Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F

November 30, 2019

first_imgPhoto from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan shrugged off a first set setback to trip Thailand in four sets, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, in the qualification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Japanese are now atop Pool F with a 3-0 record while Thailand is at close second with a 2-1 mark.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Moksri Chatchu-on led Thailand with 20 points while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 19. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sarina Koga waxed hot for Japan and put up a game-high 26 points while Risa Shinnabe and Mai Okumura added 16 and 12 points, respectively.It was a tale of offense and defense for the two teams as Japan owned the attacking department with a 66-55 advantage in scoring spikes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThailand, though, had Japan’s number in the defensive end scoring 17 blocks while the Japanese managed to score on just eight.The Thais awarded 18 free points to Japan, but none bigger than their last two that happened in the final sequence of the match that awarded Japan the victory. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Read Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Rockets donate $4 million to help storm victims

November 30, 2019

first_imgView comments Recently acquired Rockets point guard Chris Paul donated $50,000 to a fund created by Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, the defensive end posted on Twitter on Monday.Current and former Rockets players James Harden, Eric Gordon, Patrick Beverley and Paul all took to social media to send thoughts and prayers to the people of Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe storm, now classified as a Tropical Storm, has hammered the Houston area with flooding as a result of massive rainfall totals. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPHouston, United States — The Houston Rockets have donated $4 million to help the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey which has caused devastating flooding in the city, the NBA team announced on Monday.“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “Please stay safe, Houston.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa PLAY LIST 04:04‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa05:08DOST-Pagasa 11 A.M. weather update, November 22, 201900:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—report UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Pingris: Hotshots ‘gave up’ in Game 1 loss to Bolts

November 30, 2019

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments MOST READ Bolts defuse Hotshots Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Read Next Star lost an early 17-point lead and a 12-point advantage in the fourth quarter as it committed six costly turnovers in the final three minutes of the game.“Those things happen. Maybe, because we want to win so bad, you can’t avoid turnovers like those,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Even I am not spared from those, so next time, we have to make up for that. We need to learn from our mistakes in this game,” added Pingris, who was responsible for four of the Hotshots’ 24 turnovers that resulted to 26 turnover points by the Bolts.Star coach Chito Victolero echoed Pingris’ sentiments and said the Hotshots have their work cut out for them in Game 2 on Tuesday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESBIÑAN — Marc Pingris didn’t deny that Star floundered when it mattered most in Game 1 of its best-of-5 semifinals series against Meralco on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena here.“We gave up, and it happened, of all times, in fourth quarter,” the veteran forward said in Filipino after a 72-66 loss to the top-seeded Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We need to do something on the mental aspect of our game. We got affected by their late run, so we need to calm ourselves and play for 48 minutes to bounce back for Game 2,” the soft-spoken mentor said.And Pingris knows that the line that separates a 1-all deadlock to a 0-2 series deficit for the Hotshots will boil down to one simple thing.“It’s all about the defense,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gin Kings exact revenge, expect tougher Game 2 vs KaTropa

November 30, 2019

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I think the main thing is just that we’re coming out with a lot of aggression on defense, where we’re not being timid or not being laid back on defense. We’re just trying to get after guys, try to pressure them, and try to dictate how we want to defend them instead of them dictating on how they want to attack us,” he said.That defensive intensity is what forced TNT’s main guys Glen Rice and Jayson Castro to commit 13 of their squad’s 22 turnovers that led to 23 turnover pointsBrownlee expects a much tougher Game 2 for the Gin Kings especially with the way they clobbered the KaTropa.“We know TNT is a tough team. They will come out and make adjustments and we just got to be prepared. Whatever we’re running, we just gotta run it with great purpose and do what we want to do. We’ll try to keep defending them the best way we can and try to force them into things they don’t usually do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Racela: TNT got ‘outcoached, outhustled’ in Game 1 loss to Ginebra LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGinebra reinforcement Justin Brownlee felt relieved to get back at TNT after the Gin Kings got blown out by the KaTropa in the elimination round.“They did us pretty bad last time,” Brownlee said, referring to the Gin Kings’ 121-92 loss to the KaTropa on September 23.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight But more importantly for Brownlee, Ginebra’s 121-94 revenge against TNT on Monday also gave it a headstart in their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.“It’s just good to start off and get the first game. We were just looking in and try to put a lot of effort, be aggressive and try to get this. We just did a good job and everybody from guys coming off the bench has played great,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 29-year-old Brownlee also praised his teammates Joe Devance and Jervy Cruz for stepping up in the series opener.But it’s obvious that the Gin Kings won big primarily because of Brownlee’s all-around production with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.last_img read more

Akari-Adamson clips Gamboa-St. Clare for 3rd straight

November 29, 2019

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ “I don’t think we faced St. Clare. Our opponent was Jackson,” he quipped. “The way he played, he played like a veteran.”Akari-Adamson benefitted on Gamboa-St. Clare’s 29 miscues, all of which led to 28 turnover points on its end.Aris Dionisio chipped in 17 markers and 12 rebounds for the Coffee Lovers, which dropped to an even 2-2.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 92 — Ahanmisi 18, Sarr 16, Manganti 13, Pingoy 11, Espeleta 10, Camacho 8, Mojica 5, Lastimosa 4, Bernardo 2, Hill 2, Macion 2, Catapusan 1, Buenaventura 0.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 85 — Jackson 29, Dionisio 17, Hallare 12, Bitoon 10, Rebugio 8, Acuno 4, Pare 3, Rubio 2, Ambuludto 0.Quarters: 23-16, 42-43, 70-62, 92-85. Papi Sarr nabbed 16 markers and eight boards, Sean Manganti had 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists, and Jerie Pingoy got 11 markers, four boards, and four dimes.It was another formative victory for Akari-Adamson as coach Franz Pumaren continues to learn more from his team in this foray in the developmental league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Right now, I’m still struggling to find the right combinations. I think we’re the only team who are using all of our players from the bench, but again, we’re here to develop our players,” he said as his team improved its record to 4-1.Pumaren was also satisfied with how his Falcons denied the Coffee Lovers’ late rally led by Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson, who fired 29 points in the losing effort. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding George, Westbrook’s triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson continued to roll in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, this time escaping a tough challenge from Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 92-85, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Jerrick Ahanmisi led the Falcons with 18 points on a 2-of-5 shooting from three, while also dishing out six assists and three rebounds to come away with their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

More scoring options in Flying V lessen burden for Jeron Teng

November 29, 2019

first_imgWBA suspends 2 judges over Murata, N’Dam decision MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Still pegged as the go-to guy for the squad, the 23-year-old Teng rose to the occasion as Flying V clawed its way back from 13 points down in the first half.He scattered 33 points, 12 coming in the fourth period, none bigger than his game-clinching drive against the defense of Raymar Jose in the final 4.3 seconds to cap off Flying V’s rousing comeback to start its campaign on the right track.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We never stopped playing. And I think it showed our character. We did not giving up in those times and instead, stepping up to the challenge,” he said.Though elated with the triumph, Teng doesn’t want to put too much in Flying V’s opening day victory against a contender like Cignal, nothing that there’s still a lot his team can improve on. LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESThough he emerged as the hero for Flying V in its debut in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, Jeron Teng shared that he doesn’t have the burden of doing it every game this time out.“I feel we have more options in this team compared to my previous team, so I don’t force shots anymore because I have great guys who can shoot,” said Teng after the Thunder’s 86-84 victory over Aspirants’ Cup champion Cignal on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes “A win is a win, but we can’t really get overconfident because our goal this conference is greater than just winning the first game,” he said. “We really have to stay focused and keep our eyes on the prize and continue to work hard.”Flying V returns to action next Monday against Gamboa Coffee Mix.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

FEU extends win streak to three, downs NU

November 29, 2019

first_imgMOST READ VietinBank sends Rebisco PSL to 0-2 start in AWCC Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University remained spotless in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after scoring an 88-77 win over UAAP rival National University, 88-77, Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Tamaraws improved to 3-0 and stayed atop Group B while the Bulldogs absorbed their second loss against three wins.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES FEU head coach Olsen Racela said their game against the Bulldogs was an opportunity to see how his team is prepared to play in its mother league this early in the preseason.“Every time we play a UAAP team that’s a chance to gauge where we are right now,” said Racela. “And I told them that whenever an opposing team makes a run, to just be ready, and I’m glad they were able to turn things around.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFEU had a comfortable 81-71 lead late in the fourth quarter but NU employed a full-court press and it allowed to Bulldogs to go on a 6-0 run and cut the lead to 81-77.The Tamaraws, though, would retaliate and mounted their own 7-0 game-closing run with Ken Tuffin scoring his lone field goal in the game off a corner triple to cap the it all off with seconds to spare. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games RJ Ramirez led FEU with 15 points, five assists, and two steals while Ron Dennison and Arvin Tolentino added a dozen points apiece.Issa Gaye had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead NU. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Pocari, BaliPure triumph, near PVL finals

November 28, 2019

first_imgView comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pocari Sweat blew a two-set lead but proved steadier in the decider as it carved out a 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12 decision over the Power Smashers to close in on the other finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference in San Juan late Saturday.The Lady Warriors fell short by four in power attacks against the Power Smashers, 48-52, but made up for the slack with solid blocking, 15-13, while producing two aces more than their stubborn rivals, 8-6, to clinch the victory in their side of the best-of-three semifinal series.Earlier, top seed BaliPure rallied past Creamline, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21, to likewise move a win from advancing to the finals of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Michelle Strizak fired 20 points while Myla Pablo blasted in 16 hits and Jeanette Panaga and Desiree Dadang combined for 27 points as the defending champions kept their win run going following a sweep of the quarterfinal round to clinch the No. 3 seeding.Thai import Kannika Tipachot matched Strizak’s output and Hyapa Amporn and Jovelyn Prado combined for 29 hits, but the Power Smashers’ rally fizzled out in the stretch of the fifth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVictories by Pocari and BaliPure in Game 2 tomorrow will arrange a titular showdown between the Lady Warriors and the Water Defenders with the Lady Warriors eyeing a second straight championship in the import-laced tournament of the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.The Power Smashers and Creamline, however, are determined to bounce back and send their respective Final Four duels into a decider on Thursday. Over 10,000 join Blacklight Run Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Tornadoes still deadly

November 28, 2019

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Santiago topscored with 26 points, while Laure added 20 to pace Foton’s offense that broke Generika-Ayala’s resolve.Overall, Foton out-attacked Generika-Ayala, 57-49, which was made possible by solid defense. Libero Jen Reyes made 17 of 49 excellent digs, while Laure accounted for 10 saves.In contrast, Generika-Ayala made 36 digs and 32 errors that doomed its chances.Underrated players Ceballos score 18 for Generika-Ayala, while Orendain and Casugod added 15 and 13, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFoton came face to face with a gritty and spunky Generika-Ayala squad Thursday night and it responded with a championship-worthy endgame performance.The Tornadoes, playing uncharacteristically slow in the first two sets, clawed back from two sets down to hack out a 19-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-15, 15-7 victory in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT Foton coach Moro Branislav admitted that their matchup with Generika-Ayala caused them problems.“We always have problem whenever we face Generika, it’s a good team,” he said. “We needed to address that concern first before we play our usual game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lifesavers were out for a massive upset with Fiola Ceballos, Patty Orendain and Gen Casugod going all out in the first two sets that caught the Tornadoes by surprise.But Jaja Santiago and EJ Laure soon found their groove to get Foton’s system going en route to a hard-earned fifth straight victory in as many games in Pool C.Generika fell to 2-3.center_img Uesato strikes as JPV trips Ilocos LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Perez stars as Lyceum charges past JRU

November 28, 2019

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mike Nzeusseu chipped in 13 markers and five boards while MJ Ayaay registered a double-double for himself with his 11 points, 10 rebounds, and three dimes.Despite the victory, coach Topex Robinson kept Lyceum grounded as he zoomed in on his team’s 21 turnovers and the 16-of-24 shooting from the charity stripe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“My biggest concern was the turnovers and our free throws, but we’ll take this win and we’ll learn from this,” he said, as he continued to preach improvement after the Pirates passed their first test.Ayaay kickstarted the telling 10-2 run in the third quarter for the Pirates to turn a close 45-43 lead to a comfortable 55-45 advantage, before Perez took charge in the fourth quarter and blew the game wide open, with Spencer Pretta giving Lyceum its biggest lead at 30, 92-62, with 3:34 remaining. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Jed Mendoza led the Heavy Bombers with 18 points, six assists, and three rebounds, while Ervin Grospe had 15 in the losing effort.It was a forgettable first game for Tey Teodoro, who went 2-of-9 from three and shot 5-of-13 from the field to wound up with 13 points in the defeat.The Scores:LYCEUM 96 – Perez 22, Nzeusseu 13, Ayaay 11, Jv. Marcelino 9, Ibanez 9, Tansingco 8, Baltazar 7, Caduyac 5, Jc. Marcelino 4, Santos 3, Pretta 3, Serrano 2, Cinco 0, Liwag 0.JRU 75 – Mendoza 18, Grospe 15, Teodoro 13, Poutuouchi 13, Dela Virgen 4, Abdul Razak 3, Castor 3, Bordon 2, Mate 2, Sawat 2, Lasquety 0, David 0.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBacking up its preseason hype, Lyceum showed its relentlessness and clobbered Jose Rizal University, 96-75, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez made a rousing return to the NCAA stage as he did it all for the Pirates with 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES PBA D-League: Wangs blasts AMA for back-to-back wins China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img Quarters: 27-18, 43-37, 68-54, 96-75. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View commentslast_img read more

Indian athletes win 2 bronze after second day lull

November 28, 2019

first_imgA below par Krishna Poonia and G.G. Pramila won a bronze each in women’s discus throw and heptathlon respectively to save India from ending the third day in track and field competitions without a medal in the Asian Games here on Tuesday.India had begun their track and field campaign in spectacular fashion winning two gold and a silver on Sunday but that was followed by a lull on Monday.With Tuesday’s bronze medals, the Indian athletes have so far won two gold, a silver and two bronze.Poonia retains her bronzePoonia, who had won a bronze in Doha Asian Games four years ago as well as gold in last month’s Commonwealth Games, was expected to win at least a medal going by the past performances of the seven throwers in the field and it was just a question of the colour of the medal.The expected three-way contest among Poonia, Doha Asian Games gold medallist Song Aimin of China and another Chinese Li Yangfeng, however, turned out to be a two-way affair as Poonia could not improve upon her 61.94m which she achieved in her first attempt.Poonia’s throw today was more than her CWG gold-winning 61.51m effort but well below her personal best as well as season’s best of 63.69m.Season’s leader and VTB Bank Continental Cup winner, Yangfeng hurled 66.18m, a tad below her personal best of 66.40m, in her second attempt to win the gold.Aimin was trailing Poonia before clearing her silver-winning 64.04m, her season’s best but lower than her personal best of of 65.44m, in her fourth attempt.advertisementAnother Indian in the fray, Harwant Kaur, who had won a silver in the CWG, was a distant fourth with a disappointing 57.55m effort.Pramila heptathlon medalMeanwhile, the other Indian bronze winner of the day, Pramila finished third with 5415 points in the seven-event heptathlon competition.The gold and the silver in this event went to Yulia Tarasova of Uzbekistan and Yuki Nakata of Japan, who scored 5783 and 5606 points respectively.Another Indian in the fray, Sushmita Singha Roy finished fourth with 5051 points.Pramila was second in shot put, 200m race, long jump and javelin while finishing third in 100m hurdles, fourth in high jump and fifth in 800m.Others disappointThe two Indians in the women’s long jump — Mayookha Johny and M A Prajusha — came a cropper, finishing seventh and ninth out of 14 finalists.Mayookha jumped 6.33m, which she cleared in her first attempt, much below her 6.64m, which is the season’s second leading effort in Asia and which she cleared in New Delhi Asian All Stars Meet in July.Prajusha, who had won a silver in the Commonwealth Games in the same event, could clear only a dismal 6.11m, well below her CWG effort of 6.47m.Jung Soo Nok of South Korea was the surprise winner with a jump of 6.53m as she pushed Doha Asian Games bronze medallist Olga Rypakova (6.50m) of Kazakhstan and season’s leader Yulia Tarasova (6.49m) of Uzbekistan to second and third position respectively.National record holder Hari Shankar Roy also finished a disappointing last in men’s high jump among 12 competitors after failing to clear 2.15m.Roy, whose national record stands at 2.25m, could only clear 2.10m in his third attempt.Season’s leader Essa Mutaz Barshim of Qatar won the gold with a leap of 2.27m, a tad below his 2.31m effort in Hanoi in July.Japanese Takahari Hiromi won the silver with an effort of 2.23m while Rashid Ahmed Al Mannai, who won the VTB Continental Cup in September, bagged the bronze with 2.19m.In women’s 1500m final, Jhuma Khatun and O P Jaisha finished fifth and seven with below-par timings of 4:13.46 and 4:19.62 respectively.Bahrain’s world champion and Doha Asian Games gold medallist Jamal Maryam Yusuf won the race in 4:08.22, though much below her personal best of 3:56.18 and season’s best of 3:58.93.Vietnam’s Thanh Hang Truong won the silver in personal best timing of 4:09.58 while the bronze went to Mimi Belete Gebregeiorges of Bahrain (4:10.42).In men’s 1500m final, Sandeep Karan Singh ran his personal best of 3:42.79 to finish sixth, ahead of Chatholi Hamza (3:44.25) who ended at seventh spot.Shaween Mohammed of Saudi Arabia won the gold with a timing of 3:36.49. Sajad Moradi of Iran won the silver in personal best effort of 3:37.09 while Ali Belal Mansoor (3:38.39) bagged the bronze.Elam Singh could not emulate his women counterpart Sudha Singh’s gold-winning effort as he finished sixth in men’s 3000m steeplechase by clocking 8:47.34.Defending champion Taher Tareq Mubarak (8:25.89) of Bahrain in won the gold while the silver and bronze went to Qatar’a Ali Thamer Kamal (8:26.27) and Alamri Ali Ahmad (8:30.96) of Saudi Arabia.advertisementOn a good note, Indians qualified for the finals in both men’s and women’s 4X100m relay races by finishing second and third respectively in their respective heats.Indian men’s quartet of G Nagaraj, Ritesh Anand, Shameer Mon and Mohammed Abdul Najeeb finished second with a timing of 39.62s behind Chinese Taipei (39.34s).The women’s quartet of Satti Geetha, Nanda Srabani, P K Priya and H M Jyothi finished third clocking 45.44s behind Thailand (44.42) and Vietnam (45.12) in the heats.India also qualified for the men’s 4X400m relay race finals after finishing second behind Japan.The Indian quartet of Jithin Paul, V B Bineesh, Jayakumar Premanand and Shake Mortaja clocked 3:07.00s while the Japanese timed 3:06.53s.last_img read more

INJURIES FORCE MIKE HUSSEY, NATHAN HAURITZ OUT OF WORLD CUP

November 28, 2019

first_imgAustralian players Mike Hussey and Nathan Hauritz have been forced out of the ICC World Cup because of injuries, it was known on Tuesday.Hussey will not be able to play in the tournament because of a hamstring injury. He is being replaced by Callum Ferguson.Hauritz suffered a dislocated shoulder. He has been replaced by Jason Krezja.The ICC World Cup begins in India on February 19. Australia are one of the top contenders for the Cup.last_img

Graeme Swann scoffs at India’s opposition to Decision Review System

November 28, 2019

first_imgEngland spinner Graeme Swann feels India’s opposition to the Decision Review System (DRS) in the upcoming Test series could backfire on the world’s number one team.India have rejected the use of DRS for the four-match series starting July 21 at Lord’s, saying the technology is not fool-proof. As per the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) regulations, DRS can be implemented in a bilateral series only after the consent of the two participating boards.Swann reckons the introduction of the technology has helped umpires in their decision making.”A few years ago, not having DRS would have been a blow but what has happened is that umpires are far happier to give lbws out on the front foot,” Swann was quoted as saying by The Mirror.”Umpires have been going back and studying videos and they have learnt from the mistakes of the past and are more willing to give things out.”I think it is a shame we are not going to use it because it is a very positive thing that has been introduced in the game.”I think India do trust the technology. You could make that excuse but I think it’s proved to be pretty accurate. It saves as many batsmen as it sends to the stocks.”I don’t know if it’s a distrust of technology or a bit of kidology ( deception) on their part. If they don’t want to do it, fair enough. Maybe we will get a couple that would have been overturned and it would be quite amusing if that happened,” he said.advertisementTHE UGLY TRIOSwann, while talking about his teammates Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott, said he goes off to sleep while seeing England’s top- three batsmen bat.He has no doubt about the batting prowess of his teammates but says wouldn’t pay to watch them as he considers them the ‘ ugliest top- three in the world’. Swann said he would be happy to have the trio in his team but won’t watch them bat. Instead he enjoys the batting of strokemakers Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior and Ian Bell.”I’m not a great watcher of cricket, but when Cook and Trott are batting, my god I struggle to keep my eyes open. I will always watch KP as well but Cook, Strauss and Trott, if there is an uglier top three in the world I don’t know of it,” Swann said.”I adore the fact they love batting and bat all the time but I would happily watch an Ian Bell, or Matt Prior,” he added.Despite not liking the way they bat, Swann said they are an asset to any side and he would happily shell out money to keep them in the team.”But they are amazing and I would not change any of it. I wouldn’t pay to get in and watch them but I’d happily pay their salaries,” he said.last_img read more

Pak must honour its anti-terror commitments: Obama

November 28, 2019

first_imgPresident Barack Obama has said US will continue to work with Pakistan to root out the “cancer” of violent extremism, making it clear that he will “never tolerate” any safe haven harbouring those who aim to “kill Americans”.”We will work with the Pakistani government to root out the cancer of violent extremism, and we will insist that it keep its commitments,” Obama said in a televised speech on troop withdrawal plans from Afghanistan.Referring to Pakistan, he said, “No country is more endangered by the presence of violent extremists,” adding that Washington will continue to press Islamabad to expand its participation in securing a more peaceful future for the war-torn region.”For there should be no doubt that so long as I am President, the United States will never tolerate a safe-haven for those who aim to kill us: they cannot elude us, nor escape the justice they deserve,” Obama said.Before his speech on the troops drawdown from Afghanistan late on Wednesday night, Obama and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, in a telephonic conversation, had agreed to take “appropriate steps” to repair relations between the two countries, which were affected by last month’s covert American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.Al-Qaeda under ‘enormous strain’: ObamaUS President Barack Obama has said the information seized during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden showed the al-Qaeda terror network had “weakened” and was under “enormous strain.””The information that we recovered from bin Laden’s compound shows al-Qaeda under enormous strain,” Obama said in a televised speech on troop withdrawal plans from Afghanistan.advertisementA “weakened” al-Qaeda’s information is confirmed from the huge cache of material recovered from the Abbottabad-safe house of bin Laden, he said.”Bin Laden expressed concern that al-Qaeda has been unable to effectively replace senior terrorists that have been killed, and that al-Qaeda has failed in its effort to portray America as a nation at war with Islam, thereby draining more widespread support,” he said.Al-Qaeda remains dangerous, Obama said, and US must be vigilant against attacks.”But we have put al-Qaeda on a path to defeat, and US will not relent until the job is done. In Afghanistan, we’ve inflicted serious losses on the Taliban and taken a number of its strongholds. Along with our surge, our allies also increased their commitments, which helped stabilise more of the country,” he said.The US President said Afghan Security Forces had grown by over 100,000 troops, and in some province and municipalities, America has already begun to transition responsibility for security to the Afghan people.”We will have to do the hard work of keeping the gains that we have made, while we drawdown our forces and transition responsibility for security to the Afghan government.”And next May, in Chicago, we will host a summit with our NATO allies and partners to shape the next phase of this transition,” Obama said.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Doping: SAI hits out at sacked Ukrainian coach Yori, says all deals cleared

November 28, 2019

first_imgAfter sacked Ukrainian coach Yuri Ogorodnik’s outburst against the Sports Authority of India for the alleged sub-standard facilities at NIS, Patiala, the sports body has now hit out at the former, dismissing all his allegations as baseless. Speaking exclusively to Headlines Today, SAI director General Deepak Verma insisted that Yuri was not held captive as claimed. “The allegations levelled against SAI is absolutely baseless. We have cleared all deals. We have not held him captive. He is free to go anywhere,” Verma told Headlines Today. Yuri had been sacked by SAI after six of his eight wards had failed dope tests bringing shame to the country. The 79 year-old coach has claimed innocence, while accusing the SAI of mistreating him despite his poor health conditions.  Earlier, Yuri had said his life was under threat and that he did not want to die. The Ukranian had earlier blamed food supplements after six of his athletes flunked dope tests. He had also denied any role in the doping scandal and insisted that it was a set-up and an attempt to tarnish his reputation. Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur, Juana Murmu, Tiana Mary Thomas and Priyanka Pawar – who were being coached by Ogorodnik – have tested positive for methandienone.  Sini, Ashwini and Mandeep were a part of the 4x400m relay team that won the gold at last year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Ashwini had also won the gold in the 400m hurdles at the Asian Games.  The athletes had also blamed the food supplements recommended by Ogorodnik for failing their dope tests.advertisementlast_img read more

Maken’s interference in military promotions for sportspersons upsets army

November 28, 2019

first_imgThe Indian Army has been upset with Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Ajay Maken’s interference in military promotions for sportspersons without understanding its wider ramifications.Countering Maken, who has been seeking triple promotion for outstanding sportspersons like Subedar Vijay Kumar who won silver medal at the London Olympics, army sources questioned his logic asking whether an Olympic medal could be compared with a gallantry medal like Paramvir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Kirti Chakra or Shaurya Chakra awarded to soldiers in war or combating terror.The army would take up the matter with Defence Minister AK Antony, who has received a letter from Maken in this regard. Maken had on Tuesday wrote to Antony seeking the tweaking of rules to give outstanding military sportspersons a triple promotion, bringing them at par with promotion policy for civilian sportspersons.Army sources said the sports minister was playing to the gallery. They said there are laid down norms for rewards and emoluments for outstanding sportspersons and the sports minister should not attempt to play around with the promotion policy.last_img read more

Fresh calls to suspend Suresh Kalmadi from IOA

November 28, 2019

first_imgThe Clean Sports India (CSI) on Monday demanded the suspension of Suresh Kalmadi , Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma from Indian Olympic Association ( IOA) and hailed the International Olympic Committee ( IOC) for taking a tough stand on the issue.The ethics commission of the IOC has recommended the suspension of the tainted trio from all their functions within the IOA, with immediate effect.”IOA should first suspend the trio at its meeting on October 18 before moving ahead with the elections.”All three should not get a chance to contest the elections as their cases related to Commonwealth Games are still on,” said convener of Clean Sports BVP Rao.”We have been in constant touch with the IOC since the Commonwealth Games scam broke. They were clear on their stand right from day one. They were waiting for IOA to take action against them, but nothing happened,” Rao said.CSI said that it was time that IOA take a tough stand on the issue.Shooter Morad Ali Khan, who is a member of the CSI, said he is not very hopeful that IOA would do anything.”I don’t think IOA will take any step against them. That is how they have been running the sport in the country. It is for the IOC to take some strong measures against IOA now.” CSI had written a letter to IOC asking the world body to keep a close watch on the IOA. ” We request you to keep a close watch on IOA till they implement the recommendation of IOC Ethics Commission.We also thank you for your decision to send an IOC observer for the ensuing election of the IOA.”advertisementlast_img read more

Varsha Bhosle suicide case: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle to be questioned

November 28, 2019

first_imgEven as the last rites of Varsha Bhosle, daughter of playback singer Asha Bhosle, were performed on Tuesday, police remained clueless about the reasons behind her suicide.Police officers investigating the case said they would record statements of Asha, who might be able to reveal the reason behind her 56-year-old daughter’s suicide.A police official said they had recorded statements of Asha’s sister Usha Mangeshkar, maid Dipali Mane and driver Vijay. “Close family members have not been questioned yet since they are still in a state of shock,” the police official said.The officer said police would soon record the statements of Asha, her elder sister and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and Varsha’s former husband Hemant Kenkre. Police officials, however, said the Belgian pistol, with which Varsha allegedly killed herself, was registered in the name of Anand, Asha’s youngest son and it was kept safely in the house.On Monday, Varsha was found dead with two bullet injuries in her head. She was the second of the three children of Asha and Ganpatrao Bhosle and stayed mostly with her mother in the posh Prabhu Kunj building at Pedder Road in Mumbai.Police suspect that she committed suicide Sunday night, but also said that the neighbours did not hear any gunshot. Varsha’s viscera sample has been sent for test. Police sources said the woman’s post-mortem report confirmed she died of haemorrhagic shock due to bullet injuries.Three loaded cartridges were found in the pistol. Varsha, who used to work as a freelance journalist, was divorced from sports journalist Hemant Kenkre. She had also sung songs for some Hindi and Marathi films and performed in some concerts with her mother.She was depressed for many years and had tried to commit suicide in 2008 and 2010 by consuming sleeping pills. advertisementlast_img read more