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PH Superliga returns with Challenge Cup in Subic

The Philippine Superliga returns with its Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2020 starting on November 26 in Subic......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 20th, 2020

PSL beach volley reset to February

The return of volleyball gets pushed back as the Philippine Superliga reset the IATF-approved PSL Invitational Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup from Nov. 28-30 in Subic to mid-February 2021......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

2 more teams joining PSL beach volley

Two new teams will be seeing action when the Philippine Superliga (PSL) unwraps its 2020 Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup on 26 November in Subic. PSL Chairman Popoy Juico yesterday welcomed the inclusion of PetroGazz and Motolite, two teams from the Premier Volleyball League who are raring to test their mettle against the best beach spikers from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

PetroGazz, Motolite join PSL beach tilt

Two new teams will be seeing action when the Philippine Superliga unwraps its 2020 Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup on 26 November in Subic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

All set for safe, competitive PH Superliga

It's all systems go for the Philippine Superliga as all of its member teams threw their full support behind the staging of the Challenge Cup Beach Volleyball tournament from Nov. 26 to 29 in Subic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

PSL welcomes huge challenge of restart

It’s all systems go for the Philippine Superliga as all member teams threw their full support to the staging of the Challenge Cup Beach Volleyball tournament from Nov. 26 to 29 in Subic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

PSL launches Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2020 in Subic

The Philippine Superliga (PSL) will soon be back and with a promise of thrilling, more exciting matches when its Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2020 unwraps on November 26 in Subic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Catalan returns to action versus Masunyane in ONE

Ageless Filipino champion Rene Catalan faces a tough challenge as he returns to action versus a young, undefeated foe in Bokang Masunyane of South Africa in tonight’s ONE: Big Bang at the Singapore Indoor Stadium......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 3 min. ago

Superliga beach volleyball, kinansela

MANILA, Philippines – Tuluyan nang kinansela ng Philippine Superliga ang kanilang Beach Volleyball Cup dahil sa pananalasa at matinding epekto sa bansa ng super bagyong Rolly. Sinab ng PSL na nagkasundo na lamang sila na ituloy sa Pebrero 2021 ang kumpetisyon. Ayon sa ulat, target sanang isagawa ng beach volleyball nitong Nobyembre 26-29 sa Subic […] The post Superliga beach volleyball, kinansela appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

PSL beach volley gains IATF nod

It’s green and go for the Philippine Superliga’s beach volleyball tournament in a bubble concept on Nov. 27-29 in Subic, gaining approval from the Inter-Agency Task Force......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Superliga beach ‘bubble’ tourney gets green light

The PSL has tentatively set November 27-29 for the said bubble beach volleyball cup in Subic Bay Metropolitan Development Authority that served as one of the main Southeast Asian Games venues last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

WIM Cristine Rose back in scene

Woman International Master (WIM) Cristine Rose Mariano-Wågman returns to center stage as she sees action in the Baby Uno Chess Challenge dubbed as Grandmaster and Attorney Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Death Anniversary Free Registration Online Chess Tournament on September 27 at lichess.org......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Hamilton forcing rivals to & lsquo;count sheep& rsquo; at 70th GP

Silverstone, United Kingdom—Lewis Hamilton returns to Silverstone this weekend knowing he faces another “serious challenge” with even softer tires and hotter conditions for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix than those he overcame on his way to a dramatic triumph in last Sunday’s British Grand Prix......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Cruz-Behag, Baron recall De Jesus words of wisdom

De La Salle University head coach Ramil de Jesus is the type of coach who won’t mince his words when addressing his team. If he wants to get his message across he’ll tell it straightforward. No sugarcoating. While some may take it against the mentor, his Lady Spikers understand that it is just how De Jesus wants his players to learn. It is his way of motivating them to be better. Cha Cruz-Behag and Majoy Baron shared on The Collective, how De Jesus’ ‘choice’ words fueled their desire to step up and bring honor to DLSU back in their playing days in the UAAP.      Cruz-Behag recalled how she was challenged by De Jesus.   “Back in Season 68 that was my rookie year. When we finally won that Game 3, nag-champion na kami, we were celebrating. Ang saya-saya. Nakaka-proud,” said Cruz-Behag, who still plays for De Jesus with F2 Logistics in the Philippine Superliga. But the mentor put Cruz-Behag in her place.    “After some time we went back to training. Coach came in and he talked to us rookies and sinabi niya sa amin na kaming mga bata wala kaming karapatan to celebrate and wala kaming karapatan na umastang champion,” Cruz-Behag said. “Kasi langaw lang kami sa likod ng kalabaw.” It stuck in her head. “Para sa akin ang lalim ng dating kasi nga naman ‘di naman talaga kami ‘yung nagtrabaho to earn that championship. It was really our seniors who worked hard for it,” she said. “I took it as a challenge. Gusto ko dumating naman ang panahon na we’re gonna win out own championship. I want to feel that we earned it and we truly deserved it. So di na niya kami tatawaging langaw and magiging promoted na kami to kalabaw,” Cruz-Behag added. Unfortunately, Cruz-Behag had to wait another three years before earning her stripes as DLSU was suspended in Season 69 (2006-07) while she skipped Season 70 (2007-08). Cruz-Behag won her first title in her return in Season 71, won a silver the following year before leading DLSU to back-to-back titles in Seasons 73 and 74 where she was named Finals MVP both times. Meanwhile, Baron was the Lady Spikers’ team captain when De Jesus called their performance as ‘pambarangay’ following a humiliating loss to Adamson in Season 80. “As a captain ina-accept ko na ang pangit talaga ng laro namin that time. Sobrang unacceptable talaga ng loss na yun against Adamson,” said Baron. De Jesus’ statement became a trending topic and drew mixed reactions from volleyball fans. “Medyo na-bash din si coach nun,” recalled Baron. “But for us players we get Coach Ramil eh.” The Lady Spikers understood what De Jesus wanted them to understand. They responded by winning 11 straight wins including a sweep in the Finals to complete the Taft-based squad’s third three-peat and 11th overall crown. As for Baron, she won the Season MVP honors capping off her collegiate career on a high note. De Jesus is quick to call-out the mistakes of his wards, that’s his style. His words may sometimes be harsh. But his statements always serve their purpose......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Team Lakay s Geje Eustaquio open to testing himself in ONE Super Series

Team Lakay flyweight star Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio has reached the mountaintop of the division after having held the ONE Flyweight World Championship from mid-2018 to early-2019.  For the 31-year old former world champion, getting his belt back remains a top priority, but he's open to trying his hand at ONE Championship's striking-only platform, the ONE Super Series.  Home to some of the world's best strikers, ONE Super Series has been a successful addition to ONE's brand of martial arts action, and it's also giving their athletes a chance to shift from sport to sport.  For Eustaquio, who's considered as one of the best strikers in the division, competing in kickboxing or muay thai is a welcome challenge.  “It would be a privilege for me to compete in ONE Super Series among legends, but right now, I’m just focused on my MMA career and looking to get back on track," Eustaquio told ONE Championship. "It’s been a rough couple of years, but I still consider myself among the top in my division. My mind is still on the flyweight title, and that’s what I’m working towards." “But yes definitely, I want to test my striking against the best in the world," he continued.  In the flyweight division, ONE's best striker is arguably reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang "The Iron Man" Jitmuangnon of Thailand, who's known for his unparalleled toughness inside the circle.  "Gravity" has nothing but the utmost respect for Rodtang because of his abilities inside the ring and his personality out of it.  “I think Rodtang is a tremendous athlete, and a big inspiration to many. Even though he’s the champion, he never forgets where he came from. You can still find humility in him, and I have so much respect for him,” said Eustaquio.   “I think his greatest strength is his durability. His ability to walk through the line of fire, and just goad his opponents into a fight, it’s admirable. At the same time, it’s his biggest weakness. Fighters with that kind of style tend to underestimate things. In this sport, you can never predict what is coming, or how heavy or dangerous a strike could be. We’re only humans, after all, and he’s just a man," Eustaquio continued.  Rodtang is scheduled to defend his title against countryman Petchdam Petchyindee Academy when ONE returns to action at ONE: No Surrender this coming July 31st.  If Rodtang can remain the champion, it's definitely not outside the realm of possiblity that Eustaquio be tapped as the next challenger.  “One day it would be an honor for me to share the ONE Super Series ring with this legend,” Eustaquiao said. “Or maybe, if he wants to shift over to MMA, I can put together a welcome party," he concluded.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

PBA: COVID-19 presents toughest test for Commissioner Marcial

When Willie Marcial was promoted to become PBA Commissioner, the league was not in a good place. The PBA Board was divided into two separate factions following a rather controversial end to the tenure of Commissioner Chito Narvasa. Nevertheless, in less than three years, Commissioner Marcial has helped bridge the divide and restore some of the PBA's lost glory. Marcial has been so good that he's been rewarded with a fresh three-year term before his current deal expired. When his extension ends, Marcial would have the third longest stint for a Commissioner in the PBA. [Related: PBA: Willie Marcial gets 3-year extension as Commissioner] Before that happens though, Marcial has to deal with his toughest challenge on the job: the COVID-19 pandemic. "Mahirap, mahirap talaga," Marcial said on the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association forum as he deals with the pandemic. "Nataon sakin tumama ito, ang hirap paano gawin, paano kausapin yung task force, paano kausapin ang players, lahat," he added. The PBA has been shut down for over four months now due to the effects of COVID-19. Before the league stopped play last March 11, the 2020 Philippine Cup only managed one match. If the PBA never returns for this year, the whole 45th season would have gone to waste. As such, a restart is in the works, with return to practice pegged this week. Still, the pressure on Marcial as Commissioner will only rise when the PBA attempts to return while the pandemic is still ongoing. "Mas mahirap pag umandar na to, kasi kakabahan na ako kasi baka may mag-positive. Baka may mag-text sakin, yun pala trade lang o may tanong. Mas kakabahan ako eh," Marcial said. "Lahat ng sisi, pero sana wag naman, sakin. Pag nag-outbreak to, wala PBA, sakin tatama eh. Minsan talaga di ka makakatulog, lalo na pag nag-umpisa na," he added.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Top-level golf back with Schwab Challenge

Hong Kong—Top-level golf returns from its coronavirus shutdown Thursday as the US PGA Tour season resumes with a star-studded field at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Temperature checks, virus tests part of PGA return

Coronavirus testing and daily temperature taking will be part of the US PGA Tour’s health and safety plan when it returns next month, officials confirmed Wednesday. The PGA Tour plans to resume without spectators on June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, where four-time major winner Brooks […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 14th, 2020

UAAP Season 82 volleyball to implement video challenge

The UAAP is implementing the use of the video challenge for Season 82 volleyball. As an effort to enhance the level of play and follow the international standards of the sport, the UAAP announced on Tuesday in its very first-ever press conference for volleyballl the new innovation that is expected to make the competition even more exciting. "During the SEA Games we also saw the challenges that were implemented, we will also implement the challenge system during this year," said UAAP president Em Fernandez of season host Ateneo de Manila University. "We want to uplift not just women's volleyball but also men's volleyball." Commissioner and technical head Noreen Go said that they are still working on ironing out the guidelines and the implementation of the video challenge system.  "We will pattern the challenge system after the SEA Games," she said. "We're still finalizing all the details and we will release a memorandum to all schools, all the people involved and the media as well. We want to orient them with the correct rules and the guidelines. We just actually discussed it in length just this week. It will be in time for the opening." The new system will allow coaches to challenge a call or non-call thru a video review. This is the second time that a local league will implement the video challenge system after the Philippine Superliga introduced the innovation back in 2015. The UAAP volleyball tournament will open on Saturday at the MOA Arena.      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Former champion Dwight Howard leads field in 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2020 – Former Slam Dunk champion Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers returns to the competition for the first time in 11 years as he headlines the field of four players who will take flight in the 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk on Saturday, Feb. 15 (Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Philippines) at the United Center in Chicago. Howard is joined by two previous second-place finishers, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic and Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat, as well as first-time participant Pat Connaughton of the Milwaukee Bucks. The 35th AT&T Slam Dunk is part of State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, which also features the Taco Bell® Skills Challenge and the MTN DEW® 3-Point Contest.  All-Star Saturday Night will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States at 8 p.m. ET.  NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. Howard, the 2008 Slam Dunk champion, will compete in the event for the first time since 2009, when he made the last of three consecutive appearances.  Gordon’s dazzling runner-up performance in 2016 included three straight perfect scores of 50.  Jones Jr., who turns 23 on the same day as AT&T Slam Dunk, finished second in 2017.  Connaughton is seeking to become the first Milwaukee player to win Slam Dunk.  AT&T Slam Dunk takes in place Chicago for the first time since 1988, when the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan memorably outdueled the Atlanta Hawks’ Dominique Wilkins to win his second consecutive Slam Dunk title. Here is a closer look at the 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk participants: • Pat Connaughton, Bucks (1st appearance): The 6-5 guard is in his second season with Milwaukee after spending his first three NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.  Connaughton (CONN-uh-ton) recorded a max vertical leap of 44 inches at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine, tied for the third-highest mark in event history.  He was selected as a pitcher by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. • Aaron Gordon, Magic (3rd appearance): Gordon returns to AT&T Slam Dunk for the first time since 2017.  The 6-9 forward ranks third on the Magic in scoring (13.6 ppg) and second in rebounding (7.2 rpg) in his sixth NBA season. • Dwight Howard, Lakers (4th appearance): Howard is an eight-time NBA All-Star selection, eight-time All-NBA Team selection and three-time Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year.  The 6-10 center ranks 14th in NBA history in both rebounds (13,553) and blocked shots (2,120). • Derrick Jones Jr., Heat (2nd appearance): As a rookie in the 2016-17 season, Jones became the first player to compete in AT&T Slam Dunk and play in the NBA G League in the same season.  Since then, the undrafted Jones has earned a full-time role in the NBA.  Nicknamed “Airplane Mode” for his leaping ability, the 6-7 Jones won a national dunk contest for high school players in 2015.    2020 AT&T Slam Dunk Rules In the two-round event, participants can perform any dunk they choose.  The players have a maximum of three attempts to complete each dunk in both the first round and the final round.  Five judges score every dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, resulting in a high score of 50 and a low score of 30.  The judges will be announced at a later date. All four competitors get two dunks in the first round.  The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the head-to-head final round.  Both players get two dunks in the final round.  The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round is crowned the 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk champion.  Click here for a complete explanation of the rules.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

LVPI bares calendar for national squads

The Southeast Asian Games silver medal-winning men's national team is set to participate in two international tournaments this year after Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. bared its proposed 2020 calendar. After making history in the 30th edition of the biennial meet last month with its first silver medal since 1977 and first podium finish in 28 years, the men’s team will continue its development program under the LVPI starting with the 2020 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship in Thailand in April. The men’s team will then participate in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup in Myanmar in August. As part of beefing up the existing national pool, LVPI is also calling for a try-out in February. As a priority for its successful SEA Games stint, LVPI will maintain the core of the men's senior team. Meanwhile, the LVPI also mapped out a calendar for the women’s team in the seniors, club and age-group levels. The sports’ governing body will send a club team in the 2020 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in China in May. A Philippine youth squad will see action in the Asian Women’s U19 tournament also in China in June. In August, the women’s seniors squad, which looks to bounce back from a sorry fourth place finish in the four-nation SEA Games competition, will participate in the 2nd AVC Women’s Challenge Cup in Hong Kong before marching in the AVC Cup in Taiwan in September. A selection of high school players will fly to Thailand in August to play in the 14th Princess Cup U17 Championship. Aside from international exposures for players, LVPI also prepared a referee’s course in March and an FIVB coaching course in October. A Unity Cup that will showcase teams from the Premier Volleyball League and Philippine Superliga is scheduled in November.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020