Alapag confident of Gilas’ chances in another PH-Korea duel

first_imgCignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino, punches D-League Finals ticket UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village “When you think of Korea, it’s their perimeter shooting. So it’s gonna be important for us to try to limit their perimeter game because all of them can shoot from outside,” he said. “At the same time, we have to be solid defensively and we’re gonna have to make our shots as well because in the past, Korea loves playing zone, and the only way to get them out of the zone is to make shots,” said former Gilas veteran Jimmy Alapag.READ: Gilas five needs pluckFEATURED 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 shutoutAlapag has had his fair share of wars with the Koreans as a former member of the national team since 2002, suffering a number of heartbreaks at the hands of the Philippines’ fierce rivals.His dagger three from way downtown punctured the bottom of the net to lift Gilas past Korea in the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship here and, in the process, book a ticket to the 2014 Fiba World Cup. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Gilas Pilipinas set to face Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup on Wednesday, Filipinos are immediately reminded of bitter memories against their fierce rival.But after countless battles in the Asian stage, the Filipinos are already familiar with the Korea’s deadly style of play and it’s just a matter of sticking to the system if they want to advance further in the continental tilt.ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Alapag had his last joust with Korea in the 2015 Jones Cup, where the Nationals bowed, 82-70.READ: Gilas PH squad underdog no moreThe 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player expects a lot of emotion to come up in the game, saying the Philippines is going to be in an uphill battle in the quarterfinals.“It’s gonna be a big game. If you look at the quarterfinals in Lebanon, each quarterfinal game is a tough game,” said the Gilas assistant coach.But Alapag is confident that the Philippines can pull the win off against the Koreans, especially with the way the team has been playing in the group stages.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Great Fiba Asia start for long shot Gilas“I’m confident with the guys. We’ve all seen their performance so far. The guys have been playing great,” he said. “I think if they can continue with the way they’ve been playing, we’ll have a good chance to advance to the semifinals, but we all know Korea. The important thing is we come out and play well.”last_img read more

Battle of the Rivals: Valdez, Ateneo best La Salle in 5 sets

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Valdez pumped in 36 points, 32 off kills, three service aces, and a block, while Ella De Jesus got 10 of her 11 markers from hits.Playing catch-up in the first two sets, the Lady Spikers pounced on Ateneo’s miscues and roared back from a 16-11 deficit in Set 2, with Aby Maraño and Ara Galang staging a 10-1 blast to grab the 21-17 lead, en route to them grabbing a commanding 2-0 lead.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 starsBut it was the Lady Eagles’ turn to return the favor in the third set, crawling back from a 17-13 disadvantage before stringing a 12-1 run to take the 25-18 win and gain the momentum it needed to force a deciding fifth set.Tied at 11, Valdez sent the ball down the line before two straight errors put Ateneo at match point. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The game will be shown in a delayed telecast on July 22, 6 p.m., at ABS-CBN Sports+Action.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Kim Fajardo kept La Salle alive with an off-speed attack, but Valdez took matters into her own hands to lead Ateneo to victory.Jia Morado was adjudged the Player of the Game for Ateneo as she finished with five points and 58 of the Lady Eagles’ 61 excellent sets.Maraño, meanwhile, was named the Player of the Game for La Salle as she unfurled 16 points, 10 from attacks, three blocks, and three service aces for the green side.Galang also added 16 markers, Paneng Mercado got 13 points, and Mika Reyes had 11 in a losing effort.Proceeds of the game that drew a full-house, will go to the athletic scholarship programs of both schools. ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas cause Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ateneo Lady Eagles celebrate after edging the La Salle Lady Spikers in the Battle of the Rivals charity game Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven after graduation, Alyssa Valdez did everything for Ateneo as she powered the blue side to a thrilling five-set win, 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-13, over La Salle Sunday in the Battle of the Rivals at Mall of Asia Arena.The three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player ended a rally with a game-winning spike past Michele Gumabao and Mika Reyes in the climax of a pulsating duel and complete the come-from-behind victory for the Lady Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes View commentslast_img read more

UP ends PVL Open stint with squeaker over Power Smashers

first_imgUP head coach Jerry Yee was impressed with how his team was able to close things out after falling two sets to one, but he knows there are still some areas that need improving.“We like what we saw but there were iffy moments when the players are having second thoughts, they were quite tentative so we have to improve on that,” said Yee in Filipino.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 stars“We talk to the girls that, because this isn’t a physical thing it’s a mental thing, it’s okay to make mistakes.”Diana Carlos put up a game-high 23 points to lead UP while Isa Molde added 19 points. LATEST STORIES View comments James Yap hits 10,000 career points Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines finished things off soundly in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference with a five-set victory over the Power Smashers, 25-17, 21-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons, who entered their first tournament without the trio of Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, and Pia Gaiser, finished the eliminations with a 2-5 record while the Power Smashers are at 1-6.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Regine Arocha had 18 points to lead the Power Smashers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games 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 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

Cignal hopes to dodge CEU’s finals upset bid

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim And that confidence worries Fernandez even if the Hawkeyes still boast a solid lineup led by Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo.“We know that CEU is a very good team which is well-coached, and matching up with them without Raymar is a tough one,” said Fernandez.Garcia said the Scorpions hope to pull off an upset anew behind Cameroonian big man Rod Ebondo and underrated guards Aaron Jeruta, JK Casiño and Orlan Wamar.“We really have to bring our defensive mentality,” said Fernandez. —JASMINE W. PAYOADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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 Perlas Pilipinas falls to Indonesia anew as road to gold gets tougher Cignal HD plays minus a key cog as the Hawkeyes clash with surprise finalist Centro Escolar University in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup championship starting Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES So Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez said the Hawkeyes must adjust quickly without big man Raymar Jose, who left for Kuala Lumpur to play for the national team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“Losing Raymar during the Finals is a tough one, but we as a team understand that SEA Games basketball gold is very important to our country,” said Fernandez.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 openingCignal collides with CEU, which stunned erstwhile unbeaten Flying V in the semifinals, in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.“No one expected us to reach this far,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “It won’t hurt if we try [winning the title] that’s why I told the players we just have to stay focused and stick to our game plan.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Kings battle Elite

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ So forced to must-win with black Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim With a playoff berth already in the bag, the Gin Kings can’t afford to slack one bit as a Blackwater crew willing to confirm its new-found respect while enhancing its own playoff drive will be out for blood in the 7 p.m. contest at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Ginebra will be coming off an epic 105-101 overtime victory over Star last Sunday, a match that drew thousands and spiked television ratings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe defending champion Kings will not be playing against a team of similar caliber—or following—but they have to muster the same intensity they flaunted against the Hotshots in the face of a rising Elite.Blackwater has won four of its last five games since suiting up Henry Walker, and the Elite will be coming off a franchise-best performance in bamboozling KIA Picanto a week ago. View comments Ginebra will be the wearier team coming into this game, but its last victory was something the Gin Kings needed—a severe test for the first time in their six-match winning streak.“This was our first close game this conference,” Cone had said as they moved closer to the top spot—and the lightest playoff assignment.The Kings will look for another authoritative outing from their twin towers of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter. But the Elite will also have to figure out LA Tenorio, the league’s best at the point right now, and Justin Brownlee, a consistent producer in the clutch.Walker has been devastating, to say the least, though taking on this stint on short notice to be able to get in shape for a more lucrative contract that starts late October in the China pro league.And he has taken the Elite along for the ride, as the franchise won three games for the first time in its PBA existence before establishing club marks in that one-sided win over the malfunctioning Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ JP Erram and James Sena, though, will have their hands full trying to keep up with the Ginebra frontline, which may be a key for coach Leo Isaac if he wants his wards to forge an upset against the rampaging Kings.Meanwhile, Alaska, after snapping a 14-game losing streak dating back to the last conference, clashes with GlobalPort in the 4:15 p.m. game, looking to win again and stay mathematically in the hunt of advancing.The Batang Pier will be coming off a loss to NLEX as they played without Stanley Pringle.Pringle had to rush back to the United States on Sunday to attend to his ailing father.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Five days removed from an adrenaline-pumping win in front of the biggest crowd in the PBA Governors’ Cup that extended the conference’s longest winning streak, Barangay Ginebra returns to action on Friday night trying to sustain that intensity critical at this stage of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Brady, Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lucky 13: Lyceum clinches Final Four seat, remains unbeaten Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts before a preseason game with the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFPFOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has donated $100,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund started by Texans pass-rusher J.J. Watt, and New England coach Bill Belichick has pitched in $50,000.Watt called the donations “incredibly kind gestures (that) … show what type of people they are.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES View comments Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges 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 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’ Harvey slammed South Texas with torrential rain that flooded parts of Houston and nearby cities, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Watt initially hoped to raise $100,000 but blew through that goal on his way to $37 million.Brady says he has a lot of friends in Houston. “I think everybody was pretty touched by what happened,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Patriots play the Texans on Sunday in New England. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groupslast_img read more

Guyana suffer another big defeat, this time to Lions

first_imgEthan O’Reilly shone with the ball while skipper Alviro Petersen and Richard Cameron scored quickfire unbeaten half-centuries to guide Highveld Lions to a nine-wicket victory over Guyana in a Group B Champions League Twenty20 match here today.After O’Reilly (4/27) helped Lions restrict the Caribbean side to 148 for nine, Petersen (57) and Cameron (78) shared a 75-ball 133-run second wicket unbeaten stand to help the South African side overwhelm the target with more than four overs to spare.Steven Jacobs was the lone bright spot in Guyana’s batting chart with a 37-ball 34, while skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan (21) was the other notable run-getter.Chasing a modest 149, Cameron returned to form in style with a quickfire 78 that came off just 42 deliveries, while Petersen also blossomed in the right-hander’s company to score a breezy 38-ball 57 to take Lions home at the New Wanderers stadium here.Lions, however, started poorly, losing opener Jonathan Vandiar (8) in the third over, with scoreline reading 16 for one.But that was the only time Guyana bowlers tasted success as both Petersen and Cameron mixed caution with aggression to help Lions cross the 50-run mark in 6.1 over.Petersen, who showed signs of returning to form in their last outing, opened up and dispatched Eusan Crandon for a four and a six in the fifth over to accumulate 15 runs.In the seventh over, Cameron also got his act together and dispatched Crandon for two fours and a six to bring up his team’s 50. He was merciless in his approach and hammered the Guyanese bowlers to all parts of the ground.advertisementCameron was particularly severe on Christopher Barnwell and Royston Crandon as he treated both the bowlers with disdain, dealing with them in fours and sixes.Petersen hit Crandon for two consecutive fours in the 12th over to bring up Lions’ 100.In the 14th over, Cameroon clobbered two sixes off Devendra Bishoo to take his side closer to the victory target.Petersen completed the proceedings with a four and a six off Lennox Cush in the 15th over.Earlier, Lions’ O’Reilly wreaked havoc with the ball to restrict Guyana to a modest total of 148 for nine.Sent into bat, most of the Guyana batsmen found the going tough at the spongy Wanderers stadium as they lost wickets at regular intervals to surrender before disciplined Lions bowlers.Steven Jacobs, captain Sarwan and Lennox Cush (19 n.o.) made some useful contributions to help Guyana reach a respectable total after the Caribbean side were reduced to 42 for three in the sixth over and 88 for six in the 14th over of their innings.Struggling for runs, Guyana lost their opener Travis Dowlin (7) to pacer O’Reilly in the second over when the ball swung sharply into the batsman and hit him straight in front of the stumps.Sarwan seemed determined to make the most out of the outing as he hit Robert Frylinck for back-to-back boundaries in the third over.Sarwan showed glimpses of his ominous best, hitting O’Reilly for three fours in the next over to accumulate 13 runs.He eventually fell to a blinder of a catch by Jean Symes off Craig Alexander at point. He hit four fours in his brief 16-ball stay.Dowlin’s opening partner Sewnarine Chattergoon (4) stay at the crease was also a struggle and it finally ended when he tried to hit a low O’Reilly delivery towards mid-on only to find Richard Cameron lapping on it in the sixth over.Jacobs and Christopher Barnwell (11) then tried to resurrect the innings with a 37-run fourth wicket partnership, but the latter perished in the 12th over in search of quick runs.Guyanese were further dug into trouble when promising Jacobs departed in the 14th over, holding one out to Richard Cameron off Aaron Phangiso at long-off in search of a huge hit. Jacobs hit five fours in his patient 37-ball stay.Esuan Crandon (3) too did not last long and fell prey to a mix up with Jonathan Foo, leaving the team tottering at 88 for six in 14 overs.O’Reilly registered his third wicket of the day by rattling Royston Crandon’s timbers in his return spell.Foo’s struggle at the middle finally came to an end when O’Reilly cleaned him up in the same over.Frylinck also registered a wicket against his name, when Derwin Christian (11) tried to hit a low rising delivery over the top only to find Alviro Petersen at long-on.last_img read more

2011 ODI World Cup trophy unveiled in Bhopal

first_imgFormer India all-rounder Madan Lal and Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya on Friday unveiled the ICC trophy for the 2011 ODI World Cup in Indore.Recalling India’s historic World Cup victory at Lord’s in 1983, Lal said the current Indian team has the potential to repeat history in the tournament, which is jointly being hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.The trophy, which arrived in Indore from Lucknow and will reach Hyderabad on Saturday, was later taken in a procession to different parts of the city where people watched it with great awe.India will face Bangladesh in the opening match of the mega-event at Dhaka on February 19, next year.- With PTI inputslast_img

VVS motivated me throughout innings: Harbhajan

first_imgHarbhajan Singh, who scored his first Test century during the drawn Test match against New Zealand, has said that fellow batsman VVS Laxman was a constant motivation on the pitch.”VVS did brilliantly. He motivated me, tapped on my shoulders after every over, saying ‘Keep believing in yourself; watch the ball and play straight; look to play your shots (when you get a chance)’,” Harbhajan said.”VVS too should have got his hundred,” said the spinner who smashed 115 runs. “I am a little disappointed (about that), but at least we saved the game. That was a bigger cause.”With India down six wickets, Harbhajan’s century couldn’t have come at a better time. “I was nervous at the start of the innings. It was a great opportunity. We had lost important wickets, but I am glad we came out strongly,” he said.Harbhajan said it was his hard work at practice sessions that paid off. “A lot of effort had gone in the nets, which helped. I am really happy,” he said.Asked if Jalandhar had produced a new Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan was modest. “Well I am not even close to Tendulkar but I am happy I contributed to save the game,” he said.last_img read more

‘ICC has solid case against Pak players’