Santos’ ‘hand of God’ paves way for San Miguel title win

Santos’ ‘hand of God’ paves way for San Miguel title win

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “That’s the hand of God,” said Santos in Filipino after San Miguel took the 108-99 victory Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.“I was fatigued but the will really pushed me. I kept telling myself ‘no, we won’t lose.’”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 crownSantos’ triple tied the game at 86 with 18.7 seconds left in regulation paving the way for more of San Miguel’s late-game heroics.After a 94-94 stalemate at the end of the first overtime, the Beermen broke loose in the second extra session, outscoring the Hotshots, 14-5, to make their case as the best All-Filipino team in PBA history. Batang Gilas bows to China in Fiba U16 semis Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames San Miguel distanced itself from the Magnolia franchise with the most Philippine Cup titles with eight, two more than the Hotshots.“This is our legacy because you won’t find anything more from this team,” said Santos, who put up 23 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists in the title-clinching game. “Us captains, I, Chris Ross, and Alex [Cabagnot] we want to make history and solidify our legacy.”“And we want you guys, the media, and the people outside the team to proclaim us as the best all-Filipino team. It won’t come from us, it would come from you.”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 MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETSan Miguel’s legacy has been defined in such a ceremonious way that it was almost God who predetermined the fate.The Beermen won an unprecedented fourth straight Philippine Cup after surviving the Magnolia Hotshots in double overtime, but it wouldn’t have ended that way had Arwind Santos not made a clutch triple that he dubbed as “the hand of God.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

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PBA: Manuel powers Alaska to decimation of Columbian

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Quarters: 31-28, 73-37, 106-72, 134-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Alaska hiked its record to 2-1, while evening up the Columbian’s record to 2-2.Bailey John Fields had 39 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists in his debut for the Dyip, while Eric Camson and Reden Celda both had 10 in the defeat.The Scores:ALASKA 134 — Manuel 26, Campbell 22, Baclao 12, Galliguez 10, Banchero 9, Magat 9, Abueva 8, Casio 8, R. Pascual 8, Potts 6, Teng 5, Exciminiano 4, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Andrada 0, Enciso 0.COLUMBIAN 103 — Fields 39, Camson 10, Celda 10, King 8, Lastimosa 8, McCarthy 7, Cabrera 6, Gabriel 4, Yee 4, Khobuntin 3, Cahilig 2, Sara 2, Ababou 0, Corpuz 0, Escoto 0, Tubid 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Manuel finished with 26 points on a 12-of-17 shooting from the field off the bench, to go with four rebounds, while import Antonio Campbell got a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds.The duo were responsible for Alaska outscoring Columbian in that telling frame, 42-9, while also getting things done on defense and holding the Dyip to a forgettable 18-percent clip.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“The guys played so well in the second quarter and we’re just trying to avoid any third quarter meltdown,” said coach Alex Compton. “The entire team played defense, moved the ball well, and we forced them to miss some shots that got us some easy baskets. The defensive activities that we did, I think gave us the game.”Nonoy Baclao took advantage of the extended garbage time and had 12 points, nine boards, and five assists, Chris Banchero added his nine points, four rebounds, and a whopping 13 assists while Calvin Abueva did the dirty work with eight points, seven boards, two assists, as a steal and a block. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Despite early exit, FIVB Manila Open a learning experience for Soriano, Tan Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netVic Manuel heated up in the second quarter and Alaska bludgeoned Columbian, 134-103, to score its second straight win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The hardworking forward accounted for almost half of the Aces’ production in the killer second quarter, going for 20 points in that period alone to dismantle the Dyip by halftime, 73-37.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Ramos blasts listless Blackwater: We didn’t play with any effort

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Blackwater is already eliminated in the race for a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup but for head coach Bong Ramos that is no excuse for them to stop playing proper basketball.ADVERTISEMENT View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ramos was pertaining to games against Rain or Shine and Magnolia, two teams that are on top of the league standings.Rain or Shine sit atop the standings with a 7-1 record while the Hotshots are at fifth at 4-4.Blackwater played with an all-Filipino crew almost the entirety of the game when Henry Walker aggravated his injury in his right shoulder against the Elasto Painters and the Elite lost by just 10, 104-94.And although the Elite are at the bottom of the standings, they were able to stun Magnolia 86-84 after Walker’s game-winning dunk.Ramos, whose team will play San Miguel next, said he wants his players to bounce back and remove their attitude problem for their final match this conference.“I told them that what happened is due to negative attitude and they need to flush it away,” said Ramos. “I won’t stop teaching them, I won’t stop giving them inputs, and training them to learn. I will continue what I’m doing.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA: Alaska grabs share of top spot after fending off NLEX Although talking in a calm and posed way, Ramos’ words ripped at his players after the Elite lost to Meralco 102-75 Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.“We didn’t play with any effort today, it’s as if we didn’t even show up for the game,” said Ramos in Filipino. “That’s all I can say, we didn’t show anything for this game. They seemed content with their performances in our previous games and it seems they left me hanging in midair.”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 Elite settled for a disappointing 1-9 record in the conference and Ramos knows its hard for a coach to motivate players who are fighting for nothing.“Of course it’s hard but I keep on pushing them,” said Ramos. “They displayed intensity, energy, and they were competing in our previous games but it was in this game that they went back to their old ways.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Frankie Lim satisfied with Altas’ tough stand vs Red Lions

first_imgAs heartbreaking as University of Perpetual Help’s 67-65 loss to defending champion San Beda, head coach Frankie Lim decided to look at the silver lining of their opener in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT The Altas went up against the formidable Red Lions whose only notable loss from last year’s championship squad were big man Arnaud Noah and shooter Davon Potts.“You know, I’m happy with the performance of the players and I told them that they can go out of this place with your heads help up high because there was nothing to be ashamed of,” said Lim Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.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’“Our opponents were the defending champions and they have an intact lineup, that is a strong team and you gave it your all,” added Lim in Filipino.Center Prince Eze managed to draw Donald Tankoua’s final foul and proceeded to make two free throws to pull the Altas closer to the Red Lions, 67-65, with 14.8 seconds left in the game. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team TNT trumps Rain or Shine ahead of PBA playoffs For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Altas then got a golden chance when Jomari Presbitero missed his two free throws with 9.8 seconds left allowing Eze to kick an outlet pass to point guard Edgar Charcos.That was the final reprieve for the Altas, however, after Robert Bolick broke up Charcos’ pass and sealed the victory for San Beda.“Charcos lost the ball, what can I do? I can’t do anything about it and they make mistakes,” said Lim in Filipino. “But he [Charcos] actually had a great game.”Charcos was Perpetual’s conductor as he finished with 14 points and seven assists, two more dimes than what the whole San Beda team had.“He played well, and I think he’ll get better. It’s just sad that he committed a mistake.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

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Tokyo Olympic chief pushes for daylight saving time

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Japan is currently sweating through a deadly heatwave that has seen the mercury top 40 degrees in some parts of the country and sparked fears over the well-being of participants at the 2020 games.Abe responded by urging members of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party to consider the plan, according to Toshiaki Endo, a former Olympic minister who attended the meeting.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’Japan adopted daylight saving time in 1948 under US occupation after defeat in World War II but scrapped it four years later amid concerns it was encouraging longer work hours.The idea has won favor from some in business and politics as a way to allow the famously hard-working Japanese to enjoy longer summer evenings with their families. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We are already taking comprehensive and thorough measures,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But critics say extending daylight hours risks people staying in the office longer, hindering official efforts to clamp down on overtime.In Tokyo, the sun sets at around 7pm, even at the height of summer.Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters that it was just one proposal among many to mitigate the effects of the heat.“However, the measure would have a significant impact on the everyday lives of the Japanese people and we only have two years before the event,” Suga warned.He said officials were drafting plans to lessen the impact of the hot weather, including early starting times for competitions and laying special pavement to reduce road surface temperature.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games Miraitowa (centre L) and Someity (centre R) pose during their debut event in Tokyo on July 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGIThe chief organizer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics appealed Tuesday for Japan to introduce daylight saving time to reduce the effect of the extreme summer heat on athletes and spectators.“I want them to use the Olympics as a way to give a maximum push for the project,” said former prime minister Yoshiro Mori after meeting current premier Shinzo Abe.ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more often 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

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Despite foiled Grand Slam bid, Beermen can still enjoy successful year

first_imgMOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms That Grand Slam, however, still remained elusive when the Beermen lost their Commissioner’s Cup to Barangay Ginebra in 2018.It will take another year of games before San Miguel could get another crack at the slippery triple crown but for Chris Ross, their season didn’t end when their Grand Slam campaign did.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’“The Grand Slam was a huge goal for us and it ended tonight,” said Ross after their 93-77 Game 6 loss to the Gin Kings Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “But we have one championship which is a success, and we have a chance to get another one.”“Just because we didn’t win the Grand Slam it doesn’t mean our season’s not a success.” Cone: We’re the Gin Kings but Beermen still ‘PBA kings’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel, which won the 2018 Philippine Cup, can still make it 2-of-3 for the season if they can capture the Governors’ Cup.And in the three years under the Austria era, the only time San Miguel won just one title was the 2015-2016 season when it nabbed the Philippine Cup.“Not every team wins a championship and we’ve already won one so we’re looking forward to try to win another one,” said Ross.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 The moment Leo Austria commandeered the San Miguel’s ship and the Beermen won the Philippine and Governors’ Cups in 2015, talks of a Grand Slam season have always stuck with the team.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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Banchero keeps ball moving for ‘on fire’ Aces in win over TNT

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The guys were making their shots, it was fun to watch.”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 Unified Korea team grab historic gold at Asian Games When the game gives you open teammates, you make scorers out of them and that was what Chris Banchero did when Alaska whipped TNT 125-96 in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Banchero found the open man more often than not as he dished out 14 assists that went with his 15 points in just three quarters, keeping his eyes peeled for those red jerseys moving and cutting around the court.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’“It’s easy to have that many assists when guys are on fire, all I got to do is to get the ball to them,” said Banchero Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We came out really strong and it was nice, we got four games in nine days so we want to get off to a good start.”Speaking of good starts, the Aces had one of the best starts this young conference has seen. The Aces rolled over the KaTropa like their lives depended on it with a blistering 35-13 first quarter, a period where Banchero had three passes that led to as many Simon Enciso triples and also one more assist for Nonoy Baclao’s layup just for good measure.Overall, Banchero found Enciso six times for open three-pointers and he also found Vic Manuel and import Mike Harris four times for layups.Bancero also tallied three assists off Ping Exciminiano’s shots.Despite his playmaking masterpiece, Banchero knows there’s still a room for improvement as they plan to move up from their 2-0 record.“There’s always room for improvement, we’ll watch film tomorrow and build from there, I don’t think we shot that well from the free throw line tonight,” said Banchero whose team went 10-of-17 from stripe. “We got to work on that if we want to be a championship team.”ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The old saying goes that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade and that can also be translated, loosely, into basketball.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

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Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

first_imgLATEST STORIES The report was made public some seven months after Sports Illustrated detailed years of examples of a hostile workplace for women on the business side of the team.Anne Milgram, one of the lead investigators and former attorney general in New Jersey, said Cuban didn’t know many details of allegations because he was rarely in the club’s business office. It is housed away from the home arena and basketball operations.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 ChrissBut when some issues were brought to Cuban’s attention, he erred by not acting swiftly, the report said.In one case, a successful ticket salesman wasn’t fired after surveillance video showed a used condom slipping out of his pants. Years earlier, Cuban had been told pornography was found on the employee’s computer, and Cuban warned him that he would be fired it happened again. When told about the condom, Cuban was not aware of any further issues with pornography on the computer and wrote to Ussery, “Don’t make a bigger issue out of it than it is.” The employee wasn’t fired until three years later after other issues came up, including with a new female employee.In another case, Cuban didn’t fire team website reporter Earl Sneed after learning of a second domestic violence allegation against him. The accuser was another Mavericks employee. Sneed was fired after the SI report.“Once those decisions came to him, we found that it was incumbent upon him to get the full information in every decision he made and to get accurate picture of people’s conduct and their misconduct,” Milgram said. “It comes back to the question of you can’t be half in and half out on disciplinary decisions.”Cuban declined to comment after the release of the reports. The findings were presented at a news conference with Milgram and Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall, who was hired by Cuban within days of the SI report. Marshall made a statement but didn’t take questions.The NBA said it is requiring the Mavericks to submit quarterly reports on implementing the recommendations in the report. Under Marshall, the Mavericks have already done many of them, including hiring women and minorities in leadership positions, establishing formal reporting and investigative protocols for misconduct allegations and adding anonymous employee surveys on workplace culture.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated.”The investigative report detailed cases of 15 women who alleged various forms of harassment by Ussery, including inappropriate comments, unwanted touching and forcible kissing. Ussery acknowledged some parts of the accounts but denied the more serious claims. Ussery’s denials lacked credibility, according to the report.The NBA largely deferred to the investigation, which included interviews with 215 current and former Mavericks employees and the review of 1.6 million documents.An advisory group that will include Cuban, Marshall and league representatives will determine where the $10 million will go. It is to be earmarked for groups committed the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence. By rule, the maximum fine allowed by the NBA is $2.5 million.When the SI report came out, Ussery was three years removed from his time with the Mavericks. He had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association and was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern. Ussery left the Mavericks for the sports shoes and clothing company Under Armour but was gone from that job in less than six months.The investigation was clearly embarrassing to Cuban. At a news conference announcing Marshall’s hiring in February, the normally outspoken star of the TV show “Shark Tank” conceded he could not explain to fans how such a hands-on owner could be unaware of such explosive allegations on the business side of his operation.After the incident, the NBA said it reviewed its policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. The league also established a confidential hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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. FILE – In tis Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage before an NBA basketball press conference in Dallas. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct within the franchise going back more than 20 years.Investigators hired by the outspoken billionaire said there was no evidence to show Cuban knew of the most explosive allegations involving former team president Terdema Ussery. But the report faulted Cuban for not firing two employees when there were clear signs he should have.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UFC’s Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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Ayo not giving up on Tigers after 41-point rout to Archers

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I signed up for this, through thick and thin we’ll be here and we’ll be patient,” said Ayo Saturday at Ynares Center here. “We’re not going to give up on those guys because they’ve all worked so hard for this.”The 41-point margin was the worst loss of Ayo’s career and the deficit was also the second biggest in UAAP history since 2003.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 ChrissAs ironic as it may seem, the largest margin of victory in 15 years was Ayo’s responsibility when he led the Archers on a 43-point devastation, 99-56, against UST on Oct. 23, 2016.Ayo said there were things that they failed to do and things beyond their control that ultimately led to his team’s doom against the Green Archers, a team they lost to twice this season. “There are things that we didn’t do and there were also some things that were beyond our control and all those got together in one situation,” said Ayo in Filipino.One thing the Growling Tigers failed to do was defend as they allowed the Green Archers to shoot them down from all areas.La Salle shot on a 53.52 percent from the field, 38-of-71, and those makes included 15 three-pointers.UST’s shooting was the direct opposite of La Salle’s as it made just 20 of its 60 attempts while turning the ball over 23 times.“We just did not play our game, it has nothing to do with what La Salle did,” said Ayo, whose team dropped to a 5-6 record. “It just so happens that we couldn’t play well when we’re up against La Salle, no big deal. It just so happens that this was a bad game for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES La Salle boosts Final Four bid, dumps UST by 41 points Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ANTIPOLO—University of Santo Tomas head coach Aldin Ayo vowed that he would weather the storm his team after a flattening 41-point loss, 110-69, to De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.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 awardlast_img read more

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Motolite-Ateneo shoots for first semifinal berth

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “First of all we didn’t expect to reach the Final Four when we first joined this tournament,” said Almadro, the animated mentor who brought titles to the Ateneo men’s team in the UAAP.“I am just new and we are just developing our own system. We joined this tournament for experience. But my players showed the right attitude and trust in each other,” he added.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 ChrissBut the young, highly motivated Lady Eagles will have to get through one of only two teams to have dealt them a defeat—the BanKo Perlas Spikers.Games start at 4 p.m. at Malolos Sports and Convention Center. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Perkins’ impressive rookie year ends in disappointment with Phoenix exit 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Kat Tolentino (middle) will play a key role for the Lady Eagles as they seek a semifinal berth. —AUGUST DELA CRUZMotolite-Ateneo, hardly mentioned in title conversations when the conference started, is now on the verge of securing the first semifinals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Saturday.And no one was more surprised at the way the Lady Eagles are playing than their coach, Oliver Almadro.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil With Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon, and Maddie Madayag leading the charge, Motolite-Ateneo has proven itself against a tough field.Tacloban and PetroGazz collide in the other match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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