Goldberg and Lesnar set at Survivor Series

first_imgTeam ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila EDITORS’ PICK They then went on separate ways, with Lesnar making an ill-fated run with the Minneapolis Vikings in the NFL before venturing to mixed martial arts in UFC. He returned to the WWE on 2013, where he ended The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak.Goldberg, meanwhile, went on to appear on numerous films while also doing commentary work for some other MMA promotions.The rematch between the WCW icon and the Beast Incarnate is just the latest in what appears to be a loaded Toronto card.Raw and SmackDown Live will battle for brand supremacy as SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon and general manager Daniel Bryan challenged their counterparts to three traditional Survivor Series elimination matches where they will pit both shows’ five best male, best female, and best tag teams against each other in three separate duels.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WWE’s Twitter account broke the news on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).Paul Heyman, Lesnar’s advocate, took exception of the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion’s comments on SportsCenter and issued a challenge to him in behalf of his Beast three weeks back in Oakland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentGoldberg then made his long awaited return to Raw the following week in Denver, saying, “Brock Lesnar just won’t be next. Brock Lesnar: you’re last!”The two last fought back in WrestleMania XX in 2004, where Goldberg beat Lesnar with Stone Cold Steve Austin serving as the special guest referee. Goldberg returns to answer the challenge of Brock Lesnar. Photo by WWE.comAfter 12 long years, two of professional wrestling’s biggest stars clash once again inside the squared circle.Goldberg and Brock Lesnar renew their rivalry as they face off anew at Survivor Series on November 20 in Toronto, Canada.ADVERTISEMENT 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Ricky Vargas disqualified from POC presidential racecenter_img Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH View commentslast_img read more

Vera at his ‘best’ ahead of ONE title defense vs Japanese foe

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments EDITORS’ PICK ONE Championship heavyweight champion Brandon Vera. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPBrandon Vera is set to defend his Heavyweight crown against an undefeated Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine in the main event of ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION on December 2 at Mall of Asia Arena.The Fil-American champion is returning to the ring a year since capturing the belt with a first round knockout victory over Paul Cheng, also at the MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Vera will get a boost from the hometown crowd when he faces the 265-pound Sekine, who is undefeated in seven fights.“I can’t wait to be inside that ONE Championship cage again. The big fight atmosphere in Manila is amazing. Filipino fight fans are a passionate bunch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH We are young In the past year, Vera has stayed in shape after training exclusively here in the Philippines, where he has since relocated.“Training has been phenomenal. I train with the best fighters in the world at Alliance MMA and with some really top guys in the Philippines as well. I am always in shape and ready to go,” said Vera.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentEven at 39, Vera believes he’s still at the peak of his illustrious mixed martial arts career, where he has racked up 13 wins and seven losses.“My mixed martial arts career has had its up and downs, highs and lows. But I feel that right now, I’m the best that I have ever been. I’m in my prime and I feel great,” said Vera. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Pistons Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Harden calls out Mavericks after Rockets’ heated win

first_img“That other team was trippin’ tonight, just disrespectful, unprofessional, players and coaches,” Harden said. “I don’t know what was their problem, but I think that got us going. They wanted to throw a little cheap shot and just woke us up a little bit and it was over from there.”Bogut was equally frustrated in his return after missing 11 games with a right knee injury. The call came in the second quarter, near the end of a 16-0 Houston run that broke a 37-all tie. Harden doubled over after running head-first into the 7-foot, 260-pound Bogut’s shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“If you watch the replay, yeah, he made no effort to run around my screen,” said Bogut, who had a couple of sharp verbal exchanges with Harden. “Yeah, it was a hard screen and I set hard screens. But to get a flagrant for it is kind of head-scratching.“You admire the effort the league’s putting in in Secaucus (New Jersey) with that beautiful facility where they watch replays and watch TV and have leather chairs and all that kind of stuff. But you scratch your head at a lot of these things and it becomes very, very frustrating.” Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) had the ball pushed away by Dallas Mavericks defender Dirk Nowitzki (41) on the drive to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. APDALLAS — James Harden was called for one of the eight technicals in a game that turned tense when Dallas center Andrew Bogut received a flagrant foul on a hard screen that staggered Houston’s star guard.Despite 34 points and an easy 123-107 victory that completed a four-game season sweep of the last-place Mavericks on Tuesday night, Harden wasn’t happy.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments EDITORS’ PICK Kevin Durant calls for NBA to toss Last Two Minute Report Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town The Mavericks had their projected starting five for just the fourth time, and first since a 128-90 loss at Cleveland on Nov. 25. The lineup is winless. Bogut and Nowitzki, in his third game back from his latest absence for a sore right Achilles tendon, stayed in the locker room at halftime. Bogut went scoreless with six rebounds in 10 minutes, and Nowitzki scored seven points.UP NEXTRockets: Start a four-game homestand against the Clippers on Friday. It matches their longest of the season.Mavericks: After a night off, Dallas continues stretch of four games in five nights with back-to-back at Lakers (Thursday) and Golden State (Friday).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Harrison Barnes scored 21 for the last-place Mavericks, who lost their second straight following their first two-game winning streak of the season.There were also two flagrant fouls, both against Dallas.Most of the technicals came during dead-ball situations, with players and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle complaining to officials. Carlisle mockingly clapped at the refs, saying “good call,” after he was whistled for one.“They tried to defend by being real physical and thinking that’s the way to do it,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “I don’t really want to get into it just because it doesn’t serve any purpose. We needed the win. We came out and we took care of business.”TIP-INSRockets: G Patrick Beverley sat out with a left quadriceps contusion. It’s not expected to be a long-term injury. … Sam Dekker had a game-high 11 rebounds. … The Rockets are 7-0 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.Mavericks: G Pierre Jackson was signed off the Mavericks’ NBA Development League team, and G Jonathan Gibson was waived. Jackson, a former Baylor guard who was drafted in 2013, made his NBA debut in the fourth quarter and scored seven points. … Matthews had 19 points.BESIDES THE TECHSThere were a couple of face-to-face confrontations, the first ending in double technicals in the second quarter for Dallas’ Justin Anderson and Nene. Later in the quarter, Houston’s Ryan Anderson went nose-to-nose with Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki without a technical being called.RARE GATHERING MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA Trevor Ariza was ejected after his second technical during the break after the third quarter, when five technicals were called. After the game, he was waiting outside the Dallas locker room for Mavericks center Salah Mejri.Security had to make sure the pair didn’t interact after an exchange during the game that led to Ariza’s first technical. Houston was called for five and Dallas three.“It wasn’t even basketball,” Dallas guard Wesley Matthews said. “Tempers, two in-state teams, we play each other four times, we’ve had battles in the past, so it is what it is. But we’ve got to be better than that. That was an opportunity for us to channel it into basketball and we didn’t do that.”Harden had 24 points at halftime and finished with 11 assists without playing in the fourth quarter. The Rockets improved to 13-2 in December.With two games left in the month, Houston can tie the franchise record of 15 wins from November 1996.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Honduras aims to save vital wildlife corridor from deforestation

first_imgAgriculture, Animals, Archeology, Biodiversity, Birds, carbon, Cats, Cattle, Cattle Pasture, Cattle Ranching, Climate Change, Conservation, Deforestation, Ecology, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Law, Forests, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Indigenous Peoples, Jaguars, Mammals, Parks, Rainforest People, Rainforests, Ranching, Saving Rainforests, Tropical Forests, United Nations, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking Article published by John Cannon Honduras has pledged to remove livestock from the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to jaguars, tapirs and macaws.The reserve is found in the Moskitia region’s rainforests, around 30 percent of which have been cleared in the past 15 years, largely due to cattle and livestock ranching.Conservation groups hailed the move as one that would benefit both Honduras and the world because of the region’s biodiversity and carbon stocks. Honduras has committed to protecting part of the tropical rainforests found in the Moskitia region, a move that conservation groups say will protect the region’s rich wildlife, carbon stocks and indigenous groups from recent incursions by ranchers.“The Moskitia is Central America’s second largest rainforest, one of the last wild places in the region, and contains expansive areas of primary forest,” Chris Jordan, who heads the Central America and Tropical Andes program for the NGO Global Wildlife Conservation, said in a statement. “Putting a stop to deforestation in the Moskitia will change the course of history for Honduras.”A river flowing through the Moskitia region. Image by John Polisar/WCS.President Juan Orlando Hernández announced the program “SOS Honduras” on Nov. 8, aimed at ridding the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve in the Moskitia of cattle and livestock ranching. The U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says illegal ranching has caused 90 percent of the deforestation in the 21,000-square-kilometer (8,100-square-mile) Moskitia. Also beset with wildlife trafficking and the looting of its archaeological sites, the Moskitia has lost 30 percent of its forests in the past 15 years, WCS’s research shows.“As a state, we have taken actions to protect Río Plátano, but the problem is so serious and delicate that it is necessary to redouble efforts to guarantee that it remains one of the most important protected areas of Honduras and at the same time a UNESCO World Heritage site,” the Institute of Forest Conservation, a government agency, said according to the statement.Cattle ranching has caused much of the deforestation in the Moskitia region. Image by Jeremy Radachowsky/WCS.Jaguars (Panthera onca), giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and the endangered Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) inhabit the region, along with scarlet macaws (Ara macao), Honduras’s national bird. Moskitia is also home to the Miskito, Pech, Tawahka and Garífuna indigenous groups. Recently, scientists have been studying a site in Moskitia that some believe may be La Ciudad Blanca, or the White City, an ancient population center that seems to have been lost to the rainforest some 600 years ago.“Rainforests like the Moskitia contain billions of years of biological knowledge of which we only understand a small amount,” Steve Elkins, a filmmaker who led an expedition to find the White City in 2012, said in the statement. “It is like a giant book of which we can only read the first few pages.”Scarlet macaws, residents of the Moskitia region and Honduras’s national bird. Image by Julie Larsen Maher.But the implications of its protection could extend to all of us because of its importance as a repository for biodiversity and carbon, according to Jeremy Radachowsky, who directs WCS’s Mesoamerica and Western Caribbean programs.“President Hernández’s announcement to rescue the Moskitia forest is groundbreaking,” Radachowsky said. “However, we now all have to come together to support the Honduran government in this noble effort for the benefit of Honduras and the world.”Banner image of a jaguar by Julie Larsen Maher.CITATIONGarcìa, M., Jordan, C., O’Farril, G., Poot, C., Meyer, N., Estrada, N., Leonardo, R., Naranjo, E., Simons, Á., Herrera, A., Urgilés, C., Schank, C., Boshoff, L. & Ruiz-Galeano, M. 2016. Tapirus bairdii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21471A45173340.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

UAAP Volleyball Preview: Changing the mindset priority for Adamson

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards 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 Adamson Lady Falcons during their training for the upcoming UAAP women’s volleyball season. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netHead coach: Airess PaddaLast season: 3-11 (7th)Key losses: Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, Fhen EmnasKey addition: Chrislyn UyAdamson University took the phrase “out with the old, in with the new” quite literally.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re the underdog this year and when you look at us, you don’t see a big team with a lot of height,” said Padda.“A lot of girls coming into the program had the mindset of being like ‘oh we’re always good at defense but we don’t win, or we’re never in the Final Four,’ it’s all about the mindset and changing that because as an athlete if you don’t believe of accomplishing something you won’t achieve it.”READ: Lady Falcons draw inspiration from men’s basketballBut odds are stacked against the Lady Falcons, whose tallest player Mary Joy Dacoron is six inches smaller than National U’s Jaja Santiago, who is listed as 6’5”.Adamson was also subject to a great deal of player departures with veterans Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, and Fhen Emnas leaving due to graduation.ADVERTISEMENT And with that so much experience gone, Padda is looking at Jema Galanza to take the captain’s role and take over Paat’s work as leader.READ: New coach brings mental toughness to ‘underdog’ Lady Falcons“She has the most experience, she’s considered the senior on our team even though she has one more playing year left,” said Padda. “She works hard and she’s always going for it and she’s consistent at that.”“She leads by example and that’s important.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Thunder top Mavs, frustrated Kanter breaks arm MOST READ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal View comments DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal After the sudden resignation of longtime head coach Sherwin Meneses, the Lady Falcons put septuagenarian mentor Domingo Custodio on interim basis but let him go after a subpar 3-11 record in Season 78.But this new season will be a whole new different for the Lady Falcons who now have the 31-year-old Airess Padda as their head coach and collegiate legends Angelique Tabaquero and Michelle Gumabao as the deputies.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 returnREAD: Lady Falcons set to soar under new coach Padda is embracing the underdog mentality for the 2017 tournament but she is confident she has put in enough work to start the change in the culture of the Lady Falcons.last_img read more

Nabor shrugs off showdown against Morado in NU win

first_imgMOST READ Jaja Santiago and Jasmine Nabor – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen Jasmine Nabor matched up against one of the best setters in the UAAP, the lass from National University decided to just mind her own business.Nabor had two-time UAAP champion Jia Morado in her sights and in their first meeting this Season 79, it was the Lady Bulldog who would go out on top.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member What streak? Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board membercenter_img Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Not only did NU trump Ateneo in four sets, 25-17, 25-13, 19-25, 29-27, but Nabor produced better numbers than Morado.Nabor finished with eight points, more than NU attackers Aiko Urdas and Roma Doromal, while Morado had four.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’m just happy that I had the better game, but I am not focused on my matchup against Jia,” said Nabor Wednesday at San Juan Arena. “What I want is that we improve, and win, as a team.”Morado’s accolades as a setter is still miles ahead of Nabor’s with the Lady Eagle winning the Best Setter awards in three separate tournaments—the UAAP, Shakey’s V-League, and the 2015 ASEAN University Games. LATEST STORIES Nabor, though, tacked on a better setting game than Morado as she tallied a slim 43-40 advantage in the excellent set category.“Of course Jia’s multiple Best Setter awards were a motivation for me, and for now I saw that I was able to get into her level,” said Nabor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 respitelast_img read more

No regrets for Corpuz, Racal after giving it all in finale

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte “We’re still happy. We made it to the Finals, believed in ourselves, and trusted the system of coach Jerry (Codiñera). We’re all brothers here,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t win, but we’re not blaming anyone. We were here, but we just fell short.”Corpuz’ masterful showing this conference didn’t go unnoticed as Mahindra plucked him from the free agent pool late Thursday night, giving the undrafted slotman a chance to live his PBA dream.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dy fired up for Ateneo showdown 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 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFighting tooth and nail in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals, Jackson Corpuz could hold his head high knowing that he and his teammates gave nothing but their best.“We gave it our all. Maybe it just wasn’t for us. We all did our part, but we just fell short,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Racal couldn’t sustain its hot start and squandered a 13-point second quarter lead to a furious second half surge from Cignal-San Beda, falling 81-78 in Game 3 on Thursday.“We weren’t able to contain them. We also couldn’t sustain what we did in the first half and we got a bit complacent. Until the end, we fell short,” Corpuz 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 returnStill, there should be no shame for the undersized big man as he laid it all on the line, firing 24 points and nine rebounds in the do-or-die tiff. He also averaged 19.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in the series, which was the Tile Masters’ first D-League Finals appearance.The 6-foot-4 big man shared that he truly had a great time in this run with this Racal crew. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government View commentslast_img read more

No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches CL semis

first_imgDozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dortmund: police held team bus for 20 minutes before game Juventus’ Juan Cuadrado, 2nd right, attempts a shot at goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Juventus at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. APBARCELONA, Spain — Juventus put on a masterclass of defensive football to reach the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time), frustrating Lionel Messi and earning a 0-0 draw against a Barcelona side hoping for another miraculous comeback.The second-leg stalemate sealed a 3-0 win on aggregate and came six weeks after Barcelona’s historic 6-1 thrashing of Paris Saint-Germain, when the home side became the first team to ever overturn a 4-0 loss in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT The only miracle seen in Barcelona this time was Juventus not getting a late goal, with the Spanish side barely having the legs to recover when defending.Barcelona forward Neymar was consoled by former teammate Dani Alves, now playing for Juventus, after the final whistle while Barcelona’s fans cheered their team despite the elimination.“Juventus is a great team and they were better than us,” Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said. “It was a difficult result to turn around, although we tried until the end. They are an Italian club and defend very well. I wish them the best and I think they can win the title.”Juventus joins Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in the semifinal draw on Friday.Monaco advanced after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in its quarterfinal, second leg on Wednesday for a 6-3 aggregate win. Teenager Kylian Mbappe and forward Radamel Falcao struck early to put Monaco on its way.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Juventus will be without midfielder Sami Khedira for the first leg of the semifinals after he earned a yellow for fouling Suarez.The two-time European champions are set to complete an excellent campaign. Having now avenged their 2015 Champions League final loss to Barcelona, Juventus also leads the Italian league and has lined up an Italian Cup final against Lazio.The result ended Barcelona’s run of 15 wins in as many home European matches since the arrival of Luis Enrique, who will leave the club this summer.Barcelona must now rest and regroup for Sunday’s trip to play Real Madrid in a “clasico” match that will go a long way to deciding the Spanish league title. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Italians visitors made sure there would be no more miracles at Camp Nou by displaying all the poise and experience that PSG had sorely lacked in the previous round.“We knew Barcelona were ready to risk everything tonight, but we closed down all the spaces,” Juventus centerback Leonardo Bonucci said. “Scoring three in the first leg and not conceding at the Camp Nou is the evidence that we are a great team. I think every team would like to avoid us now.”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 returnTrue to the Italian tradition of defending an advantage, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had little work to do until late in the game, as Massimiliano Allegri’s side expertly absorbed Barcelona’s passing attack that ultimately produced few good scoring opportunities.And when Messi did get free inside the area, Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer squandered both his chances to spark a fightback. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Dani Alves committed the only slip in Juventus’ discipline when he was caught off the pitch at kickoff saying ‘hello’ to his former teammates in Barcelona’s dugout. Fortunately for the Brazil right back, the opening move planned by Barcelona to send a long ball into his defensive zone flopped.Otherwise, the same Juventus starting 11 from the first leg had control of the match, bending but never breaking under the assault of a Barcelona in full-attack mode.“On a psychological level, my team never dropped its guard. The force of the team is not getting too worked up, or shaken,” Allegri said. “My players were extraordinary tonight. They kept their cool.”Messi could have boosted Barcelona’s hopes in the 19th minute when a long buildup ended with Luis Suarez setting him up near the penalty spot, only for Messi to fire wide.Neymar volleyed Jordi Alba’s pass wide before Messi drew the first save from Buffon just past the half-hour mark.Juventus, however, tightened its defense, anchored by Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, and the hosts’ opportunities dried up.Messi’s first half had a painful ending when he was caught by Miralem Pjanic while jumping for a ball. Messi tumbled face first into the turf, and showed a small scratch that bled on his cheek once he got back on his feet. Neymar was then booked for an apparent retaliatory charge into Pjanic, earning him a one-game suspension for accumulation of yellow cards.Messi wasted another opportunity in the 67th when Suarez found him in the box after Buffon left his line and failed to clear the ball.Andres Iniesta finally gave Buffon a real challenge with 10 minutes remaining, when his glancing effort off a cross made the veteran goalkeeper get down low to save.“Juve is a great team that knows how to defend perfectly. Even so, a goal would have changed the game,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. “We created enough chances to score, but it wasn’t to be.” More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape testlast_img read more

Gonzaga, Morada battle Generika duo

first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Action starts at 7 a.m.Cherry Rondina, last year’s runner-up for Foton along with Patty Orendain, is now paired with Bernadeth Pons for Petron Sprint 4T, which battles the F2 Logistics A pair of Cyd Demecillo and Fritz Gallenero.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 returnKathleen Barrinuevo and Cherilyn Sindayen of Foton take on Ces Molina and Bang Pineda of Petron. Mylene Paat and Janine Marciano of Cignal B face off with Generika-Ayala A of Fiola Ceballos and Orendain. —MARC REYES View comments 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 Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jovelyn Gonzaga and Maica Morada will power Cignal A against Generika-Ayala B’s Rosalie Pepito and Kat Arado in one of the matches that kick off the Belo-Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Thursday at The Sands in SM Mall of Asia.Gonzaga topped the event last year in partnership with Nene Bautista for Philippine Army.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Valdez, Creamline tackle Air Force; BaliPure seeks third straight win Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRlast_img read more

Warriors call Utah boring, but fans say it’s place to party

first_imgView comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dustin Johnson is healthy, rusty and playing again 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 LATEST STORIES Andre Iguodala told ESPN that Utah can “lull you to sleep” and make you think, “Man, let’s just get out of here.’” Matt Barnes said declaratively: “There’s no nightlife in Utah.”Nick Maneotis, a 31-year-old construction worker, shot back at Barnes while watching Game 1 Tuesday night at a Salt Lake City restaurant: “Matt Barnes should focus more on basketball than nightlife.”Tourism officials are used to dealing with the perception that Utah is a dull, quiet state where the only thing to do is ski, hike or visit family-friendly entertainment options tailored for kids. The reputation is based largely on the influence of the Mormon church, which teaches its members to abstain from drinking alcohol.Dennis Rodman complained about the nightlife during the 1998 NBA Finals when his Chicago Bulls played the Jazz. He hopped on a plane between games to gamble in Las Vegas.“My life just goes to complete hell when I go to Utah,” Rodman said at the time. “That means I have to revert to going back to Las Vegas or going somewhere to get some excitement, to keep my mind rolling.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR MOST READ Scott Beck, president of Visit Salt Lake, sent a letter to the Warriors to accompany the video, saying the city can’t wait to host the 2015 NBA champions as they face the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals this weekend.“In case you do stumble across something to do while here in Salt Lake, all of our bartenders and servers are on notice to keep you up late!” Beck wrote.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 Jazz said Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) that they will sell navy blue T-shirts with “#Nightlife” written over a basketball logo in the team’s colors.The city’s campaign comes after some of the Warriors players talked about wishing they were playing the Clippers instead of the Jazz, mostly for the chance to have some time off in Los Angeles rather than Salt Lake City. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Beck, the tourism chief, said it felt like deja vu reading the Warriors’ comments.“It was like, ‘Oh no, not again’ and then, ‘Wait a minute, this is an opportunity,” Beck said.Beck’s team then created the website, produced the video and rolled out a social media plan.“Everybody knows we have great red rock and everybody knows we have great snow, but they don’t know we have this incredible urban core,” Beck said.Several residents in Salt Lake City — where the Jazz dominate the sports scene — scoffed at the California players’ comments.“The Warriors were misinformed,” said Welby Evangelista, 46. “This is a town that has many things to offer … if you are looking for a bar, there’s 30 bars around us. You just have to look.”Crystal Daniels, 32, said she finds fun every night and lamented that outsiders believe you can’t drink in Utah.“Salt Lake City in a nutshell: Everybody has this idea that it’s basically ruled by the church,” said Dustin Smith, 28. “It’s unfortunate that people perceive it that way. There’s a lot of great things going on. … All you got to do is walk in and actually meet people.”Beck said his office is discussing options with Jazz officials about possible events over the weekend to have more fun with the Warriors.“We’re floating around some really good ideas,” Beck said. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead In this photo, Utah Jazz fan Nick Maneotis, 31, drinks a beer on a roof top deck as his friend watches a Jazz game, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, “There’s nothing to do in Salt Lake” that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. APSALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink.The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video titled, “There’s nothing to do in Salt Lake” that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. The words “no fun” and “no drinking” sarcastically flash across images in the video.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more