Fajardo wants payback vs Magnolia for past finals heartbreak: Pinaiyak nila ako

MANILA, Philippines – Five years later, June Mar Fajardo will get a chance at payback against the team that broke his heart in his first championship series.  Fajardo still remembers the agony when the San Miguel Beermen, then known as Petron Blaze Boosters, lost the 2013 Governors' Cup title to the Magnolia Hotshots, the former San Mig Super Coffee Mixers .  The frustration caused by the loss was so ........»»

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Cargo Movers peaking at right time, says coach

MANILA, Philippines – Import Kennedy Bryan rode the bench when F2 Logistics creamed Generika-Ayala, 25-18, 25-16, 25-12, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Super.....»»

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DOC VOLLEYBALL: Out-serving the Competition

In what turned out to be another too-close-to-call five-set thriller between the DLSU Lady Spikers and FEU Tamaraws, both teams duked it out to claim the top spot, which was crucial in cementing a good position for the Final Four moving forward. Being the top two teams in the serving department, both DLSU and FEU relied heavily on their service prowess to edge out each other. On one hand, the Lady Spikers needed to challenge the passers of FEU as the latter’s bread and butter attack is the combination x-play while FEU needed to ensure that they're serving tough enough to prevent Queen Spiker Majoy Baron from winding up for the quick attack, which is one of the defending champion’s strongest suit. Both team’s serving performance was perhaps the best determining factor in the scoring trend for each set. Just by looking at the serve performance, the outcome of the game could be relatively easy to predict. Set 1: DLSU 25 - FEU 17 DLSU took command of the first set coming off strong with aggressive services from Des Cheng early on. Her low and flat jump floaters ensured that FEU was not able to execute the combination play early on. The Lady Spikers took full command of the set when Queen Spiker Majoy Baron ran a nine consecutive serving stint with four disrupting FEU’s attack pattern. DLSU had a 96% serving efficiency with only 1 error out of 24 attempts. On the other hand, FEU started slow with their serving game gaining ground only with services from Jerrili Malabanan and Chin Basas midway. FEU had a respectable 86% efficiency with 3 errors out of 17 attempts. Set 2: FEU 25 - DLSU 21 The second set was too close to call as both teams were neck and neck in tying the set as well as several lead changes. The trend of the set was consistent with their serving pattern as both DLSU and FEU tallied a remarkable serving efficiency of 90% and 88%, respectively. What FEU did better however was they had a higher percentage of excellent serves at 46% compared to DLSU’s 39%. This goes to show that despite the almost similar efficiency, FEU had better quality or excellent serves that either resulted to aces or disruption of DLSU’s attack pattern. Set 3: FEU 25 - DLSU 16 In the third set, DLSU came out strong with the usual suspect Baron forcing FEU to do broken plays with her services. It was not until Basas made a series of aggressive serves midway where FEU started to take a commanding lead. Despite a couple of service errors early on, the Lady Tamaraws ensured consistent tough serving towards the end with a couple of aces in between. FEU tallied an 88% serving efficiency with a whopping 50% excellent serves out of 24 attempts whereas DLSU had an efficiency of 82% with an unusal 35% excellent serves out of a relatively lower 17 attempts. In line with that, FEU had a total of two service aces while DLSU had none. Set 4: DLSU 25 - FEU 20 The fourth set was a reflection of the second set, but in the favor DLSU. Both teams once again had commendable serving efficiency with DLSU at 88% and with FEU at 90%. The difference however was once again with the quality of serves. The Lady Spikers had a solid 12 excellent serves out of 24 attempts (50%) while the Lady Tamaraws showed less aggressive serving at eight excellent serves out of 21 attempts (38%). It has to be noted as well that FEU’s excellent services were during the early parts of the fourth set when they were neck and neck with DLSU. Set 5: DLSU 15 - FEU 5 Though it seemed to be a tight match by the fifth set started, DLSU came out strong with Mich Cobb at the service line to quell FEU’s hopes of exacting their revenge. Though both teams were immaculate with their efficiency, the Lady Spikers were able to limit the Lady Tamaraws to just five service attempts throughout the set. In addition, DLSU had 11 excellent services out of 15 attempts with much credit to Cobb and Baron splitting almost all the services all throughout. Serving 101 With three of the best serving teams (DLSU, FEU, ADMU) currently on the upper half of the league, the serve is a reliable indicator of how good a team is performing. Unlike any other aspect of the sport, the serve is the only skill where the outcome is determined by the player alone. The goal of the serve can be simplified into two simple keys. The serve aims to either get quick points through aces or get the opposing team out of system. In addition, especially in top level of play where teams do intensive scouting, teams set up reception patterns based on the strongest servers of their opponents. In the league right now, two types of serves predominate which are the standing float and jump float. Regardless if jumping or standing, the goal of the serve and more importantly, the mechanics by which a good serve is achieved remains the same. A good floater starts with the point of contact. To ensure that the flight of the ball will be flat, the contact should be right smack at the middle of the ball. Since the ball utilized in the league (dimpled Mikasa) is designed to float and fall fast, minimizing the height of the serve to around 2 feet above the tape ensures that the physics of the ball is being used to the advantage. A low and flat serve also diminishes the time for the opposing passer to track the ball, shuffle step to location, and establish a platform. Lastly, the location of the target is equally important as serving into either zone 5 or zone 1 ensures that either the middles mess up their approach or the setter gets blind sided in setting up the play. Perhaps the best example of good serving throughout the game is from Majoy Baron who had a good share of consecutive excellent services and aces. Baron goes up for a jump float to get a decent initial height and contacts the ball right at the center for a flat trajectory. With the ball just within a foot above the net, her services limited the time for FEU’s passers to establish a solid passing form in a good number of attempt. In addition, she was able to target zone 5 consistently ensuring that FEU’s middles not being able to approach consistently.      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports21 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Ryza, Mikhail win big in Osaka

  First time's the charm for actress Ryza Cenon. Much to her amazement, Ryza bagged the Yakushi Pearl Award for best performer for her work in Sigrid Andrea Bernardo's "Mr. and Mrs. Cruz" at the 13th Osaka Asian Film Festival, held in Japan over the weekend. For his part, filmmaker Mikhail Red scored the most promising talent (best director) honor for "Neomanila." "It's overwhelming," Ryza, who traveled to Japan for the event, told the Inquirer via Facebook Messenger on Saturday. "It's my first time to attend an international film festival. So I feel super grateful and blessed that we won." Hours after the ceremony, she was still on cloud nine, she admitted. "Until n...Keep on reading: Ryza, Mikhail win big in Osaka.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 20th, 2018Related News

Bad game in NLEX’s semis exit like ‘deep cut’ for Kiefer Ravena

Kiefer Ravena's first semifinals stint didn't end like it started as NLEX bowed out of the2018 PBA Philippine Cup after 89-96 Game 6 defeat on Tuesday. But rather than dwell on subpar showing in the crucial Game 6, the super rookie is sure to use the failure as a motivation in his young professional career. "Bad game, but it keeps me hungrier. It's something that is a deep cut," he said after being held to just nine points on a 3-of-17 shooting from the field in the loss. "(Assistant) coach Sandy told me that this is something that I can't just forget." Ravena gave credit to the Hotshots' defense, admitting it really threw NLEX's groove into disarray as the team shot just 41...Keep on reading: Bad game in NLEX’s semis exit like ‘deep cut’ for Kiefer Ravena.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 20th, 2018Related News

Vigan City all set for Palarong Pambansa in April

Vigan City is ready to roll out the red carpet for the more than 15,000 delegates from the country’s 17 regions expected to converge in the Ilocos Sur capital for this year’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa next month. Department of Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali made the pronouncement on behalf of the provincial government after personally inspecting the different venues where the various sports events for the April 15-21 meet will be held. “Vigan is definitely ready. The province hosted a regional qualifier of the Batang Pinoy last year and that shows its readiness to stage such big multi-sports event such as the Palaro,” said Umali during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Tapa King Restaurant at Farmers Market in Cubao on Tuesday. “We had our final technical conference meeting a couple of weeks ago para tingnan sa huling pagkakataon yung preparation ng lalawigan. And no doubt, the facilities are of international standards. Handang-handa na sila,” said the Deped official. “Overall, I would say Vigan, Ilocos Sur is definitely ready.” Umali said DepEd expects the official athlete-delegates to be at around 12,000 competing in 21 regular sports events featured in the secondary level and 15 in the elementary side of the event for student-athletes 18-year-old-and-below. Perennial champion National Capital Region is again favored to win the overall title this year, although Umali noted the emerging rivalry between Calabarzon/Southern Tagalog and Western Visayas regions, which engaged in a close-battle for runner-up finish in the 2017 edition of the annual event held in Antique. In addition, Negros Island Region, which placed fourth last year, has now been made part of Regions 6 (Negros Occidental - Western Visayas) and 7 (Negros Oriental - Central Visayas). “So we’ll have to see ano ang effect pag ibinalik ulit as Regions 6 and 7 yung Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental,” added Umali in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. DepEd will continue to hold the demo sports of pencak silat, aero gymnastics, and dance sports, the same thing with the special Para events in aquatics, track and field, bocce, and goal ball. Being summer season, Umali said the Palaro will observe the same practice of not holding games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “All games to be held during that time are indoor events,” said the government official. There will also be water dispensers stationed at the different sports venues for both athletes and officials, medical ambulances, doctors, and nurses are also on standby in both the playing court and billeting quarters, as well as police personnel. Umali also said the host province will be providing transportation unit for those coming from the Visayas and Mindanao regions which will carry them all the way to Vigan. “This is the first time the host LGU will shoulder transportation means or cost by providing buses to our athletes from Mindanao and the Visayas coming from a drop-off point lang. And lahat sila dadalhin sa Vigan, Ilocos Sur ng libre,” he said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 20th, 2018Related News

Ebondo-less CEU rallies by Wangs-Letran

Judel Fuentes emerged as the hero for Centro Escolar University as it knocked off Wangs Basketball-Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 79-75, in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City. Keanu Caballero found an open Fuentes on the left corner as the forward drained the go-ahead three with 2.9 seconds remaining to give the Scorpions a 78-75 lead to douse the fightback from the Couriers. Bong Quinto then turned the ball over on his inbound pass on the other end before Caballero put the icing on the cake with a split from the charity stripe. “Ang sabi ko lang kay Keanu, create. When you drive, look for the open man and exactly in the right timing, na-open si Judel,” said coach Yong Garcia. Orlan Wamar topscored for CEU 26 points as he shot 8-of-18 from downtown, including the game-tying triple in the last 1:27 to tie the game at 75. Mishaal Veron contributed 13 markers and eight rebounds while Oliver Arim had 13 points, six boards, and two assists as the Scorpions weathered the absence of Congolese big man Rod Ebondo who is still nursing a back injury. “I challenged my players. Sabi ko sa kanila, this is your time to step up and time to shine. Masaya naman ako na nagrespond sila,” said Garcia. CEU kept itself composed in the end game despite losing an early 17-point lead, 36-19, early in the second period. The Scorpions once again seized solo top spot at 8-2, moving a win away from clinching an outright semifinals berth. Jerrick Balanza poured 25 points on a 10-of-14 shooting from the field for Wangs Basketball-Letran, and Quinto got 16 markers and 14 boards in the defeat. The Couriers dropped to a three-way tie for fifth place at 5-4 with Gamboa-St. Clare and Zark’s-Lyceum. BOX SCORES CEU 79 — Wamar 26, Arim 13, Veron 13, Manlangit 7, Guinitaran 6, Caballero 5, Fuentes 5, Cruz 4, Aquino 0, Chan 0, Opiso 0, Saber 0, Uri 0. WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 75 — Balanza 25, Quinto 16, Muyang 13, Calvo 9, Ambohot 4, Fajarito 4, Publico 4, Balagasay 0, Batiller 0, Mandreza 0, Taladua 0, Yu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-12, 45-32, 59-59, 79-75......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 20th, 2018Related News

Vivo Reveals AI-Powered Super HDR

Shenzhen, China, 13 March 2018 – Vivo recently announced its cutting-edge, AI-powered Super HDR at a media event in China. Following the previous breakthrough success in backlit photography, Vivo is taking mobile photography to new heights with Super HDR’s auto scene detection to produce clearer photos, better colors, more details and better tones......»»

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Magnolia’s Ramos shakes off early struggles with big 2nd half

ANTIPOLO --- Aldrech Ramos' offensive struggles didn't encourage him from shooting and helping Magnolia to beat NLEX in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Sunday night. Ramos was off the mark early but the veteran forward kept playing his game and his efforts paid off in the second half, where he poured in all of his 15 points, including a crucial triple that capped off the Hotshots' 16-4 run with 5:59 remaining. And for Ramos, his turnaround in the last two quarters all boiled down to confidence. "The coaches reminded me to be confident and not hesitate when I have the ball. As a player, that's really a big morale boost especially that it came from your coa...Keep on reading: Magnolia’s Ramos shakes off early struggles with big 2nd half.....»»

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WATCH: UE libero Kath Arado shows heart, stands up seconds after injury scare

It was a scary moment for both University of the East players and fans alike when libero Kath Arado crumpled to the floor after failing to save a wayward ball against Adamson University late in the second set of their clash in the UAAP season 80 women's volleyball tournament. The 19-year-old volleybelle stayed on the ground for a few seconds before UE's physical therapist, head coach Rod Roque, and her teammates stood close by to see how she is doing. "Kaya pa?" the PT is heard in the TV broadcast, surveying the injured defensive specialist, who had both hands covering her face. Fighting off tears, Arado showed just why she remains as one of the UAAP's best. The heart of Kath Arado 🙏 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 18, 2018 Staying true to the Lady Warriors' monicker, Arado, who has been instrumental in UE's two-game winning streak, and was named UAAP Player of the Week, she shook off the pain and stood up to return in position. Kath Arado, ladies and gentlemen! 🙏 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 18, 2018 UE went on to drop the second set against Adamson, 11-25, but Arado is still on the court as of press time in Set 3. The Match is tied at 1-1 after the Lady Warriors took Set 1, 25-19......»»

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Ateneo sweeps NU for 6th win in 7 games

Ateneo made a huge jump in the upper half of the standings after taking down National University, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Lady Eagles, who've won six of their last seven games, moved from fourth to a triple tie at second place with idle Far Eastern University and the Lady Bulldogs, who all own similar 6-3 slates. Bea De Leon was a one-woman wall for the Lady Eagles when she sent the ball back to NU three times in Ateneo's last five points. De Leon first denied Jaja Santiago for the Lady Eagles' 21-17 lead before making another block, this time against Audrey Paran, to make it, 24-17. ...Keep on reading: Ateneo sweeps NU for 6th win in 7 games.....»»

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Victolero rues Magnolia s bad third-quarter start in Game 4 loss

Game 4 was another grinding contest between NLEX and Magnolia, until it wasn't. The Road Warrios scored 14 straight points to start the second half Friday at MOA, turning a 41-39 lead into a 55-39 advantage. NLEX never looked back and was able to tie the best-of-7 series at two games each. "Bad start kami nung third eh," head coach Chito Victolero said. "Kumbaga bago kami lumabas ng dugout, yun yung reminders ko sa mga bata e, na we need to start strong in the third e. If we want to win this game, nasa third quarter yung result kung ano yung gusto naming mangyari. Yun nga, mas ready yung NLEX," he added. Ultimately, the second-year Magnolia mentor said that his team was simply outplayed by a more desparate team. Now, the focus shifts to a more crucial Game 5 with series control hanging in the balance anew. "I think mas gusto nila manalo ngayon so we'll just try to adjust sa mga kailangan naming i-adjust," Victolero said of NLEX. "And then we need to be aggressive next time, mas agresibo, mas mataas yung energy. And it's down to a best-of-3 series. It's anybody's ball game, sabi nga nila. I think kailangan lang namin mag-ready. Tomorrow siguro we just have to review yung tapes, kung ano yung pwede namin iadjust yung both ends," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Super Princess wins by 16 shots - Philippine Star

Super Princess wins by 16 shots - Philippine Star.....»»

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Japanese bemused by Trump bowling ball car test claim

Japanese bemused by Trump bowling ball car test claim.....»»

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Janet Lim-Napoles placed under DOJ’s witness protection program

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles has been placed under the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) Witness Protection Program (WPP), Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II revealed in a radio interview on Friday, March 16, with DZBB Super Radyo. Ms. Lim-Napoles, along with several other high ranking government officials, is allegedly involved in the misuse […] The post Janet Lim-Napoles placed under DOJ’s witness protection program appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Janet Lim-Napoles placed under DOJ’s witness protection program

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles has been placed under the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) Witness Protection Program (WPP), Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II revealed in a radio interview on Friday, March 16, with DZBB Super Radyo. Ms. Lim-Napoles, along with several other high ranking government officials, is allegedly involved in the misuse… link: Janet Lim-Napoles placed under DOJ’s witness protection program.....»»

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Ancajas vs Sultan title fight postponed

MANILA, Philippines – The historic all-Filipino world title showdown between IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and mandatory challenger Jonas Sulta.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 15th, 2018Related News

Ancajas-Sultan title bout postponed to a later date

Fans will have to wait a bit longer to see some Filipino boxing history, as the highly-anticipated IBF Super Flyweight title bout between champion Jerwin 'Pretty Boy' Ancajas and challenger Jonas 'Zorro' Sultan has been postponed to a later date.  Originally set for April 14th in Las Vegas, the delay comes after the supposed headliner of the card, a WBO Welterweight world title bout between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford has also been postponed due to Crawford injuring his hand.  "He hurt his hand hitting a guy on top of the head gear," Arum said via Dan Rafael of "We've gotten him treated by the best hand doctors. He had an MRI, and there is no ligament tear, thank God. The doctor prescribed two weeks of rest, and then he should be ready to go. We'll put the fight sometime in late May or early June, but that depends on how Terence's hand is feeling." As for the Ancajas-Sultan bout, Arum said that it could remain on the undercard of the Horn-Crawford bout, or it could end up on the undercard of the recently-announced Jorge Linares-Vasyl Lomachenko card for May 12th in New York.  This will be Ancajas' fifth defense of his IBF 115-pound title, while Sultan earned mandatory challenger status after outpointing former two-division champion Johnriel Casimero in a title eliminator bout in Cebu back in 2017. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 15th, 2018Related News

Ganuelas-Rosser does best Ross impression in Game 4 win

With Chris Ross bothered by an injury, San Miguel inserted Matt Ganuelas-Rosser into the starting lineup for Game 4 against Brgy. Ginebra Thursday. And Ganuelas-Rosser did his best Ross impression, finishing with 12 points on 83 percent shooting on top of six rebounds and nine assists. "Coming in, we knew Chris wasn't 100 percent so you know, the good thing about this team is it's next man up. My whole team gave me confidence to step up so I just stepped up my game," Ganuelas-Rosser said. "Thankfully it was good enough for us to get a win," he added. More than his efficient day from the field, it was MGR's playmaking that gave the Beermen some much-needed lift as Ross played limited minutes. "We were making shots. And that's always been part of my game, to move the ball. Today for sure, with Ross not out there, I wanted to step up in that department and just keep the ball moving," he said. Now up 3-1 in the best-of-7, Ganuelas-Rosser says it's time for the Beermen to finish things off and not let the Beermen spark a Never Say Die comeback. "Our mentality is to just come out and play hard and not to let them get a chance," he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 15th, 2018Related News

DoTr clears NAIA ‘super consortium’s proposal for evaluation

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has completed the evaluation of the bid of the “super consortium” of conglomerates to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the group said. In a statement, the “super consortium” said that the DoTr sent a letter which declared the proposal of the consortium of seven conglomerates to improve and […] The post DoTr clears NAIA ‘super consortium’s proposal for evaluation appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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