Gin Kings exact revenge, expect tougher Game 2 vs KaTropa

first_imgJustin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra reinforcement Justin Brownlee felt relieved to get back at TNT after the Gin Kings got blown out by the KaTropa in the elimination round.“They did us pretty bad last time,” Brownlee said, referring to the Gin Kings’ 121-92 loss to the KaTropa on September 23.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Racela: TNT got ‘outcoached, outhustled’ in Game 1 loss to Ginebra OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson But more importantly for Brownlee, Ginebra’s 121-94 revenge against TNT on Monday also gave it a headstart in their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.“It’s just good to start off and get the first game. We were just looking in and try to put a lot of effort, be aggressive and try to get this. We just did a good job and everybody from guys coming off the bench has played great,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 29-year-old Brownlee also praised his teammates Joe Devance and Jervy Cruz for stepping up in the series opener.But it’s obvious that the Gin Kings won big primarily because of Brownlee’s all-around production with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 think the main thing is just that we’re coming out with a lot of aggression on defense, where we’re not being timid or not being laid back on defense. We’re just trying to get after guys, try to pressure them, and try to dictate how we want to defend them instead of them dictating on how they want to attack us,” he said.That defensive intensity is what forced TNT’s main guys Glen Rice and Jayson Castro to commit 13 of their squad’s 22 turnovers that led to 23 turnover pointsBrownlee expects a much tougher Game 2 for the Gin Kings especially with the way they clobbered the KaTropa.“We know TNT is a tough team. They will come out and make adjustments and we just got to be prepared. Whatever we’re running, we just gotta run it with great purpose and do what we want to do. We’ll try to keep defending them the best way we can and try to force them into things they don’t usually do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody View commentslast_img read more

PBA D-League Draft set

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Players can take the first step to their dreams as the PBA D-League opens the applications for the annual draft set on December 12.Fil-foreign aspirants are given until Friday, November 10, to submit the necessary papers while local-born aspirants below the age of 30 have their deadlines set on December 1.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ School-based teams which will compete in the first conference of the 2018 season are advised to submit the names of new players to determine the selection order come draft day.The PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup begins on January 18, 2018.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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Lonzo Ball hasn’t spoken to brother LiAngelo amid situation in China OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

‘Playoff mode’ Ginebra ready for anything, says Tenorio

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 Tenorio poured in a game-high 27 points and had five rebounds and 11 assists and the Batangueño playmaker believes that wins like this one helps in building the team’s confidence moving forward.“It doesn’t matter who we face as long as we’re in playoff mode. It doesn’t matter if it’s the number one team or the last team. We really have to be playing our game, playing it the right away, and playing it on how we’re supposed to play the game as a team,” he said.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 folkAt 5-4, the Gin Kings are tied in fifth place with NLEX and will face Meralco and Rain or Shine in their remaining games in the elimination round.Tenorio, though, doesn’t want Ginebra to get too ahead of itself with the team still has a lot of work to do. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lyceum, San Beda top groups as PCCL Final Four is set LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’ll just take it one game at a time,” he said. “The most important thing is we know how to play in the playoffs. We just have to be in the right frame of mind and to really keep our focus every game from start to finish. We can’t afford to commit mistakes right now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio said that getting the twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals is already the least of Ginebra’s concerns going into the homestretch of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We no longer think about that. Our target is to really win these last two games,” he said coming off its 93-78 victory over TNT on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

Balanced attack helps Sta. Lucia in rout of Cignal

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Celtics forward Jaylen Brown leaves game after hard landing Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MJ Phillips first tied it at 19-19 then Mary Grace Berte gave Sta. Lucia with a 21-19 after scoring on a block.Marisa Field then got credited for the block on Sonya Milanovic for the Realtors’ 22-20 lead.Bohdana Anisova, who had 23 points to lead Sta. Lucia, finished off the affair for the Realtors with two straight kills.Phillips finished with 16 points as the second fiddle to Anisova while Field added eight points.Berte and Micmic Laborte had four points apiece to pitch in to the offense.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We can’t rely on just one hitter so our opponents can read on us defense,” said Pascua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My team had the desire to execute the game plan and they knew that it would need more than two people to beat the other team,” said Pascua in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Fying V Centre.READ: PSL: Sta. Lucia blanks Cignal to gain share of third placeFEATURED 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“We have to distribute the ball to throw off our opponents.”Sta. Lucia had five players score its last seven points as the Realtors came back from 18-15 down. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For Sta. Lucia, sharing the wealth was the key in its victory over Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga.The Lady Realtors reached 2-2 in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix after beating down the HD Spikers, 32-30, 25-22, 25-21, and head coach George Pascua credited his team’s unselfishness in the victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

NU repulses UST, returns to UAAP men’s volleyball finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Madzlan Gampong had a chance to finish off the Tiger Spikers but Isaiah Icalina denied him at the top to tie the third set at 24-24.After several back-and-forth hits, NU got into the all-important 30-29 match point after Bagunas hit it off UST’s blockade.Bagunas then worked his tail off in the defensive end, rising up to deny Arnold Bautista for the winner.Jayvee Sumagaysay led UST with 10 points.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FEU clobbers Arellano for first Filoil win 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 Bryan Bagunas put up 29 points to lead NU, which is eyeing its third title after winning back-to-back years in 2013 and 2014.Bulldogs head coach Dante Alinsunurin said their sixth finals appearance is their way of repaying the NU community for the support it has given the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This is for all the support NU has given us, and all our efforts have come to fruition,” said Alinsunurin. “We’re very happy that we were able to get back to our sixth finals.”NU’s finish in the third, however, was far from its dominant performance in the first two set. NU’s Bryan Bagunas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University went to its sixth straight championship round after dispatching University of Santo Tomas, 25-13, 25-13, 31-29, in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament.The top seed Bulldogs will wait for the winner of the series between second seed Far Eastern University and third seed Ateneo to determine their opponent in the best-of-three Finals.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Ateneo remains unblemished after dismantling UP

first_imgMOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ The Blue Eagles held fort at the first seed of Group A with a 3-0 card while the Fighting Maroons are still winless in the tournament.Ateneo used a strong fourth quarter and outscored the Fighting Maroons, 31-14, while also playing the stingiest of defenses.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 crownUP turned the ball over 18 times, eight of which were off steals for Ateneo, and shot 25-of-55 from the field.Part of UP’s struggles in the fourth was the Blue Eagles’ suffocating full-court press, and that kind of pressure defense was what Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin wanted from his players. Much-delayed World Cup stadium in Samara finally opens “Sometimes you won’t get the pressure from your opponents, UP played okay but they didn’t shoot the ball,” said Baldwin. “So if there’s no pressure from the opponent, the pressure’s going to come from the coaching staff.”Matt Nieto scored two straight baskets to give Ateneo a 92-62 lead with midway through the fourth and Anton Asistio followed it up with a three-pointer for the Blue Eagles’ 98-63 buffer with 2:19 left in the game.Asistio led Ateneo with 14 points while Raffy Verano added 11 points and six boards.Bright Akhuetie put up 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the winless Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo stayed spotless after a dominant 100-72 victory over University of the Philippines in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Olympic gold medalist Hanyu to receive prestigious award

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Cavs feel ‘robbed’ after Warriors win NBA Finals opener Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Two-time figure skating gold medalist Hanyu will receive the People’s Honor Award, the Japanese government announced on Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)TOKYO — Two-time figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu will receive the People’s Honor Award, the Japanese government announced on Friday.Established in 1977, the national award has been given to 25 individuals and one group for their achievements in sports, entertainment and culture.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Other Olympic gold medalists to have received the prestigious award are judoka Yasuhiro Yamashita, wrestlers Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho and marathon runner Naoko Takahashi.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the presentation ceremony will be held on July 2 in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office.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 crownThe 23-year-old Hanyu will be the youngest individual to receive the award.Hanyu became the first male figure skater in more than six decades to win consecutive Olympic gold medals when he took gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READlast_img read more

Asian Para Games: Medina gets table tennis silver, Taberna bags road race bronze

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum China continues to dominate the field with 62 golds, 27 silvers and 25 bronzes. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Medina bowed to Mao Jingdian of China in three sets, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6, in the gold medal match of the women’s singles table tennis TT8 final.Taberna, meanwhile, clocked 2:11:24.359 to finish in close third place in men’s road race C4 final at Sentul International Circuit.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 ChrissGuoping Wei of China topped the race with a time of 2:11:23.665, while Mohd Najib of Malaysia ended up in second with 2:11:24.307.The Philippines is in 13th place in the medal standings with two gold medals, three silvers and four bronzes. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippines added two more medals to its 2018 Asian Para Games haul with paddler Josephine Medina winning silver and cyclist  Godfrey Taberna bagging bronze on Tuesday in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Thai tennis umpires get life bans for match-fixing, betting View commentslast_img read more

Well-traveled Pearce finds a place as World Series MVP

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The well-traveled journeyman wound up as the World Series MVP on Sunday night after hitting two home runs that sent Boston over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5.READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World SeriesFEATURED 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“This has been the funnest year of my life,” Pearce said on the field at Dodger Stadium.It got better and better, too, as hundreds of Red Sox fans in the stands chanted “MVP! MVP!” Later, he strolled hand-in-hand with his young daughter behind home plate. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 comments Overall, the first baseman went 4 for 12 and drove in eight runs.Pretty good production for a guy acquired in midseason for a minor league infielder. He played 50 games after the trade — he became the first position player to win a World Series MVP while playing 50 or fewer games for the winning team in his career, the Elias Sports Bureau said.“You never know where the game will take you,” he said. “And I’ve gone through a lot in my life or in my career to be here, and I couldn’t be more thankful.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For a guy who just kept on truckin’ around the majors, he now has something shiny to show for it — a bright red truck, presented to him on the infield dirt as a most unlikely MVP.“Baseball’s a funny game,” he said. “The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen.”Traded from Toronto to the Red Sox in late June, the 35-year-old delivered the key hits in two straight games against the Dodgers.On Saturday, he launched a tying home run in the eighth inning, then added a three-run double in the ninth that sent Boston to a 9-6 win.Pearce got the Red Sox rolling in the clincher, connecting for a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw in the first inning. He capped his October spree with a solo drive off Pedro Baez in the eighth.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dodgers fans face familiar feelings with World Series loss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce holds the MVP trophy after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.He finally found his permanent place — in Red Sox lore.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Pellegrini shines as Roma beats CSKA 3-1 in Champions League

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After beating Madrid at home last month, CSKA’s young team showed a similar tenacious spirit to level the game at 1-1 in the 51st, the 20-year-old Ilzat Akhmetov sending a pass through the Roma defense for 19-year-old Arnor Sigurdsson to hold off two defenders and score with a calm finish.However, the game changed when CSKA lost its other Icelander, defender Hordur Magnusson, to a second yellow card and Pellegrini pounced for his first Champions League goal.Three minutes after the sending-off, Pellegrini took advantage of the disarray in CSKA’s defense to beat the offside trap, latching onto Bryan Cristante’s pass before shooting past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.“We needed to see the game out when we were in a winning position,” di Francesco said. “I’m not happy that the players relaxed a bit and I always demand they give 100 percent concentration.”Dzeko came into the game as the Champions League’s top scorer with five goals but his finishing against CSKA was wayward. At one point he dodged two CSKA defenders with excellent footwork only to send the ball straight at goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.ADVERTISEMENT Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during a Group G Champions League soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Roma at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW, Russia—With Edin Dzeko having an off night, Lorenzo Pellegrini stepped up for Roma in the Champions League.The Italy midfielder scored one goal and set up another as Roma beat 10-man CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Wednesday to close in on a spot in the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Since losing its opening group game 3-0 to Real Madrid, Roma has won three in a row and only needs one more victory to put qualification for the knockout stage beyond doubt. Madrid beat Plzen 5-0 in Group G’s other game Wednesday to sit tied with Roma on nine points.Despite the win, Roma coach Eusebio di Francesco said his team’s performance wasn’t good enough.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“After all, we reached the semifinals last year. We need to get our wins with more confidence and that’s how I want to improve the team,” he said through a translator.The Italian team started fast with Kostas Manolas heading in the fourth-minute opener from Pellegrini’s curling corner. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES CSKA is third in the group with four points from four games and has won just one of its last seven games since beating Madrid. CSKA hasn’t gone past the group stage since 2011-12.“We played a bit adventurously in defense at times, you could say,” said CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko, but paid tribute to his young team’s courage as the underdog. CSKA suffered a blow when right-back Mario Fernandes was forced off in the 12th minute after taking a blow to the head during a tackle.“According to the information we have it could be a concussion along with a broken cheekbone and nose, all together,” Goncharenko said. If confirmed, it would be the third time the Brazilian-born Russia player has broken his nose since 2015, and last year a serious break forced him to miss the Confederations Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lyon held to draw by 10-man Hoffenheim in Champions League View commentslast_img read more