Less fanfare for NCAA Season 95 opening rites (The Philippine Star) - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The NCAA is preparing a simple yet elegant opening ceremony to usher in Season 95 of the league two weeks from now. Peter Cayco of host Arellano University said the NCAA Management Committee of which he is the chairman, has decided to do away with having a special guest speaker during the July 7 opener and instead will just have the games declared open by the league’s Policy Board president Francisco Cayco. “We’re deviating a little from the usual. We will have no special guests or even guest speakers. Our Policy Board president will only declare the season open,” said Cayco in detailing the program preceding the opening day doubleheader at the Mall of Asia Arena starting at 12 noon. “Each of the 10 presidents of the 10 universities or schools will have their time to give their … [Read more...] about Less fanfare for NCAA Season 95 opening rites
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FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?
Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - May 25, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — TNT KaTropa’s Terrence Jones could be the PBA Commissioner’s Cup’s new import yardstick and how he measures up to Barangay Ginebra’s resident star Justin Brownlee will be known when their teams clash at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 12. Jones, 27, made an auspicious PBA debut in TNT’s 102-87 win over NLEX at the Ynares Center in Antipolo last Wednesday, compiling 41 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in 36:56 minutes. He’ll be back on the court to battle Alaska at the Big Dome tonight. Brownlee, 31, is widely considered the PBA’s import yardstick. He’s led Ginebra to three titles, twice in the Governors Cup and once in the Commissioner’s Cup. Brownlee won Best Import honors when Ginebra took the second conference crown last year. Jones played two years with the University of Kentucky … [Read more...] about Is Jones new yardstick?
Ateneo Blue Booters build on their legacy Rick Olivares (Philstar.com) - May 17, 2019 - 9:30am MANILA, Philippines — Ateneo defeated La Salle, 2-1, for the UAAP Season 81 men’s football championship. It is Ateneo’s eighth UAAP football crown, the most since the sport became a part of league’s calendar three decades ago. They break a tie with UP, which has seven UAAP crowns. The title-winning goal in extra time, by Julian Roxas — and outside the penalty shoot-outs — is probably the most dramatic championship-winning goal since Simon Lao scored in the dying moments of the title game against La Salle one day before World War II began. The 2019 title gives Ateneo a total of 14 men’s football championships. Eight in the UAAP and six in the NCAA. The first ever NCAA men’s football title was won by Ateneo with the last coming in 1968 behind Celso Lobregat, Arben Santos, … [Read more...] about Ateneo Blue Booters build on their legacy