Desiderio walks the talk in UP’s last-second win over UST

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio celebrates after hitting the game-winning 3-pointer to beat University of Santo Tomas. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the game on the line, Paul Desiderio wanted the ball in his hands and he delivered. on Sunday.Desiderio was struggling all game long but with University of the Philippines trailing University of Santo Tomas, 73-71, with 1.1 seconds left, the veteran guard knew exactly how the game was going to end.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the bad shooting, Desiderio still finished with a team-high 17 points on 5-of-19 clip“I always imagine myself hitting a game-winning three-point shot,” said Desiderio. “And I was confident I was going to make it because I’ve been practicing that shot constantly. And when Coach Bo called timeout I said in the huddle ‘when I’m open give it to me and I’ll make it.’”  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadal travels long road to win 16th Slam title at US Open MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 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 Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “This game is ours, I will make the shot,” he told his teammates in Filipino during the timeout with 5.3 ticks remaining.True enough, Desiderio backed up his bold declaration as he knocked down the last-second 3-pointer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ve shot so many threes today and would I shy away from throwing the last one? No, I won’t. And coach Bo [Perasol] told us that if we’re open, we’ll shoot it so I shot it and it went in,” said Desiderio.Desiderio was 1-of-10 from deep prior to his game-winner but his confidence did not falter. View commentslast_img read more

Mitchell edges Nance Jr. to win slam dunk contest

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ “I wanted this so badly,” Mitchell said. “This is one of my favorite events of All-Star weekend. To not only be in it, but to win it, it’s crazy.”Before making his winning dunk, Mitchell peeled off his Jazz jersey and wore a vintage Carter jersey from the Toronto Raptors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMitchell — three inches shorter than the 6-foot-6 Carter — needed a score of 47 to beat Nance, and he got a 48 from the five judges: DJ Khaled, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Rock and Hall of Famers Julius Erving and Lisa Leslie.Nance, who was trying to win the contest 34 years after his father won it, had earned a perfect 50 with a dunk off a double alley-oop off the glass. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mitchell advanced to the finals with a creative dunk in the first round that used his sister, Jordan, as well as Kevin Hart and the comedian’s son as props. For that dunk, Mitchell wore a Darrell Griffith Jazz jersey. Griffith participated in the first slam dunk contest in 1984.“I appreciate Kevin Hart coming out there and helping me out,” Mitchel said. “He’s my favorite comedian.”center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View comments LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz competes in the 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPRookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday.Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Asa Miller ranks 81st after Run 1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Ravena comes up clutch anew, NLEX takes 1-0 lead vs Alaska

first_imgTyphoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games “The good news is we won this one. The bad news is we have to go through this again and it will be harder on Wednesday.”Guiao, though, did warn his wards against complacency.“This series is not over. Of course we have an advantage, but with Alaska, they’ve been through a lot more difficult situations and they’ve come out of those situations pretty good.”Larry Fonacier drilled 18 markers, built on four treys, including a huge four-point play from the right corner with 2:40 to play that knotted the score at 96 and set up the wild finish. He also got nine boards.Kevin Alas added 17 points, six assists, and five rebounds off the bench, while JR Quiñahan registered a double-double with 12 markers and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Chris Banchero had 20 points and five rebounds, while Abueva wound up with 18 markers, 13 boards, three assists, and two blocks for the Aces.The scores:NLEX 105 — Ravena 25, Fonacier 18, Alas 17, Quiñahan 12, Miranda 10, Baguio 8, Al-Hussaini 4, Soyud 4, Taulava 4, Tiongson 3, Gotladera 0, Mallari 0.ALASKA 99 — Banchero 20, Abueva 18, Enciso 16, Thoss 11, Casio 8, Magat 4, Racal 4, Teng 4, Baclao 1, Cruz 0, Exciminiano 0.Quarters: 24-22, 50-40, 74-72, 105-99. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Simon Enciso kept the Aces in the game with a triple with 8.8 seconds left, but Ravena iced the deal with a pair of foul shots in the last 7.8 for a 103-99 cushion.Ravena, the second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, finished with 25 points and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGame 2 is set on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum with No. 3 Alaska looking to force a deciding Game 3.“I’m just relieved that Game 1 is over,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao as the franchise got its first ever playoff victory. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena weaved his magic in the endgame anew as NLEX came away with a 105-99 victory over Alaska in Game 1 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.The super rookie first setup Michael Miranda for the go-ahead basket with 22.7 seconds left to give the Road Warriors a 98-96 lead, before converting a layup off a jump ball to make it, 100-96, with 18.8 ticks remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Haruna regaining old form coming off season-ending injury Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

NBA: Wall believes Kentucky prospect Fox better than Ball, Fultz

first_imgDe’Aaron Fox, center, from Kentucky, listens to a question at the NBA draft basketball combine Friday, May 12, 2017, in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Before dazzling Washington fans with his on-court “wizardry,” John Wall was running the show for the Kentucky Wildcats in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division 1 basketball.Almost seven years since he left the esteemed institution, Wall has remained a Wildcat at heart, and recently had high praises for another emerging Kentucky prospect.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds With the 2017 NBA Draft fast approaching, two prospect guards have filled the headlines, in the persons of Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball.But according to the four-time NBA All-Star, people shouldn’t sleep on the 19-year-old De’Aaron Fox.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“A lot of people say it’s bias because he’s from Kentucky, but I think De’Aaron Fox might end up being the best point guard out of that class,” Wall told CSN Mid Atlantic’s Chris Miller.Due to his blistering speed, wiry frame and athletic prowess, Fox has often been compared to his fellow Kentucky alum. Fox tells teams at NBA Combine he’s the best PG in draftSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “He reminds me of myself a lot, just a lefty,” Wall said of their similarities.But much like what Wall did, Fox joins the pros with a questionable and inconsistent jump shot.Wall, however, managed to refine his shooting over the course of his career, something that Fox could emulate.Meanwhile, the upstart youngster is coming off his one-and-done career with the Wildcats with averages of 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He also recently signed a shoe deal with sporting giant Nike.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments Beermen wary of inconsistent starts heading into playoffslast_img read more

McIlroy heading home after erratic round

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games After another semis exit, Victolero hopes Star learns from experience MOST READ McIlroy, who had stumbled through a lacklustre opening round on Thursday, again found the going tough after teeing off on the 10th hole.He missed a five-footer for birdie on his first and then squandered another chance on 11, where he missed a 12-footer.His problems deepened at the par-four 12th, when his second shot rolled off the back of the green. A chip went sailing past the pin, leaving a long putt to save par which was duly missed.He recovered to drain a 13-foot birdie putt on the par-three 13th, but thereafter was unable to build any momentum over the remainder of the opening nine holes.His inward nine began with a further bogey on the long par-five first, which was followed by another bogey on the second which left him at eight over.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’?center_img A further bogey on the third left him nine over.With little to play for McIlroy then strung together his best sequence of holes in the tournament, carding four birdies and two pars.But the late birdie spree was not enough to lift McIlroy to safety as the exit door loomed.McIlroy meanwhile said a new putter being used for the tournament was not the problem.“I didn’t think it was the putter, it was the guy on the end of it,” he said. “It’s all good holing the putts on the practice green, but it’s a different kettle of fish when you get out on the course and have to read slope, read downhill, uphill into the green, side green.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits to play his shot from the ninth tee during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 16, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPRory McIlroy was left reflecting on a missed cut at the US Open for the second consecutive year on Friday after once again struggling to get to grips with the Erin Hills layout.The world number two, who earlier in the week suggested players unable to find the fairways should “pack their bags”, is now contemplating an early exit following a second-round 71.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments The one-under-par total was a substantial improvement on Thursday’s six-over-par 78, but with the cut projected at one-over-par, it was too little, too late for the popular Northern Irishman.McIlroy, however, who had come into the tournament from an injury layoff after a niggling rib problem, said he was encouraged by his performance. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m optimistic with where my game is,” he said. “Hopefully I’ve got a lot of the bad stuff out of my system yesterday and some parts today. It’s just a matter of getting competitive rounds under my belt.“I’ve got a busy summer, so I’m excited to play a lot of golf. I feel like that’s going to help me to get back into contention and hopefully try to win some of these things.” Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

Joshua open to MMA crossover fight

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games McGregor’s total lack of boxing experience has proved a bone of contention for many in the build-up to the fight, but Joshua said he would enjoy taking on an MMA fighter, albeit with conditions.“I like fighting. I’d do whatever,” the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion told Britain’s Press Association in comments published on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’d probably get beaten. The only thing that they can’t do is submissions, but they can kick, elbow, bite — whatever they want. Just no submissions.“I can’t beat a guy (via submission). That takes a lot of time to learn the skills and submissions, which I don’t have the time for. LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “But when it comes to pure aggression and fighting rules, I can definitely fight, so I don’t mind that.“It wouldn’t be a problem. If you look at most boxers who’ve crossed over to MMA, they get beaten on the ground.“James Toney, Roy Jones, they were phenomenal boxers, but they just couldn’t compete in the cage because of the ‘ground and pound’ game.”Joshua, who will not be ringside on Saturday, believes Mayweather will “probably” win by a “landslide”.Joshua, 27, is awaiting confirmation of his next title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, which is expected to take place either in Las Vegas in November or in Cardiff in October.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Anthony Joshua (C) walks away after knocking down Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh round to win their IBF, IBO and WBA, world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 29, 2017.Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLWorld heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he would be willing to take on a mixed martial arts fighter at some point in the future.The relative merits of the two sports are up for debate as Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor prepares to make his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ SEA Games: Ice hockey makes splash in tropics, puddles and all Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Manu Ginobili. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOSAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

CWG: Indian archers aiming for bullseye

first_imgWith world champions Korea and formidable China not part of the competition, India would look to put up a dominating show when archery will again be a part of the Commonwealth Games after a gap of 28 years.India should get six gold medals at the CWG, says coach Limba.After making a debut in the Brisbane edition in 1982, archery will feature only for the second time in the Games, with the hosts being strong contender.With senior archers such as Olympians Tarundeep Rai and Dola Banerjee and cadet world champion Deepika Kumari, Indian squad has a blend of experience and youth.Jayanta Talukdar and Rahul Banerjee make a strong men’s recurve side with Rai, who has made the cut at the expense of Beijing Olympian Mangal Singh Champia.The trio is high on confidence especially after their gold medal triumph in the 2010 World Cup Stage IV in Shanghai.”We have a strong side with a lot of experience. At home, we should get at least six gold medals with top places in men’s and women’s recurve section,” chief coach Limba Ram said.”We have been preparing for the CWG and Asian Games for last two years. There were no exposure trips but our archers have done really well at the different legs of the World Cup and the Asian GPs.” Dola Banerjee will lead the Indian women’s challenge.She said the fact that they will up against some teams, whom they have already beaten this year, gives them the confidence of doing well. “Everything is going in the right direction for us. In the initial round at the World Cup, we beat England who will again compete with us at the CWG,” said Dola.advertisementIn the run-up to CWG, the women’s recurve team was not as successful as their men’s counterpart but the rise of 14-year-old Deepika Kumari, who won silver at the World Cup Stage IV in Shanghai, augurs well for them. The Ranchi girl, incidentally, is also the reigning cadet world champion and senior national champion.However, India will have a tough task in the compound bow section as teams like Australia, South Africa and Canada are expected to give the hosts a run for their money.But Limba Ram is still optimistic.”Compound is new to us but we still hope for men’s and women’s team gold medals in the section,” said Limba.last_img read more

F1 circuit at Greater Noida taking shape

first_imgWith the World Motorsport Council adding India in next year’s Formula One calendar, motorsports enthusiasts in India can look forward to the Indian GP at Greater Noida in October next year.The Formula One track (in circle) in Greater Noida.The track of the Indian GP, promoted by Jaypee Sports International, has been designed by German designer Hermann Tilke and the promoters are confident that the $ 350 million project will be grand success.”We realised that we have to make the track right. We shared the design of track with few of the top teams and their drivers.They put the design in their simulators and advised us about the changes that would the circuit more challenging. And we made those changes. It will be a great driver’s track,” Mark Hughes, vice-president, operations, JPSI told Mail Today. The track is 5.14km long with 16 corners. It has been built on 350 hectares of land with the fastest corners on Turn 10 and 11. Apart from F1, there are plans to have MotoGp and World Superbike series here too.last_img read more