Sablan downplays UST’s potential 0-14 campaign, says others had winless seasons before

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas has one more game left in its schedule in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and yet, head coach Boy Sablan already looked resigned after his team suffered another defeat.“I wasn’t the first coach to have zero wins in the UAAP, other teams also had that record,” said Sablan in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sablan was right. He won’t be the first head coach to possibly end a season with zero wins after Luigi Trillo and Rey Madrid had 0-14 seasons with Adamson University and University of the Philippines, respectively“Look at the history of the league, I’m not the first coach who’ll end a year with zero wins,” said Sablan. “There are of course who didn’t win, not just me.”Sablan’s only hope of redemption, if it can be considered as such, is the Tigers’ last game against University of the East where UST can at least save face after a disastrous season. “Of course we want to win that final game, we will prepare for it,” said Sablan. “We’ll do what needs to be done.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ UST’s latest loss came against league-leader Ateneo, 102-83, in a game where the Growling Tigers showed a semblance of fight but only to write the same ending and falter.READ: Ateneo nears sweep, sends UST to 13th straight lossFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Growling Tigers stared at a 15-point deficit in the third, 72-57, but managed to claw back, 75-70, by the end of the period.The Blue Eagles (12-0), however, answered back in the fourth and mounted a 17-7 run with Thirdy Ravena capping it off with a vicious tomahawk with 2:22 left for a 92-77 lead. Thirdy Ravena shrugs off vicious dunk vs UST, wins bet with dad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Man freed of ecstasy possession charge

first_imgA 26-year-old Alberttown, Georgetown businessman, who was on trial for reportedly having ecstasy in his possession was on Friday freed by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly due to insufficient evidence.Darrel JohnDarrel John was on trial at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was accused of selling the date rape drug to an underage boy and being in possession of drugs.Particulars of the first charge stated that John, between December 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018, at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, sold ecstasy to an underage child.It is also alleged that on February 12, 2018, at Lot 141 Alberttown, Georgetown, he had two grams of ecstasy in his possession.Magistrate Daly dismissed the possession charge against John due to insufficient evidence. However, the charge against John for selling narcotics to a minor is still ongoing.John was represented by Attorney-at-Law George Thomas and the State was represented by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Narissa Leander.According to reports, the child was held with the drug and when the matter was reported, a raid was conducted at John’s home and ecstasy was found in his bedroom.last_img read more

Justice Mukul Mudgal to head FIFA Governance Committee

first_imgRetired judge of Delhi High Court Justice Mukul Mudgal was on Friday elected as the Chairman of FIFA Governance committee at the world football governing bodys 67th Congress here.According to a letter released before the representatives from all 211 Member Associations at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre here, Olli Rehn from Finland, who is the former Vice-President of the European Commission, will be Justice Mudgal’s deputy.Justice Mudgal, who served as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court from 2009 to 2011, was the first choice for the FIFA Council and his name was proposed for the vacant position after (former chief) Miguel Maduro was removed for his role.Maduro allegedly played a role in blocking Russian World Cup official Vitaly Mutko from retaining his seat on ruling council.Mudgal, who until now served as the Deputy Chairman of the committee after being appointed in May last year during the FIFA Congress in Mexico, will take the office for four years effective immediately.last_img read more

116 stranded PoK residents leave for their homes

first_imgJammu, Aug 21 (PTI) As many as 116 PoK residents, stranded here for over a month due tothe closure of the Poonch-Rawalakot cross-LoC bus service, left Poonch for the Kaman crossing point in Baramulla to return to their homes today.Three Indians, stranded in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), will also return today, Trade Facilitation Officer (TFO), LoC Trade Poonch, Mohammad Tanveer, told PTI.The PoK passengers left in several buses through Mughal Road, the alternate link between Kashmir and rest of the country, around 5 am, he said.Tanveer, who is among several officials accompanying the passengers to ensure their smooth deportation through Kaman post in Uri sector of Baramulla district, said the PoK passengers reached the sports stadium Poonch yesterday and were given government accommodation for the night.They will return to their native places via Aman Sethu (peace bridge) which connects Uri with PoK.Baramulla district administration has been informed and requested for providing logistic sport and other necessary arrangements for crossing of overstaying PoK guests, he said.While the weekly Cross-LoC bus service, named Karvaan- e-Aman, continues to ply on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road, the facility along Poonch-Rawalakot road remained suspended since July 10 due to heavy firing and shelling from the Pakistani side.The early opening of the Kaman crossing suffered a set back on August 8 after fresh firing from Pakistan ended a lull of 19 days and left a soldier dead.Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along the LoC in Poonch district on August 12, leaving a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and a woman dead. PTI TAS AB RCJadvertisementlast_img read more