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NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Stags back in win column

San Sebastian College rediscovered its winning ways with a masterful, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22, drubbing of struggling Letran in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Tuesday. A week after seeing its two-game winning streak snapped by defending two-time champion Arellano University, the Lady Stags crushed the Lady Knights with a blistering barrage of attacks to capture their third win in four outings. Playmaker Alexis Vea Sison maximized the firepower of SSC-R as she tallied 28 excellent sets in the Lady Stags’ 35 attack points. Iris Oliveros led the Roger Gorayeb-mentored squad’s balanced scoring with 10 points while Joyce Sta. Rita, Nikka Dalisay Maryrhose Dapol and Shane Requierme posted eight markers each. Letran dropped its third straight match after four outings. Miracle Mendoza and Katleen Dela Cruz got eight markers each to lead the Lady Knights, who gave away 30 free points off errors. Meanwhile, the Stags gored the Knights, 13-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-19, to even their record to 2-2. Timothy Eusebio paced SSC-R with all but one of his 15 points coming off attacks while Kince Sanchez, Julius Lana and Robbie Pamittan punched 12 markers each.       The Knights fell to 10-4 mark.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Roger Ailes film puts focus on Fox after he left

NEW YORK (AP) --- More than two years after a sexual misconduct scandal forced Roger Ailes out at Fox News Channel, and a year after his death, his ghost walks the halls of the network he built and ran for two decades. Friday's theatrical release of the documentary, "Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes", puts his life story in the public eye again. Two other Ailes projects, a feature film from director Jay Roach and a Showtime miniseries, are also in the works. At a key moment in Alexis Bloom's documentary, former Fox and current CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota notes that Ailes "casts such a long shadow that his vision can actually go on without him." To a large extent, ...Keep on reading: Roger Ailes film puts focus on Fox after he left.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

Queen, Adam Lambert announce Rhapsody tour | Inquirer Entertainment

Following the success of Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", founding members of Queen Brian May and Roger Taylor are joining Adam Lambert on a North American tour next year. The 23-.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

ANCOP USA elects new president-CEO

Roger Santos of Couples for Christ New Jersey was elected president by the Board of Directors.Santos will also be ANCOP USA's Chief Executive Officer for the next two years. Eric Villanueva, outgoing president of the non-profit organization with chapters in 42 States of the U.S., announced the succession. "I thank and praise God for this new responsibility to our members and supporters. I need everyone's support. All for His Glory! All for the benefit of the poor, whom Jesus was referring to when He said that Faith without action is dead faith," said Santos as he accepted his new post. ANCOP USA is the action for the poor ministry of the Catholic-based Couples for Christ (CF...Keep on reading: ANCOP USA elects new president-CEO.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Stags go 2-0

Rookie-laden San Sebastian College moved up for a share of the lead after trouncing Mapua University, 25-23, 25-15, 14-25, 25-23, Friday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Nikka Dalisay, one of only three veterans left in head coach Roger Gorayeb's lineup, posted 17 points built on 14 kills, two kill blocks and an ace for the Lady Stags, who improved to 2-0 win-loss record tied with defending two-time champion Arellano University and San Beda University. SSC-R had a scare in the fourth set with the Lady Cardinals threatening to send the game into a decider after gaining momentum in a strong third frame showing, but the Lady Stags were quick to recover to quell Mapua's uprising and seal the one-hour, 35-minute duel. Ashtara Sarmiento scored 11 points while Joyce Sta. Rita had nine markers for SSC-R, which pulled through despite its atrocious 44 errors. "Ang hirap kasi nago-on and off ang laro. Wala eh, lumalabas yung pagkabata," said Gorayeb. "Ang bilis nilang ma-distract. Ang bilis nilang mawalan ng loob." Angelie Mangundayao finished with nine points to pace Mapua, which dropped its second straight game in the season and continued its win drought since 2016. Meanwhile, the Cardinals outlasted the Stags, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 17-15 to tie their victim at 1-1 card with Jose Rizal University, Emilio Aguinaldo College and San Beda University. Angelbert Navas and Alfredo Pagulong hamered a combined 34 attacks in Mapua's 54 kills to finish with 21 points each. Robbie Pamittan and Nathalian Bunsuan scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, in a lost cause for SSC-R. In juniors play, the Red Robins bested the Staglets, 16-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, for a 1-1 card while dealing SSC-R its second straight defeat.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 30th, 2018Related News

Kim Atienza channels inner Freddie Mercury, belts out to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

The worldwide release of biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" sure saw many Queen fans at their happiest as the film brought to life the flamboyant, meteoric Freddie Mercury and bandmates Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon through stars Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joe Mazzello. The tremendous hype was much anticipated and so were the glimmering reactions of fans---including television host Kim "Kuya Kim" Atienza, among others--who just could not get enough of Queen . Atienza seemed to still be on a high from the film as he took to his social media last Nov. 25 to share a picture of him and wife, Felicia, wearing Mercury's iconic skin-tight white tank top and signature moustache....Keep on reading: Kim Atienza channels inner Freddie Mercury, belts out to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News

Smart back on winning track, demolishes Sta. Lucia

BACOOR CITY — Smart regained its winning ways as it asserted its mastery over Sta. Lucia, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the Bacoor Strike Gym here. Skipper Aiko Urdas and Jerrili Malabanan provided the spark for the Giga Hitters to finally end their three-game skid. Urdas and Malabanan dropped 13 points apiece while Joyce Sta. Rita chipped in seven hits for the Giga Hitters, who also drew five hits and 14 excellent receptions from national team member Grethcel Soltones. Despite improving to a 3-5 win-loss record Smart head coach Roger Gorayeb was still not convinced. “All wins are important to us right now because we’re not on top of the standings. I have yet to see the real game of my team,” Gorayeb said. The Giga Hitters nearly played without setters as Jasmine Nabor and Angel Cayuna had academic commitments at National University and Far Eastern University, respectively. Nabor, however, decided to suit up as she finished with 31 excellent sets on top of 16 digs and four points. “Jasmine sacrificed her (oral) defense for this game. But on Thursday, Angel will be back while Jasmine will miss the game,” said Gorayeb, whose crew will face Foton at the same venue. Jeanette Villareal and Micmic Laborte led Sta. Lucia with 11 and nine points, respectively, while Jho Maraguinot and Souzan Raslan added seven markers each for the Lady Realtors, who absorbed their ninth consecutive setback......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2018Related News

Brother-in-law of Martin Diño arrested for selling shabu

MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested the brother-in-law of Interior undersecretary Martin Diño and two others in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Marikina City over a week ago. It was only Friday, November 23, or ten days after the arrest, did Senior Superintendent Roger Quesada, chief of the Marikina City police, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 23rd, 2018Related News

Rivera, Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez. Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and Miguel Tejada also are among the newcomers on the ballot announced Monday. Steroids-tainted stars Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds each appear on the ballot for the seventh time. Clemens rose to 57.3 percent in the 2018 ballot but fell 75 votes short of the 75 percent needed, and Bonds was 79 votes shy at 56.4 percent. Martinez was 20 votes short at 70.4 percent, Mike Mussina at 63.5 percent and Curt Schilling at 51.2 percent. Rivera had 652 regular-season saves and 42 in the postseason during 19 seasons with the New York Yankees that included five World Series titles. He was 8-1 with a 0.70 ERA in 32 postseason series. Halladay won Cy Young Awards with Toronto in 2003 and Philadelphia in 2010 and was 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA in 16 seasons. He pitched a perfect game against Florida in 2010 and a no-hitter that fall versus Cincinnati in the NL Championship Series opener — only the second postseason no-hitter after Dan Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Halladay died piloting a plane in November 2017. Pettitte was 256-153 with a 3.85 ERA in 15 seasons with the Yankees and three with Houston and went 19-11 record with a 3.81 ERA in 44 postseason starts. Helton hit .316 in 15 seasons for Colorado with 369 homers, 1,406 RBIs and 1,401 runs, and Young hit .300 in 14 seasons, all but the last with Texas. Tejada batted .285 with 307 homers and 1,302 RBIs in 16 seasons. More than 400 ballots are being sent to eligible voters from the BBWAA, and a player must receive at least 75 percent for election. Ballots are due by Dec. 31 and results will be announced Jan. 22. Voters must have been members of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years. Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrer and Jim Thome were elected last year. Players remain on the ballot for up to 10 years, provided they receive at least 5 percent of the vote annually. Martinez and first baseman Fred McGriff (23.2 percent last year) are on the BBWAA ballot for the final time. Additional newcomers on this year's ballot include infielder Placido Polanco and outfielder Juan Pierre. Holdovers include reliever Billy Wagner, second baseman Jeff Kent, shortstop Omar Vizquel, third baseman Scott Rolen and outfielders Andruw Jones, Manny Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 20th, 2018Related News

BVR: Barbon-Eslapor, Guzman-Arbasto pairs prevail in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor scored a 21-17, 21-17 victory over Charo Soriano and Bea Tan in an early showdown of women's favorites in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Monday at the Rizal Boulevard sand court here. Using their quickness and court smarts, Barbon and Eslapor of UAAP titleholder University of Santo Tomas were able to pull through against the battle-tested Perlas pair which they fashioned out in front of a huge crowd led by Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo. Returning to the site of their triumphant 23rd Philippine University Games championship late last month which they hope to replicate in the ninth leg of the tour, Barbon and Eslapor are installed as one of the teams to beat. Former UAAP champions KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto of Tiger Wings opened their championship bid in the men's division with a 21-19, 13-21, 15-12 win over Deanne Neil Depedro and Harold Parcia of USLS in Group B. Based on the warm reception received from the fans on opening day, Dumaguete is a cinch to one of BVR regular venues next year. "Having tournaments in Dumaguete will really boost the development of beach volleyball in this area," said Philippine University Games president Roger Banzuela during Sunday night's welcome dinner. "We like to thank Beach Volleyball Republic founders Bea (Tan) and Charo (Soriano). They have done a good job in promoting the sport in our country," the veteran USLS coach added.  In Group A, Samaa Miyagawa of Japan and Tin Lai of Hong Kong set in motion their title aspirations with a 21-9, 21-8 romp of Cebu's Dij Rodriguez and Dannah Jimenez. In other women's morning matches, Dzi Gervacio and Jen Acain, combining forces for Perlas and Air Force, turned back Dipolog's Angelina Damas and Grace Barrica, 21-16, 21-6, in Group A while Mahriz Cosain and Bianca Lizares of USLS toppec Jennymar Senares and Jennifer Cosas of Bacolod, 23-21, 21-13, in Group B.  Erjane Magdato and Alexa Polidario of UNO-R pinned Dipolog its second loss with a 21-2, 21-10 victory. Efraim Dimaculangan and Rancel Vergara of UST overcame Simon Aguillon and Ralph Savellano of Bacolod, 21-12, 28-26, in Group A. James Buytrago and Edward Camposano of National University scored a 24-22, 22-20 Group B conquest of Foundation University of Dumaguete's Jestorni Tubosa and Jayron Eltanal.  Bacolod bounced back from its first loss with a 24-22, 24-22 win over Dumaguete's Reynald Catipay and Buensuceso Sayson......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title

By Sam Johnston, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn't going to be easy. Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago — also at age 21. "Oh my God," said Zverev, who also became the first German winner since 1995. "I've won one (year-end title). He's won five. He's won, I don't know what, 148 titles more than me. Let's not go there for now. I hope I can do great ... but just chill out a little bit." Top-ranked Djokovic was attempting to tie Roger Federer's record of six titles but followed the same path as the Swiss great, who lost to Zverev in the semifinals at the O2 Arena. Djokovic's serve hadn't been broken all tournament until the final. Zverev did it once in the first set and three times in the second, completing the victory with a spectacular backhand winner up the line. "There's a lot of similarities in terms of trajectory ... in our careers," said Djokovic, who ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by winning Wimbledon this year, before going on to claim his 14th major trophy at the U.S. Open. "Hopefully he (Zverev) can surpass me." Both players began the match in the same form that had seen them earn straight-sets semifinal victories a day earlier, with few points going against the server. It was Djokovic, who had lost just two of his previous 37 matches and defeated Zverev in the round robin, who began to feel the pressure as consecutive forehand errors gave up his first break of the tournament for 5-4. Fans gave Zverev a huge ovation as he stepped up to serve for the set, and it appeared to inspire him. Three straight aces brought up three set points, the second of which he took when Djokovic sent another forehand long. "I was making way too many unforced errors," Djokovic said. "From 4-4 in the first set, my game really fell apart." Zverev even began to win the longer rallies, an area of the game that Djokovic usually dominates. A 26-shot duel brought up another break point in the opening game of the second set and, although Djokovic saved it, Zverev won another lengthy exchange moments later with a forehand winner to go 1-0 up. With the biggest win of his career in sight, Zverev began to show some nerves. Although he is the only active male player outside of the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to possess three or more Masters titles, the young German has only reached one Grand Slam quarterfinal. Two double faults and two backhand errors gifted Djokovic an immediate break back, but Zverev quickly refocused to win a 28-shot rally on his way to breaking in the following game. "I lost my serve once against him today," Zverev said. "I think this is a pretty good stat, especially as he's the best returner we have in the game." From there he remained solid on serve, before ending with a flourish. A backhand winner on the run drifted past the helpless Djokovic and Zverev sunk to the ground in tears. "This trophy means a lot, everything," Zverev said. "You only have so many chances of winning it. You play against the best players only." Djokovic sportingly crossed the net to embrace the player who will now be considered among the favorites in Australia in two months' time to end the Serb's run of two consecutive Grand Slam victories. "I've had most success in my career in Australia," said Djokovic, who has won six times in Melbourne. "Hopefully I can keep that going." Earlier, American pair Mike Bryan and Jack Sock saved a match point in the deciding tiebreaker to beat Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 5-7, 6-1, 13-11 for their first ATP Finals doubles title together. Having failed to take advantage of five championship points during the first-to-10 match tiebreaker, Bryan and Sock then had to save one against their French opponents before finally closing out victory. "It was a hell of a match," Bryan said. The 40-year-old Bryan has now won the tournament five times. He won four times with his usual partner — and brother — Bob, who has been out with an injured hip since May. Sock and Bryan have dominated since teaming up, winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open before finishing their season in style in London. "It's been a hell of a ride," Bryan said. "This could be our last hoorah because Bob's training back in Florida.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Zverev s ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub

By Sam Johnston, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn't make. Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the ATP Finals on Saturday to advance to the championship match against Novak Djokovic. Federer was leading the second-set tiebreaker 4-3 and in the ascendancy of a rally on a Zverev service point when a ball boy at the back of the court dropped a ball. Zverev immediately signaled for the point to be stopped and the umpire ordered the point to be replayed. Zverev served an ace before going on to close out the match moments later. "I want to apologize for the situation in the tiebreak," said Zverev, who was booed by some of the crowd during his on-court interview. "The ball boy dropped the ball so it's in the rules that we have to replay the point. "I'm a little bit upset about the whole situation because this is not how I wanted it to end." Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the final since 2009 and the first from Germany since 1996. He will face five-time champion Djokovic, who defeated Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2 to extend his semifinal win-loss record at the tournament to 7-1. Federer, 37, was seeking a record-extending seventh title, but was unable to cope with the pressure created by Zverev's power and precision at the O2 Arena. "He (Zverev) apologized to me at the net," Federer said. "I was like, 'Buddy, shut up. You don't need to apologize to me here. Congratulations on a great match and a great tournament so far. All the best for the finals.' And you move on." An inspired series of shots earned Zverev the first break points of the match in the 12th game and Federer sent a forehand wide to fall behind. Federer willed himself to a break for 2-1 in the second set, but Zverev quickly composed himself to hit straight back in the following game. Zverev overcame the freak interruption to establish a 5-4 lead in the tiebreaker, and Federer netted the simplest of forehand volleys to bring up match point. He saved the first, but Zverev confidently put away a backhand drive volley to set up a shot at the biggest title of his career and leave Federer waiting until next season for his 100th title. "Overall, I'm happy how the season went," said Federer, who picked up his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. "There's many positives. So I'm excited for next season." Despite having reached only one Grand Slam quarterfinal this year, Zverev is the only active player outside the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to have won three Masters titles. But victory at the tour's flagship event would exceed those achievements. "Novak right now is the best player in the world," said Zverev, who lost to Djokovic in the round robin. "You have to play your best game to even have a chance. I hope I'll be able to do that tomorrow." The Serb maintained his record of having not lost a set — or service game — at the tournament as he thrashed debutant Anderson to give himself the chance to join Federer on six titles. "I played very well in the group stage against Sascha (Zverev)," Djokovic said. "But I don't think he was close to his best." Djokovic won 20 out of 27 points on Anderson's second serve as he broke the South African twice in each set. "It was the best match I've played so far this week," Djokovic said. Having ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by defeating Anderson in the Wimbledon final, Djokovic went on to win his 14th major trophy at the U.S. Open and has already sealed the year-end No. 1 ranking. The victory extended Djokovic's record to 35-2 since the start of Wimbledon, a tournament he began ranked 21st after a right elbow injury interrupted his first half of the season. "It's remarkable what he's done since Wimbledon," Anderson said. "It seems like he's definitely right back playing some of the best tennis of his career.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Cary Fukunaga, first Asian-American to direct 007 film, talks about ‘Bond 25’

  LOS ANGELES---Cary Joji Fukunaga, the first Asian-American to direct a 007 film (tentatively titled "Bond 25"), recalled watching his first movie featuring the Ian Fleming-created British secret service agent.   "The first Bond I ever saw was 'A View to a Kill' with Roger Moore," remembered the 41-year-old filmmaker, whose dad is Japanese-American while his mom is Swedish-American. He was born and raised in Northern California.   "The whole finale took place in the Bay Area, which is where I'm from. So to see my home on the big screen was really exciting. It made your own life seem larger than itself."   Head down   But the direct...Keep on reading: Cary Fukunaga, first Asian-American to direct 007 film, talks about ‘Bond 25’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 17th, 2018Related News

Djokovic, Federer back new ATP Cup team event

Djokovic, Federer back new ATP Cup team event.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Federer to make record-extending 15th semis appearance in ATP Finals 

The six-time champion advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi

By Sam Johnston, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday. Six-time champion Federer needed only a set to advance and produced his best performance at the season-ending tournament to end the round-robin stages with a 2-1 win-loss record. Dominic Thiem's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kei Nishikori earlier had left Federer with a modest task and ensured that Anderson became the first South African ever to reach the semifinals. Federer looked as if he was about to give up a break advantage for the second time in as many service games when he dropped to 0-40 attempting to close out the opening set at 5-4, but the 20-time Grand Slam champion found his first serve when it mattered most to hold. Anderson hadn't faced a break point in winning his first two matches. Federer, though, broke him twice more in the second set to claim top spot in the group and likely avoid a semifinal meeting with top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Having struggled in an opening loss to Nishikori and relied mainly on his serve when defeating Thiem, Federer finally found some timing with his ground-strokes to apply consistent pressure on Anderson's serve. The previously impenetrable Anderson serve wilted, with two double faults gifting Federer a 4-3 lead. Much to the surprise — and disappointment — of the partisan crowd at the O2 Arena, the Swiss great handed the break straight back with a series of errors. However, Federer steadied himself and made a delicate drop volley to break once more in the following game, before eventually closing out the set to maintain his record of having only missed the semifinals once in 16 appearances at the tournament. Federer lost just four points on serve in the second set. He used a backhand slice to break for 4-3 and the same shot brought up two match points at 3-5, 15-40. Having saved a match point on his way to securing a five-set quarterfinal victory over Federer at Wimbledon, Anderson threatened another comeback as he won a 21-shot rally to get back to deuce, but there was to be no repeat this time. Two more Anderson forehand errors ended the match and Federer won the group by virtue of their head-to-head record. With Djokovic clear favorite to top his group, which concludes Friday, Federer has boosted his chances of avoiding the in-form Serb until the final......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Irked Roger Federer loses opener

Kei Nishikori hit a backhand so good it threw Roger Federer off his game as the 20-time Grand Slam champion earned a code violation before capitulating in a surprise defeat at the ATP Finals on Sunday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Federer says Serena went too far with US Open final rant

LONDON, UK – Serena Williams "went too far" with her controversial rant at an umpire during the US Open final, according to Roger Federer. Williams received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racket abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "liar" and a "thief" during ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

One of my best : Djokovic edges Federer in Paris Masters thriller

PARIS, France – Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer on Saturday, November 3, in a Paris Masters semifinal that he described as "one of the best matches" between the long-time rivals to extend his winning run to 22 outings. The Serb, who will replace Rafael Nadal as world No. 1 on Monday, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2018Related News

MPBL: Lao ready to step up for Manila

Guard Kyles Lao is proving his worth for the Manila Stars. After coming up big in the Stars’ 60-59 win over the Zamboanga Valientes, the former University of the Philippines stalwart is ready to step up once again for Manila in the Datu Cup of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).  Lao, 23, said his mindset is to go all out when Stars coach Philip Cezar calls his name – just like he did when he stepped up in the team’s last win where he scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. “That has been my approach ever since, to be ready to play and contribute every time coach gives me the playing time,” said the 5-foot-10 Lao, a rookie in the MPBL. “I just play my game and give it my best.”  “I’m very thankful to coach Philip for his trust and confidence, as well as my teammates. I’ll just continue to play my game and keep aggressive in our next games as we aim for a playoff berth,” added Lao, who averages nearly seven points, two rebounds and two assists in the MPBL. The former UAAP Rookie of the Year was clutch for Manila in its win against Zamboanga as buried back-to-back jump shots, including a tough step back jumper that gave the Stars a 56-55 lead with 3:16 left. Lao helped a Manila squad to a victory that played sans PBA veteran Roger Yap, coming off the bench behind amateur stalwart Chris Bitoon and former PBA player Marcy Arellano.  Manila’s win improved its record to 10-2 in the Northern Division of the tournament, and Cezar said Lao will surely get more playing time knowing that he is capable of delivering on both ends.  “Kyles has what it takes to compete at a high level,” said Cezar of Lao. “He’s talented and he’s really helping the team. He just needs to be more confident and play consistent basketball,” added Cezar, a former PBA MVP and member of the 40 Greatest Players......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 4th, 2018Related News