‘Neymar Jr’s Five’ football tournament reaches Manila

first_imgFootball star Neymar Jr.’s signature football tournament has reached Manila.ADVERTISEMENT The tournament named Neymar Jr’s Five features a unique, fast-paced football competition which has drawn more 65,000 players from 47 countries in its first year.It is a 10-minute, five-a-side battle with a twist—each time one team scores, the opposition loses a player. The game ends when the time runs out or until one team has no player left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe qualifying rounds in Manila will be held on February 18 and 25 at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong with the finals scheduled on March 4.This year’s edition is open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25 and, for the first time, two over-aged players. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Federer rolls into all-Swiss Australian Open semi LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Participants must have a passport on standby with a chance of making it to the World Final at Instituto Projeto NeymarJr in Praia Grande, Brazil this year. Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Ateneo opens post-Valdez era with sweep of UST

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member This is Ateneo’s first UAAP match without the three-time UAAP MVP Valdez, who steered the school to a couple of championships.Alexine Cabaños had the unfortunate fate of throwing away UST’s final serve that sealed Ateneo’s win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“People expected us to have jitters but at the end of the game what we trained for eventually showed,” said Jia Morado, who took over the captain’s role from Valdez. “There were some points when we were shaky but we were able to get a grip of things.”Jho Maraguinot was the standout offensive player for Ateneo as she led the Lady Eagles with 15 points but Morado also set up other players at their side of the floor. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez may have already left, but Ateneo hasn’t forgotten its winning ways.The Lady Eagles swept the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22, Saturday at the start of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Returning players Mich Morente and Kat Tolentino combined for 17 points while Bea De Leon added seven.EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina combined for 27 points to lead UST. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READcenter_img Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

Ginebra ties series at 1-1, survives San Miguel in OT

first_imgLucena, CDO, Cebu to host 2017 PBA All-Star Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite PBA IMAGESLUCENA—Barangay Ginebra outlasted San Miguel Beer, 124-118, in overtime to even the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at 1-1 Sunday night at Quezon Convention Center here.Ginebra forward Joe Devance sent the game into overtime, 110-all, after following up his own miss at the end of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Unfortunately for SMB, Lassiter got ejected with still 1:00 left in the period after incurring a technical foul for taunting. He was earlier whistled for a flagrant one in the second quarter.The Beermen’s woes were further compounded with June Mar Fajardo fouling out with 2:33 remaining in regulation, but got a lift from Chris Ross and reserves Ronald Tubid and Gabby Espinas late.Tubid, though, split his freebies with 3.2 seconds remaining and left the door open for Ginebra, as Devance scored the game-tying putback at the buzzer to send the raucous crowd on its feet.San Miguel’s comeback bid fell short with Ross fouling out early in overtime as Thompson and Sol Mercado put the Beermen away.Arwind Santos topped San Miguel with 23 points and 15 rebounds, but shot 5-of-18 from threes.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Scottie Thompson flirted with a triple-double, collecting 18 points, career-high 18 rebounds and eight assists for the Gin Kings.“What a game, huh?” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone asked. “Just goes to show how good San Miguel is, in terms of their ability to come back from a 24-point halftime deficit. They just dominated us in that third quarter and most of the fourth. The only thing we did good is we were resilient. We fought with the ups and downs, and we continued to battle, we found a way to put it into overtime.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt was a reversal of roles from Game 1, with Ginebra firing on all cylinders early as it erected a 26-point edge, 65-39, with 1:10 left in the second quarter thanks to Kevin Ferrer’s 18-point explosion in the second quarter.But San Miguel didn’t go down that easily, with Marcio Lassiter unloading 16 of his 21 points in the Beermen’s blazing 39-point third frame. View comments MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ross finished with 16 markers, 11 assists, and five rebounds, while Tubid had 16 points and seven boards.Fajardo was limited to just 10 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in a foul-plagued outing.Game 3 is on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The scores: GINEBRA 124 – Aguilar 23, Ferrer 21, Thompson 18, Devance 16, Tenorio 15, Mercado 11, Ellis 8, Marcelo 6, Cruz 4, Taha 2.SAN MIGUEL 118 – Santos 23, Lassiter 21, Ross 16, Tubid 16, Cabagnot 13, Espinas 13, Fajardo 10, Heruela 4, De Ocampo 2, Agovida 0, Reyes 0. Quarters: 28-20, 67-43, 85-82, 110-110, 124-118.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img read more

Barcelona, Real Madrid to play Miami ‘Clasico’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing UST stays hot, blanks UE for fourth straight win Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Real Madrid is returning to play in the tournament for the fifth time while Barcelona is making its third appearance in the competition.A statement said the Hard Rock Stadium would host an additional game on July 26. Further details would be released later this month. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions The match is part of the International Champions Cup, the annual global exhibition series which features clubs from Europe and around the world.It is the first time Barcelona and Real Madrid have met in North America, organizers said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I am thrilled to bring the International Champions Cup back to the city of Miami,” said Dolphins billionaire owner Stephen Ross, whose company bankrolls the tournament.“The opportunity to showcase two of the most storied clubs in the history of the sport is why we created this tournament.” Real Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos (3rdR) heads the ball to score the equalizer during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 3, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOSpanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will play each other in a one-off pre-season “El Clasico” in Miami in July, organizers confirmed Friday.The La Liga arch-rivals will meet at the Hard Rock Stadium, the 65,000-seat home of the NFL Miami Dolphins, on July 29.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View commentslast_img read more

Aguilar’s defensive effort earns Cone’s praise

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos PBA IMAGESWith TNT controlling the tempo of the game in the first half, Ginebra coach Tim Cone told his wards at halftime that the Gin Kings must pick up the pace on defense if they want to grab the victory.Luckily, Japeth Aguilar heeded the call and held the fort in the paint, allowing the Gin Kings to slowly creep their way back.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES View comments Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Ateneo focused on winning crown, not vengeance against La Salle Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Thereed-thin forward was glad to gain some praises from the legendary coach but noted that he didn’t do it alone.“Coach told us at halftime that we’re playing good, but TNT is playing better. So we have to make ways to stop them from scoring or make it hard for them on offense. He wanted us to be more intense on defense,” he said, as he finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocks. “We huddled and we really stepped up our defense. I’m thankful for my teammates and it’s a total team effort.”Aguilar also said that all the Gin Kings success as off late comes from their hard work in practice. That’s why he isn’t surprised with the team’s position in the top three before the league goes to the All-Star break.“It all starts in our practice. I’m proud of my teammates because everyone is really working hard,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “Japeth was incredibly active all game long. He’s such an intimidator and great rim protector all game long and I think, that was the key,” Cone said. “It was really the defensive stand in the third and fourth quarter that really changed the game and Japeth was just all over the place.”READ: Brownlee’s 34 helps Ginebra snap TNT’s 5-game win run FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHe continued: “If he wasn’t blocking shots, he was changing shots, and he was intimidating everybody. He may have not scored the most points but I think he was the best player tonight.”Aguilar’s defensive might down low sparked Ginebra’s scathing second half showing as it snagged the 107-89 win on Sunday for its fourth straight victory in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in NBA Finals

first_imgChina reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been beating teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason.A lackluster postseason could be salvaged by a close, compelling series, which was the result of an NBA 2K17 simulation that ended with Durant leading the Warriors to a Game 7 rout.READ: Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA FinalsThe Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does.“Since I’ve been in this league, it’s hard to get to the playoffs, let alone march all the way to the finals,” guard Iman Shumpert said. “But I think we got a great group, headlined by one of the best guys to ever do it. That gives us a chance in any game.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Some things to watch in the series:A LOT OF LOVE? Cleveland almost certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset. He averaged a quiet 13.8 points in the first two rounds, then busted out for 22.6 points and 12.4 rebounds per game against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals. Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green, one of the league’s best and most versatile defenders.READ: Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies “When he’s going, he makes their team a lot better,” Green said, “so it is my job to try to take him out of the game.”WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers’ nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers’ league record, started with victories last year in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland. The Warriors won at least once in Cleveland in each of the last two NBA Finals, part of their franchise-record streak of 14 straight series with a road victory.READ: Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to titleSTRAIGHT SHOOTERS? All-Star Klay Thompson is shooting 38 percent from the field in the postseason and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala is just 3 for 27 from 3-point range. The Warriors’ best lineup against the Cavaliers probably has both players on the floor at the same time, with Iguodala on James and Thompson defending Irving, so Thompson said he doesn’t get caught up in whether his shot is falling.“What happened in the past in my mind doesn’t really count now unless we go out and finish the deal,” he said. “So as long as I perform at this stage now and play my hardest, that’s all I can ask for. It’s been working up to this point, so I can’t change what I’m doing.”NO WORRY FROM CURRY: After a knee injury in the playoffs and a quick turnaround following the conference finals, Curry wasn’t in top shape last June. He’s in better health now, even while wearing a sleeve over his elbow to protect some swelling.“Obviously not really dealing with any bumps or bruises really besides this elbow that’s not really a factor,” Curry said. “So other than that, feeling fresh.” Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions MOST READ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working FILE – In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, is guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)Some predictions see the NBA Finals ending quickly. A video game simulation has them going the distance.All seem to agree on the Golden State Warriors winning.ADVERTISEMENT Beaten last year by Cleveland’s historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals.Game 1 is Thursday at Oracle Arena, where the Cavaliers won their first championship last year by becoming the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the finals. The Warriors are back with a more formidable team after adding Kevin Durant, a healthier one after Stephen Curry was injured last postseason, and not even LeBron James and the Cavs are given much chance of stopping them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundREAD: Warriors seek redemption, Cavs want repeat as NBA Finals open“I think they’re the prohibitive favorite,” ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said. “I think when you’re the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, that means you’re a heck of a team, and they sure are.” Stephen Curry ready to take back championship that got away View commentslast_img read more

Tornadoes still deadly

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Uesato strikes as JPV trips Ilocos Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Santiago topscored with 26 points, while Laure added 20 to pace Foton’s offense that broke Generika-Ayala’s resolve.Overall, Foton out-attacked Generika-Ayala, 57-49, which was made possible by solid defense. Libero Jen Reyes made 17 of 49 excellent digs, while Laure accounted for 10 saves.In contrast, Generika-Ayala made 36 digs and 32 errors that doomed its chances.Underrated players Ceballos score 18 for Generika-Ayala, while Orendain and Casugod added 15 and 13, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFoton came face to face with a gritty and spunky Generika-Ayala squad Thursday night and it responded with a championship-worthy endgame performance.The Tornadoes, playing uncharacteristically slow in the first two sets, clawed back from two sets down to hack out a 19-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-15, 15-7 victory in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Foton coach Moro Branislav admitted that their matchup with Generika-Ayala caused them problems.“We always have problem whenever we face Generika, it’s a good team,” he said. “We needed to address that concern first before we play our usual game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe Lifesavers were out for a massive upset with Fiola Ceballos, Patty Orendain and Gen Casugod going all out in the first two sets that caught the Tornadoes by surprise.But Jaja Santiago and EJ Laure soon found their groove to get Foton’s system going en route to a hard-earned fifth straight victory in as many games in Pool C.Generika fell to 2-3. View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province MOST READ Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit LATEST STORIES A dream fulfilled for Christianlast_img read more

Tatum hits go-ahead shot as Celtics edge Fultz, 76ers

first_imgLSU title parade draws massive crowds New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Dallas, Indiana and Miami were in action in Orlando on Monday. Boston, Philadelphia, Utah and San Antonio got going in Salt Lake City later on Monday.A look at some of the notable action:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’___DAZZLING DEBUT Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation “He kind of has this old soul,” Celtics coach Jerome Allen said. “This pro-like approach, doesn’t get rattled, doesn’t show a lot of emotions. Just kind of plays at his pace like he’s been here before.“We can say it’s only Summer League, but he just made plays.”While all eyes were on the two rookies, 2016 No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown was hands down the best player on the floor and looked like he had no business playing Summer League games. He finished with 29 points.Brown has taken Tatum under his wing since he joined the team.“Jaylen can help him with a lot of things,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “They’ve been in the gym a lot together. They’ve been working out together. I know Jaylen’s picked him up and taken him to the practice facility a few times.”___LEAF EXCELSIndiana Pacers first-round draft pick T. J. Leaf showed that his impressive debut wasn’t a fluke by following that performance up with an even better second game in Orlando.Leaf improved on Sunday’s 12-point debut by scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to help lead the Pacers to an 86-83 win over Miami to move them to 3-0. The 6-foot-10 forward from UCLA, who missed the Summer League opener on Saturday to attend a family wedding, showed some versatility with scoring on the perimeter and in the paint while converting 9 of 17 from the field in 28 minutes.Joe Young finished with 17 points and six assists, while Jarnell Stokes added 14 points and Chris Johnson contributed 12. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ No other lottery pick from the 2014 or 2015 is playing in Orlando or Salt Lake City.Exum certainly stood out in the first half with strong drives to the basket and decisive offense. He looked quick and confident, but faded into the pack as the game went on. Exum finished with 23 points, six rebounds and five assists.Jensen said Exum played well for the most part, but there were times where he disappeared and struggled to play through fatigue.“Sometimes I kind of took that step back and wasn’t thinking at that moment,” Exum said. “I just need to make sure I focus 100 percent of the time I’m on the court.”PRIDE OF LOUISVILLEDonovan Mitchell, the No. 13 pick of the draft, showed explosive athletic ability. He was quick enough to get to the rim and even knocked down three 3-pointers, which was not his strong suit in college. Mitchell finished with 22 points on 10-for-17 shooting, five assists, three steals and two rebounds.The Jazz traded the No. 24 pick and former lottery pick Trey Lyles for the Louisville guard.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Miami’s first-round pick Bam Adebayo led all scorers with 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in nearly 32 minutes.___COMEBACK MAVSThe Dallas Mavericks found themselves quickly in a 17-point hole against Orlando during Monday’s game.They recovered in the second quarter and then separated in the third on the way to an 86-76 win. Dallas improved to 2-0.Guard Dwight Buycks led the Mavericks with 20 points, while forward Brandon Paul added 18.No. 6 overall pick Jonathan Isaac had eight points in the first quarter but hurt his hip on a collision in the second and didn’t return in the second half.Point guard Marcus Georges-Hunt, who was called up from the D-League by the Magic in April, contributed 20 points but he had little help.___NTILIKINA UPDATE Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit LATEST STORIES PBA D-League: AMA ekes out thrilling first win, trips Gamboacenter_img Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (11) lays the ball in as Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (7) defends during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)ORLANDO, Fla.— Boston’s Jayson Tatum opened the Utah Summer League and his pro career with a go-ahead basket to beat No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz and Philadelphia.The game in Salt Lake City was the most anticipated contest thus far, as summer play heated up Monday with the Orlando Pro Summer League entering its third day and the Utah Summer League tipping getting started. The 24-team NBA Summer League in Las Vegas starts on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Tatum’s jumper and the Celtics’ ensuing stop of Fultz gave Boston an 89-88 victory.Fultz played well on both ends of the floor and showed why the 76ers took him with the top pick they acquired from Boston. Fultz finished with three blocks, including a weakside swat of Kadeem Allen that had the crowd gasping. He had 17 points on 6-for-16 shooting, including two 3-pointers.“People have big expectations but, to me, it was just another day to play basketball and do what I love,” Fultz said. “I love chasing down blocks and blocking shots. On defense I’m always going to give effort on both ends of the floor. That’s one thing that goes unnoticed is just how hard I play on both ends. I’m a great shot-blocking point guard.”Tatum was not overshadowed as the 6-foot-8, 208-pounder showed the versatility he’s known for and knocked down a pull-up jumper with 5.7 seconds left. Fultz’s shot was blocked on the other end to end the game.Tatum, the No. 3 pick, may have had the most awe-inspiring play of the night with a thundering, one-hand tomahawk dunk on Kaleb Tarczewski. He posted 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and five steals.ADVERTISEMENT Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina has missed the first three games with a knee injury.It’s unclear whether the No. 8 overall pick will participate in Summer League play. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek did not talk to reporters following the game.New York dropped to 0-3 after Monday’s 99-87 loss to Oklahoma City.___HAYWARD CHANTSChants of “Gordon Hayward!” broke out in the stands early in Salt Lake City, confirming that minds are on the Jazz All-Star. Hayward, an unrestricted free agent, met with the Jazz in San Diego on Monday, the Celtics on Sunday and the Heat on Saturday. Celtics president Danny Angie and Stevens were both in Salt Lake City to watch Summer League.Hayward is one of the marquee names in free agency this year and is expected to command a maximum contract.___EX(UM) GONNA GIVE IT TO YAJazz Summer League coach Alex Jensen said Dante Exum needs to be heads and shoulders above the competition during the session as he enters his fourth year in the league. The 2014 No. 5 overall pick has yet to find his groove in the NBA, partially due to a torn ACL that cost him all of 2015-16. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Caymanas tips

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James could return against England

first_imgMOSCOW (AP):James Rodriguez “does not have a serious injury,” and that is good news for Colombia.The attacking midfielder, who was substituted with a calf muscle problem during last week’s 1-0 victory over Senegal, has undergone medical scans and could play today against England in the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.”After his MRI we knew that he doesn’t have a serious injury,” Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said yesterday. “So we still have one and a half days to see how he feels.”If Rodriguez cannot play, Pekerman said forward Luis Muriel will step in as he did against Senegal.”He’s able to change the pace. He’s technically gifted. He’s really fast and can play well with teammates,” Pekerman said of the Sevilla forward. “He brings many skills to the pitch so of course we take him into account and we think he will be able to coordinate well if he has to play.”The team has previously said a swelling was found in Rodriguez’s calf muscle.While England were able to rest eight players for their last group game against Belgium, Colombia had to fight to the last minute to get past Senegal after losing their opening match to Japan. That gives the team the momentum England lacks, Pekerman said.”This gives us an important opportunity because we have played very tough, decisive matches until now,” Pekerman said. “This has made us stronger, more confident and we believe more in ourselves. We’re very self-confident and that will compensate the fact the other team has been able to rest more.”ResurgencePekerman also said this year’s World Cup has shown the resurgence of centre back Yerry Mina, who managed only six appearances for Barcelona last season. Mina scored twice in three games for Colombia in the group stage, including the goal that beat Senegal and secured advancement. The coach said Mina is back in the kind of form he showed in South America before moving to Spain.”He is the Yerry we know from Colombia, Brazil and the national team,” Pekerman said.”I think he can do great things wherever he plays, and with the national team even more.”last_img read more