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UAAP Season 79 volleyball starts February

Action in the 79 suth /su UAAP volleyball begins on February 4 with De La Salle looking to protect its women’s crown while Ateneo de Manila shoots for a three-peat in the men’s side. The schedule and venue of games are yet to b.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

UAAP volley: UST alive

University of Santo Tomas dragged National University into a do-or-die after winning Game 2 of the girls and boys championship round in the UAAP Season 79 high school volleyball tournament at the Adamson University gym last Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

NU lasses sweep volley elims, make UAAP finals

MANILA, Philippines - National University stayed on course for a three-peat in the girls division of the UAAP Season 79 high school volleyball after posting.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2016

UST nears twin beach volleyball title sweep

University of Sto. Tomas continued its winning ways to move an inch closer to claiming the crown in the 79th UAAP women's beach volleyball tournament. The duo of Cherry Rondina and Jem Gutierrez overpowered the Far Eastern University tand.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2016

NU sweeps 1st round of UAAP high school volley

NATIONAL University swept the first round of the girls division with a 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-23 victory over De La Salle-Zobel on Sunday in the UAAP Season 79 high school volleyball tournament at the Adamson University Gym. The three-peat seeking Bullpu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

NU sweeps 1st round of girls volleyball

National University swept the first round of the girls division with a 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-23 victory over De La Salle-Zobel last Sunday in the UAAP Season 79 high school volleyball tournament at the Adamson University Gym. The three-peat .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

NU girls play FEU-Diliman as UAAP 79 girls volleyball opens

National University opens its quest for a three-peat in the girls division against Far Eastern University-Diliman on Saturday in the UAAP Season 79 high school volleyball tournament at the Adamson University Gym. The Bullpups and the Baby Tama.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Cavs' Irving shares inspirational message to motivate kids

em>By Tom Withers, Associated Press /em> CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving spent a day dedicated to transition and big speeches by delivering a message from the heart. Cleveland's All-Star point guard, whose own life has undergone major changes over the past year or so because of fatherhood, an Olympic gold medal and NBA championship, spoke to hundreds of school kids on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about following their dreams. To kick off a program promoting physical fitness, Irving shared some wisdom and experiences he hopes will help motivate kids to reach their potential. He urged them to listen to their parents, follow their own path and reminded them that life's journey never ends. 'I'm still figuring it out,' he said. 'I'm still you.' Teaming with Kids Foot Locker, Irving visited one of the city's Boys & Girls Clubs to launch a six-week fitness challenge which promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages kids to excel outside and inside the classroom. Not far removed from their age group, the 24-year-old Irving easily connected with the kids, who wore 'Go Big' T-shirts and could barely contain their excitement when the Cavaliers' star was introduced and walked to the middle of the basketball court. 'Listen to your parents,' Irving told them, but not in a preachy way, rather the way an older brother would tell his siblings. 'Make sure you cherish the friendships you have and family is first — always.' Before the event, Irving, who was named an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), spent a few minutes with the Associated Press discussing the motivation to support his community and aspirations beyond basketball. Irving understands both his place and platform and wants to maximize it. And as the nation looked toward Washington, D.C., Irving simply wanted to make a positive impact on some kinds in Cleveland. 'I want to be a generational leader and I am that already,' he told AP. 'I have to accept that and to do that you have to acquire as much knowledge and still grow every single day, make sure I'm living the truth and share that with the rest of the world. It's not necessarily opening up to the media or anyone else, but it's about opening up to the kids that matter — that are going to be changing our world in a few years. 'I'm OK with this, man. As long as I can shape a kid's day or shape a kid's life in any way possible, and help them realize their potential is endless, you are limitless. You can be your own decider in your life. Whatever else is going on, you have to take control of it.' Irving was raised almost exclusively by his father, Drederick, after his mother, Elizabeth, died when he was four. The elder Irving didn't have to push his child, who was driven from an early age. It's that independence, the strength to be unafraid and willingness to fail but learn, that's at the heart of Irving's message. 'I want them to think bigger,' he said. 'It's a lost simpler for me now as I've gotten older. There were things that I thought were going to stop me and limit me, but those things aren't necessarily real, they're false and created by whatever it is that tells us what we can't do, the outside influences. Never listen to that, man. I've always figured it out one day at a time. 'As long as you can see through it, and find your own truth, you'll be fine. I try to give kids the truth. I still am that kid that was growing up in Boys & Girls Clubs in New York and New Jersey, going to different neighborhoods. I'm that same kid. I've never changed and being able to acquire the knowledge that I have from other people helps me — and hopefully resonates with the kids.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Nobody is assured of a slot in the national team -- Vicente

Aspiring players seeking inclusion to the national women’s team will need to work and earn their spot to represent the country in the 29th Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games. Head coach Francis Vicente buckled down to business after getting the nod from Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. Thursday to handle the team that will see action in the biennial meet set from August 19 to 31. The University of the East and national youth team mentor said that even the so-called stars and popular names will need to go through the process of screening and tryouts.   A national tryout set on February will be held in Manila, Cebu and Davao where Vicente will pick 16 players for the national pool. “Gusto ko ibalik ang dating sistema na halos magpatayan ang mga players para sa iilang slots sa national team,” said Vicente. “Gusto ko makita silang magutom kasi dun natin mapapatunayan na handa silang gawin lahat para sa bansa natin.” Once formed, the national team will participate in the Asian Under-23 Championship and Asian Senior Championship as part of their build up for the SEA Games.  Vicente, a decorated mentor who steered the University of Sto. Tomas girls high school team to numerous titles and molded the likes of Alyssa Valdez, Kim Fajardo and the Santiago sisters Dindin and Jaja into volleyball gems, said that he will be strict with the process of choosing the members of the national team. He’s looking at a player’s dedication and willingness to sacrifice for the flag and country.  “Nobody is assured of a slot in the national team,” said Vicente. “Even if you’re my former player like Alyssa Valdez, everybody has to go through the process.” “You have to dedicate yourself. You will no longer carry the colors of your university or your club or your league,” he added. “You will carry the colors of your country. So I want her to submit herself if ever she’s interested in joining the national team.”  Valdez, who was a part of the national team that competed in the Asian U-23 Championship and the 2015 Singapore SEA Games where she was also chosen as the country’s flag-bearer during the traditional parade of nations, is set to fly to Thailand on January 15 to join 3BB Nakornnont in the Thai League and Thai-Denmark Super League until April. Valdez, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Jaja Santiago as well as Aby Marano, Rachel Anne Daquis, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Denden Lazaro, Jia Morado, Bea De Leon, Rhea Dimaculangan, Grethcel Soltones and Maika Ortiz represented the country in its first volleyball participation in the SEA Games since 2005.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Isi-shave (ang buhok) kapag natalo pa kami -- Lady Blazers

The College of St. Benilde players sported a new look. Nope, the girls of coach Macky Carino aren’t following a new hairstyle trend for 2017. The reigning champion Lady Blazers are using it as a motivation for the 92nd NCAA women’s volleyball. Some sort of self-flagellation.  Players of the Taft-based squad decided to cut their hair short as punishment after their five-set loss to Lyceum of the Philippines University last month.   “Kasi parang sugal nila ‘yun eh. Kapag natalo ng isang game putol ng buhok sila-sila,” said Carino Thursday after CSB’s 12-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-19, win against the San Beda Lionesses at The Arena in San Juan. Coming into the season, the Lady Blazers set a goal to sweep the tournament in their bid for a back-to-back.   “Usapan na nila ‘yun kasi ang target namin this season, kami-kami lang, sweep talaga,” Carino said. “So kapag ‘di namin na-sweep at natalo ng isa, putol ng buhok.” Carino welcomed the decision of the team, seeing it as sign of unity and dedication among his players.  “Sila-sila kasi ang nag-uusap eh. Nagulat na lang ako a few days after ng game namin against LPU pagbalik ko putol na ang buhok nila,” he said. “So sabi ko at least nakikita ko na buo ang team ko. Sila-sila gumagawa ng paraan para ma-motivate.” Third-year middle Ranya Musa, who had 11 points, explained that it was the decision of the whole team to trim their hair each time they drop a match. The Lady Blazers had their first trip to the salon a few days after CSB dropped a 22-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-20, 10-15, decider against LPU. They sported a shoulder-length haircut in their bounce back win against Emilio Aguinaldo College but then decided to crop their tops a bit more during the holiday break.         “Actually usapan namin ng teammate namin na si Rachel Austerio na ‘pag hindi namin na-sweep ay magpapagupit kami ng short hair, super short hair,” said Musa, who had to part with her long flowing hair. “Kasi kaming lahat na babae ayaw talaga naming magpa-super short hair. So nung natalo kami nada-down kami kasi nga natalo kami and then ‘yun parang nagpa-short hair kami. Doon naming na-boost ang confidence namin para manalo kami sa EAC at ngayon sa Beda.” The Lady Blazers, now at solo second with a 6-1 card, still have two games left in the elimination round against Arellano University on Wednesday before the Finals rematch against unbeaten San Sebastian College (6-0) on January 25. But what will happen if ever they lose again?    “Ewan ko kung ano ang gagawin nila kapag natalo pa kami ng isang game,” said Carino. Musa answered, “Isi-shave na namin kapag natalo pa po kami, hindi ko alam? Magsi-shave daw ‘yung next step kapag natalo kami, so dapat hindi.” So, good luck girls.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Lady Chiefs defuse Lady Bombers for a share of second spot

strong>Games Thursday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 8:30 a.m. --- CSB vs SBC (jrs) 10:00 a.m. --- CSB vs. SBC (m) 11:30 a.m. --- CSB vs SBC (w) 1:00 p.m. --- Mapua vs Letran (w) 2:30 p.m. --- Mapua vs Letran (m)   Arellano University flirted with disaster in its return to action after the holiday break before regrouping just in time to stave off the upset-conscious Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers, 26-28, 25-6, 25-15, 25-20, Wednesday at the resumption of the 92nd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at The Arena in San Juan. The Lady Chiefs, looking to return to the throne after losing the crown last year, notched their fifth straight win in six games to move closer to clinching a semifinals spot but needed a huge bounce back in the second frame to recover from a sluggish start. Arellano moved to a three-way tie at second with Lyceum of the Philippines University and defending champion College of St. Benilde behind unbeaten San Sebastian College (6-0). Jovielyn Prado finished with 18 points with 16 coming off kills while skipper Rialen Saet and Mary Anne Esguerra got 15 and 13 markers, respectively, for the Lady Chiefs, who will take on CSB, LPU and Perpetual Help to wrap up their eliminations campaign.       “Ang target namin na kailangang manalo nangyayari. ‘Yun nga lang ang game kanina, ‘yung mga player ko masyadong in-underestimate ang kalaban which is mali naman talaga,” said Arellano coach Obet Javier. “’Yun ang no. 1 kong itata-tackle sa kanila.” The mentor added that he gave his team a quick tongue-lashing after the opening set to get their heads in the game. “Ipina-realize ko sa kanila na kapag ganyan ang mangyayari ay pwede tayong bumaba sa rankings at pwede pa kaming malaglag kung saka-sakali,” said Javier. “Eh buti naman nag-response ng maayos.” JRU formally bowed out of contention in the semifinals race after absorbing its fifth loss in seven outings. Shola Alvarez had 17 points while Rosalie Pepito chipped in 14 for the Lady Bombers, who still have Letran and Perpetual in their list of assignments to close their season.       ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Lady Eagles to train in Thailand, Japan for UAAP title bid

 Ateneo de Manila is heading to Thailand and Japan as part of the Lady Eagles’ build up for their bid to reclaim the crown in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament opening on February 4. The Lady Eagles left for Ban.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

CEU blasts Olivarez, nears UCBL crown

MANILA, Philippines - Rod Ebondo took charge in the third quarter as Centro Escolar University overcame a so-so start and came away with an emphatic 66-41 vi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

NU spikers score another golden double

MANILA, Philippines – National University turned back University of Santo Tomas in the girls and boys Finals to complete another twinkill in the UAAP Season.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Lady Bullpups complete UAAP volleyball three-peat

MANILA, Philippines – The three-peat is complete......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Beda bests Lyceum in NCAA girls volleyball

Beda bests Lyceum in NCAA girls volleyball.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

Croatia clinches doubles, nears Davis Cup crown

Croatia needs one more point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets on Saturday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 27th, 2016

Ateneo, UST stake crowns in UAAP judo

MANILA, Philippines — Ateneo de Manila University will defend their men's crown, while University of Santo Tomas seeks for a three-peat in the women's side i.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2016

Tigresses begin hunt for three-peat in UAAP Judo

University of Sto. Tomas begins its three-peat bid in the women’s division while Ateneo will try to defend its men's crown Saturday when the 79th UAAP judo championship opens at the Sports Pavilion inside the De La Salle-Zobel campus in Ayala Alab.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 18th, 2016

Perpetual seeks 3-peat

Perpetual Help opens its campaign for a third straight title as it tackles La Salle-Greenhills in today’s start of the juniors division of the 92nd NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil-Flying V Center in San Juan City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016