Kelly wary of ‘legend’ Boku in return fight to ONE

first_imgTara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stint His loss against Jadambaa was his second straight, third overall, and going up against Boku is a task Kelly does not take lightly.“Well I hope I can do my best against Boku, I’ve prepared for him well,” said Kelly who doesn’t train under one stable. “I want to prove that even though there are younger fighters than I am I can still proudly represent the Philippines in MMA.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Eric Kelly talks to the media at his hotel room ahead of his ONE Championship fight against Kotetsu Boku on Saturday at Cotai Arena.MACAU—Eric Kelly has built himself an impressive mixed martial arts resume going 12-3 in his professional career and is often regarded as one of the most experienced Filipino fighters.And yet there is still someone who’s more seasoned than the 35-year-old from Baguio City.ADVERTISEMENT 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Kotetsu Boku is five years Kelly’s senior and has done what the Filipino hasn’tand that is to win the ONE World featherweight title.“Boku’s a legend, he’s a veteran fighter so come Saturday I’ll be wary of him,” said Kelly in Filipino Thursday at his hotel room in Holiday Inn. “Boku is a skillful fighter, but with his age he might tire faster than me.”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’“We all know that when you age, you get winded quicker unlike those younger fighters and I think my training regimen in Baguio will give me the advantage in stamina against Boku.”Kelly, though, has been dormant for the past year after losing Narantungalag Jadambaa and he’s eager to erase his previous disappointments once he takes on Boku (25-11-2). MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Just over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site

first_imgTOKYO — Tokyo’s main Olympic stadium is starting to take shape as structures of what will become spectator stands are being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson With its completion deadline just over two years away, work is intense.Olympic Minister Shunichi Suzuki, during a visit to the site Tuesday, said the construction is proceeding as scheduled, praising the workflow efficiency. He said all possible technology must be mobilized to finish by the November 2019 deadline. Suzuki, however, cautioned that workers should not stockpile overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSuzuki cited the suicide earlier this year of a worker linked to overwork, or “karoshi,” and addressed the concerns about the working environment at the project.The stadium delay was part of Japan’s troubled Olympics preparations, underscoring a widespread lack of cost-control. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img LATEST STORIES At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View commentslast_img read more

Tyler Tio makes up for lost time, debuts with a splash for Ateneo

first_imgWinning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo guard Tyler Tio had to sit out Season 79 due to his citizenship, and when Season 80 started he had to wait once again as his bum ankle wouldn’t allow him to play.So when he finally got the chance to hit the floor on Wednesday, the Canadian-born guard released his pent-up frustrations.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games medal-winning PH sepak takraw team treated to hearty lunchcenter_img Tio was perfect from the field going 6-for-6 en route to 14 points in just 11 minutes as he helped Ateneo flatten University of the Philippines, 92-71, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I was excited to play but I wasn’t thinking that I had to score this amount of points, I just wanted to make sure that I played correctly,” said Tio, who had 10 points in the fourth quarter alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 5-foot-11 guard wasn’t able to play in Season 79 as he couldn’t secure a Philippine passport in time and was considered as a foreigner.Ateneo had Nigerian Chibueze Ikeh in the roster and the UAAP allows just one foreigner per roster. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Tio, despite his hot shooting, said he still needs to adjust to playing in the UAAP and it just so happened he had the stroke against the Fighting Maroons.“I won’t say I already grasp the UAAP but at that moment I was feeling good so I had the confidence to shoot,” said Tio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Azkals lose Ott to injury

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Pacquiao a thundering hit in China Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippines suffered another blow in its bid for 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification after top midfielder Manny Ott was ruled out for the next two games due to a knee injury.Already missing key players, including Misagh Bahadoran, Amani Aguinaldo and Javier Patiño, the Azkals saw the injured list grow on Thursday in training camp in Doha, Qatar, where Ott sustained a medial cruciate ligament injury that will sideline the Ceres-Negros star for six weeks.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES Ott, who suffered the injury after a collision with Harry Foll in training, will miss the crucial match against Yemen on Tuesday and will most likely be unavailable for the duel with Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “It’s unfortunate that I can’t be there for the team,” said Ott. “I have to focus on recovery now as there are still important matches ahead.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Got the news from the doc in Qatar that I’ll be out for 6 weeks with an MCL ⛑ #comebackstronger pic.twitter.com/5LFkgt6HIZ— Manny Ott (@MannyOtt) October 6, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smoglast_img read more

Chua willing to help UST Tigers ‘in any way,’ but not as coach

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “My boss is always willing to help especially if it’s a sport program. He’ll be quick to lend support once he sees the plan.”Chua added that members of UST’s alumni relations talked to him during the UAAP season if he can lend a hand to the Growling Tigers, but no formal negotiations have taken place between Chua and the school.But the UST alum added that he won’t be returning to coaching despite how tumultuous the situation in España.UST still doesn’t have a head coach after Boy Sablan’s exit, but rumors say De La Salle mentor Aldin Ayo will switch from the green-and-white to the black-and-gold.No matter what happens, though, it will never be Chua at helm. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Will I coach again? I haven’t coach for a while and I don’t even have a plan to return here in the PBA,” said Chua who coached Pop Cola, Tanduay, Sta. Lucia, and Ginebra. “Coaching’s hard because there are only two kinds of coaches, the ones who are fired and the ones who will get fired.”“For sure, I won’t coach UST but I’m willing to help in any way. If UST needs our help, why not? That’s where I came from, it hurts that it’s in this situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alfrancis Chua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas may just get a major boost, if former Glowing Goldy Alfrancis Chua gets his way.Chua, the sports director of San Miguel Corporation, said he’s “willing to help” his alma mater rise from the dirge it got itself into in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT “I am willing to help, whatever contribution I can give I will give as long as we can hear that ‘Go USTe!’ chant once more,” said Chua in Filipino Wednesday at Okada Manila after the press conference for the 43rd season of the PBA.“Now you won’t even hear the ‘Go USTe!’ chant.”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 folkChua said the funding will come from the coffers of San Miguel Corporation with CEO Ramon Ang willing to lend support for the Growling Tigers, a team that finished 1-13 in Season 80.“With my boss RSA, if I talk to him to help my alma mater, he’ll help for sure,” said Chua who handles all three San Miguel teams in the PBA and Petron in the Philippine Super Liga. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments ABL: Alab falters late, falls to HK Eastern anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Lee says Magnolia has to go through Ginebra to win PBA title

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Losing its fifth straight Manila Clasico, Paul Lee admitted that Ginebra is indeed the biggest thorn in Magnolia’s side.“Maybe, they’re really one of the humps that we need to overcome for us to get to the championship,” Lee said after the Hotshots fell to the Gin Kings, 78-89 at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT For the better part of the last three seasons or since coach Tim Cone transferred to Ginebra, it has always been the Gin Kings, who prevail, including the last three Christmas Day duels.And the Monday tiff was no different as Magnolia struggled to get its offense going with the stingy Ginebra defense in full bloom, forcing the Hotshots to shoot a woeful 36 percent clip and an undesirable 18 percent shooting from beyond the arc.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 folkIt also doesn’t help that the Gin Kings dominated the boards, 56-46, including 16 offensive rebounds that led to 21 second chance points.Lee, however, doesn’t want to dwell on the defeat, but rather, he is taking this as a lesson for Magnolia to become a better team. Timberwolves beat Lakers for first Christmas win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We need to look at the video to see where we lacked on. It’s better if we see it all together so we can improve on that as a team,” he said.“Every game, we need to give our best. We can’t put Ginebra as the only team we want to beat because we might get beaten by the other teams. We need to prepare for every team, especially the contenders,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:50Trending 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 View commentslast_img read more

Lady Chiefs forge strong start to title defense; undermanned Lady Stags open campaign with win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Arellano head coach Obet Javier said he wanted his team to make a strong statement at the onset.“Every time I meet with the players I always tell them that in Season 92, we were the champions, and that’s okay, but this year we have to defend this,” said Javier. “If we worked hard [last season], this Season 93, we have to push through even harder.”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 folkSan Sebastian also got off to an impressive start despite a depleted lineup and hacked out a 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College.The Lady Stags, who began life without three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones, played just seven of their eight players but showed a lot of resiliency. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dangie Encarnacion scored on back-to-back check balls that sent San Sebastian to match point at 24-16 before Daurene Santos finished it all off with an ace.San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb said Soltones’ graduation should push the remaining members of the team to come out of their shells.“I always tell them that with Grethcel gone they should be able to stand on their own feet,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.“When Grethcel was still here, the offense went through her for like 70 percent of the time so the players would tend to sit back instead of stepping up. Now that Grethcel’s gone, maybe they will start performing better.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES NCAA Ladies Volleyball Mary Anne Esguerra of Arellano U misses the ball off Mapua’s Nicole Frando , at the Filoil arena . INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZArellano University launched a strong start to its title defense in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after dismantling Mapua in straight sets, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Regine Arocha led Arellano with 12 points while Andrea Marzan added nine as the Lady Chiefs overwhelmed the Lady Cardinals all game.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Marcial assures Nat’l 5 support, forms ‘trade body’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Giant killer: Blackwater drops upset axe on San Miguel

first_imgMOST READ Mike DiGregorio pumped 26 points on a 5-of-9 outside shooting and collected five assists and three rebounds, while JP Erram tallied a double-double with 24 markers, 18 boards, four blocks, and three assists.Allein Maliksi chipped in 11 points, eight dimes, and six boards as Blackwater improved its record to 3-5.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“With three more games, I think we have a good chance to make it to the playoffs. This win could motivate us more and hopefully, the good Lord will continue to bless us in the coming games,” said coach Leo Isaac.The Elite also drew huge contributions from rookie Emil Palma, who got six of his eight markers in the fourth quarter. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano ousts JRU, returns to NCAA volleyball Finals The Beermen dropped their second loss in three outings to slide to 6-2, and share the first place with Magnolia and Alaska.Arwind Santos led the way for San Miguel with 22 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks, while Chris Ross flirted with a triple-double with 20 markers, nine boards, and seven dimes.Four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo was limited to just 12 points on a paltry 3-of-11 shooting, while also hauling down 13 rebounds as he played through an injured right elbow.The Scores:BLACKWATER 106 — DiGregorio 26, Erram 24, Maliksi 11, Sena 10, Palma 8, Jose 6, Marcelo 6, Cortez 5, Cruz 5, Pinto 5, Neypes 0, Sumang 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak PBA IMAGESBlackwater caught another big fish, this time slaying defending three-time champion San Miguel, 106-96, Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome.The Elite were blistering from beyond the arc and went 13-of-25 from three to snapped their four-game losing skid and grab their first victory since toppling Ginebra last January 12.ADVERTISEMENT SAN MIGUEL 96 — Santos 22, Ross 20, Lassiter 13, Fajardo 12, Lanete 9, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Heruela 8, Agovida 2, Semerad 2, De Ocampo 0, Mamaril 0, Pessumal 0.Quarters: 20-27, 43-45, 72-69, 106-96.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Thomas has solid debut but Lakers fall to Mavericks

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Warriors rout Spurs to give Kerr 250th win Dirk Nowitzki had a season-high 22 points, Harrison Barnes added 21 and the last-place Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Lakers 130-123 on Saturday night.Thomas finished with 22 points and already looks like a better fit in coach Luke Walton’s offense following the deadline deal that brought him from the Cavaliers, who acquired him last summer in the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics.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“Obviously we couldn’t run a ton of stuff because he has been with us for one day, but he was good,” Walton said. “You can see his competitive spirit come out a little bit. He was scrapping and knocking down shots.”Thomas’ first half with the Lakers was his highest-scoring half of the season, a team-high 16 points. Thomas, who was part of a four-player deal at the trading deadline that also brought Channing Frye, missed the first 36 games recovering from a hip injury. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Julius Randle had 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Lakers, and Brandon Ingram scored 22 points. Kyle Kuzma had 12 points and 15 rebounds.Dallas’ Dwight Powell scored 19 , two shy of his career high. J.J. Barea had 10 points and nine assists.Thomas entered the game midway through the first quarter to a noticeable ovation from the usually solid number of Lakers fans in the Dallas crowd. He hit a 3 from the left wing on his first LA possession and was 4 of 7 from long range before halftime.TIP-INSLakers: G Lonzo Ball missed his 13th straight game with a sore left knee. … Thomas got a flagrant foul in the second half when he pulled Kyle Collinsworth down by the shoulders when the Dallas guard was going up for a dunk. … Brook Lopez had 16 points, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 14. … The Lakers matched a season high with 16 3-pointers.Mavericks: F Josh McRoberts was waived. He played in two games after spending the first 37 games on the inactive list with a left foot injury. He was acquired with a second-round pick and cash for center A.J. Hammons last summer. … McDermott, who came from the Knicks in a three-team trade, scored his first Dallas points on a breakaway dunk soon after entering the game in the first quarter.THOMAS’ ROLEThe persistent question for Walton will be whether and when Thomas becomes a starter.“They’ve been playing well. I don’t want to mess anything up, and I told him that,” Thomas said after the morning shootaround. “Yes, I would love to be a starter. I’ve feel like I’ve earned that and deserve that. At the same time, it’s a new chapter for me. I’m here to help this team.”Said Walton, “For tonight, we’re going to look for him to kind of bring us a lot of scoring off the bench and help that lead that group. And then we’re going to see how tomorrow looks and the next day. It doesn’t matter down the road right now.”DALLAS WIt was the first Dallas-LA meeting since the Lakers ended the Mavericks’ 14-game winning streak against the storied franchise. The previous longest streak for Dallas was three games. It was just the fifth win of 2018 for the Mavs, who ended 2017 on a season-best four-game winning streak.UP NEXTLakers: At New Orleans on Wednesday. LATEST STORIES Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) loses the ball as he drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell (11) during an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Isaiah Thomas used his crossover dribble to create an open 3-pointer that helped his new team build a double-digit lead in the first half.The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t stay in front in the diminutive guard’s debut following his ill-fated stint in Cleveland. Still, there was plenty of evidence that Thomas can be the scorer he was in Boston.ADVERTISEMENT “I like the pace of this team,” he said. “I like the energy the guys bring. Coach did the best job he could to put me in position to play to my strengths with only knowing a couple plays.”Doug McDermott had eight points in his Dallas debut following a deadline deal that brought him from New York and was part of a youthful closing lineup that outscored the Lakers 13-5 in the final 3:09.Nowitzki, Barnes and starting guard Wesley Matthews all sat in the last three minutes, and rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. put Dallas ahead for good at 119-118 on a layup. Smith finished with 14 points, and the Mavericks had a season high in points.Thomas was out there late for the Lakers, who had a season-best, four-game winning streak stopped for the third time in a month.“I love winning, you know that,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who used a young lineup that struggled late in a loss at the LA Clippers with a chance to win five nights earlier. “The Clipper game was not good. Tonight was obviously much better.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Mavericks: At Houston on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare topples Zark’s-Lyceum in OT

first_imgPBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare played superb basketball in the overtime period but needed one lucky break to stun Zark’s Burger-Lyceum, 107-106, Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Trevis Jackson nailed the game-clinching foul shot for the Coffee Lovers with 0.9 seconds remaining after the Jawbreakers were charged for a technical foul for calling excessive timeouts as Jaycee Marcelino tried to sue for time following Aris Dionisio’s miss.ADVERTISEMENT Marcelino had a chance to avenge himself in the endgame, but his desperation shot in the extra period just rolled out of the ring.“We’re happy that Trevis was able to shoot that free throw,” said coach Jinino Manansala.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJackson embodied the role of a hero for Gamboa-St. Clare as he was responsible for forcing the overtime period after he drilled the huge trey with 9.5 seconds left in regulation that knotted the score at 93.The Fil-Am guard finished with 29 points on a 6-of-11 shooting from downtown, six rebounds, and four assists to help the Coffee Lovers rise to 4-3. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Dionisio tallied a double-double of 25 markers, 10 boards, and four blocks, while Mohammed Pare got 23 points, 18 rebounds, four steals, and three blocks for Gamboa-St. Clare, which survived despite squandering a five-point lead, 106-101, in the final minute of overtime.CJ Perez poured seven of his 20 points in extra time to tie the score at 106 with 9.5 ticks left before Marcelino’s endgame boo-boo.He also had seven rebounds and eight assists, but his efforts couldn’t halt Zark’s-Lyceum’s third straight defeat to fall to 4-4.Mike Nzeusseu also had 20 markers and 12 rebounds, while Spencer Pretta went 4-of-8 from threes to notch 17 points.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 107 — Jackson 29, Dionisio 25, Pare 23, Bitoon 10, Acuno 4, Rebugio 4, Rubio 4, Alcober 3, Fontanilla 3, Ambuludto 2, Hallare 0.ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 106 — Nzeusseu 20, Perez 20, Pretta 17, Ayaay 15, Ibañez 7, Caduyac 6, Jc. Marcelino 6, Santos 6, Jv. Marcelino 4, Tansingco 3, Serrano 2, Baltazar 0, Yong 0.Quarters: 22-33, 50-53, 67-69, 93-93, 107-106.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UST nears upset of Adamson, takes Game 1 of UAAP softball Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more