Big changes for 2015 schoolboy football season

first_imgA new title, night games, and pool sponsors are just some of the new features that will be added to the 2015 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW schoolboy Manning and daCosta Cup competitions. The competition is set to kick off on Saturday, September 12 with a triple-header at Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay. Manning Cup champions Jamaica College will oppose Calabar High in the opener at 2 p.m. DaCosta Cup holders Clarendon College take on Edwin Allen in the second game at 4:45 p.m, before Irwin High face former winners Cornwall College in the final game at 6:45 p.m. Last season’s title sponsors LIME have merged with FLOW, who are the new title sponsors, and the 2015 schoolboy football competition will be the first undertaking by the new sponsors this season is the introduction of night schoolboy football. ISSA president, Dr Walton Small, admitted that there are concerns regarding night football for schoolboys but cautioned that this season was a trial and that they would review it at the end of the competition. “We had the discussion and the pros and cons were looked at … . For these games we expect everything to be finish by 8 p.m. “If parents can’t accompany them, we expect them to put things in place to ensure they get back to their destinations.. At the end of the year it is something that we are going to evaluate to see if we should continue,” he told The Gleaner. Another new addition is pool sponsors. Eleven schools will make a pool, which will include one seeded Manning Cup team and a seeded daCosta Cup team and nine others selected by each prospective sponsors. The logo for the pool sponsor will be branded on the back of the jerseys. There are 10 pools available and Wisynco has already taken four pools, Locker room has taken one pool and Lasco another pool, while two companies are said to be in negotiations and their sponsorship will be announced by next week. Each pool costs $2 million and the sponsorship will extend to the school’s junior teams (Under-14s and Under-16s) who will wear the sponsor’s logo at the front of their jerseys for their respective competitions. The Manning Cup final is set for November 28 at the National Stadium and the daCosta Cup final scheduled for December 5 at the Catherine Hall Complex. The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup will take place between October 24 and November 14. There will only be one leg for the Oliver Shield this year and that takes place on December 12.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: St Thomas Eastern identified as hotspot

first_imgThe Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has revealed that eastern St Thomas is one of the areas singled out for special attention. The Gleaner team came up on a contingent of JDF  personnel at the Airy Castle Post Office in the Port Morant division of eastern St Thomas, but they were quick to point out that it was just a roving patrol. “Any area that holds more than one polling station; the larger ones we felt that those needed some attention and also tips from the police on areas that they deem as hot spots or concerns raised by their own intelligence. We factored that in too as to where we put soldiers,” Major Everton Morgan said. “St Thomas eastern is one such area and we have chosen around six polling stations where we have had static soldiers from start to finish.” Morgan said he and his team has been visiting the polling stations in the constituency that are not being manned by soldiers. “We are making sure that everything is OK as it relates to security and citizens can feel free to come out and vote and things are orderly and the rule is maintained and there is no congregation at the entrance of the polling station,” Morgan said.  “We are pretty satisfied with what we have seen so far.”last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgMarcelo under fire for diveMADRID (AP):Real Madrid left back Marcelo has been widely criticised for diving against Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.The Brazilian defender appeared to kick and headbutt Maximilian Arnold, then threw himself to the ground after pretending he had been hit in the face by the German midfielder.His antics in Real Madrid’s 2-0 loss in Germany on Wednesday led to a yellow card to Arnold, who could miss the semi-finals if he is booked again in next week’s second leg and Wolfsburg advance.Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking was still upset by the incident after the match and reportedly had an angry exchange with Marcelo in the tunnel to the changing rooms.Marcelo was booed off the field by fans at Wolfsburg Arena, while Arnold, who scored the second goal, said afterwards the incident was “part of football”.US women rout Colombia 7-0EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP):Allie Long scored her first two international goals, and the United States routed Colombia 7-0 Wednesday night in the Americans’ first exhibition since five players filed a wage-discrimination action against the US Soccer Federation (USSF).Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, and Becky Sauerbrunn filed an action last week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing the USSF of unlawfully paying them less than members of the US men’s national team. The union for the women’s national team is in a legal battle with the USSF, claiming it can terminate its labour contract. The USSF claims the deal runs through December.”We weren’t really thinking about all that stuff because at the end of the day, that stuff will work itself out,” Lloyd said. “We have to continue to make sure we are putting a good result out on the field.”The US team was not the only one fighting money issues. The Colombian team has not been paid in two months, Philly.com reported last week.Kerber in last eightCHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP):Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Slovakia’s Kristina Kucova at the Volvo Car Open yesterday.Kerber is the defending champion after winning the title in last year’s Family Circle Cup. The second-ranked German star was not at her best but was good enough to put away Kucova, who is ranked No. 142. Kerber broke her opponent’s serve seven times, including the final game.Kerber needed a third-set tiebreaker to win her opening match at the Volvo on Tuesday night. She quickly gained control over Kucova and won 10 of the final 13 games.last_img read more

LOOK: Tour de France cyclist shows off tired, vascular legs after 16 stages

first_imgIt’s no secret that the Tour de France multiple-stage bicycle race takes a ridiculous physical toll on the body, particularly the legs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski recently showed the world how grueling it could be—by posting an image of his tired, vascular legs after taking part in 16 stages.ADVERTISEMENT Chot Reyes to wait for July 25 deadline before naming Fiba roster LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The 104th edition of the Tour de France kicked off last July 1, which pits the best cyclists from around the world in a race that will cover a total of 3,450 kilometers.According to the Business Insider, participants of the famed cycling event still have to endure 68 hours of pedaling before things wrap up in Paris on July 23.Meanwhile, Poljanski, a member of German team Bora-Hansgrohe, is currently ranked 75th in the general classification after the 16th stage of the Tour.Unfortunately for the 27-year-old cyclist, he still has a long way to go—five stages to be exact— before he can rest those aching legs.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES “After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” Poljanski captioned his Instagram post, showing the bulging veins on his sunburnt legs. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View commentslast_img read more

Don’t compare me to Spitz and Phelps, says history man Dressel

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A holiday around Europe beckons with or without an historic seventh gold.“I have to bring my A-game tomorrow,” he said.“No, I don’t feel pressure. I just want to keep doing my own thing.“I can’t tell you where I’ll be going on the relay, but I got 100 left.“I’m looking forward to that one more fast one, then I’m going to go explore Europe for a bit I don’t want to get ahead of myself.”However, his planned vacation may be put on hold due his education.“I have a maths test in two days, I had to do it at the trials as well, I had a maths test during the meet, and I’m not good at maths. It’s tough being at school and doing all this,” he said. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Perlas Pilipinas stays in Division A in Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “I love him to death, he just texted me to say ‘good job’ – he’s a heckuva guy, a heck of a leader.”Dressel now has six gold medals in Budapest and could win an historic seventh on Sunday in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.‘Crazy’“It’s crazy, but I got mixed relays helping me out,” said Dressel.So far in Budapest, Dressel has three individuals titles, including the 100m freestyle, plus victories for the USA in the men’s 4x100m freestyle, mixed 4x100m medley and mixed 4x100m freestyle relays.The mixed relay events, which have only been added in recent years, make him wary of comparisons with Phelps.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “It’s a bit of a different situation, because of the mixed relays,” said Dressel.“I wouldn’t put myself with that group yet (with Spitz and Phelps), I’m still getting my feet wet in international swimming.“I’m just having fun — I’m not counting medals at this point.”Regardless of what happens on Sunday, Phelps will remain the only swimmer to have won eight Olympic golds at one games after his Beijing 2008 haul.Dressel says Saturday’s triple gold haul took a mental and physical toll.“I think there aren’t any accidents in the sport – I had three swims within an hour and a half of each other,” he said.“I had to be on point for all of them, so it wasn’t an accident what happened.“It was hard that’s all I can say, I’m really tired.“We were ready for it, but I’m so glad (his coach Gregg) Troy has a plan for me and it worked out.”No pressureDespite standing on the verge of matching two of US swimming legends, Dressel said he feels no pressure before Sunday’s relay. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets From left, Americans Nathan Adrian, Mallory Comerford and Caeleb Remel Dressel react after competing in the mixed 4 x 100 m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 29, 2017. With the victory, Dressel became the first American swimmer to win three gold medals in one day at the aquatic championships. AFP BUDAPEST, Hungary — Caeleb Dressel says comparisons with US swim legends Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz are premature even though he stands on the verge of matching their historic feats.The 20-year-old Dressel became the first American swimmer to win three gold medals in one day at the world aquatic championships on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT He kicked off his historic performance at the Duna Arena by winning the 50m freestyle and the 100m butterfly golds within half an hour.Then he helped the USA break the world-record for the mixed 4x200m freestyle for a hat-trick of golds — all inside 90 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Dressel revealed he was congratulated for his jaw-dropping exploits by Phelps via an SMS text message, but is uneasy about being compared to his idol.“I don’t want to be compared to Michael – I love Michael,” said Dressel, who swam alongside Phelps at the 2016 Olympics. View commentslast_img read more

Alvarez-Golovkin 2 could be in the cards

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES 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 Judge Don Trella had it 114-114 while Dave Moretti scored it 115-113 in favour of Golovkin.Golovkin got his first taste of Nevada-style judging in his Sin City boxing debut, but despite the kerfuffle he still managed to keep his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles.Asked about Byrd’s lopsided scorecard, which had Golovkin winning just the fourth and seventh rounds, he replied, “unbelievable”.“Of course I want a rematch. This was a real fight,” Golovkin said.So the stage is set for a Golovkin-Alvarez 2, likely sometime in the first half of 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “I thought I won the fight,” Alvarez said. “I was superior inside the ring. I won at least seven, eight rounds. I was able to counterpunch and even make Gennady wobble a couple of times. “It is up to the people if we fight again. I felt frustrated over this draw.”Golovkin and Alvarez now look set to rule the resurgent middleweight division for years after their slugfest ended in a stalemate.READ: Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fightThe controversy came via the judges — one of whom scored the nail-biting fight 118-110 in favour of Alvarez. The evenly-matched fight was so close it could have gone either way. Challenger Alvarez fought well enough to win on his own but Adalaide Byrd’s mind-boggling scorecard fuelled conspiracy theories on social media.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I wanted to finish him off, but he was a stong opponent with lot of experience. It didn’t unfold the way I wanted it to,” Alvarez said.Former two-division champion Alvarez connected with a devastating punch series about 30 seconds into the round. A rubbery-legged Golovkin then went into a defensive shell, shook the cobwebs off, and managed to stay on his feet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was a rare moment of vulnerability for Golovkin who has never been knocked down in his pro career and, before that, in 350 amateur fights.Until his last two fights, which both went the distance, Golovkin had been jackhammering his way through the middleweight division. In March, he showed he could go the distance and win over Daniel Jacobs but their 12-round fight snapped a string of 23 consecutive knockouts for Golovkin.  It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Gennady Golovkin (R) exchanges blows with Canelo Alvarez (L) during their WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Gennady Golovkin retained his three world middleweight titles, fighting to a draw with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez in a showdown for middleweight supremacy that lived up the hype./ AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKIA somber Canelo Alvarez was left wondering what more he could have done to wrest the middleweight world titles away from Gennady Golovkin after their controversial 12-round draw on Saturday in Las Vegas.The 27-year-old Mexican star said he executed his game plan the way he wanted to, but missed his big chance when he failed to knock the champion out in the 10th round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kerber exorcises New York demons in Tokyo How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View commentslast_img read more

Folayang banking on experience against Nguyen: ‘I have been fighting for a long time’

first_imgCarpio 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang hopes to use his experience against Australian challenger Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEU MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Folayang, who owns an 18-5 record, has more than twice as many fights as Nguyen (9-1).“My biggest advantage against him is my experience because I have been fighting for a long time,” Folayang, who made his MMA debut in 2007 as part of URCC, told INQUIRER.net in a press conference Tuesday at City of Dreams Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNguyen, the current featherweight champion, will be going up in weight against Folayang. But Team Lakay’s prized ward doesn’t think their weight difference is going to be much of a factor come fight night.“I think I’ll just be three to four pounds heavier than him inside the cage,” Folayang said in Filipino. The 28-year-old Nguyen aims to become the first fighter in ONE Championship to hold two titles in two different weight classes at once.Folayang, who turns 33 on Nov. 22, is also banking on homecourt edge with Friday’s event expected to draw a sellout crowd.“I’ve fought many times here in the Philippines and there’s really nothing like it fighting in front of your hometown crowd,” Folayang, who outpointed Ev Ting in his first title defense last April at MOA Arena, said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Rivals Petron, Foton face off; Cocolife tries to stretch upset run vs F2

first_imgPetron had already netted American smasher Lindsay Stalzer, who helped steer Foton to the Grand Prix title last year.“There’s no truth to it, no plans for it,” Chua told the Inquirer. “The league might get upset with me.”Before the denial, there were reports that Petron was also reportedly eyeing F2 Logistics vital cogs Kim Fajardo and Dawn Macandili for next season.“We just got [our] buildup completed, that’s why we won a championship right away,” said Chua, referring to the team’s All-Filipino Cup triumph this season.Petron and Foton could have hogged the spotlight in the knockout semifinals that kick off at 4 p.m., but Cocolife managed to steal some of the thunder with a huge quarterfinal upset over heavily-favored Cignal, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20, late Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Thompson hopes to build legacy in Ginebra LATEST STORIES Saturday’s winners advance to the best-of-three championship series while the losers slug it out for third place.And the oft-overlooked Asset Managers, armed with a low-key squad and a solid coaching staff led by Kungfu Reyes, will attempt to trigger a major tectonic shift against the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, who won their first six matches here.“Making it to the semifinals is a big achievement to our team,” said Reyes. “But we will not settle for fourth place.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Under the glare of a roster-raiding controversy and in the shadow of a major tournament upset, Petron and Foton take their budding rivalry to the next stage as they slug it out in the knockout semifinals of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Foton coach Moro Branislav said Petron brings out the best in his team, having dealt its only loss in the eliminations (25-21, 25-22, 12-25, 25-20).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “Foton likes playing contra Petron,” said the Serbian mentor. “It’s going to be an interesting match.”The feeling, it turns out, is mutual.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensePetron coach Shaq Delos Santos echoed Branislav’s sentiments, citing the “little rivalry” between the squads—a rivalry heightened because of the issue of roster pirating.But that has been quelled for now as San Miguel sports chief Alfrancis Chua denied reports that Petron is looking to dip its fingers into other teams’ rosters, telling the Inquirer that the Blaze Boosters have no plans of acquiring the Tornadoes’ Sara Klisura for the next Grand Prix. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Alyssa Valdez to focus on playing for Creamline in 2018

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “Next year, I’m planning to focus on Creamline,” she said. “Just this year, I really travelled a lot and (Creamline) supported me throughout, especially on my national team stint. They really sacrificed a lot for me, and I think I really have to focus on my team.”But Valdez isn’t closing her doors if an opportunity knocks once again.“Still, I’m open to any opportunity that might come my way,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “In Thailand, I honestly didn’t get to play a lot. It’s a different level of play and there were lots of good players there,” she shared.“This time in Taiwan, I was given a chance to play, but it’s a different setup. It’s a really different experience because I needed to do a different adjustment in Taipei. It was more on communicating because of the language barrier, aside from the system of playing in Chinese Taipei. But there are a lot of talented players in Taiwan who can play internationally.”Valdez is also glad to have showcased her talent in Taiwan.“They (Taiwanese) have been telling me that the situation of volleyball in Taiwan and the Philippines are the same in that they are also trying to show people that they have something with volleyball. I hope that volleyball can also be big there like it is here,” she said.For 2018, however, Valdez is committed to staying at home as she is set to return to Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Alyssa Valdez may be making a name for herself overseas, but she wouldn’t miss spending Christmas back home for the world.“Christmas in the Philippines is unique. I really would not exchange anything for experiencing Christmas here,” said Valdez, who flew to Manila from Taiwan on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT The volleyball superstar took a short reprieve from her obligations with Attack Line in Taiwan, to spend the holidays at home.She even watched her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena play for NLEX on Monday before she goes back to Taiwan on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough it was just quick break, Valdez said her brief stay was worth it.The 24-year-old said she’s thankful for the experience playing overseas after seeing action for 3BB Nakornnont in Thailand and Attack Line in Taiwan. Jarencio vocal on return to Tigers but ‘no response’ from UST yet OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Super 8: Perfect Etland drops winless Formosa en route to semis

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names The Elephants will face either Blackwater, Guangzhou, or Seoul.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MACAU—Etland breezed through the group stages and capped off its impressive run with an 87-52 stampede of Formosa in the Asia League Super 8 Thursday at Macau East Asian Games Dome.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Read Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 The Elephants trampled their competition in Group A taking a perfect 3-0 record en route to the semifinals while the Dreamers are in the inverse with a 0-3 card.After establishing an eight-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 21-13, the Elephants pushed the ante in the second outscoring Formosa 32-19 to build a 46-26 buffer heading into the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Kim Nak Hyeon led the Etland with 21 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and four steals while Kim jung Nyeon and Hong Gyeong Ki had 12 and 11 points, respectively.Chai Wei put up 13 points for the Dreamers. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs View commentslast_img read more