LeBron James ties Michael Jordan’s double-figures streak

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James goes up to dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James has tied one of Michael Jordan’s most impressive records with his 866th consecutive game with at least 10 points.James matched Jordan’s 17-year-old mark Wednesday night against the Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets when he scored on a powerful alley-oop dunk on a pass from J.R. Smith in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas to have hip surgery, ending season Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 33-year-old James began his streak on Jan. 6, 2007. He can break Jordan’s record Friday night when the Cavaliers host the New Orleans Pelicans.James’ accomplishments are often compared to those of Jordan, who many still believe is the greatest NBA player ever.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 crownCavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew said before the game that it is a “phenomenal accomplishment,” but added “there will be more records down the road that he will be breaking. … if he continues to produce the numbers that he has been producing.”Jordan set his streak from 1986-2001. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

Murray tests hip, comes back to edge McDonald in Washington

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andy Murray of Britain chases a ball to return against Mackenzie McDonald during the first round of the Citi Open tennis tournament, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON — Andy Murray let out one yell, then another, and violently pumped his right fist. Quite a reaction, considering this was merely a first-round victory over an inexperienced opponent who recently cracked the top 100 for the first time.Still, this meant something to Murray. It was a test of his surgically repaired hip, and he put aside a deficit and some real rust to win his first hard-court match in nearly 1½ years, coming back at the Citi Open to edge Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I enjoyed getting through that one — obviously, you see by the celebration,” Murray said after a match that began a little past 10 p.m. Monday because of a rain delay, and ended at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.“It was great to get through that one,” he said, “but in terms of the actual way that I went about the match and played the match, I wasn’t that happy with it.”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’There were stretches when Murray looked very much like exactly what he is at the moment: a guy working his back from an operation in January. Particularly when he was failing to convert any of the five match points he held while serving for the win at 5-4 in the final set. He won on his seventh, though.Murray is a former No. 1 who owns two Wimbledon trophies plus another from the U.S. Open. But he’s ranked just 832nd now, on account of so much time away. He sat out the second half of last season because of the bad hip, and then didn’t compete this year until June. PBA fines San Miguel, Ginebra players for Game 2 spat LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs This match was only Murray’s fourth of 2018. No. 5 will come in the second round of the Citi Open against Kyle Edmund, the man who overtook him as Britain’s top-ranked man during Murray’s injury absence.“I’ll certainly have to play better tennis,” Murray said.He pulled out of Wimbledon on July 1 because, he said at the time, it “might be a bit too soon in the recovery process” for his hip to try to compete in best-of-five-set matches.Against McDonald, he said, “the movements and stuff were fine. I chased balls down. Obviously lasted pretty well.”Murray played just fine for the opening 10 minutes, breaking for a 2-0 lead. And then his game devolved for quite a lengthy spell into a ragged display, filled with six double-faults — two in a row to get broken to 2-1 — and shots that missed the mark.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The 23-year-old McDonald, a Californian who won NCAA singles and doubles titles at UCLA, made it to the fourth round at the All England Club this month, the first time he had made it that far at a major tournament. That put him into the top 100, and he’s now 80th.He took six of seven games in one stretch and was actually one point from serving for the victory, holding a break point while already ahead by a set and 4-3 in the second. Eventually, Murray righted himself, just before rain returned.That forced the postponement until Tuesday of a match involving another three-time major champ: Stan Wawrinka, who was scheduled to face American qualifier Donald Young.In other matches, Noah Rubin got past Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 6-4, Tim Smyczek beat Ricardas Berankis 7-6 (4), 6-2, and Malek Jaziri defeated Evgeny Donskoy 6-4, 6-1. Rubin now faces No. 2 seed John Isner, Jaziri plays No. 1 seed and defending champion Alexander Zverev, while Smyczek meets Zverev’s older brother, No. 15 seed Mischa.In women’s results, two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Kristie Ahn 6-2, 6-1, Katie Boulter eliminated No. 5 seed Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-0, and Andrea Petkovic defeated Jamie Loeb 6-1, 6-1.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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

NCAA: Knights turn back Blazers

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The Knights, who were determined to win in their home floor, held the Blazers scoreless in the 3:27 and strung a closing 7-0 run to pick up their third win against a loss.Letran continued to take advantage of their size with the frontcourt trio of Larry Muyang, Chris Fajarito, and Jeo Ambohot combining for 22 points and 22 rebounds.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’Bong Quinto, meanwhile, paced the Knights with 17 points.“We just like to take advantage of the strength that we obviously have and we did it again in this game,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Letran improved to solo third after outlasting St. Benilde, 64-60, in the NCAA Season 94 basketball tournament Tuesday at Letran Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Yankie Haruna finished with 13 points for St. Benilde, which dropped to 2-3, while Clement Leutcheu added 10 points, seven boards and five assists in the loss.The scores:Letran 64 – Quinto 17, Muyang 10, Fajarito 10, Batiller 8, Calvo 6, Yu 4, Balanza 2, Ambohot 2, Taladua 2, Mandreza 2, Celis 1, Balagasay 0, Agbong 0CSB 60 – Haruna 13, Leutcheu 10, Gutang 8, Dixon 8, Naboa 5, Velasco 5, Young 4, Domingo 3, Pasturan 2, Carlos 2Quarterscores: 13-17; 25-31; 43-44; 64-60ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Despite 2-1 lead, San Miguel wary of Ginebra comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

Porter overpowers Garcia to claim vacant WBC welterweight title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – Shawn Porter looks on against Andre Berto during their WBC welterweight eliminator bout at the Barclays Center on April 22, 2017 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPFormer champion Shawn Porter defeated Danny Garcia by unanimous decision late Saturday to win the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight title. The 30-year-old American won on all three judges scorecards as he threw more punches overall, but Garcia made it razor close by landing a higher percentage of punches at the Barclays Center arena in New York. ADVERTISEMENT Porter bulled his way through the fight, coming straight ahead and smothering Garcia with jabs and body shots to improve his record to 35-1 with 20 KOs in front of the crowd of 13,000.“He tried to out hustle me mostly at the end of the rounds. His hustle game was up tonight. I did my best to fight from the outside and the inside,” said Porter.  Garcia made his made his mark in the division with brilliant counterpunching skills, but he also had his left hook working well against the fellow American as the two traded rounds throughout most of the fight. Garcia suffered just the third loss of his career to go with 28 victories.“I thought I won this fight,” said Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown It turned out to be a terrific 12-round, 147-pound slugfest as two judges had it 115-113 while the other scored it 116-112. The judges agreed on only four rounds.Porter solidified his position as being one of the best welterweights in boxing’s deepest division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“This title means a lot to me,” said Porter. “It means a lot to the history and I wanted to be part of that.”He is hoping this victory lands him a chance to avenge a loss to unbeaten Keith Thurman, or a unification fight with Errol Spence. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Dubious draw denies Nietes fourth division title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Porter beat Devon Alexander in 2013 for the International Boxing Federation welterweight title and defended that crown twice before losing it by majority decision to Britain’s Kell Brook in 2014.Garcia beat Mexico’s Erik Morales for the WBC super-lightweight crown in March 2012 and took the World Boxing Association version of the crown from Britain’s Amir Khan four months later. He spent two years ruling the division before moving up in weight.In 2016, he beat Robert Guerrero for the WBC welterweight crown but lost it last year to Thurman in a split decision at Barclays Center. Garcia last fought in February, stopping Brandon Rios.Thurman needed right elbow surgery after beating Garcia, and suffered a bruised left hand last March in training for his next fight. He vacated the WBC crown in April, setting the stage for Garcia to face Porter with the winner a possible next foe for Thurman, 28-0 with 22 knockouts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Jerry Codiñera resigns as Arellano head coach

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Junjie Aban will be taking over the head coaching duties on an interim capacity for the remainder of the Chiefs’ campaign in  Season 94.Codiñera was the architect of the most fruitful seasons Arellano had in its nine-year stay in the NCAA.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 former PBA great led the Chiefs to runner-up finishes in Season 90, his first with Arellano, and Season 92 with both years ending in title losses to San Beda.Codiñera tallied a cumulative 52-41 record as the Chiefs’ head mentor. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jerry Codiñera has resigned from his post as the head coach of Arellano University’s men’s basketball team, the school announced on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Rafael Nadal to miss Asian tournaments due to knee injury Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Chiefs, though, have been inconsistent so far in Season 94, sitting at the sixth seed with a 4-7 record. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Red Lions, Pirates meet again

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown While San Beda’s 83-72 pummelling of fourth seed Perpetual showcased the Red Lions’ readiness for the finals, their multititled coach could not help but marvel at their next foe’s form.Robert Bolick shot 23 points, including 16 in the second half, while AC Soberano found his range in the third period to lift the Red Lions to a roaring finish.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 ChrissBefore their match, Fernandez watched in awe as the Lyceum Pirates destroyed the Letran Knights, 109-85.San Beda swept Lyceum in last season’s finals, but there’s no guarantee of a repeat, particularly with the way the Pirates turned a close game into a blowout in the second half against the in-form Knights. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ “It will be tough to repeat,” said Fernandez.Both teams will have more than a week to prepare before they go to battle in Game 1 on Nov. 6 at Mall of Asia Arena.San Beda will gun for a third straight title and an 11th crown in 13 years, while Lyceum will aim anew for its first crown.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda overcame a tough Perpetual Help squad to clinch a 13th straight NCAA championship appearance, but it wasn’t the Red Lions’ stellar performance that played in the mind of coach Boyet Fernandez as he left the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tio’s next stops: Tokyo, Paris Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ronaldo responds to award reports by leading Juventus to win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Now, amid reports that he’s been left off the podium for the Ballon d’Or prize to be presented next month, teammates say Ronaldo trained harder than ever this week.The training paid off, as Ronaldo scored the opening goal and helped set up the second as Juventus extended its unbeaten start in Serie A by beating promoted Spal 2-0 on Saturday.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chiefs’ Hill fined $10K by NFL for peace sign gesture Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ It wasn’t the buildup Roma wanted ahead of a visit by Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. However, Madrid struggled even more on Saturday, losing at Eibar 3-0 in the Spanish league.In Udine, Rodrigo De Paul collected a backheel pass from Ignacio Pussetto and chipped over onrushing Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante early in the second half.Roma controlled 77 percent of the possession in the first half.“A team that dominated for an hour has to score a goal. It has to,” Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said. “A team that wants to become big and strong has to make that level of possession and pressure count. That’s what makes me angry. Evidently we haven’t matured enough yet.”Roma had beaten Udinese in all 10 of their previous meetings. What’s more, Udinese hadn’t won in more than two months.Roma is seventh overall. Ronaldo’s latest score gave him nine in Serie A, matching Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek for tops in the league.Near the half-hour mark, Ronaldo beat everyone to redirect in a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.In the 60th, Ronaldo’s pull back on a counterattack set up a shot for Douglas Costa, whose effort was swatted into the path of Mario Mandzukic, who scored from the rebound.“Ronaldo is a step ahead of his opponents,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “On the second goal, as soon as he gained control he knew that he was going to pull it back to Douglas Costa.”Juventus moved nine points ahead of second-place Napoli, which hosts Chievo Verona on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Croatia international Modric and France teammates Kylian Mbappe Raphael Varane are reportedly the finalists for the Ballon d’Or — which would mean that panelists relied heavily on the World Cup, where France beat Croatia for the title.Before transferring to Juventus, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to its third straight Champions League title last season, and led the competition with 15 goals — five more than anyone else. All players, coaches and referees had red marks painted on their faces as part of a Serie A campaign to combat violence against women.Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in September in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.BALDE BRACEKeita Balde scored twice and set up another goal as Inter Milan beat visiting Frosinone 3-0 to move level on points with Napoli.Ten minutes in at the San Siro, Keita evaded two defenders with a series of fakes before scoring from inside the area.Lautaro Martinez doubled the advantage near the hour mark by heading in a cross from Keita, then Keita found the target again after being set up by Matteo Politano.On loan from Monaco, Keita hadn’t scored before for Inter.INCONSISTENT ROMARoma’s lack of consistency was highlighted in a 1-0 loss at relegation-threatened Udinese.It was the third time this season Roma lost to a team near the bottom of the standings, beside Bologna and Spal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo gives the thumb-up sign as he sports a red sign on his face on the occasion of the day against violence on women, prior to a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and SPAL, at the Turin Allianz Stadium, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA visa AP)ROME — Nothing seems to motivate Cristiano Ronaldo more than the suggestion that other players are better than him.That was evident when Ronaldo skipped the UEFA player of the year award ceremony in August when he learned that former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric gained the honor.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Lady Eagles soar past Tigresses

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Muntinlupa nears semis Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Rondina also had help, with rookie Eya Laure chipping in 21 points.But the offense was not enough for UST to extend a three-game winning streak as the Tigresses absorbed their third loss in eight games.Earlier, University of the East got a big jolt in the third set but still managed to keep its poise and turned back National University, 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16.Poised to take the win in just three sets, the Lady Warriors found the going rough in the third frame as the Lady Bulldogs raced to a 24-18 lead and forged a fourth set.Veterans Me-Anne Mendrez and Judith Abil put things in order in the fourth set to secure UE’s second victory in eight games, tying NU.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Their seventh win in eight matches kept the Lady Eagles firmly entrenched at the top while sending a message across the field that no one player can beat them.The win also allowed Ateneo to keep its mastery of UST, extending its streak in their head-to-head rivalry to 15 games dating back to Season 74.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRondina equaled a league record held by one of the league’s most illustrious stars, dropping 35 points on the Ateneo defense.But the Lady Eagles were simply up to the challenge and refused to just fold up and die. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption It was a revenge of sorts for the Lady Warriors, who bowed to the young Lady Bulldogs in the first round.Maddie Madayag scored 23 points, 11 of them on kill-blocks, to frustrate UST’s vaunted gunners, including the heavy hitter Dimdim Pacres, the designated third option who was limited to six points.When Madayag heard of her stats, she was surprised: “Serious? Oh my gosh. I just played my game and did whatever I can to contribute to the team.”Kat Tolentino added 20 points, and Ateneo also got big games from team captain Bea de Leon and libero Dani Ravena.The Tigresses were never the same after failing to wrap it up in the third set, although Rondina continued her scoring binge.The two teams exchanged leads several times until Ateneo took advantage of Eya Laure’s service error at the 10-10 score line and took it up a notch for the 13-10 advantage after Kat Tolentino’s ace.Rondina matched the league record of Alyssa Valdez for Ateneo in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kat Tolentino ofAteneo towersover UST star SisiRondina for a kill.—SHERWINVARDELEONBrandishing the fighting heart that mattered when the chips were down, Ateneo negated the massive firepower that University of Santo Tomas packed behind star hitter Sisi Rondina.Facing match-point and the prospects of seeing their six-game winning streak snapped via a straight sets loss, the Lady Eagles came charging back to score a come-from-behind 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11 victory on Wednesday night at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

New AFL Not for Fun

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Prioritize Health Sector in Budget, Says Health Advocacy Group

first_imgA health advocacy group, National Health Advocacy Network of Liberia is calling on the government to correct mistakes that led to almost two weeks of strike from the nation’s health workers.The group came out with the request following two days of strategic planning held to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.The call by the group—for government to give preference to the Health sector—raised the specter (ghost) of a strike action by health workers across the country that led to a serious health crisis last month.According to the group, low incentives for health workers is contributing to the increasing flight of experienced medical practitioners to other countries. They listed regular shortages of needed drugs, and poorly equipped medical facilities as other hurdles constantly faced in the health-care sector.In a statement, the health advocacy group called on government to respect the Abuja Declaration which, among other things, calls for commitment to the Health sector by increasing financial allotments in order to fight infant mortality.As June approaches for the passage of the fiscal budget, the NHANL is of the view that government remains aware of the plight of health workers and is investigating the causes of problems they face in order to address them.Briefing the Daily Observer on some of the plights of health workers, a representative of the group said that health workers have complained of low incentives, lack of social security benefits, and discrepancies in salaries for years.On the issue of salary discrepancy, the group noted that certain people are given preferential treatment by receiving salaries in US Dollars while others receive theirs in less valuable Liberian Dollars.In addition, the group noted that government only provides a single uniform for health workers when they should receive three sets per person.“A quality public health care system is critical for improving life expectancy and has numerous social and economic benefits; they include national savings on amounts that would otherwise be expended on expensive foreign health trips,” the group emphasized.The National Health Advocacy Network of Liberia is also planning a full documentary to map health challenges in Montserrado County.The research would focus on access to quality public health services and facilities in Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more