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SMB rallies to edge TNT

MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Beer turned the heat up late in the game and pulled the rug on TNT, 88-76, in.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

DOC VOLLEYBALL: Breaking Down the UAAP Final Four match-ups

After what has been considered as the most unpredictable elimination round for the women’s division as well as an exciting triple threat fight for dominance over at the men’s side, the Final Four of UAAP Season 80 volleyball has finally arrived. With three out of four teams almost similar for both divisions, fans and supporters of these semifinal teams couldn't be more excited at who will emerge as the final contenders for the crown. Men's Division Final Four Season 80 became witness to a more exciting men's division as the Far Eastern University Tamaraws finally reclaimed its powerhouse status to challenge the perennial rivalry in recent history involving the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the National University Bulldogs. The elimination round became a rock-paper-scissor match-up amongst the three as FEU’s agility, NU’s strength and Ateneo’s skill challenged each other. NU (1) vs. UST (4) The NU Bulldogs are poised to reclaim the crown after edging out their rival Ateneo to secure top seed and twice-to-beat advantage. Fortune favored them once again by dodging a bullet as the team that upset them in round two, the Adamson Soaring Falcons, fell to the UST Golden Tigers in a close decider. NU has proven this season that they can outmuscle the league as their offense greatly compensates for their defense. The Bulldogs are expected to still get output from Bryan Bagunas on all ends while the middles provide stable support. Bryan Bagunas' hit was so strong it ricochets to the announcers' table! #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/MqdtjNfgts — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 14, 2018 Kim Malabunga says N🚫PE to Marck Espejo! #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/j3FJxhd2Gj — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) April 15, 2018 Not to be discredited, the UST Golden Tigers can significantly challenge the NU defense with continuous assaults from their middles most notably Tyrone Carodan, who has been providing high outputs in the second round. Likewise, the make or break factor for UST would be the consistency of left wing hitter Josh Umandal, whose height is a good match against the NU wall. Should UST be able to disrupt NU’s quick set-up and load up on the wings, they might have a chance at extending their run to a do-or-die encounter.  Josh Umandal WHAT A HIT 😱 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/a9QlDj5Yty — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) April 11, 2018   FEU (2) vs. Ateneo (3) After a crucial loss to the Bulldogs for the top spot, the defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles are in a tight spot as they lost a chance at a twice-to-beat advantage and are now up against their season tormentors, the FEU Tamaraws. In both encounters during the season, the Tamaraws exerted dominance over the defending champions as their bread and butter combination plays were left unchallenged by the Blue Eagle defense. JP Bugaoan taking over for FEU! #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/SRkL6wANi7 — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 4, 2018 FEU’s strength whole season long lies on solid floor passing care of their libero Rikko Marmeto that enables them to run their combinations. They also employ an unusual rotation where middles shift hitting positions in certain rallies in order to confuse opposing defenders. It would still be in the Tamaraws’ best interest to have their libero cover the most passing responsibility to ensure they can run their plays. You know you're hot when even your libero is scoring! What a smart hit by Rikko Marmeto! #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/Xa8uaGh4gu — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 4, 2018 With their crown on the edge of being snatched by a team they haven't beaten all season, the Blue Eagles are hard pressed to rely on their solid passing and serving to at least prevent the Tamaraw assault. The Blue Eagles have proven that their service is the best in the league and it will be the most crucial factor in making the finals. Consistent aggressive serving to key locations would be their best option in mitigating the Tamaraw combination. No second touch needed for Marck Espejo 😳 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/Y7OqGUlAUH — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) April 7, 2018   Women's Division Final Four After a highly unpredictable elimination round filled with upsets and the most number of five set matches to date, the top four contenders during the first round were able to hold their ground in their quest for the crown. What's interesting for these Final Four match-ups is that all the teams have beaten each other and that the twice-to-beat advantage is indeed a breath of relief for the top two seeds De La Salle Lady Spikers and Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws. DLSU (1) vs. NU (4) Securing a twice to beat advantage against an NU team that is yet to recover their groove, the Lady Spikers are in the best position to defend their title in the Finals. Sticking to their guns of excellent serving and passing up until their last elimination game against rival Ateneo, La Salle would be once again expected to capitalize on NU’s passing struggles to prevent the Lady Bulldogs from setting up their offense especially Jaja Santiago from the middle. Aside from that, it can also be expected that the Lady Spikers will load up on another of their best assets which is blocking to capitalize on the lackluster output from the wings of NU recently. Majoy Baron BL🚫CKS Kat Tolentino, AND THEN SOME 😤 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/H55UobHbJO — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) April 15, 2018 On the other hand, the NU Lady Bulldogs have proven before that they can challenge the Archer supremacy. The challenge for them would be how to minimize La Salle’s free ball chances through better passing. While it is to be expected that the Lady Spikers will serve aggressively to limit Santiago’s quick attack opportunities, NU’s passers will be hard pressed to bring the ball at least on a settable location so Santiago can still hit a safety high ball. Likewise, output from the wings will be crucial in taking the spotlight off from Santiago. The set by Nabor! The quick by Sato! 💪 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/Qs3hWOGYqW — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 25, 2018   FEU (2) vs. Ateneo (3) A more exciting match-up would be the battle between the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws and the Ateneo Lady Eagles since both teams have cancelled each other out in their elimination encounters. The Lady Tamaraws caught Ateneo off guard in three sets to start the season while the Lady Eagles were able to exact a revenge to FEU in five sets in their second round encounter. FEU, like La Salle, will pretty much utilize their best asset in their service and receive game to take advantage of Ateneo’s passing to limit Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon from the middle while fortifying the floor to defend the wings. In addition, FEU would ensure that their passing is on point as well so that they can run their usual combinations to circumvent the Eagle’s wall. Bernadeth Pons tears right through the wall for the sharp, sharp kill! #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/AHjQ2Pmgqs — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 4, 2018 On the other hand, the Lady Eagles would be challenged to pass better compared to their most recent game against their rivals. It was highly noticeable that although not a lot of shank passes were made, the quality of the passes were not sufficient enough to at least be set by Deanna Wong to the wings. The Lady Eagles would be hard pressed to do high settable passes to at least drive a hard ball from the wings and extend the transition to involve the middles. Maddie Madayag CLUTCH. #UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/UTTdUyk0Ns — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 25, 2018        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

SMB rallies to edge TNT

MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Beer turned the heat up late in the game and pulled the rug on TNT, 88-76, in.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

LeBron James rallies Cleveland Cavaliers over New York Knicks

WASHINGTON, United States – LeBron James scored 23 points and reserve guard Kyle Korver added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 24-point deficit Monday, November 14 to edge the New York Knicks, 104-101. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James added 12 assists and nine rebounds for the visiting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

LeBron rallies Cavaliers over Knicks, Bucks win

WASHINGTON, D.C.: LeBron James scored 23 points and reserve guard Kyle Korver added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 24-point deficit Monday (Tuesday in Manila) to edge the New York Knicks 104-101. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James added 12 assists and nine rebounds for the visiting Cavs, who were down by two… link: LeBron rallies Cavaliers over Knicks, Bucks win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Candidates with famous names have edge – Roque

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who entertains the idea of running for senator next year, lamented on Monday that voters tended to prefer possible senatorial candidates with famous family names. Roque ranked 27th, way outside the Magic 12, in a recent Pulse Asia survey that looked into the possible winning senatorial aspirants. "I can certainly say with conviction that of the Top 10, all are children of the famous," Roque said at a press briefing. "I'm just an ordinary human being. I don't belong to any political family... "I'm not rich," he added. Ejercito vs Estrada Sen. JV Ejercito, who is seeking reelection, shares Roque's concern. It seems the Ejercito name...Keep on reading: Candidates with famous names have edge – Roque.....»»

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Pope to honor Baltic martyrs amid abuse crisis

VILNIUS, Lithuania – Pope Francis kicks off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday, September 22 where he will honour victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church reels from fresh clerical abuse scandals . The 4-day trip to the northeastern edge of the European Union and NATO ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

EDITORIAL - The right to peace

As critics and supporters of the administration held rallies on the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, the country also joined the world yesterday in marking the International Day of Peace......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Counter-protest: Pro-Duterte crowd arrives at anti-Martial Law rally in Luneta

MANILA, Philippines – It appears to have become an SOP: whenever there are big rallies to protest President Rodrigo Duterte’s policies or to remember and condemn the horrors of Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship, supporters of both camps are bussed into the area to hold their own demonstration.  On Friday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Rerouting, class suspension for Martial Law anniversary

Classes in Manila have been suspended and the local police rerouted traffic as groups – both militants and supporters of President Duterte – are set to hold rallies today to mark the 46th year since the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law. Source link link: Rerouting, class suspension for Martial Law anniversary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Where you can join rallies and demonstrations on 46th anniversary of Martial Law

Various student, human rights, church and opposition groups around the country are joining forces once more to mark the 46th anniversary of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of Martial Law. Groups expected to lead the protests announced rally centers around the country, which include Laoag and Baguio City in the north, Bicol and Laguna in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Martial Law protests, Duterte’s ‘guilty’ verdict, Comelec substitution rule | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: September 21 rallies: 'Resist the creeping dictatorship.' What is the value of Belgium tribunal’s guilty verdict on Duterte? After criticism, Comelec amends rule on substitution of bets. {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Beware of troublemakers, Albayalde tells martial law protesters

            Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde advised protesters to be careful of colleagues who might trigger trouble during rallies at the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of martial law declaration.   Albayalde made the comment as protesters gathered on Friday in various parts of the country to remember the evils of the martial law era during the Marcos regime.   "'Yung mga nagrarally, mag-iingat din po tayo. Hindi lahat ng kasama natin diyan ay talagang magrarally lang... o gusto lang ipagbigay alam publicly ang kanilang saloobin," he told reporters in an interview.   (Those attending ra...Keep on reading: Beware of troublemakers, Albayalde tells martial law protesters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Rerouting, class suspension for Martial Law anniversary

Classes in Manila have been suspended and the local police rerouted traffic as groups – both militants and supporters of President Duterte – are set to hold rallies today to mark the 46th year since the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Rerouting, class suspension for Martial Law anniversary

Classes in Manila have been suspended and the local police rerouted traffic as groups – both militants and supporters of President Duterte – are set to hold rallies today to mark the 46th year since the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Rerouting, class suspension for Martial Law anniversary

Classes in Manila have been suspended and the local police rerouted traffic as groups – both militants and supporters of President Duterte – are set to hold rallies today to mark the 46th year since the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Martial law anniversary: 4,000 cops to be deployed

The Philippine National Police will deploy at least 4,000 police officers to secure rallies that will be held to mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Friday, officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Trump accuses China of election meddling in trade war

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 18, accused China of seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections, by taking aim at his political support base in the economic giants' rapidly escalating trade war. The allegation added an explosive new element to the dispute after Trump pulled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 1 storm – U.S. forecaster

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – US forecasters late Thursday, September 13, downgraded  Hurricane Florence to a Category 1 storm , as its outer edge lashed the Carolinas with strong winds and heavy rain. In its 0300 GMT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the maximum sustained winds of Florence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Manila Rising EP to launch with artists from Manila at Undiscovered SF

SAN FRANCISCO - New music and live performances from Manila-based artists at the cutting edge of contemporary Filipino culture will be featured at the launch of a groundbreaking EP record,........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Got P59,000? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

CUPERTINO, California --- Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year'sdramatically designed model, the iPhone X. It'll cost about $1,100 (more than P59,000), topping the iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time. An updated iPhone X, now called the XS, stays at $1,000. As with the iPhone X, both new phones have screens that run from edge to edge, an effort to maximize the display without making the phone too awkward to hold. The screen needs no...Keep on reading: Got P59,000? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018