Arellano downs St. Benilde; UAAP partners with Sports Vision

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe battle between current and past NCAA champions turned one-sided in favor of Arellano, which plastered St. Benilde, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, Saturday at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jovielyn Prado led the Lady Chiefs with 14 points in the rematch between semifinalists of last NCAA season’s tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Green Spikers fought back from a set down to turn back the St. Benilde Blazers, 25-27, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22, while the Tigers dominated the UP Maroons, 25-17, 25-22, 25-15.Meanwhile, junior volleyball gets a big shot in the arm as the UAAP and Sports Vision joined hands for the tournament that starts Sept. 9.Unlike in previous seasons where the UAAP juniors competitions are held at school gyms, the girls’ and boys’ tournament will now be played at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.“In our continuing effort to develop the sport, particularly our young players, we will provide them good playing conditions which will help raise the level of competition,” said Sports Vision president Moying Martelino.The matches will be played in between the men’s and women’s games of the Collegiate Conference every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles WATCH: LeBron James rocks Manila for third timecenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I told them to use their PVL experience and help motivate their younger teammates,” said Javier.Earlier, La Salle and UST hurdled their respective rivals in the men’s side of the season-ending conference. Mary Anne Esguerra added 13 points while Necole Ebuen and Reginal Arocha chipped in nine each.Arellano coach Obet Javier said the Lady Chiefs’ experience in the Reinforced and Open Conferences of the league organized by Sports Vision is starting to bear fruit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 respite View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taallast_img read more

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Real Madrid and Germany star responds when quizzed by Man City speculation

first_img Could Toni Kroos be on his way to the Premier League this summer? Real Madrid star Toni Kroos has responded to reports linking him with a move to Manchester City, with the midfielder admitting: ‘You should never rule anything out in football’.The Germany international has been linked with both City and Bayern Munich this summer, but is ignoring the speculation while he focuses on Euro 2016.Kroos, who lifted a second Champions League title with Real in May having previously won it with Bayern in 2013, has been linked with a move back to his former club following Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment as manager.However, he says he has not changed his mind about having turned his back on German football for good when he linked up with Ancelotti in Madrid in 2014.“I ruled out quite a while ago playing for a club in Germany again and this is still the case,” said the 26-year-old to Sport Bild magazine.Kroos has also been linked with a move to City and he would not rule out linking up with Pep Guardiola in the Premier League, but insisted his focus is currently elsewhere.“We’re in a tournament here where my total focus is on the semi-finals,” he said.“You know that you should never rule anything out in football, but I enjoy a great deal of respect from Real.” 1last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Earns 20th Win Of The Season With 86-66 Victory At Evansville

first_img Preview at Southern Illinois 3/5/2016 – 2:00 PM Story Links Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Live Stats ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (PDF) EVANSVILLE, Ind. –­­ The Drake University women’s basketball team defeated Evansville by a score of 86-66 on Thursday evening at the Ford Center. The 20-point win improved Drake’s record to 20-8 overall and 13-4 in the MVC. The Bulldogs have now tallied back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), the MVC Preseason Player of the Year and league’s top scorer, continues to post impressive scoring numbers as she poured in 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Wendell’s game-high moved her to ninth all-time at Drake in career points with 1,790. Junior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) equaled a career-high with 15 assists, which she has reached three times in her career. For her career, Ingle has 495 career assists and ranks fifth all-time at Drake. The 15 assists are tied for third all-time in school history for most assists in a single game. Freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) finished with 19 points while sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) just missed a double-double with 16 points and eight rebounds. Drake led by 10 points going into the final quarter and it stayed around that margin for nearly six minutes in before the Bulldogs finally pulled away from Evansville (2-26, 1-16 MVC) behind a 7-0 scoring run, started by Emma Donahue’s (Naperville, Ill.) jumper, and nine points from Rhine in the final four minutes of play. Drake shot 52.2 percent from the floor (35-of-67) with 29 assists, just missing its season-high of 30, which the Bulldogs had in the first meeting with Evansville on Jan. 1 in Des Moines. On Thursday, Drake dominated in the paint with 56 points and the Bulldog bench outscored the Purple Aces’ by a 33-12 margin. Junior Cortni Rush (Mason, City) knocked down a pair of key three-pointers off the bench and finished with eight points and six rebounds. All nine Bulldogs scored in the game. Drake led 22-17 after one quarter of play as Evansville was able to stay close behind four three-pointers. Seven different Bulldogs scored in the opening quarter, led by Dean with five points. Ingle and Wendell teamed up for a big play right before halftime. With just seven seconds left, Ingle took an inbounds pass and was quickly fouled by the Purple Aces. Ingle then inbounded the basketball on the sideline and hit Wendell with a perfect baseball pass on the left wing as Wendell buried a deep three right before the buzzer to give Drake a 42-36 halftime lead. Wendell led all scorers with 14 points in the first two quarters while Ingle handed out eight assists and the team had 15 assists on 18 field goals. Drake shot 53 percent from the floor while Evansville stayed close with seven three-pointers. The season regular season finale for the Bulldogs is set for Saturday at Southern Illinois with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m. The game will be shown online via The Valley On ESPN3.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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