AT THE FINISHING POSTWeather: Fine; Track: GoodRace 1 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT* 1. TEISHA’S DREAM SEllis 53.02. OBEDIENCE AGray4 51.0 9L3. IDON’TKNOW RMitchell 53.0 2L4. QUEEN OF THE TOWN LSteadman3 52.0 3 1/2LDNF #3 EAST SIDE GIRL DaneNelson 53.0WIN: $85.00PLACE: $53.00, $133.00, $59.00Final Time : 1:11.0 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – HOMING INSTINCT out of DARE TO DREAM by STAR OF MANILATrainer : GORDON DAVIS Owner : JUNIOR T GOLDINGBred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD.NOTE: HORSE #5 BOOK OF RULES CAME 6TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED OUT OF THE RACEQuinella : (4,7) $439.00 Exacta : (7-4) $550.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $280.00Race 2 1500 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. DANOS LA PAZ RHalledeen 56.02. SIR SOUTH RMitchell 53.5 1/2L3. STAR NEW VISTA SMuir 54.0 3 3/4L4. HOLIDAY WEEKEND LSteadman3 53.0 3/4LLate scratch : #1 RAJA SARANGIWIN: $211.00PLACE: $130.00, $133.00, $134.00Final Time : 1:34.3 Splits : 24.3, 48.1, 1:13.0,Winner : 4yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL out of LADY RAKWALAAY byTrainer : NEVILLE PERALTO Owner : NEW BLUE LTD.Bred by JAGHAI O.D., J.P., HENRY WILLIAMQuinella : (3,8) $947.00 Exacta : (3-8) $1,550.00D/E : (7-3) $279.00 (7-1) $69.00Superfecta : (3-8-2-9) $15,845.00Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)* 1. ROCKETEER LSteadman3 53.02. DAGGA DAGGA LINKS WHenry 54.0 3/4L3. WAR CHIP JErwin 53.5 Sh.Head4. WINESHA RHalledeen 53.5 3/4LLate scratch : #9 NUH VEXWIN: $140.00PLACE: $78.00, $63.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.0, ,Winner : 6yo b mare – TRADITIONAL out of RACEE by FAST GOLDTrainer : TYRONE PRINCE Owner : DIMPLE R RUDDOCKMS.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #1 CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACE BEHIND HORSE #2Quinella : (1,3) $499.00 Exacta : (3-1) $1,224.00D/E : (3-3) $2,064.00 (3-9) $152.00Superfecta : (3-1-5-7) $21,419.00Rolling Triple : (7-3-3) $2,554.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $800,000) NB&IMP2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT* 1. RALLY BABY PFrancis 50.52. BIRD CATCHER WHenry 50.5 5 1/2L3. BIGDADDYKOOL SEllis 53.0 2 1/2L4. MISS MYRTLE RMitchell 51.5 1L5. LIKE A LADY OEdwards4 50.5 3/4LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $56.00, $61.00, $141.00Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.3, 45.3, ,Winner : 2yo ch filly – MARKET RALLY out of GIVEITTOMEBABY byTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE AZAN, RICHARD AZAN, LAURENCE HEFFES & EDISON CHAIBred by MILADE AZAN, EDISON CHAI, ROHAN CRICHTON, LAURENCE HEFFQuinella : (7,10) $108.00 Exacta : (7-10) $229.00D/E : (3-7) $437.00Trifecta : (7-10-1) $428.00Hi-5 : (7-10-1-5-11) $1,275.00Rolling Triple : (3-3-7) $1,358.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. EL NUMERO UNO SMuir 54.02. BATTLE SONG AChatrie 55.0 3 1/4L3. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 1L* 4. ST. BERNARD RMitchell 57.0 5L5. FLAGRANS AndreePowell4 49.0 6L6. YES WE WILL OnBeckford4 50.0 3/4LLate scratch : #3 PRINCE OSHAUN, #8 FABULOUSCONNECTION, #12 REAL VIBES MACHINEWIN: $186.00PLACE: $98.00, $109.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.4, ,Winner : 5yo ch horse – TRADITIONAL out of CODE STAR by LOST CODETrainer : TYRONE PRINCE Owner : MICHAEL L WRAYBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (2,7) $753.00 Exacta : (2-7) $2,044.00D/E : (7-2) $498.00Trifecta : (2-7-5) $1,072.00Hit-6 : (2-7-5-10-11-) $5,847.00Rolling Triple : (3-7-2) $1,976.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $555,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CLAIMING($500,0-$450,0)* 1. ANGEL STAR OWalker 53.02. LAZZA SMuir 52.5 5 1/2L3. HAIL DE CAT JPatterson4 48.5 1 3/4L4. SLEW DI CLOCK MWard4 58.0 1 1/2L5. MINY LEE LSteadman3 52.5 NeckWIN: $119.00PLACE: $71.00, $103.00, $153.00Final Time : 1:09.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS out of MAKIN ME PROUD by MAKINTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : MICHROSBred by MICHAEL BERNARDQuinella : (4,11) $174.00 Exacta : (11-4) $291.00D/E : (2-11) $989.00Trifecta : (11-4-8) $492.00Hi-5 : (11-4-8-12-7) $88,514.00Rolling Triple : (7-2-11) $1,218.00Race 7 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)* 1. AWESOME CAT AndrePowell4 52.02. DR. DEAREST OMullings 51.5 5L3. MISTY WHenry 54.0 3/4L4. SEAL THE DEAL RMitchell 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $81.00PLACE: $57.00, $99.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.1, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME out of JOLIE’S TREASURE by MISTER JOLIETrainer : CARL ANDERSON Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (3,10) $520.00 Exacta : (10-3) $640.00D/E : (11-10) $194.00Superfecta : (10-3-9-2) $2,559.00Rolling Triple : (2-11-10) $1,028.00Super-6 : (3-9-7-2-11-10) $8,284.40Race 8 2000 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. BROWN GIRL HPottinger4 50.02. CAMOUFLAGE JErwin 53.5 Neck3. SIR BIGGS PFrancis 50.5 1 1/4* 4. GRINDING TO A HALT OWalker 54.0 5 1/25. STIR IT UP AChatrie 52.0 4 1/2WIN: $1973.00PLACE: $877.00, $187.00, $308.00Final Time : 2:13.0 Splits : 24.4, 51.1, 1:15.3, 1:42.1Winner : 3yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS out of RAY OF HOPE by STAR ATTITUDETrainer : RYAN DARBY Owner : RAPHAEL E GORDONBred by FRANCIS BARNETT & EDISON CHAIQuinella : (4,12) $4,113.00 Exacta : (4-12) $13,858.00D/E : (10-4) $7,642.00Trifecta : (4-12-3) $6,643.00Hi-5 carry-over : $78,344.50Rolling Triple : (11-10-4) $19,250.00Race 9 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. DUTCHROW ADancel 54.02. GENUINE FRIEND SMuir 54.0 1 1/4L3. KING NEBARUE HPottinger4 50.0 Neck4. JUST LIKE EMMA WHenry 53.0 1 3/4L5. SILENT STORM CBudhai 53.0 2 1/4LLate scratch : #1 PERFECT GOLDWIN: $666.00PLACE: $190.00, $126.00, $814.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.3, ,Winner : 5yo b horse – NATURAL SELECTION out of HEDIA’S PROSPECT by FORTUNATE PROSPECTTrainer : DEON FACEY Owner : DEON FACEYBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.NOTE: HORSE #5 PRINCESS SHEMIKA CAME 1ST BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 9THQuinella : (9,13) $5,660.00 Exacta : (13-9) $9,902.00D/E : (4-13) $328,344.00Trifecta : (13-9-7) $148,717.00Hi-5 carry-over : $259,285.00Rolling Triple : (10-4-13) $78,115.00Pick-4 : (11-10-4-13) $94,448.00Super-6 : (7-2-11-10-4-13) $678,481.00Pick-9 : (7-3-3-7-2-11-10-4-13) $38,581.00 (7-3-3-7-2-11-10-4-13) $422.50 Carry-over : $1,397,466.42PlacePot 8 : Carry-over : $171,495.00
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REWARDING CAREER Chanderpaul enjoyed an illustrious 164-Test career, garnering 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 centuries. His stellar record left him second on the all-time West Indies run-scorers list behind former batting star Brian Lara with 11,953 runs. He suffered a run of low scores, however, managing 91 runs in three Tests on the 2014-15 tour of South Africa and 92 runs in a similar three-Test series during England’s tour of the Caribbean last April. In the two series prior, he compiled 270 runs in two Tests against Bangladesh without being dismissed and averaged 48 in three Tests against touring New Zealand. Despite the dip in form, Chanderpaul believed he still had more Tests runs in him. “I thought I could have gone on for a while, given more series and retired properly,” the Guyanese explained. He added: “It’s been a great run throughout the two decades. I am thankful for all the opportunities I got. I enjoyed playing all the formats for that long.” Chanderpaul, who made his debut as a 19-year-old 22 years ago against England in his hometown Georgetown, said his career had been a rewarding one. “(It) probably could have been better in some areas, (but) my career has been great since I was a schoolkid. Then there were things you expect from certain people, but sometimes you have to put things behind and look ahead,” he noted. “I don’t know (if there are any regrets). I have always played the game with passion. I have enjoyed it. I don’t know if I have any regrets.” Chanderpaul is here to play in the inaugural MCL where he will turn out for Gemini Arabians. Lara is also participating in the tournament as captain of Leon Lions, with past stars such as Australian Adam Gilchrist, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jacques Kallis also involved. “It’s been great. All these guys from different parts of the world are here and most of them are legends, some really good players, and I am happy to play alongside them,” said Chanderpaul. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Retired veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul believes his recent shabby treatment at the hands of selectors is a worrying sign for the younger generation of West Indies cricketers. The prolific 41-year-old was sacked last May ahead of Australia’s two-Test tour of the Caribbean, with selectors contending he had suffered a “rapid” decline in form. Chanderpaul said having not been given the opportunity to “retire properly” following a long career for West Indies, sent a negative message to up-and-coming players. “I wanted one last opportunity to play against Australia before signing off, but (I) can’t do anything about it. (I) just want to put that behind (me),” Chanderpaul said here. “I got the NOC to play in Masters Champions League (MCL) after retiring from international cricket. Having played for so long, I feel I should have been treated well. If a player (like me) is treated like that, then think how the younger generation will be treated.” He added: “Being treated like ordinary schoolboys. Nobody would come and say that you like so and so. You are always treated that way. These things will happen.”
St George’s College plans to have an ambulance in place for their remaining four games in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup preliminary-round Group A games.The North Street-based school will host Greater Portmore High in group play at Winchester Park today, starting at 3:30 p.m.The plan to put in place an ambulance team came as a result of the death of St George’s College captain Dominic James on Tuesday.James collapsed during a game between St George’s College and Excelsior at Stadium East. He was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies in his father’s car and was pronounced dead shortly after.The game was called off after James’ death, with Excelsior leading 2-1 in first-half stoppage time.Now, three days later, the 20-time champions will be back in action.”We had always had doctors on hand at our games, whether home or away. We had a doctor there at the last game. We normally have a stretcher. Now, plans are in place to have an ambulance service in place,” Suzette Mullings-Graham, a vice-principal of St George’s College, told The Gleaner yesterday.”We normally do everything to ensure the safety of players and spectators at our games,” she added.Greater Portmore lead the group on seven points, closely followed by St George’s College (6) and Excelsior (4), while Tarrant and Tivoli are without a point.With the teams engaged in a top-of-the table clash, a highly competitive game is expected. The Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached St George’s are favoured to win at home.
It’s new and exciting for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, entering a Grand Slam tournament with the No. 1 in front of their names.Both reached the top of the rankings for the first time near the end of 2016, ending long reigns by Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams.And so they’ll open their Australian Open campaigns on Rod Laver Arena on day one – both against Ukrainians.Murray, a five-time runner-up, opens his pursuit of a first Australian title against Illya Marchenko in the last-day match on the main show court. Kerber opens the night session against Lesia Tsurenko. She’ll be followed on court by Roger Federer, who is returning from six months on the sidelines.The ‘one-round-at-a-time’ clichÈ is well worn in tennis. For Kerber, though, it’s pertinent. Seeded seventh last year, the left-handed German had to save a match point in the first round against Misaki Doi. Spurred on by that, she went on to beat Serena Williams in the final and claim her first Grand Slam title. She added a second major at the US Open and ascended to the No. 1 ranking.”I think this point where I was match point down, that was the important point for my career,” Kerber said yesterday, speaking of her first-round escape against Doi. “You never know (if) I lost the match, what would have happened.”WITHOUT PRESSUREIt gave her the freedom to play without pressure, and that made all the difference.”When I’m looking back, I was feeling that I got a second chance to stay in the tournament,” she said. “I was playing since then without expectation … just enjoying everything.”Kerber can hang on to the top ranking by reaching to the final here, but she’s already feeling there’s more to defend than her title.”It’s a new challenge for me, for sure,” she said, but we are starting from zero here. I have to be ready from the first round again.”I will try to not put too much expectation and pressure on myself. I mean, I will try to do it like last year – that was the way I had my success.”Record-chasing, six-time champions Djokovic and Williams, seeded No. 2 and anchoring the bottom half of the men’s and women’s draws, won’t be in action until day two. Djokovic is aiming to be the first man to win seven Australian titles. Serena Williams is chasing an Open-era record 23rd major title.
WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan say they have agreed to terms for a fight on April 23. The boxers’ promoters are yet to announce any details. Golden Boy Promotions, Khan’s promoter, didn’t reply to a request from The Associated Press on Sunday for confirmation. Pacquiao, who came out of retirement to win the WBO belt by beating Jesse Vargas in November, says on his Twitter account that he is fighting Khan because “this is what the fans wanted.” Pacquiao’s followers on Twitter recently voted for Khan to be the 38-year-old Filipino’s next opponent, ahead of Jeff Horn of Australia, Terence Crawford of the United States or Kell Brook of Britain. Khan hasn’t fought since stepping up to middleweight and getting knocked out by WBC champion Canelo Alvarez in May. He described the bout against Pacquiao as a “super fight.” Khan and Pacquiao used to be sparring partners under trainer Freddie Roach. Khan left Roach in 2012. April 23 is a Sunday, which suggests the fight could take place outside the United States or Britain. Pacquiao has previously said he would next fight in the United Arab Emirates.
Jamaica was one of the top teams entering the meet. They won at the first meet in 2014 and were second in 2015 behind the United States. First-leg runner Clarke said the team was very disappointed. “We are disappointed because we came out with a lot of confidence and we really wanted to make it into the final,” Clarke said. “It is just of those things because in the relays, you have to carry the baton around and we failed to do so today.” Minzie labelled it a terrible mix-up. “I can’t blame anyone because it was just a terrible mix up on the third leg. We know that we would have won this race, but it wasn’t to be for us today.” Meanwhile, in the women’s 4×400 metres, Jamaica qualified for today’s final when they placed second to Poland in the third and final heat. Jamaica clocked a season’s best 3:29.93 with Poland winning in 3:29.42. The United States clocked the fastest time, 3:29.27, in winning heat one. The Jamaican team in running order was Christine Day, Janieve Russell, Dawnalee Loney and team captain Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby. NASSAU, Bahamas: Jamaica, one of the hot pre-meet favourites for the men’s 4×100 metres, suffered a shock exit from the event at the IAAF-BTC World Relays in the Bahamas last night. A terrible mix-up on the second leg between incoming runner Kemar Bailey-Coley and Jevaughn Minzie ended with the baton falling in heat one of the event. The Jamaican quartet got off to a brilliant start when Everton Clarke outsprinted his rivals to hand over to Bailey-Cole. However, Bailey-Cole failed to connect with third man Minzie and the baton fell to the blue track, stunning the many Jamaican fans in the stands. The event was won by the Netherlands in 38.71 ahead of the Republic of China (38.97) and Australia (39.09). TOP TEAM
LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAfter a crushing defeat to Petron in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference, all F2 Logistics can do is and move on.The Cargo Movers were swept by the Blaze Spikers in the finals with a 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11 win sealing the title Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 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 Maizo-Pontillas ‘pressured’ after winning MVP plum Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission “We were in a situation where we were down three points in the fifth set, but Petron was just more aggressive. And if we were in Petron’s situation, we would’ve done the same thing and finish it quick.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “That’s it, we can’t do anything but accept what just happened,” said F2’s middle blocker Aby Maraño after the tough loss.READ: Petron claims PSL All-Filipino Conference title, sweeps F2 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’In a game that saw three extended sets and several lead changes, the match ended on a net fault from F2 Logistics.“When that kind of situation happens, there are so many things that enter your mind,” said Maraño who had 14 points in the loss. “’Is it over? Are we still going to fight it?’” IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Jin Ye had 10 points to lead China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Korea avenged its failed bid for a championship and dismantled China 25-11, 25-18, 25-20, to earn the bronze medal in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Koreans lost their chance for the gold when Thailand swept them in the semifinals, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21, Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate Hwang Minkyoung gave the Koreans the third-place finish when her final attack bounced off two Chinese defenders.Captain Kim Yeon-koung said she felt bad they didn’t get a chance to challenge for the gold, but the bronze is a good enough consolation prize for them.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’“After yesterday we were really upset because we wanted to go to the finals,” said Kim, who finished with eight points as she sat out most of the third set. “Anyway we finished third so I’m happy for the girls.”Kim Heejin led Korea with 16 points while Park Jeongah added 13. View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Cam favorite Vicencio helps lift PH archers Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:40Filipinos 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate The 24-year-old is still as potent as ever and is still a reliable point-getter when the going gets tough for the Filipinos.3. Everything Jaja doesCONTRIBUTED PHOTOWhile Valdez leads the team in scoring in the Asian tournament, Jaja Santiago provides the glorious highlights.Santiago has evolved from a towering middle blocker to a versatile hitter that can play from the three spots in front of the net.Santiago can still make those quick kills from the middle and she’s added a deadly running spike that, so far, has been a beauty.4. Kimmy’s sneaky attacksPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKim Fajardo is arguably the best setter among her peers as she steered De La Salle to three UAAP titles during her stay.The wily playmaker, though, is not only renowned for her assists but also for her scoring prowess.She won’t put up gaudy scoring numbers like Valdez or Santiago but when called upon Fajardo is willing to do the dirty work.5. Jove’s veteran smarts 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And without further ado, here is the list.1. Mika’s leadershipFEATURED 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’CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMika Reyes’ appointment as the team’s skipper didn’t quite sit well with the fanbase of Philippine volleyball since the picturesque middle blocker hasn’t been a captain in recent memory.But so far, she has shown that she has the qualities of being a great leader. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe 2017 Southeast Asian Games just got going and what better way to pump yourself up for the regional sports showcase than read about a list of seven things to watch out for in Kuala Lumpur.And this is not about the tourist attractions in the Malaysian capital. This is about the seven best things about the women’s volleyball team of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes was a visible figure in the Philippines’ campaign in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, communicating with teammates every chance she gets.The captain has shown control and calm while dealing with her teammates, and she seems to have shrugged off any outside negativity regarding her appointment.2. Alyssa doing Alyssa thingsCONTRIBUTED PHOTOAnother point of controversy was Alyssa Valdez’ inclusion to the national team but just like Reyes, Valdez has shown why she deserves to be in the position she’s in.Valdez was the team’s best scorer in the AVC tournament averaging 14 points a game, and that’s enough to prove why she was chosen as the country’s outside hitter for the SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT NBA investigating Lakers amid George tampering allegation AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIf there’s one constant in Philippine volleyball, it has to be Jovelyn Gonzaga donning the Philippine tricolor.Gonzaga is just 25-years-old—for comparison Valdez is 24—but has represented the Philippines in every conceivable volleyball tournament since 2015.She’s captained the team that participated in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, played in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, AVC Asian Women’s Club Championship, and just everything in between.Gonzaga is Philippine volleyball personified.6. Kianna breaking throughCONTRIBUTED PHOTOKim Kianna Dy was initially named as a reserve player of the national team but when Rachel Anne Daquis announced that she would be leaving the team months before the SEA Games the La Sallian was thrust into the main team.And in her first game as a national player, didn’t go the way she had imagined it.She was a nervous wreck when she came in as a substitute in the AVC tournament, but her shot at redemption came just two days after.After her disappointing showing against Hong Kong, Dy showed class as part of the first six that faced Kazakhstan.Dy showed flashes 0f brilliance as one of the better opposite hitters of the country and proved to head coach Francis Vicente that she deserves to be in the main team. 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The little ones, Denden and DawnPhoto from asianvolleyball.netDenden Lazaro and Dawn Macandili definitely breathe defense.Both Lazaro and Macandili have been prime examples of what a Philippine libero should be.The two defensive aces practically own the ground game and clean up whatever mess their taller teammates couldn’t get to.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments