Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court claimed that the league and Patriots failed to protect their players’ safety, leading to the disease that deprived Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter, Avielle, of her father’s companionship.“Defendants were fully aware of the dangers of exposing NFL players, such as Aaron, to repeated traumatic head impacts,” the lawsuit said. “Yet, defendants concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not comment. A Patriots spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.The league recently agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the dangers of playing football.The “loss of consortium” lawsuit filed on Thursday is independent of the class-action suit that began making payments this summer. Baez said it was the first of its kind.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES San Beda clinches Final 4 berth, edges JRU DAY6 is for everybody “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” attorney Jose Baez said.Hernandez killed himself in April in the prison cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder. Baez said Hernandez had shown signs of memory loss, impulsivity and aggression that could be attributed to CTE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed,” he said. “But you don’t know.”CTE, which can only be diagnosed in an autopsy, has been found in former members of the military , football players and boxers and others who have been subjected to repeated head trauma. A recent study found signs of the disease in 110 of 111 NFL players whose brains were inspected. MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “If we have to be groundbreakers in this area, it’s something we’re prepared to do,” he said.Hernandez committed suicide just hours before his former teammates visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory and a week after he was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston.Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime.Hernandez did not raise CTE in his defense at either trial because he claimed actual innocence.“It’s something I deeply regret,” Baez said.A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting.In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract.But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that ruling is itself being appealed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments In this file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. APBOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyer said on Thursday in announcing a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport.Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive disorders.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Glen Rice Jr. wants consistency from TNT after dropping semis opener

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT import Glen Rice Jr. isn’t too concerned with the way his team got whipped by Ginebra in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals.Instead, Rice is already looking forward to Game 2 with the KaTropa eyeing to level the series.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I just feel sometimes that we bring little bit of energy and sometimes we don’t. Even in the first game versus Rain or Shine, our energy wasn’t the best. So I think it’s something that we need to continue to work on — consistency,” he said.“We can’t have one game when we blow somebody out and in the next game we get blown out. It doesn’t work like that. We got to be consistent and if we lose, we lose, but we gonna lose playing the way that we play, which is playing hard.”Rice said the loss was still a hard pill to swallow for any team. But he added there’s no time to sulk as with only little time to prepare for Wednesday’s Game 2 in Batangas.“It’s gonna be hard when you lose like that,” he said. “There’s probably so many things that I would be looking at the film see what went wrong. But they were the better team tonight and I got to tip my hat to them. I guess they strategized better, they played better, they knocked down more shots, they defended better.“But that’s the good thing about the playoffs. You got to win best-of-5. It’s not one game and lost so we just got to get back, watch the film, we’ll talk about it as a team tomorrow. We got to figure out a way where we can strive to do and play better on Wednesday.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “It don’t matter how much we lost. That’s the great thing about the playoffs. We could have lost by a buzzer-beater or we could have lost by 30, but it’s still a best-of-five series,” he said, shrugging off the KaTropa’s humbling 121-94 Game 1 defeat to the Gin Kings on Monday.Rice fought valiantly for his side, collecting 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals, but failed to get much support from his teammates except for Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlso making it hard for the KaTropa was their 22 turnovers.Rice doesn’t seem to be alarmed despite TNT suffering a 27-point beatdown, but he’d like to see his team play with more energy starting Game 2. Gin Kings exact revenge, expect tougher Game 2 vs KaTropa View commentslast_img read more

NBA: LeBron supports new All Star Game format: ‘Not a bad idea’

first_imgMOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) poses for the Twitter mirror as Kendrick Perkins looks on during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio.  AP Photo/Ron SchwaneLeBron James has been a staple in the NBA All-Star games, having been chosen to represent the Eastern Conference for the past 13 seasons.With Commissioner Adam Silver confirming that this year’s festivities will undergo major changes, the two-time All Star Game MVP said he supports the long overdue adjustment.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chicago man blinded in one eye by baseball sues the sport Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES READ: NBA changes All-Star Game format; captains will pick teams“I don’t see it as a bad idea. We had to do something,” the 32-year-old forward told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJames also did not mince his words regarding the event’s non-competitiveness in recent years, as players hardly play any defense and pretty content on just shooting wide open threes.“The All-Star Game has been pretty bad the last couple years just from a competition standpoint,” he admitted. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Trying to switch it up. Just like how the dunk contest was at one point it was great, then it wasn’t so well, so they had to kind of switch it up. Then it got good, then it got bad and you switch it up again. You see what happens.”Still, LeBron does not guarantee the change will indeed bring back the excitement to the once revered sporting spectacle, but he knows it’s worth the shot.“It’s hard to say if it’s good or bad yet. We haven’t done it yet. February isn’t here yet so no one knows how good or how bad it’s going to be. But I like the change. Why not?”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

‘Beast mode’ Maraño named league ambassador

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments “That’s my personality. I’m very vocal especially when I think I’m on the side of the truth,” Maraño told the Inquirer. The 24-year-old is playing for F2 Logistics in the coming PSL Grand Prix. “I speak out no matter what.”With almost 200,000 Twitter followers and a “Beast Mode, Don’t Care” attitude, Maraño said she hopes to inspire fellow players as well as volleyball fans to “give it their best and show the detractors how strong they are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA member of many national teams, Maraño has proven herself not only on the court where she stood her ground against taller, foreign players, but also against social media trolls who attacked the Philippine squad and the PSL.“Maybe it’s because I once defended the PSL against trolls, there was a time when I made a stand against so-called fans who were out of line,” said Maraño . Aby Marano of F2 Logistics formally accepted the role as PSL Ambassador from Mika Reyes of PetronFor its latest ambassador, Philippine Superliga wanted somebody who represents “girl power, sisterhood and strength.”The league found all that—and more—in feisty middle blocker Aby Maraño.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She herself was surprised of the PSL’s choice of image model which used to lean on the likes of former ambassadors Mika Reyes, Cha Cruz and Gretchen Ho.“When I feel there’s a need to speak up, I never hesitate, of course I have to defend my teammates,” said Maraño.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img College leagues form sports ‘super group’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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

Lady Realtors notch 1st win

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Anisova fired 11 kills for 13 points while Field and Lastimosa chipped in 11 markers apiece for the Lady Realtors, who dominated the blocking department, 8-2.Despite the win, Sta. Lucia Realty head coach Jerry Yee said the Lady Realtors still have to work on minimizing their errors and solidifying their defense to survive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Madami pa rin kaming errors and lapses then, hindi pa rin nagko-connect ang setter at middle hitters natin. Buti nalang nandiyan ‘yung ibang imports natin na kayang-kaya ‘yung outside hits (We had too many errors and lapses and our setter and middle hitters haven’t really connected yet. It’s a good thing our imports were there and they kept making outside hits),” said Yee.“Ang hirap noon kapag natalo pa kami. So, kahit papaano may konting pressure doon (It would have been more difficult if we lost. So there was a bit of pressure). We needed a win so we got a win,” he added. “Ito ang mga baby steps namin so we’ll take it (These are our baby steps and we’ll take it).” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Pam Lastimosa hammers a point for Sta. Lucia.Sta. Lucia Realty finally barged into the win column, making short work of Victoria Sports-University of Santo Tomas, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19, Tuesday in the Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Realtors banked on the trio of Ukranian reinforcement Dana Anisova, Canadian Marisa Field and local star Pam Lastimosa in clinching their first victory in this prestigious club league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Pacquiao wannabe plucks gold for Cebu; Aklan rules in the pool OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Dimdim Pacres scored nine points while Carla Sandoval and Caitlyn Viray tallied eight markers each for winless UST.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 View commentslast_img read more

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lonzo Ball’s triple-double sends Lakers past Denver Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set This file photo taken on July 4, 1998 shows Czech Republic’s Jana Novotna enjoying her championship trophy after winning the final of the women’s singles at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIFormer Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on Monday.Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France’s Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA statement said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img She played in two other Wimbledon singles finals, losing to Steffi Graf in 1993 and to Martina Hingis in 1997.Novotna also won four Wimbledon doubles titles with compatriot Helena Sukova in 1989 and 1990, with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1995 and with Hingis in 1998.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneWearing her distinctive headband, she won doubles titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments.Born on October 2, 1968, Novotna won a total of 24 singles tournaments and 76 doubles tournaments in her career that spanned from 1987 to 1999. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene She also won the Fed Cup with the former Czechoslovakia in 1988.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Boy Sablan out as UST coach

first_imgNo replay of DLSU-Adamson game amid controversy, says UAAP For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sablan, together with his coaching staff composed of Gerry Esplana, Bobby Jose, Tylon Darjuan, Juben Ledesma, and Gina Francisco, will all be making their exits effective November 30, but their contracts will still be honored until the end of May next year.The unheralded Sablan amassed a woeful 4-24 record in his tenure with the Growling Tigers and barely avoided a winless season after finishing with a 1-13 slate this past UAAP Season 80, the school’s worst UAAP record ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneUST also suffered a 17-game losing streak bridging Seasons 79 and 80 under his watch.INQUIRER tried to get the side of Sablan, but the bench tactician is still mum on the situation. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Another source closely monitoring the situation bared that the school has already formed a search committee even before the UAAP season ended and has started gathering applications from interested parties who want to take the helm at the Growling Tigers.Alumni have been pushing for the return of Pido Jarencio back in España, but the coach who led the school to its last title back in 2006 was recently reinstated as the GlobalPort head coach.ABS-CBN Sports reported the development first.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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRodil “Boy” Sablan has resigned as head coach of University of Santo Tomas.Sources close to the situation confirmed that Sablan tendered his resignation on Monday following a disappointing two-year run with the Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

JRU boosts Final Four bid

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Shola Alvarez Photo by Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University bucked a bad start to beat Letran, 22-25, 28-26, 25-17, 25-16, and strengthen its bid for a Final Four spot in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Shola Alvarez showed why she’s a legitimate MVP candidate with 30 points, the most by any player this season, to lead the Lady Bombers’ rally.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “Letran was well-prepared coming into this game,” said JRU coach Mia Tioseco. “Luckily for us, we were able to make adjustments midway through the second set.”JRU grabbed a share of fourth place with idle San Sebastian at 5-3 as the fight for a Final Four ticket intensifies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I always tell my players that we have a goal and that is to get into the Final Four.”—Mark Giongco, INQUIRER.NET Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Key signings boost Global-Cebu roster View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Show of grit

first_imgThe Ginebra victory and Phoenix Petroleum’s 104-100 conquest of GlobalPort in the first game knocked Blackwater out of the playoff race.The Fuel Masters will face TNT KaTropa on Sunday for the remaining quarterfinal berth with the winner clashing with twice-to-beat San Miguel Beer in the quarterfinals.Magnolia battles GlobalPort armed with the same advantage, while NLEX and Alaska clash in the other best-of-three quarterfinal series.Facing elimination, the Fuel Masters survived GlobalPort’s furious comeback in the first game. Matthew Wright had 32 points, but the Phoenix nearly blew a 31-point lead before winding up with a 5-6 record like Talk ’N Text and GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Ginebra vs Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESDragged into a dogfight, Barangay Ginebra showcased its trademark grit and resilience to come away with a victory that could go a long way in its hopes of going deep in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But if this was a sign of things to come, the road to the top won’t be any easier for the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Streaking Petron, F2 Logisitcs renew rivalry It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Ginebra finally made key plays in the third overtime against a suddenly cold-shooting Rain or Shine squad to forge a 100-92 victory and secure the fourth seed in the quarterfinals.Jervy Cruz hit a jumper with 34.1 seconds remaining and LA Tenorio buried cushion free throws as the Gin Kings avoided a difficult knockout duel against Blackwater for the eighth seed in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkInstead, the Gin Kings will end up as the fourth seed with a duel against the same Rain or Shine team that pushed them to the limit on the final day of the elimination round.Japeth Aguilar had 20 points in 51 minutes to lead Ginebra, which wound up with a 6-5 record just like NLEX and Rain or Shine. The Gin Kings, however, grabbed the fourth seed when quotient was applied. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

From Pinoy orphan to Aussie hero: Christopher Remke ends 24-year gold drought in men’s vault

first_imgImage: Twitter/@CommGamesAUSAthlete Christopher Remkes, once a Filipino orphan until he was adopted by an Australian couple when he was 2 years old, brought honors to his adopted country as he won an elusive gold in men’s vault.Standing a mere 4 feet and 10 inches (147 centimeters), Chris won the gold for men’s vault at the international 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Gold Coast, Australia, on April 4-15.ADVERTISEMENT Chris’ win, with the scores 14.866 and 14.766, marks the first time an Australian has won gold for the event in the past 24 years. The last time Australia took home the gold, won by Bret Hudson, was in 1994, according to The Courier Mail.The diminutive 21-year-old athlete credited his small stature as the key to his victory. He said, “My height is almost like a super power, I’m lucky to have the build I have, it means I can go fast in the air.”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 crownBut most of all, he thanked his adoptive parents for this crowning achievement. “Without my parents I wouldn’t be here today, I would probably still be in the orphanage,” said Chris.Adopted at the age of 2 by Australian couple Mike and Dora Remkes from an orphanage in the Philippines, Chris grew up happy with “nothing but smiles and bubbly and full of life,” said Mike. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. RELATED STORIES:New Australia coach reflects on USA Gymnastics abuse scandalPH gymnast Yulo wins anew, bags silver in Qatar tiltDisgraced USA Gymnastics doc sentenced to another 40-125 yearsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ View comments Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay push Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident As a baby, Chris was left at a hospital when he was just 2 days old. He was later handed to the orphanage where nuns took care of him until his adoption by the Remkes.“When we got notification from the adoption agency, we saw a photo of him and we couldn’t say no,’’ recalled Mike.He added, “We talked to the nuns at the orphanage and they had never seen him smile or happy.”Chris would later get into gymnastics at the age of 5 and has passionately pursued the sport until now.His proud father said, “His passion is so strong and his journey is still continuing.”  Alfred Bayle /raADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales PLAY LIST 02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest00:58Philippines captures gold in men’s sepak takraw02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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