Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas cause

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – There’s one Gilas Pilipinas newcomer who is the tallest, beefiest of them all who should be commanding all the attention yet is very content playing behind the likes of Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras.Christian Standhardinger is a 6-foot-7 center of German descent who made his national team debut on Saturday afternoon in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational playing as the back-up to import Mike Myers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Serena Williams on her first million-dollar check and the gender pay gap MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Oh, man, he can play,” former Gilas skipper Jimmy Alapag, now one of the squad’s assistant coaches, said. “And he plays really hard. That’s probably the way the game is played back in Germany, and the way we like it at Gilas.”At the end of what had been a very trying grind, Hardinger certainly announced that he deserves the same praise the other newcomers are getting. He scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.And we can only imagine what “I need to do better means,” and how well it could help the team in the tournaments to come.ADVERTISEMENT The pony-tailed 27-year-old is being groomed to be an integral part of Gilas in the years to come, with coach Chot Reyes breaking him in gently as he is also slated to play in the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon in late August.“It was nice,” Standhardinger said when asked how he felt after getting his first official Philippine Team game off. “I need to do better next time, though.”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’Ravena and Paras have hugged the spotlight coming over and both didn’t disappoint even though the Filipinos lost to Canada 150, 77-90, Saturday night.Standhardinger, meanwhile, just went about his business and battled Canada’s bigger, more athletic frontliners tooth and nail in all the 25 minutes and 33 seconds he was on the floor. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

Neymar completes world record PSG move

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments READ: 222 million euro deal for Neymar ‘not expensive’, says Mourinho“It also looks like the inflation is accelerating,” said Wenger, whose 21 years at Arsenal have been characterized by prudent spending.“It’s beyond calculation and beyond rationality.”However, in the French capital there is huge excitement at PSG’s Qatari-backed project having landed a star name to finally make them feared among European football’s elite with even French president Emmanuel Macron enthused.“It adds attractiveness. Yes, it’s good news,” said Macron.“Neymar to PSG — the transfer of the century”, splashed Le Parisien’s front page on Thursday with the first five pages devoted to his impending arrival.The mood is understandably more sombre in Barcelona where attention has turned to who the Catalans can sign to replace Neymar in the month before the transfer window closes.Neymar’s Brazilian international teammate Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele have both been linked.There is also scepticism at the role played by PSG’s owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) at a time of political crisis for the energy-rich state which has been boycotted by its Gulf neighbours in recent months and will play host to the World Cup in 2022.‘State signing’ MOST READ In this Saturday, May 27, 2017 file photo, Barcelona’s Neymar celebrates at the end of the Copa del Rey final soccer match between Barcelona and Alaves at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain. Neymar has told Barcelona that he plans to leave the club, with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain seemingly imminent. Barcelona responded shortly after his announcement Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 with a statement saying the Brazil striker’s 222 million euro ($262 million) release clause must be paid in full, a scenario which until recently seemed beyond the reach of any rival. AP FILEPARIS—Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was completed Thursday when the French club confirmed the Brazilian superstar had signed a five year-deal, earning him an estimated 30 million euros ($35.5 million) a year.The deal was signed just hours after the 25-year-old paid off his 222 million euro ($264 million) buyout clause to Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson READ: Neymar’s long road to football transfer historyPSG said that Neymar will be unveiled at a press conference at the club’s Parc des Princes at 1130GMT on Friday.He will then be presented to fans at the same ground at 1345GMT on Saturday before the season-opening Ligue 1 fixture against promoted Amiens.The transfer is more than double the previous world record set by Manchester United’s capture of Paul Pogba from Juventus last year for 105 million euros, leaving many commentators aghast at the rampant inflation in football transfer fees.Leading coaches such as Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho lamented that the move could cause even greater inflation in transfer fees and player wages.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” said Neymar.“Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious. And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new teammates is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want.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’“Paris Saint-Germain’s ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings. I played four seasons in Europe and I feel ready to take the challenge.“From today, I will do everything I can to help my new teammates, to open up new horizons for my club and to bring happiness to its millions of supporters around the world.” 5 PH footballers begin camp, nurse dreams of trip to Munich LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Spanish newspaper El Mundo described the move as a “state signing.”But whilst La Liga protests at losing one of its biggest stars, Barca’s players have continued to wish their now former teammate well.“My friend I wish you the best in everything that comes!!!” Luis Suarez posted on Instagram alongside a picture of the two hugging.“Also thank you for your support, for everything that I learned with you and for the unique moments that we spent together!!!! Keep like this and never change love you little bro.”Earlier Thursday, Spain’s football league threatened to stall the saga by initially refusing to accept the check presented by Neymar’s representatives at its Madrid headquarters.La Liga president Javier Tebas had accused the French club of breaching UEFA’s financial fair play rules.Clubs can be sanctioned by European football’s governing body for making a loss of more than 30 million euros over a three-year period.However, UEFA insisted the move will not automatically trigger a failure to comply with FFP regulations.“The transfer of Neymar to PSG will have an effect on the club’s finances over several years but the impact of such an operation cannot be judged in advance, notably as PSG could well sell several players for a significant amount,” UEFA said in a statement to Agence France-Presse.Barca added that they will aid UEFA in any future enquiry into whether the French side fell foul of regulations. “The club will pass on to UEFA the details of the above operation so that they can determine the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case,” continued the Barca statement.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather flaunts new $26M mansion in Beverly Hills

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide The 15,000 square feet two-storey building was originally marketed for $52M, but Mayweather managed to knock down the asking price since he paid cash.Apart from his latest mansion, Mayweather also has similar properties in Las Vegas and Miami. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson RELATED STORY:WATCH: Mayweather brags about his 7 girlfriends, $200M cash in interviewSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Floyd Mayweather Jr. made sure his final foray in the boxing ring would count, knocking out Conor McGregor in 10 rounds and accumulating well over $100M in the process.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNot one to turn down a chance to flash his cash and flaunt his ridiculously extravagant lifestyle, the 40-year-old undefeated boxer took to Instagram to show off his latest investment—a $26 million mansion in Beverly Hills, California, USA.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Madrid stunned by Betis at home, loses ground to Barcelona View comments DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. To celebrate his win over the UFC Lightweight Champion, Mayweather purchased the gargantuan property, which he refers to as his “castle”, equipped with a 50-person cinema, swimming pool, 10 bathrooms, a gym, a spa, wine cellar and a four-car garage, according to The Sun. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 awardlast_img read more

Not just luck as Racal credits teammates, hard work for big game

first_imgThe former Letran star scored six of his eight points inside the last three minutes, hitting two 3-pointers in a row that held off Meralco and give Alaska a 103-98 victory.READ: Aces nab first win, beat Meralco 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 folk“It’s been so long since I had a good game. Maybe I just got lucky, but it was really because of my teammates. They were able to find me when I was open. And also, I practice my shots and I really do extra work,” Racal said.The Aces chalked up their first win in three tries and Racal hopes they will be able to sustain their play heading into their game against the Kia Picanto. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson READ: What’s bugging Alaska?The Picanto are currently on a 15-game slide dating back to last season but Racal said they aren’t to be taken lightly despite their standing.“We still need to work for it. Kia won’t go to the game only to give the win to us so we need to work and prepare hard to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Ian Sangalang emerging as Magnolia’s next top gun Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe extra hours spent in the gym finally paid off for Alaska swingman Kevin Racal on Wednesday night.Racal was neither the game’s leading scorer nor the Aces’ best player but he was instrumental in the Aces’ first win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Catalan looking for blazing start in 2018

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Rene Catalan (right). photo from ONE CHampionshipRene Catalan is riding a three-fight winning streak, and the 39-year-old plans to stretch it to four in 2018, all in the name of the Philippines.Catalan (3-2)  started his MMA career with two straight losses but has since strung together an undefeated run that he will put on the line when he faces Xuewen Peng in Jakarta on Jan. 20.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I am exerting a tremendous amount of effort in training, I want to keep on winning,” said Catalan of his fight in the ONE: Kings of Courage card.“I am inspired to win my match this coming Jan. 20 because I am representing the Philippines, It is always an honor to fight for my country. My goal in this bout is to win and bring pride to my nation.”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 folkCatalan is not only gunning for his fourth straight win, but he’s also hoping to get a shot at the ONE Strawweight World title, a strap that Alex Silva holds.“My goal is to compete for the ONE Strawweight World Championship, I know before I get to that stage, I still have a lot of work ahead of me,” said Catalan. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alab Pilipinas falls to Singapore at home LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Ancajas steals limelight from main bout

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Arum sees greatness in Ancajas LATEST STORIES Jerwin Ancajas confidently mounts the weighing scale as MP promotions’ Joe Ramos, left, and Sean Gibbons look on. Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas—The Jerwin Ancajas-Israel Gonzales title duel was supposed to be the co-feature of the World Boxing Organization middleweight crown showdown between Mexican Gilberto Ramirez and Ghanaian challenger Habib Ahmed.Owing to the Ancajas’ hype as the next Manny Pacquiao, however, the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title fight has gained more attention in this coastal city, the eighth largest in this massive state next only to Alaska in size.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Even the local newspaper, Caller Times, has given Ancajas prominence over Gonzalez and Ramirez, who totes a fearsome record of 36-0 with 24 knockouts.Ahmed is also unbeaten (22-0-1, 17 knockouts) and, just like Ancajas and Gonzalez, is strutting his stuff in the US for the first time.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 folkThe third man in the ring for Ancajas-Gonzalez will be Puerto Rican Rafael Ramos with Joel Elizondo (San Antonio), Fernando Villareal (Oakhill, California) and Lisa Giampa (Las Vegas) as judges.The eight-bout fight card is a joint undertaking of ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Top Rank of Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s longtime promoter. 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 MOST READlast_img read more

Batang Gilas trounces HK, meets Japan for WC slot

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The 42-point bamboozling gave the Filipinos the momentum they need when they battle the Japanese at 6 p.m. Friday not only for a place in the Final Four but for a spot in the World Under-17 championship slated in Argentina in May.Japan topped Group D and will also come into its match with the Filipinos flaunting sharp form after clipping defending champion South Korea, 76-73, also Thursday.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 crownJapan evades AustraliaThe victory by the Japanese enabled them to stay away from Australia in the quarterfinals. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Photo from Fiba.comThis is one shot of confidence Batang Gilas Pilipinas can certainly use.The Filipinos readied themselves for a critical clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia U-16 quarterfinals after closing out their group assignments with a 103-61 shellacking of Hong Kong at Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu gymnasium in China on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Aussies, who drew the Koreans, tore the Filipinos to shreds, 82-52, on Wednesday to remain the favorites here.The game against Hong Kong was the Philippines’ best showing here yet, as the Filipinos shot 41 percent from the field after going 11-for-35 from beyond the arc.King Balaga and RC Calimag scored 12 points each and led five others in twin digits with the beanpole Kai Sotto shooting 11 and grabbing 12 rebounds in 10 minutes, a ploy which coach Mike Oliver used to keep the 7-foot-1 wonder fresh for the Japanese.It was also Japan which ousted the Philippines in 2015, and getting payback is an added motivation for this batch of Gilas members.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Castro virtual Jr Am champion MOST READlast_img read more

Malditas end run with history

first_imgPOC axes PSI View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A campaign that started off on a positive note ended in heartbreak for the Philippines on Tuesday in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Amman, Jordan.The Malditas absorbed a 0-5 defeat to South Korea in the battle for Asia’s last spot in the 2019 World Cup in France at Amman International Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT On the defensive right from the start, the Malditas held off the Koreans in the first 30 minutes before conceding two goals late in the first half.The Malditas opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over Jordan, raising hopes of the country finally reaching the World Cup. But successive losses to China and Thailand relegated the Filipinos to the battle with the Koreans, who will join China, Thailand, Japan and Australia as Asia’s representatives. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED 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 crownlast_img read more

Ateneo dumps San Beda for Filoil crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ With a slim seven-point lead midway through that period, the Blue Eagles unloaded an 18-6 blitz, capped by a Kouame layup to erect an 18-point lead at the break.Down 19 in the third frame, the Red Lions went on a quick 10-3 run before two charities by Blue Eagle William Navarro put the Ateneo lead back at 14 going into the final period.San Beda was weighed down by top gun Robert Bolick being held scoreless in just 10 minutes of play.Meanwhile, Ateneo standouts Thirdy Ravena and Matt Nieto joined Kouame in the Mythical Five along with La Salle’s Justine Baltazar and San Beda’s Javee Mocon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “We’re very happy for him individually and we try to see him continue to improve,” Arespacochaga said of Kouame. “It’s a combination: He’s a very good learner, he’s a bit raw in terms of basketball experience but he’s a sponge and his teammates have done a great job helping him.”Ateneo was already in celebratory mood after fashioning a 65-47 cushion in the fourth quarter after Kouame beat the shotclock with a mid-range jumper.But back-to-back treys from Franz Abuda and Jeramer Cabanag pumped some life back to the Lions, who trimmed the deficit to 68-56.San Beda rookie Evan Nelle pawed in a layup at the two-minute mark of the final period to further trim the deficit to 70-59, but that would be the closest they could get as the Eagles proved steady at the clutch, burying a triple and making three charities to cement the outcome.Ateneo used the second quarter to peel away from San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThey beat the defending champions while their big man wound up bagging the Most Valuable Player award. In just one game, Ateneo sent a chilling message to its foes in the coming UAAP season.Knocking the crown off the Eagles’ heads will be a tough challenge.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 All eyes on Alyssa as semifinals kicks off Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo made dismantling NCAA champion San Beda look so easy, coasting to a 76-62 victory to claim the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup crown on Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“We talked about our defense and we had to take something from what worked for us and learn from the past games and the players responded,” Ateneo assistant head coach Sandy Arespacochaga said.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 crownLed by tournament MVP Angelo Kouame, the Eagles were ruthlessly locked in and snared the Lions early in the game to earn their first preseason title since 2011—when they also beat  the Lions in the Final.Kouame finished with 15 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.last_img read more

UST, Far Eastern U shoot for early tourney lead

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The Lady Tams, on the other hand, face the debuting San Beda Red Spikers at 2 p.m., hoping that they will come up with a stronger finishing kick than they did in a shaky first win over the St. Benilde Lady Blazers.FEU had a 2-0 set lead against St. Benilde but couldn’t lower the hammer in the next two frames, allowing the Lady Blazers to mount a rally.And the UAAP’s losing finalist last season needed to take full advantage of St. Benilde’s miscues in the deciding frame before squeezing out a 25-19, 32-30, 15-25, 24-26, 15-4 victory.The Red Spikers will be playing their first game after their original opener was canceled when their scheduled foe, National University, pulled out of the tournament.Also on tap are three matches in the men’s division with La Salle and Adamson tangling at 9 a.m. and St. Benilde and National U clashing at 11 a.m. Perpetual and UST cap the day-long tournament at 6 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of Santo Tomas tests its youthful energy as it joins powerhouse Far Eastern University in the hunt for the early lead in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre on Wednesday.And there doesn’t look to be that much of a hurdle on the way to the top as the Tigresses and the Lady Tamaraws take on a pair of lesser-heralded rivals.ADVERTISEMENT The Tigresses unleashed their mean power game Sunday to blast San Sebastian College, 25-21, 25-12, 25-17, and are armed with confidence when they take the court against the Perpetual Help Lady Altas.UST shoots for the early lead at 4 p.m., banking its hopes on the likes of Milena Alessandrini, Kecelyn Galdones, Eya Laure and skipper Christine Francisco.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’But depth is really where the Tigresses are expected to strike hard. In the win over San Sebastian, 11 players had at least two hits for the Tigresses, underscoring the firepower the team has on its bench.Perpetual will lean on Aurora Tripoli, Cindy Imbo, Jhona Rosal, Jenny Gaviola and Mae Umandal. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Perez powers Pirates View commentslast_img read more