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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Victory over Croatian giant Marin Cilic will also give him a 19th career Grand Slam title and second in three majors this year after sweeping to a fifth Australian Open in January following a six-month absence.“I was hoping to be in good shape when the grass court season came around,” said Federer who, for good measure, also pocketed back-to-back Masters at Indian Wells and Miami as well as a ninth Halle grass court crown.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’“The first three, four months were just like a dream really. So this is something I was working towards, you know, Wimbledon, to be in good shape. I’m happy it’s paying off here now.”Federer admits his form in 2017 has surprised even himself after he shut down his 2016 season to rest a knee injury in the aftermath of his brutal five-set semi-final loss at Wimbledon to Milos Raonic. He has 30 wins and just two losses this year and he has reached his 11th Wimbledon final without dropping a set.‘Unbelievably excited’Sunday’s match will be his 102nd at the tournament and his 29th final at the majors.“It makes me really happy, making history here at Wimbledon. It’s a big deal. I love this tournament,” said Federer, who has been tied with Pete Sampras on seven Wimbledon titles since beating Andy Murray in the 2012 final.“All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for number eight now, be kind of so close now at this stage, is a great feeling. “Yeah, unbelievably excited. I hope I can play one more good match. 11 finals here, all these records, it’s great. I’m so close now.”ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “It’s more straightforward, in my opinion. I think that’s nice in some ways. It’s a nice change, but it doesn’t make things easier.”Cilic is only the second Croatian man to reach the Wimbledon final after Goran Ivanisevic, his former coach, who swept to a memorable title victory in 2001.A win on Sunday would also make him the first Wimbledon champion outside of Federer, Murray, Djokovic and Nadal since Lleyton Hewitt triumphed in 2002.However, he has only won one of his last 12 matches against a top five player at the Slams, even if that was over Federer in New York three years ago.Cilic has fired 130 aces at Wimbledon this year and dropped just 10 service games.“This is Roger’s home court, the place where he feels the best and knows that he can play the best game,” said Cilic.“Obviously I’m going to look back, 12 months ago I was one point away from winning a match against him here. But it’s still a big mountain to climb.”Federer’s defeated semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych sees only one winner on Sunday.“I don’t see anything that would indicate Roger is getting older. He’s just proving his greatness in our sport,” said the Czech. This combination of pictures created on January 29, 2017 shows Switzerland’s tennis player Roger Federer holding up his 18 Grand Slam titles. 1st row, from left : Australian Open 2017, Wimbledon 2012, Australian Open 2010, Wimbledon 2009, Roland Garros 2009, US Open 2008. 2nd row, from left : US Open 2007, Wimbledon 2007, Australian Open 2007, US Open 2006, Wimbledon 2006, Australian Open 2006. 3rd row, from left : US Open 2005, Wimbledon 2005, US Open 2004, Wimbledon 2004, Australian Open 2004, Wimbledon 2003. / AFP PHOTO / STFFive years after his last Wimbledon triumph, Roger Federer can capture a record eighth All England Club title Sunday and become the tournament’s oldest men’s champion of the modern era.With his 36th birthday fast approaching, the evergreen Swiss will comfortably succeed Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1975, as Wimbledon’s most senior champion.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harden intent on winning title in wake of new deal End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet While ‘Big Four’ rivals Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal failed to even make the semi-finals, Federer has been reborn.He came into Wimbledon having radically pruned his playing schedule, skipping the entire clay court season.Wimbledon is just his seventh event of the year; 28-year-old Cilic is in his 15th.Federer, reveling in the spotlight of having played all his matches on Centre Court, has hardly been troubled on his way to the final.He has lost serve just four times and spent four and a half hours less on court than Cilic.Federer also boasts a 6-1 career record over Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion who has made his first Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt.However, Cilic’s game is made for grass and 12 months ago he led Federer by two sets to love and held three match points in an epic quarter-final which the Swiss superstar eventually claimed. ‘Roger’s home court’When Cilic won his only Slam in New York three years ago, he demolished Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals.“I don’t want to say it’s more relaxed going into it because I have a good head-to-head record against Marin, even though the matches were extremely close,” said Federer.“But it’s not like we’ve played against each other 30 times. 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first_imgBreak new ground Geje Eustaquio declared the winner. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPGeje Eustaquio’s quest for glory takes him to Indonesia as he leads two other Filipinos in action at ONE: Total Victory on September 16 at Jakarta Convention Center.The 28-year-old from Team Lakay will wage war against former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan in the main event of what promises to be an action-packed card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Hitman MMA’s Gonzales, meanwhile, will bank on his karate background as he faces off against Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu of Mongolia.Other matches announced for the card are the flyweight bout between hometown bet Stefer Rahardian against Sim Bunsrun; the heavyweight clash between Alain Ngalani of Cameroon and Hideki Sekine of Japan; Indonesian martial artist Sunoto versus 19-year-old featherweight Thai Rithy of Cambodia; Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz against Hisyam Samsudin of Malaysia in another heavyweight bout; Liberian striker Jerome S. Paye versus former Thai boxing world champion Yodsanan Sityodtong; 24-year-old Adrian Matheis of Indonesia squaring off against the debuting Phat Soda of Cambodia; and bantamweights Riski Umar and Adi Nugroho lock horns in the undercard.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settledcenter_img Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ MOST READ Eustaquio (9-5), who is fresh from his split decision victory against Anatpong Bunrad last May, seeks to continue his ascent in the flyweight rankings and inch closer to getting his shot on the gold.Akhmetov (23-1), meanwhile, is eyeing to bounce back after falling to Adriano Moraes last month and reclaim his belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlso representing the Philippines in the Jakarta card are strawweight Roy Doliguez and flyweight Ramon Gonzales.The 35-year-old Doliguez is looking to snap his three-match losing skid and once again showcase his striking prowess as he takes on former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion Yago Bryan of Brazil. ‘Nothing has improved’: Hidilyn frustrated with the state of PH weightlifting It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tabuena delivers vow, shares Resorts World golf lead Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trouble within the board started two weeks ago when a disgruntled group of seven teams headed by the three squads owned by tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan openly asked for the resignation of Narvasa.The board was split—for the first time in the league’s 42-year history—when the San Miguel Corporation teams, together with GlobalPort and Kia, threw their full support behind Narvasa.An impasse happened as both sides don’t have the required number of votes—eight—needed to unseat or name a new commissioner.The 43rd Season opens on Dec. 17, and usually by this time, formats for the three conferences have already been determined, with schedules already released and height limits of imports already set.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Those who made the trip have started scheduling trips around this Southern Californian city starting Saturday as meetings have been shelved and planning for the calendar of the coming season put on hold.A 30-strong delegation made up of representatives of San Miguel Beer, Star, Blackwater and Meralco and the Office of the Commissioner checked in at posh Hotel Sofitel along Beverly Boulevard late Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: PBA board to resolve Narvasa issue in USThis is the leanest such party recorded ever since the planning sessions abroad was first held more than a decade back, as board members have looked forward to this gathering for camaraderie and time to be with members of their respective families. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LOS ANGELES—With three members—and possibly a fourth in the chair himself—absent, what was supposed to be a critical annual planning session of the PBA’s board of governors has now become a sightseeing tour.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Barangay Ginebra’s Alfrancis Chua arrived hours before aboard a Cathay Pacific flight, while Erick Arejola of GlobalPort and Dickie Bachmann of Alaska flew in two days ago.Former chairs Pato Gregorio of TNT KaTropa and Mamerto Mondragon of Rain or Shine and Phoenix Patroleum’s Raymund Zorilla begged off from joining the bulk of the delegation aboard a Philippine Airlines 777 jet on Friday night.READ: Seven PBA governors stand firm, urge Narvasa to resignRamoncito Fernandez of NLEX, the incoming chair who will take over from Mikee Romero of GlobalPort, is supposed to come in on Nov. 14, but because of what has developed, will reportedly not be coming anymore.Representatives belonging to two warring board factions have refused to give comment on the issue plaguing Asia’s first play-for-pay league: Will commissioner Chito Narvasa get a fresh term or not?ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

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first_imgView comments Sumo wrestler Harumafuji retires over assault allegations LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set When the manager said he didn’t have access to the deposit money, Gordon “punched him in the face,” Im said.The manager was able to give part of the deposit back and Gordon left but came back with a knife and demanded the rest, Im said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSomeone intervened and Gordon left but returned a third time and was arrested, Im said. He was jailed and released on $50,000 bail.His agent, Raymond Brothers, declined to comment. Ben Gordon #8 of the Charlotte Bobcats reacts during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Bobcats 121-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Former NBA player Ben Gordon has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in Los Angeles after police said he punched an apartment manager and pulled a knife.Gordon, 34, went to a building Saturday where he had rented two apartments and demanded his security deposit from the manager, police spokesman Tony Im said Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Gordon played 11 years with the Bulls, Pistons, Hornets and Magic, averaging 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He won the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2005 as a Chicago rookie.He hasn’t played in the NBA since 2015 and his recent headlines have mostly involved running afoul of the law.He was arrested last week in New York and ticketed for allegedly driving with a forged license.In October, Gordon was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation after reportedly arguing with a woman and locking himself into a bathroom of a sports rehabilitation center that he owns in Mount Vernon, New York.Gordon, who was a standout at the University of Connecticut before going pro, told the Hartford Courant in March that he hoped to return to the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “It is tough, man,” Gordon said. “When you’ve been doing it for so long and have so much structure, without facilities, trainers, it’s a little bit harder.”Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun, who coached Gordon at Connecticut, said he spoke with Gordon about a week ago and with his mother Tuesday night.“He’s always been a great kid, but he’s going through a difficult time in his life,” Calhoun said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I know his mom and the rest of his family is supportive of him getting back in the direction we all know Ben Gordon can go.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 MAGNOLIA 78 — Barroca 14, Ramos 14, Melton 8, Sangalang 8, Pascual 7, Dela Rosa 6, Jalalon 6, Simon 6, Pingris 4, Herndon 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Gamalinda 0.BLACKWATER 72 — Belo 25, Maliksi 17, Cortez 8, Erram 6, Jose 4, Pinto 3, DiGregorio 2, Marcelo 2, Sena 2, Sumang 2, Palma 1, Cruz 0, Javier 0.Quarters: 23-13, 42-29, 61-54, 78-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Belo, however, committed a backcourt violation in the ensuing which gave Magnolia another chance to seal the game.Blackwater still got another shot after Mike DiGregorio secured a huge stop in the final 20 seconds, but Nard Pinto could not convert on his potential game-tying layup.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 folkJio Jalalon and Justin Melton iced the game at the free throw stripe in the waning seconds.“It was a very tough game,” said Chito Victolero as his side improved to 6-1. “I was worried about us being complacent so I tried to motivate my players to go hard and match the intensity of Blackwater. Although we had some lapses in the end, because of our experience and chemistry, we’re happy to pull this win off.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESMagnolia made it five in a row after escaping a late Blackwater rally, 78-72, Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Ian Sangalang drilled the go-ahead 15-footer with 55.1 seconds left give the Hotshots a  74-72 lead  and stopping the bleeding for his side after Mac Belo commandeered a 14-2 run to knot the score at 72.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mark Barroca paced the league-leading Hotshots with 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists off the bench, while Aldrech Ramos also got 14 markers on a 2-of-5 shooting from three, to go with five boards.Sangalang and Melton both finished with eight points in the game for Magnolia.Belo had a career-high-tying 25 points, six rebounds, and six steals in the loss, while Allein Maliksi got 17 markers and four boards in his first game against his former team.Blackwater remained winless for the year 2018, dropping its fourth straight loss to fall to 2-5.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Ancajas adds weight but camp not worried: ‘It’s normal’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSgt. Michael Andraychak said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. Andraychak said investigators are asking for the public’s help finding him.The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges of drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles among other charges since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in 2011 in the first round. The 49ers released him 2015 after he was arrested and charged with his third drunken driving in four years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Raiders signed him in 2015 and he played nine games for them until the NFL suspended him for substance abuse violations. The 28-year-old’s application to the NFL commissioner for reinstatement was initially denied in 2016 and is still pending. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Michigan beats Purdue to win 2nd straight Big Ten Tournament Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders’ Aldon Smith cools off during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Oakland , Calif. Police are searching for suspended Smith, who is suspected of domestic violence. San Francisco police said Sunday, March 4, 2018, that Smith fled a San Francisco home Saturday night after someone called the police to report a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)SAN FRANCISCO — Police were searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence.Someone called 911 to report a domestic violence incident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a San Francisco police spokesman said. He added Smith fled the San Francisco home before officers arrived.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

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first_imgSeattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki arrives after signing a contract to a news conference at the teams’ spring training baseball complex Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Suzuki signed a one year deal in his return to the Mariners. (AP Photo/Matt York)PEORIA, Ariz. — Ichiro Suzuki’s wish was granted. He is back in the familiar white and blue jersey of the Seattle Mariners.“Even in the offseason when I would go back to Japan, I always came back to Seattle. This was my home … has always been my home,” the 44-year-old outfielder said through a translator Wednesday after finalizing a $750,000, one-year contract. “Somewhere deep inside, I wanted to return and wear this uniform again.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours City advances to Champions League QFs despite loss to Basel It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Almost six years away, Suzuki returned to help patch an injury-depleted outfield on the team he played for from 2001-12. The 10-time All-Star can earn an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $200,000 each for 150 and each additional 50 through 350, and $250,000 for 400.Suzuki earned the 2001 AL Rookie of the Year and MVP, with the Mariners and won a pair of AL batting titles. He was traded to the New York Yankees midway through 2012, played parts of three seasons with the Yankees, then spent three seasons with Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe has a .312 average and 3,080 hits, not including the 1,278 hits he amassed in nine seasons in Japan. Suzuki appeared in 136 games last year for the Miami Marlins and hit .255 with a .318 on-base percentage.“I still have things that I want to do and I want to accomplish,” Suzuki said. “I’m really thinking about this year and what the Seattle Mariners need, what I can do to help. Everything that I’ve gained, everything that I’ve done in my career, I want to just give it all right here in Seattle.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said discussions about Suzuki’s return intensified about a week ago, when the club’s injury situation became a greater concern.“It did not take very long to put a deal together that brought Ichiro back home,” Dipoto said, adding that Suzuki’s presence will help a young outfield and veteran Dee Gordon, who is playing center field for the first time.“It’s huge for our club and our ability to step forward,” Dipoto said.Projected left fielder Ben Gamel is sidelined for at least a month with a strained oblique muscle, Right fielder Mitch Haniger is dealing with a hand injury that has limited his activity for a couple of weeks, and Guillermo Heredia is still in the final stages of recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.Suzuki underwent a physical in Seattle on Monday. His return is similar to the Mariners’ reunion with Ken Griffey Jr. in 2009 that was good for one year but had an ugly conclusion.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Seattle has significant concerns about depth in the outfield. Other options were available, including free agents Jose Bautista, Carlos Gonzalez and Jon Jay.“Bringing him in, what he can do on the field, still think he’s got plenty left in the tank there,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “What he adds in the clubhouse I think is very, very valuable.”Suzuki is slated to play left field and will need a few days of workouts and batting practice before he plays in a game, Servais said.Suzuki had 2,533 hits with the Mariners, including 262 in 2004 when he set the big league season record. His trade to New York during the 2012 season was a stunning conclusion to his time in Seattle, but gave Suzuki the chance to play in the postseason for the first time since his rookie season.Suzuki reunites with former Yankees teammates Robinson Cano and David Phelps, and he played with Gordon and Phelps in Miami. Third baseman Kyle Seager, pitcher Felix Hernandez and hitting coach Edgar Martinez were Suzuki’s teammates in Seattle before he was traded.On Wednesday, a stall in the Mariners’ spring training clubhouse awaited Suzuki, situated between journeyman outfielder Kirk Niewenhuis and starting shortstop Jean Segura. The team shop at the Peoria Sports Complex was already stocked with shirts and jerseys bearing Suzuki’s No. 51. ore merchandise was en route.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism FILE – Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat grabs a rebound against the Indiana Pacers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 10, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside regrets his comments about displeasure with his role in game last weekend against the Brooklyn Nets.“I was just frustrated,” Whiteside said after Monday’s practice, his first public comments since his rant Saturday night after not playing the final 21 minutes of a 110-109 overtime loss. “I was frustrated that we lost. I really wanted to get that game.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “It has nothing to do with the role,” Spoelstra said. “He knows exactly what’s expected of him as he continues to get back in shape. He knows what I want out of him and what his teammates want out of him. He’ll continue to work to get back in shape and we’ll get him back to where he was before he got hurt about three-and-a-half weeks ago.”Amid the Whiteside drama, there is something to perhaps celebrate on Tuesday night — the Heat can clinch their 20th playoff spot in 30 seasons with a win over Atlanta.“We’re just motivated for the playoffs,” Whiteside said. “We’ll just keep pushing. I had high expectations for this team. Earlier in the year I said this could be a 50-win team. Unfortunately I battled injuries this year, but we still got a chance to be in the playoffs.”Whiteside is one of 14 players averaging a double-double this season. He’s the second Heat player to average a double-double four consecutive seasons, joining Rony Seikaly. When Whiteside plays this season, the Heat are 27-22; when he doesn’t, they’re 14-14.Those are the positive numbers. There also are some puzzling ones.Whiteside blocked an NBA-best 3.7 shots per game two seasons ago; he’s averaging 1.7 a contest this season. His field-goal percentage will drop for the third consecutive year, and is below 50 percent when taking away his 84 dunks. He’s struggled to finish at the rim in some games, and has appeared to not have the same lift as he did in his first three Heat seasons.Whiteside also has had three stints out of the lineup because of injuries this season, missing about nine weeks with two bone bruises in his left knee and pain in his left hip.If healthy, on the floor and in form, Whiteside will play a significant role for the Heat in a playoff run.“He can help us a lot,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “Obviously he’s got to continue to get in game shape like all of us that come back from injuries because you’ve got to get confident in your body so that takes a little while, but when he’s into it, he’s one of the most dominant centers in the game.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra also addressed the comments by Miami’s 7-foot center — and highest-paid player on the roster, saying he was disappointed Whiteside elected to publicly express his frustration.“Guys want to throw a few eggs after the game or T.P. my house, that’s actually a better way to deal with it than speaking to (the media) about the frustrations,” Spoelstra said.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 crownWhiteside’s comments after the game included questioning Spoelstra’s decision to play small instead of going big.“Man, it’s annoying, you know. Why we matching up? We got one of the best centers in the league,” Whiteside said Saturday night. “Why we matching up? A lot of teams don’t have a good center.” Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments On Monday, he said he regretted his comments.“I could have handled it different,” Whiteside said, “but I was so caught up and wanted to get that win. I get real competitive. I really want to be out there, but I just trust coach’s decision.”Saturday’s game was the second for Whiteside in his return to the court after missing the previous nine games with a hip injury. He said he was pleased with how he felt after Monday’s practice.“I feel great,” Whiteside said. “We had a great practice. I’ll leave it up to the coaching staff’s hands.”Spoelstra called Whiteside’s comments “poor timing” and “poor judgement.” The coach said he has spoken to Whiteside since Saturday’s game, but insists his role is not in question despite Whiteside playing about seven minutes less than he did a year ago. He has been on the bench for a number of fourth quarters throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT Must-see Masters with Tiger Woods back among the best Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto from Fiba.basketballThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has reportedly relieved Josh Reyes of his coaching duties for the Philippine national youth team.In a story by Matthew Li of Tiebreaker Times citing sources, “there is no replacement yet for the vacant position.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After joining the Batang Gilas coaching staff in time for the Fiba U16 Asian Championship and Fiba U17 World Cup earlier this year, Reyes then took over the head coaching post from Mike Oliver in the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship.The Philippines booked a ticket to the U19 World Cup after a fourth-place finish in the Asian Championship under Reyes’ watch.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 ChrissReyes’ reported ouster came only three weeks after his father Chot stepped down as Gilas Pilipinas head coach.INQUIRER.net has reached out to SBP president Al Panlilio for comment regarding the coaching change. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ UAAP beach volleyball: UST’s Rondina, Barbon near outright finals berth Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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first_imgChicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) hangs on the rim after dunking the ball against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of a NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Chicago. The Bulls won 112-110. (AP Photo/David Banks)CHICAGO — After missing one potential winning shot in the final seconds, Zach LaVine was determined to give himself another opportunity.He made good on the second chance.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Chicago stretched the advantage to 85-74 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the third on a 3-pointer by Payne — his fifth of the quarter.The lead was 88-78 with a minute remaining in the third before Charlotte ran off 11 straight points — capped by Tony Parker’s jumper — to grab an 89-88 edge with 10 1/2 minutes to play in the fourth.After the teams traded baskets and the lead for a few minutes, the Hornets seemingly took control with a 103-98 lead with 5 1/2 left. The Bulls, though, rallied to tie it at 105 on a Payne 3-pointer with 3:34 to play.That set the stage for LaVine’s stretch drive.“I love his attack,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “I love the way he goes after the rim and gets into the paint.”CAN’T MISSLaVine actually tried to miss the second free throw with 0.5 seconds left, but his awkward line drive bounced off the rim and through. “That’s crazy, right?” he said. “I really tried to miss that. It was only point-5 seconds left, so if I would have got it off the rim, the game would have been over.”KEEP SHOOTINGPayne, starting in place of injured Kris Dunn, missed both of his shots in the first half before getting hot. “My mentality was just to keep being aggressive and Zach kept finding me,” Payne said.TIP-INS Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Cameron Payne scored all of his career-high 21 points in the second half, going 7 for 11 on 3 pointers for Chicago in the opener of the home-and-home set with the Hornets.Kemba Walker had 23 points on 5-for-14 shooting for Charlotte.“I thought we missed some open looks, but they did a great job on the defensive end,” Walker said. “They play hard. They really deserve that win.”The Bulls had a 54-53 halftime lead mainly thanks to 35 bench points. Jabari Parker had nine, and Cristiano Felicio and Chandler Hutchison had eight apiece. The trio combined to go 10 for 14 from the field. Before Wednesday, Felicio hadn’t played this season and Hutchison had a total of three points in two games.“We just did not defend well enough in the first half,” Charlotte coach James Borrego said. “That was unacceptable defense. Especially when shots aren’t falling, you got to be on your defense.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kawhi Leonard stars anew as Raptors match franchise-best start at 5-0 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LaVine made two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls their first victory of the season, 112-110 over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.With the score tied at 110, LaVine missed a jumper with seven seconds left. Charlotte called time to set up a potential winning play, but LaVine forced a turnover on the inbounds pass, giving Chicago the ball back with five seconds to play.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 ChrissHe was fouled driving to the basket to set up the winning free throws. He finished with 32 points for his fourth straight 30-point game to start the season.“I wasn’t going to miss again,” LaVine said. “They were going to have to foul me or I was going to get a dunk.” MOST READ Hornets: Borrego, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Walker each were assessed technical fouls in the first half.Bulls: F Bobby Portis injured his right knee early in the fourth quarter and did not return. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday … Dunn sprained the MCL in his left knee on Monday against Dallas and will be sidelined four to six weeks. Dunn injured the knee in the second quarter, but continued to play, finishing with nine points and seven assists before fouling out.UP NEXTHornets: Host Chicago on Friday night.Bulls: At Charlotte on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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