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Mayweather, McGregor get ready for business

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. APLas Vegas, United States — Conor McGregor vowed to destroy Floyd Mayweather here Wednesday as the two fighters faced off ahead of their money-spinning boxing duel that could become the richest fight in history.In stark contrast to their lurid, trash-talking global press tour last month, a subdued McGregor and a stern-looking Mayweather spoke respectfully as they looked ahead to Saturday’s 12-round boxing contest at the T-Mobile Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather, 40, looked relaxed throughout, even taking time to quietly admonish members of his entourage shouting at McGregor.And rather than the abuse of last month, Mayweather praised McGregor as a “helluva fighter, a stand-up guy and a tough competitor.”“It’s not going to be an easy fight,” Mayweather said. “It’s going to be blood sweat and tears. “He’s the best at what he do, I’m the best at what I do. It comes down to the two competitors going out there and displaying our skills.”But Mayweather’s words came with a warning for McGregor.“After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here,” Mayweather said.“And if you give it, you must be able to take it.“Anything and everything in boxing that can be done, I’ve done it. I was born a fighter, I will die a fighter. He’s going to bring his best. But it’s not going to be easy, Conor.”McGregor is hoping his punching power can catch Mayweather out on Saturday. But the American veteran warned he had faced plenty of hard hitters before.“Manny Pacquiao got bombs, Canelo (Alvarez) got bombs, Shane Mosley got bombs. But remember this — I got a great chin. And the same way you give it, you’ve got to be able to take it.”The showdown between Mayweather and McGregor was confirmed in June after a protracted guessing game about whether the two fighters from different sports would meet. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saturday’s bout could become the most lucrative fight in history according to Showtime Sports television executive Stephen Espinoza.Mayweather could add another $200 million to his career earnings depending on pay-per-view sales while McGregor, who only four years ago was a struggling former plumber’s apprentice living on welfare, could collect $100 million.This will be the most widely distributed pay per view in history,” Espinoza said.“That’s not hyperbole that’s fact. We are well on the way to a record-setting event.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Who’s the best puncher? Mayweather says it could surprise LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Been to a lot of these crazy press conferences,” said McGregor, a two-time UFC world champion. “This is a lot more subdued. More business-like, the way I like it.“We are prepared for 12 three-minute rounds of non-stop pace. We are prepared, I will put pressure on him and break this old man. Trust me on that.“I don’t see him lasting two rounds. I feel I have the decision to end it inside one.“Keep your hands up, keep your hands down, I don’t care, I’m going to break through whatever’s in front of me.”‘I’ll die a fighter’ ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Mayweather, who bombarded McGregor with expletives and homophobic slurs during last month’s frenzied publicity blitz, did not swear once during Wednesday’s news conference.McGregor, the massive underdog for this weekend’s bout, restricted himself to verbally abusing a heckler in the audience who predicted he would be knocked out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor faces his first ever professional boxing contest against Mayweather, the undefeated former welterweight king who has come out of a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star.However McGregor, the 29-year-old from Dublin, insisted he was ready to stun the world of combat sports by upsetting Mayweather, who would improve his record to a perfect 50-0 with a win. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss

first_imgThis is a continuation of the Aces’ historic losing streak with their last win coming almost four months ago at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup.Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks while Joe DeVance added 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCalvin Abueva had 22 points, on 9-of-24 shooting, and 13 rebounds to lead Alaska. LATEST STORIES PH secures bronze in women’s pairs lawn bowls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra kept Alaska’s struggles going after coming away with a 94-80 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.As the Gin Kings improve to 4-1, and a fourth consecutive win, the Aces dropped to 0-6 and continued their downward spiral losing their 14th straight game overall.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

‘Dehydrated’ Almazan taken to hospital after helping ROS win

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Almazan, though, alleviated concerns regarding his health by giving a thumbs up on his way out. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Almazan overcame his sickness and churned out 13 points and 14 rebounds in the victory as his presence more than made up for the absence of Beau Belga, who served a one-game suspension.“Raymond was sick, but since Beau wasn’t here, he forced himself to play,” shared ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Surprisingly, even when he’s down with a sickness, his rebounding really helped us in today’s game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnfortunately for Almazan, playing through it took its toll as he be stretchered out of the dugout.Team officials disclosed that the former Letran big man suffered from dehydration and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan.center_img View comments Raymond Almazan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNot even a bad case of flu could stop Raymond Almazan from playing.Fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, the lanky big man gave it his all and delivered for the Elasto Painters in their 92-88 win over Star on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Standhardinger or Ravena? San Miguel to pick first in 2017 PBA Draft

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Mark Giongco/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — With the controversial trade between Kia and San Miguel getting the greenlight on Friday, the defending Philippine and Commissioner’s Cup champion now has the right to make top overall selection in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.The Beermen brass have politely declined to make a comment on who they will pursue at number one, but picking first is certainly a win-win situation for the proud franchise.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Still, it’s going to be a scary sight to see Standhardinger pair up with four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo down low, giving the Beermen the deadliest frontcourt combo in the game today.READ: Standhardinger no-show at PBA Draft CombineOn the other hand, selecting Kiefer Ravena will further boost San Miguel’s already potent guard rotation as the two-time UAAP MVP will have a chance to learn and thrive with the triumvirate of Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, and Marcio Lassiter.One of the smartest guards to ever lace up his sneakers, the 24-year-old’s career has been well documented since his days in Ateneo, which earned him slots in several national teams. He had also played in the NBA D-League, before deciding to make the jump to the PBA this year.Whoever is left out of the two will certainly fall into NLEX’s lap with the Road Warriors set to add another foundational player at two.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Kiefer Ravena impresses in PBA Draft CombineBut the draft is more than just Standhardinger and Ravena as the succeeding teams picking in the first round will still have a chance to nab a bluechip prospect in the 44-man pool.Amateur standouts Jeron Teng and Raymar Jose, Fil-Am prospects Robbie Herndon, Davon Potts, and Julian Sargent, as well as collegiate studs Lervin Flores and Rey Nambatac are all touted to be selected early in the draft.Blackwater will pick third, followed by Phoenix at four, Alaska at five, and GlobalPort at six.READ: Kiefer Ravena ‘very excited’ to play for Guiao at NLEX The rest of the first round will be as follows: Rain or Shine, Phoenix, Star, TNT, Ginebra, and TNT once more.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on Sunday at Robinsons’ Place Manila in Ermita. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LA Revilla sends out cryptic tweet amid Kia hullabaloo Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Christian Standhardinger has been the prospective number one pick since the list of the applicants has been released and he is indeed worthy of his hype.READ: Christian Standhardinger enters 2017 PBA DraftFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutComing out of nowhere, the Fil-German forward has proven himself in his stints with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, emerging as one of the hottest prospects in the amateur ranks thanks to his no nonsense game and deceivingly fast footwork.The downside, however, is Standhardinger’s obligations with Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club in the ASEAN Basketball League which would keep out of the PBA until April just in time for the second conference.last_img read more

Quezon City tames Paranaque for fourth MPBL victory

first_imgQuezon City banked on power forward Gian Abrigo to down Parañaque, 64-54, Thursday night in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup at Olivarez Coliseum in Sucat, Paranaque.Abrigo grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds on top of nine points and four steals as the Capitals dominated the boards and extended their winning streak to four games.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ICTSI Splendido: Thai completes wire-to-wire win 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The loss was the second in four games for Paranaque in the league put up by Sen. Manny Pacquiao with former PBA MVP Kenneth Duremdes as commissioner.Meantime, the Yulz-supported Valenzuela Classic subdued a reinforced Imus team, 81-77, in a highly physical game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe GLC Truck and Equipment-backed Bandera paraded ex-PBA players Chester Tolomia and Rob Sanz, who played for the first time after fulfilling their prior commitments in another league.Jeff Tajonera and Sanz were thrown out of the match for delivering a close fist on Valenzuela center Mac Andaya. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Adamson bounces back, snaps UP’s three-game run

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University recovered from its debilitating loss to Emilio Aguinaldo College and turned back University of the Phillipines, 58-50, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Sunday at the tournament’s namesake Arena.The Soaring Falcons improved to 6-1 after seeing their five-game winning run snapped at the hands of the Generals, 76-73, in their last game.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes View comments ‘Small’ Marano coming up big for PSL Manila Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The Fighting Maroons were riding a three-game winning streak prior to their matchup against the Falcons in Group B and had to settle for a 3-1 card at the end.“It’s a good bounce back game for us,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “Sometimes, the players’ egos get involved but it’s still a win for us. At least it’s a testament we’re improving.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRobbie Manalang and Sean Manganti had 11 points apiece to lead the Soaring Falcons while Papi Sarr did the dirty work for them and finished with five points and 13 boards.Paul Desiderio had a game-high 17 points to go along with nine rebounds in a losing effort. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudscenter_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Battle of Brisbane: Mosley Jr. disappoints, Toussaint stays unbeaten

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Gordon Hayward visit Miami, as Heat lay out their vision Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Judges Paul Tapley and Allan Burford gave Toussaint the same 77-76 scores while Tony Kettlewell had Mosley winning on his card with a 77-75 advantage.Mosley Jr. never showed movement in the first rounds and was subject to a constant beating Toussaint dished out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe son of the legendary Sugar Shane Mosley, Mosley Jr. received multiple hooks to the head throughout the fight and only managed to turn the corner in the seventh when he was able to land some quality jabs to the head of Toussaint. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FILE — Boxer Shane Mosley Jr. Scott McDermott/Getty Images for DIRECTV/AFPAustralian pugilist David Toussaint prevailed over Shane Mosley Jr. via a split decision victory in their middleweight clash in the Battle of Brisbane Sunday at Suncorp Stadium.Toussaint remained unbeaten in his professional career and improved to a perfect 11-0 (8 KOs) while Mosley Jr. saw his eight-fight winning streak stopped and slipped to 10-2 (7 KOs).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cargo Movers march back to finals vs Blaze Spikers

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The championships will begin on July 11.National player Aby Maraño anchored F2 Logistics’ fast-paced game, gliding her way to 10 points, including a running attack and a solo block for the match’s last two points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We really, really wanted to win this game not just because we want to get back at Cignal which beat us in the preliminaries, but also because we want to make the championships,” said the flamboyant middle-blocker.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus commended Maraño’s game, saying “it looks like she wanted to eat our opponents alive.” “At the start of the game we really want to focus and remove all the doubts in our hearts,” Maraño added.Looking confident, the Cargo Movers executed their plays at breakneck speed with Maraño, Ara Galang, Desiree Cheng and Majoy Baron taking turns in attacks.But they also held their ground in defense, muting Cignal’s top scorers Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga who are more at home with high-low plays and combination attacks.“We were very successful in our service that made it difficult for them to establish defense,” added Maraño.Baron typified F2’s “fully loaded serves,” hammering four straight aces that triggered five straight points for the Cargo Movers as the HD Spikers struggled in receives.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Aby Marano of F2 Logistics saves the ball. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPetron trounced Foton even as F2 Logistics routed Cignal Thursday night to arrange a best-of-three title fight in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.The Blaze Spikers hacked out a 25-21, 22-25, 25-9, 26-16 win over the Tornadoes, while the defending champion Cargo Movers zoomed past the flustered HD Spikers, 25-15, 25-15, 25-14, earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Global upends Ceres; Kaya snaps winless spell Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenacenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Russia enters 19 for athletics worlds despite doping ban

first_imgMaria Lasitskene is the overwhelming favorite to retain her high jump title, following an unbeaten season in the Diamond League. No other woman has leapt over two meters this year, but Lasitskene has done it at 11 different competitions.Sergei Shubenkov leads the charge for Russia’s men as he tries to win a second world title in the 110-meter hurdles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRussian Athletics Federation director Elena Orlova told Tass news agency on Monday that, besides the 19, it also filed paperwork for doping whistleblower and 800-meter runner Yulia Stepanova, but the federation isn’t in contact with her and believes she doesn’t intend to compete.Since they’re officially “neutral athletes” under IAAF rules, the Russians won’t be allowed to wear national colors and the Russian anthem won’t be played if they win gold. LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Russia’s Maria Lasitskene smiles with her gold medal after winning the women’s high jump competition at a Russian Grand Prix track and field indoor event in Moscow, Russia. Russia plans to send 19 athletes, including Sergei Shubenkov and Maria Lasitskene, to the track and field world championships in London in August 2017 despite its suspension from international competition over widespread doping. The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the International Association of Athletics Federations reviewed their history of drug testing. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)MOSCOW — Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping.The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the IAAF reviewed their history of drug testing.ADVERTISEMENT A total of 38 Russians had exemptions that could have allowed them to compete at the championships, but many didn’t make the qualifying standards. Eleven more were approved only for youth events, and 106 applications were declined.Russia has been suspended since November 2015, when the first in a series of World Anti-Doping Agency investigations alleged drug use and cover-ups were common on its track team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA: EAC snaps two-game slide, clips Mapua Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Battle on top: SMB, Star collide

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ceres targets payback vs Home United at Panaad FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “They are mentally very tough already,” Victolero said over the phone after preparing his Hotshots for an elimination round clash with their nemesis at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday. “That’s what has separated us from them so far.“That’s why in preparing (the Hotshots for this game), I told them that we need to play solid on both ends, to play hard for the full 48 minutes,” he went on. “That’s what we are lacking when we are compared to them, they (Beermen) seem to be tougher mentally.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsVictolero remembers how the Beermen won out in their Final Four series in the Commissioner’s Cup before eventually bagging the championship, the second jewel in San Miguel’s frenzied Triple Crown chase.The first year head coach of Star even remembers how the Beermen trumped TNT KaTropa in the title series, and just very recently, a couple of nights ago. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img San Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer and Star, sister teams tipped to crowd each other for the PBA Governors’ Cup, are built practically the same way.Hotshots coach Chito Victolero, though, knows exactly what has been giving the Beermen the edge over everyone else in the past few years that established a modern-day dynasty the field is trying to shoot down at the moment.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “They seem to know what needs to be done in the endgame. That’s every game,” he said. “Seldom do you see them (Beermen) panic. That’s what we are aiming for.”With 2-0 records, a victory could mean critical at the end of the elimination round where ties are broken via the quotient system and could mean lighter foes in the early rounds of the playoffs.Meanwhile, the Texters, after a 97-91 loss at the hands of the Beermen on Wednesday, try to rebound from that when they collide with struggling Alaska in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Star will be coming off a 101-92 win over the Aces where import Malcolm Hill made his pro debut.The youngest at 22 and coming here straight out of Illinois, Hill will continue to be tested, though Victolero acknowledges that he likes what he sees as far as the attitude and work ethic are concerned.ADVERTISEMENT “He works very hard and that is what he is telling us,” Victolero said of Hill, who scored 28 points in the win over the Aces. “He wants us to know that by hard work, he can offset the disadvantage he has against the other imports as far as experience is concerned.”Hill is expected to help out as the Hotshots try to contain reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, who has been his dominant self all-season long, without giving San Miguel’s array of shooters open looks at the basket.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View commentslast_img read more