Bong Ramos set to replace Leo Isaac as Blackwater coach

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Elite are off to a 0-3 start this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, with their latest setback a 93-74 humbling at the hands of Alaska on Sunday.Ramos will be in charge of an upstart Blackwater team groping for direction led by JP Erram, Mac Belo, Raymar Jose and import Jarrid Famous.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBanking on fresh eyes to oversee the program, Blackwater is entrusting its future to Bong Ramos.Sources closely following the situation bared that Ramos is set to replace Leo Isaac as head coach.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Isaac, the franchise’s founding head coach, was relieved of his duties on Monday.Ramos is no stranger to the Elite, serving as an assistant coach under Isaac from 2015 before he returned to Indonesia in 2017 to coach Stapac Jakarta in the Indonesian Basketball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt will also be Ramos’ fourth tour of duty in the PBA, having stops in FedEx, Air21, and Bull back from 2012 to 2014.Blackwater has only made the playoffs twice in its first four years in the PBA. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Blackwater axes Leo Isaac View commentslast_img read more

PVL: Tacloban guts out five-set win over PetroGazz

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Petro Gazz’ final stand was a 13-13 tie after Trach’s two straight points before Shola Alvarez proved to be crucial in Tacloban’s clutch surge.Alvarez scored an off-the-block kill that bounced off Wensh Tiu for Tacloban’s 14-13 lead then she teamed up with Hyapha Amporn to block Trach for the match’s final point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTacloban head coach Nes Pamilar blamed his team’s lackadaisical effort in the third and fourth sets for allowing the Angels to storm back and force a decider.“They got too relaxed,” said Pamilar in Filipino. “When they saw that the other team only had one import they were already joking with each other.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When they lost the third and fourth sets I got angry with them so when the fifth set came they managed to play better.”Amporn put up 23 points to lead the Fighting Warays while Jovielyn Prado added 18.Trach had 27 points for the Angels while captain Steph Mercado added 20.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Meralco ruins Standhardinger’s PBA debut, downs San Miguel Beer Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tacloban averted disaster and thwarted Petro Gazz, 25-17, 27-25, 21-25, 14-25, 15-13, to take its first win in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Fighting Warays stopped Anastasiia Trach’s late-game onslaught to take a 1-0 record while the newcomer Angels, who missed Kadi Kullerkann due to a sore left knee, dropped to 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Paul George undergoes arthroscopic surgery on left knee

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George speaks to reporters in Oklahoma City, Saturday, April 28, 2018, the day after the team’s loss in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Utah Jazz. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.The procedure was performed Wednesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments George is expected to returning to normal offseason activities in six to eight weeks. He averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.04 steals and 36.6 minutes in 79 games this season, his first with the Thunder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Celtics oust 76ers, face Cavs in Eastern Conference Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

All is well with PetroGazz after miscommunication

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced After going up 1-1 in the quarterfinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, the Angels found a way to resolve some issues as they prepare to snag one of the last two semifinals spot.Captain Paneng Mercado said everything’s fine with the Angels after their four-set loss to Pocari Sweat-Air Force where things got heated between the local players and Ukrainian imports Anastasiia Trach and Olena Lymareva-Flink.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“There were just some miscommunication but everything’s been resolved,” said Mercado in Filipino on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.READ: Mercado helps cool off heated tension between PetroGazz locals , imports Davao Occidental, Zamboanga trip foes in MPBL Datu Cup All’s well has ended well for PetroGazz.ADVERTISEMENT The Angels, who are at the third spot of the quarterfinals standings after their 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, victory over winless Tacloban, will need to pick up the slack if they want to crack the semifinals.Pocari-Air Force is atop the standings with a 2-0 card and its imperative for the Angels to win their remaining games to remain in contention for the last two semifinals spot.Creamline and PayMaya finished with 6-1 and 5-2 records, respectively, after the preliminaries and have earned outright byes for the penultimate round.Mercado added the light mood the team is in is what PetroGazz needs in the quarterfinals.“We have great teamwork when we’re like this, there’s also the motivation so I hope this stays until the end,” said Mercado.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

PVL: FEU earns 4th win after 5-set thriller against Perpetual

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Heather Guino-o bumped FEU’s lead to 10-5 with an off-the-block kill before the Lady Tamaraws reached the 14-6 match point after the Lady Altas’ communication broke down.Cindy Imbo led Perpetual with 15 points while Jenny Gaviola and Jowie Versoza had 13 and 10 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University eked out a five-set win over University of Perpetual Help, 25-15, 15-25, 22-25, 25-14, 15-6, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws improved to a 4-1 record while the Lady Altas slipped to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Tiu: Clarkson playing for PH in Asian Games ‘really a long shot’ to begin with Celine Domingo powered FEU’s charge with 18 points while Jeanette Villareal and Heather Guino-o provided the support with 11 and 10 points, respectively.FEU head coach George Pascua said he just gave his team a little nudge of motivation after falling into a 2-1 set disadvantage and finish off with strong performances in the final two sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I told them that they just needed to concentrate and focus on the task at hand so they can achieve what they want in the game,” said Pascua, who gave his substitutes vital minutes during the match.Lycha Ebon first gave the Lady Tamaraws a 6-3 lead in the fifth and that eventually became her team’s foundation throughout the set. View commentslast_img read more

As gold hunt begins, spotlight falls on women’s volleyball

first_imgJAKARTA—In recent years, one sport has emerged in popularity and sparked a boom back home, with two commercial leagues providing lucrative careers for its players, who have reached the celebrity status that was once the sole domain of basketball stars.Now, women’s volleyball in the Philippines gets a chance to measure itself against a continental yardstick when the country’s first squad in 36 years in the Asian Games opens its campaign against what its coach calls “the gold standard” Sunday afternoon at Gelora Bung Karno’s (GBK) Tennis Courts here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “We’re very excited to play Thailand because they are the gold standard in Asian volleyball,” Shaq delos Santos told scribes Saturday after practice. “We waited a long time to be back in the Asian Games, so we might as well give it our best shot.”To say that Team Philippines prepared for the Asiad as best as it could is an understatement. It had just come from a two-week training camp in Japan and barely saw family before flying over to this city known as Asia’s version of the Big Apple.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’For enigmatic star Alyssa Valdez, it’s all worth it.“It’s a big thing being able to represent your country, and in the Asian Games at that,” the former Ateneo ace said. “We’re here to give it all we have. That’s our biggest asset.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Delos Santos said that playing in this tournament where his wards are great underdogs will count for a lot.“We need tough competitions like this to develop our chemistry,” he said. “This [team] is a work in progress. We improved a lot [after the Japan trip]. We trained hard for this and we are ready.”Thailand has lorded it over the Southeast Asian region longer than some of the Filipino volleybelles have been alive. The Thais have won the last 11 editions of the SEA Games and are ranked 16th in the world as of August last year.Volleyball’s return to the Games—and Jordan Clarkson’s arrival to join Gilas Pilipinas—has drowned the start of other events Sunday for the Philippines, which will be in the hunt for 20 gold medals with entries in swimming, shooting, fencing, wushu and wrestling.Seven titles will be up for grabs in swimming at the Aquatic Center of GBK Stadium with the country pinning its hopes on Jasmine Alkhaldi even as the men’s and women’s poomsae squads see action as the country tries to better its one-gold haul in the 2014 edition in Incheon.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Take Two Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jayson Valdez and Amparo Teresa Acuña try to shoot their way to podium finishes in the 10m air rifle and mixed pistol events with wushu also staking a gold in men’s changquan, where the Philippines has eight entries.The Philippines also opens its women’s softball campaign against Hong Kong.Elaborate opening rites—where 12,500 fireworks launched 100 feet into the air—featuring the traditional parade of athletes formally brought the curtains up on the Games.Clarkson acted as the Philippine flag-bearer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Son’s last shot for military exemption at Asian Games

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES South Korea’s Lee Seung-woo, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Son Heung-min after scoring during their men’s semifinal soccer match against Vietnam at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get one more shot at an exemption from military service after helping South Korea reach the final at the Asian Games.Son took leave from the Premier League to join the South Korea squad in Indonesia in pursuit of an Asian Games title. He figured a short break now could save him two seasons on the sidelines later.ADVERTISEMENT The South Korean government rewards Asian Games gold medals and Olympic medals of any kind with an exemption from the compulsory 21-month national service. Failing that, the 26-year-old Son would have to report for duty within the next couple of years.Lee Seung-woo scored twice and Hwang Ui-jo added to his tournament tally to give defending champion South Korea a 3-0 lead in Wednesday’s semifinals at Pakan Sari Stadium before Tran Minh Vuong pulled one back for Vietnam with a well-taken free kick in the 70th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Son was replaced two minutes later and South Korea hung on for a 3-1 win to advance to Saturday’s final against either Japan or the United Arab Emirates.Vietnam’s run included wins over Bahrain and Syria in the knockout stages and had some South Koreans nervous, particularly with Park Hang-seo — known as the “Korean Hiddink” in charge. Park, who was a member of Guus Hiddink’s coaching staff when South Korea reached the semifinals at the 2002 World Cup, had taken Vietnam to the final of the Asian under-23 championship in January and was acutely aware of the strengths and weaknesses in the South Korean setup.But with the South Koreans relying on their World Cup players, the semifinal as a contest was virtually over inside an hour.Japan and the UAE were playing later Wednesday.In co-host city Palembang, Japanese teenagers Sakura Yosozumi and Kensuke Sasaoke provided a next-generation entree to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gold medals in skateboarding.The 16-year-old Yosozumi, an X Games medalist, won the women’s park final over Japan teammate Kaya Isa and Zhang Xin of China. Bunga Nyimas, who is 12, placed fourth for Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Football player walks off after being ridiculed by own fans Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nyimas upgraded to bronze in the later street final behind Margie Didal of Philippines and Isa.Skateboarding will debut on the sports program at the Olympics in Tokyo, with street and park disciplines on the schedule.Nyimas wasn’t even the youngest competitor in Palembang — 9-year-old teammate Aliqqa Novvery placed sixth in the eight-person field for the street competition.On the men’s side, the 19-year-old Sasaoka held off Indonesian teammates Jason Dennis Lijnzaat and Pevi Permana Putra for gold in the park final and World Cup skateboarding bronze medalist Keyaki Ike won the street final for Japan.There were nine finals in track and field on Wednesday, and China picked up the first two in the walks.Wang Kaihua won the men’s 20-kilometer walk in 1 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds. In a tight finish to the women’s 20K race, world champion Yang Jiayu held off 2012 Olympic silver medalist Qieyang Shijie to win in a games record 1:29:15.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

UAAP: Adamson goes 5-0 after nipping NU

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After a slow first half that only saw them lead by five, 26-21, the Soaring Falcons turned on the jets at the start of the third quarter with a methodical 14-5 run to take a 40-26 lead after Jerrick Ahanmisi’s free throw line jumper.NU managed to fight back late in the fourth quarter cutting the lead down to three, 58-55 after Dave Ildefono’s layup with less than a minute remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPapi Sarr, however, scored on a strong layup and Sean Manganti followed it up with a split from the free throw line for the Falcons’ 61-55 buffer with 20.3 seconds left.“NU had a good preparation for us so I anticipated that those guys would come out strong,” said Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren. “We’re lucky to survive this ambush, and we made a lot of mistakes making it difficult on our part.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments NU’s Troy Rike says he was detained by BI for being an ‘illegal alien’ LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Our defense kept us afloat so we were able to hold NU down to 58 points and we’re not the type of team that can outscore any team.”Adamson’s stingy defense held the Bulldogs to a 32.39 shooting clip, 23-of-71, while the Falcons, for their part, converted 27 of their 63 attempts.Manganti had a team-high 14 points with four assists and two steals for the Falcons while Sarr had 11 points and 10 boards.Ahanmisi also finished with 11 points for Adamson while Simon Camacho scored all eight of his points in the fourth.Ildefonso led NU with 14 points while Troy Rike added eight points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Adamson University remained immaculate late in the first round after holding off National University, 63-58, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Soaring Falcons remained atop the league with a perfect 5-0 record while the Bulldogs dropped their third straight win and fell to a tie with University of the Philippines at the seventh seed.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READlast_img read more

LeBron gets first win in LA as Lakers beat Kings

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brandon Ingram missed two free throws with 10 seconds left, but Kyle Kuzma tipped in the second miss to give the Lakers a 126-123 lead. Wenyen Gabriel had a good look at a tying 3-pointer but it hit the front of the rim.Ingram finished with 31 points, 11 from the free throw line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDe’Aaron Fox scored all of his 18 points in the first half, going 4 of 6 from 3-point range for Sacramento. Second overall pick Marvin Bagley III had 19 points and 10 rebounds.KINGS: Buddy Hield added 16 points with four of Sacramento’s 13 3-pointers. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title NCAA: Mapua downs EAC, snaps three-game skid MOST READ LATEST STORIES LAKERS: Lonzo Ball missed his third straight game and Rajon Rondo also didn’t play, leaving a starting backcourt of Ingram and Josh Hart. … Michael Beasley left the game after 20 scoreless minutes with a right rib contusion. … The Lakers held their first LGBT Pride Night, presenting the “Laces of Unity” award before the game to former NBA player Jason Collins. Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ controlling owner and president, dyed her hair multiple colors in support of the occasion.UP NEXT: Sacramento (1-1) plays Golden State on Friday at Key Arena for the first game played in Seattle in a decade. The Lakers (1-2) take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.PACERS 110, ROCKETS 100Victor Oladipo made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points, Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Indiana beat Houston in its preseason opener.TJ Leaf, starting in place of Thaddeus Young, had 13 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Reigning NBA MVP James Harden had 17 points and 10 assists in Houston’s first home game. Carmelo Anthony added 16 points.Indiana went into halftime with some momentum after Leaf blocked Chris Paul’s 3-pointer and Oladipo banked in a 3-pointer just before the buzzer for a 54-48 lead. The Pacers also beat the third-quarter buzzer when Bojan Bogdanovic took an inbounds pass with 0.7 seconds left and sank a 3-pointer for an 83-82 lead.PACERS: Young (11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds) is one of five returning starters from a 48-win team that took the eventual Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. … Newcomer Doug McDermott scored two points in a team-high 36 minutes and second-year guard Edmond Sumner had 13 points in 19 minutes. … All four of Indiana’s preseason games, played every other day, will be on the road.ROCKETS: Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 points, with several dunks, and pulled Houston to 106-100 with 1:11 left but Indiana made four straight free throws to seal it. … Paul had six points, four rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes. … Houston was 15 of 40 from 3-point range, led by Anthony’s four makes.UP NEXT: Indiana (1-0) plays at Memphis on Saturday. Houston (1-1) plays at San Antonio on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, celebrates with Lance Stephenson after a dunk by Johnathan Williams during the second half of the team’s NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LeBron James is a winner for the first time as a Laker.James scored 18 points in a back-and-forth first half before resting in the second half, watching his teammates pull out a 128-123 preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Scalpers turn to online after crackdown during UAAP Finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tickets have not been available from online portal since Saturday, a representative at the Araneta Coliseum told the Inquirer. General Admission and Upper A tickets were eventually put on sale a couple of hours before tipoff.For the other sections, a lot of tickets were resold online.“I got mine through a friend who asked me to deposit via mobile banking,” Ally, who asked for her name to be withheld, told the Inquirer. “The electronic tickets set me back by P800 each.” Both tickets were for upper box B seats.A die-hard fan who never missed a UP game, even during the Maroons’ doormat years, Ally revealed that she banked on the services of a scalper for Game 1 who sold her a ticket for a lower box seat amounting to P3,000.“Some of my friends were not as fortunate,” she added.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “There had been no reported cases [of scalping] yet,” Sangangbayan told the Inquirer in Filipino a couple of hours before tipoff.The Inquirer tried to purchase tickets from scalpers around the venue but there were no sellers present. Their absence came at the heels of a crackdown by police in Game 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut that doesn’t mean tickets weren’t sold at inflated prices–they were simply sold elsewhere.Admission rates hit a fever pitch Wednesday morning with patron seats being peddled at P7,500. Its original price was P450. View comments Magnolia Hotshots rout Alaska Aces in PBA Finals opener After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Some of the athletes weren’t, too.UP guard Paul Desiderio vented his frustration on Twitter Tuesday night, saying his family was unable to secure patron tickets for the match. A later development then revealed that a miscommunication transpired within the Maroons’ camp. The cager’s social media post has since been deleted.Gabbi Dario, brother of Maroons guard Diego Dario, also shared his experience on social media, saying his family had to queue up for tickets only to settle for General Admission tickets.“No we do not get tickets for free, [neither] does my brother hoard a lot to accommodate us,” he said. “Pare-pareho po tayong nagha-hanap. I don’t have extra!”Game 1 drew 21,608 spectators with seats virtually filled with a handful politicians also in attendance. The title-clincher attracted 23,471 fans.Around 270 members of the Quezon City Police District—some in uniform, others in plainclothes—were deployed around the Big Dome The UP crowd during the UAAP Finals Game 2. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPolice heightened its efforts against ticket scalping on the wake of reports that tickets were hard to come by, even for players competing in the UAAP Finals. Enterprising scalpers, however, still found a way to profit off their illegal activities: Going online.“Usually, we deploy around 50 members of the force,” police inspector Nolasco Sangangbayan said, but was quick to add that the number of cops was increased for Wednesday’s Game 2 between Ateneo and University of the Philippines was to ensure the safety of the spectators more than to clamp down on ticket scalping.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more