CEU, La Salle-Zobel dribblers try to extend WNCAA reign

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Futsal competition starts on Sept. 10 at University of Asia and the Pacific gym.“We balance the rigors of education and sports and try to excel in both,” said Poveda president Dr. Azucena Camagan, who led the season launch yesterday at Poveda Quezon City.CEU also ruled taekwondo, table tennis, badminton, swimming and cheerleading last season to bag the seniors overall crown. DLSZ was overall midgets and juniors winner.Poveda will defend the midgets cheerdance crown. Angelicum College, Assumption College, Chiang Kai Shek College, La Salle College Antipolo, Miriam College, St. Scholastica’s College and St. Stephen’s High School are the other member schools.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Move on? Not so fast WNCAA secretary general Ma. Angelica Dela Cruz, vice president Juanito Alamillo of CEU and executive director Maria Vivian Manila; Poveda academic support head Charisse Marie Raagas and Basic Education principal Annabelle Sanchez; commissioners Bryan Tabanag of basketball and Adrian Tabanag of volleyball; and representatives of the members schools joined Camagan in the press conference. ROMINA S. AUSTRIACentro Escolar University seeks a seventh straight senior basketball title while De La Salle Zobel, despite the graduation of four players to the junior ranks, is confident of nailing an unprecedented eighth consecutive midgets championship as the 48th Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association unfurls this Saturday at Philsports Arena in Pasig.CEU will open its bid against league rookie University of Makati at 3 p.m. after the 12 noon junior clash between Poveda and Saint Jude Catholic School and the 1:30 p.m. midgets match pitting DLSZ and St. Paul College Pasig. ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal First-time host Poveda College will lead 15 other schools in the opening ceremony which starts 10 a.m. at Philsports Arena in Pasig. Poveda alumnae who have excelled in their sports careers will be among the special guests. This season’s theme is “Audacia Sin Limites” (Courage without limits).UMAK will see action in all seniors sports–badminton, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, futsal, swimming, taekwondo and table tennis, according to athletic director Dominador Lera, Jr. 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’Other events are cheerdance (midgets division only) and softball (juniors only) and demonstration sports poomsae and mini cheerdance (for Preparatory to third grade students).Volleyball defending champion San Beda College Alabang jumpstarts its bid on Sunday against Philippine Women’s University in the 2 p.m. main game at Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

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TNT acquires Terrence Romeo in trade with GlobalPort

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kia changes name to Columbian Dyip GlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo during the Batang Pier’s game against the Alaska Aces on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo’s dramatic chapter as a member of GlobalPort has finally come to an end after he was shipped to TNT on Tuesday.The three-time Scoring Champion was sent to the KaTropa together with Yousef Taha as the Batang Pier received Mo Tautuaa alongside TNT’s 2020 first round pick and 2021 second round pick.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:14Carpio 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 He will be reunited with his former coach Nash Racela and fellow Tamaraws Roger Pogoy and RR Garcia in the KaTropa camp.Tautuaa, meanwhile, hasn’t really lived up to the expectations as TNT’s top overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft.He averaged 8.6 points and 7.8 rebounds in the 2018 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Office of the Commissioner approved the trade on Tuesday.Speculations about Romeo’s exit from GlobalPort had been going on for the longest time and talks intensified during the team’s 79-86 defeat to Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals where Romeo had a shouting match with Batang Pier head coach Pido Jarencio.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 crownThough the two seemingly buried the hatchet after the exchange, rumors still swirled about the possible departure of Romeo especially with TNT’s relentless pursuit of the former FEU guard.Romeo played only two games in the 2018 Philippine Cup due to a knee injury and averaged only 17.0 points. The Batang Pier went 0-2 since his return.last_img read more

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Debbah Names Squad to Face Tunisia Saturday

first_imgA week to the Liberia vs. Tunisia’s clash at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, the head coach James Salinsa Debbah has released a list of 26 players for the crucial game on Saturday, September 5.Surprising exclusion from the list included the likes of Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh, Isaac Popo, Tonia Tisdell and Theo Weeks.The list included Francis Grandpa Doe, William Jebor, Soto Roberts, Sekou Conneh, Sam Johnson, and BYC’s goal-netter Mark Paye to boost the front-liners for a must win. In the middle, coach Debbah introduced a new winger Herron Berrian, recalled Patrick Gehardt, Anthony Laffor, Sporo Somah, Murphy Oscar Dolley, Zah Krangar and Sekou Jabateh.But many football fans have criticized the call-up of Sekou Jabateh owing to his absence from the pitch for over six months and argued that Theo Weeks would be the best option.In the defense, Omega Roberts makes a return to the squad in a central defender role alongside with Solomon Grimes.The call-up of Saylee Swen indicates that Nathaniel Sherman is losing his top most position with Coach Debbah. Goalies Sampson Gidding and Tommy Sango are also called.Liberia lost her first game to Togo, 2-1, and Debbah feels the pressure as the Lone Star goes against Tunisia that whipped Djibouti 8-1 in the first game of the AFCON qualifiers.A loss by the Lone Star means the country is out of contention, but a win indicates a “light at the end of the tunnel.”Goalkeeper: Nathaniel Sherman, Sampson Gidding, Saylee Swen and Tommy SangoRight back: Solomon Grimes, Trokon ZeonLeft back: Gizzie Dorbor, Adolphus Marshall, Aloysius SimujilaCentral defense : Teah Dennis, Kohn Dirkir Glay , Omega Roberts, Raymond Farciah ,Midfield : Patrick Gehardt, Anthony Laffor , Sporo Somah , Murphy Oscar Dolley, Herron Barrian , Zah Krangar, Sekou JabatehForwards: William Jebor , Soto Roberts, Sekou Conneh, Sam Johnson, Mark Paye, Francis Doe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vera’s Finally wins Guyana Cup again

first_imgVera’s Finally of the Jumbo Jet Stables has successfully defended the Guyana Cup which it first won last year.Piloted by Jockey Colin Ross, Vera’s Finally completed the 1600m race about four lengths ahead of TNT of the Nand Persaud Stables.It was a close battle between TNT and She’s Charming for second place, but it was Jockey Y Drapaul from TNT that prevailed to take the million-dollar second prize.The fourth place went to Good Will Boy of the Jagdeo Stables.The race, feature event of the day, had a first prize of $2 million.Ten races were carded, and saw one million dollars up for grabs as the first prize in the 3-year-old Guyana bred race, which was run over a distance of 1100m.Not This Time, ridden by Jockey Richmond, returned to take revenge and live upFans pose with Vera’s Finally, its owner, and the Banks DIH Trophy which is being handed overto its name. The second place went to Perfect Return, ahead of The Final Line.Meanwhile, the 2-year-old race saw She is Perfect of the Mahaicony Stables winning ahead of Princess Tasha and Ebony Princess. The top prize was $350,000.The I Class event run over a distance of 1400 metres saw Storm Bird of the Habibula Racing Stables taking the top prize of $800,000 under the command of Jockey Colin Ross. The second place went to Keep on Swinging, with Settling Star running third ahead of Red Region.Other results saw Miss Angilie, piloted by Jockey Ajai, winning the L Class, with Touch the Cash, Puppy Tail and She is a Princess finishing in that order.The L Class for Colts and Geldings, over a distance of 1400 metres and with a top prize of $200,000, was won by Red Region, with the day’s Champion Jockey Colin Ross on board. Plane Land, Catch a Glympse and Touch the Cash brought up the rear.The J Class race was won by Storm Bird, and was another win for Jockey Colin Ross, as he rode away from Keep on Swinging, Settling and Red Rocket; while Miss Olympic, with Jockey Paul Delph, won the J3 event. Second place went to Pick a Chu, ahead of King Stanley and Guvna Ground.Other winners were Isn’t She Charming, ridden by R Appadu, winning the H2 and Lower race; and Gold Again, also ridden by Appadu in the L Class for non-winners.Paul Delph got sweet revenge in the final race of the day when he piloted Miss Olympic into first place to see Jockey Colin Ross bring in Party Time third. The second place went to Not this Time.The day saw in excess of $20 million being presented to winners, with the Banks DIH Trophy going to the Jumbo Jet Stables for winning the Guyana Cup.The champion stable was the Singh’s Racing Stable, while the champion horse was Storm Bird.last_img read more

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Man swapped seats with girlfriend after dangerous driving stunts

first_imgA man who swapped seats with his girlfriend after a series of dangerous driving manoeuvres has escaped going to jail.Eugene Flanagan appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with dangerous driving after he twice overtook an off-duty Garda on the main Derry to Letterkenny Road. Flanagan, of 19 Crawford Square, Derry, was spotted driving erratically and was tail-gating the off-duty Garda and flashing his lights behind him at around 9.30pm yesterday.He then overtook him on a continuous white line and then pulled into a hard shoulder.After the off-duty officer passed him by, Flanagan, aged 39, again repeated the manoeuvre.Gardai were alerted and eventually stopped Flanagan in his silver Vauxhall Vectra at Burt.Officers found that Flanagan had swapped with his female passenger who was his girlfriend.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client did not make any excuse for his driving but claimed that his passenger had a personal medical emergency and they had to return to Derry.Judge Paul Kelly said this was no excuse and described the driving as “highly dangerous.”Mr Gallagher said his client had not been in trouble for eight years when he was convicted of public order offenses and said there was no evidence of drink or drugs while driving.Judge Kelly reduced the dangerous driving charge to careless driving and fined Flanagan €200.Man swapped seats with girlfriend after dangerous driving stunts was last modified: April 20th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:courtdonegalEugene FlanaganGardailetterkennylast_img read more

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Chelsea tipped to offer in excess of £30m for Morocco star Benatia

first_imgChelsea are set to table a bid of just over £30m for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, La Gazzetta Dello Sport claim.Manchester United have also been linked with the 27-year-old Morocco international, with reports suggesting he is potentially for sale.And the Blues have been tipped to offer €38m for Benatia, which Roma are said to be inclined to accept.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants Benatia, it is claimedMeanwhile, QPR are close to completing a deal to sign Jonathan de Guzman from Villarreal, Spanish newspaper Marca has reported.The Netherlands midfielder, 26, has been on loan at Swansea for the last two seasons and they are keen to sign him permanently.But Rangers boss Harry Redknapp was alerted to his potential availability when it became apparent Swansea were struggling to agree a deal.Rangers are willing to pay £7m and Marca say Villarreal are ready to complete the transfer. Related West London Sport story (9 August): QPR ready to agree £7m De Guzman dealQPR have indicated they will pay £7m for De GuzmanAC Milan plan to offer QPR £3m for Adel Taarabt, Sky Sport Italia have reported.Taarabt ended last season on loan at the Italian club and is desperate to join them on a permanent basis.And it is claimed that Kia Joorabchian, who has advised QPR on various transfer deals and acts as Taarabt’s representative, is due to meet Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani on Tuesday to discuss a potential deal.Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, who sold Taarabt to the R’s when he was Tottenham boss, has indicated that the player is determined to move on.Taarabt’s future is uncertain following his return to Rangers.Spurs would be entitled to a significant share of any transfer fee under the terms of the deal that took Taarabt to Loftus Road in the summer of 2010. Related West London Sport story (11 August): No cut-price Taarabt deal, QPR boss insists Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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African Union choose new chairperson

first_imgChadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been chosen as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission. Mahamat replaces South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.Chad’s foreign minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat, who has more than 30 years of diplomatic and political experience, replaces South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as chairperson of the African Union Commission on 30 January 2017. (Image: African Union)CD AndersonChad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat will take over as the chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, which comprises African heads of state and government who form the Assembly of the AU.The decision was finalised at a gathering of the 54 AU member states on 30 January 2017 at the organisation’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In the final round of voting, Mahamat got 39 votes to beat Kenyan diplomat Amina Mohammed for the post.Mahamat, who has more than 30 years of diplomatic and political experience, replaces South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who became the first woman to lead the Commission in 2013.Chad’s foreign minister since 2008, Mahamat served as the country’s prime minister before that. He also served as chair of the AU’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council. His recent political career is notable for its fervent fight against Islamist militants in Central Africa.Ghanaian ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey was elected deputy chairperson.In his first address as commission chair, Mahamat pledged to place development and security at the top of his agenda and streamline the organisation’s bureaucracy.He highlighted the AU’s need for strong leadership and a “refocus on the basics”. His ultimate goal, as he emphasised in the run-up to his election, was to have “the sound of guns… drowned out by cultural songs and rumbling factories”.In the last rounds of voting, Mahamat went head-to-head in a close race with Mohamed, Kenya’s foreign minister, the other favourite.Conceding defeat, the Kenyan delegation, however, was the first to offer its congratulations and support the new AU chair, saying in a statement that the country would “work with (Mahamat) to defend the pan-African agenda of integration for Africa, as well as democracy, sovereignty and prosperity for all of its people”.Source: African Union websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Australian cricket team arrives in Delhi

first_imgThe Australian cricket team on Monday arrived in New Delhi for a Test and ODI series against India starting October 1 in Mohali.The Ricky Ponting-led side will leave for Mohali this afternoon where it is scheduled to play against Board President’s XI in a three-day practice match from September 25.The Test series between the two sides would be played in Mohali and Bangalore (October 9 to 13).This would be followed by a three-match ODI series starting October 17. The matches are scheduled to be held in Kochi, Visakhapatnam and Goa.Heavy rainfall in the area is hampering rescue operations.Relief trains from Kota and Jhansi have been sent to the accident spot.last_img

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UP Legislative Council polls tomorrow

first_imgLucknow, Jun 9 (PTI) As a precursor to Rajya Sabha polls on June 11, all eyes are set on tomorrows voting for the Legislative Council seats, even as all major political parties are busy formulating strategies to ensure victory of their candidates.Keeping the suspense over which way her 12 surplus MLAs will vote in Rajya Sabha biennial polls, BSP chief Mayawati today said the results will show the voting pattern.”Whom we have supported, whom we have not supported, everything will be clear when the results come out,” she told reporters when asked which way the 12 MLAs will go.Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has 80 MLAs in the 403-member Assembly and with 34 first preference votes needed for the victory of a candidate, the party can easily ensure success of its two nominees with 12 votes to spare.Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which has eight MLAs, has promised to transfer its votes to Samajwadi Party and Congress, UP RLD chief Munna Singh Chauhan said here.Samajwadi Party has fielded seven candidates in the polls for the Upper House of Parliament but its seventh candidate is short of nine first-preference votes for victory.On the other hand, Congress, which has 29 MLAs, needs five more votes for victory of its candidate and former Union minister Kapil Sibal.SP has 229 MLAs, BSP 80, BJP 41 and Congress 29. The rest belong to small parties or are Independents who hold the key.Lobbying for the biennial elections gained momentum this evening with the arrival Home Minister Rajnath Singh here for a two-day visit.advertisementBJP has fielded one candidate whose victory is certain.The nomination of social worker Preeti Mahapatra, who forced a contest by jumping in the fray as an independent, has been proposed by 16 BJP MLAs, rebel SP MLAs and some members of smaller parties and Independents.BJP is desperate for additional votes to secure the win of its second candidate in the Legislative Council, where it has only 12 surplus votes and needs 17 additional votes.With 14 candidates trying their luck for 13 seats of the Legislative Council, cross-voting by MLAs appears to be a high probability. PTI SMI ASV RG ASVlast_img read more

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