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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

Harden on a roll, lifts Rockets past Grizzlies

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Davis lifts Pelicans past Mavs

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Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Lillard s 3-pointer in OT lifts Blazers over Warriors

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Damian Lillard hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 6.3 seconds left in overtime and scored 21 points in his final regular-season game at home in Oakland, sending the Portland Trail Blazers past the Golden State Warriors 110-109 in a wild one Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). The kid from Oakland hits the game winner at our last game in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/oWXoGC019M — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 28, 2018 Kevin Durant missed a 13-footer off the front rim as the final buzzer sounded but finished with his second triple-double of the season: 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers. Durant hit a tying three-pointer with 19 seconds left in regulation following a driving one-handed dunk the previous possession but the Warriors couldn't overcome a comedy of errors in losing a second straight at home. They took a 127-101 beating from the Lakers on Christmas night. Seth Curry largely outplayed big brother and Golden State star Stephen down the stretch, scoring 11 straight points. In fact, their sister, Sydel posted on Twitter: "Wouldn't have been mad at all at a Seth game winner." Wouldn’t have been mad at all at a Seth game winner 🤷🏽‍♀️ — Sydel Curry-Lee (@SydelCurryLee) December 28, 2018 Lillard shot 7-for-20 with friends and family cheering him in the Blazers' final scheduled trip to Oracle Arena before the Warriors move to San Francisco next season. Stephen Curry made a three-pointer with 10:46 to play in regulation, then his little brother Seth rattled off 11 in a row with three consecutive triples. Klay Thompson's shooting struggles continued. He went 6-for-19 and was just 2-of-9 on three-point tries on the way to 15 points. He made a triple late in the third and was fouled, drawing a rousing ovation, then missed the free throw. Curry's 33-footer with 8:42 left in the third on a pass from Draymond Green got Golden State within two, then Curry found Green for a tying layup the next time down to make it 55-all. A series of silly mistakes followed: Thompson made a steal and threw it toward midcourt and Green couldn't keep the ball from going over the line for a backcourt violation, as Portland regained possession. Then, Green clanked a one-handed dunk try off the back of the rim. This after he had earlier thrown a pass off Thompson's head. The Warriors missed nine of their initial 11 free throws and finished an uncharacteristic 6-for-15 at the line. Both teams were trying to rebound from embarrassing Christmas losses two days earlier in which the three-point shooting was dismal: Golden State following that flop to the Lakers at home and the Blazers a 117-96 defeat at Utah. Portland coach Terry Stotts said whichever team lost this game at least would get another chance right away with the rivals playing twice in a three-day span. The Warriors beat the Blazers 125-97 on Nov. 23 (Nov. 24, PHL time) at Oracle Arena. In his last five games against the Warriors, Lillard has averaged 31 points, shooting 42.4 percent and 38.8 percent on three's. "I represent this city, so when I come here I want to represent myself well. I have a lot of family and friends coming to see me play, so you're excited about that. You've got energy, that's what it is, "Lillard said. "And they've been one of the best teams in the league, so you want to beat them. To do that you've got to put your best foot forward." After the Warriors shot 9-for-36 on three's in the loss to the Lakers — Curry 2-of-8, Durant 3-for-8 and Green 0-of-3 — Golden State was just 13-of-44 with Curry 6-for-15 and Durant 2-of-7. LILLARD'S ORACLE MEMORIES When Lillard was 9 or 10, he came to a Rockets-Warriors game with his brother and lucked into getting to take a shot on the court. "My brother and I were up at our seats and Steve Francis was doing his pregame workout and the ball bounced up and into the stands and I ran down the stairs and got it and I was going to throw it back and he was like, 'No, come shoot it.' And I went on the court and shot a three and airballed. That's the story." He used to walk to the games he lived so close in East Oakland. Lillard clearly had mixed emotions about the Warriors' upcoming move, saying: "You wish it wasn't happening. You know how much it means to the city of Oakland to have something positive happening, especially with the team having so much success right now. ... So it's sad to see them moving on." SELLOUT STREAK Golden State's 311th straight sellout Thursday became a new franchise best, topping a run of 310 consecutive sellouts from March 9, 1989, to April 19, 1996. TIP-INS Trail Blazers: Seth Curry quickly threw up his hand acknowledging his foul on brother Stephen early in the fourth. ... Portland pushed Golden State into nine first-half turnovers while committing just two. ... The Blazers were 21-of-23 on free throws. Warriors: Durant has scored 20 or more points in his last nine games 23-of-24. ... The Warriors dropped to 11-3 at home against the Western Conference. ... Golden State lost by 20-plus points at home twice in the previous six seasons but has done it four times already. UP NEXT Trail Blazers host Warriors on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). The Warriors last played an opponent in two straight regular-season games against the Lakers on Nov. 23-25, 2016......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Damian Lillard’s 3-pointer in OT lifts Blazers over Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. --- Damian Lillard certainly left his mark over the years at Oracle Arena, and again in perhaps his final visit to a building he frequented as an NBA-crazed boy. Lillard hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left in overtime and scored 21 points back home in Oakland, sending the Portland Trail Blazers past the Golden State Warriors 110-109 in a wild one Thursday night. Lillard shot 7 for 20 with friends and family cheering him in the Blazers' final scheduled trip to Oracle Arena before the Warriors move to San Francisco next season. "That's a hell of a way to go out," Lillard said. "We needed this win. It was a big game for us, especially having to play t...Keep on reading: Damian Lillard’s 3-pointer in OT lifts Blazers over Warriors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Sana mag-cooperate sila for my last season -- Rondina

Energizer bunny Sisi Rondina of University of Sto. Tomas is looking at her final dance in the UAAP two months from now. Entering her last year with the Tigresses, the high-leaping, power-smashing senior has one request from her teammates for Season 81: play just like her. “Sana, mahawa ko sila, and sana mag-cooperate sila for my last season,” said Rondina, who recently helped Petron claim its second straight Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference title at the expense of archrival F2 Logistics. In her UAAP career, Rondina has won four of the last five beach volleyball titles including a three-peat in her swan song. But she’s not as lucky in indoor volleyball. The Cebuana star made her mark in the most prestigious collegiate league in the country not only for her superb volleyball skills but also for her aggressiveness, determination, leadership and unquestionable loyalty to the Espana-based squad.  Last year, Rondina vowed that she won’t put UST to shame, which she did. Unfortunately, fate was not as cooperative as the Tigresses lost EJ Laure (shoulder injury) even before the season started, injury woes plagued UST’s campaign and the squad falling short in most of their games including one against cellar-dweller University of the East. The Tigresses also fell to their worst record in almost two decades: a 4-10 win-loss slate at seventh past.        Now looking at a chance for redemption, Rodina hopes that in her last playing year UST will be able to bring back its lost glory. She wants her teammates to see her success in the PSL as an inspiration heading into the UAAP wars. “For me, sana itong natutunan ko sa PSL, sa Petron, mahawa ko yung teammates ko. And sana, itong pagka-panalong ito, sana may nakita 'yung mga teammates ko, na kung paano... I mean, kung ano talaga 'yung, ano 'yung attitude na gusto, 'yung winning (attitude) talaga,” said the open spiker. UST faithful has high expectations this UAAP season with the Tigresses showing great strides during the pre-season after conquering the UniGames and finishing second in the PSL Collegiate Grand Slam. Celebrated rookie Eya Laure will be making her debut alongside young setter Maji Mangulabnan and with returning veterans showing more maturity. UST is a very promising team this season. But the question remains: Will the rest of the Tigresses play in sync with Rondina’s mentality in her farewell tour?   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Harden’s 50-point triple-double lifts Rockets past Lakers

James Harden recorded a 50-point triple-double and came through during a decisive stretch in the fourth quarter to lift the host Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. In what was a signature win for the Rockets, Harden posted 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists to thwart the […] The post Harden’s 50-point triple-double lifts Rockets past Lakers appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Cauley-Stein s putback dunk lifts Kings past Pacers 111-110

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback dunk with 16.1 seconds left and the Sacramento Kings held on to beat the Indiana Pacers 111-110 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Bogdan Bogdanovic had 20 points and Cauley-Stein finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Kings end a four-game losing streak to the Pacers. Buddy Hield added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. Both teams exchanged leads throughout the game until Sacramento closed the fourth quarter on an 8-3 run capped by Cauley-Stein's dunk. Darren Collison made a tiebreaking three-pointer with 1:12 remaining to put Indiana up 110-107. Fox followed with a steal and layup to pull Sacramento within one. After a turnover, Fox missed a short jumper that Cauley-Stein caught and jammed back in for the game-winner. Indiana had multiple chances to win but Bojan Bogdanovic and Collison both missed jumpers in the final 15 seconds. Bojan Bogdanovic had a season-high 27 points for the Pacers. Collison added 11 points and 12 assists. Indiana continues to play without leading scorer Victor Oladipo, who missed his seventh straight game while recovering from a sore right knee. McDermott, Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young scored 14 apiece for Indiana. The Pacers trailed early in the fourth quarter then went ahead after Domantas Sabonis and Doug McDermott combined for 12 consecutive points capped by McDermott's driving layup. Sacramento took over after that and outscored Indiana 8-3 over the final three minutes. TIP-INS Pacers: Former Kings first-round draft pick Tyreke Evans had 12 points and four assists while starting in place of Oladipo. . Indiana hadn't lost to Sacramento since Jan. 23, 2016. . The Pacers had a season-high 24 turnovers, six in the fourth quarter. Kings: Rookie Marvin Bagley III missed his first game of the season because of back spasms. The second overall pick is averaging 13 points and 6.8 rebounds while coming off the bench in Sacramento's first 21 games. . Hield and Iman Shumpert were both called for technical fouls. . Kosta Koufas had seven rebounds in 15 minutes in his return after missing eight games with a calf strain. UP NEXT Pacers: Return to Indiana to host Dallas on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Kings: Begin a four-game road trip at Phoenix on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

PVL: Lady Eagles overpower Perlas Spikers to take Game 2

Ateneo-Motolite finally snapped its head-to-head losing slump over BanKo in a morale-boosting, 25-21, 25-20, 26-24, win that extended their Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference best-of-three semifinals showdown to a decider on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Eagles tied the series, 1-1, and stopped a three-game bleeding over the veteran-laden Perlas Spikers. Game 3 is on Sunday. Backed by a huge crowd that trooped the venue, Ateneo-Motolite dictated the tempo early with aggressive and fast plays while frustrating BanKo with their good floor defense. The Lady Eagles were patient with their set plays and kept the Perlas Spikers working at the net as they unleashed missiles after missiles to keep BanKo at bay. Tied at 22 in the third set, Ateneo-Motolite got the breaks of the game to move at match point following Nicole Tiamzon's back-to-back errors. Tiamzon and Roma Doromal saved two match points but Perlas Spikers setter Fhen Emnas committed a setting error on the next play before Dzi Gervacio's attack was turned back by the two-man wall of Bea De Leon and Kat Tolentino.   "Ang nakita ko sa team ay being courageous," said Ateneo-Motolite coach Oliver Almadro. "Nakita ko sa kanila ang tapang nila today. You know ang kalaban namin ay beterano, wala ng ibang gagawin kundi they will use yung pagiging veteran nila and experience nila against us." "What Im telling my players, ‘no matter what, kahit sinong kaharap, you just have to be brave and courageous in everything you do. And of course have faith in yourself, have faith in God and trust the team, trust each other," he added. Ponggay Gaston led the Lady Eagles' assault with 11 points - all from kills - laced with 10 excellent receptions and six digs. Tolentino had 10 markers off seven kills and three kill blocks while De Leon got eight for Ateneo-Motolite.  The survivor of the series will take on the winner between Creamline and PetroGazz in the other Final Four pairing in the best-of-three championship series starting Wednesday. Gervacio was the only Perlas Spiker in double figures with 14 points while Sue Roces and Tiamzon combined for 17 markers. Kathy Bersola was limited to only six points for BanKo, which committed 25 errors.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Crawfords last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks | Inquirer Sports

Crawfords last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks | Inquirer Sports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Crawford’s last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks

MILWAUKEE --- Jamal Crawford made a jumper with 0.8 seconds left to give the Phoenix Suns a 116-114 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Devin Booker had 29 points, and T.J. Warren 19 for Phoenix. The Suns won for just the second time in their last nine games and ended a six-game losing streak to the Bucks. After Crawford's jumper with Malcolm Brogdon draped on him, the Bucks called a timeout. Khris Middleton, after a quick head fake, made a corner 3 after the buzzer. The call was confirmed after a brief review. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points to lead Milwaukee, and Brogdon added 22 points. The Bucks were coming off a 143-100 home victory over Portland on We...Keep on reading: Crawford’s last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Crawford s last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks, 116-114

By RICH ROVITO,  Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jamal Crawford made a jumper with 0.8 seconds left to give the Phoenix Suns a 116-114 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Devin Booker had 29 points, and T.J. Warren 19 for Phoenix. The Suns won for just the second time in their last nine games and ended a six-game losing streak to the Bucks. After Crawford's jumper with Malcolm Brogdon draped on him, the Bucks called a timeout. Khris Middleton, after a quick head fake, made a corner 3 after the buzzer. The call was confirmed after a brief review. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points to lead Milwaukee, and Brogdon added 22 points. The Bucks were coming off a 143-100 home victory over Portland on Wednesday night. Middleton tied it at 108 on a free throw for Suns coach Igor Kokoskov's technical foul. Antetokounmpo's layup put the Bucks up 110-108. Booker was whistled for a technical foul, and Middleton again converted to put Milwaukee up by three. Brogdon was fouled as he made a driving layup, and his free throw put the Bucks up by six and capped a frantic 14-0 run. A three by Trevor Ariza pulled the Suns within three with about a minute left. Warren's traditional three-point play tied it at 114. After Antetokounmpo's turnover, Phoenix got possession of the ball with 12.2 seconds left, setting up Crawford's winner. TIP-INS Suns: Made 14 of 23 shots (61 percent) in the first quarter. Bucks: G Donte DiVincenzo missed his fourth consecutive game with a left quadriceps strain. "I think he's close to what we had hoped but I don't have an update other than I know he's making progress in the right direction," coach Mike Budenholzer said. UP NEXT Suns: At Detroit on Sunday. Bucks: Host San Antonio on Saturday night to wrap up a six-game homestand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Green lifts Raptors past Magic; Blazers grab lead

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

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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

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McCollum lifts Blazers past Bucks

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Oladipo& rsquo;s clutch triple lifts Pacers past Celtics

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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