Lady Tamaraws stop Lady Eagles for 2-0 start in PVL

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  It wasn’t the best of starts for FEU and head coach George Pascua had to remind his team they just have to relax and play at their own pace after dropping the first set.“I told them that we have to dictate the tempo and not play at the same pace as Ateneo,” said Pascua in Filpino. “They were quite aggressive in the first set and unfortunately they were quite off.”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 shutoutPascua added the absence of Ateneo captain Bea De Leon also helped as “her veteran presence can change the game for the Lady Eagles.”It wasn’t just De Leon who didn’t play for the Lady Eagles as Maddie Madayag, though in uniform, didn’t play due to an ankle sprain. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Ikeh, Ravena star as Ateneo drubs Adamson Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University remained spotless in Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after shrugging off Ateneo in four sets, 17-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws improved to 2-0 to stay atop Group A while the Lady Eagles slipped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Kim Gequillana also hurt her left knee in the third set prompting Ateneo head coach Tai Bundit to have her brought to the locker room.Bernadeth Pons finished with 16 points to lead FEU while Toni Rose Basas and Jeanette Villareal added 15 and 13 points, respectively.Jhoana Maraguinot led the Lady Eagles with 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Two Filipino bets complete ONE: Immortal Pursuit in Singapore

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino bets Gina Iniong and Richard Corminal will carry the fight for the Philippines in the ONE: Immortal Pursuit card in on November 12 at the state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadium.Last-minute replacement Gina Iniong (6-2) take on veteran contender Mei Yamaguchi (16-10-1) just 14 days before her last fight here in Manila where she defeated Priscilla Hertati Lumbangaol by TKO.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Iniong, who stepped in for ONE atomweight champion Angela Lee, is going up against one of the top fighters in the division with Yamaguchi looking to follow up her submission win over Jenny Huang last July.The Baguio native is looking to stretch her winning streak to three in her third fight with Asia’s top mixed martial arts promotion this year.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 shutoutCorminal (4-2), meanwhile, is eyeing redemption when he squares off with France’s Arnaud LePont ( 11-5) in the preliminaries.The Malaysia-based Filipino fighter is hoping to end his first year in ONE Championship with a strong performance, just like he has shown his entire career. All of Corminal’s four victories were via knockout. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters 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 Gamescenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Reyes to decide on Gilas final 12 on eve of deadline CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Opposite Corminal is Arnaud, a lightweight veteran hungry for action as he is fighting in his first bout in two years.Headlining the 10-bout event is the clash between Ben Askren and Shinya Aoki for the ONE welterweight world championship.In his swan song, Askren defends his belt and undefeated record against the legendary Aoki, who is raring to bounce back from his stunning loss to Eduard Folayang last year at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: San Beda locks up twice-to-beat edge after downing EAC

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda secured the twice-to-beat incentive in the Final Four after a 18-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-14 victory over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers wrapped up their elimination round campaign with an 8-1 record, the same as Arellano’s, but will settle for the second place because of the Lady Chiefs’ edge in points, 23-21.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nieza Viray torched the Lady Generals with 22 points to lead San Beda while skipper Cesca Raqraquin added 16 points.Rebecca Cuevas also had a meaningful offensive output for the Lady Red Spikers with nine points while Trisha Paras and Jiezela Viray added seven points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJaylene Lumbo led the eight-seeded Lady Generals, who ended their campaign with a 3-6 card, with 13 points. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NCAA volleyball: Perpetual stops Letran, gets third seed AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Riding Wade’s wave, Heat snap 5-game losing streak

first_imgMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) talks with coach Erik Spoelstra during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Miami. Wade was traded back to the Heat from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. The Heat defeated the Bucks 91-85. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — A quiet night for Dwyane Wade on the stat sheet still produced plenty of loud moments in his first game back with the Heat.Wade received a standing ovation when he entered the game off the bench in the first quarter and the crowd roared when he came up with a key block late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pyeongchang organizers looking into ‘possible attack’ on internet, Wi-Fi 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Nextcenter_img “I was telling Spo (coach Erik Spoelstra) after the game that I actually felt normal,” Wade said. “He said he felt a little weird seeing me on the bench to start the game, but I actually felt normal. Once the game starts, it becomes a game and you get into it.”Johnson scored 19 points and Whiteside scored 12 points and had 16 rebounds. Bam Adebayo added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Josh Richardson chipped in 16 points for Miami, which received the jolt Wade hoped with his arrival.“What a terrific day, the last 24 hours and then to culminate in a win like this after five straight losses, it’s what our organization needed for the moment,” Spoelstra said. “Obviously it was special to have Dwyane back in uniform, back on our side in front of the home fans. It felt exactly the way it should. It felt normal. It felt like home. It felt like family. It felt all the things you came to expect with Dwyane.”All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Bucks, who lost for just the second time in nine games under interim head coach Joe Prunty.“It was a good atmosphere to play the game,” Prunty said. “You would expect that, something you would anticipate.”The Heat trailed 9-0 to start the game, with fans growing restless to see the return of the franchise’s favorite son. They chanted, “We want Wade!”ADVERTISEMENT There were other moments throughout as Wade’s mere presence got a rise out of Heat fans, and teammates Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson led the way to a 91-85 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday that snapped a five-game losing streak and capped a celebratory night.“It felt like a playoff game,” Whiteside said. “The fans were in an uproar. It felt like a playoff game and Miami was just rocking. It hadn’t felt like that in a while here.”Wade scored three points on 1-of-6 shooting with two assists, one rebound, a key late block, and four turnovers in 22 minutes. He was acquired in a trade from Cleveland on Thursday. Wade played 13 seasons and won three NBA championships with the Heat before leaving for Chicago as a free agent in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I would love to go 6 for 6, but I was just trying to get used to everything so I wasn’t worried about that,” Wade said.“I was worried about getting the win. I felt like I did some positive things on the basketball floor and I felt like I did some negative things on the basketball floor, but I tried to make winning ways defensively and offensively when I got an opportunity and that’s what it’s all about. I’ll definitely get better and I’ll definitely score the ball more and all of those things at some point. Tonight I thought was a success because we got the W.”Even with the anxiety and excitement circulating the arena, Wade was relatively calm and free of nerves. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “The chants kind of started a little too early,” Wade laughed. “I was like no, not right now, not right now.”Wade entered midway through the first quarter and received a standing ovation from the crowd. He immediately made an impact throwing a lob to Whiteside for a dunk on his first possession as the fans roared.Minutes later, Wade took his first shot, a 3 from the right wing, and drilled it bringing the crowd to its feet.“This is kind of environment we’ve got to get used to playing in,” Wade said. “It was good. From start to finish the crowd was amazing. I definitely miss this crowd. I saw a lot of familiar faces.”There were other moments in the first half, too. A no-look alley-oop pass in transition to Johnson for a dunk and another lob to Whiteside for a dunk.“It was exciting,” Whiteside said. “He’s a Hall of Fame talent. His IQ is amazing so he knows when to look at the spots and knows when to throw it and make the right decisions.”Milwaukee was able to cut the deficit to 85-78 with 1:28 left.More “We want Wade” chants rang out in the closing minutes with Wade on the bench as the Bucks inched closer. Eric Bledsoe hit a 3 to pull the Bucks within 85-81.After a turnover by Richardson, Wade blocked a layup attempt by Bledsoe and Wayne Ellington drilled a 3 to help seal the victory.“I got a chance to time it and it felt like old times,” Wade said. AFP official booed out of forum TIP-INSBucks: John Henson (hamstring) returned after a one-game absence. Henson was hit with a technical foul in the first quarter when he slammed the scorer’s table in frustration. … The Bucks are allowing 95.4 points in Prunty’s nine games as interim head coach.Heat: Kelly Olynyk (left shoulder strain) missed his second consecutive game. . The Heat were able to include Wade and Luke Babbitt, who was acquired in a trade on Thursday, in their new “Vice” intro video with Wade smiling at the end drawing a loud cheer from the fans. . Goran Dragic was presented with the Euroscar European Player of the Year award before the game.LEBRON HAPPY FOR WADELeBron James weighed in on Wade returning to the Heat:“I’m happy as hell for D-Wade. He gets to go back home and that’s how it should be. I’ve always felt like that’s where his heart and his mind was and I think it’s going to be great for him. I look forward to seeing the footage of him being announced tonight back in Miami. But, obviously, it’s always, when it’s your brother and you’re around him every day and he has to go back . but at the end of the day, it wasn’t tough. We’re both 15 years in the league. We know how the business is and more importantly, we see each other all the time, anyway. So, get out of here, D-Wade.”UP NEXTBucks: Visit Orlando on Saturday.Heat: Visit Toronto on Tuesday. View commentslast_img read more

Real Madrid snap up ‘next Neymar’

first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Brazil´s Vinicius Junior poses with the best player trophy in the South American U-17 football tournament in Rancagua, some 90 km south of Santiago de Chile on March 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTIReal Madrid have agreed a deal reportedly worth up to 40 million euros to sign teenage Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Junior from Flamengo once he turns 18, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.The 16-year-old forward has drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Neymar after shining at the under-17 South American Championships, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly showing interest.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Warriors owner on potential Cavs rematch: ‘We got unfinished business’ LATEST STORIES View comments South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution “Real Madrid and Flamengo have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of… Vinicius Junior from July 2018,” the La Liga club said in a statement.“The player will remain at his current club until July 2019, although he will be able to play for Real Madrid before then if both clubs agree to it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingReal gave no details of the transfer fee, but reports in the Spanish press claim the deal could be worth up to 40 million euros ($45 million). Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img read more

Castro-led TNT routs Meralco, nears semis

first_imgDown big early, Meralco battled back to pull to within striking distance in the third quarter before Castro led a fourth-quarter breakaway that pushed TNT’s lead to as high as 24.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabagnot leads BPC stats race; Ratliffe paces imports Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast PBA IMAGESJayson Castro scored a game-high 25 points and TNT blasted Meralco, 102-84, to move one win away from the semifinals in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Castro did it all as he also finished with six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks for the KaTropa, who will go for a sweep in their best-of-three quarterfinals series on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT “I think offensively, we were just blessed to have contributions from almost everybody today. It doesn’t normally happen, but at least today, it really helped us, guys contributing,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “Defensively, I think it was very decent today, made it hard for Meralco to make their shots.”TNT had five other players with at least nine points. Import Joshua Smith posted 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field that went with three rebounds and three assists in only less than 19 minutes off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKaTropa big men Kelly Williams and Mo Tautuaa combined for 23 points and 16 rebounds while Troy Rosario and RR Garcia tallied nine points each.Chris Newsome led the Bolts in scoring with 21 points as Alex Stepheson managed just nine points on 4-of-11 from the field and 16 rebounds.last_img read more

Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena The 30-year-old Serb was trailing 7-6 (7/2), 2-0 and felt he had no option but to call it quits as the pain, from an injury that has troubled him for more than a year, began to increase.“There is a possibility that they will propose  surgery, but I don’t think that is good,” Djokovic told Serbian media.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“To go be cut in surgery or to poison myself with pills…. none of the solutions is good.“A logical conclusion is that a kind of a rest and a longer break is a logical solution. Maybe a longer rest is necessary, not only because of the injury but for my mind as well. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic pauses during a press conference after losing his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. APLONDON, United Kingdom — Novak Djokovic admits a long break is on the cards after an elbow injury forced him to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych.Djokovic’s miserable 12 months hit a fresh low on Wednesday when a right elbow problem curtailed his bid to win Wimbledon for a fourth time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It’s not easy to kind of play on the highest level throughout the entire season, then be able to do that over and over again every season, and then stay healthy.”The injury was especially frustrating for the 12-time Grand Slam winner as he felt he was finally beginning to play his best tennis after a turbulent period.“For an athlete, it’s really hard to swallow when you have to retire, especially when you’re playing well,” Djokovic said.“I was playing really well, probably the best tennis I’ve played in the last 10 months or so.“It’s just unfortunate. It takes some time to understand why this happened and to learn from it.” CBB Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “During my entire career I have followed a school schedule, I have never been reprimanded, maybe I will skip the next semester.”Djokovic, who has also struggled with a shoulder issue, had spoken to medical experts about the elbow problem before Wimbledon and was told surgery was an option.Asked what he would do to finally resolve the nagging injury, Djokovic had admitted he wouldn’t rule out an operation.“The specialists that I’ve talked with, they haven’t been really too clear, mentioning also surgery, mentioning different options,” he said.“Nobody was very clear in what needs to be done. As long as it kind of comes and goes, it’s fine.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera 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 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to settle rules row Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “But obviously, adding up, maybe it worked for seven, eight, ten months, but now the next seven months is not working that great.“Obviously it’s adding up more and more. The more I play, the worse it gets. Yeah, I guess the break is something that I will have to consider right now.”With the US Open just six weeks away at the culmination of the American hard-court swing, Djokovic doesn’t have long to return to full fitness.‘Very tough year’Since winning the French Open last year to complete his career Grand Slam, Djokovic has failed to claim another major title.He crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round and the French Open in the quarter-finals.With world number one Andy Murray losing against Sam Querrey earlier on Wednesday, Djokovic knew he would have regained top spot in the rankings if he won Wimbledon.That honour will have to wait for now and, with Murray hobbled by a long-term hip injury against Querrey, Djokovic conceded the two rivals could be paying the price for their grueling battle for the top ranking last year.“Could be. We both had a very long, very tough year, a lot of matches, a lot of emotions, a lot of things in play,” he said.“Our bodies have taken a lot physically. So, I mean, as an athlete, one way or another, at a certain stage of your career, you’re going to experience these kind of things.“Injuries are part of this sport, unfortunately. Professional tennis is getting very physical in the last couple of years. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive

first_imgArellano strengthened its semifinal bid after an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 win over lowly Technological Institute of the Philippines Monday night in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs, reigning NCAA champions, bounced back from a previous defeat and posted their third victory in four outings, while handing the Lady Engineers their fourth setback in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT Rachel Austero tried to fire up St. Benilde, scoring on a hit and an ace to close in to 15-20. Carlos and Justine Dorog committed errors in succession to allow the Lady Blazers to move within 19-21.But the climb tolled heavily on the Lady Blazers, who committed a spate of errors which the Lady Maroons gamely exploited to preserve the win.Meanwhile, La Salle-Zobel bested Adamson, 25-11, 25-12, 20-25, 25-15, while University of the East nipped Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-23, 25-13, 20-25, 26-28, 15-6, in the UAAP Season 80 high school volleyball tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ardina earns P300,000 MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups LATEST STORIES Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planscenter_img Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors 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 Using its offense to the hilt, Arellano buried TIP with a 17-3 edge in attacks in the second set, allowing it to have a 20-6 bubble to illustrate the discrepancy between the two teams in terms of talent and skills.That lead allowed the Lady Chiefs to rest gunners Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha in favor of seldom-used players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut the Lady Engineers soon started to claw back, forcing Arellano assistant coach Richard Estacio to send his regular gunners back in and preserve the set.Arocha topscored with 17 points, while Jovielyn Prado had eight. “We are a strong team because we have team work,” said Arocha, who dedicated the win to their coach Obert Javier, who was indisposed.Earlier, University of the Philippines revived its campaign after a thorough 25-19, 25-13,25-19 triumph over St. Benilde.The Lady Maroons were never threatened throughout the match as top gunners Isa Molde and Diane Carlos took on their roles to the hilt to ensure their second win in three starts.It also practically booted out the Lady Blazers, who suffered their third straight defeat. Only the top two teams per group will make it to the semifinals.UP stormed to 19-8 lead on Molde’s angled hit in the third set, but for some reason, the Lady Maroons let their guards down to allow the Lady Blazers’ fightback.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

NZ ODI series: Chance for India to regain 2nd spot

first_imgIndia stand in with a chance to regain the second position in the ICC ODI Championship table when they take on New Zealand in the five-match series that begins in Guwahati on Sunday.Currently Sri Lanka is in the second spot with 118 points – one ahead of India but a win in the series by any margin against New Zealand will see India upstage the islanders.A 5-0 win for India will put it on 121 ratings points – seven behind Australia who currently top the table.And even if Sri Lanka register a 5-0 win over West Indies in their upcoming ODI series, they will have to sit out in the third position.But if India lose the series 0-5 to New Zealand, it would see them drop to the fifth spot.However, a 2-3 series defeat will see India drop down fourth on 114 points while New Zealand will rise to the sixth position on 101 points.It’s not just about giving opportunities to all: GambhirIndia’s stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir did not disclose the XI but gave enough indications that he would not make wholesome changes to the squad that will take on New Zealand in the opening one-dayer of the five-match series, in Guwahati on Saturday.Shorn of experience in the absence of regular skipper MS Dhoni and and senior players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan, Gambhir, more than experimentation, stressed on the need to win the series.”The most important thing right now is to win the game, to win the series rather than thinking about giving opportunity to all the players.advertisement”We are just about to begin the series and it’s too early to say that you need to give opportunity to all the players,” Gambhir, who has been appointed skipper for the first two ODIs, said on the eve of the match on Saturday.”It’s an international series and you are playing for your country. Rather than giving opportunity to all, it’s all about winning the series and then taking it from there.”The skipper will open the batting with Murali Vijay while the middle-order would remain the same as the one that played against Australia in Visakhapatnam last month.This means Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina are likely to form the backbone of Indian batting.Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is all set to make his one-day debut while Saurabh Tiwary, who had played in the team’s last ODI, is likely to add spark down the order.Going by the skipper’s words, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Munaf Patel who did not play in Visakhapatnam, might have to wait for their turns.Yusuf Pathan, who has been picked following his scintillating show in the Ranji Trophy, is likely to make the cut ahead of Sreesanth. That would mean R Vinay Kumar and Asish Nehra would have to share the new ball.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is also decent with the bat, is likely to retain his place in the line-up.The skipper was effusive in his praise for Saha and said: “He has done well in domestic cricket playing for Bengal. It’s a good opportunity for him. We all feel that he is a very good wicketkeeper, it’s just about scoring some runs. It’s all about carrying he momentum into international cricket. He is among runs, so he will be feeling confident.”The XIV will be picked again after the second ODI in Jaipur and, according to sources, Dhoni will continue to be rested with Gambhir retaining the captaincy for the series.The only change the selectors might make for the last three ODIs would be to test Rohit Sharma ahead of the tired Raina.India (likely): Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary, Wriddiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar and Ashish Nehra.We would like to rectify our mistakes, says VettoriNew Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori wants to come out of their humiliating 0-4 series loss to Bangladesh by rectifying their mistakes against India in the five-match ODI series that begins with the match at Nehru Stadium.Talking to the reporters on the eve of the match, Vettori said a series win would help before they return to India again for the upcoming World Cup in February-April.”It’s important in our build up to the World Cup. I know we had a disappointing series over there (Bangladesh).”We have come here to rectify that in a lot of ways. There are some changes, some good experienced players coming back into the team.advertisement”We will see how we go. The side will miss the services of their in-form batsman Jesse Ryder who had a superb run in the recently concluded Test series but Vettori said it would help the youngsters in the side to cement their place.”Jesse Ryder will definitely come into the picture (for the World Cup) with what he has done. But he has injury now so this is a chance to have a look at others. For people looking towards World Cup, it’s about playing every game and winning them. Both teams would like to win every game to get some confidence going into the World Cup,” he said.Vettori said the toss would not be crucial in the result of the match.”The last two times the team won the toss have batted first and went on to lose the game. So it should not affect the game.”On the wicket, Vettori said, “Traditionally, it’s played pretty slow here. With such an early start, probably it will go slower and slower as the game progresses.Asked about the team composition, Vettori said: “We will have a look at the wicket in the morning because it’s such an early start.”India are fielding a second string side but Vettori said the hosts are still capable of upstaging them. Asked about the new look Indian side, Vettori said: “Few of them played in the IPL. We know most of them pretty well. They are all good players and they must be in form to be selected for India. We know how dangerous they can be. We are not underestimating the Indian team.”Asked about opener Jamie How would be looking to seal his berth before the World Cup, Vettori said, “Anyone coming back into the side means that he is in form at the domestic level.He is a quality player. We are hoping that he makes it this time around,” Vettori said.last_img read more