C’bar has five-year plan to keep winning

first_img Last Saturday, KC went into the last race, the 4x400m relays, on 309 points, smelling victory, courtesy of holding a four-point advantage over Calabar, and needing to finish at least second to become champions. However, Calabar showed that being favourites meant very little, they sped away to victory in a very fast 3:08.76 for 12 invaluable points. Jamaica College was third on 203, St Jago High fourth (157), and St. Elizabeth Technical High School completed the top five on 114.5 points. “That motivated the team so much so we just came out and worked extra hard, we came here at 80 per cent fitness for the most part. “Most of the athletes who garnered points for us on a yearly basis had issues with injuries. We had to be careful of where to run them, how to run them and why to run them,” the assistant coach outlined. Though jubilant in victory, he pointed to other factors that helped to deny KC. “We got some help because we can’t deny the fact that a St Jago team, a St Elizabeth team and Jamaica College team did the work that allowed us to be champions tonight, apart from the addition that we did, so we are glad for that as well,” he said. Hawes called Calabar “the team that never says die”. Hawes revealed to The Gleaner that the school will be throwing an upcoming celebration dinner to express gratitude for its athletes and parents in the near future. SMELLING VICTORY Defending ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Champions Calabar High might have gone in with five consecutive titles under their belts, yet, for many, they were the underdogs to retain the coveted Mortimer Geddes Trophy, inside the National Stadium. As the curtain came down on the meet last Saturday night, assistant coach Omar Hawes said he was happy ‘sweet victory’ was theirs yet again. But, before the dust even settled, he made it clear that C’bar has a programme in place to hold on to the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for at-least another five years. “Definitely! It’s not about boasting or showing off, but I think Calabar can go on probably another five years with what we have in terms of talent, so once we continue to marshal the troops, harness the talents, and keep the programme like it is now, I don’t see why we can’t continue to win,” a confident sounding Hawes noted. C’bar could be considered the current de-facto of local Boys Champs’ supremacy, overcoming arch-rivals and overall leaders with 31 titles Kingston College (KC), for a sixth consecutive season. “Calabar fraternity, this one is special, this one is for all of you out there who had worries about the analysts who said we were going to be down by 50 points. We did it for all of you across the world and across Jamaica. Big up, six love!,” gushed Hawes.last_img read more

Knicks hand Clippers ninth straight loss

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES New York then led by 26 in the fourth quarter.The game was tied at 20 after one quarter, but the Knicks opened a double-digit lead late in the half after a 9-2 spurt and were ahead 56-44 at the break.“In the first half we weren’t moving the ball. One pass or no passes and the guys were shooting it,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “Once we got into passing the ball and moving it from side to side, then we ended up with 20 assists in the final 32 minutes and that’s pretty good.”The Clippers traded Chris Paul in the offseason and the search for reliable guard play remains. Austin Rivers was 1 for 9 for two points, Lou Williams came off the bench to shoot 2 for 8, and rookie Jawun Evans shot 2 for 8.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles had won five straight at Madison Square Garden. … Clippers assistant Mike Woodson was the Knicks’ coach last time they beat Los Angeles, on April 25, 2012.Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. played with a sore left foot and scored 13 points. He had been listed as questionable but Hornacek said Hardaway felt better after rest. … Enes Kanter had 12 points and 16 rebounds.STREAK SNAPPEDThe Clippers’ 10-game winning streak over the Knicks was their longest active streak against any opponent. Now it’s seven in a row against Portland and Orlando.STARKS WITH THE “STEAL” Injured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew Los Angeles Clippers’ Jawun Evans (1) and New York Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn (9) fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Things are going so poorly for the Clippers that they can’t even beat the Knicks anymore.Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles’ losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Porzingis outplayed a frustrated Blake Griffin and helped the Knicks snap a 10-game skid in the series with their first victory over the Clippers in more than five years.“Bottom line, we just can’t sustain anything,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Right now we get it going a little bit and one thing happens and it just implodes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneDoug McDermott added 16 points for the Knicks, including a 3-pointer that swung the momentum for good midway through the third quarter.“I got in there, had to bring some energy because we got off to a little slow start to start the third quarter,” McDermott said.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Doc Rivers was talking to reporters before the game when former Knicks teammate John Starks walked by.“Can you bring my wedge back?” Rivers yelled out. “Guy stole my wedge and didn’t give it back.”Rivers said he had been without his golf club, which Starks contended that Rivers had left in his bag, for about two months.“You know, when someone allegedly leaves a club in your bag, the right thing to do is mail it back to them,” Rivers said. “That’s all I’m saying. At some point, it’s stolen.”UP NEXTClippers: Visit Atlanta on Wednesday.Knicks: Host Toronto on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Griffin scored 21 points but shot just 6 for 18, picked up a technical foul and fouled out with 4:46 remaining. The Clippers (5-11) still haven’t won since Nov. 1 at Dallas, when they improved to 5-2.“Tonight was not a good showing,” Griffin said. “We have to put together 48 minutes rather than playing in spurts. We know as a team that this is not going to be the end.”Patrick Beverley returned after missing five games with a sore right knee and had nine points and six rebounds. But the Clippers are still without fellow guard Milos Teodosic and the rest of their backcourt play was mostly dismal.The Clippers fell behind by 17 early in the third quarter before running off 15 straight to cut it to 66-64 midway through the period. But McDermott hit a 3-pointer in transition and added another during a 12-0 response by the Knicks that gave them a 78-64 advantage with 4:11 remaining in the period.“I thought that was disheartening,” Rivers said. “I thought that took the spirit away but it shouldn’t and that’s where we’re at right now. When you lose nine games in a row, you’re in a losing streak, you start feeling sorry for yourself when things don’t go right and you can’t do that.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Klisura, Foton target 7th victory

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nazareth inaugural girls’ volley champ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Tigresses, who are getting the on-court lessons they need for the coming UAAP season, are winless in six starts while the Tornadoes created a three-way gridlock with the Petron Blaze Spikers and F2 Cargo Movers on top at 6-1.“We want to finish the eliminations on top,” said Foton coach Moro Branislav.Cocolife (3-3) and Sta. Lucia Realty (1-5) battle in the other match at 4:15 p.m..A top finish in the single-round eliminations would pit the No. 1 team against the No. 8; No. 2 against No. 7; No. 3 against No. 6; and No. 4 against No. 5.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I don’t usually count,” added the Serbian, who turned pro when she was 18 and has seen action for Russia, Italy and Romania in the European League.Klisura eclipsed the record of American Kristy Jaeckel, who made 40 playing for Petron three seasons ago.Incidentally, that earned Jaeckel the nickname “Jae-Kill,” very similar to what local writers have coined for Klisura: “Kill-Sura.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“It’s not very important for me,” said Klisura of her scoring binge in the ongoing Chooks to Go-PSL Grand Prix. “The important thing for me is to make sure we get the championship.”That stern, no-fancy attitude will be front and center when Foton takes on lightweight Victoria Sports-UST at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Center. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Even Sara Klisura was surprised upon finding out she scored a Philippine Superliga record 41 points.“Wow! 41 points?!” said the 25-year-old open spiker while looking at the score sheets after leading two-time defending champion Foton over erstwhile unbeaten F2 Logistics in Batangas City over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Issues from last year’s championship hampered La Salle, says Ayo

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 But for the Sorsogon native mentor, it all boiled down to the team’s inability to shake off the euphoria from last year’s triumph.“We were not able to handle our championship very well from last season,” he said, refusing to go into details.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLa Salle has been regarded as the best team in the collegiate ranks since Ben Mbala’s arrival last season. It wasn’t much of a surprise that the Green Archers almost completed a perfect season last year, with the Cameroonian big man delivering the Season 79 title, the school’s second championship in four years.But with seniors like main man Jeron Teng graduating from the team, La Salle seemingly lost a stabilizing force, leaving much of the workload on the shoulders of Mbala, rising star Ricci Rivero, and Season 79 Rookie of the Year Aljun Melecio for this year’s campaign. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Mbala on UAAP Finals heartbreak: ‘You can also learn by losing’ The 40-year-old coach also couldn’t help but be amused with  apparent pattern on his coaching career which sees him win the championship in his first year just to settle for a bridesmaid finish the following season.“I always win in my first season and I’m always first runner-up in my second season. Filoil, Davao, even in the province, and now here in the UAAP,” he said as he looks forward to a huge bounce back year in Season 81 for the Green Archers. “I haven’t experienced a third season yet and it’s fresh for me. I don’t know what’s up with that.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s hard to get to the top, but it’s harder to stay there.That’s the lesson La Salle coach Aldin Ayo learned the hard way as his Green Archers failed to defend their throne and bowed to archrival Ateneo in a hard-fought 88-86 Game 3 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “There were problems when it comes to our preparation that we were not able to resolve when it came to the championship,” admitted Ayo, who said he was also worried with how they started their season.Still, no one can deny how hard La Salle wanted the back-to-back romp as it refused to give in, even with Ateneo holding a 10-point lead in the final four minutes, 80-70.“Of course, we’re going to compete. We’re going to play and squeeze everything in our capacity. I want to compete because we want to win,” he said.As the dust settled, Ayo reminded his wards to be gracious in defeat.“I told them that we pray very hard to win, but we have to pray harder everytime we lose. We just have to be grateful for the opportunity, the experience, and make sure that we learn from this.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Guiao still confident as NLEX’s first semis stint ‘builds up toughness’

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’re sad that we lost, but until the end, we fought. We lost Kevin (Alas), we lost JR (Quiñahan), but we still almost won. Under two minutes, we committed two crucial turnovers. But if not for that, we could’ve been in the game all the way until the last possession. But that’s the way it goes. We will be a better team with this experience.”Guiao found consolation that it was the franchise’s  first semifinals appearance since its entry in 2014.FEATURED 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 folkBut with the success comes the heightened expectations but  multi-titled mentor expects the Road Warriors to be more than just a feel good story in the next conferences.“You know you made the semis. Now, anything less than the semis will be a disappointment. You feel that you know what it takes to win it, so you feel you have a better chance, your confidence gets higher. It’s addicting,” he said. NU, Filam Sports set for titanic clash in NBTC Elite Eight Guiao, though, expects this core to perform better come the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with import Arnett Moultrie on his way.“I feel that come next conference, we’ll be stronger. I think this has built up the toughness within this team. We already have the playoff experience as a group and it’s good to see them fighting with each other,” he said.“Again, we already know the feeling, so we’ll try to get back here again and hopefully next time, we’ll be a bit more lucky.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao just reminded his players to hold their heads high despite the Road Warriors’ exit in semifinals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on the heels of its 89-96 defeat to Magnolia on Tuesday.“I think we have improved a lot,” said Guiao, whose team put up a tough stand against the Hotshots until the final buzzer in Game 6.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

Azkals rise again

first_imgLATEST STORIES The crowd exploded again as captain Phil Younghusband converted the 90th minute penalty to make it 2-1 and quite fittingly, for his 50th international goal.What followed were scenes straight out of a movie. Grown men hugging each other, tears of joy streaming down their faces, while the gallery applauded in approval.For veterans like Phil and James Younghusband and Neil Etheridge and assistant coach Chris Greatwich, who were all part of the team that pulled off the “Miracle in Hanoi,” qualification to the continental showpiece culminated a long journey from the depths of Southeast Asian football.“It’s been up and down,” said Phil Younghusband. “There’s progression. From 2010, we’ve made progress. Maybe the lack of success and wins in the tournament made people not talk about Philippine football but I think the team needs to be successful. That happens all over the world. To bring people in.”“It’s been up and down, it’s been amazing and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Leftback Daisuke Sato, who stayed on the side of the pitch to watch the Palestinians celebrate their victory, faced the crowd this time in tears. Now 23, he savored the Azkals’ biggest victory.“I love being Filipino,” said Sato, who grew up in Japan. “I’ve had a hard life but football has given me everything. Philippine football opened opportunities for me. This is why I give back. I love my country.”“I’m overwhelmed,” said Etheridge. “It’s been tough for the team. We’ve all made mistakes, both on and off the field—management, ourselves as players. We’ve learned from it, we got stronger.”Phil Younghusband hopes the Azkals biggest milestone to date triggers another wave of corporate support for the sport.“Hopefully this is the catalyst for more support in Philippine football,” he said. “In 2010 we got a lot of support from the private industry, hopefully this moment could be another resurgence of Philippine football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism A goal down at home with perhaps the largest crowd showing up in recent memory at Rizal Memorial Stadium, the Azkals seized the moment and realized their dream of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time with a comeback for the ages against Tajikistan.Up until Kevin Ingreso headed home the equalizer in the 74th minute, the feeling had been all too familiar for the Azkals, who lost to Palestine in the battle for an Asian Cup berth four years ago in Male, Maldives.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Azkals were always on the brink of glory only too fall short when the stakes were at their highest.In truth, the Azkals should have qualified a couple of games ago when they played Yemen in Doha and Nepal in Kathmandu, but the team drew both matches, leaving them with one last chance at home. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETThe team that has gone through so much heartbreak and frustration in the past few years finally got over the hump on Tuesday night.And the script couldn’t have been written perfectly for the Philippine Azkals.ADVERTISEMENT Victory worth dwindling bank account, says Palamilast_img read more

Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “Neymar left the training session with some pain in his right ankle because of the number of fouls he suffered in the game against Switzerland,” federation spokesman Vinicius Rodrigues said. “Since today was only a recovery session for the starters, and he complained about pain, he ended going to rehabilitation.”Rodrigues said Neymar would continue his recovery process but was set to practice normally on Wednesday, two days before the team’s match against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg. Brazil and Switzerland are two points behind group leader Serbia, which defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in its opener.Neymar had already practiced separately from his teammates on Monday.Rodrigues said the pain Neymar felt Tuesday was not in the same place where he injured his foot earlier this year. Neymar was sidelined for about three months because of the injury and was not fully fit when he arrived in Russia for the World Cup.Heavily marked and far from his best, Neymar was fouled 10 times in the match against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don. He was limping when he talked to reporters after the match, when doctors dismissed anything serious.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan The federation said Neymar has been in pain since the team’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland on Friday, when he was consistently fouled.Neymar started practicing with the rest of the squad but left accompanied by a doctor about 30 minutes into the session in Sochi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe had been playing keep-away with a few other players when he started showing signs of discomfort in his ankle. He was visibly in pain after he tried to intercept a ball with his right foot while at the center of the keep-away circle.At one point, he bent down and grabbed his ankle, but tried to continue playing anyway. A few moments later he finally decided to leave, kicking a ball away with his left foot before limping away beside the team doctor. LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Brazil coach Tite said before the tournament started that Neymar wouldn’t likely be in his best form until the third match of the group stage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Brazil’s Neymar reacts during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)SOCHI, Russia — Neymar limped out of Brazil’s training session at the World Cup on Tuesday because of pain in his right ankle.The Brazilian soccer confederation said the injury was not serious, adding Neymar left as a precaution and would be back in training on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Ronaldo seeks encore against ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

PH Blu Girls lose to Chinese Taipei, but get rematch for bronze

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Philippines bowed to Chinese-Taipei, 3-2, in a match that would’ve assured the team the bronze medal in the softball tournament of the 2018 Asian Games Wednesday night at GBK Softball Field in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Blu Girls, though, still have a chance at the bronze medal in the page system playoff if they win in their rematch against Chinese-Taipei on Thursday.Lai Mengting’s ground ball single became Chinese-Taipei’s final hit, allowing its runner to take home base after the Philippines’ first base and second base collided in an attempt to catch the ball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’If the Philippines win on Thursday, it would be the first medal for the country in the softball event of the continental games.center_img MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Emotional North Korean dedicates shock gold to his late mother SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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

Under new coach, Pasaol, UE need time to figure out roles

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pasaol, however, shot only 5-of-18 from the field as he struggled mightily in the last two quarters where UE also crumbled after staying in step with UP in the first half.But dropping just its first game of the season won’t shake Pasaol, who is confident the Red Warriors will be able to get their acts together in the coming games.“Still fine. Maganda naman pinakita namin sa second half despite na tambak kami sa kanila,” he said. “Hindi na kami nakabalik siguro dahil mas under pressure kami kasi tambak na kami.”(Still fine. We did good in the second half even though we fell behind big. We weren’t able to come back because we’re already under pressure.)“Okay naman sila sa sistema ni coach Joe siguro nag-a-adjust lang kasi bagong venue na naman, bagong season. Siguro mga dalawang games, tatlong games,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT But with added experience and new pieces, UE is now looking to share the wealth and alleviate some load off Pasaol with Silva, who replaced Derrick Pumaren at the helm four months ago, calling the shots.“Siguro mas sharing, mas binibigay na namin yung bola sa ibang players para maka-contribute sila. Ayon nahihirapan pa siguro sila sa role nila ngayon,” said Pasaol, whose 49-point explosion was one of the highlights last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’(We’re now looking to share the load and give the ball to the other players so they can also contribute. I guess they’re still struggling with their new roles.)The third-year forward still wound up as the lone Warrior in double-digit scoring with 14 points, 11 of which coming in the first half, in an 87-58 blowout loss to UP. UE’s Alvin Pasaol gestures after hitting a three against UP. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonUniversity of the East star Alvin Pasaol admitted the Red Warriors are still adjusting to new coach Joe Silva’s system.Last season, UE relied heavily on Pasaol, who was a one-man wrecking crew for the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Akhuetie impressive in debut but admits UP can’t get excited yet Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew (They’re okay playing under coach Joe’s system. It’s just that they’re still adjusting. New venue, new season. Give it two or three more games.) Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Win some, learn some

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Kevin Ingreso fights off the challenge of two Vietnamese players in their match last Thursday night.—CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/LAGARDERE SPORTSHANOI—There have been tougher defeats in recent years, but for the Philippines, the semifinal exit in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup had a familiar feeling that came with the result.Vietnam was a different opponent from the Azkals’ three previous trips to the knockout stage, but the outcome remained the same for a side that will now have to wait two more years for a crack at Southeast Asian football’s biggest prize.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Valdez wants to capture Open crown at home “Obviously, we are all disappointed with the final result but every player really stepped up and played their hearts out,” said James.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom As the Vietnamese celebrated on the streets of Hanoi, waving flags, blowing horns and dancing to disco beats, following the home side’s 2-1 victory late Thursday night in the second leg, completing a 4-2 aggregate win, the Azkals were left to ponder what might have been in their hotel near My Dinh Stadium.The Azkals entered the tournament determined to at least reach the finals after getting to the semifinals in three of the last four editions of the Suzuki Cup.“The players left it all on the field, they can’t complain about that,” said defender Carlie de Murga. “It’s really hard to play like this after so many travels and changing hotels.”The Vietnamese also took the physicality to the Azkals, one of the perceived strengths of the Filipinos in the region. A 2-1 win at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City last Sunday left the Azkals needing to replicate the Miracle in Hanoi eight years ago.But Vietnam also showed it was incisive and clinical when it mattered. The Azkals held their ground until the last 10 minutes when they conceded twice in quick succession, allowing the Vietnamese to seal the win before James Younghusband, playing his 100th match for the country, scored a consolation goal a minute from time.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The period of evaluation will be quick with focus shifting immediately to the AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates a little less than a month away.But as far as the players are concerned, this year’s Suzuki Cup, with its new home-and-away format, should serve as an example that nothing less than the best preparation and the best ways to lessen the stress of traveling from one country to another should also be a priority.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The players gave everything on the pitch tonight,” Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband told the Inquirer as he slowly walked to thank the Filipinos who showed up at My Dinh Stadium to support the team.“We expect to always be playing in these type of games. But if we want to take the next step, we have to be better in all aspects. The support has to improve. The quality of the team can only get us so far.” View commentslast_img read more