Cool Smashers show they can still dominate as Valdez cheers on

first_imgAir Force stuns Pocari to inch closer to PVL Finals Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube After all, the Cool Smashers have easily figured out how to play sans Valdez, whose contributions are nearly impossible to replicate.And it’s all about playing collectively.READ: Valdez out for Creamline for remainder of PVL conferenceOn Saturday, Creamline did just that with Rose Vargas leading the way with 19 points.Pau Soriano added 18 points while Jing Balse turned back the clock with 10 points, four of which off blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Alyssa Valdez cheering, Creamline proved it can win minus its superstar spiker even in the big stage.The Cool Smashers improved to 4-0 without Valdez in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference and it won’t be of any surprise if they end up winning it all in the absence of the three-time UAAP MVP.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “They’ve already played without me and everyone stepped up. I’m just really happy and proud of the team,” said Valdez.“The players showed their heart,” Almadro said.READ: LVPI okays Valdez return to Creamline for playoffsValdez thinks Creamline will be up to the task of sweeping BaliPure less than 24 hours from now in Game 2.Momentum is with Creamline, but Almadro knows it will take more if the team wants to continue its winning ways.“I guess it’s going to be the mentality of the players for tomorrow’s game. We hope to duplicate our heart and intensity.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 “The team is capable of winning without her,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro after the Cool Smashers downed BaliPure in five sets in Game 1 of semifinals Saturday.READ: Valdez-less Creamline survives Bali, nears finals FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“The team is ready to play without Alyssa.”Valdez is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs to prioritize her national team commitments but she is confident Creamline can get the job done. LATEST STORIES MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

Man United are BACK! Stunning Memphis Depay deal reminiscent of Fergie days, talkSPORT told

first_imgManchester United have sent out a statement of intent with their signing of Memphis Depay, talkSPORT have been told.United have moved swiftly to fight off interest from Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain to land the PSV Eindhoven starlet in a £25million deal.Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has faced criticism in the past for supposedly failing to move quickly enough to wrap up signings, and Guardian journalist Jamie Jackson claims the Depay deal proves the Premier League giants are back to being a major – and feared – force in the transfer market.Speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, Jackson said: “This sort of shows really how United are getting back to how they were under [Sir Alex] Ferguson – doing their business quick and early.“Ed Woodward has had a year or so to settle into the transfer business and he has got a manager there now who is decisive. David Moyes maybe wasn’t the most decisive manager.“I think if you are a United fan and United watcher you have to be impressed with this.”last_img read more

Cricket: Anil Kumble hails ICC for crackdown on suspect bowling action

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement(Photo Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle)Former Indian captain and coach Anil Kumble has praised the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the crackdown its on bowlers with suspect bowling action. This comes in the wake of many cricketers slating the organization for its approach in dealing with the issue.Speaking at an event organised by his technology startup Spektacom Technologies, Kumble said that, “A fair bit (has been done) from the ICC perspective in terms of looking at the suspected actions and making sure that the world cricket gets rid of that. “Over the last two years, you don’t hear too many issues (about suspect bowling action) coming up. I think overall ICC has done a great job in controlling that (issue).”In the past, former cricketers such has Micheal Holding criticized the board for failing to do its duty properly. Also, Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez who was suspended for illegal bowling action in the past hit out at the apex body.In the recent years, many cricketers have been cracked down with suspected bowling actions. Some of the notable players to be reported includes the former Pakistan star, Saeed Ajmal.Meanwhile Kumble’s start-up Spektacom Technologies on Thursday launched the “Power Bat” – a unique tool powered by Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform and its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) services.The Power Bat can provide real-time data on a player’s performance based on different parameters such as speed of the ball on impact, twist on impact and quality of the shot.Also Read:Arjuna Ranatunga accused of sexual assault by Indian flight attendantlast_img read more