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Rejected by La Salle in high school, Sean Manganti shows how far he’s come

Rejection has a way of making people better. Take for instance the case of Adamson University forward Sean Manganti, who was technically a reject of De La Salle's basketball program. Manganti tried out for one of the high school teams under De La Salle's educational system but he was cut off without even having met the head coach of the squad. READ:From zero to hero: Sean Manganti redeems himself with game winner This rejection has been a source of motivation for Manganti and seven years later he relishes being able to savor a win over La Salle. Manganti led Adamson University to 57-50 win over the Green Archers in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball, which incidentall...Keep on reading: Rejected by La Salle in high school, Sean Manganti shows how far he’s come.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Unlikely hero lifts Warriors past hot-shooting Jazz

    MANILA, Philippines – Jonas Jerebko buried the game-winning tip-in as the Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down to escape the Utah Jazz, 124-123, in the NBA thriller on Friday, October 19 (Saturday, October 20, Manila time) at Salt Lake City, Utah. Playing just his second game with the Warriors, Jerebko ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

He had juice and fire, Steph Curry on game hero Jerebko

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Utah was the only team last year to beat Golden State thrice. And this time, the Jazz came close to pulling off another upset until a former player came back to haunt them. Jonas Jerebko executed a clutch tip in with 0.3 seconds left against his former team ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

Bradley s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Steve Pearce hit a tiebreaking solo homer for Boston off Joe Smith in the sixth inning, a drive that sailed just inside the foul pole in left field for a 3-2 lead. Bradley's slam capped a five-run burst in the eighth against Roberto Osuna. The Astros closer got two outs but allowed two singles and plunked consecutive batters to force in a run. Bradley then crushed a 1-1 fastball into the right field seats to send Houston fans streaming toward the exits. Game 4 is Wednesday night, with Boston's Rick Porcello opposing Charlie Morton. With his childhood hero and fellow Alvin, Texas, native Nolan Ryan sitting behind the plate, Eovaldi turned in another solid start. Red-hot slugger Alex Bregman had shared video Monday on Instagram of Houston hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs off Eovaldi in his previous outing against the Astros......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 17th, 2018Related News

PVL: Valdez not closing doors on politics

Alyssa Valdez could be looking at running for public position in the future. With the local elections just a few months away and following volleyball legend Leila Barros being elected as a senator in Brazil, Valdez said that she’s ‘not closing her doors’ to politics.      In fact, she and some local volleyball stars are now in the process of conceptualizing a partylist that aim to promote the welfare of Filipino athletes and nation building through sports.     “You know honestly kami talaga nina Ate Cha (Soriano), mga teammates ko from Ateneo, we really wanted to (form) a partylist,” said the Creamline power hitter. “Gusto talaga namin ang ibang tao na mag-support talaga sa sports. ‘Yun pa lang parang may concept na.” A representation in the House of Representatives, according to Valdez, will give athletes a voice in the government.  “We really wanted to help not just volleyball, siyempre we want the support talaga sa lahat ng sports,” added the three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player.  “Lalo na ako na nakikita ko whenever I go out of the country like Asian Games grabe talaga ang support ng bawat country na nakakalaban namin. So I wanted also na ganoon ang mangyari sa Philippines,” added the national team member.  However, the possibility of running for a position could take a few more years to materialize as Valdez is still enjoying her peak in the sport.  "We are trying to conceptualize pa lang naman,” explained Valdez. “We’re serious but as of now marami pa rin naman nangyayari sa amin sa volleyball kung na-settle muna lahat, so why not di ba?”     Barros a hero Barros endeared herself among the Filipino fans when the talented Brazilian opposite spiker strutted her wares during the country’s hosting of the FIVB Grand Prix in the late 90s early 2000s. With her charm, beauty and incredible power and skill, the 5-foot-10 hitter received a rock star status among adoring fans and became a hero among local volleyball players including most of the country’s stars today. One of them is Valdez.      “Leila Barros siguro is one of the heroes of Philippine volleyball. Isa siya sa talagan hinangaan ng lahat ng tao that’s why we’re all here,” said Valdez, who was just eight years old when Barros last saw action in the country during the 2000 World Grand Prix. “As a volleyball player I’m just really proud na may someone na very strong and brave enough to face another chapter of her life,” she added. Valdez herself has been actively doing civic works through her clinics and support to other foundations.  And her following Barros’ footsteps in public service is not far-fetched. "Siguro hindi naman sa ayaw kong magsalita ng tapos, mga councilor muna, hindi just kidding,” she said. “I really want to help not just volleyball in general but siguro sa nakukuha kong responsibility ko ay hindi lang din naman nali-limit sa volleyball. “Siyempre kailangan mo rin namang maka-experience ng mas madami, si Leila Barros nga ilang taon na rin naman then dun lang din nya na-realize na she’s ready to serve,” Valdez continued. “Hindi naman sa hinihintay ko siguro darating naman ang point na may mag-snap dyan na ‘you really have to serve (the country) after na lang ng volleyball siguro." “I’m not closing my doors but im really happy to help anyone din naman so who knows,” she said.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Catching Up with The Truth: ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera talks BuyBust experience

It’s been a while since we’ve seen ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera compete inside the ONE Championship cage. The last time Vera was in action was back in December of 2016 when he defended his title against Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine in Manila, winning via first round-TKO. And while “The Truth” hasn’t been active in mixed martial arts competition, that doesn’t mean that he’s been just sitting around, chilling. Far from it, in fact. Aside from getting married and taking care of some outside-competition matters, Vera has been quite busy on the silver screen. The 41-year old Fil-American booked his first major movie gig as part of the highly-successful action movie BuyBust, where he plays Rico Yatco, a member of an anti-narcotics squad in the Philippines. For Vera, the whole experience of being part of a movie is something that he says he looks forward to doing more in the future. “It was amazing, definitely something I look forward to doing after I’m finished with my competition side of martial arts, I absolutely loved it,” Vera shared with ABS-CBN Sports. Directed by famed Filipino movie director Erik Matti, BuyBust also features veteran actors such as Anne Curtis and Victor Neri among others. The experience, Vera says, is a ‘dream come true’ for him. “Working with Direk Erik, Ms. Anne Curtis, Victor Neri, Tito Levi [Ignacio], you know just working with that group of people and seeing the level of where I want to be, projects are coming my way now, it’s, I don’t know how to describe it, I don’t know how to explain it,” he said, “it’s beyond a dream. Most people dream to just get into a movie, I was put into a movie with all of those superstars. All I can do is thank my blessings everyday that I was able to do something like that.” Being a life-long mixed martial artist, Vera is no stranger to pressure and performing in front of large audiences. Having to “perform” so to say, for his BuyBust director and co-stars however, he admits, was a different beast altogether. “What do you think?” Vera responded with a chuckle. “First movie out? Okay, the lead is Anne Curtis. The director is Erik Matti. Then the names just kept on rolling. The pressure was definitely there, but Direk Erik said I did really good with the pressure, I just didn’t want to let the team down, that’s how I felt the whole time, I just didn’t want to let anybody down. From the directors, to the production, the cast, the crew that was working on set, I didn’t want to mess up for anyone. Definitely pressure, but I think that’s what helped us get through it,” he continued. Asked if he expected BuyBust to be as big as it was, Vera admitted that he didn’t know what to expect. “I had no idea. This was my first anything, so I had no idea. I didn’t get nervous, I wasn’t nervous for the world premiere in New York, I wasn’t nervous about that until before we left. We might have been already on the plane when I asked Anne, ‘Is this your first one?’ and she was like ‘Yeah, this is my first one.’ When she said that, it’s like it hit me in the face. ‘Oh my God, oh my God this is a big deal!’ That’s when I started getting nervous. I couldn’t believe what was going on,” he said. The experience as a whole, Vera says, was not simply a reason to be thankful, but rather a reason to keep working and keep striving to get better. “I’m just lucky, I’m lucky and blessed, that’s why I don’t complain about anything, just keep going forward and I keep training hard,” Vera added, “I keep going to Tagalog classes, I keep going to acting workshops, I have no right to complain, all I can do is get better. There’s too many people who put their faith in me for me to fail, and I just wanna keep grinding and getting better, and I realized all of this before, during, and after the shoot.” For now, however, Vera says that he’s more than excited to make his long-awaited return to the ONE Championship stage. While there’s no announcement yet with regards to his next title defense, the champ hopes to be able to do it on the upcoming ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS card in Manila on November 23rd at the Mall of Asia Arena. The card also features a highly-anticipated ONE Lightweight World Championship bout between Filipino martial arts hero Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Team Lakay and Singaporean knockout artist Amir Khan......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

PBA: Amer says Bolts going for broke in final three games

Baser Amer went from zero to hero in a matter of days for the Meralco Bolts. Amer scored a grand total of zero points Friday in a Meralco loss to Northport. Sunday against NLEX, Baser was struggling again, good for only five points through three quarters. But then the final period came and it was Hammer Time for Baser, dropping 17 big points including a clutch, game-tying and-one play and the final go-ahead triple as the Bolts stunned the Road Warriors with a comeback win. Amer finished with 22 points for the game, 17 in the fourth alone. "Struggle yung shooting ko from last game pero nandun yung tiwala ng teammates at coaches ko," Amer said. "Of course malaking bagay to samin kasi anim na talo na eh, ang bigat na sa katawan," he added. Now at 2-6 after arresting a six-game slide, the Bolts are barely avoiding elimination in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. With three games to go, Meralco is going for broke as they try to sneak into the playoffs. "Last [three] games na lang kami eh, so para sakin di na namin titignan yung standing," Amer said. "Yung last [three] games, look to win kami tapos bahala na kung ano mangyari," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

De Lima pays tribule to hero, idol teacher Mylene Durante

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday, October 13, paid tribute to fellow Bicolana Mylene Durante, calling the slain teacher a "hero and idol" whose tragic death should not be in vain. "If there is anyone who deserves to be called a 'hero' and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Will Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’ be a whole new world?

Disney Pictures has released its first preview of the live-action remake of its hit movie “Aladdin.” The one-minute-and-a-half sneak peek shows the desert region of Agrabah and the Cave of Wonders, the mysterious realm where the titular hero finds the lamp containing a wish-granting genie, known in folklore as a djinn. The remake of Disney’s […] The post Will Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’ be a whole new world? appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 12th, 2018Related News

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Heroism in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Who is your hero? Can you spot and accept your hero's flaws? In this episode of Basagan ng Trip, Leloy Claudio and history teacher Xiao Chua discuss the concept of heroism in the Philippines. – Rappler.com.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Nurmagomedov returns to hero s welcome, blasts dimwit McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lig.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Nurmagomedov returns to hero’s welcome, blasts ‘dimwit’ McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lig Source link link: Nurmagomedov returns to hero’s welcome, blasts ‘dimwit’ McGregor.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 10th, 2018Related News

Villain & lsquo;Venom& rsquo; is a box office hero

Villain & lsquo;Venom& rsquo; is a box office hero.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesOct 9th, 2018Related News

Remembering Carmen Guerrero Nakpil

News of the passing of Carmen "Chitang" Guerrero Nakpil reached me while I was visiting my daughter and her family in Boston, Massachusetts. Chitang was an old friend, and our families had been friends for generations. Her uncle, the sharp-eyed diagnostician, Dr. Luis Guerrero, had been our family physician during my childhood. Chitang's brother, Leon Ma. Guerrero, was tall, slim, dark and handsome, a career diplomat, a brilliant writer, an admiring biographer of our National Hero Jose Rizal. During a commercial mission in which I accompanied him to Germany, he sought out the locales connected with Rizal, particularly around Heidelberg and Wilhemsfeld, the rectory of Pastor Ullmer ...Keep on reading: Remembering Carmen Guerrero Nakpil.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 7th, 2018Related News

With Blackwater contract expiring, Zamar rises to occasion

MANILA, Philippines – Paul Zamar has given Blackwater more reasons to keep him in the near future. With his contract expiring in less than two months, the 30-year-old once again proved his worth by playing hero down the stretch to lift the Elite to a gritty 94-91 win over Meralco in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2018Related News

QC Centenarian Awardees Include Rizal Grandson

The Quezon City government awarded seven centenarians, including a grandson of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on Monday, October 1 during its flag raising ceremony at the Quezon City Hall. The recognition rites is part of the City’s observance of the Elderly Filipino Week with the theme: Kilalanin at Parangalan: “Tagasulong ng karapatan ng nakakatanda […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2018Related News

QC centenarian awardees include Rizal grandson

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA)--The Quezon City government awarded seven centenarians, including a grandson of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on Monday, October 1 during its flag raising ceremony at the Q.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 4th, 2018Related News

Street child grows up to become hero in Cebu

In celebration of October 4 as World Children's Day and as part of UNICEF Philippines’ 70th year anniversary, the UN’s child rights agency honors modern-day heroes committed to bringing a brighter future for the next generation of Filipinos......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 4th, 2018Related News

QC centenarian awardees include Rizal grandson

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA)--The Quezon City government awarded seven centenarians, including a grandson of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on Monday, October 1 during its flag raising ceremony at the Q.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 4th, 2018Related News

Adamson hero Sean Manganti spreads his wings as Player of the Week

The Adamson Soaring Falcons continue to fly high in UAAP Season 81 with an immaculate 5-0 record. That wouldn't have been possible if not for Sean Manganti who emerged as the hero in the Soaring Falcons’ thrilling 69-68 win over the UP Fighting Maroons last Wednesday. Adamson was on the verge of suffering its first loss, but the third-year forward crushed the hearts of the Diliman faithful by knocking down a tough floater off a broken play with 0.7 seconds left. “It was just a scramble at that point. I was taught to never quit until you hear the buzzer, so I just kept going until we heard the buzzer,” he said about the game-winner, which was the cherry on top of his team-high 18 points. Just three days later, Manganti showed up again for Adamson in their 63-58 triumph over the NU Bulldogs, spearheading the charge with 14 points, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals. For being instrumental in the Soaring Falcons’ twin victories this week that preserved their unblemished slate, the Filipino-American high-flyer has earned the CHOOKS-TO-GO/UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week honors. Prior to these back-to-back impressive performances, Manganti had a fluctuating start to the season. He struggled with just four points against the Ateneo Blue Eagles, delivered a career-high 27 points against the UE Red Warriors, then went scoreless against the UST Growling Tigers. The Adamson skipper admitted that he needs to be more consistent going forward. "It's up and down, up and down. It's been very hard. It's disappointing,” he said. "I just want to be consistent, help carry the team, and do everything to carry the team." Manganti bested UE’s Alvin Pasaol, UP's Bright Akhuetie, and Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame for the weekly award......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 1st, 2018Related News