76ers start West Coast road trip with Embiid on the bench

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to the game against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFPPHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team that can stop Joel Embiid.Perhaps the best center in the East starts a West Coast road trip on the bench.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ F1 champion Hamilton avoided taxes on luxury jet – leaked docs Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Sixers also play games at Sacramento, Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers. All teams on the trip except for the Kings have at least a .500 record. Embiid is expected to play against the Kings.The Sixers have won four straight games for the first time since January.“That means we’re growing and we’re learning,” Embiid said.J.J. Redick scored 31 points and hit eight 3s in Philly’s win over Indiana on Friday and suddenly seemed worth every bit of the $23 million the Sixers will pay him this season. The Sixers tied a team record against the Pacers with 18 3s.They will need more of that on the road from Redick — and there’s little reason to expect Simmons won’t continue to play like a top candidate for rookie of the year.Simmons had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Pacers for his second triple-double of the season. He joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies with multiple triple-doubles in the first nine career games. Simmons also has five double-doubles.Embiid and Simmons are each averaging at least 18 points and nine rebounds per game and are two of nine NBA players with such averages. The only other pair of teammates on the list is the New Orleans Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.“When everyone’s scoring, doing their thing, I think it’s hard to stop us,” Simmons said.They’re much harder to stop with Embiid in the lineup.Brown and the Sixers would like to try that out on a more regular basis. 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Without Embiid, Philadelphia will be challenged to keep its four-game winning streak alive. The Sixers (5-4) open a nine-day, five-game road with their first winning record in November since 2012 and first time overall since Nov. 13, 2003.Richaun Holmes, Amir Johnson and maybe even Jahlil Okafor will get minutes against the Jazz.Embiid and rookie Ben Simmons have made the Sixers an early season surprise, and their record is a boost for a franchise that underwent one of the more painful NBA rebuilding efforts in decades.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Something called “load management.”Oh, Sixers fans think the excuse to sit Embiid is a load of something, for sure.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogEmbiid hasn’t been hurt in months and has dominated so far, averaging team highs with 20.5 points and 10.1rebounds. His big numbers on the stat sheet finally draw more headlines than his social media posts.Embiid can just about do it all — except shed the “handle with care” sticker the Sixers seemed to have stamped on his uniform. Yes, Embiid has a medical chart as thick as a playbook, but the Sixers have decided to rest him Tuesday against the Utah Jazz as they monitor his number of games and minutes. Embiid has averaged 27.6 minutes and played in eight of nine games. He’ll miss the one four days after the Sixers beat Indiana.last_img read more

Lim marks NC return

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We have a lot of work to do,” said the former champion San Beda coach.Lim’s appointment came days after the NCAA Policy Board reportedly lifted Lim’s suspension in 2012 for figuring in an off-court brawl with San Sebastian volleyball mentor Roger Gorayeb. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSONFEATURED 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 Frankie Lim returns to the NCAA five years after getting slapped with an indefinite ban for figuring in a fight.Hoping to turn its fortunes around, Perpetual Help tapped Lim as consultant after the Altas finished with a 4-14 record last season.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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSC-Pacman Amateur Cup under way Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Zark’s-Lyceum slips past Wangs-Letran for 4th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Mike Nzeusseu paced Zark’s-Lyceum with 27 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks, while CJ Perez got 18 markers, six boards, five dimes, and two steals.Ralph Tansingco stepped up big for the Jawbreakers, going 4-of-6 from downtown as he poured in 11 of his 16 points in the third quarter, where his side slowly built a 10-point cushion, 77-67, and even extended it to 14, 81-67, early in the payoff period.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 folkWangs-Letran made a huge rally to tie the game at 93 after a Batiller undergoal stab with 1:25 left.“We have to give credit to Wangs. They really wanted to win it badly,” said coach Topex Robinson as he took responsibility for the near-collapse. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “I made the mistake. It’s my responsibility because I wanted to give the others a chance to play. It almost turned into a loss and it’s my responsibility.”Robinson lauded how his boys’ composure in the endgame as the Jawbreakers climbed to 4-1 card.“I know that now, we know how to finish games. These close games, we learn from our mistakes and it makes us sharper,” he said.Bong Quinto led the Couriers, who absorbed their first loss with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while JP Calvo got 16 markers, three rebounds and five assists.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina CONTRIBUTED PHOTOZark’s Burger-Lyceum weathered a late flurry by Wangs Basketball-Letran to win, 95-93, for its fourth straight win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Pasig Sports Center.Jaycee Marcelino scored the deciding basket, nailing a floater off of a MJ Ayaay dish to push his side up by two with 1:03 left before the Jawbreakers’ defense stood its ground in the end, thwarting numerous attempts from the Couriers, the last of which a fadeaway from Bonbon Batiller.ADVERTISEMENT Victolero takes blame for Magnolia loss to San Miguel Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 95 — Nzeusseu 27, Perez 18, Tansingco 16, Ayaay 11, Jv. Marcelino 8, Serrano 6, Jc. Marcelino 4, Baltazar 3, Santos 2, Caduyac 0, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Marata 0.WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 93 — Quinto 22, Calvo 16, Fajarito 13, Ambohot 11, Batiller 7, Muyang 6, Publico 6, Mandreza 5, Trinidad 3, Balanza 2, Taladua 2, Balagasay 0.Quarters: 18-20, 46-45, 77-67, 95-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Marathoner vows to conquer North Pole

first_imgLATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “There is a possibility that you might encounter polar bears. So it’s not only about the cold temperatures and sadness, there is also fear that something might chase or eat you.”Preparing for an extraordinary race requires unusual training methods and a special team, which Sangalang has.His camp is led by his coach Ige Lopez and Romi Garduce, the country’s top mountaineer most known for being the first and only Filipino to date to complete the “Seven Summits” climb in 2012.The 40-year-old Sangalang said there are three phases to his training. First puts premium on his conditioning, second is to help him familiarize with the different weather conditions before culminating with acclimatizing to the sub-zero temperatures.Being in a natural environment that would replicate or at least come close to the cold in the North Pole, Sangalang said creating a makeshift space to simulate what the actual feel would be like during the race is the next best thing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What we’re looking at is actually an industrial freezer then we’ll put a treadmill inside so that I can start running there and maybe simulate the wind by putting in fans so that’s what we envision that facility to be,” he said.Winning the race would be the ideal outcome for Sangalang, but up against some of the world’s best runners, the only promise he could make was to be among the finishers.“Runners don’t usually predict their race times or race finishes but what I can guarantee is that I’m gonna finish this, definitely I’m gonna finish this,” he said. “For me, it’s not important if I finish first. Ideally, I want to finish first but it’s not really an issue of who finishes first. I’m racing for the Philippines so as long as I finish it, I think I’ve done justice to FWD and the Filipino people.”Garduce exudes the same confidence as Sangalang, whom he believes has what it takes to get the job done regardless of adversities that may come.“Number one factor is mental. And I’m not worried about that because this guy is very tough,” Garduce said. “I can’t imagine myself being able to overcome what he went through as a cancer survivor so definitely, his mental strength is already there.”“For me, what he only needs to prepare for is the technical aspect which is understanding winter survival skills, but the mental aspect which is really key in completing this marathon is already with him I’m not too worried about that. He can do it.”Sangalang, who is overwhelmed with excitement over a once in a lifetime opportunity, leaves for Norway, which is about a three-hour flight from the North Pole, on March 30.“I feel excited. I feel very much honored that I was given this opportunity to run the North Pole Marathon,” he said. “I hope that I can carry the dreams of the Filipinos with me especially that I’ve never been to a cold country wherein there’s snow, so this is my first time to see snow and I’m very excited.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sangalang is the only Filipino participating in the North Pole Marathon set on April 9.“I consider this not just my most challenging race but the most challening event to date in my life,” Sangalang, who also practices Muay Thai and jiujitsu, said during the media launch of FWD Life Philippines’ “Blaze a Trail in the Arctic” campaign on Tuesday. “It’s one thing to run a marathon and it’s another thing to run it in below freezing temperatures.”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 folkTemperatures are expected to hit minus 30 to 40 degrees Celsius during the race and yet, the extreme weather condition is not the only thing Sangalang needs to prepare himself for.The snowy terrain is another, which he had hoped to have simulated when he competed in a trail run along the sandy area of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte recently. Last but not the least of Sangalang’s concerns is a potential polar bear attack. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Louie Sangalang, the Philippines’ first and only representative to the 2018 North Pole Marathon. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netA mixed martial artist, boxer, triathlete and marathoner, there aren’t a lot of things Louie Sangalang can’t do—and overcome having survived cancer in his 20s.And in less than two months, Sangalang will be facing his latest challenge, which is something familiar and foreign at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. 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Dave Ildefonso leaves Ateneo, commits to NU

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On a social media post that announced his decision, the younger Ildefonso wrote: ” As I enter a new chapter in my life I will always carry with me the solid foundation that Ateneo has given. That foundation will always be a big part not just of who I am but who I will become as an athlete and more importantly as a person.“Life gives us very few chances to make a difference, to inspire, and to ask not just what a school can do for you but what you can do for a school. When the opportunity comes, grab it. Before I move on to the next chapter of my life, one last time: #OBF”The 6-foot-4 winger’s decision to take his talents to Jhocson will allow him to be mentored by his father, who serves as an assistant to coach Jamike Jarin, while also partnering him up once again with older brother Shaun.Ildefonso’s arrival is a much needed boost for NU which is reeling from the graduations of top guns J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem.Jarin is banking on the potential of his young Bulldogs, which will lean on Issa Gaye, JP Cauilan, Matthew Aquino, and John Lloyd Clemente, to make a splash in the upcoming collegiate wars later this year.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Ildefonso averaged 13.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals this past UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament where he was one of the key cogs in leading the Ateneo Blue Eaglets to the championship.pic.twitter.com/cr8L15RuOAFEATURED 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 folk— Dave Ildefonso (@ildavefonso) March 9, 2018 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Doubts emerge as Pacquiao announces Matthysse fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio 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 Dave Ildefonso joins his father Danny at National U.Dave Ildefonso is set for a reunion with his father as he commits to National University.The 17-year-old has decided to follow the footsteps of the legendary Danny Ildefonso and join the Bulldogs this upcoming UAAP Season 81.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Slaughter remains day-to-day; Cone says center still in pain

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The health status of Greg Slaughter remains “day-to-day,” according to Ginebra head coach Tim Cone on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Global Cebu keeps AFC Cup KO stage hopes alive The Gin Kings center has already missed six games due to a sprained left ankle and he could sit out for a longer period of time with him still questionable for Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Thursday.“I don’t know when Greg is gonna be back. We’re working on him everyday, we’ve got trainers in his house,” Cone told reporters after Ginebra avoided a 3-0 hole with a 95-87 win over defending champion San Miguel Beer in Game 3.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 folkCone bared Slaughter is still experiencing pain and swelling on his foot and that his size makes it harder for the 7-foot Cebuano to recover quickly.“He still got swelling and pain in the foot so it’s different for 7-footers, 7-feet, 280-pound guys than like me, 5-10, 180 pounds,” Cone said. “But it’s a lot different for him and us because there’s just too much weight that goes on into that ligament and it’s just really hard to heal than it is for smaller guys.” “So we have to keep that into account and we also want to keep this long term health in mind so there are a lot of factors as to whether he can play or not,” he added. “As of now, he can’t play. We’ll see again tomorrow and we’ll see again on Thursday. It’s really day-to-day at this point.”The Gin Kings, however, were able to overcome Slaughter’s absence this time with their other big men stepping up.Japeth Aguilar scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Prince Caperal and Jervy Cruz combined for 24 points and eight rebounds.LA Tenorio also broke out of his slump with 18 points after only tallying 14 points in the first two games of the series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Lowly EAC topples CEU

first_imgPBA IMAGESCedric de Joya came up big in the clutch as Batangas-EAC pulled off an 89-87 upset over pacesetter Centro Escolar University on Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.The diminutive guard accounted for seven of the Generals’ last seven points, including the go-ahead triple that gave his side an 87-85 lead with 42.3 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel-Alab PH draws first blood vs Saigon In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Cedric Ablaza split his freebies in the ensuing possession which gave the Scorpions a glimmer of hope, but Joseph Manlangit’s jumper in the last 10.6 ticks was ruled as a long two instead of a three.“At least our preparation materialized,” said EAC coach Ariel Sison, whose team rose to 2-8. “We’re happy that we were able to recover.” —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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

PH U-16 books World Cup slot

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comBatang Gilas booked a spot in the Fiba World Under-17 championships after surviving Japan, 72-70, in the quarterfinals of the Fiba Asia U-16 qualifying on Friday in Foshan, China.The top four teams in the Asian qualifiers will advance to the World Cup slated in June in Argentina.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew RC Calimag scored the game-winner with 2.3 seconds left to give the Philippines a return trip to the world stage after 2014.In the semifinals, the Philippines will tackle the winner of the China-Lebanon quarterfinal match.Chikara Tanaka, who scored 11 straight points for Japan in the last 3:24, missed a jumper that could’ve sent the game into overtime. —BONG LOZADA, INQIURER.NETFEATURED 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 crowncenter_img View comments MOST READ Crucial tiff for Ateneo, UP LATEST STORIES 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ginebra replaces Shane Edwards

first_img“We’ve decided to make a change in import,” he said in a text message. “We’re bringing in a 6-foot-10 big man in Charles Garcia who will arrive Saturday evening.”Garcia, 29, last played for the Austin Spurs of the NBA G-League in the 2016-17 season, averaging 13.67 points, 5.22 rebounds, and 1.14 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 crownHe will man the paint for the Gin Kings while Greg Slaughter is still recovering from an ankle injury.“He’s a player I have scouted in the past,” said Cone. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast It was an unceremonious end for the returning import Edwards, who was with Ginebra in its preseason buildup.“When we first contracted Shane Edwards, we believed Greg would be healthy and available to play, and Shane could play alongside him,” said Cone. “But with Greg’s injury, we feel that we need someone to replace Greg rather than play alongside him.“The Gin Kings still plan on parading Justin Brownlee later in the conference once he finishes his obligations with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League.Ginebra opens its campaign in the second conference against Rain or Shine on April 29.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Celtics’ Terry Rozier making name for himself against Bucks Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra has decided to make an import change days before the start of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Coach Tim Cone said on Friday that the Gin Kings have sent home Shane Edwards for big man Charles Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Canelo Alvarez intends to start ‘new chapter’ in GGG rematch

first_imgAlvarez and Golovkin fought to a split draw last year in that rarest of boxing matchups: A showdown between two elite fighters near the peak of their powers. Golovkin, who felt he had won, still reached an apex of his late-blooming career after lobbying for years to get a fight with the Mexican superstar.Alvarez knew the fight was close, but he clearly benefited from having a true rival and equal in the ring. The rematch, set for May 5, was a natural for both — but then Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol in February.Alvarez withdrew from the bout, which was only rescheduled after months of negotiations and a reconfiguring of the financial terms. All the while, Golovkin and his trainer, Abel Sanchez, lobbed increasingly vicious verbal assaults at Canelo’s camp, believing Alvarez had knowingly cheated.Two fighters who once trained together in Big Bear are no longer friendly enough to stand together on stage at their public workout in Los Angeles last weekend. Alvarez is fed up with the criticism, feeling it goes beyond normal fight promotion theatrics.When asked at the public workout if he would shake Golovkin’s hand in sportsmanship after their bout, Alvarez said: “For me, it’s very difficult, especially after all the things that have been said, all the offensive claims. That’s going to be very hard for me. I don’t know.”In a separate interview a few minutes later, Golovkin said Alvarez is “not a champion” and “a liar.”But while the fight promotion is dominated by bad feelings and verbal fireworks, Alvarez is studiously training in San Diego. Eddy Reynoso wants his fighter to throw more punches in the rematch while still avoiding a slugfest that could make both fighters vulnerable to a knockout.“We’re going to keep the defense, but be more active,” Reynoso said. “He’s going to throw better combinations, and he’s going to think about counterpunching much better. We’ve been working on it every day. When Golovkin throws punches and misses, that’s when Canelo needs to stop him.”Alvarez also got a benefit from his lengthy absence from the ring: He was able to have knee surgery in April to remove a cyst that had annoyed him last year.Not everything in camp is going perfectly: At the training session earlier in August, Eddy Reynoso proudly showed off his custom-made gloves — called “No Boxing No Life” — that he intended to have Alvarez wear in the rematch. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday refused to allow the new gloves to be worn, saying they hadn’t been adequately tested. Chepo Reynoso, Eddy’s father and the veteran boxing trainer who now manages Alvarez’s career, smiles at the familial vibe, along with the loving interplay between the fighter and his daughter.“When so many (bad) things happen, you become immune,” Reynoso said. “Venom doesn’t kill you. It fortifies you.”After making what he insists was an inadvertent mistake by eating tainted meat in Mexico, Alvarez is determined to reassert his supremacy, and to reclaim his reputation. He acknowledges the correctness of his punishment, but he’s also eager to reach a point when he isn’t talking about it every day.Suspensions end, and fights must go on. The redheaded former teenage prodigy who grew to become a father and a champion is moving forward.“The negativity doesn’t get through to me,” Alvarez said. “I always focus on what I’m doing. I have to think about the fight. If (Golovkin) is thinking about me all the time, he’s not thinking about the fight.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Alvarez’s suspension for failing two drug tests earlier this year is the primary source of this animus. It’s the reason the fight was postponed four months, costing both fighters untold millions, and it’s the reason the Mexican champion has been out of the ring for the longest stretch in his 13-year professional boxing career.But in the tranquility of Alvarez’s training gym in an office park set on the gently rolling hills of suburban San Diego, with only his smiling daughter and his retinue for an audience, Alvarez doesn’t fixate on the caustic words thrown his way constantly by Golovkin’s camp, or ponder the loss of any fans whose faith in him waned.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’“This is my biggest fight, and this is starting a new chapter, a second chapter in my career,” Alvarez said. “It’s going to be a big victory for me, and I’m going to come out of it with a new energy.”Alvarez goes through a workout both crisp and familiar, with trainer Eddy Reynoso monitoring each move. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, photo, middleweight Canelo Alvarez appears at a public workout at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Alvarez is eager for his rematch with Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas after the middleweight stars fought to a draw last year. Alvarez is training in San Diego after attributing his failed doping test last March to eating tainted meat in Mexico. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)SAN DIEGO — Canelo Alvarez is getting his hands wrapped for training when he cocks his head and makes a kissing noise. In a stroller across the gym, his baby daughter’s face positively lights up at the sound.Alvarez is deep in the final weeks of work before he meets Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15 in a middleweight title rematch. It’s the most compelling fight of the year and the possible culmination of a sports rivalry that has turned into a bitter personal grudge.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? But Reynoso and Alvarez are determined to step in the ring in two weeks with a clear focus. The only path to redemption, Canelo feels, is through victory.“Actions speak louder than words,” Alvarez said. “Yeah, it bothers me, but I’m going to use it to energize me and motivate me and inspire me to go harder. 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