Forgotten man: Derrick Favors ready to bounce back with Jazz


first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene But all that seems like a distant memory.Memories of Favors are now of him struggling to move, playing just 50 games and averaging 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds last season — his worst since 2012-13. But the season before the injuries, Favors averaged 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and was considered a borderline All-Star. He and Hayward were thought of as the nucleolus of a young Jazz roster.Hayward, however, developed into a max-contract All-Star and Gobert evolved into one of the dominant centers in the league while Favors struggled to stay on the floor. The Jazz then brought in George Hill, who had a career year, and Joe Johnson, who started eating up major minutes at the four position, then advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2010.Favors was no longer one of Utah’s rising stars.“Anytime a player goes through this, there’s no question of a mental component,” Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. “We do appreciate that Derrick persevered and didn’t complain when his role was adjusted. And adjusted appropriately because he could only handle so much of the load and minutes.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors knows he’s been the forgotten man in the Utah Jazz grand scheme.“I’m pretty much used to it,” Favors said. “The whole time I’ve been here has been like that. It seems like everybody seems to forget about me all the time. That’s what people kind of forget, I can score the ball, too, when I get the chance.ADVERTISEMENT ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “Not only was there the physical component, the mental component and the integration as well that he just wasn’t available during critical periods when the team was starting to perform.”Favors is now the healthiest he’s been in nearly two years and the timing couldn’t be better for the Jazz, who lost nearly 40 points per game with Hayward in Boston and Hill in Sacramento. The Jazz listed Favors at 265 pounds last season before he dropped 15-20 pounds during the summer. He improved his diet — cutting out a lot of red meat, pork and heavy foods while emphasizing lighter fare and more vegetables. Favors also worked to strengthen the muscles around his knee and focused on improving foot speed, lateral and explosive movements.“There was a lot of frustration last year, but he handled it well,” said Jazz assistant coach Antonio Lang. “He was really professional. There were some people taking some shots at him because he wasn’t as efficient as he’s been in the past, and he’s never a guy that’s going to say, ‘I’m not 100 percent.’“When Derrick’s healthy, Derrick can be back to being Derrick.”Those around the organization say there’s a clear difference in the vibe surrounding Favors. He took a couple weeks to get away after the season, spending time with family and friends. He his third child, Derrick Jr., was born on July 24.A motivated Favors now has something he has never had in Utah: A starting pass-first point guard in Ricky Rubio. And if that isn’t enough, Favors is in a contract year.“I’ve got a big opportunity in front of me right now,” Favors said. “We’re going to be a different type of offense now that Gordon is gone.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Rhode Island girl collapses at soccer game, dies at hospital Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I definitely prepared myself this summer to be a big part of the offense, whether it’s scoring or being a playmaker.”The Jazz are going to need Favors to produce.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThey are embarking on a new era with the departure of Gordon Hayward. All-NBA center Rudy Gobert and guard Rodney Hood are commonly thought to be the future of the franchise, but Favors could be the key to the Jazz earning back-to-back playoff berths for the first time this decade.Favors spent the last season and a half dealing with knee and back injuries that didn’t require surgery, but sapped him of his athleticism. Being light-footed and nimble in a powerful 6-foot-10 is what made Favors unique. He could attack the rim, finish with touch and knock down jumpers past the elbow. On the defensive end, the former No. 3 overall pick out of Georgia Tech was agile enough to guard multiple positions, protect the rim and not be a liability in pick-and-roll. View commentslast_img read more


Former Rockets coach Kevin McHale says James Harden ‘is not a leader’


first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13). (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)James Harden had pretty successful individual  season last year, averaging career bests in points (29.1), rebounds (8.5) and assists (11.2) while moving to the point guard position for the Houston Rockets.With the five-time NBA All-Star expected to slide back to the shooting guard position due to the arrival of Chris Paul, former Rockets head coach Kevin McHale questioned the crafty lefty’s leadership.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea defender scores 2 own goals in loss to Russia McHale, who mentored Harden for three and a half seasons, said his teammates had a hard time listening to the bearded guard due to his deficiencies on the defensive end of the floor.“Look, if James tells you, ‘Chuck, you got to play better D.’ You listening to him? You got to be kidding me. I lived through it, believe me,” the coach-turned-analyst said. “Everybody in the locker room did this [hand on forehead]. Every time he mentioned defense, everybody would put their head down, like you got to be kidding me.”Still, McHale lauded his former player as “fantastic with the ball and a “great passer.”“The guy’s got phenomenal vision. Talk about vision, James can see all the passes and do everything,” he shared.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide “But James is not a leader,” the Boston Celtics legend said in an appearance on NBA TV. “He tried being a leader last year, tried doing that stuff. I think Chris Paul is going to help him just kind of get back into just being able to hoop and play and stuff like that.”The #OpenCourt guys discuss if @CP3’s arrival will benefit @JHarden13 and the @HoustonRockets. pic.twitter.com/hT2bibHrpSFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 6, 2017 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more


PBA approves Kia-San Miguel trade


first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 “I then talked to [San Miguel governor] Robert [Non] to please consider the sentiments of the fans. They want to see balanced teams.”Narvasa then gave San Miguel an hour to include Tubid in the package; otherwise the deal would be off.“I told San Miguel that it should be McCarthy, Reyes, Tubid, and a 2019 first round pick and if you cannot decide in one hour, you can consider the deal rejected.”Narvasa saw the fairness in the trade as Reyes can match up against reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and that McCarthy is a capable point guard for Kia and is someone who can defend Chris Ross.Agovida was scratched from the package as Narvasa deemed Kia needed someone who had played more years in the PBA, and that is why the 13-year veteran Tubid got included in the package.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NFL’s new mantra: ‘Go younger. Go cheaper.’ Narvasa announced the deal Friday, an hour before Game 7 between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco at Philippine Arena.San Miguel will get the rights to no. 1 pick, which is likely to be Christian Standhardinger, while Kia will receive Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and a 2019 first round pick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe trade initially featured Reyes, McCarthy, and Keith Agovida for the pick but Narvasa intervened saying the package was too lopsided in favor of San Miguel.“I talked to them earlier this morning and I rejected the trade,” said Narvasa in Filipino. “I told them to not push it if this is just the package.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set BOCAUE— PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa has approved the trade that wound send the 2017 PBA Draft first overall pick belonging Kia to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


After dropping 32, Beasley says he’s had a hot hand since day he was born


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nash, Kidd, Hill, Allen eligible for basketball Hall of Fame LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “January 9, 1989,” said Beasley, referring to his birth date, when asked about the second-half explosion that carried the New York Knicks to a 102-93 win over Boston Celtics Thursday night here.Beasley took over for the Knicks when they couldn’t sustain their hot start as the team’s best player Kristaps Porzingis struggled and the Celtics, owner of the league’s best record, crawled back and threatened to break away late in the third quarter with a nine-point lead.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 folkREAD: MVP chants as Beasley scores 32 to lead Knicks past CelticsThe former 2008 second overall draft pick unleashed a stunning offensive showcase, including 18 of his 32 points in the payoff period, that had fans at historic Madison Square Garden on their feet chanting “MVP! MVP” every time Beasley stepped up to the line. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Beasley, who struggled with substance abuse in his days in Miami, bounced around the league and became an MVP in China before joining the Knicks, has settled well into his role as a reliable sub after getting a few starts early in the season.In fact, according research by Elias Sports Bureau, he is the only Knick to have scored 32 and got 12 rebounds not at a starter.“Coming off the bench, starting, whatever the team needs I’m going to do,” Beasley said. “If the team needs me to sit on the end of the bench and be a cheerleader then give me my pom poms. However I can help this team win I’m going to do.”This night, he did things the Knicks’ most valuable player usually did.“Michael Beasley had my back tonight,” Porzingis said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Beasley knew those chants were usually reserved for Porzingis, who had a dismal return from a two-game absence with a 0-11 shooting clip. But that night against the Knicks’ Atlantic Division rivals, he deserved the praise and reveled in it a bit.“It’s nice to hear but I am pretty sure it’s for KP,” said Beasley at the locker room.“I’m just here for the team. Whatever they need, whenever they need. Scoring, rebounding, defense. I just try my best. As humbly as I can say it I just feel like every shot is going in.”Knicks coachh Jeff Hornacek was not at all surprised with Beasley’s performance.“Mike, he can do a lot of things with the ball He was the second pick in the draft 10 years ago, after all. He’s talented and you all saw that tonight,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina New York Knicks’ Michael Beasley, center looks at the screen during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK—Michael Beasley knew had the hot hand way before his third quarter breakout.He started feeling it 28 years go.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more


Arellano ousts JRU, returns to NCAA volleyball Finals


first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases The only hurdle the Lady Chiefs had to overcome in the third set was the 3-0 deficit but the defending champions proved to the Lady Heavy Bombers they were in a class of their own.“I told my players that we still don’t have the right to celebrate because we only won two sets,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier in Filipino. “I told them to not let JRU go up to 4-0.”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 folkAndrea Marzan gave Arellano a 16-10 lead heading into the final third of the last set and the Lady Chiefs just had to keep the Lady Heavy Bombers at bay.After JRU trimmed the deficit to two, 17-15, the Lady Chiefs retaliated with three straight points with Sarah Verutiao denying Grace Verzosa with a well-timed block for Arellano’s 20-16 lead. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Cavs revamp roster at trading deadline hoping LeBron stays Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano University took the easy route to return to the championship round, taking down Jose Rizal University, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17,in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Regine Arocha then put Arellano at the 24-17 match point with a swift crosscourt kill before Annie Sibangan hit net in what became Arellano’s final point, and JRU’s last error, in the match.Arocha led Arellano with 15 points while Marzan and Jovielyn Prado combined for 16 points.Verzosa led JRU with 12 points while skipper Shola Alvarez added seven.ADVERTISEMENT 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 STORIESlast_img read more


Antetokounmpo, Terry lead Bucks over Magic


first_imgMilwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks the ball in front of Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Milwaukee Bucks got what they have come to expect from 23-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo and an unexpected boost from 40-year-old Jason TerryAntetokounmpo scored 32 points and Terry came off the bench to score 11 points in the second half in the Bucks’ 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Magic (18-37) missed 14 straight 3-point shots and saw their three-game winning streak broken.“We were right there the whole game,” said D.J. Augustin, who missed all four of his threes. “I felt like we could have pulled away at the end, but Jason Terry came in and hit some big shots, like he’s been doing his whole career.”Mack made all six of his shots in the first half in leading Orlando to a 54-50 halftime lead. But after Mack made a 3-pointer midway through the second quarter, Orlando missed 16 of its next 17.Hezonja scored nine of Orlando’s first 11 points, and a couple of free throws by Augustin with 3:31 left in the second quarter gave the Magic a nine-point lead, the biggest for either team until the Bucks matched it in the fourth quarter.VOGEL ENCOURAGEDThe Magic’s failure to win a fourth straight game for the first time since December of 2015 did not discourage coach Frank Vogel. “This is the standard of how we want to play. We want to build an extra-pass culture with a competitive spirit on the defensive end,” Vogel said. It takes time for this stuff to develop but it looks pretty good right now.”TIP-INSBucks: C John Henson did not play because of a sore right hamstring. … F Jabari Parker, who has played 71 minutes in four games since returning from a knee injury, was inactive for the second game of a back-to-back. … The Bucks are 9-3 in the second game of back-to-backs.Magic: Four days after scoring a career-high 34 points against Cleveland, F Jonathon Simmons had nine on 4-for-14 shooting. … F Aaron Gordon (seven games, strained left hip flexor) and C Nikola Vucevic (21 games, fractured left hand) are expected to return soon.UP NEXTBucks: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night.Magic: At Chicago on Monday night. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES “This was a must-win for us. We were missing some guys and the bench had to come up big,” said Terry, who had only nine 3-pointers for the season before adding three Saturday night. “I can still come in and be a spark,” he said. “At this age you find ways to help your team if you’re on the court.”Milwaukee stayed ahead by hitting 13 of 20 shots in the fourth quarter, winning for the eighth time in 10 games.Mario Hezonja led Orlando with 23 points. Evan Fournier added 20, and Shelvin Mack had 19.Khris Middleton had 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee.The Bucks (31-24) won for the sixth straight time in the second game of a back-to-back.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Thomas has solid debut but Lakers fall to Mavericks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A couple of 3-pointers by the 40-year-old Terry put the Bucks ahead to stay late in the third quarter, although the game stayed close until Antetokounmpo’s three-point play made it 107-100 with 45.7 seconds left.“I’m not sure a lot of teams have a guy like Giannis,” Milwaukee coach Joe Prunty said. “You can go up and down the stat sheet and you know it’s going to be filled.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 folkThe 6-foot-11 forward had a modest game by his standards, compiling five rebounds, five assists and a couple of blocks.But the Bucks might not have won without the contribution of Terry, who put them ahead to stay with a couple of 3-pointers late in the third quarter.last_img read more


Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters


first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It’s a little bit frustrating to know that it’s not because of something that we did,” Cizeron said. “It’s just a costume issue, something as stupid as that, so it’s a little bit disappointing.”Papadakis was nearly in tears as she approached reporters after the routine, which is required of any Olympic competitor after competition. But she was in better spirits an hour later, when she no doubt realized that her chance of a gold medal was still intact.“It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics,” Papadakis said. “I told myself, ‘I don’t have a choice. I have to keep going,’ and that’s what we did. I think we can be proud of ourselves being able to deliver a great performance with that happening.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France perform during the ice dance, short dance figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GANGNEUNG, South Korea— The first notes of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.The French ice dancer’s glittering emerald costume at the Olympics had come unhooked at the neckline and later in the routine her left breast was exposed live on television.ADVERTISEMENT Aguero involved in clash with Wigan fan after City’s defeat LATEST STORIES View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed When the clasp became unhooked, the 22-year-old Papadakis was more worried about holding up her outfit than making sure her twizzles and rhumba were in sync. Her swinging short program with partner Guillaume Cizeron at the Pyeongchang Olympics was threatening to go down in history alongside Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl.“I felt it right away and I prayed,” Papadakis said. “That’s about what I could do.”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 folkSomehow, the French couple kept things together through most of their Latin program, producing a score of 81.93 points Monday that left them second behind Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.Not all the program, though. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It was during the final element, when Papadakis leaned back in Cizeron’s arms, that her costume rode upward to reveal her breast. The performance was being shown live on international television, and people immediately began posting screen-grabs of the incident on social media.“Our coverage of ice dancing was live tonight. Once a competitor’s brief wardrobe issue became evident, we purposely used wider camera shots and carefully selected replays to keep the issue obscured,” NBC said in a statement to The Associated Press. “We have edited the video for all television encores and online replays.”It was the second wardrobe mishap during the skating program at the Pyeongchang Games. American-born ice dancer Yura Min, competing for South Korea, had the back of her costume come unclasped during her short program with partner Alex Gamelin in the team competition.Papadakis and Cizeron, considered the biggest threat to Virtue and Moir for gold, still managed to gain level-four marks for all their elements save their final straight line lift. That left the French duo less than two points behind their Canadian training partners on a packed leaderboard.It’s unclear whether the judges docked the couple for the wardrobe issue. The rules state losing any part of a costume, even a hair clip, can lead to a one-point deduction.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Read Nextlast_img read more


Ricky Vargas beats Peping Cojuangco for POC presidency


first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano READ: Peping camp claims he’s got number to winVargas’s running mate Bambol Tolentino of cycling also won the post as chair, beating Ting Ledesma of table tennis, 23-15.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 View comments Simmons’ late FTs gives 76ers win over Bulls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings POC has elected a new president. Photo from Marc Reyes/INQUIRERBoxing chief Ricky Vargas bested incumbent president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. by a wide margin to become the next Philippine Olympic Committee president in a much-anticipated elections Friday held at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.Vargas gained 24 votes from the 43 qualified voters that included national sports associations and athletes, while the 83-year-old Cojuangco could only muster 15 votes.ADVERTISEMENT Vargas group starts celebrating pic.twitter.com/FYRhmDIGM5— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Right away, Vargas said they will go all out for the athletes and push for campaign in the August Asian Games and the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games next year.READ: Ramirez warns POC: Resolve leadership rowCojuangco was the longest serving POC chief having assumed the position in 2004, winning four terms until a court ordered the Olympic body to allow Vargas and Tolentino to run for post.Andyan na kami ni chairman tolentino, we are committted kami sa atleta — Vargas pic.twitter.com/wsHbfRsXEDADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson — Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018Both Vargas and Tolentino were barred from running last Nov. 25, 2016 on account of POC ruling that requires candidates to be present in majority of the General Assembly meetings for the past two years.READ: Real ‘battle’ happens on POC General Assembly, not on Feb. 23 pollsImmediately, the POC commission of elections composed of Frank Elizalde, Alberto Agra and Bro. Bernie Oca declared Vargas as president, serving the remaining term of Cojuangco which is until 2020.This is how the POC elections went pic.twitter.com/PcworKLMQY— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more


Nationals deliver for Ceres-Negros


first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But Azkals coach Thomas Dooley will welcome the news that some of his reliable players like siblings Manny and Mike Ott and Carlie De Murga stepped up to deliver solid games for the Busmen.Manny finally played the full 90 minutes for the Busmen for the first time since suffering a knee injury in October, while younger brother, Mike, created the two goals for Bienve Marañon and Patrick Reichelt, who is also expected to be called up for the match against Tajikistan.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 folkDe Murga was a rock on defense even as his distribution out of the back proved key in keeping the Ceres attack going.Based on statistics released by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), De Murga completed 80 out of 84 passes, underlining his quality on the ball.Reichelt, who has struggled with injuries, came off the bench to make an impact with the opening goal set up by Mike Ott’s cross from the left.Ott also danced past three defenders before picking out Maranon for the second goal.The Busmen resume their AFC Cup bid on Wednesday against Shan United in Yangon. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ceres-Negros’ fine form augurs well not only for the Busmen’s bid to retain the Asean zone championship in the AFC Cup, but also for the national team, which is facing a tough final match in Asian Cup qualifying against Tajikistan late this month.The Busmen are currently on top of Group F of the AFC Cup following the 2-0 win over Shan United on Tuesday night at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.ADVERTISEMENT S’woods takes 4 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img 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 Azkals face Tajikistan on March 27 at Rizal Memorial Stadium, needing at least a draw to qualify for the Asian Cup next year in the United Arab Emirates.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


UAAP volleyball: Adamson bags second straight win, keeps NU reeling


first_imgMOST READ Adamson University continued its road to recovery while prolonging National University’s misery with a 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 5 years since last Finals clash, different San Miguel, Magnolia cross paths Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jaja Santiago filled the stat sheets for the Lady Bulldogs with 21 points coming off 17 spikes, two blocks, and two service aces, while also racking up 11 excellent digs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “This is super important because the last time we did this was over a month ago,” said Padda after beating University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University at the start of the tournament.“More than ever right now we need to create momentum and keep it going. It’s important for the team’s confidence, it’s important for us coaches.”Paat once more featured in the end-game for the Lady Falcons when she gave them a 10-point lead, 23-13, after she buried a down-the-line kill straight to the Lady Bulldogs’ area.Galanza, who finished with 16 points, then finished NU off after she and Lea Ann Perez denied Risa Sato at the net to end the match.Mary Joy Dacoron and Paat added 13 and 11 points, respectively for Adamson’s cause.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Falcons stayed at the fifth seed but got into .500 land with a 5-5 record while the Lady Bulldogs remained in search of their first win in the second round as they dropped their third straight game for a 6-4 card.Adamson made quick work of the Lady Bulldogs and never allowed them have any semblance of momentum in the fourth set.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 folkJema Galanza gave the Lady Falcons a decent 9-5 lead with a check ball but the margin soon ballooned to eight when Mylene Paat scored an ace for Adamson’s 16-8 lead.Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda knew the importance of winning their second straight win after a miserable five-game stretch saw them win just once. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more