Volero coach Terzic says Pomi ‘deserved to win’

first_imgVolero Zurich may have bowed down to Pomi Casalmaggiore in the semifinals of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, but its head coach Zoran Terzic gave his support to the Italian champions as they go into the finals against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul.“They deserved to win,” said Terzic after Volero lost in four sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “One simple reason: They played with much more courage in service and attack. They played well defensively. They definitely deserved to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Pomi scored on 54 of its spikes, four more than Volero did, and it had 12 points off blocks, three more than the Swiss club.Volero, winner of the bronze medal in the 2015 tournament, will have to face VakifBank Istanbul in the battle-for-third match on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentPomi, meanwhile, is the defending European champions. But the team is a first-timer in the world stages and would go up against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul in the gold medal round.If Terzic could praise Pomi, he could not forget to pinpoint his team’s problem. MOST READ Pomi coach Caprara returns to WCWC finals a proud man We are young EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Volero is a team that has problems with these kinds of situations, we played very well until today,” said Terzic, whose team topped Pool B in the group stages after going 3-0. “We have to work on our volleyball and our psychology to be better for the next competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Cell-phone murder conviction upheld
first_imgLANCASTER – An appellate court has upheld the murder conviction of a reputed gang member who fatally shot a teenager in an argument over a cell phone. The 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected arguments by Jerry Kelly III that there was prosecutorial misconduct and court errors during his trial. However, the court did rule that prosecutors failed to provide evidence that he’d committed the crime in association with or for the benefit of a gang. “There is insufficient evidence to support the criminal street gang enhancement and we therefore reverse the true finding on that enhancement and remand for resentencing,” the ruling said. However, the decision will not reduce Kelly’s sentence of 50 years to life in prison. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“The sentence he was given on the basis of this (gang) enhancement was supposed to run concurrently with his sentence for murder and that still stands. The fact that it was concurrent means no time will now be subtracted from Mr. Kelly’s sentence,” Deputy Attorney General Jack Newman said. Kelly was convicted of first-degree murder in the May 2004 killing of 19-year-old Devontay Oats. Kelly received 25 years to life for the murder charge plus another 25 years to life for using a firearm causing death. Kelly had a prior conviction of possession or purchase of cocaine for sale in 2001 and was paroled in January 2003, state records show. Kelly’s mother and sister testified that he was at home at the time of the shooting, which occurred during a weekend party at a home in the 1800 block of East Avenue H-12. Oats’ friends said the gunman arrived with a group of gang members who crashed the party. Soon after their arrival, the man claimed that his cell phone was missing and began searching partygoers. “He was angry, and yelled `Nutty Block’ (referring to a Crips gang) and that he was from Compton several times. Appellant asked the 60 to 70 people present to line up at the door so he could search them one at a time on the front porch. He said that if he found someone with his cell phone, he would be `popping’ him,” the ruling said. “When appellant reached for Devontay Oats’s pocket, Oats said he did not have the phone and pushed appellant’s hand away. Appellant backed up, pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun, and the gun discharged. Oats was hit in the head and fell to the ground. Appellant shot Oats two more times, although accounts differed as to whether these shots followed the first immediately, or occurred after appellant had fled and returned,” the ruling said. Kelly argued that the evidence presented at trial did not establish a pattern of gang activity as required and that there was insufficient evidence that the crimes were committed for the benefit of that gang. “We find merit in appellant’s contention that the prosecution failed to prove two predicate offenses were committed by Nutty Block Crips gang members for the benefit of the gang,” the ruling said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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