With family waiting at the finish line, Tara Borlain cruises to last IronKids win

first_imgLeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets It was a stark difference from the past years, where Tara and Samantha would always be neck-and-neck en route to their expected 1-2 finish before hugging it out in celebration.READ: Tara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stintStill, with Samantha and her parents cheering her on from the sidelines, Tara felt like she was on cloud nine.“It’s actually the best thing I can ask for. When I’m with them, I feel more confident. I got to know myself more because of them,” she said.Dominant since she first started joining the IronKids, Borlain could only smile as she now puts all her attention on her studies in St. Paul University, while still joining some small triathlon events from time-to-time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return As she is about to take her curtain call, Tara left a few words of wisdom to her fellow youth triathletes.“Keep believing in yourself,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tara Borlain. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Soaking in the cheers, Tara Borlain comfortably crossed the finish line by her lonesome as she once again ruled the girls’ 13-14 category of the 2017 Alaska IronKids Saturday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.But for the rising triathlete, she was never alone.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes not replacing injured Fajardo in Gilas’ Fiba Asia Cup roster Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Though older sister Samantha no longer competed in the youth circuit, the middle Borlain sibling felt her family’s support from start to finish as she capped off a decorated IronKids career.READ: Graduating Baniqued, Borlain reign in IronKids anew FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Ever since I started, the most important thing I learned is that family is the key. Winning is just in your mind and in your heart, and if you give your best, you’re already a champion. I believe that your family will be the one to push you for that success to happen,” the 14-year-old said.Borlain pulled away from the field early and was hardly threatened as she finished the race in 41:34, almost a full four minutes ahead of her closest pursuant. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Our team has many young players and sometimes, they panic in the crucial moments of the game. But next game, we will just try to be more confident so maybe we can force a Game 3 and go to the Finals.”The Scorpions now that if they want to extend their stint in the Foundation Cup, they have no choice but to fight harder in game 2 on Tuesday.“In basketball, nothing is impossible. We just have to deal with it and focus on the next game. This is a do-or-die for us,” he said. “We just have to come back stronger. We hope that we give our best and play hard to force a Game 3.”ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 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 MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate The Congolese big man did all he could, firing 20 points and 27 rebounds in the defeat. Unfortunately, he had the ignominy of being the one to commit the charging foul on Gab Banal in the waning seconds that took the fight out of the Scorpions.Still, Ebondo lauded CEU’s efforts after they came just within breaks away from dealing Flying V its first loss of the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We just wanted to give them their first loss. We really played hard, but we just have to move on and adjust next game. We want to be more mature, especially in the end game,” he said.Ebondo also seeks to be more of a veteran as he wants to calm his fellow teammates in the clutch. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESSeeing his herculean effort go down the drain, Rod Ebondo opted to move on rather than dwell on Centro Escolar University’s sorry 65-61 Game 1 loss to Flying V in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals on Thursday.“This is basketball. We can’t say anything about it. It just happened,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicantslast_img read more

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FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UP

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments With that in mind, the Tamaraws held the Fighting Maroons to just four triples and 31 percent shooting (23-of-73) from the field.Ron Dennison, who hounded Paul Desiderio throughout the game, led FEU with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds.Richard Escoto added 12 points to the Tamaraws’ cause while Prince Orizu had eight points 14 rebounds, and two blocks.Ibrahim Ouattara paced UP with 17 points, 13 boards, and two blocks while rookie Juan Gomez De Liaño added 16 points.After finishing with a career-high 30 points against the Green Archers, Desiderio struggled, converting four of his 12 field goal attempts for nine points.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University picked up a big win after blowing out University of the Philippines, 78-59, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws streaked to its third straight win for a 4-2 record to move up to solo third while the Fighting Maroons dropped to fourth with a  3-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson After UP staged a quick 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 10, 58-48, the Tamaraws pulled all the stops and unleashed a brutal 16-0 counter with Jasper Parker capping it off with a corner triple for a 74-48 lead with 2:50 left.FEU head coach Olsen Racela said the offense wasn’t the first thing they thought of to repel UP’s scoring splurge, but a well-executed defensive plan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I always tell them that when a team makes a run, we should focus on stops and normally when a team goes on a run they want to score immediately,” said Racela. “So we focused on stops, and it’s a good thing they responded.”FEU was aware of its opponent’s hot shooting, something the Fighting Maroons displayed in a stunning victory over defending champion La Salle in a game where they put up 16 three-pointers. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Kai Sotto juggles basketball, studies during Batang Gilas’ Fiba Asia stint

first_imgThe MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Kai Sotto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNot even attending to academic obligations kept Kai Sotto from playing true to form in the Philippines’ successful stint in the Fiba Under-16 Asian Championship.Sotto was the lone player from Batang Gilas allowed to use his cellphone throughout the team’s campaign in Foshan, China as he needed to finish his school work.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ True to his word, Sotto delivered as he averaged 16.8 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game to lead Batang Gilas to a fourth-place finish and a spot in the Fiba U-17 Basketball World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The team has a no-cellphone policy during the course of the tournament to keep the players away from any distractions.The Ateneo standout admitted it wasn’t easy having to prepare himself for the game and meet his academic requirements at the same time.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“Before Fiba Asia we learned that I have summer classes. It’s hard because after every practice and game, every night I had to ask for my cellphone and some were wondering why I’m allowed to get my phone and they’re not,” said Sotto in Filipino.“It’s not that easy but I know that I will give everything because that’s the promise I told to myself that no matter what happens, I will give my 100 percent.”last_img read more

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PH boxer Moralde overcomes early knockdown, deals Ugandan foe 1st loss

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Japan’s Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 The 24-year-old Moralde earned a hard-fought unanimous decision victory, 76-74, 76-74, 77-73, to improve his record to 20-1, with 10 knockouts after coming off a loss to American Toka Kahn Clary five months ago in Rhode Island.Muwendo, 29, was dealt with his first setback after starting his professional career with 19 wins, 12 coming by knockout.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 eight-rounder fought at a catchweight of 132 pounds was part of the undercard of the Jerwin Ancajas-Jonas Sultan main event  that featured two Filipinos in a world title fight for the first time in 93 years.Ancajas dominated Sultan en route to a unanimous decision win, 119-109, 119-109, 117-111. Filipino John Moralde shook off an early knockdown to beat Ismail Muwendo of Uganda Sunday (Manila time) at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, USA.Moralde recovered after getting dropped in the first round and returned the favor to Muwendo, who tasted the canvas in the fifth round.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Rain or Shine comes back to beat Phoenix for 5th straight win

first_imgMOST READ With Rain or Shine trailing, 96-90, early in the fourth, James Yap scored six straight points to start off the Elasto Painters’ 14-2 run for a 104-98 lead at the 4:11 mark of the quarter.The Elasto Painters, however, were  unsteady at the start of the game and allowed Jeff Chan and Eugene Phelps to match them in scoring with the two Fuel Masters scoring a combined 45 points after the first 24 minutes.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“It’s another hard-earned win for us, and during half time I told the players we can’t be complacent against any team as I felt we didn’t want to win today’s game,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia. “I just told them we have to at least keep the game close to have a chance at beating Phoenix.”“They were playing so good especially Jeff and Eugene who tied us at halftime in terms of scoring, they had 45 we had 45.” Passionate Peruvian fans flood World Cup’s smallest city Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Rain or Shine eventually clamped down on the defensive end forcing Chan and Phelps to go a combined 2-of-11 in the second half.And defense was also the key factor in stopping the Fuel Masters down the stretch with Reggie Johnson forcing Phelps to miss a layup with 5.9 seconds left to preserve Rain or Shine’s 107-106 lead.Johnson, who finished with a game-high 32 points on top of 17 rebounds, then, followed up his defensive stop on Phelps with a crucial challenge on Matthew Wright, whose attempt hit the backboard on his last heave.Yap, who had eight points in the fourth quarter, and Beau Belga finished with 13 points apiece to help the Elasto Painters while Raymond Almazan added 11 points.Phelps and Chan eventually finished with 26 points apiece for the Fuel Masters while Wright had 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.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 award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine erased an early game deficit to edge Phoenix, 108-106, to retain its spot atop the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Elasto Painters chipped away at Phoenix’ 19-point lead, 29-10, in the first period and slowly built up their momentum in the second half to take their fifth straight victory and get a league-best 8-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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GALLERY: Best in UAAP, NCAA feted in 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Smart backs Batang Gilas bid at Fiba U17 World Cup Robert Bolick (San Beda) – Player of the YearRobert Bolick (San Beda), Ben Mbala (La Salle), CJ Perez (Lyceum) Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo) – Mythical FiveBoyet Fernandez (San Beda), Tab Baldwin (Ateneo) – Coaches of the YearAlvin Pasaol (UE) – Breakout PlayerAfril Bernardino (NU) – Award of ExcellenceIsaac Go (Ateneo), Donald Tankoua (San Beda) – Pivotal Player AwardLyceum Pirates – Special CitationFEATURED 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The best of the best in past UAAP and NCAA season were recognized for their outstanding efforts during the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Basketball Awards on Thursday at Bayleaf Hotel in Manila.The awardees at the UAAP-NCAA Collegiate Basketball awards night along with the sportswriters. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUAAP-NCAA Press Corps president Reuben Terrado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol is the breakout player of the year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDonald Tankoua is the pivotal player of the year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfril Bernardino was given the award of excellence. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAndrew Lopez claims the Mythical Five award on behalf of CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick is part of the Mythical five. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMozzy and Bong Ravena claims the Mythical five award on behalf of Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoyet Fernandez was given the NCAA Coach of the year award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRober Bolick was also recognized as Player of the Year, the first time a player from the NCAA was given the award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe winners of sports writing contest. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe awardees. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHere is the full list of winners, as chosen by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps:ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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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Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brazil’s Neymar lies on the ground during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)MOSCOW — After a decade of duopoly, the FIFA-run vote to crown football’s best player finally seems open to third parties after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo left the World Cup early.Neymar must help Brazil lift the trophy next week if he wants to join the greats, according to the World Cup winner who first took home FIFA’s top individual award.ADVERTISEMENT Cutting out the play-acting would also help Neymar win votes, 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaeus said Wednesday.“We need players like Neymar,” said the former West Germany captain, who won the inaugural FIFA world player award in 1991. “But not with this acting what he was doing now in each game.”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 crownA debate about Neymar faking injury and overreacting to tackles is polarizing opinion between European outrage and Brazilian defense.Former England forward Alan Shearer called Neymar’s behavior “absolutely pathetic” in a British broadcast Monday. Neymar’s theatrics distracted from Brazil’s 2-0 win over Mexico that took the five-time champion into the quarterfinals. 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Guiao rips Kickert, Aussies: ‘He almost killed somebody and didn’t apologize’ “The criticism is nonsense,” Brazil great Ronaldo told reporters Wednesday. “I am against all these opinions you mentioned. I don’t think referees have been protecting him enough.”Ronaldo, a three-time winner of FIFA’s best player award, and Matthaeus spoke at a briefing about the individual accolade that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won five times each in the past decade.With Portugal and Argentina both leaving Russia in the round of 16, the award seems open for a new winner to emerge.“Sure, Neymar — when he will win the World Cup,” said Matthaeus. “You have to win titles with your team.”Ronaldo and Messi arrived in Russia after Real Madrid won a third straight Champions League title and Barcelona won La Liga. Neymar’s absence since February with a foot injury was barely a blip for Paris Saint-Germain’s procession to win the French league.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s easy to win the title in France,” Matthaeus said. “For me, Neymar this season, he did not show until now he can be the best.”The German great picked out another PSG star, Kylian Mbappe of France, England captain Harry Kane and Croatia captain Luka Modric as potential candidates for the FIFA award when voting opens July 23.The winner announced in London on Sept. 24 is judged by a vote by national team coaches and captains, plus media from FIFA’s 211 member countries, and fans voting online. It is separate from the Golden Ball given to the World Cup’s best player.Ronaldo singled out Neymar as a potential winner — noting that he himself won the FIFA award after an injury-hit season that peaked with Brazil’s World Cup title. Ronaldo’s eight goals in Japan and South Korea included both in the final, a 2-0 win over Germany.“The results for Neymar with the national team are incredible and he’s still not at his best,” Ronaldo said.Matthaeus suggested an 11th year of Messi-Ronaldo dominance is likely.“I give them maybe one or two years more,” he said, “then there will come a change for this award.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Fiba Asia Champions Cup: Meralco loses 2nd straight, bows to Alvark Tokyo

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Meralco suffered another heartbreaker in the continental stage after losing to B.League’s Alvark Tokyo, 84-73, in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup Friday at Nonthaburi Province Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham put up 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bolts while fellow import Diamond Stone added 28 points and eight boards.Alex Kirk led Alvark with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Daiki Tanaka added 17 points, five boards, and seven assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Eyes on gold: High hopes for PH delegation in Asian Para Games The Bolts are now at 0-2 in Group B and will now hope for the other teams in their pool to lose their respective games for them to have at least a chance of entering the semifinals.Only the top two-teams in the group will advance to the next round.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 ChrissMeralco managed to hold on to a 60-60 tie early in the fourth but Alvark got on a small 6-0 run to take a 66-60 lead after Milko Bjelica’s free throws at the 6:57 mark of the quarter.That small scoring spurt proved to be enough separation for the Japanese club as it held on for the win. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Clippers deal Wesley Johnson to Pelicans

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