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Lynx star, Minnesota legend: Whalen to retire from WNBA

File-This July 3, 2018, file photo shows Minnesota Lynx's Lindsay Whalen being defended by Indiana Fever's Kelsey Mitchell during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Minneapolis......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Blazers rout Generals, end 2-game skid

College of St. Benilde used a big second quarter to crush Emilio Aguinaldo College, 84-71, in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Banal, Go for Gold trounce Che Lu in Game 2 to even PBA D-League Finals

Gab Banal had the hot hand and Go for Gold torched Che'Lu Bar and Grill, 105-81, in Game 2 to tie the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Clarkson gets NBA clearance, but will miss game vs Kazakhstan

It’s official: Jordan Clarkson will see action for Team Philippines in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, after finally securing clearance from the NBA. Source link link: Clarkson gets NBA clearance, but will miss game vs Kazakhstan.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

NCAA: JJ Domingo s breakout performance gives CSB sigh of relief

"Ooh! Sa wakas, nabuhay ka rin!" That's how CSB Blazers coach TY Tang opened the post-game press conference as his longest-tenured player JJ Domingo finally showed up for the first time this season. Domingo, who is playing in his fourth season with the squad, had himself a breakout game of 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal, which helped steer CSB to their third win of the season. For Tang, it's been a long time coming for his most veteran player, who is averaging 2.2 markers in 23.5 minutes for the season. "JJ finally is back. We've been patient, even for this day to come. We know what JJ can do. It's just a matter of getting his confidence back and being able to contribute in a way we know he can," the second-year coach said.  The coach also added that he hopes that the game will a sign of greater things to come. As for the guard, his coaches' incessant desire to keep him going was the key for the breakout, and thanks them for their efforts. "Marami akong games na wala ako masiyadong na-cocontribute. Tapos, yun lang talaga, si coach nag-chchallenge sa akin everyday. Pag wala yung laro ko, masama, walang nangyayari. Tuloy-tuloy na yun. So, ang gusto lang nila coach sa akin, yung decision-making ko maging tama." Another inspiration for the senior is his infant son, who watched the game along with his girlfriend. Domingo kissed his son after the game, a reminder to keep his game going. "Kailangan sa bawat laro ko may parang mapatunayan ko sa anak ko na, kaya ko rin maglaro, ganoon. Sila inspirasyon ko paggising ko, ganoon. Naging emotional talaga ako pag nakikita ko yung baby ko ganoon. So parang nachchallenge ako, every game." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Jielo Razon rescues Perps from upset-conscious JRU

University of Perpetual Help has been the most surprising squad in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament – and much of it is because of its backcourt. Jielo Razon and Edgar Charcos yet again showed their worth on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, getting together in the endgame to shoot the Altas over Jose Rizal University, 78-72. Razon dropped back-to-back bombs set up by Charcos that proved to be the game-winning baskets in their second consecutive victory and fourth overall in six games. “Wala pa kaming easy win, but a win is a win,” head coach Frankie Lim said post-game. Indeed, the rookie guard showed no fear in taking and making two triples inside the last two minutes. Still, it was AJ Coronel who hit his own trey that tied the tally again for Perps after they were at the receiving end of a rally from their opponents. Down by double-digits early in the final frame, Jed Mendoza carried the Heavy Bombers back into the game. In fact, he scored the first seven points in the 9-0 run that snatched away the advantage in favor of his squad, 72-69. Off a timeout, though, Coronel rose and launched a three that found the bottom of the net and knotted the score at 72-all. From there, the Perpetual defense stood strong and allowed no more makes just as Razon and Charcos got together. Razon finished with 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists while Charcos ended with 25 markers, nine boards, and five dimes for the Altas who now have a share of third place. On the other hand, JRU remained winless in seven games despite the best efforts of Mendoza who wound up with 21 points. BOX SCORES PERPETUAL 78 – Charcos 25, Razon 18, Coronel 16, Eze 7, Aurin 5, Peralta 5, Mangalino 2, Pasia 0, Cuevas 0, Sese 0, Tamayo 0 JRU 72 – Mendoza 21, Bordon 10, Silvarez 9, Estrella 8, Padua 6, Mallari 5, Dela Virgen 5, Esguerra 4, Santos 2, Aguilar 0, Miranda 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 34-30, 55-46, 78-72 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Frankie Lim s green light gives Jielo Razon confidence in the clutch

Even as a rookie, Jielo Razon has shown that he can steady the ship. Tied at 72 with under two minutes to go, Razon took matters into his own hands and drilled two straight triples for the Perpetual Altas to keep the upset-conscious JRU Heavy Bombers at bay and got the 78-72 win at the Filoil Flying V Centre.  Edgar Charcos, NO! Jielo Razon, YES! THREE! #NCAASeason94 #GalingNCAA pic.twitter.com/oefWtv3PNO — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 14, 2018 Jielo Razon ANOTHER triple. Cold-blooded. #NCAASeason94 #GalingNCAA pic.twitter.com/uP9LebO86N — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 14, 2018 Those shots are bound to stick with his name for the rest of his collegiate career, all thanks to a confidence booster from none other than head coach Frankie Lim.   "Si coach rin ang nagbibigay ng kumpiyansa, hindi lang sa akin, kundi sa lahat. Lahat naman po kami ready. Alam po namin nira-run namin. Siguro nangyari na yun. Sabi rin ni coach yun, kung open, wala nang hesitate-hesitate," the homegrown Razon said after the game. Lim previously gave praise to his poised rookie as he has made the most of set plays. "Great shots, great shots. Our offense keeps our shooters outside opportunities to take open shots. Nasa players lang on how they want to use it. Big shot from a rookie. He's been playing well for the past games." With the Altas rising to 4-2, Lim acknowledges that the gritty team's wins have never come easy. "Pero ano, a win is a win. Something remarkable happened in the second half. We had like just two turnovers. And I think we're beginning to take care of the ball. Mas maraming nangyayari."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Light Bombers take down Jr. Altas; LSGH still first

STANDINGS LSGH 6-1 MAPUA 5-2 ARELLANO 4-2 PERPETUAL 4-2 SAN BEDA 3-2 JRU 4-3 SAN SEBASTIAN 3-5 LPU 2-5 LETRAN 1-5 EAC 1-6 Jose Rizal High School is streaking for the first time in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament – and with that, has sent a statement about its contention. Following the lead of breakout player John Amores, the Light Bombers clobbered University of Perpetual Help in the earlygoing before holding on for a well-earned 84-72 win on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Amores tallied 18 points, seven rebounds, and three assists to show the Kalentong-based ballers the way to back-to-back wins – their first in the tournament. Now on a win run, JRU is just right behind powerhouses College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, Mapua High School, Arellano High School, and San Beda High School in the standings. However, it was Marwin Dionisio who actually got the Light Bombers to a strong start by dropping all but two of his 10 points in the first quarter. He also totalled 12 rebounds just for good measure. Of course, the Junior Altas kept coming, but Amores and Gab Baluyut just did enough to keep them at bay. With the upset loss, Perps dropped to a  tie for third at 4-2. Main man Joshua Gallano struggled with just four points and three rebounds. Meanwhile, CSB-LSGH retained its top spot in the standings by dropping a 32-point hammer on Emilio Aguinaldo College, 103-71. Inand Fornilos turned in his best game of the season with a 26-point, 14-rebound double-double while Joshua David and RC Calimag each chipped in 12 markers for the now 6-1 Junior Blazers. Joel Cagulangan was relatively quiet once more, but was still felt everywhere with his 10 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and three steals. For the 1-6 Brigadiers, JR Ilustrisimo showed the way with 14 points and seven rebounds. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME CSB-LSGH 103 – Fornilos 26, David 12, Calimag 12, Cagulangan 10, Lao 8, Palencia 8, Cortez 7, Valenzuela 7, Sangco 4, Lopez 3, Morales 2, Arciaga 2, Natividad 2, Lepalam 0 EAC 71 – Ilustrisimo 14, Mejia 13, Rodrin 10, Encila 8, Boado 6, Murillo 6, Balowa 4, Sanosa 2, Quebral 2, Pascual 2, Sumagaysay 2, Calara 2, Lozano 0, Rivera 0 QUARTER SCORES: 25-14, 49-34, 84-47, 103-71 SECOND GAME JRU 84 – Amores 18, Baluyut 18, Vasquez 13, Dionisio 10, Fortuna 7, Ganut 6, Bucoy 6, Delos Santos 4, Portales 2, Icban 0, Macatangay 0, Garcia 0 PERPETUAL 72 – Orgo 23, Barcuma 10, Coloma 8, Galman 6, Galoy 5, Nunez 5, Ogunsanya 5, Gallano 4, Defante 4, Duka 2, Romilla 0, Kawamura 0, Dela Cruz 0 QUARTER SCORES: 24-13, 40-25, 70-49, 84-72 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Clarkson is flag-bearer for Team Philippines in the Asian Games

Jordan Clarkson will have himself quite a debut for Team Philippines. Aside from finally playing for Gilas Pilipinas, the Fil-Am combo guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers will serve as the country's flag-bearer for the 2018 Asian Games opening ceremony set for August 18 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The development was confirmed Chef de Mission Richard Gomez via Dyan Casillejo of ABS-CBN News. On Tuesday, Clarkson finally got full clearance to compete for Gilas in the Asian Games, two days after he was initially denied by the NBA. [Related: Clarkson gets NBA clearance to play in Asian Games] Clarkson is set to make his first game for Team Philippines on August 16 when Gilas Pilipinas takes on Kazakhstan in a virtual knockout game to start the Asiad.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Juvic rejoins tour as PGT unfolds

Juvic Pagunsan hopes to make the most of his rare stint on the Philippine Golf Tour, eager to mark his comeback with a victory on the very course where he nurtured his game and won the Philippine Amateur crown in 2006......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Razon pushes Perpetual Help past winless JRU

University of Perpetual Help needed the endgame heroics by Jelo Razon to escape winless Jose Rizal University, 78-72, in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Razon flourished down the stretch, hitting back-to-back 3-pointers inside the last two minutes to lift the Altas to their fourth win in six games. "We made shots and we made stops. Those are the only ways to win games," said Perpetual Help head coach Frankie Lim, whose squad tied Letran in third place. With the game tied at 72, Razon knocked down a triple put the Altas ahead for good, 75-72, with 1:12 remaining. Feeling it, Razon made another clutch 3-pointer to clinch t...Keep on reading: Razon pushes Perpetual Help past winless JRU.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

H& M revamps online shopping experience

Fast fashion giant H&M is raising its game when it comes to online shopping. The Swedish retailer has unveiled a revamped e-commerce site and mobile application for its United States customers, with new features including a "visual search" mode that will let fashion fans search for pieces by uploading a picture from social media or by taking a photo themselves of a certain style. Additional new features include "scan and find," which lets in-store shoppers check for size availability elsewhere by scanning the price tag of an item, and "rate and review," which will see reviews listed on individual product pages for other customers. The brand has also launched an "inspirat...Keep on reading: H&M revamps online shopping experience.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

Banal, Go for Gold trounce Che’Lu in Game 2 to even PBA D-League Finals

Gab Banal had the hot hand and Go for Gold torched Che'Lu Bar and Grill, 105-81, in Game 2 to tie the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Banal made seven out of eight 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 33 points that went with six rebounds and four assists. The Scratchers broke loose in the third quarter where they outscored the Revellers, 28-10, to grab a 73-58 lead heading into the final frame. Go for Gold also drew a solid outing from Kris Porter, who wound up with 16 points and six rebounds. Game 3 of a best-of-five is on Thursday with the Scratchers hoping to sustain their form. Jason Melano paced Che'Lu, which rallied fro...Keep on reading: Banal, Go for Gold trounce Che’Lu in Game 2 to even PBA D-League Finals.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

‘Fortnite’ gaming star defends not playing with women

“Fortnite” star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins on Monday defended not streaming video game play with women, saying it was to guard against marriage-wrecking rumors. Blevins took to Twitter to address a furor that erupted online after his reasoning for not streaming live play with women was shared at gaming website Polygon. “While I understand some people… link: ‘Fortnite’ gaming star defends not playing with women.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 14th, 2018Related News

God be with you

The 335-strong Philippine contingent has started leaving in batches, knowing every battle will be tough, every game will be difficult in the 18th Asian Games which officially opens in a few days in a riot of colors in Jakarta, Indonesia. Gymnastics gold medal hopeful Carlos Edriel Yulo and tennister Katharina….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

‘Go’ evens series vs Che’Lu

Game tomorrow: (Ynares Sports Arena) 5 p.m. -- Go for Gold vs. Che’Lu (Finals, Game 3) GO for Gold exploded in the second half for a 105-81 victory over Che’Lu Bar and Grill, leveling the PBA D-League Foundation Cup championship series last night at the Ynares Sports Arena. The Scratchers….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

UP, St. Benilde in vital tiff

Game today: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. -- UP vs CSB UNIVERSITY of the Philippines tries to halt a two-game slide against College of Saint Benilde in a crucial match that has a huge implication in the race for the last semifinals berth today in the PVL Collegiate Conference….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

ABS-CBN Sports, Garena partner for 2018 Globe Conquerors Manila LoL tournament

Another major eSports event will soon be watched on ABS-CBN S+A as ABS-CBN Sports and Garena come together for the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” League of Legends (LoL) tournament this August. Fans of the popular multiplayer online video game can witness the best teams in Southeast Asia battle for pride and prize when the tournament goes LIVE from the Mall of Asia (MoA) Arena on ABS-CBN S+A, as well as via livestream and YouTube live for the semifinals and finals this Saturday (August 18) and Sunday (August 19). Garena is exclusive operator of top tier games in Southeast Asia and a leading advocate of eSports in the region. For this tournament, it brought eight teams from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand who have already started battling it out in the preliminaries happening at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila until Friday (August 17). S+A’s coverage on Saturday (August 18) will start at 10 am for the opening ceremonies of the semifinals. The semifinals will be a best of five series between the Group A toppers and Group B 2nd placer in the morning, while the second seed of Group A faces the top seed of Group B in the afternoon. Viewers can also catch the celebrity showmatch featuring popular gamer, musician, and cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao, comedian Empoy Marquez, and James Reid’s brother, Jack, among other personalities. On Sunday (August 19), the victors in the semifinals will figure in another best of five series at 2 pm for the right to book a trip to the 2018 League of Legends World Championships in South Korea as the Southeast Asian representative. There will also be band performances for those who will troop to the venue while it will be hardcore battles for those tuning in to S+A. eSports has been a rising phenomenon all over the world, especially in the last few years, where events such as the League of Legends World Championship can draw over 30 million viewers to rival traditional sports. S+A, which also previously aired a major DOTA 2 event, is committed to helping strengthen the local gaming community and promote eSports as a legit and competitive sporting event.   ---- Don’t miss the heart-pounding action of the various heroes in the virtual world of League of Legends in the live broadcast of the semifinals and finals of the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” LoL tournament this Saturday (August 18) starting 10 am and on Sunday (August 19) at 2 pm LIVE on S+A and S+A HD, as well as via livestream and YouTube live. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Complete 2018 Governors Cup schedule

The PBA is back. Complete schedule for the 2018 Governors' Cup is out and the league will start with a double-header Friday, August 17, at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Columbian Dyip will be up first as they take on the Meralco Bolts followed by an NLEX-TNT clash in the second game. Other notable game are the Phoenix-Columbian match on August 22 where Calvin Abueva will debut with the Fuel Masters. The Abueva vs. Alaska game is set a week later on August 29 at the Big Dome. Defending champion Brgy. Ginebra will meet San Miguel Beer again in the main event of the Septerber 23 playdate while Ginebra vs. Meralco, which has been the rivalry of the Governors' Cup, is set for October 7 in Laguna. Check the complete Governors' Cup schedule below. Here’s the #govscup2018 ELIMS schedule 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/rprYvKV18B — PBA (@pbaconnect) August 14, 2018     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Mapua’s Clint Escamis reigns anew in NBTC NCAA 24 Week 5

After getting tripped by San Beda, Mapua has taken flight once again in the 94th Season of the NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament. Of course, at the controls of the Red Robins ascent is Clint Escamis. The graduating guard averaged 26.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 steals in their back-to-back wins over San Sebastian and EAC. Those numbers were, far and away, the best ones any player had for the week. And so, Escamis now finds himself atop the Week 5 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24 – the second time he has been there in the last four weeks. Coming next after him is JRU’s rising star John Amores who fired 27 points, five rebounds, and four assists, in their upset of powerhouse Arellano. Amores, the frontrunner as the league’s Most Improved Player, also made one of the bigger leaps in the rankings by moving from 11th a week ago to second this time around. Rounding out the top five are King Brave Aaron Fermin, Perpetual pillar Joshua Gallano, and LSGH lead guard Joel Cagulangan. From outside the rankings, Mapua’s Jonnel Policarpio pumped in norms of 15.0 points and 13.0 rebounds to place at eighth – sandwiched between teammate Dan Arches and Arellano’s Rom Junsay at sixth and seventh, respectively, as well as LSGH’s RC Calimag and Perpetual’s Emman Galman at ninth, and 10th, respectively. Meanwhile, San Sebastian rookie stud Milo Janao and Lyceum stalwart Mac Guadana suffered big drops and now stand at 15th and 18th, respectively. Here are the complete Week 5 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24: 1. Clint Escamis (MU) (2) 2. John Amores (JRU) (11) 3. Aaron Fermin (AU) (4) 4. Joshua Gallano (UPHSD) (13) 5. Joel Cagulangan (CSB) (1) 6. Dan Arches (MU) (8) 7. Rom Junsay (AU) (15) 8. Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (N/A) 9. RC Calimag (LSGH) (N/A) 10. Emman Galman (UPHSD) (N/A) 11. Inand Fornilos (CSB) (6) 12. Joshua David (CSB) (5) 13. Penny Estacio (SBU) (18) 14. Kean Baclaan (SSCR) (16) 15. Milo Janao (SSCR) (3) 16. Paolo Hernandez (MU) (N/A) 17. John Delos Sanos (JRU) (22) 18. Mac Guadana (LPU) (7) 19. Kai Oliva (SBU) (20) 20. Kent Pelipel (SBU) (N/A) 21. Cjay Boado (EAC) (19) 22. John Barba (LPU) (21) 23. JR Ilustrisimo (EAC) (9) 24. CJ Balowa (EAC) (N/A) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News