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Reyes transfers, signs deal with Petron

Petron pulled off a huge recruitment coup after signing former three-time UAAP champion Mika Reyes to beef up its middle for the next season of the Philippine Superliga. The De La Salle product, last year's league ambassadress, inked a deal with the Tri-Activ Spikers after parting ways with F2 Logistics and long-time mentor Ramil De Jesus.  Reyes signed her contract Wednesday. 'It was indeed a very tough decision but Petron made it easier as we've laid out concrete plans for my personal and volleyball career,' said Reyes, who signed her contract at the San Miguel Corporation headquarters in Pasig with Virtual Playground manager and agent Charlie Dy and SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua. Petron made a well-timed decision of getting the services of the 22-year-old Reyes to fill in the gaping hole left by CJ Rosario, who is now pursuing a new career as a flight attendant. Reyes was a vital cog for DLSU, winning three championships in her five-year stay with the Taft-based squad including an incredible swan song in the UAAP Season 78. In the PSL, the 5-foot-11 Reyes was F2 Logistics' muscle in the middle when the Cargo Movers clinched its breakthrough title in the 2016 All-Filipino Conference against Foton. She also helped F2 Logistics salvage a third place finish in the import-laden Grand Prix. Reyes, who was a member of the F2 Logistics Manila that competed in the 2016 FIVB Women's Club World Championship held in Manila, is Petron's biggest recruited star since landing former players Gretchen Ho, Rachel Anne Daquis, Aby Marano, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano and Dindin Santiago-Manabat.  The Pulilan, Bulacan native will join FIVB WCWC teammate Ces Molina and multi-awarded lefty hitter Aiza Maizo-Pontillas.    --- br /> Follow this writer in Twitter @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Wawrinka, Nishikori to meet in Brisbane semifinals

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer br /> BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori will renew a growing rivalry when they meet in the semifinals of the Brisbane International. Wawrinka dropped the opening set in a tiebreaker against unseeded Kyle Edmund on Friday but recovered for a 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4 win, reaching the last four in his first trip to the Brisbane tournament. In the previous three years, Wawrinka won the title in Chennai in the first week of the season before heading to Australia for the season's first major. 'Was a tough match, for sure. Long match. Quite humid, also. Also tough physically. But, in general, I think I'm feeling good and ready (for the semifinals),' Wawrinka said. 'For sure, I want to win more matches here and not stop now.' Wawrkina has a 4-3 lead over Nishikori in career head-to-heads, including the semifinals at the U.S. Open last year, but Nishikori won two of the three meetings in 2016. 'We always play a really tough match,' Wawrinka said. 'We played each other few times already last few months, so it's going to be interesting to see. We practiced here this week. I'm sure it's going to be a good match.' Nishikori has now reached the semifinals four times in seven visits to the Brisbane International, needing just an hour for a 6-1, 6-1 quarterfinal win over Australian wild-card entry Jordan Thompson. Thompson beat former top 10 regular David Ferrer in the second round but against Nishikori, he only managed to hold serve twice. Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open finalist, only made 11 unforced errors and didn't face a breakpoint. 'He was, I guess, a little bit tired, for sure. Against David, he was playing great match and maybe he wasn't 100 percent today,' Nishikori said. 'But for me, I think I played one of the best matches so far, really dominating from the baseline and serving good today. Everything was working well.' Seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov had a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over No. 4 Dominic Thiem and will meet either defending champion Milos Raonic or 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. In the women's semifinals, French Open champion Garbine Muguruza retired with a right thigh injury while trailing Alize Cornet 4-1 in the first set. Cornet advanced to a final against either U.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova or sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina, who ousted No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals. 'When she decided to stop, I was a little bit surprised, but a little bit of luck never killed anybody,' said Cornet, who finished last year ranked No. 46 but now expects to be seeded at the Australian Open. 'I'm just going to take it. I really enjoy the fact that I'm in the final. It's a big day for me, yeah.' Muguruza has had a run of injuries in Brisbane. She retired after one set last year and withdrew entirely in 2015. She didn't think the latest setback would trouble her at the Australian Open. 'It will not stop me. I just felt a little bit exhausted on the court,' Muguruza said. 'Cornet was playing good. I couldn't match her level today. I had some pains, and I thought it was more smart to take care of my body.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

NBA: Cavaliers, Warriors clash on Christmas Day

Cleveland and Golden State renew their rivalry in a Christmas Day clash that marks the first meeting between the NBA heavyweights since the Cavaliers’ epic seven-game triumph over the Warriors in last season’s NBA Finals......»»

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Cavaliers, Warriors renew rivalry on Christmas day

Cavaliers, Warriors renew rivalry on Christmas day.....»»

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Judiciary vs BFP

Judiciary tries to extend its winning run to five games when it battles Bureau of Fire Protection tomorrow even as defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) renew their rivalry at the start of the second.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Foton, Petron begin titular clash

strong>Games Thursday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 5:00 p.m. --– RC Cola-Army vs F2 Logistics 7:00 p.m. –-- Petron vs Foton   It’s going to be a clash of hearts as mo.....»»

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Petron pummels F2 Logistics in 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

Petron pummels F2 Logistics in 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.....»»

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Niemer powers Petron

Former champion Petron displayed its might anew as it trounced F2 Logistics, 25-17, 25-22, 25-19, yesterday in the 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera at The Arena in San Juan City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Petron posts No. 2 over F2 Logistics

MANILA, Philippines – Petron rolled to its second win with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 romp over F2 Logistics last night to wrest the early solo lead in the Asics.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

Petron sweeps F2 Logistics for second straight win

Petron made short work of F2 Logistics, 25-17, 25-22, 25-19, Tuesday to claim its second straight win in as many games for the solo lead in the 2016 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at The Arena in San Juan. Import Stephanie Niemer lit the scor.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

Petron, F2 Logistics in clash of contenders

Former champion Petron aims for its second straight win when it clashes with F2 Logistics today in the 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera at The Arena in San Juan City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Petron goes for No. 2 vs F2 Logistics in PSL GP

MANILA, Philippines - Petron guns for the early lead against F2 Logistics today while RC Cola-Army makes its debut against Generika in the Asics Philippine S.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Foton, Petron share early lead in PSL Grand Prix

Defending champion Foton opened its repeat bid on a high note with a masterful 25-18, 25-20, 25-15 demolition of shorthanded F2 Logistics Saturday in the 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at The Arena in San Juan City. br />    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2016

Foton, F2Logistics clash in PSL opener

MANILA, Philippines - Foton and F2 Logistics clash in a duel of fancied bets while Petron slugs it out with Generika in the opener of the Asics Philippine Su.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2016

S’woods, Cebu renew rivalry

Manila Southwoods-Masters and Cebu Country Club renew their rivalry Tuesday at the start of the 11th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Ladies Interclub golf team championship at the Camp John Hay Golf Club in Baguio City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Mourinho, Guardiola stay cordial ahead of Manchester derby

STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer br /> MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Expect a pre-game handshake and even a post-game glass of wine between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho when they renew their coaching rivalry in the Manchester derby on S.....»»

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Eagles, Archers renew rivalry in Spikers’ Turf

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Tierro, Arcilla banner elite field

MANILA, Philippines - Patrick John Tierro and Johnny Arcilla are expected to renew their rivalry as they lead the roster of top players in the PCA Open-Cebua.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

F2 Logistics, Foton begin best-of-three semis series

Games Thursday:  4 p.m. – RC Cola-Army vs Petron 6 p.m. – F2 Logistics vs Foton.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016

F2 Logistics ousts Petron, reaches final

MANILA, Philippines - F2 Logistics unraveled its championship form as it crushed Petron, 25-18, 25-15, 25-13, last night in the semifinals of the 2016 Philip.....»»

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