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Toledo, Beram add more gold medals for Team PHI

Toledo, Beram add more gold medals for Team PHI.....»»

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England record-scorer Wayne Rooney ends international career

em>By Rob Harris, Associated Press /em> England record-scorer Wayne Rooney retired from international football on Wednesday after spurning an offer to return to the squad. 'I believe now is the time to bow out,' the former England captain said in a statement. 'I will always remain a passionate England fan.' A return to form since leaving Manchester United to go back to Everton in the offseason had seen England coach Gareth Southgate approach Rooney about returning for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. But the 31-year-old striker has decided to focus on his club career, quitting England duty with a record 53 goals in 119 appearances — more than any other outfield player. 'It was great Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches. I really appreciated that,' Rooney said. 'However, having already thought long and hard, I told Gareth that I had now decided to retire for good from international football. 'It is a really tough decision and one I have discussed with my family, my manager at Everton and those closest to me. Playing for England has always been special to me. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me.' Rooney never progressed beyond the quarterfinals of a tournament with England and his struggles on the international stage often saw him cast as the fall guy for his country's inability to come close to adding to its solitary title in the 1966 World Cup. 'One of my very few regrets is not to have been part of a successful England tournament side,' Rooney said. 'Hopefully the exciting players Gareth is bringing through can take that ambition further and I hope everyone will get behind the team. 'One day the dream will come true and I look forward to being there as a fan — or in any capacity.'   .....»»

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Pinoy spikers bow out of semis race

KUALA LUMPUR --- The Philippine national men’s volleyball team kissed its semifinals hopes goodbye after a heartbreaking 21-25, 25-23, 33-35, 21-25, loss to Indonesia Wednesday night in the 29 suth /su Southeast Asian Games volleyball competition here. It was a sorry loss for the Filipinos, who dropped for their second consecutive match, as they bowed of the podium race. After tying the match at two sets apiece, the PHI team came close to claiming the third set with a 24-23 lead only to see the Indonesians comeback. It was a nip and tuck battle from there with Indonesia holding on in the end as the Filipinos crumbled under tremendous pressure. The fourth was also a thrilling race to the finish with the PHI tying the frame at 17. But a costly service error followed by a service ace by the Indonesians shifted the momentum once again. Herschel Ramos tried to keep the PHI afloat, 19-20. The PHI again closed the gap, 20-21, but Indonesia scored three straight points, 24-20, after team captain Johnvic De Guzman sent his service short followed by the Indonesians’ kill block and another attack error by the Filipinos. De Guzman scored an off the block kill to save a match point before Indonesia sealed their semifinals-clinching win with a blinding cross court kill. Indonesia tied Vietnam on top with 2-0 win-loss slate. The two squads will face off on Thursday. The PHI, which opened the tournament with a straight sets loss to semis-bound Vietnam, will close its campaign on Friday against winless East Timor.  PHI also failed to advance in the semifinals two years ago in Singapore, winning only against Malaysia in four sets.  .....»»

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Star burns Phoenix again in latest show of force

The season is almost done and yet Phoenix still can't figure out Star. Re-asserting their mastery, the Hotshots scored another dominant win over the Fuel Masters, this time a 100-81 decision Wednesday at the MOA Arena for the 2017 Governors' Cup. Heading into this outing, Star is 4-0 against Phoenix all season long with the average margin of victories coming in at an incredible 28.5 points per game. With this latest 19-point win, Star moved to 4-0 in the season-ending joust, the last undefeated squad in the 12-team field. After a close first, the Hotshots clamped down on defense in the second, taking the fight out of the Fuel Masters. Star unloaded a mini 7-0 run in the third to take a double-digit lead before eventually leading by as many as 20 points in the fourth period. 'It's a total team effort, I'm very proud of the players the way we played defense. We limited them under 90 points and we prepared hard for this game because we had a 19-day break, medyo mahirap kasi wala kaming competition,' head coach Chito Victolero said. 'Nung second quarter medyo madaming breakdowns sa depensa, they scored 27 points dun sa second quarter. I think naka-recover naman kami sa second half, we adjusted and yun nga, maganda yung depensa, lalo na dun sa import nila,' he added.   .....»»

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KILIG! LizQuen's sour tape candy challenge!

KILIG! LizQuen's sour tape candy challenge!.....»»

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Get to know why Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano are closer than ever

Get to know why Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano are closer than ever.....»»

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Istiklol Dushanbe blanks Ceres, 0-4, in AFC Cup semis

Istiklol Dushanbe blanks Ceres, 0-4, in AFC Cup semis.....»»

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Sonsona, Gervacio banner tennis meet

Sonsona, Gervacio banner tennis meet.....»»

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Sky PPV to reward Floyd fight subscribers

Sky PPV to reward Floyd fight subscribers.....»»

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Lyceum Pirates now learning the value of defense

Lyceum Pirates now learning the value of defense.....»»

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PH retains Gymkhana title

PH retains Gymkhana title.....»»

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Blackwater continues to rise, keeps Alaska winless

Blackwater continues to rise, keeps Alaska winless.....»»

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Heartbreak for PH jins, swimmers in Universiade

Heartbreak for PH jins, swimmers in Universiade.....»»

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3 boxers shoot for SEAG gold

3 boxers shoot for SEAG gold.....»»

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Cray vows to bounce back in Manila games

Cray vows to bounce back in Manila games.....»»

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Standhardinger leads Gilas assault in 98-66 rout of Malaysia

MANILA, Philippines — The Gilas Pilipinas cadets punched their semifinal ticket in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games with a 98-66 win over host Malaysia at the.....»»

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SEA Games medal tally

SEA Games medal tally.....»»

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Gymnasts fail to duplicate feat as Team PH stumbles

Gymnasts fail to duplicate feat as Team PH stumbles.....»»

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Twelve teams banner the inaugural PVL Collegiate Conference

Twelve teams including the NCAA champion Arellano University Lady Chiefs, former UAAP titlist Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles and powerhouse team National University Lady Bulldogs will slug it out in the inaugural staging of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference opening on September 2. The participating teams are divided into two brackets with six squads each in the first round. Group A is composed of Ateneo, San Sebastian College, NU, Lyceum of the Philippines, Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines while bundled in Group B are Arellano U, Jose Rizal University, Technological Institute of the Philippines, San Beda College, Adamson University and former NCAA champion College of St. Benilde. The Lady Bulldogs are still considered as the team to beat after dominating the V-League Collegiate Conference for the past two years but NU is expected to face a tough challenge from the other squads all hungry for glory. LPU will see action in the commercial league organized by Sports Vision for the first time since joining the NCAA. The Lady Pirates last participated in a commercial league back in 2011 in the 8th V-League’s first conference. The Lady Eagles are looking to move on after the departure of top setter Jia Morado and ace hitter Michelle Morente.   FEU will get a chance to test its new system under head coach George Pascua, who replaced Shaq delos Santos after the 79th UAAP season. The Lady Tams will also parade an almost intact lineup led by Jerrili Malabanan, who is coming off a championship run with BaliPure in the Open Conference, and veterans Bernadeth Pons and Toni Basas, who themselves are champions under the Petron banner in another commercial league.         The Lady Chiefs for their part want to use the league as part of their preparation for their NCAA title-retention bid while the other teams are also looking to gain experience and momentum heading into their respective collegiate leagues.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

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Eric Cray vows to avenge setback in 2017 SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR – Eric Shawn Cray was smiling meekly just moments after the men’s 100-meter race late Tuesday night, trying to mask the physical and emotional pain of losing the title of being Southeast Asia’s fastest man to hometown favorite Khairul Hafiz Jantan. “Oh yeah, I was definitely tired,” said Cray, who entered the century dash handicapped by having raced the men’s 400-meter hurdles finals barely over an hour before, narrowly retaining his title by holding off Vietnamese upstart Quach Cong Lich. Still, the Rio Olympic Games veteran wouldn’t back down in his duel with Jantan, who had 20,000 cheering Malaysians supporting him at the massive 87,000-capacity National Stadium inside the KL Sports City. They were neck-and-neck until the last two meters before the Malaysian surged a step ahead, stumbling after crossing the tape to rule the blue-ribbon event in 10.38 seconds, much to the delight of the Malaysian gallery.     “I gave it all I had but he (Jantan) ran a good race,” said the Filipino-American sprinter graciously in defeat after taking the silver in 10.43 seconds, relegating Thai Kritsada Namsuwun to the bronze in a photo-finish. But Cray admitted that had the 400-meter hurdles and 100-meter run been held on different days, he would have definitely given Jantan a run for his money.  “I wish it (the 100 meters) was tomorrow and I could have recovered, and, you know, feel a little better,” added the sprinter, who bared that lactic acid from his three previous races, including the heats, had caused pain throughout his body. “I’m taped everywhere from my lower back all the way down,” he said. Cray, however, refused to dwell on his failure to defend his sprint crown and was determined to redeem himself in the men’s 4x100-meter relays on Friday. “I got something for them (Filipino fans). I’ll recover, come back and we’re gonna chase that gold in the 4x100,” Cray vowed. With the Philippines hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games two years now, he also warned Jantan that their sprint rivalry was far from over. “I’ll definitely back for the 100 in Manila,” Cray said.      .....»»

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