AVC Asian Cup: PH fails to sustain strong start, falls to Australia in 5 sets

first_imgMOST READ There were no counter-adjustments on the part of Philippine bench even as Australia took control of the match.Instead, the Filipinos abandoned net defense and relied on floor coverage which proved no match against the power of Rourke as Australia dragged the match to full distance.And with Marano sitting on the bench for way too long, the Philippines threw away running attacks and decided to live by the open hitters.Valdez tried to lead an uprising for the FIlipinos, hitting an ace and firing another hit for an 8-6 lead in the fifth until the 6-foot-4 Rourke fired away and the flank and service line for the upset win.The Philippines will take on Iran on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Guiao on Pringle: ‘Stanley gives us another dimension’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – Philippines’ players hold hands before their women’s Group A preliminary volleyball match against Thailand at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. AFP PHOTOTeam Philippines came off the gates with fire in its eyes, but unfortunately lost steam only after the second set to yield to Australia Sunday night in the opener of the AVC Asian Cup women’s championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.With Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marano at the helm, the Filipinas played at full speed and power to stun the Australians in the first two frames but failed to adjustments when the taller, stronger enemy made its move en route to a 21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-10 come-from-behind triumph.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines, ranked 79th in the world, shocked the world No. 42 with off-tangent shots coming from different directions to put the Australian defense in disarray.Quickly, the Filipinos were just a set away from its biggest victory ever since they returned to the world stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut it wasn’t meant to be as the Australians, led by Rachel Rourke, their souped up version of the Philippines’ superstar Valdez, made her moves from behind the net hitting and blocking to snatch the third set.By that time, the Australians already knew where the shots are coming, and started blockage on Valdez’s firing line, scoring six blocks in the fourth. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES IN LEAGUE TITLE BID

first_imgThe brilliant Karen Guthrie in action against Clare during the campaignDONEGAL’S Senior ladies are off to Dublin today in a bid to land a place in next year’s Lidl Division One.The ladies take on Westmeath at 5.30pm in Parnell Park.Micheal Naughton’s girls topped Lidl Division Two this year, winning every game. But under LGFA rules – some would say unfair rules – only the team which wins the League final gets promotion.So it’s very much ‘winner takes all’.The game locally has been under a bit of a cloud this week after Termon sisters Nicole and Geraldine McLaughlin were both hurt in separate incidents in the senior gaeltacht final last Monday.Thankfully both girls have recovered, although Nicole is unlikely to feature in today’s game. The game is on the box  – with proceedings also live on TG4 – but it’s not too late to get into the car and head for Dublin.First class football is guaranteed as part of the double header with unbeaten Mayo facing Cork in the Division One final at 7.15pm. DONEGAL LADIES IN LEAGUE TITLE BID was last modified: May 7th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blaze Spikers won’t be taking it easy

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments Etheridge, Cardiff relegated Also winning individual awards were F2 Logistics’ Ara Galang (Best Outside Spiker, local), Aby Maraño (Best Middle Blocker, local) and Dawn Macandili (Best Libero).PLDT’s Grace Lazard and Aiko Urdas ran away with the Best Middle Blocker, foreign and Best Opposite Spiker, local awards, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “We’re not yet done. We will work hard to win more titles,” Delos Santos added.Petron’s Stephanie Niemer bagged the Most Valuable Player award and the Best Scorer diadem, while fellow import Khat Bell was Best Outside Hitter (foreign). Rhea Dimaculangan was Best Setter.Immediately, Niemer and Bell said they are open to returning next year.Delos Santos said the edge Petron had over F2 proved to be their communication.“We had a small talk after losing Game 1 and that proved to be the pivotal point because we really understood each other,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ And to make it even scarier for the Superliga field, coach Shaq delos Santos vowed that they will be working even harder.“We give our 100 percent every conference, whether we’re the reigning champions or not,” Delos Santos said. “We have no plans of taking it easy because we want to have a winning culture at Petron.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPetron trounced F2 Logistics in the best-of-three finals, 2-1, winning 19 of the 20 total games—highlighted by an astounding 17-game winning streak from the eliminations to the title series.That streak is an all-time longest, surpassing the franchise’s 14-game sweep to the All-Filipino title four years ago. With six conference titles under its belt, Petron is not stopping anytime soon.That’s the underlying sentiment inside the Blaze Spikers’ locker room in the din of the revelry over their masterful Philippine Superliga Grand Prix campaign Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

University Of Nebraska Cheerleader Found Dead

first_imgA photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)We’ve got some awful news out of Lincoln, Nebraska this week. A cheerleader for the Cornhuskers named Brianna Anson was found dead Tuesday of what police are calling a “suspected suicide” after a fall from a parking garage. She was a third-year student, according to the New York Daily News.Wednesday afternoon, the school issued a statement on the matter. The University of Nebraska Athletics family is deeply saddened with the passing of Brianna Anson, a valued member of our Spirit Squad and student at UNL. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, loved ones and fellow Spirit Squad members and staff.The UNL community hurts today to know we have lost one of our own. It is our sincere hope at this difficult time that everyone will take care of and support one another.There’s also been an outpouring of support on social media for Anson’s friends and family.My heart goes out to the Nebraska Athletics family and the family of Brianna Anson. We may not know Gods plan, but we do know he has one.— Taylor Mills (@Taymm11) October 28, 2015Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting their own battle. My heart hurts for Brianna Anson and her friends and family.— lindsAy (@lindsayfear) October 29, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone affected by this terrible tragedy.last_img read more

Tony Hawk Foundation Aims To Raise 50000 In June

first_img Be One Of The Top Five Fundraisers And Receive a Tony Hawk Autographed “Eye Of The Falcon” Birdhouse Skate Deck. This Autographed Skate Deck Is 31″ In Length With A Width Of 8″.To find out more, head over to CrowdRise.com. Tony Hawk and the Tony Hawk Foundation are aiming to raise $50,000 in June to help build skateparks in communities that need them most.During the month of June, show your support by creating your own fundraising team or by making a donation. 100% of the funds received will go towards low-income communities who truly need the support.Join “Make Concrete Change” by donating to the Tony Hawk Foundation through CrowdRise.com in celebration of International Go Skateboarding Day on June 21st.And there are special incentives: Donate Or Fundraise $21 Or More And Be Entered To Win 2 VIP Tickets To The 12th-Annual Stand Up For Skateparks Benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation.last_img read more

OSU mens soccer finishes second in Wolstein Classic

Shelby Lum / Photo editorJunior midfielder Yianni Sarris plays the ball forward during a game against IPFW Aug. 20, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.The Ohio State men’s soccer team took second in the eighth annual Wolstein Classic over the weekend, finishing behind undefeated UNC Wilmington and going 1-1 in the tournament as it opened regular season play.OSU dropped its first game of the season Friday to UNC Wilmington, 2-1, in double overtime. Buckeye senior captain and defender Sage Gardner scored OSU’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 64th minute. OSU was forced to play a man down late in the game after freshman defender Tyler Kidwell was shown a red card.The Buckeyes then took on Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon to finish off the tournament. Both teams came out aggressively in the first half and the officials gave out four yellow cards, three to the Buckeyes, and had to stop play to settle down the teams multiple times.“Well we got into a little trouble in the first half with three yellow cards,” coach John Bluem said after the game. “Those players have to be careful if you put them back into the game because if you get another yellow card, then you’re playing a man down, which happened to us Friday night and had a lot to do with our loss.”The Buckeyes scored the only goal of the first half in the 31st minute when Gardner took a free kick from just outside the right side of the box and played the ball in to where senior defender Alex Harrison was waiting to head it in the goal. This was Harrison’s first goal for the Buckeyes after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh for his senior season.Both teams began the second half with the same intensity, and in the 63rd minute senior forward James Stevenson’s penalty kick for Northern Illinois was saved by OSU junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov after he dove to the right and held onto the ball, maintaining the 1-0 lead.In the 73rd minute the Buckeyes added to their lead when sophomore defender Alex Bujenovic saved the ball from going out of bounds and played it in the middle of the box to junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic who put it into the back of the net.Ivanov saved another penalty kick in the 82nd minute, securing his first shutout and the Buckeyes first victory of the season.“I feel great,” Ivanov said. “I mean to keep the shutout and to get that monkey off my back tonight; it’s my first career shutout so I’m really proud about that.”The Buckeyes head to Tulsa, Okla., Friday for the University of Tulsa Classic. They are scheduled to play Tulsa at 8:30 p.m. and finish off the weekend with Southern Methodist Sunday at 1 p.m.Gardner is hoping the victory will carry over into next weekend.“It’s huge momentum, especially after the disappointing loss Friday,” Gardner said. “It immediately turns our season around and I think we take this into a tough weekend next weekend.” read more

Salah Mane Aubameyang nominated for 2018 CAF Player of the

first_imgLiverpool strike duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the three finalists for the 2018 CAF Player of the Year award along with Pierre-Emerick AubameyangLast year’s winner Salah will be looking to add another to his growing collection of individual accolades following a breakthrough debut campaign at Liverpool.The Egyptian superstar scored 44 goals in 52 games across all competitions last season and set a new Premier League record of 32 goals in a 38-game campaign.Salah’s team-mate Mane, who finished runner-up in 2017, also impressed at Anfield and scored in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.The Senegal international, who has found the net eight times in 18 league games this term, has formed part of a devastating strike partnership with Salah and Roberto Firmino for the Reds.LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Meanwhile, Aubameyang has had a sensational start to life at Arsenal following his club-record £56m arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Gabon striker, who won the CAF Player of the Year in 2015, is level with Salah and Harry Kane as the league’s top scorer on 13 goals.The CAF announced on Twitter Aubameyang, Salah and Mane as finalists for the 2018 Player of the Year award as a result of their achievements over the past 12 months.The winner will be announced in a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, next week.The Final 3 nominees for the African Player of the Year 2018 has been revealed, Who will be the King of Africa? @Aubameyang7 @10SadioMane @MoSalah #Final3 #AiteoCAFAwards18 pic.twitter.com/uAZ5BilxKA— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 1, 2019last_img read more