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SSC-R rolls to second straight; JRU enters win column

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The San Sebastian College Recolletos Lady Stags and Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers pulled off contrasting wins over the San Beda College Lady Red Spikers and Emilio Aguinaldo College Lady Generals, respectively, in the NCAA women’s volleyball competition, Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

Perennial contenders San Sebastian dominated San Beda in three sets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19, to clinch their second straight victory of the tournament. The Lady Stags totally out-muscled the Lady Red Spikers in all scoring departments, 39-18 on attacks, 6-0 on blocks, and 7-3 on serves. National team member Gretchel Soltones once again led San Sebastian with 16 points, even after coming off the bench in the third set. Joyce Sta. Rita was a threat at the net, scoring 3 blocks for a total of 8 points. Nieza Viray and Iris Domingo led San Beda with 5 markers each.

Scores:

SSC-R (3) – Soltones 16, Labiano 8, Sta. Rita 8, Corpuz 6, Lim 4, Dalisay 2, Guillema 2, Amponin 1, Encarnacion 0, Crisostomo 0, Eroa (L), Cruz (L)

SBC (0) –N. Viray 5, Domingo 5, Espiritu 4, Racraquin 3, J. Viray 2, Tannagan 1, Garcia 0, Laguna 0, Dumpit 0, Kramer 0, Manuel (L), Zamudio (L)

 

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In the second game, JRU took their first win of the season against EAC, 27-25, 11-25, 25-15 25-18. After pulling off in the first set against the Lady Generals, the Lady Bombers was outsmarted in the following frame as their reception problems piled up. With the game tied at a set apiece, the Lady Bombers regrouped to claim the next two sets and the match. Rosalie Pepito and Shola Alvarez led the squad with 17 markers each, with three others scoring 7. Nergina Pagdanganan paced EAC with 13 points, with skipper Yvonne Reyes getting 12.

Scores:

JRU (3) – Pepito 17, Alvarez 17, Medici 7, Caridad 7, Montojo 7, Rivera 1, Sixto 1, Bodiongan 0, Macaraya (L), Angeles (L)

EAC (1) –Pagdanganan 13, Reyes 12, Tongco 9, Danao 7, Santos 2, Suarez 0, Medina (L), Castillo (L)

 

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PBA moves Ginebra-NLEX showdown from Legaspi to Pasay

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Due to the troubling activity of the Mayon Volcano in Bicol, the PBA has decided to postpone their tour in the said province.

In a short statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the league said that they will be transferring the venue of the Ginebra-NLEX match on February 3 from Legaspi City in Albay to Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

In view of the worsening condition of Mayon Volcano, we are transferring the venue of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel-NLEX Road Warriors game on February 3, 2018 from Legaspi City to the Cuneta Astrodome.

Albay has been put under a state of calamity as declared by its governor Francis Bichara due to the hazardous activity of the Mayon. The volcano, which was seen slowly spewing lava just days ago, is now on Alert Level 3.

The game will be the first-time Kiefer Ravena takes on the crowd-favorites.

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Willie Marcial on next PBA Commissioner: ‘It should either be an attorney or a marketing expert’

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The PBA is still in the midst of finding the league’s 10th commissioner. And if current officer-in-charge Willie Marcial is to be asked, the league’s next top executive should either be a legal or a marketing expert.

“Sa akin yung attorney o kaya (marunong) sa marketing,” Marcial told scribes during the Philippine Sportswriters’ Association Forum, Wednesday afternoon at the Tapa King restaurant inside Araneta Center in Cubao.

Marcial’s own criteria for the next commissioner is solidly based from the characteristics of previous commissioners he had worked with, from Leo Prieto in the early 1980s up to Chito Narvasa from 2015 to 2017.

The last two PBA commissioners have been Chito Salud, a lawyer, and Chito Narvasa, a businessman.

“May commisioner na ‘pag ito nagsabi nirerespeto. May commissioner na magaling sa marketing. May commissioner na magaling sa mga rules. May commissioner naman na talagang disiplinado,” he said.

But for the former media bureau chief, it does not matter on whoever will assume the head office next, as he believes that the league has enough manpower to run the league regardless of the next commish.

“Tatakbo naman ang PBA ‘pag ito mga kasama mo,” said the league’s long-time external affairs and communications head, pointing at his technical committee in Eric Castro, Roscelle Teotico, and Jun Bengua. “Alam na nila eh. Alam nila mga sistema, lalo sa mga matatagal na sa PBA. Mahal nila ang PBA. Kaya kung sino magiging susunod na commissioner, ‘wag silang magalala sa mga empleyado ng PBA.

“Hindi nila pababayaan ang PBA.”

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OIC Willie Marcial insists ‘walang pagbabago’ in return of physical play in PBA

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The return of physicality in PBA games early this 43rd season has drawn raves from the coaches and the fans. At last, the matches are decided by the players themselves and not by the way the referees blow their whistles.

All the fans, the players, and ultimately the coaches have been longing for this, as physical play had been heavily controlled during the administration of former commissioner Chito Narvasa from 2015 to 2017.

“The games are being called a little differently now. They’re allowing a little bit more contact or a lot more contact,” said Meralco Bolts head coach Norman Black.

“I love it. I’m an old school guy so you can imagine. No harm, no foul.”

“The physicality’s good. It’s good for the game. It’s real men going at it,” opined Alaska Aces head coach Alex Compton on the other hand, seconding Black’s sentiments.

“I like the direction the league is going in with officiating.”

It is just one of the many positive changes that are currently taking place in the league under the management of officer-in-charge Willie Marcial. But he insisted that tweaks haven’t really been made in terms of calling games.

“Wala, pinapalaro lang namin. Walang pagbabago yun,” said the amiable league official on Monday evening, when he paid Gilas Pilipinas a surprise visit at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City.

“Pinapalaro lang namin yung mga players.”

All that he’s doing, according to Marcial, is simply reminding the referees to be firm with their calls.

“Sinabihan ko lang yung mga referees na, ‘Manindigan kayo kung ano talaga.'”

With more consistent calls comes the shorter duration of games compared to the past two seasons, as time-consuming reviews by referees and officials has not occurred in matches too often this season.

“Mas mabilis na (mga laro ngayon),” said Marcial, also the league’s former external affairs and communications head.

“One hour (and) 56 (minutes), one hour 52… ‘Di umaabot ng dalawang oras eh.”

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Manny Pacquiao eyes bout against Vasyl Lomachenko

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Even if he has hinted at retirement numerous times, Senator Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38KO) continues to stress that the time is not yet now.

In an interview with ANC’s Headstart on Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old sure hall of famer reiterated his stance that he and his camp are still looking for the best fights possible.

“I am not retired yet. Alam mo na-mimiss ko yun boxing e,” Pacquiao told Karen Davilla.

“I’m still okay.”

Pacquiao, who lost his last bout against Jeff Horn last July 2, is not afraid that another loss might affect his legacy.

Pressed about who he wants to fight next, boxing’s only eight-division world champion disclosed that he is currently under negotiations with the camp of WBO Super Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8KO).

“Wala akong problema kung Amir Khan. May discussion din ngayon kay Lomachenko, he is the number one pound-for-pound fighter,” Pacquiao shared.

“Hindi pa na-finalize pero this year.”

Pacquiao is eyeing an April date for the bout, as it will be the time the senate goes on a break.

“This year, by April. Pangako ko sa mga tao na hindi maapektuhan ang trabaho ko. April, magandang idea dahil off kami from March 23 to May 13. April wala kaming trabaho,” a confident Pacquiao added.

“Three months is more than enough time to prepare.”

However, there is still one hindrance to the bout, according to Pacquiao. The two camps have yet to agree on which weight class the bout will be held.

According to reports, Lomachenko wants the bout to be at lightweight — a division Pacquiao has not been in for the last 10 years.

“Hindi pa sure. Nag-uusap pa about sa timbang.”

One thing is for sure — Pacquiao is hungrier than ever.

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