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MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Gin Kings dominated the Bolts all the way, pummeling Meralco defensively and forcing the tournament’s best three-point shooting team to struggle from that distance all night.But Cone believes that they caught the Bolts in their off night, and, talking from experience, would want his charges to be on their guard in Game 2 on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just got them on a night where they were a bit rusty,” the two-time Grand Slam champion said.“The key for us right now is to stay sharp and fresh,” he added. “They are going to have a lot of emotion [coming from a Game 1 loss] and we need to match that emotion.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Ginebra led practically from the start, opening up a 17-point lead in the second quarter and never looking back with Justin Brownlee churning out superior all-around numbers while getting the local support Allen Durham couldn’t muster from his Meralco back ups.The Bolts made just three triples in the first half and finished with an 8-for-34 clip, and this is something which coach Norman Black said needs to be addressed for his Bolts to stand a chance against the hulking Kings.“We shot poorly from the perimeter,” Black said. “We also took too many [three-pointers]. We average just around 21 [per game] but took about 35.”Black feels it was more than just Ginebra’s choking defense that did the Bolts in.“We give them credit for their defense,” Black said. “But at the same time, it was also bad execution on our part.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next PBA IMAGESAfter 30 previous appearances in a title series, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone is not one to get carried away despite an impressive conquest of the enemy on Friday night.“You take everything with a grain of salt,” Cone said after a 102-87 ripping of Meralco in Lucena at the start of the best-of-seven series for the PBA Governors’ Cup. “This is not representative of anything as the series goes on.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Title run just perfect for NU View comments
Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes will parade the same lineup on Monday vs Taipei at Smart Araneta coliseum with naturalized player Andray Blatche and chief point guard Jayson Castro William leading the way.Completing the roster are June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Kiefer Ravena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough Reyes didn’t make any changes and opted to keep Raymond Almazan, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz in the team’s reserve list, he made it clear that he wasn’t satisfied with how the Philippines played against Japan.“Obviously, I’m not (satisfied). Even far from it. But the important thing is we won, so we’ll take that,” he said, hammering to his boys of the mistakes they committed against the Akatsuki Five, namely the paltry field goal shooting, the high turnover rate, and the opposing team’s offensive rebounding. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes said the similarities between Japan and Chinese Taipei made him decide not to tinker with the lineup.“We decided to no longer make any changes with our roster because Japan and Chinese Taipei are very similar in their make up. We won, so why make a change?” Reyes said Sunday after wrapping up the team’s afternoon practice session at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Blatche expects Taipei to play zone, says Gilas has to make shots Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel PLAY LIST 01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES The Philippines is coming off a 77-71 win over Japan on Friday in Tokyo but Reyes warned his wards against complacency. “There’s a chance that they can always spring some surprises against us and were unable to do that in their game against Australia.”“We know them pretty well. A lot of their players are the players that we’ve played with against before. So we focused on their individual tendencies and just knowing the players we’re guarding. We just have to be prepared,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess It took a comeback for the ages from the country’s top club, Ceres-Negros, to finally exorcize some old ghosts at Bung Karno last Tuesday night.READ: Down 2 goals, Ceres-Negros completes jaw-dropping turnaroundFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFacing the mighty Persija Jakarta and an intimidating crowd of almost 35,000, the Busmen pulled off a 3-2 victory over in the AFC Cup.It wasn’t just the win, but the manner it was hammered out that made the feat even more remarkable. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ceres-Negros pulls off stunning comeback at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Photo from AFC Cup WebsiteJAKARTA—The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium right in the middle of the business district here has not been kind to Filipino football teams over the past two decades.Although they’ve improved in recent years, the Azkals have not won in the 80,000-capacity stadium against their Indonesian counterparts in three meetings. A 13-1 beatdown suffered at the hands of the hosts in the 2002 Southeast Asian football championships remains one of the worst results of the Philippines in the international stage.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The Busmen will be looking to build on the win as they have virtually sealed their spot in the knockout stage of the competition.“The win only helps build the character of the team,” said Ceres captain Martin Steuble.“When you’re 2-0 down and you come back at this stadium, in this country, in this team with incredible fans, it’s great.”Schrock said “great teams” are built facing these types of challenges. “It’s just unbelievable,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Down 0-2 after conceding twice early in the second half, the Busmen showed grit and resilience, battling back and taking maximum points, thanks to goals from substitute Miguel Tanton, Bienvenido Maranon and Mike Ott, who fired home the match-winner in the 92nd minute that kept Ceres’ record perfect in the group stage.The win on Indonesian soil turned out to be the latest milestone for Ceres, which won the first AFC Asean zonal title two years ago, before pulling off a massive upset against Australian club Brisbane Roar in the AFC Champions League last year.READ: Tough battle up for Ceres Negros“These type of matches is why you play football,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock, who provided the assist to Maranon and Ott’s goals. “Right in front of a big crowd, really passionate fans when you are supposed to be underdogs. You just wish you had that type of crowd in the Philippines.”Schrock was aware of the national team’s woeful record in the stadium, but he was more fired up by comments from Indonesian fans that he and other foreign-born Filipino players represent the country because they have gone through the process of naturalization.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES View comments Despite 1-3 deficit, Fuel Masters not throwing in the towel just yet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli boss Ancelotti defends Genk stalemateby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti defended their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Genk.The Azzurri hit the woodwork three times and saw Kalidou Koulibaly’s effort cleared off the line at the Luminus Arena.“It was a good performance and we had several chances for the breakthrough,” Ancelotti said on Sky Sport Italia.“Our finishing wasn’t very effective and we were a little unlucky too. The only risk we had at the back came after a slip, so we were always in control.“It’s an extra point, we showed grit and determination, but could’ve finished our chances better.”
Taylor Decker spent part of his Wednesday morning doing some work that should please Ohio State fans greatly. The Buckeyes’ offensive tackle surfed Twitter, found a bunch of incorrect predictions made about his national champion team and retweeted them. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman found eight tweets that proved to be very, very wrong. There are plenty, plenty more out there to be found, too. Funny how things work, often those who said you couldn’t will cheer the loudest when you do #raisethewhiteropes— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) February 25, 2015 @TDeck68 @TDeck68Decker recognized one of the few people who did not lose faith in Ohio State, too. @TDeck68 looks like i was the opposite of those people pic.twitter.com/4fac4tLB1f— Thomas Khristenko (@ChefKyrie) February 25, 2015Taylor Decker: really good offensive lineman, even better user of Twitter.
Remember the video of Ohio State men’s basketball players Aaron Craft, Jon Diebler and Jared Sullinger singing Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A?” Do you wish you could see those three sing the song live? If the OSU men’s basketball team had a midnight madness, that performance could happen. Started by Charles “Lefty” Driesell at the University of Maryland, midnight madness is currently a major part of the college basketball world, and it took place last Friday night. Driesell came up with the idea in 1971 to have his Terrapins’ first practice of the season at the earliest possible time that the NCAA would allow: midnight. Schools across the country have since adopted that idea, with the midnight practice now transforming into more of a preseason party hosted by the basketball team than work on the court. Students, alumni and fans gather at a teams’ arena to see their program introduce that year’s team. Different schools do different things, but the event usually involves the team performing a song or dance, the head coach giving a speech, and an intrasquad scrimmage. This year, Connecticut had a dunk contest, Syracuse got Carmelo Anthony to show up and interact with the crowd, and Maryland had an alumni scrimmage featuring some of their current and former NBA players. Nonathlete celebrities show up for the madness as well. Rapper Wale performed at Georgetown’s event last season, and 50 Cent appeared at Villanova’s five years ago. Basically, all the big-time programs have some form of a season tip-off event highlighted by entertaining performances and all-star game-type defense scrimmages. Except for the Buckeyes. It’s not as if OSU doesn’t have a big enough basketball program to host such an event. Two 30-win seasons and a national title game appearance in the last five years, along with an anticipated top-five team this year puts the Buckeyes among the nation’s top teams. Why not celebrate something that OSU does well? With the current state of the football program, the men’s basketball team should be the pride of the athletic department. Hosting an event that takes attention away from the football team and focusing it onto a basketball program that has done nothing but win and represent the school well in recent years needs to happen. The possibilities for the event are endless. A scrimmage between players, both former and current, would certainly entertain. Who wouldn’t want to see Sullinger posting up Greg Oden or William Buford trying to shake Evan Turner? Ohio natives Kid Cudi, Bow Wow, or Chip tha Ripper could perform. If those three aren’t available, I’m sure the crowd wouldn’t mind being serenaded by the voices of Craft and Sullinger. Who knows, maybe known Buckeye fan Lebron James would show up. Either way, OSU is missing out on a big part of the college basketball world, and it’s time for change.
The Ohio State men’s hockey team just keeps on rolling. OSU came into a Friday afternoon contest against No. 14-ranked Northern Michigan unbeaten in its last five games, but fell behind Wildcats, 1-0, in the first period. The Buckeyes responded with four unanswered goals over the final two periods, however, and upset Northern Michigan, 4-1. OSU Sophomore forward Alex Szczechura tied the game in the second period and a third-period tally by sophomore forward Chris Crane put OSU in front for good. Senior captain Cory Schneider scored two goals late in regulation to clinch the upset. “I thought we got better as the game went on,” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said after the game. “We’re all about competing and work and goals by committee… It’s fun to coach these kids.” The Wildcats struck first, scoring on a shot from sophomore center Stephan Vigier shot at 16:07 in the first period to take a 1-0 lead. Junior left winger Kory Kaunisto assisted on the tally, the only for either team in the first period. The Buckeyes came out firing in the second period. OSU took 12 second-period shots, and one found the back of the net early. Szczechura out-muscled a defender behind Northern Michigan senior goalie Reid Ellingson’s net. Szczechura then wrapped around the goal before firing a shot home from close range to tie the score at 1-1. “(We were) working hard down low and I just kind of got (the puck) and took it to the net,” Szczechura said of his goal. “Luckily for me, it just went in. Nothing special about it.” Two Wildcats penalties gave OSU a 5-on-3 advantage just minutes later, but Ellingson denied four Buckeyes’ shots and Northern Michigan held OSU off. OSU outshot Northern Michigan, 17-8, through two periods, but the 1-1 score held as the third period began. At 10:38 of the final period, Northern Michigan freshman defenseman Jake Baker received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for an open-ice hit on OSU senior Danny Dries. After having his head illegally contacted by Baker, Dries eventually returned to his feet. Moments later, the Buckeyes made the Wildcats pay on the resulting power play when Crane poked a goal passed Ellingson to put OSU up. “They took a five-minute major and we capitalized,” Crane said. “Going hard to the net — that’s our mentality as Ohio State and it worked out for us.” With just more than two minutes to play Schneider, a forward, jammed a goal passed Ellingson to clinch the upset. Schneider also added an empty-net goal in the final minute of play. Senior goalie Cal Heeter stopped 13-of-14 shots in the game to preserve the win, which improved OSU’s record to 7-3-1 overall and 4-2-1-1 in the CCHA. The Wildcats fall to 4-3-3 overall and 1-2-3-2 in the CCHA. The two teams will meet again at the Schottenstein Center Saturday with the opening face-off set for 7:05 p.m.
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India’s Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday.The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested.Last month her parents asked the country’s top court to allow her to have a late-term abortion but the request was turned down.Indian law does not allow medical terminations after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to either the life of the mother or her child.“She gave birth through C-section today (Thursday). Both the girl and her baby are doing fine,” doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.“The surgery was uneventful. There were no complications whatsoever. The baby weighed 2.2 kilos (4.8 pounds) and is in the neonatal ICU for now.”The Press Trust of India news agency said the girl was unaware that she had delivered a child and the parents had decided to put the baby up for adoption.Her parents have told her that she had a stone in her stomach and had undergone surgery to remove it, PTI said.India has a grim record of sexual assaults on minors with 20,000 cases of rape or sexual assaults reported in 2015, according to government data.
Kevin LilesKevin Liles’ For A Better Baltimore Foundation is sponsoring a Back to School Festival, noon to 4 p.m., at Security Square Mall in Baltimore County with the hopes of helping children focus on preparing for a new school year.The event, co-hosted by BCPS Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will feature educational games, free backpacks and school supplies, as well as live entertainment and free immunizations. This third annual Back to School Festival is an opportunity for school children of all ages to celebrate and prepare for the arrival of the new school year, which begins Aug. 27.The traditionally well-attended festival is open to all county students and will include a variety of community resources and children’s activities, as well as several surprise celebrity guests.For more information, visit http://www.lilesforbaltimore.org/.