Volero remains spotless, downs VakifBank to stay atop Pool B

first_imgTeam ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Popovic though, walked it off and finished the match.Rykhliuk led Volero with 30 points while Dobriana Rabadzhieva and Foluke Akinradewo each had 11.Zhu Ting had 31 points to lead VakifBank while Milena Rasic added 20.ADVERTISEMENT Volero head coach Zoran Terzic said it’s a big confidence boost for their team to beat VakifBank, the 2013 World champions, and it shows the bronze medalists from last year’s tournament has the caliber to play against the best clubs in the planet.“It was a very very interesting game,” said Terzic whose team has a 3-0 record is the first to advance to the semifinal round from Pool B. “Also it’s very important for Volero, for the players, that they can win against VakifBank.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“VakifBank is one of the strongest teams in the world.”A scary moment, though, happened to Volero when libero Silvija Popovic and spiker Olesia Rykhliuk collided early in the fifth set. MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Durham rues crucial miss: I thought it went in We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Volero Zürich vs Bangkok Glass. INQUIRER PHOTO/Sherwin VardeleonVolero Zurich dug deep into its bag of tricks and survived VakifBank Istanbul in five sets, 25-22, 27,-25, 16-25, 12-25, 16-14 and stayed undefeated in the preliminary stages of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.Mariana Costa, who has played sparingly for Volero in their first two matches, was the heroine in the third set as she scored eight points including the match winner that bounced off the block of VakifBank.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchiselast_img read more

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Drunken escape

first_imgSan Miguel Beermen. PBA IMAGESDragged to a see-saw game by a weakened enemy that was supposed to fold up early, San Miguel Beer gutted out a character-setting comeback for a win that represented more than the team’s pride.San Miguel held Alaska scoreless inside the last 1:54 last night and the Beermen bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 93-88 nipping of the severely depleted Aces in a PBA Philippine Cup elimination game at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 The Beermen scored seven points inside the final 48 seconds to cap the rally from 15 points down and halt the Aces.It was the second win in three outings for San Miguel. “I have been scared of games like this my entire career—when people expect you to win by a big margin (because of an undermanned opponent),” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria. “This is not just a win, but a matter of pride for the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliEarlier, Meralco rose to 1-1 after getting the goods from Chris Newsome and rookie Ed Daquioag in a 106-93 decision of NLEX. Newsome and Daquioag scored 10 points each in the final frame to finish with 28 and 23 points, respectively. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Big Donaire fan claims Davao City’s lone boxing gold Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Senators to proceed with review of VFA View commentslast_img read more

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Serbian coach braces for tough 2017 season

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Phoenix logs emotional win Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFoton coach Moro Branislav is expected to come back to the country in the second week of January to prepare the Tornadoes for a tough 2017 season in the Philippine Superliga.Foton owner Rommel Sytin said the Serbian mentor, who steered Foton to the Grand Prix title early this month, is tasked to hone the Tornadoes amid stronger competition.ADVERTISEMENT “When she (Santiago) came back, not in top condition,” said Branislav.He said Santiago has what it takes to score a million-dollar contract.“I have a player who just signed a contract for $1 million with Eczasibasi Vitra,” said Branislav of Tijana Boskovic.F2 Logistics is expected to come intact with the core of UAAP champion La Salle.Petron is reportedly keen on acquiring Foton’s Cherry Rondina and another middle blocker who will replace CJ Rosario.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reigning All Filipino champion F2 Logistics and three-time titlist Petron are reportedly beefing up for the season.Branislav had earlier announced his intention to whip up the Tornadoes into a battle-ready club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We need to professionalize, which means we don’t go abroad to play friendly but to really compete,” Branislav said before leaving for Serbia two weeks ago.He was referring to Foton standout Jaja Santiago, who left for Japan to train with National University in the middle of the Grand Prix.center_img We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exerciselast_img read more

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3 Filipinos among Asia’s best in boxing

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Three Filipinos won in the 2016 Asia’s Best in Boxing Awards, Asian Boxing Confederation President Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan announced on Wednesday.Abap’s 2014 discovery Criztian Pitt Laurente, 16, of General Santos City, was cited as Best Junior Boxer in Asia for 2016 for his spectacular Gold Medal win in the Children of Asia Tournament held in Yakutsk, Russia last July. Laurente won the only gold medal for the Philippines in that competition, where Filipinos competed in nine different sports.ADVERTISEMENT Laurente comes from a family of boxers. His father Cristino is one of General Santos’ foremost boxing coaches, elder brother Criz Sander is also a national team member, mother Rosalinda is an ABAP National Referee-Judge.Long-time Abap head coach Patricio Gaspi was acknowledged as the Best Asian Coach. Gaspi, a former national boxer, is the Chairman of the ASBC Coaches Commission and is a certified AIBA 3-Star Coach (the highest level) and is also a certified AIBA Coaching Instructor. He is also a member of the AIBA Coaches Commission.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMaria Karina Picson, who passed the ITO (International Technical Official) Course and Examinations in Antalya, Turkey in 2011 and the AIBA Supervisor’s Course and Examinations in 2015 in Almaty Kazakhstan, was recognized as the 2016 Best Supervisor in Asia.She is certified for all three AIBA programs- AOB (AIBA Open Boxing, the Olympic program) WSB (World Series of Boxing, a team tournament fought in 5 rounds) and the APB (AIBA Pro Boxing, fought over 12 rounds). Picson is also a member of both the AIBA and ASBC Women’s Commissions. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Senators to proceed with review of VFA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK We are young Nadal looks to kickstart 2017 in Brisbane Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Abap President Ricky Vargas sent a congratulatory message to the three awardees calling them “Asia’s Best, Philippines’ Pride.”Vargas encouraged them to continue to strive for excellence in their respective roles and to inspire everyone in ABAP to do the same.There were 14 awardees in all including Danita Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan as Best Male Elite Boxer, China’ Yu Jin Hua (Best Woman Elite Boxer), Hayato Tsushima of Japan (Best Youth Boxer), Asian Discovery of the Year Shakhram Giyasov of Uzbekistan, Kuok Veng Vong of Macau as Best Asian ITO and Kazakhstan as Best Asian National Federation for 2016. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to viruslast_img read more

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