PLDT sends Marinerang Pilipina to 12th straight defeat

first_imgMOST READ LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jeric Teng shines as Pasig-Sta. Lucia nets another win at home Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LATEST STORIES PLDT Home Fibr pounced on winless Marinerang Pilipina in straight sets, 25-16, 25-23, 25-20, to regain its winning ways in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.Coming off a frustrating three-set loss to defending champion Petron last week, Grethcel Soltones sparked the Power Hitters to send the Lady Skippers to their 12th straight loss after a 90-minute encounter.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Soltones nailed 10 kills for 11 points to lead PLDT while putting up tremendous floor defense with 19 digs and 13 excellent receptions.Aiko Urdas was also instrumental with nine points laced with 16 digs while Sasa Devanadera also had nine points to go with Jasmine Nabor’s 14 excellent sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPLDT tightened its grip on the No. 6 spot with an improved 4-7 win-loss record, but head coach Roger Gorayeb already accepted that they would be facing the No. 3 team in the knockout quarterfinals.“At least we got a win today. We’re just trying to get confidence from our remaining games,” said Gorayeb, whose wards will end their qualifying round against Cignal, Generika-Ayala and F2 Logistics. MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station View comments Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Benefits of township living Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists “We only have a slim chance to rise from number six so we just have to maintain it and get ready for the next round.”The Lady Skippers put up a gallant stand in the second set, building a 14-11 lead before the Power Hitters stormed back. A neck-and-neck duel figured down the stretch of the second frame before Jerrili Malabanan delivered the finishing touches for the two-set lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solonlast_img read more

China’s Evergrande claim sixth straight league title

first_imgThe deep-pocketed team from the southern metropolis of Guangzhou also became China’s first AFC Champions League winners in 2013 and regained the title in 2015.Evergrande were relegated to China’s second tier in 2010 during a corruption crackdown but they won immediate promotion back into the Super League and have not looked back.Brazil’s Luiz Felipe Scolari is the current coach but Evergrande tore up a deal to bring another World Cup-winning manager, Marcello Lippi, back to the club next season.Evergrande stepped aside to allow the Italian to take the helm at China’s national team, which is struggling once again in the latest round of World Cup qualifiers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000China’s Guangzhou Evergrande became China’s first AFC Champions League winners in 2013 and regained the title in 2015 © Yonhap/AFP/File / YonhapBEIJING, China, Oct 23 – Asian giants Guangzhou Evergrande clinched their sixth straight Chinese Super League title on Sunday as they underlined their status as one of the region’s top clubs.A 1-1 draw with Yanbian Funde was enough to seal the championship with two games to spare as Evergrande stayed seven points clear of second-placed Jiangsu Suning.last_img read more

Premier League team of the weekend: Which Chelsea star is morphing into Didier Drogba?

first_img 11 11 11 From its utterly ridiculous opening game at Norwich on Saturday lunchtime to the, well, utterly predictable result at Arsenal on Sunday, this weekend’s Premier League football had just about everything.Liverpool’s 5-4 win at Carrow Road will undoubtedly go down as one of the strangest contests in top-flight history with both defences contriving to throw away their respective leads.Elsewhere, Leicester regained top spot and now have a three-point lead over the title favourites after dispatching Stoke at the King Power Stadium. Is this the weekend the Foxes finally have to be taken seriously?Tottenham also remain in the hunt thanks to a moment of inspiration from man-of-the-moment Dele Alli, who earned Spurs a vital 3-1 win at London rivals Crystal Palace.But who shone over the weekend? talkSPORT takes a look – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who made our XI. Right-back: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) – A return to the Ivanovic of old? The Serb has struggled all season but celebrated a new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge with his best performance of the campaign to date, as Chelsea beat Arsenal. His cross for Diego Costa’s winner was inch perfect. Left-back: Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) – One of Sam Allardyce’s stand out performers since he assumed control at the Stadium of Light, Van Aanholt is showing the potential he first displayed in glimpses at Chelsea. His goal against Bournemouth in the 1-1 draw was his second in as many games after having two strikes chalked off by the dubious goals panel earlier this season. Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (Manchester City) – find out who else makes our team of the weekend, just click the arrow above – Without the brilliance of Hart in goal City may well be even further off the pace, particularly given their struggles in defence. In Vincent Kompany’s absence, England’s number one has emerged as Manuel Pellegrini’s defensive rock. Hart made a stunning save from Dimitri Payet in the 2-2 draw with West Ham. 11 Centre-back: Wes Morgan (Leicester) – One of the season’s unsung heroes, Morgan is the gritty presence who has provided the platform for Leicester’s astonishing upturn in fortunes this term. His understanding with Robert Huth is one of the reasons the Foxes have lost just twice all season long. 11 Central midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham) – We knew he was good, but his goal in the win against Palace at Selhurst Park at the weekend showed another side to Alli. The audacity to flick the ball over Mile Jedinak and attempt a volley, on the swivel, exhibits his soaring confidence levels at the moment. He’s a shoo-in for Young Player of the Season already. Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – Van Dijk has proved to be one of the signings of the season and was excellent again as Southampton continued their recent good form to silence Old Trafford. The Dutchman is an uncompromising defender and a natural leader. 11 11 11 Attacking midfield: Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – The season’s great entertainer was at it again against Manchester City on Saturday. His swivels and Cruyff turns are becoming a prerequisite at West Ham games now as he spearheads their European charge. But for Joe Hart, Payet would have capped a fine performance with a stunning free-kick, too. Attacking midfield: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – Firmino is really beginning to justify his hefty £29m summer price tag and struck his third and fourth goals of the new year in Liverpool’s 5-4 win at Norwich on Saturday. He may well be providing the remedy to Jurgen Klopp’s striker deficiencies. Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – Will this man ultimately prove the difference in the title race? Aguero once again spared City’s blushes with a brace at Upton Park on Saturday and without him and Hart they really aren’t looking like champions. With them, however, they have every chance. Central midfield: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – What a day to produce his best 90 minutes of the season. Fabregas orchestrated everything in Chelsea’s win at former club Arsenal, providing a sublime balance between defence and attack. The Spaniard was pictured animatedly kissing the Blues badge after the final whistle, which might be a sour one to take for Gunners fans. 11 11 11 Striker: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – Costa is now the new bane of Arsenal, slowly morphing into the thorn Didier Drogba used to be in the Gunners’ side. When he’s not scoring against Arsene Wenger’s outfit, he’s antagonizing them. On Sunday he did both as he dealt Chelsea’s London rivals a huge title blow when they beat Arsenal 1-0.last_img read more

James Ward-Prowse reveals England’s ambition is to be ‘the best in the world’

first_imgEngland’s ambition to become the best in the world was laid out in a powerful presentation by manager Gareth Southgate, but Wayne Rooney was not there to hear it.Bowing out at the group stage of the last World Cup and then to Iceland at Euro 2016 saw the Three Lions plummet to a low that the former defender is charged of dragging them up from.Wednesday’s opponents Germany are role models for the improvements required if England are challenge for a major trophy – an ambition outlined by Southgate in a presentation at St George’s Park on Monday morning.The 46-year-old invited those in his thoughts but not the squad to join the group and, while it was always subject to club commitments, only Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland – out since last March’s friendly in Germany – made the trip.Rooney was conspicuous by his absence as he stayed at Manchester United to undergo treatment on an injury sustained in a collision with Phil Jones, missing a meeting in which new boy James Ward-Prowse revealed the lofty ambitions outlined.“It was a very powerful message,” the Southampton midfielder said, before confirming Rooney was not there.“It is one that the Under-21s have received before, sort of highlighted about the highs and lows of a career and the ambitions that he sees for us.“And you know, we want to establish ourselves as a top team in the world.“So it is all about plugging away at those goals and making sure that what we do now stands us in good stead for when we reach major tournaments.”Asked what the goal is, Ward-Prowse added: “I think obviously we want to be the best in the world.“If you want to win major tournaments, then you’ve got to become that sort of team.“In every department – the medical side of it, technical and tactical, the operations and the way we things work – we all want to be the best and make sure we give ourselves a chance to succeed.” 1 James Ward-Prowse is in line to win his first England cap last_img read more

Aidy Boothroyd vows to take criticism on chin following European disappointment

first_img getty Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions targets Questions have been raised over Aidy Boothroyd’s position following England’s disappointing campaign TROPHY 2 deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest “It’s a positive that the senior team manager is here and the technical director (Les Reed) is here. That’s good for them and it’s an opportunity so they have to take it,” he said.“Every time they put on an England shirt they should think about the long term and playing for the seniors.”But Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham will sign off his under-21 career on Monday. England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd has vowed to take criticism on the chin ahead of his side’s final European Championship 2019 match.The Young Lions face Croatia in San Marino on Monday having already been eliminated from Group C. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Friday’s 4-2 defeat to Romania in Cesena condemned them to an early exit, with Boothroyd – who signed a two-year extension in May – insisting he would not quit.He has come in for criticism following his substitutions and selections having dropped Phil Foden on Friday but Boothroyd is prepared for the flak.He said: “I’m experienced enough to know when it’s good it’s great and when it’s not so good, it’s not so good. It comes with the territory. When things are going well I’ll answer all the questions and the same goes for now. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder New job REVEALED Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 22.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update punished Maddison was a bright spark in an otherwise disappointing campaign for England Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January JIBE “We had what seemed like a couple of hours having a chat about things (with the media) on Saturday and I hope you get to see the real me.“When things are going great it doesn’t get any better but if you want to get better you have to have a bit of adversity and you have to respond properly to it.“Anyone who thinks it’s all plain sailing has clearly not been in football very long.”Nine players, including Manchester City’s Foden, from the current squad can play in the 2021 qualifying campaign.And Boothroyd wants all of his squad to target a spot in Gareth Southgate’s senior set-up. LATEST boost Getty Premier League ‘big six’ are destroying England’s top flight with their wealthHe will start after coming off the bench to score in Friday’s Romania defeat and is eager to finish on a high.He added: “It’s been good for me on a personal level but it’s the last time, my last under-21 game, and I’d like to end on a high, score some goals, play well and show everyone what England are truly made of.”Hamza Choudhury remains banned after his red card in the opening 2-1 defeat to France.last_img read more