UAAP Volleyball Preview: Changing the mindset priority for Adamson

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Adamson Lady Falcons during their training for the upcoming UAAP women’s volleyball season. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netHead coach: Airess PaddaLast season: 3-11 (7th)Key losses: Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, Fhen EmnasKey addition: Chrislyn UyAdamson University took the phrase “out with the old, in with the new” quite literally.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re the underdog this year and when you look at us, you don’t see a big team with a lot of height,” said Padda.“A lot of girls coming into the program had the mindset of being like ‘oh we’re always good at defense but we don’t win, or we’re never in the Final Four,’ it’s all about the mindset and changing that because as an athlete if you don’t believe of accomplishing something you won’t achieve it.”READ: Lady Falcons draw inspiration from men’s basketballBut odds are stacked against the Lady Falcons, whose tallest player Mary Joy Dacoron is six inches smaller than National U’s Jaja Santiago, who is listed as 6’5”.Adamson was also subject to a great deal of player departures with veterans Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, and Fhen Emnas leaving due to graduation.ADVERTISEMENT And with that so much experience gone, Padda is looking at Jema Galanza to take the captain’s role and take over Paat’s work as leader.READ: New coach brings mental toughness to ‘underdog’ Lady Falcons“She has the most experience, she’s considered the senior on our team even though she has one more playing year left,” said Padda. “She works hard and she’s always going for it and she’s consistent at that.”“She leads by example and that’s important.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Thunder top Mavs, frustrated Kanter breaks arm MOST READ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal View comments DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal After the sudden resignation of longtime head coach Sherwin Meneses, the Lady Falcons put septuagenarian mentor Domingo Custodio on interim basis but let him go after a subpar 3-11 record in Season 78.But this new season will be a whole new different for the Lady Falcons who now have the 31-year-old Airess Padda as their head coach and collegiate legends Angelique Tabaquero and Michelle Gumabao as the deputies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: Lady Falcons set to soar under new coach Padda is embracing the underdog mentality for the 2017 tournament but she is confident she has put in enough work to start the change in the culture of the Lady Falcons.last_img read more

Nabor shrugs off showdown against Morado in NU win

first_imgMOST READ Jaja Santiago and Jasmine Nabor – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen Jasmine Nabor matched up against one of the best setters in the UAAP, the lass from National University decided to just mind her own business.Nabor had two-time UAAP champion Jia Morado in her sights and in their first meeting this Season 79, it was the Lady Bulldog who would go out on top.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member What streak? Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board membercenter_img Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Not only did NU trump Ateneo in four sets, 25-17, 25-13, 19-25, 29-27, but Nabor produced better numbers than Morado.Nabor finished with eight points, more than NU attackers Aiko Urdas and Roma Doromal, while Morado had four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I’m just happy that I had the better game, but I am not focused on my matchup against Jia,” said Nabor Wednesday at San Juan Arena. “What I want is that we improve, and win, as a team.”Morado’s accolades as a setter is still miles ahead of Nabor’s with the Lady Eagle winning the Best Setter awards in three separate tournaments—the UAAP, Shakey’s V-League, and the 2015 ASEAN University Games. LATEST STORIES Nabor, though, tacked on a better setting game than Morado as she tallied a slim 43-40 advantage in the excellent set category.“Of course Jia’s multiple Best Setter awards were a motivation for me, and for now I saw that I was able to get into her level,” said Nabor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

No regrets for Corpuz, Racal after giving it all in finale

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte “We’re still happy. We made it to the Finals, believed in ourselves, and trusted the system of coach Jerry (Codiñera). We’re all brothers here,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t win, but we’re not blaming anyone. We were here, but we just fell short.”Corpuz’ masterful showing this conference didn’t go unnoticed as Mahindra plucked him from the free agent pool late Thursday night, giving the undrafted slotman a chance to live his PBA dream.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dy fired up for Ateneo showdown Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFighting tooth and nail in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals, Jackson Corpuz could hold his head high knowing that he and his teammates gave nothing but their best.“We gave it our all. Maybe it just wasn’t for us. We all did our part, but we just fell short,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Racal couldn’t sustain its hot start and squandered a 13-point second quarter lead to a furious second half surge from Cignal-San Beda, falling 81-78 in Game 3 on Thursday.“We weren’t able to contain them. We also couldn’t sustain what we did in the first half and we got a bit complacent. Until the end, we fell short,” Corpuz said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnStill, there should be no shame for the undersized big man as he laid it all on the line, firing 24 points and nine rebounds in the do-or-die tiff. He also averaged 19.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in the series, which was the Tile Masters’ first D-League Finals appearance.The 6-foot-4 big man shared that he truly had a great time in this run with this Racal crew. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government View commentslast_img read more

No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches CL semis

first_imgDozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dortmund: police held team bus for 20 minutes before game Juventus’ Juan Cuadrado, 2nd right, attempts a shot at goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Barcelona and Juventus at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. APBARCELONA, Spain — Juventus put on a masterclass of defensive football to reach the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time), frustrating Lionel Messi and earning a 0-0 draw against a Barcelona side hoping for another miraculous comeback.The second-leg stalemate sealed a 3-0 win on aggregate and came six weeks after Barcelona’s historic 6-1 thrashing of Paris Saint-Germain, when the home side became the first team to ever overturn a 4-0 loss in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT The only miracle seen in Barcelona this time was Juventus not getting a late goal, with the Spanish side barely having the legs to recover when defending.Barcelona forward Neymar was consoled by former teammate Dani Alves, now playing for Juventus, after the final whistle while Barcelona’s fans cheered their team despite the elimination.“Juventus is a great team and they were better than us,” Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said. “It was a difficult result to turn around, although we tried until the end. They are an Italian club and defend very well. I wish them the best and I think they can win the title.”Juventus joins Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in the semifinal draw on Friday.Monaco advanced after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in its quarterfinal, second leg on Wednesday for a 6-3 aggregate win. Teenager Kylian Mbappe and forward Radamel Falcao struck early to put Monaco on its way.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Juventus will be without midfielder Sami Khedira for the first leg of the semifinals after he earned a yellow for fouling Suarez.The two-time European champions are set to complete an excellent campaign. Having now avenged their 2015 Champions League final loss to Barcelona, Juventus also leads the Italian league and has lined up an Italian Cup final against Lazio.The result ended Barcelona’s run of 15 wins in as many home European matches since the arrival of Luis Enrique, who will leave the club this summer.Barcelona must now rest and regroup for Sunday’s trip to play Real Madrid in a “clasico” match that will go a long way to deciding the Spanish league title. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Italians visitors made sure there would be no more miracles at Camp Nou by displaying all the poise and experience that PSG had sorely lacked in the previous round.“We knew Barcelona were ready to risk everything tonight, but we closed down all the spaces,” Juventus centerback Leonardo Bonucci said. “Scoring three in the first leg and not conceding at the Camp Nou is the evidence that we are a great team. I think every team would like to avoid us now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnTrue to the Italian tradition of defending an advantage, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had little work to do until late in the game, as Massimiliano Allegri’s side expertly absorbed Barcelona’s passing attack that ultimately produced few good scoring opportunities.And when Messi did get free inside the area, Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer squandered both his chances to spark a fightback. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Dani Alves committed the only slip in Juventus’ discipline when he was caught off the pitch at kickoff saying ‘hello’ to his former teammates in Barcelona’s dugout. Fortunately for the Brazil right back, the opening move planned by Barcelona to send a long ball into his defensive zone flopped.Otherwise, the same Juventus starting 11 from the first leg had control of the match, bending but never breaking under the assault of a Barcelona in full-attack mode.“On a psychological level, my team never dropped its guard. The force of the team is not getting too worked up, or shaken,” Allegri said. “My players were extraordinary tonight. They kept their cool.”Messi could have boosted Barcelona’s hopes in the 19th minute when a long buildup ended with Luis Suarez setting him up near the penalty spot, only for Messi to fire wide.Neymar volleyed Jordi Alba’s pass wide before Messi drew the first save from Buffon just past the half-hour mark.Juventus, however, tightened its defense, anchored by Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, and the hosts’ opportunities dried up.Messi’s first half had a painful ending when he was caught by Miralem Pjanic while jumping for a ball. Messi tumbled face first into the turf, and showed a small scratch that bled on his cheek once he got back on his feet. Neymar was then booked for an apparent retaliatory charge into Pjanic, earning him a one-game suspension for accumulation of yellow cards.Messi wasted another opportunity in the 67th when Suarez found him in the box after Buffon left his line and failed to clear the ball.Andres Iniesta finally gave Buffon a real challenge with 10 minutes remaining, when his glancing effort off a cross made the veteran goalkeeper get down low to save.“Juve is a great team that knows how to defend perfectly. Even so, a goal would have changed the game,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. “We created enough chances to score, but it wasn’t to be.” More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape testlast_img read more

Gonzaga, Morada battle Generika duo

first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Action starts at 7 a.m.Cherry Rondina, last year’s runner-up for Foton along with Patty Orendain, is now paired with Bernadeth Pons for Petron Sprint 4T, which battles the F2 Logistics A pair of Cyd Demecillo and Fritz Gallenero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnKathleen Barrinuevo and Cherilyn Sindayen of Foton take on Ces Molina and Bang Pineda of Petron. Mylene Paat and Janine Marciano of Cignal B face off with Generika-Ayala A of Fiola Ceballos and Orendain. —MARC REYES View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jovelyn Gonzaga and Maica Morada will power Cignal A against Generika-Ayala B’s Rosalie Pepito and Kat Arado in one of the matches that kick off the Belo-Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Thursday at The Sands in SM Mall of Asia.Gonzaga topped the event last year in partnership with Nene Bautista for Philippine Army.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Valdez, Creamline tackle Air Force; BaliPure seeks third straight win Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRlast_img read more

Warriors call Utah boring, but fans say it’s place to party

first_imgView comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dustin Johnson is healthy, rusty and playing again Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Andre Iguodala told ESPN that Utah can “lull you to sleep” and make you think, “Man, let’s just get out of here.’” Matt Barnes said declaratively: “There’s no nightlife in Utah.”Nick Maneotis, a 31-year-old construction worker, shot back at Barnes while watching Game 1 Tuesday night at a Salt Lake City restaurant: “Matt Barnes should focus more on basketball than nightlife.”Tourism officials are used to dealing with the perception that Utah is a dull, quiet state where the only thing to do is ski, hike or visit family-friendly entertainment options tailored for kids. The reputation is based largely on the influence of the Mormon church, which teaches its members to abstain from drinking alcohol.Dennis Rodman complained about the nightlife during the 1998 NBA Finals when his Chicago Bulls played the Jazz. He hopped on a plane between games to gamble in Las Vegas.“My life just goes to complete hell when I go to Utah,” Rodman said at the time. “That means I have to revert to going back to Las Vegas or going somewhere to get some excitement, to keep my mind rolling.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR MOST READ Scott Beck, president of Visit Salt Lake, sent a letter to the Warriors to accompany the video, saying the city can’t wait to host the 2015 NBA champions as they face the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals this weekend.“In case you do stumble across something to do while here in Salt Lake, all of our bartenders and servers are on notice to keep you up late!” Beck wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Jazz said Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) that they will sell navy blue T-shirts with “#Nightlife” written over a basketball logo in the team’s colors.The city’s campaign comes after some of the Warriors players talked about wishing they were playing the Clippers instead of the Jazz, mostly for the chance to have some time off in Los Angeles rather than Salt Lake City. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Beck, the tourism chief, said it felt like deja vu reading the Warriors’ comments.“It was like, ‘Oh no, not again’ and then, ‘Wait a minute, this is an opportunity,” Beck said.Beck’s team then created the website, produced the video and rolled out a social media plan.“Everybody knows we have great red rock and everybody knows we have great snow, but they don’t know we have this incredible urban core,” Beck said.Several residents in Salt Lake City — where the Jazz dominate the sports scene — scoffed at the California players’ comments.“The Warriors were misinformed,” said Welby Evangelista, 46. “This is a town that has many things to offer … if you are looking for a bar, there’s 30 bars around us. You just have to look.”Crystal Daniels, 32, said she finds fun every night and lamented that outsiders believe you can’t drink in Utah.“Salt Lake City in a nutshell: Everybody has this idea that it’s basically ruled by the church,” said Dustin Smith, 28. “It’s unfortunate that people perceive it that way. There’s a lot of great things going on. … All you got to do is walk in and actually meet people.”Beck said his office is discussing options with Jazz officials about possible events over the weekend to have more fun with the Warriors.“We’re floating around some really good ideas,” Beck said. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead In this photo, Utah Jazz fan Nick Maneotis, 31, drinks a beer on a roof top deck as his friend watches a Jazz game, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, “There’s nothing to do in Salt Lake” that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. APSALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state’s reputation as a boring place where it’s tough to get a drink.The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video titled, “There’s nothing to do in Salt Lake” that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. The words “no fun” and “no drinking” sarcastically flash across images in the video.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Texters book Finals berth

first_imgSta. Lucia notches maiden PSL victory But it wasn’t the point production that mattered in the game, according to coach Nash Racela.“What’s really crucial was Joshua Smith sacrificing a lot for the team,” Racela, in his first Finals appearance in just his second conference calling the shots, said. “Knowing how important this game is, he showed the heart of a champion (by suiting up). He’s a warrior.”Smith, though, might not be there when the Texters play Game 1 on Wednesday against the favored Beermen, with the toe injury forcing the hands of coaching staff and management to sign up Mike Myers.“We’re ready for any eventuality,” said Racela.Ginebra gave its most valiant effort only to be overwhelmed by the telling run in the fourth period that had the Gin Kings losing a three-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Under siege all game long from an enemy that was determined to take the series to a decider, Castro got a lot of help from several men as the Texters kept the Gin Kings at bay with a 19-1 run breaking Ginebra’s back for a 122-107 lead with under two minutes left.It was Castro’s best game in the series and he admitted coming into the crucial encounter with a must-win mentality, knowing that they would be in trouble if the series got dragged into a Game 5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I told myself that this is a do-or-die game,” Castro said in Filipino. “We needed to win this game. I just told myself to keep shooting with confidence.”Import Joshua Smith dragged his 6-foot-9, 330-pound frame for 21 minutes but still shot 18 points. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Japeth Aguilar stepped up for the Kings, shooting 20 of his 31 in the first half with Justin Brownlee taking over in the third period with 13 of his 25.But the duo was limited to just nine in a 17-point fourth quarter for Ginebra.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESWith an import standing on only one good foot, TNT KaTropa rode its fleet-footed franchise player practically all of Saturday night to make sure that the flagship teams of the PBA’s two conglomerates will be disputing the Commissioner’s Cup.Jayson Castro scored 21 of his 38 points in the final half and led the Texters in weathering the storm that was Barangay Ginebra, as a 122-109 victory at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay wrapped up their Final Four series, 3-1, and had TNT advancing to the best-of-seven title series opposite San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Parks, Paras lead PH team in SEA Games

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter representing the Philippines in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena will wear the country’s colors anew in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia set in August.Joining Paras and Ravena are Ray Parks, Troy Rosario, Kevin Ferrer and Fil-German Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 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) 8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental New Queen: Hallasgo dethrones Tabal in Milo Marathon Marck Espejo shines in triumphant Thailand debut Australian Open: A look at Serena, other things to knowcenter_img Fortune marvels at Pacquiao conditioning: ‘A physical freak’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ  Baser Amer, who is having his breakout year in the PBA, Raymar Jose, Carl Cruz, Von Pessumal, Mike Tolomia and Almond Vosotros round out the roster which was announced by national team coach Chot Reyes on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Girl power – New female jockeys eager to prove themselves at Caymanas Park

first_imgAs they set off to embark on their career in the horse-racing industry, female apprentice jockeys Abigail Able, Samantha Fletcher and Tamicka Lawrence are all looking forward to the challenges of competing in the male-dominated sport. Able and Fletcher have both secured two rides each on today’s 11-race card at Caymanas Park, while Lawrence will have to wait for her first mount. The 22-year-old Able, who is a former student of the Waterford High School, said that she is confident, even while admitting that she is also a bit anxious about competing on the track for the first time. “I am a bit excited and nervous because I will be riding against one of the biggest jockeys in Shane Ellis, and also Omar Walker, so I am bit nervous about this,” said Able. Full confidence “However, I am going out there with full confidence to do my best,” she said. “My preparations have gone well because everything is going according to plan. “I am going to ride just as how the men are riding, and I am going out there to do my best,” she pointed out. On the other hand, 26-year-old Fletcher said she has nothing to fear from her male counterparts and is only focused on going out there and doing her best. “I am very excited, and I am looking forward to great things,” said Fletcher, who is a former student at Innswood High School. “I have always dreamt about this, and I am hoping to do my best out there,” she said. “Not because most of the jockeys are male – that doesn’t mean I can’t outride them.” In the meantime, despite failing to secure a mount on today’s programme, Lawrence said she is feeling excited and is looking forward to competing against the male jockeys. “This is what I like about this because I get to compete and I love to compete,” said the 27-year-old Lawrence. “I am going out there to do my utmost best. I am prepared and ready for whatever they throw at me because I am very confident.”last_img read more

Nunes needs a miracle to deny DaCosta

first_img Pushed out by jockey Omar Walker, RUN THATCHER RUN dismissed EARN YOUR STRIPES and held on by a half-length from Nunes’ fast-closing SUPREME SOUL, who arrived too late to deny the champion trainer. Victory in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes pushed DaCosta $2.5M clear of Nunes, who came roaring back in the Miracle Man with BIGDADDYKOOL, getting first run on SHE’S A MANEATER, leaving the half-mile and had all the answers when the topweight filly challenged him coming off the home turn. Driven out by Dane Nelson, BIGDADDYKOOL registered his first-ever victory, three-quarters of a length, over four-year-old SHE’S A MANEATER, who allowed the older gelding six pounds and was racing for the second time in 11 days. Nunes’ late comeback set tongues wagging, but with next Saturday’s races seemingly evenly split between the top trainers, it would take more than a Christmas miracle for DaCosta to be defeated with a $1.6M lead after his Boxing Day heroics, which included a second winner, STORM, in the second event. Apprentice Kiaman McGregor had the racing gods on his side, winning back-to-back chance rides aboard JAMAL JAMES and LAWS OF THE CODE, replacing fellow apprentice Reyan Lewis. McGregor’s two-timer had him sharing riding honours with Walker and batchmate Christopher Mamdeen, who won aboard STORM and ACAPELLA in the ninth. WAYNE DaCosta’s RUN THATCHER RUN yesterday beat Anthony Nunes’ quartet into second, third, fourth, and fifth to land the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, bagging $2.2M for the champion trainer, who ended the afternoon $1.6M ahead, virtually assured an 18th title at Caymanas Park. Nunes staged a fightback in the last two races, upstaging DaCosta’s SHE’S A MANEATER in the Miracle Man Cup with BIGDADDYKOOL, and landing the night pan with all-the-way winner EXHILIRATE, but has a mountain to climb this Saturday if he is to deny DaCosta a 13th consecutive trainers’ title. After regaining the lead by posting a five-timer last Saturday, following the Diamond Mile debacle when SHE’S A MANEATER bolted and was scratched, DaCosta started yesterday’s meet on a $1.4M advantage with the title race hinged on the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes. Outnumbered 4-2 by Nunes in the seven-horse field, DaCosta pulled off a memorable victory with RUN THATCHER RUN, a half-brother to SHE’S A MANEATER, who stalked his rival’s 3-5 favourite, EARN YOUR STRIPES, and took over a furlong and a half out. Walker wins againlast_img read more