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PVL: FEU drags Adamson into semis game 3

first_imgFar Eastern University recovered just in time to beat Adamson, 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, and extend their semifinals series to a deciding Game 3 Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tamaraws blew a 2-1 set lead and a 21-19 edge in the fourth set before leaning on Toni Rose Basas to put the Lady Falcons away in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Basas scored on two straight drop balls to seal FEU’s thrilling win.The Lady Tams bounced back from a fifth-set loss in Game 1 and look to complete their comeback on Monday in Game 3 for a trip to the finals.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 shutoutAdamson scored six unanswered points to force the fifth set.But the Lady Falcons, who are already playing minus star hitter Jema Galanza due to an injury, were dealt with another blow after their libero Jellie Tempiatura tweaked her ankle early in the final set. Joshua Umandal unleashed 23 points for the Tigers, who sent the Eagles to their first loss of the conference. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a double victory for FEU after its men’s team also emerged victorious from a five-setter.The Tamaraws overcame the National University Bulldogs, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12, to punch the first finals ticket.Ateneo, on the other hand, failed to sweep its semis duel against University of Santo Tomas, which took advantage of the absence of Blue Ealges’ top guns Marck Espejo and Karl Baysa.The Growling Tigers won, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, to pave way for a rubber match on Monday.Espejo and Baysa skipped the PVL to suit up for Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 beach volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Halep secures top ranking with China Open semifinal win MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Gameslast_img read more

Raptors ground Hawks

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kyle Lowry had 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as the Raptors snapped a two-game skid. Seven players finished in double figures for the Raptors.Dennis Schroder scored 14 points and Taurean Prince and Marco Belinelli each had 10 for the Hawks. Atlanta was coming off Friday’s rally to beat New York, but it had nothing left after leading by one point late in the first quarter.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 shutoutToronto scored 39 points in the second and faced no danger of another third-quarter meltdown that proved costly this week at New York and Indiana. The lead surged to 36 by the 9-minute mark of the third on Serge Ibaka’s short jumper, and the Raptors went up a game-high 45 in the fourth.Toronto’s bench outscored the Hawks’ reserves 43-14 by halftime as Powell, Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam each scored in double figures (Powell 13 and Siakam 13, Poeltl 12.) Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa There were plenty of second-quarter highlights for Toronto but one of the best came in the final minute, when Lowry ripped the ball from John Collins and passed upcourt to DeRozan at the 3-point line. DeRozan immediately did a tip-pass for an alley-oop that Siakam slammed down for a 67-39 lead.The victory set the Raptors up for what could be an easy next three weeks as they play just one opponent that’s currently over .500.TIP-INSRaptors: DeRozan’s streak of 113 consecutive games in double digits, one shy of Lowry’s franchise-best mark, was snapped. … In Friday’s loss at Indiana, Lowry became the first Toronto player to have consecutive games in leading the team in points, rebounds and assists. … F C.J. Miles missed his second straight game to stay home for his daughter’s birth.Hawks: C Miles Plumlee, acquired in the offseason trade that shipped Dwight Howard to Charlotte, finally made his Atlanta debut late in the fourth and went scoreless with no rebounds in nine minutes. The Hawks would like to get something more from Plumlee, who’s in the second season of a four-year, $52 million contract, but has been sidelined recently with a strained quadriceps.ADVERTISEMENT Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 UP NEXTRaptors: Host Charlotte on Wednesday.Hawks: Host Cleveland on Thursday. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) vie for the ball during the first half of a NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Norman Powell scored 17 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 and the Toronto Raptors blew out the Atlanta Hawks 112-78 on Saturday night.Toronto dominated the game so completely that it needed just 28 minutes from DeMar DeRozan, one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers. DeRozan handed out a game-high eight assists and finished with just two points on 1-for-5 shooting before sitting out the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT McCollum fuels Blazers rally past Wizards Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

North Korea expecting visit from Dennis Rodman

first_imgIn 2014, he arranged a basketball game with other former NBA players and North Koreans and regaled leader Kim Jong Un with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” On the same trip, he suggested an American missionary was at fault for his own imprisonment in North Korea, remarks for which he later apologized.A foreign ministry official who spoke to the AP in Pyongyang confirmed Rodman was expected to arrive Tuesday but could not provide details. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the ministry had not issued a formal statement. CNN reported Rodman was in Beijing, his expected departure point for a flight to the North Korean capital.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAny visit by a high-profile American is a political minefield and Rodman has been criticized for failing to use his influence on leaders who are otherwise isolated diplomatically from the rest of the world.Americans are regarded as enemies in North Korea since the two countries never signed a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. Thousands of U.S. troops are based in South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage This combination of file photos shows former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang, North Korea on Dec. 20, 2013, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. North Korea on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, is expecting another visit by Rodman, who has made several trips to the country but has been criticized for insensitive comments and for regaling leader Kim Jong Un with “Happy Birthday” in 2014. It would be his first visit to the country since President Donald Trump took office (AP Photos/David Guttenfelder, Wong Maye-E, Files)BEIJING — North Korea is expecting another visit by former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman on Tuesday in what would be his first to the country since President Donald Trump took office.Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on each of his past visits but has been roundly criticized for doing so during a time of high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over its weapons programs.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SMB levels up MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? 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 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

PBA: Hotshots pound Elite in fourth quarter for first win

first_imgView comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ A 3-pointer by Allein Maliksi and back-to-back layups by Mark Barroca and Rome dela Rosa made it, 99-79, with 3:28 left.The Hotshots foiled JP Erram’s big night. The former Ateneo slotman shone on both ends and nearly had a triple-double with 11 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks for the Elite, who dropped to 0-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress 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 Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ ‘Greek Freak’ working on improving shooting ahead of NBA season LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We just wanted to limit Blackwater to under 90 points. We tightened our defense in the second half,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero.“We can always depend on PJ. He stepped up when Blackwater was mounting a rally,” Victolero said in Filipino. “It was big for us when Simpson went out because he was really attacking basket, but it happens and this time, the breaks of the game went to us.”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 starsThe Elite kept the game within reach until Simpson got hurt with still 11:36 left and did not return.Blackwater was within five, 75-70, before Simpson was subbed out. Star went on a 24-9 run capped with Simpson rendered helpless on the bench. PBA IMAGESStar capitalized on the absence of opposing import Trevis Simpson in the fourth quarter to beat a hard-fighting Blackwater side, 103-86, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Veteran guard PJ Simon had a throwback performance with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field as he and Ian Sangalang, who collected 14 points and five rebounds, gave the Hotshots a big lift off the bench.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Beermen trip KaTropa in first meeting since PBA Comm’s Cup finals

first_imgCraig struggled mightily going 8-of-25 from the field and scoring just 16 points with six turnovers. He did, however, grabbed 18 rebounds and had three steals. “I don’t know how we won this game because we were very tentative at the start of the game,” SMB head coach Leo Austria told reporters at Smart Araneta Coliseum.There was hype heading into the game being that it was the two teams’ first meeting since Game 6 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals where the Beermen won their fifth championship in three seasons.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 starsAustria, however, downplayed the finals rematch with the duel happening early in the conference.“This is not a barometer whether you’re a strong team or not. This is just the start of the conference,” he said. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teng downplays latest feat, says anyone from Thunder can step up Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer scraped past TNT, 97-91, Wednesday night in a heated game that saw several dustups and trash talk between two rivals.Reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo made his presence felt on both ends of the floor with 27 points, six rebounds and five blocks for the Beermen, who improved to 2-0 in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES MOST READ But the players knew differently. The intensity was high and the physicality was above normal that resulted to the likes of Beermen’s Chris Ross and engaging in sporadic commotions with KaTropa’s Michael Craig, Roger Pogoy, Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo.The Beermen leaned on Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter in the fourth quarter, where they extended a one-point lead to 14, 93-79, late.Fajardo scored 12 in the final frame while Lassiter unleashed 10 of his 16 points in the period.Wendell McKines added 22 points and nine rebounds for San Miguel, which had 20 more free throw attempts than TNT.The KaTropa, who blew and early 10-point lead, went to the line just eight times while the Beermen went 19-of-28 from the line.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Thanks for pushing us for better CWG preparations: CM to media

first_imgThe media on Friday got a “thank you” from Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for keeping her government on its toes by criticising the preparations for the Commonwealth Games and thus “pushing it” to make the event a success.”I would thank media for pushing us to deliver. When the push came, we got encouragement to redouble our efforts,” Dikshit said addressing a function here.The Chief Minister, admitting some delays in some of the projects, however said the city will host the best-ever Commonwealth Games in history.”Two-three months back, people thought we will not be able to complete the projects and the event will not be successful. Today, I can confidently say that it will be the best in the history,” Dikshit said.Blaming the “unprecedented rains” for the delays, she said all the infrastructure projects will be completed well ahead of the commencement of the event on October 3.”Nobody had imagined that we will have such unprecedented rains this year,” she said.”Delhi will wear a different image after 10-12 days as all the projects will be completed,” she said also complimenting her Cabinet colleagues and top officials for their “hard work”.The Chief Minister rejected criticism about sub-standard quality of work and said highest standard of quality has been maintained in all the projects.PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chouhan said the Barapullah Nallah elevated road, linking Games Village with Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, will be inaugurated on September 19.Addressing the gathering, he said neither Lord Indra, the god of rains nor Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, a bitter critic of the Games, will succeed in not making the event a success.advertisementlast_img read more

Backache fails to deter Sudhir from ‘lifting’ bronze

first_imgSudhir Kumar kept the Indian flag flying high at the Commonwealth Games as he lifted a total of 297kg to win bronze in the men’s 77kg weightlifting at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. Sudhir lifted 131kg in his first attempt at snatch but failed to lift 136kg in his second and third attempts.In clean and jerk, he lifted 161kg in the first attempt and 166kg in the second, but failed to lift 171kg in his final attempt, thereby ending up in the third spot. Sudhir said it was mixed day for him. “It was a good day as I won a medal but it was a bad day as far as my performance is concerned,” he said. Sudhir said his snatch round was ‘pathetic’ because if he had lifted a good weight, he would definitely have won gold. “I had no pressure to perform well but I had a back injury. I am happy that at least I won the medal.”Weightlifting coach Harnam Singh admitted Sudhir’s performance was not good. “This medal was really unexpected but we got it. Sudhir did not perform well but something is better than nothing,” he said. Yukio Peter of Nauru won gold with a combined total of 333kg after a snatch of 148kg and clean and jerk of 185kg. Australia’s Ben Turner bagged silver by lifting a total weight of 308kg.Nigerian Felix Cobham Ekpo matched Peter with 148kg in snatch, but the Nauruan beat the competition when he opened the clean and jerk with a lift of 185kg to set a new Commonwealth Games record. Turner, who won gold in the 69kg division in Melbourne, was at his best. He lifted 133kg in snatch and 175kg in clean and jerk. Nauru coach and the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation secretary general Paul Coffa said it was not their best show.advertisement”He could have done better as he is in great form these days. Before coming to the Delhi Games, he had a minor injury and may be that is why he could not perform well,” Coffa said.last_img read more

‘The World Cup will be our best gift to Sachin’

first_imgThe World Cup is returning to India – and the sub-continent – after 15 years.Sachin Tendulkar is all set for the World Cup. APOurs is the No. 1 Test team in the world, we are among the top ODI teams and we have been the T20 world champions. With the World Cup not very far off, I can already sense the enthusiasm, especially after the Indian team’s sterling performance in the tough Test series against South Africa.The World Cup would be a big attraction not only here but outside India as well. The weather in February will be perfect and it will be a brilliant spectacle.The ninth edition of the showpiece event will give an even greater boost to the game, especially in the rural areas.People of all ages will get to see the best players in action on their soil. Even though the original plan was to have the World Cup in the entire subcontinent, including Pakistan, it couldn’t happen. People in Pakistan are disappointed and so are we, because if there’s anything that binds us, it is our shared passion for cricket. Our players and peoples have had a close relationship, and therefore it is sad that there won’t be any matches there because of security issues.Coming to the game, all eyes naturally will be on the Indian team. Though the final squad has not been announced yet, the concern that is uppermost in my mind is the spate of injuries. Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan have had serious fitness issues and they will sit out the ODI series in South Africa. Once that gets over, the players with injuries must be given time for recuperation and a lot of physiotherapy.advertisementIf one looks at the team, Gambhir, Sehwag and Virat Kohli have been in tremendous form. Sachin Tendulkar is as young as ever and M.S. Dhoni is doing very well. Our batting and bowling look very good and we have done well against Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa in recent ODIs.That makes India the No. 1 contender for the World Cup. You need batsmen who can bowl handy parttime spin in ODIs, so players like Yusuf Pathan will be crucial. Apart from India, I believe England too has a good chance. It’s a young and talented side high on morale after its spectacular Ashes win. And they have very good depth in fast bowling and a top-class spinner in Graeme Swann.Personally, I feel it is time the Indian team gives a perfect gift to Sachin Tendulkar, who most probably will be playing his last World Cup. He has given so much to the Indian team, it is time the players gave something back to him. The World Cup, perhaps?-Chetan Chauhan was a member of the Indian team that lifted the 1983 World Cup under Kapil Dev’s captaincylast_img read more

How do cheergirls help cricket, PSC asks BCCI

first_imgHow do cheergirls promote the cause of cricket? Why are players auctioned like “gladiators” in IPL system of cricket?Hyderabad IPL team cheergirls.These were some of the questions that members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance posed to top BCCI officials, including its president Shashank Manohar, secretary N Srinivasan and IPL commissioner Chirayu Amin during a hearing on financial transactions related to the conduct of IPL.While the BCCI top brass claimed that IPL would help the cause of cricket and attract more talent, it was at loss to explain the role of cheergirls, sources said.It is learnt that the BCCI officials put the onus of introducing the concept on sacked IPL chief Lalit Modi.Some of the members of the committee, headed by BJP MP Yashwant Sinha, also questioned the concept of auctioning the players like “gladiators”. They said it reminded them of the Roman empire when men were sold to bidders on the basis of their physical strength.Manohar, Srinivasan and Amin were quizzed by the MPs for about two-and-a-half hours about the alleged FEMA violations.The BCCI was asked about the funding pattern of the highly popular IPL and the methods adopted for payment to foreign and Indian players.The committee also sought details of the expenses incurred on the conduct of the second edition of the tournament in South Africa in 2009. The IPL was held in South Africa in 2009 due to a clash of dates with the general elections in India.With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

WC: ICC to probe Ponting rage episode

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) will investigate the controversy involving Australian captain Ricky Ponting , who had smashed an LCD TV in Ahmedabad during a World Cup Group A match against Zimbabwe .ICC General Manager Dave Richardson said that the game’s governing body would investigate the entire episode and take action if necessary.In a fit of rage after being run out during Monday’s game, Ponting had hurled his gloves on the LCD TV reducing it to pieces when the replay of his dismissal was being played on the screens.Denying the reports, Cricket Australia had termed them to be mere media exaggeration. The Gujarat Cricket Association had lodged an official complaint with the BCCI and ICC.last_img