Adamson, FEU dispute finals slot

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president It’s something Adamson coach Airess Padda was all too familiar with: That sinking feeling as the Lady Falcons were throwing away points on errors and were simply not doing their job.For six games into the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference, the outspoken American mentor thought the last UAAP season was all behind them.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “Because they’ve been losing for so long, now that they’re winning, it’s almost like they have a chip on their shoulder and tonight we got knocked down,” said Padda on Saturday after Far Eastern University equalized their PVL semifinal series with a 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11 win in Game 2.On that night, the Lady Falcons committed 43 errors against the Lady Tamaraws’ 29.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“You’re not gonna be able to win a match like that,” added Padda, noting that FEU also out-attacked Adamson, 61-52.Now the erstwhile unbeaten Adamson fight in a no-tomorrow duel against driven FEU on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Winner in the 6:30 p.m. match will have the unenviable right to challenge the juggernaut that is National University for the championship.FEU coach George Pascua must look for other options as team captain Bernadeth Pons is out, opting to banner the Lady Tams’ UAAP beach volleyball bid with Kyla Atienza.In the men’s side, Ateneo and UST also duel for the other finals seat at 3:30 p.m. FEU is already waiting in the finals.The Tigers stopped the undermanned Eagles, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, on Saturday to force a rubber match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Dutch dominates Powerman Philippines field LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

James scores 34 as point guard, leads Cavaliers over Bulls

first_imgKevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade, who asked Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to take him out of the starting lineup, came off the bench and added 11 points.Justin Holiday scored 25 and rookie Lauri Markkanen 19 for Chicago, which made a season-high 17 3-pointers. The 7-foot Markkanen became the first player in NBA history to make 10 3-pointers in his first three career games.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 shutoutCELTICS 110, KNICKS 89BOSTON— Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and Boston beat New York. Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, is fouled by Chicago Bulls’ Jerian Grant in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 34 points in a rare start at point guard and the Cleveland Cavaliers, using another early season lineup, awakened after a sluggish first half and beat the Chicago Bulls 119-112 on Tuesday night.Although he often handles the ball and runs Cleveland’s offense, James had not officially been listed as a guard since 2012 with Miami. He added 13 assists, including a no-look, behind-the-back dish to Jae Crowder for a 3-pointer during Cleveland’s 15-3 spurt in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who came out flat after a thrilling last-second win at Oklahoma City on Sunday.Minnesota was missing forward Jimmy Butler, who sat out with an upper respiratory infection. Shabazz Muhammad took Butler’s spot in the starting lineup, and he contributed to Minnesota’s slow start, going 1-for-5 from the floor and missing two free throws in the first quarter.MAGIC 125, NETS 121ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining, and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Orlando over Brooklyn.Evan Fournier added 28 points in game that went back and forth late in the fourth quarter. He finished the scoring with two free throws with 15.5 seconds to play.D’Angelo Russell scored 27 points for the Nets, while DeMarre Carroll had 19 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson18.TRAIL BLAZERS 103, PELICANS 93PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 23 points and Portland extended its NBA-record winning streak in home openers to 17 games with a 103-93 victory over New Orleans.Damian Lillard and Evan Turner each added 13 points for Portland, which is off to a 3-1 start for the firsttime since the 2011-12 season.DeMarcus Cousins had 39 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double to start the season. The Pelicans were hurt when Anthony Davis departed with a left knee injury in the first quarter. 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Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending 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 Read Next CLIPPERS 102, JAZZ 84LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored 22 points, Patrick Beverley added 19 and unbeaten Los Angeles beat Utah.\All five starters for the Clippers (3-0) finished in double figures. Austin Rivers had 16 points, Danilo Gallinari 14 and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 18 rebounds.Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz (2-2) with 19 points, with Rudy Gobert adding 12 points and seven bounds. Thabo Sefolosha finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Kyrie Irving added 20 points and seven assists. Al Horford finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.After dropping their first two games to open the season, the Celtics have won two straight. The Knicksremain winless through their first three games.Enes Kanter led New York with 16 points and 19 rebounds. But he got most of them in a first half in as his team struggled mightily from the field. The Knicks scored the first basket of the night, but never led again. They shot just 42 percent and went 1 of 12 from the 3-point line.PACERS 130, TIMBERWOLVES 107MINNEAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and Cory Joseph added 21 to lead hot-shooting Indiana past Minnesota.Darren Collison had 15 points and 16 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who shot 67 percent from the floor.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

NU bounces back, blasts UP to end 1st round campaign

first_imgLOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rockets extend streak to 15 with win over Celtics Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “When we lost, we moved on and the way we approached this game was that we treated it as a statement game,” said Castillo. “I’m happy with how the team responded from Jaja to Audrey [Paran] to Aiko [Urdas], they are really owning this and proving that they deserve the no.1 spot.”Santiago finished the match with a game-high 17 points while Risa Sato added 10 points and Jasmine Nabor orchestrating the offense with 32 excellent sets.Diana Carlos led UP with 15 points with Isa Molde pitching in 11.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Nextcenter_img MOST READ This is the first time in school history that they ended the first round as the top team in the tournament.NU steadily kept UP at bay in the third set building a 13-8 lead midway through the period before Risa Sato increased the buffer to seven points, 20-13, with a through-the-block kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter Jaja Santiago’s toss went out of bounds that gave the Lady Maroons the slightest glimmer of hope, 24-17, the 6-foot-5 middle blocker ended the match with a booming quick kill down the middle.NU head coach Babes Castillo said the win marked his team’s fighting spirit to bounce back from a loss after they dropped their only game of the tournament against the Lady Tamaraws. LATEST STORIES Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University got back on the winning track after making quick work of University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs, who lost their previous game at the hands of Far Eastern University, ended the first round with an excellent 6-1 win-loss record while the Lady Maroons lost another three-setter and dropped to 2-5.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Gilas out to win Jones Cup

first_img“Right of the bat, we don’t know Canada. They will be big, they will be athletic. Our players will be tested and they don’t have the experience facing players like Canada but we just want to show character,” said Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes.Gilas is boosted by American import Mike Myers.Joining Myers and Ravena are Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Kobe Paras, Carl Cruz, Mike Tolomia, Kevin Ferrer, Fonso Gotladera, Roger Pogoy, Raymar Jose, Von Pessumal, Ed Daquioag, Chris Standhardinger, Almond Vosotros and Ray Parks, who is a late addition to the 17-man roster.“We took the players who will really fit the system and more importantly the players who will fully commit to the program. I believe these players are really committed,” Reyes stressed.ADVERTISEMENT “Like any other endeavor, there is only one objective and the objective is to win,” said team manager Butch Antonio during Gilas’ sendoff party Wednesday at Bar One inside Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Pasig City.“The Jones Cup is one step moving forward for the program. Our goal is to win just like any other tournament,” Kiefer Ravena, one of the youngest players on the team at 23, echoed.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 starsThe competition runs from July 15-23 and the team with the best record ends up as champion.Gilas opens its bid against Canada on Saturday. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera 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 Gilas Pilipinas bound for SEA Games. Photo by Mark GiongcoThe Jones Cup may just be part of the Philippine team’s buildup for bigger tournaments ahead such as the Fiba Asia Cup but Gilas’ goal remains the same.Winning is still the main objective of Gilas, which leaves for Taipei on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homescenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend McGregor ‘might never fight again’ after boxing bout, says UFC head Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

CWG purchases come under CBI scanner as probe begins

first_imgAfter registering two cases in reports of scam in Commonwealth Games projects, CBI is now probing alleged overpricing in purchase of furniture, air conditioners and toilet rolls during the sports extravaganza.CBI sources said the examination of the documents was being done after the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) alleged discrepancies like inflated prices and bungling in purchase and renting of overlays including equipment worth several crores through tendering.They anti-corruption watchdog passed on reports from its Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of concerned ministries or departments and found substantive evidence to hand over the cases to CBI for further probe and logical conclusion of the cases.The CVC had alleged in its report that there have been huge financial losses to the national exchequer while awarding contracts and claimed to have found alleged criminal conspiracy and financial bungling in some of the tenders and award of works.The CBI may further examine some of the officials of the CWG Organising Committee who were not cooperating and had a lackadaisical approach when approached by the CVC.The CBI would be looking into huge deviations that are alleged to have been made in purchase of air conditioners, furniture, kitchen equipment and creating temporary infrastructure for Commonwealth Games Village and other projects.CBI had on November 15 registered two cases in connection with contracts awarded to London-based A M Films and and AM Car and Van Hire limited at exorbitant rates for Queen’s Baton Relay in London last year.It has also arrested two top aides of CWG OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi — T S Darbari, former Joint Director General and Sanjay Mahendroo, former Deputy Director General.advertisementBoth Darbari and Mahendroo were initially suspended in the wake of reports of the CWG scam and later sacked. They are considered to be close associates of OC chairman Kalmadi.CBI said the first case was registered under different Sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act in relation to the award of contract to AM car and Van Hire Ltd.The second case involves London-based A M Films, Patel, Mahendroo, Darbari and others under sections 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more