Jema Galanza happy to join Alas Pilipinas despite minor injury

Jema Galanza during Alas Pilipinas game against Vietnam in the FIVB Challenger Cup. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Jema Galanza was grateful for the chance to suit up for Alas Pilipinas in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup despite the last-minute changes to her position due to a minor foot injury in practice. Days before…

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French Derby preview: Clive Cox happy with Ghostwriter’s draw for Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly | Racing News

Clive Cox was “very happy and relieved” to avoid a wide draw with Ghostwriter in Sunday’s Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, live on Sky Sports Racing. The son of Invincible Spirit carries rock-solid credentials into the French Derby after overcoming trouble in running to finish fourth in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. That form…

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De Brito happy to help deliver Alas Pilipinas medal at home

Alas Pilipinas coach Jorge Souza de Brito with the coaching staff after the bronze medal game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIORER.net MANILA, Philippines — Alas Pilipinas’ Brazilian coach Jorge Souza De Brito is honored to complete a historic AVC Challenge Cup campaign in Manila, which he now considers his home. For the first time in 63 years, the…

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James Anderson has days he wishes he was not retiring from England duty but happy ’90 per cent of the time’ | Cricket News

James Anderson admits there are days he wishes he was not retiring from England duty, saying part of him feels like he could play for another 10 years. Test cricket’s most prolific seamer, with 700 wickets in 187 matches in the format, will call time on his international career after the series opener against West…

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Roma Doromal leaves Ateneo happy with team’s growth

Graduating Ateneo Blue Eagles player Roma Mae Doromal in her last UAAP women’s volleyball game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Roma Mae Doromal believes her commitment to the Ateneo Blue Eagles will be her biggest legacy to the team as she ended collegiate stint on Wednesday.  Doromal finished her collegiate chapter with nine digs and…

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Fit-again Sangalang back to a happy place

Ian Sangalang–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net BACOLOD—Behind each Philippine Basketball Association player’s All-Star selection is a story that makes his inclusion in the midseason extravaganza distinct. And Ian Sangalang’s participation in this year’s showcase is high up there among the noteworthy plotlines. The Magnolia big man played his second All-Star Game on Sunday night at University of St. La…

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Alyssa Valdez happy to see Gorayeb find his way back to pros

Creamline Cool Smashers’ Alyssa Valdez in the PVL All-Filipino Conference. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Creamline star Alyssa Valdez was thrilled to face her former coach Roger Gorayeb once again in the PVL stage after three years. Valdez, who scored five points in two sets played on Wednesday, admitted that Gorayeb still knows her in-game…

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Xabi Alonso: Ex-Liverpool player ‘really happy’ at Bayer Leverkusen after being made favourite to replace Jurgen Klopp | Football News

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso says he is “really happy” at Bayer Leverkusen and is not thinking about his future after being installed by the bookmakers as the favourite to succeed Jurgen Klopp. The Spaniard, who won the Champions League at Liverpool in a five-year playing spell at Anfield, has emerged as the early frontrunner…

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Carlos Alcaraz rues missed chances, leaves Australian Open happy

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following his quarterfinal loss to Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Australian Open tennis championships at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, early Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) Carlos Alcaraz rued missed opportunities after coming up short against Alexander Zverev in a thrilling Australian…

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Donovan Mitchell ‘happy’ for Ricky Rubio following NBA retirement

FILE – Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio, left, and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell talk before an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. While Ricky Rubio’s retirement from the NBA caught many around the league off guard, Donovan Mitchell sensed it was coming. Mitchell spent two seasons with Rubio in…

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