Philippines bows to South Korea, drops to 9th place match

first_imgNCAA: St. Benilde cuts down Arellano, doubles win total from Season 93 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the Filipinas, with almost half of their Asian Games lineup changed, put up a bg fight, keeping the second set very close before snatching it all the way via rousing hits by Alyssa Valdez, Cha Cruz and Aiza Pontillas.Stung by the set loss, the Koreans unleashed their wrath in the third set, slamming the Philippine end of the court with a conplex offensive rotation anchored on Yerim Go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRefusing to give up the Philippines tried to breath down Korea’s next in the fourth, closing in to 18-19 on Aby Marano’s service ace.But the Koreans would have none of it and delivered the killer blows to score the victory. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Now the Philippines will fight for 9th place against a still undetermined opponent on Saturday to close out its campaign.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 MOST READ Photo from AVC FacebookNAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand — The Philippines fought toe to toe against world class South Korea until lack of familiarity and exposure eventually showed, yielding a 25-13, 24-26, 25-7, 25-21 decision Friday in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup here.Though missing its superstar Kim Yeon Kuong, Korea still packed a solid lineup bolstered by its intention to salvage fifth place after getting booted out of the semifinals by Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Giggs set for SHOCK Man United exit, Real Madrid plot £75m Hazard swoop – GOSSIP

first_img1 Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, June 30 Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Ryan Giggs is set to end his 29-year Manchester United career after rejecting the offer of a reduced coaching role under new manager Jose Mourinho. It is claimed the Red Devils have gone back on an agreement to give him the top job after he served under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. (Daily Mail)Arsenal believe Arsene Wenger will dismiss the FA’s interest in making him their new England manager to stay on at the Emirates. (The Sun)Meanwhile, former PSG boss Laurent Blanc has emerged as a serious contender for the England job (Daily Mirror), and Luiz Felipe Scolari also reportedly wants to be considered. (Daily Mail)Real Madrid could make a £75million move for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard by offering striker Alvaro Morata, plus £40m. (Daily Mirror)The Spanish giants also want to sign Leicester and France midfielder N’Golo Kante. (Marca)Manchester City could swap striker Wilfried Bony for Everton defender John Stones, if the Merseyside club sell Romelu Lukaku. (The Sun)Chelsea are expected to now abandon their plan to re-sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, after closing in on in-demand 22-year-old Marseille frontman Michy Batshuayi for £33.2m. (Daily Star)Liverpool have told Crystal Palace they will have to pay £30m to sign Christian Benteke this summer. (Daily Telegraph)Meanwhile, Slovakian centre-back Martin Skrtel is set to complete his move from the Reds to Turkish side Fenerbahce this week. (Liverpool Echo)Tottenham and Leicester are among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurdsson from Russian club FC Krasnodar. (The Guardian)Norwich have made an approach to sign Scotland striker Steven Fletcher on a free transfer when his Sunderland contract expires next week. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest headlines…?EXCLUSIVE: FA chief Martin Glenn tells talkSPORT he’s not bothered about nationality of next England manager‘Rio Ferdinand has a lot to offer England’ – Former FA executive Adrian Bevington tips ex-defender for Three Lions coaching roleLISTEN: Terry Butcher’s damning verdict on England’s Euro 2016 humiliation at hands of IcelandCrystal Palace leading the race to sign Newcastle United star Andros Townsend – talkSPORT sourcesLiverpool FC transfer news: Fenerbahce confirm deal for Reds defender Martin Skrtel ‘almost done’‘If Antonio Conte calls, we’ll fly to Chelsea’ – Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent says Sunderland midfielder would be keen on Blues switchTransfer report: James Rodriguez eyeing Premier League switch as Chelsea and Manchester City consider movesTransfer report: Tottenham joined by French giants Paris Saint-Germain in battle for Dutch striker Vincent JanssenGonzalo Higuain’s agent puts Arsenal and Liverpool on red alert by announcing striker will NOT sign new Napoli dealManchester United to discover by Sunday whether Borussia Dortmund will accept £26m Henrikh Mkhitaryan offerlast_img read more