Dawn Macandili. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — Dawn Macandili, the 19-year-old newly-acclaimed best libero of Asia, has replaced Denden Lazaro in the lineup for the Southeast Asian Games.With her no-nonsense defense, Macandili was plucked out of the reserve list to serve as the main foundation of defense of the Philippine women’s volleyball team.ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Let the flames begin! Flying diver ignites SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Read Next “Every game is important and we need all players to play their hearts out from start to finish,” added Vicente. LATEST STORIES Head coach Francis Vicente said they prioritised the health of Lazaro who was among the A-listers in the team brimming with highly popular players like Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Jaja Santiago and team captain Mika Reyes.“We know how hard she worked and how eager she is in representing the country, but she will be a crucial part of the team in the next few years, we can’t risk it and aggravate her condition,” said Vicente.Macadili, however, is a wise choice as she just snagged the second best libero award during the Asian Championships where the Philippine ended 8th place out of 14 countries.Other members of the women’s team are Kim Fajardo, Gen Casugod, Maika Ortiz, Rhea Dimaculangan, Aiza Pontillas, Ces Molina, and Jovelyn Gonzaga.The Philippines will only have four games, two in the group stages, a game in the semis and a possible match in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments READ: Macandili not settling after winning AVC’s 2nd Best LiberoLazaro has been nursing a hamstring injury since after the team’s exhibition match prior to the Asian Championship in Binan, Laguna.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith a huge following back home, the Philippine women’s volleyball team is counted upon to score as many victories as it can, battling Malaysia on Friday abd Vietnam on Saturday at MITEC Hall 1.Lazaro and another reserve Kim Dy are with the team which arrived Saturday afternoon here.
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Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Khai Xiang, also from Malaysia, completed the podium with 145.52 points to score the bronze medal.Another Filipino in Alisson Krystle Perticheto also won after taking the bronze medal in the women’s individual figure skating event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dembele arrives with potential to step into Neymar’s shoes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Michael Martinez competes in the men’s individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLFormer Olympian Michael Martinez scored a silver medal in men’s individual figure skating event in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Martinez, who represented the Philippines in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, earned 171.63 points behind gold medalist Julian Yee of Malaysia, who scored 205.4 points.ADVERTISEMENT
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For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Game 2 loss blessing in disguise for newly-crowned Blue Eaglets UAAP juniors Finals MVP Kai Sotto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Sotto was the “one of the happiest” people in the Philippines Friday night.And for good reason after his Ateneo Blue Eaglets captured the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball championship where he was named the Finals’ Most Valuable Player.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments LATEST STORIES Aside from his scoring in the foul-plagued outing, Sotto also got things done on the defensive end as he grabbed 13 rebounds and three blocks which easily allowed him to be honored as the Finals MVP.But the 15-year-old knew that he couldn’t have done it without the help of his fellow Blue Eaglets, calling the whole roster as he was given the trophy after the game.“This is for all my teammates. I wouldn’t have gotten the Finals MVP if not for my coaches and teammates,” he said. “This is all for them.”ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving “I’m so happy because we won a championship. How can you not be happy with that?” he said.Sotto unfurled seven of his 19 points in the fourth period, none bigger than his go-ahead putback with 25.3 seconds remaining to give the Blue Eaglets the 60-58 lead, all crucial in helping their side eke out the 63-58 victory over the NU Bullpups on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was a fitting ending to Ateneo’s awe-inspiring fightback after falling behind by six, 54-48, with 4:18 left to play. Sotto and lead playmaker SJ Belangel teamed up in staging the pivotal 10-0 run to swing the momentum back to the Blue Eaglets, 58-54 with 1:37 remaining.“Coach Joe told us that it’s the Finals and it’s all about who wants it more. We saw NU was giving its all and we felt that we were lacking in effort in Game 2. So in Game 3, we really prioritized our effort because we really wanted to win,” he said. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles04:58Vico Sotto on being Pasig mayor: ‘Most challenging 100 days of my life’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
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Against Globalport, though, Santos was again playing at his natural position while import Wendell McKines played at the five spot.This allowed San Miguel’s offense to spread out with Santos lurking in the perimeter and that allowed him to knock down a career-high seven three-pointers.“It’s just great that you can contribute in so many ways,” said Santos in Filipino. “Who wouldn’t be happy if they know they can help their team win in whatever way they can?”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion “Our performance out there, even though we didn’t have June Mar, just shows that this San Miguel team is a complete team,” said Santos in Filipino at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Santos finished with 30 points, eight rebounds, and five blocks in the victory as he reverted back to his natural power forward spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingREAD: San Miguel overcomes GlobalPort behind Santos’ heroicsThe 2013 MVP usually gets moved to the three spot during import conferences to accommodate the reinforcements that play power forward while Fajardo remains at center. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESSan Miguel on Friday knew the reality that prized three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo wouldn’t be able to log in heavy minutes against Globalport. And even though Fajardo played just seven minutes and 30 seconds, all in the first half, one-time MVP Arwind Santos was there to will the Beermen to a 115-112 win over the Batang Pier for their third win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Caluag fails to defend BMX title, settles for bronze MOST READ View comments
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View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Indians got back to work without a hitch, taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning before Kansas City’s Alex Gordon homered in the top of the third to make it 1-1.Cleveland sent seven batters to the plate in the bottom of the third, and two of them scored. After the Royals pulled back a run in the top of the fourth, the Indians piled on four runs in the bottom of the frame to take control.The Indians led 7-4 when Encarnacion led off the seventh inning with a homer against Royals relief pitcher Kevin McCarthy.With the victory, and the Minnesota Twins’ loss to the Toronto Blue Jays later Saturday, the Indians clinched their second straight American League Central division title.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 16: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians scores past Drew Butera #9 of the Kansas City Royals on a single by Austin Jackson #26 during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on September 16, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ron Schwane/Getty Images/AFPCleveland’s historic winning streak may have ended at 22 games, but shortstop Francisco Lindor’s streak was still going strong after the Indians bounced back Saturday with an 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals.Lindor hit a run-scoring double in the sixth inning, his 10th straight game with an extra-base hit. That’s a club record, and left him four shy of the major league record of 14.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Lindor had three hits on the night and Edwin Encarnacion homered as the Indians rebounded briskly from their 4-3 loss to the Royals on Friday night.That was the Indians’ first defeat since August 23. Their 22 straight wins established an American League record and surpassed the 21-game streak put together by the National League’s Chicago Cubs in 1935, but came up short of the Major League record 26-game winning streak of the 1916 New York Giants.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We had good energy. I was happy about that. It’s nice to see them go right back out there and try to be as good a team as we can be,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.“They outplayed us yesterday, but that’s in the past. Today was another day,” Lindor added. MOST READ Alvarez, Golovkin fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
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Mohammad Shahid, a young volunteer standing outside Gate No. 2 of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, looked perplexed.When people asked for directions or sought assistance, he replied, ” I don’t know, I have no idea.” He gave a reason for his nonchalant reply: ” It is my first day at work ever since we got the jerseys and the kits. We have had no training or instructions. I was simply told to stand outside, but I have no idea about the exact details of the stadium gates, so what can one expect from me.” His response highlighted the haphazard manner in which the Organising Committee ( OC) of the Commonwealth Games ( CWG) has gone about the planning.The scene outside the Nehru stadium on the opening day was chaotic. The situation wasn’t any different or any better, than what it had been in the run- up to the Games.Most of the volunteers were groping for ways to assist people.” Whatever we are trying to do, we are doing it on our own. We have just been told to stand outside without any prior briefing,” Nidhi Bhandari, another volunteer, said. The volunteers were angry and blamed the OC and their team leaders for the mess.Many volunteers also accused team leaders of stealing tickets meant for them in order to bring in their own families. ” I am a venue assistant and I have been actively working with the team leader for the past two weeks. I have come to know that he had received one ticket for each team member to attend the opening ceremony but he distributed them among his family and friends,” volunteer Riyaz Khan said.advertisementWasim Khan had a similar tale to tell. “Even my team leader took in his family members and friends and we have all been left outside. No one is responding to our calls. We were told that there was one entry ticket for each of us,” Wasim said.A few others who were accompanying the group said they knew that some of the tickets meant for them were actually sold in black by their superiors and team leaders.”I don’t know what kind of a mess it is. There has been no leadership right from the start.Some of us did our training inside the stadium but are now managing the human traffic outside.Some others who had no training are now inside the stadium,” Ajay Kumar said.Many volunteers outside said they wouldn’t be reporting for duty in the days to come. With this being the situation on the very first day, it is depressing to contemplate how the various events would be managed in the days to come.
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England fast bowler Chris Tremlett cannot understand why India are so vehemently opposed to cricket’s Decision Review System (DRS).England fast bowler Chris Tremlett is in favour of UDRS. APDRS, which allows teams to make two incorrect challenges to an on-field umpire’s decision before all their referrals for that innings are used up, has broadly been accepted by most of cricket’s leading nations and was in use at the recent World Cup in the sub-continent, which India won.However, India have been opposed to the system almost from the moment of its inception in 2009 and, despite the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) calls for it to be used in all major matches, are adamant they want no part of it in England.Tremlett, who has benefited from the system, said the ICC should insist on its use in all Tests.”I am a fan of the system. If the technology is there it should be used,” Tremlett said.”Who knows why they (India) don’t want it involved. There have been a few decisions that have been rightly overturned and as a bowler you want those decisions given out. It’s a fair way of doing things. I’m fully in agreement with it. It’s something that we like to use and it should be used in every Test if the technology is there and it’s a shame that they don’t want DRS involved in the India series.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has questioned the accuracy of the technology involved but Tremlett said: “It is very accurate. Sometimes there is a lot of noise around a Test match and an umpire might not hear a fine nick so it’s an important thing to have. It has been a successful thing over the last six months.”advertisementVictory at the Rose Bowl, where Surrey paceman Tremlett made his name for Hampshire before crossing the border at the start of last season, would take England into joint-second with South Africa in an ICC Test ranking table currently topped by India.Tremlett’s sentiments are shared by fellow paceman James Anderson, who said the technology helped decision-making. “I don’t understand why. If all the other Test-playing nations are using it, India don’t have to use it if they say they don’t want to. We want to play with it as it clearly improves decision-making,” Anderson was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.”I’m all in favour of it – but it’s their problem if they’re not going to support it.” Anderson feels that he and his team-mates will go down in history as legends if they beat India in the coming series.”India are No. 1 in the world and if we beat them in the series, we’ll be the best team in the world,” he said.Tremlett, who played a key role in England’s Ashes-winning series in Australia with 17 wickets in three Tests, said: “There’s no reason why we can’t win that series against India. This side is going from strength to strength and we’re on a good winning streak at the moment. I’m fully confident that we can beat any side.”- With inputs from agencies