The World T20 champions will play the series-opener against the visitors on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados. From there the series moves to Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. All matches will start at 11:30 a.m. (Jamaica time). Full squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton and Kesrick Williams. Match schedule March 26: 1st T20 International – Kensington Oval, Barbados March 30: 2nd T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad April 1: 3rd T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval April 2: 4th T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval Jamaicans Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton and Jerome Taylor have been named in a 13-man West Indies squad for the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan.
Captain Nikita Miller has described as ‘refreshing’ the Jamaica Scorpions win over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their Digicel WICB Regional Four-day Tournament clash at Queen’s Park Oval at the weekend.The Scorpions who entered the game with back-to-back home defeats to leaders Guyana Jaguars and cellar dwellers the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, rebounded to score an 87 runs victory inside three days.Miller, in another man-of-the-match display, claimed four for 39 in the first innings and five for 45 in the second.There were also good displays from batsman Jermaine Blackwood and all-rounders Derval Green and Fabian Allen.Blackwood topscored with a game high 68 in the first innings while Green and Allen, in scoring maiden first-class fifties, netted 53 and 60, in the first and second innings, respectively.LOSING SPELL”It’s a bit refreshing that we could break the losing spell that we had,” assessed captain Miller, whose charges posted identical scores off 201 in both innings while Trinidad made 141 and 174.”I thought we showed a good level of fight, as there were parts in the game that we were down in both innings, and individuals stood up and came up with big innings for the team.”This includes Fabian Allen in the second innings and Derval Green in the first. Thomas as well should be congratulated as himself and Allen put on a 50-odd runs partnership that helped set up the game for us.”With the victory, Jamaica who returned home yesterday, moved into second position ahead of Barbados Pride, who drew their fixture against two-time defending champions the Guyana Jaguars.Miller said that drawn result has made it more difficult for the Scorpions to top the tournament.”I think Guyana are now 14 points ahead of us with two games to play at home, and, they are really good at home.”We will need the other teams to do us a favour (beat Guyana) and we continue to do what we need to do, which is win our final two games.”The 10-round tournament will now take a final break before resuming next weekend.
In 1953 when I sat on the grounds at Sabina Park looking first at Polly Umrigar, then Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, and Clyde Walcott, and later at Pankaj Roy and Vijay Manjrekar scoring centuries, I never believed, or knew, what a lasting effect it would have on me. Today, 64 years later, and after seeing the likes of Jeffrey Stollmeyer, J.K. Holt Jr, Peter May, Len Hutton, Neil Harvey, Colin McDonald, Tom Graveney, Rohan Kanhai, Conrad Hunte, Seymour Nurse, Lawrence Rowe, Alvin Kallicharran, David Gower, Viv Richards, Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, V.V. S. Laxman, Greg Chappell, Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Marin Crowe and Shivnarine Chanderpaul batting in all their glory, I now understand their effect on me. Cricket, it has long been said, is a batsman’s game, and the more I see it, even in spite of the excitement of the fast bowlers and their sheering pace and flying bouncers, and the spin bowlers and their puzzling spin, the more I believe it, and the more I understand why batting has a special effect on me. I will never forget the leg glance of a Stollmeyer, the flowing, elegant strokes of a Worrell, the wristy cuts of one like Weekes, the smooth grace of a Graveney, the polish of a May, the cover-drive of a Harvey, the oriental magic of men like Majid, Abbas, Gavaskar, and Laxman, and, of course, the classical strokes of Rowe, and the Caribbean flamboyance of a Kanhai, a Richards, and a Lara. Statistics are great, and those who live by statistics, those responsible for creating statistics are just as great. Those whose presence are commanding, however, those whose every move is elegant and graceful, and those who breathe class in every way, those who seem born to play the game are, to me, the ones who remain riveted in my memory. Between February 26 and March 4, 1958, the batsman who left an indelible mark on my young mind was the tall left-hander Garry Sobers batting with his collars up. In 1953, at the tender age of 17, he made his debut appearance at Sabina Park as a left-arm spin bowler, and, since then, he had developed his batting to such a degree that he was considered an all-rounder, or as a batsman good enough to bat at number three on the West Indies team. When he walked out to bat at 87 for one on that day, February 27, Sobers’ best score was 80. He had never reached a century in Test matches. Little did we know, all that was to end, and end very soon at that. Chasing Pakistan’s first innings of 328 and batting with Conrad Hunte, who had made 260 run out, Sobers scored 365 not out while batting for 10 hours and 14 minutes and stroking 38 boundaries to all parts of Sabina Park. In doing so, he shared in a world-record partnership off 446 runs in a huge 790 for three declared. It was an innings out of the top drawer, it was three hours and three minutes less than Hutton’s previous record score of 364 scored in 1938. It was five hours 56 minutes less than the time Hanif took to score his 337 earlier in the series. It was an innings filled with confident and glittering strokes, an innings which was halted only because of the invasion of the excited crowd, an innings which seems destined to last forever. And the world welcomed him, and his grand performance. In two days of cricket, Sobers had gone from a left-arm orthodox spin bowler to the holder of the game’s highest individual score. From a batsman who, in 24 innings, had passed 50 only on six occasions, to a batsman who suddenly stood atop the world as the holder of the world record. When I remember the state of the pitch, although at the time it meant very little to me, and when I recall the injury to Mahmood Husain and to Nasim-ul-Ghani, which left the attack short on quality, it was not the best innings that I had ever seen. To be played by one so young, however, to be played by a bowler who had become a batsman, to go straight to the top so quickly, to parade such splendid stroke-play, such batsmanship, and to score so rapidly, and to bat for such a long time, struck me as something out of the ordinary. His subsequent innings, such as his 132 at Brisbane in 1960 in probably the greatest Test match of all, his 163 not out at Lord’s in 1966 to rescue the West Indies after they were forced to follow-on and were just nine runs ahead in their second innings, and his 113 not out at Sabina Park in 1968 when the West Indies were forced to follow-on and left to bat on a devil of a pitch, as great as they were, seemed as mere footprints. That is why, despite the words of historians and writers like Neville Cardus, A. A. Thompson, and Robertson Glasgow and what they had to say about batsmen like Victor Trumper, Don Bradman, Walter Hammond, and George Headley, and with due respect to the modern giants like Sunil Gavaskar, Viv Richards, Brian Lara, and Sachin Tendulkar, for me the greatest of them all is Garry Sobers, the left-arm orthodox spin bowler, who, over time, became a great batsman, a brilliant close-to-the-wicket fielder, a fast left-arm bowler good enough to open the West Indies bowling despite the presence of Wes Hall and Charlie Griffith, and a confusing wrist spinner. In spite of his other talents, his five special gifts as a cricketer, he was, to me, and to many across the world, one of a kind as a batsman, and especially as a left-hander. FIRST TEST CENTURY
LATEST STORIES MOST READ Instead, Nike will refer to each colorway as “editions” and leave it to the home team to decide which jersey it will wear for each game.According to Nike’s official website, the ”Association Edition” will replace white home uniforms, while the “Icon Edition” will replace the contrasting colored road uniforms.New release from Nike previews what new NBA uniforms will look like, promises four core uniforms for each teamhttps://t.co/0oGvkSqWsP pic.twitter.com/fqcmacXN8C— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former champion Taylor arrested for biting, threatening woman The one concrete example they have up is for GSW’s home whites: pic.twitter.com/Gem2DiQqnL— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 18, 2017Ahead of the 2017-2018 NBA season, Nike recently gave a glimpse of its revamped official NBA jerseys collection.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’Aside from officially welcoming sponsorship patches on each uniform, the sports apparel giant announced that the NBA has agreed to do away with the traditional ”home” and “road” jersey designations and color assignments.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas00:50Trending 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 READ: NBA to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18 “Beginning with the 2017-18 season, home teams will pick which of their uniforms will be worn at all home games and visiting teams will choose a contrasting uniform within their own assortment,” a statement from Nike read.“Because of this change, Nike and the NBA worked together to create four core uniforms for each team, classified as ‘editions.’”Despite the changes, such provisions will still adhere to the white-versus-colored contrast, to avoid confusion among players on the court.A “Classic Edition” is also set to be rolled out for eight unspecified teams, the report said.As of this writing, Nike has yet to release the retail price of each jersey for the public. Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 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 View comments
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments ADVERTISEMENT Photo by: Tristan Tamayo /Inquirer.netMilwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, as Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated revealed, has a habit of storming of his team’s locker room after his bad games.Drenched in sweat and still wearing his home jersey, Antetokounmpo would drive to a far away gym and shoot jumpers and let his frustrations out before going home.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Durant’s MVP prediction a ‘great compliment’ for Antetokoumpo MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ And Antetokoumpo said Sunday he does that as to prevent himself from facing his family while he’s in a bad mood. “It’s a way to just clear my mind and take my frustrations away from my family and not take my frustrations back home,” said Antetokoumpo during his media availability for “Greek Freak Invades Manila,” a charity event King Bally Entertainment Group organized.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’Antetokounmpo, who won the 2017 Most Improved Player of the Year award, said it doesn’t matter if he had a high-scoring game but if his team lost he will put on extra work before going home. “Sometimes I can have 30 points and still think it’s a bad game for me because I did not do what I was supposed to do to help my team win,” said Antetokoumpo, who developed that habit when he was younger. “It was all about ‘oh if I made this shot I was open but I did not make it so I will go the gym and shoot more so I can make it in the future,” said Antetokounmpo.RELATED VIDEO LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
LATEST STORIES READ: Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool“I feel that I have my confidence,” said Biado, who has high praise for his coaches, Hall-of-Famer Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante.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’He said he learned a lot of things from the legends of world pool.“They taught me a lot of shots in training. They know a lot of shots that I can use in the competitions,” said Biado in Filipino. 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) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Carlo Biado of the Philippines competes against Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam in the finals of men’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Biado prevailed, 9-5, to clinch the gold medal.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Carlo Biado knew his angles after he used to be a golf caddy.The 33-year-old Biado, who also worked a pool house hand, has come a long way after winning the gold medal in the men’s 9-ball individual title in the Southeast Asian Games here Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies MOST READ Their teachings, according to Biado, enabled him to be very confident facing anybody on the pool table.Indeed, he came here on the crest of his World Games triumph last July in Poland.He will also see action for the Philippines in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this September in Turkmenistan.It was his first SEAG individual gold but second if you count the doubles victory he had with Dennis Orcollo in the 2015 SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Orella falters in rhythmic gymnastics Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu
Winning start The 20-year-old Racraquin displayed leadership beyond her years in leading San Beda to a 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22 triumph over St. Benilde in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I know that I have something different to offer,” said Racraquin, who scored 15 points including 12 attacks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTrue to her promise, the 5-foot-8 stunner also proved to be as sharp on the defensive end, making 22 excellent digs and 10 receptions for the Lady Red Spikers, who improved to a 2-1 record.In the second match, Lyceum downed Jose Rizal University, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, 25-22, for its first win. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SBC’s top hitter Cesca Racraquin challenges St. Benildes’ Dianne Ventura as Marites Pablo tries to provide help during their PVL Collegiate Conference clash at the Filoil Flying V Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChesca Racraquin doesn’t mind being likened to seasoned veteran Rachel Anne Daquis, but as much as possible, she wants to carve her own niche.On Wednesday night she made a strong case for it.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES San Beda had the chance to finish the match early but allowed St. Benilde to come back mainly through Ranya Musa, who had 22 points including eight blocks.“We lacked the aggressiveness in the third set because after winning the first two we became very complacent,” said Racraquin.The fourth frame was tied at 13 until “our rotation allowed us to make crucial adjustments,” said Racraquin, whose three straight points gave San Beda a 20-17 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Never an easy road to the Grand Slam MOST READ View comments
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson We’re just three weeks away from ultimately weeding out the contenders from the pretenders, and for the teams still in the running in the Final Four race, they are hell-bent to grab those seats rather than see their championship aspirations go down the drain.Two teams — Lyceum and San Beda — have already occupied the first two seats, while cellar-dwellers Mapua and St. Benilde are finally out of the running.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat leaves six more teams staking their claim for the last two tickets in the playoffs, and after another action-packed week, these teams once again went to their leaders to bolster their chances of making it to the final dance.Here’s this week’s best players: Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Last Week: N/AMJ Ayaay. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall him Lyceum’s glue guy.Also enough to merit the spotlight this week was Pirates forward MJ Ayaay, who has shown tenacity on both sides of the floor.Though Perez has been the unbowed leader of Lyceum, Ayaay has been steadily churning out consistent numbers while being the one to do the dirty work on the floor for the Pirates.But his mettle will be tested as Lyceum enters unchartered territory as it guns to sweep the eliminations in the final three outings.(4) Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions13 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assistsLast Week: N/ARobert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLook who’s back!Jeramer Cabanag may have had his coming out party and Javee Mocon continued to showcase his worth for San Beda, but it was Robert Bolick, who has been making things work for coach Boyet Fernandez. How to help the Taal evacuees (1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20.5 points (6/13 3PT), 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 stealsLast Week: 2CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the third straight time, CJ Perez topped our list and there wasn’t much of a debate at all.The energetic forward remained the lynchpin in aiding Lyceum preserve its unblemished 15-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Little-known Laurenz Victoria sparked the Cardinals to their first win in three months, as they pulled the rug from under St. Benilde, 79-69, and took the Blazers to the grave with them.Victoria’s late explosion, together with Denniel Aguirre, allowed Mapua to finally taste victory again as it snapped its inglorious 11-game losing streak.With the skid now halted, Victoria and the rest of the Cardinals now have the confidence to seek upsets and gain some silver linings despite having a woeful season. 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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 Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ Dennison in UP loss to FEU In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 18 points (4/8 3PT), 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/AMJ dela Virgen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpeaking of sweet-shooting, MJ Dela Virgen also had a week to remember.The sophomore caught fire early and continued his torrid shooting in the endgame to go 50 percent from rainbow country in JRU’s 85-52 demolition of Perpetual.Dela Virgen stepping up is another welcome development for coach Vergel Meneses, as the Heavy Bombers strengthened their grip of the third spot.But the PBA legend is hoping that performances like these won’t be a one-off, as he preaches consistency going to JRU’s last four games.(7) Laurenz Victoria – G, Mapua Cardinals19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/ALaurenz Victoria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMapua may be out, but showed it still has some fight left. Perez showed his brilliance anew on Friday when he recorded a career-best 28 points in the Pirates’ 78-73 win over San Sebastian.But coach Topex Robinson warned Perez that the immaculate record will be put to waste if Lyceum won’t be able to pull off the wins they need to get, especially with the tough grind ahead at the end of the eliminations.(2) Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assistsLast Week: 1Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s pacesetter remains near the top of our rankings as Bong Quinto helped Letran go 1-1 in a tough week.Though the Knights bowed to the Golden Stags on Tuesday, the forward came out to played inspired basketball on Friday, registering a career-best 27 points in Letran’s 84-78 victory against EAC.Quinto and team captain Rey Nambatac unleashed a stellar showing that could no doubt make their late coach Bob Lotuaco proud if he was alive today.(3) MJ Ayaay – F, Lyceum Pirates13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 block For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The senior guard flirted with a triple-double in the Red Lions’ 83-72 win over Arellano on Thursday in what could be a prelude for his strong finishing kick late this season.With San Beda also dealing with a schedule heavy on contenders in its next four games, you can bet that Bolick can rekindle his form late in the elimination round and aid the Red Lions to extend its 12-game winning streak.(5) Allyn Bulanadi – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags17.5 points (4/13 3PT), 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/AAllyn Bulanadi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter another even week for San Sebastian, we have to go with its most consistent performer.And this week, it was Allyn Bulanadi.The forward was part of the sweet-shooting crew that barraged Letran for a 94-64 beatdown on Tuesday, and kept the Golden Stags fighting against Lyceum up until the endgame before falling, 73-78.Bulanadi’s emergence is a fresh sight for San Sebastian, as it spreads the scoring load more to the supporting crew aside from just relying to guys like Michael Calisaan and its troika of guards.(6) MJ Dela Virgen – G, JRU Heavy Bombers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
National University, buoyed by its record nine-game sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference crown, will try to end more than six decades of a fruitless campaign in the women’s volleyball tournament of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.Coach Babes Castillo said he will add a couple more players to his already formidable squad, making the Lady Bulldogs one of the early favorites when the tournament kicks off early next year.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Santiago finished with 23 and 22 points in their sweep of the Lady Tams and drew solid backup from Jorelle Singh, Aiko Urdas, Risa Sato, Princess Robles, Audrey Paran and libero Gayle Valdez.Jasmine Nabor also came through with six points on top of 45 excellent sets, although she lost the Best Setter award to Arellano U’s Rhea Ramirez.Other individual awardees: Adamson’s Christine Soyud (1st Best Outside Spiker), Arellano’s Regine Arocha (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Villareal (1st Best Middle Blocker), Sato (2nd Best Middle Blocker), FEUs ’Toni Basas (Best Opposite Spiker) and Valdez (Best Libero). —MARC REYESADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ceres-Negros survives wet Panaad, Kaya Makati LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ “There will be additional players,” Castillo bared on Saturday, moments after steering the Lady Bulldogs past the Far Eastern U Lady Tamaraws in the PVL finals at Filoil Flying V Centre.NU has won the UAAP women’s volley crown only twice, but the last was way back in the 1956-57 season.But given the team’s strength, NU will surely be one of the teams to beat in Season 80 and will give reigning back-to-back champion La Salle a tough fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJaja Santiago, who nailed a third consecutive Most Valuable Players award, is likewise raring to nail the only crown missing from her vast collection of championships.“For me, winning a championship is always unexpected because we go through a lot,” said the 6-foot-5 Santiago. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
Colin Syquia of the Philippines. Photo taken from the official Twitter account of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games @KL2017Filipino-American Colin Syquia has yet to make a decision whether to contest the international equestrian federation (FEI) findings that stated his mount, Adventure E, was found to have taken banned substance.FEI came out with a “table of suspension” that included the horse of Syquia, a New York-based horse dealer who brought the Philippines its only gold medal in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games last August.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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) Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., the equestrian head, didn’t reply to text messages sent by the Inquirer.Syquia saw action for the first time in the Philippine team but his stint encountered a major challenge after Adventure E had to travel for 36 hours hopping from New York to Amsterdam, Baku and KL.The Filipino rider, who upstaged his Malaysian counterparts for the SEAG jumping gold, almost didn’t push through with the trip because of the stress undergone by his horse.The Philippines struggled during the SEA Games with only 24 golds to show, its worst in terms of gold medals won in more than 10 years.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? If the test is finalized, Syquia could lose his SEA Games gold.Adventure E was found to have Clomethiazole, a banned substance, in its blood. The horse was suspended for two months by FEI. The 46-year-old Syquia was “provisionally” suspended but the FEI decision didn’t say how long.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNational team manager Danny Virata said they were informed of the FEI findings but until now have yet to hear from Syquia.“We still don’t know if that was the first test, or if they are still going to conduct another confirmatory test,” said Virata. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set