Jov Gonzaga leads Cignal to victory despite failed semis bid

Cignal HD Spikers.–PVL PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Cignal, which was eliminated from the PVL All-Filipino Conference semifinal race even before it stepped on the court, dealt a big blow to PLDT’s Final Four bid with a come-from-behind 24-26, 26-24, 25-17, 28-26 victory on Saturday at Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. With Chery Tiggo beating Akari earlier…

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RBC Heritage: Scottie Scheffler running on fumes after Masters victory with J.T. Poston leading after opening round | Golf News

Scottie Scheffler appears to be running on fumes after an exhausting Masters victory just four days ago as he trailed J.T. Poston by six shots after the first round of the RBC Heritage. World No 1 Scheffler carded a two-under 69 at Harbour Town Golf Links four days after claiming his second Masters title. Scheffler,…

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Monte-Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic cruises to victory as Jack Draper narrowly beaten | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic returned to action at the Monte-Carlo Masters with a comfortable victory but Jack Draper was narrowly beaten by 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz. Djokovic was playing his first match since Indian Wells after choosing to skip Miami and then parting ways with long-time coach Goran Ivanisevic. With former doubles specialist and fellow Serb Nenad…

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Dean Burmester defeats Sergio Garcia in LIV Golf Miami play-off for first LIV victory | Golf News

Dean Burmester of South Africa saved par at the second play-off hole to defeat Sergio Garcia and win LIV Golf Miami for his first LIV victory on Sunday at Trump National Doral. After both players made par the first time through, they returned to the tee at the par-four 18th, and Spaniard Garcia’s second shot…

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Graham Lee: Good Racing Company launch new racing club to raise funds for injured jockey 20 years on from Grand National victory | Racing News

Twenty years on from Graham Lee’s famous Grand National victory aboard Amberleigh House at Aintree, a new racing club has been launched to raise vital funds for the injured jockey. Lee, 48, suffered a serious spinal injury after being unseated from his mount Ben Macdui as the stalls opened for a race at Newcastle in…

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German Darts Grand Prix: Luke Humphries thrashes Michael van Gerwen 8-1 to cruise to victory | Darts News

Luke Humphries claimed his sixth PDC European Tour title in spectacular style with glory over Michael van Gerwen in Monday’s NEO.bet German Darts Grand Prix final. World Champion Humphries had picked up his maiden European Tour success in the German Darts Grand Prix two years ago, and recaptured the title to the delight of a…

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England wrap up 4-1 T20 series victory in New Zealand after five-wicket win in Wellington | Cricket News

England wrapped up a 4-1 T20 series victory as they beat New Zealand by five wickets in the fifth match at Wellington. Chasing 137, captain Heather Knight and Nat Sciver-Brunt put together a crucial 57 for the fourth wicket to put England in control. England’s bowlers took early control by reducing the hosts to 31-4,…

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Australian GP: Max Verstappen wary of ‘very quick’ Ferrari as Carlos Sainz eyes ‘chance’ of victory | F1 News

Max Verstappen has warned there is a major “question mark” over whether he can convert pole position at the Australian Grand Prix into victory on Sunday due to the threat posed by Ferrari. The Dutchman has begun his quest for a fourth successive drivers’ title with dominant wins in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia but needed…

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Dillian Whyte stops Christian Hammer in third round for victory in first fight since November 2022 | Boxing News

Dillian Whyte made an explosive return to boxing with a third-round stoppage of Christian Hammer in his first fight since November 2022. Whyte has been cleared to resume his career after a positive drug test recorded ahead of a scheduled clash with Anthony Joshua last August was revealed to have been caused by a contaminated…

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Katie Boulter: British No 1 claims first WTA 500 tournament victory with comeback win over Marta Kostyuk in San Diego | Tennis News

British No 1 Katie Boulter sealed her first WTA 500 tournament victory with a stunning 5-7 6-2 6-2 win over Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in the final of the San Diego Open. Boulter, who claimed her maiden championship on grass in Nottingham last summer, recorded her fifth straight victory over higher-seeded players at the event in…

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