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World Champs’ new class

first_img real shot O’Dayne Richards, who won the shot put title at the World University Games and Commonwealth Games last year, before claiming the Pan American Games title in Toronto, July, has a real shot at a medal. He will be on a high after having broken the national record to post 22.56 metres in Toronto. That mark placed him at third on the world list. The Pan Am Games saw a whole new class of sprinting talent graduate and the 20-year-old Canadian, Andre de Grasse, will be one to watch. The 100m champion, who has a wind-assisted personal best 9.75 seconds, may not be able to match the speed of the senior class of Bolt or American Justin Gatlin, but his confidence will be high coming out of his hometown victories. Sadly Canada were disqualified after winning the men’s 4x100m in Toronto, but the team should have sorted out their mistakes over the last few weeks and will be looking to be right up there in the medals alongside Jamaica and the United States on the 30th. Trayvon Bromell of the United States clocked the fastest time by a teenager at that country’s national championships, where he posted 9.84 seconds in the 100m. Bromell has run sub-10 seconds four times already, which puts him in a category by himself as the fastest ever teenager over the distance. Cuba has had a long history in the jumps – long, high and triple. Ivan Pedroso won gold in the long jump every year from 1995 to 2001. Pedro Pichardo, the Moscow triple jump silver medallist may feel that with two years experience under his belt, he can go one better this year after a confidence boosting win in Toronto with a mark of 17.54 metres. Canada’s youthful looking pole vaulter, Shawn Barber, at only 21, won the Pan Am Games title at home last month, an improvement off his bronze medal finish at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland a year before. He has posted a personal best 5.93m this year and will surely be looking to redeem himself after failing to qualify for the final in Moscow two years ago. All eyes will be on Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in the women’s 200m at this World Championships in Athletics in Beijing. Thompson is being touted as the female Bolt – meaning Usain Bolt – Jamaica’s sprint sensation who holds world records in the men’s 100m and 200m. Since she sprinted to victory at the Inter-Collegiate Championships earlier this year, Thompson has been on an upward trajectory and with the United States’ Allyson Felix opting not to run in the 200m, the Manchester native, who clocked a personal best 22.37 at the National Championships, is the odds on favourite to take gold. The United States’ 17-year-old, Kaylin Whitney, the teenager who won the 200m at the Pan American Games in Toronto, trains with Justin Gatlin. She set youth bests in the 100m (11.10) and 200m (22.49) during the USA Junior Championships and could win her first World Championships medal as part of the USA women’s 4x100m team. The Bahamas’, Shaunae Miller, who burst onto the scene as a junior, is the second fastest woman over 400m this year (49.92) and the fifth fastest over 200m (22.14) and will contend with Thompson in the 200m and the USA’s Allyson Felix over 400m in Beijing. Miller is already confident, having won the World Indoors bronze medal to go along with the World Junior and World Youth titles she won in 2010 and 2011. Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, who has trained alongside Bolt in Jamaica, at the Glen Mills-headed Racers Track Club since he left Kingston College a year ago, will also hold much interest. Hughes finished second to the reigning champion and world record holder, Bolt, over the distance this year and improved his personal best to 20.05 at the Diamond League meet in London. It’s the Anguilla-born Hughes’ first World Championships since being approved to run for Great Britain a few months ago.last_img read more

‘Captaincy could ruin Holder’s career’

first_imgCHENNAI, India, CMC – A fast bowling legend and a former Australia cricket captain have criticised the appointment of Jason Holder as West Indies captain, arguing that the decision could ruin his career as a Test cricketer. Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has described the decision as a “monumental blunder” while former Windies pacer Andy Roberts as suggested Holder step down from the position to salvage his career. Holder’s elevation, first as one-day captain last December and more recently in the Test format, has drawn criticism in some quarters because of his relative inexperience. “Look, he has not settled into Test cricket. The team is failing and it will have a negative effect on him,” declared Roberts in an interview with midday.com during a visit to the Indian city of Chennai. “He is trying to be positive, but you can’t be positive when everything around you is negative.” Holder, 24, is leading the West Indies on a three-match tour of Australia where they suffered a 177 run defeat in the second Test on the fourth day yesterday to lose the series. “You will have to query the decision of the West Indies selectors, to give Jason Holder the captaincy. He is a guy who is trying to learn Test cricket. He is a good young cricketer but to burden him with that job is in my opinion ridiculous in the first place,” said Chappell. “But then when you see him captain you understand that he just has not played enough cricket to really work out what’s going on. It is a monumental blunder in my book”. Barbadian Holder is the second youngest ever Windies Test captain, replacing the more experienced Denesh Ramdin who was sacked after just 15 months in charge.last_img read more

Big throw for Calabar’s Barrett

first_imgCALABAR High’s Warren Barrett and Shauntae Foreman of Excelsior High were in record-breaking form at yesterday’s 23rd staging of the Purewater-JC Invitational on the grounds of Jamaica College.Barrett had a winning throw of 19.40 metres in capturing the Class One boys’ shot put. His throw erased the 2012 mark of 18.98m set by former Calabar standout Ashina Miller. Vashon McCarthy of JC was second with 17.27m, while Calabar’s Kyle Mitchell (16.72m) placed third.Foreman, competing in Class Four, cleared the high jump bar at 1.62m to erase the one-year-old mark of 1.60m set by Abbygail Wilks of Wolmer’s Girls. Second-place Shante McFarlane of Immaculate, and third-place Zoey Shaw of St Andrew High both cleared 1.45m.There were some good results in the 100m, with Vere Technical High’s Brittney Anderson leading the way among the females. Anderson clocked a fast 11.88 seconds to win her Class-Three heat. Alpha’s Kiara Grant was second overall with 11.99, with third going to Kevin Davis of Edwin Allen in 12.17.Shantae Deer of Holmwood Technical was the fastest Class-One girl, with 11.86. Edwin Allen High’s Patrice Moody, 11.88, and Camperdown’s Rushelle Burton (11.99) were second and third, respectively.Among the boys, JC’s Odario Phillips led the way with 10.82 in the Class One 100m. Vere Technical’s Tesrico Bell was second overall with 10.83, while Manchester High’s Delano Dunkley clocked 10.91 for third.Chisholm Gordon of JC was best among the Class Two boys with a winning time of 10.92.last_img read more

‘MoBay City Run could be a catalyst for major sports tourism drive’

first_imgWestern Bureau:In addition to being the tourist capital of Jamaica, Montego Bay, through its MoBay City Run, coupled with the plethora of some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean, could become a major pull for travellers seeking high-end sports and wellness activities.The idea was pitched at yesterday’s press briefing for the May 1 MoBay City Run by Dr Horace Chang, in whose North West St James constituency the event has been located since inception.”The entire community has begun looking at the City Run as a calendar event for Montego Bay and I want to commend the organisers and those who originated the idea, as it brings out not only the support for higher education, but also brings the city together,” said Chang.”In addition to that, it could well become another event to attract a high volume of our visitors, as we are still the resort capital of Jamaica and indeed the Caribbean,” he added.UNIQUE POSITIONThe run, he said, could easily become part of the international 10K/5K calendar and with the large number of golf courses and available tennis courts, Montego Bay is uniquely positioned to benefit from the lucrative sports tourism market.He said the city has the required infrastructure to facilitate tourists in large numbers.This year’s event will also celebrate the establishing of Montego Bay’s city status 35 years ago.Montego Bay Mayor Glendon Harris told The Gleaner that the City Run will highlight the best of Montego Bay, acting as a unifying force in a city that struggles at times to maintain its good name.Both Chang and Harris were participants in the inaugural staging of MoBay City Run in 2014 and have used their respective offices and status within the city to endorse the event, which pulled well in excess of 2,000 participants last year.The event has raised more than $6.5 million in its two years, while supporting education with valuable scholarships to more than 200 students at the tertiary level so far, and organisers are hoping to double the recipients’ pool this year.Entry Fee: Groups – 20 or more – $1,500 per person; individuals – $2,000 (Early Bird Special), which ends on April 15.After April 15, the registration cost will increase by $500 per category (group or individual).Janet Silvera, chairman of the MoBay City Run Organising Committee, revealed that registration has been going well and that they have surpassed 1,500 registered participants at this early stage.last_img read more

Goodison says work being undermined

first_img CONCERN ABOUT FUNDS Director of boxing at the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC), Kingsley Goodison, has denied rumours about the events surrounding his team’s trip to Trinidad and Tobago recently for a competition. A source who did not wish to be named told The Gleaner that the JBBC had sent a team of amateur boxers to the twin-island republic to participate in the Brian Lara Fundraising Boxing Tournament, but said it had encountered problems on the way. The source said one boxer was denied entry at the airport on arrival in Trinidad and that light heavyweight boxer Ian Darby had been forced to compete in the super heavyweight class, despite being unprepared. The source says that the team returned to the island quietly and the incidents were kept “hush-hush”, as he describes it, because of what he says was their “bad” performance. “They’re keeping it quiet because they went and messed up again,” he said. “Last year, they sent a team to Barbados and the coach was turned back at the airport also.” He said he could not understand how the JBBC has no money to host regular national championships but found the funds for the trip abroad. He added that he does not think that this is good for boxing in Jamaica. However, Goodison, who served as team manager, refutes these claims. “The whole tournament was a beauty!” Goodison said. “The boys’ behaviour was exemplary. Everybody was good. It was a good tournament, and everybody was happy. There are certain persons who are trying to undermine what the organisation (the JBBC) is doing. We’re not here to destroy kids; we’re here to build them up. These are people who know better, but they undermine you in certain situations. They will do anything to create mischief.” Goodison said that a couple of his standout boxers were Marvin Shea and Damion Williams, both of the Jamaica Defence Force Gym, who won their bouts. He added that Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown, who lost his super heavyweight match, also put on what he describes as a creditable performance. He confirmed, as well, that Darby did lose in the heavyweight division. He said that the organisers needed someone in the 90kg division and Darby was available, so he entered but lost on a split decision. He described the trip as a “goodwill tour”, saying that many of the boxers had been travelling for the first time and put what he called a “gallant” display. He added that the purpose was to get these fighters used to overseas competition as the JBBC is trying to introduce younger boxers.last_img read more

UAAP Wednesday games to push through

first_imgCarpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ranidel de Ocampo ‘right fit at right time’ for Meralco End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tropical depression Maring ravaged the Metro since Monday, forcing schools to suspend classes on Tuesday. The NCAA cancelled its Tuesday’s triple header. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Maring” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon. Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ The UAAP Season 80 officially opens at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDespite the torrential rains, UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball games scheduled on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum will push through.After their losing their opening day assignments, University of the East and Far Eastern University look for their first win as they clash in the first game at 2 p.m., while University of the Philippines and Ateneo dispute early leadership at 4 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Desiderio nails clutch 3 as UP forces tie at 4th with FEU

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FEU held a 49-39 lead midway through the fourth quarter after outscoring UP 22-5 in the third period, but the Fighting Maroons came roaring back with Jun Manzo capping a 17-4 run to give UP a 56-53 lead with 38 seconds left in the game.Jasper Parker momentarily silenced the UP crowd with a triple that tied the game, 56-56, with 32.9 seconds remaining.Desiderio finished with a game-high 15 points, on a disastrous 6-of-23 shooting clip, while Ibrahim Outtara held UP’s interior with 10 points, 15 rebounds, and two blocks.Parker filled the stat sheets for FEU with 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT The victory allowed the Fighting Maroons to leapfrog over National University to get to the fourth spot, tying the Tamaraws with a 5-6 record.UP head coach Bo Perasol is just on his second year with the Fighting Maroons but he is aware of his team’s 12-game losing streak against FEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“First off, Paolo Romero really asked us to win this game because in his seven years in UP he hasn’t won a game against FEU, so we did it for Pao,” said Perasol in Filipino.“Paul also made sure that he’ll get back on [Ron] Dennison on the defensive end limiting him to just nine points.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey poised to join the WWE at ‘Wrestlemania 34’ —reportcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four picture got a little tighter as University of the Philippines forced a tie at the fourth spot after surviving Far Eastern University, 59-56, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Paul Desiderio emerged as the hero again for the Fighting Maroons, knocking down the game-clinching step-back triple over Ron Dennison with a little over a second left on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

Westbrook claims bragging rights in marquee matchup

first_imgMOST READ 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WBC orders rematch of Yamanaka-Nery bout over drug test The game was billed as a matchup between the defending league MVP Westbrook and the early season front runner for the award Bucks superstar Antetokounmpo.But unlike Greece’s Antetokounmpo, Westbrook got plenty of help from his supporting cast Tuesday as Paul George scored a team-high 20 points and Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJeremi Grant also finished with 17 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent and improved to 4-3 on the season.“I thought we played a great game on offense in the first half,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “We really moved the ball well and we generated high-quality shots.” Milwaukee struggled to keep pace without him and fell behind by as many as 24 before going into halftime down 60-42.In Los Angeles, Julius Randle came off the bench to score 17 points and lead seven players in double figures as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the red-hot Detroit Pistons 113-93. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points, Larry Nance tallied 14 and 12 rebounds for the Lakers. Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris scored 18 points each for the Pistons, who dropped to 5-3 on the season. Lakers stop Pistons“I don’t think we are going to play that great every night but it shows that our team is capable of being a very good basketball team when we are playing together,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton.The Pistons were coming off back-to-back wins against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The Clippers were the last unbeaten team before Detroit rallied from 13 points down in the third quarter to win 95-87.In Indianapolis, the Pacers also used a balanced scoring attack to crush the Sacramento Kings 101-83 as Lithuanian forward Domantas Sabonis delivered his third double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.Bojan Bogdanovic, of Croatia, scored a team-high 17 points while American Thaddeus Young chipped in 15 for Indiana who improved to 4-3 on the season. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 28 points but reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook claimed bragging rights as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the Milwaukee Bucks 110-91 on Tuesday night.American Westbrook finished just shy of his fourth triple double of the season, scoring 12 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and collecting nine assists for the Thunder in front of a crowd of 18,700 at the Bradley Center arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo led the Bucks but failed to reach the 30-point mark for just the second time this season.Antetokounmpo, who grew up in Athens and is of Nigerian descent, hit nine of 14 shots, including a pair of three-pointers. But Milwaukee shot just 42.1 percent overall as they lost their second game in the last three.“They just played better than us,” Antetokounmpo said. “They were more physical than us. We need to do a better job of being ready, especially against teams like OKC.” Oklahoma City wasted little time setting the tone, using a 16-0 run to jump out to a 20-8 first-quarter lead. Antetokounmpo drew his third foul just a minute into the second quarter and spent the next eight minutes on the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Victor Oladipo, who led the Pacers in scoring each of the first six games, finished with 14 points on four-of-10 shooting. Cory Joseph added 13 points off the Indiana bench.Elsewhere, the Phoenix Suns blew an 18-point lead in the third quarter but made enough timely plays down the stretch to beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-114. Devin Booker scored 32 points for Phoenix, his second 30-point game of the season and the 22nd of his career. The Suns improved to 3-1 since Canadian Jay Triano took over as interim coach, replacing Earl Watson last week. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

GlobalPort dethrones Rain or Shine, sweeps way to second PGBL crown

first_imgThe Spurs became the first two-time champion of the league backed by the Philippine Sportswriters Association, the PBA and the PSC.Riding on the trio of Aldo Aviñante, Jerome Lagunzad and Paolo Poblador, GlobalPort also became the first team to sweep its way to the title in the league for sports journalists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAviñante spearheaded a 12-0 run in the first period that turned a 5-7 deficit into a 17-7 lead that the Spurs just kept adding to.With a stingy defense that fueled a torrent of transition attacks, GlobalPort even built a 24-point lead early in the fourth. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PSC, NBI launch probe on karatedo 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Aviñante poured 17 of his 29 points in the opening quarter and added four rebounds to also bag the Finals MVP plum.Poblador chipped in 21 and six assists while Lagunzad racked up six points, eight boards, two steals and three blocks.Tournament scoring champion Cedelf P. Tupas of the Inquirer led Rain or Shine with 16 points.Best Center’s Christian Jacinto was named season MVP while teammate Arnold Cagang won Rookie of the Year honors.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The GlobalPort Spurs ripped defending champion Rain or Shine Tigerscribes, 80-62, Monday night in the championship match of the 4th Pakitang Basketball League Willie Caballes Cup—logging two tournament milestones in the process at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Shola Alvarez, JRU upset San Sebastian

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This is my last season and I hope I could get to play in the Final Four,” said Alvarez, who suited up for Pocari Sweat in the Premier Volleyball League and is eyeing to anchor JRU to the Final Four in her final year.Coach Mia Tioseco relished this historic victory as the Lady Bombers now have their eye on continuing their rise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’ve heard that we’ve never won against San Sebastian even before I became coach here five years ago. And we’re happy we made history,” she said.Alessandra Anne Javier added 15 markers for JRU. La Salle opens 3-peat bid vs UST on Feb. 3 Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShola Alvarez went off for Jose Rizal University, steering her side to a five-set victory over perennial contender San Sebastian, 27-25, 25-23, 22-25, 16-25, 15-12, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The 20-year-old open spiker exploded for 28 points, 24 of which off kills to go with four blocks as the Lady Bombers earned their first win of the season and finally got one over the Lady Stags.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense It was a shocking defeat for San Sebastian, which swept the elimination phase for the past two seasons. Their efforts over the last two years, however, ended in heartbreaks, losing to St. Benilde and Arellano in the Finals.Nikka Marielle Dalisay paced the Lady Stags (1-1) with 17 points, while Daurene Santos and Joyce Sta. Rita both had 16.In the first match, Letran earned its first victory with a straight sets win over Mapua, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19.Marie Simborio unfurled 16 points to lead Letran, which evened its record at 1-1.Patria Jela Pena topped Mapua (0-2) with 19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more