This time, Montalbo plays hero for La Salle vs Ateneo

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The Bacolod native said atoning for his costly turnover in the first duel was the least of his concerns.“I wasn’t thinking of making up for that (mistake). I just want to play my game and be aggressive,” he said after winging up with six points, three rebounds, and three assists.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“Coach told me to calm down. Eventually, I did,” he said. “Coach called for a play, didn’t see anyone open because they were denying, and I saw the lane and took what the defense gave me.”It also helps that Ayo continues to trust Montalbo and that faith allows the fourth-year guard to play his usual game. “To have a coach like that really means a lot for the confidence level of one player. If you’re open, you can take the shot. If you’re free take it. Whoever deserves to be on the court will play. Even if I’m on the bench or on the court, I’ll do my best,” he said.La Salle heads to the Final Four with a twice-to-beat advantage against No. 4 Adamson and Montalbo said the team is right where it wants to be.“We’re really confident. Hopefully, we’ll peak on time. It ain’t over until it’s over and we won’t stop until we get that crown,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No sweep: La Salle takes down top seed Ateneo Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kib Montalbo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast time La Salle and Ateneo met, Kib Montalbo lost the ball on the inbounds play which led to the Blue Eagles taking a 76-75 victory in the first round.On Sunday, Montalbo was the hero after drilling the go-ahead floater with 40.3 seconds left in the Green Archers’ 79-76 win abd deal the Blue Eagles their first defeat of UAAP Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Wozniacki’s long, hard road back to the top

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending 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 Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “All I could tell myself was: ‘You know what, you’ve given it everything you have. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen’.”She went into the US Open in 2016 at a lowly 74th in the world, but with her desire undiminished. “I think just I’d been through a lot of injuries at that point,” the 27-year-old reflected.“Then you start losing to some players who you’re not really thinking you should lose to. It’s frustrating. I was, like, hoping eventually it’s going to turn around.”– ‘It’s surreal’ –ADVERTISEMENT Unseeded, she reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows that year, losing to eventual champion Angelique Kerber, and it kickstarted her climb back up the rankings.WTA titles at Tokyo and Hong Kong followed in the next two months and she ended the 2016 back in the top 20. “Since then I’ve been playing really consistent and really well,” she said. In 2017 the resurgence continued and she reached six finals, eventually getting over the finish line by retaining her Pan-Pacific title in Tokyo in September. Her biggest win followed at the WTA Tour finals in November — that was until Saturday in Melbourne. “Being here tonight as a Grand Slam champion, Australian Open champion, it’s very special,” she said.Wozniacki became the first Dane to win a Grand Slam and moved behind only Jana Novotna (45), Marion Bartoli (47) and Flavia Pennetta (49) for the most major appearances before claiming one. It is 12 years since Wozniacki first came to notice, winning junior Wimbledon. A first Grand Slam final defeat came against Kim Clijsters in New York in 2009 and on October 11, 2010 she became world number one for the first time.Even if she hadn’t won on Saturday, Wozniacki said she would be able to hold her head high. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH An epic 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 win against Simona Halep in a near-three hour match in brutal heat and humidity also elevated her back to the top of the world rankings after a six-year hiatus, the longest gap in history between spells at the top.“Honestly, nobody knows how much work, dedication you put into it,” she told reporters with the winner’s Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy by her side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFollowing Wozniacki’s second Slam final in New York in 2014, where she lost to Serena Williams, her fitness and form went on the slide. Many observers believed she was finished and would retire, but the determined Dane had other ideas. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Caroline Wozniacki said “nobody knows” how much hard work and sheer guts she had to put in before realising her Grand Slam dream.Twelve years, 67 weeks at world number one, 149 Grand Slam matches, three major finals and countless disappointments were all made worthwhile on Saturday night when she was crowned Australian Open champion.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img “To be honest with you, regardless, I think I’ve had an incredible career. The end of the day, I think a lot of people would like to be in my position,” she said. “Obviously adding a Grand Slam to my CV is what caps it off.”And she revealed she had received a royal seal of approval for the victory.“I’ve heard from the (Danish) royal family — they’ve congratulated me, they were very thrilled for me,” she said as she paraded her new trophy in Melbourne’s botanical gardens on Sunday morning.“It’s still pretty surreal. It’s been a crazy last 10 hours or so. I think I’m overwhelmed, I had an hour and a half sleep last night,” she added. NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian rolls to 4th straight win View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

Rondina asserts authority in UST’s closeout of UE

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I told my teammates to play the right way, we should never relax because if UE comes to life it will be difficult for us to win,” said Rondina in Filipino.Rondina, though, took it upon herself to end UE’s comeback and drilled one straight to the middle of the Lady Warriors’ defense ending the match at 25-17, 25-15, 25-21.The win marked UST’s first after losing in five sets to defending champion De La Salle in the opening day of the tournament.“I took it upon myself to finish the game, I advised the that we should never relax if we want to finish the game as early as we can,” said Rondina who finished with 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT Up until the third set, the Golden Tigresses firmly had their claws on the jugular of the Lady Warriors in their UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament matchup at Filoil Flying V Centre.UST was a point away from seal the quick win at 24-19 but UE still manage to scored two straight to cut the deficit to pull within three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA couple more UE points could’ve extended the match, but Rondina was determined to send a message and end the affair in three sets.READ: UST recovers from opening day loss, blanks UE for first win MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cherry Rondina made sure University of the East never scored one set against University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Wright delivers as Phoenix clips TNT Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Russian fans proudly flying flag at Olympics despite ban

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Russian supporters wait before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between Slovakia and the team from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ilya Kovalchuk has a rule for any fans wanting an Olympic selfie — put the Russian flag away.The forward for the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” hockey team is worried about breaking International Olympic Committee sanctions imposed on Russia after its Sochi doping scandal. Athletes compete in neutral uniforms and have to sign a document saying they won’t protest the ruling that turned Team Russia into OAR.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wind chaos injures 16 at weather-hit Pyeongchang Games Read Next “We won’t chase (fans) away” if they’re carrying Russian flags, Kovalchuk said Tuesday. “If there’s an IOC rule then we’ll talk to them, explain it and take a photograph without the flag.”In the stands, though, Russian fans can be as patriotic as they like.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThey’ve been a loud and proud presence at events like hockey, biathlon and figure skating, wrapped in flags and chanting in Russian. Many say they want to dress up to compensate for their athletes’ drab neutral uniforms.The fans made the half-full Gangneung Hockey Center ring with chants during the Russian hockey team’s opening game against Slovakia on Wednesday but were left disappointed in defeat. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers A line of Russian women danced with pompoms, a Soviet flag flew and South Koreans lined up for selfies with a man dressed in a bear costume. “Russia is a big country and a great power,” read the inscription on one Russian flag.“We’re shouting so much that our voices are going,” said a fan who identified himself only as Andrei. “We’re just devoting ourselves to it and supporting our athletes, because there’s not so many people here from our country.”Many fans wore replicas of the Olympic uniform Russians had been due to wear before the IOC punishment came down in December.Andrei Savinov, a 53-year-old from Moscow who deals in wood, hunted for souvenirs at the Olympic Park with his wife, both decked out in Russian uniforms from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.“We bought the uniform specially so that Russianness is at least visible somehow,” said Savinov. The couple bought Olympic tickets hoping to see Russian medals in the speedskating, but top skaters Denis Yuskov and Pavel Kulizhnikov were banned by the IOC.ADVERTISEMENT “Yuskov and Kulizhnikov were important. They were real gold medals,” said Savinov, who’s now planning to watch hockey and looking for spare tickets to other events.With some of the best Russians at home, many Pyeongchang winners aren’t real champions, his wife Olga Savinova argued. “I think it reduces the level of competition,” she said. “They won’t feel like real, absolute winners. It’s sporting competition, a festival, and people had been preparing for it all their lives.”Their opinions are echoed by the Russian government, including President Vladimir Putin, who presents Russian doping scandals as a U.S.-led attempt to weaken an Olympic rival.Russian fans tend to buy tickets together, organizing themselves into noisy cheering sections. Many fly flags with the names of their home cities — often places in the Far East like Vladivostok, a short flight to South Korea — and wear merchandise emblazoned with the slogan “Russia in my heart,” which is being distributed by a Russian hospitality house just off the Gangneung seafront.“Russia in my heart” started as a patriotic statement by hockey players at an exhibition tournament in December but soon took on wider political meaning on when the hockey players presented Putin with a signed jersey bearing the slogan.That was swiftly followed by a “Russia in my Heart” rally just off Red Square — part-pep rally, part-concert, with speakers railing against the IOC decision and Western economic sanctions, talking up Russia’s military intervention in Syria and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany by Soviet forces in the Battle of Stalingrad.The climax came when biathlete Anton Shipulin, barred from the Pyeongchang Games by the IOC, ran the Russian flag up a pole as the anthem played. If “Olympic Athletes from Russia” win gold in Pyeongchang, they’ll get the Olympic flag and Olympic anthem.“After the Olympics we’re going to raise flags and we’ll listen to our Russian anthem,” Shipulin said. “The army of fans, our whole country supporting us. That means a lot and it’s a great honor for us. And for us it’s already half of the victory.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia PLAY LIST 02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:37Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 View commentslast_img read more

Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I don’t play here for numbers,” Pujols said this week after hitting No. 599. “My goal since Day One when I got to the big leagues was to help the organization that I wear the uniform of. At the end of my career, numbers are numbers. I think I’m going to have plenty of time, but my main goal is to try to win a championship here.“I’m aware of the history, don’t get me wrong. I respect it, but I think that’s kind of a distraction that I don’t want to bring into the game for me.”Pujols hit his 599th homer on Tuesday and then went through three straight homerless games. The slugger rarely acknowledges the importance of individual accomplishments, but his fellow Angels thought he clearly wanted to reach the milestone at home before they hit the road Monday.The Angels were excited, too: Mike Trout went to the ballpark right after having thumb surgery Wednesday because he wanted to see Pujols make history — and Trout has returned every night since.“It’s pretty incredible,” Trout said. “Each night he gets a hit or gets an RBI, he’s passing somebody. (On Thursday) he passed Babe Ruth in hits. I think that’s pretty special. It’s remarkable, his career so far. He’s got a lot of baseball left, but I think the biggest thing is 600. That’s special.”ADVERTISEMENT Pujols is in his sixth year with the Angels after beginning his career with 11 spectacular years in St. Louis. He became the youngest player to hit 250 homers and the first to hit 400 homers in his first 10 big-league seasons while with the Cardinals, and he is the only player ever to hit at least 30 homers in his first 12 big-league seasons.The three-time NL MVP has slowed in numerous ways since joining the Angels, who haven’t won a playoff game since giving him a $240 million free-agent contract in December 2011. Pujols doesn’t round the bases or play the field with his youthful vigor, but he still delivers solid pop at the plate as one of the majors’ top RBI producers.Pujols has homered in 37 different ballparks and against all 30 big-league teams, including the Cardinals. Santana is one of 386 pitchers to yield a homer to Pujols.Pujols is the majors’ active leader in homers by a long shot, and the 600-homer club might not get its next member for several years. Detroit’s 34-year-old Miguel Cabrera has 451 career homers, and the next-closest player under 34 years old is Milwaukee’s 33-year-old Ryan Braun with 292.“What Albert is about to do, it’s legendary,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before Friday’s game. “To be able to witness it is something special. You look around baseball, and the guys that have reached that plateau are few and far between, to say the least. It’s such a special journey. It doesn’t happen very often.”Pujols has hit 155 homers in nearly 5 1/2 seasons with the Angels, dropping well off the incredible pace established when he hit 445 homers in his 11 seasons with St. Louis. He hit at least 40 homers in six seasons with the Cardinals, but has done it only once for Los Angeles.Although he has made just one All-Star team with the Angels, Pujols has been a consistent offensive threat in Orange County when healthy, racking up 119 RBIs last season and ranking third in the AL with 38 RBIs entering Friday’s games. Injuries and age have forced the Angels to use the formerly above-average fielder largely as a designated hitter: He played only 28 games at first base last season and just four this year.“This guy is probably the toughest ballplayer I’ve ever seen,” Scioscia said. “To be able to go out there at maybe 50 percent and still be productive, what he means to the team in the dugout, in the clubhouse, you can see why he’s been a winner his whole career.” 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The milestone homer is the latest superlative in the 17-year career of Pujols, a 13th-round draft pick who became one of the greatest hitters of his generation.The 37-year-old Dominican slugger is the fourth-youngest player to hit 600 homers behind Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Pujols joins home run kings Barry Bonds and Aaron as the only players to hit 600 homers and 600 doubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPujols is the first player to hit his 600th homer since Jim Thome joined the club in August 2011. With his ninth homer this season, Pujols has joined the club with Bonds (762), Aaron (755), Ruth (714), Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630), Thome (612) and Sammy Sosa (609).He also became the first to hit a grand slam for No. 600. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols points after a balk by Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, California. APANAHEIM, California — Albert Pujols hit his 600th career homer on Saturday (Sunday Manila time), delivering a grand slam to become the ninth player in major league history to reach the mark.The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the fourth inning against Minnesota’s Ervin Santana, driving a high fly into the short left-field porch at Angel Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ablaza carries Batangas to solo second place

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Quarters: 19-27, 42-52, 81-67, 124-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cedrick Ablaza. PBA IMAGESCedrick Ablaza woke Batangas up from its first half slumber as it squashed Zark’s Burgers, 124-84, Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 26-year-old big man towed the Batangueños in the game-tilting 39-point third quarter eruption as he fired 14 of his 16 points in the frame, while also hauling down seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 Teng leads Flying V despite playing with flu LATEST STORIEScenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Zark’s Burgers could not sustain its first half assault as it dropped to a 1-5 record.Robby Celiz topped the Jawbreakers with 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists, while RR de Leon had 14 markers and six boards in the loss.The scores:BATANGAS 124 – Ablaza 16, Mendoza 16, Sedurifa 16, Anderson 14, De Joya 13, Mangabang 13, Laude 8, Ragasa 8, Bautista 7, Saitanan 5, Dela Pena 4, Mag-isa 2, Napoles 2.ZARK’S BURGERS 84 – Celiz 21, De Leon 14, Mangahas 12, Bautista 8, Ferrer 8, Sheriff 6, Cayabyab 4, Nalos 4, Argamino 3, Cariaga 3, Cudal 1, Juruena 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Dominating in the paint, Ablaza carried the load as Batangas fought back from what was once a 15-point deficit, 41-26, and take the commanding 81-67 advantage after the third canto.Joseph Sedurifa also added 16 markers, 15 boards, and seven assists to provide stability for the Batangueños, as the rest of the squad picked up the slack late.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEarvin Mendoza chipped in 16 points and four rebounds, Wilmar Anderson got 14 markers and eight boards, Cedric de Joya scattered 13 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, and Lucky Mangabang got 13 in the victory, which put Batangas at solo second place with its 4-1 card.“I challenged them and told them that we have to play the right way. It’s not right that we give up 52 in the first half, so we really challenged them to do the right plays,” said coach Eric Gonzales. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View commentslast_img read more

Amanda Nunes cites sinusitis for skipping fight at UFC 213

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Amanda Nunes poses during the UFC 213 ceremonial weigh-ins, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. APUFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes blamed chronic sinusitis for her decision to drop out of her title defense at UFC 213 with just a few hours’ notice.Nunes revealed her condition in postings Sunday on Twitter and Instagram. Nunes made a trip to the hospital on Saturday and decided not to fight later that night, infuriating the UFC and opponent Valentina Shevchenko.ADVERTISEMENT 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 China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Alaska, NLEX open Govs’ cup “The fight is being rescheduled,” Nunes wrote. “I still want this fight. I still want this opponent.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Robert Whittaker won the interim middleweight title with an entertaining unanimous decision over Yoel Romero in the new main event of UFC 213.White was frustrated by Nunes’ unwillingness to fight despite having no major injury and being medically cleared to compete. White claimed he won’t book Nunes as a main event in the future, and although he once said the same about former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who is headlining UFC 214 in Anaheim on July 29.“You can’t make anybody fight,” White said Saturday night. “(Nunes) just said, ‘I don’t feel right. I don’t feel good.’ I think that it was 90 percent mental and maybe 10 percent physical.”Nunes claimed the 135-pound title by beating Miesha Tate last July, and she defended it with a first-round stoppage of Rousey in December.Nunes’ fight with Shevchenko could be rescheduled for UFC 215 in Edmonton in September. Both fighters have been offered the new date, but a deal hasn’t been finalized.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nunes, who beat Ronda Rousey in her last bout, said she felt out of breath during her weight cut. She also “felt off balance from the pressure in my sinuses. I was not feeling well enough to risk getting punched in the head with such pressure.”“I have never pulled out of a fight before,” Nunes wrote. “I am sorry to all my fans that came out to see me. I’ll make it up to you the next time I step in the cage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsUFC President Dana White and Shevchenko sharply criticized Nunes for her decision, which forced the promotion to scrap the main event of its pay-per-view show. Shevchenko ripped Nunes for attempting a drastic weight cut, making her more susceptible to illness and many other health problems.“You can’t just say, ‘I don’t want to fight,’” Shevchenko said. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Ateneo snatches top spot, FEU humbles La Salle in men’s PVL

first_imgAteneo took down University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, to earn the top seed in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles continued their win streak and improved to 3-0 while the Growling Tigers slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 17 points while Ishmael Rivera added 10.Joshua Umandal had 10 points to lead the Tigers who struggled in the offensive converting just 27 of its 93 spike attempts.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 openingIn the second game, Far Eastern University bounced back after losing the third set and dropped De La Salle, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, to take its second win.The Tamaraws are now at 2-1 to tie UST at the second spot while La Salle dropped to 1-2. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Better competition key to Kai Sotto’s improvement, says Uichicocenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Mark Detablan had 17 points to lead FEU while getting ample support from three of his teammates.Redijohn Paler and Richardo Solis had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Tamaraws while substitute Jude Garcia added 11.Arjay Onia had a game-high 19 points to lead the Green Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Jacobs, Prince take Warriors to win over CD Stags

first_imgOpeners Davey Jacobs and Ashwell Prince shared a 147-run partnership off just 94 balls to help Warriors beat Central Districts by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group A match here today.After Central Districts opted to bat, Warriors restricted them to 175 for three in 20 overs and then chased down the target with five balls to spare at the St George’s Park.Skipper Jacobs (74) and Prince (64) laid the foundation for Warriors’ successful run-chase.With three wins in as many matches, Warriors have now virtually progressed to the semifinal, while Central Districts who have failed to win even a single match in the tournament, have been eliminated from the race for a final-four berth.Chasing 175 to win, Warriors started aggressively and reached 50-mark in just five overs, with Jacobs and Prince smashing the Districts’ bowlers.Jacobs clobbered two fours off Micheal Mason in the first over of their innings and then hit Adam Milne for a four and a six in the very next over.Pacer Doug Bracewell was then brought into attack but was proved expensive as Jacobs hit two fours and two sixes to accumulate 21 runs.George Worker and Mason tried to slow down the run-rate but skipper Jacobs was simply unstoppable as he blasted a four and a six in the eighth over to score 13 runs.Jacobs took his side across the 100-run mark by hitting a six off Bracewell in the 10th over to add to the frustration of Districts’ bowlers.Boundaries flew thick and fast as Jacobs and Prince dealt only in fours and sixes to take their side closer to target, scoring another 45 runs in the five overs to make the scoreline read 145 for no loss in 15 overs.advertisementWith no option left, Districts captain Jamie How gave the ball to part-timer Kieran Noema-Barnett.Barnett justified the decision by removing Jacobs, whose ambitious shot found Mason near the rope. Jacobs struck five fours and six sixes in his 47-ball stay.In the 18th over, Bracewell got rid off other opener Prince, who finally hold out to Peter Ingram at mid wicket.Looking for a six, Prince ended up giving a straight catch to Ingram as Districts fought back, reducing Warriors to 151 for three in 17 overs.Needing 25 runs from 18 balls, new man Craig Thyssen hit two fours and a six off Bracewell to again swung the match in Warriors’ favour.In the 19th over, Thyssen smashed a huge six and a four off Noema-Barnett to take his side inside the victory lap. But just as he was getting prepared to finish the match, Thyssen fell to Noema-Barnett.Experienced Mark Boucher then came in and completed the formalities with a huge six off Bracewell on the first ball of the last over, while Johan Botha remained unconquered.Warriors scored 181 for four in 19.1 overs.Earlier, captain and opener How cracked a strokeful 88 to help Central Districts reach 175 for three after the side were reduced to 76 for three in 10 overs.How blasted a 55-ball 88, bejewelled with 12 fours and three sixes, while Noema-Barnett (53 n.o.) and Brad Patton (24) made some useful contributions to help the Districts cross the 150-mark.Districts paid the price for their sloppy fielding and pathetic bowling to succumb to their third defeat in as many matches.Young batsman Brad Patton gave his captain able support with a patient 27-ball 24 as the duo shared 64-runs from 38 balls to take the Districts score past 50.How clobbered four fours off Theron in the second over and three fours off Tsotsobe in the third over of the innings to accumulate 28 runs.After a brief lull, How took South African pacer Makhaya Ntini to task this time, hitting him for three fours in the sixth over.Warriors introduced their experienced spinner Nicky Boje in the seventh over and the gamble worked as the off-spinner caught Patton in front of the stumps to make the score 64 for two.Patton, who was looking dangerous in the company of his captain, struck five fours in his brief innings.Mathew Sinclair next came in to support his captain, but the experienced right-hander lasted only nine balls.Botha pitched the ball in the middle which turned and found Sinclair (6) plumb in front of the stumps.Noema-Barnett, who came in after Sinclair’s departure, joined How and blasted Justin Kreusch for a six in the 14th over to keep the scoreboard ticking.Both How and Barnett accelerated in the end to accumulate 70 runs in the last six overs, mostly dealing in fours and sixes but 175 later proved insufficient.last_img read more

October 7: Today’s events

first_imgARCHERYMORNING: 9 am to 10.55 amWomen team: Compound (final)AFTERNOON: 2 pm to 3.55 pmWomen team: Compound (final)ATHLETICSMORNING: 10 am to 12.15 pmMen: Decathlon; high jump (qualifying); hammer throw (qualifying); 400m (heats) Women: 1,500m (heats)EVENING: 5.30 pm to 8.15 pmMen: Decathlon; shot put (final); 100m (final) Women: Hammer throw (final); 400m; 100m (final)BADMINTONMORNING: 11 am to 3 pmMixed team event (quarter-finals)EVENING: 7 pm to 11 pmMixed team event (semi-finals)BOXINGAFTERNOON: 1 pm to 5 pmLight flyweight; bantamweightEVENING: 6.30 pm to 10.30 pmLight welterweight; MiddleweightCYCLING TRACKMORNING SESSION: 11 am to 5.30 pmWomen: 10 km scratch race (final); sprint (final). Men: Sprint (final); 4,000m team pursuit (final); 20-km scratch raceGYMNASTICS (Artistic)EVENING: 5 pm to 8 pmWomen: Vault (final); uneven bars (final) Men: Floor (final); pommel horse (final); rings (final)HOCKEYMORNING: 11 am to 2.30 pmWomen’s: Scotland vs Trinidad & Tobago; Malaysia vs Wales.EVENING: 4 pm to 7.30 pmMen: Canada vs England; India vs AustraliaSHOOTINGCLAY TARGETMORNING: 10 am to 5.30 pmMen: Double trap singles (final)PISTOL & SMALL BOREMORNING: 9 am to 3.15 pmMen: 10m air pistol pairs (final); 25m rapid fire pistol pairs (final); 10m air pistol singles. Women: 50m Rifle 3 positions (final); 25m rapid fire pistol pairs, 50m Rifle 3 positions singlesSQUASHAFTERNOON: 1 pm to 4 pmMen’s: Consolation plate singles (semis); classic plate singles (semis), singles semis). Women’s: Consolation plate singles (semis); plate singles (semis), classic plate singles (semis); singles (semis)EVENING: 6 pm to 9 pmMen’s: Plate singles (semis); plate singles (semis); singles (semis). Women: Singles (semis)SWIMMING/SYNCHRONISEDMORNING: 8.30 am to 6.01 pmMen’s: 400m individual medley (heats); 50m breaststroke (semi-final); 100m freestyle (final); 100m backstroke (semi-final); 100m butterfly (semifinal); 400m individual medley (final).Women: 100m butterfly (final); 50m backstroke (semi-final); 100m breaststroke (semi-final); 50m freestyle (semi-final); 800m freestyle (final); solo free routine (final); duet free routine (final)advertisementTABLE TENNISMORNING: 9.30 am to 2.30 pmWomen’s team event (semi-finals)Men’s team event (quarter-finals)EVENING SESSION: 4 pm to 9 pmWomen’s team event (semi-finals)Men’s team event (quarter-finals)TENNISMORNING: 10 am to3 pmMixed doubles (semis). Women’s: (quarters); doubles (quarters)Men’s: Singles (quarters); doubles (quarters)AFTERNOON: 5 pm to 10 pmMixed doubles (semis). Women’s: Singles (quarters); doubles (quarters).Men’s: Singles (quarters); doubles (quarters)WEIGHTLIFTINGAFTERNOON: 2 pm to 4.30 pmMen’s 77kgEVENING: 6.30 pm to 9 pmWomen’s 63kgWRESTLINGEVENING: 4.30pm to 7.30pmWomen’s: Freestyle48kg, 55kg, 63kg, 72kglast_img read more