[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Ateneo vs Perlas in Iloilo Charter Day volley ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles is set to take on Premier V-League squad BanKo-Perlas Lady Spikers in an exhibition game on Aug. 20 in Iloilo City.Ilonggo sportsman Ruding Villaruz said the game will be part of the city’s 80th Charter Day celebration. The venue of the match will be announced soon. “We are glad that Ateneo Lady Eagles agreed to play an exhibition match [in Iloilo City],” Villaruz told Panay News. “This is a rare opportunity for the Ilonggos to see Lady Eagles and Lady Spikers play live.”“Unlike other universities, Ateneo sent us a letter confirming [their participation] in the exhibition game. So we are sure that this already good to go, and we a just finding a venue,” he added.Aside from the exhibition game, Lady Eagles is also set to hold a volleyball clinic and a volleyball tryout to score for possible additions to their team, Villaruz said.“One good thing na maidudulot ng event na ito is iyong tryout. Who knows? Baka may ma-recruit sila dito,” said Villaruz.“I have invited some of the players from Biron Cup to join the tryout, and this could be the way for them to be discovered and play in Manila,” he added.The Lady Eagles squad comprises Jhoanna Maraguinot, Bea de Leon, Madeleine Madayag, Kat Tolentino, Pauline Gaston, Jennelle Lo, Julianne Samonte, Bettina Abella, Ana Gopico, Deanna Wong, and Negrenses Kassandra and Candice Gequillana.Bannering the Lady Spikers are Amy Ahomiro, Sasa Devanadera, Suzanne Roces, Kara Acevedo, Ella De Jesus, Amanda Villanueva, Kathy Bersola, Mae Tajima, Jem Ferrer, Nicole Tiamzon, and Negrense Gizelle Tan./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Chito Victolero will handle the Visayas squad, which also includes June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Asi Taulava, Joseph Quiñahan, Terrence Romeo, and Chris Ross.“Salute to all the fans who voted for me,” Ravena said. “Hopefully, I’ll give them a good show and help my team win the All-Star.”“I’ll try to have fun. It’s my first All-Star week. I’m blessed to be part of the whole week,” he added.Aside from the Visayas leg, Ravena will also suit up for the Gilas Pilipinas team in the Mindanao leg today in Digos City, Davao del Sur and the Luzon leg on May 25 in Batangas City.Tickets for the PBA All-Star exhibition match in Iloilo City may be bought at the Toyota Diversion and Toyota Iloilo, Inc. – Jaro./PN NLEX Road Warriors guard Kiefer Ravena (center) is excited to play in front of fellow Ilonggos in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games on May 27 in Iloilo City. He is pictured trying to break the defense of GlobalPort Batang Pier guard Julian Sargent during their PBA Commissioner’s Cup match on May 16. PBA MANILA – NLEX Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena promised to put on a show as he plays for the PBA All-Star Visayas in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games on May 27 at the University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo City.Born in Iloilo City, the 24-year-old Ravena said he is excited since it will be his first time to play in front of fellow Ilonggos since turning professional late last year.“I’m looking forward to it kasi hindi pa ako nakakalaro in front of my people sa PBA,” said the former Ateneo Blue Eagles star. “My family will come out over there. My dad will be joining me.”Fellow Western Visayas natives who will join Ravena in the team are Ilonggos Jericho Cruz, Emman Monfort and Ronald Tubid, and Negrenses James Yap and Jeffrei Chan.
Ceres Negros’ Manuel Herrera (right) and Home United’s Song Ui-yong contest for the loose ball during the second leg of their 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal Final match in Singapore. AFC MANILA – Ceres Negros’ journey in the 2018 AFC Cup came to an end after a 0-2 loss to Home United of Singapore in the second leg of their ASEAN Zonal Final match on Wednesday night at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.Ceres, which played without the suspended Bienvenido Marañon, will try to bounce back in the 2019 AFC Cup after qualifying again for ruling the 2018 Philippines Football League for the second straight year.The Busmen lost to an aggregate score of 1-3 after settling for a 1-1 draw with Home United during the first leg on Aug. 1 in Bacolod City.Shakir Hamzah and Song Ui-young scored a goal each in the second half for Home United, which avenged its ASEAN Zonal Finals defeat in the hands of Ceres last season. Needing an away goal to virtually tie Home United, Ceres went aggressive in the opening half with attempts from Patrick Reichelt and Manuel Herrera but these were thwarted by the defense.The Busmen suffered a huge blow near the end of first half – Reichelt went down with an injury after colliding with Home United’s goalkeeper Rudy Khairullah and was not able to return to the game.In the second half, Home United diminished Ceres’ chances of advancing to the next round as Hamzah drained a well-placed header in the 62nd minute from a corner kick.Ceres scampered to score a goal but failed to penetrate the tough defense of Home United. Ui-young sealed the win for the Singaporeans with a header in the 74th minute./PN
“It’s better to survive and win,” says Jobim Carlos. ICTSI JOBIM Carlos avoided a final round meltdown with timely conversions to capture the 2018 ICTSI Iloilo Golf Challenge at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club in Santa Barbara, Iloilo.Carlos had a wide advantage heading into the final day but he suddenly lost his touch on the tricky surface midway through the last 18 holes to allow Guido Van der Valk and Tim Stewart to pull within one four flights ahead heading to the stretch on Saturday.A runner-up in the ICTSI Negros Occidental Classic a week ago, Carlos got a lucky break when Van der Valk faded with back-to-back bogeys and Stewart flubbed a six-footer for par on the 17th and blew his bid for a playoff.“It’s better to survive and win,” said Carlos, who captured his third victory in the last two-and-a-half months after also ruling the Philippine Golf Tour Asia Riviera leg and the PGT Mindanao swing. “I played cautiously in the last six holes to avert going into playoff again,” said Carlos, referring to his loss to Negrense Juvic Pagunsan last week, a setback that only toughened up the young rising star.Carlos also turned in a couple of runner-up finishes and two top six efforts with his latest victory, firming up his hold of the Order of Merit lead heading to the last two tournaments of the circuit.Stewart wound up with a 68 and settled for second while American Lexus Keoninh rallied with a 67 and tied with Rene Menor and Van der Valk, who carded identical 69s, at 275.Joenard Rates and Jhonnel Ababa flinched, with the former also fumbling with a 72 and the latter limping with a 73 to drop to joint sixth at 276 with Reymon Jaraula and Justin Quiban, who fought back with 66 and 68, respectively./PN
Alyssa Valdez of the Philippines drills the ball past two Australian defenders during their 2018 Asian Volleyball Confederation Women Seniors Cup game on Sunday, Sept. 16 in Thailand. AVC MANILA – The Philippines failed to sustain its strong start to suffer a 25-21, 25-22, 24-26, 16-25, 10-15 defeat to Australia in the 2018 Asian Volleyball Confederation Women Seniors Cup in Thailand.Sunday night’s defeat was heartbreaking for the Filipina spikers, who won the first two sets and nearly finishing off the Australians in the third before fading in the fourth and fifth sets.The Philippines got into a tight exchange with Australia in the first set as it trailed 17-19 before Cha Cruz, Alyssa Valdez and Mylene Paat conspired in the next 8 points to turn things around.Australia had a strong start in the second frame 6-2 but the Philippines kept it close and forced deadlocks 11-all and 21-all before draining 4 straight points from Cruz and Paat for a 2-0 set edge. The Philippines struggled in the third set and fell behind 12-18 before mounting a huge fight-back behind Valdez and Paat to tie the scores 24-all. But it conceded two goals to the Aussies.In the fourth set the Philippines had a flat start and fell behind by double-digits as Australia’s Rachel Rourke anchored the offense and dragged the Filipinas to a fifth and deciding set.The Philippines barely hung on to an 8-6 advantage after a slow start in the fifth frame. Rourke pounded on the defense of Cruz to take an 11-8 edge before completing Australia’s fight-back for good.Rourke led Australia’s scoring with 33 points while Valdez and Paat finished with 25 and 17 points, respectively, for the Philippines./PN
Takahashi has however pointed out that Honda is working to combat these size and weight issues for use in superbikes and sports performance models. He further added that if Honda raced two bikes of identical weight against each other, with one using a traditional gearbox and the other using DCT, the DCT-equipped bike would be quicker thanks to the DCT’s benefits of seamless shifts and reduced loss of drive during shifts.Will the Honda RC213V MotoGP bike get a DCT in the future?Takahashi did not disclose exactly haw far in he and his team have progressed here with sources, but he did highlight that even if the Honda DCT is applied in the Honda RC213V MotoGP bike, it would be faster than one equipped with a regular transmission. Should Honda successfully develop its DCT for superbike, we could likely see it offered as an option in the next generation Honda CBR1000RR, which is due for replacement soon.Sources: Visordown / AutoEvolution–Ads– Honda NC700X DCT Honda DCT for superbikes reportedly under development. 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Honda NM4 Vultus Rumour has it that a new Honda DCT (dual-clutch transmission) gearbox specificially for superbikes is currently under development. Honda DCT engineer Kosaku Takahashi was quoted by British site Visordown recently as he states that the firm is presently working on adapting its DCT technology for superbikes.Honda is the first motorcycle manufacturer to have successfully applied the DCT gearbox into its production bikes starting with the Honda VFR1200F. The DCT transmission was first offered as an option in the sport-touring model.Honda VRF1200FBesides the VFR1200F, the Honda DCT gearbox is also primed in several other models including the NM4 Vultus, the NC700X dual-sport, as well as the new and flagship CRF1000L Africa Twin adventure bike.The main challenges in priming the Honda DCT into superbikes lie in the transmission type’s heavy weight and large size resulting from the presence of two clutches. Unlike a conventional motorcycle transmission, the Honda DCT is in fact wider and heavier with current version of the transmission adding a further 10kg in the total weight of the models offering it.
Ducati has unveiled yet another great variant to the Multistrada 1200 Enduro especially for those adventure riders who are eager to get some off-road fun that is the Pro Edition. What’s already a great package to begin with has been garnished with a few extra bits to make it more awesome when going on those off-road adventures.The latest Multistrada Enduro evolution features a sand colourway with rough surface finish, front end and tank cover. The 1200 Enduro Pro also comes with a two-tone seat and blacked out sub-frame, clutch and alternator covers to give the Pro an even more durable and tough facade.Just to make sure that your off-road adventures won’t go down in the drain due to poorly-chosen tyres, Ducati has thrown in a set of Pirelli SCORPION™ Rally tyres which fit as standard on the Multistrada Enduro’s wheels. These dual-purpose tyres from Pirelli not only offer great grip on unpaved areas but also provide some respectable performance on the asphalt as well.The biggest highlight of them all has got to be the type-approved Ducati Performance titanium exhaust courtesy of pipe expert, Termignoni. There’s also the Ducati Performance bull bars complimented with LED lights from Touratech and a lower screen for better visibility.Apart from all these, the new 2017 Multistrada Enduro Pro shares the same characteristics as the normal (but highly innovative) Multistrada 1200 Enduro. Some of the key points in why the Enduro and Enduro Pro are more than capable machines are the super tough frame together with its Ducati 1,198cc Testastretta DVT Euro4-approved engine which pumps out 160hp and 136Nm of torque.There’s also the selectable riding mode to fit any of your riding criteria or conditions such as Enduro, Touring, Sport and Urban. On the safety aspects, the Enduro Pro also comes with ABS Cornering, Cornering Lights (DCL), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system with 200 mm of wheel travel all come as standard, as does Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) for smooth uphill starts.To ensure smooth riding, Ducati has thrown in the electronic speed control and Bluetooth module as standards which allow riders to access their phones when connected via the Ducati Multimedia System. All of these can be done by using the switchgears positioned on the handlebar which will then relay all the necessary information to the rider using the TFT dashboard.To recap, the new 2017 Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro special features are:Sand colourDedicated two-tone seatBlack rear sub-frameBlack alternator and clutch coverLow screenDucati Performance tubular steel tank bars by Touratech with supplementary LED lightingDucati Performance titanium silencer by Termignoni, type-approvedScorpion Rally tyresStandard features of the Multistrada 1200 Enduro which are also available on the Pro include:Ducati Testastretta DVT engineBosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)Bosch-Brembo ABS 9.1ME Cornering braking systemElectronic cruise controlRiding ModesDucati Multimedia System (DMS)Ride-by-Wire Power Modes (PM)Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)Ducati Traction Control (DTC)Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)Sachs semi-active electronic suspension (front and rear): Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution systemFull LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL)Dashboard with full-TFT 5” colour screenCentre stand–Ads– Ducati has introduced the latest 2017 Ducati Multistrada Enduro Pro which has been geared to be more tough and adventure-ready.The Pro features a new Sand-themed colourway, two-toned seat, Ducati Performance bull bar, Termignoni titanium exhaust and many more.The Enduro Pro will be available in the UK market soon with a price tag of £18,995 (around RM102,797 after direct conversion).
Browns fans get your guesses in for Sunday’s 1pm affair with the Raiders at First Energy Stadium in you could win a FREE Cleveland Browns Lanyard! All you need to do is LEAVE A COMMENT with the final score from Sunday’s game! Click ‘Leave a comment’ and guess the score of Sunday’s showdown!If there’s more than one correct guess, the winner will be chosen at random!Good Luck!!! Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Related TopicsBrownsRaiders
The Indians will induct four franchise legends into the club’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony on July 30 at Progressive Field.Jim Thome, the Indians all-time home run king; Albert Belle, still the only 50-50 man in baseball history; Frank Robinson, the first African-American manager in baseball history; and Charlie Jamieson, who hit .316 over 14 seasons with the Indians and was a member of the 1920 World Series team, will be inducted before the Indians game against the Oakland A’s. A Jim Thome HOF Bobblehead, courtesy of Medical Mutual, will be distributed to 15,000 fans that evening.The quartet’s induction now makes the Indians Hall of Fame 44 members strong after Omar Vizquel’s induction in 2014.”These are four of the all-time great players in our franchise’s storied history, and through their individual personalities and achievements, each has created his own special memories for generations of Indians fans,” said Indians Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio. “We’re excited to officially recognize their contributions to our franchise and the game of baseball by inducting them into the Indians Hall of Fame.”Thome played 13 seasons in all for the Indians, and his 337 homers and 1,008 walks in a Tribe uniform are the most in club history. He was a three-time All-Star as a member of the Indians, and four times finished in the top 10 in American League MVP voting.He ranks second in club history in RBI (937), third in on-base percentage (.414), slugging percentage (.592) and OPS (.980), and 10th in doubles (263). Thome is first-time eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.Belle, too, was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during his prime; he hit 50 homers and 52 doubles in 1995, and remains the only Major League player in history to accomplish that feat. He was a four-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner with the Tribe, and three times finished in the top three in AL MVP voting.He ranks second in club history in homers, with 242, second in slugging percentage (.580), fifth in OPS (.949) and 10th in RBI (751).Robinson played the final three years of his stellar career in Cleveland, but is far better remembered for being a pioneer: He became the first African-American manager in baseball history, and served as player-manager from 1975-1976.After hitting 586 career homers for five teams, Robinson managed the Indians for parts of three seasons, and eventually managed four teams. He won 1,065 games over 16 seasons, and was the 1989 AL Manager of the Year.Jamieson played the final 14 years of his career (12 full seasons) with the Indians, hitting .316 and scoring 942 runs over those seasons. He also was a member of the 1920 World Series champions.He ranks fifth in club history in hits (1,753), seventh in doubles (296), ninth in average and walks (627), 10th in triples (74) and 11th in on-base percentage (.388).CLEVELAND INDIANS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS (44)CA SANDY ALOMAR- Inducted 2009OF EARL AVERILL- Inducted 19512B CARLOS BAERGA- Inducted 2013P JIM BAGBY, SR.-Inducted 2007OF ALBERT BELLE – Inducted 2016SS LOU BOUDREAU- Inducted 19543B BILL BRADLEY- Inducted 1957SS RAY CHAPMAN- Inducted 2006OF ROCKY COLAVITO- Inducted 2006P STAN COVELESKI- Inducted 1966OF LARRY DOBY- Inducted 1966P BOB FELLER- Inducted 1957P WES FERRELL- Inducted 2009OF ELMER FLICK- Inducted 1963P MIKE GARCIA- Inducted 2007MGR/2B JOE GORDON- Inducted 2008P MEL HARDER- Inducted 1951MGR/1B MIKE HARGROVE- Inducted 2008CA JIM HEGAN- Inducted 1966OF JOE JACKSON- Inducted 1951P ADDIE JOSS- Inducted 20063B KEN KELTNER- Inducted 1951OF CHARLIE JAMIESON – Inducted 20162B NAP LAJOIE- Inducted 1951P BOB LEMON- Inducted 1960OF KENNY LOFTON- Inducted 2010MGR. AL LOPEZ- Inducted 2006P SAM McDOWELL- Inducted 2006P CHARLES NAGY- Inducted 2007CA STEVE O’NEILL- Inducted 1951P SATCHEL PAIGE- Inducted 1965RHP GAYLORD PERRY-Inducted 2012MRG. FRANK ROBINSON – Inducted 20163B AL ROSEN- Inducted 2006P HERB SCORE- Inducted 2006SS JOE SEWELL- Inducted 1951OF LOUIS FRANCIS SOCKALEXIS-Inducted 2006OF TRIS SPEAKER- Inducted 19513B JIM THOME – Inducted 20161B/DH ANDRE THORNTON- Inducted 20071B HAL TROSKY- Inducted 1951SS OMAR VIZQUEL – Inducted 2014P EARLY WYNN- Inducted 1972P CY YOUNG- Inducted 1951 Related TopicsAlbert BelleIndiansJim Thome Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede
Related TopicsCleveland BrownsDesmond Bryant nbodnar1 The Cleveland Browns are an organization that has athletes who can play football or somewhat struggle at football. In a recent article posted by Vincent Verhei of Football Outsiders, Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant is considered the team’s most underrated player.Verhei gave his reasoning on why Bryant is the most underrated Browns player on the roster:Bryant’s 91 percent stop rate against the run was third in the league, and he led the team with six sacks. But you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone outside northeast Ohio (and few within the Cleveland city limits) who knows who he is.When you have a player that has so much success against the run and you really never hear about him, then you know he is a very underrated player. The Browns are looking to take the AFC North by storm in 2016 and need their defense to step up in every single way.With a healthy corner in Joe Haden and a healthy defensive front with a more slim second-year player in Danny Shelton, the team is hoping head coach Hue Jackson can ignite this Browns team and provide them with some hope, passion, and motivation to win football games in 2016.