Brownlee’s childhood dream realized with title-clinching buzzer-beater

first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine It was exactly how Justin Brownlee pictured everything going when he nailed the title-clinching, buzzer-beating three to lift Ginebra above Meralco 91-88 in Game 6 and end the franchise’s eight-year championship drought.“That’s the thing when you’re a kid, you know you have the ball in your hands and count down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and you shoot it,” said Brownlee, who scored 31 points and eight rebounds in the last game of the series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“I’ve always dreamed and imagined it and I couldn’t imagine it the way it happened.”And if Brownlee always began at five when he counted down as a kid, it also happened during the final possession of the Gin Kings. With the game tied 88, Brownlee received the ball with 5.5 seconds remaining, dribbled to the top of the key and unleashed the triple over the outstretched arms of Meralco import Allen Durham.“I thank God for this opportunity and for that shot going in.”RELATED VIDEO EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kyrgios skips tennis event in favor of NBA celebrity game Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEvery kid has dreamt of hitting that shot.Every kid has dreamt of counting the seconds down in his head with the ball and his team’s fortunes in his hand then taking the shot, with the crowd going wild.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise ADVERTISEMENT Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img read more

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Joshua to fight Molina in 2nd defense of heavyweight title

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK FILE – This is a Saturday, April 9, 2016 file photo of British boxer Anthony Joshua as he celebrates after winning the IBF heavyweight title bout against US boxer Charles Martinat the O2 Arena in London. Joshua will make the second defense of his IBF world heavyweight title in a fight against American boxer Eric Molina on Dec. 10. Joshua’s promoters announced the fight on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2016. APMANCHESTER, England — Anthony Joshua will make the second defense of his IBF world heavyweight title in a fight against American challenger Eric Molina on Dec. 10.Joshua’s promoters announced the fight on Tuesday. It will take place at the Manchester Arena in northern England, a rare fight outside London for the unbeaten British boxer.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH It is the 34-year-old Molina’s second world title fight, after losing to compatriot Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt in June last year. Molina beat Tomasz Adamek in the 10th round of their fight for the IBF inter-continental belt in April.Joshua, whose 17 straight professional wins have all come inside the distance, won the world title by knocking out Charles Martin in the second round at London’s O2 Arena in April. He successfully defended the IBF belt with a seventh-round win over Dominic Breazeale, also in London.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentJoshua had hoped to fight former world champion Wladimir Klitschko in December, but the bout was postponed after the Ukrainian picked up an injury. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine View comments ‘Young lion’ will slay ‘Tasmanian Devil’ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

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Ronaldo no dummy as he targets world treble

first_imgSmart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Ronaldo, who touches down in Japan on Monday, has legions of female fans who swoon over his chiseled looks and muscular physique, which he regularly flaunts by removing his shirt to celebrate goals.There is similar reaction when Ronaldo is wheeled out for Japanese television on his money-making trips as studio guests giddily poke and prod his stomach.Cyber cloneJapanese scientists unveiled a cyber clone of the player last year to promote an electric muscle stimulator for sculpting a washboard stomach, a device being advertised again during commercial breaks at this year’s Club World Cup.Ronaldo, tipped to win his third Ballon d’Or trophy on Monday, gave the doppelganger the thumbs-up but drew the line at modeling the propeller-like face stretcher, which requires the user to nod excitedly while biting on a ball in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 7, 2016. AFPCristiano Ronaldo will have little time for “cyber clones” or facial keepy-uppy when the Real Madrid superstar arrives in Japan next week for the Club World Cup.The Portuguese pin-up met a life-size silicon Ronaldo complete with ripped abs, greased-back hair and twitching eyebrows on a commercial visit last year.ADVERTISEMENT Zinedine Zidane’s table-topping Real face either Mexico’s Club America or South Korea’s Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the competition’s second semi-final in Yokohama next Thursday.Barring an major upsets, the Spanish giants will face Libertadores Cup holders Atletico Nacional in the competition final on December 18.The Colombians will have the hopes of a grieving continent on their shoulders after Copa Sudamericana final opponents Chapecoense were all but wiped out in a plane crash on November 29 that claimed the lives of 71 people.Real will be without Gareth Bale as the Welshman recovers from ankle surgery, but have been boosted by the return of Toni Kroos after a metatarsal fracture.“Lifting the title for a third time would be special for me,” said Kroos, who won the 2013 Club World Cup with Bayern Munich.“It’s a long trip and it won’t be easy to acclimatize,” he added. “We have a lot of matches at this time of year and it will be tough but it’s a tournament that we take very seriously.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The world’s highest-paid athlete has also appeared in a Japanese commercial to promote a bizarre face-stretching gadget designed to enhance the user’s smile.But Ronaldo, who rakes in nearly $90 million in salary and endorsements yearly according to Forbes, insisted he would be in Japan on a different kind of business as European champs Real chase a second Club World Cup in three years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“It is a big tournament and I have been lucky enough to win it twice before,” he told Japan’s Nippon TV, referring to the 2014 tournament and his first personal triumph with previous club Manchester United in 2008.“Of course I want to win it for a third time,” added the 31-year-old. “We are not going to Japan for a holiday. We go there with the sole aim of winning the title and to be crowned the best team in the world.” Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes EDITORS’ PICKcenter_img View comments We are young MOST READ North Korea revels in double victories in women’s World Cups Senators to proceed with review of VFA Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exerciselast_img read more

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Gavina: Mahindra took a ‘big step forward’ in loss to SMB

first_imgAs fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise “Going into this game, our focus and our energy and our effort really moved towards offense to defense during practice, he added. “The energy that our guys showed in practice really transferred over into the game today. Defensively, everybody really stuck to our game plan, they really bought into one another. Hell of an effort on the defending champions San Miguel.”Gavina also said the performance against the Beermen was the first time this season he saw the Floodbuster play as a unit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“For me, this is the first game that we looked like a team. In the past three games, we just looked like just a bunch of individuals out there. Tonight, guys looked like they were caring for each other, backing each other up, and it showed,” he said.Though still at the cellar at 0-4, Gavina can positively say that Mahindra is slowly picking up the pieces and is priming itself for a big win sooner or later. We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Senators to proceed with review of VFA Mahindra coach Chris Gavina. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLosing by an average margin of 18 points in its first three games, Mahindra coach Chris Gavina said his team took a step forward with its narrow loss to San Miguel on Sunday.“This is definitely a moral victory,” Gavina said.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modescenter_img EDITORS’ PICK “This is definitely a big step forward. I told our guys that I think this is the beginning of our season. The fact that we showed that we can compete against the defending champions means that we can compete against anybody,” he said.And with a little more seasoning, Gavina is optimistic his wards will build the necessary chemistry to pull off a winning run and make it to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.“I always thought that even when we started 0-4, it will just take time. It will take time for our guys to trust one another, believe in the system, and once they saw that it will work and that each of them can be really effective, and now our leaders are emerging,” he said.“LA (Revilla) and Alex (Mallari) played amazing.  Mark Yee, though undersized going against a behemoth like Fajardo, stood his ground,” he said. “All the roles are being set, and so the team dynamic is being formed.”ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Terrence Romeo shoots GlobalPort past Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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House of the Royal Lady Bee: Maya revive native bees and ancient beekeeping

first_imgMelipona beecheii, called Xunan-Kab in the Yucatec Maya language, is one of 16 stingless bee species native to the rainforests of the Yucatán Peninsula in southern Mexico.Xunan-Kab, like other stingless bees, is a prolific rainforest pollinator critical to the local ecosystem, but deforestation is gravely impacting wild populations.Local beekeepers have kept domesticated colonies of Xunan-Kab for at least 3,000 years, but the practice declined strikingly in recent decades.Today, however, traditional Xunan-Kab husbandry is experiencing a modest revival, offering hope for Mayan communities and rainforests of the Yucatán Peninsula. Engineered by insect intelligence, the hive was a convoluted mesh of waxy secretions and labyrinthine cavities. Worker bees streamed through its recesses. Bulbous pods brimmed with fresh honey. It was both organic and otherworldly, earthy yet exotic, a fierce, self-organizing microcosm fueled with the meticulously harvested pollen of rainforest flowers. It was dizzying to our human eyes.The caretaker of the hive, Rogel Villanueva Gutiérrez, is a biologist specializing in the interactions between bees and tropical forests.“In order to keep the bees, you have to keep the forest,” he said. “In order to keep the forest, you have to keep the bees. The bees can’t live without the forest. The forest can’t live without the bees.”Melipona beecheii is one of 16 stingless bee species that inhabit the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula in southern Mexico. Its name in Yucatec Maya is Xunan-Kab: Royal Lady Bee.Like a regal dynasty whose house has endured the ages, Xunan-Kab has been a part of Yucatec Mayan culture for many generations. Local beekeepers have kept domesticated colonies of Xunan-Kabfor at least 3,000 years, but in modern times they have turned to more productive European honey bees (Apis mellifera) and related Africanized bees. Nobody knows how many Xunan-Kab colonies exist in the wild, but the species, like other stingless bees, is a prolific rainforest pollinator. According to Villanueva, deforestation, whether by humans or hurricanes, is gravely impacting wild populations, but bee husbandry is one way to mitigate the loss of wild hives.In 2005, Villaneuva published the results of a striking longitudinal survey of M. beecheii beekeepers in the Zona Maya of Quintana Roo state, an indigenous enclave settled by Maya separatists in the 19th century. It showed a 93 percent decline in traditional bee husbandry in a quarter century. Of more than 1,000 colonies known to have been maintained in 1981, just 90 survived in 2004. “Continuing that trend, by the year 2008, there will be no domesticated colonies at all,” wrote Villanueva and his colleagues.In late 2018, Mongabay set out to see if his predictions had come true.last_img read more

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Beermen still have a lot to improve, says Fajardo

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round 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 PH’s Catalan hopes to get ONE title shot if he beats Indonesian foe Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ (We still have to improve on our defense because there are times were we have to switch but we’re not communicating well.)But the Beermen have been nothing but dominant this conference, as evidenced by their 6-1 record, a league-best.With his team clicking, Fajardo could only share his elation with the way San Miguel has been playing as it gives his teammates more chances to play while also lessening the pressure of a wear and tear on him and the whole team.“Basta kailangan lang maging healthy kami lahat. Tapos kailangan lang naming sundin yung sistema ni coach, yung pina-practice namin kailangan i-apply sa game,” he said.(We have to all be healthy. We have to follow coach’s system, and the things we practice, we have to apply to the games.)ADVERTISEMENT Though Fajardo still normed his usual stats against the Elite with 25 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in the game, what was more impressive was his season-high five assists as he admits putting a more conscious effort in finding his open teammates on the floor.“Nagdo-double yung tao ni Arwind (Santos) or yung tao ni Alex (Cabagnot) sa akin so nababakante sila (Arwind and Alex’s man has been doubling me so they are getting the open looks),” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHowever, Fajardo said the team is still far from the peak form it covets.“Kailangan pa naming ayusin yung sa depensa namin, kasi may mga time na kailangan namin mag-switch, pero yung communication namin hindi ganun ka-ayos,” he said. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books View comments Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer PBA IMAGESHis minutes may have dwindled, but there’s no denying that June Mar Fajardo is helping his team more with the way he’s playing in the homestretch of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup.Seeing action for only a conference-low 28 minutes in their 118-93 win over Blackwater on Friday, the three-time PBA MVP was nothing but instrumental in unlocking a more deadly Beermen squad, one which has let the roster brandish through the course of their five-game winning run.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

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Woods frustrated after missed cut at Torrey Pines

first_imgDILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal MOST READ Teeing off on the 10th, Woods got off to a perfect start with a birdie on the opening hole to drop to three over.But a bogey on his third hole of the day stunted any hopes of a birdie spree, and he battled his way around the remainder of the front nine with six pars and few real birdie chances.The writing was on the wall after a bogey on his 12th hole, the par-three third, to drift out to five over. He pulled a shot back with a birdie on the par-five fifth, but it was too little too late.Woods was not the only high-profile casualty on Friday, with world number one Jason Day and world number three Dustin Johnson also finishing outside the cut line.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards NBA: After trading barbs, Bulls clear the air LATEST STORIES Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Tiger Woods reacts to the crowd after finishing the 11th hole of the North Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Tiger Woods’ long-awaited PGA Tour comeback came to a premature end on Friday after the former world number one missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.Woods had started the day at Torrey Pines Golf Course needing a low second round score to extend his participation into the weekend after a wayward four-over-par first round 76 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT “Overall today was a lot better than yesterday. I hit it better, I putted well again,” Woods said.“I hit a lot of beautiful putts that didn’t go in. But I hit it a lot better today which was nice,” Woods said, adding that he will only get sharper after playing more tournaments.“Playing tournament golf is a bit different to playing with your buddies in a cart. I need to get more rounds under my belt and more playing time and that’s what I’m trying to do,” he said.Woods, who played in the unofficial Hero World Challenge invitational last month, is stepping up his comeback with a demanding series of tournaments as he targets April’s Masters at Augusta.But the 41-year-old could only reflect on a frustrating outing at Torrey Pines, the picturesque coastal course nestling against the Pacific Ocean just outside San Diego where he has won no fewer than eight times.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But despite perfect conditions on Torrey Pines’ more forgiving North Course, Woods again struggled to generate any momentum, carding a level par 72 which left him four-over after 36 holes.With the cut line projected at level par, Woods was left revising his plans for the weekend after a disappointing outing in his first PGA Tour event since August 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It’s frustrating, not being able to have a chance to win the tournament,” Woods told reporters afterwards. “I didn’t make the cut.”Woods, who now heads to the Gulf for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic next week, took comfort from signs of improvement following his erratic opening round.last_img read more

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NBA: Love out six weeks after knee surgery

first_imgMOST READ Love is averaging 20.0 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Cavaliers, who have won five of their past six games and improved to 37-16, the best record in the Eastern Conference and fourth-best in the league overall.News of Love’s injury absence comes just weeks after LeBron James bemoaned the Cavs’ threadbare playing resources.James blamed a January losing streak on the team’s over-reliance on himself, Love and Kyrie Irving. CBBADVERTISEMENT LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers gives a tap to Kevin Love #0 after Love scored against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Jan. 8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love is to face six weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his troublesome left knee, the team said Tuesday.Love, 28, underwent a scan on the knee on Sunday after experiencing pain in the joint during Saturday’s 125-109 win over Denver.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Soltones shrugs off another finals loss: ‘It’s just volleyball’ The team had announced on Monday he would undergo a further assessment. On Tuesday the Cavs confirmed he had gone under the knife to remove a “loose body” from his knee.READ: NBA: Knee injury means no Love for Cavs on Valentine’s Day | NBA’s Kevin Love spends meaningful time with Manila kids, orphansFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe procedure was performed in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Cavs said.The four-time NBA All-Star had already been ruled out of Tuesday’s road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES View comments Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG 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 Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Day wants to play Masters, depending on mother’s prognosis

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Day said he “hasn’t touched a golf club at all” in the days since joining his joining his mother in Ohio last week.“It’s very, very difficult to even think about playing golf when a loved one is going through such a traumatic experience,” Day said. “Once I get past this initial stage, hopefully I’ll find some balance and I’ll be able to kind of move on and really focus on getting my game back.“Unfortunately, I’m human. I like to feel like I’m always on it, I’m always … ready to go and trying to compete and I want to get back to that stage, but sometimes it’s very, very difficult.”Day also is scheduled to participate in the Zurich Classic, which runs from April 27-30 and has changed to an unusual format featuring 80 two-player teams, with player picking their own partners. Teams will alternate shots in the first and third rounds and play best ball in the second and final rounds.Day joked that he was enthusiastic about the new format as soon as Rickie Fowler agreed to be his teammate. He added that, as much as he respects tradition, golf needs to do a better job capturing younger viewers.ADVERTISEMENT Defending champion Jason Day, of Australia, left, talks with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, right, as they practice for the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AVONDALE, La. — PGA Tour star Jason Day expects to arrive in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but said he could pull still out of the season’s first major, depending on his mother’s prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week.“Obviously, I’m still nervous because we’re still waiting to see … if it has spread or not,” said Day, who spoke Monday on a video conference set up by organizers of the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic in late April. “From there, we have to kind of come up with a game plan whether to go chemo — a form of chemo radiation — or something else.ADVERTISEMENT “Golf is kind of in a limbo stage right now. We’ve got to somehow be able to keep it traditional but also add some format play that makes it interesting and makes people want to watch the PGA Tour on a regular basis,” Day said. “This is kind of the first step in a direction that potentially could change the way we look at traditional stroke-play events.”The pairing of Day and Fowler will make them favorites at the par-72 TPC Louisiana outside New Orleans. Other teams of note include Justin Rose with Henrik Stenson; Branden Grace with fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen; Bubba Watson with J.B. Holmes; Justin Thomas with Bud Cauley, who both played golf for Alabama; and Jason Dufner and Patton Kizzire, who played for Auburn.Defending Zurich Classic champion Brian Stuard is paired with Chris Stroud.The last time a PGA Tour event featured team play was the 1981 Disney Classic.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Jeanie Buss thwarts family coup, maintains control of Lakers Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “It’s still kind of a bit of an emotional time for me,” added Day, whose father, Alvin, died of cancer when he was 12. “Obviously, I’ve been hanging out with my mom a bit and seeing her and she’s recovering well. She’s a tough lady, but it’s hard because I look at her and she’s on the pain killers and all that stuff, what she needs to do to recover … but I can’t help but think of my dad when I see her in that situation.”The world’s third-ranked golfer revealed that his mother, Dening, has cancer after withdrawing from the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas, last Wednesday. Day has said the initial diagnosis came in Australia at the beginning of this year and that she had scheduled surgery in Columbus, Ohio, late last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDay said Monday that doctors deemed the surgery successful, and now the family awaits results of tests to see if cancer is present in Dening Day’s lymph nodes.“My mom told me not to worry about it,” Day said. “It’s hard to do that. It’s easy to say … but it’s really, really difficult. So currently I’m scheduled to play Augusta … but if things don’t come back the way we want them, I don’t know what’s going to happen.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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WATCH: Loud ‘lovemaking’ sounds interrupt tennis match

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Baffled by the peculiar incident, Tiafoe paused his serve and hilariously shouted: “It can’t be that good!”Cation also retracted his earlier assumptions and said the noises were most likely coming from an apartment a few blocks away.  Khristian Ibarrola /raScreen Grab from Twitter/@MikeCTennisRELATED STORY:WATCH: Soccer player greets his wife, ‘girlfriend’ during post-game interviewADVERTISEMENT More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:41Bayan Muna seeks new penalties for water concessionaires amid shortage00:54WATCH: 16 sugatan sa dalawang magkahiwalay na sunog sa Maynila01:40Filipinos 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But this brief stoppage may be the most bizarre one yet.A match between tennis players Francis Tiafoe and Mitchell Krueger at the Sarasota Open in Florida, USA, was momentarily interrupted due to excessive sounds of what seemed to be a couple having sex.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe erotic moans surfaced around 15 seconds into the clip, which announcer Mike Cation suggested to be coming from a porn video played from an audience member’s phone.The matched resumed after the lewd sex sounds stopped momentarily, until it resurfaced  around the one-minute-and-fifty-two-second mark. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government An outdoor sporting event such as tennis may experience some form of delays every now and then due to unavoidable circumstances like the weather.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte De Guzman named captain of men’s national pool Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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