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Morales, Prado, Gorospe victorious in national championships

Jan Paul Morales completed a sprint finish to top Ronald Oranza and the treacherous Subic-to-Bataan route of the Philippine National Cycling Championships for Road Friday afternoon. Jermyn Prado blew right past the competition to dominate the women's race. A total of 96 riders answered the PRUride PH 2018 gun for the men’s elite race, but it was Morales, a longtime national team member who won the coveted national champions’ jersey. “I really went for the win but I had to work hard for this one,” said Morales moments after his victory that earned him not only P50,000 in cash from organizer Pru Life UK but also an all-expense paid trip to the Prudential Ride London in July. Morales clocked three hours, 42 minutes and 55 seconds—same time as Oranza—over the 137-km course that included a treacherous climb to the Dambana ng Mga Bayani at Mt. Samat in Mariveles, Bataan. Felipe Marcelo and Jonel Carcueva shared third place after figuring in a close finish. Oranza brought home P25,000 while Marcelo and Carcueva shared the third and fourth place prizes of P15,000 and P12,500, respectively. Also earning tickets to London and P50,000 each were Prado and Men's Under-23 winner Ismael Gorospe. Prado clocked 3:26:00 to win gold in the 96.55-km women elite race, beating Chinese Taipei's Chang Ting Ting by more than two minutes, and Arianne Dormitorio by over five minutes. Two-time Asean mountain bike champion Dormitorio was almost successful in her first foray with the road discipline but crashed against the strong cross winds inside Subic. Chang also banked P25,000 and P12,500, respectively. Gorospe won the Men's Under-23 jewel after completing a 3:45:40 finish over the same course at the elite race. Danielver Carinon and Ronilla Quita completed the podium......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJan 12th, 2018

Morales, Gorospe shine

PAUL MORALES won a sprint finish against Ronald Oranza and Jermyn Prado won pulling away to rule the Philippine National Cycling Championships for Road over a technical and treacherous route yesterday in Subic and Bataan. A total of 96 riders answered the gun for the men’s elite race of the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

PRUride PH 2018: Filipino Cyclists Are Now London-Bound

After competing in Pru Life UK’s PRUride PH 2018, the country’s premier cyclists are now London-bound.  Jan Paul Morales pedaled his way to victory in the Philippine National Road Race Championships in Subic and Criterium Men’s Elite in McKinley West, Taguig  held last January 12 and 21, respectively.  Meanwhile, Jermyn Prado bested her competitors and triumphed in the Women’s Elite categories of the same race events.  Both cyclists  have earned tickets to participate this July in the 2018 Prudential RideLondon, the world’s largest cycling event. Morales and Prado also took home a total winning of P100,000 each from Pru Life UK. Pru Life UK first brought PRUride to the Philippines in 2016. And after a hiatus last year, the event came back bigger and better than ever, attracting more than 2,000 cyclists this time around.  Even athletes from countries such as Singapore and Taiwan flocked here to join PRUride PH 2018. But more than for the pros, PRUride PH catered to every type of cyclist.  There were amateur time trials designed for hobbyists who want to test their mettle on a route designed for pros and the very fun Brompton Criterium, where participants had to wear a barong, a Filipiniana, or a suit with a bow tie!  “Through PRUride, we want to promote biking as a fun and healthy exercise within the local community. Cycling is also a good way to help the environment and decongest traffic within the city,” said Pru Life UK’s SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga. Those who participated and won in the races were immensely grateful for the opportunity to compete in a world-class cycling event. But they have one more wish—that Filipinos pray for them in their conquest to take on the rest of the world in 2018 Prudential RideLondon later this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Girl power: Filipina cyclists headline PH delegation in RideLondon

MANILA, Philippines – National cycling champions Jermyn Prado and Jeremy Maraña will headline the Philippine delagation for the 6th Prudential RideLondon in the capital city of United Kingdom from July 28 to 29.  The two Filipinas, who reigned supreme in the PRUride PH 2018’s Philippine National Road Race Championships, will be joined by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Adamson Pep Squad keeps soaring, bags 3 golds in Asian cheerleading meet

Reigning UAAP Cheerdance champion Adamson Pep Squad followed up its Season 80 victory with a dominant outing in the Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championships in Singapore, held from March 31 to April 1. After taking down perennial powerhouse National University on the mats last December to cop its first-ever cheerdance crown, Adamson Pep Squad took home three gold medals in the continental meet, coming up victorious in the pom, the open group stunts coed premiere, and the open group stunts coed elite divisions. Adamson also copped a silver award in the open coed premiere division to top off its Asian conquest. The UAAP season 81 Cheerdance Competition better watch out, as the San Marcelino-based squad looks ready to back up their championship poise with their growing international experience. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Morales, Prado share elite race honors

MANILA, Philippines — Jan Paul Morales won a sprint finish against Ronald Oranza and Jermyn Prado won pulling away to rule the Philippine National Cycling Ch.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Cebu Province Cyclists, Karatekas Shine Anew

Cebu Province cycling and karatedo teams continued to wax hot the cold terrain of Baguio City with two athletes of each squad winning their second gold medal in the Batang Pinoy National Championships on Wednesday. Nicole Marie del Rosario and Jeanna Mariel Cañete blazed the track again in the cycling event, topping the road race […].....»»

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2,000 bets vie in inter-school taekwondo

Around 2,000 athletes are expected to see action in the 2018 SMART/MVP Sorts Foundation National Inter-School taekwondo Championships set Sept. 29-30 at the Rizal Memorial Basketball Stadium......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Host Baguio retains overall title in Batang Pinoy

Host Baguio City harvested a whopping 83 gold, 81 silver and 197 bronze medals to outclass the field and retain the overall championship crown in the Batang Pinoy National Championships Friday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Cagayan de Oro fighters rake in 4 Batang Pinoy golds

Angelou Lofranco, Eljay Pamisa, Jhasli John Illudar and Ailene Kaye Caranagan used their power to crush their respective rivals and deliver the golds in boxing for Cagayan de Oro in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Baguio City National High School Gym yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Baguio gains Batang Pinoy 2018 overall lead

    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Host Baguio City leads the overall medal standings with a few events left on the last day of the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championships here Friday, September 21. The hosts relied on their wushu and taekwondo bets to haul a total of 46 gold ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Jimmy Butler made his move - now it s Wolves turn

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler knows that NBA players can force their way into trades. Forcing their way into a trade that suits the player, that’s an entirely different story. Butler has told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he has no intentions of re-signing with the club next summer, his way of saying “trade me now” or “lose me for nothing later.” The Athletic first reported Butler’s decision. It’s a power move that players can make. Thing is, it comes with risk — because what happens next is not up to Butler. This was the lesson learned from the Kawhi Leonard situation, from the Kyrie Irving situation, from the Paul George situation. Leonard supposedly was hoping for a trade from San Antonio to the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving wanted to be sent by Cleveland to either San Antonio and Miami. George was widely assumed to leave Indiana for the Los Angeles Lakers. Leonard is in Toronto , at least for one season. Irving got sent to Boston , and is a free agent next summer. George landed in Oklahoma City, and probably will be there for years. Not a whole lot of people saw those exact moves coming. But the teams did what was best for them. In all three cases, the Spurs, the Cavs and the Pacers got the best deal they could make. Now it’s Butler’s turn. It should be easy to deduce that Butler can see himself with the Clippers, New York or Brooklyn, since all of those teams will have the cap space to give him the $140 million (or $190 million) max contract he’s seeking. Miami would interest him as well, since Butler has raved about the city in the past and he’s still very tight with fellow Marquette alum and former Chicago teammate Dwyane Wade. Toronto is believed to be on his radar. Playing alongside LeBron James with the Lakers is something that hardly anyone in the NBA would sneeze at. A person with knowledge of the Timberwolves’ situation said that Minnesota has been talking to multiple teams, gauging the Butler market. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing. The Timberwolves aren’t exactly in a position of strength, since now everyone knows that Butler wants out and training camps start in a few days. But that doesn’t mean Minnesota doesn’t control how this will play out. When Leonard asked for his trade, the Spurs had the luxury of time and wound up getting a very good deal from Toronto. The Cavs and the Pacers also had plenty of time to work out something to their likings when moving Irving and George. Minnesota doesn’t have that same cushion. That’ll eventually lead to Butler being asked why he waited until the final days of the offseason to inform the team of his unhappiness, because not only did he potentially limit Minnesota’s options but he could have limited his own. “You should always try to get a perennial All-Star,” former NBA forward Caron Butler told TMZ Sports, adding that he thinks Jimmy Butler is “a real winner.” The Timberwolves can basically make any of the following decisions: — Move Butler right away and start camp without distraction; — Hang onto him for a while and see if he changes his mind; — Work out a sign-and-trade; — Make him play out the year. Butler was their leading scorer last season. He’s an All-Star. He helped them end a 14-year playoff drought. Losing him, no matter what they get back, wouldn’t seem to help the Wolves’ chances of returning to the playoffs in a still-loaded Western Conference. Sometimes, even irreconcilable differences work out. Houston won NBA championships in 1994 and 1995, led by Hakeem Olajuwon. People forget that in 1992, he demanded a trade in a very ugly situation sparked by the Rockets thinking that he was faking a hamstring injury. They mended fences and won titles. Most of the time, though, when a player wants out, they get out. Dwight Howard demanded to be traded by Orlando in 2012, and got his way. Shaquille O’Neal wanted to leave the Lakers in 2004, got sent to the Heat, and then eventually forced them to send him to Phoenix. Chris Paul and Chris Webber have forced trades, too. And it’s not a new thing — Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wanted trades and got them. Butler got his trade ball rolling. Where it goes, at least this season, that’s up to Wolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau — whose own future in Minnesota might be hanging by a thread as well right now — more than anyone else. ___ Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds@ap.org.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Dasmariñas chessers rule Batang Pinoy

International Master Daniel Quizon, Woman International Master Kylen Joy Mordido and Michael Concio Jr. dominated their respective events in standard chess to deliver three golds for Dasmariñas City in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Beneco Multi-purpose Hall in Baguio City yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Young Karl Yulo dazzles way to 7 gymnastics golds

Karl Yulo stamped his mark in artistic gymnastics, racking up seven golds in Class 1 division in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Baguio City National High School Gym yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Zamboanga lifters stamp mark in Batang Pinoy

Jeaneth Hipolito, Mango Prince David, Albert Ian Delos Santos and Christian Rodriguez dominated their respective divisions as Zamboanga City stamped its class in weightlighting in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the YMCA, Session Road in Baguio City yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Cyclist’s son also rises

He wants to experience competing with Filipinos and it is indeed very different BAGUIO CITY — The son of a former national cyclist zoomed to his first gold medal in the Batang Pinoy National Championships Tuesday at the Baguio City National High School here. Marc Van Baluyut, the 15-year old son of former national team […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Camsur thrower nets first BP gold

BAGUIO CITY--Camarines Sur's Mary Grace Joson opened the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championships on Monday with the Games' first gold medal at Baguio City National High School oval. Joso.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

PH rowers clinch 5 golds

GAINESVILLE, Georgia, United States — The Philippines accomplished a historic feat on the world stage after collecting five gold medals to seal the overall title in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships. The national paddlers from the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation (PCKDF) capped their scintillating performance with a victory in the 10-seater […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Camarines Sur lass clinches discus gold in Batang Pinoy

Mary Grace Joson of Camarines Sur hurled 26.87m in girls’ discus throw to become the first gold medal winner in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Baguio City Athletic Bowl yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

PH paddlers rule 2018 World Dragon Boat Championships

GAINESVILLE, USA – The Philippines accomplished a historic feat on the world stage after collecting 5 gold medals to seal the overall title in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships. The national paddlers from the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation (PCKDF) capped their scintillating performance with a victory in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Filipino paddlers rule ICF world championships

GAINESVILLE, Georgia, United States---As the Philippine flagcourageously fluttered in the breeze, Ojay Fuentes and Hermie Macaranasproudlysang the country's national anthem with the team one last time. It was the culmination of a dazzling show that saw Filipino paddlers emerge as overall champions in the senior division of the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships. Fuentes and Macaranas paddled in all five races that the Philippines won, punctuated by a gold-medal effort in the 10-seater senior men's 200m eventon Sunday(Mondayin Manila)at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park here. "This is a special moment for us, this is for the country," said Fuentes. "Even our rivals are proud of our...Keep on reading: Filipino paddlers rule ICF world championships.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018