How Guardiola turned Man City into convincing EPL champions

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Manchester City wrapped up the title on Sunday when Manchester United, the nearest challenger, surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion. City leads by 16 points with five games still to play.A side meticulously molded and prepared by Pep Guardiola won a record 18 straight Premier League games from August to late December, and they’ve put up plenty more impressive numbers.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 crownEighty-seven points, 93 goals, a goal difference of plus 68, 28 wins from 33 games. The current lead of 16 points is one of the biggest in the league’s history.Guardiola didn’t win a trophy in his first season at City. His reaction? To spend 200 million pounds ($260 million) of the club’s Abu Dhabi owners’ riches in the offseason, upgrade and tweak the weakest parts of the team, and deliver arguably the most stunning brand of football ever seen in English soccer. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC One performance, in a 7-2 win over Stoke in October, stands out. In that game, De Bruyne set up one goal with no-look pass to Leroy Sane, before supplying the winger for another goal with a diagonal through ball that sliced through four defenders.De Bruyne’s new role also got the best out of central midfield partner David Silva, who has played just ahead of De Bruyne and been given license to go forward more.The use of two central-midfield playmakers is new to English soccer — and has produced handsome results.WINNING STREAKWhen City beat Swansea 4-0 on Dec. 13, the team established an English top-flight record of 15 straight victories — surpassing the 14-match winning streaks of Arsenal (2002), Preston (1951), and both Manchester United and Bristol City in 1905.City would go on to win three more games before drawing 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Dec. 31, ending the winning run at 18.City was undefeated at that stage, raising the prospect of going through the season unbeaten like Arsenal’s Premier League “Invincibles” of 2003-04. A 4-3 loss at Liverpool on Jan. 14 put paid to that, but the league title was virtually wrapped up already.LATE GOALSThat winning run started with Raheem Sterling’s goal in the seventh minute of injury time in a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth on Aug. 26. It wouldn’t be the last decisive late intervention by the winger.He scored an 84th-minute winner against Huddersfield on Nov. 26, a 96th-minute winner against Southampton three days later, before David Silva grabbed an 83rd-minute winner against West Ham four days after that. All three games finished 2-1, and it revived memories of the winning goals scored in so-called “Fergie Time” by Manchester United’s trophy-winning teams under Alex Ferguson. View comments City, it seemed, wasn’t just playing the best football in the division, but had more resilience and fortune than any other team, too.KEY WINSAlong the way, some notable performances established a champion-in-waiting aura around City.The first was a dominant 1-0 victory at Chelsea on Sept. 30, when the defending champion was played off the field at Stamford Bridge. Two weeks later, that 7-2 win over Stoke featured some imperious attacking play.Then there was the 2-1 win at Manchester United on Dec.10, featuring scrappy goals at set pieces from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, that left City 11 points clear of its neighbor. With not even half the season gone, United manager Jose Mourinho said his team’s title hopes were “probably” over.Back-to-back wins across 72 hours in early March — 3-0 at Arsenal and 1-0 at home to Chelsea — all but confirmed what everyone had known for weeks: City was going to be champion.It just needed clinching then. A 3-2 home loss to United in the derby denied City the chance to win the league in record time — with six games left — but Guardiola’s team only had to wait another week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola applauds the fans as he walks from the pitch after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)MANCHESTER, England — What do you get when you combine the world’s most coveted coach, financial backers with bottomless pockets, and the most talented group of players in the country?Answer: One of the most ruthless, convincing title triumphs in the 26-year history of the English Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Here’s a look at how Guardiola achieved the turnaround:MOMENTUMThe blueprint for this season’s record-breaking success was laid in the second half of last season, when Pep Guardiola found his formula.Largely sticking to a 4-3-3 formation with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling as wingers, Guardiola dispensed completely with his occasional use of a three-man defense. City lost just two of its last 24 games in all competitions from the middle of January last year, providing momentum to take into the 2017-18 campaign.Throw in some key summer signings and some tactical tinkering, and City has proved to be unstoppable.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ SIGNINGSFull backs were City’s offseason priority — 30-somethings Gael Clichy, Aleksandar Kolarov, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta all departed over the summer — and the club spent 120 million pounds ($155 million) to bring in Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo.Pep Guardiola places huge significance on the impact of full backs in terms of his team’s attacking game plan, needing them to act as both wingers and defenders.Mendy got injured in September so his impact has been negligible while Danilo has been little more than a backup. It’s Walker’s presence that has added a new dimension to City, his raids up the right wing allowing Raheem Sterling to come inside more and give the team greater numbers in the box to convert chances.It’s no surprise that Sterling has had the most prolific season of his career, scoring 22 goals in all competitions so far.Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes joined for $45 million from Benfica and has been a huge upgrade from Claudio Bravo with his shot-stopping and pinpoint long passing with a booming left foot.Bernardo Silva, signed for $55 million from Monaco, has slowly developed into a key squad player, providing cover for Sterling and Leroy Sane.TWO PLAYMAKERSIt’s a minor tactical switch that has had a major impact.Pep Guardiola’s decision to deploy Kevin De Bruyne in a deeper central-midfield role has allowed the Belgian to demonstrate his all-round skills, notably his vision, work rate and reading of the game. He’s been able to keep up his regular supply of assists, too, setting up 16 goals, with passes and through balls that are beyond many of his peers. Alapag, Alab looking to finish strong after overcoming poor startlast_img read more

Federer survives scare against Paire to advance in Halle

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Switzerland Roger Federer returns a ball to France’s Benoit Paire in their round of 16 match at the ATP tennis tournament in Halle, western Germany, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)HALLE, Germany — Defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) win on Thursday.Paire rallied after losing the first set to take the second, and the Frenchman defended two match points at 6-5 in the decider to force a tiebreaker. Eight minutes later, it was a match point for the 48th-ranked Paire, and again when a mistake from Federer left it 7-6 in Paire’s favor.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ LATEST STORIES Also Thursday, Borna Coric defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2.The Croat next faces either Florian Mayer or Andreas Seppi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees But the top-ranked Swiss took the next three points to close the match in just under two hours at the grass-court tournament.Federer extended his grass-court winning streak to 18 matches, including his titles in Stuttgart last week and at Halle and Wimbledon last year.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 crownFederer skipped the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row and is now just four wins away from matching Jimmy Connors’ all-time record of 174 victories on grass.Federer next faces Matthew Ebden of Australia, who upset former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Coach’s trust proves vital for Pirates

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We want them to be winners in life more than winners on the court,” he added.Lyceum’s victory put to waste Hamadou Laminou’s 34-point, 16-rebound effort for the Generals.After suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury on his right knee last year, the Cameroonian center is focused in helping the Generals in any way he can.“I don’t want to think about my injury anymore,” Laminou said. “I want to focus on scoring.”In the nightcap, new Perpetual Help recruit Edgar Charcos stepped up big to notch his first NCAA victory—a 78-75 thriller against Letran.Charcos, a transferee from University of the East, delivered 27 points on a nine-of-12 clip from the field. He had 22 in the first half alone.“Being trusted as the starting guard, I challenged myself to perform well for my new school,” Charcos said in Filipino. —WITH A REPORT FROM IVAN RUIZ L. SUING Marcelino poured 13 of his 24 points in the final frame to lift Lyceum past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 106-97, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Marcelino’s scoring burst rescued the Pirates after the Generals pillaged their 31-point lead and trimmed it to just 80-77 heading into the final period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It was a big learning for us because we were ahead and yet we played complacently,” Marcelino said in Filipino. “We doubled our effort in the fourth quarter to regain our lead and eventually win the game.”Robinson said he trusted his players “to do the right thing” when the Generals made multiple runs. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 LATEST STORIES Rivals F2 Logistics, Petron cross paths in crucial clash In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “As a coach, sometimes you just have to bite your lip and trust your players that they will find a way,” Robinson said.Meanwhile, San Sebastian held off St. Benilde, 85-77, as the Blazers handed limited minutes to key cogs Clement Leutcheu and Yankie Haruna due to disciplinary sanctions.Blazers head coach TY Tang, however, did not disclose the reason behind the sanction and said that some things were just bigger than winning ball games.“This is the part wherein we’d rather discipline more than being out there on the court and compete to win,” Tang said.More than good players, Tang wants his wards to see the bigger picture of things.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lyceum coach Topex Robinson is big on trusting his players to make the right play. Jaycee Marcelino showed everyone why.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Eya Laure ready for whatever role Tigresses have for her

first_imgLaure had to go through two more years of high school due to the K-12 program, but she used that time to acquaint her in the Premier Volleyball League as a guest player for the Tigresses.“I’m just preparing myself in any way possible so I can help my team,” said Laure in Filipino after UST’s 25-23, 25-22, 25-16, win over University of Perpetual Help Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I will just do whatever it takes for us to win, I’m fine with whatever role I’m given.”Laure is only two games into her senior career and she’s still finding her rightful position with the team after becoming one of the best high school players the UAAP has ever seen. Serena Williams hits out again at anti-doping testing ‘discrimination’ During her high school days, Laure was a one-time MVP, Rookie of the Year, Best Attacker, Best Setter, and two-time Best Opposite Hitter making her the most versatile recruit UST had in recent memory.Laure said she wants to develop into becoming a better opposite hitter once the UAAP Season 81 starts, as she will share the frontline with Cherry Rondina, Milena Alessandrini, and older sister EJ.“I’m focused on becoming an opposite hitter instead of being a setter,” said Laure, who had 12 points against the Lady Altas. “I don’t see myself as a first-choice setter, maybe I’m a last resort setter if the team needs a tall lineup.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Finally moving up to the senior squad of University of Santo Tomas after a long wait, Eya Laure is more than eager to do whatever it takes to make an impact in her new playground.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Usain Bolt struggling with football pace, but working hard

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Usain Bolt makes his way through security as he arrives at Sydney international airport on August 18, 2018.Bolt, 31-year-old eight-time Olympic champion, arrived to start training with the A-League club Central Coast Mariners. / AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHANSprint superstar Usain Bolt admitted Tuesday he was struggling with the tempo of professional football but is working hard to raise his fitness levels ahead of his first trial match this week.The eight-time Olympic champion has been given an opportunity by Australia’s Central Coast Mariners to fulfill his dream of a football career and has stepped up his training regime since hooking up with the A-League club last week.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal He was put through his paces with the rest of the squad at a more intensive session at the team’s base in the town of Gosford, 75 kilometers north of Sydney, on Tuesday.After some warming up and a jog around the pitch, he took part in ball drills and while his passing was fine, he was slow to get the hang of the movement required.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 32-year-old’s lack of football fitness was also evident and he appeared to tire quickly, resting more than his teammates.Bolt admitted to struggling with the constant stop-start of football, more used to a quick fire sprint on the athletics track before winding down. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “I imagine he’ll get some minutes on Friday,” said club coach Mike Mulvey, conscious that thousands of fans are set to turn up and with the match due to be broadcast live on pay-tv.He said the Jamaican was “doing OK”.“The things we are asking him to do are things that he hasn’t done for quite some years,” he added.“He has played football as an athlete in between athletic meets so he has rudimentary skills. There’s no problem about that. It’s about being able to do it at the speed that we do it. It takes time to adjust.”Bolt dominated sprinting since taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.He went on to win a further six Olympic golds and pick up 11 world titles before retiring last year and fulfilling his real passion — football. He remains the world record holder for 100 meters.Bolt said he was seeing slow improvements in his game.“For me, it’s about just getting fit and as many touches of the ball that I can. The more I play the more comfortable I get,” he said.“It’s all about being focused, taking my time and being smart and pushing myself to get to the level I need to be at to be in the starting XI.”center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “The most challenging thing for me is the stop and go because I’m not used to picking up speed, going back down, then back again,” he said.“It’s all about practicing and getting used to the system. I have time so will just learn the ways and keep pushing.”‘Doing OK’The Mariners hope to turn Bolt into A-League material in time for the start of the 2018/19 season in late October, with the club saying he can stay indefinitely to prove his credentials and earn a playing contract.They have a pre-season friendly on Friday against an amateur side and Bolt is expected to get his first taste of a competitive game, but only as a substitute.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadal sends injured Ferrer into Grand Slam retirement View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Football player walks off after being ridiculed by own fans

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams’ attitude defused dress code row, says French Open director Gabuza got up and, with the help of a team official, headed for the tunnel again.The 31-year-old Gabuza was being booed for some misses in front of goal early in the game. He has scored only eight goals in five years with Orlando Pirates, one of South Africa’s biggest clubs, and has been targeted for abuse by Pirates fans before. Yet, he has a good strike rate for South Africa’s national team, with six goals in 16 appearances.Orlando Pirates won the game against Black Leopards 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Before he left the field in Tuesday’s game in South Africa’s top division, Gabuza sarcastically applauded his team’s supporters and then made a signal referring to a substitution.As he headed to the tunnel, Gabuza was angrily confronted by his coach, Milutin Sredojevic, who shoved the player in the chest and shouted at him. Gabuza’s teammates also tried to pull him back onto the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The situation became even more bizarre when Gabuza returned to the side of the field early in the second half limping and with his right leg heavily bandaged, apparently injured.As he sat in the dugout, the referee came over and showed him a yellow card for removing his shirt in the first half, and a second yellow for leaving the field without permission, and sent him off. Thamsanqa Gabuza (top) from South Africa is tackled by Aurelien Cheudjou from Cameroon during the African Cup of Nations 2017 qualifier match at the Moses Mabhida stadium on March 29, 2016 in Durban. / AFP PHOTO / ANESH DEBIKYJOHANNESBURG — A national team football player in South Africa staged a walk-off midway through a club game after being ridiculed by his own fans, who were booing him and calling for him to be substituted in the first half.Striker Thamsanqa Gabuza set up a goal for Orlando Pirates near the end of the first half — an own-goal by opponent Black Leopards — when, in part celebration, part defiance, he took off his shirt, threw it at a section of his fans and walked off the field and down the tunnel.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Petron, F2 Logistics try to keep lofty spots

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief After a successful first round, heavyweights Petron and F2 Logistics are out to resume their winning ways when they clash with separate foes in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Saturday at Caloocan Sports Complex.The Blaze Spikers seek to stretch their winning streak when they battle Sta. Lucia at 4 p.m. in a match that serves as appetizer to the 6 p.m. collision between F2 Logistics and Cocolife.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Prior to that, rising stars will take center stage as University of the East takes on La Salle-Dasmariñas at 12 noon while collegiate powerhouse Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines tangle at 2 p.m. in the Collegiate Grand Slam.Petron, the reigning champion, won all of its seven assignments in the first round and landed on Pool A together with Foton, Smart and Sta. Lucia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe second-placed Cargo Movers went to Pool B with Generika-Ayala, Cignal and Cocolife.Members of each pool will tangle in another round of action to figure out their quarterfinal rankings in the tournament. Creamline targets No. 1 vs Adamson View commentslast_img read more

Physical play fueled Thirdy vs FEU, says Ateneo coach Arespacochaga

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Thirdy Ravena didn’t just put up gaudy numbers in Ateneo’s 80-61 win over Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Final Four, he was also in the middle of rough and curricular activities that happened in the game itself.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The star forward fouled out with 3:33 left in the game, a contest that was in the Blue Eagles’ bag as early as the third quarter when they led 59-28, after he barged into FEU guard Axel Iñigo and got called for a charge.And that was the most tame of infractions Ravena received as he got called for three double fouls and one double unsportsmanlike foul when he got tangled up with Barkley Eboña.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut the most heated one was when Ravena narrowly dodged a punch that Alec Stockton threw at him at the 7:12 mark of the fourth quarter. fueledDespite the physical play, Ravena still finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, and four assists and that was what the Ateneo bench expected of him. Graduating Tamaraws leave mark at FEU “We want to see them exhibit calmness when they get hit,” said Ateneo head coach Sandy Arespacochaga Sunday at Smart Araeneta Coliseum. “We want them to elevate their game more instead of hitting back physically.”Ravena did got into his fair share of physicality since four of his fouls weren’t one-sided bumps and his last one did level Iñigo who stands at 5-foot-6 and is shorter by eight inches.Still it was his basketball play that ultimately became the defining highlights especially when he dodged Stockton’s punch.Ravena gave the Blue Eagles a 48-24 lead after Stockton’s misdemeanor and that was pretty much the storyline of the whole game—Ateneo picking its spots against a flustered FEU.“I told Thirdy that he doesn’t need to be emotional and he’s supposed to be in his own skin,” said Ateneo center Angelo Kouame.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I think the physical play motivated him some more and that’s the right kind of approach,” said Arespacochaga. “You should elevate your game and not be distracted by physical hits.” LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Batang Pier down but not out as Anthony remains confident of playoff chances

first_imgPhilippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 But its Sean Anthony isn’t throwing in the towel just yet.“We still have a good chance,” the tireless forward told reporters after their 103-90 defeat at the hands of the Hotshots at the Big Dome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut in the same breath, Anthony can’t help but rue what seems to be a trend in their losses in the all-Filipino conference.“Once again, we were OK in the first three quarters and we fell apart in the fourth,” Anthony shared with a long face and somber tone. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Pampanga edges Bulacan to enter NBTC Division II semis Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There’s some frustration and whatnot but I think we’re all still bonding together. There’s still three games left so we still got a shot at this,” he said.NorthPort needs nothing less of a sweep when they face streaking TNT, recovering Alaska, and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in their final stretch begins this Friday at Ynares in Antipolo.“We still have a good chance,” Anthony stressed. “We have to figure this out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think we all were forcing things and we stopped doing what we did the first three quarters, which was play as a team,” he added.But the late-game meltdown? That’s all on him. “That was on me, I got tired, forced some shots,” Anthony offered.Batang Pier led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter. They were in control in the third before finding themselves at the bad end of a 27-8 run in the payoff period.They now sit on a 2-6 record for the 11th spot in the standings.Anthony admitted that frustration is bubbling under the Batang Pier. But he remains optimistic that they are going to come around to pull themselves out of a rut.ADVERTISEMENT NorthPort’s playoff hopes have become bleaker after Magnolia handed the Batang Pier their sixth straight loss in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

LMHRA Frowns at ‘Unethical Behaviors’ in Medical Profession

first_imgThe Board Chair of the Liberia Medicine and Health Regulatory Authority (LMHRA), Clavenda Bright-Parker has challenged dispensers across the country to exhibit high ethical standards in the discharge of their assigned duties.Madam Parker made specific reference to a group of well over 300 of dispensers —who just completed a month long training program in Monrovia.She also frowned on “unethical behaviors” in the provision of health services by dispensers, who she observed over the years, their exhibited actions have adversely created medical effects on the patients.“As a result of wrongfully dispensing or dispensers intentionally giving patients illegal or counterfeit medicines that no longer have the requisite power or active ingredients to cure any illness, patients are sometimes left to suffer.”The LMHRA board chair made the disclosure on Friday, May 16, 2014, when spoke at program marking the certification of dispensers who were trained by the LMHRA for six months.The program held on the campus of the College of West Africa (CWA) in Monrovia, brought to an end the second phase of the Accredited Medicines Store (AMS) Dispensers Training Program (DTP).Madam Parker who is highly respected as the first professional in Liberia and in the Sub-region said, with the six months training, the dispensers challenge for now is to exercise high level of ethics in the discharge of their job, “because this is paramount in the medical field.”“We are dealing with the lives of the ordinary persons, and anything we do contrary to what we supposed to do will have adverse effects on our patient life.”“You may do the wrong thing on your jobs and get away with it here on earth, but you will not get away in front of God. Make it a practice to do your job with diligence because whatever negative you do is against your own people,” she warned.She called on the dispensers to their neighbors with clear conscience by ensuring that they apply the proper medical care.She then urged the trainees not to dispense the wrong drugs to their patients, and not to intentionally dispense counterfeit medicines.Assistant Minister for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyenswah who proxy for Minister Walter Gwenigale at the occasion, said the training offers a unique opportunity for the country.“As a dispenser, if you don’t dispense the right drugs, then you are during more harms than good.”Minister Nyenswah said the training initiative will help bring to an end the issue of giving out wrongful medications, and counteract or illegal drugs peddling on the Liberian market.The LMHRA, he said, is doing a great job since its establishment, thereby ensuring that the country’s health system has quality and affordable drugs.  Dispenser representative who spoke on behalf of her colleagues’ behalf, Barbara Momboe acknowledged that dispensers have now become professional with ethical consciousness.LMHRA Managing Director, Pharmacist David Sumo, urged the trainees to always bear in mind that they have an obligation to do the right things to save the Liberian people lives.According to him, the LMHRA has worked and continue to work and make the country market-free substandard products.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more