Malditas bow to Thailand in crucial match

first_imgMOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Silawan Intamee made it 3-0 with another strike at the 62nd minute that certainly took the air out of the Philippine side.Jesse Shugg saved some pride for the Malditas, pulling one back in injury time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWith the loss, the Filipinas settled for third place in Group A with their three points built on a win and two losses.The Malditas still have a chance to make it to the Women’s World Cup when they play the Group B third placer, which will be the winner between South Korea and Vietnam. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Philippine Malditas failed to get the easy path to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, losing to Thailand, 1-3, in the last Group A match in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Friday morning at King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan.Kanjana Sung-Ngoen scored a brace to put the pressure on the Filipinas. She first converted on a penalty kick in the 28th minute after Malditas’ Tahnai Annis was whistled with a handball inside the box, before sending the ball past goalkeeper Kearra Bastes-Jones once again at the 53rd minute.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 2 Indian athletes barred for breaching ‘no-needles’ policy View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Unstoppable Bell carries Petron closer to PSL Grand Prix crown

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Katherine Bell took matters into her own hands to push Petron past F2 Logistics, 23-25, 20-25, 25-15, 25-22, 15-9, in Game 1 of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Finals Tuesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Bell played with reckless abandon, especially in the fifth set where she scored eight of the Blaze Spikers’ last nine points, including an emphatic kill from the back row.ADVERTISEMENT Petron also got a lift from Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Mika Reyes, who tallied nine points apiece.MJ Perez and Kennedy Bryan posted 16 and 15 points, respectively for the Cargo Movers, who had no answers for Bell’s array of attacks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “She was just unstoppable. She did everything. She led the fight for us when we needed it most,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino.“I told my players to forget what happened in the first two sets because we still have three more sets left. We just need to be patient and do what we worked on in practice,” he added. “The players accepted the challenge.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe hard-hitting Bell erupted for 42 points off 36 kills while fellow American import Lindsay Stalzer added 17 points.Game 2 is on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan with the Blaze Spikers looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s finals where the Cargo Movers won the last two games of the series to win the title. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READcenter_img Finally, unity in PH swimming In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

Point grad: Cavs’ Hill receives diploma during NBA playoffs

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 11: George Hill #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the second half during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — George Hill has gone from point guard to point grad in the NBA playoffs.Cleveland’s starting guard missed practice Saturday and had a good excuse for his absence — he graduated from college.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Hill joined the Cavs in February, coming over in a trade from Sacramento. He was slowed by back spasms and missed three games in the first round of the playoffs against Indiana, but returned and played a key role in the Cavs’ Game 7 win as well as Cleveland’s four-game sweep of Toronto.Hill, who also played in the postseason for San Antonio and Indiana, has helped settle a troubling position for the Cavs. Cleveland traded All-Star guard Kyrie Irving last summer to Boston and have used numerous point guards this season.The Cavs struggled without him against the Pacers, but Hill returned for the series finale. Although he was on a minutes’ restriction, he scored 11 points — all in the second half — and helped Cleveland advance.“He’s been great,” Lue said. “Just coming into Game 7 versus Indiana where he hadn’t played in 3 ½ games, to come out and play the half of basketball that he played, he was tremendous. So, just his experience of being in the playoffs, being in the Eastern Conference finals when he played for Indiana, playing against the Miami teams, he knows what it’s about. So, it’s great having a veteran like that on the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Hill received his diploma from IUPUI and took part in commencement ceremonies in Indianapolis while his teammates got in one last workout before heading to Boston for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.The 32-year-old Hill, who played for the Jaguars from 2004-08, a received his degree from the School of Liberal Arts. He was one of two student speakers to address the new graduates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn his Twitter account, Hill showed off a “Jaguars” tattoo on his left arm.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Hill would rejoin the team in time for the series opener Sunday against the Celtics. Tiger Woods shoots 65, his lowest score ever at Players Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

FEU, UST share early pvl lead

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Far Eastern University pounced on College of St. Benilde’s series of miscues in the decider to pull off a 25-19, 32-30, 15-25, 24-26, 15-4 victory in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.Dragged into a fifth set battle, the Lady Tamaraws took seven of the first eight points in the decider—the last four off errors.ADVERTISEMENT David tops AKOC leg 2, but runner-up Suba Italy-bound MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img They were never threatened from there as last year’s runners-up racked up six straight points after the Lady Blazers made it a 4-9 game, clinching the victory on another CSB miscue.University of Santo Tomas likewise hurdled its opening-game assignment, dominating the first two sets before rallying in the third to complete a 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 rout of San Sebastian College in the other game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’FEU and UST joined opening-day winner Adamson for the early lead.In the men’s side, National U banked on Bryan Bagunas as it trounced reigning NCAA titlist Perpetual, 25-18, 27-25, 23-25, 25-16, while CSB subdued San Beda U, 25-21, 15-25, 28-26, 27-25. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Clarkson ‘terribly disappointed,’ vows to support PH in ‘heart and spirit’

first_imgOn Sunday, the NBA released a statement that it did not allow the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to play for the Philippines in the Asiad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The possibility of Clarkson playing for the Philippine team came up in August 2015 when the Cleveland Cavaliers guard even joined Gilas Pilipinas in practice before the team flew to Taiwan for the 2015 William Jones Cup.Three years later, it remains to be just an idea as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas tried but have come up short in tapping the services of Clarkson for several times after either failing to meet the requirements set by Fiba or get clearance from the NBA. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson reaffirmed his commitment to represent the Philippines after failing to get the green light to wear the country’s colors in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.In a Facebook post on Monday, Clarkson vowed to show his support for the Philippine team and stressed his intentions to suit up for the national team in the future.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clarkson was part of the final 12-man lineup but is expected to be replaced by TNT swingman Don Trollano, who joined the national team’s flight to Indonesia Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spurs’ White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the world championship later this month in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)INDIANAPOLIS — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again.The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The world championships are the first international meet for Biles since the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-yeara-old took time off after winning five medals — including gold in the all-around, vault, floor exercise and team final — in Brazil. She returned to competition in July and captured a fourth US championship in August.Biles will be joined by 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd, 2017 US champion and 2016 Olympic alternate Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe world championships serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams that finish in the top three in the team final will earn an automatic berth to the games. The U.S. has won every major international team competition since the 2011 world championships. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Mourinho’s warning underlines extent of Man United’s fall

first_img3 ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ “To go to Juventus level? Barcelona level? Real Madrid level? How can we reach that level?” Mourinho asked reporters, adding: “Man City level? How can we reach that level?”A reply came. “Investment?”“Yes,” Mourinho said.Yet he had just put out a team containing a center forward costing $97 million (Romelu Lukaku), a center midfielder costing a then world-record fee of $116 million and signed from Juventus (Paul Pogba), while an offseason signing for about $70 million (Fred) was on the bench, failing to make it on as a substitute.Mourinho has spent more than $500 million on players since joining United in 2016. Either the money hasn’t been spent well or Mourinho isn’t getting enough out of them.Lukaku, for example, has gone eight games without a goal and looks short of confidence playing for United.“No criticism at all, and a complete understanding that the player is a fantastic professional that wants to give everything for the team,” Mourinho said. “But I have to agree his moment is not sweet, not just with the goals he is not scoring but in his confidence, movement, touch. He is not linking the game well with the team.“But he’s our striker and a good striker and a striker we believe in.”Mourinho finished the game by responding to the goading of Juventus’ fans by holding up three fingers toward them, denoting the Champions League-Serie A-Italian Cup treble he won with Inter Milan — Juve’s rival — in the 2009-10 season.Just three days earlier, he was sticking three fingers up at Chelsea fans who were hurling abuse at him at Stamford Bridge, a reminder of the three Premier League titles he won at the London club over two spells. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Yet Mourinho wasn’t finished there. In lavishing high praise on Juventus and the Italian’s club re-emergence as one of Europe’s top clubs, he also appeared to be sending a thinly veiled message to United’s board.“A bit far,” Mourinho said, when asked how far United was behind Juventus. “Juventus is (Italian) champion for seven years in a row, two Champions League finals in the last four or five years and not happy with what they have. They want more, they want more.“They had (Gonzalo) Higuain, (Mario) Mandzukic, (Paulo) Dybala, they want more. They want Ronaldo. They had (Andrea) Barzagli, (Giorgio) Chiellini, (Daniele) Rugani, they are not happy, they want more, they want (Leonardo) Bonucci. And they go for the best players in the world. A big, big club with a big past, but with also a big desire to have a big future.”Just like the United of yesteryear.Mourinho said his team, essentially, was no longer in the same league as Europe’s powerhouses.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mourinho continues to hark back to his trophy-laden past.It’s the future he and United have to worry about.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next So, the manner of United’s 1-0 loss to Juventus in the Champions League — and the nature of Jose Mourinho’s comments after Tuesday’s match — were stark reminders of just how far the team has fallen.“Since the draw,” Mourinho said, “we knew it would be a fight with the Valencia for the second position.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThey were remarkable remarks from the manager of a club as huge as United, and it felt like Mourinho’s team took that inferiority complex into the game against Juventus.United’s players looked in awe of their opponents — left back Luke Shaw acknowledged as much, saying his team gave Juventus “too much respect” — and had only 28 percent of the possession in the first half. United had only two shots on target in the whole match. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ManU coach Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during the Champions League group H soccer match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)MANCHESTER, England — The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford revived memories of much better times at Manchester United, when England’s biggest club had a slew of the world’s best players and no trophy felt beyond them.It was only a decade ago, after all, that United was winning the Champions League and three straight Premier League titles. Ronaldo was the poster boy of the generation that included Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

As Ateneo claims a Final 4 slot, National U rewrites UAAP history

first_imgView comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo’s ninth win in 11 outings was NU’s seventh loss in 10 games.Not that the Ateneo coaching staff was keeping count.“We didn’t look into the Final Four and we were just focusing on NU,” said assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “We didn’t look beyond this game and that was the key point for us.”The Blue Eagles went on a blistering 22-9 run in the second quarter to take a 44-20 lead after Thirdy Ravena’s free throw.De La Salle tightened its hold of the third spot after fending off Far Eastern University, 65-57, later in the day.The Archers climbed to a 6-4 record while the Tamaraws, who slipped to a 5-6 record, dropped to fifth, allowing idle University of the Philippines (5-5) to gain fourth place. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University answered history’s call Saturday afternoon, the same day that Ateneo made its entry to the Final Four official.The Lady Bulldogs whipped the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses, 96-57, in the UAAP women’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan to notch their 74th straight victory—the longest winning streak in any sport in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Motolite thwarts Pocari gals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award And the first thing coach Pat Aquino did was heave a relaxed sigh.“[Making history] hasn’t sunk in yet,” Aquino told the Inquirer. “It’s really more a relief right now that we’re done chasing the record. We can now focus on the more important thing, which is winning a title.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissOnce the record formerly owned by Adamson’s women’s softball team was within sight, Aquino admitted that it seemed the burden had doubled for NU every time it took the court.“You have to worry about the winning and then at the back of your mind, there is the streak,” said Aquino, who banned any locker room talk of the record chase to keep the Lady Bulldogs’ focus on the game at hand. “I know they read about it and they’re aware, but I told the players not to talk about it.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Aquino passed the credit of the streak to NU management, which took care of recruiting players who “stayed together like family and performed really well on the court.”Ria Nabalan shouldered the scoring duties for the Lady Bulldogs, notching 31 points as NU used a strong second period to knock the fight out of UST.Kaye Pingol added 20 points while reigning MVP Jack Danielle Animam and Congo’s Rhena Itesi each scored 15 for NU, which improved to 10-0 this season.At nearby Smart Araneta Coliseum, Ateneo stared at a similar 10-0 figure on the scoreboard. The Blue Eagles opened the game with 10 straight points before beating National U, 79-64, in the men’s tournament.The Blue Eagles officially tabbed a Final Four slot—although no one really expected them to have to fight for a berth in the semifinals—with the victory while putting the Bulldogs’ own bid in peril.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

No doubt in Bo Perasol’s mind UP can match up with Adamson

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines is headed to its first Final Four appearance in more than two decades and head coach Bo Perasol knows just the trick to keep his team ready for its historic journey.ADVERTISEMENT Perasol is aware of the magnitude of the situation they’re in especially with the third seeded Fighting Maroons (8-6) taking on second seed Adamson University (10-4) that has a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.A team without any experience in the semifinals going on a do-or-die game is sure to have some butterflies in its stomach once the opening team goes up, so Perasol is focusing on uplifting his players’ confidence so they can perform to the best of their abilities.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I actually don’t talk about our lack of experience and as a coach I need to prop up their confidence that there’s nothing different about the Final Four,” said Perasol Thursday at Epsilon Chi Center in UP Diliman.The Fighting Maroons, who last played in the Final Four in 1997, will face the Soaring Falcons who have ran over them in the eliminations sweeping the season series 2-0 between them. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Both games were as tense as it could get with the first round ending in a 69-68 score line after Sean Manganti’s game-winner.The second round matchup was no different, with Adamson taking the 80-72 win behind another one of Manganti’s gutsy plays down the stretch.UP went on a 22-7 run to go to as close as four, 74-70, with less than two minutes remaining in the game before Manganti decided to shatter the Fighting Maroons’ collective heart with a flaming three-pointer for the Falcons’ 77-70 lead and effectively quashing any more advancements.Perasol said he kept things simple with his team so as not to complicate the situation and also reminding his players to play better in the end game.“We make sure to execute the right way, take high percentage shots, defend when we can, don’t allow second chance points, and those are things they can remember,” said Perasol who was once a Fighting Maroon from 1989 to 1993. “We shouldn’t think that we lost to Adamson twice. There’s no doubt in my mind that we can matchup with Adamson well and I think that we have to do better in the end game.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img View comments With Finals spot within reach, Akhuetie, UP Maroons ‘have to believe’ they can do it LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Tokyo ‘best-prepared’ host city for Olympics – IOC chief

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil According to the latest version of the budget, organisers project the total cost of the Games at 1.35 trillion yen, or around $12 billion.Organisers are expected to release an updated version of the budget next month.Bach said he expected an “excellent Olympic Games from the organisational point of view, from the engagement point of view and from the atmosphere point of view.”ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tyler Zeller looking forward to USA Basketball debut But he added: “I do not remember any host city which was so far in its preparations two years before the Olympic Games than Tokyo.”Japan has mostly lived up to its reputation for efficiency, with construction projects generally on schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHowever, there have been concerns over the summer heat in Tokyo affecting endurance events such as the marathon and race walking.There has also been some wrangling over the cost of the Games — split between the 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo city government and the central government — with disagreements over what counts as Olympics-linked expenditure. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FIEL – In this Aug. 24, 201, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, second from right, and Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, walk past the logo of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during the Olympic flag arrival ceremony at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday that Tokyo was the best-prepared host Olympic city he could remember, with just more than 600 days to go until the 2020 Opening Ceremony.Speaking to representatives from 206 Olympic Committees from around the world, Bach noted he had some “unfortunate” experiences with the preparations of some Olympic Games.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more