Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tenorio says retired Helterbrand ‘hard to replace’ LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion FEU guard Jasper Parker. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen Jasper Parker’s family flew from California to watch him play against University of the East, he knew he had to put on a show.Parker’s spirited efforts saw the Tamaraws take an all-important 79-63 win over the Red Warriors in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT And Parker said his family cheering him on made him play a notch better than in his previous outings.“I have to say I had a lot of inspiration today with my family here, we just needed to step up in the second half so I just felt like there had to be something done,” said Parker Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutParker finished with a season-high 18 points that went with eight assists as he led the Tamaraws to a 6-6 record.And half of Parker’s total points came in the fourth quarter where FEU outscored UE, 30-14. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Coach (Olsen Racela) has been telling me not to be afraid of taking the shot, my shots there so I just decided to take them,” said Parker.“The coaches told me I was being a little too passive so my being aggressive kind of helped the team out.”
Meralco import Stepheson quickly puts loss to Ginebra behind Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes An injured man is assisted as a body lies covered at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Thousands of soccer fans trying to force their way into a stadium for a championship match stampeded in panic when police fired tear gas Sunday, and several were killed in the crush and over a dozen others were injured, authorities said.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Thousands of soccer fans trying to force their way into a stadium for a championship match stampeded in panic when police fired tear gas Sunday, and at least four people and an unborn fetus were killed in the crush and 25 others were injured, authorities said.A spokesman for University Teaching Hospital told The Associated Press that the victims died from suffocation and multiple broken bones from being trampled. The fetus died when its mother suffered severe injuries, spokesman Miguel Osorio said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP The stampede happened at Gate 11 of the National Stadium in Honduras’ capital as fans tried to push their way into the jammed venue to see the game between Motagua and Honduras Progreso, officials said.A police statement said the match appeared to have been oversold. It said the stadium, which has a capacity of 30,000, was already full while crowds of fans were still outside brandishing tickets. People became angry when they couldn’t enter and began forcing their way in, the statement said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAbout 600 police officers were guarding the stadium and used water cannon and tear gas trying to push back the crowds.Motagua won the game 3-0, but club president Eduardo Atala tweeted afterward that “there is nothing to celebrate with what happened outside the stadium.” Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments
MOST READ Lebedev’s successful voluntary defense saw him move to a 30-2 career record, with one no-contest, as he bounced back from defeat in December to fellow Russian Murad Gassiev. Lebedev lost the IBF version of the title to Gassiev on that occasion, but his WBA title wasn’t on the line.Flanagan, who had never previously fought outside Australia, drops to 22-5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Federer, Djokovic wonder if Wimbledon courts can improve Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FILE – WBA cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev and his coach Freddie Roach, back to a camera, celebrate their victory after beating IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez during their IBF and WBA Super World cruiserweight title fight in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Russian boxer Denis Lebedev won by unanimous decision against Australia’s Mark Flanagan on Sunday to retain his WBA super world cruiserweight title.Lebedev was in control of the fight throughout, dictating a slow pace and relying on his counterattacking skills. He knocked Flanagan down in the ninth round.ADVERTISEMENT View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES
MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View comments (FILES) This file photo taken on September 22, 2016 showsBarcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar gestures after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 21, 2016.Neymar will leave prematurely the Catalan club the player announced on arrival to a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on August 2, 2017 following a rumour that he is considering a move to French club PSG. / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENASAO PAULO — Neymar’s journey to a record-breaking transfer fee of $262 million started in a poor district of southern Brazil, a few blocks from the local dump.A spectacular move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is expected to be completed this week after the 25-year-old striker and his father met with officials of the Catalan club Wednesday, telling them that Neymar wanted to leave.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Retired NBA star Tim Duncan training in MMA, coach says he could fight professionally Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The son of a journeyman soccer player for Brazil’s smallest teams, Neymar was born in the industrial city of Mogi das Cruzes, some 60 kilometers north of Sao Paulo, the country’s biggest metropolis.He never settled there, as his father’s career as a striker and family breadwinner meant they were always moving on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWhen Neymar was 6, the family moved in with his grandmother in Sao Vicente, a beach town 50 kilometers south of Sao Paulo. And when his sister Rafaella was born, the family moved again, this time to a bigger house in Jardim Gloria, a district in the poorer city of Praia Grande. Both homes were within reach of Santos, the Brazilian club made world famous by Pele and where the youngster first known as Juninho would start his own soccer career.While his family was anything but wealthy, Juninho was the richest kid around at Jardim Gloria. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Betinho said Neymar had the Brazilian football swagger even at that age, and began taking him to play futsal – Brazil’s brand of indoor soccer that puts a premium on technical skills. His amazing dribbling and shooting abilities were soon noticed, with the late Santos and Brazil star Zito bringing the youngster into the club.Juninho became Neymar Jr. after signing his first contract at 12, a move that made Barcelona and Real Madrid start to take a very close interest in the youngster.On the field, Neymar quickly adapted from the indoor game, often playing against much older opponents, and he fully embraced being a Santos player despite growing up as a fan of rival club Palmeiras.He made his professional debut at 17, in a match against Oeste in the 2009 Sao Paulo state championship, the start of a career that is set to make history in the sport.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Neymar’s house was properly built, not a shack like those of many of his school friends. His street was properly paved and allowed him to play barefoot all day long, though he didn’t have to walk far to find dirt roads surrounded by wild vegetation. While other kids were lucky to have many toys, he had 50 footballs in his home collection at age 14. He even had a video game, which was a dream for most of his neighbors.Neymar put down some solid roots during his nine years at Jardim Gloria, and today his charity – the Neymar Jr. Institute – is based in the area. The local dump, where some of the local people used to earn a living from recycling, has been closed and the district has improved dramatically since Neymar’s family first moved there more than a decade ago.As for the interest in soccer, that started when Neymar was just 2, according to his father.In 1998, at the age of 6, he was spotted by Betinho dos Santos, a talent scout for the club Santos and who had also discovered another Brazil star, Robinho.“Neymar’s father was playing on the beach in Sao Vicente, his mother was with the kid in the stands,” Betinho said in a recent interview for the player’s institute. “I saw that kid running around and he caught my attention. He already had agility and coordination. Of course he was very, very thin too. Then he started doing some tricks with the ball, tricks that a normal kid would never do. I was shocked.”ADVERTISEMENT
Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side UAAP Season 80 Preview: Expect the ‘unpredictable’ from La Salle Green Archers Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Although that day would forever be tragic in Crowder’s eyes, the Marquette-product remains grateful to have an opportunity to play for the top team in the Eastern Conference.“Yeah, that day was tough,” he added. “But it was a good day for my basketball career to move on to an organization like this, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, and be able to put myself in position to play for it all. I couldn’t ask for nothing else.”Crowder enjoyed his best statistical season in the league last year, averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and a career-high 39.8 percent shooting from behind the arc. Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “There was a lot going on that day, obviously,” Crowder said, in a video uploaded by Def Pen Hoops on Twitter. “The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed. I was with her. I just told her, ‘We’re going to Cleveland.’ And like five minutes later she passed.”Jae Crowder talks about telling his mom about his trade to the #Cavs five minutes before she passed away… pic.twitter.com/UVfZ7dISazFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) September 7, 2017Thompson died of cancer on her hospital bed last Aug. 22, the same night the Celtics shipped Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first round pick to the Cavaliers, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 98-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics megatrade centered around elite point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, but versatile forward Jae Crowder was included in the package as well.Speaking to the media during the Cavs’ introductory press conference, the 27-year-old wing player shared how he informed his sick mother, Helen Thompson, that he was going to Cleveland, just minutes before she lost her life.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
Random Access Memory (RAMs) of computers placed at the office of Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee CEO Jarnail Singh were stolen allegedly by an employee who was arrested, police sources said today.Pantry boy Umesh was apprehended from the Organising Committee Office in Jantar Mantar on October 18 after he was purportedly caught on a CCTV stealing computer parts, they said.He has been allegedly stealing RAMs installed at the OC office for the past one month, a senior police official said.”He has stolen the RAMs from the office of the OC CEO also,” the official said, adding Umesh was sent to police custody after his production in court.Investigators said no important files were lost due to the theft as the hard drives have already been seized.With PTI inputs
Belgium’s Kim Clijsters (R) with China’s Li Na pose for a photo prior to the start of their final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open title and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Saturday in the Australian Open final.The result ended the outstanding run of Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.Li appeared to become upset with some of the Chinese spectators in the crowd in the third set, and asked the chair umpire to intervene. She later complained about the flashes from photographers at center court.U.S. Open champion Clijsters’ win came in what is likely her last appearance at Melbourne Park – she said that 2011 could be her last full year on the tour.After the match, though, she appeared to qualify that – maybe “full” year means a restricted schedule for next year.Asked by a television interviewer if she would be back to defend her Australian Open title, she replied: “Yes, I would like to.”Clijsters, who has three U.S. Open titles, lost the 2004 Australian Open final to Justine Henin and has been reached the semifinals four other times.”I finally feel like you guys can call me Aussie Kim because I won the title,” Clijsters said at the trophy presentations, referring to her crowd favoritism that came from her former relationship with Australian No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt.”Even when things weren’t going good, you guys were really supportive of me and I really appreciate it.”Looking at Li, Clijsters said: “I think we’ll have a lot more tough battles to come, hopefully a few more Grand Slam finals would be nice.”It was the first night match for Li at Rod Laver Arena, where the cooler temperatures after the sun sets usually makes the hard court slower. But Melbourne warmed up late Saturday, making even the night conditions similar to what Li would have experienced in cooler day matches earlier in the tournament.Li, with her courtside humor and bubbly personality, endeared herself to the fans here and around the world. Back home, she was a huge hit.”The Chinese fans were prepared to express their feelings and shed their tears of excitement. We were just one step from victory,” China Central Television announcer Tong Kexin said Saturday. CCTV predicted that about 15 million people watched the match live on its sports channel.Li was at her joking best after her loss.”I think I played great tennis, but she played better than me,” Li said “After the match, back to the locker room, I make joke, tennis should only play one set.”Clijsters led 4-2 in head-to-head matches before the match, but Li beat Clijsters in the Sydney International final two weeks ago after the Belgian player had led 5-0 in the opening set.Li and Clijsters weren’t into any mind games before the match, seen outside the dressing room doors joking and smiling with each other. Li seemed uncharacteristically nervous in her pre-match TV interview, though, and that translated on to the court.Clijsters opened the match with an ace, winning the first game on four straight points, then breaking Li the same way for a 2-0 lead after just a few minutes.But Li found her range and seemed to lose her nervousness in the third game, breaking Clijsters and then holding for 2-2.The turnaround continued when Li saved two big break points, then broke Clijsters in the final game of the set. She set up two set points with a stinging forehand that Clijsters didn’t bother to run for, then two points later stunned Clijsters with a crosscourt forehand to close out the first set in 38 minutes.There were four straight service breaks to open the second set before Li held to lead 3-2. Then Clijsters held for the first time in four games to level the set at 3-3. Clijsters, with a backhand winner to the open court, broke Li in the next game to lead 4-3.After that service break, Li went up to chair umpire Alison Lang of Britain and asked: “Can you tell the Chinese don’t teach me how to play tennis.” That was in reference to some people in the crowd yelling out – apparently exhorting her to “finish her,” and “beat her,” and later “calm down” in Chinese that seemed to be bothering LiLi also snapped at her husband and coach, “stop shouting at me.”Clijsters, who dropped serve in four straight games from the end the first set, staged a remarkable turnaround, holding serve to open the deciding set and breaking Li’s service to take a 2-0 lead, just as she had in the opening set.The Belgian player went up 3-1 when Li again lost her service for the seventh time in the match, then held in the next to go up 4-1.Serving for the match at 5-3, Clijsters finished as she started it, taking four points in a row and winning the title when Li’s last forehand landed wide.After walking back to her chair, Clijsters buried her head in a towel. Li also had tears in her eyes on the other side of the court.Andy Murray will try to become the first British man in almost 75 years to win a Grand Slam singles title when he plays 2008 champion Novak Djokovic in the men’s final Sunday.- With inputs from AP advertisementadvertisement
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