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Falcons moving on after loss

MANILA, Philippines — Their frustration from the missed opportunity in a Final Four game against La Salle where they felt they got the raw end of the deal in.....»»

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FEU’s Dennison: ‘Ayoko matapos UAAP career ko na talo’

Ron Dennison has had quite the career in the UAAP. With one championship to go along with five playoff appearances, he has been the constant in Far Eastern University’s consistent contention in recent memory. And in his fifth and final year, the now 23-year-old has posted his best individual numbers with per game counts of 11.6 points in 46.9 percent shooting to go along with 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals. Still, Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum could have been his last game in the UAAP as the fourth-seeded Tamaraws had a tall task in front of them – down erstwhile league-leading and twice-to-beat Ateneo de Manila University to remain in the running. For Dennison, the goal for his last game is plain and simple. “Sa akin, yung pagpunta ko pa lang dito sa game, ang mindset ko ay itong larong ito ay para sa pamilya ko,” he said. Indeed, the recruit from Cebu was only going to continue showcasing his skills so that he could also continue giving his family a brighter future. Still, he said that he wanted to keep wearing the green and gold just a little longer. As he put it, “Ayoko matapos yung UAAP career ko na talo kami. Gusto ko pa maglaro sa Finals.” And so, even during practices, Dennison urged his teammates to step up so that all of them would breathe more life into their campaign. “Sa practices namin last week, kinausap ko silang dapat ibigay na namin lahat. Yung takot namin, iniwanan na namin sa practice at puro lakas nang loob ang dinala namin sa game,” he shared. That much was evident as all of FEU just seemed more determined than the Blue Eagles in their matchup. “Buong game, sinasabi kong tulungan nila ako kasi ‘di ko rin naman kaya mag-isa,” he said. Arvin Tolentino and Hubert Cani were only more than willing to heed the call of their floor leader with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Another graduating player, big man Prince Orizu, also made his presence felt with 10 points and five rebounds while energy guy Richard Escoto made an impact as well with nine markers and seven boards. And in the end, the Tamaraws downed Ateneo, 80-67. And in the end, Ron Dennison will have one more game, at the very least, to play in the UAAP. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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We shot the ball just abysmally -- Baldwin

Ateneo de Manila University missed 45 of its field goal attempts.  The Blue Eagles just couldn’t find the bottom of the net. And that pretty much summed up how the Katipunan-based squad surrendered the match against Far Eastern University, 67-80, on Sunday in the 80th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Big Dome. Good thing Ateneo is armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four so the Blue Eagles still have a chance to clinch a Finals spot against repeat-seeking De La Salle University on Wednesday.      But Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin would definitely want to forget his wards terrible shooting day. “I think FEU played real well,” said the mentor, who saw his team go down 17 points late in the fourth. The Blue Eagles had a hellish 26-of-71 field goal clip (36.62%). They heaved 32 attempts behind the arc but swished in only 10. “We shot the ball just abysmally,” said Baldwin, whose squad suffered its second straight loss after winning its first 13 games. “We had open shots particularly in the first half, and we didn't hit them. I think our confidence kind of went down, and I hate to see that because with young kids, you don't ever want to see their confidence sort of erode a little bit,” he added. “And then in the second half, we started forcing it. I think our offense got worse because we tried to force shots, and you know, you just don't see our guys shoot airballs. We shot airballs tonight. Can't really tell you why, we just shot the ball badly.” It didn’t help that the Blue Eagles turned the ball over 16 times that FEU converted to 17 points. Baldwin also pointed out his boys were ‘too soft’ in contesting shots and the Tams took advantage, nailing their shots almost at 50% with 31-of-63 field goal shooting. “If you look at the stats, almost all of their shots were contested field goal attempts. But I don't think our contests had any sort of vigor to them,” he said. “Our defense seemed to lack the last 10% of effort that it needs to have an impact on a good offensive team, and tonight FEU was a good offensive team.” “Forget the regular season, whatever it means,” he added. “This is playoff basketball, and they were sharper on both ends. I have to figure out why we weren't.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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Ex-Eagles Racela, Tolentino, Cani just lifted FEU over Ateneo

Yet again, Far Eastern University and Ateneo de Manila University are set to go the distance in their semifinals matchup. The Tamaraws and the Blue Eagles, whichever the twice-to-beat team between them is, have gone to a knockout bout four times in the last 17 years. The most recent of which has been set now in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament after the boys from Morayta topped the Katipunan-based team, 80-67, on Saturday. That discards Ateneo’s twice-to-beat advantage and then sets up a knockout bout on Wednesday. Much of FEU’s big-time win was thanks to head coach Olsen Racela and key cogs Arvin Tolentino and Hubert Cani. Racela called the shots for a game plan that outworked all of the erstwhile league-leaders while Tolentino and Cani scored 13 and 11 points, respectively. Those three just so happened to be former Blue Eagles. For Racela, now the Tamaraws’ mentor, facing his alma matter is no big deal. “Wala naman. Nagkataon lang na sila ang kalaban ko sa Final Four,” he told reporters. He then continued, “Pero doesn’t matter kung sino kalaban ko. I’m just cherishing the experience of going up agianst different coaches. It just so happened na Ateneo ang kalaban.” Racela was part of Ateneo’s championship in the late ‘80s. Tolentino only shared the same sentiment. “Wala na rin sa akin yung ganun, (facing my) former team. Kumbaga, natanggal na rin dahil nasanay na ako kasi nakalaban na namin sila sa summer leagues and dito sa UAAP twice (sa eliminations),” he said. The sweet-shooting big man wore the blue and white in Seasons 77 and 78 before transferring to Morayta. And there, Tolentino reiterated that he has found his home. “Sa FEU, yung spirit, na-adopt ko na rin kaya naisip ko nang hindi na ‘to sayang. Hindi na yung, ‘Sayang, sana nandun ako (sa Ateneo),” he shared. He then continued, “Kasi tinanggap ako nang buong-buo ng FEU.” Cani, Tolentino’s teammate both in Ateneo and then in FEU, said their sights remain set on the bigger picture. “Siyempre, masarap yung panalo, pero laging sinasabi ni coach Olsen na next play. Itong game na ‘to, tapos na ‘to at iisipin na namin yung next game,” he expressed. Racela, Tolentino, Cani, and the rest of the Tamaraws figure in a do-or-die matchup with the Blue Eagles on Wednesday at the MOA Arena. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Standhardinger clutch as Hong Kong holds off Alab Pilipinas

Hong Kong Eatern's championship composure prevailed. The defending Asean Basketball League champions scored big road win over Alab Pilipinas Sunday, taking a close 92-89 decision at the MOA Arena to start the league's eight season. Losing 15-point lead, Hong Kong dropped a 9-0 run early in the fourth quarter, turning a 73-74 deficit into an 82-74 advantage to restore order against Alab. The Philippine team tried to rally again in the final two minutes and change, making it to within one point in the last 10 seconds following an and-one play from reigning local MVP Ray Parks Jr., but the Eastern Sports Club managed to hang tough for the victory. Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger buried two clutch baskets for Hong Kong, the first a jumper to put the champs up, 90-86, and the final one a being layup to seal the final tally. Josh Urbiztondo had a chance to send the game in overtime with five seconds to go but his halfcourt heave went in and out......»»

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Tams stun Eagles to force decider in UAAP semis

MANILA, Philippines — “Lagi kong sinasabi sa kanila, ‘One game. One game......»»

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Ex-Blue Eagles Tolentino, Cani star for FEU in Final Four

Arvin Tolentino had his fair share of the spotlight during his time for Ateneo while Hubert Cani had been a prized recruit of the Blue Eagles for Season 78. Both, however, are now under Far Eastern University and the two produced enough moments that caused heartbreak for Ateneo in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament. Tolentino had 13 points while Cani had 11 pointsin the Tamaraws' 80-67 victorySundayat Smart Araneta Coliseum. READ: Tamaraws force deciding game, stun Blue Eagles For Tolentino, who was the Rookie of the Year in 2014, his time as a Blue Eagle was far behind him and that he's now a full-fledged Tamaraw. "The spirit of FEU, the mentality of...Keep on reading: Ex-Blue Eagles Tolentino, Cani star for FEU in Final Four.....»»

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Blue Eagles misfire, lose confidence in defeat to Tamaraws

Ateneo rarely saw its shots fall against Far Eastern University in their Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament. What did go down was, as head coach Tab Baldwin said, the team's collective confidence. "I think our confidence kind of went down," said Baldwin after a 80-67 loss to the Tamaraws Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "I hate to see that because with young kids you don't ever want to see their confidence erode a little bit." Ateneo shot 26-of-71 from the field good for 37 percent and nearly half of those attempts were 3-pointers. The Blue Eagles chucked up 32 attempts from long distance and made just 10, but what made things difficult for t...Keep on reading: Blue Eagles misfire, lose confidence in defeat to Tamaraws.....»»

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‘Quick adjustment’ for returning Blatche

Andray Blatche may have been away from Gilas Pilipinas for much of 2017, and yet the big man felt like he never left. Gilas held a practice session Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in preparation for its game against Japan in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers where Blatche is once again the team's naturalized player. "We had practice earlier in the day and I'm pretty much comfortable with the offense, the defense, the players, and the coaching staff," said Blatche, who arrived in the country early Sunday morning. "It was a quick adjustment for me." Blatche was also visibly in great shape, a far cry when he arrived in the country for the last Fiba qualifiers in 2016. T...Keep on reading: ‘Quick adjustment’ for returning Blatche.....»»

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Lorna and sons recall Christmas with Rudy

What would you give your loved ones this holiday season? What would you like to receive this holiday season? What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? Actress Lorna Tolentino and sons Renz and Rap Fernandez share with the Inquirer their fondest holiday wishes, thoughts and memories. Lorna says she's now "trying to figure out what Rap and Renz need or use often." "I will try to get something useful and practical for them. Simple things that they can depend on, to pursue a healthy lifestyle." As for her own Christmas wish, Lorna yearns for "success, happiness and peace in Christ Jesus." Rap hopes to give "some highlighters to my mom and box...Keep on reading: Lorna and sons recall Christmas with Rudy.....»»

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Controversy and acclaim for ‘Shazam!’ teen actor

Teen actor Asher Angel was recently cast as Billy Batson, the secret identity of DC superhero Captain Marvel, in the coming film "Shazam!"---but, this isn't his first high-profile project. The 15-year-old also stars in the popular Disney show "Andi Mack," which has attracted both praise and controversy for its gay storyline. Currently on its second season, "Andi Mack" has a young gay character, Cyrus (Joshua Rush), who has a crush on cool kid Jonah, played by Angel. While the comedy-drama series is reaping praise for featuring such reality-inspired story arcs, the show was recently banned by Kenya's Film Classification Board, warning that "any attempt to introduce gay programmi...Keep on reading: Controversy and acclaim for ‘Shazam!’ teen actor.....»»

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Curiosity Got The Chef Season 6: The Spot Restaurant

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Listed Season 1: Touring Amarela Resort

Listed brings a new dimension to features by offering a more hands on, immersive experience to your usual lifestyle programming......»»

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Food Prints With Sandy Daza Season 2: What Makes Pampanga The Country s Culinary Capital?

Tag along with Chef Sandy Daza in his one of a kind food adventure!.....»»

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Listed Season 1: Dessert Lovin At Kitchen s Home Patisserie!

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Goffin shocks Federer, faces Dimitrov in ATP Finals decider

LONDON, United Kingdom – David Goffin shocked overwhelming favorite Roger Federer on Saturday, November 18 in the last 4 of the ATP Finals and will face Grigor Dimitrov for the title in the season finale. Belgium's Goffin had never previously beaten the Swiss 19-time Grand Slam champion in 6 attempts and ........»»

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UST Tigresses knock out FEU Lady Tamaraws

MANILA, Philippines – The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigresses advance in the UAAP Season 80 women's basketball stepladder playoffs by defeating Far Eastern University (FEU), 86-72, on Sunday, November 19 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  The two teams went neck-and-neck for a 19-all deadlock after the first quarter. ........»»

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FEU pulls off a shocking win over Ateneo, forces semis game 2

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws stunned the top seeded Ateneo Blue Eagles, 80-67, on Sunday, November 19, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  The Tamaraws repeated a page in their Season 79 final 4 story against the Blue Eagles, forcing a game 2 of the semi-finals ........»»

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Former Eagles Racela, Tolentino and Cani come up big in FEU’s surprise drubbing of Ateneo

MANILA, Philippines – All season long, people have been wondering what it would take to defeat the once-unbeaten Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles. Their eternal rival De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers even had to mount a 10-0 comeback last Sunday, November 12, just to escape with ........»»

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