Points standing

first_imgPoints standingP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Leicester City 17 11 5 1 37 24 13 382. Arsenal 17 11 3 3 31 14 17 363. Man City 17 10 2 5 33 19 14 324. Tottenham 17 7 8 2 28 14 14 295. Man United 17 8 5 4 22 14 8 296. Crystal Palace 17 9 2 6 23 16 7 297. Watford 17 8 4 5 21 16 5 288. West Ham 17 6 7 4 25 21 4 259. Liverpool 17 6 6 5 20 22 -2 2410. Everton 17 5 8 4 31 24 7 2311. Stoke City 17 6 5 6 14 16 -2 2312. Southampton 17 5 6 6 21 21 0 2113. West Brom 17 5 5 7 17 23 -6 2014. Bournemouth 17 5 4 8 22 32 -10 1915. Chelsea 17 5 3 9 21 27 -6 1816. Norwich City 17 4 5 8 20 29 -9 1717. Newcastle 17 4 5 8 19 32 -13 1718. Swansea City 17 3 6 8 15 24 -9 1519. Sunderland 17 3 3 11 18 33 -15 1220. Aston Villa 17 1 4 12 14 31 -17 7last_img read more

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T&T clubs meet for CFU title

first_img Brilliant free kick Importantly, both winners qualified for the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League as two of the three Caribbean slots allowed. The third spot will be filled by the winners of today’s third place playoff between Arnett Gardens and Don Bosco. In Friday’s opening game, W Connection grabbed the lead as early as the second minute when Alvin Jones scored with a brilliant free kick from just outside the box. Arnett Gardens missed a couple of chance to equalise and were made to pay for their wastefulness as Shahdon Winchester doubled W Connection’s lead on the stroke of half-time after being set up by Jamol Williams. The second half was fairly evenly contested but Arnett failed to find the two important goals to keep the semi-final alive. In the second game of the night, neither team could find the decisive goal in regular time, as they battled a heavy downpour, and the contest only came alive early in extra time. Central FC snatched the lead in the 93rd minute through Sean Silva’s free kick but his strike was cancelled out when Don Bosco earned a penalty and Kerlins Georges converted in the 104th minute. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): Title-holders Central FC and last year’s losing finalists, W Connection, will clash again in today’s final of the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship, after posting contrasting wins in the semi-finals here Friday night. Playing at the Stade Sylvio Cator, W Connection blanked Jamaican club Arnett Gardens 2-0 in the opening game and Central FC ensured another all-Trinidadian final when they edged home side Don Bosco 4-2 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out after scores were locked 0-0 after regulation time and 1-1 after extra time.last_img read more

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Ashwin puts India in control over New Zealand

first_imgKANPUR, India (AP):Ravichandran Ashwin (3-68) took his 200th Test wicket to leave New Zealand struggling to stay afloat at 93-4 in 37 overs at stumps on day four in Kanpur. Set at an improbable 434 runs by India to win the first Test, the visitors still need 341 runs on day five, with six wickets and 98 overs remaining.The slide began immediately after tea with Martin Guptill (0) caught at short leg, the third batsman in this Test to be dismissed after the ball hit the boot and lobbed up. Ashwin then made it two wickets in five balls in the fourth over, trapping Tom Latham (2) lbw.When Kane Williamson (25), too, was deemed lbw in the 18th over, Ashwin became the second fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets – in 37 Tests – after Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett (36). Williamson had added 40 runs with Ross Taylor (17), who was run out after not grounding his bat as Umesh Yadav hit the stumps from deep.COMPETING WITH SELF”I am just happy trying to compete with myself. If you try and beat records, it will teach you a lesson. And this I learnt early in my career as I lost a good 12 to 18 months of Test cricket. It taught me to compete with myself and get better every day,” said the off-spinner, who missed a chance to equal the record earlier in August when India’s fourth Test against West Indies in Port-of-Spain was washed out.Luke Ronchi (38) and Mitchell Santner (8) stemmed the tide, batting out 15.3 overs until the close of play. However, it will take something special for the visitors to overcome the highest-ever successful run chase of 418-7 by West Indies against Australia in 2003.The highest fourth-innings’ total in Kanpur is 240 by India against West Indies in 1958, which the hosts lost by 203 runs.”We need to keep fighting. That’s how we play our cricket. We still have six wickets in hand and India showed that it’s easier to score runs if you get a partnership going. More importantly, we need to bat for time,” said New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen.Earlier, India finished at 377-5 declared in their second innings, with Rohit Sharma (68) and Ravindra Jadeja (50) scoring fifties. Overnight batsmen Murali Vijay (76) and Cheteshwar Pujara (78) fell short of hundreds for a second time in the match.Skipper Virat Kohli (18) was dismissed cheaply, while Ajinkya Rahane made 40 as the hosts piled on the runs.last_img read more

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Curry comes through in OT, Warriors outlast Lakers

first_imgKevin Durant led Golden State with 29 points, while Curry added 28 and Klay Thompson 20. Curry had 13 points in overtime.Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 32 to lead the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson had 21 each, and Julius Randle scored 20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCurry was 1 for 7 on 3-point attempts in regulation.Los Angeles had a chance to win at the end of regulation when Randle rebounded Durant’s miss with 5.3 seconds to play. The Lakers set up a play for Ingram, but he missed a driving 8-footer. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, gets a hand on the ball next to Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 127-123 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES, California—After struggling from long range all night, Stephen Curry hit two quick 3-pointers to open overtime and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 127-123 on Wednesday.The victory prevented the Warriors from losing two straight games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Lakers trailed by 10 at the end of the first quarter, but charged back by shooting 71 percent in the second to take a 54-50 lead at halftime.After scoring five consecutive points in the third quarter, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball was in a scrape on the floor for a loose ball when his head slammed against the court. It opened up a small cut above his left eye. The Lakers closed it with a Steri-Strip and Ball returned to the game. He finished with 15 points and 10 assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DeMarre Carroll helps Nets beat Mavericks Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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Refreshed Murray ready for 2018 assault

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino fighter notified of potential anti-doping infraction in UFC fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Andy Murray of Great Britain takes part in a tennis practice session in Abu Dhabi prior to heading to compete in the Australian Open in January, on December 29, 2017, on the sidelines of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTFormer world number one Andy Murray said Sunday he was desperate to get back into competitive tennis after a five-month absence due to a debilitating hip injury.Murray, who is in Queensland for the season-opening Brisbane International, has not played on the ATP tour since losing a tough five-setter to American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson He said despite some lingering problems with his hip, his body was feeling much better than at the same stage last year.“I don’t feel like there’s many miles in my legs, which, you know, was certainly the case at the beginning of 2017, where most days I was quite sore kind of all over,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Right now the hip is the only thing that is any concern. The rest of my body feels really good.”Murray admitted he wasn’t heading into this tournament or the Australian Open with great expectations. MOST READ “Just because I’ve not played for such a long time,” he said.“And also I just want to enjoy playing again. I’ve really missed it the last six months or so.“I don’t mind if it’s 30 in the world level. I would love it to be number one in the world level, but I just want to play.”Murray spent 41 weeks at number one, losing that ranking in August during his injury-enforced absence.He is now ranked 16th in the world and said he had adjusted his schedule to play less in 2018 in a bid to avoid further injury.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With Rafael Nadal (knee) and Novak Djokovic (elbow) in doubt for the Australian Open, the 30-year-old Scot said other players should follow his example.“Certainly, when you miss a period, you realise how lucky you are to be doing this as a job,” he said.“Giving yourself breaks, especially as you start to get older, I think, is very important and something that I’ll certainly be looking to do for however long I keep playing.“For tennis as a sport, it’s not good when so many of the top players are injured and for extended periods,” he added.“I certainly think it’s something that should be looked at and to understand why, what the reason for that is.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Alaska whips Phoenix five

first_imgPBA IMAGESStarting out hot and finishing at boiling point, Alaska mowed down Phoenix Petroleum, 93-75, on Wednesday night as the Aces—who have never looked this good in almost two years—are now staring the PBA Philippine Cup leaders in the face and are making a case for a twice-to-beat privilege.Calvin Abueva didn’t just warm up this time. He came off the bench at Mall of Asia Arena to pump in 21 points that went with 14 rebounds and four steals in 25 minutes and lead a hardnosed defensive stand by Alaska that starved the Fuel Masters to a franchise low total at the half.ADVERTISEMENT JRU boosts Final Four bid The Aces clamped down hard and gave up 24 points in the first two periods, and when the Fuel Masters tried making a game out of it in the fourth quarter by coming to within 14, Alaska scooted away for good on the way to rising to 5-2 and solo third.Only San Miguel Beer and Magnolia are better with 5-1 slates, though the Beermen and the Hotshots are sure to part ways as they still have to face each other later on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPhoenix couldn’t find the same game it dished out in upsetting Barangay Ginebra last week and slipped to 3-4.“We gave up 24 (first half) points. If I can find a way to bottle that, I’d be a millionaire,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said with a smile, marveling at the great job they did on Phoenix’s offense. “It was one of those halves where our defense had a lot of teeth.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meanwhile, Commissioner Willie Marcial suspended the referees who worked the Barangay Ginebra-San Miguel Beer game last Sunday because of the confusion that marred the final 4.6 seconds of a 100-96 Kings victory.Three referees got one-week suspensions each while a fourth one was slapped a three-week ban even as Marcial also suspended the game barker and a table official for failing to spot the error that led to San Miguel’s Chris Ross taking a free throw instead of Chico Lanete.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chris Banchero led the Aces with 22 and three more tossed in 10 each in a balanced scoring attack that Compton counterpart Louie Alas could not find.Matthew Wright was bottled up the whole night and struggled to finish with 16 points—all of them coming from close range—as the Aces never allowed him to settle into a groove from the perimeter. He was 0-for-6 from beyond the arc.Pushed to the wall by an enemy taken lightly by almost everyone, TNT KaTropa did enough to avoid a laughable upset in the other game.“I didn’t see that they gave their best today,” coach Nash Racela said of his Texters, who barely nosed out cellar-dwelling KIA Picanto, 90-85, to climb to the upper half of the 12-team pack.It took two RR Garcia baskets inside the dying minutes for the Texters to pull this one out of the fire and rise to 4-3 for fourth place at the moment, as Racela stayed on target for at least a top-six finish.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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Portland’s CJ McCollum joins the 50-point club

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew McCollum’s feat came a day after James Harden had 60 in a triple-double that led the Rockets over the Orlando Magic, 114-107.It also helped the Blazers (29-22) to their fourth straight overall victory (the first four-game winning streak of the season) and eighth straight win at home. Portland rests in sixth place in the Western Conference and appears poised to make a second-half push for playoff position.It was clear McCollum was on his game from the start. He scored a franchise-record 28 points in the first quarter alone — besting Lillard’s previous record by a basket — including four 3-pointers. It was the most points scored in a quarter in the league this season.He punctuated the first half with a dunk, finishing the half with 32 points as the Blazers went into the break with a 67-44 lead.“Once he hit a couple of those tough ones, I was like, I mean I recognize that feeling and I saw the rhythm that he was playing with. At that point, it was just my job to make sure he got the ball in his hands as many times as possible,” Lillard said.After he sat down at the end of the third quarter, McCollum smiled when the crowd chanted his name.“I was thinking, I hope I don’t have to go back in,” McCollum said. “That means we’re not playing the way we should be playing. There was a lot of love tonight, and I appreciate it.”McCollum joined an elite group of 50-point Blazers: Lillard, Damon Stoudamire, Brandon Roy, Andre Miller, Clyde Drexler and Geoff Petrie.But what made it most special for McCollum was one face in the crowd. McCollum’s 92-year-old great aunt was visiting Portland for the first time and was at the game.He planned to celebrate with her afterward. “A lot of the elite players score 50 points, that’s just the way it is,” McCollum said. “It shows you are a really unique scorer and have a lot of abilities.”McCollum sat in the fourth quarter for obvious reasons: The game was already a rout, and risking injury in a blowout was foolhardy. Sportsmanship comes into play, too.“At that point it was a 20-, 21-point lead? You don’t want no bad karma,” said teammate Damian Lillard, who holds the franchise record with a 59-point game last season. “I was thinking about that last year when I was in Miami, I had 49, and there was a couple seconds left and something happened where I could have gone over 50, and I was like, I’d rather take 49 the right way than go out there and force 50 and something bad happens.”But even so, some of his teammates wished the show could go on.“I wanted to see him score more,” Shabazz Napier said. “That’s just me being selfish, though.”ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak For McCollum, 50 points was enough.The Blazers guard’s final tally in the 124-108 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday night was a career high. So were his 18 field goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMcCollum also became just the second NBA player in history to score 50 or more points in less than 30 minutes , joining Golden State’s Klay Thompson. Overall, he’s the sixth player to hit the milestone this season.He acknowledged afterward that reaching the 50-point plateau was special. And indeed when he left the Moda Center, he had the game ball tucked under his arm. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum reacts after making a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. McCollum scored 28 points in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — A smile crossed CJ McCollum’s face in the fourth quarter as he sat on the bench and the hometown crowd chanted “We Want CJ!”McCollum had already collected a milestone 50 points in the game against the Chicago Bulls. The crowd wanted more.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “She’s a soldier,” he said. “She’s going to have some wine with me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lakers rookie Ball to miss at least two more games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: Ateneo comes out ‘stronger’ after offcourt issues

first_imgMOST READ “With that comes very good character that allowed us to overcome everything that passed and that tried to bring us down. I think we handled the situation very well and I think we’re a lot stronger in terms of our morals and character,” added De Leon.And with their offcourt troubles resolved, the Lady Eagles will now look to overcome the departures of Morado, Michelle Morente, and Kim Gequillana who helped lead Ateneo to a 12-2 finish in Season 79.It now falls on the guidance of Madayag and De Leon to help propel a young team to a championship, the hardware Ateneo has searched for the past two years and avenge their two straight Finals losses to La Salle.“The team is so young, and a lot of us don’t have as much experience as the others. It’s going to take a lot of work,” said De Leon whose team lost six players after Season 79.“The team’s going to play its game, the usual happy, heart strong,” said Madayag. “We’ll just give our best in every game and no matter what happens we know that we did our best.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak When Alyssa Valdez left Ateneo, captain Jia Morado was able to steady the ship amid uncertainties that comes with the departure of the team’s long time star.But now that Morado is gone as well, it’s time for the younger start to step up to the plate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd the leadership of captain Maddie Madayag and veteran middle blocker Bea De Leon was immediately put to test a few months before 2017 ended.Back in October, then-Ateneo team manager Tony Boy Liao, who has been replaced by Lorenzo Veracruz, revealed that Bundit was not asked to report anymore to the Katipunan campus. Head coach: Tai BunditLast season: 12-2 (no.1 seed, runner-up finish)Key holdovers: Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, Jho MaraguinotKey losses: Jia Morado, Michelle Morente, Kim GequillanaADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year But a shakeup in the team’s internal staff eventually resolved the issue, with Bundit set to resume his head coaching duties for another year.“After everything that happened, it made the team stronger,” said Madayag. “We got through that phase. Every team has its problems and it just differs on how people respond to them. We faced our problems and that was made us stronger.”“We just have to trust the process, trust everyone on the team, and trust the coaches,” added Madayag.De Leon, who has been a vocal leader of Ateneo since Season 79, echoed her captain’s statements.“The measure of a good team is how you deal with things when they don’t go your way,” said De Leon. “The one thing that I’m really proud of about is when you look at these individuals they’re very good-hearted people.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Rivero brothers out of Green Archers Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

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Rondina admits UST lacked composure in 5-set loss to DLSU

first_imgAnd she’s just getting started.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak After that little spurt, UST would then give up three straight points due to errors for a 13-8 La Salle lead.Tin Tiamzon then, put the Lady Spikers on match point, 14-8, before a team block against Rondina sealed the win.READ: ‘Before there was Alyssa, now there’s Rondina’Rondina scored a game-high 28 points and the energetic Cebuana said all her efforts, despite going down the drain following the loss, were for UST.“What I did, I did it for UST,” said Rondina who is in her fourth year in the league. “I wanted to prove this since my first year because when I got to UST I said that I won’t ever let the school down.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gassiev knocks out Dorticos in cruiserweight unification bout LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed READ: La Salle outlasts UST in thrillerCherry Rondina said UST failed to display the composure needed to take the win in such a closely-contested game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We need that attitude where we would really want to win the game especially if it was that close,” said Rondina in Filipino.When La Salle raced to a 10-5 lead in the fifth set, UST answered with three straight points to cut the lead to 10-8 but that proved to be the Golden Tigresses’ last hoorah. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER/netFor all the guts and determination University of Santo Tomas showed in its five-set match against De La Salle, it still wasn’t enough as the defending champion still walked out of Mall of Asia Arena with the victory.The Golden Tigresses managed to push the Lady Spikers to their limits in their epic five-setter in the opening day of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament but La Salle ultimately held on for a 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 2

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Cobb, in one game, etched her own chapter in La Salle history when she scored three straight service aces to bury the Lady Maroons in as many sets, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24. La Salle improved to 2-0, and in the lone game the Lady Spikers played this week Cobb had 10 points, seven service aces, and 32 excellent sets.Jema Galanza. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net3. Jema Galanza (Adamson University, outside hitter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1 Jema Galanza was subpar in Adamson University’s season-opener in a25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13 loss to NU.The charming Galanza, who played her first game after her right ankle injury in the offseason, scored just six points that barely inspired her teammates to battle back against the Lady Bulldogs.Adamson’s skipper dutifully made up for it in an upset win over Far Eastern University, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-12, that saw her erupt for 26 points.To put things in perspective, Galanza’s 26 points is the second-highest scoring output, tied with Santiago against Ateneo, so far this season. Adamson, now at 1-1, is now on pace to exceed its record from last year as the Lady Falcons didn’t get their first victory in Season 79 up until the final game of the eliminations.  Go for Gold halts two-game skid, turns back Perpetual Help Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Jasmine Nabor is the Robin to Santiago’s Batman.Santiago, for all her prowess, still needs someone to toss her the ball and that’s what Nabor has done with the greatest of ease so far in this tournament.It’s almost an automatic point for NU whenever the two stars connect and Nabor, for this week, averaged 34.5 excellent sets helping the Lady Bulldogs go undefeated in their two games in Week 2.Nabor is also no pushover when it comes to crossing the ball to the other side of the floor as the playmaker averages seven points a game.Dani Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net4. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Last week: No. 7Weeks on list: 2Cherry Rondina just became the “What if?” player of this week.UST split its two games this week and is now at 1-2 overall, but what if the Golden Tigresses won both games? The answer, Rondina could’ve been the No.1 player.Rondina is utterly unstoppable this season and she has scored the most points this season, 70, and the most points in a single game, 28 in UST’s season-opener in Week 1.The Cherry Bomb does not have the same efficiency as Santiago, Rondina is at 42 percent in her spiking conversion, but UST’s skipper knows how to put points on the board.5. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)Last week: No.6Weeks on list: 2 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s been just two weeks but it doesn’t mean drama hasn’t already shaped on the surface of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.National University and defending champion De La Salle are unblemished after five match days, Ateneo managed to escape a winless week, and University of Santo Tomas has stumbled into a rough path due to injuries to Rica Rivera and Milena Alessandrini. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEnough introductions, here are the seven best players of Week 2.READ: Week 1 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 7. Dani Ravena (Ateneo de Manila University, libero)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1Before the start of the season, Ateneo was yet to see who among its four liberos will be the starter or main defensive anchor.First it was Jenelle Lo, who got the nod in the season opener, but for the past two games the role was passed to Dani Ravena. View comments And Ravena has slowly proven that she can become Ateneo’s backbone on the defensive end.Ateneo won its first game this season, 1-2 so far in the tournament, and it was thanks to no small part to Ravena’s play.Ravena registered 13 excellent digs and 10 receptions in the Lady Eagles’ victory over UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net1. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Last week: No. 3Weeks on list: 2 It’s hard to argue with perfection, and NU has been nothing but perfect heading into the season.In the middle, literally, of the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 start is their towering captain Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT And in the two NU wins this week, Santiago has been nothing short of spectacular averaging 24.5 points a game and becoming the second leading scorer in the league in terms of total output.Not only is Santiago scoring at a high rate, she’s doing it at an efficient way converting 53 percent of her spikes.And if Santiago was a mere “what if?” in last week’s rankings after producing just 16 points, she proved that it’s just a flick of the switch to turn her passivity to offensive volatility.Michelle Cobb. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net2. Michelle Cobb (De La Salle University, setter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1A player with a narrative attached to her name is always a terrific story angle, and Michelle Cobb is just that.The 18-year-old Cobb became the unsuspecting heir to one of La Salle’s greatest players ever.From the moment Cobb was named the starting setter for the defending champions, she immediately drew comparisons to Kim Fajardo. And in the Lady Spikers’ shutout win over University of the Philippines, Cobb wanted everyone to know she will make her own legacy through her own style and through, as fate would have it, heroism. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson From offense, let’s switch things to defense. Dawn Macandili is undoubtedly the best libero in the UAAP right now.Her mere presence alone changes offensive schemes opposing teams have planned for against La Salle, and Macandili’s uncanny intimidation was on display when the Lady Spikers took on the Lady Maroons.UP almost made a conscious effort to target everybody except Macandili during its serves.It was Desiree Cheng who registered the most excellent receptions for La Salle with seven and Macandili’s name didn’t even pop up in the reception box. What the Lady Maroons didn’t escape though was Macandili’s constant movement as La Salle’s defensive dynamo tallied 17 excellent digs.Macandili’s motor was in overdrive against UP that she even ducked underneath the net, crossing over to UP’s side of the floor just to keep the ball in play.Jasmine Nabor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net6. Jasmine Nabor (National University, setter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1last_img read more

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