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NU tops FEU to remain undefeated in PVL

first_imgGinebra nears top four, beats Rain or Shine Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:57US Defense chief says alliance with Philippines remains strong00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Bernadeth Pons led FEU with 18 points. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next FILE PHOTO – National University’s Jaja Santiago. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University overcame Far Eastern University in four sets, 22-25, 28-26, 29-27, 25-22, to keep its unbeaten run in the group stages of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs improved to 3-0 to stay atop Group B while the Lady Tamaraws are in close second with a 2-1 card. ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “FEU is a very systematic and strong team so we really expected a good fight from them,” said NU head coach Babes Castillo in Filipino.“So I told my players to brace for a storm because a storm is what FEU will bring.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe two teams were dead even offensively, scoring on 56 spikes apiece, but the Lady Bulldogs had a slight edge on service aces, 10-8, and errors, 32-35. Jaja Santiago showed her might against FEU, putting up 25 points to lead NU while Aiko Urdas added 15. LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

Tough field tempers Branislav’s confidence

first_imgFoton coach Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMoro Branislav didn’t take long to admit that his Foton team will have a tough time defending its title in the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, which starts Saturday at FilOil Flying V Centre.After glancing at the present crop of imports, the Serbian coach said the league has become a lot more competitive compared to the previous seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Rio Olympic head Nuzman formally charged with corruption BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Powerhouse Petron, which will pose a huge threat to Foton’s bid, will field Lindsay Stalzer—who helped the Tornadoes win their title last year. Stalzer will be supported by Hillary Hurley of the United States and Yuri Fukuda of Japan. View comments MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “Normally I will say that my team is good for championships,” said Branislav during Wednesday’s launch. “But I have too much respect for these teams who are also building up.”“But we are prepared to win another title, that’s for sure,” said the mentor of the Tornadoes, who have won this conference the past two seasons.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 shutoutFoton will parade Serbians Sara Klisura and Katarina Vukamanovic and Montenegrin Dragana Perunicnic.Nine teams will see action in the tournament, the biggest field so far for the PSL, which will each be allowed three foreign players. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:10PNP-HPG to field 695 personnel to secure ‘Undas’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

‘More cohesive’ Blackwater getting the job done

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC DiGregorio has played a huge part in that spurt, shooting 50-percent from thre  to average 23.5 points, 4.0 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in the Elite’s last two victories.His blazing performance was the reason why the Elite broke away from the Picanto in the third period, firing 14 of his 21 points in the frame to give his team a much-needed 77-65 cushion.DiGregorio, though, said that with how things are going with Blackwater, anybody can be the hero for the squad any given day.“It just so happens that I had the hot hand, the big game. But we have a lot of good players,” he said. “The last two games were my night, the next two could be Allein’s night, Mac’s night. Poy has been a beast and he’s playing great every single game. It just so happened that I have the hot hand the last two games, but it could be anybody.”The Elite aim to formalize their entry to the quarterfinals when they take on NLEX on Sunday and Phoenix on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH It took time, but the Elite are finally playing to their potential. They scored an upset over San Miguel last week before doubling down on the Picanto on Friday.“I think we have a great team. I think Poy (Erram) is a great player, same with Mac Belo, Allein (Maliksi). We also have great role players and veterans,” said DiGregorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDiGregorio is crediting this belated Blackwater run for a playoff berth to players sticking to their roles.“Nothing changed really. We’ve just been playing a lot more cohesive and more as a team. We’re jelling a lot more together,” he said. AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 401:29Police 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We took care of our first game, but the job’s not done. If we take care of the next two, then there won’t be any problem,” said DiGregorio. “Our fate is in our hands. If we take care of business, we have a great chance.” Raqraquin, San Beda not discouraged by NCAA Finals game 1 loss Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Blackwater winning its last two games, Mike DiGregorio likes his side’s odds of making it to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.“I think our chances are great,” he said as the Elite improved to 4-5 after a 95-76 win over Kia. “We hold our own destiny if we take care of business.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Roach trains Pacquiao

first_imgTight fight Manny Pacquiao’s training shifted to a higher gear Monday following the arrival of chief trainer Freddie Roach from Los Angeles.The Fighting Senator, preparing for his defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia, worked the mitts with Roach at the Elorde Gym near SM Mall of Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pacquiao will spar again on Tuesday. He first sparred for four rounds against two Filipinos last Saturday under the watch of assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez.New sparring partners for Pacquiao are expected to arrive Tuesday. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay While Roach was pleased with Pacquiao’s physical condition, the Hall of Fame trainer cautioned that there was still more work to be done as Horn’s a dangerous opponent.After studying tapes of Horn’s previous fights, Roach concluded that the unbeaten Australian could punch, especially with his right hook.Roach, however, is confident Pacquiao will prevail owing to his speed, experience and ring ability.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWith Roach around, Pacquiao, who started light training on May 8, feels upbeat and ready for the tougher grind ahead.Roach was accompanied by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. MOST READ LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in pololast_img read more

Marinerong Pilipino stuns Tanduay, enters D-League semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “We’ve been telling them to play the game the right way. And in the end, the wisdom was there for the players,” said a jubilant coach Koy Banal. “When we were down by 10 in the start of the fourth quarter, the doubt was setting in. But we’ve been in this kind of situation before.”Achie Iñigo had a chance to put the nail in the coffin late but missed his runner. Luckily, Robbie Herndon was there to recover the offensive board as Marinerong Pilipino milked the clock to seal the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Good thing in our last possession, we got the offensive rebound and the players spread out to run down the clock,” said Banal.Herndon paced his side with 13 points, 13 rebounds, and two steals, including the go-ahead bucket with 2:14 to play. The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 65 – Herndon 13, Subido 11, Lopez 10, Iñigo 9, Isip 7, Sargent 6, Alabanza 4, Marata 3, Gabriel 2, Javelona 0, Javillonar 0.TANDUAY 64 – Gaco 17, Alvarez 11, Taganas 9, Martinez 5, Tambeling 5, Palma 4, Eguilos 3, Sanga 2, Santos 2, Sollano 2, Varilla 2, Villamor 2.Quarters: 15-20, 31-39, 46-56, 65-64.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Renzo Subido. PBA IMAGESThe miracle run continues for Marinerong Pilipino.The Skippers overcame a twice-to-win disadvantage in the quarterfinals and a 10-point deficit in the final quarter to stun Tanduay, 65-64, Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig and entered to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas Cadets applying finishing touches to SEA Games title defense bid DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games 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 Renzo Subido also stepped up for the Skippers late, unloading all of his 11 markers in the fourth quarter as he commandeered the team’s 17-2 fourth quarter comeback run.John Lopez added 10 points and seven rebounds, while Iñigo got nine markers, three boards, and two assists.Marinerong Pilipino completed the upset after its 74-72 Game 1 triumph last Thursday.Riding on their seven-game winning streak, the Skippers will now brace for the best-of-three semifinals against two-seed Cignal HD on Thursday.Jerwin Gaco topped Tanduay in the losing effort with 17 points and three rebounds, while Lester Alvarez had 11 markers, three boards, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

Indian shooters looking to dominate

first_imgAn Olympic gold medallist, a world champion and multiple World Cup medal winners are among India’s 28-member shooting squad for the Commonwealth Games. That should give India a bagful of medals.Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra.Abhinav Bindra’s historic gold at the Beijing Olympics four years ago gave Indian shooters a shot in the arm. Today they are a force to reckon with at international competitions.Besides Bindra, the number of top-class shooters from the country is equally impressive-Gagan Narang, Ronjan Sodhi, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Samaresh Jung and the latest sensation and India’s first woman world champion, Tejaswini Sawant.Indian shooters have been a dominant force at the Games. In the 2006 Games, they won 27 medals, including 16 gold-comprising a large chunk of India’s overall tally of 50. Pistol shooter Jung, with five gold, was adjudged the best athlete.The firepower of the shooting squad is such that it can even do without defending champion Rathore, who skipped the last day’s trials held two weeks ago, and newly crowned Arjuna Award winner Sanjeev Rajput. Both have been dropped from the squad. Rathore’s berth went to junior World Champion Asher Noria.The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has put more emphasis on international competitions than spending time in unhelpful conditions in camps, starting with the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in February. Then there has been a series of World Cups ending with the World Championship in Munich.With medals coming in each and every international event, chief coach Sunny Thomas feels that Indians will dominate the shooting event at the New Delhi Games.advertisementlast_img read more

The little known facts of the CWG opening ceremony

first_imgAbout 1,200 moving lights, 25 stacks of speakers and about 2,700 shots of fireworks spread across the roof of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium combined with a stage weighing 500 tonnes to create a spectacular opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games here today. The gigantic main stage, inspired by the ‘mandala’, a sanskrit word for the geometric designs symbolic of the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism, which is one of the largest built for an opening and closing ceremony. The stage was built within seven days by about 500 workers. Weighing an approximately 500 tonnes. The stage is large enough to hold 500 people under it. The opening ceremony would have never been that spectacular had it not been for the lighting arrangements.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

CWG tennis: India enters quarters

CWG probe: CBI gathers Games payment files

first_imgCommonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.The probe into allegations of corruption in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) is gathering steam with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) taking away files of the Organising Committee and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) beginning the final audit of the Games.  The CBI is probing a money trail of Rs 1.8 crore paid by the Organising Committee to the previously unknown AM Films and AM Cars for logistical support during the Queen’s Baton Rally in London. Meanwhile, the CAG has begun its final audit of the Games. The report is expected by December-end. The CAG plans to table the final report in Parliament during winter session.  In another development, the Group of Ministers that met on Monday extended the tenure of senior officers of the Organising Committee to facilitate the probe into corruption charges. The extension of tenure will ensure proper documentation of the purchases and payments made by the Organising Committee.last_img read more

China has set a new benchmark

first_imgThe beautiful thing about multi-disciplinary sporting events is how the non-stop action from start to finish is spread over a long period but still does not leave the audience bored. Sport today is no longer just about going to the venues and catching the action.The way television cameras are able to capture all the thrilling moments, even people without access to venues are able to soak in the atmosphere.People in the sub-continent, and specifically India, are lucky that within a month they have got to see the highs and lows of the Commonwealth Games and now the Asian Games. A big indicator of the success of the Games is how the opening ceremony is executed. In Beijing, an effort was made to keep things under wraps.That was understandable as the western media wanted to portray China negatively all along. The 2008 Beijing opening ceremony not only was high intensity and showcased the Chinese culture and ethos, it was also able to beat the highest Olympic standards set by previous host cities.After that, it was New Delhi’s turn to dazzle at the Commonwealth Games opening and it happened. As much as the media tried to create a negative hype over the Rs 40 crore aerostat, it was a big success. And so were the Games for what it produced in terms of results for India.Now that Guangzhou has used the whole city to capture the essence of what can be done for an opening ceremony, the standards set are so high that whichever city now hosts big Games will be under pressure to try something more innovative. Having seen Beijing, New Delhi and now Guangzhou, I am convinced that when it comes to planning and execution, the Chinese are the masters.advertisementIf the opening ceremony on Friday night captured millions of hearts in Asia and possibly other continents, the efforts which they have put in to create infrastructure is amazing.At a time when New Delhi is undecided on whether India should bid for the 2019 Asian Games, we need to learn from the Chinese. If Beijing showed to the world what worldclass infrastructure was all about, the port city of Guangzhou is almost of the same standard. Guangzhou created a huge sub-city where everything seems well planned. We were told on landing at the Baiyun airport that the Asian Games zone was a city within itself and self-sustained.I wanted to see for myself the big difference between what New Delhi did for the Commonwealth Games and how Guangzhou is handling the challenge. Undoubtedly, though you had countries like Britain and Australia in the CWG, the Asian Games is far bigger.The sheer number of events, the venues and the logistics involved is mind boggling. Yet, the Chinese organise things in such a cool manner, there is minimum fuss even about the tough things they have to handle. Before leaving for Guangzhou, I read on the web about the city being a high crime zone and how people could sedate or even paralyse you by injecting some stuff! Mercifully, the efficient policemen have ensured nothing like that takes place.Those lucky enough to go to the main city say it’s throbbing with life after sunset and people of all colour and creed are able to soak in the atmosphere. However, within the Asian Games sub city, the sports complexes are awesome.The security tents for cops and a few more features which were referred to as ‘overlays’ during the CWG are there for all to see. However, China has not spent crores of yuans for hiring them on rent! If India wants to learn from Guangzhou, there are many lessons.Organising a Games of this stature means leaving nothing to chance. Miles of highways, bridges, metro networks, volunteers, spick and span venues and a Games Village of high standards with no fear of snakes, dogs and monkeys: this is what Guangzhou has to show. No wonder, they call China a real superpower.s.kannan@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

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