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Fiery, passionate : Chot Reyes remembers late Aric del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines – Former Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes feels grateful he had a chance to learn from the late  Aric del Rosario. The champion UAAP mentor, who passed away on Thursday, March 26, worked with Reyes when they were both part of the coaching staff of  Tim Cone ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 26th, 2020

PBA mourns passing of the legendary Aric Del Rosario

The world of Philippine Basketball took a heavy loss Thursday with the passing of legendary coach Aric Del Rosario. [Related: Four-peat UAAP champion coach Aric Del Rosario passes away] While Coach Aric's magic was most fondly remembered in the college game, especially after he guided the UST Growling Tigers to four straight UAAP championships in the 1990s, Del Rosario was also a prolific coach in the PBA. In the 45-year history of the league, Del Rosario will be remembered as one of the best assistant coaches ever. "The PBA condoles with the entire family of the late former Alaska assistant mentor Aric Del Rosario, one of the friendliest and well-respected coaches during his time with the league," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said. "We will always remember him with fondness," he added. SMC sports director and former Glowing Goldie Alfrancis Chua also has some good memories of the legendary coach. It was Coach Aric who recruited Chua to play for UST in college. "Dalawa kami ni Gido Babilonia na dinala niya from Letran to UST. He's a passionate coach na napakabait na tao," Chua said. "Parang tatay namin yan dahil parang anak niya kami ituring. Imagine, ginagastos niya ang sarili niyang pera para pakainin kaming mga players. Gumagastos din ng sariling pera yan para sa team-building sessions namin," boss Al added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Mourning Scottie Thompson shares lessons from late Aric del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines – PBA star guard Scottie Thompson paid tribute to Aric del Rosario , saying the late great basketball coach is one of the biggest reasons behind his success in the professional ranks.  Del Rosario, who coached Thompson for the Perpetual Altas in the NCAA, died from cardiac arrest on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Ginebra s Scottie Thompson mourns mentor Tatay Aric

The 26-year-old posted on Instagram a eulogy to the late Del Rosario, sharing photos and videos of him with the veteran coach......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Coach Aric: A fixture in the PCYAA

RIP Coach Januario “Aric” Del Rosario, who gifted the University of Santo Tomas with several UAAP titles (1993-96 four-peat) during the 1990s. The legendary coach, among the best in local college basketball history (in the same class as Virgilio “Baby” Baby Dalupan at the University of the East) succumbed to cardiac arrest late last night […] The post Coach Aric: A fixture in the PCYAA appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Farewell, Coach Aric

RIP Coach Januario “Aric” Del Rosario, who gifted the University of Santo Tomas with several UAAP titles (1993-96 four-peat) during the 1990s. The legendary coach, among the best in local college basketball history (in the same class as Virgilio “Baby” Baby Dalupan at the University of the East) succumbed to cardiac arrest late last night […] The post Farewell, Coach Aric appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Tan, Gokongwei among PSA post-humous honorees

Two former PBA team owners, including a founding member of the league, will be remembered with posthumous recognitions in the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. The late billionaire and philanthropist John Gokongwei Jr. and Lucio ‘Bong’ Tan Jr. are on top of the list of 15 dearly departed sports personalities who are going to be honored with a short video and a minute of silence by the country’s oldest media organization during the March 6 gala night. Gokongwei, 93, owned the CFC Corporation (now Universal Robina Corporation) franchise which was among the founding members of the PBA when Asia’s first ever play-for-pay league was established in 1975. The team played under the brands Presto, N-Rich, Great Taste, and Tivoli, winning a total of six championships in 17 years with the league. Tan, 53, was the passionate, basketball-loving owner of the Tanduay franchise when it made its PBA comeback in 1999. Incidentally, Tan passed away on Nov. 11, just two days after the death of Gokongwei. Also to be remembered in the special event presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Philippine Basketball Association, Rain or Shine, and AirAsia are former national team standouts and sports officials Claro Pellosis, Florendo Ritualo Sr., Susan Papa, Angelo Constantino, Rafael Poliquit, and Mark Joseph. Completing the posthumous list are Nes Pamilar, VicVic Villavicencio, Reggie Santos, Emmanuel Tangkion, Miguel Bonalos, Sheryl Reyes, and Amber Garcia Torres. Two more awards will be named heading into Friday’s event, namely the MILO Junior Athletes of the Year and the Chooks-To-Go Fan Favorite. Team Philippines is the 2019 PSA Athlete of the Year for winning the overall title of the 30th Southeast Asian Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 1st, 2020

PBA: Meralco drags TNT into do-or-die after big Game 4 win

ANTIPOLO — The all-MVP derby will drag on to the bitter end. Meralco has tied its 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals against TNT, taking a must-win Game 4 Saturday at the Ynares Center here, 95-83. The Bolts have pushed this series into a deciding Game 5, which will be played Monday at the same venue. Winner moves on to battle Ginebra for the title. Two-time Best Import Allen Durham simply didn’t want his season to end, pouring 36 points and 13 rebounds to lead Meralco in the big win. Five locals scored at least seven points for the Bolts led by Baser Amer’s 12 points. The Bolts actually trailed by as many as 14 points early after the KaTropa unloaded a quick 15-0 blast in the opening period. But Meralco settled down and was in control from the second quarter onwards, eventually taking a 12-point lead late which became its final winning margin. All five starters were in double figures for the KaTropa with KJ McDaniels leading the way with 26 points. However, after the hot start, TNT just couldn't keep up with Meralco.   The Scores: Meralco 95 - Durham 36, Amer 12, Newsome 10, Almazan 8, Maliksi 8, Quinto 7, Faundo 4, Hodge 4, Pinto 4, Caram 2, Jose 0, Jamito 0. TNT 83 - McDaniels 26, Rosario 15, Castro 14, Parks 11, Pogoy 11, Reyes 3, De Leon 2, Semerad 1, Digregorio 0, Williams 0, Vosotros 0. Quarters: 18-24, 51-45, 73-68, 95-83.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 21st, 2019

PBA: Parks makes late free throws and TNT ends Magnolia’s title reign in thriller

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. just proved himself at TNT. Parks Jr. hit two clutch free throws with seven seconds to go and TNT completed a wild 98-97 comeback win to eliminate champion Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals Monday at the Big Dome. After Romeo Travis split his own free throws to put the Hotshots up one, Parks got the ball off of Jayson Castro’s miss and ended up with a perfect trip to the stripe for a 98-97 TNT lead. With no more timeouts, Magnolia had to rush the length of the courth only to see KJ McDaniels block Travis. With 1.1 seconds to go, the Hotshots failed to convert allowing the KaTropa escape despite being down by as many as 18 points in the second half. TNT was still down by 13 with less than five minutes left when Jayson Castro sparked a KaTropa run, scoring seven of the team's next 10 points. But the play of the game goes to McDaniels and Troy Rosario. Down three in the final minute, Troy blocked Ian Sangalang to force a 24-second violation for Magnolia. In TNT's offensive set, McDaniels missed a good look drom deep but he tracked his own miss before finding Rosario for an open three from the corner which tied the game at 96-all. In second game back from injury, Castro led the KaTropa with 30 points and seven assists. McDaniels added 25 points and 17 rebounds. Rosario scored 12 points while Parks Jr. ended up with seven points and eight rebounds. The Hotshots got a monster effort from Travis, who finished with 32 points and 26 rebounds but that final miss from the line proved costly. Rome dela Rosa was the top local scorer for Magnolia wirh 13 points.   The Scores: TNT 98 - Castro 30, McDaniels 25, Rosario 12, Reyes 10, Pogoy 8, Parks 7, Digregorio 6, Williams 0. Magnolia 97 - Travis 32, Dela Rosa 13, Jalalon 12, Lee 11, Barroca 9, Banchero 8, Sangalang 7, Pingris 4, Melton 1, Reavis 0. Quarters: 22-26, 48-54, 68-80, 98-97.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2019

Unforgettable UAAP Final Four Moments

A Final Four in any of the UAAP seasons in the last 26 years has always been memorable and epic. Since Season 56, the format has intensified the competitiveness in the league, as it has since given four teams the chance at a championship, instead of just two teams in the 55 seasons prior. Here we witnessed dramatic, climactic face-offs between the first and fourth placers, and the second and third placers, with the top two teams enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage. This is to determine who will slug it out in the Finals. Yet there are rare instances when a school tops the eliminations unscathed, just like this year’s mighty Ateneo Blue Eagles, who advanced to the Finals outright after sweeping the round. In this case, a stepladder Final Four is implemented wherein the third and fourth battle each other in a do-or-die match before facing the second placer, which has a twice-to-beat advantage. And yes, these teams have made their playoff wars exciting and spectacular with a level of play that is truly exceptional. Here are some of the most powerful, controversial, heroic, and reverberating moments in the UAAP Final Four that have been forever etched in our minds:   1) UP enters Finals for first time in 32 years in Season 81 In their first Final Four appearance in 21 years, the UP Fighting Maroons had the utmost desire to make history once more with the battlecry “Atin ‘To,” captain Paul Desiderio’s famous call to arms.  And, in Season 81, barreling into the semifinals was already a gigantic feat, having been in the cellar for quite a while in the UAAP.  But they wanted more, and facing a championship-ready Adamson Soaring Falcons was an immense challenge with its lean and mean arsenal, given how the San Marcelino cagers had waylaid the competition in the eliminations, including the defending champions Ateneo. But they were unfazed with Adamson’s twice-to-beat advantage, and in Game 1, they would beat the odds, as the Fighting Maroons and the Soaring Falcons ended up tied at 71-all with three seconds to go. As Juan Gomez de Liano was inbounding, he found an open Bright Akhuetie near the basket to convert the game-winner for UP to arrange a winner-take-all.  And in the decider, it was again a tedious trek for both teams, with the game tied for the last time at 87-all in overtime. Then, the fiery captain will again own it for the Fighting Maroons as he swooshed a jumper off Adamson’s Sean Maganti with 6.6 seconds left. With Falcon guard Jeron Lastimosa missing a three off a timeout as time ran out led to utter euphoria in the Maroon-dominated Araneta Coliseum, spilling out to the numerous UP campuses across the nation, as the Fighting Maroons entered the Finals for the first time in 32 years. They would be denied a repeat of their 1986 title run however by the back-to-back champions Ateneo Blue Eagles, which won the Finals convincingly.   2) Blue Eagle Gec Chia’s miracle “shot” in Season 65 Season 65 was certainly the most unforgettable for the Ateneo Blue Eagles as it achieved a flurry of milestones. Already with a well-developed line-up and the immense motivation to win it all, after their previous heartbreaking campaigns, the Eagles had beaten the league-leading and four-peat-hunting DLSU Green Archers in the last game of the eliminations, denying them a sweep and an outright finals berth. And in third place at the end of the elims, the Eagles would face another formidable squad, the James Yap and Paul Artadi-enforced second-placers UE Red Warriors. After staging a stunning upset in the first game of their Final Four match-up, 84-78, Ateneo again engaged UE in a close, hard fought decider and both teams were tied at 70-all with 7.8 seconds left.  With LA Tenorio trapped in the offensive play, he would kick the ball out to the gutsy marksman Gec Chia, who would rise to the occasion and soar over a phalanx of defenders to make that miracle “Shot” heard everywhere as time expired. That unforgettable shot pushed the Eagles into that climactic end to a 14-year title drought in the Finals by that Herculean drubbing of La Salle.   3) FEU’s Mac Belo buries last-second corner three against La Salle in Season 77 On October 1, 2014, the defending champions DLSU Green Archers threatened the second placers FEU Tamaraws, with a menacing win in their first match in the Final Four of Season 77, nearing to book another trip to the Finals. In Game Two, with 24 ticks remaining, the Tamaraws used up the remaining seconds with the intent of taking the last shot.  FEU point guard Mike Tolomia then barreled his way through the paint, drawing two La Salle defenders and leaving Mac Belo free at the corner. With a little over two seconds to go, Tolomia would hand the ball off to Belo for a catch-and-shoot beyond the arc at the right corner and buried the three as time expired, giving the Tamaraws a return trip to the Finals. They would, however, eventually lose to a gritty NU Bulldogs, which won their first title in 60 years.   4) FEU eliminates Ateneo with Mac Belo’s follow up buzzer beater in Season 78 In Season 78, the FEU Tamaraws would most certainly want another crack at the title, after losing to NU the previous year. And they were really scorching hot in the eliminations, ending up tied with the UST Growling Tigers at the top of the heap, but dropped to second place due to a lower quotient. In the Final Four, they would face the third placers Ateneo Blue Eagles with a twice-to-beat advantage. On November 21, 2015, the FEU and Ateneo were stuck in a really close game with Roger Pogoy waxing hot for the Tams, and Kiefer Ravena leading all departments for the Eagles. With ten seconds to go, Adrian Wong of Ateneo streaked for a layup after a Richard Escoto miss. Wong’s daredevil shot was deflected and the ball ended up in the hands of Mike Tolomia, who rushed back to the FEU side of the court for the final shot. He would make a gallant incursion with a near acrobatic layup with one second to go. And as the ball rimmed out, a well-positioned Mac Belo was below the basket for the quick, buzzer beating putback that once more sent the Tamaraws to the Finals. FEU would then claim their 20th title overall over the UST Growling Tigers in the Finals.   5) FEU's Miko Roldan hits game-winner against Ateneo in Season 63  Mac Belo breaking the hearts of Ateneans with that buzzer beater in Season 78 was like history repeating itself. Fifteen years earlier, the Tamaraws, led by Celino Cruz and Edwin Bacani, also engaged the Blue Eagles to a Final Four battle, with Ateneo having that twice-to-beat privilege.  Led by Rich Alvarez, LA Tenorio and Larry Fonacier, the Blue Eagles were really soaring to get that elusive title it last won in 1988. And in the first game in the Final Four, people were expecting the Blue Eagles to cruise past FEU, having beaten them twice in the elims.  But the Tamaraws really gave them a hell of a match. As Andrew Cruz flubbed two charities in the dying seconds that should have given the Blue Eagles a comfortable three-point lead, FEU gunner Miko Roldan sank a semi-hook shot at the buzzer in the ensuing play to break the hearts of Ateneans everywhere and extend the series, 61-60. In the decider, Cruz and Bacani would conspire for 39 points to complete a monster upset, 75-67, and reach the Finals. The defending champions DLSU Green Archers, led by the legendary Renren Ritualo, was just too much for the Tams in the Finals and copped their three-peat.   6) Fight-marred Ateneo-La Salle Final Four series in Season 66 Joseph Yeo was all over the court in a scoring binge while Rookie-of-the-Year JVee Casio showed a glimpse of being a clutch player as the DLSU Green Archers, the fourth seed, took their storied rivalry with defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles, the top seed, to a tenacious, heated Final Four war. Heightened emotions were at play since Ateneo’s colossal Finals victory the previous season, and the animosity between the two ballclubs was at its fiercest and most intense. In Game 1, after La Salle’s Jerwin Gaco’s putback sent the game into overtime, the extended play’s physicality went to overdrive. With 1:31 left in overtime, Gaco bumped LA Tenorio in the battle for the loose ball. Tenorio would then sneak a punch at Gaco, who then nudged the Ateneo guard. This led to a bench-clearing brawl, as players punched, kicked and shoved each other while the coaches tried to break up the fight even as referees whistled repeatedly.  La Salle’s Ryan Arana kicked Ateneo’s Wesley Gonzales from behind and the league meted the Archer with a one-game suspension. Also suspended were Tenorio and fellow Blue Eagle Christian "Badjie" del Rosario. The Archers would prevail after the five-minute extension, 76-72. The decider was also as heated with on-court and off-court flare-ups and violent confrontations between players and supporters. Ateneo’s steady offense, however, prevailed in the final minute, as the Blue Eagles hung on to 74-68 victory, entering the Finals for the second straight year. FEU, however, would deny Ateneo a back-to-back run, winning the championship in two games.   7) UST trounces NU twice to become first fourth placer to eliminate the top-seed in a Final Four series in Season 76 The NU Bulldogs were on a roll, and 2013 seemed to be their year, with Bobby Ray Parks returning after back-to-back MVP seasons and leading them to reach the top of the standings at the end of eliminations. But they have their Achilles heel—the dribblers of Espana—who have exerted their mastery of the Bulldogs, winning twice in the elims. And bad news for the Bulldogs, they would meet the UST Growling Tigers, which ended at fourth place, in the Final Four.  In Game 1, a red-hot Kevin Ferrer would lead UST to its biggest margin of 18 within the match, but they needed to fend off NU’s late charge, 71-62, to force a rubber match. And in the winner-take-all, UST completed its mastery of top-ranked Bulldogs, again with a game-long dominance to end at 76-69, marking the first time a fourth seed would snatch a Finals berth from a first-placer in the league.   8) NU’s Alfred Aroga’s monster block on Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena in Season 77 After a frustrating loss to UST in the Season 76 Final Four, NU would get another crack at gaining that elusive Finals appearance. But in the next chapter of the semifinals, NU will hope for a Cinderella finish to gain that berth, trying to beat the top placers Ateneo Blue Eagles, just like what UST did to them in the previous year when they were the top-seed. Jay-Jay Alejandrino and Troy Rosario led NU’s surge in the fourth quarter of the first game to spoil Ateneo’s twice to beat to force a deciding game. In the rubber match, no clear advantage was evident in the majority of the game. But after NU’s Gelo Alolino broke a 63-all tie with two charities off a foul from Ateneo’s Nico Elorde, 65-63, Kiefer Ravena would try to send the game to overtime with a drive against several NU defenders with three seconds left.  He failed however after NU’s Alfred Aroga swatted his attempt as time expired—a monster block that brought NU to its first finals appearance in 44 years. The Bulldogs would then wallop the FEU Tamaraws in the Finals, 2-1, to clinch their first title in 60 years. 9) Coming out party of UE’s Paul Lee in Season 72 The UE Red Warriors had come off from a heartbreaking Finals loss to the DLSU Green Archers in Season 70 after sweeping the eliminations, and another hurtful exit the succeeding year with a Final Four defeat at the hands of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. The Red Warriors would then make another trip to the Final Four in Season 72, which was the coming out party of prolific scorer Paul Lee, as the league’s third best after the eliminations. UE would battle second placers FEU for the chance to enter the Finals once more after the Season 70 debacle. They extended the series after Lee led a late game spurt with three consecutive three-pointers in a devastating 18-5 run, he would end up with a game-high 26 points. In the rubber match, with UE trailing FEU in the first half, the Red Warriors would make an explosive comeback in the second half and would again rely on the dependable Lee and Pari Llagas for their late-game heroics. Llagas would lift UE up for good with two straight field goals, 72-70, while Lee showed nerves of steel as he sank four consecutive free throws at the end of the game, 78-72, to give UE their Finals ticket. UE, however, would bow to powerhouse Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Finals in three games.   10) UST’s Jojo Duncil completes winning three-point play that frustrated UE in Season 69 By this time, the UE Red Warriors were in their fifth straight Final Four appearance. And in Season 69, UE would land at second place after the eliminations behind Ateneo, relishing its twice-to-beat advantage.  In the Final Four, UE would face a determined UST Growling Tigers, who were seeking redemption after last winning the championship in 1996, the last year of their 90s four-peat dynasty. UST would eke out a hard-earned Game 1 victory, 79-75 victory over UE that led to a deciding Game 2. In this clincher, both UST and UE kept the match close.  And in the final quarter, with the score tied at 79-all in the dying seconds, Growling Tiger Jojo Duncil converted on a tip-in, and-1, after a previous miss and teammate Jervy Cruz’s failed putback. Duncil would then complete the three-point play to give the UST an 82-79 edge, a few seconds left. UE’s Marcy Arellano would drive unmolested for an easy two to cut the lead to a solitary point, 82-81, nearing the end of the game. After UST committed a turnover, the Red Warriors had the chance to drop the game-winner but UE’s Jorel Cañizares missed a medium-range jump shot and a follow-up. Teammate Robert Labagala would then grab the rebound, but time ran out on the Recto dribblers. UST entered the Finals and annexed its first UAAP title in 10 years over the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Will there be another unforgettable Final Four moment in this current Season 82? Catch the start of the stepladder Final Four hostilities with the do-or-die match between the UST Growling Tigers and the FEU Tamaraws on Wednesday, November 6, for the right to meet the twice-to-beat second placers UP Fighting Maroons on Sunday, November 10......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 4th, 2019

PBA: TNT keeps first place after 5th straight win

Columbian put up a fight but TNT’s dominance continues in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The KaTropa were steady in the second half, pulling away late to score a 109-102 win over the Dyip Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome. TNT slowly padded its lead in the fourth period, recovering from a poor stretch in the third where Columbian actually took control of the game. The win was the KaTropa’s fifth straight in the mid-season joust and TNT once again takes over solo first in the Commissioner’s Cup with a strong 7-1 record. Import Terrence Jones once again put up big numbers for TNT, going for 39 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, and seven blocks. Jayson Castro returned from a missed game and dropped 22 points, five rebouds, and six assists off the bench. RR Pogoy was the top local starter with 16 points. TNT had trouble with the Dyip all game long but the KaTropa got a huge run in the fourth, leading by as many as 14 points. For Columbian, Lester Prosper was good for 37 points and CJ Perez added another 22 markers but it wasn’t enough to pick up what would have been a big win. Now losers of back-to-back games, the Dyip dropped to 1-5 in the standings.   The scores:  TNT 109 - Jones 39, Castro 22, Pogoy 16, Rosario 8, Reyes 8, Trollano 5, Taha 4, T. Semerad 3, D. Semerad 2, Heruela 2, Carey 0. Columbian 102 - Prosper 37, Perez 22, Calvo 15, Corpuz 8, McCarthy 5, Celda 5, Khobuntin 4, Cahilig 4, Agovida 0, Reyes 0, Camson 0. Quarterscores: 22-27, 51-50, 73-71, 109-102   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Cargo Movers, Lady Realtors win debut games

New recruit Kalei Mau wasn’t available, but F2 Logistics still took care of business as it dominated Generika-Ayala in straight sets, 25-12, 25-21, 25-17, to kick off their bid in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on a high note Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Mau, the prized Filipino-American spiker, was limited into a mere cheerleader as the Cargo Movers crushed the Lifesaver. Team manager Hollie Reyes said they are giving Mau a little more time to adjust and study the system of head coach Ramil de Jesus. Still, the connection of current De La Salle University stars worked as skipper Aby Marano provided the defense with five of the Cargo Movers’ 11 blocks. Maraño delivered 15 points off nine spikes, five blocks and an ace, while Ara Galang nailed 10 kills for 11 points laced up with 11 digs. Majoy Baron and Desiree Cheng were also instrumental with eight points apiece as well as Kianna Dy returning from knee injury with seven markers. "Maganda sa side namin, at least may La Salle connection, yun yung advantage,” said de Jesus.  Meanwhile, Sta. Lucia spoiled the debut of Marinerang Pilipina, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23, to kick off its campaign on a high note. Filipino-American MJ Philips provided the offense, delivering 22 points and 16 digs for the Lady Realtors. Team captain Pam Lastimosa and Amanda Villanueva chipped in 11 points apiece while Rachel Austero added 10 markers on top of the game-winning attack. After taking a two-set lead and holding a 19-14 cushion in the third set, the Lady Realtors flirted with disaster as the Lady Skippers uncorked a 9-1 run to take a 23-20 lead. But the Lady Realtors fought back with five straight points with four coming from Phillips and Austero. Cesca Racraquin had 12 points laced up with 21 digs and nine excellent receptions while Judith Abil and Dimdim Pacres added 11 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Lady Skippers. After dominating the first set, the Cargo Movers needed to escape a neck-and-neck encounter late in the second set only holding a precarious 19-18 lead before Maraño and Galang towed their team for a two-set lead. F2 Logistics caught fire in the third with a fiery 18-11 spread before Generika-Ayala scored four straight points to make it a three-point game.  But the Cargo Movers vaunted their killer instincts scoring seven of the last nine points with substitute Aduke Ogunsanya providing the back-to-back winning points, a quick attack and an ace. Fiola Ceballos was the lone bright spot with 10 points while Libero Kath Arado had 17 digs and seven excellent receptions for the Lifesavers.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

Cebuano actor remembers veteran actor Menggie Cobarrubias

Cebu City, Philippines — “He was one of the best actors.”  This was how Cebuano actor Andreo Javier described the late actor Domingo “Menggie” Cobarrubias who succumbed to pneumonia last Thursday, March 26, 2029. Read more: Actor Mengie Cobarrubias passes away Both stars worked together in the 2016 film “Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano […] The post Cebuano actor remembers veteran actor Menggie Cobarrubias appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 min. ago

Perpetual Altas grateful for Aric magic

  MANILA, Philippines – Aric del Rosario may have carved out his stellar coaching career with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Tigers in the UAAP, but the Perpetual Altas also experienced how it’s like to be under the helm of the legendary mentor in the NCAA.  The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 29 min. ago

Villanueva, other ex-UST players pay tribute to legendary coach

By JONAS TERRADO     Former players and colleagues expressed gratitude to legendary coach Aric del Rosario, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80 due to a cardiac arrest. Ex-Purefoods cager Rey Evangelista, PBA champion coach Siot Tanquingcen, and now Sen. Joel Villanueva, members of University of Santo Tomas’ 1993 UAAP championship […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Del Rosario passes, leaves behind lasting legacy

A pall of gloom descended on Philippine basketball as it lost one of the most revered coaches – Aric del Rosario......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Thompson on Tatay Aric: Ikaw naging dahilan kung anong meron ako ngayon

Aric Del Rosario has been many, many things for many, many people. Through and through, though, he will be the person who changed Scottie Thompson's life. And so, as the legendary coach passed away last Wednesday, the now-Ginebra Gin King shared just how much the always amiable mentor meant to him. "Isa sa pinakamalungkot at nakakagulat na balitang natanggap ko buong buhay ko," he began his Instagram post.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Scottie Thompson (@scot_thompson6) on Mar 26, 2020 at 1:59am PDT Thompson then went on to mention all the roles Del Rosario played in his life - and how the former was the one and only key to how far the former has come. "Tatay, papa, daddy, lolo, coach, at mentor Aric, maraming, maraming salamat sa lahat ng tinuro mo sa akin at sa lahat ng ginawa mo sa buhay ko," he said. He then continued, "Ikaw ang isa sa mga dahilan kung nasaan ako ngayon at kung anong meron ako ngayon - hindi lang pala isa sa mga dahilan, kundi ikaw ang naging dahilan." The coach fondly called "tatay Aric" was the one who turned a raw tireless workhorse from Digos, Davao del Sur into an all-around weapon who ultimately won NCAA MVP. And after a strong stint as the face of University of Perpetual Help, that raw tireless workhorse-turned-MVP took his talents to Ginebra and wasted no time becoming a fan favorite. All of that, thanks to Del Rosario's guidance. "Hanggang sa PBA, dala-dala ko pa rin ang lagi mong sinasabi - magsipag ka lang, maglaro nang maayos, magpakabait, and maging laging madasalin, may pupuntahan ka. Higit sa lahat, tanggapin mo anong meron ka ngayon," Thompson shared. He then continued, "Kung gusto mo ng higit? Pagtrabahuan mo. Dahil sa mga linyang yan kaya andito ako ngayon." For the now 26-year-old, "tatay Aric's" full faith was what led him to believe in himself. As he put it, "Simula nung nakilala kita at naging coach kita, lahat ng pananaw ko sa buhay, nag-iba. Lahat ng mga duda ko sa sarili ko kung kakayanin ko ba o hindi, nag-iba." He then continued, "Lahat ng pagsubok na dumaan sa buhat ko at hanggang ngayon, hindi ako nagduda sa sarili ko kasi tinuruan mo akong maging palaban at kayanin ang lahat." Even more, Thompson said Del Rosario's role in his life, and all his players' lives, extended even outside the court. "Ang pinaka 'di ko makakalimutan na lagi mong tanong sa mga player mong galing probinsya ay yung, 'May pera ka pa ba?' Laging sinasagot ng mga player na wala na kaya sarili mong perang galing sa bulsa mo yung binibigay mo," he recalled. He then continued, "Pinaparamdam mo talagang hindi ka lang basta coach. Pinaparamdam mong parang tatay ka namin kasi alam mong malayo kami sa pamilya namin." In the end, the former Alta only wished to be able to pay respects to his mentor - and that he and all those who loved "tatay Aric" would find a way to do so in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. "Ang mas nakakalungkot pa lalo is yung paano ka pa kaya namin madadalaw sa mga nangyayari ngayon, paano kaya namin madadamayan ang pamilya mo," he said. He then continued, "I pray na sana, makagawa kami ng paraan para makasama ka namin ulit." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Tim Cone broken up about Aric del Rosario s death

Del Rosario, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 80, served as Cone's longtime deputy during his time with the Alaska Aces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Former UST coach succumbs to heart attack

Aric del Rosario, former head coach of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers and the University of Perpetual Help Altas, passed away at the age of 80......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Grand Slam Buddies: Coach Tim crushed with news of Coach Aric s passing

Coach Aric Del Rosario was so good he had a hand in building two separate basketball dynasties that somehow overlapped. As Del Rosario won the UST Growling Tigers four straight UAAP titles from 1993-1996, Aric Magic was also present in the third-ever Grand Slam team in the PBA. Coach Aric was one of the assistants to head coach Tim Cone in 1996 when the Alaska Aces swept the PBA season to capture the triple crown. In fact, Coach Aric was Coach Tim's first-ever assistant when he took over the Alaska job some seven years prior to the Grand Slam win. And with the passing of Coach Aric Thursday, Cone is obviously one of the most affected. "It is just crushing news to me," Coach Tim said on the news of Del Rosario's passing. "Especially at this time when I cannot pay my respects to him and his family [due to COVID-19 and community quarantine]. He was such a steadying influence on me when I was a young coach. He always kept me grounded and taught me so much about humility," Cone added. With 22 PBA titles and two Grand Slam wins, Cone is without a doubt he greatest coach in league history. I'm broken up because of the loss of Coach Aric. I am so sorry I can't pay my respects to him and his family. He was such an influence early in my coaching career, teaching me about humility and compassion. He touched so many lives through his journey. He will be terribly missed. — Tim Cone (@manilacone) March 26, 2020 However, Coach Tim says that one of his first mentors in the PBA deserves more credit than what he originally had in terms of being one of the coaching greats in the country. "The winning he accomplished at UST and the players he touched was unsurpassed," Cone said of Coach Aric. "His humility and low-key personality prevented him from being on that conversation of the best coaches of the country. But that was wrong, he was incredibly underrated and certainly should have been. He was truly a great coach and a better friend," Coach Tim added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Paalam coach Aric!

PUMANAW na si Philippine legendary coach Aric del Rosario, 80, nitong Marso 26 dulot ng myocardial infraction o atake sa puso......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020