Thailand, Korea top respective groups at end of AVC pool stages

first_imgTran Thi Thanh Thuy put up a game-high 25 points to lead the also quarterfinals-bound Vietnamese to a 2-1 recordIn the second game, Thailand made quick work of Chinese-Taipei, 26-24, 25-14, 25-15, to top Pool D with a 3-0 record.Chatchu-on Moksri led the Thais with 20 points while Wilavan Apinyapong and Hattaya Barmrungsuk added 15 and 12 points, respectively.Tseng Wan-Ling led Chinese-Taipei with 11 points as they finish the group stages with a 2-1 record en route to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events01:37Protesters 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 Ace spiker Kim Yeon-koung, after resting out the first two games of the tournament, stepped through in the clutch for the Koreans as a fourth set substitute and put up five points in just 10 minutes.“I think we played well in the first two sets, then in the third set we had a problem,” said Kim as they topped Pool C with a 3-0 card. “We didn’t have a leader but we still won so it’s good.”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 shutoutKim had to sit out the first two games as she just played in the FIVB Grand Prix that lasted nearly a month from July 7 until August 6.Yang Hyojin had a team-high 15 points to lead Korea while Kim Heejin and Kim Suji had a dozen points apiece. Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket sales Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Powerhouse Thailand and Korea breezed through their respective opponents in the final day of the group stages and advanced to the quarterfinals with unblemished records.The Koreans were the first ones to advance to the next stage after upending Vietnam in four sets 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22, in the opener Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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FEU ‘lost discipline’ in 4th in loss to Ateneo, says Racela

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Pumaren decries ‘crucial’ calls in Adamson loss: Refs shouldn’t decide the game Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA FEU coach Olsen Racea. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University hasn’t been the picture of excellence in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. An illustration of mediocrity would be apt.The Tamaraws sit at the fourth seed with a 5-5 record and they’re in a precarious situation as University of the Philippines, which has a 4-5 card, is definitely in a position to creep in from behind.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FEU’s latest loss came against league-leading Ateneo, 70-59, in what became as a manifestation of a fourth quarter collapse.READ: Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down TamarawsFEATURED 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 shutoutAnd even though the Tamaraws faltered under pressure, head coach Olsen Racela still looked at the brighter side of things.“There is concern but the way we played against the No. 1 team, it gives me enough satisfaction going into the next four games, but we just have to address some little things and we’ll be all right,” said Racela Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. FEU was able to keep Ateneo at bay up until the fourth quarter where the Blue Eagles gained control. Ateneo upped the ante in the final frame where it outscored FEU, 23-9.“We lost discipline, which was something we didn’t do in the first three quarters,” said Racela in Filipino. “We gave direct lines to the basket and that’s something we should not do against a team like Ateneo.”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. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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North Korea leader impressed with South’s delegation welcome

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next In this Feb. 10, 2018, photo, Vice President Mike Pence, center left and South Korean President Moon Jae-in attend the ladies’ 500 meters short-track speedskating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The U.S. is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea, Pence has declared, subtly shifting White House policy after Olympics-inspired gestures of respect between the rival Koreas. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday it is important to continue a reconciliatory mood between the Koreas and expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation’s visit to the South, in his first remarks since the high-level guests led by his sister returned to the North.The North’s state-owned Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim was impressed with Seoul’s welcome and treatment of the high-level delegation. He expressed gratitude to the South for “making their possible and sincere efforts” for their guests from the North.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel03:21Exiled former North Korean diplomat: Kim has new nuclear ‘game plan’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 An hour before the North Korean news agency report, Pence declared that the U.S. is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea, in a subtle shift in White House policy.The vice president’s remarks provided a little more leverage for South Korea in its path-finding outreach to the North and could reduce potential strains in the U.S.-South Korean alliance.But diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang won’t start unless Kim Jong Un wants it to.While the North Korean dictator, who has yet to meet a foreign leader, has invited the South Korean president for a rare summit, Kim has given no sign of being ready to talk to the U.S. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Smith, Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kim emphasized the importance of continuing dialogue between two Koreas, according to the North’s official news agency.North Korea sent its nominal head of state and Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who extended an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang for a summit in the near future.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMoon didn’t immediately accept the North Korean offer.He said the Koreas should create an environment so that a meeting of the two leaders could take place. He also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between North Korea and the United States, apparently aware that being friendly with the North could alienate an American ally critical to the defense of the South. View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The North delegation returned home Sunday night. During a three-day visit, the delegation members sat among world dignitaries including the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the opening ceremony of Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, had lunch with Moon at his presidential palace and joined Moon in cheering for the first-ever inter-Korean Olympic team as it debuted in the women’s ice hockey tournament.The North Koreans were the subject of intense media scrutiny during their busy schedule visiting Seoul and the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.South Koreans were especially fascinated by Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, who seemed relaxed and smiled most of the time.The 30 year-old, an increasingly prominent figure in her older brother’s government, was the North’s first ruling family to visit the South since the end of the Korean War.South Korean media closely documented every move and gesture of the North Korean leader’s younger sister, commenting on everything from the purse she carried to her writing style in a message she left in the presidential palace guest book.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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After gruelling duel, Castro believes Amer will be one of top PBA guards

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s not a lot of guards in the PBA who can step toe-to-toe with Jayson Castro.But after TNT’s quarterfinals series against Meralco in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the veteran guard didn’t deny that sophomore playmaker Baser Amer pushed him to his limit.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Amer’s breakout conference earns him Gilas nod 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 “He was exhausted in overtime because we did schemes against him,” shared Castro. “We did a lot of schemes against him, most of which wasn’t effective. So the last thing we did was to deny him and make it hard for him to get the ball so we can tire him out.”That gameplan worked as the KaTropa frustrated the Bolts in the extra five minutes and held the upstart scoreless.Still, Castro said that Amer could keep his head held high especially with the way he has made the leap this conference.“I’m really glad to see how he has improved from last year, at the same time, his confidence is already there. For sure, he’ll still improve. We saw his decision-making, his heart is already there. For sure, he’ll be a top point guard in the PBA,” he said.Castro and the rest of TNT will now brace for Ginebra in the best-of-five semifinals series, to begin on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “[Amer] didn’t just challenge me. He really pushed me. I studied his moves from Game 2 because he was really great off ball screens. He looks for mismatches and attacks those. Every kind of defense I know of, I did it against him,” said Castro in Filipino.The two went at it for three hard-fought games, culminating on Friday in a decider that that was fought until the overtime period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCastro was his usual self, racking up 31 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Amer was a willing dance partner, matching up with his older counterpart and finished with 25 markers, nine boards, four dimes, and three steals.However, it was TNT who gained the upper hand in the extra five minutes to come away with a 104-96 overtime victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’?center_img View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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PH bows out with a win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Filoil Final Four field forged WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Slovenia (4-0) and France (3-1) topped Pool B to advance to the next round.Teng, the former La Salle standout, scored four of the Filipinos’ last six points before Kiefer Ravena, who was still nursing a wounded left elbow from the Slovenia game, sealed the victory with a two-pointer with 1:18 left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTeng and Ravena led the Philippines with seven points each. JR Quiñahan had four points, while Kobe Paras added three. —RANDOLPH LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NET 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ 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 Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 soaks in the appreciation from the Filipino fans after its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Fiba.comThe Philippines bowed out of contention in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup after finishing third in Pool B with a 2-2 record.Jeron Teng took charge late as the Nationals turned back El Salvador, 21-14, to close their campaign on a positive note, hours after the Philippines bowed to Slovenia, 21-14, Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) at Parc des Chantiers de I’lle in Nantes, France.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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In the know: Kobe Paras

first_imgFroome takes back Tour de France yellow jersey from Aru 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 —CARLO ANOLIN, CONTRIBUTORSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKobe is the second son of PBA legend Benjie Paras and former actress Jackie Forster. His older brother, Andre, is an actor and also plays for AMA Online Education Titans in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.Kobe won two gold medals in the slam dunk contest of the Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Championship in Jakarta in 2013 and Debrecen, Hungary, in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT View comments He was part of the country’s champion teams in the 2013 Seaba Under-16 and 2013 Fiba Asia Under-18 3×3 tournaments.The teenager attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and played for the Bruins but later withdrew on June 30, 2016 after failing to meet academic requirements.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 starsOn July 18, 2016, Kobe suited up for the Creighton University Blue Jays. But after finishing his freshman season and failing to secure a regular playing role, he withdrew on April 29, 2017.On May 9, 2017, Kobe announced that he would attend Cal State Northridge and play for the Matadors. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

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Cruz, Standhardinger apologize to team; Chot says incident ‘no big deal’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “I think it was a learning experience for him,” Reyes said of Standhardinger, whom he ordered back to the locker room – in full view of the fans – with 4:55 left on Thursday night against Iraq. “He had to learn things the hard way.“But,” he repeated. “It’s no big deal. We’re not even making a fuzz out of it.”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 starsReyes was willing to lose the game against Iraq after Cruz and Standhardinger were caught by game officials giving out cheap shots in obvious retaliation to physical plays earlier in the game.The firebrand coach recalled both to the bench and never put them back in. 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img “I don’t like the extra stuff that my other guys did that’s why I took them out of the game,” Reyes had said on Thursday after an 84-75 win. “There’s a fine line between being tough and being downright dirty and that’s not us.“That’s not Gilas basketball,” he said.Cruz owned up to starting it all when he planted a forearm at the back of the head of Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket.The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams for entangling further.Standhardinger, after several plays, then gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. He was whistled for a second deliberate foul resulting in his ejection.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim TAIPEI – The Gilas Pilipinas locker room was as normal as it could be early on Friday afternoon, as Carl Cruz and Christian Standhardinger apologized for their physical plays the game before and coach Chot Reyes dismissing everything as “no big deal.”“It’s no big deal for us,” Reyes said a few minutes before giving Gilas Pilipinas final instructions for a critical Jones Cup Invitational clash with Atletas All Stars Lithuania at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Durham tells Meralco teammates: Remember the pain of losing to Ginebralast_img read more

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Jason Day ‘hungry,’ eager to return to top of golf world

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Day is in the midst of what he called a “very poor season” with only two top 10 finishes and no wins in 15 starts. But the world’s former No. 1 player feels like he’s about to turn the corner after finishing tied for 24th last week at Bridgestone.He’s also drawing confidence from his past success at the PGA Championship, winning at Whistling Straits in 2015 and finishing second last year to Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol. His renewed confidence may not be good news for the rest of the field this week. Jordan Spieth is aiming for a career grand slam.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“I’m motivated now,” said Day, who withdrew from a tournament in March to be with his cancer-stricken mother.His best finish this year is second at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where he lost a playoff to Billy Horschel. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Jason Day of Australia, talks during a news conference at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jason Day’s swagger — and his motivation — have returned.“I’m hungry again — and I’m looking forward to trying to beat these guys,” Day said Wednesday on the eve of the 99th PGA Championship.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul That pressure, along with his mother’s lung cancer surgery in March, led to a rough start to the 2017 season. He tearfully pulled out of the Match Play Championship six holes in, too distraught to play, to join her ahead of the surgery.“It was difficult for me to be on the golf course and even think about actually playing at the time,” Day said.On the course, his driving deteriorated and his normally reliable short game eluded him. In short, he felt like his game plateaued.“You’re not panicking or anything, you’re just wondering why,” Day said. “You’re up at night thinking about, ‘OK, what do I need to do to get back to that winning room?’”If Day does get back to No. 1, he’s vowed to handle things differently. In some ways, he’s already done that.He didn’t arrive in Charlotte until Tuesday night and checked in to the tournament on Wednesday morning so he could spend more time at home in Ohio away from distractions.Day refuses to call this a lost season.Sure, he’s finished out of contention at the Masters (tied for 22nd), the U.S. Open (cut) and the British Open (tied for 27th), but he believes his putting and driving are coming back.And he harkens back to 2014 when he finished the year strong, which served as a springboard for two incredible seasons.“I want to win again,” Day said. “So I’m excited about that.” DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Day entered the season as the top-ranked player but has since dropped to No. 7 — something that he says “annoys and motivates me at the same time.”He made it clear his goal is to get back on top — and anticipates that will start with a strong performance this week at Quail Hollow.The 29-year-old Australian said his passion waned late last season after getting “burned out.” Looking back, Day felt like he spread himself too thin trying to fulfill obligations and spending less time practicing and relaxing.“I was trying to do too many things,” he said.By the time the end of last year rolled around, Day said he was exhausted after spending nearly a full year as the top-ranked player.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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PH women’s netball team begins SEA Games campaign vs Thais

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo KUALA LUMPUR — Women’s netball, which joined at the last minute, will battle Thailand at 3 p.m. to kickstart its Southeast Asian Games campaign at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here.Netball Philippines president Dr. Charlie Ho said they are more prepared this time than two years ago when the team debuted in the biennial games and lost all five matches.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments LATEST STORIES PH coach confident of chances against Cambodia in men’s U-22 football NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Of those matches, the Philippines dropped a 112-11 loss to Malaysia which has put the team in ignominy.Against the Thais, however, the Filipinos will at least try to come up with a competitive showing to jumpstart their campaigns.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 starsSingapore won the gold two years ago, while Malaysia took silver. Brunei and Thailand tied for bronze. The country finished sixth behind Myanmar which was fifth. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino 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 Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Rain or Shine banks on Cruz, deals Star its 1st loss

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Cruz came off the bench and fired 18 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the win.Rain or Shine, though, had to gut it out in the end as the pesky Star refused to die late, trimming what was once an 11-point lead, 88-77, in the final 1:29, to as low as five, 92-87, after an Allein Maliksi floater with nine seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCruz had a chance to seal the game shut in the end, but uncharacteristically muffed both freebies and even fouled Malcolm Hill with four ticks remaining.Luckily for the Elasto Painters, Hill could only muster a split as Gabe Norwood secured the rebound to end the game. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Jericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz took charge late for Rain or Shine as it dealt Star its first loss with a 92-88 squeaker in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The energetic guard fired 10 of the Elasto Painters’ final 17 points as they doused the Hotshots’ rally in the fourth quarter and stretch their winning run to three.ADVERTISEMENT J’Nathan Bullock also poured 18 markers, 11 boards, five assists, and two blocks as his side remained unbeaten since his entry for first-choice import JD Weatherspoon.Fresh from their stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, Norwood contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds, and four dimes, while Raymond Almazan had 13 markers and 14 boards in the victory.“Finally, we were able to beat Star this season. I thought we’ll never win against them (this season),” said coach Caloy Garcia, as his side rose to a 4-2 record. “It’s all defense. It started in the first half, the energy was there, the effort was there. I just told the players that when they’re inside the game, what I look is more efficiency than you being tired. Everybody who played today came out strong.”From a 28-all deadlock, Rain or Shine unfurled a 24-4 tear abridging the second and third quarters to erect a 52-32 edge at the 7:31 mark of the third period.However, the trio of Hill, Paul Lee, and Ian Sangalang brought the team back to as close as three, 75-72 with 5:23 remaining before Cruz went on a tear of his own for the Elasto Painters late.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Martinez bags silver, Perticheto wins bronze in figure skating Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “We’ve been playing a lot better,” noted Garcia. “I told the players since we made the trades that we became the number one defensive team based on the stats. I think it’s about defense, the effort is there. When we play good defense, our offense comes. But we still have lapses during the game.Hill topped Star with 26 points, 20 rebounds, and three assists, while Lee got 17 markers, seven boards, and three dimes.The Hotshots saw their four-game winning run halted as they drop to a 4-1 slate.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 92 – Bullock 18, Cruz 18, Norwood 15, Almazan 13, Ahanmisi 10, Matias 5, Borboran 5, Daquioag 5, Tiu 3, Ponferrada 0, Yap 0, Maiquez 0, Trollano 0.STAR 88 – Hill 26, Lee 17, Sangalang 11, Maliksi 10, Jalalon 8, Barroca 4, Ramos 4, Simon 3, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 0, Pingris 0, Dela Rosa 0.Quarters: 15-15, 41-30, 68-56, 92-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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