Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next season

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 The Growling Tigers missed 21 of their 38 free throw attempts and turned the ball over 25 times allowing the Red Warriors to capitalize for 33 easy points off those miscues.Sablan said those errors would be easily fixed if UST had enough maturity that would complement its fighting spirit.UST stared at a 15-point margin, 52-37, in the second quarter and it slowly chipped away at the deficit going tit-for-tat with UE up until fourth quarter before Alvin Pasaol landed the haymaker in the with 22 seconds left that put the Red Warriors up 94-91.“The fighting spirit is there, and we just have to improve on one thing and that is maturity,” said Sablan in Filipino. “I can’t blame my players or I can’t put them in a bad light because they are doing their jobs.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Qatar World Cup head say blockade poses ‘no risk’ to event BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “I’m positive next year these guys will be one of the best teams of the UAAP,” said Sablan Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena after losing 96-91 to University of the East.READ: Winner at last as UE picks up first victory, sends UST to 0-7FEATURED 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“This will be an intact team next year with only Jeepy Faundo leaving. Hopefully these setback will inspire us to improve more.”But UST’s 0-7 start could’ve been prevented if not for several glaring statistics against the Red Warriors. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas stumbled into a tragic 0-7 start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, a first time for the storied school since the Final Four era began.Yet head coach Boy Sablan refuses to dwell on the negativity and instead looked on the brighter things ahead for the once mighty Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 15

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next But if there’s any silver lining for coach Jerry Codiñera to take away and look forward to next year, it’s that he can  bank on Alcoriza to make things happen.(5) RK Ilagan – G, San Sebastian Golden Stags23 points (5/9 3FG), 5 rebounds, 1 assistLast Week: N/ARK Ilagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlso fighting for its life, San Sebastian stayed in the playoff hunt and earned a bye in the fourth place playoff in the stepladder semifinals with an 80-60 rout of Perpetual on Thursday.And one of the biggest reasons for that is RK Ilagan, who rekindled his shooting touch and drilled five treys in the huge win.But coach Egay Macaraya needs to have him, as well as the other Golden Stags shooters to find their mark, especially with a streaking Letran side next on their schedule on Tuesday.(6) Levi Dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs19.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: 5 And with that, Lyceum’s efforts has been rewarded as it progresses to the best-of-three Finals awaiting the survival of the stepladder semis.(2) Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights21.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/ARey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran is still alive and kicking, and it’s largely thanks to Rey Nambatac.The 23-year-old swingman refused to have his swansong this week as he led the Knights to two pressure packed wins to stay in the running.Nambatac has repeatedly said that he’s not yet ready to leave the auspices of Letran, and so far, he’s backing his words up and silencing his doubters.But what awaits will be a third do-or-die game for the Knights, as they take on San Sebastian on Tuesday.(3) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP (1) Mike Nzeusseu – C, Lyceum Pirates27 points, 21 rebounds, 2 blocksLast Week: N/AMike Nzeusseu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Lyceum on the cusp of history, Mike Nzeusseu unfurled an amazing showing as he led his squad in a tough 107-105 double overtime win over San Beda on Thursday and thus, completing its 18-0 quest.The Cameroonian big man was instrumental for the Pirates as they had every answer for everything the Red Lions threw at them to silence the defending champions for the second time this year.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The stage is set and on to the stepladder we go.Half of the league have already went on early vacations, wrapping up their second round schedule as the contenders take center stage from here on out.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 shutoutBut that didn’t stop the heroes from grabbing the limelight for one last time in the eliminations as they sought to end their campaign on a winning note.For one last time, here are this week’s best. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters 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 Levi dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAnother feel good story coming from Arellano late this season, Levi dela Cruz has come to his own on the heels of Salado’s devastating injury.With Codiñera christening him as “Mini Jalalon,” the diminutive playmaker played like a veteran in the Chiefs’ do-dor-die tussles this past week.Arellano’s season may have already ended, but next year could promise to be an exciting one with Salado and dela Cruz emerging as the next best backcourt tandem in the league.(7) Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions34 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ADonald Tankoua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWe have to give the final slot to Donald Tankoua, who recorded a career-best outing in San Beda’s heartbreaking defeat to Lyceum in a duel that gave the fans a preview of how this year’s finals will be played.Admittedly still on the recovery road, the Nigerian big man showed no signs of his past injury as he kept the Red Lions in the game until he fouled out late in the first overtime. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Last Week: 1CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe leading MVP candidate is still in the thick of things this week as he paired perfectly with Nzeusseu to help Lyceum sweep the eliminations this week.Spurred by his hero coach Topex Robinson, CJ Perez has exemplified the battlecry the Pirates had through the course of the season: play to inspire.And with Lyceum firmly in the championship series, there’s still a lot of inspiring Lyceum needs to do as it seeks to cap off this amazing season with a title to boot.(4) Rence Alcoriza – F, Arellano Chiefs12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 blockLast Week: N/ARenz Alcoriza. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRence Alcoriza played the game of his life when Arellano fought Letran on Friday.The forward tried his earnest to keep the Chiefs’ season alive, going as far as pouring 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter.However, Alcoriza’s efforts proved to be moot as Arellano bowed in the fourth-place playoff and saw its season cut short. 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Alas rues missed target but still confident of Phoenix’s chances

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoenix coach Louie Alas rued the missed opportunity to move up the rankings following the Fuel Masters’ slim 90-92 loss to Meralco on Wednesday.The defeat pulled the Fuel Masters down to seventh place and put them in a precarious position in the homestretch of the elimination phase of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Alas, though, is still keeping his hopes up as the Fuel Masters eye a sweep in their remaining games against Blackwater and GlobalPort.“We still have a chance. We still have control on our fortunes,” he said. “All we can control is to win so that we can get to the quarters.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US, Canada meet in early Olympic showdown among world’s best Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next “Before the game, we already told the players that with a win, one foot will be inside the quarters, but one loss may bring us in the bottom of the standings,” he said.Alas had targeted finishing in the middle of the pack, which could give Phoenix a much bigger chance to proceed deep into the playoffs than entering the quarterfinals with a twice-to-win disadvantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis loss, however, may have dashed those hopes.“With this defeat, my aim to finish three to six-spots is no longer on our hands. It looks like we don’t have control of our situation because there are teams above us who have also beaten us. If there will be any ties, we will fall at the seventh or eighth spots,” he remarked. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police 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 Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets

first_imgMary Joy Baron led La Salle with 13 points while Cheng added 10. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa The Lady Falcons snapped their two-game skid and improved to 3-3 and take possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Spikers slipped to 4-2.Former Lady Spiker Eli Soyud proved to be the thorn on the side of La Salle when she capped off Adamson’s 12-5 run in the fourth with two straight kills that gave the Lady Falcons a 17-10 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMary Joy Dacoron put Adamson at match point, 24-19, when she broke through the double block of Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya.Then, captain Jema Galanza, who ended La Salle for the Lady Falcons’ final point. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Adamson head coach Air Padda admitted she experienced difficulty in handling the team after their two straight losses, saying that the players lost their focus after their loss to University of Santo Tomas.The win over La Salle, Padda said, was the biggest sigh of relief for her after their struggles the past week.“We haven’t been focused, it’s hard coaching them this week, and for them to come out here, man, today I’m really proud of them,” said Padda. “The only goal I set for them was to make the school proud, it wasn’t even beating La Salle.”“It’s not about the name on your back, it’s about this, the name on the front.”Soyud finished with 18 points to lead Adamson while Mylene Paat and Dacoron had 15 points apiece with Galanza pitching in 10 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far after toppling defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Star outlasts Alaska in OT thriller

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Ricardo Ratliffe carried the Hotshots 35 points, 28 rebounds and five blocks while Paul Lee added 18 points including a big triple to give them a 97-93 lead in OT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments Djokovic into French Open third roundcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar withstood Alaska in an overtime thriller and came away with a 102-98 win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Hotshots claimed top seed with a 9-2 card while the Aces finished eighth with a 4-7 record after a miserable seven-game skid.ADVERTISEMENT 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 SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READlast_img read more

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Ross knows what new import McKines is made of: ‘He wants to win’

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “More than practice, I had the chance to be with the team and get to know my teammates as people and they get to know me and that translates on the basketball floor,” said McKines, who is playing for his third PBA franchise after making his league debut for the Alaska Aces in 2013.“It’s good that he was able to come early and go through the playoff process with us and how we operate in practice, how we operate during games,” Ross said.Ross added that the Beermen’s quest for a Grand Slam gives McKines’ more reasons to win.“It adds extra motivation for him and he’s a winner so it’s easy for him to integrate with us,” said Ross.“I’m playing on the best team in the PBA and I play with a lot of heart and passion so no pressure just all opportunity,” McKines said.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ And how could he not? It was a game where then-Rain or Shine import Wendell McKines muscled his way to 53 points on 16-of-23 shooting from the field and 17 rebounds with five assists and five blocks to boot.“I’ve never played with him but playing against him, he’s a beast,” said Ross, who doesn’t have to worry about slowing down McKines with the Oakland, California native suiting up for the Beermen in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.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“One game in the semifinals when he was still with Rain or Shine, he put 50 points on us so he’s a tough dude, he’s hungry, he wants to win and he knows the task at hand.”McKines, who turns 29 next month, won’t get to play until the next several weeks but his work has already started in May when he joined SMB here.center_img Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Wendell McKines. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAs a five-time PBA champion, Chris Ross has been through a lot of playoff games and yet he could still remember that particular Saturday night when his San Miguel Beermen lost to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 2 of the Governors’ Cup semifinals two years ago.The game was forgettable for the Beermen, who lost, 113-110, after they blew a 20-point lead in the third quarter, but somehow, Ross recalled that moment on the fly.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lassiter gets back at TNT 5 years after his first Finals loss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View commentslast_img read more

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Kotla and Palam grounds to host 43 practice sessions

first_imgAfter initial reservations, Air Force Sports Complex in Palam has been approved as a practice venue for six teams that will play their World Cup matches in New Delhi starting this month. The only other practice venue in the city is the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.The Air Force Sports Complex in PalamAs per the schedule chalked out by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), as many as 43 practice sessions will be held at the two venues. According to the plan, 24 sessions will be held at the Kotla and 19 the Palam ground.Kotla will host four World Cup matches – all daynight affairs. They are: South Africa-West Indies on February 24, West Indies-Netherlands on February 28, Kenya-Canada on March 7 and India-Netherlands on March 9. The 45-day long World Cup will begin on February 17 in Dhaka while the final will be played on April 2 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.The six teams – India, the Netherlands, South Africa, West Indies, Kenya and Canada – will get only one one-hour session each under the floodlights at the Kotla for fielding practice a day before their matches. This has been done to provide a level playing field for all 14 competing teams in the tournament and this template will be followed at the other 12 venues in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The other practice sessions will be held during the day. Each day practice session will last three hours.DDCA had suggested to the ICC three practice venues, the other two being Roshanara Club and Modern School (Barakhanba Road). “While Roshanara Club, where the BCCI was founded in 1928, was rejected on security grounds as it is located in a very congested area, Modern School politely declined the request as the World Cup will be clashing with the annual examinations,” said a source.advertisementEffectively, the World Cup for the DDCA will last just 14 days as the four matches will be played between February 24 and March 9, though the teams will start practicing in Delhi from February 18, when West Indies and South Africa begin the schedule by getting a taste of the facilities at the Palam ground. The ground and pitch conditions at the Air Force ground are far from ideal, as it was evident during Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Tournament in October, but they are expected to improve for the World Cup.last_img read more

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Pitch report

first_imgTeam ManThe final over of the Indian innings against Bangladesh started with Yusuf Pathan on strike. India’s score read 365/3 and Pathan went to Virat Kohli, who was two runs short of a century, to ask what he should do. Instead of asking Pathan to take a single and give him the strike, the 22-year-old Delhi boy told his partner, “Maaro (hit the ball).” That’s what we call teamwork.Mission BodylineEngland opener Kevin Pietersen is on a new mission-finding a new tattoo. He already flaunts several tattoos, including one of England’s Three Lions. “Time to look into finding some more tattoo designs,” tweeted Pietersen. His mates will want him to find a design to win the Cup instead.Weighty IssueGeoffrey Boycott has written off Yuvraj Singh even before the start of the World Cup. “Yuvraj looks jaded and overweight. If he delivers, fine, or else, the powers that be are likely to move on,” wrote Boycott in a column. Are you listening, Yuvi?”Harbhajan Singh is the best spinner in the world. The way he bowls is unbelievable. Every time I watch him, my game improves.”- Jason Krejza, Australian spinnerThe Good HostSri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa banned a World Cup song which warned that Australia would end up as bird food while New Zealand would have their jaws broken. Rajapaksa ordered the song to be taken off all state-run radio and TV channels. He censured authorities for allowing the “insulting” lyrics. Local artiste Lahiru Perera lent his voice to this three minute-long song in Sinhalese and Tamil.advertisementWhat’s in a Name?Ashish Nehra was not only ignored for the match against Bangladesh, captain M.S. Dhoni even forgot his name at the toss. When TV interviewer Ravi Shashtri asked the skipper to name is team line-up, Dhoni replied: “Ashwin, Chawla, Raina and one other guy will not play.”last_img read more

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