Stars line up for Draykin Table Tennis Open

first_imgNational champion Simon Tomlinson leads an entertaining line-up for this Saturday’s Andrey Dryakin Table Tennis Open to be played at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium on the campus of the University of Technology. Action starts at 9:00am with Tomlinson, former national champion Kane Watson and national rural singles champion Mark Phillips swinging to the table at 11:00 a.m. when the first round of the men’s singles will start. At his best, the 24-year-old Tomlinson is lightning fast with drilling topspin drives firing off both his backhand and forehand. Tomlinson and Watson will be right at home as they are students at UTECH and actually train inside the host venue. They will be on alert at this early season tournament with Phillips, a student at the University of the West Indies, in the field. All three have gained experience overseas as teammates on the national team. Also in the field is the durable left-hander, Rudolph Sinclair, whom Phillips defeated to win the national rural title, and the two veterans of the field Samuel Lamount and Alphanso Morris. Lamout depends on a steady forehand topspin from all areas of the court, while Morris is a quick driving close-to-the-table attacker. National women’s champion Shenique Clare is overseas and Yvonne Foster, the woman Clare defeated to win the nationals, isn’t entered. That leaves Kesley Davidson, the 2016 Caribbean Pre-Cadet under-11 silver medallist, as the female player to watch the most. Davidson will play in the under-13 and 15 categories. Her performance in the Cadet tournament earned her a trip to an International Table Tennis Federation training course in Lima, Peru last August. Paralympics dynamo Alphanso Cunningham will bring some star power to the Para section of the tournament. There will be star power off the table as well with 1990 National champion Keith Evans named as a member of the organising committee. This event is new to the local table tennis calendar and is being staged by the Kingston and St Andrew Table Tennis Association. It features play in the men’s and women’s open, the men’s B and C and the under 9, 11, 13, 15 and 18 age group categories. TRAINING COURSElast_img read more

Pirates rampage

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn the day San Beda and Letran renewed their rivalry for the first time this season, Lyceum still managed to keep the spotlight with its scintillating play.With another strong display of firepower, the Pirates surprisingly made light work of the Arellano Chiefs, 99-65, to extend their unbeaten start to four games in the NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur The Cardinals fell to a share of ninth spot with the Knights.Lyceum coach Topex Robinson was glad to see his team continue improving, although he admitted the Chiefs weren’t at their best.“We caught them (Chiefs) on a bad day, so we took advantage,” said Robinson. “My players were up to the challenge of improving from our last game.”LYCEUM 99—Perez 16, Marcelino JC 13, Ayaay 13, Tansingco 13, Nzeusseu 8, Ibanez 8, Marcelino JV 8, Caduyac 6, Serrano 5, Pretta 3, Marata 2, Baltazar 2, Liwag 2, Santos 0.ARELLANO 65—Nicholls 12, Salado 11, Concepcion 9, Canete 7, Meca 6, Alcoriza 5, Dela Cruz 4, Enriquez 4, Flores 3, Ongolo Ongolo 2, Rivera 2, Abanes 0, Taywan 0, Villoria 0, Padilla 0.Quarters: 20-11, 40-30, 63-49, 99-65ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES CJ Perez fired a season-low 16 points, but seven other players scored at least eight points as the Pirates pulled away in the second half to bring down another contender this season.The Red Lions prevailed over the Knights, 81-74, while Emilio Aguinaldo College trounced Mapua, 77-72, to even its card at 2-2 just like Arellano and Jose Rizal U.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’Robert Bolick had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Jayvee Mocon flirted with a triple double—17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists—for the Lions, who improved to 4-1.Sidney Onwubere led EAC anew with 22 points, including clutch baskets down the stretch when it rallied from three points down to pin a third loss in four games on Mapua. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img 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 Flying V, Cignal nail top two MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks beat Grizzlies

first_img“In the first half, it was a shoot-around,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “I thought in the second half we focused on the defensive end.”Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bucks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We want to be a defensive team,” Antetokounmpo said. “Sometimes we make mistakes and forget who we are.”Memphis coach David Fizdale said the Grizzlies lacked intensity in the third quarter.“We try to pride ourselves on our toughness and I didn’t think we held up our end of the bargain tonight,” Fizdale said. “That third quarter, we just didn’t come out ready to compete. That was the big difference in the game.” 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 Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks to shoot against Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — After being torched for 65 points in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks turned up the defensive pressure against the Memphis Grizzlies.Milwaukee held Memphis to 12 points in the third quarter to get back into the game and pulled away late in the fourth for a 110-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bucks: Middleton, who entered the game shooting 26 percent from 3-point range, hit his first three attempts from beyond the arc. … Bledsoe started but was a game-time decision with a knee contusion. “He got hit. It was sore,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “He was good yesterday. This morning he woke up and it was a little sore.” … F Mirza Teletovic missed his third straight game with left knee soreness.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Indiana on Wednesday night in the first of four consecutive home games.Bucks: Host Detroit on Wednesday night to wrap up a three-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “It was confidence boost to see shots go down,” Middleton said.Memphis hit 10 of its first 11 shots in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead with 4:24 left in the half. Milwaukee made just one of six shots from long-range in the quarter, but pulled to 65-60 at the break, led by Antetokounmpo’s 12 points in the period.POSITIVE ATTITUDEFizdale said he is taking a positive approach with point guard Mike Conley, who has struggled with his shooting this season. He made 2 of 12 shots against the Bucks after entering the game shooting 40 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point range.“Be positive. There’s no beating the players up over struggles,” Fizdale said. “It’s not the way to get them out of it, and it’s never been my approach. Mike has had a nagging injury and can’t control that.”BANG FOR THE BUCKFizdale believes the Bucks improved considerably with the recent acquisition of Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns.“You add Eric Bledsoe to anybody’s team and you are going to be way more concerned,” Fizdale said. “Obviously, there’s the pace and the speed that he brings to the game. His tenacity, his toughness, his ability to get to the rim. They are going to be something to reckon with this year with him.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: Wrapped up a five-game trip with a 2-3 record. Chalmers fouled out with 2:19 remaining. Khris Middleton and John Henson had 17 points apiece as Milwaukee won a season-high third straight. Henson made eight of 10 shots in his highest-scoring game this season.Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Memphis, and Dillon Brooks added 19 points.After the Bucks threatened to pull away late in the third, Evans scored nine consecutive points to pull Memphis into an 84-all tie early in the fourth quarter. Memphis pulled ahead on Dillon Brooks’ 3-pointer with about nine minutes left. Milwaukee tied it on Tony Snell’s corner 3. A soft drop-in by Antetokounmpo put the Bucks ahead 100-96 with just under five minutes remaining, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.“Normally that game gets away from us,” Kidd said. “When we came back with the starters, we went on a run, but it started on the defensive end.”The Bucks got off to a strong start, shooting 65 percent from the field in the first quarter, including 6 for 6 on 3-pointers, to take a 34-29 lead.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Stunning KO loss ‘big lesson learned’ for Folayang Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Codiñera reminds PBA-bound Flores: Train hard, develop your game

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson And after the 25-year-old was selected ninth overall in the annual rookie proceedings, the PBA legend is just hoping for the best for his former slotman.“I already told him everything I needed to tell him. All I can say is for him to have good luck,” said Codiñera.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneFlores averaged 10.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 1.3 assists in his final year with the Chiefs, solidifying his case as one of the top defensive players in the collegiate league.But for Codiñera, who built a PBA lore on the defensive end which earned him the moniker “The Defense Minister,” establishing the same reputation in the PBA for Flores is a different story. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The professional game is a different game. Everyone that you face there, they’re at the highest basketball level in the land. Everyone there is exemplary,” he said.With Flores is expected to be given heavy minutes due to the lean GlobalPort frontline, Codiñera is putting the pressure on his prized big man to outwork everybody in training camp hoping that his student reach the same level he did in his heyday.“It’s no longer developmental there. When you go to the pros, you should have mastered the fundamentals already,” he said.“What he’ll be facing there are finished products and he shouldn’t wait for them to break down. He must learn how to develop his game on his own.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jeron Teng glad to see familiar face at sidelines in Altamirano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:21WATCH: Bureau of Immigration, ipinatupad na ang deployment ban sa Kuwait-bound HSWs00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBeing drafted is one thing, staying in the league is another.Those were the last reminders Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera gave to his hardworking big man Lervin Flores going into the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Pingris stretchered off after hurting left knee

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe highly-intense semifinals duel between No. 2 Magnolia and No. 6 NLEX was momentarily stopped after Hotshots forward Marc Pingris hurt his left knee in the fourth quarter of Game 1 Saturday night.Pingris grimaced in pain while clutching his left knee. He had to be stretchered off the court after his left knee buckled while he was going for the drive at the 4:39 left with Magnolia ahead, 76-73.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP Volleyball: La Salle bests NU for share of top spot Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES “So hopefully, prayers up for kuya Ping. It’s always sad to see a player go down like that. Hopefully, he just keeps getting better and better after what happened tonight.”It was a tough blow for the 36-year-old Pingris, who just returned this conference after being out for several months due to a recurring hip injury.Pingris had five points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block in 28 minutes before the injury.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adding insult to injury, the Hotshots lost, 88-87, facing a possibility of going down 0-2 on Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.“What happened to Ping is very unfortunate, but those things happen especially in the playoffs when games are hard and physical those things can happen and we hope he’s okay,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.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 folkAfter the final buzzer sounded, Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena rushed toward Pingris, who was about to be taken to the hospital.“I couldn’t wait for the buzzer to sound, I was waiting under the ring to really rush because the said he’s about to go,” said Ravena, who was one of the heroes for NLEX. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Federer opens Indian Wells title defense with 2-day win

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Former No. 1 and tenth-seed Angelique Kerber rallied past Ekaterina Makarova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Petra Martic upset last year’s French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ SMB up 2-0 “It felt like first match I ever played on the tour,” Djokovic said. “Very weird. I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything.”Gael Monfils upset No. 15 seed and 2012 runner-up John Isner 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-5.On the women’s side, top-ranked Simona Halep came back to top 19-year-old Caroline Dolehide 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in just over two hours.American Amanda Anisimova took down two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-4 in a match lasting just over an hour to become the first 16-year-old to move into the fourth round at Indian Wells since Viktoriya Kutuzova in 2005.“It feels crazy. I mean, I’m still in shock,” Anisimova said. “She’s the best player I have ever played, and it was the biggest court I have ever played on. So it was definitely nerve-wracking kind of, but I was enjoying it so much out there and I was playing my best. It was a good day.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 11: Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a shot during his match against Federico Delbonis of Argentina during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden of the Czech Republic on March 11, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. Adam Pretty/Getty Images/AFPINDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer completed a rain-delayed debut match at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (6) win over Federico Delbonis of Argentina.On Saturday, Federer led 6-3, 2-2 when the match was delayed by a heavy drizzle 56 minutes after it began. Federer, who earned his fifth title at Indian Wells last year, saved a set point in the second-set tiebreaker and advanced to face Filip Krajinovic on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion who lost to Federer in the final of this year’s Australian Open, eased to a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Marton Fucsovics.Taro Daniel, a 109th-ranked qualifier, upset five-time Indian Wells champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1.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 folkDjokovic was makings his first appearance since being stunned by Hyeon Chung at the Australian Open. Djokovic sprinted out to a 5-2 lead against the 25-yard-old from Japan, but his mistakes began to add up and he finished with 58 unforced errors.It was the earliest loss for Djokovic at Indian Wells since a first-round exit in 2006. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Magnolia boosts playoff hopes with crucial win over NLEX

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Facing a must-win, Magnolia played with a sense of urgency and broke away in the fourth quarter to beat NLEX, 116-89, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Gilas newbie Troy Rike praised for effort to pacify the mob during brawl In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Paul Lee added 21 points, four rebounds and six assists while Sangalang came off the bench and finished with nine points and six rebounds in his first game back after missing five games due to a right wrist injury.The game also marked the PBA debut of NLEX import Olu Ashaolu, who led all scorers with 31 points on top of 12 rebounds. The Road Warriors wrapped up what has been a rollercoaster conference with a 2-9 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The struggling Hotshots, who have lost four of their last five games, got a much-needed lift from returning star big man Ian Sangalang and new yet familiar import Wayne Chism.“It’s all about our perseverance and desire. We knew we needed this game in order for us to have a chance to make the quarterfinals and I’m very happy because my players responded,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero in Filipino.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“It was nice to get Ian back and have Wayne as our new import. We finally have a post presence and we’re able to spread the floor with Chism.”Chism, who became the Hotshots’ fourth import this conference after Vernon Macklin, Curtis Kelly and Justin Jackson, with 27 points and eight rebounds against his former coach Yeng Guiao. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Croatia bars former player from World Cup over Ukraine video

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Croatian federation said in a statement that Vukojevic, who was also a former player for Spartak Moscow, had been with the team as an observer but his World Cup credentials have now been withdrawn.“I don’t want to be a burden to our team ahead of the extremely important semifinal match of the World Cup, at the moment when the most needed thing for the national team is peace,” Vukojevic told Croatian state broadcaster HRT.Vukojevic said he intended the video as a personal greeting to Ukrainian friends, not as a political statement.“However, I do understand that my statements can be differently interpreted,” he said. “Because of this, I am sorry – and I do apologize to the Russian public, if they perceived my statements like this. I am very proud of Croatia’s achievement at the World Cup and I wish the boys all the best luck in the following games.”Croatia’s team refused to allow players Mario Mandzukic and Andrej Kramaric to answer questions about the controversy at Monday’s news conference.ADVERTISEMENT A team spokesman, speaking about the video, said Vida “regrets” it.Ukraine’s government accuses Russia of arming pro-Russian separatists who control part of the east of the country, and of backing up the separatist groups with military forces.Vukojevic was appointed last year as a scout for Dynamo after a lengthy playing career, which included being part of the Croatian squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Isner finally reaches 1st Wimbledon quarterfinal on 10th try Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The video shows Vida, who scored against Russia, shouting “glory to Ukraine” before Vukojevic adds “this win is for Dynamo and Ukraine … go Croatia.” Both Vida and Vukojevic previously played for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev, and Vukojevic is now a scout there.FIFA fined Vukojevic 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,150) later Monday for unsporting behavior.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’The video angered many social media users in Russia, which has tense relations with Ukraine and annexed the Crimean peninsula from the country in 2014. Some Russians said they would cheer against Croatia in its first World Cup semifinal match since 1998.FIFA rules bar players from making political gestures at the World Cup and the governing body gave Vida a formal warning on Sunday, but did not impose a match sanction. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Croatia’s Domagoj Vida, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s second goalduring the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MOSCOW — Croatia expelled former player Ognjen Vukojevic from its World Cup delegation on Monday for making a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida.The Croatian Football Federation and Vida apologized for the video, which was posted after the team beat Russia on penalties in the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Lawyers: Ronaldo accuser suffers from post-traumatic stress

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 “I firmly deny the accusations,” he said. “Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”Mayorga’s attorney Larissa Drohobyczer told reporters the psychiatrist’s recent medical opinion was that Mayorga’s psychological injuries were “caused by Cristiano Ronaldo’s sexual assault in 2009.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe doctor, Norton Roitman in Las Vegas, did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.Mayorga suffered several months of severe emotional stress and coercion by Ronaldo’s representatives to push Mayorga into taking a monetary settlement to keep quiet, her lawyers said. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ View comments The lawsuit said Mayorga also went to a hospital, where a rape kit examination was conducted.Stovall said he did not know the status of testing on what could amount to DNA evidence.Police said Mayorga didn’t immediately say in June 2009 where the alleged attack happened or identify a suspect other than to say he was a European soccer player.Drohobyczer said previously that Mayorga, now 34, filed the lawsuit now because she became worried that her name would become public after a 2017 media report apparently referred to the incident at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.Mayorga also was influenced in recent months by the #MeToo movement of women going public with allegations of prior sexual assault, Drohobyczer said.The civil lawsuit in Clark County District Court accuses Ronaldo or those working for him of acts of conspiracy, coercion and fraud, defamation, battery, breach of contract and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “These injuries rendered Kathryn incompetent to participate in the negotiations and settlement and nondisclosure in 2010,” Drohobyczer said.The argument previews claims Drohobyczer and law partner Leslie Stovall would make when asking a judge to void the non-disclosure agreement that the attorneys say Mayorga signed while accepting a $375,000 payment from Ronaldo.The AP does not typically identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Drohobyczer and Stovall spoke of Mayorga on Wednesday by name. Drohobyczer told the AP on Tuesday that Mayorga gave consent to have her name made public.A civil lawsuit filed last week in state court also seeks monetary damages that Stovall said could, counting compensatory and punitive damages, amount to many times more than the minimum $200,000 sought under Nevada state law.Stovall said he had not asked Mayorga if she wants Ronaldo criminally prosecuted for rape.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)LAS VEGAS — Lawyers for a Nevada woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her nine years ago said Wednesday that their client has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and depression, conditions they argue would have made her legally incompetent to reach a non-disclosure agreement.Kathryn Mayorga didn’t appear with her lawyers at a news conference in Las Vegas the same day that Ronaldo denied the rape accusations, using Twitter to say he had a “clear conscience” as he awaits results “of any and all investigations.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Attorney David Chesnoff in Las Vegas, who was hired Wednesday by Ronaldo, issued a statement “categorically” denying the allegations and expressing “complete faith in the justice system.”Chesnoff said Las Vegas police investigated Mayorga’s sexual assault claim in 2009 and did not recommend the filing of criminal charges.Stovall said the lawsuit served as Mayorga’s legal team’s response to Ronaldo’s denials.The civil lawsuit filed Sept. 27 in state court in Las Vegas alleges Ronaldo raped Mayorga in his penthouse suite at a Las Vegas hotel and hired a team of what the document called “fixers” to pressure Mayorga to keep quiet.Earlier this week, the 33-year-old Portuguese player used social media to label the allegation “fake news.”Drohobyczer acknowledged that Mayorga accepted the money nine years ago because she never wanted her name made public.Ronaldo, a five-time world player of the year, now plays for Italian club Juventus. In 2009, he went from Manchester United in England to Real Madrid in Spain for a then-record sum of 94 million euros, or about $130 million.The lawsuit alleges that Mayorga met Ronaldo at a nightclub and went with him and other people to his suite, where the alleged attack took place in a bedroom.Las Vegas police said they would not be releasing the report that Mayorga filed the day she said she was attacked, because the investigation is open.Drohobyczer declined to immediately make the document public Wednesday. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Good riddance LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

‘It’s hard’: Meralco’s losing skid unfamiliar territory for Durham

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I know that we have a chance for the playoffs still, and we’ve got to play for pride,” said Durham whose team sits at the 10th spot with a 1-6 card. “We just have some respect for ourselves, we have to come out and play hard.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA: San Miguel snaps losing skid, overpowers Phoenix View comments The Bolts’ 1-6 record is the worst start in any conference for the franchise while their six-game losing streak equaled another mark in their history.Meralco could’ve turned it around had it maintained its drive in the fourth quarter after it cut down NorthPort’s 10-point lead to just two, 90-88, with a 14-6 run.Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony, however, made clutch threes for the Batang Pier’s 98-91 lead with 24 seconds remaining that effectively finished off the Bolts.“I think they were up by 10 or something, then we’d climb back, but we could never get over the hump you know? That’s what killed us in the end,” said Durham who finished with 37 points, 19 rebounds, and seven assists.Durham added there’s nothing left to do for them but to fight back and try to correct the trajectory they’re in.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham’s past trips in the PBA Governors’ Cup have always resulted in relative success for him and Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT With Durham carrying the load, the Bolts reached the finals in two straight years but his third time looks to have been given with wrong kind of charm.Meralco is down in the dumps after losing its sixth straight game, a 99-94 heartbreaker against NorthPort, leaving Durham is perplexed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s hard, I don’t think I’ve lost this many consecutive games, so it’s new to me,” said Durham Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I don’t understand, we play hard in practice but in crucial times we’re just not smart and we do stuff that shoot us in the leg.”“This is a type of league where every team is competitive and we play hard so you can’t do that to yourself.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more