Anderson urges greater community involvement

first_img BEST EVER One new event, the 800m, is to be added to the event this year with Ray Harvey, the meet director expressing confidence that this year’s staging will be one of the best ever. Apart from the overall sponsorship package, Ockino Petrie of Nestle revealed a second instalment of the Milo Western Initiative and Coaches incentive, geared towards the development of the sport in western-based schools. The initiative is a $200,000 sum for student athletes, who end up making the national track and field team and this amount is to be shared among the schools. The best coach at the Relays will get a sum of $50,000 from Milo and this will be decided by the Meet Director and his team. This year’s patron will be Stephen Smith of Grange Hill High School in Westmoreland and chairman of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association, for his contribution to the development of the sport in the region. More than 2,000 athletes from several primary and prep schools, high schools, tertiary institutions such as UTech, GC Foster and UWI, along with club teams such as MVP, Maximum Air, Sprintec and the Santa Cruz-based Elite Performance Track Club are expected to compete. Jamaican Olympian Marvin Anderson has said that while he understands the reason why schools choose to scout and buy athletes for their respective squads, he would rather see the schools depending on the support of the community to augment sponsorship which would allow them to keep hold of their better athletes. Anderson was the motivational speaker at yesterday’s launch of the 39th staging of the Milo Western Relays, which is set for February 11, 2017 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. “I am urging the schools to use a community-based thrust to acquire sponsorship, as against always looking to the established organisations such as Milo and Digicel for example,” said Anderson. “While these companies continue to assist through million dollar sponsorships at various levels, schools may not be fortunate enough to be on that list. So I am asking (the schools) to attract small but effective sponsorship to assist the development of your student athletes,” he said. Anderson is a former footballer and athlete at the William Knibb High School and Duncans All-Age in Trelawny, who went on to represent Jamaica in the 100m and 200m at the Carifta Games, CAC Junior Championship, World Championship and Olympics. He said for schools to become independent and be in a better position to keep their athletes, they must be willing to change the approach in how they choose to develop the athletes they have. This entails giving them the necessary support on and off the track and that will serve as motivation for the athletes to stay the course at their school instead of taking up offers elsewhere.last_img read more

Players’ shaved heads symbol of ‘unity,’ says Tang, as Blazers snap skid

first_imgLATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Amer bails out Gilas Cadets in tough outing vs Ateneo Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPatient in his approach for the rebuilding St. Benilde, coach TY Tang knew that his maiden season at the helm will be a challenging experience as he seeks to lay down the foundation for his team moving forward.Six games into the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament and the Blazers are showing promise and their their biggest statement yet came on Tuesday after they shed their slick hairdos and sported shaved domes for their game against Mapua.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments As for his own hair? Tang said that he’d rather leave the hair, or lack thereof, to his players and possibly some of his assistants.“Maybe coach Ali (Peek) and coach Siot (Tanquingcen) can,” he said with a smile. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It might be a source of laughter to some, but Tang lauds this act from his players, noting that simple things like this is big for a squad that is hoping to put the years in the cellar behind them.“Maybe it’s a symbol of unity and character in terms of building themselves, playing and building together whatever happens. That’s one thing the coaches are really happy about. You can’t just see that through certain players, because not all players do that. But they are willing to sacrifice everything just for the common goal and that’s to start winning games,” he said.That sacrifice, though, didn’t end up for naught as St. Benilde used a strong surge in the fourth period to shock Mapua with a come-from-behind 74-69 win.With the team snapping their four-game losing skid, Tang is hopeful that the skin-head Blazers can finally see better days ahead and turn things around.“Hopefully, this will be a morale booster for us in terms of character, that no matter what happens, down 40, down 20, up by one, or up by 20, we’ll finish the game with a lot of attitude and pride,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Tang could only chuckle at the gestured and admitted he was caught off guard.“I also was shocked,” he shared. “I was coming in to our practice and I didn’t know anything about it. They just had the commitment to themselves.”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’JJ Domingo said it was team captain Gerard Castor’s idea to put their manes on the line for their game against Letran.“After our game against Lyceum, Gerard thought about that and said that if we win against Letran, we won’t lose our hair. But if we lose, we’ll go bald,” he said. “You can really see his leadership on and off the court. We respect him and we follow everything he says.” Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

‘Japanese Babe Ruth’ set to take MLB by storm

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Japan’s Shohei Ohtani follows a double in the seventh inning during the international friendly baseball match between Japan and the Netherlands at the Tokyo Dome on November 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIShohei Ohtani is a 100-mile-an-hour fastball pitcher and home-run slugger who once dreamed of skipping the Japanese leagues to head straight for the big time stateside.Hailed in the US media as “Japan’s Babe Ruth”, the 23-year-old is the hottest Japanese export since Hideki Matsui and Ichiro Suzuki took the Major Leagues by storm in the early 2000s.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ At the starting lineOhtani has wowed fans with stellar successes both at the plate and on the mound, supported by his stoic self-discipline.After five seasons in Japan, Ohtani has a career earned-run-average of 2.52 and 624 strikeouts in 85 game appearances as a pitcher. He also boasts a career batting average of .286 and has smashed 48 home runs in 403 game appearances as a batter.Ohtani’s brilliance led the Fighters to their first championship in 10 years in 2016, catapulting him to global fame.He was crowned the most valuable player of the Pacific League in 2016 and was chosen as the league’s best pitcher and designated hitter.Ohtani’s discipline drove him to his success, Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama, said in a recent magazine interview.However, he advised Ohtani, who weighs 97 kilogrammes (213 pounds), to bulk up his physical frame.“It’s like I see both Ichiro and Hideki Matsui in Shohei Ohtani,” Kuriyama said.“At the Fighters, he fulfilled tasks that many said were impossible,” he said. 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Bulls end 10-game skid with OT win over Hornets LATEST STORIES View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “There has never been a player who has performed two ways and reached his great height,” Masa Yamamoto, retired Japanese baseball pitcher, wrote for the Nikkei newspaper.“He is the best talent in Japanese baseball. Without exaggerating, he is a talent seen only once in a century,” he wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOn Friday, Ohtani agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels capping a frenzy of courtship and speculation that had surrounded the player’s move to the US major leagues — and fulfilling his childhood dream of playing stateside. The Angels, who must pay the $20 million posting fee to Ohtani’s Japanese club the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, have until December 22 to complete the deal. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ “He will continue to get better. He is only standing at the starting line,” he said.Be number oneOhtani moves to MLB after surgery in October for an ankle injury, with the Fighters announcing that he will regain full fitness by mid-January.He also tore his left hamstring in the 2017 season. While Ohtani insists on playing two ways, observers say he will eventually have to focus on one skill-set — most likely pitching.Yu Darvish, a former Fighter who moved to the Texas Rangers in 2012 before joining the Dodgers, advised Ohtani to focus on his pitching in the US.“If he wanted to go to the Majors, it (the two-way approach) would absolutely work against him,” Darvish said in a 2014 interview on TV Asahi.“He is a pitcher. There are powerful batters everywhere. Ones with good shoulders and speed. Fundamentally, it is extremely difficult to compete with them,” he said.“But pitching gives him an opportunity to be the number one. You must choose the opportunity to be the number one,” said Darvish. A strapping 6-foot-4 (1.93 metres) from rural Iwate in northern Japan, the baby-faced Ohtani originally wanted to join the US big leagues straight from high school after dominating at that level, passing over Japan’s professional league.However, that could have proved costly for Nippon Professional Baseball, fearing a disastrous precedent that might doom one of Asia’s oldest sporting leagues.Ohtani relented after the Fighters, based in Sapporo on the northern-most Japanese island of Hokkaido, offered to let him play as a designated hitter in games he was not pitching — a rare feat in both Japan and the US.Armed with pitches clocking faster than 160 kilometres (roughly 100 miles)-per-hour and with dozens of home runs to his name, he has drawn comparisons to Babe Ruth, the American baseball icon who began his career as a pitcher but is best remembered as a New York Yankee home-run artist.Unlike legendary Ruth, however, Ohtani is still an evolving talent after only five professional seasons, and Japanese media have treated the nickname as a validation of his talent among US baseball fans.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Taulava makes changes to adapt to NLEX’s style of play

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Asi Taulava’s Christmas wish finally came true on Monday.No, it’s not any gaudy gift or pricey present. The 44-year-old was just relieved to have swished his first 3-pointer this season for NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Being the league’s eldest statesman at 44, the Fil-Tongan admits that playing with a quick pace is his way of adapting to NLEX’s style of play especially with him teaming up with speedy guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, players who are hailed as the Road Warriors’ future.“I got to keep up with Kiefer and Kevin. I can’t let them run me out of the ground. Right now, we’re a much more running team with the young bloods coming in, so I got to be able to run,” he said before heaping much praise to Ravena, who has been nothing but impressive so far. “It’s a new time, a new generation, and you see that Kiefer’s time has landed.”Also a major part of Taulava’s change is his trimmed down physique. He is at his lightest weight in over a decade.But the 2003 PBA Most Valuable Player isn’t paying much attention to his conditioning, but rather, is looking at the bigger picture as he seeks to contribute at the best of his capabilities for the Road Warriors.“I don’t want to talk about my weight or anything. My focus is on my team. Hopefully, these young guys could take us all the way and lead us to the playoffs,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As for his New Year’s resolution, all Taulava is hoping for is to be able to follow Guiao’s orders and be spared from the vitriol the fiery coach spews when things go awry.“I don’t want to be that guy to make a crazy play and when I get back to the bench, coach Yeng will curse at me,’ he said laughing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I feel good. I’m glad it finally went in,” Taulava said. “Last game, I missed my lone attempt so I’m happy that this time, it went in.”Taulava hit a long bomb from the top of the arc at the 8:57 mark of the second quarter.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 folkAlso making the shot feel better for Taulava was the Road Warriors’ pulling off the 115-104 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier to stay unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.But the three-point shot is not the only thing that’s new to Taulava’s game. He is also much more active on the floor. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cruz fills in for Devance in Ginebra win over Magnolia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Rookie again: Valdez set to make her debut as NCAA volleyball analyst

first_imgAlyssa Valdez at the VIP section closely watching an NCAA women’s volleyball game between Jose Rizal University and Lyceum on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s not a lot Alyssa Valdez can’t do when it comes to volleyball.But she faces her biggest challenge yet on the on the sidelines when she makes her debut as NCAA volleyball analyst for ABS-CBN Sports next Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ UST recovers from opening day loss, blanks UE for first win Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “Actually, I’m trying to familiarize myself on how to analyze the game more because before, although, I analyze the game but it’s my game and my opponents’ and not really the whole volleyball game,” Valdez said.Valdez said she’s taking notes from ABS-CBN Sports’ veteran commentators and anchors like Anton Roxas and Mozzy Ravena, the volleyball legend and mother of her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena.“Of course, Tita has been always there to guide me and I always listen to those who are covering the games because you get a different reaction when watching the game as a former player and when you’re an analyst so I still need guidance when it comes to that,” said Valdez, who just recently became one of the hosts of Upfront, a pre-game show before the start of UAAP women’s volleyball action.“That’s why I go and watch the games to learn how to analyze games and know which part of the game I need to focus on when analyzing.”She already considers preparing for her new gig harder than getting ready before a game.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Two years removed from playing in her final UAAP game for Ateneo, Valdez is also using her latest endeavor as a way to stay immersed in the game.Though, she never imagined herself as a commentator.“Never really thought of being one, but you know, you’re always open to all the challenges and after UAAP and after graduating, I want to make it a point not to be away from volleyball,” Valdez said.“So as much as possible I don’t want to lose that connection that’s why I’m trying new things.”RELATED VIDEO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES A two-time UAAP champion and three-time MVP among her countless accolades, Valdez will be back to being a rookie again in front of live television.“[I’m going to be an] analyst this coming semifinals on Tuesday,” Valdez told reporters with a shy smile. “It’s going to be my first time so I’m really trying to get the hang of it by watching and asking help from other people.”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 folkLike a wide-eyed student, Valdez is eager to learn.Exactly a week before she plays her role as color commentator, Valdez was a spectator, closely observing the action in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 awardlast_img read more

UST nears upset of Adamson, takes Game 1 of UAAP softball Finals

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UST has a chance to end Adamson’s dynasty and claim its first softball title since Season 72 with another triumph in Game 2 on Friday.“We will try to finish this on Friday,” said Tigresses coach Sandy Barredo. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments UST Tigresses clinch Game 1 of the UAAP Softball Finals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnn Antolihao was stellar on the mound as she struck out seven batters to lead University of Santo Tomas to a 4-3 Game 1 victory over seven-time defending champion Adamson in the UAAP Season 80 softball Finals Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.The Tiger Softbelles’ ace pitcher was in control for the whole game as she kept the potent Lady Falcons offense in check and only allowed five hits in the championship opener.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard, Blazers extinguish Heat for 10th straight victory LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Antolihao’s solid pitching put pressure on UST’s batters, who willingly accepted the challenge and helped them recover from a 2-1 deficit after the bottom of the second.UST ace pitcher Ann Antolihao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson shortstop Edna Severino’s fumble allowed Jessie Belano to gain the first base, before a Tin Palma walk and a CJ Roa hitter knotted the score at 2-all.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBianca Hernandez would then send two runners home to give the Tiger Softbelles the lead in the top of the third.Lady Falcons pitcher Lyca Basa surrendered seven hits in the match. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

Lassiter says Beermen have no room to relax vs Hotshots

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery National team coach says PH an emerging powerhouse in jiujitsu Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In the two games San Miguel played in the championship round of the PBA Philippine Cup, a recurring theme has so far clouded over the four-peat seeking defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The Beermen have squandered big leads that prevented them from taking a stable 2-0 lead in the series against Magnolia.With the series tied at 1-1, star wingman Marcio Lassiter said they have to put an immediate stop to their late-game musings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We just can’t relax, the full 48 minutes is our goal,” said Lassiter Wednesday after practice at Acropolis Clubhouse. “We need to keep that in our heads that we know there are certain plays that might not go our way or we might not make shots.”“But we should always continue to be strong, that’s what we’re good at, we just have to continue doing it for 48 minutes.” Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lassiter added that the opportunity to win their fourth straight Philippine Cup is too big of a chance to let it slip away since no team in PBA history has topped the All-Filipino conference for four straight years.“This fourth one will put is in history, it means a lot to me and it means a lot to all the members of the team and the organization,” said Lassiter, who’s averaging 18.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks in the first two games of the series.“We know how much hard work we put in and we’re not just going to let this slide.”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 San Miguel was steamrolling Magnolia for the better part of Game 1, even leading, 72-52, in the third quarter, but ultimately collapsed in the fourth quarter.Magnolia outscored San Miguel, 30-14, in the fourth quarter to take the series opener, 105-103.Game 2 almost ended in similar fashion when the Beermen almost let go of a 21-point lead, 73-52, late in the third quarter, before holding on for the 92-77 victory.The Hotshots managed to trim the lead to just eight, 75-68, at the 8:26 mark of the fourth after Robbie Herndon capped off a 13-0 run.San Miguel was able to respond to Magnolia’s Game 2 hijinks with its own scoring spurt, 12-3 run, which four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo capped off with a jumper for the Beermen’s 87-71 lead with 4:10 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

UST eyes PBA D-League stint ahead of UAAP

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments New look La Salle to play in Taiwan, Korea as part of UAAP buildup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UST coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo is pulling out all the stops in turning University of Santo Tomas into the juggernaut it once was in the UAAP.UST is the second-winningest school in UAAP men’s basketball with 18 championships behind Far Eastern University, which has 20.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Blackwater then, partnered with UST in another conference with Leo Isaac coaching the team.It was also normal for some Growling Tigers to suit up for other teams despite UST not having a formal presence in PBA’s developmental with the likes of Kevin Ferrer, Ed Daquioag, Aljon Mariano, Robert Hainga, Embons Bonleon, and Renzo Subido suiting up for different teams.Ayo added the team is also hoping to play in pocket tournaments in China and Indonesia before the summer break ends.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The Growling Tigers’ new head coach, who replaced Boy Dela Cruz at the end of the miserable one-win Season 80, said he would field his team in the upcoming PBA D-League Foundation Cup in preparation for the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.Ayo said they have yet to formalize a partnership with a company in the D-League but the lineup that would play would be the same team he’s going to have in the upcoming UAAP season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This will be played with the UAAP team, the regulars,” said Ayo in Filipino. “In a span of four months, from May to August, the goal is to play 40 games so we have the Filoil, tune-up games, the UCBL (Universities and Colleges Basketball League).”UST played in the D-League in the opening conference with then head coach Pido Jarencio and his team partnering with Max Bond Super Glue where they reached the semifinals of the Foundation Cup. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READlast_img read more

Serbia gets 3-peat in men’s, Italy rules women’s Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgThe gritty Italians, who drew contributions from Giulia Ciavarella, Marcella Filippi and Giulia Rulli throughout the run, suffered only one defeat in the tournament when they fell short against Czech Republic, 21-20, in their final elimination round game on Monday.But Italy’s road to the top had to go through team USA in the quarterfinals and No. 1 seed China in the semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serbia faced futile resistance from Mongolia in the quarterfinals, 21-8, before slipping past Poland, 21-19, in the semifinals.Last year, Serbia also beat Netherlands in the championship round held in Nantes, France.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMeanwhile, Italy dethroned Russia to win the gold in the women’s division.Led by the crafty Rae Lin D’Alie, Italy seized its first 3×3 title following a 16-12 victory in the finals. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Serbia celebrates after winning the Fiba 3×3 World Cup anew. Photo from Fiba.comSerbia ruled the Fiba 3×3 World Cup for the third straight time after edging Netherlands, 16-13, in the men’s final Tuesday night at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The top-ranked Serbians, made up of Dejan Majstorovic, Marko Savic, Dusan Bulut and Stefan Stojacic, went undefeated in the tournament as they swept their way to the championship.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WORLD CUP: Haunted by inconsistency, Serbia gambles on youthlast_img read more

‘Best of the best’ of PH volleyball assembled for Asian Games

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Photo from asianvolleyball.netFor the first time in 36 years, the Philippines is sending a volleyball team in the Asian Games — and it’s well aware of the odds it’s going to face.The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas has released the final 12 players comprising the national team whose social media following rival even that of the medal contender basketball counterpart Gilas Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball team MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cayco made the announcement along with national head coach Shaq delos Santos amid criticism that the Philippines stands no chance against superpowers China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.“These are the best of the best of Philippine volleyball, and we at LVPI believe that they can get even better, enough for us to get back to the world stage,” added Cayco. “But we can’t do it by having them just play against each other in the local league. They need to go out and measure themselves against our neighbors.”Asian Games women’s volleyball has been ruled by China from 1998 to 2010, until South Korea took it back in Incheon in 2014.The past five Asiads, podium finishes have been occupied by the Big Four plus Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei.The Philippines’ last Asiad appearance was in the 1982 India edition where the Filipinas wound up fifth. Since then the country didn’t send team to the quadrennial Games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re going to participate to get international exposure as part of our training program. Our target is a podium finish in the SEA Games 2019,” said LVPI acting president Peter Cayco. “We will make a gallant stand against the volleyball giants of Asia.”READ: Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball team FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIncluded in the 12-woman roster are team captain Aby Marano, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado, Dawn Macandili, Alyssa Valdez, Kim Kiana Dy, Jaja Santiago, Majoy Baron, Mika Reyes, Dindin Manabat, Cha Cruz-Behag, and Ces Molina.Denden Lazaro and Rhea Dimaculangan are reserve players who will still fly to Jakarta along with the team. View commentslast_img read more