Facebook to stream 25 MLB games in exclusive deal

first_imgLights 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 View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Beermen strike first Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The package, MLB’s first digital-only national broadcast agreement, precludes teams from televising those games on their regional sports networks.Facebook’s selection will come from among the nine games per season teams can lose from their local telecasts to national video partners, which include Fox and ESPN.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 folkMLB owners approved the deal in a telephone meeting this week. MLB will receive $30 million to $35 million, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the amount was not released.Facebook, Twitter and Amazon and other tech companies are in a race to acquire sports streaming rights, which can be lucrative and potentially boost user loyalty. The deal comes at a time when leagues are worrying about cord-cutters causing a decrease in viewers among cable television networks. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Verizon signed a deal with the NBA to stream eight basketball games on Yahoo, and Amazon paid $50 million to stream NFL games to Prime members last season.The games will be produced by the MLB Network for Facebook Watch, with interactive and social elements that differentiate them from live streaming.Facebook’s first-month schedule includes Philadelphia-New York Mets on April 4, Milwaukee-St. Louis on April 11, Kansas City-Toronto on April 18 and Arizona-Philadelphia on April 26.Facebook had a package of 20 non-exclusive Friday night games last year that began in mid-May and used broadcast feeds from the participating teams.           /mufADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gestures while speaking at an owners meeting in Glendale, Ariz. Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, signing a deal with Major League Baseball to show 25 afternoon games in an exclusive deal. The games will be available Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company’s video feature, via the MLB Live show page Facebook said Friday, March 9. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 weekday afternoon games in an exclusive deal.The games will be available to Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company’s video feature announced last August, via the MLB Live show page. Facebook said Friday that recorded broadcasts also will be available globally, excluding select international markets.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Pacquiao gets record 12th world title in 8 weight divisions

first_imgIt was his 12th world title in record eight weight divisions and something that proved that he still got gas on his tank as his phenomenal career considerably declined through the years.“I hope I brought a convincing victory and honor to the country,” said Pacquiao, who decked Matthysse for a third time with a left uppercut that forced referee Kenny Bayless to wave off the Argentine champ at 2:43 of the round.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’Knocked down twicePacquiao knocked down Matthysse twice before, sending some 9,000 spectators at Axiata Arena to their feet. After a training camp that allowed him to recover and not totally “push myself to the limit,” Pacquiao said after the fight that he feels like he’s only 27 years old.Already, there were talks of him fighting Olympic double champion Vasyl Lomachenko. Even a return fight against fellow megastar Floyd Mayweather Jr. was brought into the conversation.“First, let’s not disturb Floyd because he’s not in boxing anymore,” said Pacquiao, who reportedly earned $100 million from their superfight in 2015.“Second, if he wants to return to boxing, we can talk. But if not, there are more opponents out there.”His purse was kept under wraps as he solely promoted the fight through his MP Promotions, while Matthysse reportedly went home with $2 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANKUALA LUMPUR — Manny Pacquiao made the Filipinos feel like champions once again.In a performance that he hoped brought honor and pride to the country, Pacquiao on Sunday cut down a hard-punching Lucas Matthysse to win the WBA welterweight championship via technical knockout in the 7th round. (More stories in Sports, Pages A2-1 to A2-3)ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Duterte to side with US if Filipinos are harmed in Middle East ruckus03:59Duterte’s drug war barely nicked surface of society’s menace – Robredo02:14Carpio 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 That included President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who both witnessed the first fight to be held in this nation since Muhammad Ali and Joe Bugner clashed in 1975.“Thank you, Filipino people, thank you, President Duterte,” he said from the ring.After a solid exchange of punches in the third, Pacquiao unleashed a left uppercut that caught Matthysse squarely, sending him to the canvas while grappling the ropes.That was enough for the crowd to anticipate a knockout win—something last done by Pacquiao nine years ago when he floored burly Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.“From the beginning, in the first round, I knew in my mind that I can control the fight,” Pacquiao said. “But we stayed with the strategy and stayed patient.”ADVERTISEMENT Matthysse refused to yield and in the fourth and fifth rounds leaned on his jabs to fend off Pacquiao, but the Filipino boxing great tagged him with hooks that staggered the champ just before the round ended.Beating the countLate in the fifth, Pacquiao fired another left uppercut that forced Matthysse to his knees only to beat the count.“Matthysse has power also, and you can’t underestimate him,” said Pacquiao. “He throws strong wild rights and uppercuts.”In the sixth, Pacquiao unleashed combinations while taking fire from the Argentine’s continuous jabbing.By the seventh, Pacquiao smelled bloodand totally abandoned his plan to counterpunch, throwing shots to the head and body before another left uppercut dropped Matthysse for good.Frustrated and disheveled, Matthysse hinted at retirement while still in the ring.‘My time to lose’“It’s just like any fight, you win and you lose, today is my time to lose,” said the 35-year-old Matthysse, who never had the chance to corner Pacquiao and unleash his vaunted turbo-charged punches.“Sometimes, you lose and it’s an honor for me to lose to a legend,” he added. “I will go back to my country, my family. 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first_imgCarpio 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Aces unleashed a fusillade in the third quarter to defeat the Bolts Friday night, 80-72, with Mike Harris making a good account of himself with a double-double output.TNT has lost two of its first three games. Ironically, the KaTropa registered their lone victory without an import against the Bolts before parading Stacy Davis and eventually losing to Blackwater two nights ago.“We’re not quite in shape. Now, we have to chase TNT with its all-star backcourt all around apart from scouting an import we’ve never seen before,” said Compton.Also successful in their conference-opener were the Phoenix Fuel Masters, who will tackle the Stanley Pringle-less North Port Batang Pier in the 6:30 p.m. main event.Eugene Phelps exploded for the Fuel Masters with 50 points, but it was the assertive Calvin Abueva who helped secure the W over the Columbian Dyip, 113-107, Wednesday last week.Abueva, traded by the Aces prior to the conference, pulled down 15 rebounds, eight of them from the offensive glass apart from scoring 12 points and registering three blocks for his new squad.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo will be forced to sit out a majority of the PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round due to a stress fracture on his right shin.“We are doing everything we can to help June Mar recover as quickly as possible with the help of our doctors and PTs (physical therapists),” said San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Worse, Fajardo has also been ruled out for Gilas Pilipinas in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers in the middle of next month. Fajardo will be a mere spectator when the Beermen open their campaign in the season-ending conference opposite the NLEX Road Warriors on Sept. 1.Without the 6-foot-10 inside operator, rookie Christian Standhardinger is expected to fill in the huge hole in the middle. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES But he will also be unavailable for a couple of games due to the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia, where he’s a vital component for the national team.Meanwhile, playing a pair of games in a span of three days normally suits Alaska coach Alex Compton just fine.But clashing against two championship-caliber teams back-to-back will definitely be rough for the Aces.After taking down the Meralco Bolts the other night, the Aces are scheduled to face the TNT KaTropa at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“It’s always tough playing two contenders back-to-back. We have less rest and we have to figure out the guys’ minutes on the floor,” said Compton.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew San Miguel Beer is still several days from its opening game and already, it has suffered some sort of a loss—something that also doesn’t augur well for the country’s preparation for two major international basketball matches.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Saso puts herself, team in contention for medal View commentslast_img read more

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Japan basketball players suspended after buying sex during Asian Games

first_imgThey would be allowed to take part in training, however, Mitsuya added.The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of the Indonesian capital Jakarta wearing their national jerseys and were promptly sent home in disgrace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The expulsion of Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato and Keita Imamura came as a major embarrassment for Japan, which is gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.“I deeply apologize for our careless actions that have brought disgrace on not only basketball fans but also all Japanese people,” Sato told a news conference last week after the four returned to Tokyo. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms RELATED VIDEO They were believed to have been solicited by a pimp to go to a hotel with women but a reporter for Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper spotted them and broke the story.At the last Asian Games in 2014, Japan officials were forced to send home swimmer Naoya Tomita after he was caught on video stealing a journalist’s camera from the pool deck.It is far from the first case of sexual misconduct at major multi-sport events, which typically draw thousands of athletes, officials and fans from around the world.At the 2014 Asian Games, an Iranian official was kicked out for the verbal sexual harassment of a female volunteer, and a Palestinian footballer was accused of groping a female worker at the athletes’ village.In April, at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, a Mauritian official was accused of sexually assaulting a female athlete during a photo shoot.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Didal rules Asian Games skateboarding for PH’s 4th gold medal (L-R) Japanese basketball players Yuya Nagayoshi and Takuya Hashimoto, head of the Japan Basketball Association Yuko Mitsuya, technical chairperson Tomoya Higashino, and players Takuma Sato and Keita Imamura stand to attention at a press conference in Tokyo on August 20, 2018. Four Japanese basketball players on August 20 apologized for disgracing the nation with their “careless act” of paying prostitutes for sex during the Asian Games as the regional Olympics was hit by scandal. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGIFour Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday.Japan Basketball Association chief Yuko Mitsuya told reporters the players would be barred from official tournaments for a year, adding their action “damages the honor and trust of Japan’s sporting world”.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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US Open to AP: Umpire at Kyrgios match will keep working

first_imgNick Kyrgios, of Australia, talks to himself during a match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a second-round match will continue to officiate during the U.S. Open.A “comprehensive review conducted by a number of tournament officials” determined that chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani’s mid-match chat with Kyrgios went “beyond our protocol,” U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier told The Associated Press on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Canelo Alvarez intends to start ‘new chapter’ in GGG rematch Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “I mean, like, I don’t have a coach. I haven’t had a coach for, like, years. Of course he wasn’t coaching me. Like, what are you talking about?” Kyrgios said.“He said he liked me. I’m not sure if that was encouragement. He just said that it’s not a good look,” Kyrgios said. “Look. I wasn’t feeling good. I know what I was doing out there wasn’t good. I wasn’t really listening to him, but I knew it wasn’t a good look.”Kyrgios has run into trouble in the past for not giving his all during matches, even drawing a fine and suspension from the ATP men’s tour in 2016.As Herbert put it: “Just sometimes he’s mentally not here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ But Widmaier said that Lahyani would not be sanctioned, on account of his “exemplary track record as an international tennis official.”“He now has a better understanding of what our protocols are and was informed that he needs to stick to those protocols for the rest of the tournament,” Widmaier said. “Each of his matches will be monitored.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Lahyani was assigned to umpire a men’s doubles match on Court 13 on Friday.On Thursday, Kyrgios, a 23-year-old Australian, did not appear to be putting forth much effort while dropping the first set and falling behind 3-0 in the second against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France. During a changeover, Lahyani left his chair — a rare sight in Grand Slam tennis — to speak to Kyrgios, leaning with hands on knees while saying, “I want to help you.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 30th-seeded Kyrgios wound up beating Herbert 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-0 and will face Roger Federer in the third round Saturday.Widmaier said tournament referee Brian Earley and chief umpire Soeren Frienel were among those who “met with Mohamed several times following yesterday’s match” as part of the review.Herbert said Thursday he thought Lahyani should be sanctioned in some way.“This was not his job,” Herbert said. “I don’t think he’s a coach, he’s an umpire, and he should stay on his chair for that.”During an occasionally confrontational and sarcastic exchange with reporters after the match, Kyrgios laughed at the suggestion that he had received coaching or a pep talk from Lahyani.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Fiba allows Greg Slaughter to play for Philippines as local

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine men’s basketball team will be bringing good news with them when they leave for Tehran, Iran less than a week from now.Facing the mighty Iranians at the start of the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the Philippines will at least have someone to look Iran’s 7-foot-2 center Hamed Haddadi in the eye with Greg Slaughter in tow.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title GALLERY: Steph Curry returns to Manila for Wired Different tour Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Slaughter on Saturday announced he has been cleared by Fiba to represent the Philippines as a local anew.I just found out FIBA has approved my eligibility as a local! Couldn’t be happier about this, thank you to SBP and FIBA for paving the way. I’m looking forward to beginning a wonderful journey with the national team. Para sa bayan! FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— Greg Slaughter (@GWillSlaughter) September 8, 2018In a letter written by Fiba addressed to Samahang Basketbol Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios, the basketball’s global governing body has allowed Slaughter to play for the Philippines “without restriction in accordance with article 3-21.b of the FIBA Internal Regulations.” View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fiba also acknowledged that Slaughter obtained a Philippine passport shortly after he turned 16 years old and that he and his family have been living in the country since he was 19. Fiba also took into the account that Slaughter studied in the Philippines and he has been playing in the Philippines for the past 11 years.With the development, the 7-foot Slaughter will officially make his return to the Philippine squad nearly a decade since suiting up for the original Smart Gilas team.Team Pilipinas flies to Iran on September 10 three days before taking on Haddadi and company.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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NCAA: Altas near Final Four, pound Generals

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title UAAP men’s basketball starting 5: Week 4 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help moved closer to a Final Four berth after an 81-67 romp of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Kim Aurin came off the bench and set a career-high 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field that went with five rebounds and three assists while Prince Eze posted a double-double of 14 points and 16 rebounds with two blocks to boot for the Altas, who rolled to their sixth consecutive win.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We struggled a bit in the first half. The boys were a bit tight because they wanted to build a big lead right away,” said Perpetual Help head coach Frankie Lim, whose team only needs a split in its last two games to clinch a Final Four slot.“Fortunately, they settled down and had a strong third quarter. We had a good flow in our offense,” Lim added.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 ChrissHamadou Laminou led the Generals with 17 points and eight rebounds before he inadvertently got kneed on the back of his head by Perpetual Help’s Jerome Pasia and was stretchered off with 22.6 seconds left in the third quarter. Pasia got ejected after being slapped with a disqualifying foul.The Altas pulled away from a close first half after outscoring the Generals, 24-14, in the third quarter.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We made a lot of stops and we transformed it to fastbreak points in the second half. Easy baskets, easy layups were our prize for making stops.”last_img read more

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DeRozan’s 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jazz: Mitchell missed all six of his shot attempts in going scoreless in the first half. . Every Utah player was healthy and available with the exception of the three players in the G League.Spurs: Popovich tied Pat Riley for fourth all-time in league history with 1,210 career victories. . Davis Bertans missed the game due to an undisclosed personal reason. . Dante Cunningham also missed the game, sitting out due to abdominal soreness. .. The Spurs’ previous low points by an opponent in the first half was 39 points, which happened twice.UP NEXTJazz: At Oklahoma City on Monday night.Spurs: Home against Phoenix on Tuesday. The fallout from the offseason turnover has been most evident defensively.The Spurs had lost by more than 30 points only five times in coach Gregg Popovich’s first 1,758 regular-season contests, but it happened three times in a recent four-game stretch.The dubious run ended with a 139-105 loss at Utah on Dec. 4, which made Sunday’s victory over the Jazz even more meaningful.“I think it’s just the beginning of what we can be,” said Gay, who tied his career high in rebounds. “People forget we’re still learning. We’re trusting each other and we’re continuing to be a pretty good defensive team.”Mitchell was held scoreless in the first half as San Antonio raced to a 54-36 lead while holding Utah to 36 percent shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Sometimes when your offense, you’re not executing, it just hurts your defense,” Mitchell said. “That’s what we put our staple on, defensively, and being able to execute out of our defense.”The Spurs held the Jazz to 18 points in the first and second quarter and set a season low for points allowed by an opponent in the first half.“The last couple of games we looked better at the defensive end,” Popovich said. “More communication, a little more understanding. Guys get used to playing with each other and understanding what the process is for the way we want to play. I think it’s sinking in, so we’ll see if it continues.”Ricky Rubio added 26 for the Jazz and Rudy Gobert was the only other player in double figures, with 12 points.MOMMA’S NOT HAPPYDeRozan has been thrilled playing for Popovich following an offseason trade, but it’s causing some family tension.“It’s crazy,” DeRozan said smiling. “I got cussed out by my mom this morning because she’s been dying to meet Pop. She told me today I better make sure she gets to meet him. So, to have that excitement from my mom, being able to play for a guy like Pop, that’s respected the way he is, it’s definitely an honor.”ON THE BALLGay has five double-doubles this season through 23 games. His career high is eight in 2016.TIP-INS Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points for Utah, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.“It’s a marathon,” Aldridge said. “You can’t get too high, can’t get too low, can’t get caught up in one loss (or) one win. You know we’ve had great games where we’ve played the right way and had good wins. And we’ve had games where we laid an egg out there. So, you have to enjoy it, learn from it, and just stay hungry.”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 “Spurs Way” was a model of consistency and continuity for two decades, but now San Antonio is simply trying to find its way two months into the season after a tumultuous offseason.The Spurs lost franchise cornerstones Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker to retirement and free agency, respectively, traded Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto and lost Kyle Anderson to Memphis as a free agent. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver, front, chases the ball against San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are starting to feel better about their play, which is a welcome sign for the former defensive stalwarts following a series of blowout losses.DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight assists and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Walker, Lamb lead Hornets over Knicks ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

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PBA D-League: Go for Gold-CSB notches first win vs. Family-Mart Enderun

first_imgNuggets top Lakers as LeBron passes Jordan Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MANILA, Philippines—Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde booked its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after turning back Family Mart-Enderun, 78-69  Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Justin Gutang paced the Blazers with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  The Blazers now sport  a 1-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? From a slim 38-35 lead in the third quarter, the Blazers touched off a 13-2 run to pull away, 51-37, with 5:42 left in the period.“We’re happy we finally won,” said Blazers head coach Charles Tiu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We’ve been struggling and the team hasn’t been playing well, but we played a bit better today.”Roosevelt Adams chalked up a double-double for Go for Gold-CSB with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Unique Naboa had 12 points and nine assists.center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Marvin Hayes had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Titans who dropped to 0-2. / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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