View comments Still, FEU coach George Pascua said his team will be ready to play on Saturday regardless.“We’re prepared to play again without them,” said Pascua. “We’ve been able to perform during games that she (Pons) wasn’t there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Armed with more experience, Amer expected to lead Meralco in Finals Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBernadeth Pons has missed five of her team’s last six games but somehow, Far Eastern University still went on to make it to the championship round of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Minus Pons, FEU fell short in the finals opener but not after going toe-to-toe against an undefeated National University side, bannered by the towering Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Santiago imposed her will and finished with a game-high 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces.The Lady Bulldogs took Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Lady Tamaraws are likely to be without their team captain in Pons and another key player in Kyla Atienza in Game 2.The last time Pons showed up, she led FEU over Adamson in the semis decider on Saturday with 15 points. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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
1 Rafael de Silva and Man United boss Louis van Gaal Rafael da Silva says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal never liked him – but he does not know if it was because he is Brazilian.The full-back, who joined Lyon last week after seven years at Old Trafford, admits he has heard rumours about Van Gaal’s distain for Samba stars but he admits, although he felt alienated, it was never because of his South American roots.“I know this history that he doesn’t like Brazilians, but I can’t say: ‘Oh, he doesn’t like Brazilians,” the defender told Globo Esporte.“I know that he didn’t like me, but if that’s because I’m Brazilian, I don’t know.”Van Gaal reportedly had awkward relationships with Rivaldo and Giovanni at Barcelona as well as Lucio, whom he sold when he was Bayern Munich manager.