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Philadelphia 76ers’ Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid grabbed a loose ball and hustled toward midcourt, feigning like he would dunk.Embiid’s gold sneakers and peach-colored jacket — and a red, white and blue basketball — were a giveaway that he was again in street clothes. With or without Embiid, the 76ers are streaking into the postseason as the hottest team in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ — had 22 assists, eight steals, three blocks.— led by 41, 70-29.With the Sixers up 39, fans started chanting “Trust the Process! Trust the Process!”The much-maligned — now sure to duplicated — “process” method that saw the Sixers strip the roster of talent to guarantee losing and stockpile draft picks has been a winner. Embiid, Simmons and Fultz all played crucial roles in leading the Sixers (52-30) to their best record since the 2001 Eastern Conference champs went 56-26.“It’s not something that I deem to be, here we are, we’ve arrived, significant-type status,” coach Brett Brown said. “It’s not that. I want them to enjoy it. Take a deep breath. Then reload.”TIP-INSBucks: Jabari Parker scored 25 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 10 points and 10 rebounds.“Right from the start, there were problems,” Bucks coach Joe Punty said. “I can rant and rave right now but I don’t think that’s the important thing. It was clear we didn’t play very well.”76ers: The NBA rule says players must wear a clear mask but Embiid and the Sixers could petition the league for a change. … Embiid said he deserved to win NBA defensive player of the year, Simmons should be rookie of the year and Brown for coach of the year. … Justin Anderson led the Sixers with 25 points and Dario Saric had 24.UP NEXTThe Sixers and Bucks both have two days off before the NBA playoffs open. Late Ronaldo penalty keeps Madrid alive in Champions League Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 Wednesday night to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.The 52-win Sixers will open the Eastern Conference playoffs against the sixth-seeded Miami Heat. No. 7 Milwaukee will meet No. 2 Boston.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 crownMarkelle Fultz, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft who missed 68 games with a shoulder injury, became the youngest player in NBA history (19 years, 317 days) with a triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.“It was just a matter of going out there and enjoying myself and playing confident,” Fultz said. LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 76ers have done just fine without him.Redick was a late scratch with lower back tightness and Simmons, who finished with four points, missed both shots in the first half. No problem. The Sixers hit 11 3s in the first half and could have celebrated the No. 3 seed at halftime.The Sixers had to win to earn the three spot and they dominated a Bucks team that was fighting for seeding in the playoffs. At one point, the Sixers led 72-37 — at the same time the Flyers were down 7-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL playoffs.Embiid, who entertained the crowd during timeouts, hasn’t played since March 28 when he suffered a broken bone around his left eye in a collision with Fultz. The Sixers clearly need their big man if they’re going to make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Embiid leads the team with 22.9 points and 11 rebounds in 63 games, helping Philly clinch its first playoff berth since 2012.“I want to play but right now I feel like I’m not ready yet,” Embiid said. “It’s getting there. I’ve got to keep working every day. With the way it’s been progressing, I’m hopeful I’ll be back soon.”He said the eye was still swollen, though he doesn’t suffer from blurred vision.Even those with 20/20 vision needed a second look at the scoreboard to make sure the numbers were real.The Sixers in the first half— shot 59 percent from the floor (31 of 53).— shot 46 percent on 3s (11 of 24). His teammates doused Fultz with strawberry milk, chocolate milk and water in celebration of the record feat.“It’s all love and appreciation,” he said.Fultz should have hit up Embiid and borrowed something to protect his face.Embiid wore a black mask during warmups to protect his broken bone around his left eye, then changed into his garish outfit to watch the Sixers romp to a stunning 80-44 lead at the break.Embiid said he will likely miss at least Game 1 of the playoffs this weekend because of the injury.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It was McDonnell’s first defeat in 10 years.With the victory, Inoue improved to 16-0 with 14 KOs while McDonnell’s record fell to 29-3 with one draw.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 crownInoue claimed a world title at light-flyweight and moved up to super-flyweight two fights later to pick up another title which he defended six times.Also, Kenshiro Teraji of Japan defended his WBC light-flyweight crown with a second-round knockout of Mexico’s Ganigan Lopez. LATEST STORIES 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Japanese challenger Naoya Inoue, center, celebrates after winning over British champion Jamie McDonnell during their WBA World bantamweight title match in Tokyo Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)TOKYO — Naoya Inoue of Japan defeated Britain’s Jamie McDonnell with a first-round knockout on Friday to capture the WBA bantamweight title.Inoue sent the champion to the canvas with a left hook in the second minute. The 32-year-old McDonnell got to his feet but the referee waved the fight off following a flurry of punches by Inoue.ADVERTISEMENT Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with hamstring strain View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been included in Guiao’s roster for the continental athletic meet despite the NBA player’s uncertain status with the Olympic Council of Asia.Clarkson will still need to get his accreditation from OCA and clearances from both the NBA and the Cavaliers, but Guiao was willing to take the risk of sending just 11 players if those parameters aren’t met.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’“SBP [Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas] officials are working hard on trying to get him to play for the team,” said Guiao after the team’s practice Friday at Meralco Gym. “So far there’s still no clear sign if Clarkson can play but we put him in the lineup just to make sure if all those requirements are complied with.”“There has to be a slot for Jordan Clarkson just in case he’s available.” Giving up his slot for Clarkson is TNT’s Don Trollano, who has already played for Guiao in Rain or Shine.Clarkson joins Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan, James Yap, Chris Tiu, Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi, Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Asi Taulava, JP Erram, and Paul Lee in the lineup.“Don Trollano had to sacrifice his slot for Jordan,” said Guiao who also cut Gilas cadets Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras. “Ricci and Kobe, we know their potential is high. It’s too bad because Kobe only had one practice while I’m really impressed with Ricci’s talent and skills.”Guiao added that there’s still a small window for them to include Trollano in the lineup if Clarkson’s accreditation isn’t approved.As for Clarkson’s status as a potential new player under Guiao, the head coach expects that it won’t be a problem for the 26-year-old Cavalier to acclimate himself to the team’s system.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m sure with his experience, his IQ, it would be easy for him to understand the system, it’s a very simple system that we have in the team,” said Guiao. “We still have a few days before the first game on August 16 so we’ll see how he’ll jell in practice.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Australia advances to Fiba Asia U18 final; Philippines plays China for bronze Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Yeng Guiao has finalized the 12-man lineup which will compete in the Asian Games in Indonesia next week and it included one man who still faces some uncertainty.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 View comments
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 gold01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Sisi’s a really good player, she’s very good, she’s knows what to do,” said Madayag. “You can see she’s very experienced. You have to respect your opponent, and when you know what they will do you should know that you should do better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “Serious? 11 blocks? I didn’t know that [I had that many],” said Madayag Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. “I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say. I just played my game I guess and contribute whatever I can for the team.”“I just gave it my all.”Madayag’s historic block came in the fourth set when she denied, of all people, Rondina for the Lady Eagles’ 23-20 lead.Ateneo’s anchor, though, knew how much it takes to stop Rondina and it was her respect for the opponent that pushed Madayag to the best of her abilities.Madayag ended the game with 23 points to lead the Lady Eagles to their seventh straight win and a league-leading 7-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MANILA, Philippines—There are some days when something special was bound to happen even if the person about to do the feat is completely unaware of that achievement.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA: Magnolia boosts playoff bid, holds down NorthPort Enter Ateneo’s Maddie Madayag.The Lady Eagles’ thrilling 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11 win over University of Santo Tomas Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament was made even special by a couple of record-setting performances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMadayag’s 11 scoring blocks were the most in the Final Four era, a period of time from Season 56 to present while UST’s Cherry Rondina’s 35-point outburst is the highest single-game scoring performance of a Golden Tigress in the same time frame.READ: UAAP volleyball: Ateneo hikes streak to 7 after comeback win over UST View comments
The Cabinet has moved swiftly to approve key economic stimulus decisions aimed at boosting economic growth, poverty-reduction, and job-creation, an Executive Mansion release said.According to the release, the Cabinet further mandated the Special City Beautification Task Force headed by Madam Mary T. Broh, Director and General Services Agency (GSA) to carry out the exercise in a coordinated, systematic and adequate notice-sharing manner.“The Cabinet scrupulously examined and approved the concepts and blueprints for the implementation of the Agriculture and Agro-processing Task Force; Manufacturing and Business Support Task Force; Special City Beautification Task Force; and the Netherlands International Development Forum for Ebola countries.Meanwhile, the respective Task Forces are to proceed accordingly, to realistically accomplish the relevant deliverables in the supreme national interest, the release stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Around 60 community members will be going bald this weekend, to raise money for Cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment.This Saturday is Bluey Day at the Hospital, where participants fundraise, on a promise to shave their heads.Fund Development Officer Ashley Bentley says the event is crucial for the Hospital.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1429|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=feec5c703719eac3d8fd3c42587a0751-Ashley Bentley 1_1_Pub.mp3]Moose FM is holding a barbeque on site, where donations will also be accepted, with all proceeds going towards the event.Bentley says the foundation hopes to raise 100 thousand dollars. She says participants are going around the community looking for sponsors before the big day.Advertisement Bentley says everyone is encouraged to come watch the participants shave it all off.[asset|aid=1430|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8cdfd0caf73a275ff4162fb1d8b1e9c3-Ashley Bentley 2_1_Pub.mp3]Participants include Cancer survivors, Cancer patients, prominent leaders, and everyday citizens. Executive Director for the Hospital Foundation Janice Isberg will be one of many to sacrifice her locks.Bluey Day will be held at the Ambulance Bay at the Hospital, located at 9636 – 100 Avenue. The event runs from 10 in the morning until 3pm.Advertisement
0Shares0000Coach Stanislav Cherchesov is on the verge of leading unfancied Russia into the last 16 © AFP / Olga MALTSEVASaint Petersburg, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – Host nation Russia have one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah.After a tight first half in a rain-drenched Saint Petersburg, Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy scored an own goal before goals from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba sealed a win that raises Russian hopes of defying pre-tournament expectations that they would struggle to qualify from their group. Salah did score Egypt’s first goal at a World Cup since 1990 with a penalty after he had been hauled down 17 minutes from time, but it was too late to regain the momentum for the disappointing Pharaohs.Russia will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 and Egypt eliminated unless Saudi Arabia beat Uruguay on Wednesday.Mohamed Salah’s penalty was too late to save Egypt © AFP / Paul ELLISSalah was making his first appearance since injuring his left shoulder when falling heavily after being dragged to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final just over three weeks ago.Russia thrashed a poor Saudi Arabia team 5-0 in the tournament opener last week, but Egypt had been expected to pose a stiffer challenge.But after Fathi put into his own net, an inspired Cheryshev slotted in his third goal of the tournament, putting him equal with Cristiano Ronaldo in the top scorers’ chart.Dzyuba’s third goal sent the 65,000-capacity crowd into raptures.– Japan milestone –Japan made history in the early game, beating 10-man Colombia 2-1 to become the first Asian side to conquer a South American team at a World Cup.The complexion of the game was changed radically when Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez was shown the first red card of Russia 2018 for handball in the opening minutes of the contest.Shinji Kagawa scored from the penalty spot and although Juan Quintero equalised late in the first half, Japan made their superior numbers count, with Yuya Osako heading a winner in the 73rd minute.Japan’s build-up to Russia has been tumultuous after coach Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked in April and replaced by Akira Nishino, despite steering the team to the finals.Japan forward Yuya Osako (centre) celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Colombia © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVBut they will be delighted to start their Russian campaign with a victory after failing to notch a single win in Brazil four years ago — including a painful 4-1 defeat at the hands of Colombia.“I said at half-time that if we can keep the ball moving, we can deprive the Colombia players of their stamina,” said Nishino. “Our players were aggressive from the start and I think that worked very well for us. This is just one win and three points, so we will save our celebration.”– Senegal pip Poland –In the other Group H clash on Tuesday, Senegal recorded the first African win at this World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1, thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek own goal and a terrible error by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, which resulted in a goal for man-of-the-match Mbaye Niang.West Bromwich Albion midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak got Poland back in the game with an 86th-minute header but Senegal hung on at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.In a match billed as a straight fight between Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane, neither scored but Liverpool striker Mane set up Idrissa Gueye for the shot that took a wicked deflection off Cionek, leaving Szczesny totally wrong-footed in the Polish goal for Senegal’s opener on 37 minutes.Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said the whole of Africa was closely monitoring the progress of Senegal.“Senegal today represents the whole of the African continent,” he said. “Of course we represent our country but I can also guarantee that the whole of Africa is supporting us. I’m getting phone calls from everywhere.”burs-gj/nr0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Off the field, Pogba has attracted criticism for spending too much time on social media and frequently changing his hairstyle than concentrating on his football.However, he shone for France in Russia, often sacrificing the attacking side of his game for the good of the team, before scoring in the final against Croatia.“The rest of the world had an image of Pogba which didn’t really reflect who he is,” Deschamps told FIFA’s coaching conference to review the World Cup on Sunday.”He’s always thinking about the collective.“There is an image of him that he is very individualistic, a bit self-centred, but that’s not the true Paul at all.”Pogba’s importance as a leader of the French side was revealed in a behind the scenes documentary, which showed the prominent role he took during a team talk at half-time in the final.“He prepared to win. He took on the mantle of leadership both on and off the pitch. He took on the role of spokesman, he can do that because he is a good speaker,” added Deschamps, who believes Pogba is now more calm when it comes to dealing with press scrutiny of his performances.“You can be criticised, the press can be tough on you. Once you take that on board, I think you can become more calm. He has taken that on board and it has had an impact on him on and off the pitch.“I think it gave him some respect, and that respect he has gained on the field has also had an impact on him as a person.”Deschamps is the heavy favourite to win the award for FIFA’s best coach of the year at an award ceremony in London on Monday.However, no Frenchman is in the running for the best player prize as Cristiano Ronaldo faces competition from Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah to win FIFA’s world player of the year for the sixth time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France coach Didier Deschamps believes Paul Pogba is more of a team player than he is given credit for © AFP / FRANCK FIFELONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 23 – France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup.At club level the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) move from Juventus in 2016, although his performances have picked up in recent weeks.
Radja Nainggolan has suggested he will reject a move to Chelsea and stay at Roma.The Premier League side are prepared to spend big to land the Belgium midfielder and made an approach for his services earlier this summer.Nainggolan has now confirmed he spoke to new Blues boss Antonio Conte before travelling to France for Euro 2016.But he says talks have stalled and that he has now told Roma’s president he is ready to stay with the Serie A club.Nainggolan said: “I said to him I love where I am playing so why not stay?”The midfielder scored Belgium’s winner against Sweden on Wednesday to set up a last-16 game against Hungary, and Conte knows all about him from Serie A.They were in talks last month, but Nainggolan said: “Chelsea were talking but at the moment there is nothing.“The Premier League is a big competition, it’s lovely, but I think sometimes in life you need to make choices, and all I can say is that I am happy where I am.” Radja Nainggolan in action for Belgium 1