Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs Matthysse

first_imgPhilippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao poses after weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao are scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA LUMPUR — There was no beating around the bush for Manny Pacquiao as far as his plans against Lucas Matthysse on Sunday is concerned.Pacquiao said he doesn’t intend to go the distance with Matthysse, unlike 12 of his last 13 fights.ADVERTISEMENT “Our plan is to move side-to-side, throw a lot of punches and of course, if given a chance, finish the fight early,” said Pacquiao after the official weigh-in at Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre here.The 39-year-old Pacquiao won’t force anything but he is determined to finally end his knockout drought that started in March 2010 against Antonio Margarito.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’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The last opponent who didn’t last long against Pacquiao was Miguel Cotto, who was stopped 55 seconds into the 12th round.The eight-division champion is gunning for his 60th win and 12th title overall against Matthysse, who is defending his WBA welterweight title for the first time.Beating the Argentine champion, however, won’t be an easy task for Pacquiao.Matthysse possesses knockout power in either hand with the record to back it up as 36 out of 39 fights have ended in KOs.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Part of Pacquiao’s plan vs Matthysse is “to finish the fight early.” #PacquiaoMatthysse | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/tiO4pTyMBt— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 14, 2018 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Nets acquire Faried, Arthur from Nuggets ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guiao takes it easy after loss to China, gives Clarkson, team a break

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Monster game by Phelps gives Phoenix win in Abueva debut LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img MOST READ Philippines players wave to the crowd after their 82-80 loss to China in their men’s basketball game at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA—Gilas Pilipinas joined a large Filipino community for lunch on Wednesday, taking time out from the 18th Asian Games to recharge and get ready for what coach Yeng Guiao had said before will be the team’s defining game here.The Nationals hardly looked like a group that was coming off a heartbreaker at the hands of mighty China. Instead, the 82-80 loss by this hastily assembled squad pumped its confidence and gave fanned hopes of a medal finish for the Philippines in the country’s favorite sport.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil To do that, Guiao plans something different for a country that has inflicted some of the most painful basketball losses on the Philippines.“Korea has a different system and they don’t rely too much on their big men,” Guiao said. “We have to prepare for their quickness and we need to be efficient. We saw some adjustments we need to make after the China game, and we will work on that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Guiao was all praises for Jordan Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavailers standout in the NBA, who gave it his all until he cramped up in the dying minutes of the game.“What more can you ask of him? It shows he really wanted to win it for the country,” said Guiao, who gave Clarkson and the rest of the squad a break on Wednesday. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We need this (rest). I told them that they can go out, do anything, except no women,” said Guiao in jest, an obvious reference to the four Japanese players sent home by their basketball federation a couple of days back for “paying women for sex.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Westbrook, George lead Thunder past Suns for 1st win

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Oklahoma City finally broke through for the first time in five tries this season. Paul George and Russell Westbrook each scored 23 points, and the Thunder beat the Suns 117-110 on Sunday.“It feels special,” guard Dennis Schroder said. “I think we can build off of that win. We’re going to keep getting better. It was a good one tonight.”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 ChrissNerlens Noel had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Patrick Patterson added 17 points for the Thunder. Oklahoma City’s victory left the Cleveland Cavaliers, who fired coach Tyronn Lue on Sunday, as the league’s only winless team.Thunder center Steven Adams did not play after experiencing tightness in his left calf during pregame warmups, and Noel started in his place. Coach Billy Donovan was pleased with the way Noel performed in his first start. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a dunk in front of Phoenix Suns guard De’Anthony Melton (14) and forward Ryan Anderson (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder didn’t care that Phoenix had just one win this season, was playing the second game of a back-to-back and was missing its leading scorer.They just wanted to get a win.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “He did a lot of really good things,” Donovan said. “He was really, really active. He was very active defensively. He scored some points on some lobs and some rolls and he got to the free-throw line. I was really, really impressed with his defense.”Noel has started 159 of his 228 career games, so he was comfortable in the role.“Just do this on a nightly basis, just being a professional, ready for whatever is thrown at me in this position,” he said. “Steven wasn’t able to go, so I just kept the same mindset of being able to be ready, no matter what. I knew if I was coming off the bench, if I was starting, I’d play the same way. That’s about it.”Rookie Elie Okobo scored 18 points and No. 1 overall draft pick Deandre Ayton added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix. Devin Booker, who entered the day as the league’s ninth-best scorer at 27.8 points per game, sat out his second straight game with a left hamstring strain.The Thunder led 62-48 at halftime after shooting 49 percent from the field. George scored 15 points before the break, while Westbrook made just two field goals. The Thunder blew a 16-point halftime lead against Boston on Thursday, so the threat of falling apart still was there.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 Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World Series LATEST STORIEScenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Donovan said he didn’t have a timetable on a return to action for Adams, and didn’t know he wouldn’t be available until right before the start of the game.UP NEXTSuns: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.Thunder: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook hit back-to-back layups to make it 82-65 in the third. George drained a shot from just beyond half court at the third-quarter buzzer to put Oklahoma City up 96-76.“It’s one of the funnest basketball games I’ve played in since I’ve been here,” Noel said. “Guys just play so unselfish. This team is really built the right way. Guys just want to make winning plays, and everybody is going to excel when the play style is like that.”Phoenix outscored the Thunder 34-21 in the fourth quarter.“A lot of positives in the game,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “You’re not going to feel better — we lost the game. But effort was there. I think we tried, and we tried for 48 minutes.”TIP-INSSuns: G Jamal Crawford and Schroder were called for double technicals late in the third quarter. … The Suns made their first 21 free throws and went 26-for-27 overall. … G Isaiah Canaan sprained his left ankle in the first quarter and did not return.Thunder: Westbrook had been listed as questionable with right shoulder soreness. … Westbrook got a technical foul in the first quarter. … George was called for a technical in the third quarter.FREE THROWSWestbrook entered the night 1 for 11 from 3-point range and 8 for 16 from the free-throw line. He made 7 of 10 free throws and didn’t attempt a 3-pointer.ADAMS’ STATUS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Mavericks extend home streak, end skid against Hawks

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, Doncic added 24 and the Mavericks extended their home winning streak to 11 games while ending a 10-game skid against Atlanta in a 114-107 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night.J.J. Barea had 18 points before leaving with a sprained left ankle as the Mavericks finally beat the Hawks after blowing a 26-point lead in October, when Young had a strong fourth quarter in his home debut to help the Hawks rally to a 111-104 win.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 ChrissYoung matched Doncic with 24 points and added 10 assists in the second meeting between players traded for each other on draft night. Doncic went third overall to the Hawks, who sent him to Dallas while the Mavericks picked Young at No. 5 for Atlanta.“He’s a really good player and we can only hope to contain him,” Young said of Doncic, who was just 5 of 14 from the field but had his second career double-double with 10 rebounds while adding a team-high six assists. “He didn’t get too many good looks.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTHawks: At Boston on Friday.Mavericks: At Phoenix on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) gets a pat on the chest from Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan (6) near the end of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Luka Doncic can call himself even with Trae Young for now.The Dallas Mavericks can finally say their puzzling losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks is over.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Instead of wilting in the fourth quarter, the Mavericks took control with a 7-0 opening run for a 10-point lead and eventually went up by as many as 15 before the Hawks made it closer with an 11-1 run late.The home winning streak is the longest for the Mavericks since a 12-game run in 2007-08, and their most recent win over Atlanta was on Oct. 30, 2013. Dallas had won 21 of the previous 29 meetings with the Hawks before the 10-game skid.The rematch reiterated the opposite directions both teams are headed after ending the first meeting at 2-2. The Mavericks are 13-9 since then and among the current playoff teams in the rough Western Conference. The Hawks have gone 4-19.The Mavericks played most of the second half without coach Rick Carlisle, who was ejected on two quick technicals when he thought Barnes got fouled without a call. Dallas went on a 16-5 run right after the ejection.“He got them going,” said assistant Stephen Silas, who took over for Carlisle. “His energy got them going, and I tried to continue that energy with the group. They did a really good job after Rick got thrown out of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Kent Bazemore scored 22 for Atlanta, and John Collins had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.Role players got the fourth moving for Dallas, starting with Maxi Kleber on a dunk as he went on to score all seven of his points in the fourth quarter. Dorian Finney-Smith’s free throw gave Dallas its first 10-point lead, and he finished with 11 points.TIP-INSHawks: Vince Carter, Nowitzki’s former teammate also in his 21st season, got a nice ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. The 41-year-old scored his only points on a 3 in the first quarter. … Collins had nine offensive rebounds, most by a Dallas opponent this season, in his sixth double-double.Mavericks: PG Dennis Smith Jr. missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right wrist. … Doncic was 12 of 15 from the line as Dallas attempted a season-high 43 free throws. … DeAndre Jordan had his 16th double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.NO DIRK YETDirk Nowitzki was inactive after being listed as questionable for the first time as the longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery delays him from officially becoming the first NBA player with 21 seasons for one franchise. Carlisle said the designation meant the 40-year-old Nowitzki was getting closer to returning, but didn’t want to discuss his status further before the game.GETTING CHIPPYDoncic stared down Bazemore after the Atlanta guard blocked his shot before and after the first-half buzzer, ultimately sending the 19-year-old crashing to the floor. Players from both benches mingled as they headed to their locker rooms, with coaches and officials trying to keep them separated. There weren’t any scuffles, and officials looked at a replay before ruling there were no fouls.There were two double-technicals late in the fourth quarter. The first pair was called on Young and Jordan, with both appearing to plead with officials that they were having a friendly exchange. Doncic and former Maverick Justin Anderson got double techs 16 seconds later. 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Boxing, wrestling, MMA generate $97M in New York in 2 years

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Cuomo, a Democrat, said Thursday that the numbers reflect the popularity of the sports and their economic impact.The figures show two thirds of the proceeds from the events comes from ticket sales, with the rest from simulcast revenue.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 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)ALBANY, N.Y. — Sports such as mixed martial arts, boxing and wrestling have generated $97 million in New York state since lawmakers voted to legalize mixed martial arts two years ago.New figures released by the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo show the introduction of MMA led to a big bump in ticket sales, simulcast revenue and taxes. In the two years before mixed martial arts were legalized boxing, wrestling and other legal combat sports generated $32 million, compared to more than three times that amount after the state’s ban on MMA was lifted.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Column: A look back at the best (and mostly worst) in sports Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Nick Foles leads Eagles in upset of Bears

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game.Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with a field-goal attempt from 43 yards with 10 seconds remaining, silencing the raucous crowd.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 key, of course, was how the Eagles, even when they are messing up, never give up. On Parkey’s kick, several Eagles said defensive tackle Treyvon Hester touched it.“I think the big thing is, we saw some adversity tonight in the first half (and) I had a couple of turnovers,” Foles said. “I think the big thing is that no one loses faith, no one stops believing, everyone just keeps talking, keeps believing in one another, and we just rallied. Our defense really kept us in this game.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas PLAY LIST 02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas01:44SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We had a lot of fun and I love our guys to death,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said.REID’S INFLUENCEBoth head coaches, Nagy in Chicago and Doug Pederson in Philadelphia, are Andy Reid proteges. That usually means lots of passing, and each team didn’t do much on the ground, combining for 107 yards rushing.But Trubisky threw for 303 yards, going 26 of 43. Foles was 25 of 40 for 266 yards.TURNOVERSTeams rarely win when they are minus in turnover differential. The Eagles did, having two giveaways and no takeaways. Chicago led the NFL this season with 36 takeaways.MASCOT REACTIONChicago’s bear mascot had the perfect reaction to Parkey’s miss, falling flat on his back as he was kneeling behind the goalpost where Parkey’s kick failed.UP NEXTEagles: Travel to New Orleans, where they lost 48-7 during the season. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Yeah, it wasn’t very good the first time,” Pederson said. “I think we’re a different football team now than we were then.” Grizzlies GM: Chandler Parsons chose option to continue rehab in LA Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ View comments Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles needed help to get into the playoffs, and Chicago provided it.Look how the defending Super Bowl champions repaid the Bears.ADVERTISEMENT No team has repeated as Super Bowl champion since New England in 2004, and the Eagles are a sixth seed. The last sixth seed to win the NFL title was Green Bay in the 2010 season; the Packers won the NFC championship at Soldier Field that season.These Eagles, led by Foles once again replacing an injured Carson Wentz, and a defense down to backups at several positions, seem to have that magical touch like last season.It was a sizzling ending to a game marked by superior defense and several critical mistakes by the Eagles. They had to survive after Tarik Cohen, an All-Pro punt returner, took back the kickoff following Philly’s go-ahead score 35 yards. Mitchell Trubisky completed two passes to get the Bears close enough for Parkey. But his kick took a double deflection and fell harmlessly into the end zone.He was 11 of 12 in the fourth-quarter on field goals before missing the biggest kick of his career.“Obviously, we’re just hoping for a miss,” Foles said. “This was a hard-fought game. That’s an amazing team we just played against and it came down to the wire.”The Bears are 1-15 all-time in playoffs when trailing after three quarters. They fell behind when Foles connected with rookie Dallas Goedert for a 10-yard touchdown in the third period that was set up by a 33-yard pass interference call on cornerback Prince Amukamara.Although the Eagles outplayed the Bears in the first half, errors left them behind 6-3. A 15-yard personal penalty on Michael Bennett aided Chicago’s drive to a 36-yard field goal by Parkey, and a dropped potential interception in the end zone by Tre Sullivan allowed Parkey to make a 29-yarder as the half concluded.Philadelphia also had an interception by Avonte Maddox deep in Chicago territory overturned by video replay.Philly did score on its opening series of the game, a 50-yard drive to Jake Elliott’s 43-yard field goal. And again on its first possession in the third quarter as Goedert got wide open on a short post pattern behind Adrian Amos, who had an end-zone interception of Foles’ ill-advised throw in the second quarter.Parkey also made 34-yarder early in the manic final quarter. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The defending league champion Eagles (10-7) squeezed into the playoffs by beating Washington and having the Bears (12-5) help them by knocking off Minnesota in the season finale. Philadelphia thanked its benefactor with a 12-play, 60-yard drive on which Foles, the Super Bowl MVP last February, hit six passes.Tate made a reaching grab in the right side of the end zone near the goal line.“We found a way,” Tate said. “That’s playoff football right there for you. That’s why we play this game for times like now once you get to January and February.”Philly plays at New Orleans (13-3) next Sunday. Chicago’s sensational turnaround season from last place to the NFC North title is over.“We wanted to write our story and start it off,” Bears second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said. “But it does not always go the way you want it to, and that’s life, that’s football.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas for Adrien Broner fight

first_imgLouie Alas: We have to beat teams we are supposed to beat Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES The eight-division champion sparred for one last time two days ago at Wild Card Gym as he tapers off from his usual rigid workouts with the fight just around the corner.The 40-year-old Pacquiao eyes to continue his impressive showing against Broner after coming off a seventh-round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse in his previous fight last July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.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 Manny Pacquiao and members of his training team jog amid inclement weather along Los Feliz Blvd. in Los Angeles Monday morning. This is the last training day for Pacquiao’s Los Angeles training camp. The team is scheduled to leave for Las Vegas after the gym workout this afternoon. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP PromotionsManny Pacquiao has arrived in Las Vegas for fight week ahead of his title defense against Adrien Broner on Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Pacquiao, the reigning WBA welterweight champion, wrapped up his training in Los Angeles with an early morning jog despite the rainy weather before heading to Sin City.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Jeremy Miado confident he can conquer Dejdamrong anew

first_imgJeremy Miado sets the tone for Filipinos in ONE: Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino strawweight Jeremy Miado expects the same result when he fights Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in a rematch on Friday in ONE: Call to Greatness in Singapore.Miado sees himself beating Amnuaysirichoke again after knocking the Thai warrior just 84 seconds into their first fight last year.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It’s going to be an explosive contest and I expect to emerge the victor once again,” Miado said.“I have the greatest respect for Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, but I am coming for the win and I am confident I can do it again in this rematch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAmnuaysirichoke, meanwhile, vows to be a better fighter the second time around.“Jeremy Miado is a tough warrior and I can’t underestimate him. I will give a better performance in this rematch and make my fans in Singapore and Thailand proud,” the former strawweight champion said. View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Steph Curry joins Barack Obama at ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ event LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Lou Williams fires 40, leads Clippers past Thunder

first_imgThe veteran guard passed former Clipper Jamal Crawford for second in bench scoring. Williams has his sights set on Dell Curry, who owns the record of 11,147 points.“It means a lot,” Williams said. “That’s part of my legacy and what people will remember about me when I leave the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDanilo Gallinari added 34 points for the Clippers, scoring 15 in the first quarter to help them get off to a strong start. They stretched their lead to 14 points in the second and again in the third.“We went to the two-man game down the stretch because it was big for us,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “They were trapping Lou, but you can’t trap Lou when Gal is in the pick. They just played off each other really well.” Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief 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 Clippers ended the game on a 10-3 run, making all six of their final free throws. They were 9 of 16 from the foul line in the fourth.“We just hung in there and did the dirty work,” Rivers said.Neither team led by more than four over the final seven minutes.George came off the bench to hit a go-ahead 3-pointer that gave the Thunder a 99-98 lead, their first since scoring the game’s first basket.But the Clippers grabbed it right back on a basket by Gallinari. He and Williams combined to score the Clippers’ final 15 points.“We had chemistry,” Williams said. “Gal had it going early and I had it going late.”With Westbrook and George on the bench, the Thunder got within one early in the fourth on a three-point play by Abdel Nader.Westbrook returned and put up an airball and missed another jumper. But Markieff Morris hit a 3-pointer that again drew the Thunder within one.Without Westbrook and George, the Thunder closed the third with a rush. Down by 14, they outscored the Clippers 12-2 to trail 88-84 going into the fourth. Dennis Schroder and Nader hit 3-pointers in the spurt.TIP-INS Thunder: Five players had four or more fouls. … The teams split the season series 2-2. … Oklahoma City was coming off an overtime win at Portland a night earlier. … The Thunder have lost six of eight.Clippers: They last won four straight from Nov. 23-29.SCORELESS IMPACTPatrick Beverley didn’t score in the game, taking just three shots, but he led the Clippers with his defense. He helped hold George well under his 28.6 average, second-best in the NBA. “I didn’t know that he didn’t score,” Rivers said. “It just tells you his impact. He was playing so well.”George said he loves Beverley’s passion. “I like the battle, I wish it was just called right,” he said.UP NEXTThunder: Visit the Utah Jazz on Monday to end a four-game trip.Clippers: Host the Boston Celtics on Monday. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting for the Thunder before fouling out with 53 seconds left. Paul George, who finished with 15 points, had already fouled out with 3:49 to go. Steven Adams also picked up his sixth foul in the final seconds.“A lot of those guys, they play to get fouls,” Westbrook said of the Clippers. “That’s how the game is these days. It’s not playing basketball. They’re just kind of playing to get fouls to see what happens.”George attributed the Thunder’s 34 fouls to “bad officiating.”“We’re getting scratched, clawed, held, shoved, and there’s nothing for it,” he said. “The officials just get to walk out and there’s nothing that penalizes them for not officiating the game the right way.”Westbrook’s final basket, a 3-pointer, got the Thunder to 108-107. But it was their last gasp.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ LSU suspends head men’s basketball coach Will Wade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Markieff Morris, center, defends along with center Steven Adams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-110. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Lou Williams is close to etching his name in the record book as the NBA’s career leader in points off the bench.He scored 40 points, 19 in the second quarter, to help the Los Angeles Clippers hold off the foul-plagued Oklahoma City Thunder 118-110 on Friday night for their first four-game winning streak since November.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ghanaian Bank Shares its Profit with Ghanaians

first_imgAfter four months without a title sponsor, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Tuesday signed a five-year deal worth $10 million with First Capital Plus Bank for the sponsorship of the Premier League.A report in the country Daily Graphic said the deal, which was officially launched at the bank’s head office on the Spintex road, runs till 2019. Mr. John Kofi Mensah, CEO of First Capital Plus, said his outfit decided to share the bank’s profit with Ghanaians through the sponsorship of football, which is the passion of the nation.The deal will guarantee the GFA $2-million-a-year installments, in which 25 per cent of the amount each will be paid in the first and second quarters of the year with the remaining 50 per cent paid in the last quarter.The GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, thanked the bank saying “you came in at a very critical time… and the GFA will do everything to give you the exposure you deserve.”The official logo for the First Capital Plus Premier League was unveiled and the bank showed its commitment by presenting a check for $500,000 for the first installment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more