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WV athletes win gold, shatter Palaro records

THREE student-athletes from Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) shattered records in the third day of the 2019 Palarong Pambansa in Davao City on May 1. In swimming, Negros Occidental aquanaut Alexi Cabayaran clocked 2 minutes and 15.76 seconds to grab the gold medal in elementary girls’ 200-meter freestyle. The native of Silay also broke […] The post WV athletes win gold, shatter Palaro records appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Region 10 bet Lera gumawa ng record

BURADO agad ang isa sa nakatalang record sa athletics sa ginaganap na Palarong Pambansa 2019 sa secondary boys habang nasayang ang dapat sana nabura din na national juniors records sa pagsisimula pa lamang dito ng aksyon sa iba’t ibang sports sa Davao City – UP Minda­nao Sports Complex sa Davao City.The post Region 10 bet Lera gumawa ng record appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Comelec vows to learn from midterm polls’ glitches, do better in 2022

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) said it will assess the glitches encountered in the May 13 midterm polls and use the lessons learned in preparing for the 2022 Presidential elections......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News8 hr. 44 min. ago

MIAA records its ‘highest’ remittance to national coffers at P3.42B in 2018

THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has remitted P3.42 billion in dividends to the national government following its “record-breaking” fiscal performance in 2018, the MIAA said on Tuesday. “Last year’s…READ The post MIAA records its ‘highest’ remittance to national coffers at P3.42B in 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

UST s Laure cherishes lessons from playing with Sisi Rondina

As the UST rookie bids farewell to her high flying senior, she intends to bring everything she had learned from Rondina in the years to come......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

Hunt tells Browns, You can trust me, after violent past

By Tom Withers, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Once he found the courage, Kareem Hunt watched the infamous video of him shoving a woman and then kicking her while she was on the ground. Like millions of others, he was disturbed. "I was like, 'Wow, it's pretty bad. That's not me,'" he said, recalling his reaction. "I didn't really watch the video for a long, long time." Hunt swears he's since changed. Given a second chance by his hometown team and the NFL, Hunt spoke Wednesday for the first time since being signed in February by the Browns, who are hoping the 23-year-old has learned from his mistakes and can outrun his violent past. It's been an embarrassing and humbling five months for Hunt, released in December by Kansas City just days after a surveillance video showed him physically abusing a woman during an argument in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February 2018. He wasn't forthcoming to the Chiefs about what transpired and paid the price. But Browns general manager John Dorsey, who drafted him in 2017 while GM with the Chiefs, decided Hunt deserved a shot at redemption. Hunt said he's determined to make the most of it. "I'm just taking it very seriously," he said. "Like day by day, I'm just making the best decisions at the time and place. And doing everything I can and prevent something like that from happening again." Hunt said he's promised Dorsey his violent days are over. "I told him, 'You can trust me.' I've got to earn his trust, and I've got to earn everybody's trust in the whole organization," he said. "I'm not willing to mess that up." Hunt must serve an eight-game league suspension for "physical altercations" before he can play. For now, he's allowed to practice with his teammates during the Browns' offseason training activities, and his time on the field is providing a sanctuary and a place to begin making amends. While he's remorseful about his past, Hunt knows only his actions going forward will help him earn back trust. He's keeping a close circle of friends and working in the community by speaking to high school students about making smarter decisions. "It's very meaningful for them and for me," he said, "just knowing that I can help them, and talk to these kids about just life. A lot of them have dreams to play football and stuff like that, too, and just giving them positive lift-up. Just always believing in themselves." Hunt said part of his motivation for speaking was because he didn't have the same opportunity. "I didn't really have anybody come talk to me when I was in high school," he said. "Somebody to look up to and explain that, 'You know, nobody's perfect and you gotta learn from your mistakes and don't make the same mistakes.'" Hunt has been undergoing weekly counseling to help control his behavior. He denied being treated for an alcohol dependency. "Not so much alcohol, but it was just in there a little bit," he said. "I pretty much just focused on making myself the better person and talking to them about how to control my anger. I'm not an angry person at all, definitely not. I just felt like I had to make better decisions. I want to talk about ways to make better decisions in certain situations I'm put in." Hunt has not reached out to the victim in the video. If he did, he would ask for her forgiveness. "If I was to see her, I would apologize to her face," he said. "But I have not had the chance to do that. I don't know any ways of contacting her." As for the Chiefs, who felt betrayed by his dishonesty, Hunt insists he told them what he could before the video showed a different story. "I know I'm not going to mess this up again," he said. "And the Chiefs, I didn't really lie. I just told them what I knew at the time, and when the video came out, it was me seeing it too for the first time again, it was so long ago. They felt like I lied to them. That's all right." Hunt said a renewed Christian faith has helped him get through this period of his life. He plans to be baptized Sunday. "I'm looking forward, so I can feel reborn," he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

No extra drama needed for Nuggets, Blazers in Game 7

By Sekou Smith, DENVER -- All the posturing you can muster won’t win you this all-important game. No amount of name-calling, shoving, screaming, shouting or tough guy antics and gestures will save you when it’s all on the line in Game 7 of the NBA playoffs. And there are enough guys playing for both the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers that know it, even if most of them have only observed a Game 7 from the stands or even further afar. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] It’s a simple proposition, these Game 7 affairs. You win, you play on. Your season continues and all of the goals you set are still attainable. You lose, you’re done. None of the things you believed in before that last opening tip of the season remain. Pack up your stuff and head home for the summer. That’s the reality, the fate both the Nuggets and Trail Blazers are facing Sunday afternoon (Monday morning, PHL time) at Pepsi Center, the all-important Game 7 showdown in the Western Conference semifinals that will define one team’s season and render the other’s mute. There’s a finality to it, a certain air of drama that cannot be found anywhere else in the postseason. So it doesn’t matter if you have “sassy *** dudes, frontrunners,” as Blazers reserve guard Seth Curry put it after things got chippy late in Game 6 Thursday night (Friday, PHL time), one side or broadcast talent on the other taking cheap and unnecessary shots at injured Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, Sunday afternoon's (Monday, PHL time) business is an up-and-down affair for all involved. Win and you play on or lose and you’re done. “I’m looking forward to Game 7,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Games 7s are special.” No extracurricular activity from either side will change that fact. “Both teams want to win the game,” said Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. “Basketball is an emotional game. Of course, we’re going to talk trash or whatever. Both teams just want to win the game.” That doesn’t mean you don’t look for every advantage possible to help fuel your cause. Blazers big man Zach Collins played a huge role in making sure this series found its way to Game 7, joining Rodney Hood in providing a huge boost off the bench in Game 6. And it was more than just his season-high 29 minutes and playoff career-high 14 points and five blocks. It was his physicality and activity around the rim and in the paint on both ends of the floor, his refusal to allow the Nuggets to find a groove. “We’ve just got to go in and keep playing our game,” Collins said. “I said it after the game, [Denver] has been way too comfortable for a lot of games in this series and [in Game 6] we made them a little uncomfortable. We just need to continue that, regardless of if it’s a Game 7 or not. Obviously, it’s win or go home for both teams. It’s going to be very difficult, especially in [Denver] to go in and get a win, but we can do it.” The Nuggets leaned on their sterling 34-7 record at Pepsi Center during the regular season, the best home mark in the league, as a confidence booster two weeks ago. “We have the best home court advantage in the NBA,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “We’re going to rely on that once again and try to close it out in Game 7.” The Nuggets owning that recency advantage: they needed a Game 7 win here to survive the San Antonio Spurs in the first round, means something. The game and that series provided lessons Malone’s postseason rookies need to tap into this time around, even if they don’t realize it now. “It’s weird,” Nuggets guard Jamal Murray said. “Everybody keeps talking about experience. And I just want to say that we’ve been here before. [We go] back home and regroup like we did for San Antonio, come back with energy and just … be ready to play. I think we had too many lapses [in Game 6]. Dame [Lillard] felt really comfortable, he wasn’t comfortable last time, so we need to be tougher on him … like I said, just regroup, come back and get a win.” If only it was that simple. The pressure to get out of the first round is one thing. The opportunity to make the conference finals is a different monster. The Nuggets last played in a conference final in 2009, when Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, J.R. Smith and Nene led the way. That group had a mix of seasoned pros who had championship (Billups) and extensive experience (Billups and Martin) competing on a championship level, to go along with younger and emerging superstar talent like Anthony. And they were ultimately no match for the Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol-led Los Angeles Lakers. So these current Nuggets are well within their right to acknowledge the very real anxiety that comes with a game of this magnitude. “No nerves, “Jokic said. “I just felt something different the first game of the playoffs because it was something different. Just because we call it the playoffs, Besides that, everything else is the same.” The Blazers haven’t seen a Game 7 since a 2003 first-round series against Dallas. But they do not believe the absence of experience in this case makes any bit of difference. “It’s just another game -- a game we want to win, obviously,” Blazers guard CJ McCollum said. “We understand what’s at stake. Somebody’s got to go home. Somebody’s got to go to Cabo, go to Cancun, as Chuck [Barkley] would say. For us, it’s go out there and compete, find the coach’s game plan, understanding that it’s going to be a pretty hostile crowd and they’ll be confident at home, but we’ve got to bring the energy and pressure just like we did [in Game 6].” Damian Lillard has guided his team this far and promised to stick to the basics in the days and hours leading up to the game. Rested bodies and minds are crucial. “The number one thing is have our minds right,” he said. “Don’t overthink, don’t make some big crazy deal or anything like that. We’re going to play a basketball game. It’s a big game and we’ve won on their floor before and we know what type of mentality we had when we did that. We’ve got to go out there, be tough, be physical, be sharp in our scouting report, play for each other, play with each other on both ends and just put the pressure on them. “Make them earn everything on their offensive end and then when we get the ball, make sure that we get shots up,” Lillard continued with his simple but extremely detailed breakdown of what needs to be done. “Value every possession, don’t go out there turning the ball over, playing into their hands where they get an opportunity to get their crowd involved. So that has to be our mentality, to just be sharp, be physical, go in there ready to take the game, because the only way it’s going to happen is us going in there and taking it.” It’s a Game 7, after all, no extra drama needed. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 12th, 2019

Slasher Cyril Gonzales stays in NU; two Bullpup bigs headed to NCAA

Nazareth School of National University continues to be a producer of capable collegiate basketball players. The Bullpups - fresh off championships in the UAAP Juniors, NBTC, and Palarong Pambansa - have just produced three players who are being eyed to lend a hand to different Seniors squads. Cyril Gonzales, their starter at guard, is staying in Sampaloc and is now seeing time for the Bulldogs in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament. Gonzales is a fearless slasher standing at 6-feet. He posted per game counts of 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.6 steals in 21 minutes of play in their championship run in the UAAP Jrs. last year. Meanwhile, two big men who once helped NU slow down Kai Sotto will now help two NCAA teams. Pao Javillonar, a 6-foot-6 enforcer, will now patrol the paint for College of St. Benilde while 6-foot-4 raw prospect Dom Dayrit will now help the rebuild in Emilio Aguinaldo College. Javillonar normed 3.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 9.8 minutes of play and Dayrit averaged 3.1 markers and 3.8 boards also in 9.8 minutes of play. The three players continue NU's recent history of sending up capable collegiate basketball players to different teams both in the UAAP and the NCAA. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

Iloilo football teams ready for 4th NOFA Cup

ILONGGO football teams are raring for the much-anticipated 4th Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) Cup in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental from May 29 to June 2, 2019. Three Iloilo-based teams, including Barotac Nuevo which recently ruled the 2019 Palarong Pambansa, will see action in this year’s football tournament. Panay Football Association (PFA) and Janiuaynon Defenders FCI […] The post Iloilo football teams ready for 4th NOFA Cup appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

UP-Min says regret over tight security on 2019 Palaro opening

The University of the Philippines Mindanao expressed regrets on the inconveniences to its constituents, especially to their students after some were locked inside their dormitory during the Opening Ceremonies of the Palarong Pambansa at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex last April 28......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Occidental Mindoro next host of Palaro

Local officials of Occidental Mindoro, led by Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, vowed to put their “best foot forward” when they host the 2020 Palarong Pambansa......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Occidental Mindoro next host of Palaro

Local officials of Occidental Mindoro, led by Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, vowed to put their “best foot forward” when they host the 2020 Palarong Pambansa......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Region 12 lands 4th in Palarong Pambansa; overall Mindanao haul: 74 Gold, 116 Silver, 144 Bronze

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) – Mindanao’s Region 12 – also referred to as Soccsksargen – landed fourth overall among the country’s 17 regions in the just-concluded Palarong Pambansa held here on April 27 to May 4, with 109 medals – 26 Gold, 43 Silver and 40 Bronze. In last year’s Palarong Pambansa in […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

SPORTS TALK: A glorious way to end an illustrious coaching stint

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) -- It was indeed a glorious farewell appearance for coach Domingo Subo, who is touted as a 'legendary' football coach from Barotac Nuevo, after capturing his 5th championship trophy in 11 appearances in Palarong Pambansa......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Bicol Vulcans, ika 7 overall sa Palarong Pambansa 2019

Bicol Vulcans, ika 7 overall sa Palarong Pambansa 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Labogs double chess golds highlight NCRs dominance

Chesser Eric Labog Jr. helped seal the overall supremacy of National Capital Region with a surprise gold-medal victory over international master Daniel Quizon at the end of the 2019 Palarong Pambansa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

NCR dominates Palaro anew

DAVAO CITY: National Capital Region was declared champion of the Palarong Pambansa for the 15th straight year in the culmination of the 62nd edition of the annual competition on Saturday…READ The post NCR dominates Palaro anew appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Palarong Pambansa: Final and Official Medal Tally, 04 May 2019

Palarong Pambansa: Final and Official Medal Tally, 04 May 2019.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Palarong Pambansa: Ranking by region

Palarong Pambansa: Ranking by region.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Basketball gold caps big show for Big City bets

National Capital Region overpowered Central Luzon, 103-79, and kept the secondary boys’ basketball gold for the third straight year, capping another romp by the Big City bets in the Palarong Pambansa which came to a close yesterday at the University of Southeast Asian Philippines Gym here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019