Go for Gold signs Paul Desiderio

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Paul will be a big boost to us offensively. He’s one of the best players in college basketball now,” he said as the Cebuano guard replaces JK Casiño in the roster.Tiu shared he has been craving for Desiderio’s services when he was building up his Go for Gold squad, but coach Bo Perasol wanted all of his Fighting Maroons to focus on the team’s preparations for the upcoming UAAP Season 81.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 folk“Paul was actually one of the first persons that I wanted to get when we formed the team, but he had some obligations to do for his school,” he said.But desperate times call for desperate measures, and Tiu finally got the green light from Perasol just in time for the Scratchers to make their late rally to make it to the top six. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Desiderio will make his debut for go for Gold on Monday against Wangs Basketball-Letran.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEyeing one last push in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, Go for Gold signed Paul Desiderio for the remainder of the conference.Scratchers coach Charles Tiu welcomed the arrival of the cold-blooded scorer from University of the Philippines in hopes of improving the team’s even 4-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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’m very grateful that coach Bo allowed him to play for us,” he said.The 21-year-old Desiderio averaged 16.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in his fourth year in UP, leading the squad to a fifth place finish this past UAAP Season 80.He last saw action in the D-League for Cafe France back in the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup.Tiu said Desiderio is definitely a big addition to the team, but the problem will be his familiarity with the squad as he seeks to quickly blend in with J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, ex-pro Jerwin Gaco, and young forward Justin Gutang.“The challenge will be to integrate him to our team. It will not be easy,” he said. “We have a system on offense and defense that he has to adjust to in two practices only. It will be very tough and honestly, it is a bit of a gamble to make a change this late with short preparation time. But we need to win the last three games to make the playoffs and it’s all or nothing.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hotshots prepare for worst heading into Game 2last_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