PH sports ‘darlings’ take on hosts in women’s volleyball

first_img“We have a very strong team,” said head coach Francis Vicente. “This is the best we got. I hope we beat Malaysia and come up with a strong start.”Two years ago in Singapore, the Philippines scored straight sets win against Malaysia. But this time, the Filipinos will have to deal with the hometown crowd as well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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) Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines will take on Vietnam next in the group stage before going up against either Indonesia or Thailand in the sudden-death semifinals.The country last won a gold in 1993 with a team composed of Nene Ybanez-Chavez. During the 2005 Games in Manila, the Philippines wound up third—the last time the country won a medal in the sport.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team, the delegation sweethearts, begins its long and arduous trek to the podium Thursday when it faces host Malaysia at 2 p.m. in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at MITEC Hall 11.The team is composed of the A-list stars of a sport whose popularity has been skyrocketing and boasts months of training that sent them to Japan and Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We have to play with toughness and intensity,” said Vicente, who is eyeing at least a podium finish for the team that just last week finished eighth in the Asian Championships.In the Asians, the Philippines beat Vietnam and Hong Kong, banking on a newfound chemistry among superstars Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Jaja Santiago and team captain Mika Reyes. What’s in store for your animal sign this year Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s end View commentslast_img read more

Ex-PBA player Joey Mente passes away at 42

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones,” said Alapag through his Twitter account.The 5-foot-9 Mente made his name through his high-flying athleticism, winning the 2001 Slam Dunk contest.“Rest in paradise Joey Ments. It will always be memorable for me competing against you, your flare and sportsmanship helped pave the way for others,” said Allado in a tweet.“Rest in Peace Joey ‘Kuryente’ Mente!” posted PBA legend Vince Hizon on his Facebook page.“Sad to hear the news of the death of a friend and fellow basketball player idol Joey Mente,” said Mark Andaya. “Few years back, I was just playing against him. He aged but he is a healthy dude, ‘til he got sick.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIEScenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Asian Games: Guiao slams choice of Hong Kong referee in loss to China Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Former PBA player Joey Mente passed away Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 42.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Mente, who played in the PBA from 2001 to 2008 with San Miguel and Welcoat, now Rain or Shine, was fondly remembered by his fellow players in the league.Jimmy Alapag, Don Allado, coach Allan Gregorio, and Vince Hizon were among those who expressed their sadness and sympathy through their respective social media accounts. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Taxi driver shot dead after refusing to transport passenger

first_imgA man who operates his vehicle as a taxi at Puruni Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) was on Saturday evening shot dead after he refused to transport the suspect to his destination.The identity of the dead man is yet to be confirmed by the Police, but according to F Division (interior Locations) Commander Kevin Adonis, the incident was reported and a team of investigators travelled into the area on Sunday morning to launch a probe.He added that owing to the water level, the ranks took more time to reach the area than expected, noting the telephone connectivity was lacking. He stated that once information became available, it would be disseminated to the public.Moreso, he could not verify whether or not the suspect was arrested. Based on information reaching Guyana Times, the suspect whose name was given as “Bean” approached the now dead man and requested to be taken to a location a short distance away.However, the driver refused and this angered the suspect, so an argument ensued. It was during the argument, the suspect whipped out a reportedly unlicensed firearm and discharged a round, hitting the driver. Upon hearing the gunshot, people in the area rushed to the scene where they saw the driver in a pool of blood in his vehicle.He subsequently died. It was reported that the suspect was previously placed before the court charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.last_img read more

Library allies push Measure L

first_imgCommittee members have several arguments to convince residents a new library is needed. “Our students don’t have an adequate library to do research for school,” said Gail LaBau, library board president and a teacher at Santa Fe Middle School. Some students use the Arcadia and Pasadena libraries, she said, but not all students can get to those facilities. “The current library was built when the city’s population was about 15,000,” she said. “It’s around 40,000 now, and we’re still using the same library.” Room is so scarce, participants in the literacy program often have to meet outside on park benches, she said. “A library is the intellectual center of a city,” said Jim Spring, a committee member, “and Monrovia’s is not adequate.” “Monrovia is such a wonderful place to live,” added Kathy Knudsen, library board vice president. “A library is the cultural center of the city. Ours needs to be improved and upgraded. It’s something everybody can use. Our current circulation is 110,000 books.” Schamadan said they will stage a final phone blitz March 4 and 5. They had 500 “Yes on Measure L” yard signs printed and have less than 100 left. Committee members will be at the high school for Founders Night on Tuesday, and will have a table at the March 2 family festival. Of Monrovia’s nearly 40,000 residents, 17,284 are registered voters, of whom 3,912 voted in the 2005 municipal election. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONROVIA – The Yes on Measure L Committee, established to win approval for the measure to build a new library, is heading into the final weeks before the March 6 vote full of confidence. Charlotte Schamadan, committee chair, said she’s encountered only two negative responses during phone calls to residents. “And they notified me via e-mail that they had changed their minds and now supported the measure,” she said. Measure L’s parcel tax would raise about $15.5 million to replace the city’s 14,000- square-foot library, which is more than 50 years old, with a 28,000-square-foot facility in Library Park, site of the current library. The library has more than 120,000 volumes, but only 50,000 can be displayed. The building can’t support additional computer stations, has one toilet each for men and women, and the roof, heating and air conditioning need constant repairs. The City Council voted in December to place the measure on the March ballot. Prior to that, they paid for a telephone survey that found 51percent of voters definitely support the tax, 16 percent would probably support it, 4 percent are undecided but leaning toward support, while 16 percent definitely oppose it. The committee had only eight weeks to campaign for the measure. They used phone calls, yard signs, banners, brochures and solicitation letters to reach out to voters. They sent out 400 solicitation letters, Schamadan said, got a 25 percent response and raised $11,675, enough to finance the campaign. The biggest expense, $7,000, has been for postage, she said. last_img read more

‘He’s just getting better and better’ – talkSPORT presenters tip Eden Hazard for player of the year

first_imgThe end of season awards are almost upon us, as the players decide who to crown the Premier League’s top dog.We asked some of talkSPORT’s presenters, all former top players themselves, who they would vote for as their player of the year…Dietmar Hamann: “My player of the year is Eden Hazard. He’s been by far the best player in the Premier League and he’s one of the big reasons why Chelsea are so far ahead at the moment.”Danny Murphy: “Eden Hazard. He’s been Chelsea’s best player, which is a plaudit in itself, and has been the one who has been consistently as his best. He’s a match-winner, he has the ability to beat people and to score goals. He’s been the outstanding player in the Premier League this season and just seems to be getting better and better.”Michael Gray: “This was a very close contest with Harry Kane, but it’s got to be Eden Hazard. What a season he’s had. Could he get any better from last season? Yes, he’s proved he can. He’s playing for the team that looks like they will be Premier League champions and that’s down to the form he’s shown throughout the season. His consistency levels just get higher and higher.”Alan Brazil: “One or two come to mind but I think Chelsea will be champions, so it has to be a Chelsea player and that man for me is Eden Hazard. He has been superb. He went through a funny little spell when Jose [Mourinho] said he wasn’t working hard enough, but now he’s a revelation. The way he runs at defenders scares the living daylights out of people and he’s my player of the year.”last_img read more

Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior San Manuel Casino Trip, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. Call (818) 340-2633. Cost $5. Chinese American Pioneers Photography Exhibit through May 31, Los Angeles Public Library, Chinatown Branch, 639 N. Hill St. Free. Library hours Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tue.-Thu. noon-8 p.m., Fri.Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (213) 620-0925. Panorama City Neighborhood Council will meet, 6:30 p.m., Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd. Call (818) 374-9895. Holy Family Grade School will perform “Music from the Groovy 70s” Concert, 7-9 p.m., Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. Tickets $8. Call (818) 548-2147. Korean Movie Screening, 7 p.m., Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. Call (323) 936-7141. Movies shown with subtitles. British New Wave Film Festival, through Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday 6:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets $6-$9. Call (323) 466-FILM. College of the Canyons Spring Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets $10 adults, $5 seniors/students w/I.D. Call (661) 362-5304. “The King and I” through July 8, Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Glendale Central Theatre, 324 N. Orange Ave. Tickets $19-23. Call (818) 244-8481. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

GAA NOTES: GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgBuaiteoiri Club 100€400 Séan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Bothair an Screabán.€250 Hughie B Ó Dochartaigh, Machaire Clochair.€150 Deaglan Ó Baoill, Bothair na Trá.€100 John Tom Duibhir, Luinniagh.€100 Eugene Hamer, Mín an Iolair.GAA NOTES: GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:NÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: GREENE MACHINE PROPELS KEADUE TO VICTORY OVER CURRAGH ATHLETIC

first_imgDiego Costa doppelganger Conor Greene (left) pictured with teammate Chris Greene.Diego Costa lookalike Conor Greene showed he has more similarities than just looks with the Chelsea striker with an instinctive second-half double against Curragh Athletic last night.Greene was sprung from the bench by Keadue manager Brendan Boyle with the game level at 1-1 with half an hour to go.Greene’s introduction proved to be the difference between the two sides in an evenly contested game. Greene helped himself to a brace with two excellent finishes and in truth could have had a couple more.Curragh desperately needed the points to ensure they consolidate their position in the league, but Neil Lloyd’s side were guilty of missing a whole host of good chances.Keadue Rovers goalkeeper Ciaran Sharkey was also in inspired form and produced a series of vital blocks and saves to keep the lively Calvin Bradley at bay.Keadue opened the scoring when Shaun ‘The Yank’ Boyle capitalized on some hesitant defending by the Curragh defence. Boyle showed great composure and finished superbly to give Keadue the lead.Former Finn Harps players Neil Lloyd and Patrick Bonner were having a good battle in midfield and both showed their class throughout with both trying to dictate play and start attacks for their respective sides.Curragh played some very neat passing football and deservedly equalised early into the second-half after Keadue failed to deal with a set-piece that was swung into the box.However, Conor COSTA Greene was introduced and he turned the tide for Boyle’s charges with a deadly double.Curragh showed last night that they have enough quality to stay in the league but know they need to be more clinical in the last third. SOCCER NEWS: GREENE MACHINE PROPELS KEADUE TO VICTORY OVER CURRAGH ATHLETIC was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Conor GreeneCurragh AthleticKeadue RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

DDTV VIDEO: LETTERKENNY’S FIRST EVER BASKETBALL LEAGUE LAUNCHED!

first_imgThe vision of Letterkenny man Mark Cannon will become a realty this summer as the Cathedral town hosts its first ever basketball summer league, bringing together six team over six weeks all in the name of basketball.Set up exclusively using the medium of Facebook, Mark attracted 42 players from all corners of Donegal, some of whom had never met or previously played together. And last week they all turned up at Aura Sports Complex in Letterkenny to launch the town’s first summer league. There are players from Inishowen, Milford, Donegal Town, Letterkenny, Gweedore, Derry and indeed many different nationalities who are all taking part in the quest to win the title of Summer League Champions.Mark Cannon says he is surprised at how his idea has resonated with so many people.. “I wanted to get a small league started for the early summer months but I didn’t expect a call on Facebook to deliver 42 players in a few short weeks. The league creates an opportunity for players from different teams in the county to come together for the love of basketball!” Letterkenny has a strong basketball fraternity and in fact many players are already involved in Blaze Basketball Club which has been hailed as one of the town’s growing clubs for young and old.Two local businesses, Edwin Foley & Co Chartered Accountants and JK Sullivan Design have come in behind Mark and supported the event so impressed were they with Mark’s initiative and ambition to do something positive for the town. “It is people like Mark Cannon, that provide us with great examples of leadership through his can-do attitude and getting out there and doing something positive – and that quality is essential not only in sport but also in business.” Edwin Foley.Enthused by the initial reaction Edwin Foley says, “by working together and having a true belief in our own ability, we are confident that the very first Letterkenny Summer League will evolve into something bigger and better which could have a positive impact on the lives of future young aspiring basketball players.”Keep up with all the action on the Letterkenny Summer League Facebook page for updates reading stats, results, weekly predictions and even some game commentary. A free booklet containing details of teams, fixtures, etc can also be downloaded at: www.edwinfoley.ie/Letterkenny-Summerleague.DDTV VIDEO: LETTERKENNY’S FIRST EVER BASKETBALL LEAGUE LAUNCHED! was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Letterkenny basketball summer leaguelast_img read more

EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL GOES OUT WITH A GLOBAL VILLAGE BANG

first_imgLots of fun for the whole family at Global Village GatheringAmongst the many, many free events taking place during this year’s 25th Earagail Arts Festival in County Donegal, the Global Village Gathering will be a huge day out filled with fun for all the family.This year’s Global Village will celebrate the year of the Gathering over two days at the Letterkenny Town Park on the final weekend of the festival, July 20 and 21. The Global Village will be set in and around this year’s beautiful black and silver Festival Big Top Circus tent in the town park where the ever popular Inishowen Carnival Group, who have a strong relationship with Earagail Arts, will host their Magical Garden.Some of the highlights during the two days include American comedian and street performer Jonathan Burns.Over the past ten years Burns’ hilarious talents have taken him to over 250 college campuses across the United States and the world. He has also performed stunts on The Jay Leno Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.Also performing at the Global Village will be Belfast’s wonderful Tumble Circus who will show off their fantastic world of circus skills. The members of Tumble Circus always wanted to run away and join the circus – instead they created their own. Music will come from The New Rope String Band on the two days with the unique brand of comedy and music, and there will be lots more.There will be lots of entertainment for kids and the whole family, but there will also be plenty to do for adults, including free yoga and tai chi classes.The Global Village Gathering will take place in and around the Festival Big Top Circus at Letterkenny Town Park on July 20 and 21 from 12noon to 5pm.Tickets priced free (tent shows individually priced) available in person and over the phone at the festival box office at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny tel. +353 (0) 74 9120777 or via the website www.eaf.ie (Booking fees apply).EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL GOES OUT WITH A GLOBAL VILLAGE BANG was last modified: July 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL GOES OUT WITH A GLOBAL VILLAGE BANGlast_img read more