Russell set for season opener

first_imgThe 2017 track and field season will step up a notch this weekend with the staging of the Youngster Goldsmith meet inside the National Stadium. Fans are in for a treat with hurdlers taking the spotlight in what will be a sneak preview of the upcoming ISSA-Grace-Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Champ-ionships. This is the only development meet where there will be heats and finals for the sprint hurdlers, and based on the competition so far, there will be some fierce clashes among both sexes this season. Calabar’s outstanding hurdler De’Jour Russell will make his season debut in Class One, competing in the 110m hurdles. Despite competing in the class for the first time, he should not have any trouble negotiating the 99.0 centimetres barrier as competing for the first time in Poland at the World U-20 Championships last year where he raced to a world-leading junior time of 13.20 seconds when winning his semi-finals. TIGHT FOR TOP SPOTS It will be tight for the other top spots, as his former teammate Alex Robinson, who now attends Wolmer’s Boys, showed excellent form last Saturday at the Queen’s/Grace Jackson meet, where he won in a personal best 13.88 seconds. Kingston College duo of Wayne Pinnock and Davion Williams are unbeaten so far this season and will be hoping to continue their dominance in Class Two. However, they will have the Jamaica College duo of Trezequet James and Tarijmaar Miller to contend with. The girls Class Two 100m hurdles is worth going miles to see as Holmwood Technical’s Shanette Allison and Vere’s Britany Anderson will be involved in a titanic clash. Both are in impressive form and the winner could likely go 13.2 here. Despite not showing her usual good form as yet, Deznay Freeman of Manchester High, the 2016 Champs Class Two champion, cannot be counted out and could spoil the party. Vere’s Amoi Brown threw down the gauntlet in Class One last Saturday at the Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet after stopping the clock at 13.78 seconds. However, she will have the likes of Wolmer’s Janeek Brown, along with the Edwin Allen duo of Gabrielle McDonald and Khamoy Farqhuarson and the seasoned campaigner Nicolle Foster of Holmwood to contend with.last_img read more

AVC brings PH volleyball team closer for SEA Games

first_imgMOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “We have to prepare harder now and we have to have a better on-court chemistry than what he had here,” said Valdez. “We have to see all the little things so we’ll have better movement once we play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “This was a long tournament and we all know each other [better] because of it,” said Valdez in Filipino as she finished with 11 points in the loss to the Kazakhs.“We all have one goal and we’ll all kill ourselves to achieve that goal and bring glory to the country.”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 Kuala Lumpur Games would be Valdez’ second after she competed in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.She said they’d have to come out stronger if they hope to step to the podium in Malaysia. Belo flies to KL with Gilas, hopes to join team in SEA Games End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 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) CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—National team outside hitter Alyssa Valdez said national team’s time in the AVC Asian senior Women’s Volleyball Championship has been of valuable help as it prepares for 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.The Philippines finished at eighth place after three straight losses in in the Asian tournament includinga 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3 setback to Kazakhstan Thursday but Valdez knows they’ve garnered enough experience to help them in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nzeusseu tows Lyceum to 8th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ NBA: Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey next season For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View comments Nzeusseu fired eight of his 13 points in the payoff period, where the Pirates used a 10-2 run to turn things around and get the lead, 63-62, on amazing reverse from Marcelino with 5:41 left.READ: Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’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 Cameroonian also had 15 rebounds and three blocks to help keep Lyceum’s unbeaten record through eight games.CJ Perez tallied a team-high 14 markers and five boards, as he bucked a forgettable 6-of-19 clip from the field and drained the huge three with 3:30 to play to give Pirates some separation down the stretch. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum weathered a tough stand from Letran and pulled off a 75-68 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates, who played without coach Topex Robinson who was serving a one-game suspension, rallied behind Mike Nzeusseu in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback from 17 points down.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 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 Jaycee Marcelino added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Reymar Caduyac was steady from the charity stripe, drilling all of his 12 markers from the free throw line.Lyceum faced its biggest deficit of the season as it trailed by 37-20, midway in the second quarter.But the Pirates soon after buckled down to work with Nzeusseu punishing the depleted Knights frontline, who was without the injured Jeo Ambohot and foul troubled Daryl Pascual and Irvin Mandreza.Lyceum snapped Letran’s four-game winning run and got a shot at a first round sweep with a win against Mapua on Tuesday.Rey Nambatac topped the Knights with 16 points and six rebounds, while JP Calvo had 11 markers, four boards, and two assists in the loss, as they finished the first round with a 5-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT The Scores:LYCEUM 75 – Perez 14, Nzeusseu 13, Jc. Marcelino 13, Caduyac 12, Ayaay 7, Baltazar 5, Jv. Marcelino 4, Ibanez 4, Tansingco 2, Pretta 1, Marata 0.LETRAN 68 – Nambatac 16, Calvo 11, Quinto 10, Balanza 8, Balagasay 6, Mandreza 6, Taladua 5, Caralipio 4, Pascual 2, Gedaria 0, Vacaro 0, Bernabe 0.Quarters: 18-26, 35-44, 53-59, 75-68. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Jiu-jitsu expert Ochoa delivers PH’s 1st gold in Aimag

first_imgPH jiu-jitsu team. Apryl Jessica Eppinger (extreme left), Margarita Ochoa (third from left) and Annie Ramirez (fourth from left).ASHGABAT—Jiu-jitsu specialist Margarita Ochoa captured the first gold medal for the Philippines in 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.The 27-year-old Ochoa overwhelmed Le Thu Trang Du of Vietnam, 5-0, in the finals of the women’s Ne-waza -45kg category on Tuesday held at Martial Arts Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Besides Ochoa’s feat, the Philippines has one silver courtesy of jiu-jitsu’s Marc Alexander Lim and a bronze from wrestler Alvin Lobreguito.This medal output already surpassed the production of Filipino athletes (1 gold and two bronzes) in the previous AIMAG in 2013 Incheon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody Letran snaps 3-game skid, holds off Arellano In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Magnolia earns twice-to-beat, pulls plug on Meralco’s playoff hopes

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Ian Sangalang and Marc Pingris combined for 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks for the Hotshots, who shot 50 percent from the field while limiting the Bolts to just 35 percent.Magnolia cruised to victory despite missing the services of playmaker Jio Jalalon. Jalalon, a native of CDO, is with Gilas Pilipinas, which plays Japan on Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Magnolia, which joined defending champion San Miguel Beer in the top two, stretched its lead to 20, 60-40, after a free throw by Sangalang at the 5:32 mark of the third quarter.Lee was pretty much unguardable throughout the game, especially in early part of the fourth quarter, where he toyed with Meralco’s defense. He hit a triple to make it, 73-52, before zig-zagging his way for a nifty drive to make it, 77-55, with 9:07 remaining.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 folkThe star guard finished with 21 points and three steals in just less than 20 minutes on the floor.Magnolia wrapped up its elimination round schedule with an 8-3 card while Meralco (4-7), which will miss the all-Filipino Cup playoffs for the third consecutive time. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMagnolia locked up the second twice-to-beat advantage and eliminated Meralco from playoff contention after a 94-65 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Xavier University Gym Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.Paul Lee sparked a second-quarter breakaway that saw the Hotshots go on a 10-0 run and were never threatened from that point on.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Ray Parks blasts MPBL for its Fil-foreign rule

first_imgLATEST STORIES The son of seven-time PBA Best Import Bobby Ray Parks Sr. expressed his disgust on his Twitter account saying how can a league label him a foreigner when he was born and raised in the Philippines.“First time in my life I was considered an American in my own home country,” Parks wrote on Wednesday. “Dito ako lumaki, dito ako pinanganak, may Filipino passport ako (This was where I grew up, this was where I was born, and I have a Filipino passport.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Bobby Ray Parks Jr. slammed the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s ruling on limiting teams from having more than one Filipino player with foreign blood on its rosters.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GlobalPort dumps struggling NLEX for third win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn a report, league commissioner Kenneth Duremdes announced that the MPBL will limit teams from getting more than one Filipino-foreign player and that the player should not be taller than 6-foot-4.The new rule came about when expansion team Mandaluyong, which will have Mac Cuan as its head coach, will be fielding in Parks and fellow Filipino-American Lawrence Domingo. Cuan, Parks, and Domingo were all part of the Alab Pilipinas team that won the ASEAN Basketball League.Parks even went on to decry an almost racist policy the MPBL made.“Dahil sa kulay ng balat ko at dahil tatay ko ay Amerikano dapat na akong ikonsider na foreigner sa sarili kong bayan (Just because of the color of my skin that I’m considered an American, should I be considered a foreigner in my own country?” Parks posted.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

World Cup no biggie for USA Basketball

first_imgSome nations like the Philippines and Australia are taking matters too seriously, sadly even trying to rearrange each other’s mug in order to qualify for basketball’s World Cup in 2019.As a consequence, the national teams of both countries are now hurting physically and emotionally following an on-court brawl, among the worst in the annals of basketball during a World Cup qualifier at Philippine Arena in Bulacan last month.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal While basketball’s have-nots are trying damn hard to survive the qualifiers, the United States team, the reigning World Cup champion made up of basketball’s biggest superstars, is letting the process run its course.After all, basketball is only a game.USA Basketball’s two-day mini-camp ended in Las Vegas last Friday, and what’s next for the national team that will defend the World Cup in China is up in the air.If Team USA qualifies in February, 12 players will be selected from a pool of 35.But even before probable national team members like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul and James Harden could see action, it will be up to the NBA G-League players currently bannering USA Basketball in the qualifiers to land a berth in China.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms URCC fetes celebrity athletes LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Suspensions meted out after the melee by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) are causing bitter beer faces for the Filipinos more than the Aussies.With 10 players and two coaches suspended, Fiba’s action effectively decimated the Philippine national team, forcing basketball’s local governing body to withdraw from the Asian Games in Indonesia later this month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’This will be only the second time that the Philippines, a four-time Asiad gold medalist and bronze medal winner in 1998, won’t play since 1951.As can be expected in a country where basketball is treated like religion, reaction against the team’s pullout was brisk and blistering. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re not going anywhere if we don’t qualify,” national team coach and San Antonio Spurs mentor Gregg Popovich said matter-of-factly.Veteran Baguio newsman Ramon Dacawi has sent a “long shot” appeal to NBA megastar and philanthropist LeBron James that he prays “will find its mark.”Dacawi 67, is facing a lifetime of dialysis due to kidney failure caused by diabetes.In a letter to the James Family Foundation, Dacawi is seeking financial help for a kidney transplant because he said even in “my senior years and condition, life is still beautiful.”Also a former mayoral spokesman, Dacawi is a longtime advocate of kidney patients and has initiated a signature campaign to ask Congress to make dialysis a free medical service.His letter was shared with his permission by ABS-CBN Northern Luzon bureau chief Dhobie De Guzman.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

NCAA: Arellano recovers from San Beda loss, rallies to beat Perpetual

first_imgThe Chiefs found the will to bounce back from the 98-79 clobbering they got from San Beda last Friday, but needed a fierce second turnaround to snatch their fourth win against five defeats.From a 17-34 disadvantage in the second quarter, Arellano slowly chipped away at the lead and tied the game at 70 before making crucial stops in the end game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Coming from that big 50-point game by Bolick, we were really down and hurt,” said coach Jerry Codinera. “Way to bounce back with this down-to-the-wire finish.”The last time the Chiefs took the floor, they let Robert Bolick drop 50 points—37 in the second half-on them in a career-best performance for the Red Lions. Asian Games: The billionaire bridge player who holds all the cards Arellano came storming back from 17 points down to defeat Perpetual Help, 76-72, and end the first round on a high note in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Altas, meanwhile, absorbed their second straight loss as they were unable to stop Kraniel Villoria and Maui Sera Josef from rallying the Chiefs. Villoria and Josef combined for 29 points.Perpetual Help dropped to 5-4 at the fifth spot with Arellano trailing behind.center_img LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Gaballo stays unbeaten with quick stoppage

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LeBron will suit up for Lakers’ pre-season opener “I’m very happy because I was given this opportunity to fight here,” Gaballo, the reigning WBA interim bantamweight belt said in Filipino after the non-title bout.The 22-year-old Gaballo hardly broke a sweat, unloading flurries to the head and body but it was downstairs where Kisarawe folded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGaballo’s unleashed body punches that sent Kisarawe to a knee twice, forcing the referee to stop the fight.Gaballo, who upped his impressive mark to 20-0 with 17 knockouts, scored a 12th round stoppage over American Stephon Young in the US to win the interim belt in his last fight back in March. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netRising star Reymart Gaballo continued his undefeated streak after a one-round demolition of Tanzania’s Julias Kisarawe on Sunday at SM North Edsa SkyDome in Quezon City.Gaballo fought before a hometown crowd for the first time in nearly two years after fighting overseas in his last three bouts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Adamson vows to get back at La Salle after painful loss

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University’s trajectory in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament just transformed from an ascending line to a falling parabola.The Soaring Falcons started out the season on a five-game winning streak but have since staggered to two straight losses, the last of which was a 79-78 heartbreak at the hands of De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Manganti, who had 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, said it all boiled down to his team’s failure to execute on both ends.“We couldn’t execute in the end and we couldn’t defend,” said Manganti.The loss, which effectively erased Adamson’s early invincibility, almost seemed to be a personal matter for the Soaring Falcons that they vowed to defeat La Salle in the second round of the tournament.“I just want to beat them the next time we play them,” said Jerrick Ahanmisi, who had 27 points and seven rebounds. “We just got to prepare for it and do everything we can in the next round.”“I want to beat them so bad, this one hurts but we got to take it like any other game, take it one game at a time, we’re not going to change our mentality,” said Manganti.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum YOG: PH archer Tagle, Estonian teammate near medal round Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson is now stuck in a three-way with Ateneo and Far Eastern University with 5-2 records but forward Sean Manganti said it was their overtime loss against the Green Archers that really struck a chord.“I think there were a lot of things in the game that we’ve done that were wrong,” said Manganti Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We shot ourselves in the foot, we lost that game. La Salle didn’t beat us, we beat ourselves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Falcons looked to have the game in order after taking a 56-49 lead with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter but they allowed the Green Archers to come back and send the game into overtime after Aljun Melecio’s floater with 13.6 seconds left.Once overtime rolled in, it was La Salle that immediately took control, taking a 75-67 lead after another one of Melecio’s baskets with 1:06 remaining. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more