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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:  mb.com.phRelated 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

As Gilas enters crucial stretch, Yeng Guiao’s system helps players get ‘mentally locked in’

MANILA, Philippines---Gilas Pilipinas is facingits biggest challenge yet in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers as one slip could very well eliminate Filipinos from the competition. The Philippine national basketball team needs all the positivity it can get and Gabe Norwood said he and the team's continued familiarity with head coach Yeng Guiao's system could prove vital in their quest for the World Cup. "Just doing his system and I think anybody who's watched coach Yeng can see that everybody's going to have an opportunity to play," said Norwood after Gilas' 100-82 win over Meralco in a tune-up game Friday. Guiao's system usually employs 12 players on a team and this assura...Keep on reading: As Gilas enters crucial stretch, Yeng Guiao’s system helps players get ‘mentally locked in’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 8 min. ago

Hotshooting Cignal-Ateneo dumps Go for Gold-CSB in PBA D-League opener - Inquirer Sports

Cignal-Ateneo kicked off its 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants' campaign with a rout of Go for Gold-St. Benilde, 103-75, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena. The post Hotshooting Cignal-Ateneo dumps Go for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

‘Bato’ cites vital role of community on peace and order

FORMER PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Thursday cited the importance of the community in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Ateneo plotting to play Isaac Go more as a power forward

Isaac Go’s shots just continue dropping at the Ynares Arena in Pasig. On Thursday, Go fired 21 points, 12 coming from behind the arc, to shoot Cignal-Ateneo de Manila University to a 28-point rout, 103-75, of Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde. This, just weeks after he averaged 10.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in their semifinals series up against San Beda University and then dropped 15 markers and three boards in their Finals triumph over University of the Visayas in the 2019 Philippine Collegiate Champions League. Still, Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin wants to see more from his talented big man – especially as he heads to his last playing year in the UAAP. “He’s gonna shoot the ball better this year, but he’s gonna do other things as well. We’re working on his inside game and we’re working on his ability to put it on the floor,” he said. He then continued, “We want him to be an international 4-man.” Yes, coach Tab sees the 6-foot-8 Go, a center in the Philippines, more as a power forward in international play. And the gentle giant only welcomes the idea proposed by his mentor who has spent much of his career around the world. “It’s a challenge because, as you see, a 6-foot-8 center isn’t really gonna perform well unless you’re really athletic, really strong. We have a lot of 5s in Poy [Erram], June Mar [Fajardo], Japeth [Aguilar], Andray Blatche, Christian Standhardinger,” he shared. He then continued, “So the goal would be to try to get taller in the 4, or maybe the 3. The goal is to play, of course, for the Philippines and if that’s my way to do it, I’ll have to get better.” Indeed, both in the D-League and the PCCL, Go has been busting out more dribbles and drives than usual to go along with his long-range missiles. Of course, this is only the beginning of his transition – and coach Tab reminded everybody of exactly that. As he put it, “He’s got a long way to go. He’s got a lot of mobility and agility to work on, he’s gotta get better defending the perimeter, he’s gotta get better putting the ball down.” He then continued, “There’s a lot of work in progress. He can shoot the ball and that’s a good asset, but there’s more to his game that we have to work on and develop.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Hot start nets Tabuena 65, clubhouse lead in Australia tiff

Miguel Tabuena marked his World Super 6 Perth debut in style......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Cignal-Ateneo flexes muscle in 28-point beatdown of GFG-CSB

Cignal-Ateneo de Manila Univeristy announced its entry to the 2019 PBA D-League with a rousing 103-75 victory versus Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Isaac Go got the ball rolling for the Blue Eagles as they went on a 24-3 tear in the second quarter that turned a slim 20-16 lead to a commanding 44-17 advantage, capped off by an Ange Kouame lay-up. The versatile forward topscored for the early favorites with 21 points on a sizzling 4-of-6 shooting from threes, to go with his four rebounds as Cignal-Ateneo gained an early headstart in the Aspirants Group. Adrian Wong also had his way from downtown, drilling five long bombs to notch 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists, as Matt Nieto contributed 14 points, seven assists, and three rebounds in the win. It was a sweet-shooting outing for the Blue Eagles as they went on a 55-percent field goal shooting and 45-percent clip from threes, much to the delight of coach Tab Baldwin. "This isn't how we play in the UAAP. We'll press a lot more, we'll do a lot of other things that we really can't do when our numbers are down. So offensively, I was surprised, we played pretty well," he said. "We're not doing a lot really, but the guys played very efficiently and that's a good thing." Ivorian slotman Kouame did his damage inside on his way to 13 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, and two steals, including a big rim-rattler to finish the game in the final 81 seconds. Justin Gutang led Foundation Cup champion Go for Gold-CSB with 21 points and three rebounds in the losing effort. Yankie Haruna provided support with his 11 points and three boards for the Scratchers. BOX SCORES CIGNAL-ATENEO 103 -- Go 21, Wong 17, Ma. Nieto 14, Kouame 13, Mi. Nieto 9, Navarro 9, Belangel 9, Daves 6, Credo 5. GO FOR GOLD-CSB 75 -- Gutang 21, Haruna 11, Belgica 9, Pasturan 8, Naboa 7, Young 6, Dixon 6, Carlos 5, Leutcheu 2, Nayve 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-14, 49-26, 80-55, 103-75......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019