Ceres-Negros closes in on top spot

first_imgBACOLOD—Fernando Rodriguez produced another hattrick as Ceres-Negros delivered a ruthless attacking display to overwhelm FC Meralco Manila, 6-0, last Sunday night and move within three points off the Philippines Football League lead at Panaad Stadium here.Coinciding with the 119th Negros Day, the Busmen came up with a performance to remember, putting the current PFL leaders to the sword with a blistering performance in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Ceres got a fourth goal in the space of 15 minutes as Rodriguez smashed the ball home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Bienvenido Marañon also struck twice while Carlie De Murga was similarly on target as Ceres went into the international break on a positive note.With the victory, Ceres climbed to 51 points from 23 matches, three points behind leader the Sparks, who have played three more matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think we played well, especially the first half,” said coach Risto Vidakovic, whose side also avenged a 1-2 defeat to the Sparks early in the season. “We played with high intensity and if we play with high intensity, the result is usually very good.”Marañon broke the deadlock with a long range effort past Sparks keeper Ace Villanueva, before De Murga redirected OJ Porteria’s effort from close range. Rodriguez opened his account with a strike from inside the box after Meralco failed to deal with Iain Ramsay’s cross from the left in the 31st minute. Lions, Stags dispute 2nd finals seat Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Petron exacts sweet revenge

first_imgThe 6-foot-1 Stalzer first played on local shores as a reinforcement for Cignal in 2014, but in the next two years donned the colors of Foton and helped the Tornadoes win two consecutive Grand Prix titles. In 2015, she won her first MVP.Then she joined the Blaze Spikers in 2017, but lost the title to the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers. Coming back this year, Stalzer was playing with a mission, and she got even with the Cargo Movers after leading the Blaze Spikers to a 2-1 win in the title series.“I can’t describe it, the support is phenomenal unlike anywhere else I ever played in,” said Stalzer. “That’s what keeps me coming back. The true heart of the Filipino fans and teammates, the people here in general is what keeps me coming back.”Generous with her praises for Stalzer, Bell also paid tribute to Hurley who sustained an injury going into the crucial stretch of the conference.“These guys reached this point with Hillary’s help,” said Bell. “I was just too glad to be able to help the team. I was under great pressure to perform well and prove myself.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lindsay Stalzer was giving her post-match speech, talking about the Most Valuable Player award which she felt she didn’t deserve, when Katharine Bell butted in.“You earned it, girl,” Bell said as no one really objected.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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “Because what she does for the team is really [special], Bell explained. “Like [Friday] night, I was talking to our teammates and told them: ‘I don’t want Lindsay’s job because she has too much to manage and do for all of us.’”Bell, replacing Hillary Hurley in the semifinals and exploding for 42 points in Game 1 of the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finals, added: “You’re not like just the MVP of the game, but MVP in life being in the Philippines.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownStalzer was obviously trying to tone down the effects of her second MVP award, something no other import has ever done in the league.“Yeah, you have to mention I was the first import to play for five seasons,” added the 33-year-old Illinois native. Swashbuckling PVL debut for Creamline Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more