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PBA Finals: Arwind finally says sorry for racist gesture towards TNT’s Jones

Less than 24 hours after his monkey gesture aimed at Terrence Jones, San Miguel’s Arwind Santos has backtracked. On Thursday, Santos has issued an apology to TNT’s Terrence Jones. [Related: PBA Finals: Jones says racism has no place in sports in response to Arwind’s monkey gesture] “I don’t mean anything bad for you I hope you forgive me,” Santos said in a video addressed to Jones. “I wanna say sorry again,” he added. pic.twitter.com/Nwchkf7853 — arwind santos (@arwindsotnas) August 15, 2019 Arwind was unapologetic on his gesture right after San Miguel Beer won Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday over the KaTropa. [Related: PBA Finals: No apology from Arwind after monkey gesture aimed at Jones] But it seems like Santos has come to his senses now. “Gusto ko rin humingi ng tawad sa fans ng Talk ‘N Text, San Miguel, at ng PBA,” Arwind said. “Wala po akong masamang intensiyon. Inaamin ko po mali po ako.Sana mapa-tawad niyo po ako, tao lang po ako nagkakamali din,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

SEA GAMES: Phisgoc, LVPI to sit down on hosting ASEAN Grand Prix leg

It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.   Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon ‘Tats’ Suzara will sit down with Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. to discuss the country’s possible hosting of the second leg of the planned inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix. Suzara, who is also the chairman of the powerful marketing and development committee of the Asian Volleyball Confederation, told ABS-CBN Sports that Phisgoc is planning to use the four-nation tournament hosting as one of the eight test events for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The ASEAN Grand Prix is tentatively scheduled late next month or early October. “We will ask LVPI to use the ASEAN Grand Prix as test event for volleyball because it involves four countries,” said Suzara on Thursday. “This is also the request from the Asian Volleyball Confederation. We will call on LVPI to consider doing a test event.” The official added that it is a good opportunity to expose the national women's team against squads from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia and at the same time serve as a dry run for the country’s hosting of the biennial meet in November.  Phisgoc, according to Suzara, will take care of the needed equipment and logistics of the Grand Prix leg as it will fall under the country’s SEA Games hosting test event. "I have to call [LVPI president] Mr. [Joey] Romasanta to consider the ASEAN Grand Prix second leg to be a test event for Phisgoc," Suzara said. Thailand will host the opening leg and Suzara wants to suggest LVPI to take care of the next stop of the home and away tournament.  “I asked AVC that we might be able to use one leg of the ASEAN Grand Prix because right now kasi ang magho-host pa lang Thailand,” he said. "They’re asking Philippines but hindi pa maka-commit ang LVPI because it needs funding.” “But now Phisgoc is giving the funding as the official test event so why not? It’s also good for the national team,” Suzara added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind fined P200k for racist gesture on Jones

Arwind Santos has finally apologized to Terrence Jones for the monkey gesture he did during Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, but the San Miguel Beer forward has been dealt a heavy fine by the league. For his monkey gesture aimed towards Jones late in the first half of Game 5, Arwind has been fined a total of P200,000 by the PBA. Santos is also ordered to 100 hours of community service as well as undergo seminar and counseling. Unapologetic at first, Santos has backtracked and issued a video apology to Jones Thursday. “I don’t mean anything bad for you I hope you forgive me,” Santos said in in his message to Jones. “I wanna say sorry again,” he added. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial was quick to address the issue, summoning Arwind Thursday and issueing the sanctions a couple of hours later. “Walang lugar ang racial discrimination sa basketball at sports in general at sa PBA in particular. Hindi pinahihintulutan ng liga yung mga ganung aksyon, at kung maulit pa, mas mabigat na sanction ang ipapataw natin,” said Marcial.   “Bilang Commissioner, humihingi ako ng pasensya at pang-unawa kay Mr. Terrence Jones at sa kanyang pamilya. Ang PBA at tahanan para sa lahat, bukas para sa lahat at walang kinikilalang kulay, lahi o paniniwala,” Commissioner Willie added. Arwind wasn’t suspended and should be available for the Beermen in Game 6 Friday. San Miguel leads the Commissioner’s Cup Finals over TNT, 3-2.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

ABS-CBN brings the techno sport “HADO” to the Philippines

ABS-CBN officially launched Hado Pilipinas, a first-of-its-kind, dynamic technosport that promises to elevate the pulsating challenge of dodgeball by incorporating augmented reality (AR) into the mix.   Hado Pilipinas’ entry marks an innovation in Philippine sports from ABS-CBN’s subsidiary, ABS-CBN Themed Experiences, Inc., as the network continues to bring unique Kapamilya experiences in fun, engaging, and interactive themed attractions and activities.  “This technosport combines physical and digital play in a game that various teams, groups of friends, even families can play and enjoy,” shared ABS-CBN Themed Experiences head Cookie Bartolome.  Filipinos will enjoy this multiplayer technosport—a distinct activity that combines technology and sports for an innovative experience. Unlike e-games which follows the usual pattern of video gaming that involves mere hand-eye coordination, technosports require physical agility which makes the players exhaust physical energy and sweat.  Hado is a brand of Augmented Reality (AR) games developed in Japan. Hado Player versus Player (or Hado PvP) employs the use of a lightweight head-mounted display as the AR interface, and arm-worn devices that enable players to throw energy balls and put up their shields. Unlike most VR and MOBA games where the interactivity is between player avatars on a digital interface, players here are completely immersed in the game as they make use of actual throwing and dodging motions to play the game properly.  Up to six players can play Hado PvP per game, with three players per team. The teams have 80 seconds to battle it out inside the Hado PvP Arena, with the winning team decided by who knocks-out more opponents by the end of regulation. On the other hand, spectators watching also get the same exhilarating experience by watching the AR composite on giant monitors. These allow them to see the CGI energy balls, shields, and overlays for player stats. Meanwhile, students from the universities and colleges in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) already got a taste of the thrilling new technosport as “Hado Pilipinas” currently goes around each school to introduce the game.  The winning team at the ongoing Hado Pilipinas NCAA Collegiate Cup 2019 wins an all-expense paid trip to Tokyo, Japan to represent the Philippines in the Hado World Cup 2019 in December, and have a chance to win ¥2 million.  Interested players can experience the game at the soon-to-open Hado Pilipinas Camp, a training ground opening inside the ABS-CBN Compound in the last quarter of 2019.   The “Hado Pilipinas” journey, hosted by Vince Velasco and Denice Dinsay, airs on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD every Sunday, 11:30am, starting August 25. The program can also be viewed on ABS-CBN’s streaming platform iWant.  For more details, follow @hadopilipinas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Philippine Women s National Team set to compete in 2019 AFF Women s Championship

The Philippine Women’s National Team will compete in the AFF Women’s Championship 2019 to be held in Chonburi, Thailand from 15-27 August 2019.  The Philippines is drawn to Group A joined by hosts Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Timor- Leste.  The team conducted their closed camp at Moro Lorenzo Football Field inside the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City. In the build-up to the competition, the Philippines faced Macau Women’s National Team in an international friendly match last 3 August 2019 at PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite. The Philippines won that match, 11-0.  The head coach is Marnelli Dimzon. She is assisted by Gerald Orcullo and goalkeeping coach Melo Sabacan. The tournament is part of the team’s preparation for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games to be held in Manila this November 2019  The team is supported by both Philippine Sports Commission and MVP Sports Foundation.  23 players form the final squad of the tournament bannered by players from the various University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) universities and PFF Women’s League clubs.  “The Philippine Women’s National Team has continuously set the bar in the recent times,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “We wish them luck as they look for a podium finish in the AFF Women’s Championship 2019 which serves as preview for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games.”    Philippine Women's National Team Roster:   MATCH FIXTURES 15 August 2019 4:00 PM - Philippines vs. Malaysia (IPE Chonburi Field 1) 17 August 2019 4:00 PM - Timor Leste vs. Philippines (IPE Chonburi Field 1) 21 August 2019 7:00 PM - Philippines vs. Thailand (IPE Chonburi Field 1) 23 August 2019 4:00 PM - Singapore vs. Philippines (IPE Chonburi Field 1)  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

Foton activates Laure, replaces injured Ortiz

Foton has activated Eya Laure as replacement for injured Maika Ortiz in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference. The University of Sto. Tomas hotshot will debut on Tuesday against Marinerang Pilipina at the close of the preliminary round at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center. Laure, the UAAP Season 81 rookie of the year and 1st Best Outside Spiker, got the nod from the league on Sunday after the Tornadoes requested for a replacement following Ortiz's ACL injury. Per competition regulation, a team can replace up to two local players during the competition with the players listed in the O-2 form. Laure, whose older sister EJ is also part of Foton although currently in the reserve list, is expected to add more depth to the Tornadoes' offense as she joins the towering sisters 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago and 6-foot-2 Dindin Santiago-Manabat. Laure, who was in the reserve list at the start of the conference because of an ankle injury she sustained in the UAAP Finals against eventual champion Ateneo De Manila University, is a versatile and athletic player who can operate on both wings with solid floor defense. Her presence will give Foton the boost it needs as the Tornadoes prepare for the knockout quarterfinals. Foton holds a 7-6 card tied with Cignal......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

ABS-CBN Sports brings 2nd PPGL Semis and Finals to S+A, iWant

ABS-CBN Sports brings eSports to the center stage this weekend as it delivers action from the 2nd Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) on S+A, LIGA, and iWant, featuring Massive Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games Arena of Valor, League of Legends, Mobile Legends, and Tekken 7. eSports enthusiasts and the entire gaming community can tune in to the Arena of Valor (AOV) Finals LIVE on S+A and sports.abs-cbn.com this Sunday (August 11) at 10:30 am with the League of Legends (LOL) Finals airing on primetime at 8 pm. The Tekken 7 tournament Finals, meanwhile, will also be airing LIVE on LIGA at 6 pm on the same day. ABS-CBN Sports’ coverage of the 2nd PPGL, which gathered the country’s most promising eSports athletes at the Market! Market! activity center in Taguig City, began on Friday with the livestreaming of the semifinals of AOV and opening round of the widely-popular mobile game Mobile Legends Bang! Bang! (MLBB) on ABS-CBN’s popular streaming service iWant. iWant will also livestream the semifinals of LOL and finals of MLBB on Saturday (August 10) at 11 am, and the finals of AV, LOL, and Tekken 7 on Sunday starting at 10:15 am. S+A will also air the MLBB Finals on August 17 at 1 pm, while eSports fans can witness the awesome 1-on-1 combat action between the finalists in the Tekken 7 tournament on August 18 at 10:30 am. A combined pot of P1.3 million is at stake this year in the PPGL, which is organized by MET Events, Asia’s biggest eSports events organizer, in partnership with Globe Telecom. This season, the league has successfully fulfilled one of its missions—bring up-and-coming esports athletes nationwide closer towards the realization of their eSports dreams—as more than 20 hopefuls look forward to their PPGL 2019 main stage debut. eSports enthusiasts dare not miss this big event when the 2nd PPGL season enters its Finals stage starting off with Arena of Valor this Sunday (August 11) LIVE at 10:30 am followed by the primetime airing of its League of Legends Finals at 8 pm. The fun doesn’t stop there as its MLBB Finals and Tekken 7 Finals go on air on August 17 and 18 respectively. Meanwhile, iWant is giving the opportunity for those who want to catch it LIVE via its livestream services for its entire three-day run.   For more stories and news on eSports and the PPGL, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2019

Durant on injury with Warriors: Nobody was responsible for it

In an interview with Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, the superstar got candid with his thoughts after rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

PVL: Jewelle Bermillo set to do double-duty to end PVL season

Rookie libero Jewelle Bermillo had quite the eventful first conference in the Premier Volleyball League.  In her maiden run with the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference, Bermillo was on the receiving end of a hard-hitting facial courtesy of PetroGazz import Wilma Salas, and then made the news again after an incident with teammate and import Danijela Dzakovic.  As eventful as the Reinforced Conference was for Bermillo, it was largely a forgettable one as they finished last in the standings, failing to get a win in ten matches played.  It was indeed tough, but it was also a huge learning lesson for the 19-year old as she gears up for her second PVL conference.  "Yung experience ko, andami kong na-gain, naging mature ako last conference and madadala ko yun sa Open Conference," Bermillo told ABS-CBN Sports. "Sobrang nag-grow ako sa lahat ng nagyari last conference. Naging mas matured ako, naging mas matapang ako sa loob ng court ngayon." While being the youngest on the team, Bermillo is positioned as one of the Water Defenders' leaders and anchors, and the responsibility is something that she welcomes with open arms.  "Pag sinasabi ni Coach na ako yung mag-handle sa loob ng court kasi ako na yung libero, hindi ko nafi-feel na bata ako kasi may tiwala sila sa akin, na kaya ko i-handle sila sa loob ng court, lalo na sa floor defense. Hindi ko nafi-feel na bata ako sa loob ng court." An incoming sophomore for San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the NCAA, being able to compete in the PVL, alongside some of the best talents in the country is definitely a goldmine of experience for the young libero, and she is nothing short of eager to be able to bring that experience back to her collegiate team once the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament begins next year.  "Siguro sa akin, kay Coach Roger [Gorayeb], marami siyang ineexpect sa akin na itong experience ko dito sa BaliPure, na madadala ko sa kanila para maging leader din ako sa kanila sa team namin." Bermillo will get even more training in becoming a leader in the closing leg of the PVL season, as she shared that she will not be suiting up for the Lady Stags in the Collegiate Conference, but will instead serve as an assistant coach, alongside legendary San Sebastian mentor Roger Gorayeb.  The young libero could hardly keep her excitment as she spoke about the massive opportunity.  "Sobrang excited ko, sobrang unexpected, parang, yung dream ko agad na, eto, sa age kong ‘to na naging Assistant Coach na ako ni Coach Roger, si Coach Roger pa," Bermillo said, excitement.  Bermillo adds that rather than having her play in the Collegiate Conference as well, Gorayeb saw fit to let her focus on her experience with BaliPure as a way to grow and develop as a player.  "Sabi nga ni coach sa akin, hindi ko kailangan i-pressure ka na maglaro. Yang experience na natutunan mo sa BaliPure, ilalaan natin yan para sa NCAA." Bermillo sees the job offer, so to speak, as a sign of trust from Gorayeb's side, and it should prove to be an invaluable experience, especially for someone who still has years to go in the collegiate ranks.  "Ito, yung pagiging Assistant Coach ko sa kanila, sa mother team ko, ituturo ko lang sa kanila, iga-guide ko sila kung ano yung mga natutunan at na-experience ko last conference. Sobrang laking bagay, kasi para sa akin, malaki yung tiwala sa akin ni Coach Roger, kaya binigay niya yung ganung responsibility, parang sa kanya, alam niya na kaya ko na agad yung ganung responsibility, kaya sobrang thankful ako na nagkaroon siya ng tiwala na ibigay sa akin yung position na maging Assistant Coach itong collegiate conference." she added.  Bermillo admits that she did try to convince Coach Roger to let her suit up for San Sebastian as well, but with the Collegiate Conference and the Open Conference set to overlap, the schedule would be a problem and it would put too much on the young libero's shoulders.  "Sobrang pinilit ko talaga si Coach na mag-laro ako, pero sabi niya mahihirapan daw ako kasi nga sabay po yung games namin ng BaliPure tapos may sched pa po na parehas may game yung collegiate tapos kami, kaya naisipan na lang niya na gawin akong Assistant Coach para mapag-sabihan ko rin yung mga bata. May mga mas bata pa sa akin na maglalaro sa akin, mga first year, sabi niya ikaw na mag-guide sa kanila," she explained. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

NEW TEAMS ADD FIRE TO 2019 PVL OPEN CONFERENCE ON ABS-CBN S+A, iWANT

  The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Season 3 Open Conference fires away this Sunday (August 11) LIVE from the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City on S+A, LIGA, and iWant featuring new teams raring to snatch the crown from defending champions Creamline Cool Smashers. From six teams last conference, PVL will feature nine star-studded and talented squads in this tournament including the returning Philippine Air Force Lady Jet Spikers led by multi-awarded setter Wendy Semana and outside hitter May Ann Pantino. NCAA Season 94 Women’s Volleyball champions, the San Beda Lady Red Spikers and their star hitters the Viray twins, Nieza and Ella, will banner the Chef’s Classic Lady Red Spikers. While the Choco Mucho Flying Titans will be led by the triple towers of Kat Tolentino, Maddie Maddayag, and Bea De Leon, who are fresh from a title run in UAAP Season 81 with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. The 2019 PVL Open Conference will also mark the much-anticipated comeback of legendary DLSU Lady Spiker Manilla Santos-Ng, who will suit up with the Titans. Volleyball fans can expect an all-out battle right away in the opening day with a double header at 2 pm between the Lady Jet Spikers and the Cool Smashers of Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado, who are more than eager to defend their Open Conference title after losing to the PetroGazz Angels last conference. Meanwhile, the Angels led by Paneng Mercado and breakout star Jonah Sabete are out to prove they are still a powerhouse even without their reinforcements as they take on the gutsy BanKo Perlas Spikers of Nicole Tiamzon and Dzi Gervacio at 4 pm. Don’t miss the opening of the 2019 PVL Open Conference this Sunday (August 11) LIVE on S+A and LIGA, on high definition on S+A HD and LIGA HD, online on iWant, sports.abs-cbn.com, and TFC.tv. For more stories and news on the PVL, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

TERRFIC 12: Blackwater seeks more growth in return to Macau

Asia League has rebranded to the East Asia Super League (EASL) but it’s still set to hold its crowd favorite tournament coming in the next couple of months. The Terrific 12 will return to Macau on September 17-22 and this time, there’s finally a strong Filipino presence for the week-long joust at the Tap Seac Multi-sports Pavilion. The PBA will send two flagship teams in the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa. The Blackwater Elite will also make an East Asia Super League return after competing in the Super 8 last year. Blackwater used last year’s Super 8 tournament to prepare for the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup and the Elite immediately saw the fruits of their labor in Macau once they returned to Manila. Falling literally one basket short of a semifinals stint at the Super 8 last year, Blackwater returned to the PBA and got their best finish ever, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Magnolia. The 2019 Terrific 12 presents a new chance for growth once again for the Elite. While the team is yet to make the PBA semifinals, Blackwater has topped their 2018 Governors’ Cup performance by making the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs as the no. 3 seed. Blackwater came four points away from making a breakthrough semifinals stint in the PBA. Having a strong Terrific 12 stint could help unlock the Elite’s potential. Having a strong Terrific 12 stint is one thing but having a successful one is another. Put in Group A, the Elite sure have some decorated opponents in Macau. Japan’s Chiba Jets will play Blackwater inthe Terrific 12 and they are the very first Asia League champions from two years ago. The Jets were the top regular season team in Japan with an impressive 52-8 record and they are fresh from a Finals run in the B.League, losing only to eventual back-to-back champions Alvark Tokyo. Also in Group A are the SK Knights from Seoul, South Korea. While they didn’t exactly fare well in the previous KBL season, the Knights won it all in 2018 and the Terrific 12 looks like the perfect place for to start a comeback in preparation for the next season. The Terrific 12 is a FIBA-recognized basketball tournament and features three clubs from the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), four from the B.LEAGUE (Japan), two from the Korean Basketball League (KBL) and three from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). A Group Stage, Semi-Finals and Finals will play out 16 epic games in total to crown this year’s champion.  In the Group Stage, clubs will be divided into four groups of three, with each team playing two games. The top team from each group will advance to compete in the Semi-Finals following a rest day ?on September 20.? The champion will be awarded USD 150,000, the runner- up will be awarded USD 100,000 and third place will be awarded USD 50,000. Blackwater and the SK Knights start the 2019 East Asia Super League Terrific 12 with the very first game on Sept. 17 in Macau.  The Elite then take the court once again the next day when the face the Jets.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2019

Poligrates takes over late for Marinero in 47-point PBA D-League romp

MANILA, Philippines – Eloy Poligrates put on a show late as Marinerong Pilipino showed its pedigree with a 118-71 domination of Hazchem in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Monday, August 5.  The bull-strong Cebuano guard fired 9 of his 19 points in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

One PH adds 24/7 Filipino news channel to its brand lineup

AFTER LAUNCHING its 24-hour English-language news channel last year and a sports channel in early 2019, local pay TV provider Cignal TV is introducing another channel under its One branding, One PH, a 24-hour Filipino-language news channel......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

EGS Elite recaptures Men s Open crown in NBA 3X PH 2019

NBA PH press release Manila, Philippines, Aug. 4, 2019 — Cavite-based EGS Elite celebrated on court as MPBL player Mark Anthony Doligon, made the final shot in the Men’s Open division to beat the TVL Cavs, 22-14, and reclaim the Men’s Open title in NBA 3X Philippines 2019 presented by AXA to secure their fifth title in six years. In the Women’s Open Division, National University Uno defeated National University Dos to win the NBA 3X title for National University (NU), which was previously held by Perlas Pilipinas in 2018. Returning for the ninth consecutive year, NBA 3X Philippines were headlined by Denver Nuggets’ Monte Morris, NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues and 2019 NBA Champions mascot, the Raptor. The 3-on-3 tournament featured more than 1,000 participants representing 260 teams across divisions for boys (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category), girls (under-18 and open category), Celebrity Division featuring local personalities, and AXA Division. In the Celebrity Division, Team Uy Uy Uy, composed of Dominic Uy, Vince Hizon, Yuri Escueta and Miko Abello, defeated Calix, comprised of Xavy Nunag, Nikko Ramos, Jutt Sulit and Marxx Monterola. The AXA Division saw Bank Assure: Born Ballers outlast AAA2 of Head Office in their finals. In addition, SKAPRO, Caloocan Supremos and Caloocan Supremos 1-A emerged as winners in the Boys Under-13, Under-16, and Under-18 Divisions, while FCPC captured the Girls Under-18 title. NBA 3X Philippines presented by AXA follows the launch of AXA’s newest brand campaign, “Know You Can,” which reminds its customers that a better life is within reach if they believe it can be achieved. Aligned with AXA’s mission of empowering people to live better lives, the campaign will feature a prominent sports figure who embodies self-belief on and off the playing court. AXA Philippines is the presenting partner of NBA 3X Philippines 2019. In addition, Gatorade, Nike, PLDT-Smart, and Vivo will serve as official partners. Official NBA broadcast partners are ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV. For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2019 and the registration process, fans can visit www.nba3x.com/philippines and follow on Facebook and Twitter. For more details on AXA Philippines and their product offerings, visit www.axa.com.ph and follow on Facebook. The following is a complete list of division champions of NBA 3X Philippines 2019 presented by AXA:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

4 cluster venue sa 30th SEA Games

Kabuuang apat na magkakahiwalay na lugar ang pagsasagawaan ng 56 sports sa pang-apat na pagtataguyod ng ng bansa para sa 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019 na nakatakda sa Nobyembre 30 Disyembre 11......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

ONE Championship: Martin Nguyen reigns supreme at ONE: Dawn of Heroes in Manila

2 August 2019 – Manila, Philippines: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to a packed Mall of Asia Arena in Manila for the biggest martial arts event in Philippine history with ONE: DAWN OF HEROES. Once again, the finest martial arts talent in the world came out to showcase their incredible skills. In the main event, Martin Nguyen retained his ONE Featherweight World Championship with a technical knockout victory over Koyomi Matsushima. In the co-main event, Rodtang Jitmuangnon captured the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Jonathan Haggerty. In the main event, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia and Vietnam continued his reign over the featherweight division with a second-round technical knockout victory over Japanese challenger Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima to retain the ONE Featherweight World Championship. Matsushima put the pressure on Nguyen early in the opening round with his solid ground game. The champion was able to make the necessary adjustments in the second round, however, as he picked apart a tired Matsushima with a barrage of strikes to get the stoppage win and successfully defend his title for a third time.  In the co-main event, Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon of Thailand dethroned English striking sensation Jonathan “The General” Haggerty via unanimous decision to become the new ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion. Haggerty utilized his length in the early going, using front kicks to keep the challenger at bay. Rodtang picked up steam in the succeeding rounds and managed to drop Haggerty twice. After five rounds of explosive action, it was Rodtang who walked away with the victory and the prestigious ONE World Title.  In the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Semi-finals, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez of the United States recorded his first victory under the ONE banner with a rear naked choke of former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines. Folayang attacked Alvarez with a blitz of strikes to open the contest and a low kick brought “The Underground King” to the mat. Alvarez, however, was able to sweep Folayang to wind up in mount. From there, Alvarez took Folayang’s back, fished for the submission, and forced the tap. In the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Semi-finals, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson of the United States outlasted Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada of Japan to take home a three-round unanimous decision. After a brief exchange on the feet in the first round, Wada was able to take Johnson to the mat and secure his back. Johnson however defended very well. Action continued in the second round with Johnson dominating the grappling exchanges. In the third and final round, Johnson appeared to have Wada figured out and took control of the bout to cruise to a unanimous decision victory. Filipino flyweight star Danny “The King” Kingad secured his spot in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Finals with a split decision win over Australian Reece “Lightning” McLaren. Kingad survived a number of precarious situations in the first two rounds to rally back in the final round. In the last two minutes of the bout, Kingad dominated a fading McLaren as he was able to land a couple of takedowns and unload some ground-and-pound to swing the decision in his favor. Kingad is now one win away from becoming the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion. Muay Thai star Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym of Thailand opened the main card in spectacular fashion with a third round knockout victory over Andrew “Maddog Fairtex” Miller of Scotland. Rodlek overcame Miller’s significant height and reach advantage as he outstruck his foe in the first two rounds of action. In the opening minute of the final round, Rodlek dropped Miller with a short right elbow followed by a knee to score the stoppage win. Japanese flyweight Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu captured his first win under the ONE banner in highlight-reel fashion with a first round knockout of former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of the Philippines. The heavy-handed Wakamatsu timed his shot, found the opening and unloaded a solid straight right hand that had Eustaquio out before hitting the canvas. Wakamatsu followed up with a few more shots before the referee stepped in to stop the bout. In a lightweight contest, South Korea’s “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park overwhelmed former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario of the Philippines over three rounds. Park came out firing powerful combinations and actively pursuing the takedown in the first round. He dropped Banario with a head kick and followed him to the mat for some ground-and-pound nearly finishing the Filipino. Banario survived and came back with a flurry of his own, sending Park reeling towards the ropes. Park rocked Banario again in the third with a high kick, which “The Rock” again recovered well from. In the end, all three ringside judges scored the bout in favor of Park to  win by unanimous decision. Japan’s Daichi Takenaka and Brazil’s Leandro “Brodinho” Issa figured in an epic back-and-forth battle in a bantamweight contest. Takenaka and Issa began the bout testing each other’s grappling skills, with both men taking turns in dominant positions. As the bout wore on however, action shifted to the feet and Takenaka began to pull away with superior striking. After a right hand put Issa down in the third, Takenaka followed up with a plethora of punches on the ground to force the stoppage. American top welterweight contender James “Nako” Nakashima put together a well-rounded performance, defeating Japanese mixed martial arts legend Yushin “Thunder” Okami. Nakashima came out to a fast and aggressive start, taking the action right to Okami in the opening moments of the contest. For three full rounds, Nakashima got the better of Okami in the striking and grappling departments. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Nakashima to win by unanimous decision. In a featherweight contest, China’s “The Stalker” Xie Bin took on the Philippines’ Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly. However, after an unfortunate halt to the bout in round two, Xie was awarded a technical decision victory over the Filipino. China’s Miao Li Tao was impressive in his return to the ring, defeating Thailand’s Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit via unanimous decision. Miao was in control from the get-go as he took Mitsatit down and controlled him on the mat for the majority of the three-round contest. Mitsatit had no answer for Miao’s aggressive and powerful grappling as the Chinese warrior coasted to a convincing decision win. Japanese women’s strawweight contender Ayaka Miura continued to roll in her ONE Championship career, defeating former World Title challenger Samara “Marituba” Santos of Brazil with an Americana submission in the second round. Miura bucked a slow start in the opening round and displayed her superior grappling in the second round by taking Santos down and locking in the Americana in just 39 seconds. Malaysia’s Muhammad “Jungle Cat” Aiman kicked off the action at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES with a unanimous decision victory over Indonesian veteran “The Terminator” Sunoto. Aiman remained a step ahead throughout the three-round bout as he outstruck and outgrappled Sunoto to walk away with the curtain-raising win. Official results for ONE: DAWN OF HEROES ONE Featherweight World Championship bout: Martin Nguyen defeats Koyomi Matsushima by TKO (Strikes) at 4:40 minutes of round 2 ONE Super Series Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship bout: Rodtang Jitmuangnon defeats Jonathan Haggerty by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Semi-final bout: Eddie Alvarez defeats Eduard Folayang by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:16 minutes of round 1 ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Semi-final bout: Demetrious Johnson defeats Tatsumitsu Wada by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Semi-final bout: Danny Kingad defeats Reece McLaren by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Andrew Miller by Knockout (KO) at 0:49 minutes of round 3 Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight bout: Yuya Wakamatsu defeats Geje Eustaquio by Knockout (KO) at 1:59 minutes of round 1 Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight bout: Dae Sung Park defeats Honorio Banario by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight bout: Daichi Takenaka defeats Leandro Issa by TKO (Strikes) at 1:39 minutes of round 3 Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight bout: James Nakashima defeats Yushin Okami by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight bout: Xie Bin defeats Edward Kelly by Technical Decision (TD) Mixed Martial Arts Catchweight bout (57.0kg): Miao Li Tao defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Mixed Martial Arts Women’s Strawweight bout: Ayaka Miura defeats Samara Santos by Submission (Americana) at 0:39  minutes of round 2 Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight bout: Muhammad Aiman defeats Sunoto by Unanimous Decision at after 3 rounds.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2019

Apayaos top Reg l 4Ps Model Family, exemplary child search

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 2 (PIA) - - Finalists from the province of Apayao emerged winners in the 2019 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Regional Search for Model Family and Exemplary Children, an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2019

Kung bakit nagback-out si Nadine Lustre

  NADINE Lustre has come out to shed light on her decision to back out of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “Miracle in Cell No. 7.” She was originally set to play the role of lead star Aga Muhlach’s child in the adap­tion of the hit Korean movie until it was announced she […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2019

Aaron Black tallies second triple-double in as many games in PBA D-League

Aaron Black once again churned out a triple-double performance as AMA Online Education gave debutant iWalk a rude 110-92 blowout to register its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. The son of PBA great and Meralco coach Norman Black registered 26 points, 16 rebounds, and 14 assists as he became only the third player in the developmental league's history to rack up multiple triple-doubles after Mike Tolomia (twice) and Jeron Teng (thrice). "Binibigyan ko na talaga siya ng kumpyansa eh, kasi kilala ko na siya simula bata pa lang dahil naging player ko na siya nung 13-under pa lang," said coach Mark Herrera of Black. Dennis Santos also uncorked 32 points and 10 rebounds as the Titans hiked their card to 1-1. AMA built a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter, 81-67, but the veteran-laden iWalk fought back and knocked within just four, 83-87, after a Wowie Escosio lay-up with 5:45 remaining. The Titans did respond immediately, scoring eight straight points capped by Santos' three-pointer to make it a 95-83 advantage with 4:54 left to play and to cruise to the 19-point win. "Last game medyo bumitaw kami eh. Natalo kami ng one point. Sabi ko sa kanila makakapag-adjust tayo sa depensa. At medyo bata tayo so pwede natin takbuhan," Herrera said. Newcomer Vince Tolentino also made his presence felt for AMA with 14 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds. Ryusei Koga led the Chargers with 18 points in the loss. Bernie Bregondo provided 15 points and 20 rebounds, while Escosio chimed in 14 markers and eight boards off the bench. BOX SCORES AMA 110 -- Santos 32, Black 26, Tolentino 14, Parcero 12, De Mesa 8, Asuncion 7, De Leon 6, Estibar 3, Alina 2, Fuentes 0, Rodriguez 0, Saor 0, Catorce 0. IWALK 92 -- Koga 18, Bregondo 15, Escosio 14, Cruz 11, Inigo 11, Parker 8, Belencion 7, Gaco 6, Mangahas 3, Taguinod 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-19, 51-46, 76-65, 110-92......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2019

ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang eager to test himself against Eddie Alvarez

When American mixed martial arts legend Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez signed with ONE Championship back in late-2018, one of the athletes most excited about the news was Filipino MMA icon Eduard “Landslide” Folayang.    Alvarez was one of the Singapore-based martial arts promotion’s biggest signings to date and was an exciting addition to the already-deep ONE lightweight roster.    Folayang, being a perennial contender in the division, knew that one way or another, he would share the cage with the former UFC and Bellator titleholder.    Fast-forward to mid-2019, and true enough, Folayang and Alvarez are set to compete in a highly-anticipated feature bout at ONE: Dawn of Heroes on Friday, August 2nd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.    Already a main event-caliber matchup, the Folayang versus Alvarez bout will have even more at stake, as it was elevated to a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semi-finals matchup following an injury that forced Russian Timofey Nastyukhin to withdraw from the card.    Now, aside from bragging rights, Folayang and Alvarez will fight for a spot in the lightweight tournament final opposite Turkish knockout artist Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev at ONE: Century in Tokyo this coming October.    For Folayang however, this test against Alvarez - probably the toughest of his career - is more than just moving a step closer to a third run at the ONE Lightweight World Championship, but it’s also a chance to test himself against a man who has won two world titles in two major organizations.    “Siyempre, si Eddie Alvarez, nakita din naman natin na legit na champion si Eddie sa dalawang malalaking MMA organization, so hindi ko tine-take for granted itong laban na ito,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports.    Making the matchup even more potentially explosive is that both fighters are coming off devastating losses at ONE: A New Era back in March, and both of them are hungry to get back on track.    “We are both coming from losses so talagang yun pa yung nagpapa-init ng desire naming dalawa na bumawi for this important fight. Kailangan talaga mag-handa ng maayos kasi ayun nga, yung desire, yung willingness mo talaga makabalik dun sa title picture, yun talaga yung mga factors na tinitignan naming dalawa,” Folayang said.    “Sa akin, siguro more na excited ako kasi nakita mo yung resume niya, coming from that kind of backround, alam mo na mate-test ko yung sarili ko, kung paano ako mag-aadapt or mag-aadjust sa ganung taas ng level. I am grateful na dumating yung opportunity for me to test him and to test myself,” he continued.    It’s also a chance for Folayang to solidify his place even more as a world-class mixed martial arts talent.   “People will be convinced kapag nakikita nila yung mga resulta, na talagang nakikita nila yung mga pinag-daanan mo. It’s one of those ways na ma-solidify ko pa yung naging, at pagiging world champion ko.”   A win for Folayang on Friday night sets him up for possibly another run at the lightweight title.    To get there, however, he will first have to take out “The Underground King”.      Catch ONE: DAWN OF HEROES on Friday, August 2 LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23 starting at 8:30 PM. Livestream will be available on the ABS-CBN Facebook Page and on iWant  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2019