first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Management and coaching staff wasted no time and has shopped around for a replacement, their third import in the season-closing conference, who has turned out to be Watson and is expected to plane in either late Tuesday or early Wednesday from the United States.But a ranking team official told the Inquirer that the Beermen would likely play Bridgeman against the Elasto Painters because coaching staff doesn’t feel that Watson would be able to have at least one practice with the team.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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding 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 View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Derrick Rose moved to tears after watching video tribute from Chinese fans SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief San Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Miguel Beer, chasing to complete a rare Triple Crown sweep, will most likely play Terik Bridgeman against Rain or Shine in the 7 p.m. PBA Governors’ Cup contest on Wednesday as the Beermen await the arrival of new import Terrence Watson.Bridgeman, who came in to replace Wendell McKines, was a huge disappointment in his debut last Saturday, scoring just two points and grabbing six rebounds in a 79-90 loss to Alaska in Angeles City in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more


first_imgPhoto from Kid Santos’ Facebook account.Philippine sports lost a legend in Florentino “Kid” Santos, who died Wednesday following a cardiac arrest. He was 67.Santos had a celebrated volleyball career as a player and coach for Far Eastern University, which won majority of its men’s and women’s titles under his watch.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Perasol rues missed 8-sec violation, but lets it go “A father to me and to many.. one of the pillars of Ph Volleyball.. SALAMAT po sa lahat,” wrote UP libero Pia Gaiser. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETcenter_img PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES Heartfelt messages and tributes poured out in the wake of Santos’ death.“Sad news for the volleyball community, Coach Kid Santos joined our Creator. Not only a great mentor but a second father to many….,” former La Salle star Ivy Remulla wrote on Twitter.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“Learned so much about handling athletes from Kidd Santos. Great coach, even better person and father to all FEU athletes. You will truly be missed. RIP Coach Kidd,” posted FEU athletic director Mark Molina on Twitter.“You inspired and touched the lives of so many people, including me. Salamat sa lahat Coach Kidd RIP,” said FEU spiker Jerrili Malabanan. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more


first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 San Miguel Beer guard Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross would have it their way, they’d rather share the Best Player of between the two of them.“We want to get co-MVP,” said Ross. “If it’s possible, we should get co-MVP. I don’t know if there’s ever been two teammates that have been tied in the statistical points at one. But it would be cool if we get co-MVP.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Keys to Victory: San Miguel-TNT finals series “We just want to get to the finals, now, God willing, we win. The individual honor will come. Anybody from San Miguel, I think will win it. But for us, championship first,” Cabagnot said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cabagnot echoed Ross’ sentiments.“We wish to get co-BPC, but then again I don’t know if it’s possible. I hope it’s possible.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel’s star backcourt found themselves in joint first place in the statistical points race with 34.125 SPs  the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.Cabagnot is averaging 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.2 steals. On the other hand, Ross, who has been the bastion on defense for the Beermen, has racked up 13.2 markers, 5.2 boards, and a league-best 8.1 assists and 2.9 steals. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES “Chris and I are both doing the same thing for a long time playing together. It’s just an honor to be in this position,” said Cabagnot.Ross himself admitted that he was caught off guard by his sudden jump from eighth place to the top.“To jump to number one, it’s cool,” he said. “But I never play for stats and I never play for individual awards. I always play for the team. I’m a team guy, first and foremost. Team always comes first and winning games and eventually, winning a championship is number one on my list.”Though neck-and-neck for this conference’s coveted individual award, both Ross and Cabagnot are in unison in acknowledging that they’d rather win the bigger prize.“The main goal is to win a championship,” said Ross. “Like everyone says, when you win, all the individual stuff comes and its just a testament to  how good of a conference our team has had. It’s championship first. It’s the main goal and all the other stuff is secondary.”ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’?last_img read more


first_imgMOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “In a country that loves basketball so much, just knowing the type of passion all these guys have, everyone’s going to ask, who will be the next RDO? Who will be the next (Marc) Pingris? Who will be the next LA (Tenorio)? The list goes on and I’m excited.”Known as one of the country’s fiercest on-ball defenders, Norwood is tasked to do more than what his job was when he last donned the national colors after being named as the team’s captain.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 starsBut he is more than up for the task to lead a young squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.“I felt that I was always vocal. It used to be Jimmy for us, then I tried to be that guy a little bit more. I took it upon myself if they needed someone to speak if we needed to,” he said. Norwood is also ecstatic to hit the floor with this new batch of youthful Gilas players.“We have a lot of talent. I’ve been watching a lot of college basketball for awhile, both the UAAP and the NCAA, and these are guys I’ve followed since I’ve been here. Beyond the court, seeing their instinct is impressive, it’s a good sign for the future,” he said.But overall, Norwood is just honored to have another opportunity to represent the country in what could be his final dance with the Philippine national team.“It was fun to get back into the system and meet the guys, new faces and some old faces, the coaching staff, and even the utility,” he said. “It’s good to have the flag back on my chest.”ADVERTISEMENT Gabe Norwood. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGabe Norwood couldn’t help but smile as he made his return to Gilas Pilipinas, this time as the team’s eldest statesman.“(Assistant coach) Jimmy (Alapag) even asked me if was the oldest one and I said, ‘Yeah, I guess I am.’ You know it’s weird, but it’s exciting,” said the 32-year-old swingman on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 ‘Very low’ morale as Gilas prepares for Fiba Asia sans Blatche Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Incentive prizes are awarded to teams that qualify to play in the regional championships, and to teams that advance to compete in the National Championship games usually held in Manila. The team that wins the national title is engraved in the M. V. Pangilinan Perpetual Bronze Sculpture, “Abutin ang Tagumpay”, symbol of collegiate basketball supremacy, and the school keeps the sculpture until the next national champion emerges. The following teams are listed in the perpetual bronze sculpture: Far Eastern University, San Beda College, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, San Sebastian College, Ateneo de Manila University and University of the East.This 2017, PCCL is expanding collegiate basketball competitions to include 3 on 3 basketball in addition to the regular National Collegiate (5-man team) championship. This initiative supports the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) program to promote and develop 3 on 3 basketball, the newly included game in the Olympics starting 2020.The 3 on 3 national championships will have five regional competitions involving a total of fifty (50) collegiate teams. The five regions are North/Central Luzon, South Luzon/Bicol, Visayas, Mindanao and National Capital Region. The regional champions shall advance to the Grand Finals and compete for the title of 3 on 3 national collegiate champion.Philippine Collegiate Champions League is a non-profit corporate entity and revenues PCCL realize from sponsorships are utilized to cover operational expenses involved in organizing and managing the nationwide tournaments. PCCL also assists deserving school teams by providing prizes in terms of transportation and accommodation subsidies, sports equipment and gift certificates for players and coaches. ADVTADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sparkling Liverpool back in Champions League The Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) organized the National Collegiate Championship, a nationwide multi-level collegiate basketball competition that recognizes regional champions and the overall national champion that emerge during the games.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49Robredo: 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The National Collegiate Championship answers the need for more competitive exposure extending beyond local mother league competitions.The aim of PCCL is to broaden the sports program of schools, particularly collegiate basketball, by providing more competitive activities that would benefit student-player development.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 openingFrom the initial six leagues, there are now 35 leagues sending their best team to participate in the PCCL games. PCCL was able to expand its coverage by continuously touching base with active leagues all over the country and assisting them in improving the basketball programs of their respective member schools. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgFrom a relative unknown, Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji has become a well-known name in sporting circles in a very short time.Her heroics at the Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG) and the Guangzhou Asiad have marked the 23-year-old from Udupi in Karnataka as one with a great future.Ashwini is startled at her new found fame but is slowly coming to terms with it. “Life has completely changed for me since the CWG and Asian Games. So much recognition has come my way in recent times that I feel truly humbled,” Ashwini told Mail Today after she and several other Indian gold medallists at the Guangzhou Asiad called on President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday.Ashwini teamed up with Sini Jose, Mandeep and Manjeet Kaur to win the women’s 4x400m relay gold at both the CWG and the Asiad.Incidentally, it was India’s third consecutive gold medal in the relay at the continental extravaganza.If this was not enough, she bagged the yellow metal in the 400m hurdles too.”The reception when I returned home was just seen to be believed. I have heard people burst into tears when I won,” she said.”This will motivate me to work even harder in the future and encourage more youngsters, especially those from a rural background like me, to take up sport as a career.” Ashwini was delighted with her interaction with the President.”She was very gracious and I am very happy to have got the opportunity to interact with her. She had a look at my two gold medals as well,” she said.advertisementAshwini was considered a relay specialist for a long time before she paid more attention to the 400m hurdles, and the results are obvious.She had clocked 59.49 seconds in the event at the Delhi CWG and failed to make it to the final. A month later in Guangzhou, she surprised everyone by registering a personal best timing of 56.15 seconds to win the gold medal – an improvement of over three seconds.”I did not take the 400m hurdles too seriously till about a month ago when I started working seriously on the event,” she said.”The competition at the Asian Games was very tough but my coach – Yuri Vogordonik from Russia – had full faith in me which gave me great confidence. He has helped me in my physical as well as mental conditioning. I cherish this gold medal a lot. I had certain technical faults in my running style in the hurdles, which I worked on. That has resulted in the significant improvement in my timings.” She has been an integral part of the 4x400m relay team for which she runs the third leg.”There is a lot of team spirit within the group which pushes the girls to do better.” And she does not plan to stop improving any time soon.”I still have a lot of clearance while crossing the hurdles and I need to work on this and other technical deficiencies,” Ashwini observed.”My next aim is doing well at the 2012 London Olympics and I want to be at my best then.In 2011, we have the Nationals, the various Grand Prix and the Asian championships and I will focus on them.” As of now, the felicitations and celebrations are taking most of her time.”I fact, I have not done any training for the last several days,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Australia captain Steve Waugh says national selectors are “in a quandary” over their team’s form slump and may be best to give incumbent players the chance to redeem themselves the Ashes series against England.Waugh was a member of the last Australian team to lose an Ashes series on home soil, 23 years ago, and said it will be difficult for the present lineup to swing the momentum of the current series after England took a 1-0 lead.He said while it would not be easy for Australia to come back from its demoralizing innings and 71-run loss to England in the second test at Adelaide, stable selection might eventually work in its favor.”I don’t know what the selectors are going to do, because they have chopped and changed I think probably too much in the last 12 months,” Waugh said.”You just look at the bowling. They’ve got through so many bowlers…Clint McKay, Peter George, then we’ve got (Ben) Hilfenhaus and (Mitchell) Johnson. Where do you go if you’ve just discarded these guys?” he added.Waugh said the best policy may be to back current players to recover their best form.”This is a situation similar to back in ’85-’86 when the selectors sat down and thought, ‘this is a group of cricketers we’re going to stick with through thick and thin and let’s back them,'” he said. “They are almost at the point now where they’ve got to identify players and say ‘righto, we’re going to stick with them.'”advertisementWaugh averaged 58 runs per innings in tests against England, losing only eight of the 48 Ashes matches he played. He said Australia was used to “doing a demolition job” on the English but now had to adjust to a situation in which England held the upper hand.”It’s going to be difficult. It’s almost like the shoe is on the other foot, we’ve reversed roles,” Waugh said. “… I know how hard England found it to come back from that situation, so it won’t be easy for Australia to come back.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ignored Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria while announcing the 2011 World Cup preliminary squad on Tuesday.However, wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal’s name figures in the 30-member probable list.The PCB released the initial squad for the World Cup after a nearly three-hour meeting of the national selection committee. “Apparently these two players were not able to satisfy the cricket board’s integrity committee about their recent activities but Kamran managed to win the confidence of the Board back by submitting all relevant documents the integrity committee asked for,” one PCB source said.As expected the squad does not include players who were involved in the spot-fixing scandal – Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt. The trio are being examined by an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal formed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).Kamran, Malik, Kaneira and Rana Naved too are under the ICC scanner and the PCB had sought a deadline of January 5 from the ICC to finalise their preliminary squad because of the ongoing inquiry.Rana was also apparently found not guilty of any links with bookmakers and has been included in the preliminary squad. The squad also includes some new faces.The probables: Shahid Afridi, Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Nasir Jamshed, Asad Ali, Umar Akmal, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Sohail Tanvir, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Tanvir Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Abdul Rehman, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal, Salman Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Taufiq Umar, Zulfiqar Babar, Rana Naved, Yasir Arafat, Yasir Shah, Aizaz Cheema and Naved Yasin.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more