Four countries place on the first day of the Youth Championships

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Aside from Korea, Malaysia and Japan, the other countries that dominated the top 16 slots after the first day of competition were Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.  The highest ranking that the Philippines attained was 18th place, with Daphne Custodio scoring a total pin falls of 1098. A total of 34 athletes played in the girl’s singles.  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 shutoutMalaysia’s Tun Ammerul L. Al-Hakim (center) soared to first place with a total series of 1370. Silver and bronze went to Japan’s Takumi Hagasaki (left) and Bahrain’s Ahmed Al-Awadhi (right).Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.If the quest for gold among the female youth bowlers was a close fight until the end, Malaysia’s Tun Ammerul L. Al-Hakim seemed to have secured the top spot in the boy’s singles competition after averaging a 238 in his first four games. Scoring a total of 1370 after six games, Tun Ammerul clinched gold and the second medal for his country. Taking silver was Japan’s Takumi Hagasaki, who managed to immediately bounce back after bowling a 160 in his second game. The Japanese youth bowler finished with 1298, beating Bahrain’s Ahmed Al-Awadhi by just 11 pins. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel PLAY LIST 01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img Read Next La Salle holds off UE, books UAAP Final 4 ticket The 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships (AYC) took off yesterday with the singles competition. Held at the Coronado Lanes in EDSA Starmall, Mandaluyong City, first to compete for medals were the girls, wherein Korea’s Kim Ye Sol bagged gold after a six-game series of 1330. Korea’s Kim Ye Sol (center) takes gold, while Malaysia’s Nur Amirah Auni (left) and Japan’s Shion Izumune (right) settle for silver and bronze. Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.Short of just nine pins was Malaysia’s Nur Amirah Auni, who had to settle for silver after rolling a split on her last frame. Japan’s Shion Izumune squeezed into the podium by bowling 236 and 259 on her last two games, edging Kim’s teammate Lee Hyung Jung. The latter lost the bronze by just 12 pins.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Equally tight was the battle for 3rd place, Al-Awadhi prevented Chinese Taipei’s Liao Li-Yang from medaling after putting up back-to-back high scores of 235 and 251 in his last two games. The latter missed the podium by 20 pins. After the first day of competition, Taipei’s four athletes made it to the top sixteen. Other countries that made the cut-off were Korea, Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Indonesia and Guam.  The Philippines’ Ivan Malig placed 9th out of 60 male youth bowlers with a six-game series of 1213. The top 16 girls and top 16 boys after a series of 18 games (which takes place from October 23 to 26) will qualify for the Round-Robin Matchplay Masters finals on October 27 and 28. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Andray Blatche finally back with Gilas

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Blatche immediately participated in the team’s morning and evening sessions on Sunday.National team coach Chot Reyes posted a photo of Blatche working out at Meralco Gym.“Sunday morning vibe #GilasGrind” MOST READ Blatche came from China, where he posted 26 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and two steals in the Xinjiang Flying Tigers’ 91-86 victory over Zhejiang Guangsha Lions on Friday.With his obligations in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) currently on hold, Blatche can now shift his focus on the Philippines’ campaign in the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Gilas opens its campaign against Japan on November 24 at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo, before taking on Chinese Taipei on November 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Blatche last donned the PH colors in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May, where he netted averages of 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.4 blocks. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter a long wait, Andray Blatche is finally back with Gilas Pilipinas.The 6-foot-11 naturalized center arrived early Sunday morning to rejoin his Gilas teammates ahead of their Fiba World Cup qualifying game against Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Smart Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio fetched him from the airport.“Welcome home Andray! #labanpilipinas #puso,” wrote Antonio on his Twitter account.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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Curry leads Warriors fightback after Sixers blitz Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Lady Blazers near Final Four berth

first_imgView comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, wrapped up their campaign with a 0-9 record.St. Benilde head coach Arnold Laniog used the game to give exposure to some of their bench players heading into the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our target today was to perform what we did in practice and also to improve in the areas we need to master if we want to go further,” said Laniog in Filipino. “And we gave a chance to some of our players to feel what it’s like playing in front of a crowd.” Trending 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 Optimism surrounds six-team PFL with new season kicking off next month St. Benilde Lady Blazers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSt. Benilde strengthened its bid for a Final Four spot after stomping Mapua, 25-18, 25-15, 25-17, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Blazers, who still have a game left in their schedule, improved to 5-3 and tied Jose Rizal University at fourth place with the end of the tournament’s elimination round approaching.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 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 Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READlast_img read more

More people at Olympics get norovirus

first_imgPYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The number of people treated and quarantined for norovirus or winter vomiting bug, following an outbreak in Olympic areas, has increased to 86 as authorities continue to struggle to track the disease’s spread, officials said.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises A man sanitizes his hands at the entrance to the media cafeteria in Gangneung, South Korea on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) Norovirus is a common, infectious bug that causes unpleasant symptoms, including diarrhea and vomiting, but does not require medical treatment.         /kga View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH James Harden scores 41 points, Rockets beat Heat Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Hong Jeong-ik from South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday the number of cases is likely to continue to rise because authorities are screening more areas for the disease that was first confirmed in an area in the host town of Pyeongchang.Officials had initially confirmed 32 cases among security personnel and sequestered about 1,200. Because the sick workers handled security, 900 military personnel have been brought in to work at 20 venues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe additional 54 cases included 38 security personnel, but also police officers, facility staff and a journalist who had been covering the Olympics. Not all were staying in the same place, though officials did not say where else those sickened were staying.Hong said officials suspect the outbreak was caused by contaminated water but that an ongoing epidemiological survey has yet to confirm that. AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Nextlast_img read more

South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum There was no immediate comment by the union.In team pursuit, the finishing time is set by the third and last skater crossing the line. Normally, the first rider sets the pace and takes the air pressure head on while the other two follow in the draft. Skaters are also allowed to cooperate, including pushing their slower teammates from behind.But in their quarterfinal heat, it seemed Kim and Park weren’t putting much effort into helping Noh keep pace and stay in the pack.Kim further triggered public anger after the games with comments many saw as putting the blame on Noh.“It was regretful, since it’s the time of the last skater that counts. If our last skater had come in a bit earlier we might have made the semifinals. But it’s finished,” Kim said after the race.”Park Ji Woo was supposed to go out with speed, and Noh Seon-Yeong would do minimal. But after we got separated, we couldn’t really communicate. That was probably the reason.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In this Monday Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, image team South Korea with Kim Bo-reum, front, Park Ji Woo, second, and Noh Seon-yeong, trailing behind, competes in the women’s team pursuit speed skating race at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speedskaters Kim and Park to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower teammate Noh behind in a race defined by teamwork and walked away as she quietly sobbed at the stadium in one of the most bizarre moments of this year’s Winter Games. (AP Photo/John Locher)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speedskaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower teammate behind in a race defined by teamwork and walked away as she quietly sobbed at the stadium in one of the most bizarre moments of this year’s Winter Games.As of Thursday afternoon, nearly 570,000 signatures had been gathered on an online petition to South Korea’s presidential office calling for skaters Kim Bo-Reum and Park Ji Woo to be expelled from the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next As the public anger grew, Kim appeared in a news conference with her coach on Tuesday and tearfully offered her “sincere apology” and said she didn’t realize Noh was that far off until it was too late.Both Kim and Park are from the Korea National Sports University, whose athletes and alumni have been at the center of factional disputes in the country’s super-competitive speedskating scene.Skaters from other schools have previously complained that athletes with ties to the university are favored in domestic competitions to pick athletes for the Olympics and other international events. That’s believed to be particularly true in short-track speedskating where multiple athletes can work together — jostling for position, blocking and ceding — to improve the chance that a certain athlete wins.Ahead of the Olympics, Noh reportedly complained that she wasn’t getting much time to train with Kim and Park, who were practicing separately at the university.For Noh, it was her second tearful Olympics in a row.Four years ago, she was bent on competing with her brother Jin-kyu at the 2014 Sochi Games. But the talented short-tracker failed to make it there after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. He died two years later.Her preparations for the Pyeongchang Games were equally troubled.She was supposed to be on the pursuit team, but she was told barely two weeks before the games started that she could not compete since she had not qualified for an individual event. The Korea Skating Union said an administrative error was to blame. After a withdrawal from other athletes, though, a spot opened up and she took it.On Wednesday night, Noh skated with Kim and Park again in a two-team race to determine seventh place. As the stadium’s announcer called out their names, the crowd quietly acknowledged Kim and Park, but saved a thunderous cheer for Noh.The Koreans lost to Poland and finished eighth. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Nowitzki ‘disgusted’ by report of hostile workplace for Mavs Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. During the women’s team pursuit quarterfinals on Monday, Kim and Park skated ahead as teammate Noh Seon-yeong fell behind the pack. Noh finished the race nearly four full seconds after her teammates did. Cameras showed Kim and Park walking away after the race as Noh cried in the infield of the Gangneung Oval. She was comforted only by her Dutch coach, Bob de Jong.Some South Koreans believe Kim and Park were trying to humiliate Noh because there was nothing to be gained by crossing first.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s clearly a disgrace to our national image that these individuals of bad character are representing this country at the Olympics,” the petition says.The petition also calls for an investigation into what it describes as “various corruption and irregularities” at the Korea Skating Union, the national skating body. The union has come under criticism for many years for alleged factionalism and nepotism in selecting athletes to compete for the Olympics. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for 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 LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View commentslast_img read more

Alaska climbs to third spot, denies Rain or Shine of twice-to-beat

first_imgRead Next MOST READ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments Alaska’s victory also assured defending champion San Miguel of the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs.Vic Manuel came through in the clutch for the Aces, who played without Calvin Abueva and Carl Bryan Cruz, as his jumper gave Alaska a 96-95 lead with 39 seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJVee Casio and Kevin Racal then iced the game from the free throw line.Alaska head coach Alex Compton was in awe of how his team delivered under duress especially when Maverick Ahanmisi and James Yap combined their efforts to bring Rain or Shine back in the game. After shrugging off jitters, Kai Sotto unleashes strength Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Manuel and Racala also filled up the scoring column for the Aces with 14 and 13 points, respectively, while Sonny Thoss and Simon Enciso had 10 points apiece.Ahanmisi led the Elasto Painters with 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and five steals while Yap added 17 points. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of 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 AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving “What a game, awesome game,” said Compton. “Maverick Ahanmisi gave me about 800 new gray hairs there in the fourth quarter. I don’t know how many points he had but he hit three threes and a three-point play. He really helped bring them back and it was huge. James had been playing great.”“I just really appreciate the efforts of our guys to weather the storm and keep coming.”Alaska held an 83-75 lead at the 8:03 mark of the fourth before Ahanmisi displayed his marksmanship.Ahanmisi had 15 points in Rain or Shine’s blistering 20-9 run in the fourth that Yap capped off with a jumper to give the Elasto Painters a 95-94 edge with 1:30 remaining.Casio came up with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead Alaska while rookie Jeron Teng and Marlon Magat both had 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Vic Manuel. PBA IMAGESAlaska ground it out and frustrated Rain or Shine, 99-95, to reach the third spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Aces improved to 7-4, half-a-game behind no.2 Magnolia, after snapping their two-game losing streak and denying the Elasto Painters, who skidded to 5-4,  a chance for a twice-to-beat advantage come the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

WATCH: Harden ends Johnson with filthy crossover

first_imgPolice 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES But before the Bearded One released the shot, he first waited for Johnson to stand back up as Harden capped off the nasty move with the triple to stretch Houston’s lead to 31-7.Harden’s Rockets defeated the Clippers, 105-92, for their 14th straight win. Mixed emotions for coach Bong Ravena as TNT thwarts son Kiefer, NLEX View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img 😳 JAMES. HARDEN. 😳#Rockets pic.twitter.com/JCphxLzP18— NBA (@NBA) March 1, 2018There are times when you just have to admit defeat, and as humbling as it may be at least it was still an honorable way to go down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat, however, didn’t happen to Los Angeles Clipper Wesley Johnson when Houston Rockets’ superstar James Harden staked ownership on his ankles.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harden made a move late in the first quarter in their game at Staples Center on Thursday, creating space for the three and sending Johnson skidding to the floor.last_img read more

Vietnam trips PSL gals

first_imgPacquiao the least alarmed “There are still many areas to work on, but the good thing is that we see them one by one here and we get a chance to do something about it before the SEA Games,” said head coach Francis Vicente.On top of the list: Floor defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Vietnamese flaunted dynamic floor defense and picked apart the Filipinos’ coverage when it mattered to subdue the hard-fighting Rebisco-PSL Manila squad, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14.It was Rebisco-PSL Manila’s second defeat in as many games, and one that lined it up next against China’s Tianjian Bohai Bank on Saturday in the prestigious tournament. Camaraderie will be the last item in the SEA Games checklist the coaching staff needs to tick off as the Filipinos displayed seamless communication to force Vietnam to work hard on both sides of the court.Filipino superstars Jaja Santiago, Aby Maraño and Jovelyn Gonzaga combined forces for the Philippines to claim the second set, scoring from all corners to the delight of a packet of fans cheering them on at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace.The Philippines were leading the first set, 9-4, but fell to Vietnam’s unrelenting digs that it deftly converted to attacks most of the time.The fourth set was also close with Rebisco coming within 10-13 but Vietnam displayed even more energy to zoom ahead as the Filipinos committed one attacking error after another.Rachel Ann Daquis contributed nine points for the team, which nevertheless showed improvement from Thursday’s defeat at the hands of Hisamitsu Springs of Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Vietin Bank vs Rebisco PSL Manila. CONTIBUTED PHOTOUst-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan—The Rebisco-PSL Manila squad is under no illusion that it will be a dominant squad in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here. The Filipino spikers are using this top-tier to find holes they have to plug before going to the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in August.And a battle-ready Vietin Bank of Vietnam exposed quite a number of them Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pocari’s warm environment key to Rivers’ easy adjustment

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SMB heads back to Finals 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage And even though Rivers had such little time to mesh with Lady Warriors, it was her team’s immense chemistry that allowed her to ease into the group.Head coach Rommel Abella said they would keep it a priority to always include Rivers in whatever they do, and this offcourt camaraderie was what helped the American import feel at home during games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“During our training sessions, we always make sure that she’s always participating with us, whether it’s drills, or just simple conversations,” said Abella after his team won in four sets 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“She’s always with us because that way she will be part of our team culture as fast as possible. She’s part of our family.” Rivers unleashed 27 points to lead the Lady Warriors to the title against Bali Pure in Game 3.Rivers said it had been easy for her to buy into the team’s identity, and she already looked forward to a title celebration even before she got to play her first match.“When I decided to come to Pocari I knew I had a great chance of winning the championship and it’s amazing to actually win it and be part of it,” said Rivers. “I can’t talk how much this title means to this team and when I got here, I wanted to be a part of it.”“It’s easy for me to buy into it and it meant a lot to me as well just feeding off their emotion and it’s so amazing.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKrystal Rivers had little time acclimating herself to Pocari Sweat’s system, and it couldn’t have come in a more stressful period in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Pocari’s foreign reinforcement from University of Alabama received her International Transfer Certificate during the Lady Warriors’ last semifinals game but Rivers was finally able to get to the court in Game 1 of the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’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’ View commentslast_img read more

Cavs owner, Billups met for 2nd straight day

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 14: Former NBA player Chauncey Billups watches pregame warm up between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 14, 2014 in San Diego, California. Donald Miralle/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND, OHIO—Chauncey Billups once competed against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a player. He could be joining them as an executive.Billups met with team owner Dan Gilbert on Wednesday for the second straight day to discuss a front-office position with the Cavaliers, who are regrouping after losing to Golden State in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT The turmoil in Cleveland’s front office came days before Thursday’s draft and as the Cavs launched plans to retool their roster after being dethroned as champions in five games by the Golden State Warriors.The Cavaliers currently do not own a draft pick, but that could change; the team has been involved in numerous talks in recent days.Also, a splashy hire like Billups could relieve some of the external criticism being aimed at Gilbert, who did not offer Griffin a contract extension last summer and then denied other teams permission to talk to him about job openings during the playoffs.Griffin had been Cleveland’s GM since 2014, taking over the team shortly before James announced he was re-signing with the Cavaliers after playing four seasons in Miami.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Draft is next up during NBA’s dizzying days of deals What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments MOST READcenter_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 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilbert could be close to offering a job to Billups, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. Billups is the first person to meet with Gilbert since he parted ways with general manager David Griffin this week when talks about a possible contract extension broke down.Billups was in Cleveland, but as of 7 p.m. EDT there was no official agreement in place. The 40-year-old is likely weighing whether Cleveland is a good spot for him to begin a new career, given the team’s recent upheaval and that superstar LeBron James will be eligible for free agency after next season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhile the Cavaliers are looking for Griffin’s replacement after he guided them to three straight Finals, it’s believed that Billups would take on a different role, perhaps as the team’s director of basketball operations. Trent Redden, who served as the senior vice president of basketball operations, is also not returning next season.Billups has no previous experience as an NBA executive, but he does have a long-standing relationship with Gilbert from their time together in Detroit and he knows the league well. Billups, who was a five-time All-Star, also is close with Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue.last_img read more