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272 Filipino bets ready for war in 18th Asian Games

Philippine sports officials hope the swashbuckling opening-game victory by the national quintet will serve as an inspiration for the rest of the Filipino athletes as they start their quests for precious mints the day after curtains finally go up in the 18th Asian Games here tonight......»»

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Juvic Pagunsan charges back as Jobim Carlos takes control

It took Juvic Pagunsan 36 holes to re-familiarize himself with the course where he nurtured his game. And when he did, there could be no stopping perhaps the best player Negros has ever produced from marking his return to the Philippine Golf Tour with a victory......»»

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'ChalkGen18: Meet The 18 Individuals Of This Year s Chalk Bright Young Manila

These young game-changers are worth knowing......»»

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NLEX upends TNT to open PBA Govs’ Cup campaign

ANTIPOLO---NLEX played through without its fiery head coach Yeng Guiao and repulsed TNT, 103-90, to take an opening day victory in the PBA Governors' Cup Friday at Ynares Center here. Deputy Jojo Lastimosa mentored the Road Warriors with Guiao leading the Philippine basketball team in the ongoing Asian Games Oluseyi Ashaolu, who was nursing a sore right knee due to a partially torn patellar tendon, still had a monster debut, unleashing 33 points, 23 rebounds and three assists for NLEX. NLEX, although in control for most of the game, waited until the fourth quarter to create a big enough lead between itself and the KaTropa. The Road Warriors entered the final frame with a ...Keep on reading: NLEX upends TNT to open PBA Govs’ Cup campaign.....»»

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Some PH athletes to miss Asian Games opening parade

JAKARTA---A huge chunk of the 272-strong Philippine delegation arrived in this version of Asia's Big Apple on Friday, but some athletes will be missing what many consider to be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the parade of athletes that will open the 18th Asian Games Saturday night. It's duty to country first, before anything else. The women's volleyball team, back in the Games for the first time in 36 years, will forego its chance to march in front of close to 100,000 fans at Bung Karno Stadium here as it needs to buckle down to serious work with a match with bitter Southeast Asian region rival Thailand up on Sunday. "We need this practice because our game on Sunday will be...Keep on reading: Some PH athletes to miss Asian Games opening parade.....»»

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Stephen Curry supports women s game by hosting girls camps

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, center, greets basketball camp participants after taking a group photo at Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. For the fir.....»»

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NCAA: Jed Mendoza’s cry just may be a rallying cry for JRU

The cheers rained down on Jose Rizal University as it scored its first win – on the basketball court, that is – on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Struggling for all of the first round of the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament, those cheers was all Heavy Bombers top gun Jed Mendoza wanted to hear. “Alam ni Lord, alam ng team na gustong-gusto kong manalo. Every game naman, binibigay ko lahat,” he said. Mendoza and his teammates lost all of their first seven games before a league ruling overturned one of their losses and turned their 0-7 record to 1-6 last Thursday. A day later, Mendoza and his teammates were celebrating their first win – on the basketball court, that is. That is even truer as throughout their terrible start to the season, Mendoza has been at the receiving end of heavy criticism. And so, when that final buzzer sounded, the third-year guard could only let out all those tears. “Parang nabawasan ako ng tinik sa dibdib talaga. Ngayon kasi, pag sinabi na JRU, ako nagre-represent e as captain ball and superstar,” he shared. He then continued, “Parang pag binabatikos yung team, ako kaagad e,” he shared. That was why from start to finish of their school hymn, he was crying and pointing at the JRU crowd. “Hindi na para sa akin ‘to, para kay Lord na ‘to, para sa team, para masuklian ko yung binibigay nila coach. Nahihiya na rin kasi kami sa JRU community na todo-suporta pa rin sila,” he said. While he was doing that, his father figure on the team was fighting back tears of his own. “Hindi ako naiyak sa panalo e. Dito ako naiyak,” head coach Vergel Meneses told reporters, referring to Mendoza who was sitting beside him in their first post-win interview in the season. He then continued, “Nakita kong gustong manalo talaga e. I hope yung ibang players ko, madala rin yun.” All season long, coach Vergel has been preaching patience and perseverance for his rebuilding crew. “Nakita ko pa lang sa Filoil (Preseason), prangka na ako sa kanila at sinasabi kong swerte na tayong manalo ng tatlo o apat,” he shared. That is exactly why the Philippine basketball legend, always the competitor, changed up his coaching style for this season. For example, in one instance in the endgame, Mendoza was forced into a turnover which then led to a timeout for Emilio Aguinaldo College. Instead of giving him a scolding, however, the usually fiery coach Vergel just kissed him on the head. All of this, the Heavy Bombers’ mentor understood, will just be part of their process. “We take all the criticism as a challenge. Naging constructive criticism na lang that will help us,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: Durham gets near triple-double as Bolts beat Columbian to start Governors Cup

ANTIPOLO CITY --- Meralco got the win and that's the more important thing. The Bolts got themselves a challenge from the Columbian Dyip Friday at the Ynares Center here but Meralco still managed to be first on the board in the season-ending joust, picking up a tough 109-106 victory. Down by as many as 12 points, Meralco picked up the pace in the third period to take control of the game but had to hold on in the final secons as the Dyip tried to make a final comeback. Reigning two-time Best Import Allen Durham was still beasting for the Bolts, finishing with a near-triple double of 26 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists to get Meralco's title bid going. "It's a good start for us for the conference, it was a tough win," head coach Norman Black said. "Columbian played very well, their import was very good," he added. The Dyip were up 14 in the second quarter and took a 10-point lead at the break. But with Durham leading the way, Meralco quickly turned things around in the third. The two-time Best Import scored 13 points to start the second half as the Bolts outscored Columbian, 42-23, to gain control of the game. After Durham, Baser Amer fired 23 points for Meralco. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. For the Dyip, import Akeem Wright dropped 30 points and 14 rebounds in his PBA debut.   The Scores: Meralco 109 - Durham 26, Amer 23, Tolomia 14, Hodge 11, Caram 10, de Ocampo 10, Canaleta 9, Salva 4, Newsome 2, Hugnatan 0, Laneta 0, Bono 0. Columbian 106 - Wright 30, King 24, Khobuntin 10, Corpuz 10, Escoto 8, Camson 8, McCarthy 5, Celda 5, Tubid 2, Cahilig 2, Cabrera 2, Lastimosa 0. Quarters: 26-25, 53-43, 85-76, 109-106.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

UAAP: Nabalan named 1-on-1 queen

Ria Nabalan of National University was named the first-ever UAAP Season 81 Last One Standing 1-on-1 Hoops Challenge women's division champion Friday inside the Mall of Asia Arena. The Lady Bulldog beat Adamson's Nathalia Prado, 8-6, in the Final. Nabalan came back from a 4-5 deficit with back-to-back treys for an 8-5 lead. Prado scored a basket to close the gap but the Lady Falcon bricked her last two attempts. Prado advanced to the Final after a hard-fought sudden death, 9-8, win over Jhazmin Joson of Ateneo de Manila University. The match was tied after the five-minute regulation. Prado took the win by scoring the first basket in the sudden death. Nabalon took the other championship seat with a 10-8 win over Cristine Cortizano of University of the East. Prado secured a spot in the semis with a 2-1 card in Pool A, winning over De La Salle U's Rossini Espinas, 4-3 and Elondra Rivera of University of Sto. Tomas, 5-3. Prado's lone elims loss came at the hands of Nabalan, 4-5. Nabalan also finished the elims with a 2-1 mark. She defeated Prado and Espinas, 8-6, to bounce back from an opening game 6-8 loss to Rivera. Joson swept Pool B with victories over University of the Philippines' Noella Cruz, 7-4, University of the East's Cristine Cortizano, 7-5, and Far Eastern U's Princess Jumuad, 8-5. Cortizano secured the last semis seat after earning superior quotient over Cruz and Jumuad, who were locked in a three-way logjam at 1-2 cards. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

NCAA: Two wins in one game for coaches Vergel and TY

College of St. Benilde was at the bottom half of the standings before getting two wins in two days. The Blazers were standing below .500 at 3-4 before an NCAA ruling overturned their first loss in the tournament. San Sebastian College-Recoletos has been forced to forfeit two of its wins as the league has decided with finality last Thursday in favor of disciplinary action for RK Ilagan. Ilagan, one of Baste’s top guns, was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league in Quezon City in late June. The third-year guard averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in San Sebastian’s first five games – two ending up in wins. With the league’s decision, however, those two wins will have to be overturned and the Golden Stags’ record is now 1-8. Conversely, the two teams Baste beat in those two games will gain a win. That gave CSB a win to put it over .500 at 4-3 and Jose Rizal University its first win in seven games. The Blazers wasted no time in building on that win with another win, this one a victory versus Arellano University on Friday. And with two wins in two days, the Taft-based team rose from seventh in the standings to fourth. That did rapid development did not escape head coach TY Tang. “Sa buong career ko, ngayon lang ata ako nakakita ng two wins in one game,” he candidly told reporters post-game. Likewise, JRU was languishing at the bottom of the standings, losing all of its first seven games before the league’s ruling turned their 0-7 record to 1-6. A day later, the Heavy Bombers then edged out Emilio Aguinaldo College for their first win – on the basketball court, that is. Now, they are three spots out of the bottom of the standings at 2-6. Their win run may be shortlived, however, as their next assignment is defending champion San Beda University. Still, head coach Vergel Meneses said anything could happen. As he put it, “We’ll see. Bilog ang bola, malay mo makatsamba naman kami.” He then continued, “Ganyan lang ang JRU ngayon – tsamba-tsamba lang.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

PBA: Meralco will deal with Finals once they get there says Black

ANTIPOLO CITY --- After losing the last two Governors' Cup Finals, Meralco obviously wants to win the conference in 2018. However, the Bolts will worry about a third straight Finals when they actually make it back. For now, Meralco is content with dealing about the tournament one opponent at a time. On Friday at the Ynares Center here, the Bolts handled business, beating Columbian for win no. 1. "We have to get there [Finals] to even have a chance of winning," head coach Norman Black said. "We're just worried about Talk 'N Text," he added. The Bolts play the KaTropa on Sunday, still at the Ynares Center. Despite not looking too far ahead, Black says Meralco will for sure do a better job in the Finals, if they make it there. "Hopefully, we put ourselves in a situation where we might be able to see the Finals again," Black said. "We'll do a better job, hopefully we win it. But I'm just worried about the next game," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, too

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) --- The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom, and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and isat Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy. Madonna follows 12-year-old David's progress in Portugal closely, living in Lisbon and often posting photos andvideos from the sidelinesof his games. "It is actually David's idea that we should build a football academy," Madonna said on a recent visit to Malawi, where she adopted four of her six children, including David, and where she's done extensive chari...Keep on reading: Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, too.....»»

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MB Rundown: 3rd week of August 2018

Here is this week’s #MBRundown: 1. Public lauds level-up evacuation shelters of some LGUs for flood victims 2. MMDA continues dry run for driver-only ban 3. House to resume budget deliberations 4. US Embassy in Manila confirms planned return of Balangiga bells 5. Cavs guard Clarkson joins Gilas in Asian Games Source link: MB Rundown: 3rd week of August 2018.....»»

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Guiao earns cheers

JAKARTA — Yeng Guiao made heads turn following Gilas Pilipinas’ masterful performance in its first game in the men’s basketball competition of the 18th Asian Games on Thursday. The Rain or Shine-backed Nationals registered a 37-point blowout, 96-59, against a bigger, more experienced Kazakhstan squad to gain momentum entering their very crucial game against China […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News20 hr. 20 min. ago Related News

Thompson returns to LPGA

LOS ANGELES, California — Lexi Thompson defends her LPGA Indianapolis title this week after more than a month away from the game to give herself a mental, emotional and physical break. The American said it was a “hard decision” to skip the Women’s British Open two weeks ago, but one she thought was well worth […].....»»

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Clarkson, Yao Ming keen observers at Asian Games basketball

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines. Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philippines' opening 96-59 win over Kazakhstan. After getting a special exemption from the NBA to play for the Philippines in Jakarta, the US-born Clarkson should be ready to suit up for the next game against China. And that has the attention of ex-Houston Rockets and Chinese all-star center Yao. Clarkson, one of three NBA players given an exemption by the league to play in Jakarta, said he had a frustrating time while his status for the tournament was being considered. The NBA also granted exemptions to Houston Rockets 7-foot-1 (2.17-meter) center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks forward Ding Yanyuhang to play for China. "We went back and forth so many times, saying I was going to play, then I wasn't going to play," the 6-5 (1.96-meter) Clarkson told Philippines' reporters after Thursday's game. "Now, being able to participate is awesome. "I'm very excited to know that I'm finally getting to do this, being able to play ... for the country. It's definitely something that I've been looking forward to." Clarkson, who qualifies to play for the Philippines through his maternal grandmother, has four days to get familiar with "fun style of play." "I feel the support, the love all the time," he said. "My grandma is real proud I'm able to do this now." The Philippines is playing a tournament for the first time since 10 players and two coaches were suspended following a wild brawl in a World Cup qualifier against Australia on July 2. Three Australian players were also suspended. Video of the brawl was widely played around the world, with punches thrown, chairs tossed at players, and security needed to restore order......»»

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REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED

Miss the PBA yet? Don't worry as there's more action coming your way starting Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will tip off this weekend and we have prolific imports in town, 12 of them to be exact. Get to know who they are before we start the third and final conference for this season.   Justin Brownlee --- Ginebra By now, Justin Brownlee needs no introduction but here goes anyway for the benefit of those who don't know him for some reason. Brownlee is a three-time PBA champion for the Gin Kings and a one-time Best Import. His first two titles came in the Governors' Cup. The first one was in 2016 when he hit "The Shot" in Game 6. The second one was last year when he led the barangay to a Game 7 win in front of more than 50,000 fans at the Philippine Arena. He's a Ginebra legend.   Allen Durham --- Meralco The reigning two-time Best Import is back for the Bolts and he's looking to complete some unfinished business. Durham has led Meralco to two Governors' Cup Finals in his previous two stints in the PBA but each time, the Bolts lost to Ginebra for the title. Is third time the charm for Allen Durham and Meralco?   AZ Reid --- San Miguel Arizona Reid won two Best Imports back when he was still with Rain or Shine and he won his first Governors' Cup title when he switched over to San Miguel. Now, the high-scoring import is back for the Beermen after a one-year hiatus. He has some business to finish here and at the top of the list is regaining his lost PBA championship.   Eugene Phelps --- Phoenix El Destructor first made a name for himself in the Governors' Cup. The Commissioner's Cup might not be his best cup of tea but when it comes to the season-ending conference, Eugene Phelps has proven before that he's a force to be reckoned with. With an upgraded local lineup and perhaps better durability this time around, El Destructor might just become extra destructive to the oppposition.   Henry Walker --- Blackwater The Elite made their second playoff appearance last year in the Governors' Cup with Henry Walker. As the no. 8 seed, they were a few minutes away from stunning no. 1 Meralco to go to the semis. Mr. Inspiration has provided nothing but positive stuff for Blackwater and with a longer build up, the Elite might be ready to take the next step in the Governors' Cup in order to salvage what has been a lost season.   Mike Harris --- Alaska The Aces are bringing in Mike Harris as reinforcement in the Governors' Cup. Harris has NBA experience with the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz. He has tremendous international experience and the PBA is only the latest in his long list of stops. He has a career average of 3.4 points in the NBA, playing a total of 54 games spread across five seasons.   Akeem Wright --- Columbian The Dyip will have 33-year-old Akeem Wright for the Governors' Cup. Wright was undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft and since then, he's built an international career with stops in the Middle East and Europe.   Romeo Travis --- Magnolia A close buddy of LeBron James, Romeo Travis is back in the PBA. The first time, he played for Alaska and won Best Import but lost in the Finals to San Miguel Beer  back in 2015. Now, Travis will suit up for the Magnolia Hotshots. Travis of course is part of the LeBron's high school team at St. Vincent-St. Mary.   Olu Ashaolu --- NLEX We've seen Olu in the Commissioner's Cup as he played NLEX's last game of the conference as part of the team's prep for the Governors' Cup. Ashaolu played for Lousiana Tech and Oregon and college and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.   Rashad Woods --- Northport The Batang Pier will go with Rashad Woods for the Governors' Cup. Woods has had memorable stints in Mexico and in the Middle East, where he's known as the "Arab Ace."   J'Nathan Bullock --- Rain or Shine Bullock is back for a second stint with ROS. Last season, Bullock and the Elasto Painters were eliminated in the quarterfinals but not after erasing TNT's twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Bullock will join a ROS team that will be coming off an Asian Games campaign in Indonesia.   Mike Glover --- TNT Glover was Globalport's replacement import for Globalport two years ago but now, he'll start for the KaTropa in the 2018 Governors' Cup. The hulking forward went for 25.6 points and 14.0 rebounds in his first PBA tour.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PBA: Meralco starts revenge tour 2.0

Meralco revenge tour 2.0 will kick off Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Losers of the last two Finals, the Bolts hope third time is the charm and their latest run will start with a showdown against Columbian to kick off the 2018 Governors' Cup. Reigning two-time Best Import Allen Durham is back to once again reinforce Meralco while Columbian will have Akeen Wright as import. Tip off will be at 4:30 p.m. In the second game at 7:00 p.m., sister teams NLEX and TNT will dispute their first win of the season-ending joust. The Road Warriors will be without head coach Yeng Guiao who is at the Asian Games handling Gilas Pilipinas.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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A visit to Northern Ireland: No more Troubles, but a lot of Game of Thrones

NORTHERN Ireland may not be on most people’s itineraries when visiting the United Kingdom, but it should be. The post A visit to Northern Ireland: No more Troubles, but a lot of Game of Thrones appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Blame game

IT is significant and even providential that the first big flood in Bacolod happened under the earlier administration of Mayor Evelio Leonardia that gave birth to the Anti-Baha movement. Now another flood happens on his watch and the movement surged back into the public square. This movement, headed by Jean Trebol, is composed of prominent […] The post Blame game appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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