TNT taps Glen Rice Jr. as new import

first_imgGlen Rice Jr. AP FILE PHOTOMotivated to bounce back from its runner-up finish last conference, TNT has brought on former Washington Wizard Glen Rice Jr. as its new import for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The 6-foot-4 forward is set to beef up a depleted KaTropa crew with key players suiting up for Gilas Pilipinas in various international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Rice, 26, is the son of NBA legend Glen Rice and last played in the NBA D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the 2014-15 season, where he averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.8 steals in 23 games.The former Georgia Institute of Technology standout will replace Michael Craig, after the burly import suited up for three games with TNT.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’Craig averaged 21.7 points, 16.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists in his time with the team.Rice will suit up for TNT on Sunday when it faces Rain or Shine. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbatecenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Letran withstands San Sebastian in OT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 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 respitelast_img read more

Kobe Paras relishes representing Philippines

first_img“I’m really happy because I was telling ever since that I want to play five-on-five. I was given the chance and I really made the most of it. I just hope that I made the Filipinos proud,” he said.The younger Paras now embarks on a new journey with Cal State Northridge as he reboots his collegiate career in the United States.“When I go to the States, it’s strictly business. It’s not like here that I’m fighting for our country. There, I’ll play for myself and the future,” he said. “I love my teammates, I love everyone, and I can’t wait to get back there.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA: Blackwater blasts Kia Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The younger Paras said he’s honored to have achieved something his dad has also done.“It feels good. When we won against Indonesia, my dad called me right away and joked that we both won gold. It just feels good that I was able to do something he has done at this age,” the young prodigy said.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’Kobe and Benjie were both 19 when they won the gold in the biennial meet, making the parallelism more interesting for the father-and-son tandem.The 6-foot-6 swingman, though, is just glad to finally have the opportunity to don the national colors and represent the country in five-on-five competition after years of strutting his stuff in the 3×3 scene. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Kobe Paras of the Philippines dunks over a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men’s basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Thirty years ago, Benjie Paras proudly trotted out his gold medal after leading the Philippines to the championship in the men’s basketball competition in the 1987 Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta.Fast forward to today. It’s now his son Kobe’s turn to wear the gold around his neck for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Focus on fighters’ safety adds to ONE Championship’s success

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Our pre-event medical processes, although tedious, laborious, and sometimes costly, assures the safety of our athletes,” said Dr. Wang. “We truly care about our athletes and that’s why, even to the point that they themselves feel it is unnecessary, we require them to undergo these processes and checks.Fighters undergo tests, medical and physical examination to ensure they are fit to compete. Athletes also go through neurocognitive exams to make sure that there are no underlying neurological issues or post training concussions.CT scans are also done to check for possible facial or intracranial fracture and hematomas and ECG’s for potential life-threatening arrhythmias.“Even after all these exams prior to the event, on the night of the event itself I personally take a quick look at all the athletes in the warm up area,” said Dr. Wang. “Before their actual bouts, just moments prior to stepping into the cage, I walk to the pat down area and take a final look. We’re that thorough.”“Giving our athletes the peace of mind that they are competing on the safest platform in their sport allows them to truly bring out the best of their skills and abilities,” Dr. Wang added. “That is why ONE Championship is not only the safest martial arts organization in the world, but also the most exciting.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo from ONE ChampionshipPutting premium on the safety of its athletes, ONE Championship has been able to establish itself as one of the best MMA promotions in the world and the largest in Asia.There are always risks that come with martial arts as a full contact sport. Athletes are prone to injury and they also put their lives on the line every time they step on the cage.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tamed Eagles aim to fly high As part of ONE’s focus to ensure its world-class athletes’ welfare, the MMA outfit has maintained a high level when it comes to safety. Through measures and precautions, athletes are assured of having the safest platform to showcase their talents.Renowned physician Dr. Warren Wang has helped maintain that safety standard since becoming ONE’s vice president of medical services in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Because we are dealing with athletes who compete in unarmed, hand-to-hand combat for a living, it is of utmost importance to make sure that they are more than a hundred percent fit and capable of the high-stress environment of the martial arts cage,” said Dr. Wang, who has been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu since 1996.ONE Championship goes to great lengths to make sure its fighters receive the best medical care. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 View commentslast_img read more

Mourinho takes swipe at Scholes over Pogba criticism

first_imgView comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit. I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player that gave so much to the club that I am proud to represent.”Scholes, who made 718 appearances for United, is one of many former United stars who are now pundits or commentators for British broadcasters. Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Owen Hargreaves have also been critical of the team in recent weeks, with United having drawn three straight games in the Premier League over the festive season to drop out of realistic contention for the title.Asked if he was frustrated by the number of high-profile ex-United players working in the media, Mourinho said: “I think they would love to be here, in the club. That’s a problem that I cannot resolve.”On Scholes, Mourinho added: “If Paul one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25 percent as successful as myself. Fifty percent of that is 12.5 silverware, 25 percent is around 6. If he’s 25 percent, he’ll be quite happy.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is criticize,” Mourinho said after United beat Everton 2-0 in the Premier League on Monday. “I don’t think he comments, I think he criticizes, which is a different thing.“Not everyone of us has to be phenomenal like he was as a player. That does not mean that we all have to be phenomenal.”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 folkMourinho said he thought Scholes was jealous of Pogba, who joined United in the summer of 2016 for 105 million euros (then $116 million) — a world-record fee at the time.“Paul (Pogba) tries to do his best all the time,” Mourinho said. “Sometimes he plays very well, sometimes he plays well, sometimes he doesn’t play so well. It’s not Paul’s fault that he made much more money than Paul Scholes. It’s just the way football is. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Injured Murray withdraws from Brisbane International OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands on the sidelines, during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Manchester United, at Goodison Park, in Liverpool, England, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)LIVERPOOL, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at club great Paul Scholes for his criticism of midfielder Paul Pogba.While working as a TV pundit, Scholes said after United’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Saturday that Pogba was “just strolling through games” and “doesn’t look fit.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READlast_img read more

D-League: Ebondo sizzles as CEU rebounds with rout of Akari-Adamson

first_imgRunning event urges locals, tourists to ‘love Boracay’ PBA IMAGESWith a better supporting cast this time, Rod Ebondo delivered big in Centro Escolar University’s 76-57 bounce back victory over Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Congolese big man was magnificent anew, pouring 25 points, 18 rebounds, and three blocks to lead the charge for the Scorpions.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Quarters: 23-11, 40-32, 62-44, 76-57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Fortunately for Ebondo, the CEU locals also came out to play, with Joseph Manlangit contributing 13 markers and six boards, and Mark Neil Cruz chiming nine points and eight rebounds.The Scorpions caught the Falcons off guard early, racing to a 19-4 lead and breaking away in the second half, leading by as much as 23, 74-51.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 folk“It’s all about preparation. We really worked on our practice and that’s the reason why we got a good result today,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU lorded the boards, 57-42, with Akari-Adamson missing the services of Papi Sarr and Tyrus Hill. LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Scorpions regained the pole position at 4-1, while dropping the Falcons to 4-2.Conrad Joey Catapusan led the Falcons with 13 points and six rebounds, while Sean Manganti got 12 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 76 — Ebondo 25, Manlangit 13, Cruz 9, Wamar 8, Aquino 7, Caballero 4, Fuentes 4, Guinitaran 2, Chan 0, Opiso 0, Saber 0, Uri 0, Veron 0.AKARI-ADAMSON 57 — Catapusan 13, Manganti 12, Lastimosa 9, Ahanmisi 7, Camacho 6, Lojera 4, Pingoy 3, Macion 2, Espeleta 1, Bernardo 0, Buenaventura 0, Mojica 0.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Pacers use late surge to beat Clippers, close in on playoffs

first_imgDon’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 The result: Indiana is closing in on its seventh playoff trip in eight years.And Friday’s game exemplified why the Pacers are sitting in this spot.After taking an 18-point lead midway through the third quarter and falling behind midway through the fourth, the Pacers continued trading jabs and refused to let the Clippers get away.Bogdanovic’s mid-range jumper with 1:40 left broke a 100-all tie, and when the Pacers scored the next seven points, it was over.“We’ve been (closing out games) all year long,” guard Darren Collison said after finishing with 13 points and 10 assists. “If you have your team playing with the type of resilience and chemistry we have, it’s easy to close out games. That’s the easy part. Sometimes it’s hard to get wins when your team is not locked in and playing well together, but we’ve been playing well together all year long.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Clippers learned — the hard way — what most Eastern Conference teams already knew.Despite leading for most of the first half, they allowed Indiana to break a 53-all tie with five straight points in the final minute. In the second half, the Pacers extended a 58-53 advantage to 75-57 with 6:20 left in the third quarter.Los Angeles scrambled to get back into it on a night when Lou Williams had 27 points, 10 assists and one of three Clippers turnovers in the final 88 seconds. DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 11 rebounds.The Clippers lost for the fifth time in six games and saw their fading playoff hopes dealt another blow.“We don’t have time to drop games like these,” Jordan said. “They’re a really good team and they let us back into it and we fought to get back into it, too. But we turned the ball over in moments and we can’t afford to do that.”TIP-INSClippers: Have lost three straight in the series. … Clippers coach Doc Rivers called two timeouts during a 13-second span in the third quarter and was clearly upset with the response from his players following the first timeout. … Tobias Harris had 18 points, Montrezl Harrell wound up with 16, and Milos Teodosic and Austin Rivers each had 10. … Los Angeles was outrebounded 41-33 and committed 15 turnovers.Pacers: Victor Oladipo missed all seven of his first-half shots, wound up 4 of 16 from the field and still had 18 points. He also had six rebounds and two steals, extending his streak of consecutive games with a steal to 56, breaking a tie with Chris Paul and Gary Payton for the sixth-longest streak in NBA history. … Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Lance Stephenson added 13 points and four rebounds.PLAYOFF TALKRivers isn’t normally big on predictions. He sure didn’t hesitate Friday. LATEST STORIES Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) is greeted by Trevor Booker (20) as he returns to the bench following a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Indianapolis, Friday, March 23, 2018. The Pacers defeated the Clippers 109-104. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — Eight months after the Indiana Pacers embarked on a major rebuilding project, the first phase is almost complete.They’re on the verge of clinching a playoff spot. Then the real work begins in phase two, and the Pacers are just as eager to get started.ADVERTISEMENT “Cleveland is still the favorite in the East, but they’ve had so much stuff,” Rivers said before the game. “Pat Riley always used to tell us we had to get rid of the clutter. Cleveland’s had more clutter this year than any team I’ve ever seen. … And there will be an upset in the East in the first round, you can just feel it. You just don’t know where it’s going to come from.”UP NEXTClippers: Finish a four-game road trip Sunday in Toronto.Pacers: Host the Miami Heat on Sunday before starting a four-game West Coast swing. Nuggets beat Wizards to keep pace in playoff chase MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points Friday night and Indiana used a late 9-0 run to pull away from the Los Angeles Clippers for a 109-104 victory that moved the Pacers within one win or a Detroit loss from wrapping up a postseason berth in the Eastern Conference.“(Making the playoffs) will mean a lot for all the Pacers organization because no one expected us to be in a playoff race,” Bogdanovic said. “We’ve just got to stick together and get a W against Miami.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBack in July, after Indiana traded four-time All-Star Paul George to Oklahoma City, most people wrote off the Pacers’ chances.Instead, general manager Kevin Pritchard cobbled together a core of young players ready to break out and a group of experienced veterans with potential to improve. They gelled quickly and began proving doubters wrong. View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Determined to keep momentum, Lady Eagles skip Holy Week break

first_imgAteneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the better part of the decade, Ateneo has aligned itself with the elites in the UAAP volleyball landscape.The Lady Eagles have appeared in six finals, all against De La Salle, winning two titles and part of that success was a relentless work ethic especially when Tai Bundit took over the team in Season 76.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Ateneo has clinched at least a playoff for a Final Four in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament as it sits at the second spot with an 8-3 card.As of March 25, the last game day before going into the Holy Week break, the Lady Eagles are the best team in spiking, blocking, and setting.The Lady Eagles have a success rate of 30.94 percent in their spike attempts, average 2.53 blocks a set, and norm 9.69 sets per period.“Last year we trained until Wednesday and had a break on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” said Madayag. “But this year we wanted train even if it’s the Holy Week, I think this will be our sacrifice for this year.”ADVERTISEMENT Chong Son denies Alab of outright semis berth after win over HK Eastern In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And the current Lady Eagles are planning to continue that tradition.Captain Maddie Madayag said they decided to train during the Holy Week instead of the enjoying mandatory break they were given from Holy Wednesday until Easter Sunday.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’re going to train, we won’t be taking a break,” said Madayag in Filipino in a chat with Inquirer. “We were actually given a break but as a team we decided that we wanted to focus on training.”“If we don’t train for a long period of time we will be out of condition and we don’t want to stop. We don’t want to see our level of play go down so we decided to continue training.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

Lance Armstrong to pay $5M settlement in US fraud case – lawyer

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Washington Post reported Armstrong would also pay $1.65 million to cover the legal costs of former team-mate and whistleblower Landis.“I am glad to resolve this case and move forward with my life,” Armstrong, 46, said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to devoting myself to the many great things in my life – my five kids, my wife, my podcast, several exciting writing and film projects, my work as a cancer survivor, and my passion for sports and competition. There is a lot to look forward to.”‘Full responsibility’Although Armstrong maintained he believed the US Postal case was “without merit and unfair” he said he was pleased to have settled.“I have since 2013 tried to take full responsibility for my mistakes, and make amends wherever possible,” he said, reflecting with pride on his performances in a US Postal jersey. “I rode my heart out for the Postal cycling team, and was always especially proud to wear the red, white and blue eagle on my chest when competing in the Tour de France. Those memories are very real and mean a lot to me.”ADVERTISEMENT Lance Armstrong (AP FILE PHOTO)Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fueled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.The former cycling superstar was due to face a trial next month over claims he defrauded the United States government when he doped while racing for his US Postal Service-sponsored team.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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The Postal Service and former team-mate Floyd Landis had sought around $100 million in damages from Armstrong in the case, which was due to get underway on May 7.However the prospect of a ruinous judgment going against the cancer survivor was averted after Armstrong’s lawyers and the US Justice Department brokered a settlement.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“No one is above the law,” US Justice Department lawyer Chad Readler said in a statement announcing the deal. “This settlement demonstrates that those who cheat the government will be held accountable.”Armstrong’s attorney Elliot Peters said in a statement the settlement “ends all litigation against Armstrong related to his 2013 admission that during his career as a professional cyclist he had used performance enhancing substances.” ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Armstrong’s personal fortune had been estimated at around $125 million in 2012. But since his dramatic fall, he has lost lucrative sponsorship deals and in 2015 was ordered to pay back $10 million in bonus payments given to him by Dallas-based SCA Promotions relating to his Tour wins in 2002, 2003, and 2004.The Washington Post reported he had recently listed his home in Austin, Texas for sale at $7.5 million. The fallen US cycling star had battled back from cancer to win cycling’s most prestigious race, the Tour de France, a record seven consecutive times between 1999 and 2005. Although rumors of drug use swirled around Armstrong throughout his career, he never failed a test.However, his reputation imploded when the US Anti-Doping Agency wrapped up an investigation, which concluded he had been at the heart of a sophisticated doping program throughout his career.Armstrong later confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs, and was banned from all competitions for life and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.                         /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Perennial Palaro champ NCR pulls away with 38 golds Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

Rested Golden Knights ready to face Jets in Western final

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fleury had five days off in between series while Hellebuyck will have had just 48 hours to prepare for one of the fastest and most potent offenses in the league.“It is a quick turnaround,” Hellebuyck said Thursday night. “We’re going to get our rest, we’re going to enjoy tonight and get back to it. Rest is a weapon, but I think the way we battle in this room, I think we’re prepared for anything.”Here are other things to watch in this series:SCORINGThe Jets have some of the best scoring depth of any team in the NHL, led by 44-goal scorer Patrik Laine. And he’s on the second line. Winnipeg’s top line of Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler scored a combined 208 points in the regular season. The Jets’ second line wasn’t far behind, with Laine, Stastny and Nikolaj Ehlers scoring 183 points. Winnipeg is tied with Washington for the most goals (43) during the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Now they’re getting ready to pit their depth, speed and two of the postseason’s best goaltenders against each other when the Western Conference final gets underway in Winnipeg on Saturday night.“We know what they bring, we know that they’re good, that they maybe surprised a few teams, but not really,” said Paul Stastny, whose Jets advance to the final with a Game 7 victory over the Predators on Thursday night. “They had 109 points. In a sense they play like us, they have a lot of depth and they can roll four lines and they have good, puck-moving D. So we’re going to have our hands full for sure.”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 crownVegas beat the Jets in two of their three regular-season meetings, splitting the two games in Winnipeg and winning the lone meeting at T-Mobile Arena. Two of those games were with Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury out with an injury.Fleury has had a tremendous postseason, registering four shutouts, a .951 save percentage and 1.53 goals-against average — all career bests. Appearing in his first postseason, Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck has a 2.24 GAA and a .927 save percentage. Vegas also boasts two potent lines but is capable of rolling four dangerous lines to balance the scoring across 12 forwards. The Golden Knights had four players finish with at least 60 points this season, led by William Karlsson (43 goals, 35 assists). Linemates Jonathan Marchessault (75 points) and Reilly Smith (60 points) complete one of the best lines in the NHL.RAGING ROOKIESBoth teams have first-year phenoms who can’t be overlooked.Vegas’ Alex Tuch has four goals and three assists as the sole postseason rookie for the Golden Knights.Winnipeg forward Kyle Connor scored his first two career playoff goals and added an assist in Game 5 against Nashville to become the first rookie in franchise history to post a three-point game in the playoffs. Connor, who scored nine goals over his last 13 regular-season games, had two assists in the Jets’ 5-1 victory over the Predators in Game 7.REST OR RUSTThe Golden Knights may have the advantage of rested legs, but they also will catch a dangerous Jets team that could still be fueled by momentum from Thursday’s win. Vegas had a long layoff after the first round and beat the Sharks 7-0 in Game 1 of the next series. But San Jose also had extended time off.ROAD WARRIORSBoth teams have shown they can win on the road in the playoffs.The Golden Knights won Games 3 and 4 in Los Angeles to complete a first-round sweep of the Kings, then took Games 3 and 6 in San Jose. Vegas has lost only once on the road in the postseason. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Hawks offer glimpse of renovated arena with virtual tour MOST READ FILE – In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Las Vegas. After going to the final in 2008 and winning the Stanley Cup in 2009, Marc-Andre Fleury tanked as a playoff goaltender with save percentages under .900 the next four postseasons. Last year with Pittsburgh, Fleury recaptured his form in helping the Penguins win the Cup again and has been one of the best in these playoffs with the Vegas Golden Knights, no surprise to former teammates who can tell when he’s in the zone. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)What a difference a year makes.A year ago at this time, the Winnipeg Jets weren’t even in the playoffs and the Vegas Golden Knights didn’t even have players.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 awardcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winnipeg is 4-2 on the road in the playoffs after splitting a pair in Minnesota in its opening-round series against the Wild. 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Kaya-Iloilo nips Davao, creeps closer to Ceres

first_imgFormer Ceres player J Baguioro and Kennedy Uzoka scored for the visitors, who remained in fifth spot with 13 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ National athletes, coaches, POC officials let hair down Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ With the Busmen losing to JPV Marikina, 0-2, at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, Kaya again moved within striking distance of top spot with 26 points and a game in hand.Ceres has 35 points from 15 matches, but saw its four-match winning streak snapped by an inspired JPV side. The Busmen missed almost half of their starting eleven due to injuries, forcing coach Risto Vidakovic to shuffle his men.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 crownA red card on Ceres goalkeeper Michael Casas in the 12th minute reduced the Busmen to 10.Still, the home side had an opportunity to take the lead early in the second half only for Marikina goalkeeper Nelson Gasic to deny Stephan Schrock from the penalty spot after OJ Porteria was fouled inside the area. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View comments Kaya FC-Iloilo cut Ceres-Negros lead at the top of the Philippines Football League (PFL) to nine points after a thrilling 4-3 win over Davao Aguilas on Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Osei struck an unstoppable effort from outside the box in stoppage time for his second goal of the match as Kaya took maximum points, while denying Davao a chance at seizing second.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIESlast_img read more