‘I know I can get better’ – VCB seeks improvements as she focuses on 2017

‘I know I can get better’ – VCB seeks improvements as she focuses on 2017

first_img MAIN FOCUS Despite an endearing career which began with gold medals at the World Youth Championships in1999, eight-time Olympic medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown maintains a hunger to keep improving. The veteran athlete, though failing to win an individual medal at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, has no plans to quit just yet. “Not right now,” she said when asked about retirement. “I am focusing on 2017. After 2017, I will re-evaluate and see. I am taking it one year at a time,” said the decorated sprinter. “Right now, my main focus is staying healthy and training hard and preparing for next season. I am just taking it one day at a time and just push myself as hard as I can, and just hope for a great 2017,” she told The Gleaner at a ceremony for the country’s Olympic and Paralympics athletes at the National Indoor Sports Centre last Saturday night. Ahead of next year’s IAAF World Championships, Campbell-Brown, a three-time World champion, is taking things step by step. “The first step is to make the Jamaican team, so that is my main focus, then go from there,” stressed Campbell-Brown, who is coached by her husband, Omar Brown, who was also her schoolmate at Vere Technical. “We know each other since high school, and so he understands me well and I understand him well, so it’s working out well,” she reasoned. The 34-year-old athlete holds personal bests of 10.76 seconds in the 100m and 21.74 seconds for the 200m. “I know I can get better, I don’t know what God has in store and He has been directing my path. I just need to take care of what I need to do; I have a lot of things to improve on as an athlete,” she pointed out. “Although I have been doing this for so long, I still have stuff that I see I can improve on and if I can really get those things done then I can do better,” she said. The athlete, who has numerous accolades and titles, is the second woman in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200m events after Barbel Wockel of Germany. “Last year overall was a good year. I can’t complain, I have to give thanks for everything. “I just know I have a lot of things to work on going forward, and that is always good when you finish your season and know that you have stuff to improve and to improve performances,” Campbell-Brown summarised. She added that she started last season well, but hit some roadblocks. She intends to get back to the top of her game soon. “I didn’t get the result I wanted, but that’s why I say it’s a good place to start and know exactly how to take care of things to move forward,” she emphasised. Meanwhile, Campbell-Brown who will be one of four athletes including to be honoured with statues at the National Stadium over the next two years, said she is elated. “That’s awesome, that is an extraordinary accomplishment. I give God all the glory for that, and I thank all the people for making it possible, all those who have supported me over the years and seen it fit for me to be honoured in that way,” she explained. The other athletes who will be recognised with statues are Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell.last_img read more

City get the better of Arsenal

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Raheem Sterling capped a rousing second-half comeback by Manchester City with the winning goal as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose 2-1 for the second time in five days in the English Premier League on yesterday. The England winger collected Kevin De Bruyne’s sensational cross-field pass before cutting inside and driving home a low finish in the 71st minute at Etihad Stadium. Arsenal led through Theo Walcott’s fifth-minute strike – another goal that raised questions about City’s defensive frailties – before Leroy Sane equalised in the 47th with his first goal for City. While City moved back to within seven points of first-place Chelsea, Arsenal dropped nine points off the leaders at the end of a week in which Arsene Wenger’s team also lost after being 1-0 up at Everton on Tuesday. “We were caught cold in the second half and we dropped physically,” Wenger said. City have reacted to a 4-2 loss at Leicester last weekend, which led to fierce criticism of coach Pep Guardiola’s tactics, with two wins this week to revive the team’s title challenge. Guardiola’s side dominated the second half after playing it without a recognised striker, with Raheem Sterling – a winger who was up front in the first half – was sent out to the right flank. LOOKING UP With Fernandinho back from a three-match suspension next week against Hull, Sergio Aguero only banned for one more game and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus joining in January, things are looking up for City again. “The victories give a lot of confidence in the mind of the players in what we are trying to do,” Guardiola said. “I am so happy for the fans. They stayed until the 94th minute, normally they go with 10 minutes left.” What will concern Guardiola, though, was the manner in which his defence was opened by Arsenal for Walcott’s goal. Hector Bellerin was allowed to power up the field unchallenged from right back and pass the ball to Sanchez, who had dropped deep to also find space between City defence and midfield. Sanchez’s reverse pass located Walcott between two defenders and the winger composed himself before slipping a low shot past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Guardiola decided not to play John Stones for the second straight game, preferring Nicolas Otamendi and Aleksandar Kolarov at centre back; and City were often too open in defence, while their build-up play was slow from the central midfield in the first half. It was a different story after half-time, with Arsenal unable to pick up City’s floating midfielders. One of them, Silva, clipped a first-time pass over the top for Sane – who may have been slightly offside – to race clear and sidefoot home for a first goal in his 13th appearance for City. Sane was denied in a one-on-one opportunity by Petr Cech, who tipped aside De Bruyne’s deflected shot. De Bruyne was growing in influence and it was his stunning pass that set up the winner. Guardiola praised the “quality and the vision from Kevin to make an exceptional pass. “Seven points is still a huge distance from a team who made 11 wins in a row,” Guardiola said, referring to Chelsea. “(We need to) be there as much as possible and wait for the opponent to fail.”last_img read more

Locker Room Sports opening doors for KSAFA’s youth

first_imgLocker Room Sports has engineered a ‘special’ partnership for youth football in the Corporate Area to provide teams in the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) junior competitions with match outfits from Admiral Sports, the second oldest sporting brand in the world. The deal is an extension of Locker Room Sports’ long-time relationship with KSAFA, one of the leading confederations in the country. David Shirley, CEO of the gear and equipment company, has expressed satisfaction that the initial benefactors are the city’s youth. Those immediately benefiting are clubs in the Alliance Moneygram-McKay Security KSAFA Under-20 League, which got underway recently. “This year is a very special year because we’re starting off with the youth programmes, where we’ve formed a partnership with Admiral Sports and they will be supplying all the gear for the youth programmes in KSAFA,” outlined Shirley. “Locker Room has been a partner with KSAFA for the past eight years throughout the presidency of Rudolph Speid, Stewart Stephenson, and now, Wayne Shaw. So we’ve served under all three presidents in terms of partnering and supplying them with sportswear and helping them with marrying sponsorship opportunities with equipment for the leagues and clubs,” he pointed out. A big part of assisting the clubs is more than just supplying the gear, Shirley noted, as Locker Room Sports actually seeks the opportunity through merged links with sponsors, the parent body and clubs. “What we do is try to show companies the opportunities that KSAFA brings to the table in terms of the different communities that they touch and we also, based on experience of being in the business for over 20 years, have an idea of which product would go well with the type of sport,” explained Shirley. “So once we’re able to link those corporate relationships with KSAFA, we then deal with the printing and placement and branding of the gear.” He added: “Part of the thing that makes this whole process possible is the negotiations with the sports brands. We negotiate with them so that we get better pricing to allow the whole deal to go through because, under normal conditions, the prices that we’d be offering sponsors to come on board at would be almost doubled if we were paying the retail price on the uniforms. “So essentially, we’re providing the gear at a subsidised cost to be able to allow sponsors to come on board and partake in supporting the programme,” said Shirley.last_img read more

Cruz, Standhardinger honored to do double duty for Gilas

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “If we go to the semifinals, that means that we’re gonna play up to August 20, and that means they’re not gonna play the first game in the Sea Games. That’s gonna be a problem. (They’ll finish the Fiba Asia Cup) if we get to the Finals, of course. But if we don’t get to the Finals, then maybe we’ll send them early already to get to the Southeast Asian Games,” he said.Reyes acknowledges that picking the two to backstop for both tourneys also comes with its own set of risks.“If they’re playing with us in Fiba Asia, then they’re not practicing with the Southeast Asian Games team. The good thing with the Sea Games format is that there’s a semifinals and a Finals, so we could afford to lose. We play Thailand right away, but not that we’re planning to (lose), but we could afford an early loss and get them back in the semifinals and hopefully, still make the Finals in the Southeast Asian Games,” he said.“I hope you can appreciate the difficult position that we’re in. This is really a testament, a test of adaptability and flexibility because this is the first time that this has happened. We’re planning for something that is really difficult.”However, both Cruz and Standhardinger made it clear that whatever tournament they’re in, they’re still going to bring nothing but their 100-percent on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT “For me, it’s for the country. I’ll do my part and whatever coach Chot wants me to do,” said the bruising Alaska forward.The Fil-German big man added: “I’m going to be ready.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netGetting the nod to represent the country in any international tournament is already an honor for any player.So to be named for two teams in back-to-back tourneys is incomparable feeling for  Carl Bryan Cruz and Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Despite the exhausting task at hand, the two ready for action as Chot Reyes picked them for both the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and 2017 Southeast Asian Games squads.“It’s going to be tiring, but opportunities like this is rare. You can’t mind fatigue if it’s for the country,” said Cruz in Filipino.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’“I feel very honored that I’ll play for two tournaments for the Philippines. I think that means that the coaches like what they see or they wouldn’t let me participate in both. I’m going to try my best to help win us as a whole to win both tournaments,” Standhardinger added.They will suit up in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon from August 8 to 20, before flying to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 2017 Sea Games from August 19 to 30. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Former Thailand coach Tim Lewis impressed with Gilas’ depthlast_img read more

Air Force eyes semis anew

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grounded the last time, Air Force hopes to complete its flight to the semifinals against a struggling Adamson-Akari in the Premier Volleyball League Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube PH team asks injured Dolor to stay in camp After succumbing to the full force of defending champion Pocari Sweat last Wednesday, Air Force vies to cruise to the semifinals against an inexperienced Adamson at 6:30 p.m.Also-ran teams Power Smashers and University of the Philippines collide at 4 p.m. in a bid to close out the conference on a winning note.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 Jet Spikers bowed to the Lady Warriors, 25-19, 25-20, 29-27, in a match that assured the latter a semifinal seat with unbeaten leader Creamline.Iari Yongco, Wendy Semana, Jocemer Tapic and May Ann Pantino banner the Jet Spikers’ bid. MOST READcenter_img 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 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’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surlast_img read more

Malacañang hails Filipino SEA Games medalists

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Philippines’ Gilas Cadets in the Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZMalacañang lauded on Sunday the Filipino athletes who have brought honor to the country in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which is ongoing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“Congratulations to all the Filipino athletes who won and brought honor to the country in yesterday’s events in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “The whole country cheered when Team Pilipinas Gilas Men’s Basketball Team unleashed their top form and once again asserted our basketball supremacy in Southeast Asia by clinching the gold last night,” he added.Abella said Kiyomi Watanabe and the Philippine taekwondo poomsae team composed of Rodolfo Reyes, Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Raphael Mella also got gold in the 63kg division in women’s judo and taekwondo male poomsae, respectively.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’As of August 26, 11:00 p.m., the Philippines had 18 gold, 25 silver and 47 bronze medals, the spokesman added.“Mga kababayan, patuloy po natin ibigay ang ating suporta sa mga manlalarong Pinoy.  Puso para sa bayan!” said Abella. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay 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) Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The multi-sport event will run until August 30.  CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READlast_img read more

GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 opening ceremony

first_imgView comments ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Gilas taps Austin, Akhuetie for Fiba Asia Champions Cup End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 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 Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Former Ateneo volleyball player Alyssa Valdez during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer Ateneo volleyball player Alyssa Valdez during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU Standout Danny Ildefonso during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU tennis ace Tin Patrimonio during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoe Lipa, Ronnie Magsanoc and Pia Cayetano lead former UP standouts during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSen. Pia Cayetano during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer UST Growling Tigers Cyrus Baguio and Dylan Ababou during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer FEU Tamaraws RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer FEU star Rachel Anne Daquis during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU volleybelles Rachel An Daquis and Bernadeth Pons during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU’s Bobby Ray Parks and FEU’s Terrence Romeo exchange high-fives during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU crowd during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer La Salle star Renren Ritualo during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle legends during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU standouts during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTisha Dominguez-Abundo during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST legends during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new groundlast_img read more

Durham ready to play in semis despite sprained ankle

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Durham said it was pure adrenaline that helped him mask the pain as he finished with 18 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists.“It’s a little tender now, you know the adrenaline of the game kind of wore off so the pain is starting to set in,” said Durham Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We [the doctors and I] will do some treatment tomorrow and get ready for Sunday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDespite limping on one leg, Durham managed to register six points, four rebounds, and one assist after the injury.“I’ll be ready for Sunday, the doctor’s already got a plan of action and we’ll get back and work in it tomorrow,” said Durham. How to help the Taal evacuees CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESAlen Durham limped his way to help Meralco close out Blackwater 104-96 in the quarterfinals of PBA Governors’ Cup, but he vowed he would be up and running against Star in the semifinals.The Bolts’ import sprained his right ankle with 7:05 left in the do-or-die game against the Elite, but he knows he will be in peak shape once the Star series starts on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH side looking to overachieve in Asian Baseball Championship 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 14

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Here are this week’s best players:(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates24 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 stealsLast Week: 1CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf you still don’t know who CJ Perez is at this point, where in the world have you been?ADVERTISEMENT View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHe’s not going anywhere just yet as Robert Bolick is staying in San Beda.Skipping this year’s draft, the veteran playmaker showed how valuable he is for the Red Lions as he helped his team to pull off the 73-68 win over Letran on Friday.It’s just the kind of performance the San Beda faithful have gotten themselves accustomed to, and something they will look forward to as the Red Lions engage in a collision course against league-leading Pirates on Thursday.(5) Levi dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: N/ALevi dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s easy to see Arellano flop after Kent Salado suffered a slight MCL tear in his right knee.But the Chiefs are still fighting, and one of the reasons for that is Levi dela Cruz.The pint-sized playmaker has taken the baton and ran with it to keep Arellano in the thick of the playoff race.Even dela Cruz would admit that he’s no Salado, but he’s doing an admirable job holding the fort for the Chiefs in this late run as they are just a win away from forcing a playoff for the fourth and final semifinals seat. FEU pushes shorthanded UST to brink of elimination Stellar in JRU’s 62-58 squeaker over Mapua on Tuesday, he was largely inefficient as  league-leading Lyceum bamboozled his side to a 100-63 beatdown.The Heavy Bombers may have already secured their seat in the Final Four, but it doesn’t mean that they can now fall into the trap of complacency, especially with motivated teams raring to upset them on their way to the semifinals. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT One.That’s the number of Final Four spots that’s left to be disputed between the three teams still chasing a playoff berth in the penultimate week of NCAA Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd by the looks of it, whether or not Lyceum completes the 18-0 sweep, we would still go on a stepladder playoff as San Sebastian, Letran, Arellano are poised to finish the eliminations in a three-way tie for the fourth spot, barring any upset against their also-ran foes.That leaves much of the responsibility to the team’s leaders as their play late in the season would very much dictate whether their teams progress or not. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The undoubted leader of Lyceum once again spread his wings, highlighting a dominating 100-63 thumping of JRU with a pair of thunderous slams on Friday.But he’s not just all style as Perez also showed he has substance to nab the throne for the third consecutive week and fifth overall, solidifying his case for the league’s Most Valuable Player award.But the last remaining test for the Pirates will be in this upcoming week as Lyceum and San Beda clash anew with an 18-0 sweep on the line.(2) Lervin Flores – C, Arellano Chiefs11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 4.0 blocksLast Week: N/ALervin Flores. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTalk about staying alive.Dead and gone a few weeks back, Arellano woke up from its slumber just in the nick of time to make a late case for the Final Four.It shouldn’t come as a surprise, too, that Lervin Flores’ stellar play coincided with the three-game winning stretch as he rekindled his magic and established himself once again as a force to be reckoned with down low.One more win separates the Chiefs from their goal of forcing a playoff, and Flores is once again expected to backstop his side in their all-important clash against Perpetual.  (6) Jayson David – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/AJayson David. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Egay Macaraya’s secret weapon once again came to play on Friday, unleashing 24 points in San Sebastian’s 97-70 win over Mapua on Friday.Jayson David has shown glimpses of his potential being a game-changing forward for the Golden Stags, but he has to figure things out quick, especially as his team is making a run to get into the final dance.He has one more shot to show that he’s more than just a one-game sensation when San Sebastian ends its elimination schedule against Perpetual on Thursday.(7) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers15.0 points (3/11 3PT), 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assistsLast Week: N/ATey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro remains to be one of the most deadly snipers in the collegiate level today, but just like what coach Vergel Meneses is asking from him, he has to be consistent. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES (3) Clement Leutcheu – C, College of St. Benilde Blazers24 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/AClement Leutcheu. 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first_img“The players stepped up and we are fortunate to have good subs,” said Manila coach Aris Caslib whose team faces JPV at home on Tuesday before clashing with Ceres Negros on Sunday.Over at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, Ceres Negros returned to winning ways after a 5-0 drubbing of JPV Marikina. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Substitute Jinggoy Valmayor scored in the 92nd minute as Meralco Manila subdued Kaya Makati, 1-0, Saturday night to keep top spot in the Philippines Football League.The former University of the Philippines standout headed home a cross from Daniel Gadia right at the death as the Sparks prevailed in a physical duel between the two Big City rivals.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Team Yellow tames Blue in PVL All-Star LATEST STORIESlast_img read more