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Paniamogan’s hot shooting lifts Mahindra past Meralco

Paniamogan’s hot shooting lifts Mahindra past Meralco.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

V-LEAGUE: Successful 13th season

Huge crowds, high TV ratings from the country's largest network, a two-title romp by Pocari Sweat and a National University repeat highlighted another banner year for the V-League, which continued to pack wallops, deliver top-notch matches and stay on top of the heap. With all matches shown live over ABS-CBN S+A and via livestrean through, the league had a very successful 13th season and reached broader audience nationwide and even abroad.    It was also a season of firsts and comebacks with Iriga City Mayor Madeleine Alfelor-Gazmen playing an actual game in the Open Conference and the Summer Spikers making their return after a one-year absence, shuttling from Baguio and Manila and back during games. Veering away from its regular opening conference fare, the league, where it all started, actually marked its 13th season with a fans’ day where they played with their favorite stars in a variety of game-related skills challenge and ended up mingling with their idols for photo-ops and autograph signing sessions during the All-Star. The league, in partnership with ABS-CBN, held its All-Star Game, along with that of the Spikers’ Turf, as part of its social commitment with proceeds, amounting to P200,000 going to the typhoon Lawin victims through ABS CBN Foundation. The All-Star was also staged to give something back to the league’s ever-loyal fans through the backing of Shakey’s, Mikasa, Accel, Pocari Sweat, BaliPure, the Philippine Sports Commission and ABS-CBN Sports + Action. Bannered by veterans Michele Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, Myla Pablo and Desiree Dadang, Pocari Sweat made sure to mark its maiden stint in the country’s premier volley league with a victory – grounding the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers in sudden death to snare the Open Conference crown before a huge crowd. Pocari Sweat also came into the season-ending Reinforced Conference armed to the teeth, tapping a pair of talented imports in Andrea Kacsits and Breanna Mackie and sweeping another Alyssa Valdez-led team, this time, the Bureau of Customs Transformers in the finals to complete the Lady Warriors’ remarkable two-title sweep before another banner crowd. Most marquee matches were beamed live over ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel 23 with the championships aired on primetime, further adding to the popularity and following of the league which turned a once-dormant sport in 2004 into what it is today. Customs also toughened up in a bid to claim a V-League championship on its very first try, luring not only the high-flying, power-hitting Valdez but also tapping Thai imports Nic Jaisaen and Kanjana Kuthaisong, while BaliPure, raring to atone for its failed bid in the Open, also came in with reinforcements Kaylee Manns and Kate Morell. But both fell short against the Lady Warriors, so did the five other teams which showed up with an all-local crew with UST and UP dishing out solid games while underscoring their readiness for the UAAP wars. The Lady Bulldogs also proved they’re more than ready for the UAAP battle, beating the Ateneo Lady Eagles in a pair of five-setters to repeat as champions of the mid-season Collegiate Conference. MVP Jaja Santiago and former utility spiker-turned-setter Jasmine Nabor took charge for the Bustillos-based school, which actually notched its third V-League title, including its breakthrough in Season 10, also against Ateneo. Over in the men’s side, the second season of Spikers’ Turf also proved to be a big success with the Air Force Jet Spikers dispatching the Cignal HD Spikers in both the Open and Reinforced Conference finals. Air Force’s season-ending conference victory also served as a revenge of sorts as Cignal edged it in three matches to clinch last year’s Reinforced crown. Ateneo, on the other hand, got back at NU as the Eagles kept the Collegiate Championship for the second straight season. Both squads have figured in the last three UAAP finals as well as the first two V-League Collegiate Conference championships with the Katipunan-based squad lording it over NU, 4-1, in their head-to-head duel. With Sports Vision lining up a number of innovations to make the league more interesting and at the same time compete for media attention in mainstream sports, there’s no other way for Season 14 to go but up.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

NBA Wrap: Millsap’s jumper lifts Hawks past Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul Millsap hit the go-ahead 10-footer with 12.7 seconds left as the Atlanta Hawks overcame Russell Westbrook's 46 points to beat the Oklaho.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

Harden explosion lifts Rockets

LOS ANGELES—A 36-point explosion from James Harden and a towering defensive performance from Trevor Ariza helped Houston edge past Brooklyn 122-118 on Monday to hand the Rockets a seventh straight win.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

PBA: Belo’s solid debut lifts Blackwater past Phoenix

New season, new hope for Blackwater. Showing brand new form, the Elite started the 2016-17 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup on the right note by winning over Phoenix, 94-87, last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2016

Late goal lifts Thailand past Singapore for Suzuki Cup semis seat

Matches Friday: (Philippine Sports Stadium) 8 p.m. – Philippines vs Thailand.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016

Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks past winless Pelicans

em>By Brett Martel, Associated Press /em> NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jabari Parker added 21 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the winless New Orleans Pelicans 117-113 on Tuesday night (Wedne.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Sarr’s big game lifts Adamson past UE

Sarr’s big game lifts Adamson past UE.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2016

Arong's game-winner lifts FEU past NU

Arong's game-winner lifts FEU past NU.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Lin lifts Nets past Pistons

New York — New acquisition Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-94 NBA pre-season win over the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center on Thursday. The point guard connected on seven of 11 shots, including five-of-e.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 7th, 2016

Salem’s big game lifts NU past struggling UP

Salem’s big game lifts NU past struggling UP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2016

Perlas romps past Indonesia, sets sight on virtual ‘title decider’ against Malaysia

Perlas Pilipinas cruised to its fourth straight win in the same number of games in the SEABA Women's Championship with a 72-56 romp of Indonesia at the Bukit Sendirit Stadium in Malacca on Friday night......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 24th, 2016

Perlas PH takes on Indonesia

After breezing past its first two assignments, the tough grind begins for the Filipinas when they face Indonesia in the SEABA Women’s Championship at the Bukit Serindit Indoor Stadium here Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Eagle lifts Aussie rookie past local aces

Eagle lifts Aussie rookie past local aces.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Eagle lifts Australian rookie past local aces

Australian Fredrick Park birdied the 18th from long range, capping an eagle-spike backside rally for a three-under 69 and a one-stroke lead over local aces Elmer Salvador and Frankie Miñoza at the start of the ICTSI Tournament Players Championship at W.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 21st, 2016

Ochea’s game-winner lifts Adamson past Ateneo in comeback win

Ochea’s game-winner lifts Adamson past Ateneo in comeback win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2016

Nelle 3 lifts Cubs past La Salle-GH

Spitfire Evan Nelle buried the winning triple with 3.1 ticks left as reigning champion San Beda squeaked past bitter rival CSB-La Salle Greenhills, 85-82, yesterday to clinch the twice-to-beat semifinal incentive in NCAA juniors basketball at The Arena in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 16th, 2016

Belo lifts Gilas past Kazakhstan

Belo lifts Gilas past Kazakhstan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2016

Indonesian spiker grateful for Filipinos' support, puts past behind

Indonesian spiker grateful for Filipinos' support, puts past behind.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2016

De Ocampo jumper lifts Texters past Batang Pier

TNT KaTropa spilled all its milk before refilling its glass just in time......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 31st, 2016