Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans over Bulls in OT

first_imgMOST READ Jameer Nelson added 13 points, Darius Miller had 11, and Jrue Holiday 10 for New Orleans. The Pelicans improved to 4-2 on the road.Justin Holiday had 18 points, Denzel Valentine added 16 and Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez had 14 apiece for the Bulls. They were coming off their first road victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth teams looked sluggish completing their first back-to-backs of the season. The Bulls shot 35.4 percent from the field to the Pelicans’ 40.2 percent.Cousins made two of three foul shots for a 91-86 lead with 2:35 left in overtime before Nelson hit a 3 for a 96-88 lead with 48.9 seconds remaining. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ RETURN LOOMINGBulls forward Bobby Portis’ eight-game suspension ended Saturday. Coach Fred Hoiberg refrained from saying whether Portis will play Tuesday at Toronto. Portis was suspended Oct. 18 due to injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic in a fight at practice.Mirotic suffered broken bones in his face and a concussion and is expected to miss four to six weeks. He has been working out, but has yet to get on the court, Hoiberg said. “The important thing is he’s making progress and is in good spirits,” Hoiberg said.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans split two preseason games against the Bulls. … The Pelicans improved to 3-2 on the road with Friday’s 99-94 victory at Dallas. New Orleans had not been above .500 on the road after more than one game since 2010-11. … Cousins and Davis are the only teammates among the league’s top five scorers.Bulls: G David Nwaba exited with a right ankle sprain with 5:17 remaining in the third quarter. He had seven points and four rebounds. … Brothers Jrue Holiday (New Orleans) and Justin Holiday (Chicago) both started. … Markkanen is one of nine NBA players since 1983 to have at least 115 points and 65 rebounds in his first seven career games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser (16). APCHICAGO — Anthony Davis had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 96-90 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).DeMarcus Cousins added 25 points and 11 rebounds — 18 and seven after halftime — to help the Pelicans snap a six-game, regular-season losing streak to the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Drummond powers Pistons past Kings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Davis rebounded Lopez’s putback attempt with 9.7 seconds remaining in regulation. Holiday missed at the other end with 3.3 to go before Cousins blocked Lopez to send the game to overtime.The Pelicans opened the final quarter on a 20-7 run to take a 77-71 lead. Valentine hit a 3 to put the Bulls ahead 83-81 with 2:28 left before Davis dunked to tie it.Justin Holiday scored 10 points in the third quarter for the Bulls, who led by as much as nine and 64-57 after the period.The Pelicans shot 40.5 percent from the field to the Bulls’ 32.6 percent in the first half of a tied game. Davis led New Orleans with 14, and Lopez had nine for Chicago.Cousins had just seven points and four rebounds at halftime after averaging 29 points and 14 rebounds per game and posting two 20-point, 20-rebound games in his previous five contests.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Blatche ‘apologized’ to Gilas for subpar showing, says Reyes

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERNational team coach Chot Reyes isn’t losing sleep with Andray Blatche playing his worst game as a member of Gilas Pilipinas on Monday.The naturalized player only mustered six points on a 2-of-9 shooting from the field, while also committing six turnovers in the Philippines’ 90-83 victory over Chinese Taipei in the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT “With all the attention Andray is getting, it allows June Mar to operate in the post by himself,” Reyes said.Still, Reyes made it clear that he’s far from satisfied with Blatche’s performance and he is keeping his fingers crossed that the 31-year-old big man will have better conditioning come February for the second leg of the qualifiers.“Hopefully, in the next window, he’s gonna be in better basketball shape. He would have been playing for a couple of months in China, so that should be able to help,” he said.Reyes is also pining for Blatche to have more time with the national team pool.“The key is to get him practicing with us for more than five days, like what happened today.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But the seasoned mentor added the former NBA veteran was the first to reach out to his teammates after his lackluster showing.“He apologized personally to the team after the game at the dugout tonight. I think we’ve seen the worst of Andray’s games,” said Reyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBlatche had a forgetful offensive night but he more than made up for his shooting woes on the defensive end, hauling down 15 rebounds and blocking five shots in 28 minutes on the floor.His mere presence alone was also key in helping June Mar Fajardo churn out his best game to date in national team duty, with the four-time PBA MVP posting 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks. “It’s really hard that he’s not in sync with our little counters, the little things that we do. We can’t teach everything in five days. You might be able to teach everything but to actually practice it, run it, make it instinct, you can’t get that in five days.”Blatche arrived in the country on November 19, giving him only less than a week to acclimate and blend in with his teammates before Gilas flew to Tokyo and faced Japan.Reyes knows crucial Blatche is to Gilas especially against the big teams like Australia.“We’re not too worried. We’d still rather have Andray than not have him, especially when we play the big teams. We’d still rather have Andray at this point,” he said.The Philippines plays Australia, which is also undefeated at 2-0, next in February.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Victor Oladipo scores 26, leads Pacers past Magic View commentslast_img read more

Holiday saves Pelicans in win over 76ers

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The 6-foot-4 Holiday, an Eastern Conference All-Star in Philadelphia before being traded to New Orleans in 2013, struggled to create scoring chances on dribble drives against the 6-foot-10 Simmons, missing eight of his first 12 shots. He shifted his focus to passing out of his drives and committed five turnovers.Then Holiday opened the fourth quarter by letting fly quick 3s and changed the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I guess it was just my turn at that time,” Holiday said. “Obviously, we were down and I was having a rough game passing the ball.”Rajon Rondo, who sat out the Pelicans’ collapse against Sacramento on Friday night, returned with 13 points and 18 assists. Holiday said Rondo fueled New Orleans’ 44-point fourth quarter with his ability to push the pace and “get everybody a good shot.”“My points are (thanks) to him,” Holiday asserted. “Right when he came back in, everything changed for me.”Anthony Davis added 29 points and DeMarcus Cousins 23 for New Orleans, which looked out-of-synch in the third quarter and in danger of dropping a second straight at home.“We didn’t want to happen what happened last game,” Holiday said. “That’s all that we kept on talking about.”Simmons, who played one season at LSU before being selected first overall in the 2016 draft, had 27 points and 10 rebounds. He dazzled the crowd with a handful of explosive, driving dunks, including a reverse jam along the baseline that had the Sixers as close as 108-107 with 7:26 left.ADVERTISEMENT But Holiday and Davis responded with 3s to make it 114-107.“Closing games out on the road is always difficult,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “It’s especially difficult with DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday” on the other team.J.J. Redick, who had 28 points, hit a tough 22-foot jumper that briefly cut the Sixers’ deficit to five with four minutes left, but Holiday again responded with a 3, and his final 3 a couple possessions later gave the Pelicans’ an 11-point lead with 2:54 to go.Already without 6-foot-9 starting forward Robert Covington, the Sixers scratched 7-foot center Joel Embiid minutes before the game because of back stiffness.“We have to be more consistent and make the right plays every time,” Simmons said. “When we make mistakes and do not have guys like Joel and Cov to make up for it, it gets tough. We have to just come together as a team and get through it.”Still, Philadelphia outrebounded New Orleans 47-33 and outscored the Pelicans 60-44 in the paint. The Sixers snagged 22 offensive rebounds, which tied a season-high and led to 20 second-chance points.TIP-INS76ers: Embiid, whose playing time had been limited since offseason knee surgery, was expected to play in New Orleans after sitting out in Cleveland on Saturday night. … Covington was ruled out because of a back injury stemming from his leap into the stands in Cleveland a night earlier. … Guard T.J. McConnell also was scratched with a left shoulder sprain. … Amir Johnson and Trevor Booker each had 16 points for the Sixers. … Dario Saric had 13 points and 11 rebounds. … Richaun Holmes scored 12 points.Pelicans: E’Twaun Moore had 14 points and Dante Cunningham 10. … Davis was called for a flagrant foul with 4:54 to go for lifting his elbow while setting a screen and hitting Simmons in the head. … Cousins’ playing time was limited when he was assessed his fifth foul with 9:33 left. … Reserve swing player Tony Allen dropped to the court in the first quarter before limping to the locker room on his own with what team officials said was a left knee injury. He did not return.KEEPING MOMENTUM Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Oladipo scores career-high 47 as Pacers beat Nuggets in OT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Cousins said he persuaded coach Alvin Gentry to delay subbing him back into the game in the fourth quarter because he didn’t want to disrupt New Orleans’ surge into the lead.“He wanted me to get AD a break, but at that moment we were kind of going on a run, so I said, ’Coach, let ’em roll,’” Cousins recalled. “I just didn’t want to be the guy to break what we had going on.”UP NEXT76ers: At Minnesota on Tuesday night.Pelicans: At Houston on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) goes to the basket between Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) and forward Trevor Booker (35) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Right when it looked as if rising star Ben Simmons might lift the 76ers to an unlikely road victory, a guy that used to have Simmons’ job in Philadelphia took over in the clutch and rescued the Pelicans.Jrue Holiday made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, when he scored 19 of his 34 points, and New Orleans overcame an eight-point deficit in the final period to beat short-handed Philadelphia 131-124 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Chiefs flaunt tough roster

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lady Chiefs will have the core of last year’s champion team—although they lost captain Ria Sante to graduation.San Sebastian, meanwhile, begins life without star Grethcel Soltones, the league’s three-time MVP, who finished her collegiate career without winning a title. —MARC ANTHONY REYESFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Arellano Lady Chiefs. CONTRIBUTED PHOTODefending champion Arellano University fields a solid roster as it opens defense of its NCAA women’s volleyball crown against Mapua on Jan. 4 at Filoil Flying V Centre.San Sebastian will take on Emilio Aguinaldo in the other opening-day match.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES National Doubles Amateur: Manotoc-Lagman seizes lead over Wong-Petilcenter_img View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Porzingis, Jack help Knicks edge Mavs to end 3-game skid

first_imgDOUBLE-DOUBLESKyle O’Quinn had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Enes Kanter added 13 points and 18 boards for the Knicks. Porzingis fell just two rebounds short of a double-double of his own.UP NEXTKnicks: Return home to play Chicago on Wednesday.Mavericks: Host Orlando on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) battles Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) for space during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS — On the day the New York Knicks guaranteed his contract for the rest of the season, Jarrett Jack hit the big shot to deliver them a victory.Jack’s floater in the lane with 31.2 seconds to play snapped a tie and the Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-96 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Mavericks trailed 90-77 with 4:48 left, but went on a 15-2 run over the next 2:20 to tie the score at 92. Harris started and ended the run with 3-pointers.“We did what we were supposed to do all game, turned up the pressure and intensity,” Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews said. “It was just a little too late.”After Porzingis made two free throws and Barnes hit a short jumper, Jack used Porzingis’ screen to penetrate into the lane and drop in a floater.“I was just trying to be aggressive,” Jack said. “They had done a good job of mucking the game up, denying a lot of our actions, not allowing us to get the ball in the place that we were trying to get it to. (Porzingis) set a good screen. I saw I had an opening and I just tried to knock the shot down.”J.J. Barea missed a long 3 that would have given Dallas the lead, and Courtney Lee hit four free throws in the final 16.6 seconds to seal it.ADVERTISEMENT Up 56-52 at halftime, New York built its lead to 73-63 midway through the third quarter before the Mavericks closed the quarter on an 8-2 run.But after Harris’ three-point play cut the lead to 77-74 with 11:27 to play, Dallas did not score again for five minutes as the Knicks built the lead back to 13.TIP-INSKnicks: Lee has made 43 free throws in a row, the second-longest streak in Knicks history. Chris Duhon made 44 in a row in 2008-09.Mavericks: Matthews had 14 points and four Mavericks scored 11.HARPER HONOREDThe Mavericks retired Harper’s No. 12, the third Dallas player to be so honored. Harper’s jersey joins those of his former teammates Brad Davis (No. 15) and Rolando Blackman (No. 22) in the rafters. Harper played 12 seasons in a 16-year career with the Mavericks, ranking fourth in the team’s history in points and first in assists and steals. Harper also made the NBA Finals with the Knicks in 1994 and is now the analyst on Mavericks’ TV broadcasts.“I kept looking up at Brad and Ro’s numbers during the first half of the game and just thinking that I was going to be up there joining those guys. ” Harper said after the game. “When reality sets in, this is a big deal because not a lot of people get to have their jersey retired. It’s an incredible honor.”BATTLE OF THE ROOKIESHarper wore No. 11 with the Knicks, and that jersey is now worn by rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, the eighth pick in the 2017 draft. The Mavericks took Dennis Smith, Jr. with the next pick. Smith won the scoring battle on Sunday, 11 points to seven, and both players had five assists. Ntilikina added seven rebounds and was on the floor for most of the fourth quarter as the Knicks built their double-digit lead. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Barca wins 3-0 before Coutinho arrival; Madrid drops points Kristaps Porzingis scored 29 points for New York, which ended a three-game losing streak and sent the Mavericks to their third straight loss — all at home.Dallas never led in the game, but for the third game in a row, the Mavericks made a late rally from a double-digit deficit — and fell short just as they had against Golden State and Chicago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s really the same old story,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “It’s an early hole, it’s a late rally, and then come up short. Bottom line is we’ve got to be better early in games.”Harrison Barnes scored 25 points and Devin Harris had nine of his 11 in the fourth quarter for Dallas on the night the team honored long-time point guard Derek Harper by retiring his jersey.last_img read more

Westbrook and George help Thunder over Rockets

first_imgNets hit 24 3s, 1 shy of NBA record, in rout of Bulls LATEST STORIES Oklahoma City is vying with several teams for the final playoff spots in the loaded Western Conference. The victory gives the Thunder a 2-1 win in the season series and snaps the Rockets’ 20-game home winning streak.James Harden had 26 points for Houston, and Chris Paul added 17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPaul hit a step-back jumper and Gerald Green scored to give the Rockets a 92-91 lead with 7:09 left. But Westbrook scored five quick points to start an 11-0 run by Oklahoma City that made it 102-92 with about four minutes remaining.Houston went scoreless for more than four minutes, missing seven shots and committing three turnovers as Oklahoma City pulled away. The Thunder also blocked three shots in that span. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Rockets scored five straight points with less than a minute left to get within five, but George made two free throws to help secure the win.Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points for Oklahoma City, including three of the Thunder’s 10 3-pointers.The Thunder led by as many as 11 in the first half, but Houston used a 5-1 spurt take a 62-61 lead at halftime.TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook also had 10 assists. … Oklahoma City had five blocked shots, including two from Jerami Grant. … Steven Adams added 12 points.Rockets: Paul received a technical foul in the second quarter after arguing after being called for an offensive foul. … Ryan Anderson missed his second straight game with a sprained left ankle. … Eric Gordon also sat out for the second straight game with a sore left ankle.UP NEXTThunder: Visit Heat on Monday night.Rockets: Visit Lakers on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ APHOUSTON — Russell Westbrook and Paul George each scored 24 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a timely fourth-quarter run to pull away for a 108-102 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.The Thunder were down one with about seven minutes left before scoring the next 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina As a player and executive, Kupchak has been a part of 10 NBA championship teams. He won three as a player — one with the Washington Wizards and two with in Los Angeles Lakers — and seven as a Lakers executive.“In every role and in every stop during his tenure in the NBA, Mitch Kupchak has brought the highest levels of success to his teams,” Jordan said. “… Having won championships as both a player and an executive, we have confidence that Mitch is the right person to lead our basketball operations, build a winning culture and bring sustained success to our organization, for our fans and for the city of Charlotte.”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 63-year-old Kupchak replaces Rich Cho, who was fired earlier this season. Charlotte has failed to make the playoffs in three of its last four seasons.One of Kupchak’s first decisions will be whether or not to bring back coach Steve Clifford, whose contract expires after the 2019 season. Mitch Kupchak. APCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets owner Michael Jordan has turned to a fellow former North Carolina Tar Heel with a strong NBA track record to help turn around his struggling franchise.Charlotte hired Mitch Kupchak as president of basketball operations and general manager Sunday, giving him full control of day-to-day operations. Jordan called Kupchak a “proven winner” in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Kupchak brings more than 30 years of NBA front office experience to Charlotte, including 17 seasons as a general manager with the Lakers.“I’m excited to join the Hornets organization and I want to thank Michael for this opportunity,” said Kupchak. “I am well aware of the passion for basketball in Charlotte and throughout the entire state of North Carolina?, and I am confident that we can build the Hornets into a successful team that our great fans can be proud of.”Kupchak inherits a roster that includes two-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker, aging center Dwight Howard and Nic Batum, but not much else to build around for the future and with few assets available to trade other than Walker.But Jordan thinks Kupchak is the man who can turn things around.Kupchak began working in the Lakers’ front office in 1986 under Hall of Famers Jerry West and Bill Sharman, who was the first person to win a championship as a player, coach and executive. Kupchak took over as general manager in 2000, serving in that capacity until being fired in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 76ers rout Mavericks, win 14th in row to tie club mark Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 The Lakers won four NBA titles and six Western Conference Championships during that 17-year run, posting a 747-607 (.552) regular-season record and winning 63 percent (111-66) of their postseason contests. During that span Kupchak was responsible for the day-to-day management of the team, including personnel decisions, contract negotiations, salary cap strategy and scouting collegiate and international players.Kupchak played at North Carolina and was the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 1976 NBA draft.He played nine NBA seasons in Washington and Los Angeles and averaged 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 510 games.At North Carolina, Kupchak was named 1975-76 ACC Player of the Year as a senior. He is one of 49 UNC standouts to have his jersey (No. 21) honored and raised to the rafters of the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Close calls for Clutch, All-stars

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Roger Yap, Reil Cervantes and Adrian Celada made their presence felt with solid contributions on both ends as the All-Stars rallied from a 10-point deficit in the third period to spoil the debut of the revamped Bataan squad now being coached by Jojo Lastimosa.The 40-year-old Yap had seven points and 11 assists.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 crownEarlier, Navotas thumped Pasay, 83-75, with Levi Hernandez on the firing end.Hernandez, the former Arellano standout, pumped in 26 points, joining forces with Rey Publico, Monbert Arong and Ron Dennison in the second half, where the Clutch finally seized control. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film One of only two holdovers from last season’s team, Publico showcased a more polished offensive game with 22 points and nine rebounds, drawing praises from new coach Richie Ticzon.“We named him team captain to serve as leader on the floor,” said Ticzon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Engaged Kiwi couple rules Albay Xterra China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Manila delivered a stellar home debut, leaning on big plays from Aris Dionisio as it overcame Bataan, 89-82, on Saturday night to barge into the win column of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at San Andres Sports Complex.Dionisio, a star from St. Clare College, finished with 21 points, including the layup that sealed the victory for the All-Stars, who unveiled a lineup made up of former PBA players and collegiate standouts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Just play

first_imgView comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Disagreements with national team choices are really nothing new. Announcing basketball lineups of the past and present has usually been a trigger for debate. In a pre-social media era, fans who didn’t like the coaches’ choices would write letters to the newspaper editors, voice objections on radio or express their disagreement wherever there was a crowd willing to listen.The criticism back then could be easily managed or even ignored since concerns could not go completely widespread or viral unlike what they do now in the digital century.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 crownLet’s get real about three points on this issue.First, fans can express what they feel as long as the posts or tweets are respectful. Using foul language is really out of place in the public domain. Disappointment over player choices can be expressed but should be within the limits of good online behavior. Pocari survives BaliPure in thriller, nears semis Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Second, the coaching staff, led by Shaq De Los Santos, obviously has a system in mind that emphasizes height and experience. What that system will be remains to be seen and developed. This national team will not have the luxury of time or preparation for that system and at best, the current efforts will be investments for the future.Lastly, the opposition this team will face will be formidable regardless of what bracket they end up in. Just as in basketball, we have to keep playing against the best in order to be more competitive. Philippine volleyball is popular today but it needs to measure itself against the region for the sport to reach new levels of play.There are those who say that sending a team right now is like walking into a den of lions or tigers. But how can we learn to fight back or improve in the volleyball jungle if we don’t play the tough games?ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Blame volleyball’s popularity, social media and the craving for a competitive national squad for what is being said about the recent line-up announcement of a possible team for the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in August and September.Some players, obviously fan favorites, were not included and the disappointment was expected. The announced roster has skipper Aby Maraño, Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Ces Molina, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado, Kim Dy, Cha Cruz-Behag, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

Federer: I struggled to breathe in shock US Open loss

first_imgIt was Federer’s first loss against a player outside the top 50 in 41 meetings at the US Open.He finished with 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults but had a host of chances to take wrap up matters in straight sets, squandering set points in the second and third sets.He had also been a break to the good at 4-2 in the fourth but the errors just kept piling up.Monday’s result meant there would be no quarterfinal showdown with old rival Novak Djokovic who will now face Millman instead on Wednesday.“I knew I was in for a tough one. Maybe when you feel like that, as well, you start missing chances, and I had those,” said the Swiss.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Real Madrid in draw for 7-team Club World Cup “I just thought it was very hot tonight. Was just one of those nights where I guess I felt I couldn’t get air. There was no circulation at all,” said 20-time major winner Federer who was bidding to clinch the US Open for the first time in a decade.“I just struggled in the conditions. It’s one of the first times it’s happened to me.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’“It’s uncomfortable. Clearly just kept on sweating more and more and more and more as the match goes on. You lose energy as it goes by.“But John was able to deal with it better. He maybe comes from one of the most humid places on earth, Brisbane!” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Switzerland’s Roger Federer reaches for a towel after losing a point to Australia’s John Millman during their 2018 US Open Men’s Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZRoger Federer revealed he struggled to breathe during his shock 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) defeat to world number 55 John Millman at the U.S. Open on Monday.The 37-year-old five-time champion labored to his earliest loss at the tournament in five years with his challenge sinking in the crushing humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “That was disappointing. I was just happy that the match was over.”Federer believes the decision to build a roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium contributed to his problems.The roof was open Monday, but the space above the cavernous arena has been reduced by the wings which help support the structure.“I do believe since the roof is on that there is no air circulation in the stadium. I think just that makes it a totally different US Open,” said the world number two.“Plus conditions maybe were playing slower this year on top of it. You have soaking wet pants, soaking wet everything.“It was just tough. I thought John played a great match in difficult conditions.”Federer said he did not regret his decision to invite Millman to come and train with him after the Australian had suffered a first round loss at Roland Garros.The pair spent a few days on court before the Wimbledon warm-up event at Stuttgart.“I didn’t know he had a girlfriend in Stuttgart. Just Severin (Luthi — his coach) asked him. He was like, Yeah, absolutely, I’m ready to come. We had a great few days, a good time together.”Federer said he admired Millman’s fighting spirit, forged from suffering a series of injuries in his career. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES He has undergone two surgeries on his shoulder and one on his groin.As a result of his injury toils, his ranking slumped to 1,101 in August 2014 but recovered to 71 just 12 months later.After a groin operation, Millman was slipping again with his ranking at 235 in August last year.“I love his intensity,” said Federer.“He reminds me of David Ferrer and those other guys that I admire a lot when I see them, when I see how they train, the passion they have for the game.“He’s got a positive demeanor about himself on and off the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more