Month: January 2020

  • American Pharoah poised for more history

    first_img The Boss On this day, though, Pharoah will be The Boss. “We have a legend here with American Pharoah,” says Dennis Drazen, a management consultant to the track. “People are going to be talking about being there the day American Pharoah ran at Monmouth Park in the Haskell.” Thrilled to have American Pharoah, track officials this week boosted the total purse of the race by $750,000 to a record $1.75 million. The winner’s share is $1.1 million. A record crowd approaching 60,000 is expected. A three-day “Pharoah Phan Phestival” began on Friday, with giveaways, contests and a chance for fans to watch American Pharoah on his morning gallops. About 5,000 showed up Friday. The Triple Crown winner is the overwhelming 1-5 favourite in an eight-horse field going 11/8 miles. “He has so many fans,” says trainer Bob Baffert, who said his wife, Jill, told him that a little TV was tuned in to the Belmont at the beauty salon she goes to in Beverly Hills, California. “There’s people in front of his barn in the mornings and people watching him gallop and cheering for him every time. It’s fun to really share him with the fans.” From the moment American Pharoah won the Belmont, Zayat hasn’t wavered in his desire to keep racing his prized horse – even though he’s sold the breeding rights for what could be as much as $30 million, with a stud fee that could be in the $100,000 range. NEW JERSEY (AP): From a beauty salon in Beverly Hills to an intersection in Zurich, people are talking about American Pharoah. Derek Jeter. Carrie Underwood. Drew Brees. Even Cheech and Chong. All have chatted up either the owner, trainer or jockey of American Pharoah in the weeks after the horse became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. “He’s captured the imagination of the nation,” says Ahmed Zayat, the effusive Egyptian owner who travels the world on business and resides in Teaneck, New Jersey. “More than just a nation, if I dare say.” Today, American Pharoah returns to the races in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, the Jersey Shore track a few furlongs from the home of rocker Bruce Springsteen, whose classic Born to Run has become the Haskell pre-race anthem.last_img read more

  • Gayle, Russell named in Windies T20 squad

    first_img TOP PLAYERS Only recently, he blasted a 12-ball half-century in the Big Bash to equal the record for the fastest ever fifty in T20s. Russell, meanwhile, has become one of the most sought-after T20 players and last year plied his trade in the Indian Premier League, South Africa’s Ram Slam, the Caribbean Premier League, the Bangladesh Premier League, and the Big Bash. He emerged as one of the leading players for Sydney Thunder as they wrapped up the BBL title last week, scoring 185 runs at a strike rate of 186 while taking 16 wickets with his pace bowling. The Windies squad also sees the return of combative left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, who has not played for West Indies since last April after being dropped following England’s Test tour of the Caribbean. Benn, 34, had an outstanding campaign with the ball in the Regional Super50 which wrapped up on Sunday in Trinidad and Tobago, taking 15 wickets to be the tournament’s leading bowler. All-rounder Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to the T20 World Cup title four years go in Sri Lanka and into the semi-finals in Bangladesh in 2014, has been re-appointed skipper. West Indies are set to play in Group One alongside reigning champions Sri Lanka, South Africa, England and yet-to-be determined qualifier. WEST INDIES – Darren Sammy (captain), Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Keiron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Sunil Narine, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Andre Russell. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Batting sensation Chris Gayle and all-rounder Andre Russell have both been included in the 15-man West Indies squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in India. Some media reports yesterday announced the squad without Gayle and Russell, sparking some speculation on social media, but CMC Sports understands that the Jamaican pair is definitely part of the Windies campaign for the March 8 to April 3 tournament. The squad, which is yet to be named officially by the West Indies Cricket Board, includes embattled off-spinner Sunil Narine, who is currently banned from bowling internationally. However, Narine is expected to undergo testing on his action at Loughborough University in England next month, before confirming his spot on the side. All eyes will be on Gayle, however, especially after he sparked controversy during the recent Australia Big Bash with his now infamous ‘Don’t blush, baby’ live television interview, where he appeared to openly flirt with Channel Ten’s Mel McLaughlin. The 36-year-old left-hander has played in every T20 World Cup since the inaugural tournament in South Africa eight years ago, when he announced himself in the format with a stunning hundred against the hosts in Johannesburg. He has since become arguably the most valued commodity on the global T20 circuit, and his presence will ensure West Indies will be installed as one of the early favourites.last_img read more

  • Supreme Court rules in favour of Tennis Ja

    first_imgThe Supreme Court of Jamaica has dismissed an application made last Friday for interim injunctions against Tennis Jamaica brought by one of its members, Joseph Dibbs, to restrain the holding of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM).The EGM which was scheduled for yesterday was postponed by the board of Tennis Jamaica at a special emergency meeting on Monday shortly after the ruling was made. According to a release from Tennis Jamaica a new date for the EGM will be announced shortly. The meeting was postponed, the release said, to allow members to be apprised of the situation and to participate fully in the process of selecting a new administration.The injunctions were sought in a claim which was seeking, among other things, a determination that John Azar was duly and validly elected president of Tennis Jamaica arising out of the annual general meeting of Tennis Jamaica held on November 19 last year.last_img read more

  • Jamaica face Canada in Under-17 friendlies

    first_imgThe Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has finalised plans for two friendly international games between Jamaica’s Under-17 and Canada’s Under-17 team here later this month.Following on the heels of two friendly games against the United States of America (USA), which Jamaica lost 3-0 on November 2 and 4-0 on November 6, the Jamaicans will continue preparation for the CONCACAF Under-17 tournament next year that serves as a FIFA World Cup Under-17 qualification.A release from the JFF stated that: “President of the Jamaica Football Federation Captain Horace Burrell is pleased to announce that in keeping with the federation’s commitment to give quality preparation opportunities to the National Under-17 team, Canada’s National Under-17 men’s team will be in Jamaica November 25-29 for two practice games.”The two teams will play at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon on Sunday, November 27 and Winchester Park, St George’s College, on November 29.”These games follow on the recent two international games involving the USA Under 17 team which allowed the technical staff to see the Jamaican team against quality opposition as they prepare for the CONCACAF round of qualifiers to be held in April 2017,” the release concluded.Jamaica’s national Under-17 head coach Andrew Edwards says that he is looking forward to what he expects to be tough games against Canada.”We know that Canada is another tough opposition. they are not as good as the USA team, but they have a good programme and resources, so we are looking forward to both games,” Edwards told The Gleaner yesterday.”It is important to show better results than those against USA recently. The results are always a good morale boost, but we always have aims and objectives for these friendly games,” he also said.Edwards indicated that there won’t be a lot of changes for the upcoming friendly games against Canada. “We may be looking at a few new players but not a lot for the games.”Meanwhile, the Canada soccer men’s national Under-17 coach Paul Stalteri says it will be two good games for his team.”These will be two good international matches against a team we watched in (Caribbean) qualifying earlier this year,” said Stalteri on their website. “They are a typical Jamaican team: fast, strong, and physical. We will need to adapt quickly in a hot environment.”last_img read more

  • WATCH: Tennis fan yelling advice gets invite to play, puts on Kim Clijster’s skirt

    first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Tennis fan Chris Quinn yelled from the stands that she should try a body serve, which is when the ball is served toward’s the opponent’s body. Quinn is the captain of a tennis club in his home country of Ireland.An incredulous Clijsters then called him down to try it out, to the roaring laughter and applause of the crowd.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’Spanish tennis star Conchita Martinez handed him her racket so he could play. But Quinn, who was garbed in a Green Lantern shirt and blue shorts, still had to abide by Wimbledon regulations which stipulate that players must be in all-white attires.Clijsters grabbed a spare white skirt in her bag and put it on Quinn even if he initially hesitated. The skirt was a perfect fit. LATEST STORIES View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Standhardinger: Playing in the PBA is an option 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano After he changed into an athletic white shirt, Clijsters offered an expert serve to him—to which the Irishman was able to return. Though it was a high volley, the ball went over the net.Watch the video here:Clijsters and Quinn were friendly afterwards and even exchanged tweets. Quinn said his three daughters were huge fans of the Belgian tennis legend:You were awesome! Nice meeting you Chris ! :-)— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) July 15, 2017ADVERTISEMENT For his bravery, the daring fan got to keep the former number-one-ranked player’s skirt. He said on Twitter that he would be auctioning it off and proceeds will go to charity. JBRELATED STORIES:Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tearsNeymar fan caught in laundry room of Olympic team hotelIs Muguruza heir to Williams sisters?Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Image: Youtube/WimbledonBelgian former tennis pro Kim Clijsters put meaning to the phrase “show, don’t tell” when she invited a fan down to play in Wimbledon’s invitation doubles.Given that the invitation doubles is one of the more laid-back parts of the tournament, the four-time Grand Slam champion asked the audience for advice on how to serve.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradelast_img read more

  • Durham wants no letup from No. 1 Bolts heading into playoffs

    first_imgView comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It feels good, but they don’t give you trophies for being number one in the regular season,” he said after the Bolts’ 104-101 victory over San Miguel Beer on Sunday.Durham said Meralco’s performance against the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen was a good gauge to see how far last year’s runner-up can go in the playoffs, especially after trailing by 18 points midway through the third quarter before eking out the victory.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“We knew that if we wanted any chance to win, we’re gonna have to play all 48 minutes. That’s what we did tonight. We started slow but we just stayed with it and kept grinding, that’s just the type of team that we are,” he said.Durham fired 35 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, and two blocks in the victory and the 29-year-old big man feels it would take more from him and the rest of his teammates if they want to win the franchise’s first-ever PBA title. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ PBA IMAGESTopping the eliminations is not a cause for celebration for Allen Durham.Meralco claimed the top seed in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup with a 9-2 card but the reigning Best Import said that his team shouldn’t rest on its laurels going forward.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “We got to keep doing work and we have a number one goal in mind and that’s to be champs. We got to get back to work tomorrow,” he said. “If you wanna be a champion at anything, it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be games like this in the playoffs and we just got to play defense and keep going.”Meralco faces Blackwater on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pingris wants showdown with Ginebra in playoffs Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

  • Lady Tams book last semis trip

    first_imgFar Eastern University bucked Lyceum’s gutsy stand as it rallied for an 18-25, 28-26, 25-15, 25-17 win and clinch the last semifinal berth in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tams ended the elimination round at 4-1 to wound up second behind unbeaten Group A topnotcher National U Lady Bulldogs (5-0).ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Red Lions want to feast on Altas; JRU vs Benilde In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson They also dashed the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ (3-2) hopes for a playoff for the other Final Four seat.For a while, Ateneo stood a chance as Lyceum stunned a listless FEU side in the opening frame. The Lady Pirates likewise fought back from huge deficits in the second to force a deuce, only to yield with late miscues.That enabled the Lady Tams to equalize and regroup to cruise to the next stage against Group B topnotcher Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNU will tangle with Group B No. 2 Arellano at the start of the best-of-three semifinals on Wednesday.In the nightcap, Adamson outlasted San Beda, 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 15-11, to sweep the Group B elimination.Earlier, NU survived St. Benilde, 25-27, 29-27, 25-19, 16-25, 15-11, to clinch the last semifinal berth in the men’s division. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

  • No Hayward, no Thomas, plenty for Celtics, Cavs to play for

    first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lakers’ Ball, Lopez cleared for practice return from injury 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “They’re the team to beat. Everybody knows that,” Stevens said. “They haven’t even had Isaiah yet, and we all know how special he is.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Boston’s top free agent acquisition last summer, Hayward went down in a heap in the first quarter of the first game and is expected to be lost for the season. The gruesome injury cast a pall on the opener and upended the Celtics’ plans to supplant the Cavaliers as Eastern Conference champions.“It was the first game of the season,” forward Jaylen Brown said. “When Gordon went down, it was a traumatic moment for everybody.”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 folkBut the game — and the season — went on.The demoralized Celtics erased an 18-point, third-quarter deficit in the opener before losing by three. After falling to 0-2 with a loss in their home opener, they ran off 18 wins in a row, and now enter the new year 30-10. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This team’s really getting after it, really playing well,” Al Horford said. “We never expected this after Gordon going down. It’s really a good surprise.”Boston held a four-game lead over Cleveland in the race for the conference’s No. 1 seed, pending the Cavaliers’ matchup with Portland on Tuesday night, when former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was scheduled to make his season debut after missing the first seven weeks with a hip injury.“He’s a special guy,” Stevens said. “It’s great to see him back on the court tonight.”Thomas is not expected to play on back-to-back nights this early in his return. Celtics spokesman Christian Megliola said there would be no tribute video for Thomas “at his request”; Thomas said on Twitter that he wanted to hold off until he was ready to play, and have his family there.The team will honor Thomas some other time, Megliola said. The Cavaliers also visit on Feb. 11, a night that has been set aside to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34. The teams have met in the playoffs two of the last three years, and are the favorites to match up in the conference finals for the second straight year.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics shake hands after a Cavaliers 102-99 victory at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPWALTHAM, Mass. — When Brad Stevens studied the video of Boston’s last game against Cleveland, he skipped over a handful of plays and put the sound on mute.“I didn’t want to watch the injury or what happened after it,” the Celtics coach said on Tuesday, a day before his team was to play the Cavaliers for the first time since Gordon Hayward broke his leg in the season opener. “I just didn’t want to rehash that moment, obviously.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • ‘Everybody’s team’: Tigresses ready to operate without Laure, says Reyes

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We don’t even talk about EJ’s absence because the team can still operate without her,” said Reyes in Filipino Tuesday at UST’s Quadricentenntial Pavilion. “This is not EJ’s team, it’s everybody’s team, this is team UST.”“Now where will we get 17, 16 points per game? That’s where we’re concentrating now, Sisi [Rondina] or Dimdim [Pacres] can at least take care of the 10, and the remaining will be up to the other players.”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 folkAs for Laure’s open hitter position, third-year substitute Carla Sandoval will be taking the mantle.Reyes said the team’s trip to Thailand and their inclusion during the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix will eventually help them in the UAAP. MOST READ UST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes already had his bases covered the moment star hitter EJ Laure told him she would be sitting out the 80th season of the UAAP.With a chronic shoulder injury forcing her to miss this year’s women’s volleyball tournament, Laure will leave a big hole in the Tigresses office but Reyes is unfazed by the absence of his top scorer.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “As for the position, Carla is there,” said Reyes. “Hopefully she’s matured enough after we played in the Uni Games, PSL, and in Thailand. This is the reality; she has to be there because EJ’s not here. That’s my motivational thought for her.”Reyes also insisted that it’s only Laure’s injury that kept her from the team’s lineup, and not because of speculations that the fourth-year hitter is sitting this season out so she can play with younger her sister Eya in Season 81 .“When we talked around Christmas time, EJ told me that it was a chronic shoulder injury, so that’s where we’re at right now,” said Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Chung’s stunning run continues into Australian Open semis View commentslast_img read more

  • UAAP volleyball: Ateneo still on a roll, survives Adamson in 5 sets

    first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Tolentino also finished in double digits for the Lady Eagles with 10 points.Soyud had 19 points to lead Adamson while Jema Galanza added 12 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I think we really showed that we are capable of outing up a fight, compared to the other games we played,” said Madayag in Filipino. “The scores were really close and the young players really stepped up today.”“We’re slowly improving and slowly getting our game back.”Right before Madayag and Tolentino did their damage, it was sophomore Jules Samonte who carried Ateneo.Samonte first punished Adamson skipper Jema Galanza with a through-the-block kill for Ateneo’s 11-8 lead in the deciding set then followed it up with another kill this time on Lea Perez for the 12-9 margin.Jhoana Maraguinot paced Ateneo with 15 points while Madayag and Samonte added 14 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Lady Falcons have now lost two straight and dropped to sixth with a 2-3 card.Although Ateneo failed to gain momentum midway through the fifth set, its two leaders came up big in the clutch.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 folkKat Tolentino scored two straight points, first a kill then a block on Eli Soyud, to give the Lady Eagles a 14-10 lead right before captain Maddie Madayag denied Chiara Permentilla for the match’s final point.This was the first time Ateneo’s played in a match that reached five sets this season. Ravena, Alas to play bigger roles for Gilas in Castro’s absence Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo continued its steady climb after overcoming Adamson University, 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles streaked to their third straight win for the sole possession of the third seed with a 3-2 record, half-a-game ahead of University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more