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Mark Hunt sues UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar over drug testing controversy

first_imgMOST READ ‘The Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt. Image: UFC.comIt may have been almost six months since Brock Lesnar failed multiple drug tests leading to his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, but the hulking Samoan is still holding a grudge over everyone involved.After publicly voicing out his displeasure over the incident, the 42-year-old heavyweight has elected to file a civil lawsuit against the currrent WWE superstar, UFC president Dana White, and the UFC’s affiliate company Zuffa LLC regarding their involvement in the doping issue.ADVERTISEMENT 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ “This was the last straw. I lost that fight, it ruined it for my fans. It wasn’t good,” he added. “I asked to get out of my contract but I can’t. I need to work like everyone else.” Khristian IbarrolaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia has Kerr–not critics–in his head Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Lesnar was originally awarded the victory after dominating Hunt over the course of three rounds. However, he was popped by the United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) for failing two separate drug tests and even tested positive for the same substance come fight time.The premiere mixed martial arts organization suspended Lesnar and overturned the result of their fight into a no contest, but the hard-hitting ‘Super Samoan’ says the UFC must pay for “wrongfully jeopardizing fighter health and safety for profit”.As of writing time, the UFC has yet to address the lawsuit, but seems to continue their relationship with Hunt who is expected to fight Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight bout on March 4 at UFC 209.Despite being put in a complicated situation, the New Zealand-based fighter said he won’t settle and shall push on with the suit.“I didn’t want to be in this position,” Hunt admitted to ESPN. “It puts me in a weird spot because I’m still under contract.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint The suit, as per MMAFighting, covers eight charges of alleged racketeering, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract, and was filed by Hunt’s lead attorney, Christina Denning.“I want the UFC to understand it’s not OK to keep doing what they’re doing,” the current number 7 ranked heavyweight described his purpose for filing the case.  “They’re allowing guys to do this. They had a chance to take all the money from this guy, because he’s a cheater, and they didn’t.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHunt is expecting “millions in damages” and said he wants to make an example out of Lesnar for the future generation of fighters.“What message is that sending to the boys and girls who want to be a fighter someday? The message is, ‘You just have to cheat like this and it’s OK.’ In society, if you commit a crime, you pay. Why is it different in MMA? It’s hurt the business, so it’s even worse. They need to be held accountable for this,” he said. View commentslast_img read more

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Popovich, Spurs back in Mexico after a bad experience

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) talks with head coach Gregg Popovich during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Saturday, March 12, 2016, in San Antonio. San Antonio won, 93-85. APMEXICO CITY — The last time that the San Antonio Spurs visited Mexico to play a regular-season game, the contest was canceled because of smoky conditions from a malfunctioning generator.So probably it’s not surprising to find out that coach Gregg Popovich had only one wish ahead of the Spurs’ game Saturday against the Phoenix Suns, set to be played on the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT “I just want the game to come along. It felt horrible the last time we were here, everybody did so much work and everybody was excited to see the game and then it didn’t happen,” said Popovich upon his arrival at the team’s hotel in Mexico City.On Dec. 4, 2013, the Spurs were warming up, around 45 minutes before their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, when the lights went out in parts of the arena and smoke began coming out of vents in the upper deck. The court quickly became cloudy and players and coaches were rushed outside the arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe game was rescheduled and played at Minnesota.“It was nobody’s fault but it was kind of depressing for everybody so hopefully this time we get it done and put on a show for everybody”, Popovich said. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Federer: Tennis taking proactive approach to address fixing Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ The Spurs have been doing that in the NBA recently. On Thursday night, they beatthe Los Angeles Lakers 134-94 for their largest margin of victory this season. The game was so lopsided that the starters didn’t play in the fourth quarter and every player on the roster scored at least two points.“All of our players will not score every night, I can promise you that”, Popovich said.San Antonio arrives to Mexico boasting a 31-8 record, the second-best mark in the NBA just behind the Golden State Warriors (34-6).The game against the Suns will be the fifth regular season game played in Mexico. Phoenix also played in Mexico City on Thursday night, falling 113-108 to the Dallas Mavericks.ADVERTISEMENT Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Green slams Knicks owner over Oakley spat

first_img98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ Maliksi says ‘cooking’ gesture meant for teammates, not referees Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammates Stephen Curry (30) and Draymond Green (23) after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green on Wednesday accused New York Knicks owner James Dolan of a “slave master mentality” over his handling of the Charles Oakley saga.Dolan banned Knicks legend Oakley from attending NBA games at Madison Square Garden following an altercation with security before eventually relenting this week.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely But the incident incensed Green, who said the Knicks had benefited from Oakley’s combative approach as a player but taken exception to his outspoken criticism now he has retired.“The man is a legend. Treat him as such,” Green said on his “Dray Day” podcast for the Uninterrupted website.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“First off. This is Charles Oakley. Why is he buying a ticket?“You doing it for me, it’s all good. You doing it against me — you speaking out against my organization — it’s not good anymore? That’s a slave mentality. A slave-master mentality. That’s ridiculous. “It was all fine and dandy when he was laying people out, taking fines and all this stuff for your organization. But now, all of a sudden, when he says something that he feels, it’s a problem. I disagree with that. I definitely think, like I said, that that’s a slave-master mentality.”Oakley was banned after being forcibly removed by security at Madison Square Garden last week. He was later charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and one misdemeanor count of trespassing.Dolan also drew Green’s ire for subsequent remarks which suggested Oakley was battling alcohol problems — denied by the Knicks forward.“That’s not something that you say to the world. That’s not classy at all,” Green said on his podcast.“It’s not OK for you to go say to the world as a multibillion-dollar organization. How can you even pin that on someone? Just throw that out there. That’s grimy. I think that’s wrong.”ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot studylast_img read more

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Beermen’s RR Garcia cleared to play for Game 3 of PH Cup Finals

first_imgPBA IMAGESSan Miguel is set to get a much-needed boost with guard RR Garcia already cleared to play for Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.The fourth-year guard, who has been out since Game 6 of the Beermen’s semifinals conquest of TNT KaTropa due to an injured right shoulder, is looking forward to hit the court anew.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m excited. That’s the best feeling, playing in the Finals,” he said in Filipino as the Beermen wrapped up their Tuesday morning practice at Acropolis Greens.Averaging 7.4 points, 1.7 assists, 1.5 rebounds this conference, Garcia’s entry will surely be a plus for San Miguel as he is expected to boost his team’s bench mob which has been producing 33.5 points through two games in this championship series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It’s not just the first group which we will rely on. And it’s the lift given by the second and third group which will win us games. We must deliver in the limited minutes we get so our starters can also get their rest,” he said.Beermen head coach Leo Austria, however, is taking a cautious approach as he eyes to insert Garcia back into rotation while also wary of the possibility that he could get re-injured. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UFC fighter’s Muslim father denied of US visa days before fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “He’s on a day-to-day basis. Our PT said that the development of his injury has been good, and he was shooting earlier to see if there’s still some pain,” Austria said.Austria aims to play Garcia either in Game 3 on Wednesday or Game 4 on Friday.“Once he’s ready, we’ll put him in our usual rotation. Physically, he’s ready except for his shoulder, but he’s in shape. We’ll see tomorrow or on Friday,” he said.“I hope I will be able to play tomorrow, but that depends on what coach’s decision will be,” Garcia said.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions View commentslast_img read more

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Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR’s busiest market

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite In this file photo, odds are displayed on a screen at a sports book owned and operated by CG Technology in Las Vegas. Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday in Super Bowl LI, but the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results. Caesars Palace sportsbook director Frank Kunovic says his casino raked in a decent amount of money from bettors. But he says the take would have been much more if the Patriots missed their key conversion that tied the game. The score exceeded the total points most bettors predicted. APLAS VEGAS — The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation’s gambling mecca is about to become NASCAR’s busiest market.This week’s announcement that Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host six races yearly in NASCAR’s top three circuits starting in 2018 suits Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch just fine. He’s watching his hometown go through a sports boom.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES While Las Vegas hasn’t been immune to NASCAR’s dwindling attendance, the visitors bureau said 115,000 attended last March’s NASCAR Cup race, with an estimated 96,000 coming from out of town.“The experience is unique to any other in our sport.” NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell said.So it wasn’t a difficult call for track owner SMI to move the dates. Neither race at New Hampshire this year has a title sponsor and it was tough to draw crowds for a single Xfinity race at Kentucky.But a more saturated sports market will also test NASCAR’s second date, which will likely occur during an NFL Sunday and in the September heat of the desert.“I love Vegas. I think it’s a great atmosphere and it would be good,” driver Kevin Harvick said last week at Atlanta. “But sometimes you can turn one great (race) into two mediocres.”Busch believes his hometown and two NASCAR dates are a great fit.“There’s so much to do. Restaurants, entertainment, gambling, this is a huge destination worldwide,” Busch said. “And now they have two NASCAR dates.” And Busch, in town for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup race, was excited about Wednesday’s announcement that the 1.5-mile oval north of the Strip will host a second Cup race beginning in 2018, during the 10-race playoff.The addition of the two lower tier races will make Las Vegas the only NASCAR track to host two tripleheader weekends each year.“Las Vegas is a destination,” said Busch, who won NASCAR’s premier race at Daytona last month. “Our schedule changes. Tracks gain dates, tracks lose dates. This is nothing new. But when you talk about Las Vegas, I believe it’s 90 percent of the ticket sales are from out of town. And so the tourism bureau is really the ones in charge and they do a fantastic job to advertise Las Vegas in general.”Indeed, money is driving the sports growth in town. The Raiders are in play because the state of Nevada has pledged $750 toward a $1.9 billion domed stadium. Golden Knights owner Bill Foley agreed to pay a $500 million expansion fee. Money draws numerous UFC and boxing fights to town.And Speedway Motorsports Inc. decided to move its fall Cup and Truck Series dates from New Hampshire and an Xfinity race from Kentucky to the desert because the Las Vegas track will receive $2.5 million a year for seven years from the city’s convention and visitors authority. The bureau is funded mostly through hotel taxes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing MOST READcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident “As a kid I went to a lot of UNLV basketball games, early ’90s, we were the real deal. We were on a national stage,” the 38-year-old Busch said Thursday during a visit back to his old school, Durango High. “Then it seemed to fizzle out for a while.”While the Runnin’ Rebels have fallen on hard times in hoops, the Las Vegas sports scene has never been more crowded as the city’s population grows and the city recovers from the 2008 recession.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAs Busch was finishing last in a Big Wheel race against students and making a $5,000 donation to his former school, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority was meeting down the street to discuss lease details of the proposed NFL stadium that would lure the Raiders from Oakland.There were also three college basketball conference tournaments going on, with Busch having tickets to the evening Pac-12 session. That’s being played for the first time at the new T-Mobile Arena, where the NHL expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights begin play in the fall. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Seaba stint for Blatche? Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View commentslast_img read more

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Racal, Tanduay shoot for championship berths

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The Tile Masters hope to end their long wait for a championship berth against a Cafe France squad raring to avenge its narrow loss in Game 1 last Tuesday.Tanduay also seeks to nail a finals berth against top seed Cignal-San Beda in Game 2 of their own series at 3 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith their veterans coming up with noteworthy outings in the series opener, the Rhum Masters stunned the Hawkeyes, 66-55, to also snap an eight-game winning streak by the No. 1 seed.Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson is bracing for a strong response from the Hawkeyes, who got off to a flat start in Game 1 and really never found their rhythm against the Rhum Masters’ smothering defense. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely But Racal coach Jerry Codiñera knows closing out the Bakers, one of only four clubs to win a D-League title, won’t be a cakewalk.“The name of the game is we have to be patient,” said Codiñera. “Anything can happen, anything is possible. We expected a down-the-wire affair in Game 1 and we expect nothing less from that in Game 2.” Kobe, Kiefer in NBA? ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LATEST STORIES Its confidence boosted by a pulsating victory two days ago, Racal shoots for a first finals appearance in the PBA D-League when it clashes with Cafe France on Thursday in Game 2 of the Aspirants’ Cup semifinals at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We know Cignal will come out with adjustments,” said Chongson. “At this stage, it’s a bar-room brawl and only the strong will survive.”Chongson was happy to see ex-pros Jerwin Gaco and Mark Cruz rise to the occasion in Game 1.Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez remained positive for Game 2 even after watching his team miss all its 17 attempts from beyond the arc in the series opener.“I just told them that it’s not yet over,” said Fernandez.Sidney Onwubere buried a triple as time expired to lift Racal to an 88-86 win in the series opener and also put to waste Bakers center Rod Ebondo’s 30-point explosion.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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NBA: Boston’s Thomas fined for cursing at heckler

first_imgLATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Tennis: Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid openers Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thomas scored 53 points in a game-two Boston victory but has been contained in the past two contests by Wizards defenders.The punishment for “directing inappropriate language toward a fan” came only hours before the teams were set to meet for game five in Boston, with game six set back in Washington on Friday and a seventh game, if needed, to be played in Boston on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundEither the Celtics or Wizards will advance to face the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals with that winner advancing to next month’s NBA Finals.Thomas averaged 25.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game this season for the Celtics, who had the best record in the East at 53-29 and would own a home-court edge on Cleveland if they advance. The Cavaliers would have the home-court edge over Washington. CBB Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jarcenter_img Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics gestures during Boston’s Game Five against Washington in the Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden on May 10, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wizard’s Bradley Beal #3 look on. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $25,000 (23,000 euros) by the NBA on Wednesday for making a profane remark at a heckler during a playoff game at Washington.Thomas made his expletive-laced remark to the spectator during Boston’s 121-102 loss to the Washington Wizards last Sunday, a defeat that left the sides level at 2-2 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference second round series.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Pascua replaces delos Santos as FEU women’s volleyball coach

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Legendary Lady Tamaraw Rachel Daquis and last year’s skipper Remy Palma have been contacted to be part of Pascua’s coaching staff joining Tamaraws head coach Rey Diaz.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGeorge Pascua is back at his old stomping grounds at Far Eastern University as he replaces Shaq delos Santos as the head coach of the Lady Tamaraws.FEU athletics director Mark Molina said Sunday delos Santos expressed his desire to focus on his job as the head coach of Petron in the Philippine Super Liga, paving the way for Pascua’s return to FEU.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s one of the things that came up during the exit interviews,” Molina said after FEU’s 72-53 win over Adamson University in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.Molina added that delos Santos, who became the Lady Tamaraws head coach in 2013, will “still be with FEU in some capacity.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“He’s been very professional about it and he will hopefully still be part of the program. He will always be part of FEU.Pascua was a former player for FEU’s men’s volleyball team and he also coached the Tamaraws to four UAAP titles with the last one coming in 2012. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Terror in Turin as stampede leaves 1,500 injuredcenter_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadlast_img read more

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Beermen ‘played harder’ than KaTropa, says Smith

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We turned the ball over 23 times and they got 26 points off it. That’s the name of the game right there,” Smith said.TNT played sloppy and had a hard time protecting the ball while San Miguel, which only committed 12 turnovers, was the opposite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe hulking Smith went straight to the point and admitted that at least for Game 3, the Beermen were the better team after taking a 109-97 win to grab a 2-1 series lead.“They played harder than us. I mean, we didn’t play our best today. We just gotta keep our heads up,” he said. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Joshua SmithThere’s no need for an expert to explain how San Miguel Beer beat TNT in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Sunday night.The numbers tell the whole story as far as KaTropa import Joshua Smith is concerned.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Smith also denied that San Miguel’s triple-team defense affected his performance for the second straight game, as he was still able to post 18 points and 14 rebounds.“It doesn’t matter who’s guarding me. They can put whoever they want on me,” he said. “Every time I catch the ball, it’s five guys who are looking at what I do every time. Whether it’s (Charles) Rhodes, whether it’s June Mar (Fajardo), I’m still going to do what I got to do. And like I said, we just got to forget about it.”The 24-year-old Smith said the series is far from over as TNT goes for the equalizer on Wednesday.“We’re down 2-1, but it’s not over,” he said. “We just got to learn. Some guys are down. But like I said, the series isn’t over. It’s only 2-1 and we just got to keep going.”ADVERTISEMENT Heruela plays key role in SMB’s Game 3 win End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ A dream fulfilled for Christian For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’last_img read more

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London 2017 | Blake : Ja could spring surprise at World Champs

first_imgEarlier this month, the respected US publication TRACK AND FIELD NEWS predicted that Jamaica will win 11 medals at the World Championships, which start on August 4 in London. They have now dropped that figure to nine, but Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Asso-ciation (JAAA), thinks that the 11 could be surpassed. In the same discourse, he expressed the view that three-time World 100 metres champion Usain Bolt is a special talent. “I feel it is a reasonable assumption that we can get 11 medals”, agreed Dr Blake. “We may surprise and get a few more,” he continued. In an observation on the composition of the Jamaican team to London, he said, “I think we have a pretty good team, a good mix of youngsters and more seasoned campaigners.” The team includes athletes like Bolt and Novlene Williams-Mills, who first participated at the World Championships in 2005 alongside newcomers like Jaheel Hyde, Demish Gaye, Megan Simmonds, and Rhonda Whyte. Even though Olympic 200 metre champions Bolt and Elaine Thompson are only running the 100 metres, Blake views the 11-medal prediction favourably and said, “it’s still a good haul.” The July 2 TRACK AND FIELD NEWS predictions pinpoint Bolt, Thompson, Olympic 110 metre hurdles gold medallist Omar McLeod and discus thrower Fedrick Dacres as individual World Championships winners for Jamaica. In his own prediction about the future of Jamaican track and field, Blake forecast, “When Bolt steps away, we won’t have an outstanding brilliant star, but we’ll have enough stars. “He’s special,” he concluded, “and another talent like him will be a long time in the making.”last_img read more

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