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Nantes fans chant non-stop in emotional tribute to Sala

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press Nantes fans showed their devotion to missing Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, chanting his name non-stop during an emotional home game against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday. In the first match for Nantes since Sala's disappearance on Jan. 21, the referee also halted play after nine minutes so the crowd could applaud him and chant his name over and over again. "It was a very special night, we played more for him than for us," Nantes defender Diego Carlos said after the 1-1 draw. "We gave everything for him." Fans broke out into long and sustained chants of "Emiliano Sala, Emiliano Sala, Emiliano, Emiliano, Emiliano Sala" around the stadium when the referee paused the match for more than one minute. The former Nantes striker, who wore the No. 9 shirt, has been missing since a plane transporting him to the Welsh city of Cardiff went off the radar. Sala had just been signed by Premier League club Cardiff for a club-record fee. The fans repeated his name, loud and unrelenting, after the break. This time it was a slower, more poignant refrain of "La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, Em-il-ia-no Sa-la" as Nantes fans showed they will never forget him. Nor will the players. Moments after he equalized for Nantes in the 70th minute, Nantes striker Majeed Waris dropped to his knees in front of the home fans and raised his shirt over his head to show Sala's name on the t-shirt underneath. Remy Cabella put Saint-Etienne ahead in the 58th, but modestly celebrated his goal by raising his arm before lowering it quickly. "It would have been disrespectful to celebrate," Cabella said. "No one would have." Both sides had a player sent off at the end of the first half. Emotions ran high beforehand, with players warming up wearing t-shirts with "On T'aime Emi" (We Love You Emi) written on the back and the player's photo on the front. A giant picture of Sala was projected onto the center circle and a huge Argentine flag was unfurled in the crowd. The whole Nantes squad formed a circle moments before the match started as coach Vahid Halilhodzic spoke to the players. Nantes players wore Sala's name on the back of their shirts when the game kicked off at Stade de la Beaujoire. Saint-Etienne also paid their tributes. Sala's former Nantes teammate Yacine Bammou, who now plays for Caen and was close to Sala, was present in the stadium and television images showed him in tears before the game started. Earlier Wednesday, accident investigators said two seat cushions have been found which are likely to have come from the plane carrying him and the pilot. They are the first traces of the plane to be found since it disappeared over the English Channel. Sala and had gone back to France to say goodbye to his former Nantes teammates and then took a flight back in the evening. Sala had been in the best form of his career , netting 12 league goals in 19 games for Nantes this season. He had a strong working relationship with Halilhodzic, one of the best strikers in Nantes history. The search for Sala and the pilot was called off after a three-day air-and-sea operation near the Channel Islands failed to locate the aircraft, leading to criticism — including from Halilhodzic — and prompting Sala's family to raise money for a private search. Now, British authorities say French counterparts found parts of two seat cushions on a beach near Surtainville in northwest France and a vessel has been commissioned to conduct a search of the seabed starting this weekend. In Wednesday's other match, South Africa striker Lebo Mothiba scored twice as Strasbourg beat Bordeaux 3-2 at home to reach the League Cup final. Strasbourg will play Guingamp on March 30......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 31st, 2019Related News

Fil-Am Remy Martin drops double-double, insane dunk in Arizona State win

Filipino-American point guard Remy Martin dropped 15 points, a career-high 11 assists, and punctuated his performance with a sensational slam dunk to help Arizona State defeat UCLA, 84-73 Friday afternoon (Manila time) at Pauley Pavilion. The sophomore playmaker, who was back as a starter, put a premium on distributing the ball in the earlygoings, tallying eight dimes in the first half alone, before dropping 13 of his 15 markers in the second half to lead the Sun Devils to their third straight victory. The 5-foot-11 point guard also delivered a contested rim-rattling slam to make the victory even sweeter. In @SunDevilHoops' win over UCLA, Remy Martin had: 1️⃣5️⃣ points 1️⃣1️⃣ assists 1️⃣ insane dunk pic.twitter.com/CbcFQHoLBy — Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) January 25, 2019 Arizona State rookie Luguentz Dort dropped 16 points, while senior forward Zylan Cheatham had just 9 markers, but brought down 20 rebounds to backstop Martin. With the win, the Sun Devils improve to a 14-5 win-loss card, and a 5-2 record in the Pac-12 Conference. Jaylen Hands and Kris Wilkes led the way with 15 points apiece for the Bruins, who have lost their third straight game......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 25th, 2019Related News

Canino, Laure lead young bloods in national pool tryout

Promising young talents Angel Canino of UAAP high school champion De La Salle-Zobel and Eya Laure of University of Sto. Tomas led a good turnout of national women’s volleyball team hopefuls Thursday in the first day of tryouts at the Arellano University gym in Taft Avenue.    A total of 39 volleybelles heeded the call of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. for a two-day expansion tryouts for the national women’s senior and U-23 pool. Canino and Laure were among the young bloods who tried their luck to land a spot in the national squad that will participate in a number of major international competitions including the Asian U-23 Championships in Hanoi, Vietnam in July and the Southeast Asian Games that the country will host in November.   “Magiging maganda ang tryout kasi maraming mga batang dumating na competitive. Isa sa target namin dito ay sa U-23 yung mga magfi-fit doon and then mayroon din kaming nakikitang mga bata na pwedeng maging future sa national team,” said national team coach Shaq Delos Santos. Canino, the reigning UAAP Girls MVP, will try her luck to represent the country for the first time while Laure hopes to make the cut for another tour of duty after suiting up for the juniors team. Present in the tryouts were seniors mainstays Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Mika Reyes, Jia Morado, Denden Lazaro, Risa Sato, Jema Galanza, Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Remy Palma, Mylene Paat, Kim Kianna Dy, Cha Cruz, Ces Molina, Kim Fajardo and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas. Also in attendance were Kyla Atienza, Kalei Mau, Ria Meneses, Jannine Navarro, Jerrili Malabanan, Celine Domingo, Heather Guino-o, Me-Anne Mendrez, Judith Abil, Kat Arado, Buding Duremdes and Thea Malaluan.   (To be updated).....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2019Related News

Barefield tops Martin, but both shine in clash of Fil-Ams in US NCAA

Sedrick Barefield and Remy Martin led the way for their respective squads in a clash between promising Filipino-Americans in the US NCAA men's basketball tournament. Barefield tallied a game-high 24 points to go long with six assists and four rebounds to lead the Utah Utes to a sensational come-from-behind 96-86 win against Martin and the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona. Martin, a member of the vaunted '23-for-23' pool that is set to represent the Philippines in the 2023 World Cup in Manila, led the Sun Devils with a team-high 22 points and six assists in the losing effort. The Utes came from as much as 17 points down, using a sizzling 50-21 run 16 minutes to take stun the Sun Devils, who recently won a stunner of their own by way of a win against the ertswhile top-ranked team in Kansas. This wasn't the first time the two squads and Fil-Ams faced off. January 26 of last year, Barefield came up clutch in what was another close game, knocking down a booming triple and a clutch free throw to help Utah top Martin and Arizona State......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 5th, 2019Related News

It takes a century to make this drink

THERE have been just a handful of “cellar masters” who have created Remy Martin’s Louis XIII, the liquor Paul-Emile Remy Martin began to make in 1874, and which was named to honor French king. Cellar masters are tasked to choose the best eaux-de-vie, or “water of life,” the selection of blends from which to create a Louis XIII. To do this, they must sift through an extensive range of choices, sampling the various eaux-de-vie produced by winegrowers and distillers around Grande Champagne in Cognac each year, and setting aside those which they deem as having the best potential for aging......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 26th, 2018Related News

Remy Martin to the rescue as Arizona State stuns top-ranked Kansas

Filipino-American guard Remy Martin knocked down the biggest shot in one of the Arizona State program's biggest victories in NCAA men's basketball as the No. 18 Sun Devils defeated No. 1-ranked Kansas, 80-76 at home, Sunday Manila time. Martin poured in 10 points, none bigger than his go-ahead jumper with under one minute to go to break the 76-all deadlock, to go along with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. This is what we'd like to call a Self-check. 😏@SunDevilHoops made HUGE plays down the stretch to hand No. 1 Kansas its first loss of the season. pic.twitter.com/uPb4c21LOJ — Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) December 23, 2018 Sun Devils guard Rob Edwards had 15 points off the bench to lead the balanced Arizona State offense, which had five players in double figures as they hand the Jayhawks their first road game loss.  Martin, a sophomore guard for Arizona State, is part of Gilas Pilipinas' vaunted '23-for-23' program, a pool of young cagers who are set to represent the Philippines in the upcoming 2023 FIBA World Cup in Manila. Kansas started off strong, taking the 39-31 lead after the first half, before Arizona State rode the wave of its strong crowd in the second half, outscoring the Jayhakws, 49-37 for the victory. Junior forward Dedric Lawson led the Jayhawks with a 30-point, 14-rebound double-double effort in the loss......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 23rd, 2018Related News

Man shredded by PNR train

A construction worker was decapitated by a passing train as he was crossing the railroad track yesterday morning near the Beata station of the Philippine National Railway (PNR) in Pandacan, Manila. Police identified the victim as Remy Orlino, about 55 years old, said to be a lead man of construction giant DM Consunji, Inc. and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 20th, 2018Related News

Man dies after getting hit by PNR train

MANILA, Philippines – A man died after getting hit by a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train early Wednesday, December 19. According to PNR's incident report, train officials identified the man as Remy Orlino, a resident of Masumbong town in Zambales. He was sideswiped by a northbound train at 6:20 am, around ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 19th, 2018Related News

Petron closes in on duplicating historic feat

Games Tuesday: (Mall of Asia Arena) 4:15 p.m. – La Salle-Dasmarinas vs CSA 7:00 p.m. – Petron vs F2 Logistics   The deadly form that made Petron the most successful club team in the country was in full display when it crushed F2 Logistics, 25-23, 25-12, 25-17, in Game 1 of their Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals series Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. But for head coach Shaq Delos Santos, the battle is still far from over. Delos Santos said celebration is not yet on their minds as they expect a furious fightback from the Cargo Movers in Game 2 of this prestigious women’s club tourney Tuesday at the same venue. He said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus is the best in the business in tweaking his gameplan so he expects Game 2 to be another thrilling showcase of high-flying attacks, great defense and nail-biting rallies from both sides. "Kami, think magandang pahinga, recovery, aral uli, pag-aralan namin sila ulit (sila). Siyempre for sure all out sila pero siyempre kami ready para dun,” said Delos Santos, whose wards moved a win shy of sweeping this tourney. Delos Santos sure knows what he’s talking about. In the Grand Prix last year, the Blaze Spikers hammered a convincing Game 1 win, thanks to the firepower of imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley as well as local stars Frances Molina, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Mika Reyes. But the Cargo Movers refused to quit. De Jesus shocked his counterpart when he pulled veteran Cha Cruz from the bench to serve as the starting spiker while moving American Kennedy Bryan back to her original position at the opposite spot. The gamble paid a handsome reward when the Cargo Movers crawled back from a 0-2 set lead all the way to a masterful Game 2 victory. Then, they went for the kill in Game 3 to formally clinch the title of this highly competitive tourney. Delos Santos stressed that de Jesus -- an 11-time champion coach for De La Salle University in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines who also has three crowns in the PSL – won’t simply give up.    "Kilala namin sila alam namin trabaho ni coach Ramil especially sa ganyang sitwasyon pero mas magtatrabaho kami this time," said Delos Santos, who drew firepower from bench player Sisi Rondina and former Far Eastern University stars Bernadeth Pons and Remy Palma in Game 1. Rondina delivered 12 points while Pons and Palma chipped in 10 and nine hits, respectively, for the Blaze Spikers, who are on the verge of duplicating a golden sweep of the conference they first achieved three years ago.          .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 16th, 2018Related News

Petron remains unbeaten

Defending champion Petron kept its immaculate slate intact after clobbering Sta. Lucia, 25-18, 27-25, 25-17, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Caloocan Sports Complex.   Veteran Aiza Maizo-Pontillas carried the fight for the Blaze Spikers, who won an eighth straight match.   Earlier, University of the East dominated De La Salle-Dasmarinas, 25-11, 26-24, 25-13, while University of the Philippines ripped Far Eastern University, 25-20, 25-15, 25-19.   Maizo-Pontillas tallied 13 points while Remy Palma had 11 for Petron.  ...Keep on reading: Petron remains unbeaten.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 24th, 2018Related News

23 for 23 Gilas cadets AJ Edu, Remy Martin shine in early US NCAA action

Gilas Pilipinas cadets AJ Edu and Remy Martin showed off their wares in the early goings of the US National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament.  After the first week of action, the Filipino-Nigerian Edu and the Fil-American Martin have each played two solid games for the University of Toledo and Arizona State University, respectively. Edu is norming a respectable 6 points, 5.5 rebounds, in 14.5 minutes off the bench in his first couple of games for the Rockets as a rookie. The 6'10" Edu came off the bench for the Rockets in his debut, scoring three points and grabbing two rebounds in just 10 minutes of action in Toledo's close 87-86 win over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. In his second game, the 18-year-old big man was more impactful, coming off the bench to flirt with a double-double, going for 9 points and 9 rebounds in 19 minutes in the Rockets' dominant 99-58 win over the Wilberforce Bulldogs. Martin, meanwhile is coming off a successful rookie year with the Sun Devils where he was recognized as the Pac-12 Co-Sixth Man of the Year. The six-foot point guard has been entrusted more minutes in his sophomore season, and he has been producing in Arizona State's first two matches, averaging 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists per game in a little over 29 minutes of action. Martin came off the bench in the Sun Devils' first game, filling up the stat sheet with 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in 31 minutes as Arizona State survived Cal State Fullerton in double overtime, 102-94.  Remy then started for the Sun Devils in their resounding 80-52 win against McNeese State. He dropped 6 points, 5 assists, and grabbed 3 rebounds in 28 minutes. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Foton, Petron, F2 Logistics share top spot

F2 Logistics and Foton sustained their blazing starts as they clobbered their respective foes in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Cargo Movers crushed Sta. Lucia, 25-19, 25-20, 25-18, while the Tornadoes devastated Cignal, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, to clinch their second straight victory in as many outings. They were joined at the top spot by Petron after the Blaze Spikers defeated Generika-Ayala, 25-18, 25-22, 25-13. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas finished with 11 points while Remy Palma added nine for Petron, which sent the Lifesavers to their second loss in as many games. Meanwhile, Majoy Baron led the charge with 14 points and added seven digs, while former Most Valuable Player awardee Ara Galang and Kianna Dy chipped in 12 markers apiece for the Cargo Movers, who came up with a fitting follow-up to their impressive win over the HD Spikers in the opener. But F2 Logistics head coach Ramil de Jesus remains far from satisfied.  “We often start slow, especially whenever we play against opponents who just came from a tough loss,” said de Jesus, noting that they are still searching for their killer instinct. “We should get away with it because it gives momentum to other team. We have to be at our best from start to finish regardless of whom we are facing.” CJ Rosario delivered 13 kills, two blocks and two aces to finish with 17 points while Mina Aganon tallied 14 hits for Foton, which hardly missed the presence of towering frontliners Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat. Santiago and Manabat opted to sit out the season-ending conference to see action in the prestigious V.Premier League of Japan. Foton head coach Aaron Velez stressed that they remain a work in progress. "I think we were able to get back to our system,” said Velez, who took the helm from John Abella in the off-season. “We're still trying to figure out how to be consistent. But, I also think were able to tap our energy and momentum down the stretch.” Velez said they made some changes in their position to thwart the vaunted defense of the HD Spikers. "We were always training in the match,” said Velez, who also drew solid performance from new recruits Arianne Layug and Shaya Adorador that gave Ateneo de Manila ace blocker Bea de Leon the luxury of seeing limited minutes. “We wanted to win this one very badly so I thought of a plan in which we can take advantage of our positions and turn the game around. Fortunately, it worked.”  Rachel Anne Daquis, the newly-crowned league ambassador, sizzled with game-high 21 points laced with 13 digs while national team stalwart Mylene Paat added 17 hits for the HD Spikers, who suffered their second setback in three games. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 6th, 2018Related News

Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne celebrate Summer Jam’s 25th year

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) --- Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill helped the famed Summer Jam music event celebrate its 25th anniversary with jam-packed performances. Remy Ma, Tory Lanez and BBD also worked the stage Sunday for the feverish audience at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The event's highlight was the battle between producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, who went back-and-forth with hits they've produced for others --- from Jay-Z's "Jigga My..." and DMX's "Ruff Ryders Anthem" to Missy Elliott's "Work It" and Beyonce's "Drunk In Love". Lamar performed his well-known hits such as "Humble" and "Don't Kill My Vibe";...Keep on reading: Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne celebrate Summer Jam’s 25th year.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 11th, 2018Related News

Rain helps Campbell top her first Ironman 70.3 race in PH

SUBIC --- The rain poured and it was just what Australian triathlete Brittany Campbell needed to fight off the unbearable heat and push through her first Ironman 70. 3 race in the Philippines. And it doesn't seem like it's going to be Campbell's last here after having a triumphant first try. "The rain was really nice. It definitely cooled things down," Campbell told INQUIRER.net shortly after crossing the finish line at Remy Field here. "It was a really tough course, beautiful and really solid." "The heat was definitely the biggest challenge. It really got hot towards the end of the ride." Campbell became the first female finisher after topping the 25-29 age group women in five...Keep on reading: Rain helps Campbell top her first Ironman 70.3 race in PH.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 3rd, 2018Related News

LOOK: Borja, Corpuz blow past field in 2018 IronKids

  SUBIC, Philippines – The spirit of competition, indeed, sparks at a young age as shown by the promising athletes in the 2018 Alaska IronKids aquathlon on Saturday, June 2, at the Remy Fields in Subic Bay. At the sound of the 6 am airhorn, the racers were off like torpedoes ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 2nd, 2018Related News

Madrid draws at Villarreal 2-2 before Champions League final

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid showed Liverpool its strengths and weaknesses a week before their Champions League final. Madrid squandered first-half goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in drawing at Villarreal 2-2 on Saturday in its last match before attempting to win Europe's most coveted trophy for a third year in a row. Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane aligned what could be his starting 11 for the final against Liverpool, except for giving 20-year-old son Luca Zidane his competitive debut in goal. Zidane left striker Karim Benzema on his bench in favor of starting Ronaldo and Bale alone up front and playing Francisco "Isco" Alarcon along with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos as playmakers in front of holding midfielder Casemiro. Madrid showed the same dominant form that has taken it to another Champions League final in the first half at Villarreal. But after Ronaldo and Modric were replaced by Benzema and Lucas Vazquez with half an hour remaining, Zidane's bunch displayed the same complacency and faulty defending that scuttled its Liga title defense months ago. The draw in the final round meant Madrid finished the Spanish league in third place behind Atletico Madrid and champion Barcelona. Bale opened the scoring with a solo effort in the 11th minute, and Ronaldo headed in a superb cross by Marcelo just after the half-hour mark. Fifth-place Villarreal outplayed the visitors in the second half and leveled through goals by substitutes Roger Martinez in the 70th and Samuel Castillejo in the 85th. "We played a very, very good first half, with determination, scoring goals, but the second half was the exact opposite," Zidane said. "The important thing is that we didn't have any injuries and can now rest well for next weekend. We are only thinking about winning the final." Bale, who struggled for most of the season to make Zidane's first-choice 11, has finished the season strong and appears to have earned a spot in the Champions League final. His opener against Villarreal, created when he let Modric's pass run through as he spun around his marker, was his 14th goal in the last 10 rounds. "Gareth has never given up," Zidane said. "He has trained well. Nothing has changed. The only difference is that now he is scoring." Ronaldo's goal was his 26th in the league. Barcelona's Lionel Messi leads the competition with 34. Castillejo snatched the draw after he raced behind Marcelo to receive a lobbed pass from Rodrigo Hernandez. Luca Zidane, who normally plays for Madrid's reserve team in the third divison, stopped his initial chipped shot but Castillejo slotted the rebound into the open net. Saudi Arabia midfielder Salem Al Dawsari made his Liga debut as a second-half substitute for Villarreal. ASPAS MAKES HIS CASE Iago Aspas made the most of his last chance to show Spain coach Julen Lopetegui that he deserves a spot on his World Cup squad. The striker scored twice to lead Celta Vigo's 4-2 win over Levante, taking his season tally for the league to 22, the most by a Spanish player. Aspas was regularly chosen by Lopetegui during World Cup qualifying. Celta announced after the match that coach Juan Carlos Unzue will leave the club and break his contract by mutual agreement. OTHER RESULTS Uruguay striker Christian Stuani scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season to lead Girona's 2-1 win at Las Palmas. Leganes fought back while playing with 10 men for over an hour to beat Real Betis 3-2 in a farewell of coach Asier Garitano, who won't stay on after a good season for the modest Madrid club. Wissam Ben Yedder gave Sevilla a 1-0 win over Alaves, and Loic Remy converted a penalty for Getafe to beat Malaga 1-0......»»

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

Gilas prospect Martin scoreless as Arizona St. Sun Devils ousted by Syracuse

Remy Martin and the Arizona State Sun Devils were eliminated by the Syracuse Orangemen in the First Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Martin, a Gilas #23for23 member and the PAC-12 Co-Sixth Man of the Year, logged seven rebounds and four assists, on 0/2 shooting in 19 minutes of action. The Jim Boeheim-coached Syracuse team trailed 42-49 with about seven minutes to go following a Kodi Justice three from Arizona St., before the Orange regained their bearings and uncorked an 18-7 run to clinch the game. Tied at 52-all, Tyus Battle swished a backbreaking three to put Syracuse ahead for good with about 1:50 left in the game. In the waning moments of the game, Pascual Chukwu split from the line with 14.7 ticks left for a 58-56 advantage, but Sun Devil Shannon Evans missed the go-ahead triple. Frank Howard then iced the game with two fre throws with 0.4 seconds left. As Syracuse advances, they will face Texas Christian University on Friday. Oshae Brissett led the Orange with 20 points, while Justice paced the Sun Devils with 14 markers. Devils fight but fall to Syracuse. Our season might be over, but it's only the beginning of something bigger. Thanks, fans, for sharing this amazing journey with us! pic.twitter.com/pYApTHUH6m — Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) March 15, 2018.....»»

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

Two '23for23 members among March Madness participants

Gilas #23for23 members Remy Martin and Dwight Ramos will have another chance of obtaining college basketball experience as their respective teams both qualified to the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which will begin later this week. Remy Martin, who was recently named as one of the PAC-12 Sixth Men of the Year, will be beginning the tournament as his Arizona State Sun Devils will face Texas Christian University in Detroit on Saturday (PHL time). The team, coached by former Duke legend Bobby Hurley, was in a very festive mood as their team was announced as part of Selection Sunday. Several Sun Devils even dove to a nearby pool and swam in jubilation. WE'RE GOING DANCING!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/D6Jta576Ju — Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) March 11, 2018 LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/QWTFfz35wi — Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) March 11, 2018 LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/QWTFfz35wi — Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) March 11, 2018 Meanwhile, Dwight Ramos' team, the 15th-seeded Cal State Fullerton Titans, who qualified for the tournament for the first time since 2008, will meet second-seeded Purdue on Friday in Detroit's Little Caesar Arena. See you in Detroit on Friday! CSF vs. Purdue. @marchmadness #TusksUp pic.twitter.com/w0HDnDLNps — Titans Men's Basketball (@FullertonHoops) March 11, 2018 The 6'0" Martin averaged 9.8 points and 2.9 rebounds for the Sun Devils while the 6'5 Ramos normed 2.2 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.5 assists this season......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 12th, 2018Related News

Stalzer powers Petron against Generika-Ayala

MALOLOS CITY -- Lindsay Stalzer dug deep into her well of experience to power Petron to a 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 victory over Generika-Ayala Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center. Playing in her fifth season, Stalzer sparked a fiery uprising in the crucial stretch of the third set to tow the Blaze Spikers to another impressive victory. With the win, the Blaze Spikers tightened their hold at the lead with 5-0 win-loss card while the Lifesavers remained winless in three starts. The 32-year old Stalzer, the former Bradley University star who led Foton to a pair of PSL crowns in 2014 and 2015, registered all of her 20 points from the attack zone while her spiking partner in fellow American Hillary Hurley chipped in 11 kills, two aces and a block for 14 points. Petron controlled the spiking department, 46-31, and had more blocks, 5-3, in this match that drew a good-sized crowd and lasted for 79 minutes. “We fought back from being down and I’m very happy with the composure our team got today,” said Stalzer, the former Most Valuable Player awardee. After dominating the first two sets, Petron found itself in trouble as Generika-Ayala entered the first technical timeout with a wide lead, 8-2. The Blaze Spikers refused to quit as they pounded hard on the Lifesavers’ erratic reception and a couple of unforced errors to knot the count at 16 in the second technical timeout. Then, Stalzer took over. The Illinois-native shattered an 18-all deadlock with three sharp smashes to capture a 22-18 advantage. Remy Pala joined the scoring parade with a running hit from the right wing followed by a block kill to rip the game wide-open, 23-19. Symone Hayden nailed 14 points while Darlene Ramdin and Angeli Araneta contributed 10 markers apiece for the Lifesavers, who are still in their quest for their first win under the mentorship of Sherwin Meneses and Parley Tupaz......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 6th, 2018Related News

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo gets early test against FEU

A rebuilding Ateneo de Manila University side gets an early acid test when the Lady Eagles battle the veteran-laden Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws Sunday in 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. The Lady Eagles’ heartstrong mantra will be put to the test in probably one of the most challenging season for the Katipunan-based squad in almost a decade. Ateneo is playing limp after losing key players following the departure of hitter Michelle Morente and Gizelle Tan, the decision of top setter Jia Morado to forego her last playing year, Jamie Lavitoria skipping the season because of academic problems and injuries sustained by Kim Gequillana and Ana Gopico during the offseason. The Lady Eagles will pin its hopes on holdovers led by skipper Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino and Jho Maraguinot as they lead a rebuilding team against a seasoned Lady Tamaraws side in an early rematch of last year’s Final Four. FEU lost Remy Palma after last season and will miss the supposedly last playing year of returning Rosemarie Vargas, who sustained a ruptured Achilles heel tendon. But the Lady Tams, who will be handled by a new coach in George Pascua, still have enough firepower in their bid to end an 11-year title drought. Bernadeth Pons, Jerrili Malabanan, Toni Rose Basas and middles Czarina Carandang and Jeanette Villareal are all expected to deliver for FEU.    .....»»

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