Perpetual girls star Solomon commits to NU

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Perpetual Biñan star spiker Alyssa Solomon has committed to playing for National University in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img NU is hoping to groom Solomon as its next star what with Jaja Santiago soon to graduate.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In a breaking report by The Volleyball Reporter, the Inquirer’s newest multiplatform volleyball resource, Solomon joined Perpetual coach Otie Camangian Tuesday in sealing the deal with NU management.The 6-foot-1 opposite thus joins the F. Jhocson crew and is scheduled to enrol on Wednesday.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’According to NU’s Athletic Director for Athletic Programs, Sheila Nisperos, the Grade 10 transferee will already be eligible to play for NU’s girls’ volleyball team in Season 80.Solomon, one of the most hotly-recruited spikers in the high school ranks, was recently picked to join the Philippine national youth team which is Singapore-bound this week for the ASEAN secondary volleyball meet. Petron blanks F2, closes in on PSL title Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View commentslast_img read more

Air Force shoots down UP

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Immediately, top Jet Spiker Iari Yongco dedicated their second win in three games to their colleagues fighting in Marawi for more than a month now.“We dedicate it to the soldiers in Marawi, we want to show them that we can also fight like them but through volleyball,” said the 6-foot Yongco, who holds the rank of Air Woman First Class.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 Lady Maroons were on even terms in the first frame and had a set point ahead of the Jet Spikers, 25-24, after racing from a 22-24 deficit.But UP soon fell in a rash of errors, including two successive by main gunner Isa Molde. Philippine Air Force encountered a brief turbulence in the first set before cruising to a 29-27, 25-16, 25-22 victory over University of the Philippines Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ “I admire them (Lady Maroons), they played good defense and often when we thought we killed the ball, they kept the ball alive,” said Yongco in Filipino.Yongco finished with 15 points, while getting a lot of help from Jocemer Tapic, Mary Ann Pantino and Joy Cases, who accounted for 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively.Diane Carlos wound up with 18 points, while Molde had 15 for UP, which absorbed its third defeat in as many games.The Jet Spikers imposed themselves with 41 attack points against 38 by the Lady Maroons through brilliant setting from veteran Wendy Semana. But it was in defense that Air Force dominated by coming up with 10 kill-blocks compared to three by UP.In the second game, Adamson hacked out a breakthrough win at the expense of Power Smashers, 25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22. It was the Lady Falcons’ first in three matches. The Power Smashers fell to 0-3.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Arellano kicks off home-and-away format, hosts dangerous San Sebastian LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:29Attacks vs UP Visayas students a ‘natural reaction’ from Duterte supporters – Palace01:40Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

Blazers hope for another post-All-Star break revival

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I mean, I think that’s in the back of our minds. We know that we’re usually a better team in the second half of the season,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said. “We can’t just go into it saying, ‘All right, we’re always good at this part of the season.’ I think mentally we have to understand how close of a race it is and that we’ve got to be sharp all the way through.”Portland is 32-26 at the break, tied for sixth in the West, which is better off than it was last season at the same point.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 folkBut the Blazers are one of five teams in the West with 26 losses. The Warriors and Houston Rockets sit comfortably atop the standings with the next eight teams jostling for position.The Blazers headed into the All-Star Game with a 123-117 victory over Golden State, snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Warriors. Lillard had 44 points, his third straight game with 39 or more and the best scoring stretch of his career. His 133 points over the last three games is the best such run in franchise history. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Struggling Hornets fire general manager amid 24-33 season Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Afterward, Lillard sounded like he was taking it upon himself to improve the Blazers’ playoff position.“Each season, it’s always a few teams that fall by the wayside and we’ve just got to make sure we’re not one of them,” he said. “As a leader, I’ve got to be the guy to lead that charge.”In 2015-16, Portland was 27-27 at the All-Star break after winning eight of nine games going into it. The Blazers finished the regular season 44-38 and in fifth place in the West. They got past the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs before falling to the Warriors in the conference semifinals.Last season, Portland lost three straight games to go into the break at 23-33. Shortly thereafter, an overtime loss at Detroit put them 11 games under .500.But in March, Portland caught fire and went 13-3, best in the NBA. Lillard was named the conference’s Player of the Month, averaging 29.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 16 games. Terry Stotts was named Coach of the Month.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Center Jusuf Nurkic, who came to Portland in a trade a handful of days before the All-Star break, went on to average 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 20 games with the Blazers. Portland was 14-5 with the 7-footer in the starting lineup.Portland made the playoffs for the fourth straight season, but fell in the opening round to the Warriors.This season, Portland is in the thick of the race. Lillard leads the team with 26.1 points per game, sixth in the league, while also averaging 6.6 assists. Backcourt teammate CJ McCollum is averaging 21.7 points, and Nurkic is at 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds.Stotts was asked just before the break whether he was happy with the team’s position.“We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. We’ve got a lot of teams out there fighting for playoff spots,” the coach said. “It’s not about where we are. It’s about where we’re headed.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, dribbles past Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The Trail Blazers have been known for their post-All-Star break revivals for the past two seasons. Those late-season rallies will no doubt be an ongoing theme in the congested Western Conference playoff race once Portland resumes the season on Friday, Feb. 23,2018 in Utah. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)PORTLAND, Ore. — The Trail Blazers have enjoyed post-All-Star break revivals the past two seasons.Those late-season rallies will no doubt be an ongoing theme in the congested Western Conference playoff race once Portland resumes play on Friday in Utah.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PFL: Ceres Negros slips past Kaya Iloilo

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sta. Lucia snaps Petron’s perfect PSL run View comments It was another heartbreaking outcome for Kaya at Panaad, where the club also suffered a semifinal exit in the inaugural PFL Finals Series last December.“Kaya is a good team and it wasn’t easy for us,” said Mike Ott, who was later named Man of the Match. “We want to play our type of football, we want to win. Sometimes, it’s just one goal, sometimes more. It depends on how we start.”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 crownThe victory augurs well for the Busmen as they brace for a tough away match against Boeung Ket of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on Wednesday in the AFC Cup.Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion Laguna picked up its first win of the campaign at the expense of Global Cebu, 2-1. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carlo Polli scored from the spot after Fitch Arboleda was fouled by Jerry Barbaso inside the area as coach Ernie Nierras’ charges bounced back from a defeat to JPV Marikina a month ago.Arboleda put Stallion in front in the first half with a left-footed effort after racing clear from the defense, but Daryl Roberts pulled Global level after heading home from close range.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ceres Negros. Photo from @AFCCup Twitter account.Brothers Manny and Mike Ott struck in the second half as Ceres Negros opened its Philippines Football League title defense with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Kaya Iloilo last Wednesday night at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Ghanaian striker Jordan Mintah gave the visitors the lead with a brilliant individual effort in the 65th minute, before Manny Ott equalized with a first-time shot to the bottom corner off a cutback from younger brother Mike, who has enjoyed a fine start to his career in the country following his move from Thailand.The Busmen completed the comeback eight minutes later as Mike scored from close range after some nice linkup by substitute Stephan Schrock and Spanish striker Bienve Maranon on the final third.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

Freddie still Manny’s guy

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames If ever he decides to part ways with Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao is going to make sure the seven-time trainer of the year will be duly informed.Pacquiao made the clarification in the wake of reports that he has relieved Roach of coaching duties for his world title fight against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 (July 14 in the United States) in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending 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 Destitute athletes find gold in Vigan games Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse,” Pacquiao tweeted Monday morning.The eight-division world champion, who will go after Matthysse’s World Boxing Association welterweight crown in the Malaysian capital, said he will make a final decision within the week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media,” said Pacquiao, who’s reportedly eyeing bosom friend Buboy Fernandez to take over Roach’s corner spot.On Saturday, Roach, who’s been Pacquiao’s trainer for over 15 years, said he got hurt that Pacquiao didn’t personally inform him about his sacking. —ROY LUARCA View commentscenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Canada ousts Philippines in Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Pogoy hit a game-high 10 points, including six straight that gave the Philippines an 18-16 edge near the final minute.The TNT swingman, however, just couldn’t get the potential game-winning long ball to go as the Philippines bows out of contention.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are sorry but we’ll try to go out and win this last game for the people,” said Philippines coach Ronnie Magsanoc, whose squad rallied from a 15-10 deficit approaching the final two minutes.With the game on the line, Canada turned to its guard Michael Linklater, who delivered the go-ahead bucket, 20-19, with three seconds left. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Linklater caused matchup problems for Gilas on the switch with the much bigger and slower Christian Standhardinger covering him. He wound up with nine points.The Philippines wraps up its campaign against Russia, which has also been eliminated with a 1-2 slate in Pool C.Canada (3-0) and Mongolia (3-1), who will finish with the two best records in Pool C, have secured their spots in the quarterfinal round.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE, Bulacan — Playing in a must win, the Philippines played its best game but still fell short in a heartbreaking 20-19 loss to Canada in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup at Philippine Arena.The Filipinos climbed out of an early hole behind the hot shooting of Roger Pogoy.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border PLAY LIST 02:11Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border00:50Trending Articles02:55Red Cross, umapela sa may ubo at lagnat na huwag nang pumunta sa Traslacion02:14Carpio 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

UP holds off NU for share of 4th spot

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines managed to hold off National University late, 89-88, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fighting Maroons followed up their 67-61 win over De La Salle and improved to a 3-3 card to tie the Green Archers in fourth place.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 Osaka pulls out of Hong Kong Open with back injury Fortunately for the Fighting Maroons, John Gallego didn’t make an early enough play as the time expired on the Bulldogs.“Well the positive way of saying it is we won by learning and I’d rather have that than learning and losing,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol. “If I have to review the game, I’ll be happy with 50 percent of it.”De Liaño’s missed free throws weren’t an isolated case as UP went 11-of-30 from the line and four of those misses happened with just 20 seconds left in the game, chances that could’ve made the game easier for the Fighting Maroons.Bright Akhuetie put up 21 points and 20 rebounds, while going 7-of-10 from the line, for UP while Juan Gomez de Liaño ended up with 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists but he went just 1-of-6 from the stripe.Javi, the older of the de Liaño brothers, had 19 points and eight boards while also making just one free throw out of four attempts.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ With the loss, the Bulldogs dropped to 1-5 and shared the eighth seed with University of the East.UP’s win, however, came after a ton of drama and a big margin of the lead getting erased in the final minute.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 Fighting Maroons held a sizeable 89-83 lead with 58.1 seconds left but brothers Dave and Shaun Ildefonso scored five unanswered points to cut the lead to just one, 89-88, with 15 seconds left.Javi Gomez de Liaño had a chance to ice the game from the stripe but he blew his chances that allowed the Bulldogs to race down the floor. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Ildefonso led the Bulldogs with 20 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Paul the apostle

first_imgWith the drop came the plummet of Zamar’s draft stock.The 2012 Draft was the year of “The Kraken.” San Miguel Beer selected June Mar Fajardo No. 1 overall in a pool that included the likes of No. 2 pick Calvin Abueva, No. 3 pick Alex Mallari, No. 4 pick Cliff Hodge and No. 9 pick Vic Manuel.While it wasn’t exactly a pool to remember, the class of 2012 had its share of talent, and Zamar was lost in the middle of all of them.“So many other players were getting picked, some whose names I didn’t even know,” said Zamar. When finally he got picked by Barangay Ginebra, just as he nearly fell over the edge of hopelessness, it wasn’t relief Zamar felt. It was the sobering thought that his road to the PBA would be a long one—he just didn’t know at that time how long it would be.The Kings were packed with guards in their roster: Ginebra had just acquired LA Tenorio. Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand were resident stars and Mike Cortez was also around.ADVERTISEMENT “I now understand the hardships our OFWs go through. They’re the real heroes,” he said. He got to bond with a lot of them with Thailand, and they eased his loneliness. “I became close with the Filipino community there.”“I cried before I left and told them someday, we’ll be together again, when it’s your turn to come home.”For Zamar though, Thailand needed to happen before he could play in the PBA. His stints there, particularly with Mono Vampire, taught him to grow up, “to be more mature,” to be responsible and prudent about his career benefits.He drove to his guesting at Sports IQ, the Inquirer’s live multiplatform sports talk show, in a modest sedan, a far cry from the often shiny rides PBA stars prefer.“It takes me from point A to point B just the same,” he said. “I’d rather save up for a house for my family, especially since my wife will give birth soon.”Basketball-wise, it taught him the value of hard work, of making sure he continued to get better. He worked on his shooting during his stint in Thailand and it was his ability to consistently hit the three ball that earned him that call that booked him a flight home.In a conference where Blackwater made the playoffs and had its best showing in franchise history, Zamar averaged a shade over 10 points per game, hitting 45 percent of his shots, including a 38 percent clip from beyond the arc. He has earned a player of the week citation and has made big shots to win games for the Elite.Now, he imparts life lessons to anyone willing to listen. Lessons he learned as he chased his PBA dream.“You will always be criticized,” he said, taking to heart what Mono teammate Patrick Sanders taught him. “It could be your father, your teammate your coach. But take those criticism to improve yourself. Because once you stop to improve as a player, that becomes you downfall.”His faith has been renewed, too, and he takes time to always pray and be thankful for the opportunities he was given, the lessons he learned which he someday hopes to pass to his future son. PVL’s star continues to shine bright Zamar displaying a picture-perfect form for Blackwater as he lives out his PBA dream.The heartache hits hardest at 3 a.m., when a sudden surge of sleeplessness startles Paul Zamar into surveying the empty spaces around him.As his eyes grow accustomed to the darkness, the reality becomes clear.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 “You realize you’re alone in your room,” said Zamar in Filipino. One by one, the emotions land blows all around him. “You miss your family. You miss your loved ones. You get homesick.”He sometimes succumbs to phone calls to his dad, San Miguel Beer assistant coach Boycie Zamar, to pour out his feelings. Maybe this was the wrong decision. Maybe he should fly back home.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 ChrissBut he always manages to reel himself back to the same steely determination that made him leave home in the first place: There is a dream. And Paul Zamar, no matter how late, believes he can make that dream come true.Zamar was a rotation guy at University in the East in the UAAP, a vital cog in teams that went to the Final Four and even the Finals of the country’s most prestigious collegiate tournament. Then the slide dreaded by those chasing a spot in the pros: UE dropped out of the Final Four race the next season and fell near the bottom the year after. LATEST STORIES Despite a relatively successful stint in the D-League, there were no call-ups. Thus, the decision to try his luck abroad.“It was a financial decision. I had just gotten married [in 2016],” said Zamar. “Plus, every year that I wasn’t getting into the PBA, fresh talents were getting added from the UAAP and NCAA.”Roster spots were getting fewer and fewer.When he flew to Thailand, he knew he’d fall out of the radar of PBA scouts, but he gambled anyway.And the right numbers came up when he rolled the dice.Zamar had a career to remember with the Mono’s sister club in Thailand, highlighted by a 52-point game and a Finals appearance in the ABL against San Miguel Beer-Alab, which finally sent Blackwater management dialing his number.Finally, he was on a flight home—for good. In between his Draft night and his first game in the PBA (against Ginebra, where before tip-off he got a congratulatory handshake and pep talk from Caguioa. “I didn’t want to let go of his hand. He’s my idol.”), was a circuitous path filled with D-League games, Thailand league matches, lost-in-translation basketball moments and wave after wave of homesickness.He was 24 when he got drafted. He was 30 when he finally got to play his first PBA game, looking like a wide-eyed rookie before tip-off. He was drafted when President Aquino was in power and played his first game under President Duterte’s rule.In between Zamar’s Draft night and his first PBA game, Fajardo had won four MVP trophies.Now, when Zamar looks back to those long Thailand days, his eyes well up until they can no longer hold back the tears. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “You should always be faithful to your dream and be faithful to God. Because God will always fulfill his promise. You never know when but his promise always prevails. And I will be a testament to that.”“Always be resilient because this world can be very cruel. If you don’t put up a fight, this world will swallow you whole. I think that’s a trait of every Pinoy. We’re all survivors. Put us in America, in the Middle East, anywhere, we will always put up a fight.“Me, I’ve always fought for my dreams—to play basketball, to play in the PBA,” Zamar said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Lakers end Anthony Davis talks over ‘outrageous’ demands

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ READ: NBA fines Anthony Davis $50000 for making public trade demandThat offer is reported to have included Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as well as two first round draft picks.However the Pelicans had requested between six and eight draft picks.“They wanted more and more and more,” the Times quoted one source familiar with the negotiations as saying. “There was no more to give… the more they wanted the more it because outrageous and unrealistic.”Davis, a 25-year-old forward who helped the United States capture 2012 London Olympic gold is the most prized player up for grabs as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline approaches.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rich Paul, Davis’s agent and James’s agent, revealed the Davis trade demand a week ago, leading to a $50,000 fine for Davis from the NBA but forcing the Pelicans’ hand, lest he play out his contract next year and leave without any compensation.ESPN reported Monday that Davis has given the Pelicans a list with a “handful” of clubs where he would sign a long-term deal after a trade, saying it includes Milwaukee and does not include Boston.The Lakers, Milwaukee, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are on the list, according to the Los Angeles Times.Bringing Davis to the Lakers to play alongside James would give the team another major two-man combination in their history of success with such duos as Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Looking for answers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with Brandon Ingram #14 during a 130-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on January 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPThe Los Angeles Lakers have withdrawn from negotiations with the New Orleans Pelicans over Anthony Davis after complaining of “outrageous” trade requests, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.The Times said the Lakers had “pulled out” of talks with the Pelicans aimed at acquiring Davis after offering multiple players and draft picks for the All-Star.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Lakers boost Anthony Davis offer as Pelicans get wishlistDavis, who announced his desire to leave New Orleans earlier this month, is reportedly keen to join the Lakers and form a partnership with LeBron James.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHowever, the Times, citing a person with knowledge of the negotiations, reported Tuesday that the Lakers had now ended discussions after growing increasingly frustrated with the Pelicans.The report said that Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson informed Pelicans general manager Dell Demps that the organization had made its best and final offer and would not add anything else. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

first_imgFILE – Jodie Meeks #20 of the Washington Wizards poses during media day at Entertainment and Sports Arena on September 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO— The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday.While with Washington last season, Meeks was suspended 25 games after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone prohibited under the NBA drug program. The suspension came a day before Game 1 of the Wizards’ first-round playoff series against Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT Meeks was traded to Milwaukee during the offseason with 19 games remaining on the suspension, then waived when the ban ended.The 31-year-old former Kentucky player has appeared in 531 regular-season games with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit, Orlando and Washington, averaging 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 22.6 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Vladimir Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View commentslast_img read more