Spot Valley move closer to Inter Zone with easy win

first_imgWestern Bureau:Courtney Chisholm capped a brilliant display for his side with an audacious solo goal in the 90th minute to lift Spot Valley High to a 2-0 win over Muschett High in their ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup Zone C game yesterday.Chisholm’s strike, his fifth goal of the campaign, followed a 54th minute tap-in from substitute Andre Gardner, as the Gregory Palmer-coached Spot Valley moved to 11 points.”We are still eyeing qualification to the next round. It is proving a little bit difficult given what the team has been through recently with points deducted, but we are back with a victory that sets us up moving into our next game,” Palmer told The Gleaner.FEWSPARKSBut in a game that should have provided plenty of sparks, there was little of that except for the two goals and a few missed chances mainly for Spot Valley, as Chisholm, Reno Edmunson and Gardner came close with long range efforts.The zone is still being led by Cedric Titus High (19 points), following their drawn fixture against Herbert Morrison Technical.Meanwhile, a battle royal looms in Zone D with Godfrey Stewart High and Little London High, both locked on 19 points, hoping to steal top honours. And it was made no easier yesterday as both schools won their matches.Godfrey Stewart edged Manning’s 2-1, while Little London, easily the competition’s most improved team, tagged Maud McLeod 2-0. Third place Petersfield hammered Grange Hill 5-0.Zone A runaway leaders Cornwall College, having already sealed an Inter-Zone spot, were in a no-nonsense mood, hitting the fading Green Pond 5-0.Yesterday’s resultsGodfrey Stewart 2 Mannings 1Pretersfield 5 Grange Hill 0Little London 2 Maud McLeod 0Newell 0 Maggoty 0Steer Town 0 Browns Town 3A. Gallimore 1 Marcus Garvey 2Cornwall 5 Green Pond 0last_img read more

PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

first_imgPH chess player Menandro Redor. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonHoping to pick up where they left off, the Philippines chess para athletes are loooling to surpass their six-gold medal haul in 2015 and aiming for seven this time in Kuala Lumpur.But Menandro Redor, one of the country’s leading para athlete in chess, thinks that with the chess team’s stringent preparation it could even exceed its target in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games this month.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “We may get more than just seven golds because we had intense training for this. We joined different local and international tournaments just to prepare,” said Redor in Filipino. “Our coaches have been taking care of us and we’re so prepared that we’re sure of what we can accomplish.”Redor, who will also serve as the Philippines’ flagbearer for the opening ceremonies, ha four-gold haul for the visually impaired 2 division, which is for partially blind participants, in the last staging of the biennial games in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe PH chess team will also lean on wheelchair-bound FIDE Master Sander Severino and Henry Lopez as they gun to sweep the individual and team events of standard and rapid.“We’ve already swept our category, so our goal now is to do that in the other categories. It also helps that we’ve got a women’s team now so it’s really possible that we can get the top spot this time,” Redor said. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img LATEST STORIES The 32-year-old woodpusher isn’t discounting the capacity of the opposition with Indonesia posing the biggest threat to the Philippines’ quest for gold.But Redor is confident with what the chess team can deliver for the delegation, saying, “In chess, we’re sure that we’ll bring home golds.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

Mysterious plane damage while in flight rattles Oklahoma Thunder

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Here comes the reign again OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Several players demanded an explanation for the damage.“We had a rough flight to say the least,” New Zealand star Steven Adams said in a Tweet addressed to NASA, prominent astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson and scientist Bill Nye.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“30,000 feet in the air. Flying to Chicago. What caused this?” Adams wrote above an image of the damaged plane.Carmelo Anthony was similarly concerned, posting the same image of the plane’s badly dented nose. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES View comments Oklahoma Thunder Steven Adams is boggled about what caused this huge dent on the nose of the jet they traveled on from Minnesota to Chicago. STEVEN ADAMS TWITTER PAGECHICAGO, United States — Spooked Oklahoma City Thunder players took to Twitter on Saturday after a plane carrying them to Chicago suffered mysterious damage mid-flight.Dramatic images posted by Thunder players on social media showed the nose of their jet travelling from Minnesota caved in.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night? Everyone is safe, though,” Anthony wrote.The Thunder were travelling to Chicago to face the Bulls later Saturday following a 119-116 loss to Minnesota on Friday. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat Thunder

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan, right, reacts as San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-101. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 on Friday night.Danny Green added 17 points, and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City’s three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LeBron’s 39 lead Cavs to OT win against Clippers OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Spurs rallied behind their usual formula of hounding defense and 3-point shooting.Davis Bertans hit three consecutive 3-pointers in the third quarter, tying it at 78 with 38 seconds remaining with his final 3 of the run. The 3-pointer also closed a 58-35 run after the Spurs trailed 43-20.The Thunder closed the first quarter on an 18-2 run. The Spurs had a season-low 15 points in the opening period.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City entered the game leading the league in steals (10.4) and opponent turnovers (19.0). The Thunder have never finished in the top five in either category since leaving Seattle. … Westbrook, Anthony and George have split game-high scoring honors throughout the season. George has led six times and Westbrook and Anthony have done so on five occasions each. … Nick Collinson did not play for the 14th time this season. The 15-year veteran played five minutes in his only appearance of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spurs: Kawhi Leonard, who has not played this season, remained out with right quadriceps tendinopathy. There is no timeline on his return. … Tony Parker worked out with Spurs shooting guru Chip Engelland during morning workouts as he rehabilitates from quadriceps surgery. … Kyle Anderson stayed in the lineup after getting hit in the jaw while battling for a rebound under the Thunder’s basket with three minutes remaining in the game. … San Antonio’s previous low in the opening quarter was 17 points at Dallas on Nov. 14. UP NEXTThunder: Visit New Orleans on Monday night in their first game against the Pelicans after sweeping last season’s series.Spurs: Host Atlanta on Monday night before embarking on a two-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aldridge put back of Green’s missed 3-pointer gave the Spurs a 102-99 lead with 24.2 seconds remaining.The Thunder missed two 3-pointers on the ensuing possession, but Carmelo Anthony tracked down a second offensive rebound and made a 25-footer with his foot on the 3-point line to cut the lead to 102-101.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGasol made two free throws, and Russell Westbrook stumbled to the court and threw up an airball on a 3-point attempt.Anthony had 20 points to lead the Thunder. Westbrook was held to 15 points after scoring 10 in the opening period. He was 5 for 22 from the field.last_img read more

NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian starts life after Soltones era

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone San Sebastian Lady Stags. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThings will be a lot different for San Sebastian as it starts life in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament without three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones who graduated from the team in 2016.The Lady Stags will face off against Emilio Aguinaldo College in the 12 pm opening game at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Mountain bike world champ seriously hurt in car crash Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READcenter_img Champions Lady Chiefs will start their title defense against Mapua with Jovielyn Prado leading the charge against te Lady Cardinals at 1:30 pm.Backing up Prado are Regine Arocha, Necole Ebuen, and Andrea Marzan as Arellano shoots for its third title in four years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Sebastian head coach Roger Gorayeb said they’ve brushed off last season’s championship heartbreak after they saw their thrice-to-beat advantage crumble against title-holder Arellano University.“We’re already looking at the future,” said Gorayeb. “In fact, after this year, we have four or five recruits coming in and we expect them to really make a significant impact on the team right away.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSan Sebastian will now rely on the defensive leadership of Alyssa Eroa while leaning on May Guillema, Joyce Stan Rita, and Dangie Encarnacion on offense.“We’re still a fighting team but we have to avoid injuries,” said Gorayeb. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. He could start his team with Kevin Durant, who teamed with Curry to beat James and the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Or maybe he could go with Kyrie Irving, a former All-Star Game MVP who asked to be traded away from Cleveland last summer and has led Boston to the best record in the East.Perhaps it will be Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, whom James came from behind to edge with 2.6 million votes. The Greek Freak had a little more than 2.5 million.The format was changed from the traditional East vs. West matchup for the first time after lackluster games the last two seasons, when players made little attempt to defend and the West nearly scored 200 points in both of its victories.Both James and Curry will make their first four picks from the pool of starters, but they don’t have to stick to conference affiliation in choosing their rosters.The other starters from the Eastern Conference will be Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, the only first-time All-Star among the starters.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers pause on the court during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA’s new All-Star matchup.LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans also has two starters in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Houston guard James Harden, the NBA’s scoring leader, rounds out the starters, who were selected by a combination of fan, media and player voting. Fan balloting accounted for 50 percent of the formula, with the media panel and player vote each making up 25 percent.The seven reserves in each conference, voted upon by the head coaches in each conference, will be announced Tuesday, and the rosters selected by James and Curry will be unveiled next Thursday.The league does not plan to televise the draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday night and will draft from a pool of the rest of the NBA’s best for the Feb. 18 game in Los Angeles.“Captain huh? Really Appreciate all the votes from the fans, media and players!” Curry wrote on Twitter .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJames will pick first as the player who received the most fan votes. He will make his 14th All-Star Game start, one behind Kobe Bryant for the most in league history.“Congrats Captain ,” Kevin Love wrote to his Cleveland teammate James on Instagram. View commentslast_img read more

Roger Federer, 36, becomes oldest number one

first_imgElite Alive Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Roger Federer faces the media Friday Feb. 16, 2018, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after becoming ranked as the world number one player. Federer added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence Friday, returning to the top of the world rankings for the first time in more than five years and becoming the oldest player to reach the top spot. (AP Photo/Michael C. Corder)ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Roger Federer became the oldest world number one on Friday when the 20-time Grand Slam title winner reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open.The 36-year-old Swiss overcame an early setback to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and will replace old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings.ADVERTISEMENT “I hope all this is not a distraction, it may or may not be. I came here to get to number one and then win the tournament.“But I’ve got all day tomorrow to recalibrate. This could also free me up, lay the pressure aside and start to play my best tennis.”Second seed Grigor Dimitrov edged towards a possible first final in Rotterdam as he dispatched young Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.Sixth seed Tomas Berdych withdrew prior to his quarter-final, with the Czech’s absence putting fourth seed David Goffin into the semi-finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments “Reaching number one is the ultimate achievement in tennis. When you’re older you have to work double the amount, you have to wrestle it back from someone who’s also worked hard to get there. It’s a dream come true,” added an emotional Federer.“It’s been an amazing journey and to clinch it here, where I got my first wildcard in 1998, means so much.”Agassi was amongst the first to congratulate Federer.“36 years 195 days… @rogerfederer continues to raise the bar in our sport. Congratulations on yet another remarkable achievement!!,” tweeted the American.Federer had talked on Thursday of his desire to retake the world number one spot but doubted it would ever happen after he underwent knee surgery last year.ADVERTISEMENT “What an amazing run it’s been, to be number one again means a lot to me,” Federer said.“This is incredibly special, I’m so happy. I didn’t really think I could get back to number one, this is a significant moment in my career.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFederer surpasses Andre Agassi, who held the top spot aged 33 years and 131 days in 2003, as the oldest man to claim the world number one spot.It is Federer’s first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top position in February 2004. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES “I’ve struggled to try and get there. I had to win a lot of matches last year,” said Federer, who was as low as 17 in the world in January 2017 before he returned to form with the Australian Open title.The ageless wonder dropped his first set of the week against Haase, who later said he had been sick all week and unable to do any more than play his matches.Federer is back on top after winning three majors in 13 months, including another Australian Open in January.– ‘Double nice at my age’ –Federer was on his heels in the opening set as the aggressive Haase prevailed, but the Swiss top seed regained control to ease to the victory as he controlled the Dutchman in the remainder of the contest.The Swiss triumphed to the cheers of the fans in 79 minutes, ending with six aces. Haase finished on a disappointing note with his second double-fault on match point.Federer will now face a decision whether to try and stretch his leading margin over Nadal by competing in just over a week in Dubai, his Gulf training base.“To rank this high, I don’t know how I did it. This is really big for me, especially because of the gap (between his last time at the top).“It’s double as nice at my age to be number one, there is a lot that goes into it.”Despite his achievement, Federer still has a semi-final to play on Saturday.last_img read more

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 3

first_imgCherry Rondina has been nothing but spectacular for University of Santo Tomas.It’s hard to imagine seeing a 5-foot-6 person strike fear in a game that usually sees height as an advantage, but the diminutive Rondina proves that she’s the UAAP’s atomic fireball.UST played just one game this week and that ended in a three-set sweep of Adamson, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, in match that left Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda speechless.“We didn’t fight her, my players totally bowed down,” said Padda as Rondina unleashed 22 points on them. “They were scared on defense, we couldn’t stop Rondina at the net.”“Cherry is capable of taking a whole set… the girls were intimidated.”And after the third week, Rondina and Santiago are tied atop the scoring ladder with 92 total points apiece.4. Maddie Madayag (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Last week: N/A Three weeks in and the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament just got more interesting.National University, the league’s top seed, has distinguished itself as the early power after a thrilling five-setter against defending champion De La Salle, the league’s no. 2 team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt’s in the middle of the ladder that things suddenly got compelling as Ateneo, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, and Adamson University are all tied for the third seed with 2-2 records.And that’s about it for the third week, a late happy Chinese New Year to you ladies and gents and here are the seven players who got the best fortune in Week 3. Dimdim Pacres has featured in her own narrative lately for the Golden Tigresses.Since Season 79, Pacres has been UST’s third scoring option behind Rondina and EJ Laure and head coach Kung Fu Reyes expected that from her this year.Pacres, however, struggled to find her groove in Season 80 as one of the team’s scorers behind Rondina and rookie Milena Alessandrini.In the three games prior to UST’s dismantling of Adamson, Pacres was averaging just 6.7 points and Reyes wanted more.Pacres responded with 13 points, almost double than her average, in a redemption game that brought her confidence back.“I had to step up and I was really frustrated the past few days because I really can’t bring my game back,” said Pacres in Filipino. Jaja Santiago has been nothing short of dominant in the UAAP as she showed her force against the Lady Spikers in an epic five-set win, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, over the defending champions.NU’s captain poured in 27 points that treated a La Salle defense like fodder.And Santiago had her final two points in dramatic fashion against the Lady Spikers.Unable to come on to the floor in the waning moments of the fifth set, and La Salle needing just three points to win the match, Santiago had to watch in agony as NU hasn’t rotated enough for the middle blocker to take the floor.So when Aiko Urdas scored NU’s ninth point in the fifth set, Santiago entered the floor in a chorus of cheers as if Joan of Arc suddenly appeared on the field.Santiago’s mere presence alone inspired NU to hold on, and as if magic caused La Salle to commit three errors, to tie the set at 13-13.Then Santiago went to work, first sending a booming kill down La Salle’s defense for the 14-13 lead then another one for the 15-14 match point.2. Jasmine Nabor (National University, setter)Last week: No. 6Weeks on list: 2 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Martinez ‘surprised’ with Olympics showing after just 3 weeks of training MOST READ Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 1. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Last week: No. 1Weeks on list: 3It’s almost befitting that the first rankings in the Year of the Dog features a Lady Bulldog at the forefront.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments Jasmine Nabor is the Robin to Santiago’s Batman.And if the narrative in the match between NU and La Salle was for battle of supremacy between two undefeated teams, there’s also a chapter within this tale and that involved Nabor’s playmaking duel with Michelle Cobb.It’s safe to say that Nabor schooled the up-and-coming Cobb as NU got to a 4-0 start while La Salle slipped to 3-1There’s no denying that Cobb has finally distinguished herself as a capable playmaker for La Salle, she did end up as the no.2 player of Week 2, but Nabor worked with magic against the Lady Spikers.Nabor had all of NU’s 53 excellent sets, more than double than Cobb’s 27 and 20 more than what La Salle had as a whole team.And Santiago’s clutch kills in the final set? That was courtesy of Nabor’s fine passing.3. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Last week: No. 4Weeks on list: 3 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed La Salle will usually see different players lead its offense, but defense is Macandili’s and hers alone.After three weeks, Macandili is the top at the Best Diggers list with 6.83 digs per set and the no. 2 at the Best Receivers column with an efficiency of 47.62 percent.6. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Last week: N/AIt’s been a longtime coming but Kianna Dy is in this list, and for lukewarm reasons.There’s no denying that Dy is a phenomenal player since she’s, arguably, the best opposite hitter of her UAAP generation but the Lady Spikers went 1-1 this week bumping her to this low in the list.Dy averaged 14.5 points this week and was crucial in the Lady Spikers’ five-set win, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, over the Lady Tamaraws.7. Dimdim Pacres (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Last week: N/A Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Okay, okay just bear with this a little.Sure Maddie Madayag scored just 12 points in Ateneo’s four-set win over University of the East, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14, but it was her leadership that shone through here.After starting the season with two straight losses, the Lady Eagles have now steadied and climbed to 2-2 and that’s thanks to no small part to Madayag’s leadership.Madayag was visibly talking to teammates while on the floor and on the bench, and the fourth-year middle blocker knows how important that is to a young team.“We need more confidence especially we have a new setter and new liberos,” said Madayag pointing out to the departure of Jia Morado and Gizelle Tan. “It’s like we need to have more motivation when we play in the future.”5. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)Last week: No. 5Weeks on list: 3There’s just one constant in De La Salle’s play, and that is Dawn Macandili’s impressive defense.last_img read more

De Jesus says DLSU setter Cobb still lacks maturity

first_imgJust as Michelle Cobb was making a name for herself as a capable playmaker for De La Salle, she went on a slump that not only affected her, but her whole team as well.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours First it was Jasmine Nabor’s dominance in National University’s five-set win over La Salle wherein the Lady Bulldog tallied 53 excellent sets to Cobb’s 27.And Cobb was once again in the middle of La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus’ post-game talk wherein the 10-time champion mentor said his setter needs to play better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLa Salle lost in four sets to Adamson University, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in a match where Lady Falcon setter Fhen Emnas, who dished out 43 excellent sets, outplayed Cobb.“Our setter needs to experience this kind of a big game so she can overcome the pressure that is brought upon her shoulders,” said De Jesus in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roque says Vicente left UE for ‘personal reasons’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “This is for her own good and for the improvement of the whole team as well. She has to see what adjustments she needs to make and how she can handle these types of situations.”Cobb’s lackluster play has coincided with La Salle’s subpar performance and the Lady Spikers have slipped to 4-2 and their loss was their first at the hands of Lady Falcons since dropping a 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 decision in Season 70.The sophomore setter has proven herself as La Salle’s main distributor most notably in the Lady Spikers’ 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 win over University of the Philippines.Cobb finished with 10 points and 32 excellent sets for La Salle against the Lady Maroons that saw the 19-year-old score three straight aces to cap off the victory.“I think Cobb’s maturity as a setter is still lacking because there were times where her decision-making wasn’t apt to what was happening on the floor,” said De Jesus. “She’ll eventually get this experience along the way.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Top Rank deal pushes Ancajas to work harder

first_imgAnd for Ancajas, joining Arum’s promotion is one way of making him work harder than ever before.READ: Arum excited for Ancajas’ Top Rank debutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s rare for a Filipino boxer to join Top Rank and the boxers in that promotion are on a different level,” said Ancajas in Filipino during the PSA Awards Night Tuesday at Manila Hotel.“I’m just so lucky that Sir Bob chose me as one of his fighters, and with this I know I’ll be working even harder.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew TNT win no giveaway as NLEX simply played ‘terrible’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Boxer Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLike appearing out of thin air, Jerwin Ancajas has become undoubtedly one of the biggest Filipino sporting heroes of his generation.The 26-year-old Ancajas went from obscure title-holder to a legitimate boxing star in less than two years and his ethereal rise prompted Bob Arum to include IBF World super flyweight champion in his stable of greats.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Ancajas joins a pantheon of greats in the Top Rank stable that includes former Olympian Mikaela Mayer, Terrence Crawford—who once held all four super lightweight belts—, WBO World super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, and the iconic Manny Pacquiao.Ancajas first owned the IBF strap in September of 2016 when he beat McJoe Arroyo at Philippine Navy Gymnasium in Taguig and earned $3,700 for his efforts.His little-money fights are now history as Ancajas has now got to the six-digit dollar mark after he defended his title against Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 2, 2018.“The first thing that Sir Bob told me was I really put on a great fight and he also told me that I have a bright future ahead of me,” said Ancajas.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more