Can marathon’s golden maiden bag maiden gold?

first_imgMary Joy Tabal. FILE PhotoKUALA LUMPUR—As marathon ushers in the medal-rich track and field competitions on Saturday, focus will be on how Mary Joy Tabal would fare against the best in the field.And as she seeks to give the country its first gold, inevitably, the spotlight will also shine on the controversies that have hounded her career.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ During the selection for this SEA Games, she was required by Patafa to be under one of its sanctioned coaches, which also didn’t sit well with Tabal, who was training abroad under her own set of mentors.Patafa again took her in to compete in the Games and hopefully give a golden start to the athletics team which garnered five golds, seven silvers and nine bronzes.Competing alongside Tabal is teammate Jeson Oyco Agravante.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tabal has been the country’s golden girl in marathon, winning racess in international and local events, but her name has also been so often attached to controversyThe 28-year-old Tabal, of Guba, Cebu City, has been at odds with national governing body of her sport, the Philippine Track and Field Association, for the good part of the last two years.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 shutoutWhen she bagged silver in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, she immediately resigned from the national team over her camp’s alleged disagreement with sponsorship deals.But after a lengthy exchanges all over the media, she was reinstated later on to compete—and finish 124th—in the Rio Olympics in 2016. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino 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 Games LATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Short-handed Bolts rally to thwart Fuel Masters WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Villagelast_img read more

At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint

first_imgMayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Powerlift Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonAlthough she’s already a veteran of numerous wars, powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta still feels the nerves as she prepares for the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.“There’s still pressure. Although this would be my eighth time in the ASEAN Para Games, I know that I’m also not getting younger,” Dumapong-Ancheta, who is once again competing in the +85 kg category of women’s powerlifting, said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  At 43 years old, Dumapong-Ancheta, a polio victim, acknowledges that time is no longer on her side.“I know that in a few years time, I’ll be retiring. I told myself that if I won’t win a medal in the ASEAN Para Games level, I think that should be the time that I step away and make a graceful exit,” she said.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 shutoutBut her coach Ramon Debuque still maintains his belief on the Ifugao native. That is enough to keep Dumapong-Ancheta fighting as she looks to add another gold medal to her already stocked collection.“I had a talk with my coach and he told me that I still have time. He told me that I still have five years or more, and I intend to give my best in these last competitions,” she said. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH 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 crowd Dumapong-Ancheta is also happy to see the Philippine paralympic movement evolve since she first started in 1997.“I’m glad to see that in terms of support for the athletes, the interest for disability sports have gone up. We’ve gone a long way and I’m proud to say that I was part of that journey. Looking back to those days that we didn’t have uniforms and any formal training, to what it is today where we get whole year training and allowances, I’m just glad for everything that has been given to us,” she said.Her bronze medal win in the +82.5 kg category at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics opened the floodgates for Dumapong-Anchenta and differently abled athletes as sports officials and sponsors started giving them a second look.But with the benefits come the expectations, and Dumapong-Ancheta said the Filipino paraathletes are motivated they deserve the support as they seek to bring home medals in the regional tiff.“We know we can compete and we can defend whatever we’ve won before. We also know that we shouldn’t just match, but also surpass the records we’ve had in the past. We intend to give our all every time,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

In-form NU, Adamson nail 4th victories

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Three-leg winner Mondilla favorite in ICTSI Players Championship LATEST STORIES The San Marcelino-based Lady Falcons thus stretched their impressive run to four and took the first Final Four seat in their side of the two-division tournament organized by Sports Vision.University of the Philippines and Arellano, tied at second with 3-1 marks, dispute the other slot this Saturday.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 shutoutBut the victory proved costly for the Lady Falcons, who lost top spiker Jema Galanza in the third set after the Adamson skipper twisted her right foot after landing off a block.Earlier, National U dominated Jose Rizal U, 25-11, 25-15, 25-13, to also go 4-0 and clinch at least a playoff for the other Final Four berth in Group A. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Adamson warded off St. Benilde’s second-set comeback to post a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory and clinch the first semifinal berth in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center on Monday.The Lady Falcons struggled against the Lady Blazers, who led midway through the second set, before escaping with a straight-sets triumph.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Bucks get Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, 2 draft picks

first_imgBledsoe, who wanted out of Phoenix, was traded to the Bucks on Tuesday in exchange for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks.The 27-year-old Bledsoe had not been with the Suns since Oct. 22, when he posted “I Don’t wanna be here” on Twitter, the same day the Suns fired coach Earl Watson. He had been averaging 15.7 points per game, second behind Devin Booker, and was the team’s on-court leader.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was sent home by the Suns after the tweet, reducing the team’s leverage because everyone in the league knew Phoenix was trying to trade him. Bledsoe had asked to be traded before the season, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has said. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.Adding Bledsoe will take some of the focus off Antetokounmpo, the Bucks’ primary ball-handler. Milwaukee had lost four of its last five games before visiting the Cavaliers, but adding Bledsoe’s scoring ability alongside Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton on a team that also includes rising guard Malcolm Brogdon could help. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Olympic marathon champion Sumgong banned 4 years for EPO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We’re excited. Eric’s excited,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said in Cleveland.Bledsoe will take his physical on Wednesday and is expected to join the Bucks in San Antonio in time for Thursday’s game against the Spurs.Middleton can’t wait to see what Bledsoe brings.“He’ll be another great player for us, a guy who can create for others and create for himself on offense,” Middleton said. “I’m excited to play with him. We can do a lot of things. We’ll have more ball-handlers on the court at the same time. He’s going to be a great for us.”Already a dangerous and up-and-coming team, the Bucks could go to another level with Bledsoe.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “He adds a veteran point guard, a guy who plays with pace and can get into the paint, can make the right play,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “He’s been on the cusp of being an All-Star the last three years. He brings a different dimension to their team. He can shoot the basketball, get in the paint, run pick-and-roll and he’s a good defender also.“It’s a good pickup for them.”Bledsoe averaged more than 20 points and six assists per game in each of the last two seasons with the Suns, including career highs in points (21.1) and assists (6.3) last season. Bledsoe spent the past five seasons in Phoenix after his first three years with the Clippers.The 27-year-old Monroe, who joined the team as a free agent in 2015 after five years in Detroit, has been sidelined recently because of a left calf strain. Over three seasons with the Bucks, he averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 165 games.Without him, Milwaukee will likely consolidate the center position and look ahead to early next year, when the front line should get a boost with the return of injured forward Jabari Parker.The 6-foot-11 Monroe has an expiring contract, which means even more room for a Suns team with loads of cap space. They also could have as many as three first-round picks next season.“Moose did everything we asked him to help us win, from being a starter to being asked to go to the bench and help us have a stronger bench,” Kidd said. “I wish him the best because he did everything we asked.”Milwaukee’s first-round pick will belong to the Suns in 2018 if in the range of 11-16 overall; in 2019 if in the range of 4-16; in 2020 if in the range of 8-30; and in 2021 it will be unprotected. The Suns get Milwaukee’s second-round pick next year if in the range of 48-60 overall.Phoenix, rebuilding with an extremely young roster featuring Booker and T.J. Warren, has not made the playoffs in six years. MOST READ FILE – At left, in a March 6, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks’ Greg Monroe (15) shoots during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Philadelphia. At right, in a March 12, 2017, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) shoots over a Portland Trail Blazers defender during an NBA basketball game, in Phoenix. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. The deal includes a protected first-round and a protected second-round draft pick, according to the person who spoke Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the trade first reported by ESPN had not yet been finalized.(AP Photo/File)MILWAUKEE — Eric Bledsoe’s disgruntled days are over.The talented guard is getting a fresh start with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have another proven scorer to take some pressure off All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time

first_imgOther world indoors records tumbled on Saturday: American Kendra Harrison set a new mark in the 60-meter hurdles as did compatriot Sandi Morris in the pole vault, and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh in the shot put.The oldest record in the world indoors book fell when Walsh’s last hurl of 22.31 meters eclipsed the record of 22.24 set by Ulf Timmermann in 1987, five years before the New Zealander was born.It was a third world indoor silver medal for David Storl of Germany. He and Tomas Stanek of the Czech Republic threw 21.44 but Storl had a superior second best throw.America was favored to sweep the podium in the 60 hurdles and although Harrison and Christina Manning finished one-two respectively, Nadine Visser of the Netherlands edged Sharika Nelvis for bronze.There was another American one-two in the women’s 400. Courtney Okolo controlled from the start and won in 50.55 seconds. Teammate Shakima Wimbley moved ahead of Britain’s Eilidh Doyle on the final straight to finish second.ADVERTISEMENT Coleman smashed Greene’s 20-year-old world record last month by clocking 6.34 seconds and the American came within 0.03 seconds of that at Arena Birmingham.Greene called as Coleman was talking to reporters, and Coleman put the phone on speaker so everyone could hear Greene’s congratulations.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Just to have my name up there with those kind of guys is a huge honor,” Coleman said after hanging up. “Maurice is someone I can call a friend now and that’s great for me.”Coleman, who turns 22 on Tuesday, never looked in danger as he beat Su Bingtian of China by 0.05 and U.S. teammate Ronnie Baker by 0.07. He said the gold medal meant more to him than the world record. LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Oscar Husillos thought he broke a championship record in the 400 but he and Luguelin Santos, who originally crossed the line in second, were disqualified for lane infringements, handing a third successive world indoors title to Pavel Maslak.“The guys were stronger than me and I do not know what went wrong for them,” Maslak said. “They would have beaten me anyway so even if it is gold, it will have a bronze flavor for me.”Morris attempted to break the world indoor pole vault record but failed in three attempts at 5.04 meters.She was runner-up at the 2017 world championships and 2016 Olympics, plus at the previous world indoors.Morris finally got her hands on a gold medal when she broke the championship record with her third attempt at 4.95, although she faced an anxious moment with one more woman left in the competition.“I just brought everything I had down that runway and imagined I was running into battle,” Morris said, laughing. “And, oh my gosh, the feeling once I got on the other side of the bar and then when I knew I was a gold medalist, I can’t even describe it.”Anzhelika Sidorova matched Morris’ previous leaps but failed at her third attempt at 4.95 and finished second, ahead of Olympic and world champion Katerina Stefanidi.“You never want to wish a miss on somebody, that’s just bad luck,” Morris added. “But at the same time I’m like, ‘Oh I’m tired.’”Genzebe Dibaba clinched her second gold in Birmingham when the Ethiopian added the 1,500 title to the 3,000 she won on Friday.Britain’s Laura Muir put in a fantastic final surge to beat defending champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands to silver, a reversal of their positions in the 3,000. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bronze medalist United States’ Ronnie Baker, left, gold medalist United States’ Christian Coleman, center, and silver medalist China’s Su Bingtian, right, cross the finish line in the men’s 60 meters race at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)BIRMINGHAM, England — When you get a phone call from former sprint king Maurice Greene straight after setting another record, you know you’ve done something special.Christian Coleman added the championship record to his growing list of achievements in winning the 60 meters at the world athletics indoors on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img There was controversy in the only other individual track final. There was no doubt about Adam Kszczot’s dominant victory in the 800 but runner-up Drew Windle was disqualified, promoting Saul Ordonez to silver and Elliot Giles to bronze.However, the American team’s appeal was accepted, reinstating Windle into second place.Kevin Mayer of France won the heptathlon by just five points over Damian Warner, despite the Canadian clocking a personal best to win the final event, the 1,000 meters.Just three centimeters separated the medalists in the men’s triple jump. American Will Claye regained the title he won six years ago by edging Almir dos Santos and Nelson Evora.In the women’s event, defending champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela beat Kimberly Williams and Ana Peleteiro. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Soup opera: Cavs’ Smith mum on kind of soup thrown at coach 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

San Sebastian humbles Arellano for fifth straight win

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Allen Enriquez had a game-high 15 points to lead the Chiefs. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV 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 Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Regille Ilagan had a team-high 14 points to lead San Sebastian while lanky forward Michael Calisaan added 11. Stags head coach Egay Macaraya was impressed with how his team recovered from a dismal third quarter to close the game out in the final 10 minutes of the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingArellano turned up the heat in the penultimate period and outscored San Sebastian 27-13. “I can see that they don’t give up, even though we had a lousy third quarter they immediately bounced back in the fourth,” said Macaraya. “It’s like they have this instinct that they will come back no matter what. They know that they can win every game and they believe in themselves.” Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Michael Calisaan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian notched its fifth straight win in the group stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup dismantling Arellano, 71-63, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan. The Stags are now at 5-1, their lone loss coming in their opener, in Group B while the Chiefs are at a lowly 1-4. ADVERTISEMENT Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to title Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View commentslast_img read more

BaliPure holds off Creamline, nears championship berth

first_imgMOST READ BaliPure came out of a layoff-induced stupor in the first set to turn back Creamline, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21, Saturday night and move within a win of a Finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Jennifer Keddy proved a solid anchor for the Water Defenders, who slowed down Cool Smashers star Alyssa Valdez en route to a 1-0 victory in their best-of-three series at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Keddy and BaliPure were especially dominant in the final two sets. The top seeds pounced on the Cool Smashers’ sloppy reception late in the match with Keddy pounding out back-to-back aces to put BaliPure at match point at 24-17.Creamline pushed back and unloaded four straight points but BaliPure nipped the uprising with Aiko Urdas rebounding from a blocked attempt by softly dropping a point that caught the Cool Smashers’ defense napping.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe victory, which took two hours to hammer out, kept BaliPure’s mastery over Creamline in the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.A fourth straight victory over Creamline on Tuesday will give BaliPure the first championship berth. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Riding high on AFC triumph, Ceres trips rival Global Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Still, it was a tight match in the first two sets that no team led by more than three, with the Cool Smashers fighting back from 19-21 down in the opening frame by winning the next five points to go up, 24-21, capped by Kuttika’s ace.Sato scored on a quick set to move the Water Defenders to within two but Laura Schaudt hammered in a kill at the back to clinch the set for the Cool Smashers.Creamline broke away from a 19-all count in the second set by taking four of the next five points for a 23-20 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudscenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast No. 2 seed Power Smashers and the third-seeded defending champion Pocari Sweat were disputing the other finals seat in their own best-of-three series at press time.The Water Defenders clearly struggled coming off a weeklong rest they earned after snatching one of two outright semifinal berths. But once it got its engine humming, BaliPure went on a juggernaut.“We just focused on ourselves during the break. We practiced hard and got ready for the semis,” said Keddy, who finished with 24 hits. “Everyone just got together and worked together, especially in blocking.”Risa Sato produced a solid 13-hit output while Grethcel Soltones added 11 markers for BaliPure, which detonated in 50 attack points on Creamline.Valdez, a normal 20-point producer in the elimination round and quarterfinals, could only manage 12 for Creamline, which couldn’t break through BaliPure’s defense.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Muguruza reaches another Wimbledon final

first_imgSpain’s Garbine Muguruza returns to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova during their Women’s Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON – Garbine Muguruza advanced to the Wimbledon final by beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 on Centre Court.Muguruza reached the Wimbledon final in 2015, but lost to Serena Williams. She will get another chance at the title on Saturday against either Venus Williams or Johanna Konta.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’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’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Muguruza won the first five games of the first set, facing only one break point and saving it. She then broke Rybarikova twice to open the second set and take a 4-0 lead.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 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 MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Petron claims PSL All-Filipino title, sweeps F2 View commentslast_img read more

Tall, talented Lithuania too much to handle for Gilas

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JIM CHOUTAIPEI – Getting a taste of Europe in the Jones Cup Invitational on Friday afternoon, Gilas Pilipinas played hard and gave it all it had and earned a consolation by making hulking Atletas All Stars Lithuania work hard for the win.“In my mind, this is the best team here,” Gilas coach Chot Reyes said with pride, moments after the Filipinos dragged the Lithuanians into a running, physical game before bowing, 91-80 that put them out of the running for a podium finish at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “We battled and we battled them on even terms,” he said. “I am incredibly proud of our guys. We played a high-quality European team and I felt we gave them (Lithuanians) some concerns during the game. They had to come out and play really well (to beat us).”“Save for a bad stretch in the second quarter, and had we gotten little breaks here and there, it could have been a lot closer.”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 starsNot only did they have an enormous advantage in height and heft in every position on the Filipinos, the Lithuanians were deadly accurate from afar.Gilas closed out the first quarter with a 22-17 lead, before the Lithuanians unloaded seven triples in the second period to gain control and keep Gilas within arm’s length the rest of the way.The Filipinos dropped to 4-3, while Lithuania rose to 6-1, but could still end up losing the title to Canada 150, which beat them earlier. 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 Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Next up for Gilas is India at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and Reyes will continue to drive this squad with its core shooting to retain the Southeast Asian Games gold medal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, late next month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lithuania hit 14-for-36 from beyond the arc, taking 10 more three-point attempts than it did twos. Despite that, after missing just six of 26 attempts from two-point zone, the Lithuanians still finished with a 54% clip from the floor in total.“That’s incredible,” Reyes said while talking to local reporters, astonished at his eagle-eyed foes.Eigirdas Zukauskas, a sleek, 6-foot-8 power forward with the gift of putting the ball on the floor, finished with 22 points on 2-for-4 shooting from three-point range, 4-for-6 from two-point zone and 8-for-8 from the stripe. Four others finished in twin digits for Lithuania.“He is the best player in the tournament, not just in the Lithuanian team,” Reyes saud of Zukauskas. “They are all a handful to any of our players. Some of them even play as imports in France and all over Europe.”Kiefer Ravena started out at the point yet again and finished with 14 points and five assists, with import Mike Myers also having 14 and seven rebounds and Matthee Wright and RR Pogoy shooting 13 each.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ JRU snaps two-game skid, downs Letran Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img read more

Galanza hungry for wins after Adamson’s dismal PVL stint

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University skipper Jema Galanza saw another disappointing end to one of the Lady Falcons’ exploits as they finished the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference with a disappointing 1-6 record Saturday.And that string of losses does not sit well with the beautiful Galanza.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ink or swim? Tattoos on show at worlds Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View comments “I want to win,” said Galanza in Filipino after losing in straight sets to the semifinals-bound Philippine Air Force 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, at Filoil Flying V Centre.Galanza will enter her fifth year with the Lady Falcons come the UAAP season and the captain said there’s no better way to build up momentum than in the offseason.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“I am hungry for wins because this will be my last year with the team and why not start this conference in the PVL so we can build the necessary momentum come the UAAP season.”Galanza would also like to show head coach Airess Padda that they’re capable of doing great things for Adamson. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Padda entered the Adamson program in Season 79 and things started poorly for the Lady Falcons finishing with a league-worst 1-13 record.“We’re fighting every game but our goal and together with the coaches is to win,” said Galanza. “Coach Air’s first year with us we managed to win just one game so if we lose, for example here, we should be able to learn new lessons.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more