first_imgMOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais Read Next (From L) USA’s Kerron Clement, Philippines’ Eric Cray and Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru Tumuti compete in the Men’s 400m Hurdles Semifinal during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTEKUALA LUMPUR — Eric Cray, the face of Philippine athletics, will need even stronger legs for Tuesday’s “killer schedule.”The Philippine-born, Texas USA-based Cray will vie in the heats of 100-meter dash at 3:30 p.m. and 400m hurdles at 4:30 p.m. He won both events two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If successful, the 400m hurdles and century dash finals will be at 8:20 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., respectively.But the 28-year-old Cray doesn’t mind the tight schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe said he will “just go out there and run” as the SEA Games’ centrepiece sport goes full blast at 85,000-seater Bukit Jalil National Stadium.Joining Cray in the century dash heats is three-time US NCAA sprints champ Anfernee Lopena. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Fil-American Zion Nelson Corrales will take up the cudgels for the Philippines in the women’s century dash as last SEAG champ Kayla Richardson decided to skip the event to focus on the 200m and hurdles.Aries Toledo will also take the spotlight when he competes in men’s decathlon, while Rosie Vilarito and Evalyn Palabrica see action in women’s javelin throw.The country won five golds two years ago and is eyeing seven this time, with one already chalked up by marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

first_imgReyland Capellan (left) and Kaitlin de Guzman (right) celebrate with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and chief of mission Cynthia Carrion after winning two gold medals in the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — With two golds in the bag, gymnastics chief Cynthia Carrion said the Philippines can still expect two to three more triumphs in the next few days.Carrion, who is also the chief of mission, said she is looking at a few more wins in individual and team events in the sport being held at MITEC Hall 9.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medalCapellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.“I hope the other sports follow suit,” said Carrion who is also counting on team events.RELATED VIDEOGymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA GamesGymnastics has 20 golds at stake in both rhythmic and artistic disciplines, which can turn in a gold mine that Team Philippines needs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIncidentally, it was Carrion, in her capacity as chief delegate, who forecasted a 50-gold turnout for the PH contingent.Gold medalists Reyland Capellan in men’s artistic floor exercise and Kaitlin de Guzman in uneven bars kept the country’s campaign afloat Tuesday morning. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe buzzer had already sounded signaling the end of Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between rivals Meralco and Barangay Ginebra, but the drama continued as the two teams made their way to their dugouts.A heated commotion ensued between Meralco coach Norman Black and Ginebra’s Tim Cone shortly after the Bolts’ 94-81 win.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PH could lose equestrian gold Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Black claimed Cone didn’t like that he called a timeout at the 38-second mark with the game already decided.“I think everybody knows that Tim is the all time leader in wins and championships in the PBA. I’ve never in my life or in any effort to tell him how to coach his team so I don’t need any help in coaching mine,” Black told reporters during the post-game interview when asked about the incident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He didn’t shake my hand because he was mad about the last timeout. That’s his problem, not mine.”Cone, who is the winningest PBA coach with 19 titles including two Grand Slams with two different teams, left the Smart Araneta Coliseum early and did not speak with the media. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Game 4 is on Friday night still at the Big Dome. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brownlee didn’t mind having to play longer minutes.“We did great as a team so I didn’t have to exert a lot of energy. As a collective group, we did a great job,” said Brownlee, after logging 46 minutes.Brownlee also said that at this stage, fatigue is the least of his concerns.“I’m ready to play whatever [minutes I need] to win a championship. It doesn’t matter at this point,” he said.“One more to go. The job is not done. The only thing we’ve done is win three games. We haven’t won a championship. I’m sure we’re going to be fired up Wednesday and we’ll be ready.” ADVERTISEMENT Game 5 at PH Arena sets attendance record in PBA Finals game LATEST STORIES And on Sunday, Cone did just that by extending the minutes of his import Justin Brownlee and chief playmaker LA Tenorio.“We had to extend those guys,” Cone said. “What are we saving them for? We got Monday and Tuesday to rest before we play on Wednesday. I told Justin during one of the timeouts, ‘Justin, you ain’t gonna sit down here in the second half.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We didn’t think (Allen) Durham was gonna sit down, so Justin wasn’t gonna sit down, so might as well not save yourself.”The move paid dividends for Cone as Brownlee dropped 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block, while Tenorio delivered 17 markers, six boards, and four dimes in Ginebra’s 85-74 victory over Meralco to move a win away from retaining its title. View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Sol Mercado’s injury has truly thrown a wrench into Barangay Ginebra’s rotation for the rest of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.Without the speedy guard, Ginebra coach Tim Cone knew he needed to improvise.ADVERTISEMENT Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at Philippine Arena. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgKamworor holds off fellow Kenyan Kipsang to win NYC Marathon CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Alyssa Valdez may be miles away from home in Taiwan, but that didn’t stop her fans from showing their appreciation for their sporting hero.The three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player got a much-needed lift as Filipino fans made their presence felt during one of her games over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Valdez took the time and posed for pictures with the fans who went out of their way to cheer for her, paying off the support she got as she shook everyone’s hands.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 24-year-old is currently seeing action in Taiwan, serving as an import for Attackline. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:57Taiwan bridge collapses, at least 14 injured; rescuers fear six trapped01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Nextlast_img read more

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum North Korean delegation returns home after Olympics outreach Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Towns had 26 points and 17 rebounds, his 54th double-double in 64 games this season, and Minnesota beat the Sacramento Kings 118-100 on Monday night.“Everyone has to step up,” said Andrew Wiggins, who scored 22 points. “Everyone has to do their job and more if we want to get to where we want to get to. We just have to keep it going. We’re in a good spot right now and we have to keep it going and finish strong.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJeff Teague added 20 points and Taj Gibson had 15 points to help the Timberwolves sweep the three-game season series between the two teams.All five starters and six players overall scored in double figures for the Minnesota. The Timberwolves scored only 21 points in the fourth quarter but it hardly mattered after they outscored the Kings 34-17 in the third to pull away after a back-and-forth first half.Towns took one shot in the first quarter before finding his stroke in the second when he scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He had four free throws during that stretch and finished 8-of-8 from the stripe.Skal Labissiere scored 20 points, Willie Cauley-Stein added 17 and Buddy Hield had 16 for Sacramento, The Kings have lost four straight and six of seven.“They got in the paint too much, shrunk up the court, bottled us up and we fouled them too much,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “Their physicality was a lot.”Towns was one rebound shy of a double-double in the first half and Minnesota led by as much as 10 before De’Aaron Fox capped a late Sacramento surge with a layup to pull the Kings within 63-60 at halftime.Teague and Wiggins combined for 15 points in the third quarter and Tyus Jones made two free throws and a short jumper to extend the Timberwolves lead to 97-77.GETTING TO THE RIMMinnesota held a big advantage on free throws, going 33 of 36 from the stripe. Sacramento was 12 of 13.“When we’re able to get to the line we get some rest and we get the chance to put the defense in different situations,” Towns said. “We’re doing a great job of getting to the line and putting ourselves in position to not get to the line but just making good offensive plays and getting some easy buckets.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: Towns’ double-double is the 168th of his career. … Minnesota went 14-for-14 from the free throw line in the first half.Kings: Bruno Cabocio had four points, three rebounds and three fouls in 18 minutes of his Sacramento debut. Cabocio was part of the trade that sent Malachi Richardson to Toronto.UP NEXT Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, drives against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Karl-Anthony Towns recorded yet another double-double in what has become a common occurrence for the first-time All-Star, and Minnesota got a much better defensive effort in the second half to pull away for a second straight lopsided win.Turns out life without Jimmy Butler isn’t as bad as for the Timberwolves as some expected it would be.ADVERTISEMENT “The unselfishness has been there all year,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We have to continue to do that. Defensively, we have got to keep working at it. We understand how important that is.”More importantly, Minnesota improved to 2-0 since losing Butler to a torn right meniscus last week heading into one of its toughest stretches of the season. The Timberwolves leading scorer, Butler is hoping to return for the playoffs.“Everyone has to step up,” Wiggins said. “Everyone has to do their job and more if we want to get to where we want to get to. We just have to keep it going. We’re in a good spot right now and we have to keep it going and finish strong.”Thibodeau’s team, which began the day in third place in the West and is off to the fourth-best start in franchise history, plays its next eight games against teams with winning records beginning with back-to-backs at Portland and Utah.“Without Jimmy we have to tighten up a whole lot more,” Minnesota center Taj Gibson said. “We’re just putting the pressure on different guys in our lineup to step up because we have a tough road ahead of us.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Timberwolves: Play at Portland on Thursday.Kings: Play at Portland on Tuesday. 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first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games That he departed this time with a surprisingly lopsided 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria on Wednesday left everyone, including Djokovic, pondering the answers to difficult questions.Did he give up in the last set? What has happened to his once-impervious play? Can he summon that again? Does he need a break from the grind of the tour?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a fact that I’m not playing close to my best, and I know that,” Djokovic said after his first straight-set loss at a major since the 2013 Wimbledon final. “For me, it’s a whole new situation that I’m facing.”Since completing his career Grand Slam at the French Open 12 months ago, Djokovic has participated in four majors in a row without earning a trophy. He also lost his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray. With the wind whipping at more than 15 mph (25 kph), and the temperature in the low 50s (low teens Celsius), Djokovic was out of sorts in so many ways even before that 20-minute third set in which he won only 8 of 34 points. It’s only the second time Djokovic lost a final set by the score of 6-0 in his 937 career tour-level matches.“It’s hard to comment (on) the third set. Obviously, nothing was going my way and everything his way,” Djokovic said. “Just pretty bad set.”But both men thought the match was decided in the first set, when Djokovic held two set points at 5-4, 15-40 on Thiem’s serve. Thiem erased the first with a forehand volley and the other with a service winner that prompted Djokovic to roll his eyes.Djokovic’s backhand really let him down in the tiebreaker: All seven points won by Thiem ended with that stroke.In all, Djokovic made nearly twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18.“More or less, all the parts of my game are kind of going up and down. I’m feeling like I’m missing consistency,” Djokovic said. “I play a great match or two in a row, and then I play a completely opposite match. That’s what happened today.”Still, how unlikely was this result? Djokovic had won all five previous matches — and 11 of 12 sets — against Thiem, including in the French Open semifinals a year ago.Plus, Djokovic had appeared in a record six consecutive semifinals in Paris.Now he is at a crossroads of sorts. He just turned 30. He split from coaches Boris Becker and Marian Vajda and other members of his team, bringing aboard Andre Agassi for Week 1 of the French Open.On Wednesday, he wouldn’t rule out some time off. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “It’s obviously tough to get out of it and figure out the way how to move ahead. At least I’m trying,” Djokovic said. “I know that I have achieved the biggest heights in this sport, and that memory and that experience gives me enough reason to believe that I can do it again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes; LeBron 2nd View comments Serbia’s Novak Djokovic falls as he plays Austria’s Dominic Thiem during their quarterfinal match the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. APPARIS — His French Open title defense nearing an end, Novak Djokovic stumbled and tumbled to his knees on the red clay, his racket flying from his right hand as his opponent’s backhand zipped past.Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he’s fallen, only a year removed from leaving Roland Garros as a player nonpareil, the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Djokovic was runner-up at the U.S. Open but lost in the third round at Wimbledon, the first round at the Rio Olympics and the second round at the Australian Open.“The win here last year has brought a lot of different emotions. Obviously, it was a thrill and complete fulfillment, I guess,” Djokovic said during an expansive and frank news conference. “I have lived on that wave of excitement, I guess, ’til the U.S. Open or so. And at the U.S. Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn’t faced before in (my) professional tennis career.”The 23-year-old Thiem next faces nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, who advanced when No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta stopped while trailing 6-2, 2-0 after injuring an abdominal muscle late in the first set.“I mean, it’s a joke how tough it is to win a Slam,” said Thiem, the only player who beat Nadal in one of his 23 clay-court matches this season. “Now I beat Novak. On Friday, (it’s) Nadal. In the finals, there is another top star.”In the other semifinal, 2016 runner-up Murray will face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in a matchup of three-time major title winners. Murray eliminated No. 8 Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1 on Wednesday, while No. 3 Wawrinka won 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 against No. 7 Marin Cilic.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pablo had a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Warriors while Jeanette Panaga and Elaine Kasilag had 11 points apiece.Kai Nepomuceno also finished in double figures with 10 points for Pocari.Iari Yongco and Dell Palomata combined for 16 points to lead the 3-2 Lady Jet Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lady Warriors head coach Enrico De Guzman was pleased with how his team played its ground game despite watching the third set get extended.“My assessment for this game is I saw what I taught them in training,” said De Guzman in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Our first balls were perfect and I really challenged the players to receive the services and not to always rely on the libero.”Pocari complemented its 45 scoring spikes with superb defense limiting the Lady Jet Spikers to just 27 points off spikes.center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat took sole possession of second place in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, sucking the air out of Philippine Air Force in three sets, 25-19, 25-20, 29-27, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Myla Pablo closed the chapter for the Lady Warriors with a crippling crosscourt kill that gave Pocari its fifth win in six games and an automatic seat in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Three points away from 10k, Yap rues missed 3-pointer in ROS loss National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet #KicksStalker: JR Smith has a pair of Nikes LeBron doesn’t own (yet) MOST READ LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo They indeed had better first-ball reception, allowing Rosemary Cailing and Cynthia Escutin to set up attacks for UP’s spikers.After trailing two sets to one, the Lady Maroons fought back in the fourth frame, rising to 17-7 on a cross-court hit by Molde.Andrea Marzan and Regina Arocha tried to shoulder the load for Power Smashers but the squad was already too deep in a rut to catch up.In men’s play, Air Force foiled newcomer Mega Builders’ sweep bid, pulling off a 25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 26-28, 15-12 victory to close out its elimination campaign at 5-2.The Jet Spikers finished at No. 3 with the Volley Bolt (6-1) gaining top seeding in the Final Four. Cignal TV (5-1) will be at No. 2 even if it loses to Instituto Estetico Manila on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Air Force formally landed in the semifinals after drubbing Adamson-Akari, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT At 5-2, the Jet Spikers joined Creamline and Pocari Sweat to the next round with the last spot to be disputed by BaliPure and Perlas-BanKo, which will take on separate foes Sunday.Earlier, University of the Philippines salvaged a measure of pride by outlasting Power Smashers, 25-17, 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsDiane Carlos scored 23 points while Isa Molde contributed 18 for the Lady Maroons, who avoided eighth and last place by winning for the second time in seven matches.“Coach (Jerry Yee) said we need to minimize our errors and at the same time take good first balls if we want to win this one,” said Carlos. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

first_imgIn a massive blow to the Indian cricket team, opener Gautam Gambhir and pacer Ishant Sharma were on Friday ruled out of the second Test against Australia due to knee injuries while VVS Laxman became doubtful on account of back spasms.The celebrations of a narrow one-wicket win over the visitors on Friday had not even ended when the Indians were left to deal with the twin loss ahead of the second and final match of series scheduled from October 9 in Bangalore.”I have an injury and I won’t be playing in the Bangalore Test,” Gambhir told PTI.The BCCI named batsman Abhinav Mukund and pacer Jaydev Unadkat as replacements for Gambhir and Ishant.”Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the Bangalore Test against Australia, on account of injuries to their right knees. The All-India Selection Committee has picked Abhinav Mukund and Jaydev Unadkat in their place. Mukund and Unadkat will be replaced in the squads for the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy by Harpreet Singh and Pankaj Singh respectively,” BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.While Mukund plays for India Red, Unadkat represents India Green in the tournament.Gambhir, who scored 25 and 0 in the first Test against Australia, was hit in the knee while fielding at short leg on Thursda when he took evasive action to save himself from a Michael Hussey sweep shot off Pragyan Ojha.Ishant, on the other hand, had been carrying the injury in the match.Concerns also remain about Laxman’s status who batted through pain to heroically guide India to a win in Bangalore.advertisementBangalore Test is a must-win game for us: HusseyDown 0-1 in the series, Australia batsman Mike Hussey on Friday said the visitors are determined to come out with flying colours in the second and final Test against India starting here on Saturday.Incidentally, the second Test against India would be Australia’s last five-day game before this year’s Ashes but Hussey said their priority now is to win the next match and level the series.”Every Test match is big. Yes, it is the last Test before the Ashes but we are not thinking about it this stage. We are 0-1 down in the series and we have to win this match and level the series,” Hussey told reporters.”That is the focus at this moment…To play good, disciplined Test cricket for long periods of time. If we play with the same intensity that we did in Mohali, we have a good chance of leveling the series,” he added.The left-handed batsman, however, is a disappointing man to have lost the Mohali Test from a winning position.”It was a Test match which we could have won. We had our chances, but we could not do the job and get over the line. After match, the dressing room was very quiet,” Hussey said.”From a positive point of view, we did a lot of things right. We are playing against the number one team in the world with a relatively young team. We will try to maintain that consistency here,” he said.Asked why is India such a tough opponent on home soil, Hussey said, “They know how to handle pressure and how to handle every situation. They have done it many many times before.”Their bowlers, Harbhajan (Singh) and Zaheer Khan has played lot of Test cricket and has got lot of experience. They know the conditions well and how to use it to their benefit,” he said.last_img read more