NCAA: San Beda stays unbeaten, CSB snaps skid

first_imgFILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda kept its record perfect after scoring a tight 17-25, 25-15, 25-16, 27-29, 15-12 win over Letran Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Facing their toughest challenge to date, the Lady Red Spikers once again banked on Cesca Racraquin, who fired 17 points, 14 off kills to lift her side to a 5-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img St. Benilde coach Arnold Laniog heaved a huge sigh of relief after his squad won despite committing 48 errors.“We really need to lessen our mistakes if we want to have a chance in this tournament,” said Laniog.The Lady Generals suffered their fifth straight loss to remain at the cellar with a 0-5 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Che’Lu downs Perpetual Help behind Calisaan Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Maria Nieza Viray uncorked 14 markers, Sattriani Espiritu had 12 hits, and Trisha Paras got 11 for San Beda.It was a valiant effort from the Lady Knights (2-3) with Glayssa Faith Torres firing 18 in the defeat.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 folkIn the first game, St. Benilde leaned on the duo of Rachelle Anne Austero and Ranya Musa late to squeak past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-17, 18-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-7.Austero pumped in 17 kills while Musa did her part with 15, none bigger than her killer spikes that allowed the Lady Blazers to snap their two-game losing skid. View commentslast_img read more

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Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title

first_imgSwitzerland’s Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia’s Marin Cilic during the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)Roger Federer powered home to beat Marin Cilic in five sets to win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title in a riveting final on Sunday.The Swiss defending champion dropped his only sets of the tournament before completing a 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over the sixth seeded Croatian in 3hr 3min.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cilic was break point down in the ninth, but crucially got out of it with a second serve ace down the middle followed by a forehand winner.The Croat had a big moment in the 10th game when two Federer double faults gave him set point but a tentative backhand into the net and a wild backhand cost him his chance.In the tiebreaker, Cilic got to two set points when his forehand clipped the line before a winning smash levelled the match after 84 minutes as Federer dropped his first set of the tournament.But Cilic lost serve on the back of a couple of ground stroke errors and Federer raced 4-2 up in the third set.The defending champion shifted gears with a stunning forehand off his toes and confidently held serve to lead 5-2.Federer closed the door, serving out clinically for the third set in 29 minutes.Cilic was then broken in the opening game of the fourth set with a poor backhand dropshot into the net as Federer closed in for the kill.But the Croat broke back in the sixth game with three break points when Federer netted and fought off a break point in the next game to put his nose in front.Cilic was now more in the flow and broke Federer again with his big forehands starting to find their mark. He served it out to take the absorbing final into a fifth set.Federer was under pressure to keep his opening service but produced quality backhands to hold on amid mounting tension.  ‘Motivated’ Nabong has no axe to grind vs Bolts The world No.2 crucially broke to 2-0 when Cilic netted a forehand and held the next service game under pressure to lead 3-0.Federer got the vital double break when Cilic netted a forehand, leaving the Swiss to serve out for the championship.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Croat was finding it difficult to settle and changed racquets in his second service game, but it had no obvious benefit as he dropped serve again after three break points to trail 0-3.He finally held serve to get on to the board and trail 4-1 with Federer hitting the ball cleanly.The Swiss star served out the first set in just 24 minutes after a double break and a shaky Cilic opening.Federer fought off two break points in his opening service in the second set with pinpoint serves, while Cilic had a tussle before holding in the third game.Cilic worked his way back into the match as both players traded furious forehands to stay on serve.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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Federer, playing in his 30th Grand Slam final, joined Novak Djokovic and Australian great Roy Emerson as joint top for the most Australian Open men’s titles.He added to his already imposing win-loss record in Melbourne and is now 94-13. His overall his Grand Slam mark stands at 332-52.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 folkRoger Federer. AFP PHOTOThe roof was closed over Rod Laver Arena as the tournament’s heat policy was implemented amid evening temperatures of 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit).Cilic’s serve came under immediate pressure with a whipping backhand return winner for break point which the Croatian followed with a smash into the net for a break in the opening game. View commentslast_img read more

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Former champ Francisco loses to Ortega in Mexico

first_img‘Other Aguilar’ Raymond earns Cone’s praise in Ginebra win over SMB Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Raring to fire a knockout blow, Francisco came out aggressive but wasn’t able to land definitive punches as Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs) controlled the match and imposed his dominance majority of the fight.The Mindoro-born Francisco (29-5-1, 22 knockouts) couldn’t follow up his win over compatriot Mateo Handig in February last year.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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO – LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 20: Drian Francisco poses on the scale for his Super Bantamweight bout against Guillermo Rigondeaux on November 21 in Las Vegas. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPFilipino fighter Drian Francisco failed to upset hometown bet Edivaldo Ortega on Monday (Manila time) at Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana, Mexico.The 35-year-old Francisco, a former WBA super flyweight champion, lost by unanimous decision, 96-94, 98-92, 98-92.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Lowry has triple-double as Raptors beat Nets

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism D’Angelo Russell had 18 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his first career triple-double, but the Nets lost their second straight. Brooklyn, which let a 23-point lead slip away in Wednesday’s loss to Charlotte, couldn’t maintain a 14-point cushion over the Raptors.Serge Ibaka scored 10 points for the Raptors, who improved to 30-6 at home — the best record in the NBA.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 folkRondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allen Crabbe each scored 18 points, DeMarre Carroll had 14 and Jarrett Allen 13 for the Nets.Brooklyn led 91-84 through three quarters but DeRozan scored eight points in a 9-2 spurt that cut it to 95-94 with 8:30 left. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lowry gave Toronto its first lead of the second half with four straight free throws, putting the Raptors up 100-99 with 4:50 remaining.Allen answered with a pair at the line before VanVleet hit a 3-pointer, giving Toronto the lead for good. Lowry followed with a layup and Valanciunas added a pair of free throws.Carroll’s 3 with 34 seconds left cut it to 112-109, and an errant pass by Valanciunas gave the Nets the ball at the Raptors end of the floor, but Brooklyn was called for a five-second violation on the inbounds pass.The Nets led 32-31 after one at 64-59 at halftime.Toronto called a timeout at 8:13 of the third after a 3 by Crabbe capped a 10-1 run that put Brooklyn up 78-67. The Nets led 91-84 heading to the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives to the net against Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto on Friday, March 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry had 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his 10th triple-double with Toronto, Jonas Valanciunas scored 23 and the Raptors beat Brooklyn 116-112 on Friday night for their 12th straight victory over the Nets.DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Fred VanVleet had 16 and Pascal Siakam 11 as the Eastern Conference leaders bounced back from Wednesday’s loss at Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lowry shot 5 for 6 from 3-point range, giving him 215 3s this season and breaking his own team record of 212 set in 2015-16.TIP-INSNets: All five starters scored in double figures. … Dante Cunningham returned after missing three games, the first two because of a concussion. Cunningham was available Wednesday but did not play in Brooklyn’s loss to Charlotte. … The Nets got 16 points off the bench in the first quarter and finished with 31.Raptors: F C.J. Miles (illness) missed his second straight game. … Former Rockets teammates Charles Barkley and Kevin Willis watched from courtside seats.UP NEXTNets: Visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Brooklyn won the first meeting of the season but has lost the past two.Raptors: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Toronto has won three straight home games in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Bumgarner breaks hand when hit by line drive, needs surgery LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Brownlee’s 46 propels Alab Pilipinas to 1-0 lead in ABL Finals

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Justin Brownlee. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League FacebookSTA. ROSA — Justin Brownlee carried San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to a thrilling 143-130 overtime victory over Mono Vampire to draw first blood in the best-of-five 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals Sunday at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The do-it-all forward set the new ABL Finals record with his 46 points, 10 of which came in the extra period where Alab Pilipinas blew the game wide open after rallying back late in regulation.ADVERTISEMENT With the home team staring at a 120-116 deficit in the last 19.3 seconds of the fourt, Brownlee showed his never say die spirit, first drilling a trey to cut the deficit to one with 15.1 on the clock.His foul led to a Michael Singletary split which kept the door open for the hosts, 121-119, with 11.7 ticks left, and that was all Brownlee needed as he sent the behemoth Sam Deguara packing with his fifth foul after a gutsy drive in the final 4.2.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 crownThough he wasn’t able to tie the game at the foul line, his misses paved way for Renaldo Balkman’s overtime-forcing tip at 121 with 1.3 seconds left in regulation.In OT, Brownlee picked up where he left off, sparking the decisive 8-0 burst for 129-121 lead with 3:16 to play as Alab never looked back en route to the 1-0 lead. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ No regrets for Santiago as UAAP stint with NU ends without title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ The former Ginebra import also grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out nine assists, and got two steals.Balkman also had another impressive performance with his 39 points, 15 boards, and four assists while Ray Parks left his mark with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals, but had to watch his team get the job done from the bench after fouling out at the 4:42 mark of regulation.Game 2 is on Wednesday, still in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, with the season’s best performers set to be feted before the game.Lawrence Domingo added 14 points and six rebounds, as well as two big blocks on Deguara and Jason Brickman in the crucial moments of the fourth quarter.Singletary kept Mono Vampire in the game with his 42 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, while Paul Zamarshot 4-of-7 from threes to wound up with 25 in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Deguara eked out 21 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks despite being in foul trouble all game long, while Brickman got 15 points, 14 assists, and eight rebounds before sitting out from the 2:48 mark of the fourth quarter due to cramps.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 143 — Brownlee 46, Balkman 39, Parks 27, Domingo 14, Raymundo 9, Javelona 8, Alabanza 0, Celiz 0, Hontiveros 0, Sumalinog 0, Urbiztondo 0.MONO VAMPIRE 130 — Singletary 42, Zamar 25, Deguara 21, Brickman 15, Apiromvilaichai 14, Chanthachon 7, Klahan 6, Boonyai 0, Khukhandin 0, Phuangla 0.Quarters: 26-32, 59-58, 87-87, 121-121, 143-130.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

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Tatum shines, Brown returns as Celtics beat 76ers for 2-0 lead

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds, helping the Celtics rally from a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 108-103 on Thursday night.Terry Rozier added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Marcus Smart finished with 19 points and five rebounds as the Celtics improved to 6-0 at TD Garden this postseason. They have never blown a 2-0 lead.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 crown“Coach was saying whoever is the tougher team is going to win,” Rozier said. “They definitely punched us in the mouth at the beginning of the game. We just had to bounce back and get things together.”Game 3 is Saturday in Philadelphia. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames CELEB SIGHTINGSPhiladelphia-born rapper Meek Mill sat courtside for Game 2. Mill was released from jail last week after spending nearly five months behind bars on a probation violation. Rapper Gucci Mane sat across from the 76ers bench wearing a Brown jersey. The two met last year when Brown attended one of his concerts.Another Philly native, actor Kevin Hart, sat a few seats down from Gucci. Hart at times antagonized the TD Garden fans, drawing boos.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “They won two games at home and we have to reciprocate,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “There’s not going to be a pity party.”TIP-INS76ers: Outrebounded the Celtics 49-41. … Went 13 of 33 from the 3-point line.Celtics: The 22-point comeback victory represents their largest come-from-behind playoff victory since Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals (24 pts). … Went 15 of 36 from the 3-point line.HE SAID IT“It’s like a movie. You only see these type of comebacks in movies.” — Celtics guard Marcus Smart.SLOW STARTDespite Brown’s early highlight, the Celtics were sluggish early.They started off the game 0 for 5 and didn’t score until Smart’s 3-pointer at the 8:37 mark of the first quarter.Horford (1 for 3), Rozier (0 for 4), Brown (1 for 4) and Marcus Morris (0 for 3) were a combined 2 for 14 in the period, allowing Philadelphia to build a 31-22. A layup by Dario Saric cut it to 104-101. But Al Horford was able to drive past Embiid for a layup with 8.3 seconds left.Saric scored out of a timeout to make it 106-103. The Sixers quickly fouled Tatum, who calmly hit a pair of free throws.Following an anemic offensive effort in Game 1, the Sixers looked rejuvenated early in Game 2, using a 14-2 run to begin the second quarter on their way to building a 48-26 lead.It didn’t last.The Celtics responded by ending the half on a 25-8 run. It included three straight 3-pointers and a tip-dunk by Jaylen Brown, who returned to action after sitting out the series opener with a strained right hamstring. He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, scoring 13 points and grabbing four rebounds.The Sixers’ lead was completely erased midway through the third quarter, when Aron Baynes got a 3-pointer to bounce in and put Boston in front for the first time.The lead grew to 76-68 on a baseline dunk by Tatum that capped a 50-20 Celtics run.“Once we got on that run we never looked back,” Rozier said.Brown entered the game for the first time at the 7:14 mark of first quarter. It took less than a minute to make an impact. He missed his first shot attempt before chasing down a loose ball and sprinting ahead for a one-handed dunk .Prior to Thursday, Brown had started every game he’d appeared in this season. It was his first time off the bench since Game 5 of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ J.J. Redick had 23 points for the 76ers, making five 3-pointers. Robert Covington added 22 points and nine rebounds. Joel Embiid finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, but rookie star Ben Simmons missed all four shots and had just one point.“Mentally, just thinking too much,” Simmons said of his tough night. “I’m going to have bad games. It happens. Obviously, it’s bad timing.”Philadelphia recovered after squandering its big lead to nudge back in front 93-88 midway through the fourth quarter.But an 11-4 run put Boston back in the lead 99-95 with less than four minutes to play.It was 101-97 when a missed Philadelphia jumper led to a 2-on-1 fast break and alley-oop dunk from Rozier to Tatum with 2:23 left.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Boston Celtics forwards Jayson Tatum (0) and Al Horford, right, chest-bump to celebrate in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Boston. The Celtics won 108-103. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — The youth movement is alive and thriving for the Boston Celtics.And for the second straight game it was enough to upend a Philadelphia 76ers team that still has much to figure out as it heads home trailing 2-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina, Gervacio stun USA for PH’s first win in FIVB beach volleyball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Japan league lures Santiago, Espejo away from home

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Santiago, a UAAP Most Valuable Player awardee like the 21-year-old Espejo, had stints in the national teams which competed in two Southeast Asian Games, two Asian Club Championships and the FIVB World Club Championships.With heavy credentials and loads of talent, Serbian coach Moro Branislav once declared that Santiago has what it takes to excel internationally.Santiago, who played for University of Santo Tomas High School, has received offers to play in the United States and Thailand, but has decided to concentrate in local club and collegiate leagues.She is donning the national colors once more this month when the Philippines sees action in the Indonesia Asian Games.The V.Premier League is the top level volleyball league for men and women in Japan founded in 1994. The Challenge League is the secondary division.ADVERTISEMENT Ramirez says cramming won’t yield Olympic medal The competitions are organized by the Japan Volleyball League Organization. In 2006, the name V.League was changed into V.Premier League.Ageo Medics is based in Ageo city in Saitama and is owned by Ageo Medical Group. It was founded in 2001.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Ageo Medics placed seventh last season and is bent on moving up with Santiago, a natural middle blocker who has developed to be a formidable open and opposite hitter.Foton president Rommel Sytin said they are supporting the decision of the 22-year-old Santiago, who played for the franchise starting 2015, helping the Tornadoes win two titles in the Philippine Superliga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m more than willing to let her explore,” Sytin said. “It’s greener pasture for her. And that’s our role in the sport of volleyball: Help develop the sport and athletes to reach their potential.”Joining Santiago in the Japanese league is former Ateneo ace Marck Espejo, who is suiting up for the Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler club. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View comments Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTowering Jaja Santiago is set to join the Ageo Medics, a club team competing in the Saitama Division 1 of the Japanese V.Premier League that fires off Oct. 28.A top official of the Asian Volleyball Confederation confirmed that the 6-foot-5 National University alumna will become the first female Philippine player to play in the prestigious Japanese pro league.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Abueva debuts with Phoenix; NLEX eyes 3rd straight win

first_imgView comments While wondering how Abueva can blend in with the Fuel Masters, an equally interesting subplot is the import matchup between Eugene Phelps and Columbian’s Akeem Wright.Wright seemed like a perfect fit for the Dyip with 30 points and 14 rebounds during Columbian’s conference debut, except for a bungled wide-open pullup jumper that led to a narrow 109-106 defeat at the hands of the Meralco Bolts.For the third straight game, the NLEX Road Warriors will be banking on the persistent Ola Ashaolu, who continues to play with a bad right knee, as they face the Magnolia Hotshots in the 7 p.m. mainer.Ashaolu, playing with a slightly torn patella tendon, has led the Road Warriors to the top with a 2-0 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’re expecting him to bring in the same passion, tenacity and energy that he brought to Alaska the past six years,” said Phoenix Fuel Masters alternate governor Atty. Raymond Zorrilla.The 6-foot-3 Abueva was shipped by the Aces to the Fuel Masters prior to the season-ending conference in exchange for Karl Dehesa and a first-round pick after missing games due to domestic problems.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’Now in a different uniform, Abueva, who won one championship with the Aces, will play competitive ball for the first time in over two months.“Everyone deserves second chances. I talked to him and told him, ‘you will start with a clean slate, you are a rookie in our team,’” said Zorrilla. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China survives gutsy PH DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Wherever he plays, whether it’s in the PBA, the national team or just an ordinary playground pickup, Calvin Abueva brings the same zeal and grit into a basketball game.The Phoenix Fuel Masters hope these beastly qualities show up against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 p.m. in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Cleaning up Tokyo’s beaches: An Olympic task

first_imgThe oysters gobble plankton and absorb bacteria, making the water clearer and cleaner. They remain edible though authorities don’t recommend consuming them thanks to the bacteria content.The stretch of shore that Sekiguchi has been cleaning up first opened for swimmers in 2012, initially for just a few days as an experiment.But it has been available to swimmers almost all summer round since 2015. This year it is open for 42 days, thanks to popular demand — a week longer than in 2017.‘Sense of safety’Each year, authorities test the water quality before giving permission for swimming at the beaches. And while Sekiguchi decided to start the clean-up work on his own initiative, he has since received backing, including financial support, from the local government.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Despite measures by people like Sekiguchi and improvements in sewerage facilities, pollution in the water around Tokyo has been a concern as the city gears up to host the 2020 Games.Organizers admitted in October last year that prolonged summer rain had temporarily brought high levels of bacteria to the triathlon venue, sparking concern from international Olympic officials.But Olympic planners said they are confident that a combination of better sewerage facilities and the introduction of underwater screens will keep the water quality to international standards during the Games.“We will create an environment that will enable athletes to perform at their best with a sense of safety,” Tokyo 2020 official Hidemasa Nakamura told a recent news conference announcing the triathlon courses.Unlike other major bay-side cities, such as Sydney or San Francisco, the densely populated Tokyo bay area has few natural landscapes remaining — the result of years of development of public ports, container wharves, and Haneda airport.As a residential area, most of the bay is relatively unloved with rental and purchase prices there far below more fashionable areas of the expensive city.Development of the area dates back to the 16th century but rapid construction and pollution from Japan’s post-war “economic miracle” made going for a dip there unthinkable to Tokyoites.Kenji Morita, another activist trying to clean up the water, said: “After heavy pollution in the 1970s, people have long forgotten about the sea in part because the Tokyo beaches were transformed into harbours, which are off-limits in general.”Olympic momentumLike Sekiguchi, the 60-year-old Morita is cultivating laver seaweed and clams in a bid to purify waters in Odaiba, the venue for the Tokyo 2020 triathlon and marathon swimming. View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Tokyo Bay used to have many swimmable beaches,” recalled one of these activists, 70-year-old Yuzo Sekiguchi. “But by the time the last Tokyo Olympic Games were held in 1964… the water was polluted by factory effluent.”“I decided to bring back clean Tokyo beaches for the next generation,” he told AFP.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’Sekiguchi, whose ancestors fished these waters for generations, used natural elements like seaweed and oysters to purify the waters at a section of the beach in Tokyo Bay, which faces the vast Japanese capital.“Each oyster can purify 400 liters (105 US gallons) of water every day,” he said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This year, beaches in Odaiba were opened for swimming for nine days as a trial, with the water quality checked daily before bathers were allowed to submerge themselves.Morita said his project had the unexpected benefit of appealing to people with disabilities as Tokyo seeks to improve facilities ahead of the Paralympic Games.“When I first started this five years ago, I didn’t realize it, but this place has easy access for everyone,” thanks to ramps and lifts, he said.“People with a physical or mental impairment choose to come to Odaiba instead of going somewhere outside Tokyo.”“I see a lot of potential here in building enthusiasm for the Tokyo Paralympics,” Morita added.And many believe that the upcoming Olympics, now less than two years away, is the perfect opportunity for Tokyo to clean up its act.The mayor in charge of the Odaiba area has pledged to “make a swimmable Odaiba sea a legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games.”Sekiguchi, an architect who also runs his own museum, said his project was driven by “frustration for not being able to give my daughter the natural experiences that I had.”“In 2020, if Tokyo can show the world a way of life that can coexist with nature, I think Tokyo will earn global respect,” he noted. /kga Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title This picture taken on August 1, 2018 shows a mother and her daughter wading in water at Odaiba seaside park in Tokyo Bay. On a blazing hot Tokyo summer day, children squeal with delight as they splash about on a sandy beach, with the skyline of the world’s biggest city shimmering behind them. The scene may seem unremarkable but it was unthinkable until recently when local activists decided to clean up the polluted water at city beaches, hoping to leave a legacy from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. AFPTOKYO — On a blazing hot Tokyo summer day, children squeal with delight as they splash about on a sandy beach, with the skyline of the world’s biggest city shimmering behind them.The scene may seem unremarkable but it was unthinkable until recently when local activists decided to clean up the polluted water at city beaches, hoping to leave a legacy from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Wheelchair competition gets going at US Open Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Davis Cup: Thiem, Novak win to give Austria 2-0 lead over Australia

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player’s arrest fired Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Playing on his beloved clay, Dominic Thiem gave Austria an early lead as he routed Jordan Thompson 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.Thompson played instead of U.S. Open quarterfinalist John Millman, though Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt could play him on Sunday if the tie is still alive.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 ChrissAustralia is without its best-ranked player, Nick Kyrgios.The winner of the tie will be seeded for the qualifying round of the revamped Davis Cup in February. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES 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 Austria’s Dominic Thiem waves during his Davis Cup play-off tennis match against Australia’s Jordan Thompson (not in picture) on September 14, 2018 in Graz, Austria. / AFP PHOTO / APA / ERWIN SCHERIAU / Austria OUTGRAZ, Austria — Dennis Novak upset Alex de Minaur 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 to give Austria a 2-0 lead over Australia in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Friday.In front of a crowd of 6,000, the 133rd-ranked Austrian broke De Minaur’s serve nine times and closed out the win on his second match point.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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