautiful chemistry with each other,” added Valdez. Gumabao was already a champion in the UAAP with La Salle when Valdez entered Ateneo and the legendary Lady Spiker added two more at the expense of her new Creamline teammate.Once Gumabao graduated from La Salle, it was Valdez’s turn to get to the throne and she won two of her own at the expense of the Lady Spikers.“It’s good to see that we’re all gelling together even though we came from different schools and different systems,” said Gumabao who had nine points for the Cool Smashers.Gumabao and Valdez, however, warned that the season has just started and they shouldn’t be labeled as potential winners this early in the tournament.“We can’t just predict everything because we have to work for it,” said Gumabao. “We don’t train like champions, we don’t train like winners, we train like in we’re in last place.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan wins gold in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president after Twitter scandal

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of sensitive team information.The independent review by a law firm did not determine that Colangelo operated or was even aware of Twitter accounts that anonymously trashed some of his own players and fellow executives, and defended him against criticism from fans and the sports media.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 crownPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP said evidence supported the conclusion that Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini, operated the four accounts it investigated, and she admitted to doing so — though also said she deleted contents of her iPhone with a factory reset of the device prior to surrendering it for forensic review, limiting the investigation.“Our investigation revealed substantial evidence that Mr. Colangelo was the source of sensitive, non-public, club-related information contained in certain posts to the Twitter accounts,” the report said. “We believe that Mr. Colangelo was careless and in some instances reckless in failing to properly safeguard sensitive, non-public, club-related information in communications with individuals outside the 76ers organization.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments LATEST STORIES As for Colangelo, there was no evidence he knew of the accounts before a May 22 inquiry from the sports website The Ringer for a story it reported linking him to five Twitter accounts that took aim at Philadelphia players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, former Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former Sixers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel.Colangelo released a statement disputing that his conduct was reckless.“At no point did I ever purposefully or directly share any sensitive, non-public, club-related information with her,” he said.“Her actions were a seriously misguided effort to publicly defend and support me, and while I recognize how inappropriate these actions were, she acted independently and without my knowledge or consent. Further, the content she shared was filled with inaccuracies and conjecture which in no way represent my own views or opinions.”Evidence found that Bottini established and operated four of the accounts — Eric jr, Still Balling, Enoughunkownsources, and HonestAbe — but it seemed some of the information being posted, such as details of trade discussions or medical reports, was coming from Colangelo himself.ADVERTISEMENT As such, the team said it had “become clear Bryan’s relationship with our team and his ability to lead the 76ers moving forward has been compromised” and that it had accepted his resignation.“We find the situation to be disappointing for our entire organization,” 76ers managing partner Josh Harris said. “We are determined to continue the tremendous progress we have made over the last two seasons in our quest to win an NBA championship.”It’s a stunning fall for Colangelo, a former two-time Executive of the Year who was expected to lead the improving 76ers into an important summer when they are hoping to pursue LeBron James or another All-Star player to add to a young core that includes Embiid and Ben Simmons.Instead that role will be led for now by coach Brett Brown. The 76ers said he would oversee basketball operations on an interim basis and that the search for a new general manager would begin immediately.“You never want to see someone’s job end through an unfortunate circumstance like this. I certainly understand from the 76ers’ standpoint that that bond has been broken,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “It’s not even necessary to assign fault, just the reality of where they all find themselves. I think Bryan recognizes like that as well, that these teams are like families and it can get to a point where it becomes dysfunctional and I think that’s where they found themselves right now.”Colangelo, the son of longtime sports executive Jerry Colangelo, was hired as president of basketball operations in 2016 after Hinkie abruptly resigned. Hinkie was the architect behind what has been called “The Process” — the long-term tearing down and rebuilding of the Sixers.Colangelo previously served as Raptors general manager, adding the 2007 Executive of the Year award to the one he won two years earlier in Phoenix. But he lost his job there after Toronto missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, and Ujiri took over basketball operations.“Over the last two years, I have worked hard to help build a foundation for what I hope will soon be many championship seasons for the 76ers,” Colangelo said. “I am grateful to team owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer for the opportunity they gave me to be part of such a great organization. I am saddened to have to leave under these circumstances.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 awardcenter_img Horn travels from Australia to defend title against Crawford Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility in Camden, N.J. The Philadelphia 76ers say Bryan Colangelo has resigned as president of basketball operations after an independent firm investigated allegations that he used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media. The team says Thursday, June 7, 2018, that Colangelo offered his resignation “recognizing the detrimental impact this matter on the organization.”(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA — Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them.And when his wife used those details to criticize his own players or rival colleagues, Colangelo and the Philadelphia 76ers knew he could no longer remain their top basketball executive.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Knox won over Knicks and now expects to win over their fans

first_imgView comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cavs having ‘good dialogue’ with LeBron’s management team 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 But Fizdale sounds ready to put Knox on the court right away on a team that used Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee as undersized small forwards last season.“They’re both 6-5 and he’s got to guard LeBron and (Kevin) Durant and those are the 3s in our league,” Fizdale said. “So I feel like it’s a very good opportunity to have a chance to start.” “I love the fact that he wanted to be at Kentucky, that he wanted to be a Knick,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “Says a lot about that kid that he wants challenges and so I think he’s going to fit exactly the way we want to build our culture.”Beyond the 15.6 points he averaged last season while sharing SEC Freshman of the Year honors with Collin Sexton — drafted one pick earlier by Cleveland — Knox impressed the Knicks with his confidence. He chose to play at Kentucky out of Tampa Catholic in Florida and compete for playing time with the other talented players in Lexington, then agreed to play 3-on-3 in workouts when many top prospects prefer to do them individually.And the annual outsized expectations faced by John Calipari’s teams should help Knox prepare for the pressure of New York, perhaps giving him a quicker adjustment period than Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks’ lottery pick last season, had after coming to the U.S. from France.“That actually is going to be up to Kevin, what the learning curve is and how long the adjustment takes,” team president Steve Mills said. “But what I will say is that while all college basketball programs prepare guys to play in the NBA, the sort of pressure and the limelight and the spotlight you’re under when you make a decision to play at Kentucky I think does prepare you in a different way to play in a place like New York. So I think some of the things that are tougher for rookies to make adjustments to are some things that he’s already been through.”The adjustment is likely much longer for 7-footer Mitchell Robinson, who the Knicks took with the No. 36 pick. A high school All-American in 2016-17, he enrolled at Western Kentucky but never played, instead leaving school and opting to train for the draft. He said he worked out daily, but hasn’t played competitively in a year so it’s unknown how soon he could contribute.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “He asked me how the fans reacted and I told him I got the same amount of boos as he got,” Knox said Friday. “He just laughed and he said it’s all motivation and fuel to the fire, and he said just work and he said sooner or later they’ll be cheering for you.”That’s what happened with Porzingis, who quickly won over those who loudly booed his selection in 2015 with his talent, competitiveness and work ethic.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 Knicks see the same traits in Knox, convincing them that the Kentucky freshman was not only the player to take with the No. 9 pick but that he’s ready to start and match up with the NBA’s best small forwards next season.That’s why they decided a day before the draft they were taking Knox if he was available and didn’t waver from that even when Michael Porter Jr. was still on the board — disappointing some at Barclays Center who chanted for Porter and then booed Knox. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Kevin Knox, the ninth pick of the NBA draft, shakes hands with New York Knicks basketball team President Steve Mills following a press conference at the teams training facility Friday, June 22, 2018, in Tarrytown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Kevin Knox took a call from someone who knew exactly what he experienced on draft night.New Yorkers didn’t welcome Kristaps Porzingis with open arms, either.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

Former Lady Spiker Gyra Barroga shines in PSL debut for Cocolife

first_imgView comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I left the team without any bad blood. They understand that it was a family decision and they were very supportive and proud,” she said.“It was the hardest decision I had to make because that was my second family, I was close to them. But La Salle helped me grow and they helped me improve on my skills.They will always be family,” she added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cocolife pounces on error-prone Cherrylume in PSL Invitational Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 “I feel really happy because they were very welcoming and kind. I’m very thankful for the coaches, the management and my teammates because they pushed me in a way that I can boost my confidence,” said Barroga.The 19-year-old immediately made her presence felt in the first set with five quick 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 crown“My goal was to just play my best and not pressure myself and try to make my family proud as much as possible and also my Lady Spikers family,” she said.After spending two years with the Lady Spikers, the 5-foot-8 opposite hitter left the team due to her family’s decision. However, she would still continue her academics in La Salle.center_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES After her departure from the De La Salle Lady Spikers, Gyra Barroga had a stellar debut for Cocolife in the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational.Barroga fired a game-high 17 points to spearhead the Asset Managers’ 22-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-18 victory over Cherrylume Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

Germany crashes out of World Cup after 2-0 loss to South Korea

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES 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 Germany ended up last in Group F while Sweden and Mexico advanced to the round of 16. South Korea was also eliminated despite the victory.It was the first time Germany has been eliminated in the first round since 1938.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 crownKim Young-gwon scored the first goal in the third minute of injury time. Originally called out for offside, the goal was then given after video review.Germany’s Mario Gomez on the pitch after the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)Son Heung-min made it 2-0 in the sixth minute of injury time after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came up the field to help his teammates outside the South Korea box. Son tapped the ball into an empty net after a long pass from Ju Se-jong. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees South Korea’s players celebrate a goal during the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)KAZAN, Russia  — Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage.The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 Wednesday, allowing a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MPBL: Navotas nips Caloocan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Besides Germany this year, France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014 were the previous defending champions to get eliminated in the group stage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more