View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Pomi advances to semis, sends PSL F2-Manila to classification Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas “We are kind of trying to find out the best system, and we’re just frustrated because we could’ve done something more, a little bit more,” said Rezende after the 25-27, 25-19, 22-25, 25-18, 15-11 loss.Rexona-Sesc, who team slipped to 1-2 in Pool A, enjoyed 33 free points courtesy of Eczacibasi’s errors but the Turkish club answered them defensively to the tune of 22 scoring blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“We had some wrong choices, you never lose when you learn something, so we hope we can learn from this and be better.” BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Rexona-Sesc Rio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRexona-Sesc head coach Bernardo Rezende thought his team could’ve put in more effort against defending champions Eczcibasi Vitra Istanbul.Rezende’s team, the defending champions of South America, fell to Eczacibasi in five sets despite a 2-1 set lead in their group stage match in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway
MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Paul has 20 assists, zero turnovers in Clippers rout of Pelicans Kevin Durant led Golden State with 21 points, while Stephen Curry added 17 points and Ian Clark finished with 10 points. Curry and backcourt starter Klay Thompson (eight points) were a combined 8 of 28 from the field, including 3 of 14 outside the arc.Memphis had a double-digit lead early, led 61-38 at halftime and kept building in the third quarter.Golden State ended a four-game winning streak. The Warriors had won 16 of 17, the lone loss in the stretch coming 132-127 in double overtime to Houston on Dec. 1Kerr benched his starters with 10 minutes left and Memphis leading 93-65.It was just one of those rare nights for Golden State, which entered with the league’s best record at 20-3. The Warriors had a season low in points, a season high in turnovers (23) and were close to their season low in shooting percentage (44.2 percent).ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State’s 38 first-half points were its fewest in any half this season.“We weren’t on the same page. We were trying to force too many things,” Thompson said, adding that “(the Grizzlies) definitely took us out of our rhythm early, and we let that affect us on the offensive end and the defensive end.”The lead ballooned to 68-38 when Memphis scored the first seven points of the second half, and the Grizzlies held an 87-65 lead after three quarters.“It was one of those nights,” Durant said.TIP-INSWarriors: C Zaza Pachulia was a late scratch with a right wrist contusion. Anderson Varejao started his first game of the season (and first with Golden State)… Damian Jones made his NBA debut in the fourth. Jones was selected with the 30th overall pick out of Vanderbilt in last summer’s draft. … Curry’s 3-pointer in the third quarter tied him with Steve Nash for 17th career in 3-point field goals.Grizzlies: Gasol made a 3-pointer in the third quarter. The 7-foot-1 center has now made a shot from outside the arc in eight of the last nine games. … JaMychal Green (14 points, 10 rebounds) recorded his fifth consecutive double-double. .Memphis trailed for only 31 seconds in the game, 3-2.CELEBRATING IANClark had his high school number retired Friday night at Germantown High in a Memphis suburb. Clark, who attended college at Belmont, is the only former Germantown player to make the NBA. Several teammates, including Durant, Draymond Green and Curry, attended the ceremonies.TOO MUCH WARRIOR LOVE EDITORS’ PICK Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Marc Gasol and Tony Allen scored 19 points each and Memphis rolled over Golden State 110-89 for its sixth straight win.“We couldn’t have played much worse,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “and I thought (the Grizzlies) were great. They came out, took it to us.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe Grizzlies led by as many as 30 points in the second half — the biggest advantage by any Warriors opponent this season. Seven Memphis players finished in double figures, including Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green with 14 points each.“We stayed poised, we stayed in control, we stayed aggressive,” Gasol said. “We played to win. We didn’t play not to lose.” Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin (1) hangs from the rim after dunking as Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison (5), Golden State Warriors center Anderson Varejao (18), and Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) react in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. APMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Grizzlies bolted out of the starting gate and never looked back.The Warriors weren’t exactly gaining on them anyway.ADVERTISEMENT Gasol has grumbled this year when opposing fans have packed into FedExForum and subtly mentioned it Saturday night.“We did a good job of keeping their crowd out of the game for the most part,” he said. “I think our crowd won. We didn’t let their fans get too excited throughout the game.”UP NEXTWarriors: Continue a five-game trip at Minnesota on Sunday. The five-game swing matches the longest stretch away from home for Golden State this season.Grizzlies: Play their only road game over a two-week stretch traveling to Cleveland on Tuesday night. The teams then travel to Memphis to face each other Wednesday in a back-to-back.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter View comments
Parks was held to just 15 points after averaging 35.5 in his last two games.Alab’s two imports, Korean brothers Lee Dong-jun and Lee Seung-jun, combined for only 20 points on 7-of-25 shooting.Domingo was guilty of mistakes himself with his aggressiveness getting the best of him in the third period when he was called for a needless foul on Slingers import Xavier Alexander with the shot clock winding down.Alab will face the Kaohsiung Truth on Jan. 8 next year.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from ASEAN Basketball League Facebook/Onvisa ThewphaingarmSINGAPORE—Alab Pilipinas came here seeking vengeance against the Singapore Slingers.But the Filipino club will return home faced with more questions, after their inconsistent play in the second half led to a 68-71 defeat to the Slingers in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) at OCBC Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports EDITORS’ PICK “I felt we took ourselves out of the game,” said forward Lawrence Domingo, who finished with 15 points and a slew of energetic plays that went for naught as Alab dropped their second game in four outings.“We beat ourselves. We have to get back on the drawing board, focusing on ourselves and moving forward.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliFacing an experienced and cohesive team, Alab, one of three new ABL teams this season, stayed in the thick of the fight, behind Domingo, Ray Parks Jr. and import Lee Dong-jun, before once again losing steam in the final period.JR Cawaling helped Alab cut the deficit to 65-67 with a lay-up with 55.7 seconds remaining, but Singapore import Xavier Alexander scored on a breakaway dunk with 27.5 ticks remaining after picking up the loose ball off a Parks miss.Cawaling’s triple pegged the final score. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments MOST READ PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine SMB back in awesome form Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town
Article published by Maria Salazar Among the top articles from our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, for the week of May 23 – June 3 is one about researchers who were surprised to find more than 100 possible new species in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park. In other news, given the possibility of an oil concession on their territory, the Waorani are mapping their rich bio-cultural diversity in order to defend their legacy in Ecuador. And in Colombia, private management of natural reserves is protecting the Orinoco plains.The image above shows a whiptail lizard of the Kentropx genus that could be a new species discovered in Madidi National Park in Bolivia.Also, an image from the vast Mongabay archive of a group of Asian small clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) that inhabit South and Southeast Asia was the most popular on Latam’s social networks. This is the smallest species of otter with a maximum length of 100 centimeters and 5.4 kilos in weight.Scientific expedition registers dozens of new species in the Madidi National ParkAfter 15 trips to Madidi National Park, researchers are impressed by the secrets of one of the most biodiverse natural protected areas on the planet: they found more than 100 possible new species.Around 124 new species have been located during expeditions in Madidi National Park. In the image, a whiptail lizard of the Kentropx genus could be a new species. Image courtesy of Milieniusz Spanowicz / WCSWaoranis develop maps to save the rainforest in EcuadorWaoranis located in block 22 are mapping their rich cultural and biological diversity as a defense mechanism against a new round of oil auctions announced by the government for the end of the year. They have covered an area of 180,000 hectares and identified 1,832 routes between rivers, valleys, wildlife trails and paths.In the communal kitchen of one of the families of the Nemompare, Oswando Nenquimo shows the map they are developing in their territory. Image by Daniela Aguilar for Mongabay.Colombia: Civil society reserves provide breathing space for the OrinocoIf the hectares of all the national reserves managed by civil society groups in the country were added together, 65% would correspond to those in the Oricono plains, proof of great progress in the protection of plains territory. Civil society reserves are a good example of conservation and sustainable activities in the territories.Vista of the Orinoco plains in Colombia. Image by Daniela Aguilar for Mongabay.The strategy of the bottle nosed dolphin to survive in Chile’s seaFor 13 years, researchers analyzed the behavior, social dynamics and genetic variation of the population of bottle nosed dolphins off the Punta de Choros and Chañaral Islands in Chile. Their study reveals that foreign dolphins are arriving in the area and participating in the reproduction of this species.The only population of resident dolphins reported in Chile live between the Punto de Choros and Chañaral Islands. Image courtesy of Guido Pavez/Eutropía.Ecuador: Is deforestation from the Pacific Refinery affecting local climate?According to residents and climate change specialists, two oil projects in northeastern Ecuador might have caused a local climate imbalance. “It used to get all cloudy, but now almost nothing,” observed a resident. The deforestation of 1,200 hectares for the plant is blamed for the change.Satellite image of land deforested for the Pacific Refinery.Four cases of deforestation for palm, sugar, cacao and sugar cane in Peru and BoliviaThe cultivation of palm oil and cacao were recommended as alternatives to coca leaf in Peru. However, these farms have also become causes of forest destruction in the Amazon. According to the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project, four key cases of deforestation by large scale plantations in the Andean Amazon have developed since 2007. Three of them are in Peru and one in Bolivia.Deforestation near the San Buenaventura sugar refinery in Bolivia. Image courtesy of Eduardo Franco Berton.Read more about these stories in Spanish here. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Biodiversity, Conservation, Dolphins, Environment, Indigenous Peoples
15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments LATEST STORIES Hawkeyes aim for joint second With a 2-0 lead and all the momentum going into Monday’s Game 3 of their PBA Philippine Cup Final Four series against Barangay Ginebra, Star superstar point guard Paul Lee refuses to be overly confident.“If we are playing a team under a different coach, it would be easy to say that this is a won series for us already,” Lee, the hero of tight victories in Games 1 and 2, told the Inquirer in Filipino on Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG “But that’s Tim Cone. I’m sure he will have another thing up his sleeve [for Game 3].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return
LATEST STORIES Mardi Gras is one reason why the NBA’s annual showcase is in New Orleans for a third time.When the league pulled the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte because of a North Carolina that limits the protections of LGBT people, New Orleans hurriedly put together a bid to host. That the full weekend of events involving celebrities and the NBA elite would coincide with the first major Mardi Gras parades was pitched as more a selling point than a complication.“We were in a good position in that we were already prepared for Mardi Gras, and already had our special event operations ongoing – to kind of plug the NBA into that,” Ryan Berni, a spokesman for Mayor Mitch Landrieu, said in an interview with The Associated Press.NBA owners, officials, players and other dignitaries have been invited to parties at prime viewing areas along historic St. Charles Avenue on Friday night and will have an opportunity to experience Mardi Gras like a local, said Jay Cicero, president of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.“What a great way to expose Mardi Gras to people who may have never been,” Cicero said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Eastern Conference’s DeMar DeRozan, of the Toronto Raptors, goes up for a dunk during the NBA basketball All-Star Game in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam-dunks, three-point plays and buzzer-beaters in New Orleans.Laissez les bons temps rouler!ADVERTISEMENT Yes, Mardi Gras revelers and basketball fans alike will “Let the good times roll!” when New Orleans’ famous pre-Lenten Carnival meets NBA All-Star Weekend.Bobby Hjortsberg, a local attorney and captain of the Krewe of Freret parade, said riders are excited about rolling during All-Star Weekend. In addition to the traditional colorful strings of beads, Hjortsberg expects parade krewes to shower people along the route with basketball-themed items.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRiders will also be taking longer looks at some of the taller spectators to see if they look familiar.“We’ve got a lot of basketball fans that are part of our parade. They’re well aware of where the (NBA hotels on the route are) and that a lot of players could be around there,” Hjortsberg said. “People will definitely have their eye out for any players that might be out and about. We’ll try to get their attention and throw something to them. It might be the only opportunity we have where they’re looking for something from us.” Bouchard pays off blind date bet at NBA game 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Because of the relatively short notice – the city didn’t learn it would host the 2017 All-Star events until mid-August – the NBA is cordially co-existing with Mardi Gras but not really coordinating.“Most of the work, particularly stuff for that first weekend of parades, would have all been decided by that time,” said Barry Kern, whose family business includes design and construction of floats plus hosting special events at Mardi Gras World.Hjortsberg said his float is pretty much full but would make an exception for the right guest.“I got an extra spot on my float if Anthony Davis or LeBron (James) want to come ride,” he said wishfully.Hjortsberg might want to give Davis a call. The Pelicans All-Star said he hasn’t been available to accept previous invitations.“I’m thinking about doing it this year since we’re going to be in town and just get that whole experience,” Davis said. “You know, have fun with it.”Tourist-dependent businesses are hoping other party-goers feel the same way Davis does and are looking for a larger-than-normal Mardi Gras boost with the NBA presence.“We’ll put on extra bartenders, extra bar-backs, extra doormen,” said Earl Bernhardt, owner of five Bourbon Street bars and a French Quarter restaurant. “We’ll be ready.”In a city with deep Roman Catholic roots, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a final day of unabashed excess preceding the arrival of Lenten solemnity. Always the day before Ash Wednesday, it falls on Feb. 28 this year. Celebrations, however, begin in January and the city’s major parades begin 11 days before the big day.That poses a few welcome challenges, such as finding enough hotel rooms. Normally, the city’s hotels do not fill to capacity during the first Mardi Gras weekend. Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “I’ve been trying to get people some rooms and being turned down,” said Mark Romig, president of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “It’s good for the suburban hotels and the casino hotels on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”Security is always a concern at major events, but officials are taking steps to keep everyone safe.With the two major events overlapping, there will be no days off and plenty of overtime for the police force of close to 1,200, New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison said. Roughly 170 extra state troopers are coming in to supplement the usual contingent of about 30. And other area law enforcement agencies will also send officers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR The All-Star said he felt “it was just the right time” to speak out after experiencing previous racial heckling at Fenway over 12 seasons, though he said it was more a sign of larger racial issues than an indictment of Boston or its fans. Several black ballplayers said Tuesday that Jones was just describing what they regularly experience.The Celtics and the Bruins were pioneers in professional basketball and hockey during the 1950s. But the Red Sox were the last Major League Baseball team to field a black player. Pumpsie Green debuted at Fenway in 1959 — more than a decade after Jackie Robinson played for the Dodgers, and even after Willie O’Ree took the ice for Boston in the all-white National Hockey League.The Red Sox ballpark and offices are located on Yawkey Way, named for franchise owner Tom Yawkey who presided over the team at the time. The Red Sox passed on Robinson in 1945 and also passed on a chance to sign future Hall of Famer Willie Mays.The Celtics were the first team to draft a black player, the first to field an all-black starting five and the first to hire a black head coach. Bill Russell was among the league’s first black players and champions, but he wasn’t embraced by fans during his career and was embittered by his experience in Boston for years, though he is now a beloved figure in the city. In the 1980s, the rivalry between the white Celtics star Larry Bird and the African-American Lakers star Magic Johnson epitomized the NBA’s racial divide. Earlier this season, Celtics forward Jae Crowder, who is black, said he felt “disrespected” by fans openly coveting white potential free agent Gordon Hayward, rekindling the debate.In 2012, some fans upset with the Washington Capitals for bouncing the Boston Bruins from the NHL playoffs lobbed racial insults on Twitter toward Joel Ward, a Canadian who is black. And in an episode of “Saturday Night Live” before the New England Patriots played in the Super Bowl this year, comedian Michael Che called Boston “the most racist city I’ve ever been to.”ADVERTISEMENT Fans give a standing ovation as Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones comes to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox. APWhen Red Sox fans hurled the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of Boston’s racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams.Boston’s reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained, intertwined with broader struggles for progress along with today’s climate of racial tension that sports can’t avoid.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Boston fans pride themselves on rabidly supporting one of America’s greatest sports cities. While the Sox-Orioles rivalry shouldn’t automatically result in racism, “for some white Americans, that’s often where they go if they’re angry,” said University of Hartford sociologist Woody Doane.“Pulling a racial epithet out of our back pocket is something a lot of us still do,” said Doane, who studies sports, society and whiteness.Boston’s racial history — including fights over segregated housing, schools and politics — has spilled into sports as some working-class residents experience a “white crisis,” said University of Connecticut sociologist Matthew Hughey.“They can’t live up to the levels of superiority they’re told they’re supposed to naturally have, so they turn to symbolic things or people to build a sense of identity and to take out a sense of frustration,” Hughey said. “Sports can be that sense of identity.”Ballparks can also be an environment where some people feel more comfortable expressing offensive views while others feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.More black and Latino fans have begun attending games at Fenway, but they remain largely in the minority, said Doane, who has regularly attended Red Sox games since 1963.“It’s a white space,” Doane said. “If you are a person of color there, you would definitely feel in the minority.”The situation is not much different for players on the field. Lapchick’s 2017 report card on Major League Baseball showed only 7.7 percent of players are African-Americans — the lowest figure in the years since the institute has tracked the data. Black players have long commented on the atmosphere at Fenway, saying they expect racial taunts.On Tuesday, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said: “You get called names, N-word, all kinds of stuff when you go to Boston.“We know,” he said. “There’s 62 of us and we all know: When you go to Boston, expect it.” Despite its teams and the city making strides on race, Boston still has perceptions of racism to overcome.“Boston has a reputation, partially left over from a long time ago, that there is more racism within Boston sports,” said Richard Lapchick, director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. “The type of incident that happened … is something I would’ve expected to read about in Boston 25 years ago.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnJones was given an extended ovation on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) as he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat, a moment sharply different from what he described a day before, saying he heard fans call him the N-word and had peanuts thrown in his direction in the dugout, hitting a nearby police officer.Fenway security said 34 people were ejected, but only one for using foul language toward a player, and it was unclear whether that was toward Jones. Police said the peanut-thrower was ejected by stadium security before police could identify him. Meralco trips Phoenix Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Both the city and its sports franchises have changed in recent years. Last season, the Patriots started a black quarterback for the first time. The Red Sox have several African-American players in their starting lineup. And Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is currently leading his team in the NBA playoffs.Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said his ownership group made it a mission in 2002 to “acknowledge the shameful past of the Boston Red Sox” and its reputation as an unfriendly environment.“We’ve worked really hard to change that. We want to open up Fenway Park to everyone,” Kennedy said. “Everyone should feel comfortable at Fenway Park. No matter your race, religion, political beliefs, your sexuality — you are welcomed at Fenway.”Boston’s neighborhoods have diversified and its racial boundaries have become less rigid. The city’s population is now a quarter black, up from roughly 16 percent in 1970 and 3 percent in 1940. Since 2000, at least half of Boston’s population has been made up of minorities.Kennedy, Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker were all swift Tuesday to condemn the fan behavior. While Kennedy called the conduct the acts of “an ignorant few,” City Councilor Ayanna Pressley said in a statement that the incident “lays bare the racism that many residents of our city grapple with on a regular basis.”It may also be a sign of the times, said Lapchick.“This is one more alarm bell that racism is alive and well in the United States,” he said. “To think it doesn’t take place in sports, or in any other aspect of our society would be naive on the part of the public. But it puts it in our face more when something like that happens in a ballpark.” Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Felix Alexander anchored Indonesia with 18 points and three assists, while Darryl Sebastian got 16 markers and five boards.In the first game, Malaysia needed a huge lift late to turn back Thailand, 74-62,After going scoreless on Sunday, Wong Thiam Mun exploded for 24 points and collected seven rebounds, six assists, and six steals to carry the Malaysians to a 2-0 record.John Tang got 16 markers and four boards, while Teoh Yi Kang had nine points, four dimes, and three rebounds for Malaysia.Malaysia held a precarious 66-62 lead after an undergoal stab from Thailand’s Natthanon Chayapiwat with 1:49 to go.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mclaude Guadaña. PBA IMAGESMclaude Guadaña tallied a triple-double to lead Batang Gilas Pilipinas to a 96-73 victory over Indonesia in the 2017 Seaba Under-16 Championship Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The swingman from Lyceum-Cavite racked up 19 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds that went with four steals as the Philippines cruised to its second win in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak RC Calimag set the tone for Batang Gilas, pouring nine of his 17 markers in the first quarter as the home squad started the game on a 15-2 charge to run away with the win.Kai Sotto chipped in 12 points and seven boards, while Raven Cortez had 10 markers and two rebounds for the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThough victorious once again, coach Mike Oliver chided his wards for playing with a bit of complacency as Batang Gilas saw its 36-point lead, 71-35, in the third quarter cut to 20, 77-57, with 9:21 left in the payoff period.“We were super relaxed. We felt we could run over them because they are smaller. The intensity and aggressiveness when we got to a big lead suddenly got lost,” he said in Filipino. “I was just pressuring them to bring that intensity back.” Tang, though, answered back for Malaysia with back-to-back threes to wrap up the game.Hiran Boateng topped debuting Thailand with 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Chayapiwat had 12 markers and six boards.The scores:First Game:MALAYSIA 74 – Wong 24, Tang 16, Teoh YK 9, Tan CW 7, Teoh WH 4, Yap 4, Chin 3, S. Chandaran 3, Lee 2, Khor 2, Tan EW 0.THAILAND 62 – Boateng 12, Chayapiwat 12, Wadman 8, Rattanawiwatpong 8, Preechahan 7, Homthuanlom 6, Buakaw 3, Preechatiwong 2, Kinnaret 2, Kamwised 2, Iabsap 0, Sprangthao 0.Quarters: 17-21, 40-39, 49-48, 74-62.Second Game:PHILIPPINES 96 – Guadaña 19, Calimag 17, Sotto 12, Cortez 10, Lina 9, Fortea 8, Pascual 6, Padrigao 4, Tan 4, Lazaro 3, Chiu 2, Go 2.INDONESIA 73 – Alexander 18, Sebastian 16, Hans 8, Patiara 7, Hady 5, Bonfilio 5, Robert 4, Fawwaz 4, Fernanda 4, Linduaji 2, Olindo 0, Tarigan 0. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Quarters: 33-17, 58-28, 77-51, 96-73.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead East finals trip on line as Wizards, Celtics head to Game 7 View comments
Mike Myers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf things work in Gilas Pilipinas’ favor, Mike Myers will reinforce the national team which will see action in the 2017 William Jones Cup in Taiwan.Coach Chot Reyes shared the team’s plans as Gilas will use the invitational tournament, slated on late July, as the squad’s buildup for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “For now, everyone that we could bring in, of course, are possible candidates. The urgent thing is for us to get an import or a naturalized player possible for the Jones Cup,” said Reyes.On Myers’ part, he welcomed the potential plans Reyes laid out for him as he relishes this rare chance to work out with the Philippine national team,“If that’s what they want me to be, I’ll be ready to play here. I’ll be ready to help and show my talent. I’ll be ready for the games and I’ll be here to help out this team,” said the 6-foot-9 forward.ADVERTISEMENT Andre Paras continues to make impact for AMA Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit LATEST STORIES MOST READ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “If things materialize, we’re thinking of bringing him with us in the Jones Cup,” he said.Myers is currently TNT’s stand-in import, the KaTropa’s insurance in case Joshua Smith’s foot injury worsens through the course of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundReyes shared that Myers’ performance in the Thursday evening practice at Meralco Gym earned him a positive feedback from the national team’s coaching staff, putting him in the list as one of the possible naturalization prospects in the future.But he made it clear that the priority is to find an import for the Gilas squad in the Jones Cup. A dream fulfilled for Christian Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province
Vince Hizon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netGinebra’s old never say die spirit is coming to Blackwater.In hopes of instilling the winning attitude to the upstart Elite squad, coach Leo Isaac has enlisted the services of his former teammate Vince Hizon to be a team consultant starting on the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs View comments Norwood included in 24-man pool for Fiba Asia Asked what his tasks are with the Elite, the former Ginebra guard joked, “I do everything and nothing at the same time.”But he cleared that he’s expected to give a fresh perspective to the coaching staff.“They just want to have a different perspective on what’s happening. They just want to get my views. I tell them what I think – good or bad – and it’s all in the spirit of trying to improve the team, to get better,” he said.Hizon also believes that Blackwater has promising pieces to make a deep run in the season-ending conference after missing the playoffs for the past four conferences.“We have some good players. We have a lot of good forwards. With our point guards, we’re a little bit short, but very competitive as well,” he said. “From watching the games, it’s nice to see that they compete – but up to a certain point. It seems like they always have a hard time in the fourth quarter, so we’re trying to see what we can do to remedy that.”ADVERTISEMENT LSU title parade draws massive crowds Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “He can inject more on individual progress ng players,” said the affable mentor.With his new role, the PBA great is looking help the team get out of the cellar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m enjoying this time. It’s nice to get to know the players. Our generations are different but the competitiveness is still there,” he said.Hizon last roamed the sidelines in Adamson, where he backstopped coach Kenneth Duremdes with the Soaring Falcons in the UAAP. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.