Slaughter shrugs off matchup with Fajardo: ‘It’s team-on-team’

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “San Miguel’s a pretty complete team and coming into this game, I was saying it’s not about the individual match-ups. It’s team-on-team.”The latest showdown between the Slaughter and Fajardo was the complete opposite of their previous encounter last year where the Gin Kings handily beat the Beermen, 110-86, in what was SMB’s worst defeat of their entire 2016 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThis time, it was the Gin Kings who stared at a 26-point deficit in the third quarter before making a run that fell short in the end.Despite the result, Slaughter can take solace knowing that Ginebra never ceased fighting despite staring at a huge lead. 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 Winning start Ross, San Miguel put clamps on Ginebra import Brownlee It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled “That’s our calling card, never say die. We play all the way to the last buzzer, and just didn’t have enough time to make that comeback tonight. But I know we’ll probably see them again maybe in the playoffs so it’s just some game we have to learn from,” he said.One factor that has been constantly brought up for the Gin Kings’ lackluster start was fatigue, as they were coming off a 98-81 win over Blackwater last Friday.But rather than dwell on the defeat, Slaughter shared that the loss to San Miguel should be an eye-opener for Ginebra as it sets its sights on the playoffs.“We can’t make any excuse because when it comes time for the playoffs, we’re going to have a schedule just like that, when we play Friday and then we play Sunday. So for us, no excuses,” he said.“We just have to recharge, refresh ourselves, and get ready for these playoffs which are coming up,” said Slaughter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESFacing off against June Mar Fajardo was the least of Greg Slaughter’s concerns on Sunday.“I wouldn’t really think about individual match-ups because we got down pretty big,” Slaughter said, shunning talks about his much-awaited duel with his fellow Cebuano behemoth.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next time

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson READ: La Salle sends UE to 0-6, spoils Pasaol’s 49-point explosionPasaol may be lost for words on what he just did, but the man who owned the record prior had a lot to say.National University head coach Jeff Napa was the previous owner of the record when he put up 43 points against Adamson University back in 2002 and he said that Pasaol should strive harder to exceed 50.“I’m happy for him, but it would’ve been better if they won,” said Napa who led the Bulldogs to a 98-90 win over the Soaring Falcons 15 years ago. “What he just did should serve as a motivation not only for his personal career but for his team also.”For Pumaren, what he saw in Pasaol was unlike any other.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mbala lauds Pasaol for record-setting career game MOST READ READ: Mbala lauds Pasaol for record-setting career game“Hopefully I can play at a hundred percent on Saturday [against University of Santo Tomas], and maybe even score 50,” said Pasaol in Filipino after losing to La Salle 106-100 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPasaol reached 49 points with around a minute remaining in the game and he needed just one more free throw to get to half-century but the ball clanked off and he never got the opportunity to shoot for it again.“Actually I don’t have any words on my performance, I think I just played my best and did what Manong [head coach Derrick Pumaren] asked me to do to just play my game.” “Alvin was awesome tonight, he really gave us a show tonight,” said Pumaren. “I was really praying that he’ll get 50 but we’ll take 49.”“And Alvin is unlike any other player I’ve coached like [Jun] Limpot, Allan [Caidic] in the amateurs. Alvin will look like someone who isn’t listening to anything you’re saying but once they play he knows it.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol had just set the record for the most points scored in a single game for the UAAP this century with 49, and he did that not only against defending champion La Salle but also on a bum right ankle.And although the husky forward laughed and smiled saying he wasn’t aiming to get to that high of a number, Pasaol is confident he can reach 50 in the near future.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

Warriors don’t have enough down stretch, lose to Pacers

first_imgWarriors: The Warriors used their 24th different starting lineup — most under Kerr — after just 14 last season. During the record-setting 73-win season of 2015-16, Golden State used 12 starting lineups and only eight the previous season on the way to capturing its first championship in 40 years. … Golden State dropped to 16-3 following a loss this season. … When Golden State last played Indiana, Thompson scored 60 points in 29 minutes on Dec. 5, 2016.MISSING IN ACTIONBefore the past two games, the only time Golden State played without its four All-Stars was a 107-85 loss on March 11, 2017, at San Antonio. Durant was the only injured player in the group with a left knee injury, while the other three rested.REINFORCEMENTS COMINGKerr said Green still wasn’t feeling well after sweating through shootaround.Durant, who has fractured rib cartilage, had hoped to play Tuesday.“He’s doing great, he wanted to play tonight, but we didn’t let him. We’ll probably let him play Thursday,” Kerr said. “Draymond was scheduled to play tonight, but still wasn’t feeling well. He came to shootaround this morning and got a good sweat in, but still was reporting a lot of discomfort. He hasn’t been healthy in terms of keeping food down, so the illness is still lingering. It made no sense for him to play. He wanted to play, but we didn’t let him either. We’re not very nice.”ONE MOREThe Warriors need one victory to reach 55 wins for a fourth straight season — marking the 15th time in NBA history a team has done so. The Spurs were the last, for five seasons from 2012-17.UP NEXT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Pacers: At Sacramento on Thursday.Warriors: Host the Bucks on Thursday trying for a fifth straight victory in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Draymond Green had been set to return but was still feeling ill, while NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant had hoped to play Tuesday but is likely to be back from a rib injury Thursday against Milwaukee.Stephen Curry could be out through the first round of the playoffs with a left knee injury, while Splash Brother Klay Thompson is recovering from a fractured right thumb.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 crownRookie Jordan Bell sprained his right ankle in the third, had it re-taped and returned.Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points apiece for playoff-bound Indiana, which won its third straight and fourth in five. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors’ Quinn Cook, bottom, right, scramble for a loose ball against Indiana Pacers’ Darren Collison (2) and Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — The injury-plagued Golden State Warriors again lacked the firepower to finish off an opponent, and Victor Oladipo scored 24 points in the Indiana Pacers’ 92-81 victory over the defending champions Tuesday night.Nick Young scored 12 points as Golden State, playing without its four All-Stars for a second straight game, lost back-to-back contests for only the ninth time during coach Steve Kerr’s four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacers reserve forward Trevor Booker headed to the locker room with 33.5 seconds remaining in the opening quarter with a sprained right ankle and didn’t return.Kevon Looney grabbed a career-best 11 boards off the bench as the Warriors outrebounded Indiana 51-38, but Golden State only managed to shoot nine free throws.The teams played for the first time, marking the latest the Warriors ever faced an opponent for the first time in a season — their 74th game.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana overcame a slow start in which it began 6 for 20, missing five of its first six 3s, and got outrebounded 17-8 in the first quarter to fall behind 27-18. … This was the Pacers’ first win in four games on Golden State’s home floor since a 102-94 victory on Jan. 20, 2014.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Isco hat trick leads Spain rout over Argentina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 read more

Santos’ OT heroics nothing new to Beermen: ‘He’s a big time player’

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Santos’ heroics have been seen throughout much of his career that it’s nothing new to the Beermen.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo wasn’t surprised to see Santos light up when the need arose for San Miguel.“We all know what Arwind’s capable of,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “Arwind’s a big time player so those big shots are not new to us and to him.”“God is good,” said Santos as the Beermen improved to 2-3. “It’s like it’s too hard to win right now but it was a good thing we were able to go past Ginebra.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Guiao: 18-month ban like ‘killing’ Ravena’s career Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Santos can be considered as the sole person responsible for burying Ginebra in San Miguel’s 104-97 overtime victory as he scored eight of the Beermen’s 11 points in the extra period.“Those kinds of shots I’m always ready for those because I always practice it,” said Santos in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. “I was open so I shot it.”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 crownSantos’ first three-pointer was the opening basket of overtime when he sized up Joe Devance near the right wing with 4:42 on the clock and gave San Miguel a 96-93 lead.His second triple came two and half minutes after, putting the Beermen up, 102-95, and virtually sealing the win. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Arwind Santos. PBA IMAGESArwind Santos is no stranger to clutch shots.He once hit a high archer to win San Miguel the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup, and on Sunday the 2013 MVP added two more clutch buckets under his name.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 awardlast_img

Air Force dethrones Cignal for PVL men’s title

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West After poor start, Ginebra ‘peaking at the right time’ heading to semis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Air Force survived a five-set thriller against Cignal, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-25, 13-15, and claimed the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference men’s title Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.It was sweet revenge for the Jet Spikers as they dethroned the HD Spikers and avenged their loss from last season’s finals.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Reinforced conference MVP Marck Espejo led all scorers with 41 points. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A net touch error prolonged the match in the final set, 14-13, before Jeffrey Malabanan sealed the championship with a quick kill.“We’re happy we got the championship because this match pushed us to the brink,” Air Force head coach Horvyl Velayo said in Filipino.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’An attack error on the Jet Spikers capped a 13-4 blitz for the HD Spikers in the fourth canto, 25-15.Finals Most Valuable Player Bryan Bagunas spearheaded the Jet Spikers with 30 points while Alnakean Abdilla chipped in 18 markers. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img

Chan finally ends drought with Ginebra: ‘I’m now comfortable with my team’

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West His first five games with the Gin Kings have been abysmal with Chan making just one three-pointer after 13 attempts and scoring just 28 total points.Chan found got himself into the proverbial desert with nary any sign of precipitation, that was until the Gin Kings marched into the semifinals.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’As if a switched was flicked on, Chan seemed to have found his scoring groove and put up 21 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, to help Ginebra to a 102-89 win over Rain or Shine in Game 1.READ: Ginebra trumps Rain or Shine for 1-0 semis lead Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ “I can say that I’m now more comfortable with my team and I feel I have found my rhythm,” said Chan in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I talked with coach Tim [Cone] the other day regarding my role in the team and it shone a light on me.”Chan was averaging 5.6 points in his first five games and that was until Cone showed him that he does not have to force himself into situations but allow the offense to come to him.Cone said Chan would thrive in a free-flowing offense that will naturally give him the space to work in the perimeter.“Jeff is a really great weapon when he’s got good players around him,” said Cone, whose team is on an eighth-game winning streak. “When he’s got really good players around him who can create openings for him, he is really dynamic and Jeff showed that to us tonight.”Chan was the sparkplug of Ginebra’s game-defining 23-4 run in the fourth quarter when he faked Jay Washington and drilled the three-pointer for the 79-70 Gin King lead.ADVERTISEMENT Jeff Chan hasn’t had the smoothest of rides since Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He then made another triple and got to the basket on a transition layup for Ginebra’s 97-78 lead, and all these buckets were just precursors to the Gin Kings’ 102-78 lead with 3:25 left in the game.“I now know when to shoot and when not to shoot,” said Chan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img

Philippines raring to test Korea

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “They know how to play [to] their strength during the matches and even with the tournament format,” added Delos Santos of the Taiwanese, who are now in the semifinals.A win over Korea will give the Philippines a shot at fifth place while a loss would drop the country to the battle for ninth.“This is a very imporant game for us,” said Lazaro. “Korea is a very strong team. We can’t get intimidated by them. And we get a huge chance of making fifth place.”Lazaro, who plays for Cocolife in the Philippine Superliga, said they have developed as a team after a 1-2 finish in the preliminaries.“We see that everybody’s willing to adjust to each other and adjust to the system of the coaching staff,” Lazaro added.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gan rules World Am qualifying tournament MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand—For somebody who’s bearing the brunt of enemy fires, Denden Lazaro knows a thing or two about handling pressure.And how much the Philippines needs to step up when it takes on South Korea on Friday in the playoffs of the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 View comments “I hope we gained it after Kazakhstan win, the killer instinct and ability to close out a match,” said the Philippines’ main libero. “That’s what we want to have especially in the crucial match against Korea.”Head coach Shaq delos Santos conducted a short practice Thursday where they also studied videos of the Koreans’ matches.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“It’s not the Korea we should be scared of,” said Delos Santos. “We just [have to] play our game according to the plan and try not to get intimidated by anybody.”Korea made the quarterfinals but bowed to Chinese Taipei Wednesday. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img

‘I’m a slumdog,’ Mike Tyson says on India trip

first_imgThompson believes LeBron-less Cavs still team to beat in East He held that title from 1987 to 1990 and achieved 58 victories, including 44 by knockout.But his career was plagued with trouble, including drug addiction and stints in prison for rape. In 1992, at the age of 25, Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison for rape, serving three years behind bars. Tyson also notoriously bit off a chunk of boxer Evander Holyfield’s ear in a 1997 match.The heavyweight champion has in recent years worked to clean up his image, appearing in comedy films like The Hangover.Last year he unveiled plans to launch a boxing fitness franchise named after himself.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Former US boxer Mike Tyson speaks during a news conference to announce India’s first global mixed martial arts Kumite 1 league in Mumbai on September 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPEFormer boxing champion Mike Tyson declared himself a “slumdog” Friday as he made his first trip to India.The 52-year-old was in Mumbai, home to the slums that inspired Danny Boyle’s 2008 hit movie Slumdog Millionaire.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Many of them live in Dharavi, often described as Asia’s biggest slum and the backdrop to Boyle’s film. The title of the movie caused controversy in India with critics claiming that the reference to dog was derogatory. Boyle insisted no offence was meant.Tyson, in India to promote a new mixed martial arts league, said he planned to visit Dharavi.Tyson is one of the most formidable and controversial sportsmen to date.In 1986, at the age of 20, he became the youngest international boxing heavyweight champion in history. ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “The most successful fighters have come from slums. All the current top fighters are from the slums,” the controversial heavyweight great told reporters.“I think the poorer you are the better boxer you are,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I am a slumdog. I grew up in a slum. I had the ambition to get out of the slums and that’s why I am here, Tyson said in quotes carried by the Press Trust of India news agency.Around 50 percent of Mumbai’s population of 20 million live in slums. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma wins MVP as Team US tops World in NBA Rising Stars

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ This was the fifth year of the U.S. vs. World format; the World now leads the all-time series, 3-2.All 10 players on the World team hailed from a different nation, and four different continents were represented. And eight of the players in this year’s game were also in last year’s event — Mitchell, Collins, Tatum, Kuzma and Fox for the U.S.; Markkanen, Simmons and 2018 game MVP Bogdan Bogdanovic were repeaters for the World side.NBA FEELNowitzki and the World coaching staff from the Denver Nuggets largely stayed seated the whole game, while Irving worked the sideline like an actual NBA coach would — even running time-outs, working alongside the Milwaukee Bucks’ staff. Brooklyn’s D’Angelo Russell, Phoenix’s Devin Booker and San Antonio’s Danny Green were at the game, and Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns was courtside in a World jersey to represent for his Okogie, his Timberwolves teammate.SOMBER MOMENTA pregame moment of silence was held immediately before the Canadian and U.S. national anthems in honor of the victims of the shooting in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois earlier Friday. Both teams shot 55 percent. The difference was on 3s — the U.S. was 21 for 51, while the World was 16 for 52.The mood from the outset was predictably light, even including the pregame speeches from U.S. coach Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics and World coach Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks.“I want us to share the ball and not one guy dribble it 20 times and hoist something up — like Luka does with the Mavs,” Nowitzki said, laughing a bit at his own joke.Irving’s message was succinct.“Just have some fun,” Irving said. “It’s OK to compete.”Doncic talked Phoenix’s DeAndre Ayton out of taking the opening tap for the World team, with the young Mavs star jumping against Fox instead of having either center handle the honors. Young was throwing an alley-oop lob to Atlanta teammate John Collins for a 360-degree dunk in one possession, then crossing over Josh Okogie in almost comical fashion on the next.“We gotta play some defense,” Mitchell implored teammates at one point.It was unclear if anyone ever actually listened to his plea.There was one foul called in the entire first half, Markkanen getting whistled for it with 4:13 remaining until halftime. The first half saw 25 dunks and 20 3-pointers in 20 minutes — the sides played 10-minute quarters. Late in the half, Collins flashed a crossover dribble, then underhand-tossed a pass off the backboard to himself for a dunk that had players on both sides reacting in mock disbelief.FORMAT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next U.S. Team’s Kyle Kuzma, of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the MVP trophy after the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game between the World Team and the U.S. Team, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The U.S. Team won 161-144. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Boston’s Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what’s become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear.They’ll be ready.ADVERTISEMENT Staying positive Tatum added 30 points in the game for first- and second-year players that was known for years as the Rookie Game. Atlanta’s Trae Young finished with 25 points and 10 assists, Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox had 15 assists and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.Everyone looked happy afterward.The U.S. squad had a bit more reason to look that way.“There’s a $25,000 bonus for winning the game,” Kuzma said. “So that’s good.”Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons led the World team with 28 points on 14 for 17s hooting. Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen had 21 points for the World squad, and Dallas’ Luka Doncic had 13 points and nine assists.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ read more

WACN Donates Medical Equipment to Redemption Hospital

first_imgThe West African College of Nursing Liberia Chapter Friday, July 18, donated assorted medical equipment valued at US$500 to Redemption Hospital. This to help the hospital prevents health workers and others from contracting the deadly Ebola virus.The items included hand sanitizers, gloves, cotton of chloral, liquid and medicated soap, amongst others.Presenting the items, Prof. Angela Juaka Sawyer, president and Chapter Chair, said the gesture was to show love and care for all patients and health workers at the Redemption Hospital.Prof. Sawyer indicated that though the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) is making numerous efforts in combatting the deadly virus, her organization also thought to assist and improve the wellbeing of health practitioners and others, especially in line with infection control.“As a health organization in West Africa, we contribute to the improvement of health care delivery within the Sub-region,” Prof. Sawyer said.Receiving the items, Dr. Mohammed Sankoh, Medical Director of Redemption, expressed gratitude to all members of WACN for the gesture and said Redemption belongs to the people of Liberia.According to Dr. Sankoh, the gesture signifies the collaboration they need as health workers in Liberia to fight the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. “This is what we were looking for as health practitioners in fighting this disease that is ravaging the lives of our people,” he said.He further stated that when they work together as health practitioners, they will prevent the further spread of the virus within Liberia and the Mano River Union basin, including Guinea and Sierra Leone.“You see, WACN did well, this is the time that one knows who is a true friend, especially in time of needs and at such time, it is a great need that these things that you have provided us will be used by the hospital,” he assured.In addition, the Redemption Hospital’s Medical Director lamented that people still doubt that the virus is in the country. However, he added: “I can assure you that as the MD of Redemption Hospital the sickness is real, nobody should take this Ebola lightly.”For his part, the Acting General Administrator of Redemption Hospital, Dominic W. Rennie, thanked the West African College of Nursing for the gesture and called on other humanitarian organizations to emulate the good example of WACN.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img