Yap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star

first_imgJames Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not everyday that you see James Yap go scoreless in a game.Rain or Shine’s game against Star on Sunday marked the first time Yap didn’t hit a single point since July 24 last year when he was still with the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Victolero pleased with Star’s effort despite loss to ROS View comments Star handily won the elimination duels in the first two conferences, and even swept the Elasto Painters, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.Yap believes Rain or Shine has already turned the page, not only on its rivalry against the Hotshots, but also on its overall campaign this conference and moving forward.“We’re more active on defense and we have a better communication. I think we can sustain this if we continue what we’re doing. We have to be consistent on defense and stick to our system,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT But the two-time PBA Most Valuable Player couldn’t care any less as Rain or Shine finally got one against his former team Star, 92-88, on Sunday.With Yap taking a backseat, the Elasto Painters exorcised their demons and nabbed a victory over the Hotshots, while also claiming their fourth win in six games this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.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“Of course, I’m happy. I’m thankful for my teammates because we finally got one,” said a relieved Yap, who saw limited minutes and went 0-of-2 from the field. “We’re 0-4 against them, so I’m just grateful to my teammates that even if I’m not inside, we’re still able to get the win.”Since the blockbuster trade that saw Yap and Paul Lee switch teams, Rain or Shine has yet to beat Star until Sunday. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:44Lorenzana wants to send new Navy warship to Palawan, Sulu Sea01:37Protesters 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

UAAP Starting 5: Week 7

first_imgKin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Juan Gomez de Liaño (UP Fighting Maroons)The rookie has proven that he can ball. In a game where the UP starters scored just a combined 17 points, Juan Gomez de Liaño put the Fighting Maroons on his back. Gomez de Liaño put up 22 points, 10 in the fourth, in a losing effort against the Red Warriors. Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto is clutch, there’s no other way of going around it. The Blue Eagle showed his chops in Ateneo’s 76-75 win against La Salle this season and he displayed it again in the second round. Nieto willed Ateneo to a 70-59 win over Far Eastern University scoring 14 points and pulling down six rebounds.What impressed the most was Nieto scored half of his total points in the fourth quarter, two points shy of matching FEU’s total output in the period. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Santillan scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as he helped La Salle take an 80-74 victory.Guard: J-Jay Alejandro (NU Bulldogs)J-Jay Alejandro became the walking manifestation of a stat sheet this week.NU’s veteran wingman flirted with a triple-double in both of the Bulldogs’ two games this week.Alejandro averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, and 6.5 assists.Guard: Ricci Rivero (De La Salle Green Archers)Ricci Rivero has risen as one of La Salle’s main options.Of course there’s still Mbala in the middle but Rivero can provide the same scoring punch the big man regularly brings.In La Salle’s lone game this week, Rivero put up 17 points to lead La Salle to an 8-2 record. Honorable mentions: Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Angle, The Shield reign supreme at WWE TLC Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments MOST READcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Mbala still produced respectable numbers this week putting up 15 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks against in the Green Archers’ 80-74 win over Adamson University but Gaye got the better of him this time.Forward: Alvin Pasaol (UE Red Warriors)Alvin Pasaol first reached superstar status when he torched La Salle for 49 points in University of the East’s penultimate game in the first round.And that scoring spurt was no fluke.The burly forward averaged 27 points and 12.5 rebounds this week as the Red Warriors split their two games and improved to an overall 3-7 to stay in the Final Four race.Pasaol closed off UE’s week with a 32-point, 13-rebound performance in its 73-64 win against University of the Philippines and scoring 14 fourth quarter points in the processForward: Santi Santillan (De La Salle Green Archers)Santi Santillan is often overlooked in the loaded frontline of La Salle especially since Mbala and the equally imposing Abu Tratter get the recognition.This week, however, saw Santillan prove that the Green Archers can rely on their lanky forward to get them out of sticky situations.The Soaring Falcons were basically going tit-for-tat with the Green Archers on Saturday but Santillan heeded the call to put La Salle on his back.  CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Center: Issa Gaye (NU Bulldogs)Well Ben Mbala can’t have all the fun.As the reigning MVP struggled, Issa Gaye took advantage and became the top man in the middle this week. Gaye averaged 15 points on 45% shooting, 10 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks to lead the Bulldogs to a 1-1 week and 4-6 overall.The NU big man capped off his week with 22 points, six rebounds, and six blocks in a win over University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters 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 Ateneo and De La Salle are still the top two teams, Adamson University is at a stable third place, and Far Eastern University is holding on to the fourth seed.National University and University of the Philippines are tied at fifth while University of the East can still crash the Final Four party. 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 shutoutUniversity of Santo Tomas, well, will just have to play its remaining four games out of formality.And with the league’s scenario explained, here are the players that made it happen. The Final Four is slowly starting to take shape.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:29Police 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 View comments Click here for more weather related news.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Organizers gave assurances that the Games were at no risk from earthquakes, with venues built to withstand even strong tremors. Sunday’s quake was measured at magnitude-4.7 by the US Geological Survey and was about 260 kilometers (160 miles) away.“All the facilities in the Games area are built so they can withstand strong earthquakes over 7.0… so I assure you there was no issue regarding these facilities,” said Sung Baik-you, spokesman for the Games organizers.Of more concern for the sparse crowds at the outdoor events will be the biting cold, which has already made Pyeongchang one of the chilliest Olympics on record — and which is set to dramatically worsen.‘Wear hats and gloves’Temperatures are forecast to plunge to -14 degrees Celsius (6.8 Fahrenheit) on Monday, will feel like a shivering -25C in the strong, mountainside wind.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers A volunteers protects himself from the cold weather at the Alpensia resort in Pyeongchang on February 11, 2018, during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIAn earthquake triggered an alert and high winds disrupted competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday, as officials warned of a severe freeze and urged fans to wrap up warm.After a bitterly cold first night of competition, a shallow 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the eastern portion of South Korea overnight, prompting warnings on mobile phones.ADVERTISEMENT “People are advised to dress warmly and wear hats and gloves to keep themselves warm,” warned Sung.The wind has made life tough so far for competitors, with several athletes complaining of difficult conditions.“The conditions were pretty crazy today just because of the wind,” said Canada’s Max Parrot, after finishing second in the men’s slopestyle snowboarding on Sunday.“Sometimes we have front winds, sometimes we have tailwinds. I think we could all see the difficulty today in the runs.”The men’s ski jumping was particularly unpleasant, as the athletes had to contend with freezing cold at the top of the hill as well as their nerves as the delayed competition dragged on.“It was cold as ice up there,” said Austria’s Michael Hayboeck, who finished 17th, while Poland’s Dawid Kubacki said the wind made the competition “a lottery.”“It was really bad for me, what I can do?” he asked. “It’s something I have no influence on. I need to jump in the conditions when they let me go.”However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the ski jumpers were never in danger.“Athlete safety is our number one concern,” said spokesman Mark Adams. “All these venues are organized in very close contact with the federations.“We’re very, very confident the federations and athletes know what they can and can’t do.”center_img Blatche ‘super excited’ to rejoin Gilas John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Early on Sunday, ski officials were forced to postpone the showpiece men’s downhill until Thursday as buffeting winds made the high-speed slope too dangerous for competition.Later, the women’s slopestyle snowboarding also fell victim to the wind, as the qualifying session was scrapped with riders going straight into the final on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt comes after the first ski jumping final finished more than an hour behind schedule, past midnight on Saturday, as competitors were held up by swirling winds.As if to complete the set of extreme conditions, an alert warning of a high risk of fire — given the dry, windy weather — also flashed up on mobile phones on Sunday. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Caram provides spark to revive Bolts’ playoff bid

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESBOCAUE — “Never say die” has always been Ginebra’s mantra.But on Sunday, it seemed like the tables were turned when Meralco got one over its rivals.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fighting for survival in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, the Bolts clawed their way back from a 69-77 deficit in the fourth period to pull off a thrilling 84-82 victory to stay alive in the playoff race.“We want to be known as a team that doesn’t give up even if we’re undermanned,” said Meralco playmaker Anjo Caram, who was one of the team’s unsung heroes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMissing key guys like Ranidel de Ocampo, Jared Dillinger, and now, Cliff Hodge due to an MCL sprain, the diminutive guard proved to be the spark Meralco needed, firing a career-high 16 points to go with three rebounds.“We want to show it to the fans, to the company that we will fight until the end. We won’t give up and that’s how we honor the game which is to give our best every time,” he said. Read Next Caram admitted that his unlikely outburst made the victory sweeter as the Bolts got one over the Gin Kings, their tormentor the past two Governors’ Cup Finals.“It feels great that we won. First, because we want to make it to the quarters and coach told us that we had to win our remaining games and treat them as championship games, and second, going to this venue where we had lots of bad memories, it was a motivation for us to win over Ginebra,” he said.Despite coming out on top, Caram knows that there’s no time to revel as Meralco still sits outside the playoff bracket currently tied for ninth with TNT and Blackwater at 4-6.With one game left in its elimination round schedule, Caram and the rest of the Bolts have no choice but to go all-out as they try to make one last run to the quarterfinals on Saturday against Magnolia.“We have no other choice but to work for it. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. So we’ll treat that game as a championship game because if we lose, there’s no more tomorrow for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Meralco spoils Devance’s return with win over Ginebralast_img read more

Familiarity with Desiderio key in stopping UP, says Macaraya

first_imgLATEST STORIES Vital to the 64-51 win, Stags head coach Egay Macaraya said, was San Sebastian’s familiarity with Paul Desiderio.READ: Filoil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight winFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Desierio is practicing at San Sebastian also because of Café France, and the players know and see how great of a player Desiderio is,” said Macaraya as they improved to 6-1. “They tried to stop Desiderio and that was the key in the win today.”The person tasked with dogging Desiderio around was the 6-foot-2 forward Jason David who held the husky Maroon guard to two points on 0-8 shooting. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. French Open: Nadal wary of Thiem’s ‘huge potential’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ David, for his part, finished with 13 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals, and a block.He also shot a respectable 5-of-11 from the field.“Coach just told me to play defense and that will help us to win,” said David. “Our defense is the only weapon we have here.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Paul Desiderio puts the ball on the floor during the Fighting Maroons’ game against the Adamson Falcons. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian and University of the Philippines were both jockeying for a top spot in Group B of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.Both teams each had one loss prior to the Wednesday, and it was the Stags who walked away with their sixth straight lossADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Cone hopes Jaworski could attend every Ginebra game

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Smith’s status still unclear after early exit in TNT loss LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sonny Jaworski enters the Ginebra dugout at halftime. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/5WB15XrDHm— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) June 15, 2017ADVERTISEMENT View comments If coach Tim Cone had it his way, he’d love to have legend Robert “Sonny” Jaworski in attendance every Ginebra game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Boy, I just hope he comes every game,” he quipped.Jaworski once again went to the Gin Kings dugout and rallied the troops at halftime. The Gin Kings, though, were already well ahead at halftime, 61-47, and ran away with the 125-101 victory over TNT. Still, Cone cherishes the special attention given to them by the PBA great.“It’s always nice to see Senator Jaworski here. You feel so much better about yourself after that. I think we lost once when he came, but we’ve played well every time he’s come. So yeah, I think it’s great for the fans that he’s here and that they could see him in the flesh, especially the young fans,” he said.For Jaworski’s part, he shared that he didn’t say but he hoped to be the inspiration Ginebra needed to wage back from a 0-2 series deficit in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.“Nothing really. I just said ‘let’s go, adjust a little on defense” he said.“I think they came prepared, although they got to work more on their defense to really comeback. Honestly, I think they can do more and they can do better especially on defense. It’s just like a round robin on the other side. Meaning, there’s a lack of pressure. If they do that, they can win the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cone is hopeful that the players took Jaworski’s words to heart as the Gin Kings seek to force a deciding Game 5 and advance to their third straight Finals appearance.“We needed him to go there and say it on Game 4 and Game 5,” the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor joked. “It’s nice to have him here. Hopefully, he could keep coming. His presence casts a big shadow on the team. He blocks the sun for us. He’s such a huge presence for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

Standhardinger arrives from Germany, attends first Gilas practice

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Only 7 players show up at PH volleyball team training Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonHighly-touted forward Christian Standhardinger finally showed up at Gilas Pilipinas’ Wednesday afternoon practice at Meralco Gym.The 27-year-old Fil-German made his first public appearance with the national team as he is set to be a part of the Philippines’ squad for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Standhardinger arrived late Tuesday night from Germany and was welcomed to the team by SBP president Al Panlilio, coach Chot Reyes, and team manager Butch Antonio.Also joining the team’s practices for the first time were Mac Belo, who just recovered from a torn meniscus surgery, and Jio Jalalon, who was coming off a flu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlso attending the sessions were SEA Games-bound players Kobe Paras, Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Ray Parks, Carl Bryan Cruz, Raymar Jose, Von Pessumal, and Almond Vosotros, as well as fellow cadets Matthew Wright, Ed Daquioag, and Fonzo Gotladera.Jones Cup import Mike Myers was also on hand for the sessions. View commentslast_img read more

Pocari eyes 2nd win, tests Perlas

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Hats off to Sen. Manny: Was he honestly beaten? 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 View comments Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Last conference’s finalist BaliPure and fan favorite Creamline will also attempt to notch a second victory as they lock horns in the other match.Pocari Sweat’s new coach, Rico de Guzman, said they still had many things to improve on, including service reception—which caused them trouble against the Lady Maroons.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 starsBut team captain Myla Pablo said she was confident her teammates would get around and summon the championship form that enabled them to win the league’s previous three titles. Defending champion Pocari Sweat and two other teams gun for win No. 2 when the Premier Volleyball League resumes Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Pocari Sweat, which downed hard-fighting University of the Philippines last Sunday, will battle Perlas-BanKo, which is coming off a defeat at the hands of Air Force in the opener.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Vicente hopes for continuous volleyball program after Macandili plum

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Filipino fans make Korea star Kim Yeon-koung feel at home Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “This is why we need to just trust on a continuous program for a national team,” said Vicente Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena.CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines team for the AVC and the upcoming Southeast Asian Games was formed just few months before the grueling August stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingVicente added that other positions could also win individual awards in international tournaments and not just the Best Libero plum.“Let’s be patient, let’s support the national team,” said Vicente. “For me we should all be united and stop the crab mentality that we drag other players down.” 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 National team head coach Francis Vicente. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Philippine head coach Francis Vicente had a high vantage point as he watched his defensive ace Dawn Macandili claim the second Best Libero award in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship.And as the national mentor looked on, he immediately knew a perpetual volleyball program for the country can produce more players like Dawn Macandili.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Village ready for Games extravaganza

first_imgA lot has been written about it. You may have seen it from a distance everyday. But the enigma of what the Commonwealth Games Village hides is finally unravelled. Here’s an inside view of what makes it special, days before its soft launch on Friday.PUTTING FITNESS FIRSTOne of the two practice swimming pools built to international standards. Photo: Naveen Jora/ Mail TodayThe Games Village is perhaps the largest and most ambitious in scale compared to others built in recent times, including the Melbourne and Beijing VillagesNot just the guests’ lodging place, this Games Village combines the residential and sporting requirements of the athletes at one placeThe Village boasts of world-class open-air athletic tracks and indoor training halls for weightlifters, gymnasts and wrestlersIt has two world-class covered swimming pools of international size – 50×25 m. There is a leisure pool for beginners, but there are no diving options in these poolsThere is a gymnasium and spa for athletes and guests accompanying them. All these facilities can be used round-the-clock59.28 hectares is the total area of the Games Village, which includes practice venues, residential complexes, open/green spaces and logistics enclosures76 is the total number of engineers involved in the job71 is the number of participating countriesLEISURE AND SECURITYThe International Social Hub will be abuzz once the 8,000 guests settle in. It is a temporary structure and will have gift galleries, ATMs, a pharmacy, telephone booths and a coffee shopThere will be a bar and parlours with massage and spa facilitiesThere is an open-air theatre and 71 musical fountains with names of all the visiting nationsThere will be three entry and exit points. Gate 1 will be used by Village guests/officials, Gate 2 for Media/VIP/and participants’ families and Gate 3 for the workforceA segregated security plan is in place for guests, officials and VIPs, logistics and support staffNon-accredited vehicles will be parked at the periphery; VIP vehicles can go straight up to the International Zone. Athletes can move in and out any timeThe outer security fence is a 3-m wall with concertina wire on top and CCTV monitoringThe vehicular check point shall have scanners, hand-held and door frame metal detectors. The OC has hired small buses to be used for shuttle services within the VillageHOUSINGadvertisementOne of the completed three-bedroom sets in Games Village. Photo: Naveen Jora/Mail TodayThe 4,008 rooms in 1,168 flats are all set to welcome the visitorsOrganising Committee is installing TV sets, fridge, bathroom toileteries and kitchen appliancesThese flats are housed in 31 towersThe participating countries plan to identify their towers with a distinct colour, giving the residential complex a colourful and multi-national identityTRANSPORTThe Transport Mall is a spacious temporary area for ferrying playersIt is right next to the main boulevardIt can handle 22 buses in arrival and departure concourse and an additional 20 buses would be put on standby parking within the Village9000is the number of workers during peak construction period who made it happen500crore is the cost of the Games Village project (excluding the residential complex)GASTRONOMYEntry to the residential area at the Games Village. Photo: Naveen Jora/Mail TodayAbout 250 chefs will cook 36,000 meals everyday for about 8,000 Village guestsSpread over 1,000 sq m, it is the largest kitchen in Asia. The dinning space can accommodate 2,300 guests who will be served by a 700-strong workforceFood from six continents will be on platter in cyclic menu. Expat chefs will offer the cuisinesThere have been demands for ‘authentic’ Indian food. Chicken tikka, kebabs, naan, yellow dal, chat, dosa, vada and may be, dalia will be on the breakfast menuRaw materials are being stocked and the first meal will be on the table on Mondaylast_img read more