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Students in North Luzon gain new knowledge on media in ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Media Congress Caravan

Students in North Luzon gain new knowledge on media in ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Media Congress Caravan.....»»

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Winning student docus to air on ABS-CBN

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Pinoys in Vismin enjoy a fiesta of services at “Kapamilya Love Weekend”

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SUPER SHOWDOWN: FEU s L-Jay Gonzales vs San Beda s Evan Nelle

Razzle. Dazzle. Those are the two words the could best describe what Far Eastern University and San Beda University have in their backcourt. In L-Jay Gonzales, the Tamaraws have a speedy playmaker while in Evan Nelle, the Red Lions have a stylish playmaker. While they go about their games in their own different ways, though, what's certain is Gonzales and Nelle make all the plays - and make all the right plays at that - for their teams. Who does the better razzling and dazzling between them, though? We set out to find out just who in this week's Super Showdown where we match up the best young playmakers in Philippine collegiate basketball. To determine the result, we will judge them in five categories (making plays for teammates, making plays for himself, making plays on defense, threat in transition, leadership) with a boxing-style 10-point must system determining the decision. MAKING PLAYS FOR TEAMMATES Nelle is tops in assists in the NCAA in just his first full season at the controls of San Beda's offensive with 6.7 per game. Gonzales isn't doing too bad either, with 3.8 dimes per game in his first full season in charge of FEU's attack - good for fourth in the UAAP. Both players masterfully orchestrate their teams' game plan while at the same time, also making ways for some highlight plays. In terms of those highlight plays, though, Nelle's stylish setups are more of a treat to watch than Gonzales' deliberate dishes. Just run down the Red Lion point guard's best plays and you will have to ask yourself, just how many no-look passes can anybody make? Advantage, Nelle, 10-9 MAKING PLAYS FOR HIMSELF While both are pass-first point guards, they are also no slouches in terms of scoring. In fact, Gonzales is top scorer for FEU with 10.4 points per game while Nelle is fourth in San Beda in terms of points per game with 10.2 markers. When it comes down to it, though, the Red Lions' playmaker is a threat from all over the floor, with the shooting touch from long-range as well as the finishing capability from up close. The Tamaraws' court general is actually a much better finisher, what with his nifty bag of reverses and hand-switching layups, but his outside shot has a long ways to go. Advantage, Nelle, 10-9 MAKING PLAYS ON DEFENSE Nelle's first and foremost point for improvement has always been his reed-thin frame. He has gotten bigger since his days as a Red Cub, but he also still doesn't present much of a problem for big-bodied guards who can bully him. The opposite is true for Gonzales who not only has the body strength, but also couples it with elite speed and agility to be a frustrating faceoff. Not only that, FEU actually has its point guard at the head of the defensive attack and still, he doesn't seem to run out of energy. Safe to say, nobody would ever say that having Gonzales in front of you will ever be a walk in the park. Advantage, Gonzales, 10-9 THREAT IN TRANSITION Gonzales has all the speed in the world to leave opponents, and even his teammates, in the dust. The transition game is the most dangerous game to play with FEU because it has just the point guard to take advantage of it. When it comes to taking advantage of the whole court, however, Nelle has got it on lock as not only can he set up his teammates for easy transition baskets, he can also pull up for open jumpers or take it straight to the rim. And so, just like he has the advantage in the halfcourt, San Beda's floor leader also has the advantage on his Tamaraw counterpart on the open court. Either of the two is a scary sight charging straight at you, but it's actually easier to defend Gonzales' drive than the threat of Nelle from all over the floor. Advantage, Nelle, 10-9 LEADERSHIP Both of them are at the head of the attack for their contending teams. Neither of them, however, are necessarily the vocal leaders of their contending teams. It must be the youth and it must be the inexperience, but Gonzales and Nelle still defer to other teammates when it comes to leadership. Perhaps, that will come in time, but as of right now, their sophomore seasons, this is the one department they have much room to improve on. Push, 10-10 FINAL SCORE, 49-47 for San Beda's Evan Nelle.....»»

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Women are having a greater impact on NBA than ever before

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding and giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts he jogs over to her. “Thanks, coach,” Edwards says before exchanging a high-five with Lawson. Welcome to the new-look NBA, in which women’s footprints are directly impacting every aspect of the game — from broadcasting booths, to officiating, coaching on the sidelines, front-office executives to ownership. Lawson is one of a record 11 women serving as assistant coaches in the NBA this season. While former WNBA star Swin Cash and Sue Bird are working in NBA front offices. “It’s not a fad,” said Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. “It’s opportunities going to very accomplished women who have given their life to the game.” While it may not be a fad, it is a recent trend. Lieberman remembers a time when the presence of women was hard to spot, or at best found only behind the scenes. The 61-year-old — who has broken barriers as a player, as a coach in the WNBA, head coach in NBA G League and in the NBA as assistant — learned quickly that building relationships was the skeleton key to erasing gender hurdles and opening opportunities in the league. That, along with an occasional assist from forward thinking men like former coach Don Nelson, who in 2009 hired her as the head coach of the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ G League affiliate. Several have continued Nelson’s vision, including San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich, who made Becky Hammon the NBA’s first full-time assistant in 2014; current Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle (he hired Jenny Boucek as assistant in 2017) and the Sacramento Kings organization, which has been responsible for hiring three women as assistants (Lieberman, Boucek and Lindsay Harding). Even the BIG3, spearheaded by founder and entertainer Ice Cube, is helping normalize the idea of women leading men, Lieberman said. “I remember Donnie did an interview and he said, ‘Maybe the best man for the job isn’t a man at all.’ He had a list of criteria he wanted to hit for his head coach. And I hit those,” Lieberman said. The women who have broken into the NBA ranks are garnering respect from players for their experience and basketball knowledge. Celtics guard Gordon Hayward said Lawson has already made her presence felt. “She’s been good as far as just the experience she has as a basketball player,” Hayward said. “Reading the game and kind of little things she sees coaching on the sideline. Having somebody that well-versed in basketball, that experience is good.” Earlier this month, Wizards assistant Kristi Toliver was on the court helping the Mystics win their first WNBA championship. On the sideline, Washington NBA All-Stars John Wall and Bradley Beal were wearing the Wizard assistant’s WNBA jersey and dancing from the stands . NBA players are treating the feedback from Toliver and the other women in the league with the same reverence they give their male counterparts. “The biggest thing I learned is to share your voice and what you’ve learned,” Toliver said. “Doing that has helped me communicate with my guys.” Toliver is in a unique salary situation since she coaches for the Washington Wizards and plays for the Washington Mystics — both owned by same franchise. She was only paid about $10,000 with the Wizards last year because of WNBA salary cap rules. WNBA teams can only pay all their players a combined $50,000 in offseason to supplement pay and Washington only had $10,000 left to pay Toliver. There are no such hiccups in New Orleans, where Pelicans guard Frank Jackson said he always expected to benefit from Cash and Teresa Weatherspoon, who was hired as a New Orleans assistant this season. “They were ballers,” Jackson said. “They were good at their craft and I’ve taken a lot from both of them. ... I’ve always had open eyes and open ears to anyone who plays this game.” The 21-year-old Jackson knows of the women’s exploits because he has witnessed it firsthand. And he is not alone. The WNBA has been around since most players were teenagers, and is older than others; the league was launched in 1996. “As the years go on, they’re going to get more and more recognition,” said Jackson, in his third year out of Duke. “Girls can hoop, too. ... I just think as times change, you’ll see more and more.” Cash believes the NBA is realizing having more women is important to growing the league’s overall brand, business and bottom line. “The reality is and the statistics prove it, is that having women included in your business helps you get more inclusion, helps you get the diversity you need,” she said. “Diversity of thought, not just Black, White, Asian, Latino, whatever.” Stephanie Ready, a former assistant in the then D-League, said a big factor in the opportunities women are getting are coming because the younger generation of NBA executives, such as 76ers general manager Elton Brand. She said the new crop of hiring managers are doing a better job of recognizing what women bring to the table and as the older generation retires, it will get even better. “Some people will age out,” said Ready, one of the first women to be a men’s assistant on the collegiate level with Coppin State and a former broadcaster with the Charlotte Hornets who now currently covers the NBA for TNT and Yahoo. “By that I mean the old regime of men who thought that only men could do these jobs.” Richard Lapchick, who tracks racial and gender hiring numbers for the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB, has long lauded the NBA as being the leader in gender hiring practices. He credits the leadership of Commissioner Adam Silver, who said the league needed to increase the number women coaches and referees in the NBA. Along with the record number of female assistants, five women referees will be working NBA games this upcoming season. Lapchick also believes the NBA will soon have its female head coach. Whether that is Hammon in San Antonio remains to be seen. But whoever it is, Lapchick said the move would go a long way in putting even more women in position to make basketball decisions. “I’d be surprised if it doesn’t happen before the next season,” he said, “or during the next season.” ___ AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney and AP Sports Writers Doug Feinberg in New York and Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report......»»

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Anthony Davis getting used to sharing the load with Lakers

NBA.com staff report Anthony Davis made his preseason Staples Center debut (Thursday, PHL time) and got off to a balanced-if-quiet start in the first half. He had six points (on 2-for-4 shooting), five rebounds and four assists in 16 minutes ... and the Los Angeles Lakers led the Golden State Warriors by 26. The Lakers would go on to win, 126-93, as Davis finished with eight points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks (while sitting out the entire fourth quarter). After the game, even Davis had to marvel at his playing a smaller role and yet his team having a win all-but assured by halftime. "It takes a load off of me," Davis said. "I was joking with LeBron [James] earlier ... this is the first time in a while where I can have five or six points -- whatever it was at halftime -- and we're up by 30. It feels good knowing you don't have to do much, everybody has a role, and when you have guys all over the board who can score the basketball, you don't need to do everything every possession. "It feels good to be able to just, you know, fit in. When the ball comes your way, either score it, pass it and it's kind of been like that all preseason." Davis, of course, spent the last seven seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, where he was the focal point of the offense (and the top target for the opposing defense). Playing alongside James has given Davis more offensive freedom -- even in the preseason -- and allowed him to use his varied talents. "He has seen multiple defenders for seven straight years in New Orleans. He is able to read the defense. He can create for himself any time," James said. "There are not many guys in our league that can affect the game the way AD does. He can score, rebound and pass. He just does it at a high level." To Davis' point, the Lakers got plenty of contributions on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) as James (18 points, 11 assists), JaVale McGee (12 points, six rebounds), Avery Bradley (18 points), Quinn Cook (16 points) and Dwight Howard (13 points) all carried their weight. Lakers coach Frank Vogel expects the kind of harmonious production Davis and James turned in to be the norm come the regular season. "It doesn't have to always go through LeBron like it has with teams past, and it doesn't always have to go through AD," Vogel said. "Quite frankly, even when those guys are out, I love the role players that we have and their ability to carry the load as well. Whether it's having two lob threats, and playing the spread game. We've got a number of shooters out there that can make you pay when we force help, and there's a lot of experience on our club, so hopefully the usage and workload will be spread out.".....»»

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Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extension

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Bradley Beal has agreed on a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers. The agreement was confirmed Thursday by Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein. ESPN first reported the details of the extension. Beal still had two years left on his existing contract. The extension kicks in for the 2021-22 season, has a player option for the following year and means that Beal won’t be part of what has been shaping up to be an NBA free-agent extravaganza in the summer of 2021. The Wizards were willing to give Beal a three-year extension that would have been worth about $111 million over three years. Beal went the two-year route and that protects his future options — he could opt out of the deal in the summer of 2022, coinciding with his 10th year in the league. The 10-year milestone is significant: By having that many years of service, Beal would be eligible to sign a new deal worth in excess of $250 million over the next five seasons. Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard told a story as the team was getting ready to begin training camp of what he says to young players he meets for the first time: Work as hard as Beal. “It sounds easy,” Sheppard said. “Then you come in and you see all the work that Bradley puts in every day, all the leadership he exudes every day. He’s shown time and time again how committed he is to D.C.” Beal has played more minutes than any other NBA player in the last two regular seasons, is one of only five players to not miss a game in that span — and is the lone player to have started all 82 games in both of those seasons. He’s an elite scorer, 12th in the league last season at a career-best 25.6 points per game. And he will be the centerpiece again for a Wizards team that’s without point guard John Wall for the entire season as he recovers from an Achilles injury. Sheppard said Beal is poised for yet another big year, and that the way he was interacting with teammates in recent weeks didn’t give him any reason to believe he wasn’t committed to the team. “He’s ready to play this season,” Sheppard said at his preseason availability last month. “He’s a fantastic, fantastic person. He makes the whole team be better.”.....»»

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PBA: Sliding into DMs, Kiefer paves road for Harris to NLEX

Sometimes sliding into one’s DMs just work out fine. Just ask Manny Harris and Kiefer Ravena. Teammates with the Texas Legends in the NBA G-League, Kiefer helped bring Harris to NLEX for the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. The gamble work as Harris scored 45 in his debut game, leading the Road Warriors to solo second midway through the conference. The entire thing happened almost exclusively on Instagram. “Actually, nag-post lang ako about team sa Instagram and then he messaged me directly, sabi niya na, ‘Yo, is there any team looking for an import out there in the Philippines?’” Ravena said of Harris. “At that time, we were 3-0. Sabi ko, ‘I’ll hit you up.’ Eventually natalo kami against San Miguel, Olu [Ashaolu] got hurt. Opportunities came. I think the management talked among themselves kung anong gagawin and ayun napag-usapan lang nila to change to import,” Kiefer added. At 5-1, NLEX is in position to contend for the first time since Ravena’s very first conference. In getting Harris to replace longtime import Olu Ashaoulu, the Road Warriors are trying to maximize their strong start. “Nagtataka lahat, 4-1 kami pero nagpalit kami ng import,” Kiefer said. “But I guess it’s something for us that says that we’re really going for it,” Ravena added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Cargo Movers claim second straight title

F2 Logistics retained the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference title after staving off archrival Petron, 25-22, 25-18, 17-25, 22-25, 15-12, in an epic knock out battle Thursday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Kalei Mau, Kim Dy and conference Most Valuable Player Majoy Baron took matters into their own hands as the Cargo Movers displayed a well-orchestrated game plan as they stunned erstwhile undefeated Blaze Spikers. Mau, who early in the season-ending conference nursed an Achilles injury, fired 27 kills and had three aces for 30 points and tallied 21 digs for F2 Logistics, who won its second straight title this season after annexing the All-Filipino Conference crown. Baron had 15 points with four coming off kill blocks, Dy got 14 while skipper Aby Marano had five kill blocks in her 10-point outing for the Cargo Movers. “After nu’ng All-Filipino nasa vacation mode pa e. Tapos sabi ko sa kanila mas mahirap maglaro nang hindi tayo kumpleto like nu’ng mga elimination round wala si Kalei so nag-struggle talaga ‘yung team and ito nu’ng bumalik malaking bagay yung pagbalik niya,” said Cargo Movers coach Ramil De Jesus, who steered the club to its fifth title overall. F2 Logistics looked ready to win the fifth set in a lopsided manner, 9-4, before Petron threatened within two, 9-11, in a wild race to the finish with both teams using the Challenge system to contest every crucial point. But the Cargo Movers were able to protect the lead until the finish. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Bernadeth Pons paced Petron, who defeated F2 Logistics in the elims in straights sets, with 23 and 18 points, respectively, while Sisi Rondina chipped in with 14 markers. Meanwhile, Cignal settled for the bronze medal following an emphatic 25-22, 25-15, 25-17 win over Foton. Roselyn Doria delivered six attacks, three blocks and two aces while skipper Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat had 10 and nine points, respectively, for the HD Spikers. Filipino-American setter Alohi Robins-Hardy also shone, finishing with 14 excellent sets with 10 markers built around four kills, three blocks and three aces. None from Foton emerged with double figures with Marian Buitre proving as the lone bright spot in the absence of towering sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat, who are still in Japan to compete in the prestigious V. Premier League. Worse, the Tornadoes lost CJ Rosario, who sprained her left knee after an awkward landing early in the third set. Buitre finished with nine points for Foton, which has yet to win the title after back-to-back conquests in the Grand Prix of 2014 and 2015. Baron also bagged the 1st Best Middle Blocker award while Doria got the 2nd Best Middle Blocker recognition. Rondina earned the Best Scorer and 1st Best Outside Spiker, Maizo-Pontillas brought home the Best Opposite Spiker, while Angel Legacion also of Petron was the Best setter. Fotons’ Shaya Adorador won the 2nd Best Outside Spiker while Jen Reyes pocketed the Best Libero plum.  .....»»

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In Focus: These Adorable Moments Between Maureen Wroblewitz & JK Labajo Give Us Life

It's time to pay attention to this kilig-worthy couple!.....»»

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Cheat Sheet: 5 Reviewing Hacks To Survive Your Exam Week

Slay those tests like the real champ that you are!.....»»

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Style Inspo: Iconic BLACKPINK Outfits You Can Recreate For Halloween

Let's kill this spooky season with BLACKPINK's sassiest outfits!.....»»

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Beauty Inspo: Here s How You Can Steal Jane De Leon s Red Charity Gala Look

We hope Jane de Leon won't mind if we try to snag it for our next big night!.....»»

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In Focus: Things You Should Stop Doing Once You Enter College

It's time to kick those bad habits now that you're living the university life!.....»»

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LPU last hurdle in San Beda’s clean sweep of NCAA 95 elims

Games on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre 2:00 p.m. - Letran vs EAC 4:00 p.m. - San Beda vs LPU Final Four or stepladder playoffs? That question will finally be answered, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre, when San Beda University wages war with Lyceum of the Philippines University. The Red Lions are out for a clean sweep of the eliminations and, therefore, an automatic advance into the Finals starting at 4:00 p.m. On the other hand, the Pirates are out to force a Final Four and, therefore, a tougher time for their new-age rivals and, as always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. Meanwhile, Colegio de San Juan de Letran goes for a morale-boosting victory versus Emilio Aguinaldo College at 2:00 p.m. In Jrs. action, the San Beda Red Cubs are the last hurdle before the LPU Jr. Pirates in their quest for a historic playoff berth at 12:00 p.m. There will also be a matchup between the Letran Squires and the EAC Brigadiers at 10:00 a.m. For the first time ever, the best and brightest young talent in the country will be on livestream......»»

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UAAP 82: Coach Bo chooses to see silver linings even as UP bows to UST anew

The University of the Philippines is now 0-for-2 up against University of Sto. Tomas in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. Still, the Fighting Maroons have nothing to be ashamed of even as they were actually two minutes away from exacting revenge on the Growling Tigers. "I need to take the positive side of our game," head coach Bo Perasol said post-game. Coach Bo, back after a two-game suspension, then went on to laud how his boys battled back from their opponents barrage of bombs in the first half. As he put it, "We started really off. The way I saw it in the first half was that UST really wanted it more." He then continued, "I told them that if that's going to be the case, we're just going to hand over the win to UST. There was no chance that we're going to win against them if that is the body language we're going to show." Indeed, State U just turned it on in the second half and even fought all the way back to a four-point lead with 1:40 left. In particular, Kobe Paras and Jun Manzo delivered the goods in the last two quarters with the former pounding in 11 of his 18 points and the latter pouring in seven of his 12 points in that timeframe. Even more, Paras did that all while battling through a right shoulder injury. "Ang ganda ng pinakita ni Kobe despite the fact na may injury yung shoulder niya. In fact, this is the first time he (saw action) since our last game," his mentor said. And so, while they remain winless against the Growling Tigers, UP also remains nothing but upbeat about its overall chances, but will have to get right back to work. "We're still there, but we need to get one more win and then another because it's not getting any easier," Coach Bo said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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MPBL: Rivero s double-double lets Batangas overcome Gensan at home

The Batangas City Athletics - Tanduay leaned on a raucous home crowd at the Batangas State University Gym on Wednesday to dismiss a gritty Gensan Warriors Burlington side, 85-79, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. Moncrief Rogado's 14 points led Rum City but Prince Rivero copped the best player of the game award with a sterling 13-point, 11-rebound night. "Inulit-ulit ng mga coaches na pag close game it will come down to our character. They formed us well for that," said Rivero afterwards. Batangas rises to 12-5 in the standings with the win while Gensan drops to 13-6. Batangas took the first quarter while the visitors responded well in the second to take a 41-34 lead at the half. Buoyed by the jam-packed arena the Batanguenos pulled to within 62-60 at the end of the third due to the efforts of Jason Melano and Rogado. In the final canto Rum City reeled off an 8-0 run with baskets from Dan Sara, Rivero, Med Salim and Melano to find themselves up 78-74 with three minutes left. But a Pamboy Raymundo lay-up, two of eight that he scored in the final quarter, plus a Marlon Basco triple pulled Gensan to within one, 80-79 with 22 seconds to go. Rogado split from the line for Batangas then got fouled as he grabbed the rebound on the second attempt. He made both of the ensuing pair of charities to ice the game. Even in defeat, Raymundo was outstanding with 21 points and 10 assists. In the second game of the day, Makati Super Crunch steamrolled the Mindoro Tamaraws, 97-65, to improve to 14-3. Super Crunch got 19 points from Juneric Baloria, 15 of which were in a hellacious 37-point first quarter for Makati. The lead was 57-41 at the half but in the third quarter Makati went for the jugular, unspooling a 12-0 run bookended by triples from Josh Torralba for a 69-41 lead. The Tams could only muster six points in the period as Makati went ahead 86-47. Mark Niel Cruz dropped four straight baskets for Makati as Super Crunch cruised to victory. Cruz finished with 18 points while Torralba has 13. Mindoro's offense was centered on Mark Doligon and Rodel Vaygan who collected 25 and 19 points respectively. No one else in the Mindoro roster hit double figures in scoring as the club slides to 6-12. In the afternoon game the misery continued for the SOCCSKSARGEN Marlins Armor On as Bataan Risers - Camaya Coast dealt them a 17th loss in as many games via a 102-71 scoreline. Byron Villarias was on point for Bataan, winding up with 24 points. The Risers showed their intent early taking a 27-14 lead at the first quarter, with Villarias accounting for 11 of those points and Reed Juntilla with eight. Both teams were in an offensive rhythm in the second period as the half ended with Bataan on top 57-45. The third quarter ended with an 8-0 Bataan spurt for a 77-57 lead. Juntilla and James Castro combined for a similar 8-0 run to begin the fourth quarter, ending any hopes of an Armor On fightback. Bataan goes to 10-8 with the win. The Marlins were led in scoring by Exe Biteng's 20 points......»»

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ONE Championship: Danny Kingad will only get better after loss to Demetrious Johnson

Danny "The King" Kingad might have fell short against 12-time Flyweight World Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, but the experience of competing against the future hall of famer has boosted the Filipino’s confidence.  The explosive pair collided in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final at ONE: CENTURY PART I on Sunday, 13 October, and Johnson emerged victorious by unanimous decision. The result was not what the Baguio City native hoped for, but after going the distance with the all-time pound-for-pound great, "The King" knows he can compete against the best in the world. "DJ is my idol,” Kingad said. “Fighting DJ is a big achievement. When I heard that DJ signed for ONE, I wanted to face him because we’re in the same division." "Everyone starts from the bottom ,and now I’m here fighting DJ and I can say that somehow I am [on par] with DJ." The 24-year-old was mostly on the defensive as "Mighty Mouse" pressed the action from the opening stanza to the final bell. “The King” had his moments here and there, which came as a surprise to him. "I didn’t expect what happened. I didn’t expect that I could showcase those grappling skills and I could take down DJ and somehow corner him," he admitted. "I still need to review and watch the fight so I could learn what I could have done better. Of course I was disappointed because I lost, but DJ deserved it." And while the Team Lakay representative took a loss, there is no question to how far he has gone and will go. He knows he is on the top of the flyweight division, and he is willing to face all comers to keep his spot.  "There are many lessons I learned, and I need to review the fight first to evaluate and get back to the gym," he said. "I think I did a great job. I put everything, so I deserve a rematch. Even though I lost the match, but I put up everything. Anyone. I’ll be ready to face anyone.".....»»

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