New-look Archers earn praise from Baldwin: They’re rugged, hardworking

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls La Salle is far from the team it used to be following the departure of Ben Mbala, Ricci Rivero and former coach Aldin Ayo.ADVERTISEMENT That toughness by La Salle nearly dealt Ateneo its first loss in the preseason after it climbed back from a four-point hole with 23.5 seconds left in regulation.Baldwin was impressed most with Santillan, who has emerged as one of the Archers’ main weapons this coming UAAP season.“Nobody is going to talk about Santi as the most talented player, but you talk about gutsy, you talk about clever. Watch him and his offensive rebounding he’s spectacular because he moves to where the ball is gonna rebound. He has tremendous feel,” Baldwin praised.Santillan and Justine Baltazar provided the muscle for La Salle, combining for 35 points and 22 rebounds with the former University of Visayas star leading the Archers with a game-high 19 points that went with nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Janine Pontejos gets gold in Fiba 3×3 shootout Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But that doesn’t mean the Green Archers are no longer a force to reckon with.On Tuesday, Ateneo faced new-look La Salle and right away, Blue Eagles coach Tab Baldwin noticed the changes to the Green Archers starting with big man Santi Santillan.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“Entirely different team. This is a big team, this is a rugged team,” Baldwin said after the Blue Eagles’ 81-75 overtime win in the Filoil Preseason Cup. “I think they’re characterized more by Santi Santillan’s toughness than they are by perhaps a lot of the glitz and glamour that was associated with the Green Archers last year.”“I don’t see any of that. I see a bunch of guys that are tough, hardworking, they’re big, they’re rugged and you know, they’re going to be a handful for everybody because they’re going to make life in and around the basket really tough,” he added. “The paint is gonna be a hard place to play the game against La Salle this coming year.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES 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 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 commentslast_img read more

Manganti gives sneak peek of improved game with huge Filoil performance

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 WATCH: Tequila! Delirious Mexicans party outside South Korean embassycenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial But Robert Bolick and the Lions had other plans as they hung on to a 64-62 victory at Filoil Flying V Centre.For Manganti, he wanted to get out of his slump and leave a memorable performance in his last Filoil tournament with the Falcons.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 my last Filoil tournament so I just want to leave my mark and try to get us a win but it wasn’t enough,” Manganti said.Manganti caught fire in the last five minutes of the game and sank five three-pointers and an and-one. Manganti added he improved his shooting and dribbling thanks to assistant coaches Don Allado and Ren-Ren Ritualo.“I’ve been working with coach Don Allado and coach Ren-Ren Ritualo and just help me develop my overall game,” Manganti said.Despite the Falcons’ exit in the tournament, Manganti sees his performance as a sign of improvement for the Falcons in the upcoming UAAP season.“I think our team has a good chance of winning this year and individually, I want to prove that I’m one of the best small forwards in college basketball,” Manganti said. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingADVERTISEMENT Adamson small forward Sean Manganti almost singlehandedly lifted the Falcons into the semifinals after scoring 18 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter of a Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup duel with San Beda on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

NU Bulldogs eye nothing less than Final 4 in UAAP Football

first_imgLATEST STORIES “From here on, I don’t think we’re going to settle for less than the top four,” co-team manager Joseph Garcia said in the Philippine Sportswriters’ Association forum at Tapa King in Cubao Tuesday.With La Salle and Ateneo getting most of the talents from Luzon, the Bulldogs, on the other hand, capitalized on recruiting from Visayas and Mindanao.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’NU now boasts a 78-man juniors and seniors pool, which include blue-chip recruits from the recent Palarong Pambansa last April.“I think with what we have now with very competitive teams both from the seniors and juniors program, we’re a team to watch out for,” Garcia said. The Bulldogs will join the 16th edition of Ang Liga this July and the University Games in October to help improve the team’s performance.“Our preparation for next season is to put the players in an environment where the competition is always on the highest level because that’s the only way they would become very natural players,” said NU head coach Mari Aberasturi. Ma. Angelica D. Garcia and Justin Robert ValenciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Some members of the NU Football team at the PSA Forum Tuesday. Photo by Angelica Garcia/PDI traineeAfter concluding the 15th Ang Liga tournament in third place, the National University football team is aiming for nothing lower than a Final Four spot next UAAP season.The Bulldogs finished at sixth place last season due to a spate of injuries and suspensions but are confident they will come back stronger next year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Ayton thriving with competition, schedule at NBA Summer League Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Jhack Tepora delivers stunning 9th round TKO for world title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Jhack Tepora after knocking out his Mexican opponent. Photo by Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR — Jhack Tepora said he would knockout Edivaldo Ortega and he kept his promise on Sunday.Tepora added his name to the list of Filipino world champions after earning the interim vacant WBA featherweight title with a TKO win in the ninth round.ADVERTISEMENT Channing Frye returning to Cavaliers 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 LATEST STORIES “I’m very happy because I’ve been wanting to be a world champion since I was kid,” said Tepora in Filipino.The 25-year-old Tepora connected on a right uppercut that decked Ortega and drew a roar from the predominantly Filipino crowd at Axiata Arena.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’Ortega, who kept coming forward, got up before getting wobbled again, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight at the 2:38 mark.Tepora kept his record unblemished with 22 wins, 17 off knockouts and dealt Ortega, who owns 26 wins, his second loss. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Rafael Nadal warned for time in easy US Open victory

first_imgReal Madrid re-sign Mariano Diaz for 33 million 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vasek Pospisil, left, of Canada, and Rafael Nadal, of Spain, shake hands after Nadal won their second-round match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Defending champion Rafael Nadal’s only trace of a problem during his second-round victory at the U.S. Open was a warning for letting the 25-second serve clock expire.And Nadal was convinced that even that wasn’t really his fault.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadal won 46 of 55 first-serve points and wore down Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night.The serve clocks are making their Grand Slam debut at Flushing Meadows, and folks have been curious to see whether that would have any effect on Nadal, who is known for taking his time between points. At 2-1 in the final set, he drew a warning from the chair umpire because the 25 seconds ran out. Nadal was convinced that the only reason that happened was that he paused when Pospisil briefly put a hand up to ask him to wait.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’Either way, the 2-hour win was over soon thereafter.last_img read more

Silver NBA memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The league urged teams to consider making more than a dozen changes, including:— Increasing the number of female staff, including in leadership and supervisory positions.— Better harassment-reporting procedures for victims of misconduct.— Additional commitments to ensuring that harassment is eliminated and diversity is improved.— Anonymous workplace culture surveys of employees.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 76ers set to turn promising season into must-see TV Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Use this opportunity to make changes and create a dialogue within your organizations about workplace policies, procedures and respectful conduct,” Silver wrote.The league asked clubs to have what they are calling “Community Conversations” with their own employees within the next two weeks about the investigation and subsequent report about the Mavericks. Dallas owner Mark Cuban announced Wednesday — when the report was released following a months-long probe that began after problems were detailed in a Sports Illustrated article in February — that he will contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence.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 ChrissCuban was not personally involved in any of the incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks’ organization. The investigation made clear that others within the organization were allowing an environment in which workplace misconduct was rampant.“Respect and integrity are core NBA values, and we all must work to ensure that they are reflected in the culture and workplaces of our organizations,” Silver wrote. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title — Stronger human-resource departments.— Sexual harassment training, with special training for managers and supervisors.— Having general counsel employed in-house.Silver said all of the recommendations were made specifically for the Mavericks in the investigators’ report.“But we at the league office thought it was so well done that it clearly put in one place a set of rules that we think all workplaces should follow, frankly, in the NBA and in all industries,” Silver said during a news conference after the Board of Governors meetings in New York.“We saw this as an opportunity to send those directly to our teams and say, ‘Take a look at what you’re currently doing and make sure, literally go down this checklist and make sure that you’re doing those things as well.’”The NBA has already established a leaguewide “Respect in the Workplace” hotline, one that was established after the Mavs story broke last winter.“Open and honest dialogue about these issues is critically important and the league office can supply facilitators if needed to conduct these conversations in person,” Silver wrote. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ LATEST STORIES FILE – In this May 31, 2018, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif. Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations, according to a memo sent to all teams Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, and obtained by The Associated Press (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations.Silver, in a memo sent to all teams Friday and obtained by The Associated Press, also asked teams to thoroughly review the report that was released earlier this week about the Mavericks. The league stopped short of flatly ordering the 29 other clubs to institute new policies, though Silver’s wishes were very clear.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Handle with care

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Louie Alas is concerned about one thing coming into Phoenix Petroleum’s critical clash with Rain or Shine. And he knows that if they get to address this problem the right way, things will look bright for the Fuel Masters in the playoffs of the PBA Governors’ Cup.“We need to handle the ball better, a lot better,” Alas told the Inquirer after practice as his Fuel Masters are leading the league in turnovers with close to 20 a game. “We’re giving the enemy so many extra possessions because of this.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The complication Alas mentioned could be ending up tied with the Beermen—who would be in full force by then—for the last twice-to-beat privilege.Phoenix is at 6-3 and with eight wins looking like the magic number to seal a win-once incentive in the first round of the playoffs, it has no room for, well, errors.As things stand, idle Magnolia, Alaska and Barangay Ginebra are tied for the lead with 7-2 records and all with two games remaining.The Fuel Masters are in their first playoff appearance in the Louie Alas era and will be closing out against the Blackwater Elite next week.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 MOST READ “That’s my main concern, because as far as my players are concerned, I have a healthy roster,” Alas continued as Phoenix battles undermanned Rain or Shine Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay where it seeks the first of two wins needed to take a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs.“We are shooting for eight (wins), definitely,” Alas said of their overall record. “Seven (wins) could give you complications (of a playoff for a top four seat).”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 ChrissRain or Shine is in the tailend of the 12-team pack with a 2-6 record and a loss would eliminate the Elasto Painters from further contention even as San Miguel Beer also tries to snuff out the chances of NorthPort and enhance its own bid to make the playoffs in the upper half of the draw.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo finally rejoined the Beermen in practice Tuesday but could sit out the 7 p.m. main event as the Beermen also enter the homestretch of their elimination round schedule where they need to win all their remaining games to have a shot at the quarterfinal bonus. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo’s Kouame has his eyes set on a bigger prizelast_img read more

Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals

first_imgSurging Beermen blast Painters in Fajardo’s return 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? “There’s still lots of work ahead,” said sixth-seeded Svitolina. “It’s the last match of the season, definitely now, and I’m going to give my best and leave everything on court.”Svitolina is chasing her fourth title this season, having already won at Brisbane, Dubai and Rome.Svitolina qualified for a second consecutive WTA Finals this year only because her Dutch opponent on Saturday failed to reach the Moscow semifinals. Bertens eventually qualified for the eight-player field when No. 1 Simona Halep withdrew from the tournament with a back injury.Bertens saved one set point on her serve in the 10th game of the first set, but couldn’t repeat that trick in the 12th game, double-faulting at 15-40 to surrender the set.Bertens failed to capitalize on four set points ahead of the second set tiebreaker, but pushed the match into a decisive third set with a return winner on her next set point.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Serving for her place in the final, Svitolina saved two break points before shutting Bertens down.This year is the first time since the round-robin format was reintroduced in 2003 that none of the top four seeded players — No. 1 Kerber, No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 3 Osaka and No. 4 Petra Kvitova — reached the semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think physically in the end it was just about running and chasing every ball.”Bertens played too risky a brand of tennis, posting 41 winners to 12 for Svitolina, but also making 63 to 36 unforced errors.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 ChrissSvitolina won all three of her round-robin matches.Sloane Stephens, who also went 3-0 in the round-robin format, plays Karolina Pliskova in the second semifinal. Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine, right, greet by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands after their women’s singles semi final match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)SINGAPORE — Last year Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to play singles at the WTA Finals. This year Svitolina became the first woman from her country to reach the season-ending final after beating Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday.“It feels amazing and it was such a tough battle today,” said Svitolina, who pumped her fists and then blew kisses to the crowd after winning the semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Dodgers’ Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Harden out again for Rockets, likely to return vs Bulls 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. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)NEW YORK — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the market.Left-handers Patrick Corbin (Arizona), Dallas Keuchel (Houston) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (Los Angeles Dodgers) also received qualifying offers as did outfielder A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A free agent can be made a qualifying offer only if he has been with the same team continuously since opening day and has never received a qualifying offer before. Because of those rules, Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson were among the players who were ineligible to receive offers. The amount is the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year by average annual value.Harper and Machado are the top players available on the market, though Machado’s value may have been damaged by a rocky postseason in which he hit .227, showed a remarkable lack of hustle and was fined $10,000 for stepping on a first baseman’s foot.Others among the 160 available free agents include right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Charlie Morton, left-handers J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia, relievers Zach Britton, Andrew Miller, David Robertson and Jeurys Familia, outfielder Michael Brantley, third baseman Mike Moustakas, infielder Daniel Murphy, designated hitter Nelson Cruz and utilityman Marwin Gonzalez.Kershaw was among four players who became free agents and immediately re-signed this week, joined by St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and Dodgers outfielder David Freese.Cleveland is interested in re-signing Brantley but did not want to commit $17.9 million for one year.“We could not have any more respect for any individual than we have for Michael,” general manager Chris Antonetti said. “He’s the guy that epitomizes, as I’ve shared before, all of the things we look for in a player. He’s exceedingly productive on the field. He defines professionalism in the clubhouse, and he’s an extraordinary teammate. The interest and desire is there. What we will have to work through is, can we make the pieces fit?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He also can gain award bonuses of $1.5 million for winning the NL Cy Young Award or $500,000 for finishing second or third in the voting.“There’s been a lot of people saying that I’m in decline or not going to be as good as I once was,” said Kershaw, whose Dodgers lost in the World Series for the second straight year. “I’m looking forward to proving a lot of people wrong with that.”Kershaw, who turns 31 in March, has spent all 11 of his big league seasons with the Dodgers.“It was more valuable to me to just stay here,” he said. “A chance to win every single year, it doesn’t come around like this in LA very often.”Top free agents prefer to seek multiyear contracts, but given the greater priority placed on draft picks in recent years, Ryu and Grandal might face a difficult market and consider accepting the offers.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Players have until Nov. 12 to accept. If a team makes a qualifying offer to a player who signs a major league contract with another club before the June amateur draft, his former club would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round.Only five of 73 players given qualifying offers have accepted since the process began in 2012.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 Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on left-hander Cole Hamels, who went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired from Texas on July 27. The Cubs traded left-hander Drew Smyly to the Rangers, clearing his $7 million salary from the payroll. That is $1 million more than the Rangers would have owed the Cubs if Hamels’ option had been declined, which would have triggered a $6 million buyout and allowed him to go free.Kershaw terminated a $215 million, seven-year contract that had $65 million remaining at $32 million next year and $33 million in 2020. The new deal calls for a $23 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on June 30 in each of the next three years, and annual salaries of $23,333,333. He can earn $4 million annually in performance bonuses, in four $1 million increments for 24, 26, 28 and 30 starts, which could raise the deal’s value to $105 million over three years. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Tom Brady already was the GOAT before beating Aaron Rodgers

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Brady threw for 294 yards and one touchdown to lead the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.Rodgers had 259 yards passing and two TDs.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 ChrissIt wasn’t a vintage performance for either quarterback. Brady tossed six straight incomplete passes at one point, and he couldn’t get the Patriots in the end zone on four tries from the 1 with the score tied in the third quarter. Still, he posted a passer rating of 99.0 on a night when he didn’t have star tight end Rob Gronkowski and leading rusher Sony Michel.BUY: 12: ‘The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption’ by Casey Sherman View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after his team was stopped on fourth down at the goal line by the Green Bay Packers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Tom Brady didn’t have to beat Aaron Rodgers in only their second head-to-head matchup to prove he’s the best quarterback of all time.The GOAT did it, anyway.ADVERTISEMENT Rodgers is one of the best to play the game and he may be the “most talented,” but he doesn’t belong in the “greatest of all time” conversation. It’s Brady. Then Joe Montana. Peyton Manning deserves a mention. So does Drew Brees.Brady has eight Super Bowl appearances. He won his third regular-season MVP award last year at age 40 and he has four Super Bowl MVP awards in his trophy case. He’s still at the top of his game at 41, seven years older than Rodgers.Over 19 seasons, Brady has set numerous records and he notched another milestone against the Packers when he surpassed Manning for the most combination passing, rushing and receiving yards in the regular-season and playoffs.So while the Sunday Night Football crew enjoyed hyping the matchup and even got Michael Jordan involved by having the six-time NBA champion record a promo saying “the best way to settle this debate is to play it out head-to-head,” Brady already earned the title way before helping New England (7-2) to its sixth straight win.Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time and he’s still proving it every week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He makes throws few players ever could make, whether he’s on the run like the 24-yard pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a third-and-1 late in the third quarter, or if he’s flat-footed, falling down, throwing across his body or heaving desperation passes into the end zone.Brady has a different style. He’s a drop-back passer with underrated pocket mobility, perfect mechanics and he simply outsmarts everyone else on the field. He fooled a pair of defenders with his eyes by looking as if he was throwing a screen pass and instead fired deep for a 55-yard TD pass to Josh Gordon to seal the win.But John Elway and Steve Young also belong in the “most talented” conversation, so it’s not even a slam dunk that title belongs to Rodgers. Michael Vick wasn’t nearly as well-rounded but he could throw a 70-yard touchdown pass with a simple flick of his left wrist or he could sprint 70 yards for a score at any point in a game. He has a case for the “most talented” debate if it’s based purely on physical skills. It won’t be long before Patrick Mahomes has to be considered, too.However, the “greatest of all time” argument ended when Brady rallied the Patriots from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit against the Falcons to win his fifth Super Bowl title on February 5, 2017.“He’s got five championships,” Rodgers said earlier in the week when asked the GOAT question. “I think that ends most discussions.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Quiet Qatar: Few fans, little buzz for gymnastics worldslast_img read more