AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Host Philippines absorbed a 25-23, 25-20, 25-19 beating in the hands of Kazakhstan, which remained undefeated in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Kazakhs topped Pool A with a 2-0 record while the Filipinos settled for 1-1, but both teams will advance to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago were once again the Philippines’ leading scorers putting up 14 and 13 points respectively, the same marks they had in the Hong Kong win.Katerina Tatko had a game-high 20 points to lead Kazakhstan. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jaja Santiago had the unfortunate mishap of ending the match when her final hoorah straight went to the net awarding the Kazakhs an unblemished slate.Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente was still pleased with the fight his squad brought against the Kazakhs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I can say that I’m still proud of them and they really played with heart,” said Vicente in Filipino. “Of course there were lapses but that can’t be helped. The Kazakhs are really tall players, what we could’ve done was just to keep moving.”The Kazakhs have an average height of 181 centimeters, seven more than the Filipinos’ mean standing of 174 cm., and that distinct disparity worked wonders in the blocking department as the visitors scored on 17 of its blocks.center_img K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next View comments Korea Open gold confidence-booster for Lopez ahead of SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more


Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra overcame its poor free throw shooting late and a gallant stand by Star to win, 105-101, in overtime Sunday night in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee collected 33 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Gin Kings, who extended their winning streak to six games.ADVERTISEMENT The Gin Kings took a  95-92 lead with only 2.5 seconds left, but Aguilar mistimed his contest and fell on Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot. Aguilar was called for the shooting foul and Hill calmly canned three free throws with 0.6 tenths of a second remaining to send the game to overtime.It was again a nip-and-tuck battle in the extra five minutes.Tenorio drilled a stop-and-pop three to put Ginebra in the driver’s seat, 101-99, with 3:08 left while the Hotshots hit bumps down the stretch.Hill fouled out with 54.9 ticks remaining while Aldrech Ramos and Paul Lee botched their treys late in the game.“Our guys are veterans. They overcame that and they put a good overtime together. We gave ourselves a chance, and lo and behold, we pulled it out,” said Cone.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Hill poured in 28 points and had 12 rebounds in a losing effort for Star, which fell to its second straight defeat and stumbled to a 4-2 card.Lee went 5-of-10 from threes to collect 22 points, but missed all of his shots in the overtime period.The scores:GINEBRA 105 – Brownlee 33, Devance 17, Slaughter 17, Tenorio 13, Aguilar 12, Thompson 7, Ferrer 4, Taha 2, Mercado 0, Cruz 0.STAR 101 – Hill 28, Lee 22, Barroca 14, Ramos 11, Sangalang 10, Reavis 10, Maliksi 4, Jalalon 2, Melton 0, Simon 0, Pingris 0.Quarters: 21-25, 40-45, 73-70, 95-95, 105-101. “That was a tough game,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after his team gained solo leadership at 6-1.“At the end of the game, our guys were just absolutely exhausted. It wasn’t that of a well-played game. We hung around, I felt we stole it because they outplayed us throughout the game. It was a struggle all the way through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJapeth Aguilar atoned for his ill-advised foul on Star import Malcolm Hill at the end of regulation with a tip dunk off a Brownlee miss in the waning seconds of the game to seal the game and secure a playoff spot for the Kings.Joe Devance poured 17 markers, 11 boards, and eight assists off the bench while Greg Slaughter also had 17 points that went with 10 rebounds and three blocks for Ginebra, which struggled mightily from the free throw line, missing 18 out of its 30 attempts. MOST READ View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Hamilton wins Italian GP to move ahead of Vettel LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextlast_img read more


3-time major champ Wawrinka needs coach after Norman leaves

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Read Next FILE – In this May 24, 2014, file photo, Stanislas Wawrinka, right, listening to his coach Magnus Norman during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. Wawrinka needs a new coach, because Magnus Norman is moving on. Norman announced Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, that he would be quitting the job after 4 and a half years as Wawrinka’s coach, saying he wants to spend more time with his two young children. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)Three-time Grand Slam title winner Stan Wawrinka needs a new coach, because Magnus Norman is moving on.Norman announced Wednesday that he was quitting after 4½ years as Wawrinka’s coach, saying he wants to spend more time with his two young children.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cavs’ Dwyane Wade sidelined with bruised knee Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Wawrinka had never been past the quarterfinals at a major tournament before hiring Norman, a former player, in 2013.During their time together, Wawrinka won the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open and 2016 U.S. Open. He was runner-up at this year’s French Open. He also reached a career-best ranking of No. 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWawrinka ended his 2017 season in August because of an injured left knee that needed surgery. He did not defend his U.S. Open title.last_img read more


PBA D-League: Balanced Wangs-Letran clobbers AMA

first_imgLATEST STORIES PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball-Letran gave a glimpse of what the future holds for the Knights in the NCAA as it easily dispatched AMA Online Education, 93-75, for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.Bong Quinto led the balanced attack for the Couriers with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, while Bonbon Batiller got 15 markers, five boards, and three dimes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Michael Cañete held the fort for the Titans with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Kris Porter chimed in 13 in the loss.The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 93 — Quinto 19, Batiller 15, Calvo 12, Fajarito 11, Mandreza 10, Trinidad 8, Publico 6, Vacaro 4, Balagasay 3, Ambohot 3, Muyang 2.AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 75 — Cañete 20, Porter 13, Escalambre 11, Casiño 10, Antonares 6, Manalang 6, Garcia 4, Ng 3, Parcero 2, Bragais 0, Carpio 0, Paras 0, Raflores 0, Salonga 0.Quarters: 16-13, 44-35, 67-52, 93-75.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH JP Calvo added 12 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, Christian Fajarito tallied 11 markers and nine boards, and Alex Mandreza had 10 in the victory.Wangs coach Jeff Napa couldn’t be happier with how his retooled team performed in its conference-opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m happy with the results, but I have to say that there’s still a lot of things we could work on as a unit,” he said.The Couriers slowly built a 12-point cushion, 38-26, in the second quarter before opening the floodgates and never looking back, leading by as much as 21 points numerous times in the fourth frame.center_img Read Next MOST READ Edmund upsets No. 3 Dimitrov, new Brit in Aussie Open semis Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more


Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Bolick thanks La Salle for giving San Beda ‘good fight’ in Filoil finals MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates his victory in the final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo by FRISO GENTSCH / dpa via AP)HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win the Gerry Weber Open for the ninth time on Sunday.Playing in his 140th career final, Federer saved the only break point he faced and converted four of his eight opportunities to clinch his 92nd career title in 53 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more


Could your hands predict your sporting success?

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “The ring finger in males is typically longer than the index finger, whereas the fingers are about the same length in females,” explained Dr. Tomkinson, adding that there is some evidence to suggest that the digit ratio is influence by the levels of testosterone present during the early development of the fetus. “The more testosterone the fetus produces, the longer the ring finger, so the smaller the digit ratio.”The father-son team set out to look at whether the digit ratio could possibly be linked to muscular strength, which in turn could be linked to sports performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe pair recorded the age, digit ratio, body mass and right handgrip strength of the participants, who were all aged 13 to 18 and attending Jordan’s school, the Sacred Heart School in East Forks, Minnesota, in the United States.They found that adolescent boys with lower digit ratios did indeed show a better handgrip strength, irrespective of their age or body size. 5 reasons to give badminton a try Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Image: monkeybusinessimages/Istock.com via AFP RelaxnewsNew research has revealed an unusual way of predicting sporting success: finding that the length of the ring finger of teenage boys could indicate their prowess at sports. The study is the first to attempt to measure this relationship.Carried out by the University of South Australia’s Dr. Grant Tomkinson and his son, 11-year old student Jordan Tomkinson, the research looked at the digit ratio (the difference in length between the index finger and ring finger) of 57 adolescent boys.ADVERTISEMENT “Testosterone is the natural steroid hormone that enhances sport, athletic and fitness test performance. In general, people with smaller digit ratios are better athletes,” explained Dr. Tomkinson.“Given that muscular strength is an important determinant of success in many youth sports and athletic events, our finding suggests that the digit ratio may predict performance in youth sports and athletic events requiring high strength,” he added.As muscular strength is also an important indicator of good health, the findings also suggest that teenage boys with lower digit ratios might enjoy better health in general.The results were published online in the journal Early Human Development. JBADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View commentslast_img read more


Turning point in SL vs Eng World Cup quarter-final tie

first_imgChasing 230, Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan put an unbeaten 231 runs for the first wicket and there was nothing that England could do but go down like minnows.The Sri Lankans made the quarter-final match against England look dull and boring. But they were so clinical in their approach that everything went according to plan for the former World Champions.First their bowlers restricted the opposition batsmen to a partly 229/6 and then their openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan forged a record 213 run partnership to seal England’s fate.And it was that partnership that proved to be the turning point in the game.Man-of-the-MatchTillakaratne Dilshan won the Man-of-the-Match award for his impressive all-round performance. He scored an unbeaten 108 and claimed the important wicket of England captain Andrew Strauss.last_img read more


Zaheer Khan may marry soon

first_imgWith India winning the World Cup, it seems that Zaheer Khan’s days as a bachelor will end soon.Zaheer’s parents told Headlines Today that they are planning to get him married soon.Zaheer’s mother said that the fast bowler wanted to wait for the WC to finish before tying the knot.last_img


Ind vs WI: Rohit guides India to 3-wkt win as visitors clinch series

first_imgRohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 86 as India beat West Indies by three wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series here on Saturday. Score | PhotosChasing a target of 226, the visitors were reeling at 92/6 but Rohit (86 not out, 91 balls, 5×4, 2×6) along with Harbhajan Singh (41, 64 balls, 1×6, 1×4) added 88 runs as India finally got home rather comfortably with 22 balls to spare.The last two matches of the series will thus be rendered inconsequential as Rohit kept his composure when the team was in dire straits. He got an able ally in Harbhajan as the two batted with utmost responsibility. They never did anything flashy during their seventh wicket stand that lasted 18.4 overs.Save Parthiv Patel (46, 56 balls, 4×4, 1×6), none of the top-order batsmen showed intent although Virat Kohli got a poor leg-before decision when the ball seemed to be travelling down leg-side.Shikhar Dhawan (4) struggled, Subramanium Badrinath (11) went for a non-existent single, Suresh Raina was out to an ugly heave. When Yusuf Pathan was brilliantly caught by Lendl Simmons to reduce India to 92 for six, it looked like all but over for the Men In Blue.But Rohit had other ideas. Along with Harbhajan, he ran the singles well but didn’t forget to punish the loose deliveries in the process. Praveen Kumar (25 no, 14 balls) provided final flourish after Harbhajan was dismissed.It was a tale of batting collapses and late recoveries with for both teams. When West Indies batted, they were tottering at 96 for 7 in the 30th over before recovering to reach 225 for 8 in their 50 overs, thanks Andre Russell’s magnificent 64 -ball unbeaten 92 (8×4, 5×6).advertisementWest Indies lost six wickets at one stage for 31 runs while India also lost four wickets for 32 runs in the middle overs before making a good comeback.Interestingly, a run-out at critical junctures in both innings had a huge role in the context of the batting collapse for the teams.West Indies were 65 for 1 in the 15th over when Ramnaresh Sarwan was run-out and the mini collapse occurred. India was seemingly cruising at 60 for 2 in the 16th over when Badrinath rather foolishly ran himself out which triggered a collapse.Badrinath drove to mid-off rather firmly and set off for a single and realised late that his partner Parthiv had not responded. He tried to trace back his steps but it was too late-even a despairing dive wasn’t of any use.It affected the concentration of Parthiv (46) who cut at a widish delivery from Devendra Bishoo straight into the hands of Russell stationed at gully.During India’s bowling, leg-spinner Amit Mishra (3 for 28) had once again befuddled the hosts but the bowlers couldn’t polish off the tail as it resulted in West Indies crossing 200 from being down in the dumps at 96 for seven.Largely it was on account of an unexpected hurricane from fast bowler Andre Russell who clobbered the bowlers with utter disdain. Russell shared two important stands of 78 and 47 runs for eighth and ninth wicket with wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh (36) and Kemar Roach (7 not out) to lead the recovery as 47 runs came off the final three overs.Russell was helped by India’s late introduction of their fifth bowler. The part-timers Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli gave away as many 65 runs from their quota of 10 overs.Russell plundered 42 runs from the final 14 deliveries he faced and smashed 22 and 15 runs off the final two overs bowled by Suresh Raina and Praveen Kumar respectively.He put a lid on the home innings in style by smashing Praveen for a six and a four off the final two deliveries of the innings.Earlier, it was Sarwan’s dismissal shell-shocked the hosts and galvanized the tourists to the extent that the entire innings came off the wheels in the next few overs.Mishra built on this breakthrough with three wickets off successive overs.He first had Marlon Samuels (1) feel for a delivery outside his off stump to be out stumped and then sent down a googly which Danza Hyatt (1) mistook for a leg-break and was bowled off an inside edge.Top-scorer Simmons (45) then went forward in defence, only to find the big-turning leg break take the edge to first slip.It brought Kieron Pollard to the crease in the 25th over and demanded some responsible batting. Pollard scratched around for 16 deliveries to score 6 runs before he was caught behind off Harbhajan Singh’s bowling.He gave full vent to his displeasure at the decision and took ages to get off the ground.Munaf Patel came back for his second spell with the wicket of skipper Sammy in the 30th over as he made him edge one behind the stumps. West Indies were certainly down and out at 96 for 7.advertisementHowever Baugh and Russell made a meal out of India’s fifth bowler Yusuf Pathan who was hit for two successive sixes in the 40th over by the latter over midwicket.Munaf finally broke the stand in the 46th over when Baugh lifted one into the covers for Shikhar Dhawan to take a simple catch.Russell went on to complete his half century in the 47th over with a single off Raina.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


New hope for thalassemic Sukhsohit as PM forwards Ambika Soni’s recommendation

first_imgSukhsohit, who suffers from thalassaemia, has been rejected by the UPSC on medical grounds.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday forwarded Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni’s letter on thalassemic civil services aspirant Sukhsohit Singh to the Minister for Personnel Affairs in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), V. Narayanswami, for further action. The latest development gives a new lease of life to Sukhsohit’s dream of becoming an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer following a Headlines Today campaign started about a last ago. Sukhsohit has been rejected twice on medical grounds for being thalassemic, firstly by Safdarjung Hospital and most recently by Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. He had become the first thalassemia major patient to clear the civil services examination in 2008 securing a rank of 833 in the general category despite his medical condition which require blood transfusion every 15 days. Soni had on Monday written to the prime minister urging him to take up the matter. Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi also met Sukhsohit on Tuesday and assured him that he would take up his case. Sukhsohit was also positive after his meeting with Trivedi. Earlier, Narayanswami had last week said that he would be the first person to accommodate the youth if he clears it.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more