San Beda, Arellano begin NCAA finals tussle today

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’San Beda, Arellano begin NCAA finals tussle today ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The San Beda College Red Lions and the Arellano University Chiefs will begin their chase for the NCAA Season 92 men’s seniors’ basketball title as they face off in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals today at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Game time is at 4 p.m. with the Red Lions aiming to reclaim the crown it lost to the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights last season, while the Chiefs will be gunning for its first-ever NCAA crown.The Red Lions reached the championship round after dominating the University of Perpertual Help Altas, 78-63, in their do-or-die game last Tuesday, while the Chiefs needed only one game to dispose of the Mapua Cardinals, 92-80, a week ago.Red Lions head coach Michael Jay Jarin said that, despite dominating the Chiefs in two of their three meetings this season, they consider themselves underdogs against the well-rested Chiefs.“We are the underdog here. We are just doing something right I think, and I hope we continue to do it in the Finals,” Jarin said. “It’s all about giving your best. Of course you care about winning, but it’s the togetherness that you will cherish for a lifetime.”Chiefs head coach Jerry Codinera, for his part, said he is confident of their chances to bag a first NCAA men’s basketball championship as they have prepared well for the Red Lions.“We are just happy to be in the finals,” said Codinera. “Dito naman sa Finals its 0-0 na lahat. Whoever is prepared and kung sino ready to adjust agad, ‘yun ang malaki ang chance manalo.”Leading the way for the Red Lions are rookie Davon Potts, Robert Bolick, Roldan Sara, Arnaud Noah, Jayvee Mocon, and Benedict Adamos, who will fill the seat left by injured Cameroonian center Donald Tankoua.The Chiefs, on the other hand, will bank on Gilas Pilipinas cadet member Jiovani Jalalon, Kent Salado, Donald Gumaru, rookie center Lervin Flores, Zachary Nicholls, and Dioncee Holts.This marks the second time that the Red Lions and the Chiefs are facing off in the NCAA basketball finals. The last time the two teams met was in Season 89 where the Red Lions edged the Chiefs, 2-1./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Negrense Morallo lifts Loyola to retain spotless PH League slate

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] MANILA – Jake Morallo scored the go-ahead goal as the Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club-Manila edged Ilocos-United Football Club, 2-1, in the 2017 Philippine Football League at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.Morallo, a fixture for the Negros football team, fired the game-winning goal early in the second half for the Loyola Meralco Sparks, which came from a 5-1 win over the Stallion Football Club-Laguna a week ago.“We expected a tough match. It was psychological for our team and that of the opponent primarily because a number of player from Ilocos used to play for this team,” said Loyola Meralco Sparks head coach Aris Caslib.It was the Ilocos United who got the lead early in the game following a conversion by Graham Caygill in the 13th minute. But that edge did not stay long as Tyler Matas fired his own goal five minutes later to equalize the score.After a conversion by Morallo, Ilocos-United had multiple chances to tie the count but the favored Loyola Meralco Sparks tightened its defense forcing its opponent to have wayward shots.With the victory, Loyola Meralco Sparks has gained the early lead in the standings with a 3-0 for six points, while Ilocos-United remained in the middle of the standings with one point following a draw last week against the Davao team.Meanwhile, Global Football Club-Cebu recovered from an early deficit to score a 2-1 victory over JP Voltes Football Club-Marikina at the Biñan Football Stadium.Philippine Azkals mainstays Amani Aguinaldo and Paul Mulders scored a goal each to lead the way for Global, while it was Odawara Takashi who scored the lone goal for JP Voltes./PN ***************** [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ Negrense Morallo lifts Loyola to retain spotless PH League slate’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Sunday, May 28, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’’ attachment=’107269′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image]last_img read more

Another First-Time Major Winner, Walker Takes The PGA Championship

first_imgJimmy Walker wins the first Major of his career, which also makes it a clean sweep for first time Major winners. In most recent years this hasn’t happened since 2003, and 2011. Walker entered the final round with the lead along side Robert Streb, but Jimmy Walker would finish in dramatic fashion as Streb would fall and miss out on a chance to qualify for next year’s Masters. Walker would drain a clutch birdie putt on 17 to go 14 under for the tournament and go up 3 strokes. Little did he know that Jason Day would make eagle on 18 just one hole ahead of him and put the pressure on by cutting the lead to one. But knowing that he had to only par to win the title, Walker would finish with a par after having to send his third shot over a bunker out of thick rough with very little green to work with, two putt, and take sole possession of the title of 2016 PGA Champion. The course was a sight to see as usual, venerable and picturesque, Baltusrol GC in Springfield, NJ was visited by a storm, which delayed the tournament and forced some players to crunch two rounds into the final day…they played for nearly 12 hours. 36 holes in one day is a bit of a task to say the least. The PGA loathes Monday finishes for business reason obviously. Last years champion Jason Day could and should have won this tournament with the way he played. But unfortunately he let it get away after a rough bogey, par, bogey start. Other familiar faces such as The Open Champion Henrik Stenson would finish tied for 7th at 8 under, Jordan Spieth finished at 6 under, Phil Mickelson 3 under. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, and Matt Kuchar all missed the cut. FedEx Cup Standings top five remains the same with Johnson, Day, Scott, Spieth, Snedecker respectively. Walker with the win should be inside the top 20. Now comes the time when players must rally to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs and play for the FedEx Cup Championship, so even though the Majors are over and done with, there is still plenty of good golf to be had. The Race for the FedEx Cup begins. There are 3 more tournaments worth 500 FedEx Cup points, and the last four tournaments are all worth 2,000 points each. Next weekend, August 4-7, TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut will host the Travel’s Championship. Last year’s champion: Bubba Watson in a two-hole playoff over Paul Casey. Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization. Related Topicscenter_img Danny Simpsonlast_img read more

Eagles’ Kelly says McCoy was wrong to question his motives

first_imgn this Dec. 20, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A person familiar with the deal says the Eagles have agreed to trade star running back McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. The person spoke under condition of anonymity Tuesday night, March 3, 2015, because the teams had not announced the deal. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Chip Kelly says LeSean McCoy was wrong to suggest he favors White players over Black players and says he never considers race when he’s building the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster.“I’ve got great respect for LeSean. However, in that situation, I think he’s wrong,” Kelly said Thursday. “We put a lot of time in looking at the characters and factors that go into selection and retention of players, and color’s never been one of them.”Kelly traded McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in March for linebacker Kiko Alonso. McCoy wasn’t happy about the trade. The two-time All-Pro and leading rusher in franchise history then questioned Kelly’s motives in an interview with ESPN The Magazine earlier this month.“You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good Black players. He got rid of them the fastest,” McCoy said. “But there’s a reason he got rid of all the Black players _ the good ones _ like that.”McCoy referenced Kelly releasing star receiver DeSean Jackson a year earlier, while keeping receiver Riley Cooper.“That doesn’t hurt me,” Kelly said of the comments. “I’m not governed by the fear of what other people say. Events don’t elicit feelings. I think beliefs elicit feelings, and I understood what my beliefs are and I know who I am.”Kelly said he doesn’t plan to address the team about the comments, and he hasn’t spoken to McCoy.“I reached out to him twice and he didn’t accept my call,” Kelly said. “And I talked to his agent and told him I’d love to talk to him at some point, but I haven’t had a chance to touch base with him.”The third-year coach isn’t concerned about perception outside the locker room.“If you start chasing perception then you got a long life ahead of you, son,” Kelly said. “That’s what it’s all about if you’re worried about someone’s perception of what’s going on with you. You control one thing _ you control yourself. And I know how we run this organization, and it’s not run that way.”last_img read more

Indian football coach Constantine announces 30-man probable for Jordan friendly

first_imgWho will take over the reins of the senior team head coach position of India after Stephen Constantine?Advertisement yghiNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7uu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) k24Would you ever consider trying this?😱5hfqcnCan your students do this? 🌚8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Stephen Constantine announced a 30-member probable squad for India’s forthcoming friendly match against Jordan at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman on November 17. However, the coach had to face a lot of criticism from the fans on social media as he left out a lot of deserving players.Advertisement And as usual, the fans are furious with itIndia should be oozing with confidence after eking out a 0-0 draw against China last month. Jordan, on the other hand, is coming on the back of a 1-2 defeat through the hands of World Cup runners-up Croatia. This will be the first time the senior team of both the sides will cross swords.Ths squad will assemble on the capital on November 11th after which the squad will be trimmed down to a 23 member one. Here is the probable squad:Advertisement GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith, Arindam Bhattacharjya.DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sarthak Golui, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala.Advertisement MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Jackichand Singh, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bikash Jairu.FORWARDS: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh. Advertisementlast_img read more

Neymar not going anywhere, says player’s father

first_imgNeymar believed that the younger players’ poor performance led to PSG’s loss at the Coupe de France finalAdvertisement bzt6czNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse8g3iaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0qemy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bxdWould you ever consider trying this?😱kbyjCan your students do this? 🌚25gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Neymar’s transfer of 222 Million Euros from Barcelona to PSG was the most expensive of its time but the move wasn’t the kind of paradise that is expected at that price. With media fueling regular speculations and the player’s own disinterest, it mostly seemed that the Brazilian wanted a way out.Advertisement However, Neymar Senior, the player’s father spoke to RMC Sport to clear up the fact that Neymar is here to stay in Paris and the fans can rest assured.Advertisement “The contract is long with PSG.“We are only in the second season and it is not even over yet. We have a contract we are not even halfway through.Advertisement “These rumours of departure will always exist, we cannot have a player like Neymar without clubs dreaming about him.”He added: “Neymar’s desire to be at PSG was expressed two years ago, so the fans can sleep easy.“Today Neymar does not want to leave PSG, he wants to continue to help the club win titles.”Neymar does boast 48 goals in just 53 appearances for PSG and this excellent record with the capital club could increase along with the trophy count , given the form PSG are in lately. Advertisementlast_img read more