Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold

first_imgGymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHe totaled 13.950 points, enough to beat host Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Bin Mat Asri (13.750) and Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta (13.600). The Philippines’ other entry in the final, 18-year-old novice John Matthew Vergara, finished eighth.“I’m very proud of what I did, because I trained very hard, but before the competition I was very very nervous,” said Capellan who will still compete in vault on Wednesday.Already he is thinking of his training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “We are forming a team for the Olympic training,” he said.His coach Aldrin Castaneda said Capellan and Vergara are being groomed to form that training team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards KUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Capellan has been practicing the same routine every day for the past two years.And when it mattered the most, practice made perfect. His routine, highlighted by a lot of high-score power jumps, won him the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “I did a lot of power tumblings,” said Capellan of his multiple somersaults that thrilled the judges at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center Hall 6.“I have that routine in my mind and I know exactly what to do,” said the 23-year-old Capellan, who retained the crown he won two years go in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReyland Capellan celebrates his gold medal win in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Masbate native said he was feeling nervous at the start of the competition, because “everybody is doing well, they are all good.”But Capellan, who competed in the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015, went for jumps that carried high levels of difficulty. View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting style

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds02:28Panelo on facing commute challenge: ‘It’s a silly acceptance’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img So far in his first four games as a pro , Ball has certainly  had his share of ups and downs shooting the rock. The 19-year-old playmaker is currently averaging 29.4 percent from three-point range and 34.8 percent overall.But as far as Lakers head coach Luke Walton is concerned, he won’t require his new starting point guard to alter his shooting style anytime soon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“For us to try to mess with it would be silly, because the ball goes in the net,” he told Laker analyst for Spectrum SportsNet, Mike Bresnahan.Lonzo’s unique shooting style won’t be changed.“For us to try to mess with it would be silly,” Luke said, b/c “the ball goes in the net.”— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 24, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Matt York)Aside from his phenomenal court vision, the thing that stands out the most with Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is his awkward-looking shooting form.Although he was a consistent three-point threat in his lone year at UCLA—knocking down a respectable  41.2 percent clip from beyond the arc—most pundits doubt if he can translate the success in the big leagues if he won’t tinker his shot.ADVERTISEMENT The Lakers currently hold a 2-2 win/loss record, with the second overall pick averaging 11.5 points, 9 boards and 9 assists per contest.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:John Wall on Lonzo Ball: ‘His dad does all the talking for him’NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hypeADVERTISEMENT Moment of truth Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Former FEU stars Jose, Belo reunite at Blackwater

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Raymar Jose was picked third by Blackwater in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDifferent team, same mindset.Raymar Jose vowed there won’t be any letups in his game as he embarks on a new challenge with Blackwater in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Rebounds, defense, and aggressiveness. The energy and the hustle, I hope to bring all of those here,” Jose said after being selected third overall in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.”I hope I can play well and contribute to the team. And I wish we reach the goals we set.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Elite are going all in with Jose as they made a huge statement fortifying their frontline with the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP.More importantly, it set the stage for an FEU reunion in Blackwater, as Jose will once again play alongside Mac Belo. MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LATEST STORIES “I’m happy that I’ll be teammates with him again because back in college, we’re together for four years. Now, we’re together again,” he said.Despite the familiarity between the two, Jose is well aware that the Elite’s success isn’t guaranteed. And just like how the two did back in their Tamaraw days, they will have to work at their hardest to get their team out of the cellar this upcoming season.“I hope our partnership will thrive that we can replicate our bond. I’m thankful because kuya Mac is there to guide me, but we need to give our best for us to be successful,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pido Jarencio back as GlobalPort coach John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

NCAA: San Beda stays unbeaten, CSB snaps skid

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda kept its record perfect after scoring a tight 17-25, 25-15, 25-16, 27-29, 15-12 win over Letran Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Facing their toughest challenge to date, the Lady Red Spikers once again banked on Cesca Racraquin, who fired 17 points, 14 off kills to lift her side to a 5-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Che’Lu downs Perpetual Help behind Calisaan Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img St. Benilde coach Arnold Laniog heaved a huge sigh of relief after his squad won despite committing 48 errors.“We really need to lessen our mistakes if we want to have a chance in this tournament,” said Laniog.The Lady Generals suffered their fifth straight loss to remain at the cellar with a 0-5 slate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Maria Nieza Viray uncorked 14 markers, Sattriani Espiritu had 12 hits, and Trisha Paras got 11 for San Beda.It was a valiant effort from the Lady Knights (2-3) with Glayssa Faith Torres firing 18 in the defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the first game, St. Benilde leaned on the duo of Rachelle Anne Austero and Ranya Musa late to squeak past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-17, 18-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-7.Austero pumped in 17 kills while Musa did her part with 15, none bigger than her killer spikes that allowed the Lady Blazers to snap their two-game losing skid. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Kevin Durant says sorry for behavior toward official

first_imgRead Next “I can’t react like that,” Durant said. “I wish I could apologize to James because that was definitely out of my character.”Durant said once he watched the plays that earned him the technicals, he saw he behaved inappropriately.He also believes the tension between players and officials will simmer down once everybody has a better grasp on this season’s rules changes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I wish I had handled that better obviously but it was kind of a heat-of-the-moment for me. I could be better. It was a great learning experience for me though,” Durant said after practice. “… I wasn’t getting picked on last night. I was being a diva last night. I’ve got to just own up to it. I watched it when I got home. I was wondering why he was coming at me so hard but then I watched the plays I was like, ‘Yeah, I looked like a jerk out there.’ It was bad. Luckily we won and we can move past it and I kind of owned up to it. I’ll be better next time.”Durant had 14 points, a career-high 14 assists and two blocks before his ejection with 2:50 left in the 123-112 win, then criticized Williams publicly afterward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Kevin knows he should not have said what he said after the game,” coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday. “But this has been such a big topic this year. It does seem like maybe there’s a little bit more relationship stuff than there used to be. I don’t know why, I don’t know why that is. I know the best officials to me are the ones who will talk to me and I also know they deserve my respect. And I’ve snapped a couple times this year and said some things that I shouldn’t have. So it’s a matter of trying to maintain composure and dignity and you still have to be able to complain about a call and the ref needs to be able to accept that he’s wrong sometimes.”Durant said he initially became upset with Williams for a carry call in the first half on a left-to-right crossover move Durant has put so much time into perfecting that “it irritated me.” NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to seal League Cup final with City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball against New York Knicks center Joakim Noah during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant is apologizing to referee James Williams for behaving like a “jerk,” using an expletive to describe how he acted during a victory against the Knicks on Tuesday night when the NBA Finals MVP was ejected late for a second technical.While Durant had yet to hear from the NBA on Wednesday, he said he is prepared for whatever fine he receives. He also plans to say sorry in person the next time he sees Williams and vowed to handle himself more respectfully next time.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Hollywood turns out for NBA All-Star Game in LA

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career title Team Stephen was leading Team LeBron 100-97 late in the third quarter. MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rapper Pharrell Williams, right, performs with N.E.R.D during halftime of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Stars came out for Hollywood’s NBA All-Star Game, but the weekend belonged to Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther.”Actor and noted Lakers fan Jack Nicholson, rapper Snoop Dogg, singer Rihanna and comedian Chris Rock were among the many celebrities sitting courtside.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., rapper Chance the Rapper and director Spike Lee were also in attendance at Staples Center, and basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Bill Russell all sat together.However, it was the latest Marvel superhero film which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with a record-breaking weekend haul of $192 million that made its presence best known during the NBA’s showcase event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIndiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo delivered a thunderous jam while wearing a Black Panther mask he received from the film’s star Chadwick Boseman during the slam dunk contest on Saturday night. It wasn’t enough for Oladipo to advance to the finals, but the first-time all-star was thrilled to show his love for his favorite superhero.“I’ve seen the movie already,” Oladipo said. “It was nothing short of amazing.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Patient Ceres tightens grip on Group F top slot

first_imgMOST READ View comments “But there’s a lot of things we have to improve. We have to be more patient when we build up. But the most important thing is that we got the goal and did not concede any goal.”Ceres is now three points clear of Singapore’s Home United, which suffered a 3-2 loss to Boeung Ket in Cambodia Tuesday night. Shan and Boeung Ket have three points each, but the Myanmar champions are ahead on goal difference.Only the top team in the group is guaranteed of a spot in the Asean zone semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Guiao, NLEX brace for Paul Lee: ‘He’s the biggest problem’ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving BACOLOD CITY—Stifled for long periods and missing numerous golden opportunities, Ceres Negros could have easily settled for a point.But the Busmen, buoyed by an energetic Panaad Stadium crowd, struck twice late in the second half to turn back a stubborn Shan United side from Myanmar, 2-0, Tuesday night to keep top spot in Group F of the AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Substitute Patrick Reichelt and Bienvenido Maranon found the back of the net in the second half as the Busmen’s persistence finally paid off, enabling them to increase their tally to seven points from three matches.Reichelt’s 79th minute goal came off a defensive error, but the strike was a vital one as the Busmen finally broke through against a team that was set out to frustrate their attack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA moment of brilliance from Mike Ott set up Maranon for the second goal that finally sealed maximum points for the hosts. Ott beat three defenders on the left before cutting the ball back to Maranon who made no mistake.“It’s not easy to play teams that are dedicated at defending, but the effort was good and of course the players gave everything,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

D-League: Fiery Cignal drubs Tanduay

first_imgRaymar Jose chipped in 13 markers, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Jason Perkins collected 11 points, four boards, and two assists, as Cignal bounced back from a 86-84 heartbreaker to Flying V last week.“We’re really happy with the way the players reacted in our motivation,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “We know we had a won game last game but we lost it and I really appreciate what the players did today. They practiced hard for the last four days and we hope that we can be very solid in terms of our teamwork.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingDown 4-0 early, the Hawkeyes strung 10 straight points and never looked back, pouncing on the new-look Rhum Masters as they extended the lead to 29, 77-48, after a Byron Villarias trey with 8:15 left.Cignal also shot 9-of-21 from threes, while limiting the Rhum Masters to a paltry 30-percent clip from the field. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Jaymo Eguilos led Tanduay with 10 points and six rebounds, while Von Tambeling poured 10 in the defeat.The Scores:CIGNAL HD 89 – Sumalinog 15, Jose 13, Perkins 11, Potts 10, Bringas 8, Arong 5, Villarias 5, Batino 5, Atkins 4, Raymundo 3, Arboleda 3, Bartolo 3, Sara 2, Cahilig 2.TANDUAY 63 – Eguilos 10, Tambeling 10, Alvarez 8, Sanga 8, Palma 7, Santos 5, Varilla 4, Vigil 4, Gaco 3, Villamor 2, Taganas 1, Sollano 1, Acidre 0.Quarters: 30-16, 48-31, 69-46, 89-63.ADVERTISEMENT Bonleon out to prove he can still play despite weight gain Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Oping Sumalinog. PBA IMAGESCignal HD rode a hot start and downed Tanduay, 89-63, for its first victory in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Oping Sumalinog went on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from rainbow country to finish with 15 points to lead the attack for the Hawkeyes.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NCAA Season 93 Preview: Ambition fuels JRU Heavy Bombers

first_imgHead coach: Vergel MenesesLast season: 9-9 (5th)Holdovers: Teytey Teodoro, Ervin Grospe, Gio LasquetyKey losses: Darius Estrella (ACL tear during the preseason), Jordan dela Paz, Paulo PontejosJose Rizal University has proven itself to be a contender in the NCAA, appearing in the Final Four several times and fighting for a semifinals spot year in and year out.ADVERTISEMENT And the Heavy Bombers look to improve from their already solid Season 92 outing in Season 93.The core of Teytey Teodoro, Abdel Poutouochi, Ervin Grospe, and Jio Lasquety is still leading the team and Meneses seem eager to bank on what he has to push for bigger things in the following tournament.“We’re not that easily beaten, we have ambition, and whoever the players left in the team I’m sure that I’ll be challenging them this season,” said Meneses.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NCAA Season 93 Preview: JRU Heavy Bombers1.9K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena PVL: Pocari drops BanKo Perlas for 2nd straight win Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Back in Season 92, the Heavy Bombers weren’t so fortunate when they settled for just the fifth seed and missed the Final Four.Come Season 93, though, head coach Vergel Meneses wants to instill a belief in his players that JRU can, and will, put up a fight against the whole league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“What’s important is they should start believing that we can make in the NCAA, that we can beat anybody,” said Meneses. “We should build the mental toughness in our players. The bench guys should develop it but it’s understandable because they’re new to the team.”JRU, though falling short in the semifinals in Season 92, produced memorable wins against eventual champions San Beda, Season 91 champions Letran, and Mapua. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Williams, who is 37 years old, made her Wimbledon debut a few months before Ostapenko was born. She last won the title in 2008, but reached the semifinals last year and the Australian Open final this year.Williams will next face either second-seeded Simona Halep or Johanna Konta on Thursday. In the other women’s semifinal match, Garbine Muguruza will play either CoCo Vandeweghe or Magdalena Rybarikova. Muguruza beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 on No. 1 Court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKonta was next to play on Centre Court against Halep. On Court No. 1, Rybarikova was playing Vandeweghe.On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4. That match, the first to be played under the roof on Centre Court at this year’s tournament, was postponed from Monday. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Mannarino has never before reached the quarterfinals at any of the four Grand Slam tournaments. He also lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2013. Last year, he lost to Djokovic in the second round at Wimbledon, also in straight sets.Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.The men traditionally have Tuesday off at Wimbledon, but Rafael Nadal’s five-set loss to Gilles Muller on Monday forced Djokovic’s match to be pushed back a day.The rain then started at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The opening match on Centre Court was due to start at noon, so the roof was closed for the first time this year. The rain came and went into the afternoon, forcing the delay of the first women’s quarterfinal match on No. 1 Court.There was a brief rain delay on the opening day of the tournament, but the roof stayed open and the rain went away.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perpetual girls star Solomon commits to NU MOST READcenter_img Williams went up a break early in both sets against Ostapenko, the French Open champion. But the 20-year-old Latvian broke back in the second set and pushed the score to 5-5. A few unforced errors later, though, and Williams broke again for a 6-5 lead before serving out the match.Williams ended up with eight aces and only 13 winners. Ostapenko had one ace and 20 winners.In the first match, Djokovic was up a break in the third set when he asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. The second-seeded Serb appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked.“It’s been something that I’ve been dragging back and forth for a while now,” Djokovic said. “But I’m still managing to play, which is the most important thing.”Djokovic was broken only once, in the second set. But the 12-time major champion, who won the Wimbledon title in 2011, ’14 and ’15, broke Mannarino early in the third and advanced to the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the ninth time.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko at the end of their Women’s Quarterfinal Singles Match on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Playing at Wimbledon for the 20th time, Venus Williams is in the semifinals for the 10th time.The five-time champion at the All England Club advanced to the last four for the second year in a row by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 Tuesday under a closed roof on Centre Court.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more