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  • Boxing: Rene Mark Cuarto dethrones countryman Taduran to win IBF world title
    by ABS-CBN News on February 27, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Cuarto outpointed countryman Taduran to snatch the IBF minimumweight crown in their 12-round slugfest at Bula Gym in General Santos City on Saturday.  

  • Golf: Tiger Woods in recovery after additional 'procedures'
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Tiger Woods underwent additional procedures Friday in Los Angeles to treat injuries sustained in a Tuesday car crash.

  • G League probes ‘coronavirus’ claim by Jeremy Lin
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

    The NBA’s G League has launched an investigation after Jeremy Lin said he was called “coronavirus” on the court, U.S. media said on Friday. Taiwanese-American Lin, who is part of the Golden State Warriors’ G League affiliate, Santa Cruz Warriors, made the claim in a Facebook post on Thursday but did not specify when or The post G League probes ‘coronavirus’ claim by Jeremy Lin appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: Phoenix big man Justin Chua recognized as ‘top Bubble D-Fender’
    by ABS-CBN News on February 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

    The 6-foot-6 center playing for the Phoenix Fuel Masters averaged a tournament-best 1.6 blocks in the 2020 Philippine Cup at Clark, Pampanga.

  • LeBron hits back at Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Friday fired back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic and vowed to never stay silent about social causes after he was criticized by the AC Milan forward for sticking his nose into politics. Ibrahimovic in an interview on Thursday said sportspeople like four-time NBA champion James, who has been one of The post LeBron hits back at Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Draymond Green’s triple-double powers Warriors past Hornets
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Draymond Green vented his frustration on the Charlotte Hornets with a career-high 19 assists as part of a triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors extracted a measure of revenge Friday night in a 130-121 victory in San Francisco. After drawing two technical fouls and getting ejected from Golden State’s 102-100 loss to the Hornets last The post Draymond Green’s triple-double powers Warriors past Hornets appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Lakers end 4-game skid, hand Blazers 4th straight loss
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 8:16 am

    LeBron James recorded 28 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocked shots to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 102-93 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. James’ stellar outing halted the Lakers’ season-worst four-game losing streak and helped them win for just the second time in seven The post Lakers end 4-game skid, hand Blazers 4th straight loss appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Kings edge Pistons, end 9-game losing streak
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 7:58 am

    De'Aaron Fox scored 27 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 110-107 win Friday over the host Detroit Pistons to end a nine-game losing streak.

  • NBA: Draymond Green's triple-double powers Warriors past Hornets
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Draymond Green vented his frustration on the Charlotte Hornets with a career-high 19 assists as part of a triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors extracted a measure of revenge Friday night in a 130-121 victory in San Francisco.

  • Kings edge Pistons, end nine-game losing streak
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 7:30 am

    De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 110-107 win Friday over the host Detroit Pistons to end a nine-game losing streak. Harrison Barnes scored 21 points, and Marvin Bagley III and Richaun Holmes each added for Sacramento. Holmes also grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds. Jerami Grant scored a game-high 30 The post Kings edge Pistons, end nine-game losing streak appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Lakers end 4-game skid, hand Blazers 4th straight loss
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 7:25 am

    LeBron James recorded 28 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocked shots to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 102-93 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

  • Clippers bounce back to defeat Grizzlies in rematch
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Kawhi Leonard’s 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists helped the Los Angeles Clippers flip the script on the host Memphis Grizzlies in a 119-99 victory on Friday night. A day after Memphis completely outplayed the Clippers in a 122-94 rout, L.A. was much more efficient offensively as seven players scored in double figures. The The post Clippers bounce back to defeat Grizzlies in rematch appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Kyle Lowry’s triple-double carries Raptors past Rockets
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Norman Powell had 30 points and the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Houston Rockets 122-111 Friday night at Tampa. Lowry recorded his 16th career triple-double as a Raptor as the Rockets took their 10th straight loss. The Raptors were without Pascal Siakam, coach Nick Nurse The post Kyle Lowry’s triple-double carries Raptors past Rockets appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Kemba Walker pours in 32 as Celtics down Pacers
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Kemba Walker scored a season-high 32 points as the slumping Boston Celtics shook off a slow start to beat the visiting Indiana Pacers 118-112 on Friday night. Daniel Theis had 17 points and Jaylen Brown 15 as the Celtics snapped a three-game losing streak, winning for just the fourth time in their last 12 games. The post Kemba Walker pours in 32 as Celtics down Pacers appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Clippers bounce back to defeat Grizzlies in rematch
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 6:37 am

    Kawhi Leonard's 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists helped the Los Angeles Clippers flip the script on the host Memphis Grizzlies in a 119-99 victory on Friday night.

  • NBA: Heat extend win streak with win over Jazz
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Jimmy Butler had a season-high 33 points to go with 10 rebounds and eight assists, leading the host Miami Heat to a 124-116 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.

  • Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis named as replacement in NBA All-Star Game
    by ccolina on February 27, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis was named to play in the All-Star Game to replace injured Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA announced Friday. Durant will miss the March 7 contest due to a left hamstring injury that suffered Feb. 13. This will mark the second straight All-Star Game appearance for Sabonis, who The post Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis named as replacement in NBA All-Star Game appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Thunder down Hawks for consecutive wins
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 6:21 am

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points to help the host Oklahoma City Thunder to a 118-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.  

  • NBA: Nets' Durant sidelined through All-Star break
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will not return from his left hamstring injury prior to the All-Star break, the team announced Friday.

  • Miami Heat cool off red-hot Jazz, Celtics snap losing streak
    by ggaviola on February 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    LOS ANGELES – Jimmy Butler scored a season high 33 points as the Miami Heat beat the NBA-leading Utah Jazz 124-116 on Friday to extend their winning streak to five games. Butler also added 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead giant-killers Miami, who have toppled the NBA’s two most recent champions in the past The post Miami Heat cool off red-hot Jazz, Celtics snap losing streak appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Suns rally for bounce back win vs. Bulls
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton scored 22 points apiece, and the Phoenix Suns rallied for a 106-97 win over the host Chicago Bulls on Friday night.  

  • NBA: Kemba Walker pours in 32 as Celtics down Pacers
    by Field Level Media, Reuters on February 27, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Kemba Walker scored a season-high 32 points as the slumping Boston Celtics shook off a slow start to beat the visiting Indiana Pacers 118-112 on Friday night.

  • Boxing: Pedro Taduran set for world-title defense in all-Pinoy clash in GenSan
    by ABS-CBN News on February 27, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Taduran is now all set to defend his IBF minimumweight crown when he meets Rene Mark Cuarto in General Santos City on Saturday.

  • Nets’ Durant to be out through NBA All-Star break
    by ggaviola on February 26, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    NEW YORK  – Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will remain sidelined through the NBA All-Star break with a left hamstring strain, the team said Friday. Durant has missed six games with the injury, the Nets originally saying on February 14 that he would be sidelined for at least two. Coach Steve Nash had predicted The post Nets’ Durant to be out through NBA All-Star break appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • In need of competition, Didal finds ways to prepare for Tokyo bid
    by clopez on February 26, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    If the Tokyo Olympics were to be held today, Margielyn Didal would be ready to compete. This was how Skate Pilipinas president Carl Sambrano on Friday described the 21-year-old Olympic hopeful, who is practically a shoo-in for the pandemic-delayed Summer Games. The same thing could not be said of Didal at the height of the The post In need of competition, Didal finds ways to prepare for Tokyo bid appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Big victory by Sta. Lucia highlights bigger triumph by volleyball
    by clopez on February 26, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Sta. Lucia sparkled in the 2021 Gatorade-Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup on Friday at Subic Bay sand court. The sport of volleyball shone even brighter. The opening of the tournament, a short event that will end on Sunday, made volleyball the third major sport to free itself of the shackles of the COVID-19 The post Big victory by Sta. Lucia highlights bigger triumph by volleyball appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Ateneo’s Kouame betting on himself
    by clopez on February 26, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    The idea of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) investing in a young athlete instead of a veteran is not lost on Angelo Kouame, whose Filipino citizenship has inched closer to becoming a reality. Kouame emerged as the prime choice for Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player, overtaking the bids of Justin Brownlee and Chris McCullough, two The post Ateneo’s Kouame betting on himself appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Citing bad back, Nadal won’t play in Rotterdam
    by The Manila Times on February 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week’s hard-court tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands because of the bad back that bothered him during the Australian Open. Nadal’s withdrawal from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was announced on Thursday (Friday in Manila). The 20-time Grand Slam champion wrote in a series of posts on Twitter that he

  • NBA suspends Beasley
    by Associated Press on February 26, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS: Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Malik Beasley has been suspended for 12 games without pay by the NBA for his recent guilty plea to a felony charge of threats of violence. The league announced on Thursday the punishment, which will begin with Minnesota’s game on Saturday at Washington. Beasley is eligible to return March 27

  • Coach kills self hours after being charged with 24 crimes
    by The Manila Times on February 26, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    LANSING, Michigan: A former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday (Friday in Manila), hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them. John Geddert faced 24 charges that could have carried

  • Winning culture in The Big Apple
    by Michael Angelo B. Asis on February 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    What does it take to have the winning culture in the NBA? Does it start with the team, the players, the coach or the front office? Some teams can draw good players and, in turn, draw good coaches (looking at you, Phil Jackson). A city’s good location and huge market can also be an advantage,

  • Vargas: Man for all seasons
    by Nelson Beltran on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    TNT KaTropa’s Victorico “Ricky” Vargas presided over yesterday the meeting of the PBA board of governors in his capacity as the current chairman.

  • Didal optimistic of Olympic entry
    by Joey Villar on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Asian and Southeast Asian Games skateboard queen Margielyn Didal is optimistic she would qualify to the Tokyo Olympics if the qualifying competitions are called off.

  • Negrenses in hot start in PSL tilt
    by John Bryan Ulanday on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Abanse Negrense teams A and B came, saw and conquered perennial Philippine Superliga contenders to create Visayan ripples and take the early lead in the Gatorade-PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup yesterday in Subic, Zambales.

  • Remembering Moe
    by Bill Velasco on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It’s been more than 40 days since the amiable Moe Chulani passed away.

  • Gilas gets another shot at Tokyo
    by Olmin Leyba on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Gilas Pilipinas belatedly got one last shot to make it to the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Taduran stakes IBF title
    by Joaquin Henson on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    IBF minimumweight champion Pedro Taduran realizes the odds are stacked against him in his second title defense against countryman Rene Mark Cuarto at the Bula Gym in General Santos City this afternoon but he’s not bothered by the challenger’s handlers promoting the fight, the judges coming from Mindanao and the 14-day quarantine after a long journey from his training camp in Bangar, La Union.

  • Muay thai: Tactical Jackie Buntan overwhelms Thailand’s Wondergirl in ONE debut
    by ABS-CBN News on February 26, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    The US-based Filipina striker shut out out Thailand's Wondergirl Fairtex in their ONE Super Series muay thai match on Friday at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

  • Football: Barca boss Koeman calls on others to help Messi
    by Reuters on February 26, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    MADRID - Ronald Koeman called on Barcelona's players to step up and reduce the club's reliance on Lionel Messi for goals ahead of Saturday's La Liga trip to Sevilla.

  • Gilas takes place of New Zealand in Olympic qualifier
    on February 26, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Gilas Pilipinas will now be able to take part in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020 in Belgrade, replacing New Zealand. 

  • Taguig, Zele Wellness Center join WNBL
    by blozada on February 26, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—The Women’s National Basketball League added a couple of more teams with Taguig and Zele Wellness Center joining the fray. Taguig and Zele’s inclusion now put the total number of teams to seven as the WNBL preps up for its first professional season this 2021. The first five teams that are competing in the The post Taguig, Zele Wellness Center join WNBL appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PSL beach volleyball: Abanse Negrense off to strong start
    by blozada on February 26, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Abanse Negrense was off to a rousing start after defeating favorites Sta. Lucia in the first day of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Friday at Subic Bay’s Sands Court. Jennifer Cosas and Gellimae Villanueva of Abanse Negrense B recovered from a slow first set and upended Sta. Lucia A’s DM Demontano and The post PSL beach volleyball: Abanse Negrense off to strong start appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Gilas takes New Zealand's place in FIBA Olympic qualifiers
    by Olmin Leyba on February 26, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Gilas Pilipinas belatedly got one last shot to make it to the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Ibrahimovic unimpressed by LeBron James’ political activism
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said sportspeople like Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James should quit sticking their nose into politics. Four-time NBA champion James, who Ibrahimovic described as a phenomenal basketball player, has been one of the NBA’s leading voices against racial injustice and police brutality in the U.S. A frequent critic of former The post Ibrahimovic unimpressed by LeBron James’ political activism appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Philippines gets Olympic qualifying berth after New Zealand pullout
    by blozada on February 26, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines earned a slot in the 2020 Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament following New Zealand’s withdrawal from the competition, Fiba announced on Friday. New Zealand decided to withdraw from the OQT in Belgrade, Serbia due to the spike in competitions and cost of sending teams abroad. The county instead will focus on the Asia The post Philippines gets Olympic qualifying berth after New Zealand pullout appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PH volleyball NSA plans for sustainability of national team program
    by blozada on February 26, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—The creation of the new national sports association for volleyball, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation, also comes with renewed mentality when it comes to the national team. Back then, the country’s national volleyball teams were created months before a major competition and would then be dissolved after a said meet was finished. But that The post PH volleyball NSA plans for sustainability of national team program appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA board approves 3-conference 3×3 tournament
    by blozada on February 26, 2021 at 11:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The PBA 3X3 tournament got the green light from the PBA Board of Governors Friday, competition chairman Dickie Bachmann said. In a big step moving forward, the approval was given less than a month after Bachmann announced that Eric Altamirano would serve as the tournament’s director. “So far, PBA 3X3 tournament has been approved,” The post PBA board approves 3-conference 3×3 tournament appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Ginebra-Meralco faceoff named PBA bubble’s best
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Veteran guard RJ Jazul and the thrilling Philippine Cup bubble Game 5 semifinal match between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco will have their share of the limelight in the coming PBA Press Corps virtual Awards Night.

  • Catantan helps Penn State claim 3-1 record
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Filipina fencing recruit Samantha Catantan finished with an unbeaten record to help the Penn State University women’s team claim a near-perfect performance in their second encounter during the recent Temple University Invitational.

  • Vera shares experience on The Apprentice
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera is among a handful of martial arts superstars to guest on upcoming reality television show, “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.”

  • Abanse Negrense squads shock PSL foes in Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup opener
    by John Bryan Ulanday on February 26, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Abanse Negrense Teams A and B came, saw and conquered perennial Philippine Superliga squads to create Visayan ripples and take early lead in Day One of the Gatorade-PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup.

  • Sta. Lucia, Abanse win PSL games
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Subic---Sta. Lucia and Abanse Negrense opened their respective campaigns on a high note as they crushed their respective foes in the 2021 Gatorade-Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at the Subic Bay sands court here.

  • Irving scores 27 as Nets roll over Magic
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Los Angeles---Kyrie Irving finished with 27 points and nine assists as the Brooklyn Nets stretched their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 129-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday.

  • Milan limp through on away goals after draw with Red Star
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 10:40 am

    AC Milan progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League on away goals after struggling to a 1-1 draw at home to Red Star Belgrade on Thursday, with the visitors playing the final 20 minutes with 10 men as the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate. Milan took the lead in the San Siro in The post Milan limp through on away goals after draw with Red Star appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Leicester’s Rodgers takes blame for Europa League exit
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers shouldered the blame for his side’s shock exit from the Europa League after Thursday’s 2-0 home loss to Slavia Prague but said the competition was never his top priority. With the score tied at 0-0 from the first leg in Prague, Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima scored in the second The post Leicester’s Rodgers takes blame for Europa League exit appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Shanghai get Champions League spot after Shandong barred
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 10:31 am

    China’s Shanghai Port has been handed a playoff spot in the Asian Champions League after a rival club was expelled from the region’s top club tournament, officials said. Shandong Taishan was ejected from the competition earlier this month due to breaking a rule that clubs must not owe money to current or former employees, or The post Shanghai get Champions League spot after Shandong barred appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Team Lakay’s Loman to face Lineker in ONE debut–reports
    by blozada on February 26, 2021 at 10:26 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Stephen Loman will be in for a tough opener in his ONE Championship campaign as he’s set to face John Lineker on April 28. As per MMAFighting.com, Loman and Lineker’s bantamweight bout is set for the ONE on TNT IV card that will take place at Singapore Indoor Stadium and will air on TNT The post Team Lakay’s Loman to face Lineker in ONE debut–reports appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Lorenzo gets fresh NGAP mandate
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Martin Lorenzo, Aurelio Montinola and Al Panlilio kept their posts as president, chairman and treasurer, respectively, of the National Golf Association of the Philippines, while Rolly Romero is the new vice president after the NGAP Annual Council Meeting and Biennial elections at the Alabang Country Club yesterday.

  • Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam event with back problem
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Rafael Nadal announced on Thursday that he was pulling out of next week’s ATP tournament in Rotterdam to recover from the back problems that hampered him in Australia. The world number two withdrew from the ATP Cup in Adelaide before the Australian Open, in which he struggled with back pain before losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas The post Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam event with back problem appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • RJ Jazul gets PBA Mr. Quality Minutes citation
    by blozada on February 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Veteran point guard RJ Jazul is set to be named the PBA’s Mr. Quality Minutes after his performance in the PBA Philippine Cup bubble. Jazul, 34, started just one of the 17 games for Phoenix during the bubble but was one of the league’s most potent offensive players off the bench in the condensed The post RJ Jazul gets PBA Mr. Quality Minutes citation appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Margielyn Didal confident of making it to Tokyo Olympics
    by Joey Villar on February 26, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Asian and Southeast Asian Games skateboard gold medalist Margielyn Didal is optimistic she would qualify to the Tokyo Olympics slated July 23 to August 8 even if the qualifying competitions will be called off.

  • New Zealand Tall Blacks pull out of Olympic qualifiers
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 8:38 am

    The New Zealand men’s basketball team has withdrawn from Olympic qualifiers in Serbia due to costs associated with COVID-19 protocols and international travel, the country’s governing body (BBNZ) said on Friday. New Zealand has also pulled out of the FIBA 3×3 Olympic qualifying event in Austria. BBNZ said it had agreed to prioritize “events that The post New Zealand Tall Blacks pull out of Olympic qualifiers appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo propels Bucks past Pelicans
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 10 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 31 points as the host Milwaukee Bucks held off the New Orleans Pelicans 129-125 on Thursday night. Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high 24 points and Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis scored 12 each as the Bucks won their fourth straight game. Zion Williamson The post Giannis Antetokounmpo propels Bucks past Pelicans appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Joel Embiid guides Sixers to blowout of Mavericks
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Joel Embiid scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers past the Dallas Mavericks 111-97 on Thursday. Embiid shot 5 of 20 from the field but made 11 of 12 free throws. Ben Simmons added 15 points and seven assists while Seth Curry contributed 15 points for the Sixers, who The post Joel Embiid guides Sixers to blowout of Mavericks appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bradley Beal nets 33 as Wizards get past Nuggets
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Bradley Beal scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the visiting Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets 112-110 on Thursday night. Rui Hachimura scored 20 points, Raul Neto added 15 and Robin Lopez had 10 for Washington. Jamal Murray finished with a game-high 34 points, Nikola Jokic had The post Bradley Beal nets 33 as Wizards get past Nuggets appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Kyrie Irving paces Nets’ rout of Magic
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Kyrie Irving totaled 27 points and nine assists as the host Brooklyn Nets recovered from a slow start and extended their season-high winning streak to eight games with a 129-92 victory over the Orlando Magic Thursday night. Irving made 11 of 18 shots and reached the 25-point mark for the 18th time in 24 games The post Kyrie Irving paces Nets’ rout of Magic appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Knicks smoke Kings with season-high 140 points
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Rookie Immanuel Quickley scored 25 points and Alec Burks added 24 off the bench, propelling the host New York Knicks to a 140-121 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. New York’s Julius Randle collected 21 points and 14 rebounds and Derrick Rose made 7 of 11 shots from the floor to finish with 18 The post Knicks smoke Kings with season-high 140 points appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Man United stroll into Europa League last 16
    by ccolina on February 26, 2021 at 6:40 am

    Manchester United eased into the Europa league last 16 after a 0-0 home draw with Real Sociedad on Thursday completed a 4-0 aggregate win over the Spanish side in their round of 32 clash. With one eye on Sunday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started striker Marcus Rashford and defender The post Man United stroll into Europa League last 16 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • TikTok partners with FIGHT Esports for the #TikTokGGPH Creator Cup Tournament
    by vcatibog on February 26, 2021 at 5:12 am

    Manila, Philippines – February 24, 2021 – TikTok has helped make online gaming more socially accessible than ever, and it continues to do so with the launch of TikTok Gaming Ground PH (TikTok GGPH). This marks the start of a year-long partnership between TikTok Southeast Asia, and global esports organizer, Forest Interactive Gaming Habitat Team (FIGHT The post TikTok partners with FIGHT Esports for the #TikTokGGPH Creator Cup Tournament appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 'Head Case Hatton' becomes showcase event on PGA Tour
    by Jim McCabe on February 26, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Tyrrell Hatton is a showcase event on the golf course — and not just because he’s wearing out a pathway to the winner’s circle.

  • Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital for further treatment
    by ggaviola on February 26, 2021 at 3:11 am

    LOS ANGELES  – Golf superstar Tiger Woods has been transferred to a Los Angeles medical facility for further treatment, according to a statement Thursday from the hospital where he underwent surgery for serious leg injuries after his car crash. “Mr. Tiger Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for continuing orthopedic care and recovery,” said The post Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital for further treatment appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Former US Olympics coach dies by suicide after being charged
    by evalderrama on February 26, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert, who had ties to disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar and was charged earlier on Thursday with human trafficking and sexual assault, has since died by suicide, authorities said. According to court documents filed in Eaton County, Geddert was charged with 20 counts of human trafficking, one count of The post Former US Olympics coach dies by suicide after being charged appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Timberwolves’ Beasley banned 12 games for making threats
    by ggaviola on February 26, 2021 at 1:17 am

    LOS ANGELES – The NBA has slapped Malik Beasley with a 12-game ban after the Minnesota Timberwolves guard was charged by police in the off season with threatening someone with violence. Beasley’s suspension starts on Saturday when the Timberwolves play the Washington Wizards. “Malik Beasley has been suspended 12 games without pay for pleading guilty The post Timberwolves’ Beasley banned 12 games for making threats appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PH karatekas to pass up on events, focus on Olympic qualifying
    by clopez on February 25, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    With the national karatekas deprived of sparring for almost a year, Karate Pilipinas president Ricky Lim on Thursday said national coach Okay Arpa suggested they skip the coming World Karate Federation (WKF) Premier League and just pour their efforts into the Olympic qualification tournament in Paris, France, on June 12. “What we really need right The post PH karatekas to pass up on events, focus on Olympic qualifying appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Perez is league’s best scorer again
    by clopez on February 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    San Miguel Beer’s CJ Perez is set to be named, once again, the PBA’s Scoring Champion in just his second season in the league. The 2019 Mythical Team member led the league in scoring during his sophomore season putting up 24.4 points during the Philippine Cup back when he suited up for Terrafirma. Perez’ 2020 The post Perez is league’s best scorer again appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Archery’s ‘gen-next’ trains in Dumaguete bubble
    by clopez on February 25, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    A bunch of teenagers described as “generation next” for Philippine archery has set up camp in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, with the collective target of nailing a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Sisters Pia and Gabrielle Bidaure, Carson Hastie and Phoebe Amistoso, all based in Dumaguete City, have started training under a bubble format with The post Archery’s ‘gen-next’ trains in Dumaguete bubble appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Let the games begin
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on February 25, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    The Philippine Superliga (PSL) 2021 Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup begins today, February 26, in a bubble setup at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority in Subic. All eight participating teams hit the sands today as they start their campaign in the pool play of this three-day competition that will end on Sunday. F2 Logistics and Petro

  • Warriors pull through to conquer Pacers
    by Associated Press on February 25, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS: With Stephen Curry struggling to make baskets, Draymond Green gave Golden State a boost of energy. The Warriors needed everything he could muster. Green scored on two late dunks to start the decisive final run, defended hard and found a way to corral loose balls in the closing minutes as Golden State scored six

  • Glutagence sets sight on WNBL pro crown
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on February 25, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    The Glutagence Glow Boosters are gunning for no less than the championship of the first professional season of the Women’s National Basketball (WNBL) League. “We are grateful because we got the first three picks of the Draft. But we are not complacent that we’re locked in to win the championship,” said Glutagence team manager Nico

  • Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’
    by Associated Press on February 25, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident” and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating. Deputies saw no evidence the golf star was impaired by drugs or alcohol after Tuesday’s rollover

  • Booker replaces Davis in All-Star Game
    by Associated Press on February 25, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    PHOENIX: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was selected Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver choose Booker to take Davis’ spot a day after Booker was snubbed by the league’s head coaches for a reserve spot in the March 7

  • NBA teams brace for hectic second half
    by Associated Press on February 25, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    The second half of the NBA schedule will be hectic, all the way to the end. The league on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) released the list of games that will be played between March 10 and May 16, with Memphis and San Antonio — two of the teams that dealt with long unplanned shutdowns because

  • DepEd wants to discover e-gamers at 2021 Palaro
    on February 25, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Discovering talented video gamers in the mold of Efphraim Jueinno Sambrano is among the goals of the Department of Education when the 2021 Palarong Pambansa is staged through online platforms this year.

  • Jazz thump Lakers, Dort powers OKC past Spurs
    on February 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Los Angeles, United States---The Utah Jazz manhandled the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday (Thursday Philippine time), improving on their league-leading record with a pitiless 114-89 victory.

  • PSL launches 2021 Gatorade Beach Volley
    on February 25, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Subic---After 11 months of inactivity, volleyball is finally back.