Perkins tows Cignal HD to Game 1 blowout in D-League Finals

first_imgRich Guinitaran also had 10 markers in the losing effort.The Scores:CIGNAL HD 78 – Villarias 17, Perkins 16, Bringas 13, Sumalinog 11, Batino 8, Uyloan 6, Sara 4, Raymundo 3, Apinan 0, Arboleda 0, Arong 0, Belencion 0, Cahilig 0.CEU 56 – Ebondo 27, Guinitaran 10, Aquino 6, Manlangit 4, Jeruta 3, Arim 2, Saber 2, Uri 2, Casiño 0, Cruz 0, Fuentes 0, Intic 0, Wamar 0.Quarters: 24-11, 39-25, 59-43, 78-56. LATEST STORIES The blowout put the Hawkeyes a win away from completing a back-to-back title romp after winning the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup last conference, a feat which only NLEX and Phoenix have been able to accomplish.Game 2 is on Thursday at 5 p.m., still at Ynares Sports Arena.But Fernandez is keeping his players’ feet on the ground as he expects a tough fightback in the possible clincher.“Again, it’s not yet over until it’s over. We know CEU is capable of coming back and I’m sure that they’ll find a way. So the challenge for us is to be ready for them on Thursday,” he said.Congolese big man Rod Ebondo paced CEU with 27 points, 17 rebounds, and two blocks, but failed to get much support from his locals.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next PH snags 2 silvers, 2 bronzes in karatedo LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Perkins was smoking hot from the get-go, unfurling eight of his 16 points in the first quarter to go with 11 rebounds.“Jason knows that he’s a very important part of this team. It shows that he’s always been stepping up for us,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “The challenge of stepping up is there, and I commend all my players, especially Jason.”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 shutoutByron Villarias also shot 6-of-8 from the field to top his crew with 17 markers, on top of seven boards,  while Mark Bringas registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.Everything went Cignal’s way that even when the Scorpions cut the deficit to 12, 37-25, late in the second quarter, it was able to stifle the rally and cruise to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship duel. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJason Perkins took matters tino his own hands as he led Cignal HD to a dominant 78-56 Game 1 victory over Centro Escolar University in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The former La Salle forward set the tone for the Hawkeyes as they came hot off the gates and established a commanding 24-6 lead.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight

first_imgCleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor scores on a sacrifice fly by Jose Ramirez against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning in a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND — Unrelenting and unbeatable at the moment, the Cleveland Indians refuse to lose.With their latest overpowering win, they extended baseball’s longest winning streak since 2002 to 19 games with an 11-0 blowout of the Detroit Tigers on Monday night to move closer to a record that has stood for 101 years.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Francisco Lindor tripled home three runs off rookie Myles Jaye (0-1) in the second inning, and the Indians, who haven’t lost since Aug. 23, added another blowout to their growing list of lopsided conquests.The defending AL champions aren’t just rolling, they’re steamrolling opponents, outscoring them 132-32 during a stretch that includes six shutouts.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 shutoutCarlos Carrasco (15-6) struck out nine in six innings, Lindor had four RBIs and Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer as the Indians lowered their magic number to clinch the Central to six.Cleveland is the sixth team in history to win at least 19 straight, and the streak is the longest since the 2002 Oakland Athletics won 20 in a row — a run that was celebrated in the film “Moneyball.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES The Indians can match those A’s on Tuesday, and their chances of getting No. 20 are strong with AL Cy Young Award contender Corey Kluber starting.At this point, it hardly matters who’s on the mound.Cleveland joined the 1906 Chicago White Sox (19), the 1947 New York Yankees (19), the 2002 A’s (20), the 1935 Chicago Cubs (21) and the 1916 New York Giants (26) as the only teams to reel off 19 consecutive wins. The Giants’ record run is in the books as the major league mark, although it did include a tie, which does not count as an official game in baseball, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Even tying these Indians during a game has been nearly impossible.Cleveland has trailed in only four of 171 innings, scored first in 18 of 19 games and has hit 38 homers. In a season where other teams have displayed dominance, the Indians stand alone.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kluber is 7-1 with a 1.92 ERA in his last eight starts. The right-hander, who leads the AL in ERA (2.56) and opponent batting average (.192), will face Detroit’s Matt Boyd. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:37Protesters 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 “No knock on the Dodgers or the Astros, they’re obviously both very good teams,” said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. “I think this is the most balanced team and probably the biggest threat to anybody in baseball to win a World Series because they do kind of cover every facet of the game.”Cleveland’s streak has happened despite the team missing three of its best players: All-Star reliever Andrew Miller, All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis. They’re all on the disabled list.“It’s just the next guy up,” Kipnis said. “It doesn’t matter who it is or what goes down. We like the depth that we have. We have the players that go out and compete each night and you’re going to win a lot of games when guys play with that attitude.”MILLER MOVINGMiller threw 30 pitches in a simulated game, a major step in his recovery from knee tendinitis. The team will see how Miller responds Tuesday before deciding the next move. Kipnis faced Miller during the workout and doubled off the left-hander.“After I fouled one off, I said, ‘I’ve already had a better at-bat than I have ever versus him in a game,’” Kipnis said. “He smiled at that one.”TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: RHP Jordan Zimmerman received an injection last week for the neck injury that’s bothered him since last season. He will begin a throwing program in the next few days, and Ausmus said Zimmerman will make a few more starts if there are no setbacks. Zimmerman is 8-12 with a 6.18 ERA in 27 starts. … OF Mikie Mahtook (sore left groin) was out of the lineup for the third straight day.Indians: Rookie CF Bradley Zimmer will undergo surgery on his broken left hand on Tuesday in New York. Zimmer got stepped on while diving into first base on Sunday. The Indians do not have a timetable on his return, but it’s safe to assume his season is over.UP NEXT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nadal, Federer back at the top in 2017last_img read more

Josh Richardson gets $42M deal to stay with Heat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Josh Richardson of the Miami Heat tries to get a shot off between Tobias Harris #34 and Marcus Morris #13 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at the Palace of Auburn Hills on March 28, 2017 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Josh Richardson will go to Miami Heat training camp later this month with a new contract.Richardson and the Heat agreed Wednesday on a four-year extension that could be worth $42 million, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The fourth year will be at Richardson’s option, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the signing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The contract goes into effect in the 2018-19 season. Richardson will make about $1.5 million this coming season, and will likely be in the mix of candidates vying for the starting small forward spot with the Heat. The deal was not a surprise, given that Miami officials had indicated repeatedly that they had no plans on letting Richardson go elsewhere.Richardson is entering his third season with the Heat. He averaged 10.2 points last season, appearing in 53 games and making 34 starts. He shot 46 percent from 3-point range as a rookie, then 33 percent from beyond the arc last season — after missing training camp with a knee injury.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 shutoutThe Heat begin this season’s training camp Sept. 26.Richardson turns 24 on Friday. He was the No. 40 overall pick by Miami in the 2015 NBA draft after a four-year career at Tennessee. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound championlast_img read more

Bundit stays as Ateneo coach

first_imgTai Bundit. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAnusorn “Tai” Bundit is still the Ateneo women’s volleyball coach for now.Amid rumors of the Thai coach’s reported ouster, Ateneo president Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ admitted that there are concerns within the Lady Eagles, but those were not enough to merit the immediate ouster of the coach who turned the school’s volleyball program around.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Celtics snap losing streak to injury-hit Spurs John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Read Next But Villarin requested fans to avoid any speculation as the school tries to clear up the matter.“I appeal to your patience and understanding as we try to resolve these internal issues. I also appeal to your better sense to refrain from any speculation or spreading of falsehood that may besmirch the reputation of our fine players, our good coach, and our school,” he said.Bundit led the Lady Eagles to four consecutive Finals appearances and he school’s first women’s volleyball titles in Seasons 76 and 77.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I would like to inform everyone that Coach Tai is still with the team. In fact, I just had a meeting with Coach Tai and our athletics people this morning. And I will soon be meeting with our players. I must acknowledge though that there are issues within the team, as in all teams, and that these will require some time to resolve,” he said in a statement.READ: Bundit status as Ateneo volleyball coach in limboFEATURED 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 shutoutVillarin had to step in to mend the reported rift between Bundit and the Lady Eagles, with much of the unresolved issues stemming from the players’ alleged displeasure over the mentor’s hard practices.Ateneo team manager said last Wednesday that Bundit was asked as to go on leave by Ateneo Athletics Director Em Fernandez.last_img read more

Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers

first_imgOrlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton, left, scoops up a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Magic’s shots went in and the Lakers’ starters went out in the third quarter Wednesday night.Los Angeles never recovered.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers, who never led after the first quarter.When Elfrid Payton’s three-point play gave the Magic a 66-53 lead 93 seconds into the third, Lakers coach Luke Walton yanked all five of his starters out of the game.“I just thought we came out with no energy. (Speights) got a quick 3 and it didn’t feel like our guys were ready to play,” Walton explained. “The message was, look, if you’re not ready to play or you don’t want to play, you’re not going to play. So we went to the second unit. It was a teaching moment.”The Lakers (19-31) never again got the margin under 11.Hezonja hit a 3-pointer, Fournier followed with two more and Jonathon Simmons added two more 3s to help the Magic finish the period on a 22-13 run for a 20-point lead. They led by 29 early in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The Lakers were down by 12 when three straight baskets by Clarkson got them back in the game midway through the second quarter. Speights scored Orlando’s final 10 points of the half, including a couple of 3s.It was a dispiriting loss for the Lakers, who had won eight of 11.“We lost by 30 (actually 22) to the team that has the worst record in the league,” Kyle Kuzma said. “That’s kind of deflating, but give credit to them. They beat us.”TIP-INSLakers: It was Clarkson’s sixth straight game of 15 or more points. … Rookie G Lonzo Ball missed his eighth straight game with a sore left knee. … The Lakers, the worst 3-point shooting team (.327) in the NBA, went 4 of 20 from long range.Magic: F Aaron Gordon missed his second straight game with a strained left hip flexor. Orlando is 2-9 without him. … The Magic shot 54 percent from the field. … Orlando wore new uniforms without the words “Orlando” or “Magic” on them.UP NEXTLakers: Play at Brooklyn on Friday night, the fourth stop on a five-game road trip.Magic: Home on Saturday night against Washington. AFP official booed out of forum 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 Games01:29Police 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 Wizards’ John Wall expected out 6-8 weeks after knee surgery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Marreese Speights scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 19 and Orlando ran away from the Lakers for a 127-105 victory. Winning for only the fourth time in 24 games, the Magic hit a franchise-record nine 3s in a 43-point third period.“The 3-pointer is a momentum shot,” Speights said after making his second start of the season. “You come out and hit a couple like that and you can beat a team easily. You saw that happen in the third quarter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOrlando (15-35) was 9 for 13 from behind the arc in its highest-scoring quarter of the season. The Magic shot 18 for 32 (56 percent) from 3-point territory overall.“It seemed like we were going to make every single shot,” said Mario Hezonja, who hit two of his four 3-pointers in the third. “When that happens, you can take a breath and say, OK, we don’t have to go crazy tonight and try to protect anything. We can control the pace of the game. And we did that.” NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Doe-eyed superhero picked for Tokyo Olympics 2020 mascot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A TV cameraman films footage of the winning design of the official mascots for the 2020 Olympics (L) and Paralympics Games at an elementary school in Tokyo on February 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKATokyo Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and “special powers” that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan.The mascot, which has yet to be named, was selected by elementary school kids across the country from a shortlist of three competitors instantly recognizable as “made in Japan.”ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:29Police 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 LATEST STORIES But Wenlock and Mandeville, the widely mocked mascots of the 2012 London Games, proved far from Olympic gold.The one-eyed characters were dubbed “bizarre” and “creepy” by some, reportedly sending shares in their manufacturer down by more than a third.The Rugby World Cup, which takes place in Japan next year, has already unveiled a pair of pot-bellied lions as its mascots.With luxurious manes, short horns and faces that appear to be shaped like rugby balls, mascots “Ren” and “G” are inspired by “shishi,” the mythical lion-like figure that features in Japan’s new year celebrations and kabuki theatre.Organisers turned to children to select the mascot, hoping to avoid a repeat of the bungled roll-out of the official Olympic logo, which ended up having to be scrapped following accusations of plagiarism.It was deemed to be too similar to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a separate Spanish design.Designer Ryo Taniguchi seemed overwhelmed at the decision.“Thank you. My mind is going absolutely blank. I don’t know what to say,” he said when the decision was announced at the ceremony.“I want to tell this to my lovely wife.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The kids picked option “A,” which, according to the Tokyo 2020 organizers, has a “strong sense of justice and is very athletic.”Helpfully, it has a magical power that enables it “to move anywhere instantaneously.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIts Paralympic counterpart sports pink checks derived from Japan’s famous cherry blossom and is “usually calm, however, it gets very powerful when needed.”Its magic power: “It can talk with stones and the wind. It can also move things by just looking at them.” View comments The pair received over 100,000 votes, more than the other two design sets combined.Mascots are massive in Japan, the land of Hello Kitty and Pokemon, and there are literally thousands representing everything from small communities to prisons.Known locally as “yuru-kyara” or “laid-back characters,” mascots can also be major money-spinners.The pot-bellied, red-cheeked bear known as Kumamon — created in 2010 to promote Japan’s southern Kumamoto region — raked in $8.8 million last year for local businesses selling branded products.Big businessADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Social media reaction was mixed with one user describing the winners as “very Japanese and very cute.” But others said they wanted something “more round” and more “huggable.”“School children, really? Should be B or C,” tweeted one user under the handle @shougodesu_.Several users pointed out that the futuristic-looking mascot chosen appealed more to children whereas adults preferred the softer and more traditional options.The Tokyo 2020 mascot will hope to replicate the success of Soohorang, the cuddly stuffed tiger from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang handed out to athletes on the podium.More than 100,000 stuffed dolls (Soohorang and Paralympic mascot Banbdabi) were sold over the past year, Pyeongchang organisers said.Soohorang sparked an inadvertent social media frenzy after a volunteer dressed up as the tiger got stuck in a doorway, needing a helper to push him through.The 2016 Rio Olympics had a yellow feline animal representing Brazil’s rich fauna and wildlife named Vinicius after music great Vinicius de Moraes.The Paralympic mascot, a predominantly blue and green figure whose head was covered with leaves to represent Brazil’s rich vegetation, was named Tom after musician Tom Jobim.Brazil netted $300 million in profits from licensing intellectual property from the 2016 Games, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Hit and miss LeBron flattered by Philly fans’ free-agency fawninglast_img read more

PSC comes to Lariba’s aid

first_imgMOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP 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 Adamson batters Teng-less Flying V in tune-up BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img 2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine Sports Commission has come to the rescue while the global table tennis community readily showed its support for Rio de Janeiro Olympian Ian Lariba.Without making it public, PSC chair Butch Ramirez said the sports agency immediately got in touch with De La Salle University for a collaborative effort on how to financially help Lariba in her fight against leukemia.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Aside from Lariba, the PSC has also reached out to former Olympic bronze medalist Leopoldo Serrantes of boxing and legendary female sprinter Mona Sulaiman, who both suffered life-threatening illnesses.“If we want to win medals in the Olympics, we should not overlook the situation of our athletes,’’ said Ramirez.READ: Olympian Lariba in need of helpSeveral world-ranked players also expressed their support for the 22-year-old Lariba at the ongoing 2017 World Table Tennis Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany.World No. 2 Fan Zhendong and the third-ranked Xu Xin of China provided inspiration for Lariba in a video message where Romania’s Elizabeta Samara and Petrissa Solja of Germany also aired words of encouragement.The video, which ended with the message “Table Tennis Family stands behind Ian Lariba,’’ can be seen on the Facebook account of the International Table Tennis Federation.ADVERTISEMENT “To be honest, we don’t want to announce it. We promise to take good care of her because she plays for the country,’’ said PSC chair Butch Ramirez.READ: Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLariba, a two-time UAAP Athlete of the Year before finishing her BS Management of Financial Institutions degree at La Salle, will undergo treatment this week after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.The Inquirer found that the PSC initially shelled out P300,000 to foot the medical expenses of the Lariba, the first Filipino paddler who made it to the quadrennial Olympics. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

Abueva, Romeo penalized as PBA doles out more than P90k in fines

first_img‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 The Aces lost that game, 107-106, to GlobalPort in their eighth place playoff.The Batang Pier scorer, meanwhile, was handed down the fine after his “inappropriate gestures” and for incurring a flagrant foul penalty two in his scuffle against Ginebra’s LA Tenorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith Romeo ejected, GlobalPort got booted from the playoff picture with a 96-85 defeat to Ginebra last Tuesday.Abueva and Romeo took the bulk of the fines amounting to P92,600 released by the Commissioner’s Office on Friday. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIEScenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCalvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo were hit with P25,000 fines for their actions in their respective games in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals.The energetic Alaska forward was meted with the penalty after “foisting a stickum sign towards the direction of the Technical Committee,” while also slamming a chair near the Commissioner’s table last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Gin Kings coach Tim Cone was also handed a P5,000 fine for entering the court during the Romeo-Tenorio scuffle.TNT import Joshua Smith will have to pay P6,000 for being attested with a technical foul for disrespectfully addressing a game official and applauding at the referee in a sarcastic manner in the KaTropa’s quarterfinal duel against Meralco.Jayson Castro was meted with a P1,000 fine for his technical foul for disrespectfully addressing a game official, while team manager Virgil Villavicencio was also hit with the P1,000 fine for using profane language.The Bolts also weren’t spared from the penalties, with Cliff Hodge being fined P5,000 for his flagrant foul penalty one infraction, Kelly Nabong P1,000 for his technical foul for second motion against Josh Smith, and coach Norman Black P5,000 for entering the court during the altercation between Hodge and TNT’s Anthony Semerad.Rain or Shine’s Duke Crews, Jericho Cruz, and Jewel Ponferrada were fined P5,000 each for their flagrant foul penalty one infractions. Beau Belga will pay P2,000for his technical foul for continuously complaining against the referee’s call, while Jay Washington got slapped with a P1,600 fine for his technical foul for resentment to a call.ADVERTISEMENT Messi to wed childhood sweetheart in Rosario, Argentinalast_img read more

Gilas stint ‘dream come true’ for Fil-German Standhardinger

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Standhardinger arrives from Germany, attends first Gilas practiceBut that’s the easy part.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe hard part is getting accustomed to the Filipino style of play as he is set to bolster the Gilas Pilipinas squad in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.Standhardinger didn’t waste time and immediately joined team practice on Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours since flying in. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena And he already liked what he saw.READ: Fil-German Standhardinger named to Gilas team set for SEA Games“It’s a great team. I think there are some many nice characters and great people and I’m excited to be here. I think coach just expects to give everything you’ve got and I can bring to the team. I penetrate a lot to the basket, my rebounding is good, so I think that’s where I can help the team the most,” he said.Standhardinger added that he is looking at this opportunity to proudly represent the homeland of his mother, who traces her roots in Angono, Rizal.“I think it’s always a great opportunity for me to make my family here in the Philippines proud, so that’s why I decided to come here and give my best. It’s always a dream to play for a team, for a country you believe in so it’s like a dream come true,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’?center_img China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger, who arrived in the country just Tuesday night, was dealt a reality check: internet access is not readily available everywhere.“I’ve been looking where I can find wi-fi,” he said with a laugh as he messed around with Gilas team utility Bong Tulabot.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Parks, Paras lead PH team in SEA GamesFor coach Chot Reyes, the Fil-German forward has already shown glimpses of what he can do to meet the management’s expectations of him.“We know how he plays and we had a very good idea of what he brings to the team. But of course, he hasn’t been playing since May and then, he planed in last night from a long trip so admittedly, he’s gonna be far from a hundred percent. But like I said, the reason he’s here, he gives us a big guy who can rebound and he also has some skills,” he said. “We like his perimeter game, his ability to put the ball on the floor. I think he’s an all-around skilled guy but now, we need to see how he can cope with the physical game and the banging on the elite Asian level.”Reyes was quick to integrate Standhardinger to the pool, putting him alongside his future national team partners Kobe Paras, Mac Belo, Bobby Ray Parks, and Raymar Jose in the team’s drills.The outspoken mentor also shared his grand plans for the 6-foot-8 stud, noting that same as with Paras, Standhardinger is no doubt going to be a part of the national team’s future.“That’s why he’s here. He’s 27, he’s been playing in the German pro leagues for quite a while, so it’s about time for him personally to get to the next level. And I think this is an excellent opportunity for him,” he said. “We’re not worried. He’s a good kid. I think he’ll come around.”Reyes bared that Standhardinger will be in the country for the long run, as he expects him to stay past the SEA Games and hopefully, for the 2017 PBA Draft, pending the PBA Board of Governors’ meeting on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games View comments #InquirerSeven: Things to know about Jeff Horn Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img read more

Our Favourite/Duty free

first_imgEither you spend too much time at an airport or too little, there is hardly ever just the right time. Here’s a list of airports worth spending hours at-or the Duty Free shopping of course!Suvarnabhumi, BangkokBangkok’s new airport-only four years old now-is like a city in itself. And much like the city, its shopping attractions are worth every tourist’s attention and time. Its Duty Free area, the King Power Duty Free, offers an amazing shopping variety, from upmarket boutiques and world-famous luxury goods, to Thai handicrafts and fabrics, including those must-have famous silks.But the King Power group has more stock for travellers to the Land of Smiles. In the heart of the Thai capital, the King Power Duty Free Mall occupies the first two floors of the King Power Complex, a vibrant mixed-used complex which also comprises a 600-seat theatre, restaurants and a hotel. Duty free items can be pre-purchased at the Mall and then delivered to the airport for pick-up upon departure.Changi, SingaporeSingapore’s Changi is one of the main aviation hubs in Southeast Asia, despite being located in a micro island city-state which is the smallest nation in the region. A benchmark in the aviation industry for service excellence, the airport scores equally well on the duty free front. Changi’s Duty Free has more than 300 shops and eating outlets in its three terminals. The last one was inaugurated in January 2008 and incorporates natural features, a lot of greenery and warm tones. Changi’s Terminal 3 has the first official FIFA store in the world, and also Asia’s first Ferrari travel retail shop. This year, it was voted the World’s Second Best Duty Free Shopping by Skytrax, and the World’s Best Airport Duty Free by Business Traveller’s Asia-Pacific edition, for the 12th year running!DubaiDubai has always been high on superlatives, and its Duty Free is no exception. Last December, Dubai Duty Free celebrated its first silver jubilee, by achieving as much sales on that day as on its first full year of business. Two months earlier, with the inauguration of the new Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai Duty Free doubled its retail space to 15,000 sq m, making it the biggest Duty Free in the world, with the highest sales (US$ 1.1 billion in 2008). Dubai Duty Free offers an ever-growing range of products, such as leather goods, clothing, high-tech and electronic items or gold. For more than 20 years, Dubai Duty Free has a promotion that offers ticket holders the chance to win a luxury car. Also, the Millennium Millionaire draw offers US$ 1 million to one of 5,000 ticket holders. Recently, the Double Millionaire draw was created to offer the chance to win US$ 2 million.Heathrow, LondonIn 2008, London Heathrow was the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic, and the second in terms of total passenger traffic. With over 67 million passengers last year, it does not come as a surprise that its duty free had the world’s second highest sales in 2008, of more than US$ 1 billion. The inauguration of the new Terminal 5 in March 2008 added more than 100 shops and restaurants to the space.Heathrow’s Duty Free offers truly fantastic tax-free prices on a wide range of products: fragrances, skincare and cosmetics, liquor and tobacco and luxury products. For connoisseurs, Terminal 1’s World of Whiskies is a “treasure chest for all whisky lovers”, with a range of around 350 malts. Passengers leaving Heathrow are not the only ones, who can enjoy the shopping experience, as it’s possible to shop out in the Arrivals stores as well.Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, MumbaiNo longer just a transit area, the sparkling new Mumbai airport is now the first stop on a traveller’s itinerary of modern Mumbai-high ceilings, sleek dÅcor, coffee shops, bookstores, cosy lounges and duty free shopping. It’s just the right place for you to do some quick gift-buying if you have missed the chance abroad. Sample this: liquor (premium whiskies, cognacs, champagnes and the best wines), tobacco (cigarette brands, Cuban cigars and pipe tobacco), cosmetics and perfumes (Lancome, Chanel, Dior-you name it, they have it), clothing (Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna etc), hi-tech electronics (Sony, Olympus, Canon etc), boutiques (Hermes, Burberry, Bvlgari…), accessories (Swarovski, Lladro, Majorica and so on). When the shopping drains you, get a refill from the many coffee shops around.JFK, New YorkNew York’s John F. Kennedy airport has infamously been described by news channel CNN as the source of 60 per cent of all travel delays in the United States. Having said that, the airport that cannot really be avoided in the country, is probably the one out of the three in New York with the best duty free options, albeit within a crowded and hurried environment. Products range from standard New York souvenirs to cosmetics and fragrance products from the likes of Chanel, Christian Dior, Lancome, Shiseido, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Gucci, Vera Wang and YSL among others to the very up-market Godiva chocolates and popular Nestle goodies. Also available are luxury gifts such as writing instruments, leather, collectibles, ties, scarves and other accessories. Needless to add, the duty free is well stocked with liquor, cigarettes, cigars and other specialty tobaccos.JohannesburgWith six terminals, Johannesburg’s international airport is Africa’s busiest. The South African airport also offers extensive shopping facilities, with more than 40 shops in both the public and restricted areas, including Cape Union Mart, Capi International, Ekhaya, Klein Karoo and Out of Africa. Smokers have the best deal at Johannesburg, which offers cigarettes at one of the cheapest rates across the world. From bulky hand-knit sweaters to African masks-one of those must-haves from any trip to South Africa-Johannesburg has plenty to keep you on your toes. The shopping area also has about 10 restaurants, including the African Lounge, Cafe di Roma and the world-famous Nandos franchise that offers the hot and spicy peri-peri sauce.Oslo Airport Gardermoen, NorwayThe main international airport in Norway has been pro-active in encouraging travellers to shop. The airport was extended in area by 4,000 sq m of new floorage over two floors. Not only does it feature the largest duty free area in Europe, with 1,530 sq m, but the shops take a large part of the terminal’s width, in front of the international concourse. Therefore, most passengers are funnelled through the duty free area. The shopping zone also has a selection of restaurants including a seafood bar, American sports bar and a Kon Tiki Kitchen and restaurant that serves international food as dishes inspired by exotic expeditions!Schiphol, AmsterdamSchiphol was ranked in 2008 as the world’s third largest airport by international passenger traffic, and hence features vast shopping areas. The “See Buy Fly” slogan and logo of the duty free shops has become a recognisable brand in the world. Despite the abolition of duty free shopping inside the European Union in 1999, Amsterdam airport duty free shops apply one single price, regardless of the destinations. The prices are on average 10 percent lower than any major European city, and special offers can go as low as 35 percent below the usual prices. The airport souvenir stores even have wooden tulips for those unable to carry the country’s fresh bouquets out.Akihabara, TokyoAnd then there is the duty free paradise for gadget freaks, which may not be part of an airport but is part of everyone’s Tokyo itinerary. The Tokyo duty free experience goes on in the capital’s major shopping area for computer and electronics products, Akihabara, also known as Akihabara Electronic Town. This ghetto for geeks is famous for its stores devoted to video games and computer building, personal robots and robotics, anime (local comics and cartoons) and otaku (nerds) goods. Customers can enjoy duty free pricing if their passport indicates a presence of less than six months in the country, in shops like LAOX Duty Free Akihabara, or the Takarada Duty Free Akihabara. Enjoy!10 more…Duty free outlets worth checking out. Spend some time browsing.Abu Dhabi: Following the success of its glitzier cousin Dubai, the Abu Dhabi Duty Free is all set to begin a monthly ‘Big Ticket’ raffle draw with 15 cash prizes, the first one being about US$ 270,000. It also boasts the first Jimmy Choo airport store and the first Hermes outlet in West Asia. If you want gold, check out the Pure Gold outlets.Cape Town: It’s all eyes on Cape Town, as it dresses up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. With over 150 shops it has all the usual trappings but don’t miss the Big Five stores where you can pick up tasty snacks and lovely South African wines.Charles de Gaulle, Paris: The main French airport was Europe’s second busiest in terms of passenger traffic in 2008. And we can safely assume most spent hours in the sprawling airport’s duty free zone. Find an excellent selection of all things French-fashion, beauty and gastronomy.Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas: You cannot return from Texas without your cowboy hat. Or that bottle of BBQ sauce. And if there’s no time to rush back to the city for last-minute shopping, pick it up from the Buckaroo stores. A latest report suggests that the number of duty free shops here is likely to go up by 100 in the next couple of years.Frankfurt: The busiest German airport features plenty of wellness facilities to make the duty free shopping experience more relaxing. Save your euros for a little splurge at the Porsche Design store, the world’s largest. From swanky mobiles to watches, this must-see shop is just one of the many stores you cannot miss.Hong Kong: Rediscover the meaning of ‘value for money’ at HK. At last count, the number of shops in the duty free stands at 250. Add to that 70-odd food outlets and you have all it takes to make the longest layovers pleasant. Also one of the best places to buy digicams.Incheon International Airport, Seoul: Seoul airport, voted World’s Best Airport by Skytrax in 2009, reported the world’s third highest sales in 2008. Apart from your regular high-end brands–Chanel, Burberry et al-it is also a good place to stock up on kim chi, ginseng and seaweed. Kuala Lumpur: Local teas, antiques, liquors, fragrances… you will find them all here. But sales figures indicate that the digital videocam is the most popular buy here. Among other things, you may want to stock up on Malay curry spices, ginger flower buds and cinnamon sticks. Munich: Lovers of Bacchus vouch for this airport’s cheap liquor. The second busiest airport in Germany has an enticing display of some of the world’s finest spirits. If not all, at least a couple of the 35 lingerie outlets here too are worth a dekko. Zurich: It’s like walking into a chocolate factory. No Willy Wonkas here but hundreds of chocolatiers from across Switzerland, instead. Give the perfumes, gadgets and fancy handbags a miss. The handmade chocolates in duty free zone here deserve all your forex. And if you still have some bills you want to spend, pick up the study Swiss Army knife from the Victorinox outlets here.Plus saysIf you have an hour to spare, rush off to the first floor at the Changi airport to the spa that is neatly tucked away just around the escalator. There are also free internet kiosks here that not many know of!Plus saysApart from Mumbai international, almost all the major domestic airports in the country have gone through a complete change. Hyderabad and Delhi domestic are our two new favourites.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more