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Antonio tops World Slasher

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Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarFeb 9th, 2018

Berin, Antonio lead chase for World Slasher crown

Frank Berin posted 5-0 cards on two of his entries to lead the elite field in the grand finals of the World Slasher Cup 2 Invitational nine-cock derby at the Smart Araneta Coliseum today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

15 World Slasher 2 bets to make semis

Defending champion Frank Berin, Patrick Antonio, Gov. Claude Bautista and Rey Briones stayed unbeaten with their respective entries to lead the chase in the World Slasher Cup Invitational nine-cock Derby 2 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Cockfight idol Antonio lauds WSC organizers

THE Pintakasi of Champions hosted a formal awarding ceremony for cockfight idol Patrick Antonio, the solo champion of the 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-Cock Derby, at the posh Novotel Manila-Araneta Center on Thursday, February 15. Gracing the ceremony were WSC and Uniprom Inc. officials, as well as the 2017….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Antonio relishes 7th World Slasher triumph improvements

MANILA, Philippines — Patrick Antonio basked in the limelight as he received the 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-cock derby honors during awards rites.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

NEJ Sebastian tops World Slasher Cup

NEJ Sebastian tops World Slasher Cup.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2017

NEJ Sebastian tops World Slasher

MANILA, Philippines - Former gamefowl handler Frank Berin bested a huge field to emerge solo champion in the 2017 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-cock derby.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2017

Foreign tourist dies while snorkeling in Boracay

ANOTHER foreigner died while on vacation at the world-famous white beach of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. Chinese national Liu Ran, 23, drowned while snorkeling at Coral Garden Snorkeling Area at Barangay Balabag, Boracay in Malay, Aklan. Superintendent Antonio Dizon, Malay police chief, said the incident happened 11:05 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2019. A group […] The post Foreign tourist dies while snorkeling in Boracay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Best breeders battle in World Slasher Cup at Big Dome

Best breeders battle in World Slasher Cup at Big Dome.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Pinoy boxer Mike Plania wins over Mexican foe by unanimous decision

HOLLYWOOD, USA – Mike Plania lined himself among probable Filipino world title contenders following a clear victory over Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez on Sunday night, January 13, (Monday in Manila) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Eager to make up for a bungled ring debut in the United States last ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Egg photo tops Kylie Jenner for most-liked Instagram post of all time

MANILA, Philippines – The world of viral internet content is off to a ridiculous start this year as a photo of an egg becomes the most-liked Instagram post of all time, beating American celebrity Kylie Jenner’s February 2018 post. The former record-holding post – a photo announcing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Boystown Cebu breaks FIBA 3x3 record

With 1,380 kids signed up in the FIBA 3x3 Play app, the first of the two-day 3x3 basketball fiesta of Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Saturday at the Sisters of Mary School Boystown in Minglanilla, Cebu was already a historic one. The feat erased the previous-FIBA record of 1,114 under-18 players. "We at Chooks-to-Go are really elated with the turnout. But this victory is not ours alone. It's the country's achievement," beamed Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascariñas, "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the SBP and the sisters from SMS for making all of this possible." Aside from shattering world records, the event gave the Philippines much-needed federation points in FIBA 3x3 to hopefully qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where the sport will officially be a medal event. SBP executive director Sonny Barrios, Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio and Batang Gilas team manager Andrew Teh were in full force for the historic day. "We're glad that we're making history with these young kids," said Barrios, "It's very overwhelming and heartwarming that we got into this partnership with Chooks-to-Go and the Sisters of Mary nuns para magawa natin ito ng sama-sama." College basketball stars Kobe Paras and Thirdy Ravena who are Chooks' main ambassadors of the sport played a pick-up game with some of Boystown's best 3x3 warriors. The basketball operations in all of the 50 half courts in Boystown were headed by SBP's Mark Solano, Ryan Betia, Xander Gubat, Region XIII director Jerry Abuyabor, and Boystown athletic director Van Parmis. But Boystown Cebu, SBP, and Chooks are not done yet. On Sunday, in Girlstown in Talisay, Cebu, they target to completely topple the FIBA record of most 3x3 players regardless of age which was set at 1,898 participants......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

MVP Ladder: Giannis bolsters case with key win in Houston

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t think he’s quite “there yet” when it comes to the Kia MVP chase. With all due respect, Mr. “Greek Freak,” the basketball world begs to differ. You are definitely there, sir, based on your performance through the midpoint of this NBA season. In fact, if there were hardware to hand out from Kia Race to the MVP Ladder HQ at this point, Antetokounmpo would be the recipient (edging out a crowded field that includes the reigning MVP, James Harden). By the grace of the scheduling gods, the two leading candidates just happened to hook up on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), the official halfway point of 2018-19. And they put on a show worthy of MVP mention, with Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks knocking off Harden’s Houson Rockets at Toyota Center. Harden continued his torrid scoring streak, collecting his league-leading 14th 40-point game of the season. In doing so, he tied Tracy McGrady for the second-longest 30-point streak since the ABA/NBA merger at 14. (Kobe Bryant has the record at 16 straight.) But Harden didn’t have his most efficient outing (shooting 13-for-30 overall with nine turnovers) as the Bucks took control late. All Antentokounmpo did was shred the Rockets for 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds, five assists and yet another showcase performance for his MVP resume. (The Bucks pounded the Rockets to the tune of a 70-24 advantage in points in the paint and outscored them 19-2 in fast break points.) The Bucks have won seven of their past eight games heading into today’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. They’ve stormed the top of the Eastern Conference standings and own a 10-5 record over Western Conference opponents with Antetokounmpo as their undisputed leader and, yes, MVP. Not there yet, huh? Yeah, right. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo seems to be the only person on the planet who isn’t moved by his consistent brilliance this season. If he doesn’t think he’s "there yet," then the rest of the league should brace themselves for whatever comes next. He’s been an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor, but particularly as an offensive catalyst on one of the most improved teams in the league. Doing it without the aid of a reliable long-distance shot is what has made watching Antetokounmpo crush the competition so intriguing. If there was any skepticism about the Bucks being both a legitimate threat in the East and a title contender, that should be vanishing as the second half of the season begins. As long as Antetokounmpo stays focused and healthy (he’s probable Saturday, PHL time, with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip bruise), the possibilities are endless. 2. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 33.9 points, 8.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals Harden has moved into hallowed ground with his current scoring barrage, as his 14 straight games of 30-plus points ties Hall of Famer (and fellow Rockets legend) Tracy McGrady for the second-longest streak since the ABA/NBA merger. Those debates about whether or not Harden is the best offensive player ever aren’t out of line, not when you consider the way he generates offense for himself and his teammates. Harden has a chance to obliterate the record with the Rockets’ friendly upcoming schedule (they play seven of their next 10 games at Toyota Center). The only glitch for Harden as he's hit this nuclear level is the one key flaw in his game is rising, too. He’s averaging 5.7 turnovers this season, which ties his career-high from 2016-17. He's up to 7.3 tpg in his last five games, which he, of course, would point out is world-class nit-picking of a guy playing as well as he is. 3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 28.9 points, 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry shot a rather un-Splash Brother-ish 5-for-19 in Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) home win against the New York Knicks, which includes an ugly 3-for-12 showing from three-point range. That was a huge come down from his 42-point outburst (including 10 made three-pointers) Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a road win against the Sacramento Kings. But as often happens with a rare rough shooting night for the two-time former MVP, Curry displayed a brilliant floor game against the Knicks. He finished with 14 assists (and just one turnover) while grabbing seven rebounds as Klay Thompson went off for 43 points and Kevin Durant dropped 24. Curry’s had just three hiccups since returning from his 11-game, groin-injury induced absence on Dec. 1 (Dec. 2, PHL time). Over his last 18 games, Curry has failed to score at least 20 points only once. What should worry the Chicago Bulls, who visit Oracle today, is what Curry has done in those other two games after he struggled (averaged 32.0 points). 4. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals MVP voters must decide if the work Leonard did while he was playing outweighs how good the Raptors were all season whether he was in or out of the lineup. As convenient as it might be to try to diminish what Leonard has done by knocking him for the games he missed, you’d be wise to pay attention to just how good he's been when he plays. The Milwaukee Bucks can certainly attest to his impact after what Leonard did to them Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). He logged 30 points and a season-high five steals, playing his trademark lockdown defense, as the Raptors won the battle between the NBA’s top two teams (in the standings). Leonard has such tight control over his own game that he continues to play as efficiently as anyone on this list. He has notched eight games this season where he’s scored 30 or more points while shooting better than 50 percent, including his last two games (30 on 50 percent shooting in the win against the Bucks and 31 points on 61.1 percent shooting in their recent win against the Hawks). 5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.5 steals Jokic continues to deliver for the Nuggets in every category, doing his crafty best to help keep coach Michael Malone’s team at the top of the Western Conference. He notched his 21st career triple-double (18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks) in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the LA Clippers. It was his second straight triple-double, coming two days after lighting up the Heat in Miami for 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, he tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-most career triple-doubles by a center and can now chase Wilt Chamberlain’s big man record of 78. Jokic will probably dig into that deficit considerably the season if he keeps playing the way he has to kick off 2019 (27.2 points on .523 shooting, 12.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals in his last five games). Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets are focused on team goals first, of course. After missing out on the playoffs on the season's final night in 2017-18, they’re making sure to avoid any such drama this time. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 8. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 9. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 10. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans And five more: DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers;Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers; Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Barefield tops Martin, but both shine in clash of Fil-Ams in US NCAA

Sedrick Barefield and Remy Martin led the way for their respective squads in a clash between promising Filipino-Americans in the US NCAA men's basketball tournament. Barefield tallied a game-high 24 points to go long with six assists and four rebounds to lead the Utah Utes to a sensational come-from-behind 96-86 win against Martin and the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona. Martin, a member of the vaunted '23-for-23' pool that is set to represent the Philippines in the 2023 World Cup in Manila, led the Sun Devils with a team-high 22 points and six assists in the losing effort. The Utes came from as much as 17 points down, using a sizzling 50-21 run 16 minutes to take stun the Sun Devils, who recently won a stunner of their own by way of a win against the ertswhile top-ranked team in Kansas. This wasn't the first time the two squads and Fil-Ams faced off. January 26 of last year, Barefield came up clutch in what was another close game, knocking down a booming triple and a clutch free throw to help Utah top Martin and Arizona State......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Mentoring special-needs kids in public schools through creative expression

John Michael Brecino, 13, a seventh grader at San Antonio National High School in Makati, is visually impaired. Yet his talent and hard work got him to the Metro Manila championship of "PWD (persons with disability) Got Talent." He credits Special Achievers, a nongovernment organization that aims to help special needs kids, for coaching him. At a recital of special-needs kids at his school, Brecino said in Tagalog: "My message to PWDs is that they should not be afraid to get out of their comfort zones. They need to explore their talents and see the world. They will realize that they can also do what normal people can." Licensed occupational therapist and Special Achievers' c...Keep on reading: Mentoring special-needs kids in public schools through creative expression.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

UN: Earth undergoing stress test | The Manila Times Online

Last year, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a red alert over a range of dangers confronting the world, which still persist as 2019 looms: These are anxious timesREAD The p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

22-year-old tops world rapid chess

The 2018 world rapid championship, which ended Friday in St. Petersburg (Russia), paid off for Russian chess......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Cardinal Tagle urges youth to make toxic world better

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Monday, December 24, urged the youth not to give up on making the world a better place. In his homily during the  Christmas Eve Mass  at the Manila Cathedral, Tagle apologized on behalf of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Avoid toxic violence, corruption, youth told

While their elders would be passing to them a world darkened by violence and corruption, the youth should not allow themselves to be swallowed by these toxicities, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Cardinal Tagle to youth: Sorry for bullying, lies by elders

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle apologized to the youth for bullying, violence, and lies by elders, as he urged faith in the Child Jesus, who can transform "eerie silent nights" into "holy nights." "To the youth, we elders ask pardon if the world ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

NBA s Christmas lineup headlined by LeBron vs Warriors

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press There’s no NBA Finals rematch this year on Christmas. Not technically, anyway. It’s LeBron James vs. the Golden State Warriors for the fourth consecutive year on Dec. 25 (Dec. 26, PHL time), though James will be wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform this time. It was a predictable matchup. It isn’t, however, a break from tradition. That’s one of the biggest misnomers about the NBA and the schedule. An NBA Finals rematch is not common, not the norm, not a guarantee for the last two teams that were standing the previous season. The league has crowned a champion every year since 1947, and the tradition of Christmas Day games started later that same year. (They’ve been an annual fixture since, with the exception of 1998, when a lockout didn’t allow that season to begin until February.) But there have been only nine NBA Finals rematches on Dec. 25 (Dec. 26, PHL time). The recent Golden State-Cleveland history may make it seem like more. James has been in five Finals rematches on Christmas, all since 2011: Miami vs. Dallas that year, Oklahoma City vs. Miami the following year, and Cleveland vs. Golden State in each of the last three years. The other four rematches on the holiday: Orlando vs. Houston in 1995, Philadelphia vs. the Lakers in 2001, San Antonio vs. Detroit in 2005 and Boston vs. the Lakers in 2008. So instead of a Cavs-Warriors rematch, getting Lakers vs. Warriors — for the first time in the LeBron L.A. era — makes perfect sense. “Bron is Bron,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “They’re going to be tough, a tough matchup on Christmas Day, but we’re looking forward to it.” Inevitably, so will James. Even with the Lakers having lost four of their last six games, they’re off to a 19-14 start — their best since the 2011-12 season. “We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State,” James said in September. He’s about to get his first look at how the Lakers measure up with the champs. CHRISTMAS LINEUP Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) slate starts with Milwaukee at New York, followed by Oklahoma City at Houston, Philadelphia at Boston, the Lakers at the Warriors and then Portland at Utah. It’s Milwaukee’s first Christmas game since 1977, which will end what was by far the league’s longest Dec. 25 (Dec. 26, PHL time) drought. Utah hasn’t played on Christmas since 1997. A look at each of the five games: BUCKS AT KNICKS Congratulations to the schedule-makers, because there’s no way they could have known this Christmas game would be wrapped in animus. Giannis Antetokounmpo was peeved at New York forward Mario Hezonja — who dunked on him, stared at him and then stepped over him when the teams last met on Dec. 1 (Dec. 2, PHL time). THUNDER AT ROCKETS A rematch of a game from Christmas 2017, which the Thunder won 112-107. Oklahoma City is 6-2 on Christmas since the team moved there; when the franchise was in Seattle, it was 0-11 on the holiday. Rockets star Chris Paul will miss Christmas for the third straight year — with the Clippers, he had a left hamstring strain and missed their game with the Lakers in 2016, sat out last year’s Houston-OKC game with a groin strain and this year, it’s another left hamstring issue that will keep him out. 76ERS AT CELTICS These are heated, historic rivals, but they’ve met on Christmas only once before — in 1961, when the 76ers were the Syracuse Nationals. Boston, which famously avoided home Christmas games forever (the Celtics played their first 30 such games away from Boston), will be at home on the holiday for the second consecutive season. LAKERS AT WARRIORS It’s the 20th consecutive Christmas appearance for the Lakers, and with LeBron James there now don’t expect that streak to end anytime soon. Warriors star Kevin Durant apparently loves playing on the holiday; he’s averaging 31.1 points in his eight previous Christmas games. TRAIL BLAZERS AT JAZZ Portland is 14-3 all-time on Christmas, and could tie Miami (10-2) for the best winning percentage on the holiday if it tops the Jazz. Meanwhile, for Utah, it’s a chance for Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell to get his first — but almost certainly not his last — look at playing on Christmas. CHRISTMAS HISTORY The NBA’s five-game Christmas lineup is back for an 11th consecutive year, and that may seem like a lot of matchups but has been exceeded plenty of times in the past. There were seven games on the holiday in 1949, 1971 and 1977, as well as six in 1970 and 1976. And there were some years where everybody played on Christmas. In 1952, the league had 10 teams so that meant five Christmas games. In 1956, the league’s eight teams got together for two Christmas doubleheaders — two games at Madison Square Garden, two others at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York. And in 1959, eight teams meant four games on the holiday again. With Milwaukee playing, the league’s longest Christmas drought will belong to the Atlanta Hawks, who haven’t appeared on the holiday since 1989. After the Hawks, the longest droughts will be held by Charlotte (no appearances in 29 seasons), Memphis (no appearances in 24 seasons), Toronto (2001), Sacramento (2003), Indiana (2004) and Detroit (2005). Everyone else has played at least one Christmas game since 2009. YEAR OF THE 3 Houston set the NBA record for three-pointers made in a game with 26, doing that against Washington last week. It cemented that, without question, 2018 in the NBA was the year of the three-pointer. So far this season, 11 franchises — Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Golden State, Houston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento and Utah — have set or tied team records for three-pointers made in a regular-season game. That doesn’t even take into account Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Oklahoma City and Philadelphia also doing it in 2018, albeit last season. Maybe the craze hasn’t caught on in Canada. The longest-standing team record for three's in a game is held by the Toronto Raptors, who made 21 on March 13, 2005. Orlando’s mark of 23 has stuck since Jan. 13, 2009 and Phoenix’s record of 22 came on Nov. 14, 2010. Meanwhile, Zaza Pachulia’s quest for a three continues. Pachulia has the NBA record for most three's attempted in a career without a make — the Detroit backup center is now 0-for-29 in the regular season, 0-for-31 when including playoffs. He’s 0-for-3 in 2018, though all those tries in this calendar year were desperation heaves from midcourt or deeper. And in fairness, only six of his career three-point tries have been shots inside of 30 feet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018