Blazing queens

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron laid to rest the ghost of a painful defeat with a gutsy stand when it mattered the most.Refusing to wilt under pressure from a determined foe, Petron hammered out a 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 victory over F2 Logistics Saturday to bag the Chooks To Go-PSL Grand Prix crown at Smart Araneta Coliseum, ensuring no repeat of the fall that was always at the back of their minds.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I felt very scared that it might happen again; that’s the truth,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino.“It” was the collapse the Blaze Spikers suffered in last season’s edition of this tournament, where they came to within a whiff of the crown only to crumble amid a gutsy rally by the Cargo Movers.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 crownAlthough F2 Logistics tried to repeat that dramatic rally, Petron would have none of it this time around.“We had a serious talk with the coaches and players; we had a little vow to each other and in the end it’s fate,” added delos Santos. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC GALLERY: Petron gets back at F2 Logistics for PSL championship Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments LATEST STORIES Remy Palma added 10 points for Petron.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Petron captured its fourth title in the league as imports Katherine Bell and Lindsay Stalzer came out firing from the start. But more importantly, the Blaze Spikers regained the upper hand in their budding rivalry with the Cargo Movers, which has been raging the past three straight conferences.The Cargo Movers came alive after falling behind by two sets, but Bell, Stalzer and the rest of the Blaze Spikers started hard in the fourth set to set the tone for the title-clincher.“We had a great series. There were some rough times but it was a fun, fun finals,” said Bell, who finished with 28 points.Stalzer wound up winning the conference MVP trophy.“Tonight I don’t feel like I deserve it, my team deserves that honor,” said Stalzer, who fired 24 points.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Man United transfer update! Juventus star puts Red Devils transfer talk on hold

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img1 Arturo Vidal claims he wants to put talk of a potential move to Manchester United on hold – and claims he will not panic if a deal falls through.The Chile international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford as the Red Devils look to rebuild under new coach Louis van Gaal, following a dismal season that saw them miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years. However, recent speculation suggests United’s interest in the 27-year-old has cooled due to Juve’s reported £35million valuation of the midfielder.If that is the case, and Vidal does not end up at United, then the former Bayer Leverkusen and Colo-Colo player admits he will be happy to stay at Juve – although he says his focus right now is on enjoying his post-World Cup break and not thinking about his future.He was quoted as saying on “I’m not thinking of where I’m going to go, I want to take advantage of my holidays with the people I love. Right now I’m thinking of other things. Afterwards, when I arrive in Italy, I’ll see.“I’m already at a great team, Juventus, so I will be just as calm if the Manchester United option falls through.”center_img Arturo Vidal last_img read more

Two-Time Gold Medalist Christian Taylor Leads Triple Jump Field At the 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgNathan Douglas also owns multiple Olympic appearances in 2004 and 2008 for Great Britain and is a two-time World Championship finalist as well as a two-time European Championship silver medalist. Troy Doris also returns to Drake Stadium after an Olympic appearance and seventh-place finish in 2016 for his native Guyana. The former University of Iowa standout finished third at the Relays last year and was a Drake Relays champion and four-time All-American as a collegian. The reigning Relays champion and 2016 Olympian, Chris Benard, is also slated to reprise his position on the Drake Stadium runway with a personal best of 56-5.75 (17.21m) as he aims to become the first back-to-back champion in the history of the event at the Relays. Donald Scott is also back in the field after finishing fifth in 2016 and eventually seventh at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials just behind Omar Craddock. Craddock comes to Drake Stadium after taking fourth at last summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials and was fourth at the 2015 World Outdoor Championship and fifth at the 2016 World Indoor Championship. Taylor returns to Drake Stadium, where he holds the facility record, as the reigning Olympic gold medalist in 2012 and 2016. The American record holder in the event, Taylor’s personal best of 59-9 (18.25m) is the second-best mark all-time in the world. Taylor was also the 2013 Drake Relays champion in the event and owns four of the 10 best jumps ever by a triple jumper. DES MOINES, Iowa – Christian Taylor, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump, headlines another outstanding field scheduled for the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Taylor is one of five Olympians in the world-class field announced by the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, Blake Boldon, Tuesday, April 4. Taylor is not the only competitor with serious Olympic credentials as four other scheduled competitors boast a combined seven Olympic appearances. Bahamian Leevan Sands is a four-time Olympian and 2008 bronze medalist that has appeared in six World Championships. He is the Bahamian record holder in the events at 57-8.5 (17.59m) and finished seventh at the Relays last season. A Relays newcomer, Matthew O’Neal is also in the field after earning four All-America honors at South Florida and recently setting the Texas Relays record at 55-10.75 (17.04m). Joshua Honeycutt, who finished eighth at the 2016 Relays returns as well to cap the star-studded field. The men’s triple jump is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 28, inside Drake Stadium as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Relays. Tickets for all sessions of the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are available through the Drake Athletic Ticket Office in person, by calling 515-271-3647 or visiting Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more