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Battle of champs up in Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Eleven of the planet’s top endurance racers, including three world champions and three Asia-Pacific titlists, gear up for another grueling test of physical strength and mental toughness in the Ironman 70.3 Philippines Asia-Pacific Championship firing off Aug. 5 in Cebu City......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

World champs slug it out in Alveo Ironman 70.3

MANILA, Philippines — Four world champions and a slew of topnotch triathletes gear up for a fierce showdown for Alveo Ironman 70.3 supremacy when the premier.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

5 questions ahead of the NBA s 2017 Christmas Day games

It's already December 25 in the Philippines, but that's still a few hours away in the United States, meaning we have to wait before holiday's best tradition will take place: the NBA's annual slate of Christmas Day games. This year's batch of games sees the 76ers head to MSG to play the Knicks, the Cavaliers go to the Bay to face the Warriors in an NBA Finals rematch, the Wizards tackle the Celtics in an Eastern Conference semis redux, the Rockets battle the Thunder, also a 2017 postseason rematch, and the Timberwolves face off versus the Lakers. While you're unwrapping gifts and munching on Noche Buena leftovers, here are five questions to ponder: 1. Will the injury bug play Grinch to this set of holiday games? The Golden State Warriors officially ruled out Stephen Curry from playing. The LA Lakers just announced that Lonzo Ball is sidelined. Chris Paul is a question mark, while fingers are crossed that Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis will be able to go long when they face off. Injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Cleveland: Shaun Livingston (sore right knee), Kevon Looney (gluteal strain) & Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are probable. Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out. — Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 25, 2017 Hurt superstars are definitely the coal in an NBA fan's stocking, but let's hope that despite the absence of some of the bigger names, the games will still be able to provide plenty of entertainment. Bonus question: We may not get Curry vs. LeBron this Christmas, but how great of a consolation gift is Durant vs. LeBron? 2. Who will be the Christmas unicorn? Kristaps Porzingis is of course, the OG unicorn, having the tag bestowed upon him by Kevin Durant. The nickname refers to the mythical convergence of height, ball-handling, skill, and three-point shooting, all of which, Porzingis possesses. He's not alone though, as the 76ers' Joel Embiid has all of that in spades too, it's just that, seeing him on court has been more rare, due to an assortment of injuries that have held him back. Imagine, I suppose, if My Little Ponies could draw DNPs. When Porzingis' Knicks and and Embiid's 76ers collide, all eyes will be on the two, as they will inevitably go head-to-head against each other. As of writing, the Knicks are in the eighth seed in the East, while a 1-9 stretch in their last 10 games has the 76ers on the outside looking in at 10th place, three back of the Knicks. Therefore, it's not just pride at stake here; the East is wide open and every game will matter, as both squads harbor postseason dreams. Bonus question: Will 76ers rookie point guard Ben Simmons wind up stealing the show? 3. Who will triumph in the Wall vs. Irving point guard duel? After some strong starts to the season, the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, the two squads most picked to be potential spoilers to the Cleveland Cavaliers' march to yet another Finals, are going through some rough patches. The Celtics of course, lost Gordon Hayward and started 0-2, but eventually righted the ship through tough defense, only to finish just 5-5 in their latest stretch (though they're still #1 in the conference). Meanwhile, injuries to John Wall and some of their role players have really prevented the Wizards from taking off. They're 18-15, and occupy the seventh spot in the East right now. If someone's going to take charge for either side in this Christmas duel, it'll be each side's respective point guards. Kyrie Irving has embraced being the man for the green and white, while John Wall is an established superstar in the Chocolate City. A Christmas day win for either team could be the foundation for a lengthy run of wins if they can maintain momentum. Bonus question: Who will be the better Morris twin - Boston's Marcus or Washington's Markieff? 4. Which nu-super team will do the most damage, the Rockets or the Thunder? The two most aggressive teams this offseason in revamping their roster to take on the defending champs were without a doubt, the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. H-Town added Chris Paul and a bevy of long-limbed, rangy defenders who can nail open three's, while OKC formed their version of a big three by trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. The early returns have looked better for the Rox than the Thunder. Even with Paul sidelined, the team was able to shoot to the top of the West standings, and looked even better when CP3 was healthy alongside the Beard, James Harden. On the other hand, it's been an on-going adjustment for reigning MVP Russell Westbrook to integrate the two other established stars. Their defense has been on-point, but their offense is prone to long, fatal droughts. Chris Paul has been listed as doubtful for this one (among several other Houston players), so we may not get the full experience, but this Western Conference Playoffs rematch from last season should still be interesting, even if it's just in an offense versus defense kind of way. Bonus question: Better odds of happening in this game, Harden scores 50+ for a third straight game or Westbrook adds another triple-double to his season tally? 5. Can Kyle Kuzma carry the Lakers? One can make a pretty convincing argument that Kyle Kuzma should be the Rookie of the Year. Despite not being a lottery pick, Kuz has had a major impact on the court, his scoring prowess adding quite the punch to a Lakers team that needs some (okay, a lot). Originally, this question was going to involve Lonzo Ball too, but with the Lakers announcing that his shoulder will keep him out of this game and the rest of the week, this could be a rare opportunity for Kuzma to steal the LA spotlight. Doubly so if Brandon Ingram remains sidelined too. Sure, he'll likely need to contend with the Timberwolves placing super-stopper Jimmy Butler on him, but wouldn't that be a fun duel to watch? Bonus question: How bummed are you that we won't be having LaVar Ball Christmas shenanigans with Lonzo out? The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Battle of Champs slated at Elorde’s

MANILA, Philippines - The country’s top breeders and cockfighting aficionados brace for a fierce duel with their respective aces when the four-cock Battle of.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2017

Ex-champs return, spice up TCC tilt

MANILA, Philippines - All seven former winners gear up for what promises to be another spirited battle for top honors when the elite P5 million The Country C.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2017

Sister Patricia Fox to be deported

After more than three months of fighting to stay in the Philippines, 72-year-old Australian nun Patricia Fox lost her battle, with the Bureau of Immigration issuing an order for her deportation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 57 min. ago

Czech targets 3rd Ironman 70.3 Philippine jewel

From Subic to Davao, Czech Radka Kahlefeldt tries to bring her winning act to what has long been considered as home of Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu, shooting for a third crown in the Ironman 70.3 Philippines Asia-Pacific on Aug. 5 at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu Lapu City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

UP, Foton to face off in battle for 7th place

IMUS CITY, Philippines – University of the Philippines-United Auctioneers, Inc. (UP-UAI) and Foton booked a battle for 7th place in the 2018 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference at the Imus Sports Center. Rising star Isa Molde provided the much-needed firepower for the Lady Maroons, who recovered from a rusty start ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

UP-United Auctioneers score first win

Games Thursday: (FilOil Flying V Centre) 2:00 pm — UE-Cherrylume vs Cocolife  4:15 pm — Foton vs UP-UAI 7:00 pm — Generika-Ayala vs Smart-Army   IMUS CITY -- University of the Philippines-United Auctioneers, Inc. (UP-UAI) and Foton hammered contrasting wins to book a battle for seventh place in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference Tuesday at the Imus Sports Center here. Isa Molde provided the much-needed firepower for the Lady Maroons, who recovered from rusty start to bag their first win at the expense of Cocolife, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-13. Earlier, Foton walked over University of the East-Cherrylume to punch a ticket for the consolation round. According to organizers, the Iron Lady Warriors could not travel to Cavite due to heavy rainfall and flood brought by Typhoon Henry. In fact, UE cancelled classes and office operations early in the day. The Tornadoes and Lady Maroons will clash for seventh place on Thursday when the league rolls back to Filoil Flying V Centre. Molde unloaded 17 points off 14 kills, two service aces and a block to put UP-UAI in the win column after a string of misfortunes in this tourney. “Our first win in the PSL is special. As I’ve said before our team is playing well. We just needed to find the perfect winning formula,” said UP-UAI head coach Godfrey Okumu after breaking out of a winless four-game preliminary round in Pool A.  Molde drew ample support from Marian Buitre and Abi Goc delivering 10 and nine points, respectively. Jessma Ramos added seven markers, while setter Ayel Estrañero had as many points on top of 35 excellent sets and 16 digs. “Today it went well and the team really deserves the results even though we started in a shaky way,” Okumu added. The Lady Maroons bucked a lethargic start falling short in the first set but caught fire in the next three sets dominating the Asset Managers in one hour and 35 minutes. Nobody scored in double figures for Cocolife with Justine Tiu and Cecilia Bangad tallying six points each.  The Asset Managers will take on the Iron Lady Warriors for the 9th place also on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PSL: UP, Foton meet for 7th place

University of the Philippines-United Auctioneers, Inc. and Foton arranged a battle for seventh place in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference at Imus Sports Center in Cavite. Isa Molde came through for the Lady Maroons, who shook off a slow start to beat Cocolife, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-13, for their first win in the tournament. The Tornadoes, meanwhile, didn't break a sweat after it won by default against University of the East-Cherrylume. The Lady Warriors couldn't get to the venue due to the heavy rain and flood as 'Henry' intensified to a tropical storm midday Tuesday. The game between UP and Foton is on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Molde fired 1...Keep on reading: PSL: UP, Foton meet for 7th place.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PVL: Lady Bulldogs brace for tough title defense

A young National University squad will march into battle hoping to defend its crown when the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference opens shop on July 21. The Lady Bulldogs ruled the inaugural edition of the tournament last year via a clean sweep of the conference behind Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago. But this time, NU will parade a different lineup following the departure of Santiago and Aiko Urdas, while key players Jorelle Singh and Jasmine Nabor are doubtful to see action.        Head coach Babes Castillo will parade the core of his BaliPure squad composed of a mix of veterans, incoming Lady Bulldogs and Nazareth School-NU high school standouts.     Bannering the squad will be incoming rookie setter Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina, libero Jennifer Nierva, Princes Robles and high school star Faith Nisperos. Eight teams will try to dethrone the Lady Bulldogs led by the returning 2017 runnerup Far Eastern University. Also joining the fray are UAAP teams University of Sto. Tomas, Adamson University and University of the Philippines and NCAA squads College of St. Benilde, University of Perpetual Help, San Sebastian College and San Beda University. Taking a leave of absence are Ateneo de Manila University and NCAA champion Arellano University. Playing in the men’s division are FEU, NU, Adamson, San Beda, Perpetual, De La Salle University, UST, UP and CSB. Defending champion Ateneo will skip the tournament.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Image from page 131 of “The hero of Manila; Dewey on the Mississippi and the Pacific” (1899) – Manila Picture

Identifier: heroofmaniladewe00john Title: The hero of Manila; Dewey on the Mississippi and the Pacific Year: 1899 (1890s) Authors: Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931 Subjects: Dewey, George, 1837-1917 Manila Bay, Battle of, Philippines, 1898 United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Naval operations Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor:… link: Image from page 131 of “The hero of Manila; Dewey on the Mississippi and the Pacific” (1899) – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

All the way to the Supreme Court

CONRADO A. Lim courageously fought HMR Philippines in a court battle that took him all the way from a labor arbiter to the Supreme Court. In a decision written by Associate Justice Jose M. Catral Mendoza, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Lim. Associate Justices Antonio T. Carpio, Presbiterio J. Velasco Jr., chairperson, SC [...] The post All the way to the Supreme Court appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Ateneo routs San Beda in Filoil battle of champions

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo's winning ways continued as the Blue Eagles blasted the San Beda Red Lions, 76-62, to complete a tournament sweep and claim the 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup championship on Saturday, June 30, in San Juan. Angelo Kouame took charge for the reigning UAAP champions, who pulled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Marawi monument to rise

“People who will visit this memorial can be assured that the messages they want to convey to their loved ones will be delivered to the afterlife.” To remember the heroism of the fallen members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the battle in Marawi City, a memorial is soon to rise at the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

A worker’s long court battle against HMR

THE Supreme Court has ruled against HMR Trading House or HMR Philippines in a labor case it decided on August 4, 2014. G.R. No. 201483 was titled “Conrado A. Lim Vs. HMR Philippines, Inc. et al.” As suggested in the case title, HMR Philippines was not the only respondent. Also respondents were Teresa Santos-Castro, Henry [...] The post A worker’s long court battle against HMR appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Jardeleza: Why not take same-sex marriage battle elsewhere?

MANILA, Philippines – For at least one justice, the Supreme Court (SC) may not be the best venue to allow same-sex marriage in the Philippines.  As he closed his interpellation of  lawyer Jesus Falcis  during the SC oral arguments on same-sex marriage , Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza asked: Why not wait for same-sex marriage to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Image from page 190 of “The hero of Manila; Dewey on the Mississippi and the Pacific” (1899) – Manila Picture

Identifier: heroofmaniladewe00john Title: The hero of Manila; Dewey on the Mississippi and the Pacific Year: 1899 (1890s) Authors: Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931 Subjects: Dewey, George, 1837-1917 Manila Bay, Battle of, Philippines, 1898 United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Naval operations Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor:… link: Image from page 190 of “The hero of Manila; Dewey on the Mississippi and the Pacific” (1899) – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Team manager Dan Palami hopes new coach re-energizes Azkals

With new head coach Terry Butcher set to join the Azkals as they begin preparations for the upcoming 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, there are already expectations from the Philippine National Men’s Football Team moving forward. And from team manager Dan Palami’s side, he expects the former England skipper to re-energize the Pinoy squad as they get ready for what’s set to be a crucial pair of tournaments in the coming months. “I expect him to bring new energy, his leadership when he was a player and as a coach in his clubs will be infectious and will give the players the high that’s needed, rejuvenate them and get them to prove themselves in the competitions that are about to come.” Palami told ABS-CBN Sports. (READ ALSO: Azkals captain Phil Younghusband excited to learn from new coach) The arrival of Butcher signals the end of the Thomas Dooley era for the Azkals.  Dooley, who handled the Philippine National Team from 2014 to 2018, steered the Azkals to their biggest win yet, one over Tajikistan to secure their spot in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in Philippine football history, in his final match with the team.  And while there was nothing but gratitude for what Dooley did with the team during his four year stint, Palami explains that changes needed to be made, even coming off the heels of the team's biggest victory in history.  "Believe you me, when everything seems to be looking up, then you have to prepare for that, because you usually see a lot of downs, but the good thing is, we’re up and down, up and down, but the general trend is going up." "We wanna make sure that that continues and even bring it up some more, and that’s why sometimes we have to make changes, it’s a catalyst that will make us perform better, I hope, because historically, that’s how it’s been. Everytime we make changes, people criticize it, people get anxious, but at the end of the day, we have shown that our perfomance has gotten better." Palami added.  Later this year, the Azkals will be participating in the Suzuki Cup, and it could be a shot at redemption after having crashed out of the semifinals in the tournament’s previous staging back in 2016. Barely two months after the Suzuki Cup, the Azkals embark on their most important journey yet, as they kick off their AFC Asian Cup campaign, the highest level they’ve ever been on. Being grouped with South Korea, China, and Kyrgyzstan in Group C, it’s definitely an uphill battle for the Azkals, given that the country is on the lower tier of the pool in terms of rankings. Palami says that defying the odds is nothing new to Butcher, who back in 2009 to 2013, took a relegated Inverness club back to the Scottish Premier League. “Let’s face it, the Philippines is not the most palatable country to coach, but I think with Coach Terry, he has been in similarly-situated conditions, although in club levels. When he was in Inverness, he achieved a great deal with such a small club with such a small budget.” “It’s kind of inspiring, it parallels the journey of the Azkals, na parang maybe he could do the same, and he’s shown that kind of spirit throughout these years, since that time. I’m looking forward to him sharing that experience and bringing that experience dito sa atin.” Palami added. With a new coach, a new coaching staff, and new beginnings, this could be the start of something grand for the Azkals. For Palami and the rest of the squad, it’s nothing but excitement for the coming months. “I think everybody’s excited. We look forward to the tandem of Terry and [Senior Football Adviser] Scott [Cooper] doing a lot for Philippine football and the Azkals.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Football: Azkals fighting for redemption, recognition in upcoming tournaments

As important as the first quarter of 2018 was for the Philippine Azkals, the coming months are definitely even more crucial. With the introduction of former England skipper Terry Butcher as the national team’s new head coach, the road to redemption and recognition begins. "The next 12 months is huge for Philippine football. If we can have success in the Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup, that will be huge strides in the development of football here in the Philippines." said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. Redemption is the goal for the upcoming 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, which kicks off in November. The last time that the Azkals participated in the biennial Southeast Asian tournament, it was definitely one to forget. For the first time since 2008, the Philippines failed to qualify for the Suzuki Cup semifinals, snapping a streak of three straight Final Four appearances. This year, the Azkals once again find themselves grouped with Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore, just like in 2016. “We have the same group as in the 2016 Suzuki Cup, so it’s a chance for us to redeem ourselves and do better.” said Azkals team manager Dan Palami.      “[It's] the same draw we had two years ago when we didn’t qualify,” said Younghusband. “We know it will be tough and it’s a challenge for us.” The Fil-British striker added that in order to establish themselves as a force to reckon with in Southeast Asian football, teams like Thailand and Indonesia, and Singapore are ones that they need to take care of. “If we want to continue to help the growth of Philippine football, these are teams we will have to play and win against.” A successful AFF Suzuki Cup campaign will also definitely give the Azkals the much-needed momentum as they begin their AFC Asian Cup campaign, their first in team history. On the biggest stage that they’ve been on, their goal is to be recognized as a legitimate contender in Asian football. “The Asian Cup draw is a difficult group, but there are other groups that are more tough. It will be great to get the experience of playing a World Cup side to see what level we are at.” Younghusband said. In the Asian Cup, which kicks off in January of 2019, the Azkals find themselves grouped with South Korea, China, and Kyrgyzstan. All three teams are ranked higher than the Philippines. And while it’s bound to be an uphill battle for the Azkals, Younghusband is hopeful that they can come up with some surprises. “China will be very difficult, but we played them last year so we know what to expect. I would rather play a team we have played before. Kyrgyzstan, we played twice recently and had good victories so it should be interesting. Hopefully, we can claim a best third spot or even surprise a few people and claim second spot.”  Much like the captain, Palami acknowledges that the Asian Cup will indeed be a tough go, but going through tough opponents is the only way for the Azkals to prove themselves among Asia’s elite, and that’s what Palami wants to see from the Pinoy side. “For the Asian Cup, it will be a tough group, but I think if we do it right, we can pull off one of the biggest surprises in the tournament, and that’s what we aim to do.” “We don’t want to be mere participants, but we want to be true competitors in the Asian Cup.” Palami added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

BETS VI bets take limelight

TAKE your pick: Rogelio Enumerables or Do Gyeon Lee. Enumerables and Lee will headline another action-packed evening as the Philippines takes on South Korea again in the Battle Extreme Tournament of Superstars -- BETS VI mixed martial arts competition, which unwraps today (June 15) at the Casino Filipino Manila Bay….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018