Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties UE, which remained winless at 0-5, tied the second set at 21 after a Kim Gequillana error before Ateneo responded with four unanswered points.The Lady Warriors were also ahead, 18-17, in the third set before muffing their chances with a slew of crucial errors.Bea de Leo added 11 points while Jia Morado had 35 excellent sets for Ateneo.“Jia is such a good setter. She really studies her teammates tendencies and she’s going to be the one who will carry us in crucial moments.”Shaya Adorador and Mary Anne Mendrez had 11 points apiece for the Lady Warriors, whose size and length bothered the Lady Eagles resulting to 12 block points.ADVERTISEMENT Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident View comments 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 Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES The Lady Eagles gained solo second at 4-1 behind the Lady Maroons.Ateneo gave its head coach Tai Bundit, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, a reason to celebrate in his first game back from Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“If you look at UE, you can get yourself in trouble because they really have a tall team,” said Ateneo deputy Sherwin Meneses in Filipino. “They really improved this year.”The Lady Eagles cruised in the opening set but the Lady Warriors played with more fire in the last two sets and kept the game close. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey valued at $500K Ateneo will wrap up its first round campaign against UP and defending champion La Salle.“Our practices this week is for UP. We’re really preparing hard for them,” Meneses said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith its sights set on its showdown against undefeated University of the Philippines four days from now, Ateneo got a surprise challenge from University of the East in a 25-14, 25-21, 25-21 win Wednesday in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Mich Morente fired a game-high 13 points, including a hit off the block that put Ateneo at match point, 24-21.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions
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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen EJ Laure got carried off to the bench after spraining her right ankle early in the third set, University of Santo Tomas seemed headed to a quick exit the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball Final Four.That injury, however, somply emboldened the Golden Tigresses as they stole one set in spirited effort against defending champions De La Salle University.ADVERTISEMENT “When EJ went out I showed my teammates that we should rally and fight back, we have to work for it,” said skipper Cherry Rondina Saturday. “I showed them that we should not be pushovers.”La Salle would eventually win in four sets, 25-14, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, to advance to the Final Four but Rondina, Laure, and company made sure to hand the Lady Spikers a black-gold memento.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnLaure returned to the playing court with La Salle leading 15-13, starting the Golden Tigresses’ comeback to foil a sweep forLa salle.Rondina sealed the third set for UST with a filthy kill that no Lady Spiker defender was able to stop. MOST READ “I was hurt with what happened to EJ, I can’t accept that she’ll just sit this out, I don’t like that feeling,” said Rondina, who had 16 points in the loss. “But I wasn’t surprised when she came back. I know she’ll stomp it off and when I saw her hopping, I was just so happy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Latest win is Folayang’s way of giving back to supporters Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town LATEST STORIES View comments
Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA slaps 30k fine on Pogoy after groin shot LATEST STORIES 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 “I would like to regretfully inform you that I may not be able to fulfill my duties in the upcoming league as I just found out recently the competition schedule of the Southeast Asian Games will be in direct conflict with my decision of pursuing a specialized training course,” wrote Daquis in the letter.READ: Daquis’ departure from national team saddens buddy Gonzaga FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“This course I have mentioned is very essential in helping me achieve my long-term ambition to become one of the fitness ambassadors in our country and cannot just let the opportunity pass by. Given that it will be on a first come first serve basis, I have no other recourse but to enroll myself immediately since the opportunity to take it will only happen once for this year.”Still, Daquis showed her support for the national team and thanked Cayco for including her in the national team albeit just being in the reserve squad. 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working “I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be chosen as one of the players for our Women’s Volleyball National Pool to represent our country for 2017. You know very well how passionate I am in playing the sport for many years,” wrote Daquis.READ: Dy gets slot as Daquis leaves national team“I am very grateful you have considered me to be included in the team line up but I feel there are other more capable candidates that can contribute more effectively to the team given the other priorities in my life that I must consider.”Daquis added she’s “more than willing to join and play again given the opportunity.”ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ A dream fulfilled for Christian Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOA conflict in schedule prompted national team standout Rachel Anne Daquis to leave the team on Friday, relinquishing her spot to Kim Kianna Dy.Daquis, in a letter sent to Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. Vice President Peter Cayco, said she is set to partake in “specialized training course” starting August 7, which is around the same time as the buildup for the 2017 Malaysian Southeast Asian Games late in the same month.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Swing Out Sister back to PH this April
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the Government will work with the Burrell family to plan the funeral of the late President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Minister Grange said: “Our country owes Captain Burrell a huge debt of gratitude for his work. “In this regard, I am pleased to announce that Captain Burrell’s family will have one hundred percent support from the Government and from my Ministry to assist in planning his funeral. “A committee has been established which includes the JFF, the staff of the Ministry of Sports, and his family to make those arrangements.” Minister Grange announced that the funeral service is to take place at the National Arena on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 beginning at 10am with a Tribute Concert followed by a Service of Thanksgiving, in keeping with the family’s wish for a celebratory event. Interment will be at Up Park Camp.
“Can I win the title? I think it can be done based on the season, but we will see. I have to perform on the day,” said Dacres. “In terms of distances, I have been hitting the distances that I want, and in terms of consistency, I have been better than I even thought I would be, so it shows that I am in good form and, hopefully, something good will happen for the rest of the season,” he added. Dacres says he is looking forward to experiencing the London Olympic Stadium at today’s meet and learning as much as possible ahead of the World Championships, which takes place inside the same venue. “It’s nice to have a pre-meet to see how the ring feels and adjust if you need to, so it’s a nice experience and, hopefully, I can do something special here,” Dacres said. IT CAN BE DONE LONDON, England: Leading Jamaican discus man Fedrick Dacres is not getting ahead of himself despite attracting the praises of analysts all across the world following a number of high-class performances this season on the circuit. The national champion is, however, confident that he can turn his form into a medal at this year’s championship event and is looking to continue his improvements. Dacres, who will compete in a keen contest with Daniel Stahl and Piotr Malachowski at today’s Muller Anniversary Games – the London Diamond League, is responsible for the second, third and sixth-best distances in the event this season – 68.88m, 68.67m and 68.36m – leaving many pundits across the world to tip him as the favourite for the event at next month’s IAAF World Championships. However, Dacres, while looking ahead to today’s competition, says he is not getting too excited by the results so far this year, knowing very well that he will have to produce the distances when they matter most, when he returns to London in a few weeks. “It’s going to be a great meet because the competition will be fierce. With Daniel (Stahl), who threw 71 metres the other day is in the field, it will be interesting, and we will see what happens,” he said about his Diamond League clash. “It’s a nice little back-and-forth thing with us. The most I can say is that Sunday’s event will be interesting. I know he is a fighter and so am I, so it will definitely be fun. “As far as the World Championships is concerned, for me, anyone can win, so the predictions don’t make any difference in my head. On the day, I have to go there and perform. It’s nice to know that you have people behind you and that they believe in you and all that, but on the day, anyone can win,” Dacres added.
National senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore has said that despite his satisfaction with the team’s 0-0 draw with Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night in Denver Colorado, there is still work to be done to improve. The Reggae Boyz put on a very defensive, but organised display, and Whitmore said that although that was not the original intention, he credits his team for how it adapted to the situation in the game and kept its shape defensively. “That’s how the game developed,” Whitmore said. “At times, we caught out the Mexicans. At times, (Oneil) Fisher made runs behind the defenders. (Darren) Mattocks made runs, but again we failed to execute that pass, and as I said, it’s game by game. We didn’t have enough time to work on things we wanted to do or what we wanted to achieve, but again, we are very pleased with the draw.” Team P W DL F A GD Pts 1 Mexico 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 2 Jamaica 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4 3 El Salvador 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 3 4 Curacao Following Sunday’s 2-0 win over CuraÁao, Whitmore had said that the team had issues transitioning from defence to attack. Those feelings have not changed, as he said he still saw those problems against Mexico. “I think it was a very tactical, disciplined performance. We knew what the Mexicans had to offer. I think we didn’t give them enough room and space to hurt us, and we know they were gonna go down the flanks and they were gonna cross, but we took that out of their game. We didn’t create just as they did. They had a lot of ball possession but they didn’t create anything in front of our goal. We still need to work on our transition. I think going forward, when we catch teams on the break, we tend to go back instead of pass. There’s a lot we can take from this game, but we still have room for improvement. Whitmore said that his team has gotten the better of both teams they have faced so far in the Gold Cup, after losing the Caribbean Cup final 2-1 to Curacao last month and the Gold Cup final 3-1 to Mexico in 2015. “I think we have put the Caribbean Cup behind us, knowing the fact that we want to retain our title, but despite not retaining the title and now that we are in the Gold Cup 2015, I think that augers well,” he said. “We have lost to CuraÁao in a final, we have lost to Mexico in a final, now we play them back to back – Curacao and the Mexicans and I think we got the better of them.” The Reggae Boyz now move to four points, the same as Mexico, but are second on goal difference. They will meet El Salvador at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Jamaica time. Standings Transition issues
President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who protest during the national anthem incited a mass increase in such activism yesterday, with more than 100 NFL players sitting or kneeling, others raising their fists and whole teams standing with locked arms to display unity. One team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, stayed in the locker room during The Star-Spangled Banner. Last week across the entire NFL, only four players knelt or sat, and two stood with their fists raised. In the nine early games yesterday, AP reporters counted 102 players kneeling or sitting, and at least three raising their fists. The reactions reverberated across the Atlantic, where about two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams’ game at Wembley Stadium in London. Other players on both teams and Jaguars owner Shad Khan remained locked arm-in-arm throughout the playing of the national anthem and God Save The Queen. No players were kneeling during the British anthem. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first athlete to refuse to stand during the national anthem as a protest to police treatment of minorities last year. This season, no team has signed him, and some supporters believe NFL owners are avoiding him because of the controversy. That protest movement ballooned yesterday following Trump’s weekend rant that began with him calling for NFL protesters to be fired. It continued Saturday with the president rescinding a White House invitation for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, who had said they were considering not attending. By yesterday, it was one of the main topics of conversation on social media and around the country. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech in Huntsville, Alabama, and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation’s top athletes, with LeBron James calling the president a “bum”. Hours later, Major League Baseball saw its first player take a knee during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said to loud applause at Friday night’s rally, comments he kept echoing over the next two days. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our flag & country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!” the president said in a tweet yesterday morning. – AP PROTEST AGAINST POLICE
The gesture is likely to inflame tensions among Serb nationalists and ethnic Albanians. Shaqiri was born in Kosovo, the former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia doesn’t recognise Kosovo’s independence and relations between the two countries remain tense. Xhaka’s parents are originally from Kosovo and they are of Albanian heritage. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored for Serbia with a header in the fifth minute. The win puts Switzerland into second place in Group E with four points, the same as Brazil. The Swiss will advance to the round of 16 if they beat Costa Rica on Wednesday in Nizhny Novgorod. Serbia will face Brazil in Moscow at the same time. Underlying tensions KALININGRAD, Russia (AP): Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland’s 2-0 victory over Serbia yesterday at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage. In the tournament’s first come-from-behind victory, Xhaka made it 1-1 in the 52nd minute with a powerful shot through a crowded penalty. Shaqiri added the other in injury time after running past the Serbian defence. Both put their open hands together with their thumbs locked and fingers outstretched to make what looks like the double-headed eagle displayed on Albania’s national flag. The thumbs represent the heads of the two eagles, while the fingers look like the feathers.
MONACO (AP): Former European champions Benfica, PSV Eindhoven and Red Star Belgrade advanced to the Champions League group stage yesterday, while Salzburg were eliminated in the play-offs for the fifth time in nine years after wasting a two-goal lead. Salzburg’s quest to join Europe’s elite under long-time financial backer Red Bull was in sight when they led Red Star 2-0 with 30 minutes to play in the second-leg game in Austria. It all changed in a 75-second burst as the Serbian champion’s El Fardou Ben Nabouhane scored twice with close-range finishes. The forward’s goals sent the 1991 European Cup winners through on away goals with a 2-2 aggregate score. Red Star will be playing in the group stage for the first time in the 27-season Champions League era. Two-time champions Benfica and 1988 European Cup winners PSV had an easier time to advance. Benfica won 4-1 at PAOK Thessaloniki to go through 5-2 in aggregate, and PSV beat BATE Borisov 3-0 for a 6-2 aggregate score. After a 1-1 draw in Lisbon last week, Benfica looked to be in trouble when they trailed to a 13th-minute goal by PAOK’s Aleksandar Prijovic. Benfica hit back with three goals in a 19-minute spell before half-time from Jardel, Eduardo Salvio and Pizzi. Salvio added a fourth in the second half for the 1961 and ’62 champions. The result means that Benfica will be among the second-seeded teams in today’s group-stage draw and pushed last season’s runners-up Liverpool down into the third-seeded pot that also contains PSV. The Dutch champions join compatriots Ajax in the draw after easing past BATE, with Steven Bergwijn, Luuk de Jong and Mexico winger Hirving Lozano scoring the goals. Salzburg seemed finally destined for the group stage after forward Munas Dabbur netted a brace either side of half-time. The second came from a penalty that seemed harshly awarded when Hannes Wolf was tackled after cleanly getting off his shot. Though Salzburg have won nine Austrian titles since being taken over and rebranded by energy drink maker Red Bull in 2005, they always failed to get through the Champions League qualifying rounds. The six play-off losers enter the Europa League group-stage draw to be held tomorrow in Monaco.
In what was one of the most sought-after ticketed events for the Easter season, the New Thriving Restaurant in Providence, East Bank Demerara in association with the Sonia Noel Foundation for the Creative Arts debuted “Afternoon Delight”, which included a fashion show and display. “Afternoon Delight” is set to be a daily staple for the newly-built branch of the restaurant chain. From 15:00h to 17:00h on a daily basis, patrons will be able to order off the Tea and Dessert Menu, choosing from a wide assortment of teas and desserts.Fashion designer Noel launched her prom collection, displaying very elegant and tasteful gowns for the upcoming finale of high school.Displaying those pieces were actual students from St Rose’s High, Tutorial High, North Georgetown Multilateral and Nations University. One of the girls noted that the ‘experience was one she would never forget’.The models were all adorned with jewellery by Fiona Northe-Graham and make-up done by Meleesa Payne-Bishop, Leisa Gibson, and Niketa Hussain; Hussain was on site to give make-up tips and advice and to apply any make-up or makeovers for patrons wanting a touch-up.Also on site was Natasha Azeez, who has become wildly popular for her very unique and economically priced henna designs. In the background, attendees were ‘lullabied’ by the sweet and soft melodies of Keith Campbell on the saxophone and veteran musician Herbie Hancook on the guitar.Two lucky patrons, in the junior and senior categories, won dinner for two at the New Thriving Restaurant for their very creative hat display.New Thriving is intent on staging a show once per month to build the “Afternoon Delight” brand. May 6 will see the Tribute to Mothers’ edition; details will be available in the press soon. Noel said: “”Afternoon Delight” is the perfect event to relax and have some tea with new and old friends, catching up with family or just having some me time. We wanted to create an atmosphere of pure relaxation and fashion, basking in the beautiful ambience of the New Thriving Restaurant.”Campbell and Hancook’s instrumentals with the vocals of Gospel singer Mariam Corlette Williams certainly added sophistication to this memorable event.