NPFL: Rangers Dethrone MFM FC from Summit of Group A

first_imgMFM will further go down if Lobi Stars triumph over Sunshine Stars in a rescheduled match in Akure today.Two goals within three minutes through Ifeanyi George’s in the 25th minute and Godwin Aguda gave Rangers a two-goal lead at the interval.But Ebenezer Odeyemi reduces the tally in the 65th minute, capitalising on a defensive slip.Rangers however hold their nerves till the final whistle to run out of the Kwara State capital with maximum three points in the kitty.The AITEO Federation Cup champions have been on a steady rise in the domestic league since exiting the continent CAF Confederation Cup tournament last month, chalking up valuable points at home and on the road that have now seen the ‘Oriental Landlords’ move up the Group A log to the top even with three outstanding games to spare.Ifeanyi Egwim, the attacking sensation of Rangers who fractured his leg in the last match of the trophy winning squad of 2016 got few minutes appearance.He was full of praises for the Enugu State government, management and coaches of Rangers for his treatment and rehabilitation.“This was a very emotional moment for me. To be back on the pitch playing competitive football after over two years on the treatment table, is very emotional and I thank everybody that made it happen and above all I thank God for His grace in today’s match where we earned our first victory on away soil.”Also speaking on the victory, Coach Olugbenga Ogunbote said: “We give God all the glory for this first victory on the road. I equally commend my players for their doggedness and determination shown during the match while also thanking the government of Enugu State as well as management and supporters of the club for their belief in what we are doing.“It was not an easy match as our opponent came all out in the second half but we showed maturity to contain them,” observed the coach.Ogunbote however stressed that Rangers was now on course despite the slow start to the season. “Our target at the start of the season is on cause as we aim for a top three finish and finish well at the end of the season top six play-off.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeRangers International defeated Kwara United 2-1 Wednesday in a rescheduled Match-day 6 in Ilorin to go on top of Group A of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The Enugu landlords now have 24 points from 11 matches.The Flying Antelopes, who are now one point ahead of the Lagos side, still have three outstanding matches – one at home against defending champions Lobi Stars, and the other two versus Rivers United and Bendel Insurance. Rangers’ Solomon Okpako and Akpos Adubi challenging Ebenezer Odeyemi of Kwara United during the rescheduled Match-day 6 clash in Ilorinlast_img read more

Marcelo Suspension Reduced

first_imgThe Spanish Football Association appeal committee have reduced Marcelo’s two match suspension to one match for kicking out at Levante’s midfielder Jefferson Lerma.Marcelo, who captained Real in the game, saw red in the dying minutes of Real Madrid’s frustrating 1-1 draw at home against Levante.The 29-year-old Brazilian will only miss Real Madrid’s trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday.Cristiano Ronaldo will also not feature in the Anoeta visit as he serves the final game of his five match ban.19-year-old Theo Hernandez, who joined Real from city rivals Atletico, is set to replace the Brazilian at left back. RelatedSergio Ramos Admits Fault In Real Madrid’s WoesMarch 11, 2019In “Spain”Sergio Ramos’ Mentor? The Man With The Most Red Cards Before Real Madrid’s Skipper Broke His RecordFebruary 17, 2019In “Europe”Another Real Madrid Star Accused Of Tax Fraud!October 17, 2017In “Lifestyle”last_img read more

SBC’s guide to the World Cup group stage

first_imgShare Submit Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon The much anticipated Russian World Cup kicks off imminently, opening the floodgates to a plethora of group stage football. The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will host what’s sure to be a spectacular opening ceremony, raising the curtain to a feast of football, as 32 nations battle for a place in the coveted knockout stages of football’s showpiece event. The tournament kicks off with the unfancied hosts taking on minnows Saudi Arabia, in a group lacking in star power, but boasting value when it comes to intrigue. Emphasising this, Head of Compilation at Abelson Info, Jeevan Jeyaratnam revealed that the group game arouses the most interest from him is the second round tie between Russia v Egypt. “I am heavily opposing the Russians on their own patch, they are a dreadful side and have been for years. I fully expect them to have failed to take maximum points in the opener v Saudi Arabia and be forced to approach this game needing a victory. The Egyptians should have Mo Salah available and he could run the ancient Russian defence ragged. “It reeks of jingoism that the ethnically German centre-back, Roman Neustadter, was omitted from the final squad. Indeed, the other ‘German’ player included in the provisional squad, Konstantin Rausch, was also left out. The inclusion of Brazilian born defender Mario Fernandes is the only defence against what could have been seen as a deeply worrying nationalist agenda. “Whatever the reasons, it looks lunacy to line-up with a defence including 38-year-old Sergei Ignashevich. He has never excelled in the pace department, but now in his 39th year, he looks particularly pedestrian. If he starts, he will be targeted.”Outlining how Russian vulnerabilities could lead to elevated excitement from an otherwise underwhelming Group A, he continued: “If Russia do struggle in the opening game, the atmosphere in St Petersburg for the Egypt game will be smouldering, the pressure on the home side will be immense and that could play into the hands of the welcoming Pharaohs. Incidentally, if Russia do exit at the group stage the impact on the rest of the tournament could be incendiary.”The feeling that the current Russian side is lacking in quality, is one that’s echoed amongst many UK punters, with Oddschecker revealing that Saudi Arabia have been cut from 18/1 into 17/2 to win the opening game following an array of bets on the side.The odds comparison site also revealed how Egypt vs Uruguay is another game grabbing attention of the punter, with Mo Salah mania meaning a fair few bet slip clicks on the Egyptian being first goal scorer – before his unfortunate injury.Nonetheless, for the football purists the pick of the group games takes place on the second evening of the tournament, when European Champions Portugal take on a Spain side that sacked their manager only two days before the tournament’s big kick off. Jeyaratnam commented: “Portugal v Spain on the second day of the competition is huge. As an opening group game and an Iberian derby, both sides will be eager to avoid defeat, but given what’s at stake, and the rivalry between the countries, this is sure to be a cracker.”The Iberian derby may well give fans an early clue as to whether both Portugal and Spain are serious contenders for the Jules Rimet trophy. Current World Champions and second favourites, Germany also face two tough opening games, that could give an indication as to how serious Joachim Low’s side are about defending their crown. Jeyaratnam continued: “It will be interesting to see how Germany cope with a tricky opening two games; against Mexico and Sweden. Indeed, their group looks tough and a slow start will see the pressure mount. If Brazil win Group E, Germany will be desperate to top their group and avoid meeting them in the first knockout stage. How they cope with this could well determine their trajectory in this competition.” Surprisingly punters don’t seem to believe that tournament favourites Brazil will have everything their own way in the group stage, with Oddschecker detailing that in Brazil’s opener against Switzerland, 44% of all bets have been placed on the draw. Off the back off a 14 game unbeaten run, Peru also remain a strong choice for many to upset the apple cart against a strong French side in Group C, especially given that their captain and talisman Paolo Guerrero is now available for the tournament. Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Young BH Basketball Players Today against France

first_imgAfter one day break, the cadet basketball team of Bosnia and Herzegovina after will continue competition at the European Championship for players under 16 years in Latvia.The elected players by Emir Halimić made a success in A-division when they qualified among the top eight teams. Their opponent in the quarterfinals is the representation of France which is unbeaten so far.The French are the favorites, but according to the representatives of the team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, they will try to make another surprise.“We will play the next match with France, which was the first in the group. Certainly we are not going to surrender, and the French are favorites of the whole championship. We will not surrender easily” – said selector of BH Team.Match BH – France starts at 14:45 o’clock.In the other matches in the quarter finals the following teams will meet: Turkey – Italy, Serbia – Spain and Germany – Latvia (Source: Fena)last_img read more

Jared Stewart, 1999 WHS graduate, who hails in Texas, wins Newscow-The Dore Bowl Contest

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jared Stewart, a 1999 Wellington High School, lives in New Braunfels, Texas, and was home for Christmas break.Jared StewartWhile at The Dore he picked up a Sumner Newscow-The Dore College Bowl Contest entry form, filled it out, left, went home to Texas and two weeks later is $100 richer for it. He is the winner of the fourth annual bowl contest.Provided he comes back home to Wellington that is.His twin brother, Jeremy Stewart of Wellington, picked up the winnings Wednesday from Dore owner Kip Etter and said he’s keeping it until Jared returns.The second and third place winners were:•Jill DeJarnett or Wellington won second place and receives a $50 gift certificate to the Dore. •Ryan Bohannon of South Haven won third place and receives a $25 gift certificate to the Dore.The Dore owner Kip Etter presents check to twin brother Jeremy Stewart, who didn’t win the money but has it since he’s in Wellington and Jared is not.There were about 200 entries in this year’s contest – a new record.But of all those entries only 12 of them picked Ohio State. About 60 of them chose Oregon and the majority picked Alabama. There were even more people picking Florida State to win it all than Ohio State.Jared Stewart and DeJarnett were the only two entries to have the three big playoff bowls correct. Ohio State and Oregon in the semifinals and Ohio State as the national champions.Interestingly, Jared had seven picks wrong and still won.The key to Jared Stewart’s success? His brother revealed the secret.“We don’t really watch football and just guessed,” Jeremy laughed.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Homecoming week is next week…

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015:Wednesday •Picture retakes.Thursday •C team volleyball at Augusta, 5 p.m.•JV tennis at Marion, 10 a.m.•Cross Country at Wedgwood Golf Course, 4:30 p.m.Friday •Chad Cargill ACT Prep in auditorium.Saturday •JV volleyball at Valley Center, 8 a.m.Today’s Lunch– Pig in a Blanket, Potato Wedges, Broccoli with Cheese, Applesauce and MilkWednesday’s Lunch – Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Cinnamon Puff, Pineapple Chunks and MilkToday’s News*Homecoming is next week! Spirit Week Days are:Monday : Tourist vs. SafariTuesday: Hipster vs. BusinessWednesday: Tacky Family PhotoThursday: Superhero vs. VillainFriday: Crusader Nation* Crusader Creators will meet in the 3D art room at 5:30 today.*Today is the last day to sign up for the Chad Cargill ACT workshop, please bring $10 to the counselors office. The workshop will be on October 2nd from 8:30-11:30*September 14th through November 11th all student-athletes 7th through 12th grades, will be given the opportunity to attend Core-Strengthening Yoga on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:40-7:15 at the middle school gym.*WHS Work Ethic Program will meet on Wednesday October 7th from 11:30-12:30 in room 411. Bring a lunch!*Football players- you can turn in your $2 in the office for the football signs.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Wednesday, Sept 30- Fort Hays State.Friday, Oct 2- Kansas State UniversityMonday, Oct 5- Wichita State UniversityThursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16- University of Kansas.Monday, Oct. 19 – Butler County CC.Thursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2- Hutchinson CC.Fun Fact of the Day:Cats sleep an average of 2/3 of their life. This would mean a 9 year old cat has been awake for 3 years.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

England’s girls beat Germany

first_img England, led by Elizabeth Mallett, made a sensational start to the European girls’ team championship in Germany with a first day team score of 22-under par. Their closest rivals at St Leon Rot are Spain, who are 19 shots behind on three-under, and Germany on level par. Team captain Julie Sparrow said: “I have never seen a set of scores like it. It’s just amazing – and they all came in saying they could have done better. They were all very, very impressive.” After tomorrow’s second stroke play round, the top eight teams will qualify for the championship matchplay flight and will contest the medals. England, the 2011 silver medallists, aim to go one better this year and win the gold. Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’, Image © Leaderboard Photography) led the team’s scoring. Her superb eight-under par 64 – the low round of the day – was perfectly composed of eight birdies and 10 pars. For the record, she birdied holes 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 16 and 17. Emily Taylor (Hillside) and Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) both returned scores of five-under 67 and their very similar scorecards each included one eagle, one bogey and four birdies. Charley Hull (Woburn), meanwhile, had an eagle and five birdies in her 68. Bronte Law (Bramhall), with a double bogey on the last, and Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) completed the team’s scoring with level par rounds of 72 – one of which is discarded. It was apparent very early on that England were on a roll. The first three players out – Charley, Elizabeth and Emily – were a total of 10-under at the turn and 17-under when they finished. Bronte and Meghan were next in, before Georgia took the score to 22-under. According to Julie, the secret of the scoring was in the team’s preparation with England Golf coach Steve Robinson. “We had two really productive practice days and did lots of really good preparation. That was the key – and the girls then played to plan.” She added: “Now we’ve got to draw a line under this and get ready for tomorrow.” Leading team scores: -22 England 338 -3 Spain 357 Par Germany 360 +4 Italy 364 +6 Netherlands 366, France 366 +7 Finland 367, Demark 367 Selected others: +11 Scotland 371 +15 Ireland 375 +39 Wales 399 England’s girls beat The Netherlands 13 July 2012 England bounced back from disappointment in the European girls’ team championship to beat the Netherlands today 3½-1½ at St Leon Rot, Germany. “The Netherlands gave us a great game and the girls were playing very good golf,” said team captain Julie Sparrow. The new foursomes pairing of Charley Hull and Meghan MacLaren worked very well, despite a shaky start. The girls pulled back and went on to claim their point on the 18th. Georgia Hall (Image © Leaderboard Photography) and Bronte Law secured the victory when they produced convincing wins. With the result decided, the match of Emily Taylor was declared halved. In tomorrow’s final day England take on Germany in the play-off for fifth place. It would be the best they could achieve after their medal hopes were dashed yesterday when they were beaten by Sweden. Julie commented: “After such a disappointment you could easily put your head down and say ‘That’s it, we’re not going to win anything.’ But we’ve turned it round, we’ve pointed out to the girls that if they turn professional they would be fighting for their prize money and the difference between 5th and 8th place is huge. They’ve responded really well and the golf has been very good.” England results: Foursomes Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) & Charley Hull (Woburn) beat Gulia van den Berg and Charlotte Puts 1 up. Singles Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) lost to Anne van Dam 2 down Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) beat Elise Boehmer 2 up Bronte Law (Bramhall) beat Dewi Weber 4/2 Emily Taylor (Hillside) halved with Ileen Domela Nieuwenhuis England’s medal hopes are dashed 12 July 2012 England’s hopes of a medal in the European girls’ team championship were dashed when they lost 3-4 to Sweden in the first matchplay round at St Leon Rot, Germany. The defeat means the top seeds are ruled out of the hunt for medals and they will now play for place in the championship flight. Sweden grabbed the initiative early in the day by winning both foursomes, in keenly contested matches. One went to the 19th and the other was decided on the 18th. England were dealt a further blow when Charley Hull was beaten in the top singles, meaning the team needed to win the remaining four games. They almost did it, all four players were up at the turn and Georgia Hall, Elizabeth Mallett and Emily Taylor succeeding in winning their points. But the last game on the course ended in defeat for Bronte Law. England results Foursomes Charley Hull (Woburn) & Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) lost to Linnea Strom & Linn Andersson at 19th. Bronte Law (Bramhall) & Emily Taylor (Hillside) lost to Elsa Westin & Isabella Deilert 1 down Singles Hull lost to Emma Nilsson 4/2 Hall beat Mia Landegren 3/2 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield ladies’) beat Deilert 5/4 Law lost to Strom 2 down Taylor beat Andersson 5/3 Other results Italy beat the Netherlands 4½–2½ Denmark beat Germany 4½–2½ Spain beat France 4-3. In tomorrow’s semi-finals Sweden will play Italy while Denmark take on Spain. In the other matches England will play the Netherlands and Germany play France. Scores and results for the Girls European Team Championship England lead qualifiers in European girls’ team championship 11 July 2012 England gave a command performance to shoot 35-under par and win the qualifying stage of the European girls’ team championship at St Leon Rot in Germany. They finished 21 shots clear of their closest rival, Spain, and are now seeded top in the championship matchplay flight. Tomorrow England will play Sweden in the first knockout round. Team captain Julie Sparrow commented: “We are delighted, but there’s no air punching or euphoria here. The girls all know they did a good job, but that there is more work to do.” The team were 22-under par after the first qualifying round and they quickly built on their lead today. Charley Hull (Woburn) came in first with a six-under 66, which took her personal score to 10-under. She was followed by Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’), whose 69 took her to 11-under. Shortly afterwards, her overall score was matched by Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), whose 66 included an eagle two on the 10th, where she holed a five iron. Later in the day the wind got up and became steadily stronger and the scores rose. But Emily Taylor (Hillside) managed a one-under 71 for a six-under total, while Bronte Law (Bramhall) added 75. The 78 of Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) was discounted. England players filled the first four places in the individual table, with Elizabeth Mallett and Georgia Hall sharing first place, Charley Hull one shot behind in third, and Emily Taylor sharing fourth place. Championship flight qualifying scores: -35 England -14 Spain Par Germany +2 Italy +9 Netherlands +10 Denmark +12 France +14 Sweden Championship draw: England v Sweden Italy v Netherlands Denmark v Germany France v Spain Sensational England lead European girls’ team championship 10 July 2012 England ended the European girls’ team championship with a 3½-1½ win over the hosts, Germany. It meant England finished in fifth place at St Leon Rot, which was the best they could achieve after they lost to Sweden in the first knockout round. Sweden went on to win the championship, Spain won the silver medal and Denmark the bronze. In today’s final match England were narrowly beaten in the foursomes, before going on to win the first three singles to take the point. The final game was declared halved. England results Foursomes Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) lost to Quirine-Louise Eijkenboom & Franziska Friedrich 2/1 Singles Charley Hull (Woburn) beat Antonia Scherer 4/3 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) beat Karolin Lampert 3/2 Bronte Law (Bramhall) beat Sophia Zeeb 4/3 Emily Taylor (Hillside) halved with Isabell Gabsa Final placings: 1 Sweden, 2 Spain, 3 Denmark, 4 Italy, 5 England, 6 Germany, 7 France, 8 Netherlandscenter_img 10 Jul 2012 England’s girls beat Germany last_img read more

PNG relay team off to World Championships

first_imgPNG will be sending a strong men’s team to take part in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relay Championships in the Bahamas next weekend.Athletics PNG president Tony Green said the PNG team will only be taking part in the 4 x200 metre event. He said this was because the other events such as the 4×100 metre and 4×400 metres were restricted to only the top 24 teams in the world.More than 850 athletes are expected to take part in the championships which runs from the 25th to the 26th of May. The four athletes from PNG are: Kupun Wisil, Nelson Stone, Kevin Kapmatana and Theo Piniau.Green said that apart from taking part in the IAAF championships, there were also other championships in the USA that PNG had taken part in. He said this would benefit our athletes in their preparations for the Commonwealth games.Green said the reason there wasn’t a women’s team from PNG taking part in the IAAF championships was because of the unavailability of the country’s top four sprinters in Toea Wisil , Betty Burua , Sharon Kwarula and Donna Koniel.last_img read more

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