Man City’s quadruple bid ends in shock FA Cup loss to Wigan

first_imgWigan Athletic players celebrate at the end of the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at The DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Wigan Athletic won the game 1-0. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City’s pursuit of a quadruple ended on Monday when it was surprisingly eliminated from the FA Cup by losing at third-division Wigan 1-0.Wigan beat City in the 2013 FA Cup final, but this was an even bigger shock. Will Grigg’s late goal was enough for the League One side to pull off the upset in the fifth round. They host Southampton in the quarterfinals next month.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Of course, we are sad and we want to go through because the FA Cup is a nice competition and you want to go to the quarterfinals. They score a goal, we were not able to. We congratulate Wigan for their victory.”While Delph’s red card led to Guardiola and Cook exchanging strong words on the touchline and in the tunnel at halftime, both managers said there wasn’t a problem.“From our point of view we’re trying to get every edge in everything we can,” Cook said.“We certainly wish them well fighting on all fronts because they represent English football so well.”City enjoyed 83 percent of possession and 29 shots to Wigan’s four, but could not take advantage. Sergio Aguero headed over early on and Ilkay Gundogan forced a good save from Christian Walton before miskicking from another good position.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We had to ride our luck with a couple of flashing crosses, but that’s what makes the FA Cup so special,” Wigan manager Paul Cook said. “Our lads deserve a lot of credit for the amount of work and the level of energy they put in. To beat a Man City team you have to do that.”City was forced to play the entire second half with 10 men after left back Fabian Delph was red-carded on the stroke of halftime for a strong challenge on Max Power.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 folkCity manager Pep Guardiola accepted the referee’s decision and played down its significance.“We played good in the second half even with 10 so the influence in terms of the way we played wasn’t too much,” he said. “Of course, with 11 it’s easier. We conceded one shot on target in 90 minutes and we lost. Football is like this. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Lady Chiefs keep NCAA volley title UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Aguero looked like opening the scoring after breaking into the box just before the interval, but Walton produced another fine save.Controversy then erupted when referee Anthony Taylor dismissed Delph following a sliding challenge on Power.Taylor initially had a yellow card in his hand, but eventually brandished the red one, sparking vociferous complaints from City players, who felt the decision was harsh.Guardiola was also angered and encroached on to the field, his arguments with Cook continuing for some time afterwards.City was further frustrated after the break and Grigg capitalized on a Kyle Walker error to win it for Wigan 11 minutes from time. The Northern Ireland international seized possession on halfway and charged upfield before slotting a fine shot past Bravo from the edge of the area.Wigan survived a nervy finish, with the final whistle prompting a pitch invasion.Television pictures appeared to show a home supporter and Aguero involved in a physical exchange.Aguero appeared to strike the supporter after the latter said something to the forward, who had to be held back by his City teammates.Guardiola and Cook said they did not see the post-match incidents because they were in the changing rooms. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Serena could face Sharapova in 4th round at French Open

first_imgHalep will open against Alison Riske, and Ostapenko will take on Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine.The hard-hitting Ostapenko, who last year became the first unseeded player to win the women’s title since 1933, was handed a tricky draw as she could face former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the second round.The tournament starts on Sunday.In the men’s draw, 10-time champion and overwhelming favorite Rafael Nadal will open against Alexandr Dolgopolov.Nadal is arriving in Paris on the back of another impressive clay-court season. He is 19-1 on his favorite surface, having lost just one match in the Madrid quarterfinals this month against Dominic Thiem.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Williams resumes her comeback after maternity leave following two consecutive losses in March. She will open against 70th-ranked Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic.This will be Williams’ first Grand Slam event since giving birth to her daughter in September. She hasn’t played at a Grand Slam since winning the Australian Open in January 2017 while pregnant.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 crownRanked No. 453, Williams entered Roland Garros under the WTA’s protected ranking rule but has not been granted a seed by organizers. Without a seeding, Williams was drawn in the same quarter as Sharapova, who was seeded 28th.While nobody really knows what to expect from Williams, Sharapova had a chance to fine-tune her clay-court game last week in Rome and made it to the semifinals beating reigning French Open Jelena Ostapenko and losing a three-setter to top-ranked Simona Halep Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls FILE – In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams makes a return against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla. Serena Williams will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)PARIS — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the fourth round of the French Open thanks to the draw on Thursday.Yet a matchup between three-time champion Williams and two-time champion Sharapova is far from guaranteed.ADVERTISEMENT High prices, canceled flights mar Champions League final MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 award “Having enjoyed the success I had over the last couple of weeks helps to be here with a bit more confidence,” Nadal said at the draw.Nadal is trying to become only the second player, male or female, in tennis history to win 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam event after Margaret Court, who won the Australian Open 11 times.The seventh-seeded Thiem, who ended Nadal’s streaks on clay of 21 wins and 50 sets won, will face a qualifier in the first round. He is in second-seeded Alexander Zverev’s quarter and can’t meet Nadal before the final.Former champion Novak Djokovic was drawn in the same half as Thiem and Zverev. He will open against a qualifier.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Ratings for Game 2 of NBA Finals down slightly

first_imgThe Warriors’ 122-103 rout Sunday also drew 7 percent more viewers than their Game 1 victory, even though that game was close the whole way before Golden State won in overtime.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Beckham backs North America World Cup bid Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a dunk against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)NEW YORK — Ratings for ABC’s broadcast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals were down slightly from last year.Game 2 between Golden State and Cleveland drew a peak audience of 22.5 million viewers and averaged 18.5 million. ESPN said Monday it was still the third-largest Game 2 audience since 2001.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mood swing: LeBron, Cavs home looking to turn around Finals

first_imgCleveland has endured injuries, trades, tragedy and drama for months. The Cavs, who climbed from a 2-0 hole to beat Boston in the conference finals, have major roster holes and unfixable flaws. There’s no denying their toughness.“We’ve been very persistent and very resilient throughout this whole season, no matter what has been going on,” James said. “We have an opportunity to come home and protect home, as Golden State has done. It’s a very tall task. A very tough challenge going against these guys, going against this team.”Teams that have taken a 2-0 lead are 29-4 in the Finals, but the Warriors know better than to be overconfident. They’ve learned the hard way.Golden State held a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals before the Cavs rallied to win three straight and dethrone the Dubs. And last year, the Warriors trailed by six with 3:09 left before storming back to win 118-113 in Game 3.Cleveland has won eight straight playoff games at Quicken Loans Arena, which may be louder than ever with hometown fans still frothing from some calls that went against the Cavaliers in the Bay Area last week.Just the sight of Warriors forward Draymond Green should be enough to push the decibel readings inside the building to unsafe levels.“I don’t really think about being up 2-0 because the series could turn so fast,” Warriors star Kevin Durant said. “It’s a great position to be in. I don’t want to take that for granted; don’t get me wrong. But the job is not done, and you can’t relax or be comfortable when you’re still trying to win this thing. We know coming on the road is going to be tougher.”The Warriors may have Andre Iguodala back for the first time in the series.One of the team’s best defenders, Iguodala has missed six straight games with a left knee injury suffered in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Coach Steve Kerr said the 34-year-old has improved.“He’s getting closer, and I’m hopeful that he can play,” Kerr said. “If not tomorrow, then in Game 4.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross Pacific Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew (From left) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr., center Kevin Love and forward Jeff Green cool down after practice Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. LeBron James and the Cavaliers have spent this strange season in one predicament after the next. And while they’ve successfully overcome all types of adversity, a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors represents their biggest challenge yet. (Joshua Gunter /The Plain Dealer via AP)CLEVELAND — LeBron James laughed as he came around the backstage partition after arriving fashionably late for his crowded, post-practice news conference.As he stepped onto the podium, back among friendly faces and in the building where he has done some of his finest work, James seemed at ease, almost content. No signs of stress anywhere.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? For the third time in the past four Finals, James and his teammates enter Game 3 against the Warriors in a win-or-make-summer-vacation-plans situation. After they wasted a 51-point effort by James — with a reversed official’s call, missed free throw by George Hill and bone-headed move from J.R. Smith — and let Game 1 slip away in overtime , and following Stephen Curry’s 3-point barrage in Game 2 , the Cavs are faced with the reality that their season, strange as it has been to this point, is in serious jeopardy.However, coach Tyronn Lue, who plans to give disappointing forward Rodney Hood playing time on Wednesday night, feels his team can change the complexion of this series.“We’re very confident we can do that,” Lue said. “The guys are engaged and locked in. Winning tomorrow is a step forward, but then going out with Game 4 also. We’re locked into doing that, and we know we can.“We believe.”It’s easy to understand Lue’s confidence. After what the Cavaliers have experienced this season, a 2-0 deficit in the Finals against a star-studded Warriors squad on the cusp of being stamped as a modern-day dynasty seems manageable.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding While Kerr looked forward, James was forced to take another glance back at Game 1.On Sunday, uncut TV footage showed James uncomfortably sitting on Cleveland’s bench next to Smith, who inexplicably dribbled out the final seconds of regulation. James was shown asking Lue if the team had any timeouts and then reacting as if he had been punched in the stomach when he learned the Cavs could have stopped the clock.“Damn cameras,” James joked when asked about the video. “I finally got Game 1 out of my head. You’re taking me back, huh?”James, who is averaging 40 points, 10.5 assists and 8.5 rebounds in two games, abstains from social media during the postseason. He was unaware the video went viral or that he’s being criticized for not inspiring his teammates.“Me being criticized? I don’t believe that,” he said sarcastically. “I don’t care at all. I mean, we’re in the NBA Finals. How much more picking up of teammates do you want me to do?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Moments later, his demeanor shifted.A few reminders about his team’s urgent predicament against Golden State, questions about President Donald Trump and another review of Cleveland’s heartbreaking loss in Oakland swung his emotions.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 know it feels like we’re down 2-0, and I don’t like the way I feel,” James said. “I don’t like the mood that I’m in right now. There’s no, like, ‘OK, you’re down 2-0 and you feel better than when you’re down 2-0 before.’ When you’re down like this, in a deficit like this — versus a team like this — there’s no good feeling. So I don’t feel good about it.”The Cavaliers may be in a dark place. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Romania: Cheers for Simona Halep, jeers for Bucharest mayor

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But when Bucharest Mayor Gabriela Firea appeared on stage next to Halep, the cheers turned into jeers.Firea hit back, claiming civic groups allied to Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros conspired to “compromise the event.”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 No. 1-ranked Halep beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final in Paris on Saturday. It was her first major singles title after losing three previous finals, including in January at the Australian Open.Halep is the first Romanian to win a Grand Slam title since her manager, Virginia Ruzici, won the French Open 40 years ago, and the third overall. LATEST STORIES Romania’s Simona Halep poses with the cup at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Paris. Halep won Saturday the French Open tennis tournament women’s final. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)BUCHAREST, Romania — About 20,000 people have turned out to applaud Simona Halep for becoming the first Romanian tennis player in decades to win a Grand Slam singles title.The fans gathered on a hot Monday evening in Bucharest’s giant National Arena to see Halep show off her French Open trophy.ADVERTISEMENT WORLD CUP: Unbeaten in qualifying, Iran faces tougher test MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Turkey’s Erdogan decries ‘racist attitude’ against Ozil

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Showdown for the ages 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ozil criticized the German football federation, its president, fans and media for what he regarded as racism in how people with Turkish roots were treated. He defended the Erdogan meeting.Erdogan told Turkish journalists on Tuesday he spoke to Ozil on Monday. He said in Ankara it’s “truly unacceptable that a young man who has given everything to the German national team and has contributed to its success is facing such a racist attitude because of his religion.”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’The Turkish Football Federation also issued a statement, saying it “offers its full support” to Ozil and his family. It also condemned “the treatment, threats and derogatory messages” against Ozil and asked the football community to stand united against “racism and intolerance.” MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img FILE – In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, poses for a photo with Arsenal soccer player Mesut Ozil in London. Germany midfielder Ozil has announced his retirement from international soccer, alleging racial discrimination. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP, File)ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he spoke with Mesut Ozil after the midfielder’s retirement from playing for Germany. He decried the “racist attitude” Ozil faces.Ozil announced his international retirement on Sunday, weeks after Germany’s first-round World Cup exit. He was criticized for posing for photos with Erdogan before the tournament and Turkish elections.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor reportedly agree on contract

first_imgView comments Philadelphia made 6-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last season from the nearly 15 points and six rebounds he averaged through his first two seasons with the 76ers.He appeared in only two games with Philadelphia last season before being traded to Brooklyn, where he played about 13 minutes per game as a reserve, averaging 6.4 points.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’Okafor joins projected starter Julius Randle among the new centers the Pelicans have acquired since DeMarcus Cousins’ departure in free agency for Golden State. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Djokovic beats Polansky, Del Potro withdraws from Rogers Cup Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) looks to pass during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in New York. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to join the New Orleans Pelicans. The person spoke to the The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)NEW ORLEANS — Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. They say the contract includes a team option in Year 2.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Rike doesn’t mind physicality in UAAP but not dirty plays

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college What Rike, however, isn’t a fan of are the extra curricular motions that are borderline illegal inside the court.The Wake Forest alum said going up against the big men of University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament introduced him to a brand of rough play that was too dangerous for his liking.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 Chriss“If you chest me I won’t like it but I won’t complain, but don’t go after my knees because that’s what I will use to make a living one day,” said Rike after their 69-61 win Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“If you look me in the eye and you got a problem with me it is what it is, but the extra stuff like the elbow in the free throw box out or going for someone’s knee there’s no need for that.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img The 6-foot-7 Rike had his battles with Ira Bataller, Germy Mahinay, and Enrique Caunan, but it was Mahinay who he went up against most of the game.Mahinay and Rike even had a heated moment in the fourth quarter when the former pushed off JV Gallego during the Growling Tigers’ huddle in a dead ball situation.“I just need to be honest because it’s not just me but the other people too,” said Rike, who had 13 points, six rebounds, and four assists. “Filipino style is being physical that’s great, but the other stuff I don’t like it.”ADVERTISEMENT Harris, Banchero push Aces past Elite for share of top spot Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTroy Rike is never the one to shy away from physicality inside the basketball court.After all, the National University forward relished banging bodies with the likes of June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar in the Gilas program.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

S. Korean footballer admits submitting fake records for military exemption

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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)SEOUL — A South Korean footballer has withdrawn from playing on the national team next month after admitting he gave false community service records required for his military service exemption, the Korea Football Association said Sunday.Nearly every able-bodied South Korean man aged 18 to 28 owes 21 months of military service by law, but Olympic medal winners and Asian Games gold medalists are granted special exemption.ADVERTISEMENT The statement said Jang — who represented South Korea at the 2018 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics — had asked to be excluded from the national team for the matches against Australia and Uzbekistan in November to complete his community service.“I am very sorry for causing disappointment,” Jang was quoted as saying in the KFA statement.“I deeply regret what I did,” he said, adding that he will “faithfully” carry out his community service once the season is over.South Korea has recently hinted at a possible reform of its controversial military service exemption programme, which critics say unfairly rewards athletes and artists for their one-time achievements.Tottenham Hotspur star footballer Son Heung-min was among dozens of South Koreans who avoided being called for military service by bringing home gold at this year’s Asian Games in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 World Series: Boston on brink of title after Game 4 win over LA But they are required to complete basic military training of up to 60 days, as well as 544 hours of sports-related community service.Defender Jang Hyun-soo avoided conscription after winning gold at the 2014 Asian Games and submitted a document that he had completed nearly 200 hours of community service in December last year.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 ChrissBut it was later discovered that there was heavy snow on the day that Jang claimed to have carried out outdoor football lessons.In a statement the KFA said that Jang had “stirred up controversy” and would be excluded from two friendlies in Australia next month. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Bayern beats AEK Athens 2-0 to move closer to knockout stage

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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates his side’s second goal during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and AEK Athen in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH, Germany—Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern Munich to beat AEK Athens 2-0 on Wednesday and move even closer to the Champions League knockout stage.The Polish striker opened the scoring with a penalty in the first half and sealed the win in the second after a Bayern corner.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Sterling earns farcical penalty, Man City wins 6-0 in CL LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “We knew it wouldn’t be easy but we’ve taken a good step forward,” said Lewandowski, who was already looking ahead to Saturday’s game at Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund. “We had the game in control for the decisive moments. So a win is good for confidence.”The home side had struggled to create any chances of note until Serbian defender Uros Cosic was penalized for pulling Lewandowski back before the half-hour mark, and Lewandowski scored from the spot.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 ChrissBayern dominated possession and Lewandowski grabbed his fourth Champions League goal of the season after a corner from Joshua Kimmich with just under 20 minutes remaining.With 10 points from four games, Bayern is top of Group E. View comments “We deserved to win, I’m satisfied with the result,” said Bayern coach Niko Kovac, who is under pressure after a series of lackluster results. “There were no fireworks, but we have 10 points, it looks good.”Ajax, which drew at Benfica 1-1 in the other group game on Wednesday, is second on eight points with two games remaining, followed by Benfica on four. AEK is last after four defeats. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more