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2 Thais storm ahead as local bets stumble

2 Thais storm ahead as local bets stumble.....»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 12th, 2018

Filipina aces ready vs Thais, Taiwanese

Princess Superal and Pauline del Rosario set out against a slew of aces from Thailand and Taiwan tipped to contend for the ICTSI Champion Tour at Manila Southwoods crown, upbeat of their chances along with the other local bets out to defend their turf at the Legends course in Carmona, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Cagayan de Oro has zero casualties from STS Vinta

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The lessons from the harrowing experience of typhoon Sendong which killed some 3,000 people in 2011, helped save lives as Severe Tropical Storm Vinta lashed Northern Mindanao last Dec.22, 2017. City Mayor Oscar Moreno said the Sendong experience taught residents to heed the call of the local government to evacuate ahead before the storm made landfall Thursday and Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

PBA: Alaska dominates Magnolia again to force 2-2 tie

Now we have a series. Alaska has tied the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals after dominating Magnolia once again in Game 4,  scoring a 90-76 win Wednesday at the Big Dome. The Aces have fully recovered from an early 0-2 deficit, forcing a 2-all tie in the best-of-7 showdown for the title. Just like in Game 3, Alaska had another strong second quarter in Game 4 to gain some separation. The Aces then weathered a third-quarter storm from the Hotshots before landing the final haymaker in the fourth, reducing this series to a best-of-3. "I thought our defense was great again," head coach Alex Compton said. "Our guys have been playing great defense. I mean, there's ways that they can beat us and stuff, but I think it's really tough. It's really tough to get good shots for either team, actually. It's really tough to get good shots for either team," he added. True enough, Game 4 was another grinding game but it was th Aces that once again found more than enough offense. Best Import Mike Harris was effective anew, scoring a game-high 34 points to go along with 22 rebounds. Chris Banchero was the top local for Alaska with 17 points. For the Hotshots, Romeo Travis fired 29 points from six three-pointers. Best Player of the Conference Paul Lee added 14 points. Game 5 to break the series tie is set for Friday still at the Araneta Coliseum.   The Scores Alaska 90 - Harris 34, Banchero 17, Pascual 9, Racal 8, Teng 7, Galliguez 5, Manuel 4, Cruz 3, Baclao 3, Enciso 0, Exciminiano 0, Casio 0. Magnolia 76 - Travis 29, Lee 14, Sangalang 11, Barroca 8, Jalalon 7, Reavis 4, Brondial 2, Melton 1, Dela Rosa 0, Herndon 0. Quarters: 19-22, 43-32, 63-50, 90-76.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Three Thais forge ahead but Dottie Ardina lurks behind

Ornicha Konsunthea picked herself up from a disastrous triple-bogey mishap with three late birdies to salvage a 71, Pimpadsorn Sangkagaro closed out with three birdies in a row to fire a 67 and Yupaporn Kawinpakorn stayed on track for a third Ladies Philippine Golf Tour crown with a plucky 69......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Former UP standout Lao joins PBA hopefuls

Kyles Lao, a former University of the Philippines stalwart, has decided to turn professional after he submitted his application for the PBA Rookie Draft set Dec. 16 at the Robinson's Place in Ermita, Manila. The Manila Stars guard in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), has mixed emotions on his PBA plans but knows he has done enough to prepare for the professional league. “I have mixed feelings about it. I’m excited and yet anxious,” said Lao, a six-foot combo guard who won Rookie of the Year honors with the Fighting Maroons back in 2013 in the UAAP. “It’s a dream for me to play in the PBA ever since I was young. It’s also a dream for my family. But there is also pressure because I don’t know what will happen. It’s not a sure thing if I'll be selected in the first or second round, or if I’ll be picked in the Draft,” added Lao. The 23-year-old Lao said his four seasons at UP under head coaches Bo Perasol, Ricky Dandan and Rey Madrid, his stint with AMA under coach Mark Herrera in the PBA D-League, and currently with coach Philip Cezar with the Manila Stars improved his skills to play at a high level - the PBA. Lao is playing well so far as a backup guard of the Manila Stars, averaging nearly 10 points per game, including 13 points a game in the team’s three-game win streak the past two weeks, and has a +10 efficiency rating. “He has one of the highest basketball IQ players that I’ve coached," said Perasol, a former PBA mentor. "Whatever he may be lacking in some aspects of the game, he works on it with pure determination and grit. His offensive arsenal has also dramatically improved as he had come in age. I hope that teams will give him the chance that he rightly deserves," he added. Lao said he has learned a lot from these coaches, and he is confident all the knowledge imparted to him will be useful for him in the PBA. Whatever happens, Lao, who personally submitted the requirements for local applicants last Thursday ahead of the Dec. 3 deadline at the PBA Commissioner’s Office in Quezon City, is ready for it. “I’m not sure where I’ll end up, or which team would pick me. But my family, they have been fully supportive to me, they told me to be ready. I have to prepare well too for the Draft Combine,” said Lao. "My stint with the UP Fighting Maroons, with the AMA team and now with the Manila Stars, it all helped me as a basketball player. With the people I played with and played for, they all gave me the confidence to aim for my dream to play in the PBA,” he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

PG& E gets ready for Thanksgiving Week storms

SAN FRANCISCO-- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is preparing for the most rainfall since early April across Northern and Central California starting Wednesday and continuing through the Thanksgiving weekend.   PG&E electric crews and vegetation contract crews are on alert for potential outages and will be ready to respond to outages, and local emergency operations centers will activate as needed.   The company's storm response won't affect PG&E's continuing restoration work in response to the Camp Fire in Butte County. As of Sunday, Nov. 18, more than 2,000 PG&E employees and contractors are doing gas and electric restoration work and rem...Keep on reading: PG&E gets ready for Thanksgiving Week storms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Eala cruises to second round

Alex Eala and Carlyn Bless Guarde got through the opening round despite a massive foreign onslaught Wednesday in the Phinma-PSC International Junior Tennis Championships Week 2 at Manila Polo Club. The Week 1 champion crushed Japanese Yuna Kadowaki, 6-2, 6-1, to advance against Korean seventh seed Sim Chae-yun who got past fellow Filipina Alexa Joy Milliam, 6-2, 6-3. Guarde posted a 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 victory over India’s Smiriti Bhasin even as five other Filipinas fell in the girls singles of the meet sponsored by Philippine Tennis Association, Philippins Sports Commission, Phinma Properties and Tecnifibre. Eala, who at 13 years old is the country’s most promising talent, rode on the crest of her smashing success last week where she barrelled through taller, older opponents to secure the title. Guarde will have an even bigger task in the second round as she will face next top seed Janine Tjen of Indonesia who booed out Tsai Yu-chin of Chinese Taipei, 6-2, 6-4. Second seed Saki Oyama of Japan defeated Maria Gabriel Sandejas, 6-1, 6-1, to take on China’s Tian FangRan, a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Chinese Taipei’s Huang Suan. Local bets Nina Marie Sandejas dropped to fourth seed Lu XuanJin of China, 6-0, 6-0; Tracy Llamas fell to Zheng Jie-xin of Chinese Taipei, 6-3, 6-1; Maria Patricia Lim yielded to fifth seed Ka Wing Lin of Hong Kong, 6-2, 6-0; and Macie Carlos bowed to Li JingYi of China, 6-3, 6-2. But things looked brighter in boys singles as Nio Tria, Marcus de Rosario and Vince Ej Tugade made it to the second round late Tuesday. Del Rosario pulled off a stunning upset of eighth seed Zhou XianYao of China, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, while Tria drubbed Jerall Yasin of Indonesia, 6-3, 6-4.  Tugade  nipped Liu Kun of Chinese Taipei, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Bohol town evacuees return home after storm signal lifted

  TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - Evacuees in Candijay town, Bohol, have started returning home on Wednesday morning after the state weather bureau lifted the storm signal over the province. At least 200 families from six villages were allowed to go home since the weather had improved, said Jeryl Lacang-Fuentes, local disaster risk reduction, and management officer. Barangays Cadapdapan, Panadtaran, La Union, San Isidro, Cambane and Boyo-an have been identified as areas vulnerable to landslide and flooding. But Fuentes said the rains spawned by Tropical Depression "Samuel" didn't trigger flood and landslide in Candijay located about 97 km southeast of Tagbilaran. He adde...Keep on reading: Bohol town evacuees return home after storm signal lifted.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Azkals face tough Thais in crucial tiff

The Philippine Azkals seek to weather the storm as they battle defending champion Thailand in a high-stakes Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup matchup they host tonight at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod amid forecast rains from tropical depression Samuel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

NOW Telecom loses bid vs contentious 3rd telco provisions | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The bidding for the 3rd major communications player slot pushes through Wednesday as scheduled and without changes to its rules. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año wants the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to release another list of local officials with alleged drug links ahead of the 2019 elections. The US holds its midterm elections for governors ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Proudly gay Calum Scott at peace with himself

There was a tropical storm when British singer-composer Calum Scott performed on Oct.30 at the 2,500-seat Kia Theater.   Despite the bad weather, the 30-year-old British crooner didn't disappoint his Filipino fans, whom he described among the best in the world.   It's common for foreign musicians to flatter their local audience, but you can sense the honesty in the way Scott put it. "It takes a lot of emotional high and struggles to write songs," he told media people a day before his Kia gig. "For a lot of people, music is about the show, the lights and all that. With Filipino music fans, they genuinely listen to songs."   "They're so excitable, so ea...Keep on reading: Proudly gay Calum Scott at peace with himself.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

PSEi up in morning trade as market players bet ahead of GDP, inflation

THE stock market rallied to the 7,200 level in early trading on Monday as market players were said to be making bets ahead of the inflation and gross domestic product...READ MORE The post PSEi up in morning trade as market players bet ahead of GDP, inflation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Local bets aim high in Asian Elite 5150 meet

Local bets aim high in Asian Elite 5150 meet.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

PBA DRAFT: Lyceum s CJ Perez leads list of Fil-foreigners

The 2018 PBA Draft is starting to take shape. NCAA MVP and Lyceum star CJ Perez leads the list of Fil-foreigners that have already submitted their required documents ahead of the Draft scheduled for Dec. 16. Perez, who has the Pirates back to the NCAA Finals to once again challenge the San Beda Red Lions, is the consensus top pick so far. Joining Perez in the list of Fil-foreigners are Matt Salem, CJ Isit, Paul Varilla, Robbie Manalang, Trevis Jackson, and John Ragasa. Fil-foreigners had until Oct. 26 to submit their applications which will all be subject to review until Dec. 3, the deadline for all local players to submit their own documents. The PBA Draft combine is set for Dec. 12 and 13 and the final list of applicants will be announce on Dec. 14. Aside from Perez, other names receiving consideration for the no. 1 overall pick are Babes Bolick of San Beda and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. of Alab Pilipinas. [Related: PBA: Columbian has eye on a big man in upcoming Draft] Columbian is set to pick first for the second straight year.   ---- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Bato nixes powers for local executives to appoint top cops

SENATORIAL bet Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa wants to get rid of the power of local chief executives to appoint key police officials. Dela Rosa said that while police officials intend to professionalize their ranks by recommending officers to top local positions, politician would instead appoint their own bets. “In order to professionalize the PNP, yung […] The post Bato nixes powers for local executives to appoint top cops appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

NBA Asia Managing Director Levy: We don t take the Pinoy fanbase lightly

The Philippines is unique, among the countries Scott Levy, NBA Asia Managing Director, handles. Tasked to oversee the development and expansion of the NBA's strategic initiatives in Asia (with the exception of Greater China and India), the Philippines is a different situation for Levy, compared to say, Thailand, or Malaysia. Unlike other countries in the region, basketball is well-engrained in the local Philippine culture, as is the NBA. In that regard, the job is easy. But diehard fans, and this country is full of diehard NBA fans, want different things, and want much more of it. And Levy and the rest of the NBA Asia office know it's important to keep them happy. Speaking to reporters as part of a roundtable Q&A session, Levy admitted that satisfying Philippine demand continues to be the biggest challenge. Citing the league's local TV partners, which include ABS-CBN, Solar, and FOX, as well as the implementation of League Pass via mobile companies Smart and Globe, Levy said, "We want to make sure that there are enough games, and that there are enough outlets [to get those games], that people can continue to interact and really get to know [the NBA] beyond maybe what the scores are. "We want to bring more players here, bring the real experiences. So we bring NBA players during the year, we bring NBA legends (the league directly brings around 3-4 players and legends to the country each year), we have dance teams, we have mascots [so that] people can get very close to the game." This differs very much from other countries in Asia. Whereas in other countries, NBA Asia devotes resources to growing the game, often teaming up with local governments' sports ministries, there's no need to teach the basics here. "That just means we take a higher level approach to coaching and make sure that there's another step that they may [take]," said Levy, who cited the example of bringing in Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat into the Philippines to help impart higher-level coaching techniques. Because the country is further down the line in terms of hoops techniques, the league's Jr. NBA program which is presented in the Philippines by Alaska, has played a huge role in recent years. "Nearly two million kids have come through the program...to improve their skill level. Many of our players have moved on to play in the UAAP, in the NCAA. Some are now in the PBA. So we want to contribute to the existing strength of the basketball community here," Levy said. It hasn't always been smooth sailing though. Recently, ventures like the NBA Cafe and the NBA Stores in the Philippines saw their licenses expire and close. For Levy though, it's similar to the familiar "shoot your shot" maxim in hoops. "We're willing to try things and if they're successful, great, we'll continue them," he said. "But if we think there are better ways to engage, we'll do that." Levy added that while the physical stores may be gone, fans can still purchase NBA merch through NBAStore.com, and other places like Nike, Toby's and Titan. Levy also applauded how knowledgable local fans are with regards to players and teams. While it's often thought that a large chunk of Pinoy fans are Lakers fans, Levy said that when you look at the data, it's winning teams that are able to capture the attention of Filipinos, with the obvious exception of teams in areas with large Filipino communities, such as San Francisco and the Golden State Warriors. "For me, here in the Philippines, we don't have to do much more than just make sure the players and the teams are exposed, because Filipino fans understand great play, and they understand great players. And when teams win, or players do amazing things, they become popular here," he said.   Looking ahead to the future, Levy believes that mobile will still be the way to go, though with a caveat. "As the streaming speeds continue to improve...then we'll be able to deliver more content," Levy said. "We'll continue to adjust the delivery of our product as the speeds improve." He added that the league wants to look into more basketball mobile games, even locally or regionally developed ones, to help educate fans on players and give them more ways to interact. To sum it up, Levy once again reiterated that the Philippines is "incredibly important," to the Association. "It probably is the market with the highest fan affinity for basketball, and that's daunting. To satisfy everybody, that's a full-time job. "We don't take the fanbase here lightly. We are focused on making sure that everybody is happy with what they have available and we're listening for the things that we need to do better."   Without a doubt, that's music to the Philippine fans' ears. SIX SHOTS Here are six other topics Levy touched on during the interview: 1. On the Philippines hosting another NBA Global Games "The challenge with [the Global Games] is always, there's 15,000 people in that building, and there's a hundred million Filipinos that we're trying to engage around the NBA. So while the games are great, we are really spending our time figuring out how we can engage a hundred million Filipinos. "But it's always in consideration and hopefully at some point in the future, we'll be able to bring the game back here again." 2. On the impact of a full-Pinoy player making it in the NBA "That question has always perplexed me, because the fanbase here is so strong already. I mean clearly Jordan Clarkson is very popular here, but he's not the most popular NBA player [in the Philippines]. So would a Filipino player be the most popular player? If he was the best player in the NBA, he'd probably be the most popular player, but if he's not, I think Filipinos will follow that player, and will continue to follow the best players in the NBA because that's the expectation here in the Philippines - 'I'm looking for the best players and the best teams and that's who I want to follow.' "But [by] the number of people who are playing in this country, I think it's just a matter of time before we have multiple local Filipinos playing in the NBA. It's definitely going to happen. The game is getting better, the coaches are getting better, the level of talent in the PBA continues to go up, and there are more Filipino players coming to the US and playing in university [NCAA] so it's definitely going to happen." 3. On the passing of FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann "I personally knew Patrick and there was nobody that spent more time and energy and basically dedicated their life to the sport of basketball and had such a great impact on the sport of basketball around the world. It’s a tragic loss. Personally, I will miss Patrick and he worked very closely with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. They had just seen him in a FIBA conference in Xi’an, China a few days before and typically with Patrick he was off in Argentina in another basketball event. I mean, he just, he was tireless in his efforts and he had tremendous success and it’s a tremendous loss to the entire basketball community." 4. On the NBA expanding the game towards female fans in the Philippines. "[For the Jr. NBA PH program] our goal is always 50-50, boys-girls. We haven’t yet achieved that here in the Philippines but again, working closely with the schools, working with Alaska, working with SM...the percentage continues to increase. I'm not exactly sure what the [numbers are] last year, but it's still too low. "I think that’s why it’s a little bit of frustrating here. In countries like Thailand and Indonesia, where, well Thailand has more than 50 percent girls, and in Vietnam and Indonesia it’s over 40 percent right now. So, again, our goal is 50-50. This sport is gender neutral, we bring WNBA players into market, we’ve done that many times already and now we’re going into schools to really try to encourage young girls to play the game." 5. On giving tips to local leagues to become more successful "We’re not here to dictate how a league should be run. What we’re trying to do is understand where we can be helpful, if they’re looking for assistance in building an arena, we’re happy to help with that. If they’re looking [at] how to enhance ticket sales, how to expand the live in-arena experience. Whatever it is that they may ask for our assistance, we are here to help. We support local basketball in every way we can but we’re not being prescriptive in saying this is how you should run a league in the Philippines. There’s way more knowledge on the ground here in the country than we have about what’s successful here." 6. On sports stars from other leagues interacting with NBA players "Our players are incredible. They are global icons, they’re incredible on social media which continues to grow their fanbase….because our players are active on social and they’re interested, personally interested in fashion and technology and gaming, and music and they have relationships with Jay-Z and with Usher, with every other top performer and other athletes are also interested because they’re fans. So when we do an event in London, we get calls from players on Chelsea, and on Tottenham and on Liverpool and on Man U and say “Hey, we wanna come to the game because we wanna see these athletes play. "So, anytime there is an athlete that is a fan of the NBA we will look to engage them. We work with all other sports leagues and we’re also fans. Our players are fans. There’s an opportunity to go to Camp Nou in Barcelona, our players want to be there. So, this is more driven by the players, their personal interests in other sports and other athletes and luckily our athletes are generally pretty popular around the world, and we’ll encourage that engagement and facilitate some particularly social media moments where Neymar comes into the locker room and exchanges a jersey with Steph Curry. We had Ronaldinho wearing a Carmelo Anthony jersey, dribbling a basketball on his head. All these moments are really special for the crossover fans from one sport to another. But it’s really driven by our players’ personal interest or other athletes’ personal interest in basketball.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Fiery start seen as CAT Open reels off

Local bets have the edge but the foreign aces, including seven Australians out to keep their good run of form in the second season of the Philippine Golf Tour Asia, set out to foil the hosts’ bid in the CAT (Central Azucarera de Tarlac) Open beginning today at the Luisita Golf and Country Club......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

US, Aussie bets ready for local challenge

US, Aussie bets ready for local challenge.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Birdie spree gives Jay Bayron inspiring 66

Unable to match the course record or grab the outright lead with a late mishap Tuesday, Jay Bayron used a scorching start yesterday to storm ahead early and stayed in control the rest of the day as Clyde Mondilla sizzled, faded then sparkled again halfway through the ICTSI Luisita Invitational here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Capiz LP bets file candidacies

By: Felipe V. Celino  ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ – The candidates of the Liberal Party (LP) running for different local positions in Roxas City and different towns of Capiz filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Oct 15, 2018. Led by re-electionist Gov. Antonio del Rosario, the candidates proceeded to the respective offices of the Commission on […] The post Capiz LP bets file candidacies appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018