WI face tough day in Pakistan contest

first_img COUNTER-ATTACK WEST INDIES 1st Innings 312 PAKISTAN 1st Innings (overnight 172 for three) Azhar Ali c wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 105 Ahmed Shehzad c Hope b Bishoo 70 Babar Azam c & b Gabriel 0 Younis Khan c Gabriel b Bishoo 0 *Misbah-ul-Haq c Hope b Holder 99 Asad Shafiq lbw b Holder 15 +Sarfraz Ahmed c Powell b Gabriel 9 Shadab Khan c Chase b Gabriel 16 Mohammad Amir c Hope b Holder 10 Yasir Shah c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 24 Mohammad Abbas not out 1 Extras (b16, lb16, nb12) 44 TOTAL (all out, 140 overs) 393 Fall of wickets: 1-155 (Ahmed Shehzad), 2-156 (Babar Azam), 3-161 (Younis Khan), 4-259 (Azhar Ali), 5-316 (Misbah-ul-Haq), 6-325 (Sarfraz Ahmed), 7-329 (Asad Shafiq), 8-354 (Mohammad Amir), 9-384 (Shadab Khan), 10-393 (Yasir Shah) Bowling: Gabriel 32-6-81-4 (nb9), Joseph 19-5-48-0, Chase 19-2-74-0 (nb1), Holder 29-11-42-3 (nb2), Bishoo 41-11-116-3. WEST INDIES 2nd Innings K Brathwaite not out 8 K Powell c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 6 S Hetmyer not out 22 Extras (b4) 4 TOTAL (1 wkt, 14 overs) 40 Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Powell) Bowling: Mohammad Amir 4-2-7-0, Mohammad Abbas 5-1-14-1, Yasir Shah 3-16-0, Shadab Khan 2-0-9-0. Position: West Indies trail by 41 runs with nine second innings wickets intact. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: R Kettleborough, B Oxenford; TV – R Illingworth. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): West Indies were facing a daunting penultimate day of the second Test against Pakistan today, after Azhar Ali struck his 13th Test hundred to put the visitors on top in the decisive contest at Kensington Oval. Facing a deficit of 81 runs after Pakistan piled up 393 in their first innings, the Caribbean side finished yesterday’s third day on 40 for one – still requiring a further 41 runs to make the Pakistanis bat again. They suffered a blow in the 14 overs they were left to navigate at the end when left-hander Kieran Powell was brilliantly caught off the inside edge by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed, off the enterprising seamer Mohammad Abbas in the second over of the innings. But novice left-hander Shimron Hetmyer, searching for his first score of note after failing in each of his three Test innings to date, stroked a breezy, unbeaten 22 off 34 balls to hold off the Pakistan attack. Showing little signs of nerves, the 20-year-old pulled Abbas to the ropes at midwicket for his first scoring shot and then straight drove seamer Mohammad Amir and cover-drove leg-spinner Shadab Khan, to account for three of his four boundaries. He was partnered by opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who was unbeaten eight from 46 deliveries. Earlier, Azhar scored 105 to help Pakistan consolidate their overnight position of 172 for three, as West Indies struggled in the morning session and were forced to go wicketless. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel topped the hosts’ bowling with four for 81, while captain and seamer Jason Holder (3-42), and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (3-116) finished with three wickets apiece. Azhar and Misbah blunted the West Indies attack in the morning session, gathering just 54 runs in 26 overs to push the visitors up to 226 for three at lunch. Resuming the day on 81, the right-handed Azhar added a mere 13 runs to be unbeaten on 94 at the break but reached triple figures in the fifth over following the resumption when he cut Bishoo to the backward point boundary. All told, he struck nine fours in a knock that spanned 278 deliveries and a shade over 71/2 hours. He had put on 98 for the fourth wicket with Misbah when he finally perished in the seventh over after lunch, nicking a Bishoo leg-break behind at 259 for four. Misbah, who started the day on seven, was unbeaten on 40 at lunch and raised his 38th Test half-century in the fourth over after the break when he cut off-spinner Roston Chase behind square for a single. The 42-year-old celebrated by clearing the ropes at long on with Chase as he dominated a 57-run, fifth wicket stand with Asad Shafiq (15), to further strengthen Pakistan. Misbah, who was left stranded on 99 in the first innings of the Sabina Park first Test, cruised to the verge of an 11th Test hundred but then got himself in a tangle trying to leave alone one from Holder that bounced, and managed to edge to Shai Hope at second slip. He faced 201 balls in just over 41/4 hours and struck nine fours and two sixes. West Indies then honed in for the kill with Gabriel removing Sarfraz Ahmed for nine to a catch by Powell at slip and Holder trapping Shafiq lbw with the last ball before tea, to leave Pakistan on 329 for seven. However, the Windies hopes of bringing a swift end to the innings were dashed when Shadab (16) put on 25 for the eighth wicket with Amir and another 30 for the ninth wicket with Yasir, as runs flowed at the end. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

PVL: FEU tramples San Sebastian in straight sets

first_imgSan Sebastian, which went to two straight NCAA finals, will now make do without the lethal Grethcel Soltones, who carried the Lady Stags for the past couple of seasons.“So far so good, and I told them to we have to start this tournament on a good note so we can end this on the same level,” said new FEU head coach George Pascua, who replaced Shaq Delos Santos. “They have to release their maximum potential in the games.”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’“Of course our goal is the championship because it’s still a different when you win a championship, that’s the objective of the team.”Nikka Dalisay led the Lady Stags with 10 points. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles With the All-Star Game over, CJ Perez quickly shifts focus on 2nd round Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees FILE PHOTO – FEU’s Bernadeth Pons (2) celebrates with her teammates. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University gored through rebuilding San Sebastian in three sets, 25-17, 25-21, 25-14, in its first match in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Team captain Bernadeth Pons led the Lady Tamaraws with 13 points while Toni Rose Basas added 11.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Blatche hints at return 10 days before World Cup qualifiers begin

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 After Sunday’s morning practice, the team left for Tagaytay on Sunday for its three-day training camp.Apart from Blatche, four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro are also expected to lead Gilas’ bid to return to the World Cup. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Be back with my brothers real soon to take care of business #puso,” Blatche wrote on his Instagram account.The 31-year-old Blatche hasn’t donned the national team colors since leading Gilas to a sweep in the Seaba Championship last May here in Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneHe was supposed to be with Gilas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon but pulled out due to security reasons.Gilas started its buildup on Nov. 3 with a closed-door session and has since been holding twice-a-day trainings. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas has yet to reunite with Andray Blatche, but it’s only a matter of time before the naturalized big man rejoins the team.Blatche has been tapped to lead the Philippines in its Fiba World Cup qualifiers bid, set to start on November 24 in Japan, and the former NBA veteran hinted at his soonest return.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Injured Jalalon rues missing World Cup qualifiers, shifts focus to Star Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Thunder star Paul George expects boos in return to Indiana

first_imgIndiana fans value loyalty — the player they hold in the highest regard, Reggie Miller, stayed with the Pacers for 18 years. They had their hearts broken back in 2005-06 when Ron Artest demanded a trade, the first step in the dismantling of a nucleus the Pacers expected to compete for NBA titles for years to come.George, also a one-time centerpiece to Indiana’s title hopes, is gone, too. He figures boos will rain down as a result.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“I honestly wouldn’t think it would be any other way,” he said. “The Pacers fans outweigh the Paul George fans, so that’s what I’m looking forward to. I’m going to embrace that. I’m going to thrive on that. It’s going to give me the energy to play better.”Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony will be in a similar situation when the Thunder visit the New York Knicks on Saturday. Anthony was sent to Oklahoma City in the offseason after he waived a no-trade clause. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Oladipo downplayed Wednesday’s game in his typical low-key manner. He said he still is friends with his former Thunder teammates and the game simply is about handling business.“I look forward to every game, every game I play,” he said. “This is just another game, just another game that we’ve got to win. Obviously, you guys and the fans want to blow it up, which is fine. But we have to go out and play Pacers basketball.”Anthony preferred to stir the pot. He believes the expected hostile environment in Indianapolis will provide an opportunity to build team unity.“We’ve got to be ready for that because it’s us against the whole (state of) Indiana,” Anthony said. “Not just the Pacers, but the whole Indiana. I think Paul is ready for it. As a professional, as a competitor, it’s kind of bittersweet because you spent so much time and you want a different reaction from the people you put a lot of work in for, you fought for and you competed for. But then again, you want to go in there and have a good game. You want to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES View comments Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots between Charlotte Hornets forwards Marvin Williams (2) and Frank Kaminsky, right, in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George knows the crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse well enough to expect a rude reception when he returns for the first time.George spent seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers, and the four-time All-Star helped them reach the Eastern Conference Finals twice. After last season, George’s camp made it clear Indiana didn’t figure into his long-term plans, so the disappointed Pacers traded him to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis rather than risk getting nothing in return for him.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours McIlroy plans busy schedule leading to the Masters 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 “When he gets booed, we get booed,” Anthony said. “We’re in this together. We understand the situation. I’m pretty sure he’s going to embrace that situation, and we’re going to help him embrace that situation, and as a team, we’re going to help him embrace that situation.”George’s transition has been a bit bumpy. He is playing outstanding defense, yet still getting comfortable on offense alongside Anthony and Russell Westbrook. He’s averaging 20.6 points on 42 percent shooting overall and 41 percent shooting from 3-point range and leads the league with 2.4 steals per game. The team has struggled to a 12-14 record.“We’re not enjoying these losses but we’re enjoying the grind,” George said. “We’re enjoying the battles, we’re enjoying the targets on our backs. We’re enjoying everything that brought this team together.”The trade seems to be just what Oladipo needed. After Monday’s games, he ranked 10th in the league with 24.5 points per game, and the Pacers were No. 5 in the Eastern Conference with a 16-11 record.“I think he’s just in attack mode,” George said. “He’s aggressive. He’s confident. You can tell he’s worked extremely hard over this past summer, and Indy has given him the keys. You’ve got a young team around, a fresh locker room. It’s a lot of positive energy over there. They are playing well. They are playing good basketball.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Return to coaching a blessing for Frankie Lim

first_imgFrankie Lim. PBA IMAGESFor new Perpetual coach Frankie Lim, his appointment at the helm for the Altas couldn’t have come at a better time.Out of the coaching circuit for the better part of the last three years, the 57-year-old mentor said that he has been feeling the itch to coach for a while before the Altas came calling.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Of course, I miss coaching. Maybe, this also comes as a blessing. Everything went to its proper place and I am becoming a head coach again,” he said.Lim last called the shots for Ginebra in the PBA back in 2015 after a largely successful run in San Beda from 2007 to 2011, netting four NCAA titles along the way.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 folkHe was initially appointed as a team consultant last December, but was promoted as the team’s head coach after Nosa Omorogbe had to come home to Nigeria to attend to some family matters.Taking the Altas out of the obscurity, however, is a different beast and Lim will have to extend all efforts if he wants his vision to come to fruition starting the NCAA Season 94. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Romeo, Ravena, Abueva bare intentions of joining PH 3×3 team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I was just appointed on Wednesday and it’s too early to make assessments. We’re cramming a bit, but we have no other choice but to do our best,” he said.Luckily, Lim can begin his rebuilding period early as Perpetual will participate in the ongoing 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Unlike his golden run with the Red Lions, Lim is tempering expectation as he seeks to bring the Altas back to relevance after a 4-14 run last NCAA Season 93.“I’ll just do whatever I can. Since the NCAA is still in July, we still have a few months to prepare. We’ll just have to make the best out of it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

Bagley’s big 2nd half leads No. 5 Duke past No. 9 UNC

first_imgLATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer North Carolina: The Tar Heels had a chance to spoil Duke’s Senior Night for the third time in their last four regular-season-ending visits to Cameron, and sweep their fiercest rivals. Instead they’ll enter the postseason on a two-game losing streak.Duke: This very well might have been the final game at Cameron for a good chunk of the starting five, with Allen — the team’s lone senior — surrounded by three potential one-and-done freshmen and coach Mike Krzyzewski acknowledging in the leadup to the game that “it’s the last game probably for a few of our other kids, too.” The offense came alive just in time to send Allen — and maybe the others — out the way they wanted.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: Heads to the ACC Tournament next week in Brooklyn.Duke: Heads to the ACC Tournament next week in Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duke’s Marvin Bagley III (35) dunks over North Carolina’s Brandon Robinson (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)DURHAM, N.C. — Marvin Bagley III had 18 of his 21 points in the second half along with 15 rebounds, and No. 5 Duke pulled away to beat No. 9 North Carolina 74-64 on Saturday night.Grayson Allen added 15 points in his final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and Gary Trent Jr. had 13 points — including three 3-pointers in the final 10 minutes — to help the Blue Devils (25-6, 13-5) clinch the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ 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 awardcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duke was 8 of 15 from 3-point range in the second half — the Blue Devils made just 1 of 10 from that distance in the first half — and outrebounded North Carolina 24-13 after halftime.Cameron Johnson scored 16 points for the Tar Heels (22-9, 11-7), while Kenny Williams and Luke Maye each had 13. Three weeks after they rallied from a double-figure deficit to beat their fiercest rivals, it was the Blue Devils’ turn to flip the script.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDuke trailed by 11 with 14 1/2 minutes to play before the ACC’s top offense finally found its rhythm, hitting four 3s in 4 1/2 minutes to erase that deficit. That came as part of a 25-10 burst keyed by six 3s that put the Blue Devils ahead to stay.BIG PICTURE Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Mushers, fans gather for world’s most famous sled dog race Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Padda blasts ref after ‘crucial’ call in Adamson win over UE

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Adamson stops skid, downs much-improved UE for 5th spot Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown First official Angelo Haw, who is a national referee, allowed a pancake on UE’s side after Lea Ann Perez’ hit.Perez and her teammates began to celebrate after they felt they’ve scored 13-11 but Haw never blew his whistle to signal a point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“There was no pancake, clearly the ball was down, it wasn’t even close to getting a pancake,” said Padda Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “How do you call that a pancake? That was crucial.”Adamson still got the 13-11 lead on the sequence when Laizah Ann Bendong’s pass to Mary Ann Mendrez went too high and landed out of bounds. MOST READ SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University went tit-for-tat against University of the East just to get its five-set victory, 19-25, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16, 15-12, in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.And part of that exchange was a controversial call that Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda absolutely decried against.ADVERTISEMENT “Thank God we got the point, but if we hadn’t gotten the point what would’ve happened then the score would’ve been 12-12. You can’t do that in the fifth set and it pisses me off.”The incident wasn’t the first time that the game officials drew the ire of Padda.Adamson lost in five sets against University of the Philippines, 25-18, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25, 16-14, in its previous game and a similar situation happened and also in the fifth set when one of Diana Carlos’ spikes were ruled legal despite Padda’s insistence that it went out.There was also Mylene Paat’s spike that was ruled out that gave UP a 12-10 lead in the fifth.“I do believe we lost the fifth set to UP because of the refs, I do believe there were two controversial calls that you can’t make those calls in the fifth set,” added Padda. “You need to be perfect as a ref, and I believe the fifth set loss against UP was because of them.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more

La Salle moves on from Ateneo, sets focus on Final Four

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “I’ve always told them, throughout the whole eliminations that these games aren’t important,” said De Jesus, whose team will hold a twice-to-beat advantage against the Lady Bulldogs.“The most important games are the semifinals and the finals, if we will get to the finals,” said De Jesus who owns all of La Salle’s titles. “That’s their motivation right now.”“So that’s their motivation right now, they have to prepare for the semifinals and, if we reach it, the finals.”ADVERTISEMENT Madayag, Ateneo ‘confident’ ahead of Final 4 despite not having twice-to-beat View comments 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Lady Spikers moved closer to their third straight title, and the multi-titled head coach wants his team to focus on the more important games.“We’re done with Ateneo, so it’s about time to focus on our next game and that is our semifinal match against NU,” said De Jesus in Filipino after their sweep of Ateneo, 26-24, 25-17, 25-19 Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLa Salle finished the eliminations with a league-best 12-2 record and will head into the semifinals with an eight-game winning streak.De Jesus knows that even though they were stopped just twice in the preliminaries, the real measure of a team is how it handles the pressure-packed Final Four. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For someone who’s won 10 titles in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament, Ramil De Jesus isn’t the type to put too much thought on an elimination round tussle.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

MPBL: Marikina, Muntinlupa get opening day wins

first_imgAllan Mangahas paced Muntinlupa with 16 points, six rebounds, and five assists, while Parks finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.Meanwhile, the Marikina Shoemakers turned back the Gen San Warriors, 81-88, in the curtain raiser.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownYves Sazon, a standout from Philippine Christian University, exploded for 33 points, 10 rebounds and four assits in the win. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 New-look Archers earn praise from Baldwin: They’re rugged, hardworking Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Marikina and Muntinlupa were off to a strong start in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup after opening day wins at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday.The Muntinlupa Cagers spoiled the debut of Ray Parks and the Mandaluyong El Tigre, 86-74.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Tennis star Serena Williams struggling with ‘postpartum emotions’

first_imgBecause of the rain, their match was one of several that will be added to an already busy Tuesday calendar.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to three years if not dealt with,” Williams said on Monday.Williams’ disclosure comes a week after she suffered the worst loss of her career in San Jose, losing the final 12 games in a shocking 6-1, 6-0 first-round upset to unseeded Johanna Konta.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’On Monday, she described her mindset at the time as being in a “funk.”“Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom,” Williams wrote on her social media Instagram account. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Williams said she is trying to work through her despair by sharing her feelings with family and friends.“Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby …. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art,” she said.Organizers announced on Saturday that Williams was withdrawing from this week’s WTA Montreal tournament citing “personal reasons.”Williams battled back from life-saving surgery after giving birth to daughter Olympia in September, reaching the final at Wimbledon, where she was beaten by Germany’s Angelique Kerber.Williams had a tough draw in Montreal. Her opening match would have been against Frenchwoman Alize Cornet who has defeated Williams four out of the six times they have faced each other.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If she advanced past Cornet, her next opponent would have been Kerber.Meanwhile, in first round matches on Monday, Serena’s older sister Venus rallied from an early break down to ease into the second round by defeating world number 124 Caroline Dolehide 7-5, 6-1.“I think maybe she had more of an advantage because she’s probably seen me play more than I’ve played her. It was pretty close in the first set,” the 38-year-old Venus said.Venus used her experience to wrestle control of the match as she hit 12 winners and made 16 unforced errors.Dolehide tried to make the most of her baseline game but she racked up 25 unforced errors to 11 winners, and lost her serve four times.Venus next faces the winner of an all-Romanian encounter between qualifier Monica Niculescu and 2013 tournament runner-up Sorana Cirstea.Teen rivalsMaria Sharapova and Sesil Karatantcheva, of Bulgaria, renewed their teenage rivalry but were only able to complete the first five games before the rains hit.Russia’s Sharapova has a 4-1 lead in the match which will resume on Tuesday.The pair played their first three career matches as teenagers, including a fiery affair on the outer courts at the 2004 Indian Wells tournament when Karatantcheva was 15. Tuesday’s contest under the Court Central lights will be their first in over eight years. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Serena Williams of the United States serves gets ready by her chair before her match against Johanna Konta of Great Britain during Day 2 of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic at Spartan Tennis Complex on July 31, 2018 in San Jose, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Serena Williams says she is suffering from “postpartum emotions” as the 23-time Grand Slam winner struggles to deal with juggling family life and tennis.The 36-year-old American is seeking to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 WTA season due to a pregnancy.ADVERTISEMENT Alaska trades Calvin Abueva to Phoenix View commentslast_img read more