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Pinoy mixed martial artist wins world championship in Bahrain

Another Filipino was named world champion over the weekend, as Team Lakay's Stephen 'The Sniper' Loman won the inaugural Brave Combat Federation bantamweight world title Friday evening in Bahrain.  Loman made a name for himself in the Guam-based PXC promotion, even earning a world title shot back in March, but the fight was scrapped because of his opponent's weight cut issues.  After a long layoff, Loman returned to action at Brave 9, Friday, and stopped Canadian Gary Mangat via TKO in the first round.  The 22-year old Loman joins the likes of former ONE Championship title holders Eduard Folayang and Honorio Banario as world champions to come out of the famed Team Lakay gym in Baguio City.  Things didn't go as well for another Team Lakay up-and-comer, Jeremy Pacatiw, who lost to Jalal Al Daaja via TKO earlier that night......»»

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Ancajas, Conlan make weight ahead of IBF title bout

Reigning IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin 'Pretty Boy' Ancajas had no trouble making weight for his title defense against Ireland's Jamie Conlan, scheduled for Saturday, November 18th in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  The reigning and defending champion came in at 115-pounds, same as challenger Conlan.  This will be Ancajas' third title defense in twelve months, after successfully retaining the championship against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez and Teiru Kinoshita earlier this year.  Undefeated hometown boy Conlan on the other hand, will be challenging for a world championship for the first time in his 19-fight career.  Ancajas and Conlan do battle for the IBF super flyweight championship at the SSE Arena in Belfast. .....»»

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Kings bounce back from 46-point loss to beat Blazers 86-82

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings bounced back from an embarrassing loss earlier in the week to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 86-82 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). George Hill and Garrett Temple added 14 points apiece, and Kosta Koufos had 10 points and seven rebounds to help the Kings to their third straight home win over a team with legitimate playoff hopes. Neither team managed more than 23 points in any of the first three quarters, and the Kings didn't secure the victory until Cauley-Stein made 1-of-2 free throws with 3.4 seconds remaining. Damian Lillard had 29 points on 9-of-25 shooting and four assists but missed a three-pointer in the final moments for Portland. C.J. McCollum added 19 points. Two days after losing by 46 points in Atlanta, the Kings held off the Blazers with one of their best defensive efforts of the season. Portland committed 18 turnovers and set a season low in scoring. Cauley-Stein had started every game for Sacramento this season before coach Dave Joerger shuffled his lineup and put veteran Zach Randolph in at center. Coming off the bench didn't seem to bother Cauley-Stein, who came on strong at the end. He scored 10 of the Kings' first 12 points in the fourth, including a pair of alley-oop dunks. Portland stayed close and pulled to 82-80 on a pair of free throws from McCollum, but De'Aaron Fox's threee-pointer helped Sacramento hold on. The Kings led by eight early in the second before Lillard brought the Blazers back within 42-41 at halftime. TIP-INS Trail Blazers: McCollum made at least three three-pointers in each of his previous six games — the longest streak of his career — but went 0-for-4 from beyond the arc against Sacramento. .... Portland shot 34.6 percent (8 of 20) in the first quarter. Kings: Sacramento won for the second time in the last 10 games against Portland. .... Buddy Hield limped off the court midway through the fourth with a sprained right ankle and did not return. .... Randolph started at center for the first time this season. ..... Vince Carter (kidney stone) remains sidelined. UP NEXT Trail Blazers: Head back to Portland to host Sacramento on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Kings: Play at Portland on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

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BanKo-Perlas flies to Guam for a 5-day volleyball event

BanKo-Perlas will invade Guam next week for a 3-day clinic and a mini volleyball tournament. The Premier Volleyball League club led by Dzi Gervacio and former University of the Philippines standouts Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon will be in University of Guam for the five-day event starting November 22. Get ready Guam @PerlasSpikers is coming in 4 days! It’s going to be an action packed thanksgiving week! pic.twitter.com/IK9mEL4qC1 — Nathan (@NPineda13) November 18, 2017 The Spikers will conduct a volleyball clinic on November 22, 24 and 25 while the highlight of the event is a one-day tournament slated on the 26th. Also flying to Guam are Sasa Devanadera, Amy Ahomiro, Sue Roces, Kara Acevedo, Mae Tajima, Ella De Jesus, Jem Ferrer and Amanda Villanueva......»»

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Devin Booker s 33 points power Suns past Lakers, 122-113

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Devin Booker hit six three-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in three tries this season, 122-113 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Alex Len had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, who won for just the second time in eight games. Tyler Ulis added 16 points as Phoenix bounced back impressively after giving up 142 points in a home loss to Houston one night earlier. Rookie forward Kyle Kuzma scored 28 of his career-high 30 points in the second half for the Lakers, who have lost 5-of-6. Los Angeles beat Phoenix 100-93 on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), but couldn't match that defensive effort in the rematch. Ulis, Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Suns rookie Josh Jackson all got technical fouls for an aggressive shoving match near the Phoenix bench with 3:17 to play. Booker scored 36 points in the Suns' home loss to the Lakers on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), and he kept up his history of torrid performances against LA. Perhaps motivated by a verbal altercation near the Lakers' bench in Phoenix four days earlier, Booker hit all six of his three-pointers in the first half at Staples Center. Kuzma set a new career-high for the second straight game with a dynamite second half, but the Lakers made no progress on their deficit. Brook Lopez had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles. Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball had a quiet six points, six assists and six rebounds in 38 minutes. Greg Monroe had six points and one rebound in his second appearance with the Suns. One night after giving up 90 points in the first half to Houston, the Suns yielded a measly 53 first-half points to the Lakers while jumping out to a 12-point lead. Booker nailed two three-pointers in the final 14 seconds, with Ball's first field goal on a layup sandwiched between them. TIP-INS Suns: Big man Dragan Bender celebrated his 20th birthday with 10 points and five rebounds. ... Big man Tyson Chandler missed his second straight game with a respiratory illness. ... Jared Dudley missed his fourth consecutive game with a knee injury. Lakers: Larry Nance Jr. has been cleared to return to practice earlier than expected. The forward broke his left hand Nov. 2 (Nov. 3, PHL time) and was expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. ... Kuzma's sixth 20-point game is the most among NBA rookies. UP NEXT Suns: Host the Chicago Bulls on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Lakers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

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Murray scores 31 as Nuggets beat Pelicans 146-114

By Brent W. New, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 31 points and the Denver Nuggets had the NBA's highest-scoring game of the season in a 146-114 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Nikola Jokic added 13 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season as the Nuggets improved to 7-2 at the Pepsi Center. Gary Harris had 22 points in his return after a two-game absence with right shoulder soreness. Anthony Davis had 17 points and five rebounds for New Orleans before he left the game with a concussion in the opening minute of the third quarter. Davis was inadvertently hit in the face by Jokic's head as the Nuggets center was backing him down with the ball. The Pelicans trailed by as many as 27 points in the opening quarter but pulled within 66-58 on Davis' jumper seconds before he went down with the injury. The Nuggets took advantage of the Pelicans without their All-Star big man and outscored them 40-22 the rest of the way in the third. Emmanuel Mudiay's three-pointer before the buzzer made it 106-80. Denver surpassed the 142 points Houston scored against Phoenix just one night earlier for the highest total in the league this season. Denver hit nine consecutive shots to jump out to a 25-4 lead. Three of its starters were in double figures by the end of the quarter: Murray had 11 points while Harris and Paul Millsap each had 10. The Pelicans answered, outscoring Denver 48-29 in the final 14:19 of the half. Rajon Rondo raced the length of the court for a layup at the buzzer to pull New Orleans within eight. TIP-INS Pelicans: C DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points, while Rondo and G Jrue Holiday each had 13. E'Twaun Moore had 16 off the bench. ... Rondo made his second consecutive start of the season after returning from surgery to repair a core muscle injury earlier in the week. ... G Tony Allen missed his fourth straight game with soreness in his left knee. Nuggets: C Mason Plumlee (core strain) was cleared to play after undergoing an MRI earlier in the day. ... Millsap had 20 points and Mudiay had 19. ... Denver Broncos linebackers Von Miller and Brandon Marshall sat courtside. UP NEXT Pelicans: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Nuggets: Begin a three-game road trip Sunday (Monday, PHL time) against the Los Angeles Lakers......»»

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Local bets Bahonsua, Banico carry tennis fight for Siquijor

Local bets Bahonsua, Banico carry tennis fight for Siquijor.....»»

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Igorot hailed as KIX R U Tough Enough toughest Pinoy

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Thai, Quiban tie Gialon in ICTSI golf

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By Peter Atencio ROBERT Bolick Jr. remembered the day when San Beda College lost to Lyceum in the first round.

By Peter Atencio ROBERT Bolick Jr. remembered the day when San Beda College lost to Lyceum in the first round......»»

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Bidders to make FIBA final pitch

MANILA, Philippines — The four bidders to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup will be given a 30-minute window for their final presentations before the FIBA Central.....»»

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14th straight win Irving fuels Celtics surge vs Warriors

BOSTON – Kyrie Irving shot 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics.....»»

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Thai, Quiban catch Gialon in windy day

MANILA, Philippines — Thai Pasavee Lertvilai shot a gutsy 73 in exacting condition while Justin Quiban rallied with three straight birdies from No......»»

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Archers see wringer of F4 tiff vs Falcons

MANILA, Philippines — It’s a dogfight each time they face off and La Salle coach Aldin Ayo expects no less from tough Adamson in their UAAP Season 80 men’s b.....»»

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