Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas to have hip surgery, ending season

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Isner an easy winner, returns to Miami Open semifinals Thomas averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 assists in 17 games with the Lakers, who acquired him from Cleveland in February. His hip problems also limited him to just 15 appearances with the Cavaliers.Thomas will have surgery Thursday. The procedure typically requires months of rehabilitation.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 crownThomas is a two-time All-Star selection who will be a free agent this summer. He has expressed interest in staying with Los Angeles, but the Lakers will first attempt to sign two elite free agents to maximum contracts.center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments 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 FILE – In this Monday, March 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Thomas will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, the team announced Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Thomas averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 assists in 17 games with the Lakers, who acquired him from Cleveland in February. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas will have arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, ending his season.The Lakers announced the decision Wednesday before their game against Dallas. Los Angeles (32-41) already is eliminated from playoff contention for the franchise-record fifth consecutive season.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

Millsap scores 36 as Nuggets top Thunder in OT

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Malone: “They went on a big run in the fourth quarter, but we answered and we responded and made enough plays to get a hell of a win for us. Proud of all of our guys.”STAT OF THE NIGHTThe Thunder, who entered the game fifth in the league in rebounding and first in offensive rebounding, were outrebounded 58-50.UP NEXTThe Nuggets host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.The Thunder play at the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee, left, and guard Devin Harris, right, try to take the ball from Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, center, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Denver coach Michael Malone said before the game that Paul Millsap was improving, but it wouldn’t be fair to expect the veteran forward to be as good as he was before a left wrist sprain cost him 44 games.Millsap was actually better on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback He scored a season-high 36 points to help the Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-125 in overtime.Millsap made 13 of 18 field goals and grabbed nine rebounds.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“These past few days, it’s been feeling pretty good, so I’ve been able to drive left a lot and got to get back in and play my game,” Millsap said. “Pretty much, that’s some of it. The rest of it was Coach calling plays and my teammates giving me the ball.”Nikola Jokic had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Will Barton added 18 points for the Nuggets, who were 2-4 on their road trip and desperately needed the win for the Western Conference playoff race. Denver entered the night two games out of the No. 8 spot. “It’s a good win, especially with how we executed down the stretch,” Millsap said. “The way we did it was very special because we have been struggling on this road trip. To get a win like this against a really good team and beating them in the fashion that we did you know it was special to us.”Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, but he missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the end of regulation. Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Jerami Grant added 16 for the Thunder, who have lost four of five. Those losses have been by a combined nine points, with none by more than four.“I wouldn’t use the word frustration, but I would — certainly, I think there’s been things as it relates to execution,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.Denver led 122-121 in overtime and had the ball before the Thunder tied up Jamal Murray and forced a jump ball with 15 seconds left. The Thunder got possession on the jump ball, but Denver’s Mason Plumlee blocked Grant’s layup.“I felt like I had the chance to contest it without fouling and not put them back on the free throw line, so we get the block and the rebound and it was all good,” Plumlee said.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Millsap made two free throws at the other end to put Denver up 124-121.Oklahoma City’s Paul George was fouled with 4.6 seconds left. He made the first free throw, then the Thunder were called for a lane violation on George’s intentional miss. Barton made two free throws on the other end to seal it.Millsap scored 15 points in the first half to give Denver a 62-58 lead. The Nuggets scored the first six points of the second half, including two buckets by Millsap, to go up 10. The Nuggets expanded their lead to 15 later in the quarter and took a 92-79 advantage into the fourth.Oklahoma City’s reserves helped the Thunder climb back into the game. Westbrook tied the game at 94 on a drive when the Nuggets were called for goaltending, and the Thunder finally took a 99-97 lead on a 3-pointer by Grant.Barton made a layup with nine seconds left to tie the score at 114. Westbrook missed a deep three in the closing seconds, and the game went to overtime.Donovan said he wanted Westbrook to drive to the hoop at the end of regulation, but it wasn’t available. Westbrook has been one of the most effective drivers and free-throw shooters in the league in recent years, but the 29 percent 3-point shooter chose to launch from 27 feet.“I thought he created a good shot for himself,” Donovan said. “I didn’t think he took a bad shot. He had an opportunity to make it. He didn’t make it.”TIP-INSNuggets: Shot 52.2 percent in the first half. … F Wilson Chandler left the game with a nose contusion. … G Gary Harris missed his seventh straight game with a right knee strain. Malone said he expects Harris to miss at least another week.Thunder: Opened the game with a 9-0 lead. … Made just 15 of 26 free throws. … Made a franchise-record 20 3-pointers.QUOTABLE Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Madrid rests Ronaldo and other key players for league game View commentslast_img read more

Meralco guns for 2nd win vs Tautuaa-less GlobalPort

first_imgThings have not gone Mo Tautuaa’s way in his career reboot: He lost his first game in a GlobalPort uniform—to his former team—and will now miss his club’s second outing in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding F2 Logistics sweeps Foton Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Led by comebacking import Arinze Onuaku’s 30 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks, the Bolts dismantled Columbian Dyip, 116-103, Wednesday.Meralco will gun for a second win Friday at 4:30 p.m., right before Alaska and Rain or Shine take the Smart Araneta Coliseum floor.“[Onuaku] gives us exactly what we need—rebounds and post play,” Black said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The PBA slapped a one-game suspension and a P35,000 fine on the Filipino-Tongan center for his flagrant fouls incurred in the Batang Pier’s game against TNT on Sunday.Tautuaa kicked KaTropa reinforcement Jeremy Tyler in the chest on his way down from a dunk which led to his ejection with 2:41 left in the game.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“Dunking and putting your feet in my face, where I come from, is very disrespectful,” Tyler said after the game.TNT eventually wound up with a 128-114 victory and the Batang Pier will be hard-pressed to bounce back from that defeat, especially since they face a Meralco squad that won its opening match. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Arrival of Courtois ignites fight in Real Madrid goal

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite often being criticized, Navas hasn’t had to seriously compete for the starting position in goal since taking over from club idol Iker Casillas, who was the team’s main ‘keeper for more than a decade until leaving for Porto in 2015.The last time the position was competitive came after Casillas got injured in 2013 and lost his position to Diego Lopez, who remained as the starter for some time after Casillas recovered.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’The 26-year-old Courtois arrived from Chelsea touted as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, finishing third with Belgium at the World Cup where he won the Golden Glove award as the tournament’s best goalkeeper.But Courtois isn’t getting over-confident. Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto LATEST STORIES 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I’ve met Keylor, we’ve had a little chat,” Courtois said in a news conference at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. “From what people have told me, he’s a really great guy, and from a professional point of view, I consider him a fantastic goalkeeper as well. I come in with absolute respect and to compete at the top level.”Coach Julen Lopetegui, making his debut with Madrid this season, will make his first decision about the starting goalkeeper when Madrid faces Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.Courtois, who played three years with Atletico, said he still isn’t in top form following the World Cup, but will be ready to play in the Super Cup if needed.“I feel great, we’ll have to wait and see,” Courtois said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Nobody has given me any guarantees about being the starter,” Courtois said at his presentation with Madrid on Thursday. “It would be a mistake for the club to do that. I’ll have to show I deserve to be the starter during the training sessions. That’s how it should be. I was never given guarantees in any of the clubs where I played. I arrived at Chelsea when (Petr) Cech was there and I ended playing. I arrive to give my best, then the coach will decide who will be the starter.”Navas has succeeded with Madrid but the club has been linked with a new goalkeeper in nearly every transfer window since he became the first choice in 2015.Madrid tried to sign David De Gea from Manchester United after Casillas left but it missed a deadline and the deal didn’t go through. Last season, the club reportedly also tried to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Spain international who has joined Chelsea as Courtois’ replacement. Madrid was also linked to Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, who ended transferring from Roma to Liverpool.Kiko Casillas was Navas’ reserve last season, and Luca Zidane, son of the team’s former player and coach Zinedine Zidane, has been included in the squad this season. Madrid earlier this year also signed 19-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.According to Spanish media, Navas said he is not worried about Courtois’ arrival, while the Belgian is welcoming the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments MOST READ Belgian new Real Madrid soccer player Thibaut Courtois poses for the media during his official presentation for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Chelsea has sold a player — goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois — to Real Madrid. The Belgian was replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga after Chelsea met the goalkeeper’s 80 million euro ($93 million) buyout clause from Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)MADRID — Real Madrid will start the season with something it hasn’t had in years: Competition over who will start in goal.Thibaut Courtois was introduced by Madrid on Thursday, setting up a rivalry with Keylor Navas, the Spanish team’s goalkeeper when it won the last three Champions League titles.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Messi record 33rd title as Barcelona wins Spanish Super Cup

first_imgSimona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens Ousmane Dembele scored a late winning goal with a blistering strike from outside the area. The 21-year-old France winger stunned Sevilla’s defense with a right-footed shot that hit the underside of the crossbar in the 78th minute.Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen secured the win when he saved a penalty kick from Sevilla substitute Wissam Ben Yedder in the 89th after Ter Stegen fouled former Barcelona forward Aleix Vidal.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’Pablo Sarabia opened for Sevilla in the ninth, when the video assistant referee overruled an offside call in the first use of VAR in Spanish competition.Gerard Pique equalized three minutes before halftime when he finished off a free kick by Messi that hit the post and ricocheted off the back of goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik — and again off the upright — before falling to the Barcelona defender. Barcelona players pose with the trophy after winning the Spanish Super Cup soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona in Tangier, Morocco, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Barcelona won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)TANGIER, Morocco — Lionel Messi won his 33rd title with Barcelona on Sunday to become the most successful player in the Catalan club’s history.Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup as Messi overtook Andres Iniesta, who had 32 titles when he left this summer for the Japanese league.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments LATEST STORIES The Super Cup is played between the previous season’s league and Copa del Rey winners. Since Barcelona won both competitions, Sevilla played the match as the Copa runners-up after losing 5-0 in last season’s cup final to Barcelona.Played in Tangier, Morocco, this was the first Spanish Super Cup held outside Spain and the first time it was played as a single match, instead of a two-leg series.Sevilla played the match, which serves as a curtain raiser for the Spanish league season, in the middle of its playoff to qualify for the Europa League’s group phase. Sevilla faces Zalgiris on Thursday after winning their first match 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ While Barcelona dominated possession, Sevilla went close to going back in front when Franco Vazquez’s glancing header hit the top of the goal-frame in the 62nd before Dembele took his winner.A year ago, Barcelona broke their own transfer record to sign Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in August for a fee of 105 million euros (now $120 million) that could rise to 147 million euros. But his first season at Camp Nou was limited by injuries as Dembele struggled to replace the hole left by Neymar after he went to Paris Saint-Germain.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said that he hoped that Dembele’s goal is a sign of better things to come this season.“We have placed lots of hope (in Dembele),” Valverde said. “He has an amazing ability to break down defenses with his speed. He is a very young player and we hope that little by little he makes progress.”Former Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal debuted for Barcelona as a late substitute.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ 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 Brazillast_img read more

‘Ompong’ forces UAAP cancelation anew

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon OmpongResponding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Students from participating schools during the UAAP 81 opening ceremony at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe UAAP has also canceled its men’s basketball games set for Sunday due to the effects of typhoon “Ompong.”UAAP Season 81 president Nilo Ocampo said in a statement Saturday that the league also decided to suspend the rest of the weekend’s games as “Ompong” continued to batter Metro Manila and North Luzon.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The games between University of the East against National University at 2pm and University of Santo Tomas against University of the Philippines at 4pm were initially scheduled at Filoil Flying V Centre.Saturday’s matchups schedule also scrapped.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 ChrissThe Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration spotted “Ompong,” which has since been downgraded to a typhoon from a super typhoon, at 65 kilometers west of Laoag, Ilocos Norte as of 12 pm.Public storm signal no.1 is still raised over Metro Manila. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ PSG make light of Mbappe, Neymar absence in Parc stroll Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rematch of the century?

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But it proves Mayweather’s flair and showmanship as a promoter. With Pacquiao-Mayweather 1, sold by both camps as the “Fight of the Century,” panned by critics and boxing purists as the fight that was five years past its shelf life when it was finally held in Las Vegas in 2015, the only way to generate a lucrative “Rematch of the Century” would be to start promoting it early.Pacquiao has said he would fight one more time this year, targeting a December playdate.Despite their first fight failing to meet boxing expectations—there was little slam-bang action from two of the best welterweights of all time and Pacquiao complained of a shoulder injury later—it was the richest bout in history until Mayweather tangled with UFC star Conor McGregor in a crossover duel.If Mayweather, indeed, signs up to fight Pacquiao, who has been clamoring for a rematch, and hopes to get within sniffing distance of what he earned against McGregor, he’ll have to start promoting early—which may exactly be what he’s doing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 That alone would have lit the social media feeds of boxing fans. The caption that accompanied it, though, set the rumor mill on fire.“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way @mayweatherpromotions,” wrote Mayweather.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 ChrissThe post garnered more than 100,000 likes and 1,300 comments in just 20 minutes, underscoring the drawing power of both boxing superstars, who are generally considered the best of their era and the most influential fighters of their generation.Do a little digging and you’ll get to a video posted by boxing journalist Lance Pugmire on YouTube, where Mayweather was even more explicit. In the video, Mayweather is hamming it up with boxing manager and matchmaker Sean Gibbons, with the latter goading him about going after win No. 51 and referencing Wanheng Menayothin, the Thai fighter who one-upped Mayweather by hiking his record to 51-0 after beating Filipino Pedro Taduran.Gibbons was in the midst of talking about Menayothin, who has never fought outside of Thailand, when Mayweather interrupted him. The two went on an exchange that ended with “Money” laying the challenge for Pacquiao.“We’re gonna take the belt, we’re gonna get the payday and I don’t want no shoulder excuses,” Mayweather said.And while the whole episode was titillating enough to tickle boxing fans’ fancy or, at the very least, induce rounds of debate on whether it would make for palatable viewing, there was little confirmation on whether Mayweather was serious or this was just another outlandish PR stunt.Pacquiao, on the other hand, could not be reached for comment at press time.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA/INQUIRERThe video was quick, less than 50 seconds on Instagram. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his posse crossed paths with Manny Pacquiao and his entourage and the two exchanged a few words.Both were in an event in Japan and the loud music drowned out a lot of the exchange. In the video, which the undefeated American boxer posted on his Instagram account, Mayweather can be heard saying: “I’m coming back” and Pacquiao repeatedly answering “I’ve got the belt.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gallant silver for PH rowers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READlast_img read more

UP Maroons, FEU Lady Tams looking to raise their game with PSL stint

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Along with Perpetual’s rise, Prince Eze works his way from support role to top gun Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lady Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu said he wants his team to have more exposure to different competitors as they try to become the UAAP’s elite once the tournament begins in early 2019.“My team is composed of very young rookies and some veteran members so this tournament will help us get the exposure we need,” said Okumu.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 ChrissUP placed sixth in Season 80 with a 6-8 record but has since started to show signs of improvement after its title run in another offseason collegiate league.“I believe that my team will learn again how to deal with losses and wins every game, so to me, this tournament can help us grow especially our young players,” said Okumu. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe start of the women’s volleyball tournament in UAAP Season 81 is still a few months away but teams aren’t going stay idle and wait for the games to begin.University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University are already gearing up for some stiff competition with the two teams looking at the Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam to fine tune their respective rosters.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college As for the Lady Tamaraws, coach Rey Diaz said the Collegiate Grand Slam is a perfect opportunity for his team to grow.“We treat this as a blessing,” said Diaz. “We’re expecting the players to gain a lot of exposure and raise their level of competition here in the PSL.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

After Game 1 rout, Blaze Spikers still got more to give

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. There is no way Petron is taking any chances.After whipping F2 Logistics in the opener of their Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals, Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said they are going back to the drawing board and think of ways to answer their opponent’s expected counterattacks.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda trounces Cebu five; CKSC stuns mapua Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In contrast, F2 Logistics didn’t have anyone scoring in double figures, stymied by Petron’s well-placed floor defense that yielded 79 excellent digs compare to 54 by the Cargo Movers.Delos Santos may have learned his lessons during last year’s Grand Prix final when F2 coach Ramil de Jesus tweaked his lineup which threw off the Blaze Spikers’ game plan.“We go back and study Game 1 and see how much we can still improve,” added Delos Santos, the national team mentor.The Cargo Movers leaned heavily on Ara Galang who banged in nine points but could not get the usual numbers from Kim Kianna Dy and Majoy Baron, who were limited to a combined seven points.F2 team leaders Aby Maraño and Cha Cruz were also silent, scoring a total of six points, aside from making 27 errors against Petron’s 16.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Game 2 is slated Tuesday at 7 p.m., also at MOA Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We know that they will come back strong, we know how they work,” said Delos Santos, whose squad scored a 25-23, 25-11, 25-17 win on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena to move just a win away from a perfect conference.But even in the cusp of a historic repeat, the Petron mentor said they could still do better.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 Chriss“We don’t think of the sweep. Right now, we rest and try to recover and then give it our all on Game 2 [on Tuesday],” added Delos Santos. “But for tonight (Game 1), I’m very proud of the way my players performed.”Sisi Rondina scored 12 points for Petron’s 13th victory in as many games this conference. The high-leaping Rondina was a big factor off the bench to halt Rhea Dimaculangan’s combination plays. Bernadeth Pons added 10, while middle hitter Remy Palma had nine. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more

The ball is in GECOM’s court to uphold the Constitution

first_imgDear EditorNow that the Chief Justice has given her ruling on August 14th, 2019, democratic and progressive-minded Guyanese have been vindicated on several counts once again by a judicial authority:-– Elections were due three months after the passage of the no confidence motion on December 21, 2018 in accordance with article 106 which was immediately engaged; the date was not extended by a 2/3 majority of members of the National Assembly;– Whilst the House to House registration by and of itself is not unlawful or unconstitutional, the removal of names from the National Register of Registrants based on persons not being home, overseas etc, and scrapping of the National Register of Registrants, as being done by GECOM, is illegal;– the House to House registration cannot deregister people who are already on the National Register of Registrants, and, therefore, those already on the November 12, 2018 voters’ list do not need to register at House to House registration again;– There is no residency requirement for Guyanese to be on the National Register of Registrants and persons’ names ’cannot be removed unless they die or are no longer Guyanese, except Commonwealth citizens who are here for one year;– The CJ mentioned several times that the voters’ lists can be refreshed by other means as provided in law such as claims and objection;– The Guyana Election Commission must now choose options available to it by law to verify and refresh the Voters’ list taking into consideration the context that elections were due since March 21, 2019.Madam Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George-Wiltshire ruling on August 14th in no way deviated from the Constitution, neither the CCJ ruling of June 18th nor its July 12th consequential orders.The President has not abided with the Caribbean Court of Justice and continues to violate the Guyana Constitution. The President has not acted since December 21, 2018 to name a date for elections.Today is 239 days since the passage of the NCM on December 21, 2018, or 7 months and 27 days.Today is 149 days since March 21 2019 or 4 months and 27 days when elections were due according to article 106 (6) and (7).Over the last eight months, GECOM refused to prepare for elections. In actual fact, it is the Patterson-led GECOM that has been an integral part of the subversion of constitutional rule in our country. This is the first time that elections have not been held within 90 days from the date of dissolution for general and regional elections in 1992, 1997, 2001, 2011, and 2015, and the Local Government Elections of 2016 and 2018 as required by the constitution and statutes. The difference with a No Confidence vote is that the three months period starts on the day that the vote was passed in the National Assembly, and, not from the time the President dissolves the Parliament and the Regional Democratic Councils under normal elections.There is a new Chairperson, retired Justice Claudette Singh, and it is hoped that the now fully constituted Commission shall right the injustice done to the Guyanese people over the last eight months and abide with alacrity with the constitutional provisions of article 106 as exhorted by the Caribbean Court of Justice on July 12, 2019.Here is what the CCJ said “The judiciary interprets the Constitution. But, as we intimated in our earlier judgment, these particular provisions {article 106(6) and (7) } require no gloss on the part of the Court in order to render them intelligible and workable. Their meaning is clear and it is the responsibility of constitutional actors in Guyana to honour them. Upon the passage of a vote of no confidence, the Article requires the resignation of the Cabinet including the President. The Article goes on to state, among other things, that notwithstanding such resignation, the Government shall remain in office and that an election shall be held “within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine”…The CCJ then went on to state that “The Guyana Elections Commission (“GECOM”) has the responsibility to conduct that election and GECOM too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution.” { that is elections within 3 months as per article 106 (7) }Following the August 14th 2019 ruling by the Chief Justice, we can logically deduct that this House to House registration–which has insisted that people already registered had to be reregistered– has been a colossal waste of hundreds of millions of dollars, and, most important, time. Time which has been arrogated by the President and his government for an additional 149 days and counting past March 21, 2019 when elections should have been held. This wasteful and redundant expenditure and exercise must stop immediately.The Patterson-led GECOM did everything to ensure that no preparations for elections were commenced prior to March 21, 2019, instead preparing for House to House registration in the said month; this is a travesty that has whittled away the confidence of the people in the Guyana Elections Commission. An issue the new Chairperson and Commission must address urgently in order to win back the confidence of the electorate and it must do so quickly.The figures, which we have been receiving in dribbles from GECOM with no breakdown by region or by any of the 29 Registration Centres, has not and will not imbue confidence. It now claimed as of August 15th that 230,000 over 14 years old have been registered. Given the Chief Justice (ag) ruling, any exclusion of persons who were registered previously on the existing National Register of Registrants during the exercise will be illegal.The country must not be confused with regards to the time for the House to House field exercise and the time allocated for the total House to House registration to be concluded. Given GECOM’s work plan dated February 25th 2019, it was projected that the House to House exercise would take from June 2nd to December 18, 2019, a total of 199 days or 6 months and 16 days. Since the exercise started one month and 18 days later it means that the date would most likely be pushed to early February 2020.Add to that the other consequential processes such as data verification and entry into the National Register of Registrants, cross matching of fingerprints, the production of a Preliminary Voters Lists, a Claims and Objection period, followed by the production of the Official List of Electors, and elections could very well be held into mid-2020.With this in mind, GECOM must avoid the trap of believing that it has now gone so far in the field exercise that it might as well finish the exercise. To do so would be to extend the life of the government into mid-2020 and contribute further to the subversion of constitutional rule, the demoralization of the Guyanese electorate and more wastage of precious time and resources.Based on the Chief Justice ruling the APNUAFC government has been illegal since March 21, 2019, surely this must give impetus to GECOM to act righteously with the full backing of the constitution.The Guyana Elections Commission has the power to halt and should halt this wasteful exercise and immediately commence Claims and Objections period, with the existing Registration centres and staff already in place that has been used for the House to House registration, and be ready to hold elections long before the month of December.Most interestingly in the last few days, Mrs. Garrido-Lowe and the WPA using Congress Place talking points in public statements are now trying to condition December as the month for elections; Congress Place is behaving as if it is above the constitution; it can usurp the constitution, and, throw out the judicial rulings. This new strategy should be condemned.Ultimately it is the President’s call and he has not named a date.I wish to remind the President that article 9 of the Constitution states that“ sovereignty belongs to the people { not to GECOM, not the President, not the Cabinet, not the government}, who exercise it through their representatives and the democratic organs established by or under this constitution”.How do we exercise this sovereignty? Through our power and our right to elect those representatives at elections–a right that the President has been denying the Guyanese electorate since March 21, 2019.The President and his government lost the mandate to govern after its resounding defeat at the Local Government Elections on November 12, 2018—a hard pill to swallow l am sure. Nevertheless, the voters in those 80 Local Authorities Areas represent 90.5% of all voters. The PPP/C won 65% of the 80 Local Authorities. Following that the government lost the confidence of the Legislature on December 21, 2018. The President and APNUAFC Coalition government, therefore, stand exposed without moral, political, parliamentary and constitutional authority.Whilst the President has exclusive powers, these are given within the confines of the constitution and he is subservient to the Constitution, therefore he must announce the following forthwith:-i) The President and Cabinet stand resigned:ii) A caretaker government with restrained and limited authority as spelt out by the Caribbean Court of Justice and Commonwealth parliamentary norms;iii) Name a date for elections;iv) Dissolve the Legislature.How long is Mr. Granger prepared to hold out on calling elections? Is President Granger prepared to go down in history, as one of the first leaders in a parliamentary democracy in any part of the world, to have defied a No Confidence Motion legitimately passed and refused to hold elections within the constitutionally required time frame? I cannot think of one parliamentary democracy where this has happened. Will this be Mr. Granger’s legacy?We assert our right under the Guyana Constitution to exercise our sovereignty and our power to elect our representatives to govern our nation and demand that the President and his illegal government name a date for elections.We urge GECOM to act with alacrity to prepare for elections. GECOM’s mandate is that it must always be ready to hold elections.This is no time to sit on the fence. Who are those amongst us prepared to defend the constitution and democracy? As the next few days and weeks unfold we shall learn who will join us to defend our constitution and our democracy.Sincerely,Gail Teixeiralast_img read more