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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

‘Iranian Messi’ feels at home at World Cup before Spain game

KAZAN, Russia --- It was on a cold night of November two years ago that Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun displayed his class to the world. Playing against Bayern Munich in the Champions League with his Russian Premier League club Rostov, Azmoun collected a pass from a teammate on the edge of the area. He continued his run into the box, sent defender Jerome Boateng to the ground with a fine dribble and showed the composure of a seasoned veteranto slot the ball homewith a calm finish. That night, Rostov pulled off a surprise 3-2 win over Bayern, the kind of upset Iran will be looking for when it takes on Spain at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday at the World Cup following a 1-0 win agains...Keep on reading: ‘Iranian Messi’ feels at home at World Cup before Spain game.....»»

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Duterte welcomes rallies during 3rd SONA

RECOGNIZING the people's right to freedom of expression, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would allow militant groups to hold rallies and demonstrations during his State of the Nation Address.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Schmeichel, Poulsen lift Denmark over Peru 1-0 at World Cup

By BRETT MARTEL,  AP Sports Writer SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Kasper Schmeichel's slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen's opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup. Poulsen squeezed his goal between charging Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese and the left post in the 59th minute after collecting a pass from midfielder Christian Eriksen. The victory gave Denmark a crucial advantage in Group C, in which France defeated Australia 2-1 earlier in the day. Appearing at the World Cup for the first time in 36 years, Peru had overwhelming fan support in the Mordovia Arena and the bulk of scoring chances, including a late first-half penalty shot that Christian Cueva sent sailing over the crossbar. The penalty was awarded after Gambian referee Bakary Gassama used the video assistant referee system to decide Poulsen had tripped Cueva in the penalty area. Peru striker Paolo Guerrero made his much anticipated appearance as a substitute with about 30 minutes to go and had two scoring chances, one on a header and one on a clever back-heel that rolled just wide. Peru finished with 17 attempts to Denmark's 10, and many of the team's shots were of the point-blank variety, forcing Schmeichel to dive or extend whatever limb he could in the ball's path. The lone scorer also helped out on the defensive end with a clearing header in the box on a cross over Schmeichel's head. That helped the keeper recover and leap to grab the ball as it came down with Peru players nearby looking to pounce. Later, Schmeichel's kick save denied Jefferson Farfan's 83rd-minute, hard drive from near the top of the penalty area. Schmeichel was also fortunate, and not only on Cueva's missed penalty kick. In the 56th minute, Edison Flores was wrong-footed by Andre Carrillo's tap-pass on the right side of the goal and he rolled a weak shot wide of a largely open net. Minutes later, Schmeichel extended his left hand to stop Flores' sizzling shot. Within the opening minutes of the match, Peru was pushing forward and nearly drew a penalty when Flores and Poulsen collided on the left side of the area, but Gassama waved play on. Gassama, however, used VAR to award a penalty after Cueva was tripped in the area by Poulsen. The first shot on goal came in the eighth minute, when Peru's Yoshimar Yotun sent one from outside the penalty area into the chest of Schmeichel. Peru nearly broke through in the 13th minute when Carrillo executed a step-over dribble to cut to his left on the edge of the penalty area and unleash a low, hard left-footer. Schmeichel dove to his right to bat the ball away. Denmark left back Andreas Christensen thwarted two more Peru threats before 20 minutes had elapsed, first with his well-timed slide tackle on Luis Advincula on the right edge of the area, and minutes later with a quick-reaction swing of his left foot to deflect Carrillo's low shot toward the right post. Again, Carrillo threatened in the 29th minute, but his hard, low shot was deflected wide by Simon Kjaer. The so-called Danish Dynamite had the better of possession but fewer scoring threats. Denmark did not get its first shot on goal until the 39th minute, when Eriksen drove a direct kick into a wall of defenders, and Lasse Schonne volleyed the rebound right at Gallese. Schonne's shot came within five minutes of his entrance into the game for Williams Kvist, who came off after a hard collision with a leaping Farfan as the two pursued a ball in the air......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Levi Hernandez catches fire as Navotas rallies past Pasay in MPBL - Sports Interactive Network Philippines

Levi Hernandez catches fire as Navotas rallies past Pasay in MPBL - Sports Interactive Network Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Rain or Shine comes back to beat Phoenix for 5th straight win

Rain or Shine erased an early game deficit to edge Phoenix, 108-106, to retain its spot atop the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Elasto Painters chipped away at Phoenix' 19-point lead, 29-10, in the first period and slowly built up their momentum in the second half to take their fifth straight victory and get a league-best 8-1 record. With Rain or Shine trailing, 96-90, early in the fourth, James Yap scored six straight points to start off the Elasto Painters' 14-2 run for a 104-98 lead at the 4:11 mark of the quarter. The Elasto Painters, however, were unsteady at the start of the game and allowed Jeff Chan and Eugene Phelps to match them in ...Keep on reading: Rain or Shine comes back to beat Phoenix for 5th straight win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Pablo rallies for volleyball national team selection: They deserved to be chosen

Amid the differing opinion over the final lineup of the Philippine women's national volleyball team, there was one central figure who asked for support. Pocari Sweat's Myla Pablo, who did.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Duterte blasts Kadamay, leftist groups

President Duterte lashed out at leftists, including members of urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay), for insulting him and even burning his effigy during protest rallies. Source link link: Duterte blasts Kadamay, leftist groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Duterte blasts Kadamay, leftist groups

President Duterte lashed out at leftists, including members of urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay), for insulting him and even burning his effigy during protest rallies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Subido fires 30 as UST bows out with a win

MANILA, Philippines – Renzo Subido erupted for 30 points as University of Santo Tomas survived a late scare to edge out Arellano University, 82-73, in the 12th FilOil Preseason Cup on Friday, June 15 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Subido, who also dished out 5 assists, shot 6-of-14 from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Tokyo stocks close higher on weak yen

Tokyo stocks rose moderately on Friday, helped by Wall Street rallies and a cheaper yen against the dollar. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.50 percent or 113.14 points to close at 22,851.75, logging a weekly gain of 0.69 percent. The broader Topix index was up 0.29 percent or 5.15 points at 1,789.04. It gained […] The post Tokyo stocks close higher on weak yen appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

US Open hopes ultimate test doesn t feature trick questions

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock Hills. A year after Jim Furyk tied the U.S. Open scoring record at Olympia Fields, the 2004 U.S. Open was so bone dry and lightning fast that only three players broke par on the weekend, none on Sunday. Fans having to move to the side because of a golf ball rolling toward them is not unusual, except when the player hit the shot with his putter from the green. Tee shots that landed on the seventh green rolled off the putting surface and into a bunker. One year after Rory McIlroy broke the U.S. Open scoring record at Congressional, no one broke par at Olympic Club in 2012 when Webb Simpson won. Moments like this lead to criticism that the USGA overreacts. Justin Rose sees it another way. "When everything is in balance, it's kind of boring," he said. "And I think in life, the closer you get to the edges, that's where the excitement is. So I would say the USGA is not reactionary. It's counterbalancing. So if you go too far one way, you've got to come back the other way. You don't want to fall off the edge." That's the question going into the 118th U.S. Open that starts Thursday. Might the USGA lean toward going easy on players because of what happened the last time at Shinnecock Hills? Or will it make it tougher on them because of the record scoring last year at Erin Hills? Brooks Koepka tied the record to par at 16 under, and six other players finished at 10 under or lower. "We're confident this should be a marvelous test," said Mike Davis, the chief executive of the USGA who has been in charge of setting up the courses for the U.S. Open since 2006 at Winged Foot, when the winning score was 5 over. Davis believes Shinnecock Hills is right where the USGA wants it, even with a light, steady rain on the final day of practice. Wednesday is never the measure of how a golf course presents itself. McIlroy is among those who likes what he sees. It's not a U.S. Open if players are not complaining, but it's been a quiet three days ahead of competition. The biggest question is whether the fairways are narrow enough. They are tighter than last year at Erin Hills, for sure, and an average of 15 yards wider than in 2004. "Honestly, I think they've got it right," McIlroy said. "It presents guys with options off the tee. You have to make a decision basically on every tee box what you're going to do. I'm obviously not that old, but when I watched U.S. Opens on TV and saw these long, narrow corridors of fairways and thick rough, that's what I was used to at a U.S. Open. ... If you look at the venues that are coming up, they're very traditional venues like Oakmont, Winged Foot, Pebble Beach. "Maybe you'll see more of what we perceive as a traditional U.S. Open setup." Rain was expected to yield to plenty of sun over the next four days, with the strongest wind on Thursday. Davis said he already has called several audibles on the original plan of where to put the pins on the greens, an example of the USGA not wanting the course to get on the wild side. Davis also said the winning score is not an issue at a major where par tends to be at a premium. "Never since I've been at the USGA — and it's been almost 30 years — I've never heard anybody at the USGA say we're shooting for even par," Davis said. "But we talk incessantly, 'How do we get the course to be really a great test of golf?' As we say, get all 14 clubs dirty to make sure that these players are tested to the nth degree." And what makes a good championship inside the ropes? The quality of the winner? Different players have won the last 15 U.S. Opens, the longest stretch of the four majors. The margin? The last playoff was 10 years ago when Tiger Woods won at Torrey Pines. Three of the last four U.S. Opens have been decided by three shots or more. "You need some great players in the mix," Rose said. "You need some great story lines." This U.S. Open is not lacking for either. Five players have a chance to replace Dustin Johnson at No. 1 in the world this week. Woods is hitting the ball well enough to win any week if he ever gets all parts of his game working together. To win a record-tying fourth U.S. Open would cap off an unlikely comeback following four back surgeries. Phil Mickelson, in the USGA record book with his six runner-up finishes, needs only this trophy to complete the career Grand Slam. "And then just a good test of golf where people think, 'Wow, they've really stepped up and played great golf under pressure,'" Rose added. "I think that's what people would like to see in this tournament is that guys are tested to the ends of the ability, to whether they can cope or not. And I think that's part of the charm ... not charm, but part of the allure of this tournament." The ultimate test starts Thursday. Results won't be available until the end of the week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Canada ousts Philippines in Fiba 3×3 World Cup

BOCAUE, Bulacan --- Playing in a must win, the Philippines played its best game but still fell short in a heartbreaking 20-19 loss to Canada in the Fiba 3x3 World Cup at Philippine Arena. The Filipinos climbed out of an early hole behind the hot shooting of Roger Pogoy. Pogoy hit a game-high 10 points, including six straight that gave the Philippines an 18-16 edge near the final minute. The TNT swingman, however, just couldn't get the potential game-winning long ball to go as the Philippines bows out of contention. "We are sorry but we'll try to go out and win this last game for the people," said Philippines coach Ronnie Magsanoc. The Philippines wraps up its campaign against Russ...Keep on reading: Canada ousts Philippines in Fiba 3×3 World Cup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Rico Lascano’s ‘Spatium Divinae’ dances on the edge of evanescence

Many artists hog the pictorial space so tightly as to hardly leave any breathing space, driving the painting to a state of exhaustion by the sheer ceaseless manipulation and meandering of the plastic elements; so manic is their desire to display a technical skill. Alas, space cannot be owned by an artist like acreage, tilled and furrowed to yield a relentless harvest. In his current exhibition at Altro Mondo Gallery, Rico Lascano presents his view of space, in a show titled "Spatium Divinae." These recent works are his contemplative imaginings of Divine space, celestial space, in which the artist bids us enter deeply with no need for a florid invocation, lest it fades away into no...Keep on reading: Rico Lascano’s ‘Spatium Divinae’ dances on the edge of evanescence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

La Salle rallies past scrappy NU, faces rival Ateneo next

  MANILA, Philippines – The De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers staged a huge run in the closing minutes to turn back a scrappy National University (NU) Bulldogs squad, 73-66, in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup in San Juan, Sunday, June 10.  Streaky shooter Aljun Melecio knocked in a 3-pointer to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

La Salle tries to bounce back from loss, battles National U; FEU tackles Lyceum

Spurned in its bid to keep an undefeated run going, La Salle hopes to bounce back from a stinging defeat when it face on-and-off National U Sunday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.   The Archers battle the Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre hoping to get back from a 72-70 loss to San Beda recently and plunge into Tuesday's showdown with fierce rival Ateneo on a winning note.   There's very little at stake for La Salle with a quarterfinal berth already sealed, and it is the Bulldogs who will enter the game with a sense of urgency as their 3-5 record puts them precariously on the edge of the playoff circle.   In another game, Far Eastern U ...Keep on reading: La Salle tries to bounce back from loss, battles National U; FEU tackles Lyceum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Nadal overwhelms del Potro to reach 11th French Open final

PARIS --- Rafael Nadal improved to 11-0 in French Open semifinals. To get to 11-0 in French Open finals, he'll need to get past the only man who has beaten him on red clay over the last two seasons. After dealing with some tight moments early, Nadal overwhelmed 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 the rest of the way Friday. The No. 1-ranked Nadal compiled a 35-20 edge in winners while making only 19 unforced errors Friday. Nadal saved three break points at 1-all in the opening set and another three at 4-all. After he held there, that was pretty much that for del Potro. Nadal broke to take that set and was on his way, taking 14 of the last 17 gam...Keep on reading: Nadal overwhelms del Potro to reach 11th French Open final.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018