PH Volcanoes off to hot start in SEA Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 KUALA LUMPUR — As expected the Philippine men’s rugby 7s team opened up with an explosive start after scoring two easy wins in the Southeast Asian Games Saturday at Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Stadium, Kelana Jaya here.Champions in the sport’s maiden staging in 2015 Singapore edition, the Volcanoes drubbed Indonesia, 47-5, before demolishing Cambodia, 47-7.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate They are to face Malaysia late Saturday before taking on Singapore and Thailand on Sunday in a bid to once again sweep the competition all the way to the gold medal.Last year’s bronze medalist Lady Volcanoes weren’t as lucky as they bowed to Thailand, 32-0, in the opening match of the women’s division.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’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas McIlroy confirms he’ll return for FedEx Cup opener View commentscenter_img 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Tautuaa happy to see results as he finally lives up to potential

first_imgPBA IMAGESIt’s been two years since Moala Tautuaa first played in the PBA, but it’s just now that the former top overall pick has shown his true potential.Tautuaa put up quality numbers in limited minutes on Friday, finishing with a line of 18 points, and six rebounds in 23 minutes of play to help TNT take down Alaska, 106-98, for its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT This performance earned the praise of KaTropa head coach Nash Racela, who said that Tautuaa is finally learning the ropes of the PBA.“Mo was very efficient and that’s what we need from our players,” said Racela in Filipino Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. “We condition their minds that they’re going to play shorter minutes but with the minutes we entrust them we make sure that they’ll perform at the highest level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“And Mo was the perfect example, he had less minutes than Kelly [Williams who played 24 minutes] but he was very efficient.”Tautuaa never found his groove in the PBA in his first two seasons and was deemed unworthy of his status as the top pick in the 2015 Draft. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jarencio voices displeasure over UST’s hiring of ‘outsider’ as coach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Tautuaa never averaged more than 10 points despite having the physical traits of standing at 6-foot-8 and the leaping ability to jump over most defenders.“Finally, it’s been a long road,” said Tautuaa. “I mean, I just got to find my niche, I got to find my groove. It’s been frustrating when you’re not getting the results that you want, but I mean I’m happy because I could see my work pay off, like a progression.”Tautuaa added that he just has to remain positive and be patient with what he’s given.“I don’t want to be stuck… So I just got to continue to keep a positive mind, keep working, and just try to continue to always be better and don’t get complacent.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Wright lauds Phoenix’s conditioning in win over NLEX

first_img“Expect us to be like that,” he said after Phoenix turned a close 54-53 halftime lead to a decisive 90-73 advantage early in the fourth quarter as it cruised to its second straight win.Wright was a big reason for the conquest, going 4-of-8 from three to finish with 19 points.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 it wasn’t just him, as fellow snipers Jeff Chan and RJ Jazul also hit their marks.Wright said Phoenix’s stellar showing in the second half is a testament to the team’s conditioning. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NLEX rookie Ravena blames self for terrible game in loss to Phoenix OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We take pride in being the best in-shape team and the best conditioned team. That’s something the fans can expect from us,” he said. “We beat NLEX because they weren’t in shape in the last quarter of the game.””You could see in the second half that they were trying to keep up with the tempo. We set the pace of the game and they kept trying to keep up with the tempo, but you can see in their faces that they were very tired and we took advantage of it.”It also helps that this coincides with coach Louie Alas’ frenetic system, something which the Fil-Canadian sniper said that Phoenix is slowly learning to embrace.“It’s a given that there’s a little bit of adjustment, there’s a little bit of a buffering period. It’s a new coach, new philosophy, new offensive and defensive game plans. So we’re just trying to unlearn the things, our olds ways last year that wasn’t working. And I feel like we’re on the right track,” he said. “But we’re not satisfied just because we won.”Phoenix improved to 2-1 and will take a 10-day break before taking on Rain or Shine next Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFiring from all cylinders and quick to react on defense: that’s the kind of game Matthew Wright expects Phoenix to play this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.And on Sunday, the Fuel Masters gave everyone a glimpse on how deadly they could be, dealing NLEX with a 102-95 victory after a superb showing in the second half.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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

Rhanzelle Yong solid in debut for Zark’s-Lyceum

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blazers hope for another post-All-Star break revival For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The 6-2 forward had a solid game for the Jawbreakers in their 91-85 loss to CEU, finishing with with nine points and five assists outing in 20 minutes of play before fouling out with three minutes remaining in the game.Yong, who is nephew of Magnolia slotman Ian Sangalang, had to take over with Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu limited due to an ankle sprain sustained in the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m OK. I’m happy with how we competed even though we were missing some of our key players like Mike and (MJ) Ayaay,” said Yong.Putting the nightmares of the ACL injuries which sidelined him over the past two years behind, the Kapampangan stalwart is excited for this new beginning with a familiar face in Topex Robinson guiding him anew. NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates PLAY LIST 02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates00:50Trending Articles02:06Lyceum Pirates on being NCAA ‘dark horse’: We always want to better ourselves02:14Carpio 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 “I’ve known coach Topex for a long time and it’s great here because we’re like a family,” he said as they continue their partnership forged in San Sebastian to now in Lyceum. “The players here are disciplined and I’m just excited to play with them.”Yong is using the opportunity in the developmental league to get into top shape for the upcoming NCAA season.“We’ll continue working hard in our D-League games so that I can recover. I’m also looking at this as my preparation for the NCAA because that’s my priority. Hopefully, I can continue to play,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s been almost two years since Rhanzelle Yong was last seen playing in a competitive setting.But on Tuesday, the 22-year-old finally made his way back to the hard court, suiting up for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Heated duel

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Beermen survived the loss of its two stars by leaning heavily on Renaldo Balkman in a 99-94 victory over the TNT KaTropa in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special at Mall of Asia Arena.Renaldo Balkman had 43 points, 15 rebounds, six blocks, and four assists as the Beermen notched their fourth win in five games after opening the tournament with three straight losses.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“This was a badly needed win and thankfully we were able to survive TNT,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “They (the KaTropa) know the importance of this game and they want to kick us out because if we’re out of the playoffs, the other teams will have a chance to win the championship.”The Beermen lost stars Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter due to heated confrontations during the game. Lassiter and TNT star Terrence Romeo exchanged words and were slapped with technicals while Santos got into a loose ball scuffle with TNT workhorse Anthony Semerad. Romeo and Semerad were also ejected. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Maraño pleads for understanding, asks nat’l teammates to tune out noise 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 Harsh words spoken, elbows thrown and four players ejected. The rivalry between two flagship franchises heated up, with San Miguel emerging from the scrap victorious.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments Meanwhile, a little challenge by coach Caloy Garcia snapped Rain or Shine out of its defensive slump as the Elasto Painters holstered hot-shooting Phoenix marksman Jeff Chan’s guns to nip the Fuel Masters, 108-106, in the earlier game.“Jeff and Eugene Phelps were torching us in the first half,” Garcia said. “I told them that they should be ashamed of themselves if we’re going to get beaten up by just two players.”After cooling Chan and Phelps, the Painters found their own groove and slowly inched their way from 19 points down before James Yap knocked down a floater in the lane and a three-pointer that change the game’s direction halfway through the fourth.The win put Rain or Shine back on top with a 9-1 card as it moved closer to a twice-to-beat bonus in the playoffs.Chan, who was traded to Phoenix from Rain or Shine last season, sizzled with 23 of his 26 points in the first half, including seven threes that helped the Fuel Masters speed ahead early.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Sterling shines as City beats Arsenal in Emery’s 1st game

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos falls down in front of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Pep Guardiola hopes to convince Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City for a long time.The 23-year-old England forward scored his 50th Premier League goal as the champions began their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sterling has two years left to run on the five-year deal signed when he moved to City from Liverpool in July 2015.“We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay,” Guardiola said. “We’ll do our effort to make him feel we count on him. And we count on him. We arrived after a difficult season and I told him I want to help him and would like him to be happy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“In the end, the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen. But he knows, and his agent knows, we like him and want him a lot.”Sterling’s finishing has been in the spotlight — it is almost three years since he scored for England — and he marked his goal after just 14 minutes with a cupped ear celebration at the Emirates Stadium. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “There’s been a lot of talking,” Sterling told broadcaster Sky Sports. “It’s just one of those things I get judged on. I’ve got to keep improving and getting more goals.”Bernardo Silva struck in the second half as City exposed the size of the task facing new Arsenal manager Unai Emery. This was Arsenal’s first Premier League game since 1996 not being led by Arsene Wenger, who left the north London club in May.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Football team tries to learn from Michigan State scandal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Guiao feels Korea has no one to defend Clarkson in quarters

first_imgJAKARTA—Three days removed from a loss to China, Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao is growing confident after every practice, not because of the talent in the team, but because of the cohesion his players are achieving.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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Faced with far tougher foes, SEAG gold medalist Tabal won’t be ‘wanting in fight’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Korea has waylaid its first three foes by an average of 35 points, hitting 15 triples against Thailand two days ago to highlight its talent from afar.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments “The way they are playing and developing cohesion, I think things are even this time going into the game against South Korea,” Guiao said after practice on Friday at GSMB gym here as the Nationals try to get to their sharpest form and deal with a country that has inflicted some of the most painful losses in Philippine basketball history.Guiao also said that the presence of Jordan Clarkson alone has redefined how the other countries are taking Gilas here, most especially after narrowly losing to China, 82-80, last Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We weren’t as efficient as we wanted to be against China,” Guiao said. “It was, after all, Jordan’s first game since the NBA Finals with Cleveland. So we’re expecting a little more efficiency in the Korea game.”Guiao said that Saturday and Sunday will be spent plotting defensive schemes how to cover naturalized Korean center Ricardo Ratliffe. “The [coaching] staff will discuss on whether to double team him or give him single coverage.” LATEST STORIES “We take a big gamble doubling him because he opens up the outside gunners,” Guiao said.That quarterfinal match happens Monday at Gelora Bung Karno’s Basketball Hall at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. in Manila) and the Philippines will have to take the first step in scaling not just the Great Wall, but the veritable Mount Everest if the Filipinos are to win gold.“Size-wise, we are almost the same,” he added. “Ratliffe is better and stronger than any of our big men, but I don’t think they (Koreans) have an answer for Jordan Clarkson. It’s up for us to maximize that.”Should the Philippines survive Korea, it is likely that the next enemy will be many-time Asian champion Iran in the Final Four before getting another shot at the 7-foot-2 Zhou Qi and the Chinese for the gold medal.The Koreans, to whom Guiao lost to while handling a different PH team in the Fiba Asia Championship in Tianjin, China, in 2009, swept their first three classification round matches as expected and are the deadliest in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

NU gets UAAP badminton five-peat after another perfect season

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Utah Jazz will keep guard Mitchell for 2019-20 campaign Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 LATEST STORIES National University became the most successful men’s badminton program after capturing their fifth straight championship Friday in the Season 81 tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Ros Lee Pedrosa carved out a 21-17, 21-14 win over JM Bernardo in the opening singles before Minuluan bested Michael Clemente, 21-12, 21-14, in the second singles to put NU ahead.Alvin Morada and Alem Palmares then sealed the title for the Bulldogs by beating Betong Pineda and Harvey Tungul, 21-15, 21-17, in the first doubles.Morada and Palmares, also in their final year in NU, are previous MVP winners.Kyle Legaspi, who carried UP to its second straight Finals appearance by winning the deciding singles in their step-ladder duel with Ateneo, was named the Rookie of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Bulldogs capped another perfect season with a 3-0 romp of University of the Philippines in Game 3 of the Finals, extending their streak to 43 ties dating back from 2014.“We have a great team bonding. This is our final year so I really pushed to get the our goal of five-peat. This win is for NU,” said Mike Minuluan, one of the five graduating players who claimed the season MVP honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We just helped each other. It’s all about teamwork,” he added.The Bulldogs have won six championships overall in the last seven seasons. View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Cavs’ Kevin Love still weeks from return to court after surgery

first_imgAt 8-32, they have the NBA’s worst record and lost nine straight games going into Tuesday’s matchup with Indiana. Cleveland has lost its last five home games by at least 20 points — a league record — and a slew of injuries has made things tougher.This isn’t the season the Cavs expected after signing Love to a four-year, $120 million contract extension after LeBron James left as a free agent.“It’s a big setback, not in my career, but as far as our team goes,” he said. “It’s just tough when you have several players out, veterans out and some of your top players that give you so much on both sides of the ball. I would just hope to come back, whether it be right before All-Star break, after All-Star break, just get things to start trending in the right direction and give the fans and this organization some hope for better times that are going to be here.”Love’s injury could complicate things if the Cavaliers intend to trade him.As he leaned on a wall inside the training facility, Love smiled when reminded that the trade deadline is approaching. His name has been linked to numerous deals almost since the day he arrived in 2014. He doesn’t expect that to change.“We’ll see. If not, we will wait until summer,” Love said of a possible trade. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve said all along I’ve wanted to be here. I’ve said this too, it’s a business. We saw that last year at the deadline. I had never seen so many guys traded from a team really ever. I had seen, playing six years in Minnesota and now this being my fifth year here, I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Think every trade deadline, draft, free agency, always brings something new.“It’s always different. I would love to be here. Would just love to get through a whole season healthy just because I’ve had nagging things that have taken time and been a little bit unlucky, but I would like to play ball here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Love was recently cleared to accelerate his rehab, but he isn’t sure when he’ll play and suggested he could be out until after February’s All-Star break.“I don’t know,” he said when asked for a timeframe on his return. “It’s really tough for me to say because I don’t know how my foot is going to respond. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLove has begun shooting and been “up on the toes a little bit” but not running. He’s listening to his doctors and his body.“I don’t know when I’ll be able to go one-on-one, two-on-two, three-on-three, but I think that’s all part of the next few weeks I’d say,” he said. View comments Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Rafael Nadal says ‘no pain’ after Sydney tie as Slam looms Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 19: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 19, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s comeback has been slow and steady. The Cleveland Cavaliers need it to speed up.Love said Monday that he’s still weeks away from doing any significant on-court work as the five-time All-Star forward recovers from left foot surgery that has sidelined him nearly all season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The 30-year-old played in just four games before undergoing surgery to have cartilage removed and fluid drained from around his left big toe. He got hurt in Cleveland’s exhibition opener and tried to play through the pain before it got tough for him to walk.Following the surgery, the Cavs initially thought Love might be back by the end of December, and he had targeted mid-January as a possible return. However, it now appears he could be out until February.One thing is certain: Love has no intention of sitting out the season.“That’s never really been the thought process — at least for me,” said Love, who recently visited his surgeon in New York. “I want to play. I want to be out there with those guys. I feel like I would be letting my teammates down, and letting (coach) L.D. (Larry Drew) and the coaching staff down if I didn’t get out there and play and get out there and play as soon as I could — so long as I’m healthy.”The Cavaliers need him badly.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Indonesia is ready to host the Olympics,” Madang told The Associated Press. “What we need now is support from all the Indonesian people and the international community.”Widodo, who is campaigning for re-election, made a surprise announcement of plans to bid for the 2032 games after the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang co-hosted the 18th Asian Games in August, and the process has gathered momentum. The Olympics have never been held in Southeast Asia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThere were doubts Indonesia could successfully host the Asian Games, an event involving more than 10,000 athletes, but its reasonably smooth execution was praised by the IOC, paving the way for a tilt at even bigger sports events.India is planning to bid for the 2032 games and North and South Korea have confirmed an intention to launch a joint bid. Australia and Russia have also expressed interest. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. (Photo by Arief Bagus / AFP)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation.Muddai Madang said letters from President Joko Widodo and the national Olympic committee were delivered to the International Olympic Committee’s president in Lausanne last week by Indonesia’s ambassador to Switzerland.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Tiger Woods, Novak Djokovic, Lindsey Vonn win Laureus World Sports Awards Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Problems with the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, a developing country that like Indonesia suffers endemic corruption, may count against the chances of the Indonesian bid.By some estimates it cost Brazil about $20 billion to host the Olympics, the kind of bill that is likely to raise objections in Indonesia, despite projections it will be among the world’s 10 biggest economies by 2030 with a population nearing 300 million.Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Olympics. Paris and Los Angeles have already been selected to host the following two games, in 2024 and 2028, respectively.___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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more