Finals hero Isaac Go says entire Ateneo team is ‘clutch’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsaac Go has displayed many attributes that make him not just a good basketball player, but also as a better human being.And one of those is his humility.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Everybody thinks I’m clutch because I’m making shots at that moment but without the execution of the coaching staff, without their brains, and without the recognition of my teammates, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to take the shot in the first place. So if you call me clutch, it’s better to say the team is clutch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The third was in the first game of the championship round when he converted on a three-point play that closed out Ateneo’s 76-70 victory.READ: Isaac Go channels inner Paul Desiderio in clutch shotAnd Go’s greatest shot in Season 80 came in the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Society of Jesus with St. Ignatius De Loyola.“I hit one today, and it was actually the feast day of St. Francis Xavier so maybe he had a hand in it,” said Go, who drilled the three-pointer off a Thirdy Ravena pass.READ: Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue EaglesADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I’m just lucky to get an opportunity to play for Ateneo,” said Go after producing another one of his late-game heroics in the Blue Eagles’ 88-86 title-clincher over De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Ateneo nabs UAAP title, gets back at La SalleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGo sunk the dagger three with 24.7 seconds left in the game that gave Ateneo the 85-80 lead, making the play his fourth clutch moment in the playoffs of the UAAP.His first two came in the Final Four in their 88-84 win over Far Eastern University when he sent the game to overtime with a three-pointer and the other one was an improbable kneeling shot in the extra frame. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Hardwork makes the dream work for Baldwin, Blue Eagles View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Filipino fighter notified of potential anti-doping infraction in UFC fight

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Qatar Open kicks off 2018 season without big stars MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson De Tomas’ (6-2) fight against Perez was his second and last fight in the UFC and he lost via anaconda choke 1:54 into the second round making him 0-2 in the promotion.UFC said de Tomas is no longer under contract with them when the results were released.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“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case,” said the statement.The California State Athletic Commission will also retain jurisdiction over the case as de Tomas’ sample was taken in Fresno for UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega. Filipino mixed martial artist Carls John de Tomas may face repercussions after a potential anti-doping violation, according to the U.S Anti-Doping Agency.UFC, in a statement released Saturday, said that the USADA also informed them of de Tomas’ likely offense stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on Dec. 8 for his fight against Alex Perez.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES De Tomas’ has had a maligned history in the UFC concerning his weight.As per MMAFighting.com, both de Tomas and Perez were “significantly” above 10 percent of the flyweight limit at 125 lbs and the CSAC promptly moved the fight to the 135-lb bantamweight division.De Tomas also missed the weight limit by five pounds in his UFC debut in June for UFC Singapore where he lost to Naoki Inoue via unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Embiid shakes off sprained hand as Sixers edge Spurs

first_imgPhiladelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, and San Antonio Spurs’ Brandon Paul chase after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 112-106. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid went from doubtful to dominant, using a sprained right hand that nearly sidelined him to instead rock the rim, swat shots and stop the Spurs.“I want to be out there with them. I don’t want to quit on them,” Embiid said.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ruled out by the 76ers before tipoff, Embiid made the call to push through and play, and then dealt San Antonio a rare bad hand in Philadelphia. Embiid had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the 76ers to a 112-106 win over the Spurs on Wednesday night.The Sixers needed all 35 minutes from Embiid to knock off short-handed San Antonio and snap a 12-game losing streak to the Spurs.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 folkIt was the same old Embiid during the 76ers’ fast start. He grabbed a rebound and had a putback for the first score of the game and had six points and six rebounds in the first quarter.He slammed home an alley-oop in the third and never even looked at his hand as he sank a free throw to finish the play. 76ers: Host Detroit on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brown said he had not determined how Fultz would be worked into the rotation when he did return.“I’m excited because he completely connects the dots to what we don’t have,” Brown said. “Anybody that can create their own shot, anybody that can create something for somebody else is of extreme value to the collection of what we do. That is his skillset.”GOOD FRIENDSBrown was all smiles when he caught up with Popovich. Brown joined the Spurs as a member of their basketball operations department in 1998-99 and was a member of the Spurs organization for the first four of their championship seasons (1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007).Brown had been 0-8 vs. Popovich.Popovich said Brown was the right coach for the job and to handle the painful, ongoing rebuild in Philadelphia“It’s the fortitude, the patience that he’s exhibited in such a consistent manner in tough circumstances for several years,” Popovich said. “I don’t know of a coach that I’ve ever run into that could handle that adversity and stay so positive and continue to teach.”Brown has a 93-272 career record in four-plus seasons with the Sixers.UP NEXTSpurs: Host Phoenix on Friday. “I was fine. Nothing to worry about,” Embiid said.Embiid, who blocked four shots, sat by his locker and had several minutes of treatment to try and prevent further swelling. He had an anti-inflammatory gel gently massaged into the palm of his massive hand. Embiid’s flexed his fingers before his bruised hand was wrapped in ice.“That’s a gutsy effort,” coach Brett Brown said.Brown fleeced his good friend and former boss, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, on the condition of his cornerstone center during their pregame chat. Popovich learned only minutes before tipoff that Embiid — and not listed center Amir Johnson — was in the lineup.“I’m glad he played,” Popovich said. “I want to see him play. He’s great.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Alapag not complaining over ‘Gi-ne-bra’ chants during Alab game View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Embiid suffered the injury in a hard fall Saturday against the Suns and had said before the game his hand was swollen and he couldn’t shoot. But he used a soft touch to sink a couple of jumpers during pregame drills, and that was enough to convince the Sixers he could play.The Sixers blew a 16-point lead and might have been thumped from the outset had the Spurs not sat five players.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich benched Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Rudy Gay with his team playing the second of back-to-back games.Ben Simmons put the Sixers ahead 106-103 on a goaltended basket and free throw. JJ Redick buried a long jumper — with an assist from Embiid — and Simmons shook the rim with a dunk that brought the fans to their feet and sealed the win.“It’s a team that didn’t have a full-strength roster,” Brown said, “but it in my eyes, it’s still the San Antonio Spurs.”TIP-INSSpurs: Patty Mills led the Spurs with 26 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds.76ers: Soccer star Carli Lloyd rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell to start the game. … Simmons had 26 points and Redick scored 20.FULTZ UPDATEMarkelle Fultz, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft, appears close to playing again after missing two months with right shoulder soreness. Fultz has played in only four games this season, all as a reserve. He participated in both 4-on-4 half-court drills and light 1-on-1 work this week at practice. Fultz struggled with his mechanics when he did play, and his shooting form was widely mocked around the NBA.last_img read more

Brady takes his 3rd Super Bowl loss, despite 500-yard game

first_imgNew England Patriots’ Tom Brady sits on the field after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS — The ball had just been whacked out of Tom Brady’s right hand at the worst possible momentfor the New England Patriots, giving the Philadelphia Eagles the ball just before the two-minute warning.Brady sat on the turf, resting his arms on his knees with a pose of resignation. Once he reached the sideline and plopped down on the bench, he lowered his head and stared down for several seconds .ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Zark’s-Lyceum slips past Wangs-Letran for 4th straight win OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson This was the second time Brady was voted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and lost in the Super Bowl, a contrast he also experienced 10 years ago.In fact, the past nine winners of the Associated Press MVP award to reach the big game have lost. The others were Kurt Warner (2001), Rich Gannon (2002), Shaun Alexander (2005), Peyton Manning (2009 and 2013), Cam Newton (2015) and Matt Ryan (2016).Brady led the league in 2017 with 4,577 passing yards, despite losing standout wide receiver Julian Edelman to a knee injury, so he sure hasn’t been slowing down. There’ve been reports of friction between Brady, coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft, but any potential dysfunction didn’t deter him. He was all smiles during his interview sessions during the week, wondering with seeming sincere curiosity why there’s been so much media fixation on when he’ll ever retire. This one, though, had to hurt.“No one is going to feel sorry for us,” Brady said. “We’ll evaluate like we always do. I’m sure everyone is pretty tired after a long year. That’s football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This was surely not the end of his unparalleled and sure-bet-for-the-Hall-of-Fame career, but at age 40 there’s no guarantee this wasn’t the last time he played in a Super Bowl.“It’s a team sport. The Eagles played a better game today,” Brady said. “They deserve to win. That’s why we’re not the champs.”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 fumble, forced by Brandon Graham and picked up by Derek Barnett, put the Eagles in position for a field goal that pushed their lead to eight points. Brady and the Patriots had one last possession, but his final heave from midfield was batted down to give the Eagles their first Super Bowl trophy with a 41-33 victory and drop Brady’s career record in the title game to 5-3.The all-time leader with eight career postseason fourth-quarter comebacks, Brady wasn’t able to notch a ninth. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “We obviously didn’t make enough plays in the red zone and turned the ball over one time,” offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “If we have a turnover that leads to some points for them, and you fail to score a couple of touchdowns in the first part of the game, generally speaking against a really good team, it usually comes back to bite you.”Brady already owns a healthy share of the NFL record book, but there’s a new entry that he and all of New England would prefer to erase. Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to lose a game, in the regular season or the playoffs, despite passing for 500 or more yards, three or more touchdowns and no interceptions.“You always hope you come out on the winning end of the shootout,” Brady said. “We didn’t win it today.”Brady finished 28 for 48 for 505 yards and three scores and a 115.4 passer rating. He has two of the three 400-yard passing games in Super Bowl history, with his 466 yards in last season’s overtime win over Atlanta and Kurt Warner’s 414 yards for the St. Louis Rams in a victory over the Tennessee Titans 18 years ago.“I’ve played in eight of them, and they’re all good games. Today, we had our opportunities,” Brady said. “Never really got control of the game. Never really played on our terms. Just didn’t make plays when we needed to.”ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

Drummond, Griffin leads Pistons over Nets

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img LATEST STORIES Brooklyn Nets guard Nik Stauskas (2) controls the ball as Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Febraury 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 17 points and 27 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to five with a 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Blake Griffin scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for the Pistons, who have not lost since acquiring him in a trade last week. Griffin will face his old team this Friday night when the Los Angeles Clippers are in town.ADVERTISEMENT Pacers-Pelicans postponed over concerns about roof leak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Allen Crabbe had 19 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter for the Nets. They have lost four in a row and eight of nine.Crabbe scored 16 of Brooklyn’s points in a row during one fourth-quarter stretch, capped by a 3-pointer that cut Detroit’s lead to three at 91-88. The Pistons put the ball in Griffin’s hands after that, and he scored nine of their next 11.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 folkDrummond had 12 rebounds in the first half and added 11 more in the third quarter. He finished with a season high, just two shy of his career best. It was the third time in the last five games he reached 20 rebounds.He shot only 5 of 17 from the field, but that just meant more opportunities for offensive rebounds. He had seven of those. Despite all that, the Pistons were actually outrebounded as a team, 50-46.        /kgalast_img read more

Spurs in a new spot: Fighting for their playoff lives

first_imgView comments 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 “Everybody tries to be the best they can by playoff time,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “That’ll be our goal too, to be in the playoffs and be as good as we can possibly be.”Here’s how good the Spurs have been for so long: This will be the first season since 1996-97 where San Antonio won’t finish with a winning percentage of at least .600.This has been such a strange year for the Spurs. Kawhi Leonard has barely played because of a leg injury, and the Spurs still aren’t sure when he will return to the court — though there are indications it could be very soon. San Antonio has used 23 different starting lineups, none for more than 12 games, most being used for three or fewer.It’ll be an interesting finish.“It might look a little odd,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “But we know the Spurs well enough that in these exact type of situations is when they respond the most. When there’s the most adversity, when people count them out and it looks bleak their culture, the coaching, the leadership, the veteran experience they have on that team tends to respond in a way that most organizations don’t respond in these type of circumstances.”ADVERTISEMENT GOING FOR HISTORYPortland’s win over Miami on Monday night was the Trail Blazers’ 10th in a row. That makes Portland the seventh team to have a streak of at least 10 games this season — joining Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State, Utah and New Orleans.Toronto will look for history on Thursday.The Raptors will carry a nine-game winning streak into their game with Indiana. The NBA record for teams with a 10-game winning streak in a season is eight, done during the 1993-94 and 1997-98 campaigns.STEPH AT 30Stephen Curry turns 30 on Wednesday, and if Ray Allen’s career is any indication, then the Golden State star is only halfway to what will eventually be his career total for 3-pointers made.Allen made 1,486 3-pointers before turning 30, and 1,487 more after that birthday on his way to the NBA record.Curry is already at 2,126 3-pointers, which — not surprisingly — is by far the most for anyone before turning 30. He’s already No. 7 on the NBA list for 3s made, and should pass both Jamal Crawford and Paul Pierce to get into the top five before this season ends. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks with Dejounte Murray during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)This is the worst season for the San Antonio Spurs in the last 21 years.They’re on pace for only 46 wins.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry wanted to play on 30th birthday, but focuses on ankle Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism ONLY 46 wins.That’s a season fans in other many cities would celebrate wildly. Philadelphia hasn’t won 46 games since 2002-03, Minnesota not since 2003-04, Sacramento not since 2004-05. Detroit hasn’t had a 46-win season in the last decade. The Knicks have one in the last 17 seasons. Milwaukee reached it once in the last 16 seasons entering this year. Charlotte, once in the last 15 seasons. The Nets, once in the last 12 seasons.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 folkBut this is San Antonio, the silver-and-black standard for the league, where winning 55 or 60 games and making a deep playoff run is considered as much of an annual rite as the rodeo and the Texas Folklife Festival. And even after a blowout win over Orlando on Tuesday night, the Spurs (38-30) are still on the outside of the playoff picture in the Western Conference.No need to panic just yet. The Spurs are a mere one game in the loss column behind Oklahoma City, which is holding the No. 4 seed right now. Still, this is a most unusual situation for San Antonio. MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more

Jazz’s Mitchell has left foot bruise, uncertain for Game 2

first_imgUtah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant, left, defends in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell has a left foot bruise and his status is uncertain for Game 2 of the Western Conference playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.Mitchell left Oklahoma City’s 116-108 win Game 1 on Sunday after stubbing his toe in the third quarter, and he played sporadically the rest of the way. A team spokesman said Mitchell had an MRI on Monday, and the team will provide a status update on Tuesday. When asked if he was concerned about missing Game 2 on Wednesday, Mitchell said, “Not at all.”ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding San Miguel-Alab dethrones HK, gains finals berth MOST READ LATEST STORIES “I can walk,” he said. “I think tomorrow will be the deciding factor, but I feel fine. I feel fine right now.”Mitchell is one of the league’s top rookies. He averaged 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists during the regular season. He had 27 points and 10 rebounds in Game 1.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 crownMitchell did not try to run on the foot on Monday, saying there was no need to. He said he expects to be able to help the Jazz bounce back.“We were stagnant,” he said. “The ball didn’t move as much as we had hoped or as we would like. We made those adjustments in practice just now.” Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook were asked about Mitchell after Sunday’s game. At one point, Anthony said he’d already answered one and he’d let Westbrook take the second. Westbrook deflected it.“We just came out and competed,” Westbrook said. “Both teams played hard.”As for the actual game, Mitchell said Westbrook was focused defensively and Thunder guard Corey Brewer was a better defensive player than he thought. He said being exposed to the environment should pay off on Wednesday.“Now that we’ve got the first game under our belt — some of us haven’t played in the playoffs — we know the atmosphere, we know how loud it’s going to be in here,” he said. “I think coming out the second game, we’ll be more poised and more calm.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Trickery: Spying, number switches by Sweden and South Korea

first_imgSouth Korea’s Son Heung-min sits as he arrives for South Korea’s official training on the eve of the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Sweden coach Janne Andersson makes no bones about spying on South Korea’s training sessions ahead of their game at the World Cup.The South Koreans responded by swapping players’ numbers around to confuse the Swedish “spy” because, in the words of coach Shin Tae-yong, “it’s very difficult for westerners to distinguish between Asians.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Surveillance and misdirection has been a big part of the buildup to the Group F game in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.That’s because both teams probably recognize how crucial their opener is with tougher tests later in group play in Russia against defending champion Germany and Mexico.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 crownAndersson apologized to the South Koreans on Sunday over an incident at South Korea’s pre-World Cup training camp in Austria, where a member of the Swedish coaching staff got into a closed Korean training session and was told to leave. The Swedish staffer thought the training session was open, Andersson said, and left when asked.He still tried to gather as much information on the Korean drills as he could. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sol Mercado thinks Paul Lee elbow not on purpose, hopes injury just a bruise Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial South Korea’s response to the Swedish “spy”, as Shin referred to him, was to change the numbers the players wore in their warmup games.Shin’s reasoning behind that was that although South Korea has Tottenham forward Son Heung-min, many of the players play in the Asian leagues and aren’t well-known worldwide. So, swapping numbers will make sure the Swedes can’t easily identify a player by number.“We wanted to confuse the Swedish team. Yes, that’s why we did that,” Shin said. “We heard that there was a Swedish spy.”Asked if he had more “hidden tricks” for the game, Sweden’s Andersson responded: “Hidden tricks are only hidden tricks if they are hidden.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He watched from more of a distance as a result,” Andersson said.Andersson didn’t comment on allegations that the Swedish staffer in question, Lars Jacobsson, rented a house across the road from the Korean training ground in Austria so he could watch them work out.He did say Sweden analyzes every opponent — mostly by watching their games — and it’s fairly routine, but “it’s very important that we show respect for opponents, always and in every way. If it has been perceived in another way, we apologize.”He needn’t have worried too much about apologizing as South Korea’s Shin recognized that at the World Cup, every team will try and get an edge.“You always want to know about the opponent,” Shin said through a translator. “That’s something that we do as part of the staff. I don’t think that that’s bad. We have to understand our opponents. So that’s part of the job that we do.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Lyceum holds off San Sebastian in season opener

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The Pirates were in a pinch at the start of the fourth quarter after the Stags came away with four straight steals to on a 9-1 run to take a 69-68 lead in the period.Allyn Bulanadi then gave the Stags a 75-74 lead with another transition basket but that was San Sebastian’s final taste of momentum as the Pirates methodically fought back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Spencer Pretta’s three-pointer gave Lyceum an 82-77 lead with 2:10 left in the game before MJ Ayaay’s baseline floater with 28.3 seconds remaining in the fourth becoming the game’s final field goal.“It was kind of ugly but we’re going to take the bad with the good, it’s as if we gave San Sebasitan a Christmas treat,” said Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson. “We found a way to get a win, and we couldn’t be any happier than that.” 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team CJ Perez filled the stat sheets for the Pirates finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, and five steals while Jaycee Marcelino added 13 points, six boards, and four dimes.Regille Ilagan had 18 points to pace the Stags while Michael Calisaan had 12 points and 12 boards. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Bolick rues San Beda’s five measly assists in opening win Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Mike Nzeusseu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum started off its campaign on a good note after finishing off San Sebastian, 85-80, in its opening game in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Mike Harry Nzeusseu put up a 23-point, 20-rebound double-double to lead the Pirates in their opening win.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Troy Rike admits immigration arrest still hard to shake off

first_imgTroy Rike has just endured, the darkest day of his young life when officers from the Bureau of Immigration detained him after he was suspected of entering the country as an illegal alien.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Hayward returns, and the NBA preseason schedule begins 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown After the 24-hour ordeal, all accusations were dropped and the Fil-American player is back to his normal routine as a student-athlete with National University.Rike, however, said the experience left a mark on him that he knows would take a lot more to shake off.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“To be honest, I’m not sure if I’ve shaken it off a hundred percent it’ll take a while until it’s a hundred percent completely off,” said Rike after the Bulldogs’ 63-58 loss to Adamson University Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Rike, whose mother is Filipino, said he’s just happy he was able to find solace in the game of basketball after the harrowing experience on Sept. 19 when BI officers arrested and detained him for a full day. LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I’ve always found love and joy in the game of basketball, so when I’m out there I just focus on that. I just want to play basketball.”Rike, who had eight points and 11 rebounds against the Falcons, said his team has been with him every step of the way and have given him the support throughout the ordeal.The Wake Forest alum said the support he’s received from the Bulldogs has helped him immensely.“Everyone’s been supportive and I thank my teammates, the management, the coaches,” said Rike who’s taking up a master’s degree in education at NU. “Everyone was there for me and that means the world to me.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more