Morris’ 88th minute goal gives US Gold Cup title

first_img“I was nervous. It was my guy that scored on the goal, so I was trying to make up for it any way that I could,” Morris said. “Obviously. I take responsibility for that. But luckily I could put one in the back of the net.”Jermaine Taylor tried to clear with a header and the ball was knocked by Clint Dempsey with a leg back to Morris. It was the fifth international goal for the 22-year-old Morris, who tied 16-year-old Canadian Alphonso Davies for the tournament lead with three goals.“That was like a dagger in the heart,” Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore said.The U.S. extended its unbeaten streak to 14 games (9-0-5) under Arena, who became the first coach to win three Gold Cup titles.“Bruce brought in a new energy,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “He just gave us a tremendous lift.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend U.S. captain Michael Bradley earned the Golden Ball at the tournament’s top player.The Americans had a chance in the 19th minute when Altidore’s swerving 30-yard shot was parried by Blake, who dived left and then beat Kellyn Acosta to the rebound at the 6-yard box. Acosta collided with Blake and appeared to kick the keeper’s right hand before Jamaica’s Damion Lowe cleared. Blake’s hand was wrapped but he couldn’t continue and was replaced by Miller four minutes later. As Blake left the field, he acknowledged the cheering fans with a wave of his left hand, then later emerged for the medal ceremony with his hand bandaged after receiving seven stitches. Nothing was broken.“It was a very unfortunate situation. What to say? Very sad situation,” Whitmore said.Altidore put the U.S. ahead with a curling shot past Miller’s outstretched right hand into the upper corner of the net just beneath the crossbar, his 39th goal in 108 appearances.Lawrence, who scored in a 1-0 semifinal win Sunday against Mexico, took another corner kick in the 75th minute moments after Alvas Powell’s shot from close range deflected off Graham Zusi — a sequence that had Howard yelling at the defense.Using a lineup with about half its regular starters — the rest are in preseason with European clubs — the U.S. reached its record 10th final. The Reggae Boyz were a surprising final opponent after they stunned Mexico in a semifinal Sunday to reach the title match for a second straight time.With 18 of 22 starters from Major League Soccer, this was a rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup semifinal won 2-1 by Jamaica at Atlanta. For the first time since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann in November, Arena kept his lineup unchanged. He inserted the 34-year-old Dempsey in the 55th minute.Chunks of turf came loose yet again at Levi’s Stadium, the $1.2 billion, 3-year-old home of the NFL San Francisco 49ers. The field has been an ongoing issue.The Americans hope for momentum built during this run as they prepare to resume World Cup qualifying. The U.S faces Costa Rica in a rematch of the Gold Cup semifinal on Sept. 1 at Harrison, New Jersey, and play four days later at Honduras. The hex concludes against Panama on Oct. 6 in Orlando, Florida, and at Trinidad and Tobago four days after.“We’re not worried one bit about World Cup qualifying today. I can promise you that,” Bradley said. “This was about a group of guys winning a trophy and that’s been the only goal.” NCAA postpones Thursday games United States players celebrate after beating Jamaica 2-1 in the Gold Cup final soccer match in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA—As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall.The U.S. resurgence is off to an impressive start since Arena returned late last year. Another CONCACAF Gold Cup crown, and now on to more important business: qualifying for next year’s World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Arena already was looking ahead.“We’re a long way from qualifying for a World Cup, and that’s the objective, for sure,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Former Stanford star Jordan Morris scored a tiebreaking goal in the 88th minute, and the United States beat Jamaica 2-1 on Wednesday night for its sixth Gold Cup title and first since 2013.Jozy Altidore’s goal on a 28-yard free kick in the 45th minute beat backup goalkeeper Dwayne Miller after Jamaica captain Andre Blake left early with a hand injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Je-Vaughn Watson tied the score when he got away from Morris for a 4-yard volley off Kemar Lawrence’s 50th-minute corner kick.Morris, who left nearby Stanford in his junior year, has won the 2015 NCAA title, the 2016 MLS championship with Seattle and now the 2017 Gold Cup. He got the breakthrough goal with a 14-yard right-footed shot after Gyasi Zardes crossed.center_img Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Return of the king: LeBron wows Manila fans anew

first_imgPolice seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay The 30-minute exhibition game at MOA capped a whirlwind day for the Cleveland Cavaliers star who had earlier presided over a workout session with Gilas Pilipinas players and select media at Kerry Sports.“I said two years ago that I was coming back, but unfortunate things happened and I wasn’t able to make it last year,” James addressed the crowd at MOA Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“There was no way I was not going to come this year to Manila. I’m really happy to be here and to celebrate the time with you guys here. I hope you guys continue to work with me. Thank you for being part of the Lebron James Tour.”James also dropped by The Tenement in Taguig where a mural honoring him was unveiled. “First of all, I’d like to apologize because I promised to be back the last time I was here and it took a long time,” said James, who last visited Manila in 2015.The exhibition game pitted the older batch of Gilas Pilipinas against the younger Gilas crew, which included the 6-foot-11, 15-year-old Kai Sotto, who showed nimble feet and a polished offensive game.Sotto played alongside Kiefer Ravena, RR Pogoy, Ray Parks, Raymond Almazan, Matthew Wright and Mike Tolomia.It also turned out to be a reunion of sorts for Gilas 2.0 members Jeff Chan, Ranidel De Ocampo, Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio, Gary David, Jayson Castro and retired national team legend Jimmy Alapag.But the array of local stars could not diminish one bit the spotlight and love Filipino fans showered on James, arguably the best —albeit also the most polarizing—player in the planet today.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Arellano, Ateneo score quick wins in PVL collegiate opener Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIEScenter_img During an earlier private training session, James also provided some inspiring messages for players and media people present.“For me, it’s all about believing in yourself; uncertainties will come to your mind but you cannot stop believing especially if you put in the work,” said James.“Sometimes you’ll feel that you’re not doing enough and if you get to that point just look at the mirror,” he added. “At the end of the day you’re the one who’ll control your destiny.” —WITH A REPORT FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETRELATED VIDEO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LeBron puts on a show for his Filipino fans anew. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRER.Just like his two previous visits to Manila, NBA star Lebron James thrilled Filipino basketball fans with a dazzling display of skill, power and athleticism in an exhibition game highlighting his “Strive For Greatness” Tour at Mall of Asia Arena.James’ five minute stint was met by cheers from an adoring throng as the three-time NBA champion and four-time Most Valuable Player scored on a wide array of powerful dunks to power Gilas Young Blood past Gilas Originals, 92-71.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

Racela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftime

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Chinese-Taipei club Attack Line welcomes Valdez, Vietnamese star 4T Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT head coach Nash Racela and Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua exchanged heated words during the halftime break of Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Racela had been complaining about the officiating especially when his team got called for five straight fouls in the duration of three minutes at the start of the second period.ADVERTISEMENT The TNT head coach’s emotions got him checked and received a technical in the second period. Racela and Chua got aggressive with each other for almost three minutes in the back of house area of the Big Dome before PBA Commissioner got in between the two. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGinebra head coach Tim Cone also pulled away Chua to help end the scuffle. Racela’s older brother Olsen, an assistant coach for Ginebra, also tried to pacify the situation after Chua had gone to the Gin Kings’ locker. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img 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 DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Lions go for the kill

first_img“I’m sticking to the brand that we are still the underdogs since we won just one game,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, who is looking for his third NCAA crown.Behind the heroics of Robert Bolick, who had nine of the last 11 points of his team, the Lions grabbed Game 1, 94-87, before a huge crowd last Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneDonald Tankoua and Davon Potts also made an impact for the Lions, combining for 42 points as they spoiled the Pirates’ perfect record.San Beda skipper Javee Mocon said their team’s experience in pressure situations remains their only edge against a Lyceum team which has depth and firepower. Pressure on for Azkals after draw vs Nepal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOn the cusp of a 10th title in 12 years, San Beda isn’t letting go of its underdog label the way Lyceum isn’t giving up on its dream of nailing a first NCAA crown.After pinning on the Pirates their first NCAA Season 93 loss in Game 1 of the title series, the Red Lions hope to come out strong and sew up the crown Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “This is the finals,” said Mocon. “This is a test of character. We would like to show everybody that although Lyceum has all the heart, we want to show that we have a bigger heart because we are champions.”The series opener followed the trend of the two elimination round meetings between the two powerhouse squads won by the Pirates. Only this time, the Lions found their stride in crunch time with Bolick doing most of the damage.But instead of sulking shortly after their first loss in 19 games, Lyceum coach Topex Robinson owned up to the defeat and vowed that his troops will be ready for war on Thursday.Robinson was particularly happy with the way the Pirates fought even after the Lions took a comfortable nine-point edge heading into the final seconds.“The players—we could have just rolled down and died,” said Robinson. “But they just wanted to fight. That’s how we always honor the game, by giving our best until that final buzzer. We’re not gonna just roll down and die.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

McCollum fuels Blazers rally past Wizards

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 LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set His contested 20-foot fadeaway gave the Blazers a 106-105 lead for good with 21 seconds left.Earlier this season, McCollum missed two of his last five free throws in a 104-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 26, and a potential game-winning jumper in a 98-97 loss to Memphis on Nov. 8.“Check the numbers,” McCollum said. “I might miss free throws every now and then, but my body of work, dating back to when I was in high school, I hit big shots. And I miss them sometimes.”Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Otto Porter added 24 points and 10 rebounds for Washington in the first game of what the team expects to be a two-week stretch without All-Star John Wall. The point guard received injections to treat left knee inflammation earlier Saturday.Beal missed a jumper to give Washington back the lead with 6.5 seconds left and a potential game-tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT “I guess there was just a little guy sitting on top of the rim knocking the ball out of there,” Beal said. “I definitely put it on my shoulders.”The Wizards led 94-77 before Portland put together a 20-7 run to close within four, and still had a seven-point lead when Markieff Morris was called for a flagrant foul with 1:32 to play.Nurkic hit one of two free throws to make it 105-99. Then McCollum hit a 3-pointer, a runner, and then the fadeaway over Porter’s outstretched arm, giving the Blazers their first lead since the first quarter.“When he sees the ball go in and he’s moving like he was moving, he’ll make anything,” Lillard said. “There’s no such thing as a bad shot at that point.”Pat Connaughton added two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining.WALL-KING GINGERLYWall, 27, received platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections earlier Saturday in the hope of reducing his knee inflammation.A team statement said the injury occurred when Wall made knee-to-knee contact with another player during a Nov. 7 loss to Dallas. Wall had previously said fluid on his knee built up after he received IV fluids to deal with illness and migraines before a win against Atlanta on Nov. 11.ONLY ONE PAIRWith Wall out, Portland’s backcourt of Lillard (25.2 points) and McCollum (21.8) is the only healthy NBA tandem with two players averaging more than 20 points. Beal (24.1) and Wall (20.3) were the other. TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Coach Terry Stotts started Lillard, McCollum, Nurkic, Connaughton and Vonleh on back-to-back nights. They hadn’t started together before Friday. … McCollum picked up his third personal foul with 8:05 left and finished the first half with two points after playing only 12 minutes. … Stotts celebrated his 60th birthday.Wizards: Tim Frazier scored seven points in the first quarter before besting his previous season high of 10 with a jumper midway through the third. He finished with 11. … Washington received two technical fouls in the third quarter.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Close a three-game East Coast trip at the New York Knicks on Monday.Wizards: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday to continue a stretch of 10 of 12 games on the road.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Spurs use stingy defense to down Hornets Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ “I have all the confidence in the world,” McCollum said. “And I can live with missing shots, and I can live with people saying that I’m not clutch. Because I know who I am. So it doesn’t faze me.”Damian Lillard led with 29 points for Portland, which trailed by 17 points early in the fourth quarter, a night after another dramatic 127-125 victory at Brooklyn on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneJusuf Nurkick had 17 points and Noah Vonleh grabbed 10 rebounds for the Blazers.But after some late misses earlier this season, it was McCollum who scored 24 of his 26 points after halftime, and 13 in the fourth quarter, while playing the last 8:53 with five fouls.center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) shoots against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr., center obscured, and center Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-105. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — C.J. McCollum shook off foul trouble and the memory of some recent late misses to prove his clutch ability again on Saturday night.McCollum scored 26 points, including seven straight during a 10-0 game-closing run, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a stunning 108-105 comeback victory over the short-handed Washington Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Arsenal, United complete swap deal for Sanchez, Mkhitaryan

first_imgMOST READ Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mkhitaryan has been a marginal figure at United in recent months, with Jesse Lingard starting ahead of him behind Lukaku. He has five goals in 39 league appearances for United, rarely completing 90 minutes.The 29-year-old Mkhitaryan has previously said his favorite team was Arsenal and his impressive technique, allied with Wenger’s naturally attacking philosophy, should make him a good fit at the London club.“He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well,” Wenger said. “I must say he’s a player who has all the attributes.”Sanchez’s debut for United could come on Friday, in the FA Cup fourth-round match at fourth-tier Yeovil.Mkhitaryan is cup-tied in that competition, so could make his debut against Swansea next week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 file photo, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park stadium in London. Alexis Sanchez is close to joining Manchester United in what is set to be a rare swap deal among two of England’s top teams that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal. Both players were pictured by British newspapers Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 entering an office in Liverpool to update their work permits. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)MANCHESTER, England — Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United on Monday in a rare swap deal among two of England’s top teams that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal.“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” said Sanchez, a former Barcelona player who had an opportunity to join United’s neighbor and fierce Premier League rival, Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Signing Sanchez is being viewed as a real statement by United, like Eric Cantona joined in 1992 and Robin van Persie — who also arrived from Arsenal — in 2012. Beating City to the Chile forward will make his arrival all the more sweet for United fans and Mourinho.“Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world,” Mourinho said. “He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player, and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige.”City came close to signing Sanchez in August and looked to be the favorite to get him this month, only to end its interest in the forward following a rival bid from United. The Premier League leader said Sanchez and his agent increased their financial demands and that it didn’t want to destabilize the team by bringing in a player who would be its highest earner.City, the league leader by 12 points, didn’t particularly need Sanchez, who had entered the final six months of his contract at Arsenal. That wasn’t necessarily the case for United.Sanchez will add some dynamism and unpredictability to a front line that already includes Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. Mourinho tried unsuccessfully to sign a winger in the last offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Real Madrid: Ronaldo face cut could have been worse Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona in July 2014 for about 30 million pounds, choosing a move to London amid interest from Liverpool.He was the top scorer in two of his three completed seasons at Emirates Stadium and helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in 2015 and ’17, quickly becoming a favorite with the fans. However, with Sanchez happy to run down his contract, Wenger accepted the need to sell his star player.Wenger rejected the theory that Sanchez was disrupting the harmony in the Arsenal team in his final months there.“He’s a very professional player who has been committed until the last minute,” Wenger said. “In training, he was practicing with full power, so I never questioned that. I never had any doubts about that.”Before Arsenal, Sanchez scored 39 goals in his three seasons at Barcelona after joining from Italian club Udinese.Mkhitaryan was substituted at halftime of his first league start for United, setting the tone for what has turned out to be a disappointing spell after arriving in English soccer for $33.5 million and with a big reputation in 2016.Mkhitaryan moved to United from Borussia Dortmund, where he was the German league player of the year, but struggled to secure a regular place in the team under Mourinho except in the first few months of this season.The Armenia international scored 23 goals and set up 32 more in his last season at Dortmund but failed to reproduce anything close to those numbers at United.With injuries affecting Mkhitaryan in his early months at United, Mourinho said the player needed time to adjust to the physicality and intensity of the Premier League.He finished last season by scoring an acrobatic goal in United’s 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm and began this season well, too, setting up five goals in his first three games. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “The chance to play in this historic stadium (Old Trafford) and to work with (United manager) Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.”The transfers of the 29-year-old players were announced simultaneously, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger saying Mkhitaryan was a “very complete player.”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“It’s a dream come true,” Mkhitaryan said, “because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal.”No financial details were disclosed, but United said Mkhitaryan was joining as “part of the deal” to bring Sanchez to Old Trafford. 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FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach

first_imgFar Eastern University head coach George Pascua said that his players did show a little bit of mercy when they beat University of the East in four sets in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “We have to explain to each other that we have to give it all especially in our future games,” added Pons as she finished with 21 points.As for Domingo, putting up 19 points and scoring off six blocks was a testament that she’s happy with her current situation with the Lady Tamaraws as they improved to 3-2 in the standings.“It’s quite challenging because I was thinking that I used to play with these girls in front of me, I was with them two years ago,” said Domingo in Filipino. “So what I did is play, do my part, and show that I am happy here in FEU.”Domingo was vital in the clutch for FEU, first denying Mary Ann Mendrez for the Lady Tamaraws’ 23-19 lead in the fourth before scoring an off-balanced kill for her team’s 24-21 match point.ADVERTISEMENT It might have been that middle blocker Celine Domingo used to don the red of the Lady Warriors, but skipper Bernadeth Pons echoed her mentor’s words.Pons admitted what they displayed in their victory over UE, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, wasn’t their best and they vow to do better in the future games.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“We all know that the way we played wasn’t in the level on what we are capable of,” said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We weren’t at one hundred percent there, coach said that it was just 60 percent.”The 0-6 Lady Warriors, who played their first game without beleaguered former head coach Francis Vicente, managed to steal the third set to prevent a sweep. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano FEU posts 2nd straight win at expense of UE Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Padda, Adamson embrace inner Wakandan in win over La Salle

first_imgView comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Of all the 13 players Adamson has in its roster, no one embodied the Wakandan spirit more than Eli Soyud.Soyud, who was the only Adamson player, who has watched Black Panther, paved the way for the Lady Falcons with 18 points as if sending a statement to her former team.“I regained the trust I have in myself, the coaches’ trust in me seemed whole because now I can help the team even better,” said Soyud in Filipino.“I’m so proud of Eli, people underestimated her but I never underestimated her,” said Padda. “She’s capable of a lot, and she’s from La Salle. It’s emotional for us because if the school, because for Adamson, this is big, we’re making history. For her, there’s an emotional connection. I wanted this win for her.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Wakanda Forever!”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics ‘so incredibly inspiring’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed That became the mantra of Adamson University when it stunned defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Head coach Air Padda, who watched the blockbuster film Black Panther the night before their Saturday match, said she saw inspiration on how women warriors protected King T’Challa of Wakanda and she wanted her own girls to embody that courage.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“There’s nothing but badass women protecting the king, they’re so badass,” said Padda Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “They’re so empowering, I wanted the girls to embody that, embrace it because we can use it.”And the Lady Falcons heeded their coach’s call as they did the “Wakanda Forever” stance almost every time they scored a point.last_img read more

NBA looking to extend global reach through eSports

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC San Sebastian sends UST to second straight loss in Filoil “And the 2K League was one of those examples where our players who are big fans of the 2K League product, our fans love the game, it is one of the best-selling sports games in the world.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum during a roundtable discussion with selected members of the Philippine media last Monday.The first Filipino to get drafted in the NBA could be someone who passionately plays the game behind a computer.Last year, the NBA ventured into eSports, a video game competition featuring professional gamers, with the announcement of the NBA 2K League where it teamed up with Take-Two Interactive, creators of “NBA 2K.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ohio native Artreyo Boyd, more popularly known as “Dimez,” was the top overall pick by Mavs Gaming. Players from Canada, UK and Germany were also drafted.“That’s the beauty of this technology and I think we’re creating these new superstar athletes, guys like Dimez the No. 1 draft pick, who’s already being called the LeBron James of eSports,” said Tatum.A preseason tournament was held and won by 76ers GC, which bagged $35,000 or approximately P1.8 million, while runner-up Blazers5 Gaming took home $25,000 (P1.3 million).Tatum said the fans and players played a major niche in the creation of the 2K League.“Our mindset, a lot of it has to do with the fans and we listen to the fans and we listen to our players and we really do try to go out and seek out input and feedback on how we can continue to improve and deliver new products and new ways to our fans,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The inaugural season tips off on May 12 with 17 out of 30 participating NBA teams joining while 102 players were selected during the draft which was even broadcasted on NBA TV and had no less than commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first pick in a recreation of sorts of how an actual NBA Draft is held.NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum is expecting the 2K League to reach new heights by each season with the possibility of countries outside of the US forming their respective teams and joining the competition as well.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“Seventeen NBA teams signed up right away. The other 13 have all said they want to do it the timing wasn’t right but I have no doubt within the next two years all NBA teams will have their own 2K League team as well,” Tatum told select Filipino media during a roundtable discussion recently at NBA Philippines headquarters in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.“Then, I think eventually, we’ll look to have teams outside of the US participating in this NBA 2K League. This to me could be a league that would truly be global in nature and maybe you have a Philippines division or China division and you could have a team from Manila playing against a team in LA,” Tatum said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Durant leads Warriors over Rockets in West finals opener

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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Houston used a 9-3 spurt, where James Harden scored five, to cut the lead to 103-96 with less than five minutes to go. But Thompson struck again, hitting a wide open 3 to leave the Warriors ahead by 10 with four minutes left.Harden scored 41 to lead the Rockets, who lost at home for the second time this postseason.“You’re not going to come in and just knock them out,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “There were too many times where we had mental lapses. We didn’t switch properly, turned the ball over and missed too many layups. We need to do a better job of staying up mentally.”Now the Rockets are left to regroup after losing their leg up in the homecourt advantage they worked all season for.“It’s nice to have home court,” D’Antoni said. “(But) we don’t have it. Now we’ve got to go get it.”Steph Curry added 18 for the Warriors, who are in the conference finals for a franchise-record fourth straight time. It’s Houston’s first trip since 2015 when Golden State won the series in five games.“I think he’s going to get even better as the series goes on, which is good for us,” Kerr said of Curry.The Warriors, who are the second seed in the West, opened a playoff series away from Oracle Arena for the first time since 2014 when they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 4-3 in the opening round.Houston struggled to slow down Durant all night, and things got even worse when Trevor Ariza picked up his fifth foul with about 10 minutes left in the third with Golden State up by 3. Durant made two baskets for the Warriors around one by Chris Paul that left the Warriors up 73-68 a couple of minutes later.“He’s one of the best scorers ever,” D’Antoni said of Durant. “I thought he was extremely good. But we can withstand that. We can’t withstand turning the ball over and giving up so many wide open 3s.” Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back But if it were up to him, he would have done even more.Durant wasn’t happy with coach Steve Kerr when he took him out in late in the third quarter and loudly asked his coach why he was putting him on the bench. Durant, who played just more than 40 minutes, was asked if he’d prefer to play the entire 48 minutes.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“Probably so,” Durant said.Kerr acknowledged that he should have left him in at that point and raved about his performance after his fourth 30-point game this postseason. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — Kevin Durant continues to deliver in the postseason for the Golden State Warriors.He scored 37 points on Monday night to lead the Warriors to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gordon added a layup for Houston after that, but Golden State scored the next six points, with a 3-pointer from Thompson, to make it 79-70 with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the third.Houston ended a scoring drought of more than two minutes with a dunk by Harden seconds later and the Warriors followed with another run, scoring six straight points to extend it to 85-72 with just more than two minutes left in the third.The Rockets rediscovered their offense after that, scoring the next eight points, powered by 3s from Gordon and Gerald Green, to get within 85-80 with about a minute left in the quarter.Durant added two free throws to close out the quarter and leave the Warriors up 87-80 entering the fourth.“Houston, they never stop,” Durant said. “They are always in the game with 3-point shots. We try to get good shots every time down and defend on the other end.”TIP-INSWarriors: Curry extended his NBA playoff record by making at least one 3-pointer in his 80th straight playoff game. … Draymond Green received a technical early in the first quarter when he pushed Harden after a shot. … Curry missed his first free throw of the playoffs in the third quarter after making all 19 attempts in the first two rounds.Rockets: Paul added 23 points and 11 rebounds. … Clint Capela had 12 points, six rebounds and two blocks. … Gordon added 15 points off the bench.THEY SAID ITDraymond Green on getting the technical so early: “I was a bit overzealous, a bit amped up, but I’d rather that any day than coming out flat.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UP NEXTAfter Game 2 the series moves to Oracle Arena for games 3 and 4 on Sunday and Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This is why anybody would want him on their team … I don’t know what you do to guard him,” Kerr said. “He can get any shot he wants.”Starting a playoff series on the road for the first time since 2014, the Warriors trailed by as many as 9 early, but had evened it up by halftime and used a big run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to pull away.“We’re in the Western Conference finals they are going to come out with a lot of energy,” Durant said. “We’re going to take that first punch and keep punching.”Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston.Eric Gordon opened the final period with a 3-pointer to get the top-seeded Rockets within 4, but Thompson scored the first eight points of a 13-4 run to make it 100-87 with about eight minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more