UP, St. Benilde in vital tiff

Game today: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. -- UP vs CSB UNIVERSITY of the Philippines tries to halt a two-game slide against College of Saint Benilde in a crucial match that has a huge implication in the race for the last semifinals berth today in the PVL Collegiate Conference….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalAug 14th, 2018

Hotshots seek ‘bonus’

Sizzling Magnolia shoots for a sixth straight win and an outright spot in the Top Four while back-to-the-wall Meralco goes for a follow-up to a crucial win the last time out as they slug it out in a vital tiff in the PBA Governors Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Smart in vital tiff in PSL

Games today: (Imus Sports Center) 2 p.m. --Philippines vs. Cignal 4:15 p.m. --Foton vs. UP-UAI 7 p.m. --Smart-Army vs UE-Cherrylume IMUS CITY -- Smart-Army seeks to clinch the first quarterfinals berth in Pool B when it battles University of the East-Cherrylume in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Creamline, Pocari in vital tiff

CREAMLINE and PayMaya hope to shake off rust from their long lay off as the PVL Reinforced Conference semifinals reels off today at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The Cool Smashers take on defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force at 1 p.m., while the High Flyers play surging BanKo-Perlas at 3….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Lady Warriors, Angels duel in vital PVL tiff

Defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force hopes to ride the momentum of its back-to-back wins as it guns for solo second against a resurgent PetroGazz side in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Vital tiff

Game today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) Game 3, Best-of-7 semifinals 7 p.m. -- NLEX vs. Magnolia PRESSURE and adjustment. These were two utterances that seemed to have pervaded the air after NLEX and Magnolia split the first two games of their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-7 semifinal series. The Road Warriors won….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Perpetual, EAC forge NCAA men s beach volleyball title showdown

University of Perpetual Help duo Rey Taneo and Joebert Almodiel trounced Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede twice in the Final Four to clinch a return trip to the championship round against Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Joshua Mina and Paolo Cezar Lim in the 93rd NCAA men’s beach volleyball tournament at the Boardwalk in Subic Bay, Zambales. Needing two wins to advance, Almodiel and Taneo pulled off 21-12, 21-14 and 23-21, 21-9 victories over Badua and Presnede to clinch the last slot to the knockout Final against Mina and Lim, who downed Letran’s Bobby Gatdula and Christopher Cistina, 21-9, 22-20, Saturday. The win thus gave the Las Pinas-based school a chance to claim a second straight title after Taneo and brother Relan won it all a season ago. “We hope to make my last season at Perpetual Help memorable with another championship,” said Taneo, the Finals MVP and one of the vital cogs in the Altas’ title run in NCAA indoor volleyball two weeks ago. For Mina and Lim, they hope to give EAC its very first men’s crown. In the women’s division, San Beda twins Maria Jeziela and Maria Nieza Viray turned back St. Benilde’s Jan Arianne Daguil and Melanie Torres, 21-18, 21-15, and EAC’s Jaylene May Lumbo and Glyka Medina dumped Perpetual Help’s Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli, 21-18, 21-10, to arrange a title clash. The Virays will be looking at finally winning the title after two straight runner-up finishes while Lumbo and Medina aim to deny the former and win the championship themselves......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Lady Chiefs play Pirates in vital tiff

AS the NCAA women’s volleyball elimination round reaches the halfway mark, Arellano University coach Obet Javier is already looking ahead of making it to the championship round. With all but one of their four victories scored in straight sets fashion, the back-to-back title-seeking Lady Chiefs remain as the yardstick, especially….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

NCAA Season 93: women s volleyball preview

Exciting volleyball action starts early this year as NCAA opens its 93rd season on Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Arellano University will try to retain its women’s crown against a field filled with squad’s raring to sit on the throne. Let’s take a quick peek at the competing teams.   MAPUA UNIVERSITY LADY CARDINALS   Winless last year, can Mapua University finally put a stop on their skid?  Season 92 record: 0-9 Titles: none  Key players: Danielle Ramilo, Shaira Hermano, Katrina Racelis, Dianne Latayan This team has nowhere to go but up after a forgettable season last year. The Lady Cardinals lost four of their games in straight sets, three in four frames and a couple of matches in five. Mapua’s last victory was against Letran in five sets back in Season 91 (January 7, 2016).   EMILIO AGUINALDO COLLEGE LADY GENERALS   Emilio Aguinaldo College needs to be consistent to add more Ws in their record this season.  Season 92 record: 1-8 Titles: none Players to watch: Iona Yongco and Yvette Tongco EAC’s lone win last season came at the expense of Mapua in straight sets before closing their campaign with a five-set loss against Letran.   LETRAN LADY KNIGHTS   Can Letran contend for a spot in the Final Four this year? Season 92 record: 2-7 Titles: 8 (last title: 1999) Players to watch: Glayssa Faith Torres and Jaymeleene Parin Letran finished at eighth spot last year. They won only two games, against Mapua and EAC, but gave Lyceum, College of St. Benilde and San Sebastian College a scare before bowing down to these powerhouse teams in five sets.   JOSE RIZAL U LADY BOMBERS   Shola Alvarez is expected to carry Jose Rizal University on her shoulders but will need to get support from her teammates. Season 92 record: 3-6 Titles: none Players to watch: Shola Alvarez, Dolly Versoza, Karen Montojo (Season 92 Best Opposite Spiker) JRU is a young and vertically challenged team, mostly banking on Shola Alvarez for point production. The Lady Bombers joined the PVL’s Collegiate Conference during the offseason but lost all of their five matches.    LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES U LADY PIRATES   Lyeum of the Philippines University is considered as a darkhorse this season.  Season 92 record: 5-4 Titles: none Players to watch: Cherilyn Sindayen, Christine Miralles, Bien Juanillo An intact and veteran-laden team. But will the Lady Pirates’ exposure in the PVL Collegiate Conference be enough for them to contend for a spot in the Final Four?     UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP LADY ALTAS   Veteran Lourdes Clemente will be one of Perpetual Help's vital cogs in their campaign to reclaim the throne.   Season 92 record: 5-4 Titles: 3 (last title: 2014) Players to watch: Lourdes Clemente, Necelle Gual, Marijo Medalla Former CSB coach Macky Carino replaced long-time mentor Sammy Acaylar but the Lady Altas lost a solid middle in Coleen Bravo and hitter Jamela Suyat. After its three-peat (2012-14), Perpetual has yet to return to the Finals.     SAN BEDA COLLEGE LADY RED SPIKERS   All eyes will be on Cesca Racraquin when San Beda College makes a run for the crown. Season 92 record: 6-3 Titles: none Players to watch: Cesca Racraquin, Satrianni Espiritu, Nieza and Jiezela Viray Season 92 Rookie of the Year Cesca Racraquin will be the go-to guy of the Lady Red Spikers, who made it into the stepladder semis last year. SBC participated in the PVL Collegiate Conference while Racraquin had good stints in the PVL Reinforced and Open conferences for Creamline.      COLLEGE OF ST. BENILDE LADY BLAZERS   Ranya Musa (left) and Rachel Austero are the players to watch for a beefed up College of St. Benilde. Season 92 record: 6-3 Titles: 1 (2016) Players to watch: Ranya Musa, Rachel Austero, Maritess Pablo, Felicia Cui Expectations are high for this team with the arrival of transferees Maritess Pablo (NU) and Felicia Cui (Ateneo) to help Rachel Austero and graduating player Ranya Musa.     Leadership will be a tough challenge for this team after the departure of ace scorer Jeanette Panaga as well as adapting to a new system under interim head coach Arnold Laniog, who replaced Macky Carino.     SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE LADY STAGS   San Sebastian College is looking at a rough and bumpy road ahead this season. Season 92 record: 9-0 elims, defeated thrice in the Finals Titles: 23 (last title: 2011) Players to watch: Joyce Sta. Rita, Alyssa Eroa, Nikka Dalisay The most-decorated volleyball program in the NCAA will be facing its toughest season yet. If losing scorers three-time Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones and Kat Villegas weren’t enough, head coach Roger Goreyab will have at his disposal a very short rotation on nine players. But his available players could even go down entering the season after Julie Anne Tiangco suffered a knee injury recently. Scarcity of players even forced SSC-R to field a swimmer to fill in the required minimun of nine players to be able to participate in the tournament.       ARELLANO UNIVERSITY LADY CHIEFS   Who will stop Arellano University from its back-to-back bid? Season 92 record: 8-1, won thrice in a row in the Finals Titles: 2 (last title: 2017) Players to watch: Jovielyn Prado, Regine Arocha, Andrea Marzan The Lady Chiefs lost Rialen Sante and veteran libero Eunice Galang, who both graduated, after last season but will still parade a grizzled core. Fueled by their stints in the PVL including a third place finish in the Collegiate League at the expense of UAAP team Adamson University, Arellano U is expected to make a return trip into the Finals. With SSC-R, the only team to defeat the Obet Javier-mentored squad last year, weakened after the departure of Soltones, the only question now is who will stop the Lady Chiefs’ impending rampage?       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Vital tiff for Sta. Lucia

Games today (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 p.m. -- Petron vs. Cocolife 7 p.m. -- Generika-Ayala vs. Sta. Lucia STA. Lucia Realty guns for a crucial win to improve its ranking entering the quarterfinals of the Chooks to Go-PSL Grand Prix today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

BaliPure, Creamline tangle in vital PVL tiff

BaliPure, Creamline tangle in vital PVL tiff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

SMB, TNT collide in vital tiff

Sans Gilas Stars.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2017

ROS, San Miguel in vital tiff today

Games Today (Mall of Asia Arena) 3 p.m. – Phoenix vs Alaska 5:15 p.m. – San Miguel vs Rain or Shine Rain or Shine parades a new import – again – as the Painters try to turn their fortunes around when they face the defending cha.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2016

Tornadoes yield to Japanese, face Kazakhs in vital tiff

MANILA, Philippines – The NEC Red Rockets of Japan gave Foton Pilipinas a neat volleyball lesson, fashioning out a methodical 25-13, 25-7, 25-15 victory yest.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

Ateneo figures in crucial V-League tiff vs NU

Ateneo figures in crucial V-League tiff vs NU (The Arena, San Juan) 10 a.m. – NU vs St. Benilde (ST).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2016

Azkals face tough Thais in crucial tiff

The Philippine Azkals seek to weather the storm as they battle defending champion Thailand in a high-stakes Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup matchup they host tonight at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod amid forecast rains from tropical depression Samuel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 39 min. ago

Manila Bay declared ‘no sail zone’ ahead of Xi Jinping arrival

A VITAL stretch of the Manila Bay has been declared a “no sail zone” as part of security measures being implemented for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on…READ The post Manila Bay declared ‘no sail zone’ ahead of Xi Jinping arrival appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

PNP chief to meet with ‘Ang Probinsyano’ actor Coco Martin

Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde is set to meet fictional policeman Cardo Dalisay and the producers of “Ang Probinsyano” next week in a bid to end the week-long tiff over the alleged unfair portrayal of the police in the hit television series......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

BOP deficit soars 4-fold in 10 months

Driven by the country’s strong demand for vital raw materials and capital goods from abroad, the government’s balance of payments (BOP) deficit soared to $5.59 billion from January to October, almost four times the $1.73 billion shortfall incurred in the same period last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Frayna loses to Indonesian foe in Jakarta tiff

The Philippines’ Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna fell to Indonesia’s WGM Warda Aulia Medina, 1.5-3.5, in the JAPFA WGM Duel Match......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Xi Jinping woos Pacific islands to curb Taiwan s influence

PORT MORSEBY, Papua New Guinea – Chinese leader Xi Jinping will sit down with 7 Pacific island allies Friday, November 16, doling out attention and perhaps some largesse in the hope of convincing more nations to drop recognition of Taiwan. While countries have vied for resource contracts and influence along vital ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018