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Digong may game plan kay Trillanes.....»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: News1 min. ago Related News

Lady Bulldogs win 51st straight even as DLSU remains winless

New stars continue to shine for National University as it registered its 51st win in a row dating back to 2014 on Wednesday at the MOA Arena. Trixie Antiquerra fired a career-high 27 points, Jack Daniel Animam turned in her best performance thus far, and Ria Nabalan flirted with a triple-double as the Lady Bulldogs pounded on University of Sto. Tomas, 95-65, for a strong 3-0 start in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Antiquerra waxed hot right from the start and had 21 of her career-high in the first two quarters alone. Still, the Tigresses were keeping close and were only behind by three at halftime. “The players just settled down. I told them at halftime that they’re rushing things too much,” head coach Pat Aquino said post-game. Indeed, the third quarter was a different story as the three-time defending champions turned it on and outscored their opponents, 25-14. “Again, it has to be teamwork in the end for a team like this,” Aquino said. In the final frame, Animam and Nabalan then took over and combined for 17 of their team’s 29 points. By themselves, the two outdid UST which only mustered 13. Animam wound up with a 23-point, 18-rebound double-double while Nabalan stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals. By taking down the Tigresses, NU is now the only undefeated team in the tournament. Anjel Anies topped the scoring column for UST with 18 points. Suffering their first setback in three tries, they find themselves in a three-way tie for the second spot with Ateneo de Manila University and Far Eastern Univeristy. Meanwhile, Adamson University scored its first win of the tournament, edging out De La Salle University, 88-84. Nathalia Prado scored a career-best 26 points to lift the Lady Falcons onto the win column now at 1-2. At the same time, they added to the woes of the Lady Archers who remained winless after three games. Ana Castillo paced last year’s runners-up with 19 points. Without a doubt, they continue to miss the services of ace scorer Camille Claro and bigs Susan Al-Mohamen and Benette Revillosa who are all out for the season due to injury. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME NU 95 – Antiquerra 27, Animam 23, Nabalan 17, Itesi 13, Camelo 6, Del Carmen 5, Ano-os 4, Harada 0, Cacho 0, Sison 0, Ceno 0 UST 65 – Anies 18, Penaflor 14, Angeles 13, Tortillo 8, Jerez 3, Magat 3, Larosa 2, Gandalla 2, Isanan 2, Sanggalang 0, Manuel 0, Capilit 0, Valera 0, Aujero 0 QUARTER SCORES: 17-15, 41-38, 66-52, 95-65 SECOND GAME ADAMSON 88 – Prado 26, Alcoy 13, Rosario 13, Cabug 11, Araja 7, Camacho 6, Lacson 2, Villanueva 2, Razalo 2, Cacho 2, Tacitac 2, Gaite 2, Aciro 0 DLSU 84 – Castillo 19, Dagdagan 10, Torres 9, Vergara 8, Arciga 8, Del Campo 8, Nunez 7, Jimenez 7, Paraiso 6, Javier 2, Figueroa 0 QUARTER SCORES: 21-26, 44-42, 66-64, 88-84 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

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Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season

em>By Ian Harrison, Associated Press /em> TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon's home run off Toronto's Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the last run in the Royals' 5-2 loss, was his eighth this season and the 159th of his 11-year big league career. 'A pretty cool thing to be a part of,' Gordon said. 'I didn't hit many this year, but I guess I made one count.' It was the 17th home run of the night in the major leagues and came just after Detroit's Alex Presley tied the record when he connected at home against Oakland's Daniel Gossett. Gordon said he heard talk of the record on a clubhouse television after Toronto's Darwin Barney homered in the sixth. 'I was kind of aware that we were getting close to it,' he said. 'After I walked back to the dugout. I kind of forgot about it.' Holding the ball he hit over the right-field wall, Gordon said he didn't plan to keep the historic memento or anything else from the game. 'I'm going to give it to Cooperstown,' Gordon said. 'I figured they'd probably have much more reason to have it than I do. I don't really want to remember too much about this season, so I'll probably just give it away and let them take care of it.' There were 5,610 homers last year, an average of 2.31 per game, and this year's average of 2.53 entering Tuesday's action projects to 6,139. That would be up 47 percent from 4,186 in 2014. 'I don't know what to make of it,' Royals manager Ned Yost said. 'Guys are bigger and guys are stronger. but so are the pitchers. There sure are a lot of home runs being hit.' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has noticed the surge in homers but doesn't have an explanation. 'It really looks like the ball is flying,' he said. Power subsided after the start of drug testing with penalties in 2004. The home run average dropped in 2014 to its lowest level since 1992, then started rising during the second half of the 2015 season. 'My biggest take on it is that players are trying to hit more home runs,' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. 'Their philosophy overall, a lot of these position players, is to get the ball in the air and also pull the ball and get the ball in the air and hit it as far as you can. So you're increasing the launch angle, whatever you want to call this, stay away from the groundballs. And so they're sacrificing a little bit more contact to do a little bit more damage.' When the previous record of 5,693 was set in 2000, Sammy Sosa led the major leagues with 50 home runs and Barry Bonds hit 49. Miami's Giancarlo Stanton leads the major leagues with 55 home runs this year, followed by New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge with 44. Yost said he doesn't believe more players are swinging for the fences than in years past. 'You're always looking to elevate,' Yost said. 'You're not going to make a whole lot of money hitting the ball on the ground in this league because the defenders are so quick and athletic. You've got to get the ball in the air, I think, if you're going to be successful.' ___ em>AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley contributed to this report. /em> .....»»

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Tiger Woods event out of Congressional, looking for sponsor

ATLANTA — The tournament that Tiger Woods launched 10 years ago remained on next season's PGA Tour schedule......»»

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Messi nets 4 goals as Barcelona keeps perfect record

MADRID — Lionel Messi added to his impressive start to the season by scoring four goals and helping Barcelona rout Eibar 6-1 to extend its perfect record in.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News5 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Klopp angry as Liverpool eliminated from League Cup

em>By Steve Douglas, Associated Press /em> Liverpool failed to finish off a slew of chances and conceded a sloppy goal in a 2-0 loss at Leicester in the English League Cup, arousing the ire of its frustrated manager Juergen Klopp on Tuesday. It is becoming a familiar narrative for the Reds in a disappointing month when they haven't won any of their four matches. Questions are now being asked the team's efficiency at both ends of the field. Liverpool over-ran Leicester in a dominant first-half display, with Philippe Coutinho orchestrating the attacks from midfield. But the visitors struggled after the Brazil playmaker was substituted at halftime of the third-round match in a pre-planned move from Klopp. In another game-changing substitution, Shinji Okazaki came on in the 53rd minute for Leicester, scored 12 minutes later with a deflected shot after Liverpool's defense was beaten to two headers, and then laid the ball on for Islam Slimani to drive home a stunning second goal at King Power stadium. 'Second ball from a corner and a goal from a throw-in — I'm sick of goals like this, to be honest. Unbelievable,' Klopp said. Referring to the first goal, Klopp added: 'We didn't push up together — I say it one time, I say it a thousand times. It's not nice to concede these goals.' Since beating Arsenal 4-0 in the Premier League before the international break, Liverpool has been thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City and drawn 1-1 at home to Burnley in the league, conceded late to draw 2-2 with Sevilla in the Champions League, and has now been eliminated from the League Cup. Klopp is easing Coutinho back to full match sharpness after the midfielder missed Liverpool's first six games of the season — officially because of injury and illness — while he was the subject of three transfer bids from Barcelona. Leicester couldn't handle Coutinho's passing and movement in the first half, and only came into the game when he was off the field. 'They've got a world-class player in Coutinho,' Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said. 'I was very relieved when he went off.' Liverpool finished the game having had 21 shots, but only three on target. Against Burnley on Saturday, the Reds only scored once from 35 shots. Tottenham was among the other Premier League teams to win on a night when top-flight sides mostly fielded fringe players for what is regarded as the inferior cup competition on the English calendar, compared to the FA Cup. ___ strong>SPURS EDGE THROUGH /strong> In another unconvincing domestic display at its temporary home of Wembley Stadium, Tottenham beat second-tier Barnsley 1-0 thanks to Dele Alli's close-range goal in the 65th minute. Tottenham hasn't won any of its three Premier League games at Wembley this season, but has beaten Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. ___ strong>HODGSON'S FIRST WIN /strong> Crystal Palace scored its first goal since Aug. 22 to earn a 1-0 win over Huddersfield and a first victory under new manager Roy Hodgson. Bakary Sako was the scorer from a corner. Palace has started the Premier League season with five straight losses and no goals, the first time that has happened in the history of England's top flight. Hodgson replaced the fired Frank de Boer last week. Defender Pape Souare came on as a substitute for Palace for his first appearance since breaking his jaw and thigh, and picking up other injuries, in a car crash a year ago. ___ strong>STOKE, BURNLEY ELIMINATED /strong> Stoke lost 2-0 at Bristol City and Burnley was eliminated on penalties by Leeds after a 2-2 draw, as two second-tier League Championship teams got the better of Premier League sides. Bristol City also knocked out a Premier League team in Watford in the second round. Bournemouth, West Ham and Swansea were Premier League teams to advance to Round 4.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports5 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Messi nets 4 goals to keep Barcelona with perfect record

em>By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press /em> MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi added to his impressive start to the season by scoring four goals and helping Barcelona rout Eibar 6-1 to extend its perfect record in the Spanish league on Tuesday. Messi converted a penalty in the first half and scored three more goals in the second to give Barcelona its fifth straight victory in the league. The Argentina playmaker took his tally to 12 goals in eight matches this season, including nine in the five league games. Messi had already scored a hat trick in Barcelona's 5-0 rout of Espanyol in the Catalan derby two rounds ago. The result gave Barcelona a five-point lead over Sevilla, which hosts Las Palmas on Wednesday. Real Sociedad, six points back, is at Levante on Thursday. Defending champion Real Madrid, seven points behind Barcelona, hosts Real Betis on Wednesday. It has been a rather unexpectedly good start to the season for Barcelona, which began the league amid turmoil after seeing Neymar leave for Paris Saint-Germain and losing the Spanish Super Cup match to Real Madrid. It is the best start to the league for Messi, who in 2011-12 had scored eight goals after five matches. He is the league's leading scorer, with four goals more than Simone Zaza of Valencia, who had a hat trick in a 5-0 rout of Malaga earlier Tuesday. 'He is one of the smartest players I've ever seen on a field,' Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of Messi. 'You don't really know how, but he is always in good position. He is extraordinary.' It was the fourth time Messi has scored four goals or more with Barcelona. Brazil midfielder Paulinho and Denis Suarez also scored for the Catalan club, while Sergi Enrich netted Eibar's goal. Barcelona was without Ousmane Dembele, who injured his left thigh at the weekend and is expected to be sidelined for up to four months. The young France forward, Barcelona's top signing during the transfer window, traveled to Finland to undergo surgery on a ruptured tendon. He made only three appearances after arriving to replace Neymar. Valverde left Luis Suarez on the bench and started with Gerard Deulofeu, Denis Suarez and Messi as a false '9'' in the attack. Paulinho, the Brazil midfielder who came off the bench to score the winner against Getafe on Saturday, also made it to the starting lineup. 'Today we have been able to rest certain players and give playing time to others who needed to play and it turned out well,' Valverde said. ___ strong>LOSING AGAIN /strong> Valencia won 5-0 with a hat trick by Simone Zaza to hand Malaga its fifth straight loss to start the season. Zaza scored his three goals eight minutes apart early in the second half to give Valencia its first victory after three straight draws and move the club into third place. Forward Santi Mina and Rodrigo also scored for the hosts at Mestalla Stadium.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports5 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Stanton needs one last surge to match Maris' 61 homers

em>By Steve Wine, Associated Press /em> MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton asked to sit out a game — not so much because he was tired of playing, but because he was tired of making outs. Swinging a weary bat and stalled for a week at 54 homers, Stanton requested a day off Sunday and was held out of the Miami Marlins' starting lineup. 'I don't like doing that, but also you've got to be smart,' he said. 'It's just that time of the year.' The pause in his pursuit of 61 homers, or even more, seemed to help. On Monday, the Marlins slugger hit a three-run homer, an RBI single and a 118-mph lineout against the New York Mets. With 55 homers, he needs six in the final 12 games to match Roger Maris' hallowed 1961 total of 61, meaning he needs one more power surge. What is Stanton thinking about those numbers? 'Don't play like I have been,' he said. 'We'll worry about it when we're done. I haven't had the greatest at-bats lately, so just have better at-bats and good things will happen.' The most prodigious, prolific home run hitter in the major leagues might also be the streakiest. His latest homer snapped a 9-for-62 slump (.145). Before that, he hit 18 homers in a 25-game span with a batting average of .387 and an OPS of 1.489. Some consider Stanton the front-runner in the National League race for most valuable player. But Marlins manager Don Mattingly doesn't even consider him the team MVP, giving the edge to All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna because he has been more consistent. Ozuna has hit at least .295 with at least 18 RBIs in every full month this season. Stanton's monthly average has ranged from .242 in June to .349 in August. He entered Tuesday's game against the Mets hitting .190 in September. He is chasing bad pitches and missing a lot, which is what happens when Stanton slumps. 'I haven't felt too well,' he said. 'But I've had more comfortable at-bats the past couple of days. I've just got to turn it around.' There's time. He homered in six consecutive games in August. But in a sport with no clock, he's racing one. Stanton acknowledged last month that 61 homers is a goal because Maris' record stood for 37 years before Mark McGwire broke it during the era tainted by steroids. Others agree 61 looms large. 'I'm interested to see if he's able to tie or break that record,' Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said. 'It's significant for people that held that number holy, sacred, which might be my generation and those before me. I think it's a huge deal.' That sentiment is shared even in the American League, where the breakout season by New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge has become overshadowed by Stanton's pursuit of another Yankee — Maris. 'What he's doing is pretty remarkable, to be able to even talk about getting there,' Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said. 'It's going to be fun to watch down the stretch.' Mets manager Terry Collins grew up a Yankees fan and remembers Maris' 1961 season. 'It was pretty cool to think someone could hit more than 60 home runs in a season,' Collins said. 'And Stanton is doing it when times are different. Pitchers are different, parks are different. It's truly a tremendous feat what he's doing.' Stanton's homer total is the highest since Ryan Howard hit 58 in 2006. He has a chance to become the first player to reach 60 since steroids-fueled 2001, when Barry Bonds hit 73 and Sammy Sosa hit 64. The Marlins' remaining schedule includes three dates at hitter-friendly Colorado, where Stanton has 10 homers in 20 career games. Along with the Mets, he'll also face Arizona and Atlanta. Monday's homer off Matt Harvey gave Stanton hope, as did that 118-mph lineout to left field. 'Those are good outs,' Stanton said. 'I haven't had even too many good outs lately. Even if it doesn't look as pretty, it's how you feel. Hopefully I get some games like this, and it leads to something better.' One last surge might be enough for 61. ___ em>AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum in New York and freelancer Nate Latsch in Cincinnati contributed to this report. /em> .....»»

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30 teams in 30 days: Golden State Warriors seem primed for another dominant season

30 teams in 30 days: Golden State Warriors seem primed for another dominant season.....»»

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A cup winner in soccer, Rio Ferdinand now eyes boxing belts

em>By Rob Harris, Associated Press /em> LONDON (AP) — When Rio Ferdinand hung up his boots two years ago, a career competing in sports appeared over. Coaching jobs weren't considered. Only television punditry kept the former Manchester United and England captain in soccer. There was still something missing for Ferdinand in retirement. Leaving the field, didn't dim his competitive streak. The former defender was missing an outlet to channel the aggression that helped him win every major honor with United. Ferdinand has found it. At 38, he is planning an unlikely transition to become a professional boxer. 'It's a chance to really get my competitive juices flowing again,' Ferdinand told The Associated Press. 'I really do miss that.' There are financial benefits, too. Ferdinand is being bankrolled by a bookmaker whose branding was plastered over the backdrops at Tuesday's announcement. 'I don't look at this as a circus,' Ferdinand told the media inside York Hall, a shabby but renowned east London boxing venue. 'I'm not trying to disrespect anyone. I'm taking it seriously.' It is no stunt, Ferdinand maintained, despite the links to a betting company renowned for often tasteless stunts. There is, however, no prospect of Ferdinand entering the ring soon. A professional license is yet to be granted by the British Boxing Board. 'I've got the utmost respect for the boxing fraternity and I'm not saying I'm going to be a world champion,' Ferdinand said. 'I'm saying there are loads of hurdles to get over and I'm going to meet them head on.' Since his wife Rebecca died of breast cancer in 2015, Ferdinand has three children to bring up. 'They just said, 'Dad, don't get knocked out,'' Ferdinand said in an interview. 'I've got to maintain that respect once I walk through the front door. So I'll be doing everything I can do not to get knocked out.' That was the concern raised by Curtis Woodhouse, a former Sheffield United midfielder who went on to win the British light-welterweight title. 'My advice to Rio would be show the game the respect it deserves,' Woodhouse tweeted, flagging up the dangers of boxing. 'This is no joke, you can die 'playing' boxing.' Ferdinand, who is aiming to fight at cruiserweight, realizes that. 'I've accepted the challenge based on many nights thinking about what the potential downfalls are,' he said in response to Woodhouse's comments. 'But I want to go in there and give it a real good shot.' For now, there is a three-month training regime to get there. Ferdinand will be working on his technique and conditioning with former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, who has been involved with Britain's Olympic team. 'I wasn't that interested (in being the trainer), when they said it was going to be a retired footballer, in their 30s,' Woodhall said. 'But then when they said it was Rio, that changed my mind. I've always admired his attitude and his healthy living. 'He'll be a fairly small cruiser, in terms of the weight. He's tall and rangy.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports6 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Squires keep streaking with sixth straight, keep Braves reeling

strong>STANDINGS /strong> br /> CSB-LSGH 10-2 br /> Malayan 10-2 br /> Letran 8-4 br /> San Beda 7-5 br /> San Sebastian 5-6 br /> Arellano 5-7 br /> LPU 5-7 br /> Perpetual 4-7 br /> JRU 4-8 br /> EAC 1-1 It has been more than a month since Colegio de San Juan de Letran last lost in the NCAA 93 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Niel Tolentino and Lakksman Ganapathy made sure that wasn’t changing on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, showing the way for the Squires as they successfully defended their winning steak against determined Arellano High School via a 65-58 victory. The Intramuros-based squad last lost on August 4 for a 2-4 standing. Since then, they have rang off six consecutive victories to grab and then keep hold of solo third. “Nakuha na nila yung sistema e. Naintindihan na nila kung anong kailangan namin,” head coach Raymond Valenzona said. This is a marked improvement for a team which won just seven of 18 games a season ago. “Pero ang Final Four pa rin ang goal namin, siyempre,” Valenzona said. The better showing was yet again in display in this one as Valenzona’s boys took charge right from the get-go and never trailed. Of course, the Braves slowly but surely crept back to within 55-60 inside the last two minutes only to see Niel Tolentino’s layup right through the defense of MVP leader Aaron Fermin spark Letran’s 5-2 charge to close the contest. In the end, Tolentino had 13 points, seven rebounds, and two assists while Lakksman Ganapathy provided the backup with a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double.. With the win, the Squires gained more separation from archrival San Beda High School which stands at solo fourth with a 7-5 record. They also remain within striking distance of the top two spots occupied by both 10-2 Malayan High School of Science and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills. On the other hand, Arellano is now essentially in a must-win situation after dropping its third in a row. At 5-7, they are tied for the sixth spot with Lyceum of the Philippine University. Fred Segura led them in the losing effort with 25 points while Fermin tallied 11 points, 16 rebounds, and seven blocks. Meanwhile, Jose Rizal High School finally took down a non-contender, dispatching Emilio Aguinaldo College, 92-85. Toby Agustin topped the scoring column with 26 points as the Light Bombers registered their fourth win in 12 games. This adds to their upsets of San Beda, Malayan, and Arellano. The loss dropped the Brigadiers to 1-11. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

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Rebyu sa musical na A Game of Trolls ng Philippine Educational Theater Association......»»

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Austin vows Garnett-like intensity for Chooks-Pilipinas

Isaiah Austin is a nice guy, he gives nice answers during interviews and overall, he's just a pretty good person. However, the moment he steps on the basketball, Isaiah Austin is a changed man. Unless you are his teammate, he's coming after you. Actually, even if you're his teammate but he feels like you're not playing on a level that's necessary for winning, Austin is going after you too. 'It's not gonna be a lot of smiles from me except for my teammates when we're playing well,' he said. 'But other than that, I'm trying to go at people's heads, I'm trying to dunk everything, I'm trying to block every shot, get every rebound. I try to be a monster, a beast,' Austin added. Isaiah's incredible passion for the sport is reminiscent of former NBA MVP Kevin Garnett, his favorite player. And KG, who won the NBA title for with the Boston Celtics back in 2008, is a pretty intense dude. 'My whole life, Kevin Garnett has been my favorite player. I feel like I have the same passion that he has, I have the same attitude on the court,' Austin said. 'You guys are gonna see how mean I am on the court, that's just because I'm so competitive and I wanna win,' he added. Despite being only 23 years old, the 7'1' Austin is relied upon to be the leader for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA Asia Champions Cup. Isaiah is all for it. It's a challenge he's taking head on. 'That's completely fine with me [leadership role]. My whole career, I've been a leader on any team that I have been on judt because I'm very vocal and I'm very passionate about winning,' he said. 'I have a lot of passion for this game, it's given me so much. I feel like everybody needs to give back to it 100 percent. If I see a guy who's slacking, I'm gonna call them out and tell them to pick it up. You can't hang your head if you're missing shots, you can't hang your head if things don't go your way. You can always control your attitude and how hard you're playing,' Austin added.   br /> --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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Letran returns to winning form just in time for playoff push

Just in time for the stretch run in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Colegio de San Juan de Letran has put a stop to its downward spiral. Leaning on big-time scoring outbursts from Bong Quinto and JP Calvo as well as steely resolve in the endgame, the Knights weathered the storm brought about by desperate Arellano University, 84-73, on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Quinto posted a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double while Calvo fired eight of his 20 markers in the final frame as Jeff Napa’s wards barged back into the win column now at 6-6. “At least, nakabalik na kami sa win columm. Important win sa amin ‘to,” the head coach said. This puts a stop to a three-game slide that, at one point, took them out of the playoff picture. “We took care of business ngayon and pambwelo sa amin ‘to ulit,” Napa said. Now, however, they are tied for fourth with Emilio Aguinaldo College. Letran was in control for majority of the matchup and still led by 12, 79-65, with under two minutes remaining until the Chiefs staged a comeback and came as close as 73-79. It was at that point that Marwin Taywan committed an unfortunate unsportsmanlike foul that sent Rey Nambatac to the line. That was just the gift birthday boy Napa needed as Nambatac split from the stripe and with the ballback, Calvo’s triple finished the job in their much-needed win. “JP, consistent naman siya. Yung others ang kailangan sumunod,” the now 37-year-old mentor shared. The Knights’ captain wound up with 14 points and eight rebounds while Jerrick Balanza and Alex Mandreza chipped in eight points apiece off the bench. “Good thing sumunod nga yung iba and naging maganda ang result para sa amin ngayon,” Napa said. For Arellano, Kent Salado showed the way with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Still without much help, however, he saw his squad drop back-to-back losses now at 4-8. BOX SCORES LETRAN 84 – Calvo 20, Quinto 20, Nambatac 14, Balanza 8, Mandreza 8, Gedaria 4, Vacaro 4, Taladua 4, Balagasay 2, Bernabe 0 ARELLANO 73 – Salado 23, Alcoriza 10, Flores 7, Dela Cruz 7, Meca 6, Taywan 6, Canete 5, Concepcion 3, Abanes 3, Nicholls 2, Villoria 1, Enriquez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 26-20, 45-36, 68-59, 84-73 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports20 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Johnson joins, Domingo returns for Alab Pilipinas

Alab Pilipinas will be getting back one of its key cogs while also welcoming a big-time boost for the looming 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. Versatile Lo Domingo will be returning for another tour of duty for the Philippines. Introducing himself to everybody a year ago, the 23-year-old emerged as the perfect complement to fellow Filipino-American Ray Parks Jr. He served as the squad’s hustle player as well as defensive specialist. And now, Domingo will have a more imposing frontcourt partner in American Ivan Johnson. The six-foot-eight, 255-pound center is a menacing inside presence who will also bring much-needed attitude to a squad which fell a notch below top two Hong Kong and Singapore last season. Johnson was last seen by the Filipinos reinforcing TNT all the way to the championship in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. He also played two seasons for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Domingo and Johnson will flank reigning and defending Local MVP Parks Jr. for reloaded Alab.. The Alapag-guided and Parks Jr.-bannered Filipinos will once again see action in the ABL commencing later in the year. All of the action will still be on S+A, S+A HD, and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/abl. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

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LOOK: UAAP Season 80 badminton schedule

LOOK: UAAP Season 80 badminton schedule.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 19th, 2017Related News

Bucks re-sign 40-year-old Jason Terry

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season......»»

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Has NU finally found its post-Alolino point guard in Bartlett?

Playing in only his second game and matched up against De La Salle University, Jordan Bartlett came through for National University. Coming off the bench and out of nowhere, the erstwhile anonymous Filipino-American dropped a career-high 23 points in 69 percent shooting on top of four assists and four rebounds in the Bulldogs’ close 109-115 loss to the Green Archers last Saturday. And according to head coach Jamike Jarin, Bartlett can only get better. “What you saw in Jordan was still an up-and-down game. He’s just gonna get better,” he said. Without a doubt, Jarin was nothing but happy to see his rookie break out this early in his collegiate career. “I’m just happy kasi you just guide these kids. He did really play well today,” he said. The first-year point guard came over from Maryland, USA a year ago – 13 years or so after his first trip here. “I first went to the Philippines when I was five then we lived here for maybe two years. But all I have from then are faded memories,” he shared. He then continued, “So this is kind of my first time living here. So far, it’s all been a good experience for me.” Bartlett’s return to his hometown was much welcome for NU which has been searching for steady hands at the point guard position ever since Gelo Alolino left. All four of the Sampaloc-based squad’s four playoff berths from 2012 to 2015 had Alolino at he helm of the attack. After his graduation, they have tried and tested the likes of Rev and Chammy Diputado to mixed results. Now, the Bulldogs have someone who had just gone toe-to-toe with Season 79 Rookie of the Year Aljun Melecio. “I use my quickness to beat people. I can attack and create for my teammates and it all starts with me pushing the ball,” he said. He then continued, “That’s how I am with defense as well.” And the blue and gold have even more reason to celebrate as their emerging force is raring for more. Asked if he’s ready for more responsibilities, he answered, full of confidence, “Of course!” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

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Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat Beckham, Giants

em>By Tom Canavan, Associated Press /em> EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants 24-10 on Monday night. The Lions (2-0) sacked Eli Manning five times and Stafford put together another big game while sending the Giants (0-2) to a second straight disappointing performance in a season where so much was expected. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returned from a sprained left ankle, but New York still struggled offensively. Stafford found Marvin Jones for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter and passed to Eric Ebron for a go-ahead 7-yarder in the second. Matt Prater added a 56-yard field goal just before halftime that bounced off and over the upright, helping the Lions to a 17-7 lead at the break. Ezekiel Ansah had three sacks as Detroit joined Atlanta and Carolina as the only unbeaten teams in the NFC through Week 2. Beckham, a three-time Pro Bowler who missed the season opener, had four catches for 36 yards in limited action. Manning threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram on the first play of the second quarter, but the rookie tight end was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for a seemingly obscene gesture. It allowed the Lions to get the ball at the Giants 45 after the kickoff went out of bounds and Stafford drove them for a second score. New York closed to 17-10 on Aldrick Rosas’ 25-yard field goal early in the second half, but it wasted a chance for a TD. The Giants had first-and-goal at the 1 and then got pushed back to the 11 on a holding penalty on a first-down run. Agnew then helped clinch the game for Detroit with his big return with 12:56 left, faking out New York punter Brad Wing on his way to the end zone. It was the fifth-longest punt return in team history. Manning was 22 for 32 for 239 yards for New York, while Stafford was 15 for 21 for 122 yards. Stafford also threw for four touchdowns in Detroit’s season-opening victory against Arizona. strong>INJURIES /strong> Lions SS Tavon Wilson (shoulder) left in the second half. ... The Giants lost starting RT Bobby Hart on the opening series. LG Justin Pugh moved to tackle and Brett Jones replaced him. Giants also played without starters MLB B.J. Goodson (lower leg) and CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle-hand). Backup LB J.T. Thomas (groin) was ruled out early in the second half. strong>MEMORY LANE /strong> The Giants held a halftime ceremony to honor the 10th anniversary of their 2007 Super Bowl championship team. Coach Tom Coughlin and Hall of Famer Michael Strahan brought the Lombardi Trophy onto the field. New York beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the title game. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Lions: /strong> /em>Host the undefeated Falcons on Sunday afternoon. em> strong>Giants: /strong> /em> At Philadelphia for Sunday afternoon game. .....»»

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Center Plumlee returning to Nuggets on 3-year, $41M deal

DENVER — Mason Plumlee lived out of a hotel last season after being acquired in a February trade and didn’t get a chance to venture out much in Denver......»»

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