first_imgThe Archers lost standouts Ricci and Prince Rivero in the offseason.Kib Montalbo, Andrei Caracut and Justin Baltazar are the notable holdovers of the team that finished second to Ateneo in last year’s UAAP, but the Archers are showing this early that they are again willing and able to make another go at the crown come September when Season 81 opens.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 crownThe Blue Eagles and the Mapua Cardinals are also undefeated like the Archers in Group A.Alvin Pasaol and Philip Manalang will be the main guns of the Warriors, who will be trying to bounce back from a 63-61 loss at the hands of the Gilas Cadets Tuesday. The Warriors lost an 11-point lead in the dying minutes against the Cadets, a collapse they would have to address as UE also hopes to take bigger strides in the coming UAAP.Adamson and Letran, meanwhile, hope to get back on the winning track when they tangle with separate foes.The Knights slug it out with skidding Jose Rizal University in the 12:30 p.m. game, while the Falcons mix it up with Arellano in the 2:15 p.m. contest.The last Senior game on tap is the Far Eastern-University of Santo Tomas clash at 6:30 p.m., with the Growling Tigers coming in fresh from a fight-marred loss to College of St. Benilde.UST will continue to be without center Steve Akomo and forward Embons Bonleon because of academic concerns.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Ceres-Negros blanks Davao, takes back top spot Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Playing extremely well under a new coach and despite being orphaned by two of its stars, De La Salle seeks a fifth straight win in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday when the Green Archers battle University of the East.Tip-off is at 4:30 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan with La Salle again hoping to ride its new core of Taane Samuel, Brandon Bates, and Miggy Corteza using the system of Louie Gonzales.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls However, coach Aldin Ayo, who took over from the dismissed Boy Sablan, expects the duo to return and join the team in their future games here.Far Eastern is fresh from a dominating performance against the Falcons where all of coach Olsen Racela’s players scored.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img