Cheng foregoes graduation ceremony for La Salle victory

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “I’m taking my Master’s right now so it’s okay for me to miss the march, I’ll just look forward to the ceremony for this one. I’ll just march in the graduation rites for my Master’s.”Though Cheng missed the chance to don a toga, the 21-year-old got to experience a hard-fought win over University of the Philippines.The defending champions trudged in three sets against the Lady Maroons for the 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 victory.La Salle trailed 24-23 in the payoff moments of the third set when sophomore setter Michelle Cobb worked her magic and scored three straight service aces to push the Lady Spikers to their second straight win.“I’m fine because we won and it’s a double celebration for me because we won and it was my graduation,” said Cheng who had 10 points against the Lady Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track A new star rises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Desiree Cheng has hit a fork in the road in her life as a student-athlete.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On one path is the ceremonial graduation ceremonies, and on the other a preliminary game in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Cheng, who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, chose the latter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Well, priorities,” said Cheng in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “This is my priority right now, which is volleyball, and it’s the UAAP. If it was any other league I would’ve skipped the game and marched.”Cheng, though, is not missing much because she still has another chance to do the graduation march—when she finishes her Marketing course for her Master’s Degree. LATEST STORIES 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more

Confirmed: Remi Garde sacked by Aston Villa

first_imgAston Villa manager Remi Garde has left the club by mutual consent.The Frenchman was only appointed in November on a three-and-a-half-year deal, but has been unable to prevent their slide towards relegation.Villa sit bottom of the Barclays Premier League, 12 points from safety with seven games remaining.Villa said in a statement on Tuesday night: “The club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Remi for all his efforts during a difficult period and wish him well in the future.”Eric Black will take over as acting manager until Garde’s replacement is appointed.Garde, a former Lyon boss, won just two league games after taking over from Tim Sherwood. Villa have lost their last six and conceded 18 goals in the process.They are nine points behind second-bottom Newcastle.Garde was understood to be unhappy with his failure to be backed in the transfer market in January, with Villa opting not to sign a player despite his personal efforts.The 49-year-old’s departure follows a shake-up of the Villa board since the turn of the year, with both chief executive Tom Fox and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt quitting in the past fortnight.Chairman Steve Hollis, who took over that role from club owner Randy Lerner in January, has been conducting an internal review.Former Football Association chairman David Bernstein and Lord Mervyn King, a former governor of the Bank of England, have recently joined the board, while ex-Villa manager Brian Little has been appointed as an advisor.Earlier on Tuesday former FA executive Adrian Bevington took up a role at the club, working with the board on the review into Villa’s season.Lerner has failed to find a buyer for the club after putting it on the market two years ago. 1 Remi Garde has left Aston Villa last_img read more