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Ateneo sweeps NU for 6th win in 7 games

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Although both teams scored 27 points apiece off spikes, the difference was in the service and blocking departments.Ateneo had an 11-3 advantage in blocks with De Leon’s five already eclipsing NU’s tally as a whole, and the Lady Eagles also outpointed the Lady Bulldogs, 14-3, in aces with Madayag scoring six of those.Madayag put up 13 points to lead Ateneo while Jules Samonte and Jhoanna Maraguinot adding 11 and 10 points, respectively.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs with 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo made a huge jump in the upper half of the standings after taking down National University, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles, who’ve won six of their last seven games, moved from fourth to a triple tie at second place with idle Far Eastern University and the Lady Bulldogs, who all own similar 6-3 slates.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bea De Leon was a one-woman wall for the Lady Eagles when she sent the ball back to NU three times in Ateneo’s last five points.De Leon first denied Jaja Santiago for the Lady Eagles’ 21-17 lead before making another block, this time against Audrey Paran, to make it, 24-17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd as fate would have it, it was De Leon, who once again blocked Paran for the Lady Eagles’ winner.“Blocking was really crucial for us because as we know their spiking is one of their biggest advantage of course with Jaja at the front line and even Risa [Sato] who’s really fast,” said De Leon. “If we get that stop it’s a huge step up for our defense.” UST stops 5-game skid at expense of UP, fans Final Four hopeslast_img read more

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Coric upsets Federer, faces Djokovic in Shanghai final

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Djokovic played his 1,000th career match against Zverev, and holds an impressive 827-173 win-loss record.“I wouldn’t be so dedicated to this sport if I didn’t believe that I can achieve great heights,” Djokovic said. “But you always have to kind of pinch yourself, particularly at this stage of my career, and be grateful, because I have had an awesome career so far.”He is on a 17-match winning streak and is 26-1 in matches played since the start of Wimbledon.A win on Sunday would deliver a fourth title of the season to Djokovic, beside Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It was one of the best matches of my life,” Coric said.Coric said neck pain almost caused him to skip playing in Shanghai.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 Chriss“Today, really, I just came on the court with absolutely no pressure. I basically didn’t care, and that’s why I played so good.”The Croatian gave himself a third career shot at Djokovic. In their previous meetings, Coric failed to take a set off of Djokovic. Federer was asked several times on Saturday about his schedule for the remainder of the year, as well as for next year. He said he couldn’t offer any specifics but did offer a guarantee regarding 2019.“I wish I could tell you all these answers, but I really don’t know. But I will play tennis next year, yes,” he said.Coric, who is 2-2 against Federer, also beat the 20-time Grand Slam champion in their last outing at Halle in June.“Against that kind of player, you need something to hold on to,” he said. “I was holding on to that thought that I beat him the last time.”Djokovic’s win over Zverev and Federer’s demise guaranteed Djokovic will move up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the world rankings on Monday, which has him swapping positions with Federer, but still trailing Rafael Nadal.Djokovic’s serve has not been broken this week in 37 service games. He never offered Zverev a break point opportunity, and broke the German’s serve on four of six offerings.By the time Zverev was 6-2, 3-1 down, his emotions got the better of him after he hit a routine backhand into the net. He banged his racket on the court, then gave it another swipe before tossing the mangled implement into the crowd.Djokovic posted only nine unforced errors to 24 for Zverev.“I did everything I intended to do on my end,” Djokovic said. “It’s all working and it’s been a couple of perfect matches.”Djokovic is targeting his 72nd career title here on Sunday. He has won all three of his previous finals in Shanghai. Borna Coric of Croatia celebrates after winning his men’s singles semifinals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI — Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The soon-to-be-No. 2-ranked Djokovic booked a final appointment after crushing No. 5 Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1.Coric finished off Federer in style with the final two points an ace and a sizzling forehand crosscourt winner.Coric didn’t offer Federer a break point opportunity, while managing to break Federer’s serve in the opening game of both sets. In all, Federer presented Coric with seven beak point possibilities.“He had more punch on the ball. He served better,” Federer said. “I got off to a bad start in both sets. That combination is plenty here in Shanghai with fast conditions.”Federer has won three titles this year – the Australian Open, Rotterdam, Stuttgart – but all of them were earned before the start of Wimbledon in July.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lesson learned: La Salle bounces back big time vs Adamson Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more