Running Star to bolt with Tankoy Memorial Cup

first_imgMidweek racing resumes at Caymanas Park today, with the annual renewal of the Donald Tankoy Memorial Cup maiden condition race for three-year-olds over 1300 metres taking the spotlight.The maximum 16 starters have been declared, among them the Carl Anderson-trained VALLEY OF THE CATS, who was a disqualified winner over this trip on August 17.She ran on strongly to win by 11/2 lengths from COLEEN, but caused interference and was demoted by the stewards and the race awarded to COLEEN.Still in maiden company although passing the post first, VALLEY OF THE CATS seemingly has much in her favour, with in-form claiming apprentice Javaniel Patterson riding her from the convenient mark of 52.0kg. But she’s not the only one with appealing form in the lineup and will have to fight to win.Others such as RUNNING STAR, REASSURANCE, SILVER SLIPPERS and BROOKLYN should enter the reckoning, none moreso than RUNNING STAR, a lightly raced filly by Deputy Glitters out of Akioda, who has finished second in three of her five races to date.She really caught the eye last time out when failing by a neck to beat UNION FOUR over the straight five course and having looked best at exercise in this large field, only needs to avoid traffic from the number one post position to go one better.PREPARATIONRUNNING STAR pleased at exercise in preparation for this race, galloping 51/2 furlongs in 1:09.0 on September 4. With trainer Patrick Lynch now calling on the experience of jockey Jevanne Erwin to chart a winning course, RUNNING STAR gets the nod over VALLEY OF THE CATS and REASSURANCE.Elsewhere on the nine-race programme, which commences at 12;45 p.m., MISTER BONES and SUPER COP, both well drawn on the stands’ side, should fight out the finish of the competitive looking eighth race over the straight five course.The Gordon Lewis-trained MISTER BONES has been knocking at the door and following his strong second to BIG DATA recently, having the then favourite SUPER COP behind in the process, is given the edge.Other firm fancies are OUR CREATION in the third race, OMEGA in the sixth and down in class PAPER N LACE to stave off BLESSEDNESS in the closing race over a mile.last_img read more

Batting collapse leaves Windies A staring at defeat

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):Rahkeem Cornwall secured career-best figures, but West Indies A were slumping towards a heavy defeat after suffering another dramatic batting collapse in the opening four-day Test against Sri Lanka A here yesterday.Trailing by 110 runs on first innings, the Caribbean side ended day three of the game at the Khettarama Stadium on 165 for nine – only 55 runs in front-heading into today’s final day.Left-hander Vishaul Singh top-scored again with 46, tail-ender Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai chipped in with 34, while captain Shamarh Brooks got 28, but West Indies A struggled to put meaningful partnerships together.They were undermined by left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan, who claimed three for 47 while seamers Asitha Fernando (2-16) and Asela Gunaratne (2-30), along with off-spinner Charith Asalanka (2-27), all supported with two wickets each.West Indies A never really recovered from losing left-hander Kieran Powell for a first-ball ‘duck’ to the sixth ball of the innings, bowled by Fernando, and they quickly tumbled to 31 for three as opener Rajendra Chandrika (5) and John Campbell (22) also fell cheaply.For the second time in the game, Vishaul and Brooks came together to repair the innings, this time putting on a crucial 44 for the fourth wicket.Vishaul faced 111 deliveries and struck five fours while Brooks failed to find the boundary in his 95-ball innings.When Brooks was caught at the wicket off Gunaratne, wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton (8) joined Vishaul to post a further 28 for the fifth wicket before things fell apart.FOUR QUICK WICKETSHamilton’s dismissal – caught and bowled by Asalanka – triggered another slide as West Indies A lost four quick wickets for 29 runs to collapse to 132 for eight.Only a 33-run, ninth-wicket stand between Motie-Kanhai and Keon Joseph (9 not out) saved the tourists from being bowled out late in the day.Motie-Kanhai faced 69 deliveries and counted four fours before becoming Sandakan’s third wicket of a fine spell.Earlier, Cornwall added two more wickets to his six on Wednesday to finish with eight for 108 as Sri Lanka A, resuming on 348 for eight, were dismissed for 386.Gunaratne, unbeaten on 15 overnight, made 38.last_img read more

Clarendon stun JC in FLOW Cup

first_img Yesterday’s results – Clarendon College 1 Jamaica College 0 – STETHS 4 Holy Trinity 3 Jamaica College, the 2014 ISSA-FLOW Super Cup champions, were booted from this year’s competition after they were clipped 1-0 by Clarendon College at Sabina Park yesterday. The result is a big one for Clarendon who came into the contest as one of the unseeded daCosta Cup teams. Clarendon played fearless and free-flowing football which stunned the reigning Manning Cup holders. Creggton Charlton scored the winner in the 50th minute after a lightning fast Clarendon College counter-attack, in a match which was played on a wet field. According to the forward and captain, the goal was special. “It’s a good feeling to score the winning goal. To give my team the win is tremendous. They beat us in the 2014 Olivier Shield and, now, I have taken my revenge,” Charlton said. While the first half was an almost even contest, JC went on the offensive early, creating chances but just could not finish. They did get the ball into the net but Demale Sinclair was ruled offside. With six minutes injury time added, Donovan Dawkins went close to finding the equaliser for JC. but his low, hard shot was saved by Clarendon’s goalkeeper Benjamin Williams. Winning coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis said Clarendon were always confident they could get past JC. “We did not fear JC. This is Clarendon College and people should stop this foolishness about underdogs, any team can win. Football is football. We came here to win, not to lose in the first round,” he stressed. “You are always upset when you lose, but it wasn’t a bad game. Clarendon, in the second half, were quicker to the first and second ball, and they were able to score a goal, so hats off to them,” JC’s coach Miguel Coley said.last_img read more

Kraigg Brathwaite puts Windies in sight of lead

first_img Seamers Mohammad Amir (2-44) and Wahab Riaz (2-65) did the damage for Pakistan, claiming two wickets apiece. Earlier, teenaged seamer Alzarri Joseph picked up the last two wickets to fall as the hosts added 26 runs to their overnight 255 for eight, before they were dismissed about 35 minutes into the morning. In the eighth over of the day, Joseph had Mohammad Amir dragging on for 20 and four balls later, knocked over Yasir Shah in similar fashion for 12. Faced with a tricky period before lunch, West Indies found themselves quickly in turmoil when they lost opener Leon Johnson (1), Darren Bravo (13) and Marlon Samuels without scoring, to slide to 38 for three at the interval. The left-handed Johnson perished in the fourth over with six runs on the board, lbw to one from left-armer Wahab which came back to beat an uncertain defensive push. Bravo then spent 29 deliveries at the crease and counted two fours before attempting to hit left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar over the top and slicing a catch to cover where Amir took a diving catch at 32 for two. And in the penultimate over before lunch, Samuels pushed forward to leg spinner Yasir Shah to the 10th delivery he faced and was adjudged lbw. Jermaine Blackwood, not yet off the mark at the interval, produced a typical cameo afterwards with a run-a-ball 23, which included four boundaries as he helped add 30 for the fourth wicket with Brathwaite. But the right-hander’s ambition cost him in the seventh over after lunch when he drove at one from Amir not quite there for the drive, and edged to Asad Shafiq at gully. The fightback began as Brathwaite and Chase combined to frustrate Pakistan for the remainder of the session and steer West Indies safely to tea without further loss, at 141 for four. Brathwaite, on 21 at lunch, inched to his half-century 25 minutes before tea off 109 balls with six fours and was 55 not out at the break, while Chase played positively to be unbeaten on 43. Chase notched his maiden Test half-century in the second over following the resumption when he cleared the ropes at long on with Yasir but in the next over, he sliced a drive to Younis Khan in the cordon to give Amir his second wicket. Chase struck six fours and a six off 89 balls. Pakistan’s hopes of triggering a collapse were dashed as Brathwaite and Dowrich offered resistance, helping West Indies to battle their way into a strong position. SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Phlegmatic opener Kraigg Brathwaite marched to within touching distance of his fifth Test hundred as he spearheaded a West Indies fight-back against Pakistan on the second day of the final Test here yesterday. Replying to Pakistan’s first innings of 281 all out, the Caribbean side reached the close at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 244 for six, only 37 runs adrift of taking first innings lead for the first time in the lopsided three-Test series. Brathwaite was unbeaten on 95 in a knock that has been the bedrock of the West Indies innings, which flirted with crisis at 68 for four about half-hour after lunch. The right-hander faced 206 deliveries and counted ten fours, and anchored two key partnerships which pulled his side around and left the game evenly poised heading into the pivotal third day. First, he put on 83 for the fifth wicket with Roston Chase, who produced his first significant score of the series with an even 50, before adding a further 83 with fit-again wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, who made a stylish, if chancy, 47. TWO WICKETS APIECElast_img read more

Jimmy Adams targets winning WI structure

first_img Adams, who led West Indies in 15 Tests and 26 ODIs, said he believed his vision was one shared by the West Indies Cricket Board and fans across the region. “I think I share a common vision with, not just the people I am employed to, but the people of the Caribbean,” the 49-year-old Jamaican noted. “[They] would like to see West Indies cricket strong again. I know we’ve been through some lean years and to share the vision – which is good competitive cricket coming out of West Indies – is something we all want to see and hopefully I can play some role in helping the region achieve that.” Adams will bring to the post the experience of a successful playing career which saw him average 41 from 54 Tests, and also feature in 127 ODIs. He also spent four seasons as head coach at English County Kent, and said the tenure there also equipped him for his current role. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Newly appointed Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams says one of the major items on his agenda is creating a structure that can lead to the establishing of a new winning culture in West Indies cricket. The former Windies Test captain, who took up the post this month, said while the success of the international teams was important, a proper developmental structure would ensure the sustainability of that success. “I think, ultimately, we all want success, we want, first-team success,” Adams told Line and Length Network. “I would back that up and say we want a structure that guarantees a certain standard of cricket, even if you’re not winning every day, but you know that with what we have from grassroots through youth cricket through the first class structure, you know that the standard will be within a certain range. “I think in terms of sustainability, that becomes critical. We want to see the first team – men’s and women – winning. I think that goes without saying, but I would also like to underpin that with a structure that would guarantee a certain standard of cricket going forward.” While West Indies have excelled in the game’s shortest version, they have slumped badly in the Test and one-day formats with performances, which have left them in the nether regions of the international rankings. The current state is a far cry from the halcyon era of the late 1970s and 1980s when the regional unit dominated world cricket in both formats. SHARED VISIONlast_img read more

Major drop in Spanish football doping tests

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Political stalemate in Spain and failure to reach a deal with football’s governing bodies have damaged efforts to maintain doping tests in the Spanish league.Only 57 doping tests have been carried out in Spain’s first division this season, according to the country’s anti-doping agency, while more than 400 players have seen action in over 200 matches so far.In 2015, Spain’s anti-doping agency carried out 889 doping tests in the top two divisions of Spanish football and the Copa del Rey tournament, an average of 74 a month.Questions from The Associated Press regarding when those 57 tests were carried out, and if testing in football is still continuing, were not immediately answered by the agency.Equally worrying for WADA, the world’s anti-doping agency, those 57 tests in the first six months of the season were done while Spain remains non-compliant with WADA’s stricter standards.’ALARMING’WADA called the lack of tests in a football league that boasts such star talents as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar “alarming”.”The lack of testing in a country with one of the leading football leagues worldwide for a period of almost 12 months is alarming, and will do little to instil confidence in clean sport at a time when it is needed most,” WADA said in a statement.Spain’s anti-doping agency said that the Spanish government is close to ending an almost year-long wait to bring its doping legislation up to WADA standards. The government had been unable to act following a political deadlock in parliament caused by two inconclusive elections that finally gave way to a new government in October.Spain’s anti-doping agency said that, unlike in football, it succeeded in reaching agreements with the international governing bodies of other sports to assist in maintaining doping tests during the past year.Its efforts, however, to strike such a bargain with both FIFA and UEFA failed.last_img read more

All the way up – Sunshine Girls coach wants to rule the world

first_imgHead coach of the Sunshine Girls, Englishwoman Jermaine Allison-McCracken, has declared that she will do whatever it takes to help move the number-four ranked team to the top of the world rankings. Allison-McCracken was introduced to the media by Netball Jamaica (NJ) at a press conference held at the Social Development Foundation yesterday, a month after she was appointed to the hot seat. One of her first tasks, she said, is to improve the players physically and mentally. “There is nothing better than sitting in this seat right now. I am so pleased to be on board with these girls. I saw them last night (Wednesday) and they are working hard and I know that they are going to work a lot harder. I know that I am going to see physical improvements. I am going to see mental improvements and mental toughness because that is my specialist area. “What I have done over the past 30-40 years is to coach netball for fun, but now I can take it seriously and bring all my expertise in terms of my professional training, as well as my passion for netball and put them all together in my dream job in a paradise island,” added Allison-McCracken. TOUGH JOB She admitted that it will be tough to get Jamaica up to the pinnacle of world netball. “It is a very tough job but any international coach will have a tough job,” she said. “There are some tough decisions to make ahead but I am not going to make any of these by myself because I have Sasher-Gaye (Henry), who is my assistant and I have a really big support team and I will be using and drawing on all their expertise.” According to her, she is very familiar with the Sunshine Girls’ style of play and so this is going to make it much easier for her to work with the Jamaican players. “I have watched these Sunshine Girls over the past 20 years because anytime they are on TV, I am always tuned in,” she said. “I analyse their games, I know how they play. I am an avid fan and now I am the coach.” Allison-McCracken, who is of Jamaican parentage, brings to the position substantial training in the areas of sports psychology and netball coaching. She also holds a United Kingdom Level 2 coaching certificate.last_img read more

Valdez stars as Creamline takes down Pocari Sweat

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline continued its torrid start after a gutsy win over defending champion Pocari Sweat, 25-15, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Alyssa Valdez unleashed a game-high 30 points to power the Cool Smashers’ fourth victory in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “The mindset of the players was to really win and it was a team effort,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro.“Alyssa really leads the team during practices and games and it’s not all Alyssa in the fourth set. Everybody did well,” Almadro added.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’Valdez was backed up by Pau Soriano and Rosemarie Vargas, who scored 15 and 10 points, respectively.Myla Pablo led the Lady Warriors, who slipped to 3-1, with 26 points but his last two hits went out and was blocked by Soriano. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles01:31Typhoon Kammuri lashes the Philippines01:40Filipinos 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 Canadians drub Gilas in Jones Cup opener LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Creamline gained solo lead in the standings but it has no room for any letup especially with its star captain Valdez likely to miss the team’s last three games due to her commitment with the national team.The national team leaves for its training camp in Japan on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Venus Williams falls short of 6th Wimbledon title at age 37

first_imgView comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Up until late in the first set Saturday, Williams did play quite well.In 2011, she revealed she had been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, a condition that can cause exhaustion and joint pain. Williams has since spoken about how she turned to a plant-based diet and learned other ways to get by. A half-dozen exits from majors after her opening match made some think Williams might stop playing tennis, let alone return to its biggest stages.“There were definitely,” Williams said this week, “some issues.”But she never lost her love for the sport or a desire to get her game back in order.“I’m just very surprised that she’s hungry to keep winning. She has won almost everything. She’s not (still) young, to be looking forward to all these matches. She just shows this toughness,” Muguruza said. “I don’t know if I will be like this @ her age.”The strongest initial sign of a renaissance for Williams came during a run to the Wimbledon semifinals a year ago. Then, this January, she got to the Australian Open final for the first time since 2003, losing to her sister, Serena. And then came these past two weeks and her first appearance in the Wimbledon final since a loss to Serena in 2009.“I’ve been in a position a lot of times this year to contend for big titles. That’s the kind of position I want to keep putting myself in,” Williams said. “It’s just about getting over the line. I believe I can do that.”She was asked more than once by reporters Saturday whether the Sjogren’s or the accumulated fatigue or her age played a role in the way the match unfolded. But Williams deflected those questions, instead offering praise of Muguruza, whose power and precision gave the American problems.“Credit to her,” Williams said. “She just dug in there.”Williams hit five double-faults, three in one game and once to get broken to begin the second set. She finished with 25 unforced errors, more than twice as many as Muguruza. Williams twice was a point from taking the opening set before unraveling completely, dropping the last nine games and losing 7-5, 6-0 to Muguruza, who earned her first Wimbledon championship.“This is where you want to be. I like to win. I don’t want to just get to a final,” said Williams, at 37 the oldest woman to play in a title match at the grass-court major since 1994. “It’s just about playing a little better.”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’She appeared ready to take control Saturday, ahead 5-4 in the first set and with Muguruza serving at 15-40. But Williams netted a forehand to close a 20-stroke exchange on the first set point. And on the second, she sent a return long. Muguruza would go on to win that game — and the next eight, too, to earn her third Grand Slam trophy.Williams owns seven of them — five at Wimbledon in 2000-01, 2005, 2007 and 2008; two at the U.S. Open in 2000-01. But her coach, David Witt, offered one explanation for the way everything came undone for Williams against Muguruza.“It was just nerves,” Witt said.“She never, I thought, looked like she was relaxed out there,” he added.Williams arrived in England a few weeks after being involved in a two-car accident in Florida. Two weeks after the crash, a 78-year-old passenger in the other vehicle died. At a news conference following her first-round victory at Wimbledon, Williams was asked about the episode, and she tried to respond, before wiping away tears and briefly leaving the room to compose herself.Witt said they hadn’t discussed what happened with each other once the tournament began, hoping Williams could “just focus on the tennis.”ADVERTISEMENT Lewis Hamilton takes pole for F1 British GP for 5th time 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Venus Williams of the United States holds the runners-up plate after losing to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Women’s Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. David Ramos/Pool Photo via APLONDON — Through it all, Venus Williams kept working, kept striving, kept eyeing yet another Wimbledon championship.Through it all, through the difficult days of adjusting to life with an energy-sapping autoimmune disease, through the disappointing days of first-round losses that led to questions about retirement, through all of the accumulating years, she pressed on. And on Saturday, facing Garbine Muguruza in the final, Williams had a shot at her sixth title at the All England Club — nine years after her last one and, remarkably, 17 years after her first.ADVERTISEMENT “She started pressing in the second,” Witt observed, “and balls were flying out like you don’t see.”This was Williams’ 16th Grand Slam final, second of 2017.She sounded certain that it won’t be the last.Asked during the on-court trophy presentation if she had a message for Serena, who is off the tour while expecting a baby, Venus said: “Oh, I miss you. I tried my best to do the same things you do, but I think that there’ll be other opportunities. I do.”After all that’s gone on, why doubt her now?Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Batangas nears playoffs, ousts Racal from playoff race

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Saitanan topped Batangas with 19 points and six rebounds, Bautista shot 3-of-7 from threes and wound up with 18 markers, eight boards, four assists, and two steals, and Ablaza tallied a double-double in tune of his 17 points and 10 rebounds.“I’m very thankful to God for helping us sustain this game and I’m thankful to the players that even though Joseph is not with us, we were still able to respond to the challenge,” said coach Eric Gonzales.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’Paolo Pontejos tried to bring Racal back in the game late, cutting the deficit to as low as two, 92-90, with 31.9 seconds left, but Ablaza calmly drained two freebies to seal the win for Batangas in the clutch.It was a sorry defeat for Racal, which made the Finals last conference but will now miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2015 Foundation Cup with a 3-5 card. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Pontejos drilled 26 points to lead his side in the losing effort, while Jamil Ortuoste had 10.The Scores:BATANGAS 95 – Saitanan 19, Bautista 18, Ablaza 17, De Joya 10, Isit 8, Zamora 7, Napoles 4, Ragasa 4, Dela Peña 3, Laude 2, Anderson 2, Mendoza 1, Mag-isa 0.RACAL MOTORS 90 – Pontejos 26, Ortuoste 10, Ayonayon 9, Capacio 8, Cortes 8, Tallo 7, Apreku 6, Gomez 6, Mangahas 4, Cabrera 3, Grimaldo 3, Faundo 0, Octubre 0, Lozada 0.Quarters: 21-19, 49-43, 73-69, 95-90.ADVERTISEMENT Jessie Saitanan. PBA IMAGESBatangas booted Racal Motors out of the playoff race and closed in on a quarterfinal seat in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a 95-90 triumph Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Without leading scorer Joseph Sedurifa, who has since been called up by Meralco in the PBA, the Batangueños leaned on the trio of Jessie Saitanan, Jhaps Bautista, and Cedrick Ablaza to carry the load and improve their standing to 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Visiting Perpetual nips Mapua at home in NCAA On Tour 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 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View commentslast_img read more