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Have we lost all decency?

Have we lost all decency?.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 17th, 2017

Pinoy mixed martial artist wins world championship in Bahrain

Another Filipino was named world champion over the weekend, as Team Lakay's Stephen 'The Sniper' Loman won the inaugural Brave Combat Federation bantamweight world title Friday evening in Bahrain.  Loman made a name for himself in the Guam-based PXC promotion, even earning a world title shot back in March, but the fight was scrapped because of his opponent's weight cut issues.  After a long layoff, Loman returned to action at Brave 9, Friday, and stopped Canadian Gary Mangat via TKO in the first round.  The 22-year old Loman joins the likes of former ONE Championship title holders Eduard Folayang and Honorio Banario as world champions to come out of the famed Team Lakay gym in Baguio City.  Things didn't go as well for another Team Lakay up-and-comer, Jeremy Pacatiw, who lost to Jalal Al Daaja via TKO earlier that night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 57 min. ago

Devin Booker s 33 points power Suns past Lakers, 122-113

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Devin Booker hit six three-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in three tries this season, 122-113 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Alex Len had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, who won for just the second time in eight games. Tyler Ulis added 16 points as Phoenix bounced back impressively after giving up 142 points in a home loss to Houston one night earlier. Rookie forward Kyle Kuzma scored 28 of his career-high 30 points in the second half for the Lakers, who have lost 5-of-6. Los Angeles beat Phoenix 100-93 on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), but couldn't match that defensive effort in the rematch. Ulis, Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Suns rookie Josh Jackson all got technical fouls for an aggressive shoving match near the Phoenix bench with 3:17 to play. Booker scored 36 points in the Suns' home loss to the Lakers on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), and he kept up his history of torrid performances against LA. Perhaps motivated by a verbal altercation near the Lakers' bench in Phoenix four days earlier, Booker hit all six of his three-pointers in the first half at Staples Center. Kuzma set a new career-high for the second straight game with a dynamite second half, but the Lakers made no progress on their deficit. Brook Lopez had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles. Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball had a quiet six points, six assists and six rebounds in 38 minutes. Greg Monroe had six points and one rebound in his second appearance with the Suns. One night after giving up 90 points in the first half to Houston, the Suns yielded a measly 53 first-half points to the Lakers while jumping out to a 12-point lead. Booker nailed two three-pointers in the final 14 seconds, with Ball's first field goal on a layup sandwiched between them. TIP-INS Suns: Big man Dragan Bender celebrated his 20th birthday with 10 points and five rebounds. ... Big man Tyson Chandler missed his second straight game with a respiratory illness. ... Jared Dudley missed his fourth consecutive game with a knee injury. Lakers: Larry Nance Jr. has been cleared to return to practice earlier than expected. The forward broke his left hand Nov. 2 (Nov. 3, PHL time) and was expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. ... Kuzma's sixth 20-point game is the most among NBA rookies. UP NEXT Suns: Host the Chicago Bulls on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Lakers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 57 min. ago

By Peter Atencio ROBERT Bolick Jr. remembered the day when San Beda College lost to Lyceum in the first round.

By Peter Atencio ROBERT Bolick Jr. remembered the day when San Beda College lost to Lyceum in the first round......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns 142-116

By Jose M. Romero, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half en route to a 142-116 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Houston dominated with Chris Paul back in the lineup after missing 14 games with a knee injury. The Rockets made 61 percent of their first-half shots to get the second-most points in a first half in NBA history. Houston came up 14 points shy of the franchise record for points in a game. The Rockets knocked down 21-of-44 three-point attempts, and Harden made all 18 of his free throws. Harden, the NBA's leading scorer, had 33 points at halftime. Houston used a 13-1 over the final 3:08 of the first quarter to take control and was never threatened after that, leading 45-23 going into the second. Paul, who hadn't played since the season opener, got the start and didn't miss a beat, scoring 11 points and handing out 10 assists in limited action. Coach Mike D'Antoni said before the game that getting the two stars, Harden and Paul, in sync will "take care of itself over the next week or so." D'Antoni planned to play Paul for 20 minutes; Paul saw 21 minutes of action and sat out most of the fourth quarter. Ryan Anderson added 24 points for the Rockets, who have won seven of eight. The Suns also shot well in the first half, getting 65 points before the break. They got the lead down to 14 with one of Troy Daniels' six three-pointers in the second quarter, but the Rockets repeatedly scored with ease at the other end. Daniels tied a Suns franchise record for three's in a quarter and led Phoenix with 23 points. Devin Booker added 18 points and 10 assists. The Suns have lost seven of eight. FAN INTERACTION As the first half came to a close, a fan yelled at D'Antoni from the stands. "Sit down Mike, you're up 40!" D'Antoni, a former Suns coach, turned and deadpanned, "It's 25. You can't count." MONROE DEBUTS Center Greg Monroe made his Suns debut, starting and playing 26 minutes. Monroe, acquired by Phoenix from Milwaukee with two draft picks for guard Eric Bledsoe on Nov. 7 (Nov. 8, PHL time), was dealing with a left calf strain when he arrived. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Monroe played amid speculation that he could be traded or have his contract bought out. TIP-INS Rockets: F Luc MBah a Moute (illness) did not play, the second game he has missed this season. ... C Nene returned from a right foot sprain that had him out the past two games and scored 10 points in 14 minutes. ... F P.J. Tucker faced his former team for the first time in Phoenix since he was traded to Toronto in February of last season. Tucker spent five seasons with the Suns, and a video tribute to him aired in the arena during a first-quarter timeout. Suns: C Tyson Chandler (illness) and F Jared Dudley (right knee contusion) did not play. ... The Suns wrapped up a six-game homestand, which will be their longest of the season, with a 1-5 record. ... Arizona Cardinals star WR Larry Fitzgerald attended the game, sitting courtside. UP NEXT Rockets: At Memphis on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Suns: At Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Mourning Jaylen Brown sparks Celtics win over Warriors

By Matt Petersen, NBA.com Less than five minutes into Thursday night's (Friday, PHL time) clash of best vs. best, the Warriors were already threatening to pull away. They led the Celtics 15-6 after a pair of Kevin Durant free throws, and appeared to have already solved the formula Boston had used to fuel a 13-game winning streak. As they often do when the offense grinds to a halt, the Celtics turned to a reliable half-court play to settle in. It worked, producing a wide-open Jaylen Brown cutting down the baseline. The second-year forward could have laid it in quickly and efficiently. He didn't. Instead he opted for a quick spin and vicious jam, with a little flourish for good measure. It was a small choice, made in the split-second it took for the play to transpire. It also set a tone, one that allowed the Celtics to survive its worst offensive night of the season against the best team in the NBA. Brown steals, Brown slams! #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/wvzDggz4RZ — Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 17, 2017 Later in the first quarter, Brown did what few are good (or brave) enough to do: he pressured two-time MVP Stephen Curry into coughing up a loose ball. Just as rare, he pursued and won the possession in the kind of frenetic setting the Warriors usually feast. Brown got around Curry, controlled the ball before Zaza Pachulia could reach it, and sprinted down the other end for a tomahawk jam. Another scene from the first quarter: Brown briefly lost Durant through a maze of screens, and the reigning Finals MVP rose for the mid-range shot he normally converts without thought. He didn't count on 1) Brown not giving up on the play and 2) having the audacity to block his shot. And that's the way it went for the rest of the night. Whenever Kyrie Irving's 4-for-16 night seemed to doom them, whenever it felt Jayson Tatum's quiet showing (2-for-5 FG) would leave Boston wanting, Brown did something to spark them. It turns out the 21-year-old wasn't just fighting the odds of scoreboard or opponent. Brown was also waging a battle with his heart, which was sorely tempted to mourn alone the loss of his best friend, who passed away on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). "I knew coming into today that he would have wanted me to play," a quietly emotional Brown said after the game. "After talking to his mom and family, they inspired me to come out and play. I wasn't in any shape to come out. I wanted to be in my room." Emotional Jaylen Brown on playing after the loss of a friend. pic.twitter.com/wTooFBfKRE — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) November 17, 2017 Instead, Brown leaned on the escape of the game and the support of his teammates, rewarding both with one of the best performances of his young career. He finished with a team-high 22 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 34 minutes of action. The effort was instrumental in extending Boston's win streak to a league-best 14 games while also halting the Warriors' own seven-game streak of dominance. All of that was, of course, a footnote to the individual more focused on personal loss than the results of a game. Brown remembered clearly when his friend, Trevin Steede, reached out to him when he was a new transfer in high school, too introverted to make new friends. "He walked up to me the third or fourth day and asked who I was sitting with [at lunch], even though I wasn't sitting with anybody," Brown recalled with a slight break in his voice. "He told me to come over and sit with him." After helping his team clinch its biggest victory yet, Brown let the knowledge that Steede was no longer there to sit with wash over him. Like that not-so-long ago day in high school, however, someone was there to reach out to him. It was Irving, embracing him after the final buzzer sounded, letting him know that others were there to fill the hole left in his life. "I've lost individuals in my life. It's never a good thing when someone else is going through it," Irving said afterward, via MassLife.com. "You do your best to console and to encourage them, but at the end of the day, it's about the strength within themselves and he showed a lot of that tonight, to be able to go out there and perform the way he did, I knew exactly where the game ball was going to." Facing a 17-point deficit, the defending champions, and the loss of a friend, there is no doubt that Brown earned it. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Angara seeks passage of ‘emergency medical services’ bill

SENATOR Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has sought the passage of a bill that would strengthen the emergency medical services system in the country after a female passenger lost her arm in an accident at the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) Ayala Station in Makati City on Tuesday. Doctors at the Makati Medical Center successfully reattached the [...] The post Angara seeks passage of ‘emergency medical services’ bill appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

I will be a champion one day - Team Lakay s Danny Kingad reflects on loss to Adriano Moraes

At ONE Championship: Legends of the World in Manila, Team Lakay young gun Danny 'The King' Kingad took on the biggest challenge of his young career, facing reigning flyweight champion Adriano Moraes for the title.  In front of a partisan Filipino crowd however, the more experienced Moraes had his way with the smaller Kingad en route to a first round submission win.  While it was a quick defeat for Kingad, it was also definitely a learning experience for the 21-year old contender, who was coming off back-to-back fight cancellations.  "Yung masasabi ko lang sa kanya, talagang it’s not my time talaga." Kingad said post-fight. "I will go back to the gym again and train and train, meron din kaming pagkakataon, kukunin at kukunin namin yung belt na yan para sa ating bansa." (All I can say is that it really wasn't my time. I will go back to the gym and train and train, and we'll have our chance again. We're going to get that belt, for our country.) On his Facebook page, Kingad spoke about the experience more, saying that while he may have lost that night, his spirit has not been defeated.  "I will be a champion one day." he ended.  Kingad remains as one of ONE Championships young stars to be watched out for, especially now that he's had some experience fighting for a world championship.  Don't be surprised if 'The King' gets even better as he moves forward.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Tankoua wins NCAA Finals MVP in comeback season

Limited to a spectator in last year's Finals, Donald Tankoua watched intently as his San Beda squad celebrated another title. The Cameroonian, who tore his ACL on his right knee late in the first round, wished he could have contributed to the title romp over Arellano. With that in mind, Tankoua dilligently worked the hardest to regain his peak form in time for Season 93. READ:San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championship Though he couldn't get to the level he desired, he stayed the course and did his part in coach Boyet Fernandez' system to once again earn a spot in the Mythical Team. And in the NCAA Season 93 Finals, Tankoua made up for lost chance, averaging 22.0...Keep on reading: Tankoua wins NCAA Finals MVP in comeback season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Passengers evacuated after MRT leaves coach behind

MANILA, Philippines — A coach of the Metro Rail Transit detached from the train pulling it on Thursday, two days after a passenger nearly lost her arm in an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Pacers build big lead, hold on to beat Grizzlies 116-113

By Clay Bailey, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Darren Collison scored a season-high 30 points, Victor Oladipo had 21 and the Indiana Pacers built an early lead before holding off a late rally to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-113 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Collison added eight assists, made all 12 of his foul shots and connected on 8-of-13 from the field, including 2-of-4 from outside the arc. Memphis lost its third straight. It had a chance to tie it after a review of an out-of-bounds call gave the Grizzlies the ball with nine seconds left. Marc Gasol's three-pointer with three seconds remaining was off the mark. Gasol led Memphis with 35 points and 13 rebounds. Tyreke Evans added 18 points and nine assists, while Chandler Parsons scored 13 points. Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 16 points for Indiana, including a three-pointer that momentarily stalled a fourth-quarter surge by Memphis. The Grizzlies trailed by 17 early in the fourth but scored 10 straight points to cut the deficit to 105-98 before Bogdanovic's triple. Memphis played without starting point guard Mike Conley, who has a sore left Achilles tendon. Despite shooting well at times, Memphis' offense seemed in disarray and committed fifteen turnovers. TIP-INS Pacers: Indiana's 67 first-half points were the most allowed in a half by Memphis this season. ... Collison's previous high this season was 25 at Cleveland on Nov. 1 (Nov. 2, PHL time). The 30 points matched his career best as a Pacer. ... Thaddeus Young had five points, ending his string of double-digit scoring games at nine. ... The Pacers had lost four straight road games in the series. Grizzlies: Mario Chalmers started in Conley's place. ... F JaMychal Green returned to action after missing 12 games for an ankle injury that occurred in the season opener. UP NEXT Pacers: Host Detroit on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Grizzlies: Host Houston on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) — the fourth and last time the two Southwest Division foes face each other in the regular season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Middleton scores 27, Bucks block 16 shots, top Pistons 99-95

By Dave Boehler, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 99-95 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) for their fourth straight victory. Milwaukee blocked 16 shots, two shy of the team record set in 1980 at Detroit. Recently acquired Eric Bledsoe had 12 points, all in the second half, to help the Bucks halt Detroit's five-game winning streak. Milwaukee had lost four in a row before starting its win streak. The Pistons, who began an 11-game stretch with nine on the road, were led by Avery Bradley's 28 points and five assists. Detroit, which fell to 3-3 away from home, also got 13 points and 17 rebounds from Andre Drummond. Bledsoe, who missed his first six shots, drilled one from the right wing for a 95-93 lead with 42 seconds to go. Bradley turned the ball over in the right corner after he was double-teamed, and Milwaukee made it 97-93 thanks to two free throws from Bledsoe with 16 seconds remaining. Bradley's basket pulled Detroit to 97-95, but the Bucks regained their four-point advantage on two free throws from Tony Snell with 10 seconds left. Detroit called timeout, only to see Anthony Tolliver commit another turnover on the inbounds play in front of Milwaukee's bench. The Pistons trailed by 15 midway through the third quarter but scored 11 of the first 13 points to open the fourth, including nine in a row from Langston Galloway after he failed to score in the first three periods. A three-pointer by Luke Kennard tied the score at 84 with 4:36 left. The game was tied 41-all at halftime after Detroit went on a 12-0 run midway through the second quarter. Milwaukee shot 13-of-18 in the third to take a 75-62 lead with 12 minutes left. TIP-INS Pistons: F Stanley Johnson returned after missing the previous three games with a right hip flexor strain but had just two points on two shots in 18 minutes. ... Detroit allowed only four points in the first 7:16 of the second quarter. Bucks: Point guard Matthew Dellavedova missed his first game of the season because of left knee tendinitis, and forward Mirza Teletovic has not played in the last four games due to a sore left knee. UP NEXT Pistons: Visit the Indiana Pacers on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) after beating them 114-97 last Wednesday (last Thursday, PHL time). Bucks: At the Dallas Mavericks on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Milwaukee has lost eight of its last nine games against the Mavericks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Medical intern who helped MRT victim may soon find a law named after her

MANILA, Philippines – When Charlie Jandic rushed to the aid of a woman who  lost her arm  in an accident at the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) Ayala station on Tuesday, November 14, she was just being true to form: doctors – in her case, a medical intern – should be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Italy s lost generation will lack any World Cup experience

Italy s lost generation will lack any World Cup experience.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

PSEi retreats on news of weak OFW remittances

PHILIPPINE shares retreated in early trading on Wednesday as the market reacted to news of weaker remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in September. The bellwether index lost 1.23 percent or 103 points to 8,276.64. The wider All Shares dropped 0.86 percent or 42.14 points to 4,871.77. “[The market reacted to the news on] overseas remittances, which… link: PSEi retreats on news of weak OFW remittances.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Woman gets arm back after losing it in metro rail accident

THE woman who lost her arm after she fell on the tracks of the Metro Rail Transit-3 has gotten it back after doctors reconnected it to her body, a transportation official said on Wednesday. Angeline Fernando, 24, fell on the MRT-3 Ayala Station tracks on Tuesday due to dizziness. She lost her arm after it was caught [...] The post Woman gets arm back after losing it in metro rail accident appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Federer through to ATP Finals semis after win over Zverev

LONDON — A day after the ATP Finals lost Rafael Nadal to injury, Roger Federer lifted spirits at the O2 Arena by extending his stay to the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Italy defeat no surprise: Sweden is jinx opponent

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades shouldn't come as a shock to those who believe in fate, destiny and jinxes. Yes, Italy was expected to beat Sweden in their playoff. But the Scandinavian country has been associated with some of the Azzurri's darkest moments in football. Italy's run of bad luck with Sweden dates all the way back to 1950 when, having won the previous two World Cups, it suffered its first ever defeat in the tournament -- at the hands of the Swedes. As a result, it failed to progress to the second round. Eight years later, Italy needed just a point to qualify for the World Cup but surprisingly lost to Northern Ireland. That was the last time Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup. The tournament was held in Sweden. And the last time Italy failed to qualify for a major tournament, was the 1992 European Championship. The Azzurri had to beat the USSR to qualify but hit the post in a 0-0 draw and missed out on the finals — held in Sweden. Italy also failed to qualify for Euro 1984 despite being the then world champion, after two qualifying defeats to Sweden — including a 3-0 loss in Naples. Perhaps the most famous incident of Sweden costing Italy dearly came at Euro 2004. Only one result would have knocked Italy out of the tournament. Denmark and Sweden were angered by suggestions they would throw the game to progress together. But the match between the Nordic neighbors ended in a 2-2 draw and the Azzurri were out. That match was one of those where a certain result suits both teams, and Italians remain embittered — with players being asked about it in the buildup to Monday's playoff. In the previous game at Euro 2004, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had burst onto the international stage with an astonishing back-heeled goal five minutes from time to secure a 1-1 draw for Sweden against Italy. And after beating Italy 1-0 on aggregate in the playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, Sweden is yet again Italian soccer fans' least favorite country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Woman loses arm at MRT

A 24-year-old woman lost her right arm after it got caught in an MRT train coupling yesterday afternoon in Makati City. Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez said the woman was identified as Angeline Fernando, who was waiting for a ride at the Ayala Station in Makati. Chavez said based on the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Woman loses right arm in MRT3 accident

MANILA, Philippines – A passenger of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) lost her right arm in an accident at the Ayala Station on Tuesday afternoon, November 14. In an initial report, MRT3 management identified the victim as Angeline Fernando, 24, from Pasay City. According to the report, Fernando felt lightheaded as she ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Krizziah’s World Cup conquest revs up PH Bowling

Krizziah Tabora’s recent conquest of the 53rd Quibica AMF Bowling World Cup aligns with the aim of the Philippines to rekindle the lost glory in the sport. #BeFullyInformed Krizziah’s World Cup conquest revs up PH Bowling by Brian Yalung Krizziah Tabora’s recent conquest of the 53rd QuibicaAMF Bowling World Cup aligns with the aim of… link: Krizziah’s World Cup conquest revs up PH Bowling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017