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first_img Defending champions Waterford had to dig deep to share the points as they scored a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Independence City in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League at the Waterford Primary School last Thursday. Dante Brown gave Independence City a first-half lead before Demario Knight equalised in the dying moments for the home team. Waterford and Bridgeport are the zone leaders on four points apiece. In other games, Bridgeport won the first match of the season in three tries as they whipped Port Henderson 4-1 and Ascot beat Belmont Park 3-1. In Zone two, Portsmouth have sole leadership with six points from two games as they beat Naggo Head 3-1. In the other game in the zone, Kensington and Gregory Park drew 1-1. Defending champs Portsmouth swamped newcomers Bridgeport 18-0 in the latest round of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League last Wednesday. In other games, Kensington defeated Belmont Park 8-1 while Ascot had a hard-fought 8-6 win over Gregory Park Primary. The competition continues on Monday. The league is in its fourth year and Portsmouth have won it twice (2014, 2015), and Greater Portmore won the inaugural year. Scotiabank lift inter-bank crown The 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football league moves into the knockout quarter-final stage today at 451 Spanish Town Road, Waterhouse, opposite Wray & Nephew Limited, starting at 3 p.m. The five zone winners and the three best second-place teams will be in action. Ashoka will oppose Rangers in the first match, then an hour later, Henley take on Youths United, the only team to win its three matches in the preliminary round. On Sunday, November 6, Mathatra will oppose defending champions Eurotrend and Miles entertain Whippers at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Akeem Peterson of Youths United is the competition’s leading scorer with three goals. The semi-final matches are scheduled for November 12 and 13 and the final on Saturday, November 19. The local favourites in both run and walk events shone brightly to cop the top spots in last weekend’s Knox 40th anniversary 7K Run and Walk in Cobbla, Manchester. Oshane Archibald of GC Foster, who easily won the Church Teachers’ College edition earlier in the month, again triumphed in the run event in a good time of 23 minutes 42 seconds. Former Holmwood Technical student now at Church Teachers College Melissa Thyme stole the show in the female category, crossing the line in 29:46. Bellefield’s Romar Mundle was the top school boy crossing the line sixth in 25:14. His schoolmate, 14-year-old Aneisha Lawrence, was the top girl, posting 31:11 and 35 overall. The walk events were predictably dominated by Jon Saleem Oliphant and Natasha McKenzie. These two have taken all the rural-based events this year. Oliphant won while posting 46:57, while McKenzie made it four from four in finishing third overall and the first female. Three more teams advance in Manchester KO Waterford, Independence City in 1-1 draw Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football continues today Howie Chin Prep school football round-up INSPORTS/Charles Chocolate five-a-side League Traditional rivals Belair and Mt St Joseph battled to a 0-0 draw. Defending champions Scotiabank retained the Western Sports-sponsored Norman Goodison Inter-bank football league title at Winchester Park, St George’s College last Sunday when they stopped Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) 5-0. The winners led 3-0 after 20 minutes. They went ahead in the sixth minute when captain Stefan Bartley scored his third goal in two matches. Nicholas Scott made it 2-0 in the 14th minute, and midfielder Ramone Reid scored the third in the 17th minute. Kevin Lamey killed off the game with a brace in the 76th and 90th minute. JNBS and National Commercial Bank will meet at Barbican playingfield tomorrow at 3 p.m. to decide who will play Sagicor in the JamClear Cup final. The JamClear Cup is contested by the teams finishing second to fourth in the Inter-bank competition. Portsmouth whip Bridgeportcenter_img Porus, Downs, and Los Perfectos have joined defending champions in the second round of the 2016-17 season of the Manchester FA/Brumalia House KO competition. Porus advanced after knocking out Comfort via the penalty shoot-out route after the two had played to an exciting 2-2 in regulation and an extra-time draw at Kirkvine Sports Club. Porus FC won 3-1 on penalties. Meanwhile, Downs FC used home advantage well and secured their passage forward with a 1-0 win over Villa United. At Manchester High School earlier this week, Los Perfectos, who are making a return to top-flight action, won 2-1 against Old England FC. The defending champions Ricam had earlier advanced with an opening 3-0 win over promoted team Technical Strikers. Domino Premier League Local favourites dominate Knox 7K Run/Walk El Instituto de Mandevilla won 4-1 against Hillcrest Prep to score the biggest victory of the day in the Howie Chin Prep football competition last weekend. El Instituto would go on to win a second game on the day, edging Charagape 2-1. They have now taken second place behind leaders Mt St Joseph. Of significance, West Indies College Prep, who are returning after an absence of five years, rebounded from their 4-0 drubbing on opening day at the hands of Mt Saint Joseph Prep to record their first win in a 2-0 effort against Sacred Heart. Asad Parchment scored twice. Peter Bunting football round-up Portland FA-Western Union Major League Spit Fyah took sole leadership of the Jamaica Domino Council Association’s Premier League after they trounced fifth-place Bull Bay United (32 points) 300-263 last Sunday. In other games, second-place Waterhouse United (41 points) defeated Vintage Pub 300-260; third-place Caribbean Classic (also 41 points) surprised fourth-place Braeton All Stars (35 points) 300-282; seventh-place Right Stuff (31 points) beat Naggo Head 300-251; Eighth-place Exceptional (30 points) cut down Small Axe 300-162; Soursop Tree shocked Jade Strikers 300-293, and Highlights schooled Memory Lane 300-292. In the girls’ category, Knox Preparatory School held Mount Saint Joseph 1-1 while Belair Preparatory School recorded a 3-1 win over Emmanuel. The Portland FA-Western Union Major League continues tomorrow. At Hectors River, Ujama CC will face Manchioneal FC, while at Boundbrook, Pavilion Progressive FC meet Taurus United SC. Both matches will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Only one was played last week featuring the Royal Flat Division, which has a split zone. That game saw Kendal defeating New Hall 4-0. Kendal, who has six points, is poised to advance along with the winners of the other half zone, Royal Flat. Tomorrow’s schedule features the last of the preliminary games with a double-header at the Hanbury Community field. The matches on are Kendal vs Land Settlement at 3 p.m. and Comfort vs New Hall at 1:30. At 3 p.m., it will be Kendal against Land Settlement. Other teams who have already secured quarter-final spots are George’s Valley, Blue Mountain, Old England and Porus. Bridgeport Police took no prisoners as they scolded IGL 5-2 in Wednesday night’s fixture in the INSPORTS/ Charles Chocolate Portmore Business House five-a-side Football League. Kimani Blissett netted a brace while Valdo Margon, Rushane Spence, and Quarmie Richards had a goal apiece. Cleon Origgio and Chris Cunningham scored for IGL. In the night’s other game, Portmore Gas defeated Wisynco 2-0 courtesy of a double strike from Devon Wilson.last_img read more

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James Yap hits 10,000 career points

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Maliksi understands Gilas cut: ‘Maybe next time I’ll get in’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap was left wide open from the left corner and the rest was history.Yap put his name in the record books on Saturday, cementing his status as one of the PBA’s best scorers after being just the 14th local player in league history to reach 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT The 35-year-old Yap is the first player to achieve the feat since Jerry Codiñera back in 2001.“I never really imagined myself getting all these awards,” said the Rain or Shine swingman, whose historic night was ruined after Meralco came away with an 89-73 win at Ynares Center here, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The charismatic Yap, who owns one of the prettiest shooting forms the league has ever seen, made his monumental shot with 49.3 seconds left in the third quarter.James Yap 10,000 career points. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/YeEB7dwfH1— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 29, 2017He was awarded with the game ball by commissioner Chito Narvasa at center court before the start of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “I just want to thank everyone who supported me especially to my fans,” he said. “It’s been 16 years since this happened. I was still in college then and I feel so blessed right now.”Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 12 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, joined an elite company led by the likes of legends Robert Jaworski, Philip Cezar, Ramon Fernandez, Abet Guidaben, Atoy Co and Bogs Adornado.Greats Francis Arnaiz, Allan Caidic, Benjie Paras, Jojo Lastimosa and Nelson Asaytono are also part of the club.Co was the first player to amass 10,000 while Alvin Patrimonio was the fastest player to do it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View commentslast_img read more

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Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215

first_imgIt was the second time Nunes had beaten Shevchenko in 18 months. The 29-year-old Nunez took a unanimous decision over Shevchenko at UFC 196 in March 2016.The two were set to fight in July at UFC 213, but Nunes pulled out the day of the fight with sinus issues.Nunes has smashed her way to the top of her class over the past 14 months. She bloodied and submitted Miesha Tate in July 2016 to take the belt, and then defended it successfully in December with a 48-second dismantling of star Ronda Rousey.Also on the main card, in a bout with a potential title shot on the line, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos submitted sixth-ranked Neil Magny with an arm-triangle choke at 3:43 of the first round of their welterweight battle. The 10th-ranked Brazilian is now 27-9-0.No. 2-ranked flyweight Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo, looking for another title shot against Demetrious Johnson, nailed Wilson Reis of Brazil square in the jaw, dropping him to the mat, then pounded him into a knockout 25 seconds into the second round.Swedish veteran Ilir Latifi lived up to his Sledgehammer nickname, lifting up and pile-driving Australian upstart Tyson Pedro head first to the mat in a light heavyweight tilt. Latifi won by unanimous decision.Gilbert Melendez, dropping down to make his debut in featherweight, was cheered as he staggered up repeatedly from the canvas while taking a hellacious flurry of kicks and punches from eighth-ranked Jeremy Stephens. Stephens won by unanimous decision. 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 “I know the crowd wants to see a knockout … but tonight, this fight was for me, to go five rounds and prove I’m the best. I’m here to stay. I’m here for a reason,” she said.Shevchenko, a Kyrgyzstan fighter nicknamed ‘Bullet,’ is 14-3.The 29-year-old walked to the side of the octagon, shaking her head in disbelief.“I don’t agree with the decision at all,” Shevchenko said afterward, adding: “I won this fight.”She said she believed she won three rounds, and while Nunes took her down in the fifth, “I was landing more punches from being on the ground (than Nunes from above).”ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 9center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amanda Nunes, top, of Brazil, and Valentina Shevchenko, of Kyrgzystan, battle during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)EDMONTON, Alberta — Brazilian brawler Amanda Nunes played a tactical game Saturday night to beat challenger Valentina Shevchenko by split decision and retain her bantamweight title at UFC 215.“I wanted to show the world I’m here to stay,” Nunes said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The judges scored it 47-48, 48-47, 48-47 to run Nunes’ record to 15-4.It was a careful fight with few extended skirmishes until Nunes took Shevchenko to the canvas in the fifth round. The fans often booed and chanted “Fight, fight, fight!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNunes, nicknamed the Lioness, raised her arms as the decision was announced while many of the fans booed the verdict.She later told reporters her strategy was to go the full five rounds to wear Shevchenko down and then strike — and hush detractors who said Nunes was an early-round knockout artist and would fade in the long game.last_img read more

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Also-ran Mapua snaps 11-game skid, eliminates St. Benilde

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMapua finally snapped an 11-game losing skid and eliminated St. Benilde from the Final Four race with a 79-69 win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Laurenz Victoria and Denniel Aguirre teamed up for the Cardinals’ 14-1 finishing salvo, holding the Blazers scoreless in the final 3:23.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s been a long time,” quipped coach Atoy Co as he entered the press room for the first time this season.“I made a good decision today and I just stayed to the six players who are playing, and luckily, they were able to produce.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogVictoria uncorked seven of his 19 points in the payoff period, to go with seven assists, and four rebounds, while Aguirre added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the fourth frame, on top of nine boards and two dimes as Mapua finally tasted a victory for the first time since beating Letran, 78-75, last July 11.JP Nieles, Cedric Pelayo, and Leo Gabo all had 11 points apiece, while Christian Buñag collared 16 rebounds to go with his six markers in the victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future 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 Already out of the playoff race, the Cardinals (2-12) also sent the Blazers (3-11) to an early vacation with still four games left in their schedule.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde with 18 points and nine rebounds, while rookie Unique Naboa got 12 markers and three boards in the loss.The Scores:MAPUA 79 – Victoria 19, Aguirre 15, Gabo 11, Nieles 11, Pelayo 11, Buñag 6, Estrella 3, Orquina 2, Raflores 1.ST. BENILDE 69 – Leutcheu 18, Naboa 12, San Juan 11, Domingo 6, Dixon 5, Belgica 4, Johnson 4, Pili 3, Castor 2, Sta. Maria 2, Mercado 2.Quarters: 20-17, 37-42, 53-55, 79-69.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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PBA: Phoenix fends off Alaska in pre-season match

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kia beats depleted San Miguel Beer in preseason MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I expected [Alaska to comeback] because we still have to many breakdowns and we still do things that we shouldn’t too,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “We’re still in adjustment period.”Phoenix led, 82-71, after a floater by LA Revilla with 2:39 remaining that capped the Fuel Masters’ 11-0 run.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 folkThe Aces kept fighting and pulled to within two, 87-85, after Jeron Teng hit a three and Abel Galliguez followed it up with two more 3-pointers with nine ticks left.The Fuel Masters, however, inbounded the ball to their best free throw shooting in Wright to put the game out of reach. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phoenix held off Alaska, 89-85, in the preseason Tuesday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.Matthew Wright buried two free throws with six seconds left to slam the door on the Aces’ comeback bid.Wright led the Fuel Masters with 17 points on top of four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Veteran swingman Jeff Chan (rest) did not play after suiting up in Phoenix’s 95-91 loss to Rain or Shine on Monday while big men Justine Chua and Joseph Eriobu combined for 21 points and 16 rebounds.Jason Perkins, Phoenix’s fourth overall pick in the draft two months ago, scored nine points off the bench.His former La Salle teammate Teng, who was the fifth pick, also had nine points for Alaska. Perkins and Teng won two UAAP championships together in 2013 and 2016.Aces star Calvin Abueva had game-highs 22 points and 10 rebounds despite logging only 21 minutes off the bench. JVee Casio, Sonny Thoss and Ping Exciminiano didn’t play for Alaska.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Monsour del Rosario earns rare taekwondo award in Seoul

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Del Rosario’s selection was sealed by his bemedalled taekwondo career.He has played an instrumental role in developing and propagating the sport from the grassroots to the national and international levels. Also, thanks to his action star status, he has been widely credited for raising the profile of Taekwondo in the Philippines.He likewise gained praises for his leadership as secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association and his service as taekwondo ambassador.Besides all his athletic recognitions, he still keeps track of his job as a public servant and legislator in Congress.In interviews after receiving his award, Del Rosario proudly dedicated his record feat to the Filipino nation.ADVERTISEMENT Del Rosario has earned the unprecedented distinction of becoming the first and only non-Korean to earn this citation.Since the award’s creation in 2005, it has been historically dominated by Koreans, an unsurprising tradition as taekwondo is Korea’s national sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThis year, there were 11 awardees who were chosen through a highly rigid selection process conducted by a committee of taekwondo grandmasters from around the world.Hundreds of nominees from 209 participating countries were vetted and thoroughly scrutinized in order to come up with a handful of taekwondo fighters worthy of the award. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I’m proud to share this honor with my fellow Filipinos.” he said. “I hope this award will inspire them to strive hard and to never give up on their dreams.”“As one of the pioneers of taekwondo in the Philippines, I’m proud to have witnessed the development of the sport in the country. And I thank Kukkiwon for recognizing my contribution to this remarkable growth.” /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario (Photo from his Facebook page)Makati Rep. Monsour Del Rosario was just conferred the 2017 Award for a Proud Taekwondo by Kukkiwon, the sport’s governing body, last Dec. 7 in Seoul, South Korea.The award is the highest accolade bestowed by Kukkiwon to individuals who have contributed to the development and spread of taekwondo domestically and internationally. The award was presented in an elaborate ceremony at the World Taekwondo Headquarters.ADVERTISEMENT Branislav satisfied with Foton’s bronze finish It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Aldin Ayo signs six-year deal with UST

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Defending champ Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals EXCLUSIVE: Former La Salle coach Aldin Ayo confirms he will coach the Growling Tigers for the next six years. Ayo said IPEA officials will make official announcement on Jan. 11. pic.twitter.com/cKLVqhMk3q— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 4, 2018 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The official announcement is expected to be made next week, the report also said.The 40-year-old mentor will now be in charge of his third school in four years as he seeks to recapture UST’s lost glory while also eyeing to sustain his triumphant streak which saw him win titles in Letran in the NCAA and La Salle in UAAP.Ayo garnered a 30-5 record in his two-year stay with the Green Archers, including the UAAP Season 79 championship back in 2016.READ: Boy Sablan out as UST coach ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 READ: Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling teamAyo is reportedly signing a six-year contract with UST, giving him ample time to turn around a basketball program which is in dire need of a reboot.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 folk Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo has formalized his transfer to University of Santo Tomas and reportedly signed a long term deal.The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication, broke the news early Friday, finally ending speculations on the mentor’s next destination after he left La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT The biggest challenge, however, is turning the fortunes around of UST, which finished on a humiliating 1-13 run under Boy Sablan last UAAP Season 80.Ayo will have Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and Cameroonian big man Steve Akomo, as well as returnees Renzo Subido and Mario Bonleon in the new chapter of his career. View commentslast_img read more

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Cliff Hodge return a shot in the arm for Meralco

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It was an all-around effort from Hodge, doing a little bit of everything in just 19 minutes of play despite still not being 100 percent healthy yet.“I’m pretty tired, but I’m happy that we got the win so that’s all that matters,” he said after helping Meralco get back on the winning track with a 105-76 rout of Kia.“Yeah, I’m really out of shape. I haven’t played basketball in about three months and I’ve only practiced in like two days,” added Hodge, who went under the knife to remove bone spurs in his ankles. “I just need to get back in shape. Actually, my ankle still hurt so I’m just playing through that until it gets better.”Hodge was supposed to be out for at least two more weeks, but with Meralco struggling he knew he would be of great help to his team especially with Ranidel de Ocampo still out with a calf injury.“I know that we needed some wins so I said if I can go up and down [even if] I’m not 100 percent but I mean, I can go out there on defense. I just decided to come back and try and do whatever I can for my team.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco’s Cliff Hodge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCliff Hodge reminded the Meralco Bolts what they had been missing in their first four games.Hodge made his season debut on Wednesday and he returned at the best possible time with the Bolts on a three-game skid coming into the game.ADVERTISEMENT Alex Cabagnot sidelined with foot injury, no surgery needed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Nobody’s happier than me to see him (Hodge) back. I mentioned earlier about the lack of effort against TNT and we seemed to have a low energy level against TNT,” Meralco head coach Norman Black said.“We all know that’s [what] Cliff is [all] about. He’s about energy and effort and probably just his presence really helped us a great deal tonight because he does give a lot of effort out there, particularly on the defensive end.”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 29-year-old Hodge made immediate impact the moment he was fielded into the game at the 2:30 mark of the first quarter. He grabbed an offensive rebound just 36 seconds in that led to a basket by his teammate Bryan Faundo.Hodge finished with eight points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field with six rebounds, three assists and a steal. Four of his boards were offensive rebounds. View commentslast_img read more

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Zark’s zaps Akari; Perpetual roasts Mila’s Lechon

first_imgMOST READ TY Tang shines in one-off return Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA IMAGESCJ Perez and JC Marcelino took charge down the stretch as Zark’s-Lyceum slipped past Akari-Adamson, 83-76, on Tuesday night in a battle of fancied teams in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Perez, the reigning NCAA Most Valuable Player, hit eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, matching Marcelino’s output as the Jawbreakers posted their third straight victory after dropping their first outing.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Perez buried a triple from the top of the key for an 81-76 lead with less than a minute to play before sealing the match with two free throws.Earlier, Mark Dela Virgen fired a career-high 28 points as Jose Rizal U kept its unbeaten record with a thrilling 104-103 win over Go for Gold-St. Benilde, while Perpetual Help scored a breakthrough victory at the expense of Mila’s Lechon, 65-48.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 folkPaolo Pontejos delivered the winning basket on a driving layup with seven tenths of a second remaining for the Heavy Bombers (2-0).last_img read more

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 1

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 If Santiago scored upwards of 20 points against the Lady Falcons, she could’ve been at the top of the list but with her 16 points considered subpar to her standards she dropped to third.4. Toni Rose Basas (Far Eastern University, opposite hitter)Pons’ partner in crime makes an appearance on this list for one defining factor.Toni Rose Basas is clutch.She and Pons both had 14 points against Ateneo but Basas scored her last three points in the most crucial of times and in the uncommon of ways.With the fifth set tied at 9-9, Basas was tasked to get the ball over the net from the service line.Basas would not only serve the ball, but she scored three straight times with FEU not having to defend.Her three straight service aces decked out Ateneo in the unlikeliest of methods as the Lady Tamaraws eventually held on to win.5. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside hitter) View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Volleyball fever has finally struck and with three of the first four games ending in five sets, the mercury just went haywire.The eight teams of the UAAP all had their first taste of the competition and here are the best seven players from the first week of Season 80 volleyball.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 folk1. Mary Joy Baron (De La Salle University, middle blocker) Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe OG stat sheet stuffer hasn’t lost a beat since filling up every conceivable numerical category back in Season 79.And Bernadeth Pons once again displayed her versatility in Far Eastern University’s season opener win against Ateneo, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9.Her 14 total points comprised of 12 spikes and two blocks but it wasn’t just in the offensive side of things that Pons made an impact.The FEU captain had 13 excellent digs, the same as Ateneo’s libero Jenelle Lo, and 16 excellent receptions and that mark was four more than what Lo recorded.3. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Let’s head into the “if” part of this list.Back in Season 79, this list contained several “what ifs” and that won’t go anywhere this Season 80 as Jaja Santiago had the first “if” performance this year.Santiago had 16 points in National University’s victory over Adamson University, 25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13, in what turned out to be the only match in the opening weekend that didn’t go to the fifth set.Now, Santiago is a consistent 20-point scorer and she did win the Best Attacker, Best Blocker, and Best Scorer awards in Season 79 and that is where the “if” suddenly gets its footing. Enter another clutch lady.University of the Philippines squandered a two-set advantage over Season 79 pawn University of the East in the two teams’ first match of 2018.The Lady Maroons were up two sets to nothing and just needed to close things out in the third set, but the final chapter just had to be written in the fifth and deciding period.UP could’ve ultimately lost its first game had it not for Molde’s heroic to lift the Lady Maroons 25-19, 25-13, 21-25, 16-25, 15-8.Molde first sent the ball down UE’s sideline to give UP the 13-8 lead in the fifth, and after Roselle Baliton hit net that put the Lady Maroons at match point, the former Rookie of the Year sent another one towards the Lady Warriors’ way to finish the deal.UP’s hitter finished with 20 points, two less than what captain Diana Carlos did, but Molde did show the guts in the end game.6. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)The libero position was never considered the glamour spot in volleyball. Fajardo, Gilas brace for bigger, stronger Australian side OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases With all that diving and playing without having the opportunity to score, it’s a job that hardly draws attention.And yet Dawn Macandili showed that the defensive position is a post that turns coal to diamonds.Asia’s second best libero showed her worth for the Lady Spikers when she anchored the defense of the defending champions and cleaned up when her taller teammates found difficulty against the monstrosity that Baron described.Macandili, who stands at exactly five feet, recorded 19 excellent receptions 35 excellent digs as she dueled with the no.7 player on this list.7. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)She’s the monster that pushed La Salle to its limit.Cherry Rondina was hell bent on showing the entire UAAP community that she’s a force to be reckoned with and she will stop at nothing to prove her devotion to UST.The Golden Tigress scored 28 points, the most in the opening weekend of Season 80, as she continually punished La Salle despite UST losing the game in five sets.This offensive display left La Salle bamboozled and the team’s figureheads were in unison that Rondina has been unleashed. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “When the game was over I told her ‘you’re a monster,’” said La Salle’s Kianna Dy.“I think Rondina’s aggressiveness sometimes takes away our confidence when we prepare for a block,” said Baron.“Before there was [three-time MVP] Alyssa [Valdez], but now there’s Rondina. “We don’t have someone like Rondina, UST has, she will do whatever it takes to lift her team up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 She’s the defending MVP and she rightfully held fort for her queendom.Mary Joy Baron showed the poise in leading defending champion De La Salle over University of Santo Tomas in five sets, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8.Baron’s name was in every scoring category for the Lady Spikers as her 19 total points composed of 12 spikes, five blocks, and two service aces.That quiet production perfectly exemplified her equally silent approach to UAAP royalty in Season 79.2. Bernadeth Pons (Far Eastern University, outside hitter)ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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