Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga 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 MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sarina Koga waxed hot for Japan and put up a game-high 26 points while Risa Shinnabe and Mai Okumura added 16 and 12 points, respectively.It was a tale of offense and defense for the two teams as Japan owned the attacking department with a 66-55 advantage in scoring spikes.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’Thailand, though, had Japan’s number in the defensive end scoring 17 blocks while the Japanese managed to score on just eight.The Thais awarded 18 free points to Japan, but none bigger than their last two that happened in the final sequence of the match that awarded Japan the victory. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan shrugged off a first set setback to trip Thailand in four sets, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, in the qualification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Japanese are now atop Pool F with a 3-0 record while Thailand is at close second with a 2-1 mark.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Moksri Chatchu-on led Thailand with 20 points while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Fox sells its goods on ‘Idol’

first_imgSo I’m watching “American Idol” on Wednesday night with only one thought in mind: Who’s getting voted off, Blake or LaKisha? Before we can find that out, I am reminded, not so subtly, that this is the summer movie season and no opportunity to exploit corporate synergy is to be missed. The remaining contestants of the Fox TV show were treated to a special screening of the sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” on the 20th Century Fox lot. As Dana Carvey’s Church Lady would say: “How convieeeeeeenient!” And sitting in the front row on “Idol” were stars Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis. Alba takes the microphone, reminds people that the movie is coming out June 15 and says, “You all have to see it twice!” CRAWLING IN BEHIND SPIDEY: Even if Spidey’s grosses drop by more than 50 percent this weekend, you gotta figure it’ll still be in first place with $70 million-plus, and it will cross the $200 million mark by today. But four new wide releases are hoping to dine on Spidey’s dust: the horror flick “28 Weeks Later,” the romantic comedy “The Ex” starring Zach Braff, the comedy “Delta Farce” and the drama “Georgia Rule.” “28 Weeks” has the best shot at second place since it is a sequel to 2003’s midlevel hit “28 Days Later.” FONDA JANE: Don’t count out “Georgia Rule,” mainly due to the presence of Jane Fonda, who co-stars with Lindsay Lohan and Felicity Huffman. While Lohan hasn’t had a real hit since “Mean Girls,” Fonda ended her 15-year absence from the big screen two years ago with the comedy “Monster-in-Law,” which opened in first place and went on to gross $82.9 million domestically. THE WIDEST WEB: As the first movie of the summer season, “Spider-Man 3” was able to debut in 4,252 theaters and set the domestic opening weekend record of $151 million. That milestone should be safe for at least a year since other biggies have no chance of opening in that many theaters as the market begins to get more crowded. DID YOU KNOW? The $100 million weekend had never been achieved until “Spider-Man” raked in $114.8 million in 2002. Since then, the third Spidey, the second “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” “Shrek 2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” have achieved this once-elusive feat. Greg Hernandez, entertainment-industry reporter for the Daily News, is author of the popular blog Out In Hollywood ( http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood ). greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more