Japan Sumo Association to consider opinions on female ban

first_imgThe sumo ring, or dohyo, is considered sacred in the male-only sport. Women are banned from entering it because they are seen as “ritually unclean.” ABRELATED STORIES:Sumo in uproar as women first responders ordered out of ring
Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo ruleJapan female mayor loses fight to speak from sumo ringADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The association came under fire in early April when it ordered female first responders to leave the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed at an event in northern Kyoto.The 67-year-old mayor of the city of Maizuru collapsed during a ring-top speech, and two women, apparently medical experts, rushed in and started performing first aid. When two more women entered the ring trying to join the effort, a sumo official demanded that the women get out of the ring.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 crownThe mayor, a man, was then taken to a hospital and survived what was diagnosed a stroke.Amid worldwide attention, the head of the Japan Sumo Association apologized, saying the official at the Kyoto event made an “inappropriate response.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Win-or-leave home? LeBron facing extreme Game 7 vs. Pacers P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In this Nov. 11, 2017, photo, a Shinto ceremony is held to pray for the safety of sumo wrestlers before the start of the Kyushu Grand Sumo tournament in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. Image: Kyodo News/APTOKYO (AP) — The Japan Sumo Association says it will consider outside opinions from experts and the public over its much criticized policy of banning women from entering the sumo ring.The association held an extraordinary meeting of its board on Saturday. It did not reach a decision regarding the ban on women but did clarify that women can enter the ring in times of an “emergency” as an exception, Kyodo News agency reported.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s going to be fun,” Stephen Curry said. “It’s what you play for, to be in a situation where you’re one win away from going to the finals. Pressure both ways because of how big the moment is, and you’ve got to want it.”The Warriors trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half Saturday night before using a splendid second half to roll to a 115-86 victory. Curry knows that if the Warriors hope to return to the finals for the fourth straight year they’ll have to get off to a better start in Game 7.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“I guarantee if we start the game out like we did (Saturday) and they jump out to the lead, it’s going to be 10 times harder to make it a game,” Curry said. “So for us that’s our challenge to have the same mentality we had for the last 36 minutes of (Game 6) and bring that from the jump in Game 7.”Kevin Durant is excited about helping the Warriors return to the finals, but he got a little confused on when Game 7 was on Saturday night. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film James Harden, who had 22 points in the first half on Saturday night but just 10 the rest of the way, insists that the Rockets remain confident despite the blowout loss and are up to Monday’s challenge.“There’s no pressure. It’s an opportunity, an opportunity that we all are excited to be a part of,” he said. “Game 7 at our house, that’s what we’ve worked the entire regular season for (is) to get home-court advantage. So we’re going to come out and be ready.”The Rockets tied the Raptors for best home record in the NBA during the regular season by going 34-7. They’re 7-2 in Houston this postseason with one of their losses coming in Game 1 of this series.After 10,000 people paid $10 each to watch Saturday night’s game at the Toyota Center in what was a fundraiser for victims of the Santa Fe school shooting, Harden has no doubt that the home fans will be ready to help them out in Game 7.“They’re going to bring it,” he said. “We’ve got a whole city behind us, and they’re as loyal as they come.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr is trying to figure out why his team has struggled to put together complete games in this series, but is proud that the Warriors have found ways to win despite their up and down play.“Our guys have a ton of character and a ton of competitiveness, desire,” he said. “They’re champions. So our guys compete. That’s the main thing. They may not always focus, but they compete.”The Warriors are also dealing with injuries as Kerr said Andre Iguodala, who has missed the last two games with a bruised left leg, is doubtful for Monday’s game.Kevon Looney has filled in for him the last two games but is also listed as questionable for Game 7 with sore toe on his left foot. However Kerr said Looney is fine and will play in Game 7. Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “I can’t wait ’til Tuesday,” Durant said.Curry quickly jumped in to correct his teammate.“Monday,” he said. “Please don’t miss a game.”The Rockets aren’t dwelling on their missed opportunity to close out the series as they get ready for Monday’s game where they’ll try to punch their ticket to finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1995-95.They might have to do it without star Chris Paul, who is dealing with a strained right hamstring that kept him out of Game 6. Coach Mike D’Antoni said Sunday that he’s continuing to receive treatment and his status for Game 7 will likely be a game-time decision.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, drives past Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)HOUSTON — When the Golden State Warriors lost Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to the Rockets on Thursday night to send them to the brink of elimination they vowed to be back in Houston for Game 7.After a resounding win in Game 6 that’s exactly where the defending champions are, preparing for a winner-take-all game Monday night for a spot in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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WORLD CUP: Time for Deschamps’ talented France to win trophy

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Defenders: Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Adil Rami (Marseille), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid)Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Thomas Lemar (Monaco)Forwards: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Nabil Fekir (Lyon)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations WORLD CUP: Star-studded Croatia has potential to shine How other national coaches must envy Deschamps, who has a forward department bursting with skill and speed and goals. Fans will be unforgiving if he doesn’t get the most out of the finest collection of attacking talent France has enjoyed in a tournament.France has outstanding players elsewhere, including Hugo Lloris in goal, Raphael Varane in defense and Paul Pogba in midfield. However, France still concedes soft goals and coping with the pressure of expectation remains a problem.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 crownDeschamps is six years into the job and has had long enough to find the right balance. Fans will be optimistic he can do so, on the 20th anniversary of France’s only World Cup triumph.Topping Group C will give France momentum, with only Denmark a serious threat. But a second-place group finish could see doubts creeping back in. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DEFENDERSIt would have been a serious headache for Deschamps to choose between Raphael Varane, Laurent Koscielny and Samuel Umtiti for his center half pairing. That was solved in unfortunate circumstances when Koscielny was seriously injured, rupturing his Achilles playing for Arsenal in May. Barring further mishap, Varane-Umtiti will be France’s first-choice pairing. Varane recently won his third Champions League title with Real Madrid. His pace and reading of the game are crucial. Umtiti is stronger on man-to-man marking and also quick. He has excelled for Barcelona this season. With Koscielny out, Deschamps drafted in veteran center half Adil Rami as backup.MIDFIELDERSAs usual, all eyes will be on Paul Pogba. This is his chance to end the debate as to whether he is truly world class by leading France to victory. He’s had a difficult season for Manchester United, however, with coach Jose Mourinho losing patience. But Deschamps remains fiercely loyal and protective of Pogba, even though he has yet to fully repay his manager’s faith in him. Pogba’s lack of tactical discipline sees him often pushing up too much when Deschamps prefers him to stay back more. N’Golo Kante is a sure starter in the holding role. Blaise Matuidi’s consistent season with Juventus may be enough to earn him a place alongside Pogba and Kante. Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso provides excellent backup with sure passing and an eye for goal. Dimitri Payet shone at times during Euro 2016, but missed out this time after getting injured playing for Marseille in the Europa League final.FORWARDSExpect nothing different here in terms of who starts. Deschamps will go with his trusted partnership of Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud. It just depends what formation he chooses. In a 4-4-2, he can use both as his center forwards and complement them with the scorching pace of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe down the right flank. A 4-3-3 also suits the same trio, albeit with Giroud in the lone central striker’s role and the other two switching and rotating around him. Griezmann’s elusive movement and superb touch are vital to ensuring a high tempo. With 30 goals, the consistent Giroud is equal fourth on France’s all-time list. Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, the third most expensive player in the world behind Mbappe and Neymar, gives Deschamps another exquisite option. Dembele is even quicker than Mbappe, which takes some believing. Deschamps left out Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial — and, of course, Benzema — underlining further the depth of talent available to him.GROUP GAMESFrance will be based on the outskirts of Moscow in Istra and opens on June 16 against Australia in Kazan. It then faces Peru on June 21 and Denmark on June 26 for a likely group decider in Moscow.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017 filer, The French team poses before the World Cup Group A qualifying soccer match between France and Belarus at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS — France has options, too many perhaps. Especially up front where the dilemma is who to leave out at the World Cup.And that’s without Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, a four-time Champions League winner once again overlooked by coach Didier Deschamps.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Here’s a closer look at the France team:COACHAfter the disappointment of losing the European Championship final at home to Portugal two years ago, Deschamps has a settled squad with experience and excitement. Given the talent at his disposal, French fans expect at least a semifinal place in Russia. With a contract until 2020, Deschamps has the chance to emulate his achievements as France’s captain when Les Bleus won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.GOALKEEPERSWith 97 caps, Hugo Lloris is the undisputed first choice, and has been for many years. He remains as agile as ever on his line and unflappable on crosses. However, Lloris has made a couple of errors for Tottenham and France during the past season, letting in a very sloppy goal against Colombia and getting lobbed from the halfway line against Sweden during qualifying. More recently, Lloris was also at fault for Italy’s goal in a 3-1 win. Backup Steve Mandanda has made 26 appearances for France and is a fine shot-stopper, but is prone to big lapses in concentration. Alphonse Areola could pressure him for the No. 2 spot following a good season with Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Ginebra trumps Rain or Shine for 1-0 semis lead

first_imgCompton hopeful Aces can stun Beermen: ‘Davids of the world have a chance’ The Gin Kings, who played without forward Japeth Aguilar due to a strained Achilles, held an 18-point lead, 40-22, early in the second quarter but allowed the Elasto Painters to trim it to seven, 52-45, at the end of the period.It was in the second half, however, that Ginebra held its ground and stopped any of Rain or Shine’s advances.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’Ginebra was ahead by 76-70 at the end of the third quarter but quickly pushed the ante in the fourth, mounting a huge 23-4 run for the 102-78 lead with 3:25 to play.“Those early leads are always artificial leads,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “And I think we allowed Rain or Shine with some early shooting and that second quarter they dominated us.” MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Barangay Ginebra put on a methodical show and fended off Rain or Shine, 102-89, to take Game 1 of their semifinals in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West https://web.facebook.com/inquirersports/videos/2244609362232959/Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments “They brought down an 18-point lead down to seven but my players were able to pull away again with some big plays. That’s our ammo we were able to make big plays at the right time.”Ginebra had three players score at least 20 points with Justin Brownlee leading the way with a near triple-double of 35 points, 14 rebounds, and nine assists.Jeff Chan had his best offensive game in a Ginebra jersey, shattering his 5.6 points-per-game average and finishing with 21 points in just 21 minutes.Greg Slaughter rounded out the scoring party for the Gin Kings with 20 points and six rebounds.Reggie Johnson had 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Elasto Painters while James Yap, who had 27 points in the previous game against Globalport, finished with 15 points and grabbed eight boards.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Trump sowing divisions, says basketball’s LeBron James

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Adjustment battle Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal NBA star Lebron James (left) and US President Donald Trump. INQUIRER FILEWASHINGTON, United States – Basketball great LeBron James on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of intensifying racial divisions in the United States.“I believe our president is kind of trying to divide us,” James, who is also a philanthropist, said in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.ADVERTISEMENT James was asked what he would say to Trump if he could sit across from the president.“I would never sit across from him,” James replied. “I’d sit across from Barack, though,” he said of Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, the first African American president. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “He’s kind of used sport to… divide us and that’s something I can’t relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white. You know?” the bearded and bespectacled James said.Trump has repeatedly criticized National Football League players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, a protest begun by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016.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’James, 33, has previously expressed solidarity with the kneeling players and voiced earlier criticism of Trump.He told his CNN interviewer that he “can’t sit back and not say nothing” in the face of Trump’s attempts at discord. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk James, who ranks seventh in career National Basketball Association scoring, will play with the Los Angeles Lakers next season after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers.But he remains tied to Ohio, where on Monday an elementary school for at-risk youngsters opened in his hometown of Akron, through his LeBron James Family Foundation.James, wearing a grey suit and buttoned-down shirt, said even the most successful African Americans face discriminatory attitudes.“They always going to let you know that you are the n-word no matter who you are,” he said.“I think it’s always been there. But I think the president in charge now has given people — they don’t care now, they throw it to your face.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Sans Mbala, Santillan embracing bigger role for La Salle

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PVL: Alessandrini, Laure team up as UST nears bronze after edging Adamson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. But more than the offensive load expected of him, Santillan just wants to continue to learn as the tournament progresses.Playing in his final year, Santillan said he wants to lead his team, which is composed mostly of rookies.“It’s just the first game so we just need to go on even though we lost. We learned a lot from this game and I want to continue leading our rookies,” he said.Santillan’s efforts certainly didn’t go unnoticed with his head coach Louie Gonzalez commending his play.“He (Santillan) really plays hard and with effort,” Gonzalez lauded.ADVERTISEMENT “My trust in him to be one of the players to close out games for us is there. I will keep looking for him.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES “I’ve embraced my new role with the team,” Santillan said in Filipino on stepping up in the absence of Mbala.“To those who are expecting more of me with the departure of Ben, I will do whatever I can.”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’His impressive performance, however, still was not enough to help La Salle open its campaign on a winning note.“We fell short on defense. FEU also made a lot of contribution while we were not able to contribute in the end-game,” Santillan rued as the Tamarraws, banking on a spectacular fourth quarter run, came away with a 68-61 win. Santi Santillan of La Salle. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle forward Santi Santillan is one of the players touted to fill the void left by two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala coming into Season 81.Santillan showed he has what it takes to be the Green Archers’ go-to guy he as he led his team with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field, including a 3-of-5 clip from beyond the arc and 10 rebounds, on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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No LeBron, no spotlight: Cavaliers start anew without star

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal It’s a new, yet familiar role for Love, who was Minnesota’s franchise player before he was traded to Cleveland and joined forces with James and Kyrie Irving. Four years ago, Love stood side by side with James and Irving on media day as the Cavs’ “Big Three” were introduced to the world before embarking on a journey that led to a title in 2016.That run seemed more of a distant memory on Monday as Love smiled and posed next to Lue and rookie guard Collin Sexton. And perhaps as a nod to his former teammate, Love wore a pair of James’ signature sneakers.He certainly won’t try to fill his shoes.Love, like all the Cavs, will have to adjust his game now that James isn’t around. But that doesn’t mean Love will revert to being the bruising big man he was with the Timberwolves.“I’m 30 now, so I don’t know if he’s still there,” Love said when asked if he could play like the younger version of himself. “Will there be nights when my stats are gaudy? It’s very, very likely. This will be a new chapter for all of us, and I think we’ve very excited.”Kyle Korver feels refreshed. Following a personally challenging season, which included his younger brother’s death, the 37-year-old walked out of Quicken Loans Arena following the Game 4 loss to Golden State in the Finals unsure of his future.“I was done,” Korver said. “I took a good chunk of time and got away from the game and evaluated a lot of things and tried to decide if I still had the desire to play. Talked things through with my wife and my family, looked at my kids. After doing all that I felt like I wanted to come back, I still wanted to play. I still love the game. I’m excited to be back.”While James is gone, reminders of him hang inside Cleveland Clinic Courts, where one wall is lined with Central Division and Eastern Conference championship banners.There’s also one to commemorate the ’16 title, which ended the city’s 52-year championship drought.It might be some time before the Cavs contend for another, but while he may have lost the best player he’ll ever coach, Lue isn’t convinced there’s a better team in the East. “No tanking,” he said. “Start from what we have and build from that. Not a rebuild at all. It’s a challenge for all of us, something different with LeBron gone but we’re up for the challenge.”The Cavs likely won’t regress to where they did when James bolted for Miami in 2010, but it could be a long time before they’re competing for a championship.“When you have the best player in the world who has dominated this game for the last 12 or 13 years in LeBron, it’s always tough to lose a player like that,” Lue said. “But moving forward, talking to (owner) Dan (Gilbert) and how he sees us building and approaching this season of being a playoff team.“That’s our goal and that’s what we want to do. We want to win and continue to get better, and develop our younger players while winning games.”That’s easier said than done, but Cleveland still has some talent led by All-Star forward Kevin Love, who signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension this summer and is now the Cavs’ best player and No. 1 offensive option.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs looking forward to new faces, new season after turmoil View comments “We haven’t lost yet, have we?” he saidSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LeBron James left and it all went with him.“I’m still here,” coach Tyronn Lue said, laughing.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 Cavs began life without James in earnest on Monday, taking their first steps since the superstar signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer and promptly ended the greatest run in franchise history.Without James, Cleveland has tumbled from an elite team and title contender to one many believe isn’t good enough to make the playoffs. However, Lue doesn’t believe the Cavs are starting over. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) and J.R. Smith (5) take a picture together during the NBA basketball team’s media day, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — As the Cavaliers wandered around posing for silly photographs, reading radio promotions and doing interviews, everything felt different.This media day was nothing like the past four. Cleveland heads into the season with very little buzz, zero drama and low expectations. The spotlight, which has illuminated the Cavs in recent years, is pointed elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 awardlast_img read more

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Win is a win, but Ahanmisi says ‘it shouldn’t have come down’ to final shot

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal But left with enough time on the clock, Sean Manganti scored on a magical game-winner with 0.7 seconds left that preserved Adamson’s undefeated streak and bumped the Falcons’ record to 4-0.Ahanmisi said it was his team’s fortitude that got them through the perilous situation.“Our mental toughness showed today and I think our team is built together right now but like I said it shouldn’t have come down to that point,” said Ahanmisi who had 15 points, two rebounds, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adamson University pulled off the most dramatic win so far in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, stunning University of the Philippines 69-68 in a comeback win.ADVERTISEMENT While it may have been a thrilling finish,  star guard Jerrick Ahanmisi said the Soaring Falcons should not have allowed themselves to rely on a final heart-stopping shot to  get the win.“I believe that it shouldn’t have come down to that point,” said Ahanmisi after the game. “We were down the whole game but we just kept our poise.”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 Soaring Falcons were down 57-47 heading into the fourth quarter and still trailed by as much as eight, 65-57, with 3:56 left until they mounted a 10-1 run to take a 67-66 lead in the last two minutes.It seemed, though, that the Maroons were headed for the win after Bright Akhuetie followed up Paul Desiderio’s missed three for the 68-67 lead with 5.7 seconds left. LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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? MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil From zero to hero: Sean Manganti redeems himself with game winnerlast_img read more

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Chinese athletes visit North Korea in latest sign of thaw in ties

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pompeo said he had good talks with Kim toward restarting their bumpy denuclearization negotiations. He has not announced when or where the second U.S.-North Korea summit might take place.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 plumcenter_img The Chinese sports delegation arrives at the airport Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)PYONGYANG, North Korea — A large group of Chinese athletes and sports officials arrived in North Korea on Monday in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the two countries this year.The Chinese group is led by Gou Zhongwen, the director of China’s General Administration of Sports. He was greeted at Pyongyang’s airport by North Korea’s minister of sports, Kim Il Guk.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Go, Olaivar, Torres lead qualifying rounds in 22nd Sletba Open China’s official Xinhua News Agency said the Chinese delegation includes men’s and women’s basketball teams. They are expected to take part in friendly matches with North Korean teams this week.After a period of frosty ties, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited China three times this year, and traditional proclamations of friendship between the two neighbors have been resurrected.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 ChrissSpeculation continues over whether Xi Jinping will make a visit to North Korea.The Chinese delegation’s visit comes just after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang and met with Kim to discuss a possible second summit with President Donald Trump. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner new deal

first_imgKrzyzewski, Duke reload with another strong freshman class Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title A message was left by The Associated Press with Turner’s listed agent.The signing means Indiana will have two key players — Turner and All-Star guard Victor Oladipo — under contract for the next three seasons.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 ChrissTurner was taken No. 11 overall in the 2015 NBA draft and finished third in the league with 1.82 blocks last season. He also averaged 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.In a statement issued by the team, Turner said he is “excited to build here in Indiana.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers leave the floor after fouling out agent the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 29, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 105-101 to win there series. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers have signed 22-year-old Myles Turner to a contract extension.Team officials made the announcement Monday but declined to provide details of the deal. It is a four-year deal worth $72 million, espn.com reported.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

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