SMB rallies to edge TNT

MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Beer turned the heat up late in the game and pulled the rug on TNT, 88-76, in.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

LeBron James rallies Cleveland Cavaliers over New York Knicks

WASHINGTON, United States – LeBron James scored 23 points and reserve guard Kyle Korver added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 24-point deficit Monday, November 14 to edge the New York Knicks, 104-101. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James added 12 assists and nine rebounds for the visiting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

LeBron rallies Cavaliers over Knicks, Bucks win

WASHINGTON, D.C.: LeBron James scored 23 points and reserve guard Kyle Korver added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 24-point deficit Monday (Tuesday in Manila) to edge the New York Knicks 104-101. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James added 12 assists and nine rebounds for the visiting Cavs, who were down by two… link: LeBron rallies Cavaliers over Knicks, Bucks win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Magnolia nears PH Cup Finals, beats NLEX in Game 5

ANTIPOLO --- Magnolia moved a win away from a much-awaited trip to the Finals, turning back NLEX, 87-78, in Game 5 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals seriesSundayat Ynares Center here. Learning their lessons from their lackluster showing in Game 4, the Hotshots staged a decisive 16-4 run to open the fourth quarter, turning a slim 59-58 edge to a 75-62 avantage capped off by an Aldrech Ramos three-point play with5:59remaining. Mark Barroca led a balanced attack for Magnolia with 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists while Ramos went a rebound shy of a double-double with 15 markers and nine boards. Paul Lee also got 15 points, four assists, and three rebounds, while Ian Sang...Keep on reading: Magnolia nears PH Cup Finals, beats NLEX in Game 5.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 3 min. ago

Injured Warriors play short, don t have enough against Kings

By Janie McCauley, Associated PRess OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield made three free throws over the final 27.5 seconds, Willie Cauley-Stein had a late dunk and the Sacramento Kings won for the second time this season on Golden State's home floor, beating a Warriors team missing its top three scorers 98-93 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Hield finished with 22 points off the bench. He also had seven assists and seven rebounds. Quinn Cook scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting for Golden State, making his initial seven shots and also hitting a career-best five three-pointers after Kevin Durant was lost to a broken rib in a discouraging pregame announcement for the defending champions. Draymond Green returned from a one-game injury absence to produce 14 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Hield made one free throw with 27.5 seconds left and then two more with 13.2 seconds remaining as the Kings withstood a frantic final minute after the teams entered the final quarter tied at 75. Sacramento also won at Oracle Arena on Nov. 27 (Nov. 28, PHL time). Before the game, NBA Finals MVP Durant became the latest Warriors star to go down. Then Golden State lost reserve Omri Casspi to an ankle injury early in the game. Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on the right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list for the Warriors. An MRI exam Friday (Saturday, PHL time) revealed Durant's injury and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Durant said there's still time for the team to heal and get ready for the playoffs. He missed 18 games in 2017 before returning for the final two contests of the regular season. "No concern. I've got a couple weeks and I'm just trying to get healthy, and I'm just trying to make sure I'm out there being able to be me on the court," Durant said. "That's the most important thing. It's not great timing-wise, obviously. It's all about just feeling better when I'm out there playing." Cook scored 13 in the first quarter as the Warriors jumped out to a nice lead, but they held just a 59-57 edge at halftime. Both teams played the first of back-to-back games. TIP-INS Kings: The Kings shot 14-for-31 from three-point range and held a 47-40 rebounding advantage. ... Kosta Koufos, who had 12 rebounds, was hit with a technical early in the second. Warriors: Casspi limped off at the nine-minute mark of the second with a sprained right ankle. ... Curry missed his fourth straight game after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), while Thompson has a fractured right thumb and will be examined again next Thursday (Friday, PHL time). ... Green became the eighth player in franchise history with 500 or more blocked shots. A CHAMP'S NIGHT In a sweet pregame moment, Steve Kerr brought up Champ Pederson on Warriors special needs night to help with the pregame media session before Pederson announced the starting lineups. Champ is 30 and has Down syndrome. He has worked part-time as a finance assistant for the Warriors since last fall and is the big brother of Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. "He could be in the lineup," Kerr joked. "I could be," Pederson said, grinning, "for Steph Curry." UP NEXT Kings: At Utah on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Warriors: At Phoenix on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Princess Superal storms to 5-shot edge as Chihiro Ikeda falters

TAGAYTAY, Philippines — Princess Superal moved in the threshold of snapping a long title spell on the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour, pouncing on erstwhile lead.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Magnolia downs NLEX in Game 3, nabs 2-1 edge in semis

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Jio Jalalon and Ian Sangalang combined for 49 points and the Magnolia Hotshots repulsed the NLEX Road Warriors in Game 3, 106-99, to go up 2-1 in their best-of-7 semifinals series at the Araneta Coliseum Wednesday, March 14.  Jalalon scored 25 points on a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Smart ramps up rollout of LTE-Advanced

SMART Communications, Inc. is ramping up the deployment of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and carrier aggregation technology, as it seeks to improve mobile data services to its subscribers. “The more widespread deployment of LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation is the cutting edge of our broader effort to deliver world-class Internet service to our customers. Our ramped-up rollout of […] The post Smart ramps up rollout of LTE-Advanced appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Jalalon, Sangalang star as Magnolia beats NLEX for 2-1 lead

Magnolia drew big games from Jio Jalalon and Ian Sangalang to top NLEX, 106-99, and gain a 2-1 edge in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jalalon and Sangalang combined for 49 points for the Hotshots, who will shoot for a 3-1 lead on Friday night at Mall of Asia. "Again, it's all about the team effort and sustaining the aggressiveness and intensity. We want to carry this momentum in Game 3," said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero. "I'm thankful because our guards and big men stepped up especially Rafi (Reavis) and Ian. We're undermanned but we managed to dig deep," Victolero added. The Hotshots played minus forward Marc Pingris ...Keep on reading: Jalalon, Sangalang star as Magnolia beats NLEX for 2-1 lead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

US students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence

From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In nearly 3,000 protests nationwide, students from the elementary to college level are taking up the call in a variety of ways. Some planned roadside rallies to honor shooting victims and protest violence. Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. In Massachusetts and Georgia and Ohio, students said they'll head to the statehouse to lobby for new gun regulations. The coordinated wal...Keep on reading: US students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Aldridge powers Spurs to vital win over Magic

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard is still out, but the Spurs welcomed back the confidence and edge they needed to snap a three-game skid......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Thomas rallies Lakers past Nuggets 112-103

By Alex Vejar, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 112-103 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma each had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which trailed by as many as 13. Kuzma had only two points in the first half. The Lakers have won 3-of-4, including a 127-113 victory over LeBron James and Cleveland on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Wilson Chandler had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, which beat Los Angeles 125-116 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Jamal Murray finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. Chandler's layup with 2:21 left in the third gave Denver an 80-67 lead, but the Nuggets couldn't hold on. Thomas' three-pointer trimmed Denver's advantage to 84-83 with 9:45 to go. Thomas made two free throws with 8:24 remaining, sparking a key 9-0 run for Los Angeles. After Chandler's triple got the Nuggets within three with 2:38 remaining, Randle responded with a layup off a pass from Lonzo Ball. Thomas scored again and Randle had a big dunk to extend the lead to 108-99 with 1:09 left. TIP-INS Nuggets: Tied the Lakers at 44 in points in the paint. ... Nikola Jokic added 15 points, nine rebound and five assists. Lakers: Brook Lopez and Randle scored the first 19 points for the Lakers. Lopez finished with 17. ... Kuzma made five of Los Angeles' 15 three-pointers. UP NEXT Nuggets: Host the Detroit Pistons on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Lakers: At the Golden State Warriors on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in the second night of a back-to-back......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Iniesta’s return key for Barcelona against Chelsea

MADRID --- Andres Iniesta has a knack for great performances against Chelsea. His injury-time goal in the semifinals of the 2009 Champions League remains one of the most important of his career. And he also scored against the English club in the 2012 semifinals, even though Barcelona was eliminated that time. In the first leg of this year's encounter between the two teams, it was Iniesta who set up Lionel Messi's important away goal in a 1-1 result that gave the Spanish club an edge going into Wednesday's return match at Camp Nou Stadium. It's unclear, though, if Iniesta will get a chance to thrive against Chelsea again on Wednesday. The midfielder is nursing a hamstring ...Keep on reading: Iniesta’s return key for Barcelona against Chelsea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Quirino sets 1,000-kilometer Motorismo rally

ALL roads lead to the quaint province of Quirino for the fourth edition of the Quirino Motorismo, one of the country’s biggest motor tourism rallies, set on March 16-18. The three-day event kicks off with the Unity Camp and Ride at the Siitan River Park in Nagtipunan town which will gather some 1,500 enthusiasts for […] The post Quirino sets 1,000-kilometer Motorismo rally appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Westbrook registers 20th triple-double as Thunder edge Kings

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and notched his 20th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Trump-Kim meeting: What role should China play?

IT is remarkable that in the short space of three months, the political situation on the Korean Peninsula has moved from the edge of war into an unwonted atmosphere of hope. The mastermind behind the entire show, from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics to the coming meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, was the North [...] The post Trump-Kim meeting: What role should China play? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Marcio Lassiter, San Miguel steal semis Game 2 from Ginebra

Just like head coach Time Cone said, Ginebra indeed played better in Game 2 of the semifinals in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. It still wasn’t enough as June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, and Marcio Lassiter had all the answers from San Miguel in a gutsy 104-102 come-from-behind win in overtime on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Behind the inspired play of Prince Caperal, the Gin Kings got off to a blazing start, using a 14-4 burst to turn a four-point cushion late in the first into a 42-29 edge in the second. They kept giving their faithful many more reasons to cheer as their advantage blew up to as much as 15 in the third. Caperal’s short stab put up the crowd favorites up by nine inside the last five minutes until Fajardo’s free throws and Santos’ big-time three willed the Beermen into tying the tally at 95-all with 13.4 ticks to go in regulation. Joe Devance missed his layup to send the game into overtime and there, Caperal’s short stab fronted a 7-3 run for a 102-98 advantage with 61 seconds remaining. It was at that point that Lassiter was just always at the right place at the right time and got two free throws, an inside basket, and a lucky tip-in that proved to be the game-winner. "I think yung panalo namin is tsamba. We thought from the start na we're losing this game, but maybe because of the pride and the experience of the team, they didn't want to lose because they know the importance of this game," head coach Leo Austria said. Ginebra still had three seconds to make something happen, but Scottie Thompson lost control of the ball to preserve the win and the 2-0 series lead for San Miguel. Lassiter wound up with 25 points, six coming in the last 53 seconds, on top of eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Fajardo was brilliant all throughout with a 33-point, 19-rebound double-double. The win wouldn't have been possible, however, if not for Santos' fearless triple, part of his 11 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. "If not for Arwind, this could have been 1-1 na e," Austria said Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross also added 11 points apiece to help the Beermen win the first two games of the race-to-four semifinals series. Japeth Aguilar paced the Gin Kings with 28 points and was backstopped by Caperal's career-high 26 markers. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUEL 104 – Fajardo 33, Lassiter 25, Ross 13, Cabagnot 13, Santos 11, Ganuelas-Rosser 7, Heruela 2, Pessumal 0, Espinas 0, De Ocampo 0 GINEBRA 102 – Aguilar J. 28, Caperal 26, Devance 11, Thompson 10, Cruz 10, Tenorio 8, Mercado 7, Mariano 2. QUARTER SCORES: 25-30; 42-55; 70-73; 95-95 (Reg); 104-102 (OT). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Road Warriors play like semis mainstays, edge Hotshots in thrilling Game 1

MANILA, Philippines -- The NLEX Road Warriors showed great maturity and admirable mental toughness as first time semifinalists, upending the Magnolia Hotshot.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Lowry scores 30, Raptors end Rockets win streak at 17 games

By IAN HARRISON,  Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23 and the Toronto Raptors beat Houston 108-105 on Friday night, snapping the Rockets' 17-game winning streak. James Harden scored 40 points but the Rockets lost for the first time since Jan. 27 at New Orleans. Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors won their seventh straight in a matchup between the respective conference leaders. The Rockets shot 9 for 27 from 3-point range, matching their fewest made 3-pointers of the season. Clint Capela had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets. Chris Paul and Eric Gordon each scored 14 points, and Trevor Ariza had 13 as Houston's road winning streak ended at 10. Houston tied it at 102 on Harden's 3 with 2:10 remaining, but DeRozan restored Toronto's lead with a jump shot with 1:49 left. Paul missed a go-ahead 3 with 14 seconds to play, then fouled Lowry in the scramble for the rebound. Lowry made both, giving the Raptors a 106-102 lead with 10 seconds to go. Gordon answered with a 3, making it a one-point game. Houston fouled Valanciunas, who made a pair to put Toronto up by 3 with 5.4 seconds to go. Harden got the final shot but his deep 3 from the edge of the center court circle went short, giving the Raptors the win. Lowry connected on his first five shots and scored 13 points in the opening quarter as Toronto led 32-16. The Rockets missed eight of their first 10 field goal attempts and shot 6 for 21 in the first, missing all five 3-point attempts. It was Houston's lowest-scoring first quarter of the season and just the second time they've failed to score at least 20 points in the first. Harden scored nine points in the second but the Rockets continued to struggle from long range, making one of four 3-point shots. DeRozan had seven points for the Raptors, who led 58-43 at halftime. Houston's only lower-scoring first half this season was a 39-point effort in a Feb. 26 win at Utah. The Rockets were 1 for 12 from 3-point range before Harden drained back-to-back shots with 2:48 left in the third. Harden scored 14 in the third, overcoming nine points from Lowry, as Houston cut the deficit to 83-75 after three. TIP-INS Rockets: F Ryan Anderson (left hip) missed his sixth straight game. ... Joe Johnson returned after missing the previous two games because of an illness. ... The Rockets had 62 points in the paint. Raptors: Forward OG Anunoby (sprained right ankle) missed his fourth straight game. ... G Delon Wright (sprained right big toe) was unavailable after leaving Wednesday's win at Detroit. Wright initially suffered the injury in Tuesday's home win over Atlanta. UP NEXT Rockets: Visit Dallas on Sunday. Houston has won seven straight in the series, its third-longest streak all-time. Raptors: Visit New York on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

San Miguel vs. Ginebra again as PBA semis tip off

For the fourth time in the last five PBA conferences, it's going to be San Miguel Beer vs. Brgy. Ginebra in the PBA playoffs. The three-time defending All-Filipino champion Beermen will open the 2018 semifinals against the Gin Kings Friday at the Big Dome. The best-of-7 series is a rematch from last year's Finals, where San Miguel handily beat Ginebra in five games to capture the Perpetual trophy. It's the only series win by the Beermen over the Gin Kings in the last five conferences as Ginebra hold a 2-1 edge since the 2016 Governors' Cup. The barangay edged San Miguel in the semifinals of that conference on their way to their first title in eight years. A year later in the 2017 Governors' Cup, the Gin Kings ended the Beermen's Grand Slam hopes in the quarterfinals. Ginebra also already beat San Miguel in the 2018 Philippine Cup, scoring a close, albeit controversial, win in the elimination round without Greg Slaughter. Still, the champs remain as the overwhelming favorite in this series, featuring the top-2 players of the Philippine Cup so far in four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and one-time MVP Arwind Santos. There's also the fact that Greg Slaughter remains questionable for Ginebra. Game 1 of the best-of-7 will tip off 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Big Dome.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Whiteside, Wade carry Heat past 76ers, 108-99

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade added 16 and the Miami Heat moved a step closer to the playoffs by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 108-99 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Josh Richardson scored 13 points, Tyler Johnson had 12 and Kelly Olynyk added 10 to help the Heat stay No. 7 in the Eastern Conference and move within a game of No. 6 Philadelphia. Dario Saric had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who got 19 points from JJ Redick and 17 from Joel Embiid. Marco Belinelli added 14. It came down to the fourth — Miami shot 13-for-18, Philadelphia 7-for-22. And in the end, the Heat and 76ers split their four meetings this season. Combined score: Heat 409, 76ers 407. The Heat used 10 players — all 10 scored, all 10 had at least two rebounds, and eight of the 10 had at least two assists. Miami controlled the fourth and led by 11 with 2:01 left, before the 76ers had one last gasp. Redick was fouled by Whiteside before an inbounds pass came in, giving him one free throw. Redick added a jumper on the ensuing possession, and after a stop Belinelli connected on a three-pointer — and just like that, after six points in 37 seconds, Miami's lead was 101-96. The drama essentially ended there. Whiteside made two foul shots, and Wade slammed home a lob from Richardson with 50.6 seconds left for a nine-point edge. Embiid banked in a three from the wing to get Philly within six, but the outcome wasn't in doubt again. Miami was up 12 late in the first half, before Redick willed the 76ers right back into things. He was 3-for-3 from three-point range in the final 2:42 of the half, helping Philadelphia get within two late before Wade made a spinning jumper with one second left that sent Miami into the break with a 53-49 lead. No separation was to be had in the third quarter, either. Miami led by four early, Philadelphia led by five twice — both times after three-pointers by Belinelli — and the 76ers wound up leading 74-73 going into the fourth. TIP-INS 76ers: Robert Covington missed all 10 of his shots. In the last 50 years, only two 76ers have gone 0-for-11 in a game — one of them being Covington, on Dec. 29, 2016. The other was Evan Turner, in 2013. ... Embiid's 5-for-17 night was his second-worst shooting effort of the season. His previous low was a 4-for-16 game against Boston on Oct. 20. ... Heat: Miami's one player from Philadelphia — Dion Waiters — missed all four Heat-76ers games this season because of his ankle surgery. Waiters got his cast removed earlier this week. ... Wade is 23-4 in home games against Philadelphia. ... Whiteside made 9 of his 12 shots. SWING GAMES Double-digit leads have meant almost nothing in this Heat-76ers season series. Miami let an early 12-point lead get away Thursday (Friday, PHL time) — and that was no big deal compared to what happened in the first three matchups. Philadelphia won a game where Miami led by 24, the Heat won a game where they trailed by 13, and the 76ers had to scramble to win a game by six — after seeing a 28-point lead cut to four later. EASY FINISH The 76ers have 18 games left, and at least 13 will be against opponents who aren't in the playoff picture. They still face Brooklyn three times, New York and Atlanta twice. And they have only seven road games remaining — zero against teams with winning records. UP NEXT 76ers: At Brooklyn on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Heat: Host Washington on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018