Tigresses (from left) Milena Alessandrini, Tin Francisco, and Eya Laure scuttle the plans of Lycha Ebon and the LadyTamaraws. —SHERWIN VARDELEONUniversity of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines rammed their respective opponents Wednesday to move closer to a championship duel.UST bucked a sluggish opening set to demolish Far Eastern U even as UP popped Adamson’s bubble to move within a win of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cooper wants Azkals to play in Asian Cup ‘with a purpose’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Marian Alisa Buitre dominated with 25 points for the Lady Maroons who took advantage of the Lady Falcons’ tendency to relax.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ The Tigresses fashioned out a 16-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-23 triumph over the Lady Tamaraws in their best-of-three semifinals series.Earlier, UP scored a rousing 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, 25-20 victory over erstwhile unbeaten Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Eya Laure topscored with 19 points for the Tigresses, who are aiming to win their first title here since 2010.“Now we are communicating well inside the court and play more relaxed, and we responded better to the situation in the court,” said Laure in Filipino.
Neighbors complained for weeks that the dog – named Socks – appeared to be starving inside a gated area on Artest’s $1.85 million estate in rural Loomis, according to a county report. On Jan. 30, animal services officers visited Artest’s home and issued a “pre-seizure” notice, warning him that the female Great Dane would be taken into custody if the animal care didn’t improve. Placer County animal services officers returned to Artest’s home Monday and removed Socks. Artest has 10 days to request a hearing, a county spokeswoman said. The episode has so upset neighbors in Artest’s gated community that the homeowners’ association plans to vote next week on guidelines that would require members to properly care for their animals. Amaechi comes out The small, exclusive club of openly gay professional male athletes has a new member. Former NBA center John Amaechi, who spent five seasons with four teams, became the first NBA player to publicly come out. Amaechi will appear on ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Sunday, and his autobiography “Man in the Middle,” will be released Feb. 14. Holdsclaw re-signs Chamique Holdsclaw, who ranks among the WNBA’s career scoring and rebounding leaders, re-signed with the Sparks. Ayana Walker, selected in the Charlotte Sting dispersal draft last month, also signed a contract for the upcoming season, the Sparks announced. Landis insistent Vowing to fight the “lack of leadership at the top of cycling and at the top of the anti-doping agencies,” Floyd Landis insisted at a fundraising rally in New York he’s innocent of doping. Landis could be banned from racing in France for the next two years if the country’s anti-doping agency issues a maximum penalty today for his positive doping test at last year’s Tour de France. Instead of attending the hearing, where he will be represented by his lawyers, he spoke to more than 200 supporters of his Floyd Fairness Fund. International ends The International, known for its unique scoring system on a Castle Pines golf course held in the mile-high air outside Denver, will no longer be on the PGA Tour schedule effective immediately, a tour official said. The absence of a corporate sponsor was mostly responsible for canceling the 21-year-old tournament, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not formally been announced. The cancellation leaves a hole in the PGA Tour schedule on July 5-8, but tour officials have been working on a contingency plan over the last month and are expected to announce a replacement by April. The leading candidate is Washington, the largest U.S. market without a PGA Tour event. Real Madrid tops Spain has the two soccer clubs that earned the highest revenue during the 2005-06 season, with Real Madrid leading Barcelona in an independent report. Real Madrid ($373 million) kept its spot atop the “Football Money League,” a report based on the 2005-06 season released by business advisory firm Deloitte. Barcelona ($331 million) jumped four places to second, with Italy’s Juventus ($321 million) in third. England’s Manchester United ($310 million) – which had been No. 1 for the first nine years of the report until it was overtaken by Real Madrid last year – was fourth, largely because of a poor season. First win this year Justine Henin-Hardenne won in her first match of the year, rallying past Emilie Loit of France 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Gaz de France tournament in Paris. Henin-Hardenne withdrew from the Australian Open citing personal reasons, then announced she was divorcing her husband of more than four years, Pierre-Yves. Briefly Mike Tyson has checked himself into an inpatient treatment program in Phoenix for “various addictions” while awaiting trial on drug charges, his lawyer said Wednesday. Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Jim Caldwell became the 10th and likely last candidate to interview with Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones in the search to replace Bill Parcells, who retired Jan. 22. San Diego Chargers safety Terrence Kiel pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor drug charges for shipping codeine-based cough syrup to Texas, part of a plea bargain that could allow him to avoid jail time. The San Francisco 49ers said they will have a comprehensive stadium plan for Santa Clara officials by early April. A little more than four months after playing his last game in the major leagues, Vinny Castilla, 39, officially retired from baseball. High schools would have to report the number of male and female students in athletic programs and the amount of money spent on each team under a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Gators also were picked as the top class by SuperPrep, Rivals.com and National Blue Chips, beating out USC, SEC rivals Tennessee and LSU, and Texas. The Trojans closed strong, adding top running backs Joe McKnight from Louisiana and Broderick Green from Arkansas to a class that already included another top back in Marc Tyler; defensive end Everson Griffen, SuperPrep’s No. 1 overall player; the nation’s No. 1 receiver, Ronald Johnson from Michigan; and blue chip linebacker Chris Galippo from Servite. Florida won the recruiting crown in nearly as dominating fashion as the national championship. The Gators capitalized on last month’s national title win over Ohio State and down years from Sunshine State rivals Florida State and Miami to bring in the top recruiting class in the country Wednesday. Pacers implicated Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley and teammates Marquis Daniels and Keith McLeod were involved in a fight with a bar manager after a home loss to Golden State, police said. No one was immediately arrested or charged after the Tuesday fight. Police said it would take several days to complete the investigation to determine if charges would be filed. The Indianapolis police report said the bar manager of the 8 Seconds Saloon might have a fractured jaw and severed earlobe. He told officers that Tinsley had threatened to kill him, the report said. Witnesses told officers that McLeod had shoved people during the scuffle that happened about 2:15 a.m. at the club on the city’s west side. Animal services officers seized a Great Dane from the mansion of Sacramento Kings star Ron Artest, saying the dog was underfed.