Uni defeats Lasalians 20-6

first_imgUniversity proved too strong, defeating Lasalians 20-6 in round five of the Capital Rugby Union competition B Grade division today in Port Moresby.The Uni Piggies, who are currently fourth on the points ladder, were on fire in the first half, scoring two tries but  unsuccessful  with conversions.Piggies’ first try came 10 minutes into the game through Willie Tepa who scored a corner try following quick passes and great footwork displayed by the forward pack.The Piggies backline was strong throughout the entire first half, preventing Lasalians, who currently sit ninth on the points ladder, from scoring.They scored again 15 minutes later from a great run away try through Kenneth Vagi taking the score up by another five points while Lasallians struggled to score as they trailed terribly at half time 10-0.Lasalians came firing back in the second half but not enough to taste victory after they scored only one try through Curtis Yagas, followed by a successful conversion from Dickson Watt Jr taking the score to 10-6.Piggies continued to score in the last 20 minutes of the game with two more tries from Elias Misi and Koneva Levi as they settled on 20-6 at full time.In other results, Brothers defeated Crusaders 15-13, Wanderers thrashed Spartens 41-0 and North Harbor Vikings defeated Southern Chiefs 14-5.last_img read more

Rondina asserts authority in UST’s closeout of UE

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard PLAY LIST 03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cherry Rondina made sure University of the East never scored one set against University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Wright delivers as Phoenix clips TNT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “I told my teammates to play the right way, we should never relax because if UE comes to life it will be difficult for us to win,” said Rondina in Filipino.Rondina, though, took it upon herself to end UE’s comeback and drilled one straight to the middle of the Lady Warriors’ defense ending the match at 25-17, 25-15, 25-21.The win marked UST’s first after losing in five sets to defending champion De La Salle in the opening day of the tournament.“I took it upon myself to finish the game, I advised the that we should never relax if we want to finish the game as early as we can,” said Rondina who finished with 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Up until the third set, the Golden Tigresses firmly had their claws on the jugular of the Lady Warriors in their UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament matchup at Filoil Flying V Centre.UST was a point away from seal the quick win at 24-19 but UE still manage to scored two straight to cut the deficit to pull within three.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 folkA couple more UE points could’ve extended the match, but Rondina was determined to send a message and end the affair in three sets.READ: UST recovers from opening day loss, blanks UE for first winlast_img read more

Reyes on Batang Gilas’ tough odds in U17 World Cup: Remember 2014

first_imgView comments Basketball history suggests not to count out the Philippines ahead of another World Cup stint.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The country faces a tall order in the Under-17 tilt in Argentina, but Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes reminded everyone of the last time the Philippines competed in a Basketball World Cup.“Croatia was plus-20 and Argentina was plus-30 and we took both of those teams to the last possession,” said Reyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownReyes steered Gilas to breakthrough campaign in the 2014 World Cup in Spain and he thinks the Philippine youth team can do the same two months from now.“You’ll never know. The fact is the team is there. And every time they’re there, they will always have a chance to win,” Reyes said. “It’s a good test and barometer on where we stand but really, we believe that with enough preparations and proper preparations we can compete with these teams,” said the younger Reyes, who serves as deputy to head coach Mike Oliver. “As you can see, we are not the small team anymore. We know, physically, we can hang with these guys.”“We have to believe that we can compete. We’re not preparing to go on vacation, we’re preparing to compete.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Batang Gilas, which is ranked 31st, is slotted in Group D together with No. 7 Argentina, No. 8 Croatia and No. 9 France.“Honestly, we haven’t looked at the teams yet. But just the names of those countries alone, they’re very tough,” said Batang Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes.“But I believe with the proper preparation, especially in this age group level, I think we can really compete and the aim is to surprise people and see how far we can go. The first goal is to get into the next round.”With the 7-foot-1 Kai Sotto, who led the team’s fourth-place finish in the Fiba U-16 Asian Championship in Foshan, China, Reyes said size is not that of a concern for the Philippines unlike before.What’s crucial, however, is having ample time to prepare.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Alaska lacked effort in Game 1 loss to Magnolia, says Alex Compton

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk PBA IMAGESIn a finals series featuring two evenly-matched teams in Alaska and Magnolia, Aces head coach Alex Compton felt “effort” made the big difference in Game 1 on Wednesday night.Unfortunately for Compton, it was the Hotshots who wanted to win more.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “Obviously, the horrible start didn’t help. I just can’t figure out how our energy can be that way. We tried to come back and fight but you dig yourself a hole and just a lot of fundamental breakdowns on our part,” Compton said.“We got to be so much better. I thought Romeo Travis and Jio Jalalon were awesome tonight. They killed us. Romeo dominated us and Jio dominated us,” added Compton, who also commended Mark Barroca’s play especially in the fourth quarter when Alaska made its run.Romeo Travis had 29 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, Jio Jalalon scattered seven points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and four steals while Barroca added 16 points and five steals.“I thought their guards just took it at us. They handled us,” he said.Compton said the Aces looked “very rusty” but it was still not an excuse for how they played.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I thought we just got totally outworked,” a disappointed Compton told reporters after the Aces lost, 100-84.“Something I feel that’s been the trademark, the hallmark of our team has been effort. I just said in the locker room, I felt like we gave an 85 percent effort and Magnolia gave 100 percent effort and the score was a hundred to 84, I was about right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGames are won in the end but the story of Game 1 came in the opening minutes when the Hotshots raced to a 15-0 lead.The Aces didn’t score until the 5:42 mark on two free throws by Kevin Racal and made their first field goal with 5:16 left in the first quarter. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Some people told me, ‘you guys are just rusty’ but what about them (Magnolia)? They had a good game. I expect us to play at their level and for it to be a tight game. We don’t have any excuses,” he said.“We missed a ton of free throws and we missed a ton of threes and we turned the ball over,” he added. “The point is that it happens sometimes, but it can’t be that the other seems to be quicker to the ball, they get a few more extra rebounds. It’s just really frustrating.”Aces try to even the best-of-seven series on Friday night at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scalpers turn to online after crackdown during UAAP Finals Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Trackers hit the road for busy weekend

first_imgFriday evening, the Trackers will find themselves in Spruce Grove, Alberta, taking on the PAC Spruce Grove Saints (18-6-1), the first place team in the NAMHL’s West Blue Division.The Trackers will have to be sharp defensively, as the Saints boast a league-high number of goals for, finding the back of the net an impressive 161 times this season already, and allowing 88 to be scored against.Friday’s meeting will be the first time the Tracker and Saints have squared off this season.- Advertisement -Saturday, the bus travels to St. Albert, Alberta, where another introduction of teams will take place between the hometown Crusaders, and our Trackers.The game will continue the competition within the West Blue Division, with the Crusaders occupying the fifth place in the standings, with a record of 6-11-6. The team has scored 103 goals for, while allowing 106 against, but have won three of their last five games.Finally, the weekend wraps up in Slave Lake, as the Trackers take on a familiar North Black division rivals, the Thunder (6-17-1). The two teams have already met three times this season, with Slave Lake leading the season series 2-1.Advertisement Game one was the season opener for both teams back in September, when the Trackers handed the Thunder a 6-2 defeat in Slave Lake. The Thunder returned the favour mid-October, beating the Trackers twice in two days, 5-3 and 6-2, on the Trackers home ice.Despite only being behind the Trackers by one spot in the standings, the fourth place Thunder have no chance to catch the third place Trackers this weekend, as 13 points separate the two teams.It’s a significant six points on the line for the Trackers, as the Bantam boys only trail second place Grande Prairie by four points, so a weekend sweep could potentially see the Trackers improve to second place in the North Black Division.last_img read more

Explained: What can still happen in the league table on final day of the season

first_imgAs the table above shows, it is possible for West Ham to finish above Manchester United, but while they could go level on points with fourth-placed City, their goal difference all but rules out fourth place.EXPLAINED: WHAT HAPPENS TO FOURTH SPOT IF LIVERPOOL WIN THE EUROPA LEAGUEMoving aside from Champions League qualification, the Europa League places are far from confirmed, as the FA Cup could have a notable impact on proceedings.The side who finishes sixth would would qualify for the group stage if United win the FA Cup, but would enter the third qualifying round if Crystal Palace win at Wembley on 21 May.HOW MANCHESTER UNITED CAN STILL COMPLETELY RUIN LIVERPOOL’S SEASONThe club who finishes seventh would qualify for the Europa League third qualifying round if Manchester United win the FA Cup. Eighth, meanwhile, cannot qualify.There could be a scenario where West Ham and Liverpool finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored. In this case, a play-off could be needed to determine which team qualifies for the Europa League. 4 4 4 Similarly, Manchester City and Manchester United still have a battle of their own. United threw away the chance to leapfrog City into fourth with defeat to the Hammers mid-week, keeping two points between the duo.It’s not all over, though, as a Citizens defeat and a Red Devils victory would see the latter steal fourth spot, thereby qualifying for the play-off qualifying round for the Champions League. There’s still much at stake for a number of clubs on the final day of the Premier League season.What we do know for certain is Leicester City are champions, and Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa have been relegated.But other matters are yet to be confirmed.Arsenal can still finish second if they beat Villa and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur lose to Newcastle at St James’ Park.Just two points separate the pair, so the Gunners must do their job and hope Spurs drop three points to end the season as runners-up to Leicester. 4 The battle for supremacy between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur goes to the last day of the campaign Of course though, if Liverpool are to win the Europa League final they would qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, with potentially five teams from England’s top flight appearing in the elite European competition next season.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE IN FULLlast_img read more

THREE DONEGAL PLAYERS NOMINATED IN LADIES FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

first_imgGeraldine in action against Cavan today. Pic Gabrielle GallagherTHREE of Donegal’s Ulster Championship-winning ladies team  have been nominated for TG4 All Stars.Defenders Ciara Hegarty and Treasa Doherty and forward Geraldine McLaughlin are among the 45 on the short-list.All Ireland Finalists, Cork and Dublin are both well represented in the short list with the TG4 All Ireland Champions receiving 11 nominations whilst Dublin have 10 players nominated. Galway and Kerry both receive 5 nominations each with Monaghan and Donegal receiving three each. THREE DONEGAL PLAYERS NOMINATED IN LADIES FOOTBALL ALL-STARS was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalTG4 All Starslast_img read more

Memorial service honors Parks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Winfrey, who was born in Mississippi during segregation, said Parks’ stand “changed the trajectory of my life and the lives of so many other people in the world.” Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson of the African Methodist Episcopal Church called Parks a “woman of quiet strength” who was “noble without pretense, regal in her simplicity, courageous without being bombastic.” Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said Parks’ refusal to give up her seat “was the functional equivalent of a nonviolent shot heard round the world.” “She saw the inherent evil in segregation and she had the courage to fight it in its common place, a seat on a bus,” said Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. At the end of the service, the audience joined hands and sang the civil-rights anthem “We Shall Overcome.” Mourners reached into the aisle to touch her casket as it was wheeled out of the church. Afterward, Parks’ casket was flown to Detroit , where a viewing began at mid-evening at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Former President Clinton and singer Aretha Franklin were scheduled to attend her funeral Wednesday. Her memorial brought together leaders of both parties, from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. The choir led the crowd in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” President George W. Bush, who presented a wreath Sunday night at a Capitol Hill ceremony, ordered the U.S. flag flown at half-staff over all public buildings Wednesday, the day of Parks’ funeral in Detroit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Linking hands and singing “We Shall Overcome,” old friends and Washington’s establishment remembered Rosa Parks on Monday as a quiet, gentle woman whose courage in the face of segregation helped inspire generations. An overflow church crowd paid tribute to the woman whose refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus 50 years ago helped galvanize the modern civil-rights movement. The two-day farewell and “homegoing” in Washington also attracted tens of thousands who stood for hours for a glimpse of Parks’ mahogany coffin in the Capitol Rotunda. In a three-hour memorial service at historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Parks was celebrated by political, religious and civil-rights leaders and other luminaries who spoke of the example she set with a simple act of defiance. “I would not be standing here today, nor standing where I stand every day, had she not chosen to sit down,” said talk show host Oprah Winfrey. “I know that.” last_img read more

Hull v Chelsea: Luis starts for Blues

first_imgFilipe Luis gets the nod for Chelsea at left-back against Hull, with Cesar Azpilicueta among the Blues substitutes along with youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Ramires also starts. Hull are without the injured Nikica Jelavic and the suspended Tom Huddlestone.Hull: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady, Robertson, Meyler, Livermore, Ramírez, Hernández, N’Doye.Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Davies, Quinn, Brady, Sagbo, Aluko. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Fabregas, Matic; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Cuadrado, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Warriors report: Champs trying to find an offensive flow

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up practice Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s matchup against the Mavericks.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session.The champs are trying to improve ball movement.After the Warriors’ 108-103 loss to the Jazz Monday evening, Warriors coach Steve Kerr criticized the team’s lack of ball movement. While the Warriors rank fourth in the league in passes per game (309.8) and first (27.6) assists per game, they’ve been averaging just 289.5 passes …last_img