Month: November 2019

Cignal hopes to dodge CEU’s finals upset bid

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games So Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez said the Hawkeyes must adjust quickly without big man Raymar Jose, who left for Kuala Lumpur to play for the national team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“Losing Raymar during the Finals is a tough one, but we as a team understand that SEA Games basketball gold is very important to our country,” said Fernandez.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 shutoutCignal collides with CEU, which stunned erstwhile unbeaten Flying V in the semifinals, in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.“No one expected us to reach this far,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “It won’t hurt if we try [winning the title] that’s why I told the players we just have to stay focused and stick to our game plan.” And that confidence worries Fernandez even if the Hawkeyes still boast a solid lineup led by Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo.“We know that CEU is a very good team which is well-coached, and matching up with them without Raymar is a tough one,” said Fernandez.Garcia said the Scorpions hope to pull off an upset anew behind Cameroonian big man Rod Ebondo and underrated guards Aaron Jeruta, JK Casiño and Orlan Wamar.“We really have to bring our defensive mentality,” said Fernandez. —JASMINE W. PAYOADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Cignal HD plays minus a key cog as the Hawkeyes clash with surprise finalist Centro Escolar University in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup championship starting Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIEScenter_img Perlas Pilipinas falls to Indonesia anew as road to gold gets tougher Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Continue Reading

F2 eyes third straight win, take on dangerous Cocolife

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. F2 Logistics is coming off a morale-boosting win over Petron in four sets last Saturday in Bacolod City before dominating Sta. Lucia Realty in straight sets on Tuesday, sending notice that it is serious in dethroning two-time Grand Prix champion Foton.Head coach Ramil de Jesus, however, said they have to take it one step at a time.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 have to be careful because all teams are also preparing,” said de Jesus, who added overcoming Cocolife would not be a walk in the park.Veterans Tina Salak and Michele Gumabao will lead Cocolife. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Quiban gains share of Resorts World lead John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MALOLOS CITY—Surging F2 Logistics tries to stretch its early run when the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix rolls to Malolos Sports and Convention Center in this historic city.The Cargo Movers clash with Cocolife looking for their third straight win to keep in pace with unbeaten leader Foton (4-0), in a match that follows the doubleheader kickoff between Iriga City and Cignal.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference PLAY LIST 03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending 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 Gameslast_img read more

Continue Reading

Suarez Navarro rallies into Open quarterfinal

first_imgSpain’s Carla Suarez Navarro wipes sweat from her face during her fourth round match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro blitzed into the Australian Open quarterfinals with a stunning 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit Sunday.The Estonian 32nd seed blew a set and 4-1 lead with two breaks to allow the 39th-ranked Spaniard back into the match.ADVERTISEMENT – Lifeline –When she double-faulted on break point, Suarez Navarro had a lifeline at 4-2.The Spaniard easily held for 4-3 and levelled the set as Kontaveit went wide with another misdirected forehand.The momentum shift was completed when Suarez Navarro held again and Kontaveit had to serve to save the set at 4-5, having been 4-1 up.Anxiety took over the young Estonian. A double fault and another forehand error helped Suarez Navarro create two set points.Kontaviet regathered to save those but, when a second double fault brought up a third, Suarez Navarro’s stunning comeback sent the match went to a decider.A ripping winner crosscourt brought up a break for Kontaveit to lead 5-4 but as in the second stanza nerves prevented her getting over the finish line and Suarez Navarro broke back.At 6-7 Kontaveit’s capitulation was complete when she conceded match point on her serve, the Spaniard taking her chance when the Estonian went long.The reward for the former world number six is a clash against either second seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark or Slovakia’s 19th seed Magdalena Rybarikova. Suarez Navarro was ranked in the top 10 less than two years ago but has been on a downward slide and had no answer to the pace of Kontaveit’s early ground strokes.The 22-year-old made the decisive break in the fifth game and secured a 5-3 lead with the standout shot of the first set, a superb running forehand pass that flew around the net post to bring the Rod Laver Arena crowd to their feet.Kontaviet served out after 42 minutes and in the second, a bullet-like backhand gave her a second break of serve to 4-1 up with one foot in the quarter-final.But 29-year-old Suarez Navarro, whose first Grand Slam quarter-final at Melbourne Park was nine years ago, drew on her experience and began to play a patient game, extending the rallies.Nerves set in for Kontaveit as she neared her first Slam quarter-final and a forehand which had powered 15 winners in the first set alone faltered.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding She also stumbled when serving for the match at 5-4 in the third, as the experienced Suarez Navarro reached her third Australian Open last eight after 2hr 15min.“Was tough today. She started really well,” said the Spaniard who has also reached the quarter-finals twice at Roland Garros and also at the US Open, but never progressed further.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I always have to fight to the end,” she added. “I just tried to play my game and stay really focused. I just run and run. That’s it.”Oozing confidence after despatching French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round, Kontaveit was on the front foot from the off. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Djokovic meditates to ‘lose fear and stress’ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post PLAY LIST 02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally00:50Trending 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’ 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 View commentslast_img read more

Continue Reading

WADA probes possible flaw in test bottles

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Jackson lifts Gamboa-St. Clare to 1st win in PBA D-League LATEST STORIES Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia PLAY LIST 02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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’ 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 NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers FILE – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie speaks during a press conference after the WADA’s foundation board meeting in Seoul on November 16, 2017. The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on November 16, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-JeThe World Anti-Doping Agency said Sunday it had launched an investigation into a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which could allow sample bottles to be opened manually. WADA said in a statement it had been alerted by an accredited laboratory in Cologne that bottles manufactured by Swiss manufacturer Berlinger could be opened after being frozen. ADVERTISEMENT In the 2014 Sochi Olympics doping scandal detailed in a report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, investigators discovered that Russian staff involved had developed a method being able to open “tamper-proof” sample bottles undetected. MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The glass containers, known as the BEREG-KIT Geneva, were touted as the next generation of sample bottles after being released last year in the wake of the Russian doping scandal that dogged the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was not clear if the new Berlinger bottles were due to be used at next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWADA did not immediately respond to a request for clarification from AFP. In its statement, WADA said it had “initiated an investigation into a potential integrity issue with the new generation BEREG-KIT Geneva security bottles and will recommend appropriate measures, if needed, in order to maintain the integrity of the doping control process.”  Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The agency said it was alerted to the possible flaw by the Cologne laboratory on January 19. The lab had found that the bottle “may potentially be susceptible to manual opening ‘upon freezing’ of a sample.” WADA said it had contacted Berlinger over the issue, and the Swiss company later responded that it had been unable to replicate the flaw found by the German laboratory. “WADA is following up with the Cologne Laboratory and Berlinger to further clarify the testing protocols that have been undertaken to date,” WADA said in a statement.“WADA acknowledges that this situation, if confirmed, will raise concerns and questions. We wish to reassure athletes and other stakeholders that WADA is resolutely committed to following up with Berlinger until the matter is resolved; and that, we will keep stakeholders apprised as the situation evolves,” WADA added.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Luis Suarez has Barcelona on course to win 2 titles in Spain

first_imgSerena Williams returns, Fed Cup ‘start of a long process’ That scoring run has played a key part in Barcelona establishing a commanding nine-point lead in the Spanish league, and making the final of the Copa del Rey. In those semifinals against Valencia, Suarez scored the sole goal in the opening leg, and gave two assists in the second leg this week in an aggregate 3-0 win.Suarez said an injury to his right knee in August kept him from playing his best as Barcelona was adjusting to new coach Ernesto Valverde, and to Neymar’s record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain which broke up the formidable attack trio with Suarez and Lionel Messi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was very worried, not so much for not scoring, because I have been through these dips before. (But) my knee felt bad and I was afraid it would affect me psychologically. My attitude and level of intensity weren’t the same,” Suarez told Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper this week. “Then in November I felt great. I could rest, recover and change my outlook psychologically.”Asked by Valverde to help out more in constructing than finishing attacks, the Uruguayan striker saw his production suffer and managed only five goals in his first 14 matches. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez looks on during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez hitting his stride is a big reason why Barcelona is on course for two titles in Spain this season.Suarez has shaken off his troubles scoring during the first three months of the season and netted 14 in his last 15 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Read Next But as Barcelona settled under Valverde and its players kept winning without Neymar, Suarez is once again flourishing as its No. 9.“Neymar’s exit was a blow to our morale,” Suarez said. “But we pulled through it because of the mentality and the confidence of our coaches, which has been fundamental, spectacular. . Tactically, we have also changed. Before, we had the problem that teams would hit us on counterattacks, but we solved that by strengthening our midfield and playing with our wing backs higher up the pitch.”Both of Suarez’s assists at Valencia came when he slid over to the left flank of the attack, a spot that once belonged to Neymar.He helped put Barcelona in charge shortly after halftime by passing for Philippe Coutinho to score his first goal for the side.Suarez used a sleek change of foot to breeze past Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay before he sliced a cross to the far post where his former Liverpool teammate hooked the ball back inside the other upright.ADVERTISEMENT Suarez next came close to also setting up Messi, only for goalkeeper Jaume Domenech to save his shot after Suarez found Messi near the penalty spot.Suarez did his part to make it 2-0 with eight minutes remaining when he pressured Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista and intercepted his pass. He then stayed upright when avoiding a tackle before he slid the ball over for Ivan Rakitic to fire home.Suarez said he has learned the value of being a team player, not just a scorer, while helping Barcelona win six major titles in the past three seasons.“When I arrived here I told myself that it would be difficult to adapt my way of playing,” Suarez said. “I needed more space, I was used to playing in the Premier League. But even though I have fewer spaces, I fulfill my role in the square meters that I do have. And I notice that when I pressure defenders to recover the ball it spreads to the whole team.”Second to Messi on the La Liga scoring list with 16 – plus three in the Copa del Rey – Suarez went scoreless through all six games of the Champions League group phase.Yet he has been on fire since Barcelona played its last European match on Dec. 5. Suarez found the net in 10 of his next 11 matches.After Spanish league matches against Getafe and Eibar, Suarez will get his chance to break his dry run in Europe on Feb. 20 when Barcelona starts its Champions League round-of-16 tie at Chelsea.Suarez’s career has been tarnished by his bad behavior, including three incidents of biting an opposing player. His last bite of an Italy defender in the 2014 World Cup spurred Liverpool to sell him to Barcelona.While maintaining his aggressive style, Suarez has avoided any serious outbursts or violent incidents in Spain.“You have to take advantage of every small detail,” Suarez said. “I can argue with a defender and I have more chances of getting him sent off. and the defender can do the same with me. There is a limit, of course, but squabbles form part of the essence of football.” MOST READcenter_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Suarez missed last year’s Copa del Rey final after being sent off in the semifinals, and he was at risk of missing another final if he picked up a yellow card on Thursday.His clean play means that, barring injury, Suarez will feature in Barcelona’s attack against Sevilla on April 21 when it will seek a fourth consecutive cup. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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’ 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Continue Reading

Don’t mention the score: North Korean media silent on 8-0 loss

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The match was a political event as much as a sporting one, with the unified team — the Koreas’ first for 27 years, and first ever at the Olympics — part of a deal forged last month and a symbol of Moon’s hopes for a “peace Olympics”.And Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency focussed on the team and the North Korean cheerleaders rather than the 8-0 defeat — mentioning neither the outcome nor the score in its dispatch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The appearance of the players and the impressive picture of the cheering groups once again made the spectators feel keenly that the Korean nation is a… nation which can’t live separated from each other,” it said.Cheering spectators from both Koreas “burst into warm applause and cheers” to support players “skillfully driving the puck, calling each other by the same language and pooling efforts”, it added.   Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:13US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon01:29Police 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The unified team is made up of 23 Southern players and 12 Northerners, with at least three from the North required to be on the starting roster of 22.But the last-minute decision to form the team was slammed by many South Koreans, who accused Moon of using athletes for political purposes and robbing Seoul’s own citizens of opportunities to compete at the Olympics.center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC North Korean cheerleaders perform during the women’s preliminary round ice hockey match between the unified Korea team and Switzerland at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONESNorth Korean media lauded the players and supporters of the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team Sunday after their first match at the Olympics — without mentioning their 8-0 drubbing.Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, was on hand to watch the game against Switzerland with her country’s ceremonial head of state and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.ADVERTISEMENT Gold-medal gadgets: Helpful, friendly robots buzzing around Olympics 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Continue Reading

PH to build on 3×3 World Cup experience

first_imgChooks-Pilipinas 3×3. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netChooks-Pilipinas 3×3 still considers its 11th place finish in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup as an achievement given the short time the country had in preparing for the tournament.The players, meanwhile, are looking at this stint as an eye-opener for the country when it comes to the 3×3 game.ADVERTISEMENT 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. What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 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 This Philippine squad was considered as a dream team of sorts, with three second-generation stars bannering the team, but Paras said they paled in comparison with other countries who trot out professional players when it comes to the half-court game.READ: Defense a priority for talented Chooks Pilipinas 3×3“It’s rare that we get to France and rarer to be teammates with Jeron (Teng) and Kiefer (Ravena). We’re lucky that they entrusted us with this lineup, but with our opponents, they do 3×3 for a living. So this is an experience for us for the next 3×3 tournaments. We now know what to do and what we have to improve,” he said.The Philippines finished third in Pool B, finishing the tournament with a 2-2 slate after wins over Romania and El Salvador.But in Paras’ mind, though the country failed to progress from the group stages, this may just set the path for future 3×3 teams going forward.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES READ: Against bigger foes, PH team to bank on teamwork in Fiba 3×3 “Looking at the bigger picture, this tournament is not for nothing. It’s a learning experience for us for the next 3×3 tournaments,” he said.For Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 coach Anton Altamirano, he believes that the country must find players focused on 3×3 the Philippines wants to compete with the rest of the world.READ: Teng, Ravena aim for bigger prize in 3×3 World Cup“We need to have experienced players. It’s hard to make a new team with players who will play the 3×3 game for the first time and we’re facing teams that have been playing for seven to eight years together. We need to invest on these players so that they’ll get used to it,” he said.And this early, JR Quiñahan has extended a helping hand, especially with the Philippines hosting the 2018 tilt.“I won’t mind if I don’t get chosen as a player. I’m happy to be a practice player so that I can share my experience to the next 3×3 teams,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Recovering De Ocampo vows to be ready come Game 3 “Though it’s still basketball, it’s a different type of game with how physical and how fast the game is,” said Kiefer Ravena. “It opened our eyes on what can be done and what to improve when it comes to 3×3. Having the knowledge of the game is very important so the next teams should be prepared and their minds should be well-conditioned.”READ: Ravena: Chooks-Pilipinas raring to bask in 3×3 limelight FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJeron Teng agreed, noting that though speed may clearly have been on the Filipinos’ side, those were negated by the level of physicality of their bigger European.“It’s super physical. We couldn’t take advantage of our speed because you might get past them, but they would really grab you,” he said.last_img read more

Continue Reading

NCAA Season 93 Preview: Stags hope to learn from last year’s woes

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags2.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “With what I’m seeing, the character of the boys and the character of the team is already there. Their willingness to win is evident,” he said.The Golden Stags went 7-2 in the second round last year, but their ascent to the Final Four was hampered by their woeful 1-8 showing in the first round, including a nine-game losing streak.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 starsMacaraya wants nothing of that again, especially with San Sebastian serving as this season’s hosts.“I hope we avoid that because whatever we worked for in the past year will go to waste if we don’t learn from that experience and struggle in the first round,” he said. The soft-spoken mentor will be bringing in an almost intact roster this coming year, with Michael Calisaan, Ryan Costelo, and RK Ilagan leading the fort.And Macaraya is optimistic that the bitter memories of the past will be enough to propel the Golden Stags back into the Final Four.“I guess with what we’re showing, everyone is stepping up to win games. If that happens, we’ll have a good season,” he said.But for San Sebastian to do just that, Macaraya feels that the effort should be consistent as they try to fan their title hopes this coming NCAA season.“I hope we sustain whatever good things we’re doing,” he said. “We promise that every game of ours will be exciting. The boys will be aggressive and people will see how competitive we are no matter who our opponent is.”ADVERTISEMENT Red Cubs eye to regain NCAA crown Head coach: Egay MacarayaLast Season: 8-10 (7th)Holdovers: Michael Calisaan, Ryan Costelo, RK Ilagan, Jason DavidKey losses: Jerick FabianKey additions: Renzo NavarroNow on his second year at the helm for San Sebastian, coach Egay Macaraya is keeping the faith that last year’s lessons are already ingrained in his players’ minds.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Continue Reading

PH gets first bronze in pencak silat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Princesslyn Enopia took home the bronze medal in tanding – women’s class A event of pencak silat in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 2. The 19-year-old lost in her semifinals match in the 45-50 kilogram category to settle for the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Rockets donate $4 million to help storm victims MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Still, her achievement can’t be disregarded as Enopia gave the Philippines its first medal in the sport in this games.Pham Thi Tuoi of Vietnam won the gold medal, Atiq Shazwani Roslan of Singapore got the silver, while Nurul Annisa Mohd Sobri of Malaysia got the other bronze.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 opening Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Continue Reading

CLT20 chance to impress IPL teams: Int’l players

first_imgWith the Indian Premier League IV auction set for November, the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 comes as a big platform for players to impress upon the IPL teams and earn a fat contract with one of the 10 franchises, feel international cricketers.The three-year contracts of IPL players have ended after the successful completion of third edition of the high-profile T20 League and buoyed by the addition of two new franchises – Kochi and Pune – cricketers feel it is time to rake in some bounty by consistent performances in the CLT20 which starts at the Wanderers on Friday.”The tournament is a great opportunity for each and every individual to showcase their potential and come to the notice of IPL teams.”I consider it is a very very crucial tournament because it gave me my big break in IPL,” said big-hitting West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who shot to limelight playing for Trinidad and Tobago in the inaugural CLT20 in India.”Each and every cricketer will be now eyeing the IPL IV auctions,” said Pollard, who played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL III.On personal and team’s front, Pollard is looking to put up consistent performances for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming event.”It’s (CLT20) gonna be great. It is my first time in South Africa and I am looking forward to the challenges. We played good cricket throughout the tournament in last IPL but it was disappointing to lose the final.”The conditions here are different. It is more like Australia but being an international cricketer you need to play in all sorts of environment,” Pollard added.advertisementSouth African middle-order batsman J P Duminy too agreed with his Mumbai Indians team-mate and said CLT20 is a good opportunity for players to catch the eyes of IPL franchises.”Definitely, I think so because it is the right time to put your name on the map. A lot of people will be watching these performances and the players will be geared up to perform here and earn big contracts,” said the left-hander.However, temperamental India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh thinks otherwise and feels consistency should be the only criteria to judge a player’s potential.”According to me that’s a wrong perception. One or two tournaments are not enough to judge a player’s capabilities.You need to see his past performances and future abilities. He should have done well over a period of time,” the 30-year-old tweaker, who will also represent Mumbai Indians in the second Champions League T20 here, said.The CLT20 starts with Mumbai Indians taking on local side Highveld Lions in the opening match.last_img read more

Continue Reading