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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “You like to see those guys out there,” Draymond Green said of Durant and Curry. “But obviously we have other guys that can step up.”Durant was out with a sprained left ankle, giving him extra rest before Golden State wraps up its four-game trip at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night in his former home arena. Omri Casspi started in his place and had 12 points and eight rebounds.The Warriors trailed 74-52 at halftime in Philadelphia on Saturday before scoring 47 points in the third quarter and winning 124-116. Curry appeared determined to get Golden State going quickly in Durant’s absence, scoring 13 points while playing all 12 minutes in the first quarter.“For sure,” Curry said. “It’s 25, 26 points that are missing and you’ve got to try to put pressure on the defense to kind of honor your scoring threat and open up the floor for everyone else.”Allen Crabbe scored 25 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points and eight assists for the Nets.ADVERTISEMENT No. 1 draft pick Fultz out 2 to 3 more weeks for 76ers “I thought we were taken by the moment a little bit,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “You know, these guys play a lot of big games, but I felt like were frozen for some reason.”It was 64-42 at halftime and the Warriors extended the lead to 28 in the third, though the Nets cut that in half by period’s end, scoring 42 points to trim it to 98-84.TIP-INSWarriors: Kerr said center Zaza Pachulia’s two sons are serving as the Warriors’ ball boys during their trip. “Zaza told me last night that after losing in Boston and then we were down 20 at halftime last night, he said if we didn’t win this game he was going to FedEx his kids back to the Bay Area,” Kerr said. “So I’m glad we won so he didn’t have the stuff the kids into a FedEx box.”Nets: Atkinson said the Warriors’ offense might be the best of all time. “Think about Steve’s Kerr kind of background,” Atkinson said, “playing for Phil Jackson and playing in the Spurs system and then obviously with the Suns as the GM he was with (Mike) D’Antoni and it’s kind of like he’s got all areas covered.” … Trevor Booker started at center but played just nine minutes because of a sprained left ankle.TALKING TRUMP’S TWEETKerr, who has been critical of President Donald Trump, on Trump’s tweet that should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail, after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in comments to ESPN.“Two people seeking attention and they’re both getting it, so I’m sure both guys are really happy,” Kerr said. “You know what would help? If all of you just stopped covering both of them. Is that possible? You could probably stop covering LaVar. I don’t think you can stop covering the president. I don’t think that will work.”ROUGH ROADThe Nets opened November with five road games in the West, returned to Brooklyn for a three-game stint that featured Boston and Golden State, the NBA’s two top teams, and now go back on the road to face Cleveland, where they have lost eight in a row.“Listen, I worry a lot so I try not to look ahead too far and every game’s so tough in the NBA,” Atkinson said, “but this is a tough stretch for us.”UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit Cleveland on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Curry also had seven assists but committed seven turnovers and his last two fouls came on charging calls.“Obviously, he was brilliant I mean in terms of his scoring and shot-making but I thought in the second half he got a little wild,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He kind of had his way out there for a while and he got so excited that he probably went over the top and started making some mistakes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneA night after erasing a 22-point halftime deficit in Philadelphia, the Warriors built a 22-point cushion after two quarters behind 22 points from Curry. Playing without Durant, they led by 28 in the third quarter but Brooklyn cut it all the way to four after Curry picked up his sixth foul with three minutes remaining.Klay Thompson then scored seven of his 23 points in the final two minutes. LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Stephen Curry knew he needed to start aggressively to make up for the absence of Kevin Durant.Then the Warriors had to finish the job without Curry after foul trouble ended his best game of the season.Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and Golden State held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Taboras have gone a long way since the days when Junky was bringing young Krizziah Lyn to the bowling centers, unconsciously exposing her to the sport whenever he unwinds in the bowling alleys of Ever Gotesco Commonwealth.But the itch to knock down pins soon bit Krizziah, and one fateful afternoon, the then-14-year-old asked her father if she could give it a try.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“She told me she wanted to play,” recounted Junky, unbeknownst of the potential his daughter possessed. It didn’t take long, though, as the girl who was throwing balls for fun gave the elder Tabora a glimpse of what her future holds, scoring 243 points in their game.“As a bowling aficionado, it brings me great pride to see my child excel in the sport I love,” said Junky. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Krizziah Lyn Tabora with her parents poses with her trophies which she won in winning the 53rd Qubica AMF Bowling Worldcup held in Hermosillo Mexico during an interview at Paeng Bowl in Eastwood City, Pasig on Sunday, November 19, 2017. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE“I never thought she would get to the level where she is right now. I only wanted her to enjoy the sport I loved,” the 62-year-old businessman said. LATEST STORIES But fate works in mysterious ways, and with that, Junky found himself in an unfamiliar position, not as a player but among the crowd, as he and wife Thelma prayed for the heavens for their daughter fighting for flag and country at the 53rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That passion drove Krizziah to continuously hone her craft, earning her a ticket to her first Bowling World Cup in 2012 and finally, got her in the semifinals of the 2017 event, where she dispatched Rocio Restrepo of Colombia, 249-222. On the cusp of greatness, the younger Tabora found a familiar face as she faced regional rival Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman of Malaysia for all the marbles.But even before the title clash, Junky had a premonition of sorts with the way his daughter has performed this year. “We had a dinner and I told her that I felt we had a bit of a trend. She won bronze (in the women’s team of five) in SEA Games, and then silver (in the women’s team of four) in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Maybe, we can get gold this time because I can see that her practice runs have always been good,” he shared.Then, the pins started to fall as Krizziah confidently downed her frames against the equally motivated Malaysian foe.Though the match was tense at first, the 26-year-old Tabora gained a bit of a breathing room midway through the match as she scored strikes in frames five to nine, building a 167-133 cushion and prompting the Malaysian opponent to give her a low-five in an apparent admission of defeat as the crowd started to buzz with anticipation.Though the noise, Junky remained silent as she waited for his daughter to finish off the frames, waiting for the moment all the pins dropped before he celebrated.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? On the 10th frame, Krizziah first had a spare before closing the match with another strike to end the game, 236-191 as her father jumped in jubilation with his arms spread out, celebrating her triumph in the crowd.“I was really waiting for that moment when the ball hit the bowling pins. It was only there when I felt I could celebrate,” said Junky, as his daughter gave the Philippines its first World Cup conquest after CJ Suarez’ victory in 2003 and become the eighth Filipino Bowling World Cup winner. Tabora also joined the ranks of legends Lita dela Rosa and Bong Coo to win the plum in the women’s division, a first for the country in 38 years.Junky would have to wait a full hour before Krizziah made it out of the lanes and into his arms, giving her a tight hug to cap off what was an amazing night for the Tabora family.Though the Tabora partiarch is well aware of what this Bowling World Cup victory means, not just for Krizziah but also for the whole bowling community, he’s just hopeful that this will open the floodgates for the public to reinvigorate its interest for the sport of bowling.“With the publicity given to her accomplishment, I’m wishing that bowling will once again rise here in the Philippines,” he said.But Junky is aware that for that to happen, the burden should not solely lie on the athletes reaching for the stars, but also for the powers-that-be to provide the support the sport needs to compete on a world-class level.“It’s hard to dream. We never thought that this will happen to Krizziah. Again, all we wanted was for her to enjoy. But if I have a wish to the Lord, I’m wishing that the bowling team can win gold in the Asian Games. It’s more appealing to the ear if it’s the Philippine team and not just the individual,” he said. “But for us to do that, we need to have better facilities and ample budget. If we get that, it won’t be too far-fetched that the Philippine team gains a good finish in those tournaments.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Believing that the country’ first Olympic gold medal will likely come from the ring, Sen. Manny Pacquiao and the Philippine Sports Commission are jointly launching the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup on Saturday at Robinsons Place in General Santos City.Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division world champion who turns 39 on Sunday, will grace the inaugurals of the nationwide grassroots program with PSC Chair Butch Ramirez.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Is Pacquiao vs McGregor fake news? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In a recent press conference in Manila, Pacquiao expressed hopes that a boxer will become the first Filipino Olympic champion in the 2024 Paris Olympics, if not in the 2020 Tokyo edition.Qualifying rounds will be held from Dec. 16 to April 7, 2018 in different venues while the preliminaries are slated April 14 and 15 in Mandaluyong. The quarterfinals will be on April 21 and 22.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 folk View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) reacts after he was called for a personal foul against San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s latest move hasn’t made any of the Cavaliers screaming mad.There’s a positive change.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson When Lue informed Love of the switch, the five-time All-Star said, “good.”It’s the best thing that’s happened in days for Love, who has spent much of his four seasons in Cleveland under attack.While he struggles on the defensive end against bigger players, Love is a matchup nightmare for defenses because of his ability to play with his back to the basket and outside range. He willingly moved to center this season for Lue, who appears to be done with his “small-ball” lineup.“He felt good about it and I think offensively for him now he can post more 4s,” Lue said. “Get back to posting him more. I think it’s a good adjustment for us. Just have to see how it looks going forward.”While they’ve made an on-floor adjustment to improve, the Cavs have unresolved issues away from the court. Thompson said the team’s fractured relationships may not heal.“That’s part of life,” he said. “But at the end of the day when we’re between these lines, we got to play for one another and that’s all that matters. I don’t care if X don’t like X off the court. … As long as you’re on the court playing hard and playing for each other, that’s all that matters to me. We don’t got to talk to each other off the court. As long as we talk on the court, on the defensive end, that’s all that matters to me.”The Cavs have been at each other’s throats before.“We’ll be fine,” James said. “We’ve got to work our habits though. It’s not going to be as easy as we’d all like it to be. But at the end of the day, nothing has ever come easy to me, so I actually like what we are. I don’t like losing, I don’t like the way we’ve been losing. But I think it’s going to help us out in the long run.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img 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 “It’s not a good time right now,” Lue said. “Just see how this works first and go from there.”Monday’s clear-the-air meeting didn’t do much good as the Cavs lost in San Antonio on Tuesday. During the third quarter, Crowder ignored and walked around a fallen Love , who was helped to his feet by one of the Spurs players.Cleveland’s season is crumbling with every loss, and Lue had little choice but to do something to slow the decay. He had several other options, like benching either point guard Isaiah Thomas or struggling shooter J.R. Smith, but Lue felt the move with Crowder made most sense. Lue said Crowder, who started 43 of Cleveland’s 46 games, accepted the demotion without pushback.“Jae has been playing good the last few games and it has nothing to do with Jae,” Lue said. “He’s been great. He’s all about the right things. He’s all about the team. You hate to make these changes. Not saying it’s permanent, but he’s about the team. Went and talked to him this morning and he said, ‘Whatever is best for the team. I’m all in.’ It was a great talk with him.”Lue believes Thompson’s defensive ability will help when opponents run pick-and-rolls on the undersized Thomas, who is still finding his rhythm after missing seven months with a hip injury. On the offensive end, Thompson’s screens might free up Thomas as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Targeted by some teammates during a heated meeting this week, Love is returning to power forward after Cavs coach Tyronn Lue tweaked his lineup in hopes of reviving a team that has dropped 10 of 13 games.Lue had been resisting changes, but following Thursday’s practice he announced he’s dropping forward Jae Crowder to the second team, returning center Tristan Thompson to the starting lineup and switching Love, who was named an All-Star reserve, back to a position where he is much more comfortable.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 folkLeBron James and his teammates have been consumed in recent days by chaos, highlighted by a pre-practice meeting Monday when players aired grievances. A few targeted their frustration at Love, who went home sick from Saturday’s lopsided loss to Oklahoma City and missed Sunday’s practice.Lue said he considered other changes, but decided the Crowder-Thompson-Love maneuver is it for the moment. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBut the former national team skipper admits that leading a team as hungry as the Maroon Booters was a breeze given their collective dedication to win.“To be honest, I think it’s been quite easy coaching these boys,” said Gonzales on Thursday after they completed the title romp with a 1-0 victory over UST.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“We didn’t have any problems, or any character issues. These boys are really so good and they really deserve it,” he added. “We always tell them that winning is just a bonus. How they performed today, that’s our reward because we’ve given the sacrifices and we’ve been working together very well.”Gonzales believes that his boys fully understood what it meant to represent UP, which made his part all the more easier in this championship drive. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC With the University of the Philippines recording another perfect season this UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament, one must wonder how hard coach Anto Gonzales has been pushing his wards.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Dragic looks to summer, sees bright future in Miami Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ 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’ View comments “I think the players are just so devoted, so passionate to play for the school. I think it also comes, for me speaking from experience, I’ve been coaching UP for my nine years and mainly, my main motivation is because UP has done so much for me also. UP has helped me so much and I think these boys also feel the same way. Those who have come before us they feel the same way. UP has done great things for us and this is our way to give back,” he said.That dynamic allowed UP to give a fitting graduation to their seniors led by team captain Ian Clariño and defender Javi Bonoan, while also drawing huge contributions all season long from guys like Kintaro Miyagi and Rookie of the Year Fidel Tacardon.With the mentality set in place, the youthful mentor couldn’t help but look forward to what else this current Maroon Booters group could achieve.“I’m quite excited to see how the other players will take up the leadership responsibilities,” he said. “I think Ian and the rest of the seniors left a lasting legacy of how to lead being selfless, setting a good example, pushing players positively. This season, we had a very positive atmosphere in the training sessions. I’m looking forward to the upcoming seniors to take on the challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

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 “You all walk in here, you all see how it is in here, you all see how we vibe with each other, you all see how we vibe toward the coaches, you all see how it is,” cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. “It is no secret what’s going on here right now. Ain’t nobody going to say it because we can’t. But it ain’t no secret what’s going on and it ain’t right right now.”Ngakoue declined comment, as did safety Tashaun Gipson and cornerback A.J. Bouye.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 ChrissTheir silence spoke volumes for a team that appears to be in upheaval following a third straight lopsided loss that has seemingly derailed a season that started with Super Bowl expectations.“I don’t speak on locker room business,” linebacker Telvin Smith said. “Don’t ask me locker room questions.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “But it is who we are ’cause that’s what’s going on right now. I do believe that we will get it fixed. We have no choice but to get it fixed.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Late block helps Nuggets beat Warriors MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img The Jaguars (3-4) looked slightly more composed on the field, although the result was similar to road losses against Kansas City and Dallas.Jacksonville failed to score in the first half for the third consecutive game — the first time that’s happened in franchise history — and the defense allowed 141 yards rushing and sacked Deshaun Watson once.Blake Bortles fumbled on the third play of each half, leading to 10 points and his benching.Coach Doug Marrone said Bortles was upset with getting yanked after the second turnover — his eighth in the last three games.“We’ve got to do something,” Marrone said. “Like I said before, the one thing you do with that position, doesn’t matter the name, doesn’t matter who it is. When you make a move to get a spark, everyone goes on notice. Everyone.”ADVERTISEMENT Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles reacts after losing a fumble to the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The doors opened briefly and closed a few seconds later, but the glimpse into Jacksonville’s locker room told the story of the team’s third consecutive loss.Calais Campbell was holding back fellow defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, a carry-over from the screaming, shouting and finger pointing that ensued after a 20-7 loss to AFC South rival Houston (4-3) on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cody Kessler replaced Bortles in the third quarter and threw a touchdown pass that energized the home crowd. But Kessler also fumbled on a sack and threw an interception off T.J. Yeldon’s hands with a little more than five minutes remaining.Marrone confirmed afterward that the quarterback job is up for grabs as Jacksonville prepares to play Philadelphia in a “home game” in London next week.“It’s open,” Marrone said. “Who’s the starter at right tackle? Who’s the starter at center? Who’s the starter at receiver? Who’s the starter? Everything is open. We’ve lost three straight games and we can’t stop shooting ourselves in the foot for lack of a better expression.“We’ve got to do something, but the first thing we’ve got to do is stop turning the damn ball over. Period. That would be the positive of how we can build.”The Jaguars are minus-12 in turnover differential on the season, including minus-8 during the three-game losing streak.Most of the problems stem from an offense that’s missing its top two left tackles, its top two tight ends, two of its top three running backs, and its leading receiver from 2017. But the defense has failed to pick up the slack.“We’re a team,” Smith said. “I’m not going to point fingers. I’ll just keep the one pointed at myself, continue to make sure that I get better, continue to make sure I bring my energy, continue to make sure I bring my effort, my mentality to this team. I think the guys that continue to feed off it and grow from it.“That’s one thing we cannot do is point fingers, and I ask you all, don’t ask us to point fingers.”Campbell holding back Ngakoue in a combustible locker room showed it’s already happening privately.“Frustration’s a part of the game, and we’re emotional people and this is an emotional game,” Campbell said. “At the same time, I think these guys, this group of guys, we have a different kind of heart to us. At the same time, losing sucks, you know, especially losing three in a row. Stacking losses, that’s not who we are, that’s not what we want to be. 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first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pasaol himself said he was mulling a move to the professional ranks that early and that stand still lasted until the end of the Red Warriors’ season on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Red Warriors lost to National University, 79-71, in their final game and Pasaol said he’s still thinking of submitting his application to the PBA, whose deadline for potential rookies is on Dec. 3.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“I’m still thinking about, I still have more than a week to decide,” said Pasaol in Filipino.Pasaol still has a couple more years of collegiate eligibility if he plans to stay with UE but his consistent 20-point, 10-rebound games have seen his stock go up by each passing contest. The eerie aura of the looming PBA Draft has surrounded Alvin Pasaol ever since the middle part of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.University of the East was eliminated from Final Four contention with still several games left to spare in its schedule and the idea of Pasaol signing up for the 2018 Draft immediately sprang up.ADVERTISEMENT “If this really is my last year then I would like to thank everyone because they’ve always expected too highly of me and I always made sure that I would give my hundred percent.” LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Azkals barely escape Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 UE head coach Joe Silva said that Pasaol is a sure asset for this year’s draft class.“He’s deserves to be a first-round pick,” said Silva of his star, who put up 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four steals in what could be his final game with the Red Warriors.Although Pasaol tore the UAAP up, his team hasn’t.UE ended the season at 1-13, the worst record among the eight teams, but Pasaol didn’t mind the poor record and instead focused on the years he played wearing the school’s colors.“It’s been a roller coaster experience for me because I never imagined that this would happen to us,” said Pasaol. “I left UE fighting and the heart is still there. We went out fighting, my teammates and I left it all on the court.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgJames Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Blazers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ “Throughout the years, I’ve been preparing while playing in professional leagues and I think I’ll fit in here,” said Parks who also played in the NBA D-League with the Texas Legends and the NBA Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks.“Coach Jimmy (Alapag) and the guys in the ABL, the NBA D-League, the NBA Summer League, have prepared me well enough for this situation and the whole purpose of joining the PBA, to answer everybody’s question, is that you join the PBA when you’re ready.”Parks, 25, has a wealth of experience incomparable to his draft class, maybe even the majority of the current PBA, and his long journey from leaving NU in 2013 to joining the Draft in 2018 has made him some sort of a journeyman.“I don’t really consider myself as a rookie, it’s my first year in the league but I felt I’ve had enough experience playing professionally because people get the misconception that if you don’t play in the PBA you’re not a professional,” said Parks.“You can play in so many different leagues and be a professional and I’ve played in so many leagues, local and across Asia, so I consider myself a professional.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It was a long wait but Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is finally headed to the PBA.A stalwart since his college days at National University, Parks has eluded the PBA Draft for almost five years, but the son of late great Bobby Ray Parks Sr. said it’s now his time to jump to the Philippines’ premier basketball league.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’ve seen a lot of things, I’ve played in different leagues and I mean for me it’s time,” said Parks Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center during the PBA Draft Combine.Parks was a highly-touted prospect since he was in high school at St. Georges and then, at Melrose, both in Tennessee, and he even drew the attention of NCAA Division 1 school Georgia TechFEATURED 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 ChrissDespite the interest of such a respectable American basketball program, which produced the likes of former NBA stars Chris Bosh, Dennis Scott, Mark Price, and John Salley, Parks decided to return to the Philippines to play for National University in the UAAP wherein he won two MVPs and three Mythical Team selections during his stay from 2011 to 2013.Although a title eluded him in the UAAP, Parks was able to win an ABL championship with Alab Pilipinas and a PBA D-League Aspirant’s Cup title with Hapee. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Kevin Durant hit a key 3-pointer with 5:53 to play and finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds, while Klay Thompson scored 19 points with four 3s. Draymond Green had twoCurry has 28 3-pointers in his past three games while the Warriors made 18 or more from deep in a franchise-record fourth straight game. The 24 made 3s matched a franchise best.“The shots that Steph made were not wide-open shots,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “They’re challenged shots, and he made them.”The two-time MVP scored 23 of his points in the third quarter, hitting four 3s over the final 2:37, as the two-time defending champions rallied, taking a 110-109 lead into the fourth after Andre Iguodala’s driving finger roll and ensuing free throw.“It’s once-in-a-generation, once-in-a-lifetime talent,” said Durant, who could only shake his head in joy.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Is Gentry curious how Cousins might fit in on a star-studded roster?“Nope, not really,” he said. “He’s a great player. He’s the best player at his position in the league.”TIP-INSPelicans: Mirotic played 29 minutes after he had been limited to 17 on Monday, five days after he returned from a right ankle injury. … New Orleans has just two road wins vs. the Western Conference — Monday at the Clippers and in its season opener Oct. 17 at Houston.Warriors: Golden State is 4-0 when making 20 or more 3s. … Alfonzo McKinnie and Kevon Looney had back-to-back blocks on consecutive New Orleans shots on one possession midway through the fourth. … G Shaun Livingston had a driving baseline one-handed slam over Holiday late in the first half and scored 11 points in an 8-minute stretch. … The Warriors are 6-1 in the second game of a back-to-back this season.UP NEXTPelicans: At Portland on Friday night. New Orleans swept the Trail Blazers in the first round of last season’s playoffs.Warriors: At Clippers on Friday night. Golden State found its rhythm in the second half playing the second night of a back-to-back. The Warriors won 142-111 at Denver on Tuesday night and this was their lone day at home during a grueling 17-day stretch, with seven of eight games away from the Bay Area. Golden State won’t play at Oracle Arena again until Jan. 31.“I’m more like the director at the YMCA than I am coach. ‘You guys are shirts and you guys are skins, now go play,’” Kerr said.On Friday at the Clippers, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is scheduled to start and make his Warriors debut for his first game in nearly a year since tearing his left Achilles tendon and undergoing surgery.The Warriors were hardly as sharp initially as they were a night earlier, but it would have been tough to match that 51-point opening period at Denver.They hit 10 of their 21 in the first quarter alone Tuesday. This time, Golden State had to chip away at a 17-point first-half deficit.After also losing on Golden State’s home floor 131-121 on Oct. 31, the Pelicans have lost 10 of the last 11 and 21 of 23 to the Warriors. New Orleans also lost a 4-1 Western Conference semifinals to Golden State.“We wouldn’t have won this game a month ago. We’re at a different place now, I can feel it as a coach,” Kerr said. “We’re more connected now.”COUSINS CONNECTIONGentry, Kerr’s top assistant during the 2015 championship season, offered some helpful insight on Cousins before the Warriors signed him to a one-year contract last summer.“We had a couple good conversations and it was very helpful in terms of my approach when we did sign DeMarcus,” Kerr said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry shoots against New Orleans Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry stepped back time and again and released the ball from way back. Most of the time with at least one defender in his face, too.“It’s insane what he does,” coach Steve Kerr said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kyrie Irving calls LeBron James to apologize, ask for advice on leadership Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Curry scored 41 points with nine 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make eight or more 3s in three straight games, and the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans 147-140 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.“When you get hot like that, you really don’t see anything but the rim,” Curry said. “You just try to stay on balance and get to your spot, wherever that is. Again, these are shots I work on, I have confidence in them, I know my teammates do.”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 ChrissPelicans star Anthony Davis went down hard beneath the Warriors basket with 2:22 left but was able to walk off after a few minutes and quickly returned. Davis had 30 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in nearly 41 minutes for New Orleans, coming off a 46-point and 16-rebound gem Monday night despite starting 0 for 5 with just four points in the first quarter. Nikola Mirotic scored 29 points, Jrue Holiday added 25 points and seven assists while Elfrid Payton dished out 12 assists.The Pelicans and Warriors combined for an NBA-record 43 3s, breaking the mark by two that Sacramento and Golden State accomplished Jan. 5 at Golden 1 Center. 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