Injured Rafael Nadal will miss Indian Wells, Miami events

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ He wrote Friday “the injury I suffered in Acapulco before starting the tournament is the same area as the one suffered in Melbourne.”The second-ranked Spanish star hasn’t played since retiring in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in late January.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 folkLast year, Nadal lost to Roger Federer in the fourth round at Indian Wells and in the final at Miami. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffercenter_img FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Spain’s Rafael Nadal answers questions at a press conference after retiring injured from his quarterfinal against Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Rafael Nadal will miss the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami tournaments because of a lingering right hip injury. Nadal made the announcement Friday, March 2, 2018, on Facebook. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal will miss the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami tournaments because of a lingering right hip injury.Nadal made the announcement Friday on Facebook. He withdrew from the Mexico Open before his first match on Wednesday, saying he needed more time to recover.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cyborg steps in vs Kunitskaya to save the show at UFC 222 View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao eyes next fight in Malaysia in May or June

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Definitely, Malaysia is where we will fight,” said Pacquiao in the report (H/T BoxingScene.com). “If not May, this coming June, maybe third week of June, so the preparation will not conflict with my work.”Pacquiao is also a senator in the Philippines’ upper house and is part of the legislative’s majority party PDP-Laban.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 39-year-old boxer last week rejected to fight in the undercard of Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford bout, which was for the WBO World welterweight title—the last belt Pacquiao owned.Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, told BoxingScene.com that a group of investors approached the Filipino boxing icon to stage a fight in Malaysia. MOST READ UAAP Volleyball: UE pulls off another stunner, keeps UST skidding Pacquiao said those in Malaysia “appealed to have a fight there.”At 39-years-old, Pacquiao (59-7-2) is considerably in the twilight of his career and his last fight ended in a controversial loss to Horn wherein he lost the WBO belt.Pacquiao briefly retired in 2016 when he beat Timothy Bradley for the WBO World welterweight title but that retirement lasted just seven months when he fought Jessie Vargas, for the same strap, in November of that year.Despite the brief rest, Pacquiao has yet to knock an opponent out in eight years with his last stoppage coming in his 2009 conquest of Miguel Cotto.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Famed boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines speaks to the media during a press conference with Jeff Horn of Australia in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)Manny Pacquiao made it clear once more that his fighting career isn’t over.In a TV interview with ABS-CBN, boxing’s only eight-division World champion said he would fight once more in Malaysia either in May or June after he rejected an undercard offer to face Mike Alvarado this April in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano last_img read more

The MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin

first_imgTruck 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 View comments Is it the best player?Those are only some of the many gray areas.Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has said many times over the years that James would win annually, if not for voters getting tired of selecting him (though Rivers is also on record this year saying Harden will be MVP). Michael Jordan might have dealt with the same voter-fatigue issue. And it’s still baffling that Oscar Robertson, who had some of the most statistically ridiculous seasons in NBA history, won it only once.Debate will probably always surround the MVP race, a notable exception being two years ago when Stephen Curry was the first unanimous winner.This year’s answer will come June 25, when the NBA announces the winner. It’ll likely be Harden. There will be reasonable points made in support of that. There will be reasonable points made for James as well.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle ousts Adamson to lock up twice-to-beat; NU advances Mahoney: Warriors in 5.Reynolds: Warriors in 5.BOLD OFFSEASON PREDICTIONSMahoney: Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler were all traded last summer. Is there anything that would surprise you?Reynolds: LeBron James leaves Cleveland, Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard, Wizards break up Bradley Beal and John Wall, and Rihanna DMs Joel Embiid.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Here now, the picks for certain awards by AP Basketball Writers Brian Mahoney and Tim Reynolds, as well as a look at what we think will happen in the playoffs:MVPMahoney: James Harden, Houston. Mastered a new position last season. Masterfully shared it this one. His stats, team’s record, make a worthy winner.Reynolds: LeBron James, Cleveland. Made this same pick last year, making it again this year, because the Cavs would be horrid without him.MOST IMPROVED PLAYERMahoney: Clint Capela, Rockets. Blocks shots, rebounds, and the NBA’s leading shooter doesn’t miss much when he gets the ball.Reynolds: Victor Oladipo, Indiana. He was absolutely fantastic in his first Indiana season, leading the Pacers to the No. 5 seed in the East.COACH OF THE YEARMahoney: Brad Stevens, Celtics. Won it in November with response to losing Gordon Hayward. Re-won it in March with response to losing Kyrie Irving.Reynolds: Many great candidates — like Dwane Casey, Gregg Popovich, Brad Stevens, Brett Brown and Terry Stotts. But Utah’s Quin Snyder is the pick. Part of the issue is this: There’s no clarity on how the MVP is defined.No one knows the criteria. The award ballot sent to MVP voters simply says “The winner of this award receives the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, named after the first Commissioner of the NBA.”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 crownIs it the player most valuable to his team?Is it the player most valuable to the game? LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives for a shot between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and center Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)The argument happens most every year. Who is the NBA MVP?LeBron James has been the best player for most of his 15 years in the league, and he’s won the award only four times. Russell Westbrook won it last year, buoyed by averaging a triple-double, yet seems to not even be in the conversation this season with very similar numbers. James Harden was a popular pick last season, saw his assist and rebound numbers dip this season, yet is generally considered the runaway favorite.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ROOKIE OF THE YEARMahoney: Donovan Mitchell, Utah. Hard to believe he was barely a lottery pick last year after watching him carry Utah like an All-Star.Reynolds: Utah’s Donovan Mitchell gets the call, not in an anti-Ben Simmons vote, but because he led the Jazz like a savvy, seasoned pro.EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONMahoney: Cleveland still has the best player and too much firepower around him to lose four times to an East team.Reynolds: LeBron James is as good as ever, and is always an incredibly tough out. Toronto can defeat Cleveland, but the Cavs rate a tiny edge.WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONMahoney: Golden State, but less sure of that than at any time during the Warriors’ run. Houston is that good.Reynolds: Until proven otherwise, and this assumes that Stephen Curry comes back healthy from his knee issue, the pick is Golden State — again.NBA CHAMPIONS Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Neymar ‘recovering well’ after injury, on course for World Cup

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say02:14Carpio 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 The Brazilian also found time to praise Lionel Messi once more for his support during his time at the Camp Nou.“I was charmed by the humility of a guy that has conquered everything, that is the best of all, asking me to be myself and show my best. He has no vanity. I tell that to my family, to all of my friends. He helped me a lot professionally and even more on the personal level,” Neymar said.The Brazilian also downplayed his disagreements with PSG teammate Edinson Cavani.“Of course we had a certain friction, but we solved that soon afterward. Three days later we sat down and talked. We are both great players, but we are also men and he had to sort it out at the personal level, without telling anyone else,” the Brazilian said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Neymar told a TV Globo variety show that he feels no pain, but he cannot put his injured foot on the ground without an orthopedic shoe. He arrived on stage using two walking sticks.“There is still a month left, but I am recovering well. It is all according to plan,” the Brazilian said. “I feel no pain; I am stepping little by little. I cannot walk freely without the shoe, but I am in treatment, I am working out at the gym too. I am preparing well.”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 striker is widely expected to be on Brazil’s final squad list that will be announced on May 14 in Rio de Janeiro by coach Tite.Brazil’s first game World Cup match in Group E is against Switzerland on June 17. Costa Rica and Serbia are next for the five-time world champions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 26-year-old forward was injured Feb. 25 in a French league game against Marseille.Neymar said that he is not using his recovery time to watch potential adversaries in the tournament that begins on June 14 in Russia.“I don’t like to watch football, believe it or not. At home I never stop what I am doing to watch. I like to play, to be on the pitch,” he said.Asked whether he knew his former team Barcelona had been upset and knocked out of the Champions League by Roma, the Brazilian laughingly said: “I might have heard about that.”Neymar was signed by PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($260 million) from Barcelona last year.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments ABL: Standhardinger proud of Hong Kong team despite semis exit Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brazilian PSG’s footballer Neymar Junior attends the photocall for the 2018 American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) Gala Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo Brazil on April 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDASAO PAULO — Brazil star Neymar said on Sunday he is “recovering well” from a foot injury and is on schedule to be ready for the World Cup.The Paris Saint-Germain striker had surgery in March on a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READlast_img read more

Ceres-Negros blanks Global

first_imgLomachenko in Pacman’s agenda With Manny Ott’s corner landing on his spot in the middle of the box, Schrock expertly executed a scissors kick to guide the ball home to the bottom corner past Patrick Deyto for the goal of the season so far.Mike Ott’s close range finish actually set the tone for Ceres’ dominance, as the Busmen improved to nine points after winning their first three matches.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 LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Former national team star Stephan Schrock scored a spectacular goal and assisted on another as reigning champion Ceres-Negros blanked Global Cebu, 2-0, on Wednesday night in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Continuing his fine form, Schrock set up Mike Ott with a teasing cross from the right for the opener in the 13th minute, before doubling the lead at the stroke of halftime in style.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READlast_img read more

Serbia, Italy rule World Cup

first_imgThe awe-inspiring performance in the finals saw Bulut carry the Serbs for long stretches on his way to finishing with seven points and winning Most Valuable Player honors in the men’s division.A crowd favorite since Day One, the diminutive D’ Alie dazzled in the finals with seven points, powering the eighth seed Italians to an upset over 2017 champion Russia, 16-12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think if you just love people and just spread light, it’s gonna come back and I saw that a lot here,” said D’ Alie, who was an instant hit among Pinoy fans with her flair and creativity on offense. “We just feed off the people’s energy, and that was big for us.”The Italian guard also offered encouragement to Perlas Pilipinas, who ended up winless in their World Cup debut, drawing parallelisms to their early stints in the tournament. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Serbia celebrates after winning the Fiba 3×3 World Cup anew. Photo from Fiba.comBOCAUE, BULACAN—Powerhouse Serbia collected a fourth title in five years, while an Italian squad led by crowd favorite Rae Lin D’ Alie clinched a first crown at the close of the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup late Tuesday night at Philippine Arena.With World No. 1 Dejan Majstorovic struggling with just two points, 3×3 legend Dusan Bulut took charge for the Serbians, who turned back the Netherlands, 16-13, in a rematch of last year’s finals in France.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Troubled Spain meets rival Portugal and Ronaldo at World Cup View commentslast_img read more

FEU knocks out La Salle to enter Filoil semis

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 Far Eastern University booked a semifinals spot after outgunning La Salle, 76-69, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihancenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU collared 44 rebounds while La Salle only had 35.Cani spearheaded the Tamaraws with 22 points while Arvin Tolentino and Prince Orizu chipped in 10 apiece.Andrei Caracut had 15 markers for La Salle. Justin Robert ValenciaADVERTISEMENT Hubert Cani scored the last 11 of 13 points for the Tamaraws including a dagger stepback jumper with 27.8 ticks left for the 74-69 lead.“Facing the seasoned teams from Group A of the tournament help us in our preparation for the coming UAAP season,” FEU head coach Olsen Racela said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLa Salle will face the winner of the Ateneo-Letran matchup.The Green Archers used a 13-2 surge at the start of the payoff period to take the lead, 59-54. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Manganti gives sneak peek of improved game with huge Filoil performance View commentslast_img read more

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love has foot surgery, out at least 6 weeks

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Love, who injured his left big toe in Cleveland’s first exhibition game, had the operation Friday in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The team said his timeline to return to basketball activity will be updated in about six weeks, which means he could be out even longer.The 30-year-old Love played in Cleveland’s first four games before the pain became intolerable. He underwent tests this week and said doctors were still trying to determine the best course of action. Love said the injury became so severe he was having trouble walking and it was affecting his game as he made only 32 percent of his shots in his four games.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 ChrissEarlier this week, Love said surgery had not been ruled out and the team’s medical staff, with input from outside physicians, decided that was the best option for the injury to heal completely.Love’s injury and extended recovery are going to make things even tougher on a team that is 1-7 and regrouping after coach Tyronn Lue was fired Sunday. Cleveland is trying to develop young players while staying competitive, but with Love out it’s going to be even harder. Love signed a $120 million, four-year extension with the club last summer shortly after James left as a free agent.The five-time All-Star as missed 45 games because of injuries over the past two seasons. He averaged 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds before being sidelined by the injury.It’s been quite a week for the Cavs, beginning with Lue’s dismissal.Assistant coach Larry Drew asked the team to restructure his contract if he’s going to be the team’s “interim” coach and fill in for Lue this season. Also, guard J.R. Smith said he wants to be traded because of his reduced role this season, and former assistant coach Jim Boylan filed a lawsuit against the team claiming age discrimination.The Cavs did end their six-game losing streak on Tuesday with a win over Atlanta before losing to Denver. They play in Charlotte on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love shoots a free throw in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Love underwent successful surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, by Dr. Martin O’Malley, to address continued left foot symptoms. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are missing another star.Forward Kevin Love will be out at least six weeks — and maybe longer — after surgery on his left foot, another blow to a team in disarray in its first season following LeBron James’ departure.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook’s 23 lead surging Thunder past struggling Wizards Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Alvarez propels Batangas past Rizal

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Makati also continued its winning ways as the Super Crunch used a strong finish to overcome Zamboanga, 77-65, for a third straight victory.Jeckster Apinan had 19 points off the bench, JJ Manlangit chipped in 14 points and James Mangahas tallied 13 points and six assists as the Super Crunch improved to 9-4.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 ChrissThe Super Crunch got a total 61 points from their bench players as they took control starting the second quarter when Apinan, the standout from Jose Rizal U, caught fire with 12 points.Zamboanga fought back in the third period to tie the game at 47 heading into the fourth quarter, before Mangahas nailed three treys to give Makati a buffer down the stretch. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Reed Juntilla, who averages close to 21 points per outing, was held to just 10 this time.“Consistency on defense has been our calling card and we were able to show that in the fourth period,” said Makati coach Cholo Villanueva after they outscored Zamboanga, 30-18, in the final quarter.Batangas climbed to fourth spot in the South division with an 8-6 record, while Rizal dropped to 4-10.ADVERTISEMENT Lester Alvarez sparkled with a career-best 23 points as Rajah Cup champion Batangas City outlasted Rizal, 92-90, late Wednesday night for its fourth straight victory in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo.With top gun Jeff Viernes struggling, Alvarez carried the fight early, hitting six treys, before teammates Bong Quinto and Jhaymo Eguilos finished off the Crusaders, combining for nine of their team’s last 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Good news for Pirates Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Olympic referendum: Shall it be ‘Taiwan’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum A referendum to challenge this will be held in Taiwan on Saturday. It asks if the self-governing island should compete in international sports events — including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — as “Taiwan” instead of “Chinese Taipei.”“We are the sole IOC member banned from using our own country’s name,” said Chi Cheng, a bronze medalist in the 1968 Olympics. “We are the only member who cannot sing our national anthem and fly our national flag. We are the only one. This shows how seriously China is suppressing us.”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 ChrissNo matter what voters want, nothing is likely to change.China’s authoritarian government has viewed Taiwan as a renegade province since the two separated in the 1949 civil war. The International Olympic Committee backs China, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics after spending $40 billion on the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cleveland thanks LeBron James, who carries Lakers past Cavaliers “People who support changing the name, many of these supporters are pro-independence,” Liao said. “The pro-independence people are feeling upset, so they try to find an opportunity to promote this kind of issue even though they know it may not pass.”China has thwarted Taiwan’s every move to assert its independence, even in the sporting sphere. Earlier this year, Taiwan lost the right to hold the East Asian Youth Games, under reported pressure from China.Taiwan held the Summer University Games last year with about 7,500 athletes. China skipped the opening ceremony, but competed in the events. Athletes from Argentina unfurled Taiwan’s real flag at the closing ceremony, waving an independence symbol that Taiwan athletes are forbidden from displaying.The Argentines were reprimanded for breaking Olympic rules, but warmly applauded inside the stadium.China has warned international airlines and hotels not to use the word “Taiwan” on maps or other material.The referendum needs one-quarter of Taiwan’s 19 million voters to be approved. Liao, the political scientist, doubts it will reach that threshold. If it does, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee is likely to ask its membership what to do.It risks IOC censure if it moves ahead. The IOC is reported to have warned it at least three times not to proceed. If it backs down, it’s thwarting the democratic will of Taiwan voters.“It’s insulting to us because everyone knows we are Taiwan,” George Chang, the former mayor of Tainan and a referendum organizer, told AP. “Chinese Taipei is not an area or a country. What is Chinese Taipei? Nobody knows. So let Taiwan be Taiwan.”Taiwan participated in the 1972 games as the Republic of China. It boycotted the next several after its United Nations seat was handed to China, returning in 1984 after submitting to the name change and China’s rising clout.Despite the roadblocks, the island of 24 million remains a regional power and placed seventh in the recent Asian Games, fielding a delegation of 550 and boasting stars like badminton’s No. 1-ranked woman Tai Tzu-ying. 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Its executive board repeated that stance in meetings on May 2-3.“The agreement remains unchanged and fully applicable,” the IOC said.That puts the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee in a bind.If the referendum passes, it could be required by Taiwanese law to go ahead with the name change pending approval from the legislature.But in a statement to AP, it said “we are bound by the Olympic Charter, the agreement we signed with the IOC in 1981, and also by the IOC executive board decision.”ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan’s athletes are caught in the middle. Dozens protested Wednesday, fearing they could lose their chance to participate in the Olympics.Even if Taiwan was booted out, the IOC has frequently let athletes compete under an independent Olympic flag.Jacqueline Yi-ting Shen, the secretary general of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, declined to comment for this article. But she spoke about Taiwan’s predicament in an interview with the AP at the Asian Games in August.“This gives us a chance to compete and make our strength known internationally, so we accept the pity that we have to compete under the name of Chinese Taipei,” Shen said.She added: “I’m sure that many people (in Taiwan) feel dismayed. But quite a lot understand that it is the reality in the international sporting realm. If we use our own name, we will lose the chance for our athletes. They will lose the playground, or the showcase they have. The right of our athletes to compete is our utmost concern. And I think most Taiwanese understand that.”Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, told a news conference this month that Taiwan was using the name issue to “politicize” sports. He said the referendum would damage Taiwan’s interests but gave no details of measures Beijing might take.Earlier, China warned that Taiwan would “swallow its own bitter fruit” over the referendum issue.Taiwan’s ruling party, the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party led by President Tsai Ing-wen, has remained largely silent on the name change.“There are international constraints on her (Tsai),” Dachi Liao, who teaches political science at National Sun Yat-sen University, told the AP. “She cannot speak out loudly on this; maybe doing something subtly, but never speaking out.”Liao said the referendum is a proxy vote on independence, and China fears it could echo in the ethnic-minority regions of Tibet and Xinjiang. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this file photo taken Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, Taiwanese athlete Lien Te-An carries the Chinese Taipei flag representing Taiwan during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Taiwan will vote on a referendum this month asking if the self-ruled island should compete as “Taiwan” instead of the present “Chinese Taipei.” This would include the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The controversial referendum has angered China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)Athletes from Taiwan compete at the Olympics under the name of a make-believe country: Chinese Taipei. They march behind an imaginary national flag and, if they win a gold medal, hear an “alternate national anthem” being played.Imagine if France or Australia had to use an assumed name at the Olympics, or the United States and Japan were banned from flying their flags.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Alexander C. Huang, who teaches political science at Tamkang University in Taiwan, said the island only faces more isolation if it challenges China.“Taiwan does not have much leverage or support our noble cause, to get our name right or to get our flag flying,” he said. “Maybe in the future … the atmosphere would lead us to that eventual goal. But not now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View commentslast_img read more