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Mighty Sports Philippines bows to Al Riyadi Beirut

Mighty Sports Philippines lost 84-89 to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon in the semifinals of the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shabab Al Ahli Club in United…READ The post Mighty Sports Philippines bows to Al Riyadi Beirut appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netFeb 10th, 2019

Mighty Sports Philippines bows to Al Riyadi Beirut

Mighty Sports Philippines lost 84-89 to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon in the semifinals of the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shabab Al Ahli Club in United…READ The post Mighty Sports Philippines bows to Al Riyadi Beirut appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

‘Successful’ Dubai stint for 3rd-place Mighty Sports, says coach Charles Tiu

Mighty Sports Philippines salvaged third place after repeating over Lebanon's Homenetmen, 91-76, in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Saturday night at Shabab Al Ahli Club gymnasium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Although the team failed to go all the way after losing in the knockout semifinals, the bronze-medal finish was enough to satisfy head coach Charles Tiu. "Overall, I think the stint was a successful campaign," said Tiu. The Philippine side started the tournament at 5-0 before running into a perennial champion Al-Riyadi of Lebanon in the semis in a game where Mighty Sports nearly stole after coming back from 18 points down. Reinforcements Justin Brownlee...Keep on reading: ‘Successful’ Dubai stint for 3rd-place Mighty Sports, says coach Charles Tiu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Mighty Sports PH survives Lebanon - The Manila Times Online

Mighty Sports Philippines needed to fend off the gritty Homenetmen Beirut Basketball Club of Lebanon, 96-89, to remain unbeaten in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shabab Al.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Mighty Sports PH survives Lebanon

Mighty Sports Philippines needed to fend off the gritty Homenetmen Beirut Basketball Club of Lebanon, 96-89, to remain unbeaten in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shabab Al-Ahli…READ The post Mighty Sports PH survives Lebanon appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

NCAA champ San Beda set to see action in Dubai Invitational

San Beda College is one of only three teams in the NCAA which will not be seeing action in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Red Lions will be getting left behind in terms of preparations. The defending champions of the NCAA will the Philippines’ representatives in the 29th Dubai International Basketball Tournament from January 19 to 26. For them, carrying the flag is nothing but an honor. “We got this rare invitation to join this prestigious tournament and represent the country against top teams in West Asia. It’s a great opportunity to learn from the top competition and a great honor to play in front of our fellow Filipinos in Dubai,” team manager Jude Roque said. Fronting the fight for San Beda will be Gilas Pilipinas 2023 prospects Robert Bolick, Kemark Carino, and Javee Mocon. “Our players will surely gain (a lot) from this experience. We expect them to come back home as a better team,” Roque said. Flanking them will be Finals MVPs Donald Tankoua and Arnaud Noah, Franz Abuda, Ben Adamos, JB Bahio, Jeramer Cabanag, Clint Doliguez, Calvin Oftana, Jomari Presbitero, AC Soberano, Eugene Toba, and Radge Tongco. The Red Lions will be mentored by multi-titled mentor Boyet Fernandez and assistant Gino Manuel along with statistician Benjie Berro, physical therapist Mike Sunga, and liaison officer Joey de Jesus. Winners of 10 of the last 12 NCAA tournaments, they will now try their luck against the likes of United Arab Emirates national team; Lebanese clubs Al-Hikma, Al-Riyadi, and Homentmen; Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek; Libyan club Al-Nasr; Moroccan club AS Sale; and Tunisian club ES Rades. A year ago, the Philippines was represented by Mighty Sports which registered a 1-5 record in the invitational tournament. San Beda, along with Arellano University and Mapua University, opted not to join the PBA D-League. Conversely, all of Colegio de San Juan de Letran (Wangs Basketball), College of St. Benilde (Go for Gold), Emilio Aguinaldo College (Batangas), Jose Rizal University, Lyceum of the Philippines University (Zark’s Burgers), San Sebastian College-Recoletos (Che’Lu Bar and Grill), and University of Perpetual Help will be seeing action in the tournament commencing on January 18. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Al Riyadi inflicts fifth loss on Mighty Sports

DUBAI – Mighty Sports-Philippines missed nailing the elusive win against one of Lebanon’s premier clubs, blowing a four-point lead in overtime and absorbing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2017

Mighty-PH relegated to battle for 3rd by hot-shooting Lebanese opponent

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates---Mighty Sports absorbed an 89-84 loss to Al Riyadi in their knockout semifinal duel late Friday in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at Shabab Al Ahli Club here.   Led by the hot-shooting duo of Wael Mazen Arajki and import Dominic Johnson, the Lebanese buried the Mighty Sports dribblers with a hail of 3-point shots to arrange an all-Lebanese final showdown.   Al Riyadi collected 16 triples, six coming from Johnson, against only six for Mighty Sports, which was relegated to a battle for third against Homenetmen---a team it beat, 96-89, in the group stage.   Regardless of the outcome, Mighty coa...Keep on reading: Mighty-PH relegated to battle for 3rd by hot-shooting Lebanese opponent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Jett Manuel, Lamar Odom shine as Mighty-PH cops Dubai bronze

      MANILA, Philippines – Mighty Sports-Philippines wrapped up its 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship campaign with a 91-76 rout of Homenetmen Lebanon to clinch a bronze on Saturday, February 9. Former Ginebra guard Jett Manuel was exposed to an extended amount of playing time and led the Philippine side with 19 points in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Brownlee-led Mighty registers Philippines’ best finish in Dubai

Mighty Sports-Pilipinas was forced to settle for a finish just right outside the Finals of the 2019 Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Still, the Filipinos were nothing but happy to celebrate the country’s best showing in the tourney, which they formalized with a well-earned 91-76 win against Lebanese champion Homentmen on Saturday (Philippine time) at the Shabab-Al Ahli Club in Dubai. With that, the Philippines triumphed in the battle for third. As always, Justin Brownlee was at the forefront of the attack. The result of this one isn’t much different from the last time the two teams met. Mighty-Pilipinas also topped Homentmen in the elimination round. This bronze is the first medal the Philippines has gotten in the 14-year history of the Dubai International. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Mighty Sports reaches semis - Manila Standard

Mighty Sports reaches semis manilastandard.net Dubai, United Arab EmiratesJuan Gomez de Liano finally played true to his potential as Mighty Sports-Philippines sustained its fine form against Al Nift.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Justin Brownlee, Juan Gomez de Liaño star as Mighty Sports earns semis berth

MANILA, Philippines---Mighty advanced to the semifinals after turning back Iraqi club Al Nift Oil in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Friday (Manila time) at Al Ahli Club. Justin Brownlee led Mighty Sports with 26 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists playing through the pain of a swollen left knee he suffered in the team's 85-81 win over Al Wahda on Tuesday. It was Juan Gomez de Liao and Randolf Morris who did the early damage for Mighty putting up 10 points apiece to lead the club to a 29-18 lead after the first quarter. Jeremiah Gray, Brownlee, and Roosevelt Adams then hit their shots in the second quarter to give Mighty Sports a 41-20 lead midway ...Keep on reading: Justin Brownlee, Juan Gomez de Liaño star as Mighty Sports earns semis berth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Juan Gomez de Liano shines as Mighty Sports books semis seat in Dubai tiff

Juan Gomez de Liano finally played true to his potential as Mighty Sports-Philippines sustained its fine form against Al Nift Oil Sports Club-Iraq, 108-94, to clinch the last semifinal ticket in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championships......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Boxing: Aston Palicte and camp waiting for title rematch with Donnie Nietes

After starching previously-undefeated Puerto Rican Jose Martinez in just two rounds back in late January, Filipino super flyweight contener Aston "Mighty" Palicte is back in the title picture.  The 28-year olf native of Bago, Negros earned a mandatory challenger spot after knocking out Martinez in the second round of their WBO super flyweight title eliminator, and now he's ready to challenge for the belt once more.  Fittingly, the man holding the WBO's 115-pound title is a familiar face in four-division titleholder Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, who Palicte already faced back in 2018 for the then-vacant WBO title.  Of course, the bout ended in a controversial split draw. Nietes would fight for and caputure the title just months later, defeatign Japan's Kazuto Ioka via split decision in Macau on New Year's Eve.  For Palicte, the prospect of once again challenging his fellow Negrense is all about doing his job and achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion. "Sa akin naman, unang-una, ayaw ko din sana na Pinoy yung kalaban ko, kasi dalawang Pinoy, pero sabi ko nga, wala eh, trabaho ‘to eh," Palicte told ABS-CBN Sports. "Eto yung trabaho ko, alam din naman nila Donnie yun eh. Siyempre, sports lang, trabaho lang." In a perfect world, Palicte would rather find a way to capture a world championship without having to challenge Nietes, which could mean even more world championships for the Philippines.  "Kung may ibang paraan na hindi kami mag-lalaban [pero makakapag-champion ako], mas maganda yun," he explained. "Para yung may isa na Pinoy na champion, tapos kung manalo yung isa pang Pinoy na, kunyari ako, sa iba, world championship sa iba, at least dadagdag na naman yung Pinoy [na world champion] diba?" How it stands however, Palicte is the next in line for the WBO title, which means that to become a champion himself, he'll have to go through Nietes. For the Roy Jones Jr-promoted talent, he's just waiting to see what materializes in the next few days or weeks.  "Ang sakin, gaya ng sinasabi ko sa kanila, hindi ko iniisip kumbaga, sana kaming dalawa ni Nietes [yung maglaban], una hindi ko gusto yun, pero kung mangyari yun, kung gusto talaga ng promoter ko at promoter niya, manager niya at manager ko, wala naman ako magagawa kasi boxer ako. Kailangan ko sundin kung ano yung desisyon nila, nung promoter ko at ng manager ko." "Talagang nag-hihintay lang ako sa kung ano gusto nila," he continued.  While the WBO has ordered a rematch between the two Negros-born pugilists, Dennis Gasgonia of ABS-CBN News reports that Nietes' promoter ALA Promotions will be looking at the options, which could include a unification bout with the other 115-pound titleholders.  Palicte's long-time manager Jason Soong knows full well that a do-over with Nietes is far from set in stone, and he says that he understands the Cebu-based stable's desire to go after the division's bigger stars.  "I understand where they’re coming from, especially with Donnie being an older boxer, I guess he’s going towards the later part of his career, so I understand where they’re coming from, but walang personalan, it’s boxing, but there’s a reason why we’re the mandatory challenger," Soong elaborated. "If they don’t want to fight us, they’ll have to probably vacate the belt, because I don’t think the WBO is going…just the way the WBO is addressing this, the fact that they’re coming out with statements right away, and then the official letters are being circulated, I think the WBO is very serious that when it’s a mandatory, it’s a mandatory." "I don’t think they’re playing around with that," he added. Much like Palicte, Soong reiterated that the desire to go after Nietes stems from the simple fact that he is the one holding the belt.  "I understand them, but kami, we’re happy because we feel like we earned it, bottomline. It’s not like we chose him as an opponent, nagkataon lang na he holds the belt. Even that for me, them fighting for that belt, for me it’s also, that’s what I’m questioning, because [Donnie and Aston are] one and two, and they leapfrog us and then they fight for the belt and we’re left with the eliminator, but for me, sige, we took it. We took it and we’re here now." While the next step for Palicte remains unclear at this point, Soong is confident that his ward's next fight will be one for a major world championship.  "I’m excited, because I think no matter what happens, Aston’s next fight will be for a world championship, whether it’s with Donnie or with someone else. I’m excited." Should Nietes end up vacating the WBO title, Soong sees a scenario wherein Palicte could end up facing Mexican star Juan Francisco Estrada for the title in what he considers a 'dream fight'.  "Well, if he vacates it and we’re in the championship, the one next ranked is Estrada," Soong said. "That would be, ever since Aston was a contender, [Estrada] was actually our dream match, and I think their styles, Estrada was the main event in the last SuperFly 3, and it was always our dream matchup, one because he’s a big name and we think it would be a very good, very entertaining fight, and I think we would do well against a fighter like that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Mighty Sports PH sweep elimination rd - The Manila Times Online

Mighty Sports Philippines swept the elimination round of the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship after slipping past Al Wahda Sports Club of Syria, 85-81, on Tuesday night (Wednesday morn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Mighty Sports sweeps group stage in Dubai tilt - Inquirer Sports

Mighty Sports Philippines needed a late run to put away Al-Wahda Syria, 85-81, and finish the group stage undefeated in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Wednesday (Manila time) at.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Mighty Sports sweeps group stage in Dubai tilt

Mighty Sports Philippines needed a late run to put away Al-Wahda Syria, 85-81, and finish the group stage undefeated in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Wednesday (Manila time) at Shabab Al Ahli gymnasium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Justin Brownlee and Roosevelt Adams led the game-clinching 14-0 blast after Mighty Sports trailed, 76-70, with less than five minutes remaining Brownlee unleashed 27 points, including a 3-pointer that put Mighty Sports ahead for good, 79-76, with 2:32 to go. Roosevelt Adams was again a spark off the bench with 21 points, highlighted by four triples, and seven rebounds in 29 minutes. Randolph Morris added 19 points, six rebounds a...Keep on reading: Mighty Sports sweeps group stage in Dubai tilt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Mighty Sports hurdles toughest test yet, stays unbeaten in Dubai tilt - Inquirer Sports

Mighty Sports-Philippines overcame its stiffest challenge yet after fending off Homenetmen of Lebanon, 96-89, to stay undefeated in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship early Monday mo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Unbeaten Mighty-PH gains QF - Inquirer Sports

DUBAIFormer Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom struggled for the second straight game but Mighty Sports-Philippines had enough firepower to overcome the United Arab Emirates national team, 86-78, on S.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Mighty Sports-PH stops UAE, secures QF spot in Dubai - The Manila Times Online

Justin Brownlee delivered anew as Mighty Sports Philippines repulsed the pesky United Arab Emirates (UAE) national team, 86-78, to notch a quarterfinal spot in the 30th Dubai International Basketball.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Mighty Sports halts late Lebanon rally for 3rd win in Dubai

MANILA, Philippines – Mighty Sports remained undefeated in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship after surviving Homenetmen Lebanon, 96-89, on Monday, February 4. Former Ateneo and La Salle recruit Jeremiah Gray erupted for 24 points off the bench to go with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Import big man Randolph Morris also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019