NU, Ateneo spikers collide with Final 4 berth at stake; UP tests Arellano

first_imgJuvic fires 69, grabs clubhouse lead MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National U and Ateneo dispute the first Final Four berth in Group A, while University of the Philippines and Arellano U clash for the second semifinals seat in Group B in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president National U hopes to cash in on its solid roster led by national player Jaja Santiago and ace playmaker Jasmine Nabor.But the Lady Eagles are going all-out to stop the Bulldogs and boost their bid for the top semis slot behind Kat Tolentino, Jhoana Maraguinot, and Bea de Leon. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Lady Bulldogs will go for a sweep of their group side against a surging Lady Eagles (3-1) at 6:30 p.m.Focus will also be on the 1 p.m. faceoff between the Lady Maroons and the Lady Chiefs with the winner joining the unbeaten Adamson Lady Falcons (4-0) in the crossover semifinals of the event backed by Mikasa and Asics.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 shutoutOusted St. Benilde and Technological Institute of the Philippines, both winless in four games, cap the rare triple-bill at 4 p.m.All matches can be viewed live via streaming on www.sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/pvl. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

Perasol rues missed 8-sec violation, but lets it go

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines head coach Bo Perasol admitted that the missed 8-second violation late in the fourth quarter of the Fighting Maroons loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles was crucial.ADVERTISEMENT “We have to find a way how we can play through that, but then again, I’m hoping the officials will do a better job [because] we’re exerting effort to win.” The referees failed to call an 8-second infraction on Ateneo point guard Jolo Mendoza, who fell just before crossing center court near the four-minute mark with the game tied at 79.Instead, UP playmaker Jun Manzo was whistled for a foul.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 shutoutIt was an obvious head-scratcher but Perasol isn’t the type to cry over spilled milk.“It was really [crucial]. But it happens and I can’t delve on that,” Perasol told reporters after the Maroons’ 96-82 loss. “It’s something they’ve decided on and they can’t reverse that.” Read Next FEU sets record for most 3s with 18, but 42 attempts ‘way too much’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIEScenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07Robredo to ICAD: Let’s go beyond our diefferences00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Pocari, Creamline shoot for quarterfinal headstart

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments 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 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Creamline, meanwhile, battles Perlas at 6:30 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pocari Sweat hopes to steady the ship after a wobbly end to the elimination round when it takes on Air Force in the playoffs of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Creamline, meanwhile, hopes to add consistency to an up-and-down campaign when it battles Perlas in the other women’s match.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Warriors dropped their last two matches in the classification phase and lost to the Power Smashers in the tiebreak for the second and last outright semifinal berth.Pocari thus dropped to the cutthroat quarterfinal phase, where they face the resurgent Air Force Jet Spikers for the second time in three days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingPocari hopes to get back at Air Force, which dealt them a stunning 25-19, 24-26, 25-27, 25-21, 15-6 defeat that yanked them out of an outright semifinal berth.Pocari battles Air Force at 4 p.m. hoping to suit up ace Myla Pablo and cover up for the absence of import Edina Selimovic, who is out with a hamstring tear. Rates stands tall after three, leads Masters by 2last_img read more

‘Thank you’: Chris Bosh writes an open letter to Miami

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Bosh’s career has been interrupted by blood clots; one shut him down at the All-Star break in the 2014-15 season, another shut him down at the All-Star break again a year later. He failed his preseason physical with the Heat last September and missed all of last season, and it is unclear if he will pursue a return to the court elsewhere.Under league rules , he cannot play for the Heat again.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 starsBut in his letter, Bosh chose to reflect more on the good times he had since joining the Heat in 2010 and playing such a huge role in the team going to the NBA Finals in four consecutive seasons and winning two championships.“I’ve been reflecting on my time in this great city and want to thank you for being a constant during a period of change in my life,” Bosh wrote. “I’ve experienced a few finals appearances, a couple of championships, several weddings (including my own), the birth of four kids, bonding with an entire community and a ton of ups and downs along the way.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES MOST READ Bosh returned to the game as an analyst for Turner Sports late last season, and there have been talks about him continuing to work in television. He will be paid the remaining $52.1 million from the last two years of his contract, but that money will no longer count against Miami’s salary-cap obligations — and that enabled the team to sign other players to free-agent deals last week.Even though he has been deemed to have a career-ending condition, Bosh could play again if he chooses to and if a team gives him medical clearance. Getting such clearance would be, at best, daunting.“I’ve learned how to dream again,” Bosh wrote. “I’ve learned how to appreciate the game of basketball and all the things I’ve experienced even more now. … We went through life together, Miami. You showed me how to stay strong and push through in the toughest moments. And although I didn’t like it at the time, it made all the difference in the long run. It made me a better man, the person I am today. Thank you.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Bosh immersed himself in Miami’s rich Latino culture. He knew some Spanish when he joined the Heat, and he’s learned quite a bit more since, he said — noting that the language skills will be a tool he can use the rest of his life.“Learning how to order a cafe con leche o ropa vieja on Calle Ocho has become natural to me,” Bosh wrote.Bosh has played in 13 NBA seasons, seven with Toronto and then six with Miami. He was part of Miami’s massive free-agent haul in 2010, in which the Heat not only kept Dwyane Wade but landed LeBron James to form the core of a superteam. Bosh has averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in his career, and the Heat announced they are retiring his No. 1 jersey.Bosh did not mention blood clots in his letter, but discussed how his six-day hospital stay for the clot and other issues in 2015 still affects his overall perspective.“And then came not being able to play the game I love, the game that I’ve spent a lifetime working to master and evolve with and find success in,” Bosh wrote. “I was very upset for a long time. They say you just have to play the cards that you’re dealt and that’s another lesson I truly understand now. Learning that information about my health during All-Star Weekend was extremely tough.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. Bosh has written an open letter to Miami, thanking the city for supporting him for the past seven years. Bosh published the letter on Sunday, July 9, 2017, without any mention of his current health status or any plans for his basketball future. He was waived by the Heat last week, and hasn’t been able to play in an NBA game since February 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)MIAMI — Chris Bosh has written an open letter to Miami, thanking the city for supporting him for the past seven years.Bosh published the letter on Sunday, without any mention of his current health or plans for his future. He was waived by the Heat last week, and hasn’t been able to play in an NBA game since February 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 Amanda Nunes cites sinusitis for skipping fight at UFC 213last_img read more

JRU snaps two-game skid, downs Letran

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gov’t nixes 2019 SEA Games hosting For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University turned back Letran, 65-62, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Heavy Bombers survived a scare in the final minutes after their 11-point lead, 61-50, dwindled to just three in the final seven seconds of the game but Jed Mendoza was able to hold fort and stopped JP Calvo until the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Bong Quinto had a team-high 16 points to lead Letran while Rey Nambatac added 14. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim JRU improved to 2-2 to snap its two-game losing streak while Letran slipped to 1-2.“When we get to the end game, we cannot commit turnovers or passing mistakes,” said JRU head coach Vergel Meneses. “That’s why Letran was able to come back.”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 starsThe Knights were able mount their 13-4 late-game run after pestering the Heavy Bombers for the full 94 feet but time wasn’t on their side.Mendoza led JRU with 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists while Teytey Teodoro, who missed two crucial free throws with seconds remaining in the game, added 14 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘Disappointed’ Amit says Centeno deserves the gold

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The two-time World 10-ball champion had two options for the 6-ball on the far end of the table in the 13th and last rack.“I went for the high percentage, mathematically it’s the best choice,” said Amit who pocketed on the corner from right side of the table. She had all the intention of preparing for the 8-ball in back of the table.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“I felt that I hit it well. And then I saw it (mother ball) fall on the side pocket,” said Amit, who yelled along with the people watching the match at KLCC Function Hall 4.But she didn’t want to take away the glory from her 18-year-old opponent. “She deserves the gold medal. She came back from 2-5 and played steady,” said Amit. “But I can’t deny I was really disappointed. Give me the whole day to feel bad about it.”Amit said she’s preparing for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — It was a heartbreaker for Rubilen Amit in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball final Sunday.“I asked God, if I lose, does it have to be this painful?,” said the 35-year-old in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

‘Dehydrated’ Almazan taken to hospital after helping ROS win

first_imgRaymond Almazan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNot even a bad case of flu could stop Raymond Almazan from playing.Fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, the lanky big man gave it his all and delivered for the Elasto Painters in their 92-88 win over Star on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan, though, alleviated concerns regarding his health by giving a thumbs up on his way out.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Almazan overcame his sickness and churned out 13 points and 14 rebounds in the victory as his presence more than made up for the absence of Beau Belga, who served a one-game suspension.“Raymond was sick, but since Beau wasn’t here, he forced himself to play,” shared ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Surprisingly, even when he’s down with a sickness, his rebounding really helped us in today’s game.”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 openingUnfortunately for Almazan, playing through it took its toll as he be stretchered out of the dugout.Team officials disclosed that the former Letran big man suffered from dehydration and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Australia coach upbeat ahead of 3rd Ashes Test

first_imgAustralia coach Tim Nielsen says his players should relax, enjoy themselves and put on a good show in their must-win Ashes cricket Test against England starting in Perth on Thursday.In an upbeat message in his blog on the Cricket Australia website, Nielsen said the Australian players shouldn’t run away from criticism of their current form but respond in a positive manner.Nielsen showed no signs of apprehension ahead of the Perth Test, which Australia must win to keep the Ashes series alive. England leads the five-match series 1-0 and will retain the Ashes if it wins in Perth, taking a 2-0 series lead with two matches remaining.”Our challenge as a team now, to survive and thrive, and the third Test cannot come quick enough for me,” Nielsen said.”When we ‘must’ win the next game we play, the result can so easily become all-consuming,” he said. “Each and every one of us must relax and live in the moment, enjoying every contest between bat and ball…all day, every day.Australia’s players have been heavily criticized for the form slump which has seen them lose five Tests since their last win, culminating in their innings and 71 run loss to England in the second Test at Adelaide.”We are 1-0 down in the series and it seems like the world will cave in,” Nielsen said.But the Australia coach admitted much of the media criticism of the team was understandable and said his players would respond positively.”As difficult as it is to cop, there is good reason for the written articles and criticism of our team,” Nielsen said. “Getting beaten by an innings in Adelaide opens all of us to questions, and the questions need to be answered by our group as soon as the Perth Test commences.advertisement”… Let’s enjoy this opportunity and put on a show we, and the Australian public, will enjoy.”Nielsen said England was in outstanding form, but the Ashes series could still be saved.”England are playing good cricket at the moment, and they are rightly confident and in a good place as a team and individuals,” he said.”However, the series is far from over, and I am looking forward to our group putting themselves on the line from the very first ball at Perth.”We can turn the momentum around, and I am very confident that the boys will respond in a positive manner.”last_img read more

French Open: Bopanna-Qureshi crash out

first_imgIndian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi squandered a one-set lead as they went down fighting to top-ranked American pair of Bob and Mike Bryan in the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles at the French Open on Wednesday.The Indo-Pak express fought a gruelling two hour and seven minutes battle before the Bryan brothers prevailed 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-3) at Roland Garros.The fifth seeded pair did well to take it to the wire before the big-match temperament of the Bryans did the trick.During tie-breakers, the brothers served well and took advantage of the inexperience of their opponents in pressure situations as the Bopanna-Qureshi pair till date have played in only one Grand Slam finals.This was the third quarterfinal appearance in the last four Grand Slams for Bopanna and Qureshi.Interestingly, last year also, the Indo-Pak express gave a spirited performance against the same pair before losing in the final of the US Open.Although, there wasn’t much to choose between the two pairs, but the Bryan brothers enjoyed a better first serve percentage of 81 per cent compared to 69 per cent from the Indo-Pak pair.Bopanna and Qureshi converted three break points as compared to four by the American pair.The two were were brilliant with the serve as they hit 11 aces but the Bryan brothers scored points mostly of the first serves in all three sets.Last year, they lost to Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra of France in straight sets 5-7 3-6 in the second round.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more