NU sustains dominance, beats UST

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “Our character is really that strong.”Santiago finished with 19 points to lead NU while Aiko Urdas had 10.Rondina was the game’s top scorer with 25 points for UST while Carla Sandoval added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments After Cherry Rondina tied the fourth set at 25-25, Audrey Paran unwittingly gave UST the 26-25 set point after her hit went out.Jaja Santiago then, went to work for NU finishing a through-the-block kill for the 26-26 tie, and Risa Sato scored a block off Rondina’s attempt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSantiago said it was her team’s character that helped them keep UST at bay.“The grit, the trust with each other, I saw that in this game,” said Santiago. “Those two traits are what I like about our team and when I say that I won’t let them lose they will follow, like a domino effect.” 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate after downing University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 25-19, 14-25, 25-19, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The league-leading Lady Bulldogs improved to a perfect 5-0 while the Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Valdez judges fitness contest; Villanueva, AVO impress Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

LeBron gets triple-double as Cavs beat Bucks without Lue

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, from Greece, knocks the ball loose from Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND— LeBron James scored 40 points as part of his third triple-double in four games and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117 on Monday night as coach Tyronn Lue began his leave of absence to address health issues.Lue said Monday in a statement he been dealing with chest pains and loss of sleep, and that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is. Associate head coach Larry Drew will run the team in Lue’s absence.ADVERTISEMENT GOING OUT ON A HIGH NOTEThe Cavaliers honored former Browns tackle Joe Thomas, who attended the game after holding a retirement press conference Monday. James embraced Thomas, who received a standing ovation in an on-court tribute during a timeout.TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo picked up his second foul at the 5:58 mark of the first quarter and went to the bench. He scored 10 points in the second, including a one-handed dunk off an alley-oop pass from Eric Bledsoe. … C Tyler Zeller (sore ribs) missed his second straight game.Cavaliers: G Kyle Korver scored 12 points after missing Saturday’s game because of a family matter. He’s also been dealing with a sore right foot. … Drew hopes F Tristan Thompson, who hasn’t played since March 3 because of a sprained right ankle will return this week. … Larry Nance Jr. (sore right hamstring), Rodney Hood (strained lower back) and Cedi Osman (strained left hip flexor) are also out.UP NEXTBucks: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Host Toronto on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers past Hornets Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Giannis Antetokounmpo had 37 points and went 11 for 11 at the foul line for Milwaukee, which is seventh in the Eastern Conference. Khris Middleton had 30 points, making 11 of 16 from the field.Milwaukee guard Jason Terry was given a Flagrant-1 foul for hitting Ante Zizic in the face with an open hand while the rookie center was putting up a shot in the lane. Zizic made both free throws, helping spark a run that built a double-figure lead.Lue, 40, led Cleveland to the 2016 NBA championship after taking over for David Blatt midway through that season.The Cavaliers (41-29) are third in the Eastern Conference and have endured roster shake-ups, injuries and other distractions as they try to reach the NBA Finals for the fourth straight time.No timetable has been given for when Lue will return. He missed the second half Saturday, the second time this season he left a game because he wasn’t feeling well. Lue also sat out a game against Chicago at home in December.ADVERTISEMENT James scored 17 points in the third quarter and finished with 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 16th triple-double this season and 71st of his career.The four-time MVP took over in the third beginning with back-to-back 3-pointers. After not getting a foul called on a third attempt, he finished Cleveland’s next possession with a massive dunk. He was fouled attempting another dunk and made both free throws the following time down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilwaukee cut a 17-point lead to 117-109, but James drove the length of the floor for a dunk with just over a minute left.Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love returned after missing six weeks because of a broken left hand and scored 18 points in 25 minutes. He sparked a 10-0 run in the second quarter with two 3-pointers Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

ONE: Gina Iniong bounces back, outwits Taiwanese foe

first_imgPHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPGina Iniong put the lessons of her last defeat to good use, beating Jenny Huang via unanimous decision in the preliminary bouts of ONE: Heroes of Honor Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Team Lakay atomweight bounced back from her loss to Mei Yamaguchi last November and clipped her Taiwanese opponent in a grueling three-round match.ADVERTISEMENT Struggling to prepare sans import, NLEX locals working double time The Indonesian strawweight controlled the tempo for the whole three rounds, imposing his will on a full mount as his Chinese foe desperately tried to stay in the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Iniong was on-point for the whole fight, but made her mark with a superb right straight which floored Huang. Though Huang tried to bring the match to the mat, the Igorot bet was able to squeak her way out of danger and connect with her strikes up to the third round.With the win, Iniong improved to 7-3 and put herself once again in the conversation for possible challengers to ONE Women’s Atomweight Champion Angela Lee.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 crownHuang, meanwhile, suffered her third straight defeat to fall to 5-3.In the curtain raiser, Adrian Mattheis (5-3) also extended his winning streak to three, besting Lan Ming Qiang (1-3) via unanimous decision. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights 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 LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Filoil: Ateneo remains unbeaten, UE scrapes past NU

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ateneo maintained its unbeaten streak after clobbering University of Perpetual Help, 83-59, in the group stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena.The Blue Eagles are unblemished in Group A with a 6-0 record while the Altas are at a disappointing 0-5.ADVERTISEMENT Angelo Kouame showed his force both inside and outside the paint, finishing with 17 points, on 3-of-4 shooting from deep, while grabbing 11 boards for the Blue Eagles.Brothers Mike and Matt Nieto provided solid back-up for Kouame with 18 and 12 points, respectively, while Thirdy Ravena had 10 points.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 crownThe Blue Eagles 17-9 first quarter was enough for them to keep the Altas at bay as this became the foundation for their 24-point win.Kim Aurin had 18 points and six boards to lead Perpetual while Prince Eze finished with a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double. Balkman looking forward to face off with ‘brother’ Brownlee In the other game, University of the East edged past National University, 78-74, in Group A for3-4 card.Alvin Pasaol showed his girth to lead the Red Warriors with 22 points and 14 boards while Rey Acuno added 20 points of his own.Incoming rookie Dave Ildefonso had 14 points to lead the Bulldogs who dropped to 3-5.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Just like that, the West got even wilder.Day 1 of NBA free agency was not lacking for fireworks or firepower, led by James’ decision to leave Cleveland for a second time and join the Los Angeles Lakers. James agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million, meaning his streak of eight consecutive Eastern Conference championships — four with Miami, four with the Cavs — will end next year.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 crownHe could still go to the NBA Finals, of course. He’s just going to have a much tougher time getting there out of the West.Compared to his past free-agent decisions, James moved super swiftly — it took him eight days to reveal in 2010 that he was going to Miami, 11 days in 2014 to say he was going back to Cleveland. This time, it took about 20 hours. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 SBP urges Fiba probe on removal of stickers from Philippine Arena court Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As if getting through one another won’t be tough enough, James is now coming to join the party. By the time he announced, just over $900 million worth of new deals had been agreed upon, based on figures confirmed to the AP by people involved in the various decisions — almost all of that money getting committed by teams in the West.And all those clubs — Golden State, Oklahoma City, Houston, the Lakers, even Denver by locking up Nikola Jokic for $150 million and Will Barton for $54 million — could definitively say they were thrilled. More big moves in the West are possible, especially with DeMarcus Cousins still available in free agency and a candidate to return to New Orleans.Durant’s move means the Warriors not only got to keep the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals MVP, but they also get some financial flexibility in the deal since he could have gotten more money had the deal been structured differently.For the Thunder, the win was that their risk paid off. Trading for George a year ago was panned by some critics, presumably because of the belief that he was already focused on joining his hometown Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.That move isn’t happening.Not now, anyway, and barring a trade not for at least three years in what will be considered a massive victory for the Thunder and general manager Sam Presti.“I’m here to stay,” George told the crowd at the party.In Houston, Paul has told Rockets fans the same thing.“UNFINISHED BUSINESS,” Paul wrote on Twitter at the exact moment that the calendar flipped to July 1 in the East, meaning the NBA’s free agency frenzy was officially open for the summer.Houston took Golden State to seven games in the Western Conference finals back in May. Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both of those games — then had to watch the Warriors sweep Cleveland for the NBA title. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Paul averaged 18.6 points and 7.9 assists last season with the Rockets, who went 65-17 led by Paul and newly minted NBA MVP James Harden. ESPN reported he is signing a four-year deal that will be worth $160 million.They were the initial wave. Sunday evening, James made his move.He flew to Los Angeles on Saturday, creating a frenzy without saying a word.Turns out, James was flying to his new home James spent the week vacationing in Anguilla. He’s the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers.Philadelphia star Joel Embiid weighed in on Twitter saying, “The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe’s and Magic’s team…. Process that.”The 76ers met with James’ representatives Sunday, obviously to no avail. Embiid’s opinion notwithstanding, the Lakers are James’ team now.And the East, for the first time in nearly a decade, will have a new king next spring. View comments Durant, George and Paul were way faster than that.The bonanza started Saturday night when Durant decided to sign a two-year, $61.5 million deal with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, one where he’ll make $30.5 million this season. The terms were confirmed by a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot become official until the league’s offseason moratorium ends this week.The deal comes with a player option for 2019-20, so Durant can — and likely will — become a free agent again next summer.George and Paul made their announcements known not long afterward. George told a party in Oklahoma City that he’s staying with the Thunder, after agreeing to terms on what is a $137 million, four-year deal that comes with an option for the final season. Paul made his intentions known on Twitter at exactly midnight EDT Sunday, saying he’s staying with the Houston Rockets after agreeing to a four-year contract worth $160 million.All three of those players will have designs on a title next season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James fields questions before an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Kevin Durant, Paul George and Chris Paul all made quick decisions to stay put and remain in the Western Conference.And now LeBron James is joining them.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READlast_img read more

Serena Williams’ attitude defused dress code row, says French Open director

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The move comes hot on the heels of a furor following French tennis federation chief Bernard Giudicelli describing the “Black Panther” catsuit American star Williams wore at the French Open in May as “going too far”.Williams at the time took the announcement in her stride, describing her relationship with the French Open organizers as wonderful.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’“He’s (Guidicelli) been so easy to talk to,” Williams said. “My whole team is basically French so, yeah, we have a wonderful relationship.”Forget congratulated Williams on her attitude. “Why not reconcile elegance without harming the creativity of designers,” he suggested.Forget gave a few examples of over-extravagant outfits including the denim jeans and fluorescent leggings once worn by Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten’s yellow t-shirt in 1997 and Stan Wawrinka’s checked shorts in 2015.“We have a new stadium renovation and new outfits would reconcile elegance, modernity and practicality,” he said.Forget went on to say that perhaps the completion of the new look Roland Garros site in 2021 might be the perfect time to introduce the dress code.Rafael Nadal voiced support for the move from the US Open on Monday explaining he saw no reason the French Open, which he has won eleven times, couldn’t limit what players wear.“I really believe when you have a tournament like Wimbledon that does what they want you cannot say to another event that they have to do another thing,” he said.“Why if Wimbledon have their own rules, why can’t Roland Garros?” NVGRELATED STORIES:Serena Williams returns in style at US OpenFashion flap: Serena OK with French Open despite catsuit ban LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments “With social media everything goes viral these days,” Forget said.“Serena was perfect, defusing any budding controversy,” he explained.“The idea with the dress code will be much more flexible than the one at Wimbledon, which has hardened over time,” he said.Wimbledon has a strict all-white dress code for it’s June lawn tennis tournament.“Our current regulations allow for anything and with no framework, some feel certain players are a bit too out there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams at the French Open 2018. Image: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFPFrench Open director Guy Forget says Serena Williams’ attitude defused a potential row over an up-coming dress code that he insists will be far less strict than the one at Wimbledon, French sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.The idea he said would be to establish a certain level of elegance or as he put it “a Roland Garros style”.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: NLEX bounces back, sidetracks Columbian Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Barcelona shocked by last-place Leganes in Spanish league

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 Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring early, but the host rallied with goals two minutes apart in the second half to earn its first win in six league games this season.Leganes’ winner came thanks to a blunder by veteran central defender Gerard Pique, who misplayed a shot while trying to clear the ball from inside the area. Oscar Rodriguez, a former member of Real Madrid’s youth teams who is on loan with Leganes, took advantage of Pique’s uncharacteristic mistake to score the 52nd-minute winner.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 ChrissIt came just after Nabil El Zhar had equalized with a header from close range after a long ball into the Barcelona area.Leganes goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar made a series of great saves near the end to preserve the victory. Leganes had never earned a point against Barcelona in its three seasons in the first division. The club from outside Madrid had won only one point from its first five games and was coming off three straight losses.Barcelona was coming off a home draw against Girona in the previous round.Lionel Messi couldn’t add to his 595 goals in his 700th appearance with Barcelona, including 55 non-official games.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Real Madrid routed 3-0 by Sevilla in Spanish League LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, fourth left, celebrates Coutinho’s goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Leganes and FC Barcelona at the Butarque stadium in Leganes, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Last-place Leganes stunned Barcelona with a 2-1 win in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing the defending champions their second straight setback.The result gives Real Madrid a chance to take over the league lead with a draw at Sevilla later Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

first_imgXavier Gonzalez, left, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Toshiro Muto, right, CEO of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) attend IPC and Tokyo 2020 joint press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They’re being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village will offer easy access for anyone with disabilities.But International Paralympic Committee officials said Friday there’s one big worry: there are too few hotel rooms for wheelchair users.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “The IPC remains concerned there will be an insufficient number of accessible rooms ready for the games — and I emphasize ready for the games,” Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of the IPC, said after meetings in Tokyo.Athletes will be taken care of. But hundreds of others may not be. This includes sponsors, some national Paralympic officials, guests and the media.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 ChrissBritain’s Channel 4, for instance, covers the Paralympics extensively, and dozens of its staff members have impairments and many use wheelchairs. So do many reporters who specialize in the Paralympics.“There will be a high demand for accessible hotel rooms, which are just not there at the moment,” Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of the British Paralympic Association, said in an email to The Associated Press. LATEST STORIES IPC officials say they need 400-500 hotel rooms that are “accessible” to wheelchair users. Tokyo is famous for small apartments, tiny hotel rooms, and tight spaces.The Tokyo organizing committee says the city has about 700 “accessible rooms,” though reports suggest the number could be a low as 30. Many rooms may be accessible to wheelchairs, but not the bathrooms because of narrow doors and tight quarters.Over and above all of this are fans in wheelchairs who may not find rooms.To complicate matters, the room shortage is beyond the control of the local organizing committee, which basically runs the games. It’s squarely in the hands of the local Tokyo city government, and the national government.They both suddenly seem to be moving.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “On the one hand, Japan is physically more accessible than Britain,” he wrote in an email to the AP. “Yet in Japan, one seems to rarely see disabled people. There seems to be a disconnection between the law — that requires disabled people to have access — and the presence of disabled people in Japanese society.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our games have a purpose also to change the minds of people,” Gonzalez said.The Japanese government said this week that, under rules set to be in force on Sept. 1, 2019, hotels with more than 50 rooms must set aside at least 1 percent for wheelchair users.And on Friday, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the city would amend ordinances to establish “barrier-free” rules for hotels, and require new and refurbished hotels to be “barrier-free.”In addition, the national and Tokyo government are offering subsidies for hotels to make modifications.“Progress is taking place,” Gonzalez said. “But the reality of the games is that we bring large populations of people with disabilities — and in particular in this case, wheelchair users.”Of the 4,400 Paralympic athletes, 1,800 use wheelchairs.There are also cultural obstacles.A room the Japanese term “accessible” would not meet the standard in say, Britain. And so-called “accessible” rooms tend to cost more in Japan.“There is no expectation (in Japan) of independent living for wheelchair users — rather the expectation that anyone with mobility issues will have full-time care support,” Hollingsworth said. “This means that hotel rooms that are described as accessible are designed in a way that is not accessible for an independent person — the bathroom, especially.”He also said there was a “big reluctance among private hotel owners to make even the smallest changes.” He said the attitude was short sighted in a country with an aging population. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Of the 160 Paralympic teams, dozens will arrive early to prepare for competition. When the games start, athletes will stay in the new athletes village alongside Tokyo Bay. But beforehand, they’re on their own.“It is unlikely we will have a sufficient number of fully accessible rooms for pre-games training camps,” Gonzalez said.Hollingsworth said the British team hoped to train in Yokohama and Kawasaki, cities located southwest of Tokyo.“They have world-class sporting facilities,” Hollingsworth wrote. “We are really struggling with the lack of hotel and appropriate accessible rooms.”Gonzalez lauded Tokyo on other fronts. Its public transportation system is among the best in the world, and many stations have elevators and assistants to help on the platforms.Hollingsworth termed Tokyo’s subway system “fantastic.”“Getting around as a wheelchair user in Tokyo — as colleagues of mine have done — is very well catered for and should be commended,” he said.Michael Peckitt, a Briton who teaches at Osaka University, writes frequently about disabilities. He has a form of cerebral palsy that affects his left side, making it difficult for him to climb stairs without a walking stick. He does not use a wheelchair.He said public transportation access was generally better in Japan than Britain. But he singled out Shibuya station in central Tokyo as a difficult place for people with disabilities. This will be a very busy station during the Olympics and Paralympics.He also noted a cultural difference. He said people with disabilities seemed almost invisible in Japan. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019 View commentslast_img read more

UST barges into UAAP women’s basketball Final 4 after ousting La Salle

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Superstar LeBron James ‘just another member of group chat’ for Romeo Travis Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil University of Santo Tomas had a cruise of a victory over De La Salle, 79-67, to advance to the Final Four of the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Growling Tigresses chalked up their second win over the Lady Archers in a span of five days, the first on a 68-65 squeaker on Friday that forced the playoff game for the no.4 spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Grace Irebu asserted her dominance for the Growling Tigers with 29 points while Sai Larosa and Tin Capalit added 18 and 16 points, respectively.UST will then face another do-or-die game this time against Adamson in the first step-ladder game on Sunday.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 ChrissDefending champion National University already earned a championship round bye after sweeping the eliminations.In the other game, Far Eastern University edged past Adamson University, 67-63, to earn the twice-to-beat bonus in the step-ladder eliminations and will wait for the winner between UST and Adamson. MOST READ 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 Clare Castro had a 25-point, 16-rebound double-double to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Valerie Mamaril added 14 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Disgruntled Anthony Davis has just 3 points, Pelicans routed by Magic

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts to a call during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Magic won 118-88. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis doesn’t want to play for New Orleans anymore. In a blowout loss Tuesday night, he noticed his teammates may have felt the same way.“We sucked,” Davis said. “Nobody was interested in playing, is what it looked like.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Davis’ scoring output Tuesday was the lowest of his career in any game where he played at least 21 minutes.The reeling Pelicans (25-33), who’ve lost six of seven, sit in 13th place in the West, six games behind Sacramento for that conference’s final playoff spot with 24 games left.While the Magic (26-32) remain below .500, they’ve won four straight — including three straight on the road by 16 or more — to pull within a two games of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot as the All-Star break approaches.Vucevic had 25 points and 17 rebounds, Evan Fournier scored 22 points, and Jonathan Isaac scored a career-high 20 points, including 16 in the first quarter, when Orlando raced to a 39-11 lead.Aaron Gordon added 20 points for the Magic, who led by as many as 31 points and kept the lead above 20 the rest of the way en route to their fourth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img “Whatever our new normal is, we want to get back to that and put all the other stuff behind us and just start playing and trying to win basketball games, and trying to compete and try to get our young players better,” Gentry continued. “That’s all I want to do. That’s it. And I’m not going to talk about it anymore. I’m done talking about it.”UP NEXTMagic: Host Charlotte on Thursday night.Pelicans: Host Oklahoma City on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Davis scored just three points on 1-of-9 shooting and was thoroughly outplayed by Orlando center Nikola Vucevic as the Magic beat the listless Pelicans 118-88.“Obviously I missed a lot of shots, a lot of easy shots — layups and stuff that I normally make— early in the game,” Davis added. “But they came out more desperate. They played like they were playing for something, and they showed it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDavis played 24 minutes in his third game since his agent told New Orleans the six-time All-Star wanted to be traded to a championship-contending team and won’t sign an extension with the Pelicans.It was also his third game since returning from an injured left index finger. In his first game back, he had 32 points in a win over Minnesota, but he has averaged 8.5 points over the two games since. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan “It was an impressive show of games by us, the last three games. We really took care of business and really executed the game plans that the coaches put in,” Vucevic said. “We talked about the stretch right before the (All-Star) break and how it is an important one, how we can win some games and put us back in a good spot going into the second part of the season. We did that so far.”The normally up-tempo Pelicans, who came in averaging almost 116 points per game, shot 38.3 percent (36 of 94) en route to their lowest single-game point total this season.E’Twaun Moore, who has struggled with injuries this season, scored 19 points in his first start since Jan. 22. Jrue Holiday had 16 for the Pelicans, who briefly got as close as 14 in the middle of the second quarter but trailed by 63-46 at the half.“It’s definitely embarrassing,” Holiday said of the 30-point loss. “You don’t want to do that anywhere but especially at home.”TIP-INSMagic: Outrebounded New Orleans 58-42. … Had 32 assists on 42 made field goals. … Combined to make 21 of 22 free throws. … Vucevic was 10 of 18 from the field and 4 of 5 on foul shots.Pelicans: Julius Randle scored 15 points in a little less than 22 minutes off the bench, hitting three of five 3-point attempts. … New Orleans committed 14 turnovers, leading to 22 Orlando points. … Kenrich Williams started and played 31 minutes, but had one of his worst games, scoring just two points on 1-of-7 shooting. … Jahlil Okafor started at center and had eight points in 29 minutes.FED UPPelicans coach Alvin Gentry was in no mood, however, to discuss how Davis’ decision appears to have affected the team.“What we’re trying to do is just move on from it,” Gentry said. “We need to bury it. 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