Desiderio ends shooting slump with career game vs UE

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Desiderio’s paltry shooting almost continued into a third game when he went 1-of-4 in the first two quarters, but the second half was an entirely different story.READ: Pumaren on UE loss to UP: ‘Desiderio killed us’The senior guard singlehandedly outscored UE, 16-7, in the penultimate quarter to finish the game with a 9-of-16 shooting clip.“Coach (Bo Perasol) told me that I just have to wait for the offense to get to me, fortunately I was able to get into the rhythm or else we would’ve lost the game,” said Desiderio, helping UP improve to 2-1. ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  View comments But it took just one game to make up for his missed shots after he put up a career-high 28 points in an 84-71 win over the Red Warriors.READ: Desiderio sets career-high, UP pulls away in 2nd half to beat UEFEATURED 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 shutout“First two games I was too excited, and I was trying to calm myself down because I was forcing shots,” said Desiderio in Filipino.“My start was just ugly, it’s a good thing that I was able to control myself today.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines captain Paul Desiderio has not had an efficient shooting game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament until Sunday when he finally found the mark against University of the East.Heading into the game, Desiderio has missed 28 out of his 38 attempts from the field for a total of 26 points combined in his first two outings this season.ADVERTISEMENT Pumaren on UE loss to UP: ‘Desiderio killed us’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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NBA: Vince Carter hopes Raptors will retire his jersey

first_imgVince Carter. INQUIRER.net file photoIt seems so long ago when Vince Carter put on one of the most memorable aerial performances of all time, during the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk contest.Seventeen years removed from his stunning display of athletic prowess, the man once dubbed “half-man, half-amazing” is still in the league, doing what he loves the most.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa RELATED STORY:Vince Carter biopic to be shown at Toronto film fest John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Now at 40 years and entering the twilight of his storied career, Carter shared aspirations of having his jersey immortalized at the place where it all began.After suiting up for seven different teams in 20 seasons, Carter expressed his desire to have his number retired by the Toronto Raptors.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 shutout“Of course, I’d like for [the Raptors] to retire my jersey. You’d always like your jersey retired. That is where it’s started,” the veteran wing player said in a diary entry for The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears.“There have been talks about it. People talk about it, and I’m very thankful for it. But for me, I try my best not to think about it because I am still of service in this league,” he added. LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Doctor: Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters 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 View comments Carter, who donned the Raptors’ colors from 1998 to 2004, is credited for elevating the expansion franchise to new heights and boosting the sport’s popularity in Canada.Although he failed to secure a title for the Raptors, he was named 1999 Rookie of the Year, made five All-Star Game appearances, and was also named to an All-NBA Team twice while on the team.However, his willingness to pursue a championship resulted into a less than amicable exit with the franchise in 2004, when he was traded to the then-New Jersey Nets.Still, “Air Canada” considers Toronto his home, and would like to honor those memories when he decides to hang up his sneakers for good.“At the end of the day, every player’s end result is to see their jersey hanging in the rafters somewhere. That is where it started. Hopefully I will get that opportunity,” he said. Khristian Ibarrola/JBADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Mutual respect with San Beda makes title win sweeter for Lyceum

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The 93rd basketball tournament of the NCAA became a virtual toss-up between eventual champion San Beda and Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City UAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ San Beda had a 16-2 record in the eliminations while Lyceum went on a perfect 18-0 tear, but the Red Lions were still the ones who walked away with the all-important championship.And in just a matter of months, the Pirates and Red Lions were at it again and duking it out for one more title and this time it was in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis time it was Lyceum that came home with the title.And although the Pirates finally avenged their NCAA title loss the Red Lions, Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson said there is nothing but respect between his team and San Beda. “I think there’s so much respect for each other, and the thing I appreciate about them [Red Lions] is we will just play basketball,” said Robinson after their 70-66 triumph Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“There’s no hard feelings, there’s just so much love and respect for the two teams, and there’s no rivalry. It’s just clean basketball and we enjoy every moment that we play San Beda,” added Robinson. “I’m sure they feel the same way about us.”CJ Perez, who is the face of the Pirates, echoed his coach’s words adding that even though this is the second straight time they faced San Beda there’s no hint of any animosity between the two teams.The senior forward, who finished with eight points and 13 rebounds, added it’s always a treat for him and for the team whenever they play against the Red Lions.“We’re grateful and honored that we faced them again, and of course finally we got one against them,” said Perez in Filipino. “And I know there’s no rivalry between us because this is just the first time we’ve faced after the NCAA.”ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Pocari thwarts Air Force, returns to PVL Finals

first_img‘Underdog’ Cignal wary of Marinerong Pilipino in their semis series Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat rose from two sets down to frustrate Air Force, 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10, and book another finals trip in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Myla Pablo bled for her points but still came away with a game-high 22 points on 71 spike attempts to carry the Lady Warriors to their fourth appearance in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers LATEST STORIEScenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “It seemed like we didn’t want to win in the first and second set,” said Pocari head coach Sgt. Rico de Guzman in Filipino.The Lady Warriors were on the verge of a semifinals exit with the Lady Jet Spikers two points away from completing an upset.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 starsBut that’s when Pocari Sweat’s championship experience showed. Down 23-22 in the third set, Pocari found an unlikely lifesaver in Heather Guino-o, who delivered back-to-back hits to extend the game. MOST READ The Lady Warriors kept their bid for a fourth consecutive title going. Game 1 of the best-of-three finals begins on Saturday.Creamline and BaliPure dispute the last finals slot.Mary Ann Pantino had a team-best 16 points for Air Force.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 The Lady Warriors relied heavily on Pablo, Guino-o and Jeannette Panaga in the last two sets where the Lady Jet Spikers unraveled.Guino-o, who is a late addition to the team playing in only her fourth game, scored 14 points with four service aces.Pocari Sweat not only rallied in this game, but also in the best-of-three duel after dropping Game 1 in straight sets.De Guzman said he had no doubt his team is capable of coming back in the series.“I know that the team can really come back because I see how good they are in practice.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

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Gonzaga, PH look to make most of games left in AVC

first_imgView comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC The 25-year-old had 11 points to lead the Philippines in their loss against Thailand, and she made it a point that she’ll be better as they gun for the fifth place in the tournament.“Of course when I step to the floor I give it my all,” said Gonzaga. “Seize the moment, I always tell myself that, because not everyone is given this opportunity so why not savor this moment you’re put into.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japan sets up semis date with China in AVC Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The hosts are now out of the title race, but veteran Jovelyn Gonzaga vowed that the no. 79 team in the world would bounce back in the remainder of the classification stage.READ: Thailand silences PH to advance to AVC semisFEATURED 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“We still have two games left in the tournament so we will focus on those remaining matches,” said Gonzaga in Filipino Tuesday at Alonte Sports Arena.Gonzaga and company pulled off the tournament’s upset on Monday when they stunned 44th-ranked Vietnam in four sets just before the quarterfinals. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines could’ve repeated history in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship if it managed to pull off another stunner, this time, against Thailand.The 14th-ranked team in the world, however, would not allow that to happen again as the Thais blasted the Filipinos in straight sets, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20, in the quarterfinal.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gameslast_img read more

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Indian women shooters win silver in 10m air pistol team event

first_imgIndian women shooters Heena Sidhu, Annu Raj Singh and Sonia Rai opened their account at the Asian Games by winning the silver medal in the 10m Air Pistol team event on Sunday.The Indian trio combined to shoot 1140, a point adrift of the gold medallist Korean troika of Yunmi Gim, Byunghee Kim and Lim Ho Lee here.Chinese shooters Qi Sun, Jun Wen Guo and Ling Su Yu settled for the bronze medal with a score of 1139.Heena shot a score of 381, while Annu and Sonia managed scores of 380 and 379 respectively to help India win its third silver in shooting.Gagan Narang had led the men’s team to the 10m air rifle silver yesterday, besides finishing second in the individual event.Earlier today, Vijay Kumar added a bronze to the tally in the 10m air pistol men’s individual event.Heena and Annu Raj had won the gold medal in women’s pairs 10m air pistol at last month’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.With PTI inputslast_img read more

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