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Gilas shows it’s ready for Seaba

LAPU-LAPU CITY , Philippines  – Gilas Pilipinas showed glimpses of what it can do in the coming SEABA Championship, coming from behind to repulse the PBA Vis.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2017

Gilas shows mettle, storms back to repulse PBA Visayas All-Stars

LAPU-LAPU CITY – Gilas Pilipinas showed glimpses of what it can do in the coming SEABA Championship, coming from behind to repulse the PBA Visayan selection,.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2017

WATCH: TNC fighting to survive first day of Galaxy Battles II

MANILA, Philippines – The $500,000 Dota 2 tournament, Galaxy Battles II, started on a very sour note for Filipino teams highlighted by top team TNC's first round loss to Russia's Team Spirit.  TNC, ranked 9th in the world by Gosugamers, was swept by Spirit, ranked 19th, in their best-of-3 matchup. Coming ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

TNC lives to fight another day, beats Infamous

MANILA, Philippines – Local Dota 2 stars, team TNC, lives to fight another day as they beat Infamous in their do-or-die first round match of Galaxy Battles II.  TNC found themselves fall to the losers bracket after an upset loss to Team Spirit earlier in the day. Fortunately for Filipino fans, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies

DUBAI — Bahrain released radar tracks on yesterday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, en.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Eustaquio-Akhmetov rematch headlines ONE card at MOA Arena

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Geje Eustaquio will have home advantage when he faces Kairat Akhmetov once more the interim ONE Championship flyweight championship on Friday, January 26 at Mall of Asia Arena, the MMA company announced this week.  The fight will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

LA Clippers fans celebrate win, Pinoy culture in Filipino Heritage Night

As the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers topped the Atlanta Hawks via a game-winning three-pointer by C.J. Williams, 108-107, Filipino fans in attendance had a deeper reason to celebrate. Despite the heroics of the remaining Clippers players, the real star of the night was Philippine culture, as the LA squad celebrated Filipino Heritage Night (Tuesday PHL time). Who you got tonight, me or @djeman? @LAClippers 🙌🏾 #filipinoheritagenight — (@apldeap) January 8, 2018 Tonight's Starting 5️⃣ 🇵🇭» @j3vans1_ 🇵🇭» @TeamLou23 🇵🇭» @C_Will21 🇵🇭» Wesley Johnson 🇵🇭» @DeAndre#FilipinoHeritageNight — LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2018 From before tip-off, to the post-game festivities, the annual Clippers Filipino Heritage night presented an All-Star cast. #ClipperNation, stay in your seats for tonight’s halftime performance by @apldeap.#FilipinoHeritageNight 🇵🇭 — LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2018 Jessica Reynoso of The Voice Philippines kicked off the night with the U.S. national anthem, and in between timeouts Filipina Clippers Spirit Dancer Kyla made sure the Staples Center was beaming with Pinoy Pride. Celebrity b-ball game! Team @djeman vs Team @apldeap. Who you got?#FilipinoHeritageNight 🇵🇭 — LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2018 Allan Pineda or Apl de Ap of the pop group Black Eyed Peas not only got the crowd going during halftime, he was also part of the Filipino celebrity game that drew cheers from rising star Kobe Paras, who also attended the festivities. "Just proud to be Pinoy and our people representing LA," said the musician. "It’s great to be here to celebrate our heritage. Just introducing our culture around the world." Indeed, it was definitely a win for both the Clippers, and for the Filipino community in L.A......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Nonito Donaire enjoying ‘flexibility’ under Ringstar

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter NOW fighting under a new home in Los Angeles-based Ringstar Sports, former world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, Jr. said he has been settling in well and enjoying the newfound “flexibility” he has gotten as a fighter. In a recent talk with members of media, the 35-year-old […] The post Nonito Donaire enjoying ‘flexibility’ under Ringstar appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Gesta battles WBA champion Linares for 2nd world title shot

For the second time in his career, US-based Filipino fighter Mercito Gesta gets another crack for the world title as he challenges reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight Jorge Linares of Venezuela on January 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Gesta, 30, has been tagged as an underdog in the fight as the Venezuelan [...] The post Gesta battles WBA champion Linares for 2nd world title shot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

WATCH: New ‘Buy Bust’ movie mini trailer is ‘not for the faint-hearted’

Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis is nothing less than a deadly dagger in the new mini trailer of her much-anticipated upcoming action film, "Buy Bust." The new mini trailer was posted recently on her Facebook page. Unlike the first one that centered on showcasing the situations in the drug-infested slums of Manila, the new trailer this time features a badass murderous Anne who shows a no-holds-barred style in slaying the bad guys. Anne showed off what she learned from months of learningPekiti-Tirsia Kali,a Filipino martial art that uses improvised weapons for self-defense. The trailer is "not for the faint-hearted," Anne says, as she lethally stabs several men who try to attack...Keep on reading: WATCH: New ‘Buy Bust’ movie mini trailer is ‘not for the faint-hearted’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Ouster from Generika-Ayala ‘blessing in disguise’ for Vicente

Francis Vicente may have lost his post as head coach of Generika-Ayala, but the bad news did not damper his holiday spirit. Generika-Ayala let go of its head coach after the team failed to enter the playoffs in the All-Filipino and Grand Prix, finishing seventh in the both of the conferences with a combined record of 5-9. Vicente, though, remained positive despite the ouster, saying he could now focus better on his other two commitments as the head coach of University of the East and the national women's team. "I see this as a blessing in disguise," said Vicente. "Now I can focus wholly on UE and the national team." Generika-Ayala has yet to reveal its new head coach but ...Keep on reading: Ouster from Generika-Ayala ‘blessing in disguise’ for Vicente.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Makan a la Pinoy: Pinasenggawan nga ikan

Kamayatan a pasengngawan wenno pang-steam nga ikan ket dagitay puraw ti lasagna ken nalukneng kas ti lapu-lapu, tilapia ken pampano. Ti inusar ko ditoy ket siopao nga ikan. Saanko nga ammo no ania ti awagda iti lokal ngem siopao ti kuna dagiti aglaklako iti tiendaan Baguio......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Filipino fighter notified of potential anti-doping infraction in UFC fight

Filipino mixed martial artist Carls John de Tomas may face repercussions after a potential anti-doping violation, according to the U.S Anti-Doping Agency. UFC, in a statement released Saturday, said that the USADA also informed them of de Tomas' likely offense stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on Dec. 8 for his fight against Alex Perez. De Tomas' (6-2) fight against Perez was his second and last fight in the UFC and he lost via anaconda choke 1:54 into the second round making him 0-2 in the promotion. UFC said de Tomas is no longer under contract with them when the results were released. "USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC An...Keep on reading: Filipino fighter notified of potential anti-doping infraction in UFC fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

HEADS UP: 10 sporting events to watch out for in 2018

2017 has come and gone, and it delivered some exciting sporting moments that has every sports fan clamoring for more. Worry not, though, as 2018 looks primed to satisfy even the most die-hard Pinoy sports aficionado with its bevy of local and international sporting events. Let's welcome the upcoming year with 10 of the most exciting sporting events to watch out for this 2018.   NCAA 93 & UAAP 80 VOLLEYBALL The cagers are out, and the spikers are in. Volleyball season begins this January 4 with NCAA season 93, followed by the 81st season of the UAAP this February. NCAA volleybelles are once again ready to take center court, and the defending women's champion Arellano University Lady Chiefs, led by heavy hitters Jovie Prado and Regine Arocha are banking on their undisputed team play to propel them to another title. Playing inspired volleyball throughout the season, the Lady Chiefs stunned the thrice-to-beat San Sebastian Lady Stags in the Finals last year, ultimately ending Grethcel Soltones' collegiate career with a dud. Rising stars like San Beda's Ces Racraquin, JRU's Karen Montojo also make the upcoming NCAA volleyball season worth waiting for. UAAP volleyball begins a month later the NCAA tournament, but expect the field to be even more tumultuous. With no clear-cut number 2 team to challenge the two-time defending champions DLSU Lady Spikers, it will be a toss-up against basically the other seven schools to step up. Dangerous squads include the much-improved Adamson Lady Falcons, last year's pleasant surprise UST, the dynastic Ateneo Lady Eagles, and the intact NU Lady Bulldogs and FEU Lady Tamaraws. NBA ALL-STAR GAME & 2018 NBA FINALS The annual showcase of the NBA's brightest stars just got a major revamp. That's right, the league has done away with the traditional East-West teams, and will now have a playground-type pool selection of players between its two captains when the exhibition tips off in Los Angeles. This raises a lot of interesting questions: Will the captains pick their teammates or will they go with a more controversial pick and select a rival? Will we able to know the order of the draft? Will this actually work in making the game better? While answers to those questions might not be answered until a few months, one thing's for sure, the NBA Finals, the spectacle that actually counts, will be epic. Will we be treated to Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Pt. 4? Or will another squad swoop in to spoil the party? The league has indeed improved, with surprising teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Pistons out in the East already staking claim to playoff spots, and the Wild, Wild, West staying true to its monicker. The Houston Rockets and the perennial powerhouse San Antonio Spurs are still the favorites to pull the rug under the Warriors, while the Oklahoma City Thunder is right behind. Either way, with months of hoops already invested in it, the NBA Finals will surely be another explosive one, as it always is.   HOMECOMING QUEEN Alyssa Valdez spent the majority of 2017 overseas, spreading her wings in Taiwan with volleyball club Attack Line. This 2018 though, The Phenom plans on staying in the Philippines, armed with two year’s worth of international experience to focus on her home club team in the Creamline Cool Smashers.  "Next year, I'm planning to focus sa Creamline. Just this year, I travelled a lot talaga. They supported me throughout, esepcially doon sa National Team stint ko. They sacrificed a lot for me talaga. I think I have to focus sa team ko talaga,” she said last week.Alyssa Valdez just got scarier.   PINOY HOOP DREAMS: REMY MARTIN, KOBE PARAS  Two proudly Pinoy ballers based in the U.S. set out this 2018 to continue shooting for our island nation’s humble hoop dreams. Kobe Paras is still serving residency this 2017-2018 season with the California State University-Northridge Matadors, but his development is sure to be a joy to watch. The 6’6” Pinoy swingman accomplished a tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas earlier in the year, and many Pinoys saw why we should all be excited about high-flying forward. Remy Martin, a 5’11” point guard dazzled in his first few games with the Arizona State Sun Devils, with his athleticism, explosiveness and feisty defense. The Filipino-American cager is proud of his roots and hopes to represent flag and country with Gilas Pilipinas in the future.   WHO (OR WHAT) IS NEXT FOR MANNY PACQUIAO? The never-ending saga of what’s next for Manny Pacquiao looks like it'll seep into 2018.  Following a rather controversial loss to Australian boxer Jeff Horn, Pacquiao has been “courting” the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a rematch, even taking to Instagram to ”greet” MMA superstar Conor McGregor before finally admitting that he’s been in talks with the Irish fighter’s camp. Whether he actually retires from boxing for good, or takes on another foe in the squared circle, one thing’s for sure: we’ll all have our eyes on Manny Pacquiao’s next move.   2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ After four years, the best of world football will once again converge, this time in Russia to crown the Kings of the beautiful sport. The stage is set, the groups are finalized, and the 32 squads are promising the best 30-day football extravaganza in the hopes of dethroning defending champions Germany this June. Some group stage clashes to look out for are Germany vs Mexico, England vs Belgium, Portugal vs Spain, to name a few. June couldn’t come soon enough.   CHRISTIAN STANDHARDINGER'S PBA DEBUT No PBA rookie has probably come into the league as pro-ready as the Filipino-German standout Christian Standhardinger. The 6’9” big man was the consensus top overall pick of the 2017 PBA draft, and was also at the center of the controversial trade that sent Kia Picanto’s rights to the number 1 selection to the already-dominant San Miguel. While the trade did go down, so did former commissioner Chito Narvasa. Standhardinger’s entry to the PBA has come at a cost, but San Miguel is more than ready to wait one more conference to bulk up their already stacked squad. Seeing Standharinger play alongside 6’11” center and reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, versatile forward Arwind Santos, and the Beermen’s bevy of guards in Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Chris Ross, is definitely a sight to see, just look at how he's tearing it up in the ASEAN Basketball League.    2018 ASIAN GAMES INDONESIA The Philippines’ less than stellar performance at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games was met with widespread flak. Not directed at our athletes however, but aimed at our sports development and governing body for its subpar work in getting our sports representatives ready. While the 2018 Asian Games isn’t so far away, a handful of Pinoy medalists from the SEA Games are going into the continental meet with high hopes. After dominating the SEA Games’ triathlon event, our Filipino endurance athletes, led by gold medalists Kim Mangrobang, and Nikko Huelgas, are once again primed to take home hardware. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal, and boxers John Marvin, and Eumir Marcial, all gold medalists at Malaysia, are all bright spots that could soon unravel into full-fledged stars come 2018.   GILAS PILIPINAS IN THE FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS It’s official, basketball is coming home to the Philippines this 2023 by way of the FIBA World Cup, but Gilas Pilipinas will first have to try its luck in the 2019 meet. After dealing with Chinese Taipei and Japan this 2017 for a perfect 2-0 slate in the qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas still has to face the Japanese anew, and the powerhouse Australian team early in 2018. A good showing against these squads will help Gilas strengthen its bid to international basketball’s biggest stage before we actually host the event in six years’ time.   UAAP 81 BASKETBALL UAAP season 80 just came to an end, but the next season just got way more interesting. Aside from the title defense of the intact Ateneo Blue Eagles and their ongoing rivalry with La Salle, a certain move by a coach has shaken up the league. With Aldin Ayo reportedly accepting the job as the new head coach of the struggling University of Sto. Tomas, we might just be witnesses to the rebirth of the once proud basketball program under the fiery mentor. That, and the way the DLSU Green Archers can adjust from the departure of Ayo and former two-time MVP Ben Mbala, key cogs to their season 79 championship run. The tight race for the MVP award will also be one to watch, with Mbala gone, it’s up to the local stars to step up to the challenge......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Cross Court: Basketball-volleyball power couples

Aside from titles won, awards garnered and lessons learned this year, a handful of Filipino athletes have found, and nurtured love between another fellow sports star. One could just imagine how two hearts meet in the harsh battlefield of sports especially coming from different fronts. Fate led some of the stars from the country’s top two sports – basketball and volleyball – to cross paths and develop a blooming romance. Here are some of the power couples coming from the said sports.   Bong and Mozzy Ravena The perfect example in this list. Bong was a successful basketball star during his UAAP days with University of the East, the PBA and MBA while Mozzy donned the University of Sto. Tomas jersey as a volleyball varsity player. The union produced three kids who followed their footsteps. Kiefer and Thirdy are making their own mark as basketball standouts while their sister Dani has a budding career as a rookie setter for Ateneo de Manila University.         Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez What is a King Phenom without a Queen Phenom? Arguably, the most popular sports couple of this generation, former Ateneo de Manila University King Eagle Kiefer Ravena and ex-Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez are the equivalent of the country’s best teleserye loveteams.       LA Revilla and Denden Lazaro   I love you past the moon and beyond the stars, baby ❤️ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️ . @larevilla A post shared by Dennise Lazaro (@denniselazaro) on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:05am PST Whoever said that blue and green won’t mix has been living under a rock. Say that to this sweet couple of ex-De La Salle University and current Kia guard LA Revilla and former Ateneo de Manila University and current Cocolife libero Denden Lazaro.   Philip Manalang and Cesca Racraquin   Walo ❤️ A post shared by Cesca Racraquin (@cescarac) on Aug 25, 2017 at 11:17pm PDT Red is the color of love. Well, at least for this couple Cesca Racraquin of San Beda College Lady Red Spikers and University of the East Red Warrior Philip Manalang.   Alfren Gayosa and Grethcel Soltones Home 🏡 bound with this one ❤🌹👑💏💍👣 @ladybeast05 💪🏻 — Alfren Gayosa (@eeeeerjordan15) June 24, 2017 Fun, bubbly, sweet and chill. San Sebastian College cager Alfren Gayosa and former Lady Stags spiker and three-time NCAA MVP Grethcel Soltones’ relationship is simply described that way.   Myla Pablo and Patrick Aquino As the old saying goes, in love ‘age doesn’t matter.’ National University women’s basketball team coach Patrick Aquino and former Lady Bulldogs spiker Myla Pablo proved that. Some say that it is a May-December love affair but hey who are we to judge? Oh by the way, we’ll be hearing wedding bells soon.   Aby Marano and Robert Bolick The last time Aby Marano visited ABS-CBN Sports’ Down the Line, the former De La Salle University middle readily answered that if her boyfriend Robert Bolick of San Beda College asks her hand right that very moment, without second thought, she’ll say ‘yes’.   Kib Montalbo and Desiree Cheng   ❤️ A post shared by Kib Montalbo (@kibmontalbo) on Aug 20, 2017 at 6:12am PDT Is KibRee for real? Let’s just hope that the De La Salle University Green Archers’ ‘man of steal’ will capture the heart of Lady Spiker and UAAP Season 79 Finals MVP Desiree Cheng to officially put that question to rest.   Arvin Tolentino and Brandy Kramer   There's no place I'd rather be A post shared by Arvin Tolentino (@arvintolentino5) on Jul 5, 2017 at 3:43am PDT Three years and counting. Judging from this picture, there’s no letting go between Far Eastern University cager Arvin Tolentino and former San Beda College Lady Red Spiker Brandy Kramer, who is the younger sister of cager Doug.   Chico Manabat and Dindin Santiago - Manabat   First!🤗🤣 A post shared by Dindin Santiago Manabat (@dindinquickermanabat) on Aug 14, 2017 at 8:41am PDT Two years of marriage and an adorable daughter, National University Bullpups assistant coach Chico Manabat and Foton middle Dindin are a picture of a happy family.     Junemar Fajardo and Aeriael Patnongon Saturdate ❤️ — Aerieal Patnongon (@iamaeriealituh) April 8, 2017 San Miguel Beer center Junemar Fajaro is one big, tall and tough man. Only Creamline middle Aerieal Patnongon can make this big, tall and tough man’s heart skip a beat.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Celebratory ‘Larawan’ lights up regressive MMFF lineup

Here's why you shouldn't miss Loy Arcenas' end-of-an-era screen musical, "Ang Larawan," when it attempts to buck the kwela-film trend in this year's regressive Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) lineup: You'll watch the film with a heavy heart, but leave the theater feeling reinvigorated. Regardless of the era from which the heartbreaking story of spinster sisters Candida (Joanna Ampil) and Paula Marasigan (Rachel Alejandro) is set, the exquisitely realized movie musical plays out like a bittersweet ode to the resilience and never-say-die spirit of the Filipino people. We appreciate how the film's stage version compels theatergoers to come to terms with changes they can't un...Keep on reading: Celebratory ‘Larawan’ lights up regressive MMFF lineup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Duterte leads commissioning of Lapu-Lapu, Dagohoy ships

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Two Philippine-made vessels named after "unheralded" heroes were commissioned here on Thursday, December 21. President Rodrigo Duterte and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the commissioning of vessels Lapu-Lapu and Francisco Dagohoy. Both vessels are classified as Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) or ships of the Republic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

VIVO visits Soldiers Wounded in Marawi Fighting at AFP Hospital

Vivo Philippines, in the true Filipino Christmas spirit, gave back to the heroic soldiers who fought to free Marawi by spending an afternoon with them last December 17 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Hospital in V. Luna, Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

WATCH: Muay Thai fighter gets a dent elbowed into his forehead

Today's WTF moment comes all the way from Phuket, Thailand, where a Muay Thai fighter gets a massive crater elbowed onto his forhead.  French fighter Jeremy Balasse was fighting at the Patong Boxing Stadium in Phuket, when he found himself on the recieving end of a brutal upward elbow strike.    Voilà la vidéo de l’énorme coup de coude que j’ai reçu en combat, au Patong stadium à Phuket, qui m’a causé une fracture du crâne. Impressionnante blessure et grosse frayeur ! Les jours suivants ont été très difficiles pour moi et surtout mes proches, avec une opération importante à la tête, c’est pourquoi je voulais encore une fois remercier tous ceux qui m’ont soutenu, c’était incroyable, et évidemment très réconfortant 🙏. Thanks you @jonny_betts for the video and for your support. Special thanks to @tigermuaythai #muaythai#phuket#skull#fracture#recovery#endofstory 🇹🇭 A post shared by Jérémy Balasse (@djay_balasse) on Dec 17, 2017 at 11:47pm PST What's amazing was that Balasse appeared to be unfazed by the shot and kept on fighting. The referee stopped the fight only when he realized that THERE WAS A FREAKING CRATER on Balasse's forhead.    Bit of a nasty injury caused by a big elbow on Monday night at Patong stadium. He had surgery last night, wish him a quick recovery! #SkullFracture #MuayThai A post shared by จอนนี ไทเกอร์มวยไทย (@jonny_betts) on Dec 14, 2017 at 5:04am PST That, my friends, is a skull fracture, so you can just imagine the amount of force that went into that elbow from hell.  According to teammate Jonny Betts, Balasse is out of the hospital after undergoing surgery, repairing the crater/fracture with a titanium plate.    An update to yesterday’s post: Jeremy is now out of hospital following the surgery to fix up the fracture with a titanium plate. No brain injury and he was never even dizzy 👍 #MuayThai #SkullFracture #recovery #science A post shared by จอนนี ไทเกอร์มวยไทย (@jonny_betts) on Dec 15, 2017 at 2:39am PST  As per Betts' post, thankfully there was no brain damage.  Cheers to you, Jeremy. You are a true warrior! Hoping for a speedy recovery!  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Uniformed personnel deployed in Marawi get awards

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte conferred on Monday night the Order of Lapu-Lapu to 104 policemen, firemen and jail officers deployed in Marawi durin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017