Waterhouse look to delight home fans

first_imgWith three points tucked away following their away win against Harbour View, Waterhouse will be aiming to replicate that result on home soil when they host Tivoli Gardens today in the Red Stripe Premier League. The team which, to some, miraculously survived relegation last season, due mainly to the goals of veteran Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, owed Sunday’s victory to the youngster who replaced him when he got injured – Rodave Murray. That victory stopped a slide of four successive losses and eased a little bit of pressure on the club leadership. “The team has been struggling to get points on the board since the competition started and that win gave us some ease in terms of pressure,” Coach Marvin Tate, who took over as coach in the off season, said. He added: “Outside of that, it could not have come at a better time. We have been at a low point since the death of Dominic James, who was a part of our club. The community put a lot of pressure on us in terms of winning, but we came up with the goods at the right time.” – 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Humble Lion – Juici Park, Clarendon – 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3:30 p.m: Jamalco vs Reno – Wembley Centre Excellence – 3:30 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Harbour View – Wespow Park – 3:30 p.m: Maverley-Hughenden vs Boys’ Town – Constant Spring Complex – 3:30 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens – Drewsland Stadium According to Tate, one of the keys to victory then was the presence and contribution of the senior players leading up to the game. “I must say, though, that with the presence of the senior players such as Weston Forrest, Anderson, Irvino English, among others, we were really composed and looking to turn things around. Coming up to face Tivoli, the same mood is in the camp,” said Tate. Today’s opponents, Tivoli Gardens, will present a different dynamic as they have won all their away matches so far and have not recorded any victories at home. “We anticipate a good game. Based on the result of their last game, Waterhouse should come out blazing as they would have earned some amount of confidence from that and playing at home should help them as well. “It seems as if we do better away from home. We are yet to win a match at home, but we have won our matches away so this is a plus for us and we are looking for a positive result,” Coach Omar Edwards stated. Training has been positive leading up to this game, Edwards said, pointing out that only one player will not be at 100 per cent. “Our training has been positive and the players are upbeat. We have only one player, Miguel Ricketts, one of our strikers, who had a knock, but it is nothing major,” added Edwards, who will be looking to the experienced Jermaine Johnson, Shavar Campbell, Marvin Stewart and the rejuvenated veteran goalkeeper Edsel Scott to provide leadership on the field. Waterhouse, on the other hand, may have to utilise Anderson from the bench if his fractured nose allows. They will also be without Kevin Kellyman, Carlos Wright, Ramone McGregor, Jahmika Hutchinson and, possibly, Kacy Bromfield, who has the flu. Those injuries could see captain Romario Campbell benefit from the presence of Forrest and English earlier than initially planned. In the Clarendon derby, leaders Humble Lion could get the better of Portmore United to consolidate their position at the top of the table, while Arnett Gardens will welcome the return of Coach Jerome Waite from national duties as they seek to continue their ascent at the expense of UWI FC. The free-scoring Jamalco and the impressive Rohan Richards will be aiming to rebound from last week’s loss to Boys’ Town when they entertain Reno, who are themselves in need of a return to winning ways. Defending champions Montego Bay United should be boosted by the return of national trio Dwayne Ambusley, Dino Williams and Allan Ottey for the visit of the struggling Harbour View while the Maverley-Hughenden versus Boys’ Town matchup should be an interesting affair. Senior players P W D L GF GA GD Pts Humble Lion 5 4 0 1 6 2 4 12 Arnett 5 3 1 1 5 2 3 10 UWI FC 5 3 1 1 4 4 0 10 Jamalco 5 3 0 2 9 4 5 9 MoBay United 5 3 0 2 7 2 5 9 Tivoli 5 2 1 2 6 4 2 7 Portmore 5 2 1 2 4 5 -1 7 Reno 5 2 1 2 2 3 -1 7 Maverly-Hug 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 6 Boys’Town 5 1 0 4 4 8 -4 3 Waterhouse 5 1 0 4 3 7 -4 3 H.View 5 1 0 4 2 8 -6 3 Today’s Games: POINTS STANDINGlast_img read more

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KC advance to Manning Cup semis

first_imgKingston College (KC) advance to the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup semi-finals for the first time in many years when they defeated Bridgeport High 3-0 at the Prison Oval Complex in Spanish Town yesterday.The famed Purples from North Street hit three first half goals courtesy of Renato Campbell in the 17th minute, Rashawn Mackison (20th) and Fabian Grant (33rd) for a well-deserved victory.KC finished Group K on five points, the same as Charlie Smith, who edged St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) 1-0 in another game at Constant Spring.KC scored five goals and conceded two times in their three second round games, while Charlie Smith netted three goals with two against.Bridgeport suffered a late blow when substitute Shannon Elliston was ejected after a second yellow card in the 88th minuteKC started the game with more purpose and settled early. They went ahead and doubled the scoreline inside three minute.In the second half, KC was pushed back by Bridgeport who came into their own. The Bridgeport team was denied by missed chances from faulty shooting.KC’s back-line marshalled by their outstanding captain and central defender Javain Brown stood firm.Yesterday’s resultsCharlie Smith 1 STATHS 0Bridgeport 0 KC 3Today’s gamesGroup I3 p.m. – Hydel High vs Denham Town at Prison Oval3 p.m. – St Jago High vs Jamaica College at Constant Springlast_img read more

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Pelicans fly to top of RSPL

first_imgThe University of the West Indies moved to the top of the table in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they edged struggling Jamalco FC 1-0 at the UWI Bowl in Mona yesterday.The tertiary institution team are on 46 points courtesy of a goal by Anthony Greenland in the 37th minute.Jamalco had the better chances but were let down by faulty shooting. The promoted team had a glorious chance to level the score, but their captain Shauntel Mundel, kicked a penalty that was saved by UWI’s custodian, Amal Knight, in the second half.Coach of UWI FC Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle said that his team came into the game to win in order to take control of the points table.”We are one step closer to the dream of finishing in the top two for an automatic semi-final spot. We were fully aware that a win would put us on top as sole leader,” Gayle told The Gleaner.”We did not play slick today as the team dug deep and secured full points. We plan to play better in coming games,” he added.Jamalco remained on 23 points and slipped into the relegation zone, and it is a concern for coach Rayon Johnson.”We have to be worried at this time based on our position in the table. We played well today, but finishing has been plaguing us,” he said.In another result, Humble Lion moved into second position on 45 points, following a 2-0 win against seventh-place Reno FC at the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon.Maverley-Hughenden inched out of the relegation zone after a 0-0 draw against Portmore United at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.Yesterday’s resultsPortmore United 0 Maverley-Hughenden 0UWI FC 1 Jamalco FC 0Humble Lion 2 Reno FC 0Today’s game8 p.m. – Harbour View FC vs Boys’ Town FC at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

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Brown, Lewis top MoBay 10K Run

first_img Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis, who was also among the participants, said he was pleased with the turnout and that an event such as the MoBay City Run was a welcome respite from some of the problems that have been plaguing the tourism capital. “Almost every sector in the Montego Bay business community was represented here today, which by no means is an easy feat to pull off,” Mayor Davis remarked. Again, RIU Resorts, with over 559 participants from their six resorts on the island, walked away with the top Corporate Challenge prize, with Scotiabank and Itel BPO, placing second and third respectively. Platinum sponsors Unicomer Jamaica (trading as Courts) said the organisers must be “warmly congratulated” for orchestrating yet another successful staging. According to brand manager, Jacqueline Edwards-Locke, “Unicomer Jamaica prides itself on supporting education which is evidenced by the 30-year commitment that Courts has made by awarding a total of 1,510 scholarships of excellence to date. PLEASED WITH TURNOUT When the dust finally settled at the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run on Sunday, Kirk Brown, representing Wards Power Tools copped the men’s 10K, while his teammate, Dwayne Graham, captured the 5K crown. Defending champion Chris-Ann Lewis, running under the Rainforest Seafood umbrella, was once again crowned the 10K female winner. Young Conrad Daley Jr and Samantha Collie topped the 3K boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively while 5K men’s champion Dwayne Graham defending champion Juliett Dinnal in the female category that were also in the winners’ circle. Dinnal and her counterparts took home several prizes including JetBlue Airways Travel certificates to any destination out of Jamaica. The winners outpaced more than 3,600 runners and walkers who descended on the streets of Montego Bay, Sunday, May 7 for the increasingly popular event. The charity event, which provides scholarships for needy tertiary students across western Jamaica and, for the first time, included a 3K section for children 12 years and under, officially kicked off at approximately 6:10 a.m. from the Old Hospital Park, Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip).last_img read more

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Wizards announce contract extension for John Wall

first_imgView comments Djokovic hopes to imitate take-a-break Federer “Returning to the only team I’ve known in my professional career was an easy decision for me,” Wall said. “I understand my role as the leader of this franchise and I will continue to work hard to improve my game and make our team better. … I’m excited to bring them and this city continued success and a team they can be proud of.”The Wizards have made the playoffs three of the last four years. Wall averaged 27.2 points a game as Washington got to Game 7 of the second round this spring before losing to Boston.“He has constantly worked to improve and expand his game and has developed into an all-NBA player who has elevated our franchise,” Grunfeld said. “We are thrilled that he will continue to lead us through the prime years of his career and look forward to watching as he solidifies his place among the greatest players in our team’s history.”ADVERTISEMENT Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (left) defends against Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (Photo by MICHAEL DWYER / AP)WASHINGTON — John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension that owner Ted Leonsis said provides the Washington Wizards with long-term stability.Team President Ernie Grunfeld announced the completion of the deal Wednesday. Wall said in a video posted on Twitter that he had agreed to the extension that begins in 2019-20 and includes a player option for 2023-24.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wall, a four-time Eastern Conference All-Star, is the third player this summer to get a designated player “supermax” extension, joining Houston’s James Harden and Golden State’s Stephen Curry.“John is an exceptional talent and a cornerstone for our team,” Leonsis said. “It’s John’s unique blend of skill and leadership that makes us a championship-caliber team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Wizards now have their big three locked up. Earlier this offseason they matched a $106.5 million, four-year offer sheet forward Otto Porter Jr. signed with the Brooklyn Nets and last summer signed guard Bradley Beal to a $128 million, five-year contract that goes through 2020-21.Porter was temporarily Washington’s highest-paid player, but that honor now belongs to Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft out of Kentucky who set career highs with 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals last season. Wall has averaged 18.8 points over seven NBA seasons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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Vanguardia not blaming Wright amid Phoenix’s struggles

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “Everybody should be accountable for it. We didn’t have the breaks today. NLEX made shots in the fourth quarter that we couldn’t stop, and their veterans were able to execute, unlike us. So we should learn how to close out games,” he said.Phoenix springs back to action on Sunday, August 6, against Blackwater. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach Ariel Vanguardia, it’s just pure coincidence that Phoenix’s struggles arose when Matthew Wright came back to the roster.“We’re not blaming anyone. We win as a team, we lose as a team,” he said Sunday after the Fuel Masters absorbed a 95-91 loss to NLEX to suffer their second straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Wright has yet to taste a victory with Phoenix since coming back from his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the 2017 Jones Cup.The Fil-Canadian sniper has been averaging 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in the two games he has played in this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But in Vanguardia’s eyes, the Fuel Masters have a bigger problem as a whole rather than individually.“We couldn’t finish the job,” he quipped, as Phoenix squandered a 10-point lead, 78-68 with 8:58 remaining and allowed NLEX to rampage behind Carlo Lastimosa and Alex Mallari. LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vanguardia continued: “Our defense didn’t hold up in the fourth quarter, especially on Lastimosa. It’s a wasted chance for us to move up. We know we got outworked especially in the fourth quarter.”The Fuel Masters lost the rebounding battle to the Road Warriors, 65-46, and their bench unit failed to provide the necessary lift as they could only muster 37 points, compared to NLEX’s 53.Wright, who poured 17 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the losing effort, agreed with his mentor, noting that immaturity got the better of the Fuel Masters in the end game.“We had some poor executions down the stretch. That’s why we lost,” he said.Necessitating responsibility from his lineup top-down, Vanguardia said that this defeat to NLEX should be a building block for Phoenix moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur D-League: CEU ‘ready’ for must-win game vs Racal End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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NLEX zooms to 5th win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Korea deals PH 2nd loss MOST READ View comments “They played well today and gave us quality minutes,” Garcia said of Daquioag and Borboran. “I don’t think we will have a problem achieving chemistry [in the long run].”Rain or Shine improved to 2-2 and dealt the Picanto a sixth straight loss.KIA has now lost its last seven games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup and is 0-9 against the Painters since joining the league in 2014 together with fellow expansion club Blackwater.Former University of Santo Tomas star Daquioag, acquired from Meralco in exchange for fellow rookie and Gilas Cadet Mike Tolomia, finished with eight points after hitting all his three attempts from the field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate NLEX bounced back from its first loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup by taking down fancied Meralco on Sunday night, and coach Yeng Guiao wants to pinch himself if this is really happening.Kevin Alas scored 21 points and hit some crucial baskets down the stretch as the Road Warriors became the first team to deal the Bolts a loss, 100-94, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Guiao said their fifth victory in six games is like “passing a tough test against a quality team.”“It’s still a reality check for us,” Guiao said. “It’s still kind of surreal seeing ourselves atop the standings after beating a good team like Meralco with the reigning Best Import.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The NLEX victory left idle leader Star as the only undefeated team at 3-0.And Guiao was quick to point out that he was more appreciative at one very glaring intangible that they achieved in bringing down the Bolts, which fell to 4-1, and Allen Durham. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “I think the maturity of this team is developing,” Guiao said.Earlier, Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia gave his new look crew a passing grade in their first game together, though the Elasto Painters hardly looked championship material against Kia Picanto.J’Nathan Bullock scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds and Chris Tiu came off the bench to shoot 13 in 31 minutes as they led the Painters to a 94-86 decision of winless KIA that snapped a two-game skid.With three new players in the roster, counting Bullock and Norwood and Raymond Almazan playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the ongoing Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, the Painters couldn’t put the Picanto away with authority.But Garcia praised Bullock, Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran for coming up with decent games despite being with the team for just over a week after an overhaul that saw management deali away resident star shooter Jeff Chan.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash

first_imgHis stint in the Worlds was because of his recent triumph in the Asian Championships in India.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 28-year-old Cray, who is regarded as a rock star here even by foreign media, was even looking at the giant screen of Bukit Jalil Sports Stadium after the last hurdle.READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And as he eased up on the way to the finish, muscle-bound Vietnamese Quach Cong Lich made things interesting by mounting a last-ditch chase and was soon breathing down the Filipino-American’s neck.They ended the race in a photo finish—and Cray needed to crane his neck forward to gain whatever edge he could. But even then, both runners needed to wait for more than five minutes before the judges officially declared that Cray had successfully defended his title. Cray, though, seemed to already know what the result would be. While Lich was listless throughout the wait for the official result, Cray was lying down on the track.READ: Cray not concerned with tight schedule aheadFrom lane No. 5, Cray led most of the way until the final turn to finish the race in 50.03 seconds, while the Vietnamese turned in an official time of 50.05 seconds.The Texas-based Cray could have been refocusing as he would need it in an hour when he competes in the 100m dash—where he is also the defending champion.Cray just came from the World Championships in England, where he was disqualified in the 400m hurdles for a false start.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments MOST READ Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—It could have been out of sheer confidence or an act of self-preservation. But Eric Cray noticeably, inexplicably decided to slow down after making the final leap in the men’s 400-meter hurdles final Tuesday night.“I can’t be bothered right now, I was focusing on the 100 meter dash,” Cray later told reporters after the race, referring to the century dash final he needed to run an hour later.ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yu ends medal drought for PH swimmers with bronze Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

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Ceres, Global forge PFL Finals duel

first_imgSanchez’s late goal marked another stellar comeback for Global, which also struck twice late in the first leg, thanks to Wesley Dos Santos and Pika Minegishi.   The finals as well as the third-place battle will be played on Dec. 16 with the league reportedly eyeing Panaad as = venue. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBACOLOD CITY – It will be an all-Visayas showdown for the first Philippines Football League crown.Fierce rivals Ceres Negros and Global Cebu arranged a championship duel and punched their tickets to the AFC Cup after hammering out thrilling semifinal victories last Saturday night.   ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Iain Ramsay scored an elegant chip in the 78th minute as the Busmen overcame Kaya Makati, 2-1, after Antonio Ugarte cancelled out an early strike from Bienve Maranon at Panaad Stadium.   Counting Stephan Schrock’s goal in the first leg at University of Makati, the Busmen prevailed, 3-1, on aggregate.   FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOver at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Global completed a stunning upset of Meralco Manila, after holding the Sparks to a 1-1 draw in the second leg for a 3-2 aggregate victory.   Rufo Sanchez fired the winner for Global five minutes from time, after Curt Dizon handed the Sparks an early advantage due to away goals.    Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Blue Eagles ride battle cry #BEBOB on way to UAAP crowncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Only 8 teams advance to quarterfinals as PBA tweaks format for PH Cup

first_imgPhilippine Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEvery game matters, especially for the upcoming 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.From the usual 10 slots in the past All-Filipino conferences, only the top eight teams will progress to the quarterfinals this time, making every assignment all the more important.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The full schedule was released by the league on Friday.The squads will still go through a single-round elimination, with the top two finishers claiming twice-to-beat advantages against the seventh and eighth teams in their quarterfinal duels. The middle teams, meanwhile, will engage in a best-of-three series with the winners progressing to the semifinals.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 folkThe semifinals and the Finals will still be played in a best-of-7 series.Five out-of-town venues have also been scheduled, with the league holding Saturday playdates in Ilo-ilo City, Legazpi in Albay, Calasiao in Pangasinan, Dumaguete City, and Cagayan de Oro City. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LeBron’s stats ‘probably ahead’ of Michael Jordan’s, says Scottie Pippen Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Smart Araneta Coliseum, Mall of Asia Arena, and Ynares Center in Antipolo will still serve as the main venues for the season opener of 43rd season, with Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan and Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay also hosting a handful of games.The Christmas games between GlobalPort and NLEX and the Manila Clasico tussle between Ginebra and Magnolia will be held at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The 43rd PBA season opens this Sunday at the Big Dome, where defending champion San Miguel opens its four-peat bid against retooled Phoenix at 6:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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