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Superliga postpones Fans Day

Heeding the government’s health advisory, the Philippine Superliga has postponed its Fans Day originally set this Sunday, following the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 15th, 2020

NCAA postpones Season 95 senior division events indefinitely

As a precautionary measure in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the NCAA management committee decided to postpone all Season 95 sporting events starting February 14. It was a unanimous decision by the ManCom to indefinitely suspend the ongoing competitions including the second semester centerpiece sport volleyball to ensure the safety and welfare of players, officials and fans. “NCAA is temporarily suspending the games for Senior Division starting February 14, 2020 as a precautionary measure on the COVID 2019,” according to the league statement released Thursday. Resumption of games shall be announced in a later date. “We shall advise you of the schedule as soon as it becomes available and in compliance with relevant DOH, DepEd, CHED and LGU advisories and guidelines,” the statement continued. “While we are mindful of the importance of holding the games, the health of the students is our top priority.” NCAA already suspended all juniors division events a week ago.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

2019 Monthly Memorable Sports Moments (Part 1)

The year 2019 was a rollercoaster ride for Filipino athletes and Pinoy sports fans. We saw the highs and the lows, basked in the glory of triumph and felt the agony of defeat. We witnessed history unfold and experienced the best and the worst of Philippine sports. Here’s a look back at the sports news that made the headlines that made the end of the decade a memorable one.   JANUARY Eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao opened the year on a high note and retained his WBA welterweight title after a 12-round unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner. The Philippine volleyball community mourned the passing of head coach Nes Pamilar. He was 52. Joshua Pacio lost his One straw weight title belt to Japanese Yosuke Saruta via split decision while Geje Eustaquio also parted ways with his flyweight belt. The 44th season of the PBA opened.   Jett Manuel of Barangay Ginebra announced his retirement in the PBA after one season while Chris Tiu hanged his jersey after six seasons with Rain or Shine. Gilas Pilipinas began its preparation for the sixth and final qualifying window for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The Azkals finished its historic AFC Asian Cup debut winless after bowing to South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan.    FEBRUARY Gilas Pilipinas clinched a golden ticket to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China after back-to-back wins to close out the qualifiers. Aston Palicte beat erstwhile unbeaten Puerto Rican Jose Martinez via TKO in their WBO Superflyweight world championship eliminator while Vic Saludar retained his WBO minimum weight world title. Arellano University completed a three-peat in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball while Perpetual Help won back-to-back titles in the men’s division and five straight in the juniors play. Seventeen year-old Filipino wakeboarder Raphael Trinidad clinched a silver medal in the open category of the IWWF World Cable Wakeboard & Wakeskate Championships at Pampa Wake Park, Buenos Aires. The Philippine Sportswriters Association feted the finest Filipino athletes  for the year 2018 in its annual awards night.    MARCH Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas announced the composition of the men’s and women’s seniors national team and women’s U-23 squad. Gilas Pilipinas landed in Group D in the FIBA World Cup with Serbia, Italy and Angola after the draw. San Beda University won its second straight NCAA Season 94 beach volleyball title while Emilio Aguinaldo College completed a men’s division repeat. Kevin Belingon lost his One bantwamweight title to Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes to disqualification from illegal blows while Eduard Folayang surrendered his lightweight belt to Shinya Aoki in a submission loss.   APRIL Hidilyn Diaz pocketed three silver medals in the Asian Weightlifting Championship. EJ Obiena ended the country’s decade-long gold medal drought in the Asian Athletics Championships after ruling the men’s pole vault in record fashion in Doha, Qatar. Nonito Donaire Jr. knocked out Stephon Young in the sixth round to retain his WBA superbantamweight belt and advance to the WBSS bantamweight tournament finals wile John Riel Casimero claimed the WBO interim bantamweight title. The San Juan Knights captured the MPBL Datu Cup in a winner-take-all Game 5 over Davao Occidental Tigers. Team Philippines recorded its best gold haul in Arafura Games in Australia. Marathon star Rafael Poliquit died of complications from subdural empyema. He was 30.   MAY Ateneo de Manila University won the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title while National University bagged its second straight men’s crown. San Miguel Beer captured its fifth straight Philippine Cup championship at the expense of Magnolia. Petron defeated F2 Logistics in three games to retain its Philippine Superliga Grand Prix throne. Jerwin Ancajas scored a 7th round TKO win over Japanese Ryuichi Funai to keep his IBF super flyweight belt. The UAAP and NCAA collegiate press corps feted the best student-athletes in basketball and for the first time in women’s volleyball. Some athletes and sports personalities tried their luck in the 2019 mid-term elections.   JUNE   Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas stepped down from his post after just 18 months in office. Cignal-Ateneo won the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup title.   (To be continued).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

Volleyball stars, community unite for coach Roger Gorayeb

Multi-titled coach Roger Gorayeb received a lot of love from the Philippine volleyball community in a benefit concert Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Local volleyball stars led by his former players from the NCAA, UAAP, his club teams and the national squad gathered for a night of music and appreciation for the mentor, who is battling multiple myeloma. Gorayeb has been confined at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City for almost a month. Volleyball players led by Alyssa Valdez, Kalei Mau and Sisi Rondina performed on stage for the fans and gracious donors who attended the event. “Thank you sa opportunity na ito. Nais naming magpasalamat sa lahat ng mga taong nadoon since Day 1, kasi alam naman natin na medyo matagal na itong kay Papa,” said Gorayeb’s eldest daughter Camille, who was with her sister Cheska and brother Kyle during the benefit event. “Kaming tatlong magkakapatid plus si Mama [Lucy] napakalaking bagay na nakita lahat ito, na hindi kami nag-iisa.” Thank you po sa mabubusilak ang puso. ????♥? #AllForCoachRoger pic.twitter.com/zA6kQ1rPal — Grethcel Soltones (@ladybeast05) November 2, 2019 Camille, 31, said that they’re grateful for the overwhelming love and support they’re getting for their father, who is currently the coach of PLDT Home Fibr in the Philippine Superliga. Gorayeb last called the shots for PLDT almost a month ago. The 58-year old coach steered San Sebastian College to 23 women’s indoor titles, 11 in juniors, six in men’s and six beach volleyball women’s crowns in NCAA. He molded Ateneo’s volleyball program to what it is right now during his five-year stay from 2008-2013 and was known to be the mentor who sparked the Ateneo-De La Salle University rivalry.   Gorayeb also won numerous titles in his club teams with his last in the Premier Volleyball League two years ago for BaliPure. He was the national team coach of the U-23 women's team and the 2015 Singapore Southeast Asian Games women's squad.  “Sobra pong overwhelming for us kasi alam nyo po si Papa pag-uwi sa bahay walang volleyball talk, bawal, Wala kaming kilala, mostly ang kilala lang namin yung mga nakikita namin sa TV na players. Ayaw niya [pag-usapan ang volleyball] sa bahay ang gusto niya pahinga,” said Camille. “So itong nangyari na ito ang dami naming na-meet na tao. Kumbaga nagkukwento sila kung paano sila natulungan ni Papa, nakakataba ng puso.” “Sobrang overwhelming ito sa amin, lalo na sa aming tatlong magkakapatid,” she added. Charo Soriano and Dzi Gervacio spearheaded the organization of the event. “It was really a lot of groups of people who wanted to help and instead of doing different types of things we wanted a unified, collective effort for Coach Roger. Truly he’s been really a second father for us and we wanted to give back sa kanya,” she said. The players themselves, said Gervacio, were game to perform and sing for fans and the guests. “Hindi lang donation in terms of money but also their time and effort, their talent,” said Gervacio, who was part of the Ateneo Fab 5 assembled by Gorayeb. “Hindi lang volleyball talent but their other talents as well.” Other athletes who performed on stage were Panpan Pantino, Beauty Denila, Nicole Tiamzon, Dimdim Pacres, Kara Acevedo, Jema Galanza, Deanna Wong, Gretchen Ho and Kiefer Ravena. Artists who graced the event were Ebe Dancel, Quest, Wicked Adobo, Lunar Lights and Anyo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were anything but guaranteed. The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday for both teams. At least two other NBA events to be held Wednesday before the start of the China games were canceled as part of the fallout that started after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a since-deleted tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. "Given the fluidity of the situation, today's media availability has been postponed," the league said. They were not rescheduled Wednesday, though having them on Thursday — game day in Shanghai — remains possible. Later Wednesday in Washington, a bipartisan group of lawmakers — including the rare alignment of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — sent a letter to Silver saying the NBA should show the "courage and integrity" to stand up to the Chinese government. They asked the NBA to, among other things, suspend activities in China until what they called the selective treatment against the Rockets ends. "You have more power to take a stand than most of the Chinese government's targets and should have the courage and integrity to use it," the lawmakers told Silver. The NBA did not have any immediate comment on the letter, and it was unclear if Silver had even seen the document. In Shanghai, the mood surrounding the game that — if played — will feature LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and other big NBA names was anything but festive. An NBA Cares event that was to benefit the Special Olympics was called off, as was a "fan night" celebration that was to be highlighted by the league announcing plans to refurbish some outdoor courts in that city. And workers in multiple spots around Shanghai were tearing down large outdoor promotional advertisements for Thursday's Lakers-Nets game. The teams are also supposed to play Saturday in Shenzhen. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has joined the list of companies that have suspended ties with the NBA for now, only adding to the uncertainty surrounding the China games. Vivo was a presenting sponsor of the Lakers-Nets games, and on Wednesday there was no reference to the game in Shanghai on the list of upcoming events scheduled at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Other firms such as apparel company Li-Ning announced similar moves earlier this week, as the rift was just beginning. Silver said Tuesday in Tokyo that he supports Morey's right to free speech. Several Chinese companies have suspended their partnership with the NBA in recent days, and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said it will not broadcast the Lakers-Nets games. "I'm sympathetic to our interests here and to our partners who are upset," Silver said. "I don't think it's inconsistent on one hand to be sympathetic to them and at the same time stand by our principles." All around China, stores that sell NBA merchandise were removing Rockets-related apparel from shelves and many murals featuring the Rockets — even ones with Yao Ming, the Chinese great who played for Houston during his NBA career — were being painted over. Effects were even felt in at least one NBA arena Tuesday night. In Philadelphia, where the 76ers were playing a Chinese team — the Guangzhou Loong Lions — two fans were removed by arena security for holding signs and chanting in support of Hong Kong. The signs read "Free Hong Kong" and "Free HK." The sentiment was not different from Morey's since-deleted tweet last week of an image that read, "Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong." The 76ers and Wells Fargo Center, the team's home arena, released statements Wednesday confirming that the fan removal took place and explaining why. "During the second quarter of last night's 76ers game, Wells Fargo Center security responded to a situation that was disrupting the live event experience for our guests," the arena's statement said. "After three separate warnings, the two individuals were escorted out of the arena without incident. The security team employed respectful and standard operating procedures." The NBA is not the first major corporation to deal with criticism from China over political differences. Mercedes-Benz, Delta Air Lines, hotel operator Marriott, fashion brand Zara and others also have found themselves in conflicts with China in recent years. After Morey's tweet was deleted, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said Morey does not speak for the organization. Joe Tsai, who recently completed his purchase of the Nets and is a co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has said the damage to the NBA's relationship with China "will take a long time to repair." ___ Reynolds reported from Miami. AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia and Associated Press writer Yanan Wang in Beijing contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2019

PLDT, Petron survive cliffhanger battles

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Fans inside the jampacked Corpus Christi Gym here were treated to a night of thrill and excitement as Petron and PLDT Home Fibr carved out amazing five-setter victories in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Saturday. Sisi Rondina delivered a performance to remember after dropping 32 points in the defending champion Blaze Spikers’ 25-23, 24-26, 24-26, 25-22, 19-17, win over Foton to lock the no. 1 seeding in the quarterfinals. The 5-foot-6 hotshot towered over the giants of the Tornadoes to fill up the stats sheet with 27 attacks, a game-high four kill blocks and an ace laced with 20 digs and 10 excellent receptions for Petron’s 11th straight win to end preliminary round. The Blaze Spikers closed the round with a 13-1 record at the top spot. “Grabe! Grabe! Bilib ako sa puso ng team. Ramdam na namin yung pagod nila pero siyempre sabi ko nga sa kanila wag maggigive up,” said Petron head coach Shaq Delos Santos. “Talagang grabe sila (Foton). Grabeng effort yung ginawa nila at yung eagerness nila na talunin kami.”         Foton controlled the fifth set early before Petron stepped on the gas to engage the Tornadoes in a mad dash to the finish. Rondina made amends on an earlier error with an off the block kill to put Petron at match point before Bernadeth Pons sealed the deal with a cross-court hit. Skipper Ces Molina and Mika Reyes finished with 13 points each while Pons had 12 markers all coming off attacks for Petron, which will take on Marinerang Pilipina in the knockout quarterfinals. Dindin Santiago-Manabat led Foton, which fell to 7-6 card tied with Cignal, with 31 points anchored on 28 kills and three kill blocks. Jaja Santiago had 26 markers while Elaine Kasilag had 11 for the Tornadoes. Meanwhile, Jerrili Malabanan and Grethcel Soltones rose to the occasion as PLDT Home Fibr shocked powerhouse F2 Logistics, 25-21, 26-28, 15-25, 25-19, 15-11, in the curtain-raiser. Down 1-2 in the match as the Cargo Movers dominated them in the resumption of the third set, the duo of Malabanan and Soltones lifted the Power Hitters to force a decider, where both squads fought toe-to-toe lasting for three hours and 31 minutes due to air-conditioning malfunction. Tied at nine in the fifth set, Malabanan scored three of the team’s four straight points to reach match point, 14-10, before Kalei Mau saved a point. But Soltones soared to close out the match and sent F2 Logistics to its second straight defeat. Malabanan and Soltones finished with 21 points apiece with the San Sebastian College standout also putting up 24 digs and 19 excellent receptions. PLDT finished the preliminary with a 6-9 win-loss card, locked in at No.6. Game officials decided to temporarily stop the match with F2 Logistics holding an 8-7 lead in the third frame. It took almost an hour for the venue to reach a cool temperature before referees resumed the game with the Cargo Movers blazing hot dominating the third set for a 2-1 match advantage. But the Power Hitters caught fire in the last two sets also drawing a great game from setter Jasmine Nabor, who had 31 excellent sets on top of six points, as well as Aiko Urdas adding 10 markers. Mau erupted with 28 points including 19 digs and 10 excellent receptions while Ara Galang and Majoy Baron had 19 and 18 points, respectively, for the Cargo Movers, who suffered their second straight setback. Aby Marano added 12 markers while Kim Fajardo returned to action from a fracture finger last conference with 15 excellent sets as F2 Logistics slid to No. 2 with an 11-2 card......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2019

Fans nagtilian sa love scene nina Jane at RK sa ‘Us Again’

Dinumog ng fans at ilang celebrities ang ginanap na premiere night ng latest Regal Entertainment movie na “Us Again.” Bentang-benta sa mga nakapanood ng pelikula ang mga kilig moments at intimate scenes ng lead stars na sina Jane Oineza at RK Bagatsing, huh! Todo sigawan ang fans nang magdampi na sa isang eksena ang kanilang […] The post Fans nagtilian sa love scene nina Jane at RK sa ‘Us Again’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 34 min. ago

Coronavirus forces BTS to stream album press conference from empty hall

SEOUL, South Korea– South Korea's coronavirus outbreak forced K-pop superstars BTS to livestream a conference promoting their new album from an empty hall Monday, February 24 with members urging fans to take care of themselves. The country has so far confirmed more than 800 cases of the novel ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

'Epal: Matabang veteran actress bugbog-sarado sa fans ng sikat na female star

PINUPUPOG ngayon sa social media ang isang veteran actress na sobra sigurong maluwag nang schedule isang araw kaya nagdesisyon siyang makisawsaw sa isang kontrobersiyal na isyu. Pero nagkamali ang nagkakaedad nang female personality, ang napagtripan niyang kuwestiyunin ay isang pamosong babaeng personalidad na may matinding hukbo ng mga tagasuporta, tuloy ay nakita ng veteran actress […] The post #Epal: Matabang veteran actress bugbog-sarado sa fans ng sikat na female star appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Korea postpones football league

Seoul—South Korea’s K-league on Monday postponed the start of the new football season in the face of the growing novel coronavirus outbreak in the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

& lsquo;Friends& rsquo; cast reuniting for 25th anniversary

The cast of the hit US sitcom Friends is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of fans. A celebration of the beloved show which ended its run in 2004, stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will return to the comedy›s original soundstage on the Warner Bros. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Virus-hit South Korea postpones football season

South Korea’s K-league postponed the start of the new football season on Monday as the country announced a leap in novel coronavirus cases. The K-league, one of the strongest in Asia, was scheduled to start this weekend. South Korea is the hardest-hit nation outside China by the epidemic, with 833 cases and seven deaths. “The […] The post Virus-hit South Korea postpones football season appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

China postpones parliament for first time in decades

China decided Monday to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution, as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak. Top Communist Party leaders including President Xi Jinping attend each year’s gathering of the National People’s Congress, which rubber-stamps bills, budgets and personnel moves already decided by the party. But much […] The post China postpones parliament for first time in decades appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Overwatch postpones Seoul esports matches due to virus

Overwatch postpones Seoul esports matches due to virus.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

New-look Blaze Spikers upbeat

Petron may have taken a major blow in the off-season but that won’t take the fight out of the determined squad looking to defend its title in the upcoming Philippine Superliga Grand Prix......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

WATCH: Get to know SB19 as they play ‘sino ang pinaka…’

MANILA, Philippines – Onstage, SB19 are hard-hitting performers who make sure they don’t miss a beat as they sing and dance for their beloved fans. The group came together in 2018, and stayed relatively unknown for quite some time, until one of their dance videos went viral in September 2019. Soon ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Dyowang aktor ng kilalang aktres hindi marunong magselos

MARAMING bumilib sa boyfriend ng isang kilalang aktres dahil sobrang supportive nito kahit na maraming fans ang may ayaw dahil may iba silang gusto para sa dalaga. Ang kasalukuyang ka-loveteam ng aktres ang gusto ng fans at talagang trending sila parati sa tuwing magkasama sa mga guesting, TV commercial at iba pang projects. Alam ito […] The post Dyowang aktor ng kilalang aktres hindi marunong magselos appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Vivian Velez barag na barag sa fans ni Angel: Wala siyang ninakaw, hindi siya kriminal

NAG-REACT si Angel Locsin sa pag-single out sa kanya ng laos na sexy star na si Vivian Velez bilang isa sa mga shareholders ng ABS-CBN. “And actors?…Angelica Colmenares is Angel Locsin,” came Vivian’s reply sa isang guy who asked, “Chinese-Filipinos or just Chinese? Oligarchs? Dummies?” “I saw some posts and been reading accusations that were […] The post Vivian Velez barag na barag sa fans ni Angel: Wala siyang ninakaw, hindi siya kriminal appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

VIVIAN VELEZ BARAG NA BARAG SA FANS NI ANGEL: WALA SIYANG NINAKAW, HINDI SIYA KRIMINAL!

NAG-REACT si Angel Locsin sa pag-single out sa kanya ng laos na sexy star na si Vivian Velez bilang isa sa mga shareholders ng ABS-CBN. “And actors?…Angelica Colmenares is Angel Locsin,” came Vivian’s reply sa isang guy who asked, “Chinese-Filipinos or just Chinese? Oligarchs? Dummies?” “I saw some posts and been reading accusations that were […] The post VIVIAN VELEZ BARAG NA BARAG SA FANS NI ANGEL: WALA SIYANG NINAKAW, HINDI SIYA KRIMINAL! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

Tokyo 2020 postpones volunteer training over virus fears

There are around 100 cases in Japan -- with three deaths -- and more than 600 positive cases found aboard a cruise ship moored in Yokohama near Tokyo. The post Tokyo 2020 postpones volunteer training over virus fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

Score 50% off your NBA League Pass with Globe

Avid National Basketball Association fans can now watch their favorite teams compete against their rivals anytime and anywhere with the NBA League Pass now more affordable with Globe.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020