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Phoenix five shoots for quarterfinal slot

Phoenix five shoots for quarterfinal slot.....»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 12th, 2018

Gin Kings brace for ‘big game’ vs Bolts

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is keeping its eyes on the twice-to-beat bonus heading into the playoff round while Blackwater shoots for a quarterfinal slot, when they collide against separate foes tonight in Season 43 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. The Gin Kings will be gunning for their [...] The post Gin Kings brace for ‘big game’ vs Bolts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Batang Gilas seeks World Cup slot vs Bahrain

After toppling mighty China to close out its impressive elims campaign, Batang Gilas shoots for no less than an outright World Cup berth against either Chinese Taipei or Bahrain in today’s quarterfinal round of the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship in Bangkok, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Phoenix, RoS eye early QF entry

Undefeated Phoenix and red-hot Rain or Shine are both aiming for an early quarterfinal entry when they clash at 4:30 p.m. today in Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup…READ The post Phoenix, RoS eye early QF entry appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Phoenix shoots for 5-0 record

Phoenix shoots for 5-0 record.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Rickie Fowler shoots 64 for 4-shot lead at Phoenix Open

By John Marshall, Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler had the lead heading into the final round last year at the Phoenix Open, only to see the title slip through his grip for a second time. He will have a big cushion in his third bid to win the championship following a stellar display of golf. Fowler had eight birdies in a 7-under 64 on Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to take a four-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the final round. Fowler opened with four birdies in six holes and navigated a difficult two-putt on the par-4 18th hole to reach 20-under 193. Now it's time to finish it off. "This one is definitely high on the list, another being Torrey Pines," Fowler said. "I would say between here and there, those would be the two highest on the list other than a major." Kuchar shot a bogey-free 65 to put himself in position for his third victory of the wraparound PGA season. He has been par or better in all 19 rounds this season, winning the Mayakoba Classic and Sony Open. Justin Thomas, who started one behind Fowler, shot 65 and was five back of his friend and desert roommate. Branden Grace and Byeong Hun An were at 13 under on a day golf said goodbye to one of its most distinctive voices. Saturday's third round was the broadcasting finale of NBC lead golf analyst Johnny Miller's career. Miller followed a Hall of Fame playing career with three decades of calling it the way he saw it, regardless of what the players thought of him. Wanting to spend more time with his family, the 71-year-old Miller decided to call it quits after the Phoenix Open, where he won twice to help earn the nickname "Desert Fox." NBC played multiple tributes to Miller during Saturday's coverage and on-course announcer Roger Maltbie's voice cracked as he talked about his friend. "I appreciate the people out there. I do my commentating for you," Miller said. "I'm glad you accepted my form of commentating, which was not normal. It was a little rough at first, but it's just been a pleasure, the friendships I've made." Fowler had the 54-hole lead at last year and fell flat in the final round, shooting 73 to finish six shots behind champion Gary Woodland. He also lost in a playoff in 2016. Fowler put himself in position for a third run at the title with a superb round of golf. He had a one-shot lead over Thomas after closing with four birdies for a 6-under 65 in Friday's second round. Fowler made an eight-foot birdie putt on 18 to reach 13 under and quickly added to it on Saturday, dropping in an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 first hole. Fowler, who shot 64 in the opening round, added birdies on Nos. 3, 5 and 6 to reach 17 under, but had a par putt lip out after he hit into the greenside bunker at the par-3 seventh. He hit his approach to two feet for birdie at No. 9, turning in 4-under 31, and followed a birdie at the difficult 11th with a two-putt birdie on No. 13. Fowler reached 20 under with a birdie on the short par-4 17th for a nice cushion heading into what's expected to be a rainy final round. "I've done a good job of kind of everything this week," he said. "Nothing's standing out as super special, just playing solid golf and when I've gotten into trouble, being able to get up and down most of the time." Playing in the group ahead of Fowler, Thomas and Grace, Kuchar had three birdies for a 3-under 32 on the front nine and rolled in a nine-foot birdie putt on the 167-yard 12th hole. He two-putted for birdie on the par-5 13th and made a five-foot birdie on 15 to reach 16 under. Kuchar missed a good opportunity on No. 17, sliding a six-foot birdie putt past the hole, but finished with a nice save from the greenside bunker on No. 18. "It would be amazing to get three wins this early," Kuchar said. "It had been a number of years since I found the winner's circle, so to have gotten two in this year has been amazing." It may take an amazing round of golf to catch Fowler......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Dennis Uy, China firm may bag major oil contract

MANILA, Philippines – After bagging the 3rd major telecommunications player slot , Davao City-based businessman Dennis Uy may secure another major contract, this time a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal . Energy Undersecretary Donato Marcos said on Thursday, November 22, that the evaluation for the application of Uy's Phoenix Petroleum and China National Offshore Oil Corporation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Sotto welcomes physicality, ready to fight for slot

Kai Sotto may be the youngest among the 20-man Team Pilipinas pool but the Ateneo de Manila University high school center knows that his ‘kuyas’ won’t go easy on him. The towering 16-year old cager boldly said that he welcomes the challenge of going up against experienced pros. Even if it means absorbing the physical nature of their game. “Sana ibigay nila ang lahat nila,” said the lanky 7-foot-1 Sotto. “Dahil siyempre kaya naman ako nandito para maramdaman ‘yung mga bagay na yun. Para ma-experience din kung paano talaga maglaro ‘yung players sa ganitong klaseng level.”      Sotto was one of the 12 players who attended the first practice session of Team Pilipinas, which is preparing for the two home games against Kazakhstan and Iran in the fifth window of the 2019 World Cup Asia Qualifiers. “Sobrang happy and sobrang excited ko na mag-practice rito and makilala yung mga teammates ko rito and looking forward na maraming matutunan sa kanila,” said Sotto, who already donned the national colors under the Batang Gilas banner. Sotto was joined another young player in University of the Philippines Ricci Rivero. Also in attendance were Talk ‘N Text’s Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos, Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and Gabe Norwood, Phoenix’s Matthew Wright and Blackwater’s Poy Erram. Included in the pool are Barangay Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson and Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee. The six though skipped practice with their teams clashing in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Game 2.    SMB’s Christian Standhardinger and NorthPort’s Stanley Pringle have yet to arrive for practice as of posting time. Head coach Yeng Guiao said that Sotto and Rivero have the same equal chance as the pros to secure a spot in the final 12-man lineup. “Meron, meron (chance). Actually, the reason they’re here is they’re one of the guys with the opportunity to fight for a slot in the 12-man lineup,” said Guiao. “So kahit na sabihin natin na ang basic purpose natin is for their development, who knows?” “Hindi natin alam baka magpakita sila,” he added. “So I’m not discounting that possibility. It might be a little bit remote but it’s still a possibility.” For Sotto, getting a call up for the pool is already an honor. Whatever the decision of Guiao come the final cut, the experience will definitely improve Sotto’s game for the future.   “Dream ko na makasama sa talagang team and itong pagsama sa pool. Pero kahit ano man ang kalabasan positive lang ako dahil kahit papaano 16 pa lang naman ako,” said Sotto. “Kahit anong mangyari dito alam ko naman na magandang bagay yun para sa akin. Mag-pray lang ako na kahit anong mangyari magiging successful itong Team Pilipinas.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Rise of the Bolts

From way down, in the depths of the No. 7 seed, Meralco completed its rise to reach the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals.   The Bolts scored the first eight points of overtime and then weathered a strong Phoenix fight-back to forge a pulsating 108-103 quarterfinal victory Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.   The Bolts burned through the Fuel Masters' twice-to-beat edge to set a date with Alaska in their half of the semifinal bracket. The two teams kick off their duel on Sunday.   "What a hill we had to climb to get to this point," said coach Norman Black. "There was really not much room for error."   Allen Durham, twice recognized as best...Keep on reading: Rise of the Bolts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Meralco sets sudden death

  From winning just one game in their first seven outings, the Meralco Bolts are now within one win of making the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals, skating on the wheels of a five-game winning streak. The Bolts lived another day, coming out strong in the second half to turn back quarterfinal foe Phoenix Petroleum, 90-74, Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome. But coach Norman Black put the win in perspective, reminding everyone that all they did was force the Fuel Masters to cash in on their twice-to-beat edge. "It's just one game," said Black. "We need to win two. That's why [Phoenix] worked hard to get that twice-to-beat advantage; we need to win one more to advance to ...Keep on reading: Meralco sets sudden death.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Meralco overpowers Phoenix, forces do-or-die for semis slot

MANILA, Philippines – Meralco shot the lights out in the second half as the Bolts turned back the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 90-74, to force a winner-take-all for a semis berth in the PBA Governors' Cup on Wednesday, November 7, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.  Allen Durham fueled the Bolts' ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Bolts force a rubber match

THE resurgence of the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup continued on Wednesday with a 90-74 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters in their quarterfinal face-off......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

NLEX trounces Alaska in OT, keeps quarters’ bid alive

NORTHERN Luzon Expressway (NLEX) beat Alaska in overtime, 116-110, to stay in contention for a quarterfinal slot in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Sports...READ MORE The post NLEX trounces Alaska in OT, keeps quarters’ bid alive appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Magnolia tries to firm up bid for playoff bonus vs desperate Meralco

Doing everything right the past three weeks, Magnolia shoots for a quarterfinal bonus in the playoffs on Friday night against a Meralco side that is battling for dear life in the PBA Governors'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Phoenix, Phelps gift coach Alas on birthday with win over Alaska

PHOENIX and import Eugene Phelps gave head coach Louie Alas a fitting birthday present. Riding on the 51 points and 20-rebound performance of Phelps, the Fuel Masters gave Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to a 123-97 beating on Wednesday for a spot in the quarterfinal round of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at [...] The post Phoenix, Phelps gift coach Alas on birthday with win over Alaska appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth  

NARDS Pinto and import Henry Walker joined forces down the stretch as Blackwater held off Rain or Shine, 99-93, on Sunday to secure a slot in the quarterfinal round of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Despite being shackled by Rain or Shine’s defense particularly… link: Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth  

NARDS Pinto and import Henry Walker joined forces down the stretch as Blackwater held off Rain or Shine, 99-93, on Sunday to secure a slot in the quarterfinal round of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Governors’ Cup at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Despite being shackled by Rain or Shine’s defense particularly [...] The post Blackwater holds off RoS, earns quarters’ berth   appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Men s soft tennis team advances to quarters

PALEMBANG — The Philippines swept its first two matches against Laos, 2-1,  and Pakistan, 2-1, to assure itself of a quarterfinal slot in the men’s team event of the 18th Asian Games soft tennis competition at the Jakabaring Sports City Courts on Friday. Relying on the troika Joseph Arcilla, younger brother of  former national player Johnny Arcilla, and Mark Anthony Alcoseba and Noel Damian Jr., the Filipinos outclassed the Laotians and Pakistanis in Group A. They played the Koreans later on Friday and a victory would send the Nationals to the semifinals, while a loss would pit them against the Taiwanese in the round-of-eight on Saturday. The women’s squad, meanwhile, bowed out of the team event after absorbing  identical 0-3 losses to China and Chinese-Taipei, respectively, in its group. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

PBA: Abueva to debut with Phoenix against Dyip

Calvin Abueva's fresh start will be on Wednesday at the Big Dome. The Beast will debut for Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, taking on Columbian Dyip in the first game of a double-header. Abueva was traded by Alaska to Phoenix for Karl Dehesa and a first-round pick. The Aces cited that both camps needed a fresh start after Calvin went AWOL for the second time this season early in the Commissioner's Cup. Calvin will joine Matthew Wright with the Fuel Masters, making Phoenix a dark horse pick in the season-ending joust. Tip off will be at 4:30 p.m. In the second game at 7:00 p.m., NLEX shoots for a third win in a row against Magnolia.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Quickness, outside shooting PH’s weapon vs China

With the needed victory already secured to virtually seal its place in the quarterfinal round, the Philippine basketball team will be facing powerhouse China on Tuesday seeking another win in the hope of an easy sailing on the way to earning, too, a slot in the Final Four. “China, as always, will be a tough [...] The post Quickness, outside shooting PH’s weapon vs China appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Aces flog F-Masters

WHO can stop Alaska from clinching the second twice-to-beat berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup?Certainly not the Phoenix Fuel Masters. The Aces leaned on a strong start as they routed the Fuel Masters, 114-91, avoiding complications in their bid for the quarterfinal incentive on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome. The….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018