Ateneo opens post-Valdez era with sweep of UST

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member This is Ateneo’s first UAAP match without the three-time UAAP MVP Valdez, who steered the school to a couple of championships.Alexine Cabaños had the unfortunate fate of throwing away UST’s final serve that sealed Ateneo’s win.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“People expected us to have jitters but at the end of the game what we trained for eventually showed,” said Jia Morado, who took over the captain’s role from Valdez. “There were some points when we were shaky but we were able to get a grip of things.”Jho Maraguinot was the standout offensive player for Ateneo as she led the Lady Eagles with 15 points but Morado also set up other players at their side of the floor. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez may have already left, but Ateneo hasn’t forgotten its winning ways.The Lady Eagles swept the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22, Saturday at the start of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Returning players Mich Morente and Kat Tolentino combined for 17 points while Bea De Leon added seven.EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina combined for 27 points to lead UST. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READcenter_img Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

Melon looks tasty for Cheltenham return as thaw enables resumption

first_imgThe National Hunt season has been all but stopped in its tracks since Saturday but at least one – and possibly all three – of Thursday’s jumps cards should go ahead as planned as a thaw arrives just in time for Cheltenham’s two-day meeting this weekend.Only Taunton, about 80 miles south-west of Cheltenham, has not called an inspection before racing on Thursday morning, while officials at both Warwick and Newcastle will inspect their tracks at 8am. The New course at Cheltenham, though, would have been raceable on Wednesday, according to Simon Claisse, the clerk of the course, despite total precipitation – rain and snow combined – of 48mm since Saturday night. Trainers joust over King George chances of Bristol De Mai and Might Bite news Share on WhatsApp Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Individuals facing British Horseracing Authority disciplinary charges will in future be able to access expert legal advice for a nominal fee, the BHA said on Wednesday.Jockeys and trainers already benefit from schemes set up by their trade associations to ensure that they can receive legal advice if they are facing a disciplinary inquiry. Non-licensed individuals will now be able to approach Sport Resolutions, an independent not-for-profit dispute resolution service, for similar advice on payment of a small administration fee.“It is of vital importance that there is no perception of an inequality of arms when participations are subject to a disciplinary procedure,” Catherine Beloff, the BHA’s director of legal and governance, said. “This gives an option for participants to have access to independent, experienced legal professionals for a fraction of what the cost would be otherwise.”Thursday’s tips, by Greg WoodTaunton12.00 Brahms De Clermont 12.30 Canelo 1.05 Cucklington (nb) 1.35 Our Merlin 2.10 Molineaux 2.45 Top Notch 3.15 Workbench 3.50 SheelbewhatsheelbeNewcastle – meeting abandonedWarwick – meeting abandonedChelmsford City5.45 Bezos 6.15 I’m Yer Man 6.45 Cookie Ring 7.15 Steel Train 7.45 You’re Cool 8.15 Bardd (nap) 8.45 Enigmatic Since you’re here… Cheltenham Share on Facebook Topics “All the snow had pretty well gone by nine this morning, and you’d have been racing over it this afternoon,” Claisse said on Wednesday. “We’ve had another 3mm of rain since this morning, which makes 8mm in the last 24 hours, and the chase and hurdles are soft, and good-to-soft in places. The snow and rain has fallen on a course that is not irrigated through the autumn because we don’t need it in a fit state until December, and last week it was good ground.”Racing at Cheltenham is a precious commodity, with only nine days scheduled at the track each season before the Festival in March, and Saturday’s card includes both the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, worth nearly £70,000 to the winner, and the International Hurdle, a trial for the Champion Hurdle in March.The entries for the latter race include My Tent Or Yours and The New One, stalwarts of the hurdling scene for several seasons, but it was the five‑year‑old Melon, the runner-up in the Supreme Novice Hurdle in March, that attracted the attention of punters on Wednesday.Willie Mullins’s entry, already the third‑favourite for the Champion Hurdle behind Faugheen and Buveur D’Air, is now top‑priced at 9-4 to win on Saturday, and closing in on The New One, a 15-8 chance, at the head of the market.Officials at both Warwick and Newcastle remain hopeful that Thursday’s card will get the go-ahead and Philip Kirby, who trains at Middleham in north Yorkshire, is likely to have his mare Lady Buttons loaded into the horsebox with the engine running as the clerks walk their tracks. The seven-year-old, who won a Listed race on her chasing debut at Bangor last month, has been declared for both a Grade Three event at Newcastle and the Listed Lady Godiva Novice Chase at Warwick, and will head for the midlands if Kirby’s first choice at Newcastle succumbs to the weather. Share on Twitter The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Horse racing Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Share via Email Horse racing tips Reuse this contentlast_img read more