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US spiker lifts BaliPure past Perlas

American Janisa Johnson fired 30 points and drew big help from the young local crew in the stretch as BaliPure-National University fended off BanKo-Perlas, 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 32-30, to roll to its third straight victory for a share of the lead in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 23rd, 2018

Amid scorching heat, Castillo gives BaliPure time to recover before Pocari match

As the summer heat continues to hit fever pitch, so does the race in the Premier Volleyball League. BaliPure is locked in a three-way tie with Creamline and PayMaya atop the standings of the Reinforced Conference and head coach Babes Castillo plans an unorthodox way of preparing his team for its Sunday's game. Castillo is well aware of the summer temperatures in Metro Manila and he plans to rest his players before their match against Pocari Sweat to avoid overworking them under temperatures that constantly reach the high 30s. "I need to make them rest," said Castillo Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre after their 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 32-30 win over BanKo Perlas. "The past t...Keep on reading: Amid scorching heat, Castillo gives BaliPure time to recover before Pocari match.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Import wants more from Iriga teammates after win over BaliPure

  For Macy Ubben, getting the win on her first match with Iriga-Navy is good. But finding out that there's room for improvement is a lot better. The native of Ackley, Iowa, unloaded 26 points to power Iriga-Navy past BaliPure-NU, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, Wednesday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre. The 6-foot-2 open spiker, who came from a tour of duty in Switzerland, said the Lady Oragons had a lot to work on in training despite the victory. "These are hardworking guys and tonight we are learning a lot of things that we can improve at," said Ubben, who made seven kill-blocks, 13 excellent digs and 15 excellent ...Keep on reading: Import wants more from Iriga teammates after win over BaliPure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

2018 AFF Suzuki Cup: Late goal lifts Azkals past Singapore in Suzuki Cup opener

2018 AFF Suzuki Cup: Late goal lifts Azkals past Singapore in Suzuki Cup opener.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

NCAA Finals: Tyang Aby Maraño finally witnesses Robert Bolick win a championship live

While the sea of red was gloriously singing the Bedan Hymn after yet another championship, Robert Bolick rushed up to the stands of the Mall of Asia Arena to hug his family and give his longtime girlfriend, volleyball superstar Aby Maraño, a kiss. .@BabesBolick immediately goes to his family and @Abymarano to celebrate another title for San Beda. #NCAASeason94 pic.twitter.com/sNN6K9Ai91 — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) November 12, 2018 As Bolick went back to the court for the championship festivities, Maraño stayed in her spot. Sporting a number eight San Beda jersey with a big smile on her face, the former De La Salle Lady Spiker watched as her beau relished the feeling of being a champion in his graduating year -- something that she didn't have the privilege to experience back in the UAAP. "Sobrang special 'to for him and for us na makuha niya yung last playing year niya ng mabuti kasi alam naman niyang pinagdaanan ko nung last year ko na di ako nag champion. Nakita niya kung gaano ako sobrang na hurt, almost three years akong di naka get over noon," said the former Lady Spikers team captain. "Siya, alam niya yung pinagdaanan ko, sabi ko, ayaw kong maranasan mo yung naranasan ko kaya bigay mo yung sarili mo sa bawat laro and nakita ko naman, yung talagang puso niya para ipanalo yung game," she added. To make things sweeter, Maraño witnessed her boyfriend's championship live and in person. In the past years, the F2 Logistics middle blocker has always missed Bolick's games due to her own volleyball commitments.  But this year, the stars aligned for these college sweethearts and they got to celebrate this three-peat championship together in the same venue. "Papasalamat kami kay Lord na last playing year niya, pang three-peat, nakanood ako kasi wala akong game, bukas pa," said Maraño. "Timing talaga kasi every year na lang nagdadamdam siya na hindi ako nakakanood ng Game 2. Eh importante para sa kanya yun kaya every time mabbring up sa mga tampuhan namin, yun yung wala akong mapanlaban kasi wala talaga ako magagawa, may game ako," she added. Being an athlete herself, Maraño gave her assessment on her boyfriend's performance "Alam natin sa points di naging effective yung puntos niya pero nakita natin yung patience niya," she said referring to Bolick's 1/11 shooting clip. "Alam niya kung saan siya maka contribute sa team, so nakita ko yung maturity niya, nakita ko siya kanina na aware siya sa role niya sa team, ang dami nyang assists, ginawa niya yung best niya para makahanap ng open spot para sa mga teammates," Maraño added as she boasted on the King Lion's 12 assists which helped propel San Beda to a 71-56 win. After this championship, Bolick will be leaving the college scene and will be entering the PBA. With this, he now joins Maraño in the professional ranks. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Manara lifts Insignia Builders past Gold& rsquo;s Gym

Manara lifts Insignia Builders past Gold& rsquo;s Gym.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

McCollum lifts Blazers past Bucks

McCollum lifts Blazers past Bucks.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Oladipo& rsquo;s clutch triple lifts Pacers past Celtics

Oladipo& rsquo;s clutch triple lifts Pacers past Celtics.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Huge fourth-quarter surge lifts Warriors past Timberwolves

      MANILA, Philippines – As always, the Golden State Warriors knew the right buttons to press at crunch time.  With Minnesota clicking in the first 3 quarters, the Warriors fought back and launched a huge fourth-quarter run to tear down the Timberwolves, 116-99, in the NBA on Friday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

DeRozan lifts Spurs past Lakers

DeRozan lifts Spurs past Lakers.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

PVL: Injury woes continue to haunt Lady Falcons

As if its winless record isn’t bad enough, Adamson-Akari will continue to limp through the second round of eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. Head coach Air Padda is not expecting injured veterans Eli Soyud and Le-Ann Perez and rookie Trisha Genesis to be back in action soon. “I don’t see any of those girls coming back within the next few weeks at least,” said Padda, whose squad was bitten by the injury bug early in their campaign in the season-ending tournament. Even before the start of the conference, Adamson already lost one of its top hitter in Soyud to injury while middle blocker Joy Dacoron joined her club team BanKo. The Collegiate Conference Best Opposite Spiker underwent surgery on her left meniscus and was given at least six to eight weeks of recovery. She was initially expected to return in the second round, but with the pace of her recovery, Padda is not that optimistic.      “I don’t think that Eli’s gonna be back because even with her rehab she’s not gonna make it back,” said Padda of her top hitter, who averaged 17.2 points per game in the Collegiate Conference. Genesis was sidelined due to a left ankle injury she sustained in the Lady Falcons’ third game against BanKo. The Laguna-native landed on the foot of Perlas Spiker and former Adamson star Amanda Villanueva.  “Trisha isn’t even back in training, she’s walking now but her ankle is really swollen and the movement like her flexibility is not there,” said Padda. “Maybe a few more weeks for Trisha but we’re not sure.” And Perez is still on the road to recovery from a shoulder injury.    “Le is in training but she can’t hit,” the mentor said. “The mobility of her shoulder to like move and turn is not there yet.” With an undermanned squad, Padda saw her team’s quick turnaround from Collegiate Conference’s flawless team after the elims to the Open Conference’s cellar-dweller, losing all of their first seven games. “We didn’t start off on the right foot, we had a bunch of injuries which we still have,” said Padda. But despite a disappointing first round, Padda still sees some silver lining in their last couple of games especially on their strong floor defense that she think they can capitalize on come second round. “I’m looking forward to starting on a strong note,” she said. “Like I said I think we ended the first round playing better, we just need to build on it.” Adamson-Akari will face Iriga-Navy on Saturday at the Imus Sports Complex in Cavite.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Balanced scoring run lifts Eagles past Warriors

Balanced scoring run lifts Eagles past Warriors.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

PVL: Gervacio shows consistency for Perlas Spikers

Dzi Gervacio has been consistently delivering the goods for BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. The former Ateneo de Manila University standout in her first all-Filipino stint as a Perlas Spiker is in her vintage form and her numbers in the stats sheet say it all. Gervacio is averaging 16.8 point per game and her 17-point explosion Wednesday helped BanKo get back on the right track after a two-game slump. The open spiker pounded 15 kills and landed a couple of aces while putting up 10 digs in the Perlas Spikers’ 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, victory over Iriga-Navy at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. It was a quick win for BanKo as it improved to 6-2 win-loss record and completed an elims sweep of the Lady Oragons.     “Gusto lang namin makabawi kasi last round we won in four sets,” she said. “So at least kahit mabagal ang pace straight sets pa rin.” All thanks to another superb effort by Gervacio, who finished the first round at the third spot in scoring behind Alyssa Valdez of Creamline and Pocari Sweat’s Myla Pablo.     “Siguro I wasn’t aware also (of my stats) kasi coming into Open Conference ni-remind din ako ng mga coaches namin na we want you to step up and be one of the leaders inside the court,” said Gervacio.   However, Gervacio, who is second in attack efficiency (33.76%) behind Valdez (40.46%) after the first seven games and in the top 10 in service and digs, is not too keen on chasing individual glory but would rather play her role well to bring glory to BanKo.         “I think its cherry on top, the main goal naman is to finish no. 1,” she said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Jerebko basket lifts Warriors past Jazz

Jerebko basket lifts Warriors past Jazz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Unlikely hero lifts Warriors past hot-shooting Jazz

    MANILA, Philippines – Jonas Jerebko buried the game-winning tip-in as the Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down to escape the Utah Jazz, 124-123, in the NBA thriller on Friday, October 19 (Saturday, October 20, Manila time) at Salt Lake City, Utah. Playing just his second game with the Warriors, Jerebko ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Olynyk s putback off Wade s miss lifts Heat past Wiz 113-112

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk’s putback of Dwyane Wade’s missed jumper produced the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night (Friday, PHL time), lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112 comeback victory over the Washington Wizards, who were without new center Dwight Howard for their season opener. 🚨GAME WINNER ALERT🚨@KellyOlynyk puts the Wizards away! pic.twitter.com/Euoik9BCIq — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 19, 2018 Olynyk was booed every time he touched the ball, on account of a past playoff fracas with the Wizards back when he was with the Boston Celtics. But he certainly got to enjoy the way this game ended, after Miami trailed by as many as nine points. Josh Richardson led Miami with 28 points, Rodney McGruder added 20, and the Heat hit consecutive three's late in the fourth quarter. With Howard sidelined by a sore backside, the Wizards were led by old standby John Wall, who delivered 26 points and nine assists. He and fellow All-Star guard Bradley Beal, who scored 20 points, accounted for Washington’s last eight points. But with a 112-111 lead, Wall missed a 26-foot pull-up jumper, giving Miami a chance. Wade’s shot with about three seconds left was off the mark, but Olynyk grabbed the rebound and his layup won it. The Heat were playing on the second night of a back-to-back — they lost at Orlando on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) — and Wade appeared in both games, scoring nine each night. He shot a combined 7 for 24. Wizards coach Scott Brooks put an emphasis on pleading with his players to shoot more three's this season. Didn’t work. At least not in Game 1. Washington was only 7-for-26 from beyond the arc. Wall led the way with 18 points as Washington went into halftime ahead 59-58. And after Miami briefly went up in the third quarter, the Wizards used a 10-point run midway through the period to enter the fourth with an 89-85 edge. They couldn’t hold on. TIP-INS Heat: Coach Eric Spoelstra was asked about Wade, 36, appearing in both ends of a back-to-back to open the season. “Right now, it’s Game 2. He wants to play. We want him to play,” Spoelstra said. “And he’s in great shape, he feels good, so he’s able to go.” ... G Wayne Ellington (ankle) was active but did not play. Wizards: Ian Mahnimi started for Howard, but picked up his fourth foul 15 seconds into the third quarter. By quarter’s end, four Wizards — three starters — each had four personal fouls. ... F Kelly Oubre Jr. was the first substitute used by Washington, entering for Otto Porter Jr. midway through the first quarter. TOLIVER’S DEBUT WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver made her regular-season debut as an assistant coach on Scott Brooks’ staff. “I love her. Our staff loves her. Our players feel the same way,” Brooks said. “She adds value to our program. She’s very talented. She loves the game. She’s passionate. And she wants to learn. She has this incredible desire to get better.” NO HOWARD This was the first game Howard missed for a health reason since the 2016-17 season. He appeared in 81 of 82 games last season with Charlotte, missing one because of a suspension. “He’s getting close,” Brooks said. “We just don’t feel like he’s quite there yet. Like I said a few weeks ago, we’re in no rush. We just want to make sure that he’s comfortable — we’re comfortable — going forward.” UP NEXT Heat: Host Charlotte on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in their home opener. Wizards: Host Toronto on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a rematch from last season’s playoffs. The Raptors eliminated the Wizards in the first round......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

PVL: Cool Smashers put dent on Perlas Spikers’ record, win fifth straight

Creamline played sharp and aggressive and the BanKo Perlas Spikers just didn’t know what hit them. Alyssa Valdez and the rest of the Cool Smashers dominated the Perlas Spikers for a quick 26-24, 25-13, 25-21, win Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. What was expected to be a shootout between two of the top title contenders turned out to be a one-sided affair with Creamline winning their fifth straight to tie their victim and Ateneo-Motolite at the top spot with 5-1 win-loss record. “Even on our part din we didn’t expect that it would be this fast kasi usually kunwari BanKo, five sets,” said Valdez. “Minindset din namin before pa na kapag BanKo ang kalaban namin it would be a long game and I think sa kaka-mind set namin we give it our 100 percent.” Valdez dropped 20 points built on 16 kills, three aces and a kill block for the Cool Smashers, who snapped the erstwhile unbeaten Perlas Spikers’ five-game winning streak. Jema Galanza added 15 markers with 13 coming from attacks and added 14 excellent receptions while setter Jia Morado had 28 excellent sets for Creamline, which tallied 46 attacks. Risa Sato, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano and Risa Sato combined for 17 points for the Cool Smashers, who received 21 free points off BanKo's errors. Creamline will close the first round of eliminations on Sunday against Ateneo-Motolite. Kathy Bersola was the only Perlas Spiker in double figures with 12 points while Nicole Tiamzon and Suzanne Roces finished with nine markers each. Dzi Gervacio was limited to only five points, her first single digit performance in the conference after averaging 18 points per game in her first five outings, for BanKo.         --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco

Paul Zamar hit a triple with 7.9 seconds left on Friday night that sealed a come-from-behind win by Blackwater over Meralco, 94-91, which put the Elite back on track in the PBA Governors' Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum. But more than that, coach Bong Ramos is seeing something that is a cause for more elation. "The players are developing character and I just hope that we continue to do that," Ramos said after the Elite climbed to a momentary tie for the lead at 5-1 by roaring back from 10 points down in the final seven minutes. "It was a great bounce back, a great come-from-behind win for us." Ramos pushed all the right buttons when the chips were down and put all...Keep on reading: PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Zamar game-winner lifts Blackwater past Meralco

MANILA, Philippines – Paul Zamar delivered on both ends of the floor at crunch time to propel Blackwater to an enthralling 94-91 win over Meralco in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, October 5.  Zamar, who finished with 13 points, came up with a crucial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Yee lifts Tigers past Bulacan Kuyas

Yee lifts Tigers past Bulacan Kuyas.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Drew Brees TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

By Charles Odum, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner. Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That came after his 7-yard score late in the fourth quarter forced the overtime. After the Saints won the coin toss, Brees and the Saints held the ball for more than seven minutes. Brees jumped over the pile on a quarterback keeper after his apparent 3-yard TD pass to Alvin Kamara was overturned. A review determined Kamara's knee was down before he crossed the goal line. Brees scored on the following play, giving the Saints (2-1) the win. "This was a wild one," said Brees, who passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two scores. Kamara had 15 catches for 124 yards and ran for 66 yards. Brees' biggest play before the winner might have been his improbable 7-yard scoring run with 1:15 remaining that forced overtime. He ran to his left and then spun to avoid tackle attempts by Brian Poole and Robert Alford. "At some point, I felt they were coming to take my head off and I could probably spin out of it," Brees said, adding he now has film evidence to show the youth flag football team he coaches that "spin moves work. Spin moves are good." With his 14th completed pass, the 39-year-old Brees broke the record of 6,300 career completions set by Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Brees set the mark with a 17-yard pass to Michael Thomas in the second quarter. "I'm just very grateful," Brees said. "I hope there's a lot more coming. I just think about all the people who have had a hand in that. A lot of hands have caught a lot of passes. ... They are all a part of this." Atlanta's Matt Ryan had his first career game with five scoring passes. Calvin Ridley became the first Atlanta rookie with three scoring catches. That wasn't enough for the Falcons (1-2) against Brees and the high-scoring Saints, who gained 534 yards. Ryan bemoaned a lost opportunity when the Falcons were forced to punt when stopped at the Atlanta 44 with 25 seconds remaining in overtime. "We had chances to finish the game today and we didn't do that," Ryan said. "That's disappointing." Saints coach Sean Payton called the defensive stop "a huge part of the win." Ryan passed for 374 yards, including 146 to Ridley, who had seven receptions, including a 75-yard TD. Ridley's third scoring catch against the Saints was a 9-yarder early in the third quarter that held up following a review. Ryan's five touchdown passes tied the team record set by Wade Wilson on Dec. 13, 1992, at Tampa Bay. The fifth scoring pass to Mohamed Sanu came after Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata was called for unnecessary roughness on Matt Bryant's 29-yard field goal. With the penalty, the Falcons' offense came back on the field. Ridley beat P.J. Williams on his first two scoring catches, an 18-yarder in the first quarter and the 75-yarder in the second quarter. The Saints made a defensive switch, moving Ken Crawley into coverage on Ridley. Crawley was called for pass interference on a deep incompletion to Ridley early in the third quarter that gave Atlanta a first down at the New Orleans 5. On second down from the 9, Ridley's third scoring catch gave the Falcons a 21-16 lead. Brees completed his first four passes, including a 19-yard scoring pass to Ted Ginn Jr. on the Saints' opening drive. INJURY REPORT Saints reserve cornerback Patrick Robinson was carted from the field early in the third quarter with a left ankle injury. He did not return. Falcons safety Ricardo Allen left early in overtime with a left calf injury. He was helped to the sideline and then driven on a cart to the locker room. ... Reserve cornerback Justin Bethel injured a knee in the third quarter. ... Atlanta rookie linebacker Foyesade Oluokun left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. THOMAS THRIVING Thomas had 10 catches for 129 yards. His 38 catches are the most by an NFL player in his team's first three games to start a season. His 28 catches through two games also were a record. PASSING MONTANA Ryan's 75-yard scoring pass to Ridley was his 34th career TD pass against the Saints, the most by any quarterback. He surpassed Joe Montana's 33 TD passes against New Orleans. Ryan added three more, leaving his total at 37. DROPS FOR GINN Ginn dropped a sideline pass on a second-quarter drive that ended with a 49-yard field goal by Will Lutz bouncing off the left upright and over the cross bar. Later in the quarter, Ginn juggled a pass for an incompletion as he ran out of bounds on the Atlanta sideline. He finished with three catches for 12 yards. UP NEXT Saints: At New York Giants next Sunday. Falcons: Play their third straight home game against the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018