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India beat England by 246 runs

first_imgVISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP):India took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five match series by beating England by 246 runs yesterday to win the second test.India sealed a comprehensive victory after lunch on the fifth and final day, dismissing England for 158 in 97.3 overs.Needing to bat through the final day to salvage a draw after resuming on 87-2, chasing an improbable target of 405 to win, England lost their last eight wickets for just 66 runs, giving up five wickets in the morning session then three more after lunch to concede a heavy defeat.India captain Virat Kohli questioned the opposition’s intent as England focused on batting out more than four sessions to save the match.”You need to show some intent as the pitch gets tougher to bat on,” said Kohli, who was named man of the match after scoring 167 and 81. “Scoring runs in between puts some pressure on the bowlers. It is a basic thing. If you don’t have that intent in the fourth innings, it is tough to play out four and a half sessions (on Days 4 and 5).”England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow followed up his first innings half-century to finish unbeaten on 34, but no one outside of England’s top three batsman made double figures.TIGHTEN THE SCREWSRavichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav finished with three wickets each, while Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja got two apiece for India.England made an ominous start to the day when Ben Duckett went early for a duck, caught behind by Wriddhiman Saha off Ashwin with just five added to the overnight total.Moeen Ali made just two before he was caught at backward short leg off Jadeja as India began to tighten the screws.Ben Stokes was bowled for six by off-spinner Yadav after the drinks break, then Shami used the second new ball to get rid of Joe Root (25) and Adil Rashid (4) and leave India in total command.No one bowler stood out on a wearing pitch, and the Indian attack worked as a unit, using the conditions on offer.The home team wrapped up the final three wickets quickly after the lunch interval with Ashwin bowling Zafar Ansari for a duck then Yadav trapping Stuart Broad (5) and James Anderson (0) leg before wicket in successive deliveries.The first test in Rajkot was drawn. The third test starts in Mohali on November 26.last_img read more

RJR/Gleaner netball team, a symbol of new company

first_imgThe struggles and triumph of the newly combined RJR/Gleaner netball team symbolises the trials which the amalgamated entity will undergo during its teething phase and the values required to make a successful combined company, says RJR managing director Gary Allen.The RJR/Gleaner netball team, the first team to represent the newly joint media entities, is a perfect blueprint of how to make the integration a success, says Allen.In their first season as unified partners they took the Business House Intermediate ‘B’ title and placed second behind Division One Business House winners, Scotiabank at the Florida Classic in October.Initially, the coming together of both teams presented difficulties, but team captain Jennifer ‘Jenny Jenny’ Small said with respect, discipline, hard work, team-work, and a winning mentality they achieved the ultimate locally and just fell short of the top prize internationally.Allen added that the girls are an exemplary model for the new RJR/Gleaner marriage.”It’s (team’s success) a very significant accomplishment. It is the first combined effort at anything we have done since we merged and it is the first victory as an amalgamated entity, which psychologically is very important, and this is just the first victory of many I foresee,” he said.”It has been an introductory collaboration between two companies that have come together and it’s a signal to staff that we are going to be successful.”We have come together as two huge institutions and we are going to have issues and challenges, but once we are together like the netball team and the example they set for us, we will overcome and we will be successful,” Allen added.Netball captain, Small, said fusing the teams was strenuous, but they did it through sacrifices, hard work, and incentives.”The bigger history is not only combining successfully but we are champions,” said Small.”It was difficult to put the different personalities, characters, and two teams together. It took a time and knowing each other and learning to respect each other was the biggest part.””We had conflicts and we resolved those quickly, and one thing that worked well was incentives. They got rewarded every match. There were spa treatments, supermarket vouchers and we rewarded MVPs. But I had to learn the weaknesses and strengths of everyone, let them know the team needs them and every girl felt needed and that was what we did to get one unit,” Small explained.Allen said the team and its achievement has been a big part of the integration and their positive values helped them achieve it in short order. Now they want to encourage those values in the work force and achieve the same results.The team’s success has also enhance the company’s already massive image and they intend to continue using sports as a driving force for health and wellness in the organisation.Meanwhile, Small lauded the team’s performance, especially at the Florida Classic where she felt they could have gone one better had the tournament been better arranged.last_img read more

TNT coach Nash Racela fined 10K

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT coach Nash Racela’s actions got him in hot water as he got hit with the PBA’s first wave of infractions in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The youthful mentor got fined P10,000 for directly addressing PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa during a live game in the KaTropa’s 106-96 win over Kia last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Racela opted to not issue comments about the matter, saying, “It is what it is.”Blackwater big man Kyle Pascual and Kia bruiser Eric Camson also didn’t get away from the fine spree, as they were penalized P5,000 eachfor their flagrant foul penalty one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’GlobalPort forward Sean Anthony had to pay P3,000 for flopping, Phoenix shooter Matthew Wright was slapped a P1,000 fine for his technical foul for use of profane language, while Alaska’s Vic Manuel and Star’s Rodney Brondial were meted a P1,000 fine for incurring technical foul for second motion.All in all, P26,000 were collected, all of which will go to the PBA Players’ Trust Fund. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returncenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 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 MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Neymar pledges glory for PSG View commentslast_img read more

Bolts stay unbeaten, keep Picanto winless behind Durham’s triple-double

first_imgPBA IMAGESAllen Durham posted a triple-double and Meralco dumped Kia, 112-97, to gain solo lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham collected 25 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Bolts, who upped their mark to 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate Back on top, Banjo Norte puts bitter past behind Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Hodge rolled his ankle late in the second quarter while Hugnatan also suffered an ankle injury in at the 3:10 mark of the third quarter. Both did not return.Chris Newsome added 19 points, 11 coming in the opening period, and seven assists for Meralco, which has beaten all of its opponents by double-digits this conference.The Bolts had 31 assists and only 10 turnovers and Black attributed his team’s unselfish play this conference to Durham.“He is really been the one who has led our attempt to be very unselfish this conference. We’ve been averaging around 26 assists a game going into this basketball game,” said Black.Markeith Cummings paced Kia, which dropped to 0-5, with 20 points while Reden Celda had 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT “I thought it was a very good effort from my team today, both offensively and defensively. We really wanted to be very focused going into this game,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. “We didn’t want to stumble, because our goal is to try to stay in the top four and try to get one of the twice-to-beat advantages.”“I think AD (Durham) should be given a lot of credit for this game. A lot of other players also stepped up today, particularly Amer, and Newsome. But I thought AD was really the difference today as far as our game was concerned,” Black said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Picanto kept the game close early but it didn’t take long for the Bolts to assert themselves and take control with a 57-41 halftime lead.Meralco sustained its strong play despite losing two of its key players in Cliff Hodge and Reynel Hugnatan due to injuries. 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Ravena wants more after winning record fourth gold medal

first_imgRain or Shine banks on Cruz, deals Star its 1st loss The 6-foot playmaker, his hair pulled back by a hairband, then, decided to take a step back before swishing a three.Just another basket in the Philippines’ pile of points that buried an overmatched Indonesia side Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’READ: Philippines defends basketball titles, rips Indonesia for the gold“But for me, that step-back three,” Ravena, would say later, “That was my graceful exit.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ravena added: “I would love to play for a fifth SEA Games. But nobody knows what will happen. There could be another coach. Another program. Other players.”Of all the Philippines’ basketball gold medal runs, he said this edition was the toughest.“All the countries have stepped up. They really want to win over us. They prepared for us,” said Ravena.But for the meantime, Ravena, who would watch girlfriend Alyssa Valdez the following morning for the women’s volleyball bronze medal match, would like to relish the newest addition to his growing collection.“It’s icing on the cake,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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) Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles FILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — With four gold medals around his neck, Kiefer Ravena is still not taking anything for granted.Just when about everybody was trying to score in garbage time in the gold medal match against Indonesia, Ravena dashed for a fast break, but found the lanes suddenly crowded.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

La Salle takes 4th UAAP table tennis crown; NU seizes men’s throne

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Emy Rose Dael claimed her second straight Most Valuable Player award, while seniors Jamaica Sy and Mardeline Carreon got a fitting end to their collegiate careers.It was La Salle’s fifth women’s championship in six years, harking back to the days of Lariba’s dominance in the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Rio Olympian Lariba, who won three UAAP MVP awards in her collegiate days, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) last May and is still recovering in the hospital. She was a part of coaching staff last season.Joana Chen of Ateneo won the Rookie of the Year honors. View comments Meanwhile, National University bagged their first ever title in the men’s division to halt UST’s rule with a 3-1 win in the Finals.Bulldogs’ John Misal was feted as the season MVP.NU’s boys’ team also secured back-to-back titles after stopping UST, 3-0, in their do-or-die affair behind MVP Stephen John Deiz.On the other hand, UST’s girls’ team completed the perfect season with a 3-1 triumph over De La Salle-Zobel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:13Robredo pushes back, asks what’s the real figure on drug war02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect02:14Carpio 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 With Ian Lariba on their minds, the La Salle women’s team won its fourth straight title in the UAAP Season 80 table tennis tournament Monday at the UP CHK Gym.After seeing their 14-game winning run stopped, the Lady Paddlers bucked their shock opening loss to University of Santo Tomas, 2-3, and rebounded with identical 3-1 victories in the following matches to remain the most dominant table tennis team.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dillinger vows war as he gets wish of facing Ginebralast_img read more

Meb runs final NYC Marathon to cheers, collapsing at finish

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meb Keflezighi of the United States approaches the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Meb Keflezighi left it all on the course in his final New York City Marathon, blowing kisses and giving the thumbs-up to the adoring crowds in Central Park before collapsing at the finish line.Wearing his signature “MEB” bib, the 42-year-old Keflezighi led the pack early and finished 11th on Sunday in his 26th and final marathon in the city where he made his 2002 debut.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Perkins arrives to Phoenix practice way before call time, but still not the earliest Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 “What a day for America,” Keflezighi said. “I heard she won at 24 (miles). I think I did a jump with both hands in the air.”NYC marathon race director Peter Ciaccia called this “the Mebathon.” He surpassed the great Grete Waitz of Norway with his 11th appearance here. Throughout his career, Keflezighi has produced eight top-10 finishes in New York.Five days after the bike path terror attack killed eight people near the World Trade Center, more than 50,000 runners from 125 countries and all 50 states ran through the various ethnic neighborhoods of the five boroughs.Keflezighi was ahead at Mile 7. He wound up about five minutes behind winner Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya.Keflezighi’s dramatic victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon came a year after the deadly bombings there. He triumphantly broke the tape with the names of three victims and a slain police officer written on his bib, finishing in a personal-best time of 2:08:37.ADVERTISEMENT “Meb is Meb. There’s nobody quite like him,” she said. “It’s been a joy getting to know him through our sport. If this is in fact his last marathon, he’ll continue to be very involved in the sport at every level.”The face of American long-distance running, who became more familiar through Skechers shoe commercials, says he’ll coach, run as a pacer and work with youth through his MEB Foundation.“The marathon, you can’t act it,” he said. “From Mile 1 all the way, you have to get there somehow. That’s what life is. I hope I’ve been a good ambassador of the sport.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIEScenter_img “He was part of healing Boston after the bombings,” Flanagan said. “His performance meant the world to me and to the people who helped raise me. So today, I thought, just be like Meb.”Keflezighi was brought to tears this week upon hearing he’d receive the Abebe Bikila Award. It’s for outstanding contribution to the sport of distance running, handed out by the New York Road Runners.“Growing up without television, electricity or running water, probably the first athlete I ever heard about was Abebe Bikila,” he said. “The second athlete was Pele.”Keflezighi and his family immigrated to Italy and then San Diego to escape Eritrea’s war of independence from Ethiopia. Bikila, a two-time Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia, set a world record while running barefoot in the 1960 Rome Games.“Sports were something, when I didn’t speak a word of English, it got me the thumbs-up,” said Keflezighi about his teen track performances in the U.S. “It’s self-esteem, that you belong to something.”A four-time NCAA title winner primarily in the 5K and 10K at UCLA, he vowed his first NYC marathon would be his last after hitting the wall in mile 21. But Keflezighi’s long-distance career took off when he won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the first U.S. man since Frank Shorter in 1976 to win a medal in the marathon.He broke his hip at the U.S. Olympic trials in 2007 in Central Park, a race where friend and training partner Ryan Shay collapsed and died of a heart attack. He followed that sadness with a 2009 NYC Marathon win.Keflezighi is one of 10 children who maximized their potential in the United States, becoming doctors, lawyers, nurses and engineers.“My dad first taught me that hard work beats everything and never judge a book by its cover,” he said. “You do the best you can do, get the best out of yourself. Sports, Nelson Mandela says, unites us more than anything else.”Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won gold at the first women’s marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, says Keflezighi has left a “unique legacy.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Race officials, his wife and young daughters lifted him off the pavement after a 26.2-mile effort that lasted 2 hours, 15 minutes, 29 seconds.“It was a beautiful victory lap to be up in the front,” said Keflezighi, whose goal was to finish in the top 10. “Emotions get to you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMore than 70 friends and family were on hand to witness the final bow of the only runner to win an Olympic medal and the New York and Boston marathons. Keflezighi became a U.S. citizen in 1998, a decade after his family left war-torn Eritrea.In 2009, he became the first American man since Alberto Salazar in 1982 to win the NYC marathon. On Sunday, his friend Shalane Flanagan of Boston became the first American woman in 40 years to win the event. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Djokovic to face Bautista Agut in Abu Dhabi comeback

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic smiles during a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017.Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury, he announced on July 26. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ANDREJ ISAKOVICFormer world number one and 12-time major winner Novak Djokovic will face Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in his first match in almost six months at the Mubadala world championships on Friday.Bautista Agut, the world number 20 from Spain, set up the showdown against Djokovic by seeing off flamboyant young Russian Andrey Rublev 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bautista Agut has won just one of seven matches against Djokovic, now ranked at 12 in the world, in his career.“It’s going to be great to have Novak on court again — for everybody, for tennis, for all of us,” said the Spaniard.“I’m happy to play against him again. I played some tough matches with him and I always enjoy playing against Novak.”South African world number 14 Kevin Anderson provided the first upset of the three-day Abu Dhabi event, defeating the 10th ranked Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the opening match on Thursday.The 31-year-old Anderson has never lost to Carreno Busta on the ATP Tour, enjoying a 3-0 advantage over his rival, including a semi-final win in this year’s US Open, and he never looked in trouble with an assured 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) win.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Anderson broke Carreno Busta early in the second game of the opening set, and then his aggression paid off in the second-set tie-breaker as he earned a place in the semi-finals on Friday against world number five Dominic Thiem of Austria.“It was a good start for me. The court here is similar to the ones in Australia and they use the same balls. I have worked hard on my game during the pre-season and to be able to put some of those things into a match situation and succeed, was a good feeling,” said Anderson as he builds towards the season’s first Grand Slam in Melbourne next month.Another highlight of the UAE tournament will be the comeback of former women’s number one Serena Williams on Saturday. The 36-year-old American, the most successful player in the Open era with 23 Grand Slam titles, plays French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled to be held before the men’s final.Williams was last seen in action winning the Australian Open this January. She then took a sabbatical to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Djokovic hasn’t played since retiring from his quarter-final at Wimbledon against Tomas Berdych in July with an elbow injury.The 30-year-old will make his comeback on Friday before launching his competitive campaign as top seed at the Qatar Open next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBautista Agut, 29, took advantage of the hard-hitting Rublev’s numerous unforced errors to win in 88 minutes. Rublev was broken twice in each set and even though he saved four match points in the eighth game of the second, his aggression once again cost him as he netted a powerful forehand to end the match. Aldridge leads Spurs’ charge past Knicks 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 View commentslast_img read more

Carlos says UP ‘got nervous’ amid UE rally

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carlos said they were able to calm down during the break heading into the fifth set and that allowed them to close things out in the final period.“We told ourselves to calm down and we did,” said Carlos, who had 22 points for UP.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alaska stretches streak to 6, fends off GlobalPort in OT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO – University of the Philippines’ Diana Carlos attempts a spike against two UE blockers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines almost shot itself in the foot after its near collapse against University of the East in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday.The Lady Maroons were firmly ahead two sets to none but everything went to the way side in the third and fourth periods when UP suddenly lost control of the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP looked bamboozled in the third and fourth periods, where they committed majority of its 46 errors and the Lady Warriors took advantage to force a fifth set.“We got nervous there,” said UP captain Diana Carlos in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. “Each of us had an area to cover but since we were nervous someone would go into another player’s spot.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough UP still emerged winners, 25-19, 25-13, 21-25, 16-25, 15-8, it was evident that the Lady Maroons walked on a tight rope in the third and fourth sets.Four of UE’s last six points in the third set were off UP errors and a similar thing happened in the fourth when the Lady Maroons failed to figure out who would receive Judith Abil’s serve that eventually turned into an ace to force the decider. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Petron targets roaring start vs Sta. Lucia; Foton, Generika-Ayala face off

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Powerhouse Petron takes the first step back to the crown when it clashes with a souped-up Sta. Lucia Realty squad as the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix fires off Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Battle starts at 4 p.m. with the Blaze Spikers looking to come up with a roaring start in a bid to finally reclaim the title in the tough club tourney.Foton and Generika-Ayala will also gun for their first victory when they clash in the 2 p.m. first game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough the import-flavored conference gets underway with its first two matches, the league will have its formal opening ceremonies at the Sta. Rosa City Sports Complex on Feb. 24 where all eight teams will join in the traditional parade of colors.After losing in the finals for three straight years, the Blaze Spikers hope to finally conquer the title in what is billed as the most prestigious, most competitive women’s volleyball tourney in the country. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Singson assumes shooting ass’n presidency; Fernandez assails ‘brazen takeover’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano American spikers Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda will be back to power the Blaze Spikers, who will parade the same core of Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Frances Molina and Rhea Dimaculangan.Team additions include middle blocker Luth Malaluan, setter Angelica Legacion and libero Pia Gaiser, who will debut in the tournament after suffering a knee injury in her final playing year for University of the Philippines in the UAAP.“We will do our best to step up this year,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos, whose wards were on the verge of winning the title before completely fading against a tough F2 Logistics side in the best-of-three finals showdown of last year’s Grand Prix.“Our goal is to finally win the title this year. We haven’t won the Grand Prix crown since 2014 and I can say that we’re all hungry and ready to win.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more