The Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games

first_imgREAD: Athletes hurt most by SEA Games debacleBut the Philippines hasn’t always been in the bottom half of the 11-nation competition, where medals for at least 30 different team and individual sports are being disputed.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 shutoutWhen the country started sending athletes to the SEA Games in 1977, when this multi-sport event had just changed its name from Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, it immediately finished third in the medal race in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia behind Indonesia and Thailand.It was a golden age for sports for the Filipinos. From that year until 2003, the Philippines only failed to crack the top three in the medal race five out of the next 13 editions of the biggest sporting event in the region. Firework explose over the Quirino Grand Stand during the closing ceremony of the 23rd South East Asian Games in Manila, 05 December 2005. The Philippines won the overall title of the 23rd South East Asian Games with 113 gold medals. AFP PHOTO/PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULWhen Manila hosted the SEA Games in 2005—a first since 1991—the Philippines got the chance to field in the biggest delegation yet with over 700 athletes and that yielded the country’s best finish ever at no. 1 with a 113-84-94 gold-silver-bronze medal haul.That, though, turned out to be the last the sport-loving Filipinos would taste the podium in the medal standings.READ: No stopping PH sports’ decline in SEA GamesWhat followed was a disheartening stretch in the history of Philippine Sports.Despite sending 620 athletes to Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand in the 2007 edition of the regional games, the Philippines shockingly dropped from first to sixth in a dismal showing with a 41-91-96 medal tally.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LIST: Philippine delegation in 2017 Southeast Asian Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Flag bearers from the 11 ASEAN countries march during the opening ceremony of the biennial Southeast Asian Games in Singapore’s National Stadium on June 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMANFor the last decade, the Philippines has been on a steady decline in the Southeast Asian Games.Once a frontrunner in the region’s biennial sporting meet, the Philippines has never finished higher than fifth place since topping the SEA Games in 2001 in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT This year’s Philippine team to Malaysia is hoping to finally change that.There will be 493 Filipino athletes who will be giving it all in the hopes of giving the country an improved standing in Kuala Lumpur, which is hosting the event for the sixth time.A representative for each sport for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERThe Philippines has committed athletes to 37 sports with a target of at least 50 gold medals—which hasn’t been done since 2005. The country’s best medal haul in the last 10 years is at 41 in 2007.READ: PH ‘tired of being at the bottom’ in SEA GamesIt may remain a tall order to find a place at the top, but the Filipinos are fed up of being on the outside looking in in the competition they once dominated and that may be enough motivation to finally end the slump in the SEA Games. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimescenter_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH 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 crowd MOST READ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Since then, the size of the Philippine delegation has fluctuated from as low as 148 to as big as 512 athletes but the results remained disappointing.Athletes from the Philippines parade waving their national flag during the opening ceremony of the 25th Southeast Asian Games at the national stadium in Vientiane on December 9, 2009.  AFP PHOTO/Bay ISMOYOIt didn’t get any better for the country in 2009 in Vientiane, Laos. With just 153 Filipino athletes competing in 25 sports, they only garnered 38 gold, 35 silver and 51 bronze medals to wind up fifth overall.READ: Filipinos bungle SEA Games missionIn contrast, the Filipino delegation ballooned to 512 two years after in Jakarta, Indonesia but botched the goal to fare better and instead settled for sixth place with only 36 golds, 56 silvers and 77 bronzes.Philippines athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, Sumatra province on November 11, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMANAnother lean PH delegation was sent to Naypyitaw, Myanmar in 2013 after Philippine sports officials  were irked by the host country’s cherry-picking of sports to be played–dropping main stream events and including obscure sports.READ: Philippines competes in Myanmar games despite rowUnsurprisingly, the Philippines wound up sixth among 11 nations with 29 gold, 36 silver and 66 bronze medals.The country’s place in the medal standings remained unchanged in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games despite packing a relatively-large group composed of 472 Filipino athletes.The Philippine delegation led by flag bearer Alyssa Valdez parade during the Opening Ceremony of the 28th SEA Games held at the Singapore National Stadium. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAIt was a frustrating showing for the Filipinos, who only managed 29 gold, 36 silver, 66 bronze medals to fall far behind fifth placer Indonesia (47-61-74 G-S-B) in the medal count.READ: 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 final Medal Tallylast_img read more

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La Salle fends off Adamson for 3rd straight win

first_imgAdamson was down by four, 69-65, midway through the fourth quarter, but a timely triple from Rob Manalang and two free throws from Jonathan Espeleta put the Soaring Falcons ahead 72-71 with 2:19 left in the game.That slim lead, however, would be the last of the Falcons’ reprieve as Andrei Caracut knocked down a clutch triple that gave the Green Archers a 74-72 lead with 1:48 left in the game.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 shutoutSanti Santillan then pushed the dagger through Adamson’s heart with a layup giving La Salle a 76-72 lead with 36 seconds remaining in the game. “This game was a test of our character, not just as individuals but as a team, and it really helped our team,” said Ricci Rivero in Filipino. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle kept Adamson University at bay to come away with an 80-74 victory in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers chalked up their third straight win and improved to 8-2 to deny the Soaring Falcons (6-4), who missed a chance to gain a share of second place.ADVERTISEMENT Sol Mercado out for Game 5 of PBA Finals Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion La Salle trailed majority of the game up until the 4:10 mark of the third when center Ben Mbala scored back-to-back baskets that gave the Green Archers a 50-48 lead.Rivero paced La Salle with 17 points while Santillan finished with 16 points, 14 points in the second half, and 10 boards.Mbala struggled from the field, going 3-of-10, but made up for it from the line going 9-of-12 to put up 15 points to go along with 17 rebounds. Papi Sarr led Adamson with 17 points and 12 boards while Jerrick Ahanmisi also had 17 points. ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Fourth Mr. Basketball for Fajardo

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Lady Eagles soar to third straight victory; Lady Spikers back in orbit after first loss Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Fajardo duplicated the four MVP awards of legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio.Last year, Fajardo steered the Beermen to a record-tying three straight Philippine Cup championships that allowed the franchise to become only the second team in PBA annals to bring home the June Bernardino Perpetual trophy after TnT KaTropa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo will be bestowed the Mighty Sports Mr. Basketball award during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Maynila Hall of Manila Hotel on Feb. 27.The 6-foot-10 Cebuano will be feted in the event presented by Milo and Cignal TV for bagging an unprecedented fourth straight PBA MVP trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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First base

first_imgThough the Beermen saw spectacular performances from Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter, Fajardo remained as the focal point of San Miguel’s bid to defend its crown.On track to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference award, Fajardo pulled down 11 rebounds and had 35 points on 15 of 19 shooting, including the last two decisive field goals of the Beermen that doused the KaTropa rally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the nightcap, Magnolia had to overhaul a 20-point deficit before joining its sister team  in the next round.Mark Barroca not only sizzled from the field but also made life difficult for the high-scoring Terrence Romeo to help lift the Hotshots to a come-from-behind 86-79 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Emotions heightened in the first game with the outcome already decided as Jericho Cruz planted an elbow on the nape of Arwind Santos, who earlier pushed the TNT guard in a fast-break play.Santos was thrown out for getting a second technical while Cruz was sent to the bench for the flagrant foul.In the Final Four, San Miguel will face either Ginebra or Rain or Shine while Magnolia will take on the winner between the NLEX-Alaska setto.Ginebra and NLEX will try to sweep their best-of-three quarterfinal series on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FIRST GAME SCORES:ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC June Mar Fajardo has established himself as a certified defensive nightmare for any team.The four-time Most Valuable Player again sowed terror in the paint, carrying the San Miguel Beermen to the semifinals of the Philippine Cup with a forceful 106-93 win over the TNT Ka-Tropa on Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus SAN MIGUEL 106—Fajardo 35, Lassiter 20, Santos 15, Ross 13, Cabagnot 8, Heruela 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, De Ocampo 3, Pessumal 2, Espinas 1.TNT 93—Castro 19, Rosario 19, Pogoy 17, A. Semerad 16, Williams 15, Cruz 3, Torres 2, Garcia 2, Tautuaa 0, Paredes 0, Carey 0, Reyes 0.Quarters: 31-23, 52-44, 77-72, 106-93 Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cojuangco, Vargas end hostilitieslast_img read more

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Cignal HD gets other outright semis berth

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Pesky defense from Marcelino twins throws Salado off his game National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress PBA IMAGESCignal HD booked the last outright semifinals ticket after turning back a scrappy Centro Escolar University side, 96-89, in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Jason Perkins notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while John Villarias gave Cignal a big lift off the bench with a team-high 19 points built on five 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “I guess we were fortunate because we had a very long preparation. We had a lot of time scouting them, but it was still a struggle against them. But the boys delivered and we got the win,” said deputy Jude Roque, who coached in Boyet Fernandez’ stead. The Hawkeyes shot the lights out from downtown, going 15-of-33 from that area.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 starsGuard Aaron Jeruta and big man Rod Ebondo led the Scorpions, who shot 51% from the field.Top seed Flying V, which rose to 9-0 with a blowout win over Zark’s Burgers earlier, is the first team to earn an automatic semis slot. Playmaker Pamboy Raymundo also shone with 11 points and nine assists for Cignal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Fastest way to Asian Cup

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Standhardinger beats PBA draft deadline Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “I don’t care if we win, 4-0 or 1-0, just as long as we win because these games are the best way to go to the Asian Cup,” said Dooley.The Azkals sit on top of the group with six points after a 4-1 victory over Nepal in Manila last March and a 4-3 away triumph in Tajikistan last June.The Yemenis are second with four points after a goalless draw with Nepal last June. The top two teams from the group qualify for the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.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 openingDooley will try a new defensive combination to compensate for the absence of Amani Aguinaldo and Daisuke Sato. Carlie De Murga and Dennis Villanueva are expected to start at the back along with the returning Stephan Palla.“If we win, it gives us a good chance of going through,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BACOLOD CITY—Considering what his players have gone through the past few months—lack of training time together and a compact club schedule—Philippines coach Thomas Dooley feels the Azkals have performed better than expected in the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup qualifiers.Dooley hopes the Azkals’ form continues when they face a travel-weary Yemen side on Tuesday night in Group F of the qualifiers at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

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‘Nothing has improved’: Hidilyn frustrated with the state of PH weightlifting

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Philippines’ sports facilities pale in contrast and that has been the biggest source of frustration for Diaz.“Those are just some of the things I want to change, I think these problems will be addressed slowly but surely.”Diaz catapulted weightlifting into the public consciousness when she ended the Philippines’ 20-year medal drought in the Summer Games when she won the silver in the women’s -53 kilogram category.The Zamboanga City native also competed in the 2008 and 2012 Games.“Right now us weightlifters are still doing our best and I hope the sports officials heed our call.”ADVERTISEMENT Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaHidilyn Diaz couldn’t hide her frustration over the sorry state of weightlifting in the Philippines, especially when it comes to the facilities.“One of my frustrations is nothing’s improved,” said Diaz in Filipino during a small media luncheon at College of St. Benilde Thursday. “These are the same barbells from before, the training venue hasn’t changed.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Perpetual snaps skid with gutsy OT win over Letran Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ RELATED VIDEO’Nothing has improved’: Hidilyn frustrated with the state of PH weightlifting508 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Diaz is set to compete in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this September in Turkmenistan, her first major competition since the Rio Olympics.Though Diaz didn’t participate in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games last month, she flew to Kuala Lumpur to support fellow weightlifter Nestor Colonia and other Filipino athletes.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 openingWhile there, she able to train in Malaysia’s national weightlifting gym and she marveled at the modernity of the country’s facilities.“Good to see how beautiful the sports training center of Malaysia Team is,” Diaz posted on her Instagram on August 29. “How I wish we have the same sports center, support, care, and attention Malaysian athletes receive from their country.” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

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NU fights off UST, improves to 2-1

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Alyssa Valdez slays at the beach with athletic bod “Their record doesn’t speak where they are right now. UST is not an easy team. They’re a force to reckon with and they’re eventually going to win some games,” said Jarin after his squad dealt the Tigers their third loss in as many outings.Regie Basibas gave the Growling Tigers a big lift with 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and eight rebounds in just 22 minutes off the bench. His career game, however, was cut short after he picked up his fifth foul with still 3:30 left.Jordan Sta. Ana added 14 points and four assists before also fouling out with 1:32 remaining. His acrobatic layup against two NU defenders pulled UST within three, 87-84, with 2:00 minutes to go.The Tigers had 41 turnovers in a loss to the Adamson Falcons on Saturday and while they managed to cut down on their errors, they still committed 29, several of which came down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University scraped past University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, in a frenetic, offense filled duel in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Bulldogs climbed to 2-1 after losing to defending champion De La Salle, 115-109, in another up-and-down game on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors “Coming into the game, I really felt that it was going to be a hard one because UST is down 0-2 so we knew coach Boy Sablan and the rest of the team will come out slugging and play their best and so far, this is the best game they ever played out of the three games,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin.NU ended the game on a 7-0 run inside the last two minutes with Dave Yu hitting a corner triple, Jordan Bartlett scoring on a layup and Issa Gaye sinking two free throws.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 openingGaye finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks while Yu scored 13 points in 19 minutes off the bench. Jayjay Alejandro had a near triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Jarin commended his players for their efforts and also praised UST for giving a good fight. MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Break comes just in time for injured Krishna

first_imgAfter one-and-a-half years of intense training and competitions, Krishna Poonia has finally got a break and the ace discus thrower is recovering from her knee injury before she gets back in action in January.It was her knee injury during the Commonwealth Games which had almost forced her to shelve her Asian Games plans but the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) insisted her to go ahead for the Guangzhou event where she bagged a bronze medal.Ever since her Commonwealth Games gold medal, Krishna has been on a felicitation spree and is also consulting various doctors for her injured left knee, which she believes cost her a gold at last month’s Asian Games.With her sights firmly set on the London Olympics, Krishna said she is not ready to risk her knee any further and wants to be back in training in the first week of January.”Initially, I thought it (knee) would require surgery but we have consulted various doctors and they have suggested a few exercises,” Krishna told M AIL T ODAY on the sidelines of the Stree Shakti function where she was felicitated for her recent achievements.”I think it shouldn’t take more than 15- 20 days before I am fully fit and I hope to get back to training from January 1,” she added.Krishna sustained the injury in her second attempt at the Commonwealth Games but she had done enough in the first throw itself which was good enough to get her a gold. At the Asian Games too, it was her first throw which won her a bronze as after that her performance kept deteriorating.advertisementHowever, Krishna is well aware of her abilities and is confident that her best is reserved for the London Olympics in 2012.”It was a 61.94m throw that won me a bronze medal but during training sessions I have had better throws than that and that too on consistent basis.”I am sure I’ll be able to win a medal at the next Olympics and we have already planned a roadmap for that because I want to peak at the right time. It is very difficult for athletes to maintain their form throughout the year.”Though the World Championships in August is not what I am aiming for but it will be ideal to gauge my preparations,” Krishna said.But the journey hasn’t been easy by any means for Krishna, who hasn’t been able to spend much time with her nine- year- old son.last_img read more

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Gambhir will be dropped if he is unfit: BCCI

first_imgThe BCCI is in the process of analysing Gautam Gambhir’s medical reports and will drop the stand-in captain from the tour of the West Indies if he is found to be unfit.BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said the Board had received the report submitted by Kolkata Knight Riders physio Andrew Leipus on Gambhir’s shoulder injury and a decision will be taken very soon. “We have received the report from Leipus and we are analysing it. We will take into account all aspects of the injury”, Srinivasan told PTI.”We are taking stock of the report and we will take a final decision once we are through with it. If we find that he is not fit, he will not go on the tour. We will then decide on a replacement”, he said.Gambhir, named captain of the team for next month’s West Indies tour, sustained the injury to his right shoulder during the World Cup final against Sri Lanka last month while taking a catch.The injury got further aggravated when Gambhir made a sliding stop during their last IPL league match against Mumbai Indians in Kolkata on May 22.Despite the injury, Gambhir played the eliminator match against Mumbai Indians yesterday and the move has now snowballed into a major controversy and sparked a debate on whether players are more keen to play in cash-rich events like IPL rather than the country.In case Gambhir is ruled out, Suresh Raina may be named captain for the ODI series against the West Indies.advertisementGambhir is still not sure how bad his shoulder injury is as he is still awaiting the result of MRI scan, done to measure the extent of damage.KKR’s physio Leipus, in his report to the BCCI, said Gambhir needs four to six weeks’ rest to recover fully, which means that the Indian opener could even miss the subsequent tour of England.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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London Olympics: Surprises aplenty but prices a big pain

first_imgS. KannanHaving heard horror stories about the preparedness of the Heathrow Airport to handle huge passenger traffic, it was with trepidation I moved towards the immigration officer.No doubt, the lady behind the counter was curt and wanted to clear me quickly, but she had to fully satisfy herself about my bona fides, and the fingerprint matching was done properly. These days, nothing can be left to chance if you are entering London, with the clock ticking down to the opening ceremony on Friday.Past immigration, getting the media accreditation card was also not a problem at all. It really came as a surprise how all this was happening so smoothly, since athletes had complained they had to face long waits.But the bigger surprise was how the transportation by tube or the Heathrow Express into Paddington in central London was even more efficient. There was no fear of getting lost in official cabs and, in less than half an hour, five Indian mediapersons were in central London.The surprise did not end there as shared cabs were available for onward travel from central London to Stratford, where the Olympic Park is situated.Cabbies the world over like to chat. Sixty-five-year-old Mike was no different. Once he got talking, it was hard to stop him. He spoke of everything from recession to the high prices of tickets for the Olympics and how Stratford was a dirty area and had now been transformed.But his anger was aimed towards the London organisers (LOCOG) as he felt the tickets were overpriced. “It’s just too much, paying 150 per ticket for athletics, and I have been told I will be allowed inside the arena just for three hours. Imagine, I spend 1,000 for the family and it seems like a waste,” he thundered.advertisementDespite the pound being a strong currency, the mood all over London is similar, as people feel tickets have been overpriced. Plus, many of the million tickets up for sale have disappeared!That’s a story very similar to our own Commonwealth Games, where the organising committee printed a lower number of tickets, resulting in empty stands.Mike then went on to thank us for bringing sunny weather to London. After heavy showers for weeks, bright sunshine saw Londoners take off their woolens and dress lightly. But he warned us to be cautious when he said: “Don’t be fooled, one can never say when it will again start raining.”Finally, when I reached Stratford, the Olympic hub in east London, I got a glimpse of the Olympic Stadium. Security was tight and like the Delhi cops, they were shooing us away from vantage points, minus the abuses!To be sure, Stratford in itself is a sleepy suburb. Plenty of malls and so on have come up in a big way, but the crowds aren’t really huge.Locals who live closer to the Olympic venues aren’t the ones who will be filling in the arenas as tickets are priced high and had to be booked in advance.Inside the high-security Olympic Stadium complex, which also houses the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre, the final coat of paint is being applied. There is a busy look and security is very tight. From wallets to cell phones and cameras and even wrist watches, everything is put through the scanner.Yes, the security personnel are courteous, but they do look worried as the crowds have started trooping in. Food outlets are getting ready and junk food stalls are bound to do good business.One does have to pay a steep price for communication too. Unlike the New Delhi CWG, where the data cards were free, here it costs almost 180. And that comes to almost Rs 16,000 for the fortnight.If you want to extend your stay for the Paralympics, it costs a bigger bomb. Welcome to London!last_img read more

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Star ideas on vacation

first_imgCheck out how the celebrities do it. Dominic Dube, 55, Architect”I am one hundred percent connected to Apple. That can be called my technological indulgence. I have the iPad, the iPod and several MAC desktops in my office that my team and I use for work. And I don’t own,Check out how the celebrities do it.Dominic Dube, 55, Architect”I am one hundred percent connected to Apple. That can be called my technological indulgence. I have the iPad, the iPod and several MAC desktops in my office that my team and I use for work. And I don’t own a car. I only use my Bullet to get around.”Chippy Gangjee, 58, Communications Specialist”Bikes have always been my thing. I rode a Bullet for 22 years. But after a few bad accidents, the doctor advised me to stay away from them. I also like cars-my favourites are the Mercedes sports variants, the Lotus, a Ferrari Spyder, the Porsche, BMW, Audi and Aston Martin-not the James Bond version but the regular kind.”Manu Chandra, 31, Executive Chef, Olive Beach, Bangalore”If there’s a gadget I’d love to have, it would have to be the Batmobile. Besides the fact that it’s totally drop dead gorgeous to look at; its armoured plate, integrated missile technology, self-eject button and homing capabilities make it the perfect companion for the to and fro drive to Whitefield that I undertake daily.”last_img read more

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Adriano Moraes says Geje Eustaquio ‘a true warrior’ for overcoming bizarre knee bar

first_img“Did you see that? Man, I love that position and I like to call it the ‘Mikinho Knee Bar From the Back,’” said Moraes during the post-fight press conference. “When I go for this position, everybody in training tapped but Geje didn’t.”Eustaquio (11-7) said he was ready to lose his left knee to Moraes, who owns a 2-1 record against him, instead of tapping out and losing the belt via submission.“That was a deep knee bar and I’m waiting for Adriano to take my knee off and let him bring it,” said Eustaquio. “But I will never tap. I decided to finish the fight that if it takes five rounds then I will finish it.”Although, Eustaquio didn’t tap, the hold left an impact on his left knee that Moraes knew factored in the fifth round.“I didn’t believe it when he didn’t tap and I let him go and try other things,” said Moraes. “When we finished the round he tried to stand up and he felt his knee so I was ‘oh my God I got him.’”ADVERTISEMENT Both fighters displayed stellar striking and grappling but there was one submission hold that became the highlight of the fight when Moraes locked Eustaquio from below and pulled the former champion’s left leg over his head.😱 UNREAL FLEXIBILITY 😱 #WeAreONE #HerosAscent #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/pZK5bICKkrFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) January 25, 2019Moraes (18-3) said there really is no proper name for the submission hold that he pulled off near the end of the fourth round, but it was a hold that left his teammates at American Top Team tapping out. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Luka Doncic’s 32, Maxi Klebler’s D and 3 lift Mavs over Pistons Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The third fight in the trilogy between Adriano Moraes and Geje Eustaquio for the ONE world flyweight title fulfilled it promise of bringing the fireworks.There was no shortage of action in the fight that Moraes eventually won via unanimous decision to take the belt in the main event of ONE: Hero’s Ascent Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He didn’t tap, he’s a true warrior. Congratulations to him, he did it,” added Moraes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

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N Srinivasan shows who rules cricket

first_imgSupreme Court has barred N. Srinivasan from BCCI affairs for the time being.Sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan on Sunday made it amply clear as to whose writ runs in Indian cricket – rather world cricket. At an unusual and informal gathering of his supporters in Chennai, a majority of 30 affiliated units was present to testify that Srinivasan, who is also president of the International Cricket Council, continues to be their boss.Srinivasan has, in fact, penetrated into his so-called opposition camp as at least one association representative met him on Saturday, apparently to join ranks, but skipped Sunday’s meet. Another official of an absentee unit called up during the meeting.While pledging their support to Srinivasan, officials of the state associations present – said to be numbering between 17 and 22 – gave their consent to the plan to enable him to fight election for the top BCCI post again. Srinivasan was present at the meeting.The plan comprised convening a meeting of the working committee on September 26 and postponing the annual general meeting. The AGM, according to the BCCI constitution, should be held by September 30.But since the Supreme Court has barred Srinivasan from managing BCCI affairs while it hears the 2013 IPL fixing case, he can’t contest the election. Srinivasan, who completes three years as BCCI president this month, is reportedly keen to contest again.There is an additional incentive for all those who will be elected BCCI office-bearers and vice-presidents this time. As per the amended constitution, all of them will have a straight threeyear term, as against the previous two-year-plus-one-year rule.advertisement”There were about 17 state associations present, including all six East Zone units,” an office-bearer of an east zone association told MAIL TODAY.However, the president of another association who attended the meeting claimed there were more than 20. “About 21-22 associations were represented,” he said.”It was agreed that a working committee meeting would be convened on September 26 to decide the future course of action [read AGM],” he told MAIL TODAY. Another source put the number at 18. A source informed that a representative of one of the associations absent met Srinivasan.”He is the office-bearer of an association that has been very vocal about Mr Srinivasan,” said the source. The secretary of another state association that was absent said the numbers that turned up in Chennai on Sunday doesn’t reflect votes. “It’s not necessary that all those that attended would vote for Srinivasan. There are several small clusters of associations at present and it remains to be seen who votes for whom,” he told MAIL TODAY.Among those who were either not invited, or did not attend despite being invited, were Mumbai, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra, and Vidarbha. Five of the six South Zone units, which include the Srinivasan-headed Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, were present, though there was a question mark over the Goa Cricket Association. Its president Vinod Phadke was present, but the association had debarred him for being allegedly involved in a match ticket scam in 2001.The only South Zone unit absent was Hyderabad, which had its AGM on Sunday. At the AGM, there was a complete change of regime as former India player Arshad Ayub-led panel swept the election. Ayub is new president.Meanwhile, Aditya Verma, secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar, threatened to approach the Supreme Court if the AGM is deferred.”I will be forced to move the Supreme Court if the BCCI decides to defer or postpone the AGM,” said the man, who filed a PIL in the IPL fixing case.last_img read more

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Pacers handle playoff-chasing, Griffin-less Pistons

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Griffin missed a third straight game Wednesday, and the Pistons were routed 108-89 by the Indiana Pacers. Detroit says Griffin has been dealing with a sore left knee. He’s missed just six games this season, but it’s not clear when he’ll be available again. Coach Dwane Casey hopes to have him back for the team’s next game Friday.“He’s worked the past couple days,” Casey said. “Just not quite right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe out-of-town scoreboard had mostly good news for the Pistons. Brooklyn and Miami both lost, so Detroit remained alone in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. But the Nets and the Orlando Magic are just a half-game behind, and the Heat — who dropped to ninth — are only a game back of the Pistons.Thaddeus Young scored 21 points for the Pacers, who snapped a 10-game losing streak on the road and won for just the third time in their last 10 games overall. Bojan Bogdanovic and Myles Turner scored 17 points apiece, and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 13 rebounds. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Indiana closed the third quarter with nine straight points, and Doug McDermott’s 3-pointer gave the Pacers a 78-62 lead.“We talked about trying to be road tough tonight,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “We wanted to come out and play well, and I thought the guys did from start to finish. Offensively, we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but (our) defense was able to help hold the lead.”Andre Drummond had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Pistons, and Wayne Ellington scored 24 points.The Pistons turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter and trailed 18-15 after one. Indiana was up 44-36 at halftime. There was a highlight for Detroit in the third, when Turner fell to the ground trying to stay with Reggie Jackson on the perimeter, and Jackson made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to six. But it was a tough evening for the Pistons overall.Griffin has averaged 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 72 games — the most he’s played since he appeared in 80 in 2013-14 with the Los Angeles Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT “Whenever you’re missing your main guy, it’s kind of hard playing on the fly and figuring it out, but we have to adjust and we have to do it quickly,” Jackson said.HOME COURT?The Pacers are safely in the playoffs, but they’re still tied after Wednesday with Boston for fourth place in the East. So home court in the first round is at stake for both those teams down the stretch.“Every win counts. Every game, we have to play like it’s our last possession or our last game,” Young said. “We have to get as many wins as possible to keep up with that four spot. We just need to continue the course and continue to play and just take it from there.”RECORDDrummond tied his own team record with his 66th double-double of the season. He also had that many in 2015-16. Isiah Thomas had 65 in 1984-85.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana is 22-21 in Victor Oladipo’s absence. He is out for the season after a January knee injury. … Darren Collison (groin) and Wesley Matthews (hamstring) also missed the game. … Cory Joseph had six points and 12 assists.Pistons: Detroit has lost five of seven. … The Pistons went 11 of 41 from 3-point range. … Detroit finished with 20 turnovers.UP NEXT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, second from left, sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Detroit. Griffin sat out for a third game with a sore knee. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Blake Griffin made it through almost the whole season without a significant injury.Now, as the Detroit Pistons try to hold on to a playoff spot, their star’s health is a concern again.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pacers: Host Boston on Friday night.Pistons: At Oklahoma City on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Walt Lemon Jr. makes most of chance to play in NBA in Bulls’ skid-snapping win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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Dream duel sealed

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Just too good Paul Lee leads Magnolia Hotshots. PBA IMAGESMagnolia made minced meat of NLEX, 102-74, on Wednesday night to clamp down on the sixth seed and arrange a dream quarterfinal duel with equally popular sister team Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.With one scenario possibly sending them to a twice-to-win hole, the Hotshots didn’t leave anything to chance at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao and bombarded the Road Warriors from inside and out, finishing with a 6-5 record for the eliminations and drawing the crowd darlings in the first round of the playoffs in the process.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “Our defense proved to be a big factor. We limited NLEX under 90. Otherwise, they would’ve beaten us,” Victolero said.Bong Galanza was the only player who finished in twin digits for the lethargic Road Warriors, shooting 10 points.NLEX trailed by as many as 31 points.The Magnolia mentor pointed to the All-Star break as among the other factors that helped them mount such a performance.“Now, the players have gotten into a rhythm,” he said, adding that a handful of his wards were able to rest for three days, the ones who were “feeling something,” for four days.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentscenter_img And coach Chito Victolero does not mind who will be on the opposite side of the floor come Saturday, for as long as he and his Hotshots got what they were shooting for.“We achieved our goal and that is to get the sixth spot,” he told reporters in Filipino. “Now we can focus on the quarterfinals, the playoffs. I’m happy because we were able to secure an equal opportunity—[play in] a best-of-three [series].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Magnolia win also kept Alaska alive, with the Aces to play the Road Warriors in a KO match for the eighth and last berth after NorthPort claimed No. 7 later in the night with a 100-97 win over the Gin Kings.Ginebra was assured of No. 3 no matter the result of its clash with NorthPort, which wound up with a 5-6 record. MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Road Warriors and the Aces finished with 4-7 slates and will dispute the last slot—and the right to play No. 1 Phoenix Pulse—on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Phoenix and No. 2 Rain or Shine would need to win just once over their lower-ranked foes to advance to the Final Four.Paul Lee scored 26 points in under 24 minutes and three more Hotshots tossed in twin digits as Magnolia won with plenty to spare.“It’s going to be hard because we’ll play a top team in Ginebra. But again, it’s a best-of-three. Our foes won’t be enjoying an advantage,” he added.Lee shot the lights out, drilling six triples, with Aldrech Ramos shooting 15 and Mark Barroca 14—all coming from the third period.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

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Ateneo clinches twice-to-beat

first_imgCeres slays Bung Karno demons Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Ateneo is now assured that it only needs to win once against its semifinal foe to book a finals berth. But the Lady Eagles could still lose the No. 1 seed if they lose their last outing and La Salle wins its last assignment.Ateneo will battle nothing-to-lose National University while La Salle will square off with with Far Eastern U on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo grabbed a twice-to-beat incentive while La Salle put one hand on that same playoff bonus after crushing their respective opponents on Wednesday in UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre.Ateneo routed Adamson, 25-16, 28-26, 25-17, while La Salle ripped University of the East, 25-17, 25-16, 25-19, to tighten their hold on top of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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