Vicente sets ‘humble’ goals for women’s volleyball team in SEA Games

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend To prepare his team for the SEA Games and the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will take place in the Philippines in August, Vicente and crew will travel to Japan to hold a training camp.The team will leave in late July for Japan and return to the country in August, and Vicente said they hope to improve their speed while abroad.“They have to gain the speed, because it’s ideal for the team to be fast-paced while on the court,” said Vicente. “We have the height, we have the skills, but we need to boost our speed.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Mayweather, McGregor smack tour only free thing for fans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m just being humble, I don’t want to say we’ll win gold, silver, or bronze, I’m just being conservative.”The Philippines is grouped with hosts Malaysia and 2015 silver medalists Vietnam.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’Vicente added they have the tools to matchup against the host team, they just have to avoid being overconfident.“This team can win against Malaysia, as long as they don’t get too confident against the Malaysians,” said Vicente. “We just need the killer instinct.” IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH Women’s National Volleyball team. Photo by Bong LozadaNational team head coach Francis Vicente is refusing to set lofty expectations for his squad for the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“We have a chance; I’m not saying what place, but we have a chance,” said Vicente in Filipino during the team’s media day at Arellano School of Law on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

2 PH kids earn slots to Bayern Munich training camp

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Toni Leviste wins Grand Prix; Pacquiao rematch talks on ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ “I’m very, very, very much looking forward to my Germany trip,” said Mitra, who first played futsal at age eight “just for fun.”Tenollar, 14 years old like Mitra, kicks plastic bottles on his way to Baguio City High School—a playful act that led him to football.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’“This is really a surprise,” said Tenollar, who is excited to meet FC Bayern’s Arjen Robben. “I’ll have a video chat with my mother to tell her the good news.”“At the end of the day, we did not look for the next Leo Messi,” said former FC Bayern striker and camp special instructor Giovane Elber through an interpreter, referring to the Argentine superstar of FC Barcelona. View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES “We instilled in them will power, how much they wanted to win, to not be afraid of committing mistakes but instead embrace those mistakes and learn from them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JM Mitra and Aeron Tenollar (first and fourth from left) are among the 15 chosen to attend the FC Bayern Munich junior camp later this month. Also in photo are Konrad Sollorin, Jasper Beruan, Jeofrey Fresado and Bayern mascot Berni. —ROMINA S. AUSTRIABALI, INDONESIA—Jan Meir Mitra, who studies at La Salle Zobel, and Aeron Tenollar, son of a watch repair man from Baguio City, were among the 15 out of 49 participants in the 2017 Allianz Junior Football Camp picked to attend training camp with FC Bayern Munich in Germany from Aug. 17 to 22.After the awarding of certificates and medals at Finns Recreation Club here, a sobbing Mitra ran toward his parents, Jerome and Mylene.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

first_imgFILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) is guarded by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Irving gets his new address and Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron. They both can say they won in this Celtics-Cavs blockbuster deal. But the sum of the parts says Cleveland got the better of Boston in this swap of All-Star point guards. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)CLEVELAND — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break.For a minute.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas’ injured right hip, the Cavs have negotiated another draft pick from Boston to compete the mega-deal that stalled, the teams announced in a joint statement early Thursday.The teams modified the original deal and Cleveland will also get a second-round pick in 2020 from the Celtics, a pick it acquired from Miami.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’“The trade is now complete,” the teams said in their statement.After days of uncertainty, both sides can move forward toward a 2017 season that will start with the Cavs hosting the Celtics on Oct. 17. SEA Games conclusion sees early start to celebrations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After the teams finalize the deal with the league, the Cavs are expected to formally announce a trade that officially ends Irving’s star-crossed tenure in Cleveland.The former No. 1 overall pick grew into one of the NBA’s biggest stars with the Cavs, and he’ll always be remembered for making the go-ahead 3-pointer over Golden State’s Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals when Cleveland won the title — the city’s first major pro sports championship since 1964.But while he was adored by Cleveland fans, Irving struggled playing in the shadow of LeBron James, and shortly after the Cavs were beaten in this year’s Finals by the Warriors, a disgruntled Irving demanded a trade.He’s joining a Boston team that has been chasing Cleveland in recent years, and he’ll play alongside Gordon Hayward, signed as a free agent by the Celtics this summer.Thomas’ future is not as certain. The 5-foot-8 playmaker was beloved in Boston, but he’ll have to share the stage in Cleveland in a supporting role to James. Thomas is in the final year of his contract and could end up sharing playing time with newly signed Cavs guard Derrick Rose.And, of course, there’s always drama surrounding James, who will try to make his eighth straight Finals before possibly opting out of his contract next summer and hitting the free-agent market again.If he leaves, the Cavs have the first-round pick — maybe even the top pick overall — they got from Boston to help them rebuild.But that’s next summer. For the moment, this chaotic one has finally calmed down. LATEST STORIES The teams had a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday to agree on the trade, which was prompted by Irving demanded to be dealt in July. New Cavs general manager Koby Altman pulled it off by sending the team’s second-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and an unconditional first-round pick next year.The Cavs had balked at pushing the Aug. 22 trade through last week after Thomas underwent a physical. He tore a labrum last season in the playoffs against Cleveland, and it’s possible he might not be ready for the start of the season.On Tuesday, Thomas told ESPN he is “not damaged” and believes he will return to All-Star form.“There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas said. “Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”Thomas decided not to have surgery and has been rehabbing his hip this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs zoom to 3rd straight win

first_imgNational University recovered from a dismal second set to beat University of the East, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, and stay undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Bulldogs streaked to their third straight win while the Lady Warriors are at the bottom with a 0-3 card.After going back and forth against the Lady Warriors and trailing, 10-11, midway through the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 13-2 run to take a 23-13 lead, with Aiko Urdas finishing it off with a through-the-block kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a good win, but after seeing his team falter in the second set he knew his players could do better.“The win earlier was a good win, but it was not a good performance,” said Castillo in Filipino. “I told them to forget about the second set and let’s move on, it’s already marked on the card.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES Last-ditch stand by PBA underdogs Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Lady Eagles tied the Tigresses at 1-2.UST suffered a double whammy when it lost libero Rica Rivera to a right knee injury in the first set. Assistant coach Mark Alfafara said the initial assessment was a torn meniscus. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “My players’ captain responded on the dot on what the situation needed and the team will go with the captain,” Castillo said, referring to Jaja Santiago.When NU committed four straight errors that allowed UE to trim the deficit to six in the fourth set, 23-17, it was Santiago who stopped the Lady Warriors’ fun with a well-placed kill that put the Lady Bulldogs on match point, 24-17.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs’ charge with 23 points while Roselyn Doria added 12 points.Shaya Adorador and May Ann Mendrez led UE with 11 points apiece.In the other match, Ateneo notched its first win after taking down University of Santo Tomas, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Parker stands as big obstacle in Joshua’s path to greatness

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina After two surgeries late last year, he is fully fit and likely to be a different fighter to the one Joshua will have seen in video clips.And there’s his heritage. A New Zealander of Samoan descent, Parker first began thumping a punch bag aged 4 under the gaze of father Dempsey — named after Jack Dempsey, the American heavyweight champion from 1919-26 — and emerged from an impressive amateur career with fast hands, a warrior spirit and, now, the WBO belt.Joshua — the WBA and IBF titleholder with a 20-0 record (20 KOs) — has been the epitome of cool, to the point of arrogance, some say, over the last few weeks but he knows he is in for a real fight.So does his promoter, who has one eye on an even bigger bout — against American Deontay Wilder — later this year.“That’s the biggest fight in world boxing,” Eddie Hearn said of Joshua-Wilder. “But I honestly see this fight a tougher fight than Wilder. Not necessarily more dangerous but just a tougher all-round fight, technically. I’m nervous for the fight and I know AJ’s mind is completely on Joseph Parker.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Britain’s World Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, left, and New Zealand’s World Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, face off during a press conference in London Tuesday March 27, 2018. Joshua and Parker will meet in a title in Cardiff on Saturday (Nick Potts/PA via AP)The closer Anthony Joshua gets to boxing greatness, the more the sport’s new superstar is driven by a fear of failure.“I just know how quickly the tables can turn,” the 28-year-old Englishman said in one of the more candid moments of his build-up to Saturday’s heavyweight unification fight against Joseph Parker in Cardiff.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims The defining fight for Joshua so far was the epic victory over former champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium in April last year.He was already a huge name at home but that win grabbed the attention of the world — and ended Klitschko’s career.Having successfully defended his belts with a 10th-round stoppage of Carlos Takam in front of 77,000 in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in October, Joshua has been taking advice from Klitschko’s trainer ahead of his return to the Welsh capital.“I’m finding ways to improve and new ways to get better,” Joshua said. “I chat to Johnathon Banks a lot, a friendship which developed from when I trained with Klitschko as a sparring partner. I use the conversations as a way to speak to Klitschko.“‘How did he forever want to improve?’ — I ask these questions. He told me they worked a lot on his jab and his movement before the fight with me. It’s humbling to know that he got beat a few times and managed to come back.”Again, there was Joshua raising the prospect of losing.The two fighters met for their final head-to-head news conference on Tuesday, Joshua looking athletic in his tracksuit and T-shirt while Parker turned up in a sharp suit, tie and glasses. He looked more a professor than a boxer.“He was brought up to dress the best and wear himself well, be clean-cut,” Parker’s mother, Sala, told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “That’s how he was growing up.“He cannot trash-talk because he was never like that. It’s hard for him to change his person. We’ve tried to retain his values as a good person.”Sala and Dempsey will be there in Cardiff, as will Wilder, for a fight that could turn Parker into a household name or leave him as another boxer Joshua tramples over on the path to becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “One minute you’re the man, and the next you’re not.”Parker represents a big threat to Joshua’s seemingly unstoppable rise to the status of undisputed champion of boxing’s most glamorous division.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 26-year-old New Zealander has never been knocked to the canvas in a 24-fight professional career and, like his opponent, is unbeaten.Then there’s the revelation, made last week, that Parker has been fighting for the past two years with a debilitating elbow injury that prevented him from executing his jab in three title fights. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “He’s someone who will add something to my life journey,” Joshua said.The Englishman’s power is undisputed — Parker’s less so, particularly in light of his elbow issues — and Joshua is learning to control fights behind his jab and reach, which will be 4 inches longer than his opponent’s.Joshua is also now a bona fide “stadium fighter,” so much more used to the big occasion than Parker, and a near-80,000 crowd is expected under the roof of Wales’ national stadium.“He’s a phenomenon,” Hearn said. “It’s not like we can rock up and do Wembley next week with another fighter: That’s just with Anthony Joshua. We are lucky to have him in our sport.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Determined to keep momentum, Lady Eagles skip Holy Week break Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

Padda apologetic after much-improved Adamson misses Final Four

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This speaks volumes that there are pro teams that are actually calling us about trying to field their teams with our players and that wasn’t happening last year,” said Padda.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ “I know I didn’t live up to their expectations, I know I didn’t meet their expectations this year and I have apologized to the team for that too,” said Padda at Blue Eagle Gym.Padda, however, believes she’s done her job of elevating the team that won just three games in the season prior to her arrival.“I know we just came under making the Final Four but if you look at the improvement of the program overall, I think they’re much better than they were before I got here.”Padda cites the demand the club teams have displayed for her players as a sign of progress for the Lady Falcons.Mylene Paat is signed with Cignal, Jema Galanza is at Creamline, and Mary Joy Dacoron is poised for a stint in one of the two major commercial leagues.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Adamson University’s valiant stand in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament has come to an end on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Despite having a promising campaign that ended with a 25-6, 25-23, 25-23 win over University of Santo Tomas, the Lady Falcons won’t be attending the big dance as they settled for fifth of the tournament after the eliminations.The Lady Falcons finished the season with a 6-8 record, a vast improvement from their 1-13 finish in Season 79, but expectations hounded them even before the start of the tournament.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 crownAir Padda was aware that school management wanted more from her team the moment they went on a stellar campaign in Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference where they went undefeated in the group stage.And those expectations have chipped away at her anxiety as she now faces uncertainty ahead of Season 81. 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident UST goes for ‘total revamp’ in buildup for Season 81 View commentslast_img read more

La Salle holds off UP in Filoil opener

first_imgThe 6-foot-8 Samuel had a near double-double with 12 points and seven rebounds while Bates added nine points, three rebounds and one block.“Actually, I’m not putting a lot of pressure on the two, but they delivered,” said DLSU coach Louie Gonzalez.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 crownKey returnee Justine Baltazar topscored for La Salle with 16 points that went with six rebounds, three assists and two blocks while Andrei Caracut chipped in 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the three-point area.“The win is just a bonus for us because the team is still really a work in progress,” said Gonzalez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Espejo sets UAAP record with 55 points, Ateneo forces rubber match vs FEU View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle University drew impressive outings from its new recruits to hold off University of the Philippines, 82-79, at the start of the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Kiwi import Kira Samuel and Fil-Aussie Brandon Bates impressed in their preseason debuts, combining for 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img In 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 MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The Archers blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter but the Maroons made one last push to pull within one, 80-79, after a Diego Dario 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left.Samuel hit two free throws to give La Salle a three-point cushion before Paul Desiderio took a half-court heave as time ran out.Juan Gomez de Liano led all scorers with 21 points built on five triples on top of six assists while Dario had 16 points. Nigerian import Bright Akhuetie, the transferee from University of Perpetual Help, finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Marcial: We will appeal Fiba sanctions if it involves PBA

first_img“We deeply regret the events that took place during the game,” the statement read. “The actions displayed have no place on any basketball court. We wish to apologize to the entire basketball community worldwide—and in particular to our fantastic fans in the Philippines and Australia—for the behavior displayed by both teams and for bringing the game of basketball into disrepute.“We fully accept our responsibility and are collaborating in the ongoing proceedings to investigate the incidents. We will do everything in our power to prevent this from happening again.”The statement was signed by SBP president Al Panlilio and BA counter part Ned Coten.Nine players from Gilas Pilipinas were jected from the game on disqualifying fouls while four Aussies were also tossed after the melee, which was triggered by a blind-side elbow from Daniel Kickert to Roger Pogoy.Late Wednesday night, NLEX coach Yeng Guiao came to Gilas Pilipinas’ defense and blasted Kickert for the attack, which he described as potentially fatal.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Kickert started it all and he didn’t even apologize. All he said was it’s regrettable and all he said was it was unfortunate,” Guiao told reporters after the Road Warriors’ loss to the Magnolia Hotshots at Mall of Asia Arena.“He almost killed somebody and he did not apologize.”Guiao said the Aussies, who flew to the country on the heels of a stunning defeat to Japan, came to the Philippines “looking for trouble.” “The tone was set the day before when they were already ripping the decals without any permission. I coached the national team, I would never do that coming into any venue and you have to respect the property of other people whatever they say,” said Guiao, who coached the national team in 2008.POC secretary general Pato Gregorio admitted that there were jitters that the brawl would affect the World Cup 2023, which the Philippines is co-hosting with Japan and Indonesia.“Indonesia is also worried with what happened,” said Gregorio, who was also present during the meeting at the PBA Offices in Libis, Quezon City.Panlilio had earlier allayed fears that the brawl would cause a frayed relationship with Fiba and affect the country’s hosting of the World Cup.Panlilio doubled down on his assertion in Wednesday’s meeting, describing the brawl as a “standalone event” that had nothing to do with the SBP’s standing with Fiba and its hosting of the World Cup. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Philippine Basketball Association will appeal any sanction by Fiba on Gilas Pilipinas players if it involves their stint in the professional league, commissioner Willie Marcial said Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Two Koreas hold first unification basketball match in 15 years Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We will wait for Fiba’s decision,” Marcial told reporters after meeting members of the team that came to blows with Australia during their World Cup Qualifying match at Philippine Arena Monday night.“If the players are suspended from Fiba tournaments, we will abide by that decision,” Marcial added. “But if they are suspended even in the PBA, we will appeal.”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 PBA has deferred action on the erring players until after the Fiba decision comes out.Earlier in the day, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Basketball Australia came up with a joint statement expressing regret over the brawl, which happened in the third period of what was officially logged as an 89-53 win by the Aussies when the Filipinos did not have anymore players to continue on. MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more

Extra toes and a cattle herder as India unearths unlikely heroes

first_imgGold medallist Swapna Barman of India celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women’s hepatatlhon at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Juni KriswantoFrom a twelve-toed heptathlete to a one-time cattle herder, it was an eclectic mix of athletes mostly from rural areas that saved the day for India at the Asian Games in Jakarta.After teams from traditional powerhouse sports kabaddi and hockey crashed out, it was up to this group from humble origins to turn around the country’s fortunes. ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Their win in the bronze play-off against arch-rivals Pakistan was barely any consolation as the one-time hockey powerhouse missed out on a chance to qualify for Tokyo 2020.India’s women settled for silver after losing the final to Japan.One official in India claimed the men’s poor performance was down to their bad attitude. “Our men players have become spoilt brats. They are always busy on social media and have no regard for discipline,” the hockey official was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.Still, India towered over its neighbours Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal who could only muster seven medals between them, while Bangladesh and Sri Lanka drew a blank.Pakistan teenager Nargis, who goes by a single name, was the first woman to win a medal for her country at the Asiad after bagging bronze in karate. Nepal got a silver in paragliding, but Bangladesh went home without a medal for the first time in 36 years.“We don’t have good (enough) infrastructure to produce medal-winning athletes. There are not many facilities in districts,” AK Sarkar, Bangladesh’s deputy chef de mission, told AFP. TNT stops skid, outlasts winless Columbian in OT Javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra, a farmer’s son from a rural Delhi suburb, didn’t disappoint as he claimed victory with an Indian record of 88.05 metres to add to his Commonwealth title.Meanwhile Dutee Chand, who was barred from the 2014 Games over her hyperandrogenism, a condition that raises testosterone levels, captured two silver medals in the 100 and 200m women’s sprint.India’s total of 15 golds, 24 silvers and 30 bronze surpassed their previous best of 65 medals in the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China.Brij Bhushan Singh — India’s wrestling federation chief and the team’s chef de mission — said the country’s Asiad campaign was a success, barring the two blips in kabaddi and hockey.“It was a decent showing by our squad. There were more medals than the previous years and there are more silvers than bronze. And even the gold count increased in the last few days,” Singh told AFP.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Swapna Barman stood out with her twelve toes — six per foot — to clinch gold in heptathlon, chipping in to help India achieve a record 69 medals at the continental games.A daughter of a rickshaw puller from the West Bengal city of Jalpaiguri, Barman overcame serious pain as she blazed to victory with ill-fitting shoes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’For jobless Manjit Singh — once a cattle herder — it was gold in the 800 metres as he outpaced race favourite Jinson Johnson to become a national hero. Singh, who hails from a small village in the northern state of Haryana, trained far away from home for over a year, helped out for money by his father. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “More importantly there was no controversy of any kind. All the players showcased utmost discipline. There was disappointment in kabaddi and hockey but these things happen in sports,” he added.‘Spoilt brats’India’s failure to reach the men’s kabaddi finals had threatened to plunge their Games campaign into crisis after Iran stunned the seven-time winners in the semi-finals.India had already slumped to their first Asian Games kabaddi defeat against South Korea in the group stages, but having to settle for bronze in a sport widely thought to have originated in India was a bitter pill to swallow.The Indian women also lost out to Iran in the final.The defeats were part of a wider scandal in India that saw a high court rule the selection process for athletes as “eyewash” a day before the Games began.In a bizarre series of events, it was decided that the Asian Games team would have to square off in September against the athletes who missed out to win the right to keep their competition bonuses.Singh said events back home likely impacted the performance of the Asiad team.“They must have been under pressure to win here and then go for the trials back home,” he said. “So that would have played on their mind, but nonetheless it was disappointing.”India’s hockey team was also in the firing line as they suffered a shock loss to Malaysia in the semi-finals.last_img read more

Montalbo credits former coach Ayo for thriving UAAP career

first_imgAyo’s two-year stay with the Green Archers produced two finals appearances including a title in 2016 in the UAAP while also transforming Montalbo into one of the best defending guards in the league.And on Saturday the two met once more but this time it was only Montalbo, who was draped in green-and-white with Ayo now coaching under the black-gold banner of University of Santo Tomas.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 ChrissMontalbo’s Green Archers emerged victorious over Ayo’s Growling Tigers in a blinding 110-69 victory, but the “Man of Steal” was just simply reminded of how grateful he was for Ayo when he played  against the coach that made him to what he is.“I was happy, I approached him during warm-ups but I didn’t get the chance to go to him at the end of the game,” said Montalbo in Filpino at Ynares Center here. “It’s because of him that I got the ‘Man of Steal’ moniker.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Resurgent Bolts near quarters, rip Beermen Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ANTIPOLO—For the past two years, Aldin Ayo had Kib Montalbo as his trusted trooper when he was at the helm of De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Montalbo became one of the most prolific defenders the UAAP has seen in Season 80 when he registered 1.7 steals per game making him the second-best thief just behind Adamson’s Jerie Pingoy.Ayo and Montalbo didn’t have chance to face each other in the first round of the Season 81 men’s basketball tournament with the guard sidelined due to a thumb injury.Montalbo said that this might be the last game he’ll face Ayo in the basketball court and he just wanted to thank his former mentor for what he’s done.“Credit goes to him because I learned a lot from him and I wish him luck in his career in UST.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims PLAY LIST 01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more