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PHI spikers produce better showing in THA U-23 rematch

The Philippine national women’s volleyball team had a better showing on Wednesday as the Filipinas won two of the four sets they played against Thailand's U-23 squad. Playing in their third straight tune-up game, the Pinay spikers eked out a 24-26, 26-24, 25-16, 20-25, result over the host team, which requested to only play four sets. The 10-woman squad is halfway through its scheduled series of friendlies in the 12-day training camp which serves as part of the team’s buildup for the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima starting on Sept. 20 and for the 30th Southeast Asian Game in Manila in November. The Nationals lost to THA U-23 team, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 17-25, 13-15, on Monday and only won one set against the powerhouse Thailand senior squad, 12-25, 19-25, 12-25, 21-25, 15-9, on Tuesday.      The Nationals, composed of skipper Aby Marano, Fil-American spiker Kalei Mau, Alohi Robins-Hardy, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mylene Paat, Majoy Baron, Ces Molina, Roselyn Doria, Dawn Macandili and Kath Arado, will play Bangkok University on Thursday. After taking on Bangkok U, the Filipinas will have a two-day break before taking on Japan's V-League runner-up Toray Arrows on Sunday where they will be joined by the remaining members of the 15-woman team in Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, Maddie Madayag, Eya Laure and Jovelyn Gonzaga......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 11th, 2019

PHI spikers produce better showing in THA U-23 rematch

The Philippine national women’s volleyball team had a better showing on Wednesday as the Filipinas won two of the four sets they played against Thailand's U-23 squad. Playing in their third straight tune-up game, the Pinay spikers eked out a 24-26, 26-24, 25-16, 20-25, result over the host team, which requested to only play four sets. The 10-woman squad is halfway through its scheduled series of friendlies in the 12-day training camp which serves as part of the team’s buildup for the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima starting on Sept. 20 and for the 30th Southeast Asian Game in Manila in November. The Nationals lost to THA U-23 team, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 17-25, 13-15, on Monday and only won one set against the powerhouse Thailand senior squad, 12-25, 19-25, 12-25, 21-25, 15-9, on Tuesday.      The Nationals, composed of skipper Aby Marano, Fil-American spiker Kalei Mau, Alohi Robins-Hardy, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mylene Paat, Majoy Baron, Ces Molina, Roselyn Doria, Dawn Macandili and Kath Arado, will play Bangkok University on Thursday. After taking on Bangkok U, the Filipinas will have a two-day break before taking on Japan's V-League runner-up Toray Arrows on Sunday where they will be joined by the remaining members of the 15-woman team in Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, Maddie Madayag, Eya Laure and Jovelyn Gonzaga......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

PVL: Win streaks at stake this week

Defending champion Creamline eyes its 10th straight win while Motolite and Air Force try to keep their own streaks going this week in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. The Cool Smashers face a tough challenge on Wednesday as they attempt to extend their winning run to 10 against skidding BaliPure sans main setter Jia Morado and injured top hitter Alyssa Valdez. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. Creamline marches into battle parading a 9-0 win-loss record at solo top spot but will miss the services of Morado, who joined the national team’s campaign in the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Thailand, while Valdez is still recovering from a right ankle sprain. On the other hand, the Lady Jet Spikers and Motolite put their three-game and two-game win streaks, respectively, on the line in their elimination round rematch Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Air Force carries a 3-5 mark while Motolite is at third spot with a 6-2 slate. The Lady Jet Spikers will then return on the battlefield on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. to face second-running BanKo. PetroGazz will return from its campaign in a tournament in Taiwan this week and will try to stretch their winning run to five on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. against Chef’s Classics as the Angels close their first round campaign. PacificTown Army seeks to rebound from a loss with two assignments this week against Chef’s Classics on Wednesday and BaliPure on Saturday. Meanwhile, ChocoMucho hopes to arrest an alarming five-game skid as it starts its second round campaign on Saturday against Chef’s Classicsat 2:00 p.m. All games are available LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

PVL: Water Defenders, Perlas Spikers eye good 2nd round start

After closing the first round on a sour note, BanKo and BaliPure try to get back on the winning track in their rematch on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Perlas Spikers sport a 5-3 win-loss slate at second spot behind league-leading and unbeaten defending champion Creamline (9-0). BanKo ended the first round with a five-set loss to Motolite that saw their three-game winning streak get snapped. Dzi Gervacio, Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola will lead the charge for the Perlas Spikers as they hope to repeat over the Water Defenders, who they defeated in five sets in their first meeting. BaliPure is at eighth spot with a 2-6 slate and is hoping to arrest a three-game slide.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

PVL: Lady Eagles set sights on third straight win

Unbeaten Ateneo de Manila University may have the advantage in firepower against San Beda University but Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro is not discounting the dangerous Lady Red Spikers. Ateneo will take on resurging San Beda on Saturday in the main game of the triple-bill action in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference Group A at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Hindi pwedeng i-take for granted any team here in the PVL,” said Almadro, who steered Ateneo to the UAAP Season 81 throne. “They will not be invited here in the PVL in the first place if they are not capable of showing their best.” Game time is at 12:00 noon and will air live via iWant and livestream. The Lady Eagles share the lead with Adamson University after beating Letran in four set in the opener before dominating San Sebastian College 25-17, 25-17, 25-8, last week. Veteran Ponggay Gaston, who debuted with 10 points against the Lady Stags after skipping the opener, will lead the charge of Ateneo with rookie Faith Nisperos, who is averaging 17 points per game, Erika Raagas, Vannie Gandler, Jules Samonte and setter Jaja Maraguinot.   The Lady Red Spikers recovered from an opening-day defeat to Adamson U with a come-from-behind, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-8, 15-11 victory over Letran last week. League-leading scorer Cesca Racraquin, who is averaging 18.5 point per game and dropped 27 points last outing, Kimberly Manzano and Ella Viray will try to power San Beda to a huge upset. Meanwhile, NCAA champion Arellano University seeks a third straight win when the Lady Chiefs collide with Far Eastern University at 10:00 a.m. in group B. Arellano U is tied with University of Sto. Tomas at the top spot with 2-0 win-loss record. The Lady Chiefs defeated Lyceum of the Philippines University in five sets last week despite playing sans four injured players including veteran hitter Regine Arocha.   The Lady Tams recovered from a shocking opening day loss to College of St. Benilde after sweeping TIP last week. FEU and CSB are tied at 1-1 card. In the 8:00 a.m. opener, the Lady Blazers face the winless Lady Pirates.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers brace for tough grind this week

Defending champion Creamline faces a very challenging grind this week as the Cool Smashers take on two powerhouse squads in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. The Cool Smashers are still undefeated after three games with all of their victories coming off straight sets. Behind a star-studded lineup bannered by three-time Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez, Creamline keeps a tight hold of the solo lead but the Cool Smashers will put that on the line in a pair of acid tests. First up for the Cool Smashers is BanKo on Wednesday in the 6:00 p.m. encounter that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Perlas Spikers are at second spot with a 2-1 win-loss slate and are fresh off a rebound win over Air Force on Saturday. Up next for Creamline is the much-awaited rematch against PetroGazz. The two squads met in the Reinforced Conference Finals series that went the full distance with the Angels booting the Cool Smashers off the throne. The game is slated at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Meanwhile, ChocoMucho and PacificTown Army clash on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with both teams looking for a follow up to their respective opening day victories. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Flying Titans will then face listless Chef’s Classics on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. before the PetroGazz-Creamline showdown. In the Collegiate Conference, opening day winners Adamson University, University of Perpetual Help, and Ateneo De Manila University in Group A and Group B’s University of Sto. Tomas, Arellano University and College of St. Benilde try to keep their momentum going this coming weekend. On Saturday, Arellano takes on Lyceum of the Philippines at 8:00 a.m., followed by Ateneo’s clash with San Sebastian College at 10:00 a.m. while Adamson collides with Perpetual at 12:00 noon. Opening the Sunday playdate is the Letran-San Beda match at 8:00 a.m. followed by CSB-UST showdown at 10:00 a.m. and the FEU-TIP pairing at 12:00 noon. All 12:00 noon matches will air via iWAnt and livestream. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

PVL: Five teams to debut in Open Conference; Collegiate Conference begins

Five clubs will make their respective debuts in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference this week while action in the Collegiate Conference gets underway with 12 teams vying for the crown. Newcomer ChocoMucho bannered by the trio of former Ateneo de Manila University stars Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino and Bea De Leon along with legendary Manilla Santos-Ng gets an early acid test on Wednesday against another debuting team BaliPure. All eyes will be fixed on four-time UAAP champion and Season 71 Most Valuable Player Santos-Ng in her return to competitive volleyball after a decade when the Flying Titans march into battle at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The loaded Wednesday match will also feature the opening game of Motolite against defending champion Creamline while BanKo takes on PacificTown Army in a rematch of the Reinforced Conference battle for third won by the Lady Troopers. The Cool Smashers and Perlas Spikers opened their respective campaigns with victories over Air Force and PetroGazz, respectively. Both games will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. On Saturday, another newcomer Chef’s Classics will make its first appearance in the tournament in a clash with Motolite at 4:00 p.m. while Air Force hopes to bounce back against BanKo at 6:00 p.m.. Both games will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Reinforced Conference champion PetroGazz seeks to rebound from its opening-day loss as the Angels square off with BaliPure at 4:00 p.m. The game will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Chef’s Classics lock horns with Creamline at 6:00 p.m. in a match that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The much-awaited sneak peek of college teams opens on Saturday. College of St. Benilde clashes with Far Eastern University at 8:00 a.m. followed by reigning UAAP champion Ateneo’s crack at Letran at 10:00 a.m. San Beda University and Adamson will meet at 12:00 noon On Sunday, University of Sto. Tomas opens up the triple-header against Lyceum of the Philippines University followed by NCAA three-peat champion Arellano University’s battle with Technological Institute of the Philippines and the San Sebastian College-University of Perpetual Help match at 12:00 noon. The 12 noon games are available via iWant and livestream.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

PVL: Angels eye at least a semis spot playoff

Unbeaten PetroGazz looks to extend its winning streak to six and secure at least a playoff for a Final Four spot in a rematch against BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels made a clean sweep of first round, a five game winning streak that PetroGazz snatched without dropping a single set. Top two league-leading scorers Cuban Wilma Salas and American Janisa Wilson will again be at the helm of the Angels when they try to complete its elimination round domination over the Perlas Spikers at 4:00 p.m. The match will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. PetroGazz closed the first round with a thrilling 25-12, 29-27, 25-15, victory over a determined PacificTown Army side last Saturday. The Angels made quick work of Banko, 25-19, 25-21, 25-12, in their first meeting. But PetroGazz is sure to face a tougher Perlas Spikers side this time compared to the then debuting team the Angels encountered. “Everyone's gonna be coming for us,” said Johnson. “We have to really step our game now. What we are good at, we have to be better at it.” “The mistakes we made, of course we gonna improve that. Whatever aspect of the game, we have to improve it by as much as we can,” added Johnson. BanKo finished the first round with a 2-3 win-loss record. The Perlas Spikers suffered a 22-25, 25-23, 29-27, 20-25, 7-15, loss at the hands of the Lady Troopers.     ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

UAAP Season 81: Whatever it takes -- Laure

Rookie Eya Laure and the rest of University of Sto. Tomas picked up a good line for motivation before they faced the three-time defending champion De La Salle University in playoff for the last twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Final Four.      The top Rookie of the Year candidate borrowed the tagline of the blockbuster film ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and last year’s battlecry of the then LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.    “Noong huddle pa lang kasi, sa dugout pa lang ni-remind sa amin ni coach na parang ‘Whatever it takes’. Basta yun,” said Laure after the Tigresses’ 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19 win over the Lady Spikers on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan witnessed by a 5,001-strong crowd. UST entered the game with all guns blazing, taking the first two sets as the Tigresses dismantled DLSU behind Laure and graduating hitter Sisi Rondina. Rondina finished with 29 points built on 25 kills, two aces and two kill blocks while Laure had 17 markers including 15 off attacks.        The Tigresses played fluidly and despite yielding the first set, UST grabbed the opportunity to move a step closer to the Finals for the first time since Season 73 – also the last time the Espana-based squad earned a semis advantage.   “Yung ‘whatever it takes’ yun lang yung parang ginamit sa game na ito,” said Laure. “Whatever it takes gagawin namin lahat talaga and yung mga posibleng pwedeng mangyari…” “Sabi nga ni Ate Si sa amin sa huddle na ‘Wala namang mawawala sa atin. Gawin lang natin kung ano ang kaya natin as a team and walang bibitaw, walang susuko basta-basta hangga’t haya lumaban. Whatever it takes,’ she added. UST and DLSU will face off once again on Sunday in the Final Four in a rematch of their Season 79 semis but this time the Tigresses will have the advantage.   ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

UAAP Season 81 Final Four: UST, DLSU dispute twice-to-beat advantage

Three-time defending champion De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas just got themselves entangled in a virtual best-of-three affair. The two squads clash on Wednesday in an all-important battle for the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Final Four twice-to-beat advantage at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 3:30 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The encounter will not only be a preview of the two teams’ Final Four pairing on Sunday but will also decide which squad will move one step closer to the championship round. DLSU and UST finished with identical 10-4 win-loss records, closing the two-round eliminations on contrasting fashion. The Tigresses are riding the crest of a four-game winning streak. UST is making a return to the semis since losing to DLSU in Season 79 Final Four. On the other hand, the Lady Spikers fell short of securing the last semis advantage after bowing down to Far Eastern University on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s Finals. It was the Lady Tamaraws’ first win over DLSU since the first game of Season 78 Final Four or a total of eight head-to-head games.         The loss forced the Lady Spikers into a playoff with UST.   Both teams split their elims head-to-head with the Tigresses sweeping the Lady Spikers in the first round before DLSU exacted revenge in their rematch in four frames. Top seed Ateneo de Manila University takes on FEU in the other semis pairing armed with a twice-to-beat advantage on Saturday. The UST-DLSU Final Four showdown is on Sunday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Former, current Tigresses reunite in Petron

Foton’s loss is Petron’s gain. The Tornadoes may have asserted its mastery over the Tri-Activ Spikers twice in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix in the past couple of years but Petron surely scored a big knockout punch in the recruitment war. Former Foton players Cherry Rondina and seasoned playmaker Rhea Dimaculangan bolted out of their former squad to join Petron. The Tri-Activ Spikers also landed Marivic Meneses while Carmela Tunay is also expected to sign a deal with Petron in a reunion of former and current University of Sto. Tomas players. The Tigresses will join former UST star Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, who led the Espana-based squad to its last UAAP crown seven years ago. Aside from the players, Petron also retained former Tigresses coach Shaq Delos Santos and ex-Foton assistant coach Ian Fernandez.      Tunay will only play in the Invitational Conference and will share the court with Petron’s biggest acquisition and fellow Virtual Playground talent Mika Reyes, who signed a two-year deal with the San Miguel Corporation club Wednesday after leaving F2 Logistics.         Rondina and Meneses would be coming in the All-Filipino Conference together with Far Eastern University stars Bernadeth Pons and Remy Palma, who already suited up for Petron last year, after their campaign in the UAAP. Petron’s recruitment coup sends a serious warning that the Tri-Activ Spikers desire to bring back their glory days when they won the 2014 PSL Grand Prix and 2015 All-Filipino Conference highlighted by a clean sweep of the tournament. Foton dethroned Petron in the 2015 Grand Prix in a dramatic three-game upset before sweeping the Tri-Activ Spikers in their conference finals rematch a month ago. The severely depleted Tornadoes lost seven players with Angeli Araneta, Patty Orendain, Carol Cerveza, Bia General, Kara Acevedo, Dimaculangan and Rondina making a mass exodus. In the Invitational Conference, only Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Maika Ortiz and Ivy Perez are the available holdovers with EJ Laure of UST and Jaja Santiago of National University playing in the UAAP. Foton is now recruiting players and holding tryouts to fill their roster.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles           .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Retire or fight back? MMA stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey

div>GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer /div> div>  /div> div>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207. /div> div>  /div> div>Amanda Nunes thinks Rousey must retire. /div> div>Jon Jones believes Rousey should fight again. /div> div>  /div> div>The UFC's biggest names offered strong opinions about Rousey's future Saturday, a day after Nunes punched Rousey into submission in less than a minute. Rousey (12-2), once the most dominant fighter in the sport, has now lost two straight boutss 13 months apart, looking unprepared and overmatched against both Holly Holm and Nunes. /div> div>  /div> div>After Nunes easily defended the bantamweight belt once held by Rousey, the champion encouraged Rousey to move on. /div> div>  /div> div>'That's it for her,' Nunes said Friday night. 'For sure, she's going to retire. She can't take it anymore. If she wants the rematch, I'm going to do the same thing, because she can't take my punches.' /div> div>  /div> div>Other major figures in mixed martial arts disagree. /div> div>Jones was arguably the most feared fighter in the sport before failing a drug test last summer. The suspended former light heavyweight champion took to Twitter on Saturday to encourage Rousey. /div> div>  /div> div>'My advice to Ronda would be to pick yourself up and try again,' Jones wrote. 'I think it's important for Ronda to show her fans how great she truly is by displaying her courage and giving it another try.' /div> div>  /div> div>Rousey declined to promote her comeback bout, and she refused to discuss her loss with fans or reporters after making a guaranteed $3 million along with undisclosed millions in bonuses and pay-per-view revenue from the UFC's year-end show. She issued a statement to ESPN on Saturday. /div> div>  /div> div>'Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year,' Rousey wrote. /div> div>  /div> div>'However, sometimes — even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly — it doesn't work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women's division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda. /div> div>  /div> div>'I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.' /div> div>  /div> div>Nunes acknowledged feeling sorry for Rousey after landing 27 punches on the former champion in just 48 seconds. Nunes believes the cumulative stress of Rousey's first loss, her acting career and numerous outside-the-cage responsibilities combined to 'pressure her too much.' /div> div>  /div> div>Nunes spoke directly to a bloodied Rousey in the cage after the loss. /div> div>  /div> div>'I told her, 'You did a lot for this sport,'' Nunes said. ''Thank you so much. Now, take some time to rest and maybe do something else.' Why should she keep doing this? She's a millionaire already. Why would she want to keep doing this? She'll hurt herself.' /div> div>  /div> div>But Jones sees a ferocious competitor in Rousey behind the acting jobs and modeling gigs. /div> div>  /div> div>'What she does next will truly determine her legacy,' Jones wrote. 'I really hope she chooses to be ... unbroken. Her story doesn't have to be over here. I also still believe she beats 90 (percent) of the division. Lots of ass kicking still to be done, lots of money to be made. /div> div>  /div> div>Jones also joined Nunes and innumerable MMA figures in questioning the effectiveness of Rousey's coaching. /div> div>  /div> div>Edmond Tarverdyan, Rousey's coach, was widely criticized for his uneven, unusual coaching methods even before Rousey's career faltered. /div> div>  /div> div>Even Rousey's mother, AnnMaria De Mars, has ripped Tarverdyan, but Rousey has remained fiercely loyal to her longtime guru. /div> div>  /div> div>Jones is based at the Albuquerque gym of respected trainer Greg Jackson, the mastermind behind several UFC champions. Rousey's striking has long been a weak spot for the Olympic judo medalist, and she was utterly unable to cope with Nunes' punching ability, showing little growth in the past year from the weaknesses exposed by Holm. /div> div>  /div> div>'Maybe she just needs to complement her coach with an MMA family,' Jones wrote. 'Maybe she should join one of the bigger MMA teams. ... Being around other bad asses and constantly sharing your spotlight could be good for you (in) so many ways. They can improve on your humility.' /div> div>  /div> div>Rousey turns 30 years old in February, with several years of her ostensible athletic prime before her. While she has circled several major acting jobs after playing three supporting roles in recent years, she doesn't appear to have any major film commitments. /div> div>  /div> div>But Rousey took several months off after her first defeat, and she seems likely to be deliberate again. De Mars, who cradled Rousey as the fighter left the T-Mobile Arena cage, took to her blog Saturday to offer support. /div> div>  /div> div>'She cares DEEPLY about winning to an extent that I don't believe the average person can wrap his/her head around,' De Mars wrote. 'I am very proud of my daughter.' /div>.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2017

Cignal, Air Force draw closer to Finals rematch

Last year’s finalists defending champion Cignal and Philippine Air Force drew closer to setting up a title rematch after taking Game 1 of their respective best-of three Final Four series in the 2nd Spikers’ Turf Reinforced Conference Saturda.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 5th, 2016

Cignal, Air Force clash for early lead

League-leading defending champion Cignal and Philippine Air Force meet Monday in an early rematch of last year’s finals in the 2nd Spikers’ Turf Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Game time is at 12:30 p.m.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Woo says Archers still adjusting to new coach

Open Conference Best Outside Spiker Raymark Woo assumed his usual role of showing the way for De La Salle University-Manila Saturday, striking for 24 points against College of St. Benilde in the opening of the Spikers’ Turf Season 2-Collegiate Con.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2016

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

Los Angeles - Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd.....»»

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Philippine volleybelles eye impressive showing in ASEAN Grand Prix

The Shaq delos Santos-mentored, Rebisco-sponsored Nationals have flown to Bangkok early this month to get to train and practice together while tuning up with the Thailand national team and the Torray Arrows of the Japan V-League on the side......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 9 min. ago

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

Los Angeles - Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News9 hr. 35 min. ago

There s more to Bibiano Fernandes than just grappling, says Mark Sangiao`

Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon has more than grappling to worry about when he takes on ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes in the final chapter of their storied rivalry. For years, opponents have feared Fernandes for his jiu-jitsu. But according to Mark Sangiao – Belingon’s head coach – a lot of people have overlooked the Bantamweight World Champion’s high-level boxing. The power of “The Flash” was evident in their recent encounter when “The Silencer” was rocked with an overhand right. And it is something Sangiao he hopes his protégé will avoid when he meets the Brazilian in the co-main event of ONE: CENTURY PART II.   “Kevin was close to getting finished the last time out,” Sangiao admitted as they gear up for their fourth encounter with Fernandes on 13 October at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.  “Bibiano faked going low before unleashing a wild right. That’s what I noticed in their last match.”  Fernandes' boxing goes hand-in-hand with his renowned ground game according to the Team Lakay mentor.  A well-rounded mixed martial artist, the AMC Pankration representative has perfected mixing up his offense and can attack from anywhere. “His boxing is always connected with his strategy when it comes to wrestling. When he throws something strong, expect him to come in,” Sangiao said.  “He’ll fake a shoot, then he’ll throw something strong. If you’re not ready for that then you’re in trouble.” After three previous bouts against “The Flash,” Sangiao and his 31-year-old apprentice are familiar with Fernandes – and the Filipino coach promised not to make the same mistake again. “Right now he has to be wary [about] defense,” Sangiao said.  “Kevin needs to tighten up his defense more. He also has to make Bibiano feel his power. That’s what we’re working on.”  As far as game plan and strategy, Sangiao vowed that Belingon is equipped for the test ahead of him.  “He’s in much better shape compared to last time,” Sangiao said. “Conditioning wise, I think he’s in better condition.”  Will Belingon end his rivalry against Fernandes as the winner? Find out at ONE: CENTURY on 13 October at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The Home Of Martial Arts brings fans 28 World Champions, four World Title bouts, three World Grand Prix Championship Finals, and four World Champion versus World Champion match-ups in the promotion’s two-part 100th event.    Download the ONE Super App to catch the action live and for free.   ONE: CENTURY will be available on multiple platforms for every Kapamilya viewer!  Catch ONE: CENTURY in it’s entirety on LIVESTREAMING on Sunday, October 13 starting at 8:00 AM (Part 1) and 4:00 PM (Part 2) via sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/one and on iWant Sports as well as on the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Page! Catch ONE: CENTURY Part 2 LIVE at 6:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! ONE: CENTURY Part 2 will air on Friday, October 18 at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! Read More From ONE Championship: First Bouts Announced For Momentous ONE: CENTURY Automatic Rematch Announced For Bibiano Fernandes And Kevin Belingon Kevin Belingon Is Competing For More Than A World Title At ONE: CENTURY  .....»»

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Intriguing tiffs in DL semis

A rematch and a new rivalry determine which teams do the Last Dance in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 48 min. ago

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

  LOS ANGELES, USA – Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather. Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during the Filipino icon's golden years, told the World Boxing News website he wanted to see the 40-year-old hang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 9 min. ago