Korea Open gold confidence-booster for Lopez ahead of SEA Games

first_imgView comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Thailand, Korea top respective groups at end of AVC pool stages 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “We’re simulating what we’re going to expect in the ring in training so when the pressure’s there we know what to do,” said Lopez. “We definitely prepared not only physically but also mentally. I think we have a good chance of performing and giving our best.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READcenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gold medalist Pauline Lopez of the Philippines during the 28th SEA Games womens under 57kg finalheld at the Singapore Expo Hall 2 after defeating Thi Thu Hien Pham of Vietnam.INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAPauline Lopez has just started her young UAAP career with a the Rookie of the Year award for Season 79, but the 20-year-old jin’s accomplishments goes beyond the collegiate league.Fresh from winning gold in the Korea Open back in July, the Atenean is also set to compete in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games in the taekwondo kyorugi ender 62kg division.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lopez said her triumph in the International Taekwondo Championships served as gauge on how she has improved and it also helped her confidence going into the regional games.“The Korea Open was a very hard tournament… and what I did was just give my best and I was able to gauge myself where I am right now,” said Lopez during the athlete send off Friday at Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It definitely gave me the self confidence and just the confidence to know that I can do this.”Lopez, though, fought in the lighter weight class of featherweight in the Korea Open but constant training since January, she said, will help her prepare for Kuala Lumpur.last_img read more

Devance on Ginebra-Meralco rivalry: ‘We hate each other’

first_imgTNT coach Racela says Ginebra rookie Ferrer best player of Game 4 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody “If we thought [the TNT series] is gonna be a battle, this next series is going to be a battle. We’re full aware of the challenges that they’re gonna present to us, so we’ll see what happens.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up PBA IMAGESAsk, and you shall receive.That’s exactly what Joe Devance has to say for Jared Dillinger as Ginebra and Meralco meet for the second straight time in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Channelling his inner pro wrestler, the Gin Kings forward only has one thing in mind in response to the Bolts slasher being repeatedly vocal in his desire to have the rematch.“I’m a heel,” Devance said, alluding to the pro wrestling parlance of a bad guy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’m gonna hit Dillinger. I’m gonna punch him right in the stomach,” he joked.Devance knows that as much trash talk players from both teams fire on social media, they are all aware that it’s all fun and games as they all look forward to silencing each other on the court. “I’m just playing. You know, it’s all in good fun, good sportsmanship. You know it’s competitiveness. You know we’re just gonna come out and fight, whatever team wants it more is gonna get it,” he said, sharing that he’s good friends with a lot of Fil-Am players on the other camp.Meralco has been aching to get back at Ginebra after its runner-up finish in last year’s Governors’ Cup Finals, where it lost in heartbreaking fashion in Game 6.Devance knows how motivated the Bolts will be, and is hoping that emotions won’t spill out of the court just like what happened in the Gin Kings’ semifinals series against TNT.Being the last two teams standing from the rival companies, Devance admitted there’s bad blood between Ginebra and Meralco.“I don’t want to say we hate each other, but we hate each other. I mean with MVP and Mr. Ang, it’s just how it is,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Stags earn another shot

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Costelo also shone in the final quarter, pouring nine of his 13 points for the Stags, who will clash with third seed Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers in the next phase of the stepladder semifinals on Friday. The survivor of the duel will go up against second seed San Beda with the winner advancing to the finals against unbeaten Lyceum.“I think we deserve to be in the Final Four,” said Macaraya.The Knights tied the game for the last time at 69 before Costelo hit a teardrop with 44 seconds remaining.“One of our concerns this season is that we don’t have an import and we didn’t have the ceiling,” said Macaraya. “But the team showed heart, the character and desire to win and to reach the Final Four.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Batang Pinoy: Jabol captures long jump, 100-m dash titles just minutes apart Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I wanted to win it for coach,” said Calisaan in Filipino. “He took me in and gave me a chance despite my accident last year.”The 6-foot-4 Calisaan gave Macaraya a fitting gift for his 56th birthday as he fired a career-best 36 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power the Stags to a 74-69 victory over the Knights that sent San Sebastian to the next round of the stepladder semifinals of NCAA Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I told him he had to make the most out of his second life,” said Macaraya, referring to Calisaan, who sustained near-fatal injuries due to a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Sta. Rita, Pampanga. “That accident was the turning point for him.”Calisaan nailed the biggest shot of the Stags’ season so far with a triple off a pass from Ryan Costelo with 18 seconds remaining, sealing the win after a nip-and-tuck final period. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set As he took the Mall of Asia Arena floor for the do-or-die clash with Letran on coach Egay Macaraya’s birthday, San Sebastian stalwart Michael Calisaan thought about the time when his mentor had not given up on him despite a motorcycle accident more than a year ago that nearly took his life.For Calisaan, there was no better time to repay the faith shown to him by Macaraya over the past year with the Stags’ season on the line and a first Final Four appearance in four years within reach.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Bundit status as Ateneo volleyball coach in limbo

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTai Bundit’s days at the helm of the Ateneo Lady Eagles may come to an end.Lady Eagles team manager Tony Boy Liao said Saturday Ateneo officials will meet on Monday to talk about whether Bundit, a the two-time UAAP champion coach, will continue his job in Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Liao said the final discussion would include Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin.Bundit led the Lady Eagles to their only two titles in the UAAP with three-time MVP Alyssa Valdez blossoming into one of the sport’s most recognizable figures.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLiao said Bundit is “on leave for a week” as per orders of Ateneo Athletics Director Em Fernandez. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Cone can’t wait to tell good pal Spoelstra about PBA record crowd It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

Amid troubled World Cup sales, FIFA set to hit $5.66B target

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Palace ‘not bothered’ by Trump OK on US ban vs De Lima jailers PLAY LIST 02:31Palace ‘not bothered’ by Trump OK on US ban vs De Lima jailers01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo02:14Carpio 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 “The job we have to do is make sure that our financial projections, our budget numbers, are delivered. And they will be delivered,” he said.FIFA does not disclose values of individual deals, though the tier of regional sponsors earned $4 million in 2016 from Russia’s Alfa-Bank, according to the soccer body’s financial report.Le Floc’h inherited a sales plan that was unproven even before FIFA, and its already battered image, were rocked in May 2015 when American and Swiss federal prosecutors unsealed sweeping investigations of corruption.In the fallout, FIFA’s then-heads of marketing and broadcast sales left though neither was publicly implicated.The backdrop to 2018 World Cup sales — typically in two-tournament deals with the 2022 edition — has included uncertainty over FIFA’s exposure to prosecution, falling oil prices, sanctions imposed on Russian businessmen, and issues with the next host in line, Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE- In this Sunday, July 13, 2014 file photo, German players celebrate with the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA’s top salesman insists the 2018 World Cup will make its income target even after taking a financial hit from Italy and the United States failing to qualify. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)MOSCOW — Even taking a financial hit from Italy and the United States failing to qualify, FIFA’s top salesman insists the 2018 World Cup will make its income target.Italy’s loss in the playoffs wiped tens of millions of dollars off the value of an unsold broadcasting deal. One of FIFA’s most valuable markets is typically worth $200 million per World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Woods returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas The surprise U.S. elimination — as Panama qualified — affects finding four North American sponsors in a new, and stalled, regional sales program. Just one of 20 slots has sold worldwide, to an oligarch-owned bank in host nation Russia.“Everybody is annoyed with the non-qualification of the U.S. which was not expected, to be honest,” said FIFA commercial director Philippe Le Floc’h, who has targeted deals with American tech firms.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkStill, the French-Swiss official insists FIFA will reach a $5.66 billion income target for the 2015-18 sales period even with gaps in the lineup of 34 potential sponsors.“Obviously the more positions we fill the better. On the other hand, we are not going to go cheap,” Le Floc’h told The Associated Press on Thursday in his first media interview since joining FIFA 14 months ago. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “They are leaders in their country, they have ambitions to tackle the world,” Le Floc’h said. “And football is the best vector of communications.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES “It is complicated, especially in a market where (potential partners) see some crisis around,” Le Floc’h acknowledged.FIFA might not meet the $5.7 billion total revenue it reported for the 2014 World Cup. Then, some deals were signed a decade ago before the global financial downturn.“The bad time is behind us. In the end, we bring the biggest show on earth,” Le Floc’h said at FIFA’s hotel base in Moscow ahead of the 2018 tournament draw on Friday in the State Kremlin Palace.The World Cup is the most-watched sports event. More than 1 billion viewers saw some of the 2014 final, and a global average audience approached 600 million.Indeed, broadcast deals for 2018 struck six years ago — with Fox and Telemundo in the U.S. and the Qatar-owned network now called BeIN Sports — cushion FIFA from the sponsor problem.Expected $3 billion broadcast revenue for this World Cup rises from $2.43 billion for the 2014 edition. Sponsors sales were projected to drop by $100 million even before the U.S. team’s early exit.Europe is no longer a prime FIFA target, with the American west coast, Asia and Middle East home to more desirable tech-savvy sponsors.“We have a clear strategy to embrace our times,” said Le Floc’h, who previously worked on World Cup sales until 2000 with the ISL agency. “We are going to be more tuned to the digital era, to be more technological.”The next deal, likely in Russia, could soon be announced with “two good conversations in the pipeline. I can maybe tell you more next week.”More trade with China is also likely, joining 2018 World Cup sponsors Wanda Group, and consumer electronics firms Hisense and Vivo. View commentslast_img read more

Mickelson ends longest drought with playoff win in Mexico

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phil Mickelson, of the U.S., poses with his Mexico Championship trophy at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY — The shot through a gap in the trees only he could see. The two birdies he had to have when time was running out.Phil Mickelson finally looked like the Lefty of old Sunday in the Mexico Championship, especially when a final round of pressure, possibilities and dramatic shots that kept the crowd buzzing finally ended at Chapultepec Golf Club.ADVERTISEMENT The disappointment was tempered only by his start — Thomas was 11 shots back going into the weekend — and by the guy who beat him.“Man, there’s nothing for me to hang my head about,” Thomas said. “To even have a chance to win this golf tournament after where I was through 18, through 36 holes, I’m very proud of myself. Obviously, I would have loved to drum him out there in that playoff, but I’m just happy for him. … He’s playing some great golf.”Mickelson, his confidence higher than the altitude in Mexico City, believes this is just the start.“I don’t think that this is the peak,” he said. “I think I’m going to continue to get better.”This was far more than a duel between Mickelson and Thomas, who is 23 years younger. Tyrrell Hatton was right there, stride for stride, putting four straight 3s on his card with a stretch he capped off with an eagle on the 15th to tie for the lead.But on the final hole, Hatton missed the green to the right, chipped 10 feet by and missed the par putt for a 67 to fall out of a playoff.“I can’t believe that I’m not at least in the playoff,” Hatton said, still seething over a par putt on the 18th that started bouncing right after he hit it.Mickelson won his third World Golf Championships title and, just a month after being on the verge of falling out of the top 50 in the world for the first time in two decades, moves to No. 18 in the world.Shubhankar Sharma, the 21-year-old from India who started with a two-shot lead, didn’t make his first birdie until the 12th hole. He finished with consecutive bogeys for a 74, six shots behind in a three-way tie for ninth. That will leave him on the bubble at No. 66 in the world for making it back to the next World Golf Championship, the Dell Match Play, in three weeks in Texas. Sharma first flies home for the Hero Indian Open next week.“A little bit disappointed,” Sharma said. “I was leading and I think I couldn’t finish it off today. But that’s what the game is about. And what I learned today, especially playing with Phil, I’ll cherish it forever.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hatton tied for third with Rafa Cabrera Bello, who holed a bunker shot for eagle on the opening hole and was among six players who had at least a share of the lead during the final round.Mickelson was the first player who appeared to seize control with a birdie on No. 10 to take the lead, and he was poised to pull away with a reachable par 5 at No. 11 and a drivable par 4 at No. 12.Instead, Lefty made it as entertaining as ever.Going for the green in light rough with the ball below his feet, he hooked it deep into the bushes right of the green, and played his next one when he could barely see the golf ball. His shot hit the gallery and stayed in the trees, and his fourth shot narrowly missed another tree before settling 10 feet away. He made bogey, and just like that, it was a sprint to the finish 7,800 feet above sea level.Mickelson made good on his pledge earlier this year that more victories were in store for him. He has four consecutive top 10s for the first time since 2005.That also was the last time he had won in a playoff.It all seems so long ago — playoffs, trophies, consistent play. Now he’s just more than a month away from the Masters, and feeling invigorated.And feeling like a winner. Mickelson, who closed with a 5-under 66, was at his best over the back nine with as many as six players still in the mix.Suddenly two shots behind when Thomas holed out from 119 yards for eagle on the 18th hole, Mickelson played a high-risk shot through the smallest of gaps in the trees to escape with par on the 14th hole. That’s when he saw the score, and he followed with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th and a 20-foot birdie on the 16th.Thomas, who won last week in a playoff at the Honda Classic, capped off a 62-64 weekend with more clutch play, no shot bigger than his sand wedge that bounced behind the flag and spun back into the cup on his final hole for eagle .The playoff — — the sixth in the last eight weeks on the PGA Tour — lasted only one hole on the par-3 17th, where Thomas made bogey for the second time.His gap wedge was too long, his chip too weak. Mickelson’s 18-foot birdie putt rimmed around the edge of the cup, and Thomas missed his par from just inside 10 feet.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ He was posing with the trophy.For the first time in 102 tournaments around the world, dating to the summer of 2013 when he won the British Open at Muirfield, the 47-year-old Mickelson showed he still had the stuff to beat players who weren’t even born when he collected the first of his 43 victories on the PGA Tour.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 folk“This is a very meaningful win,” Mickelson said after beating Justin Thomas in a playoff. “I can’t really put it into words given the tough times over the last four years, and the struggle to get here, and knowing that I was able to compete at this level but not doing it.“To finally break through and to have this validation means a lot to me.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

FEU didn’t show its real game in Ateneo loss, says Pons

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The Lady Eagles, though, had no plans letting them stretch that to five.Fresh from their four-set loss against De La Salle at the end of the first round, the Lady Eagles only had one thing in mind and that was to get back on the winning track.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 folkThe Lady Tamaraws, who were still at cloud nine before the start of the match, came crashing back to earth when the Lady Eagles swooped down on them in quick fashion, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17.“We were coming off a win, so the tendency was we would kind of relaxed a bit so we would slow down,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Ateneo was coming off a loss so they had nowhere to go but up.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Compton rues Alaska’s freethrow woes in quarterfinals exit FEU lost in every scoring area of the game with Ateneo taking a 38-27 advantage in spikes, a 6-4 edge in blocks, and a 5-3 lead in aces.“We had really high morale after the first round because we just came off a win so we were really confident that we can beat Ateneo,” said captain Bernadeth Pons in Filipino. “But that confidence was gone when we played, our desire to win didn’t materialize.”Pons, who was averaging 16 points a game before Ateneo, scored a season-low five points but she’s confident they can improve on their 5-3 record.“We have to find ourselves once more because what we displayed in that game wasn’t our real game,” said Pons. There are still more opponents for us to face so we’ll just have to bounce back.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Far Eastern University entered its match against Ateneo on Wednesday as the hottest team in the league with a four-game winning streak in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

Fajardo overcomes fatigue to help Beermen take 2-0 lead

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPlaying almost 50 minutes in San Miguel’s grueling 104-102 overtime victory against Ginebra in Game 2 in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, June Mar Fajardo admits that there were times in the game when fatigue got the better of him.“It’s really tiring because we’re playing hard on offense and defense,” he said in Filipino.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 Santos 3! 13.4 left. 95-all. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/Lh8kzOeadx— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 11, 2018 View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m thankful to my teammates,” said Fajardo, who had no second thoughts defraying the credit to his San Miguel peers. “I missed a lot of shots, but they were there for me. First it was Arwind, and then Marcio. They both made the big plays for us and I’m thankful that we got the win.”Fajardo couldn’t care any less for his individual numbers, knowing that his 33-point, 19 rebound and 2-block performance would have been moot had the Beermen failed to pull off the victory.But for the Cebuano giant, the Game 2 comeback from 15 points down is a good testament to how San Miguel’s continuous desire to win never wavers despite having won multiple championships the last three years.“We need to fight until the end. It will be hard for us had the series gone 1-1 because the momentum will be on their side. And Ginebra played really well. But they had their lapses and we had ours, and luckily, we were able to maximize on their lapses late,” he said.And the same will be the case for Game 3 on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena as the Beermen aim to close in on a return trip to the Finals.“We expect them to give their best next game because we know how hard it is to fight back from 0-3. But we have the same mentality, that we want to win Game 3 to increase our chances to advance to the finals,” he said. “We just have to be ready next game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ginebra’s Devance rues blown opportunities in Game 2 loss He had another costly miss in the waning seconds of the game. Good thing for San Miguel was that Marcio Lassiter was there for the followup to win the game with 3.2 seconds to spare.Here’s that game-winning play! #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/UVX34O0BVd— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 11, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That exhaustion was evident in the crucial stages of the game that could’ve caused the Beermen the victory.Fajardo missed his close attempts late in regulation, but was fortunate to have Arwind Santos get the ball from the top of the arc and drill the game-tying trey to force OT.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 folk Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

PH U18 handball team makes IHF Trophy Finals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lance Armstrong to pay $5M settlement in US fraud case – lawyer Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES The team, making a strong case for inclusion in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, is guided by head coach Joanna Franquelli, Jamael Pangandaman, Aurora Adriano, Luzviminda Pacubas and JC Pangilinan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ “We are going all out and the boys showed that they’ve got what it takes to win the title,” said Philippine Handball Federation secretary general Ernesto Jay Adalem.The Philippines kept the match close all throughout and was leading, 30-28, in the final two minutes before Malaysia launched a last-ditch effort that the Filipinos managed to hold off.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 crownVan Jacob Baccay topscored with six goals for the PH squad, whose strength is the presence of several scoring threats.Rey Joshua Tabuso added five goals, while Pedro Balisi III, Carl Stephen Francisco, Juan Sancho Henson, Andre Abangan and Juan Carlos Miguel Pierra each chipped in three goals. Philippine U18 handball team.The Philippine U18 handball team continued its upset run late Thursday after edging host Malaysia, 30-29, to barge into the finals of the IHF Trophy in Shah Alam, Selangor.The Filipinos, initially targetting just to have a podium finish, will now dispute the title against regional power Thailand Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

PVL: Tacloban trips Iriga-Navy, forces three-way tie for 4th

first_imgTacloban bounced back from a disappointing loss took down Iriga-Navy  25-20, 25-22, 27-25, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The Fighting Warays, who suffered a  25-14, 27-25, 26-24 defeat to  Creamline, stopped their two-game skid and improved to 3-3 to create a three-way tie at the fourth spot PayMaya and PetroGazz.Despite the win, Tacloban head coach Nes Pamilar said he wants his players to stop their tendency of slowing down when handling a big 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“I told them that the game’s not yet over and they’re already relaxing,” said Pamilar in Filipino. “The first ball is gone so I just reminded them that this happened before and this was always our mistake.”Tacloban held a 23-19 lead late in the third set after Kyle Negrito’s service ace but allowed Iriga-Navy to score four straight points for the 23-23 tie. With the score tied at 25-25, Shola Alvarez bounced the ball off the Lady Oragons’ defense before Macy Ubben’s counter landed beyond the baseline.Amporn led the Fighting Warays with 18 points while Patcharee Seangmuang, who replaced Sasiwimol Sangpan, added 11.Ubben had 20 points to lead the last-placed Lady Oragons who now have a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racist, anti-gay chants on rise in Russia ahead of World Cuplast_img read more