#KicksStalker: Bryant announces new signature sneaker ‘Kobe 360’

first_imgMOST READ As per Sole Collector, the new shoe will be called the Kobe 360 and Bryant used the word “lightweight” as the all-encompassing feature.“It’s really a challenging duality,” said Bryant in the report. “How can you create something that is so lightweight, so minimal without compromising stability? Without compromising performance it?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Kobe 360 will be Bryant’s fifth line joining the Kobe, Venomenon, Kobe Mentality, and Mamba Instinct lines.“As Kobe continues to push us, this product represents a breakthrough in how shoes are designed and made,” said Parker. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant attends a promotional event organized by the sports brand Nike, for the inauguration of the infrastructure improvements of a local basketball playground at the Jean-Jaures sports hall “Le Quartier”, in Paris on October 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZKobe Bryant had already settled into retirement but that doesn’t mean he would stop from being an influence in the sneaker-wearing community.At Nike’s Investor Day in Portland, Bryant joined Nike CEO Mark Parker in announcing his new signature sneaker.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Standhardinger or Ravena? San Miguel to pick first in 2017 PBA Draft OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Jarencio confident GlobalPort is ready despite Romeo’s absence

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Porzingis scores 30, Knicks hold off Hawks Romeo averaged 23.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.8 assists this past season.Jarencio also has faith in the team’s supporting cast to get the job done.“All the players are ready, so when Terrence returns, he’s going to be a big boost for us. But regardless (of the situation), we’re ready,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio isn’t batting an eyelash when asked about Terrence Romeo’s continued absence as the star guard recovers from his knee injury.“There’s no problem. If he’s not here, we as a team is ready. We want him to be ready once he fully recovers from his injury,” the affable Jarencio said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Romeo is still nursing a knee contusion that sidelined him late last season and also forced him to miss Gilas Pilipinas’ first two games in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers last November.He is set to return to the team by January, which means the Batang Pier will only miss the former FEU stalwart for one game — their Christmas Day clash with NLEX at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseJarencio is confident GlobalPort can still manage despite the absence of the reigning Scoring Champion.“If Terrence comes back three weeks from now, we’re still okay because he still needs to get his conditioning back.” LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Panthers owner under investigation for workplace misconduct

first_imgThe Panthers made the NFL aware on Friday that it has initiated an investigation into Richardson’s alleged workplace misconduct.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league has no comment at this time.The investigation against the team’s only owner in franchise history is being led by international law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP, and will be overseen by Bowles, who is a minority owner.Panthers coach Ron Rivera said in a release Friday night that he has had a strong relationship with Richardson since he joined the franchise as coach in 2012.“I have enormous respect for the man, but will wait for the results of the investigation before making any judgment,” Rivera said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson watches before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals in Charlotte, N.C. The Carolina Panthers are investigating workplace misconduct allegations against founder and owner Jerry Richardson. The team said Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation for allegations of workplace misconduct.The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a release that the Panthers and the 81-year-old Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct.“The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally,” Drummond said in the release. “We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRichardson was unavailable for comment.Drummond told The Associated Press because the matter is under legal review, the Panthers cannot comment publicly on the specifics of the allegations. He is only one of two owners to have owned a franchise since its inception. The other is Houston’s Robert McNair.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Richardson brought NFL football to the Carolinas in 1993 when he became the first former NFL player since George Halas to own a team.The Panthers began play two years later in 1995.The Panthers have made a series of peculiar moves in the last year.Team president Danny Morrison, who was well liked in the Carolinas among had worked on the business side, abruptly resigned in February.Then, as the Panthers were preparing for training camp, Richardson unexpectedly fired general manager Dave Gettleman, who has led the team to the Super Bowl just two years ago and replaced him with former general manager Marty Hurney. The move was odd considering Carolina has made the playoffs three times in four seasons under Gettleman.Hurney did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.Former Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme said he is one of “numerous” former Carolina players who maintains a close relationship with Richardson.“The only thing I can say is that Mr. Richardson is a gentleman that I have the highest degree of respect for,” Delhomme told The Associated Press.Richardson, who rarely conducts interviews, never addressed the moves.Richardson was hospitalized 2008, one month after receiving a pacemaker. Richardson underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2002 and was placed on a donor waiting list for a new heart. He received the new heart on Feb. 1, 2009, and has not had any known setbacks since. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Regine Arocha named NCAA Finals MVP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano sweeps San Beda for 3rd NCAA title in 4 years READ: Arellano sweeps San Beda for 3rd title in 4 years“It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Arocha in Filipino. “I’m just so happy right now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m so happy for her because she really improved a lot,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier.Arocha finished with 15 points and 12 digs on Sunday to lead Arellano’s dominating Game 2 performance as an encore to her 14-point outing in a five-set win in the finals opener three days ago. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 “We just really wanted to win,” said the third-year spiker. “Yesterday in training we were really telling ourselves that it would be our last practice this season that’s why we worked very hard to get the championship today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMany believed Regine Arocha deserved to be the Finals MVP in Arellano University’s championship run last season.But nonetheless, Arocha now has her own trophy apart from another championship after leading the Lady Chiefs to their third NCAA women’s volleyball crown in four years following a sweep of the San Beda Lady Red Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Villanueva hails Alab Pilipinas championship win

first_imgLATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Suns hire Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as new head coach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img “Mabuhay po ang bawat atletang Pilipino!” Villanueva further said.Villanueva was a former cager for the University of Santo Tomas (UST). He was part of the Growling Tigers team that won the UAAP crown in 1994 and 1995. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Senator Joel VillanuevaSenator Joel Villanueva expressed on Thursday his fiery praises on the efforts of the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas team, which clinched the ASEAN Basketball League title with a Game 5 victory over Thailand’s Mono Vampire.In a tweet, Villanueva – himself an ardent basketball player – commended Alab Pilipinas’ 102-92 win at the Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “Congratulations, Alab Pilipinas! We are the Champions!” Villanueva tweeted.READ: Alab Pilipinas captures ABL championship with Game 5 winFEATURED 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 crownVillanueva, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, also said the team’s triumph is a testament to the world-class talent of Filipinos.“San Miguel Alab Pilipinas team gave us reasons why we should be proud as Filipinos.  Their victory attests to the hard work, determination, and greatness of our athletes,” he noted. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

LeBron James weighing many options as free agency looms

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Making sense of NBA free agency dollars James told the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent on Sunday when NBA teams can begin negotiations with players before signing them on July 6.By declining his option, James positioned himself to be able to choose where he’ll play next and Cleveland, his basketball home for 11 of the past 15 seasons, remains a strong possibility. But there are at least three other teams — and maybe an outsider or two — with legitimate shots at landing the three-time MVP, who made it clear following this year’s NBA Finals that he’s still driven to win championships.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 crownWhile every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.Here are the cases — for and against — the leading contenders: Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Last summer’s stunning trade of guard Kyrie Irving left the Cavs without a quality running mate for James, who was forced to carry a heavier offensive load throughout the regular season and playoffs. Cleveland has deep salary-cap issues — partially caused by James’ failure to commit long-term — and the Cavs currently lack enough talent to unseat the champion Golden State Warriors.Gilbert and James mended some fences for his return in 2014, but they remain distant other than a shared commitment to winning. Gilbert has gone above and beyond financial barriers to appease James, but the well could be running dry.LOS ANGELES LAKERSWHY: Salary-cap space; business interests; iconic franchise.With some savvy moves, the Lakers are poised to potentially add two superstars — James and Paul George and maybe Kawhi Leonard — to a team featuring up-and-coming talents like Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, who is reportedly dealing with a knee injury. James loves the Hollywood lights, and with two homes in the Los Angeles area as well as a film production company, he has already established some roots in the land of movie stars and slow-moving traffic. The appeal of playing for one of the league’s most storied teams is another allure.WHY NOT: Youth; the Western Conference.There’s little doubt James has some quality years ahead of him. But does he have enough time to let a group of unproven players with no postseason experience develop into a title contender? And if he jumps conferences for the first time in his career, the path to the Finals is far more treacherous.PHILADELPHIAWHY: Rising team; staying in the East.In Sixers guard Ben Simmons, James sees a younger version of himself and he’d relish the chance to play alongside the 21-year-old while mentoring him. The Sixers also have center Joel Embiid, 24, projected to become the game’s next dominant big men. Philadelphia would instantly vault from conference contender to favorite with James, who could make a strong run at his ninth straight Finals in Year One. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town CLEVELANDWHY: Home; money.James came back four years ago to a hero’s welcome, something that seemed unimaginable when he left in disgrace four years earlier for Miami. But he vowed to do everything he could to deliver a title to championship-starved Cleveland. He delivered in 2016, erasing past sins and raising James to a worshipped level few athletes in any sport have experienced. His family is comfortable here and it’s where he has complete control.The Cavs can also offer him the most lucrative package, a five-year, $209 million contract.WHY NOT: Flawed roster; blemished relationship with owner Dan Gilbert.ADVERTISEMENT WHY NOT: Too young; front-office dysfunction.Much like the Lakers, the Sixers lack postseason experience and James would be surrounded by players who have barely tasted the postseason. General manager Bryan Colangelo’s resignation following an investigation into whether he created Twitter accounts to criticize his own players, has given the impression that the team isn’t operating in concert and then would turn off James quickly.OTHER CONTENDERSHouston: While the Rockets once seemed a good fit, James declining his option all but eliminated the chances of him joining up with close friend Chris Paul and MVP James Harden. If James had opted in with the Cavs, they could have worked out a sign-and-trade with Houston.San Antonio: James reveres Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but living in Texas doesn’t seem appealing to the star’s family and the Spurs are still trying to figure out what to do with Leonard, who can become a free agent after next season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES FILE – In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James watches during the first half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland. Two people familiar with the decision say James has told the Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent. James’ representatives told the Cavs on Friday, June 29, 2018, said the people who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly commenting on moves ahead of free agency opening Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — LeBron James posted a video of himself jumping off a cliff while on a Caribbean vacation with his family.He’s about to dive into free agency.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

Racraquin return pumps life into San Beda’s PVL bid

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I saw that I was able to help them in getting the win today.”Racraquin, who had five points in her previous game against Far Eastern University, put up 18 points against San Sebastian as the Lady Red Spikers snapped their skid and bagged their first win.The win not only pushed the Lady Red Spikers to a share of the fifth spot in the standings, it also gave them a psychological advantage over the Lady Stags come the NCAA tournament.“We already have one win over them because we won in today’s game so when the NCAA tournament comes they will think ‘San Beda again,’” said Racraquin. “That’s the thought we want them to have.”ADVERTISEMENT Racraquin was absent for two of the Red Lions’ last three losses because of a couple injuries on her left leg.The missed opportunity to help her team lit the fire under Racraquin as she led San Beda to a dominant victory against San Sebastian 25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16.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’READ: PVL: San Beda ends winless run, beats San Sebastian “This win is very important for me because for the past games I can see that the team didn’t have a leader and I’m hurt because I’m their leader,” said Racraquin in Filipino. “So when I played today, my focus was to lead the team so we can play as one.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PVL: UST earns semis spot with fifth straight win View comments San Beda captain Cesca Racraquin had to watch her team falter in two straight outings in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

‘We want Wilder’: Team Joshua eager to fix unification fight

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Asia League chief determined to get more PBA teams to join its tournaments British boxer Anthony Joshua enters the arena for his fight against Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles fight at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON — No sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing’s most glamorous division.An eagerly anticipated fight on Dec. 1 will go a long way to clearing that up.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For Hearn, Wilder vs. Joshua — pitting the two biggest punchers in boxing together — would be one of the biggest fights in boxing history and would be must-see viewing, stylistically. There’s also the issue of unifying the belts while the opportunity is there.“We want to be undisputed heavyweight champion of the world,” Hearn said, looking across to Joshua.Hearn also sees Fury, a loudmouth out of the ring and a pragmatic boxer in it, as something of a turn-off.“I don’t want to be disrespectful here, but Tyson Fury is the most unentertaining fighter I’ve ever seen,” Hearn said, dismissively. “He’s never been in a good fight in his whole career. Deontay Wilder against Joshua is the biggest fight in world boxing and it’s the most exciting matchup you can make.”The Wilder and Joshua camps negotiated last year for a fight — there was talk of $50 million on the table — but couldn’t find a middle ground. Hearn is eager to resume talks and agree to a deal in the coming weeks that can be rubber-stamped as soon as Wilder beats Fury. He said $50m would be “peanuts” compared to what could be offer next year.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 Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, is scheduled to take on Tyson Fury, the former champion before drug and health issues got in the way, somewhere in Las Vegas. It’s a fight between two unbeaten heavyweights who represent the biggest threat to Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO belt-holder, and could provide his next opponent.Joshua, now with a 22-0 record after toughing out a victory over Alexander Povetkin in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, said he isn’t bothered who wins out of Wilder and Fury. In fact, he even suggested he won’t even watch it.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 ChrissHis promoter has other ideas, however.“We want Wilder,” Eddie Hearn said.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I don’t want to wait until December for him to finish his fight, get some rest and then start negotiating,” said Joshua, who is contractually obliged to return to Wembley on April 13 for his next fight. “I start training for a fight again early January. I want to get my fight fixed as soon as possible this side of the year, so I know what I’m doing next year.”Aside from what will undoubtedly by tough negotiations with Wilder’s people, another possible barrier for Hearn will be if Fury wins on Dec. 1. That would make a rematch likely, and also make Wilder a less-appealing prospect.Joshua would then have to turn to someone like fellow Briton Dillian Whyte for his April 13 fight.So, it’s a case of wait and see for Joshua, who has a seven-month break before getting back in the ring. He’ll do so with more experience in the bank after a difficult fight against Povetkin that started with the Briton getting a busted nose in the first round and ended with a devastating flurry of punches that sent the 39-year-old Russian nearly stumbling through the ropes.In his last two fights, Joshua has beaten the previously undefeated Joseph Parker convincingly on points and then inflicted only Povetkin’s second career loss. They were both ranked as the No. 3 heavyweight in the world when they took on Joshua, who realistically only has two credible rivals currently in the division.Fury has returned after a 2 1/2-year absence with two almost farcically easy fights, which gave him some much-needed time in the ring but barely proved a thing.Fury vs. Joshua — the bad boy against the poster boy — would get Britons excited but Wilder vs. Joshua really gets the pulses racing.“No problem, I fight whoever,” Joshua said. “I’ll always knock them down, one by one.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

first_imgCarpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal After referee Celestino Ruiz stopped the fight, Crawford stuck out his tongue at his fallen opponent, who had made this a personal grudge match with insults he’s directed toward Crawford for months.Next up for Crawford could be a unification bout with IBF champion Errol Spence Jr., something promoter Bob Arum has said he would like to make happen sometime in 2019. The only problem is that Spence is promoted by Al Hayman, but Arum has said that would not be an insurmountable problem.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 Chriss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Terence Crawford watches as Jose Benavidez goes down in the 12th round during their WBO welterweight title boxing bout in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Terence Crawford won in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. — Terence “Bud” Crawford stopped Jose Benavidez with 18 seconds left in the 12th and final round to retain his WBO welterweight championship on Saturday night.Crawford had knocked Benavidez to the canvas with a powerful right hand with 46 seconds left, and then Crawford finished him off with consecutive right hands.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Adebayo’s career-high helps Heat beat Suns

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTHeat: At Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.Suns: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “After the first quarter, that wasn’t the tone we wanted to set for the game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “From there we followed up with a 14-point defensive quarter in the second quarter and some good things in the second half on both sides of the floor.”After scoring fewer than 10 points in the first quarter of each of their previous two games, the Suns shot out to a 36-34 lead after one period against Miami.But coach Igor Kokoskov had a hard time calling it an improved offensive performance, considering his team’s 21 turnovers (resulting in 29 Miami points).“It cost us the game,” he said.Still, Kokoskov said, “the energy was much, much better than last night” in a blowout loss in Portland.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 LATEST STORIES Justise Winslow added 20 points, including all four of his 3-point tries, and Rodney McGruder scored 14 points for Miami. Goran Dragic, back after missing eight games with a sore right knee, had 11 points and 10 assists.“It feels good,” Dragic said. “I was a little winded but I feel great. I’m satisfied.”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 Suns again were without their top two scorers. Devin Booker missed his third straight with left hamstring strain, and T.J. Warren his fifth straight with right ankle soreness.Troy Daniels made 6-of-10 3-pointers for a season-high 18 points for Phoenix. Deandre Ayton had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix. Rookie De’Anthony Melton, in his first career start, scored all 12 of his points in the third quarter for the Suns, who, at 4-22, have the NBA’s worst record. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Daniels’ third 3-pointer of the half gave Phoenix its last lead, 45-43, with 4:53 left in the second quarter. Miami scored the next 11 points in what became a 17-2 run. McGruder’s 3-pointer capped the outburst and put the Heat up 60-47. Mikal Bridges’ steal and 3-pointer at the buzzer cut the Miami lead to 60-50 at the half.Richardson and McGruder sank 3s in an 8-0 spurt that put the Heat ahead 80-62, and they led 89-73 entering the fourth quarter.Phoenix briefly cut it to 91-79 before an 8-1 surge made it 99-80 with eight minutes left. The Heat led by as many as 22 points after that.ADEBAYO TIMEAdebayo, who also grabbed 10 rebounds, got extra playing time with the absence of Hassan Whiteside.“I feel like I do that every night. I provide energy if he’s in or he’s out,” Adebayo said. “I just had to take care of business. There was just a lot of energy.’”Spoelstra said of Adebayo, “He was all over the place.”TIP-INSHeat: Miami was without Wayne Ellington due to a death in the family and is expected back on Monday. Whiteside remained in Miami for the birth of his first child. … Adebayo’s previous career high was 19 points at Cleveland on Nov. 28, 2017. … It was Miami’s first road game against a Western Conference team this season. … The Heat have won 19 of their last 21 against Phoenix. … Dwyane Wade stuck around and talked to cheering fans, and traded jerseys with Jamal Crawford, after his last game in Phoenix. Wade is retiring after this season and this was the first of his last visits to NBA cities.Suns: In the previous two contests, Phoenix was the first NBA team in the shot-clock era to score fewer than 10 points in the first quarter of consecutive games. … Daniels hit double figures for the third straight game. … Phoenix signed G Juwan Evans to a two-way contract. Evans and another G-League player, George King, were active for the Suns Friday. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade shoots in front of Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The depleted Phoenix Suns gave the Heat a little resistance before normalcy was restored, and Miami became the latest team to win in the desert.Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and the Heat opened a six-game trip by handing the Suns their eighth straight loss, 115-98, on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Warriors splash 19 3s to beat Bucks on road Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more