Santiago towers as Lady Bulldogs nip Lady Eagles

first_imgSantiago was head and shoulders—literally and figuratively—above everyone else as she hammered nine markers in the first set alone.She finished with 26 points and was front and center of NU’s defense that yielded 14 blocks, including the winning point against Jho Maraguinot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFar Eastern University drew its first win at the expense of Adamson, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16.Earlier in men’s action, Ateneo stunned NU, 27-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, to join FEU at the top with two wins apiece. 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 The Lady Eagles tried to fight back after dropping the first two sets through the efforts of Maraguinot, Mich Morente, Kat Tolentino and Jia Morado.They were comfortably ahead in the fourth set, 12-4, and then 22-17 on a service error by NU.But an error and a block got the Lady Bulldogs going before Santiago and De Leon engaged in a shootout that extended the frame.The Lady Bulldogs found alternative offensive thrusts in Risa Sato and Singh through Jasmine Nabor’s superb ball distribution that accounted for 46 excellent sets.But Ateneo made a switch on defense, fortifying its blockade on the the wing position and putting the pressure on Santiago to carry the scoring load in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jaja Santiago played the game expected of her as National University shook off a momentary collapse to prevail over Ateneo, 25-17, 25-13, 18-25, 29-27, Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.The 6-foot-5 Santiago scored four of the Lady Bulldogs’ last six points for their second straight victory and the solo leadership.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Villanueva faction to file complaint vs Andrada group Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytelast_img read more

PH ladies whip Iraq for 2nd straight win

first_imgSustaining its fiery form, the Philippines whipped Iraq, 4-0, on Wednesday for its second straight win in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers at Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.The Filipinos scored all of their goals in the first half as they took the fight out of the Iraqis early to grab maximum points for the top spot in Group A. Coach Leticia Bautista’s charges also beat United Arab Emirates by the same score Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte 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 The Filipinos will face Tajikistan on Friday before clashing with Bahrain on Monday. A duel with Jordan wraps up their qualifying campaign on April 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig outcenter_img Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town POC warns tennis body MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “We all have the same goal in mind which is to qualify for the Asian Cup,” said veteran Patrice Impelido. “But we can’t get ahead of ourselves; [we have to] take it one match at a time.”Eva Madarang increased her tally to three goals in two matches after firing the opening goal in the 21st minute off a fine through ball from Hannah Parado, before Hali Long doubled the advantage with a header off a corner kick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSara Castañeda and Alesa Dolino both got on the scoresheet in stoppage time of the first half to give the Filipinos total command of the match. Irish Navaja came close to adding a fifth in the second half.With six points from two matches, the Filipinos look on course to grabbing a spot in the eight-nation Asian Cup to be hosted by Jordan next year. As host, Jordan is already qualified for the tournament, which means only the top team from the group will advance. View commentslast_img read more

Yankees’ Pineda almost perfect in 8-1 win over Rays

first_imgNew York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws during the second inning of the baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium, Monday, April 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)New York pitcher Michael Pineda retired the first 20 hitters he faced and struck out 11 Monday as the Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 8-1.Pineda had a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium on full alert as he powered through the Rays hitters, making effective use of off-speed pitches in an electrifying performance.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “You kind of know what he’s going to throw for the most part,” Longoria said. “You’re kind of guessing first-pitch fastball, first-pitch slider. Those are the only two that he was executing. I had just guessed slider on that pitch and he made a mistake. It was the one that he had left up.”Pineda threw just 93 total pitches. He gave up one run on two hits in 7 2/3 innings and didn’t walk a batter.His performance, backed by three Yankees home runs, was more than enough.“The biggest thing was my location was really good today,” said Pineda, who first became aware of his no-hit bid after the fourth inning.“Every inning, (I) focused on getting outs quick, hitter by hitter — focused on being aggressive,” added Pineda, who had lasted less than four innings against the Rays at Tampa Bay last week.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He ended the fifth inning by striking out Logan Morrison, and fans were on their feet when he struck out Tim Beckham to end the sixth.His first really difficult out came when Kevin Kiermaier flied out to left field for the second out of the center, when Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner sprinted toward the line to grab the ball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“When Gardy caught that ball, that’s the loudest I’ve heard it here in a long time,” said Yankees catcher Austin Romine, who had watched Pineda retire all 20 Rays to that point.Pineda’s bid for a perfect game ended one batter later, when Evan Longoria lined Pineda’s 75th pitch of the night — a first-pitch slider — into left field for a clean double. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIES MOST READ Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jazz halt streaking Warriors Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government View commentslast_img read more

Pingoy, Sarr tow Adamson past Arellano in OT

first_imgPingoy drilled two more jumpers in the extra period to finish with seven points, three rebounds, and three assists.The Cameroonian center Sarr imposed his will to come away with nine markers, 18 rebounds and a block.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Falcons leaned on the duo in OT as Pingoy drilled the go-ahead basket with 58.3 seconds remaining before Sarr put his side up by five, 61-56, with a crucial three-point play with three ticks left.“As you can see, we’re still a work in progress. We got some new guys and we just have to stay within the course, still a lot of polishing to do,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, as his side was the lone UAAP squad to win in opening day after the shock defeats of La Salle and Ateneo earlier in the day. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dawn Ochea led Adamson in scoring with 14 points and six rebounds, rookie Tyrus Hill got 10 markers and four boards, and Jerrick Ahanmisi also had nine.Kent Salado paced the Chiefs with 14 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Archie Concepcion had 13 markers and four boards in the loss.The scores:ADAMSON 61 – Ochea 14, Hill 10, Ahanmisi 9, Sarr 9, Pingoy 7, Manalang 4, Manganti 2, Camacho 2, Mustre 2, Paranada 2, Bernardo 0, Zaldivar 0, Chua 0.ARELLANO 56 – Salado 14, Concepcion 13, Flores 11, Enriquez 6, Gupilan 4, Villoria 3, Abanes 2, Rivera 2, Nicholls 1, Canete 0, Dela Cruz 0, Padilla 0, Meca 0, Alcoriza 0, De Guzman 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Perez shines in Filoil debut for Lyceum vs Ateneo 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 LATEST STORIES LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPapi Sarr was in his usual dominant force inside while Jerie Pingoy stepped up late to carry Adamson to a thrilling 61-56 victory over Arellano in overtime in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Monday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Subbing in for the fouled-out Robbie Manalang, the transferee from Ateneo cashed in on his chances late, draining the game-tying three, 48-all, that forced overtime with 20.8 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home MOST READ Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Quarters:12-14, 21-20, 34-38, 48-48, 61-56. View commentslast_img read more

No Love lost: Cavs star accepts reduced role as champs roll

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Love was once something of an outsider in Cleveland, but those days are long gone and he’s now a pivotal part of everything for the defending champions, who are undefeated through two rounds.But don’t be fooled by his statistical slide to this point of the playoffs. That could soon change as well.When the Cavs resume their march toward a possible second title next week, Lue hinted that Love, who has even sat out the entire fourth quarter in two victories, could be a bigger factor.“Some of it’s my fault because we haven’t really featured him a lot because of the matchups we had on other teams,” Lue said. “He has been great. His whole mindset is winning and that’s what it’s all about in the playoffs. In this next series, we have some matchups he can definitely take advantage of and it’s on me to make sure we do that.”During Cleveland’s sweep of Toronto, Love averaged just 12 points — he averaged 19 during the regular season — and he scored just 5 in Game 4 on 2-of-7 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT One of the reasons for Love’s drop-off against Toronto is that he was often guarded by Serge Ibaka, a defensive specialist acquired in part to take away one of Cleveland’s most potent weapons. Also, with the way LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are playing, the Cavs didn’t need as much from Love.Their “Big 3” has been reduced to a “Terrific 2” but things could be much different in the conference final, where matchups could dictate more minutes for Love.Love’s ability to post up and pop outside for 3-pointers makes him challenging to cover. Lue knows there may be a chance to get the 6-foot-10 big man more involved.“The playoffs is a game of matchups,” he said. “That’s why Toronto went out and got Ibaka, to try and slow Kevin down. Maybe we didn’t feature Kevin enough against Toronto, maybe we showed ’em too much respect and that’s on me. But next round I’ve got to do a better job of really getting Kevin involved and really establishing Kevin.”Love’s willingness to accept a lesser role in the postseason is not only a sign of his comfort in Cleveland, but also his willingness to put the team first.“It’s just growth,” Lue said. “Growth for Kevin, growth for this team and it’s all about winning. When you come here it’s all about one thing, and that’s just trying to win a championship. However you gotta do it, you gotta do it. And it’s about sacrifice. Scoring the basketball is not the most important thing, it’s the small things that Kevin’s been doing that goes uncharted.” Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadcenter_img In short, Love isn’t demanding more, well, love.“I told him (Lue), ‘We’re 8-0. I don’t mind it,’” he said. “If I get five or six shots, if I get 15 shots, it doesn’t matter to me, as long as we win. I’ve been in this position before. We’re having success so I’m happy. Feel good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundAs the Cavaliers wait for the winner of the Boston-Washington series as their opponent in the Eastern Conference finals, Love’s reduced role in his third postseason for Cleveland has become a topic for discussion.And while the All-Star forward has found himself at the center of previous controversies during his time with the Cavs, there are no hidden meanings or subliminal messages at work this time. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ In this file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sits on the bench as time runs out in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. As the Cavs continue to wait for the winner of the Boston-Washington series to emerge as their opponent in the Eastern Conference finals, Love’s reduced role in his third postseason for Cleveland has become a topic for discussion. And while the All-Star forward has found himself at the center of previous controversies during his time with the Cavs, there are no hidden meanings or subliminal messages at work. APCLEVELAND — Kevin Love doesn’t mind being a third wheel or a fourth or even a fifth.His scoring average has dipped and he’s taking fewer shots. And he’s OK with that. He has not been a major part of Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue’s plans in the playoffs so far. And he’s not complaining about that, either.ADVERTISEMENT Will Power breaks IndyCar Grand Prix qualifying record View commentslast_img read more

Blatche under scrutiny

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Swing Out Sister back to PH this April China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Marikina battles Meralco booters “We’re looking at options,” SBP chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan told the Inquirer in an exclusive interview on Thursday night, after the Filipinos made the qualifying proper by topping the Seaba championship.“He (Blatche) is certainly part of [the list of] candidates,” Pangilinan said. “But we will still have to see.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBlatche led the Filipinos during the 2014 World Cup in Spain and was an integral part in the Philippines’ classification round win over Senegal.Coach Chot Reyes practiced with Blackwater import Greg Smith a lot of times leading up to the Seaba while Blatche was unavailable with his wife due to give birth. 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 For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe Philippines might have to find its way back to the World Cup starting in November minus the naturalized player that identifies most to Gilas Pilipinas.Andray Blatche’s spot in the National team is not cast in stone, with coaching staff and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas looking at candidates that could reinforce the squad when the Qualifying series starts in November in Japan for the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertelast_img read more

JPV, Kaya score huge wins, keep foes winless

first_imgJPV skipper Takashi Odawara accounted for the other goal for the Marikina side, which hiked its tally to six points for fourth spot.Uesato opened the scoring nine minutes before halftime and added another goal just five minutes after the restart. After Odawara struck in the 51st minute, Uesato, playing in his second season with Marikina, completed his hat trick in the 76th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundMintah scored on a penalty and was also involved in the three other goals for the Makati club, which had seven points on two wins, a draw and a loss.Mintah earned the penalty that Adam Reed promptly converted to open the scoring in the 23rd minute, before setting up strike partner Robert Lopez minutes later. 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 Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Swing Out Sister back to PH this April After Filipino-Nigerian striker Chima Uzoka pulled one back for Ilocos, Mintah was back tormenting Ilocos, assisting on Joven Bedic’s goal. Mintah got on the score sheet later on with another penalty, before Uzoka scored from the spot in stoppage time to peg the final score.Ilocos absorbed its second loss in three matches.“It was a time, but you have to expect that the home team will fight until the last whistle,” said Makati coach Noel Marcaida. “But for us, we took advantage of the two goals in the first half.”ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ View comments More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JPV Marikina and Kaya FC Makati kept Stallion Laguna and Ilocos United winless with emphatic away victories last Wednesday in the Philippines Football League.Japanese striker Takumi Uesato bagged the first hattrick in the history of the league to propel JPV Marikina to a 4-0 triumph at Biñan Football Stadium, while Kaya FC Makati leaned on Ghanaian striker Jordan Mintah’s superb play in a 4-2 drubbing of Ilocos United at Quirino Stadium in Vigan.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ San Diego trails Chineselast_img read more

Filoil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight win

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ibrahim Quattara had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and six blocks to lead the 4-2 Maroons. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Arellano stays alive for q’finals spot, grounds Mapua More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian continued its stampede in the group stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup, ripping University of the Philippines, 64-51, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Stags now lead Group B with a 6-1 record, leaving behind their season opener loss to Adamson University into distant memory.ADVERTISEMENT 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After a 34-34 stalemate at the start of the second half, the Stags went into overdrive and outscored the Maroons, 22-9, in the third to build a 56-43 lead.Jason David eventually finished off UP with back-to-back triples with 3:08 left to give San Sebastian a 64-49 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“Everybody is stepping up and we played good defense in the second half,” said Stags head coach Egay Macaraya. “I’m just very happy that my team is learning to win every game. Right now their character is they would never give up, no matter what.”Regille Ilagan top scored for San Sebastian with 14 points while David showed his versatility finishing with 13 points, four rebounds six assists, two steals, and a block. View commentslast_img read more

Cornwall, Morant Bay clash in daCosta second round

first_img – STETHS vs Cedric Titus at Jarrett Park – Manchester vs Ewarton at Bramwell Sports Club – Dinthill vs Oracabessa at Manchester – Glenmuir vs Denbigh at Drax Hall – St Mary Technical vs Steer Town at Drax Hall – Spot Valley vs Fair Prospect at Lynch Park – Paul Bogle vs Holmwood at Manchester – Frome vs Munro at STETHS Zone N – preliminary round match – Central vs Garvey Maceo at Juici Field Western Bureau: The seeded second round of the 2017 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup competition will get under way afternoon. The introduction of the controversial new system has placed defending champions Cornwall College second on the seeding chart facing number 31 seed Morant Bay High at Paul Bogle High at 3 p.m. Cornwall have not looked the impressive team they were last year in the first round. They lost to minnows Maldon in the first round and and coach Dr Dean Weatherly said there are no easy games in this round and he expects a tough game against a well-coached team. “Although they (Morant Bay) are seeded at 31, we can’t take them lightly … it’s a well-coached team, from what I heard, they are playing good football. We hope to come out victorious, but it won’t be a walk in the park because we expecting them to throw everything at us,” Weatherly said. Weatherly believes that while his team this year might lack a lot of individual talent, it is more rounded and depend less on any one player. “The team last year would probably have a better strike force in individual talent, but I think this team is more an all-round one. Last year, we had that individual we could go to and it probably caused our downfall in a couple of matches, so although we may not have that prolific striker, we have a rounded team,” said Weatherly. Coach of Morant Bay High Darian Lard said there is a confident mood in the camp as the team hasn’t been to the second round of the competition for a long time. They will be looking to pull off an upset win. “A win would be a dream come true especially for the people in the parish,” said Lard. Today’s gameslast_img read more

Tryall, Global, Ken’s seal spots in NJ league finals

first_img Major ‘A’ final The big final, the Major ‘A’ showdown between Jamalco and Tivoli Gardens, is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Also on Sunday, teams in the Intermediate and Minor leagues that did not qualify for the quarter-finals are invited to participate in the end-of-season Rally, which is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. In the Minor League, Speg will face Arnett ‘B’ at 5:45 p.m. on Court One, with Excelsior Eagles and Blades ‘A’ battling simultaneously on Court Three in the Sunshine Cereals Intermediate League. Tryall Heights, Global ‘A’, and Ken’s Wildflower all secured spots in Sunday’s finals for Netball Jamaica’s league championship play-offs. In Tuesday evening’s Sunshine Cereals Intermediate League semi-finals at the Leila Robinson Courts, Tryall Heights defeated Blades 41-33, while Global ‘A’ beat Excelsior Eagles 38-24. Nickeisha Duncan, with a game-high 30 goals from 38 attempts, led the way for Tryall Heights. Blades’ leading scorer was Jenelle Russell, with 23 goals from 27 tries). In the other Sunshine Cereals semi-final, Amanda Pinkney stood head and shoulders above the other shooters, netting 33 of 38 attempts in the 38-point tally posted by Global ‘A’. Excelsior’s top scorer was Ramona Edwards with 11 from 13. In the evening’s most exciting contest, the Major ‘B’ semi-final, Ken’s Wildflower scored a nail-biting 39-37 win over Tantrum. Stephanie Anderson was primarily responsible for Ken’s Wildflower’s win, scoring 35 points from 40 attempts. For Tantrum, Shanoy Fletcher led the way with 25 goals from 30 tries. All finals in the divisional leagues will be played on Sunday at the Leila Robinson Courts, beginning at 2:30 p.m., with the Minor League clash between Bethel Town and Maxfield. Tryall Heights and Global ‘A’ will then play the Sunshine Cereals Intermediate League final at 3:30 p.m., to be followed at 4:30 p.m. by the Major ‘B’ final between Ken’s Wildflower and Liguanea.last_img read more