USA Water Polo recognizes USC’s Vavic

first_imgUSA Water Polo honored USC men’s and women’s head coach Jovan Vavic with the Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Men’s Coaching Award on Monday. The award, annually given at the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame Induction and National Awards Dinner, honored Vavic for his contributions to the USA Water Polo program. A native of the former Yugoslavia, Vavic took over head coaching duties for the USA Men’s Senior National Team last year on an interim basis, helping the team qualify for the 2013 FINA World Championships.The skipper · In 19 years at USC, Jovan Vavic has won 13 national titles and 12 National Coach of the Year Awards. Last fall, Vavic claimed a record sixth consecutive national championship with the men’s squad. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanVavic has been remarkably successful in his 19-year tenure at USC. In that timespan, he won a combined 13 national titles and 12 National Coach of the Year awards with the men’s and women’s programs. He has led the men’s team to a record six consecutive national championships in the past six seasons, a record the Trojans will put to the test once again next fall. Last week, Vavic’s women’s team lost for the first time in 28 games, a streak dating back to the team’s 2013 National Championship season.Recently USC water polo has been a family affair for Vavic  — he has coached both his son Nikola and his daughter Monica to great individual success. Nikola, who won four consecutive national championships with the Trojans from 2010-2013, was a four-time All-American and two-time National Player of the Year. He also became the school’s all-time leading scorer as a senior.Monica, a junior on the women’s team, has already become one of the best players in program history. She is a two-time first team All-American, and was named the MPSF Player of the Year last season. Her 57 goals so far in 2014 are currently tops for the Women of Troy.Though he graduated from crosstown rival UCLA, the elder Vavic will certainly be remembered as one of the greatest Trojans of all time. Next year will be his 20th year coaching the men’s squad — in the last 19 years, the team has finished outside the top three in the country just five times. Since 1996, when the USC women’s team entered Division I play, the Women of Troy have finished outside the top three only seven times. Jovan and Monica are back in action tomorrow afternoon when they host No. 11 Loyola Marymount at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center.last_img read more

MLB free agents: Patrick Corbin or Dallas Keuchel? Michael Brantley or A.J. Pollock?

first_imgMORE: The cases for and against the best fits for Manny MachadoOur first entry looks at two outstanding lefty starters, two oft-injured outfielders and the top two hot corner guys on the market. Patrick Corbin or Dallas KeuchelThe need-to-knows: Corbin and Keuchel are the top two left-handed starters on the market. Keuchel has the better track record, but Corbin had the better 2018 season. Corbin will be 29 on Opening Day; Keuchel will be 31. Both declined qualifying offers, which means the team that sign them will forfeit a draft pick. The case for Corbin: The lefty was an All-Star in 2013, but he missed the 2014 season (Tommy John surgery), made only 16 starts in his 2015 return and struggles landed him in the bullpen late in the 2016 campaign. He was solid in 2017 — 189 2/3 innings, 4.03 ERA/4.08 FIP, but with a 1.418 WHIP — but that was just a warm-up for what was in store for 2018. Corbin added a slow curve to his repertoire for 2018, and everything else fell into place. His strikeouts per nine innings jumped to 11.1, up from a career average of 7.9, and his K/9 ratio shot to 5.13, up from a career 2.92. Not surprisingly, he posted career bests in ERA (3.15) and FIP (2.47). I asked him at the All-Star media day what he attributed his success to.“Adding another breaking ball in the low 70s, backing that up with my harder slider, and changeup as well,” he told Sporting News. “Just keeping hitters off-balance, working ahead in the count, locating my fastball a lot better and being able to throw that pitch where I want to. It was never a plan to strike out more guys, but it just kind of worked out. I’m trying to get ahead of them, and when you get two strikes, you try to put them away or make a really tough pitch.”Will Corbin repeat his 2018 performance? That’s the question teams have to weigh this offseason, because a 29-year-old with a 2.45 FIP and 11.1 K/9 is worth significantly more than a 29-year-old with a 4.08 FIP and 8.4 K/9. You still want the second guy, but the first one is worth a premium contract. The case for Keuchel: There are a couple of ways to look at Keuchel’s 2018 season. On one hand, several stats jumped in the wrong way: ERA (from 2.90 in 2017 to 3.74), WHIP (1.119 to 1.314), H/9 (7.2 to 9.3) and K/9 (7.7 to 6.7). On the other hand, the lefty’s FIP actually dropped (3.79 to 3.69), his K/9 ratio was nearly identical (2.66 to 2.64) and his percentages of home runs and walks allowed both went in the right direction. His days as a Cy Young contender — he won the AL award in 2015 — might be in the past, but he has plenty of productive days ahead of him. His velocities stayed consistent through 2018 compared to career norms, and his four-seam velocity in September was the highest of the season, following a pattern of getting stronger that Keuchel’s had the past several years. His October track record is strong, too. In 10 career playoff games (nine starts), Keuchel has a 3.31 ERA, including two solid five-inning starts in the 2018 postseason. He would make a solid middle-of-the-rotation guy for a WS contender, or a great veteran leader addition near the top of the rotation for a team looking to take a jump into contention (think, loosely, about the Cubs signing Jon Lester before the 2015 season).Verdict: This new version of Corbin is worth the higher price, especially when factoring in age.MORE: The cases for and against the best fits for Bryce HarperMichael Brantley or A.J. PollockThe need-to-knows: Brantley and Pollock are All-Star caliber outfielders who have had issues staying healthy. Pollock turns 31 in a couple of weeks, and Brantley turns 32 in mid-May. Pollock turned down Arizona’s qualifying offer, so signing him comes with draft-pick compensation. Brantley was not given a QO (a bit surprising) by Cleveland. The case for Brantley: First, the injury issues. The left-handed hitter with the smooth swing finished third in the 2014 AL MVP race and followed that up with another solid season in 2015 (AL-best 45 doubles, 15 homers, 15 stolen bases), despite injuries that limited him to 137 games. But he played just 11 games in 2016 and 90 in 2017, knocked out by frustrating shoulder and ankle issues that clouded his future.Brantley was healthy, finally, for most of the 2018 season. He played 143 games, made the All-Star team for the third time and posted a 3.6 bWAR, .309 average, 123 OPS+, 36 doubles, 17 homers, 12 stolen bases and a .364 on-base percentage. In other words, exactly what you’d expect from Brantley when healthy. It’s worth noting, too, that Brantley is the kind of future-coach-veteran who makes a positive impact in the clubhouse even when he’s on the DL.The case for Pollock: His 2015 season was underrated by MVP voters; he finished 15th despite a 7.2 bWAR, 20 homers, 39 stolen bases, 111 runs scored, .315 average and .865 OPS. Unfortunately, Pollock fractured his elbow on a slide into home in an exhibition game two days before the start of the 2016 season and missed all but 11 games. In 2017, he played 112 games, missing a large chunk of time with a Grady 1 groin strain. In 2018, he played 113 games, with most of the games missed attributed to a fractured thumb. His per-162 games projections for the past two seasons check in at 26 homers and 24 stolen bases. But health is a real the thing teams have to consider. He’s been in the majors for six full seasons, and he’s played more than 113 games just twice. On the other hand, though, it’s not like he’s suffered from chronic-type issues, like back or shoulder trouble. His issues have been largely broken bones. Verdict: Teams will roll the injury dice to sign either guy. Pollock has the higher upside, but for a team that is loathe to part with any draft pick, Brantley might be the better bet. Josh Donaldson or Mike MoustakasThe need-to-knows: Donaldson and Moustakas are the top two free-agent third basemen on the market; Donaldson turns 33 in early December, and Moustakas turned 30 in September. Neither player was eligible for a QO, so neither is attached to draft-pick compensation.The case for Donaldson: From 2013-16, Donaldson posted an average 7.8 bWAR, finished in the top eight of the AL MVP voting four times — he won the 2015 award — sported a 144 OPS+ for Oakland and Toronto and averaged 157 games a season. And despite missing six weeks with a calf injury in 2017, he still popped 33 homers and had a 4.8 bWAR in 113 games. He was, without a doubt, one of MLB’s best players, not only because of his bat but because of his defense at the hot corner. The 2018 season, though, was an exercise in frustration. After a short disabled list stint for a shoulder issue, Donaldson spent more than three months on the DL with calf issues, including a fair number of setbacks from the original timeline. The Blue Jays traded him to Cleveland, and he finally returned to action on Sept. 11 wearing his new uniform. Donaldson looked good at the plate in his small sample size, popping three homers and posting a .920 OPS in 16 games. The question is what type of contract Donaldson wants, and what type of contract teams are willing to give him. Does he want a one-year deal, betting that he’ll prove himself healthy in 2018 and test the market again next offseason at 34 years old, after a vintage Donaldson season? Or does he realize that players that age aren’t landing five- or six-year deals anymore and try to maximize what he can get this offseason? It’s not unreasonable to think enough teams are intoxicated by his talents that he could land a multiple-year deal packed with incentives (and/or options).  The “this guy or that guy” debate is essential to any hot stove baseball discussion.We thought we’d nose our way into that conversation with a series of “would you rather have” pieces comparing the merits — and risks — of players on the free-agent market. You won’t see a Bryce-or-Manny debate here, though, because Harper and Machado play different positions (obviously).  The case for Moustakas: The strangeness of last winter’s offseason impacted Moustakas as much (or more) than anyone. Coming off a 38-homer season with the Royals, he turned down the team’s qualifying offer (a no-brainer move) and waited for teams to woo him with lucrative long-term contract offers. That didn’t happen, of course, and he wound up taking a deal to return to K.C. in spring training. Unlike some of his fellow late signees, Moustakas had a solid 2018 season, posting 28 homers, 95 RBIs and a 2.5 bWAR split between the Royals and Brewers (he had eight homers and 33 RBIs in 54 games with Milwaukee).This year, with no draft-pick compensation attached, Moustakas figures to have more options. He is what he is — a solid defensive third baseman with good power (66 homers the past two years) and a World Series ring on his resume, but a low on-base percentage (.315 the past two years). He’s not an upgrade for every team, but he is for enough teams that he’ll get multiple-year offers. Verdict: Donaldson’s worth the risk, as long as the contract doesn’t have insane money/years guarantees.last_img read more

Torres and Schurrle start in Istanbul

first_imgFernando Torres starts for Chelsea in their Champions League clash with Galatasaray in Istanbul, as does Andre Schurrle. Blues legend Didier Drogba starts up front for the home side. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Hazard, Schurrle; Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Kalas, Mikel, Oscar, Ba, Eto’o.Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Alex Telles, Selçuk, Melo, Burak, Sneijder, Hajrovic, Drogba.Subs: Ceylan, Gulselam, Bulut, Kaya, Kurtulus, Colak, Sarioglu.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Endless mowing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I recently made a significant reduction in livestock numbers at our place. I was having trouble justifying the expense and the work required to care for so many critters so I decided it was time to make a change. The change wasn’t an easy one, but it has significantly lightened my livestock related workload and expenses.The one side affect to reduced livestock numbers that I had not foreseen was the reduction in grass eating power now residing in our barn. With less critters, I buy less feed, but I also have less natural grass mowers. This spring I have spent a lot of time mowing grass.I will admit that I might be overdoing it a little bit with the regularity of my mowing, but shorter grass is easier and faster to cut through and our rotary cutter has been in need of repair for some time. The lack of a usable larger field mower means that this spring I have spent much time seated on a riding mower while mowing not only the yard but the small field beside our house that used double as a pasture and arena but is now just an arena. By the time, I finish mowing, it seems like it is time to start over on another section of grass again.This seemingly endless mowing does become tiresome at times, but at least the weather is nice, and with less livestock to feed next winter, I won’t be worried about running out of hay when the snow is flying. I’ll take an extra ride or two on a riding mower any day to ward off the winter fears of running out of hay.I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling the pressure of endless mowing this time of year.last_img read more

Tensions creeping in at PSG as questions asked of two stars

first_imgPSG’s Kylian Mbappe, right, challenges for the ball with Marseille’s Adil Rami during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)PARIS (AP) — Tensions are creeping in at Paris Saint-Germain with questions raised as to whether Neymar and Kylian Mbappe—the world’s two most expensive players—are so far justifying their price tags.PSG is unbeaten and has scored 43 goals in 13 games overall, yet the mood seems surprisingly quizzical ahead of Friday’s home match against Nice.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Curry, Durant hit key 3s late, Warriors hold off Raptors Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Both players were heavily criticized following in 2-2 draw at Marseille last weekend, which allowed second-place Monaco—the defending champion—to close PSG’s lead to four points after 10 league games.Mbappe didn’t make any impact up front and omitted to track back whenever Marseille broke on the counterattack.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 shutoutNeymar did score his seventh league goal since joining from Barcelona, but his red card gave Marseille the chance to dominate late.It was the Brazil forward’s fifth red card since breaking into the Santos team in 2009 and, not for the first time, resulted from a petulant reaction. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Uruguay striker previously played second fiddle for three years when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was PSG’s star player, and whether he is prepared to do so again could prove crucial to the club’s chances of going far in the Champions League. PSG has failed to get past the quarterfinals despite huge investment since Qatari backers QSI took charge six years ago.But after even bigger spending during the offseason—with Neymar and Mbappe costing a combined 402 million euros ($475 million)—a semifinal is surely the minimum target.The attack of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar is known as the MCN—continuing the theme for abbreviations first launched when Real Madrid’s BBC (Bale-Benzema-Cristiano (Ronaldo) attack was compared with Barcelona’s MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar).Although prolific in attacking terms, PSG’s trio causes an imbalance elsewhere on the field simply soaks up so much possession.Patient approach play is negated in favor of quick passes up to the front three. In turn this means that the midfield invariably stays too deep and makes for a large gap between the midfield and attack— which then impacts on the defense.Given that Cavani is the only member of the MCN who does any significant tracking back to defend, PSG’s low midfield block of three finds itself completely stretched and covering too much ground when other teams attack on the break.“I’ve rarely seen PSG get pushed around so much in recent years,” former PSG winger Jerome Rothen said after the Marseille game.If modest Marseille exploited such a weakness, teams with far bigger firepower will surely punish PSG later on in the Champions League.Nice memoriesNice was the last team to beat PSG in the league, winning 3-1 at home on April 30 in a result that swung last season’s title struggle Monaco’s way. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But coach Lucien Favre’s Nice is struggling badly for form this time around.Last weekend’s 2-1 home loss to Strasbourg was Nice’s sixth in the league this season—compared with just four last season—and Nice has lost its past four games in all competitions.Despite this, and the fact that PSG is unbeaten at home in league play since April, 2016, Favre is looking forward to Friday’s trip.“We’re delighted to go and play PSG,” said Favre, who guided the team to a 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes last season. “We’ll have to defend as a team and we’ll need to be more compact.”Nice is expected to welcome back Mario Balotelli, who missed the Strasbourg match with a minor calf injury.Balotelli has made a good start with eight goals in 11 games altogether. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA And it almost proved costly. For the second straight league game, PSG needed an injury-time goal—this time from top scorer Edinson Cavani.Criticism of Neymar this week centered on his lack of composure, his reluctance to track back, and his self-indulgence.Neymar’s tendency to hold possession sees him invariably trying to dribble his way through teams, and often leads him to randomly drop deep into midfield to get on the ball as much as possible.When he does pass, his preference to seek out Mbappe often comes at the expense of Cavani—who scored 49 goals in all competitions last season. Cavani and Neymar disagreed last month over who should take a penalty in a league game, and their relationship does not appear to be a particularly harmonious one.Cavani’s patience could well be tested—yet again.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Klisura, Foton target 7th victory

first_imgEven Sara Klisura was surprised upon finding out she scored a Philippine Superliga record 41 points.“Wow! 41 points?!” said the 25-year-old open spiker while looking at the score sheets after leading two-time defending champion Foton over erstwhile unbeaten F2 Logistics in Batangas City over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Nazareth inaugural girls’ volley champ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t usually count,” added the Serbian, who turned pro when she was 18 and has seen action for Russia, Italy and Romania in the European League.Klisura eclipsed the record of American Kristy Jaeckel, who made 40 playing for Petron three seasons ago.Incidentally, that earned Jaeckel the nickname “Jae-Kill,” very similar to what local writers have coined for Klisura: “Kill-Sura.”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“It’s not very important for me,” said Klisura of her scoring binge in the ongoing Chooks to Go-PSL Grand Prix. “The important thing for me is to make sure we get the championship.”That stern, no-fancy attitude will be front and center when Foton takes on lightweight Victoria Sports-UST at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Center. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentscenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region PLAY LIST 01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region03:12Trump: IS group leader killed in US raid in Syria00:50Trending 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 The Tigresses, who are getting the on-court lessons they need for the coming UAAP season, are winless in six starts while the Tornadoes created a three-way gridlock with the Petron Blaze Spikers and F2 Cargo Movers on top at 6-1.“We want to finish the eliminations on top,” said Foton coach Moro Branislav.Cocolife (3-3) and Sta. Lucia Realty (1-5) battle in the other match at 4:15 p.m..A top finish in the single-round eliminations would pit the No. 1 team against the No. 8; No. 2 against No. 7; No. 3 against No. 6; and No. 4 against No. 5.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

Revilla puts past behind with Phoenix win over former team Kia

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 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 Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Alas sets sight on NLEX, son Kevin with 1st Phoenix win out of way LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — LA Revilla put his past behind with his former team Kia.Revilla was traded to Phoenix in the offseason after the point guard blasted the Picanto on Twitter for the franchise’s head-scratching offseason moves.ADVERTISEMENT “I just want to win. We’re coming off a loss to San Miguel and we had a long break to prepare for this. It’s just a good thing that we were able to execute our gameplan,” he said.Revilla admits that he feels right at home with Phoenix.“I’m happy and I feel like I’ve been with this squad for so long even though I’m only here for two to three months. Everyday, I’m looking forward to practice and getting to know my teammates, coaches, and all the personnel,” he said.The former La Salle standout cleared he has no ill feelings towards Kia.“They’re in a revamp, and I’ve experienced that before with them. So I hope they keep the guys long term so that there won’t be much revolving door. That’s hard for the players,” he said. “I hope they get the right guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Read Next “At least, it’s over,” a relieved Revilla said after the Fuel Masters ripped the Picanto, 125-102, Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.“I’m happy that it’s already off of my chest. It was a good experience, but there will still be a chance that we’ll meet because there are still two more conferences this season,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderFacing Kia for the first time after the split, Revilla had an all-around game with six points, two rebounds, five assists and five steals in 22 minutes.Revilla also said has no axe to grind against his former team, but rather, he is just motivated to bounce back after a 96-104 loss to San Miguel in their season opener. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View commentslast_img read more

More family time, good health, better career among PBA players’ wishes for 2018

first_imgFrom L-R: Rain or Shine’s Chris Tiu, TNT’s Moala Tautaa, Alaska’s Jeron Teng and Rain or Shine’s James Yap.In the spirit of going into the New Year with a brand new perspective in life, some PBA players also have a list of they want to change in 2018.And although New Year’ resolutions and wishes are as cliché as TV stations blaring Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight, that won’t stop certain players from asking for a little positivity for the coming year.ADVERTISEMENT For Rain or Shine wingman James Yap, he hopes that his 2018 will be filled with the more moments with his family.“I hope my 2018 will be the year for my family, and of course good health for myself,” said the 35-year-old Yap who had his third child, Michael James, in August of 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderChris Tiu has a similar approach for the upcoming year as he wants to spend more time with his growing family.“I want to spend more time with my family because it’s been a very pretty busy year of basketball, businesses, and TV work, but my daughter is growing up really fast,” said the 32-year-old Tiu, who welcomed his daughter Amanda Claire in June 2016. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ As for Alaska rookie Jeron Teng, there’s one thing that he has set his eyes on for 2018.“I hope I can get a championship in the pros, I was a champion in college, and hopefully through effort and hard work we can get a championship,” said the 23-year-old Teng. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Lastimosa returns to Sta. Lucia after initial reports of joining Cocolife Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 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 MOST READ “There’s another one on the wa and at the end of the day life is too short, life is so unpredictable, I just want to be able to spend more time with the people close to me and show them some love.”For the younger crew, though, their outlook for 2018 is mostly rooted on the basketball court.TNT forward Moala Taututaa said he plans to continue his strong start in the Philippine Cup where he has been averaging 10 points and 8.50 rebounds in his first two games.“My goal for myself is to keep getting better, don’t be discouraged because it’s hard out here you know,” said the 28-year-old man-child of TNT. “Everyone here is the best player out of where they came from so of course basketball’s going to be tougher and harder.”“You can’t just walk in and just expect results. I got to continue to keep a positive mind, keep working, and just try to continue to always be better, don’t get complacent.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Ouster from Generika-Ayala ‘blessing in disguise’ for Vicente

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Vicente, though, remained positive despite the ouster, saying he could now focus better on his other two commitments as the head coach of University of the East and the national women’s team.“I see this as a blessing in disguise,” said Vicente. “Now I can focus wholly on UE and the national team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderGenerika-Ayala has yet to reveal its new head coach but already has a shortlist for the potential replacement. MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFrancis Vicente may have lost his post as head coach of Generika-Ayala, but the bad news did not damper his holiday spirit.Generika-Ayala let go of its head coach after the team failed to enter the playoffs in the All-Filipino and Grand Prix, finishing seventh in the both of the conferences with a combined record of 5-9.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kim says North Korea could participate in South’s Winter Olympics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 crowd01:25DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review00:50Trending 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 BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqlast_img read more

San Beda averts disaster, survives five-setter against JRU

first_imgView comments Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities 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 BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Benilde overcomes Letran in straight sets in campaign openercenter_img Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda gathered its composure in the final moments and salvaged a five-set win, 23-25, 25-19, 13-25, 25-19, 15-9, over Jose Rizal U in its opening game in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers ended the match on an 8-2 run with Ceska Raqraquin coming through in the clutch for San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Raqraquin gave San Beda an 11-8 buffer with an off-the-block kill then spiced things up a little more with a down-the-line attack for the Lady Red Spikers’ 13-9 lead.San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino had no problems with the tough start to their season, as this will allow them to look at what needs to be done through the course of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“This is fine by me so we can make our adjustments this early,” said Gavino in Filipino. “We had a poor performance in the third set and we had to regroup, reorganize our reception and attack.”“That fifth set was all came down to character, if they will give it their all the game will be theirs. I don’t want all their hard work to just come to nothing.” Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Nieza Viray put up a game-high 19 points to lead San Beda while Raqraquin and Sattriami Espiritu had 13 and 11 points, respectively.Dolly Verzosa had 18 points to lead JRU while Shola Alvarez added 17. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more